Sat, Mar 11, 2006

Larry Kudlow | March 11, 2006

Despite the grim picture the mainstream media continue to paint about just about everything -- the insurgent-ridden reconstruction effort in Iraq, the looming Iran threat, the failed Dubai ports deal, the twin deficits, the president’s sagging poll numbers, the Jack Abrahamoff scandal, and on and on -- there’s one thing they just can’t taint: This U.S. economy remains very healthy.

Rich Tucker | March 11, 2006

The United States is dangerously close to becoming a one party state. This year’s congressional elections could cement that party in power, which would probably allow it to move even further away from its traditional conservative principles.

Burt Prelutsky | March 11, 2006

Some clichés hang on because they’re true. Some others, however, hang on just because nobody has bothered blowing the cobwebs off them. A specific one I have in mind insists that hatred is a bad thing -- that it’s actually worse for a person to hate than to be hated. I beg to differ.

Robert Novak | March 11, 2006

While George W. Bush is helping House Republicans to raise money Thursday for their 2006 campaign effort to keep their majority, they may that very day deliver a stinging rebuke to him on the Dubai ports issue.

Fri, Mar 10, 2006

Rich Galen | March 10, 2006

Chuck Colson | March 10, 2006

I came to Washington at the end of the ugly McCarthy era. But what I see going on today gives McCarthyism a bad name.

Doug Wilson | March 10, 2006

Remember the satisfaction of receiving your first paycheck? I know I do. My first job was as a construction worker, and I’ll never forget depositing that hard-earned cash in my very own bank account. I was 15 years old, and I was becoming self-reliant. 

Brent Bozell | March 10, 2006

When Oscar Night was over, the biggest impression the awards show left was its glowing tribute to one "Hustle and Flow" rap song.

Jonah Goldberg | March 10, 2006

State Department cookie-pushers, Davos dons, Wall Street Brahmins, think-tank worrywarts and the Olympians of the European Union are all fretting about the troubling rise of "economic nationalism" in the West. And, although it pains me to say so, I think the pinstripe crowd is right.

David Limbaugh | March 10, 2006

I can't tell you how many columns I've read lately acknowledging that Republicans are in deep disarray. But most of these, and many more, concede the Democrats' own problems prevent them from capitalizing on the GOP difficulties.

Mona Charen | March 10, 2006

This is one of those moments when you want to grab liberals by the lapels and demand, "Well, what did you expect?"

Oliver North | March 10, 2006

The last Global Geographic Literacy Survey, assessing the geographic knowledge of 18-24-year-olds in nine different countries was, at best, a disappointment.

Kathleen Parker | March 10, 2006

Yes, we've apparently exhausted all comedic plotlines and have had to turn to a small sliver of oddball humanity for new material. You can imagine the producers brainstorming:

Eliot Peace | March 10, 2006

Georgia is the setting for several high-profile congressional races this year. Normally, strong challengers wait for an open seat before throwing a hat in the ring, or they wait for a presidential election year and try to ride the coattails of their party's nominee.

Ed Feulner | March 10, 2006

Our Founding Fathers envisioned the Senate as a “cooling saucer” that would give lawmakers the time they needed to blow off steam and make the right decisions.

Todd Manzi | March 09, 2006

Apparently, it’s acceptable in the Cherry Creek School District for a geography teacher to use 20 minutes of class time for a left wing, fanatically whacko, socialist diatribe, providing he has made arrangements for Ann Coulter to tell the class what she thinks of communism.  Isn’t public education great?

Larry Elder | March 09, 2006

Gen. Georges Sada, the No. 2 ranking officer with the Iraqi Air Force, is finally being heard in Washington, D.C.

Cal Thomas | March 09, 2006

Now the president, who has not vetoed a single bill in more than five years in office, wants Congress to give him line-item veto power.

Debra J. Saunders | March 09, 2006

Law schools that challenged the Solomon Amendment, a federal law passed in 1994 that eliminates federal funding to universities that deny equal access to military recruiters, tried to hide behind noble motives.

Matt Towery | March 09, 2006

It's either a historically brilliant move in telecommunications history or another widening of the hole through which Deep South support for Republicans and the Bush administration may drain.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 09, 2006

 "Obsession," is one of the most riveting films I have seen about the roots of the struggle the civilized world now faces.

Ross Mackenzie | March 09, 2006

Nature's March quickening reminds, in the words of naturalist Hal Borland, that "no winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn." And so, comments on a rising spring selection of items in the news. . . .

John McCaslin | March 09, 2006

He has a beat-up Potomac River bridge named after him - one of the most treacherous spans a motorist can cross in this country - but no official presidential library overseen by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Alan Reynolds | March 09, 2006

Aside from government subsidies and transfer payments, income is not "distributed" at all. Most income is either earned or stolen.

Marvin Olasky | March 09, 2006

Since 9-11, I've received numerous letters like this recent one: "What can be done to help educate people on the dangers that radical Islam poses to Western civilization? I don't think this ideological conflict will go away."

Doug Wilson | March 09, 2006

Americans move fast. We dream, plan, and build all in the blink of an eye. At times, our pursuit of progress consumes us; we get so caught up with making things bigger or better that we forget about making things right. Funny thing about progress though, it doesn’t mean much unless you’re going in the right direction.

Wed, Mar 08, 2006

Ann Coulter | March 08, 2006

In case you missed the Oscars last Sunday night, here are the highlights:

Rich Galen | March 08, 2006

Bill and Hillary Clinton are the first couple to appear simultaneously and independently on the national political stage.

Clinton W. Taylor | March 08, 2006

Since the New York Times and Wall Street Journal broke the news about the admission of Taliban official Sayeed Rahmatullah Hashemi to a special student program at Yale, we’ve received numerous emails from outraged Yale Alumni. One email stood out from the rest—"I won’t give Yale one red cent this year, but maybe I will give them a red fingernail instead!" 

Thomas Sowell | March 08, 2006

The Supreme Court's recent 8 to 0 decision (Justice Alito not yet participating) shot down a claim that oil companies were colluding in setting prices. That claim was upheld by the far-left 9th Circuit Court of Appeals but neither liberals nor conservatives on the Supreme Court were buying it.

Michelle Malkin | March 08, 2006

Nearly five years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, our borders remain porous. The deportation system remains broken. The government's tracking systems for criminal illegal aliens and visa overstayers remain incomplete. So, what's Washington's latest homeland security solution?

John Stossel | March 08, 2006

Teachers unions are mad at me. The New York State United Teachers demands I apologize for my "gutter level" journalism, "an irresponsible assault on public school students and teachers." This is because I hosted an ABC News TV special titled "Stupid in America," which pointed out:

Walter E. Williams | March 08, 2006

Presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton used Rev. Al Sharpton's Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration to, as Professor Shelby Steele explains, "whistle for the black vote by pandering to the black sense of grievance."

Brent Bozell | March 08, 2006

You'd think Katie Couric would aspire to be an anchorwoman for all the American people now that CBS appears to be wooing her for the Throne of Rather. So why did she have to be so rough on Thomas Monaghan, the founder of Domino's Pizza, for being a Catholic?

Jonah Goldberg | March 08, 2006

One of my favorite tidbits about Hollywood that I've gleaned from the starstruck press is that a great many of its most accomplished stars don't allow their staffs to look them in the eye.

Tony Blankley | March 08, 2006

Most of the world today not only is in denial concerning the truly appalling likely consequences of the rise of radical Islam, it often refuses to even accept unambiguous evidence of its existence.

Terry Jeffrey | March 08, 2006

Roman Catholic Archbishop Michael Sheehan of Santa Fe, N.M., secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, hurled a stinging criticism last week at the provision in the immigration reform bill passed by the U.S. House that calls for building 700 miles of double fencing -- together with "roads, lighting, cameras and sensors" -- along five stretches of the nearly 2,000-mile-long U.S.-Mexican border.

Ben Shapiro | March 08, 2006

Law schools across the United States got slapped down by the Supreme Court last Monday.

Linda Chavez | March 08, 2006

With all the recent talk about security vulnerabilities at the nation's ports, one subject goes virtually unmentioned. The men who actually control many of the nation's docks, especially on the Eastern seaboard, are in the hip pocket of the Mafia and have been for decades.

Kathleen Parker | March 08, 2006

It is up to Muslims to be full-throated in their condemnation and marginalization of those who declare jihad against Westerners. All of them.

George Will | March 08, 2006

Thirty-six law schools and faculties challenged the constitutionality of the law on the ground that ``forced hosting" of military recruiters constitutes a ``crisis of conscience" over compelled speech.

Tue, Mar 07, 2006

Maggie Gallagher | March 07, 2006

At the Oscars, George Clooney declared he was "proud to be out of touch." Movies and TV, he suggested, can help change the world, one wicked human heart at a time.

William F. Buckley | March 07, 2006

There is furtive glee in the eyes of such as Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. The reason for it is that she calculates that the effrontery of South Dakota's legislature will bring on massive retaliation by the Supreme Court.

Chuck Colson | March 07, 2006

A once-overlooked group is suddenly making waves. What’s so special about "crunchy cons"?

Thomas Sowell | March 07, 2006

In the grand scheme of things, the recent resignation of Harvard's president, Lawrence Summers, was a small episode. But its implications are large and reach beyond Harvard -- and well beyond the academic world.

David Limbaugh | March 07, 2006

Given her husband's insatiable ego and unquenchable quest for public affection, presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton will face some hard choices during her campaign, which has already begun.

Cal Thomas | March 07, 2006

Officially, he is not yet running and won't make up his mind until after the fall elections, but in an interview in his Senate office (March 2), McCain sounds as if an announcement of his candidacy is merely a formality.

Dennis Prager | March 07, 2006

Here's a speech we would like to hear from an Academy Award winner:

Debra J. Saunders | March 07, 2006

Colorado high-school sophomore Sean Allen couldn't convince his father that his geography teacher was as over-the-top as he contended. So Allen taped one of his teacher's rants on his MP3 player. Too bad for Jay Bennish: His 20-minute lecture ended up on talk radio.

Bill Murchison | March 07, 2006

Not just from Antonin Scalia, and not just from Clarence Thomas, rather, from a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court this week came the juicy rebuke to 36 law schools trying to bar military recruiters from their premises.

Jennifer Biddison | March 07, 2006

While many are still arguing about the UAE port deal and panicking about the “civil war” that’s supposedly breaking out in Iraq, the rest of you are hungering to find out what the mainstream media is missing.  Here’s this week’s report.

Burt Prelutsky | March 07, 2006

One of the more fatuous beliefs that has been foisted off by self-proclaimed feminists and other politically correct lamebrains is that children don’t really need fathers.

Todd Manzi | March 07, 2006

The Associated Press reached a new level of incompetence, and the "news" industry they serve doesn’t seem to care. If you want political opinion, you’ll find it in Associated Press dispatches. If you want news, you might have to read conservative opinion columns.

Joel Mowbray | March 07, 2006

Unbeknownst to most Americans, federal prosecutors opened their case recently in the terrorism trial of a young American who studied under two Taliban-tied imams in California and whose grandfather was Pakistan’s minister of religion in the 1980’s.

John McCaslin | March 07, 2006

President Bush reminded us of the important roles mothers play in our lives during Monday's White House swearing-in ceremony for the new chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Edward Lazear.

Rebecca Hagelin | March 07, 2006

How did it come to this? How did conservative leaders lose their way? And what must be done now to get America on the right path before it’s too late?

Megan Basham | March 07, 2006

These were films that sympathized with terrorists, demonized capitalism, and turned uniquely American icons into subversive sexual punch lines. These were films that led to lowest box-office receipts in decades and the second-worst Oscar ratings since 1987. No matter how much velvet the Academy wraps its agenda in, its clear the public now knows the truth.

Mon, Mar 06, 2006

Rich Galen | March 06, 2006

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | March 06, 2006

I’m often asked whether-or-not America is still producing future generations of the right sort of men. Not just good men – a man is either good or bad – but tough, clear-headed, un-emasculated, young male leaders capable of standing up to future threats against this nation.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 06, 2006

To those who are looking for a standard for U.S. decision-making, here it is: the ports are U.S. property and we're fully entitled to make any decision we believe is in the best interest of the United States of America. No law requires us to treat all countries the same.

Michael Barone | March 06, 2006

The issue is historical now, but still worth exploring. Why, for two distinct groups of Americans, has it become a matter of conviction held with religious intensity that there cannot have been any relationship between al-Qaida and Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq?

Star Parker | March 06, 2006

The Supreme Court's unanimous 8-0 decision this week rejecting claims by the National Organization for Women (Now) that demonstrations at abortion clinics are extortion and therefore punishable under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act was an important vote for freedom and free speech.

Suzanne Fields | March 06, 2006

That crunching noise George W. Bush and the Republicans hear is not ice in the White House bird feeder, where those of us taking in the sun here at the southernmost tip of America imagine ice must be.

Debra J. Saunders | March 06, 2006

To meet the demand for new immigrant workers, the McCain-Kennedy bill would allow some 400,000 people living outside America to apply for guest-worker status each year.

Diana West | March 06, 2006

One of the weirder sideshows to open alongside a main event -- the proposed operational transfer of six major American ports to a firm owned by the United Arab Emirates -- is the growing chorus of road-company Zolas, "J'accusing" everybody opposed to the sale of "xenophobia," "isolationist mass hysteria," "bigotry," "nativism," "panic," and "prejudice" against innocent Araby.

Frank Gaffney | March 06, 2006

The deal struck last week by President Bush and his Indian counterpart, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, effectively recognizes reality: The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is dead.

Jack Kemp | March 06, 2006

It was an absolute thrill to see American businessmen and women, some Jewish and some Christian, become totally immersed in Israel's culture, its economy and, of course, its political and foreign policy.

Jennifer Roback Morse | March 06, 2006

"Out of Touch Feminism" has been a failure. These self-appointed spokeswomen for American womanhood have no idea what makes women tick, and have contempt for what real women actually want.

Robert Novak | March 06, 2006

President Bush's visit to Katrina-ravaged Louisiana Wednesday follows six months of bungling that threatens political catastrophe for the state's Republicans.

Sun, Mar 05, 2006

William F. Buckley | March 05, 2006

Three news bulletins catch the eye.

John Leo | March 05, 2006

Law professor Eugene Volokh calls it “censorship envy.” Muslims in Europe want the same sort of censorship that many nations now offer to other aggrieved groups.

Burt Prelutsky | March 05, 2006

Charles Dudley Warner claimed that everybody talked about the weather, but that nobody did anything about it. He could have said the same about the Academy Awards, but, then, he never met me.

Paul Jacob | March 05, 2006

In states and localities across the country — from Maine to Oregon — voters are taking matters of government over-spending into their own hands.

George Will | March 05, 2006

John Edwards is roaming around, with 2008 in mind. His travels to more than 30 states have been organized around his interest in poverty.

Larry Kudlow | March 05, 2006

From my standpoint, taking into account all the editorializing, talk-show tempests, and political sound bites of recent weeks, I have yet to see any real evidence that the deal will compromise U.S. national security.