Sat, Mar 18, 2006

Robert Novak | March 18, 2006

Democratic insiders take seriously a possible new try for the presidency by Al Gore and say he is capable of raising more money than the presumptive front-runner, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Fri, Mar 17, 2006

Rich Galen | March 17, 2006

Rich Tucker | March 17, 2006

They’re not legally binding, but the words of the Declaration of Independence are certainly inspiring. They insist that every man has the right to “the pursuit of happiness.”

Todd Manzi | March 17, 2006

In asking Jay Bennish — the Colorado teacher whose 20-minute socialist diatribe was taped by one of his students — whether or not he felt he was set up, Matt Lauer has set himself up for us, once again, to question his journalistic competence and his obvious liberal bias. 

Kathleen Parker | March 17, 2006

We live in interesting times when the Catholic Church has to defend its doctrinal beliefs regarding the adoption of children against those who insist that the church adjust its policies to reflect the preferences of gays and lesbians.

Larry J. Sabato | March 17, 2006

We all live in the moment, and we often mistakenly believe that what is true today was true always. Not so in politics, and especially in Congressional elections.

Brent Bozell | March 17, 2006

Some use the term "March madness" to describe not the college basketball tournament, but another college tradition, spring break. It's one obvious definition of the old joke, "Lead me not into temptation, I can find the way myself." Spring break should be known as the anti-Lent. Sex, alcohol, outrageous misbehavior -- every indulgence is mandatory, and magnified live on MTV.

Jonah Goldberg | March 17, 2006

Every few years the commentariat becomes fixated on the great American conservative "crack-up."

David Limbaugh | March 17, 2006

Doesn't it strike you as ironic that one of the major architects of a legislative scheme that tramples all over the First Amendment had the gall to try to censure President Bush for the wireless surveillance of terrorists?

Mona Charen | March 17, 2006

Courage is among the rarest of virtues. Most people will not risk even the displeasure of their boss, far less their very lives, for something they believe in.

Oliver North | March 17, 2006

It should not, therefore, be a surprise on this third anniversary of OIF's "D-Day" that American public opinion on the war has fallen through the floor.

Eliot Peace | March 17, 2006

Louisiana’s unique characteristics lend to its unpredictability, especially on Election Day.  

Ross Mackenzie | March 17, 2006

A late-winter mix of marvels and miscellany. . .

Charles Krauthammer | March 17, 2006

Polygamy used to be stereotyped as the province of secretive Mormons, primitive Africans and profligate Arabs. With ``Big Love" it moves to suburbia as a mere alternative lifestyle.

Ed Feulner | March 17, 2006

An iron rule of politics holds that contested elections are won and lost in the middle. Roughly 40 percent of voters will vote for the Democrat and 40 percent for the Republican, leaving the outcome in the hands of the undecided 20 percent.

Thu, Mar 16, 2006

Cal Thomas | March 16, 2006

Why should newspapers matter? In the Internet age, when virtually anything you want to know is available 24/7, should people not already in the habit of reading newspapers care if they survive?

Larry Elder | March 16, 2006

"Crash," a movie about the allegedly tense "race relations" in Los Angeles, took the Oscar for Best Picture.  Its fans say it reveals how Angelenos walk on racial tightropes, based on fear, stereotypes and distrust.

Mike Adams | March 16, 2006

All kidding aside, I just found a new reason to love Georgia Tech.

Suzanne Fields | March 16, 2006

Freud never asked, "What do men want?" Since it was a man's world, the good doctor thought everyone knew the answer to that one.

Matt Towery | March 16, 2006

I used to think politics was tough business! Try living the life of a traveling comedian.

Maggie Gallagher | March 16, 2006

It's less a sweeping call for a new movement than a plaintive plea for inclusion in the old conservative movement, which Dreher views as overly market-oriented and, so, disdainful of crunchy values.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 16, 2006

Those gruesome news reports from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony the other night remind me of a conclusion I came to a few years back. Rock and roll is dead. Rest in peace..

Robert Novak | March 16, 2006

Boyle has been on the federal bench for 22 years, and his only liability is that he is a conservative who spent a year on Sen. Jesse Helms's staff. While he is the Bush appellate court nominee who has been waiting for confirmation the longest, he is not alone.

George Will | March 16, 2006

On March 23, Bush will have served longer without issuing a veto than any president since Jefferson, who vetoed nothing in two full terms.

William F. Buckley | March 16, 2006

The inside story: The date was Oct. 15, 1946. The Nazi war criminals would be hanged the next day.

Marvin Olasky | March 16, 2006

With Israel facing a crucial national election on March 28, the big news here early this week was Sharon Stone's visit to the famed Western (Wailing) Wall, the one part of the Temple that survived when victorious Romans in A.D. 70 stepped over Israelite corpses to raze the rest.

Megan Basham | March 16, 2006

Sometimes critics are a little harder on fluffy romantic comedies than the films’ modest aspirations deserve. Yes, Failure to Launch retreads some old ground (as all romantic comedies must, by nature). But we still cheer when Tripp and Paula overcome the odds of their own stereotypical romance.

Wed, Mar 15, 2006

Ann Coulter | March 15, 2006

I guess the only way we'll ever find out how many blacks have worked in the Bush administration is to wait for them to get in trouble someday so we can read the breathless, triumphant stories on the front page of the New York Times about a black Republican scofflaw. It's amazing that anyone has ever heard of Condoleezza Rice -- she's never even been arrested for jaywalking.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is destined to find that his love of the Republican Party will be unrequited.

Chuck Colson | March 15, 2006

It's a strange schizophrenia in our culture that we can celebrate the achievements of disabled people while at the same time target them for elimination.

Caroline Glick | March 15, 2006

Israel's election campaign presents an unparalleled challenge to Israelis on both the Right and the Left who care about the issues challenging the country. Today, not only do they have to defend what they believe, they also have to defend their right to believe anything.

Doug Wilson | March 15, 2006

The importance of personal responsibility is taught everyday in American classrooms, churches and at dinner tables and ball fields—everywhere, it seems, but Washington, DC.

Michelle Malkin | March 15, 2006

One of the nation's fastest-rising poetry prodigies is a 7-year-old New York girl whose poisonous demagogic advocacy of black separatism makes Al Sharpton look like Mister Rogers.

John Stossel | March 15, 2006

Several hundred people showed up at my door Wednesday to teach me a lesson by offering me a job. They were unionized public-school teachers, and they wanted me to go into a school and teach for a week. "Teach, John, teach!" they chanted.

Walter E. Williams | March 15, 2006

I've received numerous letters from all over our country saying that indoctrination at Overland High School is by no means unique.

Brent Bozell | March 15, 2006

Will former White House reporter Helen Thomas ever go away?

Mike Adams | March 15, 2006

Well, I guess it had to happen. Several weeks after writing my “Queer Muhammad” column, I finally got a call from a Muslim extremist – one who mostly shouted at me over the phone in broken English.

Jonah Goldberg | March 15, 2006

Imagine riot police had to be sent into Harvard to quell an enormous student protest. OK, that's not terribly hard to imagine.

Tony Blankley | March 15, 2006

The 2008 presidential primary season started a few days ago. And aspirants in both parties quickly played the George W. Bush card -- to meager effect. In the Democratic primary, Sen. Russ Feingold launched his campaign on the floor of the Senate calling for President Bush's censure.

Terry Jeffrey | March 15, 2006

Unlike Sen. Russell Feingold, the Wisconsin Democrat seeking to censure President Bush for ordering the interception of communications in and out of the United States involving persons with suspected links to al-Qaeda, Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt had no qualms about warrantless eavesdropping to protect the United States against attack.

Ben Shapiro | March 15, 2006

Last week, Gov. Mike Rounds of South Dakota signed legislation prohibiting abortion in the state except in cases where the mother's life is in danger.

Linda Chavez | March 15, 2006

When it comes to fighting government censorship, Google, the giant Internet search engine, is on the front lines.

Burt Prelutsky | March 15, 2006

Not too long ago, I had an argument regarding charity. My friend was of the opinion, shared by many, that one’s contributions should always be given anonymously. In other words, it should be a secret shared only with God and, I assume, that granter of tax deductions -- the I.R.S.

Kathleen Parker | March 15, 2006

Americans have heard much about coffins returning from Iraq without media coverage; they've heard about military funerals unattended by the commander in chief; they've also heard endlessly about a certain military mother who lost a son in Iraq.

Paul Greenberg | March 15, 2006

Nothing is settled till it's settled right. That's not a legal dictum, it's common sense, mother wit, moral imperative . . . whichever description you prefer.

John McCaslin | March 14, 2006

"Please do not share this e-mail or forward it to anyone. I have sent it (to) a limited number of friends and hope you will honor this request. Thanks."

Thomas Sowell | March 14, 2006

Governor Bill Owens of Colorado has cut through the cant about "free speech" and come to the defense of a 16-year-old high school student who tape-recorded his geography teacher using class time to rant against President Bush and compare him to Hitler.

David Limbaugh | March 14, 2006

Yes, Republicans are experiencing great difficulties right now, but the good news -- politically speaking -- is that Democrats are in even worse shape. While they can feast on their anti-Bush cuisine between elections, they're eventually going to have to come up with a menu of their own.

Cal Thomas | March 14, 2006

The death of "peace activist" Tom Fox, and the threatened execution of the three others held with him in Iraq, is doubly tragic.

Dennis Prager | March 14, 2006

Among the most frequently asked questions about Jews are: Why are Jews overwhelmingly liberal? Why are so few religious?

Rebecca Hagelin | March 14, 2006

Thanks to the outrageous, profligate spending habits of our elected officials, every taxpayer reading this is in serious trouble.

Bill Murchison | March 14, 2006

Democracy is the product we're marketing around the globe, under Bush administration auspices. Not without some sales resistance.

Jennifer Biddison | March 14, 2006

After reading recent media reports, you’d think we all need to give up fish right now in order to avoid dying from too much mercury consumption.  Eat too much sushi, and you might as well be the next one chopped up and dipped in soy sauce.  But how much faith should we really put into these reports?

Mon, Mar 13, 2006

Rich Galen | March 13, 2006

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | March 13, 2006

We writers – whether journalists reporting, columnists expounding, or authors expanding – have an incredible responsibility. We must be critical in our approach to news and information. We must understand it. We must remember it is not about us as writers; it is solely about our readers. We must take the information we receive; ensure that it is both thorough and unflaggingly truthful.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 13, 2006

While the Patriot Act and National Security Agency wiretapping have received enormous attention and criticism from the mainstream media, another federal agency has been quietly gathering far more personal information about U.S. residents than those laws ever can. And this unreported project affects thousands more people.

Jack Kemp | March 13, 2006

Two good things emerged out of the Dubai Port World fiasco, but only after more than two weeks of posturing, pontification and politicizing of an otherwise legitimate commercial licensing deal for the logistical operations of six U.S. ports.

Michael Barone | March 13, 2006

Twelve years ago, I was the first in the national press to write that the Republicans had a serious chance to win a majority of seats in the House. That article appeared in the issue of U.S. News that hit the newsstands on July 11, 1994, less than four months before the election.

Mike Adams | March 13, 2006

Those who read my column know that I get a lot of hate mail from liberals. But few know that I get plenty from conservatives, too.

Star Parker | March 13, 2006

Recent research by behavioral psychologists might shed some light on why President Bush had difficulty in selling his concept of private retirement accounts as a central feature of reforming Social Security.

Suzanne Fields | March 13, 2006

March is Women's History Month, and Laura and George W. Bush celebrated International Women's Day with a White House reception for women of Third World countries.

Jennifer Roback Morse | March 13, 2006

Catholic Charities in Boston just shut down its adoptions program rather than capitulate on the issue of gay adoption. But the question is poorly posed. Instead of asking whether gays should be foster parents, we should ask, what would be most helpful for foster children?

Robert Novak | March 13, 2006

The wheels came off the Republican cart on Capitol Hill last week with abandonment of any pretense of loyalty to George W. Bush. But while upbraiding the president, Republican members of Congress were adrift on a sea of unrestrained government spending.

Clinton W. Taylor | March 13, 2006

We’d be lying if we said we were surprised at the public outrage to Yale’s admission of former deputy foreign secretary of the Taliban, Sayeed Rahmatullah Hashemi.  It was an outrageous decision. We hoped to crystallize a national response with our campaign to send fake red fingernails to Yale. From the reactions we’ve received, we’ve really nailed them.

John Leo | March 13, 2006

Rachel Corrie, a young American woman accidentally flattened by an Israeli bulldozer during a protest in Gaza three years ago,  is a hero to Palestinians and the anti-American left.

Paul Greenberg | March 13, 2006

It shouldn't have come as a surprise when the U.S. Supreme Court came down firmly on the government's side in Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights (FAIR) - not after the justices had given short shrift to the other side during the oral arguments. That was the side of some of the country's most prestigious, ivy-covered law schools.

Sun, Mar 12, 2006

Paul Jacob | March 12, 2006

Take a common-sense idea. If it shocks those in charge, but not you, you know where to draw the line of today's political divide.

George Will | March 12, 2006

By now even Barry Bonds, although notably thick-skinned regarding public obloquy, might wish he had retired after the 1998 season.