Sat, May 06, 2006

Doug Giles | May 06, 2006

Today, everyone who does not blow off and seem completely breezy with our borders being more open than Puffy's pores before he began to use ProActiv is seen as a hater . . . a vile, racist that hates struggling, poor people.

William F. Buckley | May 06, 2006

I was there in search of a diagnosis for my shortness of breath, and a dozen tests and examinations confirmed that the problem is emphysema and, oh yes, the cause of it was smoking.

Rich Tucker | May 06, 2006

Some myths simply won’t go away. Look no further than the fallacy that while liberals are open-minded and independent, conservatives are a monolithic group, marching in lockstep to a tune called by fundamentalist religious leaders.

Robert Novak | May 06, 2006

Republican National Chairman Kenneth Mehlman went to Capitol Hill last Tuesday to warn the party's House and Senate campaign staffers of dire consequences unless Republicans break the current legislative deadlock.

Fri, May 05, 2006

Kathleen Parker | May 05, 2006

Once upon a time on Planet Earth - before the scourge of AIDS - the subject of condoms rarely came up in polite company.

Mike Gallagher | May 05, 2006

I'm afraid that the real loser in this drama will be the Republican Party. 

Brent Bozell | May 05, 2006

If it was meant to be a passing fancy, it shows no sign of abatement. In fact, "reality" television seems to be seeping out of every crack and crevice on the tube these days. Hollywood is satisfying audiences' desire for extravagant new setups that create the prerequisite audacious buzz.

Jonah Goldberg | May 05, 2006

I'd planned on ignoring the inferno of idiocy raging in the nation's capital over gas prices, but it's looking like an eternal flame.

David Limbaugh | May 05, 2006

Come November, how will Republicans credibly be able to make the case that they deserve to be reelected to majority status when they have unilaterally surrendered their current majority position?

Oliver North | May 05, 2006

It's always fascinating to return from travel overseas and step back into the alternative universe of America's media elites.

Debra J. Saunders | May 05, 2006

If you go by certain columnists and news reports, you see a clear dividing line: good hard-working immigrants -- legal, illegal, it makes no difference -- who supported the May 1 Great American Boycott versus conservative white racists, who like cheap lettuce but hate immigrants.

Charles Krauthammer | May 05, 2006

Israel's Jewish population has just passed 5.6 million. America's Jewish population was about 5.5 million in 1990, dropped to about 5.2 million ten years later and is in a precipitous decline.

Pat Buchanan | May 05, 2006

At this hour, the leftist leaders of Argentina and Brazil are meeting with the populist-radicals who run Venezuela and Bolivia.

John McCaslin | May 05, 2006

The Beltway Beat's "Hollywood in the military" items of recent days are continuing to gain national exposure, including from veteran broadcaster Paul Harvey over the ABC Radio network this week.

Rich Galen | May 05, 2006

You know? I'm beginning to feel bad for the Congressional Democrats. Every time it looks like they might be making some headway in their push to take back control of the US House, something bad happens to set them back.

Ed Feulner | May 05, 2006

When a crisis strikes, Americans can count on Congress to swing into action. So as gasoline prices soared toward $3 per gallon, lawmakers did what they do best: They complained.

Megan Basham | May 05, 2006

Few children’s films are as nakedly indoctrinating as this one.

Thu, May 04, 2006

Suzanne Fields | May 04, 2006

Perhaps nothing is as American as the robust humor that pokes fun at power, and this includes parodies of the president.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 04, 2006

I hope the great restaurants of Paris held a moment of silence early this week upon hearing of the death of the distinguished French philosopher and journalist, Jean-Francois Revel.

Thomas Sowell | May 04, 2006

Over the years, there have been a number of books written about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Some of these books have looked at Justice Thomas politically, some biographically or racially -- and with various degrees of bias or inaccuracy.

Larry Elder | May 04, 2006

The normally persistent Russert never challenged Kennedy's incredible assertion. Yet the bloodbath some predicted would occur -- if we withdrew from Vietnam -- did happen.

Mike Adams | May 04, 2006

Recently, a man dressed as a woman – who happens to teach at UNC-Chapel Hill  - wrote a letter to my Chair, Dean, Provost, Chancellor, and every member of my department. Although he gave my work some unexpected exposure, his intentions were far from benevolent.

Cal Thomas | May 04, 2006

As with most hotly contested debates, the political fight over who has a "right" to be in America will be partly about who controls the language; not Spanish vs. English, but honesty vs. political correctness.

Matt Towery | May 04, 2006

Recall that a GOP to-do list called the "Contract With America" was front and center in the public eye. Term limits for elected officials was a key provision.

George Will | May 04, 2006

Galbraith was an adviser to presidents and presidential aspirants. His book "The Affluent Society," published in 1958, was a milestone on liberalism's transformation into a doctrine of condescension. And into a minority persuasion.

Joel Mowbray | May 04, 2006

Painstaking research by writer-director Paul Greengrass is evident on-screen, culminating in a finished product that is perhaps the best educated guess as to what actually transpired on the plane that crashed into a Pennsylvania field instead of the Capitol.

Michael Fumento | May 04, 2006

After the hard-fought Battle of Fallujah in November 2004, is the enemy slowly taking back the area? Is beating off enemy attacks somehow better than not having them at all?

Alan Reynolds | May 04, 2006

"Gouging" is a meaningless word. Charging more than others do for the same fuel is inconceivable at the wholesale level because fuel is traded on global markets and the going price is instantly visible online.

Marvin Olasky | May 04, 2006

The head of the White House faith-based office was resigning to become president of a small Catholic college in Pennsylvania. He told me he was "filled with gratitude" for his four years on the job, but "saddened by the stranglehold that certain entrenched interests have."

Wed, May 03, 2006

Brent Bozell | May 03, 2006

A few weeks ago, the pollsters for NBC and The Wall Street Journal asked this question:

Ann Coulter | May 03, 2006

Every sentient, literate adult knows that the current spike in gas prices is 90 percent due to forces completely beyond the control of Congress, the White House or even "Big Oil" itself. The laws of supply and demand determine gas prices the same way those laws determine the price of eggs, acid-washed blue jeans and Kanye West downloads.

The May 1 demonstrations, which capped a year of unprecedented self-assertiveness by America’s heretofore reticent Latino population, mark an important change in Hispanic attitudes and, therefore, in American politics.

Chuck Colson | May 03, 2006

It's no secret that Christians in Islamic countries often face severe persecution. But the Islamic world's dim view of religious freedom also spells trouble for the spread of democracy.

Michelle Malkin | May 03, 2006

There are none so blind as those who will not see. While the mainstream media heaped praise on the "peaceful" May Day protesters and newspapers plastered sympathetic photos of the pro-illegal alien "sea of humanity" all over their front pages, freelance photographers, bloggers, and radio interviewers captured a sea of open-borders militancy nationwide.

John Stossel | May 03, 2006

I always thought victimhood was something to avoid. It meant that something bad was happening to you, something you didn't want. But since today's laws give victims special power and attention, some people seem to aspire to the title of "victim."

Walter E. Williams | May 03, 2006

According to some pundits and political hustlers, free trade has led to a loss of "good manufacturing jobs." Let's look at it, but before doing so, let's first see whether we should work ourselves into a tizzy over other job losses.

Tony Blankley | May 03, 2006

It is almost inconceivable that an argument is taken seriously that we don't have the right to secure our borders and determine who shall enter our country.

Mike Adams | May 03, 2006

Two nights ago, I smoked one in celebration of the 2nd Amendment. It started when some hippie in a truck (when did hippies start driving trucks?) started tailgating me on the north end of Market Street.

Jonah Goldberg | May 03, 2006

That cackling you're hearing comes from the chorus of Bush critics (an all-inclusive term that accounts for spittle-flecked bloggers and moderate liberal finger-waggers alike) giddy over Bush's basement-level poll numbers.

Ben Shapiro | May 03, 2006

It's not often that I praise the federal judiciary. But this week, U.S. District Judge James Moody demonstrated that our federal judiciary sometimes produces people of character and strength.

Kathleen Parker | May 03, 2006

For the past six months, I've been staring at a 30-pound box filled with court documents and what's left of a young man's life following one college night and a 5- to 15-second disputed sex act.

Burt Prelutsky | May 03, 2006

Sometimes, when I hear people objecting to illegal aliens on the grounds that they represent a security risk, I find myself shaking my head. To me, that sounds as if they wouldn’t have a problem with America’s porous southern border if only it weren’t for the tragic events of 9/11. The implication is that we wouldn’t object to all those millions of people sneaking into our country, except for those few bad apples who might be looking to level Los Angeles with a suitcase bomb.

Mary Katharine Ham | May 03, 2006

Everyone knew her first black-tie event would likely be her last, but 15-year-old Amber smiled-- big and un-self-conscious. She never seemed to carry the weight of her sickness the way others did. She never seemed to hold back tears or question her lot

Paul Greenberg | May 03, 2006

You could scarcely find a parking spot at the Clinton Library this temperate Tuesday night in November. You'd think it was a Johnny Cash concert instead of an evening of chamber music.

Rich Galen | May 03, 2006

A race for city council in a small city is as far from a Presidential campaign as is from Ford. But if it is your name on the ballot, it is no less important.

Tue, May 02, 2006

Thomas Sowell | May 02, 2006

Random thoughts on the passing scene: Some people think they have bad luck when the real problem is that they took bad chances.

John McCaslin | May 02, 2006

Never has a Beltway Beat column item generated as much reader response as the one last week on Hollywood actors of yesteryear who threw aside their scripts to fight for their country - something our current crop of celebrities has avoided like the plague.

Debra J. Saunders | May 02, 2006

You won't hear family members of the 33 passengers and seven crewmembers complain that writer-director Paul Greengrass exploited their loved ones. The film depicts the victims from a respectful distance, with no designated star passenger.

Maggie Gallagher | May 02, 2006

Overall, what the Day Without Immigrants reveals is this: We Americans love hardworking immigrants. America is still a nation of immigrants. But America is not a nation that depends on low-skill immigrant workers for our prosperity.

William F. Buckley | May 02, 2006

The public Galbraith I knew and contended with for many years is captured in the opening paragraphs of my review of his last book, "The Culture of Contentment." I wrote then:

Herman Cain | May 02, 2006

Unfortunately, too many of our elected representatives receive most of their coaching from lobbyists and special interests, which causes them to lose focus and forget the "fans" who put them there.

Dennis Prager | May 02, 2006

As a graduate student in international affairs at Columbia University, I specialized in the study of totalitarianism, especially, though not only, the communist variety. I found the subject fascinating, but I never for a moment imagined that any expertise gained in this field would prove relevant to American life.

David Limbaugh | May 02, 2006

It's past time for President Bush to make a strong push to extend his income tax rate reductions before they expire in a few short years.

Cal Thomas | May 02, 2006

So it has come to this: A group of Senate Republicans has proposed $100 rebates to low-income people to ease their "pain at the gas pump."

Rebecca Hagelin | May 02, 2006

If you're one of the millions of people who have watched John Stossel's incisive and hard-hitting reports on ABC's 20/20 over the years, you know that he's one of the best reporters in the business.

Bruce Bartlett | May 02, 2006

The appointment of Tony Snow as White House press secretary has generated more than the usual amount of media chatter.

Megan Basham | May 02, 2006

No one could claim that the experience of watching United 93 is completely pleasurable, but there is a payoff to stress, tension, and sorrow of reliving that day beyond simply learning more about the activities of the military and FAA. We also learn something about ourselves, and it is this: For every one talking head on television that preaches concession, there are a thousand that refuse to go quietly into the night.

Mon, May 01, 2006

Phyllis Schlafly | May 01, 2006

A new conservative uprising is stirring and no one should be surprised. The Republican establishment has been drifting leftward, and a backlash had to come against the big government spenders in legislatures and against supremacist judges who order the spending.

Jack Kemp | May 01, 2006

There's an old saying that it is better to be thought ignorant than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. This has never been more evident than in the debate over oil companies, gasoline prices, oil profits and windfall profits taxes.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | May 01, 2006

Israel has always been considered something of a temple of refuge since its founding 58-years-ago. But for Holocaust survivors like Romanian-born Al Linder, who now lives in Stamford, Connecticut, that “temple” was too long in coming.

William Perry Pendley | May 01, 2006

After the Ninth Circuit ruled against him, Morris asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case to decide whether its Adarand ruling and its bar against unconstitutional acts by Congress applies to American Indians.

Chuck Colson | May 01, 2006

The biblical role of government is to preserve order and do justice. So where does paying for a nearly empty luxury office building with a sauna and a swimming pool fit in?

Michael Barone | May 01, 2006

Last month, The New York Times and The Washington Post won Pulitzer Prizes for their stories on National Security Agency surveillance and CIA secret prisons in Eastern Europe. Soon, they may be getting subpoenas. If so, the papers shouldn't be surprised.

Star Parker | May 01, 2006

Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum called the Duke rape case "a scandal in search of meaning." She points out that every new piece of news that emerges is like a Rorschach test. Everyone - conservatives, liberals, blacks, whites, men and women - interprets what is happening according to his own predisposition.

Suzanne Fields | May 01, 2006

As soon as President Bush announced that Tony Snow was his new press secretary, the pundits and politicians scrambled to put a label on him.

Diana West | May 01, 2006

No one has ever adequately explained why the jihadist "insurgency" fights on in Iraq. Really.

Jennifer Roback Morse | May 01, 2006

I have been debating the impact of contraception on society over at for the last week. My opponent asked me whether I didn’t really want to ban contraception, saying, "Don't tell me what you think is possible. Surely you have a dream." This is my response.

John Leo | May 01, 2006

It's time for this column to announce its Sheldon Award, given annually to the university president who does the most to look the other way when free speech is under assault on campus.

Robert Novak | May 01, 2006

Though obscured by the complexities of legislation, reformers trying to rein in congressional spending excesses scored signal victories in the House and Senate in the same hour late Thursday afternoon.

Paul Greenberg | May 01, 2006

Other newspapermen may take junkets to Paris and New York. I get to go to romantic Lincoln, Nebraska.

Rich Galen | May 01, 2006

I have been puzzling over why I have approximately zero sympathy for a national boycott in support of illegal immigrants which is planned for today.

Rich Galen | May 01, 2006

I have been puzzling over why I have approximately zero sympathy for a national boycott in support of illegal immigrants which is planned for today.

Sun, Apr 30, 2006

Doug Giles | April 30, 2006

Liberals love being painted as the defender of the underdog. Yeah, if you feel like you are being abused, oppressed, preyed upon, neglected, entitled to something or endangered in any way... do not fear!

Debra J. Saunders | April 30, 2006

I am one American who will be moved in the direction not intended by sponsors of the May 1 National Day Without Immigrants Great American Boycott demonstrations.

Paul Jacob | April 30, 2006

Whose judgment do you trust, twelve duly appointed jurors or one lone blogger?

George Will | April 30, 2006

As usual, Jim Webb is spoiling for a fight. As usual, he has found one. He is seeking the Democrats' senatorial nomination in Virginia against the incumbent, George Allen, a presidential aspirant.