Sat, May 27, 2006

Doug Giles | May 27, 2006

If Christians would toughen up a bit, get out of the religious closet, follow their faith instead of their fears, and live their beliefs in a more robust way, we would once again change the face of this nation more drastically than Michael Jackson’s plastic surgeon altered his face.

Caroline Glick | May 27, 2006

On its Web site last Friday the National Post asked its readers to submit their opinions on the question, "Is Iran turning into the new Nazi Germany?"

Larry Kudlow | May 27, 2006

A couple hundred years ago, in his "Theory of the Moral Sentiments," Adam Smith contended that capitalism requires a moral and ethical center if it is to function effectively and to the benefit of all.

Robert Novak | May 27, 2006

The phones were ringing off the hook last week in the Capitol Hill office of Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, the House conservative leader, with callers protesting his proposed immigration compromise. The complaints followed urging by the immigration hard-liner, Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado.

Fri, May 26, 2006

Charles Krauthammer | May 26, 2006

All of a sudden, revolutionary Iran has offered direct talks with the United States. All of a sudden, the usual suspects -- European commentators, American liberals, dissident CIA analysts, Madeleine Albright -- are urging the administration to take the bait.

Mike Gallagher | May 26, 2006

It's hard to explain the love affair we Americans have with our pets. Me, I'm a dog person.

Brent Bozell | May 26, 2006

The more Americans live the fast-paced, overworked life, the more their young children are over-entertained.

Jonah Goldberg | May 26, 2006

Al Gore's a lucky man. As we speak, his facade is being added to Mt. Huffington, that virtual Rushmore of Great Men Destined to Save America.

David Limbaugh | May 26, 2006

President Bush does himself no favors by ordering that documents seized from Representative William Jefferson's office be sealed for 45 days.

Mona Charen | May 26, 2006

Reports of the president's lame duckness may have been exaggerated. By choosing first Tony Snow as spokesman, and now Karl Zinsmeister as domestic policy adviser, George Bush has demonstrated that he is far from lame, and may even be frisky.

Cal Thomas | May 26, 2006

I watched the HBO documentary "Baghdad ER," not only to see whether it lived down to the expectations of some conservatives who claimed, without seeing it, that the film would be an anti-war propaganda screed; I also wanted to be reminded of the cost of freedom.

Oliver North | May 26, 2006

Immigration reform has generated more emotion in the heartland of America than any other issue in years. But much of the angst heard during heated exchanges in both Houses of Congress and at protest demonstrations across the land could have been avoided had the issue been properly framed by the Bush administration.

William F. Buckley | May 26, 2006

So much of the language in the Constitution has been exaggerated from its initial meaning, or else reinterpreted with ideology in mind, that there is public mystification about what it is that is truly guaranteed, or truly prohibited.

Pat Buchanan | May 26, 2006

When there is no solution, there is no problem, observed James Burnham, the former Trotskyite turned Cold War geostrategist. Burnham's insight came again to mind as President Bush ended his meeting with Ehud Olmert by announcing that the Israeli prime minister had brought with him some "bold ideas" for peace.

Rich Galen | May 26, 2006

Republicans and Democrats in the House have their Congressional knickers in a Constitutional twist over the notion that the doctrine of "separation of powers" was fused by the FBI when they searched Congressman William Jefferson's (D-La) House office Saturday night.

Thu, May 25, 2006

Ross Mackenzie | May 25, 2006

Salt and pepper on a mishmash of topics currently in (mostly) the back pages of the news. . .

John McCaslin | May 25, 2006

The Palestinians have no better ally in the White House than Helen Thomas, the Hearst White House correspondent of Lebanese descent.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | May 25, 2006

Retired Marine Colonel and serving Congressman Jack Murtha (D-Penn.) has sold his soul: Not to the devil, but to his constituency. And I urge him now to do the only honorable thing: relinquish his sword and his Eagle, Globe, and Anchor.

Debra J. Saunders | May 25, 2006

So here's my advice: In state and local politics, look for the candidate who tells you what you don't want to hear. Look for the rare pol who argues that you -- not someone else -- have to give up something. Then vote for that person.

Matt Towery | May 25, 2006

From Rolling Stone magazine to Newsweek, there has been no shortage of those seeking to get a handle on Reed's candidacy. So I figure it's timely to offer additional perspective on Reed, his ambitions and the remarkably intense interest surrounding him.

Michael Fumento | May 25, 2006

The alleged illness is Gulf War Syndrome (GWS), and the beneficiary of Hutchinson's taxpayer-funded largess is University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center epidemiologist Dr. Robert Haley.

Burt Prelutsky | May 25, 2006

These assorted millionaires have to make the ultimate sacrifice.  They have to promise to pay for their own vacations, their own rounds of golf, and even--dare I say it?–-their own lunches!

Thomas Sowell | May 25, 2006

Some people are worried that amnesty will give illegal aliens the same rights that American citizens have. In reality, it will give the illegals more rights than the average American citizen.

Larry Elder | May 25, 2006

As Memorial Day approaches, 51 percent of Americans, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll, think the commander in chief "deliberately misled" us about Iraq and weapons of mass destruction. "Deliberately misled"? Once again, let's go to the videotape:

Suzanne Fields | May 25, 2006

Memorial Day is hard upon us, when we celebrate the heroes of all our wars. The day has become mostly the marker for the first day to properly wear summer whites. War is still making heroes, but we don't celebrate them anymore. We live in the age of the anti-hero, the rebel without a cause, or worse, the rebel whose cause is mostly how to live the soft life of sloth and ease. Courage is oh-so-retro. Young people who celebrate profiles in protest, not courage, can't recognize a hero when he moves in their midst.

George Will | May 25, 2006

WASHINGTON -- "Of course not.'' That was Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' answer last Sunday on ABC's "This Week'' when asked whether he would favor prohibiting bilingual ballots.

Robert Novak | May 25, 2006

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Henry Hyde, showing the courage that has typified a political career now in its final months, is pleading the case of endangered Palestinian Christians to President Bush.

Joel Mowbray | May 25, 2006

"We don't give a rat's ass what Ahmadinejad thinks about European history or what pissant speech the little s**t gives." Pop quiz: Which historian and noted scholar of the contemporary Middle East wrote these words?

Marvin Olasky | May 25, 2006

Overall, prophets of doom have not had the strongest case. Despite all the headlines over the past year, the worrisome flu strain (H5N1) is not new: Scottish chickens had it in 1959...

Ed Feulner | May 25, 2006

Earlier this month, the trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds issued their annual report on the future of the programs -- to little fanfare. Yet the report merits large headlines. It's important. And it's grim.

Wed, May 24, 2006

Ann Coulter | May 24, 2006

This week the world gasped in awe at the raw heroism of Jean Rohe, the student at the New School who gave a speech attacking the commencement speaker, Republican Sen. John McCain, at the commencement ceremony.

It is odd how there are so many issues on which the two political-party establishments in the United States sharply differ but on which the public is relatively united.

Mary Katharine Ham | May 24, 2006

Do you remember Taheri-azar? The 25-year-old Iranian graduate of the University of North Carolina rented an SUV in March and drove it into The Pit, a campus gathering place for UNC students. He accelerated into the standard college crowd of preachers, smokers, gawkers, and cause-hawkers. He hit nine people and injured six. None died, much to Taheri-azar’s chagrin.

Thomas Sowell | May 24, 2006

Of all the insults to our intelligence in the current discussions of immigration legislation, the biggest insult is the claim that border control legislation and legislation on the illegal immigrants already in the country must go together.

Michelle Malkin | May 24, 2006

Meet "Jessie MacBeth." He's the latest cause celebre of the anti-war Left -- a "former Army Ranger and Iraq war veteran" who accuses his fellow troops of committing a litany of atrocities against innocent civilians.

John Stossel | May 24, 2006

John Sheperson is a hero. When Hurricane Katrina struck, he turned on the news and learned that people in Mississippi had lost electric power. They desperately needed generators. He decided to help them, while helping himself.

Walter E. Williams | May 24, 2006

Virginia's secretary of transportation sent out a letter announcing the state's annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign May 22 through June 4. I responded to the secretary of transportation with my own letter that in part reads:

Brent Bozell | May 24, 2006

The Dixie Chicks and their marketing gurus clearly know publicity. They asked themselves: How can we get ourselves featured on the cover of Time and hailed on CBS's "60 Minutes" just before the new CD comes out? Easy. Trash George W. Bush again.

Jonah Goldberg | May 24, 2006

On a recent edition of "Larry King Live," liberal Republican Congressman Christopher Shays, eager to put some distance between himself and the president, explained what he thinks is George Bush's real albatross.

Tony Blankley | May 24, 2006

Term-limited Mexican President Vicente Fox was visiting Utah yesterday, purportedly on a "trade mission." I have my doubts. Is it merely a coincidence that Vicente Fox has rumoredly programmed on his iPod songs like: "Don't Fence Me In," "This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land," "Home on the Range" and "America the Beautiful"?

Terry Jeffrey | May 24, 2006

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said on the Senate floor last week that an amendment to make English the national language of the United States was "mean-spirited," "divisive" and worse.

Ben Shapiro | May 24, 2006

With Republican approval ratings continuing their slide from weak to dismal, Democrats should be gearing up to challenge the Republican Party's decade-long congressional dominance. To do so would require active propagation of new ideas.

Linda Chavez | May 24, 2006

It's amazing what passes for courage these days. The newest hero in the Left's pantheon is 21-year-old Jean Sara Rohe, who gave a self-indulgent little tirade against Sen. John McCain on Friday when he spoke at graduation ceremonies for the New School in New York.

Chuck Colson | May 24, 2006

To Michael Schiavo's mind, nobody could possibly have a good reason for wanting to let Terri Schiavo live in her condition. So he paints his opponents as biased, liars, downright insane.

Jacob Sullum | May 24, 2006

The Justice Department, which was complicit in the National Security Agency's circumvention of the statutory limits on surveillance of e-mail and phone calls, has not shown much interest in getting to the bottom of that apparent crime.

Paul Greenberg | May 24, 2006

They keep coming to America, legal and illegal, by hook or crook, and every couple of decades Congress fixes what is known as the immigration problem. But of course it doesn't stay fixed - because America keeps attracting new waves of immigrants who keep finding new ways to make it in.

Rich Galen | May 24, 2006

First of all, the burglary took place on May 3. This story was released on May 23 - THREE WEEKS after 26.5 MILLION VETERANS were put at risk - by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tue, May 23, 2006

William F. Buckley | May 23, 2006

There are two directions to go in class-mobile America. The first is stasis -- what greeted post-Civil War blacks for a hundred years. Otherwise there is the upward mobility that has lifted wave after wave of immigrants.

Maggie Gallagher | May 23, 2006

Leave marriage to the people in the states? We'd love to, senator, but at this point the judges won't let us.

John McCaslin | May 23, 2006

A primary reason for David Naylor-Leyland's first-ever trip to Washington was to host a luncheon this week showcasing his luxurious Dukes Hotel, in the heart of London between Mayfair and Green Park.

Herman Cain | May 23, 2006

The ignorance strategy apparently worked so well last year to stifle any attempt to restructure the Social Security system that liberals – from both political parties – have extended this game plan to other issues.

Burt Prelutsky | May 23, 2006

The problem with the ACLU is that it is composed in equal measure of self-righteous fools and fascistic bullies.

Dennis Prager | May 23, 2006

The highest-ranking Democrat in America, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, described the Senate bill making English the national language of the American people as "racist." And the New York Times editorial page labeled the bill "xenophobic."

Thomas Sowell | May 23, 2006

The immigration bill before Congress has some of the most serious consequences for the future of this country. Yet it is not being discussed seriously by most politicians or most of the media. Instead, it is being discussed in a series of glib talking points that insult our intelligence.

Mike Adams | May 23, 2006

Although we haven’t reached the end of May, I have decided to hand out my second annual "Book of the Year" award. With over seven months to go, there is virtually no chance that a book as good as The Party of Death by Ramesh Ponnuru will hit the shelves by the end of 2006.

David Limbaugh | May 23, 2006

With the mainstream media's (MSM's) co-conspiratorial role in highlighting the bad news, suppressing the good news and repeating the Democrats' propaganda, it's no wonder a large chunk of the American people have bought into the Democrats' revisionist history of the Iraq War.

Cal Thomas | May 23, 2006

It hasn't been as far back as the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, but it sure seems that long since we've had a great debate about ideas. Today's politicians seem too caught up in hanging on to power (Republicans) or getting it back (Democrats) to care much about which ideas are better than others.

Debra J. Saunders | May 23, 2006

As far as I can see, when President Bush talks about a "rational middle ground" on the immigration front, what he really means is that Congress should pass more immigration laws that no American president will bother to enforce.

Eliot Peace | May 23, 2006

At any rate, lost among the shuffle are several Congressional races in which Republicans can protect their majority by picking off vulnerable Democrats. Some of the losses across the country could be balanced by a handful of wins against Democratic incumbents, especially in Southern states. The SC-5th is one of them.

Pat Buchanan | May 23, 2006

Yugoslavia is gone, forever. The country that emerged from World War I and Versailles as the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, land of the South Slavs, has passed into history.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 23, 2006

Imagine selecting your own health plan, rather than simply accepting the one your employer picks for you. Picture a plan that you own -- that follows you from job to job and place to place.

Bruce Bartlett | May 23, 2006

Interestingly, many Republicans don't necessarily think that is altogether a bad idea, while many Democrats are not so sure they really want the prize just yet.

Joel Mowbray | May 23, 2006

After clearing a significant procedural hurdle earlier this month, University of Michigan professor Juan Cole, who is better known as a left-wing Israel-bashing blogger, could soon be offered a full tenured position at Yale.

Bill Bennett | May 23, 2006

The third in a series of exclusive excerpts from Bill Bennett's next bestseller, America: The Last Best Hope.

Mon, May 22, 2006

William Rusher | May 22, 2006

Phyllis Schlafly | May 22, 2006

If President George W. Bush had given his May 15 speech calling for immigration reform five years earlier, we would have believed him.

Michael Barone | May 22, 2006

If we look at some other numbers, we'll find that we are living not in the worst of times, but in something much closer to the best.

Star Parker | May 22, 2006

Anyone still harboring doubts that we need a Federal Marriage Amendment should read what Mary Cheney has to say about it in her new book. No, you don't have to buy it. A five-minute skimming session in the bookstore is all it will take.

Suzanne Fields | May 22, 2006

Immigration has become the conversation-killer at water coolers, dinner parties and other gatherings of friends, and sometimes worse on the streets.

Diana West | May 22, 2006

I wonder how many Americans, listening to President Bush bringing his too-little, too-late immigration address to a close, felt like he ran out of track when he concluded: "We honor the heritage of all who come here ... because we trust in our country's genius for making us all Americans, one nation under God" -- end of speech.

Jennifer Roback Morse | May 22, 2006

In honor of National Foster Care Month, I would like to say a word on behalf of older kids. We have been foster parents for San Diego County since 2003. We have had 8 children in that time, all between the ages of 6 and 12. In our experience, fostering school age kids has many advantages.

Jack Kemp | May 22, 2006

The D.C. Fair and Equal House Voting Rights Act (H.R. 5388), introduced by Rep Tom Davis, R-Va., and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., would add two voting members to the U.S. House of Representatives - one to represent Washington, D.C., and one to represent Utah.

Robert Novak | May 22, 2006

A less permissive tone on immigration was signaled in the Senate last Tuesday when a proposal to cut guest worker visas down to 200,000 from 350,000 was supported by a surprisingly one-sided vote of 80 to 17. The mood change was not influenced by a leader in either party or by a major interest group. For once, the Senate was moved by a think tank report.

Rich Galen | May 22, 2006

Nevada is the home state of the Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid. Even though the Nevada State Senate is in Republican hands, the State Assembly is within two votes of having a 2/3 majority.

Megan Basham | May 22, 2006

For those, like myself, who somehow managed to make dinner party conversation over the past year without reading Dan Brown’s pulpy novel, The Da Vinci Code, following the film’s marketing edict to "seek the truth" proves a pretty laborious business. Forget something as thorny as truth, I’d have been happy just nailing down a clear plot line.

Sun, May 21, 2006

Doug Giles | May 21, 2006

Let me see if I get this right: In Hollywood, it is bad to portray Christ as God in the flesh, sacrificed for our sins and resurrected as Lord of all—but it is cool to show Him hooking up with some first century, penitential, Emily Rose type chick and having a love child?

Paul Jacob | May 21, 2006

According to the people who teach our children, only white people in America can be racist . . .

John Leo | May 21, 2006

Sen. John McCain had a rough week in New York City, facing protesters who resented his speeches at Columbia University's Class Day and the New School for Social Research commencement ceremony.

Debra J. Saunders | May 21, 2006

This month, the Senate passed by a 22-15 vote Senate Bill 1437, sponsored by state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, which would require that California textbooks contain "age appropriate" information about the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in California and American history.

George Will | May 21, 2006

Peter Beinart is an advocate of liberal --  not "progressive" -- nostalgia. He wants to turn the clock back to 1947 at Washington's Willard Hotel.