Sat, Jun 03, 2006

Doug Giles | June 03, 2006

If the Christian truly follows the Christ of the Bible and wants to impact this planet positively, then he will spend significant and intentional time away from his church buddies and in the company of people who are fundamentally not of his stripe.

Robert Novak | June 03, 2006

Talk is increasing among House Democrats that if they fail to regain control after 12 years of a Republican majority, Rep. Nancy Pelosi should be replaced as the party's leader in the House.

Fri, Jun 02, 2006

Rich Lowry | June 02, 2006

The humorist P.J. O'Rourke famously said, "Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."

William F. Buckley | June 02, 2006

Mr. Sulzberger, having read all those other commencement speeches, said: "Ninety-five percent of them come down to this: 'Today you enter the real world. Follow your heart. Find what you love and do it.' Who can argue with such wisdom? It's sort of a motherhood and apple pie statement."  There are two difficulties with that generality.

Rich Tucker | June 02, 2006

Finally, members of the ACLU, U.N., EU and the rest of the America-bashing alphabet soup can relax. After years of carping, they've been vindicated: There's prisoner abuse at Guantanamo Bay.

Larry Kudlow | June 02, 2006

The cult of the bear still reigns supreme in most corners of Wall Street and the mainstream media, as those who want to tear down the economy continue to manufacture justifications for their declinist American views.

Chuck Colson | June 02, 2006

Protecting the institution of marriage is more than a question of morality. Find out why passing the Marriage Protection Amendment is so important to the future of our civil society.

Mike Gallagher | June 02, 2006

It has been positively mind-boggling to observe the fawning by the national news media over the one year "wedding anniversary" of these two pitiful people.

Jennifer Biddison | June 02, 2006

Democrats need a new 2006 campaign issue.  It seems their "culture of corruption" accusations regarding the Republican Party have come back to bite them in the rear.

Brent Bozell | June 02, 2006

In real life, what the Mafia does is not exactly funny. But in the hands of Hollywood and its cultural cliques, violent crime can not only be funny but lovable. HBO's "The Sopranos" is Exhibit A. It's been such a sensation that it's created a kind of mobster chic.

Jonah Goldberg | June 02, 2006

I may be the only person in Washington who finds the constitutional Gotterdammerung over the FBI's raid of a congressman's office ... well, endearing. Quaint even.

David Limbaugh | June 02, 2006

At least Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean is colorful; you've got to give him that much. But he's not the guy to be leading the charge to reunite the Democratic Party with so-called "values voters."

Mona Charen | June 02, 2006

No one yet knows what happened in Haditha, Iraq, last November. There are accounts -- unconfirmed -- of a massacre perpetrated by a unit of enraged Marines against unarmed civilians. Unless I miss my guess, this is about to become the biggest story in the world.

Oliver North | June 02, 2006

This city and its environs used to be a GOP stronghold -- an island of Republican power in the midst of a rapidly changing, Democrat-controlled state. That's no longer the case. And what is happening here in Southern California is, in many ways, a reflection of what's happening across the nation.

Charles Krauthammer | June 02, 2006

With the visiting Barry Bonds at the plate and needing just two home runs to tie Babe Ruth's iconic 714 lifetime homers, the banner was raised: "Ruth did it on hot dogs & beer."

Pat Buchanan | June 02, 2006

Writing in that fateful year, 1939, T.S. Eliot, intellectual and Christian, admonished his contemporaries who had placed their faith in the triumph of democracy. Democracy is not enough, Eliot wrote.

Donald Lambro | June 02, 2006

Americans have turned darkly pessimistic about their nation, a mood fed by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; $3-a-gallon gas; anxiety about the economy; a jittery stock market; and an overall belief that not much is getting done in Washington these days.

Rich Galen | June 02, 2006

My candidate for Senate, KT McFarland, was a late-comer into the race. In fact, she only got into the Senate race 10 weeks ago. Her opponent, former mayor of Yonkers John Spencer had been running hard for much longer and was the presumptive candidate.

Rich Galen | June 02, 2006

My candidate for Senate, KT McFarland, was a late-comer into the race. In fact, she only got into the Senate race 10 weeks ago. Her opponent, former mayor of Yonkers John Spencer had been running hard for much longer and was the presumptive candidate.

Thu, Jun 01, 2006

Ross Mackenzie | June 01, 2006

A sampler of quotations on issues large and small currently in the news...

John McCaslin | June 01, 2006

In one of the lengthiest farewells-that-wasn't in television history, a teary-eyed Katie Couric departed NBC's "Today" show this week, only to begin anchoring the evening newscast on CBS.

Cal Thomas | June 01, 2006

Character is the starting point for judging the worthiness of Hillary Clinton to be president of the United States, not her positions on issues, whatever they may be.

Mike Adams | June 01, 2006

I used to think The Koran was the best book to read in the airport, simply because carrying it guarantees you'll never get searched by airport security. Later, I decided that The Book of Mormon was better because it guarantees the person sitting next to you will never start a conversation during the flight. Now, I've decided – once and for all, I think – that The Da Vinci Code has both of them topped.

Thomas Sowell | June 01, 2006

The New York Times of May 21 featured estimates of how much revenue the federal government is losing as a result of tax cuts, more than $50 billion over a five-year period. Meanwhile, a front-page story in the Wall Street Journal reported the government as receiving "a surge in unanticipated revenue coming from the rich."

Larry Elder | June 01, 2006

Pre-Katrina, the FTC found no evidence of wrongdoing. After Katrina, Congress again ordered the FTC to investigate allegations of price fixing, market manipulation and gouging.

Suzanne Fields | June 01, 2006

Like the preacher's kid, she obviously loves and admires her father, but on one memorable campaign occasion she had to stand as a surrogate for her father, to take abuse from his critics and enemies, most of them more lethal than a bratty child.

Matt Towery | June 01, 2006

As they face terrible polling numbers, Republicans have evolved the conventional wisdom that they are in more danger of losing the U.S. House than they are the Senate.

Robert Novak | June 01, 2006

It is hard to find positive attributes in a proposition imposing a new tax on oil produced in California that will go before the state's voters in November. Yet, Phil Angelides, his long political career at stake in next Tuesday's Democratic primary for governor, chose last week to endorse this dubious measure.

George Will | June 01, 2006

As members of the House and Senate head for a conference to try to reconcile the stark and probably irreconcilable differences incorporated in their two immigration bills, Republicans are between a rock and a hard place. And another rock. And another.

Maggie Gallagher | June 01, 2006

Can Christians run an adoption agency, based on a Christian vision of marriage and the family? Not in the state of Massachusetts. That's the message from an extraordinary incident that took place in March in Boston.

Burt Prelutsky | June 01, 2006

In the movie "Wall Street," corporate raider Gordon Gekko announced, "Greed is good." And because Gekko was a villainous character, we knew that Oliver Stone's actual message was that greed is bad.

Michael Fumento | June 01, 2006

This just in! New study shows little kids watch lots of TV!

Donald Lambro | June 01, 2006

One man who can be counted on to give a candid assessment of the Democrats' prospects is Leon Panetta, former White House chief of staff for President Clinton, who is now one of his party's top political advisers and respected elder statesmen.

William Rusher | June 01, 2006

Despite increasingly unconvincing denials, Iran seems determined to proceed with the construction of nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them far and wide in the Middle East and western Europe.

Wed, May 31, 2006

Ann Coulter | May 31, 2006

So in addition to the Two Years Tax-Free plan for illegals, they get one free felony. Also, illegal immigrants from Mexico qualify for affirmative action, allowing them to get into U.S. colleges with lower grades and scores than Americans.  What's the process for losing your citizenship and becoming an illegal alien?

William Perry Pendley | May 31, 2006

In 2001, Excelsior Middle School advised a classroom of twelve-year olds that, "for the next three weeks], you and your classmates will become Muslims."

Green isn’t what it used to be. It was once just the color of the trees and grass that the environmental movement tried to protect. But now it is also the color of the three dollar bills Americans must suddenly pay for a gallon of gas.

Thomas Sowell | May 31, 2006

Conservatives who point out the declining audience for the big television network newscasts, and declining public trust of the media in general, often underestimate how much clout the liberal media still have.

Michelle Malkin | May 31, 2006

Democrat Rep. John "Cut and Run" Murtha thinks he knows the truth about Haditha -- and he has been blabbing it to every last cable show host that will host him.

John Stossel | May 31, 2006

Consider the Congressional Record. You probably think it's a record of what our representatives said or did. But that's a myth.

Walter E. Williams | May 31, 2006

Here's what one reader wrote: "Williams, I can understand how the destruction of Hurricane Katrina and Middle East political uncertainty can jack up gasoline prices..."

Brent Bozell | May 31, 2006

There are days when you get up and stare at the front page of the newspaper and you just have to put the paper back down. May 30 was one of those days.

Jonah Goldberg | May 31, 2006

Americans love their angry moderates, their principled centrists and their predictable independents almost as much as they love jumbo shrimp and other oxymorons.

David Limbaugh | May 31, 2006

The prevailing mentality among Beltway Republicans is that passage of an imperfect immigration bill before the November elections is better than no bill at all. They might just find out how wrong they are when they experience the inevitable conservative backlash.

Tony Blankley | May 31, 2006

With Congress out of town for a week, it gives the nation a chance to lick our wounds before having to endure the next round of damaging blows to the body politic.

Terry Jeffrey | May 31, 2006

When I asked Mehlman whether the pro-life issue was good for Republicans, his response was instantaneous. "Absolutely," he said.

Ben Shapiro | May 31, 2006

So how does the "public press" celebrate Memorial Day this year? By plastering stories across the front pages featuring alleged atrocities by our troops in Haditha, Iraq.

Linda Chavez | May 31, 2006

What is going on with Republicans in Congress? They've largely abandoned many traditional conservative principles -- smaller government, belief in the free market and protection of individual, not group, rights.

Jacob Sullum | May 31, 2006

Confronted by a president who asserts the prerogative to ignore the will of Congress whenever he thinks national security requires it, our brave representatives in Washington are squabbling over who gets to watch when the FBI thumbs through their corrupt colleagues' calendars.

Patrick Hynes | May 31, 2006

Evangelicals vote Republican because evangelicals are social conservatives. And at this time in our nation’s political history the Republican Party represents those same socially conservative values.

Frank Gaffney | May 31, 2006

One of the most important public policy fights in years is taking place within the U.S. government. The debate is over how to deal with the growing danger posed by Islamofascist Iran.

Paul Greenberg | May 31, 2006

This has got to be the Year of the Demagogue if even calm, low-key Mark Pryor has started to sound like one.

James J. Kilpatrick | May 31, 2006

With barely a month of the '05 term to go, this appeal became the 36th case to be decided without a dissenting vote since the term began last October.

Megan Basham | May 31, 2006

Like its predecessors, the third installment of the X-Men franchise is landing on all kinds of box office record lists. But does the bona fide blockbuster really merit the impressive grosses it has already raked in? That depends on how much you expect in return for your summer entertainment dollar.

Paul Weyrich | May 31, 2006

As the Senate was considering the immigration bill, which may go nowhere, the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission was holding its initial meeting, in the shadow of the Capitol at the main Department of Transportation Building.

Tue, May 30, 2006

Maggie Gallagher | May 30, 2006

The story circulating on the Internet was hard to believe at first: A North Truro, Mass., volunteer fireman lost his position because he signed a petition opposing gay marriage?

William F. Buckley | May 30, 2006

The broad shoulders of a national election loom just ahead. It is traditional to deplore elections as distracting from courses charted by celestial coordinates. Sure; OK; much of this is true. But elections also ratify, or fail to do so, politicians who have set forth national policy.

Cal Thomas | May 30, 2006

The war now being waged in Congress over illegal immigration is mostly about which philosophy will prevail in the Republican Party. Will it be the conservative wing that brought the GOP to power after years of wandering in the political wilderness as a minority party, or will it be the moderate-liberal wing that became comfortable in the wilderness?

Bruce Bartlett | May 30, 2006

The recent death of former Senator and Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen brought forth many laudatory obituaries. Most concentrated on his long career in Texas politics and chairmanship of the Senate Finance Committee. But for my money, the most important thing he ever did was during his chairmanship of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC).

Burt Prelutsky | May 30, 2006

When a politician speaks, there are two things he will invariably lie about. The first is that he wants to get money out of the election process. What he really wants is to get money out of his opponent's election process.

Mike Adams | May 30, 2006

Campus radicals fought hard in the 1960s for students to be treated like adults. College administrators are fighting just as hard today to make sure students are treated like children.

John Leo | May 30, 2006

Many people believe that the American Civil Liberties Union no longer cares much about free-speech cases. Now, the organization is thinking of curbing the speech of its own officers.

Thomas Sowell | May 30, 2006

In Shelby Steele's new book, "White Guilt," he mentions an encounter with a white liberal who fiercely defended the welfare state programs and policies of the 1960s.

Pat Buchanan | May 30, 2006

"Our Enemy, the State" was a minor classic by Albert Jay Nock that young conservatives consumed in the Goldwater days of long ago.

Dennis Prager | May 30, 2006

Imagine someone saying that he seeks the destruction of Italy because he regards Italian national identity as racist. Further, imagine that this person constantly denies being anti-Italian, because he does not hate all Italians, only Italy and all those who believe Italy should exist.

Jennifer Roback Morse | May 30, 2006

The California State Senate recently passed the "Bias-Free Curriculum Act," requiring textbooks in California to include the contributions of gays and lesbians. While Governor Schwarzenneger has said he will veto the bill, it is worth examining the justifications its sponsors offer, because the arguments will be back.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 30, 2006 has quickly become the malt shop for today's teens -- but, unlike Al's place in "Happy Days," this virtual "hang out" is also frequented by unsavory characters who are after our kids.

Bill Bennett | May 30, 2006

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

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | May 30, 2006

If you have company stock sitting in your 401(k) account, you'll have to tackle more complicated choices when leaving your job than the folks who are only ushering plain old vanilla mutual funds out of the building.

Mon, May 29, 2006

Star Parker | May 29, 2006

The latest Gallup polling on attitudes regarding same-sex marriage shows a trend that should concern conservatives as well as all Americans.

Suzanne Fields | May 29, 2006

Memorial Day was first called Decoration Day, when the women of Columbus, Miss., decorated the graves of fallen Confederate soldiers, many of whom had been killed at nearby Shiloh Church in the first great blood-letting of our Civil War.

Diana West | May 29, 2006

What we're left with is not a nation, but a honey trap.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 29, 2006

As President Bush's poll numbers drop dramatically even among his base, the question most frequently asked by angry Republicans is: Why, oh why, is Bush so stubbornly rejecting the advice of his supporters even though that advice is consistent with the thunderous message from public opinion surveys?

Robert Novak | May 29, 2006

Richmond Myrick, the principal of Largo High School, is a registered Democrat in overwhelmingly Democratic Prince George's County next to Washington, D.C. He has not been active politically and is not recorded as having made any contributions to candidates for federal office.

Armstrong Williams | May 29, 2006

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s wars. Established in the 1860s during the American Civil War, Memorial Day tapped into the general human need to honor our dead who had contributed honorably to this great country.

Doug Wilson | May 29, 2006

As I write this, Congress is well on its way toward passing one of the most important pieces of legislation of the 21st century. The timing is perfect: America has never needed immigration reform as desperately as it does now. To build on what I wrote last week, this is certainly no time for our leaders to suffer from a failure of nerve.

Rich Galen | May 29, 2006

Arlington National Cemetery, on Memorial Day, has everything to do with a single white headstone nestled in a neat row among all the other white headstones next to it, in front of it, and behind it. Up hills and down swales.

Donald Lambro | May 29, 2006

To put it mildly, this issue is a thorny wilderness, festering intra-party divisions and brewing voter backlashes. It could inflict additional wounds on George W. Bush's battle-scarred presidency, shrink the GOP's congressional Republican majority and, possibly, hurt some vulnerable Democrats.

Sun, May 28, 2006

Debra J. Saunders | May 28, 2006

Enron's Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling are about to trade their corporate suites for prison cells. Sometimes the system works. As prosecutors argued and jurors apparently agreed, Enron collapsed not because of bad press or market forces beyond executives' control, but because of criminal choices and "outright lies."

Rich Tucker | May 28, 2006

It's not difficult to spend someone else's money. Here's a sample from one of President Bush’s recent speeches: "I'm calling on Congress to provide funding for dramatic improvements in manpower and technology at the border," he announced on May 15. And, "since I became president, we've increased funding for border security by 66 percent."

Paul Jacob | May 28, 2006

Wanna take money out of politics? Take democracy out of politics.

George Will | May 28, 2006

John McCain's undeclared but ubiquitous presidential campaign will produce a delicious moment when he announces, as he surely will, that he will not participate in the public funding system for presidential primaries.