Sat, Jun 10, 2006

Doug Giles | June 10, 2006

The unfeigned faith of Christians has always had four common characteristics that bettered the Church and constructively altered culture.

Horace Cooper | June 10, 2006

Ever the optimists, Democrats remain convinced that they are riding a wave to victory in November. If Tuesday's California special election results mean anything, then the wails and screams that ultimately come in the wake of any so-called November tsunami are more likely to come from the Capitol Hill offices of Nancy Pelosi and Rahm Emmanuel than they are from the Republican leadership.

Robert Novak | June 10, 2006

Democrats close to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton take seriously a possible third-party presidential candidacy in 2008 by Michael Bloomberg despite the mayor of New York's disavowal of interest.

Roger Schlesinger | June 10, 2006

You realized that if it wasn't for your poor credit you would be able to afford a better house, a better car and probably get a free vacation as well. But that damn credit is killing me and I can't seem to do anything about it.

Fri, Jun 09, 2006

Brent Bozell | June 09, 2006

The world of comic books has sure changed a lot since we were young. It was a singular pleasure of a bygone day to gather an allowance and head for the corner drugstore for an issue of "Superman" for 12 cents, a quarter for a book with three -- three! -- stories. Today, comic books still seek an audience of young men (and to a lesser extent, young women) hungry for heroes. But that's where the similarities end.

Jonah Goldberg | June 09, 2006

A few years ago I wrote a cover story for National Review with the subtle and nuanced title, "Bomb Canada: The Case for War." It caused quite a stir up there.

Kathleen Parker | June 09, 2006

The poor shark can get no rest these days. Everyone is jumping him.

Larry Kudlow | June 09, 2006

So the estate tax cut went down in the Senate, to the cheers of class warriors everywhere. Congratulations to Democratic senators Evan Bayh, Mary Landrieu, Ron Wyden, and Mark Pryor -- all of whom voted against death-tax repeal after voting in favor of it a few years ago. At last, they’ve come to their senses!

David Limbaugh | June 09, 2006

Before you assume liberals are acting in good faith in casually dismissing the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as "symbolic," don't forget their endless carping about our failure to capture Osama bin Laden.

Mona Charen | June 09, 2006

The contrast between the morning paper and the news on radio and television could not have been more dramatic Thursday morning.

Oliver North | June 09, 2006

Cold blood is a "hot" topic. For pontificating politicians and the potentates of the press it invariably trumps good news. Even the violent demise of terror-mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi wasn't enough to push the bad news off the front page for long.

Pat Buchanan | June 09, 2006

The last six weeks have muddled this picture, and McCain now appears out of step with his party and country. Consider the returns from California of Tuesday last.

Rich Tucker | June 09, 2006

It's easy to resort to the knee-jerk reaction and claim the federal government isn't spending enough on homeland security, whether in one specific region or nationwide. But let's remember that more spending doesn't necessarily lead to better results.

Chuck Colson | June 09, 2006

While the debate over illegal immigration simmers with ugly rumors and scare tactics, Christians are called to welcome strangers in our midst and uphold the rule of law.

Charles Krauthammer | June 09, 2006

This is a rerun of the abortion fiasco: judicial fiat that decades later leaves the issue roilingly unsettled and divisive. This is no way to set social policy in a democracy.

Rich Galen | June 09, 2006

The national political establishment held its breath on Tuesday night, waiting for the results of the election in San Diego to fill the Congressional seat left vacant by the bribery conviction of Duke Cunningham who, it turns out, is just one of the poster children for Congressional greed.

Thu, Jun 08, 2006

Rick Santorum | June 08, 2006

There is an oft-repeated quote attributed to Ben Franklin that reads, "Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." Mr. Franklin, I suspect, would be stunned to learn that in America today, he could face both certainties at the same time, his death proving to be an unexpectedly expensive proposition. 

Burt Prelutsky | June 08, 2006

I have a terrible confession to make.  You see, even though I am not a hunter, never really considered Charlton Heston a very good actor and only recently joined the NRA—mainly so I could wear their cap and annoy my liberal acquaintances—I have no objection to my fellow citizens owning guns.

Peter Wehner | June 08, 2006

By now you have probably seen or read President Bush's Rose Garden statement on the death of Abu Musab al Zarqawi. I would only add these points to what the President said.

Larry Elder | June 08, 2006

Seriously, while the spelling bee enjoyed less than eye-popping ratings -- tying for third place -- the broadcast rose steadily in the ratings as the evening went on. By the last half-hour, more than 9.1 million viewers were tuned in. Pretty impressive.

Cal Thomas | June 08, 2006

That a president of the United States would feel compelled, for whatever reason, to make a public statement that marriage should be reserved for men and women is a leading indicator of the moral state of the union.

Suzanne Fields | June 08, 2006

Germany has endured a cold spring heated by soccer fever. The World Cup begins this week.

Matt Towery | June 08, 2006

Before I start another War Between the States, let me say that I believe New York City is a critical area of importance for this nation, and yes, I consider the Empire State Building and indeed everything in New York to be of national significance.

Eliot Peace | June 08, 2006

As the battle for control of the U.S. House of Representatives continues, a wrench was thrown into the battle for Georgia’s 12th Congressional District, currently held by Democrat John Barrow. 

Ross Mackenzie | June 08, 2006

A sampler of seemingly small items in the news, with comments direct or implied. . .

Marvin Olasky | June 08, 2006

Thousands of Southern Baptist leaders assemble in North Carolina next week for the denomination's annual meeting. They plan to discuss and vote on a bunch of resolutions, including one particularly fascinating one:

Donald Lambro | June 08, 2006

There are times when the best thing the Federal Reserve Board chairman can do is say as little as possible. This is one of those times.

Bill Bennett | June 08, 2006

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

Roger Schlesinger | June 08, 2006

I have written about many success stories that are happening daily in this unique mortgage market. With an inverted yield curve, or one very close to inverted, you can accomplish things that wouldn't work in a normal financial climate. This story totally illustrates what can be accomplished.

Wed, Jun 07, 2006

Ann Coulter | June 07, 2006

The long-anticipated book "Godless: The Church of Liberalism" was finally released this week. If The New York Times reviews it at all, they'll only talk about the Ann Coulter action-figure doll, so I think I'll write my own review.

Herman Cain | June 07, 2006

The chasm has only deepened this session in debates and votes in Congress on immigration, tax policy, spending and judicial nominees.

Paul Greenberg | June 07, 2006

A stubborn president, determined to end a war that has bogged down, watches his standing in the polls slip month by month, year by year. His dramatic victory in the last presidential election now seems long ago; his popularity sinks to historic lows for an American president. He has become an object of derision and even a little pity. As one wit put it, "To err is Truman."

The shape of the 2008 presidential sweepstakes is gradually becoming clearer through the fog of war. There is a surprising and artful symmetry in how each party’s contest is shaping up.

Brent Bozell | June 07, 2006

In Washington these days, all eyes are directed to the White House as literally the center of the political universe. President Bush's job approval rating is the benchmark by which the left measures his clout -- and by contrast, its own. When he is brought low, it means they are having a good year.

Thomas Sowell | June 07, 2006

Each year about this time, some parents write in to ask for suggestions of things for their children to read during the summer, in order to counteract the steady diet of liberal-left indoctrination they have been getting in schools and colleges.

Michelle Malkin | June 07, 2006

Canadian law enforcement officials should be proud of busting a reputed Islamic terrorist network that may span seven nations. Instead, our northern neighbors are trying their damnedest to whitewash the jihadi ties that bind the accused plotters and their murder-minded peers around the world.

John Stossel | June 07, 2006

Some shortsighted employers don't give jobs to people with disabilities, even when the disabled could do the work. Politicians thought the way to stop this discrimination was to make it illegal. That's what politicians tend to do. But in the real world, even Congress can't wish problems away.

Walter E. Williams | June 07, 2006

John Stossel, ABC's "20/20" anchorman, has a recently released book about the various untruths we accept, many from the media and academic elite. The book is appropriately titled "Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity."

Jonah Goldberg | June 07, 2006

The question has less oomph than the famous 1950s lament, "Who lost China?" But in many respects, it could be just as important.

Mike Adams | June 07, 2006

After two columns on the subject of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS), I am getting lots of requests from Mormons to stop writing about "their" religion.

Tony Blankley | June 07, 2006

The Marine incident, and its aftermath, at Haditha tells us much more about the media than it does about the Marines. And what it tells us ought to outrage us to the core.

Ben Shapiro | June 07, 2006

There is no doubt that law enforcement should be heavily scrutinizing the membership and administration of mosques.

Terry Jeffrey | June 07, 2006

 The Hannays are an American success story, epitomizing what free enterprise is all about. Nonetheless, the federal government has placed a significant barrier in the path of this family and others that own and operate successful businesses. It is the death tax.

Linda Chavez | June 07, 2006

The Supreme Court has decided to revisit the issue of race-based admissions, this time in K-12 schools.

Jacob Sullum | June 07, 2006

The overwhelming support on Capitol Hill for legislation that will dramatically increase the fines for broadcasting "indecent" programming suggests there's broad agreement that the federal government should get serious about cleaning up TV. But the more closely you examine the justifications for this crackdown, the clearer it becomes that the ban on broadcast indecency either goes too far or does not go far enough.

Kathleen Parker | June 07, 2006

While it may be intellectually easier to justify aborting a fetus in cases of severe abnormalities, terminating a pregnancy because of easily corrected imperfections should disturb our sleep.

Kathryn Lopez | June 07, 2006

For presidential hopefuls, immigration provided an opportunity to show some independence from the White House and show a little leadership. Not many answered the call. At least one took to the gutter.

Rich Galen | June 07, 2006

First, remember all the hoo-hah about cameras at intersections catching red-light runners? There was some considerable outcry that having cameras which could take photos of EVERY license plate of EVERY car and keep a database of where ANY driver was at ANY point during the day or night might not be such a good idea.

James J. Kilpatrick | June 07, 2006

In the case of Richard Ceballos, the Supreme Court last week through indecision found decision out. The court held, in effect, that public servants must be granted power to serve the public through some orderly chain of command. It's hard to argue with that proposition.

Paul Weyrich | June 07, 2006

The last we heard from former Vice President Al Gore he was denouncing the Bush Administration in a shrill voice and using angry language. Gore went so far as to say that President Bush betrayed this country.

Tue, Jun 06, 2006

John McCaslin | June 06, 2006

That would be Bishop Harry Jackson, a Democrat, set to lead a group of left-leaning black pastors from around the country into senatorial offices today to show support for the Federal Marriage Amendment.

Maggie Gallagher | June 06, 2006

Sen. Ted Kennedy certainly let us know what he really thinks of Americans who support the Marriage Protection Amendment, defining marriage as the union of husband and wife: "A vote for this amendment is a vote for bigotry, pure and simple."

William F. Buckley | June 06, 2006

In an age of judicial activism, we have in effect the nullification of state laws. Not a single state legislature has passed a same-sex marriage law. But there is no reason to bet that when faced with such a law, the Supreme Court will deny itself the authority to override states that affirm traditional distinctions.

Burt Prelutsky | June 06, 2006

The thing that has me stumped is trying to figure out what leftists want.  For example, when left-wing judges take it upon themselves to legislate from the bench, liberals are quick to say that the Constitution is a living document and that it has to evolve to accommodate a changing world.  However, whenever a conservative suggests that the 14th amendment, which grants automatic citizenship to any person born in America, ought to be changed in order to deny that gift to those born to illegal aliens, those same people carry on as if the Constitution, like the 10 Commandments, was carved in stone.

Ann Coulter | June 06, 2006

Of course liberalism is a religion. It has its own cosmology, its own miracles, its own beliefs in the supernatural, its own churches, its own high priests, its own saints, its own total worldview, and its own explanation of the existence of the universe.

Debra J. Saunders | June 06, 2006

Your choice for a down-ticket office today could be a front-runner for governor in the next election.

Thomas Sowell | June 06, 2006

Many stores held sales over the Memorial Day holidays. In Washington, the Senate immigration bill has been selling our birthright for a message of political pottage.

Mike Adams | June 06, 2006

The fact that Joseph Smith roamed about in upstate New York as a young man searching for the lost treasures of Captain Kidd should have been enough to warn people that he was a few fries short of a happy meal. But his later claims to have received a set of Golden Plates from the Angel Moroni spared him from being seen merely as a quack. Instead, they ensured that he will go down in history as both a fraud and a heretic.

David Limbaugh | June 06, 2006

Where are O.J. Simpson's and Bill Clinton's defenders to complain about the "rush to judgment" concerning the alleged Marine atrocities in Haditha?

Cal Thomas | June 06, 2006

For the anti-war left, hatred of the president is the filter through which all information flows.

Dennis Prager | June 06, 2006

Here are the dominant liberal reactions to President Bush and the Republicans' call for a vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment, which would amend the Constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman:

Pat Buchanan | June 06, 2006

Listening to the breathless reports of Haditha, noting the glee and excitement in the voices of some correspondents, anchors and talking heads, one senses anticipation about what is to come.

Alan Sears | June 06, 2006

So, essentially, the argument in opposition to a federal marriage amendment comes down to this: sex trumps God.

Bruce Bartlett | June 06, 2006

In 1898, one of the most shameful episodes in American political history occurred. Today called a coup d'etat, it is the only known case in the United States in which a municipal government was overthrown by violence.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 06, 2006

During the lazy, long, hot days of summer, which activity would you rather see your son or daughter engaged in -- playing a video game or reading a book?

Roger Schlesinger | June 06, 2006

When you live in a jungle and you realize the dangers around you survival is the first concern. You may have the best hut in the region but if the forest is on fire you need to save yourself first, not the hut. It seems so straight forward that I shouldn't be writing about it, but when it comes to finances a lot of people don't see it as clearly as they should.

Megan Basham | June 06, 2006

There’s an interesting dichotomy in Hollywood when it comes to interpreting Scripture on film. While they seem to have great regard for the bad news of the Bible (demonic possession, seven seals of pestilence and famine, and that whole end of the world thing), they don’t have much esteem for the good news (the whole Jesus dying on a cross to save us all from eternal damnation thing.)

Paul Weyrich | June 06, 2006

I received a call from a long time friend from California. To say the least he was not in a happy mood. "Is anyone back there discussing the impact of immigration on reapportionment?" he asked me.

Mon, Jun 05, 2006

William Rusher | June 05, 2006

Kathryn Lopez | June 05, 2006

Phyllis Schlafly | June 05, 2006

Some Republicans, from senators to the new chief justice, are falling for the seductive goals of consensus and bipartisanship. More often than not, those words mean abandonment of principle.

Chuck Colson | June 05, 2006

Those who tell you that we do not need to amend the U.S. Constitution to protect marriage are either misinformed or are deceiving you.

Thomas Sowell | June 05, 2006

Despite the warm glow of self-satisfaction that the liberal vision confers on liberals, ugly facts keep intruding to undermine that vision. Some liberals eventually jump ship and defect to conservatism when the facts keep piling up too high to ignore.

Mike Adams | June 05, 2006

Several months ago, I decided to pick up a copy of The Book of Mormon. I did so because numerous Mormons wanted me to decide for myself whether it was divinely inspired or merely fictional. Now that I’ve made the “wrong” determination, many Mormons are deeply offended. Some say I am just deeply prejudiced against them.

Diana West | June 05, 2006

When George W. Bush stood with Tony Blair before the White House press corps last week, he took a mea culpa moment to announce his regret for having formerly talked tough to jihadis, and to call Abu Ghraib "the biggest mistake that's happened so far" in Iraq. And that's when my sinking feeling over the viability of American Superpowerdom hit bottom.

Mary Katharine Ham | June 05, 2006

If I told you there would be a bill coming to the floor of the United States Senate this week that would create a sovereign government based on race, would you believe me? You can be forgiven for being skeptical. It sounds ridiculous.

George Will | June 05, 2006

Its worldwide toll has already exceeded the 20 million killed by the 14th-century bubonic plague. By 2020, it probably will have killed more than has any epidemic in history.

Jennifer Roback Morse | June 05, 2006

Once again, the bad arguments in favor of universal pre-school arise from the dead like a vampire. I feel like Dr. J, the Vampire Slayer: I’ve been arguing against the high-quality-low-cost-universal preschool crowd for years. How many times do I have to shoot this thing? But this time, the universal preschool argument has a $2 billion dollar price tag attached to it.

Michael Barone | June 05, 2006

Speaking last week at the commencement at West Point -- above the Hudson River, where revolutionary Americans threw a chain across the water to block British ships -- Bush noted that he was speaking to the first class to enter the U.S. Military Academy after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Suzanne Fields | June 05, 2006

Like it or not, the electronic scrim with digital bytes is gaining on words printed on paper. It has its advantages.

Debra J. Saunders | June 05, 2006

There are two ugly guys in the fight between the City of Hercules, Calif., and Wal-Mart. It's a classic tale of Big Government versus Big Box, and both sides are prepared to use big guns.

Armstrong Williams | June 05, 2006

Regardless of a 30 percent approval rate for the president, thousands of deaths in Iraq, multiple congressional investigations, and continual government scandals, the majority party need not worry about holding the White House in 2009. And there's one reason why: Hillary Clinton.

Robert Novak | June 05, 2006

On May 23, as the Senate raced toward passage of the comprehensive immigration bill before their Memorial Day break began, Sen. Charles Grassley moved the adoption of a new Title III to the measure.

Rich Galen | June 05, 2006

What is of greater immediate danger: 17 Mexicans slipping across the Southern border as part of a plot to pick lettuce in the Imperial Valley of California? Or 17 terrorists, who, according to a Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman, "were inspired by al-Qaeda" practicing on Canadian targets before moving operations south to the US.

Megan Basham | June 05, 2006

It should have been a standard Q & A session following a typical film screening for the press. But from The Da Vinci Code denouncements by the Vatican to cries that United 93 portrayed events too raw and recent to be recalled on screen, these days it seems like every other movie released contains some controversial element of the religious or 9/11-related variety.

Sun, Jun 04, 2006

John Leo | June 04, 2006

Peter Beinart thinks the left needs more anti-totalitarian liberals like Harry Truman and Scoop Jackson, and fewer anti-imperialist liberals (think moveon.org, Michael Moore and George Soros) who can't seem to take terrorism and the jihadist threat seriously.

Paul Jacob | June 04, 2006

The only reason some study the Constitution is to find ways to get around it.

George Will | June 04, 2006

Last Tuesday, Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the court and joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, noted that the court has held that government "cannot condition public employment on a basis that infringes the employee's constitutionally protected interest in freedom of expression."

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | June 04, 2006

One of the big benefits to having Lynn O'Shaughnessy as our mom is, of course, that she handles all our finances. We don't have to worry about our money going into hot individual stock picks and we don't have to fret about our mom selecting the wrong mutual funds for our college accounts.