Sat, Jun 17, 2006

Armstrong Williams | June 17, 2006

As Father's Day 2006 approaches, I am absolutely devastated about the current state of fatherhood in this country.

Doug Giles | June 17, 2006

Me and my buddies at have a regular monthly men's meeting we call 'Warriors and Wild Men.' As you can imagine, it consists of guys being guys.

Robert Novak | June 17, 2006

Reviews by Democratic activists of "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's documentary on global warning: raves on content, not so favorable on the principal actor.

Fri, Jun 16, 2006

Brent Bozell | June 16, 2006

On June 15, President Bush held a signing ceremony at the White House for the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act, a new law increasing the maximum fine for indecent TV programming tenfold, from $32,500 to $325,000 per violation.

William F. Buckley | June 16, 2006

There is a call now to clear out of Guantanamo, notwithstanding our formal historical right to remain there. The spotlight glares with special intensity after the deaths of the three men who contrived their synchronized suicides.

Rich Lowry | June 16, 2006

Fatherhood has been transforming. Fifty years ago, a father tended to be perceived primarily as a provider.

Larry Kudlow | June 16, 2006

Believe it or not, President George W. Bush might be the one to nationalize the election, and in doing so pull Republican chestnuts out of the fire.

Lorie Byrd | June 16, 2006

Earlier this week, in a speech in New Hampshire, Karl Rove said that Republicans should not be making excuses for removing Saddam Hussein from power.

Rich Tucker | June 16, 2006

If a river isn't flooding you'll never see a journalist reporting live saying, "Things are fine here." But let that river creep over its banks and you'll suddenly have journalists with full rain gear to update viewers inch-by-inch.

Kathleen Parker | June 16, 2006

We've reached an odd place in Western history when a case has to be made for fatherhood, but here we are.

Debra J. Saunders | June 16, 2006

Death-penalty opponents have been fighting lethal-injection executions because, well, they oppose the death penalty. Enter the so-called scientific community.

Mike Gallagher | June 16, 2006

Joey Vento, a feisty and proud Italian guy from Philadelphia, has become an American hero.

Jonah Goldberg | June 16, 2006

Ponnuru, my close friend and colleague at National Review, has written the first serious pro-life book for a general audience in decades.

David Limbaugh | June 16, 2006

With all the controversy surrounding Ann Coulter's new book "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," some might overlook important substantive points she has made.

Mona Charen | June 16, 2006

The story was everywhere and was everywhere the same. On June 9, Israel had fired a rocket onto a Gaza beach killing seven picnicking Palestinian civilians.

Oliver North | June 16, 2006

The president was still on the ground in Iraq commending U.S. troops for eliminating the brutal terror-leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi when the carping began.

Mary Katharine Ham | June 16, 2006

The U.N. will gather in New York City this July for the 2006 Small Arms Review Conference. Doesn’t the name alone make you nervous? The U.N. is "reviewing" guns.

Charles Krauthammer | June 16, 2006

It was another one of those pictures that goes instantly around the world.

Pat Buchanan | June 16, 2006

To buttress crumbling support for his interventionist policy, President Bush played his ace of trumps, sending his most popular champion, Condi Rice, to the Southern Baptist Convention.

Kathryn Lopez | June 16, 2006

As Congressman Tom DeLay exited stage right earlier this month, he issued an important reminder: to love partisanship.

Kathryn Lopez | June 16, 2006

As the academic year winds down, there's cause for mourning in some neighborhoods in New York City, where some schools will be closing their doors for good. They're not just any schools -- and I'm not just saying that because the school where I spent my first eight years was nearly among them. They're Catholic schools that have achieved miracles.

Paul Greenberg | June 16, 2006

It is wholly a pleasure to answer your question about what that close congressional election in California last week augurs for the midterm elections come November.

Roger Schlesinger | June 16, 2006

Ah yes, inflation is back with a vengeance. Or that is what the pundits on Wall Street want to believe. The core Consumer Price Index is up to 2.4% in the last 12 months so the Federal Reserve must continue to head off the dreaded inflation "monster" by raising interest rates, albeit short term interest rates, and risking a recession. Good luck.

Thu, Jun 15, 2006

John McCaslin | June 15, 2006

D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey had to laugh when telling The Beltway Beat that he's been around law enforcement long enough - three decades and counting - that "when I used to write the letters DNA all over my police reports, it stood for Does Not Apply."

Burt Prelutsky | June 15, 2006

I suspect that from the moment that Homo sapiens first stood erect, two questions have plagued mankind. The first of these, I'm willing to bet, was, "Does everybody's lower back hurt like heck, or is it just me?" and the second was, "What's that special something that makes us so much better than the other animals?"

Chuck Colson | June 15, 2006

A new documentary sets out to challenge conventional ideas about family, but unintentionally ends up challenging the sanity of those who would undermine traditional marriage.

Robert Novak | June 15, 2006

Following unprecedented criticism of U.S. popular and governmental attitudes toward the United Nations, the world organization's second-ranking official ended his June 6 speech in New York with this rhetorical question:

Larry Elder | June 15, 2006

In the wake of the death of al Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, will Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., soften his irresponsible, hey-don't-blame-me criticism of the war in Iraq?

Mike Adams | June 15, 2006

Al Gore: Dr. Adams, I would first like to thank you for taking the time to do this interview for my second documentary – one that deals with the rise of the religious right in American politics.

Cal Thomas | June 15, 2006

Can one be simultaneously amused and profoundly irritated? One can by watching and reading the British media.

Matt Towery | June 15, 2006

Just a few weeks ago it looked like the Bush administration and the U.S. Senate would be the drag on Republicans this November because of their tepid approach to immigration reform.

Marvin Olasky | June 15, 2006

I ran across an extraordinary development in a just-completed trip to this officially atheistic country, where some local officials still persecute religious dissenters:

Alan Reynolds | June 15, 2006

The consumer price index (CPI) less energy increased by 2.4 percent over the past 12 months, but at a 2.8 percent rate over the past six. Are those numbers unusually high?

George Will | June 15, 2006

The dust having settled -- 500-pound bombs can raise, and even manufacture, a lot of dust -- it is time to give the devil his due. To understand the diabolical genius of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, that pornographer of violence, begin with this...

Emmett Tyrrell | June 15, 2006

One day he would summon Republicans to attack. The next day he would claim to be aghast at their combativeness. Again Clinton bested him.

Michael Fumento | June 15, 2006

Like the Wicked Witch of the East a house fell on him, or in on him anyway.

William Rusher | June 15, 2006

The trouble, of course, was that Times readers, digesting these sage observations over their morning coffee, could also learn (if the television was on) that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had just been killed by an American air raid on one of his supposedly "safe"-houses, and that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki had that very day named the country's new interior and defense ministers.

James J. Kilpatrick | June 15, 2006

Fifty-two years have passed since the Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education , but the constitutional issues presented by that historic case will not go away. Last week the Supreme Court agreed to return to them in cases involving the public schools of Washington state and Kentucky. Here we go again.

Wed, Jun 14, 2006

Ann Coulter | June 14, 2006

They've deployed the whole lineup of yesterday's power brokers against me, and all they've accomplished is to make my book the No. 1 book in the country.

Current surveys show a tendency toward the Democrats but do not show a rout as of yet.

Paul Greenberg | June 14, 2006

The founding fathers were great statesmen, not flawless prophets. Their hindsight was reliable enough, going all the way back to Athenian democracy, but their ability to anticipate the future wasn't perfect.

Suzanne Fields | June 14, 2006

Soccer was never my game. But a recent visit to Berlin, just before the World Cup games began, showed me the electric excitement generated by a sport I knew nothing about.

Joel Mowbray | June 14, 2006

In the predictable stories reporting the “astonishment” of friends and neighbors about the Canadian terror suspects arrested last week, one tidbit serves as a cautionary tale for the threat of homegrown terrorism in the U.S.

Michelle Malkin | June 14, 2006

Did you know there are seven young Marines and a Navy corpsman sitting in a military brig right now in leg and wrist shackles -- despite the fact that they've not been charged with any crime?

John Stossel | June 14, 2006

Media coverage of environmental regulators makes them look like dispassionate scientists. But too often they are dangerous religious fanatics.

Walter E. Williams | June 14, 2006

Are you ready for the next round of tyranny using tactics so successful for the anti-tobacco zealots?

Brent Bozell | June 14, 2006

Our media today seem absolutely allergic to good news, especially when it comes to Iraq.

Jonah Goldberg | June 14, 2006

In interviews, Gore calls global warming skeptics "deniers" with an acid surely intended to conjure comparison to Holocaust deniers.

Tony Blankley | June 14, 2006

The Western response to the threat of Iran gaining nuclear weapons is tracking dangerously toward appeasement and failure.

Terry Jeffrey | June 14, 2006

What if God, nature and thousands of year of human experience turn out to be wrong, and marriage between one man and one woman is not, in fact, the single best way to bring children into the world and raise them up to be healthy adults?

Ben Shapiro | June 14, 2006

The left has found its newest sex symbol. His name is Markos Moulitsas, and he's the founder of the eponymous Daily Kos, a popular radical liberal blog garnering thousands of visitors each day.

Linda Chavez | June 14, 2006

Death with dignity has come to mean choosing to end a terminally ill patient's life. But there is a different kind of death with dignity, which I witnessed this week.

Jacob Sullum | June 14, 2006

Supporters and opponents of the death penalty should be united in dismay at the bizarre debate about whether lethal injection as currently practiced in the United States is a sufficiently "humane" method of execution.

La Shawn Barber | June 14, 2006

When a black stripper claimed three white Duke University lacrosse players gang-raped her at a party, I knew instinctively it was a lie. The tale reeked of Tawana Brawley-like fabrications. At 15, Brawley claimed that six white men abducted and raped her, smeared her with feces and wrote racial epithets on her body. The media loved it.

Kathleen Parker | June 14, 2006

Not only do we not know what happened in Haditha, but we've failed to communicate effectively to the rest of the world what we do know: that our Marines always deserve the benefit of the doubt.

James J. Kilpatrick | June 14, 2006

Fifty-two years have passed since the Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education, but the constitutional issues presented by that historic case will not go away. Last week the Supreme Court agreed to return to them in cases involving the public schools of Washington state and Kentucky. Here we go again.

Roger Schlesinger | June 14, 2006

The author of the book, The Millionaire Next Door, suggests that if you give up smoking and save the money you have been spending on smoking you can save a very nice amount of cash in your life time. If you invest the money into tobacco stocks you probably will become a millionaire. Now that is what I call a good tip. So I have gone to my tip book to give you some good ideas.

James J. Kilpatrick | June 14, 2006

If you aspire, dear reader, to write really good prose, first hone your skills by writing verse -- that is to say, by writing verse that scans and rhymes.

Tue, Jun 13, 2006

John McCaslin | June 13, 2006

A "political power grab" is said to be under way at historic Ford's Theatre, orchestrated by theater board member Linda Daschle, lobbyist-wife of former Democratic Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, and involving one of Washington's more mysterious, if not generous couples.

Maggie Gallagher | June 13, 2006

Who becomes a good father? Well, it helps enormously if you live with your kids.

William F. Buckley | June 13, 2006

The story of the last hours, the last days of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi taunts the imagination at different levels.

Herman Cain | June 13, 2006

Too many people do not understand the origins and motivations of our enemy -- Muslim terrorists.

Burt Prelutsky | June 13, 2006

Perhaps it's this way with most writers, but in my life books have often played a larger role than have people. Filled with wisdom, joy, tears and laughter, they are everything parents, friends and siblings should be, but rarely are. And very early on, one book in particular taught me a lesson I have never forgotten.

Debra J. Saunders | June 13, 2006

There is a conceit among the American left that the American right cleaves to bad science out of deference to religion, while the left is all-science, all-the-time.

Thomas Sowell | June 13, 2006

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

David Limbaugh | June 13, 2006

Sen. John Kerry's brand-new legislation to withdraw our troops from Iraq is the latest example of Democrats undermining our war effort and trying to make themselves relevant.

Cal Thomas | June 13, 2006

The successful operation against al-Qaida leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, resulting in his unlamentable death, cut something off, but what was it?

Dennis Prager | June 13, 2006

Apparently, being the parent of a child murdered by a Muslim terrorist gives one moral credibility.

Pat Buchanan | June 13, 2006

Rep. Mike Pence appears to have accepted the Tessio role in the great immigration battle of 2006.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 13, 2006

Do dads make a difference? Judging by the way they're often depicted in pop culture, the answer would seem to be no.

Ross Mackenzie | June 13, 2006

The offing of al-Zarqawi tells us - what? Among many, these things:

Bruce Bartlett | June 13, 2006

Feb. 17, 2007 will mark the 50th anniversary of one of the most famous interviews in the history of journalism.

Bill Bennett | June 13, 2006

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

Paul Weyrich | June 13, 2006

A good reason the Republicans need to be thankful for Bilbray's victory is this: Had Busby won, big money would begin to flow to the Democrats upon the assumption they would win in November. It happened a little bit when Democrats took two Republican seats early in this Congress. But a Busby victory would have opened up the spigot and Republicans would have had even more trouble keeping control of Congress this fall.

Mon, Jun 12, 2006

Jack Kemp | June 12, 2006

On Sept. 11, 2001, America entered a new world war. Our nation had been violated by the barbarism of a new dark age. The Free World had been shaken to its core.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 12, 2006

It now looks like the President's legacy will be "No illegal immigrant left behind."

Star Parker | June 12, 2006

I believe that, although the Senate's vote this past week rejecting the federal Marriage Protection Amendment may be a battle lost, the prospects for long term victory in the cultural war to preserve traditional values in America remain excellent.

Suzanne Fields | June 12, 2006

British sex scandals have mostly been Tory business, with an upper-class patina of perversity...Labor scandals tend to be about money because Labor politicians don't have as much of it. It's a class thing.

Diana West | June 12, 2006

Got to hand it to the new Iraqi prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki. Here's a guy who, less than two months on the job, has discovered the real enemy of his country.

Mary Katharine Ham | June 12, 2006

When I worked at a newspaper, my fellow reporters and I made mistakes.

Robert Novak | June 12, 2006

Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, a low-profile second-term Republican from Florida, last Thursday introduced a resolution repudiating the stand of her leader, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert.

Jennifer Roback Morse | June 12, 2006

According to you and your liberal colleagues, I shouldn’t care about social conservative issues, like gay marriage or abortion.

Michael Barone | June 12, 2006

It comes down to this: A substantial part of the Democratic Party, some of its politicians and many of its loudest supporters do not want America to succeed in Iraq.

Mike Adams | June 12, 2006

The 2005-2006 academic year was, by far, the best I’ve had since moving to the front lines of the campus cultural wars.

Rich Galen | June 12, 2006

A pretty good political week for the Republican Party generally (the victory in California 50), and the President in particular (the death of Zarqawi), generated a spirited counterattack by our friends in the popular press.

Donald Lambro | June 12, 2006

Several red-hot election issues were road-tested last week and came up short of conventional political expectations.

Roger Schlesinger | June 12, 2006

I get a large number of emails every day of the week at including Saturday and Sunday, from interested real estate owners who would like various questions answered. A surprising number are from people who have incredibly low arms, 3% to 4% range, who are sure that both interest rates are going through the roof and property values are going to fall like the proverbial brick and want to lock into a higher fixed rate now! It absolutely doesn't make any sense at all.

Paul Weyrich | June 12, 2006

This past week the United States Senate voted down the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment, which is designed to place in the Constitution that marriage is between a man and a woman.

Sun, Jun 11, 2006

John Leo | June 11, 2006

Writing in Rolling Stone, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. assures us that the 2004 presidential election was stolen.

Paul Jacob | June 11, 2006

If you want to think government fiscal and monetary policy, think zinc.

George Will | June 11, 2006

''Less than 10 years.'' That, Gore warns, is all the time that ''leading scientists'' say we may have ''before we cross a point of no return'' -- unless we make a ''really good start toward dramatic changes'' to combat global warming.

William F. Buckley | June 11, 2006

We hope day by day that the facts will become plain as to what occurred at Haditha in November. But this isn't happening.

James J. Kilpatrick | June 11, 2006

You will hear no objection from this corner. Every authority on English usage -- every authority in my library, anyhow -- has looked at this knotted ball of yarn and decided to give up knitting.