Sat, Jun 24, 2006

Doug Giles | June 24, 2006

Nowadays, when one mentally Googles what being blessed means, Jesus' idea of bliss doesn't even pull up in our psychological search engine.

Donald Lambro | June 24, 2006

According to a survey by the Quinnipiac University poll, New Jersey's voters say that the most serious problem facing their state isn't the budget deficit, terrorism or Mexican immigrants.

Roger Schlesinger | June 24, 2006

Call it inexperience or lack of knowledge or just being a little naive, but little mistakes can make the loan process a nightmare. So I would like to give a little advice and hopefully it will go a long way to save some borrowers from a nightmare experience.

Robert Novak | June 24, 2006

Supporters of a constitutional amendment to keep the courts from legalizing homosexual marriage, stunned by poor support in the recent Senate vote, are beginning a campaign for a constitutional convention.

Fri, Jun 23, 2006

Rich Lowry | June 23, 2006

The possible North Korean long-range missile test heralds the advent of a newly dangerous era in international relations, when rogue states half a world away can reach out and touch us.

Chuck Colson | June 23, 2006

I've got a few recommendations for summer reading, starting with a book by one of my closest friends.

Jonathan Garthwaite | June 23, 2006

Seven weeks ago we asked you what you wanted Townhall.com to be. Thousands of you responded and we listened.

Brent Bozell | June 23, 2006

The business of government has changed dramatically in the Internet era. Congress passed the E-Government Act of 2002 to require federal agencies to put their decisions online and be able to receive public comments online.

Mike Adams | June 23, 2006

Recently, a local Wilmington, North Carolina news station (WWAY) ran a news story on my satirical column "My new contribution to educational racism." Local news stations like to run news stories on my satires because the proliferation of crack, heroin, methamphetamines, prostitution, and illegal immigration in my town is not sufficiently newsworthy.

Jonah Goldberg | June 23, 2006

Both sides think the Internet is more unprecedented and revolutionary than it is. In reality, the crumbling status quo was always an aberration.

David Limbaugh | June 23, 2006

For years, Democrats have charged that President Bush has employed an arrogant approach to foreign policy and alienated our European allies.

Mona Charen | June 23, 2006

It was not so long ago -- only four years -- that a significant number of Democrats in the U.S. Congress evaluated the available evidence and voted to authorize war with Iraq.

Oliver North | June 23, 2006

Regrettably, Messer's Kerry and Murtha are but the most visible and strident members of an increasingly ambitious cult of catastrophe.

Pat Buchanan | June 23, 2006

Even as Christianity seems to be dying in Europe, Islam is rising to shake the 21st century as it did so many previous centuries.

Kathryn Lopez | June 23, 2006

In England, you can have an abortion for just about any reason. But one thing you evidently can't do is talk about what abortion is -- or at least show the bloody truth through images.

Kathleen Parker | June 23, 2006

If you thought Democrats and Republicans were politically divided over the war in Iraq, you haven't seen anything yet.

Mike Gallagher | June 23, 2006

I don't know what it's like to feel like a loser. I guess I'd have to ask Congressman John Murtha or Senator John Kerry to find out what that must feel like.

La Shawn Barber | June 23, 2006

I wish I could take credit for this idea, but one of my blog readers noted and documented similarities between the Scottsboro and Duke rape cases. There are huge and obvious differences between the cases, to be sure, but the similarities are instructive.

Charles Krauthammer | June 23, 2006

In the Australian House of Representatives last month, opposition member Julia Gillard interrupted a speech by the minister of health thusly: ``I move that that sniveling grub over there be not further heard.''

Lorie Byrd | June 23, 2006

Just when I thought all that could be said about the Dixie Chicks controversy had been said, another ridiculous quote hit the news that makes it almost impossible not to comment.

Ross Mackenzie | June 23, 2006

In an hour of seemingly all Iraq all the time, some comments on other happenings of greater or lesser note.

William F. Buckley | June 23, 2006

If your assignment was to write an essay on the stupidity of President Bush, you could start in with some confidence. The reason for this is that George W. Bush hasn't any flair for the spoken word, so that you can take specimens of this weakness and deduce, for your composition on G.W. Bush, that he is stupid.

Thu, Jun 22, 2006

Rich Tucker | June 22, 2006

Here’s an important question: How long has the United States been at war with Iraq? Congressman Jack Murtha thinks he knows.

Mike Adams | June 22, 2006

Last week, I got a note from a reader complaining that I have not submitted my annual list of summer reading recommendations. So, naturally, I dropped what I was doing -- actually, I dropped what I was smoking -- to compile the following list for my loyal readers:

Cal Thomas | June 22, 2006

The new leader of the Episcopal Church in America, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, says she does not believe homosexuality is a sin and that homosexuals were created by God to love people of the same gender.

Suzanne Fields | June 22, 2006

Anti-Americanism is the disease du jour for a lot of the world's envious, beginning with the intellectuals, who are carriers of the virus, and including bloggers, washed-up politicians and whatever man (or woman) in the street a lazy reporter with a microphone, camera, pad or pencil can find who wants to put in his nickel's worth.

George Will | June 22, 2006

To capture the Senate, Democrats must gain six seats. So, even if they defeat the five Republicans considered most vulnerable -- Montana's Conrad Burns, Missouri's Jim Talent, Ohio's Mike DeWine, Pennsylvania's Rick Santorum and Rhode Island's Lincoln Chafee -- they will need one more.

Robert Novak | June 22, 2006

Jack Murtha proves there are second acts in American politics. I had forgotten that federal prosecutors designated him an unindicted co-conspirator in the Abscam investigation 26 years ago.

Jonathan Garthwaite | June 22, 2006

A Q&A with Mark W. Smith, author of Disrobed

Hugh Hewitt | June 22, 2006

Because of the classified nature of the original report on WMD, Santorum and Hoekstra could only convey very basic facts.

Larry Elder | June 22, 2006

For the last several years, my mother appeared every Friday on my radio show.

Debra J. Saunders | June 22, 2006

CNN hit a new low in smarmy as it hyped a "special edition" of "Anderson Cooper 360" Tuesday night: "Angelina Jolie: Her Mission and Motherhood," featuring Cooper's big scoop, the "first interview" with Angelina Jolie since she had her baby.

Matt Towery | June 22, 2006

Coverage by national media of the two American servicemen tortured, murdered and mutilated in Iraq was revealing in itself.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 22, 2006

Awash as we are in the cranky appraisals of our war in Iraq and the congressional projects to end it summarily, we have every reason to conclude that for some Americans a real war is not nearly as amusing as one produced in Hollywood.

Burt Prelutsky | June 22, 2006

Ann Coulter certainly stirred up a hornet's nest when she accused the so-called Jersey Girls of wallowing in their widowhood.

Marvin Olasky | June 22, 2006

The government here tells Westerners to stay away from the illegal "house churches" spreading like wildfire throughout this officially atheistic country.

Alan Reynolds | June 22, 2006

A recent Associated Press headline was, "Current Account Trade Deficit Posts Unexpectedly Large Improvement." It fell by 6.5 percent. But why assume that was an improvement?

Roger Schlesinger | June 22, 2006

It's a strange time we live in; almost unparalleled to any other time in the last 100 years. At home we have the 'have a lots", the "haves", the "up to the eye browsers", the "barely hanging oners" and the "foot loose and fancy free folk" (no home, no car, no nothing).

William Rusher | June 22, 2006

People are naturally prone to worry about dangers that are invisible: radioactivity, for one spectacular example. The media know this, and are forever trumpeting the discovery of new perils to scare us with.

Wed, Jun 21, 2006

Jonathan Garthwaite | June 21, 2006

The editors at The New York Times has once again demonstrated that their bias knows no bounds.

For months I have wondered which would be the sixth seat the Democrats could win to capture the Senate.

Jonah Goldberg | June 21, 2006

We’re all Wilsonians now. President Bush is doing exactly what his critics have always said he should do: He’s playing nice with the international community on North Korea, Iran and, whenever possible, Iraq.

Kathleen Parker | June 21, 2006

Now the anti-tobacco jihadists, having helped ban smoking in most public and many private places, have turned their attention to the most private space of all — the womb.

Michelle Malkin | June 21, 2006

First Lady Laura Bush is scheduled to speak to the American Library Association's (ALA) annual conference in New Orleans next week.

John Stossel | June 21, 2006

Our elected officials say they are just like the rest of us. But that's a myth.

Walter E. Williams | June 21, 2006

It's easy to be a Marxist if you haven't read his writings.

Brent Bozell | June 21, 2006

With Katie Couric lounging in the wings, Dan Rather is now expendable, and the suits at CBS News are squeezing him out of his last remaining gig on "60 Minutes."

Tony Blankley | June 21, 2006

The preferred method by professional lobster hit men and cooks is to chill the live lobster almost to death and then either boil or grill the victim.

Ben Shapiro | June 21, 2006

Brittany McComb, valedictorian of Foothill High School in Clark County, Nevada, stood up at her graduation and began to speak. A few paragraphs into her speech, school administrators cut off McComb's microphone.

Linda Chavez | June 21, 2006

The problem is not so much what Suskind has written but why those in positions of national trust talked to him in the first place.

Terry Jeffrey | June 21, 2006

If Harry Reid and company persuade the Sunni rejectionists that we will treat them as war criminals no matter what they do, the war may never be won.

Jacob Sullum | June 21, 2006

The problem is that Bloomberg's idea of public health, like the CDC's, does not distinguish between deadly diseases people catch and risky things they choose to do.

Herman Cain | June 21, 2006

House and Senate Democratic leaders held a press conference on June 16 to announce their bold, new policy initiatives in a plan called New Direction.

Ann Coulter | June 21, 2006

I dedicate this column to John Murtha, the reason soldiers invented fragging.

Donald Lambro | June 21, 2006

When a party's leadership is unable to unite behind a clear position on the No. 1 national-security issue facing America, it is not ready to govern. And that is the situation the Democrats now find themselves in.

Paul Weyrich | June 21, 2006

It was a sad day for some of us last week when the ablest Majority Leader to have held that office in the Republican House of Representatives spent his last day in Congress.

Tue, Jun 20, 2006

Maggie Gallagher | June 20, 2006

So Fernando Guadarrama, 21, a construction worker from Mexico who has lived illegally in the United States the last seven years, made a little mistake.

William F. Buckley | June 20, 2006

That view of politics in the future, with Latin Americans feeding the engines of redistributionist politics, has caught the attention, Mr. Frum believes, of such as Karl Rove.

John McCaslin | June 20, 2006

In his 1998 book, "The Next War," Ronald Reagan's Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger predicted that the United States by 2003 would be at war -- albeit not with Iraq, Iran, North Korea or anybody else found in today's "axis of evil."

Debra J. Saunders | June 20, 2006

How is America supposed to win the war in Iraq when so many partisans in Washington aren't doing everything in their power to make sure America prevails in Iraq?

Burt Prelutsky | June 20, 2006

When I was a mere sprout, I recall that some nincompoops were convinced that fluoridating water was a communist plot. So it was at a very tender age that I first caught on that, no matter how normal people might appear to be, there was always a good chance that scratch the surface and you'd find screwballs.

Roger Schlesinger | June 20, 2006

Although economic conditions are such that a person can easily roll short term debt, which is currently very high, into long term debt which is much lower and save both money and time (amortization of the debt) a size able number of people either don't want to do that or think they can't really afford to do that.

Chuck Colson | June 20, 2006

It's nice for a change to be able to talk about something good going on in the media and technology. Find out about how TiVo is helping parents make smart choices for their kids.

Pat Buchanan | June 20, 2006

Smith was fired by a Republican governor for standing by a truth rooted in 2,000 years of Catholic doctrine, Natural Law, the Torah, the Islamic faith, the teachings of every Christian denomination and the laws of every Western nation up to the late 20th century.

Rick Santorum | June 20, 2006

Today is Religious Freedom Day on Capitol Hill, a special day dedicated to bringing greater awareness to, and understanding of, the plight of the religiously oppressed

Mike Adams | June 20, 2006

After visiting one of your stores recently – the one on Market Street in Wilmington, North Carolina – I’m afraid I will have to add you to my list of businesses I’m boycotting in 2006. The boycott stems from your misguided decision to provide customers with a better selection of “Musica Latina” than Country music CDs. In America, this is simply unacceptable.

David Limbaugh | June 20, 2006

The only thing more pathetic than the Democrats' floundering disunity on the war is their timing.

Cal Thomas | June 20, 2006

Is there anyone in America who doesn’t know that our hospitals are in trouble, along with the rest of the health care system?

Dennis Prager | June 20, 2006

Observers of contemporary society will surely have noted that a liberal is far more likely to fear global warming than a conservative. Why is this?

Frank Gaffney | June 20, 2006

With voters going to the polls in a little more than four months, legislators on both sides of Capitol Hill and both sides of the aisle are jockeying for position on a host of contentious issues. Topping the list at the moment is what to do about Iraq.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 20, 2006

Earmarks allow politicians to brag that they’re “bringing home the bacon,” and members of Congress tout them to voters in the hopes of buying … er, winning support.

Bruce Bartlett | June 20, 2006

On June 8, defenders of the estate tax won a victory when the Senate failed to break a filibuster against H.R. 8, which would permanently repeal the tax.

Bill Bennett | June 20, 2006

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

James J. Kilpatrick | June 20, 2006

When word came on Monday morning that the Supreme Court had reversed the 6th Circuit in the two big wetlands cases, some of us critics of federal imperialism were ecstatic. Callooh, Callay, O frabjous day! We fairly chortled in our joy. Justice Antonin Scalia had slain the invidious Corps of Engineers!

John Ostrowski | June 20, 2006

The Internet is the newest and most free medium of communication, which can be used to both check government and counter the mainstream media. This means, of course, that the government is already looking to regulate it. If certain legislators have their way, the end of free blogging on the Internet will come sooner rather than later.

Paul Weyrich | June 20, 2006

It appeared that the gap between the House and the Senate was so wide that not even Presidential arm-twisting could bring about a result. Into this political impasse has stepped the impressive, thoughtful and energetic Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, Representative Mike Pence (R-IN).

Megan Basham | June 20, 2006

Jack Black stars as the titular Nacho, a half-Mexican, half-Scandinavian friar who spends his days making indigestible meals for orphans in the Oaxaca region of Mexico and his nights dreaming of becoming a great luchador, Latin America’s mask-wearing, freestyle professional wrestlers. When the beautiful Sister Encarnación (Ana de la Reguera) arrives at his monastery, Nacho decides he must prove his manly worth to her by making his dream a reality and using his winnings to buy the orphans better food.

Mon, Jun 19, 2006

Jack Kemp | June 19, 2006

Watching our USA soccer team tie the Italian team last week and on Sunday watching the athleticism of the Brazilian team, I’m hereby publicly acknowledge that soccer can be interesting to watch.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 19, 2006

The silence of the pro-family movement and of the churches is deafening. Don't they care about the need for fathers of the 21.5 million children under age 21 who the U.S. Census Bureau reported in 2002 are living with only one of their parents?

Michael Barone | June 19, 2006

A turning point in the president's political fortunes? Maybe.

Star Parker | June 19, 2006

The way in which Jefferson has handled himself during this episode, and the support he has gotten from a number of his Black Caucus colleagues, is an embarrassment and demonstrates, once again, the sore need for a new kind of black leadership in Washington.

Mike Adams | June 19, 2006

Under my new policy, black students will be penalized for coming into class late.

Suzanne Fields | June 19, 2006

Hillary Clinton is on to something when she says young people have a sense of "entitlement."

Diana West | June 19, 2006

Discussing the "war on terror" has been endlessly awkward. Terror -- like a blitzkrieg, sneak-attack or disinformation -- is a tactic, not an enemy.

Mary Katharine Ham | June 19, 2006

It's an unpleasant emotion, yes, but it can yield great things.

Robert Novak | June 19, 2006

Jeff Flake, a 44-year-old third-term Republican congressman from Mesa, Ariz., last Wednesday burnished his credentials as "Miss Uncongeniality" in the House of Representatives.

Jennifer Roback Morse | June 19, 2006

The humanitarian argument for increasing immigration appeals to many people of deep religious sensibilities. According to this argument, the United States is morally obligated to admit any poor suffering people of the world who manage to make it into the United States.

Doug Wilson | June 19, 2006

Summer before last, the fish weren't jumpin' and the federal Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon, had to do something about it.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | June 19, 2006

If you owe money on your home equity line of credit or if it feels like you have a gazillion payments left on an adjustable rate mortgage, you are probably feeling the pain of higher interest rates.

Sun, Jun 18, 2006

John Leo | June 18, 2006

The governor of Maryland fired one of his appointees to the Washington Metro transit authority board for stating a negative opinion of homosexuality on a cable TV talk show.

Paul Jacob | June 18, 2006

In state after state, a new movement has begun to flourish, providing a new agenda for the conservative movement, to all who favor freedom and limited government.

George Will | June 18, 2006

Geographically, Pennsylvania is a long way from Laredo. But politically, every state may be a border state this year.

Debra J. Saunders | June 18, 2006

Oklahoma's governor, Brad Henry, a Democrat, signed a bill this month that would allow jurors to sentence to death repeat sex offenders for crimes against children younger than 14.

Roger Schlesinger | June 18, 2006

The 30 year doesn't pay your loan off very fast and it isn't the lowest payment either. So what do you have? You have a loan that is highly competitive on it's rate and doesn't solve anyone's needs.