Sun, Jul 02, 2006

Caroline Glick | July 02, 2006

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced that in addition to Judea and Samaria, he plans to transfer a number of neighborhoods in Jerusalem to Hamas.

Sat, Jul 01, 2006

Doug Giles | July 01, 2006

Number 2 on the roll of the Se7en Deadly Sins is envy.

Caroline Glick | July 01, 2006

Since replacing Ariel Sharon in office last December, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has refused to permit a large-scale IDF incursion into the Gaza Strip.

Kathryn Lopez | July 01, 2006

Samaira Nazir was brutally and needlessly murdered. The 25-year-old in Southall, England, was killed in April of last year by her 30-year-old businessman brother -- all in the name of "honor." He stabbed her, cutting her throat in front of his young children, ages 2 and 4.

Paul Greenberg | July 01, 2006

It's been a tough week for the president's critics.

Paul Greenberg | July 01, 2006

This is the first year Juneteenth has been officially observed in Arkansas. It was about time. Because the 19th of June was an unofficial Freedom Day long before it was decreed Juneteenth Independence Day by the Arkansas state Legislature.

Donald Lambro | July 01, 2006

When Democrats had a chance to strike a blow against wasteful pork projects in the House last month, 156 of them voted for business as usual.

Robert Novak | July 01, 2006

Facing the real prospect of losing control of the Senate in this year's elections, Majority Leader Bill Frist called together 10 other Republican senators for a Tuesday night strategy session on "saving the majority."

Kathleen Parker | July 01, 2006

The father-son-holy ghost triad, long a chafing point for feminists who prefer the good old days when goddesses ruled the Earth, has about played itself out, it seems. Under the improved sensibility, parishioners are now permitted a little flexibility with their liturgies, especially that pro-guy Trinity thingy.

William F. Buckley | July 01, 2006

These are vexing days for those who (a) want to press the war against terrorism, and (b) want to maintain the usual protections against unnecessary accretions of state power.

Fri, Jun 30, 2006

Rich Lowry | June 30, 2006

Children play a game called "opposite day." Whatever someone says is taken to mean the opposite.

Rich Tucker | June 30, 2006

Today, NASA couldn't even put a man on the moon, let alone launch a manned deep-space probe. The lunar exploration program is probably the only federal government program in modern history that's actually come to an end.

Brent Bozell | June 30, 2006

The next time you bite into a juicy Wendy's hamburger, just remember this: The corporate folks at Wendy's apparently are content to advertise their burgers on TV shows that treat spousal rape as just another entertaining plot twist.

Jonah Goldberg | June 30, 2006

Partisanship has a funny way of making small differences seem huge. Listen to Howard Dean and you'd think that Republicans are orcs while Democrats are the saviors of Middle-earth.

Mike Adams | June 30, 2006

When I began the process of looking for a plaintiff to sue the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) I had hoped to see the day that a federal court would throw out their unconstitutional speech code.

David Limbaugh | June 30, 2006

When Colmes asked him about the New York Times' publication of the secret program to track terrorists' finances, Obama -- instinctively siding with the Times as a brother in ideological arms -- attempted to point his finger back at the president.

Mona Charen | June 30, 2006

A devil's brew of cynicism on one side and demagoguery on the other seemed to guarantee renewal of the "temporary" features of the Voting Rights Act first passed in 1965.

Oliver North | June 30, 2006

The paper that boasts about delivering "all the news that's fit to print" defends its right to divulge state secrets by arrogantly claiming that "the public has the right to know."

Pat Buchanan | June 30, 2006

The U.S. government has thus declared that what the Times did was reprehensible, and rendered aid and comfort to the enemy. But if Bush believes that, why hasn't his Justice Department been directed to investigate these crimes against the Espionage Act and acts of treason in a time of war?

Paul Greenberg | June 30, 2006

Would the Times have rushed the story into print and given it the front-page play it did last week if smoke was still rising from the charred ruins of the Twin Towers?

Rich Galen | June 30, 2006

This is one of those columns which is a complete rewrite because of a breaking event. The specific event (which broke while I was flying from Paris to Bahrain) was the Supreme Court decision on the rights of prisoners being held at Guantanamo.

John McCaslin | June 30, 2006

A newcomer to Capitol Hill, a Republican freshman congressman from Texas, is concerned that his congressional colleagues are not as well-versed on the U.S. Constitution as they ought to be as representatives of the American people.

Cam Edwards | June 30, 2006

Every anti-gun delegate or activist talks about the need for “transparency” in firearms ownership, but those running the gun summit don’t seem that interested in transparency for what they’re doing.

Lorie Byrd | June 30, 2006

Almost five years after 9/11, the question of who does and does not “honor the threat” comes up time and time again in political discussion and debate, and promises to be a question November voters will consider.

Ross Mackenzie | June 30, 2006

So, you're a Democrat-watcher? Yes - from a seat deep in the bleachers, far beyond the Beltway. It's part of the job. It's also a compulsive lifelong fascination, sort of like watching the Cubs.

Mike Gallagher | June 30, 2006

Do you think Michael Moore sleeps well at night? I’ve often wondered how the America-hating filmmaker could live with himself.

Charles Krauthammer | June 30, 2006

The insurgency continues, and it is not going to be defeated militarily. But that does not mean we lose. Insurgencies can be undone by co-optation. And that is precisely the strategy of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Thu, Jun 29, 2006

Hugh Hewitt | June 29, 2006

The journalism nation is made up of many tribes, and some of them have declared war on the global war on terror and on the Bush Administration.

Larry Elder | June 29, 2006

At the time, I expected my parents to take comfort in knowing that my brother and I already discussed living arrangements for the "surviving parent." Then my mother, not my dad, died suddenly only days ago. I assumed that Dad would take comfort in knowing that he would not live alone. In looking back at my promise, I now see that my parents' facial expressions were not that of reassurance, but rather of panic.

Mike Adams | June 29, 2006

For the last several years, I've been making the argument that conservative professors (all three of us) are often punished for our beliefs by our so-called liberal colleagues.

Neal Boortz | June 29, 2006

Warren Buffet is giving away about 85% of his fortune. Now that certainly makes Warren a very special guy, and the media is fawning over him as if he had discovered a cure for baldness, age spots and body odor in one fell swoop.

Suzanne Fields | June 29, 2006

Michael Gerson, the president's speechwriter, has packed up his stacks of yellow legal pads, books, papers and mementos and made a long, fond farewell to the man who has spoken the words, for better and for worse, that he has been writing for George W. Bush since he announced in early 1999 that he was running for president.

Matt Towery | June 29, 2006

After the shuttle returns safely, NASA and the Bush administration absolutely must re-evaluate the value of the program versus its risks and costs.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 29, 2006

This inveterate windbag is, according to the New York Times, reopening the Swift Boat controversy of 2004 that did such damage to his presidential prospects when hundreds of the Vietnam War veterans who served with him deflated his reckless boasts of military gloire.

Herman Cain | June 29, 2006

When our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, they envisioned a governing body comprised of citizen legislators who served at the consent of the public.

Burt Prelutsky | June 29, 2006

It seems like every other week, Pat Robertson gets himself into hot water by announcing that he received yet another personal message from the Almighty.

Robert Novak | June 29, 2006

President Alvaro Uribe returned from his recent overnight visit to Washington in undisclosed disagreement with President George W. Bush. The American president would like the newly re-elected Colombian leader to be "our man in the Andes," publicly standing up against Venezuela's leftist strongman President Hugo Chavez. That is not a role Uribe wants to play.

Marvin Olasky | June 29, 2006

This temptation came to mind as I read a letter from one reader who stated that I haven't gabbed in my columns about any of the 17 non-fiction books I've written. He wrote, "I would encourage you to reconsider your policy regarding publicizing your own stuff. As a journalist, you owe it to your readers to keep them informed of timely, relevant books, even if they happen to be written by you."

George Will | June 29, 2006

Campaign finance reform is what it pretends to combat: corruption. The Supreme Court should have said something like that when it struck down, as unconstitutional abridgments of free speech, Vermont's severe limits on contributions to and spending by campaigns.

Michael Fumento | June 29, 2006

The claim is that the science has now overwhelmingly proved that smoke from others' cigarettes can kill you. Actually, "debate over" simply means: "If you have your doubts, shut up!"

Burt Prelutsky | June 29, 2006

It was inevitable that while most of the civilized people of the world, including millions of Iraqis, celebrated the death of Zarqawi, there was one significant group that pooh-poohed the happy occasion.

William Rusher | June 29, 2006

The liberal media had never, to put it gently, previously been noted for worrying about the disclosure of CIA secrets, but Rove's alleged indiscretion apparently drove them straight up the wall. "Why do the liberals hate Karl Rove so much?" I recently asked a shrewd Democratic friend of mine. "Because he's too damned good at his job," he replied.

Cam Edwards | June 29, 2006

Hearing Angola and Cambodia detail their plans for rounding up all the guns owned by civilians is kind of like hearing that the Dixie Chicks are writing a song about America.

Wed, Jun 28, 2006

Ann Coulter | June 28, 2006

When is The New York Times going to get around to uncovering an al-Qaida secret program?

Keeping Joseph Lieberman in the United States Senate is clearly in the national interest.

Michelle Malkin | June 28, 2006

The New York Times (proudly publishing all the secrets unfit to spill since 9/11) and their reckless anonymous sources (come out, come out, you cowards) tipped off terrorists to America's efforts to track their financial activities.

Guess what? It isn't the first time blabbermouth journalists have jeopardized terror-financing investigations since Sept. 11, according to the government.

John Stossel | June 28, 2006

The firm now employs more than 30,000 people. Some would consider this a success story, but our government didn't. Not because Hooters is using sex to sell -- but because its waitresses are -- get ready -- women!

Walter E. Williams | June 28, 2006

British Prime Minister Tony Blair, along with other G-8 leaders, have called for the doubling of foreign aid to African nations by 2010. The idea that foreign aid is a route out of poverty and political instability is not only bankrupted but a cruel and evil hoax as well.

Brent Bozell | June 28, 2006

It was surprising to Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., who were investigating whispers that weapons of mass destruction have actually been found by American troops in Iraq, to learn the rumors were true.

Jonah Goldberg | June 28, 2006

The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and other leading newspapers pushed hard for the creation of the commission and urged Congress and the White House to adopt its recommendations.

Tony Blankley | June 28, 2006

When General Douglas MacArthur delivered his farewell address to Congress in April of 1951, after President Truman had fired the general during the Korean War, he gave advice that yet can be of value both to President Bush's Democratic Party war critics, and to President Bush and his generals: "[In war], there is no alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. War's very object is victory, not prolonged indecision. In war there is no substitute for victory."

Cal Thomas | June 28, 2006

Parts of Washington, D.C., are under water following record rainfall, but leaks into basements and government offices aren't as big a problem as leaks coming out of some government agencies.

Ben Shapiro | June 28, 2006

This week, the Senate will vote down a proposed constitutional amendment protecting the American flag from desecration. Every few years, the Senate considers a constitutional amendment to ban flag burning, and every few years, the Senate kills it. Many of our esteemed Senators tell us the First Amendment is about protecting the rights of those who would spit on the nation; they say we should have better things to do than worry about those who would excrete on the flag; they tell us our founders would be ashamed of an amendment to protect the flag. They are fools of the highest order.

Terry Jeffrey | June 28, 2006

When authorities earlier this year discovered a 2,400-foot tunnel connecting a warehouse in Tijuana, Mexico, with another in the United States, Rep. Ed Royce, the California Republican who chairs the subcommittee on international terrorism, went to take a firsthand look.

Linda Chavez | June 28, 2006

Yet another leak of highly classified intelligence has made fighting terrorists more difficult. But the media claim they -- not our elected leaders -- know what's best for the country.

Donald Lambro | June 28, 2006

The increasing number of Democratic governorships that are in trouble suggests the Republicans could end up winning more races in this year's elections than previously expected.

Jacob Sullum | June 28, 2006

As recently interpreted by the state Supreme Court, Michigan law prohibits marijuana smokers from driving long after the drug's psychoactive effects have disappeared.

Megan Basham | June 28, 2006

Superman had to survive a lot more than the evil plotting of Lex Luthor to make it to the big screen this summer. First he had to survive the executives at Warner Bros.

Kathleen Parker | June 28, 2006

Not since Cujo showed up for a blind date with Lassie has so much froth and spittle saturated the airwaves. This time, it's Big Government and Big Media circling the hydrant.

Alan Reynolds | June 28, 2006

Treating unimpaired drivers as if they were intoxicated is fundamentally unfair, and treating a drug metabolite with no pharmacological action like the drug itself makes no sense if the goal is preventing accidents.

Roger Schlesinger | June 28, 2006

Today I have uncovered a string of bad figures about the American public that isn't something that would make any of us proud. We are setting records for credit card debt, we are under saved and thus under prepared for an emergency and job losses in older workers increase the chances of heart attacks and strokes (see above).

Cam Edwards | June 28, 2006

A remarkable thing happened at the United Nations yesterday. We, the United States, told the world "no."

Tue, Jun 27, 2006

John McCaslin | June 27, 2006

Washington political pollster Frank Luntz, who in an earlier private memo told Congress that Americans are not only ready for an overhaul of illegal alien policy, "they are demanding it," is now warning members that the competing House and Senate solutions must contain one consensus: "No amnesty."

Rich Lowry | June 27, 2006

Who made Bill Keller, the executive editor of The New York Times, the nation's classification czar?

David Limbaugh | June 27, 2006

Would the New York Times pubish our nuclear launch codes if it acquired access to them because it "may be a matter of public interest"?

Cal Thomas | June 27, 2006

Emulating the "listening tour" of Hillary Clinton when she first ran for the Senate, the newly minted anchor of the "CBS Evening News," Katie Couric, will soon embark on a listening tour of her own. Executive Producer Rome Hartman says, "It's an attempt to hear from regular folks on a whole broad range of things that help us make decisions on how we can better serve our viewers."

Dennis Prager | June 27, 2006

When you hear the words "oppression," "genocide," "racism," or even "torture" or "rape," do you immediately recoil as you always did? I don't. While I hate those evils as much as ever, I no longer assume the term always describes the reality.

Pat Buchanan | June 27, 2006

The Democratic Party, having voted to begin redeployment of U.S. forces out of Iraq, has taken its stand: end U.S. involvement, now or soon. If Bush, too, has decided to depart, America had best prepare for the strategic consequences abroad and the political consequences at home of another lost war for the United States.

Frank Gaffney | June 27, 2006

When the history of this era is written, it will be clearer than it is now what steps made a difference in the course of the present, global conflict -- the War for the Free World.

Bill Bennett | June 27, 2006

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

Maggie Gallagher | June 27, 2006

President Bush called the leaking and publishing of information on a top secret program to locate terrorists by sifting through bank data "disgraceful."

Bruce Bartlett | June 27, 2006

From what I read on the blogs these days, most Democrats believe that their party's single biggest problem is that it is not tough enough. Their solution is to be ever more shrill and hysterical in attacking Republicans. As a Republican, I think this is wonderful. It just makes Democrats look like kooks, and forces moderates to vote Republican.

James J. Kilpatrick | June 27, 2006

In an unsigned opinion, the court directed the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia to take a second look at the case of Denver A. Youngblood Jr. Three years ago a jury convicted him of sexual assault. Several months after his trial ended with a sentence of 26 years in prison, it became evident that the state had withheld significant evidence in his favor. Under what is known as the Brady Rule he moved to set aside the verdict.

Cam Edwards | June 27, 2006

They’ve gathered in New York City, the best and brightest minds in the global gun ban movement.

William F. Buckley | June 27, 2006

The marriage of Buffett and Gates was a truly exhilarating event, even though it leaves the world hanging on the question whether there will be offspring remotely tall enough to do their parents proud.

Paul Weyrich | June 27, 2006

I have not always been in lock step with the George W. Bush Administration foreign policy. However, two trips the President took this year were necessary corrections to black periods in recent American history.

Mon, Jun 26, 2006

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | June 26, 2006

Haditha had everything to do with the war in Iraq being a counterinsurgency. And every student of military science understands the ugly nature of insurgencies; where insurgents are un-uniformed, unconventional fighters who move freely throughout the community during the day, and become bushwhackers at night.

Robert Novak | June 26, 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.

Diana West | June 26, 2006

The question is, did, for example, bombing Dresden to defeat Hitler or, in the Pacific War, dropping two nuclear bombs to force Japan to stop fighting, make the Allies into barbarians?

Burt Prelutsky | June 26, 2006

On my resume, it mentions that I wrote a humor column for the L.A. Times. Some people assume that I still do. They are mistaken.

Michael Barone | June 26, 2006

No, the "they" I'm referring to are the editors of The New York Times. And do they hate us? Well, that may be stretching it. But at the least they have gotten into the habit of acting in reckless disregard of our safety.

Star Parker | June 26, 2006

Now that the Voting Rights Act renewal has been temporarily derailed in the House of Representatives, it's worth taking a moment to consider the baggage that this act has taken on over the years and what it has become today.

Mike Adams | June 26, 2006

First of all, I want to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to drive almost 150 miles to meet with Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo in order to discuss anti-Christian bigotry at UNC-Wilmington. I’m just sorry Chancellor DePaolo didn’t show up for the face-to-face meeting you had been promised.

Caroline Glick | June 26, 2006

As is its habit, the Israeli media missed this week's big story.

Suzanne Fields | June 26, 2006

Privacy ain't what it used to be.

Paul Greenberg | June 26, 2006

If things have to get worse in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before they get better, then things must be about to get much better because they’re definitely getting much worse.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 26, 2006

Despite the consistent failure of all guest-worker plans (e.g., France), Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., is peddling a new plan to import foreign workers who really are guests and really do go home.

Robert Novak | June 26, 2006

t the Colombian National Police (CNP) base here last Wednesday morning, a small air fleet took off. Hours earlier, a Fairchild Metroliner intelligence plane scouted poppy fields in the jungles 40 miles northward. Now, several well-armed Huey helicopters embarked. They were followed by three Turbo fixed-wing aircraft, spraying fields to eradicate plants producing narcotics destined for U.S. and European users. Taking off last to complete the day's operation was a Blackhawk helicopter, fulfilling "search and rescue" requirements.

Paul Weyrich | June 26, 2006

Ever since William J. Clinton left office and George W. Bush became President Republicans never met a spending program with which they disagreed.

John Ostrowski | June 26, 2006

The latest trend in society is to lay all blame on inanimate and objectively neutral things. For instance, Morgan Spurlock’s propaganda fest Super-Size Me and the lawsuits against fast-food companies are indicative of the national trend shirking the traditional concept of personal responsibility for the easier and less responsible notion that personal problems are undoubtedly society’s problem and therefore the burden for solving them should fall on society. Another example of this epidemic of stupidity would be lawsuits against gun manufacturers.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | June 26, 2006

One of the rituals of buying a house or refinancing a mortgage is signing a stack of paperwork. The time it takes to slog through these documents can seem interminable, but can you imagine how time-consuming the process would be if you actually read the stuff you were signing?

John Leo | June 26, 2006

The South was once famous for "massive resistance." Now officeholders and civic leaders of the North and West are in the game too, this time to push "diversity" programs in defiance of the law.

Armstrong Williams | June 26, 2006

Last month Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein teamed up to ban cell phones from New York public schools. As expected, uproar ensued.

Jack Kemp | June 26, 2006

One year ago the Supreme Court decided the Kelo case, upholding a controversial use of eminent domain. Kelo has precipitated a widespread and healthy debate across the country about when and how this important but intrusive government power should be used.

Roger Schlesinger | June 26, 2006

I am getting a lot of emails at from graduates and graduates to be about purchasing their first home. These are mainly college and graduate school students who yearn to get out into the real world and experience everything they can, including the American Dream: home ownership.

Larry Kudlow | June 26, 2006

Prince Turki can threaten $200 oil all he wants, but we may instead be looking at a downward correction that will have oil prices dropping more than anyone imagines possible.

Mary Katharine Ham | June 26, 2006

Starting today, this girl is going offline for a whole week. A week. It’s a milestone. The last time I was similarly untethered by any number of wireless devices was way back in 2004.

Sun, Jun 25, 2006

Debra J. Saunders | June 25, 2006

Polls show that some three out of four Americans support allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana for patients who need it.

Paul Jacob | June 25, 2006

When the felonious Duke — that is, Duke Cunningham, former U.S. Rep from California's 50th District — left office last December, we had every reason to hope for something better, someone at least a little less criminal. We even had hopes for honesty!

Kevin McCullough | June 25, 2006

By now much of the nation has finally heard the truth; George Bush never lied about weapons of mass destruction.

George Will | June 25, 2006

Confined to her bed in Atlanta by a broken ankle and arthritis, her husband gave her a stack of blank paper and said, ``Write a book.'' Did she ever.

James J. Kilpatrick | June 25, 2006

Her motion will be granted. The court ordinarily confines its jurisdiction to written offenses against the English language, but will make exceptions today. The trouble with the detestable "frankly" is that someone who purports to be speaking frankly almost always isn't. On the contrary, an introductory "frankly" usually signals the beginning of dissimulation.