Sat, Aug 12, 2006

Doug Giles | August 12, 2006

Lust is the last vice on the Se7en Deadly Sins list.

Cal Thomas | August 12, 2006

In one of the clearest statements made in a sometimes anonymous war on terrorism, President Bush said Thursday about the alleged attempt to hijack multiple flights from Britain to the United States:

Rich Tucker | August 12, 2006

Attention, parents: You’d better not take your children shopping this summer. Or, if you’re in Indiana, allow them to watch TV. The first activity is too dangerous, the second too disturbing.

Robert Novak | August 12, 2006

Old-line Connecticut Democrats who backed insurgent candidate Ned Lamont against Sen. Joseph Lieberman were appalled to see their candidate flanked at his Tuesday night primary election celebration in Meriden, Conn., by two contentious African-American political activists from out of state.

Larry Kudlow | August 12, 2006

The great American consumer has been written off so many times in the last couple of years, just like the rest of the economy. But he/she is alive and kicking. Another great story never told.

Douglas MacKinnon | August 12, 2006

One second we are talking about the Lieberman primary loss in Connecticut and the very next, the all-but-carried-out plan by al-Qaida to blow up multiple passenger jets over the Atlantic Ocean. What is the lesson in such a drastic change of subject from the innocuous to the terrifying?

William F. Buckley | August 12, 2006

It's no wonder that so much time is being given to the Democratic primary in Connecticut, and that so many voices are being heard.

Pat Buchanan | August 12, 2006

After the arrest of 24 men and women in the plot to blow up 10 airliners on flights from the British Isles to the United States, we may be fortunate that the terror they envisioned was so apocalyptic.

Fri, Aug 11, 2006

Bill Bennett | August 11, 2006

If Jews are the canaries in the coalmine of how a civilization, state, or country will treat religious or ethnic minorities, what is Israel — the only democratic state in the Middle East, and the only Jewish state in the world? For several years now, I have been asking the question: Will our culture and the international community allow us to fight the war we need to fight to prevail? An interim answer to that question is now playing out for Israel, our international canary in the darkest of mines.

Rich Galen | August 11, 2006

British police and MI-5 "thwarted" [a word which has not been used in conversation for the past 150 years until today] a plot to blow up between six and ten US airliners while they were crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Heathrow to JFK or Dulles or LAX.

Jonah Goldberg | August 11, 2006

There was hype in the air as it became clear that Sen. Joe Lieberman’s fortunes were turning southward in his primary battle against millionaire vanity candidate — and now Democratic nominee — Ned Lamont.

Jonathan Garthwaite | August 11, 2006

Children in their teens are naturally curious, but a little curiosity about the birds and the bees taken to the world of the Internet might turn into a lesson you don't want them learning.

Thomas Sowell | August 11, 2006

Often we hear that "all the experts agree" that A is better than B or that "studies prove" A to be better than B. But one of the reasons for this can be that only people who favor A over B are likely to get the money to conduct studies or be given access to the data needed for a study.

Brent Bozell | August 11, 2006

It is certainly true that a picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to news photographs, and it's especially true of news photographs from war zones.

Oliver North | August 11, 2006

On Wednesday, Aug. 9, when Israel finally launched a major ground operation into Lebanon aimed at crushing Hezbollah terrorists, there was a collective gasp from the striped-pants set at U.N. Headquarters in New York.

Debra J. Saunders | August 11, 2006

The state Senate already has voted 25 to 14 to create a special exemption in state law that would reduce the mandatory 30-day impoundment of cars driven by unlicensed drivers, so that offenders who have never had a valid license can get their cars back after 24 hours.

Paul Greenberg | August 11, 2006

What's going on behind the ever-shifting scenes in the Mideast? The only thing clear at this confused point is that it's awfully crowded back there.

Kathleen Parker | August 11, 2006

Forget the war in Iraq, the war on terror, or any other war against which Connecticut citizens are said to have voted by defeating Joe Lieberman and nominating Ned Lamont for the U.S. Senate.

Charles Krauthammer | August 11, 2006

With the defeat of Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary in Connecticut, anti-war forces are poised for a takeover of the Democratic Party. Tuesday's exhilarating victory, and the elan and electoral legitimacy gained, may carry the newly energized Democratic left to considerable success in November.

Burt Prelutsky | August 11, 2006

I tried to ignore the contretemps over Mel Gibson’s run-in with the law, but it was like trying to ignore the elephant in the living room.

David Limbaugh | August 11, 2006

More noteworthy than Ned Lamont's defeat of Joseph Lieberman is the loony left's and Democratic leadership's puffed-up reaction to it.

Lorie Byrd | August 11, 2006

For the better part of the past couple of years most pundits have been predicting huge gains for Democratic candidates in the 2006 elections.

Mike Gallagher | August 11, 2006

I had a really weird reaction to the news that British authorities thwarted a massive terror attack on scores of American and British passenger airliners this week.

Melanie Phillips | August 11, 2006

Having allowed the country to turn into a global hub of the Islamic jihad without apparently giving it a second thought, the British establishment is still failing even now.

Thu, Aug 10, 2006

Michael Zak | August 10, 2006

Forgetting the Grand Old Party’s heritage of civil rights achievement is what costs Republicans the political initiative.

Matt Towery | August 10, 2006

McKinney lost handily. Beyond that, her final hours before eventually conceding defeat made for the most underreported and bizarre story of a political exit I've ever seen in my years of participating in or analyzing political races around the country.

Ross Mackenzie | August 10, 2006

Lieberman is for all intents the party’s last nationally known moderate — and if not the last, then certainly its most visible and symbolic one.

John McCaslin | August 10, 2006

“We’d love to have her go,” United Service Organizations spokesman John Hanson tells The Beltway Beat, referring to 20-year-old actress Lindsay Lohan, who says she wants to go to Iraq to entertain U.S. troops in the mold of Marilyn Monroe a half-century ago.

Ann Coulter | August 10, 2006

I suppose we'll have to wait yet another election cycle for all those "Scoop Jackson Democrats" to come roaring back in and give us a Democratic Party that does not consistently root against America.

Roger Schlesinger | August 10, 2006

When I was a young man with a young and growing family, I had dug a hole financially that had me so far down I felt that if I could ever get even that would be Nirvana.

Peter Wehner | August 10, 2006

Once in a while, we are provided with a clarifying moment in the jumble of news we have to sort through on a daily basis. This morning, we had one.

Thomas Sowell | August 10, 2006

My late mentor, Nobel Prize-winning economist George Stigler, used to say that it could be very instructive to spend a few hours in a library checking up on studies that had been cited. When I began doing that, I found it not only instructive but disillusioning.

Larry Elder | August 10, 2006

Assume, for the sake of argument, that Mel Gibson's drunken anti-Semitic tirade makes him an unrequited, unrepentant Jew-hater.

Jonah Goldberg | August 10, 2006

In fall 2001, then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon delivered an impassioned and, some believed, ill-considered speech aimed at America. "In 1938, enlightened Europe sacrificed Czechoslovakia for the sake of a temporary, convenient solution," Sharon said. "Don't try to appease the Arabs at our expense. ... Israel will not be Czechoslovakia. Israel will fight terrorism."

Cal Thomas | August 10, 2006

The narrow primary defeat of veteran senator Joe Lieberman in Connecticut's Democratic primary is more than a loss for one man. It is a loss for his party and for the country. It completes the capture of the Democratic Party by its Taliban wing.

Suzanne Fields | August 10, 2006

The movie is about real life, an event not quite five years old. It's a contemporary docudrama based on what happened to two Port Authority cops (played by Nicholas Cage and Michael Pena) trapped under debris at Ground Zero, who can't move in the stone and steel trappings that lock their bodies under the earth in an inferno.

Robert Novak | August 10, 2006

Hillary Clinton's confrontation with Donald Rumsfeld at the Senate Armed Services Committee last week lasted only 12 minutes but offered a glimpse of the 2008 Democratic presidential front-runner's style. A tense Sen. Clinton seemed mechanical, reading a five-minute indictment of the secretary of defense. His six and one-half minute impromptu response was far more animated.

Marvin Olasky | August 10, 2006

The devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina last August will be documented once again in anniversary TV specials later this month.

Paul Weyrich | August 10, 2006

I had such high hope for the 109th Congress. A Republican President had been re-elected with an outright majority of the popular vote. Republicans increased their margins by four in each body of the Congress. Yet unless there are some spectacular moves in that final month the 109th Congress will go down in history as one of the least productive.

Joel Mowbray | August 10, 2006

Hiding behind potted plants, Naveed Haq laid in wait for a 14-year-old girl he could use as a hostage.

Alan Reynolds | August 10, 2006

The Fed's critics make it sound as though the past three months have revealed an enormous spike in "core" inflation.

Emmett Tyrrell | August 10, 2006

It seems to me that the Islamofascists of Hezbollah have made a parlous mistake.

Tim Chapman | August 10, 2006

Six years ago Joe Lieberman was the darling of the Democratic Party.

Wed, Aug 09, 2006

Ed Feulner | August 09, 2006

Politics, it's said, is the art of the possible. Small wonder, then, that most politicians leave such small footprints.

Pat Buchanan | August 09, 2006

"Joe, why are you doing this?" That is a question Joe Lieberman will hear again and again from old friends, as he mounts his "independent" campaign for the Senate seat his own party voted on Tuesday to take away from him.

Michael Medved | August 09, 2006

Many of the bitter controversies in every corner of the globe inevitably raise the same ancient question: why does the world hate the Jews?

Michael Medved | August 09, 2006

Many of the bitter controversies in every corner of the globe inevitably raise the same ancient question: why does the world hate the Jews?

Michael Medved | August 09, 2006

Many of the bitter controversies in every corner of the globe inevitably raise the same ancient question: why does the world hate the Jews?

Austin Bay | August 09, 2006

July 2006 may prove to be a signal, era-shaping month in 21st-century history. Sensationalists, fear mongers, defeatists and terrorists prefer predictions of catastrophe and disaster.

Rusty Shackleford | August 09, 2006

This weekend was not a good one for Reuters.

Thomas Sowell | August 09, 2006

Whenever I hear the phrase "studies prove" this or that, it makes me think back to the beginning of my career as an economist at the Labor Department in Washington.

Michelle Malkin | August 09, 2006

"What's the big deal over a little faked smoke?" That seems to be the prevailing attitude among media pooh-bahs irked by bloggers who exposed the crude Photoshoppery of a Reuters photographer over the weekend.

John Stossel | August 09, 2006

Imagine if an evil business routinely deprived us of products that would help us live longer with less pain and more comfort.

Walter E. Williams | August 09, 2006

There are decent people, without a selfish hidden agenda, who support increases in minimum wages as a means to help low-skilled workers, and there are other decent people, with the identical goal, who strongly oppose increases in the minimum wage.

Brent Bozell | August 09, 2006

The early betting is that Gibson's anti-Semitic remarks will not hurt his career.

Tony Blankley | August 09, 2006

David Brooks devoted his entire Sunday New York Times column to a truncated verbatim text of an interview he had on background with a Bush Administration "policy maker" on our Middle East foreign policy.

Ben Shapiro | August 09, 2006

I understand why you report as you do in both the Israel-Hezbollah conflict and the larger war on terror.

Terry Jeffrey | August 09, 2006

An old, monotonous song celebrates drinking 99 bottles of beer. But officials at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy did better than that.

Linda Chavez | August 09, 2006

It's hard to imagine that there might be any shock value left in what one might do to the human body.

Paul Greenberg | August 09, 2006

Other presidents of the United States would on occasion attach statements to their signatures when signing a bill into law; this one has made it a regular habit.

Jacob Sullum | August 09, 2006

Brownback says assisting suicide is not, properly speaking, a medical function, and I agree.

Kathleen Parker | August 09, 2006

The blogosphere has been buzzing the past several days about doctored photographs, faked footage and even the possibility that Qana was manipulated, if not orchestrated, by Hezbollah.

Rebecca Hagelin | August 09, 2006

As I travel the country speaking to civic, religious and education organizations about how to protect today’s youth in a culture gone crazy, it’s obvious that the problem isn’t parental worry -- it’s parental ignorance and inaction.

Michael Fumento | August 09, 2006

Depression saps the life from you, so thoroughly destroying hope and happiness that you can’t even imagine why somebody else might smile or laugh.

Tue, Aug 08, 2006

Maggie Gallagher | August 08, 2006

Underneath the highest echelons, there is growing evidence that men, as a gender, are not doing so well.

William F. Buckley | August 08, 2006

I have many times quoted, in my years at bat, the wry judgment of the Viennese critic: "The trouble with socialism is socialism. The trouble with capitalism is capitalists."

Roger Schlesinger | August 08, 2006

I get hundreds of emails from borrowers telling me of their financial condition.

Rich Lowry | August 08, 2006

The days when an Andrew Jackson would exchange insults with an adversary in the buildup to a duel are forever gone.

Thomas Sowell | August 08, 2006

It was a common political move when Chicago's city council voted recently to impose a $10 an hour minimum wage on big-box retailers.

David Limbaugh | August 08, 2006

While liberals are licking their chops in anticipation of the demise of conservatism, Democrats are proving they are incapable of capitalizing on any electoral difficulties Republicans might encounter in November.

Cal Thomas | August 08, 2006

Opponents of President Bush and his Iraq policy have jumped on a comment last week by Gen. John Abizaid, commander, U.S. Central Command, before the Senate Armed Services Committee:

Dennis Prager | August 08, 2006

The real question is: Why? Why has the shooting and murder of Jews elicited less angst from the Left than the anti-Semitic statements made by Mel Gibson when drunk?

Debra J. Saunders | August 08, 2006

O Brave New World that has such Petri dishes in it. Prospective parents can pick the sperm and the eggs to produce their designer babies.

Phyllis Schlafly | August 08, 2006

Even though public schools stopped teaching geography a couple of decades ago, most Americans (especially residents of the Show Me State) are surprised to learn that Kansas City (where the only waves are "amber waves of grain") is a port. We are also surprised, and shocked, to discover that Mexico will be running its own inspection facility there.

Rich Galen | August 08, 2006

US Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, has his job as the result of a "recess appointment" made by President George W. Bush on August 1, 2005.

Burt Prelutsky | August 08, 2006

I tried to ignore the contretemps over Mel Gibson’s run-in with the law, but it was like trying to ignore the elephant in the living room.

Bruce Bartlett | August 08, 2006

August 13 marks an important anniversary in American economic history. Twenty-five years ago that day, Ronald Reagan signed into law the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981.

Jack Kemp | August 08, 2006

Twenty-five years ago, on Aug. 13, 1981, President Reagan signed what was called the largest tax cut in U.S. history.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | August 08, 2006

An elderly woman in my community learned not too long ago that she needed dentures. She had enough money to pay for the new teeth, but she discovered that her funds, while technically hers, couldn't be touched.

Paul Weyrich | August 08, 2006

In 1972 I was introduced to a young man from Indiana who had been brought to Washington to become Executive Director of the American Conservative Union (ACU). I found Larry Pratt to be a man of character and principle, and one with whom it was easy to work. We got along very well. Indeed many people confused him with me and vice versa.

Pat Buchanan | August 08, 2006

As we approach the fifth anniversary of 9/11, we, too, can see the shape of things to come.

Mon, Aug 07, 2006

Bill Murchison | August 07, 2006

To remember when there was no Fidel Castro blowing cigar smoke and abuse our way, one has to remember nickel soft drinks, Mamie Eisenhower and the words to "Two Silhouettes on the Shade."

Phyllis Schlafly | August 07, 2006

Grass-roots Americans of all parties and economic classes rose up out of their political apathy a few months ago and forced President George W. Bush to reverse his administration's decision to allow a Middle East government to own America's major ports.

Burt Prelutsky | August 07, 2006

Pat Buchanan, not satisfied merely looking like a Herblock depiction of a bigot, a man who never allows an opportunity to slam Israel slip through his fingers, has been on a rampage because Israel has finally gone after the murderous thugs and sadists of Hezbollah.

Star Parker | August 07, 2006

You might say that Mel Gibson has had a Trent Lott moment.

Mary Katharine Ham | August 07, 2006

This Tuesday, in the midst of the August doldrums, there’s a wind picking up in Connecticut, Georgia, and Michigan in primary elections.

Michael Barone | August 07, 2006

All this month, members of Congress will be holding hearings around the country on immigration.

Suzanne Fields | August 07, 2006

Where is Winston Churchill now that we need him?

Paul Greenberg | August 07, 2006

You don't have to be told these are sad times for political commentary. H.L. Mencken and Murray Kempton, who are still worth reading after all these years, are not only gone but as forgotten as the Cold War. Michael Kelly was killed in Iraq. And there'll never be another George Orwell, despite all the pretenders to the title.

Robert Novak | August 07, 2006

Reports of Israeli air attacks on Qana in Lebanon, killing at least 28 people including 19 children July 30, threatened Israel with a American public relations calamity.

John Leo | August 07, 2006

Remember when the city of Berkeley, Calif., declared itself a "nuclear-free zone" Cynics snickered, but the plain fact is that no nuclear weapon has gone off in the city since that day. So the policy seems to be working.

Mike Adams | August 07, 2006

The other day, I was looking for a Merle Haggard CD in the local Wal-Mart. I didn’t find the CD, but I did witness a scene that speaks volumes about how Israel should handle the threat of Hezbollah in the Middle East.

Jennifer Roback Morse | August 07, 2006

Social Security is often described as the Third Rail of Politics. You touch it, you die of electric shock and exit the political stage in a hearse.

Doug Wilson | August 07, 2006

America is facing the biggest battle of her life in the next three decades. No, I’m not talking about Islamic terrorism; I’m talking about global competition.

Chuck Colson | August 07, 2006

The headline was positively gleeful. On the website of the left-wing group DefCon this week, we read: “Science Wins the Day in Kansas.”

James J. Kilpatrick | August 07, 2006

Ah, the subjunctive mood! Editors have been writing its obituary for the past 400 years.

Sun, Aug 06, 2006

Kevin McCullough | August 06, 2006

Liberals love pedophiles, because they must do so to keep their own belief system intact.