Sun, Oct 01, 2006

Kevin McCullough | October 01, 2006

Evidently Vanderbilt University's idea of a fair and balanced remembrance of September 11 is to invite nine liberal socialists to bash America for two hours and send everybody home holding their head in shame at being in fact - Americans.

Sat, Sep 30, 2006

Burt Prelutsky | September 30, 2006

As a general rule, I try to make allowances for human failings. That’s because, more often than not, they do no lasting harm. On top of which, they’re usually pretty darn funny.

Wayne Winegarden | September 30, 2006

The Corporate Social Responsibility movement obscures basic economic principles by redefining the meaning of a private transaction. Should this redefinition be successful, our economic growth and vitality will suffer.

Rich Tucker | September 30, 2006

You might not notice if one mosquito bites you. But if a bunch of mosquitoes all bite in the same place, you’ll get a big itchy lump. Reporters are like that.

Brent Bozell | September 30, 2006

Students of history know that over the millennia, great civilizations crumbled not from without, but from within.

Diana West | September 30, 2006

The experts tell us militant Islamic fundamentalists, or "Islamists," represent a narrow, if murderous, fringe. They number no more than 10, maybe 15, percent of all Muslims. That estimate works out to somewhere between 100 million and 150 million people. Which is a lot of murderous fringe.

Kathryn Lopez | September 30, 2006

When Kofi Annan steps down as U.N. secretary-general later this year, Tony Blair should replace him.

Robert Novak | September 30, 2006

In a letter seeking $35 to $50 contributions to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Clinton charged that Republicans in Congress "exploit wedge issues that divide America, foster fear and promote insecurity." He concluded: "The right-wing will be coming after our candidates a lot harder than they've been coming after me."

Larry Kudlow | September 30, 2006

As the November elections draw near, the triumph of fact over Democratic-propelled fantasy is becoming all the more evident.

Doug Giles | September 30, 2006

If your daughter is doing extra work on soft porn music videos, or posting sex pics on mySpace.com, or bearing it all for a Girls Gone Wild DVD, or inflating their chests to ocean buoy size proportions to appeal to the most appalling, pusillanimous pigs on the planet, then you have clearly not done your job as a father.

Fri, Sep 29, 2006

William F. Buckley | September 29, 2006

The categorical opponents of the detainee bill should spend an unhappy hour reading the new book by Mary Habeck.

Roger Schlesinger | September 29, 2006

Boy do I wish I could start this life's journey all over since I am finally beginning to understand.

Jonathan Garthwaite | September 29, 2006

Don’t worry. Paris Hilton hasn’t been made Headlines Editor at Townhall.com, and no, we’re not launching a swimsuit edition. Instead...

Cliff May | September 29, 2006

An essential American institution is in crisis but the story is not being covered by the mainstream media. That's because the institution in crisis is the mainstream media which appears incapable of self-examination, much less self-criticism.

Robert Knight | September 29, 2006

Facing the Giants opens this Friday in 441 theaters, and it’s safe to say that the expected crowds won’t be drawn there because of the independent film’s high production values.

Chuck Colson | September 29, 2006

The leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran prays for the end of the world at the UN, and the media is... silent. Does anyone understand the dangers facing the West?

Mike Gallagher | September 29, 2006

Do you remember the illegal immigrant from Mexico who was driving a bus that burst into flames and killed 23 nursing home patients who were evacuating Hurricane Rita last year in Houston?

Lorie Byrd | September 29, 2006

Prompted by Condoleeza Rice’s reponse to Bill Clinton’s theatrical production on Fox News Sunday over the weekend, Hillary Clinton came out Tuesday in defense of her husband’s record on terrorism in an effort to establish Democrats’ credibility on the issue.

Jonah Goldberg | September 29, 2006

Of course the war in Iraq has made us less safe, and I didn't need the National Intelligence Estimate to tell me so. Who could possibly deny that Iraq has become, in the words of the NIE, a "cause celebre" for jihadists?

Mona Charen | September 29, 2006

Do you allow your pre-teen daughters to wear T-shirts with suggestive messages? Well, plenty of parents do.

Oliver North | September 29, 2006

Over the course of the past week there is hardly a talk show in America that hasn't run the tape of the Clinton tirade and then proffered instant analysis of the former president's performance.

Pat Buchanan | September 29, 2006

In July, our trade deficit hit yet another all-time record, $68 billion, an annual rate of $816 billion. Imports surged to $188 billion for the month, as our dependency on foreigners for the vital necessities of our national life ever deepens.

Donald Lambro | September 29, 2006

Former President Clinton's angry, finger-pointing attempt to defend and revise his abysmal pre-9/11 record on terrorism is coming under increasing scrutiny.

Kathleen Parker | September 29, 2006

Rick Santorum can't seem to win for losing, no matter what he does.

William F. Buckley | September 29, 2006

The question most frequently asked in Connecticut of right-wing voters is: Whom do you intend to vote for on Nov. 7? There are only two patriotic answers to that, but hang on as the drama unfolds.

David Limbaugh | September 29, 2006

The New York Times has again selectively leaked sensitive national security information, this time cherry picking an April National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) report to support the left's template that our attack on Iraq has spawned more terrorism. In response, President Bush declassified other portions of the report to complete the picture.

Rebecca Hagelin | September 29, 2006

Our modern culture is marked by a rejection of truth. From charismatic professors who scoff at a biblical worldview to entertainment media that treat the idea of traditional morality as a joke, it seems the only “truth” commonly held is that there is none.

Thu, Sep 28, 2006

Ross Mackenzie | September 28, 2006

So, hitting the pause button for the 154th time in 43 years — there, in the river that is effectively a moat, making the swim to the cabin beyond — I pondered global cooling: It just might be getting worse.

Ed Feulner | September 28, 2006

Japan has reason to celebrate these days. Several weeks ago a baby named Hisahito was born -- the first male heir to the “Chrysanthemum throne” in four decades.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 28, 2006

If Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) were still in his former occupation, he could well be sued by his 54 fellow Republicans, 99 senators, and the American people at large for malpractice.

Hugh Hewitt | September 28, 2006

As Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower makes clear, the Sudanese government offered bin Laden to the United States in 1996, but the Clinton Administration would not take him. I asked Wright what happened.

Jerry Newberry | September 28, 2006

It's very clear that Tomlinson cares deeply for "his" people. But he's no pushover.

Larry Elder | September 28, 2006

Here's the question. Where were the neo-defenders of Bush when Democrats repeatedly, and viciously, said virtually the same thing as did Chavez? Let's go to the videotape . . .

Suzanne Fields | September 28, 2006

If not necessarily a saving grace, humor acts as a palliative to tragedy. Jews have certainly needed it through the centuries.

Debra J. Saunders | September 28, 2006

Try this multiple-choice question: Who suffers when college students don't much know about their government?

Matt Towery | September 28, 2006

Drudge voiced my own belief that Clinton knew darn well the question was coming and that everyone involved in that show got just what they were looking for.

Donald Lambro | September 28, 2006

Even the most partisan Democrats have said all year they expected their 6- to 10-point advantage over the Republicans in the party-preference polls to tighten as Election Day neared.

Marvin Olasky | September 28, 2006

Henry Ward Beecher, Upton Sinclair, Herbert Matthews: One a late 19th century pastor and orator, the second an early 20th century best-selling novelist, the third a hugely influential mid-20th century journalist. What did they have in common?

George Will | September 28, 2006

Unalloyed good news is rare, so rejoice: The foremost achievement of the political speech regulators -- aka campaign finance ``reformers'' -- is collapsing. Taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns, which was in parlous condition in 2004, will die in 2008.

Robert Novak | September 28, 2006

Colombia, under Uribe's leadership, is the most reliable U.S. ally on a South American continent filled with hostile leftist demagogues. A National Security Council staff preoccupied with Iraq and Afghanistan has handed Colombia over to the State Department, where diplomats take the position that the Army and CNP are rival government agencies not different in quality.

James J. Kilpatrick | September 28, 2006

The questionnaires are of interest. Most of the 79 questions dealt with violence; 10 dealt with sex.

Roger Schlesinger | September 28, 2006

Advertising is my avocation and therefore I am very attentive to almost all advertising. Too many words are heard on the air that in my opinion haven't any meaning and simply desensitize our minds.

Douglas MacKinnon | September 28, 2006

Can we really win the war on terror? I am honestly starting to doubt we can.

Alan Reynolds | September 28, 2006

My own free advice is less ambitious, about such mundane matters as advertising, warranties, styling and rapid response to reported product flaws.

Wed, Sep 27, 2006

Ann Coulter | September 27, 2006

It's just like old times. Bill Clinton delivers an impassioned speech, and within 24 hours the Web is bristling with documentation, establishing that nearly every sentence was a lie.

Jonah Goldberg | September 27, 2006

When confronted with the assertion that the Soviet Union and the United States were moral equivalents, William F. Buckley responded that if one man pushes an old lady into an oncoming bus and another man pushes an old lady out of the way of a bus, we should not denounce them both as men who push old ladies around.

David Strom | September 27, 2006

Striking at the terrorists in Afghanistan and particularly in Iraq had not weakened the Islamic terror movement, but in fact strengthened and broadened it.

Cal Thomas | September 27, 2006

Democrats are playing a very dirty game - the political equivalent of a crack back block - in their attempt to smear Sen. George Allen, (R-Va.) and elect his Democratic opponent, James Webb.

Rich Galen | September 27, 2006

A Gold Star in the Sunday Morning News Program business is to be the topic of conversation on the MONDAY morning news programs. Using that as the benchmark, Chris Wallace's Fox Sunday show was a smash hit.

Anne Yasmine Rassam | September 27, 2006

Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan’s ruthless dictator, has been awarded a medal by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)--the same man that brutally slaughtered several hundred unarmed Uzbeks in Andijon last year.

Jerry Newberry | September 27, 2006

For the most part, our service people aren't exactly introverts.

Mike Adams | September 27, 2006

Just like individual racism - and institutional racism and subtle racism -unconscious racism really does exist. And my boss Rosemary DePaolo provides a good example of what it means to be an “unconscious racist.”

Michelle Malkin | September 27, 2006

Several years ago, I wrote a column praising a sweet and talented Welsh girl named Charlotte Church. Now, alas, the once-charming Charlotte is the new face of skankdom. And you won't believe what she's saying about the pope.

John Stossel | September 27, 2006

I keep reading that big business wants government off its back. But that's a myth. Here's the truth:

Walter E. Williams | September 27, 2006

Imagine an employer plans to hire 20 strong people to manually unload a ship. Fifty people show up for the job, and they all appear equal, except by sex. How might he select employees?

Brent Bozell | September 27, 2006

Pundits are pondering Bill Clinton's feverish attack on "Fox News Sunday," laying into Chris Wallace for alleged oh-so-clever smirking and pounding the host's leg with his pointy finger for emphasis.

Tony Blankley | September 27, 2006

With little reporting, and almost without media or governmental comment, the United States has suffered a substantial defeat in the war against radical Islam.

Ben Shapiro | September 27, 2006

Bill Clinton has always been a master of manipulation. Smooth. Articulate. Unflappable.

Terry Jeffrey | September 27, 2006

The San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has strangely shifting views on freedom of expression. It seems to depend on who expresses what.

Linda Chavez | September 27, 2006

Air travel quit being fun about the time snazzy Braniff Airlines went out of business, but it has become a nightmare as a result of the most recent security rules.

Paul Greenberg | September 27, 2006

Learned in the law as he was, Colonel Hamilton could not have foreseen this present Supreme Court, which has vastly complicated the work of both the country's military and its intelligence operatives.

Jacob Sullum | September 27, 2006

Maher Arar, a 36-year-old Canadian telecommunications engineer, is afraid of flying. He is worried not that the plane will crash, but that it will land in the United States.

Kathleen Parker | September 27, 2006

Republicans saw a guilty, purple-faced ex-president desperately trying to deflect attention from his administration's failings. Democrats saw an overdue smack down of a partisan hack by a brilliant statesmen fed up with slanderous disinformation.

William Rusher | September 27, 2006

The United Nations cannot be reformed, and cannot be ignored. But there is no reason why the United States must continue to dignify the antics that characterize it.

Paul Weyrich | September 27, 2006

If the next conservatism is to mean anything, it must give birth to a new conservative movement. Ideas on paper do not alone change history. They must be translated into action, and that takes either a movement or a coup.

Michael Medved | September 27, 2006

A new study from Nielsen Media Research simultaneously highlights some of this society’s most pressing and intractable problems—and some of our most striking opportunities.

Austin Bay | September 27, 2006

Last week in Kigali, Rwanda, survivors of the 1994 Rwanda genocide called on the United Nations and world leaders to act to end the continuing genocide in Sudan's western Darfur region.

Tue, Sep 26, 2006

Andrew Tallman | September 26, 2006

I was raised by a very loving, very open-minded, and very liberal mother. Although many of her beliefs did not replicate themselves in me, one vital life principle did: my mom taught me to always stand up for my beliefs.

Richard Mgrdechian | September 26, 2006

Let’s face it, when you get right down to it, all of liberalism is fueled by a singular strategy—a strategy which has been continually perfected and relentlessly executed over the past forty years. That strategy is to promote and exploit divisiveness.

Maggie Gallagher | September 26, 2006

Do mothers and fathers matter to children? When adult rights and desires clash with children's needs, how should the conflict be resolved?

William F. Buckley | September 26, 2006

Members of the voting public who have slogged their way through the difficulties of Virginia's Sen. George Allen in the past month have found it heavy going.

Roger Schlesinger | September 26, 2006

It is pretty obvious that most of us realize that the number one topic at a cocktail party is where you live and the type of house you have. We are comparing our bank against their bank.

David Keene | September 26, 2006

To maintain control of Congress this fall, Republicans will have to overcome the drag of history, an unpopular war, a president whose poll numbers have been in the tank most of the year and the smell of corruption emanating from a few bad apples in the GOP barrel.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 26, 2006

From behind the benign façade and the tranquilizing smile, the real Bill Clinton emerged Sunday during Chris Wallace’s interview on Fox News Channel.

Cal Thomas | September 26, 2006

Clinton apparently is coming out about this now because of the recently aired ABC film "The Path to 9/11," which portrayed him and his top aides as indecisive at best, and incompetent at worst...

Debra J. Saunders | September 26, 2006

The smirk is the new angry. Remember the '90s, which Dems spent putting down "angry white men?" Now the Dems are angry.

David Limbaugh | September 26, 2006

What other nation in history has obsessively investigated itself during time of war? When are we going to quit beating ourselves up and move down the road?

Chuck Colson | September 26, 2006

A new study shows that one of the greatest threats to our nation’s security is growing right here at home - in our nation’s prisons.

Thomas Sowell | September 26, 2006

This past week has told us more than we wanted to know about ourselves and about our enemies.

Dennis Prager | September 26, 2006

The attacks on Pope Benedict XVI may help shed new light on some of the motives for the attacks on Pius XII.

Pat Buchanan | September 26, 2006

Will President Bush effect the nuclear castration of Iran before he leaves office, or has he already excluded the war option?

Paul Weyrich | September 26, 2006

The Internal Revenue Service has notified pastors all over America that IRS will be monitoring the content of sermons. If there were anything political IRS would initiate action to withdraw any applicable tax-exemption.

Bruce Bartlett | September 26, 2006

Lately, there has been a big debate going on among Democrats about why workers aren't outraged by their economic condition, and therefore more hostile to Republican economic policies and more sympathetic to Democratic policies.

Bill Murchison | September 26, 2006

The great state of Texas' seegar-puffing poseur of a gubernatorial candidate, Kinky Friedman, is in trouble over a comedy skit from 25 ago years wherein the future candidate employed something commonly known as "the n-word."

Paul Weyrich | September 26, 2006

Republicans have been in a better mood in these waning days of the 109th Congress.

Mon, Sep 25, 2006

Rich Galen | September 25, 2006

The deal between Republican Senators John McCain (AZ), Lindsay Graham (SC) and John Warner (VA) and the White House on the issue of how much leeway investigators will have in their interrogation of suspected terrorist was a blow to Democrats.

Bill Bennett | September 25, 2006

Women liked Clay because he liked them. And he took them seriously. He was charming, soft-spoken, and reasonable. In an age of passionate intensity, Clay’s efforts to preserve the union—and peace—through reason and persuasion struck a responsive chord, especially with women.

Kathryn Lopez | September 25, 2006

Feminists, beware: Missouri may soon become the Clone-Me State. Rise up and stop it.

Phyllis Schlafly | September 25, 2006

It took parents 17 years to overturn the tragic 1989 curriculum mistake made by so-called education experts who demanded that schools abandon traditional mathematics in favor of unproven approaches.

Mike Adams | September 25, 2006

Every now and then I get letters from readers asking for a list of suggested readings. Each summer I run such a list in a column called “Summer Reading.” Today is the first installment in my new annual “Fall Reading” column.

Michael Barone | September 25, 2006

Demography is destiny. The framers of the Constitution recognized this when they mandated for the first time in history that a census be conducted at regular intervals, and that representation in the lower house of Congress be based on its results.

Suzanne Fields | September 25, 2006

Third-graders with television sets in their bedrooms perform significantly poorer on standardized tests

Debra J. Saunders | September 25, 2006

Limousine liberals, move over. You've been out-glammed by Lear Jet liberals who burn beaucoup fossil fuels in the sky as they soar across the globe fighting global warming.

Robert Novak | September 25, 2006

He is seen by President Bush's aides as a political opportunist. He sees himself choosing principle over expediency. But the real story may be the Bush administration's failure of governance.

Charles Krauthammer | September 25, 2006

Apart from its political irrelevance, it seems improbable in the extreme that the cowboy-boot-wearing football scion of Southern manner and speech should turn out to be, at least by origins, a son of Israel.

Mary Katharine Ham | September 25, 2006

Do you wonder what kind of story it takes to warm my cold, conservative heart? Well, wonder no longer.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | September 25, 2006

The violent reaction of a segment of the Muslim world to the words of Pope Benedict XVI’s speech last week is nothing but appalling.

Burt Prelutsky | September 25, 2006

Recently, I posted a piece “Jihad This!” in which I stated that the time for political correctness had long since passed and that, at least so far as I was concerned, America’s entire Muslim population was suspect.

Star Parker | September 25, 2006

You would think that even Rosie O'Donnell could grasp that there is indeed a difference between "radical Christianity" and "radical Islam."

Sun, Sep 24, 2006

Rich Lowry | September 24, 2006

When the amateur border guards, the Minutemen, first set up with their lawn chairs and binoculars at the U.S.-Mexico border and started talking about the need to build a fence, polite opinion scoffed.

George Will | September 24, 2006

A feisty 29-year-old white woman and a pugnacious 67-year-old black man are performing two services this autumn for Michigan and the nation.

Paul Jacob | September 24, 2006

On the last day of August, California's legislature and governor made a new law. Instead, they should have gone to the movies.

Kevin McCullough | September 24, 2006

Liberals are always cheering for the wrong people. Have you ever noticed?