Sat, Oct 07, 2006

Doug Giles | October 07, 2006

Hey, Dad—would you like to ensure that your daughter becomes an inept, stressed out, unconfident young woman who hates her body, gets easily depressed, has no self-esteem and who will probably have critical weight problems?

Roger Schlesinger | October 07, 2006

Before I begin this column I must admit that I was born without the car "gene".

Diana West | October 07, 2006

What may be most revolting about ex-Rep. Mark Foley is what shows through his debasing IM sex talk with teenage boys: the congressman's absolute lack of what was once known as restraint, inhibition, a sense of social taboo.

Donald Lambro | October 07, 2006

In the words of White House press secretary Tony Snow, it's "a mess" -- of the Republicans' own making.

Robert Novak | October 07, 2006

Disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley had two excellent job offers in the private sector this year when Rep. Tom Reynolds, National Republican Congressional Committee chairman, talked him into seeking a seventh term.

William F. Buckley | October 07, 2006

Peter Beinart, shining young light of The New Republic, scolded Democratic leaders in Congress recently for carrying on stupidly when Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq came to town.

Fri, Oct 06, 2006

Chris Stovall | October 06, 2006

What's a desperate marriage re-definer to do? Hand out 3-D glasses to the voters, and hope that Distraction, Distortion, and Disinformation will blur the issue.

Rich Galen | October 06, 2006

I am officially sick and tired of the Republican staffers, lobbyists and consultants in who have spent this week running in little circles, sobbing like a bunch of five-year-olds who just got off the class-trip school bus only to find out the pony is sick and there won't be any rides today.

Megan Basham | October 06, 2006

It has been a long time coming, but Leonardo DiCaprio is finally all grown up—cinematically speaking, that is.

Brent Bozell | October 06, 2006

Are television critics a menace to society? What do we do when our media tastemakers, the men and women entrusted to evaluate the artistic merit of Tinseltown offerings, exult in Hollywood's lack of taste?

Jonah Goldberg | October 06, 2006

The Democrats prayed for an October surprise, and like manna from heaven, a hypocritical, sexually disturbed Florida Republican dropped into their laps.

David Limbaugh | October 06, 2006

Do you remember how many times during the Clinton years Democrats told us everyone lies about sex and that Republicans were shamefully distracting the Clinton administration by harping on White House cover-ups about sex with an intern?

Mona Charen | October 06, 2006

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you cannot trust members of the United States Congress with your teenage children. And you cannot trust them with your money either.

Oliver North | October 06, 2006

On Nov. 5 -- just two days before our own mid-term congressional elections -- the people of Nicaragua will cast ballots for a new president.

Pat Buchanan | October 06, 2006

Like all such scandals, the matter of Mark Foley and his lurid valentines to congressional pages is instructive for what it reveals, and not just about Foley, but about his party, its leaders and us.

Paul Greenberg | October 06, 2006

But you don't go to the Billy Goat for the food. You go to pay your respects. You go because Mike Royko went there, and because it's so Chicago.

Charles Krauthammer | October 06, 2006

Lost between the Foley tsunami and the Woodward hurricane is the storm that began the great Republican collapse of 2006.

Kathleen Parker | October 06, 2006

As public relations campaigns go, proudly proclaiming ``We Had Abortions'' probably isn't going to win any Addy awards.

Tom Borelli | October 06, 2006

The Royal Society – the British equivalent of the National Academy of Sciences – recently admonished Exxon Mobil for supporting organizations that question the link between man-made greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.

Lorie Byrd | October 06, 2006

Not being debated, though, is what the status of the war in Iraq might be today if Democrat leaders and the media had conducted themselves differently.

Rebecca Hagelin | October 06, 2006

Bill O’Reilly has a message every American must understand: Our country is under attack -- from within.

Tim Chapman | October 06, 2006

If you believe most professional pundits, the Foley scandal has now sealed the GOP’s fate this fall and will lead to Democratic control of at least one (if not both) chambers of Congress. If that happens, many serious issues that deserve attention are likely to be ignored. One such issue is missile defense.

Burt Prelutsky | October 06, 2006

I just read “Why Men Never Remember and Women Never Forget,” by Marianne Legato. As the title cleverly suggests, it deals with many of the differences between the genders.

Mike Gallagher | October 06, 2006

I'm starting to think that if Jesus Himself came back to earth, there'd be no shortage of people around who would criticize his every move.

David Strom | October 06, 2006

"What did he know and when did he know it?" Those are the questions that seem to be on everyone’s lips when discussing the future of Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.

Thu, Oct 05, 2006

Jonathan Garthwaite | October 05, 2006

With only a month left before the election and so much at stake, I wanted to pass along an email we just sent out to our email subscribers.

Rich Tucker | October 05, 2006

Democrats may soon face a conundrum. If they succeed in recapturing the House of Representatives, their left-wing base is certain to push for impeachment. And if Bob Woodward is correct, maybe that base would be right to do so.

Victor Davis Hanson | October 05, 2006

When I wrote "Mexifornia" more than three years ago, much of the criticism came from the academic and open-borders left. The memoir was considered insensitive in our politically correct age for complaining that it was not wise or moral that millions were here illegally from Mexico.

Chuck Colson | October 05, 2006

While Mark Foley's outrageous harassment of congressional pages garners headlines, there's another Capitol Hill scandal every bit as disturbing. Yet no one says a thing.

Hugh Hewitt | October 05, 2006

While Foley's reprehensible behavior may have cost the GOP a safe seat, Demcoratic dirty tricks in response have shored up one for the GOP that the left had hoped to take away.

Ashley Herzog | October 05, 2006

Future women leaders of America beware: if you plan on a career in politics, don’t allow yourself to be photographed in a bikini.

Larry Elder | October 05, 2006

Let's play who's-the-racist-and-what-is-the-statute-of-limitations.

Cal Thomas | October 05, 2006

If terrorism has made us feel unsafe and insecure, the latest shootings in a one-room Amish school in Lancaster County, Pa., can only multiply our fears.

Suzanne Fields | October 05, 2006

Often television news feels like a three-ring circus as information unrelated to what's actually being talked about dances before our eyes.

Matt Towery | October 05, 2006

It could only make sense in this political season, when an eleventh-hour revelation of sexually explicit e-mails and text messages exchanged between a congressman and current or past pages in the U.S. House suddenly grabbed all the headlines.

Donald Lambro | October 05, 2006

Some Democratic strategists were a little less sanguine they could win back the House last week in the wake of much tighter voter-preference polls showing Republicans rallying behind their embattled party.

William F. Buckley | October 05, 2006

One may be in favor of all the corrective and punitive things that have been done and are in prospect of being done to former congressman Mark Foley.

Larry Kudlow | October 05, 2006

Not only has Speaker Denny Hastert thoroughly mishandled the Mark Foley incident, he has been an ineffective leader, one who has failed to communicate broad policy and philosophical goals for the House GOP.

Marvin Olasky | October 05, 2006

Many newspaper readers and voters did not know that their former representative in Congress is gay, because "The Post's policy is not to report about a politician's sexual orientation unless it is relevant to a news story."

Robert Novak | October 05, 2006

After it was learned that Rep. Mark Foley had dispatched an inappropriate e-mail message to a 16-year-old male former page, the House Republican leadership was still urging him to seek re-election from his Florida district

Emmett Tyrrell | October 05, 2006

Here I am in our nation's apple, or Big Apple as the phrase has it. Its air has recently been polluted by the foul oratory of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez.

George Will | October 05, 2006

To a Republican Party increasingly defined by the ascendancy of the religious right, the Foley episode is doubly deadly.

James J. Kilpatrick | October 05, 2006

Viewed in one way, the two union labor cases now awaiting argument in the Supreme Court are much ado about mighty little.

Ross Mackenzie | October 05, 2006

Quotations past and present regarding terror in the here-and-now....

Alan Reynolds | October 05, 2006

These must be trying times for those who have spent the past few months or years predicting economic disaster. Oil prices and interest rates have come way down, and stock prices have gone way up. And the election is only a month away.

Wed, Oct 04, 2006

Ann Coulter | October 04, 2006

At least liberals are finally exhibiting a moral compass about something. I am sure that they'd be equally outraged if Rep. Mark Foley were a Democrat.

Ed Feulner | October 04, 2006

If North Korea fired a long-range missile at the United States today -- like the one it test-fired this summer -- could we defend ourselves?

Lee S. Wishing, III | October 04, 2006

We don't know why the Paradise killer wanted to get revenge for something that happened 20 years ago, when he was in elementary school. But we do know this — insults are like murder, like death.

Rich Galen | October 04, 2006

For his part, Speaker Hastert has been a low-key but stalwart steward of the history, rules, and traditions of the House. Tom DeLay became the target of House Democrats in part because Hastert didn't give them any ammunition.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 04, 2006

In a curious way, the former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) scandal will be to the Republican congressional leadership what the Monica Lewinsky imbroglio was to the Clinton presidency.

Jerry Newberry | October 04, 2006

Nothing remained of the crowd of humanity that had been standing there just a few seconds before -- except a smoking crater, gouts of blood, body parts and pieces of shredded clothing.

Michael Medved | October 04, 2006

Why would a major corporation invest big money in a gratuitous insult of millions of potential customers who, according to the company’s own figures, represent a clear majority of the American public?

Michelle Malkin | October 04, 2006

Washington is embroiled in another sex scandal. A sure-bet win for the Republicans in Florida is now imperiled.

Walter E. Williams | October 04, 2006

My previous columns have attempted to reduce confusion by suggesting operational definitions of discrimination and prejudice.

Brent Bozell | October 04, 2006

On Monday morning, the network news shows were predicting excitedly that this could be a killer issue for Democrats.

Tony Blankley | October 04, 2006

I have known Denny for almost two decades. He is an exceedingly decent man and a hard worker for conservative Republican values and politics. But we cannot deny the fact that he had a sustained lapse of good judgment.

Ben Shapiro | October 04, 2006

On what moral basis do Democrats condemn Foley? They have no basis for moral outrage, since they have championed the destruction of traditional morality for decades.

Terry Jeffrey | October 04, 2006

Bob Woodward's "State of Denial" got scooped on what was presented on national TV as the book's most sensational revelation -- that enemy attacks in Iraq have been escalating.

Linda Chavez | October 04, 2006

The Republican leadership should be ashamed of itself. But pardon me if I don't get quite as exercised as some in the media have over the Republicans' inaction.

Paul Greenberg | October 04, 2006

It was wholly a pleasure to receive your reaction to a recent column of mine critical of the English Only types. The column's thesis: Societies that proclaim their mother tongue THE ONE AND ONLY OFFICIAL LANGUAGE are playing a futile and silly game, and in the end may only crimp the style of the language they're supposedly protecting.

Jacob Sullum | October 04, 2006

Under the Military Commissions Act recently approved by Congress, there are two ways the government can imprison a suspected terrorist for the rest of his life.

Maggie Gallagher | October 04, 2006

Rep. Dennis Hastert is a basically decent man who happens to head up a party that failed to investigate evidence that a GOP congressman (widely known among insiders to be gay) was seeking inappropriate contact with minor boys entrusted to his care.

Kathleen Parker | October 04, 2006

As politicians square off over shamed congressman Mark Foley's cyber-sexcapades with underage boys, one question persists: Can we just get rid of the whole bunch?

Paul Weyrich | October 04, 2006

Saint Jack is at it again. The former United States Senator and Ambassador to the United Nations has published a book condemning the religious right.

Austin Bay | October 04, 2006

Several declassified al-Qaida documents -- one discovered after the June 2006 air strike that killed al-Qaida's Iraqi emir, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi -- strongly suggest al-Qaida's leaders fear they are losing the War on Terror.

John Stossel | October 04, 2006

Who says there's never any good news? After more than 30 years and tens of millions dead -- mostly children -- the World Health Organization (WHO) has ended its ban on DDT.

Tue, Oct 03, 2006

Rich Lowry | October 03, 2006

Bob Woodward's latest blockbuster book, "State of Denial," is being sold on its bogus "revelation" that President Bush has been deceptive about poor security conditions in Iraq.

Roger Schlesinger | October 03, 2006

This hopefully will be a survivor’s guide to those who have wandered into the real estate industry, or are about to take the first step to home ownership, and are fairly unsure of what to do, and worse, what they need to know.

Maggie Gallagher | October 03, 2006

Rep. Dennis Hastert is a basically decent man who happens to head up a party that failed to investigate evidence that a GOP congressman (widely known among insiders to be gay) was seeking inappropriate contact with minor boys entrusted to his care. The Washington Times is right: He should resign his leadership post.

Jerry Newberry | October 03, 2006

If you've been to some of the other military installations or Forward-Operating Bases in Afghanistan, Bagraim seems like a little bit of heaven.

Thomas Sowell | October 03, 2006

Although socialism has long claimed to be for the poor, it has probably done more damage, on net balance, to the poor than to the rich.

David Limbaugh | October 03, 2006

The November elections are fast approaching, and we still don't have the faintest idea what the Democrats would do in Iraq.

Cal Thomas | October 03, 2006

In the media accounts of Florida Republican Congressman Mark Foley's resignation from the House over allegations of sexually explicit e-mails between himself and House pages, one frequently encounters the word "disgraced" modifying Foley's name and "scandal" to describe his behavior.

Dennis Prager | October 03, 2006

There are enormous differences between being a "husband" or a "wife" and being a "partner," a "friend" or a "significant other"

Pat Buchanan | October 03, 2006

What a spectacle America at war presents to the world.

Debra J. Saunders | October 03, 2006

What was he thinking? The answer is clear: He wasn't thinking. What were GOP leaders thinking? It's not clear that they were thinking, either. They were stuck in hear-no-evil, see-no-evil mode.

George Will | October 03, 2006

While leading the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq in the summer of 2003, David Kay received a phone call from "Scooter" Libby, Dick Cheney's chief of staff, who wanted a particular place searched: "The vice president wants to know if you've looked at this area. We have indications -- and here are the geocoordinates -- that something's buried there."

William Rusher | October 03, 2006

You may admire the Pelosi Plan for Iraq or despise it, but nobody can ignore it.

Bruce Bartlett | October 03, 2006

When the Founding Fathers designed our system of government, one of their key ideas was that some of its components should be more accountable to public opinion and others less.

Andrew Tallman | October 03, 2006

Ask yourself this question: have you ever gone to a baseball game hoping to see an intentional walk?

David Strom | October 03, 2006

The selection of Keith Ellison as the Democratic candidate in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District is being treated as something of a curiosity around the country.

Bill Murchison | October 03, 2006

Notes on why Middle Easterners might be a little mixed up on the merits of "democracy" as preached by the Bush administration.

Paul Weyrich | October 03, 2006

With the retirement of the baby boomers, Social Security is headed for a crisis which will lead to either stringent benefit cuts or a massive tax increase unless reforms are adopted.

Scott Garrett | October 03, 2006

It’s been long enough. I urge the United Nations to do what is right – to defend the sovereignty of the State of Israel and take the necessary measures to insure the soldiers’ immediate and safe return...

Mon, Oct 02, 2006

Frank Gaffney | October 02, 2006

So, Bob Woodward has become the latest journalist to try to influence the upcoming mid-term congressional elections with a new book, State of Denial – a harsh critique of the President and senior members of his administration whom he contends are in such a state with respect to Iraq.

Thomas P. Kilgannon | October 02, 2006

It looks as though South Korea's Ban-Ki Moon may be on his way to the 38th floor of the UN building in New York to preside over the international body of anti-American misfits. But Ban shouldn’t fumigate Kofi's office just yet.

David Strom | October 02, 2006

The case of Farrakhan Muslim Keith Ellison running for Congress is not an aberration, but part of a larger pattern of a Party that has lost its way.

Phyllis Schlafly | October 02, 2006

Having defeated President George W. Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court and the Dubai Ports sellout, conservatives are now flexing their muscles against supremacist judges and money-grasping public officials.

Rich Galen | October 02, 2006

This business with Mark Foley of Florida who had a series of instant message exchanges with a male page is beyond the pale. If you haven't read the transcripts, don't. They will turn your stomach.

John Ashcroft | October 02, 2006

"One simple but difficult principle provides the opportunity for the United States to achieve “never again.” That is: The will to win. The will to do whatever is necessary within the Constitution to protect America separates us from more death and destruction within our shores. It is the will to sacrifice, to persevere in the face of adversity and criticism just as generations of Americans did before us. It is no guarantee, but if we falter, grow complacent, or fail to do what we can, we give the terrorist network opportunities that, with time and patience, they will exploit to kill more innocent Americans."

Star Parker | October 02, 2006

Politics, like nature, hates a vacuum. If candidates have nothing to say, or if voters aren't interested in what they are saying, we can be sure dirt will fill the vacuum.

Michael Barone | October 02, 2006

One of the salutary results of the Clinton administration, I thought, was that it got liberals and Democrats in the habit of using the first person plural.

Mike Adams | October 02, 2006

The administration at UNCW (The University of North Carolina – Whitey) has just found a new reason to spend more money on diversity.

Suzanne Fields | October 02, 2006

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart created some of the sweetest sounds ever to fall on the human ear, but he's nevertheless the latest sacrifice on the altar of Islamic suppression of creative expression.

Phyllis Schlafly | October 02, 2006

Grass-roots conservatives are again asserting themselves forcefully and effectively against governmental impudence. Having defeated President George W. Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court and the Dubai Ports sellout, conservatives are now flexing their muscles against supremacist judges and money-grasping public officials.

Burt Prelutsky | October 02, 2006

Whenever I hear my fellow conservatives talk about sitting out the election in November, I want to grab them and shake them until their teeth rattle.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | October 02, 2006

What's particularly disquieting about this rite of financial passage is this reality: By the time the typical American teenager turns 18, he or she has seen more than 10 million ads. Combine young adults' easy credit with their craving to be "merchants of cool," a term used by a PBS documentary, and you've got the ingredient for a perfect credit storm.

Robert Novak | October 02, 2006

week after Bill Clinton lashed out at anchor Chris Wallace's questioning on "Fox News Sunday," prominent Democrats were still debating among themselves whether the former president's performance was good or bad for their party.

Carol Platt Liebau | October 02, 2006

Although a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) notes that the Iraq war may have increased the terrorist threat in the short term, the document likewise points out that a victory in the war would deal a blow to terrorist recruitment in the long run.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | October 02, 2006

The topic was religion in politics. My fellow guest (opponent) was an ordained minister who runs a politically liberal non-profit organization. It was a great discussion, but I came away troubled about several things.

La Shawn Barber | October 02, 2006

Black leaders must stop painting blacks as powerless victims, says Williams, and use their energy and resources to help poor blacks equip themselves to compete in a global economy, which has little regard for historical (and outdated) racial grievances.

Mary Katharine Ham | October 02, 2006

I got more mail from last week’s column than any of my others—some from grandmas, some from single gals, some from shooting instructors. I got new stories, weapon recommendations, invitations to the shooting range.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | October 02, 2006

The African continent - vast, remote, and perhaps strategically unimportant in the minds of many unknowing Americans – is one of the most critical fronts in the global war on terror. And it is for a variety of reasons beyond humanitarian concerns.

Armstrong Williams | October 02, 2006

I have suddenly come to the realization that there is very little that we do publicly to honor and encourage academic excellence in this country.

Bill Bennett | October 02, 2006

Extreme abolitionists like John Brown were in no way willing to place slavery on the path of ultimate extinction. They demanded action and they demanded it now.

Chuck Colson | October 02, 2006

A new musical written by a North Korean defector captures the human catastrophe that is North Korea. He and the musical deserve our support.

Doug Wilson | October 02, 2006

It struck me that they’re might be a lot of other folks out there who, like my friend, don’t know who Mitt Romney is. That should change.

Sun, Oct 01, 2006

William Perry Pendley | October 01, 2006

"When whale oil is gone," Paul Harvey reports an apocryphal American pessimist once proclaimed, "the world will be plunged into darkness."

Debra J. Saunders | October 01, 2006

Opponents of California's Proposition 85, which would mandate that a parent be notified before a minor has an abortion, basically argue that teens will tell good parents -- open-minded parents like them -- if they are pregnant.

George Will | October 01, 2006

The federal government has recently made one that subverts a promising development in education, at the state level. That development is the 65 percent requirement: 65 percent of every school district's education operational budget should be spent on classroom instruction.

Nathan Tabor | October 01, 2006

Perhaps you remember a time when Coca-Cola was considered the “Real Thing”…when a hot dog was termed a treat…and when illegal drugs were classified as dangerous narcotics that would eat away your brain and sap your emotional and even physical strength, often leaving a person destitute and, at times, dead. Drugs were considered a bad thing—a really bad thing.

Paul Jacob | October 01, 2006

When isn't a 20-million-dollar-paying client "always right"?

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.