Sat, Oct 14, 2006

Burt Prelutsky | October 14, 2006

In the immediate wake of the Mark Foley affair, I wrote a piece in which I highlighted the hypocrisy of the Democrats in calling not only for his resignation, but for every other member of the GOP to vacate the nation’s capitol by nightfall.

Doug Giles | October 14, 2006

Dad, do you want to ensure that your girl doesn’t end up broke, bulimic, married to Bobby Brown, or more bellicose than Courtney Love is after she’s run out of crack and booze? You do? Well, good for you.

Jerry Newberry | October 14, 2006

You can’t write about this war without writing about the people who are fighting the war.

Robert Novak | October 14, 2006

Republican-oriented tax lobbyists are interpreting late campaign solicitations as a requirement for a ticket to enter the office of Rep. Charles Rangel as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee in a Democratic-controlled House.

Larry Kudlow | October 14, 2006

The Foley scandal -- and the corresponding bungling of the works by House Speaker Denny Hastert -- is not the biggest issue in the midterm races. But at the margin it is having a very negative impact.

Caroline Glick | October 14, 2006

Unfortunately, unless concerted steps are taken by the Israeli government, Israeli citizens and the American Jewish community, the downward trend in relations with the US will only get worse.

Fri, Oct 13, 2006

Ed Feulner | October 13, 2006

Many parents believe that where their children attend college is the most important decision a family will make.

William F. Buckley | October 13, 2006

Kim Jong Il never lets us down. When President Bush, reacting to the nuclear test, announced that he would seek further sanctions against North Korea, Kim replied that he would interpret any such move as an act of belligerency warranting a declaration of war against the United States.

Rich Galen | October 13, 2006

There are any number of Americans who are as qualified to be a Member of Congress as Heather Wilson, but I doubt there is anyone better qualified.

Cliff May | October 13, 2006

If a loaded gun appears in the first act of a play, that gun will be fired before the curtain falls. It's a rule of the world stage as well: If rogue states such as North Korea and Iran obtain weapons of mass destruction, we must expect those weapons will be used eventually, with all the death and destruction that implies.

Matt Kibbe | October 13, 2006

Our paralysis on tax and entitlement reforms may instead secure a future of high debt, high taxes, and crippled growth.

Roger Schlesinger | October 13, 2006

Money is a rare resource, as you know, and therefore must be allocated into the proper channels for it to perform at it's best. So why not use real estate as well?

Jonathan Garthwaite | October 13, 2006

Will you really feel better the morning after with Democrats and their allies in charge?

Hugh Hewitt | October 13, 2006

If you know a voter in Montana, you might want to forward this column to him or her. The decision of Montana whe it votes for a United States senator in November may very well impact your life considerably.

Tim Chapman | October 13, 2006

Most observers probably missed it, but President Bush and the Republicans in Congress scored a significant victory this week.

La Shawn Barber | October 13, 2006

Legal challenges to racially exclusive programs and policies seem to be increasing. And it’s about time.

Thomas Sowell | October 13, 2006

It is not necessary to denigrate individuals in order to criticize their policies. Unfortunately, there are too many voters -- in both parties -- who act as if choosing whom to vote for is like choosing sides to cheer or boo at a sports event.

Brent Bozell | October 13, 2006

Parents fear for their children because they are young and innocent, even oblivious to the danger and sickness of sex criminals in our midst. Every parent must know one thing: Don't leave your child alone with the Internet.

Jonah Goldberg | October 13, 2006

Kim Jong Il would seem unrealistic even as a comic-book villain. In a world full of strange and exotic cultures, North Korea's neo-Stalinist experiment ranks as otherworldly.

David Limbaugh | October 13, 2006

President Bush is the Republican's best-kept-secret weapon for retaining control of both houses of Congress in November. Between now and Nov. 7, this grossly underestimated communicator must be on point selling his case to the American people.

Mona Charen | October 13, 2006

You've probably never heard of Teachers College, but it has profoundly affected your life and is now affecting your children's lives.

Diana West | October 13, 2006

Tariq Ramadan, a Eurabian intellectual with a string of associates linked to terrorism, is becoming just such a media martyr.

Paul Greenberg | October 13, 2006

The world's powers great and small seem as paralyzed by events beyond their control as they were in 1914, or in the dithering 1930s. What was a distant cloud, the prospect of The Bomb in the hands of North Korea's Kim Jong-Il, is no longer distant.

Donald Lambro | October 13, 2006

President Bush and his party have made it clear that the final weeks of the elections will be about two issues: national security and the economic recovery.

Charles Krauthammer | October 13, 2006

Deterrence is what you do when there is no way to disarm your enemy. You cannot deprive him of his weapons, but you can keep him from using them. We long ago reached that stage with North Korea.

Rebecca Hagelin | October 13, 2006

Guys, do you know how to handle that classic trick question that wives like to spring -- namely, “Do I look fat in these pants?”

Mike Gallagher | October 13, 2006

The suggestion that recent polls indicate that more Americans think the Democratic Party is better equipped to deal with issues of morality than the Republican Party is funny.

Rich Tucker | October 13, 2006

The lesson is that in the midst of serious events, frivolity can be a real threat.

Mike Adams | October 13, 2006

Good morning class! Before I get to today’s lecture, I am going to pass out the next set of questions designed to help you critically evaluate the assertion that “you can’t legislate morality.”

Lorie Byrd | October 13, 2006

I recently bemoaned the fact that Americans know more about what Bill Clinton pulled out of his pants than what Sandy Berger stuffed into his.

Oliver North | October 13, 2006

Now, in the aftermath of last week's claimed nuclear test, it should be clear that this "diplomatic effort" has failed as well.

Thu, Oct 12, 2006

Carrie Lukas | October 12, 2006

With the Congressional election a month away, Democrats are offering another reason to vote for change: middle class anxiety under the Bush administration.

Ross Mackenzie | October 12, 2006

A random walk among a leafy litter of issues near and far….

Peter Wehner | October 12, 2006

In the wake of North Korea's claim that it conducted its first-ever nuclear weapons test, leading Democrats presented their solution: bilateral negotiations with the Kim Jong Il regime.

Victor Davis Hanson | October 12, 2006

Three recent books about the "fiasco" in Iraq — "Cobra II" by Michael Gordon and Bernard Trainor, "State of Denial" by Bob Woodward and just plain "Fiasco" by Tom Ricks — have attracted a lot of attention, and sales. All three well-written exposes repeat the now well-known argument that our government's incompetence and arrogance have nearly ensured America's failure in birthing democracy in Iraq.

Mike Adams | October 12, 2006

Dear Students: I’ll collect your answers before the next lecture on Monday:

Thomas Sowell | October 12, 2006

Nowhere is political frivolity more in evidence than in issues involving racial and ethnic groups. Disagree with some policies or demands and you become an instant "racist."

Larry Elder | October 12, 2006

Can the Bush administration get just a little bit of credit?

Cal Thomas | October 12, 2006

Talking about school violence is not a bad thing. Doing the tough things that will reduce it is better.

Suzanne Fields | October 12, 2006

HBO tells the story in a new documentary film, "The Journalist and the Jihadi: The Murder of Daniel Pearl."

Debra J. Saunders | October 12, 2006

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice talked to me Wednesday morning over the telephone. Here are the highlights of what she said.

Matt Towery | October 12, 2006

The continuing crisis over former Florida U.S. Rep. Mark Foley's inappropriate contact with teenage pages and the handling of the situation by current House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois jogs my memory back to November 1998.

Donald Lambro | October 12, 2006

The party-preference polls, which turned upward in September for the GOP, were down sharply again in a roller-coaster election ride that has four weeks to go before it comes to an abrupt and merciful stop on Nov. 7.

Robert Novak | October 12, 2006

Staring into the abyss of minority status in Congress, Republicans signaled dedication to pork barrel spending before recessing for midterm election campaigning.

Alan Reynolds | October 12, 2006

What all such beliefs have in common is technological provincialism -- the naive notion that global commerce can easily be compelled to dance to the tune of national or local politicians.

James J. Kilpatrick | October 12, 2006

My sympathies are with the irresponsible driver, crippled by his own lawless behavior, but my heart goes out to the cop. A policeman's lot is not a happy one.

George Will | October 12, 2006

California's governor has demonstrated virtue, understood as the good we do when no one is watching. With his state and the nation paying no attention to an anti-constitutional campaign to alter how presidents are chosen, Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill that, had it become law, would have imparted dangerous momentum to a recurring simple-mindedness.

Marvin Olasky | October 12, 2006

Christophobia is marching through movie theaters and onto the pages of books.

Paul Weyrich | October 12, 2006

Every political movement that succeeds pays a price for its success. In its early stages, as an outsider, it can be true to its agenda.

Emmett Tyrrell | October 12, 2006

The political news from Washington has become an absolute epicurean delight. If I dine more sumptuously on the Foley Follies I shall be in danger of becoming crapulent.

Wed, Oct 11, 2006

Nathan Tabor | October 11, 2006

Sexual scandals are nothing new to the nation’s capital. But when the potential victim is a minor and the predator is a Congressman, the episode takes on a particularly sinister cast.

Nick Nichols | October 11, 2006

If you have read my columns about the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movement or have heard me speak, then you already know that I think the corporate Neville Chamberlains who buy into this socialist claptrap should be held accountable at the next shareholders meeting and issued a one-way ticket to the unemployment office.

Ann Coulter | October 11, 2006

At least with former Rep. Mark Foley, you could say the Democrats' hypocritical grandstanding was just politics. But in the case of North Korea, Democrats are resorting to bald-faced lies.

Jerry Newberry | October 11, 2006

The KOP is hot, dirty and dangerous. The troops live in extremely spartan conditions, in continuous contact with the enemy... and it's amazing how they conduct themselves in the face of all the difficulties they face daily.

Rich Galen | October 11, 2006

So here's the part I don't get: If the rest of the world wants George W. to butt out, why is that same rest of the world now demanding that George W. to butt IN on this North Korean business?

Alan Sears | October 11, 2006

One of the more potent side effects of forcibly removing religion from public life is that society gradually loses touch with the religious dimensions of life.

Roger Schlesinger | October 11, 2006

Everyone who owns a house has started with buying the first one, which hopefully worked better than mine.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 11, 2006

In one deadly moment, North Korea has succeeded in doing what no amount of backtracking by Speaker Dennis Hastert or his beleaguered Republicans could do: It has changed the subject of the national debate.

Michael Medved | October 11, 2006

While the outcome of the November balloting remains very much in doubt, these gleeful predictions of GOP disaster demonstrate an ignorant misunderstanding of the essential nature of the Republican coalition, and grossly exaggerate the gap between “religious” and “economic” conservatives.

Walter E. Williams | October 11, 2006

Democrats plan to trumpet the income and wealth gap for political gain in this year's elections. According to The Wall Street Journal article "Democrats' Risky Strategy," Democratic candidates blame Republicans for economic inequality.

Thomas Sowell | October 11, 2006

Some people say that there is no point voting because there is no difference between the two major parties, and the other parties have no chance of winning. However, there is a difference: the Republicans are disappointing and the Democrats are dangerous.

Michelle Malkin | October 11, 2006

CNN founder Ted Turner opened his mouth this week at the National Press Club, and promptly demonstrated why America needs Fox News Channel now more than ever.

John Stossel | October 11, 2006

I have a question for federal Judge Robert Sweet: If your own children blamed McDonald's for making them fat, would you buy it?

Brent Bozell | October 11, 2006

After more than 100 stories on ABC, CBS and NBC about the Mark Foley Internet-messaging scandal, it wouldn't be hard for the average Joe to conclude the Democrats are now the Party of Moral Values.

Tony Blankley | October 11, 2006

Meanwhile in Washington, former congressman Foley is still missing, the Democrats are still blowing raspberries from the sidelines, while the Republicans are returning to their usual orderly habits.

Ben Shapiro | October 11, 2006

A Chinese-Russian alliance is forming. The Chinese client state is North Korea; the Russian and Chinese trading partner is Iran.

Terry Jeffrey | October 11, 2006

Shortly before Iraq finally formed its coalition government this spring, one of that nation's leading Shiite Ayatollahs, Ahmad Al-Baghdadi, gave a televised sermon explaining his views on jihad.

Jacob Sullum | October 11, 2006

With Republicans squabbling over whom to blame for the congressional page scandal, it's easy to forget that we've already identified the real culprit. I'm referring, of course, to alcohol.

Maggie Gallagher | October 11, 2006

My libertarian impulses include the feeling that informed people who really want to undertake the risks of trans fats should be allowed to do so.

Joel Mowbray | October 11, 2006

The Democratic Congressional candidate for Minnesota’s very blue Fifth District is on the verge of becoming the first-ever Muslim elected to Congress. But embracing the candidate poses enormous risks.

Austin Bay | October 11, 2006

Given the destructive effects of conventional artillery and bombs, North Korea doesn't need a nuke to wreak havoc on Seoul -- which means Kim Jong-Il's criminal regime doesn't really need a nuke to attack Texas' economy, either.

Jonah Goldberg | October 11, 2006

The waves of paranoia currently sweeping through America could be seen as the democratization of intellectual dementia. Criticisms of President Bush, Christians, the right wing, the Patriot Act, whatever: These are all fine. But presumably, such large claims against America should come with ample evidence to back them up. Instead, we get the opposite.

Pat Buchanan | October 11, 2006

If there was any doubt North Korea had mastered the capacity to build nuclear bombs, it has been removed. We have clarity.

Kathryn Lopez | October 11, 2006

The U.S. congressional page program should be history.

William F. Buckley | October 11, 2006

When Dear Leader sat his counselors down, the radio turned on, instant translator at hand, they listened to hear the repercussions of their bulletin about the nuclear test.

Paul Weyrich | October 11, 2006

If you had been in this public policy business as long as I you would think that by now I would have learned the critical lesson of operations many times over. But no, I had not learned those lessons.

Tue, Oct 10, 2006

Rich Lowry | October 10, 2006

Ned Lamont, the liberal hero who vanquished Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman in a Democratic primary in August, declared a few months ago that our nation is stronger when we "negotiate with our enemies."

Johannes L. Jacobse | October 10, 2006

"Is a soldier’s death honorable even if he fights in an unpopular war?" asks author Frank Schaeffer in his new book Baby Jack.

John Zmirak | October 10, 2006

A few weeks ago, the national magazine The Advocate published a book that's both unprecedented and unnecessary: The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students.

Caroline Glick | October 10, 2006

It would seem that Karl Marx got things backwards. History does not repeat itself first as tragedy and then as farce. Rather, it repeats itself first as farce and second as tragedy.

Thomas Sowell | October 10, 2006

With a war going on in Iraq and with Iran next door moving steadily toward a nuclear bomb that could change the course of world history in the hands of international terrorists, the question for this year's elections is not whether you or your candidate is a Democrat or a Republican but whether you are serious or frivolous.

David Limbaugh | October 10, 2006

don't care how many times I hear it, I refuse to believe that significant numbers of conservatives will stay home in November and thereby assist the Democratic Party to regain control of Congress.

Cal Thomas | October 10, 2006

Republicans have a fair story to tell about what they've accomplished over the last two years, but their narrative has been interrupted by the trashy subplot of Mark Foley and his trolling for male House pages.

Dennis Prager | October 10, 2006

If you are debating whether to be optimistic or pessimistic about humanity's future, here is a point to consider: In every generation, especially in the last century, vast numbers of good people -- often the best people -- have been murdered by the worst people.

Pat Buchanan | October 10, 2006

Like the great white shark, a scandal must be fed, or it sinks to the bottom and dies. And the Mark Foley-congressional page scandal has not had a good feeding in 72 hours.

Debra J. Saunders | October 10, 2006

As Fox News celebrates its 10-year anniversary, media watchers should appreciate how Fox, which tilts right, has provided balance to major new operations such as CNN and The New York Times, which tilt left.

Paul Greenberg | October 10, 2006

It seems to have sprung up in a reply to someone who said I needed to decide whether I was writing a political or a literary column.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | October 10, 2006

How would you react if some guys with impressive credentials approached you with this financial pitch:

Bruce Bartlett | October 10, 2006

With victory in the November elections now in jeopardy, the Republican establishment has finally noticed the party's significant weakness at its base -- especially within the small-government or Reagan wing -- and launched a counterattack.

William Rusher | October 10, 2006

Regular readers of these columns will not have been taken by surprise by the recent turn of events against the Republicans in the forthcoming Congressional elections. I have warned for several months that the GOP faces "a handsome drubbing."

Chuck Colson | October 10, 2006

A recent newspaper article concludes that humans are hard-wired to create and appreciate music. But evolutionary theory cannot explain such hard-wiring. Wonder why?

Bill Murchison | October 10, 2006

So you're going along, smirking or gnashing your teeth, with visions of Denny Hastert and Mark Foley dancing in your head; the issues pretty much defined -- Hastert out, Hastert in, Democrats in power, Republicans in power. And then...

Mon, Oct 09, 2006

Frank Gaffney | October 09, 2006

With Pyongyang's apparent underground detonation of such a device on Monday, whatever lingering uncertainty there may have been has dissipated.

Phyllis Schlafly | October 09, 2006

Some federal employees are griping because a new law requires them to take a 25-minute tutorial on the U.S. Constitution.

Bill Bennett | October 09, 2006

On 8 November 1861, Captain Charles Wilkes intercepted a British mail steamer, the Trent. Instead of hauling the ship, passengers, and crew before a federal magistrate for adjudication, Wilkes took it upon himself to arrest two Confederate diplomats—former U.S. Senators James Mason and John Slidell—and their secretaries.

Douglas MacKinnon | October 09, 2006

Doubt. At the moment, this is the most feared word in the Republican vocabulary. Doubt.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | October 09, 2006

Evangelicals must ask themselves if we can work in harmony with a group that takes us for granted and compromises on major moral principles.

Burt Prelutsky | October 09, 2006

Heaven knows that when I was younger, I often got awfully goofy when I drank, but the booze never made me hanker after 16-year-old guys.

Mike Adams | October 09, 2006

The “drafts” folder in my hotmail account is full of letters I wrote but never sent because they were a little too caustic and darned near offensive.

Star Parker | October 09, 2006

There's a difference between a party with principles not doing a good job executing those principles and a party with no principles. Anyone who thinks that turning the reins of power over to Democrats will raise the country's moral bar should take a cold shower.

Michael Barone | October 09, 2006

It is time to take seriously the possibility that the Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives in the elections next month.

Suzanne Fields | October 09, 2006

Nothing animates the conversation of women like talk about how they're stereotyped by men. The stereotypes are rarely consistent.

Paul Greenberg | October 09, 2006

The economists have a term for it: opportunity cost - the benefits forgone when an investor puts his capital into one project rather than another.

Robert Novak | October 09, 2006

The survival of J. Dennis Hastert as speaker of the House of Representatives will produce an uncomfortable scene Thursday at the Chicago Hilton and Towers.

Armstrong Williams | October 09, 2006

It is mind boggling as to what is going on globally, within respected corporations, religious institutions, organizations and the three branches of our government.

Sun, Oct 08, 2006

Steve Chapman | October 08, 2006

In recent years, illegal immigrants have become a continuous river surging over our southern border. When water goes where it shouldn't, you build a dam to stop the flow. So recently Congress voted to block this torrent -- by putting up one-third of a dam. In practice, it will amount to far less than one-third of a solution.

Debra J. Saunders | October 08, 2006

Good-government types call measures such as these "ballot-box budgeting" -- special interests cook up initiatives designed to appeal to voters because they dedicate spending to a pet cause.

Paul Jacob | October 08, 2006

Majority rule. Within constitutional limits for the protection of individual freedom, it’s the American way.

Kevin McCullough | October 08, 2006

This week the mouthpiece of the modern feminist movement - Ms. Magazine - demonstrated for the world why the heartbeat of modern feminists is as corrupt, jaded, and evil as that of Charles Carl Roberts - the person who wished to sexually assault and kill ten Amish school girls in Pennsylvania.