Sat, Oct 21, 2006

Paul Driessen | October 21, 2006

Britain's Royal Society has demanded that ExxonMobil stop funding researchers who say global warming is primarily the result of natural forces. Meanwhile, scientist James Hansen received $250,000 from Teresa Heinz-Kerry for insisting that warming is due to humans.

Robert Novak | October 21, 2006

Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner's decision to withdraw from consideration for the 2008 presidential nomination has produced speculation at high levels of the Democratic Party that former Vice President Al Gore may run again.

Fri, Oct 20, 2006

Brandon Lerch | October 20, 2006

In his new book, Tempting Faith, David Kuo is dead wrong to cast doubt on President Bush’s personal commitment to the Faith-Based and Community Initiative (FBCI).

Larry Kudlow | October 20, 2006

Most supply-siders believe that if the Democrats manage to take the House and Senate two-and-a-half weeks from now, President Bush’s investor tax cuts will be safe.

John Boehner | October 20, 2006

The illegal leaks of classified information dealing with ongoing operations and intelligence sources and methods put our American men and women in the military and intelligence community in danger.

Roger Schlesinger | October 20, 2006

My wife and I will talk endlessly about what we did this year, congratulating ourselves over the positive moves and bemoaning the not so positive ones. But our discussion generally ends there. Not this year! We are going to plan.

Rebecca Hagelin | October 20, 2006

Insidious science -- “science” that puts poor women at risk and pays them for their eggs; that toys with human embryos and then destroys them at will; that ushers in a host of experiments a Nazi could only dream of -- could very well become the status quo in America’s heartland.

Rich Galen | October 20, 2006

The Mark Foley story appears to be losing some steam. I suspect the National Democrats are beginning to get some heat from Gay Democrats that this is getting pretty close to the kind of Gay bashing they have accused Republicans of waging for decades.

Hugh Hewitt | October 20, 2006

There is simply no data to support the idea of significant if any turnout diminishment. There is grousing. There is posing. There is much struggle to claim Spenglerian cred.

Burt Prelutsky | October 20, 2006

Sometimes, I must confess I find myself longing for what we typically call the good old days. I don’t mean the old, old days when dinosaurs roamed the earth, but, say, 60 or so years ago when school infractions involved chewing gum or running in the halls, and not packing a gat in one’s lunch box.

Jonathan Garthwaite | October 20, 2006

For those of you considering sitting on the sidelines this November...

Mike Gallagher | October 20, 2006

In all the years I’ve hosted a radio show, I don’t think I’ve ever put a moratorium on any particular subject. But the Mark Foley scandal is so out of control on the national airwaves, newspapers and internet that anything that’s said on my radio show can’t possibly benefit anyone except Democrats who desperately want to win the upcoming mid-term election.

Lorie Byrd | October 20, 2006

All polls are not created equal. Some use solid methods that consistently yield figures pretty close to the actual vote results.

Brent Bozell | October 20, 2006

Rock music of the Rolling Stones vintage is now in danger of being seen as Muzak for retirees. You can certainly hear it at the supermarket.

Jonah Goldberg | October 20, 2006

According to the goofy parameters of the current debate, I'm now supposed to call for withdrawing from Iraq. If it was a mistake to go in, we should get out, some argue. But this is unpersuasive.

Mona Charen | October 20, 2006

There is no actual baby we can identify as the 300 millionth American. According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, there were about 11,265 people born per day in 2004. Assuming they were born at all hours of the day, that's about 470 per hour.

Oliver North | October 20, 2006

Now, thanks to the investigative reporting of my colleague at FOX News, correspondent William Lajeunesse, the monarchs of the media and the potentates on the Potomac can no longer ignore reality.

Pat Buchanan | October 20, 2006

We have 300 million here today only because the government of the United States refuses to enforce our immigration laws and the people were misled or lied to when the Immigration Act of 1965 was passed.

Suzanne Fields | October 20, 2006

Karl Rove obviously keeps his portrait in the attic, like Dorian Gray, with deep lines in a furrowed brow and a taut mouth frozen in anger. Those things must be in the attic because they're not in his face.

Diana West | October 20, 2006

The worst thing about the upcoming elections is, when it comes to war and peace, they turn on a deficient choice. Stay the course versus cut and run. Keep up your dukes versus cry "uncle."

Donald Lambro | October 20, 2006

It is one of the ironies of the 2006 elections that the electorate remains in a gloomy mood about the economy.

Charles Krauthammer | October 20, 2006

The first stop on Condoleezza Rice's post-detonation, nuclear reassurance tour was Tokyo.

David Limbaugh | October 20, 2006

Democrats, with the unsolicited aid of some Republicans, have put on a full court press for "values voters" in their bid to regain control of Congress.

Thu, Oct 19, 2006

David Strom | October 19, 2006

Until now, one group of Americans has been grossly underrepresented. Just who is this underrepresented group? Gang members and cop killers.

Cliff May | October 19, 2006

Over and over, I've heard journalists assert that if the casualty figures are anything like what the Lancet estimates, the arguments for a speedy U.S. withdrawal from Iraq must be given added weight.

Rich Lowry | October 19, 2006

If only the U.S. economy would have a steep recession. Then, perhaps, Rep. Sherrod Brown's fondest economic dream would come true -- the U.S. trade deficit would decline.

Rich Tucker | October 19, 2006

It’s commonplace in Washington to complain about political apathy. Experts like to note that fewer than half of eligible voters go to the polls in an average year. But it’s little wonder that average Americans don’t care much for politics. After all, it’s the so-called experts themselves who are killing politics.

Ed Feulner | October 19, 2006

If we leave now, we’d leave the Iraqi army (with all its heavy weapons) up for grabs. That’s likely to spark a civil war, as soldiers align themselves into religious and regional militias.

Victor Davis Hanson | October 19, 2006

Why do Republicans drive leftists so crazy these days? Liberal democrats are beginning to sound like rowdy students on spring break, shrieking and exhibiting themselves on camera.

Michael Fumento | October 19, 2006

Nine years ago, I predicted that lawn mowers would one day fall victim to onerous and unnecessary EPA air pollution standards, despite Clinton EPA administrator Carol Browner having stated in sworn testimony to Congress in 1997 that such regulations are "not about outdoor barbecues and lawn mowers."

Larry Elder | October 19, 2006

The Indoctrinistas in education remain alive and well. I recently received the following letter:

Cal Thomas | October 19, 2006

New census figures analyzed by The New York Times reveal that married couples are a minority in America. As a once and long-married white male, I never expected to be a minority.

Suzanne Fields | October 19, 2006

I was about to lose all credibility until I gave my grandsons an electronic war game they persuaded me was "educational." The game features graphic violence, with blood spilling across the screen as men kill each other. But it's blood with a point, all about World War II. It can't be bad when it gets us all, parents and friends and friends of parents, talking about real history.

Matt Towery | October 19, 2006

Many months before it became common media fare, I wrote here that polls showed political winds shifting to the Democrats.

Paul Greenberg | October 19, 2006

Free speech is as free as ever at Columbia University, where a mob shouted down a presentation by the Minutemen, who propose to stop illegal immigration by patrolling the Mexican border.

Donald Lambro | October 19, 2006

Missing from the millions of words spoken and written about the battle for control of Congress is the contradictory political reality that most lawmakers will be returned to office next year.

Robert Novak | October 19, 2006

John Spencer, the former mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., dropped into Washington Tuesday to get briefed by conservative think tank experts in preparation for two debates against Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. No national Republican or Bush administration official conferred with Spencer, the party's Senate nominee. That signifies Clinton is getting a free pass to pursue both national party-building and her own presidential ambitions.

George Will | October 19, 2006

Economic hypochondria, a derangement associated with affluence, is a byproduct of the welfare state: An entitlement mentality gives Americans a low pain threshold -- witness their recurring hysterias about nominal rather than real gasoline prices -- and a sense of being entitled to economic dynamism without the frictions and "creative destruction" that must accompany dynamism.

Marvin Olasky | October 19, 2006

From Foley to Kuo: Washington is buzzing this week about a book by former Bush staffer David Kuo that hit the shelves on Monday.

Steve Chapman | October 19, 2006

Wait a minute. How can it be a bad thing for prosecutors to discover the crucial facts about a crime, even years later?

James J. Kilpatrick | October 19, 2006

Seventeen years have passed since Jeffrey Landrigan murdered Chester Dean Dyer, but the story won't go away. Now the record is resting in the U.S. Supreme Court on Arizona's appeal from a regrettable decision in the 9th Circuit.

Alan Reynolds | October 19, 2006

"The closer we get to elections, the worse economic reporting becomes." To demonstrate how well that theory is working, we need only look at two samples of "news" from one newspaper on a single day, Oct. 15.

Wed, Oct 18, 2006

Rich Lowry | October 18, 2006

Purveyors of the theo-panic love to exaggerate the influence of the bizarre Christian Reconstructionists who actually want an American theocracy.

Ann Coulter | October 18, 2006

The Democrats claim they want to treat terrorism as a criminal law problem, but when we give them an American citizen convicted of aiding terrorists -- as happened this week -- a Democrat judge gives her a slap on the wrist.

Ruben Navarrette Jr., | October 18, 2006

Democrats in Congress bristle when Republicans accuse them of wanting to "cut and run" in Iraq. But here at home, in terms of the politics of the war, that's exactly what they're doing.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 18, 2006

The Republican base, that vaunted entity whose every mood swing has controlled the zigs and zags of the Bush administration policy, has moved out, according to the latest Gallup polling.

Roger Schlesinger | October 18, 2006

I wrote a column, "I Didn't Know This - Did You?" talking about seven instances in the mortgage industry that either confused most people or were completely unknown by the group.

Janet M. LaRue | October 18, 2006

Using Jesus to oppose marriage amendments is divorced from Biblical Christology.

Rich Galen | October 18, 2006

I think it is very likely that we will not know whether Republicans or Democrats will organize the House until the vote for Speaker is taken sometime in the early afternoon of January 3, 2007.

Jonah Goldberg | October 18, 2006

As I write this, America's population reportedly has passed the 300 million mark. The most remarkable aspect of this landmark event is how unremarkable it really is.

Michael Medved | October 18, 2006

The people of this country feel consistently pleased with their own circumstances and hopeful about their individual progress, and at the same time they take a grim and gloomy view of the nation at large.

Mike Adams | October 18, 2006

Recently, someone asked me whether the prospect of a Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives would affect my future firearms purchases.

Michelle Malkin | October 18, 2006

Hollywood actress and United Nations spokesmodel Angelina Jolie is wagging her finger at the West for its indifference to refugees.

John Stossel | October 18, 2006

The Washington Post wants us to think that Anita Dungey won a heroic small-business victory over big business. But all she really did was stick it to American consumers and punish workers in some poor country.

Walter E. Williams | October 18, 2006

Patrick Buchanan's recent syndicated column titled "New Deal for U.S. Manufacturers" stokes the fires of misunderstanding and panic. Mr. Buchanan, my longtime friend, is right about a lot of things, but he's wrong about trade.

Brent Bozell | October 18, 2006

Something funny happened on the way to the polls this year. The Democrats have shown they have their own contemporary ethical problems. Luckily for them, it probably won't matter much on Nov. 7. The national news media have decided to ignore them.

Tony Blankley | October 18, 2006

John Stuart Mill once famously called the British Tories "The Stupid Party." From time to time since then, the Tory's American cousin, the Republican Party, has also earned that moniker. Now may be one of those moments.

Ben Shapiro | October 18, 2006

Three weeks from Election Day, control of the House and Senate is still up for grabs. Despite proclamations of an imminent Republican demise, November 7 will not be a blowout.

Terry Jeffrey | October 18, 2006

One caller spoke derisively of people "rushing out of their McMansions to jump into their giant SUVs to race to the hospital to have their fifth or sixth child."

Linda Chavez | October 18, 2006

Racial discrimination is alive and well in American higher education, but it's not the sort intended to exclude racial and ethnic minorities, unless they happen to be Asian.

Paul Greenberg | October 18, 2006

When did the phrase, "I take full responsibility," come to mean not taking any real responsibility at all?

Paul Greenberg | October 18, 2006

Who was this intruder? The little old lady in Little Rock could tell when he’d been using the cat door. She already had two felines she treated like royalty, and now she would awake to find her pets’ food gobbled up and their water spilled on her clean kitchen floor.

Maggie Gallagher | October 18, 2006

This is not just jousting on my part. Bob Casey says he's against gay marriage, but he's also opposed to every possible way to stop gay marriage -- not only a federal marriage amendment, but a state marriage amendment for Pennsylvania, too.

Paul Weyrich | October 18, 2006

The question in my mind is this: Was Mark Warner pushed out or did he voluntarily quit?

William Rusher | October 18, 2006

The current antics of North Korea and Iran are simply the latest developments in a process that has been unfolding inexorably since the first nuclear bomb was detonated in the New Mexico desert in July 1945.

Emmett Tyrrell | October 18, 2006

I see that John Mark Karr has gotten back into the act.

Austin Bay | October 18, 2006

If demography is destiny, then news of America's decline is (like Mark Twain's death) decidedly premature.

Jacob Sullum | October 18, 2006

Nevada is known for gambling, 24-hour liquor sales and legal prostitution. Yet the main group opposing Question 7, an initiative on the state's ballot next month that would allow the sale and possession of up to an ounce of marijuana by adults 21 or older, is called the Committee to Keep Nevada Respectable.

Tue, Oct 17, 2006

Chuck Colson | October 17, 2006

As the election draws near, what do our politicians have to say about the thousands of men, women, and children who are tortured and killed for their faith? Let's ask them.

Thomas Sowell | October 17, 2006

There are very few saints among people of any race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. None should be above criticism.

Dennis Prager | October 17, 2006

Understandably, those troubled by the contemporary Muslim world point to the amount of gratuitous violence emanating from it and the apparent absence of Muslim anger against it.

David Limbaugh | October 17, 2006

If I hadn't observed Sen. Kerry's incoherent ramblings during the 2004 presidential campaign, I would have been shocked by his indecipherable utterances on "Fox News Sunday" regarding President Bush's foreign policy.

Cal Thomas | October 17, 2006

In former days, Republicans had ideas. They even had an ideology from which those ideas sprang.

Pat Buchanan | October 17, 2006

Between Sept. 11, 2001, and his State of the Union Address in 2002, George W. Bush had America in the palm of his hand. But in that speech, Bush blew it.

Debra J. Saunders | October 17, 2006

San Franciscans may think of their town as a haven for tolerance, but once again, S.F. supervisors are showing the rest of America how intolerant The Special City can be. Forget a flower in your hair.

Bruce Bartlett | October 17, 2006

When future historians try to explain the presidency of George W. Bush, his religious fundamentalism unquestionably will be a central focus.

Roger Schlesinger | October 17, 2006

Our lives are full of rules. From the greatest one, The Golden Rule, to the most infamous one, "Don't draw to an inside straight". What we do with the majority of them defines us.

Kathryn Lopez | October 17, 2006

Did I miss a year or two? Did I black out? My calendar says it is 2006 but the political talk suggests it is 2008.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | October 17, 2006

A year ago, a popular financial magazine featured a story about an enterprising fellow who purchased a fixer-upper and then sold the house for a quick profit after remodeling it. The story would have been unremarkable except for a couple of important details.

Mon, Oct 16, 2006

Bill Murchison | October 16, 2006

If "multilateralism" means passing resolutions and letting the parties decide how fully to comply, the case for good old-fashioned American "cowboyism" looks better by the day.

Frank Gaffney | October 16, 2006

America’s preoccupation with the crises du jour has left Washington ill-prepared to deal with one of tomorrow’s major security challenges: the rise of the radical anti-American left in Latin America.

Rich Lowry | October 16, 2006

One of this fall's biggest controversies over mixing politics and religion came courtesy of Tennessee Democratic Rep. Harold Ford.

Mary Grabar | October 16, 2006

"Are you a hot mom?" To find out, we were told to ask the teenage boys in the neighborhood. That was the lead for an article announcing an audition for a new proposed reality show, “Hottest Mom in America.”

Phyllis Schlafly | October 16, 2006

In October we commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of history's most momentous events. With hindsight, we can now see that the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 started the unraveling of Soviet communism that finally came to pass in 1991.

David Strom | October 16, 2006

Americans have lost trust in the electoral branch of the conservative movement to behave as they campaign, and to run the government with a modicum of competency.

Robert Novak | October 16, 2006

A new video available on YouTube marks a late attempt by pro-life forces to avert serious defeat in Missouri Nov. 7, with national implications.

Rich Galen | October 16, 2006

Some of the biggest names in the Popular Press - Time & Newsweek, and the Washington Post are all but swooning with the sure knowledge that their universe will soon return to its proper alignment - at least one chamber of Congress in Democratic hands; maybe both.

Star Parker | October 16, 2006

Republicans and conservatives are fed up with their party and their representatives. But can it be that anything is better than what we now have?

Burt Prelutsky | October 16, 2006

If there is any among you who still thinks the mass media isn’t in the pocket of the Left, you merely have to compare how the Plame affair went from being the biggest scandal since Capt. Dreyfuss to a non-story once the crime couldn’t be laid at the feet of Karl Rove or Dick Cheney.

Paul Greenberg | October 16, 2006

What's this? A publisher who's tired of gutting his newspaper on orders from corporate headquarters?

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | October 16, 2006

The sleeping giant, called the evangelical church, is about to be awakened by true conservative candidates, who believe in both social and fiscal conservatism.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | October 16, 2006

So why would anyone in their right mind believe that the Democrats could or would do any better in the prosecution of the war on terror than the Republicans?

Michael Barone | October 16, 2006

What would a Democratic victory -- likely now but not certain in the House races, possible if all the close ones go their way in the Senate races -- mean?

Suzanne Fields | October 16, 2006

What is Islam? Is the barbarity of September 11 rooted in the preaching of Muhammad? Or are the Islamists, the Islamic fascists bent on the destruction of all who disagree with them, merely an aberration, mixing politics, religion and violence in an appeal to the lowest psychological denominators of suicide bombers?

Jerry Newberry | October 16, 2006

We as a people need to know about the heroes who are fighting our wars. The honest-to-God heroes, not the phony, overpaid over-hyped and too oft-publicized types.

Armstrong Williams | October 16, 2006

If our leaders refuse to hold themselves to higher standard then the American people must stand up and do so.

Mary Katharine Ham | October 16, 2006

If Columbia University were acting in loco parentis, it’d have the rioters run out in the backyard and pick a switch to get whooped with. Instead, the administration is writing letters to the rioters, and dis-inviting guests for other conservative lectures for fear of the audience reaction.

Carol Platt Liebau | October 16, 2006

Despite all the left-wing attempts to portray the Foley matter as a symbol of Republican decadence and corruption, it’s revealed much more about the character of the Democratic Party than about the GOP.

Bill Bennett | October 16, 2006

When Lincoln declared the slaves in rebel hands “shall be, then, thenceforward, and forever free,” he had carefully exempted from his proclamation vast territories then under Union control.

Sun, Oct 15, 2006

Steve Chapman | October 15, 2006

If anything should create political momentum -- what George Bush the elder called "Big Mo" -- it's winning the New Hampshire presidential primary, the first of each campaign. Yet Gary Hart beat Walter Mondale in 1984, only to lose the nomination. In 1992, Democrat Paul Tsongas beat Bill Clinton, but you know how that turned out. In 1996, Bob Dole lost to Pat Buchanan, who was never heard from again.

Debra J. Saunders | October 15, 2006

Global warming is a religion, not science. That's why acolytes in the media attack global-warming critics not with scientific arguments, but for their apostasy.

George Will | October 15, 2006

That, however, is a diminishing problem, for two reasons: Major League Baseball has implemented more redistribution of resources, and a new breed of general managers (e.g. Oakland's Billy Beane and Minnesota's Terry Ryan) are using new player-evaluation metrics to wring more baseball value from fewer dollars.

Paul Jacob | October 15, 2006

You know you might be a congressman if your limo arrives fully stocked with prostitutes and your freezer sits fully stocked with cash.

Kevin McCullough | October 15, 2006

Thinking they are like the very angel of light, liberals have taken to forked-tongue talk of late. And though they drone in pleasant tones, the bile their words create are some of the fiercest deceptions ever spoken.