Sat, Nov 11, 2006

Doug Giles | November 11, 2006

Living in Miami for the last ten years has been interesting. Being a transplant from Texas to South Florida, I’ve come to learn a lot from the multitudinous left-leaning lemmings in Miami.

Ed Feulner | November 11, 2006

Our facility at Guantanamo Bay should be in the news every day -- as an example of what we’re doing right: Winning the war on terror, while still treating our enemies humanely.

Carl Horowitz | November 11, 2006

Few things grate against one's sensibilities than the image of someone getting something for nothing. Unless it's a gift, "theft" is a word that often comes to mind.

Marshall Manson | November 11, 2006

As young men and women once again put themselves in harm’s way in Iraq, Afghanistan and a range of other theaters that might remain secret for years, thoughts and prayers feel inadequate. Appreciation demands something more tangible.

Chuck Colson | November 11, 2006

When the son of John McCain announced he was joining the Marines a few months ago, it made headlines across the country—not only because his father was famous, but also because his decision was so unusual.

William F. Buckley | November 11, 2006

You can pick and ponder as you will, with discrete findings, e.g., Catholics went 56 percent Democratic, Protestants 55 percent Republican.

Robert Novak | November 11, 2006

One reason for hurrying Senate confirmation of Robert Gates as secretary of defense through the lame-duck session of Congress is to avoid confrontation with an old enemy: James Webb, who will be a Democratic senator from Virginia in the new Congress starting in January.

Caroline Glick | November 11, 2006

The President's announcement of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's "resignation" Wednesday signaled the transfer of control over the war against radical Islam from Bush's team to Bush pere's team.

Jeff Emanuel | November 11, 2006

Jason Dunham, of Scio, NY, is just like any other young American male in his mid-20s, except for this important distinction: he's dead.

Fri, Nov 10, 2006

Pat Buchanan | November 10, 2006

While the losses were not large for the sixth year of a sitting president -- a net of six Senate seats and 30-odd House seats -- the significance of Nov. 7 is huge and the consequences will be historic.

Isaac Post | November 10, 2006

Recently, the celebrity gossip blog, DMZ, took a swipe at celebrities “who claim they’re green, but guzzle gas”. George Clooney, among others, was mocked for his ‘I drive an electric car so I’m environmentally conscious—except when I’m flying to Tokyo in my private jet’ hypocrisy.

Rusty Shackleford | November 10, 2006

Forget left of center bloggers, Jon Stewart is this year’s kingmaker. Without him and The Daily Show, the Democrats would not have made such large inroads in the midterm elections. Let me explain why.

Rich Galen | November 10, 2006

I had the great pleasure of running into former Congressman Bob Michel the other night. Mr. Michel, of Illinois, served in the House from 1957 - 1995 and was the last Republican to serve as Minority Leader until someone claims the title this January.

Diana West | November 10, 2006

If the president thinks Donald Rumsfeld is a sacrifice tasty enough to satisfy ravenous Democrats, he is dead wrong.

Brent Bozell | November 10, 2006

If we rigidly applied truth-in-advertising laws to the national media in their coverage of the 2006 campaign, we would have first declared that the stuff between the commercials wasn't "news" as much as a boatload of free infomercial advertising for the Democrats.

Jonah Goldberg | November 10, 2006

Philosophers and partisans will debate for years the question of whether Democrats deserved to win the 2006 elections, but let us agree that the Republicans deserved to lose.

David Limbaugh | November 10, 2006

President Bush tried earnestly to make that case, but he got little help from congressional candidates, with the notable and admirable exception of Rick Santorum, who went down in flames perhaps because of his honest, sacrificial statesmanship.

Mona Charen | November 10, 2006

There are two battles every election year. The first is for votes; the second -- almost as crucial -- is over the interpretation of those votes. Many a past election has been misinterpreted in the days following -- recall the "angry white male" election and the "swift boat" election.

Oliver North | November 10, 2006

Three out of four American voters apparently voted for Democrats because of corruption and scandal in Washington. Fewer than half of those who cast a ballot claimed to be motivated by the prospect that a change in Congress would result in a new approach to the war in Iraq. And it now appears that the war isn't at the top of the new majority's agenda, either.

Rebecca Hagelin | November 10, 2006

Charles Rangel is now destined to be chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee -- which means we can expect higher taxes, more government waste, and perhaps most devastating of all, the possible defunding of our troops in Iraq and maybe even a call for the reinstatement of the draft. Happy Veterans’ Day!

Rich Tucker | November 10, 2006

Niall Ferguson may be correct. History becomes bloodiest, he writes, when an empire is coming to an end. But we won’t find out for sure in our lifetimes.

Charles Krauthammer | November 10, 2006

How serious is the "thumpin'" the Republicans took on Tuesday? Losing one house is significant but hardly historic. Losing both houses, however, is defeat of a different order of magnitude, the equivalent in a parliamentary system of a vote of no confidence.

Kathleen Parker | November 10, 2006

Whether their candidates won or lost, Americans can't but feel grateful for a nation and a system of government that allows us every few years to peaceably reinvent ourselves.

George Will | November 10, 2006

The Democratic episode was the Clintons' attempt to radically restructure and semi-socialize the 16 percent of the economy that is the health-care sector. The Republican episode was -- is -- Iraq.

Lorie Byrd | November 10, 2006

I don’t hear those liberals who complained so much about the evil Bush-manipulated machines prior to the election questioning the integrity of the vote now that so many of those machines recorded Democrat wins, so I guess Democrats are having to change their “to do” lists as well.

Burt Prelutsky | November 10, 2006

Having, as I’ve confessed, no concept of how the utilities work, I’ve never had the slightest idea why the bills are so huge when they show up at the end of the month. Now, at least, I have an inkling.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | November 10, 2006

The Marine Corps was born on November 10, 1775 – exactly 231 years ago, today.

Mike Gallagher | November 10, 2006

Receiving the knock-out punch of Donald Rumsfeld being fired the day after the Democratic Party windfall election is making a lot of us about as mad as we’ve been in a long, long time.

Roger Schlesinger | November 10, 2006

So many people do not understand what the equity in their house is all about. I admit that is a bold statement, but one that I know from experience is true.

Janice Shaw Crouse | November 10, 2006

In a dramatic shift of allegiance, two voting blocs abandoned the Republican Party in Tuesday's election.

Thu, Nov 09, 2006

Rich Lowry | November 09, 2006

The culture of corruption was really a culture of looking the other way, delaying action and hoping no one would notice.

Ben Shapiro | November 09, 2006

The vaunted Republican Congress turned out to be all hat, no cattle, to paraphrase President Bush.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 09, 2006

House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) has been a disaster and the rest of the House and Senate leadership has not been any better.

Rabbi Hanoch Teller | November 09, 2006

On the night of November 9, 1938 Storm Troopers leading wild mobs across Germany and later Austria struck at Jewish targets with unrivaled savagery. The windows of Jewish-owned stores were shattered and every one of the 7,500 Jewish businesses and shops that had escaped earlier “Aryanization” (confiscation) were ransacked.

Chuck Colson | November 09, 2006

Election Day is over, the votes have been counted, and it’s clear that conservatives took a beating. I have always maintained that Christian leaders should not make partisan endorsements—and I never have. But I am unashamed to say that I am a conservative.

Jonathan Garthwaite | November 09, 2006

By the slimmest of margins, Missourians passed Amendment 2, which puts a protective bubble around embryonic stem-cell research, prohibits future regulations, and even creates a loophole so biotech companies can research cloning technologies similar to how "Dolly the sheep" was created.

Robert Novak | November 09, 2006

It had been widely expected that Rumsfeld would be replaced by a major industrial executive. Gates, a former career employee at the CIA who rose to the top of the agency, has no experience with the defense establishment.

Ross Mackenzie | November 09, 2006

The election results are devastating to the Congress, the Bush administration, and potentially to the nation. No two ways about it. What happened?

Victor Davis Hanson | November 09, 2006

Now that the bitter election season is over, both parties will have to return to the explosive issue of illegal immigration.

Larry Elder | November 09, 2006

In the wake of the Democratic congressional victories, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. -- perhaps more than any other Democrat -- heaved a sigh of relief.

Tony Blankley | November 09, 2006

The Republicans will argue amongst themselves why they lost and how to win next time, and the Democrats will argue amongst themselves why they won, and how to continue winning next time.

Cal Thomas | November 09, 2006

In the end, the Republican "revolution" ran out of gas and out of vision. Too many congressional Republicans appeared to care more about maintaining power than using power to implement an agenda, which they also abandoned.

Debra J. Saunders | November 09, 2006

Yes, I thought the GOP would do better Tuesday -- I certainly didn't see 28 (as of this writing) House seats going to the Democrats. I thought the GOP was sure to retain the Senate. Democrats beware, however, if you think this was a victory for your party.

Terry Jeffrey | November 09, 2006

It was almost the perfect television ad for a conservative candidate, hitting cultural issues certain to drive a wedge between Middle American voters and liberal Democrats.

Linda Chavez | November 09, 2006

Iraq was clearly the election issue that turned the tide against Republicans, but one issue that many GOP activists thought might save the day ended up a bust: immigration.

Matt Towery | November 09, 2006

Amid the debris of the Republicans' loss of Congress and the secondary political explosion of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation, there is other, perhaps even bigger news.

Peter J. Wallison | November 09, 2006

In 2003, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a controversial rule — known as a shareholder access proposal — intended to make it easier for shareholders to nominate and elect members of corporate boards.

Ruben Navarrette Jr., | November 09, 2006

Now that Democrats have taken control of both the House and Senate, questions are being asked about what this dramatic turn of events means for the immigration debate and for President Bush's chances to get a comprehensive reform package through Congress.

Robert Novak | November 09, 2006

With one Republican bastion after another falling as returns poured in for Democrats Tuesday night, the GOP's carefully constructed defenses crumbled.

George Will | November 09, 2006

First, they were punished not for pursuing but for forgetting conservatism. Second, they admire market rationality, and the political market has worked. Third, on various important fronts, conservatism continued its advance Tuesday.

Thomas Sowell | November 09, 2006

European nations protesting Saddam Hussein's death sentence, as they protested against forcing secrets out of captured terrorists, should tell us all we need to know about the internal degeneration of western society, where so many confuse squeamishness with morality.

Alan Reynolds | November 09, 2006

Since most tax cuts expire in 2010 anyway, all the pro-tax Democrats need to do is to lay low, not show their hand and stall for time.

Marvin Olasky | November 09, 2006

It will be fascinating to watch Democrats trying to make their tent bigger without alienating their Christophobic base. I hope they succeed

Wed, Nov 08, 2006

Ann Coulter | November 08, 2006

History was made this week! For the first time in four election cycles, Democrats are not attacking the Diebold Corp.

William F. Buckley | November 08, 2006

Consider the event. A rejection of the policies of an incumbent president in Year Six is habitual. If it can happen to FDR and to Ike, it can happen to, well, anybody.

Hugh Hewitt | November 08, 2006

The post-mortems are accumulating, but I think the obvious has to be stated: John McCain and his colleagues in the Gang of 14 cost the GOP its Senate majority while the conduct of a handful of corrupt House members gave that body's leadership the Democrats.

Herman Cain | November 08, 2006

No explanation of the Democrats' takeover is complete without laying partial blame on President Bush's so-called compassionate conservative agenda.

Hugh Hewitt | November 08, 2006

The results of Tuesday's voting must come as a shock to the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world.

Michael Medved | November 08, 2006

In the Republican Party, even those of us who are optimistic by nature and make it a point to try to see a half-empty glass as actually half-full, will find it difficult to put a smiling face on today's election results.

Rich Galen | November 08, 2006

The Republican Leadership has allowed the Members to engage in self-dealing on an unprecedented scale. Whether it was trips paid for by lobbyists; hiring family members at high salaries to plan parties; steering consulting business to former staffers; or outright bribery, Members of Congress have been developed a sense of entitlement which would embarrass most of us.

Carrie Lukas | November 08, 2006

Many women may celebrate Speaker Pelosi’s ascension to one of the highest offices in the land as a milestone reached for women. Yet this could be a turning point of another kind.

Donald Lambro | November 08, 2006

The elections are over, and now comes the hard part to correct all the problems the politicians rail against in their campaigns -- but never get around to fixing.

Jonah Goldberg | November 08, 2006

In one of the more interesting election campaigns of the year, a hard-core leftist embraced religion, came out firmly against abortion and openly campaigned as if God were on his side.

Michael Medved | November 08, 2006

In the Republican Party, even those of us who are optimistic by nature and make it a point to try to see a half-empty glass as actually half-full, will find it difficult to put a smiling face on today’s election results.

Michelle Malkin | November 08, 2006

Finally, Democrats have a battle plan. This month, they went to war -- on the American electoral process. Their pre-emption strategy? Call into question the results of the midterms even before Election Day had begun.

Paul Greenberg | November 08, 2006

Which is the real America? The crossfire of raucous debate and dueling ads, the glittering grandiloquence of the candidates and their surrogates, all the razzmatazz and Moment of Decision oratory? Or the sacramental quiet of the voting booth, with its confessional air, where at last everything boils down to the single citizen alone at last.

Jacob Sullum | November 08, 2006

Horses are nice. Killing them for food is mean. This is the gist of the argument for the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

Thomas Sowell | November 08, 2006

Nothing should be surprising any more about the Duke University rape case. Still, it is a little staggering that, after all these months, District Attorney Mike Nifong has still not interviewed either the accuser or the accused.

John Stossel | November 08, 2006

Do you live in a blighted home in a blighted neighborhood? You might without even knowing it.

Walter E. Williams | November 08, 2006

Public misunderstanding of basic economic principles leaves us easy prey to political quacks, charlatans and assorted hustlers.

Brent Bozell | November 08, 2006

Many network television shows cry out for the airline-editing treatment.

Pat Buchanan | November 08, 2006

All week, politicians and pundits will be putting their spin on the election returns, but there is a more certain way to know what Americans are voting for, and voting against.

Suzanne Fields | November 08, 2006

The verdict of death for Saddam Hussein reminds us of how satisfying it would have been if "the new Germans" could have put Hitler on trial, making his monstrous crimes a matter of undisputed public record, sentenced him to death and exacted a token payment for his crimes, paid at the end of a rope.

Austin Bay | November 08, 2006

As these complex affairs go, the ex-tyrant got a fair trial.

Ruben Navarrette Jr., | November 08, 2006

Mexican President Vicente Fox recently raised eyebrows north of the border when he said that Mexicans ought to be grateful for their heritage and asked them to imagine what life would be like had they been born in -- gasp -- the United States.

James J. Kilpatrick | November 08, 2006

Some long-forgotten jurist long ago laid down a maxim for the ages: "De minimis non curat lex." Loosely translated: Appellate courts should not bother with trifles.

Kathleen Parker | November 08, 2006

It's usually interesting to hear an author discuss his work but, in this case, I don't care. More troubling than anything Webb wrote is the idea that a novelist aiming for public office -- or any occupation -- should have to explain what he had in mind while writing fiction.

Tue, Nov 07, 2006

David Keene | November 07, 2006

Winners and losers alike tend almost without fail to misread the reasons voters vote for or against them.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 07, 2006

While the Republican Party leadership in the House seems doomed to move into a well deserved minority, the GOP shows increasing signs of being able to hang on to the Senate, although perhaps by the thinnest of margins.

Paul Weyrich | November 07, 2006

This has been the most disappointing race in my political lifetime.

Dennis Prager | November 07, 2006

Why did a gay prostitute tell the media about the homosexual behavior of a leading Christian opponent of same-sex marriage on the weekend before an election

Mike Adams | November 07, 2006

I’m certain that news of my resignation will disappoint readers who have enjoyed my columns critiquing UNC-Wilmington’s leftist orthodoxy over the last several years.

Thomas Sowell | November 07, 2006

There is no real question that Democrats are more skilled at politics than the Republicans are. Democrats are more articulate, not to say glib, and they know how to stick together.

David Limbaugh | November 07, 2006

If you believe the polls, there is a frightening disconnect in American politics today.

Debra J. Saunders | November 07, 2006

See how the left tries to politicize science and stifle dissenting points of view in academia: Meet Thomas Bonnicksen, a Texas A&M University professor emeritus in forest science and paid advisory board member of the industry group the Forest Foundation. Bonnicksen's big sin: He supports selective cutting of trees in national forests.

Paul Greenberg | November 07, 2006

How many candidate interviews did we conduct here at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette during this finally, finally concluded election campaign - 20, 30, 40? Let's just say it was enough for the mathematical concept of infinity to take on real meaning.

Larry Kudlow | November 07, 2006

A series of late-October, early November surprises has turned the midterm elections into a real horse race.

Joel Mowbray | November 07, 2006

Barring a cataclysmic event, Minnesotans today will elect the first-ever Muslim to the U.S. Congress, and odds are the media serenade won’t be far behind.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | November 07, 2006

The Maryland race for the U.S. Senate will once and for all answer the question: Can a black man really be a successful Republican?

Bill Murchison | November 07, 2006

Not nearly as many people pay rapt, reverent attention to the Episcopal Church as was the case in days of yore, when, seemingly, every other Wall Street financier, top diplomat and U.S. senator was Episcopalian.

Bruce Bartlett | November 07, 2006

As this is written, we do not know the outcome of Tuesday's elections -- and may not for some days, due to recounts and court challenges. Nevertheless, we can safely predict certain things will occur on Wednesday.

Mon, Nov 06, 2006

Hugh Hewitt | November 06, 2006

Karl Rove joined Hugh Hewitt on his radio program Monday to discuss polliing, House races, the Senate and all things Election 2006.

Rich Lowry | November 06, 2006

The recriminations over the Iraq War have long been raging, but now some of the war's staunchest supporters have joined the blamefest.

Daniel Simmons and Michael Keegan | November 06, 2006

People are increasingly frustrated with politics because too often candidates promise more than they can deliver. The proponents of Proposition 87 are guilty of the same thing, making big claims about the measure that in reality do not measure up.

Burt Prelutsky | November 06, 2006

The first principle of the Hippocratic Oath, which all physicians are sworn to abide by, is: Do no harm. I don’t want to be regarded as a nitpicker, but, as standards go, I’d say that’s a pretty measly one.

William F. Buckley | November 06, 2006

A newsman pressed me a couple of days ago on the matter of the Senate election in Connecticut. Whom would I vote for?

Roger Schlesinger | November 06, 2006

A question that I ask myself all the time is what would I do with all the free time most of the world thinks I need?

Rich Galen | November 06, 2006

The breathless predictions in the Popular Press this past weekend in trying to convince us that election day will not just leave the GOP as the minority party, but as a minor party may be, as they say, premature.

Mike Adams | November 06, 2006

For years, people have asked me why I switched from being a left-wing Democrat to a right-wing Republican. When I'm not in the mood to talk, I give a one-word response: reality. When I'm feeling more verbose, I give a two-word response: affirmative action.

Cliff May | November 06, 2006

According to polls and pundits, voters will soon turn the keys to the House and possibly the Senate over to the Democrats. Less easy to forecast: what that would mean for foreign policy in general and the war in Iraq in particular.

Frank Gaffney | November 06, 2006

We are, by nature, an optimistic people. That optimism may be much in evidence at the polls across America Tuesday.

Nathan Tabor | November 06, 2006

I find it interesting that, in today’s maniacal media world, conservatives are taken to task for every syllable they utter, but liberals are given a pass.

Thomas Sowell | November 06, 2006

This year's elections are not only contests between Democrats and Republicans, they are contests in which the mainstream media are not simply observers and reporters but active partisans.

Michael Barone | November 06, 2006

Behind all these statements is an unspoken assumption that American service members are incompetent and vicious.

Suzanne Fields | November 06, 2006

John Kerry's insult actually offered a little insight. His "advice" to students at Pasadena City College in California would have been conventional wisdom on almost any "elite" campus

Debra J. Saunders | November 06, 2006

It is a sign of how out-of-touch San Francisco is from the rest of the country when most voters here consider House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi a moderate. No, make that: too moderate.

Kathryn Lopez | November 06, 2006

If abortion really were so conducive to women's happiness and success, seems strange that we have groups and Web sites dedicated to post-abortion healing. We even have the occasional abortion clinic that gives women a time and place to mourn their lost children.

Donald Lambro | November 06, 2006

Two things will likely happen if the Democrats regain control of Congress Tuesday: Federal social welfare spending will go up and the core of the Republican tax cuts will be repealed.

Phyllis Schlafly | November 06, 2006

Same-sex marriage is not the only goal of the gay rights movement. It's becoming clear that another goal is the suppression of Americans' First Amendment right to criticize the gay agenda.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | November 06, 2006

During the past 16 months, this reader figures he's paid close to $7,000 in 401(k) fees. When he complained to his company about what he considered to be a bloated tab, here's the response he got: "Suck it up. There is nothing you can do about it."

William F. Buckley | November 06, 2006

It is Lieberman vs. Ned Lamont, the other Democrat. And the political drama in Connecticut isn't just among the candidates. It has to do with the future of the Democratic Party -- and that future affects everyone.

James J. Kilpatrick | November 06, 2006

The field includes a minister's brief homily, an author's introduction, a student's book report and, more particularly, an editor's editorials.

Robert Novak | November 06, 2006

Since GOP policy aimed to prevent Democrats from "nationalizing" scattered congressional elections Tuesday, what was the president doing in the national spotlight crowding out House and Senate candidates?

Star Parker | November 06, 2006

Recent polls done by AP/Ipsos Public Affairs/AOL do not paint a pretty picture regarding the current disposition of black voters toward the state of the country and toward the Republican Party.

Ken Connor | November 06, 2006

In 1979, Jerry Falwell and his Moral Majority burst onto the political scene. After spending a few decades in the political wilderness, evangelical Christians had once again found their voice.

Steve Chapman | November 06, 2006

Admitting an excluded group to an institution doesn't necessarily weaken the institution.

Sun, Nov 05, 2006

Paul Jacob | November 05, 2006

Are L.A. voters stupid? Will they see through the sleazy tactics of the city's Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters?

Ruben Navarrette Jr., | November 05, 2006

We may have just witnessed the end of what was expected to be John Kerry's encore bid for the White House. Chances are the former Swift boat captain will not be reporting for duty as the Democratic nominee in two years. And for that, the country can be grateful.

George Will | November 05, 2006

As ballpark vendors say, you can't enjoy the game without a score card. Here is one for Tuesday night.

Kevin McCullough | November 05, 2006

John Kerry hasn't tucked tail and run this fast since his third "purple heart" in Vietnam.