November was a big month for corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Being semi-“out there” in the public eye via my Townhall.com column, ‘net presence, ministry, a little TV and my radio show, I get to hear from a lot of people. One thing I hear constantly from single girls is their dating and marital horror stories. I hear comments like, “Guys are jackasses, jerks, scum, sleaze bags, dufuses, low lifes, lazy, abusive, etc. . . .”
House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, on the heels of being rejected in her choice of majority leader, is being urged by prominent Democrats to avoid further embarrassment and not name Rep. Alcee Hastings as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
One of the most fascinating early American stories is the "sale" of Manhattan Island. The story goes that some Dutch colonists traded beads and other trinkets to the Indians for the land, acquiring the island for what amounted to $24 worth of goods.
Thanksgiving is just about my favorite holiday—a wonderful combination of family, faith, and American-style religious freedom. I love the story of those hardy Pilgrims, and I love eating turkey and pumpkin pie and gathering with family.
"Our own successful three-week war, but their failed three-year peace." Such a self-serving disclaimer might best sum up the change of heart of several neoconservative former supporters of the Iraq war — at least according to interviews that appear in the current issues of Vanity Fair and the New Yorker magazines.
Our popular holiday rituals are bifurcated between the sacred and the secular; between the very worldly commercial extravaganza of Christmas as offered by our department stores -- when they have the guts to employ the word "Christmas" -- and Christianity celebrating the birth of Our Lord.
And, truth be told, plenty in America today is hardly just a 20-lb. turkey on the table. It's a $500-$600 Sony PlayStation 3 in the home entertainment center. Which seems to have turned our notion of "survival" into what we do until Sony comes out with PlayStation 4.
Republican officials were still sifting through the post-election debris this week to figure out how much real damage Democrats inflicted on the GOP's power base.
Sometimes Americans need a sympathetic foreigner, such as Hodgson, to remind them of the dignity of what they are doing, on this day, and all others.
Two, four, six eight, who will we not appreciate? One explanation of this month's elections is that the "values voters" of 2004 became the "integrity voters" of 2006, punishing Republicans for evidencing and tolerating poor values. If the GOP doesn't do better over these next two years, it will pay at the polls again in 2008.
It would be no great ordeal for Holland America to add Fox's news coverage to CNN's on its cruise liners, but of course it would cause an uproar among militant liberals, who not only prefer CNN but would like to strangle Fox in its crib if they could.
If only we could get Muslims to boycott all airlines, we could dispense with airport security altogether.
Sacha Baron Cohen, the Orthodox Jewish comedian from England, has an uncanny ability to make suckers of us all. Case in point: I'm giving even more free publicity to "Borat," the most overpublicized comedy in modern memory.
As the line of Republican candidates running for the White House in 2008 begins to form, there is one candidate making preparations to run whose name voters outside of San Diego and Washington will be hard-pressed to recognize, but that could change in time. I'm speaking of the outgoing chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, California Rep. Duncan Hunter.
Some Americans look to European countries such as France, Germany and its Scandinavian neighbors and suggest that we adopt some of their economic policies. I agree, we should look at Europe for the lessons they can teach us. Dr. Daniel Mitchell, research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, does just that in his paper titled "Fiscal Policy Lessons from Europe."
These are not the words of a moderate. They are the words of a man who fits right in with his radical base.
November 22nd. In the middle of the car wreck or the plunge down the mountainside, or in the mind of the drowning, time slows, then stops-the way it does for some Americans every year when the page of the calendar is torn away and today's date revealed: November 22nd.
In 1994 Milton Friedman wrote a letter to Policy Review to complain that the magazine, then published by the Heritage Foundation, had inaccurately described his mentor and friend F.A. Hayek as a conservative.
We were on board a large ship, where a week of seminars at sea was being guided by a dozen celebrants of conservative doctrine. One was to have been Friedman himself, but when the boat pulled away from San Diego, bound for Mexico, Friedman was in a hospital in San Francisco.
While deriding Christian conservatives for their alleged “intolerance,” “ignorance” and “fanaticism,” the religious leftists manage to turn off most religious believers of even moderate outlook with their own displays of arrogance and radicalism, and their smug dismissal of traditional values.
The day after Michigan's citizens voted to ban the use of racial and gender preferences by public institutions, the president of the University of Michigan gave an embittered speech telling them to take a long walk off a short pier.
A consensus seems to be developing that only a “regional solution” embracing Iran and Syria can extract the United States from Iraq without jeopardy to those who have stood with us and without damage to both our reputation and Bush’s place in history.
Even without my vote, though, you’re going to be my senator for the next six years, and I’d like to see you succeed. However, so far you’re sounding more like a redistributionist Ted Kennedy clone than a conservative who voted for George W. Bush in 2000. Let’s look at some of your odd assertions in the Nov. 15 Wall Street Journal.
It's easy to characterize religion as a blood-thirsty enterprise, a perpetrator of witch hunts, crusades, and religious jihad. Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins have raised such charges recently in their popular books. But has Christianity been the cause of such evil, or does the truth turn out to be just the opposite?
It used to be, in the old days, that the biggest decision new parents had to make was the name of their baby. The one thing they didn’t have to decide was the kid’s sex—that decision had been made for them, all they have to do is take a peek. That would be that.
Well, not any more, at least not in New York City.
This Thanksgiving the crazy uncle was a Democratic congressman from New York and soon-to-be chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Actually, the Democrats have plenty of crazy uncles — and aunts for that matter — but Charles Rangel took the drumstick this time.
I realize Democrats won the elections, but I believe the last thing the president should do the next two years is retreat from his agenda or extend the hand of bipartisanship to liberal Democrats who will only bite it off to a nub anyway.
The Iraqis, considered as a unit, may not lust for the blessings and challenges of liberty, nor the North Koreans, yet Friedman's mark -- deep and comprehensive -- is on many a nation in Asia and eastern Europe and Latin America. He changed the world. In part.
Here we are, longer in this war in Mesopotamia than America fought in World War I or World War II against Germany; yet, consider what our commander in chief -- a successor to war presidents Lincoln, Wilson and FDR -- is even now seeking to discover.
If you own a cash-value life insurance policy, you could have insurance agents pestering you to sell it.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has gone on an appeasement spree and no one seems to mind. On Friday, Blair gave a marquis interview to Al-Jazeera's new psychological warfare platform - its English-language channel - to celebrate its launch.
The media are repetitiously posing the post-election question: Will President George W. Bush now work with the Democrats? The bigger question the media fail to ask is, will he work with Republicans?
After Arnold Schwarzenegger lost all four of the initiatives he sponsored in the California special election in 2005, he told the people of the Golden State that “I’ve heard you. I’m going to change.” He did.
There are those who claim the in-vogue idea of municipalities banning landlords from renting to illegal immigrants is cruel, inhumane and heavy-handed. But, for me, the real problem with such bans is that they're dishonest, misdirected, and destined to fail.
In October 1976, the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in economics to Milton Friedman. At the time, I was working at my first job out of college on the staff of the National Taxpayers Union, a libertarian lobby group in Washington, and my sister was a graduate student of Friedman's at the University of Chicago. Hearing of this connection, my boss had an idea: send me to Chicago to get him to endorse NTU's proposed constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget.