Sat, Nov 25, 2006

Tom Borelli | November 25, 2006

November was a big month for corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Burt Prelutsky | November 25, 2006

I’m going to share a recent experience I had that will help explain why I hold most politicians, including even those with whom I agree on most issues, in such low regard.

Doug Giles | November 25, 2006

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. . . .”

Robert Novak | November 25, 2006

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.

Roger Schlesinger | November 25, 2006

As a former member of the BC club (bad credit) I speak with too much experience. During the younger years of my being, with children and debts growing hand in hand, I was up to my eyebrows in financial problems.

Fri, Nov 24, 2006

Herman Cain | November 24, 2006

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.

Chuck Colson | November 24, 2006

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.

Victor Davis Hanson | November 24, 2006

"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.

Lorie Byrd | November 24, 2006

It’s funny the things that can trigger a memory. This week shopping for sweet potatoes to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner I couldn’t help but think of an incredible lady who passed away earlier this year.

Brent Bozell | November 24, 2006

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.

Jonah Goldberg | November 24, 2006

In his brilliant essay "The Great Relearning," Tom Wolfe recounts a "curious footnote to the hippie movement."

Mona Charen | November 24, 2006

Six imams got on a plane in Minneapolis. Accounts vary, but it seems that they were speaking in Arabic before boarding of their disgust with the U.S. war in Iraq and with American policy in general.

Oliver North | November 24, 2006

During the 2004 presidential campaign, the Democrats' standard bearer, John "Study or Get Stuck in Iraq" Kerry, was fond of claiming that if President Bush got re-elected, he would reinstate the draft.

Diana West | November 24, 2006

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.

Paul Greenberg | November 24, 2006

The latest critic of a Supreme Court ruling turns out to be the justice who supplied the key vote in its favor: Sandra Day O'Connor.

Doug Wilson | November 24, 2006

Last week Republicans got some very tough feedback from their customer – the people. The question now is, “What’s the lesson?”

Thu, Nov 23, 2006

Chuck Colson | November 23, 2006

Most of us know the story of the first Thanksgiving—at least, we know the Pilgrim version. But how many of us know the Indian viewpoint?

Larry Elder | November 23, 2006

Tennie Pierce, a black 19-year veteran firefighter, recently won a $2.7 million settlement from the Los Angeles City Council.

Suzanne Fields | November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving is our most satisfying holiday. It's still untouched by the dead hand of commercial exploitation, and remains the Proustian feast for adults of all ages.

Debra J. Saunders | November 23, 2006

Politically, Bush could use pardons to show that he cares about people who live outside the GOP circle.

Matt Towery | November 23, 2006

Democrat powerhouse Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) has already handed the GOP the first of what could be a cornucopia of ill-conceived proposals through which the Democrats will try to retake the White House in 2008.

Donald Lambro | November 23, 2006

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.

Donald Lambro | November 23, 2006

The death of Milton Friedman, pre-eminent champion of free markets, free trade and low taxes, has silenced the world's most articulate defender of capitalism and individual freedom.

William Rusher | November 23, 2006

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.

Marvin Olasky | November 23, 2006

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.

Alan Reynolds | November 23, 2006

The first significant article I ever published, in the summer of 1971, was about Milton Friedman. And he helped me to get it right.

Charles Krauthammer | November 23, 2006

Baron Cohen could easily have found what he seeks closer to home.

George Will | November 23, 2006

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.

Robert Novak | November 23, 2006

In the two weeks following the election, I have asked a wide assortment of Republican notables their opinion of the Rumsfeld sacking.

Wed, Nov 22, 2006

Nathan Tabor | November 22, 2006

The children of 21st century America are both profoundly blessed and incredibly challenged this Thanksgiving 2006.

Ann Coulter | November 22, 2006

If only we could get Muslims to boycott all airlines, we could dispense with airport security altogether.

William F. Buckley | November 22, 2006

Nancy Pelosi, the new speaker of the House, has told us that she will call up as maybe the very first order of business increasing the minimum wage. Here are the relevant facts:

Ross Mackenzie | November 22, 2006

Planets by the billions, a swedish turn, the noose for saddam, etc.

Jonah Goldberg | November 22, 2006

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.

Rick Amato | November 22, 2006

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.

Michelle Malkin | November 22, 2006

Give thanks we don't live in Bangladesh, where you can be put on trial for writing columns supporting Israel and condemning Muslim violence.

John Stossel | November 22, 2006

Last week, my "20/20" co-anchor, Elizabeth Vargas, returned from maternity leave. Her first story was on the "mommy wars."

Walter E. Williams | November 22, 2006

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."

Brent Bozell | November 22, 2006

For most of the last year, Rep. John Murtha has been placed on a pedestal by the major media, painted in red, white and blue hues as a "hawkish" Democrat who courageously declared we needed to "redeploy" (read: withdraw) from Iraq.

Tony Blankley | November 22, 2006

The decisions made on Iraq over the next few months will take the measure of America's maturity and sense of responsibility.

Ben Shapiro | November 22, 2006

These are not the words of a moderate. They are the words of a man who fits right in with his radical base.

Austin Bay | November 22, 2006

Last week's trip to Hanoi by President George W. Bush was about forging a new, positive relationship -- a new and better history.

Linda Chavez | November 22, 2006

Milton Friedman, a Nobel Laureate in economics who died at age 94 last week, was one lucky man.

Paul Greenberg | November 22, 2006

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.

Jacob Sullum | November 22, 2006

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.

Kathleen Parker | November 22, 2006

As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, they might add to the list of things for which they are grateful: Christian evangelicals.

William F. Buckley | November 22, 2006

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.

Michael Medved | November 22, 2006

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.

Steve Chapman | November 22, 2006

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.

Kathryn Lopez | November 22, 2006

The 2006 midterm elections may be over, but they are worth taking another look at before we become wedded to the wrong conclusions.

James J. Kilpatrick | November 22, 2006

First the good news: The Supreme Court will hear argument early next year in the sad case of a 19-year-old who tried to outrun some Georgia cops and wound up a paraplegic.

Tue, Nov 21, 2006

Rich Lowry | November 21, 2006

After careful deliberation, the 9/11 commission concluded that continuity in the leadership of the congressional intelligence committees doesn't matter.

Maggie Gallagher | November 21, 2006

It's fitting that a nation founded on rights, which are personal entitlements, should pause once a year to cultivate the opposite emotion.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 21, 2006

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.

Rich Tucker | November 21, 2006

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.

Gregory Koukl | November 21, 2006

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?

Chuck Colson | November 21, 2006

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.

Jonathan Garthwaite | November 21, 2006

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.

Mike Adams | November 21, 2006

I had a dream that I was invited to give a speech on feminism at The University of Massachusetts-Amherst. And in the dream I accepted the offer, largely because I wanted the money to buy another gun.

Roger Schlesinger | November 21, 2006

If life is a restaurant menu, then dessert is as much a part of life as broccoli. When I was young, dessert was everything – the culmination of life's banquet.

Thomas Sowell | November 21, 2006

Usually this would be too early to tell what the political alignment will be like when the new Congress convenes in January, with both Houses under the control of the Democrats.

Thomas Sowell | November 21, 2006

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld faded away more quickly and more quietly than almost anyone who has been so prominent and so controversial for so many years.

David Limbaugh | November 21, 2006

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.

Cal Thomas | November 21, 2006

There was another Milton Friedman many obituary writers overlooked, or mentioned only in passing, that may offer him an even greater legacy than his economic theories about limited government.

Dennis Prager | November 21, 2006

There are few personal confessions more likely to alienate many Americans than to admit to smoking.

Kathryn Lopez | November 21, 2006

If you're conservative like me, there are easy reasons to be ungrateful this month -- but, fact is, we live in a great country and the blessings are abundant.

James J. Kilpatrick | November 21, 2006

Robert Browning said it first, but the architect Mies van der Rohe made it famous: "Less is more." It's a fine rule for writers -- let us use only necessary words -- but "less is more" is not a rule to be followed blindly.

Janice Shaw Crouse | November 21, 2006

Continuing a trend that most notably started in 2000, women drove Election 2006. The women’s vote was a key to the Democratic victories of 2006.

Nathan Tabor | November 21, 2006

I’m beginning to understand what Samuel Clemens, aka, Mark Twain must have felt like when he somberly pronounced to an astonished reporter who thought the writer had passed away, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated!”

Bill Murchison | November 21, 2006

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.

Pat Buchanan | November 21, 2006

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.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | November 21, 2006

If you own a cash-value life insurance policy, you could have insurance agents pestering you to sell it.

Paul Weyrich | November 21, 2006

The zeal of Senator Thomas Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), for ending earmarks may exceed Kirch's and certainly is shared by few of his Senate colleagues.

Mon, Nov 20, 2006

Caroline Glick | November 20, 2006

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.

Phyllis Schlafly | November 20, 2006

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?

Frank Gaffney | November 20, 2006

Democratic political strategist Pat Caddell is one angry man. His is not the anger, however, of a typical partisan, seething at his opponents and gloating in their defeat on November 7th.

Hugh Hewitt | November 20, 2006

The destruction of the confirmation process for federal judges began with the nomination of Robert Bork to the United States Supreme Court and accelerated when Clarence Thomas was viciously attacked — but confirmed — in 1991.

Rich Galen | November 20, 2006

Could Nancy Pelosi have gotten off to a worse start? Thinking … Thinking … Thinking … No. She could not. That was as bad as it could have been. It was the answer to a Conservative's prayer.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | November 20, 2006

The next two years are a perfect time for wise conservatives to build bridges with the leaders of the “new black church”.

Craig Shirley | November 20, 2006

Scientists discovered recently that elephants can indeed see their reflection in a mirror but it was not reported whether or not they could also peer into their political souls.

Star Parker | November 20, 2006

Now, barely two weeks after the elections, at least some folks have got to be slapping their forehead, realizing they're watching the same lousy movie they walked out on 12 years ago.

La Shawn Barber | November 20, 2006

Liberals, blacks especially, tend to be easily offended by so-called racially insensitive remarks only when the speaker is a Republican or a conservative (not necessarily the same). Their white liberal comrades get a pass every time.

Michael Barone | November 20, 2006

Republicans who are saying that the party needs to go back to the principles of 1994 or Ronald Reagan should keep O'Neill's lesson in mind: Successful public policies render moot the issues that bring parties to power.

Suzanne Fields | November 20, 2006

Just when you think no one can come up with a genuine modern analogy to Nazi Germany, someone does. Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of the conservative Likud Party in Israel, offers a scary and wholly plausible comparison.

Robert Novak | November 20, 2006

While House Republicans reacted to stinging rejection from America's voters by refusing to change leadership, their Senate counterparts have tried to use their closing weeks in power to enact a last burst of pork-barrel spending.

Joel Mowbray | November 20, 2006

For those trying to learn election lessons, perhaps as good a place as any to start is in the state that received the most attention two years ago: Ohio.

Mike Adams | November 20, 2006

The principal purpose of this last note is to let you know that The University of Michigan is now the fifth institution of higher learning to be featured in my "Colleges to Avoid" series.

Burt Prelutsky | November 20, 2006

As a rule, I don’t write about movies. Although I reviewed them for more than a decade, I rarely bother seeing them these days.

Doug Wilson | November 20, 2006

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.

Roger Schlesinger | November 20, 2006

How many times have you kicked yourself around for apparently making the wrong decision on something that might have changed your life?

Sun, Nov 19, 2006

Ruben Navarrette Jr., | November 19, 2006

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.

George Will | November 19, 2006

Bloomberg has demonstrated, in both the public and private sectors, what the electorate cried out for on Election Day: "Competence, please."

Paul Jacob | November 19, 2006

A long life. A great cause. Many, many enduring lessons.

Steve Chapman | November 19, 2006

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.

Kevin McCullough | November 19, 2006

Why would Warren marry the moral equivalency of his pulpit - a sacred place of honor in evangelical tradition - to the inhumane, sick, and sinister evil that Obama has worked for as a legislator?

Paul Greenberg | November 19, 2006

One critic has called the picture, "hands down, the finest 19th century American painting."