Sat, Dec 02, 2006

Kathryn Lopez | December 02, 2006

Thanksgiving passes and it's "War on Christmas" time - what an awful concept and a waste of time.

Robert Novak | December 02, 2006

Sen. Harry Reid, leading the Senate's new Democratic majority, is framing next year's schedule in a way that will make it difficult, if not impossible, for President Bush to give recess appointments to nominees blocked for confirmation.

Doug Giles | December 02, 2006

Barack Obama is to Christianity what Michael Jackson is to heterosexuality. He might be one, but he’s not the poster child for the cause.

Larry Kudlow | December 02, 2006

Paul Krugman is pessimistic about the economy -- which is not necessarily breaking news. But it never hurts to check in with one of the more bleak economic prognosticators of our day. What’s Krugman worrying about now?

Wayne Winegarden | December 02, 2006

The slippery slope toward socialism continues to threaten our freedom, but it does so in a less obvious manner. The vibrancy of the modern Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movement stands as a testament to this continued threat.

Fri, Dec 01, 2006

Anne Yasmine Rassam | December 01, 2006

President Bush’s 2002 definition of the axis of evil included North Korea, Iraq and Iran—Syria didn’t make the list. Given Syria’s actions over the last decade, why not?

Ken Connor | December 01, 2006

Other than the unborn, no single age group in the United States suffers from a diminished view of the value of human life more than the elderly.

Dr. Elizabeth Kantor | December 01, 2006

It’s official: you spend tens of thousands of dollars to send your kids to college. In return, the colleges turn out graduates who are more ignorant than when they enrolled.

Rebecca Hagelin | December 01, 2006

Charlie Rangel is actually making an argument for Kerry’s “joke” -- that our troops are ignorant and motivated by nothing higher than self-interest.

Nathan Tabor | December 01, 2006

There are certain words that we teach our children are off-limits in our homes. We want our children to be respectful in their speech—to avoid vulgarities and obscenities that trivialize sex and the functions of the human body. We want our children to speak with dignity and grace—to communicate even disagreement with civility and style.

Rich Galen | December 01, 2006

Virginia's newest senator tried to avoid President Bush. Democrat James Webb declined to stand in a presidential receiving line or to have his picture taken with the man he had often criticized on the stump this fall. But it wasn't long before Bush found him.

Rich Tucker | December 01, 2006

The five-page document was leaked to The New York Times. Maybe Patrick Fitzgerald can launch a two-year, multimillion-dollar investigation to get to the bottom of that leak.

Mary Katharine Ham | December 01, 2006

Should you bother taking the time to try to figure it out? You’ll be glad you did. Stick with me.

Ed Feulner | December 01, 2006

It’s always a pleasant surprise when a government program works well and accomplishes what it was set up to do. And it’s always unpleasant, but never really a surprise, when a successful program is hampered by government’s tendency to micromanage. Both are happening right now.

Brent Bozell | December 01, 2006

Every once in a blue moon, a TV network is forced to acknowledge that there is such a concept as broadcast standards.

David Limbaugh | December 01, 2006

In this self-congratulatory age of multiculturalism and hyper-tolerance, what religion other than Christianity is treated as inherently offensive?

Mona Charen | December 01, 2006

What would happen to the already high divorce rate if people had to spend the better part of two centuries together?

Oliver North | December 01, 2006

It wasn't supposed to be this way -- packing up for an eighth trip to document the war in Iraq. The war I'm going back to was supposed to be over by now. I've said as much in this column and on the air in hundreds of broadcasts for FOX News Channel while embedded with U.S. and Iraqi troops. But it's not over.

Pat Buchanan | December 01, 2006

A few days back, the "Today" show, speaking for NBC News, declared Iraq a "civil war," and said the network and CNBC and MSNBC would henceforth use that term to describe it.

Diana West | December 01, 2006

Did anybody really need a leaked memo from the National Security Agency to figure out that Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki is incapable of stopping the carnage in Iraq?

Donald Lambro | December 01, 2006

Is the White House being slowly but inexorably nudged toward a long-term withdrawal of U.S. combat forces in Iraq's war zones next year?

Rich Tucker | December 01, 2006

Well, life is now imitating art, but it’s giving us a mirror image -- one that’s the exact opposite of the truth. As an example, Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., wants to bring back the draft.

Charles Krauthammer | December 01, 2006

What do people think we've been doing for the last five years? True, the president's rhetoric has a tendency to go soaringly Wilsonian, e.g. the banishing tyranny stuff in his second inaugural address.

Paul Weyrich | December 01, 2006

Rarely do conservatives look to President Franklin D. Roosevelt for inspiration. The same can be said of Gerald R. Ford, who was forced to fend off a challenge from Ronald Reagan for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1976.

Burt Prelutsky | December 01, 2006

By this time, I think most of us have had it up to here with Mel Gibson and Michael Richards. Still, I think a summing-up is in order.

Kathleen Parker | December 01, 2006

When does an elephant become an elephant? That is the question.

Thu, Nov 30, 2006

Rich Lowry | November 30, 2006

It will be manifestly good for the country if it elects a president in 2008 who doesn't elicit yowling hatred from the other side.

Michael Fumento | November 30, 2006

The U.S. assault on Fallujah in November 2004, widely perceived as the greatest coalition victory of the Iraq war, ended enemy control over the city. But advance notice of the attack meant that most of the fighters killed were probably seeking martyrdom.

William Perry Pendley | November 30, 2006

In 1998, ranchers in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming were told by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that, under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), they had to give up 238,000 acre - feet of water annually to "save" species along the North Platte River in Nebraska. Not that they had anything against the ESA - listed fish and birds, covetous FWS bureaucrats, or downstream Cornhuskers; but, to ensure their economic survival, they needed the water themselves. Their ancestors had long ago put that water to "beneficial use" growing crops and watering livestock; therefore, they had the right to use it in perpetuity. There must be a better way, thought the ranchers.

Doug Giles | November 30, 2006

Sen. Barack Obama is to Christianity what Michael Jackson is to heterosexuality.

Patrick K. O’Donnell | November 30, 2006

In We Were One, I write from a unique perspective, because I marched—and fought—alongside the Marines, even as the fatalities mounted. I have captured the sensory details as well as the human drama of men fighting and dying for each other and their country best described in this excerpt from We Were One.

Victor Davis Hanson | November 30, 2006

With the gruesome killing of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, Vladimir Putin's Russia stands accused of poisoning yet another critic.

Hugh Hewitt | November 30, 2006

The Wounded Warrior Center is home to up to a few dozen Marines completing their rehabilitation from wounds suffered in the war or in training for the war.

Ann Coulter | November 30, 2006

The six imams removed from a US Airways flight last week have apparently adopted my suggestion that if they really want to protest the airline, instead of boycotting US Airways, they should start flying it frequently.

Cal Thomas | November 30, 2006

Taking a page from the unpublished O.J. Simpson book, if I were a terrorist, what would be my domestic strategy for bringing America to its knees?

Suzanne Fields | November 30, 2006

Every age is ripe for satire, but ours is unusually so. With all the television reality shows, the instant news cable channels and the politically correct sourpusses demanding censorship, satire pricks pomposity, pokes fun with impunity and laughs at unacceptable thoughts given voice.

Debra J. Saunders | November 30, 2006

Co-chaired by former Secretary of State James Baker, a Republican, and former House International Relations Committee Chair Lee Hamilton, a Democrat, the ISG calls itself "a bipartisan group of senior individuals who have had distinguished careers in public service."

Matt Towery | November 30, 2006

The public is always entertained by watching celebrities fumble and crumble. Some recent events illustrate why this cruel and clinical voyeurism applies doubly to lawyers.

Donald Lambro | November 30, 2006

When Congress passed the Medicare drug-benefit program in 2003, it was attacked fiercely by conservative critics for its colossal cost estimates and by Democrats for not exerting price controls.

James J. Kilpatrick | November 30, 2006

So much money! And all Laws got was this lousy credit line? In February 2003, she sued Sony in California's state courts, charging the producer with misappropriation of her name and voice.

George Will | November 30, 2006

Wednesday's Washington Post reported that at a White House reception for newly elected members of Congress, Webb "tried to avoid President Bush," refusing to pass through the reception line or have his picture taken with the president.

Alan Reynolds | November 30, 2006

The word "populist" is a strange choice -- an indefinable expression used by irrational hot-heads of all sorts. The last time the hard left made a serious effort to seize that old "populist" label was in 1972, when the late Jack Newfield and Jeff Greenfield (now with CNN) wrote "A Populist Manifesto."

Roger Schlesinger | November 30, 2006

Good news abounds everywhere as it is the time that Santa is making his list and checking it twice. The elves are hard at work and visions of great times are rolling through our brains.

Alan Reynolds | November 30, 2006

"Here Come the Economic Populists," according to New York Times reporter Louis Uchitelle. Thanks for the warning, Lou.

Matt Towery | November 30, 2006

The public is always entertained by watching celebrities fumble and crumble. Some recent events illustrate why this cruel and clinical voyeurism applies doubly to lawyers.

Joel Mowbray | November 30, 2006

Within 48 hours of the enactment of the latest Middle East ceasefire, both Palestinian factions that signed on the dotted line violated the agreement by firing Qassam rockets into civilian areas, with the explicit goal of killing as many innocent Israelis as possible.

David Strom | November 30, 2006

Democrats often get their hackles up whenever anyone questions their judgment on anything military.

Emmett Tyrrell | November 30, 2006

When Ronald Reagan's former secretary of the Navy, James Webb, eked out victory against the Republican Sen. George Allen in Virginia, what did the Democrats gain?

Robert Novak | November 30, 2006

No mere movie, it offers hope for the beleaguered anti-abortion movement to reverse the political tide running against it.

Marvin Olasky | November 30, 2006

We northern hemisphere folks are beginning the darkest month of the year -- but in the last third of December the tide turns, naturally and supernaturally.

Larry Elder | November 30, 2006

Here's my holiday wish list:

Wed, Nov 29, 2006

Ann Coulter | November 29, 2006

The six imams removed from a US Airways flight last week have apparently adopted my suggestion that if they really want to protest the airline, instead of boycotting US Airways, they should start flying it frequently.

David Keene | November 29, 2006

An old Democratic friend of mine stopped by the Monocle last week and while there ran into a Democratic senator of long acquaintance. The Senator was, of course, quite pleased with the outcome of the election and is looking forward to the perks and responsibilities that go with being in the majority.

George Will | November 29, 2006

Senator-Elect Webb certainly has conveyed what he is: a boor.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 29, 2006

Almost a hundred years ago, Sigmund Freud famously asked, “What do women want?” In political terms, the answer is unmistakable: What women want is a woman president. And their voting preferences are showing how strongly they feel.

Herman Cain | November 29, 2006

Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) wants to reinstate the military draft, yet fellow Democratic Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY) says Rangel does not really want a draft, and that we should "read between the lines" of his proposal.

Rich Galen | November 29, 2006

It has to do with Nancy Pelosi - who is quickly becoming as radioactive as the now-infamous polonium-210. We'll call her: Pelosium-2007.

Hugh Hewitt | November 29, 2006

With the declaration Monday by NBC that Iraq's woes would henceforth be branded a "civil war" by the network, everything changed.

Michelle Malkin | November 29, 2006

You will not read one of the most significant stories of the week out of Iraq on the front page of The New York Times. CNN will not make it headline news. The Associated Press has yet to touch it.

John Stossel | November 29, 2006

The New York Times and Washington Post editorialize about America's "stinginess." Former President Jimmy Carter says when it comes to helping others, "The rich states don't give a damn."

Walter E. Williams | November 29, 2006

Unlike today's Americans, the founders of our nation were suspicious, if not contemptuous, of government. Consider just a few of their words.

Brent Bozell | November 29, 2006

If we were to believe liberals, the last several years could be dubbed the Age of Propaganda -- what scandalized columnist Frank Rich, who knows quite a lot about this subject, calls the "decline and fall of truth."

Jonah Goldberg | November 29, 2006

Now that the Democrats have taken over Congress, they are promising to "fix" Medicare Part D by making it more government-run, more generous to better-off recipients, and much less profitable for those evil disease-curing drug companies.

Tony Blankley | November 29, 2006

The pope believes in the need for deep, honest dialogue, premised on the need for reciprocity between Christians and Muslims. But as a man of honest faith and scholarship he refuses to go beyond where the teachings of his faith can take him.

Michael Medved | November 29, 2006

Middle class insecurity is such an obvious, overwhelming factor for so many tens of millions of Americans that one can only marvel that both of our major political parties have done so little to address or temper it.

Terry Jeffrey | November 29, 2006

Suppose there were a law that forced you to pay a government agency for apples you were supposed to feed your children.

Ben Shapiro | November 29, 2006

You are sitting in the concourse of an airport, preparing for your flight, when out of the corner of your eye, you spot six Arab men praying loudly in Arabic.

Austin Bay | November 29, 2006

In 1980, Washington Post reporter Janet Cooke wrote a story titled "Jimmy's World," the startling tale of an 8-year-old "third-generation heroin addict" living in Washington, D.C.

Linda Chavez | November 29, 2006

Is Iraq in a civil war? Outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says the country is on the verge.

Paul Greenberg | November 29, 2006

Reflecting national trends, the news just keeps getting better for Democrats here in Arkansas.

Paul Greenberg | November 29, 2006

Good shoemakers grow rarer and rarer, and those who have found one are well advised to stick with him - even though he claims to be retired. Just hand him a pair of shoes in need of heels-and-a-half-sole, and he won't be able to resist making them presentable again. It's a matter of pride.

Jacob Sullum | November 29, 2006

A Jersey City ordinance that takes effect on Dec. 11 bars sex offenders from living within 2,500 feet of a school, day-care center, park, playground, sports facility, library, theater or convenience store. These zones cover the entire city.

Maggie Gallagher | November 29, 2006

It takes a lot of faith to believe that any good will come of Pope Benedict's visit to Turkey -- but of course, Benedict has that in spades.

William F. Buckley | November 29, 2006

By the time this dispatch is read, Pope Benedict XVI will be in Turkey and, inevitably, adding to the confusion in that part of the world.

Kathleen Parker | November 29, 2006

The republic would seem to be in good health, if not sound mind, when hurt feelings and public embarrassment are the picadors of public passion.

James J. Kilpatrick | November 29, 2006

In its petition to the Supreme Court, Laws' counsel argues that if Judge Bybee's opinion is affirmed, the likeness of any prominent person could be used without his consent on any licensed work that is subject to copyright.

Tue, Nov 28, 2006

Lee S. Wishing, III | November 28, 2006

Many Americans participated in consumerism - gone - wild sales during the Thanksgiving holiday. Should we be thankful for this retail madness these sales generate?

Janet M. LaRue | November 28, 2006

Yes, Virginia, there is a Jesus! "MERRY CHRISTMAS!!" It's His birthday, and it's okay to say it.

Mike Gallagher | November 28, 2006

The story out of New York City about the police shooting the guy at his bachelor party the night before his wedding has all the human drama one would expect.

Thomas Sowell | November 28, 2006

One of the most pervasive political visions of our time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and conservatives as less caring.

Larry Elder | November 28, 2006

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

David Limbaugh | November 28, 2006

It seems like everyone wants to be like Ronald Reagan these days -- at least those with presidential aspirations.

Cal Thomas | November 28, 2006

Following the election that will put them in the majority come January, Democratic leaders announced that they had taken the pledge. Things would be different, they said.

Dennis Prager | November 28, 2006

Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress, has announced that he will not take his oath of office on the Bible, but on the bible of Islam, the Koran. He should not be allowed to do so.

Phyllis Schlafly | November 28, 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.

James J. Kilpatrick | November 28, 2006

First, a caveat: There is no rule -- absolutely NO rule -- against using nouns as adjectives! The supposed rule is an old grammarian's crotchet, to be prudently ignored.

William Rusher | November 28, 2006

Now that the elections are over and the Democrats have won, it is clear that America's policy in Iraq is going to undergo significant changes.

Bruce Bartlett | November 28, 2006

Leading up to the election, many conservatives were wailing about how the world was going to come to an end if Democrats won. Well, the world is still here...

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | November 28, 2006

As it turned out, my mom was a master at motivating fourth-graders, but she knew less than a dilettante about what was inside her retirement account.

Bill Murchison | November 28, 2006

B-b-but … what about all those Christians trying to take over America?!!

Mon, Nov 27, 2006

Pat Buchanan | November 27, 2006

Whoever poisoned Alexander Litvinenko had two goals: a long and lingering death for the KGB defector and pointing a finger of accusation for his killing right in the face of Vladimir Putin.

Rich Lowry | November 27, 2006

Is President Bush still the nation's commander in chief? Yes, he continues to return the salute when boarding Marine One, but it's a role he sometimes seems on the verge of abdicating.

Phyllis Schlafly | November 27, 2006

The biggest electoral bloc of the "they" who are seeking friends is the middle class, which includes people variously labeled blue-collar workers, skilled workers or Reagan Democrats. They are the swing voters, often called the moveables.

Don Kroah | November 27, 2006

In announcing a volunteer cadre of more than 930 allied attorneys available across the nation prepared to combat efforts to censor Christmas celebrations in schools and on public property, the Alliance Defense Fund noted that surveys indicate 95% of Americans celebrate Christmas.

Frank Gaffney | November 27, 2006

We are, as the saying goes, between Iraq and a hard place. Unfortunately, events this week seem likely to drive us inexorably closer to the hard place – one that is going to be a lot worse than what we have seen in Iraq so far.

Chuck Colson | November 27, 2006

You may know that Harvard University was founded to train men for the clergy. And you surely know that Harvard has long since abandoned its religious roots. But if a faculty panel has its way, religion will once again play a role in the education of Harvard students.

Cliff May | November 27, 2006

Iraq is a mess. We have come to that conclusion because virtually every day we see innocent Iraqis slaughtered by suicide-bombers. Of all the possible responses, the most perverse may be this: To propose that Americans pull out of Iraq, abandoning innocent Iraqis to the tender mercies of those dispatching the terrorists.

Henry Edmondson | November 27, 2006

Not only is it useful but fashionable as well. The Washington Post reports that commas have made a comeback! This is, without a doubt, a welcome fashion statement as well dressed paragraphs have been hard to find.

Rich Galen | November 27, 2006

Russian spy-turned-dissident Alexander Litvinenko died in a London hospital last week having been poisoned by what authorities now believe was a lethal dose of an isotope of a rare element known as polonium-210.

Michael Barone | November 27, 2006

What will the Democrats do with their majorities in Congress? The 2006 campaign was pretty much an idea-free zone and provides only a few clues.

Suzanne Fields | November 27, 2006

President Bush has resubmitted the nomination, but despite what everyone says is his good job, he's unlikely even to get an up-or-down vote in the new, kinder, gentler Democratic Senate.

Debra J. Saunders | November 27, 2006

The hate chased Gartenstein-Ross from Islam, but only after it sucked him into believing that unacceptable actions were holy.

Paul Greenberg | November 27, 2006

A confession: It took me quite a while to see anything much to this Milton Friedman fellow.

Robert Novak | November 27, 2006

In every televised tableau of victorious Democrats, the long, smiling face of Sen. Charles Schumer has been positioned beside the next House speaker or Senate majority leader. He deserved the place of honor for his paramount role in achieving a Senate majority that nobody expected.

Carol Platt Liebau | November 27, 2006

Inevitably, along with the well-deserved condemnation of Richards’ disgusting behavior came the predictable denunciations of American society as a hotbed of racism.

Burt Prelutsky | November 27, 2006

People who are aware that I used to be a registered Democrat often ask me if I’ve lost many friends once I became such an ardent Conservative.

Jeff Emanuel | November 27, 2006

Now that you have had nearly a month to recover from the midterm election, I would like to humbly suggest that you once again focus your attention on the situation in Iraq, and its resolution.

Mike Adams | November 27, 2006

This Christmas, buy a friend a gun

Star Parker | November 27, 2006

Let's take a closer look at so-called comedian Michael Richards' racist outburst that is capturing so much press and airtime.

Rich Galen | November 27, 2006

Tuesday I had something called a "Nuclear Cardiac Stress Test" which I passed, but which left - are you ready? - ISOTOPES inside of me.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | November 27, 2006

During standing room only plays or “dramanars”, Pastor Deron Cloud gives biblically based answers to the most pressing problems of the twenty something crowd. Many young black adults that Cloud is reaching have been written off by the rest of the world.

Sun, Nov 26, 2006

George Will | November 26, 2006

With Americans launching the Christmas season by storming the stores, let us recall when consumption had an exuberance remembered now only by those who experienced the 1950s.

Kevin McCullough | November 26, 2006

The problem for Rosie is - she's wrong. There is no DNA component that forces her to engage in sexual activity with anyone - much less someone of her same gender.

Paul Jacob | November 26, 2006

We sure taught ’em a lesson, eh? A lesson they could ignore.