Sat, Dec 09, 2006

Kathryn Lopez | December 09, 2006

There once was a man with a dream. He could have lived to see that, in so many ways, we heeded his message.

Donald Lambro | December 09, 2006

You rarely heard the words "economic growth" in the Democrats' campaign rhetoric this year. That's because there was little, if anything, in their agenda to promote it.

Doug Giles | December 09, 2006

Bill O’Reilly stated this week on “The Factor” (Tuesday, 12/5/06) that the West is failing to confront evil. Failing to confront evil? Heck, we’re scared to define it, much less take it head-on.

Robert Novak | December 09, 2006

Zalmay Khalilzad, who was announced this week as leaving as U.S. ambassador to Iraq, is the leading prospect to replace John Bolton as envoy to the United Nations.

Fri, Dec 08, 2006

Claudia Rosett | December 08, 2006

John Bolton's resignation this week as ambassador to the United Nations was hardly the result of his being - as some have charged - ineffective, or a bully, or abrasive.

Mary Katharine Ham | December 08, 2006

I know a Marine. He sits in a bar in North Carolina. He came there by way of Fallujah. The same close-cropped blonde fuzz glimmers on his head in the dim light as burned under the hot sun of Iraq.

Lt. Col. Scott Rutter | December 08, 2006

As we sit today at a crossroads in our War on Terror, I felt it was my civic duty to provide to you some of my own perspective on our path forward.

Pat Buchanan | December 08, 2006

The brutal honesty of the Baker-Hamilton commission about the situation in Iraq is accompanied by recommendations that are almost utopian in their unreality.

Diana West | December 08, 2006

I can't say I subscribe to Prager's logic -- and that goes for both his position that it should be the Bible or bust at private swearing-in ceremonies, and his amended notion that the Koran is OK by him so long as the Bible is there, too.

Rich Tucker | December 08, 2006

We ought to approach teen pregnancy the same way. Schools should explain to our children that premarital sex is dangerous. It leads to pregnancy and sometimes-deadly diseases including AIDS.

Rich Galen | December 08, 2006

It's a Friday. It's about three weeks before Christmas. There is just too much stuff to deal with so … Let's ignore it all.

Ben Shapiro | December 08, 2006

Mary Cheney, daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, is a lesbian. This is not a recent revelation, yet the media continues to treat it as one.

Hugh Hewitt | December 08, 2006

The almost instant reject of the central recommendations of the ISG Report by key officials in Iraq and Israel, and serious observers of the war is a refreshing bit of resolve.

Burt Prelutsky | December 08, 2006

The sad fact is that none of us is perfect. We all have any number of defects; some are physical, some emotional, some intellectual.

Kathleen Parker | December 08, 2006

The holiday season is upon us and the word is Barack. Everywhere I go, I get the same question: ``What about Barack Obama?''

Charles Krauthammer | December 08, 2006

Opponents of Putin have been falling like flies. Some jailed, some exiled, some killed.

Robert Novak | December 08, 2006

Over lunch in New York two weeks ago, John Bolton told me he was thinking about abandoning his long struggle for confirmation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and leaving government service.

Mona Charen | December 08, 2006

Instead of a sober new look at our options in Iraq, this report consists of platitudinous, utterly naive wishful thinking.

Oliver North | December 08, 2006

Unfortunately, the judgment of those with "boots on the ground" doesn't seem to much matter to the masters of the media and many of the power brokers on the Potomac.

Brent Bozell | December 08, 2006

One of the bold new frontiers in broadcast television's crusade to make the boob tube safe for profanity is the "news" excuse.

David Limbaugh | December 08, 2006

It's painful to watch the Iraq Study Group (ISG) selectively invoking our Cold War policies to support their recommendation that we negotiate with our enemies.

Lorie Byrd | December 08, 2006

Sometimes it is difficult, even as a seasoned observer, to make sense of the political world.

Mike Gallagher | December 08, 2006

Someone should pay for this woman’s death. Not just the man who pulled the trigger, but the bureaucrats who sat on their miserable fannies and allowed this broken system of immigration to continue.

Tim Chapman | December 08, 2006

As the final hours of the 109th Congress wind down, a handful of Senate conservatives have taken it upon themselves to ensure that the final act of the Republican Congressional majority will not be the passage of a bunch of pork-laden spending bills.

Matt Towery | December 08, 2006

While public opinion is all over the board as to what is or is not the most important issue to Americans, I argue that, for the first time, a series of foreign and domestic happenings are converging at once and threaten our nation as never before.

Jonah Goldberg | December 08, 2006

In Washington, sometimes it's preferable to be wrong in a group than to be right alone. Nothing demonstrates the triumph of this truism better than the release Wednesday of the final Iraq Study Group report.

Rebecca Hagelin | December 08, 2006

How awe-inspiring that God places no limits on becoming closer to Him -- and that the riches that come with service don’t fade with age or time and can’t be lost or stolen.

Thu, Dec 07, 2006

Ross Mackenzie | December 07, 2006

This is huge. The nation may be in the midst of a third Great Awakening.

Rich Lowry | December 07, 2006

If you don't yet believe that we live in a de facto caste system, just wait until the new Democratic economic populists take over Congress.

Jonathan Garthwaite | December 07, 2006

In the midst of the Iraq Study Group report, hearings on the next defense secretary, resigning U.N. ambassadors, and the ongoing war on terror, NASA decided this past Monday was the right time to announce that we'll all be living on the moon in 25 years.

Cal Thomas | December 07, 2006

By its own admission, the Iraq Study Group (ISG) has submitted a "flawed" report to the president, to Congress and to the American people.

Donald Lambro | December 07, 2006

The Republican Congress closes shop this month as Democrats prepare to take over the business and the special interests try to figure out what the changeover means for their agendas.

William Rusher | December 07, 2006

With the Congressional elections behind us, and the Baker-Hamilton commission's report published at last, the stage would now seem set for a major national debate on the central question: Should the United States continue to seek "victory" in Iraq (however that is defined), or withdraw its forces from that country and leave it to whatever its fate may be?

Victor Davis Hanson | December 07, 2006

Sixty years after Pearl Harbor came another surprise attack on U.S. soil, one that was, in some ways, even worse than the “Day of Infamy.”

Emmett Tyrrell | December 07, 2006

There are certain questions frequently asked of eminent minds in public that must be avoided lest that eminence reveal himself to be a moron or at least moronic in certain areas of intellectual endeavor.

Janice Shaw Crouse | December 07, 2006

Mary Cheney’s pregnancy poses problems not just for her child, but also for all Americans. Her action repudiates traditional values and sets an appalling example for young people at a time when father absence is the most pressing social problem facing the nation.

Larry Elder | December 07, 2006

"War is not the answer." So said the bumper sticker on the car I parked behind. Early for my haircut, I decided to sit a bit and ponder the gravity of that message.

Debra J. Saunders | December 07, 2006

Perhaps that is why the group produced a report with pronouncements that both sides of the Iraq war debate can embrace.

Alan Reynolds | December 07, 2006

The cover of The Economist features "The Falling Dollar," with George Washington's jaw dropping.

George Will | December 07, 2006

The Iraq Study Group, like the policy it was created to critique, was overtaken by the unexpectedly rapid crumbling of the U.S. position in Iraq.

Marvin Olasky | December 07, 2006

Each year for the past 19, I've served as a judge for the Media Research Center's awards for the year's worst journalistic outbursts.

Wed, Dec 06, 2006

Ann Coulter | December 06, 2006

The "bipartisan" Iraq panel has recommended that Iran and Syria can help stabilize Iraq. You know, the way Germany and Russia helped stabilize Poland in '39.

Jonah Goldberg | December 06, 2006

Going by my own shamelessly unscientific survey, I think it's fair to say that people want a clean break from the politics of the last two decades.

John Shadegg | December 06, 2006

In the next few months, perhaps in the next few weeks, we, as a nation, must make a decision. A decision that will affect not only our lives but those of our children and grandchildren.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 06, 2006

Now that Hillary has dropped the coy pretense of indecision that she used to justify her reelection to a Senate seat she no longer wants and has told friends that she plans to run for president, two questions present themselves: Can she win? And what kind of a president would she be?

Mike Gallagher | December 06, 2006

Sadly, John Bolton was exactly what this crumbling, corrupt, miserable organization called the United Nations desperately needed.

Roger Schlesinger | December 06, 2006

Wouldn't it be nice for you to have a home of your own for the holidays? The only one stopping you is you, but we'll get back to that in a while.

Mike Adams | December 06, 2006

The latest trend in “hire” education is for college administrators to censor the off-campus speech of their students.

Michelle Malkin | December 06, 2006

And the Oscar for Most Dishonest Performance By a Spoiled Expatriate American Actress Trying to Dig Herself Out of a Public Relations Hole goes to . . . Gwyneth Paltrow.

John Stossel | December 06, 2006

What distinguishes those who give from those who don't? It turns out there are many myths about that.

Walter E. Williams | December 06, 2006

While the man is gone, those of us who hold personal liberty as society's highest end will always remember his steadfast support of the principles of personal liberty.

Brent Bozell | December 06, 2006

The hubbub raised over six Islamic imams being removed from a US Airways flight in Minneapolis for suspicious behavior is the latest in a string of incidents underlining one consistent thread in the war on terror:

Tony Blankley | December 06, 2006

The nightmare of not having a national campaign to talk about -- now into its hideous 29th day -- is almost over.

Terry Jeffrey | December 06, 2006

History will surely examine with a cold eye whether the Bush administration looked carefully enough at the potential consequences before it went to war in Iraq.

Ben Shapiro | December 06, 2006

It has been six decades since we emerged fully victorious from a major "hot" war.

Austin Bay | December 06, 2006

It isn't irony, it's history, our immediate history, where what we choose to do -- or not do -- will have extraordinary effects on the course of this challenging century.

Linda Chavez | December 06, 2006

President Bush has endured a lot of carping from conservatives, and not just for his handling of the war in Iraq. But one area where he deserves great credit is in his judicial nominations.

Paul Greenberg | December 06, 2006

When I opened the e-mail from a reporter at the Chicago Tribune back in 2004, I knew the game was up. He was doing a story about the Order of the Occult Hand, and wanted to know how it got started.

Kathleen Parker | December 06, 2006

Biden is but the most recent in a long line of pretenders to grits, but he may be the first to invoke slavery for political points.

Steve Chapman | December 06, 2006

One afternoon in November, Houston Texans lineman Fred Weary was pulled over by Houston police for a traffic violation. The cops say he was belligerent and uncooperative.

Rich Galen | December 06, 2006

Elections have consequences. The Democrats will control the US Senate, so, the President had to choose between either getting Robert Gates confirmed for Secretary of Defense or John Bolton confirmed for Ambassador to what is officially, if erroneously, called the United Nations.

Michael Medved | December 06, 2006

In current debates over gay relationships and their position in society, we’ve moved beyond a plea for acceptance and equality to an increasingly strident claim of homosexual superiority and a demand for special status and endorsement.

Jacob Sullum | December 06, 2006

The FCC's hairsplitting is especially absurd because it applies only to broadcast programming, even though close to nine out of 10 U.S. households have cable or satellite TV.

Paul Weyrich | December 06, 2006

In 1982, under the leadership of Chairman Richard E. Wiley, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed a major broadcasting restriction, the Fairness Doctrine.

James J. Kilpatrick | December 06, 2006

The Supreme Court heard argument on Monday in two important cases. Ordinarily I would have been there to hear them. On Monday I stayed home.

Tue, Dec 05, 2006

Maggie Gallagher | December 05, 2006

It sounds like a no-brainer: The Democrats promise to negotiate with drug companies for lower drug prices for Medicare. Who could be against that?

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 05, 2006

Are the lame-duck leaders of the failed 109th Congress like the Bourbon kings of France who, Talleyrand once said, “learned nothing and forgot nothing?”

Hugh Hewitt | December 05, 2006

The release of Donald Rumsfeld's November 6 memorandum of options for U.S. forces in Iraq, written on election eve to the White House, ought to remind every American — especially his opponents and enemies — what the country is losing with Donald Rumsfeld's retirement.

Herman Cain | December 05, 2006

Since HillaryCare failed, liberal policymakers have had to be as patient as a Chicago Cubs fan on health care issues. But they now sense a public ready to accept a repackaged HillaryCare program.

Mary Grabar | December 05, 2006

hearts in this land of the free are large.” I can assure you that there are many Christians praying at airports. We, however, don’t make a display of it in order to draw false attention to our persecuted status. The imams, some of whom have been linked to terrorist organizations, however, it turns out were doing even more than that.

Thomas Sowell | December 05, 2006

It is not really news that Hollywood is still producing anti-business movies, but there is a certain irony in it nevertheless.

David Limbaugh | December 05, 2006

Granted, it was going to be tough enough for President Bush to win confirmation for another conservative nominee to the court in the face of a militant minority should a vacancy occur, but now that the Democrats have control it will be virtually impossible.

Cal Thomas | December 05, 2006

A memo by outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld recommending changes in U.S. strategy in Iraq is being spun in some quarters as a declaration of capitulation.

Dennis Prager | December 05, 2006

To understate the case, my last column, "America, Not Keith Ellison, Decides What Book a Congressman Takes His Oath on," seems to have touched a national nerve.

Pat Buchanan | December 05, 2006

During last summer's Israeli-Hezbollah war, Condi Rice assured us that we were witnessing the "birth pangs of a new Middle East."

Bruce Bartlett | December 05, 2006

In Sunday's Washington Post, a group of historians tried to predict what history will ultimately say about George W. Bush's presidency.

Bill Murchison | December 05, 2006

Oh, dear. Maybe. I'm not sure. It depends on what choices in moviegoing signal about the American character. I see I'd better explain.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | December 05, 2006

When should you begin taking Social Security payments?

Mon, Dec 04, 2006

Rich Lowry | December 04, 2006

There is nothing much wrong with Iraq that can't be improved by having fewer American troops there. So contend outgoing Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, the anti-war stalwart Rep. John Murtha, and, apparently, the James Baker-Lee Hamilton-led Iraq Study Group.

Phyllis Schlafly | December 04, 2006

Methamphetamine and marijuana aren't the only drugs parents worry about. The problems caused by prescription combinations called "drug cocktails" have finally broken into the national news stream.

Chuck Colson | December 04, 2006

The options are pretty bleak. If we leave now with the insurrection gaining strength, Iraq will deteriorate into full - fledged chaos: the Shiites vs. the Sunnis vs. the Kurds, with unimaginable bloodletting.

Frank Gaffney | December 04, 2006

On Wednesday, an unelected, unaccountable and substantially unqualified commission will formally report what hasn’t already been leaked about its recommendations with respect to the conflict in Iraq. The title of the commission is the Iraq Study Group (ISG).

Rich Galen | December 04, 2006

Now, lets shift forward to last week when the President was in Amman, Jordan and was supposed to have a dinner meeting with King Abdallah of Jordan and Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki.

Douglas MacKinnon | December 04, 2006

I refuse. I simply refuse to let the ignorant and the rude beat me down. I refuse to let their exponentially growing lack of manners force me to morph into one of them.

Michael Medved | December 04, 2006

There is no logical or constitutional basis for denying a duly elected member of Congress the right to select the holy book he chooses to use in taking his oath of office.

Burt Prelutsky | December 04, 2006

He introduced himself as an avid fan of “MASH”. He said that one of his favorite episodes had been one I wrote, “Quo Vadis, Captain Chandler?” and that he was considering using the show as an inspiration for an upcoming sermon. He wanted to know how I had come up with the idea.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | December 04, 2006

The so-called “controversy” over Pastor Rick Warren’s invitation for Senator Barack Obama to join Senator Brownback and others at a church sponsored summit on HIV/AIDS Conference concerns me.

Thomas Sowell | December 04, 2006

Despite years of getting a steady diet of "non-judgmental" attitudes from our educational system and the media, we have not yet lost all sense of right and wrong.

Michael Barone | December 04, 2006

While George W. Bush's many critics and detractors portray him as facing the same dilemma as Lyndon Johnson in Vietnam, Bush himself seems determined to proceed the way Harry Truman did in Korea -- or, as some might put it, as Winston Churchill did after Dunkirk.

Suzanne Fields | December 04, 2006

Few people today think divorce and single parenthood are equal-opportunity misfortunes in a house on the beach of Malibu or a trailer camp in West Virginia, but we're still slow in finding solutions for the disastrous consequences of single parenthood in the underclass, which more than any other single ingredient contributes to a caste system in America.

Paul Greenberg | December 04, 2006

I'd been collecting them long before I knew they were called Irish bulls. That's the term for grandiloquent flights of prose that, when read literally, make no sense.

Robert Novak | December 04, 2006

As a creature of Congress (an institution that Bush dislikes), Baker's group spells trouble for Bush when it releases its report Wednesday.

George Will | December 04, 2006

If only Iraq had -- were capable of -- a normal civil war.

La Shawn Barber | December 04, 2006

Because I reject racism as a reason for racial disparities, personal failures, poverty, etc., I’ve been accused of hating black people, hating myself, shilling for the Republican party, siding with white people against blacks, and giving ammunition to white supremacists.

Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD | December 04, 2006

Like all other human beings, the modern liberal reveals his true character, including his madness, in what he values and devalues, in what he articulates with passion.

Roger Schlesinger | December 04, 2006

Not too many years ago, a half-century or so, housing wasn't anything else but a place where people lived.

Mike Adams | December 04, 2006

I am seldom embarrassed to be a Republican. But recent Republican efforts to keep newly elected Democrat Representative Keith Ellison from taking his oath of office on the Koran are indeed embarrassing.

Star Parker | December 04, 2006

Sen. Chuck Schumer has called the recent Democratic takeover of Congress the end of the Reagan era.

Sun, Dec 03, 2006

William F. Buckley | December 03, 2006

'Tis indeed the season to be jolly, a discipline that requires a single abstinence, which is any thought given to Iraq.

Paul Jacob | December 03, 2006

We know it in our bones, if not his: Paine’s common-sense dream should be our reality.

George Will | December 03, 2006

This city's school district decided in 2000 that because the son of Jill Kurfirst and the daughter of Winnie Bachwitz are white, they should be assigned to an inferior and distant high school.

Kevin McCullough | December 03, 2006

Barring several series of near seizure-like corrections, Barack Obama will take the Presidential oath of office in January of 2009.