Sat, Jan 06, 2007

Doug Giles | January 06, 2007

If the Christian wants to be a practical player in the 21st century then he’s going to have to put some spiritual meat on his skinny bones.

Donald Lambro | January 06, 2007

Twelve months before Republicans begin choosing their 2008 presidential candidate, conservatives remain deeply divided over who they want to be the GOP's nominee.

Robert Novak | January 06, 2007

Some McCain supporters fear Crist might be offended by efforts of John Weaver, McCain's political adviser, to take advantage of the misplaced Giuliani document.

Rich Tucker | January 06, 2007

Sometimes life resembles a comedy sketch.

Patrick Hynes | January 06, 2007

in at least one respect Capitol Hill Republicans appear willing to break with their old pattern and try something new. Republicans in the Senate have begun to take the New Media seriously.

Nathan Tabor | January 06, 2007

Now comes word from the BBC that half of the billions of dollars pledged by individuals, businesses, and governments around the globe for tsunami aid has not yet been spent—two years after the disaster.

Nick Nichols | January 06, 2007

It is the season when politicians, pundits and partisans of various stripes pontificate about what is in store for the rest of us in the coming year.

Fri, Jan 05, 2007

Ken Connor | January 05, 2007

If Adam and Eve could be so easily compromised despite their intimacy with God and their residence in paradise, what chance does a Senator or Representative have?

William F. Buckley | January 05, 2007

Notes from the diary of John Jay Postlewaite, retrieved from the salvage of his yacht, Fleetfoot, capsized while racing to Bermuda, no survivors.

Dean Barnett | January 05, 2007

Like a pile of metaphorical dog poo that America’s collective shoe stepped in a few decades ago, our body politic just can’t manage to completely scrape off the wise old men who fancy themselves “realists.”

Brent Bozell | January 05, 2007

Too much comedy today comes soaked in bile, oozing with cynicism, and when it unloads insults, it means them with a vengeance.

J.B. Smith | January 05, 2007

I went to Iraq prepared to die. I am frustrated because I know going into Iraq was the correct strategic decision. But for some reason, our administration decided to do the occupation in an utterly incompetent manner.

Mike Gallagher | January 05, 2007

Congressman Barney Frank thinks the outgoing CEO of The Home Depot makes too much money.

Rich Galen | January 05, 2007

Yesterday, Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) handed a gavel and control of the US Congress to Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) with the words:

Roger Schlesinger | January 05, 2007

We start the year with one significant problem brewing in the mortgage arena: short term arms are beginning to go from fixed to variable rates.

Oliver North | January 05, 2007

Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman, both recently returned from Iraq also support adding more American troops. Unfortunately, they are wrong.

Pat Buchanan | January 05, 2007

Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan, said a rueful John F. Kennedy after the Bay of Pigs. George W. Bush knows today whereof his predecessor spoke.

Paul Greenberg | January 05, 2007

There has always been something indecent about the revenge a mob takes on a tyrant once it is safe to do so.

Charles Krauthammer | January 05, 2007

True, Saddam's hanging was just and, in principle, nonsectarian. But the next hanging might not be.

Kathleen Parker | January 05, 2007

There's no stopping the footage anymore, whether it's the sex life of a celebrity or the death of a tyrant.

Linda Chavez | January 05, 2007

For all the hoopla and the changing of the guard, it's not likely much of real significance will happen in Congress in the next 100 hours, days or even weeks.

Burt Prelutsky | January 05, 2007

When I was a youngster, I had this odd notion that Earth served as a loony bin for the entire galaxy -- the place where Martians and Venusians sent their crazies. Now that I’m an oldster, I’m convinced I was right.

David Limbaugh | January 05, 2007

While I don't doubt that many liberals sincerely believe liberalism is "more Christian" than conservatism, they can't explain away the left's abiding discomfort with Christianity.

Lorie Byrd | January 05, 2007

Even when that Congress is controlled by liberal Democrats who are determined to thwart a lame duck Republican President every chance they get, there is at least the outside chance that some good can be accomplished.

Jonah Goldberg | January 05, 2007

Although isolationism may be misguided, it's also intellectually serious and far more complex than its scare-word usage might suggest.

Mona Charen | January 05, 2007

"Unprotected" is a hard slap at the sexual free-for-all that prevails on American campuses and throughout American life.

Mary Katharine Ham | January 05, 2007

I was reading the President's Wall Street Journal op-ed the other day, and came across a word I hadn't heard in a while:

Mike Gallagher | January 05, 2007

When the news of Saddam Hussein’s hanging first became public, I thought there wouldn’t be any way we’d see much mourning for the “Butcher of Baghdad” in the United States.

Bill Steigerwald | January 05, 2007

Major Garrett has been covering Congress for cable news outfits, newspapers and news magazines since 1990, when he was a reporter for The Washington Times. Now Fox News Channel’s congressional correspondent, Garrett spent Thursday on Capitol Hill, where the first Democrat-controlled House of Representatives in 12 years was sworn in. I called him to get his take on what changes and surprises we're likely to see this year in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's House:

Thu, Jan 04, 2007

Rich Lowry | January 04, 2007

The "do-nothing Congress" is dead. Long live the "do-nothing Congress."

Michael Reagan | January 04, 2007

Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues are set to implement their campaign promises to remake the United States in their image by passing a whole slew of new legislation designed to reform the Congress and the nation at large.

Betsy Hart | January 04, 2007

It's been a long two-week Christmas break. Fun. But long. I'm ready for the brood to head back to school. On the other hand, it's always fun to get to know my kids and their friends a little bit better over the holidays.

Ross Mackenzie | January 04, 2007

I have been a quotes nut — a collector of compelling observations from life and literature. These are some of the best on the important things — life, liberty, laughter, philosophy, wilderness, etc.

Janice Shaw Crouse | January 04, 2007

It was revealed last week that in April 2006 The New York Times Magazine published a long cover story that hinged on a blatant lie.

Lorie Byrd | January 04, 2007

With a New Year comes the promise of a fresh start. With every new Congress comes new opportunity. Even when that Congress is controlled by liberal Democrats who are determined to thwart a lame duck Republican president every chance they get, there is at least the outside chance that some good can be accomplished.

Chuck Colson | January 04, 2007

Are conservatives and Christians becoming too narrow and selfish? Are we hypocritical skinflints, indifferent to the suffering of the needy?

The liberals say so. But is it true? Do conservatives and Christians really love their money more than they do the poor?

Jason Mattera | January 04, 2007

College affordability is a problem, with tuition, room & board averaging above $31,000 a year. Reason to boost government aid, as the incoming Speaker says she will? Nope: That “solution” will only make things worse. Here’s why:

Larry Elder | January 04, 2007

"Black Man Walking," read the headline of an article I just read in a local weekly newspaper.

Cal Thomas | January 04, 2007

In June of 2004, when then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was trying to put the best face on Democratic intentions should they win a majority in the 2006 election, she issued a "minority bill of rights."

Debra J. Saunders | January 04, 2007

These days, the first rule of war coverage is that nothing -- not even military victory -- will improve Iraq's prospects.

Matt Towery | January 04, 2007

As we again approach the time of year in which America again pays homage to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., have you ever wondered why Jesse Jackson is so often left in the corner at official ceremonies involving the King family?

Donald Lambro | January 04, 2007

George W. Bush approaches the last two years of his presidency bogged down in an unpopular war and drawing fire from his conservative base for enlarging the size of government.

George Will | January 04, 2007

A federal minimum wage is an idea whose time came in 1938, when public confidence in markets was at a nadir and the federal government's confidence in itself was at an apogee.

William Rusher | January 04, 2007

If you forgot to make a New Year's resolution, or are still trying to decide on one, let me suggest that you resolve to devote a little time this year to solving the mystery of Sandy Berger and the Destroyed Documents.

Jack Kemp | January 04, 2007

Having gone to Congress in 1971, I had the high honor and pleasure of serving with Jerry Ford for the 2 1/2 years he was House minority leader before he became vice president in 1973 and president in 1974, but we were friends for life.

Robert Novak | January 04, 2007

Near the top of the new Democratic congressional majority's agenda is passage of federal embryonic stem cell research legislation vetoed last year by President Bush, a measure that will answer a major question.

Victor Davis Hanson | January 04, 2007

As we begin a new year, with a new Congress being sworn in Thursday, it’s a good time to take stock of the “global war on terror.”

Emmett Tyrrell | January 04, 2007

The story here in this great city is that President George W. Bush, leader of the vanquished Republicans, is reaching out to the triumphant Democrats on Capitol Hill.

Suzanne Fields | January 04, 2007

The two young women at the next table at my neighborhood cafe were deep in animated conversation about a movie they couldn't wait to see. I eavesdropped.

Alan Reynolds | January 04, 2007

I wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed in December showing that the top 1 percent did not receive 16.1 percent of personal income in 2004, but just 10.6 percent. Two "liberal" blogs went predictably apoplectic, but in ways that had absolutely nothing to do with what I had written.

Marvin Olasky | January 04, 2007

My fellow professors talk the talk of multiculturalism but don't walk the walk when it leads them in directions they don't want to go -- toward what the left calls sexism, homophobia and Christian fundamentalism.

Wed, Jan 03, 2007

Ann Coulter | January 03, 2007

Liberals spent the Vietnam War rooting for the enemy and clamoring for America's defeat, a tradition they have brought back for the Iraq war.

James J. Kilpatrick | January 03, 2007

Two petitions are now pending in the Supreme Court that once again raise the issue of misconduct by police. Would you vote to hear the cases?

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 03, 2007

Those who deride Sen. Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.) lack of experience and criticize the broad generalities and banalities that festoon his best-selling book miss the key point: His inexperience is an asset because he enters national politics as a blank canvas on which he can paint whatever he chooses.

Mike Adams | January 03, 2007

Defamation of character has replaced free speech as the principal way of resolving problems in America. Unsurprisingly, I have a few examples I wish to share:

Thomas Sowell | January 03, 2007

As predicted in this column last May, District Attorney Michael Nifong will not take the Duke University "rape" case to trial -- at least not as a rape case. His latest ploy has been to drop the rape charges and keep related charges hanging over the accused Duke students' heads.

John Stossel | January 03, 2007

The health department said it was just looking out for the homeless. But did the officials ever think about where street people eat when they don't eat at these churches?

Walter E. Williams | January 03, 2007

Given the incentives politicians face, why should we expect one politician to differ significantly from another? We should focus less on personalities and more on rules.

Brent Bozell | January 03, 2007

It is proper that the press is kind today. It ought to be remembered, however, that the press was not of this opinion when Ford took office.

Terry Jeffrey | January 03, 2007

85 percent of our casualties in the period were either by IEDs or involved Marines fighting in Anbar.

Ben Shapiro | January 03, 2007

Yes, everyone is tired of politics. But in the post-election, pre-Democratic-Congress glow of the holidays, we mustn't forget about the coming political onslaught.

Austin Bay | January 03, 2007

The next to last thing Saddam ever expected was a hangman's noose. The last thing he expected? A fair trial based on law and evidence.

Kathleen Parker | January 03, 2007

Some days nothing goes right. John Edwards had one of those days the last week of 2006 when he announced his candidacy for president -- and hardly anyone noticed.

Dennis Prager | January 03, 2007

Contrary to what you learned at college, America from its inception has been a religious country, and was designed to be one.

Michelle Malkin | January 03, 2007

It's official: The editors of The New York Times have no shame. Don't take my word for it. Listen to the Times' own ombudsman, Byron Calame.

Bill Murchison | January 03, 2007

A U.S. president never really dies -- he takes a kind of celestial powder, enabling the "experts" to talk themselves blue in the face about the meaning of his life and his tenure.

Michael Medved | January 03, 2007

Some substantive reflections on the song we hear everywhere on New Year’s Eve can help us welcome 2007 with a fresh perspective on one of the world’s most frequently distorted conflicts.

David Limbaugh | January 03, 2007

Rank-and-file Republicans are justifiably focused on their party's potential slate of presidential candidates in 2008, but I think they ought to be more concerned with the more fundamental issue of the direction of the party itself.

Jonah Goldberg | January 03, 2007

The further to the left you are - particularly to the secular left - the less likely you are to donate your time or money to charity.

Jacob Sullum | January 03, 2007

The baseball dragnet is bad enough, especially since management promised the players these drug tests, conducted in 2003, would remain anonymous and confidential.

Tue, Jan 02, 2007

Frank Gaffney | January 02, 2007

How successful Mr. Bush is in recasting and reinvigorating his wartime presidency will depend, in part, on the lessons he draws publicly from the two lately departed.

Jon Sanders | January 02, 2007

Dear aspiring university professor, I have found a new "subversive body of literature" that, to the best of my knowledge (ay, there's the rub), no one else has thought to start a course about yet.

Herman Cain | January 02, 2007

My eternal optimism for the New Year is with the American people. It is not with a newly controlled Congress or the battered leadership in the White House.

Michael McBride | January 02, 2007

The best part of living in the People’s Republic of Oregon, Portland District is that I don’t have to go far to get my finger on the pulse of liberal thought.

William F. Buckley | January 02, 2007

We haven't yet had, in the West, a true crystallization of opinion on the matter of (a) what can be shown on TV news, or (b) what the public should be allowed to see via other media.

Maggie Gallagher | January 02, 2007

New York City has a great new idea: Shut down the middle schools.

Rich Lowry | January 02, 2007

This is why a president has to have longer vistas than the latest polls or what fills newspaper columns ever day.

Cal Thomas | January 02, 2007

In a final blasphemy, Saddam Hussein, who spent most of his life as a murdering secularist, went to his justified death holding a Koran and offering his soul to God, if God would accept it.

Carl Horowitz | January 02, 2007

For nearly four years a worldwide network of Leftist activists has been trying to blacken the name of The Coca-Cola Company.

Lindsay Boyd | January 02, 2007

"I want to live". It's a simple saying, but it embodies the hopes, fears, dreams, and very vitality of us all. Many of us take our lives for granted. How many people watched the ball drop and made a new year's resolution to live? Of course not. We know we can't control that. Instead, we'll promise ourselves that we'll eat fewer twinkies and only drink light beer. However, as we celebrated the dropping of the ball in New York City, we should mourn the dropping of another. One incredible woman, who's story gripped our nation, won't be here to determine what direction she wants her life to take in 2007. We held her life in our hands...and we dropped the ball.

Mike Adams | January 02, 2007

The real questions are about Ben Harper, the artist I once admired

Thomas Sowell | January 02, 2007

In the wake of recent bombshell revelations in the Duke University "rape" case, even some of District Attorney Michael Nifong's supporters have started backing away from him.

Debra J. Saunders | January 02, 2007

Here are some bromides and political arguments that were broadly used in the last few years, but now have outlived their usefulness.

Roger Schlesinger | January 02, 2007

I am finding that most of the major lenders who advertise on television are now saying the same thing (almost) and setting people up to lose. Why would they do that?

Ken Connor | January 02, 2007

Though most Christmas cards and paintings appropriately emphasize the relationship between mother and child, Matthew's gospel highlights the role of another main character: Christ's earthly father, Joseph.

Bill Steigerwald | January 02, 2007

The war in Iraq was by far the top interview topic of the year. But there were also Q&A's with the likes of John Stossel, Sean Hannity, Lee Hamilton and Gourmet magazine editor Ruth Reichl on such subjects as media subjectivity, the unraveling of the Republican Party, the 9/11 Commission and the politics of food. Here are some of the year’s best quotes:

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | January 02, 2007

Even though the holidays have just passed, I'd like to share an inspirational tale that I've been sitting on for several months.

James J. Kilpatrick | January 02, 2007

The Court of Peeves, Crotchets and Irks opens its winter assizes with a motion from Edward Miller of Chicago.

Mon, Jan 01, 2007

Pat Buchanan | January 01, 2007

If there was a defining moment in 2006, it was the public firing of Donald Rumsfeld, just hours after the Republican rout of Nov. 7.

Thomas Sowell | January 01, 2007

Perhaps it is one of the fruits of the "self-esteem" emphasis in our schools that so many people feel confident to voice strong convictions about things they know little or nothing about -- or, worse yet, are misinformed about.

Paul Greenberg | January 01, 2007

Good ol' Gerald Ford, people would say. The way Southerners say, "Bless your heart" - as an expression of both affection and dismissal.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 01, 2007

President George W. Bush pardoned 16 criminals including five drug dealers at Christmastime, but so far has refused to pardon the two U.S. Border Patrol agents who were trying to defend Americans against drug smugglers.

Dr. Elizabeth Kantor | January 01, 2007

Our civil liberties are under siege. From the religious right, right?

Burt Prelutsky | January 01, 2007

Lately I’ve heard it being said that today’s college is yesterday’s high school, meaning that the level of education a 20-year-old is receiving is equal to what a 15-year-old used to receive.

Mary Grabar | January 01, 2007

In my last column I suggested that one of the dangers of giving women the vote was that women would rely on themselves to make decisions. I apparently hurt a lot of feelings.

Mike Adams | January 01, 2007

The other day, one of my readers asked “Why do you have to be so political and controversial in every column? Why can’t you just relax?”

Ross Mackenzie | January 01, 2007

Soon, it will be sayonara 2006. As we ring in the new, what sort of year was the old we ring out — the good, the bad, the bizarre?

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | January 01, 2007

It’s time for the black community to raise the bar on personal achievement and investment in the next generation.

Star Parker | January 01, 2007

Retrospectives about President Ford and his two-and-a-half-year presidency are giving me a sense of deja vu.

Michael Barone | January 01, 2007

Gerald Ford, who died last week at age 93, lived longer than any other president and survived after leaving office longer than any other president but Herbert Hoover.

Suzanne Fields | January 01, 2007

Soon we'll begin breaking all those New Year's resolutions, all in the pursuit of happiness.

Doug Wilson | January 01, 2007

Experts say one of the most important and often neglected aspects of good decision making is the ability to step back and ask the question, “What have I learned in the recent past that will influence my planning for the future?”

William F. Buckley | January 01, 2007

Many data, historical and analytical, are being thrust at us, following the pronouncement of the death sentence on Saddam Hussein.

Robert Novak | January 01, 2007

Sen. John McCain, leading a blue-ribbon congressional delegation to Baghdad before Christmas, collected evidence that a "surge" of more U.S. troops is needed in Iraq.

Jeff Emanuel | January 01, 2007

The life of one of the most notorious dictators of the past twenty years ended just after ten o’clock Friday night, courtesy of the “short drop and sudden stop” of the hangman’s noose.

Sun, Dec 31, 2006

Kevin McCullough | December 31, 2006

In 2007 I will exhaust myself if necessary to tell the story about our finest. I will encourage the next generation to investigate military service of any sort, as they feel led.

George Will | December 31, 2006

A three-judge federal court recently tugged a thread that may begin the unraveling of the fabric of murky laws and regulations that traduce the First Amendment by suppressing political speech.

Paul Jacob | December 31, 2006

There's a time and place for everything. But if you don't do some things in their proper time, your proper place is . . . outa there.