Sat, Jan 13, 2007

Doug Giles | January 13, 2007

If you listen to the Ditsy Chicks, if you like Rosie O’Doggerel and if you think John Kerry is cool, then more than likely you assume the South sucks.

Donald Lambro | January 13, 2007

If President Bush's decision to send 21,500 troops to Iraq tells us anything about him, it is this: He isn't someone who bases his policies on the polls or the results of the last election.

Robert Novak | January 13, 2007

House Minority Leader John Boehner announced to a party conference Wednesday that reform Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona was being removed from the Judiciary Committee.

Tom Borelli | January 13, 2007

Facing the wrath of labor unions, a new Democratic Congress, liberal state governors and city counsels, Wal-Mart’s CEO H. Lee Scott Jr. has a plan: sell more florescent light bulbs.

Ken Connor | January 13, 2007

As one of their first acts in office, the newly elected Democrats have reintroduced legislation that was passed and vetoed last year, hoping to pressure the President into changing his mind.

Patrick Hynes | January 13, 2007

YouTube isn’t just a tool to play gotcha politics. Two presidential aspirants have recently used YouTube to say “I was wrong” to prospective supporters in the blogosphere.

Fri, Jan 12, 2007

Michael Zak | January 12, 2007

As the Republican Party tries to recover from crushing defeat in the mid-term elections, a little historical perspective is in order.

David Strom | January 12, 2007

For some time it has seemed to me that the most important distinction determining how people view the conflict in Iraq is based upon different conceptions of what exactly the war is about.

Cliff May | January 12, 2007

Resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict would be a wonderful thing. But the reality is that for more than a half century, every American president has attempted to find a magic formula that would bring peace to the tiny territories between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. And every American president has seen his efforts come a cropper.

Rich Tucker | January 12, 2007

In a perfect world, a political campaign would showcase ideas. Candidates would explain what they intend to do and how they intend to do it. Voters would then make intelligent choices and help determine the direction of the country.

Larry Kudlow | January 12, 2007

Amidst all the pessimism about the U.S. strategy-shift in Iraq, world financial markets seem to be voting for Bush and his plan -- not against.

Matt Kibbe | January 12, 2007

The political pendulum is swinging with full force towards the powerful interests who helped elect the new congressional majority. Those interests favor big government and a command and control economy.

J.B. Smith | January 12, 2007

Dear Blair, This year I want to venture into a subject you may find curious I haven't addressed earlier - what being an American meant to me and how do I feel about having given my life for it.

Lt. Col. Scott Rutter | January 12, 2007

The “insurgents” who claim to hold true the Islamic ideals of brotherhood and faith are not really Islamists. These men are prepping the battlefield for the war between the U.S. and Iran.

Dean Barnett | January 12, 2007

If there’s a “product” screaming out for someone to invent a better mousetrap, it’s the political fundraiser. Leave it to Mitt Romney, the “Smarter than the Average Bear” candidate, to do exactly that.

Diana West | January 12, 2007

As PBS tells it, it isn't the genocidal proclivities of surrounding Muslim nations that have caused war unending on the Jewish state; it's the continued existence of the Jewish state that has caused the genocidal proclivities.

Ken Connor | January 12, 2007

Embryonic stem cell research is back on the congressional agenda, and once again the millions of Americans who reject this "research" are being ridiculed as heartless Neanderthals. There is every reason to believe that this debate will rage for decades as our country confronts new scientific advances that are fraught with ethical concerns.

Rebecca Hagelin | January 12, 2007

It’s easy to overlook the financial aspect of the war -- after all, it doesn’t offer anything as snappy as battlefield footage and frontline reporting.

George Will | January 12, 2007

The president's gamble is not a larger one than Democrats are making with what they are adopting as a party position.

Brent Bozell | January 12, 2007

How ancient is the concern over violence on television and its effects on society?

Jonah Goldberg | January 12, 2007

Americans are torn between two irreconcilable positions on the Iraq war. Some want the war to be a success - variously defined - and some want the war to be over.

Mike Adams | January 12, 2007

President Gene Nichol recently decided to remove the cross from the Wren Chapel altar at William and Mary. It is but one reason why the incurably Christ-o-phobic administrator should be removed from his position at the prestigious institution of higher learning.

David Limbaugh | January 12, 2007

President Bush has now done what Democrats have been demanding of him for years. But are they satisfied? Of course not.

Mona Charen | January 12, 2007

A White House official involved in developing policy on Iraq tells me that the Bush administration is unanimous on one subject, namely, that defeat in Iraq would be a catastrophe for the United States.

Oliver North | January 12, 2007

Despite recommendations to the contrary in this column last week, President Bush announced Wednesday night that he's "committed more than 20,000 additional American troops to Iraq."

Pat Buchanan | January 12, 2007

Wednesday night, George Bush seemed to play his last card in the Iraq war. It was not impressive. Consider.

Paul Greenberg | January 12, 2007

Dear Diary, How embarrassing it must be for a legislator to have a father who retells family stories in the public prints for all to read.

Charles Krauthammer | January 12, 2007

When President Bush announced in August 2001 his restrictive funding decision for federal embryonic stem cell research, he was widely attacked for an unwarranted intrusion of religion into scientific research.

William Rusher | January 12, 2007

Among the many problems the United States confronts in dealing with foreign affairs, one of the seemingly enduring ones, is the problem of Russia.

Lorie Byrd | January 12, 2007

I have been married to a Marine Corps veteran for the past 15 years, and I am confident in saying that sympathy is not what those in the U.S. armed forces want. They want the support and the respect of those they risk life and limb to protect.

Burt Prelutsky | January 12, 2007

A few weeks ago, I was a member of a panel that discussed movies. At one point, the moderator asked us to compare today’s actors with those in the past.

Mike Gallagher | January 12, 2007

Give us your poor, your tired, and those yearning to become habitual criminals in America, eh?

Linda Chavez | January 12, 2007

Only time will tell whether the president's new plan to rescue Iraq from sectarian violence will succeed, but Democrats in Congress will do everything they can to make sure it doesn't.

Rich Galen | January 12, 2007

On Canadian television, yesterday, I was asked whether I thought the plan presented by President Bush would work in Iraq.

Bill Steigerwald | January 12, 2007

Historian Michael Beschloss hasn't become known as one of the country's leading presidential historians by accident. Since 1980 his eight books on U.S. presidents include the 2002 best-seller "The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945."

Thu, Jan 11, 2007

Rich Lowry | January 11, 2007

President Bush didn't talk about the yearning of the human heart for freedom in his latest Iraq speech. Such reductive anthropology used to be a staple of his pronouncements.

Joe Scarborough | January 11, 2007

Just as predicted, President Bush has decided to send an additional 20,000 troops to Iraq in a “surge” specifically designed to put an end to the killing and carnage in the Baghdad area.

Zev Chafets | January 11, 2007

Last weekend, the Sunday Times of London reported that Israel is preparing a strike on the Iranian nuclear program at several bases scattered throughout the country. The paper claimed that the attack would be carried out with tactical nuclear "bunker busters" supplied by the United States.

Ross Mackenzie | January 11, 2007

The conflict unfolding in the Episcopal Church in Virginia typifies not only the bitter disputes plaguing Protestant denominations nationwide but also the mean ideological struggles in key sectors of the culture generally.

Roger Schlesinger | January 11, 2007

Last night, I had a meeting with one of my clients who showed up for the first time without her husband.

Hugh Hewitt | January 11, 2007

The president needed to connect with many audiences last night, and he did. The message for the enemy in Baghdad -- both Saddamist and Shia radical -- was that the United States will respond to their violence with lethal force, and will fully back the Iraqi Army in the pacification of Baghdad.

Armstrong Williams | January 11, 2007

The Republican Party will bounce back. There’s no doubt about that. They’ve been down before and they’ll be down again. But if they want to limit their time in the majority, they must take the lead in bipartisanship.

Larry Elder | January 11, 2007

You make too much money! And you make too little!

Cal Thomas | January 11, 2007

While Tony Blair has managed to stand against the tide of anti-war British public opinion, Gordon Brown appears ready to sink under it and take Britain down with him.

Suzanne Fields | January 11, 2007

Stereotypes are changing right before our eyes, and smart pols will take due notice now because public expectations and psychological perceptions will shape their future.

Debra J. Saunders | January 11, 2007

The most naive sentence in the English language is: It couldn't get any worse. That's an argument many who have protested the war give for getting out of Iraq -- that nothing could be worse than 3,000 U.S. troops killed as the Iraq insurgency has grown stronger.

Matt Towery | January 11, 2007

The Home Depot once brimmed with enthusiastic "mini-entrepreneurs" who reflected the people-friendly mindset of the company's founders.

Donald Lambro | January 11, 2007

Democratic control of Congress may be more tenuous, especially in the long run, than post-election analysts have thus far been willing to acknowledge.

Robert Novak | January 11, 2007

With the State Department permanent bureaucracy traditionally hostile to Republican administrations, it is remarkable to see two FSOs, Negroponte and Burns, in the department's No. 2 and No. 3 slots.

Hugh Hewitt | January 11, 2007

The president needed to connect with many audiences last night, and he did.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 11, 2007

The Democrats now repine over a Republican "culture of corruption." Well, it did not start with the Republicans.

Marvin Olasky | January 11, 2007

Over the years I've recommended three books for those seeking alternatives to ineffective poverty fighting internationally:

Alan Reynolds | January 11, 2007

The New York Times headline -- "Tax Cuts Offer Most for Very Rich" -- said it all. That claim was uncritically repeated by CNN, posted on Brad DeLong's blog and so on. But was it true?

Wed, Jan 10, 2007

Ann Coulter | January 10, 2007

In lieu of a gang rape perpetrated by high-stepping white male athletes against a poor black woman, the Duke lacrosse case has turned out to be another in a long string of hoax hate crimes in which whites are falsely accused.

Michael McBride | January 10, 2007

With Oregon as the pitre dish, Portland becomes the colony of study. It is the unabashed epicenter of the liberal vortex in the Pacific Northwest.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 10, 2007

House Democrats lost considerable credibility yesterday when their opening session was cancelled so that members could attend the Ohio State-Florida State football game.

Gregory Koukl | January 10, 2007

The embryonic stem cell research debate is remarkable because neither side—pro-life nor pro-abortion—seems to fully understand the moral logic of its views.

Janice Shaw Crouse | January 10, 2007

Casual sex has consequences, and the steady flow of students crowding campus health centers is a clear indication that somebody needs to be telling young women the truth.

Victor Davis Hanson | January 10, 2007

When it comes to intervening in international affairs, the United States is damned when it does and damned when it doesn't.

Mike Gallagher | January 10, 2007

Hillary Clinton must be proud. Arnold Schwarzenegger, California's "Republican" governor, wants to make sure everyone in his state has health insurance.

Roger Schlesinger | January 10, 2007

His lifestyle was none of my business and actually none of anybody's business. The problem was he was just getting around to look into life insurance. He had an appointment the week after he died. Too late! He left a family destitute that could have been in decent shape.

Rich Galen | January 10, 2007

I don't know what the President is going to say tonight, but I do know this: Iraq is a major battleground in the worldwide war on terror. So is Iran and North Korea and Somalia.

Thomas Sowell | January 10, 2007

A hundred years ago, there was talk of a "yellow peril" because of Chinese and Japanese immigration to the United States in general and to California in particular.

John Stossel | January 10, 2007

Let's really do something for the poor. Let's raise the minimum wage to $20 an hour. Even better, $50!

Walter E. Williams | January 10, 2007

The nation's food zealots have taken a page from their anti-smoking counterparts.

Brent Bozell | January 10, 2007

Anyone remembering the ascent of Newt Gingrich to House speaker in 1995 surely noticed a difference between media coverage of that historic event and Nancy Pelosi taking the gavel back

Jonah Goldberg | January 10, 2007

The New York Post recently compiled a list of the things that the New York City Council tried to ban

Tony Blankley | January 10, 2007

I am delighted to fully endorse Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent call for honest talk both with her colleagues and the American people.

Debra J. Saunders | January 10, 2007

If it's wrong for illegal immigrants to have drivers' licenses, why should the state provide them with health care? That's the conundrum that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will have to address

Terry Jeffrey | January 10, 2007

McCain's calculation is: If U.S. forces "impose" the rule of Maliki's Shiite government in Sunni regions, Maliki's Shiite government will magnanimously reconcile with the people in the Sunni regions the U.S. military subdues for it.

Ben Shapiro | January 10, 2007

Coming on the heels of other shocking revelations, such as John Kerry's service in Vietnam and Barack Obama's racial background, Pelosi's womanhood is a true stunner.

Austin Bay | January 10, 2007

The Age of Anxiety isn't a new phenomenon -- but the Age of Proximity is. And with good reason, the Age of Proximity is a dangerous, challenging era.

Jacob Sullum | January 10, 2007

The reforms rely mainly on greater openness to shame legislators into better fiscal behavior, and when it comes to pork, legislators have no shame.

Maggie Gallagher | January 10, 2007

The Terminator just announced sweeping new plans to offer health insurance to every single Californian, legal and illegal.

George Will | January 10, 2007

Those were the days, my friend, we thought they'd never end. Unions were on the march, and the marching songs were grand, especially here, home of the United Auto Workers.

Michael Medved | January 10, 2007

If you’re nowhere near that $500,000 level where the Democrats say they’ll start punishing you, why should you care if Pelosi & Pals jack up the tax rates on the fortunate few who can afford to fund the rest of us?

Tue, Jan 09, 2007

William F. Buckley | January 09, 2007

Many years ago, just graduated from college, just married, I purchased a shelf-load of newly printed "classics" -- to be read sometime, somewhere, or left to grandchildren to read.

Floyd Brown | January 09, 2007

While none of us know for sure what President Reagan would do, let me add my voice to those that are attempting this impossible task.

Paul Weyrich | January 09, 2007

This time we do not have a candidate "whose time has come." So, why can't conservatives unite and agree on a candidate and give that candidacy all we've got?

Chuck Colson | January 09, 2007

Last month, Mark Earley told “BreakPoint” listeners and readers about a New York Times story on Prison Fellowship’s InnerChange Freedom Initiative®. He pointed out important facts that were missing from the story and concluded that the Times had not lived up to its motto, “All the news that’s fit to print.”

Hugh Hewitt | January 09, 2007

The debate over whether to surge an additional tens of thousands of American troops into Iraq has been raging for months now, and even before the president makes his address to the nation on the topic on Wednesday, House Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid have declared against any significant expansion of American ground forces in the strife-torn country.

David Limbaugh | January 09, 2007

It would be one thing if Democrats were solely motivated here by fiscal concerns: balancing the budget, eliminating the deficit and reducing the national debt. But we know better.

Cal Thomas | January 09, 2007

The new House Democratic majority has announced its "conversion" on matters of institutional and individual ethics. Now comes the watching and waiting to measure the depth of their sincerity.

Joel Mowbray | January 09, 2007

While Berger's "punishment" was a pittance of a fine, former Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin has been financially ruined and sentenced to 12 and a half years for passing along far less-classified information to unauthorized third parties.

Frank Gaffney | January 09, 2007

Your intention to win must be forcefully communicated, not just because it is preferable to losing, but because the alternative to victory in this War for the Free World is unacceptable.

Bill Murchison | January 09, 2007

What is it Spider-Man says? With great power comes great responsibility -- or something on that exalted order, and something the Democrats will have to ponder in deciding how to talk about President Bush's plan for a military "surge" in Iraq.

Thomas Sowell | January 09, 2007

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

Pat Buchanan | January 09, 2007

As George Bush reflects on his legacy, an urgent question must be pressing in upon him each day.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | January 09, 2007

Instead of preaching to people about what kind of financial resolutions they should be embracing for the New Year, I decided to ask people to share their own financial goals.

Mon, Jan 08, 2007

Paul Weyrich | January 08, 2007

I know Bush doesn't like to veto legislation. He had the excuse these past six years that he didn't want to go against a Republican Congress. Those days are over.

Jack Kemp | January 08, 2007

The president is right to go for this last effort and avoid the catastrophic defeat that would set off forces in the Middle East from which only Iran and al-Qaida could benefit.

Rich Lowry | January 08, 2007

The only obstacle to the full flowering of this debate is the reluctance of the Democrats to say out loud what many of them obviously believe: "The war is lost."

John Fund | January 08, 2007

In the classic 1967 movie "The Graduate," Dustin Hoffman plays a young man with a new college degree but no clear vision of what he wants to do. A family friend insists on giving him career advice: "I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. . . . Plastics." Following the GOP loss of Congress, the Bush White house appears similarly fixated on just one phrase: "alternative energy."

David Strom | January 08, 2007

The Nobel Peace Prize nominee and recently knighted “Bono,” lead singer of the band U2, took a hit to his reputation as an antipoverty crusader a few months ago.

Herman Cain | January 08, 2007

Control of Congress may give a few political party leaders a fleeting sense of power, but it cannot fill the genuine leadership void that plagues our nation’s capitol.

Anne Yasmine Rassam | January 08, 2007

For all practical purposes, Saddam was dead as soon as he was discovered by American troops hiding in the famous hole in his native village two years ago.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 08, 2007

The liberals usually claim they want an "independent" judiciary, unbridled free speech, and tolerance for all points of view. Now they are trying to kill the messenger because they can't counter Dierker's copiously documented arguments.

Kathryn Lopez | January 08, 2007

Staying low-key for a while and watching the other guys fight it out, inflicting wounds on one another, is not an insane strategy.

Roger Schlesinger | January 08, 2007

You will hear that we have a consumer driven economy. Wages aren't increasing by anyone's measure so where is the money coming from for consumers to drive the economy?

Mary Katharine Ham | January 08, 2007

It's official. "Nifong" is now a verb. The journey from mere person to Urban Dictionary verb is always an ignominious one, and Durham D.A. Mike Nifong's lexical fall from grace was shameful indeed.

Janet M. LaRue | January 08, 2007

I’m guessing that homosexual activists are applauding Wednesday’s ruling by a Canadian appeals court that a five-year-old boy has a legal right to two mommies and a daddy.

Mike Adams | January 08, 2007

Hello students! Welcome back to UNC-Wilmington for another semester. My name is Dr. Adams and I’ll be your professor until May.

Michael Barone | January 08, 2007

I think we're going to see a very loud and bitter clash, one that will contrast vividly with the graceful words of Pelosi and Boehner on opening day.

Suzanne Fields | January 08, 2007

When Ronald Reagan died, the funeral oratory heralded the triumph of the conservatism he brought to the national consciousness, and it was a legacy that seemed to promise permanence.

Robert Novak | January 08, 2007

More than the ascension of Nancy Pelosi & Co. was disturbing congressional Republicans last week.

Carol Platt Liebau | January 08, 2007

To hear Pelosi tell it, one would think that her election as Speaker of the House marked the single greatest step for womankind since the vote was secured by the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Rich Galen | January 08, 2007

We have discussed before the matter of Schwarzenegger getting over 90% of Republican votes in the election in November despite the fact that Arnold is no Conservative. But it turns out he's not a Liberal, either.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | January 08, 2007

The 800 pound gorilla leering at the nation from the corner of the room is the problem of U.S. immigrations policy.

Jeff Emanuel | January 08, 2007

When most young men are turning seventeen, they are thinking about their upcoming senior year of high school, their sports career, or their choice of college. When Ross McGinnis, of Knox, PA, turned seventeen, he marched down to the recruiter’s office and joined the Army via the delayed enlistment program.

Star Parker | January 08, 2007

What does a multibillionaire need to do to get some respect? Oprah Winfrey spends $40 million to open a school in South Africa for underprivileged girls and everyone is on her case.

Burt Prelutsky | January 08, 2007

Recently, I was being interviewed on radio by a black woman. We were discussing my new book and were getting along just fine until she decided to attack me for suggesting that most of the racists in America are black.

Paul Greenberg | January 08, 2007

When it comes to Little Rock's city government these last few revelatory weeks, it's not easy to tell whether we're dealing with a farce or an outrage.

Sun, Jan 07, 2007

Debra J. Saunders | January 07, 2007

I suppose it would have been in bad taste for staffers to repeat that old show-biz saw, "Break a leg," to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger before his inauguration.

George Will | January 07, 2007

Unfortunately, the political climate in Washington today is analogous to that of 60 years ago.

Mary Grabar | January 07, 2007

Young Sidarth, because of his family’s wealth, had the leisure to do what few working class college-age students without special aid can do. The Webb campaign capitalized on both his wealth and race.<

Paul Jacob | January 07, 2007

When it comes to the budget, our president is so serious that he's gonna balance it come heck or high water . . . three years after he's out of office.

Kevin McCullough | January 07, 2007

"I think the fence is least effective. But I'll build the goddamned fence if they want it."