Sat, Jan 20, 2007

Ken Connor | January 20, 2007

It has been called the perpetual campaign. Even before the new Congress was sworn in, the nation's attention had shifted to the 2008 presidential elections.

Doug Giles | January 20, 2007

I’m ready to begin a Charlie Bronson vigilante campaign against teenage hoodlums that terrorize their families and our neighborhoods.

Patrick Hynes | January 20, 2007

Did a majority of Americans vote for Democrats on Nov. 7th, 2006 because they were sick and tired of men running the show? Did America decide it was time to smash the “marble ceiling”?

Nathan Tabor | January 20, 2007

I know you’re busy earning a living…chauffeuring your kids to soccer practice…fixing the leaking faucet in your bathroom. But, if you’re a conservative, I think you’ll need to park the mini-van long enough to call up your local talk radio talk show and vent.

Robert Novak | January 20, 2007

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning the establishment of a "select" committee on the environment and energy that would undermine the authority of Rep. John Dingell.

Dean Barnett | January 20, 2007

Everyone's heard of the 9/11 Democrats. A less noble creature is currently crawling out from Washington D.C.’s swamps. These are the 11/7 Republicans.

Fri, Jan 19, 2007

Jonathan Garthwaite | January 19, 2007

When is a dollar not actually a dollar? When you're in Canada. Another question: When is an hour not an hour?

Mike Gallagher | January 19, 2007

Move over, Abe Lincoln. Barack Obama has arrived to claim your legacy.

Rich Lowry | January 19, 2007

If a weak, sectarian-tinged government is struggling to maintain itself in the midst of an intensifying insurgency, Democrats are eager to help. So long as that government is in Kabul instead of Baghdad.

Rich Lowry | January 19, 2007

If a weak, sectarian-tinged government is struggling to maintain itself in the midst of an intensifying insurgency, Democrats are eager to help. So long as that government is in Kabul instead of Baghdad.

Floyd Brown | January 19, 2007

This Monday, January 22, 2007, the Washington Mall, home of our most sacred monuments, will be brimming with people. More than 100,000 from all over America will flood every vacant corner of free space. Why? Because Monday is the 34th annual March for Life, an annual plea to the U.S. Congress to end the tragedy of abortion on demand.

Michael McBride | January 19, 2007

The Oregonian’s Steve Duin, has yet to meet a profitable company that he likes. In an inane, painfully shallow, and vitriolically sarcastic "commentary" he lambastes Nike; who last week gave over $9M to local schools, and who happens to be the Oregonian’s number one target for its State fundraising "commentaries," for having successfully lobbied the State legislature (along with other Oregon companies) to change the basis for the calculation of their corporate income taxes.

Rich Lowry | January 19, 2007

If a weak, sectarian-tinged government is struggling to maintain itself in the midst of an intensifying insurgency, Democrats are eager to help. So long as that government is in Kabul instead of Baghdad.

Chuck Colson | January 19, 2007

The debate over the war in Iraq intensifies in Washington and across the nation day by day. Just last week, I was asked by the Washington Post and Newsweek magazine to respond to a question about the war on their “On Faith” website. The question was: Is the Iraq war just?

Rebecca Hagelin | January 19, 2007

There’s a tsunami on the horizon--and it’s heading our way.

Mary Katharine Ham | January 19, 2007

An unseasonable freeze wiped out 75 percent of California’s orange crop this week, but Congress is planning to wipe out any “price gouging” Big Orange executives have in mind.

Lorie Byrd | January 19, 2007

Anyone concerned last fall’s elections were an indication that conservatism is dead in America, need not worry too much.

Jonah Goldberg | January 19, 2007

For a generation, American politics has largely been frozen in place when it comes to so-called "reproductive issues." Abortion has been the keystone holding up a number of related positions, from euthanasia to embryonic stem cell research, with self-described pro-lifers and pro-choicers locked in a permanent cold war.

David Limbaugh | January 19, 2007

Beware of liberals using such words as "fairness." In resurrecting the "Fairness Doctrine," liberals are trying to kill conservative talk radio and restore their media monopoly.

Mona Charen | January 19, 2007

Some of you are probably rusty. Others are too young to recall what life was like in Democratland before 1995.

Oliver North | January 19, 2007

It's going to be one of the biggest "single buy" Air Force acquisitions since World War II: 179 aircraft at a cost of $200 billion over a 20-year period.

Pat Buchanan | January 19, 2007

No sooner had Sens. Hagel and Biden announced their resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the Bush surge of 21,500 troops to Iraq was not in the national interest than the stampede was on.

Linda Chavez | January 19, 2007

Imagine you've just given a year and a half of your life to serving your country in Iraq and come home to find that your pregnant wife and your toddler daughter have been forced to leave the United States and now the government won't let them back in.

Diana West | January 19, 2007

Imagine waiting for that other shoe to drop only to realize it has kicked you in the pants. That's how I imagine the current state of mind of Cully Stimson, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs, i.e. jihad terrorists captured by the U.S. on the global battlefield and incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Paul Greenberg | January 19, 2007

It has been raining hard two days going on three here in Little Rock. It is a weekend night, when the everyday hubbub in the office has abated, replaced by the steady beat of the raindrops against the skylight. It is the perfect accompaniment for my annual visit with the general, dampening every other sound, shutting out the always shouting, self-absorbed present.

Kathleen Parker | January 19, 2007

Prediction: The new hot thing in our future will be anonymity.To be un-famous. To be Googled -- and to not be there. No link. No Wiki. No tube, space or face. No nothing.

Janice Shaw Crouse | January 19, 2007

One would think that the just-released 148-page United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report, “The State of the World’s Children 2007” –– with its exclusive focus on gender equality –– was produced by leftists and feminists.

Matt Margolis & Mark Noonan | January 19, 2007

Last week, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a liberal-leaning ethics watchdog group that calls itself nonpartisan claimed to have “proved” that President Bush and lobbyist Jack Abramoff had a strong relationship – and by extension tar President Bush with the corruption Abramoff is undoubtedly guilty of.

Charles Krauthammer | January 19, 2007

If it were my choice, I would not ``surge'' American troops in defense of such a government. I would not trust it to deliver its promises.

Burt Prelutsky | January 19, 2007

Carrie was just beginning to make jokes about the awful hairdo she was saddled with in “Star Wars” when I found myself thinking that it’s probably the perks, and not the job itself, that makes being a U.S. senator the slightest bit bearable.

Bill Steigerwald | January 19, 2007

Newt Gingrich isn’t saying yet whether he’ll run for president in 2008. But the former speaker of the House, architect of the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in 1994 and author of the updated "21st Century Contract With America" is acting suspiciously like a candidate.

Thu, Jan 18, 2007

David Strom | January 18, 2007

It may never fully have been true that “politics stops at the water’s edge, but that famous phrase coined by Senator Arthur Vandenberg to describe postwar unity has resonated with many Americans’ hopes for a united non-partisan foreign policy.

Michael Reagan | January 18, 2007

The media is beside itself trying to understand why Shawn Hornbeck, the youngster kidnapped four-and-a-half years ago, remained a captive despite being on his own much of the time.

Michael Medved | January 18, 2007

On Tuesday, January 16th, 2007, the American people awoke to startling and disturbing news: for the first time ever, the majority of women in the country were living without a husband.

Betsy Hart | January 18, 2007

When my family and I visited a friend at her home last summer, I marveled at the "job chart" she posted each morning for her five children. Even the youngest, at age 7, had a number of chores assigned. For the most part, it seemed they did them diligently and without too much complaining. Maybe they just knew they would lose any argument with their parents anyway.

Victor Davis Hanson | January 18, 2007

When Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman pulled up to Savannah, Ga., after his legendary March to the Sea in December 1864, he was savagely slandered in the Southern press as a renegade leader of a "vandal horde."

Michael Fumento | January 18, 2007

Our pooches are growing paunches at an alarming rate. Five percent of the over 60 million dogs in this country are considered obese, meaning at least 20 percent over ideal weight. Almost a third more are considered overweight. So do we simply feed them less food, healthier food, or exercise them more? Don’t be silly! Instead the FDA has approved a new liquid doggie drug from Pfizer called Slentrol that’s supposed to block fat absorption and reduce appetite.

Gregory Koukl | January 18, 2007

By any objective, scientific standard, the embryo qualifies as a member of the human race. From the moment of conception the embryo is an individual. The zygote is distinct from mother, father, and other living things, having her own unique genetic fingerprint.

Cliff May | January 18, 2007

In Washington last week, more than 80 protestors were arrested after they refused to leave a federal court house. But it is Amnesty International that has come up with the most original way to display outrage.

Cal Thomas | January 18, 2007

That Sen. Barack Hussein Obama Jr. chose the day of "American Idol's" season premiere to launch his presidential exploratory committee is nicely symbolic.

Ross Mackenzie | January 18, 2007

President Bush's decisions on Iraq have sparked broad consideration of the most important question facing America since the fall of the Berlin Wall:

Debra J. Saunders | January 18, 2007

Prison doors clanged shut last night, leaving two Border Patrol agents locked up among the very types of felons they once helped put away.

Roger Schlesinger | January 18, 2007

I have seen this slogan in action too many times in my field of work, the mortgage industry, to allow anyone else to fall prey to what is so often simple errors of judgment made by some of my clients.

Hugh Hewitt | January 18, 2007

Want to kill all of the State of the Union’s impact? Tell everyone what is in it. Want to build audience? Tell no one. Don’t even give a copy to the Speaker. Make her listen and react, and all the Congresspeople as well.

Jonathan Garthwaite | January 18, 2007

Bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza sat down with to discuss his recently released book, The Enemy At Home – The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11

Larry Elder | January 18, 2007

Apparently the lack of a family member serving in the military disqualifies one from supporting the war.

Mike Adams | January 18, 2007

Yesterday, I ran a column on panhandlers, which pretty clearly summarizes my feelings about giving money to beggars on the street. Those who wrote to tell me they are superior Christians because they don’t judge people (like I do) are unworthy of a rebuttal.

Suzanne Fields | January 18, 2007

George W. Bush is poised to choose Southern Methodist University in Dallas as the place for his library and museum.

Matt Towery | January 18, 2007

People often ask me who will be the Democratic nominee for president in 2008. I always answer without a trace of hesitation: "Hillary Clinton."

Donald Lambro | January 18, 2007

The most-talked-about subject among Democratic strategists is Sen. Hillary Clinton's decline in the 2008 presidential-preference polls in the face of growing support for her two chief rivals.

Robert Novak | January 18, 2007

The sense of impending political doom that clutches Republican hearts, one week after President George W. Bush presented to the nation his new strategy on Iraq, is stoked by the alarming intelligence brought back from Baghdad by Republican Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota and passed around Capitol Hill.

George Will | January 18, 2007

After an excellent year, Boeing is counting its blessings, which include its competitor. They also include an anticipated doubling of the commercial aviation market in the next 20 years, which will require 27,000 new planes costing $2.6 trillion.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 18, 2007

In these last months of Fidel Castro's moribundity, there is delicious irony in the film clip of him that is repeatedly shown on cable television.

Rich Tucker | January 18, 2007

During the election campaign last fall, Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leadership announced they intended to do six things to “meet the everyday needs of all Americans.”

Steve Chapman | January 18, 2007

Is America ready for a black president? That's like asking if country music is ready for Carrie Underwood.

Jacob Sullum | January 18, 2007

The Democrats' eagerness to cut interest rates on student loans reflects a time-honored Washington maxim: If it's good, it should be subsidized.

Alan Reynolds | January 18, 2007

A year-end AP-AOL News Poll found 89 percent of Americans optimistic about their own family's living standards, but less so about the fate of strangers. That is perfectly understandable.

Marvin Olasky | January 18, 2007

We probably aren't in a new Great Awakening, but we clearly have begun a new Great Respecting. Awakenings are dramatic changes in religious belief.

Wed, Jan 17, 2007

Ann Coulter | January 17, 2007

Stuart Taylor Jr., the liberal but brilliant legal reporter for the National Journal, described The New York Times' coverage of the Duke lacrosse rape case as "(w)orse, perhaps, than the other recent Times embarrassments."

Anne Yasmine Rassam | January 17, 2007

The recent Special Forces strike in Somalia illustrates once and again the foolhardiness of those who want us out of Iraq.

Kathryn Lopez | January 17, 2007

I'll be the first conservative to admit it's a depressing time to be one. November hurt. To add insult to injury, San Fran Nan's coronation this month made me a bit woozy. Even so, listening to the liberal Iraq non-strategies, I'd be more depressed if I were a Democrat.

Rich Lowry | January 17, 2007

Democrats hate that Republicans are willing, on the issue of embryonic stem-cell research, to let their straitened moral views supposedly stand in the way of medical progress. But Democrats have their own ethical problem with medical progress - based on their moral qualms about the profit motive.

Walter E. Williams | January 17, 2007

Two recent articles ought to give pause to current political and journalistic ignorance, perhaps demagoguery, about our international trade deficit.In a December Wall Street Journal article titled "Embrace the Deficit," Bear Stearns' chief economist David Malpass lays additional waste to predictions of gloom and doom associated with our trade deficit.

Jonah Goldberg | January 17, 2007

This is the new era of bipartisanship. I know this because I hear it on TV all the time, so it's got to be true.

Timothy Lee | January 17, 2007

Do you trust government to regulate the Internet, which has flourished precisely because government has left it alone?

Michael Medved | January 17, 2007

The opening days of the new Democratic Congress provide a forceful reminder that America’s most powerful media outlets don’t play fair and won’t cover partisan politics with anything approaching objectivity.

Mike Adams | January 17, 2007

Since I’ve gotten pretty good at it, I’ve decided to share a dozen or so of my best responses to panhandlers. Hopefully, they will help you to avoid unpleasant encounters.

Michelle Malkin | January 17, 2007

Last week, I embedded with U.S. Army troops at Forward Operating Base Justice in northern Baghdad.

John Stossel | January 17, 2007

Economists had taught me that the trade deficit is not a big deal. But with all the pundits and politicians alarmed, I began to wonder if I was out of touch.

Brent Bozell | January 17, 2007

For three years, President Bush has been portrayed as stubborn on Iraq, so defiant that it's disturbing, perhaps even a sign of delusional certitude.

Tony Blankley | January 17, 2007

David Ignatius, the highly esteemed Washington Post journalist, wrote a revealing column last week based on an extensive interview with Democratic Congressional leader Rahm Emanuel.

Terry Jeffrey | January 17, 2007

A movement has started in this country that ought to permanently dispel the myth that liberals embrace a right to privacy.

Ben Shapiro | January 17, 2007

What distinguishes us from our enemies is not how we treat our enemies, but what we fight to ensure for our friends. We seek to make the world a freer place, a safer place.

Austin Bay | January 17, 2007

The War on Terror does not have a Winston Churchill, a bulldog poet defending civilization with both visceral determination and energizing eloquence.

Paul Greenberg | January 17, 2007

The best thing about the president's speech Wednesday night was what it did not he say. Not once did he mention surge.

Janet M. LaRue | January 17, 2007

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California) says there was a point to her pointless jab at U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice as she testified last Thursday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Boxer used the committee “ring” to tell Rice that she won’t “pay the immediate price” for increasing military troops in Iraq because of her reproductive failure.

Kathleen Parker | January 17, 2007

When Woody Allen said, "The brain is the most overrated organ," he must have had in mind North Carolina's Research Triangle, home both to the scandalous Duke lacrosse team "rape" fiasco -- and to more Ph.D.s per capita than just about anywhere else in America.

Paul Weyrich | January 17, 2007

I don't know what the reaction of others has been. I know what mine was. I was sad. The President seemed alone.

Rich Galen | January 17, 2007

People who know Scooter Libby say that he is a decent guy. A smart guy. And a patriot.

Tue, Jan 16, 2007

Maggie Gallagher | January 16, 2007

The very public feud between Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump erupted after Rosie criticized The Donald's decision to give Miss USA a very public "second chance." Donald, what do you think about doing the same for Miss New Jersey USA?

James J. Kilpatrick | January 16, 2007

From the time they were ratified in 1791, the religion clauses of the Constitution have confounded scholars, lawyers and laymen alike.

Bill Murchison | January 16, 2007

Drat. Here I was angrily spitting out nails on account of the George W. Bush presidential library's indicated destination -- my back yard, residentially speaking.

William F. Buckley | January 16, 2007

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's comments raise a point worth making. It is that, in the last analysis, there is no way for Congress to estop military escalation by the executive except by cutting funds. Or impeaching the president.

Thomas Sowell | January 16, 2007

Critics of the Bush administration's conduct of the war in Iraq have long demanded that he admit his mistakes. But they have not admitted their own past mistakes, much less admit the potentially catastrophic mistake they will make in the future if they make it impossible to sustain military operations there.

Michael McBride | January 16, 2007

The pointy end of the spear. Often those of us in combat units would muse about “being on the pointy end of the spear.” Often it was frightening…the post-Vietnam malaise that lasted until about 1988 or so, often brought an uneasy chuckle when we referred to being “on the pointy end of the spear.”

Debra J. Saunders | January 16, 2007

Last week's exchange between Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice turned into the chew toy of cable news shows over the weekend -- with Democrats arguing that Boxer was right to point out that Rice, a single woman, has no children fighting in Iraq, and White House spokesman Tony Snow indignant that Boxer had made "a great leap backward for feminism."

Thomas P. Kilgannon | January 16, 2007

John Kerry may have been defeated in the 2004 presidential contest, but his "Global Test" doctrine – which states that America's national security must be administered by the United Nations – lives on.

Chuck Colson | January 16, 2007

This March marks the two-hundredth anniversary of the British Parliament’s abolition of the slave trade—the culmination of a twenty-year struggle by William Wilberforce and his fellow abolitionists, a story brilliantly captured in the new Hollywood release coming next month titled Amazing Grace.

Dinesh D'Souza | January 16, 2007

On a recent trip to Istanbul I encountered a group of Muslim students who insisted that American culture was morally perverse. They called it “pornographic.” And they charged that this culture is now being imposed on the rest of the world.

Thomas Sowell | January 16, 2007

Nothing is easier than to second-guess decisions made in wartime. Anyone who has bothered to read the history of wars knows that very few wars have been without disastrous surprises, often on both sides.

David Limbaugh | January 16, 2007

Senator Barbara Boxer has mastered the art of rudeness much better than she has cultivated wisdom on weighty matters of state.

Cal Thomas | January 16, 2007

The New Jersey legislature thinks setting aside a day on which to remember those who have bought our freedom with their blood is not as important as it used to be.

Pat Buchanan | January 16, 2007

America is four years into a bloody debacle in Iraq not merely because Bush and Cheney marched us in, or simply because neocon propagandists lied about Saddam's nuclear program and WMDs, and Iraqi ties to al-Qaida, anthrax attacks and 9-11.

Jeff Emanuel | January 16, 2007

Barack Hussein Obama may be the media’s anointed “chosen one” in the 2008 race for the presidency (for now, at least). However, the “Leaders of Black America” appear to be tightly guarding their own lamp oil, and to be watching Obama with more than a bit of apprehension.

Dennis Prager | January 16, 2007

I have traveled outside of North America at least once a year for nearly 40 years. These travels have taken me to some 82 countries (yes, I admit to keeping count) and have taught me more about life than anything I learned up through Ivy League graduate school.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | January 16, 2007

I've received thousands of e-mails since I began writing this column 2 1/2 years ago and, by far, the most frequent SOS I get is from readers who want to know where they should turn for financial help.

Mon, Jan 15, 2007

Herman Cain | January 15, 2007

The American public is about to once again witness the liberals’ total disdain for, and ignorance of, the dynamics of capitalism and our free market economic system.

William F. Buckley | January 15, 2007

You are a Republican legislator, retiring after this, your fifth term. Last night, into midnight hours, you composed a questionnaire for yourself. You vowed to submit to it before your committee speech. You'd flower up the language a bit -- but not the thought. You wake up this morning and turn to last night's self-quiz.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 15, 2007

President George W. Bush's secret plan for Social Security has just been released to the public in response to a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by TREA Senior Citizens League

Jeff Emanuel | January 15, 2007

One correct course of action being embraced by President Bush in his most recent Iraq strategy is the public pursuit – and prosecution – of Iranians caught in action fighting against the coalition, and against the government, in Iraq.

Rich Galen | January 15, 2007

The new Democratic majority in the House is pretending to accomplish a bunch of things during the first 100 hours of the 100th Congress.

Michael Barone | January 15, 2007

For six years now, American politics has revolved around George W. Bush, just as it revolved for eight years before that around Bill Clinton.

Suzanne Fields | January 15, 2007

Protesters by nature are compelled more by emotion than facts; it's difficult to get much analysis on a picket sign.

Debra J. Saunders | January 15, 2007

Here's one lawsuit you have to root for: A group of stockholders have filed a restraining-order request to stop Home Depot from paying a $210 million golden parachute to reward exiting CEO Bob Nardelli for not working there anymore.

Robert Novak | January 15, 2007

Within 48 hours, Reid was opposing full transparency of earmarks. This week, Republican reformers will target Reid with an amendment to the Senate ethics package.

Mike Adams | January 15, 2007

Good morning (name deleted): I want to take a few minutes to discuss a problem that I think will impair your ability to pass my class this semester.

Star Parker | January 15, 2007

Re-reading, after many reads, Dr. Martin Luther King's words of Aug. 28, 1963, the famous "I Have a Dream" speech, his greatness rings clearer than ever.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | January 15, 2007

Both conservative and liberals quote Dr. King on this national holiday. Similar to the recent religious question – “What would Jesus do?” Many would-be social reformers attend to answer the question – “What would Martin do?”

Burt Prelutsky | January 15, 2007

A lot of people were up in arms over Saddam Hussein’s execution. Well, I beg to differ.

Sun, Jan 14, 2007

Kevin McCullough | January 14, 2007

For the Christian Left to claim connection to true Christianity is to deny its leftist tendencies and for them to claim connection to the aims of the political left is to deny its Christianity.

Paul Jacob | January 14, 2007

It's a brand new, brave new solar year, and the leading lights of the nation have set their sights on our rights. There's only one thing to do: oppose them.

Mary Grabar | January 14, 2007

To have a professor get arrested for the crime of jaywalking—especially when the professor has to be subdued and knocked to the ground by back-up police--is about as visually dramatic as it gets at annual conferences like the American Historical Association meeting held earlier this month in Atlanta.