Sat, Feb 10, 2007

Rich Tucker | February 10, 2007

As Ronald Reagan used to say, the problem in Washington is “that so many people who go there know so many things that aren’t true.”

Doug Giles | February 10, 2007

Our globe would probably cool off several degrees if Al Gore would just shut up and loose some weight. First things first, Al.

Brent Bozell | February 10, 2007

The Super Bowl draws the largest television audience in America every year, and this year's estimated audience -- 93 million viewers, the second most-watched Super Bowl in pro football history -- was no slouch. Perhaps the oddest thing, then, is TV coverage rarely focuses on the football.

Diana West | February 10, 2007

Since the American female elected to hop off her pedestal to seek "equality" with males, Valentine's Day has been seen as a ritualistic throwback to the days when men would routinely strew the ground beneath the pedestal with candy hearts, red roses and assorted chocolates -- at least, metaphorically speaking. That is, ideally, he would do so metaphorically speaking.

Paul Greenberg | February 10, 2007

An Italian exchange student once asked me what he should know in order to understand America. The best I could come up with on the spot was the U.S. Constitution, jazz and baseball.

Robert Novak | February 10, 2007

Democratic sources say Hollywood producer Steven Spielberg, previously listed as a probable supporter of Sen. Barack Obama for president, has agreed to host a major fund-raiser for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Patrick Hynes | February 10, 2007

Whenever I give a speech (or get started on a rant) I explain the power of the New Media this way: Consuming news in the Old Media environment is a “lean back” experience while consuming news in the New Media environment is a “lean forward” experience.

Dean Barnett | February 10, 2007

What was he thinking? As one looks back at John Edwards and his Potty-Mouthed bloggers, that’s the question that keeps springing to mind. What circuit misfired in the Edwards campaign that led him to hire two of the blogosphere’s most notoriously bilious, hate-filled and obviously controversial denizens?

Ken Connor | February 10, 2007

Every generation has a few atheists who seem eager to tell the world how much smarter they are than everybody else. The fact that such individuals still exist, and that they are still producing popular tracts in defense of their disbelief, is no surprise.

Fri, Feb 09, 2007

Lorie Byrd | February 09, 2007

In the world of politics, bloggers are the new kids on the block.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 09, 2007

After his role in destroying Al Gore's chance to win the 2000 election, consumer activist and all-around maverick Ralph Nader would seem to have lost his credibility as a presidential candidate. In 2004, as if to punish him for his spoiler role, he got only 1 percent of the national vote, not enough to have any impact on the election.

Mike Gallagher | February 09, 2007

The anguish in Monica Ramos’ voice was clearly evident over the phone. The wife of jailed border patrol agent Ignacio Ramos had been told by her husband how a group of Hispanic inmates had beaten him bloody a few days earlier.

Chuck Colson | February 09, 2007

If you ever doubted the complete triumph of the therapeutic culture in America, look no further than this week’s news. Take NASA for example. How did it respond to the sad and bizarre story involving a love triangle and an astronaut charged with attempted murder?

Burt Prelutsky | February 09, 2007

As some of you may be aware, I am one of the 175 or so older writers involved in a class action lawsuit that accuses the movie studios, the TV networks and a number of Hollywood talent agencies, of engaging in the unlawful practice of ageism.

Jonah Goldberg | February 09, 2007

Public policy is all about trade-offs. Economists understand this better than politicians because voters want to have their cake and eat it too, and politicians think whatever is popular must also be true.

Mona Charen | February 09, 2007

Last week C-SPAN featured a discussion about Rudolph Giuliani that left me shaking my head. The gist of the guest's message was that Giuliani was a "Rockefeller Republican" who was suddenly transformed into a darling of conservatives after 9/11.

Oliver North | February 09, 2007

Since the new leaders in Congress claim that they intend to "root out waste, fraud and abuse," they ought to inquire just why the Smithsonian is in the hole. While they are at it, here are a few other questions:

Pat Buchanan | February 09, 2007

If an attack on Iran is among "options ... on the table," who put it there? Who gave President Bush the authority to attack Iran? And when was it granted?

Debra J. Saunders | February 09, 2007

What is San Francisco State University teaching that makes student leaders think that if they don't like what other students say, they can use student organizations to stifle those with dissenting views? Do they even know about the First Amendment?

Kathleen Parker | February 09, 2007

While America was riveted on a murderous love triangle featuring a female astronaut driving 900 miles wearing a diaper, another significant story received little notice.

Charles Krauthammer | February 09, 2007

National Intelligence Estimates are not supposed to be amusing. And the latest NIE on the situation in Iraq was uniformly grim. But the document's determined effort to split the difference on the use of the phrase "civil war" did verge on the comical.

Rich Lowry | February 09, 2007

This is a problem that deserves study and debate about what realistically can be done about it. But it doesn't justify the bizarre panic that suggests the issue has become a trendy vehicle for traditional fears of the apocalypse and for rituals of guilt and expiation.

Cam Edwards | February 09, 2007

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s war on gun owners received a major hit yesterday, courtesy of the U.S. Justice Department, but Bloomberg is so far refusing to back down.

Linda Chavez | February 09, 2007

Private sector unions are perilously close to going the way of the dinosaur, but they still have enough teeth to convince Democrats to try to cram through legislation that would imperil workers' free choice.

David Limbaugh | February 09, 2007

Memo to the national Democratic Party: Having a reputedly Hezbollah-supporting imam lead you in a Muslim-based spiritual and political prayer does not support your contentions that your values better reflect true Christianity than those of Republicans and that you support the troops.

Rebecca Hagelin | February 09, 2007

At the tender age of 14, knowing no other America but one in which abortion is legal, my daughter doesn’t understand why our nation allows such a heinous act to be inflicted on the innocent and voiceless. Common sense tells her it’s wrong. How can it be, she wonders? I have no answers.

Bill Steigerwald | February 09, 2007

Timothy Ball is no wishy-washy skeptic of global warming. The Canadian climatologist, who has a Ph.D. in climatology from the University of London and taught at the University of Winnipeg for 28 years, says that the widely propagated “fact” that humans are contributing to global warming is the “greatest deception in the history of science.”

Thu, Feb 08, 2007

Michael Reagan | February 08, 2007

Aside from the fact that it is patently untrue that Senate Republicans are blocking any debate on the current state of the war in Iraq, the hypocrisy of the Democrats on the issue boggles the mind.

Jonathan Garthwaite | February 08, 2007

Hey, have you heard the latest gossip from the campaign trail? Don't tell anyone I told you, but Barack Obama smokes cigarettes -- can you believe it?

Larry Kudlow | February 08, 2007

ExxonMobil just reported the largest annual profit ever by a U.S. company -- a staggering $39.5 billion. I say congratulations, although Hillary Clinton begs to differ.

Ross Mackenzie | February 08, 2007

What began as misgivings about Iraq by a dovecote of military officers, mostly retired, has expanded now - with the Democratic takeover - into a full-blown revolt of the generals in Congress.

Victor Davis Hanson | February 08, 2007

After 9/11, many leftists cited American faults that supposedly accounted for Osama bin Laden's savage attack.

Jeff Emanuel | February 08, 2007

Though it no longer seems real to far too many citizens of America, Great Britain, Canada, and much of the rest of the West, the terrorist threat facing us has not gone away, and has, on repeated occasions, shown itself in (largely thwarted, thankfully) plots against each of our nations and their citizens.

John Hawkins | February 08, 2007

Want to make a liberal get so mad that he can't see straight? Well then, just tell him that he doesn't support the troops and wait for ranting and a stream of obscenities to begin.

Mike Adams | February 08, 2007

And so “Morals Week” was initiated at UNCG in 2004. The first keynote speaker was Dr. Mike S. Adams who demanded that the university match the porn star’s fee of $3000.

Hugh Hewitt | February 08, 2007

They have to change everything, and very quickly. When you are sinking like a stone –and the bigs in Boston and Los Angeles are—trimming a few dozen jobs here or changing the margins of the paper’s size there won’t do the trick.

Brent Bozell | February 08, 2007

Never try to say ABC anchor Diane Sawyer hasn't been tough on oppressors. In one interview in 1998, she stared one in the face and said: "You've been compared to Saddam Hussein. Nero. To Torquemada, who was head of the Inquisition."

Larry Elder | February 08, 2007

Global warming alarmists -- despite their best efforts -- seem incapable of convincing the Bush administration. So here's my suggestion. Make the scientists tell the president that global warming turns people gay.

Cal Thomas | February 08, 2007

Only a Democrat like Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland could say with a straight face that President Bush's proposed $2.9 trillion budget for 2008 is "spartan and skimpy." Democrats never have enough of our money to spend on their favorite entitlement programs - the ones that keep them in office.

Suzanne Fields | February 08, 2007

The men and women who shake us down at the airport are getting a crash course in Muslim culture. A training DVD that runs for 45 minutes tackles such "sensitive" questions as why Arabs often avoid looking someone in the eye. An agent of the Homeland Security Administration questioning a suspected terrorist, for example, may regard dropped eyes as evidence of suspicious behavior, suggesting the suspect is hiding something.

Matt Towery | February 08, 2007

There comes a time when even passionate conservative partisans must say enough to pure insanity. That time has come.

Donald Lambro | February 08, 2007

Each February, the president proposes a budget for the next fiscal year and each year the cost of government grows larger and more wasteful than ever before.

Robert Novak | February 08, 2007

Listening to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell last weekend boast he had the votes to prevent closing Senate debate on Iraq, Republicans opposing President Bush's troop surge in Iraq feared the worst.

George Will | February 08, 2007

Eighteen years ago, Richard M. Daley went into the family business, which is the business of being mayor of this city. Back then, he hardly could have imagined that he would become an accomplished practitioner of today's new wrinkle in public finance, here and elsewhere. He says his father, who died in 1976, would approve, but one wonders.

Marvin Olasky | February 08, 2007

Did you hear the joke about a debate among three engineers as to the occupation of the Creator?

William Rusher | February 08, 2007

I will confess that, as a conservative with Republican leanings, I have long nurtured a healthy fear of John Edwards. As a former senator from North Carolina, who burst onto the political scene after amassing a huge fortune as a trial lawyer, Edwards has always seemed (not least to himself) destined for higher things.

Larry Elder | February 08, 2007

Global warming alarmists -- despite their best efforts -- seem incapable of convincing the Bush administration. So here's my suggestion. Make the scientists tell the president that global warming turns people gay.

Megan Basham | February 08, 2007

In a rare example of journalistic integrity, CNN correspondent Rick Sanchez actually called A-list actress Charlize Theron (most famous for her Oscar-winning portrayal of serial killer Eileen Aileen Wuornos in the film Monster) on the carpet for the anti-American idiocy she proceeded to spew during their interview last Sunday.

Alan Reynolds | February 08, 2007

President Bush recently announced that inequality has "been rising for more than 25 years." But what did the president mean by inequality? And when, during that 25- year period, was inequality rising?

Wed, Feb 07, 2007

Ann Coulter | February 07, 2007

To see how liberal history is created, you need to tune into the nut-cable stations and watch their coverage of the Scooter Libby trial.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 07, 2007

The nominees for the 2008 presidential race will be selected in 2007. The tempo of the new political process, driven by 24-hour cable news, Internet bloggers, conservative talk radio, and liberal NPR is so rapid that the nomination race cannot exist in stasis waiting for Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina to get around to holding their votes in early 2008.

Roger Schlesinger | February 07, 2007

Everyone has heard that statement before but how many of you have seen my picture. Not a picture of me, but a picture that hopefully will amaze you in a way that you will finally make the move to a shorter term mortgage. Enough said; take a look and see for you.

Michelle Malkin | February 07, 2007

Angry, left-wing Washington Post blogger William Arkin considers American troops in Iraq who believe in their mission "mercenaries" who are "naive" and should be thankful they haven't been spit upon yet. Curdled Democrat Sen. John Kerry thinks those soldiers, who volunteer for service, didn't "make an effort to be smart" and are "stuck in Iraq" because of their intellectual deficiencies.

Michael McBride | February 07, 2007

Does anyone else miss the light brown M&Ms? Me too.

Chuck Colson | February 07, 2007

Over the weekend, a truck bomb in a Shiite market in Baghdad killed at least 130 people. While it was horrible, it was only one of four such attacks against Iraqi Shiites in the past three weeks.

Jason Mattera | February 07, 2007

The Catholic Church has a rich history of protecting the most vulnerable members of society. From challenging forced sterilizations to rebuking the practice of abortion, the Church’s leaders have been outspokenly pro-life.

Robert Knight | February 07, 2007

It would be interesting to know what kind of reaction the scientists got to the Chevy ad for their HHR car, entitled “Men Can’t Keep Their Hands Off It.” The spot was suggested by a University of Wisconsin coed, but then produced by some high-priced pros.

Janice Shaw Crouse | February 07, 2007

For several years now, Dr. Laura has been arguing that it is up to women to keep their husbands happy. She took up this theme in earnest when she published a book, "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands."

Michael Medved | February 07, 2007

The signs of reduced levels of racism have become so powerful and unmistakable, in fact, that the refusal to acknowledge this breathtaking decline in bigotry may soon comprise a greater threat to the black community than racism itself.

John Stossel | February 07, 2007

A few weeks ago, men working for an advertising agency installed light screens in cities to promote a Cartoon Network program.

Walter E. Williams | February 07, 2007

If you're looking for a map of world poverty, check out the "2007 Index of Economic Freedom" jointly published by the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. You might think that's a strangely titled source for a poverty map.

Jonah Goldberg | February 07, 2007

Here's irony for you. Last spring, focus-group guru Frank Luntz said that Sen. Joseph Biden should be considered a front-runner in the Democratic presidential primaries because so many Democrats in New Hampshire and Iowa judged him to be - wait for it - "articulate."

Tony Blankley | February 07, 2007

While political professionals of both parties see the 2008 election as very hopeful for the Democrats, there is no such thing as a lay down hand in presidential politics.

Terry Jeffrey | February 07, 2007

Why is Rudy Giuliani, the security candidate, calling for a "technological fence" to stop illegal aliens from running into the United States?

Ben Shapiro | February 07, 2007

There are those who do not believe that same-sex marriage is a knowing attempt to undermine the nature of marriage.

Austin Bay | February 07, 2007

NATO, which now controls security operations in Afghanistan, is gearing up for a new round of fighting, as the Himalayan snows melt.

Paul Greenberg | February 07, 2007

If there is any one thing that distinguishes an editorial for a newspaper from a signed column, it's that the column ought to have something more personal about it. It should sound like someone you know wrote it.

Kathleen Parker | February 07, 2007

In a world wary of flip-floppery, it is nearly impossible for a politician to change his mind without appearing unprincipled.

Jacob Sullum | February 07, 2007

Although Stephen Lawrence and John Lefebvre are charged with money laundering, there was nothing sneaky about their "conspiracy."

Bruce Bartlett | February 07, 2007

Last week, President Bush took some long overdue action to constrain the growing burden of federal regulation on the economy. Predictably, Democrats howl that Republicans are endangering all Americans by leaving them to the mercies of greedy corporations. But they would be well advised not to block Bush’s order, because it will come in handy when Democrats retake the White House.

Tue, Feb 06, 2007

Debra J. Saunders | February 06, 2007

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released last week was billed as 100 percent proof positive that global warming is real, modern man is to blame and anyone who doubts that is a bad human being.

Paul Driessen | February 06, 2007

The ink has barely dried on its new code of conduct, and already Congress is redefining ethics and pork to fit a global warming agenda. As Will Rogers observed, "with Congress, every time they make a joke, it’s a law. And every time they make a law, it’s a joke."

Rich Lowry | February 06, 2007

If there's one thing obvious in this room, it is that Emanuel might be clever, but it's Howard Dean's party.

Ken Blackwell | February 06, 2007

Prominent and indispensable among our rights is the “right of the people to keep and bear arms.” Second Amendment rights, never to be infringed, were posited by our nation’s founders as among the most essential tenets of the free and just republic they sought to establish.

Paul Weyrich | February 06, 2007

It is a sad reality that many federal laws result in unintended consequences for the public which must abide by them.

Paul Greenberg | February 06, 2007

It was wholly a pleasure to receive your correction to my obituary tribute to the late Gerald Ford.

Herman Cain | February 06, 2007

Entitlement is a disease, much like cancer. I fought and won my personal war against cancer, but have thankfully never suffered from entitlement. If there is indeed a divide in our country, as liberals in both political parties are all too willing to espouse and exploit, it may very well be between those Americans who feel entitled to guarantees of health care, retirement income and protections of their self-defined class, and the rest of us who have read the Constitution.

Jennifer Roback Morse | February 06, 2007

I hate to disagree with my friend Glenn Sacks, but I think he has missed the boat in his recent comparison of lesbian "social" mothers with divorced fathers. Mr. Sacks, a prominent fathers’ rights advocate, is correct that in both cases, family law courts diminish the claims of people who want to maintain a relationship with a child.

Thomas Sowell | February 06, 2007

The latest in a long line of New York Times editorials disguised as "news" stories was a recent article suggesting that most American women today do not have husbands.

David Limbaugh | February 06, 2007

Democrats regained congressional control in November largely by being the only alternative to the unpopular party.

Cal Thomas | February 06, 2007

In the race to the bottom for votes to win office, or to preserve themselves in office, it would be difficult to out-run Republicans as they pander to the Hispanic vote by refusing to control our southern border against an invasion by millions of illegal aliens. Democrats are trying and they may soon pass Republicans in their cynical pursuit of political power.

Dennis Prager | February 06, 2007

Not thinking through the long-range consequences of their positions is liberalism's tragic flaw.

Pat Buchanan | February 06, 2007

Last week, Joe Biden walked into a Delaware diner, ordered a bowl of tomato soup and blew himself up. Too bad. We need Joe.

Bill Murchison | February 06, 2007

It's not the climate scientists we need to worry about in this time of global warming.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | February 06, 2007

Last week, I heard from a Navy retiree who wondered what he should do with the money he built up in his Thrift Savings Plan, the federal government retirement plan that looks a lot like a 401(k).

Mon, Feb 05, 2007

Thomas P. Kilgannon | February 05, 2007

I suppose its still too early to put new UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the same underclass as Kofi Annan. Kofi was as anti-American as they come, but the new UN boss is showing symptoms of AAD – American Appreciation Disorder – which afflicts most of the bureaucracy at Turtle Bay.

John Fund | February 05, 2007

The late Milton Friedman, who was the nation's foremost advocate for school choice, would be more than pleased with the news coming out of Utah. By a vote of 38-37, the Utah House last Thursday approved the first-ever statewide universal school choice plan.

Rich Galen | February 05, 2007

THE Superbowl commercial that everyone talks about on Monday morning?

Frank Gaffney | February 05, 2007

The outcome of the present, global conflict may ultimately turn on the implementation of a policy it took President Bush just seven words to declare on November 6, 2001: "You’re either with us or against us."

Phyllis Schlafly | February 05, 2007

Mental health screening of all children is the goal of legislation introduced into many state legislatures this year.

Kathryn Lopez | February 05, 2007

An essential part of this life-saving exercise is to support real women's rights. Nancy Pelosi may think she liberated hundreds of American girls to dream of one day becoming Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, but there are girls out there who are really actually oppressed.

Rich Galen | February 05, 2007

Prince? As the Superbowl halftime show? What was the NFL thinking?

Armstrong Williams | February 05, 2007

Maybe it’s the dirty deeds done by her husband. Maybe it’s the botched health care proposal from years ago. Maybe it’s the haughty upstate persona. Maybe it’s the fact that she’s a she.

Roger Schlesinger | February 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. Many people took short term arms in 2003 and 2004 that were historically low.

Michael Barone | February 05, 2007

It's often hard to identify a turning point in a military conflict. The news of mayhem comes in every day, and it's hard to figure out which changes the course of things.

Suzanne Fields | February 05, 2007

French fries are back on the menu at the Congressional dining rooms, and it's no longer unpatriotic to order a French cabernet sauvignon at an American restaurant, so it's a good time to lunch with the French ambassador.

Paul Greenberg | February 05, 2007

Remember self-esteem? It was one of the sillier - and more dangerous - fads in educational circles, which keep going round and round. The theory was that promoting kids' self-esteem was going to convince them they were great. And it just might. But that's no guarantee they are great.

Donald Lambro | February 05, 2007

Despite the gloom and doom we heard in last year's elections, a torrent of upbeat economic reports show the Bush economy is alive and well, and it is likely headed for a healthier performance in 2007.

Robert Novak | February 05, 2007

It is difficult to measure how much transformation of McCain from taxer to tax-cutter has contributed to his fading popularity among Washington's media elite, but the romance is gone.

Dinesh D'Souza | February 05, 2007

More than five years after 9/11, the crucial question of why the Islamic radicals decided to strike America remains unanswered.

Mike Adams | February 05, 2007

Lately, I’ve been feeling very uncomfortable as a conservative professor on a college campus.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | February 05, 2007

It's time for America to learn from the problems we see exhibited in the UK.

Star Parker | February 05, 2007

Black History Month is generally not a time for thought and introspection. It's used more as a time to celebrate black achievement.

Burt Prelutsky | February 05, 2007

I got an e-mail the other day from a fellow who scolded me for being so naïve as to imagine that just because someone wasn’t a conservative, he must be a liberal.

Sun, Feb 04, 2007

Doug Wilson | February 04, 2007

Few issues pique the interest of the American people like healthcare. Politicians know this and nobly attempt to solve America’s health care problem.

Carol Platt Liebau | February 04, 2007

In recent days, it’s become clear that Democrats in the U.S. Senate are determined to pass some version of a non-binding resolution that will – as General David Petraeus explained in congressional testimony – have the effect of emboldening America’s enemies.

John Boehner | February 04, 2007

This week, President Bush will kick off a critical discussion about our country’s future when he unveils his budget proposal. His plan will balance the federal budget within five years – an important goal Republicans and Democrats can accomplish without raising taxes on working Americans.

Frank Pastore | February 04, 2007

In the fight between the Christian Left and the Christian Right over man-made global warming, I suggest another Christian option: Look to the end game and just go nuclear.

George Will | February 04, 2007

Occasionally a football person says something that punctures the fog of George Patton-style rhetoric that football people emit.

Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD | February 04, 2007

Certain neurotic themes are dominant in the radical liberal mind’s perceptions of the world. All of them portray the citizen as a suffering child who is victimized, helpless and in need of rescue. All are evident in various liberal platforms. They represent the liberal mind’s transference of childhood dynamics into the world of adult relationships.

Jonathan Garthwaite | February 04, 2007

Tailgating wasn’t specifically banned at the game but the NFL’s “items banned from stadium grounds” list certainly resembled the “items required for a successful tailgate party” recommended by the American Tailgaters Association.

Doug Giles | February 04, 2007

I know I’m not supposed to say this as a conservative and as a Christian, but Steve Colbert, John Stewart, David Letterman, Carlos Mencia, Dave Chappelle and Bill Maher are funny hombres.

Paul Jacob | February 04, 2007

Another gross attack on the most successful way citizens have to counter the machinations of their rulers, this time by a man actually named "Gross."

Ed Feulner | February 04, 2007

Luckily, this isn’t 1957, and the Chinese test wasn’t Sputnik; it didn’t catch us by surprise.

Kevin McCullough | February 04, 2007

Only two weeks after the elections in November of 2008, The United States of America, a nation of former greatness lay in absolute desolate ruin. Within the previous 72 hours a series of eight successive, delayed nuclear devices had been detonated.

Mike Gallagher | February 04, 2007

No one plays the political game harder or better than Clinton. If the book "Primary Colors" is an accurate, behind-the-scenes look at the political rise of Billary, make no mistake about it: The woman is large and in charge when it comes to figuring out ways to get elected.

John Andrews | February 04, 2007

In our country and our state today, government is too big, growing too fast, too intrusive in our lives, costs too much, and delivers too little value for the dollar. I say so in homage to Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, whose birthday is Tuesday.