Sun, Feb 25, 2007

Kevin McCullough | February 25, 2007

Despite the fact that some in both parties strongly disagree, I believe the twenty-one month campaign cycle needs to become the norm, not the exception, and that in doing so we might actually get to shape elections that truly matter.

Sat, Feb 24, 2007

Doug Giles | February 24, 2007

I think I speak for most heterosexual males when I say I’m not homophobic but chick-o-centric. Let’s keep it positive, okay?

Nathan Tabor | February 24, 2007

This week—perhaps emboldened by the groundhog predicting an early spring—Old Man Winter came roaring back, blanketing much of the nation with a sheet of ice.

Ken Connor | February 24, 2007

In light of William Wilberforce's campaign to rid his nation of slavery, it is important to remember that, for millions of men, women and children around the world, slavery is not just a historical tragedy, it is a present reality.

Patrick Hynes | February 24, 2007

Today I would like to look at two candidates’—one authentic, the other synthetic—views on the war in Iraq.

Dean Barnett | February 24, 2007

The mainstream media’s fascination with Mitt Romney is rather odd. After all, Romney is still a second tier presidential contender who has but a fraction of the name recognition of more famous politicians like John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Ed Feulner | February 24, 2007

hen President Bush signed "No Child Left Behind," he changed the way non-English speaking students were taught. Before 2002, the federal government simply paid for services and projects carried out by states and local school districts. That sort of system made it difficult to track results.

Nick Nichols | February 24, 2007

2007 may prove to be a very bad year for activist groups who discovered decades ago that they could raise lots of tax-exempt cash by telling the rest of us how to run our lives.

Robert Novak | February 24, 2007

Well-placed Democratic sources believe the opposition to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton by Hollywood producers David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg stems in part from President Bill Clinton's refusal to pardon imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard.

Patrick Ruffini | February 24, 2007

The strategy that Congress is busy denouncing is proving to be our best hope for victory.

Bill Steigerwald | February 24, 2007

Individual freedom, property rights, free trade and limited government are not exactly core values of either major party today, but they were the philosophical and political stuff America was founded on. Brian Doherty, a Reason magazine editor, has written “Radicals for Capitalism,” a “freewheeling” history of the post-World War II libertarian movement whose brilliant, principled and always outnumbered thinkers – lead by icons Milton Friedman, Ayn Rand, Friedrich Hayek, Murray Rothbard and Ludwig von Mises -- have greatly influenced American politics and public policy.

Fri, Feb 23, 2007

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 23, 2007

Why is Hillary's enforcer, Howard Wolfson, shooting Barack Obama in the kneecaps over David Geffen's criticism of his candidate? If Wolfson had his way, Geffen would "sleep with the fishes."

Larry Kudlow | February 23, 2007

Whatever the mighty Clinton spin machine is saying about the front-page catfight between Hillary, Barack Obama, and David Geffen, the fact is, the Geffen-Obama forces put a big hurt on the presidential aspirations of the former First Lady.

Burt Prelutsky | February 23, 2007

Most people have a natural curiosity about their ancestors. I, on the other hand, have absolutely no interest in mine.

Rich Lowry | February 23, 2007

They tell the story of William Wilberforce, the British parliamentarian whose decades-long fight against the slave trade finally resulted in its abolition in 1807. This month is the bicentennial of what was, to use contemporary argot, one of history's most successful "faith-based initiatives."

Zev Chafets | February 23, 2007

Listening to Rep. John Murtha's arguments against the American troop surge in Iraq reminds me of a scene in "Bananas." Facing an insurgency, the Latin American dictator in that Woody Allen classic reaches out for American aid. But he mistakenly calls in not the CIA, but the UJA — the United Jewish Appeal. Black-hatted rabbis, holding little charity boxes, are soon wandering through the chaotic battle zone.

Matt Barber | February 23, 2007

hey say that the pen is mightier than the sword, and for that reason they also say to tread lightly while criticizing anyone with both a warehouse full of ink and the inclination to use it against you.

Mike Gallagher | February 23, 2007

This latest flap demonstrates that he can stay above the fray and keep his head about him while Hillary rants and raves and turns three shades of raging red.

Hugh Hewitt | February 23, 2007

Though I will often quarrel with David Broder’s policy conclusions, his judgments on the dynamics of presidential politics should be taken very seriously.

Wynton Hall | February 23, 2007

I'm about to commit speechwriter sacrilege and reveal the secret formula to all of Ronald Reagan’s most powerful speeches.

Paul Kengor | February 23, 2007

In his pursuit of Cold War victory over Soviet communism, Ronald Reagan enlisted several fascinating covert efforts as part of a bold campaign of economic warfare, an assault so sensitive and so damaging that Reagan advisers denied it publicly, only acknowledging it decades later.

Lorie Byrd | February 23, 2007

There has been an incredible amount of media attention paid to the “outing” of Valerie Plame. In spite of extensive interviews granted by her camera-loving husband, Joe Wilson, asserting the current administration intentionally outed a covert CIA agent, there have yet to be any charges filed against anyone for outing Plame.

Rich Tucker | February 23, 2007

Politicians are taught to speak in soundbites, 15-second clips that will sound good on TV. Consultants insist this is the only way to get a positive message across to a busy electorate, and they may well be correct.

Mike Adams | February 23, 2007

When one embarks upon a mission to eliminate speech codes from college campuses it’s tough to know where to start. Some codes ban speech that is merely “offensive.” Some ban speech that is “maligning.” Others ban speech that “challenges.” Imagine a college that guarantees a four year education without any fear of being challenged. It’s as easy as imagining a worthless college education.

Oliver North | February 23, 2007

"The lion and the bear are hunting the eagle." That's how a refugee from Tehran put it when he called me this week about recent developments in his homeland. The lion to which my friend referred was on the coat of arms of nearly every Persian king for more than a thousand years. The bear, of course, is imperial Russia. We're the bird.

Pat Buchanan | February 23, 2007

The Brits are going home. Forty thousand marched in beside the Americans. Only 7,100 remain; 1,600 will be heading home by Easter.

John Hawkins | February 23, 2007

[I]f this nation were unfortunate enough to be burdened for four years with Barack Obama, John Edwards, Hillary Clinton or one of the other liberals contending for the Democratic nomination, things would be even worse this time around. Why would that be the case? There are a variety of reasons for it.

Thomas Sowell | February 23, 2007

Senator Barack Obama recently said, "let's allow our unions and their organizers to lift up this country's middle class again."

Jonah Goldberg | February 23, 2007

The New Yorker reported this week that the dean of West Point took it upon himself to help put an end to abusive - i.e. torturous - interrogation techniques.

David Limbaugh | February 23, 2007

While arrogantly guaranteeing that she would be the next president, Hillary Clinton promised to stop America from being an "arrogant power." Well, maybe when she accomplishes her mission, she can begin to work on herself.

Mona Charen | February 23, 2007

he American Psychological Association has discovered that too early sexualization of children, particularly girls, is damaging. How about that? Because I have well-developed views on this subject, I almost didn't read the long article about it in the Health section of The Washington Post this week. But I'm glad I did because just when you think you're up to date on cultural decline, you are surprised.

Diana West | February 23, 2007

I saw something eerie this week. It wasn't an apparition exactly, but rather a head-spinning blur of headlines about global jihad that, rather incredibly, began to take on the unmistakable shape of a British old school tie.

Matt Towery | February 23, 2007

Several weeks ago, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a column by Peter Brown of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Brown wrote that two past political stars, former Vice President Al Gore and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, are essentially "dead on arrival" in the race for the White House.

Linda Chavez | February 23, 2007

What if you could protect your child from a potentially life-threatening disease with a simple vaccination, but administering those shots might encourage her to engage in behavior that, statistically speaking, would be far more likely to cause her grave harm?

Charles Krauthammer | February 23, 2007

The United States has fought many wars since 1941, but never again declared one. Abroad, no one declares war anymore either, perhaps because it has the anachronistic feel of an aristocratic challenge.

Kathleen Parker | February 23, 2007

Between hourly updates on the decomposing body of Anna Nicole Smith and the balding of Britney Spears, we can confidently declare that the Jerry Springerization of America is complete.

Rebecca Hagelin | February 23, 2007

Mention the word “slavery,” and people think of the distant past -- of Africans who were cruelly kidnapped from their homeland and forced to work in brutal conditions in a strange land, or of ancient Hebrews struggling to build pyramids under the watchful eye of sadistic Egyptian masters.

Cam Edwards | February 23, 2007

Three stories of self-defense with three happy endings. What would have happened if these women didn’t have a gun to help them defend themselves?

Dean Barnett | February 23, 2007

John McCain is hitting the campaign trail, and he's doing so with a predictable thud.

Jon Sanders | February 23, 2007

Last week the College of William and Mary hosted a "Sex Workers Art Show" funded by student fees and the Women's Studies Department.

Chuck Colson | February 23, 2007

In a poignant scene in the new film Amazing Grace, an exhausted William Wilberforce collapses into the arms of his wife. The British MP is heartbroken over his failure to stop the slave trade. After years of struggle—of enduring political tricks, treachery, and deceit—he is ready to give up; the campaign seems utterly hopeless.

Thu, Feb 22, 2007

Debra J. Saunders | February 22, 2007

A sorta kinda presidential debate in February 2007? At least this beats covering Anna Nicole Smith and undergoing a root canal. Or after 20 months, will the 2008 campaign season feel like a root canal?

Chip Pickering | February 22, 2007

I want to thank TownHall.com for letting me share my decision to support Senator John McCain for President in 2008. The Republican Party is blessed to have a number of qualified and conservative candidates who can both win in November and serve our country with distinction.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 22, 2007

A revolution is underway among America's Latino population that will have profound implications for the future of American politics. Of the 41.3 million Hispanics in the United States today, 37 percent identify themselves as "born-again" or "evangelical."

Ross Mackenzie | February 22, 2007

The congressional battle over Iraq recalled for her nothing quite so much as the late days of the American involvement in Vietnam. When Congress cut off funding for the U.S. enterprise in Vietnam, there was nothing to do but cut and run.

Cliff May | February 22, 2007

In Iraq, we have been losing not clashes of arms but clashes of perceptions. Our enemies understood early on that they could not defeat American troops in combat. But they were clever enough to realize they didn’t need to. Instead, they could win a war of ideas.

Roger Schlesinger | February 22, 2007

When I was a young man the only thing I visualized was the car that I was going to be driving when and if I was ever old enough to drive. My dream car at that time was a 1956 Chevy convertible and to this date my dream hasn't come true as I visualized it. My first car was a 1950 ford, two door sedan, and my next car was a 1953 ford, two door coupe.

Betsy Hart | February 22, 2007

I sometimes find myself encouraging my likeminded conservative friends not to go believing this or that conspiracy theory. I think we folks can get a little overwrought, a little too fearful, over the government's, or the schools', or Hollywood's, latest "attack" on the family. I sometimes want to say, "Friends, relax a little _ these organizations just aren't as focused on us family-values types as we may wish they were."

Ryan Zempel | February 22, 2007

Would you care to cast a vote regarding what you'd like the culture to be like? You can do so this weekend. And every weekend thereafter. It'll only cost you the price of a movie ticket.

Steve Chapman | February 22, 2007

n Valentine's Day, a major storm in Pennsylvania tied up traffic along 50 miles of Interstate 78 and adjoining highways. Many travelers were stranded for as long as two days. One driver needed 12 hours to go 100 miles.

Victor Davis Hanson | February 22, 2007

Why did a majority of Democratic Senators - such as Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Harry Reid, Jay Rockefeller and Chuck Schumer - vote to authorize a war with Iraq on Oct. 11, 2002? And why is this war now supposedly George Bush's misfortune and not theirs?

Cal Thomas | February 22, 2007

"Anti-hero: A main character in a dramatic or narrative work who is characterized by a lack of traditional heroic qualities, such as idealism or courage."

Suzanne Fields | February 22, 2007

There's nothing like a celebrity sing-a-long to get the global warming juices boiling. Al Gore, the vice president who became a midway barker, has the greatest show on earth, maybe even the universe.

Donald Lambro | February 22, 2007

Virtually all the Democratic presidential contenders say they will raise taxes only on the richest Americans, but the truth is, their tax increases will likely hit people further down the income scale.

William Rusher | February 22, 2007

The media have recently been blaring what they depict (inaccurately, by the way) as the latest grim warning from the practically unanimous ranks of the world's climatologists concerning global warming.

Marvin Olasky | February 22, 2007

In huge disasters like Katrina and in relatively small ones -- "only" 20 dead -- like this month's, victims rarely talk about "love" when they are referring to FEMA or other governmental entities.

Robert Novak | February 22, 2007

Oct. 10, 1942, was up to then the best day of my life. I had talked my father, University of Illinois class of '22, into taking me at age 11 along with him to homecoming weekend.

George Will | February 22, 2007

Indiscriminate criticism of President George W. Bush is an infectious disease. Some conservatives seem to have caught it, but congressional Democrats might be crippled by it.

Alan Reynolds | February 22, 2007

Reporters compiling lists of where candidates stand on the issues could simplify the process by asking where candidates stand on issues in which a presidential decision might actually be involved.

Paul Weyrich | February 22, 2007

One of the clearest measures of a society can be found in its public school system. For example, it is no accident that in totalitarian states, such as North Korea, what may be taught comes directly from the government.

Mary Katharine Ham | February 22, 2007

There's another Duke lacrosse legacy, one you won't hear as much about as the tainted and race-scarred one a corrupt D.A. left in his wake.

Larry Elder | February 22, 2007

Now it can be told. The Democrats do have a plan for victory in Iraq. It is as simple as it is brilliant -- confuse, confound and surprise the enemy.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 22, 2007

Wherever they are I hope the authors of our Constitution are pondering the spectacle now bedazzling Capitol Hill.

Michael Medved | February 22, 2007

The only valid, sensible way to judge a president involves an evaluation of whether the nation thrived or suffered under his leadership.

Wed, Feb 21, 2007

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 21, 2007

There’s a new mortal sin in American politics: criticizing Hillary Clinton.

Ann Coulter | February 21, 2007

In case you missed the video on 'I Love the '80s,' Rep. Murtha was caught on tape negotiating bribes with Arab sheiks during the FBI's Abscam investigation in 1980. The Abscam investigation was conducted by Jimmy Carter's Justice Department, not right-wing Republicans.

Michael Reagan | February 21, 2007

Listening to the Broward County, Fla. coroner warn that the still-unburied remains of the late Anna Nicole Smith were getting a bit ripe reminded me of one of Ambrose Bierce’s more notorious remarks.

Robert Knight | February 21, 2007

As liberal politicians pose at churches, salt their speeches with Scripture, and insist that their aggressive drive for more government is pious obedience to the Almighty, they are getting powerful cover from the mainstream media.

David Strom | February 21, 2007

Why is "Capitalism" a dirty word for some people?

Michelle Malkin | February 21, 2007

Look out: Hillary Clinton is pulling the armor cloak from her rhetorical closet again. As long as she pairs it with a skirt, Italian designer Donatella Versace approves.

Thomas Sowell | February 21, 2007

With all the advances in sophisticated analysis by professional economists, very little of even the basic principles of economics has gotten down to the average citizen and voter.

William F. Buckley | February 21, 2007

President Bush is uneasily situated as commander in chief of a nation at war. The first challenge of course is to win the war. But obstacles multiply, not so much in Iraq as in America.

Maggie Gallagher | February 21, 2007

The rest of America may know Rudy as "America's Mayor" for his ceremonial performance post-9/11, but for New Yorkers who lived through the Dinkins years, Rudy Giuliani is more than a guy who stands tall when the skyscrapers fall.

John Stossel | February 21, 2007

The Democrats who now control Congress want to change President Bush's Medicare drug benefit to require government officials to negotiate drug prices with the pharmaceutical companies.

Walter E. Williams | February 21, 2007

There are some ideas and feelings that sound plausible but given just a wee bit of thought can be shown to border on lunacy. Let's examine a few.

Brent Bozell | February 21, 2007

Don't expect that in 2027, NBC will challenge Al Gore to explain why his "climate crisis" talk of Manhattan under water never occurred.

Jonah Goldberg | February 21, 2007

What is it Tommy Lee Jones says in "Men in Black"? "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals, and you know it." Similarly, the American electorate is an odd beast, distinct from the American voter.

Tony Blankley | February 21, 2007

John Murtha has come up with the novel idea to try the game of One Card Monte on the public.

Ben Shapiro | February 21, 2007

Scientists reported this week that on April 13, 2036, an asteroid has a 1 in 45,000 chance of hitting Earth. The good news: No Tax Day, 2036. The bad news: An entire city or region could bite the dust.

Terry Jeffrey | February 21, 2007

Which is more responsible for the tough situation we face in Iraq today: Donald Rumsfeld's management of the military or the assignment of that military to an impractical political mission promoted by John McCain and President Bush?

Austin Bay | February 21, 2007

Adding 20,000 troops to Iraq in a five- to six-month window is a significant increase but in and of itself not decisive, and certainly not a "new strategy."

Jacob Sullum | February 21, 2007

Waxman's bill, which has bipartisan support and a good chance of passing now that the Democrats control Congress, shows that politicians are happy to help big corporations hobble their competitors, as long as they can claim to be acting in the interests of consumers.

Bill Murchison | February 21, 2007

What you may be noticing as the presidential candidates advance to be recognized is the pained and plaintive tone in which they speak of the political profession.

Paul Weyrich | February 21, 2007

Years ago there was a musical entitled "Stop the World. I Want to Get Off." That is how I feel about the much accelerated campaign for the Presidency.

Kathleen Parker | February 21, 2007

There she is, Miss A-mer-i-ca. There she -- oh, no, sorry. It's just Hillary. But standing there center stage, surrounded by queens (the kind who wear tiaras), she looked like Miss Queen of the Universe greeting her court.

Michael Medved | February 21, 2007

Recent comments by retired basketball star Tim ("I hate gay people") Hardaway did serious damage to his image and career but also unwittingly raised serious cultural issues about sexuality and gender.

Janice Shaw Crouse | February 21, 2007

It was a long, quick trip this weekend to the west coast and across the border to Mexicali where I addressed a family conference three times in as many days. After a busy week and the long flight getting there, I wasn’t surprised to misspeak during the third speech.

Tue, Feb 20, 2007

Michael McBride | February 20, 2007

I am not one to explain all things…I remember thinking my brain was probably full when I was learning the aircraft electrical systems of the F/A 18 Hornet. Having previously learned the T-2 (Fighter) Buckeye, The T-39 Saberliner, the TA-4J Skyhawk…The F-4 and the RF-4B…I felt it was getting a little cramped upstairs.

Frank Gaffney | February 20, 2007

The casual observer might think nothing of the candidacy of a fellow named Suhail Khan for election to one of two open seats on the Board of Directors of the American Conservative Union – the political Right’s largest and most influential grassroots umbrella organization.

Rich Lowry | February 20, 2007

Congress has the power of the purse, the most important lever of legislative influence in the Anglo-American tradition. But House Democrats don't want to wield this power because they're afraid it will expose them to charges of de-funding the troops. So they are resorting to an unconstitutional expedient instead.

Herman Cain | February 20, 2007

Last week I discussed the testimony delivered February 8 by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson before the Senate Budget Committee on President Bush's fiscal year 2008 budget proposals.

Douglas MacKinnon | February 20, 2007

The infantile food fight taking place in Congress in recent days over which partisan, nonbinding Iraq resolution would get a vote is nothing short of a national embarrassment. Worse, it is a slap in the face to the troops in harm's way who are desperately looking for adult leadership from those who helped send them there.

Jeff Emanuel | February 20, 2007

Last week’s Congressional debates – and votes – on nonbinding resolutions condemning a key component of President Bush’s “new way forward” in Iraq sent a dangerous message to America’s soldiers and her enemies about the will of America’s government to prosecute the war on terror.

Paul Greenberg | February 20, 2007

Now and then an old friend goes through a column of mine, highlights a few phrases, and compliments me on what he calls my "gifted plagiarism." It seems he's picked out various phrases I've borrowed from my betters - and he's kind enough to mention only some of them.

Ken Blackwell | February 20, 2007

While liberals hold a virtual monopoly on broadcast television and print news, many on the left just can’t stomach the reality of a dominant conservative presence on talk radio.

Thomas Sowell | February 20, 2007

Are the taxpayers being asked to support municipal golf courses so that the poor and the downtrodden can play? Not bloody likely.

David Limbaugh | February 20, 2007

I hope those who dismissed the consequences of a Democratic takeover in Congress last November are beginning to see the error of their ways.

Cal Thomas | February 20, 2007

This is what a majority in the House did last week when they "gave" their support to American forces fighting to stabilize Iraq and defeat our enemy and then promptly took it back.

Dennis Prager | February 20, 2007

For much of my life, I, like most people, regarded the pursuit of happiness as largely a selfish pursuit. One of the great revelations of middle age has been that happiness, far from being only a selfish pursuit, is a moral demand.

Pat Buchanan | February 20, 2007

Both houses of Congress have now gone on record opposing Bush's dispatch of 21,500 more troops to Iraq. Yet neither house is willing to end U.S. involvement by cutting off funding for the war.

Bruce Bartlett | February 20, 2007

It is becoming increasingly clear that the Republican Party has a huge problem going into 2008.

Mon, Feb 19, 2007

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 19, 2007

What kind of president would Hillary Clinton be? To grasp the essence of how her Administration would run aground, watch the way she's handling the Iraq War controversy right now.

Dinesh D'Souza | February 19, 2007

For many Western liberals—and even some conservatives—the war on terror is a clash of opposed fundamentalisms: Christian fundamentalism vs. Islamic fundamentalism. So, in this view, Christian and Muslim religious fanatics are once again fighting each other, as they have done in the past.

Michael Barone | February 19, 2007

Last week, we had a couple of object lessons in how to use -- or misuse -- foreign intelligence.

Suzanne Fields | February 19, 2007

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is trying to spark another revolution, one that reveals Western women of that earlier revolution as engaging in child's play.

Donald Lambro | February 19, 2007

If this is the winter of America's discontent, our troubles are largely overseas where the Iraq war overshadows so many positive, even breathtaking advances here at home.

Robert Novak | February 19, 2007

After 16 undistinguished terms in Congress, Rep. John P. Murtha at long last felt his moment had arrived.

Burt Prelutsky | February 19, 2007

As I look around at all the candidates who have decided that they and they alone are fit to be the leader of the free world, I can’t help wishing that at least one of them could display similar proof.

Doug Wilson | February 19, 2007

When it comes to the war on Islamic radicalism, we cannot expect the military to achieve victory on its own.

Carol Platt Liebau | February 19, 2007

With their vote on Friday for a non-binding resolution condemning the President’s troop surge, the Democrats have finally formalized their position: They have thrown their political fortunes squarely behind an American defeat in Iraq.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | February 19, 2007

Many of the newly elected leadership of the House and Senate need to remember the example of Margaret Thatcher of England when she distinguished herself by maintaining an outsiders perspective.

Mike Adams | February 19, 2007

Despite a recent survey conducted by Dee Rowland, Chairwoman of the Gun Violence Prevention Center, I know that owning a gun is the best way to protect myself from criminal victimization.

Star Parker | February 19, 2007

Watching politicians and corporations shoot themselves in the foot, you get to taking seriously theories about drives to self destruction. The trouble is that when these folks do it, they tend to take the rest of us with them.

Armstrong Williams | February 19, 2007

You don’t normally expect a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut, captain in the United States Navy, college graduate, and Roman Catholic to fall so hard, so fast. But then again, you also would never suspect an American President to have sex with an intern, a National Basketball Association star to rape a mistress, or a Hall of Fame football player to commit a double murder.

Sun, Feb 18, 2007

Tim Walberg | February 18, 2007

Since I began my first term in Congress last month, I've been asked numerous times if I feel the Republican Party has a problem with its "brand." As I travel across my south-central Michigan district and meet with my constituents, I realize a great amount of uncertainty exists as to what the Republican brand really is.

Jonathan Garthwaite | February 18, 2007

Thomas Sowell and his three-part series on global warming hysteria took took the top three spots. See what else Townhall.com readers were talking about during the week that was -- Feb 11-17

Kevin McCullough | February 18, 2007

Hillary Clinton seems to view black voters the same way plantation owners viewed slaves - they are her property, they will do what she says, and she will make their lives hell-on-earth if she doesn't get her way.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 18, 2007

The New York senator is not used to being challenged on either her policy positions or her votes - especially when it comes to Iraq. For the last six years, she's operated in a protective bubble - insulated from the press and the voters. Those days are over.

Mary Grabar | February 18, 2007

I hope you don’t mind that I’ve adapted the title of your bestselling pamphlet bound between two hard covers and foisted on to an ignorant public as a book. Of course, I am referring to your pretentious Letter to a Christian Nation.

George Will | February 18, 2007

Two Democratic presidential candidates with national campaign experience are stumbling. A Republican candidate who has run only municipal campaigns is confounding expectations, calling into question some assumptions about Republican voters.

Paul Jacob | February 18, 2007

We still need roads. Not just bike trails and sidewalks. But just try telling that to Metro's retro visionaries.

Frank Pastore | February 18, 2007

Looking at the reaction to my last column, there’s a whole bunch of people whose default position is to believe so–and maybe they’re right. In their minds, “Islam is the enemy. We’re at war. She shouldn’t be here.” It’s that simple to them.

Mike Gallagher | February 18, 2007

Sometimes, the media is willing to forgive and forget, especially if the one doing the apologizing is aligned with most of the news media's political ideology.

Debra J. Saunders | February 18, 2007

Last month, when Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean began serving 11-year and 12-year prison sentences, respectively, for shooting at a fleeing drug smuggler, many Americans were outraged that the federal government would prosecute two agents for doing their jobs.