Sun, Mar 25, 2007

Ken Connor | March 25, 2007

That squabbling you hear is the sound of a movement that is trying to determine what it is and where it is going.

Sat, Mar 24, 2007

Patrick Ruffini | March 24, 2007

Something fundamental about the way we campaign changed this week. Candidates no longer have a monopoly on campaigning. Citizens want in on the action too.

James J. Kilpatrick | March 24, 2007

Memory fails. A long time ago a popular comic strip thrived upon one gag, endlessly repeated: Two mischievous little boys throw snowballs at a pompous old fellow in a high silk hat. Was this impudence in Jiggs & Maggie? The Katzenjammer Kids?

William F. Buckley | March 24, 2007

Partisans in the quarrel of Bush vs. Congress have the satisfaction of knowing that weighty arguments can be made in behalf of either position.

Doug Giles | March 24, 2007

Here are 10 surefire principles that’ll make your husband more miserable than Donald Trump being forced to watch Rosie O’Donnell River Dance naked.

Dean Barnett | March 24, 2007

Are you ready for trans-partisan politics, a type of politics that transcends partisanship? Some of America’s leading politicians think you are. And really – after the last six years, why wouldn’t you be?

The past few years have seen a concerted international PR campaign to promote Dubai as a tolerant new Mecca of Middle East moderation and amazing economic growth.

Paul Driessen | March 24, 2007

Lewis Carroll's "Looking Glass" logic often seems to be a guiding principle for environmental and corporate social responsibility (CSR) activists. They claim to be committed to people and planet, not just profits – and to honesty, transparency, accountability and human health. One would expect that such basic ethical standards would apply equally to for-profit companies and nonprofit advocacy corporations.

Caroline Glick | March 24, 2007

Last month, two students at Cambridge University's Clare College became victims of this state of affairs. The students dedicated an edition of their satire magazine to the one-year anniversary of the global Muslim riots which followed the publication of caricatures of Muhammad in the Danish Jyllands Posten newspaper. As the students recalled, those riots led to the deaths of more than a hundred people.

Carrie Lukas | March 24, 2007

The election should educate Republicans to the reality that no policy can be justified merely by precedent; if voters believe—rightly or wrongly—that something is broken, they want it fixed.

Robert Novak | March 24, 2007

Close friends of Fred Thompson say his wife Jeri is urging him to take the plunge later this year and run for the Republican presidential nomination. The former senator from Tennessee and current actor on "Law & Order," in private conversation, makes it clear that he is seriously interested in launching a candidacy that has attracted extraordinary attention over the last two weeks.

John Hanlon | March 24, 2007

Unfortunately, I think the opposite effect of the tipping point (something akin to a Tour de France bicyclist hitting a brick wall at his fastest pace or a runner losing steam at the halfway point of a race) is currently on display in Giuliani’s 2008 political campaign as the former Mayor of New York is peaking ten months before the first primary votes are cast.

Fri, Mar 23, 2007

Ed Feulner | March 23, 2007

First, higher energy prices mean families have less to spend on other necessities. Second, most of the money we spend for fuel ends up overseas, often supporting countries that don't wish us well.

Rich Tucker | March 23, 2007

Like the police inspector in “Casablanca,” many in our nation’s capital seem shocked -- shocked! to discover that politics is being practiced here. Consider the case of the fired U.S. attorneys.

Michael Franc | March 23, 2007

Get ready for the invasion of the armchair generals. With 535 Capitol Hill generals struggling to define every aspect of when and how our troops in Iraq may be deployed, timetables for their withdrawal and specific requirements for how, when and against whom they may strike, the challenge of winning the war in Iraq is about to get a whole lot tougher.

Linda Chavez | March 23, 2007

One year ago, the United States and the European Union decided to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority after Palestinians elected Hamas, a U.S. and E.U.-designated terrorist organization, to lead their government. Now, it turns out, Western sources, including the U.S. government, have actually put more money into the West Bank and Gaza since Hamas took over than in previous years.

Burt Prelutsky | March 23, 2007

Recently, I heard that the Hallmark Card Company was branching out. Which, if nothing else, is further proof that if I had decided to make my living as a businessman, today I would be one of those really annoying panhandlers offering to clean your pristine windshield with my filthy rag.

Diana West | March 23, 2007

Here's a conundrum: The craziest thing about America's role in the world is its reliance on logic. As in: "See how reasonable we are? That'll fix you."

Mike Gallagher | March 23, 2007

I've often suspected that I don’t really have the stomach for being a politician or even someone who could be a Washington insider or pundit who lives and breathes politics. My reaction to this week’s press conference by Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth confirmed it.

John Hawkins | March 23, 2007

Isn't it too late for George Bush to turn things around? Not at all if he's willing to change his tactics and start taking advantage of the opportunities that present themselves. So, what does he need to do?

Jonah Goldberg | March 23, 2007

As fate would have it, the same week Al Gore was testifying before Congress, I was doing a little testifying myself. Admittedly, there were a tad fewer paparazzi in the Madison, Wis., classroom where I was giving a talk on global warming (sponsored by Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow, or CFACT).

David Limbaugh | March 23, 2007

One reason I have been urging Republicans to man their battle stations against Democrats is that Democrats are in perpetual, full-blown war mode against Republicans.

Mona Charen | March 23, 2007

The current Republican field is like a smorgasbord at Denny's -- lots of OK choices, but nothing to get the heart racing. That's why the potential candidacy of former Sen. Fred Thompson is creating a palpable stir.

Oliver North | March 23, 2007

Back in Washington, congressional leaders and their lackeys in the Fourth Estate are salivating over the prospect of subpoenas flying to compel presidential aides to testify before committees on Capitol Hill about the Bush administration's decision to fire eight federal attorneys.

Pat Buchanan | March 23, 2007

If the Senate and House judiciary committees issue subpoenas for Karl Rove and other White House aides to testify to their roles in the firing of the eight U.S. attorneys, President Bush should defy the subpoenas.

Paul Greenberg | March 23, 2007

For to grant Congress the power to compel testimony from his top-ranking aides is to upset the delicate balance between supposedly co-equal branches of government. How equal can they be if the legislative branch is given access to the candid, confidential discussions of the executive?

Rebecca Hagelin | March 23, 2007

In our 24-hour, Internet-laced, interconnected world, it seems as if it would be easier to list the places you won’t encounter pornography. Years ago, its lowlife customer base had to seek it out, under a brown wrapper or in the seedy section of town. Now, porn peddlers seek you out -- at video stores, on billboard ads that line interstate highways, on television, at the newsstand, in your e-mail inbox.

Kathleen Parker | March 23, 2007

With "purity balls" back in the news -- dress-up affairs during which fathers and daughters profess their allegiance to sexual purity -- evangelicals once again have become America's favorite whipping boys.

Chuck Colson | March 23, 2007

The BBC recently ran a story about a German couple named Patrick and Susan. The couple has been living together unmarried for the past six years and has four children. In a continent full of unmarried couples with children, this particular pair stands out—because they are brother and sister.

Lorie Byrd | March 23, 2007

Democrats are calling for Karl Rove, Harriet Miers and other administration officials to answer questions under oath, and perhaps more importantly under Klieg lights, before a congressional committee. Why, if there is nothing to hide and there was no wrongdoing, would the President not want Rove and others to testify?

Jon Sanders | March 23, 2007

Give credit where it's due; these "carbon offset" deals are Al Gore's greatest idea since the Internet. Not only has he given the Holy Warming Church their very own indulgences, he's also invented a new way to approaching human faults without actually trying to change them.

Michael McBride | March 23, 2007

New, profound magic is much less compelling, because the “tricks” are covered with hi-tech gadgets, fireworks, and overblown theatrics about the magician’s physical well being…all meant to distract the audience, and all gross in scale when compared to the subtleties of a slight of hand artist.

Phil Harris | March 23, 2007

Securely, I am wedged into the living-room pilot’s seat. The remote control is glued firmly to the palm of my hand. An agile thumb hovers over the buttons, ready at a moment's notice to enter familiar cable coordinates.

Charles Krauthammer | March 23, 2007

Alberto Gonzales has to go. I say this with no pleasure -- he's a decent and honorable man -- and without the slightest expectation that his departure will blunt the Democratic assault on the Bush administration over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.

Rich Lowry | March 23, 2007

Maybe the next Al Gore film should be called "How to Profit From the Coming Global Meltdown." The former vice president told Congress during his star-turn there that, in the course of combating global warming, we can "improve our economy's productivity and performance."

Bill Steigerwald | March 23, 2007

Brent Bozell III is founder and president of the Media Research Center (mediaresearch.org), the openly conservative media watchdog organization that has been documenting and challenging liberal bias in the mainstream news media since 1987.

Thu, Mar 22, 2007

When will the Bush administration grow some guts? Except for its resolute — read: stubborn — position on Iraq, the White House seems incapable of standing up for itself and battling for its point of view. The Democratic assault on the administration over the dismissal of United States attorneys is the most fabricated and phony of scandals, but the Bush people offer only craven apologies, half-hearted defenses, and concessions. Instead, they should stand up to the Democrats and defend the conduct of their own Justice Department.

Larry Kudlow | March 22, 2007

In other words, the Fed is caught between a rock and a hard place. And by changing its policy statement to neutral this week it appears to have chosen the path of least political resistance.

Michael Reagan | March 22, 2007

Al Gore showed up on Capitol Hill yesterday proclaiming his devotion to the concept of bipartisanship, calling on Republicans to join ranks with him and the Democrats in his great crusade to save the world from being barbecued by the warming of the globe that he insists is threatening our very survival.

Ross Mackenzie | March 22, 2007

So there you have it: As we enter the fifth year of war against jihadism, the Democrats will keep pounding on Iraq (a) to achieve liberty's defeat there and (b) to regain the White House.

Rick Santorum | March 22, 2007

It is disappointing that Rep. John Murtha, D-Johnstown, is portraying his efforts to cut funding for troops deploying to Iraq as an attempt to fix problems with our military when he previously told the liberal organization MoveOn.org that his real motivation was to ensure that the military "won't be able to continue" with its new Iraq strategy to secure Baghdad.

Betsy Hart | March 22, 2007

I like to say that my goal for my children is Heaven, not Harvard. Now if my kids go to Harvard on the way to Heaven, that's fine: But if I so focus on Harvard and success in this world that they miss Heaven, I will have failed them _ and for all of eternity.

John Boehner | March 22, 2007

Back in February on NBC's "Meet the Press," I warned that Democrats' non-binding resolution was merely a first step towards mandating failure in Iraq. Now they're taking the next step. It's been called the "slow-bleed" strategy - an attempt to micromanage the war and choke off resources for American troops in harm's way.

Zev Chafets | March 22, 2007

Rudy Giuliani's supporters call him "America's Mayor." But he is something more: the first serious presidential candidate in history with a vowel at the end of his name. Oddly, so far in this year of ethnic — and gender — identity politics, Rudy's Italian-American heritage hasn't been much of an issue. Much more attention has gone to Hillary's "favorite daughter" campaign, Barack Obama's quest for African-American authenticity, Bill Richardson self-depiction as the first Hispanic candidate and the Mormon beliefs of Mitt Romney.

Janice Shaw Crouse | March 22, 2007

The public square is still filled with those who argue that women are at a disadvantage when it comes to employment; even more believe women face a glass ceiling when it comes to promotion. New facts, though, indicate that the playing field at work is quite level; indeed, in some instances women have a distinct advantage both in hiring and in promotion.

Thomas Sowell | March 22, 2007

Will those who are dismantling this society from within or those who seek to destroy us from without be the first to achieve their goal? It is too close to call.

Michael Fumento | March 22, 2007

John Edwards, being neither a woman nor a racial minority, isn't doing especially well in his campaign to become the Democratic Party's candidate for the U.S. presidency. But if he were half as successful in campaigning for America's top job as he was as a trial lawyer, he might be sworn in tomorrow.

Debra J. Saunders | March 22, 2007

Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson wants to impeach President Bush. In arguing that point, he asked Fox News' Bill O'Reilly on Tuesday, "Have you seen the National Intelligence Estimate that was provided in October of 2002, in which the intelligence agency under the State Department said that Iraq was not building up a nuclear capability, that this whole story about the aluminum tubes (reportedly sought by Saddam Hussein in Niger) was completely off base?"

Steve Chapman | March 22, 2007

The conventional wisdom is that the former first lady will be a formidable presidential candidate because she has lots of money, veteran campaign aides, a shrewd political sense and a close connection to a president beloved by Democrats. But those may be nothing next to a couple of fairly major factors operating against her.

John Boehner | March 22, 2007

When was the last time you read a newspaper article urging Congress to micromanage the global war on terror? Never? Well, does anyone you know support denying our soldiers critical resources? Or has anyone suggested to you that American troops should be used as leverage for pork-barrel spending?

Mike Adams | March 22, 2007

Yesterday afternoon, I spoke with a writer for the UNCW Seahawk student newspaper. He was interested in doing an article on my recent column, "How to Bomb a Gay Bath House" – a satirical column whose point was that in America political correctness causes people to pay more attention to imaginary threats against minorities than the real threats Muslim extremists pose to all Americans.

Victor Davis Hanson | March 22, 2007

Crowds are flocking to see the film "300" about the ancient Spartans' last stand at the pass at Thermopylae against an invading Persian army. Yet many critics, in panning "300," have alleged that the film is essentially historically inaccurate. Are they right?

Cal Thomas | March 22, 2007

President Bush appealed for patience as the Iraq war entered its fifth year. In a televised address from the White House, the president warned of the consequences if America were to "pack up and go home."

Suzanne Fields | March 22, 2007

Where is Jane Wyman now that we need a good example? After she and Ronald Reagan were divorced in the '40s, and he became more politician than movie star, she never spoke about their marriage or their years together. That was their business, not ours, and she treated it so.

Matt Towery | March 22, 2007

I'm happy to report that real George Baileys exist. At least one does.

Donald Lambro | March 22, 2007

House Democratic leaders want to add $24.6 billion to President Bush's $95 billion request for U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, but it's not for more weaponry or life-saving armor.

Alan Reynolds | March 22, 2007

When it comes to economic news, the press tends to be biased toward exaggeration and sensationalism. If some event isn't a "scandal," then it must be a "crisis."

George Will | March 22, 2007

Consider the minor -- but symptomatic -- matter of the government-abetted aggression by "interior designers" against mere "decorators," or against interior designers whom other interior designers wish to demote to the status of decorators. Some designers think decorators should be a lesser breed without the law on its side.

Robert Novak | March 22, 2007

The former CIA employee's status is critical to the attempted political rehabilitation of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 22, 2007

I never made it to the shows of Johnny Carson or his contemporary rivals. Their successors, Letterman and Leno, now never have authors on, and if the later night shows do, I have not heard about it. The nature of audiences has changed.

Ken Blackwell | March 22, 2007

After a rapid exchange of verbal fire and a rush of money and supplies to the front, it appears that the first skirmishes over the 2008 Republican presidential nomination are over.

Larry Elder | March 22, 2007

"What can one do to turn around troubled kids?" I am often asked. Experience tells me that there's no formula.

Marvin Olasky | March 22, 2007

After four years of war in Iraq, some Christians are more insistent in their claim that the Bible requires pacifism.

Wed, Mar 21, 2007

Ann Coulter | March 21, 2007

The only place Al Gore conserves energy these days is on the treadmill. I don't want to suggest that Al's getting big, but the last time I saw him on TV I thought, 'That reminds me -- we have to do something about saving the polar bears.'

Roger Schlesinger | March 21, 2007

The one thing we know about announcers on radio or T.V. is they certainly know how to talk, but do they know what they are talking about? Rarely, it seems! Take the sub-prime problem that reared its head last week on Wall Street. It seems everyone is talking about it and yet no one seems to know a thing about it.

Paul Greenberg | March 21, 2007

He also may have learned the wrong things. And the truly wise are those capable of unlearning some things. Because life is just full of surprises.

Maggie Gallagher | March 21, 2007

"For sheer cultural illiteracy and intellectual vacuity, nothing can top the debate over the meaning of marriage taking place in the United States of America in the early years of the 21st century." So says David Blankenhorn in his striking new book, "The Future of Marriage", and he should know.

Rich Galen | March 21, 2007

To celebrate the eve of the Vernal Equinox, I went to Viera, Florida, which is the Spring training home of the Washington Nationals, to watch the game between the Nats and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Mike Adams | March 21, 2007

I don’t know how Karlo Kraljev manages to come off like a victim of anti-gay oppression. After all, the European Parliament appears to have named him Secretary of Satire for the entire continent.

Bruce Bartlett | March 21, 2007

Of course, the president has every right to fire any political appointee in his administration for any reason, political or otherwise. In hindsight, it would have been far better if the administration had just said so from the beginning instead of wrongly implying that the attorneys were fired for cause.

Michelle Malkin | March 21, 2007

It's a message narcissistic journalists need to hear again. A decade ago, Heston chastised the media in a National Press Club speech for its collective ignorance, apathy and open hostility toward gun owners' rights: "Clearly, too many have used freedom of the press as a weapon not only to strangle our free speech, but to erode and ultimately destroy the right to keep and bear arms as well.

Michael Medved | March 21, 2007

Conservatives will return to decisive victories only if we come to terms with liberalism’s visceral appeal. The best way to overcome our ideological adversaries is to understand their approach to major issues.

John Stossel | March 21, 2007

I'm embarrassed by my profession. We consumer reporters should warn you about life's important risks, but instead, we mislead you about dubious risks.

Walter E. Williams | March 21, 2007

James W. McGlothlin, chairman and CEO of The United Company of Bristol, Va., and a former member of The College of William & Mary's Board of Visitors and a longtime donor, withheld his pledge of $12 million to the college.

Jonah Goldberg | March 21, 2007

Suddenly, it looks as if the Democrats are the Republicans on fast-forward. It's early yet, and the Democrats did finish their mini-Contract with America - the so-called first 100 hours - with mixed success on the substance but great fanfare in the media.

Tony Blankley | March 21, 2007

For anyone with a taste for often malicious and usually incompetent war politics, the last four years have been a banquet -- with the table now, in its fifth year, even more heavily laden.

Ben Shapiro | March 21, 2007

To put our budget in historical perspective, the federal government spends approximately $9,300 per person in the United States; a century ago, the federal government spent just over $7 per person.

Terry Jeffrey | March 21, 2007

Despite my toddling illiteracy and early lowbrow reading habits, I somehow eventually earned a degree in English from Princeton. Looking back, I am tremendously grateful no one ever pulled me out of my backyard and tried to teach me the A-B-Cs as preparation for a federally mandated test.

Austin Bay | March 21, 2007

On the surface, the African Union's critique of Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe doesn't sound particularly damning. The AU's statement calls for "respect for human rights and democratic principles in Zimbabwe."

Dean Barnett | March 21, 2007

Last week, the American government released a statement from al Qaeda's one-time operational czar Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Even allowing for an amount of potential blarney and outright fabrication, Mohammed's confession provided some unique and chilling reminders about the terrorist mind.

Jacob Sullum | March 21, 2007

When Joseph Frederick, a Juneau, Alaska, high school senior, unrolled a 14-foot banner proclaiming "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" at a 2002 Winter Olympics torch relay rally near his school, he was trying to attract TV cameras. Instead he caught the eye of Deborah Morse, the school's principal, who crossed the street, grabbed the banner, crumpled it up, and suspended Frederick for 10 days.

Paul Weyrich | March 21, 2007

Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao has been active in educating the unwary as to the reverse intent of H.R. 800 - to trap workers into going public, so labor leaders can identify those workers, on the issue of whether they ought to join a union. That is the direct opposite of the false name of the legislation and of the justifications offered to support it.

Paul Weyrich | March 21, 2007

Depending how the New Hampshire Legislature legislates, the Iowa Caucuses may be moved up even earlier. Next thing we know we will all be casting our ballots on the way to church on Christmas Eve or to our synagogue on the way to celebrate the Festival of Lights.

William Rusher | March 21, 2007

Every once in a while some hopeless idealist, sick unto death of the constant squabbling between the two major parties, demands to know "Why don't the Republicans and Democrats in Washington just get together and work for the good of the country?"

Kathleen Parker | March 21, 2007

At least he's still got good hair. Otherwise, it may be over for John Edwards, thanks to a resurrected video of him primping, too lovingly, his hair.

Brent Bozell | March 21, 2007

Any student preparing a research paper and searching Google will probably be handed over quickly to the "Wikipedia" online encyclopedia system. What's more -- and here's an offer that presumably can't be beat -- it's free! Consumer beware.

Tue, Mar 20, 2007

Joe Scarborough | March 20, 2007

What happens when voters get buyers’ remorse before they even pick a candidate? The answer lies in the Republican presidential field for 2008.

Jonathan Garthwaite | March 20, 2007

On March 5, an anonymous visitor to the popular video-sharing site YouTube uploaded a video attacking Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and promoting the candidacy of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

James J. Kilpatrick | March 20, 2007

Late on a January afternoon five years ago, Benetta Wilson was driving her 1997 Ford Explorer on Interstate 8 a few miles east of San Diego. A tragic accident left her a paraplegic. Let me quote from the opinion of Justice Gilbert Nares last July in the California Court of Appeal:

Peter Wehner | March 20, 2007

Last Thursday, by a vote of 50-48, the Senate rejected a Democratic resolution to withdraw most American combat troops from Iraq in early 2008. The House Appropriations Committee, meanwhile, approved an emergency spending bill for Iraq and Afghanistan that includes a timeline for withdrawal from Iraq.

Debra J. Saunders | March 20, 2007

Every group in power has its fervent rationale for believing that it has a right, even a duty, to suppress speech it doesn't like. That's why America has a Supreme Court -- to slap some sense into the censorious.

John Boehner | March 20, 2007

Over the last 12 years of a Republican majority in Congress, we provided tax relief every year. It is one of my proudest accomplishments as a member representing the 8th district of Ohio. But with Democrats in control for the first time in more than a decade, your tax burden - and our economic security - are at stake in the upcoming budget battle in Washington.

Rich Lowry | March 20, 2007

When President Bush announced a surge of troops into Baghdad in January, Democrats pounded him for the folly of putting U.S. troops in the "middle of a civil war." Two months later, the question is, What happens to a civil war if only one side shows up to fight it?

Janice Shaw Crouse | March 20, 2007

Pity poor Peter Pace. When asked point blank by the Chicago Tribune if he thought that homosexual behavior was immoral, he had the temerity, the audacity, the impertinence, the gall and the bad judgment to respond — get this — in the affirmative.

Thomas Sowell | March 20, 2007

In more recent years, I can't bear to watch most of the talk shows on television, and on radio I listen only to Rush Limbaugh and a couple of others.

David Limbaugh | March 20, 2007

As long as the administration and Republicans allow Democrats a monopoly on righteous indignation, it's doubtful they'll make headway in convincing the electorate they hold the moral high ground on the important issues of the day.

Cal Thomas | March 20, 2007

This may the beginning of the fifth year of this war, but it is only one skirmish in a conflict with a lengthier past and a long future. Pundits, politicians and protestors who want to isolate Iraq from the rest of the world war, of which it is just one part, suffer from tunnel vision.

Dennis Prager | March 20, 2007

This past weekend, a friend of mine attended his 13-year-old son's baseball game. What he saw encapsulates a major reason many of us fear for the future of America and the West.

Pat Buchanan | March 20, 2007

If George W. Bush launches a pre-emptive war on Iran, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will bear full moral responsibility for that war.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 20, 2007

The reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Education Act offers Congress a splendid opportunity to enforce parental rights that have been outrageously trampled on by public schools.

Bill Murchison | March 20, 2007

What others are watching with mounting anxiety is the moral and intellectual implosion of a political party.

Jack Kemp | March 20, 2007

How's this for irony: Headlines recently proclaimed that the White House was opposed to giving the vote to the more than 600,000 residents of our nation's capital, who, incidentally, are paying federal income taxes to send members of their families to Iraq and Afghanistan so as to guarantee the right to vote for the residents of those nations' capitals.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | March 20, 2007

Nobody likes to talk about their credit card debt. If you're addicted to plastic, you certainly don't want anyone to discover your secret.

Mon, Mar 19, 2007

David Strom | March 19, 2007

The full-scale attack on Fox News by faux-populist Democrat Presidential Candidate John Edwards and the Nevada Democratic Party is going to be presenting some serious issues for the mainstream media, even if they don’t understand that yet.

John Fund | March 19, 2007

The media are finally catching up with Al Gore. Criticism of his anti-global-warming franchise and his personal environmental record has gone beyond ankle-biting bloggers. It's now coming from the New York Times and the Nashville Tennessean, his hometown paper that put his birth, as a senator's son, on its front page back in 1948, and where a young Al Gore Jr. worked for five years as a journalist.

Frank Gaffney | March 19, 2007

One of the finest contemporary examples of such courage is Senator John McCain’s steadfast advocacy of American success in Iraq and absolutely correct, if unfashionable, warnings of the costs of failure. To his credit, when asked about the possibly catastrophic price such a profile might inflict on his presidential ambitions, the Senator has declared, "I would rather lose an election than lose a war."

Zev Chafets | March 19, 2007

Israeli leaders just appeared before the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington, D.C., and took sides in U.S. politics. They also highlighted the split in the fabric of American Jewish unity. "When America succeeds in Iraq, Israel is safer," Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the conference via satellite. "The friends of Israel know it. The friends who care about Israel know it. They will keep the Americans strong, powerful and convincing."

Herman Cain | March 19, 2007

A topic of conversation at nearly every event I have attended since the presidential rat race began is each political party’s presidential candidates. Invariably, whenever someone mentions one of the current front runners in either party, someone else in the gathering objects because of that particular candidate’s alleged baggage.

Mike Gallagher | March 19, 2007

Once again, Democrats have seized upon a nonissue as a way to beat up the Bush administration, and once again, weak-kneed Republicans have cowered in fear over the contrived controversy.

Steve Chapman | March 19, 2007

For nearly 70 years, the Second Amendment has been the Jimmy Hoffa of constitutional provisions -- missing, its whereabouts unknown, and presumed dead. The right to keep and bear arms, though treasured by many Americans, was a complete stranger to the Supreme Court.

William F. Buckley | March 19, 2007

This was a company of Republican voters. They stood by affably when Sen. McCain ripped up the standard Democratic diversions, but they showed no enthusiasm for the trenchant Republican bidding for their presidential support.

Doug Wilson | March 19, 2007

When conservatives talk about Reagan we are not merely talking about a man or a moment, but of a model of dynamic leadership. We speak of a time when we had such leadership because we live in a time when we lack it.

Rich Galen | March 19, 2007

I participated on a panel with Democratic pollster Mark Mellman discussing what's what with politics at the National Association of Manufactures (NAM) meeting here.

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

Whether conservatives like it or not, we are held to higher standards than the liberals. Conservatives and evangelical Christians must remember that we have set high standards. The culture did not ask for the standards we have espoused.

Mike Adams | March 19, 2007

Yesterday, I received the following letter from the European Human Rights Panel demanding an apology for my recent column “How to Bomb a Gay Bath House.”

Tom DeLay | March 19, 2007

This is what the political left in this country has brought us, and this is why many of the best leaders in our land refuse to take public office. They are willing to be scarred in political battle, but they are not willing to subject themselves to total destruction.

Brent Bozell | March 19, 2007

As the reputation of cable television has darkened considerably over the last few years with every lurid "Sopranos" whacking and every ghoulish plastic surgery on "Nip/Tuck," public protest and congressional inquiries have led the cable industry to promise change.

Suzanne Fields | March 19, 2007

Bernard Lewis, age 90, has studied Islam and the Middle East for more than half a century. The Capital grapevine has it that he strongly influenced President Bush to take the coalition of the willing into Iraq.

Paul Greenberg | March 19, 2007

A grandfather, he had just said goodbye to his daughter and her kids - a four-year-old boy, a two-year-old girl - after a visit he'd looked forward to. The visit wasn't exceptional. They'd fixed some meals together, sat around the dining room table once again, talked about old times, gone to a neighborhood park every afternoon, got the kids together with their cousins for a few outings, taken a wonderful, windy walk across the big dam bridge.

Donald Lambro | March 19, 2007

No one can know for sure what the precise impact of the subprime-mortgage-market collapse will be, but it is not going to deeply affect the long-term growth of our overall economy.

Robert Novak | March 19, 2007

As part of "Sunshine Week" to promote transparent government, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) last Monday was supposed to release a comprehensive database revealing the number and cost of earmarks since 2005. It did not.

Dinesh D'Souza | March 19, 2007

It seems that there are many on the left who want Bush to lose in Iraq. “The United States needs to lose the war in Iraq as soon as possible,” Gwyne Dyer writes in a recent book.

Star Parker | March 19, 2007

The liberal media are having a field day trying to portray the Republican Party and conservatives in disarray. The crescendo has reached a new peak this week with Time magazine's cover picture of Ronald Reagan with a tear on his cheek.

Carol Platt Liebau | March 19, 2007

Two major news stories last week had unsettling implications for the status of religion – and freedom of conscience – in the United States.

Burt Prelutsky | March 19, 2007

My mother died in 1981. Inasmuch as my father had passed away in 1969, that meant that I was officially an orphan at the age of 41. Or so it seemed. As it happens, I had no reason to fret about being parentless.

Armstrong Williams | March 19, 2007

Here we are just coming out of Black History month and instead of celebrating Women’s History Month by honoring the progress of women around the world, Americans are glorifying the lives of several women who actually deserve no attention at all.

Michael Barone | March 19, 2007

"They always blame America first." That was Jeane Kirkpatrick, describing the "San Francisco Democrats" in 1984. But it could be said about a lot of Americans, especially highly educated Americans, today.

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Jonathan Garthwaite | March 18, 2007

The Media, Iraq, Gingrich, Global Warming, Gays, and Jihadists. And a lot of satire from Mike Adams. That's what Townhall.com readers were talking about during the week that was -- March 11-17, 2007

Ken Connor | March 18, 2007

The plight of elderly Americans is a top concern for the Center for a Just Society because this population is at significant risk of abuse and neglect. In my law practice, I have spent decades representing elderly men and women who have endured unspeakable nursing home abuse and neglect.

Debra J. Saunders | March 18, 2007

It is hard to imagine how the Bushies could have bungled the situation more -- considering how avoidable this scandal was.

Mary Grabar | March 18, 2007

Recognizing the hollowness of such "apologies," Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson said, "Nobody here was in office when slavery was practiced." He is right: Apologies on behalf of others are empty and do nothing more than promote one's estimation of one's self.

Paul Kengor | March 18, 2007

Both the previous Mexican president, Vicente Fox, and the new one, Felipe Calderon, have compared the U.S. decision to construct an additional 700 miles of border fencing—authorized in October by a Senate bill signed by President George W. Bush—to the decision to build the Berlin Wall. Fox called the move an "embarrassment for the United States," and Calderon dubbed the decision "deplorable."

George Will | March 18, 2007

The court ruled 2-1 that D.C.'s law, which allows only current and retired police officers to have handguns in their homes, violates the Constitution's Second Amendment: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

Robert Bluey | March 18, 2007

His crime? Johnson is president of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, a free-market think tank that broke one of the juiciest stories of 2007. A day after the Academy Awards, on Feb. 26, Johnson’s organization reported details of Al Gore’s enormous utility bill.

Paul Jacob | March 18, 2007

Information is "in." Government co-operation, alas, is "out."

Frank Pastore | March 18, 2007

Jim Wallis, leader of Sojourners and one of the Big Three of the Religious Left, recently asked, “What are the great moral issues of our time for evangelical Christians?”

Kevin McCullough | March 18, 2007

Real men, the kind that understand their roles of protection and provision in this life, to their families, and for our world, confuse liberals. They also make them really mad.