Sat, Apr 28, 2007

Senator Barack Obama emerged as the big winner at Thursday's first Democratic presidential debate. It's not so much that he scored a knockout punch, or that he was head and shoulders above any of the other candidates. In fact, it's the opposite.

Frank Pastore | April 28, 2007

Am I an anti-Mormon bigot for simply raising this question?

Doug Giles | April 28, 2007

The video left by Cho affords great insight into this sick gnat’s psyche, which provides us with a good blueprint on how not to become twisted and pathetic. Three principle evils repeatedly showed up in this petty ninja turtle’s video montage.

Tom Borelli | April 28, 2007

Reflecting the hostile anti-business sentiment of the Democratic majority in Congress, the U.S House of Representatives recently passed the “The Shareholder Vote on Executive Compensation Act” on April 20.

Rich Tucker | April 28, 2007

You don’t want to be the person in charge, Jerry Seinfeld once advised. Whenever something goes wrong, the first question people ask is, “Who’s in charge?”

Diana West | April 28, 2007

Someday, when the war in Iraq has become a historical episode, we will tally up the lessons learned -- if, that is, we ever learn any. Here are two worth mastering because failing to do so probably means we will no longer exist.

Robert Novak | April 28, 2007

Sen. John McCain, who was the darling of the political press corps during the 2000 election cycle, complains to friends that he is getting much rougher treatment from the news media than his competitors for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney.

Lindsay Boyd | April 28, 2007

In 1994, some of our nation’s finest theologians banded together in defense of religious freedoms from the jaws of American courtrooms.

Fred Thompson | April 28, 2007

Why do these teams keep drafting players with character defects you can see at 100 yards in the dark with your back turned?

Fri, Apr 27, 2007

Larry Kudlow | April 27, 2007

According to the top American commander in Iraq, al-Qaida's No. 1 priority is defeating the United States in Iraq.

Michael Franc | April 27, 2007

When President Bush proposed to enhance U.S. "competitiveness" by doubling federal spending on research in the physical sciences over the next decade, adding 100,000 math and science teachers to the nation's high schools, and making the research-and-development tax credit permanent, he set off a predictable bidding war on Capitol Hill.

Larry Kudlow | April 27, 2007

Our real enemy in Iraq, the true source of all the murders, mayhem, and instability, is not sectarian strife. And it’s not the Sunnis or the Shiites either. The real enemy we face in Iraq is al Qaeda.

Jonathan Garthwaite | April 27, 2007

Dozens of mainstream media polls are already anointing front-runners and also-rans, but the real campaign doesn’t get going until the candidates look each other eye to eye and face off in a debate.

John Hawkins | April 27, 2007

Conservatives and liberals approach almost every issue with completely different philosophies, underlying assumptions, and methods. That's why it's so hard to find genuine compromise between conservatism and liberalism -- because not only are liberals almost always wrong, their solutions almost always make things worse.

Victor Davis Hanson | April 27, 2007

Do we still need to fight a war on terror? The answer seems to be no for an increasing number in the West who are weary over Afghanistan and Iraq or complacent from the absence of a major attack on the scale of 9/11.

Brent Bozell | April 27, 2007

Bathroom humor is an unfortunate staple of the entertainment industry, but it's not always intentional. Tongues wagged all over America when rock singer Sheryl Crow announced her latest planet-saving ideas on the Internet.

David Limbaugh | April 27, 2007

As someone who has criticized the Bush Administration for not fighting back enough against relentless Democrat attacks and disinformation, I was delighted by Vice President Cheney's overdue dress-down of the Peter-principled and unprincipled Senate majority leader, Harry Reid.

Mona Charen | April 27, 2007

Oregon Gov. Theodore Kulongoski called a gaggle of his closest friends to a photo op Tuesday that few could pass up. As part of his "Food Stamp Challenge" week, the governor is attempting to live on a food budget of $21 per week, which is about the average benefit for an Oregon food stamp recipient, according to the governor's press release.

Oliver North | April 27, 2007

If Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is right, nearly 60 percent of Americans agree with him that the war in Iraq is already lost. And if he is correct in saying that losing the war will increase Democrat majorities in future elections, then it may be fair to conclude that Americans now love losers. I'm not buying any of it -- and neither are the troops who are fighting this war.

Pat Buchanan | April 27, 2007

Majority Leader Harry Reid is being lacerated, and justifiably so, for a pair of statements about the war in Iraq. The more widely quoted is the "war is lost" remark of April 19, which, read in context, amounts to a charge of rankest cynicism against President Bush and his War Cabinet.

Linda Chavez | April 27, 2007

This week marks the beginning of the end of the racial spoils system that has come to symbolize affirmative action in higher education, as well as state contracting and employment.

Rebecca Hagelin | April 27, 2007

Sex. Sex. Sex. The topic is used to grab attention on the cover of virtually every magazine on the newsstand.

Matt Barber | April 27, 2007

Our nation was shocked and grief stricken early last week by the horrific and evil actions of a madman in Virginia whose callous disregard and utter disdain for the value of human life tragically robbed the world of 32 precious souls.

Phil Harris | April 27, 2007

Surely, you have received at least one forwarded email, which is a tribute to "The Americans." The text is a heart-pumping, pride-swelling rebuke to the world, which has been overly critical of America, and was purportedly written by a Canadian journalist.

Lorie Byrd | April 27, 2007

What a busy news week this was. Here are a few things that caught my attention.

Chuck Colson | April 27, 2007

The editorial cartoon appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer in the wake of the Supreme Court decision upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. It featured the nine justices sitting on the bench.

Jon Sanders | April 27, 2007

Dramatists often lighten an exceptionally tragic act with humor, sometimes referred to as "comic relief." Whether or not you believe in a Grand Dramatist, this week the news has been our own comic relief.

Burt Prelutsky | April 27, 2007

In the recent past, two unrelated news items grabbed me by the throat and refused to let go. One, of course was the senseless massacre at Virginia Tech. The other is the proposed piece of congressional legislation known as the U.S./Mexico Social Security Totalization Treaty.

Peter Huber | April 27, 2007

Two centuries of success against infectious disease have left us complacent—and vulnerable.

Paul Weyrich | April 27, 2007

For the first time in American history the House of Representatives has informed the military that it knows more than the Commander in Chief about conducting a war. In doing so this Congress also has notified the enemy in our ongoing war in Iraq when the enemy should expect us to begin pulling out troops and precisely how many months it will take for complete withdrawal.

Charles Krauthammer | April 27, 2007

Yeltsin's mixed legacy could be seen at his funeral. On the one hand, he lay in state in a rebuilt Cathedral of Christ the Savior, reminding the world that he not only abolished communism, but state-imposed atheism -- another remarkable achievement.

Kathleen Parker | April 27, 2007

One can understand why Howard Dean feels that the world would be better off without the press, as he suggested recently to a group of bankers.

Bill Steigerwald | April 27, 2007

Bob Chitester, the public TV producer famous for bringing his friend Milton Friedman's pro-capitalist series "Free to Choose" to PBS in 1980, is living proof that you don't have to be liberal or based on a seacoast to produce quality programs for PBS.

Thu, Apr 26, 2007

Debra J. Saunders | April 26, 2007

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is opposed to federal law enforcement efforts to apprehend illegal immigrants who are violating deportation orders. Ess Eff, the mayor told a gathering at St. Peter's Church Sunday, is a "sanctuary city" -- and has been since 1989. So Newsom assured the audience, "I will not allow any of my department heads or anyone associated with this city to cooperate in any way, shape or form with these raids." Illegal immigrants, rejoice.

Rich Lowry | April 26, 2007

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had a bright, shining moment of honesty when he said that the war in Iraq is lost.

Joe Scarborough | April 26, 2007

Pity Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama. With 973 Democratic candidates jammed onto a small stage tonight, there will little chance for either of the frontrunners to “win” this first presidential debate.

Betsy Hart | April 26, 2007

Bennetts essentially argues that any woman who "opts out" of a full-time career for any length of time to take care of children and home is, well, an idiot _ which makes me wonder if a part of her is secretly a bit envious of them.

Fred Thompson | April 26, 2007

By now, we're used to people like Iranian President Ahmadinejad denying that the holocaust ever happened, even while he and his regime promise not only the destruction of Israel but the elimination of Jews internationally.

Tom DeLay | April 26, 2007

The problem with modern journalism is that there are so few real stories out there that deserve the cable news hypercoverage treatment. In between wars and terrorist attacks and election nights, reporters have very little to actually report.

Victor Davis Hanson | April 26, 2007

Do we still need to fight a war on terror? The answer seems to be no for an increasing number in the West who are weary over Afghanistan and Iraq or complacent from the absence of a major attack on the scale of 9/11.

Steve Chapman | April 26, 2007

Some of the Bush administration's more vehement critics see its failures as the result of a twisted worldview. Others see them as the product of powerlust and corruption. But watching Alberto Gonzales fumble his way through a Senate hearing last week suggested that neither ideology nor venality is to blame. The real problem lies in a long-forgotten phenomenon known as the Peter Principle, which says: "In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence."

Brent Bozell | April 26, 2007

All over America, friends and colleagues were deeply divided about the media frenzy over the Virginia Tech shootings.

Michael Reagan | April 26, 2007

Under the guise of responding to the will of those voters who gave them control of the House of Representatives, Democrats are busy trying to undermine the war effort and bash the president to improve their chances of winning the 2008 elections.

Cal Thomas | April 26, 2007

Liberals want to resurrect the Federal Communications Commission's Fairness Doctrine, a tenet created to ensure fair and balanced coverage of controversial issues, so that they can regulate talk radio and require "equal time" be given to opposing political views.

Suzanne Fields | April 26, 2007

Psychiatrists of my acquaintance tell me they've got a lot of work in the wake of the massacre at Virginia Tech. Parents who had buried their heads in the sandbox since Johnny or Chloe were young children behaving badly are dragging their late adolescent and young adult sons and daughters in for checkups and treatment.

Matt Towery | April 26, 2007

If the first Democratic debate is geared to win over South Carolinians, it could be a misguided waste for the candidates.

Donald Lambro | April 26, 2007

The world is in the midst of an economic boom that is raising living standards, creating jobs and improving the quality of life for billions of people. That's not the story or picture we see on the nightly news shows, where the world is torn by civil war, terrorism, death, destruction and unending poverty.

Cliff May | April 26, 2007

Journalists are often accused of bias. Rarely do journalists level that charge against themselves. But the 35,000 members of Britain’s National Union of Journalists (NUJ) have done exactly that. Call them prejudiced, call them unprofessional. You can’t say they aren’t candid.

Christopher Hitchens | April 26, 2007

When I first began to plan my short biography of Thomas Jefferson, I found it difficult to research the chapter concerning the so-called Barbary Wars: an event or series of events that had seemingly receded over the lost horizon of American history.

Marvin Olasky | April 26, 2007

These days, reporters regularly gather to bemoan the demise of old journalism and the rise of blogs. Future historians will peg Monday's death of David Halberstam, 73, in a California car crash, as a signpost of the old era's end.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | April 26, 2007

The Virginia Tech massacre has spawned countless questions: Everything from why would student Cho Seung-hui gun down 32 fellow human beings, to why was campus security not able to prevent him from committing the deadliest mass-shooting in U.S. history.

Robert Novak | April 26, 2007

A report as routine as what was put out by the Identity Theft Task Force Monday normally is released without a White House statement, but this time the announcement came from George W. Bush himself.

George Will | April 26, 2007

The phrase "regime change" is associated with the doctrine of preventive war as applied to Iraq. But another sort of regime change has been the crux of U.S. policy toward China through most of the 35 years since President Nixon's opening to that nation in 1972.

Emmett Tyrrell | April 26, 2007

Another week passes, and on The New York Times front page there appears yet another ominous report on the perils facing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential prospects.

Larry Elder | April 26, 2007

Brigitte Gabriel, a Lebanese Christian who lived through jihad as a child, wrote "Because They Hate: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America." This is an edited version of our interview.

Alan Reynolds | April 26, 2007

When tax policy in most countries is as close to optimal as Hong Kong's, I will gladly stop mentioning supply-side economics.

Wed, Apr 25, 2007

Ann Coulter | April 25, 2007

For cranky right-wingers who think politicians don't listen to them, this week I give you elected Democrats running like scared schoolgirls from the media's demand that they enact new gun control laws in response to the Virginia Tech shooting.

Hugh Hewitt | April 25, 2007

More than any other Democrat, Lieberman knows what will follow in the wake of an American defeat.

Joe Scarborough | April 25, 2007

John McCain woke up this morning reading how he is a desperate man in need of a fresh start.

Mitt Romney | April 25, 2007

Washington's back-scratching political class apparently sees it differently. A few years ago, they locked arms around a measure sponsored by Senators John McCain, a Republican, and Russ Feingold, a Democrat, imposing unprecedented restrictions on the political activities of everyday Americans.

Rich Galen | April 25, 2007

Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-NV) has declared "this war is lost" and has made a great deal of pretending to have decided when and under what circumstances US troops will effect their retreat from Iraq.

William F. Buckley | April 25, 2007

The rapture in 1960 over the independence of Nigeria seems incredible, and was always that, but three words -- anti-colonialism, independence and democracy -- were all that was thought to be needed to justify the jubilation. Nigeria had thrust away its colonial ties and would lead the way to the democratization of Africa.

Paul Kengor | April 25, 2007

Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin died this week at age 76, on the heels of two decades of both extraordinary health problems and political achievements.

Bruce Bartlett | April 25, 2007

is the case every year, the deadline for paying one’s federal income taxes on April 15 brought forth many news features on the burden of taxation. This year was no different, with one article by former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer in the Wall Street Journal getting particular attention.

Michelle Malkin | April 25, 2007

In 1992, Bill Clinton hit a political home run with his "Sister Souljah" moment. In 2007, Hillary Clinton suffered a reverse "Sister Souljah" strikeout. If it isn't the end of her presidential aspirations, it should be.

John Stossel | April 25, 2007

Last Sunday was marked by an orgy of celebrations of Earth Day, the worldwide annual event intended to "to spark a revolution against environmental abuse."

Walter E. Williams | April 25, 2007

The 32 murders at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) shocked the nation, but what are some of the steps that can be taken to reduce the probability that such a massacre will happen again? A large portion of the blame can be laid at the feet of the VPI administration and its campus security personnel, who failed to warn students, faculty and staff.

Jonah Goldberg | April 25, 2007

Huge numbers of Americans don't know jack about their government or politics. According to a Pew Research Center survey released last week, 31 percent of Americans don't know who the vice president is, fewer than half are aware that Nancy Pelosi is the speaker of the House, a mere 29 percent can identify "Scooter" Libby as the convicted former chief of staff of the vice president, and only 15 percent can name Harry Reid when asked who is the Senate majority leader.

Tony Blankley | April 25, 2007

Watching (and participating in) the intense Iraq War and War on Terror debate both in the United States and in Europe -- and the politics that flows from it, a sense of futility is increasingly hard to resist.

Michael Medved | April 25, 2007

When it comes to the issue of gay marriage, the Jewish Theological Seminary blinked and gave way to society’s shifting mores. So one must ask the question: Should we guide religion, or should religion guide us?

Ben Shapiro | April 25, 2007

Many Americans have instinctively treated this massive act of evil as a "tragedy," the kind of inevitable calamity destined to befall us from time to time.

Terry Jeffrey | April 25, 2007

I put the question directly to Huckabee. He gave a direct answer.

Austin Bay | April 25, 2007

On Harry Reid's planet, America's enemies need only have one objective: to murder, in a sensational, media-magnifying manner, enough of their own citizens to discomfit and distress Harry Reid Democrats.

Paul Greenberg | April 25, 2007

So what's the significance, if any, of the latest decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in the never-ending legal seesaw that began with Roe v. Wade and isn't about to end any decade soon?

Kathleen Parker | April 25, 2007

People who read books are different from other people. They're smarter for one thing. They're more sensual for another. They like to hold, touch and smell what they read. They like to carry the words around with them -- tote them on vacation, take them on train rides and then, most heavenly of all, to bed.

Nicole Gelinas | April 25, 2007

Why did NBC News—as well as its competitors and print-media counterparts—show that video? Through the spectacular posthumous attention that the media have awarded him, Cho Seung-Hui has shown just how easy it is for an intelligent killer to manipulate sophisticated news organizations into serving as barely filtered propaganda pipelines.

Jacob Sullum | April 25, 2007

Even while upholding the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, the U.S. Supreme Court conceded that Congress did not know what it was talking about when it passed the law.

Tue, Apr 24, 2007

Polls suggest that the leading attribute attracting voters to Hillary's presidential candidacy is her "experience," a virtue which contrasts, presumably, with the lack of it in Senator Barack Obama, her chief rival. But a close examination of her record as first lady and as New York Senator suggests that her experience is largely in the avoidance of death by scandal. Were it to be captured in a television series, it would certainly not rise to the level of "Commander In Chief" and probably not even to that of "West Wing." It would find its televised metaphor in the reality series "Survivor."

Fred Thompson | April 24, 2007

After the 9/11 attacks, plans were put in place to create a system that should allow citizens to receive local emergency information via messaging, and to report suspicious or terrorist activities. These plans will have benefits in situations such as the Virginia Tech incident, as well.

David Strom | April 24, 2007

Ever notice how the left’s solution to all the world’s ills is to create a bureaucracy? The larger the better. The more government employees, the better

Joe Scarborough | April 24, 2007

I've loved history for as long as I remember. My second grade teacher once told me not to bother trying to read the books I would always bring back from the library. Being as obstinate then as now, I would ignore that advice and plow through presidential biographies meant for middle-schoolers.

Joe Scarborough | April 24, 2007

Every presidential campaign has one -- a defining moment that cements a candidate’s image in the minds of voters.

Joe Scarborough | April 24, 2007

I spent Saturday with Sheryl Crow and Laurie David. No fist fights. No verbal insults. Just a couple of Hollywood heavyweights talking about saving the planet.

Jack Kemp | April 24, 2007

Former Ambassador Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, one of the most admired women in the world, passed away in December at the age of 80, leaving a huge vacuum in our hearts and minds. Her posthumously published book, "Making War to Keep Peace" (Harper Collins, $26.95), released April 24, brings her ideas to life.

Ashley Herzog | April 24, 2007

I’m sick of liberals using shooting massacres to advance their baseless theories on gun control. If Monday’s massacre at Virginia Tech University proved anything, it was that current gun laws do nothing to stop deranged killers, while leaving law-abiding citizens defenseless.

Frank Keating | April 24, 2007

As we approach Election Day 2008, the uncertainty of our world necessitates that we elect a person with John McCain’s consistent conservative record.

Rich Lowry | April 24, 2007

France has often, for better or worse, led the way during its history: in state-building, when Louis XIV created the modern French monarchy; in proto-totalitarian politics, with its revolution of 1789; in mass-mobilized warfare, in the wake of the revolution. Now, France is being reduced to a sad object lesson, a warning of the deadening effects of Big Government economics.

Thomas Sowell | April 24, 2007

Someone recently said that mass shootings, such as those at Virginia Tech or Columbine High School, are largely a phenomenon of the 1960s and afterwards.

David Limbaugh | April 24, 2007

One is entitled to wonder how the prime movers in today's Democratic Party would behave differently if they were trying to dispirit our troops and embolden the enemy.

Cal Thomas | April 24, 2007

Last week, there were two stories about carnage - the tragedy at Virginia Tech and the Supreme Court's decision on partial-birth abortion.

Dennis Prager | April 24, 2007

America's news media, an amoral university, an opportunistic district attorney, and a police department that seems to have collaborated in framing innocent students all combined to nearly destroy the lives of three innocent young men -- members of the Duke University lacrosse team.

Pat Buchanan | April 24, 2007

Politically, however, the court decision is portentous, and bad news for Democrats in 2008. For several reasons.

Mary Grabar | April 24, 2007

If you were a student at Virginia Tech last fall and had a propensity for the gruesome and violent you could have satisfied your thirst for the bloody and course requirements by enrolling in Professor Brent Stevens’s English 3984 class, “Special Studies: Contemporary Horror.”

Bill Murchison | April 24, 2007

I see people raising their hands. Huh? Without mercy, without feeling, a kid in Virginia mows down students and teachers? Huh?

William Rusher | April 24, 2007

The slaughter of 32 students and faculty members at Virginia Tech, by a deranged student who then killed himself, forces us to confront and reconsider certain disagreeable facts about American society today.

Mike Adams | April 24, 2007

Last week, I received numerous requests for a column responding to the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech. I had almost decided against writing one when I read the following letter to the editor in the local Wilmington McTimes:

Mon, Apr 23, 2007

Phyllis Schlafly | April 23, 2007

Daniel Drew, the legendary 19th century Wall Street insider, reputedly said that all he wanted in any deal was "a little unfair advantage."

Debra J. Saunders | April 23, 2007

The simple equation in politics today -- at least according to many Democrats -- is that the war in Iraq is a bad war and the war in Afghanistan is a good war.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | April 23, 2007

In 1999, the Securities and Exchange Commission tossed out a proposal that anyone with just a left or right brain could have found alarming.

Fred Thompson | April 23, 2007

My friend, Ramesh Ponnuru, over at National Review and I had a little disagreement over the issue of Federalism.

John Fund | April 23, 2007

It's sad when someone you've known for decades gets in trouble and you're not surprised. After the FBI raided the home of California's Rep. John Doolittle this month in search of records from the fund-raising company run by his wife, Julie, Republican House leaders didn't wait even a day before they pressured him to step down from his seat on the powerful Appropriations Committee. Everyone knows that such a raid only occurs after a judge has issued a search warrant in response to government claims that there is probable cause a crime has been committed.

Cal Thomas | April 23, 2007

We met by accident at a newspaper editor's convention in St. Paul, Minn., in 1989. She was to be one side in a debate over federal funding for the arts. She was for it. Her opponent was against it. Except, her debating partner's plane was delayed, and so the host editor called me.

Frank Gaffney | April 23, 2007

This week, the Ohio Legislature will hold its second hearing on legislation designed to help the state make a real contribution to America’s triumph in the War for the Free World. It would prevent investment by Ohio’s public pension funds in companies that do business with the terrorism-sponsoring, nuclear weapons- and ballistic missile-building and genocide-threatening Islamic Republic of Iran.

Matt Barber | April 23, 2007

Don Imus, recently unemployed pioneer of the high-dollar “shock-jock” industry, is a truly gifted man. He has the rare but unenviable ability to really tick people off at both ends of the political spectrum and everywhere in between.

William F. Buckley | April 23, 2007

The search for the propellant of the killer-madness in Cho Seung-Hui tells us more about disorders in American thought than about those of the murderer. Recall first and foremost that the crime was quickly identified as the "bloodiest shooting attack in American history" done by a single person.

Ed Feulner | April 23, 2007

Some things we've come to count on. Old Faithful will erupt every 90 minutes or so. Halley's Comet will return every 75-76 years. The United States will always have the world's most powerful military.

Herman Cain | April 23, 2007

Don Imus's slip of the lip created a media and racial outrage. He immediately acknowledged his mistake and apologized in person to the Rutgers women basketball team members. They accepted his apology with dignity and class. John Sugg is Senior Editor of Creative Loafing, a limited distribution weekly paper based in Atlanta, Georgia. Sugg did not have a slip of the pen or a runaway keyboard when he referred to me and all black Republicans as moronic. Sugg wrote, "Being a black Republican is not only oxymoronic, it's simply plain old-fashioned moronic." In the same article he also referred to me as a "sorry opportunist" and a "token," because I chose to run as a Republican in the Georgia 2004 U.S. Senate primary election.

Rich Galen | April 23, 2007

For those who have been completely consumed with who, if anyone is actually changing the diapers of Anna Nicole Smith's baby, you may have missed this latest poke in the eye of the Bush Administration.

Michael Barone | April 23, 2007

End the war. Fund the troops. You can sum up the argument between George W. Bush and the Democratic majorities in Congress in just six words.

Suzanne Fields | April 23, 2007

Shallow generalizations always do harm, and there was nervous anticipation in Korean neighborhoods where families expected bigotry to surface.

Robert Novak | April 23, 2007

Reid, an effective legislator and canny politician, reflects a dilemma on abortion among Democrats who are flying high against dispirited Republicans.

Donald Lambro | April 23, 2007

The question that cries out for answers in the Virginia Tech massacre is, why didn't anyone pull together all of the psychopathic clues about Cho Seung-Hui before he went on his killing rampage?

Armstrong Williams | April 23, 2007

The rap group Three-6 Mafia recently won an Oscar for its dubious lament, "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp." But what their song failed to underscore is that if you happen to be pimping the pathologies of American ghetto sub-culture for material gain, things couldn't look any better. For better or worse, this fact was brilliantly illuminated by the backlash over Don Imus' despicable comments about the Rutgers University women's basketball team. Now that CBS has decided to terminate Don Imus's appearances on its network and not simulcast his syndicated radio show, many in the black community feel they have been vindicated. But in truth the exploitation never even skipped a beat.

Dinesh D'Souza | April 23, 2007

Speaking as a former fetus, I welcome the Supreme Court's decision permitting regulation of partial birth abortion. Now there's lots of talk about a wider pro-life strategy to build on this victory. Such a strategy must be one of persuasion as much as legislation. I am not an expert on the abortion issue, but I have learned a great deal about it, strangely enough, by studying the Lincoln-Douglas debates. These debates were about slavery. But look at how closely the arguments parallel the abortion debate.

Burt Prelutsky | April 23, 2007

The main problem with pacifism is that it doesn’t work in all situations. The main problem with pacifists is that they’re convinced it does.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | April 23, 2007

The massacre I am referring to deals with the surreptitious attempt by the Congress and Senate to strip the nation of religious freedom and the ability to preach the gospel from our church pulpits.

Star Parker | April 23, 2007

In a week of news about tragedy, despair, pointless violence and death, the U.S. Supreme Court has brought us tidings of hope.

La Shawn Barber | April 23, 2007

In 1996, registered nurse Brenda Pratt Shafer told the House Subcommittee on the Constitution about a partial birth abortion she’d witnessed.

Sun, Apr 22, 2007

Roger Schlesinger | April 22, 2007

Before you start typing and formulating your thoughts and curses please understand one important fact: rates are made up of anywhere from seven to ten factors and posted rates,in the overwhelming majority, will not apply to you.

Mike Gallagher | April 22, 2007

You may recall that when they were planning to protest outside the funerals of the slain Amish children in Pennsylvania, I offered an hour of airtime on my radio show to Westboro Baptist Church in exchange for their written promise not to protest.

Austin Hill | April 22, 2007

After the Supreme Court's ground breaking decision on April 18th to uphold a federal ban on partial-birth abortions, one might think that certain political figures, like, maybe those who want to be our next President, would have a lot to say about it. With such a polarizing issue, a decision like this should have provided plenty of fodder for cheers and complaints alike. But a quick glance at six of the top candidates - - Giuliani, McCain and Romney on the right, and Clinton, Obama and Edwards on the left - - indicates otherwise.

Nathan Tabor | April 22, 2007

To hear the mainstream news media tell it, the only issue really in play in the 2008 Presidential election is the war in Iraq. And, lest the voting public forget, the media are quick to report each casualty, mishap, and difficulty in Baghdad as mounting evidence for an immediate and unqualified U.S. troop withdrawal. What you're not hearing about is an issue that is likely to have a decisive impact on the Presidential race: abortion.

Rick Santorum | April 22, 2007

In September 1996, I stood on the floor of the United States Senate to respond to Sen. Barbara Boxer's comment that I was ignoring the "cries" of the women who came to Washington to lobby for the sustaining of President Clinton's veto of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act.

Jonathan Garthwaite | April 22, 2007

Virginia Tech, feminism, the Duke rape case and partial birth abortion. That's what Townhall.com readers were talking about during the week that was -- April 15-21

George Will | April 22, 2007

In 2004, George W. Bush narrowly carried Iowa and narrowly lost Wisconsin and Minnesota, the only state that has voted Democratic in eight consecutive elections. The man with the impressive resume is Tommy Thompson, who says he can carry those three Midwestern states.

Paul Jacob | April 22, 2007

Once again, TV journalists' reaction to a ghastly human atrocity is to jump the gun.

Frank Pastore | April 22, 2007

Let’s test your knowledge of world religions. Below is the entire message delivered by one of the four religious leaders at last week’s convocation at Virginia Tech, in the aftermath of the horrible mass murders that left 32 dead and 21 injured.

Kevin McCullough | April 22, 2007

In what is widely seen as a violent and horrid week in our nation's history one thing became increasingly clear: Liberals will tolerate, embrace and even advocate for violent, maniacal, and bloody killing that takes innocent life. They will do so especially if they believe it benefits them politically.

Robert Bluey | April 22, 2007

Across the Atlantic, young conservatives in Britain are trying to transform what they consider a disjointed and unorganized political faction into something that rivals the American conservative movement.

Ken Connor | April 22, 2007

While these three stories might seem disparate and disconnected, each involves the debasement of human dignity. It's clear how mass murder and infanticide strike at the heart of human dignity, but it's easy to underestimate the destructive impact of mere words.

Salena Zito | April 22, 2007

When he looks in the mirror at the man staring back, the first thought in John McCain’s mind must be one of frustration.