Sat, May 12, 2007

Oliver North | May 12, 2007

No culture can truly celebrate mothers unless first they respect women.

Caroline Glick | May 12, 2007

In an interview last Friday with Ma'ariv, former IDF chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. (res.) Moshe Ya'alon expressed his view that the ongoing debate in Israel regarding the solution to the conflict with the Palestinians is an exercise in futility. As he put it, "We argue over what the solution is, but we still haven't agreed on what the problem is."

Diana West | May 12, 2007

On the 60th anniversary of VJ-Day in 2005, Marine Capt. Randy Stone, a military lawyer serving in Iraq, became a presidential poster boy. Capt. Stone's two grandfathers fought at Iwo Jima, so George W. Bush, in a celebratory speech, turned the whole family into a gold-braided rhetorical flourish to depict the continuity of American character and courage from one war to another.

Paul Driessen | May 12, 2007

Even in this “era of corporate social responsibility,” brazen violations of honesty, transparency and accountability standards occur regularly. Exhibit 1: the recent “Coal is filthy” ad campaign.

Robert Novak | May 12, 2007

Sen. Hillary Clinton's upward bump in Democratic presidential polls is viewed by insiders as a delayed reaction to Sen. Barack Obama's mediocre performance in the opening debate April 26.

Michael McBride | May 12, 2007

Wars have always had their discernable differences. Some extremely nuanced, some extremely dramatic. Strategists have been able to draw on tactics and strategies from previous wars or engagements and adapt them to modern principles and equipment.

Phil Harris | May 12, 2007

Pompous political windbags have a distinct odor, speaking of which, reminds me of a story that you have likely heard from Uncle Dan or Grandpa Gus.

Ken Connor | May 12, 2007

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision upholding the ban on partial birth abortion, proponents of abortion have reacted as if the sky were falling. Abortion proponents have grimly announced that a "womans right to choose" is in peril. Of course, they speak about the "right to choose" only in the abstract; they are careful not to identify the choice they have in view.

Fri, May 11, 2007

John Hanlon | May 11, 2007

In this current age of online politics and the emergence of You Tube campaigning, the lessons from last week’s Obama-MySpace controversy should send a strong message to all of the other campaigns who are trying to use the internet as a powerful tool this election season.

Rich Tucker | May 11, 2007

Two years ago President Bush was touring the country, promoting his plan for reform. It went nowhere. So now we’re closer to the baby boom retirement surge and we’ve had no reform, no new plans, and nobody seems to care. Illegal immigration’s a similar story.

Joe Scarborough | May 11, 2007

Barack Obama strolled across the Columbia Marriott Friday morning looking relaxed in a black sweat suit. Shaking hands with hotel workers and walking over to a group of reporters, the man roundly panned by political pundits last night looked as if he didn’t have a care in the world.

Joe Scarborough | May 11, 2007

Barack Obama strolled across the Columbia Marriott Friday morning looking relaxed in a black sweat suit. Shaking hands with hotel workers and walking over to a group of reporters, the man roundly panned by political pundits last night looked as if he didn’t have a care in the world.

Michael Steele | May 11, 2007

For years, I sat in audiences and listened as politicians tried to win over voters, especially minority voters, by talking about hope.

Rich Lowry | May 11, 2007

It is the strange fate of retiring British Prime Minister Tony Blair to be called a lackey for adhering to his own deep-felt foreign-policy vision.

Rich Galen | May 11, 2007

Now that gasoline has hit a gazillion dollars per gallon, I have been riding the Skippy Scooter into town to save money.

Michael Franc | May 11, 2007

A certain irony surrounds the scheduled explosion of tax liability under the Alternative Minimum Tax. Namely, this is a "Blue State tax," with the heaviest concentrations of affected taxpayers living in states that voted for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election, including New York, California, Illinois, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland.

Mike Gallagher | May 11, 2007

I’ve always understood tornados to be cruelly inconsistent in the way they skip from one block to another, wiping a house away on one block while the next block is unscathed. In Greensburg, nothing was missed by this massive funnel.

John Hawkins | May 11, 2007

The title of this column is taken from Larry Elder's superb book "Ten Things You Can't Say in America" even though we don't cover much of the same ground. Hopefully, Larry won't mind because imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery.

Brent Bozell | May 11, 2007

Anyone whose remote control wandered past an ABC, CBS or NBC morning "news" show on May 5 probably found the "news" hounds barking enthusiastically over this supposed "news" scoop:

David Limbaugh | May 11, 2007

The capture of the "Fort Dix Six" has inspired liberals to dust off and republish their "hearts and minds" mantra, which might sound wonderful to some, but bears more sober consideration.

Mona Charen | May 11, 2007

The Republican primary voter -- assuming that the field of top candidates does not change -- is faced with no perfect options when it comes to the life issue.

Pat Buchanan | May 11, 2007

Since Reagan, whatever GOP nominees have believed privately, they ran as pro-life candidates. If Rudy were to be nominated as a pro-choice Republican, millions would stay home or vote third party.

Linda Chavez | May 11, 2007

As details emerge from the plot to kill American soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey, one thing is clear. The United States may have more of a homegrown terrorist problem than some people imagine.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 11, 2007

My teenage son Nick is smacked in the face with liberal, socialist dogma every day of his life. The notion that Big Daddy Government can take care of everyone, natural disasters and all of mankind’s ills is commonly accepted in his generation, because that’s the message the modern culture shoves down their throats.

Charles Krauthammer | May 11, 2007

Legalizing abortion by judicial fiat (Roe v. Wade) instead of by democratic means has its price. One is that the issue remains socially unsettled. People take to the streets when they have been deprived of resort to legislative action.

Kathleen Parker | May 11, 2007

In a nation where 91 percent of citizens profess to believe in God, it's a safe bet we won't see an atheist in the White House anytime soon.

Burt Prelutsky | May 11, 2007

Living in L.A., as I do, I don’t have wonderful choices when it comes to my local newspapers. There’s the parochial Daily News, which focuses its attention on the San Fernando Valley. This is fine, if you happen to

Fred Thompson | May 11, 2007

If you care about Constitutional law, and everybody should, the big news is that it looks as if the Supreme Court is going to hear a Second Amendment case some time next year.

Lorie Byrd | May 11, 2007

Increasingly the prospect of winning in Iraq is presented by the Democrats in Congress, and most of those reporting in the mainstream media, as a pipe dream. Ignore the defeatists. You might have to look a little harder to find them, but there are many who believe victory in Iraq can be achieved and that it will be in spite of the efforts of those in the U.S. Congress and the media – unless we surrender, that is.

Thu, May 10, 2007

Neal Boortz | May 10, 2007

These two pathetic fools need to be removed from XM satellite radio right now. Today. No suspension. No warning. Fire them. Now.

Paul Greenberg | May 10, 2007

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Little Rock Crisis of 1957, another one is fast developing here.

Betsy Hart | May 10, 2007

In honor of Mother's Day, I'm enlisting with the "slacker moms," as USA Today described us this week. In, "'Slacker Moms' Urge Other Mothers to Chill," Sharon Jayson describes the new version of the "mommy wars." She writes that this one isn't between stay-at-home moms and their professional peers, it's a skirmish between the controlling, super efficient, protective "alpha moms" and the more laid back "slacker moms."

Laura Hollis | May 10, 2007

As Mother’s Day approaches, I am thinking about an invitation I received recently to view a film called “The Motherhood Manifesto” at a local library. “Bring something yummy and come hear about the policies that make it so hard to be a mom these days!” the invitation read cheerfully.

Colleen Carroll Campbell | May 10, 2007

When Paris Hilton was sentenced to jail last week for violating her probation, the hard-partying heiress won yet another 15 minutes of fame guaranteed to captivate her young admirers. Like party pals Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and Nicole Richie, Paris has parlayed poor judgment and vulgar exhibitionism into idol status among America’s teen and pre-teen set.

John McCaslin | May 10, 2007

Imagine the pride a young girl feels when looking down from the gallery above the U.S. Senate floor as her grandfather deliberates on the war in Iraq.

Nicole Gelinas | May 10, 2007

At a campaign event in Detroit this week, senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama described the bill he recently introduced in Congress to bail out Detroit’s struggling automakers and save the planet at the same time. In rolling out his “health care for hybrids plan,” the senator has managed to combine two bad ideas into a proposal for one big government program.

Matt Barber | May 10, 2007

Liberals in the House of Representatives have passed the “hate crimes” bill, H.R. 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, by a margin of 237 to 180.

Thomas Sowell | May 10, 2007

If Rachael Ray had been black, there are bookstores where her cookbook would not be displayed in the same section with all the other cookbooks.

Walter E. Williams | May 10, 2007

The first fundamental law of demand postulates that the lower the price of something, the more will be demanded, and the higher the price, the less will be demanded. To my knowledge, there are no known exceptions to the law of demand. That was until last fall when 650 economists, including several Nobel Laureates, signed a letter calling for an increase in the minimum wage.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 10, 2007

"This war is lost," Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid recently proclaimed. That pessimism about Iraq is now widely shared by his Democratic colleagues. But many of these converted doves aren't being quite honest about why they've radically changed their views of the war.

Larry Elder | May 10, 2007

I received an e-mail the other day from a friend who thanked me for my advice. Having long ago lost touch with him, I barely remembered the incident to which he referred.

Michael Reagan | May 10, 2007

Maggie Thatcher had a great line about politicians who lose their nerve when faced with a big problem: she warned them against going wobbly.

Cal Thomas | May 10, 2007

The United States dodged another bullet - several in fact - when authorities foiled an alleged terrorist attack on the Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey.

Suzanne Fields | May 10, 2007

Nicolas Sarkozy talks about "new cleavages" in France, but he's not talking about Parisian decolletage.

Matt Towery | May 10, 2007

Now that our long-predicted early date for the Florida presidential primary has materialized, the question becomes whether Howard Dean will take the bait.

Donald Lambro | May 10, 2007

Florida struck a blow for political freedom last week in a rebellion over who should be allowed to decide when a state holds its presidential primaries -- the parties or the voters' representatives.

William Rusher | May 10, 2007

America's labor unions have never enjoyed having to ask a company's employees whether they want to be represented by a union. At present, workers are entitled to vote on this question by secret ballot. This is only fair, since not all unions, by a long shot, are dedicated to the best interests of the workers they want to represent.

George Will | May 10, 2007

The kerfuffle over whether Paul Wolfowitz, the World Bank's president, behaved badly regarding the contract for his companion to facilitate her departure from the bank involves no large issue. The bank's existence does. The bank's rationale, never strong, has evaporated.

Robert Novak | May 10, 2007

Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe returned to Bogota this week in a state of shock.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 10, 2007

Did you see that over the weekend Al Qaeda's second-in-command, the Rev. Ayman Zawahiri, appeared in an online 67-minute video and declared that the Democrats' bill calling for a troop withdrawal from Iraq is proof that the United States has already lost the war in Iraq?

Fred Thompson | May 10, 2007

Oh, to be sure, the French media hates us, but there are a lot of people who say ours does too. Regardless, Sarkozy's victory has sent shock waves through the world's media centers.

Hugh Hewitt | May 10, 2007

Tuesday night will be another significant conversation with the republican electorate, this time moderated by one of journalism’s serious people.

Cliff May | May 10, 2007

What can you, an average citizen, do to help defend America against terrorists sworn to our destruction? How about not investing in them?

Alan Reynolds | May 10, 2007

Economist Alan Blinder wrote in The Washington Post that "offshoring of service jobs from rich countries such as the United States to poor countries such as India may pose major problems for tens of millions of American workers over the coming decades.

Bill Steigerwald | May 10, 2007

You missed the Africa Malaria Day celebration on April 25, didn't you? Perfectly understandable. Unless you're headed for a three-week safari in Kenya, malaria doesn't appear on our modern radar screens.

Marvin Olasky | May 10, 2007

A challenge from a reader who knows that for eight years I've taught a University of Texas course on major world religions: "Could you explain in a column how you do that in one term at a state university?"

Wed, May 09, 2007

Ann Coulter | May 09, 2007

I'm off to Paris! I hereby revoke every churlish remark I've ever made about those lovely Gallic people. (But in light of former New Jersey governor and current "gay American" Jim McGreevey's latest career move, I redouble everything I've ever said about the Episcopalians.)

Larry Kudlow | May 09, 2007

The Democratic party may be convincing itself that it’s riding high in the polls toward a White House victory in next year’s election. But you know what? On two key themes -- taxes and national security -- the Democrats may be dooming themselves to defeat.

Roger Schlesinger | May 09, 2007

It hasn't happened yet but one of these days I expect to hear that one of the big three auto makers came out with an ad that says you won't have to pay gas for the life of the car.

Tom DeLay | May 09, 2007

The loss of a few seats on the other side of the Mississippi River during the 2006 election cycle wasn't much of a trend in itself; it was simply the Western part of an electoral thumpin'.

What does the defeat of Segolene Royal, the first woman to seek the French presidency, mean for Hillary Clinton, in the midst of her pursuit of the Oval Office? Does Royal's failure signal that the seemingly irresistible momentum of female candidates worldwide is screeching to a halt?

Michelle Malkin | May 09, 2007

Well, here is the thanks we get. Eight years ago, America opened its arms to tens of thousands of ethnic Albanian refugees from Kosovo. The first planeload landed at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Military leaders worked day and night to turn the base into a child-friendly village. They coordinated medical and security checkups, mental health and trauma counseling and ethnic food preparations.

John Stossel | May 09, 2007

Bill Clinton once declared, "The era of big government is over." Both Republicans and Democrats applauded. What a joke.

Brent Bozell | May 09, 2007

We've now finished the first two presidential debates, both on MSNBC. Pundits are debating whether they will make a difference in the race, but one thing is very clear: It's business as usual for the media moderating these things.

Jonah Goldberg | May 09, 2007

It's ironic. At precisely the moment so many people think that the Republican Party and the conservative movement have gone off the rails, the people who hate the right the most want to copy it.

Tony Blankley | May 09, 2007

The political and policy planets are beginning to come into ominous alignment over Iraq and Washington.

Michael Medved | May 09, 2007

Doesn’t it tell you something that every time anyone in the administration or Congress is asked about the notion of a “North American Union” he denounces and rejects and ridicules the idea?

Terry Jeffrey | May 09, 2007

"My values are yours, those of the republican right," the young, energetic candidate said accepting his party's presidential nomination.

Ben Shapiro | May 09, 2007

Proving once again that foolish ideas don't die or fade away -- they walk the earth eternally, preying on the brains of the living -- scientists at a UK think tank have determined that the greatest threat to the planet is more human beings.

Debra J. Saunders | May 09, 2007

Sorry to take a week before writing on former CIA director George Tenet's book, "At the Center of the Storm, My Years at the CIA." My bad: I actually took the time to read the book.

Austin Bay | May 09, 2007

How many ground troops does the United States need? Answering that question depends on your vision of the future...

Paul Greenberg | May 09, 2007

There's no better way to see your town than to show it to a visitor. You visit places you'd never made it to before. It's like a New Yorker who finally gets out to the Statue of Liberty because family's in town.

Jacob Sullum | May 09, 2007

Even if states were justified in punishing bigoted criminals more severely than merely vicious ones (as all but a handful currently do), the case for federal action would be weak.

Rich Lowry | May 09, 2007

The front-runners in the Democratic presidential race have discovered the power of an idea whose time has passed: socialism in women's wages. Its power is in pandering to feminist voters, and its time passed because it never made any sense even when it was a bright, shiny new bad idea some 30 years ago.

Carrie Lukas | May 09, 2007

If we want strong families and a strong economy, if we care about the health, well-being and economic security of our families, we will waste no time in passing the Healthy Families Act.

Kathleen Parker | May 09, 2007

Apparently, neither a veteran senator-war hero, nor a Harvard MBA/JD corporate governor, nor even a law-and-order, 9/11 mayor is quite good enough for the Red Staters. There's just something missing.

Fred Thompson | May 09, 2007

It’s almost obligatory nowadays; after you have been in the inner circles of an administration, you write a “tell all” book, including private conversations with even the President himself.

Mike Adams | May 09, 2007

He had a lot to think about on the twelve hour drive. Mostly, he thought about how miserable the lives of so many of the girls he had dated turned out to be.

Tue, May 08, 2007

Maggie Gallagher | May 08, 2007

This week, Dina Matos McGreevey filed court papers accusing former Gov. Jim "I am a gay American" McGreevey of extreme cruelty, fraud and libel, for concealing his homosexuality in order to marry her. And so the McGreevey saga continues.

Jon Sanders | May 08, 2007

The Roman satirist Juvenal famously quipped "Difficile est saturam non scibere" -- it's difficult not to write satire.

David Strom | May 08, 2007

The dominant theme of contemporary liberalism is one of impending doom. Time and again you hear from liberal activists and politicians about the disastrous or soon to be disastrous state of the world, and in particular the Western world. (If only America looked more like Sub-Saharan Africa, with no power plants, the world would be a better place?)

Paul Greenberg | May 08, 2007

I'm here to deliver this year's commencement address at Lyon College, one of the fine small liberal arts schools left in the country. A sure clue: It's had the grace not to style itself a University.

Paul Weyrich | May 08, 2007

Rosie O'Donnell is off the air, supposedly her own doing, and Don Imus is reported to be suing CBS. The outcome of any such litigation may tell if we have achieved a new era in broadcasting or if we will revert to the pervious era.

Rich Lowry | May 08, 2007

Rudy Giuliani is supposed to be the candidate of authenticity, the tough-talking former New York City mayor who sticks to his beliefs no matter what. But he is repeating a line that is so flagrantly insincere, it makes any of Hillary Clinton’s canned talking points seem free and natural by comparison.

John McCaslin | May 08, 2007

"Look, the president certainly understands that Americans don't like war. He doesn't like war, either, but he also does not like the alternative."

Thomas Sowell | May 08, 2007

Now that ABC News has the list of phone numbers given to them by the "Washington Madam," the question is: Whose names will they publicize if they find out that there are public figures whose phone numbers are among those they have?

Ashley Herzog | May 08, 2007

When Equal Pay Day arrived on April 24, I decided to ignore it and let feminists complain about the nonexistent “pay gap” without comment from me. But, after two weeks of media laments and promises by Democratic presidential nominees to promote “paycheck equity,” I came to a startling realization: people actually took this day seriously.

David Limbaugh | May 08, 2007

Poor Hillary. Those of us with a speck of discernment always knew she was just pretending to be hawkish to make herself appear more presidential back before the war's popularity went in the gutter along with our proverbial rat.

Cal Thomas | May 08, 2007

C'etait genial! When applied to the French presidential election in which Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy beat the Socialist candidate Segolene Royal by a comfortable margin, it means: that is fantastic!

Dennis Prager | May 08, 2007

Dear American Soldier in Iraq: There are a few things you should know about how tens of millions of us back home feel about you and the fight you are waging.

Pat Buchanan | May 08, 2007

On the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown Settlement, Queen Elizabeth II arrived to commemorate the great occasion. And it took some fancy footwork for Her Majesty to run the Powhatan gauntlet.

Debra J. Saunders | May 08, 2007

Standing firmly on the land that Ronald Reagan loved, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., did not shrink from his own principles at the first GOP presidential candidates' debate held at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley Thursday night.

Matt Towery | May 08, 2007

Few serious observers think things will ever get to actual impeachment. And yet the American public seems more open to the concept than many imagine, according to a new national poll.

Bill Murchison | May 08, 2007

While the president of the United States and H.M. Queen Elizabeth II were affirming in Washington, D.C., their countries' common traditions and history, another pro-American leader was swelling the chorus of affection.

Mary Grabar | May 08, 2007

For my reprieves from the academic, and for inspiration for my creative writing, I like to walk a trail around a lake in a community about a mile from where I live. This former summer community is an island of artsy-ness and progressivism, and higher real estate prices than the brick ranch houses like the one I live in. A locally famous folk-singing lesbian couple reportedly lives there, and that gives the community extra cachet.

Frank Gaffney | May 08, 2007

On the Amtrak train to New York a few minutes ago, the conductor announced, “If you see anything suspicious, please report it to the authorities immediately.” If Islamist-front organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its friends in Congress have their way, however, this sensible, prudential announcement will have to be amended: “Be advised: If you do make such a report, you may be sued.”

Bruce Bartlett | May 08, 2007

I hadn’t planned on writing another column about Hillary Clinton, but the one I wrote last week has been so widely misunderstood that I feel compelled to do so.

Rich Lowry | May 08, 2007

Rudy Giuliani is supposed to be the candidate of authenticity, the tough-talking former New York City mayor who sticks to his beliefs no matter what. But he is repeating a line that is so flagrantly insincere, it makes any of Hillary Clinton's canned talking points seem free and natural by comparison.

Jack Kemp | May 08, 2007

As a conservative, Reagan would be cautious, prudent and truly wise in seeking peace, but only through strength on all fronts, i.e. economic, diplomatic and military.

Fred Thompson | May 08, 2007

Americans are a people who look to the future instead of the past. We hope and believe that things can and will get better.

Mon, May 07, 2007

John Fund | May 07, 2007

Conservative Nikolas Sarkozy's comfortable victory over Socialist Ségolène Royal in France's presidential race may that indicate Europe's slowest-growing major economy is finally ready for some change.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | May 07, 2007

Children's ability to let you know what they covet begins at an age when uttering any word with more than one syllable is a struggle. But luckily, toddlers have discovered that one powerful word - mine! - often gets the attention of Mommy and Dadd

Phyllis Schlafly | May 07, 2007

What was the motive behind 23-year-old Cho Seung-Hui's killing of 32 students and teachers at Virginia Tech? Why was he consumed with hate, resentment and bitterness?

Kathryn Lopez | May 07, 2007

Is Mitt Romney ever going to address his Mormon roots? There are pros and cons to Romney not addressing his religious affiliations before the country, but it is not getting any easier to fight off the negative connotations a curious media hope to conjure up with irrelevant religious questions.

Paul Weyrich | May 07, 2007

It took all my self-discipline to remain awake for the Republican Question and Answer session held at the Reagan Library in California last week. I had hoped that MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews would ask tough questions of the Republican candidates and keep me awake. Alas, self-discipline kept me awake.

Robert Murphy | May 07, 2007

The last week of April was one for the record books, as they say. The Treasury Department announced that April 24th was the single-day record for collection of personal income taxes, at $48.7 billion. On top of that, on both Wednesday and Thursday the Dow Industrials closed at back-to-back record highs. It seems that the Bush tax cuts might not have been so reckless after all.

Jason Mattera | May 07, 2007

Music icon Sheryl Crow just wrapped up her "Stop Global Warming College Tour." And while no Rhode Island school hosted her biodiesel bus, the pop singer's persistence on propagandizing young and malleable minds with greenhouse hype sure did resonate with the leftist faculty at Roger Williams University (RWU).

Robert Novak | May 07, 2007

Lincoln Club members, like many conservative Republicans, had been unimpressed by the existing field of Republican hopefuls and envisioned Thompson as the second coming of Ronald Reagan. They did not get it Friday night.

Michael Barone | May 07, 2007

Sometimes politicians get things upside down. They ignore problems that are plainly staring them in the face, while they focus on dangers that are at best speculative.

Suzanne Fields | May 07, 2007

Both Rudy Giuliani and John McCain are men who respond from the gut with an authenticity in their voices that makes them sound bigger than their vulnerabilities.

Paul Greenberg | May 07, 2007

He no longer looked up when he walked out of the office building into the spring evening. The city lights and leafy trees might as well not have been there. He went straight ahead, gazing neither to the left nor right. He used to dawdle, window-shop, daydream. Now he walked purposefully, as if he knew where he was going.

Donald Lambro | May 07, 2007

Every so often, the Gallup Poll asks Americans what they think should be the government's highest priorities and to rate them in terms of their importance.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | May 07, 2007

I am opposed to this legislation for two reasons.

Dinesh D'Souza | May 07, 2007

Hitchens is an iconoclast, as is indicated by one of his earlier books, a harshly critical biography of Mother Teresa called The Missionary Position.

Burt Prelutsky | May 07, 2007

I never wanted to be the President of the United States. And, quite frankly, I don’t understand why so many other people are anxious to move all their stuff into the White House.

Star Parker | May 07, 2007

With the first debate of the Republican presidential candidates, the second debate of the primary season, now behind us, there's one clear loser. That's the American people.

Mike Adams | May 07, 2007

I have a friend who’s going through a rough time in his marriage. Recently, his wife told him she was moving out and getting an apartment for six months so she could “find herself.”

Sun, May 06, 2007

Hillary's pollster Mark Penn recently claimed that she was leading the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in all states in all the polls. Not so fast, Mark. The latest Rasmussen poll, concluded on April 26, shows Sen. Barack Obama ahead of Sen. Clinton for the first time, albeit by the slim margin of 32-30.

Jonathan Garthwaite | May 06, 2007

Here's what readers were talking about during the week that was -- April 29 - May 5.

Austin Hill | May 06, 2007

Don’t look now, but somebody who wants to be President forgot to take their medicine.

Ed Feulner | May 06, 2007

Big Labor doesn't put it that bluntly, but that's the upshot of the inaccurately named "Employee Free Choice Act," which union leaders are pushing hard before Congress. If the measure becomes law, it would completely change the way workers form a union. Instead of using a private ballot, union leaders could unionize a company by "persuading" a simple majority of employees to sign union cards.

Phil Harris | May 06, 2007

Christians are often confronted with a question that is hard to answer. It is a difficult question, not because it challenges our faith in Jesus Christ; that he sealed a new Covenant with God by taking on the sins of the world, but because of our genuine desire that all should find redemption, and be justified when it is their time to stand before God.

George Will | May 06, 2007

As Barry Bonds continues his gimpy, joyless pursuit of such glory as he is eligible for, consider the odyssey of Mobile's greatest native son.

Kathleen Parker | May 06, 2007

Veteran political columnist David Broder set off a firestorm recently when he called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid an ``embarrassment'' for declaring the Iraq War ``lost.''

Last week, Rahm Emanuel, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, spoke to the Brookings Institution about corruption in government, using most of his 3,600-plus-word speech to harp on the so-called Republican “culture of corruption,” while implying Democrats hold the moral high ground on ethics.

Ken Connor | May 06, 2007

For quite some time in America, frank public discussions about candidates' religious views have been deemed verboten.

Frank Pastore | May 06, 2007

I was an atheist for 27 years. I used to play on that team. I used to pick on religious people too. I knew the arguments to press and those to avoid.

Salena Zito | May 06, 2007

The scramble for political endorsements for the 2008 presidential campaigns may go unnoticed by the average voter. But for candidates seeking them, those public declarations by any current or former elected official are a critically important political coup.

Kevin McCullough | May 06, 2007

The Marxist views of Christopher Hitchens have long been evident. His simple, logical support for a strong response to 9/11 had earned him as bestowed by his fellow leftists the label "necon" which he steadfastly refutes.

Paul Jacob | May 06, 2007

She may be a dizzying dame to some, but to most of us she’s just a reminder of a sorry, sad past best put behind us, not paraded out front.

Robert Bluey | May 06, 2007

When Democrats won control of Congress last November, Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi made a simple promise: “We pledge to make this the most honest, ethical and open Congress in history.”