Sat, May 26, 2007

Doug Giles | May 26, 2007

I had many God-deniers tell me, quite self-righteously I might add, that they lived by a high moral code without the aid of any “opiate” or “crutch” like Jesus or Moses, and they didn’t need some archaic holy book giving them the skinny on how they should live.

On Wednesday, May 24th, we learned the meaning of the word "hypocrisy." The Senate voted 80-14 to approve funding for the next two months in Iraq without any restrictions or mandated withdrawal of troops. Thirty-eight Democrats voted to fund our troops, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). But three of the four Democrats who are running for president -- Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Barack Obama (D-Ill), and Chris Dodd (D-CT) -- all voted with eleven other Senators to deny funding to the war.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 26, 2007

The immigration reform bill recently announced in the U.S. Senate should be titled the Act to Destroy the Republican Party because it pits President George W. Bush against the majority of the Republican Party that elected him.

Rich Tucker | May 26, 2007

Few Americans look forward to going to the doctor or dentist. We usually have to wait an hour or so, thumbing through outdated magazines, for the privilege of being poked and prodded. What could be worse? Well, try not being able to see a doctor or dentist for months.

Fiona Kobusingye | May 26, 2007

The 2007 World Health Assembly is wrapping up and people are commemorating the birthday of Silent Spring author Rachel Carson. Meanwhile, millions of Africans are commemorating still more deaths from a disease that the chemical she vilified could help control.

Phil Harris | May 26, 2007

America is a big pan of water, the heat has been steadily increasing, and just like our green friends, we are heading for a boil. Some of us are sitting in a cooler part of the pan, so the cooking has not become an issue worthy of concern; however, others have noticed that their skin has begun to slough off.

Nathan Tabor | May 26, 2007

With summer coming, your thoughts may be turning to whether you'll need a second mortgage to afford a drive to the beach—or even to the grocery store. But, of course, to the spendaholics in Washington, gasoline costs must really seem like chump change—compared to the federal budget.

Robert Novak | May 26, 2007

Nancy Pelosi staved off the biggest intraparty challenge during her brief tenure as speaker of the House Monday, standing her ground in support of two free-trade treaties during an uproarious meeting of the House Democratic Caucus behind closed doors.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | May 26, 2007

Why would student loan companies want to give these folks sugar highs? Think about it for a second. Student loans are an $85 billion a year business and companies want to get their names on college and university preferred-lender lists.

Fri, May 25, 2007

Fred Thompson | May 25, 2007

I remember when I was a kid; one thing was clear to me. The more I learned about the rest of the world, the luckier I felt just having been born in America.

Michael McBride | May 25, 2007

Politicians don’t make laws, lawmakers do. And sadly we have plethora of politicians and a dearth of lawmakers.

Paul Edwards | May 25, 2007

Watching intently as Larry King interviewed guest after guest on his program the night Jerry Falwell died no man’s words intrigued me more than those of the Rev. Dr. Mel White, the man once hired by Jerry Falwell to write his autobiography. After working with Dr. Falwell on his autobiography Mr. White announced to his family that he was gay. He soon left his wife for his male lover.

Since he left office in 2001, former president Bill Clinton has been paid by InfoUSA, an Omaha, Nebraska company that has been identified as a key provider of specially designed databases that are sold to criminals who use the detailed information to defraud the unsuspecting elderly.

Ed Feulner | May 25, 2007

Americans are famously impatient -- and with good reason. Throughout our country’s existence, we’ve enjoyed steady progress. Indeed, we consider progress to be our birthright. Consequently, we’re almost always in a hurry to move forward.

Jerry Bowyer | May 25, 2007

John Browne is a columnist and editor for the financial section of, which pushes hard on the themes of doom, gloom, and depression (the economic kind). For a long time Browne has been warning readers about the destruction of the dollar and out-of-control inflation.

William F. Buckley | May 25, 2007

The immigration bill is a mess, but how could it be otherwise? Messes are a part of democratic rule.

Rich Galen | May 25, 2007

Nancy Pelosi has had a tough week. She has had to agree to pretty much an unconditional surrender on the Iraq funding bill.

Amanda Carpenter | May 25, 2007

President Bush emerged victorious over the Democrat majority by securing an Iraq spending bill that did not contain a withdrawal date or any tools to enable Congress to micromanage the war as Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) promised their base they would.

Mike Gallagher | May 25, 2007

I never enjoy arguing or disagreeing with fellow conservatives, especially someone as smart and likeable as Hugh Hewitt. I figure I’ve got my hands full enough by sparring with pesky liberals than to find fault with a like-minded colleague.

Jack Kemp | May 25, 2007

To wage a real war on poverty, we should launch a 21st century Marshall Aid Plan in the cities of America to reform education; create job opportunities; and provide access to capital, credit and ownership opportunities for low-income Americans.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 25, 2007

I was seated at a conference table with 31 of the brightest, most analytical and highly principled people I've ever known as we dissected and analyzed various ripple effects of the Senate’s devastating immigration-reform proposal.

Brent Bozell | May 25, 2007

Gwen Stefani is sharing the stage with a rapper named Akon -- a man who is earning the reputation for being decidedly unfriendly with young girls.

Jonah Goldberg | May 25, 2007

For the record, I'm not anti-immigration. Indeed, by the standards of many of my colleagues at National Review, I'm something of a squish on the subject.

David Limbaugh | May 25, 2007

If the concessions promised conservatives never materialize, there's no compromise and no comprehensiveness, just a sophisticated bait-and-switch scam to lure unteachable Republicans -- and possibly the nation -- into suicide.

Mona Charen | May 25, 2007

"Schools for Pregnant Girls, Relic of 1960s New York, Will Close." So announced a front-page headline in The New York Times. Well, if it's a relic, obviously it must be bad, right?

Oliver North | May 25, 2007

Back in the early 1950s, when I was a kid, we called it "Decoration Day." Early in the morning of May 30, the Boy Scouts placed little American flags on the graves of those who had served in wars past.

Pat Buchanan | May 25, 2007

The antiwar Democrats are crying betrayal -- and justifiably so.

Diana West | May 25, 2007

Funny how small 26 percent sounds when it describes, for example, the number of American voters who support the Senate's mass-amnesty, goody-bag bill for illegal aliens.

Charles Krauthammer | May 25, 2007

The immigration compromise now being debated in Congress does improve our criteria for selecting legal immigrants. Unfortunately, its inadequacies in dealing with illegal immigration completely swamp the good done on legal immigration.

Lorie Byrd | May 25, 2007

Earlier this week on the The View, token conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck spoke up so forcefully that Rosie O’Donnell resorted to playing the “big, fat lesbian” victim card. There are more than a few Republicans who should take a lesson from Hasselbeck.

Marvin Olasky | May 25, 2007

Memorial Day is a time to remember soldiers who gave their lives and some non-combatant heroes as well, such as Michael Kelly.

Kathleen Parker | May 25, 2007

If there are 7 million Muslims in the U.S., 30 percent of whom are young, 31 percent of whom do not forswear suicide bombings, then that could mean that as many as 651,000 young Muslim Americans sympathize with radical Islam and terrorism.

Burt Prelutsky | May 25, 2007

There are two jobs I often find myself daydreaming about. One of them is being a radio talk show host. The other is being president of the United States.

Megan Basham | May 25, 2007

Last year, in response to the increasing numbers of women opting out of the workforce, author Linda Hirshman took to the morning shows proclaiming women demean themselves by becoming fulltime mothers. No matter how much love goes into the labor of cleaning the dishes and changing the diapers, it is beneath their dignity, she insisted.

Michael Gerson | May 25, 2007

In 1882, Congress passed and President Chester Arthur signed the Chinese Exclusion Act. Today we don't name laws as bluntly as we used to.

Linda Chavez | May 25, 2007

The status quo -- largely turning a blind eye toward the 12 million illegal aliens who work, pay taxes and keep their noses clean, while stepping up border enforcement and selective internal enforcement -- may not be the worst possible outcome in the current debate on immigration reform. It is the coward's way out of our current dilemma.

Bill Steigerwald | May 25, 2007

Heather Mac Donald, a journalist and fellow at the Manhattan Institute, can count immigration policy among her many areas of expertise. A contributing editor to the think tank's quarterly magazine City Journal and frequent contributor to important places like The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, she also focuses on things like homeland security, policing and "racial" profiling, homelessness, education policy and business improvement districts.

Thu, May 24, 2007

Rich Lowry | May 24, 2007

Battles are so important to history that their names alone -- Vienna, Waterloo, Stalingrad -- can evoke the beginning or end of epochs and empires.

Debra J. Saunders | May 24, 2007

If U.S. senators cannot level with voters about the immigration legislation they are considering, then the measure deserves to fail.

William Rusher | May 24, 2007

In recent years, we have all been introduced to the concept of the "victimless crime."

Betsy Hart | May 24, 2007

The arrival of June means wedding season and that means flowers and elaborate dresses and ... choreographers?

Hugh Hewitt | May 24, 2007

In a series of stunning and timely articles for the San Antonio Express News which ought to earn him and his paper a Pulitzer, reporter Todd Bensman has detailed the conclusions of a many months long investigation into the illegal entry across our southern and northern borders by mena and women from the 43 "countries of interest" in the world known to harbor terrorist networks.

Hugh Hewitt | May 24, 2007

The question is: Is there anything that Brian Ross and ABC News wouldn’t run?

John McCaslin | May 24, 2007

In the words of Angela McGlowan, who was feted Tuesday night at Finemondo Italian restaurant on F Street, the liberal "script" never changes: the Democratic Party is the party of racial freedom and equality.

Peter Wehner | May 24, 2007

John Edwards: "The core of this presidency has been a political doctrine that George Bush calls the 'Global War on Terror.' He has used this doctrine like a sledgehammer to justify the worst abuses and biggest mistakes of his administration... The war on terror is a slogan designed only for politics, not a strategy to make America safe. It's a bumper sticker, not a plan..."

Emmett Tyrrell | May 24, 2007

Former President Jimmy Carter is a clever rascal. The other day, when he esteemed the presidency of George W. Bush "the worst in history," he was naturally intent on bold-faced headlines. He is always covetous of attention.

Thomas Sowell | May 24, 2007

Whose problem is the immigration bill in Congress supposed to solve? The country's problem with dangerously porous borders? The illegal immigrants' problem? Or politicians' problems?

Brent Bozell | May 24, 2007

It wasn't hard to disagree with Jerry Falwell, but these disagreements never reached the point of enmity because I could applaud him for so much more. Yet Falwell had many real enemies, men and women who refused to applaud him for anything during his lifetime, instead reserving their ovations for the news of his death.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 24, 2007

The suicide-murders and roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan sicken Americans. Soon-to-be nuclear Iran seems loonier than nuclear North Korea. American debt keeps piling up in China and Japan. And we think of angry Venezuela, the Middle East and Russia every time we fill up - if we can afford to fill up.

Michael Reagan | May 24, 2007

Once again, the left-leaning mainstream media have egg all over their faces thanks to the voice of my Dad, Ronald Reagan, speaking from his eternal resting place.

Cal Thomas | May 24, 2007

There are consequences to losing a war, or being perceived not to have won. Israel's ability to win wars has been based on its capacity to pound its many enemies into submission whenever they have dared attack.

Suzanne Fields | May 24, 2007

'Tis the season for college graduation speeches, with celebrities major and minor dropping inspirational nuggets to be forgotten with the first sip of celebratory champagne. Do you remember anything said at your commencement, or even who said it?

Matt Towery | May 24, 2007

Too many of the nation's major pollsters seem inclined to push respondents to choose candidates of their liking, even though most people have better things to do than worry about a primary election eight months before it happens.

Donald Lambro | May 24, 2007

The overly complicated immigration-reform bill has landed in the Senate like a live grenade. One side wants to defuse it and send it safely to the House. The other hopes it will explode, ending what they see as virtual amnesty for illegal aliens.

Matt Barber | May 24, 2007

The recent media tempest surrounding the passing of Reverend Jerry Falwell has blown away the mask of sublime compassion and tolerance worn by members of the mainstream left. Sadly – pitifully, really – the collective face exposed beneath the altruistic facade is one marred by ugliness and hatred – scarred by latent self-loathing.

Robert Novak | May 24, 2007

The senators' specific sin was collaborating with the liberal lion of the Senate, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. But behind the catcalls was Republican rage over undocumented foreigners, a sentiment GOP lawmakers must either appease or risk dire consequences.

Alan Reynolds | May 24, 2007

Rational discussion of the Senate immigration bill is being stifled and befuddled by a few misused words and phrases that generate irrational anger and very little understanding.

William Rusher | May 24, 2007

The "compromise" immigration bill now before the Senate is a complicated piece of work, and nobody is happy with all of it. It may well fail to pass, at least when it reaches the House of Representatives. But it raises the whole question of what to do about illegal aliens in its starkest form, and studying it carefully is the beginning of wisdom on this difficult subject.

George Will | May 24, 2007

Compromise is incessantly praised, and has produced the proposed immigration legislation. But compromise is the mother of complexity, which, regarding immigration, virtually guarantees -- as the public understands -- weak enforcement and noncompliance.

Larry Elder | May 24, 2007

Many people write to me and ask about happiness -- why they don't have it, what they can do to get it.

Ken Blackwell | May 24, 2007

Crucial presidential debates are coming soon. They can be a subtle problem, especially when it comes to evolution. Often reporters ask questions that are designed to do irreparable harm to conservative candidates. That was exactly the intent of the evolution question in the first GOP candidate forum on MSNBC on May 3.

John Hawkins | May 24, 2007

The amnesty bill in the Senate looks as if it's going to be around a thousand pages, so there are sure to be dozens of serious problems with it that either haven't been discovered or widely publicized yet. Then, once the amendment process gets started, a whole new host of issues will be created. But in the interim, here are 5 huge problems with the bill that should lead conservatives to oppose it.

Cliff May | May 24, 2007

Why aren’t more moderate Muslims protesting against Islamism? Actually, hundreds of thousands have been doing exactly that -- marching in the streets of Turkey’s major cities to insist on strict separation of mosque and state.

Wed, May 23, 2007

The Republican Party would be self-destructive (not for the first time, either) if they did not let the immigration compromise negotiated by Sens. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) pass and become law. The hopes of the entire Latino community are pinned to immigration reform and, if the GOP is seen as blocking it, the consequences for the indefinite future will be horrific.

Ann Coulter | May 23, 2007

Apparently, my position on immigration is that we must deport all 12 million illegal aliens immediately, inasmuch as this is billed as the only alternative to immediate amnesty.

Rich Galen | May 23, 2007

Flinching in the face of a veto threat, Democratic congressional leaders neared agreement with the Bush administration Tuesday on legislation to pay for the Iraq war without setting a timeline for troop withdrawal. [Emphasis Mine]

John McCaslin | May 23, 2007

"'Do justice, God sees you.' So were the words of the first famous Giuliani, a saint in the Roman Catholic Church ... born in Urbino, Italy, in 1660," notes Mrs. Brown, who points out that the saint's guidance appears to have had little impact on today's most famous Giuliani -- former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president.

Mel Martinez | May 23, 2007

RNC General Chairman Senator Mel Martinez addresses the annual State Chairmen's Meeting.

Tom DeLay | May 23, 2007

There is almost never much benefit for individual members of Congress -- especially backbenchers -- to endorse early on in the nomination process.

Thomas Sowell | May 23, 2007

Every aspect of the current immigration bill, and of the arguments made for it, has Fraud written all over it.

Michelle Malkin | May 23, 2007

A few fringe jihadists here, a few fringe jihadists there, and soon you're talking about bloody real numbers.

John Stossel | May 23, 2007

No doubt about it, if there were a Miss Energy Pageant, Miss Ethanol would win hands down. Everyone loves ethanol.

Walter E. Williams | May 23, 2007

What should our response be if terrorists set off a nuclear explosion, or some other weapon of mass destruction, in one of our cities? I put this question to Professor Victor Hanson, senior research fellow at Stanford University's prestigious Hoover Institution, who spoke on the Iraq war at the Wynnewood Institute lecture series.

Jonah Goldberg | May 23, 2007

Here's more reason to love democracy: In the Soviet Union, you had to be thrown into internal exile before you could be rehabilitated. In Red China, you were paraded around town with a dunce cap on your head. But to be redeemed in Washington, all you need to do is say no to Alberto Gonzales.

Tony Blankley | May 23, 2007

Admittedly, as Emerson instructs, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."

Michael Medved | May 23, 2007

A misleading recent headline in the New York Times demonstrated the way that the left abuses the language to cement its continued control of our public discourse.

Ben Shapiro | May 23, 2007

On May 11, in Franconia, New Hampshire, 48-year-old police Cpl. Bruce McKay pulled over a 24-year-old, longhaired ne'er-do-well named Liko Kenney for speeding.

Terry Jeffrey | May 23, 2007

In the initial debate over the Bush-Kennedy immigration deal, attention has focused on how this complex bill will impact immigration-law-breaking workers -- the supply side of the unskilled labor market.

Austin Bay | May 23, 2007

"You are damned if you are heavy, and damned if you are light -- both cause problems."

Paul Greenberg | May 23, 2007

Any American wondering what this year's presidential election in France can teach us need only recall this country's back in 1980. That was the last year of the steady demoralization of American politics known as the Carter administration. It was the year the American electorate finally had had enough, and made a U-turn. In the right direction.

Kathleen Parker | May 23, 2007

Globalization seems like a nice idea -- if it didn't make people insane.

Ashley Herzog | May 23, 2007

Women and men are really the same, they say, so why shouldn’t a woman “have sex like a man”? College women are slowly starting to realize that it’s all a lie.

Michael Gerson | May 23, 2007

Rudy Giuliani is understandably the Republican front-runner. And not just because of the fading echoes of Sept. 11, 2001. Giuliani is a crucial figure in the conservative movement.

Jacob Sullum | May 23, 2007

Two decades ago, in the midst of a drug-induced panic, Congress created draconian sentences for crack cocaine offenses.

Tue, May 22, 2007

Amanda Carpenter | May 22, 2007

Tuesday night House Democrats refused to reprimand Rep. John Murtha (D.-Pa.) for threatening a Republican colleague in a manner that violates newly installed, Democrat-crafted ethics rules.

William F. Buckley | May 22, 2007

I return from one week's leave from my column, grateful for my old roost and in the mood to repay a favor by granting one, or attempting to do so. You must have the narrative of what happened one day last week.

Maggie Gallagher | May 22, 2007

Must a GOP presidential candidate be pro-life to win the party's nomination?

Caroline Glick | May 22, 2007

The Olmert-Livni-Peretz government is incapable of learning. This is the only possible explanation for its handling of the Palestinian assault on southern Israel which has seen some 200 rockets and missiles fall on Sderot, southern Ashkelon and the surrounding areas in the past week alone.

Amanda Carpenter | May 22, 2007

With only a “working draft” on hand, the Democrat Leadership opened debate Monday on the new immigration bill – a bill no one has seen a final version of.

Cal Thomas | May 22, 2007

I wish I could believe the president and those senators who claim their agreement on immigration legislation will "fix" the problems of open borders and illegal aliens.

Bruce Bartlett | May 22, 2007

As someone who has been highly critical of George W. Bush’s repeated violations of conservative principles for some years, last week brought some vindication. His endorsement of an immigration reform bill that is widely viewed as offering de facto amnesty for illegal aliens seems to have finally gotten to many of those who have defended him down the line and attacked people like me as conservative turncoats.

Paul Weyrich | May 22, 2007

I said I believed that the Soviet Union was falling apart and soon there would be no Soviet Union. That was not well received by much of the establishment in attendance. I was roundly criticized.

David Limbaugh | May 22, 2007

The almost-stealth immigration bill light-speeding its way through Congress represents all that is wrong with politics and an elitist political class that is too far removed from its constituencies.

Thomas Sowell | May 22, 2007

Nothing is more common than political "solutions" to immediate problems which create much bigger problems down the road. The current immigration bill in the Senate is a classic example.

Bill Murchison | May 22, 2007

Giving way to such a temptation would amount to putting Bush and Blair on the same level as Jimmy Carter. No way. When it comes to incompetence, Carter stands splendidly alone among modern presidents.

Dennis Prager | May 22, 2007

Few political or social positions in and of themselves should disqualify a person from being a candidate for president.

Kathryn Lopez | May 22, 2007

Immigration should be an inspirational topic about "huddled masses yearning to breathe free." But in 2007, it's not: It's a contentious, unserious, dangerous topic.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | May 22, 2007

When teenagers start shopping for colleges, the price is often not something they dwell upon.

Mon, May 21, 2007

Fred Thompson | May 21, 2007

I'm never particularly surprised when the United Nations seems to oppose human freedom rather than promote it. At least a third of its member nations aren't democratic themselves. Many that claim to be, are only barely so.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 21, 2007

Borrowing the famous words of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away," we can now see that old treaties never die, they can be resurrected years or even decades after taking what we thought was a knockout punch.

John Fund | May 21, 2007

It's understandable that the White House and its Senate negotiating partners want to rush through the compromise immigration bill they agreed to Thursday. Supporters acknowledge that the delicately balanced legislation could collapse if a single destructive amendment is attached to it. Its sponsors admit they want to minimize the political debate. "We all know this issue can be caught up in extracurricular politics unless we move forward as quickly as possible," says Sen. John McCain , a key architect of the bill.

Rich Lowry | May 21, 2007

Ordinary Cubans experience the wasteland of the real system. Even aspirin and Pepto-Bismol can be rare and there's a black market for them. According to a report in the Canadian newspaper the National Post: "Hospitals are falling apart, surgeons lack basic supplies and must reuse latex gloves. Patients must buy their sutures on the black market and provide bed sheets and food for extended hospital stays."

Dinesh D'Souza | May 21, 2007

In winning the Templeton Prize for religion, philosopher Charles Taylor is not only $1.5 million richer, but he also joins an august company of scholars and world leaders, including physicist Freeman Dyson, author Alexander Solzhenitsyn, evangelist Billy Graham, and Mother Teresa.

Rich Galen | May 21, 2007

Sunday was Joe Banker's last day on the job minding the press parking lot at RFK. When you drive in he checks your press pass, trades pleasantries, waves you through. He sits on one of those motorized scooters. His has an American flag flying from one corner and an POW/MIA flag flying from the other.

Steve Chapman | May 21, 2007

Growing older has many drawbacks and one unalloyed pleasure: passing judgment on the younger generation. Lately, people have been scrutinizing the members of Generation Y and finding them deficient.

Austin Hill | May 21, 2007

President Jimmy Carter needs to be chastised by his fellow Democrats. And that needs to happen fast.

Star Parker | May 21, 2007

The Rev. Jerry Falwell's passing seems to have traumatized the mainstream liberal press. Absent in its coverage of the event is even the normal pretense of objectivity.

Michael Barone | May 21, 2007

I confess that I haven't read the text of the compromise immigration bill agreed to by Sens. Edward Kennedy and Jon Kyl, and I request the right to, in congressional language, revise and extend my remarks.

Suzanne Fields | May 21, 2007

The feminists got one thing right. The personal is political. The phrase is stretched out of shape to cover a multitude of occasions, but as a rock-bottom truth it holds up. Just not the way it was originally intended.

Paul Greenberg | May 21, 2007

It's a far piece to go for dinner. That's what William Faulkner is supposed to have said when he declined an invitation to a White House gala in honor of the country's Nobel laureates. What a glittering occasion that must have been. The host, John F. Kennedy, called it the greatest gathering of American intellects since Thomas Jefferson had dined there alone.

Donald Lambro | May 21, 2007

Public perceptions are everything in congressional politics, and what the voters are seeing is a Congress more interested in holding politicized hearings aimed at grilling administration officials in an effort to embarrass the White House and ambush Bush's senior advisers.

Wynton Hall | May 21, 2007

In their new book, Landmark Speeches of the American Conservative Movement, Wynton Hall and Peter Schweizer, research fellows at the Hoover Institution, have compiled thirteen speeches from prominent conservative figures to capture the modern American conservative movement.

Jon Sanders | May 21, 2007

Sen. Hillary Clinton announced on her campaign web site that she is seeking an official campaign theme song.

Robert Novak | May 21, 2007

In routine party-line votes last week, both houses of Congress completed action on a Democratic-crafted budget containing the biggest tax increase in U.S. history.

Burt Prelutsky | May 21, 2007

In the old days, a rhetorical question that was popular in certain circles was whether you’d buy a used car from Richard Nixon.

Mike Adams | May 21, 2007

Once an individual realizes he is stuck here on earth and will not be raptured away from all of his troubles, he can begin to read the Bible the way it was intended to be read.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | May 21, 2007

I encourage all African Americans to voice our fervent opposition to the “Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007” (HR1592 in the Congress and S1105 in the Senate). This bill could greatly affect our religious liberty.

Jennifer Roback Morse | May 21, 2007

My Fellow Americans, By the time I am sworn in as President, the current Congress will have passed “comprehensive immigration reform, ” because the elites of America have decided that’s what we need. But the ordinary citizens of the United States want and deserve the rule of law.

Bill Steigerwald | May 21, 2007

Paul has been the best thing about the GOP’s otherwise ideologically predictable TV debates so far -- mainly because Paul is the only one on stage who truly believes in individual liberty and actually believes everything he says.

Sun, May 20, 2007

Jonathan Garthwaite | May 20, 2007

Rudy, Romney, Abortion, Squishy Republicans, and Jerry Falwell -- That's what readers were talking about during the week of May 13-19, 2007

Mary Katharine Ham | May 20, 2007

Tinky Winky, the purple Teletubby, smiled and waved to the site’s celeb-salivating readers under a headline that read, “Jerry Falwell: 1933-2007.” The Baptist preacher and political activist had died in the early afternoon after being found unconscious in his office at Liberty University.

Ken Connor | May 20, 2007

Too often, modern political campaigns focus on a candidate's ability to spin words into quick soundbites rather than whether the candidate has a consistent and meaningful worldview.

Salena Zito | May 20, 2007

On the day of the first Southern-state Republican debate on the Fox News Channel, one undeclared GOP candidate performed a media leapfrog.

Austin Hill | May 20, 2007

Did Melinda Doolittle deserve to get booted in the semi-finals? And do you think Jordin Sparks can win it all?

Mary Grabar | May 20, 2007

When I entered the master’s program in English at Georgia State University in the early 1990s I had not read Tenured Radicals by Roger Kimball and so was taken aback by the snarling, vituperation, and the seething contempt most professors felt for the authors I eagerly looked forward to studying.

Robert Knight | May 20, 2007

In many of his talks to Liberty University students, the Rev. Jerry Falwell emphasized the importance of “finishing well.”

Frank Pastore | May 20, 2007

Slavery was once both legal and immoral, much as abortion is today. The Dred Scott decision was overturned because it was both bad jurisprudence and immoral—just like Roe v. Wade.

George Will | May 20, 2007

Arson is a form of commentary favored by the French left, so at least 1,000 vehicles were torched by disappointed supporters of the Socialist presidential candidate Segolene Royal after she was defeated 53-47 by Nicolas Sarkozy. Last spring, rioting was the left's economic argument when the government proposed, then retreated from, legislation that would have made it somewhat easier for businesses to fire younger workers in the first two years of employment.

Robert Bluey | May 20, 2007

The world’s greatest deliberative body, the U.S. Senate, is expected to move with blazing speed this week to vote on a massive immigration reform bill that grants amnesty to 12 million illegal aliens. It doesn’t matter that no bill even existed prior to Friday or that senators were given little time to read the 1,000-page tome. Like it or not, America is about to be saddled with Sen. Ted Kennedy’s solution for immigration reform.

Carl Horowitz | May 20, 2007

Enforceable property rights are the basis of any functioning market economy. Manufacturers and sellers, whether of appliances, books, clothing, software, films or prescription drugs, must have confidence that their merchandise won't be stolen outright or subject to unauthorized copying. The latter possibility is the reason for patent and copyright laws.

Paul Jacob | May 20, 2007

Ah, springtime and the crack of the bat . . . now enforced in New York City. No pings of aluminum. Only true wood will do.

Kevin McCullough | May 20, 2007

Only weeks ago I pointed out that Barack Obama’s pastor Dr. Jeremiah Wright would prefer to blame white people for everything as opposed to preaching the biblical doctrine of human depravity. In response an e-mailer went so far as to irrationally threaten attempted blackmail to silence me for pointing out... ...the truth.