Sun, Jun 03, 2007

Steve Chapman | June 03, 2007

It would be nice if we could lay down lines on a map and expect people to stay on one side or the other. But when forces bigger than geography are at work, the decrees of nations often prove useless.

Sat, Jun 02, 2007

John Andrews | June 02, 2007

Global war or global warming: which concerns you more? The question sharply divides Americans, a split that makes me fear for my country. The freest, strongest, most innovative and prosperous nation in history ought to know better.

On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton was challenged by the press about the Clinton family’s acceptance of more than $900,000 in free private travel from Infousa, a company linked to scamming the elderly.

Craig Shirley | June 02, 2007

In his now infamous “Malaise” speech in 1979, Jimmy Carter demonstrated a fundamental misunderstanding of his country and his countrymen. It was the tipping point for his presidency. Last week, President Bush had his own malaise moment.

Pat Buchanan | June 02, 2007

It would appear to be time again for a little rebellion in the Grand Old Party -- this time against George II.

Suzanne Fields | June 02, 2007

Freedom of speech is our most important right, forcing us to bounce ideas around in the sunlight. Most important of all, free speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution is what makes everything possible.

Roy Innis | June 02, 2007

Activists perpetuate poverty, in the name of protecting the environment. These enemies of the poor say they are “stakeholders,” who want to “preserve” indigenous people and villages. They never consider what the real stakeholders want – the people who actually live in these impoverished communities and must live with the consequences of harmful campaigns that are being waged all over the world – from Europe to Africa, Latin America, Asia and the United States.

Nathan Tabor | June 02, 2007

The right to free speech is one of the most convoluted issues of our day. On one hand, liberals insist that every obscenity and pornographic display needs to be protected under the sacred mantle of free speech. Yet, on the other hand, they want to turn criticism of same sex marriage into a crime and public prayer into a cause for condemnation.

Robert Novak | June 02, 2007

Supporters of Rudy Giuliani for president are changing New Jersey's longtime proportional representation rules for allocating national convention delegates to winner-take-all, seeking a coup to give the former New York City mayor the lion's share of the state's 52 votes.

Jon Sanders | June 02, 2007

Remember the children's song about the old lady who swallowed a fly? We don't know why she swallowed the fly, but the poor woman begins consuming more and more to address the fear that she'll die for swallowing the fly.

Doug Giles | June 02, 2007

I get two things out of the nihilistic existence of the atheists: 1) astonishment and 2) a more rational faith. I’d like to thank you, my anti-God buddies, for both.

Fri, Jun 01, 2007

William F. Buckley | June 01, 2007

While it is true that no historical event exactly replicates another, it is certainly the case that what happened in Vietnam in 1972-1975 bears very closely on the current situation in Iraq.

David Limbaugh | June 01, 2007

I believe the president should hesitate before assuming the worst of motives in the very people who have tirelessly defended him, particularly on the war, against the people who are now his best friends on this abominable immigration bill.

Michael Franc | June 01, 2007

The debate over the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill has forced lawmakers to grapple with another contentious issue, namely: What exactly are the fiscal consequences of granting citizenship to the 12 to 15 million illegal immigrants living within our borders and the millions more who yearn to settle here?

Paul Edwards | June 01, 2007

I’m a bit confused. Just a few weeks ago James Dobson, a leading voice among social conservatives, published a widely distributed op-ed in which he clearly stated his objections to a Giuliani candidacy: “I cannot, and will not, vote for Rudy Giuliani for president in 2008,” wrote Dr. Dobson. “It is an irrevocable decision.”

Rich Tucker | June 01, 2007

Sometimes, it’s the little things that get you thinking. This Memorial Day, our family went to the annual parade in the liberal enclave of Falls Church, Va. This parade had plenty of motorcycles, entertainers, even the Shriners in their little cars. What it lacked was patriotism.

Rich Galen | June 01, 2007

The scariest lead paragraph of the week came from a front pager in the Washington Post by Spencer Hsu:

John McCaslin | June 01, 2007

Readers inundated us with mail after a profile appeared in this column on Rep. Adam Smith, Washington Democrat, who, while debating continued funding of the Iraq war, went so far as to say that George Washington "retreated a fair amount, actually."

Lorie Byrd | June 01, 2007

Remarkably there appear to be a growing number of people having trouble identifying who the “real terrorists” are. Here is a hint to help them.

Brent Bozell | June 01, 2007

The Wall Street Journal recently put together an e-mail debate on the subject of whether the FCC should regulate violence on television.

Jonah Goldberg | June 01, 2007

Here are just a few little-known facts about Fred Thompson...Every night before going to sleep, Osama bin Laden checks under his bed for Fred Thompson.

Mona Charen | June 01, 2007

From his convalescent bed, Fidel Castro has summoned the energy to spit in George W. Bush's direction, decrying U.S. military expenditures and -- is he not tuned in to bien-pensant fashion? -- flagellating the president for resisting a German proposal on global warming.

Oliver North | June 01, 2007

Shortly before we arrived here, the Republic of Korea launched its first Aegis-class destroyer, the King Sejong. A few hours after we landed in this booming metropolis, the North Korean People's Army "test-fired" several Silkworm anti-shipping missiles into the East Sea between North Korea and Japan. Neither event is related to our FOX News "War Stories" team being here to shoot a Korean War documentary, but surely both "launches" are connected.

Diana West | June 01, 2007

"If I were a Muslim, I'd probably be a jihadist. The thing that drives these guys -- a sense of adventure, wanting to be part of the moment, wanting to be in the big movement of history that's happening now -- that's the same thing that drives me, you know?"

Paul Greenberg | June 01, 2007

Here in Arkansas, where it everybody's either blood kin or a kissin' cousin, or at least went to the same school or comes from the same little town, there's no use trying to pretend we're something we're not. Small states, like small towns, are like that. There's no hiding on a small stage. Everybody's distinctive.

Steve Chapman | June 01, 2007

Jimmy Carter has backtracked from his comment suggesting that George W. Bush is the worst president in history, and let's hope his gesture soothes relations between the two. Because if there is a place in the next world where unsuccessful presidents go to pay for their sins, Carter and Bush will be sharing a cell for a long, long time.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 01, 2007

White males in particular, especially if they’re fathers, are routinely portrayed as lazy dolts in the mass media. I’m a wife and mother of two teenage sons who are being raised in an anti-male media culture -- a culture that far too often spews the mantra of radical feminism. The guys in my life are good, decent men. It makes me sick each time “their kind” is attacked in commercials, television shows, print ads -- you name it.

Alan Reynolds | June 01, 2007

It suddenly became clear that Hillary Clinton and her advisors intend to run a negative presidential campaign -- not negative about other candidates, but about the U.S. economy.

Burt Prelutsky | June 01, 2007

The only two groups of people in America who actually get to decide how much money they’ll be paid are politicians and CEOs. As a result, all of them are paid far, far more than they deserve. It could honestly be said of politicians that anything over the minimum wage is excessive.

Charles Krauthammer | June 01, 2007

Beware legislative behemoths. Beware "comprehensive immigration reform." Any bill that is 380 pages long is bound to have nooks and crannies reflecting private deals, quiet paybacks and ad hoc arrangements that you often don't learn about until it's too late.

William Perry Pendley | June 01, 2007

Richard and Shauna Kidman operate RD’s Drive In and Exxon in Page, Arizona, and have for more than three decades. In 2000, much to their horror, they discovered that some of their employees, most of whom are Navajo from the nearby Navajo Nation, were sexually harassing fellow employees in the Navajo language. It was not just the female employees who objected to what was being said in the kitchen; many of the Kidmans’ customers had heard that offensive language as well and had stopped patronizing the restaurant.

David Strom | June 01, 2007

Economic debates are dominated by stupid misconceptions, so it is difficult to pick one as the most pernicious of them all. But if anyone is up to this difficult task, it must be me.

Amanda Carpenter | June 01, 2007

You may have read about the $146,866 jet trip a prominent CEO bankrolled for the Clintons to vacation in Acapulco but that vacation is just the tip of the iceberg in a tangled web between the Clintons, shady business deals and campaign cash.

Fred Thompson | June 01, 2007

Well, he's done it. Hugo Chavez was already systematically silencing criticism of his autocratic rule through threats and intimidation.

Mike Gallagher | June 01, 2007

I’m about to put in writing four of the most dreaded words I’ve ever said out loud in my life.

Cliff May | June 01, 2007

To those who see the world through a partisan prism, last week’s congressional vote to continue funding American troops in Iraq looks like a loss for Democrats.

John Hawkins | June 01, 2007

The amnesty bill in the Senate is undoubtedly one of the worst, most destructive pieces of legislation to come down the pike in the last half century...

Michael Gerson | June 01, 2007

Warning: The following contains the use of the word "penis" by a conservative columnist.

Bill Steigerwald | June 01, 2007

Fellow gas-guzzlers, rejoice. ExxonMobil -- the world's best-run, most underappreciated and most foolishly hated energy company -- did exactly the right thing last week at its annual shareholders meeting in Dallas.

Thu, May 31, 2007

Rich Lowry | May 31, 2007

Hillary Clinton has identified a grievous flaw in the contemporary American economy: It leaves "it all up to the individual." This hateful individualism is allegedly driving income inequality and destroying the American Dream.

Craig Steiner | May 31, 2007

When it comes to dealing with the illegal immigration issue, President Bush and his administration are their own worst enemies. On other issues, the president is sugar and spice when it comes to Democrat opponents. But when it comes to rule-of-law conservative opposition to his “amnesty” proposal, the preferred method of operation is akin to thwacking the hornet’s nest with a stick.

Betsy Hart | May 31, 2007

For this year's college graduates the commencement speeches may be over but typically the enslavement to debt has just begun. New grads and their parents are being strapped by staggering debt, sometimes owing six figures or more for a bachelor's degree. Listen to any parent of even young children, and you'll find the term "college" and "panic" often used in the same sentence.

Hugh Hewitt | May 31, 2007

From the perspective of a columnist and talk show host, the entry of Fred Thompson into the race is a great day.

National surveys of the presidential races in each party have remained relatively consistent since early in the year. As soon as Giuliani announced his candidacy, he jumped out to a big lead in the Republican primary, an advantage he still enjoys, although recent signs indicate a possible tightening of the contest. John McCain continues to run second, with Mitt Romney mired in a distant third place. Surveys that include Newt Gingrich or Fred Thompson usually have either or both lagging behind McCain but ahead of Romney.

Brent Bozell | May 31, 2007

Al Gore's new book, "The Assault on Reason," has definitively established one fact: Al Gore is still the sorest loser in American politics.

Larry Elder | May 31, 2007

What to do about -- choose the adjective -- "spiraling," "skyrocketing," "out-of-control" gas prices?

Michael Reagan | May 31, 2007

There’s a little bit of the “gimmie” mentality in all of us, and it’s that unattractive part of our psyche that demagogic politicians take aim at when trying to win our support.

Cal Thomas | May 31, 2007

Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has unveiled her economic vision. Should she be given the power to implement it, we can say goodbye to the prosperity and opportunity we have enjoyed since the Reagan years.

Suzanne Fields | May 31, 2007

She's creating an interactive website for teaching civics. Remember civics? Civics was where the "products of the last century" learned how their government was supposed to work, and were taught the responsibilities and obligations of an informed citizen. But fashions change, and "social studies" became a catchall class to teach history, sociology and government, and rarely well.

Debra J. Saunders | May 31, 2007

Acting -- and not necessarily skilled acting -- seems to have become the training ground for Republican politicians with high ambition.

Terry Jeffrey | May 31, 2007

"By September, when Gen. Petraeus is to make his report, I think most people in Congress believe, unless something extraordinary occurs, that we should be on a move to draw that surge number down," the senator said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

Matt Towery | May 31, 2007

A recent survey we conducted for a private group revealed that most Americans believe in an "Ellis Island" approach as a realistic way to deal with illegal aliens living in the United States. Policymakers might want to listen up.

Donald Lambro | May 31, 2007

The administration's latest policy changes toward the Iraq war signal a gradual repositioning in anticipation of a shift in strategy by 2008. Some of President Bush's zigs and zags in the past year, as he fought the Democrats' efforts to tie a troop-pullout deadline to the war-funding bill, have led him to accept some of the Iraq Study Group's proposals.

La Shawn Barber | May 31, 2007

The battle between blacks and Hispanics for preferred minority group status is only beginning. But blacks don’t need to look to pencil-pushing politicians to “lead” them on this issue. All that is required is common sense and the will to demand that elected officials support immigration law enforcement and oppose any bill that grants the blessing of American citizenship on people who have no regard for this country’s laws.

Paul Weyrich | May 31, 2007

One question has always eluded me as I have examined public policy questions these past four decades. That is why when propositions are presented to the public so many people are outraged yet the legislators who approve them have absolutely no clue.

Robert Novak | May 31, 2007

Fred Thompson sat at the end of a long table in The Monocle restaurant on Capitol Hill Tuesday night for dinner with some 20 fellow conservatives, mostly journalists. He sent two signals.

George Will | May 31, 2007

Conservatism's recovery of its intellectual equilibrium requires a confident explanation of why America has two parties and why the conservative one is preferable. Today's political argument involves perennial themes that give it more seriousness than many participants understand. The argument, like Western political philosophy generally, is about the meaning of, and the proper adjustment of the tension between, two important political goals -- freedom and equality.

Ken Blackwell | May 31, 2007

The merciless monsters who constitute Al Qaeda and its terrorist movement are equal opportunity killers. They will use anyone — man, woman, pregnant mother, child — in acts of suicide to kill anyone.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 31, 2007

In a fine new book, "Land of Lincoln," my friend, Andy Ferguson, describes how the eponym of my library has been reinterpreted through the years, usually through evolving contemporary values.

Mike Adams | May 31, 2007

Those who read my column regularly will remember a run-in I had in March of this year with our student newspaper, The Seahawk.

Marvin Olasky | May 31, 2007

Now that we're in commencement season, you may have seen reports of the political tilt at many universities, where Republicans exist as a fringe group and an unusual two-party system -- liberal or radical -- reigns.

Wed, May 30, 2007

Fred Thompson | May 30, 2007

Let me ask you a hypothetical question. What do you think America would do if Canadian soldiers were firing dozens of missiles every day into Buffalo, N.Y.?

Ann Coulter | May 30, 2007

Americans -- at least really stupid Americans like George Bush -- believe the natural state of the world is to have individual self-determination, human rights, the rule of law and a robust democratic economy. On this view, most of the existing world and almost all of world history is a freakish aberration.

Amanda Carpenter | May 30, 2007

Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson (R.)set the strongest signal of his intentions to date when he told potential donors on a conference call yesterday afternoon that he will formally announce his decision to run for President over the Fourth of July weekend and could file papers to start raising money as soon as June 4.

John McCaslin | May 30, 2007

Watergate figure and syndicated radio talk-show host G. Gordon Liddy owns four motorcycles, all nice ones. But he told Inside the Beltway yesterday that two of his most prized choppers have to be sold.

Rich Galen | May 30, 2007

Two new books about Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton are to be released next week - timed to coincide with the Democratic candidates' debate in New Hampshire.

Roger Schlesinger | May 30, 2007

So many people think a couple of calls, a quick look on the Internet and a word or two from their brother-in-law and they have figured out who has the great rates.

Michelle Malkin | May 30, 2007

The United States government is on the verge of approving a mass amnesty to millions of illegal aliens -- a plan pushed aggressively by meddling Mexican officials who reap billions of dollars in remittances (illegal aliens' earnings sent back to Mexico) without having to lift a finger to clean up their own country. And the thanks we get? Internationally televised public humiliation.

John Stossel | May 30, 2007

Some people hate me because I defend free markets. Once someone accosted me on a New York City street and said, "I hope you die soon."

Walter E. Williams | May 30, 2007

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is charged with ensuring that only safe and effective drugs are marketed. Such a task is highly complex and fraught with difficulties. Consumers, the ostensible beneficiaries, should examine and question the incentive structure that FDA officials face.

Jonah Goldberg | May 30, 2007

There's a little hustler in every politician. But sometimes there's a little politician in a hustler. Such is the case with John Edwards.

David Limbaugh | May 30, 2007

Whether or not blind faith in man-made, catastrophic global warming has become a new religion, many of its adherents, ironically, embrace it with the same type of unquestioning zeal they sloppily attribute to and summarily condemn in Christians.

Ben Shapiro | May 30, 2007

According to the global left, the evidence is in: The earth is warming, and it's all your fault. Don't blame the sun. The giant ball of fiery gas responsible for all climate change over the past few million years isn't the problem. It's you.

Austin Bay | May 30, 2007

In war, the simple is difficult. Given the Internet and the glare of 24-7 news cameras, no war is more complex than contemporary irregular warfare.

Paul Greenberg | May 30, 2007

It's been quite a journey for Jimmy Carter - pretty much downhill ever since he took the oath of office. By now he's got to say something particularly outrageous just to be called irrelevant.

Jacob Sullum | May 30, 2007

Rep. John Murtha called the Lobbying Transparency Act "total crap." Then the Pennsylvania Democrat voted for it, along with 381 of his colleagues, many of them equally afraid of appearing to oppose transparency.

Jack Kemp | May 30, 2007

Mario Cuomo of New York electrified the 1984 Democratic Convention with his tale of America as two cities, one rich and one poor, almost permanently divided into two classes. Today John Edwards is running for president on this same platform and using the same metaphor.

Paul Weyrich | May 30, 2007

No bad idea is ever completely defeated in this country, perhaps in other nations as well. I have seen bad ideas surface again and again in this country.

Thomas Sowell | May 30, 2007

With gasoline prices rising, political rhetoric is rising even faster. Liberals in Congress and in the media have launched a war of words, whose net result may well be a demand for some form of price control.

Michael Medved | May 30, 2007

Mitt Romney’s increasingly credible Presidential campaign raises urgent but uncomfortable questions about his Mormon faith. Does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints constitute a benevolent, mainstream religion or a dangerous cult with a deranged and bloody past?

Michael Gerson | May 30, 2007

The greeting given to visitors at the presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan, is an exercise in intimidation. You pass guards in white uniforms with AK-47s, walk under a pair of enormous elephant tusks, then file past a machine gun emplacement.

Tue, May 29, 2007

William F. Buckley | May 29, 2007

The congressional initiative to take coal and transform it into a liquid that serves to replace various fuels is going to have a hard time.

Maggie Gallagher | May 29, 2007

If you want to know why the immigration bill makes people so mad, just listen to the Bush administration defend it:

Rich Lowry | May 29, 2007

Americans have arrived at an answer to high gas prices and concerns about global warming -- buy more cars. According to a report in The New York Times, households with a small, gas-efficient car own, on average, almost three cars.

Bill Murchison | May 29, 2007

John Wayne's 100th birthday, just before Memorial Day, invited a bit of reflection. I acknowledge a seeming discontinuity here: reflection; John Wayne. The Duke wasn't about reflection, was he? He was about action. Wasn't he?

Pat Buchanan | May 29, 2007

Has Congress given George Bush a green light to attack Iran? For he is surely behaving as though it is his call alone. And evidence is mounting that we are on a collision course for war.

Kathryn Lopez | May 29, 2007

What's so bad about Planned Parenthood? It's a question Americans must wonder about as they see pro-lifers protesting or praying outside clinics. And it deserves an answer because it gets to the heart of some key and contentious questions we face as a society, one that is ever creeping toward a brave new world (in many respects already living in it) as biotechnological choices propagate.

Bruce Bartlett | May 29, 2007

As some readers of this column may know, the first "real" job I ever had was working for Congressman Ron Paul back in 1976. I went to visit him a few months ago and was pleased to see that he had not changed much at all since the days when I was a legislative assistant on his congressional staff.

Amanda Carpenter | May 29, 2007

On the heels of Hillary Clinton’s speech on universal health care last week, Barack Obama promised he would provide health insurance to every American by the end of his first term as President today. Like Hillary, Obama supports seizing the Bush tax cuts to pay for his plan and forcing insurance providers to enroll high-risk clients.

Roger Schlesinger | May 29, 2007

Too many of us believe that if we can't have what we want and need, it's better to get nothing at all. Not true.

Cal Thomas | May 29, 2007

Before Congress adjourned last week on another of its lengthy holidays, Speaker Nancy Pelosi repeated a phrase she has previously used about the war in Iraq. She again referred to it as "the Bush policy of unending war in Iraq."

Frank Gaffney | May 29, 2007

Last Wednesday, the Oregon Public Broadcasting Service announced that it had reached an agreement with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) that seemed, at first blush, to represent a breakthrough: The national Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) would no longer prevent the airing of a film CPB commissioned as part of its “America at a Crossroads” series called “Islam vs. Islamists: Voices from the Muslim Center.”

William F. Buckley | May 29, 2007

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

Rich Galen | May 29, 2007

We went to Arlington National Cemetery to attend the annual Memorial Day observance. The Lad, our son, who was in charge of President Bush's appearance, graciously offered us seats in the Amphitheater to watch.

Carol Platt Liebau | May 29, 2007

Over the past week or so, the American public has repeatedly been told that a “bipartisan” group of senators favors a very sweeping immigration bill – one with serious critics on both the left and the right.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | May 29, 2007

This Memorial Day week – I say week, because Monday was MD observed, Wednesday is MD actual – we remember lives lost in all of America’s wars since 1775. But I personally feel it is especially important to remember the most recent losses.

Ashley Herzog | May 29, 2007

During my three years as a columnist for my college newspaper, I’ve resisted frequent requests that I explain my opposition to feminism.

Thomas Sowell | May 29, 2007

It has long been recognized that those on the political left are more articulate than their opponents.

Mike Adams | May 29, 2007

When I was in college I was a professional musician. I didn’t write many songs but I used to try occasionally to write very stupid country songs hoping I would eventually write one dumb enough for Garth Brooks to record. I even had an idea for one called "When Porn Stars Get Offended."

Mon, May 28, 2007

John McCaslin | May 28, 2007

Named last month by Time magazine as one of its five climate-change "innovators," Mr. Ball is the originator of EEN's controversial "What Would Jesus Drive?" (WWJD) educational campaign.

Amanda Carpenter | May 28, 2007

There’s been no shortage of stories to strengthen the “hypocrite” label that’s dogged John Edwards’s presidential campaign, but that doesn’t mean the other Democrats running for the White House haven’t been acting holier-than-thou. Here are few liberal campaign follies you might have missed because you were watching the Johnboy’s “I Feel Pretty” YouTube for the 100th time.

Robert Novak | May 28, 2007

Democrats controlling the House of Representatives demonstrated this month the hollowness of their claim that they have ended the corruption of 12 Republican years.

Suzanne Fields | May 28, 2007

Jessica Lynch turned out to be a soldier worthy of the uniform, but not, as we were told she was, the poster child for women in the military. Hers was a great story when it broke. She was Sgt. York and Audie Murphy in skirts (although she mostly wore combat fatigues), spraying fire at the enemy with the ferocity of a warrior on fire.

Paul Greenberg | May 28, 2007

They are beyond it all now, the dead. They are beyond all the words, even beyond the slow, mournful sound of taps. They are beyond the muck and blood, too, thank God.

Donald Lambro | May 28, 2007

South Carolina Republican Chairman Katon Dawson isn't about to let Florida steal the political limelight from his state's Jan. 29 primary, so he's going hold it a week or two earlier.

Burt Prelutsky | May 28, 2007

It seems that the late Lord Charles Beresford was such a devotee of fox hunting, he had a hunting scene tattooed across his buttocks.

Nicole Gelinas | May 28, 2007

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has unveiled one of the first big domestic proposals of the 2008 presidential campaign: a $10 billion plan for federally funded “universal pre-kindergarten.”

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | May 28, 2007

An article released by the Gallup News Service on May 17, 2007 ran the following headline: "Public Favors Expansion of Hate Crime Law to Include Sexual Orientation."

Dinesh D'Souza | May 28, 2007

The best way for America to win the war on terror is to make alliances with traditional Muslims to stem the influence of the radical Muslims.

Caroline Glick | May 28, 2007

Over the past week, Ma'ariv has reported on two separate diplomatic initiatives that seem to be coming into line.

Michael Barone | May 28, 2007

As the Senate is mulling the details of a compromise immigration bill hammered together by the odd couple of Sens. Edward Kennedy and Jon Kyl, and as members of Congress hear from their constituents over the Memorial Day recess, it may be worthwhile to put the issue in historical context.

Star Parker | May 28, 2007

One thing we can generally predict about human behavior is that when people are unhappy, they go on the hunt for someone to blame.

Sun, May 27, 2007

Jonathan Garthwaite | May 27, 2007

Immigration, immigration, immigration, and a little Rosie -- That's what readers were talking about during the week that was -- May 20-26, 2007.

Ken Connor | May 27, 2007

"There is evidence for intelligent design in the universe." This does not seem like an especially radical statement; many people believe that God has revealed himself through creation. Such beliefs, however, do not conform to politically correct notions in academia, as Professor Guillermo Gonzalez is learning the hard way.

George Will | May 27, 2007

The campaign to deny Luis Paucar his right to economic liberty illustrates the ingenuity people will invest in concocting perverse arguments for novel entitlements. This city's taxi cartel is offering an audacious new rationalization for corporate welfare, asserting a right -- a constitutional right, in perpetuity -- to revenues it would have received if Minneapolis' City Council had not ended the cartel that never should have existed.

Kevin McCullough | May 27, 2007

Senator John McCain has anger issues with the American people. In days past his foul temper has erupted with less than perfect timing. But now he would have you believe, that you don't believe, what you truly believe you believe.

Steve Chapman | May 27, 2007

For some people, the key to happiness is low standards. If you never expect much out of life, you will rarely be disappointed, and you will be content with outcomes that others would find unbearable.

Paul Jacob | May 27, 2007

I am trying, trying hard to imagine what a "zoning emergency" might be. Is a slaughterhouse about to fall into a swimming pool? Is a dam about to break?

Austin Hill | May 27, 2007

What a difference a decade makes. Or five or six decades, for that matter.

Debra J. Saunders | May 27, 2007

Fans of Kevorkian ought to be asking themselves: In that the ailing Kevorkian is in worse physical shape than many of the people whose lives he helped snuff out, why hasn't the death doc used his vaunted "medicide" on himself?

Robert Knight | May 27, 2007

Did you know that the same liberal group that helped to get Don Imus fired for his offensive “ho” remark tried to get Rush Limbaugh censored from the Armed Forces Network?

Frank Pastore | May 27, 2007

How should a Christian view illegal immigration?

Robert Bluey | May 27, 2007

The amnesty deal negotiated by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and the White House has Karl Rove’s fingerprints all over it. Plain and simple, it’s bad public policy being used to advance a political agenda.

Salena Zito | May 27, 2007

This Memorial Day weekend, after holding steady to his lead in the polls in Iowa, John Edwards will try to make himself over as the anti-war candidate and then never look back.