Sat, Jun 16, 2007

Michael McBride | June 16, 2007

The trial and tribulations we are experiencing in Iraq do not sit in solitary isolation in our military history, but that they may indeed be more indicative of our military operations than we either know or care to believe.

Doug Giles | June 16, 2007

I’m originally from Texas where I was raised to actually believe people when they tell you something. You remember that old tired maxim that your word is your bond, don’t ‘cha?

Diana West | June 16, 2007

Now that the president has tried to revive the comatose Senate amnesty bill, at least as big a question as whether he can bring it back to life is why on earth he would want to?

Alan Sears | June 16, 2007

Just as a leopard cannot change its spots, nor a zebra its stripes, an organization whose founder admired the “ideals” of the hammer and sickle can never really abandon those destructive beginnings.

Robert Novak | June 16, 2007

When New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered the University of Oklahoma commencement address May 11, he engaged in a long, private discussion about 2008 politics with university president and maverick Democrat David Boren.

Tom Borelli | June 16, 2007

he meeting was also unusual for another reason - the liberal monopoly of shareholder activism was challenged from the Right. While it’s common for Left wing groups to use shareholder standing to push its agenda on corporations, Wal-Mart also heard from free market shareholders who challenged Wal-Mart’s liberal policy bent. Wal-Mart’s Left turn not only poses a risk to investors, but it also poses a significant risk to free markets and limited government.

Larry Kudlow | June 16, 2007

Democrats in Congress and on the presidential trail are intensifying their high-tax war against prosperity and the so-called rich.

John Andrews | June 16, 2007

Can a good Muslim be a good American? Brian, a constitutional scholar, put the question to Michael, a national security expert, as we passed the Washington office of Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim to serve there. Ellison’s decision to be sworn in on the Quran still echoes controversially.

Fri, Jun 15, 2007

House Appropriations Committee Chairman David R. Obey (D-Wis.) has handed Republican lawmakers a golden (literally) opportunity to end earmarking during the current session of Congress.

Fred Thompson | June 15, 2007

It's funny how things change. Well, not always, but in this case, the story involves one of America's best humor writers -- Dave Barry.

Bill Steigerwald | June 15, 2007

Amity Shlaes' new book, "The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression," has been praised by George Will for supplying Americans with just what they need -- "a fresh appraisal of what the New Deal did and did not accomplish." A syndicated columnist for Bloomberg News who writes about politics and economics, Shlaes is a former Financial Times columnist and Wall Street Journal editorial page staffer. I talked to her Thursday by telephone from New York City.

Janice Shaw Crouse | June 15, 2007

My own father, who died 20 years ago, left an indelible mark on his children and innumerable other people because of his authenticity, generous spirit and the force of his personality.

Rich Tucker | June 15, 2007

When it comes to illegal immigration, even some liberals understand the danger.

John Boehner | June 15, 2007

House Republicans banded together this week to force Democrats to restore GOP earmark reforms that brought real transparency and accountability to the budget process.

Rich Galen | June 15, 2007

The other day Democratic Senate Majority Leader said the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps General was "incompetent" and, according, he "made similar disparaging remarks about Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq."

John McCaslin | June 15, 2007

A widely circulated photograph of late shows President Bush clad in short pants and wearing a pair of rubbery black Croc shoes and socks — with his familiar grin, too.

Amanda Carpenter | June 15, 2007

In an effort to resurrect the Senate’s immigration bill, President Bush has agreed to spend $4.4 billion to increase border security based on the premise that money would be repaid later with penalties and fines from illegal aliens seeking legal status.

Jonah Goldberg | June 15, 2007

In an age when Fox News is a ratings juggernaut and Katie Couric is ratings roadkill, it seems almost antique to talk about liberal media bias. But it's still out there, my friends. Just look at the hilarious press release masquerading as a news story in Time magazine. With a picture of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg looking like henchmen from Murder Inc., Time proclaims these politicians "The New Action Heroes."

David Limbaugh | June 15, 2007

Professional poll-watcher and persistent president-slanderer Harry Reid, who also moonlights as Senate Majority Leader, is proving himself to be a menace and a brutish boor.

Mona Charen | June 15, 2007

The streets of the Gaza Strip echo with gunfire as masked men fire on one another.

Salena Zito | June 15, 2007

Glenn Beck, radio talk show host and CNN personality, is on a summer road trip. Beck calls it "An Inconvenient Tour," playing off of Al Gore's Academy Award-winning global warming slideshow.

Oliver North | June 15, 2007

Tawi-Tawi is one of the most remote of the 7,100 islands in the Philippine archipelago.

Pat Buchanan | June 15, 2007

These are the "birth pangs" of a "new Middle East," said Condi Rice last summer, as Israel pounded Lebanon. Unfortunately, the new Middle East may make us all pray for the return of the old.

The past week has very possibly been the key turning point in the drive to cripple the Iranian government and force it to back off its nuclear weapons program.

Debra J. Saunders | June 15, 2007

There's a way in which journalists insert how they think Americans should stand on an issue, and you see it in stories on the Kennedy-Kyl immigration bill that tanked so spectacularly in Washington last week.

Linda Chavez | June 15, 2007

I've been thinking a lot about marriage lately as I've been researching marriage, divorce and out-of-wedlock birth rates in my ongoing debate about Hispanic assimilation.

Paul Greenberg | June 15, 2007

In February of 1946, George Orwell published another of his essays in the best British tradition. It was civilized, thoughtful and not without humor. It displayed a sense of the past and put the present in perspective. It was about murder.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 15, 2007

“How do these kids even know about this?” Scott Poland, past president of the National Association of School Psychologists, asked the question in dismay as he began to absorb the findings of a growing trend reported by the Associated Press last weekend -- that the number of sex-related crimes committed by juveniles has jumped over the last few years.

Kathleen Parker | June 15, 2007

A week before Father's Day, cartoonist Berkeley Breathed did a very cartoonist thing and caused a controversy to be stirred over a comic strip that seemed to slight fathers while celebrating lesbian moms.

Betsy Hart | June 15, 2007

I just watched the classic Hitchcock thriller, "The Birds" with my older kids. It made me think about Father's Day. Seriously.

Charles Krauthammer | June 15, 2007

Comprehensive immigration reform is in jeopardy because it is a complex compromise with too many moving parts and too many competing interests. Employers want a guest worker program; unions want to kill it. Reformers want to introduce a point system that preferentially admits skilled and educated immigrants; immigrant groups naturally want to keep the existing family preference system. Liberals want legalization now; conservatives insist on enforcement "triggers" first.

Lorie Byrd | June 15, 2007

The time for niceties has passed. The leaders of the Democratic party not only do not support the war effort, they do not want our troops to win and it is getting harder every day to pretend that they do.

Burt Prelutsky | June 15, 2007

The other day, I had an argument with someone over the out-sourcing of American jobs.

John Hawkins | June 15, 2007

Even though he's not one of the top tier contenders, I thought it might be worthwhile to go ahead and write a short, but sweet primer that will explain why so many Republicans have a big problem with Ron Paul. Enjoy!

Mike Adams | June 15, 2007

In today’s column, I am pleased to report that Manchester, New Hampshire’s city school board has decided to investigate an after school program run by the local YMCA. Their STAY program is generally a good one, which helps at-risk kids learn about various support service agencies in the city. Unfortunately, the program took a wrong turn when some middle school kids were taken to a local Planned Parenthood clinic.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 15, 2007

The AP conducted an analysis of crime statistics and found that the number of children under 18 accused of forcible rape, violent and nonviolent sex offenses rose from 24,100 in 1985 to 33,800 in 2004. Rape and sexual assaults by adults, meanwhile, thankfully decreased more than 56 percent from 1993 to 2004.

Thu, Jun 14, 2007

Fred Thompson | June 14, 2007

We're coming up on the 45th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis and I think it's worth talking about. Missiles located less than a hundred miles from America were aimed at the US.

Chuck Colson | June 14, 2007

Apart from the Holy Land itself, the area with the longest continual Christian presence is what is now known as Iraq. According to some traditions, the apostle Thomas brought Christianity to the area shortly after the death and resurrection of Jesus.

Michael Steele | June 14, 2007

The American people are fed up and won’t be misled again. This Congress will be judged on their actions, not their words.

Rich Galen | June 14, 2007

Remember the other day when, to demonstrate how long five months can be in politics, I suggested that five months ago Nancy Pelosi had been speaker of the House for less than two weeks?

John McCaslin | June 14, 2007

President Bush is being asked to return a pair of church bells -- on display in Wyoming for more than a century -- to the people of the Philippines. Legislation introduced by Rep. Bob Filner, California Democrat, urges the president to authorize the return of the two bells to the church parishioners of Balangiga. The bells are currently on display at F.E. Warren Air Force Base.

Mary Katharine Ham | June 14, 2007

You want the perfect argument for the death tax? It’s blonde and sitting in a California jail cell. After all, had Conrad Hilton been unable to pass down his enormous wealth, the Hilton family line might never have turned so dramatically from driven to dilettante.

Robert Novak | June 14, 2007

Democrat Byron Dorgan, who seldom has tasted legislative success during 15 years in the Senate, scored a dubious victory last week. He was able to insert a poison pill in the immigration reform bill.

Thomas Sowell | June 14, 2007

People who are pushing for a "guest worker" program show not the slightest interest in what has been happening under guest worker programs in Europe. Facts are apparently irrelevant.

Victor Davis Hanson | June 14, 2007

The collapse last week of a comprehensive immigration bill in Congress that called for a huge guest-worker program, fast-track visas and a sort of earned citizenship for illegal aliens has unleashed a backlash against those opponents of it who prefer to close the border first and legislate the details of illegal immigration later.

Larry Elder | June 14, 2007

My mom died suddenly on June 13, 2006. It has now been a full year. When anything significant happened -- good or bad -- my mom heard about it first. So, during the last year, I found myself frequently asking, "What would Mom think?"

Michael Reagan | June 14, 2007

The S.S. GOP is sinking fast, and it looks like Skipper Bush is going down with his ship.

Cal Thomas | June 14, 2007

There are two ways to destroy a nation. One is from without by an invading military force. The other is from within when the people of the nation no longer embrace and promote the history, language and culture that brought it to prominence and power. Britain has chosen the second option, which is national suicide.

Suzanne Fields | June 14, 2007

The G-8 summit brought in the clowns, and now the demonstrators are gone, with their painted sardonic smiles of greasepaint only a mocking memory. The jester foes of globalization aspired to apply the needle to deflate Angela Merkel's moment of triumph along the Baltic coastline, lined with storybook castles and glistening seascapes. She got her photo-ops with her seven male counterparts.

Matt Towery | June 14, 2007

The president apparently wants to ensure the collapse of his party by attempting to drag GOP Senators over the cliff and into the abyss of his current immigration reform bill.

Donald Lambro | June 14, 2007

Little by little, uncomfortable facts are raising troubling questions about Sen. Hillary Clinton's electability if she becomes the Democratic presidential nominee.

Cliff May | June 14, 2007

It’s now 40 years since Israel first offered land for peace.

William Rusher | June 14, 2007

The defeat of the so-called immigration "reform" bill in the Senate last week was a stunning blow to the powerful coalition backing it, but opponents had better not break out the champagne just yet. The odds are better than even that the coalition will simply regroup, try again, and this time roll over the opposition like a Sherman tank.

Marvin Olasky | June 14, 2007

Does anyone know how many commencement orators have said in speeches during the past month what we're taught in song: "It's a small world, after all"? The standard line is that improved travel and communication are showing billions of people that we're all the same. Actually, the opposite is true: The world remains huge and is getting larger as individuals assert diverse religious views and carve out specialty occupations, avocations and lifestyles.

Hugh Hewitt | June 14, 2007

I have heard of brass-knuckled politics before, but never anything on the order of denying your political opponents news of approaching hurricanes.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 14, 2007

I think we can all agree that the most inane speeches delivered nowadays in America are delivered at college commencement ceremonies.

Wed, Jun 13, 2007

Ann Coulter | June 13, 2007

President Bush was so buoyed by the warm reception he was given in Albania that he immediately gave all 3 million Albanians American citizenship, provided they learn Spanish.

Roger Schlesinger | June 13, 2007

What a crucial time to ponder one of the most ponderable thoughts in our society, rent or buy or is it buy or rent?

Fred Thompson | June 13, 2007

It’s funny how historic events can have unexpected impacts many decades after memories have begun to fade. America, in fact, is facing a crisis in the next few years that could be traced directly to actions in Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

Amanda Carpenter | June 13, 2007

The more than 32,000 earmarks requested in the Homeland Security spending bill have roiled the House this week, and now Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) wants the word ‘earmark’ to just go away.

Trent Franks | June 13, 2007

s Congress moves to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), it is incumbent upon us to recognize and address the fatal flaws in our educational system.

John McCaslin | June 13, 2007

"Tancredo's Tall Tale" is the headline of an intriguing item in the latest issue of the Weekly Standard, which recalls a story that Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado has been repeating for several years, most recently during the Republican presidential debate on CNN last week.

Rudy Giuliani | June 13, 2007

I am making 12 Commitments to the American People. They are intended to lift our vision from the rearview mirror to the road ahead. If I am elected president, I want to be held accountable for the progress we make as a nation.

Michelle Malkin | June 13, 2007

As you follow the debate over the Bush-Kennedy immigration bill, keep this cardinal rule in mind: 99.99 percent of the lawmakers who promise you that they'll ensure the deportation of anyone who doesn't follow their new "guest-worker" regulations are either A) lying or B) completely clueless.

John Stossel | June 13, 2007

Opponents of eminent domain finally have something to celebrate. After a public campaign, Target Corp. has decided not to build a store on condemned property in Arlington Heights, Ill.

Walter E. Williams | June 13, 2007

Are consumers better off with a competitive or monopolistic provision of goods and services? Let's apply that question to a few areas of our lives.

Brent Bozell | June 13, 2007

CNN hosted three presidential debates last week, two for the Democrats and one for the Republicans. Democratic candidates were awarded twice as much airtime in a three-day period.

Jonah Goldberg | June 13, 2007

Here's a good question for you: Why have public schools at all? OK, cue the marching music. We need public schools because blah blah blah and yada yada yada. We could say blah is common culture and yada is the government's interest in promoting the general welfare. Or that children are the future. And a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Because we can't leave any child behind.

Michael Medved | June 13, 2007

Does heavy TV viewing push people toward more liberal opinions? Or is it the impact of pre-existing leftist attitudes that lead viewers to invest more of their lives on television?

Caroline Glick | June 13, 2007

Tomorrow Israel's parliamentarians will convene to elect the next president of Israel. After Shas's council of elders decided last week to throw the party's support behind Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres's candidacy, Peres's election seems to be a foregone conclusion.

Terry Jeffrey | June 13, 2007

It was neither democracy nor capitalism Reagan foresaw bringing down the wall. It was Christianity.

Ben Shapiro | June 13, 2007

There is a curious void in the modern American left. That void is the empty spot where God should be.

Austin Bay | June 13, 2007

The U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College in Quantico, Va., now has a cultural anthropologist on its faculty. Welcome to 21st century warfare, where knowing your enemy includes knowing his myths and marriage mores, as well as his political goals and military capabilities.

Paul Greenberg | June 13, 2007

It was wholly a pleasure to hear from a fellow editorial writer, for we have so much in common. Or to put it another way, misery loves company.

George Will | June 13, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Harry Reid, the Senate's majority leader and resident Uriah Heep, affected 'umble and syrupy sadness about the Senate's inability to pass the immigration bill that he pulled from the floor last Thursday evening for a transparently meretricious reason. Saying the Senate's time was too precious to expend on what would have been limited debate on a limited number of Republican amendments to the bill, Reid vowed: ``Everyone that's been home, there are two issues that are foremost in their minds: Number one is the Iraq War and number two are gas prices. We're going to deal with that as soon as we finish with this immigration legislation.''

Kathleen Parker | June 13, 2007

Gen. Peter Pace -- the first Marine Corps officer to serve as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- is being precipitously let go. In a surprise announcement last week, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that Pace wouldn't be renominated to a second term. In his place, Adm. Mike Mullen, current chief of naval operations, would take over when Pace's term expires Sept. 30.

Bruce Bartlett | June 13, 2007

The immigration bill may be dead for now, but the political forces behind it have not gone away. Those will continue to impact both major political parties for many years to come. The basic force is that Hispanics are increasing as a share of the population. According to the latest data from the Census Bureau, there were 44.3 million Hispanics in the United States as of July 1, 2006, constituting 14.8 percent of the population. And they are the fastest growing ethnic group, accounting for about half the growth of population during the previous year—1.4 million out of a total increase of 2.9 million.

Nathan Tabor | June 13, 2007

An alarming statistic splashed across the Internet the other day—violent crime is on the rise in the U.S. for the second straight year.

Kevin McCullough | June 13, 2007

"They've" been hearing his footsteps for weeks. With each massive rumble the quake of the earth was echoed in their hearts growing more distinct with each stride.

Janice Shaw Crouse | June 13, 2007

Some activists claim that issues of confused sexual identity are driving the documented increase in teen suicide attempts. The latest issue of a publication from the Journal of the American Medical Association, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine (APAM), June 4, 2007 begs to differ.

Jacob Sullum | June 13, 2007

In deciding that al-Marri can likewise be tried in a criminal court but cannot legally be kept in military detention, the 4th Circuit distinguished his case from those of Hamdi and Padilla, noting that he has not been accused of taking up arms with the Taliban.

Tue, Jun 12, 2007

William F. Buckley | June 12, 2007

The genius of David Chase, the originator of "The Sopranos," was never more evident than in the last episode of the series.

Maggie Gallagher | June 12, 2007

Why did the immigration bill fail? Ask Paris Hilton.

Paul Weyrich | June 12, 2007

My longtime friend Richard A. Viguerie issued a press release congratulating grassroots America for killing the Immigration Bill. I hope Richard is right. I fear he is not. In all of the years I have been here I never have known when the establishment really wants something that the establishment cannot obtain it. And the establishment really wants this bill.

Stephen Bird | June 12, 2007

On this 20th anniversary of the day Ronald Reagan dared Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear Down this Wall” while standing at the Brandenburg Gate, one needs only to read a few headlines from the week that followed to capture the angst of some in the Cold War press.

Michelle Bernard | June 12, 2007

Mothers and fathers beware – if certain members of Congress have their way, you will not be standing in line at Starbucks any more because you’ll be too busy waiting in mile-long lines to get gasoline.

Amanda Carpenter | June 12, 2007

The Federal Election Commission introduced a new feature Tuesday on its website to track presidential campaign donations as a part of a larger effort to make campaign finance data more accessible.

Tom DeLay | June 12, 2007

The thing you always need to remember when Democrat politicians talk is that they're lying.

John McCaslin | June 12, 2007

Washington resident John Lockwood was wandering through Borders bookstore at 18th and L streets NW, where he couldn't help but notice that a prankster had carefully placed a copy of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" on the "Noteworthy Fiction" shelf.

Something new is going on in the 2008 presidential primaries. Call it an outbreak of nice. In past contests, attacks and negatives played a key role in the primaries. Voting records, lists of campaign contributors and issue differences all highlighted the debate among the candidates as they vied for their party's nomination. This year, though, the gloves never seem to come off.

Thomas Sowell | June 12, 2007

With immigration, as with other issues, the most important decision is: Who is to make the decision?

David Limbaugh | June 12, 2007

People who don't think the radical homosexual lobby is trying to force its views on society probably aren't paying close attention.

Cal Thomas | June 12, 2007

Should anyone remain at the real end of history to chronicle a list of humanity's worst systems for the benefit of any left to read it, the legacy of communism is sure to be at, or near, the top.

Dennis Prager | June 12, 2007

As one who never doubted the original U.S. government report that Oswald acted alone, I am deeply grateful to Bugliosi for the service he has rendered our country. But I also regret that he had to.

Pat Buchanan | June 12, 2007

Last week, in one of the great uprisings of modern politics, Middle America rose up and body-slammed the national establishment.

Debra J. Saunders | June 12, 2007

In 1999, Washington launched "Plan Colombia," with the promise that the anti-drug program would halve Colombian cocaine production.

Kathryn Lopez | June 12, 2007

The stem-cell debate can be painful. It deals with life-and-death issues, often involving suffering people desperate for anything that might help; and it tends to be dominated by one-sided, disingenuous propaganda. But the tide may be turning.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 12, 2007

Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, please call your boss and urge him to read your May 9 speech to the National Summit on America's Silent Epidemic in Washington, D.C. Your eloquence in describing the silent epidemic was exceeded only by our shock at the facts you described.

Bill Murchison | June 12, 2007

A federal appeals court panel in New York used President Bush and Vice President Cheney -- if you can believe it -- as a lever to pry open a little wider the passage to free speech of the no-holds-barred variety.

Paul Weyrich | June 12, 2007

CNN actually did the American people a favor this past week. It doesn't happen very often, so make note of it.

Lynn O'Shaughnessy | June 12, 2007

Growing up in a family of seven posed all sorts of culinary challenges. It was impossible, for instance, to divide a 12-pack of Popsicles evenly, or a cherry pie, without angering somebody.

Jennifer Roback Morse | June 12, 2007

The cartoon published Sunday June 10 was appalling not only for its unadulterated, unapologetic male-bashing. The cartoon is also a sickening foretaste of what awaits us as same sex parenting becomes normalized.

Mon, Jun 11, 2007

Fred Thompson | June 11, 2007

If there's a hell on earth, it's probably Zimbabwe. Life expectancies in the landlocked nation in the South of Africa are the world's lowest.

Amanda Carpenter | June 11, 2007

Once she wrested control of the Senate’s Environmental and Public Works Committee from conservative stalwart Sen. Jim Inhofe (R.-Okla.), Sen. Barbara Boxer (D.-Calif.) was expected to aggressively pursue legislation to combat global warming. What wasn’t expected was that she would do it with blessings from the Church.

Harry Stein | June 11, 2007

Mention the name Charles Pickering to anyone but the most committed news junkie, and you’re apt to get a blank look or, at best, one of dim recognition. In the era of the 24-hour news cycle aimed at the ever-shortening attention span, the bitter Senate battles over the federal judiciary in which Pickering played so dramatic a part a few years back can seem like ancient history.

Rich Lowry | June 11, 2007

In five years, we built the Hoover Dam. From 1931 to 1936, the Colorado River was diverted with tunnels blasted into the Black Canyon walls, a town was built to house a small army of workers laboring in the desert, and 3 1/4 million cubic yards of concrete were poured into a dam reaching 726 1/2 feet high -- two years ahead of schedule.

We are conservatives who are proud to support Rudy Giuliani for president. We support Rudy because he is a strong leader – a man of action and a man of his word. And a big part of that is his proven effectiveness – his record of actually changing things for the better in concrete, measurable ways.

John Fund | June 11, 2007

Rip Van Winkle has nothing on Jan Grzebski, a Polish railway worker who just emerged from a coma that began 19 years ago--just prior to the collapse of communism in his country. His take on how the world around him has changed beyond recognition comes at an appropriate time. It was 20 years ago tomorrow that Ronald Reagan electrified millions behind the Iron Curtain by standing in front of the Berlin Wall demanding: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

Dinesh D'Souza | June 11, 2007

Leading atheists like Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris are convinced they have refuted the traditional idea that the chains of causation in the universe imply the existence of a creator. “If God created the universe,” Sam Harris writes in his book Letter to a Christian Nation, “what created God?”

George Allen | June 11, 2007

On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" It was our generation's equivalent to "Remember the Alamo!" This month we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this wonderful declaration for the cause of freedom on behalf of repressed people in Central and Eastern Europe. We should renew our shared commitment with our allies in Europe because it is the transatlantic relationship that is America's anchor for global engagement.

Mike Pence | June 11, 2007

Last year, President Bush set out his views on immigration reform to the American people, saying there must be "a rational middle ground between granting an automatic path to citizenship for every illegal immigrant, and a program of mass deportation."

Frank Gaffney | June 11, 2007

Chess is the national sport of Russia. It is, therefore, as Soviet Communists like Vladimir Putin used to say, “no coincidence, comrade” that the proposal on missile defense that he rolled out at last week’s G-8 meeting was a sophisticated gambit, a crafty effort not to advance the protection of Europe and the United States from future Iranian missiles, but to block such anti-missile defenses. Call it Putin’s ploy.

John McCaslin | June 11, 2007

Saying presidential debates have been "geared" in the past to black Americans, Sen. Mel Martinez, Florida Republican, argues that a U.S. presidential debate in Spanish would only help educate "what has become the largest minority group in our country."

John Boehner | June 11, 2007

This week on the House floor Democrats in Congress will begin their efforts in earnest to hide pork-barrel projects from voters, budget watchdog groups, and Republicans who challenge wasteful spending.

Austin Hill | June 11, 2007

Now that you've had a few days to consider, what do you think? I'm referring to the recent nationally-televised "faith and values" discussion showcasing Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama.

Rich Galen | June 11, 2007

On Bob Scheiffer's CBS Sunday morning show, "Face the Nation" Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn) said (according to the CBS website) "The United States should launch military strikes against Iran if the government in Tehran does not stop supplying anti-American forces in Iraq."

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | June 11, 2007

The advice I am about to give you is the same as I’ve always given in the sense that it is freely given from an uncle and a godfather who truly loves you like a son.

Amanda Carpenter | June 11, 2007

On Friday, Rep. William Jefferson (D.-La.) pled “not guilty” to FBI charges of wire fraud, racketeering and money-laundering as well as soliciting more than a half million dollars in bribes for illicit deals he conducted as a member of Congress.

La Shawn Barber | June 11, 2007

Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the landmark Supreme Court case that declared Virginia’s law against interracial marriage unconstitutional.

Star Parker | June 11, 2007

I assume that Senator Clinton's campaign hopes that most folks will not read "Her Way," by New York Times reporters Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta, Jr., or the New York Times Magazine article adapted from the book, "Hillary's War."

Michael Barone | June 11, 2007

Listening to the recent debates among the candidates, monitoring their Websites and reading the poll numbers, one gets the impression that the Republican and Democratic primary electorates are living in two different nations -- or the same nation that faces two very different threats.

Suzanne Fields | June 11, 2007

The long-running war between the sexes is often interrupted by brief ceasefires, usually to enable fraternizing with the enemy, but some of us are ready to stop the fighting and go home -- alone. Same-sex marriage has brought partisan politics to a boil, and now no-sex marriage is coming at us from Europe.

Paul Greenberg | June 11, 2007

In a sign of the effete times, the Bear State is now the Natural State - a more respectable, acceptable and promotable way of referring to Arkansas' natural bounty. Like the bears, we've been tamed. To resurrect a nickname like the Bear State could prove more a deterrent than an incentive to tourists, investors, and others with cash to spare.

Donald Lambro | June 11, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has moved ahead of Republican front-runners Rudy Giuliani and John McCain in the nation's first two nominating contests.

Michael Fumento | June 11, 2007

“This war is winnable.” I can’t say how often during my recent embed in the southern Afghanistan Province of Zabul, just north and east of Kandahar, I heard officers and noncoms say that. Implicit is that it's also losable; but what they really mean is winnable in comparison to Iraq.

Robert Novak | June 11, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Just when it seemed George W. Bush's sinking prestige with his Republican base had bottomed out, his stock there hit new lows last week. The president's seeming indifference to the sentencing of Scooter Libby was bad enough. It coincided with Bush's apparent determination to retain his friend Alberto Gonzales as attorney general against congressional pressure to depose him.

Burt Prelutsky | June 11, 2007

Like all of my conservative colleagues, I have often taken up a cudgel or even an axe in the ongoing battle with liberals, leftists, Socialists, progressives, Maoists, Castroites, Communists, and all the other whack-jobs on the wrong side of history.

Carol Platt Liebau | June 11, 2007

Before they try to resurrect this or any other immigration bill, President Bush and the senators who supported this failed effort would be well-advised to heed the opinion of the people who have elected them.

Mike Adams | June 11, 2007

When I was growing up my father used to say there were two kinds of people in this world.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | June 11, 2007

The fact that faith was so openly discussed by a group of people that typically say that they want to keep faith out of politics was amazing.

Sun, Jun 10, 2007

Ken Connor | June 10, 2007

Success in politics depends on the ability of a candidate or a party to forge and maintain coalitions. One of the most successful coalitions in modern political history has been the "Reagan Coalition", which brought together economic and social conservatives under the umbrella of the Republican Party. Preserving that coalition brought the Republicans great success, including occupancy of the White House and twelve years of control over the House of Representatives. The coalition that Reagan fashioned is fraying, however, and is on the verge of unraveling. The causes are many, but the coup de grace is likely to be the current controversy over immigration.

Kevin McCullough | June 10, 2007

Liberals would prefer more people to experience poverty. Their actions demonstrate their massive desire to see more people unemployed, and under paid.

Jonathan Garthwaite | June 10, 2007

Hillary Clinton and the radical left dominated what readers were talking about during the week that was -- June 3-10, 2007

Robert Bluey | June 10, 2007

Conservatives cheered last week when Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pulled the immigration proposal from the Senate floor. But don’t be taking any victory laps just yet. The bill is far from dead.

George Will | June 10, 2007

Early in George W. Bush's presidency, liberal critics said: The economy is not growing. Which was true. He inherited the debris of the 1990s' irrational exuberances. A brief (eight months) and mild (the mildest since World War II) recession began in March 2001, before any of his policies were implemented. It ended in November 2001.

Frank Pastore | June 10, 2007

I found it both ironic and troubling that the top three Democrats talk more comfortably about their faith than do the top three Republicans. I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise though—after all, they’ve been rehearsing for this performance since Bush’s reelection in 2004.

Salena Zito | June 10, 2007

They were the defectors of the late 20th century who twice swept Ronald Reagan into office in landside proportions: ethnic working-class Northerners, typically Catholic with traditional values and populist tendencies.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 10, 2007

From plastic plants to fake fur, we are surrounded by items that are not "authentic" or real, but imitations – some good, some not so. (Has anyone been to NYC's Chinatown recently?) This transition has come about for a variety of reasons, including lower cost (polyester vs. silk), reduced maintenance (plastic plants vs. real ones), or a belief in not causing harm (fake fur vs. pelts) that may make the authentic item less desirable than the imitation.

Paul Jacob | June 10, 2007

Traffic congestion. How to solve it? Well, a little economics and a whole lot of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff."