Sun, Jul 08, 2007

Russell Shubin | July 08, 2007

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, along with a number of leading Democratic senators, including Kerry, Feinstein and Durbin—have rallied for what ought to be alarming for anyone who values the First Amendment, regardless of where you stand politically. Their push for government regulation of speech is one of the most illustrative battles in recent days, because it sheds such a bright light on how the Democratic Party responds to the voicing of ideas they do not like in our country's increasingly lively interchange through media.

Ken Connor | July 08, 2007

Though the bombs failed to detonate, this week's attacks in London have exploded persistent myths about Islamic terrorism. These myths—perpetuated by the politically correct, the unreasonably optimistic, and the willfully ignorant—have crippled the West's ability to adequately confront the Islamic threat. Unless the West finally wakes up and faces reality, our chance for long-term survival is questionable.

Sat, Jul 07, 2007

Doug Giles | July 07, 2007

Evidently the Muslim doctors who were busted in last week’s UK terrorist attacks aren’t cool with the Hippocratic Oath like our western Marcus Welby’s are.

Jonah Goldberg | July 07, 2007

Historians may well look back on last week's defeat of the immigration bill as a watershed moment. It was, for good or ill, a milestone in America's transformation into a "normal" country. Normal countries have arguments about their national identity and immigration's effect on it.

Jonah Goldberg | July 07, 2007

Politics is about moments. Senators Barack Obama and John McCain are all the proof you need. McCain has been trying to re-create the magic of 2000, despite the fact that he lost that year. When he tells audiences to get ready for "straight talk," he sounds like a rerun of a canceled TV show.

Diana West | July 07, 2007

Q: Who is winning the really important war of ideas -- the one between the West and itself? A: Not the side that understands jihad as a foundational Islamic institution.

Donald Lambro | July 07, 2007

As Bill and Hillary Clinton were campaigning in Iowa last week to put themselves back in the White House, a Democratic strategist warned their two-for-one strategy had trouble written all over it.

Michael McBride | July 07, 2007

There comes a responsibility with sending ordnance down range. Once fired most weapons are on a one way mission to unleash their lethal, stored energies. The kinematics of the weapon and the explosives package are fused to get a specific result upon detonation. Mostly those results are designed to be lethal.

Robert Novak | July 07, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Clinton is facing increasing Democratic criticism for using Mark Penn as her presidential campaign's chief strategist while he also serves as CEO of Burson-Marsteller, the public relations giant with corporate clients whose policies run opposite to Clinton's.

Janice Shaw Crouse | July 07, 2007

I came on the board of my alma mater, a small, distinguished liberal arts college, just before Andy Miller retired as a trustee; that overlap marked one of life’s blessings for me. In that context, I came to know one of the most outstanding of the U.S. national Salvation Army (S.A.) Commissioners and an American candidate who came close to making General, the highest possible position of the world-wide Salvation Army.

Nick Nichols | July 07, 2007

While many of us were celebrating our nation’s hard won sovereignty, the United Nations (UN) was orchestrating a summit meeting of Global Compact leaders at its Geneva, Switzerland headquarters. The UN describes the seven-year-old Global Compact as “an international initiative that would bring companies together with UN agencies, labor and non-government organizations to support universal environmental and social principles.”

Fri, Jul 06, 2007

Brent Bozell | July 06, 2007

It is incorrect to honor Frederick [of Bong Hits 4 Jesus fame] as the hero of a "landmark" student free-speech case. He is more correctly described as one of the silliest plaintiffs ever to be heard at the Supreme Court.

David Limbaugh | July 06, 2007

I understand the angst of certain rule of law proponents upset by President Bush's commutation of Scooter Libby's conviction. But most of the people outraged by it have no credibility

Mona Charen | July 06, 2007

I've been quiet on this debate because I find myself in the unfamiliar position of moderate.

Former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton are absolutely outraged that President Bush granted executive clemency to Scooter Libby, recently convicted of making false statements under oath. They obviously believe that Libby should serve his thirty month sentence.

Rich Tucker | July 06, 2007

Consider a nugget from The Washington Post’s recent multi-day, multi-author, multi-yawn hit piece on Vice President Dick Cheney. “Sue Ellen Wooldridge, the 19th-ranking Interior Department official, arrived at her desk in Room 6140 a few months after Inauguration Day 2001,” the front-page story on June 27 began.

Ed Feulner | July 06, 2007

More than 230 years ago, our Founding Fathers made a claim that must have struck most foreigners as absurd: “That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.” In the years ahead, Americans would fight and die to make that boast a reality.

Scott Garrett | July 06, 2007

The men and women who wear the uniform sacrifice their lives, comfort, and safety to fight for the continued security of our democracy. While Americans back home in the United States benefit from our nation’s freedom, it is the servicemembers who ensure it still exists.

Roger Schlesinger | July 06, 2007

The price of milk is what the real economy is all about. The rest is there to entice, make you wonder and helps to keep your eye off the ball.

Suzanne Fields | July 06, 2007

Mary Zwo was six weeks old, neglected by her mother and abused by her father, when she was admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit at a university hospital. Mary was dehydrated, with low blood sugar and at risk of hypothermia. Doctors quickly put her in an incubator. Mary Zwo is a gorilla.

Amanda Carpenter | July 06, 2007

Hillary Clinton denies she’s a Marxist, but she sure talks like one.

Rich Galen | July 06, 2007

Let me make this point, again: I do not believe I have ever been in the same place at the same time as Scooter Libby. I don't think we've ever talked by phone, nor to I think we have ever exchanged e-mails.

Cal Thomas | July 06, 2007

If you believe the Bush presidency is a failure, what then? Do you delight in whacking him like a piñata for the next 18 months with your only objective a Democratic blowout victory in the 2008 election? If that is your strategy, do you ask yourself what kind of country a Democratic president will inherit and whether he (or she) will have the ability to quickly turn things around after months of pummeling a weakened president?

Oliver North | July 06, 2007

Mainstream media coverage of the three-part event -- two car bombs that failed to detonate in London and a flaming SUV driven into the front of the airport terminal in Glasgow, Scotland -- was a bigger dud than the doctors' poorly designed vehicular-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs).

Pat Buchanan | July 06, 2007

Why did Bush do it? Why did he suddenly barge into the legal process and erase the entire 30-month sentence of Scooter Libby?

Austin Bay | July 06, 2007

It's a tale of two clocks, or perhaps three. The vague echo of Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" has resonance, with Baghdad and Washington being the two 21st-century capitals, and Iraq's uncertain revolution the historical conflict.

Linda Chavez | July 06, 2007

Now that the Democrats are raking in more campaign dough than the Republicans, it will be interesting to see if the media demonize the role of money in politics as they have in past elections when the GOP was winning the contributions race.

Paul Greenberg | July 06, 2007

The best of the possible is quite different from the best. In the best of worlds, or at least a better one, an appellate court would have stayed the jail sentence of I. Lewis Libby until his appeal was complete after he'd been convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice, or maybe only of an inexact memory.

Kathleen Parker | July 06, 2007

News that Al Gore's 24-year-old son, Al Gore III, was busted for pot and assorted prescription pills has unleashed a torrent of mirth in certain quarters.

Burt Prelutsky | July 06, 2007

Lately, I’ve been hearing rumors that prominent liberal politicians, the very same people who are always proclaiming themselves passionate advocates for free speech, are looking into ways to muzzle conservative radio talk show hosts

George Will | July 06, 2007

For most of the 53 years since the Supreme Court's school desegregation decision, the court, in collaboration with people who fancy themselves "progressive," has been instructing Americans to unlearn the lesson of those decisions -- the lesson that race must not be a source of government-conferred advantage or disadvantage. Last week the court began rectifying its abandonment of that premise in the name of "diversity."

Joel Mowbray | July 06, 2007

Imagine the surprise of many to learn that Britain is now under attack from “disenfranchised South Asian” people, not those who murder in the name of their Islamic faith.

Mike Gallagher | July 06, 2007

A funny thing happened to a pro-illegal immigrant activist this week in Dallas, Texas. The activist, a League of United Latin American Citizens representative named Jesse Diaz, was carjacked.

John Hawkins | July 06, 2007

If you look back through American history and find a black American being enslaved, lynched, railroaded, or persecuted, 99 times out of a hundred, you'll find a Democrat behind it.

Rebecca Hagelin | July 06, 2007

Quick question: Who thinks there isn’t enough frank sexual information forced on today’s kids? Is the bar for acceptable sexual behavior still too high? You would think so when reading a recent Washington Post article titled “A More Candid Approach to Sex-Ed.”

Lorie Byrd | July 06, 2007

I would love to see more “Arthur Chrenkoff” in my news today. An Australian blogger who wrote a series of blog posts (also carried by the Wall Street Journal) called “Good News from Iraq,” Chrenkoff filled a niche those in the media too often left unaddressed by giving readers information about news from the region that did not consist merely of casualty figures. Chrenkoff scoured media reports and military sources and compiled the “good news” that was often being buried.

Thu, Jul 05, 2007

Michael Reagan | July 05, 2007

Anybody who watched presidential spokesman Tony Snow face a pack of snarling White House press corps correspondents following President Bush’s commutation of Scooter Libby’s prison sentence will understand the meaning of the word hypocrisy

Maggie Gallagher | July 05, 2007

A new Pew poll was released this week to great fanfare and an Associated Press story that highlighted just one of its findings: a large drop since 1990 in the proportion of Americans who see children as "very important" to a "successful" marriage.

Rich Lowry | July 05, 2007

Practically everything else in American life has been dumbed down, so why not constitutional crises? The braying over President Bush's commutation of Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby's prison sentence is that Bush has undermined the rule of law and the Constitution.

Lisa De Pasquale | July 05, 2007

The only way Gore can get thousands of college kids to pay attention to him is to get a bunch of entertainers and bands to put on a concert together. Gore is literally the dorky kid in the neighborhood that people hang out with only because his house has a pool.

Victor Davis Hanson | July 05, 2007

After the utter collapse in the Senate last week of a comprehensive immigration bill, Washington insiders are blaming everyone and everything.

Larry Elder | July 05, 2007

Whatever happened to Warren Buffett, the world's third-richest man? Guilt, a feeling of being blessed by luck, forgotten lessons -- who knows?

Donald Lambro | July 05, 2007

With all the talk about President Bush's failed legacy by the nattering nabobs of negativism, one might think he won't have one.

William Rusher | July 05, 2007

The recent defeat of the immigration "reform" bill in the Senate, in response to an overwhelming deluge of phone calls and letters from irate voters, has focused renewed attention on the supposedly malign influence of talk radio, which is dominated by conservative hosts, and which played an undeniably large part in generating the opposition to the bill. Various liberal spokesmen are now demanding that something be done to rectify this supposedly outrageous "imbalance."

Robert Novak | July 05, 2007

That might be described as a Solomonic decision, but only if King Solomon actually split the baby and distributed halves to rival mothers.

Marvin Olasky | July 05, 2007

Barring a last-minute switch, Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein will not be at next week's All-Star Game -- but Sports Illustrated gave him a more important recognition this spring.

Ken Blackwell | July 05, 2007

Almost overnight, health care has become a security issue. The news from London and Glasgow brings a striking reminder that Al Qaeda is willing to exploit any national weakness.

Steve Chapman | July 05, 2007

For years, Democrats have been saying that President Bush is a dimwitted yahoo with an extremist agenda. It never occurred to me they're just prejudiced against Texans.

Mike Adams | July 05, 2007

Lately, I’ve been going through a period of re-evaluation concerning some of my most deeply held beliefs.

Horace Cooper | July 05, 2007

Late last month the Center for the American Progress released a report entitled “the Structural Imbalance of Talk Radio.” The study purportedly provides a seriously analysis of the partisan programming that exists on talk radio and concludes that it is overwhelming right of center. Notwithstanding the pseudo-scientific nature of this report, it’s clearly more pseudo than science.

Wed, Jul 04, 2007

Ann Coulter | July 04, 2007

Just in time for the Fourth of July, John Lott has released "Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don't." This book provides studies and analysis proving that your every right-wing instinct is based on sound economic analysis.

Thomas Sowell | July 04, 2007

We all have a tendency to take for granted what we are used to, and to regard it as somehow natural or automatic -- and to be unduly impressed by what is unusual.

Michelle Malkin | July 04, 2007

Amnesty is dead. Now, let's talk about the other "A" word. It's the word and the concept completely abandoned during the immigration debate: assimilation.

John Stossel | July 04, 2007

Michael Moore may not have thought about it, but there are only two ways to get people to do things: force or persuasion. Government is all about force. Government has nothing it hasn't first expropriated from some productive person.

Walter E. Williams | July 04, 2007

Back in the late 1960s, during graduate study at UCLA, I had a casual conversation with Professor Armen Alchian, one of my tenacious mentors. Professor Alchian is among the top 20th-century contributors to economic knowledge. During our graduate student/faculty coffee hour conversation, I was trying to impress Professor Alchian with my knowledge of type I and type II statistical errors.

Brent Bozell | July 04, 2007

Anyone who resents an association, direct or otherwise, with policies that acquiesce to racism would find those words hateful and ugly, to say the least. OK, so who said them? Elizabeth Edwards, meet Elizabeth Edwards.

Jonah Goldberg | July 04, 2007

The greatest symbols of our civilization - from skyscrapers to libraries - not only count for a mere fraction of our wealth, they would turn to dust and rubble if we disappeared.

Tony Blankley | July 04, 2007

The world seems to be divided into people who see the silver lining in a darkly clouded sky, and those who are transfixed by the slightest bit of cloud in an otherwise azure sky.

Michael Medved | July 04, 2007

On July 2, 1776, after long and wrenching debate, the Continental Congress voted to declare independence from the Mother Country and the next night John Adams went back to his rooming house in sweltering, sticky Philadelphia to write, by candlelight, two of the most famous letters in American history. Addressing his beloved wife Abigail in far-away Boston, he exulted in the birth of a new nation:

Terry Jeffrey | July 04, 2007

President Bush, it is reasonable to assume, would like to be remembered as a hard-nosed wartime leader who made tough and unpopular, yet necessary, decisions to secure the United States against terrorism.

Ben Shapiro | July 04, 2007

"Resolved," it read, "That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white: that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation."

Matt Towery | July 04, 2007

Credit Gingrich with having seen as early as last year that too many candidates would start campaigning too quickly, and that they would hemorrhage big money just as quickly.

Paul Greenberg | July 04, 2007

I didn't much like the immigration bill that just stalled in the U.S. Senate. In fact, I disliked it. Intensely. And I was for it. You can imagine how the folks who were against it felt about the bill.

Jacob Sullum | July 04, 2007

I was pleased by the Republican defeat in last fall's congressional elections, and so far my hope that blind partisanship would serve the cause of limited government seems to have been vindicated.

Armstrong Williams | July 04, 2007

Ever wonder where that phrase “put your John Hancock on the dotted line” came from? Well the expression refers to John Hancock, the president of the Second Continental Congress, who was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Kathleen Parker | July 04, 2007

It has been nearly six years since President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin memorably tooled around Bush's Texas ranch in a pickup truck and discussed missile defense.

Tue, Jul 03, 2007

The past and the future dueled with one another over the past six months as the Obama and Clinton campaigns each worked to raise funds for the coming election - and the future won.

Herb London | July 03, 2007

Europeans invariably challenge President Bush by saying reflexively the president doesn’t listen.

Janice Shaw Crouse | July 03, 2007

In a culture where everybody talks about doing what is best for kids, more and more people are separating marriage from childbearing and childrearing.

Jerry Bowyer | July 03, 2007

It's a clever line. When Christopher Hitchens slams Christianity he does it with style. "If we lost all our hard-won knowledge and all our archives, and all our ethics and all our morals...and had to reconstruct everything essential from scratch, it is difficult to imagine at what point we would need to remind or reassure ourselves that Jesus was born of a virgin."

Roger Schlesinger | July 03, 2007

I have heard it a million times, if I have heard it once, that when you refinance you get to skip at least one month of payments or more. The reason people believe that is they don't know or can't understand that mortgage interest is paid in arrears and that rent is paid up front.

Jack Kemp | July 03, 2007

Watching the third debate between the Democratic candidates for president on PBS at Howard University, I was struck by the juxtaposition of mostly white men and women discussing issues primarily related to people of color.

Debra J. Saunders | July 03, 2007

OK. I'm glad President Bush commuted the 30-month prison sentence of Scooter Libby, the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.

John McCaslin | July 03, 2007

Congress is gearing up for the 2008 presidential elections by introducing the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act, which seeks to "prevent voter suppression."

Thomas Sowell | July 03, 2007

With the White House, the leaders of both political parties, and the media all solidly behind the "comprehensive" immigration "reform" bill, how could it be stopped in the Senate, as it was last week?

David Limbaugh | July 03, 2007

Based on their consistent behavior in recent years, and specifically again in their presidential debate last Thursday, it is fair to ask whether there is any race-sensitive situation Democrats will not exploit for political purposes.

Cal Thomas | July 03, 2007

It's a long way from Washington, D.C., to Washington, Ind., where my father was born a century ago next January and where I am attending a Thomas family reunion. On the drive from Indianapolis, one passes towns that could fill a Norman Rockwell album. My favorite is named Freedom because, though the town has only a single flashing caution light, it displays many flags. If I don't slow down, I will miss both.

Dennis Prager | July 03, 2007

When Jews gather at the Passover Seder -- and this is the most widely observed Jewish holiday -- they recount the exodus from Egypt, an event that occurred 3,200 years ago. We Americans have difficulty keeping alive the memory of events that happened 231 years ago.

Pat Buchanan | July 03, 2007

A defeat like this is almost unheard of in Washington. For when the establishment unites -- as it did behind the Panama Canal giveaway and NAFTA -- it almost always wins.

Bill Murchison | July 03, 2007

That Americans, after all these years of tearing their hair out and trying everything in the wide world else, still can't iron out their racial predicaments tells us numerous things we need to understand.

Nathan Tabor | July 03, 2007

An intriguing ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court could re-open discussion about the brainwashing that occurs in all-too-many public school classrooms these days.

Bruce Bartlett | July 03, 2007

One of the things that surprises me so far in the race for the White House is that none of the Republicans is positioning himself clearly as the anti-Bush. I think there is a yearning for such a candidate among the Republican electorate.

Paul Weyrich | July 03, 2007

This has been an extraordinary week. The people have spoken twice - both against the leadership. In the United States Senate, the leadership of both parties by and large was on one side. The people, as reflected by the Senators who cast votes on that final cloture roll call, were with the people. In the House of Representatives all the leaders of the Majority Party voted against the wishes of the people. ALL of the leaders of the Minority Party were with the people. The people prevailed. Over 100 Members of the Majority Party joined every member of the Minority Party to prevail in lopsided fashion. In my more than four decades in our Nation's Capital I never remember a day such as we had last week.

Phil Harris | July 03, 2007

A group composed of a few friends and family members embarked on a bizarre adventure the other day. It was one of those moments in time, when one’s life teeters precariously on a fence.

Mon, Jul 02, 2007

Rich Lowry | July 02, 2007

It's appropriate that the symbol of a great democracy has come back as a matter of popular demand and intelligent democratic action. The bald eagle has always been a source of pride. Its recovery should be too.

Alan Sears | July 02, 2007

As a math professor, Mr. Kehowski has a pretty keen instinct for things that don’t add up – including a tendency among many of his fellow citizens to divide their celebrations of freedom from any appreciation of the One Who gave us that freedom in the first place.

Phyllis Schlafly | July 02, 2007

The goal of U.S. post-World War II trade agreements, such as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the World Trade Organization, was to lower tariffs mutually in pursuit of worldwide free trade. The trouble is that it takes two to tango and we trade with at least 137 countries that dance to a different tune.

Jon Sanders | July 02, 2007

He was a children's television hit; a giant, black and white mouse wearing white gloves and singing about world unification in a high-pitched, squeaky voice. Then a Jew killed him on the air.

Ken Connor | July 02, 2007

Bad news about your soul: it doesn't exist. So says the New York Times in an article entitled, Science of the Soul? 'I Think, Therefore I Am' Is Losing Force by Cornelia Dean.

Frank Gaffney | July 02, 2007

In the wake of this weekend’s spate of actual and attempted car-bombings in the U.K., I watched the uncut version of “The Path to 9/11” – ABC’s dramatic portrayal of the events that contributed to, and culminated in, the deadliest attacks on U.S. soil to date.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | July 02, 2007

Only the naïve believe that the flare up of radical Islam is a temporary response to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

John McCaslin | July 02, 2007

Like some fellow native Washingtonians, about the only time this columnist pays due respect to our city's wealth of museums, monuments and memorials is when out-of-town relatives and friends arrive for a visit.

John Boehner | July 02, 2007

The Democrats have been entirely unable to govern and their string of broken promises has left few accomplishments of which to speak. Indeed, nearly half of the 39 bills signed into law either name federal property or build a road.

Rich Galen | July 02, 2007

If, like me, you watch CNBC (since the demise of the Imus in the Morning program on MSNBC) you know that we are at what is known as "earnings season" when publicly traded companies report their quarterly results.

Michael Barone | July 02, 2007

The administration, by charging ahead on border security and setting the stage for a national identity card, can move the public toward accepting a comprehensive immigration bill in the years ahead.

Jonah Goldberg | July 02, 2007

There are few areas where I think common sense is more sorely lacking than in our public debates over free speech, and there's no better proof than two recent Supreme Court decisions.

Suzanne Fields | July 02, 2007

The sparklers, snakes, rockets and Roman candles will make a grand display at barbecues, fish fries and picnics this week, but between the second hot dog and the third brewski we ought to think about what the Fourth of July actually means. New Year's Day offers a time for personal appraisals of what we like about ourselves and what we'd like to change, and Independence Day offers that same pause for reflection -- for the nation and for each of us.

Debra J. Saunders | July 02, 2007

There's another rule in politics: If you don't believe you can sell a bill to the American people for what it really is, you deserve to lose.

Jason Mattera | July 02, 2007

Doug Giles is one of the most funny, entertaining, witty and bright commentators in America today. As a media spokesman for Young America’s Foundation, I am invited to speak on many talk radio and television shows about the uphill battles facing young conservatives in academia. Without question, it is always a privilege to be a guest on Doug’s radio show, ClashRadio.com.

Donald Lambro | July 02, 2007

Six months into the first session of the Democratic Congress and the last two years of the Bush administration, the news isn't good.

Robert Novak | July 02, 2007

I asked one of the few conservative Republican senators who stuck with President Bush on immigration to assess how Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell handled the issue.

Star Parker | July 02, 2007

According to Rasmussen, the main concern of the public -- 72 percent, according to his polling -- is border security. Yet, the main focus of the debate was how to legalize the 12 million plus here illegally.

Dinesh D'Souza | July 02, 2007

In recent years, we’ve heard a great deal about “why they hate us” and about why America is so bad. What the critiques often miss is what is good and even great about America.

La Shawn Barber | July 02, 2007

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court held that schools in Jefferson County, Kentucky, and Seattle, Washington, could not use race as a tiebreaker when assigning students.

Burt Prelutsky | July 02, 2007

June 28th was a very fine day, indeed. For one thing, under pressure from my fellow Americans, the boobs in the Beltway caved in, and stopped trying to shove the amnesty bill down our collective throats.

Mike Adams | July 02, 2007

It is not possible to believe that a child has a right to consent to abortion while simultaneously taking the view that she may not consent to sex. In fact, the sex is pretty much a prerequisite to the condition of pregnancy.

Kathryn Lopez | July 02, 2007

It is a tragedy when a force for good becomes a force for evil. But such is the case with Amnesty International.

Sun, Jul 01, 2007

Mary Grabar | July 01, 2007

Best-selling atheist authors are riding a wave of ignorance and illiteracy. The latest offering, God Is Not Great, comes from a bon vivant with a British accent, an attribute that lends sophistication in the eyes of the pseudo-intellectuals whose vision of the Christian is the Bible-thumping backwoodsman.

Michael McBride | July 01, 2007

As I have written before, politics is no longer about good legislation, it is about politicking. Our DC based legislative processes have evolved into a frenetic, self-absorbed, narcissistic tango of Beltway ricocheting that produces products not designed to yield a better functioning country; but designed only to preserve the contact between ours legislators’ abundant behinds and their opulent leather chairs.

Robert Bluey | July 01, 2007

Having halted the Bush-Kennedy “grand bargain” on immigration, many conservatives are expressing newfound optimism that they can do the same to the president’s signature education achievement, the No Child Left Behind Act.

Doug Giles | July 01, 2007

God, in His providence, has seen fit to bestow upon my wife and me two beautiful girls that we must steward into greatness.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | July 01, 2007

The Fourth of July brings to mind American Flags, parades, fireworks, BBQ and, where I live, country music. If you are like me, the start of the national anthem causes you to stand up, place your hand over your heart and look around for the United States flag. Tears well in your eyes, your chest swells and you are thankful to be an American. If the national anthem is followed by a rendition of Lee Greenwoods’ God Bless the USA, it can lead to swaying, hugging and tears streaming down your face.

Salena Zito | July 01, 2007

They sizzled in 2006. But can they sustain and perhaps gain in 2008?

Austin Hill | July 01, 2007

Okay - - so the immigration reform legislation crashed and burned. Most news reports have positioned this as a defeat for the President, and that is most certainly true.

Paul Greenberg | July 01, 2007

With the temperature climbing, and the good old summertime about to cover the country like a horse blanket, it's definitely time to update my annual list of heat-beaters.

George Will | July 01, 2007

In January 2002, in Juneau, Alaska, Joseph Frederick had the sort of idea that makes a teenager seem like one of nature's mistakes. Last week, after five years and the attention of 13 federal judges, Frederick became a footnote in constitutional history

Paul Jacob | July 01, 2007

Let's not sugarcoat it: If Democrats have their way, the federal government will soon do for energy what it has already done to sugar.

Kevin McCullough | July 01, 2007

There seems to be a pattern amongst the left and terrorists. They work together. Whether they do so intentionally or not is irrelevant. The actions of one are given cover by the others and in the end - they are all working for the same team.