Sun, Jul 29, 2007

Salena Zito | July 29, 2007

Preconceptions are a powerful thing. And no candidate is surrounded by more preconceptions than Hillary Clinton.

Paul Jacob | July 29, 2007

Not every foe foils our plans. And that's priceless.

Bob Burney | July 29, 2007

A reasonable parent begins the long process of teaching the child that selfishness and temper tantrums are not appropriate. That would be a reasonable parent. Unfortunately, reason seems to be a diminishing quality in today’s parents. For many parents today, narcissism on steroids has replaced reason.

Frank Pastore | July 29, 2007

Ahhh… The delicious irony of postmodern emergents asking me for evidence to support my arguments from last week’s “Why Al Qaeda Supports The Emergent Church”… when their relativistic worldview proclaims the futility of both evidence and argument.

Sat, Jul 28, 2007

Doug Giles | July 28, 2007

Guess what, freshman conservative college student? In a couple of weeks you’re going to have your liberal campus and its professors shove more crap down your throat than Rosie does her gullet during Chili’s Monday Night Nacho Monster Blowout Special, that’s what.

Tom Borelli | July 28, 2007

After years of adversarial and contentious relationships, some of the largest corporations are now collaborating with their former foes in pursuit of global warming regulations.

Robert Bluey | July 28, 2007

While the snowman question wasn’t exactly the highlight of the debate, it certainly didn’t demean the presidency. Laugh it off or call it stupid, but don’t use it as a litmus test.

Robert Novak | July 28, 2007

Karl Rove, President Bush's political lieutenant, told a closed-door meeting of 2008 Republican House candidates and their aides Tuesday that it was less the war in Iraq than corruption in Congress that caused their party's defeat in the 2006 elections.

Kathryn Lopez | July 28, 2007

Democrats missed a real opportunity during the July 23 CNN/YouTube debate to declare themselves proudly pro-choice. Not on abortion, but on education.

Rich Tucker | July 28, 2007

Sports fans can be forgiven for believing that their avocation draws the world’s most intelligent people into its ranks. repeatedly touted in the media as “geniuses.” However, there’s one place where the collective brainpower of the residents outweighs even that of the locker room: the halls of Congress.

Nathan Tabor | July 28, 2007

For all those who protest any effort to crack down on illegal immigration…for those who claim that we should pursue an open borders policy at all costs…I can only hope that you will study the story of Zina Linnik and reconsider a course which is putting our children at serious risk.

Fri, Jul 27, 2007

Michael Reagan | July 27, 2007

The Kennedy definition of politics was that it “ain’t beanball,” but as the Democratic debates on CNN the other night showed, politics ain’t even politics anymore – it’s show business a la Hollywood.

Calling him a "senior Taliban commander," The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Abdullah Mehsud blew himself up at his hide-out in the town of Zhob in southwestern Baluchistan Province in Pakistan, rather than surrender to government forces.

Michael Franc | July 27, 2007

During the heady days of 1993 when former First Lady Hillary Clinton assembled a group of health experts to reconfigure our health-care system, liberal strategists realized that the march toward socialized medicine might be a slow and halting one. Thus, they devised several alternate routes to the promised land of a universal, government-run system.

Ed Feulner | July 27, 2007

The rich soil of the Midwest can grow just about anything. Including, apparently, dollar bills. In fact, to grow those, one doesn't even need a plot of land.

John McCaslin | July 27, 2007

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he will investigate a threatening letter sent by the leader of an EPA-member group, vowing to "destroy" the career of a climate skeptic.

Hugh Hewitt | July 27, 2007

Of course the victory hasn't been won, and of course the argument about the war isn't going to vanish even if General Petraeus gives an optimistic report in mid-September. But that report will matter a great deal.

Brent Bozell | July 27, 2007

Vick is only part of a virtual flood of bad news from the sporting world.

David Limbaugh | July 27, 2007

Liberals like to think of themselves as "progressives," which is not only a euphemism to avoid the stigma attached to "liberal," but is intended to convey that they are a step ahead of conservatives -- socially, culturally, morally and, not least, intellectually.

Mona Charen | July 27, 2007

Wendy Shalit is loathed by a certain kind of feminist. When as a twentysomething college graduate she published her first book, "A Return to Modesty," she was scorned by The Nation's Katha Pollitt as a "twit," a "professional virgin" who should be given the task of designing "new spandex chadors for female Olympians." Others were less civil.

Oliver North | July 27, 2007

More than four decades ago, while I was a Naval Academy Midshipman visiting this delightful seaport city, one of my summer reading texts was "Sufferings in Africa."

Pat Buchanan | July 27, 2007

When, in the South Carolina debate, Barack Obama said he would meet with the leaders of Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, Iran and North Korea in his first year as president, he stepped into a cow pie.

Debra J. Saunders | July 27, 2007

With Democrats in control of Congress now, expect them to try to water down No Child Left Behind, as Washington works on a bill to reauthorize the landmark Bush education reform enacted in 2002. That is, expect Democrats to try to squeeze as much money as possible from federal taxpayers -- they rarely complain about spending -- while watering down accountability requirements so that schools don't have to do a better job teaching children. And they'll do it by undermining the testing system so that illiterate students can be labeled as success stories.

Linda Chavez | July 27, 2007

CU regents voted 8-1 this week to fire Churchill after a lengthy investigation that revealed a long history of academic misconduct by Churchill, including plagiarism.

Amanda Carpenter | July 27, 2007

The Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee thought the Caucasian judge Leslie Southwick was suitable to sit on a Mississippi’s district court, but he’d prefer a black man for the higher ranking 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Charles Krauthammer | July 27, 2007

For Barack Obama, it was strike two. And this one was a right-down-the-middle question from a YouTuber in Monday night's South Carolina debate: "Would you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea?" "I would," responded Obama.

Paul Weyrich | July 27, 2007

A recent media report on a reliably conservative channel indicated that the God gap going into the 2008 election is now even because both parties have pursued the religious vote. Since 1980 Republicans have held a near-monopoly on religious issues. In 2004, the so-called values voters re-elected President George W. Bush. Voters across the country turned out to change state constitutions, affirming that marriage is between one man and one woman. The marriage issue, especially in Ohio, assured that Bush had enough votes to win re-election.

Kathleen Parker | July 27, 2007

The recent YouTube presidential debate -- the oxymoronic event of history's longest political season -- has been dubbed "groundbreaking" and "historic." Let's also add "ridiculous."

Burt Prelutsky | July 27, 2007

Because I’m convinced that, come November of 2008, Hillary Clinton will be the presidential candidate of the Socialist party, I think it’s particularly important that the Republicans nominate Rudy Giuliani. I will admit that I have been waiting to see if Fred Thompson was going to toss his hat in the ring, but I finally got sick and tired of waiting. The guy’s about 6-foot-5 and probably weighs 280; which doesn’t hurt when he’s portraying a New York City D.A., but he’s simply not cut out to play a coquette.

John Hawkins | July 27, 2007

One of the biggest misperceptions out there is that Hillary Clinton is an unstoppable juggernaut who will run roughshod over any candidate that the GOP puts up in 2008.

Ken Blackwell | July 27, 2007

There were a few good moments watching the CNN/YouTube Democrat debate, but the real story is about moments that never happened. It appears that Senator Clinton got a pass on the questions that everyone should be asking her. Then to top it off, no candidate was asked about the most important issue for the next president.

Michael Gerson | July 27, 2007

Recent books and studies seem to indicate disturbing sexual trends among evangelical Christians. The new attention is on evangelical teenagers, who reportedly start sex earlier than their mainline Protestant peers.

Diana West | July 27, 2007

For precisely two hours and five minutes on the morning of July 21, 2007, there was something different about our world. The center of gravity shifted: President George W. Bush temporarily transferred the powers of his office to Vice President Dick Cheney.

Rebecca Hagelin | July 27, 2007

As a mom trying to raise my teens to be morally strong in a toxic culture, I welcome all the help I can get.

Lorie Byrd | July 27, 2007

Actor Matt Damon appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this week to promote his latest Jason Bourne flick, but most memorable from the interview was a clip Leno showed of Damon performing in a spot to promote alternative fuels. In the video clip Damon dressed as a gas pump and delivered the following line: “"Come on, Congress. Come on, big oil. Mandate cleaner cars and cleaner fuel. Flex fuel. A little bit of corn and a pinch of can-do attitude is all it takes. And kids love it too. Yippee!"

Fred Thompson | July 27, 2007

The Framers drew their design for our Constitution from a basic understanding of human nature. From the wisdom of the ages and from fresh experience, they understood the better angels of our nature, and the less admirable qualities of human beings entrusted with power.

Thu, Jul 26, 2007

Rich Lowry | July 26, 2007

Hillary Clinton has led in almost every national poll among the Democratic presidential candidates, usually by double digits. Clinton is the underestimated front-runner.

Steve Chapman | July 26, 2007

During the Democratic debate in South Carolina, I heard something I never expected to hear: Hillary Clinton coming out against U.S. military intervention.

Richard H. Collins | July 26, 2007

Is Hillary Clinton a "Liberal?" This has been one of the central questions of her presidential campaign so far. Last night’s CNN/You Tube debate included an opportunity for Hillary to answer this question and the result was yet another example of the former first lady trying to have it both ways.

Sol Stern | July 26, 2007

Mayoral control, the hot new trend in urban school reform, began in Boston and Chicago in the 1990s. Now it's the New York City school system, under the authority of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, that's become the beacon for education-mayor wannabes like Adrian Fenty of Washington, D.C., and Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles.

Roger Schlesinger | July 26, 2007

I am constantly being quizzed as to why I do not post mortgage rates on our web-site. That is a question with a very easy answer: why, the rates won't be good for the majority of those who would view them.

Tim Walberg | July 26, 2007

I once heard it said, "The attitude of Congress toward hidden taxes is not to do away with them, but to hide them better." Clearly, the same Democratic leadership that pledged to run the House with integrity and fiscal responsibility at the beginning of this year has abandoned that pledge in place of a new covenant similar to the one above.

Myron Magnet | July 26, 2007

Two April days threw a clarifying light on the state of race in America. On the 11th, North Carolina's attorney general exonerated three white Duke students of the rape charges that a black stripper had lodged with much press fanfare a year earlier. The next day, CBS fired shock jock Don Imus for calling black Rutgers women's basketball players "nappy-headed hos."

Robert Knight | July 26, 2007

When he is inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame on Sunday, it will be the second time that Cal Ripken Jr. will single-handedly lift baseball back onto its pedestal as the National Pastime.

John McCaslin | July 26, 2007

Drawing attention to the "gut feeling" expressed by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff earlier this month about an increased risk of a summertime terrorist attack in the United States, the Federal Protective Service (FPS), a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has issued an internal document detailing high-risk threats to federal buildings and employees.

John Boehner | July 26, 2007

In January I wrote in The Hill that after our losses last November, House Republicans "must recommit to the principles of limited and accountable government." Here we are, seven months into the 110th Congress, and I'm pleased to report we're doing just that.

Victor Davis Hanson | July 26, 2007

If Gen. David Petraeus can't stabilize Iraq by autumn - or if Americans decide to pull out of Iraq before he gets a fair chance - expect far worse chaos eventually to follow. We will see ethnic cleansing, mass murder of Iraqi reformers, Kurdistan threatened, emerging Turkish-, Iranian-, and Wahhabi-controlled rump states, and al-Qaida emboldened as American military prestige is ruined.

Cal Thomas | July 26, 2007

Credit CNN with trying to shake things up in an otherwise dull, exasperating and too-long campaign season with its YouTube Democratic presidential "debate" Monday night. There was a good deal of silliness, like Sen. Chris Dodd claiming he has white hair because he's a hardworking senator (what does that make senators with dark hair, dyed hair or no hair?).

Suzanne Fields | July 26, 2007

So many debates, so much time. The Democratic candidates complain of debate strain (or their staffs do, anonymously). Too many candidates, too little to say. The debates, a leading Republican non-candidate insists, are good reasons not to run for president.

Matt Towery | July 26, 2007

Last week brought a convergence of issues into the public realm, all of which I've previously written about, polled on or participated in.

Donald Lambro | July 26, 2007

You can tell a lot about presidential candidates by the policy wonks they surround themselves with, especially the economic advisers. The Democratic presidential front-runners have brought in like-minded Wall Street financiers, economists and policymakers. But in some cases, others are thrown into the mix who have radically different ideas, and some of it may be sheer window dressing to appeal to the special interests they need to win the nomination.

Marvin Olasky | July 26, 2007

Lewis, describing this desire to be in the "Inner Ring," emphasized that "Of all the passions the passion for the Inner Ring is most skillful in making a man who is not yet a very bad man do very bad things."

Robert Novak | July 26, 2007

The White House is feckless. Once off the government payroll, Sara Taylor was on her own to explain a world she never built.

Amanda Carpenter | July 26, 2007

In the rush before their August recess, Congress has been very busy. Here’s a quick rundown of some of their work, including an important victories, battles and polls this week.

Joel Mowbray | July 26, 2007

While the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been busy attacking syndicated columnist Cal Thomas recently for supposedly “Islamophobic” comments, the media-hungry group did not condemn the recent foiled terrorist plots in London or the successful one in Glasgow, Scotland.

Emmett Tyrrell | July 26, 2007

The "debate" brought to mind the 2004 presidential race, when the Democrats catered mainly to the kind of patheticos that now apparently gravitate to YouTube. Obviously, the Democrats will cater to them again.

Larry Elder | July 26, 2007

The following letter should have been written, but was not, by an illegal alien:

Cliff May | July 26, 2007

For the sake of argument, imagine that opponents of the war in Iraq are right. Suppose that our military -- designed to confront a different enemy, on a different battlefield, in a different era -- has met its match.

Fred Thompson | July 26, 2007

Most Americans want something to be done about the illegal immigration problem we have in this country.

Wed, Jul 25, 2007

the Senate on the one hand and President Bush on the other appear to have crafted a generous extension of the program that may now fall prey to the House Democratic desire to provoke a presidential veto — and the children be damned!

Ann Coulter | July 25, 2007

B. Hussein Obama got the party started by claiming he couldn't get a cab in New York because he's black. Even writers for The New York Times don't drag this canard out anymore.

Janice Shaw Crouse | July 25, 2007

Earlier this month, a 40-year-old man, Shawn Bailey, and a 22-year-old woman were arrested in Phoenix for actively pimping girls aged 14-17.

Maggie Gallagher | July 25, 2007

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's report makes one thing perfectly clear: Gov. Eliot Spitzer's administration tried to trump up a scandal against his major opposition leader, then lied vigorously to the public afterward for weeks about their role.

Michael Gerson | July 25, 2007

Across Sudan, northern Uganda and eastern Congo, many have lived in the shadow of violence for decades. A brutal few are loyal to the darkness.

Michael Medved | July 25, 2007

Kennedy speechwriter Ted Sorensen (now 79) has written a speech intended as an “Acceptance Speech” which he means to offer to whichever candidate prevails in the nomination fight and has delivered an unabashed defense of liberalism.

Amanda Carpenter | July 25, 2007

The day the first minimum wage increase in 10 years was enacted, Democrats and Big Labor made it clear they would ask for another hike soon.

John McCaslin | July 25, 2007

Don't be alarmed if you look up and see a person dangling from the U.S. Capitol dome. To ensure that the "umbrella" over the Rotunda remains watertight, there is about to be a monthlong inspection and resealing of joints along the exterior shell of the dome, from the base of the Statue of Freedom downward.

Rich Galen | July 25, 2007

There is a theory which states: Television fundamentally changes anything it covers. I think that might actually be my theory, but maybe not.

Michelle Malkin | July 25, 2007

Sen. Joe Biden is the embodiment of snide. Snide is the embodiment of the left-wing attitude toward gun owners. So when snide Joe Biden confronted a YouTube user who asked Democrat presidential candidates about gun control during a debate Monday night, what unfolded was a Teachable YouTube Moment -- the caught-on-tape embodiment of ideological snideness toward the Second Amendment and those who defend it.

John Stossel | July 25, 2007

In political life today, you are considered compassionate if you demand that government impose your preferences on others.

Walter E. Williams | July 25, 2007

Sometimes the advocates of socialized medicine claim that health care is too important to be left to the market. That's why some politicians are calling for us to adopt health care systems such as those in Canada, the United Kingdom and other European nations. But the suggestion that we'd be better served with more government control doesn't even pass a simple smell test.

Brent Bozell | July 25, 2007

The questioners CNN presented may have given the debate a different flavor, but what the consumer was really left with was the aftertaste of too much soda bubbles and syrup.

Jonah Goldberg | July 25, 2007

Barack Obama says preventing genocide isn't a good enough reason to stay in Iraq.

Tony Blankley | July 25, 2007

Just as our troops are fighting the terrorists in Iraq so we don't have to face them here at home, I watched the Democratic Party presidential debate on Monday so you wouldn't need to let those egregious people into your own living rooms. (Although, obviously, our troops in Iraq face deadly duty, while I only face deadly dull duty.)

Terry Jeffrey | July 25, 2007

I suspect the way many viewers reacted to this week's Democratic presidential debate co-sponsored by CNN and YouTube depended on whether they generally see themselves on the taking or giving end of government transactions.

Ben Shapiro | July 25, 2007

Monday night marked the Democrats' most interesting debate to date -- which is to say, the audience fell unconscious about halfway through, as opposed to during the opening statements.

Austin Bay | July 25, 2007

Memo to the next president: You need to fix the biggest problem in Washington. Everyone knows what that problem is. Honky-tonk denizens would call it lack of team play. Policy wonks call it "the broken interagency process."

Paul Greenberg | July 25, 2007

The message was waiting on my answering machine: "Daddy, we've had a baby girl!" Seven pounds, 14 ounces. Full head of hair. Delicate features. Fingers and toes all there. Definitely a girl. After two grandsons, I hadn't dared hope.

Paul Greenberg | July 25, 2007

Another editor here at the paper wants to know if I consider writing a science or an art. He's compiling a booklet on the subject for young writers, and would like me to contribute a chapter, maybe offer some practical suggestions. Glad to, I say. Writing about writing is so much easier than writing.

Jacob Sullum | July 25, 2007

Politically, making smokers pay for children's health insurance is a great idea: Everybody loves children, and everybody hates smokers.

Kathleen Parker | July 25, 2007

So did you hear the one about American soldiers playing with dead baby parts found in a mass grave in Iraq? No wait, how about the guy who loved to drive Bradley armored vehicles so he could knock down concrete barriers and mow down little doggies sunning in the road?

Paul Weyrich | July 25, 2007

With little more than a year remaining before the next presidential election, I have some ideas about who will win and who will lose. My record to date has been remarkably accurate.

Walter E. Williams | July 25, 2007

Sometimes the advocates of socialized medicine claim that health care is too important to be left to the market. That's why some politicians are calling for us to adopt health care systems such as those in Canada, the United Kingdom and other European nations.

Mike Adams | July 25, 2007

When someone unleashes a seemingly incomprehensible amount of rage upon innocent civilians – as seen in the recent Virginia Tech killings – there is one question everyone seems to ask: “What would motivate someone to do such a thing.”

Tue, Jul 24, 2007

Lisa De Pasquale | July 24, 2007

Last week, conservative bloggers came to the defense of American soldiers after The New Republic published its third article by “Scott Thomas,” a pseudonym for a soldier that says he is currently serving in Iraq. On July 13, “Thomas” relayed an incident that took place in the chow hall in which he and a group of soldiers made fun of a female contractor whose face was disfigured by an IED.

Roger Schlesinger | July 24, 2007

Even if it would help, which it wouldn't, I certainly would not advocate getting rid of sub-prime mortgage loans.

Amanda Carpenter | July 24, 2007

In the third televised Democratic presidential debate, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D.-N.Y.) said she would rather be called a "modern day progressive" than a liberal.

John McCaslin | July 24, 2007

Contrary to predictions by practically every pundit in Washington, Mr. Cheney outlasted repeated rumors of his impending demise, whether it be due to "declining health," spreading "faulty intelligence," CIA spy-leak "links," using "poor" judgment, or just plain peppering his pal with birdshot.

What did Fred Thompson's son, Daniel, do to earn the more than $170,000 that his firm, Daniel Thompson Associates, was paid from his father's federal political action committee, the Fred D. Thompson PAC? The records suggest he did next to nothing.

Amanda Carpenter | July 24, 2007

Sen. Barack Obama (D.-Ill.) called opponents of the Senate immigration bill “racist,” strutted picket lines and said universal health care should include abortion in his last week of campaigning for the Democratic nomination for President.

Thomas Sowell | July 24, 2007

"Moral paralysis" is a term that has been used to describe the inaction of France, England and other European democracies in the 1930s, as they watched Hitler build up the military forces that he later used to attack them."

David Limbaugh | July 24, 2007

Very good news is coming out of Iraq. Not surprisingly, this hasn't caused a change of heart among the Democratic leadership.

Cal Thomas | July 24, 2007

The release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the final book in the Harry Potter series, has momentarily diverted the public's attention from certain realities: The weather, which normally depresses during winter months when there is less sunlight, has been crying unmercifully on Britain, bringing what the Daily Telegraph calls "chaos and misery" as homes are flooded, flights are canceled, or delayed, and train and subway service is disrupted.

Dennis Prager | July 24, 2007

With the recent charges that a major National Football League player had allowed cruel dog fights on his home property, the issue of cruelty to animals has been brought to national attention.

Pat Buchanan | July 24, 2007

Of all the preseason games in the run-up to the GOP nomination, none is more crucial than the Iowa Straw Poll.

Phyllis Schlafly | July 24, 2007

Debates about same-sex marriage and gay adoptions always include the argument that a child has the right to both a father and a mother. If that is true, why is a child usually deprived of that right when heterosexual couples divorce? It would seem that maintaining the father's love and authority would be crucial when a child's life is turned upside down by divorce. Yet, family courts routinely deprive children of one parent, usually the father, restricting his time with his child to about six days a month.

Bill Murchison | July 24, 2007

The Democrats are poised to hurl America right over the cliff, to the rocks below.

Mike Gallagher | July 24, 2007

It’s a story that reflects our cynical, bitter world full of disappointment and contempt for decency.

Mon, Jul 23, 2007

Rich Lowry | July 23, 2007

If you see something, hire a lawyer. Then, perhaps, you can say something. That would be the new mantra for passenger vigilance -- replacing the ubiquitous "If you see something, say something" -- if Democrats get their way in Congress.

Bill Steigerwald | July 23, 2007

Long before he gave us the Valerie Plame Affair, veteran syndicated political columnist and TV pundit Robert Novak was causing trouble for powerful people and covering the biggest stories in Washington, D.C.

W. Stovall Witte III | July 23, 2007

Democrats seeking nomination for the 2008 Presidential election must think the American people are pretty gullible. How else can one explain the location and the format they've chosen for their next national debate?

Phyllis Schlafly | July 23, 2007

Debates about same-sex marriage and gay adoptions always include the argument that a child has the right to both a father and a mother. If that is true, why is a child usually deprived of that right when heterosexual couples divorce?

John McCaslin | July 23, 2007

So how does the world's largest animal rights organization show its appreciation to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry for proposing legislation aimed at eliminating dogfighting, as well as for sending a strongly worded letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell requesting he suspend Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who was indicted this past week on dogfighting charges?

Rich Galen | July 23, 2007

Ok. I'm on the payroll. I can no longer be on CNN's Strategy Session with Wolf Blitzer against James Carville, Donna Brazile or Paul Begala. And, I did my last Weekend Live segment on Fox with sparring partner Bob Beckel this past weekend.

Michael Barone | July 23, 2007

For the past 15 years, our politics has been a civil war between two halves of the baby boom generation (generally taken to include those born between 1946 and 1964).

Suzanne Fields | July 23, 2007

The children and grandchildren of baby boomers have been called a lot of names, and most of the printable ones are taken from the alphabet: Generation X, Y and Z. The young professionals, as they call themselves, may turn out to be the most rebellious generation of all.

Donald Lambro | July 23, 2007

The war against Islamic terrorism in Iraq is still a work in progress, but a few strategic victories in the past few months suggest the forces of freedom may be making some headway there.

Robert Novak | July 23, 2007

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid picked up his ball and went home following his staged all-night session last week, he saved from possible embarrassment one of the least regular members of his Democratic caucus: Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska.

Mike Adams | July 23, 2007

I won’t talk about why I’m a Christian. But I will talk about why I’m an optimist and about the personal setback that helped make me one.

Dinesh D'Souza | July 23, 2007

We are in an age of self-esteem, which is why only firstborns should read this article. It reports on new research that has found that the oldest child tends to be the smartest one in the family.

Carol Platt Liebau | July 23, 2007

Republicans have a compelling case to make – of Democrat power-mongering, politics-playing, and profound lack of seriousness in protecting the American people and their vital national security interests, both at home and abroad.

Star Parker | July 23, 2007

The Senate Finance Committee has approved a major expansion of SCHIP, the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | July 23, 2007

Last Tuesday night, two contrasting groups gathered in Washington, D.C. One group held an anti-Iraq war vigil, orchestrated by the Democratic senatorial team. The opposing group was a pro-Israel assembly of over 4,500 Christians gathered at the D.C. Convention Center for a night to honor Israel.

Armstrong Williams | July 23, 2007

If Howard Dean, the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has any sense at all, he will spend as long as it takes to fix this mess. Not only should he put America’s biggest labor and union supporter, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) on his speed dial, but he should park his butt on their front porch until they agree to see him. Because without their financial support and the votes of the ten million union members in America, Dean can forget about taking back the White House next year.

Burt Prelutsky | July 23, 2007

Can’t anybody shut up Jimmy Carter once and for all? In his latest statement, he blamed America for fomenting trouble in Gaza by siding with the Fatah against Hamas.

Sun, Jul 22, 2007

Frank Pastore | July 22, 2007

A post-Christian, post-modern, secular-socialist America will be no match for a radical Islam fueled by petro-dollars and threatening the use of nuclear weapons.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | July 22, 2007

It’s no secret: Everyone who wants to sell anything wants to be a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. They may not admit it but they do. Authors, experts, actors and politicians all hope and believe that, if they appear on the show, they will experience the Oprah effect, a rapid increase in sales and popularity from the 49 million viewers who tune in each week.

Debra J. Saunders | July 22, 2007

Bush should commute the sentences of former Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.

Robert Bluey | July 22, 2007

Congress hasn’t accomplished much this year, but at least our politicians are displaying a flair for political theater.

Paul Jacob | July 22, 2007

What's worse than a tax? Ask drivers in the state of Virginia, who have let out a huge, honking outcry.

Austin Hill | July 22, 2007

The President is within striking distance of another great opportunity. Let’s hope he doesn’t miss it this time around.

Ken Connor | July 22, 2007

"You can't legislate morality." You hear it all the time in Washington, DC. Some Americans assume that there is something unseemly about making laws based on moral standards. Such a notion is absurd, of course. All laws are based on someone's moral standards, someone's view of how things ought to be.

Paul Edwards | July 22, 2007

One of the most prolific writers on the subject of the Democratic Party and religion is Amy Sullivan, an editor with the Washington Monthly. TIME magazine recently posted two essays by Ms. Sullivan that are must-reads for evangelical Christians as we consider the faith of the Democratic presidential candidates.