Sat, Sep 01, 2007

Wayne Winegarden | September 01, 2007

Today Corporate Social Responsibility is synonymous with environmental responsibility. Environmental responsibility, of course, means that a company accepts that global warming is occurring; man (particularly modern business) is the primary reason why global warming is occurring; the consequences of global warming will be disastrous for planet Earth; and consequently, businesses should be willing to sacrifice anything in the name of environmental responsibility.

Diana West | September 01, 2007

History, as Marx famously said (by way of paraphrasing Hegel), repeats itself -- "the first time as tragedy, the second as farce."

Kathryn Lopez | September 01, 2007

I wonder whether the media will be as aggressive as it looks at what seems to be newfound religion among Democratic presidential front-runners.<

Robert Novak | September 01, 2007

Clinton's opponents don't raise the question in public. But there is such underground talk in Iowa, the state opening the battle for convention delegates, questioning her "electability."

Bill Steigerwald | September 01, 2007

If Canada's national health-care system is so dang wonderful, why are so many Canadians coming to America to pay for their own medical care?

Brent Bozell | September 01, 2007

Meet "Dr. 90210," an E! series starring Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Rey, a fussy young doctor with half-bleached hair who looks qualified to rebuild iPods, not the human body.

Fri, Aug 31, 2007

Rich Tucker | August 31, 2007

It wasn’t long ago that most conspiracy theories came from conservatives. The right, after all gave our country the John Birch Society. But these days, liberals have a virtual monopoly on loony ideas -- and they seem to be getting crazier all the time.

Richard H. Collins | August 31, 2007

Hillary Clinton is once again facing questions about inappropriate campaign contributions. Anyone with knowledge of recent history is not shocked. The Clinton’s have a long history of questionable campaign fundraising.

Lt. Col. Scott Rutter | August 31, 2007

While the world sits on the sidelines, the U.S. continues to plug away at progress in Iraq. As we wait to hear the results of the surge, we are provided with a daily media reminder of the failure of the Iraqi government to meet the benchmarks established by the U.S. In the end, will we call this a military fiasco, with pundits claiming we should never have gone to war and that George Bush’s steadfastness was nothing more than stubbornness?

Ed Feulner | August 31, 2007

Here’s an “only in Washington” story for you.

Amanda Carpenter | August 31, 2007

A longtime Clinton advisor was at the helm of a George Soros-backed Democratic fundraising group when it illegally spent campaign cash during the 2004 presidential election.

Michael Gerson | August 31, 2007

The season now ending with school bells and the return of Congress was supposed to be the "Iraq Summer." A coalition of antiwar groups promised 10 weeks of phone banks, billboards, petitions and protests targeted at 40 Republican members of Congress who support the war. "It's going to be like laying asphalt in August -- hot," boasted one organizer.

Roger Schlesinger | August 31, 2007

There is a very large credit card company that recently closed their wholesale mortgage company and laid off 1900 people. It happened a week or so ago and was very upsetting to me as I had worked with them for over a decade.

John McCaslin | August 31, 2007

"Jenna has always liked Texas, more than her sister, Barbara," author Ronald Kessler explained to Inside the Beltway yesterday, after disclosing this week that presidential daughter Jenna Bush apparently won't be having the first White House wedding since President Nixon's daughter Tricia walked down the Rose Garden aisle.

Mike Adams | August 31, 2007

On August 26, 2004, Mr. Ford met with Professor Wetchler, as Wetchler had requested via e-mail (see Parts I, II, III, and IV of this series for background information). At the outset of the meeting, Wetchler stated that he was representing all of the program faculty members when he said: “You’re not in trouble. This is an opportunity for you to make changes because we are extremely concerned about your behavior.”

John Hawkins | August 31, 2007

Two years after Katrina, everywhere you turn, there are people carping, whining, and kvetching. Just why hasn't the pity party for the citizens of New Orleans run out of booze and chips yet?

Jonah Goldberg | August 31, 2007

In the wake of the Larry Craig "Bathroomgate" story, some intrepid free-market-oriented bloggers came up with a novel solution to the problem of closeted gay conservatives indulging their carnal desires on the side. Gay sex offsets.

David Limbaugh | August 31, 2007

Democrats have only two arguments left against extending the Bush tax cuts, but recent data affirm that neither is valid.

Mona Charen | August 31, 2007

New Orleans was deeply troubled before Katrina, beset by corruption, high crime rates, poor family structure and a weak economy.

Oliver North | August 31, 2007

If September goes as August ended, this is going to be a very interesting month.

Pat Buchanan | August 31, 2007

Rarely has a United States senator fallen so fast from grace or been so completely abandoned.

Paul Greenberg | August 31, 2007

The height and heat are real, the news of the day of only abstract interest. When you hear that an Alberto Gonzales or Karl Rove has left government employ, from this height it's as if another aide to another viceroy in another distant capital had stepped down. It's just another dream drying up in the heat.

Kathleen Parker | August 31, 2007

In the interest of time and limited space, rather than mention all Republicans who are either closeted gays or clients of escort services, we'd like to ask those who do not belong to either group to please come forward.

Douglas MacKinnon | August 31, 2007

In the cesspool that Washington has become, truth and clarity still manage to bubble to the surface on occasion.

Charles Krauthammer | August 31, 2007

The rift between Washington and Baghdad is opening. It will only widen as long as Maliki is in power.

Amanda Carpenter | August 31, 2007

The liberal Center for American Progress organized a panel discussion to criticize a newly-passed bill that expands the Bush administration’s wiretapping program under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Wednesday.

Lorie Byrd | August 31, 2007

Immediately following September 11, many liberals reflexively and preemptively accused those on the right of questioning their patriotism, before anyone had even had a chance to do so. For a honeymoon period of about six months, as President Bush’s poll numbers skyrocketed in response to his successful handling of the aftermath of the attacks, most liberals held their tongues.

Burt Prelutsky | August 31, 2007

Every so often I hear from a self-anointed right-wing commissar that I'm not really a conservative simply because he's disagreed with something I wrote. The most annoying aspect of being called on the carpet is that it serves to remind me that some of those on the right can be every bit as dogmatic and self-righteous as the pinheads on the left.

Jon Sanders | August 31, 2007

So according to the wisdom of the public education establishment, a high-school valedictorian should lose her diploma for – not cheating, not plagiarism, but 30 seconds of telling her classmates about her faith in Jesus.

Thu, Aug 30, 2007

Matt Towery | August 30, 2007

Consider this scenario: Romney wins Iowa, New Hampshire, and does OK in the second-tier Nevada caucus. Next comes Michigan, where Romney has much in his favor.

Herb London | August 30, 2007

The subprime mortgage market has caused a convulsion on Wall Street with several analysts insisting it foreshadows a deep recession. There is little question that a sharp increase in delinquent mortgage payments has been due to loans made to borrowers with weak credit.

Robert Knight | August 30, 2007

As Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was figuratively dragged out of the restroom and into the spotlight this week, the media have been ignoring another compelling story about sex in public toilets.

Rich Galen | August 30, 2007

Every August, it seems, something comes up which captures the attention of the national press corps and becomes THE STORY.

Mike Adams | August 30, 2007

On July 10, 2004, Mr. Ford met with Professor Wetchler to explain that he would choose another topic for his thesis. Wetchler encouraged Mr. Ford to consider two topics: (1) the relationship between differentiation and religiosity; and (2) the relationship between identity foreclosure and intolerance.

Larry Elder | August 30, 2007

Is Elvira Arellano -- the recently deported Mexican illegal alien -- the new Rosa Parks?

Michael Reagan | August 30, 2007

Listening to Idaho Republican Senator Larry Craig proclaim in near-thundering terms that he is not gay and never has been gay, I couldn't help but recall hearing Bill Clinton swear he "did not have sex with that woman."

Ken Blackwell | August 30, 2007

In light of recent polls, pundits have speculated that Sen. Barack Obama will need a miracle to win his party’s presidential nomination. After offending many of the nation’s ministers, priests and rabbis in a speech this summer, he’d better have a direct line to the Almighty.<

Lisa De Pasquale | August 30, 2007

It was no surprise last week when GreenStone Media announced the end of its all women, all whining, all the time radio network. In the year since its inception, GreenStone only had 11 stations that carried its programming. The mainstream media was positively orgasmic when GreenStone launched in late 2006. The network was backed by investors like Gloria Steinem, Rosie O’Donnell, Billie Jean King and Jane Fonda who all ponied up $3.1 million.

Debra J. Saunders | August 30, 2007

Cloud over Idaho? People of Idaho -- demand that this lout resign.

Terry Jeffrey | August 30, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO -- A magnificent ongoing act of defiance against the forces of nature, the Golden Gate Bridge symbolizes the scope and fragility of American greatness.

Linda Chavez | August 30, 2007

Sen. Craig's political career is probably over. The abuse of power, however, was not Sen. Craig's but the media's, who pick and choose whose privacy they will violate on a partisan basis.

Donald Lambro | August 30, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Republicans face another hostile political climate next year, but GOP congressional election strategists think they may have found a way to overcome it.

Rebecca Hagelin | August 30, 2007

You can’t send two sons off to college, as my husband and I now have, and expect them to succeed if you haven’t taught them some sense of self-reliance. Indeed, that virtue has long been recognized as a foundational mark of the American character. It enabled our forefathers to establish a nation that still serves as a beacon of freedom to the world. No free republic can survive without it.

Jacob Sullum | August 30, 2007

Because he's resigning, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales won't have much chance to exercise his powers under the Protect America Act. The new law charges the attorney general with determining which international communications involving people in the U.S. will be subject to warrantless surveillance.

Michael Fumento | August 30, 2007

To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.” So observed Benjamin Franklin centuries ago. But Franklin didn’t comment on whether food intake restriction worked by keeping people thin or by making them thin. Indeed, it’s become a mantra of the “size acceptance” groups that there’s no scientific evidence that losing weight increases longevity. And it’s been true – until now.

William Rusher | August 30, 2007

September is shaping up to be a major month for American foreign policy. President Bush, having quite responsibly (in my opinion) taken America into Iraq in 2003 to cope with what appeared to just about everyone to be a serious nuclear danger, quickly discovered that the danger was in fact nonexistent.

Robert Novak | August 30, 2007

WASHINGTON -- One day after Alberto Gonzales submitted his resignation as attorney general and two days before it was made public, White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten was on the phone Saturday feeling out who might be available as a replacement. That Bolten had a short list in hand indicates that even if George W. Bush had been ready to ride out his presidency with his dear friend at the Justice Department, senior aides were eager to staunch the political bleeding.

George Will | August 30, 2007

PARIS -- "We," the finance minister says, "have a terrible past." She also says: "In a way, we've had it too easy." Christine Lagarde is correct on both counts.

Larry Kudlow | August 30, 2007

So, the president and Mrs. Bush went down to New Orleans to commemorate the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Who knows?

Marvin Olasky | August 30, 2007

"They'll walk out to the bleachers, sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: It's a part of our past."

Emmett Tyrrell | August 30, 2007

The foul mood could deny voters what should be a stimulating presidential match-up, McCain against his Republican rivals and then maybe against the Democratic nominee.

Wed, Aug 29, 2007

Ann Coulter | August 29, 2007

Right-wingers like me never trusted Gonzales. But watching Hillary Rodham Clinton literally applaud the announcement of Gonzales' resignation on Monday was more than any human being should have to bear.

Tom DeLay | August 29, 2007

I have a very important mission for all of you. Our good friend's at Freedom's Watch are running a $15 million ad buy calling on the American public to tell members of Congress to support full funding of the war in Iraq.

David Strom | August 29, 2007

For most of us, life is pretty simple. If there isn't enough of something and prices skyrocket, the last thing we would think of is limiting the supplies even more and raising prices by slapping even higher taxes on it.

Michael Gerson | August 29, 2007

The Democratic Party has undertaken an ostentatious outreach to religious voters, creating a Faith Advisory Council and cultivating clergy around the country. But these efforts might be more credible if Democrats were not simultaneously trying to incite conflict between Roman Catholics and Protestants in Louisiana -- and managing to offend both groups in the process.

Paul Driessen | August 29, 2007

For decades, Nazi and Communist regimes ruled Romania, kept her people impoverished and exploited her resources – tearing vast mineral wealth from her mountains, with little regard for worker safety, people’s health or the environment. When the Soviet Empire collapsed, Romania eagerly embraced a more hopeful future and embarked on a course to join the European Union.

Janice Shaw Crouse | August 29, 2007

After the service, when we were complimenting the parents on their well-mannered children, we learned that the family had journeyed to Washington for the burial of the wife’s father in Arlington National Cemetery earlier in the week. Her father was a Vietnam veteran, and she proudly related the fact that he had won the Silver Star for valor in combat.

Walter E. Williams | August 29, 2007

London's Times Online recently reported that, according to Vatican sources, Pope Benedict XVI is working on his second encyclical, a doctrinal pronouncement that will condemn tax evasion as "socially unjust."

Kevin McCullough | August 29, 2007

Senator Larry Craig is either incoherent or incompetent – or both. His press conference on Tuesday afternoon was exactly the wrong thing to do - on nearly every level. And I for one do not believe that most of his story holds. Save this one item, when he stated clearly, "I am not gay!"

Michelle Malkin | August 29, 2007

The dog days of August have drawn to a close. This is the calm before the gathering political storm.

John Stossel | August 29, 2007

In May, the Commonwealth Fund issued its latest comparison of the U.S. medical system with five other wealthy nations' systems: Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and Great Britain.

Brent Bozell | August 29, 2007

Watching network morning show anchors interview the Democratic presidential candidates often makes you wonder if you've seen tougher interviews on overnight acne-care infomercials.

Mike Adams | August 29, 2007

Duffy-Greslo spent the three hour class period exploring the homosexual political agenda and how her fellow students could advance it in America.

Jonah Goldberg | August 29, 2007

To the bitter end, Gonzales remained the most self-involved attorney general in modern memory.

Tony Blankley | August 29, 2007

It sort of makes sense that in a country that invented instant coffee, instant mashed potatoes, drive-through fast food restaurants and the microwave, Nicole Richie would be released from jail last Thursday after serving 82 minutes.

Cal Thomas | August 29, 2007

Britain's version of Elvis week reaches its crescendo Friday with a memorial service marking the 10th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Michael Medved | August 29, 2007

If there’s one sentiment that seems to unite desperate Republicans in the run-up to the campaign of 2008 it would seem to be profound discomfort, if not outright disgust, with the current field of Presidential candidates.

Ben Shapiro | August 29, 2007

Larry Craig will almost certainly resign his Senate seat. But Craig is a symptom of a deeper problem plaguing our politics. Until voters insist on honesty rather than payoffs, corruption will remain endemic to the halls of power.

Debra J. Saunders | August 29, 2007

I figured that the Bushies had decided that if Gonzales left, congressional Democrats would respond by poking at a new administration biggie. So the ever-loyal Gonzales stayed on as Bush administration's designated punching bag.

Austin Bay | August 29, 2007

There really is no particularly informative historical precedent for Gen. David Petraeus' upcoming public assessment of Iraq.

Jacob Sullum | August 29, 2007

Looking back at Gonzales' years in Washington as he leaves the Justice Department, we see no examples of the integrity and independence that a groggy Ashcroft displayed in that hospital room.

Paul Weyrich | August 29, 2007

Before the Cold War concluded, the late Dr. Robert Krieble and I traveled the length and breadth of what was then the Soviet Union. Dr. Krieble taught how to start a business with very little or no capital. I taught how to win elections. Each of us was accompanied by two or three colleagues.

Kathleen Parker | August 29, 2007

visitor well versed in Southern stereotypes might be disappointed to discover that the indigenous people of this upstate community harbor a passion not for a benighted Confederacy, but for literature.

Amanda Carpenter | August 29, 2007

A flood of newly-issued war reports, speeches and international feuds are beginning to set the stage for an upcoming showdown between anti-war senators and Army Gen. David H. Petraeus this September.

Matt Barber | August 29, 2007

Illinois School District 126, covering Alsip, Hazelgreen and Oak Lawn, has defended its choice to assign summer reading to 12- and 13-year-olds that is replete with harsh profanity and references to teen sex (even teen sex with adults).

Tue, Aug 28, 2007

Michael Barone | August 28, 2007

We have other weapons that are being deployed now -- not by the military, the federal government or officials in Washington, but by state government officials and legislatures in state capitals, who are working to divest their pension funds of stocks in companies that do business in Iran.

Mary Katharine Ham | August 28, 2007

I must admit my outrage trigger is not as sensitive as some people’s. But, you would think, when it comes to child abuse, I’d get upset pretty quickly, right?

Thomas Sowell | August 28, 2007

A whole nation following the tragedy of a mine cave-in in Utah was struck by the further tragedy of another cave-in at the same mine, killing men who had gone underground to try to rescue the miners trapped there.

Mike Adams | August 28, 2007

In the master’s program referred to in part one of this series, all students are required to take a class in “sex therapy.” A significant portion of this class focuses on “visual desensitization.” That means the professors show a lot of videos and pictures of people having sex. Of course, students are “free” to excuse themselves from class if the sex scenes make them uncomfortable. However, students know that if they were to do so, they would face repercussions later.

David Limbaugh | August 28, 2007

Newsweek's Anna Quindlen recently wrote that a presidential victory for Rudy Giuliani "wouldn't be a good thing for this country, but his candidacy may wind up being a good thing for his party," which Quindlen obviously believes has been hijacked by the Christian right.

Cal Thomas | August 28, 2007

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - Perhaps there will not always be an England. An exodus unprecedented in modern times, coupled with a record influx of foreigners, is threatening to erode the character of the land of William Shakespeare and overpowering monarchs, a land that served as the cradle for much of American thought, law and culture.

Dennis Prager | August 28, 2007

I have spent a good part of my life trying to understand people I disagree with, whether on the right or the left, whether members of my own religion or of other religions or of no religion.

Pat Buchanan | August 28, 2007

As Americans anguish over how to extricate this country from Iraq without a disaster greater than what we now have, and without our friends suffering the fate of our friends in Cambodia and Vietnam, they had best brace themselves. This escalator is going up.

Paul Greenberg | August 28, 2007

What's wrong with George W. Bush? Doesn't he know America has already been defeated in Iraq? Doesn't he read The New York Times? Doesn't he listen to NPR?

Bill Murchison | August 28, 2007

Umm-hmm. Yep. The Alberto Gonzales thing never was primarily about Alberto.

Mon, Aug 27, 2007

Rich Lowry | August 27, 2007

Alberto Gonzales became intimately familiar with what departing White House adviser Karl Rove calls "the mob" -- the howling mass of Democratic members of Congress, bloggers and media commentators who despise all things Bush. His tenure as attorney general, and now his departure, represent a triumph for the mob.

Richard H. Collins | August 27, 2007

One of the great ironies of this year’s Democratic presidential primary is that the very accusations that the rabid Left hurls at President Bush apply equally to Hillary Clinton. This, in addition to her waffling on Iraq and her centrist posturing, is a key element of the distrust the base feels towards the former First Lady.

Phyllis Schlafly | August 27, 2007

The newest public school fad was announced last week on the front page of the New York Times, so educators must be taking it seriously. If it hasn't come to your town yet, no doubt it will come soon.

John R. Thomson | August 27, 2007

Throughout most of the Muslim world, in virtually all media and with hardly a whimper of demurral, the charge is leveled and endlessly reiterated: the United States, frequently with its hated accomplice Israel, is labeled the world's modern leader in genocide.

Bill Steigerwald | August 27, 2007

When the Federal Reserve Board is in the news, there’s no better source of expertise than political economy professor Allan Meltzer of Carnegie Mellon University.

Robert Novak | August 27, 2007

The forced resignation two weeks ago under pressure from President Alvaro Uribe of three prominent officers accused of drug trafficking is not likely to end the shakeup in Colombia's army and navy.

Jonathan Garthwaite | August 27, 2007

Illegals, health care, the markets, and politics. That's what Townhall.com readers were talking about during the week that was -- August 19-25, 2007

Mike Adams | August 27, 2007

Once upon a time, there was a man named Darwin West who decided to enroll in the master’s degree program at Purdue University Calumet so he could study Marriage and Family Therapy. Because he was a member of the LDS Church he subscribed to its belief that sex is to be confined to marriage, which is a lifetime commitment between one man and one woman.

Armstrong Williams | August 27, 2007

At the beginning of the year there were concerns about the fallout from the debacle in the sub prime real estate market. This was first evidenced with the collapse of New Century Financial, which was at that time the nation’s second largest sub prime lender. At first blush, people felt that the sub prime issue was contained to the sub prime arena. How wrong we have been.

Burt Prelutsky | August 27, 2007

It was bad enough seeing those folks at the game in San Francisco giving Barry Bonds a standing ovation, but I really could have done without George Bush calling to congratulate him.

Donald Lambro | August 27, 2007

If anyone wonders why this Congress gets a failing 18 percent job-approval rating from the American people, the lowest score on record, take a look at its waste-ridden spending bills.

Star Parker | August 27, 2007

The Michael Vick dogfighting scandal is morphing into a broader NFL dogfighting scandal, as other NFL players also appear to be involved in this very weird pastime.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | August 27, 2007

Eighteen months ago, I went on national television to discuss black America’s biggest problems with ten noted civil rights leaders.

Robert Knight | August 27, 2007

One of these days, CNN will have to dispense with the ominous music it uses for Christian documentaries and go for the full effect, using the Jaws soundtrack.

Steve Chapman | August 27, 2007

Lending institutions don't inspire mass affection, particularly when credit is tightening and interest rates are rising.

Sun, Aug 26, 2007

Nicole Gelinas | August 26, 2007

In a short time, global warming has graduated from niche cause to accepted fact.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | August 26, 2007

Last week, the administration showed just how desperate it is to pass its healthcare plan. Despite the president ignoring the National Day of Prayer and failing to join a church in DC, he mustered enough faith to call on the Church community to participate in a national conference call.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | August 26, 2007

More than 17 million viewers tuned into the premiere of "High School Musical 2" on August 17, making it the most watch basic cable telecast on record. Our house included four of those viewers.

Debra J. Saunders | August 26, 2007

When a new Associated Press-Ipsos poll found, as reported by the Associated Press, that "liberals read more books than conservatives," the president of the Association of American Publishers promptly shoved her foot in her mouth.

George Will | August 26, 2007

PARIS -- French libraries are said to file their nation's constitutions -- there have been more than a dozen since 1789; the current one is a relatively ancient 49 years old -- under periodicals. Now Nicolas Sarkozy, France's peripatetic new president, has created a commission on constitutional reform.

Kevin McCullough | August 26, 2007

When liberals are given the choice between acting decently or choosing the riches of perversion - liberals prefer perversion.

Paul Jacob | August 26, 2007

Reason has suffered shipwreck, and the captain stands at the shoreline telling us all is fine. (Alert: This is a metaphor. Do not aim at the mentally feeble. Do not aim at educators.)

Frank Pastore | August 26, 2007

What Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago gave to Elvira Arellano and her son Saul for a whole year was not really “a sanctuary” but more accurately “a hideout.”

Austin Hill | August 26, 2007

Let me tell you about a mom from Mexico, who came to the U.S. You probably think that you've already heard that story. But I've got one you probably haven't heard yet - - and I'll get to it in a moment.

Salena Zito | August 26, 2007

For politicians, momentum is a fickle mistress. Elusive, it shifts at the slightest provocation.

Robert Bluey | August 26, 2007

The Office of Labor Management Standards, the federal government’s union watchdog agency, has recouped more than $100 million for American workers since 2001. But the increased oversight on unions hasn’t gone over well with liberals in Congress, who are trying to slash the agency’s budget for next year.