Sat, Sep 29, 2007

Doug Giles | September 29, 2007

Can you imagine if a group of Christians got together and made a photograph advertising their upcoming rally, and in that photo they deliberately went out of their way to tick off homosexuals?

Brent Bozell | September 29, 2007

The new fall season of television has begun. Oh, joy. What creative license has Hollywood taken now?

Kathryn Lopez | September 29, 2007

I disagree with McCain on many issues, but we're at war, and we need Americans to realize it and feel like they're part of it.

Robert Novak | September 29, 2007

Rudy Giuliani is the only 2008 Republican presidential candidate who has not accepted an invitation to a "values voters" conference of social conservatives.

Patrick Ruffini | September 29, 2007

Most candidates stop playing the part of ethical crusader once they win the election. Not Sarah Palin.

Fri, Sep 28, 2007

Jonah Goldberg | September 28, 2007

Defenders of A'Jad's address insisted that "such core American principles as academic freedom and freedom of speech" were being shown "disrespect" by critics, in the words of a Los Angeles Times editorial.

Michael Reagan | September 28, 2007

Those wonderful folks in Congress who say the world is about to be roasted on the global warming spit have some great ideas on how to stop Mother Nature from barbecuing us and they even have plans on how to pay for the weapons against climate change.

Sandy Froman | September 28, 2007

As the premier organization representing American gun owners, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has taken center stage in the ongoing election drama. To stop anti-gun presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, gun owners must unite to protect their Second Amendment rights. With early primaries right around the corner, there’s no time to lose.

Jerry Bowyer | September 28, 2007

Sometimes, books create paradigm shifts in how we view history. The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, by Amity Shlaes, is just such a book. An absorbing journey through that era, it sets the record straight on both the causes of the Great Depression and how the New Deal policies failed.

Austin Nimocks | September 28, 2007

While Washington, D.C., and the American media have seen fit to take Idaho Senator Larry Craig to task for his misdemeanor guilty plea and subsequent attempt to withdraw it, there seems to be a convenient lack of discussion on why an otherwise seemingly well-adjusted, successful politician, who is married with children, would proposition a same-sex encounter in a public restroom.

Rich Tucker | September 28, 2007

If you want to know who’s behind something, just follow the money. Those who benefit from a policy usually promote it. Sometimes they hire lobbyists, sometimes they paint themselves as disinterested crusaders for truth and justice. But the bottom line never lies.

Amanda Carpenter | September 28, 2007

The leading four Republican presidential candidates skipped the PBS televised debate Thursday evening, but will find time in their schedules to woo fiscally conscientious voters at a grassroots conference next week.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 28, 2007

Columbia University this week managed to hand a PR victory to Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It's time for another New York institution - the state Office of the Comptroller - to join the drive to undermine this evil and dangerous regime.

John Hawkins | September 28, 2007

Only in today's political climate, where so much of the "civil rights movement" is comprised of bottom-feeding race hustlers and shameless liberals who deliberately exploit racial tensions for their own political benefit -- could anyone demean the real civil rights movement that occurred during the sixties by comparing the struggles those brave people faced -- to what has been happening in Jena, Louisiana.

David Limbaugh | September 28, 2007

Every political observer knows of the far left's hostility toward President Bush, his war policies and anyone who supports either or both.

Mona Charen | September 28, 2007

Well, if you know that your guest will not answer your questions, nor engage in the academy's favorite activity -- "dialogue" -- then the rationale for the invitation falls apart.

Oliver North | September 28, 2007

Two weeks after the 2006 elections put Democrats in charge of Congress, Time magazine depicted Rep. Henry Waxman, now the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, as "The Scariest Guy in Washington."

Pat Buchanan | September 28, 2007

All politics are local, said "Tip" O'Neill. Not so. It is more true to say that all politics are tribal.

Linda Chavez | September 28, 2007

Republicans need all the votes they can get next November if they are to have any hope of retaining the White House and winning back control of Congress.

Matt Towery | September 28, 2007

Only time will tell if Newt Gingrich is the smartest of them all, or if instead has outsmarted himself.

Diana West | September 28, 2007

Some years ago, when our teenagers were tots, my husband and I took them to a puppet version of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." Or was that "The Three Bears and Goldilocks"?

Lorie Byrd | September 28, 2007

What a difference a day makes. Or rather, several days and quite a few hours of congressional testimony and public statements regarding the status of the troop “surge” in Iraq from General David Petraeus. Not only are the leading Democrats running for President not calling for immediate withdrawal, but they won’t even say that if they were President the troops would be out of Iraq by the end of their four year term.

Charles Krauthammer | September 28, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Ahmadinejad at Columbia provided the entertainment, but Sarkozy at the U.N. provided the substance. On the largest possible stage -- the U.N. General Assembly -- President Nicolas Sarkozy put Iran on notice. His predecessor, Jacques Chirac, had said that France could live with an Iranian nuclear bomb. Sarkozy said that France cannot. He declared Iran's nuclear ambitions "an unacceptable risk to stability in the region and in the world."

Kathleen Parker | September 28, 2007

When you say slavery, most Americans think about what ended with The Civil War. With relief, we think: That was then.

George Will | September 28, 2007

Last June, the Times was in high dudgeon -- it knows no other degree of dudgeon -- about the Supreme Court's refusal to affirm a sweeping government power to suppress political speech.

Mike Gallagher | September 28, 2007

It took a “journalist” like David Shuster this week on MSNBC to demonstrate why people are so sickened by the behavior of so-called objective members of the news media, resulting in the continual migration to talk radio as a way for people to become better informed and hear both sides of an issue.

Burt Prelutsky | September 28, 2007

Back in 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mentally retarded killers could not be executed, no matter how vicious their crimes. The argument that apparently prevailed with a majority of the justices was that the accused would be unable to assist in his own defense. At the time, I recall thinking that in a long history of dubious Court decisions, this one certainly ranked among the very worst.

Thu, Sep 27, 2007

Richard H. Collins | September 27, 2007

Say what you will about Meet the Press host Tim Russert, but he proved to be an effective moderator for Wednesday’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire.

Douglas MacKinnon | September 27, 2007

First it was Democratic Senator John Kerry accusing our troops of terrorizing Iraqi women and children. Then, it was Democratic Congressman John Murtha convicting U.S. Marines of murder in the court of public opinion. Now, predictably, the left and their allies in the media are going the private security firm, Blackwater.

Rich Lowry | September 27, 2007

When Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice opened a White House conference on global warming by saying, "We must cut the Gordian knot of fossil fuels," it's a wonder she could be heard over the guffaws from all the great and good who feel they've struck a blow for global survival if they watched an Emmy Awards show featuring a red carpet made of recycled water bottles.

Sandy Rios | September 27, 2007

It looks like a pagan worship scene from a Cecile B. DeMille rip-off featuring half-clad homosexual sadomasochists with animal masks and sex toys.

Paul Kengor | September 27, 2007

The U.S. visit of Iranian theocrat-despot Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has prompted some strange statements from critics of the war in Iraq. Specifically, it is confusing to hear that George W. Bush wrongly focused on removing Iraq's Saddam Hussein when, say the critics, Iran's Ahmadinejad is the bigger problem.

Rick Amato | September 27, 2007

Major recent drug busts — by authorities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border — have successfully disrupted drug cartel distribution efforts, resulting in a sharp decrease of drug supplies in several U.S. cities according to the DEA.

Janice Shaw Crouse | September 27, 2007

If you married before 1950, the chances are your marriage lasted at least 15 years, probably 25 and likely even longer. If you married after 1980, however, your prospects are not as rosy. In fact, you are less likely than at any time since World War II to celebrate a Silver wedding anniversary — 25 years of marriage.

Amanda Carpenter | September 27, 2007

Hillary Clinton claims her universal healthcare program will not cover illegal aliens, but the positions of her lead advisor on immigration and recent statements she has made to Spanish-language media outlets indicate otherwise.

John Boehner | September 27, 2007

House Republicans have launched a renewed effort to change the way Congress spends taxpayers' money. Our goal: Stop Congress from tucking members' pet spending projects into bills without public scrutiny and debate.

Larry Elder | September 27, 2007

About the so-called Jena Six, reasonable people can disagree about whether or not prosecutors initially charged the Jena, La., defendants too harshly.

Cal Thomas | September 27, 2007

As I listen to the presidential candidates speak and engage in what passes for debate these days, it appears that most, if not all of them are simply talking about improving the old government model, rather than boldly proclaiming a new one.

Suzanne Fields | September 27, 2007

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad got one thing right in his rant at Columbia University.

Donald Lambro | September 27, 2007

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson reminded Congress this week that Social Security's shaky financial structure is only going to get worse unless something is done to fix it, sooner rather than later.

Rebecca Hagelin | September 27, 2007

For many people around the world, religious freedom is an alien concept. No “First Amendment” protects them. No tradition of religious liberty permits them to worship according to their own consciences. If they go to a church that isn’t the “accepted” church, they risk ostracism, assault, torture, jail … even death.

Nathan Tabor | September 27, 2007

It would be foolish to discount the political power of the Internet phenom known as After all, it claims 3.2 million members, and there's no denying that it has become a major player in the Democratic Party.

William Rusher | September 27, 2007

There was a time, not so long ago, when political conventions were decided at the conventions themselves. Large blocs of delegates would arrive "uncommitted," which was to say in the pockets of state and local leaders, and the bargaining would go on long into the night.

Robert Novak | September 27, 2007

The Alice-in-Wonderland quality of legislating in Congress was typified this week.

Marvin Olasky | September 27, 2007

Should we tolerate the leader of a Utah polygamous sect convicted on Tuesday as an accomplice to rape for forcing a 14-year-old follower to marry her 19-year-old cousin?

Ken Blackwell | September 27, 2007

The 2008 GOP presidential primary is shaping up to be the most competitive nominating process the party has seen in decades. It is also the most frontloaded.

Hugh Hewitt | September 27, 2007

Would you have accepted the hospitality of the government of Iran in order to dialogue with the fanatic who is the darling of the world's media this week?

Cliff May | September 27, 2007

In the Christian Science Monitor this week, Lt. Col. Chris Brady argues that America should "keep fighting for progress" in Iraq where he is currently serving a tour of duty. "America's forefathers had help from other nations when the United States was born," he writes. "Allow us to continue to help Iraq be re-born."

Wed, Sep 26, 2007

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 26, 2007

Even for her, Hillary Clinton showed tremendous skill at batting aside questions asked of her on the Sunday shows this past weekend and giving, instead, her standard talking points. Pinning this lady down is admittedly not easy.

Ann Coulter | September 26, 2007

Democrats should run Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for president. He's more coherent than Dennis Kucinich, he dresses like their base, he's more macho than John Edwards, and he's willing to show up at a forum where he might get one hostile question -- unlike the current Democratic candidates for president who won't debate on Fox News Channel.

Matt Lewis | September 26, 2007

The American Solutions conference is the occasion, but it’s also excuse for pundits to question whether or not Gingrich will officially enter the presidential race (after all, he has told us he won’t announce his intentions until after the conference). The answer to that question depends on whom you ask.

Dr. Matthew Ladner | September 26, 2007

Few Yale seniors, it turns out, know which American President created the New Deal. Even fewer would know which one said, "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."

David A. Ridenour | September 26, 2007

President George W. Bush has declared the Law of the Sea Treaty a victory of U.S. foreign policy and is lobbying the Senate to ratify it.

Bill Steigerwald | September 26, 2007

As Sen. Joe Biden prepares to hold Senate hearings on the Law of the Sea Treaty on Thursday, Sept. 27, we called one of its chief opponents, Cliff Kincaid, president of America's Survival Inc. ( to find out why Reagan was right and President Bush is wrong about LOST.

Michael Medved | September 26, 2007

Those who want to discredit the United States and to deny our role as history’s most powerful and pre-eminent force for freedom, goodness and human dignity invariably focus on America’s bloody past as a slave-holding nation.

Amanda Carpenter | September 26, 2007

An avowed socialist led a Senate hearing about “green jobs” Tuesday, where two of the lead panelists encouraged the creation of a government-controlled energy economy.

Austin Byrd | September 26, 2007

During my time at Marine Corps Officer Candidates School this summer, I could not go more than a minute or two without hearing an irate Sergeant Instructor bellow "WHY ARE YOU SO STUPID?" to some unsuspecting Officer Candidate. It usually did not matter whether or not you had done anything wrong, because Officer Candidates School is all about maintaining your composure under pressure, and they do their best to rattle you constantly.

Kristen Fyfe | September 26, 2007

On September 30, a Sunday – the Lord’s Day in the Christian church – San Francisco will host the Folsom Street Fair, perhaps the most hedonistic event held in public in America. The fair is the San Francisco homosexual community’s annual celebration of promiscuity, sadomasochism and debauchery. The ad for this year’s fair mocks Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, with a half-naked beefcake Christ and disciples bedecked in all manner of leather and chains. The bread and wine of The Last Supper are replaced with sex toys. Many Christian groups have expressed outrage.

Rich Galen | September 26, 2007

I am in a quandary about the appearance of the Iranian thug du jour, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in New York this week.

John McCaslin | September 26, 2007

Words President Reagan said to Virginia Sen. John W. Warner while the two rode horseback at the senator's Atoka Estate in Middleburg were recalled by the retiring Republican senator Monday night at an Alexandria fundraiser for Virginia General Assembly candidate Mark Allen.

Michelle Malkin | September 26, 2007

When my children are grown, I can tell them where I was when bloodthirsty Iranian thug-in-chief Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dared to disgrace Columbia University with his presence.

Walter E. Williams | September 26, 2007

Despite increasing evidence that man-made CO2 is not a significant greenhouse gas and contributor to climate change, politicians and others who wish to control our lives must maintain that it is.

Brent Bozell | September 26, 2007

When the news broke that Dan Rather was suing CBS News for $70 million for somehow destroying his reputation, the most noticeable reaction came from the media establishment itself.

Jonah Goldberg | September 26, 2007

When Rudy Giuliani spoke to the National Rifle Association last week, there was no way he could say anything remotely pleasing to the audience and remain consistent to his record.

Ben Shapiro | September 26, 2007

Why would Columbia University open its arms to a man who is by all accounts responsible for the murder of Americans, a man who proclaims lust for another Holocaust, a man who sees himself as the advance guard for the Islamic messianic age?

Terry Jeffrey | September 26, 2007

Two recent court cases demonstrate there is at least one place where the ACLU rejects the right to privacy -- at least for certain classes of people. It is in the bathroom.

Austin Bay | September 26, 2007

Even the State Department's chardonnay and brie brigade suspects we have entered a new era of grimy, street-level foreign policy.

Kathleen Parker | September 26, 2007

Among Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Andrew Meyer and Lawrence Summers, the world has been treated recently to a carnival of free expression as our most treasured right was exercised on university campuses.

Tue, Sep 25, 2007

William F. Buckley | September 25, 2007

CNN devoted an entire hour to the chaos in Jena, La., and rendered a considerable service.

Maggie Gallagher | September 25, 2007

For months, Newt Gingrich has declined to say whether he will run. All his energy, Newt said, was needed to build a new grassroots reform network.

Mary Katharine Ham | September 25, 2007

Different decade, same idiots, just as useful as ever. Why is it that at our vaunted Ivy League schools, being Ivy-League-smart precludes the ability to recognize scum when you see it?

Charles Boustany | September 25, 2007

In 2004, Senator Hillary Clinton told her audience at a fundraiser in San Francisco: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." Her recently announced healthcare plan, or HillaryCare II, does take things away from middle-class America but radically fails to provide any public good.

Kathleen Troia McFarland | September 25, 2007

Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wants to come to New York next week to address the United Nations General Assembly. Pundits are clamoring that he shouldn't be granted a visa because of his anti-US, anti-Israel, and anti-Semitic rhetoric, his support for terrorism throughout the world, and a laundry list of other heinous activities and statements.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 25, 2007

A very special book came out last week, Power To The People by Laura Ingraham. Laura, a nationally syndicated talk show host is one of the brightest people behind a microphone in America today. With many other hosts, one finds oneself agreeing or disagreeing, with Laura, one learns!

Thomas Sowell | September 25, 2007

It is painful -- and dangerous -- how little we learn from history, even when it is recent history.

John Stossel | September 25, 2007

Almost daily, we're bombarded with apocalyptic warnings about the 47 million Americans who have no health insurance.

David Limbaugh | September 25, 2007

What will it take to wake people up to the reality that this tyrant is every bit as pernicious as Osama bin Laden?

Cal Thomas | September 25, 2007

I would not be as bothered by Columbia University's decision to host Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad if Columbia and other universities had a consistent policy toward those they invite to speak and the rules applied equally to conservatives and liberals; to totalitarian dictators and to advocates for freedom and tolerance.

Dennis Prager | September 25, 2007

There are conservatives who lie and there are liberals who lie. Neither blue nor red has a monopoly on truth-tellers. However...

Bill Murchison | September 25, 2007

So, in the end, Monday the Iranian wild man Mahmoud Ahmadinejad got a dressing down from the man who had invited him -- in the name of free speech, you understand -- to speak at Columbia University.

Joel Mowbray | September 25, 2007

In the seven years since the start of what the Palestinians call the “intifada,” perhaps no incident has inspired more Western criticism of Israel, nor generated as much terrorism against the Jewish state, than the supposed cold-blooded murder of 12-year-old Mohammed al-Durra on September 30, 2000.

Pat Buchanan | September 25, 2007

Does this generation possess the gravitas to lead the world? Considering the hysteria that greeted the request of Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to lay a wreath at Ground Zero, the answer is no.

Mon, Sep 24, 2007

Douglas MacKinnon | September 24, 2007

New York Republican Congressman Peter King has become the latest target of those who value political correctness and pandering over the national security of our nation.

Rich Lowry | September 24, 2007

When five American soldiers were killed at an Iraqi government building in Karbala in January, Democratic Sens. Chris Dodd and John Kerry erupted in outrage.

Kathryn Lopez | September 24, 2007

If there is an American left who hasn't seen Britney Spears cluelessly writhing about the stage in her sequined underwear during the recent MTV Video Music Awards, take note: We envy you.

Phyllis Schlafly | September 24, 2007

The Law of the Sea Treaty is the globalists' dream bill. It would put the United States in a de facto world government that rules all the world's oceans.

Mike Adams | September 24, 2007

No Perfect People Allowed might just have been the perfect book at the perfect time for this imperfect reader. I urge you to read it, too. But you might not be the same when you are done.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | September 24, 2007

The nation has watched Jena, Louisiana from afar and deduced that somehow this tiny, sleepy town is a throwback to the racial problems of 50 years ago.

Star Parker | September 24, 2007

Tavis Smiley, black journalist and TV host, is hosting a debate and the leading Republican candidates aren't coming.

Michael Barone | September 24, 2007

For most of the last year, the dominant narrative in most media, and for most voters, has been that we are getting nowhere in Iraq and that the Democrats, after their victory in last November's elections, are going to get out of Iraq.

Donald Lambro | September 24, 2007

No sooner had Hillary Clinton unveiled her latest plan for universal health-care coverage last week than the Club for Growth was denouncing it as another attempt at socialized medicine.

Burt Prelutsky | September 24, 2007

Not long ago, I read about a study conducted by Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis of Harvard Medical School and James H. Fowler of UC San Diego which suggested that obesity often spreads through a social network, a pattern of contagion usually associated with such diseases as influenza and AIDS.

Robert Novak | September 24, 2007

After four decades of Alan Greenspan's nimble maneuvers, it seemed no accident that his long-awaited memoir's publication coincided with global financial turmoil.

Dinesh D'Souza | September 24, 2007

President Lee Bollinger of Columbia University is a very open-minded guy, in his own opinion.

Lisa De Pasquale | September 24, 2007

This week the once-esteemed Columbia University will host another speaker in its on-going “Conversations with Islamo-Fascists" series. I can hear the speaker’s introduction music now:

Suzanne Fields | September 24, 2007

The third president of the United States depended on the educated yeoman farmer to carry the burden of enlightened citizenship in the new country.

Paul Greenberg | September 24, 2007

Fasten your your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy ride. Tuesday's announcement that the Federal Reserve was cutting a couple of key interest rates by a whole half of a point, not just the quarter-point that many economy-watchers expected, set off one heck of a party. What great news - for the short term.

Paul Weyrich | September 24, 2007

The landscape is as follows: all indications are that the Democrats will have a winning candidate for the Presidency and it could be that the Democratic candidate for President would win decisively.

Doug Wilson | September 24, 2007

The Aspen Institute is certainly no stranger to efforts to assist the Middle East; it has been the focus of some of their most valiant policy efforts.

Sun, Sep 23, 2007

Debra J. Saunders | September 23, 2007

This week, thousands of anxious Britons spent days queuing in front of bank branches to withdraw their savings from Northern Rock, a British mortgage lender caught up in a credit crunch.

Paul Jacob | September 23, 2007

In a world where litigating for more government has become as common as dried spit on a sidewalk, it's time to sue for less.

George Will | September 23, 2007

Here at "the crossroads of the Marine Corps," some officers are uneasily pondering a paradox: No service was better prepared than the Marines for the challenges of post-invasion Iraq, yet no service has found its mission there more unsettling to its sense of itself.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | September 23, 2007

David Broder’s recent op-ed column in the Washington Post, “Gingrich gets points for visionary ideas,” notes that “If big ideas and big ambitions can bring Republicans back to life, Gingrich is ready to supply them. And I have learned not to underestimate him.

Austin Hill | September 23, 2007

“…I may slit my throat…” That was former President Bill Clinton’s joking response - - or at least part of his joking response - - when asked how me might cope with going from being the leader of the free world, to being the spouse of another president.

Ken Connor | September 23, 2007

Regrettably, however, our love affair with all things big appears to extend to government.

Robert Bluey | September 23, 2007

Alan Greenspan’s criticism of the administration’s fiscal record couldn’t have come at a better time.

Salena Zito | September 23, 2007

Thirteen days ago, a full-page ad questioning the patriotism of Gen. David Petraeus was placed in The New York Times by the liberal anti-war group It added real heat to the 2008 presidential season.

Frank Pastore | September 23, 2007

All this health care talk can sometimes get confusing.

Kevin McCullough | September 23, 2007

When the embodiment of death comes to pay its wishes, I have observed this week that many liberals embrace it, and normal people reject it.