Sat, Oct 06, 2007

Doug Giles | October 06, 2007

. Surely God wouldn’t send me to hell for watching a little MSNBC would he?

William F. Buckley | October 06, 2007

The flap featuring Rush Limbaugh, Media Matters and MoveOn.org illustrates the importance not only of keeping facts straight but also of lining up symmetrical perspectives.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 06, 2007

Rudy Giuliani has found his groove in attacking Hillary Clinton. Whether his barbs will help him beat her in the general election, we don’t know yet. But they will help him to win the Republican primary.

Kathryn Lopez | October 06, 2007

Is the truth necessary only when it suits your political agenda? No.

Rich Tucker | October 06, 2007

It really may be impossible to mock liberals. No matter how absurd a proposal seems, a liberal can always pretend it’s serious and even take it one step further.

Robert Novak | October 06, 2007

Republican reformers complain that Boehner imposes a double standard that is harsher on rank-and-file members of Congress than on leaders.

Fri, Oct 05, 2007

Larry Kudlow | October 05, 2007

In politics and on the campaign trail, flip-flops can be very damaging. But Ben Bernanke's whopper of a policy flip-flop two months ago turned out to be a big positive for financial markets and the economy, and may even help reverse the sinking fortunes of the GOP.

Amanda Carpenter | October 05, 2007

Two influential social conservatives ruled out a pro-life third-party candidate as a viable option for the Republican nomination in 2008 Friday.

Michael Reagan | October 05, 2007

Nothing frightens those who peddle lies than the cold hard light of truth. They react to exposure of their deceits the way vampires react to a having a crucifix held up in front of them.

Jonah Goldberg | October 05, 2007

To paraphrase William Faulkner: History isn’t dead; it’s not even past. This time around, though, Clinton claims history isn’t repeating itself with her new health care plan.

Joe Lhota | October 05, 2007

The reality is Mr. Romney has made campaign promises regarding taxes in the past, promises that certainly didn’t translate into tax relief for the citizens of Massachusetts.

Carl Horowitz | October 05, 2007

The legal profession, unfortunately, does obsess over plagiarism complaints, a legacy of a nearly-forgotten Tin Pan Alley eccentric named Ira Arnstein. During the mid-1930s, Arnstein had become convinced that major pop songwriters, including Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern, had been ripping off his work. During 1936-46 he brought forth not less than five plagiarism lawsuits.

Kathleen Parker | October 05, 2007

Evangelical Christians never had it so good, but they seem not to know it. Instead of supporting the candidate who most shares their values -- Mitt Romney -- they seem hell-bent for the proverbial cliff.

Rich Galen | October 05, 2007

We are faced with political opponents who, as both the Limbaugh and Domenici cases have shown, have no sense of civility, respect, or decency in their attempts to take control of the American political process.

David Limbaugh | October 05, 2007

My brother Rush has nothing for which to apologize concerning the left's maliciously manufactured "phony soldier" scandal. He said nothing wrong and his accusers know it. There is no gray area here.

Paul Greenberg | October 05, 2007

Robert Hartwell Fiske, the perpetually irritated author of “The Dimwit’s Dictionary” has compiled a long list — indeed, whole books — of dimwitticisms. No wonder he always seems in a foul mood. Imagine spending a lifetime compiling examples of language gone stale.

John Hawkins | October 05, 2007

Could Mitt Romney carry the Republican banner in the 2008 presidential race? Yes! Would that be good news for the Republican Party? Not so much.

Brent Bozell | October 05, 2007

On Sept. 25, the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, chaired by Bobby Rush, D-Ill., held a very unique hearing, focusing on the way the culture is being soured by the makers of sexist and racially charged rap music.

Jonah Goldberg | October 05, 2007

Liberals routinely and righteously condemn the “questioning” of anyone’s patriotism — until they have a chance to do it themselves.

David Limbaugh | October 05, 2007

My brother Rush has nothing for which to apologize concerning the left's maliciously manufactured "phony soldier" scandal. He said nothing wrong and his accusers know it. There is no gray area here.

Mona Charen | October 05, 2007

Totenberg affects surprise that Thomas is angry? It would require a masochist not to be angry.

Oliver North | October 05, 2007

Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform purports to be concerned about transparency and accountability in government contracting.

Pat Buchanan | October 05, 2007

With President Bush reaching new lows in national polls, Christian conservatives threatening to bolt if Rudy is the nominee and the Iraq war bleeding support in Middle America, Republicans are in a funk about 2008.

Debra J. Saunders | October 05, 2007

Most Americans support the SCHIP legislation. It's for the children, and the way supporters push it, it's practically free.

Matt Towery | October 05, 2007

A new survey of the five states that will hold caucuses or primaries prior to February's "Tsunami Tuesday" indicates the so-called "religious right" is a shrinking force among Republicans.

Charles Krauthammer | October 05, 2007

We had no idea how lucky we were with Sputnik. The subsequent panic turned out to be an enormous boon. The fear of falling behind the Communists induced the federal government to pour a river of money into science and math education. The result was a generation of scientists who gave us not only Apollo and the moon, but the sinews of the information age.

Burt Prelutsky | October 05, 2007

Not too long ago, I observed that self-esteem, at least so far as our young people are concerned, has been turned on its head. In days gone by, whether a kid brought home a terrific report card, performed his chores responsibly, fed and cared for the family pet or exhibited good sportsmanship on the athletic field, the child had to actually do something to earn the respect of his parents.

Thu, Oct 04, 2007

Cesar Conda | October 04, 2007

Over the past few months, Giuliani has attempted to make the case that he is the strongest economic conservative in the race. However, FactCheck.org has pointed out that Mayor Giuliani's record on taxes isn't as conservative as advertised.

Rich Lowry | October 04, 2007

The opportunity is knocking at, among other places, an intersection on one of the main roads in the Sunni neighborhood of Ghazaliya. Once, Americans couldn't come here without getting hit. Now, they stop and get out to shake hands with some of the same people who had been shooting at them.

Paul Weyrich | October 04, 2007

Representative John “Jack” Murtha (D-PA) holds one of the most powerful positions in the House of Representatives, Chairman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. As such, he controls enormous amounts of taxpayer dollars and can distribute them to whom he pleases under the appropriations system Congress uses to fund projects in Congressional districts. And whom, specifically, does it please Murtha to reward with earmarks? Why, his political donors, of course!

Chris Taylor | October 04, 2007

Blackwater USA, the private security firm that has been publicly castigated without the benefit of a completed investigation regarding the Sept. 16 shooting incident in Iraq is responsible for safely moving diplomats, visiting government officials, members of Congress, and others through the dangerous streets of Baghdad and beyond. Ironically, Blackwater has protected some of its greatest critics from harm.

Bob Burney | October 04, 2007

Have you ever had the powerful experience of seeing seemingly disparate newspaper articles suddenly come together in a “connect the dots” manner? This happened to me recently as I was preparing for my daily radio program.

John LaPlante | October 04, 2007

Which is more important – community building or educational choice? A controversy in one city in south-central Kansas raises this important question about the definition of a community, and its relationship to education.

John Young | October 04, 2007

Why on earth would Britney Spears leave Los Angeles and come to Atlanta to shop?

John Boehner | October 04, 2007

Unfortunately, with all of America's health care success, there are clear threats to the system’s long term financial sustainability and the health care freedom Americans enjoy. The federal government faces a tsunami of debt and deficit caused by the explosion of promised benefits that—if left unchecked—will swallow up all other government spending. The time for dealing with these threats is upon us.

Ross Mackenzie | October 04, 2007

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William Perry Pendley | October 04, 2007

In the mid-1980s, environmental groups challenged oil and gas leasing proposals by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Forest Service along the Overthrust Belt in Montana and Wyoming. They argued that the federal agencies had not obeyed the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) because, instead of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), which often run hundreds of pages, the agencies wrote Environmental Assessments (EAs).

Victor Davis Hanson | October 04, 2007

Why are we so upset with our political leadership? Despite the housing slump, it is not the worst of times. After all, the economy is still strong, with low inflation, low unemployment, low interest rates and respectable growth.

Nick Nichols | October 04, 2007

At its nub, the activist-inspired CSR movement represents the convergence of two seemingly discordant political doctrines – corporate socialization and the privatization of regulation.

Ken Blackwell | October 04, 2007

If social conservatives support a hopeless third party candidate, their dream of changing and then maintaining the Supreme Court will be lost. They must keep their eyes on the prize.

Larry Elder | October 04, 2007

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., wants to reward you for having a baby.

Suzanne Fields | October 04, 2007

College just ain't what it used to be. The evidence lies all around. If you're a baby boomer you're going to feel old, very old.

Thomas Sowell | October 04, 2007

One of the longest-running controversies in history has been that between those who believe intelligence to be inherited and those who see it as determined by environment.

Cal Thomas | October 04, 2007

Maybe what the GOP needs is a fall foliage trip to Vermont where there is an oasis in a desert of fossilized ‘60s liberalism. You might not think so at first glance because here, someone seems to have pushed the “pause” button on the Age of Aquarius.

Donald Lambro | October 04, 2007

Two stunning but little-noticed political developments have turned the race for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination into a two-man sprint.

Robert Novak | October 04, 2007

Romney is asked about Mormonism wherever he goes. In my travels, I find his religious preference cited everywhere as the source of opposition to his candidacy.

George Will | October 04, 2007

In his curriculum vitae, Austan Goolsbee lists as his "other interests" -- other than teaching at the University of Chicago -- two activities: triathlons and improv comedy. Evidently he is a masochist with a sense of humor, so he is suited to participate in presidential politics.

Marvin Olasky | October 04, 2007

Reasons to be sad about the Bush administration abound. But here's a happy note: Team Bush has repaired its mistake on religious freedom that I and many others complained about last month.

William Rusher | October 04, 2007

I have often wondered how democracies manage to survive at all as workable methods of government. They vest the management of public affairs in politicians, who must win election and re-election, in the hands of the people. And what better way is there for a politician to curry favor with those people than by proposing to confer new "benefits" on them?

Steve Chapman | October 04, 2007

Americans should wonder about entrusting the job to someone who has proven unable to sustain interest in the responsibilities that come with high federal office.

Roger Schlesinger | October 04, 2007

I speak with dozens of borrowers on a daily basis, year after year, and their knowledge of the tools available to them and the programs that could make a huge difference is definitely lacking.

Emmett Tyrrell | October 04, 2007

The death this week of Al Oerter, four-time Olympic gold medalist in the discus event, prompts some thoughts on the great generation of field-event athletes that is now passing.

Wed, Oct 03, 2007

Ann Coulter | October 03, 2007

True, all Democrats in the military are not phony soldiers, but all phony soldiers seem to be Democrats.

Bill Steigerwald | October 03, 2007

Hansen is the politicized NASA climate scientist who virtually invented the global warming issue in the broiling summer of 1988 when he was the star doomsayer at Senate hearings called by Al Gore.

Ed Feulner | October 03, 2007

Can you, without peeking at a textbook or doing a quick Google search, say roughly when Abraham Lincoln was elected president? Could you name which country the United States sparred with during the Cold War? If so, congratulations. Turns out you’re smarter than many college students.

Maggie Gallagher | October 03, 2007

The Russians launched the Space Age fifty years ago, sending "Sputnik" and the Cold War into orbit on Oct. 4, 1957. I celebrated by seeing In the Shadow of the Moon, the moving new documentary about the United States' race to put the first man on the moon.

Paul Weyrich | October 03, 2007

Now the entire establishment is allied on one side and the people on the other. Every conservative organization, from CATO to the Family Research Council, some 75 organizations in all, is armed with knowledge and ready to fight the Law of the Sea Treaty.

Lisa A. Rickard | October 03, 2007

America needs more lawsuits. That’s the message hundreds of plaintiffs’ trial lawyers from across the country are taking to Capitol Hill this week as they lobby Congress to make it easier to bring more lawsuits.

Rich Galen | October 03, 2007

Hillary Clinton is not only holding onto a nearly 20 point lead in the http://www.realclearpolitics.com/polls/: Real Clear Politics website poll average, but she announced that she had raised about $22 million for the third quarter.

Jerry Bowyer | October 03, 2007

If you found recent economic events confusing, it’s not your fault. Part of the confusion is due to the people whose job is to explain all this to you: the financial media.

Cliff May | October 03, 2007

It’s the Pentagon’s job to prepare for wars of the future. But somewhere between Vietnam and Iraq, military planners confused “future” with “futuristic.” They convinced themselves that combat in the 21st Century would resemble computer games.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | October 03, 2007

“Arthritis is still the nation’s most common cause of disability, affecting more than 46 million Americans, including 300,000 children,” says Arthritis Foundation spokesman Ken Durden. The foundation’s “Joints-in-Motion” program “is a great way for anyone who understands the seriousness of the disease to help raise awareness and funds to prevent, control and cure this chronic and often debilitating condition.”

Tom DeLay | October 03, 2007

Moments after accusing everyone who had the temerity to actually believe her husband was lying about “that woman, Miss Lewinsky” of being part of a “vast right-wing conspiracy,” First Lady Hillary Clinton growled to her beaming staff, “That’ll teach them to [insert four letter word that is not “mess”] with us.”

Jacob Sullum | October 03, 2007

By agreeing to consider a challenge to current methods of lethal injection, the Supreme Court has begun to tinker quite literally with the machinery of death, a repair job that promises to further slow an already creaky contraption.

Tom Price | October 03, 2007

Shockingly, Americans today face a Democrat Congress seeking to deteriorate our freedom under the guise of “fairness.” Our First Amendment rights are being threatened by Congressional Democrats who seek the revival of the Fairness Doctrine, a law to drastically increase government regulation of free speech on television and radio.

Hugh Hewitt | October 03, 2007

As the past three weeks have made abundantly clear, Hillary is no "liberal," or even a "progressive." She is a radical.

Michael Medved | October 03, 2007

Senator John McCain’s recent comments about America’s heritage as a “Christian nation” ignited an ill-tempered blast of self-righteous condemnation – a reaction that highlighted the widespread misunderstandings, distortions and downright ignorance surrounding the nation’s founders and their view of religion’s role in society.

Michelle Malkin | October 03, 2007

MoveOn.org, the left-wing extremists who bashed the commander of American forces in Iraq as a traitor, should get out of the political kitchen.

Walter E. Williams | October 03, 2007

School violence, including assaults on teachers and staff, is not restricted to inner city schools but occurs also in suburban and rural schools. However, the bulk of the violence is at schools with large black populations.

Mike Gallagher | October 03, 2007

What is it going to take? What do I have to do to get your attention in order to be named one of your “Worst Persons In The World” on your nightly MSNBC show?

Thomas Sowell | October 03, 2007

Random thoughts on the New York Yankees:

John Stossel | October 03, 2007

Contrary to conventional wisdom, it's not those without health insurance who are the problem, but rather those with it. They make medical care more expensive for everyone.

Brent Bozell | October 03, 2007

There is absolutely no doubt that liberals really do think of the Clintons in rock-star terms, and the "objective" media have not merely treated them that way with a long-running assembly line of dazzled profiles and shoe-polishing interviews.

Terry Jeffrey | October 03, 2007

Antiwar sentiment ran high as bloody news arrived from the war zone day after day. The Democratic platform declared the war a "failure," demanding its end. It looked like a bad year for Republicans.

Ben Shapiro | October 03, 2007

Few would dispute that American politics is in disarray. Our national politicians spend like drunken sailors on shore leave while uttering high-flown rhetorical platitudes that would make con men blush.

Debra J. Saunders | October 03, 2007

I'm done hating the Clintons. They're not worth the anger.

Austin Bay | October 03, 2007

The fight between Sudan's "Arab" Muslim north and the predominantly Christian or animist "African" south began centuries ago, but in 1983 the south Sudan civil war reignited when the Islamist government in Khartoum revoked a power-sharing agreement. Once the war started, fights erupted among neighboring tribes. Agents of the Islamist government often encouraged the chaos.

Donald Lambro | October 03, 2007

Three months before the 2008 presidential-primary season begins, Hillary Clinton's juggernaut is poised to sweep all five of the major party-preference contests in January.

Paul Weyrich | October 03, 2007

I watched the Republican debate from Baltimore on PBS last week, or at least as much of it as I could take.

Kathleen Parker | October 03, 2007

Most experienced adults acknowledge at some point in their lives that love is a form of temporary insanity. If only Rudy Giuliani would admit as much.

Tue, Oct 02, 2007

William F. Buckley | October 02, 2007

Pity John McCain, for whom everything has gone sour in the past period, taking him from lead candidate for the Republican nomination to the cellar.

Maggie Gallagher | October 02, 2007

Fifty years ago this week, the Space Age began.

Amanda Carpenter | October 02, 2007

The White House is prepared to hold fast against heavy-handed politics and Democratic tax hikes, said the newly-installed Director of the Office of Management and Budget Jim Nussle.

Alan Sears | October 02, 2007

Is Congress protecting the wrong victims, or pursuing the wrong enemy? Maybe both, with the so-called "hate crimes" bill passed this week by the U.S. Senate, under the vigorous urging of Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy (D).

Paul Edwards | October 02, 2007

That Monday is widely considered to be the first day of the week—and Sunday the last—is confirmation of the triumph of the secular over the sacred.

Carrie Lukas | October 02, 2007

A frustrating part of political discourse is the inability of both sides to agree on the facts. The effects of a new tax policy on the economy or the costs of a potential government program are often in dispute. But in the current dust-up about Rush Limbaugh’s so-called “phony soldier” comments, there cannot be a dispute about the facts. There is a transcript.

Janice Shaw Crouse | October 02, 2007

Recent evidence suggests that the left’s worry about, and legal challenges to, public displays of the Ten Commandments were unfounded, since the general public was not paying attention anyway.

Mary Katharine Ham | October 02, 2007

It becomes very clear in listening to Thomas, and in reading his new book, what is really important to the Justice, and it is most certainly not the Anita Hill controversy that has come to define him for so many Americans. It is also not the fawning affection of media and D.C. elites: “Hey, I’d have to become a Middle Eastern dictator with nuclear weapons to be invited to Columbia. I’m just not interested in that.”

Thaddeus McCotter | October 02, 2007

Democrats and like-witted pundits claim the S-CHIP reauthorization is a defining issue which will seal the GOP's electoral fate next fall. Unscrupulously using children as props in a soulless script replete with ironic appeals to an apparently socialist Almighty, these Denizens of Governmental Dependence gleefully assert the "politics" of S-CHIP will mask their policy's fiscal irresponsibility and trump Republicans' foundational principles.

Chuck Colson | October 02, 2007

Under intense goading from the gay-rights lobby, the House of Representatives is poised to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, called ENDA. This legislation would add “sexual orientation” to civil rights law. If passed, ENDA would cut deeply into the religious rights and freedoms of all Americans.

John McCaslin | October 02, 2007

It's nothing to brag about, but we see that our proud city has earned a mention in the prestigious "Harper's Index."

Lisa De Pasquale | October 02, 2007

Best-selling author Ann Coulter has been reducing liberals to "sputtering rage" for nearly a decade. During that time, the Left has hopefully, but inaccurately, declared the end of her career more a dozen times. In Coulter's new book, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans, she writes, "Uttering lines that send liberals into paroxysms of rage, otherwise known as 'citing facts,' is the spice of life.

Thomas Sowell | October 02, 2007

The real problem on these and other campuses is that no one has to take responsibility. With the power being in the faculty, administrators can evade responsibility, and trustees are not around enough to exercise the ultimate power that is legally theirs.

David Limbaugh | October 02, 2007

In his column "9/11 Is Over," he laments that "we've become 'The United States of Fighting Terrorism.' I will not vote for any candidate running on 9/11. We don't need another president of 9/11. We need a president for 9/12." Alrighty, then. Let's just declare the war over.

Cal Thomas | October 02, 2007

Dr. Esam Omeish told a news conference that jihad has nothing to do with violence, but instead is about inner struggles leading to spiritual triumph. We've heard this before.

Dennis Prager | October 02, 2007

The president of Columbia University, Lee Bollinger, really gave it to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He really did.

Pat Buchanan | October 02, 2007

Many in Congress deeply regret having voted President Bush a blank check for war in October 2002. And they are frustrated at their inability to compel him to begin bringing the troops home.

Paul Greenberg | October 02, 2007

It happened years ago in the grocery store line. A lady introduced herself, politely told me that she thought my columns about morality were great but (there's always a but) those about politics were something else.

Phyllis Schlafly | October 02, 2007

The bad news is that Shakespeare has disappeared from required courses in English departments at more than three-fourths of the top 25 U.S. universities.

Bill Murchison | October 02, 2007

Mrs. Clinton wants us to be healthy -- depending, naturally, on how we define health.

Mon, Oct 01, 2007

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 01, 2007

Chris Wallace brings out the real Bill and Hillary each time he interviews one of them.

Marco Martinez | October 01, 2007

Liberals often like to say that "violence is senseless." That's wrong. Violence isn't senseless. Senseless violence is senseless. And I should know.

Matt Mayer | October 01, 2007

Because of the ever-increasing competitiveness in getting into America’s best universities, parents are seeking ways they can give their children any advantage possible. Welcome to kindergarten in America.

Rich Lowry | October 01, 2007

If only Clarence Thomas weren't a black conservative, his new memoir, "My Grandfather's Son," would be hailed as a kind of classic, a powerful, moving tale of a black man's ascent from bone-crushing poverty to the pinnacle of the American system of government.

Mary Ann Glendon | October 01, 2007

With the Supreme Court resuming its work this week, and with presidential primaries on the horizon, it is an opportune moment to reflect on the importance of the President's power to nominate federal judges. An independent and impartial judiciary is the very bedrock of our justice system.

Rich Galen | October 01, 2007

Newt has stated he has a continuing interest in "framing the debate" among the Presidential candidates and there is no one who, by simply making a statement on a Sunday morning news program, can force Republican and Democratic candidates to respond to an idea.

John McCaslin | October 01, 2007

Before he departed the White House recently, Karl Rove was busy licking postage stamps — vintage stamps.

Paul Greenberg | October 01, 2007

It was one of the first things I noticed years ago as an interviewer for Columbia University's oral history project - the dates and places on record didn't always jibe with the subject's memory.

Gary Aldrich | October 01, 2007

A gay advocacy reporter recently asked Hillary Clinton a rude question about her sexual preferences during an interview. Sean Kennedy, News and Features Editor of The Advocate wanted her response to numerous curiosities surrounding her marriage to Bill - The Wanderer - and specifically if she preferred the sexual company of women.

Michelle Bernard | October 01, 2007

Breast cancer is a weapon of mass destruction. Anyone involved in the battle to find a cure recognizes the importance of increasing awareness and of early detection.

Rebecca Hagelin | October 01, 2007

Justice Thomas could have written the typical "rags to riches" story, with all the big publishing houses lined up to roll out the pontifications designed to impress and awe the Washington elite. But he didn't do that.

Michael Barone | October 01, 2007

What a contrast with the last UAW national strike against GM.

Suzanne Fields | October 01, 2007

The left mocks President Bush for wearing his evangelical faith on his sleeve, but skeptics of religious faith might as well get used to it.

Robert Novak | October 01, 2007

Eyebrows at the Treasury were raised last Tuesday when Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. named a major Democratic fundraiser to an important advisory role.

Mike Adams | October 01, 2007

Dear Fellow UNC-Wilmington Professor: I want to take a few minutes to thank you for sharing your views on abortion while I was urinating in the men’s restroom at our place of employment.

Dinesh D'Souza | October 01, 2007

Imagine if the New York Times gave half-price ad space to the National Right to Life Committee or the National Rifle Association. It would never happen, of course, but if it did, you can envision the left-wing clamor.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | October 01, 2007

On February 3, 2005 I sat on the set of the Tavis Smiley Show. I’ll never forget that day.

Burt Prelutsky | October 01, 2007

I assume that 75 year old Dan Rather doesn’t play golf or collect stamps or knit. Because, obviously, if he had a hobby, he wouldn’t have decided to spend a major portion of his golden years pursuing even more gold than he already has.

Sun, Sep 30, 2007

Carol Platt Liebau | September 30, 2007

Call her Mrs. Santa Claus – or Ms. Santa Claus, perhaps. Just last week at a forum hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus, Hillary Clinton proposed that each baby born in the United States receive a $5,000 “baby bond” from the federal government.

Salena Zito | September 30, 2007

Candidates and their strategists always look for a way to get inside the head of the voter, especially one who is undecided or has specific negative opinions of a candidate.

Ann Coulter | September 30, 2007

My career has been “finished” so many times, I’ve practically made a career out of ending my career. I don’t know how else to get this message across to right-wingers: Liberals aren’t that scary anymore! Please stop apologizing.

Austin Hill | September 30, 2007

What is it with the combination of being a medical doctor and a “Muslim? That’s a very legitimate question to ask, in light of a certain event that unfolded at the end of last week in Virginia.

Mary Grabar | September 30, 2007

Osama bin Laden was cornered by U.S. forces in his cave. He was reported to have been surrounded by 17 virgins whom he blew up along with himself, while shouting “Allahu, Akbar!” In response, massive rallies were held in Washington.

George Will | September 30, 2007

Is it audacious to hope for more clarity from Barack Obama than he has so far supplied? Herewith 17 questions for him.

Frank Pastore | September 30, 2007

Quick! What’s the first image that jumps to mind when you hear the phrase “gay pride?” For millions of Americans it might be a rainbow sticker on a rear window, or perhaps an image of a smartly-dressed gay couple at a social event, or maybe the snapshot of a polite and funny gay character from a comedy show.

Robert Bluey | September 30, 2007

Thirteen years ago, then-Rep. Newt Gingrich stood on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to unveil the Contract with America, a document that crystallized conservative principles and led Republicans to a remarkable triumph on Election Day. Gingrich was at the top of his game and the country was following closely behind.

Paul Jacob | September 30, 2007

Congress passes many bills without reading them. Some are prepared so close to the vote that not even their sponsors really know what they say.

Ken Connor | September 30, 2007

However, as thrilling as these new technologies can be, their application can be fraught with moral hazard. Ethical lapses can be avoided by thinking clearly about the principles that ought to inform our decision making in this area.

Kevin McCullough | September 30, 2007

The leading liberals in America gave frightening clear evidence this week, that not only do they lack the wisdom to run the nation, but that by their own words they do not even understand the priorities of good parenting.