Sat, Oct 13, 2007

William F. Buckley | October 13, 2007

A while back, watching television, I winced when a Democratic stalwart referred to "sanctimonious Joe." He was talking about Sen. Joe Lieberman, I quickly discovered.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 13, 2007

Hillary Clinton would raise taxes if she is elected president. Sharply. As her candidacy gains momentum and she closes in on the Democratic nomination, it would be well to review the record and underscor e the tax increases she would be likely to enact.

Doug Giles | October 13, 2007

“Should properly trained and licensed teachers be allowed to carry guns into their classrooms?” That’s the $64k question.

Kathryn Lopez | October 13, 2007

In fairness to the Clintons, Samuel R. "Sandy" Berger is just one burglar, but when we're talking about national-security information, a single thief is all you need to question a candidate's credibility.

Wayne Winegarden | October 13, 2007

Bio-fuels, the transformation of corn, sugar, soybeans and other crops into motor fuels, have taken on a new sense of urgency due to, in part, the global warming consensus.

Robert Novak | October 13, 2007

Former Majority Leader Dick Gephardt, a registered lobbyist for Turkey, failed several months ago to get his successor as top House Democrat, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to withdraw her support from a long-pending resolution condemning alleged Turkish genocide of Armenians in 1915.

Fri, Oct 12, 2007

Amanda Carpenter | October 12, 2007

Even though the Democratic Congress promised a return to fiscal responsibility after the 2006 elections and the President demanded that lawmakers reduce their earmarks by half, the practice of slipping pet projects into spending bills continues to thrive in a bipartisan fashion.

Lee Culpepper | October 12, 2007

Wednesday’s school shooting in Cleveland, Ohio, emphasizes the foolish perils of gun-free zones and wishful thinking. Equipped with metal detectors and an armed security guard, Success Tech Academy still failed to prevent a fourteen-year-old juvenile delinquent from entering the school prepared to kill defenseless people.

Rich Tucker | October 12, 2007

Like many Americans, I hung our country’s flag on Sept. 11, 2001. Since then several flags have worn out and been replaced and retired. But it may finally be time to furl the latest flag and put it away for good. That seems to be the patriotic thing to do. At least according to Barack Obama.

Mike Adams | October 12, 2007

Last April, our College Republican (CR) chapter was having a Global Cooling Day, which, among other things, sought to make fun of Al Gore – an innocent activity given the former Vice President’s outstanding sense of humor. It was a fun day despite the fact that a) it was unseasonably cold, and b) some representatives from the WRC had a table set up not far from where our CR table was located.

Mona Charen | October 12, 2007

Consensus can be wrong. So I was particularly happy to read Bjorn Lomborg's new book, "Cool It: A Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming."

Diana West | October 12, 2007

With illegal immigration out of control and our border a shambles -- the very baseline of the interplay of nations -- it is our neighbors, our local representatives, who are increasingly taking charge of this crucial chunk of national policy.

Linda Chavez | October 12, 2007

It's hard for unions to grasp is that there is no such thing as job security. Sure, a company can foolishly promise never to lay off workers, but it can't keep its promise if it doesn't make a profit.

Kathleen Parker | October 12, 2007

It can't be easy being a first lady. She's the wife-in-chief in a traditional role, but she also has a brain.

Ed Feulner | October 12, 2007

Question: Who’s more welcome on an Ivy League campus -- a Middle Eastern autocrat who actively opposes American interests? Or a patriotic teenager who hopes to serve our country as a military officer?

Sen. Jim DeMint | October 12, 2007

Change must begin with us. That simple slogan best epitomizes the message and leadership former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is offering the Republican Party. America will never believe that Republicans represent "change" until we ourselves make some dramatic changes.

John Hawkins | October 12, 2007

If you're looking for a conservative candidate in 2008 and my former employer and first choice for GOP nominee, Duncan Hunter, isn't your cup of tea, then Fred Dalton Thompson may be your best bet.

Lorie Byrd | October 12, 2007

There are many things that can be done to elect conservative Republicans, including recruiting attractive candidates with strong conservative credentials. There are also many ways to ensure another Republican defeat.

Brent Bozell | October 12, 2007

The Miller Lite people have a new ad featuring beer drinkers being instructed by a pro-sports-type commissioner in etiquette for the "More Taste League." But the entity needing a "More Taste" lesson is the Miller Brewing Co. itself.

Jonah Goldberg | October 12, 2007

Ronald Reagan is dead, and he's not coming back.

David Limbaugh | October 12, 2007

I doubt it's the Democrats' concern for freedom and civil liberties that drives their opposition to extending the Protect America Act.

Oliver North | October 12, 2007

If the Senate votes to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea -- known as the Law of the Sea Treaty -- or its appropriate acronym -- LOST -- he and his successors are going to need lots of permission slips.

Pat Buchanan | October 12, 2007

Have the Bush Republicans ceased to be reliable custodians of American sovereignty? So it would seem.

Paul Greenberg | October 12, 2007

There's a reason for continuity in architecture - for why new additions to the old should be in the same style, or at least not clash with it. There's a reason for restraint in art. But we may not remember it till restraint is gone.

Roger Schlesinger | October 12, 2007

Take a look at the statistics and you will realize what the title of this piece is trying to tell you. It is frightening and something that only the people going through it even know about.

Charles Krauthammer | October 12, 2007

The Washington Post correctly calls Hillary's retreat from free trade "opportunism under pressure," the pressure being the rampant and popular protectionism of her presidential rivals, particularly in protectionist Iowa.

Burt Prelutsky | October 12, 2007

Recent events remind me how much I dislike liars, cheaters and those who aspire to victimhood simply so they can cash in.

Emmett Tyrrell | October 12, 2007

I should have expected it. There is an effort being made to get talk show host Don Imus back on the air.

Mike Gallagher | October 12, 2007

Wanna see a liberal go bonkers? Dare to suggest that liberals aren’t very patriotic, nor do they love their country very much.

Thu, Oct 11, 2007

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 11, 2007

The question looms over the Democratic primary: Why are rank-and-file Democrats so determined to nominate Hillary Clinton for president?

Rich Lowry | October 11, 2007

Someone has to win this race, but it's easier to find reasons why each candidate will lose rather than prevail.

Paul Weyrich | October 11, 2007

The continual droning in Congress about the Iraq War and the need for the United States to declare defeat and impeach the judgment of President George W. Bush and our top military commanders, such as General David Petraeus, highlights a deficiency in Congress which rarely is addressed.

Frank Pastore | October 11, 2007

In follow up to my column considering a Human Life Amendment, I spoke with perhaps the most knowledgeable and experienced pro-life attorney in the country, James Bopp, General Counsel with the National Right to Life.

Gregory Schneider | October 11, 2007

There is no better sign of the coming debate over health care than in the political battle over SCHIP, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Ken Blackwell | October 11, 2007

If Lewis Carroll were writing today, he might include members of Congress along with the fantastically unusual beings on the other end of the looking glass. Carroll’s narratives seem to peg the essence of big government. His characters certainly embody government run amok. They often worked mindlessly, creating messes that others had to clean up.

Matt Towery | October 11, 2007

Let's face it: There are just too many boring presidential debates with boring presidential candidates this go-round.

Ross Mackenzie | October 11, 2007

"If you vote for my husband you get me. It’s a two-for-one blue-plate special.” So Hillary Clinton said to an American Bar Association audience when husband Bill was running for president in 1992. It’s similar but different now: Buy one Clinton and you get two: both Bill and Hillary — Billary.

Daniel Pipes | October 11, 2007

"We are all Keynsians now," Richard Nixon famously asserted just as the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes fell into disrepute. Likewise, one could have said with similar confidence in 1989, as Israel's existence reached wide acceptance, "We are all Zionists now." No longer.

Hugh Hewitt | October 11, 2007

Not one but two books about the Court and its members have just arrived. One reminds us that a robe does not necessarily bring wisdom, confer strength, or erase pride or ambition. The other confirms that character is the product of many influences, most of them within the family, and that strength in the face of adversity is a learned behavior.

Amy Ridenour | October 11, 2007

Do people on the dole have a reasonable expectation of privacy vis-à-vis their financial affairs?

Roy Innis | October 11, 2007

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation recently hosted its annual legislative conference in Washington. A keynote session – billed as an “energy braintrust” – promised a lively three-hour discussion by top executives from oil companies, associations, government agencies and universities. It would “transform dialogue into action” and “bolster the relationships between the energy industry and African-American community.” Unfortunately, the session moderator squandered the opportunity and failed to explore ways America’s energy policies could be improved.

Victor Davis Hanson | October 11, 2007

Any visitor to Iraq can see that the American military cannot be defeated there, but also is puzzled over exactly how we could win - victory being defined as fostering a stable Iraqi constitutional state analogous to, say, Turkey.

Debra J. Saunders | October 11, 2007

One thing is for sure: No reasoned bill born of compromise is likely to emerge from Washington until after the 2008 presidential election -- especially on the dicey issue of immigration. Not in your dreams.

George Will | October 11, 2007

Enough, already, with compassion for society's middle and lower orders. There currently is a sympathy deficit regarding the very rich.

Thomas Sowell | October 11, 2007

Some of the most depressing e-mails received over the past year and a half have been those that asked why I was worrying myself about three rich white guys at Duke University.

Larry Elder | October 11, 2007

Thirty-four percent of Americans say they belong to the "have-nots." Twenty years ago, only 17 percent of Americans defined themselves this way. What happened?

Cal Thomas | October 11, 2007

Name one concession Israel has made in recent years that has been reciprocated by its sworn enemies. This is not a trick question. There are none.

Suzanne Fields | October 11, 2007

If his memoir were a novel, Clarence Thomas would be cast as Huckleberry Finn.

Donald Lambro | October 11, 2007

The American economy refuses to listen to all those doom-and-gloom proclamations, predicting we are marching headlong into a recession before the end of the year.

Steve Chapman | October 11, 2007

On most issues, you can line up Hillary Clinton on one side and the Bush administration, free-market think tanks and conservative economists on the other. It would be a surprise to find the former first lady lifting ideas from her longtime opponents. But in this case, there is not one surprise but two: She's not only doing it, but she's doing it on health insurance, where she once embodied Big Government.

William Rusher | October 11, 2007

Columbia University President Lee Bollinger got just about everything wrong that one could have gotten wrong in how he handled the speech by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad there.

Marvin Olasky | October 11, 2007

Who's for the gospel-infused best of Western culture? Korean Christians are.

Marco Martinez | October 11, 2007

I’m no political expert. In fact, I don’t even consider myself terribly “political.” But I do have five thoughts on why conservatives seem to lend far stronger and more vocal support to our military than liberals.

Steve Chapman | October 11, 2007

On most issues, you can line up Hillary Clinton on one side and the Bush administration, free-market think tanks and conservative economists on the other.

Lisa De Pasquale | October 11, 2007

Elizabeth Edwards sure has been feisty lately! I’m starting to think she’s auditioning for a seat on The View. Doesn’t she know all the seats have been filled?

Rebecca Hagelin | October 11, 2007

Politics is a bruising, full-contact sport -- as Ronald Reagan discovered shortly after his inauguration.

Wed, Oct 10, 2007

Gregory Koukl | October 10, 2007

The spate of atheists on the bestsellers list dismiss Christianity as irrational. They exude a palpable condescension.

Ann Coulter | October 10, 2007

Conservatives unhappy with our Republican presidential candidates seem to be drifting aimlessly toward Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee in the misguided belief that these candidates are more conservative than Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney.

Michael Reagan | October 10, 2007

Tuesday night’s debate between the Republican candidates for the GOP presidential nomination showed once again why the majority of conservatives can’t get excited over any of the current hopefuls.

Amanda Carpenter | October 10, 2007

A three-word rule change quietly made to Congress’s newly-enacted lobby reform package was recently discovered that significantly reduces disclosure requirements for the earmarks each senator requests.

Frank Pastore | October 10, 2007

Radio host and columnist Frank Pastore recently spoke with the founder of Focus on the Family Dr. James Dobson. The discussion centered on Dr. Dobson’s recent op-ed in The New York Times detailing why he will only vote for a pro-life, pro-family presidential candidate.

Robert Knight | October 10, 2007

There’s nothing holy about MTV’s latest attempt to seduce kids into orgiastic partying and homosexuality.

Kathleen Parker | October 10, 2007

The much ado about Barack Obama's decision not to wear an American flag lapel pin was, well, symbolic.

Rich Galen | October 10, 2007

Has there ever been a major presidential candidate with lower expectations on the eve of his first debate than Fred Thompson?

Michael Medved | October 10, 2007

President Woodrow Wilson, TR’s much resented old rival, emphatically agreed with Roosevelt on this essential point. “Any man who carries a hyphen about with him carries a dagger that he is ready to plunge into the vitals of this Republic whenever he gets ready.”

Walter E. Williams | October 10, 2007

What has made Rush Limbaugh so effective with this message has been his ability to put things, and ask questions, in a manner that the average citizen can understand and relate to, and do so with a bit of humor. Humor creates madness among leftists who want their interventionist agenda taken seriously.

Michelle Malkin | October 10, 2007

A few weeks ago, Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lured two young children to the public spotlight to help him pass a massive expansion of government health insurance.

John Stossel | October 10, 2007

Health-care costs overall have been rising faster than inflation, but not all medical costs are skyrocketing. In a few pockets of medicine, costs are down while quality is up.

Brent Bozell | October 10, 2007

The ruckus over the Rush Limbaugh "phony soldiers" statement is dying down. It ought not to. There is a huge story here.

Jonah Goldberg | October 10, 2007

For the first time, Belgium has managed to be interesting without getting invaded by Germany or abusing an African colony. In short: Belgium is coming apart at the seams.

Tony Blankley | October 10, 2007

The possible conservative religious resistance to Giuliani on the basis of his opposition to outlawing abortion at the federal level -- and their willingness to accept a Hillary presidency, if necessary, as a result -- points out how little partisan loyalty may have been built up in the past quarter century of the coalition's dominance.

Ben Shapiro | October 10, 2007

Senator Hillary Clinton, D-New York, has positioned herself as the most right-wing Democratic presidential candidate on foreign policy matters. There's only one problem: Hillary has no intention of using force against Iran.

Terry Jeffrey | October 10, 2007

At midday, the Baghdad marketplace was teeming with humanity. Mothers with children in tow were doing their shopping.

Paul Greenberg | October 10, 2007

The last time I'd toured the Truman Library, as a young graduate student in history at the University of Missouri, the guide was the library's namesake. Always dapper - after all, he'd been a haberdasher in another failed career - Harry Truman was, well, Trumanesque.

Jacob Sullum | October 10, 2007

During Prohibition, making and selling liquor was illegal, but drinking it was not. With tobacco, we are moving toward the opposite situation, where it will be legal to make and sell cigarettes but not to smoke them.

Paul Kengor | October 10, 2007

I’m typically not prone to conspiracy theories. Yet, I have reason to suspect that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama may be coordinating their campaign strategies.

Tue, Oct 09, 2007

William F. Buckley | October 09, 2007

In days (long) gone by, the tradition was that gentlemen engaged in media work do not disparage other gentlemen engaged in media work.

Maggie Gallagher | October 09, 2007

On abortion? Don't kid yourself: Rudy is not on our side.

Amanda Carpenter | October 09, 2007

The two leading candidates for the Republican nomination for President elevated a battle over each other’s past records on taxes and spending in Tuesday afternoon’s televised debate.

Chuck Colson | October 09, 2007

One of the biggest obstacles facing what’s called the “New Atheism” is the issue of morality.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | October 09, 2007

For almost a year, my husband, Jimmy and I had been counting down to Sept. 29. Last October, Jimmy was asked if we would chair the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden of Eden Ball.

Paul Weyrich | October 09, 2007

Washington is famous for constructing acronyms. Many bills passed by Congress are titled with an acronym, public relations language or both.

David Limbaugh | October 09, 2007

No matter what "conventional wisdom" purports to tell us about the dominance of the Christian worldview in our culture, recent headlines illustrate the formidable challenges confronting Christian conservatives from inside and outside the church.

Cal Thomas | October 09, 2007

Whatever else his critics say of him, no one can fault President Bush for failing to go the extra mile in his efforts to show that neither he, nor the United States, is opposed to the Islamic faith, or to Muslim nations.

Pat Buchanan | October 09, 2007

What is it that distinguishes Bush Republicanism from the Coolidge, Taft, Eisenhower and Reagan varieties? Four major issues come to mind.

Bill Murchison | October 09, 2007

The more we condone -- not to mention encourage -- the routine speaking of Spanish in schools and in the workplace, the slighter and slimmer grow opportunities for that thoroughgoing cultural assimilation all should desire -- Spanish speakers as well as English speakers.

Bill Steigerwald | October 09, 2007

With his book “Nanny State,” Denver Post columnist David Harsanyi has thrown a conservative-libertarian rope around a disturbing political and cultural trend -- the nannification of America by moral busybodies and nitpicking maternalists who use government power to micromanage our personal lives and protect us from ourselves.

Dennis Prager | October 09, 2007

On Sept. 21, 2007, the editorial board of the Colorado State University student newspaper decided to publish a four-word editorial. Apparently finding the traditional mode of expressing ideas -- arguing a case in a few hundred words -- too demanding, they instead wrote four words: "Taser this … F--- Bush."

Mon, Oct 08, 2007

Thomas Sowell | October 08, 2007

It would be hard to think of anyone whose portrayal in the media differs more radically from the reality than that of Justice Clarence Thomas.

Paul Edwards | October 08, 2007

Outreach Magazine is out with its list of the 100 Largest U.S. Churches for 2007. Of course, no such list appears anywhere in scripture.

Rich Lowry | October 08, 2007

A war has probably never been so debated and so little understood as the one in Iraq.

Carrie Lukas | October 08, 2007

Media Matters has criticized me for my recent comments about Rush Limbaugh’s so-called “phony soldier” statement. On the Fox News Channel, I said that “about 30 seconds” after Rush used the term “phony soldier” he began talking about Jesse MacBeth (the war critic who lied about his military record). According to Media Matters, it is actually one minute and fifty seconds later: I was off by eighty seconds.

Phyllis Schlafly | October 08, 2007

Those who seek to understand what's behind the chatter about President George W. Bush's Security and Prosperity Partnership as a possible prelude to a North American Union, similar to the European Union, should read the 35-page White Paper published recently by the Hudson Institute called "Negotiating North America: The Security and Prosperity Partnership."

Rich Galen | October 08, 2007

The Democrats' re-do of SCHIP has upped the income level for a child to qualify to $83,000 - FOUR times the poverty level (at least in New York) which is an income stretching the definition of "poverty" to the point of snapping.

Armstrong Williams | October 08, 2007

According to former senior United States’ diplomats, there is a “profound” chance that the upcoming Middle East peace summit organized by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will fail because of a lack of groundwork done by the American government.

Michael Barone | October 08, 2007

I am old enough to remember when America's colleges and universities seemed to be the most open-minded and intellectually rigorous institutions in our society.

Star Parker | October 08, 2007

At this point, there seems little doubt about the ugliness that has simmered, and then boiled, in a little town in Louisiana called Jena. But I want to address another aspect of this sad incident, and that is the message that is being sent to black youth across this country. From what I see and read, it is the wrong message.

Suzanne Fields | October 08, 2007

Are we asked now to elect the comedian-in-chief, or what?

Debra J. Saunders | October 08, 2007

Is San Francisco anti-military? Mayor Gavin Newsom had a point when he said that critics of The Special City will not "allow the facts get in the way."

Paul Greenberg | October 08, 2007

How’s the war going? It all depends on who’s talking — or writing.

Donald Lambro | October 08, 2007

Less than three months before the start of the 2008 election cycle, the GOP's brand is in serious decline.

Robert Novak | October 08, 2007

"We look forward," lawyer Daniel Callahan wrote to Nancy Pelosi, "to the New Direction of America, and to your dedication to putting an end to the fleecing of the American taxpayers and death to its citizens in the name of war profiteers such as Blackwater." That plea was answered last week by House hearings.

Burt Prelutsky | October 08, 2007

I’ll come right out and admit that I understand Islamic terrorists far better than I do American liberals.

Mike Adams | October 08, 2007

Maybe the key to not hurting those who have had abortions is stopping to remember that they are someone else’s children, too. And maybe if we would share with them the Good News of Jesus rather than the bad news of genocide, they would be convinced that we are the type of people who should keep and care for their babies.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | October 08, 2007

Last March I sat on the set of the Anderson Cooper Global debating global warming responses with another evangelical – Jim Ball.

Dinesh D'Souza | October 08, 2007

Instead of engaging this secular world, most Christians have taken the easy way out. They have retreated into a Christian subculture where they engage Christian concerns.

Doug Wilson | October 08, 2007

In a field of strong candidates with bold ideas, one candidate stands out from the rest: Mitt Romney.

Sun, Oct 07, 2007

Amanda Carpenter | October 07, 2007

Republican presidential hopeful Gov. Mitt Romney delivered an arsenal of red-meat, anti-liberal jokes for the fiscally conservative audience at the Americans for Prosperity “Defending the American Dream” Summit Friday night.

Austin Hill | October 07, 2007

For a while, it looked like the people of Prince William County, VA were serious on immigration...

Salena Zito | October 07, 2007

At a recent combined fundraising-campaign stop in Pittsburgh, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said he believed his debate performance in New Hampshire the night before had been the “breakthrough that he needed to move up into the first tier” of candidates.

Debra J. Saunders | October 07, 2007

Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, is going back on his word again.

George Will | October 07, 2007

Evidence that a Democrat has read Adam Smith's great treatise against meddlesome government is as gratifying as it is startling. But perhaps there the evidence was last week, when Wisconsin Democrat David Obey proposed a $150 billion war surtax on incomes, ranging from 2 percent to 15 percent.

Ken Connor | October 07, 2007

In a just society, acquitting the innocent is no less important than convicting the guilty. The principle that an accused person is to be presumed innocent until proven guilty is, therefore, fundamental to our American sense of justice.

Frank Pastore | October 07, 2007

We in the pro-life movement have got a decision to make.

Robert Bluey | October 07, 2007

Nobody in Washington likes to compromise, but when it comes to helping poor kids, you’d think politicians would choose solutions instead of spin. Think again.

Paul Jacob | October 07, 2007

How to chill democracy: place citizen activists in leg-irons and charge them with conspiracy.