Sat, Oct 27, 2007

Doug Giles | October 27, 2007

Atheists would love for everyone to believe that their motive for not believing is an intellectual one.

Robert Murphy | October 27, 2007

On a recent road trip stop I noticed a pamphlet entitled, “Social Responsibility: How is My Starbucks doing its part?” Even though I had never lain awake pondering this question, I couldn’t help but grab the pamphlet.

William F. Buckley | October 27, 2007

If ours were a form of government patterned after that of the Europeans, Bush would probably have been replaced as leader of his party. But the majority of the American people still think of him as a man of good will and very stout heart who is pursuing his duties as he sees them...

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 27, 2007

When a major presidential candidate refuses to reveal the specifics of her campaign program, taking the position that she "won't answer hypothetical questions," how are we to gauge her candidacy and intentions?

Michael Franc | October 27, 2007

Osama bin Laden implored his comrades to "work in one united group." That's good advice for our side.

Brent Bozell | October 27, 2007

Film critics have denounced recent movies as an affront to their "pro-choice" beliefs. The women chose life, and that was wrong. To them, it smelled of fear and corner-cutting. They noted the word "abortion" wasn't used in the scripts.

Rich Tucker | October 27, 2007

You’ll never get anywhere in a strange land unless you can speak the language. So, in the spirit of Washington, D.C., I’d like to revise and expand my remarks.

Robert Novak | October 27, 2007

Rep. Rahm Emanuel, the House Democratic Caucus chairman, dissented from Speaker Nancy Pelosi's support of a resolution condemning the 92-year-old Armenian genocide that has proved to be the big blunder of her tenure.

Kathleen Parker | October 27, 2007

If Middle Eastern women could vote in American presidential elections, it's very likely that Laura Bush would be president.

Phil Harris | October 27, 2007

Body Integrity Identity Disorder is an extremely odd state of mind, in which individuals desire to have one or more limbs amputated for no medical reason.

Fri, Oct 26, 2007

Cesar Conda | October 26, 2007

Lost in the hoopla over Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel’s “Mother of All Tax Reforms” to repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax and reduce the corporate tax is the plan’s punitive tax increases on small businesses – especially small and closely-held exporting firms.

Janice Shaw Crouse | October 26, 2007

In a speech delivered in Atlanta over the weekend, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg declared that banning abortion “would have a devastating impact on poor women.” When the actual facts don’t agree with the left’s latest political nostrum, they are drowned out by the claim that those “old” facts have become outdated.

John McCaslin | October 26, 2007

Mrs. Kennedy Townsend, apparently predicting victory for her Democratic Party in the 2008 presidential campaign, smiled and whispered: "Everything will be better next year."

John Hawkins | October 26, 2007

The lack of seriousness our politicians and much of our populace display towards the grave issues we face as a nation has grown to such an extent that it may become a threat to this country's very survival in the coming years.

Jonah Goldberg | October 26, 2007

If you think American politics have gotten nastier, crueler and more symbolic over the last 20 years, blame Ted Kennedy.

David Limbaugh | October 26, 2007

My goal here is to convince as many of you as possible to read Dinesh D'Souza's compelling new book, "What's So Great About Christianity."

Mona Charen | October 26, 2007

Imagine that you are a human rights lawyer who would like to establish the legal principle of "universal jurisdiction" -- the notion that former leaders should be vulnerable to suit anywhere on earth.

Oliver North | October 26, 2007

Can you name a contemporary American hero? Only two of the dozen or so people I challenged came up with, "Navy SEAL Michael Murphy." That says a lot about what our mainstream media thinks is important.

Pat Buchanan | October 26, 2007

Fred Thompson is billing himself as the "consistent conservative" in the GOP race -- in contrast to ex-mayor Rudy Giuliani. In his defense, Rudy cites George Will as calling his eight years in office in the Big Apple the most conservative city government in 50 years.

Linda Chavez | October 26, 2007

Am I imagining it or is television becoming even more family unfriendly? Not only do commercials try to use sex to sell everything from automobiles to soap, it seems half the ads on TV now are marketing sex itself.

Diana West | October 26, 2007

I could start today's column one of two ways, depending on what I decide to leave out.

Paul Greenberg | October 26, 2007

It was wholly a pleasure to get the word from you that the New York Times is now offering videos under the title, "Sightlines, an Op-Ed Series." That's good news, since the pictures have to be an improvement over the prose in the Times' editorials.

Burt Prelutsky | October 26, 2007

What makes the Guinness Book of World Records such a marvel is that the records are simply listed without commentary or explanation. Nobody, for instance, bothered asking Jackie Bibby why one day he decided to share his bath with 75 rattlesnakes.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | October 26, 2007

Lebanon – one of the most critical fronts in the war on terror – is on the brink of a full-blown shooting war. Few Americans living or traveling outside of that country seem to have any prescient understanding of this.

Charles Krauthammer | October 26, 2007

Major grumbling among conservatives about the Republican field. So many candidates, so many flaws. Where is the paragon? Where is Ronald Reagan?

Thu, Oct 25, 2007

Hugh Hewitt | October 25, 2007

The famous demand for a presidency capable of decisive action echoes through the week of fire in California. As the flames began to spread on Sunday, local and then state government mobilized in a decisive and effective response.

Rich Lowry | October 25, 2007

Comparing any natural disaster with Hurricane Katrina is unfair. Many people in New Orleans lacked the means to evacuate, which isn't a problem in the upscale communities hit by the California fires, where people can get into their Mercedes or Lexus and go.

Amanda Carpenter | October 25, 2007

In a remarkable departure from her long-standing, tight-lipped policy against discussing her personal life, Hillary Clinton gushed about her marriage to husband Bill in a recent interview.

Michael Reagan | October 25, 2007

It was inevitable – a huge swath of Southern California was ablaze in one of the worst wildfires in the state's history, yet all that gasbag liberals could do in the face of this disaster was to go looking for someone to blame.

Paul Weyrich | October 25, 2007

There is terrible news from California. On October 12, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law three bills which, the opposition argues, introduce the radical homosexual agenda into educational institutions.

Jonathan Moody | October 25, 2007

For more than thirty years, the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) has been in the forefront of the conservative movement and is expanding its influence and creating more opportunities for individuals to engage in promoting conservative principles and values.

Victor Davis Hanson | October 25, 2007

At first glance, it would seem a straightforward thing to stop a relatively weak but volatile Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb. It would also seem to be something a concerned world community would be actively working to do. But in truth, most players don’t care enough to stop Iran from getting the bomb.

Larry Elder | October 25, 2007

Are we in a recession? Half of Americans think so, at least according to the new CNN opinion poll. But what the CNN article describing the poll doesn't tell is that our economy is nowhere near a recession.

Cal Thomas | October 25, 2007

A hung jury is not an acquittal, and if the Holy Land Foundation eventually is acquitted (the government has indicated it will retry the case), it doesn’t necessarily mean the accused is innocent (think O.J. Simpson’s murder trial).

Pat Buchanan | October 25, 2007

Fred Thompson is billing himself as the "consistent conservative" in the GOP race -- in contrast to ex-mayor Rudy Giuliani. In his defense, Rudy cites George Will as calling his eight years in office in the Big Apple the most conservative city government in 50 years.

Debra J. Saunders | October 25, 2007

A world away from the fires of California, harvest is beginning in Niger. "The fields are green. Everything's green. It started raining in June and rained regularly through September. The millet fields are doing pretty well. Families are going about their daily business of fetching water and firewood and doing laundry and making things to eat."

Matt Towery | October 25, 2007

Whether it's the almost unanimously loved Crist or the powerful and dynamic Hutchison, one thing is for sure: This time, the vice presidential choice will truly matter for the GOP.

Donald Lambro | October 25, 2007

Pork-barrel spending doesn't come up much in the presidential debates, but Hillary Clinton's $1 million bill for the Woodstock Museum got a lot more attention than she wanted in the GOP's candidate forum Sunday in Orlando, Fla.

Rebecca Hagelin | October 25, 2007

Even in the highly competitive world of magazine covers, it’s hard to miss the latest issue of Salvo. A stark mannequin face, flanked by two other mannequins, stares out, a large computer cable port embedded in its forehead. The headline: “Under the Influence: The Media and Their Messages.”

Maggie Gallagher | October 25, 2007

Canada has universal single-payer national health insurance. In theory, Canadians who get free health care as a government "right" should be much healthier than Americans, who face more barriers of cost to accessing health care, right?

Cliff May | October 25, 2007

We need a middle ground on terrorist interrogations. We ought to be having a serious discussion about what methods should be permissible and under what circumstances.

Paul Kengor | October 25, 2007

Acclaimed commentator and best-selling author Dinesh D’Souza recently release it latest book, What’s So Great About Christianity. D’Souza spoke to the Center for Vision & Values’ Executive Director Dr. Paul Kengor.

Robert Novak | October 25, 2007

National anti-abortion leaders Wednesday put finishing touches on a letter to be sent to all members of Congress urging suspension of more than $300 million in federal funding of Planned Parenthood until a massive criminal case brought in Kansas against the abortion rights organization is settled.

Ross Mackenzie | October 25, 2007

Quotations on topics currently in the news . . .

John McCaslin | October 25, 2007

More than one reader got a kick out of the sequence of clues in the Washington Post's “Daily Crossword” for October 23.

William Rusher | October 25, 2007

At first glance, the heavens would seem to be beaming on Al Gore.

George Will | October 25, 2007

The speech policeman's lot is not a happy one, as the University of Montana at Missoula is learning. Herewith a tale about the mess that institution has made by regulating political speech.

Emmett Tyrrell | October 25, 2007

My guess is that the Democrats' threats to the First Amendment will continue. Yet an even better bet is that Rush will continue to get the better of these brutes.

Marvin Olasky | October 25, 2007

New York Times columnist John Tierney recently offered a materialist version of "intelligent design": All of us are actually characters in a computer simulation devised by some technologically advanced future civilization.

Wed, Oct 24, 2007

Ann Coulter | October 24, 2007

The Democratic leadership might want to have a powwow with their base because I believe their public position is to pretend to oppose Islamic fascism.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 24, 2007

It’s easy to see the disguises that the Democratic Party is planning to don for Halloween.

Amanda Carpenter | October 24, 2007

Democratic Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) failed in his attempt to push forth legislation to give green cards to illegal aliens who attend college Wednesday.

Paul Weyrich | October 24, 2007

Do you recognize the names of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean? You should. They are the former Border Patrol Agents who were convicted and sentenced to eleven and twelve years in federal prison, respectively, for wounding a Mexican drug smuggler who brought 743 pounds of marijuana across the U.S. border.

Andrew Tallman | October 24, 2007

Barry Manilow recently gave a seminar on liberalism. Oh, not intentionally, of course. But sometimes unintentional seminars are the most instructive of all.

David Strom | October 24, 2007

We live in the most prosperous place at the most prosperous and creative time in world history. Yet everywhere I turn, I see conservatives and libertarians down in the mouth about the prospects for progress for increasing freedom and prosperity around the world. Something is very wrong with this picture.

John McCaslin | October 24, 2007

Men who wear bow ties are "a little weird." In fact, a new study by HCD Research says they're perceived as older, dull, fidgety and Republican.

Michelle Malkin | October 24, 2007

Asian-American groups don't like the increased public scrutiny that Hillary Clinton's mysterious Chinese dishwasher donors are getting. To which I say, in words that should be universally understood: Boo-hoo.

John Stossel | October 24, 2007

If you must declare a debate over, then maybe it's not. And if you have to gussy up your agenda as "our greatest opportunity to lift global consciousness to a higher level," then it deserves some skeptical examination.

Walter E. Williams | October 24, 2007

In each new Congress since 1995, Rep. John Shadegg, R-Ariz., has introduced the Enumerated Powers Act (HR 1359). If enacted, the law would require Congress to specify the basis of authority in the U.S. Constitution for the enactment of laws and other congressional actions.

Brent Bozell | October 24, 2007

As much as liberals decry major corporations that act as if they're above the law, there's always quiet when the subject is Planned Parenthood, America's No. 1 corporate provider of abortions.

Jonah Goldberg | October 24, 2007

The most interesting thing to come out of the umpteenth Republican debate Sunday is confirmation that the GOP is dying to run against Hillary Clinton.

Terry Jeffrey | October 24, 2007

Forget the facsimiles, fakers and campaign-trail converts stumping Iowa and New Hampshire these days. If you want to find a truly conservative leader for the Republican Party of tomorrow, look south.

Ben Shapiro | October 24, 2007

When J.K. Rowling announced last week that Albus Dumbledore, the aged headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, was gay, I was somewhat confused.

Austin Bay | October 24, 2007

The Kurdistan Workers Party, best known by its initials PKK, dreams of an independent Kurdistan.

Jacob Sullum | October 24, 2007

Is protecting national security, as Michael Mukasey said it should be, a power the president will strive to exercise with the consent of Congress, acting without congressional support only in emergencies?

Kathleen Parker | October 24, 2007

First lady Laura Bush came to the Middle East this week to raise breast cancer awareness, but her mission has been couched in a gracious plea for mutual understanding and world peace.

Chuck Colson | October 24, 2007

One of the most disillusioning recent moments for me was when the New York Times ran that ad—at a discount, by the way—for MoveOn.org calling General Petraeus “General Betray Us.” This honorable West Point graduate with a distinguished military career: We do this to him?

Chuck Colson | October 24, 2007

Having grown up in Boston buying 60-cent seats to the bleachers to watch my heroes, the Red Sox, I became a lifelong fan. But now they are playing the Colorado Rockies, which is going to test my loyalty as a member of the Red Sox nation.

Michael Medved | October 24, 2007

For those Americans who know anything at all about the history of the Great Depression and the New Deal, the story line seems simple, dramatic, inspiring and familiar:

Tue, Oct 23, 2007

Amanda Carpenter | October 23, 2007

Hillary Clinton has made a political calculation to capture the women’s vote by playing gender politics to make herself the first woman President.

Russell Shubin | October 23, 2007

There’s an immediate question that will be decided not at the ballot box but the box office this coming weekend. Can a beautifully-crafted film with an equally beautiful life-affirming message make it on the big screen?

Paul Weyrich | October 23, 2007

Should Gore succumb to a draft it would be bad news for the Republicans. They might defeat Clinton because she is such a polarizing figure. Gore, who in 2000 won the most number of popular votes by one half million, would be very difficult to defeat.

Debra J. Saunders | October 23, 2007

Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., has become the Democrats' Ann Coulter -- he keeps saying things that aggrandize him, while discrediting his political persuasion.

Phil Harris | October 23, 2007

There is a growing attitude about war and the defense of our nation, stoked by men such as Ron Paul, which proclaims that we have no business doing what we are doing.

Mario Diaz | October 23, 2007

Political games are still being played with the nomination of Judge Southwick.

John McCaslin | October 23, 2007

John Lockwood, whose recent research at the Library of Congress made headlines after he uncovered a 1922 Washington Post article "Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt," doesn't normally buy children's books. That is, until he came upon Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth for Children.

Bruce Bialosky | October 23, 2007

You may ask why I would want to spend my time reading over 362 pages of rhetoric from someone I would probably never support.

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

There seems to be a growing attempt by the gay community to hijack the civil rights movement.

David Horowitz | October 23, 2007

The focus was on the violent oppression of Muslim women as thousands of students campuses across the country on attended and in some cases protested against speeches and panel discussions marking the first day of Islamo Fascism Awareness Week.

John Leo | October 23, 2007

Free speech has a very small constituency on the modern campus, particularly if the speaker under attack is conservative.

Thomas Sowell | October 23, 2007

Some students may feel flattered that Harvard, Yale or M.I.T. seems to be dying to have them apply. But the brutal reality is that the reason for wanting so many youngsters to apply is so that they can be rejected.

Mike Adams | October 23, 2007

This summer, I met a fellow named Darrin by a poolside in Wilmington, North Carolina. Darrin had long hair and lots of tattoos so, before I introduced myself, I already knew he’d be a good conversationalist. We talked about God, Satan, and salvation.

David Limbaugh | October 23, 2007

The dirty little secret about Sen. Harry Reid's failed character assassination attempt against my brother, Rush Limbaugh, is just how contrived the Senate Democrats' outrage was about the fraudulent allegation that Rush had impugned certain soldiers.

Cal Thomas | October 23, 2007

Last week, ABC’s Charles Gibson introduced a segment about Iraq on “World News Tonight” with this curious remark: “The news is (pause for effect) that there is no news. The police told us today that, to their knowledge, there were no major acts of violence."

Dennis Prager | October 23, 2007

There is something at least as awful as pornography -- and arguably more destructive -- that permeates the Internet: the lies, vitriol, obscenities and ad hominem attacks made by anonymous individuals on almost every website that deals with public issues.

Pat Buchanan | October 23, 2007

The scaremongers are not always wrong. The Trojans should have listened to Cassandra. But history shows that the scaremongers are usually wrong.

Frank Gaffney | October 23, 2007

Led by the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, proponents of the Law of the Sea Treaty hoped to celebrate the 24th of October – also known as UN Day – by giving the treaty a rubber stamp.

Bill Murchison | October 23, 2007

Living in 21st-century America is about -- so I gather, from living there -- leaving behind the awful memories of exploitative acts perpetrated by the old white male ruling caste and, from here on, incorporating into our lives and loves Barack Obama? Hillary Clinton? Barney Frank?

Bill Steigerwald | October 23, 2007

In the great, never-cooling debate over the causes and consequences of global warming, it’s always clear whose side Fred Singer is on: not Al Gore’s. I talked with Singer on Oct. 27 by phone from his offices in Arlington, Va.

Chuck Colson | October 23, 2007

Hundreds of thousands of American military personnel have placed their lives on the line for an ungrateful nation. And there is plenty of blame to go around.

Mon, Oct 22, 2007

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 22, 2007

The number of Burson-Marsteller clients — both corporations and foreign governments — that will likely try to influence the next administration is staggering.

Rich Lowry | October 22, 2007

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told a gathering of social conservatives in Washington last weekend, in a boffo speech that received repeated standing ovations, that "it's important that the language of Zion is a mother tongue and not a recently acquired second language."

Matt Barber | October 22, 2007

An upcoming movie has a central theme that puts a premium on the value of human life — including life in the womb — and that is a value Hollywood just won’t tolerate.

Andrew Tallman | October 22, 2007

Both Dr. Dobson and I believe we have a moral obligation to participate effectively in elections. We must use our votes to advance virtue and to hinder evil, insofar as government is able to do so. Hence, given the grave evil of legal abortion, we must work to elect people who will limit and abolish this practice.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | October 22, 2007

Many of us experience a kind of discomfort when it comes to spending and saving. We know we should save, but there's a new pair of shoes we want. As part of a consumer-oriented culture, the desire to spend generally seems to trump the need to save. So how can one spend and save with pleasure?

Phyllis Schlafly | October 22, 2007

A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court proves why the Senate must defeat the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty.

John McCaslin | October 22, 2007

Two relatives of Teddy Roosevelt have been around Washington lately, conspicuous in their activism.

Michael Barone | October 22, 2007

Things are not working out as Democratic congressional leaders expected. For the first eight months of this year, they struggled to find some way to shut down the American military effort in Iraq.

Suzanne Fields | October 22, 2007

John Edwards is right about one thing. Lots of people are acting as if Hillary Clinton has the Democratic nomination wrapped up in tissue paper and safely tucked away in her Louis Vuitton handbag.

Debra J. Saunders | October 22, 2007

Was the recall worth it? California government is still spending more than it takes in.

Paul Greenberg | October 22, 2007

There’ll always be an England, so they say. But you might doubt it after reading about the latest controversy in Parliament.

Donald Lambro | October 22, 2007

Bush has won a number of key victories this year on the conduct of the Iraq war, the sweep of the intelligence surveillance program to keep us safe from another terrorist attack and in the ongoing battle over spending.

Robert Novak | October 22, 2007

Curt Pringle, the conservative mayor of Anaheim and onetime speaker of the California Assembly, is a pro-life Republican who endorsed pro-choice Rudy Giuliani for president last March and since then has been actively engaged in his campaign.

Burt Prelutsky | October 22, 2007

One of the silliest complaints that liberals never tire of leveling against conservatives is that we’re divisive. I should hope so. God forbid that those of us on the right should ever roll over for the knuckleheads on the left.

Dinesh D'Souza | October 22, 2007

It seems atheists have developed a comprehensive strategy to win the minds of the next generation.

Star Parker | October 22, 2007

Sixteen years after being sworn in to the nation's highest court, Thomas shares his story in a new autobiography, "My Grandfather's Son." It is a highly readable and quintessentially American story of persistence, idealism, suffering, faith, and success.

Mike Adams | October 22, 2007

When, in class one day, a student said that “hate speech” was not free speech, I asked him the following: “Can you even define hate speech?”

Sun, Oct 21, 2007

Amanda Carpenter | October 21, 2007

Rudy Giuliani made no effort to deny his disagreements with social conservatives at a premier event for religious voters.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | October 21, 2007

Most of the chain e-mails I receive, I delete. Occasionally I read one that appears to be humorous or interesting. My mother sent me one titled SHERIFF JOE IS AT IT AGAIN. This e-mail, while not humorous, is definitely interesting.

Salena Zito | October 21, 2007

Rick Perry’s endorsement brings incredible conservative street cred to the Giuliani campaign nearly 90 days before the first primary vote is cast.

Austin Hill | October 21, 2007

I awoke before sunrise last Sunday, and stepped outside my home. And soon I was face-to-face with the United States Army.

Robert Bluey | October 21, 2007

Conservatives have gone to great lengths to create a new brand for the party, but such endeavors won't change minds overnight or even in this election cycle.

Ken Connor | October 21, 2007

Platitudes are good for church, but when we are talking about business we are talking about the real world, right?

George Will | October 21, 2007

Mitt Romney is an intelligent man who sometimes seems eager to find bushel baskets under which to hide his light. Romney faults Rudy Giuliani for opposing the presidential line-item veto. But Giuliani doesn't, unfortunately.

Paul Jacob | October 21, 2007

Before politicians touch our health care system, make them fix the BIGGER mess of our pension system.

Frank Pastore | October 21, 2007

I, a conservative Christian, am partly responsible for passing one of the most pro-gay agendas in American history.