Sat, Nov 03, 2007

Doug Giles | November 03, 2007

Quit crying church, the atheists are good for you. Embrace them. They’ll put meat on your bones and hair on your chest, Nancy boy.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 03, 2007

When a presidential campaign, funded and staffed on a national scale, crams itself into a tiny state, the resulting overkill makes the outcome hard to predict.

Robert Novak | November 03, 2007

Democrats are plotting a rapid override of three expected vetoes of spending bills by George W. Bush, who did not veto a single bill until his sixth year as president.

Nathan Tabor | November 03, 2007

Despite the fact that the Fairness Doctrine has been dead for 20 years (killed by the FCC, under Reagan), Media Matters and other liberal organizations have been agitating for its return.

William F. Buckley | November 03, 2007

The shooting war in New York over the question of driver's licenses for illegal aliens dramatizes several features of U.S. culture. The first of these is that the right to drive a car is the most cherished right in America, of special, sizzling importance to young people.

Caroline Glick | November 03, 2007

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's opinion of Russian President Vladimir Putin seems directly correlated to his hostility toward America.

Paul Driessen | November 03, 2007

If “corporate social responsibility” is to be more than a brilliant strategy for compelling companies to follow the dictates of “progressive” pressure groups, it must apply defensible ethical principles to all organizations. That is not now the case.

Fri, Nov 02, 2007

Sandy Rios | November 02, 2007

Who could forget the 1995 Beijing Women’s Conference spear-headed by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and then Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala? It was a remarkable idea, gathering women from all over the world to discuss issues that mattered to them: abuse, abortion, education, gender equality, you know … “women’s issues.”

Rich Tucker | November 02, 2007

Often, as the Gordon Gecko character said in Wall Street, “Greed is good.” It supports the capitalist system. However, the quest for greater riches can backfire when the government gets involved.

Amanda Carpenter | November 02, 2007

Minority presidential candidate Barack Obama upped his criticism of the leading Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, by telling the media it’s unfair for her to suggest political attacks are made on her because of her gender.

Michael Franc | November 02, 2007

In July, the Treasury Department released a study cataloguing the ways our deplorable tax code restricts U.S. competitiveness. Ultimately, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson explained, “our workers pay the price.”

Jonah Goldberg | November 02, 2007

People are finally noticing that when Hillary answers tough questions, she follows the example of Yogi Berra, who once said, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

Rich Galen | November 02, 2007

Hillary Clinton's opponents challenged her candor and electability and to portray her as enabling President Bush to prepare for an invasion of Iran in the most recent Democratic debate.

Phil Harris | November 02, 2007

Abortion is one of those rough spots in our midst, and regardless of which side you fall regarding how society should respond; there is virtually no argument that abortion has gnawed a serious hole in our fabric.

Gary Aldrich | November 02, 2007

When the FBI transferred me to Los Angeles in 1970, I saw every nook and cranny of LA County, including some neighborhoods recently ravaged by fire. But for as long as there has been recorded history, the hills surrounding LA burn annually, and this year is no exception.

Gregg Jackson | November 02, 2007

Why would an evangelical theologian step forward to become part of the Mitt Romney propaganda blitz trying to mislead evangelicals into doing what would shock most evangelicals in American history: elect a Mormon for president?

Michael Steele | November 02, 2007

In Louisiana a quiet revolution occurred. The Republican Party, which has had it pretty rough of late, found its footing, in the election of the first Indian American to the office of governor.

John McCaslin | November 02, 2007

Peter Hannaford, former spokesman for Ronald Reagan's gubernatorial stay in California, has accepted the position of editorial page editor of the Eureka Reporter.

David Strom | November 02, 2007

Is Governor Tim Pawlenty looking to get a Nobel Peace Prize by following in the wake of Al Gore? Minnesota’s Governor Tim Pawlenty is reportedly planning a spring trip to the Arctic to dramatize the impact of climate change. He is also planning a series of forums across the State to warn about the impact of climate change on Lake Superior.

Matt Barber | November 02, 2007

My 19 year-old brother, Jared, recently shared his thoughts in a brief essay on today’s politically correct, post-modern concept of “tolerance.”

John Hawkins | November 02, 2007

Christians are still welcome to mouth politically correct platitudes and vote for whoever says a few nice words about Jesus, but if we actually support policies and candidates based on our religious beliefs, the anti-Christian secularists start tut-tutting and slinging cliches.

Brent Bozell | November 02, 2007

How many of us know that Estonia, one of the smallest countries on the face of this earth, is responsible for one of the most extraordinary, and certainly the most unique, revolutions in modern history? How many of us know that this tiny Baltic nation defeated the Soviet Union -- with a song? This is not meant as hyperbole. It is literal truth.

David Limbaugh | November 02, 2007

I have to laugh at the suggestion that Sen. Hillary Clinton displayed "indecisiveness" in the recent Democratic presidential debate. Clinton is about as indecisive as a Calvinist on the doctrine of election.

Mona Charen | November 02, 2007

Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., started something when he asked Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey whether he considers waterboarding to be torture. When the nominee declined to give a definitive answer, the matter cascaded into a confirmation-threatening imbroglio.

Oliver North | November 02, 2007

This week, the Pentagon released official figures on how dramatically the security situation has improved in Iraq. Terrorist attacks, secular violence, roadside bombings, Iraqi civilian deaths and U.S. casualties are all down. The announcement received scant notice from the so-called mainstream media.

Pat Buchanan | November 02, 2007

The dollar has plummeted in value, more so in Bush's term than during any comparable period of U.S. history. Indeed, Bush is presiding over a worldwide abandonment of the American dollar.

Linda Chavez | November 02, 2007

Judge Michael Mukasey seemed a shoo-in for confirmation to attorney general when he was nominated in September, but now his nomination seems in genuine peril.

Diana West | November 02, 2007

Funny thing happened recently. Condoleezza Rice has turned to former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter for tips on the Middle East peace process.

Paul Greenberg | November 02, 2007

Few may have noticed, but Mr. Gore shared this year's Nobel Peace Prize with a real scientist, or rather a whole slew of them on the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. That group's work is as unglamorous as its bureaucratic name.

Donald Lambro | November 02, 2007

Hillary Clinton leads in the polls in the early contests of 2008, but party strategists warn that a large number of still-undecided independents and Democrats could hit her with a January surprise.

Robert Bluey | November 02, 2007

CNN had an opportunity to shine as co-host of last week’s Republican presidential debate. Instead, the network faltered with millions watching.

Lorie Byrd | November 02, 2007

Michael Reagan is asking Democrats to lay off Hillary so that Republicans can have another go at her. I say to Republicans, beware of the “Blue Dress Democrats” and the Clinton effect.

Burt Prelutsky | November 02, 2007

From now on, Al Gore will no longer be best known as the man who lost the presidency because he couldn’t even carry his own home state. People may even begin overlooking the fact that the most fascinating thing about him is that his head is as large as the pumpkin that sits atop Barry Bonds’ neck.

Kathleen Parker | November 02, 2007

When you're leading the Democratic presidential race, as Hillary Clinton is, you might expect other candidates to focus their sharpest criticism your way. Yet the spin coming out of the Clinton campaign is that the men were ganging up on Hillary.

Charles Krauthammer | November 02, 2007

The recent Argentine election is a pretty vivid dramatization of the Clintons' intentions -- and of the cloud hovering over the current Clinton candidacy.

Thu, Nov 01, 2007

Robert Knight | November 01, 2007

On October 22, Larry Cirignano could breathe easy again for the first time in 10 months. The pro-family Catholic activist was acquitted of assault and battery charges leveled by a Massachusetts ACLU official and backed by a local reporter.

Tom Price | November 01, 2007

It has been stunning how quickly Democrat leaders have shown their true colors this Congress, pandering and playing politics to usurp ever more personal and economic freedom.

Janice Shaw Crouse | November 01, 2007

Sex trafficking — modern day slavery — is one of the foremost women’s issues of our time.

Rich Lowry | November 01, 2007

Would someone be fit to be attorney general of the United States if he had once said, "I think there are probably very few people in this room or in America who would say that torture should never, ever be used, particularly if thousands of lives are stake"?

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 01, 2007

With two months to go before the Iowa caucus, everything can change, and probably will, but it is worth speculating on what the impact will be if things don’t change much from now until then.

Amanda Carpenter | November 01, 2007

A reliable pro-life Republican told a small group of reporters that reckless spending is so rampant that it is now more of an ethical concern than abortion Thursday morning.

Charlie Sykes | November 01, 2007

After Columbine, educators do have legitimate reasons to be concerned about student safety, but the low-grade hysteria and hyper-bubble-wrapping of children in the name of zero-tolerance is really about something else: the refusal of adults to use their common sense.

Amanda Carpenter | November 01, 2007

After Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) blamed climate change for California’s raging forest fires, House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D.-Calif.) newly created global warming committee tried to prove Reid’s contention true.

Marion Edwyn Harrison | November 01, 2007

Much has been written, in these columns and elsewhere, about the effort, almost assuredly unconstitutional had Congress enacted it, to accord the District of Columbia a voting House of Representatives seat.

John McCaslin | November 01, 2007

Question: Which of the 12 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives is the largest, holding 76.8 million pages of paper documents, 1.85 million photographs, 75,000 museum artifacts and a replica of the Oval Office and Cabinet Room?

Jerry Bowyer | November 01, 2007

San Diego had a major fire just four years ago. Did they wallow in their victimhood and demand more government funding? Did they play the race card, claiming that George Bush just doesn’t like Mexicans? The answer to these questions is ‘no’. Here’s why: culture matters.

Ross Mackenzie | November 01, 2007

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Hugh Hewitt | November 01, 2007

After the Wall Street Journal's John Fund took a few whacks at former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, I extended the governor an invitation to appear on the radio show.

Rebecca Hagelin | November 01, 2007

Purveyors of porn and perversion know exactly how to prey on the raging hormones of our sons and daughters and lure them into a seedy, dark world. They are experts at manipulating young minds for money. If they can reel them in at a young age, they can cultivate customers for life.

Victor Davis Hanson | November 01, 2007

The House this July passed another five-year, multi-billion-dollar farm support bill. Here we go again with payouts to well-off Americans that have neither logic nor morality.

Larry Elder | November 01, 2007

O'Neal's race played no role in either his hiring or firing. So Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton will likely remain silent -- for a change.

Ken Blackwell | November 01, 2007

One of the most prominent forms of discrimination against girls exists even before they exit their mother’s womb. That is the issue of sex-selection abortion. The notion of sex-selection abortion challenges the liberal concept of abortion as an innate human right.

Michael Reagan | November 01, 2007

Listen Barack Obama, John Edwards and all you other soon-to-be also-rans, lay off Hillary.

Cal Thomas | November 01, 2007

If there were stock in carrots and sticks, I would direct my broker to immediately buy some because virtually all of the Democratic presidential candidates in Philadelphia Tuesday night said these are their weapons of choice in confronting Iran's nuclear threat.

Suzanne Fields | November 01, 2007

A new hostility toward Jews is emerging in England, like Germany, one of the most civilized of nations. This time it's difficult to avert the eyes.

Debra J. Saunders | November 01, 2007

Fred Thompson, who was in San Francisco Wednesday, is the designated hopeless guy who nonetheless has a slot in the coveted four-man race within the eight-man race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Matt Towery | November 01, 2007

The Georgia Supreme Court agreed with you and with those of us who argued that the sentence was insanely out of whack, or to put it more correctly, "cruel and unusual" punishment. Genarlow is a free man.

Steve Chapman | November 01, 2007

If you listen to the latest soundings on any given day, you might wonder if you had just awakened from a coma that caused you to miss the 2008 election. Plenty of forecasters have been eager to declare a winner before the opening gun.

Cliff May | November 01, 2007

How many people still believe that guards in Guantanamo flushed Korans down the toilet, that U.S. Marines committed a massacre at Haditha, and that American soldiers ridicule women disfigured by bombs, run over puppies for sport and desecrate graves for a laugh?

Robert Novak | November 01, 2007

Jim McCrery, ranking Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, has spent all year trying to establish good relations with Chairman Charles Rangel. He succeeded, only to discover that Rangel does not really run Ways and Means. Nancy Pelosi does.

Marvin Olasky | November 01, 2007

Three cheers for the Boston Globe's female baseball reporter, Amalie Benjamin. She was in the Red Sox clubhouse while they were celebrating Sunday evening to record poignant words pouring out amid triumph, words many guys would not think fit to emphasize.

George Will | November 01, 2007

In today's political taxonomy, "progressives" are rebranded liberals dodging the damage they did to their old label. Soon, liberals will need a third label if people notice what "progressives" are up to in Utah.

Emmett Tyrrell | November 01, 2007

Perhaps as conservatives continue to break the liberal monopoly, the liberals will raise their journalistic standards. Or maybe they will get worse

Wed, Oct 31, 2007

Ann Coulter | October 31, 2007

In the paramount threat of our time, the Democratic Party is AWOL. And those are the patriotic Democrats. The rest are actively aiding the enemy.

Larry Kudlow | October 31, 2007

If things are so bad, why are they so good? With all the gloom coming out of Wall Street, the Democrats on the campaign trail and the mainstream media, a remarkable thing just happened: Real gross domestic product, the best summary report of the American economy, came in at a breathtaking 3.9 percent annual rate for the third quarter.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 31, 2007

Huckabee, who has risen rapidly without either money or organization, is the most interesting phenomenon in either party's race.

Paul Edwards | October 31, 2007

Joel Belz, in the current issue of World magazine, compiles a list of “big problems facing our society”—a list, perhaps, not unlike one you and I might compile. One was missing: Drought.

Richard H. Collins | October 31, 2007

At last night’s Democratic debate Hillary Clinton’s electoral steamroller finally hit a speed bump. With a growing lead in most polls, a powerful fundraising operation, and a developing air of inevitability her opponents were forced to go on the offensive.

Amanda Carpenter | October 31, 2007

The open borders advocacy group National Council of La Raza said Wednesday morning that government-led immigration raids induced mental disorders and instilled fear among immigrant children.

Douglas MacKinnon | October 31, 2007

As Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Hillary Clinton are, momentarily, the national "frontrunners" for their respective parties, they tend to co-star at many of the debates, both Republican and Democratic. Is this good news for their respective campaigns?

Rich Galen | October 31, 2007

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake centered near Alum Rock in San Jose struck at 8:04 tonight. Well, guess who was sitting at dinner at 8:04 pm and felt, as the song goes, "the earth move under my feet?" Me, that's who.

Dinesh D'Souza | October 31, 2007

If we look at the history of Western civilization, we find that Christianity has illuminated the greatest achievements of the culture. Does it make any sense to say that "religion poisons everything"?

Amanda Carpenter | October 31, 2007

Hillary Clinton's reluctance to answer questions in Tuesday evening's Democratic presidential debate earned her the worst reviews yet of her campaign.

John McCaslin | October 31, 2007

So, Brian Lamb, it's just been announced that you'll receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. What are you going to do now? "Come back to work the next morning," the C-SPAN founder told Inside the Beltway yesterday, soon after President Bush announced this year's recipients for the nation's highest civilian award.

Amanda Carpenter | October 31, 2007

The usual flood of editorials and blog posts after a major presidential debate were particularly harsh on Hillary Clinton this morning.

Michael Medved | October 31, 2007

The persistent American fascination with third parties and fringe candidates defies every lesson of history, logic, human nature and common sense.

Michelle Malkin | October 31, 2007

The surgeon general really needs to slap a health warning on The New York Times. My blood pressure increases a few points every time I read it. This week, the newspaper of record pimped the Next Great American Education Fad: In-school yoga classes.

John Stossel | October 31, 2007

Next Tuesday, Utah voters go to the polls to decide if their state will become the first in the nation to offer school vouchers statewide. What a great idea.

Walter E. Williams | October 31, 2007

People who want more government income redistribution programs often sell their agenda with the lament, "The poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer," but how about some evidence and you decide? I think the rich are getting richer, and so are the poor.

Brent Bozell | October 31, 2007

If the "peace" movement holds a protest and no one in the press covers it, does it still exist? If Americans are sick of the war, they're also sick of the "antiwar." Even the media have grown antiwar-weary. Rallies on Oct. 27 drew only perfunctory news mentions.

Mike Adams | October 31, 2007

The University of Delaware has just become one of the most Orwellian campuses in America. Students in its residence halls are now being subjected to a re-education program that is actually dubbed - in the university’s own tax-payer funded materials - as “treatment” for students who have incorrect attitudes and beliefs.

Jonah Goldberg | October 31, 2007

Why hold one position if you think another viewpoint is better? The trouble for conservatives, much like the problem faced by other groups, is that their worldview isn’t overwhelmingly popular.

Tony Blankley | October 31, 2007

My goodness, professional conservative activists and commentators certainly are busy these days trying to put up a pup (rather than a three-ring) tent for the GOP.

Terry Jeffrey | October 31, 2007

Cananea is in the war zone next door. It is a place where Mexican criminal syndicates, bolstered by Mexican army deserters, fight one another for control of the best smuggling routes into the United States.

Ben Shapiro | October 31, 2007

On Monday, the U.S. military turned over the war-torn Karbala province to Iraqi security forces. The assumption of control by Iraqi security forces marked the eighth such handover by the U.S. military since the start of the Iraq war.

Austin Bay | October 31, 2007

Diplomats, pack your duffel bags. Twenty-first century diplomacy isn't an office job. It is a demanding and, at times, a dangerous trade, one that requires accepting deprivation, running physical risks and hanging out in bad neighborhoods.

Paul Greenberg | October 31, 2007

It’s a harmless enough hobby. I collect flights of rhetoric that suddenly crash. They exert the same fascination for me that toy train wrecks do for little boys. An Irish bull, for example, is not a branch of the Hereford family. It is “a verbal blunder which seems to make sense but after a moment’s reflection is seen to be wildly illogical.”

Maggie Gallagher | October 31, 2007

There were lots of heroes in San Diego last week. But John Gibbons' story is the one story of heroism that I couldn't get out of my head.

Ed Feulner | October 31, 2007

In the 1990s, Congress decided it was time for the United States to build a missile-defense system. This was a reasonable -- even overdue -- step. After all, we’d been completely defenseless against any sort of missile attack since the missile had been invented. But not everybody liked the idea.

Jacob Sullum | October 31, 2007

When does oil cost $13,000 a barrel? When you spill it in Prince William Sound. That's how much Exxon paid after one of its tankers ran aground on Bligh Reef near the southern coast of Alaska in 1989, spilling 258,000 barrels of oil.

Allison Kasic | October 31, 2007

If the October 17th House hearing is any indication, a full-scale assault on the academy is coming. The target: STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. The charge: wide scale discrimination against women.

Kathleen Parker | October 31, 2007

There's no substitute for being there, as has been illustrated by the reaction to an image of Laura Bush's alleged abaya-wearing incident during her recent visit to the Middle East.

Tue, Oct 30, 2007

Carl Horowitz | October 30, 2007

Times had been tough for a while for Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and other self-proclaimed civil-rights spokesmen.

Janet M. LaRue | October 30, 2007

A number of world-class “atheists” have authored books purporting to explain to us knuckle-dragging “Christian lemmings” why God’s a myth in league with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

Bob Burney | October 30, 2007

If you are older than 40 the name Benjamin Spock is more than familiar. It was Spock that told an entire generation of parents to take it easy, don’t discipline your children and allow them to express themselves.

Janice Shaw Crouse | October 30, 2007

The media have made much of Senator Hillary Clinton’s new campaign to show her “softer side” and her more feminine self. The comics have had a heyday questioning whether she even has a softer, more feminine side. Cynics like me recognize that this is a calculated effort to win the presidency.

Kristen Fyfe | October 30, 2007

On the eve of Halloween, stories are dotting the mainstream media landscape about the sleazy costumes for young girls this trick-or-treating season.

Jerry Bowyer | October 30, 2007

Fowl play with the capital markets: People are confused about the markets. To respond, I now place them in specially marked folders, according to their economic species. Herewith, my folder headings and cataloguing criteria.

Amanda Carpenter | October 30, 2007

Former POW John McCain’s clever quip about being “tied up” during Woodstock has caused widespread speculation that he could be the “comeback kid” of 2008.

Paul Weyrich | October 30, 2007

President George W. Bush set the record by not vetoing a single piece of legislation in his entire first term. Now, it would seem, the Administration is issuing a position paper a day indicating if this bill or that reached his desk he would veto it. Better late than never.

John McCaslin | October 30, 2007

We have to laugh at Matt Labash's in-depth (11 pages) Weekly Standard cover story, "Roger Stone, Political Animal," who while a mere shell of the political animal he once was still gets blamed today "for things I have nothing to do with."

Debra J. Saunders | October 30, 2007

During an interview with Piers Morgan, a judge of "America's Got Talent," the governator had said that he had never taken drugs, even though he has admitted to smoking marijuana. So Schwarzenegger quipped, "That is not a drug. It's a leaf. My drug was pumping iron, trust me."

Thomas Sowell | October 30, 2007

It is remarkable how many political "solutions" today are dealing with problems created by previous political "solutions." Three examples that come to mind immediately are the housing market crisis, the wildfires in southern California, and the water shortages in the west.

David Limbaugh | October 30, 2007

Last week, I strongly endorsed "What's So Great About Christianity," Dinesh D'Souza's impressive defense of Christianity against the almost-organized assault by such "antitheists" as writer Christopher Hitchens. I heartily reiterate my endorsement.

Cal Thomas | October 30, 2007

Just in time for Halloween comes House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel - henceforth known as Count Rangula - with a bill that would suck more blood from the American taxpayers.

Dennis Prager | October 30, 2007

I was particularly interested in the controversy Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week engendered as well as in the larger question of whether the term "Islamo-Fascism" is valid. Various Muslim student groups condemned these awareness weeks and the term itself, charging that both are no more than expressions of anti-Muslim bigotry, i.e., "Islamophobia."

Kathryn Lopez | October 30, 2007

The Republican choice for the presidency in 2008 would be much clearer today if Chris Matthews had asked the right question last spring.

Frank Gaffney | October 30, 2007

According to Senator Jon Kyl, the entire Senate Republican leadership is now opposed to a controversial treaty supported by the President and an implausible alliance of special interests – from the U.S. Navy to Greenpeace.

Bill Murchison | October 30, 2007

The evangelical miscalculation, in my judgment, wasn't getting into politics. It was expecting that the practitioners of politics -- yea, from George W. Bush on down -- had the power to scourge the devil from his fortification in the human heart.

Bill Steigerwald | October 30, 2007

As several of Southern California's wind-whipped wildfires still burned on Thursday, we called conservation biologist and forest researcher Dr. Reese Halter to learn more about the 20 fires that had destroyed 2,000 homes, forced the evacuation of more than 500,000 people and left at least eight dead.

Douglas MacKinnon | October 30, 2007

First and foremost, he needs to understand that, by the tens of millions, true conservatives do exist in our country. That their unbending beliefs make them -- not only the backbone of this nation -- but the hope for a better future.

Paul Weyrich | October 30, 2007

The Law of the Sea Treaty is up for a vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this Thursday, November 1. It establishes an International Seabed Authority (ISA) to authorize seabed exploration and mining and collect and distribute the seabed mining royalty.

William Rusher | October 30, 2007

I have had occasion, in previous columns, to deplore the decline in simple standards of civility that has recently overtaken debates in Congress. Congress is inevitably a quarrelsome place, and the House of Representatives, consisting of 435 members with wildly differing views on just about everything, has long been a hotbed where they hurl furious charges at each other and outsiders they dislike.

Pat Buchanan | October 30, 2007

Why could Watson not stand up for his disbelief in the ideological myth of the inherent equality of all men, cultures, creeds and civilizations?

Dr. Matthew Ladner | October 30, 2007

The short story is that our colleges of education are giving Ph.D.s to researchers who aren’t qualified to hold a Ph.D. These people, in turn, are providing the research on which public school policy decisions and teacher training is based.

Mon, Oct 29, 2007

Rich Lowry | October 29, 2007

When it comes to self-reflection, Barack Obama is an overachiever. At age 46, he has already written two memoirs when most people in public life -- sometime at the end of their career -- will be lucky to write one.

Amanda Carpenter | October 29, 2007

Here's a round-up of presidential campaign polls conducted and released within the last week.

Lee Culpepper | October 29, 2007

Liberal politicians quiver in bliss -- stroking their delusional consciences. They pimp a provocative fantasy that liberals are born superiorly caring and compassionate. For liberals, lamenting social injustices indulges some perverse pleasures.

Chuck Colson | October 29, 2007

This week is White Ribbon against Pornography Week—a good time to remind ourselves of how destructive porn is. The numbers are staggering.

Phyllis Schlafly | October 29, 2007

Globalists and multinationals are trying to outsource our technology and innovation advantage by delivering a body blow to our patent system. This plan comes under the deceptive label Patent "Reform" Act (H.R. 1908), and it's already been rushed through the U.S. House.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | October 29, 2007

When the husband of a friend recently announced his plan to take early retirement, he'd just turned 60 and been offered a good package, his wife told me she was worried.

John Fund | October 29, 2007

Mike Pence's next battle will be to permanently ban the Fairness Doctrine, the regulation many liberals are now actively trying to revive in an effort to silence their critics.

John Boehner | October 29, 2007

The U.S. House that already has passed $100 billion in tax increases this year to pay for bigger government and wasteful pork thinks otherwise. Last week, led by the Ways and Means Committee chairman, Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., congressional Democrats unveiled a breathtaking proposal: the single largest tax increase in American history.

John McCaslin | October 29, 2007

The Mexican government apparently has no problem with its citizens penetrating the U.S. border by the millions. In fact, it's been written that increasing the number of Mexicans working illegally in America is among Mexico's highest foreign-policy objectives.

Michael Barone | October 29, 2007

Our two political parties, facing the first election in 80 years in which neither the incumbent president nor the incumbent vice president is running, do not have a convincing narrative of where we are in history and where we should be headed next.

Suzanne Fields | October 29, 2007

The conventional wisdom says the religious right has a monopoly on the "values voters," but that's too simple. We're all values voters. We just define our values differently.

Paul Greenberg | October 29, 2007

The picture in the New York Times showed an 88-year-old woman sitting on her door stoop in London holding armfuls of bouquets and surrounded by other floral tributes. Not as attractive as the flowers are the cameras, booms, mikes, reporters, cameramen and the other inevitable accessories to fame all around her.

Donald Lambro | October 29, 2007

Just nine weeks before the 2008 election year begins, the nation's political climate seems to be cooling down a bit from the fiery debates and battles that blackened headlines earlier this year.

Robert Novak | October 29, 2007

Benazir Bhutto, back in Pakistan following eight years in exile with plans to tour the country seeking voter support, is holed up in Karachi after the near-miss attempt on her life. The government has declined to provide her minimal security against renewed assassination attempts on the former prime minister.

Burt Prelutsky | October 29, 2007

Many people, knowing that I’m Jewish, have asked me if I was deeply offended by Ann Coulter’s observation that Jews are unperfected Christians. I could tell that I disappointed them when I said that I wasn’t even slightly upset.

Star Parker | October 29, 2007

One reason that momentum on moving the legislation has stalled is because lesbian Rep. Tammy Baldwin from Wisconsin wants a provision covering transsexuals and transgenders, originally in, then removed, put back in.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | October 29, 2007

After months of hearing Barack Obama opine about his faith and values, his priorities have finally been put to the test.

Mike Adams | October 29, 2007

The road from Christianity to atheism and back to Christianity was – with my apologies to Beatles fans – long and winding. It took many years to travel.

Debra J. Saunders | October 29, 2007

The Special City does not need free Wi-Fi. The free market works.

Sun, Oct 28, 2007

Robert Bluey | October 28, 2007

For the first time in history, the House of Representatives hit the 1,000-vote mark. It’s a thoroughly meaningless milestone, yet liberals proclaimed it a monumental accomplishment.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | October 28, 2007

Cesar Millan’s approach to dog-training is to focus not on changing the dog, but on changing the owner’s thoughts, approach and habits in interacting with the dog. He recommends that, rather than treating the dog as we would a human, we should treat the dog as a dog.

Austin Hill | October 28, 2007

Given the circumstances, no other three-word combination would have sufficed: “How Dare You?” That was part of the response from former President Bill Clinton, when confronted by hecklers at a Hillary 2008 fundraising event in Minneapolis.

Steve Chapman | October 28, 2007

When a political party that has been a minority suddenly gains power, the change can be intoxicating. After Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives in 1994, you didn't need a Breathalyzer to detect the effect.

Paul Kengor | October 28, 2007

In this second installment of a special three-part edition of the “V&V Q&A,” the Center for Vision & Values was granted an exclusive interview with acclaimed commentator and best-selling author Dinesh D’Souza regarding his newly released book "What’s So Great About Christianity".

George Will | October 28, 2007

Almost 35 years have passed since the Supreme Court decided to end America's argument about abortion. Because of the court's supposedly therapeutic intervention in the nation's supposedly inadequate democratic debate about that subject, the issue still generates an irritable irrationality that was largely absent prior to 1973.

Ken Connor | October 28, 2007

I don't know about you, but I would wring the neck of any so-called health care professional that gave my middle-schooler birth control without my knowledge or consent.

Paul Jacob | October 28, 2007

Sometimes what belongs inside gets out. And we should accommodate the occasional lapses in language (or sewage) with as much civility as we can muster.

Salena Zito | October 28, 2007

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee may have elevated his candidacy to his party’s upper tier -- at least in his and his supporters' minds -- but his choice of campaign accommodations and travel haven’t improved much.

Kevin McCullough | October 28, 2007

Barack Obama is facing his own version of Sophie's Choice. He is going to commit a constituency abortion in the coming days. But who will it be?