Sat, Nov 10, 2007

Doug Giles | November 10, 2007

Listen, my persnickety friends on the Right: You can bust a nut over the various serious and not so serious foibles and philosophies of Rudy, Romney, Fred and John, but for moi the Republican gentleman who gets our party’s nod, whoever he is, will get my vote come November ‘08.

Tom Borelli | November 10, 2007

Wal-Mart needs to appreciate an observation made by Napoleon: “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”

Robert Bluey | November 10, 2007

Free trade has fallen on hard times in America. With commentators such as CNN's Lou Dobbs promoting protectionism and liberal politicians pandering to Big Labor, the tide has clearly turned.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 10, 2007

Bill Clinton is way too far out there for Hillary’s good. He needs to take the same kind of slow boat to China that he sent her on during his White House years.

Diana West | November 10, 2007

We all have questions about Pakistan. Will civil war convulse the country? Will jihadists, rulers of Taliban-friendly provinces, conquer all of Pakistan? Will Musharraf himself be deposed in a military coup?

Amanda Carpenter | November 10, 2007

A majority of House Republicans crossed party lines to help Democrats override President Bush’s veto of a spending bill that was stuffed with millions worth of pork-barrel projects Tuesday.

Robert Novak | November 10, 2007

President Pervez Musharraf and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto each placed telephone calls from Pakistan to Democratic Sen. Joseph Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to discuss the country's crisis before either talked to President George W. Bush.

Patrick Ruffini | November 10, 2007

With less than two months to go until the Iowa Caucuses, there is plenty we can learn from the doings of the fullest field of Presidential candidates in modern history.

Fri, Nov 09, 2007

Michael Franc | November 09, 2007

Amid all the chaos on Capitol Hill -- a possible vote to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney one day, shenanigans over the annual spending bills the next -- one constant has been the prolonged, backroom negotiation over the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

Rich Tucker | November 09, 2007

Next month, the world will get a chance to enjoy some brazen hypocrisy. Former Vice President Al Gore will speak in Oslo as he accepts his Nobel Peace Prize. But how will Gore get to Norway?

John McCaslin | November 09, 2007

One thing is for certain about the post-presidency of George W. Bush: "Under no circumstances" will first lady Laura Bush spend her retirement years living at the much-ballyhooed Texas ranch that she and the president have been "escaping" to for the past seven years.

Rich Galen | November 09, 2007

The news out of Iraq, Wednesday, was that there was no news out of Iraq. At least no news that the New York Times wanted to particularly feature, doing everything it could to be certain that readers would not be around to hear that tree fall.

John McCaslin | November 09, 2007

One thing is for certain about the post-presidency of George W. Bush: "Under no circumstances" will first lady Laura Bush spend her retirement years living at the much-ballyhooed Texas ranch that she and the president have been "escaping" to for the past seven years.

Mike Gallagher | November 09, 2007

If Gov. Romney assures the American people that there is nothing about his ideological and doctrinal Mormon beliefs that would negatively impact his ability to be the commander-in-chief – and he has -- then why shouldn’t we believe him?

John Hawkins | November 09, 2007

Last week, the Daily Telegraph put out an attention-grabbing list of the most influential conservatives in America. I decided to put together a list of my own and although people will undoubtedly disagree with some of my selections, it's hard to imagine that I could do any worse than the Daily Telegraph.

Brent Bozell | November 09, 2007

As the movie studios gear up for a big Christmas movie season, one trailer that looks like a blockbuster is "The Golden Compass," which must be trying to cash in on the "Narnia" movies. But buyer beware: Narnia it's not. It's the anti-Narnia.

Jonah Goldberg | November 09, 2007

You've seen the tyranny of Green even if you've never turned on NBC. Green is everywhere. Green Week - and the Green Millennium it hopes to usher in - is annoying. It plays us all for suckers.

David Limbaugh | November 09, 2007

"Show me a dog lover, and I'll show you a good person." I'm sure there are many exceptions to this adage, but the principle it expresses couldn't be more applicable to my close friend Mark Levin, whose new book, "Rescuing Sprite," makes poignantly clear.

Mona Charen | November 09, 2007

If you want to keep up with what's happening in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Michael Rubin performs a public service in National Review Online's Corner by offering periodic updates.

Oliver North | November 09, 2007

It's been a tough week for democracy and American diplomacy. In Pakistan, President Pervez Musharraf pulled a coup against himself, and U.S. diplomats apparently were stunned.

Pat Buchanan | November 09, 2007

Rudy Giuliani has made a "promise" not to allow Iran to acquire a nuclear capability, even if it requires U.S. military action.

Debra J. Saunders | November 09, 2007

Watch how the new Democratic Congress packs pork into this year's federal Farm Bill. You'd think that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are trying to make George W. Bush look good.

Linda Chavez | November 09, 2007

For the second time in as many years, immigration has fizzled as a wedge issue at the polls. In 2006, Republicans hoped to use anger over illegal immigration to maintain control of Congress, but failed miserably, losing races even in states like Arizona and Colorado that have experienced large influxes of illegal aliens.

Paul Greenberg | November 09, 2007

It's time I faced it. There some things that are just beyond my limited understanding. Like the latest hubbub over the concentration of wealth in American society. It happens every time the economy has a growth spurt.

Dinesh D'Souza | November 09, 2007

How and why did the Berlin Wall come tumbling down? I want to argue that it was Reagan’s statesmanship that made possible this epochal event. Reagan didn’t, of course, do it alone. But without him it probably wouldn’t have happened.

Kathleen Parker | November 09, 2007

When the founder of the Christian Coalition, who blames national disasters on abortion, gives his support to a thrice-married, pro-abortion, pro-gay-rights Catholic, does religion really matter anymore?

Gregg Jackson | November 09, 2007

The media – liberal and conservative – have been a willing co-conspirator in keeping Mitt's governing record a secret. Am I suggesting the Romney campaign deliberately focused America on his being a Mormon to hide his record as governor? You decide.

Burt Prelutsky | November 09, 2007

There are two kinds of awards in the world -- good ones and bad ones. But if it were up to me, there would be a moratorium on all of them. They just keep getting dumber and dumber.

Charles Krauthammer | November 09, 2007

Islamist barbarians are at the gates. The president declares de facto martial law. The country's democratic forces of the center and left, led by well-dressed lawyers and a former prime minister, take to the streets. What is America to do about Pakistan?

Richard H. Collins | November 09, 2007

Hillary’s opponents have been able to link her stand – or lack thereof – on issues to reinforce voter’s doubts about her honesty and electability.

Thu, Nov 08, 2007

Rich Lowry | November 08, 2007

The cross-dressing, nonchurch-going, pro-choice New Yorker has more in common with the brush-clearing, evangelical, pro-life West Texan than any of the other Republican candidates.

Michael Reagan | November 08, 2007

A lot of people are scratching their heads wondering why the Rev. Pat Robertson, an ultra-conservative pro-life Republican, has thrown his support behind Rudy Giuliani, who is pro-abortion and anti-gun rights.

Larry Kudlow | November 08, 2007

While Hillary Clinton is slipping in the polls, Rudy Giuliani is on a roll. This is a big swing of momentum. Even the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC poll puts the two frontrunners in a dead heat.

Amanda Carpenter | November 08, 2007

Seeking to beat back the “mother of all tax hikes,” House Republicans brandished a non-partisan government report that said if Rep. Charles Rangel’s (D.-N.Y.) alternative minimum tax elimination plan were enacted, 113 million Americans would be forced to pay higher taxes in 2011.

Ken Connor | November 08, 2007

Like termites gnawing away at the foundation of a building, judicial activists are eating away at the foundations of representative government in America.

Ted Baehr | November 08, 2007

Ever since the critical and box office success of movies like Michael Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11,” the atheist, left-wing elitists in the mass media have stepped up their attacks on the patriotic, traditional and orthodox values of America and Christianity.

Chuck Colson | November 08, 2007

Since late September, the crackdown on pro-democracy forces in Burma has brought unwelcome attention to one of the most oppressive regimes on Earth. Given the coverage, people might be surprised to learn that Burma not only has a substantial Christian population, but that these Christians have long been the junta’s preferred target.

Ross Mackenzie | November 08, 2007

After two generations of concern scrupulously focused on girls, boys are coming in for new attention. Applause, please. Yet at this late hour, with masculinity so politically incorrect, the task at hand is Augean.

Cliff May | November 08, 2007

Four Americans have now held the title of Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs – three of them under the current administration.

John McCaslin | November 08, 2007

It was almost like an episode of "Dr. Phil." One after another, a dozen members of Congress walked up to the House lectern this week and confessed their sins to the American people.

Phil Harris | November 08, 2007

What exactly is a Liberal anyway? He is the bleeding heart; the champion for the underdog, who is ever concerned about “the man” having too much authority over individuals. That definition must then contrast with the fat cat, money grubbing, and (nose always in my business) definition for the Conservative… right?

Ann Coulter | November 08, 2007

The great M. Stanton Evans has finally released Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies. Based on a lifetime's work, including nearly a decade of thoroughgoing research, stores of original research and never-before-seen government files, this 672-page book ends the argument on Joe McCarthy.

Victor Davis Hanson | November 08, 2007

Oil is nearly $100 a barrel. Gas may soon reach $4 a gallon. And Americans are being bitten in almost every way imaginable by this insidious oil hydra. The Middle East is raking in billions each week. At best, our so-called friends in cash-laden Saudi Arabia subsidize fundamentalist mosques and hate-filled madrassas worldwide.

Larry Elder | November 08, 2007

Government agencies like FEMA go from inefficient over-action to inefficient under-action. Their bureaucratic rules pale in comparison to what the private sector is capable of.

Ken Blackwell | November 08, 2007

Margaret Thatcher and Hillary Clinton share very little in common with each other. They are two very different women.

Cal Thomas | November 08, 2007

The country is frustrated. Democrats say Americans want change from Bush administration policies. That much of the country was also frustrated when Democrats were in charge apparently has escaped them.

Suzanne Fields | November 08, 2007

Hillary's convoluted answers to simple questions suddenly betrayed her carefully applied cosmetic answers in the early debates, making it harder to keep her (face) powder dry. She's not just a front-runner and a woman, but half of a power couple who may finally be required to pay for the excess baggage, both his and hers.

Matt Towery | November 08, 2007

I will repeat the very words I wrote in August. Tell me if they don't seem more realistic today. I wrote, "Consumer spending and confidence are about to crash. The stock market is now artificially supported by infusions of federal cash printed so rapidly that the ink hasn't dried."

Donald Lambro | November 08, 2007

Republican strategists expect to gain Congressional seats and GOP favor in 2008, predicting that Charlie Rangel's, D-N.Y., new tax bill will be a bust with the American public.

Emmett Tyrrell | November 08, 2007

A few weeks back, when Clarence Thomas' "My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir" first came out, there was a flurry of commentary on him and the book. From conservatives, there was praise. From liberals, there was a vaguely concealed sense of shock.

Rebecca Hagelin | November 08, 2007

If you have a child in college, you obviously want to know how he’s doing academically. Just don’t be surprised if you call the university or one of his professors and are told: Sorry, pal. We can’t disclose that information to you without your son’s consent.

George Will | November 08, 2007

"American Gangster" opened last weekend and many of those who bought tickets -- $43.6 million worth from Friday through Sunday -- surely came away feeling as Mark Twain did when he said his memory was so powerful he could remember things that never even happened. Many moviegoers must have thought: I remember seeing this brand new movie before.

Robert Novak | November 08, 2007

Fred Thompson was well into a prolonged dialogue about abortion with interviewer Tim Russert on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday when he said something stunning for social conservatives:

William Rusher | November 08, 2007

Recently, it has seemed that Hillary Clinton has the Democratic presidential nomination all sewed up. But now a few observers are beginning to question that, pointing to her recent evasive answers on various policy questions (e.g. keeping combat troops in Iraq, driver's licenses for illegal immigrants).

Emmett Tyrrell | November 08, 2007

A few weeks back, when Clarence Thomas' "My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir" first came out, there was a flurry of commentary on him and the book. From conservatives, there was praise.

Hugh Hewitt | November 08, 2007

When Rudy Giuliani captured the endorsement of Christian Coalition founder and 700 Club Wednesdays, many heads turned. Why did it happen? What does it mean?

Marvin Olasky | November 08, 2007

Yesterday (Nov. 7): the 90th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin's Communist Revolution. Last week (Oct. 31): the 490th anniversary of the beginning of Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation.

Wed, Nov 07, 2007

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 07, 2007

Mike Huckabee is on a roll. Nationally, I just won my bet with Bill O’Reilly when he broke 10 percent in the latest CNN poll. And in Iowa, he is now running second.

Amanda Carpenter | November 07, 2007

To date, there have been 270 miles of pedestrian and vehicle fencing constructed along the Southwest border, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in a Tuesday briefing to reporters about progress being made to secure the border.

John Zmirak | November 07, 2007

The New York Times recently ran an Op-Ed warning that the pervasive and invasive leftist politics of many professors pose a threat to the quality, integrity, and academic independence of colleges across the country.

Paul Weyrich | November 07, 2007

Historically, Americans have been averse to reliance upon governmental munificence, preferring instead to keep their hard-earned money and buy or build a house or apartment that suited their lifestyle and their needs.

John McCaslin | November 07, 2007

French President Nicolas Sarkozy paid a brief sentimental stop yesterday afternoon at the French ambassador's residence in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington to pin the Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur on the chests of seven American soldiers from World War II.

Michael Medved | November 07, 2007

Those who claim that the United States has become a rapacious, arrogant, destructive, domineering and imperialistic power must somehow explain the continued independent existence of the nation of Canada.

Jon Sanders | November 07, 2007

England is abuzz about "The Boy Who Lived," and no, his name isn't Harry Potter, but he did survive a deliberate attempt on his life. Two, in fact, while still in his mother's womb.

Michelle Malkin | November 07, 2007

You don't have to be a Harvard University researcher to figure out that the media is infected with liberal bias -- or to realize that some left-wing journalists will use any means necessary to create ideological narratives that fit their worldview.

John Stossel | November 07, 2007

Last week, I wrote enthusiastically about Utah's chance to have school vouchers. By now, we know whether voters said yes or no.

Walter E. Williams | November 07, 2007

The Philadelphia-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a frontline organization in the battle against academic suppression of free speech and thought, released information about what's going on at the University of Delaware, and probably at other universities as well, that should send chills up the spines of parents of college-age students.

Brent Bozell | November 07, 2007

Let's face it: The Clintons will say anything in their quests for the presidency.

Mike Adams | November 07, 2007

For years, conservatives have been claiming that conservatism is dying in America. That isn’t true. Actually, liberalism is dying in America. But, unfortunately, it is being replaced by another ideology far more dangerous than liberalism.

Jonah Goldberg | November 07, 2007

What isn't fake in the TV news business these days? There's no such thing as fake questions, after all, only fake answers. Was FEMA's fabrication any more fraudulent than, say, press releases written like real news stories? Video "newsitorials" edited for easy rebroadcast by local news stations?

Tony Blankley | November 07, 2007

As this column went to print, from Islamabad to London to Paris to Moscow to Los Angeles -- wherever a flickering video image could reach -- the nerves of the world became more frayed this week with the images of mass demonstrations in the streets and the stunning announcement that Hollywood writers have gone on strike for more humane working conditions.

Terry Jeffrey | November 07, 2007

If Thomas Edison's invention of the incandescent light bulb is the perfect symbol of how an entrepreneur can exploit American freedom to create a product that changes the world, then Sen. Hillary Clinton's plan to rid this nation of incandescent bulbs may be the perfect symbol of how Americans can lose their freedom to a government bent on changing the world.

Debra J. Saunders | November 07, 2007

This year, Rep. John Doolittle made Roll Call's "10 Most Vulnerable House Incumbents" list. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington placed Doolittle on its "22 Most Corrupt Members of Congress" roster. Doolittle was forced to resign from the House Appropriations Committee. Nonetheless, Doolittle is running for re-election.

Ben Shapiro | November 07, 2007

Over and over again, Israel has tried to buy the love of its enemies by conceding territory. And over and over again, Israel has suffered the consequences of its foolhardy appeasement.

Austin Bay | November 07, 2007

In the complex brawl India calls its domestic politics, alliance -- when linked to the United States -- is a ruckus-sparking word. Mention "alliance" and the United States in the same sentence, and India's strong left-wing parties, particularly its Communist Party, score an easy propaganda headline.

Paul Greenberg | November 07, 2007

Everybody knows there are certain moral principles engraved in stone. torture is bad. That should go without saying, which is why every high-minded editorial page in the country seems to be saying it, for they all seem to have a knack for pointing out the obvious: Torture bad.

Jacob Sullum | November 07, 2007

Mukasey decided to reserve judgment on the question of whether the CIA's waterboarding qualifies as torture. He pleaded ignorance of the details and emphasized the need to avoid an "uninformed legal opinion based on hypothetical facts and circumstances."

Kathleen Parker | November 07, 2007

When Hillary Clinton fumbled a recent debate question about New York's plan to grant driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, she helped clarify at least one issue that keeps getting muddied: Illegal immigrants are illegal.

Janice Shaw Crouse | November 07, 2007

Last week, the buzz in the nation’s Capital centered on the British Daily Telegraph’s anointing of the “Most Influential” American conservative and liberal leaders. The newspaper’s Washington correspondents compiled a list of the top-100 among the most influential liberals and conservatives in America.

Tue, Nov 06, 2007

William F. Buckley | November 06, 2007

While the details are different in the current season, the problem of the misuse of donors' gifts is far from new.

Maggie Gallagher | November 06, 2007

Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand's monumental 1,000-plus-page valentine to the America of her dreams, turns 50 this year.

Mario Diaz | November 06, 2007

Mr. Williams was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and promoting and distributing child pornography.

Amanda Carpenter | November 06, 2007

Democratic presidential candidate and Ohio congressman Rep. Dennis Kucinich formally introduced articles of impeachment against Vice-President Dick Cheney that narrowly missed receiving a full House vote Tuesday afternoon.

John Young | November 06, 2007

Recently, I saw a group of people eagerly passing out snacks and hot cocoa on an Atlanta street. The group was dressed in a uniform of sorts that read “The Church Has Left the Building.”

Amanda Carpenter | November 06, 2007

Four top ranking female Republican presidential campaign operatives brushed aside the notion of the “women’s vote” in a panel to promote “their man” Tuesday afternoon.

Brian Fitzpatrick | November 06, 2007

It isn’t every day the industry spearheading the destruction of the culture shuts itself down.

Lindsay Boyd | November 06, 2007

“Who is the real revolutionary?” asks a new poster being distributed by Young America’s Foundation to celebrate this week as the fifth annual Freedom Week. Below this headlining question sits two pictures- one of Che Guevara and the other of Ronald Reagan.

John McCaslin | November 06, 2007

"You've got to talk to George Piro," John Miller, the FBI's assistant director for public affairs, was telling Ronald Kessler over lunch at Brasserie Les Halles in downtown Washington as they discussed plans for Mr. Kessler's book "The Terrorist Watch: Inside the Desperate Race to Stop the Next Attack." Mr. Miller explained that Mr. Piro is the Arabic-speaking FBI agent who was tasked with debriefing Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein after his capture.

Gregory Koukl | November 06, 2007

During next year’s presidential election, the one issue that most directly relates to justice is abortion. If you are a Christian, no other question should have more influence in your choice of candidates.

Amanda Carpenter | November 06, 2007

The “Ron Paul Revolution” that promotes the candidacy of anti-war Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) raised a whopping $4.2 million within 24 hours largely by an email solicitation tied to Guy Fawkes Day.

Thomas Sowell | November 06, 2007

Among the many mindless mantras of our time, "making a difference" and "giving back" irritate me like chalk screeching across a blackboard. I would be scared to death to "make a difference" in the way pilots fly airliners or brain surgeons operate. Any difference I might make could be fatal to many people.

David Limbaugh | November 06, 2007

This latest "torture" flap concerning Judge Michael Mukasey's attorney-general nomination raises an important question.

Cal Thomas | November 06, 2007

A federal judge in San Francisco has temporarily prevented the Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration from using mismatched Social Security data to penalize employers who hire illegal aliens. The decision came as welcome news to the AFL-CIO, various "immigrants' rights" groups and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who are behind a lawsuit that claims the federal government's actions are a violation of the law.

Dennis Prager | November 06, 2007

There are, of course, links between education and professional success, between education and the ability to read and write. And obviously we need well-educated people in order to be able to compete with other countries. But for at least the few generations in the Western world there has been no link between higher education and human decency.

Pat Buchanan | November 06, 2007

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has effected a second coup, the first being his takeover in 1999. Doing so, he invoked Abraham Lincoln: "By general law life and limb must be protected; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life."

Bill Murchison | November 06, 2007

This has to be the Entitlement Age, because nobody I know of would call it the Age of Common Sense. You take these two, I suppose you call them, ideals -- entitlement to blessings and benefits on the one hand and shrewd appraisal of the way life works, and you find, I think, they match poorly, if at all.

Daniel Pipes | November 06, 2007

The surge of U.S. troops in Baghdad is succeeding but deeper structural problems continue to plague the American presence in Iraq. The country's largest dam, 40 kilometers northwest of Mosul, near the Turkish border, spectacularly symbolizes this predicament.

Bill Steigerwald | November 06, 2007

It is safe to say economist Randal O'Toole is an expert in many of the things that have caused Pittsburgh and other cities great pain -- government planning, government mass-transit systems and government attempts to shape or contain the redevelopment of cities. I talked to O'Toole Thursday, Nov. 1, by telephone from his home in Bandon, Ore.

Paul Weyrich | November 06, 2007

In 1974 the late Senator Carl T. Curtis (R-NE) and Senator James A. McClure (R-ID), after a lunch with another staffer and yours truly, agreed to constitute what they called the Senate Steering Committee (SSC). They took a leaf from the successful Republican Study Committee.

Mon, Nov 05, 2007

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 05, 2007

Every time she approaches a microphone, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton labors under the necessity of fudging on her program - offering, instead, an artificial personality and a variety of poll-tested bromides that let her duck key issues.

Douglas MacKinnon | November 05, 2007

The “it,” is the perfect storm brewing against the eventual Democratic nominee for president. A storm being fueled by the dual forces of illegal immigration and the war in Iraq.

Rich Lowry | November 05, 2007

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf -- the army chief of staff who seized power in a 1999 coup -- figured that if he declared a state of emergency and suspended his country's constitution, a Bush administration that has made the promotion of democracy a matter of gospel would merely tut-tut and keep the aid dollars flowing.

William Perry Pendley | November 05, 2007

The Supreme Court held that federal labor laws did not supersede federal immigration laws by ruling, 5-4, that illegal aliens could not sue to collect backpay. The Court noted that labor laws sought to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices, which required employer penalties and sanctions as well as the ability of wronged employees to sue.

Amanda Carpenter | November 05, 2007

The man who controls the war funding purse strings said the President’s “surge” was showing recent signs of success because U.S. soldiers have “run out of people to kill” in Iraq.

John Andrews | November 05, 2007

Clarence Thomas’s memoir, “My Grandfather’s Son,” is the book of the year for Americans tired of politics as usual.

Frank Gaffney | November 05, 2007

Today, we are seeing the emergence of what might be described as “Bush Doctrine 2.0.” It bears no similarity to the first edition. In fact, it pretty much repudiates everything Mr. Bush stood for during his first four years in office.

Jerry Bowyer | November 05, 2007

I do a lot of interviews on radio call-in shows. The most common phone call goes something like this: “Why isn’t there something out there that explains what’s going on in the economy in clear English?”

Amanda Carpenter | November 05, 2007

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

Carol Platt Liebau | November 05, 2007

When our culture tells girls that sexual decision making comes down to nothing more than 'if it feels good, do it,' they become pressured to conform to a sexy ideal that’s as unwholesome as it is difficult to attain.

John McCaslin | November 05, 2007

The American Spectator, led by magazine founder and editor in chief R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., publisher Alfred S. Regnery and managing editor Amy K. Mitchell, will celebrate its 40th anniversary tomorrow evening with a politically star-studded black-tie gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Michael Barone | November 05, 2007

October 2007 may turn out to be the month that immigration became a key issue in presidential politics. It hasn't been, at least in my lifetime.

Suzanne Fields | November 05, 2007

Adolescence didn't vanish, it triumphed. The "never trust anyone over 30" generation became the generation that insists everything is due them once they're over 60.

Paul Greenberg | November 05, 2007

Consider the life and saving times of Joseph Daniel McQuany, 1928-2007. Mr. McQuany, who became much better known as just Joe here in Little Rock, was one of the most successful people I've ever heard of.

Phyllis Schlafly | November 05, 2007

Words out of one's own mouth can be destructive. We recall such bloopers as presidential candidate George Romney self-destructing his 1968 presidential candidacy with the word "brainwashing," or President Gerald Ford losing in 1976 after saying "there is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe," or President Richard Nixon pleading "I am not a crook."

Donald Lambro | November 05, 2007

Another Latin American trade-promotion agreement passed the House Ways and Means Committee last week, proving that free trade is alive and kicking on Capitol Hill.

Burt Prelutsky | November 05, 2007

The beauty of our system isn’t that we have the right to vote. No, the nice thing is that people who are too dumb or lazy or uninformed to bother casting a ballot aren’t compelled to vote.

Robert Novak | November 05, 2007

Testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Oct. 24, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned of "further radicalization of Palestinian politics, of politics in the region" if "we lose the window for a two-state solution." But she did not mention the forbidden words of Israeli removal from the West Bank.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | November 05, 2007

During the last two weeks there have been several nationally known writers or political pundits who have taken swipes at the remaining visible leadership of the religious right.

Dinesh D'Souza | November 05, 2007

Embarrassed at the murderous legacy of atheist Communist regimes in the twentieth century, leading atheists seek to even the score with believers by portraying Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime as theist and specifically Christian.

Star Parker | November 05, 2007

The U.S Comptroller General and head of the GAO, Government Accountability Office, has described the entitlements crisis facing this country as a "tsunami" that approaches while we continue to party on the beach.

Mike Adams | November 05, 2007

I hope my readers will join me in this first installment of a new column series recognizing First Amendment heroes who are helping us turn the tide against thought control on our nation’s college campuses.

Sun, Nov 04, 2007

Lee Culpepper | November 04, 2007

The latest politically correct attempt to feign offense over The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (which unleashes Mark Twain’s piercing wit and bitter criticism of society) is currently smoldering in North Richland Hills, Texas.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | November 04, 2007

My first sight of our nation’s capital left me awestruck: the Capitol and the monuments were visible, but the building that remains etched in my mind is the Washington Monument.

Austin Hill | November 04, 2007

The rhetoric from Washington about “immigration reform” has stopped. Tempers have cooled from their peak of last Spring and Summer. And the future of our nation's immigration policy is very uncertain. So now would be a good time to take a look at what has happened on a more localized level.

Debra J. Saunders | November 04, 2007

Sen. Barbara Boxer of California delivered a speech in the Senate last week in which she linked global warming to the San Diego wildfires, Darfur, the imminent loss of the world's polar bears and even a poor 14-year-old boy who died from "an infection caused after swimming in Lake Havasu," because its water is warmer.

Kathryn Lopez | November 04, 2007

Mitt Romney referred to the possibility of electing Sen. Hillary Clinton for president as electing an "intern." Romney recently said, "The government of the United States is not a place for a president to be an intern. You need to have experience actually leading and running things."

George Will | November 04, 2007

While legislators try to leash a president by tinkering with a weapon, a sufficient leash -- the Constitution -- is being ignored by them. They are derelict in their sworn duty to uphold it.

Kevin McCullough | November 04, 2007

Yes Hillary stubbed her toe, and reinforced some of her already high negatives, but claiming she is now dead on arrival is far too premature. If anything the reaction to the issue may have sealed the nomination for Hillary Clinton.

Robert Bluey | November 04, 2007

Congressional Republicans have tried hard this year to reclaim the GOP’s traditional “brand” as the party of fiscal responsibility. They’re about to face a test that will show whether their rhetoric matches reality.

Frank Pastore | November 04, 2007

Radio host and columnist Frank Pastore interviews Tony Perkins, former Louisiana legislator and president of the Family Research Council.

Paul Jacob | November 04, 2007

Riders like to see taxis competing for their service. But cities often conspire with cab companies to limit competition. In Minneapolis, however, things are looking up.

Ken Connor | November 04, 2007

A structure is only as strong as its foundation. If the foundation is sound, chances are the structure will be able to weather most any storm. But if the foundation is not secure, even the slightest stress can produce serious damage.

Salena Zito | November 04, 2007

Welcome to New Hampshire: home of granite, the first presidential primary in the nation (mandated by state law) -- and mysterious independent voters.