Sun, Nov 25, 2007

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | November 25, 2007

Throughout life, opportunities occur. Sometimes, we are able to take advantage of them; other times we do not even recognize they existed until after they are gone.

Sat, Nov 24, 2007

Doug Giles | November 24, 2007

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama confessed to a group of teens this week at Manchester Central High School in Manchester, New Hampshire that when he was their age he used to be a dope smokin’ fool.

Robert Novak | November 24, 2007

After Congress recessed for Thanksgiving with urgent unfinished business that included facilitating income tax refunds and providing veterans benefits, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid left on an eight-day government-financed trip through Latin America.

Fri, Nov 23, 2007

Wayne Winegarden | November 23, 2007

Unfortunately, CSR activists do not want the free-market to decide who wins or loses in the global warming and energy debate.

Steve Chapman | November 23, 2007

Communism is dead in Russia, a shell of itself in China and just hanging on in Cuba. But Lenin's corpse has a rare reason to smile.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 23, 2007

Just when every poll has Hillary slipping, she has gotten a shot in the arm from a very unlikely source: President George W. Bush.

David Limbaugh | November 23, 2007

Though things have begun to turn around in Iraq and Bush's perseverance is in route to vindication, don't expect any mea culpas from the Bush bashers.

Linda Chavez | November 23, 2007

Technology is making it easier to track and apprehend criminals in real time, but some civil libertarians worry that Fourth Amendment protections are being flouted in the process.

John Hanlon | November 23, 2007

Here’s a quiz: Which prominent African-American politician famously said: “The politics of fear is no acceptable alternative to the politics of hope.”

Douglas MacKinnon | November 23, 2007

As a Republican, I have watched in fascination as many in my party, the media and most of the Democrats have not only all but given Hillary Clinton the Democratic nomination, but have continually speculated how she will do against the Republican nominee.

Mona Charen | November 23, 2007

There are figures within the Muslim world who make the case for democracy, liberalism (small l) and historical accuracy better than we do.

Oliver North | November 23, 2007

Now that we are stuffed like turkeys, consider that Thanksgiving is celebrated as an official national holiday in only two countries -- the United States and Canada.

Diana West | November 23, 2007

Saleh Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is the fearless Muslim newspaper editor who was arrested by Bangladeshi authorities in November 2003 as he prepared to board a flight en route to Israel, where he was planning to deliver an address promoting peaceable relations between Muslims and Jews.

Charles Krauthammer | November 23, 2007

The turnabout of American fortunes in Iraq over the last several months is of equal moment -- a war seemingly lost, now winnable.

Burt Prelutsky | November 23, 2007

It is a peculiar thing about Jews that we seem to trust our enemies more than we do our friends. Maybe that's because, historically, we at least had the comfort of knowing where we stood with those who openly despised us, but very often suffered betrayal from our alleged allies.

Janice Shaw Crouse | November 23, 2007

Suddenly, there is great interest in the 1960s. Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) explained in a Fox News interview that Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) couldn’t bring the country together because she was still fighting the battles of the 60s.

Thu, Nov 22, 2007

Rich Lowry | November 22, 2007

In what was once the most dangerous neighborhood of this, the world's most notorious city, a Sunday afternoon is a bustling, joyful affair.

Ann Coulter | November 22, 2007

One can only hope that none of the Democratic presidential candidates are among the disaffected hordes lining up to cancel their Times subscriptions.

Herman Cain | November 22, 2007

The American dream is alive and well, though you wouldn’t know it from watching the network news.

Phil Harris | November 22, 2007

Abortion must be ended with all due haste, and the idea that a handful of states should allow the evil to continue is absurd. This is no less urgent than was the abolition of slavery, and in fact it is even more urgent.

Chuck Colson | November 22, 2007

Despite howls of protest, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue publicly prayed that God would send rain to his drought-stricken state. It is exactly what the Pilgrims would have done—and did.

Hugh Hewitt | November 22, 2007

Two of my oldest and closest friends are observing Thanksgiving this year in the middle of chemo treatments that, upon completion, will have prepared them for major surgery.

Victor Davis Hanson | November 22, 2007

More than seven months ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., claimed that Iraq was “lost.” But that was hardly the case. In fact, Sunni insurgents were just beginning to turn on al-Qaida and join us.

Larry Elder | November 22, 2007

Just before the holidays, I had my annual dinner with longtime friends -- all political liberals.

Cal Thomas | November 22, 2007

"The security improvements in most (Baghdad) neighborhoods are real. Days now pass without a car bomb. The number of bodies appearing in Baghdad's streets has plummeted to about five a day." This and more good news... from the New York Times!

Pat Buchanan | November 22, 2007

It began thus: "The House on Wednesday approved a bill granting broad protections against discrimination in the workplace for gay men, lesbians and bisexuals.

Suzanne Fields | November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving is the family holiday. The turkey and pumpkin pie bring all the generations together without the bribe of gifts. The main event is the feast that joins good food and good conversation, along with the rediscovery of cousins -- first and maybe second and sometimes once removed.

Matt Towery | November 22, 2007

While Ron Paul may lag behind most of his GOP competitors in the polls, the intensity of devotion from his supporters makes his candidacy deserving of more attention than it's gotten to date.

Paul Greenberg | November 22, 2007

This war tears at us even as we sit down at the festive table, and what is not said impresses more than the certainties expressed from every quarter.

Donald Lambro | November 22, 2007

One of the most intriguing and persistent questions of the 2008 presidential race is this: Why isn't Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, running away with it?

Hank Adler | November 22, 2007

This presentation is intended to review and raise issues with respect to Federal legislative proposal H.R. 25 (109th): Fair Tax Act of 2007, the “Fair Tax”.

Rich Tucker | November 22, 2007

Here’s a handy guide to use the next time you’re watching a Democratic debate. The host will ask a question. Maybe it’s about Iraq. Or the budget. Or climate change. Frankly, the topic doesn’t matter. No matter what the question is, the response is prescripted.

Marvin Olasky | November 22, 2007

I thought about the direction of our thankfulness after spending a weekend with a successful writer who is an atheist.

Jordan Lorence | November 22, 2007

The ACLU’s perennial lawsuits attacking our nation’s religious heritage are backfiring, and that’s something for which you can give thanks this year.

Larry Kudlow | November 22, 2007

An energetic and forceful Fred Thompson sat down with me last week on "Kudlow and Company" to talk politics and the economy.

George Will | November 22, 2007

Congress is less divided by partisanship than it is united by devotion to the practice of protecting incumbents. Doing this with, for example, the bipartisan embrace of spending "earmarks" is routinely unseemly. But occasionally, incumbent protection is also unconstitutional.

William Rusher | November 22, 2007

I am an American who wears a small American-flag pin in my lapel. Few people have ever mentioned it to me, favorably or otherwise, but I am aware that some individuals are quietly offended by the practice.

Robert Novak | November 22, 2007

Habitual congressional gridlock usually has no impact on the lives of ordinary Americans. But what happened on the Senate floor last Friday just before lawmakers recessed for their Thanksgiving break will delay tax refunds next year for some 50 million taxpayers who count on them.

Ross Mackenzie | November 22, 2007

Yet for what are we supposed to be thankful? For life — this life. For liberty, the ultimate cause. For the abundance blessed Americans, especially, enjoy. For our uniquely privileged, and guaranteed, pursuit of happiness.

Lee Culpepper | November 22, 2007

As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve been wondering why we all possess a tendency to become so dazzled with ourselves whenever we encounter success. Perhaps the wisdom we need to understand such foolishness lies in the biblical story about Lucifer.

Wed, Nov 21, 2007

John Andrews | November 21, 2007

Two turkeys named May and Flower will not be carved up today after all. They were spared by a mock presidential pardon earlier this week. Do you care? Me neither.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 21, 2007

Strong winds swept through the political community on Monday night with the release of the latest Washington Post-ABC poll in Iowa showing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) in second place for the Democratic presidential nomination.

David Strom | November 21, 2007

There is something about free trade that scares the dickens out of many ordinary Americans.

Michael Reagan | November 21, 2007

It’s no secret that in America knowing how to speak the English language is the basic requirement for success – if you can’t speak the language everybody else speaks, you are back at the Tower of Babel wondering what everybody around you is trying to say.

David Horowitz | November 21, 2007

I guess it’s noteworthy when George Soros singles you out for attack. On the other hand, when you have been targeted by as many leftists as I have, one more billionaire doesn’t make much difference.

John McCaslin | November 21, 2007

A North Carolina congresswoman who was once a Christmas tree farmer is coming to the defense of the Lowe's home-improvement store chain, saying it was a "copy-editing slip-up" that led to the company labeling Christmas trees "family trees" in its holiday catalog.

Rich Galen | November 21, 2007

That mouthpiece for the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, the New York Times, reminded us yesterday that it has been "six years since President Bush, in the first major televised address of his presidency, drew a stark moral line against the destruction of human embryos in medical research."

Michael Medved | November 21, 2007

Lou Dobbs, the carefully coiffed Cassandra of CNN, regularly proclaims the death of the American dream. In “The War on the Middle Class,” the broadcaster declared that “our political, business and academic elites are waging an outright war on Americans, and I doubt the middle class can survive."

Sandy Froman | November 21, 2007

On November 20, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear the case of District of Columbia v. Heller. Finally, the Court will decide on an incredibly important interpretation of the Second Amendment.

Kathryn Lopez | November 21, 2007

Mitt Romney's religion keeps coming up on the presidential campaign trail. He seems, at times, a little annoyed that this is the case. I am, too. Any American or admirer of the constitutional system would also be.

Thomas Sowell | November 21, 2007

Anyone who follows the media has probably heard many times that the rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, and incomes of the population in general are stagnating.

Michelle Malkin | November 21, 2007

Before you blow your top about the holiday hassle at the airport, the long lines at the grocery store, all the hours you'll spend cooking and cleaning, the uninvited guests who are crashing hubby's football party, and the endless Christmas shopping list that awaits, just stop.

John Stossel | November 21, 2007

Every year around this time, schoolchildren are taught about that wonderful day when Pilgrims and Native Americans shared the fruits of the harvest. "Isn't sharing wonderful?" say the teachers.

Walter E. Williams | November 21, 2007

The "greatest generation" is a term sometimes used in reference to those Americans who were raised during the Great Depression, fought in World War II, worked in farms and factories and sacrificed for the war effort while maintaining the home front.

Brent Bozell | November 21, 2007

For decades now, the national media have insisted in each presidential election cycle that voters should ignore the liberal wizards hiding behind the curtain of the Democratic Party.

Jonah Goldberg | November 21, 2007

Let's even say that Ron Paul has the passionate support of the Legion of Doom, that his campaign lunchroom looks like the "Star Wars" cantina, and that his top advisors have hooves instead of feet. I would still find him less scary than Mike Huckabee.

Tony Blankley | November 21, 2007

If I have seen too much of the world to be shocked, at least I still can be appalled. And the gentle lady, the junior senator from the Empire State continues to appall.

Terry Jeffrey | November 21, 2007

Washington lobbyists Tony and Heather Podesta -- Tony being the brother of former Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta -- have found a surefire way to titillate The Washington Post.

Ben Shapiro | November 21, 2007

There is a country in the Middle East where democracy could flourish. In that country, however, democracy has been crushed repeatedly by foreign-supported autocrats.

Austin Bay | November 21, 2007

At a sprawling desert airbase in the Middle East -- one not far from Iran and the geo-strategically critical Strait of Hormuz -- I saw the past and future in aerial reconnaissance cross-paths.

Paul Greenberg | November 21, 2007

The news on the military front in Iraq continues to improve thanks to a new commander's new strategy, aka The Surge, and to the continued courage and competence of the troops entrusted with executing it.

Jacob Sullum | November 21, 2007

Annie Duke, who testified at a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing on Internet gambling, is not a typical poker player. A professional for 13 years, she is the biggest female money winner in the history of tournament poker.

Ed Feulner | November 21, 2007

Americans tend to support the art of compromise. In the real world, if everyone’s willing to give a little, it’s usually possible to reach a deal everyone can live with.

Paul Weyrich | November 21, 2007

One of the reasons the Democrats won that resounding victory in the 2006 elections is that Republicans lost their way. In the 109th Congress there was profligate spending which would have made President Lyndon B. Johnson blush.

Kathleen Parker | November 21, 2007

George W. Bush has accepted that he won't live long enough to witness his legacy, though he still hopes to capture Osama bin Laden before leaving office in just over a year.

Tue, Nov 20, 2007

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 20, 2007

Are the Clinton secret police back on patrol? It looks like they may be making a late campaign comeback.

Maggie Gallagher | November 20, 2007

Last week, the secretary-general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, issued a new warning on global warming that began with this sentence: "We all agree. Climate change is real, and we humans are its chief cause ... we are on the verge of a catastrophe if we do not act."

Andrew Tallman | November 20, 2007

Should children be encouraged to think for themselves? This is one of those questions that seems to invite an immediate and emphatic, almost dismissive answer.

Ken Connor | November 20, 2007

As we approach Thanksgiving Day, most Americans know what we are thankful for, but to whom should we be thankful? Be careful with your answer, because it may offend the politically correct crowd.

Jerry Bowyer | November 20, 2007

I have a friend who was always trying to talk me into being part of his next business idea. Media, finance, health care—it didn’t matter which sector, he’d always say the same thing.

Amanda Carpenter | November 20, 2007

There's a free and easy way to send a message of support directly to the troops abroad this Thanksgiving.

Amanda Carpenter | November 20, 2007

Two anti-war Democrats who hold congressional purse strings offered President Bush a deal on war funding today: give us a withdrawal date and we’ll give you the money.

Janice Shaw Crouse | November 20, 2007

While undergraduate ratios of women to men continue at about 60 to 40 and close to half or more of the students in professional graduate programs (medicine, law, business) are women, less than 20 percent of partners in law firms are women. The same representation exists in other professional arenas — tenure-track professors, heads of medical practices, members of Congress, corporate executives and CEOs of businesses.

Robert Knight | November 20, 2007

The Washington Post this week stepped delicately around the thuggish tactics employed by Philadelphia City Solicitor Romulo Diaz, who has engineered a coup against the Cradle of Liberty Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Phil Gingrey | November 20, 2007

There is only one candidate running for president in either party that has actually gone beyond the talk and succeeded at leading the fight for meaningful healthcare reform.

John McCaslin | November 20, 2007

Here's wishing a happy 90th birthday to West Virginia Sen. Robert C. Byrd, who was born on Nov. 20, 1917, the same year the U.S. declared war on Germany and marched into World War I.

Thomas Sowell | November 20, 2007

When most of us look at income statistics, we are not just being numbers junkies. We want to find out something about actual flesh-and-blood human beings -- specifically what their standard of living is like.

David Limbaugh | November 20, 2007

If you want to gain greater insight into the mindset of much of Hillary Clinton's base, you should familiarize yourselves with a couple of recent news stories involving the Boy Scouts and our troops.

Cal Thomas | November 20, 2007

When used as a noun, the word debate means, "A discussion involving opposing points of view." Using such a definition, the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates are engaging in something other than debate.

Dennis Prager | November 20, 2007

If you want to know what the Democratic presidential candidates and the Democratic Party believe, the debates, often derided as intellectually inconsequential, reveal a great deal.

Pat Buchanan | November 20, 2007

Which is more critical to the United States in the Islamic world -- that a government be democratic, or that it be a friend and ally in the war against al-Qaida and Islamic extremism?

Debra J. Saunders | November 20, 2007

I am appalled at last week's federal indictment of Bonds on four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | November 20, 2007

I remember how shocked I was in 2004 when I saw blacks, whites, and Hispanics sitting together, developing specific strategies to protect marriage. The new coalition and friendships that began in that era are still in place.

Bill Murchison | November 20, 2007

So what's to be thankful for this year? A few, things at least, such as a kind of peace.

Frank Gaffney | November 20, 2007

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is behaving like a zealot. In her ever-more-rash pursuit of a Palestinian state, she is exhibiting the syndrome defined by the philosopher George Santana, as one who redoubles her efforts upon losing sight of the objective.

Paul Weyrich | November 20, 2007

I would not be surprised if you have heard at least five times in different media that the tax revolt in this country is over. In fact, in the past twenty years this is at least the tenth burial of the tax revolt.

Daniel Pipes | November 20, 2007

What's wrong with American liberalism? What happened to the self-assured, optimistic, and practical Democratic Party of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and John F. Kennedy?

William F. Buckley | November 20, 2007

The problem with abortion policy and practice is that laws prohibiting behavior but failing to punish offenders lack the indispensable leg that gives solidity to a three-legged stool.

Josiah Bunting III | November 20, 2007

Here is something parents might want to ponder as they celebrate Thanksgiving with their children: A friendly argument around the dinner table could be a good thing--especially if it involves current events or history.

Mon, Nov 19, 2007

Richard H. Collins | November 19, 2007

Hillary Clinton may have stopped her political collapse at last night’s debate, but her campaign is still rooted in a fanciful nostalgia for her husband.

Bob Burney | November 19, 2007

In 2006, Christian pollster George Barna shocked the evangelical community with his book “Revolution.” In it he wrote the obituary of the church as we know it.

Bill Steigerwald | November 19, 2007

William F. Buckley Jr., the leading political and cultural symbol of American conservatism for almost 50 years, is universally credited with godfathering the ideological revolution that carried Ronald Reagan into the White House in 1980.

John McCaslin | November 19, 2007

President Bush has several Thanksgiving-related events on his plate before he disappears into the Maryland woods surrounding Camp David, where he will celebrate the holiday with his family.

Rich Galen | November 19, 2007

Hillary and Obama have raised enormous amounts of money and it appears Clinton has spent more than Obama has. One of the worst things which can happen in politics is to have lost a close election only to find there was a lot of money left in the bank.

Amanda Carpenter | November 19, 2007

Mitt Romney’s son and senior campaign advisor, Tagg, said the press should find out who is behind the anti-Mormon calls that were made in Iowa and New Hampshire in a phone interview Monday morning.

Phyllis Schlafly | November 19, 2007

Let's face it. Some people, especially liberals, just don't like the U.S. Constitution. Every few years, they come up with wild or devious plans to make major changes, and they do not merely propose amendments.

Amanda Carpenter | November 19, 2007

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

Star Parker | November 19, 2007

A major survey of black American attitudes just released by the Pew Research Center gives reasons for both sobriety and encouragement.

Michael Barone | November 19, 2007

When my father returned from service as an Army doctor in Korea in 1953, he brought back slides of the photos he'd shot, showing a war-torn country of incredible poverty.

Suzanne Fields | November 19, 2007

After a year of tough questioning in which Saddam Hussein confessed to the slaughter of thousands of Kurd civilians, the dictator experienced a twinge of loss for the man for whom he felt a bond.

Paul Greenberg | November 19, 2007

Sit down, make yourself comfortable, have a cup of tea, or maybe something stronger, and let me tell you two stories - one happy, one disturbing. Each with a moral, or at least an attempt at it.

Donald Lambro | November 19, 2007

This is the week when Americans gather together to express our gratitude to the Almighty for the blessings He has bestowed on this nation of inexhaustible abundance and freedom.

Burt Prelutsky | November 19, 2007

It’s not true that I go through life constantly irked by the lunacy that surrounds us all. That would be a ridiculous exaggeration. After all, sometimes I’m asleep.

Robert Novak | November 19, 2007

Sen. Barack Obama, desperate to cut down front-running Sen. Hillary Clinton, did not take advantage of one opening in Thursday night's Las Vegas Democratic presidential debate.

Douglas MacKinnon | November 19, 2007

For those who still don’t understand why so many Americans have become disgusted with the politics of today, they need look no further than the vile smear campaign that was orchestrated against former Governor Mitt Romney last week.

Mike Adams | November 19, 2007

Recently, a young woman came by my office to discuss my opposition to abortion.

Carol Platt Liebau | November 19, 2007

Given the messages transmitted by our popular culture, it’s hardly surprising that even middle schoolers would conclude that developing a sex life is not only acceptable, but almost expected of them.

Dinesh D'Souza | November 19, 2007

Imagine if one of the world's leading Christians--say C.S. Lewis a generation ago, or Billy Graham now--were to reject his religious beliefs and become a atheist. It would be big news!

Phil Harris | November 19, 2007

My little voice has given up whispering, and has taken to screaming as of late. I fear that Fred Thompson has, for whatever reason, failed to listen to his own on the subject of abortion and State's rights.

Sun, Nov 18, 2007

Debra J. Saunders | November 18, 2007

Hillary Clinton didn't win Thursday's CNN Democratic presidential debate so much as Barack Obama and John Edwards lost it.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | November 18, 2007

Since the initial celebration between the pilgrims and the Indians 386 years ago, Thanksgiving has become a day of family gatherings, feasting, football and the last respite before the start of the Christmas shopping season.

Austin Hill | November 18, 2007

If the Philly debate was about the boys ganging-up on Hillary, then the Las Vegas debate seems to have been about defining the current Democratic race as primarily a Clinton versus Obama sort of thing.

Kathryn Lopez | November 18, 2007

Believe it or not, we have come a long way regarding race in America. Though blacks have gone from being discriminated against in the law to being victimized by laws intended to help them, there have been positive changes.

Steve Chapman | November 18, 2007

With power goes responsibility, including responsibility for what happens in critically situated, faraway countries that we understand dimly and can't necessarily control.

George Will | November 18, 2007

Today John Edwards is the candidate of a small fraction of the electorate but a sizable portion of America's trial lawyers. Edwards says Washington is "corrupt."

Salena Zito | November 18, 2007

Americans are more worried about their pocketbooks than the war in Iraq or Iran's nuclear program, suggests a recent poll by the New Democratic Network.

Robert Bluey | November 18, 2007

Ask Clarence Thomas what he enjoys doing and he’ll tell you about driving his RV across America or cheering for his beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers. That hardly sounds like the life of a U.S. Supreme Court justice, but in the case of Thomas, he wouldn’t have it any other way.

Paul Jacob | November 18, 2007

The Missouri Plan for the selection of judges was widely praised, in its day, as a way to depoliticize judicial selection. It merely begged the question: whose politics?

Kevin McCullough | November 18, 2007

As I sat in bed in the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Lovely Bride long having drifted off to sleep by my side and only the bloodshot inducing glow of my laptop staring back at me in the darkness - my stomach sank.