Sat, Dec 01, 2007

Doug Giles | December 01, 2007

This week in the uber-liberal state of Massachusetts (y’know . . . the one Romney used to govern) another dense liberal has come up with one more dumb idea to potentially add to their states’ stack of stupidity.

Chuck Norris | December 01, 2007

I was wondering the other day what my campaign promises would be if I ran for president. I made a list I'm certain can get me elected:

Nick Nichols | December 01, 2007

A cursory look at the state of the economy, the political landscape, and the turmoil that exists in many parts of the world suggests that Thanksgiving dinner in 2008 may be very difficult to swallow.

Larry Kudlow | December 01, 2007

There was some revealing information in the three-year forecast published by the Federal Reserve last week.

Janice Shaw Crouse | December 01, 2007

Are young women not aware that there are sick, cruel, evil, perverted people in this world? Do they imagine that the mere threat of arrest or a lawsuit will protect them from these predators?

Robert Novak | December 01, 2007

Strategists for Mitt Romney's Republican presidential campaign were actually pleased that fast-rising Mike Huckabee moved ahead of Romney in the Rasmussen poll in Iowa, eliminating surprise if Huckabee finishes first there in the Jan. 3 caucuses.

Fri, Nov 30, 2007

Robert Knight | November 30, 2007

As another World AIDS Day dawns this morning, prepare for the usual media blitz of stories designed to promote more spending on failed approaches to HIV/AIDS

William Perry Pendley | November 30, 2007

This month, the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear arguments in its reconsideration of a three-judge panel’s ruling in favor of American Indian religious practitioners.

Matt Mayer | November 30, 2007

In an opinion piece in the Financial Times on November 21, 2007, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist argues for amending our Constitution to include a problematic provision.

John McCaslin | November 30, 2007

Just before he retired, conservative Republican Rep. Henry J. Hyde surprised political observers when implying in a speech that America faced long-term consequences because of Bush administration policies in the Middle East.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison | November 30, 2007

Albert Einstein once remarked, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” Since Einstein’s admission, our tax code has only grown more complicated.

Chuck Norris | November 30, 2007

Last Independence Day, I was reflecting upon a Forbes magazine column, in which many of us celebrities and other notables were asked to answer the question, "What is the American Dream?"

Michael Franc | November 30, 2007

The two fields of candidates couldn’t be further apart in how they would address fiscal issues. This week, let’s examine the boomer’s imminent retirements; next week we’ll consider how they propose to win the war against terrorism.

Rich Galen | November 30, 2007

By now you've read, seen and heard about the CNN/YouTube debate: The backgrounds of many of those whose questions were chosen were either not checked, were checked and ignored, or were selected because of their connection to one of the campaigns of DEMOCRATS running for President.

Mike Gallagher | November 30, 2007

Football players, like football games, matter to Americans. These stars are larger than life. And these days, we’re desperate for heroes.

David Limbaugh | November 30, 2007

The CNN/YouTube Republican presidential debate serves as a perfect example of why conservatives refer to CNN as "Clinton News Network."

Burt Prelutsky | November 30, 2007

Frankly, I’m amazed at the variety of things we humans consume. I mean, imagine being the very first person to look at a turkey or a crab and saying, “Yum yum, I can’t wait to sink my teeth into that!”

John Hawkins | November 30, 2007

Rudy Giuliani is no Reagan. What he is, and what he would be if he gets the nomination, is our Bill Clinton.

Brent Bozell | November 30, 2007

Born to Vietnamese parents in Singapore before they moved to Texas, a woman has channeled her outsized ambitions into fame and fortune in the Wild Wild West of the Internet and cable television with the stage name "Tila Tequila."

Mike Adams | November 30, 2007

My old buddy John Jameson just got fired from his job as Chair of the History Department at Kent State University. This action was a result of his decision to grant – without proper authority - a paid leave to terrorist supporting professor Julio Pino.

Jonah Goldberg | November 30, 2007

By now you've probably heard that scientists have discovered an elegant way to create the equivalent of embryonic stem cells (ECS) without having to create - and destroy - embryos.

Mona Charen | November 30, 2007

Michael Gerson is certainly one of the most gifted speechwriters in history. It's an irony that he crafted language for one of the least literary and least articulate presidents in living memory.

Oliver North | November 30, 2007

As my FOX News team left the United States for our ninth embedment with U.S. combat troops in Iraq, the headlines were all about the resurrected "Mideast peace process."

Pat Buchanan | November 30, 2007

Our next president will likely face a Russia led by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, determined to stand up to a West that Russians believe played them for fools when they sought to be friends.

Diana West | November 30, 2007

What could the USS Kitty Hawk and Citigroup possibly have in common?

Linda Chavez | November 30, 2007

With housing prices falling, energy prices climbing and the stock market on a roller coaster, it's no wonder many Americans are worried about their economic condition.

Kathryn Lopez | November 30, 2007

I do not know who the Republican nominee for president of the United States will be, but whoever he is, his pick for vice president should be Bill Bennett.

Paul Greenberg | November 30, 2007

There long has been a legal, almost philosophical, question hanging over the Second Amendment. While it protects the right to keep and bear arms, is that an individual right or may it be exercised only in connection with the state's need to maintain a militia?

Paul Weyrich | November 30, 2007

A lawsuit against U.S. Airways and the United States Government was filed by six Muslim clerics who claim discrimination because they were removed from their flight before take-off on account of "suspicious behavior" noted by both the flight crew and fellow passengers.

Kathleen Parker | November 30, 2007

Republicans can't say they weren't warned after their Democratic counterparts suffered through the same format and entertained questions from children and a snowman. Apparently fearful of offending the childish vote, GOP rivals gamely donned their dunce caps for their turn on the block.

Charles Krauthammer | November 30, 2007

A decade ago, scientists isolated human embryonic stem cells. Last week, one of the great scientific breakthroughs since the discovery of DNA was announced: an embryo-free way to produce genetically matched stem cells.

Lorie Byrd | November 30, 2007

If you thought Bill Clinton’s recent convoluted claim that he was against the war in Iraq from the beginning was hard to swallow, just imagine some of the verbal gymnastics we are likely to witness over the next year if progress continues in Iraq.

Thu, Nov 29, 2007

Rich Lowry | November 29, 2007

We haven't lacked recently for congressmen who have disgraced Congress. Now, we've lost one who ennobled it.

Richard H. Collins | November 29, 2007

Hillary Clinton owes a great deal of her popularity – her shrinking standing in recent polls notwithstanding – to an odd sort of nostalgia surrounding her husband.

Dana Joel Gattuso | November 29, 2007

Thanks to U.S. policies mandating ethanol and biofuel usage, giving thanks for a bountiful meal last week probably cost you.

Rich Tucker | November 29, 2007

When she won an Oscar a few years back, actress Sally Field memorably blurted, “You like me!” to her fellow Hollywood stars. It’s become commonplace for Americans traveling abroad to assume the opposite.

Ross Mackenzie | November 29, 2007

Holiday browsing among items in the news...

John McCaslin | November 29, 2007

"I'm always in Iowa, I'm living in Iowa," the chairman of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign tells Inside the Beltway. "And I'll be in Iowa from here on out: 35 more days.

Amanda Carpenter | November 29, 2007

The YouTube/CNN debate that Republican presidential candidates tried to boycott proved as hostile as they feared last night in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Herb London | November 29, 2007

More than a decade ago Ben Wattenberg wrote a book with the marvelous title, The Good News Is The Bad News Is Wrong. If that book were republished today I would change the title to The Bad News Is The Good News Is Ignored.

Nathan Tabor | November 29, 2007

The actions of former-District Attorney Mike Nifong in the Duke University lacrosse case have put the problem of prosecutorial abuse front and center for all Americans. Nifong, although a local prosecutor, has become the poster boy of prosecutorial abuse on every government level. With a story line that included sex, racial tensions, and gender and income inequality, the Duke case captured the attention of the media and the nation.

Hugh Hewitt | November 29, 2007

If CNN had sent a memo around with a heading "How Do We Make All The Republicans Look Bad?" they couldn't have telegraphed the corporate motive in this debate with any more transparency.

Victor Davis Hanson | November 29, 2007

In the last few years, it has become popular to say that history is determined largely by sweeping inanimate forces of technology, the environment, gender, class or race.

Larry Elder | November 29, 2007

Let's look at what incoming President Bill Clinton "cleaned up" when he took over from President George H. W. Bush in late January 1993. Despite the relentless economic news by the traditional media, Clinton entered office with an economic recovery two years old.

Cal Thomas | November 29, 2007

No one ever accused Patrick J. Buchanan of lacking conviction or of consulting a focus group before saying what he thinks. He now confronts readers with many irrefutable facts that if left unaddressed, he believes, will lead to America's destruction.

Suzanne Fields | November 29, 2007

When Barack Obama told New Hampshire high school students that he had been "into drinking, and experimented with drugs" when he was their age, his confession was a two-day story.

Debra J. Saunders | November 29, 2007

Is there any mercy in America for Clarence Aaron? Aaron has been on the wrong end of a gross miscarriage of justice, yet somehow, few voices will speak for him.

Matt Towery | November 29, 2007

Kudos to my colleagues at CNN. They put together the liveliest debate yet in the GOP presidential race. That a former general proclaimed himself gay, quizzed the candidates on military policy and gays, and then turned out to be a Hillary Clinton supporter didn't, in my view, pollute the integrity of the proceedings.

Donald Lambro | November 29, 2007

Perhaps the biggest shift in American politics is the growing affluence of the Democrats' congressional constituencies and the influence they wield over party tax policy.

Steve Chapman | November 29, 2007

Sports other than professional football think it's not enough to decide a winner -- you have to do it equitably. And whatever else you can say for sudden death, equity has nothing to do with it.

Rebecca Hagelin | November 29, 2007

Who should decide what you hear over the radio and on TV? You? Or policymakers in Washington? If freedom of speech appeals to you -- if you think we need robust debate to keep democracy alive and well -- the answer should be clear.

Marvin Olasky | November 29, 2007

After voting for Republican presidential candidates eight times in a row, this is the year I've been listening to Democrats.

George Will | November 29, 2007

Under legislation that the House of Representatives has voted 261-153 to foist on Hawaii, Goering's role would be played by a panel empowered to decide who is a "Native Hawaiian" and entitled to special privileges and immunities.

William Rusher | November 29, 2007

Rudy Giuliani's candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination presents conservative Republicans with a real conundrum. Should they support the candidate who will put up the best fight, though he (or she) disagrees with them on virtually all of the social issues?

Chuck Colson | November 29, 2007

Just before Thanksgiving, researchers in Wisconsin and Japan announced a breakthrough in stem-cell research. This time, it was good news for those of us who believe in the sanctity of human life.

Robert Novak | November 29, 2007

Well-connected Republicans in Mississippi were shocked by more than the unexpected nature of Trent Lott's announced resignation Monday. They were stunned that Lott was leaving the Senate one year into his fourth term in order to make more money.

Emmett Tyrrell | November 29, 2007

Have you noticed that during the past few days, Britney Spears has vanished completely from the news?

Wed, Nov 28, 2007

Ann Coulter | November 28, 2007

The New York Times made the fact-defying claim that the illegal immigration issue poses a risk for Republicans who appeal to voters "angry" about illegal immigration.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 28, 2007

As Mike Huckabee rises in the polls, an inevitable process of vetting him for conservative credentials is under way in which people who know nothing of Arkansas or of the circumstances of his governorship weigh in knowingly about his record.

Paul Weyrich | November 28, 2007

Since I was a young boy I have heard that “Republicans are the party of the rich.” My parents were among the few Republicans in a precinct dominated by Democrats and this allegation made my father angry.

Michael Reagan | November 28, 2007

Child abuse is growing out of control here in America, and there’s a good reason why: the traditional family is coming apart at the seams.

Amanda Carpenter | November 28, 2007

Hillary Clinton has been working closely with decorated anti-war retired Gen. Wesley Clark on foreign policy, fueling rumors he could be vice-president on a “Clinton-Clark” ticket in 2008.

John McCaslin | November 28, 2007

It was nine years ago next month that President Clinton, on the eve of a vote in the House of Representatives to impeach him, sought to destroy Saddam's now-supposedly nonexistent weapons of mass destruction.

Rich Galen | November 28, 2007

Religion has taken center stage in the GOP primary election. It started the other day when former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee began running an ad in Iowa.

Michelle Malkin | November 28, 2007

Do you know what math curriculum your child is being taught? Are you worried that your third-grader hasn't learned simple multiplication yet? Have you been befuddled by educational jargon such as "spiraling"?

John Stossel | November 28, 2007

Another global warming skeptic has dared speak up. Meteorologist John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel, calls global warming "the greatest scam in history".

Walter E. Williams | November 28, 2007

Some people complain about bitter partisan politics. I welcome it. The greater the number of decisions made in the political arena the greater the conflict. Let's look at it by way of a few examples.

Brent Bozell | November 28, 2007

With the Writers Guild on strike in Hollywood, the forecast for so-called "reality" TV shows has probably never looked brighter. The networks keep attempting to find new programming schticks, and perhaps no "reality" show had a stranger buildup than CBS's "Kid Nation".

Mike Adams | November 28, 2007

Mike Adams puts his bilingual skills to the test in order to get to the bottom of a seemingly discriminatory scholarship program at the University of Southern California.

Jonah Goldberg | November 28, 2007

The United States is getting tagged as an "empire" from all quarters. My problem is that the word "empire" usually substitutes for an argument; there are no good empires, just as there are no good fascists, or racists, or dictators.

Tony Blankley | November 28, 2007

Are we seeing the end, for a while, of the dominance of values in presidential elections? And if so, is that a bad omen for the Republicans? This is not a prediction, it is mere conjecture, but let's consider the possibility.

Michael Medved | November 28, 2007

The United States has displayed a remarkable and long-standing tendency not only to tolerate, but to honor and reward, those who decry the nation’s morality and predict its imminent and inevitable doom.

Terry Jeffrey | November 28, 2007

What does this super-majority of unmarried women want? More government.

Ben Shapiro | November 28, 2007

None of the Democratic frontrunners is qualified to be president of the United States. How do I know? They say so themselves.

Austin Bay | November 28, 2007

This week, the White House and the Iraqi government announced that state-to-state discussions are taking place with the goal of reaching detailed agreements that will govern Iraq and America's long-term political, economic and military ties.

Paul Greenberg | November 28, 2007

Lincoln-Douglas this isn't. Once again the issues being debated in this year's presidential campaign are of the greatest importance - war or peace, freedom or slavery, national unity or a house divided against itself.

Cliff May | November 28, 2007

Pity poor Harry Reid. Back in April, the Senate Democratic leader proclaimed the war in Iraq "lost." Since then, it has become increasingly obvious that Reid was wrong.

Jacob Sullum | November 28, 2007

Despite all the talk of protecting children, registered sex offenders are not synonymous with predatory criminals, let alone child molesters. In Georgia, they include many people who were guilty of nothing beyond consensual sex as teenagers.

Kathleen Parker | November 28, 2007

Toni Vernelli was one of two women recently featured in a London Daily Mail story about environmentalists who take their carbon footprint very, very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that Vernelli aborted a pregnancy and, by age 27, had herself sterilized.

Tue, Nov 27, 2007

Maggie Gallagher | November 27, 2007

Iowa's unusually early Jan. 3 start date -- three days before the Feast of the Epiphany -- has sparked a sudden outbreak of pugilism among presidential candidates right and left.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 27, 2007

As her once-formidable lead in national polls dwindles and Barack Obama moves ahead of her in the all-important Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton will likely intensify her negative campaign against her rivals.

Robert J. Strang | November 27, 2007

In this campaign season, lots of politicians talk about fighting crime, but only one candidate has a record of successful results to back it up – Rudy Giuliani. While Mitt Romney relies on rhetoric, Rudy has the record of protecting the people.

Michael McBride | November 27, 2007

Naval Aviation hopefuls are trained to box. The Navy is not really trying to develop the next Mike Tyson, but they have a specific purpose for this training and it serves its purpose.

Michael Fumento | November 27, 2007

The UN AIDS program has issued its annual report in which, finally, it doesn’t say how many more current HIV infections there are this year. Instead it drops the figure by over six million from its 2006 estimate – from 39.5 million to 33.2 million.

Dick Armey | November 27, 2007

Fixing the tax code should be the first item on the domestic agenda and fundamental tax reform should be a critical part of the 2008 presidential campaign.

Paul Weyrich | November 27, 2007

One does not have to be a supporter of former Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas (as I am not) without admiring his ability to move ahead in the Iowa polls by sheer will.

Paul Edwards | November 27, 2007

“The Golden Compass” is Book One of a fantasy trilogy written by English author Philip Pullman in the late 1990s called “His Dark Materials.” Philip Pullman is an unapologetic militant atheist.

Mary Katharine Ham | November 27, 2007

There’s been a bit of scandal about the screening that CNN did on its “undecided voters” for the last Democratic debate. The diamonds-and-pearls question was attacked by the questioner herself. There were some allegations that several of the voters were in fact liberal activists on quite a few issues (and one Democratic Party operative). What’s the process for checking these YouTube questioners and their affiliations?

Neal Boortz | November 27, 2007

Last Thursday Townhall contributor Hank Adler published a column on this website entitled “A Hard Look At The Fair Tax”. Almost immediately the emails started pouring into my show.

Thomas Sowell | November 27, 2007

People who are in the top one percent in income receive far more than one percent of the attention in the media. Even aside from miscellaneous celebrity bimbos, the top one percent attract all sorts of hand-wringing and finger-pointing.

Mike Adams | November 27, 2007

The other day a skinny white boy came to me complaining about his teacher’s “anti-white racist remarks.” These remarks were made while the teacher was lecturing in a course here at UNC-Wilmington.

David Limbaugh | November 27, 2007

Some say Democrats won't have Iraq as an issue for the 2008 presidential campaign due to our dramatic turnaround there. Republicans should take it a step further and make it an issue themselves.

Cal Thomas | November 27, 2007

Just as Thanksgiving and Christmas come around with predictable regularity, so, too, do Middle East peace summits arrive near the end of modern presidencies.

Dennis Prager | November 27, 2007

One of the most widely held beliefs in the contemporary world -- so widely held it is not disputed -- is that, with few exceptions, the world hates America.

Pat Buchanan | November 27, 2007

Like him or not, he said, Bush is not an unintelligent man, and he is a principled and energetic executive. As for Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and the others, almost all had long resumes of accomplishment in politics, government and business. Why, then, do they seem to have failed so dismally?

Debra J. Saunders | November 27, 2007

Now former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is in a pickle. A convicted murderer, set free by a Romney-appointed judge, reportedly confessed to a senseless double murder last week.

Frank Gaffney | November 27, 2007

It seems likely that Annapolis will feature an outpouring of sentiment on the following points: Israel must relinquish to its Palestinian and Syrian enemies territory essential to the defense and security of the Jewish State.

Bill Murchison | November 27, 2007

Among other findings: When you have books at home, you read more; when you don't, you don't. And another: Low reading skill correlates to low pay.

Jack Kemp | November 27, 2007

Believe it or not, federal spending has been stable at around 20 percent of the gross domestic product for more than 50 years, ever since it settled down after World War II.

Joel Mowbray | November 27, 2007

In the coming days or weeks, Columbia University is poised to decide on the tenure of controversial professor Joseph Massad, who has a reputation for intimidating Jewish and pro-Israel students in the classroom.

Mon, Nov 26, 2007

Rich Lowry | November 26, 2007

For years, we've been told that only stem-cell research that destroys human embryos is worth pursuing. Everything else is a diversion, driven by fanatical religious opposition to the progress of science.

Bill Steigerwald | November 26, 2007

No military battles in the Cold War took place on American soil. But 30 years ago, the clashing civilizations of capitalism and communism slugged it out for 18 days in -- of all places -- downtown Los Angeles.

Dinesh D'Souza | November 26, 2007

Many people have uncritically accepted the idea that there is a longstanding war between science and religion. Little do the peddlers of this paradigm realize that they are victims of nineteenth-century atheist propaganda.

Amanda Carpenter | November 26, 2007

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

Amanda Carpenter | November 26, 2007

ACORN, a group with a track record of submitting fraudulent voter registration forms, says it is unjust to enact voter identification laws until it is proven that “voter impersonation fraud” is happening.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | November 26, 2007

Lebanon is a “wild place,” so-said a counterterrorism expert in a personal conversation with me days before former Lebanese president Emile Lahoud stepped down and declared the army in charge of that troubled state, last week.

Phyllis Schlafly | November 26, 2007

Radical feminists have devised a scheme to cash in on the flow of taxpayer money in a big way. Their good buddy, Sen. Joseph Biden, has just introduced Senate Bill 2279, called the International Violence Against Women Act.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | November 26, 2007

I certainly believe that we would do well to instill in our children a sense of generosity and help them learn about our collective responsibility to help others.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | November 26, 2007

The Iowa primary may very well be filled with surprises for the nation. Most Americans are tired of “business as usual” politics. We are weary of insincerity, hypocrisy, corruption and polarized positions.

John McCaslin | November 26, 2007

American Speaker editor-in-chief Aram Bakshian Jr. has given Inside the Beltway the first glance at his annual Patrick Henry Awards for best and worst public speakers.

Rich Galen | November 26, 2007

The big news over the weekend was that a guy named Kevin Rudd won the election to be the Prime Minister of Australia. Rudd is the leader of the Labor (Labour?) Party and beat the incumbent John Howard whose Conservative Party had been in power for nearly 12 years.

Michael Barone | November 26, 2007

Six weeks out from the Iowa caucuses, the presidential race looks more uncertain than ever.

Paul Greenberg | November 26, 2007

There's a country with no formally, officially, universally recognized name. It's now known as Taiwan/Taipei/Republic of China or whatever you prefer to call that large land mass with a population of 23 million between the Chinese mainland and the Philippines.

Donald Lambro | November 26, 2007

The significant decline of violence in Iraq is well documented: fewer insurgent attacks, far less roadside bombs, fewer U.S. casualties and little or no sectarian warfare.

Robert Novak | November 26, 2007

Mike Huckabee is getting enough favorable buzz that, when combined with his evangelical base, it makes real conservatives shudder.

Ken Blackwell | November 26, 2007

The debate over individual gun rights just has become a front line issue in the 2008 presidential campaign.

Burt Prelutsky | November 26, 2007

I used to believe that one of the reasons that a lot of the male movie stars of the 30s and 40s drank so much was out of guilt that they were making more money in a week than most Americans earned in a year, and that even in the middle of the Great Depression they were living like royalty.

Star Parker | November 26, 2007

With little resources, and with a GOP presidential candidacy hovering in obscurity through the summer, the former Arkansas governor is now running in a dead heat with Mitt Romney in the lead in Iowa.

Mike Adams | November 26, 2007

It has been some time since I recommended books to my readers. Since many will begin Christmas shopping soon (or have already) I thought I would respond today with some recommendations.

Suzanne Fields | November 26, 2007

Not only are teens and adults reading less, absorbing with shorter attention spans, they're posting diminishing test scores at almost every reading level.

Doug Wilson | November 26, 2007

At first glance, it might seem easy to sympathize with Yahoo. If the Chinese government subpoenas information from a business operation in China, one might think that the company is obligated to comply—and that was exactly Yahoo’s argument.

Sun, Nov 25, 2007

George Will | November 25, 2007

In the 1920s and '30s, the American left was driven by multiple factions furiously representing different flavors of socialism, each accusing the others of revisionism and deviationism. Leftists comforted themselves with the thought that "you can't split rotten wood."

Salena Zito | November 25, 2007

Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama stand on political precipices in Iowa.

Kevin McCullough | November 25, 2007

As a general rule, plaintiffs who file for "no-fault" divorce should be found unfit to gain custody of their children.

Paul Jacob | November 25, 2007

Warren Buffett wants to pay more in taxes. Do you?

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.