Sat, Dec 08, 2007

Richard H. Collins | December 08, 2007

Seeing her standing in the polls dropping and a steady stream of criticism from her rivals, this week Hillary Clinton decided it was time to go on the attack. And it wasn’t subtle.

Doug Giles | December 08, 2007

No civilization has lasted long as King of the Hill when there was a death of faith, a degeneration of morals, contempt for traditional values, a collapse of culture, a paralysis of the will, a decline in its native born population, and foreign invasion that wasn’t resisted.

Robert Novak | December 08, 2007

President Bush's nomination of Harvard Law School professor Mary Ann Glendon as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican is being held up in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Robert Murphy | December 08, 2007

Like obnoxious relatives, the mortgage mess won’t go away. As is their wont, officials from both parties are rushing to offer “solutions.”

Fri, Dec 07, 2007

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 07, 2007

Bill Clinton’s poll ratings are very high so Hillary figures he can be of great help to her on the campaign trail.

Ken Connor | December 07, 2007

The quest for religious liberty animated our forefathers to abandon their homes, traverse vast oceans in flimsy boats, and endure innumerable hardships in a foreign land—all to worship God in accordance with the dictates of their conscience.

Kathryn Lopez | December 07, 2007

To watch some media liberals react to fundamental issues involving family life is to be glad that conservatives exist.

Chuck Colson | December 07, 2007

Sixty-six years ago today, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor—an action that dramatically altered the course of history.

Phil Gingrey | December 07, 2007

Just a couple of weeks ago, there was another new discovery in stem cell science that further nullifies the need to use embryonic stem cells that destroy life in order to help save another.

John McCaslin | December 07, 2007

Thanks to the Inside the Beltway reader who sent in a photo of a septic-tank pump truck with the following message painted on its rear: "Caution: Vehicle may be Transporting Political Promises!"

Jonah Goldberg | December 07, 2007

Ultimately, I don't much care why Romney's a decent guy; I just care that he's decent. In fact, I think we get too hung up on motivations, particularly when it comes to religion.

Diana West | December 07, 2007

A few weeks ago, I went rummaging through my attic looking for a box of books. Not just any box of books: my Clinton books. Or, should I say, given the range and number of tomes, my Clinton library.

Hugh Hewitt | December 07, 2007

The stakes were very high, and many in Romney’s inner circle advised against the address.

Mike Gallagher | December 07, 2007

There were two incidents making news this week that reminded me of how we live in a ridiculous time.

John Hawkins | December 07, 2007

Few politicians in America have as much scandal, sleaze, and controversy surrounding them as Hillary Clinton and perhaps none of them, with the exception of her husband, has been given a bigger free pass.

Brent Bozell | December 07, 2007

It's that special time of year for the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State to make sure no wayward city council will allow a whiff of frankincense on government property.

David Limbaugh | December 07, 2007

Paradox: Hillary seems both inevitable and inconceivable to me.

Mona Charen | December 07, 2007

I still remember where I was when I heard that the student who committed the Virginia Tech massacre had released a press packet including a video, a manifesto and photos of himself holding various weapons.

Oliver North | December 07, 2007

Those who believe that the campaign in Iraq is a lost cause better not tell that to the soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division; they think they're winning.

Pat Buchanan | December 07, 2007

If Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination, it will be due in large measure to his splendid and moving defense of his faith and beliefs delivered today at the George Bush Presidential Library.

Linda Chavez | December 07, 2007

President Bush seemed at a loss for words this week when he was asked during a press conference if he would use his influence to help a Saudi rape victim who has drawn international attention.

Paul Greenberg | December 07, 2007

Last week's Republican presidential debate out of St. Petersburg, Fla., was more of an instant elimination contest. It might as well have been emceed by Donald Trump rather than an anchorman.

Rich Tucker | December 07, 2007

Here’s a bold prediction: The latest round of Middle East peace talks will fail. Not because of a lack of effort on the part of President Bush or Condoleezza Rice, but because the Palestinian side isn’t interested in negotiating peace.

Charles Krauthammer | December 07, 2007

Five members of the Senate are Mormon. Are there any intimations that their religion corrupts, distorts or in any way diminishes their ability to perform their constitutional duties?

Kathleen Parker | December 07, 2007

Voters may not know any more about Mormonism than they did before Mitt Romney's faith speech on Thursday, but they surely know more about what it means to be an American.

Burt Prelutsky | December 07, 2007

A symbiotic relationship is one in which both parties benefit. Some of these are stranger than others, and some even manage to benefit those outside the relationship.

Paul Kengor | December 07, 2007

Dr. Paul Kengor talks about his new book, "The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan's Top Hand", the untold story of Ronald Reagan’s closest friend, confidant, and most influential adviser.

Kevin James | December 07, 2007

Our efforts to end the illegal alien invasion occasionally need a good shot in the arm.

Thu, Dec 06, 2007

Rich Lowry | December 06, 2007

Mitt Romney has run a textbook presidential campaign, and, at the same time -- given his overwhelming resources, organization and TV advertising -- he has underperformed.

Paul Edwards | December 06, 2007

In a 2001 interview with the Washington Post, Philip Pullman, author of “The Golden Compass,” is quoted as saying, “I want to undermine the basis of Christian belief.”

Jerry Bowyer | December 06, 2007

I just got off a conference call with the White House, and I’m very happy. I wanted the president to use his bully pulpit to tell the world – borrowers, lenders, investors and citizens – what the plan was. That's what President Bush did today.

Paul Weyrich | December 06, 2007

Much of the media coverage of the Presidential campaign has focused upon two issues — the war in Iraq and health care. The latter has been particularly prominent in Democratic Presidential debates and upon the campaign trail.

Amanda Carpenter | December 06, 2007

Mitt Romney’s campaign could receive the boost he needs to regain his lead in Iowa after the much anticipated speech about his Mormon faith drew a broad range of praise from journalists and political commentators Thursday.

Michael Reagan | December 06, 2007

Republicans keep longing for a reincarnation of Ronald Reagan to pop up and win the GOP presidential nomination, but thus far not one of the current candidates has shown that he has the vaguest notion of what made my father the great president he was.

Paul Greenberg | December 06, 2007

The latest election results out of Russia are more Russian than ever, more’s the pity. The latest czar had no problem arranging a victory that would have made old Mayor Daley or Boss Crump look like a piker.

Hank Adler | December 06, 2007

In response to my lengthy paper regarding H.R. 25, the “Fairtax”, Mr. Neal Boortz published a response responding to a few of the issues discussed in my paper.

Mitt Romney | December 06, 2007

Speaking at The George Bush Presidential Library, Governor Romney addressed the American people about his views on religious liberty, our country grand tradition of religious tolerance and how faith would inform his Presidency.

Ross Mackenzie | December 06, 2007

With the candidates oiling up for the primaries, an opportunity is at hand for serious debate about universal service. It’s the notion that in some capacity everybody should serve the nation — each doing his share in give-back service, civilian or military.

John McCaslin | December 06, 2007

While many admirers of Ronald Reagan want to see him on Mount Rushmore, someone whom the former president used to describe as "a good friend and valuable adviser" is taking a different tack.

Victor Davis Hanson | December 06, 2007

Here we go again. Thousands of Sudanese Muslims took to the street last week to threaten death to a British schoolteacher in Khartoum. She inadvertently committed the felony of allowing her class to name a teddy bear “Muhammad.”

Larry Elder | December 06, 2007

A new Gallup Poll recently asked Democrats and Republicans to describe their own "mental health." Fifty-eight percent of Republicans describe their mental health as "excellent," compared to 38 percent of Democrats.

Ken Blackwell | December 06, 2007

One of the most unreported stories of the past month is Democrats in Congress refusing to protect the Salvation Army and other similar organizations from lawsuits for requiring their employees to be able to speak English on the job.

Cal Thomas | December 06, 2007

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani was in Washington on Tuesday to raise money and to see me. In a nondescript office building two blocks from the White House, Giuliani answered a wide range of questions on domestic and foreign policy.

Matt Towery | December 06, 2007

While Iowa has taken measures to end the "invasion" of out-of-state participants in this year's caucus, it's unlikely that the use of "gratuities" by at least one or two campaigns will come to an end.

Donald Lambro | December 06, 2007

Sen. Hillary Clinton's dubious electability has become the overriding issue in the Iowa Democratic caucuses where her chief rival, Sen. Barack Obama, is poised to overtake her on Jan. 3.

Rebecca Hagelin | December 06, 2007

It’s common, around this time of year, to hear people grumble about Christmas being “too commercial.” They have a point, of course. It’s easy to get so caught up in the buying frenzy that we forget why we celebrate Christmas in the first place.

George Will | December 06, 2007

Asked whether his brownstone residence is in Harlem, the Rev. Michel Faulkner says, well, that depends. "When something bad happens, the neighborhood is called Harlem. When something good happens, it is the Upper West Side."

William Rusher | December 06, 2007

"History," Napoleon remarked, "is a lie agreed upon." This bit of wisdom is superbly illustrated by the conventional wisdom concerning the Communist Party of the United States of America.

Robert Novak | December 06, 2007

Two weeks ago it was settled policy within Mitt Romney's campaign that his speech dealing with his Mormon faith would be delivered much later -- if at all -- and only after primary election victories.

Marvin Olasky | December 06, 2007

As voters ask questions about religion, some journalists are challenging records for theological illiteracy.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 06, 2007

When President Bush finally retires to his ranch to continue his readings of history, quite possibly the books about contemporary Washington will make for pleasant reading.

Wed, Dec 05, 2007

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 05, 2007

It now seems possible, and some would say probable, that both front-runners for their party nominations will be wiped out in the early caucuses and primaries.

Ann Coulter | December 05, 2007

Poor Ron Radosh is still hoping liberals will forgive him.

Paul Weyrich | December 05, 2007

If editing films is now as easy as a few mouse clicks, why can’t parents take out the 60-90 seconds of raunch that makes the PG-13 movie an R-rated movie?

Amanda Carpenter | December 05, 2007

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton blamed Wall Street for the increase in mortgage foreclosures and pitched a $5 billion-plus bailout plan and tighter housing market regulations Wednesday.

Paul Kengor | December 05, 2007

The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication and a regular feature from the Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. In this latest edition, the Center interviews its own executive director, Dr. Paul Kengor.

Jerry Bowyer | December 05, 2007

As the year comes to a close so does the inter-Nicene argument between free-market economists about gold and inflation. Both are passing because of the same cause – the passage of too many months without the end of the world as we know it.

Rich Galen | December 05, 2007

Two hundred and seventy three years ago, when this Presidential election cycle began, it was generally agreed that it would be the most wide-open election for President since at least 1952.

John McCaslin | December 05, 2007

Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is not worthy of an honorary law degree from the University of Illinois — not yet at least.

Dan Gainor | December 05, 2007

Once upon a time, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby went off on the road to Bali. Fifty-five years later, politicians are heading to Bali for sun, sand and socialism – and they want us to pay for it to the tune of trillions of dollars.

Bob Burney | December 05, 2007

As this column goes to press, hundreds of presumably Muslim protestors in Sudan are shouting for the execution of a British school teacher. Her offense? Insulting Islam because her class of 7-year-olds named a teddy bear Muhammed.

Phil Harris | December 05, 2007

My next statement is one-hundred percent correct. Not one person who saw my headline thought to himself or herself, "Jesus Christ… who is that?" Perhaps some of you thought I was swearing. Others, no doubt, are offended that I should use the name of Jesus in such a manner. In any case, the name rings a bell for everyone.

Frank Pastore | December 05, 2007

One says he is, but he shouldn’t be. Another says he is, but isn’t enough. Another says he’s always been, but wants to be more so. And, another says bluntly “Evangelicals are over-committed to the Bible.”

Michael Medved | December 05, 2007

If citizens look upon the origins of their society with guilt and confusion, they’ll find scant reason to identify with its fate or to repair its shortcomings.

Cliff May | December 05, 2007

Ask yourself a simple question: Why is Iran still violating international law by enriching uranium? Do you think Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and associates worry that more electricity may be needed to keep air conditioners humming in Tehran?

Michelle Malkin | December 05, 2007

If you thought Hillary Clinton's government takeover plan for health care was bad, wait 'til you see what she has in store for the housing sector. As always with the Clintons, the market is the problem and Big Nanny is the solution.

John Stossel | December 05, 2007

I practice charity regularly. I believe in sharing. But when government takes our money by force and gives it to others, that's not sharing.

Walter E. Williams | December 05, 2007

Listening to people like Lou Dobbs, John Edwards and Mike Huckabee lamenting the plight of America's middle class and poor, you'd have to conclude that things are going to hell in a handbasket.

Brent Bozell | December 05, 2007

Is CNN capable and professional enough to host presidential debates?

Jonah Goldberg | December 05, 2007

Washington is atwitter. Mitt Romney will give a "JFK speech" Thursday accounting for his Mormonism the way then-Sen. John F. Kennedy dealt with his Catholicism in 1960.

Tony Blankley | December 05, 2007

Other than the fight against radical Islam, the efficacy of free trade may be the most important issue pending before the American people and our government.

Suzanne Fields | December 05, 2007

Now that the cost of a college education has risen almost as dramatically as the level of genuine learning has fallen, colleges and universities are turning to consultants, marketers and "branding" experts to sell themselves with snappy mottos.

Ben Shapiro | December 05, 2007

Anonymity can be an affirmative good, particularly in totalitarian societies where speaking out carries dire consequences. But in a free society, anonymity often acts as a shield for the most outrageous and disgusting behavior.

Terry Jeffrey | December 05, 2007

The most interesting point in the new National Intelligence Estimate, which reports that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program four years ago, is not about what Iran did or did not do in developing nuclear weapons. It is about how Iran makes decisions about such things.

Austin Bay | December 05, 2007

Before sighing with relief, we must remember intel is always (always) inadequate. Everyone with real experience in the intel and operations business also knows that intelligence assessments are often wrong.

Paul Greenberg | December 05, 2007

Last night we lit the first candle on the Chanukah menorah, for it was the first night of this minor eight-day Jewish holiday that's become a major one over the years.

Jacob Sullum | December 05, 2007

For those of us who were disgusted by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, the TV spots planned by would fulfill a revenge fantasy.

Ed Feulner | December 05, 2007

Americans are at our best when we volunteer. In revolutionary times, it was the Minutemen, sworn to leave their homes and fight the British at a moment’s notice.

Roy Innis | December 05, 2007

Every week brings new claims that clean, free, inexhaustible renewable energy will soon replace the “dirty” fuels that sustain our economy today. A healthy dose of reality is needed.

Tue, Dec 04, 2007

David Strom | December 04, 2007

The 18.4 cents a gallon Federal gas tax is perhaps the single worst influence on the development of rational transportation policies in the United States, and it should be eliminated.

Daniel Pipes | December 04, 2007

"Far from being the source of anti-Americanism in Turkey, the AKP represents an ideal partner for the United States in the region." So asserts Joshua W. Walker, a former Turkey desk officer at the State Department.

John McCaslin | December 04, 2007

A commemorative plaque will be dedicated tomorrow in the "Old War Department" wing of the State Department once occupied by Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves when he directed the Manhattan Project.

Neal Boortz | December 04, 2007

Once again, though, I find myself offering a column in response to still more absurd – irresponsibly so – attacks on the FairTax.

Thomas Sowell | December 04, 2007

Random thoughts on the passing scene...

David Limbaugh | December 04, 2007

I think it's a mistake for Mitt Romney to give "the speech" -- the one aimed at addressing his Mormonism and its relevance, or irrelevance, to his candidacy.

Cal Thomas | December 04, 2007

Not since President Bush stood on the USS Abraham Lincoln May 1, 2003 with a "Mission Accomplished" sign behind him has he been as optimistic about progress in the Iraq War as he was las week.

Dennis Prager | December 04, 2007

We live in the age of group apologies. I would like to add one. The baby boomer generation needs to apologize to America, especially its young generation, for many sins.

Pat Buchanan | December 04, 2007

It was in their unity, not their diversity, that the strength of the colonies resided.

Bill Murchison | December 04, 2007

The extended therapy session informally known as the 2008 presidential campaign takes new twists, new turns. We might manage, by the time it's over, 11 months hence, to figure out what we really want as a nation.

Michael Steele | December 04, 2007

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley sought and obtained passage of a “prevailing wage” on all state projects, thereby artificially inflating wages and increasing the cost to the taxpayers.

Debra J. Saunders | December 04, 2007

For a year now, protesters have been squatting on trees at UC-Berkeley's Memorial Stadium to protest plans to build a $125 million sports training center.

Mon, Dec 03, 2007

Chuck Norris | December 03, 2007

A short time ago, I wrote in jest about what I would do if I am elected president. Of course, that was written all in good fun.

Amanda Carpenter | December 03, 2007

When Barack Obama attacked Hillary Clinton, she accused him of “abandoning the politics of hope,” but when she does it her campaign calls it “drawing contrasts.”

Rich Lowry | December 03, 2007

Mike Huckabee is not running a substance-free campaign based on biography and applause lines. No, the former Arkansas governor has the distinction of advocating the most radical proposal of any major presidential candidate of either party.

Amanda Carpenter | December 03, 2007

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

Paul Weyrich | December 03, 2007

The recent Republican presidential debate in Fort Lauderdale, Florida was held just weeks before the Iowa presidential caucus and was decidedly livelier than previous exchanges.

Frank Gaffney | December 03, 2007

Suddenly, a new national debate is beginning about the national security, economic and other implications of Persian Gulf potentates using their petrodollars to buy up strategic American assets.

Bill Steigerwald | December 03, 2007

Pat Buchanan’s latest book, “Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing America Apart,” paints a gloomy picture of America at home and abroad. I talked to Buchanan Thursday while he was on his book tour in the Washington, D.C., area.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | December 03, 2007

Three organizations in conjunction with The Family Research Council helped conduct the second annual, values voter conference called “The Washington Briefing” in mid October of this year.

Lisa De Pasquale | December 03, 2007

The strike has led the programs of media darlings Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to rely on reruns. Given that they have cable shows with mediocre ratings by prime-time standards, it’s peculiar that they would be mentioned in nearly every article about the writers’ strike.

Amanda Carpenter | December 03, 2007

Hillary’s Clinton’s secret weapon to win the 2008 election isn’t her former president husband. It’s the liberal media, according to L. Brent Bozell, III, president of the Media Research Center.

Dinesh D'Souza | December 03, 2007

On Friday, November 30, I debated philosopher Daniel Dennett at Tufts University on the topic, "Is God a Man-Made Invention?" This was my third debate against a leading atheist.

Phyllis Schlafly | December 03, 2007

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 4 will again hear a challenge by Michael Newdow to the Pledge of Allegiance and its phrase "under God." Newdow won his prior lawsuit against the pledge.

John McCaslin | December 03, 2007

In Richmond, the city government has been criticized for spending a half-million dollars to "polish the controversial monument of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee."

Rich Galen | December 03, 2007

Two "defeats for George Bush" came to light this past week - and I'm not even counting West Virginia's loss to Pittsburgh which helped vault LSU and Ohio State into the BCS title game in January.

Viet Dinh | December 03, 2007

When the Patent Reform Act of 2007 (S. 1145) soon reaches the Senate floor, Congress will be presented with a significant opportunity to affirm the goals the Framers envisioned for the patent system. Those goals -- to spur innovation by rewarding inventors and to disseminate pioneering knowledge to facilitate and further expand the marketplace of ideas -- have been thwarted in recent years by a system that has failed to keep pace with the rapid evolution of the economy and the nature of innovation. This landmark reform measure will restore the balance the Framers intended for the patent system.

Michael Barone | December 03, 2007

Every so often, I page through my copy of the Constitution, searching for the section that says Iowa and New Hampshire vote first.

Suzanne Fields | December 03, 2007

"Sex and the City" has gone global, and not just on television. The single young woman in New Delhi has replaced her graceful sari, bare midriff and decolletage with slim-fitting jeans or a chic short skirt.

Debra J. Saunders | December 03, 2007

Wednesday's CNN-YouTube debate began with a ditty by Chris Nandor of Snohomish, Wash., on the eight GOP hopefuls. Sen. John McCain, Nandor sang, "is loved by many, but hated by the rest."

Paul Greenberg | December 03, 2007

Of course Bill Clinton was against the war in Iraq from the beginning. It's proven unpopular. It would be different if the war had gone better, as it has in Afghanistan. Bill Clinton's still for that one.

Donald Lambro | December 03, 2007

It is very rare, if not unheard of, to catch a presidential candidate, especially a Republican, in the act of saying he or she would be willing to sign any tax increase that lawmakers wished for.

Robert Novak | December 03, 2007

Diplomats at the U.S. embassy in Islamabad could hardly believe what President George W. Bush said to anchor Charles Gibson on ABC "World News" Nov. 20.

Burt Prelutsky | December 03, 2007

I’ve been in the WGA for nearly 40 years. That means that during the first two decades of my TV writing career, I was on strike just about every three years.

Mike Adams | December 03, 2007

Bertis English, an Assistant Professor of History at Alabama State University is displeased with my recent column, “Hooked on Ebonics.” He wrote the following to me just a few days ago:

Carol Platt Liebau | December 03, 2007

For former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee in particular, the debate was a missed opportunity.

Star Parker | December 03, 2007

The honesty and transparency themes are driving much of voter sentiment in this election. It helps explain the surprising success of Republican candidate Mike Huckabee.

Sun, Dec 02, 2007

Douglas MacKinnon | December 02, 2007

Presidential scholars may look back at New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's desire to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens as one of the defining moments of the 2008 election.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 02, 2007

This is not a good time to be Mitt Romney. After almost a year of having the Iowa and New Hampshire airwaves to himself, he is now facing a challenge on the right from Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson and on the left from Rudy Giuliani.

Chuck Norris | December 02, 2007

It's a question that strikes fear in the secular progressive. It sends shivers down the spine of a skeptic.

Salena Zito | December 02, 2007

God matters. More specifically, faith matters for our presidential candidates, right up there with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, health care, illegal immigration, border security and the economy.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | December 02, 2007

After reading about the Nov. 28 “CNN/YouTube Republican presidential debate,” I decided to watch the video online last night.

Austin Hill | December 02, 2007

Given the nuanced preferences and habits that mark each generation of Americans (my own included), I’m left wondering about an important question: for whom is the CNN-YouTube debate format appealing?

Mary Grabar | December 02, 2007

Norman Mailer passed away on November 10, with a number of eulogies published by those in the literary world, some friends or acquaintances, who related their encounters with the esteemed writer/celebrity.

George Will | December 02, 2007

Last Tuesday, Bill Clinton, trying to whet Iowans' appetites for another Clinton presidency, announced/discovered/remembered that he opposed the Iraq War "from the beginning," thereby revealing disharmony with his spouse.

Robert Bluey | December 02, 2007

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

Ken Connor | December 02, 2007

We are all used to Liberals telling us that Washington D.C. knows best, but now Republicans, claiming to be conservatives, are echoing the same sentiment.

Paul Jacob | December 02, 2007

Is there anything worse than a screaming brat in a Wal-Mart, spoiling your shopping experience? Yes: Screaming brats outside Wal-Mart, trying to ruin it by power of government.

Steve Chapman | December 02, 2007

Democrats yearn for the bounteous days of Bill Clinton's presidency, when the economy was flourishing, there were good jobs at good wages, and poverty was on the wane.

Kevin McCullough | December 02, 2007

Listening to liberal politicians attempt to speak about Biblical Christianity is something akin to quizzing porn stars about the finer points of acting. ...And if you're last name is Clinton you may qualify for both - but I digress.