Sun, Dec 16, 2007

Paul Jacob | December 16, 2007

Slicing bread used to be a consumer activity. Whether the loaf was made at home or bought at the baker’s — or from the woman next door — the slicing of it was done at the table.

Sat, Dec 15, 2007

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 15, 2007

In Iowa and New Hampshire — the first two tests for the presidential nominating process — Hillary Clinton is faltering badly.

Doug Giles | December 15, 2007

Seems like the whiny babies among us have decided to lethally arm themselves and take out their post-pubescent “nobody likes me” rage on innocent people in schools, shopping malls and now . . . churches.

Michael Barone | December 15, 2007

It's been a while since taxes were a potent political issue. It was almost 20 years ago that George H.W. Bush invited voters to "read my lips" and a baker's dozen years since Republicans captured Congress by decrying the Clinton tax increases.

David Limbaugh | December 15, 2007

Since its emergence as a dominant political force in the '80s, the religious right has been a favorite whipping boy of the mainstream media and political left and a sometimes embarrassment to certain conservative elitists.

Robert Novak | December 15, 2007

Republican insiders, puzzled by the sudden rise of Mike Huckabee as a serious presidential candidate, are overlooking the role played for him by actor Chuck Norris.

Fri, Dec 14, 2007

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 14, 2007

By stressing experience, Hillary is basing her campaign on a fraud.

Kathryn Lopez | December 14, 2007

Presidential primary elections can be an ugly season for anyone who actually loves politics. It is a time when friendships can be strained, or worse over a candidate. It is a time where folks on the same broad teams are split.

Rich Tucker | December 14, 2007

Lead is in our toys and on our lights, and we’re told only one thing can do solve the problem: More government intervention in the economy.

Jonah Goldberg | December 14, 2007

On Wednesday, I was invited to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to defend the war on terror. The university is such a hotbed of liberalism and arguably the most PC university in the country.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | December 14, 2007

In the midst of the media circus surrounding my reporting, one of my strongest sources while I was in Lebanon, Gen. Francois Hajj, was assassinated Wednesday.

David Strom | December 14, 2007

Congress has taken another substantial step toward passing an Energy bill that could spell disaster for American consumers and manufacturers, ensuring a future of rising energy costs and less economic competitiveness.

John McCaslin | December 14, 2007

"Charlie Wilson's War" premiered this week in Hollywood, and front and center was Houston socialite and political activist Joanne Herring, who persuaded Rep. Charlie Wilson of Texas to lead the 1979 charge against Soviet forces.

Rich Galen | December 14, 2007

"Never argue with a man who buys his ink by the barrel …" is oft-quoted advice first dispensed by Ben Franklin who did, in fact, buy his ink by the barrel.

Linda Chavez | December 14, 2007

For the past year, Hillary Clinton's Democratic presidential nomination has seemed inevitable. She raised more money than any presidential candidate in history. She performed well in an endless series of debates.

Victor Davis Hanson | December 14, 2007

Last week’s U.S. National Intelligence Estimate states, with “high confidence,” that Iran quit trying to get a nuclear bomb in late 2003. That’s exactly the opposite of what the NIE reported just two years ago.

Thomas Sowell | December 14, 2007

Shoeless Joe Jackson was the only man to bat .382 in his last season in the major leagues. After that he was banned for life for his role in the "black sox scandal," the deliberate throwing of the 1919 World Series.

Brent Bozell | December 14, 2007

At the summit of national power, politicians and bureaucrats are terrified at the idea of endorsing the religious views of the majority of Americans.

Mona Charen | December 14, 2007

Pretty much every election year since I can remember, a complaint has arisen that goes like this: "Why are we stuck with these awful choices?

Oliver North | December 14, 2007

The Iraqi military and police that we have seen on this, our ninth trip to Iraq since 2003, are now remarkably well-trained and equipped.

Pat Buchanan | December 14, 2007

The White House campaign to stampede this nation into war, to smash Iran's nuclear facilities before she acquires the capability to build an atom bomb, has been derailed, probably for the duration of the Bush presidency.

Diana West | December 14, 2007

I've learned a lot about Led Zeppelin lately. For instance, it wasn't just any concert the rock band played in London this week for the first time since breaking up 27 years ago.

Mike Gallagher | December 14, 2007

Today on my radio show I interviewed one of the most courageous women I’ve ever met.

Joel Mowbray | December 14, 2007

Despite using a sham marriage to fraudulently obtain citizenship and having multiple personal connections to a suspected Hezbollah financier, Nada Nadim Prouty, a 37-year-old illegal alien from Lebanon, rose quickly through the FBI, then later the CIA.

Burt Prelutsky | December 14, 2007

But why would I want to spend my time watching Jane Seymour or Marie Osmond dancing or Simon Cowell scowling? A better question is: why are so many of you planning your lives around these shows?

Kathleen Parker | December 14, 2007

The recent controversy over whether Jesus and Satan are brothers has prompted Iowans to demand a new debate among Republican candidates.

Thu, Dec 13, 2007

Paul Edwards | December 13, 2007

MSNBC political analyst Lawrence O’Donnell was recently cross examined by syndicated radio host and blogger Hugh Hewitt regarding statements O’Donnell made about Mormonism as a panelist on The McLaughlin Group.

Rich Lowry | December 13, 2007

As soon as a candidate of either party spikes up in the polls, he is compared with Howard Dean, who had a spectacular boomlet in the second half of 2003 only to deflate as soon as people began to vote in early 2004.

Amanda Carpenter | December 13, 2007

No significant exchanges transpired during the last Democratic presidential debate before the Iowa caucus that will likely change the candidates’ chances of victory in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

Michael Reagan | December 13, 2007

Primary season, which appears to have begun about a week after the 2004 presidential elections, is getting sillier with each passing day.

Paul Weyrich | December 13, 2007

When oil and gas prices are high, hurting consumers and the economy, what does the Democratic leadership in Congress want to do? Raise taxes on oil and gas companies, of course.

Amanda Carpenter | December 13, 2007

Hillary Clinton is airing Spanish-language advertisements with Mariachi music in the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire.

Charles Krauthammer | December 13, 2007

Mitt Romney declares, "Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone." Barack Obama opens his speech at his South Carolina Oprah rally with "Giving all praise and honor to God. Look at the day that the Lord has made."

John Hawkins | December 13, 2007

Here's a brutally honest (Oh boy, am I going to get a lot of angry emails) breakdown of all five of the top tier contenders.

Mario Diaz | December 13, 2007

Ever since the Supreme Court erroneously elevated Thomas Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and state” metaphor to a constitutional doctrine in the 1947 landmark decision Everson v. Board of Education, a growing sort of legal fog has been setting in.

Ross Mackenzie | December 13, 2007

Brief comments on a stew of news items from abroad . . .

John McCaslin | December 13, 2007

We won't reveal in what act and scene — or in what manner, shape or form — but embattled Sen. Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican, has been written — tastefully, we assure you — into the script of "Monty Python's Spamalot".

Larry Elder | December 13, 2007

Our catastrophe-obsessed traditional media calls it the subprime mortgage "crisis" or "meltdown." Here's what happened.

Ken Blackwell | December 13, 2007

Much of the reaction to Mitt Romney’s religion speech last week reveals that all too many liberals and conservatives alike oppose a faith that dares to proclaim it holds the truth for all humanity.

Cal Thomas | December 13, 2007

I have been waiting for this to happen. For years we have witnessed the carnage when innocents were mowed down at schools, colleges, shopping malls and post offices. Now someone has shot back.

Matt Towery | December 13, 2007

The fact is that my years of being involved in American politics, and my more recent years of polling and commenting on it, allow me to share different views from all sides of the political spectrum.

Donald Lambro | December 13, 2007

The unexpected often happens in presidential races, and this election cycle could be no different, except it may be happening in both parties.

William Rusher | December 13, 2007

In the cyclical nature of American politics, and given the Republicans' recent run in office, the Democratic nominee will be the likelier winner in November, but of course nothing in politics is ever certain.

Marvin Olasky | December 13, 2007

On the roller coaster of history, we're seeing a hands-in-the-air moment as atheistic books soar onto best-seller lists. Some Christians are alarmed at the furious flurry, but there's no need to be: This, too, shall pass.

Robert Novak | December 13, 2007

David Axelrod, the seasoned Chicago Democratic political operative who is chief strategist for Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign, was taken by surprise in the last minute of CBS's "Face the Nation".

Hugh Hewitt | December 13, 2007

When Mike Huckabee asked a New York Times' reporter, "Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers," he crossed a line he cannot uncross.

Wed, Dec 12, 2007

Ann Coulter | December 12, 2007

Fifty years later, the only true history book ever written about McCarthy has finally been released: M. Stanton Evans' "Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies."

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 12, 2007

We have come to assume that political endorsements are often the product of partisan loyalty rather than any particular standard of merit and that commercial testimonials come only in exchange for cash. But...

William F. Buckley | December 12, 2007

Some months ago I had a communication from a member of Conrad Black's defense team. The jury had just convicted him on four of the 13 charges brought against him.

Maggie Gallagher | December 12, 2007

It's given Americans a solid week's break from the urgent task of sifting through Obama's kindergarten papers, Mitt's landscaper hiring practices or Rudy's views...

Paul Weyrich | December 12, 2007

Earlier this year Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) proposed an addition to the Fiscal Year 2008 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Bill.

Amanda Carpenter | December 12, 2007

The last Republican presidential debate, hosted by the Des Moines Register, failed to generate any sparks between the candidates, frustrating event watchers.

Janice Shaw Crouse | December 12, 2007

Since my husband is facing a few days of enforced rest, I bought a couple of “two thumbs up” funny movies to keep him entertained and to distract us, two intense policy wonks, from the current political campaigns.

Jon Sanders | December 12, 2007

Suffice for it to say that American "liberals" have some very strange ideas about race and gender.

Amanda Carpenter | December 12, 2007

Democrats who supported a House resolution to honor Ramadan voted against a similar resolution to honor Christmas and Christianity last night.

Cal Thomas | December 12, 2007

Atheists are the only people who appear to have been offended by Mitt Romney's speech about his Mormon faith.

John McCaslin | December 12, 2007

As president of the Media Research Center, L. Brent Bozell III has been sharply critical of the Fourth Estate for "flagrantly" abandoning its duty by refusing to cover Mrs. Clinton "with the same bloodthirsty drive as other public officials."

Rich Galen | December 12, 2007

It came to light this past week that the current Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) was one of several Members of Congress who were briefed on the "enhanced interrogation techniques."

Michael Medved | December 12, 2007

As the nation waits for a Presidential nominee there's an increasingly obvious choice for the Vice Presidential nomination, based on five iron-clad and important Running Mate Rules.

Cliff May | December 12, 2007

“We are financing a war against ourselves,” writes Robert Zubrin, nuclear engineer and author of a new book responding to the distressing fact that Americans and Europeans are sending trillions of dollars to militant Islamists whose goal is our destruction.

Thomas Sowell | December 12, 2007

Books are good gifts to receive and even better gifts to give because you can get books without half the hassles involved in buying many other kinds of gifts.

Michelle Malkin | December 12, 2007

Every Democrat running for president thinks anti-illegal immigration activists are all racists and xenophobes. Do we really need a Republican nominee for president who thinks the same way?

John Stossel | December 12, 2007

It's refreshing to interview a politician who doesn't mince words. It's even more refreshing to interview one who understands the benefits of limited government.

Walter E. Williams | December 12, 2007

Last May, firefighters at a Baltimore, Md., fire station came under scrutiny for displaying a deer with an afro wig, gold tooth, gold chain and a cigarette hanging from its mouth.

Brent Bozell | December 12, 2007

One of the Man from Hope's consistently amazing lines is that the press doesn't offer the Clintons enough credit for all their good works.

Jonah Goldberg | December 12, 2007

Who would have guessed that running on the politics of hope was a smart move after all?

Tony Blankley | December 12, 2007

Pat Buchanan's new book, "Day of Reckoning," is a tour de force, expanding on and combining the arguments and evidence he presented in three previous books.

Terry Jeffrey | December 12, 2007

Water-boarding Abu Zubaydah as a last resort to find out what he knew about pending terrorist plots was a justifiable act of self-defense.

Ben Shapiro | December 12, 2007

Do robots deserve rights? The question is less ridiculous than it sounds. As scientists develop ever more sophisticated robots, we are faced with an ethical dilemma: When does artificial intelligence demand humane treatment?

Austin Bay | December 12, 2007

When the fleet sailed out of Norfolk, Va., on Dec. 16, 1907, it was simply the Atlantic Fleet beginning a globe-circling voyage. But trust writers to coin a flashy marquee name: the Great White Fleet.

Paul Greenberg | December 12, 2007

It was wholly a pleasure to hear from you, even though yours was not exactly a fan letter. But we learn most from our critics, and you gave me a chance to think on what it is to be a conservative in these raucous times.

Jacob Sullum | December 12, 2007

In a December 6-9 Gallup poll, nearly half of the respondents endorsed an anti-atheist statement, saying they would refuse to vote for "a generally well-qualified person" of their own party "who happened to be an atheist."

Kathleen Parker | December 12, 2007

Rather than a matter of skin tone and pigmentation, race has become a question of blackness and whiteness -- a calculation of attitude, experience and cultural identity.

Tue, Dec 11, 2007

Gregg Jackson | December 11, 2007

The Mitt Romney candidacy is in its own surreal way like a re-enactment of the O.J. trial.

Rich Lowry | December 11, 2007

Barack Obama found the perfect booster in Oprah Winfrey. Not only can she fill a football stadium with 30,000 adoring people and put a hammerlock on a news cycle, she specializes in the warm-and-fuzzy uplift that is the very foundation of Obama’s candidacy.

Caroline Glick | December 11, 2007

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice introduced a new venue for her superficial and destructive stewardship of US foreign policy during her lightning visit to the Horn of Africa last Wednesday.

Lee Culpepper | December 11, 2007

After sexually molesting her 13-year-old student, 25-year-old middle school teacher Kelsey Peterson deported the illegally immigrated kid to Mexico.

Chuck Colson | December 11, 2007

For decades, British couples campaigned to have infertility treatments included among the treatments provided by the U.K.’s National Health Service.

Paul Edwards | December 11, 2007

The problem is not that Rick and Kay Warren invited Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to be the keynote speaker at their third annual Global Summit on AIDS and the Church at Saddleback Church.

John McCaslin | December 11, 2007

That said, one thing is certain as we approach the 2008 presidential election: It won't be the common man — or woman — leading the country, though Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois comes closest.

Thomas Sowell | December 11, 2007

People for whom indignation is a way of life -- and there seem to be an increasing number of such people -- repeatedly have outbursts of outrage whenever the police fire a lot of shots at some criminal.

David Limbaugh | December 11, 2007

The surfacing of the "religion question" in the Republican presidential primary campaigns of both Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee has raised important issues and exposed much public confusion about the intersection of religion and politics.

Dennis Prager | December 11, 2007

There are some Americans -- presumed usually to be evangelical Christians -- for whom voting for a Mormon for president of the United States is difficult, if not impossible.

Lisa De Pasquale | December 11, 2007

In Godless Ann Coulter wrote, “Liberals are perennially enraged that Republicans are allowed to talk back.” As such, this has spawned “Hugo Chavez Democrats” that make it their life’s work to get conservatives blacklisted from the media.

Pat Buchanan | December 11, 2007

Four weeks before New Hampshire and three weeks before the Iowa caucuses, the Republican race has become a proxy religious war.

Debra J. Saunders | December 11, 2007

Because of President Bush, the world hates America. If voters elect a Democrat, the 2008 hopefuls argue, Washington will engage in more diplomacy and the world will love us.

Bill Murchison | December 11, 2007

If it takes a Mormon to make us look squarely at these urgent matters, well, let's hear it for the Mormons.

Daniel Pipes | December 11, 2007

With the Dec. 3 publication of a completely unexpected declassified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), "Iran: Nuclear Intentions and Capabilities," a consensus has emerged that war with Iran "now appears to be off the agenda."

George Will | December 11, 2007

The six-person FEC -- three members from each party -- enforces the rules it writes about how Americans are permitted to participate in politics. You thought the First Amendment said enough about that participation? Silly you.

Mike Adams | December 11, 2007

I am willing to bet my first year’s royalties on my next book that there will be no investigation, apprehension, and conviction of this woman for her obvious perpetration of a hate crime against the Christian community at UNCW.

Mon, Dec 10, 2007

Bill Steigerwald | December 10, 2007

Someone once called Paco Underhill the Margaret Mead of shopping. That’s because the founder, CEO and president of Envirosell has spent more than 25 years studying the behavior of consumers.

Larry Kudlow | December 10, 2007

Following last week's solid jobs report, The New York Times got back to its Bush-bashing recession mantra with the front-page headline: "Slowing Job Growth Seen as Ominous Sign for Economy."

Amanda Carpenter | December 10, 2007 claims more than 15,000 veterans and military families have signed their petition that demands Democratic senators running for President filibuster unpassed spending bills and demand a withdrawal date for troops from Iraq.

Sandy Rios | December 10, 2007

Governor Romney had done everything he could to stop homosexual marriage, hadn’t he? And as he explained to the people of Massachusetts and to the country, he had “no choice” but to “execute the law.”

Phyllis Schlafly | December 10, 2007

Are you tired of anonymous voices on the phone telling you to "Press 1 (or sometimes 2) for English"? The ability to speak and communicate in English is the litmus test of whether immigrants are assimilating into U.S. culture.

Amanda Carpenter | December 10, 2007

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

John McCaslin | December 10, 2007

On Friday morning, the public affairs shop at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) distributed to everybody on its e-mail list an article from The Washington Post.

Rich Galen | December 10, 2007

I am a huge fan of America's intelligence officers who routinely risk their lives, often under dreadful conditions, trying to determine the current state of affairs in states which don't want us to know.

Douglas MacKinnon | December 10, 2007

If you are the eventual Democratic nominee for President in 2008, who would you like to run against? Answer: A Republican you can beat.

Michael Barone | December 10, 2007

The world looks safer, friendlier, more hopeful than it did as we approached Christmastime last year.

Suzanne Fields | December 10, 2007

The balance of power between men and women has changed radically as Hillary Clinton has moved from first lady to senator to candidate for president, but the cliches persist.

Debra J. Saunders | December 10, 2007

In 2006, a jury convicted the agents on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, discharge of a firearm during a violent crime, obstructing justice, lying about the incident and willfully violating Aldrete's Fourth Amendment right to be free from illegal seizure.

Paul Greenberg | December 10, 2007

I was surprised - no, astonished - to wake up Monday morning and find that Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan strongman, isn't all that strong. This aspiring Fidel couldn't even manage to steal an election.

Donald Lambro | December 10, 2007

In the midst of the hysterical media-fed notion that a tidal wave of subprime-loan foreclosures was going to plunge the country into a recession, the fact is that the economy is still growing and Americans are still buying homes.

Carrie Lukas | December 10, 2007

When political analysts think back on what happened in the 2006 election, the most common narrative is that the Democrats were swept into power because of the public’s frustration with the lack of progress in Iraq.

Burt Prelutsky | December 10, 2007

It was 142 years ago that Lewis Carroll, aka mathematician Charles Dodgson, wrote about young Alice following the large rabbit down that famous hole in the ground.

Robert Novak | December 10, 2007

Instead of following the president's hardline on spending, the Republican leader of the Senate was opting for a compromise bill that George W. Bush might be forced to sign because it contains money for Iraq.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | December 10, 2007

In Iowa…in all of America, there should be no wrong place to talk about faith and politics. So may the best candidate win!

Star Parker | December 10, 2007

The purported purpose of the address was for the Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor to dispel festering doubts about himself because of his Mormon faith. Unfortunately, I believe it was a failed performance.

Mike Adams | December 10, 2007

I write to you today with a heavy heart – not over the murder of dogs that were killed then put in dumpsters by N.C. PETA employees – but over another animal cruelty case, which can be blamed solely on your soulless and hypocritical organization.

Sun, Dec 09, 2007

Dinesh D'Souza | December 09, 2007

One reason I think is that they are God-haters. Atheists often like to portray themselves as "unbelievers" but this is not strictly accurate.

Matt Mayer | December 09, 2007

Does anyone really believe that the best way for Republicans to regain the trust of voters on values, corruption, and fiscal restraint on the heels of getting routed in the 2006 mid-term election is to nominate the one Republican presidential candidate with the greatest deficit in these areas?

Nathan Tabor | December 09, 2007

Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the NAACP have made a practice of using the weapons of racism when it serves their purposes.

Salena Zito | December 09, 2007

The most intriguing aspect of the Republicans’ road to the nomination for president is its unpredictability. It’s a buckle-up race that won’t be decided early or easy.

Austin Hill | December 09, 2007

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney delivered his “religion speech” last Thursday, and by all accounts, it was a success. Of course, the lasting results of his message remain to be seen. But it’s done. It happened. Time to move-on.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | December 09, 2007

Most of us experience ups and downs. Without the downs, we would neither appreciate nor recognize the ups and, without the ups, we would be joyless and listless.

Mary Grabar | December 09, 2007

Evel Knievel, the stuntman daredevil who died on December 1, left a legacy that goes beyond his inspiration to countless little boys on banana-seat bicycles as they took running starts up boards set up as ramps against cinder blocks.

George Will | December 09, 2007

Because No Child Left Behind contains incentives for perverse behavior, reauthorization should include legislation empowering states to ignore it.

Robert Bluey | December 09, 2007

Sen. Jim DeMint is as frustrated as anyone on Capitol Hill about Congress’s failure to wrap up work on the federal budget. The South Carolina Republican has a simple plan to save taxpayers $31 billion.

Paul Jacob | December 09, 2007

Canada has legislated a slippery slope: attack free speech when the speech is hateful, and end up with citizens unable to criticize their government.