Sat, Dec 22, 2007

Doug Giles | December 22, 2007

As far as I’m concerned, a silent or waffling pastor in today’s paranormal climate is about as necessary as Rosie O’Donnell is to CPAC.

Paul Driessen | December 22, 2007

Tucked away in the mountains of western Romania, Rosia Montana has been a mining town for 2000 years. From Roman times, extracting gold and other metals from these rocks has been a dirty, dangerous business, and life there has never been easy.

Michael Barone | December 22, 2007

On the issues, not very much separates the front-runners for the Democratic nomination. What's interesting is that all of them are running well to the left of the only Democratic presidents in the last 40 years.

Brent Bozell | December 22, 2007

In these times of moral relativism, its head-spinning to see how the profanity quotient of a word seems to depend entirely on who is using it and who is on the receiving end.

Robert Novak | December 22, 2007

Supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy are privately blaming aggressive campaigning by Bill Clinton for her recent decline in Iowa's pre-caucus polls.

Fri, Dec 21, 2007

Larry Kudlow | December 21, 2007

Against all odds, and despite the usual drumbeat of criticism, President George W. Bush has had a very good year.

Kristen Fyfe | December 21, 2007

Americans are pushing back more than ever against the generic “holiday” tide (see Santa’s Helpers list below). As part of that effort, CMI is unveiling the Grinch-o-Meter, which rates those who are Christmas-challenged.

Rich Galen | December 21, 2007

Freedom, not stability has been the yardstick of civilization's evolution. Who is my choice for "Person of the Year?"

Mike Gallagher | December 21, 2007

Many of those voters decided to support Gov. Mike Huckabee this week, and all because of a bizarre overreaction to his Christmas message.

John Hawkins | December 21, 2007

A run-down of the year's top stories.

Jonah Goldberg | December 21, 2007

Well, the most disgusting, craven, shameless political ad of the election season has just come out in time for Christmas - and, no, it's not from Mike Huckabee. It's from Hillary Clinton.

David Limbaugh | December 21, 2007

Hillary Clinton doesn't have the luxury Al Gore did of choosing to dump Bill Clinton on the presidential campaign trail. She's stuck with him, for better or for worse. And if she becomes president, so is America.

Mona Charen | December 21, 2007

It didn't get a lot of attention, but in mid-December, U.S. forces in Iraq discovered an al Qaeda torture center north of Baghdad. Muqdadiya is about 60 miles north of the capital.

Cal Thomas | December 21, 2007

Thanksgiving is supposed to be about gratitude and Christmas about what? Getting more stuff we don't really need, but sometimes selfishly want?

Oliver North | December 21, 2007

It is nearly Christmas, and most of the young Americans with whom we have spent this month are going to miss the holiday with their families.

Pat Buchanan | December 21, 2007

Not since 1952 has the nation entered a presidential year with greater seeming uncertainty as to who will face off in November.

Linda Chavez | December 21, 2007

His name isn't yet familiar to most Americans, but I expect it will be by the end of 2008: Jose A. Rodriguez Jr. He is the man, according to recent press reports, who ordered the destruction of interrogation tapes made by the CIA.

Paul Greenberg | December 21, 2007

Maybe everybody has his own solitary figure he can't forget this time of year. No matter how many years have passed. Mine was named Joe - Joe Telles, as in Tell Us.

Rich Tucker | December 21, 2007

It’s important to remember the past and to learn from it, but you’ll never move ahead if you spend all your time looking backward. So why do so many presidential candidates spend so much time peering over their shoulders?

Kathleen Parker | December 21, 2007

Floating crosses, love babies and hag photos. We're all tabloid now. Two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, politics has gotten not just ugly but unseemly and cruel.

Phil Harris | December 21, 2007

The boogeyman is coming, and he is going to get someone next year, no doubt about it. Yes sir, the boogeyman is going to decide this upcoming presidential election and nothing can stop him.

Lorie Byrd | December 21, 2007

The strangest thing happened on the way to the Presidential primaries. I changed my mind about almost every candidate – and in some cases even changed it back again.

Charles Krauthammer | December 21, 2007

Just four months after 9/11, George Bush identified Iran, Iraq and North Korea as the "axis of evil" and declared that defanging these rogue regimes was America's most urgent national security task.

Joel Mowbray | December 21, 2007

Defying the axiom that no bungling bureaucrat goes unrewarded, the woman ultimately responsible for the backlog of 2 million passports this year was passed over for a major promotion, and consequently will resign her post early next year.

Burt Prelutsky | December 21, 2007

Usually, when people say they’re not religious, they’re looking to pick a fight or at least start an argument. That’s probably because people who identify themselves as atheists or agnostics are often dogmatic.

William Wilson | December 21, 2007

Amid all the stories of gloom and doom filling the news as we crawl to the final days of 2007, a bright and shining nugget was given to the American people this week.

Thu, Dec 20, 2007

Rich Lowry | December 20, 2007

If getting a real Christmas tree seems too much trouble, consider the case of Frederick Dominguez and his three kids.

Michael Reagan | December 20, 2007

In addition to seeing Mike Huckabee suddenly surge in the polls, the nation is also witnessing some of the smartest campaign strategies any candidate has displayed in a long time.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 20, 2007

The Jan. 15 Michigan primary is now looking like the big "elimination round" in the '08 GOP contest - the contest that could bring us down to the final two contenders.

Kevin James | December 20, 2007

Actions speak louder than words, and legal actions often speak loudest of all – which is why the absence of lawsuits from certain major league baseball players is louder than the fireworks after a Fourth of July game.

Ann Coulter | December 20, 2007

Liberals adore Huckabee because he fits their image of what an evangelical should be: stupid and easily led.

Paul Weyrich | December 20, 2007

As a Christmas gift to the American taxpayer, Congress has included 9,000 earmark requests, commonly known as “pork” spending, in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

Andrew Tallman | December 20, 2007

I care about a candidate’s religion. It’s not the only thing I care about, but, still, I care about it. And I’m about fed up with people telling me I’m a bigot and un-American because I happen to have a different idea of what matters.

Ross Mackenzie | December 20, 2007

Christmas and the holidays are a time of giving and presents. So what better time to check the list of our ever-generous, oh-so-good friends the Democrats?

Douglas MacKinnon | December 20, 2007

Does anyone really care about “traditional values” anymore? Does anyone really care if the word “Christmas” is expunged from our national vocabulary?

Rebecca Hagelin | December 20, 2007

Imagine a university where you could hear some of the best and brightest minds on a regular basis. Your faculty would include generals and attorneys general, public intellectuals and best-selling authors, dissidents and former political prisoners.

Victor Davis Hanson | December 20, 2007

If polls are accurate, Sen. Hillary Clinton’s once-sure bid for the Democratic presidential nomination is now not so sure. Her wide lead vanished without warning in Iowa and New Hampshire — and maybe elsewhere as well.

Larry Elder | December 20, 2007

Move over, Martin Luther King Jr., and your desire for a colorblind society. The University of California system prefers a color-coordinated one.

David Stokes | December 20, 2007

Poor Al Gore, December is just not his month. First he loses a nail-biter to George W. Bush, that wound reopened slightly a few days ago with the December 12th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling that gave the presidential nod to Bush.

Ken Blackwell | December 20, 2007

This has been a great week for Senator John McCain. Being endorsed by major newspapers, as well as 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Joe Lieberman, John McCain has reasserted himself as someone who could win it all.

Suzanne Fields | December 20, 2007

The religious skirmishes in the American presidential war sometimes sound almost medieval, and it's probably true, as Mitt Romney said, that the cathedrals of Europe stand more as postcard backdrops than places where Europeans kneel in prayer.

Matt Towery | December 20, 2007

If Edwards were to win in Iowa, then the Democratic nomination process could start to unravel.

Donald Lambro | December 20, 2007

Thousands of pork-filled giveaways have been stuffed into a bloated, end-of-the-year spending bill working its way through Congress this week.

Steve Chapman | December 20, 2007

For a few years in the 1980s and 1990s, the world was changing for the better and seemingly destined to keep doing so indefinitely. Back then, freedom resembled justice as described in the Bible.

Cliff May | December 20, 2007

The definitive history of the role of oil in modern warfare has not been written, but a lot can be learned from Robert Zubrin’s new book, Energy Victory.

Marvin Olasky | December 20, 2007

It's important to care about politics. It's even more important not to care deeply. As Gutenberg College professor Charles Dewberry notes, "If politics can fix a problem, then Christianity is a lie."

Robert Novak | December 20, 2007

When Mike Huckabee went to Houston Tuesday to raise funds for his fast-rising, money-starved presidential candidacy, a luncheon for the ordained Baptist minister was arranged by evangelical Christians.

George Will | December 20, 2007

In a political season that has become a '70s Show, a Richard Nixon revival infects both parties' primaries. Even Spiro Agnew -- Nixon's Nixon -- is being reprised.

William Rusher | December 20, 2007

Let's pretend for a minute that you are the president of the United States, and that this is 2012. An aide walks into the Oval Office and lays on your desk a memorandum from the CIA. It reports that, according to a trusted agent in Iran, the mullahs have succeeded in developing nuclear weapons.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 20, 2007

My rule of friendship is a variation of old Earl's maxim. "I don't need you in good times. I need you in bad times." And it is in bad times that many, particularly in the political class, take a powder.

Hugh Hewitt | December 20, 2007

Never have so many pundits been so wrong about so much.

Larry Kudlow | December 20, 2007

Ben Bernanke's Federal Reserve blew smoke at the markets last week, and markets blew smoke right back.

Wed, Dec 19, 2007

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 19, 2007

In the New York Times/CBS poll of Dec. 11, Hillary was overwhelmingly rated as the most likely of the Democratic candidates to defeat the Republicans in the 2008 general election.

Amanda Carpenter | December 19, 2007

President Bush signed an energy bill on Wednesday that bans traditional incandescent light bulbs and requires automakers to produce more energy-efficient vehicles.

Amanda Carpenter | December 19, 2007

The House and Senate may soon send the President a $516 billion omnibus spending bill that would downgrade previous mandates for a double-layered border fence to be built along the southern border to only single-layered fencing.

Mitt Romney | December 19, 2007

As Americans prepare for the holidays with their families and loved ones, we have many challenges to face but also many reasons to be thankful.

Bob Burney | December 19, 2007

What has happened to the simple principle of telling the truth? That question should be posed to the Mormon community. I’m not an expert on anything—but I do know a little bit about Mormonism—or, as they prefer to be called, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS).

Chuck Colson | December 19, 2007

The sub-prime mortgage crisis has sent shockwaves around the world. It also underlines how much capitalism relies on morality.

Mary Grabar | December 19, 2007

Today’s sex education and teen pregnancy prevention advocates claim that they stand ready with contraceptives and factual information to assist teens and preteens presumably possessed by the raging hormone monster. The notion that their programs would somehow encourage sexual activity is laughable, they charge.

John McCaslin | December 19, 2007

It's time once again for the American Tort Reform Foundation's annual "Judicial Hellholes" report, with counties in Nevada and New Jersey joining perennial parts of Florida, Texas, Illinois and West Virginia as the nation's most unfair civil court jurisdictions.

Rich Galen | December 19, 2007

There has been very good news for the GOP over the past few weeks, which has gone unnoticed in the laser focus on the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary.

Michael Medved | December 19, 2007

Even if he fails to win a place on the national ticket, however, Huckabee’s startlingly strong campaign provides potent benefits for both his party and his country.

Michelle Malkin | December 19, 2007

Do you know the story of the Incredible Disappearing Border Fence? It's an object lesson in gesture politics and homeland insecurity. It's a tale of hollow rhetoric, meaningless legislation and bipartisan betrayal.

John Stossel | December 19, 2007

Ron Paul is the only Republican presidential candidate saying we should get our troops out of Iraq now. Here's more of my edited interview with the congressman.

Walter E. Williams | December 19, 2007

Every three years, the Organiszation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducts its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

Jonah Goldberg | December 19, 2007

The most enjoyable aspect of watching the HMS Hillary take on water is the prospect that Bill - and his cult of personality - will go down with the ship, too.

Tony Blankley | December 19, 2007

In their turns, Sen. McCain, former Mayor Giuliani, former Sen. Thompson and former Gov. Romney seemed to be or seemed about to be front-runners -- only to fall back as the party's likely voters got a sharper look at each of them.

Cal Thomas | December 19, 2007

Why should Major League Baseball (MLB) be immune to the cultural depravity that has touched every area of public life - from politics to religion, from corporate life to personal relationships?

Terry Jeffrey | December 19, 2007

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is taking heat for saying in an article in Foreign Affairs magazine that the "Bush administration's arrogant bunker mentality has been counterproductive at home and abroad."

Ben Shapiro | December 19, 2007

On Monday, Russia announced it was sending 80 tons of uranium fuel to Iran to help that Islamist dictatorship build a "peaceful" nuclear reactor in Bushehr.

Austin Bay | December 19, 2007

In our broken world, the uneasy quiet that passes for peace anywhere on the planet is usually fragile, a blessed moment where goodwill and armed vigilance restrain our violent imperfections.

Kathryn Lopez | December 19, 2007

If I were the editor of Time magazine, I'd have three men on the famous year-ending issue. My men of the year would be Gen. David Petraeus, with Sen. John McCain and Joe Lieberman as his Beltway wingmen.

Paul Greenberg | December 19, 2007

What does today's mimimalist classical music herald? Or, when it comes to popular music, where will rap and hop-hop lead? Are they all the (muddy) wave of the future, or will they prove as much of a dead end as Webern?

Bill Murchison | December 19, 2007

I've just now figured it out -- the right conservative candidate for these confused and disturbing times. I'm voting for Barry Goldwater, and nothing can stop me.

Jacob Sullum | December 19, 2007

In 1984, Congress established the U.S. Sentencing Commission and charged it with writing guidelines aimed at eliminating unjustified disparities in punishment for federal crimes.

Kathleen Parker | December 19, 2007

Saudi King Abdullah's pardon of the young woman known as "Qatif Girl" -- who was gang-raped and then sentenced to 200 lashes and six months imprisonment for "improper mingling" -- is welcome news.

Brent Bozell | December 19, 2007

The end of 2007 doesn't seem half as depressing to the conservative faithful as it was in the beginning. Democrats captured the Congress, sure.

Tue, Dec 18, 2007

Ashley Herzog | December 18, 2007

The sex-positive crowd is at it again. Energized by the news that the teen pregnancy rate went up three percent in 2005, they’ve gone to work blaming abstinence-only programs in schools.

Amanda Carpenter | December 18, 2007

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

Paul Driessen | December 18, 2007

A consensus of 100 scientists is undone by one fact, Albert Einstein noted. The United Nations and its Climate Cataclysm army of 15,000 in exotic Bali clearly understood that.

John McCaslin | December 18, 2007

With "plummeting" approval ratings and virtually "no legislative accomplishments" during these final days of the first session of the 110th Congress, the National Republican Congressional Committee is suggesting that it has reached the point where Nancy Pelosi is "melting down."

Louis Freeh | December 18, 2007

Over the last few weeks crime has reemerged as a top issue in the 2008 Presidential race, and it should come as no surprise to those familiar with my career that I see this as both a good and necessary development.

Frank Pastore | December 18, 2007

Millions of Christian conservatives have the same angst I do: we’re willing to vote for Mitt Romney for president, but unwilling to compromise our Christian faith in the process.

Mike Adams | December 18, 2007

Shortly after 911 one of my conservative friends said that the country was going to hell in a hand basket. He declared that the conservative movement had officially lost its way in America and that the fall of the republic was near.

David Limbaugh | December 18, 2007

At the risk of incurring a roundhouse kick from the great Chuck Norris, I must confess that I'm even more troubled by Mike Huckabee's direction than I was last week.

Dennis Prager | December 18, 2007

Last week, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen wrote a column titled "Secular Europe's Merits," in which he explained why he prefers the secularism of Europe to the religiosity of America.

Pat Buchanan | December 18, 2007

Bill Shaheen, husband of ex-Gov. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, a national co-chair of the Clinton campaign, volunteered to The Washington Post his concern at what might happen to Barack Obama, were he to be nominated.

Debra J. Saunders | December 18, 2007

"No experience matters," former President Bill Clinton told PBS' Charlie Rose last week. "I mean, in theory, we could find someone who is a gifted television commentator."

Diana West | December 18, 2007

Finally found people even touchier than Islamic fanatics: Led Zeppelin fanatics. No kidding. I say this after receiving a pretty heavy mailbag on my recent column about the Zep reunion concert in London.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | December 18, 2007

Last month, the Annapolis Summit began resuscitating a Middle East peace plan which began in 2003. Secretary Condoleezza Rice did a masterful job of bringing the Israelis and Palestinians together along with many of their regional neighbors.

David A. Ridenour | December 18, 2007

NOAA had predicted 7-9 hurricanes and 3-5 major hurricanes, but there were just six hurricanes, only two of which were "major." There are "normally" six hurricanes, two major, and 11 named storms.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | December 18, 2007

During the holidays most of us think about giving. We choose presents for our loved ones, as I discussed last week in Part I of this three-part series, and we make donations to charities and social causes that move us.

Daniel Pipes | December 18, 2007

Lavishing funds on Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority to achieve peace has been a mainstay of Western, including Israeli, policy since Hamas seized Gaza in June. But this open spigot has counterproductive results and urgently must be stopped.

Thomas Sowell | December 18, 2007

There is an article in the current issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education -- the trade publication of the academic world -- about professors being physically intimidated by their students.

Mon, Dec 17, 2007

Richard H. Collins | December 17, 2007

The great irony of the Democratic primary is that Hillary seems to have won the battle but lost the war.

Paul Weyrich | December 17, 2007

I am going to be politically incorrect. The fact is not everyone should go to college. Yet we have pushed the notion that the only way to get a useful education is to obtain a college degree.

Rich Lowry | December 17, 2007

The National Intelligence Estimate arguing that Iran gave up its nuclear-weapons program back in 2003 went public two weeks ago, instantly lessening the urgency of the domestic debate over how to handle Iran.

Phil Gingrey | December 17, 2007

Our borders and ports of entry are hemorrhaging with illegal immigrants, and the American people are ready for a president that will have the courage to stand up and lead.

Bill Steigerwald | December 17, 2007

What's the best way to make a dangerous intersection safer for cars, bicycles and pedestrians alike and still maintain traffic flow?

Michael Novak | December 17, 2007

Mitt Romney came to national attention because of his skill in turning around failing enterprises. So I have been keeping my eye on Mitt Romney for the many long months of this electoral campaign.

Matt Barber | December 17, 2007

January 22, 2008, marks the 35th anniversary of what is, unquestionably, one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most highly controversial and divisive rulings in its 200-plus year history — Roe v. Wade.

Dinesh D'Souza | December 17, 2007

Listening to the fatuous Al Gore claim his undeserved Nobel Prize and maunder on about how America is ruining the planet makes me realize how fortunate America is to have as its president George W. Bush.

Armstrong Williams | December 17, 2007

The talk out on the presidential campaign trail this week is all about one thing: the “O-Factor.” Everybody is trying to figure out just how much Oprah Winfrey’s support for Barack Obama will help the man become President.

Phyllis Schlafly | December 17, 2007

Why are questions about China asked only in the Democratic presidential debates? We want to know what Republican candidates plan to do about China sending us poisoned foods and toys.

Frank Gaffney | December 17, 2007

Few spectacles more clearly demonstrated what is wrong with the United Nations than the UN World Conference Against Racism held in Durban, South Africa in September 2001.

John McCaslin | December 17, 2007

Former White House press secretary Tony Snow told graduating students of Old Dominion University in Norfolk on Saturday that in "many ways, this may be our finest hour."

Rich Galen | December 17, 2007

Spring cleaning, it turns out, has nothing on the tumult of tidying which occurs as Christmas approaches.

Mike Adams | December 17, 2007

Recently, I gave a speech at Bucknell University, during which I urged responsible citizens to consider gun ownership – carefully explaining that certain people ought not to own firearms.

Paul Greenberg | December 17, 2007

The turnaround in Iraq, aka The Surge, is proving embarrassing for the kind of critics of the war who dare not admit being embarrassed. To do so would be to entertain the unthinkable thought that they might, just might, have been wrong.

Donald Lambro | December 17, 2007

The question of whether TV megastar Oprah Winfrey can help Sen. Barack Obama win some of the key Democratic presidential primaries was answered last week in South Carolina.

Charles Mitchell | December 17, 2007

As we have said since the earliest days of this campaign cycle, the 2008 election is for president, not pastor. Conservative evangelicals need a president who shares our political and moral values and priorities, can win in 2008, and can govern effectively thereafter.

Burt Prelutsky | December 17, 2007

There are three groups of people whose work is never finished. The first of these are the guys who apparently spend their entire working lives painting the Golden Gate Bridge. The second group consists of housewives.

Star Parker | December 17, 2007

A campaign news items du jour is Mike Huckabee's apology to Mitt Romney for his alleged slur about the Mormon religion.

Carol Platt Liebau | December 17, 2007

Could preteen sex actually be a good thing? In what’s being billed as a blow to conventional wisdom, recent news stories have heralded two studies that appear to assert positive benefits to early sexual experience.

Robert Novak | December 17, 2007

Nearly the entire federal government would be funded by an omnibus appropriations bill to be unveiled today after covert negotiations.

Sun, Dec 16, 2007

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | December 16, 2007

The town of Hope, Arkansas, settled in 1852, became famous when Bill Clinton ended his acceptance speech at the 1992 Democratic Convention with “I believe in a place called Hope.”

George Will | December 16, 2007

She who would be president excoriates, as Democratic presidential candidates must, the current president and almost all his works. But she and he largely agree regarding the subprime mortgage problem.

Ken Connor | December 16, 2007

In his newfound role as "front-runner", Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is the subject of increased scrutiny by the media..

Salena Zito | December 16, 2007

With fewer than 20 days until the Iowa caucuses, three men in the Republican Party stand to get their tickets punched out of the Hawkeye State.

Kevin McCullough | December 16, 2007

Despite all the feelings that have been hurt, religions that have been prodded, endorsements that have been given, contentions that have been refuted, this GOP Primary has been exceedingly good for the conservative republican voter. I might remind you it didn't start out that way.

Robert Bluey | December 16, 2007

Feeling pressure to wrap up work on 11 of the 12 unfinished appropriations bills that fund the federal government, congressional Democrats will push this week to pass a mammoth omnibus spending package just in time for Christmas.

Austin Hill | December 16, 2007

So - - what in the world happened to Hillary Rodham Clinton last week?

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.