Sat, Dec 29, 2007

Nathan Tabor | December 29, 2007

As a result of the culture wars, open displays of or explicit references to religiosity draw fire from the proponents of political correctness.

Doug Giles | December 29, 2007

I know as an evangelical I’m supposed to get all giddy and stuff that we have an “on fire” brother do-si-doing up to be the next Commander in Chief, but elated I am not.

Michael Barone | December 29, 2007

There are lessons to be learned from the dazzling success of the surge strategy in Iraq.

Kathryn Lopez | December 29, 2007

"I wish there were more Islamic moderates," Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Muslim and author of the emotionally gripping and horrifying book "Infidel," wrote in a New York Times piece in early December.

Robert Novak | December 29, 2007

While public polls show Mike Huckabee leading Mitt Romney in Iowa, a new survey of an oversized sample shows Huckabee slipping and no longer ahead of Romney.

Tom Borelli | December 29, 2007

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to announce the Five Worst CEOs of 2007. The CEOs shared a common theme: they allowed the liberal agenda embodied by Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to drive business decisions.

Fri, Dec 28, 2007

Rich Galen | December 28, 2007

The Iowa Caucuses will be held one week from last night, on January 3. After that few in national politics will darken Iowa's door again until sometime in the middle of 2011.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 28, 2007

As Bill Clinton crisscrosses America defending his wife's candidacy, he's fueling speculation about who'd be in charge should Hillary be elected.

John Hawkins | December 28, 2007

Here's a rundown of the top twelve mistakes and missteps that presidential candidates have made over the past year.

Brent Bozell | December 28, 2007

For America's celebrity-watching media, 2007 was the Year of Spears, about which we should breathe a sigh of relief that Western civilization survived.

Jonah Goldberg | December 28, 2007

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing over the spectacle of presidential candidates campaigning during the Christmas season thanks to the front-loaded primary schedule.

David Limbaugh | December 28, 2007

It's interesting that many who dismiss the Bible and certain essential Christian claims are able to readily embrace rival belief systems and their texts, which are far less reliable.

Mona Charen | December 28, 2007

The next to last assassination attempt on Benazir Bhutto came on Dec. 13, when a man in the crowd got the former prime minister's attention. He was holding a 1-year-old baby.

Oliver North | December 28, 2007

While I was in Fallujah, Iraq, embedded with a U.S. Special Operations Command Task Force, Time magazine gave Russian President Vladimir Putin the magazine's politically correct moniker of "Person of the Year."

Pat Buchanan | December 28, 2007

After nine months of this pounding, even fresh candidates -- an Obama, a Huckabee, a Romney -- will boast negatives in the 40s. Hillary's negatives are already there.

Diana West | December 28, 2007

Christmas came early to the Palestinian Authority when the "international community" decided not only to meet PA President Mahmoud Abbas' request for $5.6 billion in aid, but to throw in almost $2 billion more.

Linda Chavez | December 28, 2007

The winners in Iowa and New Hampshire are not guaranteed to emerge as victors when their parties finally nominate candidates next summer, but they get a huge leg up.

Paul Greenberg | December 28, 2007

I'm grateful to you for giving me the opportunity to vent about an approach to the Bible that long has bothered me - an approach that treats the Book as a religious tract of the more doctrinaire sort rather than the great piece of literature it is.

Burt Prelutsky | December 28, 2007

For nearly my entire life, I have been aware that there’s no explaining a large segment of the population. That’s how I’ve come to view people’s presidential preferences. Granted, being a conservative, I favor the GOP.

Mike Gallagher | December 28, 2007

As I shuffled out to my driveway to get the morning papers in my bathroom and slippers, Tony Soprano-style, the headline jumped out at me: "Illegal Immigration From Mexico Slowing Down."

Thu, Dec 27, 2007

Rich Lowry | December 27, 2007

One bullet or one suicide blast could wipe out all our work and rip apart a strategically important country.

Michael Reagan | December 27, 2007

What happened in Pakistan today is just more proof that when it comes to the war on terrorism, the Democrats are so terribly wrong-headed that they constitute a serious threat to the security of the American people -- that's you and me.

William F. Buckley | December 27, 2007

As we face the critical early caucus in Iowa this time around, we all suffer from a universal kind of self-indulgence.

Frank Gaffney | December 27, 2007

In a somewhat romanticized and selective rendering of “Charlie Wilson’s War,” Americans are seeing how a colorful Congressman managed to work behind closed doors to momentous consequences.

David Stokes | December 27, 2007

Mitt Romney’s speech about his faith and the role of religion in politics a few weeks ago at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in Texas, was a not so subtle attempt to replicate something done by another Bay State politico during the 1960 presidential campaign.

Cliff May | December 27, 2007

In this holiday season, there are journalistic conventions one comes to expect. One of which blames Israelis for the problems afflicting the Holy Land.

Rich Tucker | December 27, 2007

Well, another college bowl season is underway and, between yawns, sports fans are wondering: can we finally get a football playoff?

Michelle Malkin | December 27, 2007

There should be no question what the top story of the year was: America's counterinsurgency campaign in Iraq.

Victor Davis Hanson | December 27, 2007

2007 reminded us that our easy way of life comes at a price, and that there are consequences and tradeoffs in almost everything we do. Let’s go down the list.

Larry Elder | December 27, 2007

Santa, how come you are so fat? Mrs. Tompkins said that if you eat a lot, you make other people eat a lot, too, because kids look up to you like they do their parents and try to do what you do.

Ken Blackwell | December 27, 2007

I could not disagree more with Barack Obama’s pork spending, tax raising, and defeat-embracing liberal agenda, but a recent attack by the Clinton campaign on Mr. Obama was the worst sort of the politics of personal destruction.

Cal Thomas | December 27, 2007

The answer to a cynic's question "Do elections matter?" may be partially found in the way judges have handled an Indiana voter photo ID law that requires people to prove their identity before they can vote.

Suzanne Fields | December 27, 2007

I was thinking about the meaning of symbols this holiday season when controversy exploded over Mike Huckabee's Christmas commercial, with its "floating cross."

Debra J. Saunders | December 27, 2007

If you have any doubts as to whether this presidential campaign season has lasted too long and soured voters on the whole political process, look at the favorable/unfavorable poll ratings of the candidates.

Matt Towery | December 27, 2007

It is my personal belief that if Reagan were alive and living in Iowa today, and he had to choose among the Republican presidential candidates, that he would likely choose the man the GOP establishment and national media have written off -- Congressman Ron Paul.

Donald Lambro | December 27, 2007

State Rep. James Splaine is a prominent New Hampshire Democrat who has been backing Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. So it shocked his fellow Democrats when the pol slammed her campaign for having "no clear message."

Emmett Tyrrell | December 27, 2007

Christmas is over, and fortunately no one was hurt. Every year, it seems the holiday becomes more divisive, which seems odd. More than 80 percent of our fellow Americans consider the holiday a holy day, the day on which Jesus was born.

Rebecca Hagelin | December 27, 2007

Finding an organization more all-American than the Boy Scouts would be hard. Take it from someone who is blessed to have not one, but two sons achieve the distinction of becoming Eagle Scouts -- this organization is up there with baseball and apple pie.

William Rusher | December 27, 2007

The end of the year is always a treacherous time for columnists, for we know that our readers expect us to tell them what is going to happen next year.

Marvin Olasky | December 27, 2007

After a rocky year, evangelicals have received three pieces of good news over the past two months.

Larry Kudlow | December 27, 2007

Against all odds, and despite the usual drumbeat of criticism, President George W. Bush has had a very good year. The troop surge in Iraq is succeeding. America remains safe from terrorist attacks. And the Goldilocks economy is outperforming all expectations.

Robert Novak | December 27, 2007

Sen. John McCain, given up for dead a few weeks ago as he ran a cash-starved, disorganized campaign, today is viewed by canny Republican professionals as the best bet to win the party's presidential nomination.

George Will | December 27, 2007

Americans, ricocheting around the country around the clock, are erasing the distinction between night and day. Breakfast, the meal most apt to be eaten at home, now accounts for more than 25 percent of U.S. business for McDonald's.

Ross Mackenzie | December 27, 2007

As we approach the new year, a potpourri of quotations — the right stuff — on Iran, Iraq, and the global war on terror….

Hugh Hewitt | December 27, 2007

John McCain needs to get a hold of the producers of Men In Black I and II quick. The only way Arizona's longtime thorn-in-the-side of the GOP can claim the Republican nomination is with a neuralyzer.

Terry Jeffrey | December 27, 2007

I learned about momentum as Pat Buchanan's 1996 campaign manager.

Wed, Dec 26, 2007

Ann Coulter | December 26, 2007

Liberals take a perverse pleasure in touting Huckabee because they know he will give them everything they want -- big government and a Christian they can roll.

Phil Harris | December 26, 2007

If the Republican primaries were a game of musical chairs, it would seem that there are six seats and seven players ready for the game to begin. Ambassador Alan Keyes would make it an even field of eight vying for seven chairs.

Mario Diaz | December 26, 2007

The following are a collection of letters and e-mails written by a United States Senator on the topic of judicial confirmations. The identities of the senate author, the nominee(s), and the intended recipient are not revealed and are not really important.

Paul Driessen | December 26, 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.

Mary Grabar | December 26, 2007

As I wind down from this semester of teaching everything from prepositional phrases to Paradise Lost, I’d thought I’d share my own list of recommended reading.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | December 26, 2007

We are today fighting a global, asymmetrical war against terrorism: The battles are not as dramatic as that which unfolded off Trafalgar, but they are every bit as deadly. So what constitutes our duty?

Matt Barber | December 26, 2007

Talk radio host Michael Savage doesn’t mince words. He often says that “liberalism is a mental disorder.” He’s right. Liberal ideology and political correctness, infused with public policy, begets social insanity.

Thomas Sowell | December 26, 2007

Apparently there is nobody among either the Democrats or the Republicans who is going to cause a runaway stampede like that which toppled all the Republican front-runners in 1940, when the convention delegates began loudly chanting "We want Wilkie!"

John Stossel | December 26, 2007

U.S. congressional representative and Republican presidential contender Ron Paul has been called "Dr. No" because he repeatedly votes against legislation he believes gives government too much power.

Walter E. Williams | December 26, 2007

If you're like I am, you've heard scores of media reports about the 2006 Duke University rape case. These guys, convicted by the news media and Duke faculty, were later found innocent.

Brent Bozell | December 26, 2007

Hillary Clinton has no right to complain that her friends and flatterers in the media are rough on her. But when the Clintons hit rough passages on the road to victory, this is what the Clintons do: complain.

Tony Blankley | December 26, 2007

What will the right-of-center coalition in American politics look like in five or 10 years?

Ben Shapiro | December 26, 2007

President George W. Bush has survived the unremitting attacks of his opponents, largely on the strength of his consistent and unwavering commitment to muscular national defense.

Austin Bay | December 26, 2007

Sometime within the next six months or so, al Qaeda or Saddamist terrorists will attempt a Tet offensive.

Jacob Sullum | December 26, 2007

If you forgot to get a Christmas present for Charlie Rangel, don't worry.

Tue, Dec 25, 2007

Lee Culpepper | December 25, 2007

As God has a plan for everything, the relationship between a man and his dog is fascinating. I would have never imagined, however, that God would choose a 57-pound, white English bulldog to teach me so much about the value of patience and composed leadership.

Paul Edwards | December 25, 2007

The Republican establishment has looked down its nose at social conservatives far too long, tolerating us because they need our votes. But now the tables are turned.

Thomas Sowell | December 25, 2007

When I bought one of these small, cheap, old-fashioned cathode-ray TV sets on sale to watch while on my exercise machine, I had no idea how high-tech and computerized even these obsolete sets had become.

Cal Thomas | December 25, 2007

You don't have to be religious to qualify as a fundamentalist. You can be Al Gore, the messiah figure for the global warming cult, whose followers truly believe their gospel of imminent extermination in a Noah-like flood.

Pat Buchanan | December 25, 2007

Its Person of the Year was Vladimir Putin, who has presided over the economic rebirth of his nation and reasserted Russia's role as a great power.

Paul Greenberg | December 25, 2007

Brother, can you spare a dinarius? Or perhaps a few drachmae for an old soldier? I was not always as you see me here, just a lowly attendant at the baths. I received quite a good education back in Gaul.

Bill Murchison | December 25, 2007

In the Atheist Age -- the age of Richard Dawkins, Philip Pullman and others whose verbal assaults on God bedeck the best-seller lists -- it might seem barren to celebrate a stable, a star and a baby, these being the central figures of Christmas.

Andrew Tallman | December 25, 2007

In my previous column on bad Christmas gifts, I explained why we give bad gifts and how to avoid doing so. The main point of that column was that bad gifts are a burden because they fail to show real love. But what should we do when someone loves us this badly?

Chuck Colson | December 25, 2007

The manger scene inspires a sense of awe and comfort to the hearts of Christians everywhere. But we often forget the staggering implications of Christmas.

Paul Kengor | December 25, 2007

It is a statement of the obvious-both trite and troublesome-to acknowledge that most children today generally receive more than they need at Christmas, especially compared to children of times past, and particularly in America.

Mon, Dec 24, 2007

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | December 24, 2007

Years ago, the concept of making peace with God was much more popular than it is now.

Salena Zito | December 24, 2007

The little girl sat at the living room window, nose pressed stubbornly against the cold pane as she strained to see any sign of her father's car coming up the cobblestone street.

Rich Lowry | December 24, 2007

It is the curse of Clintonism that it is associated with the Clintons.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 24, 2007

How odd that Hillary forgot to mention her pivotal role in Ireland just four years ago, when she wrote her $8 million memoir, Living History. There, she told a very different story.

Dinesh D'Souza | December 24, 2007

We've reached a sad state in the West when we acquiesce in a hate-filled campaign to deny our Christian roots and heritage.

John Andrews | December 24, 2007

Yet by forcing me to think about the lyrics, the Boss delivered a flash of insight: conservatives do the jolly old elf a grave wrong in calling him the patron saint of something-for-nothing Democrats. We should claim Santa as our own.

Salena Zito | December 24, 2007

Since the beginning of the U.S. military, with the 1775 formation of the Continental Army by 13 colonies seeking independence from Great Britain, troops have kept diaries and sent letters home -- and their thoughts and emotions, especially at Christmas, are a constant spanning that time.

Nathan Tabor | December 24, 2007

During the Christmas season, it’s become customary to expect a certain number of private citizens and public figures to pitch a fit over the omnipresent nature of the holiday.

Star Parker | December 24, 2007

It's doubtful that anyone needs any more reasons to explain why Americans are fed up with politics as usual. Nevertheless, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has given us one more.

Armstrong Williams | December 24, 2007

Like millions of other baseball fans around the world, I had mixed emotions when the Mitchell Report went public last week.

Suzanne Fields | December 24, 2007

In this season, with the lights on Christmas trees celebrating the promise of renewal of life, the Frank house stands in bleak remembrance of the thousands who died in beautiful Amsterdam after the Nazis arrived.

Paul Greenberg | December 24, 2007

Ah, tradition! What would we do without it? It just wouldn't be the season without a squabble over religious displays on public property. By now it's as much a part of Christmas as holly and mistletoe, if not nearly so nice.

Phyllis Schlafly | December 24, 2007

Although the next presidential election won't take place until November 2008, and the nominating conventions won't convene until next August and September, the media have been covering the candidates all through 2007 as though they were running a horse race.

Donald Lambro | December 24, 2007

Christmas, the season of good will, charity and hope, is a time when America, at least for a while, seems more united as a nation and as a people.

Andrew Tallman | December 24, 2007

Have you ever received a Christmas gift you didn’t want? Idiot mittens from grandma. A subscription to the deodorant-of-the-month club. Membership to the “We Fix Fat People” gym and spa. Yes, we’ve all received bad gifts.

Doug Wilson | December 24, 2007

Taking on the educational establishment is like picking a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel—it simply isn’t done.

Burt Prelutsky | December 24, 2007

Christmas has become an annual battleground between decent people and a relatively small number of secular leftists who insist on carrying on as if auditioning for the role of Scrooge.

Janice Shaw Crouse | December 24, 2007

In the Bible, God praises those who are pure in heart –– pure, not just on the surface, but all the way through to the depths of their being.

Sun, Dec 23, 2007

Thor Tolo | December 23, 2007

Twenty-two years ago this past Thanksgiving, my favorite uncle walked out the front door of his Minnesota home to shovel snow off his neighbor’s sidewalk. Uncle Bill never saw my Aunt Evelyn again.

Debra J. Saunders | December 23, 2007

When Speaker Nancy Pelosi took charge of the House in January, she pledged that Democrats would fight deficit spending and "restore pay-as-you-go [budget] discipline."

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | December 23, 2007

We began getting ready for Christmas the first Friday of December with the purchase of our Christmas tree from our children’s elementary school.

Mary Grabar | December 23, 2007

I get some pretty irate emails from anonymous readers, but I have yet to be threatened with a lawsuit from someone who does not identify herself except by the return address.

Robert Bluey | December 23, 2007

The federal government’s union watchdog agency will have to get by on less next year. The mammoth omnibus spending bill passed last week hacks nearly $3 million from the Office of Labor Management Standards -- a small gift for Big Labor just in time for Christmas.

Ken Connor | December 23, 2007

It's that time of year. The stores are packed. The malls are crowded. The trunks of our cars are filled to overflowing. 'Tis the season! The gift-giving season.

George Will | December 23, 2007

Hell bent on driving its approval rating into single digits, Congress adjourned after passing an omnibus spending bill.

Steve Chapman | December 23, 2007

If you want to know what you'll get this Christmas, your best guide is what you got last Christmas. Likewise for presidential elections.

Austin Hill | December 23, 2007

Pardon me, but have you seen my Republican Party lately? I don’t recognize it anywhere.

Paul Jacob | December 23, 2007

Ho. Ho. Ho. It's that time of year. You know, when politicians give extravagant gifts, using your money.