Sun, Jan 06, 2008

Dinesh D'Souza | January 06, 2008

Asked by a British member of Parliament if he is one of those atheists who wants to get rid of Christian symbols especially during the Christmas season, atheist Richard Dawkins replied that he is not.

Sat, Jan 05, 2008

Amanda Carpenter | January 05, 2008

Sparks flew between the leading presidential candidates of both parties during the Saturday “fight night” debate doubleheader just three days before New Hampshire’s January 8 primary.

Amanda Carpenter | January 05, 2008

A flurry of post-Iowa caucus polls have been conducted in preparation for New Hampshire’s January 8 primary.

Salena Zito | January 05, 2008

A bystander in his own race, Thompson's political what-could-have-been slipped through his fingers long before he announced his candidacy.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 05, 2008

In the new politics of Obama and Huckabee, negative campaigning is out. The guttural tone of American politics is passé. Vision is in and tolerance is the watchword.

Michael Barone | January 05, 2008

As this is written, the final numbers are not in, but the results of the Iowa precinct caucuses are clear. Two candidates that almost no one in the country had heard of four years ago have emerged victorious.

Larry Kudlow | January 05, 2008

The last thing we need now is root-canal economic populism from the campaign trail and the mainstream media telling us that Americans are unhappy.

Carl Horowitz | January 05, 2008

If American unionism can be summarized in one word, it would be "solidarity." A desire for unbreakable collective unity is pretty much why organized labor organizes in the first place.

Michael McBride | January 05, 2008

It is apparent to me that the only thing that MSM political savants myopically study is some kind of sycophantic, pundit-ly shallow version of electoral history.

Robert Novak | January 05, 2008

Desperate to save Mitt Romney's Republican presidential campaign in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, his advisers all wanted to attack Sen. John McCain but were divided about how to do it.

Fri, Jan 04, 2008

William F. Buckley | January 04, 2008

The big winner was an affront to the common wisdom that looks matter most in the age of television.

Larry Kudlow | January 04, 2008

The last thing we need now is root-canal economic populism from the campaign trail and the mainstream media telling us that Americans are unhappy.

Ken Connor | January 04, 2008

Iowans have spoken about their preferences for the nominees of the Democrat and Republican parties, but the rest of the country has yet to have its say. Not all of the candidates received a ticket out of Iowa, so the field has been winnowed slightly.

Kathryn Lopez | January 04, 2008

An odd thing happened when Benazir Bhutto died. Liberal feminists seemed not to notice.

Rich Tucker | January 04, 2008

It’s impossible to open a newspaper without being told how awful the American economy is. Yet it’s just as hard to open your eyes without seeing how outstanding the American economy is.

Michael Franc | January 04, 2008

To better understand the never-ending policy struggles between the president and Congress, consider the uniquely different perspectives that both bring to the legislative process.

Richard H. Collins | January 04, 2008

Despite being anointed the national frontrunner and prohibitive favorite to win both the Democratic nomination and even the general election, last night Hillary Clinton lost to Barack Obama.

Rich Galen | January 04, 2008

Nobody had predicted what actually happened last night at the Iowa Caucuses. Obama and Huckabee were the big winners. But the Iowa Caucuses are often more about who lost than who won.

John McCaslin | January 04, 2008

Now that the Iowa caucuses are over, the candidates will be retooling and not rewinding their messages for primary voters in New Hampshire.

Mike Gallagher | January 04, 2008

But to put it simply: Iowa ain’t Florida. I don’t say that to throw a wet blanket on the Huckabee victory. It’s just a fact that bears repeating in the midst of the news media hyperventilating over Iowa.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 04, 2008

The amazing victories by Obama and Huckabee in Iowa are truly historic. They demonstrate the impact and viability of a message of change in both parties.

John Hawkins | January 04, 2008

Every political observer knows there are some things that are annoying but do, unfortunately, occur in the political scene. These are the top ten things that can grate on anyone's nerves.

Brent Bozell | January 04, 2008

The presidential nominating contest keeps creeping earlier and earlier into the election year. The Iowa caucuses are 16 days earlier than in 2004. The New Hampshire primary is 19 days earlier than in 2004.

Jonah Goldberg | January 04, 2008

The Iowa caucuses are important, enormously, absurdly, outlandishly - scandalously! - important. And here's the thing: If we are going to drive a stake through the Iowa caucuses, now is the moment to do it.

David Limbaugh | January 04, 2008

Many have discussed whether certain candidates have "fire in the belly." What I'm wondering is whether, at this point in our national history, conservatives in general have fire in their bellies.

Mona Charen | January 04, 2008

You've probably seen the TV commercials -- former congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II beckons you to enjoy reduced-price heating oil if you are struggling to keep your house warm, thanks to "our good friends in Venezuela."

Oliver North | January 04, 2008

According to the "experts," those of us who drive to work will be paying $4 per gallon for motor fuel soon, and we all will be paying more for electricity, consumer products, air travel and to heat our homes. Happy New Year.

Pat Buchanan | January 04, 2008

The huge Democratic turnout in the Iowa Caucuses, over twice that of the GOP, and the stampede by independents to vote in the Democratic precincts, suggests that Iowa, a swing state carried by President Bush in 2004, may be lost irretrievably to the GOP in 2008.

Ben Shapiro | January 04, 2008

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill, were the big winners in the January 3 Iowa caucuses. The Republican Party may have been the big loser.

Linda Chavez | January 04, 2008

Arizona has been ground zero in the fight against illegal immigration -- but a funny thing happened this week when a new anti-illegal alien state law went into effect. Nothing.

Diana West | January 04, 2008

A major story of 2007 was the progressive unraveling of the case against the seven Marines and one Navy corpsman charged in connection with the Nov. 19, 2005, killings of Iraqi civilians in Haditha during a day of intense action.

Charles Krauthammer | January 04, 2008

Benazir Bhutto's son was quoted recently as saying "My mother always said, democracy is the best revenge." This is an improper understanding of democracy.

Kathleen Parker | January 04, 2008

Americans say they're sick of partisan politics, and some of them really mean it.

Burt Prelutsky | January 04, 2008

With the presidential campaign being well under way, everything these days brings us inevitably to politics.

Hugh Hewitt | January 04, 2008

To survive another second place finish in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney has to communicate to the GOP that he believes in Reagan's ideas and Reagan's coalition --in tax cuts and originalist judges, in a strong national defense and secure borders, in restrained domestic spending, the protection of the unborn and traditional marriage, and of course, free trade and victory in the war.

Thu, Jan 03, 2008

Michael Reagan | January 03, 2008

Although Mike Huckabee once suddenly leaped into the lead in the Republican primary contests, he began to drop back just as suddenly as the New Hampshire contest approached.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | January 03, 2008

We are not fortune tellers or prophets, but for some reason every year at the end of December we feel compelled to look ahead and try to see just over the horizon.

Amanda Carpenter | January 03, 2008

DES MOINES, IOWA - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he would "absolutely" continue running negative advertisements against his adversaries as the election continues.

Ross Mackenzie | January 03, 2008

Now begins the primary season — in earnest. Who will win? Impossible to know.

David Stokes | January 03, 2008

As Iowans make their way to various meeting places to participate in the too long anticipated caucuses, we are witnessing not just the first real test for this current field of presidential aspirants.

John McCaslin | January 03, 2008

There are legitimate reasons to throw around the word "dynasty" were Hillary Clinton to win the presidency.

Harry Stein | January 03, 2008

For conservatives, long accustomed to self-serving liberal pieties about tolerance, the orgy of outrage at having to face an alien point of view in the form of William Kristol at the New York Times was wonderful to behold.

Salena Zito | January 03, 2008

Manchester, NH: In the latest rolling polls from RealClearPolitics Barack Obama has moved to within a hair of Hillary Clinton.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 03, 2008

The Iowa caucuses mean different things to different candidates. Of course Obama, Clinton and Edwards, for the Democrats, and Huckabee and Romney, for the Republicans, are vying for a win in Iowa.

Amanda Carpenter | January 03, 2008

Shortly after the Iowa caucus votes are tallied on Thursday, Romney will jet to New Hampshire to ready himself for the Granite State’s January 8 primary.

Michelle Malkin | January 03, 2008

This much is certain on the day after the Iowa caucuses: There will be plenty of kvetching and moaning about the system.

Brent Bozell | January 03, 2008

It was encouraging, almost a decade ago, when it was announced that some corporate advertisers had banded together to offer their corporate support for television shows that were more friendly to viewing by entire families.

Larry Elder | January 03, 2008

When the Mitchell Report came out -- accusing more than 80 professional baseball players of using performance-enhancing substances -- television commentators lectured viewers about "broken trust."

Ken Blackwell | January 03, 2008

On January 9, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments for one of the biggest election law cases in years. This case might decide who becomes president of the United States in a close election, and shape the future of the country.

Cal Thomas | January 03, 2008

On Jan. 7 in Oklahoma City comes what may be the best chance we've had in a long time to begin to end the polarization and partisanship that has gripped our political system for more than three decades.

Suzanne Fields | January 03, 2008

If magnanimity is difficult to elicit in the current political culture, it's nevertheless something we should seek in our candidates.

Matt Towery | January 03, 2008

If you want to know why no one -- including my firm -- can poll the Iowa caucus with any sense of certainty, it's because Iowa Republicans are demoralized and unenthusiastic.

Paul Greenberg | January 03, 2008

It was wholly assuring to learn that someone musically literate is also less than taken with the late but not great Anton Webern, the modernist composer whose strange little work, "Five Pieces," inspired some less than admiring words from me in a recent column.

Donald Lambro | January 03, 2008

Well, 2007 was the year when people predicted the economy would be in a recession, the Iraq war was lost and Democrats would be dictating policy to a weak, lame-duck president.

Rebecca Hagelin | January 03, 2008

If you’re a parent, you know what a challenge it is to monitor your children’s media habits. Frankly, you need all the help you can get.

William Rusher | January 03, 2008

There is always much about the future that is obscure, but of one thing we can be reasonably certain: In 2008, the United States will be involved militarily in Iraq.

George Will | January 03, 2008

On the eve of the Democrats' capture of the House in the 2006 elections, Rangel, the Harlem congressman, was asked if he would want to be addressed as Mr. Chairman.

Marvin Olasky | January 03, 2008

Humorous Mike Huckabee has become the sum of all fears for many members of the GOP establishment. Some of the attacks arise out of plain old Christophobia, and Huckabee can't do much about that.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 03, 2008

Impatient with unsubstantiated claims that the 2004 Swift boat advertisements lied about Kerry's hoked-up military record, Boone Pickens, one of the funders of those ads, publicly challenged the critics to demonstrate the ads' inaccuracies.

Wed, Jan 02, 2008

Ann Coulter | January 02, 2008

I believe more African-Americans spent this season reflecting on the birth of Christ than some phony non-Christian holiday invented a few decades ago by an FBI stooge. Kwanzaa is a holiday for white liberals, not blacks.

Amanda Carpenter | January 02, 2008

Mitt Romney said his experience managing the 2002 Winter Olympics after 9/11 and as Governor of Massachusetts made him more qualified to secure the nation that other presidential candidates, including Sen. John McCain.

Howard Safir | January 02, 2008

When I say I’ve seen what real leadership looks like I am referring to Rudy Giuliani, once New York’s and now “America’s Mayor.” From the very moment he entered public life, Rudy has distinguished himself as a steady yet forceful leader.

Dinesh D'Souza | January 02, 2008

Commenting on Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, I recently commented that there are three groups that oppose democracy in the Muslim world.

Douglas MacKinnon | January 02, 2008

It appears to many, that New Year’s Eve was the day that the last wobbling wheel of the Huckabee bandwagon, spun off before the “inevitable” crash of his hypocritical and mean spirited campaign.

John McCaslin | January 02, 2008

Our most intriguing New Year's Eve invitation — "celebrate with Ivana Trump and Denise Rich" — came from Niche Media, publisher of Washington's Capitol File magazine.

Rich Galen | January 02, 2008

The Iowa Caucuses will be held tomorrow night and there should be some clear results by about 9 PM Central time and some clearing of both the Republican and Democratic fields shortly after.

Michelle Malkin | January 02, 2008

If you think the bad economy has "solved" America's immigration problems, welcome to your end-of-the-year reality check.

John Stossel | January 02, 2008

I'd heard that that presidential candidate Ron Paul was "hard line" on immigration and "to the right" of the Republican field. But that's not exactly what he revealed during my interview with him.

Walter E. Williams | January 02, 2008

Demagoguery about greedy rich people or greedy corporate executives being paid 100 or 200 times their workers' salaries is a key weapon in the politics of envy.

Jonah Goldberg | January 02, 2008

Year's end is a time of many media traditions. For example, the tearing away of the last page of the calendar is all the excuse TV producers need to recycle hours of sensational video footage of dubious news value.

Terry Jeffrey | January 02, 2008

"I'm probably one of the few candidates you have ever seen that has the recommendation of (a National Education Association) chapter, but also has the strong national recommendation of homeschoolers," former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told me in an interview.

Austin Bay | January 02, 2008

In the computer age -- and 2008 is definitely in the computer age -- the difference between an act of war and crime is often a matter of interpretation as well as degree.

Paul Greenberg | January 02, 2008

This is the nature of the world in which we live: A country like Pakistan, which was once of little strategic consequence in the Great Game of Nations, has become a nuclear power.

Jacob Sullum | January 02, 2008

Critics of OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma blame it for promoting abuse of the painkiller by encouraging family doctors to prescribe it.

Michael Medved | January 02, 2008

No one knows with certainty who will win the Iowa Caucuses on Thursday night or, for that matter, the New Hampshire Primary a mere five days later.

Amanda Carpenter | January 02, 2008

A Des Moines Register poll put Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee ahead longtime Iowa favorite Mitt Romney, but Romney told Iowans he was the best candidate to take both Iowa and New Hampshire Tuesday.

Tue, Jan 01, 2008

Mike Adams | January 01, 2008

Feminists are generally more confrontational in emails than they are in person – unless, of course, they are with a large group of feminists.

Mark DeMoss | January 01, 2008

Regardless of whether he's right or wrong, I'm disappointed to see Mr. Rollins throw in the towel on such a compelling coalition. It may just be that his current client cannot unite the three legs that make up this conservative stool – but I believe there is a candidate who can.

Jerry Bowyer | January 01, 2008

2008 years from what? Most people still know (I hope) what event initiates our calendar. Few people know why. That’s because we have, long ago, stopped paying attention to history.

Dennis Prager | January 01, 2008

On Dec. 22, the Scottish newspaper The Daily Record published an article summarizing an interview its reporter Siobhan Synnot had with the superstar actor Will Smith.

Amanda Carpenter | January 01, 2008

Mitt Romney issued strong words of support for President Bush’s war and domestic policies as a rebuke to Mike Huckabee who has been critical of the Bush administration on the campaign trail.

Thomas Sowell | January 01, 2008

Santa Claus may turn out to be the real front-runner in the primaries, judging by the way candidates are vying with one another to give away government goodies to the voters.

David Limbaugh | January 01, 2008

It's time to step up, Fred. Conservatives need a leader about whom we have no major reservations.

Tony Blankley | January 01, 2008

In Iraq, as military and security conditions continue to improve, American war politics enters one of its stranger moments in our history.

Pat Buchanan | January 01, 2008

It seems clear that we are so hated in that country that any leader like Bhutto, seen as a friend and ally to the United States, is ever at mortal risk.

Debra J. Saunders | January 01, 2008

In about a month's time, both parties likely will have chosen their nominees and the fields will have shrunk from eight Democrats and seven Republicans to two nominees.

Bill Murchison | January 01, 2008

Would some change-minded candidate or other kindly inform the American people what this business about "change" amounts to? Change what into what? We're durned if we know.

Kathleen Parker | January 01, 2008

Poor grandma. Here she gave Obama good enough genes to get him through Harvard and a seat in the U.S. Senate, and still she's grilling wildebeest over a dung fire in the proverbial tiny hut? Tch, these kids today.

Bill Steigerwald | January 01, 2008

It won't matter how high Ron Paul finishes in the Iowa caucuses this Thursday or in the New Hampshire primary Jan. 8 or anywhere else. He's already won his prize

Mon, Dec 31, 2007

Rich Lowry | December 31, 2007

John Edwards is angry, and he wants people to know it. Republicans complain of Democratic class warfare all the time. It's usually an overwrought charge. But Edwards is the real thing.

David Strom | December 31, 2007

If you asked most Americans today what the biggest threat to our future prosperity is you would get answers like competition from abroad, outsourcing, the subprime mortgage crisis, and the wave of illegal immigration swamping the labor market.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | December 31, 2007

Let's all resolve not to make these blunders in the new year.

William Perry Pendley | December 31, 2007

After years defending the Solomon Amendment, federal lawyers have now handed radical campuses the way to escape its enforcement.

Phyllis Schlafly | December 31, 2007

While the price of a college education has skyrocketed far faster than inflation, many careers for which colleges prepare their graduates are disappearing.

Cal Thomas | December 31, 2007

The assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto might have been prevented had she and her husband heeded advice from friends.

Suzanne Fields | December 31, 2007

It was neither the best of times, nor the worst of times, to steal an opening line from Dickens. It was neither the age of wisdom, nor the age of foolishness.

Paul Greenberg | December 31, 2007

It's hard to believe I've never got around to paying my last respects in this column to the late great Henry Hyde on his passing earlier this year - a congressman who had ballast, bulk, and a stentorian voice.

Donald Lambro | December 31, 2007

Congress went on a Christmas spending spree over the holidays for its friends in high places. You'll be getting a bill for it by April 15.

Burt Prelutsky | December 31, 2007

I keep hearing various political pundits suggesting that by the time Hillary and Barack finish beating up on each other they’ll both be so bloodied and mud-splattered that Al Gore will be poised to ride in like a knight in shiny armor.

Robert Novak | December 31, 2007

The assassination of Benazir Bhutto followed urgent pleas to the State Department for the last two months by her representatives for better security protection.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | December 31, 2007

No matter how challenging the year has been, I typically enter the New Year rejuvenated. It’s a natural time to redefine my personal vision.

Mike Adams | December 31, 2007

I hereby resolve to help the cause of gun control in America by purchasing only one gun per month in 2008. Naturally, I am providing a list of those guns below with pretty pictures you can access with a click of the mouse. I hope you enjoy the following selections:

Star Parker | December 31, 2007

In the midst of year-end craziness - taking care of my organization's year-closing business and doing Christmas shopping -- I didn't anticipate that I'd find time to read a new book.

Doug Wilson | December 31, 2007

As we stand on the cusp of 2008, the Republican Party remains stuck in the throes of an identity crisis. Most Republican voters have an intuitive sense of this—even if they don’t quite know what to do about it.

Sun, Dec 30, 2007

Salena Zito | December 30, 2007

After a political freefall in the summer, the man who swept Granite State Republicans and independents in 2000 has gone and done a Lazarus, resurrecting his presidential candidacy.

Kevin McCullough | December 30, 2007

What will be the deciding issue for Iowa GOP voters on January 3rd?

Austin Hill | December 30, 2007

I was once again reminded that, for most of this past year, watching the presidential campaigns from each of the two major parties has been like watching people in parallel universes.

George Will | December 30, 2007

America's foremost black intellectual, Shelby Steele, has published a slender book about the most interesting presidential candidacy since 1980.

Ken Connor | December 30, 2007

After spending thirty years in the wilderness the "Christian left" is making its voice heard. From Washington, DC to Dallas, Texas, large conferences have been held in an attempt to politically mobilize these "progressive" Christians.

Paul Jacob | December 30, 2007

How quickly will a Democrat (or Republican) turn into a raving, repressive anti-democrat? The answer depends whether the people have put his job on the line.

Phil Harris | December 30, 2007

It is a relentless quest, under no man's control. Every tick of the clock marks a step forward on the roadway that mankind knows as time.

Robert Bluey | December 30, 2007

Earmarks were supposed to be a thing of the past for Republicans after allegations of corruption cost the GOP control of Congress in 2006.