Sat, Jan 12, 2008

Doug Giles | January 12, 2008

The words “change” and “Jesus” are being tossed around in this election more than Lindsay Lohan was by those three Italian dudes last New Year’s Eve.

Sandy Froman | January 12, 2008

If one candidate could corner the Michigan gun vote, that candidate could take the January 15 primary

Roger Schlesinger | January 12, 2008

No matter what you have heard, whether it is from an "expert" or just a friend, the mortgage industry has changed dramatically with little notice by the general public and many in the industry.

Michael Barone | January 12, 2008

The presidential selection process is supposed to enable the parties to come together, to agree on a widely acceptable nominee. But so far, the process has separated the parties into separate and hostile factions.

Caroline Glick | January 12, 2008

US President George W. Bush arrived in Israel at the start of an eight-day tour of the Middle East at an interesting moment.

Robert Novak | January 12, 2008

The absence of Oprah Winfrey from the frantic four last days of the New Hampshire primary campaign after her heavy schedule in Iowa backing Sen. Barack Obama may be traced to heavy, unaccustomed post-Iowa abuse of the popular entertainment superstar by women.

Wayne Winegarden | January 12, 2008

Whoever the Democrats choose as their candidate for president, they will impose “Kyoto Protocol” energy restrictions on the economy; require health care for all; and, further increase the burden on Corporate America.

Fri, Jan 11, 2008

Larry Kudlow | January 11, 2008

The New Hampshire primary may not have confirmed who’s going to win the GOP nomination (or the Democratic nomination for that matter). But it just may have told us where voting Republicans stand on the economy and supply-side policy.

Jon Sanders | January 11, 2008

Fate is a pitiful prankster. She has selected John Edwards and Barack Obama as Hillary Clinton's top challengers for the Democrat nomination for president.

Amanda Carpenter | January 11, 2008

Hillary Clinton wants voters to believe the country is entering a recession and a $70 billion subsidy package for low-income Americans is needed to keep the economy afloat.

Jerry Bowyer | January 11, 2008

Yes, I've read the legislation. No, I don't listen to the radio show. No, I'm no stupid, idiotic, dishonest, evil, an employee of the IRS, spouse of an IRS employee, or part of a conspiracy of journalists against the middle class.

Timothy Lee | January 11, 2008

Voters will be pardoned for speculating whether aliens have somehow captured Senator John McCain, nominally a Republican candidate for President, and replaced his mind with that of Democratic class-warrior candidate John Edwards.

Hugh Hewitt | January 11, 2008

It has begun to dawn on the commentariat that they have no idea what is going on in the presidential race, and that voters may be troublingly insistent on casting ballots for whomever they want regardless of the results predicted by the pros.

Ken Connor | January 11, 2008

It is a command, not a request. The mood is emphatic, the tone condescending, the derision palpable. The sentiment is laced with the disdain that is common when patricians speak of the hoi polloi.

Rich Tucker | January 11, 2008

It’s time to ask the big question, the question that could determine who’s our next president and what that person will be able to accomplish in office. The question is, “What do we need a president for?”

Chuck Colson | January 11, 2008

There are other people whose safety American Christians ought to be concerned about: that is, Christians suffering for their faith around the world.

John McCaslin | January 11, 2008

The president of the National Geographic Society was reminded yesterday that Ireland is not one of the "British Isles."

Rich Galen | January 11, 2008

The Fox Debate started at 9:00 PM - which is an hour later than the debate Fox sponsored in New Hampshire this past Sunday. Why? Because Bill O'Reilly is not on Fox on Sunday nights. He is on Thursday nights.

Mike Gallagher | January 11, 2008

Dick Morris is a political genius. When everyone scoffed at the prospect of Hillary Clinton wanting to run for President, he was the one person who repeatedly said it was going to happen.

Lorie Byrd | January 11, 2008

In the most recent debate in New Hampshire, when he wasn’t hurting Hillary’s feelings, Barack Obama was busy giving his GOP opponents a powerful piece of ammunition.

John Hawkins | January 11, 2008

There's still a lot of debate about what went wrong with the polling in New Hampshire. Personally? With the benefit of hindsight, I think that it's clearly, unequivocally the Bradley Effect at work.

Brent Bozell | January 11, 2008

Fads and fashions are so fickle they ultimately undo the people who tried to be the tastemakers. The Bravo cable network reality show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" was all the rage for a season or two.

Jonah Goldberg | January 11, 2008

John Edwards has imbibed the political equivalent of strontium-90, or one of those other slow-acting poisons mostly used by the KGB in old spy thrillers; it kills you before you even know it.

Mona Charen | January 11, 2008

Hillary Clinton has shed the most famous tears since Alexander the Great wept that there were no more worlds to conquer. Observers have since noted that she was exhausted.

Oliver North | January 11, 2008

I also have discovered that among the media are a number of aliens from a parallel universe where nothing seems as it is.

Pat Buchanan | January 11, 2008

Anticipating a blowout, the chattering class found confirmation Monday morning in an emotional moment when Hillary choked up and began to tear up. All day, all night, all the next day, they rebroadcast the breaking of Hillary.

Linda Chavez | January 11, 2008

Come November, voters in several states will not only be picking the next president but deciding whether they want to end a system of racial preferences in public higher education and government hiring and contracting.

Paul Greenberg | January 11, 2008

Rather than go after those at the very top of the organizational chart, congressional investigators are homing in on the CIA’s clandestine service and those in it — the agents who’ve done the dirty work.

Charles Krauthammer | January 11, 2008

Was it the tears in the New Hampshire coffee shop? Whenever there is a political upset, everyone looks for the unscripted incident, the I-paid-for-this-microphone moment that can account for it.

Burt Prelutsky | January 11, 2008

Sometimes I get the idea that America’s MSM is nothing more than an off-shoot of Al Jazeera, a well-oiled propaganda machine for all things Islamic.

Kathleen Parker | January 11, 2008

Hillary Clinton's "surprising" win over Barack Obama in the nation's first primary -- in defiance of what polls had predicted and political prognosticators had projected -- has had pundits puzzled.

Paul Weyrich | January 11, 2008

While I was watching the results of the primaries in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, the network news anchors repeated the same theme ad naseum.

Mona Charen | January 11, 2008

Hillary Clinton has shed the most famous tears since Alexander the Great wept that there were no more worlds to conquer.

David Limbaugh | January 11, 2008

For Republicans, there's a fierce intramural debate not just over how conservative the party should be but also over the very definition of conservatism.

Thu, Jan 10, 2008

Ann Coulter | January 10, 2008

The longest baby ever born at the Albany, N.Y., hospital, at least as of May 5, 1926, who grew up to be my strapping father, passed away last Friday morning

Rich Lowry | January 10, 2008

By the time they voted on Tuesday, New Hampshire voters had heard nonstop from the media how Barack Obama's campaign of hope was transformational.

Michael Reagan | January 10, 2008

Nobody ever tried to build a house by starting with the roof and working down -- it can’t be done. You have to start from the bottom up. The same thing is true about building a political party.

Ross Mackenzie | January 10, 2008

OK. So where do things stand in the aftermath of the New Hampshire primary?

David Stokes | January 10, 2008

In the aftermath of hearing from the pleasantly contrarian voters of New Hampshire, pundits and prognosticators are picking up the political pieces - and analyzing them. Things didn’t turn out quite the way they were “supposed” to.

Victor Davis Hanson | January 10, 2008

With the war in Iraq politically on the backburner, illegal immigration is heating up as a campaign issue. The public wants action, and the candidates are scrambling to react.

Dr. Matthew Ladner | January 10, 2008

Public schools embracing parental choice, both charter and district magnet schools, have been setting the pace in Arizona. You can see this for yourself by using the wonderfully simple website.

Cliff May | January 10, 2008

Osama bin Laden probably does not get home delivery of Parade but more than 30 million Americans do. And on the magazine’s cover last Sunday was the not-quite-smiling face of Benazir Bhutto.

John McCaslin | January 10, 2008

Yesterday, just hours after Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's unexpected first-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, a black oval-shaped bumper sticker was spotted on Capitol Hill, similar to the popular "W" sticker.

Amanda Carpenter | January 10, 2008

Conservatives are demanding that House Minority Leader John Boehner fill an empty slot on the House Appropriations Committee with a fiscal hawk rather than the National Republican Congressional Committee chairman who could use the position to hand out earmarks for political gain.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 10, 2008

Stepping back from the febrile blare that the political classes have orchestrated around the Iowa caucuses and now the New Hampshire primary, allow me to make an observation that some will say is lacking in humility.

Steve Chapman | January 10, 2008

If she becomes president, they may come to realize what we have learned before: With Hillary Clinton, what you see isn't necessarily what you get.

Larry Elder | January 10, 2008

Black South Carolina state Sen. Robert Ford (a Democrat), back in February 2007, warned against a 2008 Democratic ticket headed by Sen. Barack Obama.

Jonah Goldberg | January 10, 2008

Vladimir Putin has had some great publicity lately. Time magazine recently dubbed him the Person of the Year. What that says about "You" - the previous recipient of the P.O.Y. designation - I don't know.

Ken Blackwell | January 10, 2008

Having crossover appeal to gain independent voters already, there are three things that, if John McCain does, he could become the next president.

Cal Thomas | January 10, 2008

Politicians don’t usually get me excited, but Barack Obama does. Maybe it’s the contrast between him and the elocutionally-challenged President Bush.

Suzanne Fields | January 10, 2008

Hillary escapes the pillory. The Obama drama heads for an uncertain second act. John Who? Mac's back. Mitt's bruised, but fit. Mike's still in the fight. Is this a great country, or what?

Debra J. Saunders | January 10, 2008

Assume that if voters had not approved a 1990 term-limits measure, seasoned lawmakers would not have allowed the $14 billion shortfall staring California in the face to develop.

Ben Shapiro | January 10, 2008

The battle between the two Democratic front-runners, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., is a battle of image.

Matt Towery | January 10, 2008

Let me share with you exactly how a series of events led to their inevitable conclusion that Barack Obama was a cinch to win the New Hampshire Democratic Primary, which he didn't. Hillary Clinton won.

Steve Chapman | January 10, 2008

Going into the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton implored voters to keep a level head and not get carried away with a passing crush. Unable to match Barack Obama's inspiring oratory, she sniped.

Marvin Olasky | January 10, 2008

New hits in politics and film all tell the same story: America is still a land of religion.

Robert Novak | January 10, 2008

Late on Tuesday afternoon, when exit polls indicated Sen. Barack Obama would defeat Sen. Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary, there was palpable relief from many Democrats.

George Will | January 10, 2008

Like the Roman god Janus, from which this godforsaken month takes its name, the two parties' voters in two states have looked in different directions.

William Rusher | January 10, 2008

The sweeping victory of Barack Obama in Iowa's Democratic primary seems to have generated a kind of electric shock among political observers. Suddenly it seems possible that a black candidate may actually be able to win a presidential nomination

Wed, Jan 09, 2008

Rebecca Hagelin | January 09, 2008

We’re hearing a lot about Ronald Reagan on the campaign trail these days. It seems everyone is invoking his name.

Lee Culpepper | January 09, 2008

Inspirational champions and proven leaders have it. But it does not require raw talent. Confidence developed from two crucial requirements produces the edge in life that certain people possess.

Matt Barber | January 09, 2008

According to Keith Olbermann — that blinkered liberal extremist who plays a newsman on TV — Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), is “the worst person in the world.”

Jerry Bowyer | January 09, 2008

Seven important questions that must be asked about the Fair Tax when considering the proposal seriously.

Janice Shaw Crouse | January 09, 2008

Conventional wisdom says that a woman should never cry in the workplace, but I have seen incompetent staffers run to the boss in tears ... and get another chance.

Janet M. LaRue | January 09, 2008

The state’s largest newspaper, and the oldest in the nation, The Hartford Courant, hasn’t covered the case on its news pages since it was argued last May. But that doesn’t mean the paper has kept its bias in the closet.

Rich Galen | January 09, 2008

As you know by now, Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary and John McCain won the Republican primary in New Hampshire thus jumbling both the Republican and Democratic nomination pictures.

John McCaslin | January 09, 2008

After however many grueling months, campaign-weary presidential candidates, some flashing bigger smiles than others, one reduced to tears, can kiss snowbound New Hampshire goodbye — just as its hills are beginning to thaw.

Amanda Carpenter | January 09, 2008

In his New Hampshire victory speech Republican presidential candidate John McCain spoke in definitive terms about the war in Iraq.

Walter E. Williams | January 09, 2008

The Lincoln Review, a Washington-based black think tank, published an article titled "What Does the Future Hold for Historically Black Colleges?" in its September/October 2007 edition.

Thomas Sowell | January 09, 2008

This 40th anniversary of the turbulent year 1968 is already starting to spawn nostalgic accounts of that year.

Michelle Malkin | January 09, 2008

Don't let the "Comeback Gal" spin fool you. Despite the unexpectedly close finish in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton's campaign remains in a tailspin.

John Stossel | January 09, 2008

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul opposes things like prostitution and drug use, but he says the federal government has no business trying to stop adults from engaging in them.

Brent Bozell | January 09, 2008

At what point, exactly, did we come to hate humans for having the arrogance to assume they are wiser than beasts?

Jonah Goldberg | January 09, 2008

What do you want in a president? Ask most Americans that question and you'll get familiar lines about competence, experience and "the issues."

Mike Adams | January 09, 2008

I’ve been studying higher education for a long time, but I’ve never seen anything quite as queer as a new course being taught at the University of Michigan. Section Two of English 317 is titled “How to be Gay: Male Homosexuality and Initiation.”

Tony Blankley | January 09, 2008

The next few weeks and months may be the most dangerous time for wise public policy circa 2009-2016. Unless someone else gets into the presidential race and wins, one of the current crop of candidates will be the next president.

Terry Jeffrey | January 09, 2008

Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion presidential candidate ever.

Austin Bay | January 09, 2008

The Ayatollah Khomeini's 1979 Islamic Revolution failed, then fossilized, leaving a corrupt junta of robed kleptocrats who use the dictator's classic tools of murder, terror and economic favoritism to control an impoverished, splintered and increasingly restless populace.

Paul Greenberg | January 09, 2008

With the coming of a new year, it was time to refurbish my standard repertoire of cliches. As you may have noticed, I try to keep an ample supply on hand.

Paul Greenberg | January 09, 2008

For once a presidential contest turns out to be morality play: The candidate who stuck by his principles won. And he did it on a bare budget.

Maggie Gallagher | January 09, 2008

The irony about Barack Obama is that he's the man of Hillary Clinton's dreams.

Bill Murchison | January 09, 2008

Such is the state of modern society that the U.S. Supreme Court gets the job of deciding how much pain the victim of capital punishment feels -- never mind what kind of pain the victim's victims may have felt.

Jacob Sullum | January 09, 2008

Losing more than 100 pounds in less than a year is the former Arkansas governor's main claim to fame, and for Huckabee, the personal is political.

Kathleen Parker | January 09, 2008

Barack Obama is the tipping-point man, the meme of the moment, the miracle cure for that chronic American malady: feelin' bad about things.

Tue, Jan 08, 2008

Bill Steigerwald | January 08, 2008

A 10-term Republican congressman from the Gulf Coast of Texas has become a star of the Internet, attracting an army of mostly young, energetic, fiercely loyal “Paulistas” and shocking the political establishment by raising more than $20 million in contributions, mainly via the Web.

Andrew Tallman | January 08, 2008

Have you ever wondered why Christians aren’t smarter? I mean, we have the only true religion, we have a Book which is responsible for all of Western Civilization and we serve a God who can safely call Himself the supreme champion at every trivia contest.

Douglas MacKinnon | January 08, 2008

As this negative and insufferably long presidential primary season continues, two truths — with apologies to Thomas Jefferson — have become self-evident.

Paul Weyrich | January 08, 2008

Anchors of the major newscasts did their evening news about the Iowa caucuses from Iowa and will do the same for New Hampshire. Why?

Mary Katharine Ham | January 08, 2008

A surprisingly strong showing would give him plenty of momentum heading into evangelical-friendly South Carolina.

Amanda Carpenter | January 08, 2008

Barack Obama has been compared to a rock star and this morning one of his supporters passed out upon seeing him in typical fan-worshipper fashion.

Amanda Carpenter | January 08, 2008

Bill and Hillary Clinton are showing signs of wear on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, as both have gone on frustrated tirades about Barack Obama, the media, and other difficulties they've encountered.

John McCaslin | January 08, 2008

Unlike in past presidential campaigns, members of the Washington press corps have managed to steer clear of contributing — monetarily, at least — to the 2008 Republican and Democratic candidates.

Michael Medved | January 08, 2008

Whatever the final results of Tuesday’s New Hampshire Primary, the Republican Party endured four damaging days in the run-up to that climactic confrontation.

Thomas Sowell | January 08, 2008

It was not that long ago that the big political question was how Rudolph Giuliani would do against Hillary Clinton in the November election. The Iowa caucus votes have made that question sound like ancient history, if not science fiction.

Mike Adams | January 08, 2008

A new "gender identity" bill has disturbed many women because it would allow “men” to have open access to women's and girl’s public restrooms, locker rooms and showers by simply stating that they self-identify as (read: feel like) a woman.

Cal Thomas | January 08, 2008

Where there are large concentrations of Muslims in England, "no-go" zones are being established and, according to the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, the Church of England's Bishop of Rochester, non-Muslims who "trespass" in such neighborhoods risk attack.

Pat Buchanan | January 08, 2008

It is the historic mission of the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary to give us the establishment candidate in each party, and then the insurgent candidate.

Debra J. Saunders | January 08, 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.

Daniel Pipes | January 08, 2008

Liberal fascism sounds like an oxymoron – or a term for conservatives to insult liberals. Actually, it was coined by a socialist writer, none other than the respected and influential left-winger H.G. Wells.

Salena Zito | January 08, 2008

Elections officials said record turnout could occur because of anticipated temperatures in the 50s.

Dennis Prager | January 08, 2008

I do not doubt Mr. Obama's sincerity. The wish that all people be united is an elemental human desire. But there are two major problems with it. First, it is not truly honest. Second, it is childish.

David Limbaugh | January 08, 2008

We expect promises of change from Democratic candidates, but it's disappointing to watch certain Republican candidates yield to that superficially seductive sound bite, too.

Mon, Jan 07, 2008

Paul Weyrich | January 07, 2008

After the Iowa caucuses on January 3, the pundits are busy trying to determine the lessons learned from the opening contest of the 2008 Presidential election. It is clear that the voters in both the Republican and Democratic Parties want change.

Janice Shaw Crouse | January 07, 2008

The political pundits dismiss Huckabee’s big win at the Iowa Caucus last week, explaining that Huckabee won only because of the Evangelical vote, and he won’t be able to win anywhere else because his appeal is limited to Evangelicals.

Rich Lowry | January 07, 2008

The f-bomb of American politics is the word "fascist," routinely hurled by the left at conservatives.

Amanda Carpenter | January 07, 2008

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

Bill Steigerwald | January 07, 2008

Lisa Curtis of The Heritage Foundation was studying Pakistan long before the assassination of Benazir Bhutto hurled that country of 165 million onto our front pages.

Amanda Carpenter | January 07, 2008

After suffering a crippling third-place finish in Iowa, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton choked up with tears when a New Hampshire voter asked her Monday “how she does it.”

Phyllis Schlafly | January 07, 2008

The World Trade Organization just ruled that the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda can freely violate American copyrights and trademarks in order to punish the United States for laws prohibiting Internet gambling.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | January 07, 2008

On the night of the Iowa Caucus, George F. Will, syndicated columnist, appeared on CNN, stating that AL Sharpton and Jessie Jackson were the biggest losers in Iowa.

John McCaslin | January 07, 2008

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean already is looking beyond tomorrow's presidential primary in New Hampshire to the meat of the 2008 presidential campaign.

Rich Galen | January 07, 2008

Tuesday is, as Governor George H.W. Bush famously called it eight years ago, "votin' day here in New Hampshire. Let's take a look at the combinations and permutations of the possible outcomes.

Suzanne Fields | January 07, 2008

Good theater demands an intermission. So, too, the loudest show on earth: the campaign for president.

Paul Greenberg | January 07, 2008

Columnists and editorial writers and other assorted navel-gazing types are always calling for a presidential candidate who'd do the right thing, who'd stay positive, who'd refuse to be dragged down the muddy road.

Donald Lambro | January 07, 2008

Troubling signs that the economy is shifting into a lower gear have worried Republicans, who are calling for preemptive tax cuts this year to keep it running on all cylinders.

Robert Novak | January 07, 2008

Mitt Romney and Sen. Hillary Clinton wanted to use Saturday night's televised presidential debates to further their respective goals: keep Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama from winning Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.

Burt Prelutsky | January 07, 2008

Sometimes we become so accustomed to the way things are, we fail to notice how peculiar they happen to be. And for once, I’m not just referring to Clinton, Obama and Edwards.

Douglas MacKinnon | January 07, 2008

While complaining about bias and unprofessional conduct by the media is nothing new in the post-Sept. 11 world we inhabit, the consequences of purposely flawed reporting have been magnified exponentially.

Star Parker | January 07, 2008

In almost poetic lockstep, Republican and Democratic caucus voters in Iowa rejected the political establishment. In picking Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama, they selected candidates who, at this time last year, conventional wisdom would have deemed inconceivable.

Mike Adams | January 07, 2008

In 2004, Elizabeth Ervin, then-Director of the UNC-Wilmington Women’s Resource Center (WRC) sent a mass email to some feminists participating in a discussion on a list serve at Dartmouth College.

Sun, Jan 06, 2008

Amanda Carpenter | January 06, 2008

John McCain promised he would “get” Osama Bin Laden if he were elected President in 2008 in a GOP televised debate two days before the second in nation New Hampshire primary.

Salena Zito | January 06, 2008

Huckabee and John McCain are on the rise, while Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani are falling.

Doug Giles | January 06, 2008

Hey fathers, husbands, brothers and male friends who care: Are you cool with the girls in your life being defenseless? I’m not.

Austin Hill | January 06, 2008

Capitalizing on the “anybody-but-Hillary” wave that swept over Hawkeye State Democrats last Thursday, former Senator and Vice Presidential Candidate Edwards emerged as a second-place winner in the Iowa caucuses.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | January 06, 2008

It’s January, the time to start over with New Year’s resolutions, projects and plans. First, let’s review a bit from last year.

Debra J. Saunders | January 06, 2008

In 2004, Democratic Iowa caucus-goers, who opposed the war in Iraq, put their weight behind John Kerry, who had voted for the Iraq war resolution, because they believed that Kerry was the Democrat who could win in November.

Steve Chapman | January 06, 2008

Back in the 1990s, Bill Clinton talked a lot about building "a bridge to the 21st century." Right now, his wife looks like an unappealing detour back to the 20th.

George Will | January 06, 2008

Like Job after losing his camels and acquiring boils, the conservative movement is in distress. Mike Huckabee shreds the compact that has held the movement's two tendencies in sometimes uneasy equipoise.

Robert Bluey | January 06, 2008

All eyes will be on New Hampshire Wednesday morning for the first true primary in the 2008 elections. But even as hardy New Englanders trudge to the polls, something at least as consequential will happening in Washington, D.C.

Paul Jacob | January 06, 2008

Isn’t Election Day grand? Caucus Day ’taint bad, neither. That voters can change their representatives at regular intervals is what I like best about government.

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.