Sat, Jan 19, 2008

John Andrews | January 19, 2008

Who do you like for President? Many Americans this year seem inclined to answer that question with another: What’s today? The polls are volatile. We’ve already seen surprises, and we’ll see more.

David Stokes | January 19, 2008

Both the legacy of Dr. King and the fallout from that 1973 legal bombshell sail very close to each other again over the next few days. This is viewed as an awkward convergence by some. But it shouldn’t be.

Doug Giles | January 19, 2008

Barack Hussein Obama (or B-HO, as I like to call him) charismatically and emphatically denied reports this week that he is a closeted Muslim and instead declared candidly and with youthful verve that he believes in Jesus Christ.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 19, 2008

The journey of America’s banks abroad in search of a bailout makes this specific conflict a key question of policy and highly relevant to their campaigns. What better illustration could one have of Hillary’s conflicts of interest than this one?

Michael Barone | January 19, 2008

My campaign and election memories go back to 1960, when I was one of the few who backed John Kennedy at an election night party that my parents were throwing.

Diana West | January 19, 2008

Ring a bell? In 2001, a 32-year-old Marine captain and CIA officer named John Michael Spann was killed there in a prison riot, thus becoming the first American combat death in Afghanistan.

Paul Greenberg | January 19, 2008

"What is the South?" they always ask. It's a question never answered, not completely, but invariably asked. Usually by some Northerner with a taste for literature. Or by sociology students in search of a thesis.

Donald Lambro | January 19, 2008

There is no doubt now that the economy is, and will remain, the No. 1 issue in this year's presidential election -- and very likely influence who the nominees will be.

Robert Novak | January 19, 2008

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Republican Leader John Boehner are working behind the scenes to attempt rare bipartisan cooperation on an economic stimulus package.

Nick Nichols | January 19, 2008

My 2008 New Year’s resolution was to stop haranguing about weak-kneed politicians and corporate executives who worship at the appeasement altar every time a group of activist nannies demands tribute.

Phil Harris | January 19, 2008

So much of media/pundit lip flapping over the past few election cycles has been devoted to the “Evangelical” vote. The term has been loosely defined at best, if not entirely mischaracterized or downright adulterated at worst.

Fri, Jan 18, 2008

William F. Buckley | January 18, 2008

The prescriptive remedy for overspending is reduced spending. Although it isn't being said in as many words, the trouble we are in is an aspect of overspending. But, paradoxically, the solution is not only to spend more, but to spend it quickly.

Kathryn Lopez | January 18, 2008

Seventeen magazine is a great gift to the youth of our nation. Before the magazine's February issue, our nation's adolescent girls were in danger of "accidentally" falling into pregnancy, or so their cover implies.

Amanda Carpenter | January 18, 2008

Three United States senators are still campaigning for their party’s nomination for President, but who are their Senate colleagues pulling for?

Amanda Carpenter | January 18, 2008

The Department of Homeland Security will tighten identification requirements to cross the border, despite opposition from Democrats in Congress, by the end of this month.

Ed Feulner | January 18, 2008

The presidential campaigns have boiled down to one word: “change.” Candidates from both parties insist they’re agents of “change.” Elect me, each says, and our government and our country will be better.

John McCaslin | January 18, 2008

"Interesting discussion with one of my clients in Texas," a leading political observer in Washington tells Inside the Beltway. "Topic was that Bill Clinton is treating this election as his third, and that the missus looks far less presidential."

Rich Galen | January 18, 2008

Two states take their turns in the batter's box tomorrow: South Carolina hosts the Republican Primary (the Dems have their primary here a week later), and Nevada which will hold its Republican and Democratic caucuses.

Mike Gallagher | January 18, 2008

In an effort to pander to potential voters in an act that was reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s demented drawl reading a Negro spiritual in front of a black congregation, Gov. Mike Huckabee, stumping for votes in South Carolina, said something on national television this week that was positively astounding.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 18, 2008

level, charging that Obama can’t win.

John Hawkins | January 18, 2008

The problem Ron Paul and Chuck Hagel have is not truly that they're disagreeing with most of their fellow Republicans, it's that they're disagreeable fellows who’ve adopted the offensive rhetoric of the Left.

Thomas Sowell | January 18, 2008

The stakes are too high to do anything other than select the best person available, even if none of the candidates seems ideal.

Brent Bozell | January 18, 2008

The concept of "sex education" has been a stomping ground for controversy for at least 50 years, probably as long as the apostles of "openness" have argued that parents in general do a terrible job of talking birds and bees.

Mike Adams | January 18, 2008

I’m getting sick and tired of young drivers with cell phones. Just a couple of nights ago some kid who was parked next to me took several minutes to pull out of a parking space while he was trying to send a text message.

Jonah Goldberg | January 18, 2008

The Republican race hasn't exactly followed any of the scripts laid out for it. His win in his home-state Michigan primary notwithstanding, Mitt Romney has been hacked apart like the Black Knight in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

David Limbaugh | January 18, 2008

The main reason the conventional wisdom is being shattered in the primaries is that conservative voters, so far, have not been persuaded there is an electable, reliable conservative in the race.

Mona Charen | January 18, 2008

As Republican primary and caucus voters conspire to deny the party a front-runner -- one state for you, another for you, and a third for the other guy -- some observers have speculated that the party doesn't quite know its own identity.

Oliver North | January 18, 2008

Here in "Cheesehead" country, where Green Bay Packers fans go to Lambeau Field with snow shovels, military recruiting never has been much of a problem -- until now.

Pat Buchanan | January 18, 2008

It is not Reaganism that is being repudiated in the GOP primaries, it is Bushism and its fruits.

Linda Chavez | January 18, 2008

The nasty bickering on the subject of race between Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama got me thinking about the true legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Rich Tucker | January 18, 2008

There’s something different about this year’s presidential campaign. It’s not just the front-loaded process or the wide-open nature of the primaries. What’s different is the relentless focus on “change.”

Charles Krauthammer | January 18, 2008

The real problem with Clinton's statement on Dr. Martin Luther King was the implied historical analogy -- that the subordinate position King held in relation to Lyndon Johnson.

George Will | January 18, 2008

In 2004, one of John McCain's closest associates, John Weaver, spoke to John Kerry about the possibility of McCain running as Kerry's vice presidential running mate.

Kathleen Parker | January 18, 2008

As Democrats revel in the riches of diversity, they must also wonder at the cosmic alignment that produced both a minority and a woman as viable candidates.

Karin Agness | January 18, 2008

While political analysts too often divide the electorate into tiny monolithic voting blocks for nothing more than the ease of discussion, the Iowa, New Hampshire and Michigan primaries reveal that the “youth vote” really does matter.

Burt Prelutsky | January 18, 2008

Some years ago, I was a movie reviewer. I started out at UCLA, reviewing for the Daily Bruin, and then moved on to be the first critic for Los Angeles magazine. All told, I stuck it out for about a dozen years.

Thu, Jan 17, 2008

Michael Reagan | January 17, 2008

Make no mistake about it, you are paying exorbitant prices at the gas pump solely because the environmental terrorists and their Democrat allies in Congress have all but shut down our domestic oil production while refusing to allow the exploration and creation of new sources of this resource so vital to our economic health.

Rich Lowry | January 17, 2008

Huckabee's appeal so far has been limited exclusively to evangelicals, yet the press has taken him seriously as a new populist force in the Republican Party who could at any moment "break out" to appeal to lower-income voters.

Mike Huckabee | January 17, 2008

On January 14, Frank Pastore wrote an open letter Mike Huckabee Titled: “Dear Huck: You’ve Won Our Hearts, Now Win Our Minds Too.” Here's Mike Huckabee's Response.

Herb London | January 17, 2008

Russell Jacoby author of The Last Intellectuals contends on the pages of The Chronicle Review 1/11/08 that “the fate of public intellectuals today allows no neat and certain answers.”

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 17, 2008

The Democratic nomination for president will likely be decided by the subtle pulls of ego against duty that tug at the conscience of John Edwards.

Amanda Carpenter | January 17, 2008

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the constitutionality of charges brought against Republican Sen. Larry Craig for soliciting sex in the men’s bathroom of a Minneapolis airport.

Cliff May | January 17, 2008

Seventy-five years ago next month, the Oxford Union debated the following resolution: "That this House will in no circumstances fight for its King and Country." The motion passed 275 votes to 153.

Ross Mackenzie | January 17, 2008

When they start throwing words like “moderate” and “bipartisan” at you, the best thing to do is duck. Let’s begin with a semantics lesson and some facts.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | January 17, 2008

With Governor Mitt Romney’s win in Michigan, the Republican nomination battle is wide open. A different man has won each of the first three contests, and none of the prospective GOP standard bearers is an odds-on favorite. In fact, we believe to that for any of these men to be successful they will need to look to a special woman for help. That woman is Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Chuck Colson | January 17, 2008

In my new just-released book, The Faith, I argue that the two greatest challenges to the Christian worldview come from radical Islam and extreme secularism. Almost on cue, recent events in Europe have conspired to illustrate the point.

Hugh Hewitt | January 17, 2008

John McCain is running as an anti-conservative. As a result he has failed in the first four contests to win even a plurality of Republican votes cast, and now the primaries enter the contests where only Republicans can vote.

Diana West | January 17, 2008

The year is 1942. The place, the Pentagon. A Berlin-born aide to the U.S. deputy secretary of Defense has learned that a military intelligence officer has read Hitler's "Mein Kampf."

Victor Davis Hanson | January 17, 2008

It is no wonder that conservative leaders — especially the current crop of Republican presidential hopefuls — now constantly evoke Ronald Reagan’s successful presidency.

Larry Elder | January 17, 2008

A question I commonly get: I don't think these kids really know the difference and just vote for a candidate because he is young, or female, etc. Can you help?

Ken Blackwell | January 17, 2008

In the waning days of the Bush Administration, Justice Department lawyers have filed a curious amicus brief in the DC gun ban case before the US Supreme Court. The attorneys took a middle-of-the-road approach to Second Amendment freedoms.

Cal Thomas | January 17, 2008

Thirty-five years after the Supreme Court unilaterally struck down state laws restricting abortion, the cost of that decision continues to increase our moral deficit.

Suzanne Fields | January 17, 2008

When Al Gore chose Joe Lieberman as his running mate, Jews were elated -- and scared. Many worried that if he said or did anything wrong, everyone would blame the Jews.

Debra J. Saunders | January 17, 2008

A washed-up old warrior? McCain deserves more respect for risking his life in Vietnam and enduring five years in a Vietnamese POW camp, as he refused his captors offer to free him.

Matt Towery | January 17, 2008

I've got to hand it to Barack Obama. His team managed to take mangled words from Bill and Hillary Clinton and create an explosive racial divide just in time for some major southern primaries.

Donald Lambro | January 17, 2008

Speculation is growing that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has been polling in all 50 states, is preparing to run for president this year as an independent.

Rebecca Hagelin | January 17, 2008

If there's one thing the American experiment proves, it's the power of freedom to transform lives. If you let people control their own destinies, there's no limit to what they can achieve.

Steve Chapman | January 17, 2008

In the best of times, most members of Congress are to fiscal irresponsibility what alcoholics are to the bottle -- unable to resist even though they know they should.

William Rusher | January 17, 2008

No discussion about possible presidential nominees gets far without the words "vice president" turning up. Don't kid yourself that the vice presidency is too trivial a post to contend for.

George Will | January 17, 2008

For decades, liberals, believing that "self-esteem" is a universal entitlement that is endangered by nearly universal insensitivity, have striven to make everybody exquisitely sensitive to slights.

Robert Novak | January 17, 2008

With Barack Obama nipping at her heels in Iowa, Hillary Clinton went on the state's public television Dec. 14 to say: "I've been vetted. ... There are no surprises."

Marvin Olasky | January 17, 2008

Some GOP conservatives worry that a President Mike Huckabee would be like George W. Bush in domestic policy, not using his constitutional power to restrain government spending.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 17, 2008

With the leading candidates for the Democratic nomination charging each other with racial bigotry, I think it is safe to observe that 2008 will not be a progressive year in the Democratic Party.

Wed, Jan 16, 2008

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 16, 2008

The Republican Party is simply not used to selecting a nominee without having it imposed from above.

William F. Buckley | January 16, 2008

Sebastian Mallaby, a journalist for The Washington Post, writes to formulate, or rather reformulate, the complaint we are entitled to make on the matter of our primary practices.

Maggie Gallagher | January 16, 2008

Not all the Democrats' and independents' votes in Michigan were enough to canonize John McCain, who barreled through Dearborn and Detroit congratulating himself for nobly ignoring voters' real concerns.

Ann Coulter | January 16, 2008

One clue that Romney is our strongest candidate is the fact that Democrats keep viciously attacking him while expressing their deep respect for Mike Huckabee and John McCain.

Jon Sanders | January 16, 2008

When Reagan said in his First Inaugural Address, "Government isn't the solution to our problem; government is the problem," he believed it to his deepest core.

Matt Kibbe | January 16, 2008

Early next week, Republicans in Congress face a decision that will say much about the party’s future direction on spending discipline. There there will be a rare open seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

Dan Gainor | January 16, 2008

Up or down? Nobody really knows, if you’re talking about the economy. The public has to be confused as the media over-predict downturns and gas price spikes but lack accuracy.

Paul Weyrich | January 16, 2008

On January 11 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its final regulations for minimum security standards for state-issued drivers’ licenses and identification cards under the REAL ID Law passed by Congress in 2005.

Robert Knight | January 16, 2008

Why was Good Morning America unprepared when Keaton dropped the f-bomb during her interview Tuesday with Diane Sawyer, who giggled and suggested that Keaton’s mother might want to use a bar of soap on her mouth (wink, wink).

Amanda Carpenter | January 16, 2008

The Democratic National Committee has formally stepped into a burgeoning battle between the Nevada teacher unions and the Nevada Democratic Party.

Rich Galen | January 16, 2008

Mitt Romney's resounding victory in Michigan last night has thrown the Blathering Class deep to their Pinot Noirs and Grigios looking for truth and guidance.

John McCaslin | January 16, 2008

We turn to the office of the Secretary of the Senate to make sense of all the upcoming "sessions" now on the calendar for the new "second session" of the 110th Congress.

Amanda Carpenter | January 16, 2008

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton called truce over the “race card” and the “gender card,” but the new “fear card” was introduced last night at the Las Vegas Democratic presidential debate.

Michelle Malkin | January 16, 2008

I need a man. A man who can say "No." A man who rejects Big Nanny government. A man who thinks being president doesn't mean playing Santa Claus. A man who won't panic in the face of economic pain.

John Stossel | January 16, 2008

Markets provide miracles that we take for granted. Clean, well-lighted supermarkets sell 30,000 products. Starvation has largely vanished from countries where private property and economic freedom are permitted.

Walter E. Williams | January 16, 2008

You say, "Hey, Williams, what's wrong with saving energy, reducing our carbon footprint and stopping global warming?" Before you get too enthused over governmental energy-saving efforts, you might ponder what's down the road.

Jonah Goldberg | January 16, 2008

Over the last week, the Obama camp has tried to suggest, insinuate, whisper or wink that the Clintons are somehow racist. Obama's staff sent out a memo compiling some quotes that allegedly demonstrate the "racial insensitivity" of Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Tony Blankley | January 16, 2008

I confess that, at a petty and vindictive level, it is vastly amusing to watch Hillary and Bill Clinton fight with Barack Obama about whether they are racist or not.

Ben Shapiro | January 16, 2008

Bush is no fool. He recognizes better than any president in recent memory that the Palestinian Arabs do not desire peace -- that they are, in fact, the world's most ardent supporters of anti-Western terrorism.

Terry Jeffrey | January 16, 2008

Last week, I wrote that Barack Obama, as an Illinois state senator, opposed a bill to define as a "person" a fully born baby who survived an abortion.

Austin Bay | January 16, 2008

In December 2006, the government of newly inaugurated Mexican President Felipe Calderon decided to treat the problem posed by Mexico's drug cartels as a military as well as criminal challenge.

Ed Feulner | January 16, 2008

Every January, there’s new proof that competition forces everyone involved to get better. That’s when millions of Americans tune in to the NFL playoffs, where only the best teams advance.

Jacob Sullum | January 16, 2008

Ron Paul is not just a rare politician. The Texas Republican's combination of principle and plainspokenness, which has helped his presidential campaign break fund-raising records while attracting a strikingly diverse and enthusiastic crowd.

Kathleen Parker | January 16, 2008

It's not about race or gender, we keep hearing from the Democratic front-runners. Except of course it is about race and gender, even though both should be rendered irrelevant by virtue of the candidates' participation in the game.

Michael Medved | January 16, 2008

Hillary Clinton’s controversial comments about Martin Luther King exposed one of the worst aspects of contemporary liberalism: its preference for governmental remedies for every imaginable human problem, and taxpayer support for every worthwhile national endeavor.

Tue, Jan 15, 2008

Amanda Carpenter | January 15, 2008

In Michigan primary where only her name, Chris Dodd, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich and “uncommitted” were on the Democratic ballot, Hillary Clinton earned 56 of the vote.

Amanda Carpenter | January 15, 2008

In his concession speech, McCain suggested Romney’s victory was partially due to his familial ties to Michigan. Romney’s father once governed the state and on the campaign trail Romney has reminded voters he grew up in Michigan.

Paul Weyrich | January 15, 2008

With the Presidential election campaign well underway and many important state primaries within three weeks, few people have thought about Congress.

Janice Shaw Crouse | January 15, 2008

The left argues that public policy should be formulated to free teens from the consequences of their mistakes and taxpayer funds should be used to achieve that impossible goal.

David Strom | January 15, 2008

William Ross Wallace famously declared in a poem extolling the virtues of motherhood that "the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world."

John McCaslin | January 15, 2008

Former New York Republican Sen. Alfonse D'Amato is offering some advice on the importance of neighborhoods to eight architectural-design teams competing in a new History Channel series.

Richard H. Collins | January 15, 2008

If history has taught us anything, it is that being a Clinton means it is never your fault. Not surprisingly, Hillary’s presidential campaign continues the Clinton tradition of blaming others for your problems.

Sandy Froman | January 15, 2008

The Bush administration missed a golden opportunity to stand up for the Second Amendment when it filed a Supreme Court brief that only gives lukewarm support to gun rights.

Thomas Sowell | January 15, 2008

It was front-page news on the January 14th issue of the San Francisco Chronicle that blacks by the tens of thousands have left the San Francisco Bay area since the 1990 census.

David Limbaugh | January 15, 2008

Hillary is playing with fire on the race issue. What ground she gained by playing the gender card while denying it, she might lose by playing the race card while denying it.

Cal Thomas | January 15, 2008

Since 1937, there have been 18 formal attempts by commissions, conferences, resolutions, summits and other gatherings to persuade the Jewish lamb to lie down with the Arab lion. All have failed.

Dennis Prager | January 15, 2008

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, in explaining his state's abolition of the death penalty, announced that he knew "from my heart and from my soul" that no murderer should be put to death.

Pat Buchanan | January 15, 2008

Since it began to give credit ratings to nations in 1917, Moody's has rated the United Statesw triple-A. U.S. Treasury bonds have been seen as the most secure investment on earth.

Debra J. Saunders | January 15, 2008

On "Meet the Press" Sunday, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton repeated her bogus claim that she voted for the Iraq War resolution because she thought it was "a vote to put inspectors back in to determine what threat Saddam Hussein did, in fact, pose."

Charles Hill | January 15, 2008

To ensure that our successes in Afghanistan are not reversed, Mayor Rudy Giuliani has called for a “surge” in Afghanistan. This would be different from the successful “surge” in Iraq, but it will achieve a similar goal.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 15, 2008

There seem to be many busybodies who believe that "the village," i.e., government functionaries, should make major decisions about the upbringing of children, including what they are taught and how they are medicated.

Bill Murchison | January 15, 2008

So, why not a woman for president? Why not a black? Why not a sclerotic, left-handed tin-typist from Fargo, N.D. -- so long as the individual in question served our national purposes?

Chuck Norris | January 15, 2008

Our country is definitely in a cultural fight for its life. And what's at stake is the very heart and core of America — our Founders' dreams and our way of life.

Mon, Jan 14, 2008

Douglas MacKinnon | January 14, 2008

“Hate her!” So said actress and liberal activist Susan Sarandon a few years ago about fellow liberal Hillary Clinton.

Rich Lowry | January 14, 2008

The housing market is caught in a downward spiral that might last the rest of this year, and banks are struggling under a staggering burden of bad loans that has created a severe credit crunch.

Paul Weyrich | January 14, 2008

Conservatives may be surprised to hear that for over 50 years they have been successful in stopping the growth of big government. Going all the way to the early 1950s Federal spending has hovered in a fairly narrow band around 20% of GDP.

Janet M. LaRue | January 14, 2008

Most of us won’t allow a hairstylist to “change” our do without an in-depth explanation. But a lot of us are buying into undefined promises of “change” from presidential contenders.

Craig Shirley | January 14, 2008

No one will ever know for sure, but given his principles and intellectual courage, one could imagine why Reagan might also have found fault with the “Marriage Amendment” to the Constitution supported by some Republicans.

Bill Steigerwald | January 14, 2008

One of several things Democrat John O. Norquist became famous for during his four terms as mayor of Milwaukee was his enthusiastic implementation of a school-voucher system for his city.

Amanda Carpenter | January 14, 2008

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have competing billion dollar proposals to prevent recession, but neither included ways to offset the spending in their plans.

Amanda Carpenter | January 14, 2008

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

Frank Gaffney | January 14, 2008

There is something surreal about the spectacle of President Bush touring the Persian Gulf. It calls to mind the signature line of Mad Magazine’s mascot, Alfred E. Neuman: “What, me worry?”

Frank Pastore | January 14, 2008

I can say, along with millions of Americans, that Mike Huckabee has won our hearts. Now, he must close the deal and win our minds.

Rich Galen | January 14, 2008

As I was back home in Your Nation's Capital for a quick change of laundry and a Sunday show, all the chatter over the weekend was "What if…?

John McCaslin | January 14, 2008

President Bush's comment Saturday that it's "fine with me" if U.S. military generals recommend no more U.S. troop reductions in Iraq beyond those already planned to take effect this spring, reminds us of the humorous birthday card.

Suzanne Fields | January 14, 2008

Bickering, not debating, is what modern politicians do best. Consider the Thursday night Republican debate in South Carolina. Fred Thompson accused Mike Huckabee of threatening the Reagan coalition.

Paul Greenberg | January 14, 2008

What was the significance, if any, of this whole New Hampshire blur? I have no idea, and I'm not sure it matters. Because the more things change, the more confusingly the same they remain.

Burt Prelutsky | January 14, 2008

One of the obvious differences between Democrats and Republicans is the role that religion plays in their presidential campaigns.

Robert Novak | January 14, 2008

Two days before his decisive victory in New Hampshire, John McCain was asked by Tim Russert on NBC's "Meet the Press": "Do you believe that voting against the Bush tax cuts was a mistake?"

John Hawkins | January 14, 2008

The rapid rise of John McCain, the man who has done more to thwart Reagan conservatives than any other Republican over the last few years, is evidence that Rollins is right -- or at a minimum, evidence that movement conservatives have been marginalized in the Republican Party.

Star Parker | January 14, 2008

The opportunity for Republicans to hold onto the presidency in 2008 is far better than what conventional punditry would have us believe.

Carol Platt Liebau | January 14, 2008

As Hillary uses every sniffle and lecture to bring her one step closer to the job she’s yearned for so fiercely and so long, it would be good if she thought about the kind of trail she’s blazing for the next female presidential hopeful, Democrat or Republican.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | January 14, 2008

Unfortunately, while the ink was still drying on my column and the Clintons were celebrating their victory in New Hampshire, the dying carcass of race-based politics reared its ugly head again.

Mike Adams | January 14, 2008

I’m sick and tired of getting propaganda from leaders of the diversity movement at my university.

Dinesh D'Souza | January 14, 2008

Isn't it remarkable that atheists, who did virtually nothing to oppose slavery, condemn Christians, who are the ones who abolished it?

Sun, Jan 13, 2008

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 13, 2008

John McCain is starting to look like the candidate to beat for the GOP nomination. Not long ago, he was dismissed, unable to compete with Rudy Giuliani's star power.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 13, 2008

While Obama and Clinton wrestle and the four Republican candidates face one another, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s shadow increasingly falls over their playing field.

Paul Jacob | January 13, 2008

When the children in Congress misbehave, maybe it's best just to ignore them.

George Will | January 13, 2008

The first year of the 2008 campaign -- think about that -- has clearly established that the Republican Party's prospects are cloudy. Mike Huckabee has finished first and third, John McCain fourth and first, Romney second twice.

Austin Hill | January 13, 2008

Pardon me - - have you seen President Clinton lately? I’m referring to former President Clinton - - not the would-be, wanna-be, possible future Prez.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | January 13, 2008

A few days ago, while I was telling my children a story to convey a lesson, Maggie, my oldest child, asked me if the story was real, or a tall tale. She explained to me that she was learning about tall tales in school, and that tall tales had an element of truth, but were made-up.

Paul Greenberg | January 13, 2008

Just about the best thing I've heard about Mike Huckabee's largely empty grasp of foreign affairs is that he's been conferring with John Bolton, the country's decidedly former ambassador to the United Nations.

Jerry Agar | January 13, 2008

Your letter indicated that, as you have nanny-stater John Edwards in North Carolina and I have nanny-stater Barack Obama here in Illinois both running for president, we engage in a cross-country rivalry to see which of us can lose the biggest by having “our” candidate take the Democratic nomination.

Salena Zito | January 13, 2008

Not much is certain in politics. Not exit polls, forecasts or punditry. Yet one thing that is for certain, coming out of New Hampshire, is that the 2008 presidential race remains very much up in the air.

Robert Bluey | January 13, 2008

Members of Congress return to Washington this week $4,100 richer. During their three-week vacation, the annual cost-of-living adjustment kicked in, bringing the salary of a congressman to $169,300.