Sun, Feb 10, 2008

David Stokes | February 10, 2008

Against the backdrop of the current trend of roller-coaster/whiplash politics, I venture a few thoughts making a case that it really aint over until the formerly fat guy sings.

Paul Jacob | February 10, 2008

Which is worse, idiotic tyranny or tyrannical idiocy?

Sat, Feb 09, 2008

Larry Kudlow | February 09, 2008

Some things in life are quite simple. Here’s one of them: Sen. John McCain is going to be our next president.

Rich Tucker | February 09, 2008

History tends to forgive the leader who gets the big thing right and a lot of little things wrong.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 09, 2008

Is Hillary Clinton bi-coastal? Can she win in America's heartland?

Michael Barone | February 09, 2008

Well, Super Tuesday is over, and now we have two major party presidential nominees. That's the lead sentence I thought five weeks ago I'd be writing for this column.

Pat Buchanan | February 09, 2008

What [McCain] said essentially was this. We have fought each other in the past, and we have fought side by side. And I admit to having made my share of mistakes. But if we do not work together, we lose the presidency. And if we lose the presidency, your causes will be lost, as well as my last chance to be president.

Robert Novak | February 09, 2008

Sen. John McCain's managers, fearing an unfavorable reaction at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Thursday, wanted to precede his speech with a video of Ronald Reagan praising McCain.

Fri, Feb 08, 2008

Michael Gerson | February 08, 2008

The attacks of movement conservatives -- particularly the talk radio and blogging crowd -- on John McCain have reached a shrill, off-key crescendo.

Amanda Carpenter | February 08, 2008

Best-selling author and columnist Ann Coulter elaborated to Conservative Political Action Conference participants why she said she would campaign for Democrat Hillary Clinton for president over Republican John McCain.

Kathryn Lopez | February 08, 2008

Hillary Clinton has a man problem. And this time its bigger than just Bill. Take a look at the exit polls coming out of the primaries thus far. Men are going for Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton.

Rich Galen | February 08, 2008

With the exit of Gov. Mitt Romney there is no doubt that Sen. John McCain will be the Republican nominee.

Janice Shaw Crouse | February 08, 2008

The big message out of the suspension of Governor Romney’s campaign for President is the people’s revolt against the punditry that shoved his candidacy down their throats.

Mike Gallagher | February 08, 2008

The obsession that liberals have with global warming has gotten so out of hand that they sound like a bunch of mental patients in an asylum.

Brent Bozell | February 08, 2008

It's tempting to root for the writer's strike in Hollywood to continue since it's resulted in a slowdown in stylized depravity. But it's never that easy.

Jonah Goldberg | February 08, 2008

Look at the Democrats. Listen to the discussion about their strategies. Hillary needs to win more blacks and men. Obama must capture more Hispanics and peel away more white women.

David Limbaugh | February 08, 2008

What mortal sins have conservative McCain critics committed? Oh, they've stuck to their conservative principles, fighting for the values they believe in and refusing, prematurely, to surrender.

Mona Charen | February 08, 2008

I posted a squib on the National Review website about a robo call I received from John McCain (Virginia's primary is Tuesday). The call stressed that he would, if elected, be a down-the-line limited government conservative.

Oliver North | February 08, 2008

When it sailed from Simon's Bay near Cape Town, South Africa, on Feb. 25, 1852, under the command of Capt. Robert Salmond, the British paddle wheel frigate HMS Birkenhead was loaded with more than 640 men, women and children.

Suzanne Fields | February 08, 2008

John McCain is a New York Giant, not a New England Patriot. He has never come close to a perfect season, but like Eli Manning, he believes he can do it even if nobody else does.

Diana West | February 08, 2008

Something went by in a blur on the road to Super Tuesday. The National Journal ranked Sen. Barack Obama the No. 1 liberal U.S. senator of 2007. Sen. Hillary Clinton came in somewhat less left-wing at No. 16.

Linda Chavez | February 08, 2008

The bitter squabbling on the right over the presidential nomination has now entered a dangerous phase. Politics is about winning elections, not winning prizes for ideological purity.

Paul Greenberg | February 08, 2008

It's a snap commenting on yesterday's elections the morning after. The hard part is saying something about the elections before the results are in, which is when this column is being written.

Paul Greenberg | February 08, 2008

Memo to the nation: We really do need a better schedule of presidential primaries, one that tests the candidates over time, not in just a series of uncoordinated jump starts.

Burt Prelutsky | February 08, 2008

Admittedly, it’s a little late to make resolutions for 2008, but seeing as I only make them for other people, I don’t think the same time constraints are in order.

Kathleen Parker | February 08, 2008

Kamikaze Republicans -- those who say they'll never vote for John McCain because he isn't conservative enough -- may get what they deserve.

Larry Kudlow | February 08, 2008

Charlie Plosser, president of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank, warned this week about the risks of inflation, overly aggressive interest-rate cuts and further damage being done to the Fed's credibility. I agree with Plosser.

Charles Krauthammer | February 08, 2008

On Super Tuesday, John McCain secured the Republican nomination. How did that happen? Simple. In the absence of a compelling conservative, the Republican electorate turned to the apostate sheriff.

Michael Franc | February 08, 2008

His State of the Union address began with a focus on our government’s foremost responsibility -- national security.

John Hawkins | February 08, 2008

I keep hearing conservatives say that if John McCain is the nominee -- and barring a miracle, he will be at this point -- that they're going to sit out the election or even vote for the Democratic nominee because of "conservative principles."

Thu, Feb 07, 2008

Michael Reagan | February 07, 2008

The bottom line here is that John McCain had better start giving better speeches and tell us what his vision is for America, and how he plans to get us there, and how he needs our help.

Larry Kudlow | February 07, 2008

Charlie Plosser, president of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank, warned this week about the risks of inflation, overly aggressive interest-rate cuts, and further damage being done to the Fed’s credibility. I agree with Plosser.

Rich Lowry | February 07, 2008

The question now is whether the enhanced security will harden into -- in a phrase the U.S. military uses often now -- "irreversible momentum" that will make the second liberation more enduring than the first, even as the U.S. begins to draw down the additional brigades of the surge.

Ann Coulter | February 07, 2008

Nominating McCain is the gesture of a desperate party.

La Shawn Barber | February 07, 2008

Democrats, seen as the civil rights party, supported slavery, opposed civil rights legislation, instituted the "Black Codes," and created the Jim Crow system.

John McCain | February 07, 2008

Today, February 7th, John McCain addressed CPAC with the following remarks to conservative activists.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | February 07, 2008

The pop singer Madonna began singing "Material Girl" in 1985 and now, 23 years later, we can still hear it playing over again, echoing in our minds…

Michelle Malkin | February 07, 2008

"Quo vadis," conservatives? It's the ancient, apocryphal question the apostle Peter asked Jesus while fleeing persecution in Rome. Where are you going? Where do we go from here?

Ben Shapiro | February 07, 2008

Super Tuesday was certainly super for Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama. The less-than-one-term senator proved he was more than a flash in the pan with big wins.

Brian Fitzpatrick | February 07, 2008

By focusing on race, class and gender voting, journalists are driving us apart, not bringing us together.

Hugh Hewitt | February 07, 2008

Talk radio is under assault. Again. So is Bill Belichick. Both will survive and prosper. (Though as a Cleveland Browns fan, I'd have greatly preferred the latter to have begun his run of success a few years earlier.)

Robert Knight | February 07, 2008

I’m often asked what I think of coach Bob Knight. Usually, this happens after someone confuses me with him, which is kind of odd. He is at least an inch taller and has a head full of white hair.

Cliff May | February 07, 2008

Among conservatives, there is now much wailing and gnashing of teeth over the likelihood that John McCain will become the Republican candidate for president.

Chuck Colson | February 07, 2008

A few years ago, novelist Anne Rice, famous for her vampire stories, recommitted herself to her Catholic faith. She then announced that she was dedicating her writing talents to Christ.

Victor Davis Hanson | February 07, 2008

In this weird presidential campaign, almost everything has turned out opposite from what pollsters and pundits predicted. Even Super Tuesday proved not-so-super, and things are still not quite settled in either party race.

Larry Elder | February 07, 2008

Some suggestions for the next Democratic debate moderator.

Ken Blackwell | February 07, 2008

Today is the most important day for Senator McCain. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. That maxim must guide Senator McCain’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference today.

Cal Thomas | February 07, 2008

The cost of war has been largely borne by the American taxpayer, while the benefits of success in Iraq and Afghanistan will reach far beyond the borders of those countries to the world.

Debra J. Saunders | February 07, 2008

As Team Romney talked up the prospect of a Romney surge leading up to Super Tuesday, I envisioned my worst nightmare: A Hillary Clinton/Mitt Romney contest.

Matt Towery | February 07, 2008

During the 2000 presidential election, I had a heated television interview with John McCain. It was about his contention that the C130 aircraft, used as our nation's primary means of moving military equipment and supplies, should be phased out.

Donald Lambro | February 07, 2008

Hillary Clinton has vowed throughout her presidential campaign to raise taxes on the richest Americans, but now the New York senator says she will postpone the tax hikes until the economy recovers.

Rebecca Hagelin | February 07, 2008

As I turn the perfect seashell over and over, studying the intricate patterns of design and color, I marvel at the miracle in my hands.

Michael Steele | February 07, 2008

Ronald Reagan's successes were in large part due to his ability to focus on those things that unite us. He didn't try to divide the American people along philosophical or political lines.

William Rusher | February 07, 2008

The race for the Republican presidential nomination has effectively settled down to a two-man battle between John McCain and Mitt Romney. At the moment, McCain probably deserves the title of "the front-runner."

Marvin Olasky | February 07, 2008

The conservatocracy is up in arms over whether John McCain, purportedly a "liberal," will be able to hold onto conservative voters concerned about immigration.

Robert Novak | February 07, 2008

Mississippi's top two Republicans took sharply different views of Sen. John McCain as he moved toward their party's presidential nomination.

George Will | February 07, 2008

Forewarned, Democrats now are forearmed -- not that they will necessarily make sensible use of the gift. Tuesday's voting armed Democratic voters with the name of the candidate that their nominee will face in the fall.

Salena Zito | February 07, 2008

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ended his Republican presidential bid Thursday, acknowledging that he didn't want to split the party by helping the political opposition during the war on terror, calling it the campaign's key issue.

Salena Zito | February 07, 2008

The road to the White House could run through Pennsylvania, Gov. Ed Rendell says.

Michelle Malkin | February 07, 2008

The contest for the GOP presidential nomination is over. The conservative movement is not.

Wed, Feb 06, 2008

Ashley Herzog | February 06, 2008

By all measures, Hillary Clinton has an excellent chance of becoming America’s first woman president.

Thomas Sowell | February 06, 2008

The other day, a reader e-mailed me to ask for an explanation of the gold standard. He had heard it advocated in one of the political speeches.

Richard H. Collins | February 06, 2008

Instead of an exciting “national primary” that would bring clarity and momentum to a thus far muddy and unpredictable race for the Democratic nomination, Super Tuesday brought a rather anti-climatic draw.

Michael Gerson | February 06, 2008

The largest political story of the past year has not been the struggle for conservative self-definition, or the racially charged fight between Clintonistas and other Democrats.

Paul Weyrich | February 06, 2008

The much anticipated Super Tuesday has come and gone. Surprisingly, it did little to reveal who the next President of the United States may be. Nor do the results clearly anticipate a winner for the Democratic nomination.

Michael Medved | February 06, 2008

With John McCain drawing inexorably closer to locking up the Republican nomination for President of the United States, his ability to unite the party will depend on the proper classification of the struggle he hopes to win.

Michelle Malkin | February 06, 2008

The troop-bashers in Berkeley are at it once more. But this time, the rest of America lashed back. Message to the Left Coast: It's not the 1960s anymore.

John Stossel | February 06, 2008

Do you want to rescue an abandoned child and give him a loving home? Don't even try, says the U.S. State Department.

Walter E. Williams | February 06, 2008

It's not easy being me. I'm disturbed by statements that many Americans accept or don't question that are ludicrous, if not crazy.

Brent Bozell | February 06, 2008

There's one little three-syllable word that has been left out of most of the Democratic primary coverage on the TV: "liberal."

Jonah Goldberg | February 06, 2008

You do know Churchill was make-believe, right? That, at least, is what nearly a quarter of British teens recently told pollsters for the British TV channel UKTV Gold. Meanwhile, 58 percent thought Sherlock Holmes was real.

Tony Blankley | February 06, 2008

Assuming John McCain gets the GOP nomination, it will show how whimsical history can be.

Terry Jeffrey | February 06, 2008

Were a family to go out and borrow $455,000 on an adjustable interest rate to buy a big second home with no idea where they were going to get the money to pay it off, they would justifiably be seen as fools.

Austin Bay | February 06, 2008

Thank Serbia's electorate -- at least 50.5 percent of them -- as Serbia's current president, Boris Tadic, narrowly defeated "ultra-nationalist" Tomislav Nikolic.

Ed Feulner | February 06, 2008

“Lead, follow or get out of the way,” the saying goes. Unfortunately, the U.S. is refusing to lead on one crucial issue. And it could prove costly for us all.

Jacob Sullum | February 06, 2008

Last August, panicked at the prospect of an imminent terrorist attack that could be averted only by granting the executive branch new surveillance powers, Congress passed the Protect America Act.

Tue, Feb 05, 2008

Bill Murchison | February 05, 2008

A number of political conservatives have been beating up on John McCain as insufficiently conservative. It's fathomable, but just barely so.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 05, 2008

The USA Today headline on Monday said it all: "Obama Erases Clinton Lead." The press on the day before Super Tuesday has been the best that Obama could hope for.

Janice Shaw Crouse | February 05, 2008

One of the most detrimental influences on children in media is marketing, and that marketing extends far beyond the television screen or computer monitor.

Paul Weyrich | February 05, 2008

On Monday, February 4, President Bush released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2009, which begins October 1, 2008. The $3.1 trillion budget proposal, the first time in history the Federal Government will spend more than $3 trillion.

Janet M. LaRue | February 05, 2008

Journalists give their favorite candidates a pass when they play race, religion or gender cards, but jump on the rest.

Thor Tolo | February 05, 2008

Long before coaching the New England Patriots to 18 straight wins, but losing this year’s Super Bowl, the fiercely stubborn and occasionally boorish Bill Belichick delivered an emotional tribute.

Amanda Carpenter | February 05, 2008

While most national media is focused on today’s Super Tuesday action, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is raging against the Bush administration back in Washington.

John McCaslin | February 05, 2008

How big of a deal would it be if Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois emerged from today's Super Tuesday voting as the leading Democratic contender for the White House?

Thomas Sowell | February 05, 2008

The front-runners in both political parties -- that is, Hillary Clinton and John McCain -- are making "experience" their big talking point. But what kind of "experience"?

Mike Adams | February 05, 2008

There was a time when the important question of “when life begins” was in dispute. Now that films like “In the Womb” have become widely available to the public, visual evidence forces reasonable people to answer that question.

David Limbaugh | February 05, 2008

I suppose I could be accused of over-dramatizing, but I truly worry about the direction this nation is headed when contemplating a presidential race where the choices are liberal and liberal-light.

Cal Thomas | February 05, 2008

In human relationships, there is the flirtation stage, followed by what my grandparents called "courting" and, if that works out, marriage.

Dennis Prager | February 05, 2008

Many, perhaps even most, Democrats and Republicans are conflicted as to whom to vote for in the primaries. But the thinking of most Democrats and most Republicans could not be more different on this Super Tuesday.

Pat Buchanan | February 05, 2008

When John F. Kennedy ran for president in 1960, he talked of a new generation of Americans taking charge, of heading out bravely for a New Frontier. He did not call up the shades of FDR or Harry Truman, or go back 45 years to Woodrow Wilson.

Debra J. Saunders | February 05, 2008

It's one thing for Berkeley to pronounce U.S. troops, who put their lives on the line every day to defend America, as unwelcome. That's protected speech -- that signals Berkeley residents' disdain for U.S. troops.

Kathryn Lopez | February 05, 2008

It's long past time we got a political grip. Americans, Republicans especially, need a little perspective. In the days before Super Tuesday, as the race for the GOP nomination became John McCain's to lose, McCain continued his dishonorable attacks.

Frank Gaffney | February 05, 2008

Many in Washington recognize that the growing aggressiveness of Iran is a threat to U.S. interests in the region – from Iraq to Israel to the flow of oil through the Persian Gulf.

Kathleen Parker | February 05, 2008

The "what if" question is useful across the board as voters wrestle with identity politics. I don't mean to be flippant, but rather to suggest that we are more biased than we admit and that just possibly our bias interferes with judgment.

Chuck Norris | February 05, 2008

Where would Romney be right now if he were running on a financially level playing field with Mike Huckabee?

Mon, Feb 04, 2008

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 04, 2008

As we approach Super Tuesday, Barack Obama has been surging all week - closing the enormous gap he once faced in most key states. But his momentum has yet to carry him over the top.

Amanda Carpenter | February 04, 2008

This weeks “State of the Race” Feature will only look at “Tsunami Tuesday” polls conducted within the last week and features the poll’s projected winners.

Robert Knight | February 04, 2008

Except for diehard Patriots fans, most folks consider Super Bowl XLII a winner, with a nail-biting finish, record ratings, a fine halftime show with Tom Petty (for all those Boomers) and mostly tasteful, entertaining commercials.

Stuart Epperson | February 04, 2008

The possibilities for grave mischief to free speech are endless. Congress seldom writes clear laws but always leaves to agencies and departments the interpretation of the law, often resulting in unintended consequences.

Wynton Hall | February 04, 2008

How interesting that so many race-related political myths continue to be perpetuated by Democrats who know better.

Rich Lowry | February 04, 2008

Hillary Clinton might be losing Democratic voters to Barack Obama, but she has a stalwart cheering section that won't abandon her even as she slips in the polls: Republicans nearly everywhere.

Sandy Rios | February 04, 2008

I’ve heard all the objections, but I’ve examined his record and character, and I still think Governor Mike Huckabee is the best Republican nominee left in the field.

Gregg Jackson | February 04, 2008

I'm putting principle above what they're calling "party loyalty" these days. I'm putting inalienable rights endowed by our Creator above my friendships with other conservatives in the media.

William Perry Pendley | February 04, 2008

John Shuler of rural Dupuyer, Montana, heard grizzly bears outside his house; fearing they would kill his sheep, he grabbed his rifle and ran into the night.

Phyllis Schlafly | February 04, 2008

At the MSNBC Florida presidential debate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney posed a very significant question. "As we compete with China, how do we make sure that trade is done in a way that levels the playing field?"

John McCaslin | February 04, 2008

We're told John McCain, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are confirmed for this week's annual conservative powwow CPAC 2008, which kicks off Thursday at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington.

Rich Galen | February 04, 2008

I am not unaware that Tuesday is not just any Tuesday, but it is SUPER TUESDAY during which thousands of states will be holding winner-take-all, proportional, CD-by-CD, or some other formulation of primaries and/or caucuses.

Douglas MacKinnon | February 04, 2008

Are you a conservative? Have you been paying attention during this primary season? Are you aware that after this Tuesday, your voice, if not totally silenced, may be willingly, and even gleefully, disregarded in a calculated strategy to appeal to liberal, Democrat, independent, and Hispanic voters?

Suzanne Fields | February 04, 2008

Even conservatives, eager to conserve and protect the good things of the past, argue for improving things at home and abroad. But nobody wants to charge headlong into the unknown.

Paul Greenberg | February 04, 2008

Here, presented as an annual public service, are 50 personally endorsed ways to stay warm during these wintry days - and nights.

Donald Lambro | February 04, 2008

The prospect of John McCain all but clinching the GOP presidential nomination in Super Tuesday's primaries has certainly raised the anxiety level among conservative Republicans.

Burt Prelutsky | February 04, 2008

If he had thrown his hat in the ring, my first choice for president would have been Newt Gingrich, probably the smartest guy in politics. I still hope that whoever gets elected this November will make Gingrich his secretary of state.

Robert Novak | February 04, 2008

Terrence McAuliffe, the multimillionaire wheeler-dealer imposed by the Clintons on the Democratic National Committee as its chairman after the 2000 election, quickly paid back his benefactors.

Star Parker | February 04, 2008

Why does the black candidate want to keep race out of the discussion, and why has Clinton made such a point to keep it in?

Mike Adams | February 04, 2008

Recently, North Carolina State University celebrated the opening of its new Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Center.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | February 04, 2008

Whether by design or default, the evangelical vote will settle the question of who will be president.

Hank Adler | February 04, 2008

The Berkeley California City Council has stated that the U.S. Marines recruiting center is not welcome in the city “due to their discriminatory policy against gays and lesbians in the military”.

Deroy Murdock | February 04, 2008

Pick nearly any topic, and you will find the new and old Romneys as far apart as two pugilists in opposite corners of a boxing ring, ready to knock each other’s lights out.

Dinesh D'Souza | February 04, 2008

Remember when John McCain was proclaimed politically dead?

Sun, Feb 03, 2008

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | February 03, 2008

Hezbollah has been pushing for the legitimate Lebanese army and police to fall on their swords since the rioting ended last week.

Guy Benson | February 03, 2008

McCain will never be the youthful beacon of "hope" and "change" that Barack Obama has fashioned himself to be, but he may give the Democrats a run for their money with the youth vote.

David Stokes | February 03, 2008

With the torch being recently passed by the Kennedy family to a new generation of politicians, it remains to be seen just exactly what impact all of this will actually have on how people vote in the twenty-four primaries and caucuses scheduled for Super Tuesday.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | February 03, 2008

I don’t know about you, but I hate failure. I have never liked failure and I have often avoided playing games to prevent failure. On the rare occasions when I do play games, I usually pick games I think I will win.

Austin Hill | February 03, 2008

"Senator Kennedy's endorsement of Hillary Clinton's opponent in the Democratic presidential primary campaign has really hit women hard..." That was a direct quote taken from an official statement issued by the New York state chapter of the National Organization for Women

George Will | February 03, 2008

Although Americans are alarmed by the credit crisis currently convulsing the economy, they are sensibly placid about one consequence of the crisis.

Salena Zito | February 03, 2008

Barack Obama speaks in a clear style that almost always leaves his audience with a sense that he stands for something – which explains those comparisons with the last “Great Communicator,” Ronald Reagan.

Robert Bluey | February 03, 2008

Seven minutes into his final State of the Union address, President Bush declared war on earmarks. It took him seven years and came after significant expense to taxpayers, but it was a sign that official Washington might finally be waking up to the problems of pork-barrel politics.

Paul Jacob | February 03, 2008

When politicians proposition the voters on term limits, you know who's getting screwed.

Ken Connor | February 03, 2008

With his recent encouragement to Congress to ban human cloning, President Bush is sure to come under the fire of the scientific research community and a media that wants nothing to stand in the way of the progress of science towards "future cures."