Sun, Mar 02, 2008

Kevin McCullough | March 02, 2008

If William Jefferson Clinton was America's first "black" president, could it be that Barack Obama is positioning himself to be the nation's first "gay" president?

Sat, Mar 01, 2008

Doug Giles | March 01, 2008

When discussing what Christ would do in a given situation, it’s usually good to actually go to the gospels, read them and then draw conclusions.

Nick Nichols | March 01, 2008

A few weeks back I noted in my column that when times get tough, Americans will stop worrying about whether polar bears have enough ice and start asking whether those white, furry critters are edible.

Michael Barone | March 01, 2008

It's time to throw out that old map with the red states and blue states.

Jonah Goldberg | March 01, 2008

William F. Buckley died this week at the age of 82. He was, among other things, the founder of National Review and architect and leader of the modern American conservative movement.

Diana West | March 01, 2008

Transfixed by the two-candidate "horse race," maybe we didn't focus precisely on what happened in the home stretch of the last Democratic debate when Barack Obama tried to pick and nuance his way through a straight-ahead question.

Robert Novak | March 01, 2008

Supporters of Sen. Barack Obama concede that Sen. Hillary Clinton's aggressiveness rescued him from a serious blunder in last Tuesday's presidential debate at Cleveland.

William Perry Pendley | March 01, 2008

Recently, the Supreme Court has whittled away at the jurisdiction of the nation’s 250 tribal courts. In 1978, it ruled that tribal courts lack criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians.

Paul Kengor | March 01, 2008

I discovered William F. Buckley, Jr. in the late 1980s as an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh, where I was a pre-med student preparing for a career in organ transplantation.

Fri, Feb 29, 2008

Bob Burney | February 29, 2008

The big “buzz” in the American religious community is the recently released report from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

Michael Gerson | February 29, 2008

When Hillary Clinton sensed her presidential hopes beginning to slip away, she turned to an attack on Barack Obama's rhetoric.

David Strom | February 29, 2008

Hillary Clinton may have caused a stir in the early 90’s by embracing Michael Lerner’s “Politics of Meaning,” but it is the Barack Obama campaign that has been carrying the flag for this pernicious idea in 2008.

Rich Tucker | February 29, 2008

Sometimes it’s a relief when the media gets something wrong.

John McCaslin | February 29, 2008

Inside the Beltway has obtained a memo written by CIA Director Michael V. Hayden to agency employees to "make very clear my position and that of the Central Intelligence Agency" when it comes to interrogative techniques.

Rich Galen | February 29, 2008

Mike Bloomberg didn't become a billionaire by getting into deals which were guaranteed to fail. And a Presidential run by Bloomberg was absolutely guaranteed to crash.

John Hawkins | February 29, 2008

One of the smears that the Left often hurls at conservatives is that we're only concerned about the rich. Of course, that's not true.

Brent Bozell | February 29, 2008

Thirty years ago, I was fresh out of college, with no particular career path chosen, and I decided I'd like to be a nationally syndicated columnist.

David Limbaugh | February 29, 2008

Memo to former mainstream-media darling John McCain: I hope you are paying close attention to the MSM's palpable favoritism toward Barack Obama because we haven't seen anything yet.

Mona Charen | February 29, 2008

When the terrible sad news of Bill Buckley's death came, I reached for my folder of letters we'd exchanged over the years.

Oliver North | February 29, 2008

On Feb. 14, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided to send the members of the House home on vacation instead of having them vote on extending the Protect America Act.

Pat Buchanan | February 29, 2008

Though the floodwater was shallow and stagnant and New Orleans is a port city with boats all over the place, it took six days and the 82nd Airborne to rescue the stranded.

Linda Chavez | February 29, 2008

William F. Buckley shaped the modern conservative movement into a force in American politics, and he so did with equal measure of charm and intellectual rigor.

Charles Krauthammer | February 29, 2008

Everyone knows the First Amendment protects freedom of religion, speech, press and assembly. How many remember that, in addition, the First Amendment protects a fifth freedom -- to lobby?

Kathleen Parker | February 29, 2008

You can't have grown up in the latter half of the 20th century and not have some impression of William F. Buckley. He was like General Electric. Always there.

George Will | February 29, 2008

Those who think Jack Nicholson's neon smile is the last word in smiles never saw William F. Buckley's. It could light up an auditorium; it did light up half a century of elegant advocacy that made him an engaging public intellectual.

Burt Prelutsky | February 29, 2008

At times, you find yourself thinking that nothing ever changes, and then, one day, you look around and you feel like Rip Van Winkle. Over night, it seems, the whole world seems topsy-turvy.

Mike Gallagher | February 29, 2008

Dear Senator McCain: Before you completely disregard my letter because I’m one of those annoying conservative radio talk show hosts...

Thu, Feb 28, 2008

Dan Gainor | February 28, 2008

Much of what we get on the networks is one big snow job. This year, I mean that literally.

Rich Lowry | February 28, 2008

The warm tributes to William F. Buckley Jr., the conservative hero who died Wednesday at age 82, have emphasized all that everyone could appreciate about him.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | February 28, 2008

“The American Dream is being dealt with and considered on your own merits. In America it doesn’t matter where you came from, it matters where you’re going.” These words summarize Condoleezza Rice’s views on the American dream, and we believe that if Sen. John McCain is to win the difficult race he faces this fall, he should closely consider the merits of this most extraordinary woman as his running mate.

John Cornyn | February 28, 2008

Last May, three U.S. troops were kidnapped in Iraq, south of Baghdad, by al Qaeda terrorists. The U.S. military immediately launched a search and rescue operation.

Richard H. Collins | February 28, 2008

Tuesday night may have been the last time Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton would face off in a debate this primary season.

Herb London | February 28, 2008

While the United States and many European nations have recognized Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia, China has indicated it will avoid any precedent that could be applied to Taiwan.

Amanda Carpenter | February 28, 2008

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain said he was unashamed of contentious incident he had with former Federal Elections Commission Chairman Brad Smith.

Paul Weyrich | February 28, 2008

On February 12 the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held the first of two hearings on the issue of drugs in baseball. The hearing was entitled "Myths and Facts about Human Growth Hormone, B12, and Other Substances."

Amanda Carpenter | February 28, 2008

U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D.-Ill.), who calls for speedy withdrawal from Iraq on the presidential campaign trail, appears to have only spent two days in the Middle Eastern country.

Michael Reagan | February 28, 2008

Although I agree with Cincinnati talk-show host Bill Cunningham on many issues, I have to side with Sen. John McCain in denouncing Cunningham for his behavior while appearing at a McCain rally on the candidate's behalf.

Armstrong Williams | February 28, 2008

Before I vetted him, Obama seemed like an ideal candidate. He is young, charismatic, optimistic, intelligent, and energetic. He exudes confidence, speaks well, debates finely, and listens just enough.

Cliff May | February 28, 2008

We still can’t agree on what to call those waging war against us. Are they militant Islamists, Islamic fascists, terrorists, extremists or something else entirely?

John McCaslin | February 28, 2008

Poor Henry Hager. The young man set to wed first daughter Jenna Bush had better get in shape fast.

Ross Mackenzie | February 28, 2008

The New York Times accomplished almost overnight a consolidation of his Republican base that John McCain was encountering considerable difficulty doing.

Thomas Sowell | February 28, 2008

It has almost become something of a joke when some "global warming" conference has to be cancelled because of a snowstorm or bitterly cold weather.

Victor Davis Hanson | February 28, 2008

When President George Bush leaves office, will America once again be liked by most of the world? Not necessarily, since most current problems are either already getting better or not our fault.

Larry Elder | February 28, 2008

Bookings to promote my new book, "Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card -- and Lose," have been difficult. Many media outlets flatly turn me down, because they find the title "offensive."

Ken Blackwell | February 28, 2008

Today, all but ten states offer some sort of taxpayer-funded preschool for some three and four year olds – primarily based on need.

Cal Thomas | February 28, 2008

The argument one hears most often for not enforcing illegal immigration laws is that we can't deport the estimated 12 million people already in this country.

Suzanne Fields | February 28, 2008

Politics and the street fight between Hillary and Barack Obama aren't the only games in town. A bachelor acquaintance of mine, a prosperous man in his 40s, was new in town and wanted to meet the love of his life.

Debra J. Saunders | February 28, 2008

If you want voters to think Obama is all-talk, no-delivery, you have to be willing to say as much yourself. Be a man. Or the female equivalent.

Matt Towery | February 28, 2008

Newsweek's online edition recently featured a piece by former White House chief of staff Hamilton Jordan. He, along with Jody Powell, Jerry Rafshoon, Pat Caddell and others engineered the come-from-nowhere victory of Jimmy Carter.

Paul Greenberg | February 28, 2008

The other day an editor at a national journal asked if I'd do a piece explaining why voters were rejecting Hillary Clinton in primary after primary: 11 in a row at last count.

Donald Lambro | February 28, 2008

Hillary Clinton's mercurial campaign is reaping the law of diminishing returns. With each change in strategy, mood and tactics, she is falling further behind her arch nemesis, Barack Obama.

Rebecca Hagelin | February 28, 2008

Publishers obviously think that millions of American women will automatically reach for and read garbage when we’re bored -- which would be insulting if it weren’t true.

William Rusher | February 28, 2008

The deep thinkers have now done their work, and are back with the result: What American voters want, in this year of our Lord 2008, is "change."

George Will | February 28, 2008

Today conservatives have embraced John McCain. He should thank the New York Times, for two reasons.

Robert Novak | February 28, 2008

Minnesota's Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty carefully prepared his plan for controlling greenhouse gas emissions to present it at the annual Washington winter meeting of governors.

Larry Kudlow | February 28, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama is very gloomy about America, and he's aligning himself with the liberal wing of the Democratic Party in hopes of coming to the nation's rescue.

Janice Shaw Crouse | February 28, 2008

Thousands of women from around the world are gathered in New York at the United Nations Headquarters for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in order to spend two weeks figuring out how to pay for so-called “gender equality.”

Emmett Tyrrell | February 28, 2008

And so the baton is passed. On the conservative side, it passes from Buckley to Ann Coulter. I do not know as much about the liberal side.

Wed, Feb 27, 2008

Ann Coulter | February 27, 2008

As with Ronald Reagan, everyone prefers to remember great men when they weren't being great, but later, when they were being admired. Having changed the world, there came a point when Buckley no longer needed to shock it.

Bill Steigerwald | February 27, 2008

What's become of the conservative revolution that you fathered 50-some years ago?

Michael Gerson | February 27, 2008

I have seen the future of evangelical Christianity, and it is pierced. And sometimes tattooed. And often has one of those annoying, wispy chin beards.

Robert Knight | February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley connected the dots for me back when I was a liberal college student trying to make sense of things.

John McCaslin | February 27, 2008

Washington's social writers would have preferred a Rose Garden setting for the May wedding of first daughter Jenna Bush. Miss Bush has decided to get hitched at her parents' ranch.

Rich Galen | February 27, 2008

By this time next week we will know whether the campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton is alive or dead. We will also know whether the legacy of William Jefferson Clinton is alive or dead.

Amanda Carpenter | February 27, 2008

Barack Obama, deemed the most liberal U.S. Senator by the National Journal, called rankings by outside groups “silly” in the final Democratic presidential debate before critical March 4th nominating contests in Ohio and Texas.

Thomas Sowell | February 27, 2008

People on the left often use other countries as examples of things that we should do. If other countries have a government-run medical system, then we should have one too, they say.

Michelle Malkin | February 27, 2008

Over the weekend, London newspapers reported on the 2007 suicide of 30-year-old Emma Beck, a young British artist who hung herself after the abortion of her twin babies. Perhaps the retelling of her suffering can prevent more needless deaths.

John Stossel | February 27, 2008

Gun advocates favor freedom, choice and self-responsibility. If someone wishes to be prepared to defend himself, he should be free to do so.

Walter E. Williams | February 27, 2008

President Bush's trip to Africa and promise of increased foreign aid will do little or nothing to solve the ongoing tragedy in most places on the south-of-Sahara African continent.

Brent Bozell | February 27, 2008

"The New York Times is not a supermarket tabloid," boasted their Washington Bureau Chief R.W. Apple when Gennifer Flowers first declared in 1992 that she and Gov. Bill Clinton had an affair.

Jonah Goldberg | February 27, 2008

William Ayers, now a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is apparently a left-wing institution in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, and has ties to Barack Obama.

David Limbaugh | February 27, 2008

If you want to better understand the intramural battles among conservatives today, there's no better way than to review the historical development of the modern conservative movement.

Tony Blankley | February 27, 2008

Republicans owe Hillary our gratitude. She has road-tested several versions of attacks on Obama that don't work.

Michael Medved | February 27, 2008

Is America’s “war on terror” in reality a war on Islam itself? Most Muslim radicals insist that it is – as do many patriotic conservatives.

Debra J. Saunders | February 27, 2008

Hillary Rodham Clinton recently jumped on Barack Obama for what her aides called "a pretty big flip-flop" as Obama began to backpedal from a pledge to participate in the federal public campaign financing program in the general election.

Terry Jeffrey | February 27, 2008

When the nomination of John Roberts to be chief justice of the Supreme Court came up in the Senate in 2005, Sen. Barack Obama argued that the role of a justice is to favor the "weak" over the "strong."

Ben Shapiro | February 27, 2008

There is no doubt that Obama has cultivated a messianic image. His base treats him like the Second Coming. Every time he speaks, his supporters faint in the aisles. Then he heals them with bottles of water.

Austin Bay | February 27, 2008

In early February, Danish police launched a pre-emptive attack on terrorism when they arrested three men involved in a "terror-related assassination" plot.

Paul Greenberg | February 27, 2008

Barack Obama, the young challenger, looked a little hesitant coming out of his corner for Thursday night's big bout in Austin. He seemed slow and halting in his initial remarks compared to Hillary Clinton.

Maggie Gallagher | February 27, 2008

Hillary Clinton opened fire on Barack Obama across an array of issues, but saved the really big guns for health care.

Jacob Sullum | February 27, 2008

Under the Second Amendment, Barack Obama says, "There is an individual right to bear arms, but it is subject to common-sense regulation, just like most of our rights are subject to common-sense regulation."

Kathleen Parker | February 27, 2008

Most Americans won't have heard of Simon Mann and may wonder why they should care that he is being held illegally in one of the world's most notorious prisons, where torture is routine and human rights nonexistent.

John Boehner | February 27, 2008

Middle class families fighting to make ends meet aren't seeing too many signs of relief, especially when it comes to energy.

Janice Shaw Crouse | February 27, 2008

Active fathers are absolutely essential in preventing behavioral problems with boys and psychological problems in girls.

Carrie Lukas | February 27, 2008

With all the gloomy economic news, politicians from the left and the right want to project concern for middle-class economic anxieties.

Tue, Feb 26, 2008

Robert Knight | February 26, 2008

With the notable exception of Juno ($130 million), the lone box office hit in the bunch of Best Picture Oscar nominees, depressing films gave theater owners more gray hairs.

Paul Weyrich | February 26, 2008

Among the recommendations of the Report of the Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, entitled “Transportation for Tomorrow,” was an increased role for public transportation.

Scott Garrett | February 26, 2008

This week, the House Foreign Affairs Committee is expected to address the Democrats proposal for the President’s “Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief,” otherwise known as PEPFAR.

John McCaslin | February 26, 2008

It won't be long before President Bush is a typical American again, sitting at home on his La-Z-Boy recliner, munching on snacks in front of the TV.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 26, 2008

The best evidence of Obama’s readiness to lead the nation is the ability with which he has run for president.

Thomas Sowell | February 26, 2008

The front page of the New York Times has increasingly become the home of editorials disguised as "news" stories. Too often it has become the home of hoaxes.

Chuck Norris | February 26, 2008

People said that McCain couldn't make the cut. Many say McCain is still too stiff -- too sterile -- with not enough pizzazz. Some criticize McCain for being too institutionalized.

Cal Thomas | February 26, 2008

If you believe big media, the economy is in trouble. If you worry about job layoffs and your inability to pay bills, you may be thinking about voting for Democrats this fall.

Pat Buchanan | February 26, 2008

In Africa last week, President Bush deplored the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s, defended his refusal to send U.S. troops to Darfur and decried the ethnic slaughter in Kenya.

Debra J. Saunders | February 26, 2008

The latest silly story in the campaign scrum involves a photo of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama in Somali garb -- a photo apparently distributed by opponent Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign.

Paul Weyrich | February 26, 2008

THE NEW YORK TIMES printed an unsourced piece saying that in 2000 when Senator John S. McCain, III ran for the Presidency he had what some aides supposedly regarded as a romance with a female lobbyist.

Bill Murchison | February 26, 2008

God only knows how it came to this. Just 78.4 percent of Americans currently profess affiliation with a Christian body.

Mon, Feb 25, 2008

Kevin McCullough | February 25, 2008

Statements made or actions taken by prominent evangelical leaders implying that Bible-believing Christians would be best served by sitting out this election cycle are not only unhealthy to the welfare of the republic, but antagonistically sinful.

Jeffrey Anderson | February 25, 2008

It seems only natural for McCain to be eyeing Huckabee as a potential running mate. But Huckabee is not the solution to McCain’s conservative problem.

Paul Edwards | February 25, 2008

After having seen “There Will Be Blood” three times in packed theatres there is no question it deserved its seven Oscar nominations—and perhaps should have received the Academy Award for best picture on Sunday night.

Rich Lowry | February 25, 2008

For Barack Obama, hope can triumph over anything, except for open trade with a neighboring country with an economy 1/20th the size of ours. Then, all is despair.

Lee Culpepper | February 25, 2008

When the competitive edge begins to dull, successful organizations and individuals often regroup and reevaluate their methods.

Frank Gaffney | February 25, 2008

Imagine trying to fight a war without a clue as to what motivates your enemy or governs his strategy for your destruction. Actually, you don’t have to work too hard to get your head around such an insane idea.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | February 25, 2008

A lot of Americans are going to receive a rebate. The Bush Administration estimates that some 117 million households will be eligible and the IRS plans to start sending rebates by May.

Phyllis Schlafly | February 25, 2008

Republicans allowed a bill that carries his name, among nine others, to pass the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by voice vote last week - without any hearings.

Chuck Colson | February 25, 2008

There are an estimated 1.6 million Muslims in Great Britain. By some estimates, more people attend mosque than go to Anglican churches every week. Judging by recent comments by the Archbishop of Canterbury, it is easy to see why.

John McCaslin | February 25, 2008

The DNC head says everybody seems to be "ignoring the ethics lapses the team of reporters had uncovered."

Rich Galen | February 25, 2008

Alan Keyes, as you may remember, participated in that dreadful debate in Iowa run by the Des Moines Register and Iowa Public Broadcasting. Other than that, he has not been as much a participant in this campaign as Duncan Hunter.

Dinesh D'Souza | February 25, 2008

Imagine reading an article that began like this: "The New York Times has been rocked by reports that its coverage of the 2008 election has been sorely compromised by an alleged homosexual relationship between executive editor Bill Keller and liberal columnist Paul Krugman.

Suzanne Fields | February 25, 2008

The Democratic candidates have landed, just in from somewhere out there in the stars. The surprise is that Hillary's from Mars, and Barack Obama's from Venus.

Paul Greenberg | February 25, 2008

It was sad, watching the two remaining contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination engage in a civil little sparring match Thursday night.

Donald Lambro | February 25, 2008

The presidential primary exit polls in Wisconsin last week reconfirmed that the U.S. economy was the number one issue on the voters' minds, as it is across the nation.

Armstrong Williams | February 25, 2008

When you cast a vote for the President of the United States of America on November 4, 2008, you will be doing something far greater than just electing someone to the occupy greatest office in the land.

Robert Novak | February 25, 2008

Even before Sen. Barack Obama won his ninth-straight contest against Sen. Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin last Tuesday, wise old heads in the Democratic Party were asking this question: Who will tell her that it's over.

Burt Prelutsky | February 25, 2008

After pondering the chasm that exists between liberals and conservatives, I’ve concluded that the differences must be determined by something as basic as their DNA.

Star Parker | February 25, 2008

With the wide public sympathy today for "cleaning up Washington," it's too bad that more attention hasn't been given to Mike Huckabee's "Fair Tax" proposal.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | February 25, 2008

The answer to the lack of political passion and enthusiasm of the conservative movement can most readily come from a surprising source – the Religious Right.

Mike Adams | February 25, 2008

It’s been a long time since I’ve reminded my readers what a bunch psychotic feminists we have in charge of the Womyn’s movement at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Carol Platt Liebau | February 25, 2008

For once, liberals and conservatives can agree on something: The New York Times acted shamefully in publishing a story in part suggesting that John McCain might have had an extramarital affair.

Doug Wilson | February 25, 2008

Americans may not agree on much between now and November, but we have reached a consensus about the importance of at least one issue: health care.

Sun, Feb 24, 2008

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | February 24, 2008

My husband and I have learned that, if we are firm about enforcing the rules, they eventually sink in; battles become less frequent and end more rapidly.

David Stokes | February 24, 2008

As Republicans fall in line, some reluctantly, behind the McCain candidacy, it isn’t the first time passionate GOP partisans have had to decide whether or not to settle or sit one out.

Salena Zito | February 24, 2008

The first rule of politics is, “Never count out the Clintons.” Their political conglomerate, Clinton Inc., is like Glenn Close in that bathtub scene in the movie “Fatal Attraction”: It always comes back to life a second or third time.

Austin Hill | February 24, 2008

Did you hear the news about John McCain being so closely associated with the conservative right, than he alienated some Democrats and Independents?

Ken Connor | February 24, 2008

Frustrated at her opponent's success in the quest for her party's nomination for President of the United States, Hillary Clinton has suggested that Barack Obama is all talk and no action.

Nina May | February 24, 2008

Conservatives have this uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and overplay every hand dealt them.

George Will | February 24, 2008

Today, Hillary Clinton in extremis could contemplate a similar VP maneuver: Pennsylvania's April 22 primary may be climactic and Gov. Ed Rendell is available.

Robert Bluey | February 24, 2008

A congressional Web site devoted to spending reform may soon fall victim to a nearly 10-year-old House rule governing online activity. If the Web site is axed, it will serve as an embarrassing example of just how behind the times our lawmakers are.

Paul Jacob | February 24, 2008

In time of crisis, the government wants to crack down on self-help. Yay, government?