Sat, Mar 22, 2008

Doug Giles | March 22, 2008

With Barack having delivered his oracle unto the congregation and the people actually believing his prophetic word, peace returned unto his temporarily rumpled camp, and all those in Obamaville were glad.

Brian Fitzpatrick | March 22, 2008

When will Hollywood’s secular bigots figure out that Bible-believing Christians have nothing in common with fundamentalist Muslim terrorists?

Now that Hillary Clinton's schedule as first lady has been released, her near-total lack of serious involvement in the real inner workings of the government is bluntly apparent.

Michael Barone | March 22, 2008

That was the theme of Barack Obama's speech last Tuesday, in which he both failed to renounce and at the same time separated himself from the man he has described as his spiritual mentor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Jonah Goldberg | March 22, 2008

David Mamet, considered by some to be the greatest living playwright, has proclaimed for all to hear - but few to listen - that he is no longer "a brain-dead liberal."

Robert Novak | March 22, 2008

Republican insiders feel that John McCain was in the wrong place at the wrong time on his visit to the war zone.

John Andrews | March 22, 2008

Though brilliant and gifted, he is too far left, too inexperienced, and yes, too slippery and manipulative. All of those qualities, positive and negative, were evident this week in his speech on race.

Fri, Mar 21, 2008

Lee Culpepper | March 21, 2008

Watching the “Reverend” Jeremiah Wright gesticulate like a horny peacock and spew out ignorance, hatred, and bitterness towards America truly inspired my religious faith.

Tom Schatz | March 21, 2008

Hugh Hewitt’s March 20 op-ed, “What Do Voters Think?” concludes that voters will rise in indignation over the Air Force’s decision to award a $35 billion contract to Northrop Grumman rather than Boeing for the KC-45A tanker.

Michael Gerson | March 21, 2008

In a flood of bestsellers by skeptics and atheists charging a nonexistent God with crimes against humanity, Timothy Keller stands out as an effective counterpoint and a defender of the faith.

John McCaslin | March 21, 2008

How ironic, Janet Langhart Cohen observed yesterday, that it is a black person, Barack Obama, who has been called up to the podium to answer to the deep racial divides that have existed in the United States for centuries.

John Boehner | March 21, 2008

House Republicans have taken a stand against wasteful Washington spending by calling for a complete freeze on all "earmarks" and pork-barrel projects.

Rich Galen | March 21, 2008

After Sen. Barack Obama’s speech on Tuesday the Intelligencia Politica, largely declared it having accomplished its task of changing the national debate from the vitriol of Jeremiah Wright.

Brent Bozell | March 21, 2008

The Supreme Court has taken up the case of FCC vs. Fox Television Stations, the bizarre case in which Fox and other broadcast TV networks have argued that "fleeting" profanities are mere accidents that should not be punished with fines.

David Limbaugh | March 21, 2008

Barack Obama is nothing if not smooth. He seamlessly turned a would-be apology over his pastor's racism into an indictment against society's racism.

Mona Charen | March 21, 2008

It's a mistake to try to pigeonhole Barack Obama. He is too smart and too agile to succumb to easy categorization.

Oliver North | March 21, 2008

Five years ago this week, 170,000 American and coalition soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines launched Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Pat Buchanan | March 21, 2008

How would Barack explain to his press groupies why he sat silent in a pew for 20 years as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright delivered racist rants against white America?

Linda Chavez | March 21, 2008

I expected more from Barack Obama. Like many Americans, I had hoped that his candidacy might transcend the racial divide that has separated this country for too many generations.

Diana West | March 21, 2008

I'm still waiting for a straightforward discussion of what it is we can reasonably expect to win.

Paul Greenberg | March 21, 2008

Confession is good for the soul: It'd been a while since I'd been to services. More than a little while.

Kathleen Parker | March 21, 2008

Amongst the moss-draped live oaks of Charleston Collegiate School's 33-acre campus the words of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright seem alien and hostile.

Charles Krauthammer | March 21, 2008

he beauty of a speech is that you don't just give the answers, you provide your own questions. "Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church? Yes."

Burt Prelutsky | March 21, 2008

A while back, I admitted that John McCain was not among my three favorite candidates for the Republican nomination.

Paul Weyrich | March 21, 2008

When completed, the Capitol Visitors Center will contain 580,000 square feet on three levels. The project actually is larger than the Capitol by nearly 18,000 sq. ft.

Lorie Byrd | March 21, 2008

It would have seemed unbelievable to me eight years ago, but lately I have really been rooting for Hillary Clinton.

Chuck Colson | March 21, 2008

Today, on Good Friday, let’s not rush the celebration before coming face-to-face with the paradoxes that are at the heart of the Christian faith.

John Hawkins | March 21, 2008

The government is always promising to "fix" some problem or another, but as often as not, the only thing it ends up doing is creating a brand new set of larger problems that some other politician will have to try to "fix" a few years down the road.

Thu, Mar 20, 2008

Robert Knight | March 20, 2008

How does a conservative columnist remain in good standing at the Washington Post? Taking a cheap shot at Jerry Falwell might do the trick.

Brian Fitzpatrick | March 20, 2008

Much to the chagrin of ABC’s Martha Raddatz, Vice President Richard Cheney dismissed the importance of an ABC poll finding that two thirds of Americans think the Iraq war “was not worth fighting.”

Roger Schlesinger | March 20, 2008

The government has spoken and the mortgage industry is ready to work within the new rules, to solve the mortgage needs of America as soon as we understand them.

Rich Lowry | March 20, 2008

In his hour of political need, Barack Obama went to his base -- the media. He delivered a speech about the nation's racial divisions that couldn't possibly get anything but lavish praise from the press, burying for now the controversy over his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Dr. Matthew Ladner | March 20, 2008

Facing the task of reauthorizing No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Congress also faces an unsustainable status-quo.

Ross Mackenzie | March 20, 2008

So what’s up with Barack Obama?

Andrew Tallman | March 20, 2008

In my previous column, we saw that the practical objection about executing innocent convicts can be solved by heightening the capital standard to guilt beyond any doubt. Now, let’s look at some of the conceptual objections.

Cliff May | March 20, 2008

Five years ago this month, American troops liberated Iraq from Saddam Hussein. Then came the hard part.

John McCaslin | March 20, 2008

We recalled in this column on Monday that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton decided against a recent spread in the pages of Vogue for fear of appearing "too feminine," according to her campaign team.

Victor Davis Hanson | March 20, 2008

It's never been a great idea to rely on the assessments of French politicians, but the daily news coming out of the U.S. -- in terms of our image overseas and beyond -- does indeed seem bleak.

Larry Elder | March 20, 2008

Billed as an "important speech about race," presidential candidate Barack Obama condemned some of the remarks of his pastor, Jeremiah Wright.

Ken Blackwell | March 20, 2008

Recently a landmark ruling that stunned many parents and could have legal repercussions for families across the country was handed down by a California state appellate court.

Michael Reagan | March 20, 2008

Most of the media and their fellow liberals were positively giddy over Barack Obama's speech Tuesday, all but comparing it to the Sermon on the Mount.

Cal Thomas | March 20, 2008

Government now resembles an irresponsible parent, spending the children's wages and inheritance as if there were no tomorrow.

Suzanne Fields | March 20, 2008

There are times when it's OK to surrender to the popular culture. Alas, such occasions are all too rare.

Matt Towery | March 20, 2008

As a pollster, I truly don't care who wins the presidency. I can't allow myself to do that. This makes my former Republican colleagues angry and Democrats suspicious.

Donald Lambro | March 20, 2008

While the economy struggled to pull itself out of a financial hole this week, most of our political leaders were out of town or concerned with other things.

Robert Novak | March 20, 2008

The Federal Reserve's unprecedented bailout of Bear Stearns was crafted not at the White House or Treasury, but in secret by a New York central banker whose name is unknown to Washington power brokers and was a Clinton administration presidential appointee.

George Will | March 20, 2008

The 14th Amendment's guarantees of equal protection and due process of law should mean that government may interfere with a citizen's economic liberty only to promote important government interests.

William Rusher | March 20, 2008

When the state legislatures decided to push the presidential nominating process into the early months of 2008, one wonders what they expected.

Larry Kudlow | March 20, 2008

Did Bear Stearns really need to go down in flames? It's a question that needs to be asked, and my answer is no.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 20, 2008

On the evening of March 6 in Jerusalem, a heavily armed Palestinian terrorist from nearby east Jerusalem entered the Mercaz Harav yeshiva and opened fire on the unarmed teenage students studying there.

Hugh Hewitt | March 20, 2008

The recent award of a $35 billion dollar contract to Airbus-Northrop Grumman shocked more than the Boeing executives and employees who have always supplied the United States Air Force's tanker fleet.

Wed, Mar 19, 2008

Karin Agness | March 19, 2008

Feminists have been on the prowl this month, making lots of noise.

Ann Coulter | March 19, 2008

Obama gave a nice speech, except for everything he said about race. He apparently believes we're not talking enough about race.

Douglas MacKinnon | March 19, 2008

Should the United States have invaded Iraq five years ago? Revisionist history and partisan politics aside, I happen to believe that large elements of the argument to do so made sense at the time. But so what?

Michael Gerson | March 19, 2008

Barack Obama has run a campaign based on a simple premise: that words of unity and hope matter to America.

Mary Katharine Ham | March 19, 2008

There are things I like about Barack Obama. Until the most vitriolic of the Jeremiah Wright sermons surfaced, Obama's post-racial rhetoric was appealing to me.

Paul Edwards | March 19, 2008

Senator Obama’s “A More Perfect Union” speech was political rhetoric at its finest.

Paul Weyrich | March 19, 2008

There are many problems with the proposed budget in both Houses of Congress, but one stands out more than the others.

Jonah Goldberg | March 19, 2008

It was, in parts, a lovely speech. It was far better than I expected, and I am not one to underestimate Barack Obama’s skill at constructing cathedrals with his words.

Gregg Jackson | March 19, 2008

McCain must resist the increasingly surreal hubris of GOP elites and choose a credible social conservative as his running mate.

John McCaslin | March 19, 2008

Given that Democrats often have complained about voting fraud during national elections, the Republican Study Committee is doing its share to call attention to polling-station problems.

Will the Gospel According to Jeremiah Wright sink the Obama candidacy? Not very likely.

Michael Medved | March 19, 2008

The reactions to Barack Obama’s widely celebrated Philadelphia speech have generally fallen into two categories.

Thomas Sowell | March 19, 2008

The great unasked question for Senator Obama is the question that was asked about President Nixon during the Watergate scandal; What did he know and when did he know it?

Michelle Malkin | March 19, 2008

Barack Obama -- the self-anointed soul-fixing, nation-healing political Messiah -- has lost his glow.

John Stossel | March 19, 2008

When New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was caught using a prostitution service, the irony was that he was a tough-on-prostitution politician.

Walter E. Williams | March 19, 2008

All of us should give some serious thought to some of the ideas contained in an article circulating the blogsphere titled "Why a Peaceful Majority is Irrelevant."

Brent Bozell | March 19, 2008

Count New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof as one in the media masses who have been outraged, just outraged, at the supposed conservative bigotry against Barack Obama.

Tony Blankley | March 19, 2008

Despite Sen. Obama's uplifting, if clever, speech Tuesday, the Democratic Party presidential contest looks more like a contest of racial identity.

Ben Shapiro | March 19, 2008

In the heart of election season, with scandals breaking left and right, please forgive me if I take a few paragraphs to write about a close friend who passed away recently.

Terry Jeffrey | March 19, 2008

The question Dr. Martin Luther King put to Americans was: Is racial discrimination consistent with the natural law and the law of God? The question had only one answer: No.

Paul Greenberg | March 19, 2008

There's something wrong with the young if they don't want to break out of their secure cocoon, their stifling family and school and little town.

Maggie Gallagher | March 19, 2008

In New York, the Daily News featured intimate details of the new governor's old marital infidelity.

Jacob Sullum | March 19, 2008

In most of the places where this column appears, the four-letter words it contains will not be spelled out. Instead, they will be rendered as initial letters followed by dashes.

Kathleen Parker | March 19, 2008

Barack Obama could tell me it's raining on a sunny day, and I'd grab an umbrella. He could tell me the moon is the sun, and I'd reach for my shades.

Tue, Mar 18, 2008

Alyssa Cordova | March 18, 2008

Students in university-run leadership positions are often required to participate in some type of diversity training because simply being a just and logical person is no longer enough to lead a group of people.

John Andrews | March 18, 2008

It was my life that took a turn under the Honolulu palms in 1968, and it was William F. Buckley Jr. who aided the turn in a single gracious moment of uncalculating kindness.

Dick Armey | March 18, 2008

There are three groups of people who regularly spend other people's money: children, thieves, and politicians.

Amanda Carpenter | March 18, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama defended the anger of his longtime friend, “spiritual guide” and controversial pastor Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

Amanda Carpenter | March 18, 2008

“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787.

John McCaslin | March 18, 2008

Time to expand on the planning going into the Republican and Democratic national conventions, which, if you didn't notice by now, are all about sight and sound.

Thomas Sowell | March 18, 2008

There is something both poignant and galling about the candidacy of Barack Obama. We have all seen the crowds enthralled by Barack Obama's rhetoric and theatrical style.

Chuck Norris | March 18, 2008

I genuinely was honored this past week to read in global news reports how our troops in the Middle East recently have expressed their gratitude for my trips there in 2006 and 2007.

Mike Adams | March 18, 2008

Just a few years ago, Pastor Jackson got on a plane from Africa to come to the United States of America. He felt led to reach out and form a partnership with a small but growing church.

David Limbaugh | March 18, 2008

Considering our deep-seated societal disagreements over cultural and political issues, promises by politicians to end societal divisiveness are dubious enough on their face.

Cal Thomas | March 18, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama asks us to believe that he never heard any of the sermons in which Rev. Jeremiah Wright denounced and asked God to damn America.

Dennis Prager | March 18, 2008

Who is Barack Obama? The truth is that neither Sen. Obama's supporters nor opponents can answer that question.

Pat Buchanan | March 18, 2008

When the assassination of John F. Kennedy horrified a nation, Black Muslim Minister Malcolm X declared it payback for America's violence in the world, a case of "chickens coming home to roost."

Debra J. Saunders | March 18, 2008

Conservatives ought to be careful before they insist that Barack Obama further renounce his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. This vicious guilt-by-association political game cuts both ways.

Ed Feulner | March 18, 2008

Are we succeeding in Iraq? Look no further than the front page of your daily newspaper. What had been a steady barrage of bad news has now slowed to a trickle.

Bill Murchison | March 18, 2008

There is perhaps one advantage worth noting in having a long, looong presidential campaign: You get to see the candidates react to a variety of circumstances.

Paul Weyrich | March 18, 2008

Last Thursday night the House of Representatives met in a closed session to debate H.R. 3773, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008. It passed the House on Friday by a vote of 213-197.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | March 18, 2008

Analysts with MI6, Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, believe an elite force of Hamas fighters in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon will launch a coordinated attack against Israel within a few months, says author and espionage expert Gordon Thomas.

Mon, Mar 17, 2008

Janet M. LaRue | March 17, 2008

The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will review a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in FCC v. Fox.

Rich Lowry | March 17, 2008

Are we to believe that the Rev. Wright had the ushers scan the crowd at every service and, if Barack Obama and his family were present, reverted to a mainstream Christianity and colorblind calls for love and mercy?

Larry Kudlow | March 17, 2008

Did Bear Stearns really need to go down in flames? It’s a question that needs to be asked, and my answer is no.

Bill Steigerwald | March 17, 2008

Steve Forbes hasn’t lost his optimism, his edge as a sharp economic prognosticator or his capitalist’s disdain for dubious government fiscal and monetary policies.

Michele Bachmann | March 17, 2008

American confidence in Congress is at an all-time low. Polls over the past year have shown favorability ratings that vacillate between the upper-teens and the mid-thirties.

Morton Blackwell | March 17, 2008

Sen. McCain is working hard now to unite our party and the conservative majority coalition which won the presidential elections of 1980, 1984, 1988, 2000, and 2004.

Frank Gaffney | March 17, 2008

Totalitarians have an uncanny appreciation for the subversive effect of foreign propagandists. Now, our time’s totalitarian ideologues – the Islamofascists – have the New York Times.

Amanda Carpenter | March 17, 2008

Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama is planning to deliver a major speech about race Tuesday.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | March 17, 2008

Kids pay sales tax, of course. Teens who work part-time or at summer jobs often experience their first taste of taxes when they see their first paycheck and learn the true meaning of "take-home pay."

Amanda Carpenter | March 17, 2008

Hillary Clinton accused opponents Barack Obama and John McCain as being too unreliable and too hawkish, respectively, in a major foreign policy address on the 5-year anniversary of the Iraq war.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 17, 2008

"Juno," which won an Academy Award for best original screenplay, is a movie sure to delight feminists. The script answers "No" to the question posed in the title of Maureen Dowd's book, "Are Men Necessary?"

Robert Knight | March 17, 2008

What if the government spent billions on a program over four decades and an authoritative federal study showed that the policy not only failed but may have contributed to spreading several incurable diseases?

Armstrong Williams | March 17, 2008

Arriving in Washington DC during the 80's, my most difficult challenge was finding a church home.

Mark Hillman | March 17, 2008

In roughly three generations, American society has been transformed from a nation of penny-pinchers, scrimpers and savers to a nation of consumption-addicted spendthrifts oblivious to tomorrow.

John McCaslin | March 17, 2008

Rachel Cothran says she started the popular D.C. style and fashion blog Project Beltway "because I was tired of hearing that Washingtonians have no sense of style."

Rich Galen | March 17, 2008

In late February 2008 I joined GOPAC as its executive director at the request of Speaker Newt Gingrich. GOPAC was held in fairly low regard by the national political media.

Nina May | March 17, 2008

Is she really the best the Democrats have to offer? What does that say about the women of America?

Mike Adams | March 17, 2008

There have been some rumors floating around the internet suggesting I engaged in illegal drug use when I was a professional guitar player in the late1980s and early 1990s.

Star Parker | March 17, 2008

Watching the housing/mortgage/financial crisis unfold, I keep thinking about the joke about the difference between neurotics and psychotics. The former builds castles in the sky and the latter moves into them.

Geraldine Ferraro, a pioneer and trailblazer in American history, has done more to ruin a sterling reputation in the past few days than anybody but Eliot Spitzer.

Suzanne Fields | March 17, 2008

The histories of men and women, like the histories of nations, can be tragedy, comedy, or farce, and often all three.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | March 17, 2008

Jeremiah Wright’s fiery message from December has been played on all the major networks during the last few days.

Paul Greenberg | March 17, 2008

A "colossus of New York state politics," the "Almanac of American Politics" called Eliot Spitzer.

Donald Lambro | March 17, 2008

The economy's emergence as the main issue in this year's presidential election means that the voters will be pounded by a lot of persistent myths about trade and jobs.

Armstrong Williams | March 17, 2008

Democrats are still up to their old earmark ways, despite a bold pledge in the 2006 election to end “runaway spending.”

Dinesh D'Souza | March 17, 2008

The columnist Michael Kinsley once defined a "gaffe" as an occasion when a politician accidentally tells the truth.

Robert Novak | March 17, 2008

Geraldine Ferraro's current confusion is palpable because she has been condemned for repeating what she has heard from fellow supporters of Hillary Clinton.

Miriam Grossman, M.D. | March 17, 2008

The response to the CDC’s report last week that 25% of teen girls carry a sexually transmitted infection suggests that this comes as a shock to many, including some in our sex education industry.

Burt Prelutsky | March 17, 2008

Now that a certain amount of time has elapsed, I am prepared to look back on the Academy Awards calmly and rationally.

Doug Wilson | March 17, 2008

That was one of Newt Gingrich’s most important messages in a brilliant speech delivered to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington last month.

Sun, Mar 16, 2008

Doug Giles | March 16, 2008

I was attempting to talk to one of my teenage daughters about sex the other day. as a good dad, I ponied up and I did the very awkward—dew.

Paul Jacob | March 16, 2008

Privacy. You won’t find the word in the Constitution. But the idea is somehow associated with liberty.

Guy Benson | March 16, 2008

Senators John McCain and Barack Obama share precious little in common aside from their mutual status as presidential frontrunners.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 16, 2008

Last week, I tagged along with a Leadership Atlanta group, and visited the Ron Clark Academy, a school that opened last fall in southeast Atlanta.

David Stokes | March 16, 2008

Geraldine Ferraro’s impolitic commentary regarding Barack Obama has been widely covered and discussed.

Salena Zito | March 16, 2008

Rep. Jason Altmire figured 2008 was going to be a tough year. After all, it is the first time he will have to defend the congressional seat he won in the 2006 midterm elections.

Austin Hill | March 16, 2008

Barack Obama has a controversial relationship with a Pastor, and I'm not referring to Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Steve Chapman | March 16, 2008

For some time now, the three presidential candidates have been striving to outdo each other on what Hillary Clinton calls "the commander-in-chief" test.

Bill Steigerwald | March 16, 2008

The brutal tar-and-feathering is the most memorable scene of many in the first episode of HBO's seven-part miniseries on the life of John Adams, which debuts tonight at 8 and is followed immediately by episode two.

Richard H. Collins | March 16, 2008

Hopes of a quick and definitive primary have disappeared and they find themselves embroiled in a bitter stalemate punctuated with accusations of racism and sexism.

Ken Connor | March 16, 2008

Whenever a scandal breaks, people rush to be the first to condemn or lampoon the guilty.

George Will | March 16, 2008

The equal privileges and immunities clause says government cannot without good reason -- a large loophole -- provide a privilege or immunity to one taxpayer without granting it to all.