Sun, Apr 13, 2008

Guy Benson | April 13, 2008

Barack Obama claims to be an agent of change who rejects the outmoded politics of personal destruction.

Salena Zito | April 13, 2008

Part of the equation that keeps Clinton confidently in this race is delegate math. Contrary to popular belief, not much separates a pledged delegate from a super-delegate; each can exercise free will and change his or her mind.

Forget about her claim to have dodged sniper’s bullets in Bosnia, or that she was named after Sir Edmund Hilary, or that she met a woman who was denied health care and died.

Paul Jacob | April 13, 2008

The best way to take politics out of the Olympics is for politicians to take themselves out of the Olympics. At least for starters.

Kevin McCullough | April 13, 2008

Barack Obama despises the institution of marriage. This assumption can be made on sound reasoning and easy logic. Anytime someone works to oppose something - it is assumed.

Ken Connor | April 13, 2008

Popular culture is blindly embracing science and ignoring legitimate moral concerns.

Sat, Apr 12, 2008

Nina May | April 12, 2008

I can still hear the James Carvell orchestrated mantra of the Clinton campaign in 1992, drilling it into all our thick heads that the economy was the only issue that mattered that year.

Doug Giles | April 12, 2008

Did you catch the video this week of a student kicking the stuffing out of an art teacher in Baltimore, Maryland while the rest of the class cheered the pounding on?

Michael Barone | April 12, 2008

"It's the economy, stupid." Those immortal words of the political philosopher James Carville in 1992 have been reverberating increasingly in the 2008 campaign.

Mona Charen | April 12, 2008

The Fairfax County, Va., schools recently joined a nationwide "sounds good" trend by introducing a character education curriculum.

Robert Novak | April 12, 2008

Sen. Joseph Lieberman's friends are certain that if Democrats expand their one-vote Senate edge in this year's elections, they will kick him out of the Senate Democratic caucus.

Nick Nichols | April 12, 2008

I believe it is time for taxpayers to start asking some tough questions.

Fri, Apr 11, 2008

Kathryn Lopez | April 11, 2008

Now that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has some time on his hands, I'd like to book him as a trainer for public figures. He's got a message folks from all walks of life could use: Be humble.

Rich Tucker | April 11, 2008

Why does an airplane fly? Most of us assume it’s a delicate balance of aerodynamic principles we’re not smart enough to understand (lift, thrust) combined with skilled piloting.

Rich Galen | April 11, 2008

The 2008 Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to be held in Beijing, China from August 8 to August 24.

John McCaslin | April 11, 2008

We're just days away from the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI, whose busy schedule includes a conversation with President Bush and celebrating both Mass and his 81st birthday.

Amanda Carpenter | April 11, 2008

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) is blocking free trade with Colombia to punish the White House and help out her union allies.

John Hawkins | April 11, 2008

So far, because the mainstream media is smitten with him, Barack Obama has been able to get by running a campaign based on hope, change, unity, love, and rainbows made of cuddly kittens.

David Limbaugh | April 11, 2008

While there is plenty of room for robust debate about Iraq, what concerns me is that the direction of this discussion has, ironically, taken our eyes off the real ball, which is our national security.

Michael Reagan | April 11, 2008

The goals of the Democrats and both al Qaeda and al Sadr insurgents are the same: the defeat of the United States in the war in Iraq.

Oliver North | April 11, 2008

Five years ago this week, American soldiers and Marines liberated Baghdad from Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard and the foreign fedayeen who had flooded into the despot's capital.

Pat Buchanan | April 11, 2008

Because of the failures of a Democratic Congress elected to end the war, Bush can now make a compelling case that he would be acting fully within his authority as commander in chief.

Linda Chavez | April 11, 2008

Democrats' hypocrisy knows no bounds when it comes to free trade.

Paul Greenberg | April 11, 2008

Easy off, easy on. That's what the billboards used to say out West along I-40 somewhere between Amarillo and Albuquerque under that pitiless sky stretched endlessly across the treeless High Plains.

Kathleen Parker | April 11, 2008

Every few years, social scientists update Americans about how unfair life is -- for women, that is -- by comparing the amount of housework men and women do.

Charles Krauthammer | April 11, 2008

On Tuesday, Iran announced it was installing 6,000 more centrifuges -- they produce enriched uranium, the key ingredient of a nuclear weapon -- in addition to the 3,000 already operating.

Burt Prelutsky | April 11, 2008

Living in L.A., I sometimes think I spend less time sleeping than tied up in traffic. In order that the time spent idling on the freeway shouldn’t be a total loss, I occasionally jot myself a note.

Thu, Apr 10, 2008

Rich Lowry | April 10, 2008

If they have a sense of humor, the gods of public relations must be smiling. China celebrated landing the 2008 Summer Olympics as a global PR coup that would seal its status as an internationally respectable power.

Paul Weyrich | April 10, 2008

Sometimes Congressional Republicans amaze me with their short-sightedness. In the mid-term elections in 2006 the Republican Party lost control of both Houses of Congress.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | April 10, 2008

Recently, our twelve-year-old daughter came home from junior high with a strange story. At least it was strange to us until we began extensive research on this most bizarre topic. Her story was about a girl at school who had a problem. This girl was cutting herself, inflicting herself with repeated bloody cuts on her arms and legs. Our daughter then said something that shocked us. She said, “Lots of kids do it.”

Donald Lambro | April 10, 2008

John McCain had one goal in mind when his turn came to question David Petraeus about the Iraq war: to show that Barack Obama didn't understand the dire threat Al Qaeda posed to that country's survival.

Diana West | April 10, 2008

Recently, I opened an e-mail and read: "I am Sgt. Evan Vela's father. I do no not know if you have followed my son's case but some people have drawn similarities between the Luttrell situation and Evan's."

Brian Fitzpatrick | April 10, 2008

Making fun of somebody with Alzheimer’s disease and feeling no remorse is about as low as it gets, but it isn’t all that surprising in this case.

Ross Mackenzie | April 10, 2008

For John McCain, the good news is that the Democrats are beating themselves up. The bad news: Certain movement conservatives and business types are dissing him — not embracing his candidacy as they should.

John McCaslin | April 10, 2008

"Here we go again," reacts the Project on Government Oversight to the new Senate report on fraudulent use of government-issued credit cards by federal employees, which POGO first investigated in 2002.

Cliff May | April 10, 2008

A growing number of Democrats have falsely accused Sen. John McCain of “promising” 100 years of war in Iraq.

Hugh Hewitt | April 10, 2008

This past Monday, California Senator Barbara Boxer chaired a hearing on why the United States Department of the Interior had failed to make the decision on whether to list the polar bear as an endagnered species.

Thomas Sowell | April 10, 2008

If Senator John McCain needed to prove that he is a real Republican, he did it when he continued an old Republican tradition of utterly inept attempts to appeal to black voters.

Victor Davis Hanson | April 10, 2008

These days Democrats are not sounding very liberal. Classic liberals, after all, would support free markets, internationalism and the universal desire for constitutional government.

Larry Elder | April 10, 2008

Republicans show more optimism about race relations than do Democrats. A June 2007 Gallup Poll asked Republicans and Democrats to rate relations between blacks and whites.

Mike Adams | April 10, 2008

Recently, I gave a speech at UCLA that was attended by about two dozen feminist students (and a lot more non-feminist students).

Cal Thomas | April 10, 2008

Observing the testimony of Gen. David Petraeus and Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, before the Senate Armed Services Committee, one profound truth came shining through.

Suzanne Fields | April 10, 2008

It's a lot later than we think. We're raising an illiterate and uneducated generation, and there's more to come.

Michael Gerson | April 10, 2008

It is a political error for a candidate to believe that voters who agree with him will always end up supporting him.

Debra J. Saunders | April 10, 2008

Hillary Clinton should stay in the race and fight as hard as she can to win.

Terry Jeffrey | April 10, 2008

The interesting thing about the plan that leading Democrats now advocate for Iraq is that its essential element is the same as the essential element of the plan pursued by those we are fighting.

Matt Towery | April 10, 2008

In last week's column I suggested that John McCain might be given "the (Bob) Dole" treatment by party insiders -- halfhearted support, in other words.

Donald Lambro | April 10, 2008

The Democrats' blistering attack on trade has turned it into one of the most inflammatory economic issues of the 2008 election.

Rebecca Hagelin | April 10, 2008

Like many other poor, desperate souls tired of scratching out a wretched existence under Fidel Castro, Pablo Morales set off in a makeshift boat.

William Rusher | April 10, 2008

Charlton Heston, who died on April 5 at 84, had converted from Hollywood liberalism to staunch conservatism in his middle years.

Robert Novak | April 10, 2008

At last Thursday's Senate Banking Committee hearing on the government's historic bailout of Bear Stearns, two questions were expected.

Kathleen Parker | April 10, 2008

A pope's visit to another nation is rarely, if ever, viewed as inconsequential, but Benedict XVI's upcoming U.S. tour comes at a time when consequences loom larger than usual.

Larry Kudlow | April 10, 2008

Recessions are part of capitalism. They happen every so often. We've had two in the last super-prosperous 25 years.

Emmett Tyrrell | April 10, 2008

The other day, I was beholding Fox News' beauteous Martha MacCallum on her TV salon, "The Live Desk," when a smudge darkened my otherwise sunny afternoon.

Wed, Apr 09, 2008

Ann Coulter | April 09, 2008

Let's revisit the story about Obama's Grandmother being guilty of thinking like a "typical white person."

Brent Bozell | April 09, 2008

Ted Turner was not only interviewed, but celebrated on PBS -- on April Fool's Day. The prank was apparently on PBS.

Duncan Hunter | April 09, 2008

The most remarkable aspect of the recent competition for the next Air Force refueling tanker contract was the absence of the best aircraft: the Boeing KC-777.

Bill Steigerwald | April 09, 2008

Two terms of Commander in Chief Gore is a scary thought. But these days it's getting harder to deny that America and parts of the world would be better off if President Gore had been in charge the last 7.25 years.

Michele Bachmann | April 09, 2008

Doesn’t it seem like year after year, more and more decisions we should be making for ourselves, are instead being made by nameless bureaucrats in Washington?

The USA Today/Gallup Poll of late March suggests a strategy for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the general election.

Roger Schlesinger | April 09, 2008

Out of nowhere, or so it seemed, the United States of America developed a mortgage and credit crisis. It is now and will be forever known as the "Subprime Mortgage" crisis.

Chuck Colson | April 09, 2008

In modern America, film and television are powerful shapers of culture. They provide shared experiences; they influence the way people think about the world around them.

John McCaslin | April 09, 2008

The quote of the week was overheard by Inside the Beltway yesterday as the media fawned over Sens. John McCain and Hillary Rodham Clinton upon their arrival at the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing room to hear testimony.

Amanda Carpenter | April 09, 2008

As the April 22 Pennsylvania primary approaches Obama, who is half-black, is trying to make inroads into his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s white, blue-collar base in the Keystone State.

Rich Galen | April 09, 2008

Last September Democrats were frothing at the mouth as they looked for reasons to declare "The Surge" in Iraq an abject failure.

Mary Katharine Ham | April 09, 2008

Both groups are on the Hill this week, meeting senators and representatives about the surge. Which one will get better reception from the media and Democrats?

John Stossel | April 09, 2008

America needs judges willing to say no to the lawyer bullies. America also needs "loser pays." Otherwise, the parasites will bully away your money and your choices.

Walter E. Williams | April 09, 2008

Do any of the prospective nominees of either party deserve respect from the American people? The answer partially depends on your knowledge, values and respect for the U.S Constitution.

Jonah Goldberg | April 09, 2008

The United Nations defines genocide as the "intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group."

Tony Blankley | April 09, 2008

Two unrelated news items in the past week hint at a developing challenge to rational policymaking:

Michael Gerson | April 09, 2008

By July of this year, CIDRZ will have 100,000 patients on AIDS treatment -- twice the number treated in all sub-Saharan Africa just five years ago.

Ben Shapiro | April 09, 2008

On Tuesday morning, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared that Iran was busily installing 6,000 new centrifuges for development of nuclear material.

Austin Bay | April 09, 2008

It's a shame Sen. Carl Levin failed to take the time to call public attention to Gen. David Petraeus' "Anaconda Strategy" chart.

Paul Greenberg | April 09, 2008

What would an American withdrawal now mean for the Iraqis? It is now too late to ask Dith Pran. But his life and trials speak eloquently enough.

Jacob Sullum | April 09, 2008

Last week the House Energy and Commerce Committee overwhelmingly approved legislation that would authorize the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate tobacco products.

Michael Medved | April 09, 2008

Despite the recent spate of major bestsellers touting the virtues of atheism, polls show consistent, stubborn reluctance on the part of the public to cast their votes for a presidential candidate who denies the existence of God.

Allison Kasic | April 09, 2008

Watch out, New Orleans: 'Vagina Warriors' are headed your way.

Michelle Malkin | April 09, 2008

Is it wise for a global beverage company to pander to radical politics while alienating a much wider consumer base?

Tue, Apr 08, 2008

Amanda Carpenter | April 08, 2008

The John McCain and Hillary Clinton squared off on Iraq policy against the backdrop of a high-profile hearing to receive testimony from senior Iraq officials Tuesday.

Janice Shaw Crouse | April 08, 2008

My cousin, Don Baird, died last week. Don was a radio personality during the heyday of radio at the South’s most prestigious station, WSB in Atlanta.

Sandy Froman | April 08, 2008

Like other great American leaders before him, Charlton Heston now belongs to the ages.

Amanda Carpenter | April 08, 2008

Under the radar of high-profile foreign policy hearings, the Senate is close to giving an $11 billion cushion to the housing lobby that said it would hold their campaign contributions hostage for a bailout.

Thomas Sowell | April 08, 2008

Most of the problems of this country are not nearly as bad as the "solutions" -- especially the solutions that politicians come up with during election years.

Chuck Norris | April 08, 2008

In March, I passed another birthday. Some approach like a Carnival cruise. Others go by like kidney stones.

Mike Adams | April 08, 2008

If your kid comes home from college one day and tells you that your Christian faith is stupid, welcome to the world in which I live.

David Limbaugh | April 08, 2008

The Democratic primary contest has degenerated from a perceived battle between the party's highest ranked superheavyweights to a fight for survival between two badly damaged club fighters.

Cal Thomas | April 08, 2008

Like Abraham Lincoln, John McCain is trying to rise above the din and elevate the level of political discourse.

Dennis Prager | April 08, 2008

The world is filled with evil. Always has been. The biggest difference today is that, thanks to communications, we are far more aware of much of it.

Pat Buchanan | April 08, 2008

Having cheerfully confessed he knows little about economics, John McCain is advancing himself as a foreign-policy president, a "realistic idealist," he told the World Affairs Council of Los Angeles.

Frank Gaffney | April 08, 2008

Before the politicians and their constituents make such decisions about where we go in Iraq, they should be sure to ground themselves in the facts about how we got to this point.

Bill Murchison | April 08, 2008

The sound bite presidential campaign of Barack Obama -- working to transform itself into the sound bite presidency of Barack Obama -- delivers a puzzling judgment on the Iraq war.

Ed Feulner | April 08, 2008

A flash of inspiration is known as a light-bulb moment. In an instant, things become clear, like items in a room when you flip on a light switch.

George Will | April 08, 2008

Hillary Clinton's campaign, which is a guttering candle, has suffered a perhaps extinguishing gust of ill wind. Her principal strategist has been forced to resign from that role.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | April 08, 2008

Can you remember how you felt the first time you had your own money to spend? I recall feeling pretty proud and quite independent. As a mother, that's the way I want my own children to feel.

Michael Steele | April 08, 2008

A great deal has changed since President Reagan left the national stage. Our enemies have come to our shores, the rising tide of our economy has not "lifted all boats" and our government has increased intrusion in our lives.

Ken Blackwell | April 08, 2008

I have heard Barack Obama’s basketball skills, unlike his bowling skills, are now legendary in the recreation centers of Chicago.

Mon, Apr 07, 2008

Rich Lowry | April 07, 2008

Even in the age of instant communication, it takes three months or more for developments in Iraq to have any impact on the U.S. political debate.

Bill Steigerwald | April 07, 2008

With fresh polls showing Hillary Clinton’s huge lead over Barack Obama shrinking in the Pennsylvania primary, it was time to pick the politically savvy brain of Pittsburgh native Howard Fineman.

Amanda Carpenter | April 07, 2008

John McCain and his Senate colleagues are warning Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama against politicizing scheduled testimony from senior Iraq officials.

Amanda Carpenter | April 07, 2008

Democrats are tying Iraq war spending to a flagging U.S. economy in hopes of securing more tax dollars for domestic agenda items in the run-up to scheduled testimony from senior Iraq officials.

Paul Weyrich | April 07, 2008

Gambling ensnares far more than young boys and amazed country-folk but the effects remain the same. It is a particularly destructive addiction

John Boehner | April 07, 2008

This week, General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker will return to Capitol Hill to provide their latest update on the progress made by our troops and their Iraqi counterparts in the year since the troop surge began.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 07, 2008

Extremely violent video games have become the dangerous obsession of a significant portion of our youth, and several towns and states have passed ordinances intended to prevent minors from buying or viewing them.

John McCaslin | April 07, 2008

We've heard of the U.S. Postal Service losing packages before, but not one containing human remains.

Rich Galen | April 07, 2008

One of the problems in modern-day Washington is trying to decide who works for whom and on what basis.

Star Parker | April 07, 2008

On April 4, 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. walked out on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tenn., and was felled by an assassin's bullet.

Neal Boortz | April 07, 2008

Among the rights guaranteed to you in our Constitution are:

Carol Platt Liebau | April 07, 2008

If you ever get the blues, just remember – it could always get worse.

Burt Prelutsky | April 07, 2008

It was an e-mailer of mine's contention that unless the Democrats made Sen. Obama their presidential nominee, it would destroy the party. I told him that although he was very much mistaken, I, personally, wished he weren’t.

Suzanne Fields | April 07, 2008

Parents, teachers, preachers and politicians have always understood the wisdom Alexander Pope boiled down to aphorism in the 18th century.

Paul Greenberg | April 07, 2008

You know how it is. You're flipping though the paper, get to the obituary page, and there is the name of some once prominent personage.

Armstrong Williams | April 07, 2008

There’s truth in the adage “don’t talk the talk if you can’t walk the walk.” This week, the Clinton campaign continues to talk the talk, but have somehow tripped.

Robert Novak | April 07, 2008

Barack Obama, who informs campaign audiences that he taught constitutional law for 10 years, might be expected to weigh in on the historic Second Amendment case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mike Adams | April 07, 2008

Last weekend, three guys came over to my house to pick up some furniture and clothes to take to a local rescue mission.

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

In recent weeks, there has been a national debate about the appropriateness of sermons preached by Dr. Jeremiah Wright from the pulpit of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

Dinesh D'Souza | April 07, 2008

As a Christian, I believe that the universe and its living creatures are the products of intelligent design. This belief is not merely derived from theology but is also supported by rational considerations.

Sun, Apr 06, 2008

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | April 06, 2008

In the summer of 1968, 31-year-old U.S. Navy Lt. Commander John S. McCain III – a prisoner of war in a North Vietnamese POW camp – was offered by his captors a chance to go home.

Jerry Bowyer | April 06, 2008

Although the CRA is well known in the financial industry, political pundits and reporters often know very little about finance and so have missed this extremely important aspect of the story.

Larry Kudlow | April 06, 2008

Recessions are part of capitalism. They happen every so often.

He’s the guy who was running for president before all the national attention shifted to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Austin Hill | April 06, 2008

“I’m a Conservative Republican like you, Austin…” The voice resonated through my headphones during the final minutes of my radio program

Armstrong Williams | April 06, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI will lead an ecumenical prayer service April 18, at St. Joseph's Church in the Yorkville area of Manhattan.

Debra J. Saunders | April 06, 2008

When U.S. soldiers returned from the Vietnam War, many never got the welcome they felt they deserved.

Paul Jacob | April 06, 2008

The right to petition one's government is not exactly beloved by many people in government. In fact, they are working to clamp down on such activity, in Michigan, Florida, and elsewhere.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | April 06, 2008

The economy is struggling. Some people cannot pay their bills. Others can pay their bills, but are concerned about prospects.

David Stokes | April 06, 2008

Democrats' political drama is the page-one political campaign news story these days. Most of the stuff about John McCain is on page-two.

Steve Chapman | April 06, 2008

It's an election year in wartime, and right now we seem to be having a real debate about American foreign policy.

Mary Grabar | April 06, 2008

I saw the banner held by the ten “brave” grannies arrested for protesting the Iraq War in front of an Atlanta Army recruiting station on March 17.

Ken Connor | April 06, 2008

Unfortunately, slavery is still a widespread practice all over the world, including the US. The Civil War may have removed the public sanction of slavery, but it is still a common underground practice.

George Will | April 06, 2008

Getting to the right of an administration that has increased federal spending twice as fast as did her husband's administration is a snap, and a virtue.

Salena Zito | April 06, 2008

To win Pennsylvania, Barack Obama must pull off a “Missouri” -- that is, do what he did in the Show Me State: win a handful of heavily populated, liberal-centric counties and call it a day.

Kevin McCullough | April 06, 2008

Last week when Ted Turner claimed that global warming would lead humanity to the eventual abyss of cannibalism normal people of reason laughed at him.