Sat, Apr 26, 2008

Doug Giles | April 26, 2008

I’m a bitter/clingy gun owner—and I’m happy about it!

Michael Barone | April 26, 2008

One thing many people haven't noticed about Hillary Clinton's 55 percent to 45 percent victory over Barack Obama in the Pennsylvania primary is that it put her ahead of Obama in the popular vote.

Jonah Goldberg | April 26, 2008

Time magazine recently doctored the iconic photo of the flag-raising at Iwo Jima in order to "celebrate" Earth Day.

Robert Novak | April 26, 2008

Big-time Republican contributors are complaining that prospective presidential nominee John McCain is poorly organized for the campaign and off to a bad start in raising money.

Robert Murphy | April 26, 2008

For most Americans, Enron was the poster child of unfettered capitalism.

Fri, Apr 25, 2008

Marvin Olasky | April 25, 2008

I've been cheering for Barack Obama in his Democratic war with Hillary Clinton for both positive and negative reasons.

Kathryn Lopez | April 25, 2008

How does an old-establishment, white-guy Republican beat Sen. Barack Obama, the messianic black candidate for "change"? I'll tell you how: He leads a civil rights movement.

Janice Shaw Crouse | April 25, 2008

It’s not news to anybody these days that we live in a sex-saturated society where supposedly the majority of young people are "doing it."

Rich Tucker | April 25, 2008

Beware, voters. John McCain has an anger problem.

Amanda Carpenter | April 25, 2008

Republican presidential candidate John McCain called on his Democratic rival Barack Obama to apologize for having a relationship with domestic terrorist William Ayers in a conference call with bloggers Friday.

John McCaslin | April 25, 2008

Former Republican congressman and rumored 2008 Libertarian Party candidate for president Bob Barr was seen huddling with pundits and leaders of various state-based center-right organizations.

Rich Galen | April 25, 2008

As you know, I am an accomplished world traveler. I can get from just about any point on the planet to any other point on the planet zip-zap-passport-please-you-may-board-now.

John Hawkins | April 25, 2008

Although I'm supporting John McCain for President in 2008, I have to admit that I'd rather see Hillary Clinton as his opponent.

Brent Bozell | April 25, 2008

So Barack Obama is feeling like a pimp?

David Limbaugh | April 25, 2008

Loyal Democrats should be grateful to Hillary Clinton, the Energizer Bunny of presidential politics, for her perseverance.

Mona Charen | April 25, 2008

Even in the United States, a run on rice has caused big-box retailers Sam's Club and Costco to limit the amount of rice consumers can purchase per visit.

Oliver North | April 25, 2008

Today Zain has more than 7 million customers and more than 3,000 direct employees in Iraq. It's one of the fastest-growing enterprises in the world.

Pat Buchanan | April 25, 2008

As one looks at the polls, the issues and the candidates, the election of 2008 resembles what poker players call a "lay-down hand."

Suzanne Fields | April 25, 2008

Hillary Clinton has been left for dead by most of the pundits, many of whom more or less openly yearn for consummation of their passionate love affair with Barack Obama.

Michael Gerson | April 25, 2008

In their total war for the right to be dubbed the peace candidate, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama propose a greater reliance on international institutions.

Linda Chavez | April 25, 2008

Despite Hillary Clinton's impressive win in Pennsylvania Tuesday, there is virtually no scenario in which Clinton can win the Democratic nomination.

Paul Greenberg | April 25, 2008

It was wholly a pleasure to be educated about modern, 20th century music by someone who's clearly an admirer of Anton Webern and the rest of the European avant-garde.

Burt Prelutsky | April 25, 2008

When I was very young, I felt that anyone who wasn’t a cynic was a naïve bumpkin. The young, after all, tend to be impatient with their elders.

Chuck Colson | April 25, 2008

In mid-April, Italian voters returned former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to power. A prominent campaign issue was abortion.

Charles Krauthammer | April 25, 2008

Obama has identified the new public enemy: the "distractions" foisted upon a pliable electorate by the malevolent forces of the status quo.

Kathleen Parker | April 25, 2008

In the days leading up to Pennsylvania's primary, white males -- those knuckle-dragging, chaw-chompin', beer-swillin' bitter troglodytes -- were suddenly the debutante's delight.

Mike Gallagher | April 25, 2008

Just how deep in the tank is the powerful media machine for Sen. Barack Obama? Funny you should ask.

Lorie Byrd | April 25, 2008

For the first time in my memory I matter in a presidential primary. I would matter more if I were voting on the Democrat ballot, though.

Thu, Apr 24, 2008

Donald Lambro | April 24, 2008

Throughout her campaign in the Pennsylvania primary Hillary Clinton kept repeating that America didn't manufacture anything and that if she becomes president, we'd start making things again.

Humberto Fontova | April 24, 2008

Havana is 500 miles from Guantanamo so “near” is a relative term. And U.S. officials haven't been grilled on the matter. But everything in the above headline is true.

Michael Reagan | April 24, 2008

Talk about bad pennies always turning up; Jimmy Carter’s at it again.

Terry Paulson | April 24, 2008

It’s an election year again, and protectionist policies are again being played to a populist drumbeat in Democrat primaries.

Amanda Carpenter | April 24, 2008

North Carolina’s Republican Party has decided to pull a television advertisement linking Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama to his longtime friend and pastor Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

Amanda Carpenter | April 24, 2008

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace has literally been counting the minutes until Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama would appear on his show for the last two years.

Rich Lowry | April 24, 2008

Barack Obama's supporters and the media (excuse the redundancy) have expected Obama's ascension to presumed Democratic nominee -- accompanied, no doubt, by blazing lights of Unity and trumpet calls of Change.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | April 24, 2008

You have probably heard of a “rogue cop,” but now there is a “rogue former president” who is out independently and recklessly promoting his own foreign policy. However, this is certainly not a new stunt for Jimmy Carter; he has a long history of meeting with terrorist leaders in the Middle East.

Janice Shaw Crouse | April 24, 2008

Senator Hillary Clinton’s 10-point victory in the Pennsylvania primary reminds us that there are two Americas, even within each political party.

Guy Benson | April 24, 2008

When George Stephanopoulos so rudely queried Sen. Barack Obama about his long-standing connections to unrepentant domestic terrorist William Ayers during a recent Democratic debate, many conservative newshounds cheered.

Diana West | April 24, 2008

Reading U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick's "Wake Up America" agenda -- a 10-point plan targeting potential jihadist infiltration into this country's military, security, educational and financial institutions -- triggers mixed emotions.

Sports metaphors are trite and too male-oriented, but sometimes they are so apt they are unavoidable.

Lindsay Boyd | April 24, 2008

Who wants to talk about climate change? Yes, climate change.

Brian Fitzpatrick | April 24, 2008

Tuesday was Earth Day, the highest holy day of the year for practitioners of shoddy journalism.

Ross Mackenzie | April 24, 2008

So, despite his loss to Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania, isn’t it time to begin taking Barack Obama seriously?

Cliff May | April 24, 2008

The next time Islamist terrorists attack us it could be with a nuclear weapon. By saying that, am I “fear mongering”?

John McCaslin | April 24, 2008

Ratio of the total donations Barack Obama received from U.S. military personnel last year to those John McCain received: 10:9

Roger Schlesinger | April 24, 2008

You can approach real estate your way or mine, but the first step is definitely to make the approach.

Hugh Hewitt | April 24, 2008

When George Stephanopoulos asked Barack Obama about the presidential candidate’s friendship with William Ayers, the Clinton staffer-turned-ABC-talking-head touched off a storm of protest on the left.

Victor Davis Hanson | April 24, 2008

Now we are in a new phase of global environmental challenges, as billions of people across an interconnected and resource-scarce world seek an affluent lifestyle once confined to Europe and the U.S.

Larry Elder | April 24, 2008

ABC's Charlie Gibson, much to my surprise, was firm and stern with questions to Senator Obama.

Ken Blackwell | April 24, 2008

One issue that is not being discussed much at the moment is what’s at stake with our federal courts.

Cal Thomas | April 24, 2008

Just what about total annihilation of the Jews by Palestinian, Arab and Muslim people does Jimmy Carter not understand?

Ben Shapiro | April 24, 2008

Art, they say, is in the eye of the beholder. No one has come up with a workable definition of art that can universally separate garbage like Karen Finley's body goo from Michelangelo's "David."

Debra J. Saunders | April 24, 2008

Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, a long primary just might serve the Democrats well.

Matt Towery | April 24, 2008

As our InsiderAdvantage polling showed over the past week, there was never any doubt that Hillary Clinton would win the Pennsylvania Democratic Primary by a margin of between 7 and 10 points.

Donald Lambro | April 24, 2008

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are coming under fire from some rather unusual quarters, and these critics are challenging their plans to hike taxes at a time when the economy needs all the stimulus it can get.

Rebecca Hagelin | April 24, 2008

I have one question for anyone who would have us “let Ronald Reagan go”: Are you kidding?

Robert Novak | April 24, 2008

How was it possible, then, that Sen. Clinton, given up for dead by her party's establishment, won Pennsylvania in a 10-point landslide? The answer is the dreaded Bradley Effect.

George Will | April 24, 2008

Today the nation still ignores what had been learned years before 1983 about its education system.

Amy Menefee | April 24, 2008

If you’re not too concerned about global warming, you’re probably a regular American.

Emmett Tyrrell | April 24, 2008

Anyone who has followed politics studiously over the years is aware that there are gifted politicians who, for whatever reason, eventually find their campaigns haunted.

Steve Chapman | April 24, 2008

If there are too many guns in Chicago, it's not because of any statutory oversight.

Wed, Apr 23, 2008

Larry Kudlow | April 23, 2008

It's rather amusing watching the liberal media launch a full-scale attack on George Stephanopoulos and Charles Gibson, with Gen. Tom Shales of The Washington Post leading the charge.

Ann Coulter | April 23, 2008

On one hand, Obama pals around with terrorists. On the other hand, Hillary pals around with James Carville. Advantage: Obama.

Jerry Agar | April 23, 2008

Why can’t Obama “close the deal?” asks Hillary. She could better spend her time asking herself that question, but let's help her out.

Thomas Sowell | April 23, 2008

Why does college cost so much? There are two basic reasons.

Richard H. Collins | April 23, 2008

If there is one thing the Clintons know how to do, it is survive. Last night’s win in Pennsylvania allows Sen. Clinton to do just that.

Christopher Merola | April 23, 2008

It was not so long ago that Congress crafted a piece of legislation designed to “stimulate” the American economy.

Paul Weyrich | April 23, 2008

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, was in Washington and New York this past week.

John McCaslin | April 23, 2008

Diplomats from terrorist-supporting nations would not be able to venture more than one-half mile beyond the United Nations complex in New York City under a bill to be introduced by a U.S. congressman.

Rich Galen | April 23, 2008

CNN has just called the Pennsylvania race for Sen. Hillary Clinton. This is great news for Sen. John McCain.

Michelle Malkin | April 23, 2008

So much for Jimmy Carter's triumphal peace mission in the Middle East. Like everything else he has done on foreign policy, the world's biggest tool for jihad propaganda created yet another bloody mess.

Thomas Sowell | April 23, 2008

Those who argue that the taxpayers should be forced to subsidize people who go to colleges and universities seldom bother to think beyond the notion that education is a Good Thing.

John Stossel | April 23, 2008

"Mortgage Crisis," shouts the New York Times. The Times has used the term "subprime crisis" at least 11 times. Not in opinion columns -- in news stories.

Walter E. Williams | April 23, 2008

Thomas Sowell recently pointed out that it is a losing strategy to reach blacks through the civil rights organizations and black politicians.

Brent Bozell | April 23, 2008

ABC generously offered the Democrats a gift that the Republicans were not given in this electoral cycle -- a two-hour debate, in primetime, on a weeknight.

Jonah Goldberg | April 23, 2008

In the play "Embedded," Tim Robbins' 2003 satire about the Iraq invasion, a thinly veiled Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz shout with Nazi-like gusto, "Hail, Leo Strauss!"

Tony Blankley | April 23, 2008

Perhaps the greatest secular gift to the world by Judeo-Christian civilization is its seminal concept of the individual, which it raises above the tribe or the collective.

Michael Medved | April 23, 2008

The Democratic Presidential candidates recently celebrated the Lord’s Day by participating in a “Compassion Summit” at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania.

Michael Gerson | April 23, 2008

It is a tribute to John McCain's remarkable political luck that the issue of his temper should arise just as the Democratic contest has reached a stage of red-faced, ear-steaming mutual contempt

Terry Jeffrey | April 23, 2008

One of the most surprising things about the presidential election four years ago is that the already unpopular war in Iraq was not the top issue in voter's minds.

Austin Bay | April 23, 2008

Remember the Iraqi government's Basra offensive, launched a month ago and quickly declared a failure by an overwhelming majority of the talk show and editorial commentators?

Bill Murchison | April 23, 2008

The timing of the papal visit, coincidental as that timing certainly was, makes a little clearer the debased state of democratic government in the 20th century.

Jacob Sullum | April 23, 2008

Lethal injection is not doomed because it violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition of "cruel and unusual punishments," contrary to what Justice John Paul Stevens now seems to think.

Kathleen Parker | April 23, 2008

Just when you thought there was no one left to pander to, the three candidates for Leader of the Free World found an untapped demographic: the professional-wrestling audience.

Carrie Lukas | April 23, 2008

At first glance, American woman might thank Ted Kennedy for casting a spotlight on the precarious financial situation of many of our sisters. Look closer.

Douglas MacKinnon | April 23, 2008

Barack Obama has labeled himself the "change" candidate. In doing so, he may well be replicating the failed campaign of another change candidate.

Tue, Apr 22, 2008

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | April 22, 2008

Together we can seal racism's fate.

Maggie Gallagher | April 22, 2008

Planned Parenthood's latest trouble began when a feisty pro-life student magazine called Planned Parenthood offices in seven states, posing as an openly racist donor seeking to make sure his check could be earmarked to abort "a black baby."

John McCain built up massive popularity among American voters with his populist opposition to swindlers, liars and thieves, whether in business, Congress, labor or the defense community.

Ashley Herzog | April 22, 2008

I might take the environmental movement seriously if it weren’t responsible for millions of deaths.

Amanda Carpenter | April 22, 2008

Former President Bill Clinton used an expletive in the course of defending disparaging comments Clinton had made about Barack Obama and Jesse Jackson in a radio interview Tuesday.

Nina May | April 22, 2008

There is a wonderful new documentary out, called Expelled, produced by Ben Stein, that looks not only at the conflict between the two views of whether or not God created all we behold.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | April 22, 2008

Last week I was privileged to be interviewed on a Christian television program by Rev. Bernice King.

John McCaslin | April 22, 2008

Can it be? Has Pennsylvania's Democratic primary day finally arrived?

Amanda Carpenter | April 22, 2008

Cold rain didn’t stop a throng of anti-global warming activists from protesting the hot air coming out of Washington about global warming.

Mary Katharine Ham | April 22, 2008

Despite his protestations that he's not running "to play the game better, but to stop the game-playing," it's standard fare, very, very old politics, and the voters of Pennsylvania and media alike are noticing.

Thomas Sowell | April 22, 2008

A front-page headline in the New York Times captures much of the economic confusion of our time: "Fewer options Open for Paying Costs of College."

Mike Adams | April 22, 2008

My suit against UNCW is going well. The university was fortunate enough to get a federal judge with an astronomically high rate of dismissal.

David Limbaugh | April 22, 2008

Barack Obama, stubbornly clinging to his right to be charismatically shallow, at first complained that Hillary Clinton was unfairly criticizing him for being all flair and fluff with no substance.

Cal Thomas | April 22, 2008

The Supreme Court has ruled 7-2 that the death penalty by lethal injection in Kentucky, which uses a cocktail of three drugs, is not a violation of the Constitution's prohibition against "cruel and unusual punishment."

Dennis Prager | April 22, 2008

The state of the liberal mind is on display on this week's cover of Time magazine.

Pat Buchanan | April 22, 2008

Enlightened men and women, the justice is saying, will abolish capital punishment as a barbaric relic of a blessedly bygone era.

Debra J. Saunders | April 22, 2008

Sunday I learned that I am insensitive after I wrote a column arguing that families who earn as much as $200,000 to $250,000 are "rich."

Paul Greenberg | April 22, 2008

The most satisfying thing about this year's Pulitzer Prizes, at least for some of us contrary types, is that one wasn't awarded for editorial writing.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | April 22, 2008

As a parent, there's no end to the important lessons you want to instill in your kids. You try to teach them about life and give them the skills they'll eventually need to be independent adults.

William Rusher | April 22, 2008

Time was, not so long ago, when he was just one of several contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, along with Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson, and not necessarily the front-runner at that.

Chuck Norris | April 22, 2008

I'm not bent on defending Ben Stein or "Expelled," but I'm glad he made it. I saw it last weekend, and I liked it.

Mon, Apr 21, 2008

Robert Knight | April 21, 2008

From carbon footprint calculators to electricity-free weddings, the media’s promotion of anti-global warming hysteria is warming up with the approach of Earth Day on April 22.

No American president has ever made so sweeping a commitment in the region - but Hillary appears eager to break new ground.

Rich Lowry | April 21, 2008

Members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the Yearning for Zion Ranch in Texas can be forgiven for thinking they are being punished for making just another "lifestyle choice."

Matt Barber | April 21, 2008

Can you imagine officials at a school setting aside a day to promote “tolerance” for heavy smoking and drinking among children?

Bill Steigerwald | April 21, 2008

John Zogby, president and CEO of Zogby International, and his polling experts have been trying to predict the outcomes of elections like Tuesday’s Pennsylvania Primary since 1984.

In this week’s debate, Hillary Clinton said all of her “baggage” has been “rummaged through” for years.

Frank Gaffney | April 21, 2008

The folks who really need to heed the President’s injunction against impatience are those in Foggy Bottom responsible for negotiations.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 21, 2008

Are you having a hard time paying your bills, making your mortgage payments, or putting your kids through college? You need to know how much of your hard-earned income the government is skimming off.

John McCaslin | April 21, 2008

Inside the Beltway reported in February that the official vendor for the presumptive Republican nominee, Cincinnati-based PC Signs, was forced to apologize to Mr. McCain.

Rich Galen | April 21, 2008

I am in Abu Dhabi to give a speech tomorrow to a conference sponsored the financial firm, UBS.

People have always accused Bill Clinton of wanting to be all things to all people. Now he and Hillary have found a way to do it in her campaign.

Suzanne Fields | April 21, 2008

The other day, the London Daily Telegraph commissioned a poll to ask who Britons regard as their greatest post-World War II prime minister. Maggie Thatcher blew everyone away, even Winston Churchill.

Robert Novak | April 21, 2008

Obama is trying to change the subject, but he lost his cool demeanor when ABC News questioners Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos returned to his San Francisco statement.

Burt Prelutsky | April 21, 2008

Even though I’m embarrassed to have been a Democrat for so many years, I’m proud that even in my 20’s, I thought the 60’s was the worst decade in America’s history.

Dinesh D'Souza | April 21, 2008

In Ben Stein's new film "Expelled," there is a great scene where Richard Dawkins is going on about how evolution explains everything.

Star Parker | April 21, 2008

I know firsthand their left-leaning bent and what a conservative has to deal with walking into the belly of the liberal beast.

Mike Adams | April 21, 2008

Dear Dr. Adams, It’s been a long time since you ran a column featuring your favorite hate mails. Why don’t you do so? Are you not getting enough?

Carol Platt Liebau | April 21, 2008

Perhaps one wouldn’t have expected Princeton graduate Charles Gibson and Rhodes scholar George Stephanopoulos to serve as vox populi. But they did just that on Wednesday night.

Sun, Apr 20, 2008

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | April 20, 2008

[Today marks one of the most important anniversaries in our nation’s history. Following is what I had to say about it three years ago at World Defense Review, and it is just as relevant today.]

Debra J. Saunders | April 20, 2008

Call it the new American idealism. Ask not what you can do for your country. Make someone else pay for it.

Mary Grabar | April 20, 2008

Well, Barack, coming from your Ivy League world, you would not know much about us.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | April 20, 2008

“That was quick, we weren’t even in there 15 minutes,” said my daughter Maggie while walking into the house after her hour and a half ballet lesson.

David Stokes | April 20, 2008

Presidential debates, especially the intra-party variety we are witnessing these days, are frequent to the point of becoming common place, if not benign.

Salena Zito | April 20, 2008

When it comes to racial issues, the 2008 Democrat primary has been lowered to the most politically correct campaign in history.

George Will | April 20, 2008

Some say the world will end because of subprime mortgages.

Austin Hill | April 20, 2008

It’s been a few weeks since the Clintons and the Obamas publicly released their tax records. Based on this information, it is now known as fact what many of us could have safely assumed: both families rank among America’s economic “upper class.”

Ken Connor | April 20, 2008

If you happen to be a conservative in a small town, you might be chafing at Senator Barack Obama's recent comments at a fundraiser in San Francisco.

Paul Jacob | April 20, 2008

Chugging away for over thirty years, a minor party is now poised to impact -- or it that "derail"? -- one or the other of the major parties.