Sat, May 03, 2008

Doug Giles | May 03, 2008

No, Reverend Jeremiah Wright hasn’t hoodwinked me with his fiery flapdoodle from this past week’s press briefing.

Michael Barone | May 03, 2008

Is the bottom falling out for Barack Obama? It's too early to say that, but there are some disturbing signs.

Wayne Winegarden | May 03, 2008

In the “Ship of Fools”, Sebastian Brant remarked: “The world wants to be deceived”.

Robert Novak | May 03, 2008

A recent secret survey of the House Republican minority by the party's whip organization showed a two-to-one margin opposed to imposing a moratorium on earmarks.

Edwin Meese III | May 03, 2008

Most of the inner circle who served Ronald Reagan from his governorship in Sacramento all the way to his presidency in Washington, DC are now gone.

Fri, May 02, 2008

Bill O'Reilly asked Hillary Clinton the key question about the war in Iraq: What happens if we pull out and the Iranians move in?

Larry Kudlow | May 02, 2008

President George W. Bush may turn out to be the top economic forecaster in the country.

Rich Tucker | May 02, 2008

What’s with all the pessimism? Sure, it’s likely the Nationals will be dead last year after year. “Washington is first in war, first in peace, last in the standings."

David A. Ridenour | May 02, 2008

Unnecessary lawsuits and excessive awards that unnecessarily increase the direct costs and future liability risk of health care providers add to the current crisis.

Kathryn Lopez | May 02, 2008

Like you, I read enough political commentary, watch enough talking-heads shows and know enough folks on both sides of the aisle that I rarely get too upset when someone says something absolutely off-the-charts ridiculous.

Bryan Quigley | May 02, 2008

The American Association for Justice – a.k.a. the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (see story on their name change here) – has beefed up their communications operation in recent years.

Rich Galen | May 02, 2008

I know you think I have been hitting this Obama-as-Elitist thing too hard, but here's the lead paragraph from Reuters' Caren Bohan writing from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Lisa A. Rickard | May 02, 2008

The Institute for Legal Reform’s seventh annual ranking of the 50 state lawsuit systems is out.

John Hawkins | May 02, 2008

A couple of days ago, I had the misfortune of being on a BBC radio show with an American college professor who sounded like he had read one too many Noam Chomsky books.

Brent Bozell | May 02, 2008

Yes, young lads, you can visit strip clubs and get lap dances, pick up prostitutes, go on assassination missions and conduct gangland-style executions.

Jonah Goldberg | May 02, 2008

“Based on this Tuskegee experiment ... I believe our government is capable of doing anything.” So said the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

David Limbaugh | May 02, 2008

You might expect the lead prosecutor against the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing to tout the criminal justice system as the premier strategy to fight terrorism.

Mona Charen | May 02, 2008

This week millions of high school seniors across the nation will mail forms and checks to colleges announcing their intention to matriculate.

Oliver North | May 02, 2008

In the U.S. military, there is a wonderful little expression: "A good plan never survives the first contact with the enemy."

Pat Buchanan | May 02, 2008

An Augusta, Ga., group, The National Policy Institute, has meshed the figures on fertility rates with the continents and races on Planet Earth.

Suzanne Fields | May 02, 2008

Americans have always loved to read. The first pilgrims brought their Bibles with them, and the Good Book was well-thumbed.

Michael Gerson | May 02, 2008

In the last few weeks Barack Obama has learned the political perils of condescension.

Diana West | May 02, 2008

If I'm following a certain theory correctly, there is absolutely nothing in Iraqi history, politics, religion, sectarianism or culture that manifested itself in the bloody insurgency that followed the removal of Saddam Hussein.

Linda Chavez | May 02, 2008

You could see the pain, anger and frustration in Sen. Barack Obama's face this week as, once again, he had to answer questions about his former pastor.

Paul Greenberg | May 02, 2008

Here's the big problem with Jimmy Carter's having conferred with that terrorist chieftain in Damascus: Just where will the Democrats fit in him at their national convention?

Rebecca Hagelin | May 02, 2008

Who could argue with the idea that, when it comes to sex education, our teenagers should be taught to say “no”?

Charles Krauthammer | May 02, 2008

Guess it's time to disown Granny, if Obama's famous Philadelphia "race" speech is to be believed.

Burt Prelutsky | May 02, 2008

Because California, and Hollywood in particular, have been the punch line for so many jokes over the years, I suspect that people who don’t live out here assume we can’t possibly be that wacky.

Kathleen Parker | May 02, 2008

Of those everyone loves to hate, few can compete with the deadbeat dad for longevity.

Thu, May 01, 2008

Andrew Tallman | May 01, 2008

In the last two columns, I showed how the Bible consistently affirms capital punishment from Genesis to Revelation, including the teachings of Jesus.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 01, 2008

The heavy seas that the Obama campaign is now encountering should trouble us all.

Amanda Carpenter | May 01, 2008

Iran is denouncing Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for threatening to “obliterate” the nation and is filing a formal protest over her comments.

Donald Lambro | May 01, 2008

The law of supply and demand is the oldest and wisest axiom in free-market economics.

Terry Paulson | May 01, 2008

Again this year, President George Bush has asked Americans to join in the National Day of Prayer on May 1st.

Rich Lowry | May 01, 2008

If there's just one candidate of change this fall, John McCain will be the Horatio Seymour or James Cox of 2008 -- a presidential also-ran all but forgotten to history.

Michael Reagan | May 01, 2008

In case you haven't noticed, gas prices are soaring, hiking the cost of food and just about everything else.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | May 01, 2008

People busy texting with their fingers flying in almost any situation is not a rare occurrence any more. Go look around public places -- restaurants, classrooms, business meetings, church and you’ll most likely see (and hear) texting. Click, click, click-ity, click.

Amanda Carpenter | May 01, 2008

Michelle Obama lamented the coverage of her family’s longtime friend and pastor in a joint interview with husband Barack Obama.

Amanda Carpenter | May 01, 2008

Anti-war superdelegates are calling on Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to incorporate anti-war language into the Democratic platform.

Iain Murray | May 01, 2008

When the pioneers first entered the great forests of America, they found that the Native Americans had managed the forests for centuries.

Cliff May | May 01, 2008

There’s an old joke about astronomers discovering a giant meteor heading toward the Earth, and the Washington Post running the headline: “World To End; Minorities and Poor To Suffer Most.”

Ross Mackenzie | May 01, 2008

In the tradition of Gary Hart’s observation that “you can get awful famous in this country in seven days,” some quotations by and about the three principals remaining in the presidential contests . . .

John McCaslin | May 01, 2008

Inside the Beltway rode the U.S. Capitol subway yesterday with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat.

Ken Blackwell | May 01, 2008

The Supreme Court is the single most-important issue for millions of conservative voters. A candidate’s choice of judges can seal the deal or be a deal-breaker.

Hugh Hewitt | May 01, 2008

When I began covering the heparin story in February, I was astonished at how little attention it was receiving in the MSM.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 01, 2008

The gloomy election-year refrain is that America is mired in Iraq, took its eye off Afghanistan, empowered Iran and is losing the war on terror. But how accurate is that pessimistic diagnosis?

Larry Elder | May 01, 2008

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Sen. Barack Obama's spiritual advisor and former pastor, holds a charter membership in the white-man-done-me-wrong, things-remain-the-same, we-feel-your-pain club.

Cal Thomas | May 01, 2008

While the Rev. Jeremiah Wright continues to play out in sound bites on cable TV and talk radio, it isn't Wright who might be president.

Matt Towery | May 01, 2008

For its part, Delta has assumed that Georgians would be leaping for joy over the news of the proposed merger. In fact, the poll shows residents have many concerns.

Maggie Gallagher | May 01, 2008

As candidate for president, Sen. Barack Obama has played up his faith credentials. He's a new kind of Democrat, comfortable talking God in a country where church is separated from state.

Robert Novak | May 01, 2008

It took 28 hours after a tepid early reaction Monday, but Obama finally did it Tuesday afternoon.

William Perry Pendley | May 01, 2008

What is it that foreshadows Americans’ view that their governments may not distinguish between and among their fellow citizens on the basis of race?

Chuck Colson | May 01, 2008

David Woodward is a political science professor at Clemson University—one who has first-hand experience on how dangerous it can be to speak out in favor of traditional values: He almost lost his job over it.

William Rusher | May 01, 2008

Whenever a political figure lets fly with some remark that bounces badly, he or she is likely to protest that it was taken "out of context."

Roger Schlesinger | May 01, 2008

That is the question that is right on the front page of my monthly Men's Health magazine, only I added the financially.

Wed, Apr 30, 2008

Brian Fitzpatrick | April 30, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama finally denounced Rev. Jeremiah Wright, but he will never get past the Wright controversy without resolving the questions it has raised about his credibility, judgment and philosophy.

Ann Coulter | April 30, 2008

If it takes Obama 20 years to notice that his pastor is a traitorous, racist nut-job, it will probably take him his full term of office to realize that the U.S. has been invaded and subdued by al-Qaida.

Janice Shaw Crouse | April 30, 2008

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about the political ramifications of Jeremiah Wright’s hate-filled preaching, rightly so.

Humberto Fontova | April 30, 2008

Was it remotely conceivable that someone with Jeremiah's Wright's worldview and connections had somehow avoided a pilgrimage to the world capitol of Yankee-hatred, to worship and commiserate with its high priests?

Paul Weyrich | April 30, 2008

The Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) has been in the news recently after President George W. Bush, who steadfastly supports it, submitted it to Congress.

John McCaslin | April 30, 2008

"John McCain wants to stay in Iraq for 100 years. He's said it, and it's on tape," Mr. Dean recalled this week.

Rich Galen | April 30, 2008

An increasingly anxious Obama campaign had to have been watching in horror as Jeremiah Wright continued to elbow his way onto the national political stage.

Jonah Goldberg | April 30, 2008

After Barack Obama gave his big race speech in mid-March, many critics noted that the Illinois senator had thrown his own grandmother under the bus to defend his controversial pastor.

Michelle Malkin | April 30, 2008

Barack Obama looked pale and wan at what he called his "big press conference" about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright on Tuesday afternoon. Numb. Chastened. Defeated.

John Stossel | April 30, 2008

Unless the government watches closely, the airlines will kill you. That seems to be what many reporters and politicians believe.

Walter E. Williams | April 30, 2008

While it's politically popular to impose confiscatory taxes on America's 40 million tobacco smokers, there are a number of consequences one might consider, but let's start out with a quiz.

Brent Bozell | April 30, 2008

The Bill Moyers PBS interview of Barack Obama's longtime minister, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, underlined once again that our tax dollars don't fund programs championing racial harmony.

Tony Blankley | April 30, 2008

Every several weeks, I write a column suggesting what this presidential election might look like if we had serious candidates and a press corps that treated the presidency as an important office in which vital decisions would be made by its incumbent.

Michael Medved | April 30, 2008

The Ranting Rev is back, trailing malodorous clouds of sulfurous new controversy, imperiling the Obama campaign at its very core.

Ben Shapiro | April 30, 2008

What is the leading breeding ground for tomorrow's role models of degradation and promiscuity? The Disney Channel.

Terry Jeffrey | April 30, 2008

Wright's insight on Obama highlights one of Obama's underappreciated skills: a Bill Clinton-like ability to say one thing and mean another.

Austin Bay | April 30, 2008

So far, theatrical protests of the Beijing Olympics by Hollywood stars and sign-waving demonstrators have failed to stop the genocide in Sudan's Darfur region or restore Tibetan independence.

Paul Greenberg | April 30, 2008

Ever notice how Barack Obama handles a question from a real person, as opposed to one of us annoying media types?

Jacob Sullum | April 30, 2008

I'm not quite as old-fashioned as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), which hews to the early-marriage customs of the 19th century.

Kathleen Parker | April 30, 2008

Anger is a tough emotion to conceal and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's simmered barely beneath the surface during his Monday performance at the National Press Club.

Tue, Apr 29, 2008

In attacking the Rev. Wright as he did Tuesday, Obama can further define himself in contrast to Wright, just as he did earlier vis-à-vis Jackson and Sharpton.

Amanda Carpenter | April 29, 2008

Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama sought to temper news headlines in the aftermath of his longtime friend and former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s controversial media tour by denouncing Wright’s recent remarks.

John McCaslin | April 29, 2008

What happened to Robert F. Turner last week unfortunately happens all too often on Capitol Hill.

Mary Katharine Ham | April 29, 2008

It was a pickle only John McCain could have gotten himself into.

Thomas Sowell | April 29, 2008

There is no reason why someone as arrogant, foolishly clever and ultimately dangerous as Barack Obama should become president.

David Limbaugh | April 29, 2008

When it comes to the connection between Barack Obama and his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, my head is spinning.

Cal Thomas | April 29, 2008

McCain has been touring poor neighborhoods where the likelihood of his winning votes is nil.

Dennis Prager | April 29, 2008

To its credit, The New York Times -- through its public editor -- has acknowledged that the Times is liberal; and anyone intellectually honest understands this is true

Pat Buchanan | April 29, 2008

If John McCain wins the presidency, his comeback -- after the bankrupt debacle his campaign had become in the summer of 2007 with his backing of the amnesty bill -- will be the stuff of legend.

Donald Lambro | April 29, 2008

Barack Obama's fiery former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, is back in the public spotlight, just when the Illinois senator hoped he would fade away.

Bill Murchison | April 29, 2008

The Barnum & Bailey of the black church as center ring attraction in the presidential campaign?

George Will | April 29, 2008

There are no limits to the rhetorical contributions that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright can make to McCain's campaign.

Douglas MacKinnon | April 29, 2008

As the presidential election season progresses, John McCain will have to make educated guesses about which issues the Democratic nominee uses to attack him.

Chuck Norris | April 29, 2008

Is anyone really shocked by this security fence fiasco? Another government solution bites the dust.

Mon, Apr 28, 2008

Rich Lowry | April 28, 2008

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright has taken Barack Obama's critically acclaimed race speech in Philadelphia, ripped it into bits and tossed it in the air to serve as confetti for his parade through the media.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison | April 28, 2008

The Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman once said, "One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."

Sandy Rios | April 28, 2008

My first memory of the impact of it all was when I was 13, sitting in my sister’s apartment, watching the evening news with Walter Cronkite.

Amanda Carpenter | April 28, 2008

The Republican National Committee is accusing the Democratic National Committee of promoting a misleading advertisement that doubles as an illegal campaign contribution to the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Bill Steigerwald | April 28, 2008

Grover Norquist is one of the most influential conservative operatives and sharpest political strategists in Washington.

Does Hillary Clinton really believe she can overtake Barack Obama among elected delegates? No way.

Carrie Lukas | April 28, 2008

Consider what’s being pushed by the House Majority in the name of addressing high gas prices. One piece of legislation being championed by Speaker Pelosi is the “Energy Price Gouging Act.”

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | April 28, 2008

A recent financial literacy survey aimed at high school and college students included the following sample questions.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 28, 2008

It's a good thing that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's U.S. visit was upstaged by the dramatic reception Americans gave Pope Benedict XVI.

Frank Gaffney | April 28, 2008

In response to questions about the Iranian nuclear threat, Democratic Senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has recently adopted a dramatic stance.

John McCaslin | April 28, 2008

"People keep coming up to me and asking, 'Are you OK? Are you OK?' " Or so an amused Katie Couric told us at Saturday evening's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

Rich Galen | April 28, 2008

The Republican Party of North Carolina is running an ad which features that footage of Barack Obama's preacher, Jeremiah Wright uttering his now-infamous imprecation for God to damn America.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | April 28, 2008

Last Thursday a group of black pastors released a letter calling for all presidential candidates and other politicians to return or refuse to accept campaign donations made by Planned Parenthood nationally.

Star Parker | April 28, 2008

It's no surprise, while the Democrats do battle, that John McCain is using the down time to go on an "I'm not George W. Bush" tour around the country.

Mike Adams | April 28, 2008

Sometimes when working in a university environment one is exposed to ideas that one simply cannot repudiate. And this requires a modification of views.

Paul Greenberg | April 28, 2008

Now it's on Indiana. And North Carolina. And Oregon. And... all the way to Denver late in August?

Burt Prelutsky | April 28, 2008

What makes liberals so endlessly fascinating is the latitude they extend to their political leaders to lie, cheat and steal.

Armstrong Williams | April 28, 2008

As the financial burden of health care continues to rise in this country, universal coverage consumes Washington’s health policy conversation.

Dinesh D'Souza | April 28, 2008

I have just started reading Dalia Mogahed and John Esposito's Who Speaks for Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

Roger Schlesinger | April 28, 2008

Unfortunately I am a meddler and choose to meddle in your future and anyone else's future who will allow me to do that.

John Andrews | April 28, 2008

In a damage control letter, Newt claims he is merely trying to engage the climate debate and keep the right relevant, without granting the left’s premise “that we have conclusive proof of global warming [or] that humans are at the center of it.”

Robert Novak | April 28, 2008

In the aftermath of the visit by Pope Benedict XVI, a troublesome question is asked by traditional Catholics: Did American pro-choice politicians receiving Communion at the papal masses indicate a softening on the abortion question by the pope?

Sun, Apr 27, 2008

Debra J. Saunders | April 27, 2008

I'm not sure which ad put out by Al Gore's new global warming ad campaign is worse -- the one featuring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with former GOP Speaker Newt Gingrich on a love seat, or the spots with the Revs. Al Sharpton and Pat Robertson noting their agreement on the issue.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | April 27, 2008

The AP article title “Sam's Club, Costco limit rice purchases as prices rise,” by Marcus Kabel, caught my eye.

David Stokes | April 27, 2008

Winston Churchill seldom, if ever, struggled with a lack of self-confidence. When he was in his early thirties he remarked: “We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glowworm.”

Mary Grabar | April 27, 2008

Did you think that by coddling children, by constantly asking their opinions and treating them like natural-born geniuses that you’d make good citizens of them?

Steve Chapman | April 27, 2008

During the Pennsylvania primary campaign, Barack Obama made a rather charitable gesture not only toward his Democratic rival but toward the presumptive Republican nominee as well.

Zachary Gappa | April 27, 2008

Many people today are concerned about the "separation of church and state." More often than not, this means keeping religion out of the public sphere.

George Will | April 27, 2008

Parker North is a cluster of about 300 houses close to the town of Parker. When two residents proposed a vote on annexation of their subdivision to Parker, six others began trying to persuade the rest to oppose annexation.

Salena Zito | April 27, 2008

For Barack Obama, closing the deal with Democrat voters has become like herding cats: He just can’t get them all lined up and coordinated on his side.

Steve Chapman | April 27, 2008

During the Pennsylvania primary campaign, Barack Obama made a rather charitable gesture not only toward his Democratic rival but toward the presumptive Republican nominee as well.

Austin Hill | April 27, 2008

Breaking news - - Bill and Hillary Clinton are nasty, frequently inauthentic, and dishonest.

Kevin McCullough | April 27, 2008

Dr. Jeremiah Wright should be twice stricken with the guilt over his lies and betrayal told this week to Bill Moyers.

Paul Jacob | April 27, 2008

Government is failing everywhere, on nearly every front, and yet growing numbers of people want America's health care system run by . . . government.