Sat, May 10, 2008

Doug Giles | May 10, 2008

How many of you have met the book smart 4.0 magna cum laude lady who, in regard to street smarts, is a magna dumb loopy chick?

Michael Barone | May 10, 2008

In trying to understand news about the conflicts in Iraq, I work to keep in mind the difference between what we know now about decision making in World War II and what most Americans knew at the time.

Kathryn Lopez | May 10, 2008

Anyone who follows political and cultural news knows elections matter. John McCain drove this point home earlier this month in a speech about the judiciary.

Mary Grabar | May 10, 2008

One of the unwritten codes for white teachers teaching in public schools has been that when it comes time to discipline a black student, the task should be left to another black teacher or administrator.

Scott Garrett | May 10, 2008

New mortgage legislation would force our nation’s hardworking taxpayers to insure up to $300 billion in new mortgages.

Robert Novak | May 10, 2008

Close-in supporters of Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign are convinced he never will offer the vice presidential nomination to Sen. Hillary Clinton for one overriding reason: Michelle Obama.

Fri, May 09, 2008

Bill Steigerwald | May 09, 2008

When Al Gore and his global warming alarmists take over, one of the first citizens they'll slap in a prison and charge with crimes against the (green) state will be Steven J. Milloy.

Andrew Tallman | May 09, 2008

Previously, we saw how capital punishment is compatible with love, honors God’s sovereignty over life, and encourages the condemned to repent and be saved.

Paul Kengor | May 09, 2008

A new CNN poll ranks President George W. Bush the most unpopular president in modern American history.

Robert Knight | May 09, 2008

Did you know that planting a tree won’t save the earth? You’ve got to plant 483 trees just to offset your household’s carbon footprint. And that’s just for two people.

Amanda Carpenter | May 09, 2008

When is a senator doing constituent work and when is he tied up in an influence-peddling scandal?

Rich Tucker | May 09, 2008

Barack Obama’s overwhelming win in North Carolina seems to have ended the lengthy Democratic presidential primary process.

John Boehner | May 09, 2008

A scandal has been emerging in the trial lawyer industry. It points to a potentially cancerous growth in our economy that is killing jobs and hampering prosperity at a time when families are being pummeled by the rising cost of living.

John McCaslin | May 09, 2008

"The most robust show of excitement for the Bush family's blessed event comes in the form of a coffee mug honoring the event sold by a local tourist trap." So reports the Lone Star Iconoclast.

Rich Galen | May 09, 2008

Good news is hard to find coming out of Iraq. In fact, any news coming out of Iraq is hard to find because a good deal of the news is good and therefore is not news.

John Hawkins | May 09, 2008

Conservatives are unmotivated, Democrats are obliterating Republicans in the fundraising arena, and the GOP's poll numbers have dropped off a cliff.

Brent Bozell | May 09, 2008

The American Library Association (ALA) has released its annual survey of offenses to "intellectual freedom," the books whose place in public schools and public libraries is the most "challenged" by the public.

Jonah Goldberg | May 09, 2008

Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa, is offering his "Consumer Reasonable Energy Price Protection Act," which would make oil companies supplicants of a Reasonable Profits Board.

David Limbaugh | May 09, 2008

The question, my fellow election watchers, is not, "Why won't Hillary do the honorable thing and quit?" but "Why won't Democrats do the honorable thing and quit trying to force her to?"

Mona Charen | May 09, 2008

Sixty is pretty old for a country. Consider that by the time the United States was 60 (counting from the conclusion of the War of Independence), the year was 1843.

Oliver North | May 09, 2008

Here at the U.S. Army's biggest base on the East Coast, soldiers and their dependents are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their "economic stimulus payments."

Pat Buchanan | May 09, 2008

If Obama can win over these voters who gave Hillary big victories in Ohio and Pennsylvania, he is the 44th president. If McCain does not win a goodly slice of these Democrats, he will lose.

Suzanne Fields | May 09, 2008

We've been so focused on our endless presidential campaign, turned dark and drear, that we've ignored a political story that's actually fun.

Linda Chavez | May 09, 2008

Remember when Mother's Day was a simple affair? The kids woke Mom up with breakfast in bed -- Froot Loops floating on a sea of slightly pink milk -- and handmade cards.

Matt Towery | May 09, 2008

It was over a year and a half ago that I wrote the first story suggesting that a move in the date of the Florida presidential primary, then just a rumor in Tallahassee, would likely shake up the entire presidential race.

Donald Lambro | May 09, 2008

It's now virtually certain that Barack Obama will be the Democratic presidential nominee and Hillary Clinton will return to her day job in the Senate.

Kathleen Parker | May 09, 2008

This year American consumers are expected to spend an average of $138.63 each on flowers, cards and gifts for Mother's Day, for a grand total of $15.8 billion.

Mike Gallagher | May 09, 2008

I consider it a banner day when I can render my friend Ann Coulter speechless.

Charles Krauthammer | May 09, 2008

When she began the race in 2007 thinking she was in for a coronation, Hillary claimed the center in order to position herself for the real fight, the general election.

Burt Prelutsky | May 09, 2008

In case you missed it, John Murtha said John McCain is too old to be president. Of all the lines I’ve heard during this political season, that’s the one I enjoyed the most.

Thu, May 08, 2008

Mitt Romney | May 08, 2008

Your mission--and my topic this evening—involve the intertwining of religion and government.

Hugh Hewitt | May 08, 2008

Whether or not the issue of Barack Obama's two decades under the spiritual direction of Jeremiah Wright remains an issue through the next six months, the views of the possible First Lady at his side will be part of this half-year's discussion.

Amanda Carpenter | May 08, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has promised he would not accept campaign donations from lobbyists, but apparently former lobbyists don’t fall into his self-imposed ban.

Rich Lowry | May 08, 2008

Before we had our long national nightmare (Watergate), we had our long national temper tantrum.

Amanda Carpenter | May 08, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama flatly promised to raise taxes in a television interview Thursday afternoon.

Michael Reagan | May 08, 2008

After being subjected to eight years of the collegial presidency of Bill and Hillary, when we were told that when we got Bill we got Hillary as a bonus, it looks as if we are facing another twofer.

Amanda Carpenter | May 08, 2008

10 House Republicans helped Democratic Financial Services Chairman Rep. Barney Frank (D.-Mass.) pass a $300 billion mortgage bailout bill out of his committee that is expected to pass the House this week.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | May 08, 2008

It turns out that a number of Jeremiah Wright’s incendiary and racist comments are not new, and are traceable to leaders of the Black Muslim Movement. As it turns out, Wright’s radical ranting is an echo.

Diana West | May 08, 2008

A few years ago, Harvard psychiatric instructor Kenneth Levin wrote "The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People Under Siege."

Dave Kopel | May 08, 2008

The New York Senator came into the 2008 race with a nearly perfect anti-gun rights voting record. Yet today, her candidacy survives because of the pro-gun vote.

OK, so Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is staying in the presidential race despite losing among elected delegates.

Cliff May | May 08, 2008

As a reporter, I witnessed famines up close. I know what nightmares they are. And when a famine occurs, there is nothing to do but get food as quickly as possible into the stomachs of the starving.

Ross Mackenzie | May 08, 2008

The latte lefties in Congress really are pieces of work — intent, as they seem to be, on crippling the nation’s economy and judiciary.

David A. Ridenour | May 08, 2008

Environmentalists and preservationists love heritage areas, because they can be used to curtail development.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 08, 2008

We are in one of the longest presidential campaigns in modern memory -- and haven't even started focusing on the general election.

Larry Elder | May 08, 2008

"It's a recession," said former President Harry Truman, "when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours."

Jonah Goldberg | May 08, 2008

As the Barack and Hillary Show extended its tour to such off-Broadway primary states it was inevitable that both sides would dust off the "playing the race card" script.

Cal Thomas | May 08, 2008

Time magazine has published another one of those silly and meaningless lists some in the media occasionally and irritatingly compile to validate their self-importance.

Ben Shapiro | May 08, 2008

What do you call a candidate who wins 90 percent of the African-American vote, between 30 percent and 50 percent of the Hispanic vote and 40 percent of the white vote in a tight Democratic primary race?

Terry Jeffrey | May 08, 2008

A curious consensus has formed among the presidential candidates that promoting the use of alternative fuels should not only be the policy of the United States in fighting "climate change" but also -- insofar as it would diminish the wealth of Persian Gulf states -- in fighting terrorism.

Debra J. Saunders | May 08, 2008

Hillary Rodham Clinton has glommed onto John McCain's proposal for a summer holiday on the 18.4 cents per gallon federal gasoline tax.

Paul Greenberg | May 08, 2008

Consider this item the other day about the progress of the Olympic Torch on its uneven way over hill and dale and angry protests.

Maggie Gallagher | May 08, 2008

You'd never guess it listening to Obama or Hillary talk, but Americans are among the happiest people on Earth.

George Will | May 08, 2008

Hillary Clinton, 60, Illinois native and Arkansas lawyer, became, retroactively, a life-long Yankee fan at age 52 when, shopping for a U.S. Senate seat, she adopted New York state as home sweet home.

Robert Novak | May 08, 2008

Buyer's remorse was beginning to afflict supporters of Barack Obama before Tuesday's primary election returns showed he had delivered a knockout punch against Hillary Clinton.

William Rusher | May 08, 2008

In the May 4 New York Times, columnist Frank Rich asserts that "Anyone who does the math knows that America is on track to become a white-minority nation in three to four decades."

Emmett Tyrrell | May 08, 2008

The most momentous political story of the hour is not what you might think … whatever you might think.

Wed, May 07, 2008

Roger Schlesinger | May 07, 2008

I always have to laugh when I hear commentators present a label for a problem that simply proves to be incorrect.

Ann Coulter | May 07, 2008

Well, it looks like it's the end of the road for Hillary. Time for her to pack up her pantsuits and go back to ... wherever it is she's pretending to be living these days.

Richard H. Collins | May 07, 2008

While Hillary Clinton was giving her “victory” speech last night in Indiana her winning margin was shrinking.

Amanda Carpenter | May 07, 2008

Congressman Ron Paul ruled out the possibility of running as a third party candidate in the 2008 election at an event Wednesday afternoon.

John Cornyn | May 07, 2008

More than two years ago, now-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues promised what they called a “common sense” energy plan to bring down prices at the gas pump.

Paul Weyrich | May 07, 2008

Last week President George W. Bush held a press conference on the current state of the economy and the high cost of energy. In it he made several important points.

She lost hard in North Carolina, and barely held on to win Indiana. Hillary Clinton just doesn't have enough straws left to clutch.

Amanda Carpenter | May 07, 2008

Hillary Clinton has now dipped into the joint checking account she shares with her husband to finance her presidential campaign.

Jessica Cantelon | May 07, 2008

The national media are capitalizing on the recent tragedy of notorious “D.C. Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey’s suicide to launch into yet another vacuous round of navel-gazing and post-modern feminist angst.

Rich Galen | May 07, 2008

As John King said on CNN last night that Hillary cannot change the math so she needed to change the psychology of the race but she didn't do that.

Michael Medved | May 07, 2008

Concerning the imminent collapse of the two party system, it’s appropriate to paraphrase Mark Twain: reports of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Michelle Malkin | May 07, 2008

Are you ready for hope and change? Barack Obama better hope his bitter half has a change of attitude if she expects to assume the title of first lady in November.

John Stossel | May 07, 2008

She was once the darling of conservatives like Newt Gingrich, but now you can't watch a television news-talk program without seeing her calling for more government.

Walter E. Williams | May 07, 2008

Now that another Earth Day has come and gone, let's look at some environmentalist predictions that they would prefer we forget.

Brent Bozell | May 07, 2008

Air America Radio's rule seems to be that if first you don't succeed, flop, flop again.

Jonah Goldberg | May 07, 2008

On ABC’s “This Week,” George Stephanopoulos opened an interview with Clinton by asking how she can defend her proposal to suspend the federal gas tax for the summer when everyone knows it won’t lower gas prices.

Ashley Herzog | May 07, 2008

Feminists can’t stand the fact that a woman can reject their ideology and still be a highly accomplished, influential, intelligent individual.

Tony Blankley | May 07, 2008

If there is one assumption about this presidential election shared by both Republican and Democratic strategists, it is that the election campaign will be played out in the backdrop of an economy in recession.

Austin Bay | May 07, 2008

Michael Yon is one of those unusual Americans who emerge in wartime to do the jobs that need to be done.

Paul Greenberg | May 07, 2008

Every four years, we hear about how this presidential campaign is the most vitriolic ever, but a little historical perspective would help things.

Donald Lambro | May 07, 2008

Democrats are fast approaching the day of reckoning in the battle for their party's presidential nomination when they will have to deal with the problem they fear most.

Jacob Sullum | May 07, 2008

In 2001, shortly before Michael Bloomberg became a candidate for mayor of New York, an interviewer asked him if he'd ever smoked marijuana. "You bet I did," he said, "and I enjoyed it."

Chuck Colson | May 07, 2008

Biofuels are one of the major reasons you and I are paying more for groceries these days.

Kathleen Parker | May 07, 2008

All politicians adapt and mold themselves to fit their audience, but Hillary Clinton has elevated the art of identity politics to a science of morphology.

Amanda Carpenter | May 07, 2008

Barack Obama preemptively lashed out against attacks he expects the GOP to wage against him in the general election after winning the North Carolina Democratic primary Tuesday evening.

Thomas Sowell | May 07, 2008

Sometimes unrelated events nevertheless tell a coherent story.

Amanda Carpenter | May 07, 2008

Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama lost the white vote by dramatic margins to rival Hillary Clinton in Indiana and North Carolina’s primary contests Tuesday.

Tue, May 06, 2008

Manuel Miranda | May 06, 2008

Deal Hudson’s new book Onward, Christian Soldiers is not well served by its title. Hudson is not militant and his book is not a bible thumper.

John Bolton | May 06, 2008

Silvio Berlusconi’s re-election as Italy’s Prime Minister is more promising and more important for Italy and the United States, and for trans-Atlantic relations generally, than most commentators have admitted.

Janice Shaw Crouse | May 06, 2008

This week, a select group of men will issue a document they are calling “An Evangelical Manifesto: The Washington Declaration of Identity and Public Commitment.”

Brian Fitzpatrick | May 06, 2008

Some of the media elites gave old-fashioned patriotism a clout to the jaw on May 1, May Day.

Allison Kasic | May 06, 2008

Every election cycle is billed as the one that young voters are finally going to be the key player in shaping the results.

Paul Weyrich | May 06, 2008

Since Congress enacted No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in January 2002 at the behest of President George W. Bush there has been no shortage of criticism from both the right and the left.

Doug Wilson | May 06, 2008

On January 1 of this year, the first Baby Boomers became eligible for early retirement Social Security benefits—the first drop in an inevitable demographic flood.

Lee Culpepper | May 06, 2008

Unassisted this year by a media blitz, the May-1st-amnesty marches for illegal aliens limped along American streets.

Andrew Tallman | May 06, 2008

Previously, we saw that neither forgiveness nor mercy are compelling reasons to abandon the biblical practice of capital punishment.

Thomas Sowell | May 06, 2008

Sometimes unrelated events nevertheless tell a coherent story.

Chuck Norris | May 06, 2008

This past week, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates yet again in hopes of easing the strain in the credit markets and jump-starting the economy.

David Limbaugh | May 06, 2008

The public line -- both of Obama and the Teamsters -- is that Obama secured the union's support by strongly condemning NAFTA, which the Teamsters believe results in the exportation of jobs.

Cal Thomas | May 06, 2008

It is only partially true that in presidential elections "as Maine goes, so goes the nation."

Dennis Prager | May 06, 2008

Though many individual liberals have only goodwill toward black Americans, the liberal world since the late 1960s has done incalculable damage.

Pat Buchanan | May 06, 2008

Is war with Iran inevitable, even imminent? Or is peace at hand? From the public diplomacy of the administration, either conclusion may be reached. Consider.

Debra J. Saunders | May 06, 2008

On Friday, California Attorney General Jerry Brown's office announced that it found insufficient evidence to file criminal charges in what has become known as "the De Anza rape case."

Bill Murchison | May 06, 2008

The Hillary Clinton-John McCain gambit on sky-high gasoline prices is a tactic sensible voters might constructively latch onto.

Jack Kemp | May 06, 2008

Ah, remember the good old days of opinion columns appearing on the opinion page opposite a newspaper's editorial positions?

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | May 06, 2008

To my mind, retirement planning is the most difficult and important financial challenge most Americans will ever face.

Mon, May 05, 2008

Paul Weyrich | May 05, 2008

Is the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) ever on the right side of any issue? On one issue out of a bundle we might find ourselves in agreement.

Amanda Carpenter | May 05, 2008

Hillary Clinton attacked Barack Obama for not supporting gun rights and Obama’s labor surrogates returned fire in advance of the state's May 6 primary.

Jerry Bowyer | May 05, 2008

Yes, I loved it. I've got an Y-chromosome, what do you expect? He is a man wrapped in a robot, wrapped in a missile. I'm talking, of course, about Iron Man.

Ed Feulner | May 05, 2008

“What could possibly go wrong?” That’s what members of Congress probably thought when they started shoveling bigger subsidies at ethanol producers.

Rich Lowry | May 05, 2008

A push-pull dynamic has redefined Hillary. As the mainstream media, the left-wing blogs and latte liberals have turned on her, she has held all the more tightly to her down-scale constituency and reacted against her critics.

Amanda Carpenter | May 05, 2008

The McCain Campaign has had enough of the New York Times' relentless attacks on the Arizona Senator.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 05, 2008

The funniest part about Ben Stein's recent movie "Expelled" is not any clever lines spoken by Stein but the hysterical way liberals are trying to discourage people from seeing it.

Frank Gaffney | May 05, 2008

Even Americans knowledgeable about Europe’s growing accommodation to the totalitarian ideology known alternatively as Islamism, jihadism or Islamofascism tend smugly to believe the same thing can’t happen here.

Rich Galen | May 05, 2008

As regular readers of this column know, when I am correct in a prediction I write about it every day for the next three or four months.

Dinesh D'Souza | May 05, 2008

Throughout his campaign Barack Obama has mocked his critics, noting that they just don't get what a novel figure and consistent unifier he has been for his whole life.

Amanda Carpenter | May 05, 2008

A 2001 photo of William Ayers, an associate of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, shows the former terrorist stepping on an American flag.

Paul Greenberg | May 05, 2008

If the Rev. Jeremiah Wright will just keep talking, talking, talking on television and in the pulpit, before the National Press Club and who knows where next, he may yet succeed

Burt Prelutsky | May 05, 2008

For several years, I have marveled at the arrogance that Hollywood has displayed towards its customers.

Robert Novak | May 05, 2008

Operating outside public view, the House Democratic majority is taking extraordinary steps to maintain spending as usual while awaiting a Democrat as president.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | May 05, 2008

Last Monday morning, Rev. Jeremiah Wright confirmed to the world that concern about his theology and worldview was justified.

John Andrews | May 05, 2008

To fear an idea, any idea, is unworthy of a free society. To suppress an idea from debate is more cowardly still. How does our country measure up?

Mike Adams | May 05, 2008

I don’t have to remind my readers that I spend a good bit of my time disagreeing with campus leftists.

Carol Platt Liebau | May 05, 2008

In recent weeks, Hillary Clinton has won a “strange new respect” from legions of Americans who have despised her since she emerged on the national scene in 1992.

Star Parker | May 05, 2008

A gold star to John McCain for his just released plan for reforming American health care.

Sun, May 04, 2008

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 04, 2008

Normally, I don’t listen to Bon Jovi’s songs, but wow - is lead singer Jon Bon Jovi a great performer.

David Stokes | May 04, 2008

I imagine that President George W. Bush has been thinking a lot about Crawford, Texas and his post-presidency period these days.

Debra J. Saunders | May 04, 2008

On Fox News Wednesday, Sen. Hillary Clinton told the network's Bill O'Reilly, "If we don't get universal health care, we will continue to bleed money."

Mary Grabar | May 04, 2008

In my ignorance, I once held hopes of gaining entrance into a club more exclusive than any country club or nightclub.

Steve Chapman | May 04, 2008

Can a presidential candidate justify a long and friendly relationship with someone who extolled violence and committed crimes?

Robert Bluey | May 04, 2008

Talk about bad timing. Gas prices are spiking and U.S. energy policy is contributing to skyrocketing food costs.

Ken Connor | May 04, 2008

Before readers vest too much credibility in a “survey” of the civil justice system in all 50 states, some warnings are in order.

George Will | May 04, 2008

With a mere 15 million pages of documents, the Harry S. Truman library is minuscule: The Clinton Library in Little Rock has 77 million pages.

Austin Hill | May 04, 2008

I rarely ever comment on the work of other media personalities, but O’Reilly really was phenomenal.

Paul Jacob | May 04, 2008

A major struggle is taking place in Michigan. Alas, Frank Capra isn't there to film it.

Salena Zito | May 04, 2008

Like Ohio and Pennsylvania to the east, Indiana rarely is a deciding participant in a presidential primary. Yet the battleground for Democrats has moved to the Hoosier State.