Sat, May 17, 2008

Doug Giles | May 17, 2008

The purveyors of porn have got to be chuffed after watching Memphis school kids hump (en masse) both the floor and each other during Mitchell High School’s “talent show” this month.

President Bush is absolutely right to criticize sharply direct negotiations with Iranian President Ahmadinejad.

Michael Barone | May 17, 2008

What makes this presidential election different from all other presidential elections? And different from what we expected when the year began?

Robert Novak | May 17, 2008

Agents for Sen. Hillary Clinton are privately telling Democrats that she is so "tight" with a dollar that she would not continue her contest against Sen. Barack Obama if she did not have a chance to win.

Fri, May 16, 2008

Ira Mehlman | May 16, 2008

In one afternoon, the Appropriations Committee approved amnesty for 1.35 million illegal alien agricultural workers, and made available an additional 650,000 skilled and unskilled foreign guest workers over the next three years.

Kathryn Lopez | May 16, 2008

There's a lot we don't know about Democratic Sen. Barack Obama. But there's also a lot we do.

Paul Edwards | May 16, 2008

“An Evangelical Manifesto,” was drafted by theologian and social critic Os Guinness with the affirmation of a nine-person steering committee.

Andrew Tallman | May 16, 2008

On May 3, Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, one of the poorest nations on the planet. With a 12-15 foot tidal wave following it and winds around 150 miles per hour, devastation was the only result.

Larry Kudlow | May 16, 2008

President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain went to bat on energy policy this week. And guess what? They both struck out.

Chuck Colson | May 16, 2008

A decision by the California Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional any ban on gay “marriage” is sending shock waves across the nation.

Amanda Carpenter | May 16, 2008

Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama issued a fuming response to President Bush and presumptive Republican president nominee John McCain over their criticism of his willingness to meet with enemies of the United States.

Jonah Goldberg | May 16, 2008

She can't win. The pundits say it. The polls say it. The math says it. It's even the word on the street.

Rich Tucker | May 16, 2008

Sorry, but is this a bad time to discuss global warming? Here in the mid-Atlantic, the month of May has been a washout.

John McCaslin | May 16, 2008

Sen. John Cornyn was reminding his colleagues this week that it was 751 days ago that Nancy Pelosi promised lower gas prices.

Rich Galen | May 16, 2008

The Popular Press is lined up outside the tuxedo rental places here in Your Nation's Capital, to get ready for what they all assume will be the Coronation of Sen. Barack Obama.

Janet M. LaRue | May 16, 2008

By one vote, the California Supreme Court today rejected the expressed will of Californians to limit marriage to a man and a woman.

John Hawkins | May 16, 2008

You can scarcely pick up a paper these days without reading about someone talking about "rights."

Brent Bozell | May 16, 2008

Notice that Hollywood producers openly proclaim they're "culturally subversive" with a smile, that each new frontier of taste they shatter is "groundbreaking."

David Limbaugh | May 16, 2008

When Obama compared Hillary Clinton's threats against Iran to President Bush's threatening "bluster" and "cowboy diplomacy," no one batted an eye.

Oliver North | May 16, 2008

In recent weeks, the vocabulary police opened a new front in the war on terror by issuing a list of do's and don'ts for terrorism terminology.

Pat Buchanan | May 16, 2008

As Israel enters its 61st year, Israelis may look back with pride. Yet, the realists among them must also look forward with foreboding.

Suzanne Fields | May 16, 2008

Presidential politics has a lot in common with sexual politics. Power and money are instrumental, and Barack Obama's got more of both.

Debra J. Saunders | May 16, 2008

Four years ago in February, San Francisco City Hall was a chapel of love. San Francisco allowed gay and lesbian couples to wed.

Linda Chavez | May 16, 2008

A new study out this week by the Manhattan Institute should dispel a few myths on immigrant assimilation.

Paul Greenberg | May 16, 2008

It was definitely time to see the old man again. Things were starting to get to me. I found myself replying to the day's crank letters.

Donald Lambro | May 16, 2008

Democrats are claiming that high voter turnout in their primaries is proof positive that they'll win the White House in November.

Burt Prelutsky | May 16, 2008

Ivy certainly looks nice, but you wouldn’t want to stroll through it. Here in Southern California, it’s common knowledge that most of our rodents hang out in the stuff.

Lorie Byrd | May 16, 2008

Recently on a talk radio show, the guest, a Democrat, said there was little difference in policy between John McCain and the two Democrats running for President.

Charles Krauthammer | May 16, 2008

Besides restoring Jewish sovereignty, the establishment of the State of Israel embodied many subsidiary miracles, from the creation of the first Jewish army since Roman times to the only recorded instance of the resurrection of a dead language.

Kathleen Parker | May 16, 2008

I was bracing myself for the lip lock Wednesday when John Edwards endorsed Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Hugh Hewitt | May 16, 2008

Swarming the courts has long been a tactic of the left, but private sector firms and sectors threatened by the threatened polar bears need to do more than sit back and wait for bills to come do and projects to be canceled.

Mike Gallagher | May 16, 2008

It had to be one of the single dumbest questions ever asked in the history of network television.

Thu, May 15, 2008

Rich Lowry | May 15, 2008

Republicans have become adept at explaining special-election defeats in formerly Republican districts, after losing three in a row

Ross Mackenzie | May 15, 2008

Spurning appeals to throw it in, Hillary Clinton is pressing on. But she has to know her attempted Clinton restoration is over, done, finis.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | May 15, 2008

Did you know…Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican? Every civil rights law, beginning in the 1860s through the 1950s and 1960s, was fought against by Democrats? Or the KKK had links to the Democratic Party?

Amanda Carpenter | May 15, 2008

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain described his Democratic rival Barack Obama’s willingness to negotiate with enemies of the United States “unacceptable.”

Diana West | May 15, 2008

Don't know why I bother. The man is leaving office in eight months; his presidency noticeably marked by the uneven tread of the lame duck.

Richard H. Collins | May 15, 2008

The Democratic Presidential Primary has moved into surreal territory. Last Tuesday, Hillary Clinton won a landslide victory in West Virginia beating Barack Obama by over 40 points.

Roy Innis | May 15, 2008

The US civil rights revolution of the 1950s and ‘60s was one of the greatest social and political liberations in history.

Cliff May | May 15, 2008

Is democracy on the march or is it in retreat? I put that question to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice this week.

John McCaslin | May 15, 2008

That was a fly on the wall of the greenroom of the Fox News Channel in Washington listening to Frank Luntz tell network associates that House Republicans are headed for a 20-seat loss

Amanda Carpenter | May 15, 2008

Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama says President George W. Bush is engaging in the “politicization of foreign policy” in a speech to celebrate Israel’s 60th birthday.

Thomas Sowell | May 15, 2008

In one of those typical San Francisco decisions that makes San Francisco a poster child for the liberal left, the city's Board of Supervisors is moving to block a paint store from renting a vacant building once used by a video rental shop.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 15, 2008

The war in Iraq is in its sixth year -- and we, the public, are in our sixth year of reading warring accounts about it.

Larry Elder | May 15, 2008

I recently traveled to New York. On the plane, I met an actress named Lenora. During the long flight, I learned that a) she's Jewish, b) she works as an actress, and c) was doing a play in the hyper-liberal city of Santa Monica.

Mike Adams | May 15, 2008

It has come to my attention that I may have inadvertently criticized (publicly) a woman who is dying from breast cancer.

Cal Thomas | May 15, 2008

Growing numbers of atmospheric scientists and others with related expertise are emerging from the global warming cult and testifying to their conversions.

Matt Towery | May 15, 2008

In another recent example of a Republican-leaning congressional seat in the Deep South going Democrat, the battle to replace Mississippi Congressman Roger Wicker proved bad news for the GOP.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 15, 2008

Think energy is expensive now? Wait until Congress plugs in the “Climate Security Act of 2007."

Steve Chapman | May 15, 2008

In the 1980s, a Republican House member, fed up with bipartisan efforts to reduce the budget deficit, denounced Republican Sen. Bob Dole as the "tax collector for the welfare state."

George Will | May 15, 2008

One symptom of the housing "crisis" is that housing prices have fallen. How far is unclear. Estimates range from 3 percent to 13 percent. Questions arise.

Chuck Colson | May 15, 2008

With each passing day, the news from Myanmar—that is, Burma—gets worse.

William Rusher | May 15, 2008

Former Republican congressman Robert Barr of Georgia recently announced he is running for president as a Libertarian.

Robert Novak | May 15, 2008

On May 15, 1963, the late Rowland Evans and I published our first column. That makes today (Thursday) the 45th anniversary (the first 30 years under the Evans & Novak byline).

Marvin Olasky | May 15, 2008

Hard despotism today: China's one-child policy. Soft despotism: Some Americans have one child or none, because social policies or financial fears have left them softened, bent, and guided.

Sandy Froman | May 15, 2008

The political “hot button” issues of guns and judges have become intertwined in this election year.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 15, 2008

Readers of this column will recall that from time to time in covering an election cycle, I have referred to a voting bloc that political analysts of more delicate sensibilities would rather not mention, to wit, the moron vote.

Wed, May 14, 2008

Ann Coulter | May 14, 2008

On the very day of a special election to fill a vacated congressional seat this week in Mississippi, The New York Times accused the Republican candidate of running racist ads against his Democratic opponent.

Michael Reagan | May 14, 2008

The big difference between Republicans and liberal Democrats is the way each party views people.

Robert Knight | May 14, 2008

Robert Rauschenberg made a living turning art into junk. I’m sorry. The media script has it the other way around.

Roger Schlesinger | May 14, 2008

Barney Frank, the prominent Massachusetts congressman, is sponsoring a bill that he feels will help the recovery of the real estate industry. I, on the other hand, find it flawed in oh-so-many ways.

Dr. Matthew Ladner | May 14, 2008

A fine line exists between stability and stagnation. In education policy, we have been content to sail well past that line.

Amanda Carpenter | May 14, 2008

The Bush Administration named the polar bear to the “threatened species” list based on computer predictions of the anticipated loss of sea ice due to global warming Tuesday.

Michael Farris | May 14, 2008

Obama supports the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, a treaty that would have disastrous consequences for the American family.

It would be an act of terminal insanity for Barack Obama to name Hillary Clinton as his vice presidential candidate.

Allison Kasic | May 14, 2008

In the coming weeks thousands of American students will celebrate their accomplishments, reflect on four years’ of memories, don silly robes and hats, and graduate from college.

John McCaslin | May 14, 2008

"Global warming is an offense against God, and God is going to hold us accountable if we don't do something. He is going to judge us." So warns a conservative Republican.

Paul Weyrich | May 14, 2008

Last week I had the opportunity to participate in a conference on rebuilding America's infrastructure.

Rich Galen | May 14, 2008

As expected, Hillary Clinton beat the you-know-what out of Barack Obama in West Virginia by something on the order of 66% to 27%.

Ken Blackwell | May 14, 2008

Their rush to nominate Mr. Obama, the least vetted presidential candidate in memory, will likely cost them the fall election.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | May 14, 2008

Last week several prominent evangelical scholars and leaders unveiled a document called The Evangelical Manifesto.

Thomas Sowell | May 14, 2008

Let's face it. Supply and demand will never replace "need" and "greed" in political discussions of economic issues.

Michelle Malkin | May 14, 2008

If you thought the soft-porn image of Disney teen queen Miley Cyrus -- wearing nothing but ruby-stained lips and a bedsheet -- in Vanity Fair magazine was disturbing, you ain't seen nothing yet.

John Stossel | May 14, 2008

Who will be our next president? If you want an accurate guess, don't ask the pundits. Go where people put their money where their mouths are.

Walter E. Williams | May 14, 2008

Most of the great problems we face are caused by politicians creating solutions to problems they created in the first place.

Brent Bozell | May 14, 2008

In the last presidential election, leftist special interest groups and socialist billionaires like George Soros waged war with an unprecedented tsunami of negative TV attacks on the Republican incumbent.

Jonah Goldberg | May 14, 2008

The Yuccafication of Gitmo, or the Gitmoizing of Yucca Mountain, are two versions of the same story.

Tony Blankley | May 14, 2008

Race, the yet unclosed scab that has run deep through our history, is about to be discussed as it never has been in a presidential election.

Michael Medved | May 14, 2008

In today’s ruthlessly competitive international economy, the United States may benefit from a potent but unheralded advantage: the aggressive edge sustained by the inherited power of American DNA.

Michael Gerson | May 14, 2008

How much do 3 million HIV/AIDS-infected people -- the treatment goal of a reauthorized PEPFAR -- weigh? This is a difficult calculation.

Terry Jeffrey | May 14, 2008

Ryan is right -- especially if, as expected, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois emerges as the Democratic nominee and continues to have trouble reaching out to culturally conservative swing voters in Northern states.

Ben Shapiro | May 14, 2008

Barack Obama is all about unification. Theres only one problem: the people who comprise his staff are some of the most extreme leftists in the country.

Austin Bay | May 14, 2008

How many people have died in Burma (Myanmar) since Cyclone Zargis struck the South Asian nation on May 3?

Paul Greenberg | May 14, 2008

This campaign just won't quit. It just goes on and on, like the drone of Fox and CNN.

Donald Lambro | May 14, 2008

Leon Panetta says the Democrats face "several land mines" in this presidential election, one of them being "this racial division between African-Americans and white voters."

Jacob Sullum | May 14, 2008

"We need to stand up to the special interests, bring Republicans and Democrats together and pass the farm bill immediately," Barack Obama declared last November.

Kathleen Parker | May 14, 2008

Full-bloodedness is an old coin that's gaining currency in the new American realm. Meaning: Politics may no longer be so much about race and gender as about heritage.

Tue, May 13, 2008

Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD | May 13, 2008

Headline stories about the now infamous subprime mortgage mess and its associated credit crisis have been on the media front pages since late last summer.

Amanda Carpenter | May 13, 2008

A television news segment produced by Al Jazeera shows Palestinians in Gaza engaging in phone banking activities for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Amanda Carpenter | May 13, 2008

Hillary Clinton is trying to make the case why Tuesday’s Democratic primary in West Virginia matters even though Clinton trails Barack Obama in delegates won, states won and the popular vote.

Nina May | May 13, 2008

Democrats want everyone to think that blacks are monolithic.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | May 13, 2008

Hezbollah – Iran’s Lebanon-based terrorist legion – may have bitten off more than it can chew in its recent attacks against pro-government forces in Lebanon.

John McCaslin | May 13, 2008

That was former Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat, shaking hands yesterday with Chilean Ambassador Mariano Fernandez at Ceiba restaurant on 14th Street in Northwest.

Paul Weyrich | May 13, 2008

When my father came from Germany as a 19-year old the very first thing he did was to enroll in a class taught at a local public school to learn English.

Terry Paulson | May 13, 2008

Why has McCain won the Republican nomination and why will he win the election in November? One word—Trust!

Michael Yon | May 13, 2008

Townhall.com is pleased to offer an exclusive look at Chapter One of Yon’s new book, Moment of Truth in Iraq.

Thomas Sowell | May 13, 2008

Some people think that the reason the public misunderstands so many issues is that these issues are too "complex" for most voters. But is that really so?

David Limbaugh | May 13, 2008

If John McCain were truly a maverick, he would publicly break from the politically correct culture that demands obedience to its global warming narrative.

Cal Thomas | May 13, 2008

With gas prices topping four dollars a gallon in some regions of the country, now may not be the best time to say something positive about "big oil," but here goes anyway.

Dennis Prager | May 13, 2008

Today's most widely accepted political belief is that an unprecedentedly high percentage of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.

Pat Buchanan | May 13, 2008

Some of the reaction to the Clintons, whose once-universal support among African-Americans has crashed, is due to the immense stake black Americans have come to invest in the Obama candidacy.

Debra J. Saunders | May 13, 2008

To those with family members who rely on medical marijuana to relieve chronic pain, the federal government's crusade against the use of the drug is an outrage.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | May 13, 2008

When spring is in the air, summer can't be far behind, and you're probably already making plans for your kids.

Chuck Norris | May 13, 2008

Who decides whether war continues or not in Iraq? Some might answer Gen. David Petraeus. Others might say Congress.

Bill Murchison | May 13, 2008

The business before the house is getting ready for the most rumbustious race for the presidency since the one we keep hearing about with those interminable rehashes of 1968.

Mon, May 12, 2008

Frank Pastore | May 12, 2008

On May 7, the 19-page “An Evangelical Manifesto” was released, along with its 29-page study guide.

Salena Zito | May 12, 2008

Perhaps if you had been in an isolation chamber since the day before Sen. Hillary Clinton's first loss in Iowa, you would think that the poll for tomorrow's contest in West Virginia made sense.

Jack Kemp | May 12, 2008

In reality, Israel has come a long way, and our hope is that the Palestinian authority can eventually overcome Arab hostility in order to reach a true modus vivendi in these ongoing talks.

Rich Lowry | May 12, 2008

If Barack Obama gets his way, the Oxford English Dictionary will have updated its definition of "distraction" by the end of the campaign.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers | May 12, 2008

For working families, it seems there are never enough hours in the day. Since becoming a new mother, finding that balance between work and family life depends upon the day.

Steve Hunt | May 12, 2008

It gives me great alarm to see the contract for the next USAF tanker going to an overseas country.

Ed Feulner | May 12, 2008

With fill-ups routinely costing $60 or more, cost-conscious drivers naturally look for someone to blame. And just as naturally, politicians are happy to blame others.

Tom Tancredo | May 12, 2008

While Newt Gingrich is correct in warning that Republicans in Congress face formidable odds in November, his proposed nine-point "action plan" does not measure up as a solution to the crisis.

Amanda Carpenter | May 12, 2008

Republican Whip Sen. Jon Kyl (R.-Ariz.) predicted Democrats would soon pass an expensive war spending bill knowing President Bush would veto in order to help their election prospects in November.

Frank Gaffney | May 12, 2008

There is something unique about what has come to be called the War on Terror.

Paul Weyrich | May 12, 2008

I came to Washington 42 years ago. At the time liberalism was riding high. Senator Barry M. Goldwater had suffered a humiliating defeat.

John Boehner | May 12, 2008

There’s something fishy in the Farm Bill, and taxpayers should beware. It’s a $170 million earmark for the salmon industry, quietly tucked into the mammoth bill at the last minute by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA).

Phyllis Schlafly | May 12, 2008

Kansas will have a proposition on the November ballot that could send shock waves into the tenure of state court judges.

Carl Horowitz | May 12, 2008

It takes no great insight to grasp the symbolism behind Reverend Al Sharpton's choice of Memphis as the site to mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King this past April.

Amanda Carpenter | May 12, 2008

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain is pushing his environmental agenda by speaking out against global warming and other energy-related issues.

John McCaslin | May 12, 2008

In October, this columnist was visiting a tiny "out island" in the Bahamas measuring three miles long by a quarter-mile wide.

Rich Galen | May 12, 2008

There is a disturbance in the Democratic Force which holds that Hillary Clinton might exit the race if Barack Obama would promise to help her recoup the reported $11.4 million she has lent to her campaign.

Mike Adams | May 12, 2008

My good friend Lee – a Vietnam veteran and proud gun-toting conservative – recently declared to me that the FairTax is a great idea that will never actually happen.

Paul Greenberg | May 12, 2008

The flags waved, the singers sang, and the dancers danced. Soldiers paraded, rabbis prayed, and dignitaries spoke as Israel celebrated its 60th birthday. But there was a forced air to the celebration.

Burt Prelutsky | May 12, 2008

If I am asked one question by my readers far more frequently than any other, it’s why do so many American Jews insist on aligning themselves with the far left.

Dinesh D'Souza | May 12, 2008

Perhaps atheism has found an able advocate. But unbelievers may want to think twice before lining up behind Peter Singer.

Robert Novak | May 12, 2008

John McCain has a problem of disputed dimensions with a vital component of the conservative coalition: the evangelicals.

Star Parker | May 12, 2008

It appears that Barack Obama has survived a tough couple of weeks. In the words of some, he's shown that "he can take a punch."

Sun, May 11, 2008

Guy Benson | May 11, 2008

John McCain delivered an important speech at Wake Forest on Tuesday, but how many Americans even heard about it?

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 11, 2008

Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908 in Grafton, W. Va., and Philadelphia, Pa. Anna Jarvis was the driving force behind the creation of Mother’s Day, driven by the desire to honor her deceased mother.

David Stokes | May 11, 2008

When President Richard Nixon went on his ground-breaking trip to China in 1972, Barbara Walters went with him. She wasn’t a star at the time.

Salena Zito | May 11, 2008

Hillary Clinton is chugging along with a clear path to the Democratic National Convention but not to the Democrat nomination -- provoking plenty of talk of conjoining her with Barack Obama to “heal” the party.

Debra J. Saunders | May 11, 2008

Most American papers, including The Chronicle, ran stories about the Danish Cartoon controversy, but chose not to reprint the cartoons.

Steve Chapman | May 11, 2008

The last couple of months have been springtime in paradise for Republicans: the loveliest of all possible seasons.

George Will | May 11, 2008

In 1928, when some Southern Democrats balked at voting for their party's presidential nominee, Al Smith, a Catholic, incensed party loyalists popularized the saying, "I'd vote for a yellow dog if he ran on the Democratic ticket."

Robert Bluey | May 11, 2008

The Labor Department’s seven-year effort to improve financial reporting and disclosure by unions could come to a screeching halt once President Bush leaves office.

Austin Hill | May 11, 2008

It’s not a matter of “if,” but of “when,” Hillary will step down from her campaign - - right? I’m not so convinced.

Paul Jacob | May 11, 2008

Hardcore porkers love the soft-sell approach . . . which threatens to make oinkers of us all.

Ken Connor | May 11, 2008

Freedom of speech and inquiry have long been cherished principles in America.