Sat, May 24, 2008

Doug Giles | May 24, 2008

I was being interviewed on talk radio a couple of weeks ago when the “talent” turned the discussion to my faith and my thoughts on the state of the Church in America.

Michael Barone | May 24, 2008

The assumption in the admiring precincts of the press corps is that voters have dismissed as irrelevant Obama's longtime association with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Robert Novak | May 24, 2008

Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, a strong favorite to be elected to the Senate this year, has told associates that he is being considered as Barack Obama's vice presidential running mate.

Nick Nichols | May 24, 2008

Will there be an all-powerful Czar of Rights? Or maybe another UN cabal of activists and other so-called stakeholders will be created to anoint certain civil, political, economic, social and cultural desires?

Fri, May 23, 2008

There is a growing effort by the Clintons — led by Bill — to convey a sense of entitlement for Hillary's newly minted vice presidential ambitions.

Rich Tucker | May 23, 2008

During the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois asked him, “You’re a Bruce Springsteen fan?” An odd question, to which Alito replied tepidly, “I am to some degree, yes.”

Kathryn Lopez | May 23, 2008

May 20 marked Cuban Independence Day -- a bittersweet occasion celebrating a freedom won more than 100 years ago but no longer known to the long-suffering residents of Cuba.

Diana West | May 23, 2008

What is the point of comparison here between movie fiction and recent fact? Namely, the contrasting reactions to these two manifestations of contempt for anti-liberty ideologies.

John McCaslin | May 23, 2008

Congress this week recognized the 100th anniversary of the Congressional Club, created in 1908 to provide a nonpartisan setting for friendships among the spouses of members of the House and Senate.

Rich Galen | May 23, 2008

If you don't have an actual job, then you are not actually playing actual hooky when you decide to hit the 11:00 AM opening-day viewing of the new Indiana Jones movie.

Mike Gallagher | May 23, 2008

I'm not sure that I have ever been so relieved to see a headline. "Court Rules Removal of Children From FLDS Compound was Illegal."

John Hawkins | May 23, 2008

Ronald Reagan was the greatest American President of the last 100 years, the second most important man of the 20th century behind Churchill, and one of the outstanding Presidents and world leaders of the modern era.

Brent Bozell | May 23, 2008

At the dawn of the Democratic primary race between Barack and Hillary, news anchors like ABC's Diane Sawyer were caught up in the question: Is America more poisoned by racism or sexism?

Jonah Goldberg | May 23, 2008

John McCain needs to pick a running mate. He has a tough decision to make.

David Limbaugh | May 23, 2008

Columnist Robert Novak reports that John McCain will not yield to Barack Obama's efforts to shame him into running a vanilla campaign.

Mona Charen | May 23, 2008

Does the outcome of last month's election in Italy have any relevance to the U.S.?

Oliver North | May 23, 2008

Unlike the late '60s and early '70s, when veterans of Vietnam were cautioned not to wear uniforms in public, these young heroes proudly wear proof of their service on their chests.

Pat Buchanan | May 23, 2008

"A Victory for Equality and Justice," blared the headline above the editorial. "Momentous," "historic," "a major victory for civil rights," "a scrupulously fair ruling based on law, precedents and common sense."

Suzanne Fields | May 23, 2008

The youth vote is rockin' if not rollin'. Young voters who blog -- and there are lots of them -- boast they're the voting bloc that's hot.

Linda Chavez | May 23, 2008

Barack Obama must be too busy declaring victory to read a newspaper. How else can you explain the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's obliviousness to what is going on in Iraq at this very moment?

Paul Greenberg | May 23, 2008

A German poet once said that the great advantage of being in love is that one loses all interest in newspapers.

Donald Lambro | May 23, 2008

Have you noticed that ever since the Democrats took control of Congress, oil and gas prices have been going through the roof?

Burt Prelutsky | May 23, 2008

One of the worst things about finding ourselves in the midst of a presidential race is that it distracts us from baseball.

Kathleen Parker | May 23, 2008

Declaring and debunking crises has become a subsidiary industry of the gender wars.

Charles Krauthammer | May 23, 2008

Should the president ever meet with enemies? Sometimes, but only after minimal American objectives -- i.e. preconditions -- have been met.

Thu, May 22, 2008

Hugh Hewitt | May 22, 2008

As the pictures continue to arrive from the region of China impacted by the massive 7.9 earthquake of last week, the reality of the scale of the devastation sinks in.

Sandy Rios | May 22, 2008

“What are you so afraid of?” a caller to my Chicago radio show asked. “Green” is a veteran with two sons serving in Iraq.

Sabrina L. Schaeffer | May 22, 2008

Slumping housing prices and ballooning gas and food prices have led many families to put the brakes on spending.

Cliff May | May 22, 2008

To celebrate July 4th, Americans shoot off fireworks – a colorful reminder of the struggle for independence.

Ross Mackenzie | May 22, 2008

Brief comments, direct or implied, about items large and small in the news . . .

John McCaslin | May 22, 2008

That was Jordanian Ambassador Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein and his Texas-born wife Princess Sarah Zeid hosting a Washington observance for Jordan's 62nd Independence Day at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel yesterday.

Roger Schlesinger | May 22, 2008

Whether it is a sound bite or a tagline, I can’t believe what I have been hearing. It seems that as long as the words that are strung together either have no discernable meaning or are not based on reality, the more these words are accepted.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 22, 2008

Who becomes a general — and why — tells us a lot about whether our military is on the right or wrong track.

Larry Elder | May 22, 2008

One hundred nine historians already nearly unanimously agree. They call the presidency of George W. Bush a "failure." The History News Network (HNN), who polled the historians, failed to name them or where they work.

Ken Blackwell | May 22, 2008

Liberals have a propensity for cannibalizing their own. This behavioral trait is entertaining for those on the right and just might cause the Democrats to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory this November.

Cal Thomas | May 22, 2008

These days, people on "one side" of the political spectrum are not supposed to cooperate, much less have a personal relationship with anyone on the "other side."

Matt Towery | May 22, 2008

In the early evening of May 20, a massive thunderstorm swept across the northern sections of Metro Atlanta. It struck almost without warning, and within an hour it was gone.

Donald Lambro | May 22, 2008

John McCain has been relentlessly pounding Barack Obama on his weakest ground: experience, fighting the war on terrorism and his judgment in world affairs.

Steve Chapman | May 22, 2008

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union had some 45,000 nuclear warheads. At the moment, Iran has none.

George Will | May 22, 2008

A preventive war worked out so well in Iraq that Washington last week launched another. The new preventive war -- the government responding forcefully against a postulated future threat -- has been declared on behalf of polar bears.

Robert Novak | May 22, 2008

Obama began pounding McCain for seeking the third term of George W. Bush. At the same time, Obama implores McCain in the interest of "one nation" and "one people" not to attack him.

Paul Weyrich | May 22, 2008

There has been a major development in the State of Georgia yet the so-called mainstream media has completely ignored it and even the alternative media hardly has covered it.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 22, 2008

Poor Neville Chamberlain. The long-deceased British prime minister -- remembered through the decades for his policy of appeasement and for the war with Hitler that it hastened -- now suffers yet another disgrace.

Wed, May 21, 2008

Ann Coulter | May 21, 2008

You always know you've struck gold when liberals react with hysteria and rage to something you've said.

Tom DeLay | May 21, 2008

Thousands of other Republicans running for offices around the country have not only a chance to win, but a chance to rededicate the Republican Party and reform our country in the process.

Lisa A. Rickard | May 21, 2008

Interviewed after his trial, famous – now infamous – class action attorney Bill Lerach admitted it is “industry practice” to give kickbacks to certain plaintiffs.

Michael Reagan | May 21, 2008

Barack Obama, the left’s new Moses, has come down from his lofty mount to proclaim a new commandment: “Thou shalt not criticize my wife, Michelle.”

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | May 21, 2008

Who says judges aren’t a big deal? One needs only to look at California’s Supreme Court May 15 ruling on same-sex marriage to see the ramifications of judicial nominations. Those judges were even audacious enough to overturn a proposition vote by the state’s citizens.

Bob Burney | May 21, 2008

Drive into Mt. Vernon, Ohio and it’s like a step back into history. The city, founded in 1805, is anchored by a city square straight out of an old post card or possibly a Norman Rockwell painting.

Scott Rasmussen, whose site, , follows these races closely, is producing truly hair-raising polling data.

John McCaslin | May 21, 2008

CIA Director Michael V. Hayden told a Business Executives for National Security gathering in downtown Washington that his agency's network of spies are often out in front of U.S. troops and sometimes are the first to "engage" the enemy.

Rich Galen | May 21, 2008

Hillary Clinton split with Barack Obama last night in the Kentucky and Oregon primaries. That was not enough. Clinton needed an upset in Oregon and she didn't get it.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | May 21, 2008

Hezbollah – the Lebanon-based terrorist organization – has scored another victory: This one, political.

Janice Shaw Crouse | May 21, 2008

The House Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight held a hearing last week to discuss House Resolution 146.

Michael Medved | May 21, 2008

Advocates for same-sex marriage should feel embarrassed by current efforts to recycle the three most discredited ideas of the “Free Love” Revolution of the 1960’s.

Thomas Sowell | May 21, 2008

Highly praised projects created by leading "experts" have repeatedly led to economic and social disasters, whether in Europe or the United States.

Michelle Malkin | May 21, 2008

All it takes is one gaffe to taint a Republican for life. The political establishment never let Dan Quayle live down his fateful misspelling of "potatoe."

John Stossel | May 21, 2008

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain threw his support -- again -- to a complex government program to reduce carbon emissions.

Walter E. Williams | May 21, 2008

Every time there's a highly publicized shooting, out go the cries for stricter gun control laws, and it was no different with the recent murder of Philadelphia Police Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski.

Jonah Goldberg | May 21, 2008

I admit it: I'm no environmentalist. But I like to think I'm something of a conservationist.

Mike Adams | May 21, 2008

Yes, thank you very much. Please be seated. It was a pleasure speaking to you this evening. I have a few minutes to answer some questions.

Tony Blankley | May 21, 2008

I am as willing as the next conservative pundit to throw back a tumbler or two of whiskey and whine about our plight this election season. But...

Michael Gerson | May 21, 2008

To those who know this Eagle Scout with 28 years of experience in government, Robert Gates' subdued efficiency is not surprising.

Ben Shapiro | May 21, 2008

Barack OBama rightly perceived President Bush's statement as an attack on him. But that doesn't make the attack illegitimate.

Debra J. Saunders | May 21, 2008

In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Connecticut city's right to seize through eminent domain the waterfront homes of longtime residents for private development.

Terry Jeffrey | May 21, 2008

Before anybody tries to change the world to save polar bears, which the Department of Interior listed as "threatened" last week, somebody should figure out how many polar bears there are.

Austin Bay | May 21, 2008

Memorial Day became a national day, a healing day of remembrance to say "thanks," no matter one's history.

Paul Greenberg | May 21, 2008

I made this list, Dear Reader, to remind me of some things I keep forgetting. It occurred to me that others might forget them on occasion, too.

Maggie Gallagher | May 21, 2008

They say we are tired of culture wars. Tell that to the California Supreme Court, which didn't sound tired at all when it lobbed a big, fat hand grenade into the marriage debate.

Jacob Sullum | May 21, 2008

In a recent speech to the National Rifle Association, John McCain presented himself as an advocate of judicial restraint.

Kathleen Parker | May 21, 2008

Chivalry is still charming, as Barack Obama proved when he recently warned Tennessee Republicans to leave his wife alone.

Paul Weyrich | May 21, 2008

I was interviewing one of the most liberal Democrats in the House of Representatives, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), when suddenly he surprised me.

Chuck Colson | May 21, 2008

In a recent issue of the New York Times, respected columnist David Brooks described how what he calls a “revolution in neuroscience” is shaping “how people see the world.”

Craig Shirley | May 21, 2008

Sir George Bernard Shaw once said, "If you can't hide the skeleton in your closet, then you'd better learn how to make him dance."

Tue, May 20, 2008

Brian Fitzpatrick | May 20, 2008

The liberal media aren’t reporting it, but presidential candidate Barack Obama told an Oregon audience we’re “goners” if we fail to stop global warming.

Karin Agness | May 20, 2008

We are in the midst of graduation season. Commencement ceremonies are a time for celebrating the achievement of students.

Terry Paulson | May 20, 2008

The media pundits and many Republicans themselves have all but conceded the November election. They seem paralyzed like a deer in the headlights by the mid-term election setbacks.

John McCaslin | May 20, 2008

Playwright and television journalist Janet Langhart Cohen, wife of former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen, confirms that she is endorsing Sen. Barack Obama for president.

Thomas Sowell | May 20, 2008

Random thoughts on the passing scene.

Chuck Norris | May 20, 2008

Last year, I enjoyed taking a momentary respite from my rather serious cultural and political commentary in order to share my tongue-in-cheek campaign promises in the column "If I Am Elected President."

David Limbaugh | May 20, 2008

Democrats begin any presidential race with a national security credibility deficit, and this one should be no different, notwithstanding the unpopularity of the Iraq war.

Cal Thomas | May 20, 2008

Democrats didn't steal your issues, sir. You abandoned them. Your party discarded them. Democrats simply engaged in dumpster harvesting.

Dennis Prager | May 20, 2008

It is difficult to imagine a single social change greater than redefining marriage from opposite sex to include members of the same sex.

Pat Buchanan | May 20, 2008

Addressing the Knesset on the 60th anniversary of Israel's birth, Bush said those who say we should negotiate with Iran or Hamas are like the fools who said we should negotiate with Adolf Hitler.

Bill Murchison | May 20, 2008

The California Supreme Court, without knowing it, just put on a heck of a fundraiser for John McCain.

William Rusher | May 20, 2008

As matters stand, the Republican Party is facing an historic shellacking in November.

Chuck Norris | May 20, 2008

Last year, I enjoyed taking a momentary respite from my rather serious cultural and political commentary in order to share my tongue-in-cheek campaign promises.

Mon, May 19, 2008

Rich Lowry | May 19, 2008

In their litany of American presidents who met with hostile dictators, supporters of Barack Obama cite John F. Kennedy and his meeting with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna in 1961.

Paul Weyrich | May 19, 2008

These are difficult times. Wars and rumors of wars. Troubling times with the world economy.

Jack Kemp | May 19, 2008

It's no secret that these are uncertain economic times. With the cost of food and energy rising almost daily, one might expect politicians to work overtime to keep taxes on other consumer goods from adding to the cost of living.

Janice Shaw Crouse | May 19, 2008

California Assemblyman Charles Calderon estimates that people spend over $3,000 every second on adult entertainment and that there is a new adult video produced every 39 minutes.

Bill Steigerwald | May 19, 2008

With the announcement that he'll seek the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential nomination, former Georgia Republican congressman Bob Barr has added another twist to an already crazy election year.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 19, 2008

The media have been telling us to watch the gun-control case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, where we await a decision about Americans' Second Amendment rights.

Amanda Carpenter | May 19, 2008

Likely Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama told supporters Iran is just a “tiny” country at a campaign stop in Oregon Sunday evening.

John McCaslin | May 19, 2008

The Barack Obama campaign will show its solidarity with Israel on the National Mall in Washington on June 1.

Rich Galen | May 19, 2008

On Friday at noon I was the guest speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Republican Communications Association - the organization of press secretaries who work for GOP Members of the US House of Representatives.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | May 19, 2008

Similar to the Ohio campaign four years ago, California will have a marriage amendment on the ballot during this November. Could this moral tug of war once again send shock waves throughout the nation?

Jason Mattera | May 19, 2008

Leftist administrators at DePaul University are threatening to cancel a speech by Chris Simcox if the conservatives on campus don’t come up with $2,500 to pay for 20 private security officers.

Paul Greenberg | May 19, 2008

Hillary Clinton has come a far piece in this campaign. Down. Call it the saga of the Incredible Sinking Woman.

Robert Novak | May 19, 2008

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, at age 38 and having served less than five terms, did not leap over a dozen of his seniors to become ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee by bashing GOP leaders.

Burt Prelutsky | May 19, 2008

Barack Obama insisted that he was going to be the post-racial presidential candidate, the man who was going to bring us all together and make us forget our racial differences.

Mike Adams | May 19, 2008

The drug problem at UNC-Wilmington (where I teach) has gotten so widespread that I have to say something.

Carol Platt Liebau | May 19, 2008

When the California Supreme Court created a “right” to gay marriage last week, it was entirely foreseeable that opponents of the ruling would organize.

Dinesh D'Souza | May 19, 2008

It is the essence of democracy that people should be able to decide the moral rules that govern the nature of a community. If people don't have that power, then they are living under an autocracy.

Star Parker | May 19, 2008

California's Supreme Court has made its contribution to the ongoing debasement of our law, our language, and our culture by legalizing same-sex marriage.

Sun, May 18, 2008

David Stokes | May 18, 2008

Mitt Romney spoke about the relationship between religion and politics again last week, continuing and clarifying the argument he made in December while still a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.

Salena Zito | May 18, 2008

If you wonder why Barack Obama did not try to compete in West Virginia, his dismissal of the Mountain State had nothing to do with giving Hillary Clinton one last hurrah.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 18, 2008

This past week, I joined 34 students in Fairburn, Georgia for a ceremony celebrating their completion of the Learn and Earn pilot program in math and science.

Debra J. Saunders | May 18, 2008

Barack Obama is like a shot of Botox. Support him, and you take 10 years off your face. You join the cool crowd. You become one with idealistic kids and Hollywood glitterati.

Steve Chapman | May 18, 2008

In the old story, a preacher gives an inspiring sermon, which he concludes by asking his congregants to stand up if they want to go to heaven. Everyone rises except one nervous-looking fellow.

George Will | May 18, 2008

In America, nothing ages as fast as novelty, and efforts to encourage Clinton to pack it in are heartening evidence that the novelty has worn off.

Robert Bluey | May 18, 2008

Exactly one year after angering conservatives with an amnesty bill for illegal aliens, Sen. John McCain managed to fire up the right again last week.

Austin Hill | May 18, 2008

Guess what? It’s “scrutiny time” for Barack Obama.

Kevin McCullough | May 18, 2008

During the past eight years John McCain's indifference to the social conservative issues ranged at times from mere annoyance to seeming overt hostility.

Paul Jacob | May 18, 2008

Go to a baseball game: Watch the runners steal home; watch the government steal your kid.