Sat, May 31, 2008

Kevin McCullough | May 31, 2008

The sexual behavior that one chooses to engage in, will never be equal to the status of a person's race.

Jerry Bowyer | May 31, 2008

Always read to the end of the report; that’s where the good stuff is. Case in point an obscure little stat was released on Friday with the not-quite-tantalizing title “Agricultural Prices”.

Roger Schlesinger | May 31, 2008

You might recall from part one of these columns that I feel not only do the powers that be have the wrong culprits when it comes to the sub-prime crisis, or credit crunch, they also will not come up with the proper solution.

Amanda Carpenter | May 31, 2008

Likely Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has resigned from his controversial church, Trinity United Church of Christ.

Doug Giles | May 31, 2008

Biblical Christianity, lived and worked out in real time, has always been a life-stoking blessing in whatever land it took root.

Michael Barone | May 31, 2008

"It's the economy, stupid," James Carville famously said during the 1992 campaign, when a young Bill Clinton was running against the other President Bush.

Robert Novak | May 31, 2008

Republican insiders see the bitter criticism in Scott McClellan's memoir, "What Happened," as a payback for his abrupt firing as White House press secretary in the spring of 2006.

Charles Krauthammer | May 31, 2008

I'm not a global warming believer. I'm not a global warming denier. I'm a global warming agnostic.

Robert Murphy | May 31, 2008

With food and energy prices soaring, housing prices collapsing, and the economy sinking into what could be a deep recession, the government has been searching around for villains.

Fri, May 30, 2008

Humberto Fontova | May 30, 2008

There's roughly twice as many polar bears in the world today as thirty years ago. But on May 14th U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, invoking the U.S. Endangered Species Act, proclaimed polar bears as a “threatened species.”

Andrew Langer | May 30, 2008

As valuable as it is to America and the world, free trade as a policy is facing hard political times.

Kathryn Lopez | May 30, 2008

The temperature's getting hot, and so is the energy-policy debate. Gas prices are reaching new heights as anyone with a car knows. What are we going to do about it? Apparently, nothing serious.

Rich Tucker | May 30, 2008

During the 1980s, Kool & the Gang enjoyed a massive hit with “Celebration.” It was so popular it’s probably still on the charts somewhere.

Ken Connor | May 30, 2008

The term "evangelical" has been bandied about for years by politicians, the media and the general public. But what does it mean to be an "evangelical"?

Janet M. LaRue | May 30, 2008

“Marriage, it doesn’t mean anything.” That’s what Barack Obama told wife Michelle while they were dating, according to her recent interview in The New Yorker.

In January 1998, right after The Washington Post revealed President Bill Clinton’s relationship with Monica, I spoke with him about his predicament.

Robert Knight | May 30, 2008

The Boy Scouts of America have filed a lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia for threatening to evict the Cradle of Liberty Council from their headquarters in a city park.

John Hawkins | May 30, 2008

John McCain is having a very tough time uniting conservatives and the political winds seem to be at the Democrats' backs; so many people seem to think that Barack Obama will win in a walk in November.

Brent Bozell | May 30, 2008

That sleazy yet hallowed HBO television series "Sex and the City" is now in theaters as a feature film, and the cultural elites are having a religious experience.

Jonah Goldberg | May 30, 2008

Not since America's most revered feckless crapweasel, former Vermont Sen. James Jeffords, switched parties have Beltway Republicans been more eager to sew a half-starved ferret into someone's body cavity.

David Limbaugh | May 30, 2008

I'm aware of the widely held assumption that John McCain's path to victory in November requires him to capture a healthy percentage of independents and even Democrats.

Mona Charen | May 30, 2008

So much for the idea that Bush went to war for cheap oil. Yes, I know, they're now imagining that high gas prices are actually lining the pockets of the president's cronies at Exxon and Sunoco.

Oliver North | May 30, 2008

When the so-called mainstream media don't want you to know something, they simply spike the story -- meaning they just don't cover it. That's what's happened to the good news from Iraq.

Pat Buchanan | May 30, 2008

After losing both houses of Congress in the 1994 election, Bill Clinton expostulated: The president of the United States is not irrelevant!

Linda Chavez | May 30, 2008

If you ask Americans what issues matter most to them in choosing a president, the candidate's judicial philosophy is not likely to make it into the top 10.

Donald Lambro | May 30, 2008

Americans remain "deeply pessimistic" about the future of the U.S. economy, with a whopping 87 percent saying it's getting worse, according to a Gallup poll.

Burt Prelutsky | May 30, 2008

Recently, President Bush made a few derogatory remarks about appeasers while addressing Israel’s governing body, the Knesset. Over there, his comments earned him a nice round of applause, while over here, Barack Obama took umbrage.

Lorie Byrd | May 30, 2008

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan’s new book brings the question of who lied about Iraq to the front pages once again.

Joel Mowbray | May 30, 2008

The fiercely pro-Israel evangelical leader is being branded a bigot—again—but this time the media has tagged him with the worst possible association: Hitler.

Kathleen Parker | May 30, 2008

Take Scott McClellan. Is he dishonest? Dishonorable? Disloyal? Is he telling the truth that the Bush administration conducted an organized propaganda campaign in order to lead the country to war?

David Strom | May 30, 2008

Americans have been treated to a lot of whining by our elected officials about the high cost of oil and gas these days, but as usual the fingers are being pointed by rather than at the guilty parties.

Mike Gallagher | May 30, 2008

It was a pretty eventful week in the world of all things political. And as expected, the mainstream news media honed in on the wrong story.

Thu, May 29, 2008

Hugh Hewitt | May 29, 2008

Barack Obama’s long absence from Iraq after his one and only visit to the country –a two day visit in January, 2006—is shocking.

Rich Lowry | May 29, 2008

Scott McClellan has learned the profound wisdom of the old Groucho Marx line about not wanting to belong to any club that would have him.

Dr. Matthew Ladner | May 29, 2008

Nevada’s education system must address two urgent problems: an ever-growing quantity of students and the low average quality of schools.

Roger Schlesinger | May 29, 2008

It is about a year since the “shot heard around the world,” otherwise known as the subprime crisis, took hold and the misinformation is still circling the globe at the speed of sound.

Diana West | May 29, 2008

What interested me most about the official reaction to this month's Koran Sniper story was what it made vivid about our society.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | May 29, 2008

“I don’t see people or the world in terms of good, bad, those polar opposites,” explained British actress Thandie Newton. “I keep trying to restore the correct view of things after my kids watch Disney movies: ‘Is he a baddie? Darling, there is literally no such thing.’” Newton is portraying Condoleezza Rice, in Oliver Stone’s film “W,” about the Bush administration.

Paul Weyrich | May 29, 2008

Alabama State Senator Scott Beason has turned out to be the principal opponent of a new textbook, the Bible and Its Influence, backed by liberals for schools which want to teach about the Bible.

Amanda Carpenter | May 29, 2008

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan spoke of having a “higher loyalty” to the truth than to President Bush in his first interview about his controversial tell-all book.

Ross Mackenzie | May 29, 2008

As Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama struggle toward resolution of their tedious nominating contest, they are outdoing themselves in rhetorical stupidities.

Frank Pastore | May 29, 2008

After the release of the Evangelical Manifesto, Frank Pastore interviewed Manifesto signer and National Religious Broadcasters President Frank Wright.

In its final days, Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign has come to echo George Wallace's 1968 run.

Cliff May | May 29, 2008

There’s an anniversary this week we might do well to recall. On May 29, 1453 – just 555 short years ago -- troops led by Mehmed II broke through the walls of the ancient Christian capital of Constantinople.

John McCaslin | May 29, 2008

CIA insiders are suggesting that agency Director Michael V. Hayden consider inviting actors Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett, stars of the popular new Indiana Jones flick, to participate in the CIA's annual 5K race.

Amanda Carpenter | May 29, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama admitted to reporters he has never made an attempt to meet with Army General David H. Petraeus and said his opponents were making it a “sarcastic” and “flippant” political issue.

Michael Reagan | May 29, 2008

It's amazing what some people will do for 30 pieces of silver. Scott McClellan is not the first press secretary to be forced out of the job, and he won't be the last.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 29, 2008

Our baby-boom generation is woefully unprepared to solve serious problems. The fault of this age, dear baby boomers, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.

Larry Elder | May 29, 2008

I left a comfortable, well-paying job to go into a less comfortable, even more competitive, high-risk field. I knew a lot about lawyers, but nothing about business, especially the business of recruitment.

Ken Blackwell | May 29, 2008

On Saturday the Democratic Party’s Rules and Bylaws Committee will likely remove all barriers to Senator Barack Obama’s nomination.

Cal Thomas | May 29, 2008

The HBO movie "Recount" tells the story from the Democratic Party point of view that the 2000 presidential election was improperly won by George W. Bush.

Terry Jeffrey | May 29, 2008

When presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke last month with Advocate.com, he took a different approach to same-sex marriage than he took in 2004.

Matt Towery | May 29, 2008

OK, let me get this out first. Do I think it's still tough being an African-American? Absolutely. I'm not naive.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 29, 2008

If you’ve ever wondered why liberals fight tooth and nail whenever it comes to confirming judges, just look to California.

Steve Chapman | May 29, 2008

Right now, energy consumers can only envy the Greek King Sisyphus. He was condemned by the gods to spend his life pushing a boulder up a hill, only to see it roll back down again.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 29, 2008

As I noted several weeks back, some very bizarre happenings began to haunt the Obama campaign in April.

Jon Sanders | May 29, 2008

Once upon a time, a very tedious time seemingly long, long ago, there were three frontrunners in the Democratic presidential primary.

Paul Weyrich | May 29, 2008

One of the things Ed Feulner and I urged conservatives in the House to do was to adduce an agenda of their own. Indeed, along the years they did so.

George Will | May 29, 2008

Most improvements make matters worse because most new ideas are regrettable, including a not-quite-new one from John McCain.

Robert Novak | May 29, 2008

After Clinton cited the murder of Robert F. Kennedy as reason for remaining a candidate for the presidential nomination, I contacted many activist Democrats.

Gregg Jackson | May 29, 2008

Senator McCain, as an across-the-board conservative, I plan to vote for you in November—unless a more authentically conservative ticket emerges.

Wed, May 28, 2008

Ann Coulter | May 28, 2008

Who better to face down a Holocaust denier with a messianic complex than the guy who is afraid of a debate moderated by Brit Hume?

Dan Gainor | May 28, 2008

Angry about the price of gas? It used to be you could simply blame Bill Clinton. Clinton vetoed a budget that authorized drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Janice Shaw Crouse | May 28, 2008

Last week here in Washington, researchers and policy analysts from around the nation met at a government-sponsored conference to discuss ways of promoting positive behaviors by youths and minimizing risky ones.

Frank Pastore | May 28, 2008

The California Supreme Court has now legalized same-sex marriage, overturning the will of the people.

Paul Edwards | May 28, 2008

Just how low do presidential candidates have to go to win votes? Is there historical precedent for debasing oneself in pursuit of the nation’s highest office?

Scott Bensing | May 28, 2008

Former Governor and failed Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen is a remarkable story of firsts for New Hampshire.

Larry Kudlow | May 28, 2008

Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal strongly editorializes against the Warner-Lieberman cap-and-trade plan that allegedly will solve our alleged problem with global warming.

Rich Muny | May 28, 2008

A Mississippi congressional district that voted for President Bush by a twenty-five point margin in 2004 recently elected a Democrat to Congress.

Amanda Carpenter | May 28, 2008

Supporters of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign do not want to engage those protesting on behalf of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Committee’s Saturday meeting to determine how Michigan and Florida will be counted.

John McCaslin | May 28, 2008

That was Linda Douglass, who recently left National Journal and other media outlets to join Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign as a senior strategist and spokeswoman.

John Stossel | May 28, 2008

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama want to raise the price of oil, as well as most everything else, and lower the value of the pension and mutual funds that union members and retirees depend on.

Thomas Sowell | May 28, 2008

"Killing an Unarmed Man." That is how the front-page headline in the New York Times characterized an incident in which a man tried to run over a policeman with his car.

Michelle Malkin | May 28, 2008

I've been a fan of Dunkin' Donuts for years. Their Munchkins are heaven. Their coffee is better and cheaper than Starbucks.

Walter E. Williams | May 28, 2008

In searching for villains for rising food and oil prices, some commentators have turned to speculators, namely people trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and similar exchanges around the world.

Brent Bozell | May 28, 2008

Just in the last few days, in Sunrise, Fla., Obama said, "How's it going, Sunshine?" He did the same thing in Sioux Falls, S.D., calling it "Sioux City." Some of his geographic struggles seem calculated.

Jonah Goldberg | May 28, 2008

The Democratic candidate for the presidential nomination tends to dismiss any inconvenient fact as a "distraction" and to label every stinging criticism as "divisive."

David Limbaugh | May 28, 2008

On Monday, John McCain wisely urged Barack Obama to join him in visiting Iraq, something Obama hasn't done since 2006, when he declared the war lost.

Tony Blankley | May 28, 2008

I like the way our little memorial came into being, just as most American Memorial Day sites and traditions since the Civil War did: by the desire and initiative of local folks to remember and honor those who died for us.

Cal Thomas | May 28, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is the polar opposite of John F. Kennedy.

Dennis Prager | May 28, 2008

Comments about God and the Holocaust made in a sermon 10 years ago by a leading evangelical pastor, John Hagee, have received a great deal of attention.

Michael Medved | May 28, 2008

John McCain obviously wants the country to begin thinking and talking about his selection of a running mate – otherwise, why did he invite three leading V.P. possibilities to his home?

Ben Shapiro | May 28, 2008

Does disdain for the military matter anymore? If Barack Obama's candidacy is any indication, it does not.

Austin Bay | May 28, 2008

Considering the violent threats, fractured politics and bitter history it confronts, Iraq's democratic government has accomplished much in two short years.

Paul Greenberg | May 28, 2008

The surprising thing is that Mike Huckabee didn't make one of his really tasteless jokes much earlier this presidential year.

Donald Lambro | May 28, 2008

Barack Obama's general-election prospects are not looking so good lately, as he spins and equivocates his way through the final days of the presidential primaries.

Bill Murchison | May 28, 2008

The polygamist story has been all over the place, not excluding the front page of The New York Times and the networks.

Maggie Gallagher | May 28, 2008

Amnesty International reports hopes are fading that the Beijing Olympics may lead China to reform, warning us in an April report.

Jacob Sullum | May 28, 2008

The week before a state appeals court condemned the wholesale removal of children from the Yearning for Zion Ranch in Eldorado, a spokesman for Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) insisted the case "is not about religion."

Kathleen Parker | May 28, 2008

The question we keep hearing is: Why does Hillary keep running? The better question is: Why do people keep asking?

Rich Lowry | May 28, 2008

During the 2000 election controversy, Democrats brayed "count every vote" in Florida and discounted George Bush's eventual victory in the Electoral College because he lost the national popular vote to Al Gore.

Joel Mowbray | May 28, 2008

Setting foot into the southern Israeli coastal city mall hit four days earlier by a Palestinian rocket, the natural expectation was to see ravaged shops and smashed kiosks. There were none.

Tue, May 27, 2008

Amanda Carpenter | May 27, 2008

Barack Obama’s campaign staff is scrambling to explain a family story Obama told on the campaign trail that rivals say is untrue and warrants explanation.

Paul Weyrich | May 27, 2008

The Reason Foundation estimates that States of the Union are facing a $9 billion a year shortfall to deal with infrastructure, mainly roads.

Amanda Carpenter | May 27, 2008

GOP presidential nominee John McCain expertly handled an unusually high number of interruptions while unveiling a new nuclear security policy his advisers say represents a significant departure from the Bush administration.

Frank Gaffney | May 27, 2008

In response to past mistakes and as a result of hubristic political calculation, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is setting in motion forces that promise to lead inexorably to grief for his nation.

Christopher Merola | May 27, 2008

While on the ground in Mississippi for the special election this past May 13thI was able to hear the voices of the people who were up in arms over the behavior of the Republican Party.

Daniel M. Rothschild | May 27, 2008

Sunday was the first day of FEMA’s Hurricane Awareness Week—and also the 1,000-day anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall.

John McCaslin | May 27, 2008

The FedEx delivery truck pulled up in front of this columnist's home over the Memorial Day weekend carrying a large heavy box that had to be turned sideways to fit through the front door.

Thomas Sowell | May 27, 2008

Years ago, when Jack Greenberg left the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to become a professor at Columbia University, he announced that he was going to make it a point to hire a black secretary at Columbia.

Pat Buchanan | May 27, 2008

Europe, the Mother Continent of Western Man, is today aging and dying, unable to sustain the birth rates needed to keep her alive, or to resist conquest by an immigrant invasion from the Third World.

Mike Adams | May 27, 2008

In the personal battle between the two I must side with Senator McCain.

Mon, May 26, 2008

Bill Steigerwald | May 26, 2008

Victor Davis Hanson, a former classics professor, is a renowned conservative scholar of ancient history and military affairs who's recently become a nationally syndicated columnist and blogger.

Ken Connor | May 26, 2008

Even the most despicable ideas can be made palatable when euphemisms are used to spin them. That's why abortion advocates call themselves "pro-choice" rather than "pro abortion."

Terry Paulson | May 26, 2008

Those who have given their lives in military service to our country are honored on this and every Memorial Day, but they’re not here to tell their own stories.

Paul Greenberg | May 26, 2008

By now the media's establishment has all but given the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama - many times over.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 26, 2008

Many arguments, pro and con, about how to deal with illegal aliens have been passionately debated over the past couple of years, but there are still other arguments that need public exposure.

Burt Prelutsky | May 26, 2008

It’s an odd thing about the way in which the two genders deal with their sexual experiences. Early on, it’s most often males who do all the bragging, even if they have to lie about it.

Paul Kengor | May 26, 2008

When it comes to “supporting the troops,” some Americans have chosen some curious means of expression.

Chuck Colson | May 26, 2008

Where is God amidst the horrors of war? How do soldiers keep their faith in God’s goodness amidst the suffering and slaughter of battle?

Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD | May 26, 2008

Imagine that you have raised your child be self-reliant, self-directing, honest, law abiding, considerate of the rights and feelings of others, and committed to cooperating with others toward shared goals for win-win outcomes.

William Rusher | May 26, 2008

The news that Sen. Ted Kennedy has an inoperable malignant glioma in the left parietal sector of his brain is a major development in American politics.

Frank Turek | May 26, 2008

Why not legalize same-sex marriage? Who could it possibly hurt? Children and the rest of society. That’s the conclusion of David Blankenhorn, who is anything but an anti-gay “bigot.”

Robert Novak | May 26, 2008

The Almanac of American Politics talks of a "moderate image" for Kathleen Sebelius, daughter of former Ohio Gov. John Gilligan.

Mike Adams | May 26, 2008

This column will come as quite a surprise to feminists across my campus and across the nation.

Star Parker | May 26, 2008

John McCain wants Americans to elect him to provide tough leadership in a dangerous world. But when it just takes some mud slung from a few left-wing websites to drive him under a rock, you have to wonder.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | May 26, 2008

Last week John McCain denounced the work and ministry of two very popular pastors, John Hagee and Rod Parsley.

Mary Grabar | May 26, 2008

Noah Harris, a Christian gentleman, scholar, and soldier, displayed his code of honor everywhere--in the classroom, the football field, and the battle field.

Sun, May 25, 2008

Guy Benson | May 25, 2008

By now, everyone's heard of Sen. John McCain's "Straight Talk Express," on which Mr. Maverick routinely shoots the breeze with members of the press.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 25, 2008

Tomorrow our nation will celebrate Memorial Day. For many, Memorial Day weekend is a time to mark the end of school and the beginning of summer.

David Stokes | May 25, 2008

As President Bush continues to receive criticism about his recent remarks in a speech to the Knesset in Jerusalem, many are taking a fresh look at the personalities and politics of previous generations.

George Will | May 25, 2008

After Corporal Buckles was mustered out of the Army in 1920 with $143.90 in his pocket, he went to business school in Oklahoma City for five months, then rented a typewriter for $3 a month and sent out job applications.

Kevin McCullough | May 25, 2008

When it comes to crippling, racist, and economically debilitating energy policy liberals have truly paralyzed America.

Paul Jacob | May 25, 2008

There's something new in the land of jade: Spontaneous mass charitable aid. A new epoch in Chinese culture now begins.

Salena Zito | May 25, 2008

Say it’s the Tuesday after Labor Day weekend, the Democrats’ convention is over, Barack Obama is their nominee, and the campaign season has officially begun.

Mary Grabar | May 25, 2008

Rochester was once a place of hope for DP’s who had spent years in unsanitary barracks of Austrian camps, working as day laborers on farms.

Austin Hill | May 25, 2008

Republican presidential nominee John McCain did the “the Hollywood thing” again.