Sun, Jul 06, 2008

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | July 06, 2008

Noise, often thought of as a distraction, might need rethinking.

Sat, Jul 05, 2008

Doug Giles | July 05, 2008

I would love to wake up one morning and hear on Fox & Friends that the cops found a wannabe child molester dead in the woods rather than the kid he was about to rape.

Michael Barone | July 05, 2008

Obama's candidacy by itself is not a test of whether Americans are unwilling to vote for a black candidate; to determine that, you would have to take into account whether those unwilling to vote for him would be willing to vote for a different kind of black candidate.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | July 05, 2008

Celebrate the courage of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in the fight for freedom. He has shown tremendous courage in signing the Louisiana Science Education Bill, an important blow for academic freedom.

Robert Murphy | July 05, 2008

When it comes to vilifying big evil corporations, the accusations made about oil companies never disappoint.

Robert Novak | July 05, 2008

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, whose stock as Sen. Barack Obama's possible vice presidential running mate had been rising, may have ruined his chances.

Fri, Jul 04, 2008

Brent Bozell | July 04, 2008

So much for the "harmless" nature of pot.

Jonah Goldberg | July 04, 2008

Hoping that the third time really is the charm, the McCain campaign has had yet another staff shakeup.

David Limbaugh | July 04, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama spoke on the subject of patriotism this past week in an effort to undo some of the damage he has already inflicted on his own image -- through his associations, his statements and policy positions -- and to obscure his liberalism.

Mona Charen | July 04, 2008

The rescue of three Americans from the jungles of South America is a terrific Fourth of July present to the nation.

Oliver North | July 04, 2008

The potentates who run the taxpayer-subsidized Corporation for Public Broadcasting have an exquisite sense of timing.

Suzanne Fields | July 04, 2008

I've always wondered how we might have celebrated Independence Day if it had fallen on the Fourth of February.

Linda Chavez | July 04, 2008

There are few places in the world that beckon to those who share no common blood or history, but America has done so for centuries. It is one of the things that defines this great country.

Kathryn Lopez | July 04, 2008

In Texas just before Independence Day, former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee co-sponsored a "Rediscovering God in America" pastors' conference.

Paul Greenberg | July 04, 2008

If this nation - now a global power despite itself - had room for only one poet, surely it would be the irrepressible Walt Whitman.

Donald Lambro | July 04, 2008

Violence has drastically declined in Iraq, the chief Sunni Muslim political bloc is ready to rejoin the Shiite-led government, and Obama campaign advisers are talking about a more gradual troop pullout plan.

Bill Bunkley | July 04, 2008

It’s that special time of the year when American history buffs gain a little extra company as we relish the rich heritage from our forefathers.

Rich Tucker | July 04, 2008

Clichés are generally tiresome, but they only become clichés by first being true. Perhaps the best cliché to explain this year’s presidential election would be, “The more things change, the more they remain the same.”

George Will | July 04, 2008

Those who tilled the startlingly red clay or who lived in the town named for George III's wife Charlotte might have been bemused had they foreseen the annual hoopla that commemorates July 4, 1776.

Charles Krauthammer | July 04, 2008

You'll notice Barack Obama is now wearing a flag pin. Again. During the primary campaign, he refused to, explaining that he'd worn one after 9/11 but then stopped because it "became a substitute for, I think, true patriotism."

Kathleen Parker | July 04, 2008

What's on the president's mind these days? We do still have a president, though it's sometimes hard to remember in our impatience to replace him.

Burt Prelutsky | July 04, 2008

There are good lies and there are bad lies, and not just on a golf course. Good lies are those that make me laugh.

Janet M. LaRue | July 04, 2008

The Founders, who risked their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to secure their liberty and ours, trusted peaceable people to be armed because they were one with us, not sovereign over us.

Chuck Colson | July 04, 2008

It is easy to grow weary over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As for me, a former Marine, I ache for the families of the men and women who have paid the ultimate price.

Lorie Byrd | July 04, 2008

If the things I’ve heard said about America over the past eight years were true, there would be little reason to celebrate this Independence Day.

Thu, Jul 03, 2008

Scott Bensing | July 03, 2008

As America's 232nd birthday approaches, the stakes have never been higher.

Matt Towery | July 03, 2008

Oil and gasoline are on everybody's minds as Americans take to the roads for the July Fourth holiday weekend.

Jerry Bowyer | July 03, 2008

Do you ever wonder why America initiated and then dominated the oil exploration and discovery industry.

Michael Reagan | July 03, 2008

Americans are worried. Americans are angry. Soaring gas prices are seriously crippling our economy and hitting us where it hurts the most -- in our pockets.

Michelle Bernard | July 03, 2008

Independence Day is the most significant of our political holidays. Without the 4th, there would be no President’s Day or Memorial Day.

Ross Mackenzie | July 03, 2008

A potpourri of recent quotes in the news . . .

Joel Mowbray | July 03, 2008

Striding to the podium without a hair follicle anywhere on his smooth face, Josh Mandel certainly didn’t inspire high expectations at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley this past Sunday night.

Rich Lowry | July 03, 2008

Besides the Continental Congress -- which hardly covered itself in glory -- the Army was our first national institution. It joined together well-mannered Virginians, quarrelsome Yankees and backcountry riflemen in an incubator of the nation.

Fred Thompson | July 03, 2008

This country was founded on certain eternal truths – the lessons of the Scriptures and the wisdom of the ages … the recognition that there is such a thing as human nature.

John McCaslin | July 03, 2008

Lawrence Lessig, professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of the school's Center for Internet and Society, spoke at this week's opening ceremonies of the 2008 Aspen Ideas Festival.

John Boehner | July 03, 2008

Prior to leaving Washington, D.C. for the Independence Day district work period, I promised Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democratic leaders that my Republican colleagues and I would be right back on the House floor on July 8, fighting for a vote on our “all of the above” plan to increase American energy production, encourage more efficiency and conservation, and promote the use of alternative fuels and biofuels

Larry Elder | July 03, 2008

A prominent 20th-century Democrat made the following statement about the purpose of the Second Amendment.

Ken Blackwell | July 03, 2008

It behooves us all, especially in this pivotal election year, to reflect on the words of our nations Founders in light of medical sciences capacity to infringe upon the first human right, the right to life.

Cal Thomas | July 03, 2008

It is a privilege to spend 90 minutes with the president of the United States. It is frustrating, though, when 90 percent of those minutes are declared off the record.

Diana West | July 03, 2008

Having run the polite-but-grim gauntlet of Dutch government security to gain access to Geert Wilders, I finally understood what the 24-hour security requirements of the man's continued existence really mean.

Donald Lambro | July 03, 2008

Soon after Americans for Democratic Action endorsed Barack Obama last month, its leaders were e-mailing deep concerns over his flip-flops on the ADA's bedrock liberal beliefs.

Rebecca Hagelin | July 03, 2008

It was in 1983 when West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl spoke special words to President Ronald Reagan. They were gathered at the annual “G7” economic summit attended by the heads of the leading industrialized nations.

Robert Novak | July 03, 2008

Yousuf Raza Gilani, prime minister of Pakistan, will lunch with George W. Bush in the White House on Monday, July 28.

Chuck Colson | July 03, 2008

This week, America celebrates another birthday. Americans are hoisting their flags, marching in parades, and setting off fireworks. I get a thrill every time I hear the band strike up “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”

Emmett Tyrrell | July 03, 2008

I am in London preparing a couple of talks on politics that I am to give this week, and I have made a very unhappy discovery.

Hugh Hewitt | July 03, 2008

At picnics and backyard barbecues across the country the conversation will turn to politics, and particularly to Barack Obama.

Wed, Jul 02, 2008

Roger Schlesinger | July 02, 2008

The easiest way to get out of our current and pending economic problems is to get the real estate industry back on its feet.

Ann Coulter | July 02, 2008

I guess we're beginning to see the problem of basing a political platform on the passing fancies of "centrists." These are people who have no opinions because they know nothing about national issues.

Larry Kudlow | July 02, 2008

President Bush was on message Wednesday in a Rose Garden news conference when he kept up the pressure on his a drill, drill, drill offensive.

Victor Davis Hanson | July 02, 2008

One way to envision the McCain-Obama presidential race is as a boxing match -- particularly like the famous Mohammed Ali championship fights.

Barack Obama yesterday kicked off a week of patriotic speeches. It's much more than the normal politician's July 4 oration - it's Obama's answer to a crucial test.

Paul Weyrich | July 02, 2008

While U.S. News and World Report for years has published its evaluation of American institutions of higher learning, the magazine assesses the entire spectrum of schools.

Amy Ridenour | July 02, 2008

NASA scientist James Hansen, a high-ranking government employee, appeared in a Congressional committee meeting room June 23 to say CEOs of fossil energy companies “should be tried for high crimes against humanity and nature.”

Hugh Hewitt | July 02, 2008

The “Greatest Generation” deserved and continues to deserve the highest honors our country can bestow on it. When the country was attacked, the men and women of 1941 thronged forward to meet the threat and defeat the Axis.

Paul Edwards | July 02, 2008

The lead character in the Pixar film “WALL-E” is both an acronym (Waste Allocation Load Lifter—Earth class) and a lonely robot with a personality.

Brian Fitzpatrick | July 02, 2008

An “expatriate” is a person banished from his homeland or who chooses to live abroad. The expatriate may renounce allegiance to his homeland, or he may not, but he is not physically present there.

Robert Knight | July 02, 2008

The Washington Post provided a rare service on Monday, shining light on an unfolding scandal of deadly political correctness in Uganda

John McCaslin | July 02, 2008

Britain's Prince Charles is getting purrs from the U.S.-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) after banning foie gras from royal menus and instructing chefs at his official residences to stop serving the delicacy.

Thomas Sowell | July 02, 2008

The Fourth of July is a patriotic holiday but patriotism has long been viewed with suspicion or disdain by many of the intelligentsia.

Michelle Malkin | July 02, 2008

Let us not, on this Independence Day weekend, dwell on the political pretenders to patriotism rushing to out-proclaim their love of country.

John Stossel | July 02, 2008

On the "Today" show June 20, David Faber referred to "the recession ... these tough economic times." Yet that very day first-quarter GDP was revised upward again to 1 percent.

Walter E. Williams | July 02, 2008

Why is it that mankind enjoys cell phones, computers and airplanes today but not when King Louis XIV was alive?

Brent Bozell | July 02, 2008

Think of all the inane stories designed to boost the picture of Obama being loaded with charisma and momentum.

Jonah Goldberg | July 02, 2008

The ultimate White House insider plans a tell-all book about the Bush years. Boasting unprecedented access to the president's thinking, it will run counter to almost everything we've been told about Bush's radical presidency.

Tony Blankley | July 02, 2008

As of today, Sen. Barack Obama is about halfway through his "patriotism theme week" message cycle.

Michael Gerson | July 02, 2008

It is a very conventional bit of political wisdom that successful presidential candidates appeal to their base in the primaries and sidle toward the center in the general election.

Terry Jeffrey | July 02, 2008

Page 12 of a Government Accountability Office report published June 23 features data about the war in Iraq that must be central to the debate about what the United States does next in that country.

Ben Shapiro | July 02, 2008

I was sitting at lunch with a colleague a few weeks back, and he mentioned that he did not understand the general media hubbub over Michelle Obama's unpatriotic statements.

Austin Bay | July 02, 2008

A Vietnam vet friend of mine argues that maintaining a democracy requires three things: a passion for freedom, tolerance for diversity and intolerance for threats.

Paul Greenberg | July 02, 2008

Keiara Bell is a 13-year-old eighth grader at Courtis Elementary/Middle School in Detroit, Mich.

Maggie Gallagher | July 02, 2008

July 4 is America's birthday. We date our existence as people not from the Mayflower Compact in 1620 nor even (more logically) from 1787, the date that the Constitution, which still governs us, was born.

Jacob Sullum | July 02, 2008

Although the amendment protects an individual right to arms, Obama says, it permits "common-sense" gun control, a category that for him seems to include every existing restriction on the possession and use of firearms.

Paul Weyrich | July 02, 2008

Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the only openly lesbian Member of Congress, is predicting passage of hate crimes legislation and repeal of DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act) in the next Congress regardless of who is elected President.

Kathleen Parker | July 02, 2008

Being shot down may not qualify one to be president, as retired Gen. Wesley Clark infamously said recently. But what men do under fire might tell us about the character we may discover in a president.

Douglas MacKinnon | July 02, 2008

A number of members of our military became somewhat dismayed and disturbed by the almost complete lack of positive coverage printed or aired by the U.S. media.

Michael Medved | July 02, 2008

America has always seen itself as part of the 'New World'—a fresh start for civilization and humanity, leaving behind the "Old World."

Tue, Jul 01, 2008

William Perry Pendley | July 01, 2008

In January 1983, President Ronald Reagan echoed Lincoln’s admonition by declaring: “Freedom is not something to be secured in any one moment of time."

Thomas Sowell | July 01, 2008

Recent landmark court decisions are reminders that elections are not just about putting candidates in office for a few years.

Chuck Norris | July 01, 2008

This past week, Congress approved a $162 billion spending bill for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It also provides veterans (who have served actively for at least three years) free college educations.

David Limbaugh | July 01, 2008

Be afraid; be very afraid. If you think Barack Obama is arrogant and leftist, you ought to see those he will have to cater to if elected -- and, according to them, even to get elected in the first place.

Cal Thomas | July 01, 2008

In keeping with his "messiah" image, Barack Obama might have been more at home in Bethlehem, Pa., than in Unity, N.H., when he and his "former" nemesis, Hillary Clinton, opened their new act on the road to mixed reviews.

Dennis Prager | July 01, 2008

Last week, a conservative magazine reported that I would not vote for John McCain for president.

Pat Buchanan | July 01, 2008

Last week's clash between Dr. James Dobson and Barack Obama is but the latest skirmish in a war that dates back to the time of Christ. At issue: What is Christian truth?

Debra J. Saunders | July 01, 2008

Last week, the Supreme Court put an end to nonsense when it issued a decision overturning the District of Columbia's 32-year-old ban on handguns.

Ed Feulner | July 01, 2008

We’re about to mark another national birthday. But we don’t seem to be in the mood to celebrate. Polls show 80 percent of Americans think the country’s on the “wrong track.”

William Rusher | July 01, 2008

It must be fun to be Justice Anthony Kennedy. You show up for a conference at the Supreme Court and almost always find that four of your colleagues are already in agreement.

Larry Arnn | July 01, 2008

Friday morning, July 4, our nation marks for the 232nd time the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which we have always regarded as the event that makes us what we are.

Bill Murchison | July 01, 2008

For decades the rap, as administered by good Western liberals, had an eerie sameness

Mon, Jun 30, 2008

Rich Lowry | June 30, 2008

Why did the Founders bother toiling in the summer heat of Philadelphia in 1787 writing a Constitution when they could have relied on the consciences of Supreme Court justices like Anthony Kennedy instead?

Paul Kengor | June 30, 2008

The year was 1969. The spirit of la revolucion was in the air. Ms. Hillary Rodham and her Wellesley sisters sat in the crowd awaiting words of inspiration from their speaker.

Jon Sanders | June 30, 2008

In recent weeks, Sen. Barack Obama has found himself having to make two major speeches to address significant, unavoidable issues facing his campaign.

Yes. Certainly. Absolutely. Undoubtedly. She can. In fact, Hillary, even in defeat, demonstrated the viability of a female candidate for president.

Bill Steigerwald | June 30, 2008

Constitutionalists everywhere cheered the Supreme Court's decision on Thursday, June 26, affirming that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | June 30, 2008

Can you recall when "home" stopped referring to where your parents live and started applying to where you live? If you're like a lot of people, it didn't happen overnight.

Frank Gaffney | June 30, 2008

On the eve of the 4th of July, 2008, Americans are arguably as angry about being taxed without representation as at any time since they declared their independence from Great Britain.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 30, 2008

The high-priced corporate lobbyists walking Capitol Hill corridors have a new mantra: innovation.

The District's gun ban had prohibited residents from registering handguns and keeping them in the city.

Doug Wilson | June 30, 2008

The energy problem is not new. For the past thirty-five years, seven presidents, beginning with Richard Nixon, have called for the U.S. to free ourselves from dependence on foreign oil.

Jennifer Roback Morse | June 30, 2008

The advocates of contraception have finally admitted in public what some of us have known for a while: The Pill doesn't work very well.

Justin Hart | June 30, 2008

As the bedtime story tells it, Chicken Little’s unhinged nightmare began with a small piece of falling sky. The hysteria that followed assumed that the rest of the big blue ceiling would come tumbling down any minute.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | June 30, 2008

For the last few decades, evangelicals repeatedly have mobilized and demonstrated to oppose the operation of abortion clinics.

John McCaslin | June 30, 2008

Whether Democrat or Republican, presidential inaugural-goers are urged to make lodging reservations sooner rather than later, as rooms fill up quickly.

Paul Greenberg | June 30, 2008

Barack Obama now has cited the Nuremberg trials after the Second World War as a model of the way Osama bin Laden should be tried in the (unlikely) event he’s ever taken alive.

Burt Prelutsky | June 30, 2008

As you may have noticed, the California Supreme Court recently decided by a 4-3 margin to green light same-sex marriages.

Robert Novak | June 30, 2008

After months of claiming insufficient information to express an opinion on the District of Columbia gun law, Barack Obama noted with apparent approval Thursday that the Supreme Court ruled the 32-year ban on handguns "went too far."

Star Parker | June 30, 2008

The message of my last book, "White Ghetto", is that the social chaos in inner city black communities is symptomatic of the cultural pathology gripping the nation as a whole.

Carol Platt Liebau | June 30, 2008

There was something sweetly naïve about the shock elicited by news out of Gloucester, Massachusetts that a group of 17 girls, no older than 16, may have had a pact to get pregnant together.

Dinesh D'Souza | June 30, 2008

Now that Barack Obama has pretty much wrapped up the nomination, it's time to raise a question that lots of people have been talking about privately but not publicly.

Mike Adams | June 30, 2008

Barack Obama just announced his disappointment with the Supreme Court ruling making it unconstitutional to execute those who rape children.

Sun, Jun 29, 2008

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 29, 2008

The frustration and disgust was evident in his language, his tone and his body movements. The topic was the US government in action today, or more properly in inaction.

David Stokes | June 29, 2008

As Barack Obama coasts to his coronation as the Democratic nominee in late August, he’s managed to convince many that he wears the mantle of Camelot. Toward that end, he’s been chasing Kennedy coattails every bit as much as he has delegates.

Debra J. Saunders | June 29, 2008

Mike DeNunzio wants to meet at "the shrine." You know where that is, don't you, Debra? Well, no, actually. I have no idea which North Beach shrine he means.

Steve Chapman | June 29, 2008

Thomas Jefferson once wrote, pessimistically, "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground."

Salena Zito | June 29, 2008

It all hinges on two things: likability and character.

Kevin McCullough | June 29, 2008

When Barack Obama took his message of condoms to Rick Warren's pulpit at Saddleback Church he knew at the time that he was about to advance deceit to the gullible congregation and get away with it. When Rick Warren allowed him to do so in 2006, he became complicit in that lie.

Ken Connor | June 29, 2008

Planned Parenthood is in search of a makeover.

Paul Jacob | June 29, 2008

The Heller decision hit America with a bang. But another decision came down last week, Davis v. FEC. And it may actually change the way incumbents do (read: squash) politics.

Austin Hill | June 29, 2008

Barack Obama has weighed-in on the issue of reinstating the so-called “Fairness Doctrine.”