Sat, Jul 12, 2008

Doug Giles | July 12, 2008

I’m blown away by how bubbly some supposed evangelicals have become over Barack Obama. Several major “evangelical” ministers, Christian entertainers (whatever that means), and lesser pundits have thrown their names and crowds behind BHO for POTUS.

Michael Barone | July 12, 2008

Sixty years ago this month, the top story in campaign year 1948 was not the big poll lead of Republican nominee Thomas Dewey or the plight of President Harry Truman.

Jonah Goldberg | July 12, 2008

At a recent meeting of city officials in Dallas County, Texas, a small racial brouhaha broke out.

Diana West | July 12, 2008

I think it was the American Thinker blog that first went public with the suggestion that we may see post-convention "mass events" for Barack Obama "at least slightly reminiscent of the stagecraft of Leni Reifenstahl in 1934 Germany."

Kathryn Lopez | July 12, 2008

Sure, many right-wingers were happy just to know that "El Rushbo" is making more than Katie Couric.

Paul Weyrich | July 12, 2008

I am neither an attorney nor an expert in Constitutional law. Others have been good enough to say I am a good strategist.

Nick Nichols | July 12, 2008

My wife and I spent Thursday afternoon at the doctor’s office. Our physician not only performs medical miracles, but he is also a dyed-in-the-wool conservative who makes it his business to keep abreast of the high crimes of hypocrisy.

Robert Novak | July 12, 2008

Democratic insiders are certain Sen. Joseph Lieberman next year will be kicked out of the party's caucus and lose his Senate chairmanship if he addresses the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.

Fri, Jul 11, 2008

Brent Bozell | July 11, 2008

When our culture merchants calculate how to exploit societal attitudes toward the homosexual lifestyle, one factor doesn't enter into the equation.

Sandy Rios | July 11, 2008

The recent rescue of 15 hostages from a Colombian jungle was a shot in the arm for a world weary of terrorists.

Amanda Carpenter | July 11, 2008

What do Barack Obama (D.-Ill.) and Chris Dodd (D.-Conn.) have in common besides being U.S. senators?

Rich Tucker | July 11, 2008

Here’s news: Africa needs more international financial aid.

Hugh Hewitt | July 11, 2008

The economic mess the country confronts can be laid at the feet of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

Christopher Merola | July 11, 2008

It appears that American troops found the 550 metric tons of uranium in 2003 after invading Iraq.

Donald Lambro | July 11, 2008

Barack Obama likes to use the word "investment" in his campaign speech on getting the U.S. economy growing again, but it means something very different for him than it does for most people.

Mike Gallagher | July 11, 2008

Is it possible that Jesse Jackson is such a media tramp that he'd actually fabricate a situation like this?

John Hawkins | July 11, 2008

There's a ridiculous myth that RINOs in DC have been spinning about illegal immigration and it goes something like this.

David Limbaugh | July 11, 2008

Some say Obama's critics have taken their eye off the ball in focusing on his associations with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers, thus giving his far-left policies a pass. But that's a false choice.

Mona Charen | July 11, 2008

In May, the International Atomic Energy Agency issued a nine-page report detailing suspicions about Iran's nuclear program.

Oliver North | July 11, 2008

Twenty-five years ago this week, an intelligence report crossed my desk warning that Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon's Bekka Valley were preparing a major attack.

Suzanne Fields | July 11, 2008

How clever of Barack Obama to schedule his acceptance of his party's nomination in the Denver Broncos stadium, which seats 75,000 fans. We'll get the halftime entertainment without having to sit through the football game.

Michael Gerson | July 11, 2008

For a children's movie, "WALL-E" begins with startling bleakness: epic landscapes of the Earth buried under the waste of endless human wants.

Linda Chavez | July 11, 2008

The Senate has finally passed the reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), 69-28, after months of dithering, but one vote among the yeas comes as quite a surprise.

Kathleen Parker | July 11, 2008

Anyone familiar with Hispanic art and literature knows that poetry isn't only a genre. Poetry is in the DNA of this romantic, passionate people. Obama knows this language without speaking Spanish.

Lorie Byrd | July 11, 2008

Many of those outside of North Carolina never could quite understand how Jesse Helms won reelection to the U.S. Senate so many times in what is considered a moderate southern state.

Charles Krauthammer | July 11, 2008

On the day the Colombian military freed Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other long-held hostages, the Italian Parliament passed yet another resolution demanding her release.

Pat Buchanan | July 11, 2008

No great power should ever give to a small ally or client state a blank check to drag it into war.

Thu, Jul 10, 2008

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | July 10, 2008

The media lately are full of adoring pieces about Michelle Obama, but why so little about John McCain’s wife, Cindy? Of course, we can all see that she has model good looks, sparkling blue eyes, poise and confidence.

Rich Lowry | July 10, 2008

John McCain and Barack Obama both gave speeches at the League of United Latin American Citizens convention in Washington, and in the 4,600 words they spoke between them didn't mention assimilation once.

Matt Purple | July 10, 2008

A former leader of a radical Islamic organization told Congress extreme Muslims are motivated by an ideology similar to Marxism and that Islamism has much in common with the former Soviet Union.

Michael Reagan | July 10, 2008

It’s no wonder Rev. Jesse Jackson wants to neuter Barack Obama -- after all, that’s exactly what Obama has done to him.

Amanda Carpenter | July 10, 2008

John McCain’s presidential campaign wants you to know Barack Obama isn’t the only one who knows how to raise money.

Ann Coulter | July 10, 2008

Liberals discount Jesse Helms' hiring of Meredith on the grounds that Meredith had wandered off the reservation. (Blacks are allowed to have only one set of political views.)

Humberto Fontova | July 10, 2008

The propaganda sheet of Cuba's Stalinist regime has almost outdone the mainstream international media in vilifying Jesse Helms. It's a close-run thing.

John McCaslin | July 10, 2008

"Wonder if he'll be able to write with any objectivity about Gruyere cheese?" quips one-time Washington and Dallas journalist Timothy A. O'Leary, who writes these days from his office in Switzerland.

Ross Mackenzie | July 10, 2008

On Sunday, May 16, 1948, a Greek boatman found a body floating in Salonika Bay about 150 yards offshore.

Douglas MacKinnon | July 10, 2008

is it time to create a "new" United States?

Victor Davis Hanson | July 10, 2008

Almost everyone is talking about Barack Obama's flip-flops, as the Senate's most liberal member steadily moves to the political center and disowns firebrands like Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Father Michael Pfleger.

Larry Elder | July 10, 2008

Did it work -- the Washington, DC, gun ban, that is? The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, struck down the ban.

Ken Blackwell | July 10, 2008

On July 16 Senator McCain will address the NAACP at its national convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cal Thomas | July 10, 2008

It is understandable that those who think President Bush has done a poor job want to replace him with a Democrat they think might do a better one.

Debra J. Saunders | July 10, 2008

America's sky is falling. A Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll conducted last month found that 78 percent of Americans think that the country is heading in the wrong direction.

Donald Lambro | July 10, 2008

Barack Obama is coming under increasingly heavy fire from his left flank for abandoning long-held liberal positions in an abrupt swing toward the center that threatens his candidacy.

Steve Chapman | July 10, 2008

Federal budget policy is a dry subject with far too many numbers and charts, which makes it uninviting to most Americans. But the theme of the current budget story is one that could have come from a blockbuster summer movie: We are doomed.

Robert Novak | July 10, 2008

After the closed-door session in the Mayflower Hotel's ballroom, Gus was among 20 participants who gathered for drinks to talk it over. They agreed it was not an "exciting performance" by the candidate who has entranced monster rallies across the country.

George Will | July 10, 2008

Perhaps like many sensible citizens, you read Investor's Business Daily for its sturdy common sense in defending free markets and other rational arrangements.

Marvin Olasky | July 10, 2008

In my last column I wrote about applying pastor John Piper's admonition—"Don't waste your cancer"—to my recent double-bypass surprise, which pushed me to think about death, examine my own sinfulness, and cherish Christ.

Emmett Tyrrell | July 10, 2008

I am glad to be home and not waiting in an emergency room, say, in London.

Matt Towery | July 10, 2008

Slowly but surely, the crew that battled and outsmarted the GOP establishment to propel John McCain to the Republican presidential nomination is being shoved aside and replaced by old-hand Bush-Cheney political operatives. Oh, happy days for McCain.

Wed, Jul 09, 2008

Roger Schlesinger | July 09, 2008

The difference is easy: when your neighbor is out of work it is a recession; but when you are out of work it is a depression. I would like to say that I made that up but I didn't.

Matt Purple | July 09, 2008

Democrats had some tough questions for Attorney General Michael Mukasey Wednesday, grilling him about his positions on legal issues like waterboarding and the bounds of executive power.

Daniel Silva | July 09, 2008

The New Russia may have finally embraced free-market capitalism, but Vladimir Lenin, still casts a long shadow across the Russian landscape.

Robert Knight | July 09, 2008

Sir John Templeton, one of the shrewdest financial minds in history, saw Wisdom in Jesus.

The list of issues on which Barack Obama has flipped now that the primaries are over is long and growing rapidly.

Congressman Peter Roskam | July 09, 2008

Over the 4th of July holiday, I, like many of my colleagues, was able to speak with hundreds of constituents.

Dave Ficere | July 09, 2008

With the November presidential election just months away, it’s time to examine the views of the two major candidates.

Dinesh D'Souza | July 09, 2008

Frankenstein's back, with a resounding endorsement of Barack Obama. I refer, of course, to the reemergence in public of former Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Alan Sears | July 09, 2008

The more someone goes on and on about how constitutionally important it is to post crime scene photos of naked children the more you begin to suspect that that someone cares less about protecting free speech.

John McCaslin | July 09, 2008

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 bid for the White House was "the worst campaign ever," but don't look for the New York senator to disappear from the national stage.

Paul Weyrich | July 09, 2008

When I was the political reporter and weekend anchor at WISN TV, the CBS affiliate in Milwaukee, John Coleman was our weatherman. He was s strong conservative and was known for his sense of humor.

Amanda Carpenter | July 09, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama lamented legislative pushes to make English the official language of the United States and said Americans should instead focus on making sure their children learn Spanish.

Thomas Sowell | July 09, 2008

Over the years, many statements have been falsely attributed to me, but this is the first year in which a whole column has been made up and circulated in a chain letter on the Internet, claiming that I wrote it.

Michelle Malkin | July 09, 2008

Only in America could critics of a group called "The Race" be labeled racists.

Walter E. Williams | July 09, 2008

Despite Congress' periodic hauling of weak-kneed oil executives before their committees to charge them with collusion and price-gouging, subsequent federal investigations turn up no evidence to support the charges.

Brent Bozell | July 09, 2008

Conservatives across America mourned at the news of the death of Sen. Jesse Helms

Jonah Goldberg | July 09, 2008

There's a weird irony at work when Sen. Barack Obama, the black presidential candidate who will allegedly scrub the stain of racism from the nation, vows to run afoul of the constitutional amendment that abolished slavery.

Mona Charen | July 09, 2008

Everyone in our region and many beyond has heard of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ).

Tony Blankley | July 09, 2008

Way back in June, Sen. Barack "middle name not permitted to be mentioned" Obama campaigned on the theme of "Change We Can Believe In." Now, several days later, his theme should be "Change We Can't Keep Up With."

Michael Medved | July 09, 2008

Despite all the logical and historical arguments against third party campaigns, insurgent candidates say they’re compelled to run to give the people a "real choice" when major parties become indistinguishable.

Michael Gerson | July 09, 2008

Those of us who dimly remember the gas lines of the 1970s tend to view commodity price spikes as the temporary work of international villains.

Austin Bay | July 09, 2008

We've now seen enough of Barack Obama's campaign to get an idea of his remarkably agile strategic plan.

Kathleen Parker | July 09, 2008

If you read Monday morning's sports headlines, you learned that Rafael Nadal "dethroned" and "shocked" tennis champion Roger Federer at Wimbledon.

John Andrews | July 09, 2008

Where is “Far Side” cartoonist Gary Larson when we need him? Two prehistoric inventors stand before the tribal elders, beaming proudly. Og has discovered fire, and Zor has invented the wheel.

Jacob Sullum | July 09, 2008

Members of Congress don't like being criticized, especially close to an election. They also don't like facing challengers who can pay for their own campaigns.

Tue, Jul 08, 2008

Paul Weyrich | July 08, 2008

In a remarkably short time the public has changed from supporters of environmentalism to advocates of drilling for oil and natural gas in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and/or in the ocean.

Michele Bachmann | July 08, 2008

Instead of returning to DC willing and ready to create a commonsense solution to our nation’s rising gas costs, House Democrats have chosen to ignore the issue all together.

Ashley Herzog | July 08, 2008

As Time magazine’s July 14 cover story acknowledges, Mark Twain was a dangerous man in his day.

Amanda Carpenter | July 08, 2008

GOP presidential candidate John McCain is renewing his efforts to woo the Hispanic vote by touting his attempts at passing comprehensive immigration reform before immigration advocacy groups and releasing Spanish-language political ads in targeted areas.

John McCaslin | July 08, 2008

That's former White House press secretary Scott McClellan, who recently blasted one-time boss George W. Bush by saying the president relied on "propaganda" to sell the Iraq war, still leading a video tour of the West Wing posted on the official White House Web site.

Thomas Sowell | July 08, 2008

A number of friends of mine have commented on an odd phenomenon that they have observed-- conservative Republicans they know who are saying that they are going to vote for Barack Obama.

David Limbaugh | July 08, 2008

While everyone is focusing on Barack Obama's shifting positions on issues such as campaign finance, NAFTA, telecom immunity and Iraq, we're missing his incursion into enemy territory to capture those reviled, though politically coveted values voters.

Cal Thomas | July 08, 2008

The most senior judge in England has declared that Islamic legal principles in Sharia law may be used within Muslim communities in Britain to settle marital arguments and regulate finance.

Dennis Prager | July 08, 2008

Last week in Denver, almost all the values of the post-1960s left were exhibited in one act.

Ed Feulner | July 08, 2008

A torrent often begins with a trickle -- and so it is with entitlement spending. The flood of retirees that could overwhelm Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid has started slowly, but it’s underway.

Bill Murchison | July 08, 2008

"New and Not Improved," avers everyone's favorite left-wing establishment newspaper, the New York Times, in an editorial page headline.

Janice Shaw Crouse | July 08, 2008

The old maxim “actions speak louder than words” is particularly appropriate in an election season.

William Rusher | July 08, 2008

Former Sen. Jesse Helms, who died last Friday at 86, was one of the true giants of conservatism during his 30 years in the U.S. Senate.

Pat Buchanan | July 08, 2008

With 68 percent of Americans believing George Bush has done a poor job, and 82 percent saying the country is on the wrong track, the election of 2008 will turn on one issue: Barack Obama.

Chuck Norris | July 08, 2008

Having just celebrated America's independence a few days ago, neither Gov. Jindal nor any politician should hesitate to legislate pro-Creator educational platforms or fear anti-theistic swells that try to shut God out of America's classrooms.

Mon, Jul 07, 2008

David Strom | July 07, 2008

Conservatives are in a funk—one that threatens to turn into a full-blown retreat from the battlefield of ideas.

Rich Lowry | July 07, 2008

A signature moment of Barack Obama's primary campaign came last November in Des Moines, Iowa.

Amanda Carpenter | July 07, 2008

A major book publisher is planning to release a sexually provocative, fictionalized novel loosely based on First Lady Laura Bush’s life during the first week of September.

Phyllis Schlafly | July 07, 2008

Liberals are trying to spin the U.S. Supreme Court's dramatic decision in the gun case as creating a "new" constitutional right. They couldn't be more wrong.

The campaign of 2008 started on July 1 when Obama launched his first national advertising buy of the season.

Bill Steigerwald | July 07, 2008

They don't make American presidents like George Washington anymore, and they never will. As Richard Brookhiser points out in his book "George Washington on Leadership," he did it all and he did it well.

Amanda Carpenter | July 07, 2008

The Democratic National Committee is cheering their decision to “throw open the doors” of their nominating convention and permit more than 75,000 people to attend Barack Obama’s acceptance speech.

Frank Gaffney | July 07, 2008

Try a little thought experiment. What would have happened in this country during the Cold War if the Soviet Union successfully neutralized anti-communists opposed to the Kremlin’s plans for world domination?

Andrew Langer | July 07, 2008

Coming on the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision in Heller, a great deal of dialogue has happened both on and off line about the nature of rights in America, and the powers of government.

John McCaslin | July 07, 2008

It appears a new generation of Americans living outside the ring around the nation's capital do not wish to defile their automobiles with political bumper stickers, let alone discuss politics.

Debra J. Saunders | July 07, 2008

Almost 15 years later, it turns out many of the so-called experts were wrong -- and the voters were right.

Paul Greenberg | July 07, 2008

Barack Obama seems to be laboring under the considerable misimpression that this country is engaged not in a war but some kind of criminal investigation.

Jon Sanders | July 07, 2008

In Durham, N.C., a leader in the local Democrat Party and her husband are facing multiple charges in what WTVD ABC 11 News called "a satanic ritual that got out of hand."

Paul Kengor | July 07, 2008

“George W. Bush is a [EXPLETIVE] theocrat!” If I had a dollar for every time I heard that over the past eight years.

Martha Zoller | July 07, 2008

On my desk is a book of the hundred greatest political speeches in American history. I am always struck by how harsh they were. The speeches were rough-and-tumble and politically incorrect by today’s standards.

Robert Novak | July 07, 2008

The Lincoln Club of Orange County is telling GOP leaders of both the House and Senate that it is too late to repent. They must go -- or else lose big money.

Chuck Colson | July 07, 2008

A few years ago, a good friend of mine decided to buy an old country campground, enlarge it, restore it, and invite inner-city children to use it.

Gregg Jackson | July 07, 2008

Sadly, many of the leading "conservative" and "Christian" pro-family organizations such as AFA, Liberty Council, ADF, FRC, ACLJ, and Focus on the Family have been in full surrender mode.

Star Parker | July 07, 2008

John McCain is trailing Barack Obama by 30 percentage points in support from Hispanic voters, according to this week's polling from Gallup.

Burt Prelutsky | July 07, 2008

There are new studies and new polls that strongly suggest that we are breeding increasingly stupid kids here in America.

Allison Kasic | July 07, 2008

Citizens in the District of Columbia had plenty of reason to celebrate over July 4th weekend.

Phil Harris | July 07, 2008

Liberals get their shorts tied into a knot very quickly when it is suggested that their faith is somehow diminished by the ideology they keep.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | July 07, 2008

Despite the hard work and vigilance of this group, they have recently stepped on a political land mine.

Sun, Jul 06, 2008

Terry Paulson | July 06, 2008

There’s no tea to dump in the Boston Harbor. Maybe, angry Americans will have to settle for dumping a bunch of irate letters on the desks of politicians who are refusing to act.

Ken Connor | July 06, 2008

Secularists have exploded over the passage of the "Louisiana Science and Education Act".

George Will | July 06, 2008

Lt. Col. Beck was a CACO, a casualty assistance calls officer whose duty was to inform a spouse or parents that their Marine had been killed.

David Stokes | July 06, 2008

We are not fighting a war on terror. We are fighting against a pernicious way of thinking. Terrorism is a methodology – a way to fight a battle.

Salena Zito | July 06, 2008

Two weeks ago, Newsweek released a poll showing Barack Obama 15 points ahead of John McCain. Days later, the Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll showed a similar gap.

Paul Jacob | July 06, 2008

Those who do not remember economic history will be condemned to . . . gasp when gas prices fall.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | July 06, 2008

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