Sat, Jul 19, 2008

Salena Zito | July 19, 2008

“The Appalachian voting bloc will be critical in the … 2008 presidential election,” former Democratic National Committee executive director Mark Siegel says.

Doug Giles | July 19, 2008

Father, have you been to the mall lately and watched an unsupervised group of teenage girls get hit on by the ubiquitous male oxygen thieves?

Michael Barone | July 19, 2008

Looking back over the last 40 years, the presidential campaign that most closely resembles this year's is the contest between Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter in 1976.

Robert Novak | July 19, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama has been meeting secretly with heavy industry CEOs in Washington to discuss issues that he would face as president.

Richard H. Collins | July 19, 2008

Barack Obama is running on a platform of Hope and Change™ but the only clear change seems to be in his policy positions.

Fri, Jul 18, 2008

Kristen Fyfe | July 18, 2008

The Washington D.C. City Council has created so many hoops for handgun owners to jump through before they can exercise their Second Amendment rights, they may require legal counsel just to identify what the hoops are.

Kathryn Lopez | July 18, 2008

I hate flip-flops. That is, I hate the shoes. They're impractical. Unsafe, even. But I really hate the political use of the term, usually leveled as an accusation.

John McCaslin | July 18, 2008

In advance of his organization's annual conference next week, a leading member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, headquartered at the National Press Club, is calling for a boycott of hotels in Chicago.

Jonah Goldberg | July 18, 2008

In 2007, the Democrats, always the better angels of American politics, had returned to the halls of power in Congress from their cruel banishment.

Paul Weyrich | July 18, 2008

Whatever one thought of President Richard M. Nixon, political advice was worth considering. One cannot help but think of the late President as one observes the current race for the Presidency.

John Hawkins | July 18, 2008

Dissent can indeed be patriotism, but it can just as easily be foolishness, disloyalty, or even treason. Moreover, it's hard to miss the fact that most people who use the phrase "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism," seem to have an active dislike of their country.

Brent Bozell | July 18, 2008

In the groves of academe, studying popular culture is often the preserve of nutty left-wing professors performing exotic Marxist autopsies on the imperialist dynamics of Donald Duck comic books.

David Limbaugh | July 18, 2008

One would have hoped that Barack Obama's presumptive capturing of the Democratic presidential nomination would have dampened the mainstream media's obsession with race, but instead, they've figured out a way to obsess even further about it since Obama's putative victory.

Mona Charen | July 18, 2008

Most Americans are familiar with the brutal murder of wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer on the cruise ship Achille Laura in 1985.

Oliver North | July 18, 2008

Here in the Carolina Lowcountry, there is considerable consternation about this week's meeting in Switzerland between U.S. and Iranian diplomats.

Pat Buchanan | July 18, 2008

To watch the contortions over that New Yorker cover cartoon of the Obamas is to understand whom it is impermissible to offend in the America of 2008.

Suzanne Fields | July 18, 2008

Obama had barely quieted the criticism of his using the presidential seal with his name on it as a prop for his speeches before he suggested that he wanted to follow Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton to Berlin to make a speech at the Brandenburg Gate.

Michael Gerson | July 18, 2008

Two polar bears, known in these parts as ice bears, amble and yawn on an iceberg. The mother and her 2-year-old cub stand out light yellow against bright white and glacial blue -- these mascots of the global warming movement seem majestically content on an Arctic summer day.

Matt Towery | July 18, 2008

Many folks don't even know who Bob Barr is, much less that he is running for president as the Libertarian nominee.

Linda Chavez | July 18, 2008

A country's heroes are a reflection of its people's values. So what does it say that Lebanon gave a hero's welcome to Samir Kuntar this week?

Paul Greenberg | July 18, 2008

We were hoping he could speak at our editorial writers' convention here in Little Rock this coming September. We had him down tentatively - and what mortal can make plans that aren't tentative?

Donald Lambro | July 18, 2008

Gasoline prices are flattening consumer wallets and hobbling our economy, while the Democrats sit back and play politics with the issue.

Rich Tucker | July 18, 2008

How are you doing, financially? You’ve probably got a better job than you did five years ago, and you’ll probably have a still better job (or at least better pay) five years from now.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | July 18, 2008

On the night of January 20, 2009, a new commander-in-chief will leave the inaugural podium, parade, and festivities for the Oval Office.

Lorie Byrd | July 18, 2008

A year ago the Democrats were ecstatic over the prospect of tying the Republican presidential candidate to George Bush and his supposedly failed war in Iraq.

Charles Krauthammer | July 18, 2008

Barack Obama wants to speak at the Brandenburg Gate. He figures it would be a nice backdrop. The supporting cast would be a picturesque way to bolster his foreign policy credentials.

Kathleen Parker | July 18, 2008

Barack Obama's levity-free reaction to the now-famous New Yorker cartoon leaves one reluctantly wondering: Is he humor-challenged? Perchance, does he take himself too seriously for a nation of wits and wags?

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Rich Lowry | July 17, 2008

During the famous "bank war" of the 19th century, the president of the embattled Second Bank of the United States, Nicholas Biddle, knew how to operate -- spend money liberally.

Roger Schlesinger | July 17, 2008

The government, purveyor of laws, rules and regulations, has decided that the credit crunch could be greatly helped by some new laws, rules and regulations, believe it or not.

Rick Reed | July 17, 2008

When launched last fall, the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America (FSPA) was labeled an “evil,” “soft-money” group.

Michael Reagan | July 17, 2008

Barack Obama is given to calling the GOP a party captive of hateful special interests.

The shadow of the Iraq War still hovers over the 2008 presidential race. In deed, though it's the issue that made Barack Obama (giving him his running room to Hillary Clinton's left), it may now become his chief vulnerability.

Glen Lavy | July 17, 2008

California Chief Justice Ronald George recently asserted that a 1948 court decision legalizing interracial marriage in California is analogous to the May 15 ruling granting same-sex couples the “right” to marry.

Diana West | July 17, 2008

The Swiss People's Party is, with noticeable success, fighting to bring massive immigration, including Islamic immigration, under control in Switzerland before this rigidly neutral, quite independent, non-European Union country loses its uniquely Swiss character.

Mike Gallagher | July 17, 2008

Sen. McCain isn't someone who strikes you as a particularly dynamic speaker. He doesn't seem to like the formality of giving speeches.

Hugh Hewitt | July 17, 2008

The decision by President Bush to revoke an old Executive Order prohibiting offshore drilling for oil and natural gas on the outer continental shelf was a good move, and helped contribute to the drop in oil prices that followed over the next two days.

Cliff May | July 17, 2008

The folks over at OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, must think we’re pretty stupid.

Ross Mackenzie | July 17, 2008

Austria astounds. Salzburg is Mozart (his birthplace), a pub where Charlemagne supposedly quaffed a few, and vast happenings in squares with bands and giant screens showing the latest in the all-Europe soccer tilt.

John McCaslin | July 17, 2008

Explaining the reason for moving his family away from the nation's capital, Democratic strategist James Carville told Inside the Beltway that Washington had become "boring."

Jon Sanders | July 17, 2008

According to the New York Times, which rumor has it is a newspaper of some repute in New York City, professional comedians can find very little to joke about concerning Sen. Barack Obama.

Matt Purple | July 17, 2008

The Guantanamo Bay detainee prison in Cuba seems to have few fans among Senate lawmakers these days.

Amanda Carpenter | July 17, 2008

In October’s installation of Glamour Magazine, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama blames conservative-leaning media outlets for driving up his wife’s negative ratings.

Victor Davis Hanson | July 17, 2008

Experts proclaimed that the United States had evolved into an “information society” of “high-tech jobs.” The traditional sources of American strength -- manufacturing, the production of food and fuel, and the assembling of cars and trucks -- were apparently passé.

Larry Elder | July 17, 2008

Before taping a "Fox & Friends" segment, Rev. Jesse Jackson, with his microphone on, sat next to another man. Turning to him, Jackson, speaking softly, launched into an attack on Barack Obama.

Ken Blackwell | July 17, 2008

House Speaker Pelosi is hinting at reinstating the Fairness Doctrine, and many of her liberal colleagues in Congress are doing the same in both chambers.

Cal Thomas | July 17, 2008

Despite a report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom that the Islamic Saudi Academy in Alexandria, Va., has continued to use textbooks that teach hatred of everyone not of their specific brand of faith, the U.S. State Department has yet to act to close down the school.

Rebecca Hagelin | July 17, 2008

Congratulations: The rest of your 2008 paychecks belong to you and your family. Enjoy!

Robert Novak | July 17, 2008

As financial storm signals appeared the last 18 months, there were Bush officials who urged drastic reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Rep. Thelma Drake | July 17, 2008

While Congress further takes up the debate on offshore drilling and continues to speculate on the role of speculators, there are things we can do now to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our nation’s energy infrastructure.

Emmett Tyrrell | July 17, 2008

Sen. Barack H. Obama is not going to have an easy time of it.

Debra J. Saunders | July 17, 2008

When Barack Obama addressed the National Council of La Raza on Sunday, he pandered.

Wed, Jul 16, 2008

Ann Coulter | July 16, 2008

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, or as she is called on the Big Dogs blog, "the worst speaker in the history of Congress," explained the cause of high oil prices back in 2006

Paul Weyrich | July 16, 2008

Does Osama bin Laden possess nuclear weapons? Has he smuggled these weapons into the United States?

Mario Diaz | July 16, 2008

No matter how much spin the Democratic leadership wishes to put on their treatment of President Bush’s judicial nominees, the fact is that the American people can see that there is no justice or fairness left in the process.

After almost six weeks of a constant Obama lead, generally in the five to seven-point range, Scott Rasmussen’s daily tracking poll records two consecutive days of a tie race (July 12-13) and a one-point Obama lead on July 14.

Laura Mazer | July 16, 2008

Before he was a radio host, or a network news anchor, or the White House Press secretary, Tony Snow was a writer.

Amanda Carpenter | July 16, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has promised he would not make his GOP rival John McCain’s wife a political issue, but at least one of his television surrogates is trying to make her personal wealth a major campaign issue.

Paul Edwards | July 16, 2008

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has produced a compelling essay for the current issue of Foreign Affairs which addresses the “new realities” which inform the Bush Administration’s foreign policy.

John McCaslin | July 16, 2008

We're told singer Pat Boone will be stopping by the White House on Wednesday among his personal appointments while in Washington this week, including a photo session with a number of senators and congressmen before meeting with Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan.

Phil Harris | July 16, 2008

Two groups will find this discussion to be unpalatable, despite the fact that they are otherwise diametrically opposed to each other.

Kristen Fyfe | July 16, 2008

Nearly half (48 percent) of high school students have had intercourse and 3.5 million people ages 12 to 20 meet the criteria for having an alcohol use disorder.

Thomas Sowell | July 16, 2008

"New Ways to Diagnose Autism Earlier" read a recent headline in the Wall Street Journal. There is no question that you can diagnose anything as early as you want.

Michelle Malkin | July 16, 2008

In all the brouhaha over the New Yorker's satirical cover cartoon of Barack and Michelle Obama, a truly "tasteless and offensive" passage in the magazine's feature article got lost.

John Stossel | July 16, 2008

Day after day in Warren, Mich., people wait in a long line to pay traffic fines.

Walter E. Williams | July 16, 2008

One of the unappreciated casualties of the War of 1861, erroneously called a Civil War, was its contribution to the erosion of constitutional guarantees of state sovereignty.

Brent Bozell | July 16, 2008

The press has been endlessly dazzled with the prowess and the promise of the Barack Obama campaign.

Jonah Goldberg | July 16, 2008

Contrary to nearly all received wisdom in Washington, not to mention the rhetoric of the presumptive nominees of both major parties, the scariest moments in American politics are often its most bipartisan.

Tony Blankley | July 16, 2008

If Republicans, they run to the right in the primary and run to the center in the general election. If Democrats, they run to the left in the primary and then to the center in the general.

Michael Gerson | July 16, 2008

North of Oslo, north of Longyearbyen, almost as north as North itself, the National Geographic Endeavor breaks pack ice in endless daylight through a gray-teal sea.

Terry Jeffrey | July 16, 2008

Look over old news reports about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and you will repeatedly read that these two corporations were believed to carry an "implicit guarantee" from Uncle Sam.

Ben Shapiro | July 16, 2008

Outside the wedding hall stood a guard. Every wedding in Israel requires an armed guard to prevent terrorist attacks.

Debra J. Saunders | July 16, 2008

People think state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, is anti-cell phone because he wrote the law that, since July 1, has required California drivers to use hands-free cell phone devices when they are behind the wheel.

Austin Bay | July 16, 2008

For stirring drama from the moral high ground, it's tough to beat Emile Zola's letter of 1898 to France's President Felix Faure.

Paul Greenberg | July 16, 2008

A couple of past presidential wannabes now have done their ineffectual best for the Democratic attack machine.

Donald Lambro | July 16, 2008

About a week ago, I reported in this column that a top defense adviser to Barack Obama was proposing that a large "residual" U.S. military force remain in Iraq under his mercurial troop-withdrawal plan.

Jacob Sullum | July 16, 2008

"This is a difficult case," writes Judge Michael Hawkins, dissenting from a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Kathleen Parker | July 16, 2008

So wrote an outraged Muslim to political cartoonist Doug Marlette a few years ago after he drew a cartoon featuring the prophet Muhammad.

Tom Tancredo | July 16, 2008

Mexican law enforcement officials are walking into U.S. ports of entry in increasing numbers to seek political asylum, and the flow may soon become a flood as Mexico's battle with the drug cartels intensifies.

Chuck Colson | July 16, 2008

According to a recent Reuters report, a leading Senate Democrat “would consider supporting opening up new areas for offshore oil and gas drilling.”

Michael Medved | July 16, 2008

Barack Obama isn’t just conducting a political campaign; he’s launching his very own religious cult.

Tue, Jul 15, 2008

Amanda Carpenter | July 15, 2008

Barack Obama is talking a good game about on Afghanistan on the campaign trail, but he’s been neglecting his oversight duties for the country as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs.

David Strom | July 15, 2008

There is no group more vilified today than the speculators, and few who are as unjustly attacked. Speculators have been taking a lot of heat from politicians and various other demagogues as the cause of the rapid rise in food and energy prices.

Janice Shaw Crouse | July 15, 2008

For Tony Snow, acts of kindness and love were numerous, and many of us recall those acts with grateful remembrance.

Matt Purple | July 15, 2008

First they went after Saturday Night Live. Then Jon Stewart got blasted. Now left-wing blogs are attacking the New Yorker for satirizing Barack Obama and his critics on the cover of their most recent issue.

Bill Steigerwald | July 15, 2008

The DEA, which our great moral leader Richard Nixon created in 1973 and charged with the impossible but politically useful mission of winning the "all-out global war on the drug menace," turned 35 on July 1.

Amanda Carpenter | July 15, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, complained the government’s $600 economic stimulus check was only enough to buy “a pair of earrings” while stumping for her husband.

Michael Steele | July 15, 2008

While politicians across the country continued to fight over who is liable for the current economic downturn, the Pennsylvania State Senate took matters into its own hands, seeking to provide concrete solutions for a stronger Keystone state economy.

John McCaslin | July 15, 2008

The U.S. government has issued an updated "travel warning" surrounding the security situation in Saudi Arabia, in doing so calling attention to a new prenuptial agreement of sorts surrounding Saudi men who marry foreigners.

Jerry Bowyer | July 15, 2008

If the House of Representatives was the hot cup of coffee, the Senate was the saucer in which the coffee cooled. Our founders intended that the Senate would be the chamber which would house the statesman of our legislative body. But, then again, our founding fathers never met Chuck Schumer.

Thomas Sowell | July 15, 2008

In an election campaign in which not only young liberals, but also some people who are neither young nor liberals, seem absolutely mesmerized by the skilled rhetoric of Barack Obama.

Chuck Norris | July 15, 2008

I think it's time to let Congress feel our election fury this November. As reflected in the latest Rasmussen Reports, "Just 9 percent (of Americans) say Congress is doing a good or excellent job."

David Limbaugh | July 15, 2008

I can't pinpoint the precise date I met Tony Snow, but I remember it was over the telephone. We talked about one of his passions: radio. And we became fast friends.

Cal Thomas | July 15, 2008

Two longtime friends of mine died last week. One was the renowned cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Michael DeBakey. I first met him as a young reporter in Houston in the late '60s and we kept up over the years.

Dennis Prager | July 15, 2008

The most effective of all morality-based arguments for same-sex marriage, the one that persuades more people than any other argument, is the one that equates opposition to same-sex marriage with the old opposition to interracial marriage.

Pat Buchanan | July 15, 2008

Last week, the front pages of the world press blossomed with photos of four Iranian rockets, fired in salvo, heading skyward.

Bill Murchison | July 15, 2008

"Nation of whiners"? I don't know how you flesh out with mathematical exactitude ex-Sen. Phil Gramm's famous assertion of last week concerning how we talk about the economy.

William Rusher | July 15, 2008

At a time when, in previous presidential years, neither party yet knew who its nominees would be, both have already known that vital information for months, and the problem is how to get through the nearly four months remaining before Election Day without boring the country to death.

Mon, Jul 14, 2008

Laura Donovan | July 14, 2008

Eight Republican senators and four witnesses joined Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Arlen Specter, R-Penn., Monday to recognize the issue of the slow-moving judiciary confirmation process that has left many qualified nominees without hearings.

Larry Kudlow | July 14, 2008

“Too big to fail” was the verdict in the U.S. Treasury decision to backstop mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But is the taxpayer risk of moral hazard still as big as ever?

Rich Lowry | July 14, 2008

Democrats nominated just the man to reflect the party's new anti-factual consensus on the war, a Barack Obama who has fixedly ignored changing conditions on the ground.

Amanda Carpenter | July 14, 2008

GOP presidential candidate John McCain indicated he’d like to give immigration reform another try at the National Council of La Raza’s annual meeting in San Diego.

Phyllis Schlafly | July 14, 2008

Senator Jesse Helms, who like John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the Fourth of July, was the authentic voice of conservatism for three decades.

Paul Weyrich | July 14, 2008

The Lord must need some good company in Heaven. Recently, Tim Russert, Jesse Helms and now Tony Snow have been called home. My pastor says that the older he becomes the more dead people he knows.

Frank Gaffney | July 14, 2008

Last week’s Iranian missile tests prompted another round of fevered speculation that war might erupt between Iran and the United States. Largely lost in the frenzy is an unhappy fact.

Amanda Carpenter | July 14, 2008

Rising energy prices have prompted President George to rescind an executive order enacted by his father and extended by President Bill Clinton to ban offshore drilling.

Phil Harris | July 14, 2008

No doubt, the written world will be filled with tributes to Tony Snow. Most will come from people who knew Tony personally as a friend or colleague, and of course, they will be most qualified to write of the man.

Tim Walberg | July 14, 2008

All across our great country and especially in rural areas, Americans can barely afford prices over $4 a gallon. Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress will not allow any legislative action to increase American energy production.

Mike Adams | July 14, 2008

There is a well-worn path by the side of my garage that leads to the back yard where I spend a good bit of my free time.

Debra J. Saunders | July 14, 2008

Now Obama has those voters in the bag. So he is reaching out to the majority of Americans who want aggressive international surveillance to prevent another terrorist attack.

Paul Greenberg | July 14, 2008

Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., was the focus of more than a political and constitutional crisis in 1957. It was also a test of conscience.

Mary Katharine Ham | July 14, 2008

If they’re willing to learn, liberals and teachers’ unions can gain some important lessons from charter schools.

Andrew Langer | July 14, 2008

A bedrock principle underlying the American tort reform movement is the understanding that litigation drains resources from a business—time, money, manpower, and attention.

Star Parker | July 14, 2008

Are we undergoing some kind of sea change of attitudes in America today?

Jennifer Roback Morse | July 14, 2008

Here in San Diego, gay rights activists are organizing a boycott against the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, an elegant downtown hotel.

Carol Platt Liebau | July 14, 2008

In a little-noticed maneuver, on June 17, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced a bill on behalf of its sole sponsor, Barack Obama – who was, apparently, unavailable.

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

Jesse Jackson’s term as a the unofficial leader of the black civil rights movement ended abruptly.

Mike Gallagher | July 14, 2008

One day, I'll understand all of this.

Robert Novak | July 14, 2008

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, back from the Fourth of July break, last week delivered a typical harangue on Republican obstructionism and Democratic virtue that included a promise

Sun, Jul 13, 2008

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | July 13, 2008

Walking down the jet way just in time to catch the plane for the start of our 10-day family vacation, the question came up, which child would sit with which parent.

David Stokes | July 13, 2008

While fires were still smoldering at Ground Zero, the Pentagon, and in a Pennsylvanian pasture, malicious people conjured up an evil myth.

Salena Zito | July 13, 2008

The clashing worlds of razor-sharp discipline and campaign fatigue are an ever-present factor in the daily lives of presumptive presidential nominees Barack Obama and John McCain.

Ken Connor | July 13, 2008

When it comes to getting a good education, apparently, there's no place like home.

Austin Hill | July 13, 2008

It’s always awkward when presidents and candidates are embarrassed by the words and behavior of their own friends.

Kevin McCullough | July 13, 2008

Why we are we losing the Tim Russerts and Tony Snows these days while the Rev. Jacksons flourish?

Paul Jacob | July 13, 2008

The state that gave us Honest Abe gave itself a reputation for corruption. So what about its latest favorite son? Honest or corrupt?