Sat, Jul 26, 2008

Doug Giles | July 26, 2008

As you well know, our toady media has made being a whore all the rage for our young daughters.

Michael Barone | July 26, 2008

Sometimes public opinion doesn't flow smoothly; it shifts sharply when a tipping point is reached. Case in point: gas prices.

Tony Perkins | July 26, 2008

Religious faith has long been valued as an essential contributor to our national greatness. Thomas Jefferson believed that God had led “our fathers” and blessed the nation’s birth and growth.

Andrew Langer | July 26, 2008

Federalism, a system of dual sovereigns and multiple levels of government, was envisioned by the founders a method of protecting and securing individual rights.

Tom Borelli | July 26, 2008

The silver lining in the cloud of high energy prices is the growing public support for domestic development of natural resources. Opinion polls, including data from California, show Americans are increasingly inclined to support drilling.

Robert Novak | July 26, 2008

Private polls show Romney could make all the difference in Michigan. A McCain-Romney ticket carries the state by a moderately comfortable margin. With any other running mate, McCain loses Michigan.

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | July 25, 2008

Years ago, my then-girlfriend urged me to read John Gray’s Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.

If you read, watch and hear the media describe the campaign of 2008, it appears to be the most one-sided contest since Reagan trounced Mondale in 1984.

Robert Knight | July 25, 2008

Elaine Donnelly reported for duty Wednesday. She went to a battlefield where most men who agree with her were AWOL.

Roger Schlesinger | July 25, 2008

What is happening in Washington with the mortgage market is unimaginable. We are having the politicos, the nations bankers and some of the heads of the lending institutions figuring out the problem with the mortgage market and writing the prescription for recovery.

John Bridgeland | July 25, 2008

On September 11, 2008 in New York City, Senator John McCain will share his vision on a topic he has lived – service to country.

Kathryn Lopez | July 25, 2008

Barack Obama at least has one thing right: the author of "The Audacity of Hope" is certainly audacious.

John McCaslin | July 25, 2008

Talk about former Vice President Al Gore putting the pressure to perform on Barack Obama should he win the White House.

Mary Katharine Ham | July 25, 2008

America—and the West as a whole—cannot afford to ignore the battles waged, lessons learned and indignities suffered by the Israelis who share our values and fight to preserve them in the most inhospitable of climates.

John Hawkins | July 25, 2008

it's worth taking the time to look back at what the crème de la crème of the Democratic Party has had to say about the war and the surge over the last few years.

Brent Bozell | July 25, 2008

For the second time this year, a federal court has ruled against Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and ruled in favor of shattering every barrier of decency on television.

David Limbaugh | July 25, 2008

I don't know which troubles me more: the liberal media's fawning over Barack Obama or the great number of people who are buying into his mystique so uncritically.

Mona Charen | July 25, 2008

What will George W. Bush be remembered for?

Oliver North | July 25, 2008

The Obama Machine's "Hope and Change" world tour has left more than a few people perplexed.

Suzanne Fields | July 25, 2008

He didn't walk on water, but he didn't disappoint. He promised to remake the world where everybody would love everybody.

Michael Gerson | July 25, 2008

Some biographies set out to show that saints are merely men. The best biographies set out to show that saints are supremely men.

Debra J. Saunders | July 25, 2008

In a Washington speech last week, former Vice President Al Gore argued that America can produce "affordable" 100 percent carbon-free electricity within 10 years.

Linda Chavez | July 25, 2008

The professional odds-makers favor Barack Obama two-to-one to win the election. It's no wonder. Americans overwhelmingly believe the country is on the wrong track.

Diana West | July 25, 2008

Now that Barack Obama's photo-op safari through the Middle East is over -- "Look, Obama-nation, I bagged the Western Wall!" -- I find there's still that detail about Jordan's King Abdullah II himself chauffeuring America's Sen. Obama (also himself) to the airport worth lingering over.

Paul Greenberg | July 25, 2008

Who could be more civilized than Ingrid Betancourt, dual citizen of Colombia and France, woman of the world, presidential candidate from Bogota and toast of Paris?

Donald Lambro | July 25, 2008

Is the U.S. economy coming to the end of its slump? There are a number of signals that suggest it is, and some economists are saying we may already be in a recovery.

Rich Tucker | July 25, 2008

On July 18, the 79-year-old majority leader of the New York State Senate retired. Before he left office, Joe Bruno took reporters on a day-long bus tour of the various projects in the capital region that he’d earmarked financing for.

Paul Weyrich | July 25, 2008

The Administration of President George W. Bush is drawing to a close after nearly eight years in office. Therefore, it is time to assess who best fulfilled the promises made during the 2000 Presidential campaign.

Burt Prelutsky | July 25, 2008

Having been born in Chicago and raised in L.A., taking a short cut through an alley or across a vacant lot has always been my idea of hiking.

Kathleen Parker | July 25, 2008

Barack Obama concedes that America's troops have contributed to improvements on the ground in Iraq, but he still stands by his vote against the surge.

Charles Krauthammer | July 25, 2008

Maliki's endorsement left the McCain campaign and the Bush administration deeply discomfited. They underestimated Maliki's sophistication and cunning.

Douglas MacKinnon | July 25, 2008

By and large, much of the mainstream media is unethical, biased toward the Democrats, and openly trying to elect Barack Obama.

Mike Gallagher | July 25, 2008

The failure to readily identify the battle between good and evil is a nagging, ongoing, dangerous pattern that shows no sign of easing up any time soon.

Pat Buchanan | July 25, 2008

As any military historian will testify, among the most difficult of maneuvers is the strategic retreat.

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Michael Reagan | July 24, 2008

Three good men are dead thanks largely to San Francisco’s outrageous sanctuary-city policy

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | July 24, 2008

The far-left Moulitsas has caused much uproar with his antics.

Rich Lowry | July 24, 2008

Politically, John McCain should be a candidate for involuntary committal -- he's a danger to himself.

Roger Schlesinger | July 24, 2008

When an advertisement misleads people into risky financial situations and causes them to lose their money, their homes and even their lives, why is this different than yelling "fire?"

You’ve probably heard the story about the tycoon who wanted to bring out a new kind of dog food.

Mary Fallin | July 24, 2008

Opponents of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge suggest that developing new oilfields there would damage wildlife and the environment.

Janet M. LaRue | July 24, 2008

Parents and friends of children everywhere, in the spirit of Howard Beale, go to your windows, throw them open and stick your head out and yell, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more!”

Charles Boustany | July 24, 2008

Americans remain frustrated with the cost of healthcare. As costs rise, fear grows that they will lose their coverage and even fall into bankruptcy.

Andrew Tallman | July 24, 2008

Two different people recently contacted me for my advice on virtually identical situations that arose in the wake of California’s decision to solemnize same-gender relationships.

Laura Donovan | July 24, 2008

"We must carefully review a policy that rejects otherwise suitable military candidates,” said Congresswoman Susan Davis, Chair of the Military Personnel Subcommittee on Wednesday’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Hearing.

Armstrong Williams | July 24, 2008

I can’t get over the media circus surrounding Senator Barack Obama’s current trip to the Middle East.

John McCaslin | July 24, 2008

The biggest news to come out of the Barack Obama camp thus far was when presidential campaign manager David Plouffe announced that the Illinois senator on Aug. 28 will formally accept the Democratic nomination in an outdoor stadium.

Cliff May | July 24, 2008

It’s often said that the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 were a “wake-up call’ – that they forced both the political class and the public to seriously (if belatedly) address a peril that for years had been minimized and marginalized.

Ross Mackenzie | July 24, 2008

From goo-goo media coverage, you might think Barack Obama already has moved into the White House — or that, hoisted on the shoulders of his handlers, his sedan chair is making its regal way to the presidency.

Oliver North | July 24, 2008

The U.S. military has always stood in harm’s way, protecting American liberties and keeping us safe. The soldiers are the true heroes and our source of strength.

Victor Davis Hanson | July 24, 2008

We still suffer from the same 1960s juvenile petulance when the powers that be did not immediately fall in line as protestors demanded.

Rebecca Hagelin | July 24, 2008

It’s been more than two decades since President Reagan urged us to rely more on nuclear power. What are we waiting for?

Cal Thomas | July 24, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama has said that even though the military surge ordered by President Bush and backed by Sen. John McCain has worked, he still opposes it. Would he have preferred all-out defeat or an endless quagmire?

Ben Shapiro | July 24, 2008

Last Thursday night, my wife and I went to a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight" and we weren't disappointed.

Matt Towery | July 24, 2008

The endless photo sessions with the troops, foreign leaders, waving crowds -- it's just the most contrived pack of junk I've ever seen.

Marvin Olasky | July 24, 2008

Late last month White House folks put on another big national conference on faith-based and community initiatives—and President Bush even uttered the magic words, "compassionate conservatism."

Robert Novak | July 24, 2008

Rep. Roy Blunt, the House Republican whip, on July 8 introduced a resolution demanding that the Defense Department better enable U.S. military personnel overseas to vote in the November elections. That act was followed by silence.

Paul Weyrich | July 24, 2008

President George W. Bush has sought to end sex slavery within the United States and provide international leadership on the issue.

Ken Blackwell | July 24, 2008

Senators McCain and Obama both say public schools need work, but neither of their proposed solutions gets to the root problem of our education crisis.

Emmett Tyrrell | July 24, 2008

Something very good has just taken place on a college campus.

Wed, Jul 23, 2008

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has cut the legs out from under John McCain by basically endorsing Sen. Barack Obama's troop-withdrawal plan.

Burt Prelutsky | July 23, 2008

Because there is so much about Barack Obama that I find personally offensive -- things ranging from his friends and religious mentors to his obvious arrogance and his wife -- I have rarely brought up his politics.

Ann Coulter | July 23, 2008

Since McCain has gone from being a Republican "maverick" who attacks Republicans and promotes liberal causes to the Republican nominee for president, he's also gone from being one of the Times' most frequent op-ed guest columnists to being an unpublishable illiterate.

David Strom | July 23, 2008

Are Conservatives or Liberals more likely to mortgage our childrens' futures by manipulating the economy to account for supposed man-made global warming?

Jack Kemp | July 23, 2008

For Social Security reform done right is a huge opportunity for a historic breakthrough in the personal prosperity of working people.

Janice Shaw Crouse | July 23, 2008

The events of the summer of 1967 — large and small — underscore the fact that, when looking forward, the future is seldom clear, nor can it be easily imagined or predicted.

Amanda Carpenter | July 23, 2008

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) would rather spend the weekend debating a $17 million “Captive Primate Act” and embarrassing Republican Sen. Tom Coburn (Okla.) than working on energy policy to alleviate pain at the pump.

Brent Bozell | July 23, 2008

As the media glorify Barack Obama the "statesman" on his trip abroad, the McCain campaign suddenly acquired a surprising "Annoy The Media" flavor.

Thomas Sowell | July 23, 2008

We don't look to arsonists to help put out fires but we do look to politicians to help solve financial crises that they played a major role in creating.

Michelle Malkin | July 23, 2008

A jaw-dropping political miracle may be on the horizon. No, I'm not talking about the second coming of the Obamessiah.

John Stossel | July 23, 2008

In a desolate public park in Columbus, Ohio, a man responded to the advances of a topless woman. She asked him to "show me yours." When he did, police officers arrested him.

Walter E. Williams | July 23, 2008

"Hard Times at Douglass High," is an HBO documentary that aired last June. It captured much of the 2004-2005 school year at Baltimore's predominantly black Frederick Douglass High School.

Jonah Goldberg | July 23, 2008

In an editorial for the conservative Weekly Standard, Fred Kagan (the primary intellectual author of the surge strategy) wrote: "It would be hard to design a better test for the job of commander in chief than the real-life test senators John McCain and Barack Obama have undergone.

Tony Blankley | July 23, 2008

Watching Obama glide through his foreign trip so far, nervous Republicans and other patriots have to hope that American voters will not view Obama through the eyes of a Hollywood casting director.

Michael Medved | July 23, 2008

The fringe candidates in this election cycle all to some extent rely on deeply paranoid conspiracy theories to power their campaigns.

Michael Gerson | July 23, 2008

Cindy McCain's first visit to Rwanda in 1994 was during the high season of roadblocks and machetes and shallow graves.

Terry Jeffrey | July 23, 2008

Americans must soon face a greater crisis: We have a built a government we cannot afford.

Austin Bay | July 23, 2008

It is ironic, but victory in Iraq could mean defeat for John McCain.

Paul Greenberg | July 23, 2008

The invitation to my college reunion arrived the other day. No need to mention which one. Let's just say I got my undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in the High Middle Ages.

Donald Lambro | July 23, 2008

Barack Obama got more than he bargained for from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki barely after his military crash course in the Middle East's war zones began.

Jacob Sullum | July 23, 2008

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the District of Columbia had violated the Second Amendment by making armed self-defense in the home impractical and banning the most popular weapons used for that purpose.

Maggie Gallagher | July 23, 2008

Obama has a problem: What do you do when you're a lightly accomplished one-term senator, a former state legislator from Illinois, a Harvard law graduate who has no substantive record of accomplishments, and you are running against a war hero whom polls show that Americans overwhelmingly view as far more fit to be commander in chief?

Kathleen Parker | July 23, 2008

Drum roll. Suspense. Who will it be? In this corner, we have Stormin' Mormon Mitt Romney. In the other, we have Brain-Buster Bobby Jindal.

Tue, Jul 22, 2008

In yesterday's Post, we criticized Barack Obama's plan to "give health insurance to 47 million Americans who are now without coverage." We raised the question: "Are they Americans?"

Paul Driessen | July 22, 2008

T. Boone Pickens is being lionized for his “socially responsible” efforts to legislate national “clean” wind and solar energy mandates.

Terry Paulson | July 22, 2008

After listening to Barack Obama’s economic plan, you can expect the number of addicted Americans to grow. He calls for substantial government subsidies for healthcare, college, foreclosure relief, pension plans and alternative energies.

Phil Harris | July 22, 2008

Having a grasp of the science behind natural forces like thunder and lightning is a good thing. Having such knowledge can sometimes give us half a chance to protect ourselves.

Paul Weyrich | July 22, 2008

What makes the newest United States Senator more powerful than a ten-term Representative? Every Senator has the power to stop consideration of any legislation.

John McCaslin | July 22, 2008

No less than 196 copies of the New Yorker magazine issue that featured presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama were fetching rather high bids on the eBay auction block.

Chuck Norris | July 22, 2008

Jesse Jackson (on an off-air mic before "Fox & Friends") and Whoopi Goldberg (and another host on "The View") have raised the cultural language debate to a new level.

Thomas Sowell | July 22, 2008

In one of those front-page editorials disguised as "news" stories, the New York Times blames "the lucrative lending practices" of banks and other financial institutions for helping create the current financial crisis of millions of borrowers and of the financial system in general.

David Limbaugh | July 22, 2008

Isn't it enormously ironic that Barack Obama now finds himself the unintended beneficiary of the Iraq surge that he so vocally -- and wrongly -- opposed?

Cal Thomas | July 22, 2008

I remember the first time my wife and I visited Europe and the Middle East. The trip resembled Sen. Obama's current version of speed travel, but without the entourage, security and network coverage.

Dennis Prager | July 22, 2008

It is difficult to imagine Israel attacking Iran.

Pat Buchanan | July 22, 2008

The successor to Barry Goldwater's Senate seat apparently believes that ducks come from Mexico and speak Spanish.

Debra J. Saunders | July 22, 2008

San Francisco's "sanctuary city" policy -- as it was implemented until recently -- put the welfare of juvenile gang-bangers and drug dealers before the safety of law-abiding residents.

Ed Feulner | July 22, 2008

Every president, every senator, every member of Congress and every Supreme Court justice takes an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States.

Bill Murchison | July 22, 2008

History's humongous wheel turns and turns and turns again. Over time, mud and sludge accumulate on even the sprucest institutions.

William Rusher | July 22, 2008

T. Boone Pickens is one of America's biggest independent oil producers, so he could be forgiven if he simply chose to sit back and pile up his profits.

Mon, Jul 21, 2008

Dan Stein | July 21, 2008

As they wait for their official coronations by their respective parties, John McCain and Barack Obama have been filling the time by making speeches to the annual summer conventions of various interest groups.

Karin Agness | July 21, 2008

Superwoman made a curious appearance this weekend, gracing the program cover of the National Organization for Women (NOW) National Conference.

Rebecca Love Kourlis | July 21, 2008

More than 99% of the world’s information is currently created electronically, and nearly every piece of electronically stored information (ESI) is potentially discoverable in a civil lawsuit.

Rich Lowry | July 21, 2008

The global market for oil has, in the imagination of Washington, a mysterious quality that should occupy academic economists for a long time.

Bill Steigerwald | July 21, 2008

When the Federal Reserve Board is in the news, there’s no better source of expertise than political economy professor Allan Meltzer of Carnegie Mellon University.

Paul Weyrich | July 21, 2008

In District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court ruled that the District of Columbia's highly restrictive ban on guns is unconstitutional.

Carrie Lukas | July 21, 2008

Most policy debates seem to be a war of competing theories: Will lower tax rates really stimulate greater economic activity? Do generous government welfare programs actually discourage people from seeking employment?

John McCaslin | July 21, 2008

When it comes to domestic energy production, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is not your typical Democrat.

Chuck Colson | July 21, 2008

How is this for irony? Recent actions by Canadian human rights groups have observers alarmed for the state of human rights in Canada.

Frank Gaffney | July 21, 2008

A wag once famously observed that, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” The same has generally been true about gas prices.

Bob Burney | July 21, 2008

Do you ever feel totally “whipped”? I mean tired, exhausted, strung out and empty?

Guy Benson | July 21, 2008

The current issue of the New Yorker discusses information about what angers Barack Obama. One story recounts Obama's explosive reaction to being "embarrassed" on the floor of the Illinois state legislature, and the other explores Obama's tepid reaction to the carnage of September 11, 2001.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | July 21, 2008

Many of us have realized that most legislators on the Hill are advocating ideologically-based approaches to our energy problems. While Washington plays politics with American energy supplies, people are hurting – and the poor are hurting the most. The only hope the average poor person has is that gas prices won’t rise to $6.00/gallon. The poor cannot afford to hire advocates or lobbyists. Energy reform will be a major civil rights frontier of the next decade because the poor do not have a voice

Paul Greenberg | July 21, 2008

Have you been keeping up with the good news out of Mosul, al-Qaida's last urban stronghold in Iraq? The good news is that it's not an al-Qaida stronghold any more.

Phyllis Schlafly | July 21, 2008

Barack Obama has just given his critics another reason to question his support of American identity.

Robert Novak | July 21, 2008

I asked one of the Republican Party's smartest, most candid heavy hitters this week whether John McCain really has a chance to defeat Barack Obama.

Star Parker | July 21, 2008

For the first time since the "don't ask, don't tell" law was enacted in 1993 by President Clinton, the House Armed Services Committee has scheduled hearings to review it.

Mike Adams | July 21, 2008

Contrary to popular opinion, the case of Keith Sampson at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is not over.

Dinesh D'Souza | July 21, 2008

In my debate with atheist Christopher Hitchens in New York last October he raised a point that I did not know how to answer.

Sun, Jul 20, 2008

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | July 20, 2008

This week, my family and I visited Walt Disney World. I first visited the amusement park in 1978, when I was 12.

David Stokes | July 20, 2008

The recent 2008 Major League Baseball All Star Game-and-a-half showcased not only the game’s current best and greats from yesteryear; it also starred a structure.

Debra J. Saunders | July 20, 2008

I can only assume that male TV news biggies bleeped the word because they've finally found a part of the human anatomy about which they are highly sensitive.

Ken Connor | July 20, 2008

One would think that an opportunity for nations to come together and seek solutions to racial tensions would be welcomed.

Paul Jacob | July 20, 2008

Socialism of industry is so old hat. Socialism of everything else? High on Barack Obama's political agenda.

Austin Hill | July 20, 2008

What will happen if, on election night in November, John McCain wins the presidency?