Sat, Aug 23, 2008

Richard Olivastro | August 23, 2008

There’s been significant media speculation about Senator John McCain’s consideration of a pro-choice VP.

Doug Giles | August 23, 2008

As a believer I have no problem whatsoever with either you or me having a mug of beer, a glass of wine, or a snifter of brandy, enjoying in moderation what the good Lord has blessed us with.

Michael Barone | August 23, 2008

Gallup poll data shows that nominees got a 5 percent or better bounce from 14 of the 16 national conventions between 1976 and 2004.

Nick Nichols | August 23, 2008

Like millions of other Americans, I have contributed copious amounts patriotic energy and a good deal of couch-potato time to observing every minute of Olympic coverage offered by NBC and its various progeny—including, of course, the advertisements produced by numerous sponsors.

Fri, Aug 22, 2008

Rich Tucker | August 22, 2008

The cover of the September issue of The Atlantic magazine asks, “Who’s the real Unifier,” Barack Obama or John McCain.

David Strom | August 22, 2008

There has been a lot of loose talk in liberal circles that the current housing crunch, inflation, and spike in energy prices somehow prove that the free market is fatally flawed.

Amanda Carpenter | August 22, 2008

Credentials for the Democratic National Convention appear to feature their Barack Obama’s image superimposed over an upside-down American flag.

Joel Mowbray | August 22, 2008

For the first time in this presidential cycle, social issues such as abortion took center stage this past week courtesy of the candidates’ high-profile, back-to-back interviews at a mega-church last weekend.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | August 22, 2008

Addressing the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention in Orlando, Barack Obama declared, "I will let no one question my love of this country."

Burt Prelutsky | August 22, 2008

As a rule, I’m an easy-going guy. Hardly anything gets my goat, ruffles my feathers or raises even a single hackle. I always try to put myself in the other fellow’s shoes.

Mike Gallagher | August 22, 2008

Now begins the serious process of getting down to business and keeping the country out of the hands of radicals.

Michelle Malkin | August 22, 2008

The citizens of the world who hate America are going to love the latest agitprop released this week by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Brent Bozell | August 22, 2008

When Sen. John Kerry arrived in Boston for the last Democratic convention, the TV news stars thought they'd died and gone to political heaven.

Jonah Goldberg | August 22, 2008

The Democrats are having their flop-sweat moment. Barack Obama should be way out in front. The Republicans are in terrible shape.

David Limbaugh | August 22, 2008

You can always tell when you've scored points against a liberal candidate. He and his minions, following the combined examples of Bill Clinton and John Kerry, immediately assume counterattack mode.

Mona Charen | August 22, 2008

"Sickly. Weak. Feeble. Pick your choice." So began a Washington Post story about John McCain's presidential campaign almost exactly a year ago.

Oliver North | August 22, 2008

Our Fox News' "War Stories" team has moved to a former Soviet military base in western Afghanistan, about 50 miles from the Iranian border.

Pat Buchanan | August 22, 2008

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says we have sought for 45 years to stay out of a shooting war with Russia and we are not going to get into one now.

Suzanne Fields | August 22, 2008

There's nothing mellow about Hillary Clinton. She's the greatest polarizer since Richard Nixon.

Diana West | August 22, 2008

I hate to say it, but both John McCain and Barack Obama are wrong in their approaches to Iraq.

Paul Greenberg | August 22, 2008

Instead of wandering around the New York Public Library, these Arkansas ghostbusters were spending most of a dark if not stormy night in the friendly confines of the state Capitol.

Lorie Byrd | August 22, 2008

It would be hard to make a better case against a Barack Obama presidency than the one Obama has made in his own words.

Charles Krauthammer | August 22, 2008

Read the first five paragraphs of the NATO statement on the Russian invasion of Georgia and you will find not a hint of who invaded whom. The statement is almost comically evenhanded.

Kathleen Parker | August 22, 2008

Abortion is back with, dare we say it, biblical vengeance. In the past few weeks, Obama has been accused of everything from favoring infanticide to lying about his vote.

John Hawkins | August 22, 2008

With yet more apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, you just might be a liberal if...

Thu, Aug 21, 2008

Hugh Hewitt | August 21, 2008

As Obama's very big adventure gets underway in Denver, he has a problem.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | August 21, 2008

In following a presidential race, the most important way to understand what is happening is to follow voter responses to open ended questions.

Michele Bachmann | August 21, 2008

It’s no secret that our nation is in the midst of an energy crisis. In just over one year, Americans have seen gas prices double.

David Stokes | August 21, 2008

Working on yellow legal pads, as was Richard Nixon's custom, he experimented with words and ideas.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | August 21, 2008

For the first time in memory, the two parties are holding their conventions right after one another.

Cliff May | August 21, 2008

Perhaps money can’t buy love, but it can certainly purchase power. So as oil prices have been rising, the major oil-producing nations have been gaining clout.

Andrew Tallman | August 21, 2008

As a Christian who takes the Bible seriously, I believe that any sexual activity other than that between a man and his wife is illicit. This includes adultery, premarital sex and, of course, homosexuality.

Amanda Carpenter | August 21, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign may be drawing attention to their GOP rival John McCain’s multiple houses at their own peril.

John McCaslin | August 21, 2008

What are third-party candidates to do when the country's two major political parties exclude them from crucial upcoming presidential debates?

Sandy Rios | August 21, 2008

“Define rich,” challenged Rick Warren, Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church and host of the Saddleback “Civil Forum on the Presidency.”

Ross Mackenzie | August 21, 2008

In case you missed them, some items of dubious import currently in the news. . . At the Olympics, Chinese authorities have restricted access not only to Web sites, protest areas, leading dissidents and key regions of the country.

Brent Bozell | August 21, 2008

Hollywood is always reminding us of its rosy vision of the future where there are absolutely no limits to sexual adventurism and gender confusion.

Victor Davis Hanson | August 21, 2008

Everyone is distracted by the Olympics. The squabbling here on the campaign trail consumes the media.

Larry Elder | August 21, 2008

Rev. Rick Warren of Saddleback Church intended to host an Obama-versus-McCain town hall forum at the evangelist's California church. It turned out more intriguing than I had thought.

Cal Thomas | August 21, 2008

Last Monday at a trade show for people who are part of the Florida tourist industry, I asked the 750 assembled for lunch how many were happy with the tone of modern politics?

Debra J. Saunders | August 21, 2008

In politics, everyone wants to be seen as a mudslinging virgin -- who, like King Lear, is "more sinned against than sinning."

Matt Towery | August 21, 2008

It's ironic that when former aides or colleagues of prominent Democrats opine on the presidential race, for example Donna Brazile, who appears both on ABC and CNN and ran Al Gore's 2000 campaign, they are never asked to do a mea culpa about potential bias or conflicts.

Steve Chapman | August 21, 2008

Life is full of surprises, and some 100 college presidents think they have stumbled on one. They think there is too much problem drinking on campus.

Rebecca Hagelin | August 21, 2008

How are you doing in your fight against a culture that's gone stark raving mad?

Marvin Olasky | August 21, 2008

Journalists used to complain that George W. Bush's speechwriters slipped into his oratory phrases like America's "wonder-working power" that meant one thing to general audiences and another to evangelical supporters.

George Will | August 21, 2008

Telling young people what they must do is what Ben Chavis does. With close- cropped hair and a short beard flecked with gray, he looks somewhat like Lenin, but is less democratic.

Emmett Tyrrell | August 21, 2008

It has been a mixed week for Sen. Barack H. Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate.

Wed, Aug 20, 2008

Ann Coulter | August 20, 2008

This week, Barack Obama's challenge is to select a running mate who's young, hip, and whose accomplishments in life don't overshadow Obama's. Allow me to suggest Kevin Federline.

Michael Reagan | August 20, 2008

The worshipping media describe Obama's comments as “nuanced,” the word they use to describe “wishy-washy.”

Richard Olivastro | August 20, 2008

Individually, Barack Obama and John McCain sat down last Saturday night with author Rick Warren in what was called a “Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion” at Pastor Warren’s church .

Amanda Carpenter | August 20, 2008

Talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh relished the prospect of an Obama-Biden Democratic presidential ticket on his broadcast Wednesday.

Amanda Carpenter | August 20, 2008

GOP presidential candidate John McCain’s foreign policy adviser sharply rebuked a key Middle East adviser for their rival’s campaign for engaging in “covert,” undisclosed diplomatic relations with Syria on Wednesday.

Brett Joshpe | August 20, 2008

In a year that has seemed so bleak for Republicans, John McCain not only can upset Barack Obama and win the White House, he can change the voting dynamic of American Jews.

Mary Grabar | August 20, 2008

Is John McCain’s campaign sputtering along the same track that Gerald Ford’s and Bob Dole’s did? History--after November 4, 2008--will tell.

Amanda Carpenter | August 20, 2008

Barack Obama’s Middle East Policy Adviser recently had a discussion about presidential politics with high-level Syrian officials during a trip underwritten Syrian business interests and a Canadian oil company.

Scott Bensing | August 20, 2008

Big Labor and Democrats continue the push to abolish the secret ballot. Who are you voting for this fall?

Paul Weyrich | August 20, 2008

Every generation needs heroes. Young people especially need role models. How blessed we are that the role model of these Summer Olympics is Michael Phelps.

Thomas Sowell | August 20, 2008

When amateurs outperform professionals, there is something wrong with that profession.

Michelle Malkin | August 20, 2008

The Democratic Party platform is like a bag of pork rinds. You never know what high-fat liberal government morsel you're gonna get.

John Stossel | August 20, 2008

It's amazing how ideas with no merit become popular merely because they sound good.

Walter E. Williams | August 20, 2008

By taking a couple of courses in economic theory, we could immunize ourselves from nonsense spouted by politicians and pundits, but in the meantime check out Professor John R. Lott's "Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works."

Michael Medved | August 20, 2008

Why do conservatives and liberals respond so differently to the current war in Georgia?

Ben Shapiro | August 20, 2008

As I drove, at the pace of a turtle, past signs notifying me, "Traffic Slow Ahead," steam began to emerge from my ears.

Terry Jeffrey | August 20, 2008

In an interview with David Brody of CBN on Saturday, Barack Obama leveled a startling charge at the National Right to Life Committee.

Austin Bay | August 20, 2008

One reason the debate question, "Is terrorism warfare or crime?" irks me is that it is patently both.

Paul Greenberg | August 20, 2008

It is a regular source of amazement, the things people will be amazed by.

Paul Weyrich | August 20, 2008

Surveying the wreckage in Georgia where more than 100,000 people are without homes, running water and food, the question remains: what could have been done to divert this disaster?

Kathleen Parker | August 20, 2008

At the risk of heresy, let it be said that setting up the two presidential candidates for religious interrogation by an evangelical minister -- no matter how beloved -- is supremely wrong.

Jacob Sullum | August 20, 2008

In a 2007 survey of California voters, 84 percent said they thought the government should force restaurant chains to display calorie numbers on their menus and menu boards.

Tue, Aug 19, 2008

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | August 19, 2008

Last week raised important questions about whether Barack Obama is strong enough to be president.

Roger Schlesinger | August 19, 2008

The statement above means: once people learn how to make money in residential real estate, there is no going back.

Duncan Hunter | August 19, 2008

The future of America’s partnership with Pakistan may now be in doubt following the resignation of President Pervez Musharraf.

Lee Culpepper | August 19, 2008

Spanning the globe to bring you a constant variety of pretense! The make-believe thrills of socialism...and forsaken agony of actual consequences! The human drama of presumptuous politics!

Phyllis Schlafly | August 19, 2008

Smarting from ridicule about the way John Edwards' sexual mischief was covered up or ignored for months, the mainstream media have decided to avoid similar charges that they are protecting Barack Obama.

Albert Mohler | August 19, 2008

Nanette Burstein’s “American Teen” documentary has hit the big screen with a limited release in major American cities.

Thomas Sowell | August 19, 2008

What is happening in the republic of Georgia is all too reminiscent of what happened back in 1956, when Russian tanks rolled into Hungary-- and the West did nothing.

Chuck Norris | August 19, 2008

This past week, a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol shot and wounded a man in the left buttock who assaulted agents at a violent stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mike Adams | August 19, 2008

So this lesbian goes walking into a counselor’s office to get help with her same-sexed relationship.

David Limbaugh | August 19, 2008

I hate to rain on John McCain's parade right after he trounced Barack Obama at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church forum, for which I heartily applaud him, but McCain's trial balloon consideration of a pro-choice running mate demands a response.

Cal Thomas | August 19, 2008

Dennis Prager | August 19, 2008

Pat Buchanan | August 19, 2008

The American people should be eternally grateful to Old Europe for having spiked the Bush-McCain plan to bring Georgia into NATO.

Chuck Colson | August 19, 2008

If you have been watching the Olympics, you cannot help but be awed by the strength, speed, and skill of Olympic athletes.

William Rusher | August 19, 2008

I hope my six-decades-long reputation as a redoubtable Cold Warrior will protect me from the suspicion that "Rusher has gone soft on Moscow" if I confess that I am considerably less worried by Russia's recent move into Georgia than many American observers seem to be.

Mon, Aug 18, 2008

Rich Lowry | August 18, 2008

Barack Obama had a mini Bob Dole moment after the Saddleback presidential forum the other night.

David Davenport | August 18, 2008

Lake Forest, Orange County—When President Bill Clinton played his saxophone on the late-night “Arsenio Hall Show” in 1992, it was obvious that presidential campaigns had changed.

Kathryn Lopez | August 18, 2008

Sixty-five percent. That's Pennsylvania Sen. Robert Casey Jr.'s rating with NARAL Pro-Choice America, the standard measure for a politician's abortion-rights-advocacy purity.

Frank Gaffney | August 18, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barak Obama’s appearance before a large evangelical congregation in Orange County over the weekend underscored an evident imperative of his campaign.

Wynton Hall | August 18, 2008

Leftist Hollywood actors seldom receive praise for their historical foresight and political acumen. But maybe they should.

Michael Gerson | August 18, 2008

Pastor Rick Warren's Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency -- two hours on Saturday night evenly divided between the relaxed, tieless candidates -- was expected to be a sideshow.

Amanda Carpenter | August 18, 2008

Rev. Rick Warren strongly denied rumors GOP presidential candidate John McCain had “cheated” at a political forum he hosted at his church Saturday evening.

Amanda Carpenter | August 18, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is accusing a pro-life group of lying about his record on abortion as a Illinois state senator.

John McCaslin | August 18, 2008

What a difference a year makes. Suddenly, Mikhail Saakashvili is trying to deal with Russian invaders in his own country, who don't seem in any hurry to leave.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | August 18, 2008

Is climate change a greater threat than freezing the jobless in the dark? Energy policies that protect the poor should be the highest priority for both the clergy and lawmakers.

Burt Prelutsky | August 18, 2008

I simply can’t figure out how Barack Obama has managed to convince so many people that he should be the President of the United States.

Armstrong Williams | August 18, 2008

There’s a crisis in Georgia and the United States and the western world must respond quickly and decisively to stop Russia and bring sanity back to the region immediately.

Paul Greenberg | August 18, 2008

Not even the finest piece of machinery is safe from the ignorance or just malice of those operating it, as many an engineer has discovered.

Dinesh D'Souza | August 18, 2008

When we think of the collapse of the Soviet Union, several names come to mind: Gorbachev, Reagan, Pope John Paul II, Lech Walesa, Margaret Thatcher, Vaclav Havel. But one name is missing: Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Janice Shaw Crouse | August 18, 2008

We’ve reached the point where we blindly ignore gross and horrific child abuse.

Mike Adams | August 18, 2008

My approach to teaching is very different than the approach of those who teach in the victim producing disciplines like sociology and social work.

Sun, Aug 17, 2008

Mark Hillman | August 17, 2008

Mark Udall's message to Colorado voters is crystal clear: just tell me want you want to hear, and I'll say it.

Star Parker | August 17, 2008

Pastor Rick Warren's presidential candidate "Civic Forum" at his Saddleback Church brought this SNL highlight to mind.

Terry Paulson | August 17, 2008

Barack Obama has promised to be a uniter and to help Americans bridge their racial barriers.

Kevin McCullough | August 17, 2008

Americans have never expected our public servants to be perfect.

Austin Hill | August 17, 2008

What a different sixteen years makes.

Guy Benson | August 17, 2008

Earlier this decade, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act was introduced in the Illinois state legislature after a Chicago area nurse named Jill Stanek blew the whistle on a practice she personally witnessed at her hospital. Barack Obama was the lone legislator who rose to speak against the bill.

Salena Zito | August 17, 2008

Rumors of a contentious Democrat convention appear to be greatly exaggerated. Those tiny ripples, such as the dissension of some Clinton delegates, will be magnified by the large concentration of media at the conclave.

Debra J. Saunders | August 17, 2008

A careful reading of the initiative, "Enforcement of Laws Related to Prostitution and Sex Workers," however, shows a measure that shields child prostitution and traffickers of human beings.

Roy Innis and Newt Gingrich | August 17, 2008

Senator Jeff Bingaman, Congressman Nick Rahall, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress who oppose producing more American oil are in a bind.

George Will | August 17, 2008

Last August, John McCain's campaign was a guttering candle, out of money but flush with half-baked ideas that were unlikely to be improved by further baking.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | August 17, 2008

While some of us have more money than time and some have more time than money, we all have the same amount of time - 24 hours per day. It is up to each of us to determine how to spend our time. Will we make our time worthwhile or simply while away the hours?

Paul Jacob | August 17, 2008

Determination. Persistence. Expertise. One man can fight city hall . . . it just takes some qualities they don't teach you in school.

Ken Connor | August 17, 2008

Have Gekko's ideas taken root in the American marketplace? Some would argue they have.