Sun, Aug 31, 2008

Nina May | August 31, 2008

John McCain has just experienced a political Trifecta garnering the coveted conservative base that is absolutely necessary for any Republican to win an election.

Sat, Aug 30, 2008

Caroline Glick | August 30, 2008

Many American Jewish observers welcomed Barack Obama's selection of Sen. Joseph Biden as his vice-presidential running mate.

Phil Harris | August 30, 2008

Barack Obama's big speech at the Democrat National Convention was well delivered, but as usual it was wrapped in empty platitude

Thomas Sowell | August 30, 2008

One of the few political cliches that makes sense is that "In politics, overnight is a lifetime."

Michael Barone | August 30, 2008

As this is written, with a deadline looming, I have not heard Barack Obama's acceptance speech at Invesco Field and have not learned who is John McCain's choice for vice president.

Michael Gerson | August 30, 2008

The setting invited comparisons to John F. Kennedy. The anniversary invited comparisons to Martin Luther King Jr. The stage invited comparisons to Zeus.

Fri, Aug 29, 2008

Brett Joshpe | August 29, 2008

The pomp and circumstance, the fireworks, and the Basil Poledouris-esque coda belong to history and yesterday’s news.

Hugh Hewitt | August 29, 2008

Conservatives are thrilled with the selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain's running-mate.

Debra J. Saunders | August 29, 2008

Can he win in November? Yes, Barack Obama was the best Democrat in the field. Start with his charismatic yet cool demeanor.

Bruce Herschensohn | August 29, 2008

I was one of those who voted for John McCain in the California primary—and did it with enthusiasm.

Dave Ramsey | August 29, 2008

My husband and I have our emergency fund in place, and we’re about to start the debt snowball. We’re also doing a budget, but we still have trouble finding money to put toward our lowest debt.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | August 29, 2008

A master was at work last night. A politician who can inspire hope filled in the blanks of his program and articulated his vision with skill and panache.

Dennis Prager | August 29, 2008

Earlier this year Dr. Jim Dobson, President of Focus on the Family made news when he announced on “The Dennis Prager Show” that he “cannot and will not vote for Senator John McCain.”

Roger Schlesinger | August 29, 2008

Beginning the story in chronological order, we have the chicken being played by the real estate industry and the egg by the mortgage lenders.

Thaddeus McCotter | August 29, 2008

Like every other over-hyped liberal pop phenom of the past forty years who covered their party’s stale classics, Obama! Live! (In Denver!) proves this nominee and his Democrats’ song remains the same.

Jerry Bowyer | August 29, 2008

It’s a big day for John McCain. It’s a big day for Sarah Palin. And it’s a big day for CNBC and Larry Kudlow of CNBC’s Kudlow & Company.

Karin Agness | August 29, 2008

Throughout the Democratic National Convention, media outlets highlighted the faction within the Democratic Party composed of Hillary Clinton supporters who intend to vote for John McCain.

Rich Tucker | August 29, 2008

Back in the mid-1980s, the marketing geniuses at Coca-Cola decided the country was ready for a change. They rolled out “New Coke,” with a different flavor, and yanked old Coke off the shelves.

Jonah Goldberg | August 29, 2008

The U.S. economy - yes, that economy - grew at a 3.3 percent annual rate last quarter. This no doubt caused consternation at the highest levels of the Democratic Party.

Michelle Malkin | August 29, 2008

Where are all the free speech absolutists when you need them? Over the past month, left-wing partisans and Democratic lawyers have waged a brass-knuckled intimidation campaign against GOP donors?

Brent Bozell | August 29, 2008

Barack Obama's campaign has been seriously frightened by John McCain's celebrity-mocking ads.

David Limbaugh | August 29, 2008

Obama is the perfect candidate, not for the nation, but for Democrats, who have been waiting for Godot since George W. Bush's first-term inauguration.

Oliver North | August 29, 2008

A Taliban sentry fired the first shots shortly after 2:30 a.m. as Afghan commandos and U.S. Special Operations Command troops surrounded the compound at Aziz Abad.

Pat Buchanan | August 29, 2008

After the phony roll call vote was taken here to formally nominate Barack Obama, the media exploded in an orgy of celebration about the historic character of the moment.

Suzanne Fields | August 29, 2008

It's hard to be a hero in America. John Kerry learned that the hard way.

Linda Chavez | August 29, 2008

America is in its darkest hour -- again. It happens every four years when the Democrats take center stage for their national convention. In 2004, we heard that we were in the midst of another Great Depression.

Paul Greenberg | August 29, 2008

Boy, it’s a good thing the Obamas decided early on in this presidential campaign not to exploit those adorable little girls of theirs for political purposes.

Armstrong Williams | August 29, 2008

Senator Ted Kennedy’s appearance the first night of the Democrat National Convention was nothing short of miraculous.

Kathleen Parker | August 29, 2008

The night was praised as a merging of the seas, as Bill and Hillary Clinton led their party in a healing ritual of unity by anointing The One.

Charles Krauthammer | August 29, 2008

Barack Obama is an immensely talented man whose talents have been largely devoted to crafting, and chronicling, his own life. Not things. Not ideas. Not institutions.

William Rusher | August 29, 2008

The Democrats did what everyone knew they had to do: nominate Barack Obama by acclamation on the first ballot of their convention in Denver.

Burt Prelutsky | August 29, 2008

I have no idea who decided that liberal states would be called blue and conservative states would be red, but I suspect it was a left-winger because it makes absolutely no sense.

Jon Sanders | August 29, 2008

Please note. American politics isn't war. Our Founders have handed us down a system that is noteworthy for many things, among them the peaceful transition of power (sloganized as "Ballots, not bullets").

Pat Buchanan | August 29, 2008

If Obama wins, the country could be in real trouble. And if he loses, the country could be in real trouble.

Thu, Aug 28, 2008

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | August 28, 2008

The opportunity to pick on a vulnerable target is so tempting that they are lured into attacking someone who isn’t running.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | August 28, 2008

Almost from the first day since winning his Senate seat less than four years ago, Barack Obama has been running for president.

Michael Reagan | August 28, 2008

You'd never know it from the media's Obama worshipers covering it, but this week's Democratic National Convention was a three-ring circus complete with an assortment of sword swallowers, clowns and magicians.

Diana West | August 28, 2008

The star of the Democratic National Convention wasn't Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Hillary's husband -- certainly not Joe Biden or even Barack Obama.

Janice Shaw Crouse | August 28, 2008

Politics, like baseball, is a game of numbers. Our daughter has enjoyed watching her son play baseball since she learned that there is an official limit to the number of pitches a boy can throw in a game.

Niger Innis | August 28, 2008

Environmentalist anti-energy policies impose immoral burdens on our poorest citizens.

Kathryn Lopez | August 28, 2008

Michelle Obama did an odd thing during her speech on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver: She turned back the clock on feminism.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | August 28, 2008

If Barack Obama wants to get a serious bounce in the polls from his speech tonight, the gifted speaker should eat some humble pie and copy dull old Al Gore.

Paul Weyrich | August 28, 2008

At last, after a build-up reminiscent of the Super Bowl, Senator Barack H. Obama has chosen his Vice Presidential nominee.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | August 28, 2008

Hezbollah has “brazenly attacked the Lebanese Army” – in its Thursday shooting-attack on an army helicopter, killing 1st Lt. Samer Hanna and wounding several others – so say the leaders of Lebanon’s pro-democracy movement.

Will Hall | August 28, 2008

Let me clarify that liberal-leaning namesakes of famous evangelicals may have “just discovered” the biblical notions of “stewardship of God’s creation” and “providing for the needy and hurting.”

John McCaslin | August 28, 2008

So what if outspoken attendees of the Democratic convention in Denver weren't overly impressed with the keynote address by former Virginia governor and now Senate hopeful Mark Warner?

Cliff May | August 28, 2008

Freedom of speech is under attack. Let us count the ways. The first and most obvious: Those who criticize militant Islamists are routinely threatened with deadly violence.

Steve Chapman | August 28, 2008

There are no disciples of small government in the Democratic Party, and Barack Obama fits right in.

Brian Fitzpatrick | August 28, 2008

The news media loudly proclaimed its support for the homosexual activist agenda at the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association convention in Washington, D.C.

Matt Mayer | August 28, 2008

By nature, most politicians are risk-takers. One cannot enter the political arena without being willing to risk his name, family privacy, and, sometimes, fortune on the winds of political lady luck.

Dinesh D'Souza | August 28, 2008

I've been watching with patriotic interest the Olympic track and field events.

Victor Davis Hanson | August 28, 2008

We all remember how NATO once saved Western Europe from the onslaught of global communism. Its success led to the present European Union. The Soviets were kept at bay.

Larry Elder | August 28, 2008

Washington Post ombudsperson Deborah Howell wrote a column in her own newspaper comparing the paper's front-page coverage of Democratic nominee Barack Obama with that of Republican nominee John McCain.

Cal Thomas | August 28, 2008

Appearing last Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried some theological hair-splitting.

Michael Medved | August 28, 2008

Is the United States a land of limitless horizons, where hard work and big dreams enable people of humble background to scale dizzying heights of privilege and power?

Debra J. Saunders | August 28, 2008

In some ways, the Dems confab sounds a bit like a Republican convention.

Matt Towery | August 28, 2008

Democrats were scratching their heads and trying to figure how it was that Republican presidential nominee John McCain had inched further up in the polls during this week of the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

George Will | August 28, 2008

When Barack Obama feeds rhetorical fishes and loaves to the multitudes in the football stadium Thursday night, he should deliver a message of sufficient particularity that it seems particularly suited to Americans.

Ross Mackenzie | August 28, 2008

Isn’t the Joe Biden nomination wonderful? A working-class kind of guy who has risen to chairman of the Senate’s Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees?

Douglas MacKinnon | August 28, 2008

After tens of conversations with “non-political” Americans living outside of the poisonous echo chamber that is our Nation’s capital, I offer up this draft speech:

Emmett Tyrrell | August 28, 2008

The pre-eminent untruth resounding across the airwaves is that the Clintons are political geniuses.

Wed, Aug 27, 2008

Ann Coulter | August 27, 2008

Vice presidential candidate Joe Biden's speech at the Democratic National Convention was great. As I write, he hasn't given it yet, but these are my favorite parts.

Larry Kudlow | August 27, 2008

There's no Obama-Biden bounce, according to the latest tracking polls.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | August 27, 2008

Her words were emphatic: "Barack Obama is my candidate and he must be our next president." Hillary Clinton's endorsement was unambiguous and she held nothing back.

Robert Novak | August 27, 2008

Reports of strong support within John McCain's presidential campaign for Independent Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman as the Republican candidate for vice president are not a fairy tale.

Michael Gerson | August 27, 2008

Interviewed by The New York Times during the 1960 Democratic National Convention, an unnamed 10-year-old boy spoke for generations of convention spectators: "You know, this is really very boring -- but somehow, you aren't bored."

Nathan Tabor | August 27, 2008

Saddleback taught us an important lesson: presumptive Republican nominee John McCain says he knows when life begins.

John McCaslin | August 27, 2008

Peggy Cusack, chief of staff of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, wrote a rather intriguing e-mail to her staff Tuesday summing up day one of the Denver proceedings, which included speeches by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

Mike Gallagher | August 27, 2008

Doing a radio show from a political convention's "radio row" is always an amazing experience.

Janet M. LaRue | August 27, 2008

Barack Hussein Obama’s half-brother, George Hussein Onyango Obama, 26, was found living in a “two metre by three metre shack."

Richard Olivastro | August 27, 2008

If McCain picks the right person, his VP selection will help to energize the base, win the election, assist McCain to govern effectively; and – we have heard no one include this consideration – develop a solid conservative candidate to head the Republican ticket in 2012 or 2016.

Thomas Sowell | August 27, 2008

The Internet provides vast amounts of information but it can also spread vast amounts of misinformation, or even deliberately misleading disinformation.

Michelle Malkin | August 27, 2008

The hard-core left vowed to turn out 50,000 protesters for the Democratic National Convention this week. They pledged to "Re-create '68".

John Stossel | August 27, 2008

I argued that "independence," a favorite slogan of vote-hungry politicians, would require the government to interfere with the global division of labor, which, as economists have understood since Adam Smith's day, make us richer.

Brent Bozell | August 27, 2008

For two years now, we've heard Barack Obama's media allies tell us how he was somehow Not a Politician, that he was the pragmatic soul of civility who was "uniquely qualified to nudge the country toward the color purple."

Jonah Goldberg | August 27, 2008

I can't wait to hear more from the man for whom brevity is a Rubicon he will not cross. Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you something about Joe Biden, as Joe Biden himself might say: Joe is the guy who will tell the hard truths, say the unsaid things.

Mona Charen | August 27, 2008

I so wish I could support Barack Obama. It would be great -- truly magnificent -- to elect a black president of the United States.

Tony Blankley | August 27, 2008

With the world constantly changing, with Obama in favor of change, with Obama constantly changing, there remains only one fixed spot in a chaotic world: the mainstream moron media.

Ben Shapiro | August 27, 2008

Campaigns usually collapse because of gaffes -- off-the-cuff actions that accidentally reveal the true nature of candidates.

Debra J. Saunders | August 27, 2008

There are two Democratic National Conventions here in Denver.

Debra J. Saunders | August 27, 2008

Monday morning, before the Democratic National Committee launched its convention at Denver's Pepsi Center, the documentary "I.O.U.S.A." -- think: "one nation, under stress, in debt" -- played to a small but committed audience at the nearby Starz Film Center.

Terry Jeffrey | August 27, 2008

Kennedy's quest is to socialize medicine in America.

Austin Bay | August 27, 2008

As the Russo-Georgian War's August gunfire slips into a murky September ceasefire, the Pentagon reports that the Russians "are still not living up to the terms of the ceasefire agreement."

Paul Greenberg | August 27, 2008

Barack Obama's beautifully choreographed campaign, from the stunning debut in Iowa to the cheering masses in Berlin, may have just made its fatal error.

Bill Murchison | August 27, 2008

Joe Biden? What's Joe Biden doing still hanging around?

Ed Feulner | August 27, 2008

"We must hang together, gentlemen," Benjamin Franklin warned his fellow colonists during the American Revolution, "else, we shall most assuredly hang separately."

Michelle Bernard | August 27, 2008

The Democratic National Convention is upon us, and much of the press commentary revolves around “her.” Hillary Clinton, that is.

Kathleen Parker | August 27, 2008

When Democrats decided they wouldn't let the GOP be "God's Only Party," they weren't kidding. Thanks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, none other than St. Augustine has been summoned to Denver.

Jacob Sullum | August 27, 2008

In 1985, when New York raised its alcohol purchase age to 21 under federal pressure, I was a sophomore at Cornell. One day, I was responsible enough to order a beer; the next day, I wasn't.

Tue, Aug 26, 2008

Michael Medved | August 26, 2008

The selection of Joe Biden as Barack Obama’s running mate changes the whole dynamic of the Veep choice now facing John McCain.

Merrill Matthews | August 26, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, in a rare moment of honesty on what he’d really like to do about health care reform, recently asserted that if we were starting from scratch he would probably choose a single-payer health care system.

Amanda Carpenter | August 26, 2008

Barack Obama’s newly minted vice presidential pick, Joe Biden, broke into tears at an afternoon press conference.

Amanda Carpenter | August 26, 2008

Old videos appear to show a radical Muslim named Khalid Al-Mansour helped Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama gain acceptance into Harvard Law.

Hannah Giles | August 26, 2008

It is 2008: time once again for the great American presidential debates. Well, at least time for their intensity levels to rise, and time for every word to be scrutinized.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | August 26, 2008

'I love this country": Those are the magic words that Michelle Obama said at the Democratic National Convention last night.

William Wilson | August 26, 2008

The shell game was a favorite of con men and charlatans of past eras. Using the tricks of diversion and fast-talking and faster hands, they would relieve poor unsuspecting marks of their money in seconds flat.

John McCaslin | August 26, 2008

Democrats are boasting about the pair of "prominent Republicans" addressing this week's Democratic National Convention, including former Iowa Rep. Jim Leach Monday night and Jim Whitaker, mayor of Fairbanks, Alaska, on Tuesday night.

Thomas Sowell | August 26, 2008

Random thoughts on the passing scene: If you took all the fraud out of politics, there might not be a lot left.

Chuck Norris | August 26, 2008

Last week, about 100 college presidents (including some from the most prestigious universities) recommended that the U.S. lower the drinking age to 18.

David Limbaugh | August 26, 2008

In one sense, it's incomprehensible that Barack Obama would forgo an opportunity to reunite his party by picking Hillary Clinton as his running mate.

Cal Thomas | August 26, 2008

In selecting Sen. Joseph Biden as his running mate, Barack Obama gains some needed foreign policy expertise, but loses some credibility.

Dennis Prager | August 26, 2008

Earlier this month Andrew Sullivan, a well-known writer, once in the center, now on the left, nominated me for what is apparently his lowest badge of distinction for defending citizens who shoot to wound graffiti vandals, or "taggers," while committing their vandalism.

Pat Buchanan | August 26, 2008

A year after taking power, in June 1934, Adolf Hitler made his first visit abroad -- to his idol Benito Mussolini in Venice.

Debra J. Saunders | August 26, 2008

The goodie bag given to attendees of the Democratic National Convention includes maps, magnets and Dale Carnegie's Golden Book.

Phyllis Schlafly | August 26, 2008

The Olympics demonstrated again what competition, hard work and determination can produce, as numerous world records were shattered.

Mon, Aug 25, 2008

Rich Lowry | August 25, 2008

If we've learned anything about presidential politics during the past 40 years, it's that America elects Democrats who are moderates from the South.

Pat Buchanan | August 25, 2008

A year after taking power, in June 1934, Adolf Hitler made his first visit abroad -- to his idol Benito Mussolini in Venice.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | August 25, 2008

It doesn't take a political genius to realize that Barack Obama needed to nominate a woman for vice president.

Bill Steigerwald | August 25, 2008

For the last 18 months, Denver Post staffer Chuck Plunkett's beat has been next week's Democratic National Convention and the logistical preparations his city has been making to host it.

Roger Schlesinger | August 25, 2008

The business of the United States of America is business, and as we await John McCain’s pick for a vice president, we have settled for three politicians among the two tickets.

Amanda Carpenter | August 25, 2008

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton downplayed GOP’s efforts to use critical statements she made during the Democratic primaries against her party.

Amanda Carpenter | August 25, 2008

Two polls separate polls show a substantial number of Hillary Clinton’s supporters are considering voting for a Republican president, rather than Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in November.

Paul Weyrich | August 25, 2008

Is patriotism a thing of the past or is it still kosher to take pride in America? That question was put to basketball great Kobe Bryant at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

Matt Barber | August 25, 2008

What does one call a lawmaker who would condemn to death the child survivor of a botched abortion by permitting doctors to refuse that child, once born alive, potentially life-saving medical treatment and nutrition?

Paul Greenberg | August 25, 2008

No wonder Barack Obama got such a tepid reception this week at the Veterans of Foreign Wars' convention. The better the United States does in Iraq, the worse he looks.

Bobby Schindler | August 25, 2008

When Pastor Rick Warren asked Barack Obama about what he considered America’s greatest moral failure at the recent Saddleback “Civil Forum on the Presidency,” Senator Obama answered by saying, “its insufficient help to the disadvantaged.”

Burt Prelutsky | August 25, 2008

I must confess that I am spending an awful lot of time thinking about Barack Obama. I hasten to add that it’s not, as is the case with Chris Matthews, because the senator sends shivers up my leg.

Ken Blackwell | August 25, 2008

Barack Obama made an interesting choice by tapping Joseph Biden as his running mate.

Douglas MacKinnon | August 25, 2008

In violation of every ethical standard that allegedly governs their profession, a great many journalists and editors have gone into the tank so deeply for Barack Obama

Star Parker | August 25, 2008

Certainly we've not heard the last about the John Edwards scandal.

Carol Platt Liebau | August 25, 2008

Americans have enough drama in their own lives. They neither need nor expect politicians to supply them with more of it.

Mike Adams | August 25, 2008

Having broken one or more of the following rules in no way excuses a man from following them in the future.

Sun, Aug 24, 2008

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | August 24, 2008

I want to publicly thank Pastor Rick Warren for taking the risk to be voice to this generation.

Terry Paulson | August 24, 2008

Fox News Commentator Charles Krauthammer offered a post “Saddleback Church Presidential Forum” assessment of Rick Warren’s adventure in civil dialogue—“That was the best I’ve ever seen.”

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | August 24, 2008

It doesn't take a political genius to realize that Barack Obama needed to nominate a woman for vice president.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | August 24, 2008

One study says more Americans than ever are fat, and the other study says that being fat may not determine disease risks.

Salena Zito | August 24, 2008

On a billboard in this small eastern Ohio town, white letters on a black background read: “I saw that.” The message is signed, “God.”

Debra J. Saunders | August 24, 2008

Democrats used to love to bash President Bush for sending America to war without asking Americans to sacrifice. Now that it is an election year, you won't hear the s-word coming out of their lips.

Steve Chapman | August 24, 2008

Supporters of the right to keep and bear arms have long recognized the value of firearms for the defense of life, liberty and property.

Nina May | August 24, 2008

There was an entertaining Peter Sellers movie in the late 1970s’ called Being There. It was about the rise of an unknown, simple gardener named Chance.

Armstrong Williams | August 24, 2008

Modern China has always posed a perplexing question for the West. From the Western perspective, China is a closed society, whose greatest symbol is a wall designed to keep invaders out.

Ken Connor | August 24, 2008

"At what point does a baby get human rights, in your view?" Most people have a ready answer to this question.

George Will | August 24, 2008

Barack Obama has made his economic thinking excruciatingly clear, so it also is clear that his running mate should be Rumpelstiltskin. He spun straw into gold, a skill an Obama administration will need.

Austin Hill | August 24, 2008

In past presidential elections, it might have been a deal-killer. But in 2008, it apparently makes for endearing campaign rhetoric.

Paul Jacob | August 24, 2008

How stupid do politicians think we are? Apparently, the answer -- as demonstrated most recently by Barack Obama -- is VERY.

Kevin McCullough | August 24, 2008

It was a bright summer day in Chicago when a woman confirmed that she was pregnant with her first child.