Sat, Sep 06, 2008

Megan Basham | September 06, 2008

The Obama campaign and their friends in the media are finally starting to admit that Republicans have gotten some things right.

Robert Novak | September 06, 2008

The main reason I am writing this column is that many people have asked me how I first realized I was suffering from a brain tumor and what I have done about it.

Michael Barone | September 06, 2008

Soon, we can measure the bounce that the two tickets have received from their gatherings. But the more important question is whether the conventions establish arguments that are sustainable.

Brent Bozell | September 06, 2008

For months, the CW network has been pushing its reworking of the old teen soap "Beverly Hills 90210."

Michael Gerson | September 06, 2008

A conservative academic, angered that I had gone on television and criticized John McCain's acceptance speech, vented to a friend: "Whose side is he on anyway?"

Larry Kudlow | September 06, 2008

On CNBC Wednesday night, Jack Welch, GE's CEO from that firm's salad days in the '80s and '90s, pointed out the dangers of a three-house Democratic sweep.

Paul Weyrich | September 06, 2008

Certainly arguments can be raised that no criminal or mentally unbalanced individual should have access to guns.

Tom Borelli | September 06, 2008

Just as good political advertising can sway an election, effective ads on issues such as energy can move public opinion and Congress.

Fri, Sep 05, 2008

Rich Lowry | September 05, 2008

Who is president of the United States again? Oh, yeah, he's the guy whose speech at the Republican Convention was canceled Monday night, with a sense of palpable relief from party mandarins.

Debra J. Saunders | September 05, 2008

"I miss the old John McCain." It's a refrain I hear on a regular basis, most often from people who are Barack Obama voters no matter what.

Warren Throckmorton | September 05, 2008

Contrary to a widely circulated report in Tuesday's Washington Post, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, did not slash funding for a program supporting teen mothers.

Hugh Hewitt | September 05, 2008

Do you carry tire chains in the winter? Do you own snow tires? Has anti-freeze ever been a part of your life?

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 05, 2008

The convention floor was abuzz all yesterday with the news of the CBS poll showing a dead tie (42-42) in the presidential race.

Mark W. Hendrickson | September 05, 2008

So powerful are the media that they have been referred to as the fourth branch of government. Indeed, they can make or break reputations.

Bill Steigerwald | September 05, 2008

National Review political reporter David Freddoso hasn’t thrown the first unfriendly book through the stained-glass windows of the Barack Obama crusade.

Jonah Goldberg | September 05, 2008

"What is wrong with these people?" was the nigh-upon-universal reaction among conservatives at the GOP convention this week.

Rich Tucker | September 05, 2008

Maybe, like one of those old recruiting posters with Uncle Sam pointing his finger at you, the picture really does change depending on where you stand.

Janice Shaw Crouse | September 05, 2008

Apparently realizing that he couldn’t live up to the rhetorical challenge laid down by either his running mate or his opponent, John McCain played to his strengths and turned his acceptance speech into a format as close to a town hall meeting as possible in a vast arena.

Michelle Malkin | September 05, 2008

Rudy Giuliani had me in stitches during his red-meat keynote address at the GOP convention. I laughed out loud when Giuliani laughed out loud while noting Barack Obama's deep experience as a "community organizer."

John Hawkins | September 05, 2008

Since Sarah Palin exploded onto the national scene a week ago, the American Left, including Obama's press team AKA the mainstream media, has engaged in a bizarre orgy of sexism, misogyny, and grotesque attacks on her family.

David Limbaugh | September 05, 2008

If I were an aspiring sexist or racist -- God forbid -- yet still cared what people thought about me, I'd make sure I became a conspicuous liberal.

Mona Charen | September 05, 2008

Oliver North | September 05, 2008

It is good to be heading home, where there are paved roads, no Russian landmines, and the man standing at the next intersection isn't going to blow himself to pieces trying to kill me, my family and my friends.

Pat Buchanan | September 05, 2008

Last night's convention address by Sarah Palin here in St. Paul has confirmed the bold decision of John McCain to choose the Alaska governor as his co-pilot and united the Republican Party as it has not been since the second term of Ronald Reagan.

Suzanne Fields | September 05, 2008

Like none before it, this presidential campaign is redefining what it can mean to be a woman. That wizened Austrian doctor who famously asked, "What do women want?"

Debra J. Saunders | September 05, 2008

"The Republican Party will not stand by while Gov. (Sarah) Palin is subjected to sexist attacks," Carly Fiorina, the former head of Hewlett-Packard and constant McCain booster, told a press conference at the Republican National Convention Wednesday.

Linda Chavez | September 05, 2008

The biggest story to emerge from the Republican National Convention was the media's effort to destroy Gov. Sarah Palin.

Paul Greenberg | September 05, 2008

Paul Greenberg | September 05, 2008

Old dogs can learn new tricks after all. John McCain fooled us all, again.

Paul Weyrich | September 05, 2008

One of the arguments which opponents of school choice always make is that it would adversely affect the public school system.

Lorie Byrd | September 05, 2008

Sarah Palin has a lot to thank Democrats for this week. As a result of relentless attacks from angry far left Democrats assisted by their friends in the media.

Burt Prelutsky | September 05, 2008

I’ll be the first to admit that I think Barack Obama made the perfect choice when he selected Sen. Biden to be his running mate. But, then, why wouldn’t I?

Kathleen Parker | September 05, 2008

When Sarah Palin took the stage Wednesday night, the reaction of conventioneers went beyond mere appreciation. It was gratitude.

Charles Krauthammer | September 05, 2008

This was the most effective line of the entire Republican convention: a ringing affirmation of John McCain's authenticity and a not-so-subtle indictment of Barack Obama's insubstantiality.

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

John McCain | September 04, 2008

Thank you all very much. Tonight, I have a privilege given few Americans -- the privilege of accepting our party’s nomination for President of the United States. And I accept it with gratitude, humility and confidence.

Amanda Carpenter | September 04, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is finally breaking his boycott with Fox News and will appear on Bill O'Reilly's "The Factor" for an interview during the GOP convention Thursday night.

Amanda Carpenter | September 04, 2008

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told a small group of bloggers in St. Paul he would welcome Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman to the Republican Party if he decided to cross party lines.

Miriam Grossman, M.D. | September 04, 2008

With the brouhaha over Bristol Palin’s pregnancy, here’s a plus no one’s considered: should this young woman go to college as a married mom, she’ll be spared four years of the campus hook-up culture.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 04, 2008

With sass and wit, sarcasm and sincerity, courage and strength, Sarah Palin last night showed us a new model of female politician.

Michael Reagan | September 04, 2008

I insisted that we'd never see the likes of Ronald Reagan again because he was one of a kind. I was wrong.

Brian Fitzpatrick | September 04, 2008

In an obvious attempt to create a Jeremiah Wright-style scandal for the Republican presidential ticket – and to marginalize conservative Christian values – Huffington Post National Editor Nico Pitney is questioning the religious beliefs of GOP Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Diana West | September 04, 2008

Alas, we have just passed another marker on the way down. That's "we" as in "We, the people," and that's "down" as in "glug, glug."

David Strom | September 04, 2008

You have to give him credit; the Obama tax plan has a lot of appeal to the average voter. The sales pitch, repeatedly endlessly, is that under Obama 95% of Americans would see their taxes go down.

Ross Mackenzie | September 04, 2008

So how about a single word to describe John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential running-mate?

Rich Galen | September 04, 2008

All day long you could feel the tension rising over the speech of Gov. Sarah Palin here to accept the nomination as the Republican Party's nominee for Vice President of the United States.

Michelle Bernard | September 04, 2008

The 2008 primary was definitely a time of firsts. An African-American squared off against a woman in the race for the Democratic Party nomination, and a little known Republican woman nabs the vice-presidential slot shocking the establishment and energizing the conservative base.

Cliff May | September 04, 2008

In Europe, free speech may end with neither a bang nor a whimper – but with a lawyerly assist.

Amanda Carpenter | September 04, 2008

Expect a much more intimate speech from John McCain when he accepts his GOP’s nomination for president than the spectacle Barack Obama organized for his acceptance speech at Invesco Field.

Phil Harris | September 04, 2008

She spoke directly to the hearts and minds of everyday Americans, sick of self-perpetuating, self-aggrandizing elitists.

Nathan Tabor | September 04, 2008

The first official event of the recent Democratic National Convention was an interfaith service, complete with a Gospel choir and a rabbi reciting the Torah.

Ed Feulner | September 04, 2008

Everything seems so civil and cooperative -- on the surface. Every September President Bush gives a friendly welcoming speech to launch the United Nations General Assembly.

Cheryl Felicia Rhoads | September 04, 2008

Who knew just a few months ago..hey - a few weeks...a few days ago? Like many have observed - the new Ronald Reagan is a woman! She is funny like he was, wise like he was.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | September 04, 2008

So much can change so quickly in the political world, as we have seen this week.

Victor Davis Hanson | September 04, 2008

The 2008 presidential campaign is supposed to be a referendum on "change" -- who brings it and who doesn't.

Larry Elder | September 04, 2008

The John F. Kennedy legacy came up repeatedly during the Democratic National Convention. But today, would JFK even be a Democrat?

Cal Thomas | September 04, 2008

We are such hypocrites. When it was announced that Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter, Bristol, was five months pregnant, the media pounced.

Matt Towery | September 04, 2008

Those who say there's no media bias aren't saying anything right now. They're laying low.

Steve Chapman | September 04, 2008

The last few days have offered some startling revelations about a running mate -- Sarah Palin's running mate.

Emmett Tyrrell | September 04, 2008

In this election year, "change" has been the catnip of the liberals. It renders them blissful.

Wed, Sep 03, 2008

Rebecca Hagelin | September 03, 2008

This is the story of Governor Sarah Palin. What makes her absolutely appealing to ordinary citizens across the country - both young and old - is that she didn't go looking for greatness somewhere "out there."

Douglas MacKinnon | September 03, 2008

To paraphrase world renowned environmentalist Smokey the Bear, only YOU can stop the hate-filled liberals, their unethical handmaidens in the media, and protect your nation in the process.

Ann Coulter | September 03, 2008

John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, as his running mate finally gave Republicans a reason to vote for him -- a reason, that is, other than B. Hussein Obama.

Debra J. Saunders | September 03, 2008

Sarah Palin is different. Too different. Few Beltway insiders thought Republican nominee John McCain would pick her as his running mate.

Janice Shaw Crouse | September 03, 2008

When the Republican convention finally began on Tuesday, a day late, it did not have the glitz of Democratic stagecraft. But then, the GOP was going for a different image.

Amanda Carpenter | September 03, 2008

There’s a savage narrative developing among the media’s elite that suggests Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin will be a bad mother if she becomes the nation’s first female vice president.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 03, 2008

The dominant question at the GOP convention is: Will John McCain make the huge mistake of abandoning Sarah Palin?

Amanda Carpenter | September 03, 2008

Republican Party convention party organizers revealed the names of a high-powered speaking line-up that will end with the formal nomination of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as their vice president this evening.

John McCaslin | September 03, 2008

With Hurricane Gustav reduced to a swirling rainmaker, the Republican National Convention is cramming the remainder of its political business into two busy days, concluding with Sen. John McCain accepting his party's nomination for president.

Chuck Colson | September 03, 2008

Last week, 40 million TV viewers watched Barack Obama become the first African-American nominee of a major political party.

Thomas Sowell | September 03, 2008

Now that the Democrats have recovered from the shock of Governor Sarah Palin's nomination as the Republican's candidate for vice president, they have suddenly discovered that her lack of experience in general is a terrible danger.

Michelle Malkin | September 03, 2008

There's something about outspoken conservative women that drives the left mad. It's a peculiar pathology I've reported on for more than 15 years, both as a witness and a target.

John Stossel | September 03, 2008

There's a myth in this country that the drinking age is 21. But that's only the legal age. The fact that government says you can't drink before 21 does not mean younger people don't drink.

Walter E. Williams | September 03, 2008

Professor Gail Heriot, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights commissioner and member of the University of San Diego law faculty, addresses academic mismatch in her article "Affirmative Action in American Law Schools."

Brent Bozell | September 03, 2008

Liberals find no joy when Republicans select women or minorities for top positions. They are all fraudulent traitors to their own apparent group interests.

Jonah Goldberg | September 03, 2008

The biggest "prize" so far in the quest to destroy Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's vice-presidential candidacy is the "news" that her unmarried daughter is pregnant.

Mona Charen | September 03, 2008

No sooner was Bristol Palin's pregnancy disclosed than many in the liberal commentariat began to beat abstinence education (which Sarah Palin favors) about the head and shoulders.

Tony Blankley | September 03, 2008

The No. 1 issue (in contrast to personality) in the presidential campaign, according to every poll of voter opinion, is the economy.

Michael Medved | September 03, 2008

This is the essence of reform—taking on established bureaucracies, shaking things up in Washington, and cleaning out the most corrupt and ineffective programs by closing them down.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 03, 2008

Sarah Palin's selection will end up as a big win for John McCain. He has to stay with her and quell any talk of pulling an Eagleton.

Terry Jeffrey | September 03, 2008

Suddenly, the liberal establishment is earnestly interested in traditional family life, and there is a good -- if cynical -- reason for this.

Debra J. Saunders | September 03, 2008

Sometimes fear is a rational thing. If ever a convention appeared star-crossed, this is the one.

Austin Bay | September 03, 2008

Power from nuclear plants was Death with a capital D -- that was the propaganda action line.

Paul Greenberg | September 03, 2008

There was Hillary Clinton, the presidential nominee who might have been, demonstrating that she would have been the better choice by showing how defeat had improved her.

Paul Greenberg | September 03, 2008

Who says American oratory is dead? It has been resurrected and refined on a mountaintop in Denver. What a triumph of staging, what a well-modulated voice.

Bill Murchison | September 03, 2008

It's a nutty year, a crazy time in our national life, and I've decided to decide -- you'll be glad to hear this, John McCain -- that the ostensibly nutty choice of Sarah Palin as running mate is nutty in all the right ways.

Jacob Sullum | September 03, 2008

A few years ago, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma suggested taking money earmarked for a notoriously extravagant "bridge to nowhere" in Alaska and using it for reconstruction work in Louisiana.

Maggie Gallagher | September 03, 2008

Seventeen-year-old Bristol Palin is better qualified than Barack Obama to be president of the United States in at least one respect.

Kathleen Parker | September 03, 2008

If conventions are supposed to be about message discipline and stagecraft, Republicans have been improv street theater to the Democrats' Broadway.

Robert Novak | September 03, 2008

Partisan Democrats and many members of the news media consider John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate a terrible mistake.

George Will | September 03, 2008

The word "experience" appears 91 times in the Federalist Papers, those distillations of conservative sense and sensibility.

Tue, Sep 02, 2008

Amanda Carpenter | September 02, 2008

Former GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson’s harsh critique of the media’s coverage of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin’s vice presidential candidacy and attacks on Barack Obama earned resounding applause from Republican National Committee convention-goers Tuesday night.

Larry Kudlow | September 02, 2008

The number-one economic issue this election is gasoline prices at the pump. The tax-hike effect of surging oil on global markets that has translated to a huge spike at your local gas station has drained the economy of its vitality.

Thomas Sowell | September 02, 2008

Since Governor Sarah Palin's daughter is not running for election this year, it is amazing how much the media has suddenly become obsessed with her.

Cal Thomas | September 02, 2008

I have never met a weak woman, or a male victim in Alaska. You've got to be tough to survive in a state that is further away from Washington than any other, except Hawaii.

Pat Buchanan | September 02, 2008

The risk John McCain took last Friday is comparable to the 72-year-old ex-fighter pilot knocking back two shots and flying his F-16 under the Golden Gate Bridge.

Phyllis Schlafly | September 02, 2008

We recall the words of the old popular song, "What a Difference a Day Makes; 24 Little Hours." In this political year, it was actually 38 hours, but the poetry is the same.

Rich Lowry | September 02, 2008

Palin is the object of the cultural disdain of a left that loves the working class in theory, but is mystified or offended by its lifestyle and conservative values in reality.

David Limbaugh | September 02, 2008

Liberals are outraged at the supposed hypocrisy of Sarah Palin (and conservatives) for supporting abstinence-only education and family values generally in light of revelations concerning the pregnancy of her teenage daughter.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 02, 2008

Republicans shouldn’t mourn the loss of the first night (at least) of their convention.

Amanda Carpenter | September 02, 2008

One of GOP presidential candidate John McCain’s high-level surrogates lashed out against their rival campaign’s assessment their candidate had more experience than McCain’s newly-minted vice president, calling their attacks “sexist.”

Craig Shirley | September 02, 2008

Elitist contempt is now manifesting itself over John McCain choice of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin.

Paul Kengor | September 02, 2008

I would like to share a story on Senator Joe Biden that happened 27 years ago. It involved his international humiliation of a good man, and it became a habit for Biden.

Paul Driessen | September 02, 2008

It’s not easy, due to the nature of their business, public intolerance for any ecological impacts – and the fact that “corporate social responsibility” is often defined and used by activist groups to promote ideological agendas.

Frank Gaffney | September 02, 2008

Listening to her critics, one might think that John McCain’s chosen running-mate is a complete ignoramus when it comes to matters of national security.

Rich Galen | September 02, 2008

The children of America have gone back to school. And, in nearly every household, there is at least one person who is standing over the kitchen sink in tears, wondering where the years have gone.

John McCaslin | September 02, 2008

It didn't take long for John McCain-Sarah Palin bumper stickers, T-shirts, apparel and gear to appear, including items featuring our favorite slogan: "McCain-Palin: A Hero & A Hottie."

Paul Weyrich | September 02, 2008

A regular reader of this column, Peter Farmer, sent me an e-mail with what he said was a small criticism of my piece on Michael Phelps.

Janice Shaw Crouse | September 02, 2008

The selection of Sarah Palin makes significant changes in terms of media coverage, value voters, economic voters and the direction of the campaign.

Phil Harris | September 02, 2008

The fact that gender even has a check-box next to it on your list of pros and cons makes you a bone-head to begin with.

Chuck Colson | September 02, 2008

Steven Mosher's new book analyzes the inhumane practices of China's "population control" policies.

Chuck Norris | September 02, 2008

Last Thursday evening at the Democratic National Convention, presidential nominee Barack Obama tried to score a political touchdown on the 50-yard line at Denver's Invesco Field.

Mon, Sep 01, 2008

Matt Barber | September 01, 2008

Planned Parenthood, the billion dollar corporate abortion mill, has taken indecency to a whole new level and is using your taxpayer dollars to do so.

Paul Weyrich | September 01, 2008

Pity poor Minnesota Governor Timothy J. (Tim) Pawlenty. He supposedly was on Senator John S. McCain's short list for Vice President.

Jerry Bowyer | September 01, 2008

As of this week, and a revised GDP-growth number of 3.3 percent for the second quarter, we now know most authoritatively that the recessionistas were wrong.

Amanda Carpenter | September 01, 2008

John McCain’s newly-minted vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin revealed her daughter, Bristol, is 5 months pregnant amid intense rumors the governor “faked” her pregnancy earlier this year to cover an out of wedlock child.

Amanda Carpenter | September 01, 2008

Republican Party officials are quickly creating a volunteer center in St. Paul to coordinate hurricane relief efforts to the Gulf Coast region while their national convention is temporarily suspended.

Hank Adler | September 01, 2008

While this relatively inexperienced Vice-Presidential candidate aspires to be a heart beat away from the presidency, this equally inexperienced Senator from Illinois wants to be that heart beat.

John McCaslin | September 01, 2008

Cable news giant CNN is on cloud nine after making TV history during the Democratic National Convention.

Matt Mayer | September 01, 2008

How is Senator Barack Obama qualified to be President, but Governor Sarah Palin is unqualified to be Vice President?

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | September 01, 2008

Last Thursday night I had the privilege of listening to Barak Obama ‘s speech in Denver, Colorado. Michael Steele and I were guests of Fox News.

Burt Prelutsky | September 01, 2008

I didn’t want to spoil the Olympic Games for the rest of you, but now that they’re over and done with, I’d just like to say that I’ve always disliked them and wish that they’d just disappear.

William Perry Pendley | September 01, 2008

Arizona Snowbowl is an alpine ski area, seven miles north of Flagstaff, which occupies 777 acres on Humphrey’s Peak, amid the San Francisco Peaks in the Coconino National Forest.

Mike Gallagher | September 01, 2008

After a week in Denver surrounded by Democrats, it sure is fun to be back with Republicans again.

Star Parker | September 01, 2008

Despite the careful choreography and showmanship, the Democratic Convention concluded with little in the way of news or surprises.

Dinesh D'Souza | September 01, 2008

Perhaps the best way to recognize Obama's historic achievement is to vote for John McCain this November.

Mike Adams | September 01, 2008

For some reason, the population of trashy women has been exploding here at UNC-Wilmington in recent years.

Sun, Aug 31, 2008

Terry Paulson | August 31, 2008

The American Dream has always worked, and it’s still very much alive. But you wouldn’t know it by listening to the Democratic Party’s Convention.

Kevin McCullough | August 31, 2008

Only a fool would question Sarah Palin's experience as a basis for her readiness to be Vice-President, especially as compared to Barack Obama's experience as a basis for his readiness to be President.

Ken Blackwell | August 31, 2008

Coupled with the GOP platform he enthusiastically embraced, Mr. McCain has completely changed the game, and put Senator Barack Obama in a difficult situation.

Hugh Hewitt | August 31, 2008

Those who listen to my radio show know that I spend my mornings and some evenings practicing and teaching law.

Amanda Carpenter | August 31, 2008

“We are going to suspend most of our activities tomorrow except for those absolutely necessary,” John McCain told reporters in St. Paul from a camera stationed in St. Louis.

Mary Grabar | August 31, 2008

The reaction from feminist women within hours of the announcement of McCain’s selection of her as his running mate reveals the true nature of this “sisterhood.”

Doug Giles | August 31, 2008

Don’t worry, conservative Christian: I haven’t T. D. Jaked into the Obama corner.

Guy Benson | August 31, 2008

Eighty-five thousand cheering fans. Pyrotechnics. A dramatic, temple-style backdrop. Such was the scene in Denver Thursday night as Barack Obama accepted his party’s presidential nomination with “great humility.”

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | August 31, 2008

My first paying job was cleaning the bathrooms at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Ga., where I was a member.

Salena Zito | August 31, 2008

Welcome to Pennsylvania. Check your assumptions at the door and take nothing for granted -- because this commonwealth is about to become the epicenter of the political universe.

Austin Hill | August 31, 2008

Is Barack Obama an “everyday American?” And where does he stand, on the principles and ideals that make America unique?

Paul Jacob | August 31, 2008

As the Beijing Olympics fade in memory, take one last note of the septuagenarian women threatened by Chinese authorities with a year in a labor camp for the terrible crime of seeking a permit to protest at the Games.

Steve Chapman | August 31, 2008

Joe Biden once got in trouble for plagiarizing a speech and inflating his academic record. So it will not surprise you to find that his famous working-class background turns out to be mythical.

Ken Connor | August 31, 2008

The poison peddled by the euthanasia movement here in the United States continues to take its toll. Assisted suicide was legalized in Oregon in 1997, and pro-death advocates are now pushing hard to make it legal in the State of Washington.

George Will | August 31, 2008

If John McCain becomes president, he will be confronted by a Congress with significantly larger Democratic majorities than today's.

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.