Sat, Sep 13, 2008

Doug Giles | September 13, 2008

Did Obama put the pig dig to Palin this past week in Virginia?

John McCain | September 13, 2008

Good morning, this is John McCain, and it's been a great week traveling through America on the campaign trail.

Amanda Carpenter | September 13, 2008

A Friday hearing revealed that an Obama partisan has manipulated an independent investigator’s subpoena list of a controversial inquiry against GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Michael Barone | September 13, 2008

John McCain was trained as a fighter pilot. In his selection of Sarah Palin, and in his convention and campaigning since, he has shown that he learned an important lesson from his fighter pilot days.

Wayne Winegarden | September 13, 2008

Herbert Simon once remarked “"That which cannot continue forever – won’t." If only Secretary Paulson applied that wisdom to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs).

Charles Krauthammer | September 13, 2008

I know something about the subject because, as the Wikipedia entry on the Bush doctrine notes, I was the first to use the term.

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

Hank Adler | September 12, 2008

If it were not so important, we should be able to laugh at the tax returns and U.S. Senate disclosure forms of Senators Obama and Biden.

Bruce Bialosky | September 12, 2008

Mr. Obama seems not to be aware that in the last analysis of income taxes paid to the U.S. Treasury (in 2006), taxpayers whose earnings were in the lowest 50% paid only 3% of our total tax burden.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 12, 2008

For two weeks, Democrats and their media allies have leveled scorching fire at Sarah Palin. It's not having much effect, but they keep at it anyway.

Laura Hollis | September 12, 2008

Much has been said about the media's lack of understanding about Palin's appeal, but there's another factor they seem to be overlooking: we're not in the primaries anymore!

David Strom | September 12, 2008

It’s as predictable as the sun setting in the West: it’s an election year and reforming how we deliver health care is on the political agenda.

Jonah Goldberg | September 12, 2008

During the political conventions, we were swamped with a lot of punditry about stagecraft, statistics, polls and politics. We heard over and over again about appeals to this or that constituency.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | September 12, 2008

>"What's the big deal with the peace symbol? Why don't you like it? I think they're cute," our 13-year-old daughter said while we were shopping for back-to- school clothing and school supplies.

Rich Tucker | September 12, 2008

In the second season of HBO’s acclaimed series “The Wire,” viewers learned about life on the Baltimore docks. Things are difficult for longshoremen these days, and we can blame globalization.

Hugh Hewitt | September 12, 2008

Hugh Hewitt interviews Rick Davis, campaign manager for John McCain and Sarah Palin.

John McCaslin | September 12, 2008

They both attended Occidental College, a small liberal arts school in Los Angeles, which the Republican Mr. Kemp once noted you "can't get out of without learning something."

Amanda Carpenter | September 12, 2008

Before GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s highly-billed interview even aired, media outlets seized on excerpts about NATO relations to sensationalize her stance on Russia.

Hugh Hewitt | September 12, 2008

Manhattan-Beltway media elites are very slow to recognize anything completely new.

John Hawkins | September 12, 2008

When Sarah Palin was selected as John McCain's VP pick, it caught the mainstream media completely flatfooted.

Michelle Malkin | September 12, 2008

Al-Qaida's media relations department must be seething. Or rather, they must be seething beyond the usual Destroy America/Kill the Jews/Behead the Infidels/Convert-or-Die seething that is their second nature.

Brent Bozell | September 12, 2008

Something mildly miraculous is happening among pop music stars.

Jonah Goldberg | September 12, 2008

Whether or not Sarah Palin helps John McCain win the election, her greatest work may already be behind her. She's exposed the feminist con job.

David Limbaugh | September 12, 2008

Many Democrats, including Joe Biden himself, are second-guessing Barack Obama's selection of Biden, but I have to wonder how many are having even greater misgivings about Obama leading the ticket.

Mona Charen | September 12, 2008

Don't you get the feeling that you can already write the post-election analysis if Obama loses?

Oliver North | September 12, 2008

This week's commemorations also should remind us that the failure to act against a clear and present danger can have extremely dire consequences.

Pat Buchanan | September 12, 2008

Obama sees an unwanted pregnancy as a cruel and punitive sanction for a teenager who has made a mistake, and abortion as the way out, the road to absolution and redemption.

Suzanne Fields | September 12, 2008

The notabilities of the mainstream media are suffering acute PMS. That's Palin Motherhood Syndrome.

Michael Gerson | September 12, 2008

There are reasons to question the choice of the commander of the Alaska National Guard as a prospective commander in chief.

Matt Towery | September 12, 2008

The hidden story of the last week has been the shift in many states and nationwide among the youngest of voters

Linda Chavez | September 12, 2008

Democrat activists have let Sarah Palin get under their skin -- and if they don't get a grip, their visceral loathing of the Republican vice presidential candidate could cost them the election.

Paul Greenberg | September 12, 2008

Let me count the ways? Nope, space does not permit. Also, mine turns out to be so widely shared a crush that everybody seems to have his own long list of reasons for Sarah Palin's appeal.

Burt Prelutsky | September 12, 2008

Frankly, I’m amazed that the Democratic party is anything more than a cult. How in the world do they garner more votes than the Libertarians or the Greens?

Charles Krauthammer | September 12, 2008

The Democrats are in a panic. In a presidential race that is impossible to lose, they are behind. Obama devotees are frantically giving advice.

Larry Kudlow | September 12, 2008

Even though Sen. McCain is now riding Gov. Palin's skirt tails, he was the one who made the brilliant decision to put her on the ticket.

Kathleen Parker | September 12, 2008

While the political class was focused on the meaning of pigs wearing lipstick, a few fortunate South Carolinians were riveted by the meaning of valor.

Mike Gallagher | September 12, 2008

Those who choose to forget history are doomed to repeat it.

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Douglas MacKinnon | September 11, 2008

Matt Damon, the private school educated, former rich kid turned actor, turned Harvard drop-out, turned major Hollywood liberal celebrity, turned intellectual snob...

Rich Lowry | September 11, 2008

In his classic book on the Vietnam War, "Dereliction of Duty," H.R. McMaster excoriates the Joint Chiefs of Staff for acceding to President Lyndon Johnson's flawed war plan and his dishonest salesmanship of it. McMaster dubs them "the five silent men."

Lisa A. Rickard | September 11, 2008

Like a bad cold you just can’t shake off, the infamous lost pants lawsuit is back.

Diana West | September 11, 2008

A high school sophomore asked me this week whether Sept. 11 would always be remembered. Would it always be, as she put it, "somber"?

Jerry Bowyer | September 11, 2008

I’m sure you haven’t forgotten, but today is 9/11. Ordinary people remember even if the media elite will give this anniversary small coverage.

Ross Mackenzie | September 11, 2008

Quotations on key topical issues . . .

Amanda Carpenter | September 11, 2008

The latest myth touted on liberal blogs that’s bubbled its way into mainstream news headlines is the one where Sarah Palin ordered rape victims to pay for their own rape kits.

Cliff May | September 11, 2008

I’m attending the World Summit on Counter-Terrorism in this Tel Aviv suburb and I’m having a coffee and reading the International Herald Tribune.

Frank Pastore | September 11, 2008

Frank Pastore from KKLA in Los Angeles interviews Richard Abanes, author of “A New Earth, an Old Deception: Awakening to the Dangers of Eckhart Tolle’s #1 Bestseller."

John McCaslin | September 11, 2008

On Wednesday morning, the eve of the seventh anniversary of the Sept.11 terrorist attacks, CIA Director Michael V. Hayden sent the following message to agency employees.

Rich Galen | September 11, 2008

The quadrennial political conventions of the two major parties take years - literally - from the day the Republican and Democratic National Committees appoint the site selection committees; to the night the nominee gives his (or her) acceptance speech.

Paul Weyrich | September 11, 2008

With every indication that the Presidential race will be close, the question that is far from settled is what will happen to the contests for the Congress.

Victor Davis Hanson | September 11, 2008

The media went hysterical over Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska and Republican nominee for vice president.

Brent Bozell | September 11, 2008

The executive suite at MSNBC is the last hardened corner of America to concede that maybe Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews are nowhere close to the textbook definition of detached, "straight news" anchor.

Larry Elder | September 11, 2008

A matter of "neighborliness." That's how Democratic presidential aspirant Barack Obama justified raising taxes.

Ken Blackwell | September 11, 2008

On Monday, Senator Obama uttered one sentence that could haunt him until Election Day.

Cal Thomas | September 11, 2008

Some political pundits have said that if it were not for his last name, he might have been the Republican nominee for president this year.

Debra J. Saunders | September 11, 2008

The real smear is the insistence of Camp Obama that Palin is patently inexperience.

Rebecca Hagelin | September 11, 2008

Just a few weeks ago, newspapers and pundits nationwide were writing obituaries for “Reagan conservatism.” They told us “the conservative movement needs new ideas,” “the era of Reagan is over."

Emmett Tyrrell | September 11, 2008

The campaigning politicians apparently cannot talk accurately about the economy. As I am not campaigning for anything, let me try to describe the economy as it is.

Austin Byrd | September 11, 2008

On the 7th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th, students here at Columbia University will be asked to consider the notion of service to one’s nation.

George Will | September 11, 2008

Mayor Osby Davis, who has lived in this waterfront city across San Pablo Bay from San Francisco for 60 of his 62 years, says: "If you have a can that's leaking two ounces a minute and you put an ounce a minute in it, it's going to get empty."

Wed, Sep 10, 2008

Ann Coulter | September 10, 2008

Morose that there hasn't been another terrorist attack on American soil for seven long years, liberals were ecstatic when Hurricane Gustav was headed toward New Orleans during the Republican National Convention last week.

Roger Schlesinger | September 10, 2008

You have to be in the industry to realize what was going on, or you have to accept what many experts and I are saying.

Amanda Carpenter | September 10, 2008

Former GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson is pushing back hard against a CBS reporter’s editorial assessment of his remarks at a rally for John McCain and Sarah Palin earlier today.

Bill Steigerwald | September 10, 2008

Good thing George Stephanopoulos wasn't a Sunday morning TV pundit in 1912.

Paul Weyrich | September 10, 2008

The year was 1920. A huge crowd gathered downtown to listen to a loud speaker. The city was Pittsburgh. The reason for the crowd? It was election night.

Cheryl Felicia Rhoads | September 10, 2008

Like Barack Obama, I'm from Illinois, but unlike the Senator I'm from the Chicago suburbs rather than the city. Still - I know about nasty neighborhood politics.

John Andrews | September 10, 2008

I absolutely don't believe Obama was jabbing at Sarah Palin with his "lipstick on a pig" remark the other day, and I hope she and McCain laugh it off or shrug it off.

Fred Thompson | September 10, 2008

Although Americans are used to Labor Day campaign kickoffs, this year’s back-to-back political conventions meant exposure to more than the usual number of partisan promises of a bright future and excoriation of the opposition.

Amanda Carpenter | September 10, 2008

Barack Obama said the furor over his comments about a pig in lipstick was a “made up controversy by the John McCain campaign.”

Michael Medved | September 10, 2008

Michael Medved recently interviewed David Freddoso, author of “The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media's Favorite Candidate.”

John McCaslin | September 10, 2008

Not since its famous alumnus Bill Clinton launched his bid for the presidency nearly two decades ago has an American politician been the subject of so much curiosity among faculty and students of England's Oxford University.

Nina May | September 10, 2008

It is beyond shocking that the women who have claimed for decades that women can and should compete openly in a man’s world, breaking glass ceilings while multi-tasking on a variety of projects they choose . . . have now become knuckle draggers like the men they first claimed oppressed them over 50 years ago.

Michelle Malkin | September 10, 2008

Last Friday, Howard Gutman, a member of the Obama campaign's National Finance Committee, attacked Sarah Palin's ability to be a good parent and have a high-powered public life at the same time.

John Stossel | September 10, 2008

In one fell swoop he can promise to end unemployment and fix and save the planet from climate change.

Walter E. Williams | September 10, 2008

Last week's column demonstrated the harm, suffered by black students, that results from law school race-based admission policies.

Tony Blankley | September 10, 2008

In the past 30 years or so, since presidential conventions no longer actually have decided the nominees, their usual purpose has been to focus and project a positive image of the already chosen candidate.

Michael Medved | September 10, 2008

Does it make sense to compare Barack Obama to Abraham Lincoln?

Michael Gerson | September 10, 2008

In addition to Barack Obama making history as the first African-American to be nominated for president and Sarah Palin taking her shotgun to the glass ceiling, there was a third civil rights barrier broken at the political conventions this year.

Ben Shapiro | September 10, 2008

Virginity is hilarious, according to MTV Video Music Awards host Russell Brand.

Terry Jeffrey | September 10, 2008

When it came to these issues of life and death, Joe Biden would not have forced Americans to bow down to his convictions, he would have forced them to bow down to someone else's.

Austin Bay | September 10, 2008

In late August 2004, after shutting off the recorder, I asked the British general to tell me how Iraq and coalition forces should handle the complex ethnic, sectarian and security challenge presented by Shia "Mahdi Militia" leader Moqtada al-Sadr.

Paul Greenberg | September 10, 2008

Jacob Sullum | September 10, 2008

The Republicans (like the Democrats) respect the Constitution only when it's convenient.

Bill Murchison | September 10, 2008

At the news that Sarah Palin would be John McCain's running mate, hundreds of thousands leaped to their feet. Hallelujah! Yippee! Boy, oh, boy!

Chuck Colson | September 10, 2008

To the surprise of some political commentators and observers, abortion has emerged as an important issue in this year’s elections.

Kathleen Parker | September 10, 2008

With the nomination of one Sarah Palin, presidential politics is no longer a battle of economic policies and national security; it's a Saturday night brawl between the Rednecks and the Elites.

Tue, Sep 09, 2008

Amanda Carpenter | September 09, 2008

John McCain’s presidential campaign is calling an ethics investigation led against his vice president, Sarah Palin, by Democratic supporters of his rival Barack Obama into question.

Matt Lewis | September 09, 2008

The historic selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate is igniting grassroots support.

Howard Rich | September 09, 2008

With the national political conventions now upon us, the American populace is once again being subjected to a massive bombardment of carefully-choreographed, expertly-themed media manipulation.

Christopher Merola | September 09, 2008

Last week, I attended the Republican convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. While sitting in the stands of the Xcel Center, I watched as history was being made.

Brian Fitzpatrick | September 09, 2008

The monster springs suddenly, without warning, from the frigid depths of the Bering Sea. Striding imperiously onto dry land, it slowly turns its crested head toward an isolated fishing village.

Paul Weyrich | September 09, 2008

I am in a position to state without contradiction that there has been no election like this one in the past half century.

Cesar Conda | September 09, 2008

Employment-based immigrants contribute greatly to America, although you would not know it from the way current U.S. policy treats them.

Amanda Carpenter | September 09, 2008

Virginia’s senior Republican Sen. John Warner and Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling warned Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama against demonizing coal during a scheduled visit to their home state.

Andrew Tallman | September 09, 2008

I assume it is unnecessary to answer the logically prior question of whether or not they hate Sarah Palin.

Thomas Sowell | September 09, 2008

Conservatives, as well as liberals, would undoubtedly be happier living in the kind of world envisioned by the left.

Chuck Norris | September 09, 2008

I'll be honest with you. I'd been giving consideration to third-party candidates. As a conservative with a renewed pledge to bear the legacy of America's Founders, I wasn't going to simply concede to the McCain ticket unless he made a credible (and what might be viewed as a radical) choice for vice president.

David Limbaugh | September 09, 2008

Liberals excel in blinding themselves to their own biases and hypocrisy and blaming conservatives for their own sins, all of which they are showcasing in their frantic reaction to the Sarah Palin nomination.

Mona Charen | September 09, 2008

There were basically two things known about Sarah Palin when her name was announced on Aug. 29 and the mediasphere began to shudder and pulsate.

Ken Blackwell | September 09, 2008

The contrast between the abortion views of all four national nominees is so stark that it cannot help but become an issue.

Cal Thomas | September 09, 2008

Why do Republicans constantly talk about compromise and bipartisanship when Democrats almost never do and when they do, don't mean it?

Dennis Prager | September 09, 2008

I broadcasted my radio show from both the Democratic and Republican Conventions. Here are some observations:

Pat Buchanan | September 09, 2008

One wonders: What did Sarah Palin ever do to inspire the rage and bile that exploded on her selection by John McCain? What is there either in this woman's record or resume to elicit such feline ferocity?

Paul Greenberg | September 09, 2008

It would have been impossible to match, let alone top, Sarah Palin's suspense-satisfying, chart-busting, positively Obaman performance in St. Paul, which I'd never before thought of as a particularly romantic locale.

Phyllis Schlafly | September 09, 2008

The past two presidential elections taught the losing Democrats a couple of political lessons.

Ed Feulner | September 09, 2008

When I told friends I would be visiting India, the immediate response was, “Why? China’s the country of the future!”

Mon, Sep 08, 2008

Janice Shaw Crouse | September 08, 2008

The first step in reducing teen pregnancy and abortion is to know the facts. Actually, we know what works.

Rich Lowry | September 08, 2008

Perhaps nothing Sarah Palin said in her boffo address at the Republican Convention had as much resonance as her statement that "sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge."

Paul Kengor | September 08, 2008

In an unexpected, frightening moment in April 1945, Vice President Harry Truman got the news: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was dead.

Bill Steigerwald | September 08, 2008

Are John McCain’s economic values and policies sound? Does he really believe in free markets and cutting taxes and regulations? Is Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin a real government reformer?

Heather Higgins | September 08, 2008

Of all the names thrown about as potential VP candidates for Sen. McCain, Governor Palin was the only one who matched the current zeitgeist which drives so much of the enthusiasm for Sen. Obama’s candidacy.

Erik Stanley | September 08, 2008

Every election season, the debate over faith in public life is sure to take center stage. It should. And on Sept. 8, it will be the subject of a press conference in Columbus, Ohio. Sadly, the organizers have it all wrong.

Fred Thompson | September 08, 2008

I’ll bet it came as a surprise to most folks that the financial stability of the world as we know it depends upon the survival of a couple of outfits called Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Dinesh D'Souza | September 08, 2008

The biggest scandal of the election campaign is going unreported, for the most part, by the mainstream newspapers and TV shows.

Jerry Bowyer | September 08, 2008

Compared to all the contortions through which the media have gone through to slap that uppity woman from Alaska, this latest one deserves the gold medal: That the recent market drop was caused by Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin | September 08, 2008

When I ran for city council of my hometown, and then for mayor, I didn't need focus groups and voter profiles because I knew those voters, and I knew their families, too. I'm not a member of the permanent political establishment, and I have no plans to join.

David All | September 08, 2008

Two ideas are dear to conservatives: a belief in the benefits of innovation and the power of free markets. When it comes to technology policy, we generally believe that a hands-off regulatory approach is one that makes the most sense.

Paul Greenberg | September 08, 2008

Burt Prelutsky | September 08, 2008

If at times, it is not easy to determine what a liberal is, it’s because during presidential election campaigns, politicians who have been voting like liberals, talking like liberals and boasting about their liberal credentials, suddenly insist that they’re really centrists.

Carol Platt Liebau | September 08, 2008

It has become fashionable among self-identified feminists of a certain age to decry the apparent apathy of their younger counterparts.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | September 08, 2008

To my surprise the low tech, from-the-heart approach of Sarah Palin and John McCain may create a David-and-Goliath style comeback for the GOP.

Star Parker | September 08, 2008

Consider the contrast between Obama and now ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

Mike Adams | September 08, 2008

Last Thursday, at 1:58 p.m. EST, I received an email message from a bi-sexual reverend from West Virginia.

Sun, Sep 07, 2008

Karin Agness | September 07, 2008

Palin grew up in an age when many of her female counterparts chose to reject marriage and husbands.

Debra J. Saunders | September 07, 2008

The 2008 Republican National Convention had too much in common with the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

Kevin McCullough | September 07, 2008

Sarah Palin has become the most historic feminist icon in a decade. For this honor she has been subjected to derision, ridicule, and endless sexist contempt by not just the Obama/Biden presidential campaign, but other "modern" feminist voices to boot.

Doug Giles | September 07, 2008

It was like watching a leopard bat around a gazelle just before eating it.

David Stokes | September 07, 2008

Sarah Palin hit a home run with her acceptance speech at the RNC Wednesday night.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | September 07, 2008

A lot has changed over these past two weeks in the presidential campaign. Labor Day has passed, vice presidential candidates have been picked and both conventions have been held.

Steve Chapman | September 07, 2008

This year's Republican National Convention had a different theme for each day. Monday was "Serving a Cause Greater than Self." Tuesday was "Service," Wednesday was "Reform" and Thursday was "Peace."

George Will | September 07, 2008

John McCain, who is in what Macbeth called "the sear, the yellow leaf" of life, has revived an oldie from seven elections ago with a campaign commercial asserting: "We're worse off than we were four years ago."

Lee Culpepper | September 07, 2008

Before Wednesday night, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin already had a reputation as a steely-eyed killer of large, wild beasts.

Ken Connor | September 07, 2008

"Here ruining people is considered sport," so concluded Vince Foster in what many believe was his suicide note. "Here" is Washington D.C., and the instrument of ruination is the politics of personal destruction.

Salena Zito | September 07, 2008

The one thing that Democrats, Republicans and analysts agreed on regarding Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin was that the double standards on parenting directed toward her crossed all kinds of lines.

Paul Jacob | September 07, 2008

The great service of the Sarah Palin candidacy may be to give establishment liberals the chance to make utter fools of themselves. Enter Sally Quinn, happy to oblige.

Austin Hill | September 07, 2008

Can Obama or Biden criticize Governor Palin at all, without appearing in the minds of many like sexist male pigs?