Sat, Nov 01, 2008

Doug Giles | November 01, 2008

If you vote for Obama then you will have crapped on your future second amendment rights and the sport you supposedly love.

Brent Bozell | November 01, 2008

Hollywood celebrities campaigning and cavorting with national contenders is a staple of presidential politics. Frank Sinatra is remembered for backing Jack Kennedy.

Frank Turek | November 01, 2008

After my last column, I got an e-mail from retired FBI agent Bob Hamer. Bob’s the author of a riveting new book that takes you undercover with him into the world of drug bosses.

Carl Horowitz | November 01, 2008

The term “black civil-rights leader” has acquired a bad name over the last few decades – and deservedly so.

William Perry Pendley | November 01, 2008

After Paul Newman died on September 26, news broke that, although he contributed to environmental causes, he was also a secret supporter of something anathema to environmentalists: nuclear power.

Fri, Oct 31, 2008

Wynton Hall | October 31, 2008

If Sen. Barack Obama loses the presidency or wins by far narrower margins than the double-digit lead some mainstream media polls predict, his weak performance will not be the result of the so-called “Bradley Effect,” which holds that black candidates underperform at the polls due to latent racism.

Paul Greenberg | October 31, 2008

These are times that try conservatives' souls. The polls all say so. Yet there are satisfactions.

Thomas Sowell | October 31, 2008

After the big gamble on subprime mortgages that led to the current financial crisis, is there going to be an even bigger gamble, by putting the fate of a nation in the hands of a man whose only qualifications are ego and mouth?

Alan Sears | October 31, 2008

With every lever they pull, hole they punch, or tiny circle they fill in, voters on Nov. 4 will be deciding much more than who is our next president.

Rich Tucker | October 31, 2008

For years, liberals have been claiming they live in the “reality based community,” while conservatives supposedly live in some unrealistic fantasy world.

Amanda Carpenter | October 31, 2008

John McCain’s senior advisers are pointing to tightening poll numbers as evidence of “one of the greatest comebacks” on behalf of their candidate as Election Day approaches.

Amy Menefee | October 31, 2008

When one person calls something a tax hike and another calls it a tax break, they can't both be right.

Michelle Bernard | October 31, 2008

True workplace democracy, in which workers vote about whether to join a union, is at risk.

John Sigler | October 31, 2008

The bait-and-switch gimmick of employing rhetorical tricks to hide very real gun control agendas, and to create a fraudulent history to assure that “your gun record does not define your candidacy” are the central lessons offered in a political/propaganda playbook or script proffered by something called the Third Way.

Peter Ferrara | October 31, 2008

Barack Obama’s supposed tax cut for 95% of American workers is meant to draw attention from the real core of the Obama tax plan – proposed increases in every major federal tax.

Andrew Olivastro | October 31, 2008

The story of this election now is: Can John McCain pull off the upset? If he is successful it will primarily be for two reasons: his selection of Sarah Palin and his latent, but now laser-like, focus on economic reforms.

Sandy Rios | October 31, 2008

I was in Mae Sot, Thailand, with geckos scampering up the wall, watching American kids dance out their sexual fantasies on MTV.

Andrew Tallman | October 31, 2008

People who are otherwise quite smart become suddenly stupid when the subject is money. I don’t mean they manage their own money poorly, although that is often the case.

Kathryn Lopez | October 31, 2008

In the final week of the presidential election, the hot political storyline centered on how the maverick hockey mom, also known as Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is really a "rogue," a "diva" and even, Lord help us, a "whack job."

Hugh Hewitt | October 31, 2008

The magnificent William Safire used to channel Richard Nixon from above in an occasional column, and read the mind the various Soviet bigs.

John McCaslin | October 31, 2008

Reacting Thursday to word that novice guitar player Joe Wurzelbacher, otherwise known as Joe the Plumber, has quickly forgotten whatever middle-class tax concerns that he once had by signing with a Nashville public relations agency that envisions a country music record deal with a major label.

Lorie Byrd | October 31, 2008

So far, this has been a September 10 election. Barack Obama's current lead in the polls is largely a result of the financial crisis which reached critical mass in September and cemented the economy as issue number one.

Mike Gallagher | October 31, 2008

On Tuesday, this prolonged, tedious, volatile, bitter, complicated, controversy-filled election season will finally be over.

John Hawkins | October 31, 2008

John McCain doesn't believe we should raise taxes on anybody during a recession. Obama does and that will prolong our economic woes.

Thomas Sowell | October 31, 2008

Among all the people who are now scrambling to get on the Obama bandwagon, none is likely to impress more people than Colin Powell-- especially people who know no more about the specifics of Colin Powell's actions than the specifics of Barack Obama's.

Michelle Malkin | October 31, 2008

If Joe the Plumber were Jawad the Suspected Terrorist, civil liberties activists would stampede the halls of Congress on his behalf.

David Limbaugh | October 31, 2008

The mainstream media, who forgot Felix Frankfurter's admonition that "freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of a free society," long ago abdicated their role as government watchdog and now require a watchdog themselves.

Mona Charen | October 31, 2008

John McCain is much, much funnier than Barack Obama. But then, almost everyone is.

Oliver North | October 31, 2008

My son and I are on ground where one of my heroes -- the legendary Joe Foss, U.S. Marine, America's leading ace in aerial combat, Medal of Honor recipient, mentor and friend -- once stood beside me.

Pat Buchanan | October 31, 2008

If Barack Obama is not a socialist, he does the best imitation of one I've ever seen.

Michael Gerson | October 31, 2008

The great temptation -- or perhaps the job description -- of the commentator is overinterpretation. Events are fit neatly, or are forced roughly, into the narrative of our own desires.

Suzanne Fields | October 31, 2008

Yogi Berra famously observed that "you can see a lot by looking." I know exactly what the great New York Yankee meant. You can hear a lot by listening, too.

David Harsanyi | October 31, 2008

Now, I'm not attempting to demonize Obama, God forbid. It's just that, as we all know, that's what Obama told Joe the Plumber.

Linda Chavez | October 31, 2008

All fair-minded Americans understand that race should not be a factor in choosing our next president, so why should race continue to play a role in deciding who gets into college or receives a government contract or is hired or promoted in a government job?

Donald Lambro | October 31, 2008

Joseph Biden recently blew the whistle on Barack Obama's specious claims that he would cut income taxes for 95 percent of Americans by raising them for people earning more than $250,000.

Kathleen Parker | October 31, 2008

It is hard to imagine that "undecideds," like restless phantoms with unfinished business, still haunt these final hours.

Charles Krauthammer | October 31, 2008

Last week I made the open-and-shut case for John McCain: In a dangerous world entering an era of uncontrolled nuclear proliferation, the choice between the most prepared foreign policy candidate in memory vs. a novice with zero experience and the wobbliest one-world instincts is not a close call.

Burt Prelutsky | October 31, 2008

The criminal louts at ACORN must be as confused as I am.

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Scott Bensing | October 30, 2008

For the past several months I have been discussing with you the upcoming election, the issues affecting it and the candidates running for office.

Richard Olivastro | October 30, 2008

What people say, including candidates, reflects what they think. What they think for-tells how they will act. Actions are the measure of every man. Inaction is an equal measure.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 30, 2008

Iraq isn't the only place where the surge seems to be working. John McCain's gains over the last five days are remaking the political landscape as Election Day approaches.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | October 30, 2008

Most Americans know about the allegations of election fraud leveled against the liberal activist organization ACORN. What you may not know is how closely they work with the campaign of Barack Obama.

Amanda Carpenter | October 30, 2008

The press office at the Federal Bureau of Investigations isn’t as serious as you might think. 11 employees in FBI’s public affairs unit are on a mission to coordinate with Hollywood filmmakers to ensure accurate portrayal of their agency’s activities.

Diana West | October 30, 2008

Only three weeks ago I wrote about the presidential race's "third candidate." By that I meant the phenomenon of Barack Obama's hard-left affiliations just then bursting into public view and catching up with the front-runner as the candidates headed into the campaign's final stretch.

John McCaslin | October 30, 2008

A Fannie Mae senior vice president wrote the following memo, obtained and confirmed for authenticity by Inside the Beltway, to her communications and marketing division less than three weeks before the U.S. government stepped in with its unprecedented financial bailout of the mortgage giant to save it from collapse.

Frank Pastore | October 30, 2008

Barack Obama portrays himself as a religious man. He says he's a believing Christian, and he's campaigned heavily for the votes of American Christians.

Ann Coulter | October 30, 2008

As the case of Ashley Todd reminded us again last week, racial bias crimes are almost always hoaxes. Todd is the Republican volunteer who claimed that a black man in Pittsburgh had pummeled her and carved a "B" into her cheek after spotting the "McCain-Palin" bumper stickers on her car.

Thomas Sowell | October 30, 2008

Some elections are routine, some are important and some are historic. If Senator John McCain wins this election, it will probably go down in history as routine.

Larry Elder | October 30, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama wants you -- to redistribute your wealth.

Ken Blackwell | October 30, 2008

Last week an enemy of the United States spoke out and endorsed an American presidential candidate – Senator Barack Obama.

Cal Thomas | October 30, 2008

The October surprise may turn out to be a 7-year-old interview with Barack Obama in which he strongly suggests that the U.S. Constitution is an impediment to his desire to redistribute the nation's wealth.

Terry Jeffrey | October 30, 2008

Sweeping acts of government power are certain to have unintended consequences. Americans have seen this truth played out in the conduct of recent wars.

Debra J. Saunders | October 30, 2008

Barack Obama has waged a brilliant, disciplined campaign for the White House. To the extent that Obama's campaign demonstrates his strategic and organizational abilities, the junior Illinois senator has the potential to be a great leader.

Matt Towery | October 30, 2008

Everyone gets to shamelessly promote his or her own new book. And I'm everybody right now. But I've got something interesting to say, so read on.

Steve Chapman | October 30, 2008

If you're at a Catholic shrine, it's a good idea to show respect for the Virgin Mary. In New York, a Yankees cap will make you look right at home.

Emmett Tyrrell | October 30, 2008

Though I cannot recall ever endorsing a presidential candidate I am going to do so in this column.

George Will | October 30, 2008

From the invasion of Iraq to the selection of Sarah Palin, carelessness has characterized recent episodes of faux conservatism.

Marjorie Dannenfelser | October 30, 2008

The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, a political action committee that supports pro-life female office-seekers, endorsed Sarah Palin's 2006 Alaska gubernatorial run because she was the whole package.

Ross Mackenzie | October 30, 2008

John McCain will get my vote -- no question. He easily surpasses Barack Obama in wisdom, values, character, experience, judgment, truth-telling, and his positions on most of the issues.

Wed, Oct 29, 2008

Michael Reagan | October 29, 2008

The other day I went to a Hollywood luncheon crammed with producers, directors, writers and other film industry notables.

Peter Pitts | October 29, 2008

A new survey from the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest shows that there is an “idealism gap” among young voters when it comes to their support for government-managed health care.

Laura Hollis | October 29, 2008

Well, now we know why Barack Obama’s been so reluctant to have symbols of this country associated with his campaign.

S. E. Cupp | October 29, 2008

With one week or so left in what's been an exhausting roller coaster of a presidential campaign, is there anything left to be said or done by the candidates?

Amanda Carpenter | October 29, 2008

The anti-incumbent tide this electoral season just might sweep out one of the oldest and most powerful bulls from the House of Representatives.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 29, 2008

If current survey trends continue, Obama will finish with less than 50 percent in the polls. Even discounting the Nader vote (some people never learn), the undecided voters could tip the race either way. How will they break?

Terry Paulson | October 29, 2008

Barack Obama doesn't need a costume to scare me! No matter how he tries to disguise his positions as a moderate, these quotes are enough to raise the hair on the back of any American’s neck.

Christopher Merola | October 29, 2008

Here we are, less than a week until the November 2008 elections and the “progressive” spin machine is in high gear.

Rich Galen | October 29, 2008

Long time readers know that I have a high - very high - regard for professional reporters. Print reporters, especially, are underpaid and overworked.

Paul Weyrich | October 29, 2008

The Polish contribution to America dates from the Revolutionary War. Poles identified with the American Revolution because Poles saw in Americans a mirror of themselves as they recently had fought a war to achieve independence.

Thomas Sowell | October 29, 2008

It is not the money that is taxed away that is destroyed. What is destroyed is the wealth that does not get produced in the first place, because high taxes make its production not worthwhile.

Michelle Malkin | October 29, 2008

To paraphrase Queen Elizabeth II, 2008 is not a year on which honest journalists shall look back with undiluted pleasure.

John Stossel | October 29, 2008

Let me be politically incorrect and say that maybe some people shouldn't vote.

Walter E. Williams | October 29, 2008

For the U.S. Congress, news media, pundits and much of the American public, a lot of economic phenomena can be explained by what people want, human greed and what seems plausible.

Brent Bozell | October 29, 2008

The election results aren't in yet, but there is one set of surveys with an unmistakeable conclusion.

Jonah Goldberg | October 29, 2008

There's an old saying: The oldest word in American politics is "new." Only in that sense is there anything new to Barack Obama.

Tony Blankley | October 29, 2008

As Obama's election has seemed to become more likely in the past six weeks, a quiet but public debate has arisen among both Republicans and Democrats that wonders which Obama we might get.

Michael Medved | October 29, 2008

The most startling factor in the Presidential election of 2004 could deliver an even bigger shock in the battle for the White House in 2008, if the nation witnesses the possible repeat of the decisive impact of “values voters."

Michael Gerson | October 29, 2008

When you strip away the cheap lines and petty attacks from presidential campaign stump speeches, you usually find a deeper layer of ... cheap lines and petty attacks.

Ben Shapiro | October 29, 2008

November 3, 2012, WASHINGTON D.C.

Debra J. Saunders | October 29, 2008

I've long considered myself a bad Republican. During the Bush administration, for example, I've felt free to whack George W. and Republicans in Congress for passing big-spending bills, such as their pork-rich 2002 farm bill, the underfunded prescription-drug bill and earmark spending.

David Harsanyi | October 29, 2008

Politics wasn't invented to be clean, positive and reassuring. It was invented so that one group could beat the holy hell out of another. To do that, they need money. Lots of it.

Austin Bay | October 29, 2008

Extreme physical danger and the potentially high payoff if the operation succeeds are two reasons a dramatic raid has box-office appeal in Hollywood.

Donald Lambro | October 29, 2008

The Democratic nominee for vice president uttered a rare bit of campaign candor the other day when he told us what we should expect in the first six months of Barack Obama's presidency -- an international crisis.

Jacob Sullum | October 29, 2008

I am not, technically speaking, an undecided voter. I plan to vote for the presidential candidate whose views about the proper role of the federal government are closest to mine: Bob Barr, the Libertarian nominee.

Douglas MacKinnon | October 29, 2008

For the dwindling number of people in this country who actually believe in traditional values, it’s time to ask yourselves a question. That being, does the United States of America even exist anymore?

Kathleen Parker | October 29, 2008

First lady Laura Bush didn't say those precise words, but her remarks Monday to a small gathering of biographers, historians and journalists implied as much.

Michael Barone | October 29, 2008

With victory in sight, Barack Obama's supporters are predicting that he will give us a new New Deal.

Tue, Oct 28, 2008

Armstrong Williams | October 28, 2008

John McCain must be one of the most frustrated men on earth these days. In a little more than a week, the country will head to the ballot box and decide who will be its next president.

Jack Kemp | October 28, 2008

Are Barack Obama's proposed tax increases adversely affecting our financial markets? We say yes, unambiguously. The senator has done a masterful job distracting attention from his tax increases with his $500-per-worker tax credit supposedly for 95 percent of Americans.

Paul Weyrich | October 28, 2008

Many conservatives agree that since the mid-20th Century the Federal Government has grown too large, its bloated bureaucracies unaccountable to the American people and its oversight too broad vis-à-vis its Constitutional prerogatives.

Thomas Sowell | October 28, 2008

One of the biggest and most long-lasting "change" to expect if Barack Obama becomes President of the United States is in the kinds of federal judges he appoints.

Chuck Norris | October 28, 2008

My, how the landscape of elections has changed. Remember when the issue of abortion used to matter to conservatives in political races?

David Limbaugh | October 28, 2008

I am sincerely worried that if Obama wins, the checks and balances incorporated into our Constitution may not be enough to prevent a radical and irreversible diminution of our individual liberties because a confluence of factors has emerged to create a climate conducive to fundamental change.

Mona Charen | October 28, 2008

From the Palestinian Authority Daily: "Twenty-three-year old Ibrahim Abu Jayyab sits by the computer in the Nusairat refugee camp (in the Gaza Strip) trying to call American citizens in order to convince them to vote for the Democratic candidate for president, Barack Obama..."

Cal Thomas | October 28, 2008

Fans of the original cast of "Saturday Night Live," will recall Emily Litella, a character played by the late Gilda Radner on the "Weekend Update" segment, hosted by Chevy Chase.

Dennis Prager | October 28, 2008

If you ask most supporters of Sen. Barack Obama why they so fervently want him to be elected president, they will tell you about their deep yearning for "change."

Pat Buchanan | October 28, 2008

Undeniably, a powerful tide is running for the Democratic Party, with one week left to Election Day.

Phyllis Schlafly | October 28, 2008

Big Media have pulled out all their stops in trying to elect Barack Obama by withholding from the American people the truth about his radical record and associates.

Bill Murchison | October 28, 2008

I can't at this point think of anything new to say about the election. Here's something old, in that case: McCain's the one, and not just because, when it comes to "old," he qualifies.

William Rusher | October 28, 2008

When all is said and done, every voter must decide which of two (it is usually two) candidates to vote for. For many people, it's easy: "Vote for the Democrat" or "Vote for the Republican."

Scott Garner | October 28, 2008

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Mon, Oct 27, 2008

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 27, 2008

The most reliable surveys put McCain five to seven points behind Obama as we enter the last week of this interminable campaign.

Amanda Carpenter | October 27, 2008

An intrepid researcher has discovered more than 200 tax liens totaling more than $3.7 million have been filed by the government against the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now’s for unpaid taxes since the late eighties.

Matt Barber | October 27, 2008

If Bill Clinton was the first black president, Barack Obama, if elected, will be the first "gay" president.

Paul Kengor | October 27, 2008

On rare occasions the press has offered constructive analysis of Obama’s faith. The most revealing look remains a glowing profile in Newsweek a couple of months ago.

Hank Adler | October 27, 2008

How would we have reacted to a presidential candidate that made the following commitments last spring?

Neal Boortz | October 27, 2008

The election is now eight days way. If you've made up your mind for Obama; or if you're trying to noodle through some of the things he's been saying on the campaign trail, this should help.

Mark Hillman | October 27, 2008

Cut through the doubletalk that obscures the financial mess in Washington and on Wall Street, and these points are obvious to everyone paying attention.

Niger Innis | October 27, 2008

Liberal politicians and environmental activists continue to say we must switch to “green” energy. Oil, gas, coal and nuclear must go, they insist.

Roy Innis | October 27, 2008

Abundant, reliable, affordable energy makes our jobs, health, living standards and civil rights possible.

John Andrews | October 27, 2008

No, it's not a dream. Hollywood really has released a feature film (no mere documentary, an in-joke you'll appreciate after seeing this piece of work) that hoses down with merciless ridicule the hardcore Left.

Bill Steigerwald | October 27, 2008

Gov. Rendell first blurted the ugly truth about Western Pennsylvania back in February.

Frank Gaffney | October 27, 2008

As it happens, for the better part of a year, we at the Center for Security Policy have spent a fair amount of time trying to teach U.S. Treasury Department and other government “experts” about what is euphemistically called “Islamic banking."

Bob Barr | October 27, 2008

Sen. John McCain accuses Sen. Barack Obama of being a “socialist,” but it is President George W. Bush, supported by Sen. McCain, who has done the most to socialize the U.S. economy.

Rich Galen | October 27, 2008

According to Reuters, "Gasoline is now about … about $1.33 less than it was at a record peak in July."

John McCaslin | October 27, 2008

One of the most brutally tortured prisoners of the Vietnam War, Eugene "Red" McDaniel, reveals to Inside the Beltway that he watched through prison bars in Hanoi as a critically injured John McCain parachuted helplessly into Truc Bach Lake and almost drowned.

Roger Schlesinger | October 27, 2008

What is the media trying to do? We know they are trying to control the election, but that is a given.

Amanda Carpenter | October 27, 2008

A 2001 video of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama lamenting the Supreme Court’s unwillingness to examine the “redistribution of wealth” has surfaced just weeks after Obama discussed “wealth spreading” with a Ohio voter.

Thomas Sowell | October 27, 2008

Although Senator Barack Obama has been allied with a succession of far left individuals over the years, that is only half the story.

George Will | October 27, 2008

On Election Day, Arizonans can give the nation the gift of a good example. They can enact a measure that could shape the health care debate that will arrest or accelerate the nation's slide into statism.

Mike Adams | October 27, 2008

Ann Potts, an Assistant Professor in the Watson School of Education, has disgraced The University of North Carolina at Wilmington by signing a petition in support of unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers

Burt Prelutsky | October 27, 2008

When it comes to books and movies, I am a big fan of mysteries. For one thing, I like the use of logic, perseverance and moral clarity, to come up with solutions.

Amanda Carpenter | October 27, 2008

Documents obtained by Townhall show the Democratic Party encouraged party activists to accuse the GOP of intimidating minorities on Election Day even if no evidence of intimidation existed in the 2004 presidential election.

Joel Mowbray | October 27, 2008

When Josh Mandel got a call from the Marines last year asking him to return voluntarily to Iraq, he had much more to contemplate than when he first enlisted in 2000.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | October 27, 2008

The most frequent objection of those who fear the presence of believers in government is, “What right do you have to impose your morals on us?”

Robert Knight | October 27, 2008

The New York Times continues its transformation from the Gray Lady into the Lavender Lady with three more movie reviews on Oct. 24 highlighting “‘gay” films whose combined viewership should roughly equal one night’s worth of gay bar patrons in Greenwich Village.

Star Parker | October 27, 2008

According to the California Teachers Association and the California School Boards Association, the Proposition 8 marriage initiative has nothing to do with what is taught in California's public schools.

Karin Agness | October 27, 2008

One of the first attacks launched at Governor Sarah Palin when she was announced as Senator John McCain’s running mate was that she was not smart enough to be one step away from the presidency.

Sun, Oct 26, 2008

Terry Paulson | October 26, 2008

If you or others you know still have doubts on Obama’s readiness to lead, here are reasons to make Senator John McCain your choice for president:

Salena Zito | October 26, 2008

'Share the wealth' should send shudders down the spine of any hardworking, over-taxed, get-government-out-of-my-pocketbook American.

Frank Turek | October 26, 2008

That propaganda campaign has many people today believing that denying same-sex marriage involves denying rights to a victimized minority.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | October 26, 2008

Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 in New York City. This week will mark one hundred and fifty years since his birth.

Steve Chapman | October 26, 2008

How is it that a youngish first-term senator with so many disadvantages -- a slight resume, a foreign-sounding name, an exotic background, a professorial manner, a thoroughly liberal voting record, and a skin color unlike any previous president -- has come so far, and even leads in national polls with less than two weeks to go?

Ken Connor | October 26, 2008

The current economic crisis is impacting millions of Americans in their daily lives. From young people struggling to afford food and gas to old people watching their retirements slip away, these are difficult times.

Kevin McCullough | October 26, 2008

Hoping you choose well on November 4th

David Stokes | October 26, 2008

So, here we are in late October – going through our quadrennial ritual. We are tracking polls. We are listening to talking heads. And we are bracing ourselves for the final verbal assault.

Austin Hill | October 26, 2008

I suspect we'll be in for a rough night in November - - and maybe several of them.

Laura Hollis | October 26, 2008

Since today is Sunday, I will take the liberty of making an observation with a more Biblical bent.

Paul Jacob | October 26, 2008

There will no end to the bailouts. Why? Because the people who have embraced bailouts as the answer are deeply, deeply committed to absurdity . . . and apparently there's no end to absurdity.