Fred Thompson

Posted June 27, 2007

For decades, the self-proclaimed smart kids have been telling us that the death penalty just doesn't work.

Posted June 26, 2007

We're hearing those phrases again; national health care, universal health care, socialized medicine.

Posted June 25, 2007

Last week, I was fortunate enough to spend some time in London. Being there, I couldn't help but think how much America owes to British culture and traditions.

Posted June 22, 2007

Letting the Bush tax cuts expire would amount to a tax hike of historic proportions -- a tax hike that would take a higher share of our total economy than any year but one since the end of World War II.

Posted June 21, 2007

Out-of-control medical malpractice lawsuits have been a problem in many parts of the country for a long time.

Posted June 20, 2007

I've talked before about the Council on American-Islamic Relations -- most recently because it filed that lawsuit against Americans who reported suspicious behavior by Muslims on a U.S. Airways flight.

Posted June 19, 2007

One reason unions have alienated potential members is that they often focus on politics instead of supporting their members.

Posted June 19, 2007

We must conclude that the greatest test of leadership – in your country or mine, in this time or any other – can be simply stated. We must shape events, and not be left at their mercy. And in all things, to protect ourselves and to assure the peace, the great democracies of the world must stick together. We must be willing to make tough decisions today in order to avert bigger problems tomorrow. We must be prepared to meet threats before threats become tragedies.

Posted June 18, 2007

Well, you've heard by now that Senate leader Harry Reid insulted one of this country's brightest military minds, Marine Corps General Peter Pace -- calling him "incompetent." Let me take a few moments to put this in context.

Posted June 15, 2007

It's funny how things change. Well, not always, but in this case, the story involves one of America's best humor writers -- Dave Barry.

Posted June 14, 2007

We're coming up on the 45th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis and I think it's worth talking about. Missiles located less than a hundred miles from America were aimed at the US.

Posted June 13, 2007

It’s funny how historic events can have unexpected impacts many decades after memories have begun to fade. America, in fact, is facing a crisis in the next few years that could be traced directly to actions in Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

Posted June 11, 2007

If there's a hell on earth, it's probably Zimbabwe. Life expectancies in the landlocked nation in the South of Africa are the world's lowest.

Posted June 07, 2007

Kidnapping and hostage-taking have been the hallmark of the Iranian regime since it came into power. Unfortunately, it has never paid a serious price for the tactic.

Posted June 07, 2007

The sentencing of Scooter Libby was the last in a series of acts that has resulted in a shocking injustice – one created by and enabled by federal officials. As I’ve been saying for many months, this is a “he said-she said” case about political infighting that would have never been brought in any other prosecutor’s office in America.

Posted June 04, 2007

I was glad to hear that Morgenstern was rewarded by his employer, Circuit City, for his part in preventing the attack on Fort Dix.

Posted June 01, 2007

Well, he's done it. Hugo Chavez was already systematically silencing criticism of his autocratic rule through threats and intimidation.

Posted May 30, 2007

Let me ask you a hypothetical question. What do you think America would do if Canadian soldiers were firing dozens of missiles every day into Buffalo, N.Y.?

Posted May 25, 2007

I remember when I was a kid; one thing was clear to me. The more I learned about the rest of the world, the luckier I felt just having been born in America.

Posted May 21, 2007

I'm never particularly surprised when the United Nations seems to oppose human freedom rather than promote it. At least a third of its member nations aren't democratic themselves. Many that claim to be, are only barely so.