Long before the blood was mopped up, before police issued the all-clear, before the motives of the shooters were known and the names of the dead were released, before you had any idea how the murderers in San Bernardino obtained their guns -- or their bombs -- you knew exactly what this story had to be about: gun control.
In the wake of the Colorado Springs shooting, I read a great deal about so-called Christian terrorism from liberals. I don't think they've thought this through.
"No more baby parts." As of this writing, that statement by Robert Lewis Dear is the only evidence that the "Planned Parenthood shooter" in Colorado Springs, Colo., was motivated by anti-abortion rhetoric.
The winning streak enjoyed by campus activists this fall was violently interrupted by the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
A little over a year ago, when Ben Carson was gearing up to run for president, I questioned in this space whether he was ready for what lay ahead. We now have our answer: No.
"You're all suckers."
According to legend, if not actual historians, Harold Macmillan was once asked what he most feared could derail his agenda. The British prime minister allegedly said, "Events, my dear boy, events."
My old boss, William F. Buckley, often said liberals don't care what you do so long as it's compulsory (though he probably borrowed the line from his friend M. Stanton Evans).
Americans could learn a thing or two from Bibi Netanyahu.
It seems like every week there's a new horror story of political correctness run amok at some college campus.
What if the polls just stopped working?
Both Cruz and Rubio seized their moment in the CNBC debate. Cruz's perfectly pitched attack on the moderators and Rubio's surgical jointing of Bush demonstrated that they both have what the Germans call Fingerspitzengefhl, a real-time mastery of battlefield conditions "at the fingertips."
Here's something you may not know: Dr. Ben Carson is black.
It's been a good month for champions of the traditional family, but don't expect the family wars to be ending any time soon.
Most of the politically savvy people I know are still confident that Donald Trump will not be the Republican nominee for president.
That's probably the best spin one can put on Sidney Blumenthal, the longtime Hillary Rodham Clinton aide and confidant.
Democrats and their supporters in the media are congratulating themselves for a job well done in the first Democratic debate. Both Martin O'Malley and Hillary Clinton included in their closing remarks canned celebrations of how civil and morally superior the Democratic debate was compared with the earlier GOP donnybrooks.
The scuttlebutt in Washington is that Vice President Joe Biden is going to throw his hat into the presidential race, which means there is at least a 50 percent chance that he will. I mean, when is the Beltway scuttlebutt ever wrong?
"Lean on me, when you're not strong, and I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on." The Bill Withers song has been covered by countless artists, but the rendition of "Lean on Me" performed in a duet last weekend on the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" had novel poignancy. It was sung by Kate McKinnon, the show's go-to impersonator of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and Mrs. Clinton herself.
Hillary Clinton revealed on Wednesday that she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, providing just the latest evidence that she is little more than political ambition wrapped in a pantsuit.