Paul M. Weyrich is the late Chairman and CEO of the Free Congress Research and Education Foundation. He served as President of the foundation from 1977 to 2002. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Weyrich served as President of the Kreible Institute of the Free Congress Foundation, responsible for training democracy movements in the states comprising the Former Soviet Empire. He is a founder and past director of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the founding president of the Heritage Foundation, and the current National Chairman of Coalitions for America. A former reporter and radio news director, Mr. Weyrich is a regular guest on daily radio and television talk shows. A sought-after writer, Mr. Weyrich has published policy reports and journals on a variety of conservative issues and has contributed editorials to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He has been described by The Economist as "one of the conservative movement's more vigorous thinkers." Voted three years in a row from 1981 - 1983 by readers of Conservative Digest as one of the top three "most popular conservatives in America not in Congress," Mr. Weyrich has been named by Regardie's Magazine as "one of the 100 most powerful Washingtonians." He has been married since 1963 to the former Joyce Smigun, is the father of five children, and serves as a deacon in his church.
Certainly arguments can be raised that no criminal or mentally unbalanced individual should have access to guns.
One of the arguments which opponents of school choice always make is that it would adversely affect the public school system.
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.
Pity poor Minnesota Governor Timothy J. (Tim) Pawlenty. He supposedly was on Senator John S. McCain's short list for Vice President.
At last, after a build-up reminiscent of the Super Bowl, Senator Barack H. Obama has chosen his Vice Presidential nominee.
Is patriotism a thing of the past or is it still kosher to take pride in America? That question was put to basketball great Kobe Bryant at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
Every generation needs heroes. Young people especially need role models. How blessed we are that the role model of these Summer Olympics is Michael Phelps.
Surveying the wreckage in Georgia where more than 100,000 people are without homes, running water and food, the question remains: what could have been done to divert this disaster?
Politics, it said, makes for strange bedfellows. I have seen hundreds of examples in the many years I have been involved in politics.
As I watched the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games and witnessed the incredible images created by the Chinese people, my mind flashed back to the late Boris Yeltsin.
Last week President George W. Bush attended the opening of the Olympics in Beijing, China, the first American President to attend outside his own country.
This past week we have heard non-stop about the race card. This is one of the most long-running uses of it in the political process.
When Congress returns after Labor Day the Republican Whip, Representative Roy Blunt (R-MO), will introduce the American Energy Act.
I spent the period from the late 1980s to 2000 teaching our form of government to the people of the Soviet Union.
This year will go down in history as one in which great fighters for freedom have been called home by the good Lord.
Earlier this week the White House announced that the projected Fiscal Year 2009 deficit will be $490 billion, an amount much higher than originally anticipated and also a record for the national deficit.
I have been feeling rather blue. Those who know me know that I never give up without a fight. My problem is with the so-called "Fairness Doctrine," which represents the opposite of fairness.
It was an unusually warm January day in Washington as President-elect Barack Hussein Obama took the oath of office administered by longtime Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.