Rich Lowry

Posted July 17, 2008

During the famous "bank war" of the 19th century, the president of the embattled Second Bank of the United States, Nicholas Biddle, knew how to operate -- spend money liberally.

Posted July 14, 2008

Democrats nominated just the man to reflect the party's new anti-factual consensus on the war, a Barack Obama who has fixedly ignored changing conditions on the ground.

Posted July 10, 2008

John McCain and Barack Obama both gave speeches at the League of United Latin American Citizens convention in Washington, and in the 4,600 words they spoke between them didn't mention assimilation once.

Posted July 07, 2008

A signature moment of Barack Obama's primary campaign came last November in Des Moines, Iowa.

Posted July 03, 2008

Besides the Continental Congress -- which hardly covered itself in glory -- the Army was our first national institution. It joined together well-mannered Virginians, quarrelsome Yankees and backcountry riflemen in an incubator of the nation.

Posted June 30, 2008

Why did the Founders bother toiling in the summer heat of Philadelphia in 1787 writing a Constitution when they could have relied on the consciences of Supreme Court justices like Anthony Kennedy instead?

Posted June 26, 2008

White working-class voters typically aren't in vogue, with the political chatter tending to revolve around "soccer moms," the "youth vote" or other boutique demographic groups of the moment.

Posted June 23, 2008

It's not easy being a U.S. senator. People trick you into taking special favors you didn't even know existed. Shame on these unscrupulous people!

Posted June 19, 2008

After all the magazine covers, celebrity sermonizing and U.N.-certified-expert hand-wringing, the fight against global warming got a real-world test in the U.S. Senate a few weeks ago.

Posted June 16, 2008

Lately, the Iraq War has looked more and more like another Vietnam -- not for us, but for al-Qaida.

Posted June 12, 2008

The price of everything, not just driving, is going up in the era of $130-a-barrel oil, but our presidential candidates have a hopelessly thumbless grasp of pocketbook politics.

Posted June 09, 2008

At its best, Western civilization has fostered freedom of speech and of thought. But Canada has a better idea.

Posted June 05, 2008

In the end, the Democrats fell in love. At least, half of them did, and the party establishment, as represented by the superdelegates, wasn't going to deny them their inamorata.

Posted June 02, 2008

For a man blessed with so much talent, fame and riches, Bill Clinton has always had an unparalleled ability to see himself as beset by cosmic unfairness.

Posted May 29, 2008

Scott McClellan has learned the profound wisdom of the old Groucho Marx line about not wanting to belong to any club that would have him.

Posted May 28, 2008

During the 2000 election controversy, Democrats brayed "count every vote" in Florida and discounted George Bush's eventual victory in the Electoral College because he lost the national popular vote to Al Gore.

Posted May 19, 2008

In their litany of American presidents who met with hostile dictators, supporters of Barack Obama cite John F. Kennedy and his meeting with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna in 1961.

Posted May 15, 2008

Republicans have become adept at explaining special-election defeats in formerly Republican districts, after losing three in a row

Posted May 12, 2008

If Barack Obama gets his way, the Oxford English Dictionary will have updated its definition of "distraction" by the end of the campaign.

Posted May 08, 2008

Before we had our long national nightmare (Watergate), we had our long national temper tantrum.