William F. Buckley

Posted January 31, 2008

President Bush didn't give Congress, in his State of the Union address, quite what was expected, especially in the area of taxation.

Posted January 22, 2008

Students of current events writing on Tuesday morning are expected to discover whether Mr. Obama or Mrs. Clinton is responsible for the collapse of the stock market.

Posted January 18, 2008

The prescriptive remedy for overspending is reduced spending. Although it isn't being said in as many words, the trouble we are in is an aspect of overspending. But, paradoxically, the solution is not only to spend more, but to spend it quickly.

Posted January 16, 2008

Sebastian Mallaby, a journalist for The Washington Post, writes to formulate, or rather reformulate, the complaint we are entitled to make on the matter of our primary practices.

Posted January 04, 2008

The big winner was an affront to the common wisdom that looks matter most in the age of television.

Posted December 27, 2007

As we face the critical early caucus in Iowa this time around, we all suffer from a universal kind of self-indulgence.

Posted December 12, 2007

Some months ago I had a communication from a member of Conrad Black's defense team. The jury had just convicted him on four of the 13 charges brought against him.

Posted November 20, 2007

The problem with abortion policy and practice is that laws prohibiting behavior but failing to punish offenders lack the indispensable leg that gives solidity to a three-legged stool.

Posted November 13, 2007

I begin by acknowledging the truth of much that is being said about him, that he was a towering figure in American literary life for 60 years, almost unique in his search for notoriety and absolutely unrivaled in his co-existence with it.

Posted November 06, 2007

While the details are different in the current season, the problem of the misuse of donors' gifts is far from new.

Posted November 03, 2007

The shooting war in New York over the question of driver's licenses for illegal aliens dramatizes several features of U.S. culture. The first of these is that the right to drive a car is the most cherished right in America, of special, sizzling importance to young people.

Posted October 27, 2007

If ours were a form of government patterned after that of the Europeans, Bush would probably have been replaced as leader of his party. But the majority of the American people still think of him as a man of good will and very stout heart who is pursuing his duties as he sees them...

Posted October 18, 2007

The candidates for president of the United States include a man identified as a Roman Catholic, and among the voters there are, of course, many Catholics. It would be reasonable to suppose that Candidate Giuliani would get the presumptive backing of the Catholic population. But there are a couple of caveats.

Posted October 13, 2007

A while back, watching television, I winced when a Democratic stalwart referred to "sanctimonious Joe." He was talking about Sen. Joe Lieberman, I quickly discovered.

Posted October 09, 2007

In days (long) gone by, the tradition was that gentlemen engaged in media work do not disparage other gentlemen engaged in media work.

Posted October 06, 2007

The flap featuring Rush Limbaugh, Media Matters and MoveOn.org illustrates the importance not only of keeping facts straight but also of lining up symmetrical perspectives.

Posted October 02, 2007

Pity John McCain, for whom everything has gone sour in the past period, taking him from lead candidate for the Republican nomination to the cellar.

Posted September 25, 2007

CNN devoted an entire hour to the chaos in Jena, La., and rendered a considerable service.

Posted September 13, 2007

Not enough attention has been paid, on the Iraq question, to the factor of universal access to information. For many years, in many wars, news reporters could not get near the front-line scene. And where high politics were concerned and dictators held sway, newsmen -- and foreign diplomats -- not only were stymied, they were deliberately misled.

Posted September 08, 2007

The most recent initiative of the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, is to change Venezuela's time zone by one half-hour. Why? There is only one reasonable answer: to annoy the United States.