Burqa on Townhall

Night Watch - Thu Jan 15

Daniel Pipes - Fri Feb 22

Philadelphia, the city where I live, has quietly and unassumedly become the capital of the Western world as regards female Islamic garb as an accessory to crime. ... more

AP News - Wed Sep 28

Robert Knight - Tue Jun 28

Public exposure and outrage is the best medicine for curbing overzealous bureaucrats. From kid searches to lemonade stand shakedowns, bunny busts and EPA and NLRB goons, an informed, active citizenry and media exposure are crucial to thwarting tyranny. ... more

John Ransom - Sat May 21

It’s big, big mail-bag weekend. There’s lots of hate mail. We tackle the economy, finance, maids (but not in the same way as DSK) and home-schooling moms in plaid smocks who make us all so nervous when we fly. ... more

Suzanne Fields - Fri Apr 22

Our British and European cousins are wrestling with a problem we don't have -- yet. How far can the state go to require religious beliefs to conform to basic law? You don't have to be a civil libertarian to feel a chill down your back in even putting the dilemma in such blunt terms. ... more

Kathryn Lopez - Fri Feb 11

She was "small, bubbly and joyful. She had a radiant smile," with a "sweet" face. And yet, she wept. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Sat Jan 29

When it comes to bureaucracies, corporate or public, it's not just jobs that can be delegated but any sense of responsibility. This isn't just a familiar pattern, it's standard operating procedure by now. When the head of the outfit is confronted by a scandal that can no longer be ignored, and the public has grown more outraged than usual, protocol demands that the top exec submit ... somebody else's resignation. ... more

Michael Gerson - Tue Nov 16

Just to be on the safe side, voters in Oklahoma this month overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that prevents the Talibanization of the Sooner State. ... more

Michael Gerson - Wed May 26

Traditional societies can be deeply admirable -- conservative, family-oriented, stable, wise about human nature and human society. But they can also be highly patriarchal. ... more

Steve Chapman - Sun May 23

The veil, we are told, is a symbol of oppression imposed on women by husbands and other male relatives. Could be. But how do the critics know? The same thing can be said about surgically enhanced breasts in Europe and the United States. ... more

S. E. Cupp - Thu Jul 2

French President Nicolas Sarkozy told Parliament last week that the burqa, the traditional dress worn by some Islamic women, will no longer be tolerated in France. ... more