We need judges now!

by Hugh Hewitt -- Congressman John Thune represents all of South Dakota. He had hoped in 2002 to run to become the governor of that state. President Bush persuaded Thune that the more…

Making the U.S. safe from idiots

by Hugh Hewitt -- Two media outrages, one rejection of bipartisanship that the media doesn't seem to mind and an entry in the "obvious things to be done quickly" department make up more…

Evolving patriots?

by Hugh Hewitt -- As American planes flew over Afghanistan on Sunday, they went assured of the support of America's "new, nuanced patriotism." At least that's what the lead editorial in the more…

Contemptible commentators

by Hugh Hewitt -- Revolutions swept Europe in 1848, and when order returned a year later, many of the leaders of the revolutionaries were condemned to die. The ruler of Austria at more…

Defending the homeland

by Hugh Hewitt -- As Pennsylvania's Gov. Ridge sets about his task of organizing "homeland defense," he should keep an eye open for the kind of leadership he will need among his more…

Carping columnists

by Hugh Hewitt -- To my colleagues in the commentary business who think it is their job to criticize the president of the United States in the aftermath of an attack on more…

Trouble on the horizon

by Hugh Hewitt -- The buzz around North Carolina Senator John Edwards began to build even before he won the contest for the seat then held by Lauch Faircloth in November, 1998. more…

Salvaging young lives

by Hugh Hewitt -- It is the week when most American high-school students return to their campuses. The number of 14- to 18-year-olds is surging, and will pass 20 million by 2005. more…

The silence is deafening

by Hugh Hewitt -- In the spring of 1998, I interviewed Gray Davis for the Los Angeles PBS affiliate, KCET. I asked the then lieutenant and now ungovernor a very straightforward question: more…

Reading the Left Angeles Times

by Hugh Hewitt -- Newspapers, like most human institutions, are either improving or declining. The competitive environment is too intense to allow for stable hierarchies. In the age of Internet-available papers, even more…