Recent Columns By Steve Chapman

Unavoidable Realities in Iraq - Mar 5, 2006

A Prison for a Nation of Captives - Mar 2, 2006

No Shopping, Please, We're Germans - Feb 26, 2006

Americans, Germans and the Residue of History - Feb 19, 2006

Are Muslims a Threat to Europe? - Feb 12, 2006

Is Europe Committing "Demographic Suicide"? - Feb 5, 2006

U.S. & Germany: Back Together Again - Jan 29, 2006

Bin Laden's Small Gift to Bush - Jan 22, 2006

Upholding the Right Not to Be Offended - Jan 15, 2006

The Past and Future of Roe v. Wade - Jan 12, 2006

Should The Senate Vote on Alito's Ideology? - Jan 8, 2006

Administration Investigates the Wrong People - Jan 5, 2006

Beyond the Imperial Presidency - Dec 26, 2005

In 2005, Democracy Continued Its Forward Creep - Dec 22, 2005

A Cheapskate's Ample Legacy - Dec 18, 2005

The Upsizing of the Federal Government - Dec 15, 2005

When Liberals Oppose Strong Government - Dec 8, 2005

Desperate Arguments For Staying the Course - Dec 4, 2005

Punishing Success in the Oil Business - Dec 1, 2005

When Will We Get a Look Inside the Supreme Court? - Nov 27, 2005

Your Home May Still Be Your Castle - Nov 24, 2005

Why Bush Wraps Himself in Olive Drab - Nov 20, 2005

Why the Morning After Pill Is Pro-Life - Nov 17, 2005

San Francisco's Pointless Handgun Ban - Nov 13, 2005

Avoiding the Big Questions About Iraq - Nov 10, 2005

Myths About Alito and Abortion - Nov 6, 2005

In Washington, A Reappearance of Adult Virtues - Nov 3, 2005

Going to Extremes for the Death Penalty - Oct 30, 2005

Unexpected Lessons From Greenspan's Fed - Oct 27, 2005

Bush and the Dubious Honor of a Second Term - Oct 23, 2005

Restoring Democracy to Our Elections- Oct 20, 2005

Expanding the Right to Self-Defense in Florida - Oct 16, 2005

Is Harriet Miers a Victim of Sexism? - Oct 13, 2005

Fighting Crime with One Hand Behind Our Backs - Oct 9, 2005

Harriet Miers: Pit Bull or Poodle? - Oct 6, 2005

In California, Democracy vs. Gay Marriage - Oct 2, 2005

For the Military, the Wrong Job at the Wrong Time - September 29, 2005

How Republicans Are Raising Taxes - September 25, 2005

New Orleans Is No Place for Clint Eastwood - September 22, 2005

Should We Rebuild New Orleans? - September 13, 2005

Iraq, New Orleans, and the Value of Pessimism - September 11, 2005

The Wrong Answer for High Gas Prices - September 8, 2005

After Katrina, A Juvenile Blame Game - September 4, 2005

John Roberts and the Future of Privacy - September 1, 2005

Is It Time to Lower the Drinking Age? - August 28, 2005

Gay Rights and Children's Rights - August 25, 2005

The Good News About High Gas Prices - August 21, 2005

Facing the Bitter Choice in Iraq - August 18, 2005

The Surprising Truth About Homeless Veterans - August 14, 2005

Expelling Unwelcome Ideas from Britain - August 11, 2005

The Latest Drug Crisis, Again - August 7, 2005

Who's the Extremist on Roe v. Wade? - August 4, 2005

Unpleasant Discoveries About the Shuttle - July 31, 2005

Video Cameras, Safety and Privacy - July 28, 2005

Confirmation Hearings? What's the Point? - July 24, 2005

When Sports Stars Become Thugs - July 21, 2005

How the U.S. Shortchanged the War on Terror - July 10, 2005

Whose Kidney Is It, Anyway? - June 23, 2005

Who Failed Terri Schiavo? - June 19, 2005

Canadian Health Care A Contradiction in Terms - June 16, 2005

Airlines Defy Gravity - And Economics - June 12, 2005

Dazed & Confused About Federal Power - June 9, 2005

The Myths of the Stem Cell Debate - June 5, 2005

The Sobering Reality of the Iraq War - June 2, 2005

On Stem Cell Research, Convenience Trumps Conscience - May 26, 2005

Unwarranted Complaints About New Base Closures - May 22, 2005

Judicial Nominations & The Temptation of Power - May 19, 2005

More Unpleasant Surprises In Iraq - May 15, 2005

Keeping Marriage In The Family - May 12, 2005

Rx For the Dems: Oppose Big Republican Government - May 8, 2005

Whatever Happened To Campaign Slogans? - May 5, 2005

Phony Racism and the Allure of Victimhood - May 1, 2005

What the New Pope Says About Germany and America - April 28, 2005

The Republicans' New Perspective on the Filibuster - April 21, 2005

Fighting Drugs: A Kinder, Gentler, Cheaper Way - April 17, 2005

The Calm After the Patriot Act Storm - April 10, 2005

The Right to Choose or The Power to Compel? - April 7, 2005

Bipartisan Hypocrisy on the Filibuster - April 3, 2005

The Odd Silence After The School Shootings - March 24, 2005

Congress Strikes Out With Steroid Hearings - March 17, 2005

Questionable Victory in the Middle East - March 10, 2005

The Illusions of the Minimum Wage - March 6, 2005

Should The Supreme Court Define Cruelty? - March 3, 2005

Look Who's Defending States' Rights - February 27, 2005

A Budget Problem No One Wants To Face - February 24, 2005

In the Plame Case, The Press Goes Too Far - February 20, 2005

You Can't Always Believe Your Eyes - February 17, 2005

The Looming Nuclear Danger - February 13, 2005

After the Iraqi Election, Self-Congratulation Abounds - February 10, 2005