Mr. Novak was a syndicated columnist and editor of the Evans-Novak Political Report, a political newsletter he founded in 1967 with Rowland Evans. He passed away August 19, 2009. Read tributes to Robert Novak and his legendary work, as well as memories from Novak alumni and the Human Events family.
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  • Electoral College Outlook: McCain 270, Obama 268

    Outlook Sen. Hillary Clinton’s comment that Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1968 justified her staying in the presidential race was an event that crystallized the antipathy to her inside party ranks. Even old-time Clintonites were appalled. The most important political | Read More »

  • HUMAN EVENTS Exclusive: Blue Dog Blues

    The Blue Dog Democrats don’t live up to the ‘moderate’ image they were supposed to have.

  • Warner for VP?

    Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, a strong favorite to be elected to the Senate this year, has told associates that he is being considered as Barack Obama’s vice presidential running mate. He did not indicate whether he would be receptive | Read More »

  • McCain, Not Disarmed

    When one of the Democratic Party’s most astute strategists this week criticized John McCain for attacking Barack Obama’s desire to engage Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, I asked what the Republican presidential candidate ought to talk about in this campaign. "Health | Read More »

  • GOP Drinking Its Bath Water

    Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, at age 38 and having served less than five terms, did not leap over a dozen of his seniors to become ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee by bashing GOP leaders. But an angry | Read More »

  • Hillary’s Spending

  • 45 Years of Columns

  • McCain, GOP in Trouble as Obama Wraps it Up

    Outlook Sen. Hillary Clinton‘s landslide victory in West Virginia only strengthens her determination to stay in the race without opening the way for her to be nominated. There remains no clear path for her to the nomination. The determination in | Read More »

  • McCain, Huckabee and the Evangelicals

    John McCain, who has spent the last two months trying to consolidate right-wing support as the Republican candidate for president, has a problem of disputed dimensions with a vital component of the conservative coalition: the evangelicals. The biggest question is | Read More »

  • Michelle Vetoes Hillary

    Close-in supporters of Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign are convinced he never will offer the vice presidential nomination to Sen. Hillary Clinton for one overriding reason: Michelle Obama. The Democratic front-runner’s wife did not comment on other rival candidates for | Read More »

  • Obama: Flawed or Fantastic?

  • ENPR: Racial Divide Guarantees Obama Nomination

    Outlook In the wake of Sen. Hillary Clinton‘s dismal performance Tuesday, pressure will mount on her to get out of the Democratic presidential race against Sen. Barack Obama. She and her inner circle are determined to stay in, but since | Read More »

  • Czar Nancy’s Rule

    Operating outside public view, the House Democratic majority is taking extraordinary steps to maintain spending as usual while awaiting a Democrat as president. Remarkably, the supine House Republican minority hardly resists and even collaborates with its supposed adversaries. There has | Read More »

  • Solving the Pastor Problem?

    “That is just terrible, absolutely dreadful,” a prominent supporter of Barack Obama said Monday morning after listening to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s screed at the National Press Club. He proposed that the presidential candidate at long last must denounce his | Read More »

  • Disobeying the Pope

  • McCain’s Money Mess

    Big-time Republican contributors are complaining that prospective presidential nominee John McCain is poorly organized for the campaign and off to a bad start in raising money.  McCain begins well behind Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 money derby, and longtime | Read More »

  • Deepening Democratic Dilemma

    When exit polls for the Pennsylvania primary came out late Tuesday afternoon showing a puny lead of 3.6 points for Hillary Clinton against Barack Obama, Democratic leaders who desperately wanted her to end her candidacy were not cheered. They were | Read More »

  • ENPR: Pa. Win Gives Hillary a Super-Delegate Wedge Outlook

    Outlook Despite her impressive win in Pennsylvania, Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) still faces a very difficult path to the nomination. It is impossible for her to win more elected delegates than Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.). It is possible that she | Read More »

  • What’s the Matter With Obama?

    Traveling the country the past few months, I have encountered habitual Republican voters so entranced by Barack Obama’s potential to lead the nation that they plan to vote for him in November. Once Hillary Clinton’s defected supporters return to loyalty, | Read More »

  • Whither Hagel

    Friends of Sen. Chuck Hagel, the Senate’s sharpest critic of President Bush’s Iraq policy, say there is no chance he will endorse a Democrat for president this year. That does not mean, however, that Hagel necessarily will back the Republican | Read More »