Articles by Robert Novak

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.


Dear Reader,As you may have read in the Evans-Novak Political Report, my recent health issues have forced me...

Robert Novak February 4, 2009

No Mandate for Obama and No Lopsided Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The national election Tuesday was not only historic for the election of the first...

Robert Novak November 6, 2008

An Illegitimate Baby: A Blessing or a Punishment?

WASHINGTON -- Not until 30 minutes had elapsed in the third and last presidential debate Wednesday night did...

Robert Novak October 17, 2008

What is a "Loophole"?

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- How would Barack Obama pay for the $800 billion that John McCain claimed in the first...

Robert Novak October 2, 2008

Book of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As I perused Sunday's New York Times best-seller list, I wondered whether it might be...

Robert Novak September 23, 2008

My Brain Tumor

The main reason I am writing this column is that many people have asked me how I first realized I was...

Robert Novak September 7, 2008

McCain Comes Through

Partisan Democrats and many members of the news media consider John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah...

Robert Novak September 3, 2008

Avoiding a Lieberman Disaster

Reports of strong support within John McCain's presidential campaign for Independent Democratic Sen. Joseph...

Robert Novak August 27, 2008

Can McCain Back in Again?

WASHINGTON -- In the contest for president, Barack Obama is a magnetic candidate supported by a disciplined,...

Robert Novak July 28, 2008

Romney's Value

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The principal reason why former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has climbed to the top of...

Robert Novak July 26, 2008

The Soldier Voting Scandal

Rep. Roy Blunt, the House Republican whip, on July 8 introduced a resolution demanding that the Defense...

Robert Novak July 24, 2008

Obama Scores Overseas

OutlookThe Afghanistan-Iraq segment of Sen. Barack Obama's foreign trip was an unqualified success. He...

Robert Novak July 23, 2008

Obama's Iraq Spotlight

I asked one of the Republican Party's smartest, most candid heavy hitters this week whether John McCain...

Robert Novak July 21, 2008

Cost of Cronyism

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As financial storm signals appeared the last 18 months, there were Bush officials who...

Robert Novak July 17, 2008

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