Confirmed: Obama Couldn't Have Been Surprised by Iraq's Meltdown Confirmed: Obama Couldn't Have Been Surprised by Iraq's Meltdown

Oof: Alaska Gubernatorial Candidate Declines to Reciprocate Begich EndorsementOof: Alaska Gubernatorial Candidate Declines to Reciprocate Begich Endorsement

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Thomas Sowell Thomas Sowell: Random Thoughts

What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional -- which means that decency is likely to become less common.

Hugh Hewitt Hugh Hewitt: "The White House Just Didn’t Pay Attention To It": President "Mr. Nobody" Gets Pushback

That's the succinct summary from "a senior American intelligence official" in this morning's New York Times of why the president is surprised by the rise of ISIS, trying everything to erase his branding of the terrorist army and quasi-state as the jayvees earlier this year.

John Stossel John Stossel: It's Better Now

Americans now face beheadings, gang warfare, Ebola, ISIS and a new war in Syria. It's natural to assume that the world has gotten more dangerous. But it hasn't.

Mark Davis Mark Davis: Clinton Baby Prompts A Decision More Important Than Hillary's Plans

It seems hard to imagine that there is a more important question than the effect Charlotte Clintons birth will have on the 2016 presidential race. But there is.

Byron York Byron York: Would Midterm Loss Crack Stonewall On Keystone Pipeline?

The federal government recently began its seventh year of considering whether to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Chuck Norris Chuck Norris: Supreme Court Justice Eric Holder?

After 5 1/2 bumpy years of controversial service, the besieged but bolstered attorney general, Eric Holder, resigned.

John Hawkins John Hawkins: Transgenderism Is A Mental Illness, Not A Civil Rights Issue

If someone came to a doctor and asked him to cut off a perfectly healthy arm because it just felt "wrong" for the arm to be there, should the doctor do it?

Michael Barone Michael Barone: Obama Stands Aloof From America's Four Foreign Policy Traditions

President Obama's speech at the United Nations last week was "an important turning point in American foreign policy -- and in his presidency."

Mike Adams Mike Adams: To Speak the Truth

We had been sitting in the attorney/client waiting room for less than two hours when we heard a knock on the door.

David Limbaugh David Limbaugh: Obama's Narcissism a Threat to National Security

We mention President Obama's narcissism not as an exercise in name-calling but because it continues to be relevant to how he conducts himself in office, and it's not pretty.

Carl Jackson Carl Jackson: Social Issues Are The GOP's Gateway To The Ghetto

No one grows up with aspirations of government dependency. Social issues give Conservatives the perfect opportunity to prove theyre the big brothers to Americans and not the bullies.

John Ransom John Ransom: The Collapse and Abuse Obama Doesn’t Want You to Know About

Its time that the children in this abusive marriage between bankers and DC sue to end the relationship. The bankers, as the battered spouse in this relationship, are too close to the abuser to object. That's why it lies to rest of us to do it for them.

Mona Charen Mona Charen: Who Are You Calling the Party of the Rich?

The median American household saw its net worth decline by 36 percent during the Great Recession. That is a hard reality.

Cal  Thomas Cal Thomas: Combating Campus Sexual Assaults

College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website The Other Freshman 15, "The first 15 weeks of college can be the riskiest for sexual assault. ... One out of five students experience rape or sexual assault while they are in college, and in the great majority of cases (75-80 percent), the victim knows the attacker."

Dennis Prager Dennis Prager: What the Arab World Produces

At least since the early part of the 20th century, aside from oil, the Arab world has produced and exported two products.

Wayne Allyn Root Wayne Allyn Root: Who Would You Pick, Obama or Derek Jeter?

Derek Jeter aka "The Captain" of the New York Yankees played his last game on Sunday. He ended his career with an RBI single in Boston, after ending his career at home in Yankee stadium with a game-winning, walk-off, RBI single. Jeter defines a leader. He has the 6th highest hit total in the history of baseball. He was the captain of five World Championship teams. But his qualities go so much deeper.

Pat Buchanan Pat Buchanan: Barack Obama, Outside Agitator

In his U.N. address, President Obama listed a parade of horrors afflicting our world: "Russian aggression in Europe," "terrorism in Syria and Iraq," rapes and beheadings by ISIL, al-Qaida, Boko Haram. And, of course, the Ferguson Police Department.

Ben Shapiro Ben Shapiro: The Throat-Clearing President Versus the Throat-Cutting Terrorists

Last week, President Obama spoke to the United Nations about the growing threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In the course of that speech, he discussed a wide variety of threats to Western civilization, ranging from Ebola to global warming, from chaos in Syria to China's incursions in the South China Sea. The speech seemed unfocused, meandering. But it held together thanks to one common thread: Barack Obama believes that words solve everything. Particularly his own.

Phyllis Schlafly Phyllis Schlafly: The Best Interest of the Dog

The supposed standard for child custody in family courts is the "best interest of the child." The Vermont supreme court has now extended that to the best interest of the dog.

Bill Murchison Bill Murchison: The Unwisdom Of Solomon

Tee-hee; snicker-snicker.

Rachel Burger Rachel Burger: Millennials Still Want to Marry

The Pew Research Center recently released a study claiming that a quarter of Millennials will never get married, and those that will wont get married until theyre older. While its true that Millennials are waiting longer to get married, the data ignores generational traits driving young people to tie the knot.

Peter Morici Peter Morici: Five Forces that Will Shape the 21st Century

Powerful men searching for legacy often evoke grand challenges and personal solutions, but climate change is only one of several forces that will make civilization different 100 years from now.

Ashley Pratte Ashley Pratte: Stand With Israel

Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations about their struggle with Hamas.

Michael Schaus Michael Schaus: Neville Chamberlain Would Have Been a Perfect Fit for Obama’s Foreign Policy Team

On this day, in 1938, the British and French Prime Ministers signed the Munich Pact with Adolf Hitler in an effort to avoid the onset of another world war Spoiler alert: It didnt work.

Jack Kerwick Jack Kerwick: 'The War' on ISIS: The Case for Skepticism II

Recently, I cautioned my fellow Americans against falling for the notion that the so-called Islamic State is among the gravest threats, or any considerable threat, to the United States.

John Kass John Kass: NFL, Goodell Sideline the Concussion Story

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is a public relations genius. That's right, a real American genius if you will. If you don't believe it, then you've probably had your brains scrambled so hard that they leaked out your ear and plopped right onto the 50-yard line.

Night Watch Night Watch: Afghanistan Taliban Starts Importing ISIS War Tactics

The most ominous feature of the Ajristan attack is that the Taliban leaders adopted the practice of beheading. That is an export from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Ralph Benko Ralph Benko: Conservative Think Tank Tries to Tie Gold Standard to Hitler And The Nazis

Sympathy toward the gold standard is a stand for which other conservative groups are on record, including the Cato Institute, Heritage Foundation, Atlas Economic Research Foundation, and, of course, the American Principles Project.

Robert Knight Robert Knight: Cheerleaders Do an End-Run on the ACLU

After Oneida, Tenn. school officials decided not to fight the American Civil Liberties Unions (ACLU) demand that they cease an opening prayer before high school football games, the schools cheerleaders tackled the matter.

Charles Payne Charles Payne: Banking with the Enemy...and the Federal Reserve

Right now, sources think ISIS generates $6 million a day from oil, wheat, taxes, ransoms, and even donations, and controls up to $2.0 billion in assets. What concerns me the most is the cash flow and where ISIS is banking.

Ransom Notes Radio Ransom Notes Radio: Who Are We Really Fighting in the Middle East?

Why is it so hard for Obama & Company to be honest about what is going on in the Middle East? National security expert John Wohlstetter joined the show to discuss the Obama Administrations reluctance to talk about radical Islam

Daniel J. Mitchell Daniel J. Mitchell: Landslide Vote against Single-Payer Confirms Switzerland Is an Outpost of Rationality

Every so often I see polls, for instance, suggesting that French voters overwhelmingly want less government spending. But then they go out and elect statist presidents such as Sarkozy and Hollande. In Switzerland, by contrast, voters are sensible where it counts most in the voting booth.

Thomas Miller Thomas Miller: The Unknown Challenge Facing America's Oil and Gas Industry

What is the single biggest challenge facing the oil and gas industry today? The answer isn't discovering a green frac fluid, or keeping prairie chickens and other cute little critters out of harms way from oil extraction in western Kansas. Nor is it earthquakes, Obama or China...

Armstrong Williams Armstrong Williams: The Ebola Crisis: A Test Case for Enlightened Self-Interest

There is always a lesson in a crisis if youre humble enough to look for it. As the Ebola crisis spreads throughout West Africa, both the on-the-ground struggles and the international response have been enlightening to say the least.

Mike Shedlock Mike Shedlock: Spain's Fake Recovery is Officially Over

The alleged recovery in Spain is already over. Retail sales are down month-over-month and year-over-year in July. August and September are both projected to be weak.

Mike Adams Mike Adams: David French Slays Goliath

I first met David French back in 2004. He had just taken a job as president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE. I loved working informally with their organization and wanted to make sure our relationship remained intact under the new leadership. So I picked up the phone and called David just to introduce myself and to wish him good luck. That phone call would drastically alter the course of my life.

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