Sat, Sep 27, 2008

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 27, 2008

There were two debates last night: the first half on the economy, the second half on foreign policy. Barack Obama won the first half; John McCain won the second.

Doug Giles | September 27, 2008

If you’re a conservative then more than likely you’re sweating over the direction our nation is headed.

Larry Kudlow | September 27, 2008

Essentially, House Republican leaders want a slimmer, cleaner Paulson plan supplemented by Mr. Cantor’s mortgage-bond insurance program. I think it’s a good package.

Michael Barone | September 27, 2008

You can sum up much of 20th century history by saying that in the 1930s Americans decided that markets didn't work and government did, and that in the 1970s Americans decided that government didn't work and markets did.

Brent Bozell | September 27, 2008

The temperature has cooled, the leaves are turning colors, and the new fall television season has begun. Enter the mudslide.

Ken Blackwell | September 27, 2008

A respectful and prolonged discussion between atheists and believers about truth and faith is the focus of a brilliant new book by noted author and theologian Michael Novak.

Paul Driessen | September 27, 2008

Redesigned systems and energy-efficient computers and servers mean big savings in power-hungry data centers that facilitate banking, You Tube videos, Internet searches and modern business operations.

Robert Murphy | September 27, 2008

Although they are just playing the hand that Alan Greenspan dealt them, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson have been working overtime to discredit the capitalist economy.

Phil Harris | September 27, 2008

The article has been making the rounds through email inboxes, and had I not found the story myself, I was tempted to chalk it up to conspiracy theories gone wild.

Fri, Sep 26, 2008

Rich Tucker | September 26, 2008

It’s a favorite game in Washington: Politicians want to identify the “root causes” of a crisis, usually so they can excuse bad behavior and spend more of our tax money.

Dennis Prager | September 26, 2008

As the conversations and accusations continue to swirl around the proposed bailout legislation, Dennis Prager sought clarity from Senator Joe Lieberman. He spoke to Dennis from the Senate cloak room.

Pat Buchanan | September 26, 2008

How did the United States of America, the richest nation on earth, whose economy represents 30 percent of the Global Economy, arrive at the precipice of a financial panic and collapse?

Kathryn Lopez | September 26, 2008

The fall -- and, specifically, the 2008 election season -- cannot continue a moment longer without reflecting on incest and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran.

Linda Chavez | September 26, 2008

The nation's economy is on the precipice, but Barack Obama has more important things to attend to.

Amanda Carpenter | September 26, 2008

GOP presidential candidate John McCain announced he will be attending the first presidential debate this evening in Oxford, Mississippi after indicating he may postpone it in order to stay in Washington to work on the $700 billion financial bailout.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 26, 2008

McCain has transformed a minority in both houses of Congress and a losing position in the polls into the key role in the bailout package, the main man around whom the final package will take shape.

Amanda Carpenter | September 26, 2008

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) singled out GOP presidential candidate John McCain and House Republicans as the chief obstacles to passing a rushed $700 billion financial bailout package.

Armstrong Williams | September 26, 2008

There’s still no word on whether tonight’s presidential debate will proceed as planned. Personally, I feel that if Sen. McCain doesn't show, it will prove disastrous for his campaign.

Janice Shaw Crouse | September 26, 2008

As we sat around picnic tables waiting for the girls’ volleyball team to come for lunch after their tournament game that Saturday morning, the mothers talked about the bad influences their daughters faced in today’s culture.

John Sullivan | September 26, 2008

As we all know, spending in Washington is completely out of control and in desperate need of reform. We are facing an ever increasing budget, continually growing entitlement programs and a federal deficit that economists predict will hit $500 billion by 2010.

John Hawkins | September 26, 2008

As a creature of the Right and as someone who knows other conservatives well, I'd like to do something a little out of the ordinary.

Jonah Goldberg | September 26, 2008

Shortly before John McCain suspended his campaign to help with the Wall Street bailout, his generals declared war on The New York Times.

David Limbaugh | September 26, 2008

Why does Barack Obama play hide the ball with his personal resume, concealing his extreme leftist ideology and denying his damning associations? Question kind of answers itself, wouldn't you say? Be concerned, very concerned.

Mona Charen | September 26, 2008

Michael Gerson | September 26, 2008

Elin Danien quietly listens to a meditation tape, eyes closed, as the radioactive tracer is injected into her IV, freezing a picture of the blood flow in her brain.

Paul Greenberg | September 26, 2008

Kathleen Parker | September 26, 2008

If at one time women were considered heretical for swimming upstream against feminist orthodoxy, they now face condemnation for swimming downstream -- away from Sarah Palin.

Burt Prelutsky | September 26, 2008

Doesn’t it strike you as hypocritical for the Democrats to get up in arms over a married mother of five running for the vice presidency? Doesn’t it seem at least slightly absurd that the only sexual activity that liberals frown upon is the sort that actually leads to babies being born?

Bruce Wiliams | September 26, 2008

We own four acres of property on which our house is situated. Several of the acres have been kept in their natural state and, as a consequence, some kids have taken to riding their all-terrain vehicles on the property.

Charles Krauthammer | September 26, 2008

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson went to Capitol Hill seeking $700 billion. He got an earful.

T. Boone Pickens | September 26, 2008

As we approach the first Presidential debate, it has become clear that there are three major issues in this campaign: the economy, national security and, of course, energy.

Paul Weyrich | September 26, 2008

Remember in grade school when we first were introduced to the Pledge of Allegiance?

Suzanne Fields | September 26, 2008

We have to forget about the end of history. It's the end of economic ideology as we know it that requires thinking outside the box.

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

Rich Lowry | September 25, 2008

All year, John McCain has been like the proverbial cartoon character over the edge of the cliff, in midair, desperately flapping his arms and somehow maintaining altitude.

Amanda Carpenter | September 25, 2008

Jodi Evans, a founder of the radical anti-war group Code Pink and "bundler" for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wednesday.

Amanda Carpenter | September 25, 2008

Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid seems to be doing all he can as the Senate’s most powerful member to cause trouble for GOP presidential candidate John McCain.

Diana West | September 25, 2008

I have watched in horror as local authorities yielded their charge of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly to a lawless band of violent leftists.

Craig Shirley | September 25, 2008

Now is the time to confront the brutal truth of what is wrong with the Republican Party.

Matt Lewis | September 25, 2008

If the candidates are smart, they will do what I have done – look to past presidential debates for clues on what works, and what doesn’t.

Herb London | September 25, 2008

The belief that if Iran obtains nuclear weapons it can be deterred, just as the Soviet Union was deterred during the Cold War, is neither safe nor responsible.

Cliff May | September 25, 2008

Among the lessons to be learned from the meltdown on Wall Street: Change is not always for the better. And even institutions that appear big, strong and permanent can collapse in a New York minute.

Victor Davis Hanson | September 25, 2008

When the mortgage bubble burst, Americans were “shocked” at how many Wall Street buccaneers had been gambling in a vast pyramid scheme with someone else’s money.

Larry Elder | September 25, 2008

An indictment of greed! A case for more government intervention! Worst financial crisis since the Great Depression! Failure of capitalism! This list includes the "lessons" of the recent turmoil in the financial markets.

Cal Thomas | September 25, 2008

It isn't often that public outrage peaks so close to an election, but this is a rare moment in history when "we the people" can exact a price from the political leadership that has duped, scammed and lied to them, contributing mightily to the current financial mess.

Matt Towery | September 25, 2008

In politics, timing is everything.

Emmett Tyrrell | September 25, 2008

Years from now in journalism schools, they will call it the "Taranto Principle." At least, that is what they will call it if they still have journalism schools years from now

Rebecca Hagelin | September 25, 2008

This election year has generated a lot of talk about the role of America’s military in the Middle East.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | September 25, 2008

Falling for this trick by Sen. Reid and the other Obama supporters in the U.S. Senate could severely damage Sen. McCain's campaign.

Steve Chapman | September 25, 2008

The late comedian Jack Benny made a career of claiming to be a cheapskate. In one joke, a robber accosted him and said: "Your money or your life."

Larry Kudlow | September 25, 2008

Honestly. A clean bill as requested by Treasury man Henry Paulson, along with John McCain's oversight board, can help fix the credit-crunch problem. It needn't be this hard.

Wed, Sep 24, 2008

Ann Coulter | September 24, 2008

Even if McCain had been implicated in the Keating Five scandal -- and he wasn't -- that would still have absolutely nothing to do with the subprime mortgage crisis currently roiling the financial markets.

Karin Agness | September 24, 2008

Both Presidential candidates are fighting vigorously to win over women voters, recognizing women could decide their fate on November 4th.

Michael Reagan | September 24, 2008

Congress is running around in circles trying to figure out how to handle the hot potato the Bush Administration has handed them with its $700 billion bailout proposal, and how they can load it up with their own list of taxpayer-financed handouts.

Bill Steigerwald | September 24, 2008

As Bill Maher watched Roseanne Barr deliver her inane rant on the Sept. 12 "Real Time With Bill Maher," it looked -- for half a millisecond -- that he, too, realized what a fool she was making of herself.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 24, 2008

Before or after every speech I ever give, somebody asks me: "What is O'Reilly really like?"

Sandy Rios | September 24, 2008

It was the annual “Summerfest” in a community about 60 miles west of Chicago. We were expecting rides and cotton candy, but were greeted instead by tractors and a pork chop dinner.

Paul Weyrich | September 24, 2008

In Pennsylvania, Democratic Governor Edward G. Rendell and the Republican-controlled Legislature achieved a breakthrough by agreeing to permanent funding of the two largest transit systems in the State, PAT in Pittsburgh and SEPTA in Philadelphia.

Amanda Carpenter | September 24, 2008

A new survey finds support for the Bush Administration’s $700 billion bailout is diminishing as more details emerge about the plan.

Michael Medved | September 24, 2008

If a candidate for high office does a spectacularly poor job in managing his own family's finances, why on earth should we trust him in a national leadership position at a time of acute economic crisis?

Thomas Sowell | September 24, 2008

Estimates of how much money a government program will cost are notoriously unreliable. Estimates of the cost of the current bailout in the financial markets run into the hundreds of billions of dollars, and some say it may reach or exceed a trillion.

Michelle Malkin | September 24, 2008

There's one giant paternal elephant in the room that has slipped notice: how illegal immigration, crime-enabling banks and open-borders Bush policies fueled the mortgage crisis.

John Stossel | September 24, 2008

Governments at all levels have regulated and subsidized the housing and financial industries for years. Nothing changed under President Bush.

Walter E. Williams | September 24, 2008

There is a H.L. Mencken quotation that captures the essence of this year's politics: "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed, and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

Tony Blankley | September 24, 2008

The mainstream media have gone over the line and are now straight-out propagandists for the Obama campaign.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 24, 2008

The primaries are over. Barack Obama's European tour is over. The conventions are over. The VP selections have been made, and incredibly, this race is right back where it has been since the spring: a narrow Obama lead.

Terry Jeffrey | September 24, 2008

Both major party presidential candidates have used it at times with strategic purpose -- that is, when it advanced their ambitions.

Jacob Sullum | September 24, 2008

Last spring, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to arms, Democrats hoped the decision would neutralize the gun issue.

Kathleen Parker | September 24, 2008

Suddenly, the U.S. economy has edged out Iraq as the most consuming issue for American voters. Not so for Iraqis.

George Will | September 24, 2008

Everything that has been done for the last six months has been done to cope with what previous actions were supposed to prevent. A perhaps pertinent axiom: There is no education in the second kick of a mule.

Brent Bozell | September 24, 2008

For two decades, going back to the Willie Horton ads of 1988, we've heard liberals accuse Republicans of race-baiting.

Ben Shapiro | September 24, 2008

yet for all of our intelligence, large groups of American Jews lack the most basic instinct for self-preservation; they lack the understanding to protect Jews by acting to protect Israel.

Terry Jeffrey | September 24, 2008

You don't have to listen long to politicians in Washington, D.C., to hear the rhetoric of class war.

Tue, Sep 23, 2008

William Wilson | September 23, 2008

This “mess”, as Congressman Frank so eloquently put it, is the fault of government pure and simple. And, it is the personal fault of Barney Frank.

Hannah Giles | September 23, 2008

There are no educational benefits to such crude videos, and they are in no way bettering American society. If anything, they are encouraging the corrupted to continue with their tactics.

Ed Feulner | September 23, 2008

Nobody has ever lost money by betting on the federal government to overreact to a crisis. And as Congress weighs a bailout of the financial markets, it looks as if that’s where the smart money should go yet again.

John McCaslin | September 23, 2008

Now the former volunteer adviser to Mrs. Clinton's campaign has asked the group of Democrats: Would you change your mind if Mrs. Clinton were to replace Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the vice-presidential candidate running with Sen. Barack Obama?

Thomas Sowell | September 23, 2008

Who was it who said, "crack-brained meddling by the authorities" can "aggravate an existing crisis"? Ronald Reagan? Milton Friedman? Adam Smith? Not even close. It was Karl Marx.

Chuck Norris | September 23, 2008

America is broke. Wall Street is going out of business. The government is borrowing and bailing like there is no tomorrow.

David Limbaugh | September 23, 2008

"The private sector got us into this mess. The government has to get us out of it," said Barney Frank, which illustrates why conservatives often say liberals have a socialist bent.

Cal Thomas | September 23, 2008

When Senators Barack Obama and John McCain meet Friday in Oxford, Miss., for the first of their three scheduled debates, the TV and radio audience is likely to set a record for such an event.

Pat Buchanan | September 23, 2008

Is it fair that businessmen who fail in neighborhood stores have to close shop and often sell their homes, while Wall Street titans are spared the consequences of monumental stupidity and greed?

Phyllis Schlafly | September 23, 2008

The biggest offender among the 22 melamine-using dairy companies, Sanlu Group, knew about the infant injuries for months before warning the public.

Bill Murchison | September 23, 2008

Not a one of us non-economists -- and probably not a lot of economists either --know for sure how the Paulson-Bush rescue plan will play out now or down the line.

Dennis Prager | September 23, 2008

If Barack Obama loses the 2008 election, liberal hell will break loose.

Mon, Sep 22, 2008

Rich Lowry | September 22, 2008

Who's responsible for the panic of 2008? In the gathering legend, it's one man, former Sen. Phil Gramm, the ex-John McCain adviser who lamented "a nation of whiners" a few months ago and therefore is fit to have responsibility for one of the nation's worst financial crises heaped on his head.

Brett Joshpe | September 22, 2008

I’d like to make Senator Barack Obama and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a formal offer.

Amanda Carpenter | September 22, 2008

The more we find about “Troopergate” the more justified Sarah Palin seems in firing Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.

Bill Steigerwald | September 22, 2008

Erin Burnett of CNBC is not just another frequently appearing pretty TV face in the world of big-time business reporting. The anchor of CNBC's "Street Signs" (2-3 p.m.) and co-anchor of "Squawk on the Street" (9-11 a.m.), Burnett is a former investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs and a former vice president at Citigroup.

Frank Gaffney | September 22, 2008

What do Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Barack Obama have in common?

John McCaslin | September 22, 2008

Sen. Johnny Isakson, Georgia Republican, accepting at least some of the blame for the current economic crisis.

Paul Weyrich | September 22, 2008

Judging from what I can tell of the current financial and economic woes of the nation, I am beginning to believe that this Presidential election may be a "no-win" proposition - the loser might very well be the lucky one, indeed.

Paul Greenberg | September 22, 2008

Blessed is the man who has found his mission. We all know people like that. Their station in life, as the Victorians used to put it, doesn't matter.

Armstrong Williams | September 22, 2008

Senator Barack Obama’s triumph over Senator Clinton in the Democratic primaries will undoubtedly go down as one of the most shocking upsets in American electoral history.

Burt Prelutsky | September 22, 2008

When Senator Jesse Helms passed away, I wrote a piece in which I praised the man. Because he was a controversial figure, I assumed I would be hearing from some of the folks who disapproved of him.

Mike Adams | September 22, 2008

I guess in some ways the lack of feminist enthusiasm for Palin was to be expected.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | September 22, 2008

This week, the presidential campaign will cross the 40-day mark. It is closer than anyone would have imagined.

Dinesh D'Souza | September 22, 2008

So isn't it interesting that we keep hearing about Sarah Palin's peccadilloes while the major media continues to ignore the George Obama scandal?

Star Parker | September 22, 2008

My sense is that the attention that most Americans are paying as the power brokers of our government re-mold our future is not too deep.

Sun, Sep 21, 2008

Carol Platt Liebau | September 21, 2008

CNN’s Jack Cafferty surely spoke for legions of Obama supporters – and doubtless, a good deal of the press – when he proclaimed that it “doesn’t make sense” that the presidential polls remain neck-and-neck “unless it’s race.”

Kevin McCullough | September 21, 2008

One of the perhaps most confusing sub-texts of the 2008 election has been the curious and in some cases surprising support that the candidates have and have not received from evangelical Christians.

David Stokes | September 21, 2008

As this year’s campaign moves toward the final stretch, the frenetic media-driven discussion about whether or not Sarah Palin is prepared for the presidency continues.

George Will | September 21, 2008

The implicit federal guarantees -- which enabled Fannie Mae and another "government-sponsored entity," Freddie Mac, to swell up with more than 11,000 employees and $5 trillion in mortgages -- have become explicit.

Austin Hill | September 21, 2008

Is it time for America to "get even" with "rich people?"

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | September 21, 2008

With all the talk of the economy and economic performance, I thought it might be helpful to slow down and review what drives the economy.

Salena Zito | September 21, 2008

2.1 million registered voters live in union households in Ohio, 1.7 million in Pennsylvania. In a close election, every one of these votes matters for Democrats.

Paul Jacob | September 21, 2008

With both major party presidential tickets now boasting "rock stars," how are minor party candidates supposed to get any attention?