Sat, Oct 25, 2008

Doug Giles | October 25, 2008

I have a question for my readers: Do you think Murtha works on being consistently ridiculous or does it come naturally?

John McCain | October 25, 2008

In a time of economic hardship and uncertainty, for many Americans the choice will turn on whether we raise federal taxes or reduce them.

Michael Barone | October 25, 2008

What will an Obama administration and a Congress with increased Democratic majorities do? That's a relevant question, given the Democrats' leads in the polls.

Marvin Olasky | October 25, 2008

No matter who becomes president on Nov. 4, I'm proud to be an American, and others are too.

Wayne Winegarden | October 25, 2008

Learning from history requires a thoughtful analysis of what actually happened, not endlessly parroting a politically convenient slogan.

John Andrews | October 25, 2008

Democrats and Republicans both have a lot to answer for in the mortgage mess. Yet one party is going to hold the White House for the next four years.

Fri, Oct 24, 2008

Larry Kudlow | October 24, 2008

Given the current economic emergency, we need all the help we can get.

Bob Barr | October 24, 2008

The famed fat lady hasn’t sung yet, but she’s warming up. Sen. John McCain’s campaign has the feel of a farewell tour.

Rich Tucker | October 24, 2008

“The American people don’t want change,” a friend of mine said awhile back on CNBC. “They want something different.”

Hank Adler | October 24, 2008

Senator Obama’s tax returns are pretty interesting. In comparing his 2007 tax return to previous years, other than a very significant increase in income, the major change is that Senator Obama has found a pretty good tax planner.

David Strom | October 24, 2008

Have you been worried about the financial crisis the past few months? Well if the chaos in the credit markets has had you spooked, the looming fiscal disaster should have you positively terrified.

Hugh Hewitt | October 24, 2008

The latest round of polls from the very reliable Strategic Survey shows John McCain ahead of Barack Obama in Ohio and Florida, but behind by seven points in Pennsylvania.

Kathryn Lopez | October 24, 2008

Janet Jackson sang a pop tune back in the 1980s that contained some good advice that's relevant to the presidential election this year: "Let's wait awhile before it's too late.

John Boehner | October 24, 2008

Imagine campaign workers for Sen. Obama or Sen. McCain – or even the candidates themselves – standing beside you, staring at your ballot as you make that critical choice on November 4th.

Rich Galen | October 24, 2008

The McCain/Palin team finds itself in much the same position as the New York Giants. McCain/Palin is behind Obama/Biden by somewhere between one percentage point (IBD/TIPP) and 13 percentage points (CBS/NY Times) in polls released on October 22.

Brent Bozell | October 24, 2008

Academics at Washington State University have discovered something that may not be very profound. Celebrities are quite successful in persuading young people to turn out and vote.

John McCaslin | October 24, 2008

John Hawkins | October 24, 2008

Unless the momentum shifts, John McCain is going to lose what may literally turn out to be the most important election of our lifetime.

Michelle Malkin | October 24, 2008

A real referendum on hope and change is taking place in western Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district.

Jonah Goldberg | October 24, 2008

Transcend means "to move beyond, to surpass." At least that's what I always thought. But I'm beginning to wonder whether it means instead: "Much, much more of the same, only this time really stupid."

David Limbaugh | October 24, 2008

For Obama Kool-Aid guzzlers who believe Joe the Plumber was a premeditated Republican plant to trap Obama into admitting his communist inclinations (even though Obama approached Joe, not the other way around), I refer you to Obama's history of similar utterances in favor of soaking the rich.

Mona Charen | October 24, 2008

The two candidates for president stood even in the polls when the financial tsunami hit around mid-September. Since then, the Democrat has pulled ahead.

Ken Blackwell | October 24, 2008

Thanks to Joe the Plumber, we now know for sure that Barack Obama wants to "spread the wealth around."

Oliver North | October 24, 2008

On Wednesday, I was an unwilling eyewitness to a dramatic political event, and it made me wonder where we are headed as a nation. More on that in a moment. First, a little background.

Pat Buchanan | October 24, 2008

Perhaps the only institution in America whose approval rating is beneath that of Congress is the media.

Suzanne Fields | October 24, 2008

Not so long ago when you wanted to make a personal endorsement of a candidate for office, even for president of the United States, the ritual was simple.

Michael Gerson | October 24, 2008

The dramatic success of the surge in Iraq is not a central issue in the current presidential race. It did, however, set its shape -- and may help determine its outcome in an unexpected way.

Linda Chavez | October 24, 2008

Many on the Left are hopeful that this election will drive the nail in the coffin of the conservative movement. There is some cause for legitimate concern among conservatives.

Kathleen Parker | October 24, 2008

My husband called it first. Then, a brilliant, 75-year-old scholar and raconteur confessed to me over wine: "I'm sexually attracted to her. I don't care that she knows nothing."

George Will | October 24, 2008

Washington is having a Willie Sutton Moment. Such moments occur when government, finding its revenue insufficient for its agenda, glimpses some money it does not control but would like to.

Charles Krauthammer | October 24, 2008

Contrarian that I am, I'm voting for John McCain. I'm not talking about bucking the polls or the media consensus that it's over before it's over.

Burt Prelutsky | October 24, 2008

I have a confession to make. I hate scary movies. It’s not an aesthetic judgment. It has nothing to do with the fact that the writing and acting tend to be awful.

Mike Gallagher | October 24, 2008

The headline on the front page of most of America’s newspapers this week screamed the latest Republican “scandal”: $150,000 spent on Gov. Sarah Palin’s wardrobe!”

Thu, Oct 23, 2008

Laura Hollis | October 23, 2008

By now, the media bias in favor of Obama is so glaringly obvious that it’s clear - MSNBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, The New York Times – are nothing but shills for the Democratic Party.

Diana West | October 23, 2008

Colin Powell got all the airtime, sure, but his isn't the only Barack Obama endorsement worth talking about lately.

Tom Tancredo | October 23, 2008

The opponents of immigration enforcement have stooped to a new low in Arizona with their latest attempt to undermine the state’s workplace verification laws.

Cliff May | October 23, 2008

Joe Biden is taking a lot of heat for saying that, should his running mate become president, "it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy ...we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."

Paul Edwards | October 23, 2008

It used to be that a “confessing church” was a church known for its adherence to the great theological confessions from church history.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | October 23, 2008

America is facing a collective panic. Financial markets are hammering our retirement accounts. Frenzied headlines are a daily occurrence in newspapers and scrolled along the bottom of cable TV news channels.

John McCaslin | October 23, 2008

"I guess your husband would agree with me on this!" Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, told a surprised MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell during an interview Wednesday afternoon on the pros and cons of tax plans offered by the two leading presidential candidates.

Larry Elder | October 23, 2008

What about this business of Barack Obama and William Ayers?

Cal Thomas | October 23, 2008

Just like that, Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden has given voters the single reason why they should not elect Barack Obama president of the United States.

Matt Towery | October 23, 2008

I've seen this happen once or twice: a complete meltdown of the Republican Party.

Emmett Tyrrell | October 23, 2008

The results of Joe Biden's brain scans are spread across several pages of the senator's records for all to see. Admittedly, those pages appear to be blank.

Ross Mackenzie | October 23, 2008

Recent quotations about the meaning of a possible Obama presidency:

Wed, Oct 22, 2008

Ann Coulter | October 22, 2008

The media are acting as if they completely and fully vetted Obama during the Democratic primaries and that's why they are entitled to send teams of researchers into Alaska to analyze Sarah Palin's every expense report.

Nathan Tabor | October 22, 2008

Christians cannot sit on the political sidelines any longer. There is too much at stake, for ourselves and for our children.

Michael Reagan | October 22, 2008

The media's almost universal opinion that Sen. Joe Biden simply made just another one of his gaffes -- when he warned that the election of the untested Barack Obama would inevitably result in a global crisis where our enemies take measure of the man by confronting him and America with a challenge -- was dead wrong.

Brian Fitzpatrick | October 22, 2008

Barack Obama’s relationship with Weathermen founder William Ayers would reveal a great deal about the candidate’s character and values, if establishment journalists chose to tell the tale.

Amanda Carpenter | October 22, 2008

MSNBC has launched a news project with a variety of left-wing special interest groups to boost their Election Day coverage and help viewers experiencing problems at the polls.

Paul Weyrich | October 22, 2008

Is there growing opposition to re-imposition of the so-called Fairness Doctrine or is there a clever effort - maybe a plot? - to convince opponents of the Doctrine that they need not worry?

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 22, 2008

As the election enters its last two weeks, social populism wars with economic populism to become the major outlet for American anger and angst and to satisfy the demand for change.

Janice Shaw Crouse | October 22, 2008

In the days before automatic garbage disposals in kitchen sinks, good housewives would wrap up the household garbage and throw it away.

Dr. Matthew Ladner | October 22, 2008

Senators McCain and Obama are racing down the stretch of the 2008 Presidential race with substantially different ideas about how to improve American education.

Warren Throckmorton | October 22, 2008

Recently, at a campaign stop, Joe Wurzelbacher, a plumber from Toledo, Ohio, asked Barack Obama if the candidate's tax plan would raise taxes.

John McCaslin | October 22, 2008

Remember the Million Man March? Well, the familiar voice of actor and former Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican, will officially launch the first-ever Million Woman Townhall in support of Sarah Palin.

Rich Galen | October 22, 2008

In the good old days there was a saying that when the American economy sneezes, the world economies catch a cold.

Michael Medved | October 22, 2008

Some disgruntled voices on the right argue that a decisive win for Barack Obama might actually help the conservative cause in the long run. This notion contradicts both common sense and historical precedent.

Michelle Malkin | October 22, 2008

If the prospect of Joe Biden sitting a heartbeat away from the presidency doesn't give you palpitations, you are not paying attention.

John Stossel | October 22, 2008

Avid supporters of John McCain and Barack Obama cannot wait until their man gets into office. They say things like: McCain "will bring peace and stability to the United States."

Walter E. Williams | October 22, 2008

One of the campaign themes this election cycle is "affordable" health care. Shouldn't we ask ourselves whether we want the politicians who brought us the "affordable" housing?

Brent Bozell | October 22, 2008

No one in Network Land cared that Obama's enormous wad of September cash would have been scoured as "obscene" if Bush had raised it in 2000 or 2004.

Tony Blankley | October 22, 2008

With the rise to enduring power of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal in 1933, a new type of Republican emerged in reaction to FDR's attractive and overawing power: the me-too Republican.

Ken Blackwell | October 22, 2008

While we hear a lot about "partisan politics" in the media, most Americans do not define themselves, first and foremost, by their political party.

Michael Gerson | October 22, 2008

Less than two weeks away from his likely election as president, the debate continues about the nature of Barack Obama's deepest political beliefs.

Terry Jeffrey | October 22, 2008

Appearing Monday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Joe Biden made the most high-profile statement yet of the Obama-Biden position on same-sex marriage.

David Harsanyi | October 22, 2008

At the height of the 1968 presidential campaign, Richard Nixon appeared on the hit show "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" and, in a flash of pop culture history, asked, "Sock it to me?"

David Harsanyi | October 22, 2008

Republicans are generally convinced that Democrats are a bunch of self-destructive naive Commies. Democrats, conversely, assume a healthy majority of Republicans boast the IQs of spotted toads.

Austin Bay | October 22, 2008

Mark my words, Joe Biden told a group of wealthy contributors. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like it did John Kennedy.

Donald Lambro | October 22, 2008

Barack Obama, who became rich with his best-selling books, seems to have a problem with wealth creation. It isn't in his lexicon, it isn't on his agenda, and it isn't in his campaign message.

Jacob Sullum | October 22, 2008

Despite all the facile comparisons between the current economic situation and the conditions that preceded the Great Depression, the most recent figures show GDP continuing to grow, with unemployment at a historically modest 6.1 percent.

Kathleen Parker | October 22, 2008

At this juncture, I wouldn't want to bet even a subprime mortgage on this presidential election. As perhaps never before, multiple hidden factors could alter the outcome.

Tue, Oct 21, 2008

Neal Boortz | October 21, 2008

I’ve noted that some other “pundits” out there are starting to post, in columns and in their blogs, the reasons they are going to vote the way they are going to vote.

Maggie Gallagher | October 21, 2008

Sarah Palin has become a giant inkblot test in American politics.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 21, 2008

Obama sent shock waves through political circles when announced on Monday that he had amassed $150 million in campaign contributions in September, giving him upwards of $600 million for his campaign.

Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD | October 21, 2008

For some time now, we have heard news of failed economies and failed com-panies, failed markets and failed marriages, failed domestic and foreign policies, failing cities and failing states, failing students and failing institutions.

Paul Weyrich | October 21, 2008

Forget the election for the moment. We will know the outcome in two weeks. The question one ought to consider seriously is what to do with one's money.

Bill Steigerwald | October 21, 2008

Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher, the Republican Party's newest working-class hero from Ohio, has been ridiculed and had his private life probed since he had the nerve to confront Barack Obama about taxation last week.

John McCaslin | October 21, 2008

"It is not true, I did not say that, and this is a case of a false accusation," Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, told this Inside the Beltway Radio host late Monday.

Armstrong Williams | October 21, 2008

Sometimes the right candidate comes along at the wrong time. They have just the amount wisdom and experience, gained over a lifetime of dedicated service to their country.

Thomas Sowell | October 21, 2008

It may seem hardly worthwhile going to the polls to vote this election year, since ACORN and the media have already decided that Barack Obama is to be the next President of the United States.

Chuck Norris | October 21, 2008

Obama will not lose his bid for the presidency because of his connections to Ayers, ACORN or socialist politics.

David Limbaugh | October 21, 2008

There's little doubt America is a center-right nation, which is why Barack Obama denies and conceals his liberalism and packages himself as a harbinger of hope and change.

Mona Charen | October 21, 2008

God bless him. Joe the plumber, that is, for coaxing from Sen. Obama his true motive for raising taxes.

Cal Thomas | October 21, 2008

People who put faith in government to solve national or even individual problems are headed for deep disappointment, if it hasn't already arrived. Still, that doesn't stop politicians from attempting to sell political snake oil to the gullible.

Dennis Prager | October 21, 2008

Next to the presidential election, California Proposition 8 is the most important vote in America.

Pat Buchanan | October 21, 2008

Was race a factor in the decision of Colin Powell to repudiate his party's nominee and friend of 25 years, Sen. John McCain, two weeks before Election Day, and to endorse Barack Obama?

Debra J. Saunders | October 21, 2008

In an age of craven politics, John McCain is not afraid to swim against the tide. When Americans soured on the Iraq War and had begun telling pollsters they wanted out, McCain pushed for a surge of U.S. troops in Iraq.

Phyllis Schlafly | October 21, 2008

Will William Ayers be secretary of education in a Barack Obama administration? All parents should ponder that possibility before making their choice for president on Nov. 4.

Bill Murchison | October 21, 2008

There is, as duly reported, a tide in the affairs of men, and Barack Obama rides it: hardly dampening his dress shoes as he surges toward authority and power.

Ed Feulner | October 21, 2008

Can you imagine the government forcing you to take benefits you didn’t want? How about a situation where you’d have to sue the government to get out of taking those benefits?

William Rusher | October 21, 2008

It was probably inevitable. In small doses, it may even be desirable. Never mind that the economic crisis we face isn't nationwide, but worldwide, with causes that are beyond the power of any one nation, even this one, to remedy.

Ben Shapiro | October 21, 2008

It’s not the divide between black and white; it’s not even the divide between liberals and conservatives. It’s the divide between elitists and the rest of us.

Mon, Oct 20, 2008

Douglas MacKinnon | October 20, 2008

Ironically, but not surprisingly, politics is a business where the truth is not always embraced. Many times, it´s outright shunned and denied.

Roger Schlesinger | October 20, 2008

The stock market isn't even recognizable, let alone similar, to the way it was designed. The idea of buying stocks, classically, was to get a dividend that would give you a return on your money.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 20, 2008

Ronald Reagan's most important contribution to the American political dialogue was his ability to move the tax issue from an economic-populist issue into a populist, blue-collar one.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | October 20, 2008

The role of the church in the public square has been the subject of many recent debates. Much of the concern about Christians and the evangelical Church has centered on how we will use our considerable secular power at the ballot box.

Janet M. LaRue | October 20, 2008

Where are California’s pastors in the fight over preserving marriage?

Thomas Sowell | October 20, 2008

Telling a friend that the love of his life is a phony and dangerous is not likely to get him to change his mind. But it may cost you a friend.

Bill Steigerwald | October 20, 2008

Russell Roberts is pretty good at spreading free-market economic ideas into places where they might not ordinarily be appreciated -- namely, National Public Radio and the op-ed pages of The New York Times.

Allison Kasic | October 20, 2008

Now that the school year is in full swing, many parents are probably wondering how their children are adapting to their new educational environment.

Paul Weyrich | October 20, 2008

The debates are concluded. In a few weeks voters will decide who will occupy the Oval Office for the next four years.

Amanda Carpenter | October 20, 2008

Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden is already trying to manage expectations for an Obama Administration.

Rich Galen | October 20, 2008

Yesterday, the National Broadcasting Company buried the memory of Tim Russert by turning Meet the Press into a campaign event for Barack Obama.

Michael McBride | October 20, 2008

Where is Toto when needed? It is time to pull the curtain back a little further, we need to figure out who the man behind the curtain is before those of us “taxpayers” who actually pay income tax are all tithing fifty percent to the state.

Mike Adams | October 20, 2008

There is a new course being offered at UNC-Wilmington in the spring semester of 2009. Before I go any further, let me assure you that I’m not making this up.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 20, 2008

The most important political contribution of Ronald Reagan to the American political dialogue was his ability to move the issue of taxes from its economic populist cast into a populist, blue-collar issue.

Debra J. Saunders | October 20, 2008

Is Sarah Palin ready to be president? I haven't seen enough of the GOP vice presidential candidate to get a handle on the answer to that question. I know that she wants to finish the job in Iraq.

Paul Greenberg | October 20, 2008

“The most interesting aspect of the recent Wall Street coverage,” at least to Florence King, the grande dame and just plain grand old dame of America-watching, is the resurrection of the word Depression, which once upon a time no one dared utter.

Burt Prelutsky | October 20, 2008

With the possible exception of who should be the next American Idol, there is probably no question that divides Americans more than abortion.

Austin Nimocks | October 20, 2008

We all love and appreciate honesty, and it’s finally coming from the most unlikely of sources—the homosexual agenda.

Frank Turek | October 20, 2008

Joe Biden recently asked why his Democrat Party isn’t seen as the “Party of God.”

Carol Platt Liebau | October 20, 2008

It’s been quite a week for “Joe the Plumber,” aka Joe Wurzelbacher of Ohio.

Star Parker | October 20, 2008

As John McCain tries to salvage his presidential campaign over the few weeks he has left, he ought to think about the Coca Cola Company in 1985.

Sun, Oct 19, 2008

Karin Agness | October 19, 2008

The Obama Campaign has infiltrated college and graduate school campuses throughout the United States.

Ken Connor | October 19, 2008

The fact of the matter is, however, that President Bush and the Republicans who dominated Congress during most of his administration governed as anything but conservatives.

Terry Paulson | October 19, 2008

The President of the United States should not be an entry-level position! Experience matters! It’s not a sufficient qualification, but it’s certainly a necessary one.

Nathan Tabor | October 19, 2008

It seems that, in this election, clear battle lines have been drawn between conservatism and liberalism, between the politics of Reagan and the politics of Cuomo, between a culture of life and a culture of death.

David Stokes | October 19, 2008

The final debate between John McCain and Barack Obama was primarily about the economy. That was appropriate and understandable.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | October 19, 2008

Elevator conversations can be intriguing – sometimes they are extreme in nature, either light or profound. Yesterday’s was profound.

Steve Chapman | October 19, 2008

When you set out to do something important, it doesn't matter just whether you achieve it -- it also matters how.

George Will | October 19, 2008

The Rev. Robert Duncan, 60, is not a Lutheran, but he is a Luther, of sorts. The former Episcopal bishop of Pittsburgh has, in effect, said the words with which Martin Luther shattered Christendom and asserted the primacy of individual judgment and conscience that defines the modern temperament.

Austin Hill | October 19, 2008

Why has a guy named Joe from Holland, Ohio, been a hot topic among the two dominant presidential campaigns?

Kevin McCullough | October 19, 2008

After Barack Obama got rhetorically bludgeoned this week with the consequences of his own words to a working class guy from Toledo, the nation got a peek into his soul.

Salena Zito | October 19, 2008

Never give up, never give in, and never let the pundits decide when your campaign is over.

Paul Jacob | October 19, 2008

Worried about the federal budget? Our post-constitutional government? The upcoming national election? Add a tiny county to your list.