Sun, Dec 28, 2008

Steve Chapman | December 28, 2008

Once upon a time, Americans had the idea that stock markets traveled on an escalator that went only one direction: up.

Sat, Dec 27, 2008

Richard Olivastro | December 27, 2008

The domestic automakers are in ‘Intensive Care’. The bailout medicine being injected as an IV drop by the outgoing Bush Administration is a $17 billion dollar placebo.

Doug Giles | December 27, 2008

The economic times we are living in are rougher and scarier than Rosie just before getting bikini waxed.

Roger Schlesinger | December 27, 2008

The storm I am talking about is in real estate in these United States.

Michael Barone | December 27, 2008

Barack Obama and his family are vacationing in his native Hawaii, far from the wintry snows of Chicago -- and far from almost every other American politician.

Oliver North | December 27, 2008

It's the "the holiday season" -- the politically correct euphemism for this time of year, when we're supposed to demonstrate the "spirit of the season" by going shopping.

Nick Nichols | December 27, 2008

‘Twas two days after Christmas and all through the land
Retailers were panicked—huge supply, no demand.

Fri, Dec 26, 2008

Michelle Malkin | December 26, 2008

Ah, the perks of media affection. On Christmas Day, the Washington Post delivered a front-page paean to Barack Obama's workout habits.

Brent Bozell | December 26, 2008

On to 2009, and as Hollywood's political contributions helped remove any Republican leadership in Washington, the level of raunch, like the economy, may get much worse before it gets better.

Mona Charen | December 26, 2008

Barack Obama's decision to have Pastor Rick Warren deliver the invocation at his inauguration next month has provoked anguish among some of his formerly ardent supporters.

Pat Buchanan | December 26, 2008

"I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system," President Bush told CNN, defending his offer of $17 billion in loans to the Big Three "to make sure the economy doesn't collapse."

Suzanne Fields | December 26, 2008

The holiday season is all ablaze, with lights to brighten the eye and warm the spirit.

Linda Chavez | December 26, 2008

For the past dozen years, my family has been constantly growing until we now number 15.

Rich Tucker | December 26, 2008

Once upon a time, and within living memory, a new president urged Americans to “ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”

Burt Prelutsky | December 26, 2008

Once upon a time, Santa Claus was a very popular figure around this time of year. Edmund Gwenn even won an Oscar for portraying him in a movie. But along the way, it was Scrooge who kept gaining in favor.

Thu, Dec 25, 2008

Rachel Marsden | December 25, 2008

This past Saturday morning, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper appeared live on national television to give both himself and the voting public a rogering so intense that I was surprised it wasn’t censored as pornography.

Matt Towery | December 25, 2008

We saw what happened when the mighty and powerful captains of Wall Street and the big banks asked for a giant blank check from Congress.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 25, 2008

The decline of The New York Times continues, alas and egad. On Monday, the Times was duped by some scoundrel who sent the newspaper's Web site a rude e-mail about Caroline Kennedy.

Steve Chapman | December 25, 2008

When President George W. Bush had to duck a pair of shoes thrown at him by an irate Iraqi journalist at a news conference in Baghdad, the depressing part was not just that his administration has managed to alienate many Iraqis.

Mary Grabar | December 25, 2008

Tis the season. . . for atheist Grinches to display their hatred of Christmas by trying to stomp out one of the most visible displays of Christianity in a country founded, and still operating on, Judeo-Christian principles.

George Will | December 25, 2008

In Winslow Homer's 1865 painting "The Veteran in a New Field," a farmer, bathed in sunshine, his back to the viewer, his Union uniform jacket cast on the ground, harvests wheat with a single-bladed scythe.

Larry Elder | December 25, 2008

Add the name Bernard Madoff to the pantheon of big-time thieves. The legendary billionaire hedge fund manager, "the man with the Midas touch," now stands accused of running a massive Ponzi scheme, perhaps the largest in history.

Robert Knight | December 25, 2008

December 24 is that wonderful day of the year when all but the most stubborn holdouts drop the “happy holidays” charade and use the word Christmas, as in Christmas Eve.

John Andrews | December 25, 2008

Good news. Death is on defense this week. That’s a big reason for the excitement about Christmas and Hanukkah.

Wed, Dec 24, 2008

Ann Coulter | December 24, 2008

Is it just me, or does Kwanzaa seem to come earlier and earlier each year?

Kathryn Lopez | December 24, 2008

There was something brilliant about President-elect Barack Obama's choice of evangelical pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at his presidential inauguration next month.

Thomas Sowell | December 24, 2008

Random thoughts on the passing scene.

Michelle Malkin | December 24, 2008

The Wal-Mart stampede in Long Island, N.Y., last month exposed the ugliest side of the Christmas season.

John Stossel | December 24, 2008

Barack Obama wants to use the recession to remake the U.S. economy.

Walter E. Williams | December 24, 2008

Americans have been rope-a-doped into believing that global warming is going to destroy our planet. Scientists who have been skeptical about manmade global warming have been called traitors or handmaidens of big oil.

Brent Bozell | December 24, 2008

Sean Hannity marks 2008 as the year journalism died. But it could just as easily be the year journalism felt a thrill going up its leg.

Jonah Goldberg | December 24, 2008

Does anyone know what we're supposed to call this decade? Is it the 2000s? The twenty-ohs?

Tony Blankley | December 24, 2008

I recently read a book that deserves the widest possible readership: "The Trouble with Textbooks -- Distorting History and Religion," by Gary A. Tobin and Dennis R. Ybarra.

Cal Thomas | December 24, 2008

These days everything is political, or can be made so; even an inaugural prayer.

Michael Medved | December 24, 2008

Attacks on Christmas originate most often from the secular left but this year journalists have begun highlighting Yuletide criticism from disgruntled commentators on the religious right.

Terry Jeffrey | December 24, 2008

The Ghost of New Years Yet to Come wakes you from a fretful sleep and brings you to a cold December day in the not-too-distant future.

Ben Shapiro | December 24, 2008

In opposing gay marriage, Warren said, Im opposed to the redefinition of a 5,000-year definition of marriage.

David Harsanyi | December 24, 2008

Celebrated progressive doyenne Arianna Huffington recently penned a brilliantly absurd piece, titled "Laissez-Faire Capitalism Should Be as Dead as Soviet Communism."

Donald Lambro | December 24, 2008

As gloomy as our economy seems now, we still have plenty of reasons in this season of hope and goodwill to be grateful and even optimistic about the future.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | December 24, 2008

It's the traditional season of giving, but with today's slowing economy and declining stock market, like many people you may be feeling a pinch.

Ken Connor | December 24, 2008

Christmas spending is down substantially this holiday season. So, too, is Christmas giving.

Ross Mackenzie | December 24, 2008

It's Christmas time, and if you were Santa Claus - well, let's see....

Austin Bay | December 24, 2008

As we approach the New Year, hope for Peace on Earth, and wish one another cheer and goodwill, it is fair to damn our terrible condition.

Jacob Sullum | December 24, 2008

A couple of years ago, perceiving a giant, light-covered fir at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., as a symbol of Christmas, the Jewish organization Chabad of Seattle sought to erect a menorah to commemorate Chanukah.

Tue, Dec 23, 2008

Michael Reagan | December 23, 2008

Listening to some of those on the left you'd think that Barack Obama had suddenly announced he had changed parties and enrolled as a pro-life Republican, while over on the right some malcontents worry that he has abandoned genuine Christianity and become a member of a heretical sect.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 23, 2008

Caroline Kennedy apparently thinks that she is entitled to be appointed as the next junior Senator from New York.

John McCaslin | December 23, 2008

The same high winds that blew into the nation's capital Monday canceled the moving of the delay-plagued aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Newport News to the Norfolk Naval Station.

Bill Murchison | December 23, 2008

A principal frustration to the culture is how little the culture is able to actually control, hard as it works at the job of control.

Thomas Sowell | December 23, 2008

With both Barack Obama's supporters and the media looking forward to the new administration's policies being similar to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's policies during the 1930s depression, it may be useful to look at just what those policies were and-- more important-- what their consequences were.

Chuck Norris | December 23, 2008

'Tis the season to be Jesus stealing? Away in a manger, no Christ for the bed? It has become a new Christmas fetish -- neutering Nativity scenes by jacking Jesus.

David Limbaugh | December 23, 2008

When you read reports that President-elect Obama is going to establish a "task force to assist middle-class families" and that incoming VP Joe Biden will be its point man, keep a very sharp eye on what's going on here.

Mona Charen | December 23, 2008

My friend Danielle Frum (wife of David) has decorated their house with Hanukkah lights this year. No big deal, you say?

Ken Blackwell | December 23, 2008

As President-elect Barack Obama prepares to protect our national security as commander-in-chief, we should hope his policies will be a radical departure from his campaign promises.

Cal Thomas | December 23, 2008

Examples of faith abound at this time of year. There is the faith children put in Santa Claus to bring them stuff that magically no one seems to have paid for.

Debra J. Saunders | December 23, 2008

Gay civil rights groups -- the Human Rights Campaign and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force -- are calling on President-elect Barack Obama to yank his invitation to Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren to give the inaugural prayer on Jan. 20.

Phyllis Schlafly | December 23, 2008

When Candidate Barack Obama declared himself a "citizen of the world" before thousands of cheering German socialists, and later pledged to "rejoin the World Community," those weren't just his usual platitudes about "change."

Donald Lambro | December 23, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama is fixated on the size and cost of the infrastructure spending package he will propose next year, believing that the bigger the price tag, the more effective it will be.

Ed Feulner | December 23, 2008

It looks as if the Bush administration intends to spend billions of dollars bailing out the American automotive industry.

Richard Olivastro | December 23, 2008

Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Have you started yet? Will you start?

Paul Weyrich | December 23, 2008

The President-elect appears to have stepped back from some of his campaign promises.

Dennis Prager | December 23, 2008

Given our preoccupation with politics and economics, it is easy to forget that for most of us micro issues still play a greater role in our lives.

Pat Buchanan | December 23, 2008

The passing of "Deep Throat," calls forth some rebuttal to the tributes lavished upon Felt as the honest lawman who saved our republic.

Mon, Dec 22, 2008

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

Last week Paul Weyrich, a true American hero, passed away at the surprisingly young age of 66.

Dave Ramsey | December 22, 2008

I’ve noticed that lately there are a lot of loan modification companies opening in my area.

La Shawn Barber | December 22, 2008

Half a century ago, America was embroiled in a legal and moral struggle to end government-sanctioned racial discrimination. Under a system known as Jim Crow, our government treated citizens differently based on race.

Diana West | December 22, 2008

Here's your hat, what's your hurry -- but since you're still hanging around, why don't you knot your shoelaces together and soak your head?

Paul Greenberg | December 22, 2008

The highlight of this holiday season for me has been a quite wonderful piece by the prolific, splendiferous and generally sparkling-all-over Christopher Hitchens.

Bill Steigerwald | December 22, 2008

Don't hold your breath waiting for economic historian Thomas DiLorenzo to show up as a guest lecturer at your local Republican Party's next Abraham Lincoln birthday gala.

Rich Galen | December 22, 2008

Yesterday, December 21, 2008, I turned 62, making me eligible for Social Security. This does not fill me with the joy of this or any other season.

John McCaslin | December 22, 2008

It's time to step down into the basement of the White House for the traditional reading of the holiday poem titled, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas: 2008 White House Press Basement Version."

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 22, 2008

Now that Bill Clinton has released the list of his 205,000 donors who have given close to $500 million to his library and foundation, it is clear why he resisted releasing the list while his wife was running for president.

Burt Prelutsky | December 22, 2008

Just when you think the folks on the left can't get any goofier, they go and surpass themselves.

William Rusher | December 22, 2008

President-elect Obama's designation of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., as his intended secretary of state creates a vacancy in her Senate seat, which New York Gov. David A. Paterson must now fill by an appointment that will last through 2010. Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy, has indicated that she aspires to the job.

Matt Barber | December 22, 2008

Modern-day liberals – or "progressives" as they more discreetly prefer – labor under an awkward misconception; namely, that there is anything remotely "progressive" about the fundamental canons of their blind, secular-humanist faith.

Star Parker | December 22, 2008

Are we so lost today that we have forgotten that our great miracle has been produced by free people living in a free country?

Terry Paulson | December 22, 2008

As we approach Christmas, I’m reminded once again about the contrast between the modern Christmas celebration and the reason Christ came that first Christmas.

Mike Adams | December 22, 2008

Ann Coulter was right when she said the essence of being a liberal is having one set of rules for oneself and an entirely different set of rules for other people.

Sun, Dec 21, 2008

Salena Zito | December 21, 2008

Three weeks ago, I felt certain that this year wouldn't feel a lot like Christmas.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | December 21, 2008

Rather than thinking of sugar plums at Christmas, I often conjur visions of perfection in my head: the perfect card, sent to all our friends right after Thanksgiving, the perfect tree, perfect caroling and perfectly behaved children.

David Stokes | December 21, 2008

Several years ago, David Cornwell (better known by his nom de plume, John Le Carré) told an interviewer that, “espionage was not really something exclusive and clandestine.

Steve Chapman | December 21, 2008

One of the great achievements of our time has been the conquest of inflation. In the 1970s, it ravaged our savings, raised our taxes and kept the economy on a roller coaster.

George Will | December 21, 2008

A new Capitol Visitor Center recently opened, just in time for the transformation of the Capitol building into a tomb for the antiquated idea that the legislative branch matters.

Ken Connor | December 21, 2008

In January, the joy of giving will give way to the pain of "payment due." Bills are not pleasant for anybody, but there is one bill that all Americans should be thankful for—the Bill of Rights.

Kevin McCullough | December 21, 2008

Those who serve in our nation's military espouse values that confuse the left, confound their purpose, and leave them unable to understand, much less resonate with our service men and women.

Austin Hill | December 21, 2008

Breaking News: Pastor Rick Warren may be about to receive a bunch of gift cards.

Paul Jacob | December 21, 2008

We've had our fun sniping about how corrupt the state of Illinois can be, how Gov. Rod Blagojevich is just the latest from a state noted for its smoke-filled rooms, payola, and double-dealing.