Sat, Jan 10, 2009

Amanda Carpenter | January 10, 2009

The 1200-page, pork-laden, $10 billion proposal locks up millions of acres of energy-rich property by designating it an environmentalist-friendly “federal wilderness” area where not even as much as a bicycle would be permitted to travel across the land.

Michael Barone | January 10, 2009

How will Barack Obama govern as president? One clue, I think, is the site where he chose to make his first post-election policy speech, laying out his economic stimulus plan last week.

Fri, Jan 09, 2009

Rachel Marsden | January 09, 2009

The latest chapter in the conflict between the governments of Israel and Palestine is generating loads of media ink – and huge, whopping lies.

David Horowitz | January 09, 2009

The unspoken truth about the fighting in Gaza, which began on December 19 2008 when Hamas rockets broke a voluntary truce, is that this is the frontline of a much larger war.

Howard McKeon | January 09, 2009

When three of the top policymakers in Washington voice explicit support for a particular viewpoint, it merits notice.

Ed Feulner | January 09, 2009

It’s official: President-elect Barack Obama’s two daughters are attending Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.

Rich Tucker | January 09, 2009

Humans worry. We worry about big things (will I lose my job this year?) and little things (did I remember to tip the barista?). But we always worry.

Kathryn Lopez | January 09, 2009

Creeped out: That's the best way I can describe my response upon stumbling into an anti-Israel protest one recent Sunday in Manhattan.

Allen Hunt | January 09, 2009

You know the old joke: “It's cheaper to keep her.” Truer than ever before. Many Americans are living that out right now because of necessity. Thank goodness.

John McCaslin | January 09, 2009

Arguably one of the hardest-working White House correspondents of the past three decades is Mark Knoller, heard every day on CBS Radio News and beyond.

Michael Reagan | January 09, 2009

Like millions of my fellow Americans I want Barack Obama to succeed in governing America and reviving the economy, despite my opposition to his candidacy.

Rich Galen | January 09, 2009

The Secret Service, the FBI, the CIA, the AFL-CIO, and just about every other organization with people who carry guns, has a hand in the Inauguration of Barack Obama which will occur on January 20.

Larry Kudlow | January 09, 2009

Obama spoke Thursday at George Mason University about his American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan -- a.k.a. the stimulus package. There’s an interesting section that would warm the heart of John Maynard Keynes.

Mike Gallagher | January 09, 2009

The entire Mideast situation is a mess. Of course it is complicated and nuanced. But for me, things get pretty simple when I know that one side wants the other side dead.

Michelle Malkin | January 09, 2009

If a community organizer can be president and a Saturday Night Live comedian can be a U.S. senator, why can't a plumber be a reporter?

John Hawkins | January 09, 2009

Just consider this to be constructive criticism aimed at idiots who are too dumb to ever take it.

Brent Bozell | January 09, 2009

Years from now, how will we explain the good old days of free enterprise to our grandchildren?

Jonah Goldberg | January 09, 2009

The Democrats are folding like an ironing board over this Roland Burris business, and for some reason people are surprised.

David Limbaugh | January 09, 2009

The best long-term solutions for our ailing economy are to restore market forces in every possible sector, reduce the crippling tax burden, and restore responsible fiscal practices to the federal government.

Mona Charen | January 09, 2009

What Gladwell shows is not that talent doesn't matter, but that great success is nearly always talent matched to good fortune.

Oliver North | January 09, 2009

During the course of the past two months, President-elect Barack Obama and the presidential transition team have replaced their campaign maxim, "Change We Can Believe In," with a new mantra: "We Only Have One President at a Time."

Pat Buchanan | January 09, 2009

Barack Obama, it is said, will inherit the worst times since the Great Depression. Not to minimize the crisis we are in, but we need a little perspective here.

Michael Gerson | January 09, 2009

WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 14, the Ugandan army launched an attack on leaders of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Congo, targeting its commander, Joseph Kony.

Suzanne Fields | January 09, 2009

Historically, the transition time between the election of a president and the inauguration is one of national vulnerability, but Obama can find this interim to be an asset.

David Harsanyi | January 09, 2009

In our nation, even twisted extremists are welcome to express their opinions.

Matt Towery | January 09, 2009

You're not Bernie Madoff, he of the special treatment. You're not the guy who has ruined families and triggered suicides.

Linda Chavez | January 09, 2009

Rod Blagojevich may look like one of the dim bulbs from Tony Soprano's Bada Bing, but the guy's a political genius.

Charles Krauthammer | January 09, 2009

Israel's leaders have purposely obscured their war aims in Gaza. But there are only two possible endgames: (A) a Lebanon-like cessation of hostilities to be supervised by international observers, or (B) the disintegration of Hamas rule in Gaza.

Burt Prelutsky | January 09, 2009

In a recent Rasmussen Poll, 62% of Republicans in America sided with Israel, while a mere 31% of Democrats favored Israel in the current conflict.

Hugh Hewitt | January 09, 2009

Tim Weiner's Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA ought to be required reading for every member of the new Administration.

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

Thomas Sowell | January 08, 2009

In December, I was asked to file a second report on an automobile accident that took place back in September, during a visit to Los Angeles. A truck slammed into my car from behind while I was stopped at a traffic light.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 08, 2009

President-elect Barack Obama's appointments to Homeland Security, the Justice Department and now the CIA indicate a virtual abandonment of the War on Terror.

Donald Lambro | January 08, 2009

It's a time-honored tradition in American politics for a new president to have a "honeymoon" before he experiences the rough and tumble of partisan combat that occurs during every administration.

Diana West | January 08, 2009

If I were Gov. Bill Richardson, still smarting somewhere in New Mexico over his lost Cabinet post in the incoming Obama administration, I would be plenty sore about Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Cliff May | January 08, 2009

Palestinian civilians continue to be murdered in cold blood - several dozen just last weekend. Many of the victims were gunned down inside hospitals and schools.

Robert M. Duncan | January 08, 2009

As a National Committeeman for the past 17 years, I can attest that there has been more public attention paid to the election of the next Chairman of the Republican National Committee than I have ever seen. And, I think that’s a good thing.

Amanda Carpenter | January 08, 2009

In the six-way race for Republican National Committee Chairman every candidate has earned some kind of short-hand description.

Mike Adams | January 08, 2009

I didn’t decide that psychology professors are nut jobs based on recent encounters. I’ve been collecting evidence for years and I’d like to publish it. Do you know of any good journals?

John McCaslin | January 08, 2009

The Madison hotel on 15th Street Northwest is unveiling its own "Lincoln Bedroom" to commemorate the much-heralded inauguration of Barack Obama as the nation's 44th president.

Roger Schlesinger | January 08, 2009

So much is going on that offends any moral person in all areas of our country that I am shocked that nobody seems to stand up and ask, "what the heck is going on?"

Larry Elder | January 08, 2009

Much of the world buys the line -- peddled by the Palestinians and the Arab Muslim world and, indeed, many Western countries -- that paints Israel as the bad "Goliath" that "stole" the land from the "Palestinians."

Cal Thomas | January 08, 2009

Entering the West Wing reception area for my last interview with President George W. Bush is a surreal experience.

Debra J. Saunders | January 08, 2009

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has an identity problem. In blocking the lawful and legitimate appointment of Roland Burris -- admittedly tarnished by its maker, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich -- the Nevada Democrat apparently thought that he was the king of Illinois, with the veto power over whom Illinois could send to the Senate.

Terry Jeffrey | January 08, 2009

If there is one thing Americans from every region, income bracket, ethnic group and political persuasion have done in unison in recent days, it is watch football -- a true common denominator of our culture.

Steve Chapman | January 08, 2009

If there is anything we have learned from the crisis in the financial sector, it's the urgent need for more regulation.

Rebecca Hagelin | January 08, 2009

In these times of economic troubles the liberals are looking to take more control of your money, your business, your freedom and your future.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 08, 2009

If you are going out anytime during the next few months, may I suggest that you wear a hat? You might even buy earmuffs. We are experiencing yet another cold winter.

Marvin Olasky | January 08, 2009

A pro-abortion culture requires eternal vigilance. Heresy can sneak through.

Ross Mackenzie | January 08, 2009

The left and the media and the ever-expanding blogosphere, and of course the Democrats, never permitted George Bush to recover from the circumstances of his 2000 election.

George Will | January 08, 2009

In America's ever-more-democratic society, egalitarianism seeps into everything, even the supposedly severe meritocracy of sport.

Pat Buchanan | January 08, 2009

New York had Joe Dimaggio. Boston had Ted Williams. And Washington, D.C.? Well, we had Sammy Baugh, the greatest football player ever to pull on a jersey.

Wed, Jan 07, 2009

Ann Coulter | January 07, 2009

The claim that there's no such thing as a left wing press is a patent lie said to enrage conservatives.

Thomas Sowell | January 07, 2009

Before you do anything else, make a note to read "The Top Ten Myths of American Health Care" by Sally C. Pipes. It might literally save your life, by checking the political stampede toward a government-controlled medical profession-- usually presented politically as "universal health care."

Janice Shaw Crouse | January 07, 2009

When the data showed a decline in teen pregnancies, teen abortions, and teen sexual activity, the mainstream media barely noticed.

Allison Kasic | January 07, 2009

Gender warriors are not wasting any time in 2009. Two pieces of falsely titled “gender equity” legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act, are set to be the first votes of the new House.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 07, 2009

As John F. Kennedy once said, "sometimes partisanship demands too much." Watching Al Franken and the Democrats steal this election, vote by vote, is a horrific sight that makes a mockery of the electoral process, the fundamental element in our democracy. If this travesty is allowed to stand, it essentially means that any close election constitutes an open invitation to try to steal the victory.

Dan Kennedy | January 07, 2009

Some associates and I have recently invested capital in forming a new bank. I’m not allowed to give out its name or location here, in this column, as commercial promotion is forbidden thanks to the non-profit status of the publisher – an annoying little oddity, given that I’m writing in defense of capitalism.

Armstrong Williams | January 07, 2009

I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely amazed by this Illinois senate storyline that has developed since Gov. Blagojevich was disgraced weeks ago with a federal indictment.

Paul Greenberg | January 07, 2009

Barack Obama and his team of Cabinet-vetters and political balancers were doing so well there for a while.

Ben Shapiro | January 07, 2009

Its deja vu all over again. At least thats how it always feels when Israel undertakes a major operation against the Muslim terror groups that surround it.

Hugh Hewitt | January 07, 2009

Hugh Hewitt interviews Michael Oren, a fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and author of “Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East.”

Amanda Carpenter | January 07, 2009

Democratic leadership announced that the disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s nod for Roland Burris to Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat will be approved despite worries about the “tainted” nature of the appointment.

John McCaslin | January 07, 2009

Two months ago, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain was mobbed by crowds everywhere he stepped.

Rich Galen | January 07, 2009

In the 1967 film "Cool Hand Luke" Strother Martin, playing the warden of a southern prison, tells Luke, played by Paul Newman: "What we have here is … failure to communicate."

Brent Bozell | January 07, 2009

Ann Coulter's new book, "Guilty," is out, and two things are certain: It will surely be another best-seller, and she will once again drive the Left bonkers. No institution will be more offended than the national press. Prepare to witness their meltdown.

Michelle Malkin | January 07, 2009

Barack Obama has dubbed his behemoth fiscal stimulus proposal the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan."

John Stossel | January 07, 2009

Bernard Madoff, who stands accused of bilking sophisticated investors out of $50 billion, is reported to have told two of his executives that his business was "a giant Ponzi scheme."

Walter E. Williams | January 07, 2009

Sometimes I wish there were a humane way to get rid of the rich. Without the rich for whipping boys, we might be able to concentrate on what's best for the 99 and a half percent of the rest of us.

Jonah Goldberg | January 07, 2009

At a Saturday protest in New York against Israel's military assault on Gaza, some carried signs that read: "Israel: The Fourth Reich," "Holocaust by Holocaust Survivors," "Stop Israel's Holocaust," "Holocaust in Gaza" and "Stop the Zionist Genocide in Gaza."

Tony Blankley | January 07, 2009

With two weeks still left in President-elect Barack Obama's transition and because of the alleged corrupt conduct of several people in his proximity and his own passivity and public silence (and the inherent drama of current events), his has become the most dramatic presidential transition in memory.

Michael Medved | January 07, 2009

In the first days of 2009, the forces of civilization won a decisive and perhaps even definitive victory against one of the world's most fanatical and bloodthirsty terrorist organizations.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 07, 2009

The ostensible purpose of the war in Gaza is for Israel to wipe out Hamas and eliminate its capacity to rain rockets down on its citizens.

Michael Gerson | January 07, 2009

Barack Obama was elected, in part, as the antidote to ambition. Unlike John F. Kennedy, who campaigned against the golf-playing complacency of the Eisenhower era, Obama appealed to a nation weary of large national exertions -- a nation longing for a normalcy beyond the wars, hurricanes, floods and assorted plagues of the Bush years.

David Harsanyi | January 07, 2009

Politicians, it seems, only stop working to move into correctional facilities or pine boxes. Really, are they so exceptional we can't let them go?

Austin Bay | January 07, 2009

In Roman mythology, Janus was the god of endings and beginnings. The god --his namesake is the month of January -- had two faces, one figuratively looking toward the past, one to the future.

Paul Greenberg | January 07, 2009

Who's winning, who's losing in the latest unpleasantness in the Mideast?

Jacob Sullum | January 07, 2009

Last week, the Treasury Department bought a $5 billion stake in GMAC as part of a plan to transform the lender, formerly the financial arm of General Motors, into a bank holding company.

Kathleen Parker | January 07, 2009

When it comes to the six Republicans competing for lead dog of the GOP leadership, all are on point: They love Ronald Reagan, are pro-life, advocate small government, and promise more diversity and fewer taxes.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | January 07, 2009

The new year has always been a good time to take a look at past spending patterns and resolve to do better in the future. But what if you're in a relationship?

Tue, Jan 06, 2009

Amanda Carpenter | January 06, 2009

House Democrats will hold a hearing on President-elect Barack Obama’s $1 trillion spending plan where no dissenting opinions are going to be permitted Wednesday, previewing a long year ahead for the newly silenced minority.

Donald Lambro | January 06, 2009

President-elect Barack Obama's proposed tax cuts to get the economy moving again may look good on the outside, but if you lift the hood, there's not much inside to get us where we need to go.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 06, 2009

It now looks like half of President-elect Barack Obama's stimulus package will take the form of "tax cuts" for 95 percent of all Americans.

Cal Thomas | January 06, 2009

One last interview with President George W. Bush touched on a host of topics, including Gaza, the economy, tax cuts, and other aspects of his presidency.

John McCaslin | January 06, 2009

Time it took President Bush once his motorcade arrived back to the White House at 8:29 a.m. Sunday morning to change out of his church clothes and into his biking gear, then depart again by motorcade at 8:36 a.m. for a bicycle outing: 7 minutes.

Roger Schlesinger | January 06, 2009

Can the economy be saved without a mass infusion of government money?

Thomas Sowell | January 06, 2009

Two centuries ago, when there were plans to create a huge fund of money to pay off Britain's national debt, the great classical economist David Ricardo objected on grounds that-- no matter what the money was said to be for-- politicians could spend it for whatever they wanted.

Chuck Norris | January 06, 2009

The USA is being infiltrated by illegals, sold to foreign powers, and abandoned by its government.

David Limbaugh | January 06, 2009

Barack Obama, itching to implement his gigantic stimulus package as soon as possible, is dangling the idea of combining his spending package with a tax cut in hopes of securing another kind of stimulus.

Mona Charen | January 06, 2009

It was lost amid the news of Israel's counterattack on Hamas in the past few days, but Hamas' leadership passed several new laws for Gaza in December.

Cal Thomas | January 06, 2009

Like pigs waiting in line to get their snouts in the feeding trough, come many of the nation's governors -- on the heels of the mayors -- asking Washington for bailout money.

Pat Buchanan | January 06, 2009

Let us see if the media, and his colleagues, are as tough on Reid as they were on Lott.

Debra J. Saunders | January 06, 2009

Conventional wisdom last week decreed that President-elect Barack Obama had done such a fine job culling his Cabinet that only one pick -- Attorney General-nominee Eric Holder -- would present a problem, but most likely, a surmountable hurdle.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 06, 2009

ISI administered a very basic test on American history, government and economics to 2,500 Americans age 25 and older.

Bill Murchison | January 06, 2009

Left-wing bloggers won't be happy to find men and women of the right celebrating the Democrats' stated intention to make tax cutting a key element in their economic recovery program.

Dennis Prager | January 06, 2009

He regards himself as a man of the left, yet on one of the defining moral issues of our time, attitudes toward Israel, he has nothing in common with the left.

Mon, Jan 05, 2009

Amanda Carpenter | January 05, 2009

Norm Coleman’s legal team started batting down the hatches for a long, legal battle hours after the Minnesota State Canvassing Board declared Democratic comedian-turned-candidate Al Franken the winner of a contentious recount by 225 votes.

Dan Gainor | January 05, 2009

What a difference a year makes. President-elect Barack Obama hasn’t even taken office and we’re experiencing climate change.

Bill Steigerwald | January 05, 2009

If anyone can explain the worst flare up of Israeli-Palestinian violence in the Gaza Strip in four decades, it's Aaron David Miller.

Paul Greenberg | January 05, 2009

The name Paul Jacob is familiar here in Arkansas, where he led the struggle to get term limits adopted in Arkansas. Then he went national as head of U.S. Term Limits and now runs an outfit called Citizens in Charge.

William Rusher | January 05, 2009

It seems as likely as anything in politics can be that the Democratic candidate for president in 2012 will be President Obama, seeking re-election to a second term.

Amanda Carpenter | January 05, 2009

The current Republican National Committee Chairman defended his losing record in the 2008 presidential election and promised RNC members that if they would re-elect him to the post that he would bring “change” to the GOP.

Richard Olivastro | January 05, 2009

By now, just about everyone knows that IL Governor Rod Blagojevich has reportedly been caught on tape as saying that “Obama's Senate seat was “*expletive deleted* valuable” and that “it wasn't something to be given away for free”.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | January 05, 2009

Israel’s ground invasion into northern Gaza last weekend was surprising for many people. Unfortunately, the ground war had to occur in light of Hamas’ failure to cease bombing Israeli citizens.

Mike Adams | January 05, 2009

I would argue that Jesse Helms really helped us out in job searches. But, before I make that argument, I’d like to enumerate the three reasons why I think Leftist academics hated the late Senator Helms.

John McCaslin | January 05, 2009

Susan Glasser, the former Washington Post assistant managing editor who became executive editor of Foreign Policy magazine, brings readers an eye-opening headline for her debut issue: "The Making of George W. Obama."

Rich Galen | January 05, 2009

"Gov. Bill Richardson has withdrawn from his nomination as U.S. commerce secretary, citing concerns about the timing of a federal grand jury investigation involving his administration in New Mexico."

Rachel Alexander | January 05, 2009

Civil libertarians, including prominent conservatives like Rep. Ron Paul and former Rep. Bob Barr, have made loud objections to the U.S. government’s efforts to counteract terrorism in the wake of 9-11.

Burt Prelutsky | January 05, 2009

In high school, pretty girls and even those who are only so-so in the looks department will sometimes surround themselves with unattractive acolytes because they wind up looking so much better by comparison.

Star Parker | January 05, 2009

Last August I wrote a column critical of Rick Warren's decision to host a presidential candidate forum at his Saddleback Church. My reasoning then was that America's crisis is moral ambiguity.

Matt Mayer | January 05, 2009

The last time I checked, we had a Constitution that governed the election and appointment of Senators.

Terry Paulson | January 05, 2009

As we start the new year, it might be wise to center ourselves on a perspective that has provided comfort and direction for millions of people since written in 1942—“The Serenity Prayer.”

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | January 05, 2009

These environmentalist fanatics prefer people lose life and limb rather than damage a blade of grass or an insect.

Janice Shaw Crouse | January 05, 2009

The latest issue of The Journal of Communication and Religion (November 2008, Volume 31, Number 2) contains an excellent analysis of the importance of opposite-sex parent relationships

Sun, Jan 04, 2009

Guy Benson | January 04, 2009

Set in Chicago, this "dramedy" was a smash hit with most audiences, despite testing poorly with some Congressional leaders and the quasi-fictional "Office of the President Elect."

Salena Zito | January 04, 2009

Now that Americans have participated in an election that was pure political entertainment, how will they separate Barack Obama’s perceived political coolness from the objectivity needed to evaluate leadership?

Doug Giles | January 04, 2009

I live in the oh-so-sassy city of Miami, Florida, and when I tell people down here that I am a hunter they give me that look a woman gives when she plops down on the toilet when the seat’s up.

David Stokes | January 04, 2009

With apologies to Dion and his now 40-year-old song - Abraham, Martin, and John - I see the ghosts of three past presidents standing slightly off stage as the nation watches the approach of inauguration day.

Terry Paulson | January 04, 2009

Americans now know that one Islamic terrorist sitting at a strategic point in an airplane can use a PETN (Pentaerythritol) explosive to take down an airplane.

Debra J. Saunders | January 04, 2009

For lo these many years, the Democratic motorcade class has scolded American workers for driving gas-guzzling cars.

Steve Chapman | January 04, 2009

One of the axioms of American democracy is that we are a government of laws, not of men.

George Will | January 04, 2009

Like pebbles tossed into ponds, important Supreme Court rulings radiate ripples of consequences. Consider a 1971 Supreme Court decision that supposedly applied but actually altered the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Ken Connor | January 04, 2009

2008 was an historic and unsettling year. Our economy imploded, the President abandoned free market principles "in order to save the free market system," and government assumed an unprecedented role in financing our economy.

Paul Jacob | January 04, 2009

Shall we follow our leaders and sing in unision? "Crappy days are here again."

Austin Hill | January 04, 2009

Someone in the world of editorial columns recently predicted that a “bailout backlash” would begin in the year 2010.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | January 04, 2009

This week, I am taking my New Year’s resolutions and working toward a solution for each.

Kevin McCullough | January 04, 2009

Anyone who spends time reading message boards related to online news articles today can see things that are readily self evident.