Sat, Jan 17, 2009

Marybeth Hicks | January 17, 2009

Every parent knows that doing what's good for our children doesn't always feel good to us

Michael Barone | January 17, 2009

Evidence keeps accumulating that the tide of immigration is ebbing. Tough enforcement laws passed by states like Arizona and Oklahoma and localities like Prince William County, Va., have reportedly spurred Latino immigrants to move elsewhere.

Paul Driessen | January 17, 2009

We’re in a painful recession. Job losses are the worst since 1945. Plummeting stock and housing prices have cost the United States $7 trillion in national wealth.

Tom Borelli | January 17, 2009

By calling for tax increases on traditional energy sources, Jamie Dimon is joining the war against fossil fuels while displaying a textbook description of a limousine liberal.

David Sterman | January 17, 2009

Anyone following the recount has no doubt heard the bluster and bravado regularly coming from the Al Franken campaign.

Fri, Jan 16, 2009

Pat Buchanan | January 16, 2009

As Israel entered the third week of its Gaza blitz, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert regaled a crowd in Ashkelon with an astonishing tale.

Debra J. Saunders | January 16, 2009

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's State of the State address on Thursday was a far cry from his first such speech in 2004.

Thomas Sowell | January 16, 2009

Whatever history's verdict on the Bush administration might be, it is likely to be very different from what we hear from the talking heads on television or read from the know-it-alls on editorial pages.

Ira Mehlman | January 16, 2009

With the U.S. economy shedding jobs at the rate of half a million a month, President-elect Obama has proposed the most massive public works initiative since Franklin Roosevelt assumed office in the midst of the Great Depression.

Rich Tucker | January 16, 2009

This week, that purported conservative in the White House slapped around his liberal opponents one final time by asking Congress to give the executive branch a huge pile of money.

Kathryn Lopez | January 16, 2009

According to a survey commissioned by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com, 20 percent of teenagers say they have sent nude or semi-nude pictures or videos of themselves by e-mail or posted them on the Internet.

Alan Sears | January 16, 2009

James Madison, like most of his fellow Founding Fathers, put a priority on one’s responsibility to his own conscience – even above his responsibility to his country, his government, or the prevailing political winds of society.

John McCaslin | January 16, 2009

Mike Gallagher | January 16, 2009

History will show that this was a good president

Michelle Malkin | January 16, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee revealed this week that Geithner failed to pay some $43,000 in federal self-employment taxes for four separate years -- and only coughed up the remaining $26,000 of that debt when he was named Obama's Treasury Secretary-designate in November.

John Hawkins | January 16, 2009

More constructive criticism aimed at idiots who are too dumb to ever take it.

Brent Bozell | January 16, 2009

For the fourth time in modern history, a presidential inauguration ceremony will include an official poet.

Jonah Goldberg | January 16, 2009

Some might say that when a law enforcement officer's first reaction upon laying eyes on you is to check for outstanding warrants, you've made some poor life choices.

David Limbaugh | January 16, 2009

There is obviously no limit to the political left's bloodlust for all things George W. Bush, as witnessed by two news items this week.

Mona Charen | January 16, 2009

They are estimating that as many as 1,000 Gazans (unverified) may have been killed and many more wounded by Israel's counterattack against Hamas' missiles that have rained down on southern Israel's schools, homes, and businesses for several years.

Ken Blackwell | January 16, 2009

Possible problems with President-elect Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan must be thoroughly vetted.

Oliver North | January 16, 2009

With all the preparations for the biggest, most expensive and most restrictive inaugural celebration in history, this is probably not the time to remind our president-elect of things he said and wrote, promises he made, or commitments he pledged.

Suzanne Fields | January 16, 2009

An inauguration is democracy's version of a coronation. It's democracy that makes the difference.

David Harsanyi | January 16, 2009

The carbon footprint of Barack Obama's inauguration could exceed 575 million pounds of CO2.

Linda Chavez | January 16, 2009

When word broke that Treasury Secretary nominee Timothy Geithner had failed to pay employment taxes he owed for several years, the reaction in Washington was gentle.

Burt Prelutsky | January 16, 2009

The proof that heterosexual men aren’t all sitting around fantasizing being seduced by Boy George or Richard Chamberlain is that every heterosexual man I know prefers having his cavity worked on by a dentist than by a proctologist.

Charles Krauthammer | January 16, 2009

Except for Richard Nixon, no president since Harry Truman leaves office more unloved than George W. Bush. Truman's rehabilitation took decades. Bush's will come sooner.

Thu, Jan 15, 2009

Rachel Marsden | January 15, 2009

As a Canadian citizen whose head of state and military commander is technically the Queen of England, I would like to respectfully ask if she might consider bypassing Charles and William, and making Prince Harry King of England.

Dan Gainor | January 15, 2009

A few years ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission looked at Bernie Madoff’s operation and said it was doing things just fine.

Diana West | January 15, 2009

That was some confirmation hearing for madame secretary of State this week. One for the annals. Not so much for what Hillary Clinton said (boilerplate stuff) but for what the Senate Foreign Relations Committee did.

Donald Lambro | January 15, 2009

Senate Republican prospects in next year's midterm elections are looking bleak, with nearly a half-dozen seats on the critical list and Democrats envisioning their majority will swell to more than 60 seats.

Bill Steigerwald | January 15, 2009

A national crisis -- the bigger and scarier the better -- always provides a good excuse for a leader to grab more power for himself and his political gang or, in the case of the United States, the federal government.

Cliff May | January 15, 2009

The essential facts of the Hamas/Israel conflict are not complicated: Hamas is a client of Iran's ruling mullahs whose rallying cry is "Death to America!"

John McCaslin | January 15, 2009

The departing commander in chief is receiving no fond-farewell wishes from Michigan Rep. John Conyers Jr., who is busy this week touting the new report, "Reining in the Imperial Presidency: Lessons and Recommendations Relating to the Presidency of George W. Bush."

Larry Elder | January 15, 2009

In his final press conference, President George W. Bush called failing to find WMD in Iraq a "disappointment."

Cal Thomas | January 15, 2009

Welcome to Washington, soon to be "Mr. President." I know you've been here before for a short time as senator, but this is different. This is The Big Time, the world stage and you are the leading man.

Michael Gerson | January 15, 2009

If Obama and his talented speechwriter, Jon Favreau, cannot find poetry in this place, they will never find it.

Steve Chapman | January 15, 2009

President Bush recently hit the lowest job approval rating of his term, barely higher than Richard Nixon's during Watergate, and 28 percent of Americans think he's the worst ever.

George Will | January 15, 2009

What is natural justice? Learned and honorable people disagree. Which is why such consensus as can be reached is codified in a constitution.

Ross Mackenzie | January 15, 2009

In the contemporary environment of all Obama all the time, who does not know that, come Tuesday, the nation will have a new president?

Matt Towery | January 15, 2009

We need capital freed up and into the hands of homeowners, entrepreneurs and businesses right now.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 15, 2009

'Tis the season when prestigious institutions give their annual awards, and with no further ceremony, allow me to announce that the J. Gordon Coogler Committee has conferred its Worst Book of the Year Award.

Wed, Jan 14, 2009

Brent Bozell | January 14, 2009

President Bush came before the White House press corps for the last time on Jan. 12 to thank them for doing their jobs. This exercise was akin to thanking the sharks who ate you.

Ann Coulter | January 14, 2009

In a front-page article on Jan. 2 of this year, The New York Times took a brief respite from its ongoing canonization of Barack Obama and returned to its series on violent crimes committed by returning GIs, or as I call it: "U.S. Military, Psycho Killers."

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 14, 2009

With both President Bush and President-elect Obama pressing the new Congress to appropriate the remaining $350 billion in authorized bailout funds, the Congress has a historic opportunity to demonstrate its preference for the free enterprise system over socialism.

Michael Reagan | January 14, 2009

Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton told fellow senators during her confirmation hearing that the United States needs to follow a foreign policy of what she called "Smart Power."

Dan Kennedy | January 14, 2009

In December alone, 640,000 jobs reportedly disappeared. This number only slightly inflated by all the elves laid off at North Pole Enterprises on the 26th. There’s a secret reason for these losses, never mentioned in the media.

Frank Turek | January 14, 2009

When I debated atheist Christopher Hitchens recently, one of the eight arguments I offered for God’s existence was the creation of this supremely fine-tuned universe out of nothing.

Amanda Carpenter | January 14, 2009

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has kicked hundreds of families out of their homes and relocated a cemetery full of buried bodies to build a $15 million airport expansion Chicago residents oppose, airlines don’t want and he doesn’t have the money to build.

Jonah Goldberg | January 14, 2009

Barack Obama has a curious definition of "non-ideological." He's insisting on bipartisan support for a stimulus package that will cost more than anything Uncle Sam has ever bought, save perhaps for victory over the Axis powers.

Mary Fallin | January 14, 2009

With the economy stalled and a prolonged recession seeming all but inevitable, almost everyone agrees the federal government needs to act quickly and seriously to turn things around.

Rich Galen | January 14, 2009

At the request of President-elect Obama, President-current Bush sent notification to the Congress that the Executive Branch would very much like to spend the second $350 billion of the $700 billion bail-out bill which became law back on October 3, 2008.

John McCaslin | January 14, 2009

Iraq and Guantanamo pullouts aside, Secretary of State nominee Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was reminded by Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski during her confirmation hearing Tuesday that the United States is an "Arctic nation," therefore Barack Obama's administration must work diligently to preserve the country's ice.

Michelle Malkin | January 14, 2009

"Everybody's going to have to give," President-elect Barack Obama warned over the weekend. And some people will have to give more than others -- starting with low-income smokers.

John Stossel | January 14, 2009

The $50-billion investment scam allegedly pulled off by Wall Street insider Bernard Madoff has ignited predictable calls for more regulation.

Walter E. Williams | January 14, 2009

News media people, often plagued with little understanding, fail miserably in their duty to inform the public. This is particularly evident in their reporting on the current financial meltdown, suggesting it was caused by deregulation and free markets.

Mike Adams | January 14, 2009

I want to make it very clear that I am willing to work with any students who are not both pure bred Caucasian and heterosexual – unless, of course, they are first-generation or poor.

Tony Blankley | January 14, 2009

In the past two weeks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Jay Rockefeller and John Kerry and Rep. Barney Frank, among others, have fired significant shots across President-elect Obama's bow.

Michael Medved | January 14, 2009

As he prepares to leave the White House after eight monumentally eventful years, what's the right standard for judging the performance of George W. Bush?

Michael Gerson | January 14, 2009

In a saner, more serious time, Father Richard John Neuhaus would have been a broadly familiar name. He was a civil rights organizer, a friend and associate of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Ben Shapiro | January 14, 2009

President-elect Barack Obama hasn’t taken office yet, and I already feel gypped.

Terry Jeffrey | January 14, 2009

George W. Bush unwittingly highlighted one of the greatest failures of his presidency last week in an interview with the Dallas Morning News.

David Harsanyi | January 14, 2009

After years of hand-wringing about the deterioration of the once-mighty American intellect, the National Endowment for the Arts now, dramatically, claims that after 25 years of precipitous declines in reading, we finally have turned a corner.

Austin Bay | January 14, 2009

The phrase "involuntary martyrdom" is a hideous clue to contemporary terrorists' perverse notions of battlefield victory and their means for pursuing political power in the 21st century

Jacob Sullum | January 14, 2009

When Barack Obama takes office on Tuesday, he will promise to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." His predecessor took that oath twice.

Ed Feulner | January 14, 2009

A nation’s economic situation can turn on a dime.

Kathleen Parker | January 14, 2009

Something has gone terribly wrong with the American dream. No longer is a college degree -- or even an advanced degree -- a guarantee of employment or job security.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | January 14, 2009

With the continuing economic downturn, many folks are avoiding their portfolios. It's not surprising. After all, there are a lot more immediate financial concerns on people's minds.

Tue, Jan 13, 2009

Cal Thomas | January 13, 2009

Governor's Mansion, Baton Rouge, La., Jan. 7, 2009

Donald Lambro | January 13, 2009

Even economists who agree with Barack Obama that we need another stimulus are questioning his exuberant predictions that his spending plan will produce or save 3.7 million jobs.

Matt Towery | January 13, 2009

It has been basically a known fact among the media that George W. Bush does not care for reading newspapers or the barrage of opinion columns that now seem omnipresent in this age of the Internet media.

Armstrong Williams | January 13, 2009

The Separation of Powers is an essential element of our Constitutional structure.

Gary Aldrich | January 13, 2009

The Washington Post and all the other lame-stream media are in the grips of an irrational love-worship and it's annoying and dangerous.

Brett Joshpe | January 13, 2009

Samuel Huntington, esteemed political scientist and author of the 1996 book, The Clash of Civilizations, died recently.

Paul Weyrich | January 13, 2009

As President George W. Bush prepares to leave office a review of his eight years as the Nation's chief executive is in order.

John McCaslin | January 13, 2009

Who isn't riding Barack Obama's longer-than-life coattails into the glaring inaugural spotlight in hopes of earning a profit?

Roger Schlesinger | January 13, 2009

We all know that thousands of people are losing their houses,and while many already have lost them an even bigger housing problem exists that really hasn't been addressed.

Thomas Sowell | January 13, 2009

No phrase represents more of a triumph of hope over experience than the phrase "Middle East peace process." A close second might be the once-fashionable notion that Israel should "trade land for peace."

Chuck Norris | January 13, 2009

Barack Obama emphatically promised more than a year ago, "The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act." Will he keep his word?

David Limbaugh | January 13, 2009

President-elect Barack Obama's enormous stimulus package would be scary enough without learning the details.

Mona Charen | January 13, 2009

My city, Washington, D.C., is going bonkers for Obama. So is yours no doubt. Shopping for party favors, I came across -- in addition to key chains and light-up necklaces -- T-shirts and coffee mugs emblazoned with the Anointed One's photograph.

Cal Thomas | January 13, 2009

As a practicing Roman Catholic, Louisiana's Republican governor, Bobby Jindal, knows a lot about repentance and penance.

Dennis Prager | January 13, 2009

For those individuals -- such as nearly all members of the world news media -- who, in light of Israels invasion of Gaza -- see moral equivalence between Israel and the Palestinians, here are some clarifying thoughts.

Pat Buchanan | January 13, 2009

With his public approval where Harry Truman's stood when he left office, George W. Bush gave his last press conference yesterday.

Debra J. Saunders | January 13, 2009

Sunday's New York Times ran two columns that advocated for investigations into America's use of coercive interrogation techniques -- known to editorial writers as "torture" -- of enemy combatants, as well as one that opposed a show trial.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 13, 2009

The jobless rate just hit its highest level in 16 years, 7.2 percent, which means more than 11 million Americans are unemployed. So the Democratic House responded by passing two bills making it more costly to hire workers.

Bill Murchison | January 13, 2009

Just what we need right now -- war crimes trials for top Bush officials. Don Rumsfeld, say, or even Dick Cheney. Stick 'em in the dock.

William Rusher | January 13, 2009

I am beginning to think T. Boone Pickens was exactly right last year when he told the Senate's Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that Americans should build wind turbines in the Midwest to generate electricity.

Mon, Jan 12, 2009

Doug Napier | January 12, 2009

Shortly after Winston’s plane landed, Winston proceeded through the airport terminal to the rental car kiosk and picked up the keys to his American made sedan.

John Andrews | January 12, 2009

As an old man told his story to a college audience that day in the ‘80s, lives were changed. I know mine was.

Janice Shaw Crouse | January 12, 2009

During the past six weeks, our extended family has been learning things that nobody ever wants to learn. On December 1, 2008, my niece’s 7-year-old daughter, Lily, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL).

George W. Bush | January 12, 2009

Through it all, it's been -- I have respected you. Sometimes I didn't like the stories that you wrote or reported on. Sometimes you misunderestimated me.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 12, 2009

President-elect Barack Obama's new head of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department, Dawn Johnsen, called the legal reasoning which gave the president broad powers to authorize "rough" interrogation of terrorists "shockingly flawed…bogus…outlandish."

Amanda Carpenter | January 12, 2009

Officials from Fox Business are suing the Federal Reserve, complaining about the Fed’s failure to comply with the network’s Freedom of Information Requests.

Amanda Carpenter | January 12, 2009

GOP Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Democratic Secretary of State Mark Ritchie rebuffed Al Franken’s demands for an election certificate, citing state law against acting on the request.

Bill Steigerwald | January 12, 2009

Barack Obama's inaugural address on Jan. 20 is awaited with great anticipation by his millions of fans in and out of the media.

Paul Kengor | January 12, 2009

Perpetually angry, Vermont Governor Howard Dean not only disagreed with George W. Bush but detested him. In fact, it was that palpable sentiment that on Jan. 11, 2004 prompted 66-year-old Iowan, Dale Ungerer, to rise at a Democratic debate and question Dean.

John McCaslin | January 12, 2009

As many as 55 percent of American smokers are "working poor," according to ATR, with 1 in 4 living below the poverty line.

Matt Mayer | January 12, 2009

As Winnie the Pooh is fond of saying to his friends in the 100 Acre Wood, I am a bear of very little brain.

Rich Galen | January 12, 2009

Anyone who has ever run for office knows this: Running FOR an office is far, far different than serving IN an office if you win.

Debra J. Saunders | January 12, 2009

Considering that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger started out as a political outsider who promised to parachute into Sacramento to clean up the mess -- only to allow it to grow messier -- I wonder if voters will be anxious to pick another parachute-in Republican for governor.

Steve Chapman | January 12, 2009

Illinoisans know, as those patriots did, that at some point you just can't take it anymore.

Burt Prelutsky | January 12, 2009

Years ago, the French philosopher Rene Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am.” Today, I’m afraid an American would be likelier to remark “I text, there4 I be.”

Neal Boortz | January 12, 2009

We now have the benefit of PEBO’s* general position on a plan to stimulate our economy. Government shall be our savior.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | January 12, 2009

Connecticut is considering a bailout for local papers. But government assistance always comes with a catch.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | January 12, 2009

Like a salesman that does not realize that he has already secured the contract, the president-elect continued to make the case that the nation needs to trust his plan.

Star Parker | January 12, 2009

The first Gallup poll out on President-elect Barack Obama's stimulus plan shows a divided country, with Republicans in a distinct minority and in opposition.

Sun, Jan 11, 2009

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | January 11, 2009

This time of year, colds and viruses spread rapidly from one person to another. Anti-bacterial gel is a mainstay in the battle to stop the spread of germs and viruses.

David Stokes | January 11, 2009

This weekend, Jack Bauer returns to save all things great and small during the latest fictional crisis to be played out over one agonizingly long day. No doubt he will be the same old Jack, not a man known for subtlety or nuance.

Ken Connor | January 11, 2009

Militant atheists are intent on evicting God from the public square in America.

George Will | January 11, 2009

In a Solomonic compromise, schools in Broward County, Fla., banned running at recess. Long Beach, N.J., removed signs warning swimmers about riptides, although the oblivious tides continued.

Salena Zito | January 11, 2009

All U.S. presidents start out with the premise that their administration will behave in a bipartisan manner.

Paul Jacob | January 11, 2009

In little more than a week, Barack Obama assumes the office of president of the United States and, once again, all will be right with the world.

Austin Hill | January 11, 2009

Does America make terrorists hate and kill? Is it time for the United States to ‘befriend” Hamas?