Sat, Jan 31, 2009

Michael Barone | January 31, 2009

McCain showed strength in Jacksonian America, along the Appalachian chain and west to Arkansas and Oklahoma. And he ran well with whites in the Deep South. But these are not growing demographics.

Carl Horowitz | January 31, 2009

They’re called voluntary employee beneficiary associations – VEBAs for short. The name might sound obscure. But this workplace arrangement will play a major role in determining whether the U.S. auto industry can sustain itself over the long run.

Fri, Jan 30, 2009

Kathryn Lopez | January 30, 2009

Sometimes, change can make you choke. That's been the experience of many supporters of the Mexico City Policy, recently rescinded by President Barack Obama (the second Democratic president in MCP's 25-year history to do so).

Hugh Hewitt | January 30, 2009

The inner city has always had its share of enormously gifted and dedicated teachers, and occasionally one of their stories will escape into the public eye, and he or she will be celebrated.

Rich Tucker | January 30, 2009

It’s a sad day when one must turn to the comics page of the newspaper, not the op-ed page, for wisdom. “Global warming is now called climate change,” explained the liberal character in the strip “Prickly City” on Jan. 27, “so no matter what happens it can be blamed on people.”

Carrie Lukas | January 30, 2009

When President Obama signs the "Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009," (which passed the Senate by a vote of 66-32 last night) he will take the country on the first of what are likely to be several steps during his Administration toward "universal" health insurance.

John McCaslin | January 30, 2009

That was the "first former welfare mother to serve in Congress," as Rep. Lynn Woolsey's official bio states, reciting "the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Bush administration" on the House floor this week.

Larry Kudlow | January 30, 2009

Wednesday night’s House tally on the Democratic stimulus package, where not a single Republican voted in favor, was another shot across the bow for this incredibly unmanageable $900 billion behemoth of a program that truly will not stimulate the economy.

Mike Gallagher | January 30, 2009

I might be a lone voice in the wilderness on this, but I don’t think US Airways owes any of these people one red cent.

Michelle Malkin | January 30, 2009

From tiny acorns, mighty government debacles grow. House GOP Leader John Boehner on Monday rightly sounded the alarm over billions in stimulus tax dollars that could potentially go to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).

Brent Bozell | January 30, 2009

McKay Hatch is a 15-year-old boy from South Pasadena, Calif., who people clearly hate. He's received over 60,000 negative e-mails, most of them vicious, some including death threats that have spawned police and FBI investigations.

David Limbaugh | January 30, 2009

before he completed his first week in office, President Barack Obama -- a dedicated disciple of Saul Alinsky, who is to left-wing radicalism and social agitation what Karl Marx is to communism -- declared war on Rush Limbaugh.

Mona Charen | January 30, 2009

Now we are told that Gaza suffered 1,300 killed and up to 4,000 wounded. These numbers come exclusively from Hamas sources and have not been independently verified.

Oliver North | January 30, 2009

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden went to the Pentagon for a getting-to-know-you gathering with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Nothing that leaked out of this off-the-record meet and greet disputed the proposal that the Marines be phased out of Iraq and sent to battle the Taliban and al-Qaida.

Pat Buchanan | January 30, 2009

Worldwide, the mightiest force of the 20th century, ethnonationalism -- that creator and destroyer of nations and empires; that enduring drive of peoples for a nation-state where their faith and culture is dominant and their race or tribe is supreme -- seems more manifest than ever.

Michael Gerson | January 30, 2009

Israel's recent operations in Gaza began in an atmosphere of criticism, including the widespread prediction that the use of force wouldn't "solve anything."

Suzanne Fields | January 30, 2009

After Israel announced a cease-fire, Ismail Haniya, the "prime minister of Gaza," came out of hiding and declared victory.

David Harsanyi | January 30, 2009

Imagine that. The most expensive social experiment in American history -- one that will cost taxpayers more than both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined -- was allotted less then a single day of debate in Congress.

Linda Chavez | January 30, 2009

House Democrats passed a nearly trillion-dollar so-called stimulus bill this week at the urging of President Obama, but the spending may do little or nothing to get this economy moving again.

Donald Lambro | January 30, 2009

The Democrats love the anti-tax-cut attack line "trickle-down economics." Well, guess what? That big-spending, government-stimulus bill that passed the House fits that description perfectly.

Charles Krauthammer | January 30, 2009

Every new president flatters himself that he, kinder and gentler, is beginning the world anew.

Burt Prelutsky | January 30, 2009

It wasn’t that long ago that my friend Bernard Goldberg told me he was never going to write another book. It was just a lot of hard work, he complained, and while he was working on one, virtually all joy was sucked out of his life.

Kathleen Parker | January 30, 2009

Partisanship has reached a tipping point when the new president is circling the fire hydrant with a conservative talk-radio personality.

Douglas MacKinnon | January 30, 2009

I confess to being one of the millions of Americans who have seen Paul Blart: Mall Cop since it opened on January 16th. More than that, I confess to having thoroughly enjoyed the film.

Thu, Jan 29, 2009

Mario Diaz | January 29, 2009

The day after hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers gathered in Washington, D.C. to stand for the millions of babies lost every year through abortion, President Obama decided to spread his message of “unity” and “empathy” by signing an executive order overturning the Mexico City Policy.

Cliff May | January 29, 2009

The 20th century was a time of great and terrible revolutions. The Russian Revolution of 1917 promised a communist utopia.

Diana West | January 29, 2009

It all just went by in a flash: The very first TV interview Barack Obama gave as president went to Saudi -- backed, Dubai-based Al-Arabiya television. Missed it?

Paul Greenberg | January 29, 2009

The country now has a new secretary of the treasury who sounds a lot like the old one. Maybe because Timothy Geithner was at Henry Paulson's right hand when that now former secretary of the treasury was doing everything he could think of (and re-think of) to save the country's and the world's financial superstructure.

Frank Pastore | January 29, 2009

Socialist governments ration healthcare when demand exceeds supply—when there’s simply not enough money or medical resources available to provide health care services to all of the people all of the time.

Paul Edwards | January 29, 2009

Consider these facts: Barack Obama is the first president in history to directly address the Muslim world in an inaugural address.

Allen Hunt | January 29, 2009

When Super Bowl 43 kicks off in Raymond James stadium on Sunday, two unlikely opponents will meet head-to-head: Team Humility vs. Team Gratitude.

John McCaslin | January 29, 2009

It didn't take a rocket scientist to predict - given Monday's and Tuesday's respective arrests of suspected financial scammers Nicholas Cosmo and Arthur Nadel, which follow on the heels of Bernie Madoff's purported massive Ponzi scheme - that a group of U.S. senators this week would introduce S.331.

Larry Elder | January 29, 2009

Oh, sure, every relationship experiences peaks and valleys. But the "mainstream media" wanted Obama to win, and helped him do so. If Obama were a stock, the media would be "fully invested."

Cal Thomas | January 29, 2009

Like Linus van Pelt sitting alone in the pumpkin patch, George Mitchell, Obama's special envoy to the Middle East, is in that dysfunctional region thinking that if he and the Obama administration demonstrate enough sincerity the diplomatic equivalent of the Great Pumpkin will arrive, making all things right.

Matt Towery | January 29, 2009

President Barack Obama is rolling the dice early into his presidency with a "stimulus" package that is burdened by the typical "throw everything but the kitchen sink into it" mentality that is the hallmark of the leadership in the U.S. House and Senate.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 29, 2009

Let us put an end to the dark murmurings over why The New York Times did not renew its contract with its lone conservative columnist, Bill Kristol. Some say it was a matter of politics. Kristol is a Republican. The Times is Obamist.

George Will | January 29, 2009

Economic policymaking in turbulent times is a science of single instances, meaning no science at all. When economic theories matter most -- when the economy is in uncharted waters -- all theories are necessarily untested.

Debra J. Saunders | January 29, 2009

During the campaign, President Obama said he would stop federal raids of medical marijuana clubs in states (like California) that had passed medical marijuana laws.

Steve Chapman | January 29, 2009

Rod Blagojevich, in his mad blitz across all the channels on your TV, was following a similar course. He has our attention now, but not for long.

Ross Mackenzie | January 29, 2009

They used to talk about "Bush fatigue." Do you suffer yet from "Obama fatigue"?

Wed, Jan 28, 2009

Ann Coulter | January 28, 2009

I notice that liberals have not challenged the overall thesis of my rocketing bestseller.

Michael Reagan | January 28, 2009

After decades of watching their extravagant, wooly-headed, far-left programs languish in never-never land, Democrats are now realizing their once-forlorn hopes for a return to the good old days.

Sabrina L. Schaeffer | January 28, 2009

At the top of the President’s to-do list is The American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan – an economic “stimulus” package.

Jon Sanders | January 28, 2009

As President Barack Obama and Congress wrestle over the ironically named economic stimulus plan, the ever-ready-to-serve media are churning out feel-good articles about the likely recipients of all that federal dough and how it would really help them.

Dan Kennedy | January 28, 2009

In business there is a crime called “bait and switch.” It refers to the practice of advertising something that a lot of people want, in order to lure them to a store or showroom under fraudulent premise, with no intent whatsoever of providing what was advertised, but instead switching them to a different and much more expensive alternative.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 28, 2009

How should House and Senate Republicans react to the Trojan horse stimulus package proposed by the Obama administration?

Dinesh D'Souza | January 28, 2009

Yes, everyone is going ga-ga over Obama, and there is a reason for it. The reason has nothing to do with Obama’s promise to introduce “change” to America, since it remains unclear what kind of change Obama will introduce, and whether this will actually improve our economy and make us safer.

Cheryl Felicia Rhoads | January 28, 2009

I was listening to Bill Bennett's radio show and this guy calls in, all upset that he voted for Barack Obama. So then the disgruntled caller was asked why he'd voted the way he did?

Amanda Carpenter | January 28, 2009

Using words like “bipartisanship” and “compromise” President Obama may attempt a clever move to get controversial legislation passed to increase Big Labor’s control over the U.S. workforce.

John McCaslin | January 28, 2009

Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been complaining all week - including in person to President Obama on Tuesday - about the Democratic leadership's proposed trillion-dollar economic bailout package, including one notion of funding contraceptives, regardless of a taxpayers' position on birth control.

Rich Galen | January 28, 2009

There is an old saying that goes: Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.

John Boehner | January 28, 2009

In the halls of the Democratic Congress, this plan has become just another bloated and unfocused spending package; the type of undisciplined legislation that has come to symbolize a broken Washington.

Michelle Malkin | January 28, 2009

When did it become the Republican Party's top priority to "get things done"? It was as annoying a campaign platitude when John McCain adopted it as it is now coming from Obama's lips.

John Stossel | January 28, 2009

A college diploma is supposed to be the ticket to the good life. Colleges and politicians tell students, "Your life will be much better if you go to college."

Walter E. Williams | January 28, 2009

The government can increase its spending only by reducing private spending equivalently. Whether government finances its added spending by increasing taxes, by borrowing, or by inflating the currency, the added spending will be offset by reduced private spending.

Brent Bozell | January 28, 2009

ne doesn't expect that Blankley's tome is going to be required bedtime reading at the White House.

Tony Blankley | January 28, 2009

President Barack Obama is a beguiling but confounding figure. As he said of himself in "The Audacity of Hope," "I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views." It is indeed audacious that he should proclaim this consciously disingenuous attribute.

Michael Gerson | January 28, 2009

Some of the personnel stumbles of the Obama administration -- including the aborted nomination of Bill Richardson as commerce secretary -- resulted from incompetent vetting.

Ben Shapiro | January 28, 2009

On Nov. 4, 2008, America lost the war on terror. President Barack Obama’s feckless, pathetically apologetic perspective on foreign policy spells the end of the quest for liberty in the Middle East.

Terry Jeffrey | January 28, 2009

When it comes to discussing the Middle East, there are two Barack Obamas -- and both could cause problems for the United States.

David Harsanyi | January 28, 2009

Democrats have concocted a surefire political victory.

Austin Bay | January 28, 2009

The column I began writing at 7 a.m. on September 11, 2001, addressed the American military's reliance on satellites and issues involving "a potential arms race in space."

Donald Lambro | January 28, 2009

If you've been watching how the nightly news shows have been reporting (promoting?) President Obama's economic-stimulus plan, two things seem abundantly clear: No one questions the wisdom of his recovery package except the Republicans, who apparently have no proposals of their own.

Bill Murchison | January 28, 2009

As Charles Darwin's 200th birthday (Feb. 12) looms, evidence mounts: No way is all the furor over the teaching of evolution going to disappear, or even abate. Not in our own time, brothers and sisters.

Jacob Sullum | January 28, 2009

Obama still officially intends to "help create five million new jobs by strategically investing $150 billion over the next 10 years to catalyze private efforts to build a clean energy future." Exactly where that projection comes from is a mystery.

Eric Cantor | January 28, 2009

We must reconcile the nation’s need for quick action with the need for prudent policies designed to spur sustainable job creation here in America.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | January 28, 2009

When it comes to the gloomy economic forecast, you probably feel like you've heard and read it all.

Michael Medved | January 28, 2009

How worthless is Jimmy Carter?

Tue, Jan 27, 2009

Roger Schlesinger | January 27, 2009

Today, some of us now feel the actions of the mortgage market have been dictated in part by the Federal Government's social engineering, by individual state laws, public pressure and the media.

Laura Hollis | January 27, 2009

Only 72 hours after he took the oath of office, newly-minted President Barack Obama signed an executive order releasing federal funds to agencies that promote and provide abortion overseas.

Paul Kengor | January 27, 2009

Obama has neglected two crucial things from the most famous line not only in the Declaration of Independence but in the essence of the American founding.

Christopher Merola | January 27, 2009

While watching the Obama inauguration on television, I could not help but be struck by two very different emotions.

Alan Sears | January 27, 2009

To many, it may seem premature to confront head-on the agenda of the new president, in the initial days dedicated to celebrating his political success and the peaceful transition of power in our republic.

John McCaslin | January 27, 2009

In the category of the more things change the more they stay the same, veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas asked White House press secretary Robert Gibbs during Monday afternoon's press briefing why President Obama was sending more American troops into Afghanistan "to kill people"?

Cal Thomas | January 27, 2009

President Obama's campaign theme of ending politics as usual and creating a new bipartisanship that will get things done for the American people is about to be tested now that he has the power -- or at least some of the power -- to make it happen.

Larry Kudlow | January 27, 2009

Over a third of the Senate voted against Tim Geithner’s confirmation as Treasury secretary, though he did pass the test by 60 to 34 early Monday evening. That is the closest post-WWII margin for a Treasury secretary.

Thomas Sowell | January 27, 2009

Everyone is talking about how much money the government is spending, but very little attention is being paid to where they are spending it or what they are buying with it.

Chuck Norris | January 27, 2009

I know inaugural news and commentary are already passe. But I could not find one report this past week that caught what I believe was the most subtle, strategic and possibly subversive moment of the inauguration ceremony. Did you catch it?

John Hawkins | January 27, 2009

Despite America's inspirational legacy, this has not always been an exceptionally tolerant nation and there are few Americans who would deny that.

David Limbaugh | January 27, 2009

During his first week in office, President Barack Obama signed an executive order requiring that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility be closed within a year.

Mona Charen | January 27, 2009

Certainly President Obama seems supremely confident that the federal government, in his own capable hands, can tackle everything from job creation to education to global warming.

Dennis Prager | January 27, 2009

As they say on the TV show “24,” the following took place last week between 9 and 10 p.m. on a flight from Los Angeles to Denver.

Pat Buchanan | January 27, 2009

"Where there is no solution, there is no problem," geostrategist James Burnham once wryly observed. Ex-Sen. George Mitchell, the latest U.S. negotiator to take up the Palestine portfolio, may discover what it was that Burnham meant.

Debra J. Saunders | January 27, 2009

I voted against Proposition 22, the same-sex marriage ban, in 2000. I figured that if same-sex couples want to marry, why not let them? I believe in marriage. I don't want gay people to feel marginalized. But 61 percent of California voters thought otherwise.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 27, 2009

The groups that elected Barack Obama are poised to cash in on their investment, and the feminists are muscling to be first in line. The National Organization for Women (NOW), bragging that "we all worked hard to help elect" Obama, has helpfully spelled out the "feminist action agenda".

William Rusher | January 27, 2009

The new president will have been acting on the basis of far less information than the incumbent. In all likelihood, he will have based his campaign in part on policies that may, from the perspective of the sitting president, have been inadvisable or downright disastrous.

Lorie Byrd | January 27, 2009

After eight years of savaging George W. Bush, those on the left now believe that supporting the President is good for the country. Supporting the new President, that is.

La Shawn Barber | January 27, 2009

Over a dozen white firefighters and one Hispanic filed suit against the city in 2004, claiming it violated their constitutional rights and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by discriminating against them based on race.

Mon, Jan 26, 2009

Bruce Bialosky | January 26, 2009

Our new president promised to hit the ground running and he certainly did. He started by eviscerating the first amendment of our Constitution while protecting the rights of foreigners accused of terrorism against the United States.

Bill Steigerwald | January 26, 2009

Award-winning network TV reporter Bernard Goldberg first hit pay dirt in the book world with "Bias," his 2001 best-seller exposing how the news we saw was distorted by the liberal bias of the journalists he worked with during his long career with CBS News.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | January 26, 2009

Radical environmental groups believe the country should produce less energy, driving prices up in order to force energy conservation.

John McCaslin | January 26, 2009

A source within the White House tells Inside the Beltway that several poster-size official photographs snapped during eight years of George W. Bush's presidency are missing.

Rich Galen | January 26, 2009

One of the songs from the 1959 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" is, "How do you Solve a Problem like Maria?"

Paul Greenberg | January 26, 2009

Our brave new president has wasted no time issuing an executive order barring torture of any suspected terrorists.

Mike Adams | January 26, 2009

The new policy I am announcing today is that those who score above 90 on the first exam will have points deducted and given to students at the bottom of the grade distribution.

Walter Grandberry | January 26, 2009

Before Barack Obama claimed the “team of rivals” as a template for governance, the phrase was repeatedly used by the mainstream media as an indictment against the Bush administration.

Burt Prelutsky | January 26, 2009

Human beings like to believe they’re totally rational creatures. To take an extreme example, atheists are convinced they can prove that God doesn’t exist.

Star Parker | January 26, 2009

This is not about "reproductive freedom." This about respect for life, for others, and a true culture of responsibility.

Dan Kennedy | January 26, 2009

Turning on the news now is a dismal experience. It’s bleak.

Sun, Jan 25, 2009

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | January 25, 2009

I rarely quote my dad, Newt Gingrich, but I do find his 1994 reflection published in “The Weekly Standard” regarding Ronald Reagan’s persona to be pertinent today.

David Stokes | January 25, 2009

There is a Caribbean legend that when Christopher Columbus, on his second voyage to the new world, came ashore at what he that day called Puerto Grande (now Guantánamo Bay, Cuba), he was less-than-impressed.

Steve Chapman | January 25, 2009

Moderation is often an overrated virtue.

Ken Connor | January 25, 2009

It's official. Barack Obama is the new President of the United States. All of the excitement, angst, and exhaustion of the presidential race is behind us, and we are on the threshold of four years under a new national leader.

George Will | January 25, 2009

Days before becoming responsible, in the eyes of a public fixated on the presidency, for almost everything, Barack Obama vowed to convene a "fiscal responsibility summit."

Salena Zito | January 25, 2009

After last Tuesday's pomp, circumstance and, at times, over-the-top love-fest language, it is hard to imagine the Democrats will be especially vulnerable in 2010's races for Congress or state governorships.

Doug Giles | January 25, 2009

In less than a week after Obama’s swearing in, our nuevo POTUS unfurled his radically liberal abortion and family plans together with his juicy pro-homosexual agenda.

Austin Hill | January 25, 2009

It seems like a classic “do as I say, not as I do” scenario.

Paul Jacob | January 25, 2009

I’ll get to be in my children’s future.

Kevin McCullough | January 25, 2009

In the historic week that fulfilled the dream of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, the worst instincts possible from within America’s black community rained down foolishness upon America.