Sat, Feb 07, 2009

Brent Bozell | February 07, 2009

Beware celebrities getting involved in politics. In a 2007 CBS News poll, 49 percent of the public agreed with the notion that "Hollywood celebrities are inexperienced about politics and should stay out of politics."

Michael Barone | February 07, 2009

First, his appointee for White House chief performance officer resigned, apparently because she had failed to pay unemployment taxes on household help several years ago.

Robert Murphy | February 07, 2009

Undeterred by the failure of the last injection of taxpayer dollars into a bloated banking system, our financial crusaders in DC are scratching their heads over the best way to flush another few hundred billion away.

Fri, Feb 06, 2009

Larry Kudlow | February 06, 2009

How do you explain it when jobs plunge and stocks surge? That’s what happened Friday as the January employment report revealed a disastrous 598,000 drop in payrolls.

Dan Gainor | February 06, 2009

Once newspapers were the answer to the riddle: “What is black and white and read all over?” They’re no longer just black and white, but they are red all over. Red ink spills off nearly every page onto balance sheets across America.

Dan Kennedy | February 06, 2009

Liberals are arrogant, thinking they can re-arrange people and institutions and money, forcibly re-distribute wealth and manufacture economic justice by punishing success.

Hugh Hewitt | February 06, 2009

Very few people are left in Washington, D.C. who believe the "stimulus" bill is anything like a genuine stimulus bill.

Sandy Rios | February 06, 2009

The show began with a flashback of a lesbian and her mother discussing the daughter’s upcoming “marriage” on The Tyra Banks Show.

Rich Tucker | February 06, 2009

Maybe President Barack Obama should go back to school. He seems overwhelmingly popular on at least one college campus.

Kathryn Lopez | February 06, 2009

Flush with power from victory, his ego puffed by an adoring press and buoyed by a celebrity hype machine, President Barack Obama has taken to caricaturizing his opponents as malevolent enemies of the good.

Rachel Marsden | February 06, 2009

Last November, when leftist union comrades around the world cheered the election of Barack Obama because he wasn’t The Man, I wondered how they could be so incredibly shallow that they forgot what he stood for in substance.

John McCaslin | February 06, 2009

I recently asked Nancy Pelosi about the bumpy start for President Obama and his administration, from his tax-dodging Cabinet choices to a pork-laden economic bailout package she herself had a hand in crafting.

Roger Schlesinger | February 06, 2009

I realize, more than people know, how weary the American public has become from the constant barrage of verbiage coming from all types of government officials.

Michelle Malkin | February 06, 2009

Actress Ashley Judd has finally earned her Hollywood stripes and provided award-winning comic relief. With Washington poised to shove a trillion-dollar "stimulus" pork pie down our throats, we need all the distractions we can get.

David Limbaugh | February 06, 2009

Perhaps the silver lining to the new Obama administration's frenetic flurry of executive orders, proposed legislation, "diplomatic" rhetoric and autocratic commands is that people are getting a bird's-eye view into the misguided perspectives of liberals.

Mona Charen | February 06, 2009

In his inaugural address, President Obama promised to initiate a "new era of responsibility." These heights were to be scaled following a successful campaign to transcend the "old politics" of Washington, D.C.

Oliver North | February 06, 2009

This past Wednesday, President Barack Obama chastised the U.S. Senate to get on with delivering an "economic stimulus package," saying that "failure to act, and act now, will turn a crisis into a catastrophe."

Pat Buchanan | February 06, 2009

With reports circulating of its imminent demise, The New York Times announced in January that it had found a white knight.

Michael Gerson | February 06, 2009

I recall sitting at a Kigali restaurant with a Tutsi woman who described the death of her younger sister, a university student, during the Rwandan genocide. The girl had been given up for murder by one of her own teachers, who was a nun.

Suzanne Fields | February 06, 2009

Everybody wants a fix for the crippled system for educating our kids, but we're all alchemists. We think we can discover that elusive perfect formula, the magic bullet, the miracle elixir, the silk purse fashioned from a sow's ear, but all we get are mixed metaphors.

David Harsanyi | February 06, 2009

But is it possible to place our frustration with corporate tone-deafness aside and be mildly troubled by the rigorous control Washington has seized by feeding on the fears and bloodlust of terrified citizens?

Linda Chavez | February 06, 2009

One man's bipartisanship is another's capitulation, which is why Republicans should resist compromising their principles by supporting President Obama's so-called stimulus package.

Charles Krauthammer | February 06, 2009

So much for the president who in his inaugural address two weeks earlier declared "we have chosen hope over fear." Until, that is, you need fear to pass a bill.

Mike Gallagher | February 06, 2009

I am so angry at the government right now I could spit. But I’m not livid over Wall Street or the TARP plan or Obama’s socialist-leaning speeches and TV appearances right now.

Burt Prelutsky | February 06, 2009

Lately, it seems every time I turn around I hear about some politician or bureaucrat who is absolutely indispensable. As often as not, these people are talking about themselves.

Thu, Feb 05, 2009

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | February 05, 2009

Republicans will deeply regret the confirmation of Eric Holder as Attorney General. During his confirmation hearings, Holder declared without hesitation, "Waterboarding is torture."

Diana West | February 05, 2009

This week's column is an open letter to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Donald Lambro | February 05, 2009

Public resistance to the Democrats' big-spending economic-stimulus bill has risen sharply as Americans continue to learn, and dislike, what they see in it.

Carrie Lukas | February 05, 2009

Democrats had a big show of strength in their near party line vote for the “economic stimulus” package.

Paul Greenberg | February 05, 2009

A bright new president announces he's going to have the most ethical administration in American history and, even before the new has worn off, has to accept the resignations of one after another of his top appointees when their ethical lapses come to harsh light.

Allen Hunt | February 05, 2009

Thanks to the miracles of science, fertility procedures, and our culture's unfettered willingness to allow anyone to manufacture life in a lab at any time, at any cost, Nadya Suleman has become a sideshow freak.

Cliff May | February 05, 2009

Iraq's most recent elections were a sight for sore eyes. Independent observers agree they were free, fair and valid. Iraqis voted less for sectarian parties and more for individual candidates.

John McCaslin | February 05, 2009

Given the current economic crisis that President Obama warns will only get worse before it gets better, Inside the Beltway has inquired why Senate Democrats for a "retreat" Wednesday rented high-end conference space at the glitzy Newseum, just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, rather than huddling in any number of congressional meeting or hearing rooms.

Scott Wheeler | February 05, 2009

The media fawning over Obama never ends. The latest tingly feeling they are getting is over his orders for openness.

Brent Bozell | February 05, 2009

Must we always fight Washington policy wars using preferred Democrat terms? Today's example is the "stimulus package," or as ABC touts on screen during its newscasts, the Obama "Rescue Plan."

Larry Elder | February 05, 2009

"There is no disagreement," said then-President-elect Barack Obama Jan. 9, "that we need action by our government, a recovery plan that will help to jump-start the economy."

Cal Thomas | February 05, 2009

Had enough of Abraham Lincoln? Of course you haven't. In the bicentennial year of his birth, Lincoln is more interesting than ever.

Debra J. Saunders | February 05, 2009

Back in October, after the Obama economic stimulus plan had grown from $60 billion to $175 billion and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had doubled the amount she wanted to spend to $300 billion, I asked, "Do I hear $450 billion?"

Matt Towery | February 05, 2009

Polling also shows that the Democratic Congress, starting with an out-of-control House of Representatives, has managed in less than two weeks to create a scenario that could permanently cripple the Obama presidency.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 05, 2009

Egads, it is going to be a long four years! It has been only two weeks since the Prophet Obama's inauguration, and already he has revived memories of Boy Clinton's first 100 days.

Steve Chapman | February 05, 2009

"Experience keeps a dear school," wrote Benjamin Franklin, "but fools will learn in no other." Right now, Americans are getting a crash course in the folly of our general approach to filling vacancies in the United States Senate.

George Will | February 05, 2009

One answer is: Six rows of stars -- the top, third and fifth rows with nine, the second, fourth and sixth rows with eight. The question is: How might the nation reconfigure its flag to acknowledge a 51st state.

Ross Mackenzie | February 05, 2009

It's an hour of hope. Yet you don't seem especially hopeful about the grim gray economic scene or the ability of the new administration -- and the stimulus package -- to give it color.

Wed, Feb 04, 2009

Ann Coulter | February 04, 2009

It's been weeks since the last one, so on Sunday, The New York Times Magazine featured yet another cheery, upbeat article on single mothers.

Marybeth Hicks | February 04, 2009

This is what people always say when they learn that I'm the mother of three teenagers and a tween - "Whoa ... I guess you spend a lot of time hearing how stupid you are."

Janice Shaw Crouse | February 04, 2009

It would be disastrous for a Republican President to have a first two weeks like those experienced by the Obama Administration.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 04, 2009

There are very few economists who really buy into Keynesian theory anymore. Instead, the idea of "rational expectations" has taken its place.

Garrett Murch | February 04, 2009

With the new power paradigm, the role of a 'moderate' Republican in the U.S. Senate has turned on its head.

Maggie Gallagher | February 04, 2009

Here's the truth -- the simple truth: We are facing an economic calamity, and nobody really knows for sure what to do about it.

John McCaslin | February 04, 2009

A female caller to C-Span admitted Tuesday that she approached an illegal alien living in her state of Georgia and called him a "wetback" [-] an offensive term for a person of Mexican descent.

Rich Galen | February 04, 2009

Former Senator Tom Daschle withdrew from consideration to be President Obama's Secretary of Heath and Human Services Tuesday afternoon because he had a woman problem.

Michael Medved | February 04, 2009

If you’ve got only eight minutes to confront a world leader whose impact and outlook you’ve despised and denounced for decades, then what’s the best way to take advantage of the interchange?

Thomas Sowell | February 04, 2009

In an era when so many people seem to be focused on "the first" of any group to do something, maybe it was not so surprising when someone on television pointed out the first Australian to play in a Super Bowl.

Michelle Malkin | February 04, 2009

You never get a second chance to make a first post-inaugural impression. Less than three weeks into his first 100 days, Barack Obama has left an indelible mark on his nascent presidency: the mark of incompetence and hubris.

John Stossel | February 04, 2009

Washington never changes, no matter who's in power. Give a gang of politicians a chance to spend our money, and they will spend it -- the more the better.

Walter E. Williams | February 04, 2009

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was set up to combat fraudulent practices. The SEC's website explains that "Ponzi schemes are a type of illegal pyramid scheme named for Charles Ponzi, who duped thousands of New England residents into investing in a postage stamp speculation scheme back in the 1920s."

Tony Blankley | February 04, 2009

There has been some confusing reporting in the past few days regarding President Barack Obama's plans for the Defense Department budget.

Michael Gerson | February 04, 2009

One would imagine watching the daily lives of others to be tedious. But the mundane turns out to be fascinating, even radical.

David Harsanyi | February 04, 2009

This week, the media, in sober tones, were obsessing over a shocking national event: A 23-year-old single jock allegedly was caught smoking pot at a college dorm party in South Carolina. Horror.

Donald Lambro | February 04, 2009

It's safe bet that President Barack Obama will not be getting any awards from H&R Block for his administration's ability to sniff out tax dodgers among his Cabinet nominees.

Bill Murchison | February 04, 2009

The Republicans have a chance. Not that they deserve it. Not that they won't blow it. Still, a chance who'da thunk it back in those parched and yellow days of November 2008?

Jacob Sullum | February 04, 2009

Last October, while campaigning in Toledo, Ohio, Barack Obama called for "a new ethic of responsibility." The nation's economic troubles, he said, occurred partly because "everyone was living beyond their means."

Ed Feulner | February 04, 2009

If there’s any good news from this recession, it may be this: We’ve seen how Washington works. The picture is so ugly, it may be enough to spark real reform in the years ahead.

Mac Johnson | February 04, 2009

When all the world falls at the same time, there's no one there to help.

Ben Shapiro | February 04, 2009

Not only is CAIR an extreme group with Islamist sympathies and dissent-crushing tendencies, it is allegedly involved in criminal fraud and racketeering.

Austin Bay | February 04, 2009

The BBC Website headline, appearing on Jan. 31 as Iraq's provincial elections concluded, read: "Peace and Quiet Mark Iraq Polls."

Tue, Feb 03, 2009

Michael Reagan | February 03, 2009

You can't help but wonder if Democrats pay ever taxes. It seems from the headlines that the way it works is that Democrats levy taxes but only Republicans have to pay them.

Alan Sears | February 03, 2009

As much as activists and politicians love to repeat the mantra that “children are our future,” the hard truth is that they seek to use all three branches of government to aggressively corrupt, corrode, and curtail that future for the next generation.

Rudy Gersten | February 03, 2009

Tom Daschle wants us believe it when he says his failure to pay $128,000 in taxes was an honest mistake. He wants us to believe that not reporting $250,000 in compensation over three years was just an accident.

Dennis Prager | February 03, 2009

I had heard about how happy Kenyans and other Africans were about the election and inauguration of America’s first black president.

John McCaslin | February 03, 2009

A recent correction published in the New Orleans Times-Picayune: "A story in Monday's paper about James Carville's class at Tulane University wrongly attributed the quote 'We hate the bastards' to Betsy Fischer. It was Carville who said it."

Tom Price | February 03, 2009

Election Day 2008 produced a liberal governing majority that no one envisioned even as little as two years ago. The Democrats control both chambers of Congress as well as the Presidency.

John Hawkins | February 03, 2009

Liberals view the government as a force for good that should be used at every possible opportunity to reorder people's lives.

Thomas Sowell | February 03, 2009

Last week, every single Republican in the House of Representatives voted against the Obama administration's "stimulus" package-- which had stimulated an orgy of runaway spending by Congressional Democrats on everything from sports arenas to sexually transmitted diseases.

Chuck Norris | February 03, 2009

When I heard about the possibility that the terrorist detention camp at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Gitmo) will move to Alcatraz Island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, I got excited.

David Limbaugh | February 03, 2009

Americans should contact their congressmen before it's too late about their instinctive concerns over efforts to convert the world's greatest engine of free market prosperity into a socialistic leviathan under the euphemistic cover of possibly successive rescue "stimulus" bills.

Mona Charen | February 03, 2009

The morning TV chats shows were chockablock with beaming doctors last week telling the birth story of the second set of octuplets in American history.

Ken Blackwell | February 03, 2009

Last week, Michael Steele made history as the first African-American elected chairman of the Republican Party.

Cal Thomas | February 03, 2009

It was the late hotel magnate Leona Helmsley who uttered the immortal words, "We don't pay taxes; only the little people pay taxes."

Pat Buchanan | February 03, 2009

Does President Obama really want this Nancy Pelosi New Deal to be his legacy? Because that is exactly what he is inviting.

Debra J. Saunders | February 03, 2009

Americans now know that the "change we can believe in," which President Obama promised, means a taxes-optional administration.

Paul Greenberg | February 03, 2009

For those readers in the future -- there will be readers in the future, won't there? -- who wonder what it was like to be middle-class in the American mid-century, there'll be no substitute for John Updike.

Phyllis Schlafly | February 03, 2009

What was Saul Alinsky's model that Barack Obama used so successfully to defeat the Clinton machine plus the Republican Party in a dramatic one-two punch never before seen in politics?

Bill Murchison | February 03, 2009

The Republicans have a chance. Not that they deserve it. Not that they won't blow it. Still, a chance who'da thunk it back in those parched and yellow days of November 2008?

Marvin Olasky | February 03, 2009

Darwinists are celebrating this month the 150th anniversary of the publication of their hero's breakthrough book.

William Rusher | February 03, 2009

There has been a good deal of controversy over renditions -- moving captured terrorists to countries where they might be tortured.

Lorie Byrd | February 03, 2009

The election of Michael Steele as the new chairman of the Republican National Committee is a ray of hope in what has been a pretty dark and dreary season.

Dennis Prager | February 03, 2009

I had heard about how happy Kenyans and other Africans were about the election and inauguration of Americas first black president. But being here in Africa a week after President Barack Obamas inauguration makes happy seem almost trite.

Jack Kemp | February 03, 2009

Mon, Feb 02, 2009

Bill Steigerwald | February 02, 2009

Cody Willard, 36, has been causing a stir on and off the Fox Business Network, the upstart business channel that’s piped via cable and satellite into about 45 million American homes.

Roger Schlesinger | February 02, 2009

We are in the middle of a very serious financial crisis in this country and around the world, yet a real solution is being missed.

John McCaslin | February 02, 2009

Who knew in 2007 that the country was headed into one of the worst real-estate sales' slumps in our lifetime?

Rich Galen | February 02, 2009

The names of the two guys who are the Faces-of-the-Week in Washington are Michael Steele and Tom Daschle.

Burt Prelutsky | February 02, 2009

This morning, my hometown newspaper, the L.A. Times, carried the headline “Fixes in Jessica’s Law Are Urged.” The sub-head read: “Tight residency curbs on sex offenders can leave them homeless and propel them to re-offend, a panel says.”

Star Parker | February 02, 2009

The Obama administration, completing its first full week, wasted no time getting priorities in order. First, issue formal apologies to the world, and then begin advancing massive, intrusive government at home.

Mike Adams | February 02, 2009

I believe the Republican Party should immediately redefine itself by declaring a War on Intellectual Poverty against the Obama administration.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | February 02, 2009

Good schools have great teachers and involved parents. When I walk into our children’s school, it is swarming with parents; parents reading, parents making copies, parents tutoring, parents helping with crafts.

Sun, Feb 01, 2009

David Stokes | February 01, 2009

Like it or not, partisanship has been part of our national fabric all along. And all Americans should fervently hope that we never actually see a benign and boring bipartisanship break out all over.

Salena Zito | February 01, 2009

There is not much glory to being the political party out of power, but that does not mean it is without opportunities.

Debra J. Saunders | February 01, 2009

Of course California's prison inmates are entitled to reasonable 21st-century health care.

William Perry Pendley | February 01, 2009

Sometime in June 2009, the Supreme Court will decide if the law will or if, notwithstanding the fanfare and hoopla, Obama’s election means nothing after all.

Ken Connor | February 01, 2009

"Today, more than ever before, science holds the key to our survival as a planet and our security and prosperity as a nation." Thus, proclaimed Barack Obama in a radio address this past December.

George Will | February 01, 2009

"Astonishing," says Rep. Jim Cooper of the new president's avowed determination to confront the crisis.

Doug Giles | February 01, 2009

Evidently Obama the Whiner can’t work his socialistic voodoo if Rush Limbaugh keeps free thinking and running his mouth off.

Paul Jacob | February 01, 2009

I never thought I’d do it. I’m about to quote a Marxian witticism.

Austin Hill | February 01, 2009

he bill has little to do with “stimulating the economy,” and lots to do with expanding the size and scope of public welfare programs.