Sat, Feb 21, 2009

Phil Harris | February 21, 2009

Through the years of childhood and for some time as a young adult, when asked if I were conservative or liberal the answer was automatic and without hesitation. I replied that I was liberal.

Michael Barone | February 21, 2009

All of America was watching Barack Obama on Jan. 20 as he promised to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." But few thought that, within a month, controversy would arise over the Constitution's census clause.

Paul Driessen | February 21, 2009

“Corporate social responsibility” doctrine says companies must act ethically and further the well-being of society – not merely seek to improve market shares and bottom lines.

Fri, Feb 20, 2009

Alan Sears | February 20, 2009

Want your child to learn that marriage is the union of one man and one woman? The ACLU says no.

Scott Wheeler | February 20, 2009

How will spending three quarters of a trillion dollars fix the economy? No one had read the stimulus bill before it passed Congress, including the one who said it was absolutely necessary.

Rich Tucker | February 20, 2009

In a puzzling move, the nation’s first black attorney general decided Wednesday to tackle the pressing issue of … race relations.

Roger Schlesinger | February 20, 2009

There is so much talk about trillions of dollars that I thought it was only fair that those who are destined to pay all of this money back should understand what it is.

Kathryn Lopez | February 20, 2009

Holder really should start listening more. We gab about race all the time -- mostly debating supposed controversies ginned up by self-appointed "civil-rights leaders" such as Al Sharpton.

Ken Klukowski | February 20, 2009

On Feb. 23, a federal court will consider the latest attempt to secularize America, led by militant atheist lawyer Michael Newdow. His lawsuit, Newdow v. Roberts, seeks to purge all references to God from presidential inaugurations.

John McCaslin | February 20, 2009

Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl and Fox News host Greta Van Susteren are the latest to echo this columnist's question: "Does President Obama practice what he preaches?"

Rich Galen | February 20, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder, who is Black, gave a speech to the staff at the Justice Department the other day marking Black History Month. As part of his remarks he said.

Michelle Malkin | February 20, 2009

There's something in the air. It's the smell of roasted pork. President Obama heralded the signing of the trillion-dollar "stimulus" bill in Denver and promoted his massive mortgage entitlement expansion in Mesa, Ariz., at tightly controlled campaign events.

Brent Bozell | February 20, 2009

The dictionary defines prejudice as premature judgment: making a decision before becoming aware of the relevant facts of a case or event.

Jonah Goldberg | February 20, 2009

Hey, black folks, do you know any white folks? Good. OK, I want you to go up to them right now and, as politely as you can, start sharing your most deeply held racial views.

David Limbaugh | February 20, 2009

It is ironic to the point of absurdity that leftists could ever complain about conservatives threatening their liberties. Now back in power, they're in a full sprint to grab power and reduce our liberties.

Ken Blackwell | February 20, 2009

After a month in complete control of the federal government, Democrats in Congress and the White House have quickly dispensed with any notion that we have entered into a new post-partisan era of governance.

Pat Buchanan | February 20, 2009

"The situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating," said President Obama, as he announced deployment of 17,000 more U.S. troops.

David Harsanyi | February 20, 2009

Given that most of you will be paying your neighbors' mortgages soon, it only seems prudent that we start thinking in bolder terms.

Linda Chavez | February 20, 2009

We're a nation of cowards -- or at least the attorney general of the United States thinks we are.

Donald Lambro | February 20, 2009

The House's Blue Dog Democrats like to pretend they are the deficit tigers of Congress, determined to stop runaway spending and stamp out waste, fraud and abuse.

Burt Prelutsky | February 20, 2009

As I sit here, the Obama administration is less than a month old and, quite honestly, it’s really no worse than I imagined it would be.

Charles Krauthammer | February 20, 2009

The Biden prophecy has come to pass. Our wacky veep, momentarily inspired, had predicted last October that "it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama."

Oliver North | February 20, 2009

Rather than making the announcement in a televised address to the nation, as his predecessor did with the surge in Iraq, this commander in chief had his press secretary hand out a piece of paper. No Oval Office. No questions from the press. Just a sheet of paper.

Suzanne Fields | February 20, 2009

Hamilton is nevertheless one of our most important original political thinkers, and he sounds like just what we need to lead us out of the contemporary economic crisis.

Thu, Feb 19, 2009

Larry Kudlow | February 19, 2009

President Obama’s massive mortgage-bailout plan is nothing more than a thinly disguised entitlement program that redistributes income from the responsible 92 percent of home-owning mortgage holders who pay their bills on time to the irresponsible defaulters who bought more than they could ever afford.

Michael Reagan | February 19, 2009

Willie Sutton is wrongly believed to have said he robbed banks because "that's where the money is." He never said that, and anybody who says it now would also be wrong.

Diana West | February 19, 2009

Having routed the Taliban, liberated millions, midwived a (Sharia-supreme) constitution, assisted in elections, propped up a government and routed the Taliban some more, all the United States needs now to win victory in Afghanistan is to win the "trust" of the Afghan people.

John McCaslin | February 19, 2009

Media exposure surrounding the Feb. 12 crash in suburban Buffalo, N.Y., of Colgan Air Flight 3407 practically has been nonstop.

Cliff May | February 19, 2009

There's an old joke about three guys stranded in the desert, dying of thirst. They have a can of water - but can't open it.

Brent Bozell | February 19, 2009

As the Democrat-dominated House and Senate thoughtfully passed judgment on a 1,100-page "stimulus" bill that Sen. Frank Lautenberg admitted no one would read before the vote, the media elite were positively giddy.

Larry Elder | February 19, 2009

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling officially replaced Elgin Baylor as GM last October. Baylor filed suit, calling him a racist.

Mona Charen | February 19, 2009

You wouldn't have thought it possible. But then, you underestimate the ingenuity of the New York Times.

Cal Thomas | February 19, 2009

General Motors made my first car. It was a 1955 two-tone Chevrolet with stick shift and black tires. It had an AM radio and air conditioning, if I hand-cranked the window down in summer.

Debra J. Saunders | February 19, 2009

Who will meet the mortgages for all the country's new tract homes? Neptune? Of course, there's a banking scandal.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 19, 2009

Why are conservatives and liberals not united in defending free speech? The estimable Bret Stephens, in his Wall Street Journal column this week, raises the question and suggests conservatives and liberals give the matter some thought.

Ross Mackenzie | February 19, 2009

On precisely the day Barack Obama signed into law the most gargantuan economic measure in the nation's peacetime history, the stock market's hope balloon went "bang!"

George Will | February 19, 2009

There is something piquant about a congressman summoning others up from self-interestedness, and it is mysterious whose interests, other than those of their shareholders, corporations are supposed to be controlled by.

Michael Gerson | February 19, 2009

There is now a minor but raging academic debate taking place over the effect of an economic downturn on your health.

Matt Towery | February 19, 2009

I promise this is the last time I will refer to my new book, "Paranoid Nation."

Steve Chapman | February 19, 2009

An open letter to the people of Iowa, from the people of Illinois:

Wed, Feb 18, 2009

Ann Coulter | February 18, 2009

Being gracious winners, this week, liberals howled with delight at George Bush for coming in seventh-to-last in a historians' ranking of the presidents from best to worst.

Amanda Carpenter | February 18, 2009

The 3-judge panel overseeing the ongoing recount between Norm Coleman and Al Franken for Minnesota’s Senate seat made a ruling last week they may regret.

Allison Kasic | February 18, 2009

If one thing was clear throughout the 2008 election, it was that the public was sick of politics as usual in Washington. That’s why we saw both political parties offering their vision of change for the country.

Armstrong Williams | February 18, 2009

In the rush to get a new spending bill out of the congress as soon as possible, proponents of the massive bailout seem to have overlooked a fundamental point: the government cannot possibly cure what ails the American people by pouring more money on the problem.

Marybeth Hicks | February 18, 2009

One of these days someone is finally going to trip and fall off the landing in front of the back door. There will be blood. Perhaps a concussion.

John Wohlstetter | February 18, 2009

What would happen if America’s 2008 Presidential election had run under Israel’s election rules?

John McCaslin | February 18, 2009

"Has anyone noticed that it's taking the president longer to select the White House dog than to pick his Cabinet?" writes Inside the Beltway reader J. Griffin Crump of Alexandria. "Could it be because he will feel obligated to keep the dog?"

Rich Galen | February 18, 2009

Yesterday, in Denver (instead of Monday in Illinois) President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 1, commonly known as the stimulus package.

Thomas Sowell | February 18, 2009

From television specials to newspaper editorials, the media are pushing the idea that current economic problems were caused by the market and that only the government can rescue us.

Michelle Malkin | February 18, 2009

Fresh off the trillion-dollar porkulus bill signing in Denver, President Obama immediately launched into his next New Raw Deal expansion: a massive mortgage entitlement program forcing lenders to refinance at an initial cost of $50 billion to $100 billion.

John Stossel | February 18, 2009

So President Obama got his stimulus bill. For a mere $787 billion, he has pledged to "save or create" 3.5 million jobs.

Walter E. Williams | February 18, 2009

The idea that even the brightest person or group of bright people, much less the U.S. Congress, can wisely manage an economy has to be the height of arrogance and conceit.

Jonah Goldberg | February 18, 2009

"Speak truth to power," a phrase of Quaker origins adopted by campus radicals, Hollywood gadflies and establishment journalists, has become shorthand for bravely criticizing government, big corporations and other stereotypical villains.

Tony Blankley | February 18, 2009

Prior to the November election, the only evidence we had of Mr. Obama's managing style -- and that evidence was indirect -- was the management of his campaign, which was brilliant.

Michael Medved | February 18, 2009

Beyond the much-discussed coincidence of their shared birthday on February 12, 1809, what common factors linked Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin?

Michael Gerson | February 18, 2009

The stimulus package is a terrible piece of necessary legislation.

Terry Jeffrey | February 18, 2009

The so-called "stimulus" President Obama signed Tuesday is so unwieldy it had to be posted in two PDFs on the House Appropriations Committee's Website along with another two containing an "explanatory statement."

Ben Shapiro | February 18, 2009

Theres one reason, and one reason only, that President Barack Obamas stimulus passed so swiftly through Congress: Most Americans are worried about their jobs.

Jacob Sullum | February 18, 2009

On Monday, after Richland County, S.C., Sheriff Leon Lott announced that he did not have enough evidence to arrest Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps for smoking marijuana at a November party in Columbia, the gold medalist issued a statement of regret.

Joel Mowbray | February 18, 2009

Speaking anonymously, senior Obama administration officials have been complaining about the prospect of working with a newly elected center-right government in Israel, led by Benjamin Netanyahu.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | February 18, 2009

Retirement. Today's economic turmoil has changed the equation for many who are either nearing retirement age or who have recently left the workforce.

David Harsanyi | February 18, 2009

Sometimes it's almost enough to make you believe in God.

Austin Bay | February 18, 2009

The Serbian government called the anniversary "irrelevant." Despite the Serb snub, tens of thousands of Kosovar Albanians celebrated Kosovo's first year of independence.

Tue, Feb 17, 2009

David Limbaugh | February 17, 2009

Recently, I reread the chapters on the New Deal in Larry Schweikart's superb "A Patriot's History of the United States" to review parallels with Barack Obama's radical economic agenda.

Donald Lambro | February 17, 2009

Just as the Democrats were getting ready to pass the $800 billion stimulus plan, President Obama gave the green light to water down the bill's "buy American" trade provisions.

Thomas Sowell | February 17, 2009

The big story last week was the incredible Congressional rush to pass a bill that was more than a thousand pages long in just two days-- after which it sat on the President's desk for three days while the Obamas were away on a holiday.

John McCaslin | February 17, 2009

Noted historian and best-selling author James Swanson and his wife, Andrea, invited guests into their Capitol Hill home over the weekend to celebrate the release of a new book about Abraham Lincoln by former senator and 1972 presidential candidate George McGovern.

John Hawkins | February 17, 2009

Throughout his first term, Obama will be constantly pushing truly massive new spending projects.

Mona Charen | February 17, 2009

Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez, rebuffed by voters in his previous attempt to become president for life, has now taken a giant step closer to his goal.

Dennis Prager | February 17, 2009

It is, as Robert Rector, identified by the Times of London as one of the architects of Clinton's 1996 reform bill, a welfare spendathon that would amount to the largest one-year increase in government handouts in American history.

Phyllis Schlafly | February 17, 2009

Barack Obama forced a bitter pill down the throats of Americans that the doctor did not order and patients do not want.

Bill Murchison | February 17, 2009

Just for beans, I Googled "free enterprise," then clicked on "news." Results: 11,303. Tried the same thing with "private business." This time: 131,097. Ah, but "news" with "federal government" as the search item: 272,332.

Lorie Byrd | February 17, 2009

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve probably heard it a hundred times – in politics, perception is reality. In the age of Obama, that is more true than ever. Facts don’t always matter so much in politics. It’s more about image.

Cal Thomas | February 17, 2009

Thanks to former Lieutenant Governor of New York Betsy McCaughey and her recent essay on Bloomberg.com entitled "Ruin Your Health with the Obama Stimulus Plan," we know of another problem with the just-passed stimulus bill, one that may threaten the lives of many Americans.

Chuck Norris | February 17, 2009

The House and Senate have buried us in yet another bailout-stimulus heaping pile of fiscal dung

Ken Blackwell | February 17, 2009

The census is one of the most important functions performed by the federal government because the integrity our representative democracy depends on it.

Rebecca Hagelin | February 17, 2009

When companies like Jack in the Box advertise on television shows like "Nip/Tuck", it's time for families to take their burger nights elsewhere.

Pat Buchanan | February 17, 2009

"Bush Boom Continues" trilled the headline over the Lawrence Kudlow column, as George W. Bush closed out his seventh year in office.

Marvin Olasky | February 17, 2009

Part of the evangelical political problem in contemporary America is that much of the press and public sees us as elder brothers

Mon, Feb 16, 2009

Dave Ramsey | February 16, 2009

For openers, the insurance adjuster is not your pal. He works for a huge company which got that way by paying as little as possible.

Bill Steigerwald | February 16, 2009

It's hard to find anyone who likes America's health care system, including John Goodman, president and founder of the National Center for Policy Analysis.

Roger Schlesinger | February 16, 2009

The worst thing I faced in both college and graduate school, studying economics, business finance and real estate, was the endless amount of dull reading I had to force our way through.

Laura Hollis | February 16, 2009

There is a principle called “Occam’s Razor,” which has been interpreted to mean that the simplest of two competing theories is usually the right one.

Burt Prelutsky | February 16, 2009

Members of the Mafia have to take a vow of silence, and if they break it, they face the very real possibility of winding up dead. Liberals have their own version of the vow.

George Will | February 16, 2009

Energy Secretary Steven Chu, an atomic physicist, seems to embrace a corollary to Murphy's Law but ignores Gregg Easterbrook's "Law of Doomsaying".

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | February 16, 2009

On the 80th anniversary of the massacre, St. Valentine’s Day and the structure of marriage in our nation lays ambushed by evil. Let me explain.

Star Parker | February 16, 2009

A travesty of justice has occurred in Oakland, California.

Janice Shaw Crouse | February 16, 2009

Few people become leaders without the ability to move others to agree with their arguments.

Bruce Bialosky | February 16, 2009

We have all heard about the debate regarding the percentage of the Obama Stimulus Bill that is tax cuts as opposed to expenditures.

Mike Adams | February 16, 2009

In November, Jonathan Lopez attempted to give his informative speech on God and the ways he has seen God act miraculously in his life and in the lives of others.

Terry Paulson | February 16, 2009

If some of the presidents we celebrate today could speak to us and give us counsel, what might they say?

Sun, Feb 15, 2009

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | February 15, 2009

You won't hear executives at MSNBC chanting "yes we can." The network that they cobbled together as a TV version of the left-wing screed Air America is in the ratings dumper.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | February 15, 2009

This week marks the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Lincoln, one of our most revered presidents, was born in rural Kentucky and raised in Illinois.

David Stokes | February 15, 2009

Addressing the Democratic Party faithful last week in Williamsburg, Virginia, President Barack Obama brought the house down with a now-famous bit of political sarcasm about the stimulus package now emerging from the congressional laws-and-sausages-making mill.

Ken Connor | February 15, 2009

The American public needs to send a similar message to Corporate America the next time it proposes to limit its accountability through "tort reform."

Paul Jacob | February 15, 2009

Some words and phrases are most famously used to trump all thought. Put "Emergency" at the top of the list.

Austin Hill | February 15, 2009

Welcome to the Era of Obama. You now have a duty to die.

Kevin McCullough | February 15, 2009

This last week through informal surveys on my blog and social networking pages I asked the public what the United States government had done to its citizens in ramming the partisan stimulus package through votes and preparing for it the President's desk.

Salena Zito | February 15, 2009

If you placed a bet during the presidential campaign season on whether Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid were serious about hitting the ground running when they took over Washington, you probably have extra change in your pocket.