Sun, Mar 01, 2009

Salena Zito | March 01, 2009

After a 16-year drought, Democrats have restored confidence among their elected officials and supporters with the swearing-in of President Barack Obama.

Debra J. Saunders | March 01, 2009

Collins died of a heart attack at age 52 on March 19, 1993. During his memorial service, Brown and Wilson shared the stage as both fought back tears.

Kevin McCullough | March 01, 2009

This week in a bold move the President broke a barrier that his supporters should be quite concerned about.

Sat, Feb 28, 2009

Kathryn Lopez | February 28, 2009

Bobby Jindal, the 37-year-old governor of Louisiana, seemed like a good choice to deliver the official Republican response to President Barack Obama's kinda' State of the Union address.

Michael Barone | February 28, 2009

On the last day of her trip to East Asia, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke briefly of the place of human rights in American policy toward China.

Rich Tucker | February 28, 2009

Right about now, the American people must be asking, “Can’t we just elect this Obama fellow and let him get on with the business of running the country?”

Phil Harris | February 28, 2009

“Please Grandpa,” pleaded Max, “tell me some more about the old days.”

Fri, Feb 27, 2009

Caroline Glick | February 27, 2009

Since the Democratic Party's presidential primaries a year ago, there has been an ongoing debate about how Barack Obama perceives the U.S. alliance with Israel.

Jeb Bush | February 27, 2009

ecade after decade, politicians pledge to improve the quality of public schools, especially in poor urban areas where the challenges are the greatest. Too often, these promises turn to platitudes.

John McCaslin | February 27, 2009

The nation's economic crisis aside, President Obama has the entire planet to worry about.

Michelle Malkin | February 27, 2009

Liberal media outlets are doing their best to boost former Washington Gov. Gary Locke, President Obama's third pick for the beleaguered Commerce Secretary job.

Jonah Goldberg | February 27, 2009

This week, former Vice President Al Gore was forced to withdraw a slide from his PowerPoint presentation.

David Limbaugh | February 27, 2009

Remember when liberals were wringing their hands and accusing President George W. Bush of being a dictator and a king? Of course, that was breathtakingly absurd, but what's really ironic is that these people actually want a king, provided they get to pick him.

Michael Gerson | February 27, 2009

President Obama's speech to Congress has been properly called Rooseveltian -- active, upbeat and unadorned. Like Franklin Roosevelt, Obama is a great explainer -- simple without being simplistic.

David Harsanyi | February 27, 2009

This week, the archbishop of Denver, Charles Chaput, told a Canadian audience, "A spirit of adulation bordering on servility" had sprouted up around Barack Obama.

Linda Chavez | February 27, 2009

Hubris is the word that comes to mind as I listen to President Obama lay out his plan to rescue the economy, create 4 million jobs, halve the deficit in four years, and give quality health care to every American.

Charles Krauthammer | February 27, 2009

Not a great speech, but extremely consequential. As it stands, it constitutes the boldest social democratic manifesto ever issued by a U.S. president.

Burt Prelutsky | February 27, 2009

I believe it is long past time to end the War on Drugs. That’s not because I approve of drug use or have any desire to encourage it.

George Will | February 27, 2009

On Wednesday, the New York Times carried a "news analysis" -- a story in the paper's news section, but one that was not just reporting news -- accusing Al Gore and this columnist of inaccuracies. Gore can speak for himself. So can this columnist.

Brent Bozell | February 27, 2009

Everyone who enjoys NFL football games knows they're going to be sitting through an avalanche of those awkward ads for erectile-dysfunction drugs, and ads soaked in sex and violence selling new movies or prime-time TV shows.

Mona Charen | February 27, 2009

It became clear back in October when the tsunami called the financial crisis washed over the United States (and the rest of the world), that the 2008 election might be a deeply consequential one.

Oliver North | February 27, 2009

Truth be told, Barack Obama may be the most charismatic and articulate public speaker in America today.

Pat Buchanan | February 27, 2009

"Real men go to Tehran!" brayed the neoconservatives, after the success of their propaganda campaign to have America march on Baghdad and into an unnecessary war that has forfeited all the fruits of our Cold War victory.

Suzanne Fields | February 27, 2009

Now that royalty can be elected, we can all lighten up, go with the flow and salute the winner.

Thu, Feb 26, 2009

Mike Adams | February 26, 2009

As you may have guessed, Shannon, I only intend to send one of these letters of recommendation. The one you choose will reveal whether you wish to be judged by the content of your character or the color of your skin. It will also say a lot about your character.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | February 26, 2009

In his inaugural address, President Obama heralded the arrival of a “new era of responsibility.” Apparently, this was a slip of the tongue, really meaning an “era of irresponsibility.”

Michael Fumento | February 26, 2009

The F-22 Raptor is “the most capable multirole combat aircraft in production today,” according to the think tank Air Power Australia.

Donald Lambro | February 26, 2009

There were 9,000 pork-barrel earmarks buried in the $410 billion omnibus budget that passed the House last week -- giving bureaucrats 9 percent more money to spend in the remainder of this fiscal year.

Diana West | February 26, 2009

I say this on realizing that just over one year ago, Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders -- who has been on a multi-stop media and speaking tour of New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. -- that includes a screening of his film "Fitna," hosted by Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., in the U.S. Capitol -- was little known outside the Netherlands.

Cliff May | February 26, 2009

In the 20th century, communists waged a struggle for global dominance, but there were conflicts within their ranks as well -- disputes over strategy, ideology and doctrine.

Bob Burney | February 26, 2009

You know what? I think we really are in Oz.

Maggie Gallagher | February 26, 2009

From the hills of Hollywood on Sunday, Sean Penn delivered at the Academy Awards his very own Sermon on the Mount.

Larry Elder | February 26, 2009

President Barack Obama, on Tuesday night, gave his first presidential address before Congress. He looked good, sounded great, and delivered his address with poise and confidence.

Cal Thomas | February 26, 2009

After weeks of "talking down" the economy and concern among some of his supporters that his sobering prognosis for the nation's recovery might be affecting America's natural optimism, President Obama delivered a speech to Congress on Tuesday, parts of which sounded as if they could have been written by a Republican.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 26, 2009

In one of the most eloquent presidential addresses to Congress, with strains of FDR and JFK and a touch of Winston Churchill thrown in, President Obama has clearly staked his presidency on the outcome of the economic crisis.

Debra J. Saunders | February 26, 2009

A couple of years ago, when speaking to a local group, I mentioned that The Chronicle was losing money

Matt Towery | February 26, 2009

You have to hand it to him. Barack Obama's speech before Congress was, from a presentation standpoint, incredibly strong. It needed to be, because what he likely did not know was that a new poll shows that 37 percent of all Americans, and nearly 50 percent of Democrats.

Steve Chapman | February 26, 2009

Legend has it that Abraham Lincoln once posed a riddle: How many legs does a dog have if you count his tail as a leg? Came the answer, "Five." Replied Lincoln, "No, four. Counting a tail as a leg doesn't make it a leg."

Emmett Tyrrell | February 26, 2009

I have been following Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's first foreign policy jaunt with my customary discernment in matters regarding the Clintons.

George Will | February 26, 2009

Put down that cheeseburger and listen up: If food has become what sex was a generation ago -- the intimidatingly intelligent Mary Eberstadt says it has -- then a cheeseburger is akin to adultery, or worse.

Ross Mackenzie | February 26, 2009

Optimistic about economic recovery. And proactive on the economy -- at last. Is this a great country, or what?

Hugh Hewitt | February 26, 2009

Obamacare will be extraordinarily expensive, but far worse, it will radically alter the health care delivery system in the U.S.

Wed, Feb 25, 2009

Ann Coulter | February 25, 2009

Are we going to have to hear about this for the next four years? Obama is becoming the Cal Ripken Jr. of presidents, making history every time he suits up for a game. Recently, Obama also became the first African-American president to order a ham sandwich late at night from the White House kitchen! That's going to get old pretty quick.

Karin Agness | February 25, 2009

On campuses across the nation, young women are enthusiastically taking the stage throughout the month of February chanting a four-letter word for women’s body parts, recreating child rape and degrading men as part of The Vagina Monologues.

Michael Reagan | February 25, 2009

The swooning media were enraptured by President Obama's soaring rhetoric in last night's address to Congress despite the speech's total lack of substance. They never bothered to ask "Where's the beef?" in all those oratorical flourishes.

Thomas Sowell | February 25, 2009

If Barack Obama has been the most remarkable phenomenon of the recent political scene, Sarah Palin must be second.

Michelle Malkin | February 25, 2009

It shouldn't be long before ACORN recruits "Octomom" Nadya Suleman to serve as the radical left-wing group's foreclosure poster child.

Walter E. Williams | February 25, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder said the United States is "a nation of cowards" when it comes to race relations. In one sense, he is absolutely right.

Brent Bozell | February 25, 2009

We've endured two years of endless journalistic jawboning about Barack Obama, the great racial healer who would bind us together, the man who would get everyone singing on a sun-soaked hilltop with a bottle of Coke and a smile.

Tony Blankley | February 25, 2009

I hate to admit it, but I miss Bill Clinton. At least that lecherous old charmer was more amusing than his successor as a Democratic president, our new mortician in chief, Barack "End of the World" Obama.

Michael Medved | February 25, 2009

Why do so many otherwise reasonable people feel an odd compulsion to embrace the illogical and unsupportable notion of the nation's total moral collapse?

Michael Gerson | February 25, 2009

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal -- selected to deliver the Republicans' Fat Tuesday response to President Obama -- might also be voted the man least likely to let the good times role.

Terry Jeffrey | February 25, 2009

Close inspection reveals that what he is actually proposing, however, is a massive increase in government debt.

David Harsanyi | February 25, 2009

It's a discredit to our national confidence that each time some impolite thought -- perceived or otherwise -- is uttered, sketched or typed, a faction of professionally offended Americans engages in a collective hypersensitivity meltdown.

Austin Bay | February 25, 2009

We -- my friend and I -- were drinking coffee in a bookstore. I had a newspaper at my elbow. He'd brought a map of Baghdad.

Donald Lambro | February 25, 2009

The old saying that money isn't everything seems to epitomize President Obama's inept attempts to jumpstart the economy by throwing $2 trillion to $3 trillion at it.

Bill Murchison | February 25, 2009

When the stock market is receding to the levels of a decade ago, and no one agrees on what to do, the coming of the season of penitence might seem easy enough to overlook.

Jacob Sullum | February 25, 2009

On Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder visited the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay as part of the preparation for closing the detention center there.

John Stossel | February 25, 2009

How will we know if President Obama's must-have "stimulus" program succeeds?

Ben Shapiro | February 25, 2009

It is easy to mock the Academy Awards as an exercise in self-aggrandizement and decadent stupidity.

Tue, Feb 24, 2009

Michael McBride | February 24, 2009

Successful leadership is not a collection of harmonically pleasant banal oratories given to audiences packed with sycophantic ovine.

Laura Hollis | February 24, 2009

Last week I gave my take on the trillion dollar “stimulus” package Obama and the Congressional Democrats shoved down America’s throat – that 1100+ page leviathan that no one read before it was voted on.

John Hawkins | February 24, 2009

The stimulus bill is the single largest spending bill in the history of humankind and yet, Obama is running around telling everyone how he's going to cut the deficit in a few years.

Thomas Sowell | February 24, 2009

An increasing number of recent letters and e-mails from readers strike a note, not only of unhappiness with the way things are going in our society, but a note of despair.

Chuck Norris | February 24, 2009

Mother was about 10 years old when her eight-member family endured the thick of those recessive days in rural Wilson, Okla., which only has a population of 1,600 today.

Mike Adams | February 24, 2009

Those who read yesterday’s column read my spoof apology for an email I claimed I had sent to the Department of Sociology and Criminology at UNC-Wilmington.

David Limbaugh | February 24, 2009

America's Founders believed that federal power was a necessary evil that would swallow the liberties their ancestors left Europe to obtain unless it was severely limited.

Mona Charen | February 24, 2009

As economic policy, the New Deal was a dismal failure. But here's what keeps Republicans up at night: As a political strategy, it proved very effective.

Cal Thomas | February 24, 2009

"Always pay the bank" was my father's economic advice. In good times and in bad, whether I had low, moderate or high income, I always paid the bank. The bank now offers me loans.

Dennis Prager | February 24, 2009

Virtually throughout its history, and certainly in the 20th century, California has been known as the place to go for dynamism and growth. It did not become the richest, most populous, and most productive state solely because of its weather and natural resources.

Phyllis Schlafly | February 24, 2009

Under the subterfuge of helping the economy, Barack Obama's stimulus plan legislates vast new spending programs to finance liberal policy goals that are unnecessary and undesirable.

Ed Feulner | February 24, 2009

“Today does not mark the end of our economic troubles,” President Barack Obama announced as he signed the so-called stimulus bill. “But it does mark the beginning of the end.”

Lorie Byrd | February 24, 2009

Many on the right warned voters that if Barack Obama was elected he would spend even more money than George W. Bush and Republicans in Congress had spent.

Douglas MacKinnon | February 24, 2009

One of the most dangerous words in the English language is "entitlement." It helped create, and continues to fuel, the current economic meltdown.

Pat Buchanan | February 24, 2009

Lecturing a conscript conclave of Justice Department bureaucrats, Attorney General Eric Holder last week called America a "nation of cowards" for not spending more time talking about race.

Mon, Feb 23, 2009

Cliff Stearns | February 23, 2009

Last fall, as Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Henry Waxman led hearings on the financial crisis, and criticized companies for taking “massive risk.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | February 23, 2009

This past week, Eric Holder, the nation’s first black Attorney General, got off to a rocky start.

William Rusher | February 23, 2009

Politics tends to run in families. Once the patriarch has established himself as a political power, his friends will often form themselves into a group, or faction, that tends to become self-perpetuating.

Richard Olivastro | February 23, 2009

An economic downturn can be quite terrible – whether it affects a single individual or community, a segment of society, a nation or the entire world.

Heather Higgins | February 23, 2009

The seeming indifference of this Administration to the steady and precipitous decline of the market since President Obama’s election should surprise no one.

Bill Steigerwald | February 23, 2009

Baker Spring, a national security research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, specializes in assessing the threat of ballistic missile strikes from Third-World countries and other U.S. national-security issues.

Allison Kasic | February 23, 2009

The past few weeks have been rough for many Obama cabinet appointees, but one appointment has garnered an impressive amount of bipartisan support.

Allen Hunt | February 23, 2009

We are a nation of “cowards.” At least that is what our Attorney General, Eric Holder, wants us to believe.

John McCaslin | February 23, 2009

The Democratic National Committee has a new political director, Clyde Williams, who previously served as senior policy adviser at the community-minded Clinton Foundation, vice president of the Center for American Progress (a think tank dedicated to exposing "the hollowness of conservative governing philosophy") and deputy chief of staff at the Agriculture Department.

Rich Galen | February 23, 2009

Atlas is done with merely shrugging. Atlas is raging. The Ayn Rand novel, "Atlas Shrugged" is much in the news this week because of the absolutely fantastic rant on CNBC the other morning by on-air editor Rick Santelli.

Paul Greenberg | February 23, 2009

Wait, wait, don't tell me; let me Google it up on my own and call it, in the grand tradition of Tom Lehrer's ditty about Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky ... Research!

Burt Prelutsky | February 23, 2009

Down through the years, there have been a great many movies in which school teachers have been portrayed as decent and hard-working, even heroic.

Star Parker | February 23, 2009

As our new political leadership leads us into the fiscal twilight zone, is it too much to ask for a little honesty as they do it?

Bruce Bialosky | February 23, 2009

President Obama stated unless the Stimulus Bill is passed "Our nation will slip deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able to reverse." Ed Koch, the former Mayor of New York wrote "Yes, Virginia I call it a depression." Is all this true or it just a matter of perception?

Carol Platt Liebau | February 23, 2009

What in the world was she thinking to allow her daughter Bristol, an eighteen year old unmarried mother, to proffer a national interview?

Mike Adams | February 23, 2009

In today’s column I wish to offer a sincere apology to my colleagues at UNC-Wilmington, not to mention convenience store clerks all across America.

Sun, Feb 22, 2009

David Stokes | February 22, 2009

I certainly believe people can rise up and do good things following what President Barack Obama, quoting Abraham Lincoln, is fond of calling our “better angels.”

Salena Zito | February 22, 2009

The lack of debate over and the speedy passage of the Obama stimulus package have put clashing political dogmas at the forefront of the American conversation.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | February 22, 2009

According to Gallup Poll Daily tracking, even after the passage of the $787 billion stimulus plan, “more than three-quarters of Americans [are] saying the economy is getting worse.”

Debra J. Saunders | February 22, 2009

Bad Times Visit Our Betters in Europe

Paul Greenberg | February 22, 2009

Despite the outward signs last Monday, there's actually no such holiday as President's Day to be found in the federal statutes. Or should that be Presidents' Day? Or just plain old, apostrophe-less Presidents Day? Like its legal standing, even the name of the holiday is uncertain.

Steve Chapman | February 22, 2009

In the New Testament story, a man has two sons. One of them demands his inheritance, runs off and squanders it all having a wild time, and ends up penniless.

George Will | February 22, 2009

A simple apology would have sufficed. Instead, Sen. Russ Feingold has decided to follow his McCain-Feingold evisceration of the First Amendment with Feingold-McCain, more vandalism against the Constitution.

Ken Connor | February 22, 2009

Barack Obama promised to get the economy's mojo working again with the passage of an almost $800 billion stimulus package. Wall Street responded with a Bronx Cheer and a 300 drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Paul Jacob | February 22, 2009

A person who really wants what’s best for his people works with his people, in a variety of ways, to organize support for change. He supports others in leadership. He knows when to bow out.

Ken Blackwell | February 22, 2009

One of the most contentious social and political debates of our time pits the opposing goals of equality of opportunity versus equality of outcome.

Doug Giles | February 22, 2009

In his ongoing efforts to portray Muslims as chummy neighbors, Muzzammil Hassan, founder of Bridges TV, cut his wife’s head off last week when Muzzy found out she was going to ditch him.