Sun, Mar 08, 2009

Salena Zito | March 08, 2009

Focus on your jobs at hand.

Steve Chapman | March 08, 2009

You can catch a lot more flies with honey than vinegar, the adage goes. But advocates of same-sex marriage have a deal for the citizens of California: all the vinegar they can drink.

Sat, Mar 07, 2009

Michael Barone | March 07, 2009

"Animal spirits," said John Maynard Keynes, are the essential spring of capitalism. We depend on the animal spirits of investors, high earners and entrepreneurs for a growing economy.

Jonah Goldberg | March 07, 2009

There's good news! According to his budget -- which he assures us is an "honest accounting" of our predicament -- the economy will shrink by only a measly 1.2 percent this year (it fell by a 6.2 percent annual rate in the final quarter of 2008) and then take off next year with 3.2 percent growth and soar for years to come.

Paul Driessen | March 07, 2009

Scientific “consensus” and other shady sales tactics promote alarmist theories.

Tom Borelli | March 07, 2009

One sector is immune from the economic downturn: global warming lobbyists.

Marvin Olasky | March 07, 2009

"Back in the day," some say, and the rest of the sentence is sure to be some ode to the good old years.

John Boehner | March 07, 2009

If ever there were a case of mixed-up priorities in Washington, this is it.

Fri, Mar 06, 2009

John Cornyn | March 06, 2009

Last night, by a single vote, Senate Republicans barely blocked the passage of the pork-laden $410 billion omnibus spending bill.

Kathryn Lopez | March 06, 2009

Politics these last few weeks have been a game of distraction. President Barack Obama gives a State of the Union-like speech, and we subsequently fixate on the first lady daring to bare her well-toned arms in February.

Bill Steigerwald | March 06, 2009

Since Mike Huckabee finished third in the 2008 Republican presidential primaries, the former governor of Arkansas, author and ordained Southern Baptist minister seems to have found a new career in television and radio.

Rich Tucker | March 06, 2009

So who’s more important, President Barack Obama or radio personality Rush Limbaugh? The answer may surprise you. By at least one mainstream media measure, it’s Rush.

John McCaslin | March 06, 2009

Unlike Las Vegas Democratic Mayor Oscar Goodman, Nevada Rep. Shelley Berkley, a fellow Democrat, thought twice about criticizing President Obama when she took the House floor this week to bash critics of Sin City.

Larry Kudlow | March 06, 2009

The Politico reported yesterday "it's rumored that [Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT)] could face a challenge [in his 2010 Senate re-election race] from CNBC host Larry Kudlow, an opponent who would focus the coming election squarely on the economy."

Rich Galen | March 06, 2009

I finally figured this out. Barack Obama is the Community Organizer-in-Chief. He is taking the inequities, the slights, the unfairness, the spread between wealth and poverty, the choices the rich have but which the poor do not … and he wants to fix that.

Michelle Malkin | March 06, 2009

Maybe thrift isn't dead after all. The Year of the Bottomless Bailout has yielded a much needed correction in the lives of ordinary Americans.

Brent Bozell | March 06, 2009

Lent is a season of sacrifice and repentance. Most commonly, the discussion of Lenten commitments revolves around our obesity problem, sounding like a recommitment to already dissolved New Year's resolutions about a better diet or more exercise.

Jonah Goldberg | March 06, 2009

Obama brags -- albeit dishonestly -- that he's only raising taxes on rich people. Ninety-five percent of the American people will get a tax cut, the president insists.

Mike Adams | March 06, 2009

The crazy aspect of the display is not the fact that it is graphic and offensive. It is that it is so dishonest. Put simply, the feminists at the UNCW Women’s Resource Center are not really opposed to genital mutilation.

David Limbaugh | March 06, 2009

While the erudite, urbane left demonstrates its sophistication and collegiality by personally attacking Rush Limbaugh, the nation is going down in financial flames, largely because of the unchecked policy insanity being unleashed by our new president.

Mona Charen | March 06, 2009

I find myself tuning in to CNBC these days. This is unusual for me as business news bores me.

Oliver North | March 06, 2009

The Obama administration's remarkable inability to say or do the right things to aid our sinking economy, stay the collapse of our equities markets, or even build a competent Cabinet is now the stuff of cartoons, talk show fodder and late-night comedy.

Pat Buchanan | March 06, 2009

Heeding the advice of Gen. David Petraeus, Barack Obama has committed 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan and will keep 50,000 in Iraq after U.S. combat operations end in August 2010.

Suzanne Fields | March 06, 2009

Barack Obama may be becoming presidential at last. The campaign mode of supplication and imitation is fading. The new president has done his Abraham Lincoln shtick, train ride and all.

Michael Gerson | March 06, 2009

American conservatism -- intellectually ascendant during three decades in which relatively low taxes and a stable money supply produced the greatest accumulation of national wealth in history -- is now staring into an abyss.

Linda Chavez | March 06, 2009

The Republican Party needs a leader, and so far, no one has stepped up to the job. The mainstream media have had great fun declaring talk show host Rush Limbaugh the de facto head of the GOP, which caused newly elected Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele to assert, testily, that he's in charge, not Rush.

Charles Krauthammer | March 06, 2009

Forget the pork. Forget the waste. Forget the 8,570 earmarks in a bill supported by a president who poses as the scourge of earmarks.

Burt Prelutsky | March 06, 2009

If I hear one more person point out that Obama is the president and that it’s our duty to support him, I just might run amok.

David Harsanyi | March 06, 2009

You may be aware already that journalists are likely to possess an aptitude for math that is on par with the average gerbil.

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | March 05, 2009

A new documentary movie by courageous filmmaker John Ziegler entitled "Media Malpractice" made its theatrical début last night in Seattle, Wash. The movie systematically proves how corrupt and dishonest the American media were during the campaign of 2008.

Michael Reagan | March 05, 2009

There's an old adage that explains that one does not shoot arrows at dead tigers. If there is a fusillade of arrows flying in the direction of a tiger you can be sure of two things: the beast is very much alive and is seen as a dangerous threat to the people manning the bows.

Diana West | March 05, 2009

Even before Barack Obama was inaugurated, the question of what to do with the bust of Winston Churchill on display in the Oval Office arose.

Donald Lambro | March 05, 2009

President Obama and his White House staff are making mistakes that continue to worsen an already deflating U.S. economy.

Scott Wheeler | March 05, 2009

Obama has declared war on America. He says he is gearing up to fight anyone who disagrees with him. He has singled some of us out by name: Joe the Plumber, Rick Santelli and of course the mightiest voice among us, Rush Limbaugh.

Ross Mackenzie | March 05, 2009

With the world's wealth halved and Barack Obama the first president to try his hand at stock-brokering ("Buying stocks is a potentially good deal"), herewith some back-channel chatter amid the static and the buzz.

Rachel Marsden | March 05, 2009

If you want proof that any given group, if not explicitly defined as right-leaning, will ultimately end up in leftist shambles, one only has to look as far the European Union’s recent meeting in Brussels.

Cliff May | March 05, 2009

President Bush was under no illusions about the threat a nuclear-armed, militant Islamist regime in Tehran would pose. But during two terms in the White House, he took no serious steps to prevent this capability from steadily developing.

John McCaslin | March 05, 2009

"Minority Leader Limbaugh" is the headline of an op-ed by political consultant David Plouffe, who you will recall was the campaign manager for Obama for America and Obama-Biden 2008.

Brent Bozell | March 05, 2009

As Gov. Bobby Jindal began to offer a Republican response, it became apparent that he would be no match with Barack Obama in the soaring-oratory department.

Debra J. Saunders | March 05, 2009

Twenty-five years after 1984, Doublespeak lives. Last week, President Obama released "A New Era of Responsibility: Renewing America's Promise" -- a 10-year, $3.55 trillion spending plan that represented anything but fiscal maturity.

Matt Towery | March 05, 2009

Every day I read or hear something new that makes me scratch my head and wonder if I'm not stuck in the middle of some bizarre nightmare.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 05, 2009

Supposedly, if one declares admiration for Limbaugh in public, one is politically an extremist.

George Will | March 05, 2009

Clinton declared it "outrageous that the Bush administration would seek to circumvent the U.S. Congress on a matter of such vital interest to national security."

Cal Thomas | March 05, 2009

Class warfare costs, but not the people at whom the rhetorical mortars are aimed.

Ken Blackwell | March 05, 2009

While he promised to be the next Ronald Reagan, he is instead the next Richard Nixon.

Larry Elder | March 05, 2009

The new administration's strategy to deal with the fallout becomes clearer and clearer.

Matt Towery | March 05, 2009

Every day I read or hear something new that makes me scratch my head and wonder if I'm not stuck in the middle of some bizarre nightmare. One in which everything that makes sense is ignored and the craziest of ideas are championed.

Mike Adams | March 05, 2009

I used to have a friend named Ricky back when I attended G.H. Whitcomb Elementary School.

Steve Chapman | March 05, 2009

If Barack Obama achieves nothing else in his presidency, he may do something that once seemed impossible: give a lot of people who aren't crazy about his party a new respect for Bill Clinton.

Wed, Mar 04, 2009

Ann Coulter | March 04, 2009

If you've ever watched any three nights of his show, you know that Olbermann went to Cornell. But he always forgets to mention that he went to the school that offers classes in milking and bovine management.

Laura Hollis | March 04, 2009

This is priceless. David Brooks is having a bit of "buyer's remorse" over Barack Obama?

Janice Shaw Crouse | March 04, 2009

Like President Obama, Mrs. Sebelius has embraced pro-life rhetoric in an attempt to camouflage her radical record on the abortion issue.

Roger Schlesinger | March 04, 2009

The best way to cure a sick economy is to tax those who create the jobs. Really! Cutting taxes costs the government money. Really!

Douglas MacKinnon | March 04, 2009

The abrupt closing of The Rocky Mountain News seems to have finally gotten the attention of many in the newspaper business. Sadly, too late to save what was once a noble profession.

Marybeth Hicks | March 04, 2009

It's been a week of rough rides in the minivan. Midwest potholes being what they are, I wish I had a Lunar Roving Vehicle in my garage. Our roads resemble pictures of craters on Mars, or worse, the new federal budget - big, dark and dangerous.

Paul Driessen | March 04, 2009

The creation of “green-collar” jobs is a major component of President Obama’s energy and economic strategy.

John McCaslin | March 04, 2009

For her recent 97th birthday, Arizona Sen. John McCain's campaign-spirited mother, Roberta, celebrated by cooking beef stroganoff - by herself, no less - for 20 family members and friends.

Rich Galen | March 04, 2009

Here is some un-asked-for advise for the Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele: Go after the other guys.

Terry Jeffrey | March 04, 2009

Under existing law, can a health-care institution run by pro-lifers that receives funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services refuse to hire an unrepentant abortionist.

Austin Bay | March 04, 2009

President Barack Obama's military "pull-out" from Iraq as announced last week isn't what his campaign promised -- thank goodness.

David Harsanyi | March 04, 2009

Is it inherently unpatriotic or immoral to want to see a president fail?

Michelle Malkin | March 04, 2009

Enough. In a word, that is the message of disgusted taxpayers fed up with the confiscatory policies of both parties in Washington. George Bush pre-socialized the economy with billion-dollar bailouts of the financial and auto industries.

John Stossel | March 04, 2009

How lucky we are to have Barack Obama as president. He's already come up with a revolutionary idea that escaped his predecessors : He's going to scour the budget for ... "waste and inefficiency"!

Walter E. Williams | March 04, 2009

Government health care advocates used to sing the praises of Britain's National Health Service (NHS).

Jonah Goldberg | March 04, 2009

Here we go again. Rush Limbaugh is public enemy No. 1. Liberal bloggers and media chin-strokers are aghast at Limbaugh's statement that he hopes Barack Obama fails.

Tony Blankley | March 04, 2009

I am trying to capture the spirit of bipartisanship as practiced by the Democratic Party over the past eight years.

Michael Medved | March 04, 2009

Conventional wisdom suggests that public opinion has moved decisively- perhaps irrevocably - to the left, but recent polls actually express confusion and contradictions in the national mood.

Michael Gerson | March 04, 2009

After a month of personnel appointments and canine selection, last week was the Obama administration's week of revelation.

Ben Shapiro | March 04, 2009

This is the story of a bank. It wasn’t one of those irresponsible banks that rode the subprime boom until the bottom fell out.

Donald Lambro | March 04, 2009

President Obama's big-spending 2010 budget is filled with tax provisions that will stunt economic growth, job creation and new-business formation.

Paul Driessen | March 04, 2009

As Congress continues to deliberate energy and global warming bills, President Bush’s new climate initiative has altered the debate, at least at the international level.

Jacob Sullum | March 04, 2009

In his speech to Congress last week, President Obama promised to "go line by line through the federal budget in order to eliminate wasteful and ineffective programs."

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | March 04, 2009

As our economy experiences one of its most dramatic downturns in decades, the American worker is bearing much of the pain. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.1 million people joined the ranks of the unemployed in the last year.

Tue, Mar 03, 2009

Ken Klukowski | March 03, 2009

Theres much commentary about civil rights and government power. But rights are only secure if a good judge is presiding over your case when you try to assert those rights.

Christopher Merola | March 03, 2009

In August of 2008, during the Saddleback Forum at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA, Pastor Rick Warren asked Barack Obama a sobering question. Warren asked at what stage of pregnancy does a baby get human rights?

Paul Greenberg | March 03, 2009

We, as in We the People, aren't supposed to notice the strings attached to federal funds, or the unintended consequences that may result from taking them.

Laura Hollis | March 03, 2009

Last week’s CPAC conference was apparently brimming with new conservative energy – and further admonitions that Republicans have to be more than just “the party of ‘NO.’”

President Lyndon Johnson's administration was known for his War on Poverty. President Obama's will become notable for his War on Prosperity.

Carrie Lukas | March 03, 2009

Women, particularly political independents, don’t like Rush Limbaugh. That was the finding of a poll released last week by Public Policy Polling.

Maggie Gallagher | March 03, 2009

Lately the phrase "unlimited texting" is taking on a whole new meaning.

Thomas Sowell | March 03, 2009

They say talk is cheap. But in fact it can be devastatingly expensive. Among the generation of Germans who were enthralled by Hitler's eloquence, millions paid with their lives and their children's lives for empowering this demagogue to lead them to ruin and infamy.

Chuck Norris | March 03, 2009

Ronald Reagan was right when he said: "Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

John Hawkins | March 03, 2009

We Americans, complain though we may, are a generation to which much has been given. We have enjoyed a level of power and prosperity that has exceeded anything known by human beings in world history.

David Limbaugh | March 03, 2009

The Democrats, along with those on the right who seem more worried about incurring the disdain of the wrongheaded left than of their fellow patriots, are feverishly promoting their Saul Alinsky-inspired scheme to demonize and divide their most effective political opponents.

Mona Charen | March 03, 2009

Without so much as a by-your-leave from the federal government, scientists continue to unlock the secrets of the cell.

Ken Blackwell | March 03, 2009

Barack Obama allegedly intends to be a transformational president like Ronald Reagan. But now President Obama is raising taxes on businesses and retirees, socializing the largest sectors of America’s economy, and decimating state sovereignty and creativity.

Cal Thomas | March 03, 2009

For social liberals, what is it about abortion that makes some of them consider it a sacrificial rite through which only the killing of an unborn child can truly liberate a woman from the clutches of paternalism?

Pat Buchanan | March 03, 2009

In his campaign and inaugural address, Barack Obama cast himself as a moderate man seeking common ground with conservatives.

Ultimately, all recessions and depressions resolve themselves into crises of confidence. The instant, global, 24-7 communications of today make them ever more so.

Debra J. Saunders | March 03, 2009

A Sunday New York Times story described an expected sea change in international global warming policy.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 03, 2009

Dwight Eisenhower reportedly admitted that he made two big mistakes as president: his two appointments to the Supreme Court, Earl Warren and William Brennan.

Ed Feulner | March 03, 2009

You may have forgotten what you did on vacation last summer -- but you probably remember how much it cost to fill your gas tank for the trip.

Rebecca Hagelin | March 03, 2009

Julia is a fairly typical 16-year-old girl: she is crazy about boys, concerned about being fashionable, doesn't appreciate homework, loves pizza - and she "cuts".

Bill Murchison | March 03, 2009

Up in the air (where it generally stays anyway) went the New York Times' snooty nose. Those conservatives, clucked the Times -- railing the way they do against the Obama administration's lurch toward "socialism"!

William Rusher | March 03, 2009

I began writing these columns 36 years ago and have come to the conclusion that it's time to bring them to a close. It's certainly not a problem of lacking subject matter.

Dennis Prager | March 03, 2009

One of the most frequently cited facts of life is that there is only one race, the human race. It is said in order to counteract racism. And it is said to show how much all people have in common -- our “common humanity.”

Mon, Mar 02, 2009

John Shadegg | March 02, 2009

Two days after his inauguration, President Obama signed an executive order to close Guantanamo Bay within the year.

Paul Greenberg | March 02, 2009

Every day's paper brings more Harbingers of Doom. And there are more to come. That's the message from Congress, the White House, various pundits and the ever-talking heads on television.

Nathan Tabor | March 02, 2009

I didn’t happen to see one on Angelina Jolie. Nor on Miley Cyrus, nor on any of the most profiled attendees at the Academy Awards. The fashion accessory I was looking for was the red ribbon, a symbol of HIV/AIDS awareness.

Matt Patterson | March 02, 2009

The Internet produces a profound contradiction - we have more communications than ever, but never have our connections to one another been so fragile and ephemeral.

Bill Steigerwald | March 02, 2009

No matter what party partisans say, no American president is perfect -- to say the least. But when historians get around to ranking our greatest presidents, the top spots invariably go to the usual titans -- Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and the Roosevelts, Teddy and Franklin.

William Perry Pendley | March 02, 2009

It has been a captivating few weeks for Illinois. First, Illinois’s governor—responsible for filling Barack Obama’s vacancy in the U.S. Senate—is accused of trying to sell the seat.

Allen Hunt | March 02, 2009

At age eleven, in 1975, I sat in a classroom or on a ball field. At the same age today, Jordan Brown sits in a jail cell. Charged an an adult with criminal homicide by the state of Pennsylvania.

Ken Connor | March 02, 2009

President Obama's election as the first African-American President of the United States was symbolic of how far we've come over the last half-century, right? Not according to Eric Holder.

Rich Galen | March 02, 2009

The New York Sunday Times Magazine yesterday published a major - an 8,000 word - update on the State of Newt Gringrich.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | March 02, 2009

This week there were two important speeches that were distinct opposites. The first was President Obama’s economic speech on Tuesday and the second was Rush Limbaugh’s Saturday speech at CPAC.

Robert Knight | March 02, 2009

Under “hate crimes” laws that include “sexual orientation,” an assailant of a man perceived as homosexual would be subjected to greater penalties than grandma’s mugger.

Steve Chapman | March 02, 2009

A sound, if cynical, policy for elections is to never vote for a candidate whose policies match your own. Since politicians often renege on their promises, you are better off voting for a candidate who says he'll do the opposite of what you want -- and trusting that he's a liar.

Burt Prelutsky | March 02, 2009

When I first thought about writing this piece, I was only going to list my all-time favorite movies, breaking them down by decade.

Karin Agness | March 02, 2009

Valentine's Day is supposed to be a day of celebrating love, romance, and the sweetheart in your life.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 02, 2009

The Obama administration’s economists proved this week that they are mathematical wizards by determining that -- to end up with a higher number and claim it has been halved -- it first has to be tripled.

Terry Paulson | March 02, 2009

After watching President Obama’s address to the joint session of Congress and Governor Bobby Jindal’s Republican reply, it’s clear that Americans have two very different definitions of what it means to be “responsible.”

Star Parker | March 02, 2009

For Obama, the solution to everything seems to be government and spending. But in improving education, more of neither seems to work.

Bruce Bialosky | March 02, 2009

A constant theme among the Obama Gang suggests that questioning their path is reckless.

Rachel Marsden | March 02, 2009

Over the past week, both Hollywood and its Washington political counterpart – Fuglywood, DC – gathered to celebrate themselves by engaging in deep speechifying.

Frank Turek | March 02, 2009

My friend David has a knack for cutting through the smokescreens people throw up when they’re trying to avoid making commitments, be they commitments to God or to other people.

Michael McBride | March 02, 2009

I am not naïve enough to believe that all of America is fully racially integrated, but it is obvious that ethnic culture is flourishing in all manner of businesses – restaurants, ethnic grocery stores, and the supervisory and managerial staff in my own company.

Sun, Mar 01, 2009

Doug Giles | March 01, 2009

As our nation settles solidly into the vise of a rank recession with a tax and spend president and cabinet that are morally vacuous and weak on national defense, more and more non-Kool Aid drinking folks are starting to shvitz like a hooker in church.

Doug Giles | March 01, 2009

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

Salena Zito | March 01, 2009

Not confined by the Bush political message or machine, conservatives are freer to explore a better way to lead and govern the country.

Paul Jacob | March 01, 2009

Placing our trust in government is almost certainly the wrong way to go about securing ourselves from danger.

Austin Hill | March 01, 2009

For millions of my fellow Americans, President Barack Obama is awakening the welfare recipient within.

David Stokes | March 01, 2009

Bob Hamer worked for the FBI for 26 years as a street agent, spending a great deal of time undercover.

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.