Sat, Mar 14, 2009

Doug Giles | March 14, 2009

Plenty of people are already vying for’s Punk of the Year Award, but Chris Brown is screaming to the top of the list. This tool is an OJ in waiting.

Michael Barone | March 14, 2009

We've been hearing a lot of criticism of Barack Obama in recent days from pro-Obama corners -- from celebrity investor Warren Buffett, from moderate conservative columnist David Brooks, from one of the Democratic Party's deepest thinkers, William Galston -- all along the same lines.

Conservatives are so aghast at the huge spending going on in Washington and the $1.75 trillion deficit (13 percent of our gross domestic product) it is causing them to overlook an even more basic question about the president: Is he competent?

Larry Kudlow | March 14, 2009

Is it really necessary for taxpayers to spend another dime on the TARP?

Wayne Winegarden | March 14, 2009

Lost for what to do, there appears to be only one cure-all the government will consider for the current economic crisis: spend, spend, spend.

Fri, Mar 13, 2009

Paul Edwards | March 13, 2009

We should certainly pray for the president. We should pray for wisdom for him, for strength for him, for protection for him and his family. But where his plans clearly oppose righteousness, we should pray they fail.

Kathryn Lopez | March 13, 2009

It was hard to overlook the not-so-subtle irony. During the same week: (1.) President Obama signed an executive order reversing former president Bush's embryonic stem-cell research policy.

Rich Tucker | March 13, 2009

When then-Sen. Barack Obama titled his autobiography “The Audacity of Hope,” (borrowing from a sermon by his spiritual mentor, the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright), he probably didn’t suspect his young presidential administration would be marked by far too much “audacity” and far too little “hope."

John McCaslin | March 13, 2009

Bernard Madoff, ordered jailed Thursday after admitting that he masterminded the largest Ponzi scheme in history, donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to mostly Democratic Party candidates.

Rich Galen | March 13, 2009

I played hooky yesterday afternoon and went to see Slumdog Millionaire. I stopped by the theater to see when the next show was, and it was NOW, so I went in.

Michelle Malkin | March 13, 2009

At a flail-and-wail House hearing last month, California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters melted down in front of big banking CEOs.

Brent Bozell | March 13, 2009

On March 3, President Obama said something remarkably stupid, wrong and politically tone-deaf. Our Obama-loving media either ignored it -- or actually quoted it without comment.

Jonah Goldberg | March 13, 2009

"We are terrorists to the bone," the Guantanamo detainees proclaimed. Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, and his four comrades consider the charges that they slaughtered nearly 3,000 Americans to be "badges of honor, which we carry with pride."

David Limbaugh | March 13, 2009

It's probably poor form to piggyback onto another columnist's work, but Wall Street Journal columnist Daniel Henninger's disturbing discoveries about President Barack Obama's budget summary justify an exception.

Mona Charen | March 13, 2009

One of President Obama's strengths is his mild manner. It tends to give the impression of reasonableness, and is reinforced by his habit of presenting strongly ideological moves as mere pragmatism.

Oliver North | March 13, 2009

Since Mr. Obama's announced his deadline for pulling U.S. combat troops out of Iraq, there has been a spike in violence in the Land Between the Rivers.

Pat Buchanan | March 13, 2009

By the choices we make we define ourselves. We reveal our biases and beliefs. And so, too, do our institutions.

Suzanne Fields | March 13, 2009

How women are treated in different countries tells you a lot about the politics and culture of where they live.

Michael Gerson | March 13, 2009

In Mark Strand's pleasingly odd poem "The Tunnel," the author is tormented by a persistent, moaning man in front of his house.

David Harsanyi | March 13, 2009

The president claimed that from now on, we will "make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology."

Matt Towery | March 13, 2009

First, just a word before the following is dismissed by Democratic readers as partisan, or as being from someone who doesn't know what he is talking about.

Linda Chavez | March 13, 2009

President Obama reminds me of the fellow who's off to save the world while he ignores the disaster in his own backyard.

Charles Krauthammer | March 13, 2009

Last week, the White House invited me to a signing ceremony overturning the Bush (43) executive order on stem cell research.

Burt Prelutsky | March 13, 2009

Although I would like to believe that every single article I write springs full-grown from my brain as Athena was alleged to have sprung from the head of Zeus, such is not always the case.

Steve Sjuggerud | March 13, 2009

In June 2003, I thought gold coins were the absolute best way to buy gold. But I didn't want to buy bullion coins like Krugerrands. I wanted to buy something with a little rarity.

Thu, Mar 12, 2009

Brent Bozell | March 12, 2009

Since 2005, Nicole Bernard has been Fox Television's senior vice president for standards and practices. Someone should put her face on a milk carton, because anyone who watches Fox must suspect she's never shown up for work.

Jillian Bandes | March 12, 2009

Mexican drug violence is decentralized, discombobulated and dangerous. Unfortunately, the recent U.S. response to Mexican drug violence can be characterized in exactly the same way.

Sabrina L. Schaeffer | March 12, 2009

In recent weeks we’ve seen a substantial shift in the way the nation’s elite speaks about the Obama administration.

Donald Lambro | March 12, 2009

When President Obama boasted that there wasn't "a single pet project" or "single earmark" in his economic-stimulus bill, he was using a slightly different definition of pork-barrel spending.

Paul Greenberg | March 12, 2009

What ever happened to Hope and Change, let alone Audacity? Was that threesome just a campaign slogan? Apparently so.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | March 12, 2009

For singer Jessica Simpson, being bullied is not a new thing. Bullies taunted her while in high school too.

Diana West | March 12, 2009

Forced to the ramparts to defend Rush Limbaugh against spurious, low-down attacks from the Obama White House and assorted Obamedia, conservatives, in their understandable zeal to defend a salient voice of conservatism, are letting the real enemy slip away unnamed.

Armstrong Williams | March 12, 2009

President Obama has talked the talk on our nation’s energy independence, identifying it at the top of his big three immediate fixes.

Cliff May | March 12, 2009

This month, there was an "International Conference in Support of the People and Economy of Dafur," and billions of dollars were raised not just from America and Europe but also from Arab and Muslim states concerned over the war crimes - including mass murders and mass rapes - being perpetrated against the people of Darfur, most of whom are black and Muslim.

Frank Pastore | March 12, 2009

The Democrats’ frontal assault on talk radio has failed, as planned. They knew the Fairness Doctrine—their attempt to balance the radio airwaves with federally-subsidized progressive talk, i.e. “censorship”—would fail because there aren’t yet enough Americans willing to surrender more of the First Amendment. Emphasis on the “yet”—but they’re working on it.

John McCaslin | March 12, 2009

The late Walt Disney, who in testimony before Congress accused the Screen Actors Guild of being a Communist front, must have rolled over in his grave when Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger reportedly spouted "[expletive] you" to Tom Borelli.

Larry Elder | March 12, 2009

Three and a half years into the Iraq war, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly appeared on David Letterman's show. He asked Letterman, "Do you want the United States to win in Iraq?" Letterman gave a long-winded answer about the evolution of his thinking on the war.

Cal Thomas | March 12, 2009

In the classical style of a brilliant politician, President Obama sought to invoke an ethical standard for his decision, while simultaneously denying a standard that might restrain scientists from going too far.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 12, 2009

My heart goes out to the American taxpayer, of course, but somewhat to my surprise, I reserve a special sadness for former President Bill Clinton.

Steve Chapman | March 12, 2009

Not many of us would want the federal government to leave military procurement to defense contractors, Medicare reimbursement to doctors or banking regulation to Citigroup. But President Obama says when it comes to allocating federal funds for scientific studies, we should defer to scientists.

Ross Mackenzie | March 12, 2009

Herewith some questions about contrasts and double standards -- and how the leftists comprising the nameless "they" who rule the world would react to what Barack Obama is doing if Obama were George Bush.

George Will | March 12, 2009

Improvisation is understandable when confronting the unprecedented, but protracted improvisation precludes a prerequisite for recovery -- investors' certainty about the relationship between the government and the economy.

Debra J. Saunders | March 12, 2009

When a jury found Richard Allen Davis guilty of the murder of Petaluma's 12-year-old Polly Klaas in 1996, Davis puckered his lips and extended a middle finger to TV cameras.

Wed, Mar 11, 2009

Michael Reagan | March 11, 2009

What President Obama did when he reversed President Bush's executive order banning embryonic stem cell research was based not on solid science, but his desire to cater to the anti-life, pro-abortion forces and their media allies who helped elect him.

Ann Coulter | March 11, 2009

Are you sitting down? Obama plans to pay for his $3.6 trillion-dollar spending bill by raising taxes on "the rich." I know, I know ... I was pretty shocked, too.

Jillian Bandes | March 11, 2009

The three Republican Senators who joined with Democrats to pass the first stimulus package expressed hesitation over the idea of a second package but could not reject the idea outright.

Dan Kennedy | March 11, 2009

Maybe nobody’s noticed – I haven’t heard any pundits mention – that Obama’s next tax scheme punishes married successful people even more than unmarried successful people.

Dan Gainor | March 11, 2009

This is the winter of environmentalists’ discontent. They desperately want the earth to be warming to prove Al Gore’s truth inviolate and they are going to make you pay thousands of dollars for it no matter whether it’s true or not.

Lisa A. Rickard | March 11, 2009

Congress should examine the latest arbitration study before torching an 84-year-old method of consumer justice.

Tom DeWeese | March 11, 2009

No doubt you’ve seen the ads: The music is dramatic. The scene is tragic. The message emotional. Polar Bears, holding on for dear life to bits of ice, their artic habitat destroyed by Global Warming.

Dick Armey | March 11, 2009

Unfortunately, today, many elected officials, the media, and even big business have lost confidence in “the spirit of commerce” – in the American free enterprise system-- and are looking to government for the answer.

President Obama and his big spenders are moving quickly, to the relief of those who are facing foreclosure on their mortgages. But the program they are offering will do nothing for those most in need.

Nathan Tabor | March 11, 2009

Given the news coming out of Washington these days, you might think our country doesn’t stand a prayer.

John McCaslin | March 11, 2009

If you didn't get caught up in traffic bottlenecks caused by Angelina Jolie, whose been in town (accompanied by husband and fellow traffic-stopper Brad Pitt) this week filming the CIA thriller "Salt," perhaps the movie set of "Fair Game," a future flick surrounding the outing of former CIA officer Valerie Plame, will slow motorists down when it arrives in Washington to start filming next week.

Rich Galen | March 11, 2009

The Peter Principle: "In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his or her level of incompetence."

Michelle Malkin | March 11, 2009

Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is the Jennifer Lopez of congressional travel -- fickle, demanding and notoriously insensitive to the time, costs and energy needed to accommodate her endless demands.

John Stossel | March 11, 2009

We've been rolled again.

Walter E. Williams | March 11, 2009

During winter months, I work out 10 minutes on the treadmill and lift weights at seven stations four mornings a week. Over the years, during the spring through fall months, I racked up about 2,000 miles on my road bike.

Jonah Goldberg | March 11, 2009

Imagine a child falls down a well. Now imagine I offer to lend the parents my ladder to save her, but only if they promise to paint my house.

Mike Adams | March 11, 2009

Odds are you’ve either heard of the phrase “trigger happy” or you’ve never been in a discussion about gun control. Leftists love to use the phrase “trigger happy” when they are justifying fascistic gun control policies that would curtail the rights of ordinary citizens.

Tony Blankley | March 11, 2009

Many of the media are following the convention of assessing President Barack Obama's first 100 days in office.

Michael Medved | March 11, 2009

Michelle Rhee, Chancellor of the struggling public school system in the District of Columbia, has already won bi-partisan admiration for her energetic and innovative efforts to shake up one of the most troubled educational establishments in the country.

Michael Gerson | March 11, 2009

There is a common thread running through President Obama's pro-choice agenda: the coercion of those who disagree with it.

Terry Jeffrey | March 11, 2009

President Obama has shown himself to be a master of what I have called carefully crafted self-contradictions.

David Harsanyi | March 11, 2009

We have Gordon Gekko to blame. Barack Obama has George W. Bush. So while the president is busy radically centralizing the nation's economy, he, in a superbly eloquent and inspirational pitch, always reminds us that nothing is his fault.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | March 11, 2009

Michael Steele has been the consummate politician for a number of years, but his recent public appearances have made people wonder what the “New Republican Party” will actually stand for.

Jacob Sullum | March 11, 2009

Justice Department memos released last week paint a picture of a post-9/11 America where the military censors, searches and seizes people at will.

Kathleen Parker | March 11, 2009

As he lifted the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research Monday, President Barack Obama proclaimed that scientific decisions now will be made "on facts, not ideology."

Ben Shapiro | March 11, 2009

Last week, a group of prominent actors and movie executives from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences visited Iran.

Austin Bay | March 11, 2009

President Barack Obama's new administration confronts a complex tangle in East Asia -- a tangle exacerbated by interlinked economies, economic decline and a paranoid tyrant working an extortion racket.

Tue, Mar 10, 2009

Donald Lambro | March 10, 2009

A deepening pessimism is taking root in the American economy as joblessness rises inexorably toward 9 percent, businesses are failing, U.S. exports have tanked, and Wall Street is in a depression.

Richard Olivastro | March 10, 2009

Recessions are like major league fastballs. They arrive at blinding speeds.

Rebecca Hagelin | March 10, 2009

Spring break is in full swing for many college students across the country. And believe me, when I say "full swing," I mean full-rockin', rollin' party-hearty swinging!

Roger Schlesinger | March 10, 2009

Do I, or anyone, really believe that 90% of America's wealth is owned by so few? The vast amount of America still belongs to our governments: federal, state and local.

John McCaslin | March 10, 2009

The Federal Election Commission says it finds no reason to believe campaign violations occurred when then-Sen. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, obtained a discounted “super super jumbo” mortgage from Northern Trust Co.

Paul Edwards | March 10, 2009

I’m not sure how helpful it is for conservative commentators to join the chorus of mainstream media voices piling on Rush Limbaugh.

Thomas Sowell | March 10, 2009

Now that the federal government has decided to bail out homeowners in trouble, with mortgage loans up to $729,000, that raises some questions that ought to be asked, but are seldom being asked.

John Hawkins | March 10, 2009

Even though Obama has been in office less than two months, he has already made more boneheaded errors than most Presidents do in an entire term.

David Limbaugh | March 10, 2009

he president brazenly sermonizes against scientifically challenged conservatives while triggering federal funding of research that is scientifically controversial.

Mona Charen | March 10, 2009

Dishonesty and self-congratulation going hand in hand!

Dennis Prager | March 10, 2009

There are two definitions for the term "optimist": One who believes the future is good and one who sees the good in any given situation.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 10, 2009

Contrary to the liberals' no-can-do approach toward our wide-open borders, at least three "shovel-ready" solutions are readily available to close dangerous gaps in our border security.

Bill Murchison | March 10, 2009

In America, 2009, things happen that you once wouldn't have thought would happen, such as deference toward human life smacked down as outworn ideology.

Lorie Byrd | March 10, 2009

Being the leader of the free world is without doubt a difficult job, but no one has made it look more so than the current administration.

Ken Blackwell | March 10, 2009

From cleaning our rooms as children and taking a driver's test as teenagers to annual job reviews through the course of a career, there are benchmarks of achievement that follow us through the entirety of our lives.

Mike Adams | March 10, 2009

Hi. My name is Mike Adams and I am a public sociologist.

Chuck Norris | March 10, 2009

On Glenn Beck's radio show last week, I quipped, in response to our wayward federal government, "I may run for president of Texas."

Cal Thomas | March 10, 2009

In the 1989 film "Steel Magnolias," Clairee Belcher, played by Olympia Dukakis, walks home accompanied by a man she met in a restaurant. When he asks her if he can come in, she declines. When he asks why, she responds, "Because I'm a married woman and I know who I am."

Pat Buchanan | March 10, 2009

It was the winter of conservative discontent. Barry Goldwater had gotten only 38 percent of the vote, and his party had suffered its worst thrashing since Alf Landon fell to FDR in 1936.

Debra J. Saunders | March 10, 2009

Because Limbaugh used the f-word, Good Republicans are supposed to distance themselves from him.

Mon, Mar 09, 2009

Bill Steigerwald | March 09, 2009

After George F. Will wrote a column last month questioning the faulty premises and apocalyptic predictions of global-warming alarmists, he caught holy heck from America's “eco-pessimists.”

Robert Knight | March 09, 2009

Dr. Frankenstein would have felt “empowered” on Monday, March 9.

Frank Gaffney | March 09, 2009

The British are understandably mystified. Long accustomed to a "special relationship" with the United States, they are trying to figure out why the latter's likeable new president would be going to such lengths to distance himself from the country that has for generations been America's closest ally.

Star Parker | March 09, 2009

Blacks are not given enough credit for being trendsetters in America.

Paul Greenberg | March 09, 2009

For about as long as some of us can remember, there have been proposals around to junk the Electoral College and find some other way to elect a president of the United States.

Burt Prelutsky | March 09, 2009

Two news items caught my attention this past month, and although they occurred 3,000 miles apart, they are definitely connected.

Carol Platt Liebau | March 09, 2009

Welcome to the Barack Obama bear market.

Bruce Bialosky | March 09, 2009

The challenge comes from the fact that his political brethren created this disaster.

Sun, Mar 08, 2009

Paul Jacob | March 08, 2009

We need a new, bigger stimulus plan. Fast. Congress ought not think too hard about it. Or read it.

Austin Hill | March 08, 2009

As Focus On The Family now contemplates its future, the entire social conservative political movement needs to do the same.

Doug Giles | March 08, 2009

My tribe and I went wild boar hunting this weekend with my buddy’s bunch near Lake Okeechobee, Florida.

David Stokes | March 08, 2009

When Lyndon Johnson was a boy growing up near the Pedernales River in the Texas hill country his parents would regularly play a record on their Victrola. But it wasn’t music.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 08, 2009

The Obama administration’s attempts to divert attention by manufacturing controversy over who was in charge of the Republican Party and to defend proclaiming the 2009 spending bill “last year’s business,” did not work.

Debra J. Saunders | March 08, 2009

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron George looked none too comfortable Thursday morning as he heard oral arguments for and against California's ban on same-sex marriage.

Ken Connor | March 08, 2009

In a move that surprised no one, mega-insurer A.I.G. and car manufacturers General Motors and Chrysler have all asked the federal government for more bailout money.

George Will | March 08, 2009

Tom Vilsack, Iowa's former governor, calls his "the most important department in government," noting that the Agriculture Department serves education through school nutrition programs and serves diplomacy by trying to wean Afghanistan from a poppy-based (meaning heroin-based) economy.

Allen Hunt | March 08, 2009

Death has ripped off a winning streak in March not seen since the days of Chairman Mao or Pol Pot. Death just may prove to be the growth industry to lead us out of America's recession.

Kevin McCullough | March 08, 2009

"Not letting a good crisis go to waste." This idea popped up multiple times in the past seven days as multiple members of Obama's administration seemed to be in total agreement.

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.