Sat, Mar 21, 2009

Dick Armey | March 21, 2009

uch has been made of conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh’s statements concerning President Obama and his desire to “see him fail.” I was asked to comment on this during a recent interview.

Doug Giles | March 21, 2009

If you thought the global warming climate clowns were bad before Obama ascended to the throne, you ain’t seen nothing yet with our new chartreuse Commander in Chief.

Hugh Hewitt | March 21, 2009

The irony of the anniversary following by one day President Obama's casual cruelty about participants in the Special Olympics was not lost on the thousands of people with Down syndrome and their familie

Michael Barone | March 21, 2009

The Obama administration's budget is full of proposals that threaten to weaken our staggering economy.

Kathryn Lopez | March 21, 2009

According to an article in the Boston Globe, an informal poll taken among 200 teenagers has revealed that almost half of them blame the pop star Rihanna for her recent beating, allegedly by her boyfriend, Chris Brown.

Carl Horowitz | March 21, 2009

The $787 billion economic stimulus package passed and signed into law last month had any number of co-sponsors in Congress, but in a real sense its main author was someone deceased for more than 60 years.

Fri, Mar 20, 2009

Marjorie Dannenfelser | March 20, 2009

At this moment, the abortion issue is a powerful arrow in the GOP quiver. That it remains in the quiver is a perplexing strategic error.

In an effort to promote liquidity and boost the economy, the Federal Reserve yesterday announced plans to grow the money supply by another 50 percent to 60 percent. This ignores the profound observation of Gen. George Patton, "You can't push a string."

Jillian Bandes | March 20, 2009

Obama’s budget calculations were nearly a quarter off. He thought his spending spree was only 75% of what it actually cost. That’s enough to make a homeowner default on his mortgage, but not enough to make a President default on his spending plans.

Kevin James | March 20, 2009

Just two weeks ago, President Obama and his Congress handed over another $30 billion to AIG (on top of the two prior rounds of taxpayer money AIG got under Bush – with Obama’s support).

Larry Kudlow | March 20, 2009

Taking advantage of the populist revolt against Wall Street and AIG bailouts, the House Democrats have passed a vengeance tax on TARPed financial firms that amounts to a 90 percent marginal tax rate on bonuses.

Nathan Tabor | March 20, 2009

I find it curious that, when it comes to the “pro-choice” crowd, the choice is actually quite limited. Those offering alternatives to abortion are branded as religious fanatics and even as dangerous.

Rich Tucker | March 20, 2009

Many of the commercials running today are either insipid or insulting, but at least one strikes the right notes.

Dan Gainor | March 20, 2009

Republicans are derided as the party in disarray and, with Michael Steele at the helm, there is little wonder.

Roger Schlesinger | March 20, 2009

The best news about the $160 million business bonuses is the chance we have to see our government in action.

John McCaslin | March 20, 2009

Once again, as often happens when the going gets tough, France and everything "French" gets a share of the blame.

Michelle Malkin | March 20, 2009

I ask you now to turn away from the bogus bonus smokescreen over $165 million in taxpayer-backed compensation packages for AIG employees.

Brent Bozell | March 20, 2009

Rock stars are rarely controversial for acting like rock stars. A decadent lifestyle of sex, drugs and alcohol abuse are the expected menu.

David Limbaugh | March 20, 2009

Conservatism is under attack from puffed-up liberals, feeling their oats with the ascendancy of President Barack Obama and the huge Democratic congressional majorities, and from a disgruntled group of conservatives who believe that conservatism, to remain politically effective, needs a face-lift.

Mona Charen | March 20, 2009

It would be difficult for even the worst banking or insurance executive to outshine our elected officials when it comes to shamelessness.

Oliver North | March 20, 2009

The "O-Team" claimed that charging veterans' private insurers for service-connected medical care would have "saved" $540 million.

Pat Buchanan | March 20, 2009

As the U.S. financial crisis broadens and deepens, wiping out the wealth and savings of tens of millions, destroying hopes and dreams, it is hard not to see in all of this history's verdict upon this generation.

Michael Gerson | March 20, 2009

The most famous piece of legislation passed by the 111th Congress may have nothing to do with health care or energy.

Debra J. Saunders | March 20, 2009

When Tristan Anderson, now 38, was living illegally in the trees at the University of California, Berkeley, to protest the administration's ultimately successful bid to cut them down to build a sports training center, life was good.

David Harsanyi | March 20, 2009

There are many sub-genres of political tome, but a few of them stand out.

Linda Chavez | March 20, 2009

Spare me the populist outrage. Members of the House Financial Services Committee sounded more like an out-of-control mob than leaders who could help solve one of the worst financial crises in U.S. history when they confronted AIG CEO Edward Liddy this week.

Charles Krauthammer | March 20, 2009

A $14 trillion economy hangs by a thread composed of (a) a comically cynical, pitchfork-wielding Congress, (b) a hopelessly understaffed, stumbling Obama administration, and (c) $165 million.

Burt Prelutsky | March 20, 2009

Several states are considering raising additional tax revenues by charging us a fee based on the number of miles we drive.

Suzanne Fields | March 20, 2009

Tonight's speaker was Charles Murray, whose ideas give liberals indigestion and usually spark intelligent debate that eventually spills over into public policy.

Thu, Mar 19, 2009

Donald Lambro | March 19, 2009

Despite a badly damaged Republican brand that won't be in the majority anytime soon, independent campaign analysts say the GOP may make gubernatorial and House gains during the 2009-2010 election cycle.

Jillian Bandes | March 19, 2009

A new study released by the Tax Foundation details just how regressive the proposed cap-and-trade legislation will be on American families, a plan the Obama administration hopes to implement by the end of the year.

Diana West | March 19, 2009

Congratulations, American taxpayer. Finally, something has roused you from the stupor, the torpor, the catatonia of lingering Obamania.

Peter Brookes | March 19, 2009

From the looks of it, the Kremlin hasn't bought into the whole "reset but- ton" gimmick the White House has put forward as a framework for the Obama administration's new Russia policy.

John McCaslin | March 19, 2009

America's No. 1 nationally syndicated columnist (now appearing in more than 550 newspapers) Cal Thomas tells Inside the Beltway: "I've had a lot of things happen while flying, but this morning was a new one."

Larry Elder | March 19, 2009

Suppose Sen. John McCain, rather than Sen. Barack Obama, won the presidency but made the same decisions and pursued the same goals to turn around the economy.

Terry Jeffrey | March 19, 2009

The fiscal 2010 budget he presented is a startling call to political class war.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 19, 2009

Thank God winter is almost over. It has been another cold one. I hope Al Gore wore his hat and brought along his galoshes whenever he made an appearance against global warming.

Steve Chapman | March 19, 2009

The financial crisis has been widely interpreted as proof of the need for extensive government regulation of banks, insurance companies and other capitalist institutions.

Ross Mackenzie | March 19, 2009

Self-appointed experts continue to debate whether it's accurate and appropriate to term the wreckage of the U.S. and global economies a depression. You have spent nearly 50 years in newspapers. How do you describe their condition?

George Will | March 19, 2009

X-Caliber, a gun store in a nondescript neighborhood in this city's northern section, has become embroiled in Mexico's turmoil.

David Horowitz | March 19, 2009

On this sixth anniversary of America's invasion of Iraq, there is finally a consensus among supporters and opponents that we’ve won the war.

Matt Towery | March 19, 2009

Recently we've seen endless articles about how lost and disorganized the national Republican Party is and how the future for Republicans looks bleak.

Wed, Mar 18, 2009

Ann Coulter | March 18, 2009

Ron didn't say what he said to get any kind of reaction, but because he believed it. He was an intellectual trapped in an actor's body.

Michael Reagan | March 18, 2009

It is said that "whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad." Even the most cursory glance at this nation's current banking crisis would strongly suggest that the deities are out to get us.

Jerry Agar | March 18, 2009

If I had a job I would send all of my money to the Illinois general fund. I do have savings but I have committed them to Washington. I really want to do my part.

Neal McCluskey | March 18, 2009

President Obama is famously tough to pin down on a lot of issues. So how much of what he said in his widely praised education address a few days ago can we believe heralds true change, and how much was really just savvy politics?

Armstrong Williams | March 18, 2009

It’s one thing for a politician to have the popular touch. But it’s quite another for a leader who takes seriously the task of rebuilding a downtrodden Party to go about preening before the paparazzi like a b-list actor on the comeback trail.

Alan Sears | March 18, 2009

It’s high time someone asked: where in the U.S. Constitution are so many angry people finding the legal right not to be offended?

Bill Steigerwald | March 18, 2009

Karl Rove retired in 2007 as President George W. Bush's deputy chief of staff, ace political strategist and mastermind of public policy.

Trent Franks | March 18, 2009

The doublespeak coming from leading Congressional Democrats and the Obama Administration has reached new heights this week.

John McCaslin | March 18, 2009

It was exactly one year ago that the Federal Reserve took the unprecedented step of loaning $29 billion to JP Morgan Chase after the financial services giant acquired Bear Stearns, the once mighty global investment bank and brokerage firm that virtually collapsed overnight.

Thomas Sowell | March 18, 2009

Someone once said that Senator Hubert Humphrey, liberal icon of an earlier generation, had more solutions than there were problems.

Michelle Malkin | March 18, 2009

All the world's a stage, wrote Shakespeare, and in the world of Washington, the curtains have opened on the most elaborate farce of the year.

Walter E. Williams | March 18, 2009

Ask the average person which is the correct answer to the following question: Which president gave the biggest tax cuts for the rich -- Reagan or Bush? I would bet the rent money that you would not get the correct response, which is: Presidents have no taxing authority.

Brent Bozell | March 18, 2009

Outrage burst forth from lawmakers in Washington when the story broke that insurance giant AIG still planned to dole out $165 million in bonuses to executives while it teeters near bankruptcy, kept afloat by taxpayers.

Mike Adams | March 18, 2009

For several years, I’ve been using the term “cultural Marxism” to explain the motives of those who would like to see the government take over the marketplace of ideas, especially on our college campuses.

Cal Thomas | March 18, 2009

When politicians get on their high horses about something, it is almost certain that a considerable amount of horse manure will get spread around.

Michael Gerson | March 18, 2009

One of the snippiest arguments between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary concerned negotiations with Iran. Obama impulsively pledged to meet with the leaders of various outlaw regimes in his first year as president.

Terry Jeffrey | March 18, 2009

Will the new Obama administration and the Democratic Congress bring censorship back to talk radio? The history of the anti-free speech “Fairness Doctrine” shows how it could be done.

Ben Shapiro | March 18, 2009

Amid all of the mixed messages on the strength of the economy coming from the White House, one theme has emerged loudly, clearly, and unvaryingly: The American economic system is about to undergo a profound shift.

David Harsanyi | March 18, 2009

If you stop nationalizing banks, there will be no need to engage in phony-baloney indignation over bonus payments anymore.

Paul Greenberg | March 18, 2009

It's in the works, the bill's in the hopper, the rails are greased. As long expected, the Democratic leadership in Congress has introduced its master plan to unionize American workers -- a plan that would do away with the bothersome little detail of having the workers vote on that decision.

Jacob Sullum | March 18, 2009

Less than a day after Michael McLendon fired his last shot, gun control groups issued press releases that cited his murderous rampage through three Alabama towns as an argument for reviving the federal "assault weapon" ban.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | March 18, 2009

In a recent column I talked about the positive reasons for postponing retirement. But to a lot of folks today, merely postponing retirement now seems like a pipe dream.

Kathleen Parker | March 18, 2009

With a flick of his pen, President Barack Obama finally laid to rest Freud's most famous question and iterated one of man's hardest-won lessons: Women want what women want.

Jonah Goldberg | March 18, 2009

The president's chief economic advisor told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Sunday that there's nothing to be done about the fact that American International Group is contractually obliged to pay millions of dollars in bonuses to thousands of employees, some of whom helped ruin their company -- and, to some extent, the national economy.

John Stossel | March 18, 2009

I'm sick of hearing that America is no longer a land of opportunity.

Michael Medved | March 18, 2009

n 83 active and productive years, my father, Dr. David Medved, taught precious life lessons to his friends, professional associates and, most of all, to his four grateful sons.

Austin Bay | March 18, 2009

Yes, hyper-left San Francisco insists it has no ideological issues with flash mobs ... but tyrants do.

Tue, Mar 17, 2009

Larry Kudlow | March 17, 2009

This whole AIG fiasco -- where the entire political class is suddenly screaming over bonuses paid to derivative traders in AIG’s financial-products division -- is just a complete farce.

Donald Lambro | March 17, 2009

Barack Obama is learning a psychological lesson from a former president about the economy and what happens when you keep comparing it to the Great Depression.

John McCaslin | March 17, 2009

Jesse H. Merrell, who lives on Garfield Street in Washington, tells Inside the Beltway that a pair of deputy U.S. marshals paid him a visit last Friday after he had written a not-so-kind letter to U.S. District Court Judge James Robertson regarding President Obama's citizenship controversy.

Thomas Sowell | March 17, 2009

There has long been an element of the Republican Party that has felt a need to distance themselves from people who stand up for conservative principles, whether those with principles have been Ronald Reagan, Rush Limbaugh or whomever.

Chuck Norris | March 17, 2009

Sending nude photos and sexual videos via cell phone (called "sexting") is a fast-growing and dangerous trend among youths.

John Hawkins | March 17, 2009

Living in this country today is like sitting in the back seat of a car that's hurtling towards the edge of a cliff at a hundred miles an hour while the driver fiddles with the radio and the guy in the passenger seat mocks the very idea of using brakes.

David Limbaugh | March 17, 2009

I don't use the term "Marxist," in connection with President Barack Obama's policies, lightly or even to inflame, but to express my genuine fear that if we don't put the brakes on his agenda to remake America in his image, we'll end up both enslaving and bankrupting America by the end of his tenure.

Mona Charen | March 17, 2009

Those of us who are well past 27 can smile smugly as the younger set takes in the fact of its relative senescence.

Cal Thomas | March 17, 2009

The bilked have provided numerous sound bites denouncing Bernie Madoff as "evil," a word whose true meaning is sometimes difficult to grasp in our "nonjudgmental" age.

Dennis Prager | March 17, 2009

Intellectuals, e.g., those with graduate degrees, have among the worst, if not the worst, records on the great moral issues of the past century.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 17, 2009

If Republicans want to recapture Congress in the 2010 elections, they will have to organize both locally and with modern technology.

Bill Murchison | March 17, 2009

While the Washington establishment hyperventilates over those AIG bonuses, with the president taking time to flay donors and recipients; and while Congress nervously sidles up to the multi-trillion-dollar Obama budget; yes, and while the Democrats roll out a new attack strategy to cope with the Republicans' somewhat older attack strategy … hit pause.

Ed Feulner | March 17, 2009

It’s not always enjoyable to look in a mirror. But we can learn a lot when we do. Perhaps it’s time for the United States to give it a try.

Rebecca Hagelin | March 17, 2009

Just when you thought liberal punditry couldn't get any wackier, Newsweek columnist Anna Quindlen reveals yet a new level of insanity and calls for kids to be taught that sex is pleasurable.

Lorie Byrd | March 17, 2009

“Spendulus,” “Porkulus,” and “the Generational Theft Act of 2009” are all nicknames some have given to the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” signed into law by President Obama last month.

Roger Schlesinger | March 17, 2009

I believe that the media in this country, innocently or not, have created an atmosphere, or at least added to one, that keeps confidence low and worry high.

Marvin Olasky | March 17, 2009

Washington news keeps marching in like a lion, and only the Lamb can stand against it.

Pat Buchanan | March 17, 2009

Well done, Ambassador Freeman.

Debra J. Saunders | March 17, 2009

How the tables have turned.

Mon, Mar 16, 2009

Jillian Bandes | March 16, 2009

On February 10, Congress enacted the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), wreaking havoc on sellers of children’s goods such as bookstores and thrift stores.

Caroline Glick | March 16, 2009

A balance of delusion exists in Israeli politics between Left and Right. On the Left, we have leaders who, when given the facts about strategic options, decide they don't like the facts and make new ones up that suit them better.

Bill Steigerwald | March 16, 2009

No one sane ever went into journalism for the money, and neither did I -- which was a good thing. I've made my first million as a professional newspaper writer/editor but it took nearly 36 years.

John Andrews | March 16, 2009

What is the breaking point? Where will the resistance form? Heavy questions, but unavoidable in the current political climate. The productive members of society can only be pushed so far, some say.

The furor over the huge federal spending under President Obama - a $1.75 trillion deficit, 13 percent - obscures an even more basic question: Does he know what he is doing?

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

Last Tuesday, I stood in front of the steps of Maryland State House as one of the speakers at an annual pro-life rally.

Mark Hillman | March 16, 2009

President Obama's transformation from a candidate of hope and change to a president of gloom, blame and opportunism is so disappointing - even for those who didn't buy what he was selling as a candidate.

Terry Paulson | March 16, 2009

President Obama’s rapid race into socialism is creating an escalating tax revolt. With a never-ending stream of stimulus packages and new entitlement programs, the Americans who will be stuck with the bill are shouting a clear message—“Enough!”

John McCaslin | March 16, 2009

As five congressional panels held hearings in recent days on Mexican drug cartel violence and border security, former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff had one thing to say about legalizing marijuana in hopes of easing the bloodshed: "It won't work."

Rich Galen | March 16, 2009

AIG - American International Group, Inc. is the single most toxic asset in America. Over the past few months you and I have paid $173 BILLION of our tax dollars to bail these bozos out of the financial sewer they themselves designed, dug, filled, and jumped into.

Debra J. Saunders | March 16, 2009

"The war on drugs is a failure," Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Cesar Gaviria and Ernesto Zedillo -- the former presidents of Brazil, Colombia and Mexico -- wrote in the Wall Street Journal last month.

Burt Prelutsky | March 16, 2009

When the Democrats took James Carville’s advice to attack Rush Limbaugh, it made perfect sense.

Star Parker | March 16, 2009

From what I see, the Republican National Committee representatives who picked Michael Steele as their new chairman made a mistake.

Frank Turek | March 16, 2009

Who is the current leader of the Republican Party? No one.

Bruce Bialosky | March 16, 2009

Our President has a habit of saying what he means when he doesn’t mean to say what he means.

Mike Adams | March 16, 2009

I am pleased to finally be able to write a column praising a decision by the administrators at my university.

Allen Hunt | March 16, 2009

The leading source of information for the Church's obituary came from the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS), a survey which revealed a deep shift in America's faith life since 1990.

Sun, Mar 15, 2009

Guy Benson | March 15, 2009

With a great deal of fanfare, President Obama signed an executive order on stem cell research last week. The most controversial element of his new directive is a short, harmless-looking clause that you probably haven’t heard about.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 15, 2009

In a time of massive Ponzi schemes and widespread financial turmoil, it is important for people to feel they can speak up when they believe that something improper is being done.

David Stokes | March 15, 2009

During recent remarks to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President Barack Obama waxed a bit defensive in response to mounting criticism that he may be spreading himself, his vision, and his obvious political capital too thin in these early days of his administration.

Steve Chapman | March 15, 2009

One night last summer Raymond Bell was pulled over by a Chicago cop and arrested for driving under the influence.

Ken Connor | March 15, 2009

On Monday President Obama issued an executive order, removing the restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) instituted by former-President Bush.

George Will | March 15, 2009

During Reconstruction, Mississippi created a "shoestring" congressional district, sweeping so many blacks into a narrow district along the river that other districts had comfortably large white majorities.

Salena Zito | March 15, 2009

The color of God might seem a little bluer after last year's election, in which "values voters" shifted to Democrat Barack Obama and away from the Republican Party.

Austin Hill | March 15, 2009

Now, as we approach the two-month milestone of his presidency, we have a pretty good idea of how Obama “governs.” Is it consistent with the campaign rhetoric?

Kevin McCullough | March 15, 2009

In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast.

Paul Jacob | March 15, 2009

The "audacity of hope" meets "the impossible dream" meets the man with the iron fist.