Sat, Mar 28, 2009

Doug Giles | March 28, 2009

This past Friday Obama told the planet that he’s about to go medieval on al-Qaeda and the Taliban in a Full Monty AfPaki Attack. God, I hope so

Robert Murphy | March 28, 2009

For now these giant companies all take their marching orders from DC politicians, about the only group I trust less than AIG executives.

Michael Barone | March 28, 2009

Roadblocks. That's what Barack Obama has been encountering on the audacious path toward a European-style welfare state he has set out in his budget and other proposals.

President Obama's glib assertion that his reduction in tax deductions will not reduce donations is absurd.

Fri, Mar 27, 2009

David Limbaugh | March 27, 2009

There has doubtlessly been great anxiety about the economy, but I think even greater anxiety exists over what President Barack Obama is doing and planning to do to this country.

Paul Greenberg | March 27, 2009

Barack Obama's answers have a way raising more questions. Consider a few he offered during his White House press conference Tuesday evening.

Rich Tucker | March 27, 2009

There’s no speedy cure for a hangover. But, as a t-shirt that was popular some years ago said, one can avoid hangovers by “staying drunk.”

Kathryn Lopez | March 27, 2009

If you still think that President Barack Obama is about hope and change and moms and apple pie and nothing objectionable or radical, consider his nominee for head of the Office of Legal Counsel, Dawn Johnsen.

Gary Bauer | March 27, 2009

What do all Americans, starting with George Washington, and especially pro-life advocates, have in common according to such media luminaries as NBC’s Brian Williams?

John McCaslin | March 27, 2009

We were a bit amused that President Obama sought to console the wealthy attendees of a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Washington, telling them to hang in there until the economy improves.

Rich Galen | March 27, 2009

George Orwell wrote his famous novel "1984" in 1949 but it is coming true in 2009.

Michelle Malkin | March 27, 2009

If you think there are no consequences to hysterical, anti-corporate grandstanding in Washington, pay attention to what's happening across the pond: "This is just the beginning."

Jonah Goldberg | March 27, 2009

Maybe we have it all backwards. Here's the basic story President Obama wants to tell. The last eight years were an economic disaster because President Bush and the Republicans ignored necessary government regulations and "investments."

Mona Charen | March 27, 2009

One of President Obama's signature boasts was that his election would, to use his term, "reboot" America's image in the world.

Michael Gerson | March 27, 2009

It is amazing how swiftly a presidential tendency turns from observation to joke to meme. Barack Obama -- called "the most eloquent political speaker of our time" -- has become known as the teleprompter president.

Suzanne Fields | March 27, 2009

It's a shame that the eye of the camera tempts presidents to try to be the entertainer in chief.

Linda Chavez | March 27, 2009

President Obama decided that the man he originally picked to head the civil rights division at the Justice Department, Thomas Saenz, was too controversial, so he's now turned to someone he hopes will have clearer sailing through the confirmation process.

Donald Lambro | March 27, 2009

President Obama's anti-oil cap-and-trade legislation that will effectively levy a carbon-emissions tax on businesses and on all Americans will likely be one of the first casualties of his liberal agenda.

Brent Bozell | March 27, 2009

Can a child be accused of child pornography? Could a child then be formally charged and convicted of it? These are the questions raised by the disturbing new trend called "sexting."

Oliver North | March 27, 2009

On Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, Rahm Emanuel, now the White House chief of staff, famously described the future Obama administration's philosophy for governing: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.

Pat Buchanan | March 27, 2009

NATO has been irrelevant for two decades, since its raison d'etre -- to keep the Red Army from driving to the Rhine -- disappeared. Yet Obama is headed to Brussels to celebrate France's return and the 60th birthday of the alliance.

David Harsanyi | March 27, 2009

This week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claimed that our nation's "insatiable" appetite for illegal drugs is in large part to blame for the violence in northern Mexico.

Burt Prelutsky | March 27, 2009

I have to hope for the sake of our country’s future that when people voted for Obama they really had no idea what a disaster he would be, even though I kept warning them that he was a left-wing lug nut.

Thu, Mar 26, 2009

Laura Hollis | March 26, 2009

I have been plenty ashamed of my alma mater in recent years.

Jillian Bandes | March 26, 2009

State laws that prohibit school boards from giving money to private educational institutions are now the reason disabled kids in Arizona can no longer attend specialized classes that meet their needs.

Frank Pastore | March 26, 2009

I guess activists can’t help throwing condoms—either at those who oppose their policy, or at populations dying of AIDS in Africa and around the world.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | March 26, 2009

In Obama's entire circle of advisers, one man rises above the pack, gaining the reputation as the most ruthless political figure in America today. This man is Rahm Emanuel, Obama's chief of staff.

Roger Schlesinger | March 26, 2009

I feel that either I don't get it or maybe bad is good and good is bad. When I first found something that was peculiar, I thought maybe I had misunderstood what I heard, and let it pass.

Diana West | March 26, 2009

The following takes place in an unseen episode of "24."

Carrie Lukas | March 26, 2009

The American people bought the media's storyline that from the Bush era's sunset would dawn the Obama age of bipartisan pragmatism and competence. Yet today, American politics is uglier than ever.

Cliff May | March 26, 2009

The question posed by social scientist Charles Murray at the American Enterprise Institute's annual dinner this month could hardly have been simpler: Do Americans want the United States to be like Europe?

Steve King | March 26, 2009

When President Obama rescinded the Mexico City Policy on January 23, he stated, ‘No matter what our views, we are united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, reduce the need for abortion and support women and families in the choices they make.

John McCaslin | March 26, 2009

Every day, more and more people report experiencing the so-called 1111 phenomenon - mainly glancing up and seeing 11:11 staring back at them from their clocks.

Michael Reagan | March 26, 2009

In the entire furor, nobody has bothered to ask for the details behind the bonuses, such as why were they given to some AIG employees and whether they were legitimate and deserved.

Larry Elder | March 26, 2009

President Barack Obama, in an appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, made a self-deprecating but ill-advised joke, in which he referred to the Special Olympics. He quickly apologized. Crisis averted.

Ken Blackwell | March 26, 2009

The politics of division is at play within the conservative movement. Some predominately economic conservatives are at odds with some predominately social conservatives.

Cal Thomas | March 26, 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted a "finding" to the White House Office of Management and Budget that will force the Obama administration to decide whether to limit greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act.

Ed Feulner | March 26, 2009

Work in Washington long enough, and you’re bound to agree with almost everyone at least once. Even socialists occasionally have good ideas.

Steve Chapman | March 26, 2009

Shane Jett is an Oklahoma state representative with an idea that he says would raise his state's profile, bring in more tourists and enrich the local economy.

Douglas MacKinnon | March 26, 2009

The enraged mob came to the doors of Congress in the dead of night with their torches glowing, their pitchforks raised, and their voices screaming for the blood of anyone from A.I.G.

Matt Towery | March 26, 2009

It's time that both the White House and the press start insisting President Obama not be given a cakewalk and his press conferences not be turned into messaging from the media.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 26, 2009

Well, if it is progress when swimmers wearing high-tech swimsuits break world records, it would be even more progressive if the swimmers took up my suggestion and wore swim fins.

Wed, Mar 25, 2009

Jillian Bandes | March 25, 2009

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy just finished a two-day lobbying spree on Capitol Hill, waging another small battle in the growing war over the dwindling charity dollars available to America’s nonprofits.

Ann Coulter | March 25, 2009

How did Republicans get saddled with Wall Street? Obama just got the biggest campaign haul from Wall Street in world history, and Republicans still can't shake the public perception that they are tied at the hip to Wall Street bankers who hate them.

Nathan Tabor | March 25, 2009

President Barack Obama has gotten a lot of mileage out of his appeals to people of faith. He portrays himself as one of them, a convert who found Jesus and a new purpose for living through community organizing in Chicago.

Mario Diaz | March 25, 2009

While President Obama continues to talk about unity and hope on his current “media tour,” with his actions he continues to divide, alienate, and disregard the millions of pro-life, pro-family Americans.

Armstrong Williams | March 25, 2009

Over time, I have come to the conclusion that educational achievement, while an indicator of potential, is not ultimately responsible for success.

Does President Obama truly believe that he can castigate and condemn Wall Street on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and then secure its cooperation on the other days of the week?

John McCaslin | March 25, 2009

Americans awakened this week to a new warning (rehashed and reissued every few years, actually) that eating cheeseburgers will send them to the grave sooner rather than later.

Rich Galen | March 25, 2009

Barack Obama is very good at things like his press conference last night. He is too smooth to get trapped by a tough question, and reporters know there are about three years, nine months to go in this term and don't want to be locked out for the duration.

Walter E. Williams | March 25, 2009

The eight state legislatures that have enacted 10th Amendment resolutions deserve our praise, but their next step is to give them teeth.

Brent Bozell | March 25, 2009

There's a huge hole in all of the public discussion about the reimposition of a "Fairness Doctrine" or a return to "localism" on the talk-radio format: What about National Public Radio (NPR)?

Terry Jeffrey | March 25, 2009

If you want to learn to recognize the mark of a true conservative, read Mark Levin's new book, "Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto."

David Harsanyi | March 25, 2009

"Most men die of their remedies, not of their diseases," a smart-alecky Frenchman once observed. At this point, many Americans might be pondering a similar thought: What's worse, the recession or the prescription?

Donald Lambro | March 25, 2009

This week's $1 trillion question is whether Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's public-private bank bailout plan will lure enough investors into buying up bad assets to end the nation's lending paralysis.

Bill Murchison | March 25, 2009

For President Pelosi and her cohorts, having swatted A.I.G. with that 90 percent bonus tax, it's on to oversight of executive pay.

Eric Cantor | March 25, 2009

In this era of ubiquitous bailouts, the public discussion seems to overlook the nine out of 10 of homeowners who are paying their mortgages on time.

Michelle Malkin | March 25, 2009

Maybe it's just me, but I find federal legislation titled "The GIVE Act" and "The SERVE Act" downright creepy

Michael Medved | March 25, 2009

In the days following my father’s death on March 11th, I’ve missed more consecutive days of live radio broadcasting than any other time since my show began nearly thirteen years ago.

John Stossel | March 25, 2009

The war on drugs is idiotic. It deters few, drives drug use underground -- making it more dangerous -- and creates horrible crime.

Michael Gerson | March 25, 2009

or years the Sudanese regime, headed by President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, has acted the part of a terrorist gang, holding millions of refugees in Darfur camps hostage and warning the world not to make any sudden or aggressive moves.

Ben Shapiro | March 25, 2009

Americans have a right to focus on the character of their president.

Jacob Sullum | March 25, 2009

Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder said the federal government would stop prosecuting medical marijuana distributors who comply with state law.

Tue, Mar 24, 2009

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | March 24, 2009

It's easy to have overlooked some of the changes that affect your 2008 return due on April 15.

Does President Obama truly believe that he can castigate and condemn Wall Street on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and then secure its cooperation on the other days of the week?

Jillian Bandes | March 24, 2009

Arlen Specter, the controversial Republican from Pennslyvania, said he would vote no on the Employee Free Choice Act, otherwise known as card check, in a speech today on the Senate floor. The move put Democrats one vote short of the 60 needed to invoke cloture, which would lead to a vote and likely passage.

John Hawkins | March 24, 2009

"I didn't do it, no one saw me do it, there's no way you can prove anything!"

Thomas Sowell | March 24, 2009

We are not yet a banana republic, though that is the direction in which some of our politicians are taking us-- especially those politicians who make a lot of noise about "compassion" and "social justice."

Chuck Norris | March 24, 2009

One of the aspects of illegal immigration often overlooked is the effect it has on the 30,000 street gangs, which have up to 1 million members, in the United States.

David Limbaugh | March 24, 2009

Rep. Charles Rangel's recent comments about President Barack Obama's budget exemplify the liberal ruling class's Beltway arrogance and blind faith in an ideology

Pat Buchanan | March 24, 2009

Rather than endure the pain and accept the sacrifices to cure us of our addiction, we are going back to the heroin. And this time, with Dr. Bernanke handling the needle, we may just overdose.

Debra J. Saunders | March 24, 2009

At a recent San Francisco event, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced the Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests of illegal immigrants.

George Will | March 24, 2009

This latest plan to unfreeze the financial system came almost half a year after Congress shoveled $700 billion into the Troubled Asset Relief Program, $325 billion of which has been spent without purchasing any toxic assets.

Dave Ramsey | March 24, 2009

Dear Dave, Could you please give us a list of the things people need to think about and deal with if they’ve been laid off?

Rebecca Hagelin | March 24, 2009

Most of my personal interactions with the disabled were loving and warm, but also brief and uncomfortable.

Cal Thomas | March 24, 2009

One of the more familiar sayings in politics is "don't get angry, get even."

Lorie Byrd | March 24, 2009

The problem is that his humor is completely chilly. His repertoire is an awkward collection of self-conscious half jokes.

Douglas MacKinnon | March 24, 2009

To be sure, you will hear our new president and his supporters in the media blame former President George W. Bush, Republicans in general, and, of course, those evil bankers for a crisis that has wiped out trillions in savings and devastated the lives of millions of Americans.

Mona Charen | March 24, 2009

The only people who today feel judged are those -- and there are many -- who reject the casual "hook-up" culture in favor of modesty, old-fashioned dating and even (gasp) chastity.

Dennis Prager | March 24, 2009

Why is it that when people want to describe particularly evil individuals or regimes, they use the terms "Nazi" or "Fascist" but almost never "Communist?"

Phyllis Schlafly | March 24, 2009

The coldest winter in a decade in many places, with snow in unlikely cities such as New Orleans, has deflated some of the hot air in global warming.

Mon, Mar 23, 2009

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

Last week as I was discussing the difficulty of communicating issues of faith on secular media, a Catholic friend of mine asked why the Pope had spoken out so boldly on the AIDS problem.

Scott Wheeler | March 23, 2009

For nearly two years on the campaign trail, Barack Obama would blame all of America’s problems on President Bush, capitalism, free enterprise and the war on terror.

Frank Gaffney | March 23, 2009

President Obama’s stewardship of the national security portfolio to date amounts to a wrecking operation, a set of policies he must understand will not only weaken the United States but embolden our foes.

Townhall.com Staff | March 23, 2009

The EPA is out of control—it has released a new proposal to tax greenhouse gases. Since greenhouse gases are all naturally produced, there would be some difficulty defi ning every gas source as one problem.

Star Parker | March 23, 2009

It says something about the dismal state of affairs in our country today by what outrages folks.

Mario Diaz | March 23, 2009

With yet another radical, life-long committed abortion advocate tapped to a high-ranking position at the United State Department of Justice (DOJ), one has to wonder what the Obama Administration’s priorities are when it comes to law enforcement.

Neal Boortz | March 23, 2009

This is nuts. I mean, really folks ... we have gone bat-guano insane over this AIG bonus brouhaha.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | March 23, 2009

During a recent commercial flight from Jacksonville (Fla.) to Baltimore, a flight attendant offered free drink coupons to any of the 150 passengers who could name just one of the five Medal of Honor recipients from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Carol Platt Liebau | March 23, 2009

One sometimes suspects that Obama makes such an effort to seem like a regular guy because, on some level, he suspects he isn’t.

Allen Hunt | March 23, 2009

Assaulting the very idea of marriage is exactly what is occurring at every turn. Consider just four examples from the past week:

Bruce Bialosky | March 23, 2009

While you watched the circus consuming Washington regarding the needless bonuses going to AIG employees, you were provided with a cornucopia of finger-pointing and ducking.

Mike Adams | March 23, 2009

I like teaching police officers because it virtually assures that no one will ever go on a shooting spree in my building at UNC-Wilmington.

Sun, Mar 22, 2009

David Stokes | March 22, 2009

On August 2, 1927, President Calvin Coolidge had breakfast in the White House residence with his wife, Grace, and remarked to her “I have been president four years today.”

Debra J. Saunders | March 22, 2009

There is no group more dangerous than one with some power, no scruples and leaders who think that they are really smart and that everyone else is really, really stupid.

Steve Chapman | March 22, 2009

To uphold the tax, says Turley, "the courts would have to ignore the open statements of members of Congress. They have done everything short of burning the AIG executives in effigy on the House floor."

George Will | March 22, 2009

Police Chief Jack Harris, a solid block of a man with a shock of thick gray hair, is stolid and patient but there are limits.

Burt Prelutsky | March 22, 2009

The way that liberal politicians and Hollywood celebrities carry on over the plight of poor people, you might easily get the idea that they actually know some.

Ken Connor | March 22, 2009

Americans appear to be losing faith in God and in our cultural institutions. Is the loss of confidence in one related to a loss of confidence in the other? The answer is unequivocally yes.

Salena Zito | March 22, 2009

As each day passes, more Republicans say they’ll run against U.S. Senator Arlen Specter in next spring’s Pennsylvania GOP primary – making it ever less likely that Specter’s political obituary will be written.

Austin Hill | March 22, 2009

It is noteworthy that President Obama chose to speak of “moral and ethical concerns” during his appearance on the “Tonight Show” last week.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 22, 2009

The past few months have been unusual – but this week has taken the cake – the circus has come to town and does not seem to be ready to leave anytime soon.

Kevin McCullough | March 22, 2009

When 84% of the American people, according to the AOL Hot Seat weekend poll, think a joke you cracked on late night television was either tone-deaf/insensitive or worse yet flat-out offensive then you might think you have problems.

Paul Jacob | March 22, 2009

Perhaps I feel this way because government officials — from President Barack Obama to the too-big-to-fail treasury secretary, from finger-pointing congressmen to my county commissioners — resemble “that man behind the curtain.”