Sat, Apr 04, 2009

Doug Giles | April 04, 2009

What a massive hemorrhoid on London’s glutes the G20 protesting goobers were, eh?

Michael Barone | April 04, 2009

Barack Obama's foreign policy is beginning to take shape. Semantically, it's a sharp repudiation of the policies of the George W. Bush administration. In reality, it's something like a continuation of Bush policies.

Kathryn Lopez | April 04, 2009

When the actions of a Republican president set the scene for the current commander in chief's CEO-firing, it's time for a new level of attention from all Americans.

Nick Nichols | April 04, 2009

On February 3, 2009, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) told a gathering of news media lapdogs that the House Financial Services Committee—Barney chairs the committee—would consider legislation to apply compensation restrictions to all financial institutions and that the salary restrictions might be extended to all U.S. companies.

Fri, Apr 03, 2009

Hugh Hewitt | April 03, 2009

I'd like to know where to file my application to become one of the president's appointees to join the remade Board of Directors of General Motors.

Rich Tucker | April 03, 2009

Maybe bumper sticker-type slogans do work. One has, perhaps, swayed Attorney General Eric Holder.

John McCaslin | April 03, 2009

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel is using The Washington Times newspaper and other familiar organizations as examples in its 24-page State Department employees' "Whistleblower and Whistleblower Reprisal" test, which a government source leaked to Inside the Beltway.

Brent Bozell | April 03, 2009

When MTV creates hazardous waste on television, there is no Superfund cleanup program. Worse still, sometimes their toxic programs end up getting recycled by desperate executives eager for a sleazy splash.

David Limbaugh | April 03, 2009

Remember the cacophonous wailing of the left over the Bush administration's alleged politicization of the Justice Department? We always knew they were just projecting, but now we have even more proof.

Mona Charen | April 03, 2009

My children have started to become exacting grammarians. David, 15, is driven nearly crazy every time someone misuses the expression "beg the question."

Oliver North | April 03, 2009

It was a remarkable performance, worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy. In the space of 48 hours, the president of the United States seized control of one of the world's largest manufacturing companies and fired its CEO.

Michael Gerson | April 03, 2009

The broad American belief that foreign aid is stuffed down tropical rat holes has been recently reinforced by a young, Zambian, Oxford-trained economist named Dambisa Moyo.

David Harsanyi | April 03, 2009

Did you know that if you post topless photos of yourself on the Internet, some dubious character may find out one day? And, depending on your career choices, you may even live to regret the decision.

Donald Lambro | April 03, 2009

I recently predicted that President Obama's cap-and-trade energy taxes would be the first casualty of his ambitious legislative agenda.

Burt Prelutsky | April 03, 2009

Perhaps it’s because I was summoned for jury duty a few weeks ago that I have been hyper-aware of criminal matters lately. My attention was particularly grabbed by a couple of news items.

Charles Krauthammer | April 03, 2009

Five minutes of explanation to James Madison, and he'll have a pretty good idea what a motorcar is (basically a steamboat on wheels; the internal combustion engine might take a few minutes more).

Michael Gerson | April 03, 2009

The broad American belief that foreign aid is stuffed down tropical rat holes has been recently reinforced by a young, Zambian, Oxford-trained economist named Dambisa Moyo.

Michelle Malkin | April 03, 2009

I have seen the electoral future, and it is rigged.

Matt Towery | April 03, 2009

resident Obama's trip to London and the meeting of the G-20 brought out the usual collection of motley European protesters.

Pat Buchanan | April 03, 2009

For the financial crisis that has wiped out trillions in wealth, many have felt the lash of public outrage.

Suzanne Fields | April 03, 2009

Wonder Woman she's not. She has Wonder Woman's good biceps, as we've seen in the photographs, but she's hard to picture in red, white and blue tights and starred spangles.

Thu, Apr 02, 2009

Jillian Bandes | April 02, 2009

The campaign for District of Columbia voting rights took an unexpected twist yesterday when it was revealed that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. brushed aside the opinion of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, which had concluded that defending the District's right to vote was unrealistic.

Diana West | April 02, 2009

Beware, America. You are about to be duped by an alliance of Obama-niks and Bush-ites who, together, are laying the groundwork for nation-building in Afghanistan -- nation-building in Iraq having worked out so well (insert acid shot of sarcasm here).

Paul Greenberg | April 02, 2009

Every teaching assistant at a large state university has had the experience. At least I did as a TA in the University of Missouri's history department.

Ross Mackenzie | April 02, 2009

The federal government has committed $3 trillion in bailout money to automobile and financial companies.

Cliff May | April 02, 2009

Let's not call the political cartoonist Pat Oliphant an anti-Semite or even an Israel-basher. Let's just be clear about what he is doing: encouraging those whose intentions are genocidal.

John McCaslin | April 02, 2009

”Reminds me of Jimmy Carter turning off the lights at the White House,” says our insider at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Jason Clemens | April 02, 2009

President Obama and congressional Democrats are avidly pursuing a sweeping agenda they claim is justified by the need for greater "fairness."

Larry Elder | April 02, 2009

"Prime Minister," MEP Hannan said, "I see you've already mastered the essential craft of the European politician, namely the ability to say one thing in this chamber and a very different thing to your home electorate.

Cal Thomas | April 02, 2009

The plot of the 1956 cult classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" seems remarkably similar to the storyline of the Obama administration, which is invading, and appears eager to take over, corporate America.

Emmett Tyrrell | April 02, 2009

It has happened again! Another Obama nominee has admitted to tax problems. Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius has admitted to irregularities in her tax returns extending over the past three years.

Steve Chapman | April 02, 2009

If you had bought $1,000 worth of General Motors stock in 2000, your holdings would now be worth less than $40, for a loss of 96 percent. You could have made worse investments in that period -- with Bernard Madoff, for one -- but not many.

George Will | April 02, 2009

"Fervently" is how America will henceforth engage in talks on global warming. So said the president's climate change negotiator Sunday in Germany, at a U.N. conference on reducing carbon emissions.

Debra J. Saunders | April 02, 2009

American voters want -- and President Obama campaigned on a platform of -- European-style government at American tax rates.

Wed, Apr 01, 2009

Ann Coulter | April 01, 2009

Apparently, it's OK for Obama to fire the head of General Motors, but Bush can't fire his own U.S. attorneys.

Maggie Gallagher | April 01, 2009

He was accused of abusing one of his students around 1980, at a time when he taught at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. In 1993 he was defrocked.

Jillian Bandes | April 01, 2009

A procedure known as "reconciliation" has previously been used to push budget legislation through the Senate with a majority — not supermajority — vote.

Ken Klukowski | April 01, 2009

President Obama announced his willingness Monday to pour billions more into American automakers, using the 2008 bailout legislation. On Sunday, conservative intellectual George Will wrote in the Washington Post that the legislation is unconstitutional.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | April 01, 2009

The newspaper business is in trouble and for good reason.

Nathan Tabor | April 01, 2009

With the Obama Administration and the Democrat-led US Congress rolling full steam ahead with their liberal-left agenda, the message continuously bombarding Americans by the elite media -- including some so-called conservative pundits -- is that the Republican Party is in total disunity.

Matt Barber | April 01, 2009

After Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, they rebelled against God and were made to wander aimlessly in the desert for 40 years on a needlessly roundabout journey to the Promised Land.

Armstrong Williams | April 01, 2009

The Washington press corps was busy last week stocking up on Red Bulls and Diet Cokes in anticipation of a late night following President Oba ma’s second prime time news conference in his short tenure.

John McCaslin | April 01, 2009

Sen. Judd Gregg, the New Hampshire Republican and ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee who withdrew his name to become commerce secretary, says President Obama in a few short weeks has managed to steer the country "dramatically to the left," and in doing so he has sacrificed the "American dream" for future generations.

Rich Galen | April 01, 2009

I was going to write an April Fool's Day column about how the President of the United States fired the CEO of General Motors and made it clear he wanted the majority of the board of directors to resign and how he was going to replace them with people from the Administration but I thought that was way, WAY too far fetched.

Ben Shapiro | April 01, 2009

Despite his “hard choices” rhetoric, Barack Obama’s favorite political tactic is to claim that no choices need be made at all; all political differences of opinion, he says, can be chalked up to misunderstanding rather than conflicting fundamental values.

Michelle Malkin | April 01, 2009

Deliberation in Washington is dead. We don't have legislators. We have lemmings. We don't have debates.

John Stossel | April 01, 2009

Under President Obama's stimulus plan, the government will spend billions of your dollars building new roads and fixing old ones. They say they'll do it efficiently. I say bull.

Walter E. Williams | April 01, 2009

Most of our nation's great problems, including our economic problems, have as their root decaying moral values.

Brent Bozell | April 01, 2009

It has become almost amusing, watching how the so-called "news" media are manipulating their own polls to keep the political weather sunny for their hero.

Jonah Goldberg | April 01, 2009

In 1996, Milos Forman directed "The People vs. Larry Flynt," the propagandistic film that made a "First Amendment hero" out of the publisher of Hustler.

Mona Charen | April 01, 2009

Let's imagine that President Obama decides to go help out in Fargo, N.D., where they are experiencing floods.

Tony Blankley | April 01, 2009

Last Sunday's New York Times reported: "Mr. Obama will confront resentment over American-style capitalism and resistance to his economic prescriptions when he lands in London.

Michael Medved | April 01, 2009

The ferocious fight over the Obama budget exposes some of the deepest differences between liberals and conservatives, contrasting not only their goals for the country but their desires for themselves.

Terry Paulson | April 01, 2009

President Obama is sounding like a grating broken record—trust that his unprecedented plan to spend our way out of this recession while hampering successful businesses with increased cap-and-trade regulations, healthcare costs and taxes is going to work!

Michael Gerson | April 01, 2009

Some friends who are loyal alumni of Notre Dame are distressed that God's alma mater is hosting a pro-choice president at commencement.

Terry Jeffrey | April 01, 2009

hen the president takes an official action, let alone one fundamentally altering the relationship between government and a major industry, two questions must be asked: Is it constitutional?

Austin Bay | April 01, 2009

When it comes to international provocations, North Korea's experienced extortionists have an outline that guides their bellicose dramas.

Jacob Sullum | April 01, 2009

“I’m a little disoriented here,” Justice Antonin Scalia said during last week’s oral arguments in a case involving legal restrictions on movies that criticize politicians.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | April 01, 2009

Tough times often mean making tough decisions. This can be especially true when it comes to watching the young adults in your life struggle with economic challenges.

William Perry Pendley | April 01, 2009

After so much bad news from Washington, D.C., it is worth considering some good news. After all, America has seen its most leftward tilt ever.

By replacing the head of the company and demanding a restructuring of its board in return for further financial TARP aid, Obama has taken upon himself the responsibility for the future of the company.

Tue, Mar 31, 2009

Jillian Bandes | March 31, 2009

Advocates of the FLAIR Act, or Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform, say the federal government has no central system to identify its land holdings.

Donald Lambro | March 31, 2009

Most media polls are showing President Obama's job approval in the 59 percent to mid-60 percent range, but not pollster John Zogby, who says Obama's rating has dipped below 50 percent.

Roger Schlesinger | March 31, 2009

In case you hadn't noticed, real estate is either at the low, going slightly lower, or starting to turn around.

Bobby Schindler | March 31, 2009

Today marks four years since the highly-publicized death of Terri Schiavo—and the passing of my sister remains an ominous marker of the movement of our government and culture on the value of human life.

John McCaslin | March 31, 2009

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington Republican, observes: “History teaches us that the pharaohs drove Egypt to bankruptcy building the pyramids. At least they got pyramids.”

Thomas Sowell | March 31, 2009

Someone once said that, for every rookie you have on your starting team in the National Football League, you will lose a game. Somewhere, at some time during the season, a rookie will make a mistake that will cost you a game.

Chuck Norris | March 31, 2009

One thing is certain: There's nothing that Obama can't get away with at this point. He is the orchestra leader of a new political blitzkrieg, which makes the Clinton machine look like Tinkertoys.

John Hawkins | March 31, 2009

Liberals spend much of their time trying to hide what they believe from the public while conservatives are perpetually frustrated by the fact that the American people don't seem to understand what we really believe.

David Limbaugh | March 31, 2009

As usual, President Barack Obama is multi-tasking the dismantling of the American system on so many fronts that not all of the outrages can be properly monitored.

Cal Thomas | March 31, 2009

One frequently reads and hears that Afghanistan has become "Obama's war." The implication by many who use that phrase is that if things go badly in Afghanistan, President Obama will be blamed and it will cause him political damage.

Dennis Prager | March 31, 2009

The older I get, the less I find evil interesting and the more I find goodness interesting. Contrary to conventional wisdom, it is great goodness, not great evil, that needs to be explained.

Pat Buchanan | March 31, 2009

By inviting Barack Obama to deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Notre Dame, the Rev. John Jenkins has polarized the Catholic community nationwide.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 31, 2009

Does Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner favor replacing the U.S. dollar with a global currency or doesn't he?

Rebecca Hagelin | March 31, 2009

What beautiful scripture verses. The Bible is filled with verses that call on us to do all in our power as individuals to fight what is unjust and to show His mercy on the oppressed, down-trodden and broken-hearted.

Bill Murchison | March 31, 2009

The mind boggles, and then again, maybe it doesn't, having become what you might call boggle-proof over repeated assertions of federal government power to do this and do that, whatever you please, don't bother asking.

Ed Feulner | March 31, 2009

The drive to “claw back” executive bonuses is waning in Washington. Lawmakers are softening a House-passed bill to tax away big-money bonuses paid at bailed-out companies.

Marvin Olasky | March 31, 2009

Barack Obama last month enlisted Theodore Roosevelt in his campaign for increased governmental control of health care, arguing that TR "first called for reform nearly a century ago."

Douglas MacKinnon | March 31, 2009

Right after Barack Obama was elected, I was flooded with emails from those who had already read the book, or who had just gotten it.

Debra J. Saunders | March 31, 2009

It seems pretty obvious that the last three presidents -- Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama -- once smoked marijuana.

Mon, Mar 30, 2009

Ashley Herzog | March 30, 2009

efore the federal stimulus package lavishes billions of dollars on higher education, taxpayers should demand that universities stop turning out civically illiterate graduates.

Larry Kudlow | March 30, 2009

Team Obama fired GM CEO Rick Wagoner Sunday afternoon, just a short time after Treasury man Tim Geithner told the television talk shows that some banks will need large amounts of new TARP-money government assistance -- even though the bankers don’t want it.

Janice Shaw Crouse | March 30, 2009

The bloodshed of the thousands of late-term abortions that Dr. George R. Tiller of Wichita, Kansas, performs each year vastly eclipses the death toll from the struggle over the slavery contest in Kansas in the years immediately prior to the Civil War.

Bill Steigerwald | March 30, 2009

You don't have to be a Harvard economics professor like Jeffrey Miron to know that America's war on drugs has been a lost cause for decades. Now a bloody war between the Mexican government and vicious drug cartels is raging just across our southern border.

David Horowitz | March 30, 2009

I have been watching an interesting phenomenon on the right, which is beginning to cause me concern.

La Shawn Barber | March 30, 2009

It looks like another set of judges has found a way around the will of the people.

Alan Sears | March 30, 2009

“Always let your conscience be your guide,” Jiminy Cricket used to sing to Pinocchio. Sounds like good advice, but then…Jiminy had his ulterior motives.

Janet M. LaRue | March 30, 2009

While campaigning for the U.S. Senate and then the presidency, Barack Obama said he believed in the individual right to bear arms.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | March 30, 2009

During the last few weeks, there has been much discussion about the future of the evangelical movement and its impact on the American culture.

Sandy Rios | March 30, 2009

AIG executives have been harassed and threatened … not just by fellow Americans, but by the government that’s supposed to be bailing them out.

Rich Galen | March 30, 2009

I may have told you that I flew to California on Friday to give a speech to the Lincoln Club of Northern California.

Frank Gaffney | March 30, 2009

What is wrong with this picture? We learned this weekend that a Spanish judge, Baltasar Garzon, is preparing to prosecute six Americans who worked as senior legal and policy advisors to President George W. Bush - including Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Under Secretary of Defense Douglas Feith.

Townhall.com Staff | March 30, 2009

One major cause of our recession is the $4 trillion early decline in the value of U.S. homes, which could escalate to steeper declines in other business activities.

Allen Hunt | March 30, 2009

The university has an opportunity to live up to its name or into its shame.

Kevin James | March 30, 2009

Zimbabwe should not be making American law.

Bruce Bialosky | March 30, 2009

Having studied our nascent period, our founding fathers were extremely desirous of not only creating a new country on a new continent, but also creating a society distinctly different than that of their European ancestors.

Star Parker | March 30, 2009

Like Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, I'm concerned. But after concern, we part company. We have very different ideas of what it is we should be concerned about.

Mike Adams | March 30, 2009

Dear Steve: Thanks for writing me with your concerns about your daughter’s recent visit home from college.

Burt Prelutsky | March 30, 2009

Recently, I posted a piece at Townhall in which I suggested that Mrs. Obama is not, to put it mildly, my ideal.

Sun, Mar 29, 2009

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 29, 2009

Charity, giving and helping others are values that have made America great.

David Stokes | March 29, 2009

Using the warfare metaphor for dealing with economic crisis is nothing new. FDR invoked it during his 1933 “fear itself” inaugural.

Steve Chapman | March 29, 2009

One of the problems with liberals, as conservatives know, is that no matter how much money they are given to spend, it's never enough.

Ken Connor | March 29, 2009

Let's not kid ourselves. The prevailing modus operandi of Washington politicians—Democrats and Republicans alike—is "pay to play."

George Will | March 29, 2009

It is high time Americans heard an argument that might turn a vague national uneasiness into a vivid awareness of something going very wrong.

Salena Zito | March 29, 2009

People may be patient for most of this year, but at some point Obama’s reservoir of goodwill will run dry.

Paul Jacob | March 29, 2009

Our leaders have spent trillions -- plunging us further into hock -- to get the economy out of our crisis. But what if that very act brings on a far bigger crisis?

Kevin McCullough | March 29, 2009

What liberals really mean is that they would prefer law abiding people to fund government programs, but they really feel no personal compulsion to do so.

Austin Hill | March 29, 2009

President Barack Obama has no intention of helping to grow the United States economy. On the contrary, he is doing everything a President can do to weaken it.