Sat, Apr 11, 2009

David Stokes | April 11, 2009

Everything is being tempered by a new international ethic of “moral authority.”

Jonah Goldberg | April 11, 2009

President Obama had a grand time in Europe. He wowed the press, met the queen, gave some wonderful news conferences and got virtually none of the major policy concessions he wanted. But he did do a lot of talking, for what that's worth.

Michael Barone | April 11, 2009

If you have a long enough lever, you can move the world. That's an old saying attributed to Archimedes.

Paul Driessen | April 11, 2009

America is diving into a Marianas Trench of red ink. There is barely a digit of black anywhere on the balance sheet, and spendthrift lawmakers are closing off numerous sources of positive revenue.

Rich Tucker | April 11, 2009

Famed detective Sherlock Holmes once solved a case based on the fact that a dog didn’t bark. In our time, nuclear weapons are the equivalent of that silent pooch.

Fri, Apr 10, 2009

Sandy Rios | April 10, 2009

“On moral issues I come out very clear,” declared Rick Warren when writing in the safety of his office. But when confronted by homosexual friends and Larry King this week, he folded just like Peter

Marybeth Hicks | April 10, 2009

Parenting skills seem to have gone the way of the hula hoop.

Michelle Malkin | April 10, 2009

Congressional Black Caucus Democrats went to Cuba to see what they wanted to see. Not since The New York Times reporter Walter Duranty traipsed around Stalin's Russia, filing cheery travelogues whitewashing Communist-engineered famine, has America witnessed such disgraceful propaganda tourism.

Brent Bozell | April 10, 2009

Our cosmopolitan elites have embraced the smutty Fox cartoon "Family Guy." A month ago, oh-so-sophisticated National Public Radio used their parody song "Everybody Poops" to report on Julius Genachowski (FCC), the incoming chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

Jonah Goldberg | April 10, 2009

There's a breed of foreign policy wonk in Washington that takes itself even more seriously than your run-of-the-mill foreign policy expert (as a class, an incredibly pompous bunch).

David Limbaugh | April 10, 2009

President Barack Obama said in Turkey: "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."

Mona Charen | April 10, 2009

Six members of the Congressional Black Caucus traveled to Cuba last week and were delighted with their reception.

Suzanne Fields | April 10, 2009

When she and the president catch up on what they missed in Washington, they should read the latest performance evaluation of the Opportunity Scholarship Program, a school voucher program in their new hometown.

Michael Gerson | April 10, 2009

Budgets are the coldest of documents -- flat, gray realms of numbers and projections. But when referring to the origins of the recently proposed defense budget, Secretary Robert Gates, normally precise and analytical, speaks with an intensity that comes close to emotion.

Linda Chavez | April 10, 2009

President Obama's recent whirlwind overseas tour did little to restore respect for America among friends or foes, despite adoring crowds who treated him like a rock star wherever he went.

Charles Krauthammer | April 10, 2009

In his major foreign policy address in Prague committing the United States to a world without nuclear weapons, President Obama took note of North Korea's missile launch just hours earlier.

John McCaslin | April 10, 2009

Inside the Beltway would be remiss to overlook a decision in recent days by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) surrounding 2008 presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and whether she broke U.S. laws by having British pop singer Elton John, a foreign national, raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for her campaign by performing a benefit concert.

Burt Prelutsky | April 10, 2009

Some people would have you believe I’m as stubborn as a Missouri mule. I prefer to think I’m principled, that I say what I mean and mean what I say.

Angela Logomasini | April 10, 2009

When activist groups recently held a “reverse tea party”—dumping bottled water into the Boston Harbor—their goal was not to dilute the harbor. Instead it was to dilute free enterprise by protesting “water privatization” and to secure taxpayer dollars to fix problems related to government-provided tap water.

Oliver North | April 10, 2009

It was nice of POTUS to thank the troops. He should have bowed to them instead of to King Abdullah.

Pat Buchanan | April 10, 2009

Because Europe sees no threat from Afghanistan and no vital interest in a faraway country where NATO Europeans have not fought since the British Empire folded its tent long ago.

David Harsanyi | April 10, 2009

"The United States is not, and will never be, at war with Islam," Barack Obama explained to the Turkish Parliament on his recent tour of Europe, emphasizing the need for "mutual respect" between our cultures.

Thu, Apr 09, 2009

Michael McBride | April 09, 2009

Shortly after I begin my five year employment stint at Nike, the entire campus population was shuttled to the Portland Convention Center in waves for the roll out of what is known as the Nike Maxims.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | April 09, 2009

Barack Obama is ignoring the words of the Democratic Party's founder, Thomas Jefferson, who warned, "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine."

Jillian Bandes | April 09, 2009

If you're educated, there's a better chance you're in favor of higher taxes. If you're a man, you're more likely to be amenable to higher taxes than if you're a woman. And no matter who you are, you're probably estimating your overall tax burden to be 5-10 percentage points less than it actually is.

Roger Schlesinger | April 09, 2009

It isn't hard to figure out that people who are behind in their mortgage or facing imminent foreclosure get help so that we can stop the foreclosures and the continuing downtrend of the real estate market.

Diana West | April 09, 2009

Chances are good you haven't heard this one: that, while in Buckingham Palace last week, milling about with G-20 leaders, the current president of the United States bowed deeply at the waist, one knee bent, on meeting the current King, so-called, of Saudi Arabia, who did not bow back.

John McCaslin | April 09, 2009

The economy crumbles and the Washington media are mesmerized by the pending arrival of a White House dog.

Cliff May | April 09, 2009

President Obama had warned Kim Jong Il that should he launch a long-range ballistic missile the U.S. would "take appropriate steps to let North Korea know that it can't threaten the safety and security of other countries with impunity."

Larry Elder | April 09, 2009

Didn't rogue nuclear power North Korea, in violation of yet another United Nations resolution, test-fire a long-range missile?

Cal Thomas | April 09, 2009

In a speech to Turkey's Parliament, the president said, "The United States is not, and never will be at war with Islam."

Debra J. Saunders | April 09, 2009

In the 1990s, the Math Wars pitted two philosophies against each other. One side argued for content-based standards -- that elementary school students must memorize multiplication tables by third grade.

Matt Towery | April 09, 2009

Remember the hit 1970s TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter"? I can almost see Vinnie Barbarino and the "Sweat Hogs," plus their teacher, "Mr. Kotter."

Austin Bay | April 09, 2009

Victory in Iraq and Afghanistan is the driving force behind Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' new long-range defense plan.

Emmett Tyrrell | April 09, 2009

Can you believe it? In the public prints, I have been called a "pipsqueak," and a "self-important pipsqueak" at that. The scene of the crime is the current Forbes magazine.

Ross Mackenzie | April 09, 2009

The story goes that in the 1950s, because it couldn't determine what Dwight Eisenhower was saying in his tangled thicket of words during press conferences, The New York Times started printing transcripts and letting its readers figure out his meanings.

George Will | April 09, 2009

In Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," a time-traveling American brought baseball to 6th-century England, where arguments with umpires were robust.

Porter Stansberry | April 09, 2009

Yesterday, I told you how President Obama's massive spending plan would add up to about $80,000 in federal debt for each American family.

Wed, Apr 08, 2009

Ann Coulter | April 08, 2009

The rash of recent shooting incidents has led people who wouldn't know an AK-47 from a paintball gun to issue demands for more restrictions on guns. To be sure, it's hard to find any factor in these shootings that could be responsible -- other than the gun.

Roger Schlesinger | April 08, 2009

On April 1, 2009, we lost a lender in the mortgage industry that shouldn't have failed. They didn't offer sub-prime loans, option arms or any of the other gimmicks that haunted and hurt both the mortgage industry and the public.

Armstrong Williams | April 08, 2009

President Obama returns this week from his whirlwind, “It’s good to be me” tour through continental Europe and Asia.

Rich Galen | April 08, 2009

I know a little sump'n about traveling around Iraq. I know a LOT about travel from the Green Zone to the airport and back.

Michael Medved | April 08, 2009

The President's recent trip to Europe showed that he believes Americans ought to feel more guilty than grateful, more embarrassed than proud, over our disproportionate power and prosperity.

Thomas Sowell | April 08, 2009

From time to time, readers ask me what books have made the biggest difference in my life.

Michelle Malkin | April 08, 2009

If you need a shining example of the utter disingenuousness of Barack Obama's commitment to government transparency, I have two words for you: Ron Sims.

John Stossel | April 08, 2009

Did you go to preschool? When I was growing up, few kids did. But now there is a new movement that says every child in America should have a chance to start school before kindergarten -- at taxpayer expense.

Walter E. Williams | April 08, 2009

Most Americans accept the continuing attack on tobacco companies and smokers, but how do they feel about the massive government deception?

Brent Bozell | April 08, 2009

Imagine being Laura Bush and turning on the television and watching the absolute deluge of sticky-sweet syrup being poured all over Michelle Obama during her European debut as first lady.

Jonah Goldberg | April 08, 2009

It's President Obama's worst bailout so far. He's going to rescue the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Tony Blankley | April 08, 2009

Of all President Barack Obama's transformative domestic policy proposals, none is more far-reaching and less transparent than health care.

Ken Blackwell | April 08, 2009

Economic conservatives have aggressively opposed President Obama’s agenda to radically expand government, financed by deficits that run into the trillions.

This economic crisis is too useful for Obama to want it to end. When Rahm Emanuel -- and later Hillary Clinton -- spoke of never letting a good crisis "go to waste," many people were shocked.

Michael Gerson | April 08, 2009

Who has been the most polarizing new president of recent times? Richard Nixon? Ronald Reagan? George W. Bush? No, that honor belongs to President Barack Obama

Ben Shapiro | April 08, 2009

Every old ideological conflict eventually becomes new again. So it is with today’s battle between the forces of socialism, called “fairness” by its advocates, and the forces of capitalism, labeled “liberty” by its supporters.

Paul Greenberg | April 08, 2009

Anthony M. Kennedy seems to have caught on. He's the associate justice and swing man of the U.S. Supreme Court who made a pertinent point when the court was hearing arguments for and against the government's attempt to keep an anti-Hillary Clinton docudrama from being shown shortly before the last election.

Donald Lambro | April 08, 2009

President Obama set great expectations for himself on his first European diplomatic trip to test his new get-along-by-going-along foreign policy.

Ed Feulner | April 08, 2009

As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for -- you just might get it. Just ask American car makers.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | April 08, 2009

To kick off Financial Literacy Month, last week's column dealt with how parents can give young adults financial help without weakening their motivation. This week, I want to talk about what these young people can do themselves to build their financial strength.

Porter Stansberry | April 08, 2009

The current administration's economic strategy will create an unmitigated disaster – not only our country's worst financial calamity, but the greatest economic disaster in recorded history.

Terry Jeffrey | April 08, 2009

The Constitution mandates that a census be taken every 10 years so that the members of the House of Representatives can be apportioned among the states according to their population.

David Harsanyi | April 08, 2009

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan argues that we have an obligation to disregard politics to do whatever is "good for the kids."

Jacob Sullum | April 08, 2009

Meanwhile, supporters of the bill, which the Senate will consider later this year, are demanding that the FDA ban e-cigarettes, a potentially life-saving alternative for smokers, as unauthorized drug delivery devices.

Tue, Apr 07, 2009

Maggie Gallagher | April 07, 2009

Last week the Iowa Supreme Court found a constitutional right to gay marriage, rejecting the arguments for marriage accepted by the state supreme courts of New York, Maryland and Washington.

Jillian Bandes | April 07, 2009

An independent health research group concluded that President Obama's public health insurance plan is likely to put private insurers out of business.

Mary Fallin | April 07, 2009

We need the very best if we are to defend America against today’s enemies, and tomorrow’s.

Grace-Marie Turner | April 07, 2009

Questions are rightly being raised about whether actress Natasha Richardson could have been saved if her skiing accident had occurred in the U.S. rather than in Canada.

Pete Sessions | April 07, 2009

Two years ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the following statement in an NBC interview with Brian Williams...

Robert Knight | April 07, 2009

To a disturbing number of judges, most of the media, and now the Vermont legislature, marriage was created only to shut out homosexuals.

Paul Kengor | April 07, 2009

President Obama says the economy is the worst since the Great Depression. Actually, it is the worst since the Reagan recession of 1982-83. Further, the 2009 market crash is not the worst since 1929 but since 1987—also on Ronald Reagan’s watch.

Carrie Lukas | April 07, 2009

When most people hear the term “culture wars,” they think of big political debates and hot button issues.

John McCaslin | April 07, 2009

There were mostly amused expressions on the faces of D.C. shoppers at the checkout counter of one major grocery chain Monday as they read the latest headline in the Globe: “Suicidal Bush's midnight calls to Condi - 'I need you!' he pleads.”

Thomas Sowell | April 07, 2009

Random thoughts on the passing scene.

Chuck Norris | April 07, 2009

According to a new national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, 11 percent of Americans still believe President Barack Obama is a Muslim.

John Hawkins | April 07, 2009

Although trying to play Nostradamus with U.S. politics is always a risky endeavor, particularly this early in a political cycle, the odds would seem to heavily favor a GOP comeback in 2010.

David Limbaugh | April 07, 2009

Alfred Hitchcock dedicated his 1940 film "Foreign Correspondent" to "those intrepid ones who went across the sea to be the eyes and ears of America … who early saw the clouds of war while many of us at home were seeing rainbows."

Mona Charen | April 07, 2009

One of President Obama's first official acts was to grant an interview to Al Arabiya, the Arabic language network that broadcasts worldwide.

Cal Thomas | April 07, 2009

When Meredith Willson wrote the wildly popular musical "The Music Man" half a century ago, Harold Hill proclaimed trouble had come to River City, Iowa in the form of a pool hall, which he claimed would corrupt young people unless the local citizens bought the musical instruments he was selling and got their kids into a marching band.

Bill Murchison | April 07, 2009

You really can't have "gay marriage," you know, irrespective of what a court or a legislature may say.

Rebecca Hagelin | April 07, 2009

I've spoken to thousand of parents and grandparents around the nation through addresses at school functions, church events and civic meetings. And each time I share what I know about the dangers and pressures of the modern toxic culture on our kids, I always open it up to questions from attendees.

Lorie Byrd | April 07, 2009

Those on the left have spent so much time over the past eight years bashing George Bush that they are having trouble shifting gears.

Dennis Prager | April 07, 2009

As far as nuclear weapons are concerned, the President of the United States wants America to disarm: “Countries with nuclear weapons will move toward disarmament.”

Pat Buchanan | April 07, 2009

On Sept. 1, 1939, Hitler's panzers smashed into Poland. Two days later, an anguished Neville Chamberlain declared war, the most awful war in all of history.

Debra J. Saunders | April 07, 2009

Two very rich Republicans -- former eBay CEO Meg Whitman and state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner -- are lining up to run for governor in 2010.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 07, 2009

How can we explain continued public support for Barack Obama's extremist spending plans, even though it is painfully obvious that his much-touted "remaking America" means mortgaging the financial future of young people with trillions of dollars in debt?

Mon, Apr 06, 2009

On April 2, 2009, the work of July 4, 1776 was nullified at the meeting of the G-20 in London.

Laura Hollis | April 06, 2009

The American corporation has been the greatest creator – and distributor – of wealth in the history of the human race.

Karin Agness | April 06, 2009

Supporters purport to use "diversity" synonymously with open-mindedness; they argue for the U-Va. administration to hire a "dean for diversity," for the faculty to offer a wider variety of classes and for students to sign a "diversity pledge."

Bill Steigerwald | April 06, 2009

We wish the president lots of luck in achieving victory in a fiercely independent, stubbornly anarchic region that has dashed the hopes of Alexander the Great and the British and Soviet empires.

Ken Klukowski | April 06, 2009

Iowa’s Supreme Court has now declared a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. The court’s claim to have dispassionately arrived at this decision is undermined by its comparing this decision to prior cases about slavery and discrimination, and also by the Iowa court’s breaking with the U.S. Supreme Court while claiming to follow it.

Janice Shaw Crouse | April 06, 2009

In contrast to the almost universal longing for marriage, the late night stand-up comedians offer a variety of disparaging takes on marriage.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | April 06, 2009

Over 30 years ago, I sat in a dorm room talking to a black, pre-law student from Detroit. As he glared at me, he said that it made more sense for us to think about being Republicans than Democrats because of the unique needs of our community in the 70s.

John McCaslin | April 06, 2009

Who hasn't heard parents complain that the frantic pace of society allows scarce precious time for family bonding?

Rich Galen | April 06, 2009

Democrats are busily scheduling a ceremony to continue the Administration's designs on undoing the U.S. Constitution even more and coronate King Barack and Queen Michelle upon their return from their European concert tour.

Burt Prelutsky | April 06, 2009

I never imagined I’d say it, but I’m beginning to identify with Barack Obama. I’m certainly not referring to his politics or his narcissism, but it seems that both of us really suck when it comes to gift giving.

Allen Hunt | April 06, 2009

Grace can be taught. And the lesson can often be painful to learn.

Carol Platt Liebau | April 06, 2009

Just last week, in exchange for government assistance to General Motors, President Obama demanded – and received – the resignation of GM Chairman Rick Wagoner.

Mike Adams | April 06, 2009

I knew that upon my return my inbox would be full of emails asking that I write about various campus controversies.

Star Parker | April 06, 2009

The Congressional Budget Office, the economic forecasting arm of the Congress, now reports that the Social Security trust fund is almost in the red.

Richard Olivastro | April 06, 2009

This year, nationally, Tax Freedom Day is April 13. There is good news, and bad, with this year’s date.

Sun, Apr 05, 2009

Bruce Bialosky | April 05, 2009

The governmental power grab competes with the attempts to control the financial sector for its significance and may exceed it in the long-term effect upon our culture.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | April 05, 2009

President “Obama has best day as President,” James Carville wrote this past week, citing Obama’s polling numbers, confident appearance, the financial market performance and news that his budget was about to pass.

David Stokes | April 05, 2009

He was gearing up for just another day of hard work in a mundane job – but at least it was a job. And it happened to be at one of the most prestigious and famous restaurants in the world.

Steve Chapman | April 05, 2009

If you like vanity projects, you'd be hard-pressed to find a bigger or better one than the Olympics.

Ken Connor | April 05, 2009

Controversy has erupted over Notre Dame's invitation to President Barack Obama to speak at its May commencement ceremony.

George Will | April 05, 2009

Barack Obama displayed reality-denying virtuosity last week when he said: "The United States government has no interest in running GM."

Paul Jacob | April 05, 2009

Few people remember this, but, in his run for the presidency, George W. Bush pledged to honor state law regarding medical marijuana.

Austin Hill | April 05, 2009

Who ever imagined that in the year 2009, the President of the United States and the protesters who sought to disrupt the G-20 Summit would actually agree on something?

Kevin McCullough | April 05, 2009

President Obama has dug himself into an even deeper hole in his attempt to deliver on key campaign promises.

Salena Zito | April 05, 2009

Does “card-check” have a Plan B?