Sun, Apr 19, 2009

Steve Chapman | April 19, 2009

The banking collapse and the economic meltdown have prompted many Americans to turn to the federal government as indispensable savior, telling Congress and the president: We hope you can fix it; we want you to do whatever is necessary to fix it; and we don't care what it costs.

Sat, Apr 18, 2009

Ken Blackwell | April 18, 2009

Last week, many Americans celebrated Holy Week and Passover. Both of these traditions remind us that we must continue to stand for religious freedom for all.

Tom Borelli | April 18, 2009

Recent news stories asserting that President Obama’s interest in pursuing cap-and-trade legislation is dwindling are premature.

Fri, Apr 17, 2009

Guy Benson | April 17, 2009

Having pronounced herself proud of her country for the first time in decades at several campaign rallies, Michelle Obama (now with fabulous new eyebrows!) explained her surge of patriotic zeal.

Kathryn Lopez | April 17, 2009

"Foolproofing Suicide with Euthanasia Test Kits." The matter-of-fact headline should chill you, especially since it didn't appear in some fringe publication or advocacy magazine.

John Armor | April 17, 2009

People who don’t know much about freedom of the press (or don’t care much about it) often say that the government has a right to regulate the content of broadcast media because "the public owns the airways."

Rich Tucker | April 17, 2009

Our federal government is almost recession-proof. Unfortunately. While private companies across the country are letting workers go, Uncle Sam -- fueled by February’s massive “stimulus” bill -- plans to add tens of thousands of employees.

Donald Lambro | April 17, 2009

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, whose aggressive pursuit of wrongdoers on Wall Street has made him New York's most popular Democrat, wants to be its next governor.

Meredith Turney | April 17, 2009

The nationwide Tea Party movement began as a grassroots effort to protest the exorbitant taxes government imposes on citizens.

John McCaslin | April 17, 2009

What's all this about President Obama wanting to decide where Americans will live?

Michelle Malkin | April 17, 2009

Let's use liberal math to calculate attendance at this week's nationwide Tax Day Tea Party protests.

Jonah Goldberg | April 17, 2009

The Extremism and Radicalization Branch, Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division of the Department of Homeland Security issued a report last week.

David Limbaugh | April 17, 2009

There has been a lot of outrage over the Department of Homeland Security's leaked summary report on "Rightwing Extremism," but by far its most odious aspects are its implications that military veterans are fertile targets for radical, violent groups and that right-wingers are inclined toward racism.

Mona Charen | April 17, 2009

When thousands of people in all 50 states assemble to protest government policy, you might suppose that this is news. Not according to the coverage on the front pages of the Washington Post, New York Times, or the Wall Street Journal.

Michael Gerson | April 17, 2009

Is "Christian America" dying? And if so, should we mourn or cheer?

Diana West | April 17, 2009

After reading and rereading the surreal Department of Homeland Security intel report on "right-wing extremism" that clearly designates conservative political dissent as part of the threat, I finally figured out why it all seems so familiar.

Linda Chavez | April 17, 2009

A new report out this week from the Pew Hispanic Center confirms what many observers already suspected about the illegal immigrant population in the United States.

Burt Prelutsky | April 17, 2009

I have always contended that anybody who seeks the presidency is an egomaniac, every bit as certifiably crackers as those poor souls wandering around the grounds of the asylum insisting they’re Napoleon.

Charles Krauthammer | April 17, 2009

Franklin Roosevelt gave us the New Deal. John Kennedy gave us the New Frontier. In a major domestic policy address at Georgetown University this week, Barack Obama promised -- eight times -- a "New Foundation."

Oliver North | April 17, 2009

According to the U.S. government, I am an extremist.

Pat Buchanan | April 17, 2009

When it comes to rendering unto Caesar, Georgetown is not going to be outshone by Notre Dame, which stole a march by offering the nation's avatar of abortion a doctorate of laws degree, honoris causa.

Suzanne Fields | April 17, 2009

onest dialogue requires language with specific meaning. A strategy of "sensitivity" when the stakes are so high, whether with pirates on land or pirates at sea, is, to say the least, "inappropriate."

Matt Towery | April 17, 2009

In coverage of the hundreds of “tea parties” held April 15 to protest spending and taxation in America, many national reports not only grossly underestimated the real numbers of those present at such rallies, they also managed to include a Gallup Poll that defeated the very point they were trying to make.

Thu, Apr 16, 2009

Thomas Sowell | April 16, 2009

Words are not the only things that enable political rhetoric to magically transform reality. Numbers can be used just as creatively-- and many voters are even more gullible about statistics than they are about words, apparently because statistics seem more objective.

Jillian Bandes | April 16, 2009

Most agree that that capitalizing upon the momentum generated by an estimated 2,500 tea parties nationwide on April 15 would be of great benefit to the GOP.

Dan Kennedy | April 16, 2009

If you’re looking for signs that the administration’s economic efforts are starting to pay off, there’s at least one segment of the economy that President Obama himself has personally stimulated.

Roy Spencer | April 16, 2009

Based solely on a far-Left agenda that includes a plan to control worldwide energy production, the climate change hysteria movement has jumped the shark. Now our leaders need to start asking tough questions of Al Gore, the United Nations IPCC and other alarmists.

Ross Mackenzie | April 16, 2009

President Obama, with reporters during his first flight aboard Air Force One -- dressed in a flight jacket bearing his name and the presidential seal: "I've got my spiffy jacket, so I thought I'd come and show it off. What do you think about this spiffy ride?"

Cliff May | April 16, 2009

Ask those on the Left what values they champion and they will say equality, tolerance, women's rights, gay rights, workers rights and human rights.

John McCaslin | April 16, 2009

Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat, is collecting a series of legal bills months after it was disclosed he was "Senate Candidate No. 5" in the arrest documents filed against former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich.

Tony Marsh | April 16, 2009

It's possible. Republican Minority Whip Eric Cantor’s bold prediction last week that Republicans could regain Congress in 2010 came as a surprise to most pundits and political observers.

Michael Barone | April 16, 2009

Beware of geeks bearing formulas. That's the lesson most of us have learned from the financial crisis.

Larry Elder | April 16, 2009

The New Deal, launched almost 80 years ago, represented a giant leap toward collectivism. But only in the last few weeks, as a result of President Barack Obama's New Deal Reloaded, have some 20 states rediscovered the Constitution and the 10th Amendment.

Ken Blackwell | April 16, 2009

President Barack Obama recently rolled out a curious foreign policy. This policy leaves American troops carrying all the risks in overseas combat, while lowering our defenses at the same time dangerous regimes are developing their means of mass destruction.

Steve Chapman | April 16, 2009

In 1960, a gallon of gas cost 31 cents, Princeton University undergraduates were all male, the Braves played in Milwaukee, and Fidel Castro's Cuba was under a U.S. trade embargo.

Emmett Tyrrell | April 16, 2009

Another Democratic president has shattered precedent. Democratic politicians take great pride in shattering American precedents, and they do so with such regularity that it is surprising there are any precedents left to shatter, except, I guess, for the precedents Democrats establish on the ruins of earlier precedents.

Richard Pombo | April 16, 2009

Offshore oil and natural gas production will devastate our beaches, wreak havoc on tourism, and destroy sensitive ecosystems. At least, that’s the age-old drone of opponents to increasing offshore energy production here at home.

George Will | April 16, 2009

On any American street, or in any airport or mall, you see the same sad tableau: A 10-year-old boy is walking with his father, whose development was evidently arrested when he was that age, judging by his clothes.

Cal Thomas | April 16, 2009

The United States should start calling these "pirates" by their true name. They are Islamic terrorists who make millions in ransom from ship hijackings and kidnappings.

Debra J. Saunders | April 16, 2009

When the Department of Homeland Security releases an assessment that opines that the "historical election of an African American president and prospect of policy changes are providing to be a driving force for right-wing extremist recruitment and radicalization," it makes me worry about the brains in DHS's Office of Intelligence and Analysis.

Wed, Apr 15, 2009

Michael Reagan | April 15, 2009

Do you reject "federal authority in favor of state or local authority," or "government authority entirely"? Are you "dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration"?

Ann Coulter | April 15, 2009

I had no idea how important this week's nationwide anti-tax tea parties were until hearing liberals denounce them with such ferocity.

Jillian Bandes | April 15, 2009

The DC tax day tea party suffered from partisan infiltrators, an oppressive city government, and the kind of weather that usually keeps people at home.

Roger Schlesinger | April 15, 2009

I have listened for as long as I can without speaking out and realize that two simple solutions are the answer on the economy. The solutions are simple, but implementation is hard.

Armstrong Williams | April 15, 2009

Legend has it that on their epic voyage back home to Ithica from Troy, King Odysseus and his crew had to pass through the deadly Strait of Messina.

Peter Brookes | April 15, 2009

In another outreach to roguish regimes, the Obama administration on Monday announced the easing of some restrictions on Cuba.

Rich Galen | April 15, 2009

In on of those really sad cases of unintentional, but awful, timing the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum in, well, Boston, is closed for remodeling and isn't scheduled to reopen until the summer of 2010.

Marybeth Hicks | April 15, 2009

These days I'm becoming increasingly convinced I should have walked the earth in prehistoric times. Clearly, I'm a dinosaur, especially when it comes to parenting and culture.

Michael Medved | April 15, 2009

Could the contrasting status regarding the First Family’s two most publicized private decisions indicate that the President actually cares more about canine companionship than religious commitment?

Michelle Malkin | April 15, 2009

What and who exactly are President Obama's homeland security officials afraid of these days?

John Stossel | April 15, 2009

The Obama administration says it will propose immigration reform next month.

Walter E. Williams | April 15, 2009

Democracy and majority rule give an aura of legitimacy to acts that would otherwise be deemed tyranny. Think about it.

Brent Bozell | April 15, 2009

Newsweek greeted the coming of Easter with a black cover, and the headline "The Decline and Fall of Christian America," spelled out in red in the shape of a cross.

Jonah Goldberg | April 15, 2009

Well, that was simple. Shoot the pirates, problem solved.

Tony Blankley | April 15, 2009

Our view of Pakistan's role in the war in Afghanistan has undergone an ominous but necessary series of shifts. At the outset of the war, in October 2001, Pakistan correctly was seen as a necessary ally.

If your philosophy is that government can do everything better than the private sector, eventually you'll luck out and hit one area where that otherwise nutty philosophy happens to be true.

Michael Gerson | April 15, 2009

Religion has often unintentionally enabled scientific skepticism. The faithful will issue a challenge to science: Ha, you can't explain the development of life, or the moral sense, or the nearly universal persistence of religion.

Ben Shapiro | April 15, 2009

Perry’s statement is a clarion call for more local sovereignty, for less command-and-control from above. But is it too late for states to regain their status in the great struggle for policymaking power implemented by the Constitution?

Terry Jeffrey | April 15, 2009

American taxpayers not only helped fund Iran's nuclear program over the past decade, according to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office, but the State Department now "strongly opposes" diminishing the flow of U.S. money to the international agency that funneled the aid to Iran because the department fears -- among other things -- that doing so would "anger states in the developing world."

Austin Bay | April 15, 2009

Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk-Alabama, combines discipline and courage with a cool and calculating mind.

Donald Lambro | April 15, 2009

Barack Obama's decision to allow unlimited travel by Cuban-Americans to visit family members in Cuba is a smart, long-overdue step aimed at steering that country toward democracy in the post-Castro era.

Jacob Sullum | April 15, 2009

For those who agree (as I do) that the benefits of civil marriage should be available to all couples regardless of sexual orientation, does it matter how we get to that destination? I think it does.

Tue, Apr 14, 2009

Maggie Gallagher | April 14, 2009

America's long love affair with Christianity coming to an end?

Jillian Bandes | April 14, 2009

The new improvements at will allow investigative journalists, analysts, and citizen watchdogs to access information in better ways, which could lead to much greater transparency in government funding and political donations.

John McCaslin | April 14, 2009

Amid concern that younger generations are getting the "news" from cable TV comedy shows, NASA has chosen Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" to announce tonight the name of the space agency's newest module for the International Space Station.

Dennis Prager | April 14, 2009

Last week, seven members of the Congressional Black Caucus returned from a visit to Cuba where they met with the dictators of Cuba, Fidel and Raul Castro.

John Hawkins | April 14, 2009

When the average person thinks "evil," he thinks of a cruelly-featured, sneering, bestial man wickedly twirling his mustache as he draws perverse delight from inflicting misery on his fellow human beings.

Thomas Sowell | April 14, 2009

China is the largest foreign holder of U.S. government bonds. But, instead of buying more of those bonds as our skyrocketing national debt leads to more bonds being issued, China has been selling some of its U.S. government bonds this year.

Chuck Norris | April 14, 2009

Teatime, anyone? I hope you've joined one of the thousands of TEA (Taxed Enough Already) parties or FairTax rallies, which are happening across the country April 15 to protest outrageous government spending.

Mike Adams | April 14, 2009

Pennsylvania State University has stepped in it. In fact, they’ve stepped in it to the tops of their combat boots.

David Limbaugh | April 14, 2009

President Barack Obama's recent appointment of Harry Knox to his Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships adds another redundant nail to the coffin of the irresponsible myth that he is a bipartisan unifier.

Mona Charen | April 14, 2009

When I condemned President Barack Obama's deep bow to Saudi King Abdullah, I heard from many readers about President George W. Bush's hand-holding with the same personage. "What's the difference?" demanded one reader.

Cal Thomas | April 14, 2009

April 15 might become the biggest tax-and-spend protest since the Boston Tea Party of 1773. Politicians fear spontaneous citizen outrage.

Kathryn Lopez | April 14, 2009

In a little-noticed incident, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently announced that she is "really in awe" of Margaret Sanger.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 14, 2009

ince the April defeats for traditional marriage in the Iowa Supreme Court, the Vermont Legislature and the Washington, D.C., City Council, Americans in the other 48 states are quietly stress-testing their legal defenses against the spread of legalized same-sex marriage.

Bill Murchison | April 14, 2009

The more bad behavior you overlook, the more you get, is the timeless message -- a fresh dose of which the world could stand right now.

Ed Feulner | April 14, 2009

Almost two years ago I visited southern California to watch the U.S. Border Patrol at work. The federal government was building a fence and, with help from the National Guard, federal agents were stepping up patrols and slowing the flow of illegal aliens across our southern border.

Lorie Byrd | April 14, 2009

On Wednesday, April 15, thousands of people are expected in all 50 states to join together for over 500 “tea party” protests.

Rebecca Hagelin | April 14, 2009

I kept hearing things like, "Life is busy. The modern media is teaching my kid that it's normal to have sex as a teen. The culture has my kids in their cross-hairs. I can't connect with my children. My daughter dresses like a street walker. My son is distant."

Pat Buchanan | April 14, 2009

On Good Friday, John Demjanjuk, 89 and gravely ill, was ordered deported to Germany to stand trial as an accessory to the murder of 29,000 Jews -- at Sobibor camp in Poland.

Mon, Apr 13, 2009

Caroline Glick | April 13, 2009

Egypt's recent actions against Hizbullah operatives are a watershed event for understanding the nature of the threat that Iran constitutes for both regional and global security.

Jane Cook | April 13, 2009

How do the American tea parties of today compare with the original Boston Tea Party? The scale is far different but the substance isn’t far off. Bitterness over the dastardly tea tax led to the Boston Tea Party of 1773.

Larry Kudlow | April 13, 2009

Is bailout nation about to strike again? Sure looks like it. According to a bunch of front-page news stories, life-insurance companies are about to get TARPed. This is nuts.

David Spady | April 13, 2009

This week, President Obama’s globe-trotting will take him to a Latin America for the Summit of the Americas, a region of the world where a resurgence of Communism has complicated U.S. relations.

Nathan Tabor | April 13, 2009

The nation's anger level is rising as a result of intrusive and unconstitutional acts by the federal government, especially the mishandling of the US economy by lawmakers and the White House.

Scott Wheeler | April 13, 2009

Last week’s poll showed irrational exuberance from the American people over Obama, but a closer look actually shows the media is still hopelessly in the tank for the president.

Tim Slagle | April 13, 2009

A collaborative effort between General Motors and Segway Inc. debuted Tuesday April 7th in New York: the new PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility vehicle).

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | April 13, 2009

Although Rick Warren’s statements are only one of several factors that have moved gay activists, I maintain that they are still a factor in this battle.

Frank Gaffney | April 13, 2009

When it comes to security policy, it seems everyone wants to be a "realist" these days.

Bill Steigerwald | April 13, 2009

Today Jeff Jarvis is best known as the father of, a smart, Internet-loving blog about the dramatic and often damaging affects the digital revolution and new technologies are having on "the old media."

Meredith Turney | April 13, 2009

California cares. At least, that’s how its lawmakers justify the myriad nanny state regulations and laws passed every year.

John McCaslin | April 13, 2009

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez launched into a fit of editorializing last week by accusing a former CNN colleague, Glenn Beck, of contributing to the recent rash of mass killings in the United States.

Rich Galen | April 13, 2009

In piracy, as in most other endeavors, there are a few "first principles" which must be followed.

Sit in on a corporate boardroom struggling to come to grips with the new economic climate Barack Obama has created.

Debra J. Saunders | April 13, 2009

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal seeking a new trial for death-row inmate and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted in the 1981 shooting of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.

Donald Lambro | April 13, 2009

When President Obama delivered his record-breaking $3.6 trillion budget to Congress, it was front-page news and led all the television broadcasts -- with little or no critical analysis.

Rachel Marsden | April 13, 2009

A Rasmussen poll here in America has just found that only 53% Americans prefer capitalism to socialism. Care to see what the alternative looks like?

Bruce Bialosky | April 13, 2009

There has been a lot of squawking from the right about Obama attacking the investor class of business; that his plans discourage investing by raising taxes on what the left like to call “The Rich.” It is not these folks that his plans financially demoralize. It is the Creators who his plans stifle. It is the Creators that will pull us out of this recession.

Terry Paulson | April 13, 2009

A recent issue of Newsweek shouts—“The End of Christian America.” On this day after Easter, we can add Newsweek to those who for 2000 years have tried to push Christianity back into the tomb.

Star Parker | April 13, 2009

There are some today who suggest that Christian conservatism as a political force is over.

Michael McBride | April 13, 2009

In a mere three months, the Obama Administration has accomplished what I understand is an almost impossible feat; they have actually shot down the F-22.

Mike Adams | April 13, 2009

We don’t have any evidence of piracy off the Carolina coast. But we all subscribe to the belief that it is better to have a gun and not need one than to need a gun and not have one.

Burt Prelutsky | April 13, 2009

During the presidential campaign, we were told that Barack Obama was another Lincoln.

Allen Hunt | April 13, 2009

urely, the President's speech on nuclear disarmament was meant as irony. Does Mr. Obama seriously intend to lead us back to the 1930's? A pre-nuclear age?

Caroline Glick | April 13, 2009

Like it or not, the United States of America is no longer the world's policeman. This was the message of Barack Obama's presidential journey to Britain, France, the Czech Republic, Turkey and Iraq this past week.

Sun, Apr 12, 2009

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | April 12, 2009

The most rewarding and the hardest job that I have ever had is being a mother to my two school-age children.

George Will | April 12, 2009

Rampant redistribution of wealth by government is now the norm. So is this: It inflames government's natural rapaciousness and subverts the rule of law.

Austin Hill | April 12, 2009

In less than three full months of the Obama presidency, we’ve seen some sweeping changes made to our nation’s foreign policy, and during this same brief period we’ve seen a series of new foreign threats and challenges emerge.

Paul Jacob | April 12, 2009

Careening out of control, the federal government needs the one thing it doesn't want: citizens in charge.

Ken Connor | April 12, 2009

Many justice-hungry conservatives are angered at the recent dismissal of ex-Senator Ted Stevens's conviction for lying about gifts he received while in office.

Doug Giles | April 12, 2009

Last week Obama told the planet on his Dixie Chick America Sucks Euro-Tour that ol’ bigheaded America is not and has never been a Christian nation.

Salena Zito | April 12, 2009

The radio talk-show host, former host of a CNN Headline News program, and now Fox host owes his success largely to an every-man appeal, spoken without a filter.

Frank Turek | April 12, 2009

The whip the Roman soldiers use on Jesus has small iron balls and sharp pieces of sheep bones tied to it.