Sat, Apr 25, 2009

Ken Blackwell | April 25, 2009

It’s not often these days that I get a chance to commend The Washington Post editorial page.

Wayne Winegarden | April 25, 2009

Throughout his first 100 days President Obama has amply demonstrated his fundamental belief that government knows best.

Fri, Apr 24, 2009

Jillian Bandes | April 24, 2009

On Thursday, Iraq suffered its worst death toll on a single day since the start of U.S. engagement there. This upswing in violence comes on the heels of Obama’s new policies in the Middle East.

Kathryn Lopez | April 24, 2009

While looking for a good teen magazine ("good" being the ones without hook-up tips) for her daughter, one reader stumbled onto an outdated link on National Review Online.

Meredith Turney | April 24, 2009

It may seem utterly impossible, but a fairly decent ruling regarding the Second Amendment came from a California court this week.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | April 24, 2009

In a twist of irony, the historically conservative General Electric, the company that rebuilt the career of Ronald Reagan and sent him from city to city in the late '50s and early '60s, has become the corporate holding company of some of the most fringe left-wing politics on television.

Rich Tucker | April 24, 2009

The first thing they teach you in journalism school is to get a subscription to The New York Times.

John McCaslin | April 24, 2009

In defending President Obama's easing of U.S. policy towards Cuba, Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, remarked this week.

Rich Galen | April 24, 2009

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was not always House Speaker. There was a time, back in the good old days of 2002 when Republicans ruled the universe which included the Administration, the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate.

Mike Gallagher | April 24, 2009

We continue to live smack dab in the middle of a “Twilight Zone” episode.

Brent Bozell | April 24, 2009

Nobody tunes into a beauty pageant and expects a public-policy discussion that could be mistaken for C-SPAN.

Jonah Goldberg | April 24, 2009

In 1993, Bill Clinton joked, "Gosh, I miss the Cold War." And, he explained, somberly: "We had an intellectually coherent thing. The American people knew what the rules were."

David Limbaugh | April 24, 2009

I sincerely hope our justifiable anxiety over government spending and taxes will not obscure our vision in regard to other alarming threats to our liberties resulting from radical policy changes from the Obama administration, including those concerning our national security.

Linda Chavez | April 24, 2009

There was a time in America when the color of your skin determined whether or not you could get a job or promotion. Thankfully, Congress outlawed such practices in 1964, and we are a better country for it.

Donald Lambro | April 24, 2009

The White House's smoothly run message-making machinery broke down last week in contradictory statements that have reignited the terrorist-interrogation controversy.

Burt Prelutsky | April 24, 2009

In all of history, so far as I’m aware, there had only been two famous tea parties.

Charles Krauthammer | April 24, 2009

In the service of his ultimate mission -- the leveling of social inequalities -- President Obama offers a tripartite social democratic agenda.

Mona Charen | April 24, 2009

ppearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was confronted in a way she probably wasn't expecting.

Oliver North | April 24, 2009

The opening months of the Obama administration's foreign policy have been marked by stunning naivete, serious missteps and ideological blindness to hard realities in an increasingly dangerous world.

Pat Buchanan | April 24, 2009

Does Barack Obama understand the people he leads? Do his aides?

Suzanne Fields | April 24, 2009

Larry Summers, a prominent member of the Obama administration, recalled when he was briefly president of Harvard the burst of patriotism that followed 9-11, and hoped it would "reignite our respect for those who wear uniforms." Alas, we're still hoping.

David Harsanyi | April 24, 2009

The question of torture is as unpleasant as it is complicated. It deserves far deeper meditation and far fewer absolutes.

Thu, Apr 23, 2009

Jillian Bandes | April 23, 2009

The 648-page energy bill just penned by Democratic Reps. Henry Waxman and Edward Markey is ostensibly designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money. But conservatives contend that the bill is nothing more than a tax.

Ashley Herzog | April 23, 2009

A few months ago, my school deemed April 2009 “Ohio Earth Month” (because, obviously, Earth Day just isn’t enough).

Dan Kennedy | April 23, 2009

I started noticing new talking points oozing out this past week. Rather than cite specifics, I’d like to encourage you to be on alert for them. They all have to do with the new gospel of less.

Paul Greenberg | April 23, 2009

It's a name to conjure with on Capitol Hill and throughout the country whenever the power of political lobbies is discussed: The National Rifle Association's support or opposition can determine elections in state after state, especially in the red ones, and may provide the decisive swing vote in bluer ones.

Diana West | April 23, 2009

Saw an unforgettably stark photo of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan's Wardak province, the same province Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen visited this week.

Carrie Lukas | April 23, 2009

President Obama wants to expand government’s role in everything from providing healthcare and preschool to dictating executive pay and our energy use.

Armstrong Williams | April 23, 2009

My columns and other writings have long chronicled the decline of moral values in America. However, I must admit to being absolutely shocked when I read recently that the Centers for Disease Control has estimated that nearly forty percent of U.S. births in 2007 occurred outside of wedlock.

Bill Bunkley | April 23, 2009

In a breathtaking and disquieting start, President Barack Obama’s administration has embarked on a full court press during his first 100 days in office.

John McCaslin | April 23, 2009

The 2009 Miss California controversy isn't going away, with renewed calls for gay activist Perez Hilton, whose real name is Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr.,to apologize to Miss California Carrie Prejean for his "appalling level of vitriol."

Cliff May | April 23, 2009

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured in an urban area of Pakistan by U.S. intelligence operatives who then interrogated him -- including through use of the technique known as waterboarding -- thereby leaving him alive and eliciting from him information about other terrorist plots.

Michael Barone | April 23, 2009

The balance between the executive and legislative branches in writing laws has changed over the centuries. In the 19th century, Sen. Stephen Douglas wrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act, with President Franklin Pierce just an interested bystander.

Larry Elder | April 23, 2009

Did you know that only racists turned out for the recent nationwide "tea parties"?!

Cal Thomas | April 23, 2009

Sen. John McCain's daughter and his presidential campaign manager think they've figured out why McCain lost the 2008 election and what Republicans must do to win in the future.

Debra J. Saunders | April 23, 2009

After 9/11, Americans wanted one thing from Washington: to prevent future terrorist attacks. President George W. Bush, the CIA and other hard-working officials delivered.

Matt Towery | April 23, 2009

Hopefully most readers have had a chance to see comedian Jay Leno's occasional foray into the streets, where he interviews young people, many of whom are in college.

Steve Chapman | April 23, 2009

When the Russian dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn wrote his epic, "The Gulag Archipelago," some Americans read it to measure the gulf between the brute savagery of communism and the principled standards of free, civilized nations.

George Will | April 23, 2009

Monday morning the government braced for austerity, as the government understands that.

Wayne LaPierre | April 23, 2009

The anti-gun crowd now controls every lever of federal power--this is no time for us to stand silent.

Ross Mackenzie | April 23, 2009

Along the way, Obama will give us tax increases, defaults, devaluation and inflation. You know that.

Emmett Tyrrell | April 23, 2009

There is something curious about the frenetic pace of the 44th president's foreign trips this month.

Wed, Apr 22, 2009

Michael Reagan | April 22, 2009

On his way to board Marine One, my father, Ronald Reagan, had a book tucked under his arm. A reporter shouted a question about the book, asking what it was about.

Ann Coulter | April 22, 2009

A lot of people claim to be my No. 1 fan -- God bless them -- but my true No. 1 fan left this world last week. My mother quietly stopped breathing last Tuesday, as she slept peacefully, holding my hand.

Janice Shaw Crouse | April 22, 2009

Everybody knows that it is practically impossible to shield your children from pervasive cultural pollution, but Rebecca Hagelin's new book presents 30 practical, down-to-earth suggestions that parents can implement one day at a time to help protect their children from negative outside influences as they instill solid values and nurture their children toward the right pathways through life.

Rich Galen | April 22, 2009

President Barack Obama is proving to be small, vengeful, and partisan when it comes to what used to be called the War on Terror.

John McCaslin | April 22, 2009

Word this week is that three-quarters (74 percent) of Internet users went online during the 2008 campaign to take part in, or else get news and information about, the 2008 election cycle, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Marybeth Hicks | April 22, 2009

Our conversation paused just long enough to be sure the screech from the basement was a happy squeal, and not a painful wail. No tears. Score one for the moms.

Michael Medved | April 22, 2009

In our darker moments, dispirited conservatives nurse the paralyzing nightmare that the election of Barack Obama brought with it a profound change in public attitudes toward big government.

Thomas Sowell | April 22, 2009

Much as I hate to be the bearer of bad news, I must report the shocking facts: Medical care is medical care. Nothing more and nothing less.

Michelle Malkin | April 22, 2009

They told us if Barack Obama were elected, the nation would come together. Souls would be fixed. Spirits would be healed.

Walter E. Williams | April 22, 2009

Texas Gov. Rick Perry rattled cages when he suggested that Texans might at some point become so disgusted with Washington's gross violation of the U.S. Constitution that they would want to secede from the union.

Brent Bozell | April 22, 2009

Of all the bizarre fictions that the media have spread about Barack Obama, the strangest is that's he non-ideological. The supreme purveyor of this fantasy is Obama himself.

Jonah Goldberg | April 22, 2009

One of the most important events of our lifetimes may have just transpired. A federal agency has decided that it has the power to regulate everything, including the air you breathe.

Tony Blankley | April 22, 2009

Last week, the Obama administration declined to cite China for currency manipulation despite the fact that most experts -- including Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner during his confirmation testimony -- do not deny the obvious currency-rate fixing by China.

President Obama showed his hand this week when The New York Times wrote that he is considering converting the stock the government owns in our country's banks from preferred stock, which it now holds, to common stock.

Terry Jeffrey | April 22, 2009

According to the CIA, waterboarding produced cooperation in the mastermind of 9-11 and thus yielded information used to stop a 9-11 type attack on the West Coast.

Ben Shapiro | April 22, 2009

President Barack Obama’s recent foreign policy triumphs have his supporters cheering.

Austin Bay | April 22, 2009

Pirates, Iran's corrupt tyranny of mullahs and now international cyber attackers all seek to exploit economic and psychological choke points.

Donald Lambro | April 22, 2009

Days after several hundred thousand angry Americans rallied to protest President Obama's big-spending agenda, he asked his Cabinet to find ways to cut $100 million from the budget.

Jacob Sullum | April 22, 2009

During his visit to Mexico last week, President Obama suggested that Americans are partly to blame for the appalling violence associated with the illegal drug trade there.

John Boehner | April 22, 2009

Next week, the Obama Administration will mark its 100th day in power.

John Stossel | April 22, 2009

Visiting Mexico last week, President Obama said he will fight drug violence: "I will not pretend that this is Mexico's responsibility alone.

David Harsanyi | April 22, 2009

Get ready for a dazzling display of environmental alarmism this week as Washington takes up the evils of modern living.

Tue, Apr 21, 2009

Jillian Bandes | April 21, 2009

Last month, House Democrats rejected a measure introduced by Republicans to keep the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP) in the federal budget past its 2010 expiration date.

Larry Kudlow | April 21, 2009

How far will the Obama administration move to assert regulatory control over key sectors of the economy?

Matt Barber | April 21, 2009

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) have quietly re-introduced the federal thought crimes bill, H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.

John Hawkins | April 21, 2009

First of all, I know this column isn't going to be popular with all the mouth breathing, troglodytic, primitive dittoheads out there.

Thomas Sowell | April 21, 2009

While the rest of us may be worried about violent Mexican drug gangs on our border, or about terrorists who are going to be released from Guantanamo, the Director of Homeland Security is worried about "right-wing extremists."

Chuck Norris | April 21, 2009

Thank God and the Navy SEALs that they all got out alive. But will Americans be as lucky next time?

Brent Bozell | April 21, 2009

Ever since he left real radio in favor of the satellite kind, Howard Stern and his faded Dirty Old Man strip-club radio act have been invisible.

Michael Barone | April 21, 2009

As Barack Obama finishes up his second major foreign tour, a pattern in his approach to foreign policy seems to be emerging.

David Limbaugh | April 21, 2009

Observing the Obama administration's approach so far to the war on terror is somewhat reminiscent, if you'll accept the crude analogy, of watching Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Duran's rematch against American boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard.

Mona Charen | April 21, 2009

In one photo, President Obama is grinning as he clasps Hugo Chavez by the hand. In another, he grasps Chavez warmly by the shoulder. Those pictures disgusted several members of Congress. Some said so on national television.

Cal Thomas | April 21, 2009

For two days I contemplated the phenomenon that is Susan Boyle. As nearly everyone must know by now, Boyle is the Scottish singer who blew away the judges, the audience -- and by the millions of YouTube hits -- much of the world with her performance on the "Britain's Got Talent" television program.

Dennis Prager | April 21, 2009

One of the reasons for the ascendance of the English-speaking world has been that the English language is almost alone among major languages in having the word “earn.”

Pat Buchanan | April 21, 2009

or 50 minutes, Obama sat mute, as a Marxist thug from Nicaragua delivered his diatribe, charging America with a century of terrorist aggression in Central America.

Debra J. Saunders | April 21, 2009

Republican politicians are afraid of their base. Very afraid. Press folks have categorized the April 15 TEA parties -- TEA for "Taxed Enough Already" -- as anti-President Barack Obama, anti-government and even "anti-CNN."

Ed Feulner | April 21, 2009

Some things are quintessentially American. Consider the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips by Navy SEALs.

Bill Murchison | April 21, 2009

Sneer, sneer, boo, hiss -- and oh, boy! Did the "progressives" ever pour it on my governor, Rick Perry of Texas, for his playful reference at a Tea Party event to "secession" as an option possibly forming in the minds of sensible Texans. Why would we be thinking about such?

Rebecca Hagelin | April 21, 2009

It's time someone stand up for the young men of this country.

Lorie Byrd | April 21, 2009

The Tax Day Tea Parties inspired and energized conservatives across the country last week, but the response to the events from the media and Democrat partisans was perhaps the most interesting thing to watch.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 21, 2009

Credited with writing several feminist precepts into U.S. constitutional law based on the spurious notion that our Constitution is a "living" (i.e., re-interpretable) document, she now wants to expand that process to welcome foreign law.

Mon, Apr 20, 2009

John Andrews | April 20, 2009

“The trouble with the eco-crusader is that his false guilt and his false fears feed endlessly upon each other.”

Paul Greenberg | April 20, 2009

Barack Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder, have decided not to start a purge of CIA agents who protected the nation's security during the War on Terror.

Frank Gaffney | April 20, 2009

Perhaps the most famous line the history of cartoons was one Walt Kelly gave his much-beloved character, Pogo: “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

Bill Steigerwald | April 20, 2009

Anyone who regularly tunes into, the popular climate-science blog operated by Anthony Watts, will never make fun of TV weathermen again.

Ken Connor | April 20, 2009

I'm going green! Not because I'm a tree-hugger, nor because I have embraced some form of pantheistic environmentalism. Rather, it's because I'm concerned about promoting freedom and protecting family.

Jerry Agar | April 20, 2009

Congratulations and thanks to all who participated in the Tea Parties. A true grass roots movement is evident when almost every sign is handmade.

Richard Olivastro | April 20, 2009

This is becoming a bad dream for growing numbers of Americans. Some sense it may be a nightmare.

John McCaslin | April 20, 2009

How unstable might Iraq actually become once President Obama shifts the U.S. focus further east, to Afghanistan?

Rich Galen | April 20, 2009

The next big issue which President Barack Obama will have to face is the old problem of illegal immigration.

Burt Prelutsky | April 20, 2009

Recently, I was called cranky in an article posted at the Huffington Post. The good news is that it’s one of the few times that anything approaching the truth has been posted there.

Sabrina L. Schaeffer | April 20, 2009

The country witnessed a level of political engagement last week that we haven’t seen in decades.

Carol Platt Liebau | April 20, 2009

What treatment would have been due Susan Boyle had her performance not been superb?

Mike Adams | April 20, 2009

If one is to understand the Tancredo incident one must be familiar with ten rules that apply to free speech and to other rights in the UNC system.

Ken Blackwell | April 20, 2009

This case could go all the way to the Supreme Court, and change the way America conducts wars forever.

Allen Hunt | April 20, 2009

Last week's release of the Bidens' tax returns reveals a troubling character weakness. Stinginess. Unrelenting shameless stinginess.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | April 20, 2009

I resent the fact that the church was presented as the ultimate villain in a story that should have had specific personal bad guys held accountable for their reprehensible behavior.

Bruce Bialosky | April 20, 2009

This is a big test for Obama. The pirates have gotten out of hand and this episode needs to come to an end.

Rachel Marsden | April 20, 2009

This week, the London Times exposed French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s frustration with Barack Obama and the media drooling surrounding him.

Terry Paulson | April 20, 2009

The tea parties gave Americans an opportunity to voice those concerns. Signs were everywhere. Here are some of my favorite slogans and a quick comment I can’t resist adding.

Sun, Apr 19, 2009

David Stokes | April 19, 2009

He didn’t live to see the real estate market collapse, the stock market tank, and covers of mainstream magazines proudly proclaiming “We are All Socialists Now,” one week, and “Christianity is Dying,” another

Debra J. Saunders | April 19, 2009

merica's in a tough recession. It's in no position to turn down high-paying jobs and tax revenue, not to mention a way to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil.

George Will | April 19, 2009

America's "progressive" president has some peculiarly retro policies. Domestically, his reactionary liberalism is exemplified by his policy of No Auto Company Left Behind, with its intimated hope that depopulated Detroit, where cattle could graze, can somehow return to something like the 1950s.

Kathleen Parker | April 19, 2009

Racial and ethnic diversity is the key to happiness, success in the global marketplace and, not least, an interesting life.

Austin Hill | April 19, 2009

Perhaps they just don’t want to think through the details. Then again - - maybe some of them don’t have the capacity to think through the details.

Kevin McCullough | April 19, 2009

Note to Rupert Murdoch: Janeane Garofalo your d-lister on "24" needs to have her mouth washed out with soap, she should be spanked, and her parents should be called to take her home early today.

Paul Jacob | April 19, 2009

Johnny Hart defined politics as a "sport in which mudballs are trump." He was not far off.

Salena Zito | April 19, 2009

As with anything involving Pennsylvania politics, it’s complicated.

Doug Giles | April 19, 2009

or someone in Obama’s cabinet to warn the nation about decent God and country loving people as being “extreme” is like Rosie criticizing chunky and obnoxious middle-aged white lesbian comics for being unfunny.

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.