Sun, May 03, 2009

Steve Chapman | May 03, 2009

I know I'm supposed to keep calm in a crisis, but in my experience, any crisis that makes the news is cause for fear, alarm and panic.

Sat, May 02, 2009

Debra J. Saunders | May 02, 2009

Critics of the five budget-stabilizing measures passed by the Legislature and Gov. Schwarzenegger and placed on California's May 19 special-election ballot are right about a good many things.

Doug Giles | May 02, 2009

In just 100 days Obama has moved us from a war footing to a wuss footing. Yes sir, from a foreign policy/national defense standpoint, Barack is making Jimmy Carter look like a full-on badass.

Carl Horowitz | May 02, 2009

Who could argue with so noble an idea as “national service?” On the surface, the idea is irresistible.

Robert Murphy | May 02, 2009

Recently Congress took a break from nationalizing corporations and discussed the Waxman-Markey “cap and trade” bill in which the federal government would auction off permits to businesses giving them legal permission to emit carbon dioxide.

Scott Wheeler | May 02, 2009

The Democrats and the media are having a field day using the “enhanced interrogation” issue to try and criminalize techniques used on terrorists to try and figure out how to protect America from another attack.

Fri, May 01, 2009

Michelle Malkin | May 01, 2009

Michelle Obama was stylin' in her $540 French sneakers during a volunteering photo-op at a Washington, D.C., food bank this week. Her suede and patent trainers from the house of Lanvin are apparently all the rage among the celebrity set.

Michael Farris | May 01, 2009

Child-rights advocates seeking to convince the U.S. Senate and the American public to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) are pursuing a curious line of reasoning.

Michael Fumento | May 01, 2009

There's absolute panic over an outbreak of swine flu. "Projections are that this virus will kill 1 million Americans," the nation's top health official has warned.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | May 01, 2009

Modern America preaches the value of tolerance. This says you have the right to your opinion, and I have the right to mine.

Kathryn Lopez | May 01, 2009

For one afternoon, it seemed like the story of longtime Pennsylvania Republican senator Arlen Specter switching parties was serving as the capstone of the much-hyped 100 Days of President Obama celebration; the triumphal touting of a decisive blow dealt by the Democrats against the loyal opposition.

Robert Knight | May 01, 2009

Should the federal government tempt people to cease volunteering at churches and instead be paid to “volunteer” at government-subsidized projects?

Rich Tucker | May 01, 2009

This may seem like an obvious thing for a writer to say. But: words matter. Sadly, though, we’re losing the definition of many words.

John McCaslin | May 01, 2009

We had to laugh at Sen. Michael Bennet, Colorado Democrat, when he reminded his colleagues on the Senate floor...

Rachel Marsden | May 01, 2009

When I first heard about Pigmageddon – the latest phenomenon set to wipe us all out, yet again – I was ironically just leaving a relatively empty screening of the new movie “Earth”, featuring dying polar bears.

Rich Galen | May 01, 2009

It was just a matter of time. Joe Biden has disappointed all of official Washington with his lack of really juicy quotes.

Mike Gallagher | May 01, 2009

Because I want to stop the swine flu, I must be a racist.

Brent Bozell | May 01, 2009

When the conglomerates behind the viciously anti-Catholic book "The DaVinci Code" were looking for a director, Newsweek reported Ron Howard had a secret weapon: his aw-shucks child-star Opie Taylor likeability.

Jonah Goldberg | May 01, 2009

In his press conference Wednesday night, President Obama offered a nice little sermonette on "shortcuts."

David Limbaugh | May 01, 2009

Ordinarily, we would probably be wise just to move on from last week's flap over Miss USA contestant Carrie Prejean's truthful pageant answer on same-sex marriage, but subsequent news reports reveal we are drawing the wrong lessons from the brouhaha.

Mona Charen | May 01, 2009

The Supreme Court of the United States is a redoubt of decorum in a casual Friday world.

Ken Blackwell | May 01, 2009

Arlen Specter’s switch to the Democratic Party is a political earthquake that will have far-reaching consequences for a host of policy and political issues.

Oliver North | May 01, 2009

Though Mr. Obama claims to be "creating jobs" and "helping Americans keep their homes," reality says otherwise.

Michael Gerson | May 01, 2009

As I was waiting for the results of my AIDS test, the health lecture from my counselor Anthony was calm, explicit and, um, informative. The five bodily fluids that can transmit the HIV virus.

David Harsanyi | May 01, 2009

Granted, principles won't win you elections. (Just ask Specter.) You need big tents -- and cliches about big tents. But if you don't have cause or purpose, what's the point of winning anyway?

Linda Chavez | May 01, 2009

The White House, commendably, seems to be trying to quiet the hysteria building around swine flu, but apparently the vice president didn't get the memo.

Diana West | May 01, 2009

I don't get why "swine flu" equals worldwide pandemonium while the generic flu that kills hundreds of thousands of people every year is a non-event.

Donald Lambro | May 01, 2009

Capitalism has taken a beating lately, as it often does in a prolonged recession, even though government precipitated the crisis in the first place.

Horace Cooper | May 01, 2009

For some Americans credit cards are a remarkably useful financial tool which improves their lives and those of their families. For others they are the equivalent of handing a bottle of bourbon to an alcoholic.

Charles Krauthammer | May 01, 2009

Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances. The first is the ticking time bomb. An innocent's life is at stake.

Burt Prelutsky | May 01, 2009

I was born in 1940, which means that during my lifetime 13 men have been president of the United States.

Pat Buchanan | May 01, 2009

For a president's first duty is not to the NAFTA-mandated free flow of goods and people between the United States and Mexico, but to protect the health and lives of the American people.

Suzanne Fields | May 01, 2009

The debate has moved from saying that "torture is wrong" -- almost everybody agrees with that, in the abstract -- to seeking revenge against those falsely perceived as moral enemies in our midst.

Thu, Apr 30, 2009

Meredith Turney | April 30, 2009

It is the height of hypocrisy to ban interrogation techniques on militant enemies of innocent life while refusing to ensure innocent life isn’t carelessly discarded by ruthless abortionists.

Jillian Bandes | April 30, 2009

Federal hate crimes legislation that just passed the House would make it illegal to discriminate against someone based on their sexual preferences. Critics claim the bill could open up a Pandora’s box of conflicts.

Arne Owens | April 30, 2009

In December 2004, a little over a year after the launch of major combat operations in Iraq, then-Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld gave a speech to troops in Kuwait and a line that stays with me to this day.

Paul Greenberg | April 30, 2009

It makes a fellow lonely, not to see the disaster everybody tells me is upon us. It's not easy, being the Last Optimist of the Western World.

Jon Sanders | April 30, 2009

The perception that the Obama administration is exceptionally two-faced concerning budget matters is, believe it or not, unfair.

Marvin Olasky | April 30, 2009

"Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done." That was the Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale in 2007, repetitiously inciting her disciples to be not just pro-choice but fanatically pro-abortion.

Cliff May | April 30, 2009

When I was asked to appear on the Daily Show, the news-with-views-and-edgy comedy TV program, I was reluctant.

John McCaslin | April 30, 2009

At 4:07 p.m. Tuesday, the front page of the Democratic National Committee website flashed the headline: "Welcoming Sen. Specter to the Democratic Party."

Michael Barone | April 30, 2009

Specter's argument -- that if a majority of Pennsylvania voters wanted him re-elected, he should be -- is obviously self-serving. But it's not self-evidently wrong.

Larry Elder | April 30, 2009

Aided by an eagerly compliant Democratic-controlled Congress, a sycophantic media, and a bunch of squishy Republicans, President Obama has taken the country on a radical, mind-boggling leap into collectivism.

Mike Adams | April 30, 2009

Good afternoon, Perez. I’m sorry I haven’t yet taken the time to write you in response to your little flap with Miss California.

Cal Thomas | April 30, 2009

The return of Sen. Arlen Specter to the Democratic Party (he flipped in 1965 from "Kennedy Democrat" to Republican) is something that should be celebrated by Republicans, at least those who are proud to call themselves conservatives.

Terry Jeffrey | April 30, 2009

Countless American Catholic boys have on some fall Saturday in their young lives been thrilled to witness -- in person, on radio or on TV -- a Notre Dame comeback on the football field.

Matt Towery | April 30, 2009

As many know, it was an ambitious lawyer named Arlen Specter, working on the Warren Commission inquiry into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, who is credited with having conceived of the "single bullet" theory that somehow established that Kennedy's only assailant was Lee Harvey Oswald.

Austin Bay | April 30, 2009

The devastating epidemic is spread by dread, of course -- dread powered by distortion, gossip and sensationalist greed.

Steve Chapman | April 30, 2009

Anyone who has ever dealt with attorneys has come to the realization that the law does not always make perfect sense.

Douglas MacKinnon | April 30, 2009

Most Americans -- and even the “journalists” who seek these prizes -- have long-since realized that the prizes are awarded from a far-left Pulitzer committee to far-left “journalists” and writers.

George Will | April 30, 2009

Under Senate rules, "reconciliation" can be a means for coping with disharmony by deepening it. The tactic truncates Senate debate and curtails minority rights.

Ross Mackenzie | April 30, 2009

The switch of Pennsylvania's Sen. Arlen Specter from the Republicans to the Democrats serves those Neanderthal Bush-Cheney Republicans right -- don't you think?

Debra J. Saunders | April 30, 2009

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been pushing for a "truth commission" to investigate the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation" techniques like waterboarding -- until Republicans started shining the spotlight on Pelosi herself. Now she is not so adamant.

Emmett Tyrrell | April 30, 2009

Students of intelligence-gathering will tell you that deception and outright lying are essential to the art.

Wed, Apr 29, 2009

Michael Reagan | April 29, 2009

Sen. Arlen Specter hasn't really switched parties; he's simply realized he cannot win the Pennsylvania Republican primary election.

Ann Coulter | April 29, 2009

Without any pretense of an argument, which liberals are neurologically incapable of, the mainstream media are now asserting that our wussy interrogation techniques at Guantanamo constituted 'torture.'

Jillian Bandes | April 29, 2009

Those praising Obama on his 100-day mark are trying to have it both ways -- both claiming Obama has mastered Washington with his oratory and brilliant political skills and excusing his missteps because he hasn't been given enough time to succeed.

Larry Kudlow | April 29, 2009

In the early 1980s, Ronald Reagan’s popularity and policies moved American politics firmly to the right. In only 100 days, Barack Obama’s politics and policies have shifted America way to the left.

Marybeth Hicks | April 29, 2009

I'm saddened that the suggestion of raising faithful children can so easily be ignored without even considering the consequences to children.

Dan Kennedy | April 29, 2009

April 20, 2009. That was when President Obama held his first photo-op cabinet meeting, noisily giving them their marching orders: find ways to save $100-million in 100 days.

Dan Gainor | April 29, 2009

It seems like the end of the world. A deadly virus is sweeping across the globe killing off young and old alike. Media coverage goes round the clock dwelling on the danger.

Matt Kibbe | April 29, 2009

Arlen Specter’s announcement this week of his plans to switch to the Democrat side of the aisle is sending shockwaves throughout the country.

Neal McCluskey | April 29, 2009

If you look just at dollar signs or rhetoric to measure the education success of Barack Obama’s first one-hundred days, then the President should get an A. Base it on meaningful reform, however, and he’d be lucky to get a passing grade.

Laura Hollis | April 29, 2009

Obama has now been in office 100 days. Let’s review the Bringer of Hope and Change's record, shall we?

Mark W. Hendrickson | April 29, 2009

Some people I know react with incredulity when they hear television commentators remark on President Barack Obama’s brilliance.

John McCaslin | April 29, 2009

"So did you hear about Arlen Specter?" Inside the Beltway asked Sen. Diane Feinstein, California Democrat, as she was enroute to the Senate floor on Tuesday.

Rich Galen | April 29, 2009

Senator Arlen Specter (R D-Pa) announced he was switching from being a Republican to being a Democrat thus helping to produce the magic 60-seat majority which Democratic leader Harry Reid has been maneuvering for since last November's elections.

Pat Toomey | April 29, 2009

If there is one thing to be learned from the debate over President Barack Obama’s $789 billion stimulus bill, it is that calling legislation a “compromise” does not actually make it a compromise.

Janice Shaw Crouse | April 29, 2009

The media hype and the “slobbering love” adulation (to use Bernard Goldberg’s term) about President Obama’s first 100 days is almost as distorted as the White House press releases that feed the fire of the frenzy over the new President.

Michelle Malkin | April 29, 2009

What better way to mark 100 days in office than with an appalling exercise in pointless taxpayer-funded stagecraft?

Brent Bozell | April 29, 2009

There's something very curious -- even laughable -- about watching the media assemble to offer President Obama a grade after the first 100 days.

When the Obama administration crashes and burns, with approval ratings that fall through the floor, political scientists can trace its demise to its first hundred days.

Jillian Bandes | April 29, 2009

Barack Obama celebrates the hundredth day of his Presidency today. Liberals say he’s doing a bang up-job. Conservatives contend it’s been 100 days of absolute horror.

Doc Hastings | April 29, 2009

In case you haven’t noticed, today marks President Obama’s 100th day in office. One thing that hasn’t changed over the past three months is the President’s ongoing practice of using empty rhetoric and straw-man arguments.

Thomas Sowell | April 29, 2009

In the spirit of bipartisanship, my newest book-- "The Housing Boom and Bust"-- shows how both Democrats and Republicans ruined both the housing markets and the financial markets.

Walter E. Williams | April 29, 2009

A civilized society's first line of defense is not the law, police and courts but customs, traditions and moral values.

Jonah Goldberg | April 29, 2009

The most remarkable, or certainly the least remarked on, aspect of Barack Obama's first 100 days has been the infectious arrogance of his presidency.

Tony Blankley | April 29, 2009

Several events in recent months bring back to the forefront the perennial assertion that, on grounds of both efficacy and ethics, the public's "right to know" is the best guide to good government and good institutions.

Michael Medved | April 29, 2009

An authoritative new study of civilian casualties in the Iraq War shows that opponents of that conflict have wildly and consistently exaggerated its human costs.

Ben Shapiro | April 29, 2009

By cravenly choosing political survival over political backbone, Specter has given radical leftists their greatest opportunity in a generation to destroy every principle America has historically embraced.

Donald Lambro | April 29, 2009

The national news media has been treating Barack Obama's first 100 days as a historical landmark, as if he's done great things instead of doing what we routinely expect from our presidents.

Jacob Sullum | April 29, 2009

In August 1999, police saw Rodney Gant pull into the driveway of his Tucson home and arrested him for driving with a suspended license.

John Stossel | April 29, 2009

Credit cards are a demagogue's dream come true. What better way to win public affection than to rail against banks for their harsh terms?

David Harsanyi | April 29, 2009

Each day, millions of Americans unload their opinions for the world to see -- Tweeting, blogging and so forth.

Tue, Apr 28, 2009

Scott Wheeler | April 28, 2009

Last week Republican Jim Tedisco conceded the race for the 20th district in New York to Wall Street Democrat Scott Murphy after counting some of the absentee ballots in the special election held March 31st.

Allison Kasic | April 28, 2009

Happy Equal Pay Day! You’ll have to forgive your friends for not sending a card—Hallmark has yet to recognize fabricated feminist holidays based on misleading data.

Roger Schlesinger | April 28, 2009

The President has divided the country into two camps not by political parties or ideology but by those who could need help and those who should be helping. It sounds biblical on the surface but doesn't exactly flow in that manner.

John McCaslin | April 28, 2009

Why all the fuss over President Obama's first 100 days in office, a milestone to be marked Wednesday?

Dennis Prager | April 28, 2009

Those who oppose what the Bush administration did to some terror suspects may be justified. But in order to ascertain whether they are, they need to respond to some questions.

Chuck Norris | April 28, 2009

There's something the U.S. government doesn't want you to know. And it's come out again in the new Heritage Foundation report on education.

John Hawkins | April 28, 2009

Future generations will want to study Barack Obama's presidency, not only because he made history by being America's first black President, but because he also appears to be on track to be America's worst President.

Michael Barone | April 28, 2009

Ninety-nine days in, with 1,362 days to go, and we can see with some clarity the trajectory on which Barack Obama wants to take the United States.

David Limbaugh | April 28, 2009

Homosexual activists aren't easily deterred. Unable to persuade even the people of California to change the definition of marriage to legitimize their lifestyle, they're resorting to a backdoor approach to accomplish the same thing: pushing federal hate crime legislation while few are paying attention.

Pat Buchanan | April 28, 2009

After opening the door to a truth commission to investigate torture by the CIA of al-Qaida subjects, and leaving the door open to prosecution of higher-ups, President Obama walked the cat back.

Ed Feulner | April 28, 2009

Even for those of us who live and breathe politics, the workings of the U.S. Senate are often difficult to understand.

Bill Murchison | April 28, 2009

Just as the New York Times was front-paging a supposed upsurge in atheism (God? What God?) came complementary tidings from the Pew Research Center.

Lorie Byrd | April 28, 2009

The “handcuffs” being discussed today go far beyond those discussed by Dave Barry seven years ago.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | April 28, 2009

When times are tough -- and times are undeniably tough -- it's easy to lose faith in the potential of the financial markets.

Rebecca Hagelin | April 28, 2009

From the moment our precious little ones are placed in our arms at birth today's society seems to want to relegate moms to the back bench.

Thomas Sowell | April 28, 2009

Nobody thought we had to prove that we were nicer than the Nazis by bending over backward.

Mona Charen | April 28, 2009

Fourteen months ago Bill Buckley collapsed and died at his desk in Stamford, Conn. The ground has still not finished shaking. How could it? Two sons -- one biological and one professional -- have now written memoirs of their lives with Bill. Both make for absorbing reading.

Debra J. Saunders | April 28, 2009

The mantra from the left during the Bush years went something like this: The world is not black and white. Sophisticated minds should seek out different, nuanced opinions.

Mon, Apr 27, 2009

Hugh Hewitt | April 27, 2009

The sudden and deadly outbreak of swine flu in Mexico City and its near simultaneous spread to places as far flung as New York and New Zealand presents President Obama with his first very public crisis.

Byron York | April 27, 2009

These should be happy times for liberals and the Democratic Party as a whole. They control the White House and both houses of Congress, while opposition Republicans are leaderless and lost.

Rick Dunham | April 27, 2009

Democrats love to say that they are the party of compassion, but the words ring hollow when you consider the administration’s tax proposal winding its way through Congress.

Richard Olivastro | April 27, 2009

All Americans breathed a sign of relief when news broke of the U.S. Navy Seals rescue of the Maersk Alabama captain from terrorist pirates off the Somalia coast.

Bill Steigerwald | April 27, 2009

Thomas E. Woods Jr. is a successful historian who doesn't hide his libertarian views about American history, politics and economics but instead emphasizes them.

Allen Hunt | April 27, 2009

Three times in the same week! I had to rub my eyes in disbelief. Bankruptcies keep piling up. On three separate occasions in the past week, bankruptcies became front of mind.

Christopher Merola | April 27, 2009

In the first three months since President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, he and his Democrat colleagues in Congress have engaged in the largest power grab in our nation’s history, all to the tune of about a $13 trillion deficit.

Sandy Rios | April 27, 2009

Totalitarian movements have always destroyed their enemies. Peter the Great of Russia murdered members of the Streltsy military corps by taking the ax of the executioner to cut off their heads one by one himself.

John McCaslin | April 27, 2009

Stephen Drucker, the creator of the New York Times Sunday "Styles" section who after steering Martha Stewart Living is now editor-in-chief of House Beautiful, says the "whole subject of 'green' wants to make the top of my head come off."

Rich Galen | April 27, 2009

There is nothing funny about a flu epidemic. And there is much to worry over when an epidemic becomes a pandemic.

Michael Barone | April 27, 2009

The president, it appears, is of two minds.

Apparently, here's the deal: If you are a longtime enemy of the United States, count on a grand reception from the Obama administration. All is forgiven and, worse, forgotten.

Townhall.com Staff | April 27, 2009

Transformational candidate Barack Obama is now President Obama. His promises to change the way Washington works, bring health care to all, alter world climate, restore America’s prestige and solve our economic crisis will now be put to the test.

Burt Prelutsky | April 27, 2009

Judging by my e-mail, a great many conservatives are counting down the days until they next get to vote in 2010.

Terry Paulson | April 27, 2009

Buying on credit isn’t free money, and a government that promises you everything will eventually come knocking at your door to pay the bill.

Bruce Bialosky | April 27, 2009

It is quite evident we will never bridge the gulf that divides us.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | April 27, 2009

Preserving marriage as we have known it is a battle worth fighting, and we intend to do just that.

Star Parker | April 27, 2009

Barack Obama's obvious comfort level with leaders of un-free countries shouldn't surprise anyone. He is not only our first black president.

Michael Gerson | April 27, 2009

By releasing the Justice Department memos on coercive interrogations, the Obama administration has produced an unintended effect.

Nathan Tabor | April 27, 2009

A non-profit organization devoted to national security is demanding the resignation of the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, or that President Obama fire her immediately.

Sun, Apr 26, 2009

Tom Price | April 26, 2009

Take a moment to tally up all your household expenses and income from October 1st to September 30th. Will your income pay for your expenses past today, April 26? If so, you’re in better financial shape than the federal government.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | April 26, 2009

President Barack Obama will celebrate his first 100 days in office on April 29. He has tackled big issues head-on and continued his campaign of well-delivered speeches and late night TV appearances.

David Stokes | April 26, 2009

Though the story about Miss California, Carrie Prejean, and her loss of the Miss USA title because of her honest, frank, and widely shared opinion in answer to Perez Hilton’s loaded question has been covered ad nauseam, I will venture an observation or two.

Doug Giles | April 26, 2009

I never thought that I would mention Perez Hilton in one of my columns, much less publically thank him for being an obnoxious, culturally-toxic chunky gay man, but thank you Perez—or whatever the heck your name is.

Debra J. Saunders | April 26, 2009

When she was a 13-year-old student at Safford Middle School in Arizona, Savana Redding was strip-searched by school officials in search of -- this is no joke -- ibuprofen.

Steve Chapman | April 26, 2009

The country used to be unanimous in rejecting gay marriage. But that consensus, like the polar ice sheets, is showing some cracks. Vermont recently became the fourth state to allow gays to wed, and New York will probably be next.

Ken Connor | April 26, 2009

The relationship between religion and politics has become murky in recent years. The effort of America's Founders to prevent the establishment of a state religion has been twisted and reinterpreted to create an increasingly large gulf between religion and public life.

George Will | April 26, 2009

In 2003, the city gave promotion exams -- prepared by a firm specializing in employment tests, and approved, as federal law requires, by independent experts -- to 118 candidates, 27 of them black.

Austin Hill | April 26, 2009

So, who’s the real “enemy of the state,” anyway?

Paul Jacob | April 26, 2009

Big government needs a Big Lie. Or at least a Big Metaphor.

Salena Zito | April 26, 2009

Everybody complains about taxes and government spending, but nobody does anything about them. Perhaps that’s because whenever they do something, they’re often labeled as racists, right-wing extremists or worse.