Sat, May 09, 2009

Jonah Goldberg | May 09, 2009

Compare and contrast two men: former congressmen Jack Kemp, one of the architects of the Reagan Revolution, who passed away last weekend at the age of 73; and Arlen Specter, the Pennsylvania senator who switched parties to stay alive politically for another term.

Fri, May 08, 2009

Jillian Bandes | May 08, 2009

Many analysts seem to agree with President Obama's notion that there is a silver lining to the recent Labor Department report that the jobless rate has reached a 26-year high.

Rich Tucker | May 08, 2009

If you are going to use a cliché, at least use an apt one, please. Discussing the swine flu during his “I’ve been in office 100 days” news conference (really? we hadn’t noticed), President Barack Obama announced he’d been in “day-to-day,” even “hour-to-hour” conversations with health experts.

Kathryn Lopez | May 08, 2009

I'm encouraging all parents and teachers to read Judy Blume's latest writing. And I'm not alone. Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, implores, "Please, let her know how much we appreciate her courage."

Dan Gainor | May 08, 2009

What do you do if your country is too incompetent to drill for oil effectively? Drill an oil company instead.

Diana West | May 08, 2009

I have seen the future of conservatism and ... he is a hedge fund manager.

John McCaslin | May 08, 2009

As downsizing continues in journalism, it's difficult to find a top-notch White House correspondent who can get the facts straight when filing a White House pool report, as in the one this week.

Rich Galen | May 08, 2009

Tom Ridge will not run for Senator from Pennsylvania. He has decided to pass up the chance to trample an ultra-conservative Republican in the primary and sneak past a former-moderate-Republican in the general election for Senate in 2010.

Thomas Sowell | May 08, 2009

While President Barack Obama has, in one sense, tipped his hand by saying that he wants judges with "empathy" for certain groups, he has in a more fundamental sense concealed the real goal -- getting judges who will ratify an ever-expanding scope of the power of the federal government and an ever-declining restraint by the Constitution of the United States.

Michelle Malkin | May 08, 2009

Greed is good -- until it gets in the way of a union-friendly restructuring deal.

Brent Bozell | May 08, 2009

The Fox News Channel, with 24 hours of news, offered only a tiny brief from Bret Baier on "Special Report" on the verdict

Mike Adams | May 08, 2009

I will be the first to admit to being annoyed by automated phone instructions that direct me to press “one” for English and “two” for Spanish. It is more than a minor inconvenience.

Jonah Goldberg | May 08, 2009

We conservatives are having one of our grand, knock-down, drag-out fights over the future of conservatism and the GOP. Should conservatives compromise on gay marriage or abortion rights?

David Limbaugh | May 08, 2009

Lately, MSNBC's Chris Matthews has been on a childish tear, taunting Republicans to admit their belief in the biblical account of the Creation.

Suzanne Fields | May 08, 2009

Souter & Specter sounds like a vaudeville song and dance team, stuck in Cleveland and still dreaming of playing the Palace.

Michael Gerson | May 08, 2009

There is a book that everyone will be talking about -- when it appears over a year from now. "American Grace: How Religion Is Reshaping Our Civic and Political Lives," being written by Robert Putnam and David Campbell, is already creating a buzz.

David Harsanyi | May 08, 2009

The Obama administration, with all its super-smarts, has taken the exploitation of the euphemism to spectacular new heights.

Linda Chavez | May 08, 2009

Bristol Palin is back in the news. The Alaska governor's daughter became the most famous unwed pregnant teenager in America last summer when her mother was nominated to be the GOP's vice presidential candidate.

Burt Prelutsky | May 08, 2009

I’m not of the opinion that a person has to be perfect in order to point out the failings of others, but liberals take it to such an extreme that you have to wonder if they have any self-awareness at all.

Charles Krauthammer | May 08, 2009

The Times conducted a five-hour interview with Hamas leader Khaled Meshal at his Damascus headquarters.

Mike Gallagher | May 08, 2009

>Evidently, the Brits have compiled a list of 22 people they deem so shameful in their speech or actions that they have barred them from setting foot in their country.

Mona Charen | May 08, 2009

President Obama's admirers (for a handy list simply consult the White House Correspondents Association website) go into raptures about his measured, intelligent, even balanced approach to issues. Granted, he is intelligent. But measured and balanced? Hardly.

Oliver North | May 08, 2009

President Barack Obama claimed, "We have rejected the false choice between our security and our ideals by closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay." That simply isn't true.

Pat Buchanan | May 08, 2009

Having lost both houses of Congress and the White House in two straight elections, Republicans are going through an identity crisis, its leaders holding town hall meetings to "listen" to the people.

Thu, May 07, 2009

Jillian Bandes | May 07, 2009

Left wing media outlets claim that Carrie Prejean’s conservative views on gay marriage are illegitimate because of two semi-nude photos taken of her when she was 17 and because one of her parents accused the other of being gay during their divorce proceedings.

Donald Lambro | May 07, 2009

The world's terrorists and rogue nations have clearly become more dangerous since Barack Obama took office, and analysts say they're testing him to see how much they can get away with.

Matt Barber | May 07, 2009

Senate sponsors and liberal activist proponents of the federal “hate crimes” bill, S. 909, have been caught in a series of bald-faced lies.

Marcus Epstein | May 07, 2009

In the movie American History X, Edward Norton stars as the neo-Nazi skinhead leader Derek Vineyard. In one scene, he gives a speech against illegal immigration.

John Shadegg | May 07, 2009

The clock is ticking on President Obama. There are 7 months before his self-imposed deadline to shut down Guantanamo Bay and relocate 241 of the world’s most violent extremists.

Cliff May | May 07, 2009

In September 1988, the Indian-born British writer Salman Rushdie published "The Satanic Verses," a novel containing what some saw as an irreverent depiction of the prophet Mohamed.

Thomas Sowell | May 07, 2009

There is a reason why the statue of Justice wears a blindfold. There are things that courts are not supposed to see or recognize when making their decisions-- the race you belong to, whether you are rich or poor, and other personal things that could bias decisions by judges and juries.

Michael Barone | May 07, 2009

Last Friday, the day after Chrysler filed for bankruptcy, I drove past the company's headquarters on I-75 in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Larry Elder | May 07, 2009

"I am absolutely convinced (banning waterboarding) was the right thing to do," said President Obama at a recent press conference.

Mike Adams | May 07, 2009

As a child growing up in the 1970s, I was always taught that Franklin Roosevelt was a great president.

Ken Blackwell | May 07, 2009

The latest figures on out-of-wedlock births should be setting off alarm bells in every corner of the country.

Cal Thomas | May 07, 2009

Many have commented on the life and legacy of Jack Kemp -- the former Buffalo, N.Y., congressman, former vice presidential candidate, former HUD secretary, former professional football star and a friend for life to all those who knew him.

Matt Towery | May 07, 2009

It's been decades since I was a student at England's Cambridge University. Since I graduated in 1984, I have returned only a few times to this wonderful country, which I love so dearly and whose people so warmly embraced me.

George Will | May 07, 2009

At the Academy of Obama, professors and others devise plans for extracting a new and improved automobile industry from a semi-sort-of-bankruptcy arrangement that will give the United Auto Workers 39 percent of General Motors.

Ross Mackenzie | May 07, 2009

A random walk through the new administration. . .

Debra J. Saunders | May 07, 2009

When Congress passed the Anti-Drug Abuse Act in 1986, proponents boasted that stiff mandatory minimum sentences would be bad news for major drug traffickers.

Steve Chapman | May 07, 2009

If you want Americans to pay attention to Pakistan -- not an easy thing to do -- your best bet is to conjure up images of Armageddon.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 07, 2009

Is it possible that Justice David H. Souter has sensed what I have sensed in reading the liberals' dutiful adieus to him, their judicial Benedict Arnold?

Wed, May 06, 2009

Michael Reagan | May 06, 2009

If some media reports are correct -- a dangerous assumption nowadays when media skepticism has given way to unquestioned Obama worship -- former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says the GOP needs to abandon nostalgia for the Reagan era.

Ann Coulter | May 06, 2009

Liberals try to disguise the utter wussification of our interrogation techniques by constantly prattling on about "the banality of evil."

Mary Grabar | May 06, 2009

When I teach Barry Goldwater’s 1964 Republican Convention speech to my college students, the few students who know who Barry Goldwater was usually claim that he was a reactionary racist.

John McCaslin | May 06, 2009

The public feud between Hollywood actor Josh Lucas and renowned pollster Frank Luntz has no sign of dissipating before Friday's Washington premiere of the Barry Levinson documentary "PoliWood."

Rich Galen | May 06, 2009

House Democrats broke up Barak Obama's perfect game this week when, according to the WSJ a war funding bill didn't include funds "to begin closing the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."

Thomas Sowell | May 06, 2009

The great Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes is not the kind of justice who would have been appointed under President Barack Obama's criterion of "empathy" for certain groups.

Michelle Malkin | May 06, 2009

Sunlight is for suckers. The New York Post reported on Tuesday that the White House will not release the $328,835 snapshots taken of the president's Boeing VC-25A that buzzed lower Manhattan.

John Stossel | May 06, 2009

With the return of baseball and a new book on Alex Rodriguez released this week, a fresh round of congressional posturing about steroids is upon us.

Walter E. Williams | May 06, 2009

Soon college students will come home and present parents with their grades. To avoid delusion, parents should do some serious discounting because of rampant grade inflation.

Brent Bozell | May 06, 2009

When Sen. Arlen Specter ran in a contentious primary against conservative congressman Pat Toomey in 2004, his slogan was "Courage, Clout, Conviction."

Mike Adams | May 06, 2009

For the past few years, I’ve been arguing that those who like to be called “liberals” should instead be called statists.

Jonah Goldberg | May 06, 2009

Some days you have to ask yourself, my God, what if these people were Republicans?

Tony Blankley | May 06, 2009

News item No. 1 concerns the testimony of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on April 22. She said deteriorating security in nuclear-armed Pakistan "poses a mortal threat to the security and safety of our country and the world."

Michael Medved | May 06, 2009

Last Saturday, Jewish people around the world read Leviticus 19:15 as part of the weekly “Torah Portion” – the specific segment of the Five Books of Moses assigned since ancient times for synagogue recitation on this particular Sabbath of the calendar.

Lisa De Pasquale | May 06, 2009

When Ann Coulter was a little girl she wanted to be “head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with a Republican president.” Or a “fairy princess.”

Michael Gerson | May 06, 2009

Some deaths make the world feel old, like they have stolen a part of youth itself. Normally this applies to those who die in their prime. But Jack Kemp's prime was supernaturally long.

resident Obama's vision of the future is, apparently, an economy guided, steered and -- when the occasion demands -- commanded by the federal government.

Terry Jeffrey | May 06, 2009

With little fanfare, the Government Accountability Office released a document last week that points to the day when the American dream dies and is buried beneath a middle-class welfare state.

Ben Shapiro | May 06, 2009

One hundred days into Barack Obama's presidency, he demonstrated cowardice abroad and demagogic tyranny at home.

David Harsanyi | May 06, 2009

It's fun to be idealistic in a world of moral absolutes. I know because I'm a columnist. But when we start discussing history, things always seem to get complicated.

Jillian Bandes | May 06, 2009

Republicans are revving their engines in the cap-and-trade debate, trying to stymie legislation that will probably reach the House floor before Memorial Day.

Austin Bay | May 06, 2009

Hope. Bloodshed. Perseverance. Change.

Donald Lambro | May 06, 2009

Social Security beneficiaries will get a one-time $250 bonus payment this month from President Obama's economic-recovery program that works out to $4.80 a week.

Ed Feulner | May 06, 2009

Emily Morley got some very bad news in March 2006. Her cancer had spread, the doctor informed the 67-year-old Canadian. She would need to see an oncologist.

Jacob Sullum | May 06, 2009

The last time the federal government bailed out Chrysler, the Carter administration reached a deal with the carmaker in August 1979, but Congress did not approve the legislation implementing it until December.

Frank Turek | May 06, 2009

Is waterboarding torture? If it is, we’ve been torturing our service members for years.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | May 06, 2009

The drop in the stock market has understandably made many investors reluctant to put new money into their accounts -- and some are considering pulling out entirely.

Marybeth Hicks | May 06, 2009

The folks in one northern Michigan community can rest easy because it’s clear their high school computer teacher is on the ball.

Tue, May 05, 2009

Dave Ramsey | May 05, 2009

What exactly is the Fair Tax, and how is it different than the system we currently have in place?

Roger Schlesinger | May 05, 2009

It isn't anything more than a loan, period. Unfortunately, our society tends to make this particular financial instrument many other things that tend to blur its prescribed purpose and gives borrowers a false sense of superiority, comfort and prestige.

John McCaslin | May 05, 2009

Longtime CIA spokesman Mark Mansfield (he has served in one or another public affairs capacity for nine CIA directors) is moving to a new assignment at the spy agency.

Dennis Prager | May 05, 2009

Little is as revealing of Barack Obama’s and the Left’s view of America than their use of the words “transform” and “remake” when applied to what they most want to do to America.

Paul Kengor | May 05, 2009

Is he pro-life or pro-choice? That was the giant unknown hanging in the balance one day in 1990 as President George H. W. Bush nominated a mystery man named David Souter for a Supreme Court seat.

Bill Steigerwald | May 05, 2009

When it comes to fighting for free markets and railing against government intervention in the economy, no one on TV does it better or more passionately than economist Larry Kudlow of CNBC.

Larry Kudlow | May 05, 2009

When I first visited with Jack Kemp in his congressional office in Washington, D.C., in the late 1970s, I couldn’t help but notice the row of books on his desk.

Thomas Sowell | May 05, 2009

Justice David Souter's retirement from the Supreme Court presents President Barack Obama with his first opportunity to appoint someone to the High Court.

Chuck Norris | May 05, 2009

To commemorate President Barack Obama's first 100 days in office, U.S. News & World Report documented what it considers to be the "10 Most Important Obama Faith Moments."

John Hawkins | May 05, 2009

If you want to turn the tide in this country, you don't need to wait for some leader to ride up on a white horse so you can take his orders.

David Limbaugh | May 05, 2009

A fellow conservative I highly respect told me last week that he doesn't see how Republicans can ever regain the majority without reaching out to moderates, because, he said, only 30 percent of Americans are conservative. Let me try to clear up this growing misconception.

Mona Charen | May 05, 2009

Jack Kemp was supposed to read this column. A dinner in his honor was scheduled for next week and I had timed the column to appear just prior. The last his friends had heard, he was improving. Now it's too late.

Cal Thomas | May 05, 2009

There is a story, probably apocryphal, about Margaret Thatcher who became prime minister 30 years ago this week and led Britain's economic and political revival.

Pat Buchanan | May 05, 2009

For conservatives fretful over the future of the party to which they have given allegiance, "How Barack Obama Won: A State by State Guide to the Historic 2008 Election" reads like something out of Edgar Allan Poe.

Debra J. Saunders | May 05, 2009

Why are most newspaper reporters and editors liberal? I've been working in the business for more than 20 years, and I can't give a quick, definitive answer to the question.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 05, 2009

As we approach the day we celebrate and honor mothers, I'm happy to report that moms around the country are joining with me to raise our children to become the people that God intends them to be.

Bill Murchison | May 05, 2009

The President wants an empathetic jurist to replace David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court. He will likely get such a one.

Lorie Byrd | May 05, 2009

With the recent sad news of the passing of Jack Kemp, Brent Baker of Newsbusters blog remembered the following 1996 quote from Bill Schneider of CNN.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 05, 2009

On his 100th day in office, President Barack Obama started campaigning for re-election in 2012.

Mon, May 04, 2009

Janice Shaw Crouse | May 04, 2009

Anytime I hear critics attack Christians for being weak on social justice issues, equality, and human rights, I think of John Wesley and Jack Kemp.

Byron York | May 04, 2009

What does the future hold for Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter? A lot of uncertainty, soured relationships and possible disaster. And that's just with his newfound friends in the Democratic Party.

Frank Gaffney | May 04, 2009

At one point or another, everybody tries to justify their participation in behavior that defies common sense and good judgment by claiming that someone else, usually older and putatively smarter, told them to do it.

David Horowitz | May 04, 2009

My parents were members of the American Communist Party and I was part of the progressive left which was the communist left and which has grown ominously large toda1y, and has seen its candidate elected to the White House.

John McCaslin | May 04, 2009

Not surprisingly, after two decades on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice David H. Souter has announced his pending retirement at age 69. He longs for the calm and serenity of his longtime New Hampshire home.

Rich Galen | May 04, 2009

Jack Kemp died this weekend, but the ideas he fostered with unbounded energy deserve another look. Kemp was more than an adherent of supply-side economic theory.

Michael Barone | May 04, 2009

The unions may have a fallback position: Forget about the secret ballot, and try to pass a bill with mandatory federal arbitration. This might be easier to defend. Every American knows what the secret ballot is; few Americans know what mandatory arbitration means.

Townhall.com Staff | May 04, 2009

A common refrain among protectionists, economic nationalists and other advocates of strong government intervention in the economy is that so-called “big corporations” are “shipping jobs overseas.”

Burt Prelutsky | May 04, 2009

According to my wife, I have a tendency to state my opinion as fact. She suggests that I begin my sentences by saying “It’s only my opinion, but…” and go on from there.

Lisa De Pasquale | May 04, 2009

During tough economic times, a pet exemption could ease the tax burden for more than 80 million households.

Star Parker | May 04, 2009

Listening to Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, we get a sense of the "new capitalism" that our new Democratic leadership tells us America needs.

Ashley Herzog | May 04, 2009

If you’re baffled by college students’ enthusiastic support for Soviet-lite economic policies, you need to watch several short videos created by members of Young America’s Foundation (YAF).

Kevin James | May 04, 2009

I am convinced that President Obama’s choice is obvious.

Carol Platt Liebau | May 04, 2009

Preparing to fill the Supreme Court seat soon to be vacated by David Souter, President Obama has announced that he wants a judge with “empathy.”

Allen Hunt | May 04, 2009

or a moment, President Barack Obama stepped over the carnage of his misguided philosophy of encouraging death.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | May 04, 2009

Last Tuesday my organization, the High Impact Leadership Coalition, held an open-air rally in DC to oppose a same-sex marriage reciprocity bill, which is being pushed through the DC City Council.

Mario Diaz | May 04, 2009

Justice David Souter’s plan to retire at the end of the Supreme Court’s term in June can only mean one thing: expect another radical leftist nominee from President Obama.

Bruce Bialosky | May 04, 2009

With Arlen Specter turning Benedict Arnold on the Republicans, there have been hordes of speculation about whether moderates exist in the Republican Party.

Brian Birdnow | May 04, 2009

A cursory examination of media coverage concerning the Administration 100 Days reveals a breathtaking pro-Obama bias, which cannot be explained away as a simple case of the mainstream media leading cheers for their favorite liberal.

Sun, May 03, 2009

Hugh Hewitt | May 03, 2009

The 100 Days of Obama Tour opened last week in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

Janice Shaw Crouse | May 03, 2009

Dear Mary Ann, I wanted to write to say how very much I appreciate your courageous stance in rejecting Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal.

David Stokes | May 03, 2009

While Dr. Seuss-like journalists lobbed sophomoric softballs President Obama’s way last Wednesday night, Mr. I-Never-Met-A-Teleprompter-I-Didn’t-Need managed to unintentionally juxtapose two polarizing issues in an ironic and upside down way.

Ken Connor | May 03, 2009

Carrie Prejean's show of support for traditional marriage in the Miss USA Pageant has provoked a firestorm of controversy.

George Will | May 03, 2009

California's increasingly severe and largely self-inflicted economic crisis will deepen on May 19 if, as is probable and desirable, voters reject most of the ballot measures that were drafted as part of a "solution" to the state's budget deficit.

Paul Jacob | May 03, 2009

The economy moves fast; government doesn't. So you were expecting, maybe, effective economic policy?

Austin Hill | May 03, 2009

So who, precisely, is trying to “hype this thing for all it’s worth?”

Salena Zito | May 03, 2009

Michael Steele wanted to rebuild the Republican Party after two crushing national election defeats because he has “a passion for a party I believe in.”

Kevin McCullough | May 03, 2009

It's understandable that males who prefer women's underwear and their mother's earrings would be jealous of someone like Carrie.

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.