Sun, May 24, 2009

Debra J. Saunders | May 24, 2009

In 1992, after he stopped wearing clothes to his UC Berkeley classes, Andrew Martinez was something of a walking only-in-Bezerkeley joke as the campus' own Naked Guy. But his life was no laughing matter.

Steve Chapman | May 24, 2009

When you play with fireworks, there is no big shock in seeing them explode. The surprise comes when you light one, toss it and nothing happens.

Sat, May 23, 2009

Doug Giles | May 23, 2009

Not only should Perez read this particular book, but so should Obama and his male entitlement mooks.

Ross Mackenzie | May 23, 2009

Our fabulous president said the other day, "I will not rest until the dream of health-care reform is achieved in the United States of America." What do you think about that?

Paul Driessen | May 23, 2009

The climate “crisis” is a “moral issue that requires serious debate,” Al Gore proclaimed in an April 27 AlGore.com blog post.

Fri, May 22, 2009

Kathryn Lopez | May 22, 2009

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program saves lives.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | May 22, 2009

Dubbed a "dark horse" weeks ago by the judges, Kris Allen -- a wholesome, smooth vocalist and singer/songwriter -- rose above expectations and won the title of American Idol.

Rich Tucker | May 22, 2009

Sometimes it’s good to have a functioning government. Then again, sometimes it isn’t.

Rachel Marsden | May 22, 2009

That’s environmental paranoia in a nutshell for you. It isn’t really about the environment, it’s about control.

The widely heralded credit card reform legislation making its way through Congress is a sellout to the credit card companies.

Caroline Glick | May 22, 2009

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's visit with US President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday was a baptism of fire for the new premier.

Scott Wheeler | May 22, 2009

Four ballot initiatives in a special election intended to allow the state government to raise taxes to cover a 21 billion dollar budget shortfall, were soundly defeated

Michelle Malkin | May 22, 2009

President Obama's speech on homeland security was 6,072 words long. Curiously, he chose not to spare an "a," "and" or "uh" on the New York City terror bust that dominated headlines the morning of his Thursday address.

S. E. Cupp | May 22, 2009

This week Kris Allen, who during the American Idol season prompted unabashed praise from Simon Cowell and the rest of the judges, was voted America’s favorite over Adam Lambert, his theatrical and inconsistent competitor.

Brent Bozell | May 22, 2009

It isn't easy to shock the jaded audiences at the Cannes Film Festival, but Danish director Lars von Trier achieved that with his new movie, "Antichrist."

David Limbaugh | May 22, 2009

Democrats are outraged that former Vice President Dick Cheney is publicly defending the Bush administration's policies regarding the war on terror.

Mona Charen | May 22, 2009

In his book "The Enemy at Home," Dinesh D'Souza shows little patience with the leftists who reacted to 9/11 by declaring that America had it coming. And yet, his book is a variant on that theme.

Oliver North | May 22, 2009

On May 14, Israelis celebrated their 61st Independence Day. Less than 96 hours later, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, arrived at the White House in an effort to ensure that the Jewish state will survive to commemorate another anniversary.

Michael Gerson | May 22, 2009

It is not every day that one dines with the Sultan of Sokoto -- a direct descendant of Usman Dan Fodio, who was declared "Commander of the Faithful" in 1804 and founded a caliphate that reached from what is now Burkina Faso to Cameroon.

David Harsanyi | May 22, 2009

In a speech defending his detainee plan this week, President Barack Obama brandished his now-famous Spock-like wisdom by claiming that "our government made decisions based upon fear rather than foresight" after 9/11.

Linda Chavez | May 22, 2009

Listening to President Obama this week as he tried to defend the decisions he's made on closing Guantanamo, you have to wonder what he would do without George W. Bush to kick around.

Paul Greenberg | May 22, 2009

Sometimes what says most about a country, a society, and an age isn't what happens in the news but what doesn't.

Donald Lambro | May 22, 2009

Not long after President Obama was sworn into office, he faced a monstrous $1.8 trillion budget deficit that analysts said would force him to sharply curtail his big-spending agenda.

Burt Prelutsky | May 22, 2009

Feeling as I do about Barack Obama, it’s only natural that I would look for people to blame for putting him in the Oval Office.

Charles Krauthammer | May 22, 2009

If hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue, then the flip-flops on previously denounced anti-terror measures are the homage that Barack Obama pays to George Bush.

Pat Buchanan | May 22, 2009

Barack had best understand. The crowd manipulating him into war with Iran has in mind, first, obliterating Iran; second, getting rid of him.

Suzanne Fields | May 22, 2009

Diplomacy is like courtship, with its rituals to keep passions in check.

Thu, May 21, 2009

Diana West | May 21, 2009

Afghanistan has been dubbed "Obama's War" but maybe it should be called "the war on civilian casualties."

Cliff May | May 21, 2009

Oil is not just any commodity. It is a strategic commodity. Our military can't move without it.

Dan Gainor | May 21, 2009

Meet the only car that ought to come with a mandatory Mensa membership – the so-called Smart Car.

Brent Bozell | May 21, 2009

President Obama came to the campus of Notre Dame armed with all his usual arrogance. Despite his radical abortion record -- which includes championing a policy in Illinois wherein aborted babies who manage to survive are tossed aside, to die -- he posed as the national moderator of "common ground."

Michael Fumento | May 21, 2009

Although the “worried well” are still swamping emergency rooms, our pig flu is appearing to be a piglet.

Cal Thomas | May 21, 2009

Things are not always as they appear in the Middle East. Appearances can also deceive whenever an Israeli prime minister and a U.S. president get together in Washington.

Michael Barone | May 21, 2009

Over the last month, about 700 million Indians voted, and most Americans, like most of the world, didn't much notice.

Larry Elder | May 21, 2009

Every dollar spent by government is one less dollar spent by taxpayers.

Mike Adams | May 21, 2009

The issue really could not have been simpler. A bunch of protestors at UNC-Chapel Hill decided to interrupt a speech by Tom Tancredo.

Debra J. Saunders | May 21, 2009

Britain's Parliament has been mired in a political scandal so damaging that Speaker Michael Martin resigned from office Tuesday. He's the first House speaker to step down in more than 300 years.

Matt Towery | May 21, 2009

The decision by California voters to roundly reject a series of ballot measures, including keeping in place certain tax increases, could give us all a glimpse as to how Americans might just view the staggering deficits we are and will be incurring on the federal level.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 21, 2009

This week, a 47 million-year-old fossil was put on display at New York's American Museum of Natural History.

Steve Chapman | May 21, 2009

You know those time-lapse videos of sunflowers sprouting, zipping straight up and bursting into bloom in the space of a few seconds?

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | May 21, 2009

ear Carrie: I'm 28, and I lost 36 percent of my 401(k). I have it in 45 percent stocks. What should I do -- watch my money disappear, or do I move it around?

Wed, May 20, 2009

Ann Coulter | May 20, 2009

Go ahead, demonize pro-lifers, Obama -- call us "right-wing ideologues." But just once, support one little policy that will save a single unborn child.

Michael Reagan | May 20, 2009

Californians said "no" loud and clear; "no" to new taxes, "no" to the Terminator, and "no" to Gen. Colin Powell, who said that Americans simply lust after paying new taxes to finance their pet government programs.

Jillian Bandes | May 20, 2009

President Obama voiced his support for an anti-gun treaty with such wide ranging implications that it could ban everything from assembling guns in kits to repackaging spent shells.

Michael Medved | May 20, 2009

It’s a sure sign of decadence when a society treats dead bodies with callousness, mocking cruelty, levity and disrespect.

George Will | May 20, 2009

California, the sunny incubator of America's future, has relished its role as a leading indicator of political trends. Tuesday it became what it thinks it should be, the center of attention, but not in the way it wants to be.

Rich Galen | May 20, 2009

On the very day that Barack Obama announced new fuel efficiency and emissions limits for American cars, Reuters reported that when General Motors goes bankrupt it would be selling its best asset to … Barack Obama.

John McCaslin | May 20, 2009

Traveling overseas is always risky for a vice president, especially this one.

Jillian Bandes | May 20, 2009

After feeling pressure from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Sen. Arlen Specter cancelled his appearance at a conference Tuesday on free speech protections, bringing attention to some of the of the very issues the conference was designed to highlight.

Michelle Malkin | May 20, 2009

Conflict of interest stories make great front-page headlines -- except when the newspaper that revels in breaking them is itself in the middle of an ethical morass. Take The New York Times.

John Stossel | May 20, 2009

Isn't it high time America did less for the elderly?

Walter E. Williams | May 20, 2009

What is the role of a U.S. Supreme Court justice? A reasonable start for an answer is the recognition that our Constitution represents the rules of the game.

Jonah Goldberg | May 20, 2009

Forget about where you come down on "torture" or "enhanced interrogations." The simple fact is that, as a political matter, the drive for a "truth commission" -- never mind a war crimes tribunal -- is dead as long as Nancy Pelosi is the speaker of the House.

Tony Blankley | May 20, 2009

Upon hearing of the death of a Turkish ambassador, the serpentine French diplomat Talleyrand was reputed to have responded, "I wonder what he meant by that."

Michael Gerson | May 20, 2009

In a little over 100 days, the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress have delivered a series of blows to the pride and morale of the Central Intelligence Agency.

It's obvious that either Leon Panetta, Obama's head of the CIA, or Nancy Pelosi, his party's speaker of the House, has to go.

Ben Shapiro | May 20, 2009

Last week, I took my wife to see the Zac Efron flick "17 Again." I didn't expect much.

David Harsanyi | May 20, 2009

Finally, Americans can start moving forward -- albeit in small, unsafe, state-mandated, subsidized pieces of junk.

Donald Lambro | May 20, 2009

The biggest unasked question in today's economy is whether it has started turning around before President Obama's spending-stimulus program has fully gotten under way.

Ed Feulner | May 20, 2009

Following the news from Washington has never been easy. But there’s an added challenge today: the problem of large numbers.

Jacob Sullum | May 20, 2009

During the commencement speech in which President Obama urged greater civility in the abortion debate, he was interrupted by cries of “baby killer,” “abortion is murder,” “stop killing our children,” and “you have blood on your hands.”

Marybeth Hicks | May 20, 2009

This may come as a surprise to folks who know me well, but I want to go on record as truly admiring the President’s commencement address at Notre Dame University on Sunday.

Terry Jeffrey | May 20, 2009

CIA Director Leon Panetta must be President Obama's loneliest lieutenant.

Austin Bay | May 20, 2009

The gray zone separating "cyber attacks" by hackers on computer and communications networks from war waged with bayonet, bomb or missile attacks is narrowing, and narrowing dramatically.

Tue, May 19, 2009

Meredith Turney | May 19, 2009

This month three universities will have the honor of the sitting President of the United States delivering their Class of 2009 commencement address.

La Shawn Barber | May 19, 2009

You know the times they are a-changing when the liberal Los Angeles Times implies it was unfair to deny white firefighters promotions on account of race.

John McCaslin | May 19, 2009

It is indeed unusual to bump into recently retired five-term Virginia Republican Sen. John Warner and have him hand you his business card.

Thomas Sowell | May 19, 2009

The media have an obvious vested interest in constantly urging that cameras be allowed in more places where governmental decisions are being made, including the Supreme Court of the United States.

Chuck Norris | May 19, 2009

It greatly alarms me that Americans' constitutional right of freedom of speech is being squeezed out of our culture.

John Hawkins | May 19, 2009

Liberals love to think of themselves as sophisticated, nuanced intellectuals, but the truth is they have a kindergartner’s view of the world.

Michael Barone | May 19, 2009

Step by step, Barack Obama has been reversing himself on antiterrorist policy. Last month, he announced he would not appeal a federal court decision ordering the government to release photographs of terrorist interrogations.

David Limbaugh | May 19, 2009

With due respect to the millions who adore President Barack Obama, I just don't understand what causes people to hear only his lofty rhetoric and appeals for unity while turning a deaf ear to his polarizing language and actions, for example, on the subject of abortion.

Mona Charen | May 19, 2009

Who said "Iran's development of a nuclear weapon, I believe, is unacceptable and we have to mount an international effort to prevent that from happening"?

Cal Thomas | May 19, 2009

Focus on President Obama's remarks and whether he is serious, or can be made so, about actually reducing the number of abortions in America, which, according to the National Right to Life Committee, has reached 50 million since its legalization in 1973.

Debra J. Saunders | May 19, 2009

Members of President Obama's Cabinet are three times more likely to have attended law school than boot camp.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 19, 2009

Today's adolescents spend an estimated 200 billion dollars a year of their own money - they are the most affluent generation of young people in the history of the world, which also makes them the most marketed to.

Bill Murchison | May 19, 2009

All the most interesting issues are moral in character, having to do with how we behave and why.

Lorie Byrd | May 19, 2009

Shortly after last year’s election, I quoted something former Centcom Commander Tommy Franks said that gave me hope that President Obama would do a better job on the issue of the military and national security than what I had feared Candidate Obama would do.

Pat Buchanan | May 19, 2009

Whether the king's timetable is correct, endless cold war, erupting into hot wars, seems the fate of Israel if "Bibi" Netanyahu holds to his pledge never to allow a Palestinian state on the West Bank.

Mon, May 18, 2009

Michael Vodicka | May 18, 2009

On hearing of the resolve of North Carolina troops during a Civil War battle, tradition holds that General Robert E. Lee had this praise for the Almighty: “Thank God for the Tar Heel boys.” He might have something less flattering to say about the Tar Heel State’s new favorite sons, John Edwards and Mike Easley.

Richard Olivastro | May 18, 2009

Is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi courageous or is she stupid? Is she a truth teller or is she a prevaricator?

Horace Cooper | May 18, 2009

A recent ruling by a three judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals allowing the ACLU’s lawsuit against “extraordinary rendition” to go forward was reckless and lawless.

Ashley Herzog | May 18, 2009

It seems that a lot of Notre Dame students are offended by some Catholics’ decision to protest Barack Obama’s commencement speech on Sunday.

Bill Steigerwald | May 18, 2009

Saying that America's semi-private, semi-public health care system needs a complete overhaul, President Obama last week challenged Congress to send him a health care reform bill he can sign by the end of the year.

Nathan Tabor | May 18, 2009

When Barack Obama won the presidential campaign of 2008 along with sizable Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, many conservatives say that they knew things were going to get worse for America.

John McCaslin | May 18, 2009

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin can thank Washington lobbyist and political consultant Rick Davis, chief executive officer of John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, for being the ultimate pick to become the Republican vice presidential candidate.

Rich Galen | May 18, 2009

Let's summarize the situation: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was embarrassed by Dana Bash of CNN; was teased by Dana Milbank of the Washington Post; was taken to task by Gerald Seib of the Wall Street Journal; and, was called a liar by CIA director Leon Panetta.

Debra J. Saunders | May 18, 2009

Last week's briefing brought home to me the difficult challenges faced by the Central Intelligence Agency in the current threat environment.

Townhall.com Staff | May 18, 2009

This country is divided. It is divided not by rich or poor, black or white. The division is in ideology.

Burt Prelutsky | May 18, 2009

Certain conservative commentators have begun taking exception to those of us who have identified Barack Obama as a socialist, a communist or a left-wing ideologue.

Carol Platt Liebau | May 18, 2009

Once, California was known as the “Golden State.” No more.

Mike Adams | May 18, 2009

The terms “liberal” and “conservative” are bandied about by many who fail to understand the crucial difference between them.

Bruce Bialosky | May 18, 2009

In another step towards sanity in customer relations, Delta Airlines has announced it is yet another company moving its call center back from India to the shores of the good old U.S. of A.

Rachel Marsden | May 18, 2009

By now, we all know the story, but what can we learn from it?

Joel Mowbray | May 18, 2009

When Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu sit down for the first time as world leaders today, chatter in and outside the Beltway will revolve around the chess match expected between two savvy political heavyweights.

Sun, May 17, 2009

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | May 17, 2009

Nearly three weeks ago, Washington, DC’s former mayor, Marion Barry, spoke at the first citywide rally that said “No” to same sex reciprocity in DC.

Kevin McCullough | May 17, 2009

Thus the history books will say, began the downfall of Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House.

Star Parker | May 17, 2009

The faculties are liberal and the student bodies are liberal. Diversity and dialogue at American universities means inviting a conservative to speak.

Salena Zito | May 17, 2009

Will the last activist who hopes the antiwar cause will re-emerge as a central tenet of the Democratic Party please turn out the lights on the way out the door?

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 17, 2009

Everyone defines success differently.

David Stokes | May 17, 2009

With Dan Rather-like subjectivity, Chris Matthews talked recently about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s new book deal.

Debra J. Saunders | May 17, 2009

If Pelosi believes that the use of these techniques -- including waterboarding -- was so patently objectionable, why did she not use her political capital to end the practices as soon as she learned of them?

Ken Connor | May 17, 2009

Contrary to popular reports by Democrats and members of the chattering class, the Republican Party is not dead—not yet.

George Will | May 17, 2009

Greed, we are agreed, is bad. It also is strange. It has long been included among the Seven Deadly Sins, which suggests that it is a universal and perennial facet of the human fabric.

Paul Jacob | May 17, 2009

The California Legislature offers up a six-course meal for voters next Tuesday. Voters might not like the fare, much, but it sure is nice to be invited to the table.

Austin Hill | May 17, 2009

Doesn’t it seem that to you that many of our fellow Americans are “obsessed” with the “persistent idea” that our 43rd President, Barack Obama, is something more than human?

Doug Giles | May 17, 2009

Either Nancy Pelosi is lying her backside off regarding her knowledge of the CIA’s irrigation for information techniques, or one of the side effects of a high dollar Botox habit includes severe short-term memory loss.