Sat, May 30, 2009

Doug Giles | May 30, 2009

A Christian radio show host asked me the other day how I could, as a believer, be cool with waterboarding terrorists for intel crucial to our national security

Bobby Schindler | May 30, 2009

I spent a lot of time watching news coverage of President Obama’s recent speech at Notre Dame. I couldn’t help but be reminded of my sister Terri’s two-week ordeal that took place at the hospice facility where she was killed in March of 2005.

Tom Borelli | May 30, 2009

President Obama and Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) have found big business to be a crucial ally in their quest for a national cap-and-trade law to limit carbon emissions. Corporate backing greatly enhances the global warming bill’s prospects of passing, but it also reveals a key feature of Obama’s political strategy: a new era of special interest politics in which major corporations work in concert with liberal politicians and advocacy groups to advance the left-wing agenda.

Fri, May 29, 2009

Asked why he was naming some of his rivals to top administration jobs, President Lyndon B. Johnson said it best: "I'd rather have them inside the tent pissing out than outside pissing in."

Larry Kudlow | May 29, 2009

Get ready folks: America is about to own a car company. As of Monday, we the taxpayers will own more than 70 percent of GM.

Jillian Bandes | May 29, 2009

Republican strategy on Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor has been mixed so far, with an official response from Congressional leaders expected during the Sunday talk shows or when Congress returns to session on Monday morning.

Rich Tucker | May 29, 2009

This could take some time, what with the pro forma hearings and all. But President Barack Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court seems doomed to failure. And it’ll be Obama’s fellow Democrats in the Senate who’ll end up voting against her.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | May 29, 2009

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi is losing the credibility battle, but that's not all she stands to lose -- her speakership is on the line.

Rich Galen | May 29, 2009

On February 10, 2003 - five months after the 9/11 attacks, but while we were still reeling from the anthrax attacks - the Department of Homeland Security sent out a press release which included the following.

Sandy Rios | May 29, 2009

Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s commitment to her own personal interpretation of the Constitution could have devastating consequences on everyday Americans, and here’s why.

Kathryn Lopez | May 29, 2009

In his first Supreme Court appointment, President Barack Obama has chosen to take America a step backward.

John McCaslin | May 29, 2009

Don't look now, but certain bureaucrats carrying Uncle Sam's credit card in their wallets are back to spending your hard-earned taxpayer dollars on everything from first-class travel to Hawaii to laser eye surgery.

Thomas Sowell | May 29, 2009

The other day I sought a respite from current events by re-reading some of the writings of 18th century British statesman Edmund Burke. But it was not nearly as big an escape as I had thought it would be.

Michelle Malkin | May 29, 2009

Left-wing groups in Washington, D.C., are panicked. The New York Times and other Team Obama whitewashers are downplaying the connection between the Obama presidential campaign, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and Obama's old employer Project Vote (ACORN's nonprofit canvassing arm). Alas, the truth keeps seeping out.

Michael Barone | May 29, 2009

Barack Obama has named his nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. What's the likely fallout, politically and judicially?

Brent Bozell | May 29, 2009

This Memorial Day had a different, much less laudable spectacle top the ratings. The cable channel TLC beat every broadcast network with a new season debut of "Jon and Kate Plus 8."

David Limbaugh | May 29, 2009

I see "pragmatists" everywhere I look in the Republican Party -- those who say we must always be more concerned with not offending so-called moderates than with advancing our principles.

Pat Buchanan | May 29, 2009

When you think about it, Sonia Sotomayor is the perfect pick for the Supreme Court -- in Barack Obama's America.

Michael Gerson | May 29, 2009

It is a trap. Republicans are now poised to oppose an accomplished Latina federal judge for the Supreme Court, further alienating Hispanic voters the GOP has recently driven away in droves.

David Harsanyi | May 29, 2009

You know what would be a nice change of pace? A nominee for public office whose compelling life story didn't remind me of my pitiably self-indulgent life.

Linda Chavez | May 29, 2009

Presidential elections have consequences -- and few are more important than the power to shape the federal judiciary.

Charles Krauthammer | May 29, 2009

Obama and Sotomayor draw on the "richness of her experiences" and concern for judicial results to favor one American story, one disadvantaged background, over another.

Burt Prelutsky | May 29, 2009

Those on the Left who have trashed George W. Bush for this entire decade claim they weren’t being rude or unpatriotic, but were simply talking truth to power.

Oliver North | May 29, 2009

This week's North Korean nuclear test and flurry of ballistic missile launches should not be viewed in isolation.

Suzanne Fields | May 29, 2009

The president contributes to the dumbing-down

Thu, May 28, 2009

Diana West | May 28, 2009

Frank Ricci is "just" a fireman, and not, like Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor, a federal judge.

Marjorie Dannenfelser | May 28, 2009

President Obama’s recent speech at Notre Dame was full of lofty and good-feeling language about finding common ground on the abortion issue. America is hungry to arrive at such ground. And indeed common ground on abortion policy does exist. But while the president has proved himself dedicated to positive tone, pleasant feeling and an air of civility in discussing the issue, he has completely avoided concrete common ground policy.

Mario Diaz | May 28, 2009

Within minutes of President Obama naming Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his pick to replace Justice David Souter at the Supreme Court, I received a call from my father in Puerto Rico wanting to know what I thought.

Roger Schlesinger | May 28, 2009

How many people do you know who have gone into the stock market and bought one security?

John McCaslin | May 28, 2009

"Date on which Barack Obama implemented new ethics guidelines restricting former lobbyists' roles in government: 1/21/09. Days later that he waived the guidelines for the deputy secretay of defense?

Larry Elder | May 28, 2009

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the CIA "misled" her about waterboarding.

Mike Adams | May 28, 2009

The letter that was sitting in my mailbox wasn’t the first to make me question my commitment to teaching in the UNC system.

Cal Thomas | May 28, 2009

In introducing his choice to replace Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court, President Obama touted Judge Sonia Sotomayor's biography.

Debra J. Saunders | May 28, 2009

How will the GOP react to President Obama's pick to replace Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court? Who cares? It doesn't matter what Senate Republicans think of Sonia Sotomayor.

Matt Towery | May 28, 2009

Recently, I took part in a panel discussion about diversity and its impact in media. Rick Sanchez of CNN moderated. It was held in Atlanta, where my family goes back generations.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 28, 2009

It was my old friend and mentor, Luigi Barzini, who asseverated, "Americans talk too much." He was sitting in the elegant library of his home in Rome.

Steve Chapman | May 28, 2009

Some people are unhappy to hear President Obama suggest that attributes like gender, ethnicity and "empathy" are critical in choosing a Supreme Court justice, and it's hard to blame them.

Armstrong Williams | May 28, 2009

“Better Red than Dead.” That was the effete refrain of liberals during the Cold War heyday.

Ross Mackenzie | May 28, 2009

President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court and promptly left town.

Marvin Olasky | May 28, 2009

Yes, it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. But is it better to read deeply biased news than not to read a newspaper at all? Or is a little knowledge exceedingly dangerous within a democracy?

Wed, May 27, 2009

Michael Reagan | May 27, 2009

Yesterday's nomination of Judge Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court was a historic moment that all Americans should appreciate.

Jillian Bandes | May 27, 2009

In initial reviews of Sotomayor’s court record, a trend emerges: many of her questionable court decisions have been made per curiam, or, as part of an unsigned decision made by a group of judges, while the decisions she signs her name to are relatively unremarkable.

Ann Coulter | May 27, 2009

God save us from liberal "empathy." After President Barack Obama announced his empathetic Supreme Court nominee this week, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, we found out that some people are more deserving of empathy than others.

Roger Schlesinger | May 27, 2009

How many times can you claim that what has happened is an unintended consequence before it appears that it’s actually an intended consequence?

Robert Knight | May 27, 2009

When Senators get a chance to vet Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, there are some important questions that they may want to get to the bottom of.

Michael Medved | May 27, 2009

The drive for same sex marriage stalled in New Hampshire over insistence by Governor John Lynch that the legislation must include strong protections for religious institutions and individuals who oppose such unions.

Matt Barber | May 27, 2009

Author and educator Peter S. Drucker wrote, "When a subject becomes totally obsolete, we make it a required course." Congress takes the inanity a step further. When a subject becomes totally obsolete, they make a law.

Jillian Bandes | May 27, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor became a District Court judge under former President George H.W. Bush, but that doesn’t mean Bush or any other Republican actually supported her nomination.

Hugh Hewitt | May 27, 2009

Over at my blog, HughHewitt.com, I have written a couple of posts urging Republican senators and conservative activists to exercise great caution in their approach to the nomination of Judge Sotomayor.

John McCaslin | May 27, 2009

Unlike the bound encyclopedias of the past, it took only seconds Tuesday for the Internet's wealth of online encyclopedias to update their Nancy Drew pages to show the fictional girl detective's influence on a number of prominent American women, including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former first lady Laura Bush, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and now President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

David Limbaugh | May 27, 2009

True to form, President Barack Obama -- in his remarks introducing his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor -- said he was doing one thing while doing the exact opposite.

Michelle Malkin | May 27, 2009

Since when did securing a Supreme Court seat become a high hurdles contest? The White House and Democrats have turned Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination into a personal Olympic event.

John Stossel | May 27, 2009

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act makes it illegal to fire, or not hire, a woman because she is pregnant. The law even restricts workplace speech. Employers are warned that in a job interview they must never ask questions like, "Might you start a family?"

Walter E. Williams | May 27, 2009

Hot off the press is my colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell's 43rd book, "The Housing Boom and Bust." The book is an eye-opener for anyone interested in the truth about the collapse of the housing market that played a major role in our financial market crisis.

Brent Bozell | May 27, 2009

As much as they'd like to bask in the glow of the new and glorious Obama Era, they simply cannot achieve that requisite state of nirvana with Cheney around.

Michael Barone | May 27, 2009

When former Vice President Dick Cheney scheduled a big speech for 10:30 a.m. last week at the American Enterprise Institute, where I am a research fellow, President Barack Obama hopped in and scheduled a speech for 10 a.m. that day at the National Archives. A little defensive, no?

Jonah Goldberg | May 27, 2009

President Obama prefers Supreme Court justices who will violate their oath of office. And he hopes Sonia Sotomayor is the right Hispanic woman for the job.

Tony Blankley | May 27, 2009

In 1845, the French economist Frederic Bastiat published a satirical petition from the "Manufacturers of Candles" to the French Chamber of Deputies.

Cal Thomas | May 27, 2009

The Republican Party of late has been on a listening tour, asking people for recommendations about what the party should do to revive itself after the last two disastrous election cycles.

Michael Gerson | May 27, 2009

Last week's explosive Cheney-Obama rhetorical showdown ended in a damp fizzle of substantive agreement about the continuation of military commissions, about the need for indefinite detention of some terrorists and about the three-ring foolishness of a "truth commission."

Terry Jeffrey | May 27, 2009

Conservatives in the Senate should not treat Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor in the same disgraceful manner that Senate liberals treated Clarence Thomas when he was nominated to the court in 1991, but they should subject her to a similar philosophical litmus test.

Ben Shapiro | May 27, 2009

The implications of the racial separation of our republic are supremely dangerous.

David Harsanyi | May 27, 2009

As an atheist and a secular kinda guy, I practice moral relativism regularly. Still, I always have struggled mightily with the ethics and politics of abortion. Apparently, I'm not alone.

Austin Bay | May 27, 2009

It took a couple of awkward weeks, but Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano finally issued a real apology to American military veterans.

Donald Lambro | May 27, 2009

The Democrats and their friends in the national news media never miss an opportunity to report how unpopular Republicans are in the Age of Obama. And clearly, the GOP has a lot to prove if they are to regain majority status again.

Bill Murchison | May 27, 2009

The coming contest, fight, whatever, over Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to our country's top court gains context from the California Supreme Court's 6-2 decision the same day.

Ed Feulner | May 27, 2009

Some things virtually everyone agrees on. We all want a cleaner environment. We all want a booming economy.

Marybeth Hicks | May 27, 2009

It’s not scientific, but it’s telling nonetheless that 80 percent of those who took People Magazine’s online survey about reality TV stars Jon and Kate Gosselin say the couple’s current struggles aren’t just the typical ups and downs of married life, but instead are reason for them to “step back and re-prioritize.”

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | May 27, 2009

Someone must be doing something right with this teen who not only wants to invest $100 rather than spend it -- but who knows that the market's decline could signal a good opportunity to buy stocks.

Ken Blackwell | May 27, 2009

In an attempt to hide Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s radicalism, President Obama characterized her as a judicial moderate first appointed to the federal bench by a Republican president.

Thomas Sowell | May 27, 2009

It is one of the signs of our times that so many in the media are focusing on the life story of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mona Charen | May 27, 2009

The fruits of this path of "diplomacy only" -- blindly pursued by three presidents -- are now clear. But those so eager to learn lessons from mistakes in Iraq will probably be deaf to this one.

Tue, May 26, 2009

Phyllis Schlafly | May 26, 2009

Does Barack Obama really want to make Americans subject to foreign law and courts?

Debra J. Saunders | May 26, 2009

Some activists may choose to berate Proposition 8 supporters as haters and bigots, but they do so at the cost of coming across as haters themselves.

Meredith Turney | May 26, 2009

In a significant victory for traditional marriage and the democratic process, the California Supreme Court ruled 6-1 today that last year’s passage by popular vote of Proposition 8 was a proper amendment to the state’s constitution.

Deborah O'Malley | May 26, 2009

President Obama wants Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor to fill Justice David Souter’s seat on the Supreme Court. But her nomination paints a grim picture of the Supreme Court’s future.

George Will | May 26, 2009

Responding to early 19th-century rumors that they drank excessively, the Supreme Court justices decided to drink nothing on conference days -- unless it was raining.

The opening barrage in Obama's efforts to reign in talk radio was fired by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week.

John Hawkins | May 26, 2009

Everybody is guilty of being hypocritical sometimes. It’s just part of being human; however, modern liberalism has taken this concept to stunning extremes.

Thomas Sowell | May 26, 2009

They say that people mellow with age. However, the older I get, the less patience I have with cleverness.

Chuck Norris | May 26, 2009

The single most tragic event of my life took place in 1970. It was the day I heard my younger brother Wieland was killed in Vietnam.

Cal Thomas | May 26, 2009

Wouldn't it be nice if things were simple instead of complicated; if hailing our Founding Fathers and the documents they wrote were sufficient to persuade people who do not share their views about life, liberty and religious tolerance to lay down their arms and worship at the altar of our Constitution in the temple of the National Archives?

Dennis Prager | May 26, 2009

In his latest address – on Guantanamo detainees – President Obama said something of extraordinary importance that seems to have been missed by the media.

Pat Buchanan | May 26, 2009

Dick Cheney is giving the Republican Party a demonstration of how to fight a popular president. Stake out defensible high ground, do not surrender an inch, then go onto the attack.

Lorie Byrd | May 26, 2009

One thing most anti-war protesters learned from Vietnam is that Americans do not like it when those who fight wars on their behalf are disrespected.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 26, 2009

Everybody loves a hero. But pop culture spends so much time worshipping Hollywood stars and super athletes that many of our children don't know a true hero from an imposter.

Mon, May 25, 2009

Mike Adams | May 25, 2009

I had a feeling it was going to be a very bad year.

Ashley Herzog | May 25, 2009

If you’ve ever wondered why radical leftists—who supposedly care about women’s rights—feel compelled to justify Islam’s violent oppression of women, you should read United in Hate by Jamie Glazov.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | May 25, 2009

Last Thursday, May 21, a piece of historic legislation was introduced by a courageous bi-partisan group of lawmakers.

Townhall.com Staff | May 25, 2009

Lady Liberty needn’t fear a Statue of Tyranny will soon be cozying up next to her any time soon.

Allen Hunt | May 25, 2009

Guantanamo is no threat; the prison in your own community is. Have I got your attention?

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 25, 2009

The overarching message is this: that average, everyday people are not able to make wise decisions about what is best for them, so let’s create more government structure and regulations and make decisions for them.

Burt Prelutsky | May 25, 2009

First, we can’t wait to get the tots out of the home and into pre-school. Then we get them into grammar school and pile on homework, lest they get the idea that childhood is supposed to be fun.

Terry Paulson | May 25, 2009

On Memorial Day and every day, it's our job as citizens to remember and honor those who paid the ultimate price to keep us free.

Mark W. Hendrickson | May 25, 2009

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is widely regarded in the media as the ultimate authority on climate change.

Sun, May 24, 2009

Bruce Bialosky | May 24, 2009

The special nature of this country was brought to mind during a recent journey to retrieve my son after his first year of college at the University of Kansas.

Star Parker | May 24, 2009

I'd suggest two considerations in assessing whether today's runaway costs and inefficiencies are the result of too much government or not enough.

In classic Stockholm Syndrome fashion, the Obama administration is empathizing more with the Iranian leaders who are holding Israel hostage than with the nation that may be wiped off the map if Iran acquires the bomb.

Ken Connor | May 24, 2009

In his much ballyhooed commencement address at Notre Dame, President Barack Obama urged protagonists in the abortion debate to respect the opinions of those whose views differ from their own.

George Will | May 24, 2009

For several decades, most of the ingenuity that liberal academics have invested in First Amendment analysis has aimed to justify limiting the core activity that the amendment was written to protect -- political speech.

David Stokes | May 24, 2009

I wonder what Truman would make of his distant Democratic successor in the White House.

Austin Hill | May 24, 2009

At this stage in the American story, It is now about Barack Obama’s need to save everybody, and, thus, it is the “collective good” that matters.

Paul Jacob | May 24, 2009

In popular mythology, New Jersey is dirty and corrupt, with toxic waste and dead wiseguys buried in back yards statewide. But maybe this is a reputation about to change.

Salena Zito | May 24, 2009

Word out of Washington is that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the political wise-guys from the Obama administration plan on “visiting with” Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Joe Sestak. Their objective?

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.