Sat, Jun 06, 2009

The data is in for April. Here's what happened:

Wayne Winegarden | June 06, 2009

President Obama has correctly identified that Americans spend a great deal more on health care than any other developed nation.

Warren Kozak | June 06, 2009

The sea swelled, the rain came down in torrents, but the skies were clear. Sixty-five years ago, when the first men of the 29th Infantry Division waded onto Omaha Beach, they faced terrible resistance – crack German troops, mines, mortars and artillery.

Fri, Jun 05, 2009

Nathan Tabor | June 05, 2009

The US military command overseeing operations in Afghanistan on Tuesday, June 2, announced the official launch of its social networking strategy with pages on three major online sites:, and

Paul Kengor | June 05, 2009

I was at the Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, June 3, for the dedication of the statue to President Ronald Reagan. I was there because Bill Clark was there.

Amy Menefee | June 05, 2009

President Obama needs our urgent support, he says, because he wants to pass healthcare reform this year. Apparently it’s so urgent that he’s reversing the positions that got him elected.

Rich Tucker | June 05, 2009

According to Census Bureau numbers, roughly 75 percent of Americans live in suburbs. And, according to one of last year’s Golden Globe nominees for best picture, that’s eating away at us.

Rich Galen | June 05, 2009

President Barack Obama gave an excellent speech in Cairo explaining how he was going to work toward re-setting the relationship between American and Islam.

Kathryn Lopez | June 05, 2009

"I'm still holding out for Mr. Right, but with all the pressure my roommates place on me and the way they embarrass me, sometimes I think Mr. Okay will have to do."

Michelle Malkin | June 05, 2009

The U.S. Department of Justice seal bears a Latin phrase: "Qui Pro Domina Justitia Sequitur."

Brent Bozell | June 05, 2009

MTV really knows how to stage the stunts that generate big publicity for their major events.

Jonah Goldberg | June 05, 2009

There is one thing about Barack Obama's speech in Cairo that critics and supporters can agree on: It was vintage Obama.

David Limbaugh | June 05, 2009

Mainstream conservatives are routinely mischaracterized as extreme by liberals and squishy Republicans, when it is America's liberals who are, by any fair measure, more extreme.

Michael Gerson | June 05, 2009

It is a political fact that all the divisive debates and massive expenditures of the early days of the Obama presidency -- from stimulus spending to bank bailouts to the nationalization of auto companies -- have been distractions from an aside within a sideshow.

Suzanne Fields | June 05, 2009

Quite a hysterical mouthful. Kennedy, along with his radical feminist and liberal helpers, successfully poisoned the minds of the judgers of the judge, employing emotion rather than rational understanding of the philosophy on which Judge Bork applied the law.

Linda Chavez | June 05, 2009

The diversity crowd doesn't really believe in diversity. In fact, what they're really aiming for is conformity of opinion.

Burt Prelutsky | June 05, 2009

Whenever I write an attack piece about President Obama and his cronies on the Left

Joel Mowbray | June 05, 2009

If President Obama is serious about tackling the ever-elusive goal of achieving peace in the Middle East, he should start his efforts not by focusing on Israel or the Palestinians, but rather a little closer to home: Foggy Bottom.

Charles Krauthammer | June 05, 2009

Obama the Humble declares there will be no more "dictating" to other countries. We should "forge partnerships as opposed to simply dictating solutions," he told the G-20 summit.?

Mona Charen | June 05, 2009

While some of his appeal to Muslims for common ground was certainly benign, there were aspects of the speech that may create more problems than they solve.

Oliver North | June 05, 2009

According to the mighty Wurlitzer in the White House press office, this week's penitent presidential venture to the Middle East has been "historic" and a "new beginning" for our relationship with Islam.

Pat Buchanan | June 05, 2009

Though Obama's address in Cairo broke no new ground, it confirmed to the world that a new day has arrived and a sea change has taken place.

David Harsanyi | June 05, 2009

Across the country, Americans are suffering at the hands of out-of-control state governments and spending.

Matt Towery | June 05, 2009

ast month I reported on a list of people banned from Great Britain compiled by Britain's Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.

Thu, Jun 04, 2009

Donald Lambro | June 04, 2009

Something quite hopeful has been happening to the economy, but it's not getting the credit it deserves and little notice from the national news media in terms of its policy implications.

Larry Kudlow | June 04, 2009

Testifying before the House Budget Committee this week, Ben Bernanke said that when the time comes, the Fed will raise interest rates in order to stop inflation from building in the next recovery.

Dan Kennedy | June 04, 2009

Now one of the many czars of the Oz-bama Regime has blithely suggested we should all be ordered to paint the roofs of our houses white – that doing so would equal taking every car on the planet off the roads for eleven years.

Mario Diaz | June 04, 2009

The truth is finally out as to why the Democratic leadership doesn’t think much time is needed before the hearing of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor: They don’t need to examine her record.

Diana West | June 04, 2009

I'm just trying to get into the Islamo-spirit of being a citizen of what the 44th president called, and I quote: "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world."

Cliff May | June 04, 2009

Ted Rall is hopping mad. The syndicated columnist and president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is denouncing President Obama as "useless" and "dangerous," and he's demanding that Obama "step down now."

Thomas Sowell | June 04, 2009

As part of the biographical preoccupation with Judge Sonia Sotomayor's past, the New York Times of May 31st had a feature story on the various New York housing projects in which she and other well-known people grew up-- including Whoopi Goldberg, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Thelonious Monk and Mike Tyson.

Michael Barone | June 04, 2009

Two cases likely to be decided this month by the Supreme Court -- one of them an appeal in a Connecticut case decided by a panel including Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor -- could result in significant changes in our civil rights laws.

Larry Elder | June 04, 2009

General Motors, the 100-year-old car company that once employed more than 500,000 workers and had a 50 percent market share, just crumbled into bankruptcy. The government now runs it.

Jonah Goldberg | June 04, 2009

The government effectively owns General Motors and controls Chrysler, and the president is deciding what kind of cars they can make.

Ken Blackwell | June 04, 2009

The contrast between President Obama’s reaction to the murder of a late-term abortionist and the murder of a U.S. Army Recruiter could not be more stark.

Cal Thomas | June 04, 2009

Fifty years ago, those words set to music each week on the old NBC "The Dinah Shore Show" reflected an America and an automobile industry that is no more.

Debra J. Saunders | June 04, 2009

If you see the federal government as a benign force that seeks only to make your life better, then the questions in the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey may not bother you.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 04, 2009

Liberal opinion is engaged heavily now in belaboring Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh for calling the Prophet Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a racist.

Ross Mackenzie | June 04, 2009

Harvard economist Robert Barro, interviewed in the Atlantic, on the fundamental mistake (minimal tax cuts) in the Obama stimulus package - noting that significant tax cutting has an enviable history.

George Will | June 04, 2009

In the history of developed democracies with literate publics served by mass media, there is no precedent for today's media enlistment in the crusade to promote global warming "awareness."

Steve Chapman | June 04, 2009

Spring always brings new blossoms, but 20 years ago, spring brought to China an unprecedented flowering.

Wed, Jun 03, 2009

Ann Coulter | June 03, 2009

In the wake of the shooting of late-term abortionist George Tiller, President Barack Obama sent out a welcome message that this nation would not tolerate attacks on pro-lifers or any other Americans because of their religion or beliefs.

Jillian Bandes | June 03, 2009

Jack Layton, the head of Canada's New Democratic Party (NDP), is meeting with Obama administration officials this week to try to help mold Obama's working healthcare plan into something that resembles Canada's.

Erik Stanley | June 03, 2009 recently posted an article that proposes to “answer” some questions about the impact of the Hate Crimes Bill, currently pending in the Senate as S.909...but perhaps they ought to check their facts.

Hugh Hewitt | June 03, 2009

President Obama's decision to seize General Motors and convert it into Government Motors is as shocking as it is unpopular.

Mary Grabar | June 03, 2009

Republican Chairman Michael Steele, regrettably, has fallen into the trap set by the Democrats by disavowing Rush Limbaugh.

Roger Schlesinger | June 03, 2009

The possibilities are endless when you're out to rescue that which is important to this nation.

John McCaslin | June 03, 2009

As the fate of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility for terrorism suspects dangles in the wind awaiting President Obama's decision, the Pentagon has made it clear that the controversial U.S. Navy base, seaport and airstrip in Cuba - the only strategic U.S. military installation in the Caribbean - will continue to function in full operation, as will its McDonald's, Taco Bell and Starbucks.

Rich Galen | June 03, 2009

President Obama is off on a foreign trip to the Middle East and then to France. The Middle Eastern part of the trip is to, in Obama-speak, "re-set" the relationship between the United States and the Muslim world.

Thomas Sowell | June 03, 2009

As the mainstream media circles the wagons around Judge Sonia Sotomayor, to protect her from the consequences of her own words and deeds, its main arguments are distractions from the issue at hand.

Michelle Malkin | June 03, 2009

When a right-wing Christian vigilante kills, millions of fingers pull the trigger. When a left-wing Muslim vigilante kills, he kills alone.

John Stossel | June 03, 2009

I have something to say to all those people who take dumb risks and then expect the rest of us to pick up the tab: Pay for your own stupid mistakes.

Walter E. Williams | June 03, 2009

The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international comparison of 15-year-olds conducted by The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that measures applied learning and problem-solving ability.

Brent Bozell | June 03, 2009

The national media had zero interest in spotlighting a pro-life spokesman expressing horror, because let's face it, they don't believe it.

Jonah Goldberg | June 03, 2009

For decades, America's liberal establishment has been saying that what we need more than anything is a frank conversation about race. Well, here's another chance.

Mike Adams | June 03, 2009

The GOP recently discovered some once-secret memos exchanged between top Democratic operatives.

Tony Blankley | June 03, 2009

The Roman historian Livy famously described the terminal plight of the late Roman Republic: "Nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus" ("We can bear neither our shortcomings nor the remedies for them").

Michael Medved | June 03, 2009

Judges should never show special "empathy" for the downtrodden and unfortunate. To do so not only undermines the integrity of the legal system, but goes against Biblical morality.

Michael Gerson | June 03, 2009

I last saw Ayman Nour in a dingy Cairo conference room in 2005 while he was running for president against Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's military ruler.

Terry Jeffrey | June 03, 2009

President Obama used the first-person singular pronoun "I" 34 times when he announced he was nationalizing General Motors.

Ben Shapiro | June 03, 2009

Let us compare two historical situations. One took place several thousand years ago. The other took place on Monday.

David Harsanyi | June 03, 2009

For those of you who carefully have avoided piddling away your hard-earned dollars on a General Motors vehicle, resistance is futile. You're a majority "investor" now. Rejoice.

Donald Lambro | June 03, 2009

Nearly four weeks after President Obama met with health-industry officials touting a "watershed" cost-cutting agreement, the goal of slowing the sharp rise in medical-care spending is elusive as ever.

Ed Feulner | June 03, 2009

Politics, they used to say, “stops at the water’s edge.” Not anymore.

Jacob Sullum | June 03, 2009

After they see how Obama handles these and other corporate decisions, Americans may start to wonder whether a guy who claims to have no interest in running GM is the best candidate for the job.

Tue, Jun 02, 2009

Sabrina L. Schaeffer | June 02, 2009

President Obama has laid out an ambitious domestic policy agenda, but his nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court may be one of the most important actions of his presidency.

Meredith Turney | June 02, 2009

California’s initiative process is officially passé, at least according to the media and those who have recently lost critical battles at the ballot box.

Paul Greenberg | June 02, 2009

Want to read an admirably high-minded statement in all the low, Limbaugh-like clamor over the nomination of Her Honor Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court?

John McCaslin | June 02, 2009

A follow-up to Monday's item on Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and whether his so-called indiscipline and frequent gaffes have strained his relationship with President Obama.

David Limbaugh | June 02, 2009

It amazes me that for all the attention Judge Sonia Sotomayor has attracted for a racially charged statement in a 2001 speech, few are tying her attitude to President Barack Obama's.

John Hawkins | June 02, 2009

As a society, we encourage a "victimhood mentality" and an overweening government that never met an issue it didn't want to dive into with both feet; so we shouldn't be surprised that so many Americans expect to be rewarded for failure.

Thomas Sowell | June 02, 2009

In Washington, the clearer a statement is, the more certain it is to be followed by a "clarification" when people realize what was said.

Chuck Norris | June 02, 2009

Recently a California pastor and his wife were required by San Diego County officials to obtain a permit to hold a Bible study in their home.

Cal Thomas | June 02, 2009

President Obama faces numerous challenges as he heads to Cairo this week for a much-anticipated speech to the Muslim world.

Dennis Prager | June 02, 2009

This week, President Barack Obama is scheduled to give a major address in Cairo to the Muslim world.

Debra J. Saunders | June 02, 2009

If law enforcement officials believe they can prove that Scott Roeder is guilty of Sunday's shooting death of abortion doctor George Tiller at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kan., then they should work to put him away for life.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 02, 2009

The younger generation probably doesn't realize that the word socialism means and connotes a system that is profoundly un-American.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 02, 2009

Let's face it -- if you want to raise moral, healthy kids, you have to learn to say "no" to a lot that the modern culture has to offer.

Bill Murchison | June 02, 2009

President Obama is upbeat about the new GM he is helping to engineer. The President -- alas -- is full of beans when it comes to understanding free market economics.

Scott Wheeler | June 02, 2009

Obama missed an opportunity to be presidential and instead chose to play gutter politics and show himself for the hack that he is.

Mona Charen | June 02, 2009

The nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has already achieved a boon for our political culture:

Pat Buchanan | June 02, 2009

If the U.S. Senate rejects race-based justice, Sonia Sotomayor will never sit on the Supreme Court.

Mon, Jun 01, 2009

Ashley Herzog | June 01, 2009

The responses to my column last week on Islam’s subjugation of women were completely predictable.

John McCaslin | June 01, 2009

"Not a shred of truth to it." Or so a senior White House official tells this columnist

Rich Galen | June 01, 2009

By the time you read this on Monday morning, General Motors will have declared bankruptcy.

Bobby Schindler | June 01, 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.

Dan Ferris | June 01, 2009

Not one investor in a hundred realizes this, but now is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for income investors.

Michael Barone | June 01, 2009

Move to the center. That's the advice Republicans are getting from quarters friendly and otherwise.

Ned Rice | June 01, 2009

Who is the man behind the conservative voice in Hollywood? Will he save Tinsel Town? And is he alone? Andrew Breitbart is on a mission.

Donald Lambro | June 01, 2009

After all is said and done in Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation proceedings, the fact of the matter is that she will not change the ideological makeup of the Supreme Court.

Burt Prelutsky | June 01, 2009

In recent days, my attention was grabbed by former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Yelena Bonner, the widow of Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov.

Star Parker | June 01, 2009

Want to know what troubles our American health care system?

Carol Platt Liebau | June 01, 2009

With Sotomayor, the President has chosen a judge who believes that the Constitution and the law have no fixed meaning.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | June 01, 2009

Liberal writers and political hacks in DC revealed early in this struggle the disregard and lack of respect they have for black clergy through their very racist, liberal assumptions.

Mike Adams | June 01, 2009

Recently, I received a rare student complaint over an e-mail I had sent to all my classes. In the e-mail, which welcomed all of my students back for a new semester, I characterized myself as an “outspoken Christian professor.”

Sun, May 31, 2009

Bruce Bialosky | May 31, 2009

One of the baffling issues to me has been the argument by Democrats against making English the official language of the United States.

David Stokes | May 31, 2009

Empathy is all the rage these days.

Salena Zito | May 31, 2009

Two weeks ago, ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper wrote in his “Political Punch” blog that the Obama White House has begun covering its own stories, “complete with cuts, interviews and chyrons identifying who's speaking.”

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 31, 2009

Everyone has something to teach you, if only you can find the right question to ask. To learn, you have to focus.

Steve Chapman | May 31, 2009

The chief blot on Sonia Sotomayor's otherwise stellar professional record is a comment she made deprecating the capabilities of any judge lacking a Y chromosome and Iberian ancestry.

Ken Connor | May 31, 2009

The California Supreme Court's decision to uphold Proposition 8 signifies a major victory, not only for the people of California and for proponents of traditional marriage, but for the democratic tradition as well.

George Will | May 31, 2009

Epiphanies are a dime a dozen among congressional Democrats as they discover urgent new reasons to experience the almost erotic pleasure of commandeering other people's money.

Paul Jacob | May 31, 2009

It's no mystery why Cubans live in such peristent poverty. Except, of course, to America-blaming leftists.

Kevin McCullough | May 31, 2009

As I pen these words not more than sixty miles north of where I sit, a radical Islamist breeding ground is churning out hate, weapons training, and radical Wahabi indoctrination.

Austin Hill | May 31, 2009

American freedom is spiraling out of control, and it needs to be reigned-in.