Sat, Jun 13, 2009

Adam Hasner | June 13, 2009

The best days of Democrat support for Israel have now passed. The evidence is abundant and clear that the importance of Israel’s existence and well-being has become secondary to the political idolatry of many Jewish-American Democrats

Carl Horowitz | June 13, 2009

Starbucks, that epitome of a socially-conscious corporation, is now the target of an escalating campaign to blacken its name. One can understand why radical activists would go after discount retailing behemoth Wal-Mart. But who would have thought they’d also have classy Starbucks in their sights?

It is increasingly clear that Barack Obama -- in a delicious irony -- may be sunk by his own deficit.

Ed Feulner | June 13, 2009

Popularity polls can be interesting. But they don’t really provide much substance. For example, in the final RealClearPolitics.com average before the 2008 election, John McCain enjoyed a 52 percent approval rating.

Paul Kengor | June 13, 2009

Obama is doing the things, faith-wise, that Bush was angrily accused of doing.

Fri, Jun 12, 2009

Paul Greenberg | June 12, 2009

It was the kind of news you don't expect to come out of the Middle East -- the good kind: "Pro-Western coalition beats Hezbollah in vote."

Larry Kelley | June 12, 2009

During the decade of the 150s B.C., Cato the Elder invariably brought a fresh fig to the Senate as a prop to illustrate the fact that it could easily arrive via the short voyage from Carthage, Rome’s mortal enemy.

Kathryn Lopez | June 12, 2009

Anyone paying attention to the news lately can't be blamed for thinking that those who defend the lives of the unborn by opposing legal abortion are not the most loving bunch, and perhaps not the most sane.

Rich Tucker | June 12, 2009

Sometimes stores have “Going out of business” sales that seem to last for weeks, months, even years.

Sandy Rios | June 12, 2009

It would take a missile’s laser focus to cut through the confusion and conflict concerning the murder of late-term abortionist, Dr. George Tiller.

Rachel Marsden | June 12, 2009

An 88-year old by the name of James Von Brunn allegedly walked into DC’s National Holocaust Museum in Washington this week, mowing down a security guard.

Rich Galen | June 12, 2009

An article in the Weekly Standard maintains that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is being given a broader role in interrogating prisoners taken during raids on terrorist dens in Afghanistan.

Michelle Malkin | June 12, 2009

Will you teach your son to talk about women and girls the way you talk about Sarah Palin and her daughters?

Brent Bozell | June 12, 2009

If Obama is as smart as the adoring media constantly says he is, then he knows full well that the current V-chip and the self-selected content ratings used to block programming have been proven to be wildly inaccurate and ineffective.

Jonah Goldberg | June 12, 2009

When an abortion provider in Wichita, Kan., was murdered, the predictable chorus pointed fingers at Fox News' Bill O'Reilly.

David Limbaugh | June 12, 2009

During the presidential campaign, when some warned against Barack Obama's soft approach to the war on terror, I doubt they had any idea he would greatly exceed their worst expectations. But he has.

Mona Charen | June 12, 2009

It's difficult to have an honest debate if your first move is to attempt to delegitimize the other side. Many liberals seem to believe that they never lose debates over policy; they are instead undone by conspiracies, lies, and manipulation by dark forces (usually corporate) on the right.

Oliver North | June 12, 2009

Here in Europe, there is little media coverage about North Korea's May 25 nuclear weapons test or its increasingly frequent ballistic missile launches.

Pat Buchanan | June 12, 2009

Having lost the Congress in 2006 and the White House in 2008, Republicans are looking to redefine themselves for a nation that still leans conservative but is less Republican that it has been in decades.

Suzanne Fields | June 12, 2009

The English have a long history of finding things to brighten their spirits where and when they can.

Michael Gerson | June 12, 2009

The anti-Semitic community is varied in background and ideology. It includes both Internet Nazis and campus leftists carrying signs that read, "Jews (equals) Nazis."

Linda Chavez | June 12, 2009

The Obama administration is engaged in the most sweeping power grab in modern American history, but few people seem to care.

Donald Lambro | June 12, 2009

Nearly five months into Barack Obama's presidency, his stimulus program is failing to produce the jobs he promised. And voters are souring on his big spending, deficit-driving policies.

Charles Krauthammer | June 12, 2009

When President Obama returned from his first European trip, I observed that while over there he had been "acting the philosopher-king who hovers above the fray mediating" between America and the world.

Burt Prelutsky | June 12, 2009

Frankly, I’m surprised that there are any young conservatives left in America. They deserve to be on the list of endangered species.

Thu, Jun 11, 2009

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | June 11, 2009

Candid photos laced with the latest gossip about TLC stars Jon and Kate Gosselin are filling grocery store check-out line magazine racks.

Roger Schlesinger | June 11, 2009

I stopped my subscription of over 30 years to The Los Angeles Times about four years ago. I look forward, with much anticipation, to buying seven copies of the last edition to give to my grandchildren so they will be able to understand what a newspaper was.

Michael Tanner | June 11, 2009

Much of the discussion to date about health care reform has understandably focused on the contents of the reform plan itself.

Cliff May | June 11, 2009

The shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum serves as a stark reminder: Holocaust denial is not a problem simply because some people choose to falsify history.

Michael Barone | June 11, 2009

Barack Obama has said he wants to pass a national health care bill this year, with a government insurance policy option. Democratic congressional leaders have called for passage of such a bill before the beginning of the August congressional recess.

Larry Elder | June 11, 2009

Back when our military failed to find stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, The New York Times apologized to its readers.

Cal Thomas | June 11, 2009

A criticism heard during the early years of the Bush administration was that the media were "in the tank" for Bush, fearing to question his foreign and domestic policies in the aftermath of 9/11 because of his then-high approval numbers and concern that they would be labeled unpatriotic.

Matt Towery | June 11, 2009

We've all read or heard plenty to persuade us that the Republican Party is basically on life support, not only at the federal level, but also in more and more states.

Steve Chapman | June 11, 2009

President Obama and his critics have a major disagreement. He says his accelerated economic stimulus efforts will create 600,000 jobs by the end of the summer.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 11, 2009

It seems that as the years pass, the books and films on World War II remain enormously popular. Indeed, I would not be surprised if they are more popular today than they were immediately following the war.

Nathan Tabor | June 11, 2009

For many, many years the function of counting the number of US citizens and residents living in the US and its territories was non-political and free from manipulation by any political party.

George Will | June 11, 2009

The nation could subtract from its health care bill a significant portion of the costs caused by violence, vehicular accidents, AIDS, coronary artery disease, lung cancer and Type II diabetes resulting from obesity.

Marvin Olasky | June 11, 2009

What kind of tea are they drinking in London these days? A recent article and book by writers across the pond are also worth noting.

Scott Wheeler | June 11, 2009

At the summit of the G-20 nations in April, Obama bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia—then denied it.

Debra J. Saunders | June 11, 2009

Last week, White House chief economist Christina Romer told reporters that there are "billion-dollar bills lying on the sidewalk" in America's health care system -- apparently there for the taking if only Washington would show the will to pick them up.

Wed, Jun 10, 2009

Ann Coulter | June 10, 2009

Now that our silver-tongued president has gone to Cairo to soothe Muslims' hurt feelings, they love us again!

Jillian Bandes | June 10, 2009

Massive government intervention in the economy has spurred the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to launch an unprecedented campaign to promote a basic American principle: capitalism.

Michael Reagan | June 10, 2009

President Barack Obama has undertaken the expansion of health care to the roughly 45 million Americans who do not currently have health insurance.

Rich Galen | June 10, 2009

I try to be as much like Members of Congress as possible, so I have not read this bill prior to my proclaiming my opposition to it.

Michael Medved | June 10, 2009

For the better part of five generations, the enemies of capitalism have been singing lustily to celebrate its imminent demise.

Roger Schlesinger | June 10, 2009

Since the President announced his health plan where we add half the free world to our list of those who will have health coverage, and announced that we will save money doing it, I know something is "rotten in Denmark".

Republican Study Committee | June 10, 2009

To construct a sustainable, modern 21st century health care system, we must consider a wide range of ideas. There remain, however, a handful of destructive proposals that are gaining traction, threatening the future of quality health care in America.

Thomas Sowell | June 10, 2009

"The Character of Nations" is about far more than the fact that there are different behavior patterns in different countries-- that, for example, "it is unimaginable to do business in China without paying bribes."

Michelle Malkin | June 10, 2009

Remember William "Cold Cash" Jefferson? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Clean-Up Crew hope you've forgotten. Jefferson is the former Louisiana congressman caught with gobs of money in his freezer nearly four years ago in an FBI sting.

John Stossel | June 10, 2009

Competition so regularly brings us better stuff -- cars, phones, shoes, medicine -- that we've come to expect it.

Walter E. Williams | June 10, 2009

Philosopher Bertrand Russell suggested that "Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education."

S. E. Cupp | June 10, 2009

In Barack Obama's speech to the Muslim world in Egypt, he spoke at great length about the importance of America's role in reaching peace in the Middle East between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The sentiment is no doubt genuine, but it's unclear to many Americans and Muslims alike just how he plans to get there. Whatever road his administration plans to take, it should go through Morocco.

Brent Bozell | June 10, 2009

The Obama administration's arguably unconstitutional and potentially illegal makeover/takeover of General Motors and Chrysler hit a legal road block on June 8, when Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a stay preventing Team Obama's plan to sell Chrysler to the Italian automaker Fiat.

Jonah Goldberg | June 10, 2009

For years, Democrats, enthralled by the cargo cult of the Kennedy presidency, have used the moon landing as proof that no big government ambition is beyond our reach.

Tony Blankley | June 10, 2009

Last weekend's European Parliament and British local county council elections were not only a victory for the center-right over the center-left but also, more significantly, an indication of the growing rejection of the past 60 years of denationalized and consolidating European history.

The data for April and May prove that Obama's plan to rescue those facing mortgage foreclosure is a dismal failure.

Michael Gerson | June 10, 2009

It is President Obama's defining rhetorical strategy. For every contending thesis and antithesis -- Islam versus the West, Iran versus America, Palestinians versus Israel -- he is the synthesis.

Terry Jeffrey | June 10, 2009

With too little notice in the liberal press and too little public debate, President Obama last week put America on the fast track to socialized medicine with the goal of having legislation passed by Congress before the end of summer.

Ben Shapiro | June 10, 2009

Liberals pretend to be the advocates for science. President Barack Obama has repeatedly portrayed himself as the world’s leading advocate for scientific progress; in fact, he has consistently touted himself as the man who will “restore our commitment to science.” So why are liberals so ignorant of science?

David Harsanyi | June 10, 2009

On his recent trip abroad, President Barack Obama declared that the United States could not impose its values on other nations. But what if we were actually complicitous in undermining our fundamental values elsewhere?

Donald Lambro | June 10, 2009

For a president who promised that his actions would be the most transparent in U.S. history, key details in Barack Obama's economic-stimulus program have been frustratingly opaque.

Jacob Sullum | June 10, 2009

Tucked away in the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which was passed by the House in April and by the Senate this week, is a provision that speaks volumes about the law's impact.

Marybeth Hicks | June 10, 2009

Next week, the US Senate is slated to take up a long-planned and unprecedented overhaul of the American health care system.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | June 10, 2009

I just took a look at the chart for the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the past five years. On Oct. 9, 2007, the DJIA closed at a peak of 14,164, so I'd have to say it looks like your timing was impeccable, whether by design or by luck.

Tue, Jun 09, 2009

Hugh Hewitt | June 09, 2009

MSNBC's hapless Ed Schultz accused me of "hating" President Obama on his Tuesday's show because I have announced that I will not buy a GM or a Chrysler car.

Jillian Bandes | June 09, 2009

The Philadelphia Women’s Center gave away free abortions today in honor of Dr. George Tiller, the abortionist who was murdered last week by an anti-abortion extremist.

Richard Olivastro | June 09, 2009

What makes those people who invested in Indiana pension funds think they can question the Chrysler bankruptcy deal fashioned by the Obama Administration?

Lisa A. Rickard | June 09, 2009

America, the land of pioneers, has become known for its innovation. When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the spirit of America’s ingenuity changed the world.

Meredith Turney | June 09, 2009

The term “socialism” is being thrown around quite a bit these days, as those who love America’s great capitalist economy and republican form of government warn of an imminent demise.

Dave Ramsey | June 09, 2009

Our daughter has one year left in college. She’s going to a state school here in Texas, and we’ve already taken out two loans to help her out.

John Boehner | June 09, 2009

The American people have much riding on the results of two major debates in the House of Representatives this summer.

David Limbaugh | June 09, 2009

In his Cairo speech, Obama, as usual, served up a plentiful smorgasbord of platitudes sufficient to appeal to the appetites of almost everyone (except, notably, our steadfast ally Israel).

Thomas Sowell | June 09, 2009

Doing nothing might seem to be simple and easy. But there are many varieties of nothing, and some kinds of nothing can get very elaborate and complex.

Chuck Norris | June 09, 2009

Unfortunately, too many of our public representatives have been corrupted by power and greed or have been pleasing the masses instead of upholding the Constitution and our Founders' vision for America.

John Hawkins | June 09, 2009

The Democrats have said "yes" to taking over the auto industry.

Mona Charen | June 09, 2009

You might suppose that President Obama has his hands full.

Cal Thomas | June 09, 2009

A statue of Ronald Reagan was unveiled last week in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda at a time when many Republicans, and even some conservatives, think Reagan's ideas are passe.

Dennis Prager | June 09, 2009

It appears that President Barack Obama decided not to incorporate any of the points on American-Muslim relations I included in my last column, a speech I suggested he give in Cairo to the Muslim world.

Pat Buchanan | June 09, 2009

Despite his boldness, Barack Obama seems as fated to fail as were Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter. And for the same reason: a belief in his own righteousness and moral superiority, and a belief that his ideals and his persona count mightily in the modern world.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 09, 2009

President Obama's drive for government health care began in earnest on June 6, in thousands of neighborhood house meetings where his supporters listened to his sales talk via a video on the Internet and participated in a live conference call.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 09, 2009

Recently I saw a MasterCard commercial in which a pre-teen son arrogantly "teaches" the father environmental lessons while grocery shopping.

Bill Murchison | June 09, 2009

So here, as if on cue, it being a new day and all, came the Obama administration Monday to announce new arrangements for the way the country does business.

Lorie Byrd | June 09, 2009

Last week, commenting on the adulation President Obama enjoyed from the media on his latest European tour, the blogger Anchoress said some in the media would suckle at his breast “if only he’d lactate.”

Douglas MacKinnon | June 09, 2009

It’s never good when opportunists, the unprincipled, and outright ingrates seek to advance themselves at the expense of past friendships, past favors, or the truth.

Janice Shaw Crouse | June 09, 2009

After more than 50 years as a best-selling “men’s” magazine promoting “free love” –– a lifestyle of promiscuity and sexual exploitation of women –– Playboy has been displaced by the easy availability of pornography on the internet.

Paul Broun | June 09, 2009

Recently, as citizens across America were learning about Judge Sotomayor’s troubling Second Amendment rulings, a new story broke that increased concerns.

Mon, Jun 08, 2009

Robert Knight | June 08, 2009

President Obama’s comment to French television on June 1 that the United States is “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world,” plus his Islam-praising speech in Cairo, Egypt on June 4, raise anew questions about his own faith and how he views America.

Bill Steigerwald | June 08, 2009

I'm not sure it's politically OK to mention this, now that we've elected President Obama and we're officially in a post-racial age.

Allen Hunt | June 08, 2009

Conway, Arkansas has now produced two remarkable 20-somethings in the same year. The first: Kris Allen, the newest American Idol. The second: Private William Long. Sadly, you know a lot more about the former than the latter.

Mark Hillman | June 08, 2009

President Obama claims to "have no interest" in running General Motors. He does so with a straight face — and the same monotonous cadence that he employs whether condemning North Korea for nuclear explosions or joking with Jay Leno.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | June 08, 2009

Last week marked a nadir in the battle for biblical marriage. Two huge events occurred.

Michael Barone | June 08, 2009

For a man of his impressive educational credentials, Barack Obama has sometimes shown a surprising ignorance of history.

Jillian Bandes | June 08, 2009

Julie Edgington was pregnant for six weeks before she realized that she just wasn’t comfortable taking Paxil while she was expecting.

Burt Prelutsky | June 08, 2009

Whenever I have suggested that left-wingers aren’t normal human beings, and have wondered if perhaps they’re some weird interplanetary life form like the pods in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” the liberals accuse me of indulging in ad hominem attacks, and I suppose I am. But I am honestly bewildered. It just doesn’t seem plausible that Americans could find good things to say about tyrants like Castro, Chavez and Ahmadinejad, while at the same time reviling the likes of Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh and General Petraeus.

Mike Adams | June 08, 2009

In the summer of 1980, I was looking forward to turning 16 and getting a driver’s license. All of my friends were looking forward to driving but none as much as me.

Star Parker | June 08, 2009

An incensed Andrew Sullivan -- homosexual journalist and activist -- told CNN anchor Anderson Cooper the other night that Barack Obama is ducking the "core civil rights challenge of his time."

Terry Paulson | June 08, 2009

Much has been made of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's line—"A crisis is a terrible thing to waste."

Ashley Herzog | June 08, 2009

Brace yourselves, readers, because it’s not over yet. This year has been Misogyny Mania for liberals who claim to be “pro-woman.”

Bruce Bialosky | June 08, 2009

Mr. Obama made yet another trip to Europe this week along with his stopover in the Middle East. Since Mr. Obama and his friends would like us to be more like Europeans, my wife and I recently went on a great explore to find out what life is really like in Europe and what changes we should expect.

Sun, Jun 07, 2009

Ken Connor | June 07, 2009

What are the social and cultural implications of normalizing the "right to die?

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 07, 2009

Several events this past week reminded me of the importance of enjoying life: a friend’s father died, a young mother I know suffered a recurrence of cancer and I got an e-mail asking for advice to give to a high school graduate whose mother died five years ago.

David Stokes | June 07, 2009

It was in the papers, but covered far from sufficiently, when Elisha “Ray” Nance died six weeks ago at the age of 94.

Debra J. Saunders | June 07, 2009

When the San Francisco school board voted last month to restore the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program, it seemed that sanity had prevailed -- three years after the board voted to kill the popular program.

Steve Chapman | June 07, 2009

Introduced with great fanfare by Ford in 1958, the Edsel had terrible sales and was junked after only three years. But if Congress had been running Ford, the Edsel would still be on the market.

George Will | June 07, 2009

"I," said the president, who is inordinately fond of the first-person singular pronoun, "want to disabuse people of this notion that somehow we enjoy meddling in the private sector."

Salena Zito | June 07, 2009

Ohio has a political-identity crisis.

Paul Jacob | June 07, 2009

Your home and hearth -- your property rights -- may be no match for the power of politically-backed preservationists.

Austin Hill | June 07, 2009

Breaking News: An American car company will soon be taken-over by a business person who has expertise in the car industry. And the guy “taking over” is actually “happy” about it.

Kevin McCullough | June 07, 2009

While President Obama was in Cairo preaching Islamist propaganda to the ears of Muslim students this last week, his administration was carrying out an even more sinister