Sat, Jun 20, 2009

Rachel Marsden | June 20, 2009

The United Nations’ environmental agency recently named its “environmental heroes”.

Doug Giles | June 20, 2009

just returned from a grizzly bear hunt in Alaska. I was unsuccessful, however; I didn’t get a shot (luckily for the grizz and PETA).

Salena Zito | June 20, 2009

Democrats in West Virginia are gravely concerned about the health of their senior U.S. senator, 91-year-old Robert Byrd, who has been hospitalized since May with a series of infections.

Paul Driessen | June 20, 2009

Suppose a company doctored data, misrepresented study findings, replaced observations with computer simulations and hired PR flacks to promote its new “wonder drug.” News stories, congressional hearings and subpoenas would be in overdrive. Fines and jail sentences would follow. And rightly so.

Fri, Jun 19, 2009

Brent Bozell | June 19, 2009

Free porn sites are all over the Internet now, with zero restrictions or minimal electronic barriers against curious children who might be in for a very crude shock within seconds, just with the still photos on the home page.

Janice Shaw Crouse | June 19, 2009

It takes a lot of old-fashioned gumption to pick a fight in order to clear the air with loved ones.

Kathryn Lopez | June 19, 2009

Nevada Republican Sen. John Ensign was unfaithful to his wife; there's no excusing broken vows.

Linda Chavez | June 19, 2009

One of the great dangers in dealing with a crisis is making major, long-term decisions based on the immediate circumstances unique to the problem you're trying to fix.

Rich Tucker | June 19, 2009

A stopped clock, they say, is right twice a day. That’s a better record than some have. Take the Rev. Al Sharpton. He may get things right twice a decade.

Roger Schlesinger | June 19, 2009

As we flounder at the bottom (?) of a nasty recession, I am astounded by the message that seems to permeate from Washington: everything can be accomplished, and except for a few Americans who make excessive amounts of money (the President's thought), everything is basically free. Any and all problems will be fixed by our Uncle Sam and because you are a loving niece/nephew, it's all on him. Astounding but apparently true, for now, as I see it once I removed my rose colored glasses.

Rich Galen | June 19, 2009

President Obama killed a fly during an interview with CNBC's John Harwood. Left-leaning media immediately proclaimed the slapping of the fly as further proof that Obama is a mystical being - not just your average run-of-the-mill President of the United States.

Michelle Malkin | June 19, 2009

The White House, Democrats and MoveOn liberals are spreading health care sob stories to sell a government takeover.

Jonah Goldberg | June 19, 2009

When liberals hear conservatives decry the death of capitalism, they titter and roll their eyes. "Oh, you paranoid right-wingers! You see Bolsheviks around every corner."

David Limbaugh | June 19, 2009

The more we learn about the White House's summary firing of AmeriCorps' inspector general, Gerald Walpin, the more it smells of lawlessness, cronyism and a flagrant disregard for transparency and government accountability.

Mona Charen | June 19, 2009

Someone few Americans had ever heard of one week ago now stands poised to alter history.

Pat Buchanan | June 19, 2009

Authoritarian rulers who recoil at bloodshed to preserve their power have not fared well.

Suzanne Fields | June 19, 2009

arlier male judicial nominees were roundly excoriated by certain Democratic senators for membership in all-male social clubs, even rustic fishing clubs. Democratic silence about Belizean Grove so far is deafening.

Michael Gerson | June 19, 2009

In President Obama's snail-mail response to Iran's Twitter revolution, he has tended toward the chicken Kiev model.

David Harsanyi | June 19, 2009

Working diligently behind the scenes, however, I already am keeping a close eye on the debate over sex education in anticipation of my forthcoming panic.

Donald Lambro | June 19, 2009

President Obama, known for his soaring oratory, has been having a hard time finding the right words to respond to the Iranians' struggle for political change and freedom in a repressive society.

Charles Krauthammer | June 19, 2009

Millions of Iranians take to the streets to defy a theocratic dictatorship that, among its other finer qualities, is a self-declared enemy of America and the tolerance and liberties it represents.

Burt Prelutsky | June 19, 2009

The question that’s been weighing on my mind is, who is best suited to study those strange beings known as liberals?

Joel Mowbray | June 19, 2009

It did not come with the promise of 72 virgins, but newly released Guantanamo Bay detainees managed to make it to paradise after all.

Oliver North | June 19, 2009

Twenty-two years ago this month, President Ronald Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate.

Thu, Jun 18, 2009

Dan Kennedy | June 18, 2009

I’ve clipped and accumulated about a hundred news articles, decreasing in size and moving further back in the pages week to week, about the first political hostages of the Obama administration, the two reporters who work for Al Gore’s TV network.

Diana West | June 18, 2009

I am being patted down by a female Danish security officer in the basement of the parliament building in Copenhagen and I have a thought.

Michael Reagan | June 18, 2009

Last week I wrote about the serious risks which older Americans and those seriously or terminally ill face in the so-called "efficiencies" which President Obama and congressional Democrats say will fund a large part of their health care plans.

Cliff May | June 18, 2009

Following the shootings of a Kansas abortion doctor and a guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, two prominent New York Times columnists, Paul Krugman and Frank Rich, spoke out forcefully against those in the media who spout lies and, possibly, incite violence.

Hugh Hewitt | June 18, 2009

The cool detachment of President Obama about the events in Iran is a huge stain on the young presidency, but one that could still be erased if the president and his secretary of state move quickly to speak in clear statements about the rightness of the cause of the protestors

Michael Barone | June 18, 2009

Many psephologists -- derived from the word for pebbles, which the ancient Greeks used as ballots -- study who wins and loses elections.

Larry Elder | June 18, 2009

A pro-"universal health care" television host recently cited this widely accepted "fact." The number is bogus.

Ken Blackwell | June 18, 2009

In his speech in Cairo earlier this month, President Obama essentially bought into the Arab position on Israel—that the creation of the Jewish state in the Middle East was a result of European guilt for the Holocaust.

Cal Thomas | June 18, 2009

Not so long ago in a vastly different media environment there were such things as journalistic ethics.

Debra J. Saunders | June 18, 2009

There are no legal grounds for prosecuting Bush administration lawyers who supported the use of enhanced interrogation techniques to thwart planned terrorist attacks, so civil libertarians have the tort system to try to ruin Bush lawyers.

Matt Towery | June 18, 2009

It's finally starting to happen. For months, I've irritated many conservatives by telling them that, like it or not, Barack Obama had high approval ratings, and that most Americans were so enamored with the president that there was no use in attacking him yet.

Paul Greenberg | June 18, 2009

The big question about the latest "election" in Iran isn't whether it was rigged. The candidates were screened by the theocracy from the start, and the more active members of the opposition jailed before the first votes were cast.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 18, 2009

If you have any sense that you may be getting sick in the years ahead, I suggest you get sick immediately.

Steve Chapman | June 18, 2009

Last summer, the Supreme Court, for the first time ever, said the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own a gun for self-defense.

George Will | June 18, 2009

Our leaders are often wrong but rarely so precisely wrong. In two important particulars the tobacco bill is a crystalline example of Washington business as usual.

Ross Mackenzie | June 18, 2009

So tell me again why you aren't a doctor.

Wed, Jun 17, 2009

Ann Coulter | June 17, 2009

In the view of The New York Times, every criminal trial is a shocking miscarriage of justice -- except the ones that actually are shocking miscarriages of justice.

Meredith Turney | June 17, 2009

Within a matter of weeks, the great state of California will be out of money. For months state leaders have warned of the yawning $24 billion budget deficit; even exploiting the deficit they created in a failed attempt to scare voters into increasing their taxes in the May special election. The proposed tax increases and budget gimmickry were soundly rejected by voters, sending a clear message to Sacramento that Californians will no longer finance the bloated, inefficient government’s insatiable appetite for more tax dollars. Now the day of reckoning is upon California, and how the Golden State resolves this massive problem will impact the entire nation.

Ashley Herzog | June 17, 2009

Let’s put aside the fact that David Letterman’s jokes about Sarah Palin and her daughters were sexist, as NOW and other feminist groups have acknowledged.

Gary Aldrich | June 17, 2009

Everybody knows that clean water and air are important.

Laura Hollis | June 17, 2009

How many Americans, enamored with über-Lefty Barack Obama’s promise of “hope” and “change” have stopped to consider what America will look like when made over in the liberal ideal? One need only look at GM and Chrysler to see what this presages for the rest of private enterprise in this country.

Rich Galen | June 17, 2009

President Barack Obama is trying so hard, to be so cool in the face of Iranian internal brutality, that he is in danger of strengthening the hard liners in Tehran.

Michael Medved | June 17, 2009

Why would Hollywood, dominated by a handful of shamelessly capitalistic conglomerates, regularly trash the free market system which allowed American media companies to dominate the globe?

Michelle Malkin | June 17, 2009

President Obama promised he would end "Washington games." But his abrupt firing of the AmeriCorps inspector general is more of the same.

John Stossel | June 17, 2009

Few of us had heard of Glenn Beck a few years ago. Now the conservative talk-jock is everywhere.

Walter E. Williams | June 17, 2009

"Live Free or Die" is the title of author and columnist Mark Steyn's speech at Hillsdale College, reproduced in Imprimis (April 2009), a Hillsdale publication that's free for the asking.

Brent Bozell | June 17, 2009

A calm Sunday breakfast might have been ruined after a glance at The Washington Post's front page on June 14.

Jonah Goldberg | June 17, 2009

Do it, President Obama, please. Take the side of democracy.

Michael Gerson | June 17, 2009

Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is attempting something rare and difficult -- sharing power with the man who tried to murder him.

Ben Shapiro | June 17, 2009

President Barack Obama’s ego is like an agitated puppy: it requires constant attention and a good deal of petting.

Terry Jeffrey | June 17, 2009

The predictable endgame of the health care plan Obama is trying to rush through Congress this summer is socialized medicine.

David Harsanyi | June 17, 2009

Weren't we promised some methodical and deliberate governance from President Barack Obama? What happened?

Jacob Sullum | June 17, 2009

Gun Owners of America calls Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor "an anti-gun radical." The Second Amendment Foundation says her selection was "a slap at gun rights."

Bill Murchison | June 17, 2009

e're not ready as a country, as a people, to have President Obama and his congressional minions shove down our throats a new, costly, coercive plan for reordering the way we care of ourselves, or for that matter don't care.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | June 17, 2009

This is a good question because it touches on two really important concepts -- diversification and asset allocation.

Tue, Jun 16, 2009

Jillian Bandes | June 16, 2009

Sen. Jim DeMint endorsed Marco Rubio over Gov. Charlie Crist in the flagship battle for the Republican Senatorial nomination in Florida, bucking the official GOP endorsement of Crist.

Donald Lambro | June 16, 2009

No one envies John Cornyn's job as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee in a daunting election cycle when the GOP will likely lose more Senate seats in 2010.

Nathan Tabor | June 16, 2009

The Obama Administration and both houses of the US Congress are fast-tracking a number of programs designed to increase the size of what's commonly known as the Welfare State.

Mario Diaz | June 16, 2009

Hard as it may be, we should always refuse the temptation to get cynical about politics. No matter how many times we have failed, we should always expect and demand honesty, justice and fairness from our leaders.

Richard Olivastro | June 16, 2009

Most adult Americans learn from the experience of living. Almost all of them conclude that our ancestor Ben Franklin got it right, centuries ago, when he said “… in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Now, unless a significant majority of Americans figure it out - and promptly execute a massive ‘shout-out’ - founder Franklin’s prescient statement will need amending. That’s because government intervention in yet another arena of American life - our private health care system - is on a political track that will affect everyone living in the United States.

Thomas Sowell | June 16, 2009

Back when I was on the receiving end of racial discrimination, it was to me not simply a personal misfortune, or even the misfortune of a race, it was a moral outrage. But not everyone who went through such an experience sees it that way.

Chuck Norris | June 16, 2009

The New York Times passed on the opportunity to publish a great op-ed letter to President Barack Obama from Lou Pritchett, a former vice president of Procter & Gamble.

John Hawkins | June 16, 2009

Via Hollywood, the mainstream media, and the school systems, the Left has created a number of positive myths about their ideology, none of which stand up to the slightest amount of informed scrutiny.

Michael Barone | June 16, 2009

It shouldn't come as a complete surprise that, as Stephen Hayes reported in The Weekly Standard, detainees in Afghanistan are now being advised of their Miranda rights by American interrogators.

David Limbaugh | June 16, 2009

Excuse my mastery of the obvious, but I have to believe the greatest obstacle to America's return to policy sanity is the electorate's cultish adoration of Barack Obama.

Mona Charen | June 16, 2009

In 1980, after Soviet tanks rumbled into Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter experienced an epiphany.

Cal Thomas | June 16, 2009

There are perhaps dozens of small towns and failing neighborhoods beginning to resemble ghost towns.

Dennis Prager | June 16, 2009

For those who look to "world opinion," "the opinion of mankind," or to the United Nations for moral guidance or for coming to the aid of victims of oppression, the past few days and presumably the next few days in Iran, provide yet another example of their uselessness.

Pat Buchanan | June 16, 2009

The Obama policy of extending an open hand to Iran is working and ought not be abandoned because of the grim events in Tehran.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 16, 2009

The National Bureau of Economic Research released a study to be published soon in the American Economic Journal that shows women's happiness has measurably declined since 1970. It's no surprise that this has stimulated much comment.

Ed Feulner | June 16, 2009

As a rock-ribbed conservative, I seldom agree with the socialist president of Venezuela. But it happened last week.

Lorie Byrd | June 16, 2009

When Barack Obama won the election last year, enjoying the adulation of not only millions of devoted followers, but of an overwhelming majority of those in the media, conventional wisdom was that it would be hard for those in Congress to oppose him.

Mon, Jun 15, 2009

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | June 15, 2009

Late Thursday, U.S. Department of Justice lawyers filed a motion to dismiss a case that challenged the 1996 Federal Defense of Marriage Act often referred to as DOMA.

Dave Ramsey | June 15, 2009

I have an opportunity to buy a landscaping supply business. The current owner said he made $250,000 last year, and he’s on track to make even more this year.

Rich Galen | June 15, 2009

On May 15, 2009 the best political analyst in the Washington press corps, Dan Balz of the Washington Post wrote a front pager about Nancy Pelosi's assertion that the CIA had lied to Congress about torture.

Jillian Bandes | June 15, 2009

President Obama is exempting health care legislation from his recent push for renewed adherence to the "pay-as-you-go" principle.

Paul Greenberg | June 15, 2009

Tuesday, September 11, 2001. A day full of shock, anger, fear. And confusion. The country was under attack. And at first it wasn't even clear who had attacked us.

Ken Klukowski | June 15, 2009

Last week President Obama appointed yet another “czar” with massive government power, answering only to him.

Burt Prelutsky | June 15, 2009

There are times, I must confess, when I consider our current culture and conclude that the Muslims are right about us. We are, as they insist, hedonistic, and far too many of us do have the morals of goats. We do rely on sex and violence for our entertainment. Our popular music is swinish. We are, by a wide margin, the world’s largest market for drugs, both of the legal and illegal variety. Our politicians are selfish, ignorant and, more often than not, at odds with the American ideals of the Founding Fathers.

Bruce Bialosky | June 15, 2009

Mr. Obama, your speech in Cairo encouraged me to reconsider my thoughts on how I view Islam as a religion in today’s society. I have really thought it over and decided to fully accept Islam … with just a few caveats.

Star Parker | June 15, 2009

It ought to be clear that this is not about taking an honest and sincere look at how to make this a better country and how to do a better job at delivering health care to Americans.

Carol Platt Liebau | June 15, 2009

Perhaps the most revealing moment of Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy came in the ABC debate conducted on April 16 of last year.

Allen Hunt | June 15, 2009

For two weeks, I have been struggling to process President Obama's Cairo speech to the Muslim world.

Sun, Jun 14, 2009

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 14, 2009

Those that try to make the wrong act at the museum make sense – give it to much credence – it was simply wrong. The words of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. came to my mind, “The time is always right to do what is right.”

Debra J. Saunders | June 14, 2009

After the shooting deaths of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller last month and security guard Stephen T. Johns at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum last week, I knew it was only a matter of time.

Steve Chapman | June 14, 2009

It's been 15 years since President Clinton's health care reform plan went down to defeat, and the problems it was supposed to fix have only gotten worse. Costs have soared, the number of uninsured has risen and public dissatisfaction has mounted.

George Will | June 14, 2009

At issue was the government's rush to push the remnants of Chrysler through bankruptcy and into marriage with Fiat, the Italian company that is now yet another business subsidized by U.S. taxpayers.

Salena Zito | June 14, 2009

Missile defense has been a political issue since President Reagan introduced his plan to win the arms race by rebuilding our arsenal while using technology to prevent a successful Russian nuclear attack against us.

Paul Jacob | June 14, 2009

If I told you that a major rock-n-roll celebrity had thrown his hat into the political ring, you’d probably reach for your wallet. Or your revolver.

Ken Connor | June 14, 2009

In public school classrooms across the country, religious liberty is under assault.

Austin Hill | June 14, 2009

Yes, Mr. Drudge. These are “big-big times.”

David Stokes | June 14, 2009

Why is it that so many Americans are enamored of the title “czar” these days, and why are we the people apparently so willing to sit idly by while various areas of national turf become autocratic fiefdoms?