Sat, Jul 04, 2009

Doug Giles | July 04, 2009

In the politically correct climate of Obamaland, they don’t want us to—cough—“freak” when Chester passes by sportin’ a pink tutu

David Harsanyi | July 04, 2009

Judging solely from the administration's very own promises and timeline, we are left with nothing to show for an irresponsible spending binge.

Ken Blackwell | July 04, 2009

Rather than go through a long and tedious accounting of what he did with whom, where he used state money and where he didn’t, it would be far better for Gov. Sanford to resign now.

Oliver North | July 04, 2009

It took the O-Team less than eight hours to side with Cuba's Fidel Castro, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega over the ouster of Manuel Zelaya in Honduras.

Fri, Jul 03, 2009

Richard Olivastro | July 03, 2009

Today, each American citizen has the responsibility to possess the personal constitution to declare their unshakable support of freedom and self-government.

Caroline Glick | July 03, 2009

It works out that retired Supreme Court president Aharon Barak - the man who shaped Israel's judiciary in his own image - doesn't care much for Jews.

Carrie Lukas | July 03, 2009

Presently, our government is expanding once again. American women should consider what that means for their families and our basic rights and liberties.

Michelle Malkin | July 03, 2009

The White House sure likes to put on a show. Fresh off its joint stage production with ABC News, the Obama administration broadcast another health-care propaganda play this week under the guise of a citizen "town hall."

Brent Bozell | July 03, 2009

Problem is, Oliver, you're a historian whether you believe it or not. You make films about history and historical figures. You record history, and that makes you a historian.

Jonah Goldberg | July 03, 2009

We haven't met, but you might remember I was one of the first columnists to tout you for John McCain's running mate.

David Limbaugh | July 03, 2009

All right already. I won't call Obama a Marxist in this column. Instead, I'll point to some signs that indicate that Barack and Karl might well be soul mates.

Mona Charen | July 03, 2009

One of President Obama's pretensions is the pose of objectivity. Reversing his predecessor's policy on stem cell research, he boasted of restoring "science to its rightful place."

Pat Buchanan | July 03, 2009

Last Saturday, Honduran soldiers marched into the presidential palace, bundled up President Manuel Zelaya and put him on a plane for Costa Rica.

Michael Gerson | July 03, 2009

It may seem strange to Americans, so close to our independence celebration, that Iraqis should break out the fireworks when our troops withdraw. We are not accustomed to being cast in the British role.

Suzanne Fields | July 03, 2009

When Bernard Madoff stood up to be punished for the pain his greed had inflicted on so many, U.S. District Judge Denny Chin imposed the maximum 150 years of imprisonment.

Linda Chavez | July 03, 2009

The Supreme Court's decision this week in the New Haven firefighters case may cause problems for its newest prospective member, Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

Burt Prelutsky | July 03, 2009

On more than one occasion, I have asked myself how it is that in a country where twice as many people call themselves conservatives, liberals are able to control the media, the schools, the courts and are able to put a radical leftist like Barack Obama in the White House.

Charles Krauthammer | July 03, 2009

The Supreme Court's ruling on the Ricci case -- that white firemen suffered illegal discrimination when a promotional test on which they did well was thrown out because not enough blacks did well -- will have no effect on Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Rich Tucker | July 03, 2009

By the time you read this, the Obama administration will, no doubt, have bailed out the state of California. How can we be sure? Because it announced, on June 16, that it wouldn’t bail out California.

Burt Prelutsky | July 03, 2009

It used to be said of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers that he gave her class and she gave him sex appeal.

Thu, Jul 02, 2009

Kathryn Lopez | July 02, 2009

Move over, Sarah Palin? Jenny Sanford, the wife of embattled Republican South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, is attracting her own constituency. The reason behind this is easy to see.

Donald Lambro | July 02, 2009

Republican prospects in next year's Senate races are not good, with most analysts forecasting deeper GOP losses, though they could be offset by some Democratic upsets.

Diana West | July 02, 2009

I've been stewing over something really lousy that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been saying since June 20: that Iraqis have won a "great victory" over the "foreign presence in Iraq."

Mark Hillman | July 02, 2009

America's health care system certainly has its share of problems — of which most emanate from politicians' tinkering, tempting frustrated consumers with promises of better benefits at someone else's expense.

Matt Towery | July 02, 2009

Who are the richest people in town? Here's a hint: Every dime they have is disposable income.

Larry Kudlow | July 02, 2009

After nine months of explosive monetary and fiscal stimulus, you’d think economic recovery would be upon us. But the June jobs report tells a much different story.

Paul Greenberg | July 02, 2009

Here's how to get a dubious bill into law, or at least past the U.S. House of Representatives, which of late has deserved to be called the lower chamber.

Janice Shaw Crouse | July 02, 2009

The process is predictable. An affair is exposed; the politician has his teary press conference; then the feeding frenzy starts.

Hugh Hewitt | July 02, 2009

This Fourth of July celebration opens with news that more than 4,000 American Marines have poured into Afghanistan's Helmland River Valley in a surprise offensive aimed at securing the turbulent region in advance of national elections. This sudden and massive show of force may be the first of many given the reputation of the new commander on the ground, General Stanley McChrystal, but whether it is a one-time display of firepower or the first of many such deployments, it reminds us in advance of the Independence Day barbeques just exactly who we have to thank for our freedom --and it isn't the elected officials, unless by that we mean the Republicans and Democrats who have served in uniform like Senator James Webb (D-VA) and Congressmen John Kline (R-MN) and Duncan Hunter Jr.(R-CA).

Ann Coulter | July 02, 2009

With the Supreme Court's decision in Ricci v. DeStefano this week, we can now report that Sonia Sotomayor is even crazier than Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

La Shawn Barber | July 02, 2009

In a 5-4 decision split along party lines, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of white and Hispanic New Haven firefighters in Ricci v. DeStefano .

Cliff May | July 02, 2009

Punditry is easy. Policy is hard. OK, to be fair, writing articles and speeches that are powerful and persuasive is a demanding job. But crafting sound policy adds layers of complexity.

John Boehner | July 02, 2009

Our country has lost nearly three million jobs this year and today the Labor Department will release its monthly jobs report for June where analysts expect unemployment to increase once again.

S. E. Cupp | July 02, 2009

French President Nicolas Sarkozy told Parliament last week that the burqa, the traditional dress worn by some Islamic women, will no longer be tolerated in France.

Michael Barone | July 02, 2009

The Supreme Court's decision in Ricci v. DeStefano, the case of the New Haven firefighters, was a ringing endorsement of the Civil Rights Act of 1964's ban on racial discrimination and a repudiation of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's decision in the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Larry Elder | July 02, 2009

Everybody gets hurt -- the elderly because the medical profession becomes less efficient, innovative and cost-effective, and the non-elderly because practitioners charge them more to offset the lower reimbursement rates provided by the government.

Cal Thomas | July 02, 2009

President Obama immediately "meddles" in the affairs of Honduras, denouncing a military coup, the intent of which is to preserve the country's constitution, but when it comes to Iran's fraudulent election and the violent repression of demonstrators who wanted their votes counted, the president initially vacillates and equivocates.

Jillian Bandes | July 02, 2009

New regulations proposed by the Customs and Border Protection Agency specify that a “spring-and release-assisted opening mechanisms” would be “prohibited from entry” into the United States.

Steve Chapman | July 02, 2009

Public schools are filled with eager, fresh-faced youngsters, and prisons contain many rough-looking adults with uninviting personalities.

Emmett Tyrrell | July 02, 2009

Franken is an admitted clown. As such, he will be the only admitted clown in the United States Senate, though he will be seated with such clownish figures as Sen. John Kerry and Sen. Harry Reid.

Ross Mackenzie | July 02, 2009

I do know there will be many military people and ordinary citizens - and brass bands playing Sousa marches and songs about America. It's our annual celebration of independence and liberty.

Brion McClanahan | July 02, 2009

While Americans are busy enjoying ice cream, hot dogs, cold drinks, and fireworks on July 4, I’m sure very few consider the following questions: What would the Founding Fathers say about the modern United States, and what is the meaning of independence?

Wed, Jul 01, 2009

George Landrith | July 01, 2009

President Barack Obama recently acknowledged “I will be judged as commander-in-chief on how safe I'm keeping the American people.” Sadly, Obama has been actively sowing seeds of weakness and vulnerability and putting America at greater risk.

Hans Zeiger | July 01, 2009

Cultural relativists like to talk about dialogue. They tell us that we need to engage in dialogue with people who are different from ourselves so that we can understand their perspective and become more tolerant. They tell us that we must listen to the voices of the marginalized and the excluded so that we can rethink our assumptions about the world.

Ashley Herzog | July 01, 2009

Meghan McCain—whom some have called the new face of the GOP—likes to call herself a “progressive Republican.”

Michael Reagan | July 01, 2009

As families across the nation get set to celebrate our nation's independence, it is important to take a moment to reflect on the bravery of the men and women who defiantly stood up to the English Empire and fought for the right to live in a free, democratic and sovereign nation.

Rich Galen | July 01, 2009

How much do Members of the U.S. House and Senate make? Are they suffering as are regular people? Do they feel the pain of tax increases and new regulations?

Thomas Sowell | July 01, 2009

For the fourth time in six cases, the Supreme Court of the United States has reversed a decision for which Judge Sonia Sotomayor voted on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

Michelle Malkin | July 01, 2009

Watchdogs are an endangered species in the Age of Obama. The latest government ombudsman to get the muzzle: Amtrak Inspector General Fred Weiderhold. The longtime veteran employee was abruptly "retired" this month -- just as the government-subsidized rail service faces mounting complaints about its meddling in financial audits and probes.

John Stossel | July 01, 2009

President Obama says government will make health care cheaper and better. But there's no free lunch.

Walter E. Williams | July 01, 2009

Why did the founders of our nation give us the Bill of Rights? The answer is easy. They knew Congress could not be trusted with our God-given rights. Think about it.

Brent Bozell | July 01, 2009

The surrealism of celebrity pop culture erupts when a major celebrity dies. The sudden, mysterious death of Michael Jackson caused a near-total eclipse of the real news.

Mike Adams | July 01, 2009

In response to my last two columns, 88 Duke University professors have issued a joint statement condemning gay racism at Duke. The professors wanted to shed light on the gay Duke Administrator accused of molesting his black adopted son.

Jonah Goldberg | July 01, 2009

Recall the White House mantra of "never let a crisis go to waste." Though the economic implosion had specific causes stemming from the financial and housing markets and how they were regulated, President Obama insisted that the items on his campaign wish list -- overhauling health care, imposing carbon cap-and-trade and reforming education -- would be the real solutions to the crisis.

Tony Blankley | July 01, 2009

This week, American troops start leaving Iraqi cities in compliance with both former President George W. Bush's negotiated start date for withdrawal and President Barack Obama's campaign pledge.

Ken Blackwell | July 01, 2009

There has been some curious confusion, even among some conservatives, about whether Judge Sonia Sotomayor will be pro-abortion. Judge Sotomayor is President Obama’s pick to replace pro-abortion Justice David Souter.

Only the Senate and House Republicans can save Barack Obama now by compromising and lending his extremist legislation the veneer of bipartisanship in order to remove it as a political issue.

Michael Gerson | July 01, 2009

With the cap-and-trade bill passing the House of Representatives last week by seven votes, the eight Republicans who supported it were bound to feel some rapid, political warming.

David Harsanyi | July 01, 2009

Facts. Costs. Consequences. Who cares? We're in the middle of pretending to save the planet, baby.

Jillian Bandes | July 01, 2009

When Congress gets back from its 4th of July, an important Subcommittee will make a decision that could impact taxpayer funded-abortions for years to come.

Donald Lambro | July 01, 2009

President Obama's domestic agenda is losing steam in an increasingly contentious Democratic Congress amid growing public doubts about the veracity of raising taxes in a deep recession.

Marybeth Hicks | July 01, 2009

Our conversation moved quickly from one celebrity story to another – from the deaths of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett on Thursday to Ed McMahon’s passing on Tuesday – with the sort of familiarity you would expect if we actually knew any of these folks.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | July 01, 2009

It certainly sounds like the move you made last summer was extremely fortunate. Even though the short-term result of investing in government bonds may not have been as secure as you anticipated, you're probably in a lot better shape than folks who remained heavily invested in stocks.

Michael Medved | July 01, 2009

When a dubious economic theory turns up as the punch line in a wildly popular song, its safe to say that the proposition has deeply penetrated the publics consciousness.

Ben Shapiro | July 01, 2009

Siding with renowned human rights violators Fidel Castro of Cuba, Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, and Chavez, Obama called for Zelaya's reinstatement.

Terry Jeffrey | July 01, 2009

Judging from recent reports by the National Drug Intelligence Center, you could come to the conclusion that Mexican drug cartels can do something the U.S. government cannot: control border crossings.

Austin Bay | July 01, 2009

As Americans celebrate the Fourth of July, Iran enters limbo, an uncertain yet perilous period of time separating anger-driven demonstrations from either bloody tyrannical repression or sustained popular struggle producing a liberalizing revolution.

Jacob Sullum | July 01, 2009

It turns out that strip-searching a 13-year-old girl suspected of bringing ibuprofen to school is unreasonable. Who'd have thought?

Tue, Jun 30, 2009

Horace Cooper | June 30, 2009

Congress has started in earnest its effort to enact President Obama’s promise for universal health care. Many in the mainstream media repeat the meme that this effort will finally ensure quality health care for all Americans, but the truth is that enactment will bring profound changes for the average insured person -- changes that will more likely lower the quality of coverage particularly for those individuals reliant on advanced medicines.

Matt Barber | June 30, 2009

Most are unaware that during the Revolutionary War George Washington was a staunch advocate for allowing "gays" in the military.

Dave Ramsey | June 30, 2009

Our utility company offers a level-pay option. They average out our bills over the last 24 months, and bill us a consistent amount each month based on that average.

Thomas Sowell | June 30, 2009

Most political and media discussions of medical care have an air of unreality reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. There is an abundance of catch-phrases but remarkably few coherent arguments.

Chuck Norris | June 30, 2009

The entertainment world lost a few giants last week, and like the rest of the world, my wife, Gena, and I offer their families, friends and fans our most heartfelt condolences.

John Hawkins | June 30, 2009

Since it is a constitutional requirement that the President be born in the United States, it's understandable that some people have been concerned about where Barack Obama was born.

David Limbaugh | June 30, 2009

Who do these people think they are -- that they can claim a mandate to do anything they want to, that they can grab as much power as they want, that they can transform our government overnight into an enemy of the people, with no fear of accountability?

Cal Thomas | June 30, 2009

What is it about celebrity that so fascinates us? And it is celebrity, not fame. As the now defunct New Times magazine editorialized 30 years ago, "There are almost no famous people anymore; only celebrities."

Dennis Prager | June 30, 2009

If you want to understand the type of people who run Iran, see this film.

Pat Buchanan | June 30, 2009

Depending on which scientists you believe, the dire consequences of global warming are inconvenient truths -- or a fearmongering scheme to siphon off the wealth of individuals and empower bureaucrats.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 30, 2009

The Obama-Kennedy health plan is modeled after the Massachusetts plan, which, when adopted, many applauded as innovative and destined for success.

Bill Murchison | June 30, 2009

here was symmetry in the news that barraged us one day last week -- Michael Jackson, not to mention Farrah Fawcett, had died, and the governor of South Carolina had made a nitwit and a creep out of himself over a woman in Argentina.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 30, 2009

Our toxic, liberal media culture will tell you that the "old-fashioned" institution of marriage must be abandoned or reinvented with the times.

Ed Feulner | June 30, 2009

This year, the economy promises to make Independence Day less explosive than usual.

George Will | June 30, 2009

Most Americans do want different health care: They want 2009 medicine at 1960 prices. Americans spent much less on health care in 1960 (5 percent of GDP as opposed to 18 percent now).

Douglas MacKinnon | June 30, 2009

With each passing day, various Democrats, members of the media, and even certain Republicans, declare the conservative movement or the heyday of the Reagan era a relic of the past.

Mona Charen | June 30, 2009

When Barack Obama was asked about the book Chavez handed him last April, "Open Veins of Latin America," the president said he hadn't read it. Now I'm not so sure.

Mon, Jun 29, 2009

Caroline Glick | June 29, 2009

For a brief moment it seemed that US President Barack Obama was moved by the recent events in Iran.

George Will | June 29, 2009

Although New Haven's firefighters deservedly won in the Supreme Court, it is deeply depressing that they won narrowly -- 5-4.

Hannah Giles | June 29, 2009

From a freedom-loving perspective, it appears President Obama has the economic sense of a six-year-old child.

Robert Knight | June 29, 2009

Among its many defects, the proposed federal hate crimes bill virtually ensures that some defendants will face double jeopardy, whatever the outcome of their cases. It all depends on the whims of the folks occupying the Attorney General’s office, who may want to score political points at a defendant’s expense.

Paul Greenberg | June 29, 2009

Another high-profile politician now wishes he had a lower one. Another public figure now wants a "zone of privacy."

Ken Connor | June 29, 2009

Last week President Obama signed a presidential memorandum authorizing special benefits for same-sex partners of federal workers.

Rich Galen | June 29, 2009

The climate change legislation raced through the U.S. House on a seven-vote margin, 219-212. Eight Republicans voted for the bill, 44 Democrats voted against.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | June 29, 2009

The violent crackdown continues in the wake of Iran’s disputed June 12 presidential elections in which – according to the Wall Street Journal – “hard-line clerics have rallied behind Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in supporting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's declared landslide poll victory.”

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | June 29, 2009

Last Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led the charge in passing a landmark climate bill. For many people concerned about the environment, this legislation seems like a major step forward. Unfortunately in life and politics, sometimes a supposedly good thing done a wrong way can leave us worse off than if we had done nothing at all. Our first steps towards cleaner energy could have begun with increasing our nuclear energy sources or several other strategic beginnings.

Michael Barone | June 29, 2009

Democrats' plans to pass major health care legislation have been stymied, at least for the moment, by the Congressional Budget Office's cost estimates.

Townhall.com Staff | June 29, 2009

Some of our most damaging mistakes originate from the simple belief that something is an absolute good. The harm of the environmental movement (or at least the harm done by the most extremist groups) is due to the belief that “nature” is an absolute good.

Burt Prelutsky | June 29, 2009

Back in 2008, New York Times correspondent David S. Rohde, along with Afghan reporter Taki Luden, were abducted in Pakistan by the Taliban. Because they felt it might adversely affect hostage rescue efforts, the Times requested a news black-out. The Associated Press and other news agencies respected the request and only broke the story recently, after Rohde and Luden had scaled a wall and made their escape. It would be nothing other than a story with a happy ending, except that the Times has time and again ignored the government’s requests that it not report the specific ways in which we were combating Islamic terrorists.

Myron Ebell | June 29, 2009

Of all the proposals in President Barack Obama's breathtakingly ambitious agenda to foster long-term economic decline, by far the biggest is the Waxman-Markey energy-rationing bill, which the House of Representatives passed with the narrowest of majorities late Friday evening.

Star Parker | June 29, 2009

Let's pray that Sanford can fix what is wrong inside of himself and that maybe we can still have a leader with the courage and vision that America needs.

Carol Platt Liebau | June 29, 2009

Many have blamed the California taxpayer’s only protection: Prop. 13, the 1978 measure capping state property taxes at 1% of a home’s assessed value.

Ken Klukowski | June 29, 2009

Less noticed but equally important, the Supreme Court’s decision on voting rights last week heralds a sea change in racial politics in this country.

Allen Hunt | June 29, 2009

As Neda Soltan lay dying in the streets of Tehran last week, my mind turned to the memory of Jane McCrea, the young woman whose death is credited by some historians with helping the Americans defeat the British at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777.

Mike Adams | June 29, 2009

Christians need to take a break from worshipping this culture and the idols it produces. We need to take a closer look at the man in the mirror.

Sun, Jun 28, 2009

Bruce Bialosky | June 28, 2009

The current rage amongst the intellectual elite is that we should join our European friends and put in place a national sales tax, commonly referred to as a Valued Added Tax.

Nathan Tabor | June 28, 2009

On New Year's Day of 1863, the first Republican Party President, Abraham Lincoln, with the stroke of his pen signed the historic Emancipation Proclamation.

David Stokes | June 28, 2009

Do I think celebrity-driven grief is overdone? Yeah probably, but I know it is easy for us to become myopic these days, obsessed with something out of proportion to how it actually impacts our individual lives.

Debra J. Saunders | June 28, 2009

This is not a joke. Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision that required an Oregon public school district to pay a $5,200 monthly tuition (plus fees) for a private boarding school for a high-school senior whose psychologist had diagnosed him with ADHD, depression, math disorder and cannabis abuse.

Steve Chapman | June 28, 2009

By now, it's clear that Mark Sanford has about as much of a future in politics as he does in sumo wrestling. His confession of adultery was all it took to demolish any hopes he had of running for president -- and perhaps even to force him to step down as governor of South Carolina.

Mike Adams | June 28, 2009

It looks like Duke University has another rape case on its hands.

Paul Jacob | June 28, 2009

Congress’s latest trendy legislative excess is not exactly a novelty. The history of bad legislation is a long one, going back at least to the Great Depression.

Austin Hill | June 28, 2009

Right now, as the initial shock of his death has begun to fade, it appears that “the king” left this world owing people about $400 million.

Salena Zito | June 28, 2009

President Barack Obama made news at a press conference last week – by planting a question with a blogger, not by offering anything new in spite of taking his sharpest questions to date.