Sat, Jul 18, 2009

Ken Blackwell | July 18, 2009

Recently, liberals set off some Bastille Day fireworks. Conservatives have often teased liberals, saying their hearts are really in France.

Wayne Winegarden | July 18, 2009

John Kyl (R-Arizona) has rightfully acknowledged that the stimulus plan is not stimulating the economy. Nor, should we have expected that it would have. The $787 billion stimulus bill was a pork-laden spend-fest with more than half of the spending not even occurring for 2 years. Even for those analysts that believe government spending is stimulative (it is not) spending billions of dollars in 2011 surely cannot increase economic growth in 2009. In fact, it creates real and significant economic damage.

Fri, Jul 17, 2009

Jon Sanders | July 17, 2009

Never let it be said that Vice President Joe Biden is a useless gaffe-a-minute bumbler who sorely tries his president's fear of public ridicule.

Michael Fumento | July 17, 2009

An age of medical miracles is dawning. Obama administration federal funding rules for embryonic stem cells, or ES cells, will open wide the money floodgates for "the most remarkable potential of any scientific discovery ever made with respect to human health." It has "the capacity to cure maladies of all sorts, including cancer, heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's," and spinal cord injuries. Or so says Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) among others.

Bryan Quigley | July 17, 2009

My name is Bryan Quigley. Growing up in Springfield, Missouri, I was the only “Bryan Quigley” I knew.

Kathryn Lopez | July 17, 2009

Some things are beyond parody. In announcing that Barack Obama is more Catholic than the pope, Newsweek takes the cake.

Rich Tucker | July 17, 2009

Fortune, it is said, favors the bold. And best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell is certainly bold.

Burt Prelutsky | July 17, 2009

Frankly, I’m beginning to feel a lot like Howard Beale, the character portrayed by Peter Finch in the 1976 release, “Network.” He insisted that people get up right now and go to the window, open it, stick their heads out and yell, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

Hugh Hewitt | July 17, 2009

I spent three days with the men and women of the 40th Infantry Division at its base at Camp Bondsteel this past week

Michelle Malkin | July 17, 2009

If you think government is too big and too costly, wait until Obamacare kicks in. The Congressional Budget Office put the price tag of the House Democrats' health care takeover plans at $1.5 trillion over 10 years.

Brent Bozell | July 17, 2009

On society's list of most shameful professions, the pornographer would be near the top. What must pornographers think of themselves? They would argue that their industry has joined the mainstream, yet for porn performers, it's a sordid career fraught with perils of drugs, disease and, in the darker corners of porn, exploitation and abuse.

Mike Adams | July 17, 2009

John Kasich is a good man. I appeared on his show Heartland several times when it aired on Fox News.

Jonah Goldberg | July 17, 2009

Where's the outrage? If this country had its head on straight, there would be nothing but white-hot popular fury over the latest Bush-era CIA scandal broken by the New York Times.

David Limbaugh | July 17, 2009

The most important thing to understand about the Democrats' domestic agenda is that they care more about establishing government control over our lives than they do about the stated policy goals of their proposals.

Oliver North | July 17, 2009

This Thursday, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents put Ramirez, aka Cesar, in shackles, marched him aboard an aircraft here in Bogota, and took him to the U.S. to stand trial for his crimes.

Michael Gerson | July 17, 2009

Abortion, in Ginsburg's view, is an essential part of sexual equality, thus ending all ethical debate. "There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore.

David Harsanyi | July 17, 2009

If government-run health care holds such wondrous possibilities for the nation, why don't we all "invest" in this magical cure? Why only the rich?

Jillian Bandes | July 17, 2009

During the Sotomayor committee hearings, Sen. Arlen Specter was a study in conflicting instincts, ambiguous authority, and party politics.

Linda Chavez | July 17, 2009

This week I was asked to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Here's what I said.

Ed Feulner | July 17, 2009

When a Supreme Court justice decides a case, should he or she look exclusively to the Constitution and U.S. laws? Or should foreign policies or laws come into play?

Charles Krauthammer | July 17, 2009

With the Apollo moon program long gone, and with Constellation, its supposed successor, still little more than a hope, we remain in retreat from space. Astonishing.

Pat Buchanan | July 17, 2009

While the hardest working and most productive are bled, a third of all wage-earners pay no U.S. income tax, and Obama plans to free almost half of all wage-earners of all income taxes.

Suzanne Fields | July 17, 2009

George Orwell, an earlier generation's touchstone for clarity, observed that "good prose is like a window pane."

Thu, Jul 16, 2009

Paul Greenberg | July 16, 2009

They accumulate, the scraps of material there wasn't room for a column, but are too good to throw away.

Matt Towery | July 16, 2009

First, thank you to the hundreds of readers from across the nation who took the time to personally write me about my recent column comparing the memorial for Michael Jackson to those of seven soldiers killed in Afghanistan just days earlier.

Donald Lambro | July 16, 2009

President Obama repeatedly states two things about his national healthcare initiative that are not true: First, that we cannot have truly long-term economic growth until we replace the present healthcare system with an entirely new government-imposed one. Second, that the plan will end the explosion in healthcare costs.

William Yeatman | July 16, 2009

Global efforts to mitigate climate change are resulting in the most ineffectual diplomacy since U.S. Secretary of State Frank Kellogg and French Foreign Minister Aristide Briand tried to end all war with international law—eleven years before Hitler launched World War II.

Meredith Turney | July 16, 2009

In the mid 1800s, California was the destination for those seeking untold wealth buried beneath the earth.

Brion McClanahan | July 16, 2009

During his 4th of July message to the United States, Barack Obama engaged in another round of historical revisionism. Many have probably not heard the speech—as of Tuesday, July 7 only 48,000 people had watched on YouTube—but the message Obama attempted to sell was a clear distortion of the founding principles of the United States.

Diana West | July 16, 2009

At some point of embittering clarity, Americans will open their eyes to the glaring significance of the Obama era and see the Power Grab Years for what they are. Whether this realization comes in time to stave off the eradication of the United States as we thought we knew it, or whether it comes too late, I predict it will surely come.

Cliff May | July 16, 2009

Afghans and Pakistanis both dislike the term "AfPak." But the fact is the two nations now constitute a single front -- the most "kinetic" front -- in the global war being waged by militant Islamists.

Michael Reagan | July 16, 2009

This week Arizona struck another blow in the fight to protect the unborn.

Jillian Bandes | July 16, 2009

Given the large — and growing — Hispanic constituency in across the U.S., it wasn't unexpected that some GOP questions before the first Hispanic Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, were a bit tempered.

Michael Barone | July 16, 2009

"Never let a crisis go to waste," Barack Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said last November. The crisis he referred to was economic: the financial collapse and the rapidly deepening recession.

Larry Elder | July 16, 2009

The world's greatest entertainer died -- 19 years ago. His name is Sammy Davis Jr.

Cal Thomas | July 16, 2009

President Obama's nomination of Dr. Francis S. Collins to head the National Institutes of Health is an excellent choice, but it troubles some secularists who believe science should proceed unrestrained by any higher principles than what can be achieved in a laboratory.

Steve Chapman | July 16, 2009

Some statements are inherently unbelievable. Such as: "I am an official of the government of Nigeria, and I would like to deposit $60 million in your bank account."

Emmett Tyrrell | July 16, 2009

Witnessing the current attempt by liberal Democrats in Congress to investigate CIA officers and possibly prosecute them for a covert initiative allegedly undertaken in time of war (a war that still is going on) inspires a happy thought.

Ross Mackenzie | July 16, 2009

The Minnesota Supreme Court has given Al Franken his creds to try to surpass as a Senator his dismal performance as a comedian - the two professions being so intimately linked.

George Will | July 16, 2009

How does the Obama administration love organized labor? Let us count the ways it uses power to repay unions for helping to put it in power.

Ken Blackwell | July 16, 2009

This smoking gun will only be silenced if you remain silent. Let’s speak up against the lethal logic of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and liberal abortion.

Debra J. Saunders | July 16, 2009

Two schools of thought on the Senate's power of advice and consent on Supreme Court nominees: One -- which I support, but then-Sen. Barack Obama did not -- holds that barring extraordinary circumstances, senators should go along with a president's judicial choices.

Wed, Jul 15, 2009

Ann Coulter | July 15, 2009

Every time a Democrat senator has talked during the Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor this week, I felt lousy about my country. Not for the usual reasons when a Democrat talks, but because Democrats revel in telling us what a racist country this is.

Matt Barber | July 15, 2009

The highly contentious “nature vs. nurture” debate over whether gay penguins choose the homosexual lifestyle or are hatched that way has reached a hard boil.

Horace Cooper | July 15, 2009

While most analysts see Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court sailing smoothly ahead, beneath the waters lurk troubles not unlike those which faced another nominee (Lani Guinier) by the last Democratic President, Bill Clinton.

Jonah Goldberg | July 15, 2009

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's certainly right that abortion has deep roots in the historic effort to "weed out" undesired groups.

Rich Galen | July 15, 2009

House Democrats have unveiled their new healthcare plan on which the Congressional Budget Office puts a price tag of $1.5 trillion.

Michael Medved | July 15, 2009

Americans display a striking series of bizarre contradictions in our attitudes toward business loving private companies when they’re small and struggling, but then suddenly hating them if they become too large and profitable. When asked about big business, respondents in public opinion surveys react with fear, contempt and resentment, associating the major enterprises that permeate every aspect of our lives with an array of vices and dangers. When it comes to small business, however, we smile with warm approval, identifying these mom-and-pop operations with classic American values of hard work, decency and neighborly concern. In overwhelming numbers, we affirm the ludicrous notion that business contributes to progress and prosperity only so long as it achieves limited success.

Michelle Malkin | July 15, 2009

The New York Times recently warned its readers about a wacky scientist in the Obama administration. But the fish wrap of record let the real nut job off the hook.

John Stossel | July 15, 2009

The statist establishment would love a single-payer health-care system like Canada's if it were politically achievable.

Walter E. Williams | July 15, 2009

"Cap and trade" is first a massive indirect tax on the American people and hence another source of revenue for Congress. More importantly "cap and trade" is just about the most effective tool for controlling most economic activity short of openly declaring ourselves a communist nation and it's a radical environmentalist's dream come true.

Brent Bozell | July 15, 2009

Struggling to sell a "public option" of socialized medicine on America, the left needs demons.

Terry Jeffrey | July 15, 2009

At a committee hearing last week, Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland provided a classic example of a morally bankrupt legislator seeking to insidiously force Americans to cooperate with and fund an objectively evil cause.

Ben Shapiro | July 15, 2009

Here, then, are three litmus tests the senators should have used this week to determine Sotomayor's fitness for the Supreme Court:

David Harsanyi | July 15, 2009

Dr. John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy -- better known as the "science czar" -- has been a longtime prophet of environmental catastrophes. Never discouraged but never right.

Robert Knight | July 15, 2009

If a liberal politician tells you it’s a “nice day,” better grab your hip boots. Now that Lies (and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them) author Al Franken is actually a real-life United States senator, we might need to craft either a new definition of “lies” or “truth” – take your pick. The whoppers have been flying thick and fast in recent days.

Frank Turek | July 15, 2009

As our great country accelerates its slide into economic and moral Hell, be careful whom you blame.

Mike Adams | July 15, 2009

Because I work in such a morally corrupt environment I am often put in the position of writing about some very disturbing things.

Michael Gerson | July 15, 2009

According to one survey, just 7 percent of elite American scientists believe in a personal god -- the kind to whom you pray. About 8 percent, however, affirm their belief in personal immortality -- indicating that some egos are so large that they fill eternity.

Austin Bay | July 15, 2009

Rioting last week between ethnic Han Chinese and ethnic Uighurs in China's Xinjiang Province left 180 people dead and 1,000 injured. Chinese police and paramilitary forces arrested 1,500.

Jacob Sullum | July 15, 2009

In a speech he gave a couple of months ago, President Obama said he was determined to guarantee "meaningful due process rights" for terrorism suspects. But it turns out he is committed to due process only when it achieves the result he wants.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | July 15, 2009

Dear Carrie: Would you advise that I go ahead and pay off my mortgage or leave the money in CDs?

Tue, Jul 14, 2009

Donald Lambro | July 14, 2009

f you want to know what Middle America thinks about President Obama's economic policies, go to Ohio where things are about as bad as anywhere else in the country.

Bill Murchison | July 14, 2009

The Sotomayor ruckus, with its senatorial and media back-and-forths about judicial power and racism, is one indicator that Americans like and trust each other less, if possible, than they have since maybe 1861.

In the polling hierarchy, the least significant data measure is a president's personal popularity.

Jillian Bandes | July 14, 2009

During her first day of questioning, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor offered a number of conflicting answers in response to questions by Republican lawmakers about the influence of race and experience in rendering judicial opinion.

Thomas Sowell | July 14, 2009

Sometimes, when I hear about "disparities" and "inequities," I think of a disparity that applied directly to me-- the disparity in basketball ability between myself and Michael Jordan.

Chuck Norris | July 14, 2009

I agree with Judge Andrew Napolitano, who said last week, "We know more about the CIA than we do about the Federal Reserve."

John Hawkins | July 14, 2009

Most liberals in this country are intellectually dishonest which is why they don't have the slightest qualms about grotesque double standards. That's why Al Gore can live in a mansion that consumes energy like a football stadium while he tells you to cut back. It's why Sarah Palin can be sliced apart for things said by Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live while Joe Biden is treated seriously despite being the biggest doofus ever to occupy the Vice-Presidency. It's also why Barack Obama gets a free pass for many of the same things that George Bush was criticized for doing. Here are just a few of the criticisms aimed at George Bush that could be better applied to Barack Obama.

Michael Barone | July 14, 2009

Disarray. That's one word to describe the status of the Obama administration's legislative program as Congress heads into its final four weeks of work before the August recess.

David Limbaugh | July 14, 2009

It appears that liberal activist group People For the American Way's smear campaign against Connecticut firefighter Frank Ricci is bearing fruit.

Cal Thomas | July 14, 2009

What did President Obama achieve for himself and for America during last week's G-8 summit? Not much.

Dennis Prager | July 14, 2009

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert (through July 29) warning Americans against coming here. There are very few outsiders here now

Pat Buchanan | July 14, 2009

The chutzpah of this Beltway crowd does not cease to amaze.

Phyllis Schlafly | July 14, 2009

The Democrats' most recent answer to the question of how they will pay for their trillion-dollar health-care reform was just announced by Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel.

Tim Montgomerie | July 14, 2009

The United Kingdom’s government has decided to appease Muslim extremists and act embarrassed about Western culture. Can Britain survive?

Larry Kelley | July 14, 2009

The crisis facing the Golden State serves as a powerful cautionary tale for the rest of America. If the United States follows the missteps of California, it will find the same fate.

Doc Hastings | July 14, 2009

With 9.5 percent of Americans out of work and rumors of yet another costly stimulus, President Obama and White House officials regularly say that “nothing is off the table” when it comes to getting our economy back on track. This is simply not true.

Rebecca Hagelin | July 14, 2009

Children and teens love chat rooms. The problem is, predators do, too.

Mona Charen | July 14, 2009

In a leveling world, Interlochen is all about two unfashionable concepts that we conservatives revere: tradition and excellence.

Debra J. Saunders | July 14, 2009

When California voters rejected five measures on the May 19 special election ballot, but passed a sixth measure that barred legislative pay raises in budget deficit years, the message to Sacramento was clear: Voters did not like what Sacramento had to offer.

Mon, Jul 13, 2009

Roger Schlesinger | July 13, 2009

The premise is wonderful, the execution is easy, but understanding the problem is not so easy. Waste in America defies imagination.

Paul Kengor | July 13, 2009

Fancying himself a contemporary Churchill, Al Gore sounded the clarion call, declaring that the essential missing ingredient is courage and commitment.

Mario Diaz | July 13, 2009

As a Hispanic, I can proudly say Judge Sotomayor’s views do not represent my views or those of the Hispanic community in which I participate.

Paul Jacob | July 13, 2009

Everybody knows that something really bad is happening to the state government of California. The state quickly stumbles towards insolvency. When a government cannot pay its bills, then something people have been taught to trust becomes untrustworthy. Inescapably untrustworthy.

Rich Galen | July 13, 2009

Those shipments of paper bags to the House and Senate Office Buildings over the weekend are to treat the hyperventilating of Members and staff over the news that the CIA did some spying about which it did not tell the Congress.

Charmaine Yoest | July 13, 2009

When the Senate Judiciary Committee begins grilling Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor this week, one question will almost certainly not be on the agenda.

Burt Prelutsky | July 13, 2009

In case you were off on a different planet and hadn’t heard the news, Michael Jackson died. It was a tragedy. Not that this piece of human rubbish had died, but that the media, including Fox News, carried on as if it was a major loss to mankind.

Allen Hunt | July 13, 2009

Only three people have I ever met in person and felt small.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | July 13, 2009

The following is an excerpt from a letter that will be sent this week to President Obama from leaders in the African-American community. Two events have precipitated the writing of this letter.

Carol Platt Liebau | July 13, 2009

It’s impossible for the President and the Democrats to preside over an economic recovery when they push an agenda that punishes success and threatens productivity.

Bruce Bialosky | July 13, 2009

If you are not from California, you may be in shock at what you are hearing of its financial travails. However, that is nothing compared to what Californians are thinking about their situation.

Lisa De Pasquale | July 13, 2009

The recent National Federation of Young Republicans election is the perfect example of how conservatives must be aware of our relationship with the media and how they’ll portray us.

Star Parker | July 13, 2009

Genuineness and conviction are more critical in these challenging times than resumes and appearances.

Sun, Jul 12, 2009

Rachel Marsden | July 12, 2009

The next chief of Britain’s MI6 spy agency faces the possibility of government probe after a London newspaper revealed that his wife had posted personal family information on the social networking website, FaceBook.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | July 12, 2009

In the 1960’s, General Motors held more than 60 percent of the United States market share in cars. This past week, the American taxpayers, (via the U.S. Treasury), became the majority owner (60 percent) of the Vehicle Acquisition Company, soon to be renamed the General Motors Company.

David Stokes | July 12, 2009

Last month, a Saudi Arabian man named Raed Abdul-Rahman Al-Saif, placed three bags on the Tampa, Florida airport security conveyor belt as he made his way toward his gate to board US Airways flight 1077 to Phoenix, Arizona and Portland, Oregon. He never made it to the gate.

Debra J. Saunders | July 12, 2009

No wonder skeptics consider the left's belief in man-made global warming as akin to a fad religion -- last week in Italy, G8 leaders pledged to not allow the Earth's temperature to rise more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

Steve Chapman | July 12, 2009

The Clinton administration was famous for obsessing about tiny, innocuous issues, like promoting school uniforms and opposing TV violence.

George Will | July 12, 2009

Economic policy, which became startling when Washington began buying automobile companies, has become surreal now that disappointment with the results of the second stimulus is stirring talk about the need for a ... second stimulus.

Ken Connor | July 12, 2009

There is no doubt that President Obama's most valuable political asset is his remarkable charisma—his ability to send the spirit of the nation soaring on the wings of hope and change.

Kevin McCullough | July 12, 2009

His desire to enact "Cap and Trade" amounts to the largest and most punitive tax increase ever formulated to be executed against the poorest and the most needy citizens.

Austin Hill | July 12, 2009

Last week the Social Security Administration flew approximately 700 of its managers from across the U.S. and Guam to Phoenix, Arizona’s posh Arizona Biltmore Hotel and Resort, for “organizational training.”

Salena Zito | July 12, 2009

Among the many things that have changed in Washington since Barack Obama took over is the overwhelming “czaring” of key confidantes and power-brokers to the president.