Sat, Jul 25, 2009

Doug Giles | July 25, 2009

Did anybody else notice feces fumes coming off Obama’s head during his last presser?

Ken Blackwell | July 25, 2009

Recently, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was described by liberal blogress Tina Brown as wearing a burqa—a foreign policy burqa fashioned for her by President Obama. That was a jarring thought.

President Obama's rhetoric Wednesday night summoned the memory of "1984," George Orwell's novel of a nightmarish future -- where the slogan of the rulers is "War is peace; freedom is slavery; ignorance is strength."

Tom Borelli | July 25, 2009

Caterpillar CEO Jim Owens’s last minute opposition to the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill, announced just prior to the House of Representatives’ vote, was reminiscent of Senator John Kerry’s infamous statement “I voted for it before I voted against it.”

Fri, Jul 24, 2009

Jillian Bandes | July 24, 2009

To vote on health care, or not to vote on health care? That is the question for House Democrats, whose decisions on the legislation in the next few weeks could make or break the way health care is practiced in America.

Rich Tucker | July 24, 2009

A Park Police officer once flagged me down when I rode my bike through a crosswalk, shaking up some tourists. “You can hurt someone just as much with a bike as you could with a car,” he said. “You’re right, sir,” I replied. “I was wrong and I won’t do that again.” And I haven’t.

Roger Schlesinger | July 24, 2009

This title might suggest this is a militaristic column or worse, as in terrorism of some sort.

Matt Kibbe | July 24, 2009

Before raising taxes to engineer a government health care take over, Congress would do well to remember President Obama’s own words from last year. On the campaign trail in October, then-Senator Obama criticized his opponent, Sen. John McCain, for allegedly proposing to eliminate the current federal tax exemption on employer-provided health care benefits.

Gary Aldrich | July 24, 2009

I am angry and I am offended.

Kathryn Lopez | July 24, 2009

Don't underestimate the power of President Barack Obama. This White House administration marks an age of transformation -- Obama said so himself. And let's face it, D.C. is certainly changing.

Hugh Hewitt | July 24, 2009

President Obama's sustained push to radically rework American medicine has triggered an enormous backlash among Americans who have come to understand that despite his repeated promises to the contrary, the president's scheme will cause many millions to lose the health insurance they have and see it replaced by the so-called "government option/public plan."

Rich Galen | July 24, 2009

President Obama is not on a roll. In fact, he's in a slump. Let's review the past few days.

Ken Klukowski | July 24, 2009

There were too many falsehoods in President Obama’s healthcare press conference to cram into one column.

Michelle Malkin | July 24, 2009

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius tried to reassure citizens in New Orleans this week that Obamacare bureaucrats will make sound medical decisions for all Americans.

Brent Bozell | July 24, 2009

When it comes to awful movies, Pat Buchanan once quipped he didn't have to look underneath a manhole cover to know there's a sewer down below.

David Limbaugh | July 24, 2009

President Barack Obama has completely discredited himself with his reckless, arrogant and high-pressure handling of his socialized medicine scheme.

Mona Charen | July 24, 2009

There were so many examples of presidential mendacity on view Wednesday night that I had planned to itemize a few in this column.

Oliver North | July 24, 2009

After veterans organizations and pro-military citizens groups conducted a shock-and-awe campaign in the blogosphere, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the O-Team had "made the decision that the combat-wounded veterans should not be billed through their insurance policies for combat-related injuries."

Pat Buchanan | July 24, 2009

Within weeks of taking office, Nixon had taken a grand tour of the European capitals. He had proposed a Family Assistance Plan, cooked up in Pat Moynihan's shop, to wide applause. He had announced a withdrawal of 100,000 troops from Vietnam.

Michael Gerson | July 24, 2009

Recently trade has inspired more resentment than verse. During a recession, the threat of foreign competition can seem more real and present than the opportunities of foreign markets.

Diana West | July 24, 2009

The Cronkite post-mortem that's needed is for the zombies who conjured up the hollow rapture and the living dead who fell for it.

Jillian Bandes | July 24, 2009

Maybe Marco Rubio needs sticky fingers in order to close the fundraising gap between his campaign and that of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist in the race for the Florida U.S. Senate Seat.

Linda Chavez | July 24, 2009

President Obama used his considerable powers of persuasion to try to sell his health care package in a nationally televised press conference this week. But Americans are growing skeptical -- and for good reason.

Donald Lambro | July 24, 2009

President Obama has been a fierce and relentless critic of America's medical-care system. Indeed, it's hard to recall when, if ever, he has had anything good to say about our private healthcare system.

Burt Prelutsky | July 24, 2009

I have received a number of e-mails over the years from disgruntled parents griping about the left-wing indoctrination their kids are forced to undergo at colleges and universities all over America.

Charles Krauthammer | July 24, 2009

What happened to Obamacare? Rhetoric met reality. As both candidate and president, the master rhetorician could conjure a world in which he bestows upon you health care nirvana: more coverage, less cost.

Suzanne Fields | July 24, 2009

Such thoughts came to my mind watching a new documentary film, which opened in Washington and New York and may soon come to a theater near you.

Thu, Jul 23, 2009

Dan Kennedy | July 23, 2009

Twice in the past week or so President Obama has insisted that his $780 billion-and-then-some stimulus package is working “as intended” and “as anticipated.”

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | July 23, 2009

Like a PacMan gobbling up everything in sight, going after folks making more than $250,000 a year is not enough to satisfy Obama's insatiable appetite for money and power. He wants more.

Thomas Sowell | July 23, 2009

Distracting the audience's attention is one of the ways magicians pull off some of their tricks. President Barack Obama's televised news conference on medical care shows that he is something of a magician when it comes to politics.

Mike Pence | July 23, 2009

The largest abortion provider in America should not be the largest recipient of federal funds under Title X. Yet this is precisely what is happening. Last year alone, according to Planned Parenthood’s own annual report, it received 34% of its $1.04 billion in revenue from government grants and contracts.

Nathan Tabor | July 23, 2009

In the era of President Barack Obama, more than ever we will witness examples of selective application of the US Constitution's First Amendment.

Meredith Turney | July 23, 2009

As pundits attempt to analyze California’s financial meltdown, there’s talk of how it has become an “ungovernable” state.

Cliff May | July 23, 2009

In 1993, R. James Woolsey, about to become President Clinton's first director of Central Intelligence, remarked to a Senate committee on the defeat of international communism: "We have slain a large dragon" He then added: "But we live now in a jungle filled with a bewildering variety of poisonous snakes. And in many ways, the dragon was easier to keep track of."

Guy Benson | July 23, 2009

Put simply, Hizb ut-Tahrir serves as an ideological incubator that radicalizes Muslims, some of whom go on to join Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.

Michael Barone | July 23, 2009

Thursday is the day things tend to come to a boil on Capitol Hill. Members of Congress have been in town for three or four days; they're planning their exits on Friday to meet other commitments; they've had a chance to talk and meet with one another and sample the moods of their colleagues.

Larry Elder | July 23, 2009

Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, retained a lawyer. Why? He claims cops in Cambridge, Mass., racially profiled him.

Ken Blackwell | July 23, 2009

A key element of President Obama’s plan for a government takeover of health care is to create what he calls “the government option.”

Cal Thomas | July 23, 2009

Not to single out Episcopalians for special sanction. Other denominations have been putting themselves through theological makeovers in recent years, as have some of their more prominent members.

Matt Towery | July 23, 2009

Six months into his presidency, Barack Obama finds himself where he likely never expected -- surrounded by chaos. Some of it is admittedly the result of the Bush years, when banks, lenders, financial institutions, Wall Street and a host of others ran our economy slap into the ground.

Emmett Tyrrell | July 23, 2009

What follows is a column adducing still more evidence of the trivial nature of the contemporary American news media.

Steve Chapman | July 23, 2009

The federal government is trying to strengthen the U.S. auto industry. So here's a great idea for what it can do: Tell the Big Three to raise their prices across the board.

Ross Mackenzie | July 23, 2009

Comments by knowledgeable individuals on topics near and far....Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, on Democratic plans for socialized medicine: "We should start over. We're headed down the wrong path."

George Will | July 23, 2009

Unfortunately, China's president had to dash home to suppress ethnic riots. Had he stayed in Italy at the recent G-8 summit, he could have continued the Herculean task of disabusing Barack Obama of his amazingly durable belief, shared by the U.S. Congress, that China -- and India, Brazil, Mexico and other developing nations -- will sacrifice their modernization on the altar of climate change.

Marvin Olasky | July 23, 2009

So, let us now praise famous geneticists and welcome President Obama's nomination of Dr. Francis Collins, the "genome guru" in the mellifluous words of the Associated Press, to head the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Tarren Bragdon | July 23, 2009

The Democrats are touting a "public option" health care plan as a solution to our health care woes. They are ignoring places that the public option has been tried and has failed.

Debra J. Saunders | July 23, 2009

While 15 Republicans voted with Obama, 14 Democrats -- including California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer -- voted instead to spend $1.7 billion on F-22s, which the Pentagon never asked for.

Angela Logomasini | July 23, 2009

The news is depressing these days as people fear losing their homes or jobs and worry about family members deployed in military operations overseas.

Wed, Jul 22, 2009

Jillian Bandes | July 22, 2009

In his prime-time press conference Wednesday night, President Obama took to the podium to push his health care agenda and pressure Congress into working harder and faster on the hotly contested legislation.

Janice Shaw Crouse | July 22, 2009

Why, in the wake of her resignation as Governor of Alaska, do the mainstream media continue their efforts to destroy Sarah Palin?

Jillian Bandes | July 22, 2009

One hundred and thirty four Republican Members of Congress took to the House Floor yesterday in a stunt that rained down press coverage on the GOP, allowing them to highlight President Obama’s empty promises on the economy at a time when unemployment tops 10%.

Larry Kudlow | July 22, 2009

Fed head Ben Bernanke went before Congress this week with his midyear update on monetary policy and the economy. In so many words, the former Princeton economics professor is taking credit for averting the collapse of our financial system; is cautiously optimistic about economic recovery by year-end and 2 to 3 percent growth in 2010; and says he has the tools and wisdom for a carefully crafted liquidity-exit strategy that will prevent future inflation and more asset bubbles.

Ann Coulter | July 22, 2009

All the problems with the American health care system come from government intervention, so naturally the Democrats' idea for fixing it is more government intervention.

Sabrina L. Schaeffer | July 22, 2009

Proponents of radical health care reform frequently point out the flaws in our current system. One primary critique is that American health care is expensive and, worse, all that spending doesn't necessarily result in better care.

Scott Wheeler | July 22, 2009

Any health care plan will have winners and losers. That is a fact. Under the Obama plan healthcare will be distributed more evenly, which sounds nice in theory, however in reality this means that some Americans will see their current level of health care decrease. The only way to provide care to more people with the same or less money is to pick losers.

Eric Cantor | July 22, 2009

As we come to the final days of session before the August recess, Democrats are rushing to pass a trillion-dollar government health-care plan paid for by small businesses. Republicans recognize that we also must present our ideas directly to the American people, without the typical media filters and pundit analysis.

Michael Reagan | July 22, 2009

In late April of this year, at the three-month mark of his administration, President Obama challenged his cabinet to save $100 million over the following 90 days.

Michael Medved | July 22, 2009

In a triumph of bureaucratic innovation, Seattle officials tried to encourage the public to make use of a hugely expensive new transit system by banning all parking near the stations.

Dan Gainor | July 22, 2009

The left is constantly arguing for so-called "fair trade" to make up for previous unfair financial practices. "We need economic justice," they scream.

Rich Galen | July 22, 2009

The United States Senate, yesterday did something rational which, for the Senate, is so irrational that I had to stop and think about whether what they did made any sense.

John Hawkins | July 22, 2009

Whether they be Libertarians, members of the Constitution Party, Reform Party members, angry independents, or tea partiers who don't feel either party is serving their interests, there are plenty of disaffected people agitating for a third party in America.

Michelle Malkin | July 22, 2009

Big Nanny Democrats want to ration health care for everyone in America -- except those who break our immigration laws. Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee defeated an amendment that would have prevented illegal aliens from using the so-called "public health insurance option." Every Democrat on the panel voted against the measure.

Walter E. Williams | July 22, 2009

Diversity at the Naval Academy, as at most academic institutions, is not about equal opportunity but a race and sex spoils system to achieve what the Navy brass see as a pleasing race and sex mix.

Brent Bozell | July 22, 2009

It's a consistent line from the left: Conservative talk radio is a cauldron of hate.

Mike Adams | July 22, 2009

It’s getting old, isn’t it? Everyone these days is bipolar or has some other chic mental disorder that he feels excuses his self-centered conduct. Like the guy who once walked into my class twenty minutes late. I told him it was his last time to come in late. He said, “But you don’t understand, I’m bipolar.” And he said it in front of the whole class.

Tony Blankley | July 22, 2009

I was listening to National Public Radio's morning "news" Monday on the way to work, during which the newsperson read the apparently "factual" statement that the United States is the only developed country that does not provide "comprehensive" health care coverage.

Michael Gerson | July 22, 2009

After a dominating political victory, as in 2008, the expectations of a party's most ideological elements are raised. With sufficient boldness, and sufficient ruthlessness, anything seems possible.

Ben Shapiro | July 22, 2009

Somewhere in Iran, there is a young girl. She has been placed in a dirty cell on charges of treason to the government. She is frightened and alone; her family does not know where she is. She knows that the next morning, she will be executed.

Donald Lambro | July 22, 2009

President Obama is portraying his campaign to enact a government-run, nationalized healthcare plan as a titanic battle between him and the Republicans in Congress.

Bill Murchison | July 22, 2009

Not that the secular world walks the floor at night worrying over the Episcopal Church and its waning influence over the minds of all decent and honorable Americans.

Jacob Sullum | July 22, 2009

This week President Obama promised "the reforms we seek" will bring greater "inefficiencies to our health care system."

Marybeth Hicks | July 22, 2009

“What are you doing? I love that song,” I say to my daughter as she reaches over to change the radio station in my van. “That’s Darius Rucker. He was born to sing country music.”

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | July 22, 2009

Dear Carrie: I'm a 24-year-old single college graduate. I was fortunate to graduate debt free, and have a job that pays roughly $40,000 a year in a part of the country where the cost of living is relatively low.

Roger Schlesinger | July 22, 2009

The recession is either over, coming to an end, bottoming out or about to start anew. Take your pick and realize that if you study the proposition long enough, you will start having funny thoughts.

Paul Driessen | July 22, 2009

Boone Pickens, Nacel Energy and Vestas Iberia have been issuing statements and placing print, radio and television ads, extolling the virtues of wind as an affordable, sustainable energy resource.

John Stossel | July 22, 2009

It's crazy for a group of mere mortals to try to design 15 percent of the U.S. economy. It's even crazier to do it by August.

If the Democrats obey Obama's commands and pass health-care reform legislation by the August recess, they will be committing partisan suicide, akin to lemmings going over the cliff en masse.

Terry Jeffrey | July 22, 2009

At about the same time Obama was revealing this redistributionist vision for wealth, he was also presenting a redistributionist vision for health and health care -- but with far less publicity.

Austin Bay | July 22, 2009

In an Indian court this week, the lone surviving terrorist, 21-year-old Pakistani Ajmal Qasab, pled guilty to murder.

Tue, Jul 21, 2009

Thomas Sowell | July 21, 2009

Is there a coherent argument for government-controlled medical care or are slogans and hysteria considered sufficient?

Chuck Norris | July 21, 2009

I'm a fighter for the freedoms of speech and religion. They are our constitutional rights -- what the First Amendment is all about.

David Limbaugh | July 21, 2009

It's no wonder the White House is delaying release of the latest dismal budget figures. It's not just that they are grossly more dismal than the projections.

Cal Thomas | July 21, 2009

Obama and his economic team predicted that if Congress failed to pass their "stimulus package," the unemployment rate, at 7.2 percent in the weeks before the president took office, would rise above 8 percent this year and peak at 9 percent in 2010.

Pat Buchanan | July 21, 2009

When Republicans were warned not to give Sonia Sotomayor the drubbing Democrats gave Robert Bork and Sam Alito -- lest they be perceived as sexist and racist by women and Hispanics -- the threat was credible, for it underscored a new reality in American politics.

Phyllis Schlafly | July 21, 2009

Did you know that a family court can order a man to reimburse the government for the welfare money, falsely labeled "child support," that was paid to the mother of a child to whom he is not related? Did you know that, if he doesn't pay, a judge can sentence him to debtor's prison without ever letting him have a jury trial?

Ed Feulner | July 21, 2009

In chess, a player will sometimes sacrifice some pawns as part of a grand strategy to compromise an opponent’s defenses. Pawns are relatively unimportant pieces, so it’s a good way to get something for virtually nothing.

Rebecca Hagelin | July 21, 2009

These timeless words from the Bible have inspired mankind throughout the ages, reminding us of the necessity to think about the future and our role in it.

Dennis Prager | July 21, 2009

There is only one good thing about the Obama administration's attempts to nationalize most health care and to begin to control Americans' energy consumption through cap-and-trade: clarity about the left.

Debra J. Saunders | July 21, 2009

Sacramento is so desperate to erase the state budget's $26.3 billion shortfall that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Democratic Legislature seem poised to end decades of prohibition so that they can tap new revenue from a widely occurring natural resource

Mon, Jul 20, 2009

Jon Sanders | July 20, 2009

Julie Gunlock | July 20, 2009

In a recent interview with the BBC, President Obama said “the U.S. cannot impose its values on other nations.”

Ashley Herzog | July 20, 2009

I’ll grant supporters of hate crimes legislation one thing: they certainly understand the tactical advantage of being hateful when accusing others of hate.

Michael Barone | July 20, 2009

We Americans have had four changes of government since 1979. The only period in our history when we had just one in 30 years was in the early 1950s.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | July 20, 2009

Last week, Senator Dick Durbin made comments that should have won him the “Most Racially Insensitive Remarks of the Year Award.” His statements were made in a committee markup. An audio recording of the heated exchange between Senator Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Brownback (R-KS) revealed the unfortunate bias of the Senator from Illinois. Senator Durbin justified the fact that 41% of pregnancies in DC are terminated by abortion by essentially saying, “It’s a black thing!”

Terry Paulson | July 20, 2009

Barack Obama is no horse whisperer wooing America into embracing change. An articulate bull has been unleashed in America's china shop. His sweet talk and promises of bipartisanship have given way to a radical liberal bent on transforming America into a socialistic nightmare we can’t afford!

Rich Galen | July 20, 2009

We'll probably never know what the terms of the deal were between Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton which caused her to fold up like a cheap suitcase at the Democratic National Convention last year.

Jillian Bandes | July 20, 2009

Are you a Republican running for office? Do you have $50? Then you can put your campaign online via a new tool called Netboots, designed to get everyone and their mother a cheap, accessible platform with minimal expense.

Townhall.com Staff | July 20, 2009

What is happening to the newspaper industry? Denver’s Rocky Mountain News is out of business. The Tribune Company, owners of the Chicago Tribune and the L.A. Times, declared bankruptcy.

Burt Prelutsky | July 20, 2009

Nobody has to tell me things are going from bad to worse in America. The question that preys on my mind is when it was that we began our descent.

Mike Adams | July 20, 2009

The notion that public service is a public trust seems somewhat naïve in today’s political climate.

Bruce Bialosky | July 20, 2009

Our new President has adopted the idea of having Czars to deal with special issues of importance.

Allen Hunt | July 20, 2009

One can only imagine what would happen if any passionate Christians still remaining at Yale demanded a Christ Month, with full staffing and funding from the university?

Star Parker | July 20, 2009

What is now being billed as health care reform is but the latest chapter in a process I described in an earlier column as "Back on Uncle Sam's Plantation."

Sun, Jul 19, 2009

David Stokes | July 19, 2009

The current climate of suspicion, accusation, and posturing surrounding the relationship between various entities in our intelligence communities and two of three branches of the federal government should be a source of grave concern to Americans. While games are being played, we must ask: Are we safer today than we were two years ago, or four or eight?

Debra J. Saunders | July 19, 2009

Last weekend, the New York Times reported that after 9/11, the CIA developed a "secret counterterrorism program" to train hit squads to kill top al-Qaida leaders.

Steve Chapman | July 19, 2009

Millions of Americans tuned in last week to Sonia Sotomayor's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. What did they learn?

Ken Connor | July 19, 2009

Religious bigotry is alive and well in the scientific community, as evidenced by its response to President Obama's decision to appoint Dr. Francis Collins as the head of the National Institutes of Health.

George Will | July 19, 2009

One reason America got into so many messes after 9/11 was the disorienting mantra that on that day "everything changed." Still, consider how much 1959 did incubate.

Austin Hill | July 19, 2009

If our President has his way, this website may soon be under legal attack from the White House.

Doug Giles | July 19, 2009

Many of my readers and listeners are beyond feeling “concerned” about our Obama-driven nation. I’d say they’re angry.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | July 19, 2009

Based on our nation’s economy and the actions of our government – it appears that our elected officials might be on a trip to Never Neverland.

Kevin McCullough | July 19, 2009

President Obama now finds himself facing a political divorce on his policies while most Americans still find him a likable guy.

Paul Jacob | July 19, 2009

A famous tyrant once quipped, "It's not who votes that counts, but who counts the votes." Yet it turns out that democracy suffers from other technical problems.

Salena Zito | July 19, 2009

The state’s biggest buzz is the “Joe-mentum” radiating from the declared but unfiled U.S. Senate candidacy of Rep. Joe Sestak, a Delaware County Democrat who is taking on the 28-year incumbent and newly-declared Democrat, Arlen Specter.