Sat, Aug 01, 2009

Doug Giles | August 01, 2009

If Rodney King’s dream of us “all just gettin’ along” is going to come to pass then Obama and Henry “Yo Mama” Gates, Jr. had better dial down on the insults, faux remorse and racial rhetoric aimed at us white devils.

Kathryn Lopez | August 01, 2009

While Republicans were tripping over themselves to pose with the party's Log Cabin branch and join the march of inevitability, a beauty queen made it OK to confidently acknowledge reality, in a loving and beautiful and even tolerant way.

Carl Horowitz | August 01, 2009

As a columnist for the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the newspaper of record for Broward County, Michael Mayo is a fairly astute fellow. But that hasn’t made him immune to credit card issuers pulling the rug from under him. This past April he posted the following tale of personal woe:

Debra J. Saunders | August 01, 2009

Because courts can sentence murderers to life without parole, why not get rid of the death penalty?

Fri, Jul 31, 2009

Jillian Bandes | July 31, 2009

With the House pushing for another 2 billion to be injected into the cash-for-clunkers program, auto dealers have found themselves in a sticky situation.

Bobby Schindler | July 31, 2009

Recently in a Washington Times radio interview, RNC Chairman Michael Steele was expressing his concerns regarding health care reform.

Brent Bozell | July 31, 2009

MTV specializes in the kind of "reality show" that would have you believe all young Americans are spoiled, profane, and crazed about alcohol and sex.

Larry Kudlow | July 31, 2009

Let’s call this what it is: A new bull market in stocks has emerged from the ashes of the financial meltdown and the deep recession that followed. And it’s signaling the onset of economic recovery. Free-market capitalism is more durable, resilient and self-correcting than its detractors would have us believe.

Rich Tucker | July 31, 2009

In his farewell address, President Eisenhower warned against the “military-industrial complex,” the web of lawmakers, lobbyists and contractors that could band together to dominate the debate over national defense.

Burt Prelutsky | July 31, 2009

Two days ago, I returned from a weekend in San Francisco to learn that my father had died. Sam Prelutsky was born in Russia, in 1901 or 1902. He never knew for certain. It didn’t seem to bother him.

Robert Knight | July 31, 2009

How many laws can you break and still keep federal funding? If you’re Planned Parenthood, which receives $350 million from taxpayers as part of its $1 billion annual revenues, the answer is: Nobody knows.

Rich Tucker | July 31, 2009

In his farewell address, President Eisenhower warned against the “military-industrial complex,” the web of lawmakers, lobbyists and contractors that could band together to dominate the debate over national defense.

Caroline Glick | July 31, 2009

Israel's leftists are lonely these days. This was the central thrust of an opinion column in Tuesday's New York Times authored by Aluf Benn, editor-at-large of the left-wing Haaretz newspaper.

Jillian Bandes | July 31, 2009

judge in Washington State ruled that 138,500 residents who signed a petition protesting a recent move to give gay couples the same rights as married couples will not have their names released on the internet as requested by a pro-gay lobbying group.

Michelle Malkin | July 31, 2009

Everything you need to know about false Hope and Change can be found in one picture: the image of President Obama embracing embattled Sen. Chris Dodd.

Jonah Goldberg | July 31, 2009

The latest Pew survey shows that only 38 percent of Americans approve of Barack Obama's handling of the economy. In the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, fewer than half of respondents (48 percent) say Obama can be trusted to keep his word.

David Limbaugh | July 31, 2009

I am gratified that an awakened public has sent Congress an unequivocal message not to socialize our health care system, but note that this war is just beginning.

Michael Gerson | July 31, 2009

In the venerable tradition of summer, my wife and I sent our two children -- a tween and a young teen -- off to camp last week.

David Harsanyi | July 31, 2009

A new poll claims that nearly 1 in 2 U.S. voters believes that the nation's best days are behind it.

Linda Chavez | July 31, 2009

Rick Sanchez, a CNN anchor, provoked a tempest in a Twitter this week when he said he'd be a rich guy if he "sold out as hispanic and worked at fox news."

Donald Lambro | July 31, 2009

There are intermittent signs that the recession may be near an end, though darkened by forecasts that the economy will likely take much longer than expected to achieve a full recovery.

Bob McEwen | July 31, 2009

For more than twenty years American foreign policy has been guided by a freedom agenda: the notion that our security interests are best protected by advancing the cause of freedom around the world.

Tom Tancredo | July 31, 2009

Last week, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Patrick Leahy spoke out against critics of Sonia Sotomayor as playing “racial politics.”

Charles Krauthammer | July 31, 2009

Yesterday, Barack Obama was God. Today, he's fallen from grace, the magic gone, his health care reform dead. If you believed the first idiocy -- and half the mainstream media did -- you'll believe the second. Don't believe either.

Burt Prelutsky | July 31, 2009

By this time, I’m sure we’ve all heard more than we care to about Professor Henry Gates. Still, I can’t let it go without tossing in my two cents. Admitting he didn’t know the facts of the case didn’t prevent President Obama, allegedly our first post-racial chief executive, from siding with the black professor and admonishing a white Cambridge policeman.

Mona Charen | July 31, 2009

Charles Murray, no slouch among public intellectuals, described him as the most underrated public intellectual in America today.

Oliver North | July 31, 2009

They don't look like al-Qaida terrorists. Their photos in the local newspaper look menacing enough -- but more like a crew that might knock over a convenience store or an ATM at a gas station.

Pat Buchanan | July 31, 2009

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, who is wired into the cabinet of "Bibi" Netanyahu, warns that if Iran's nuclear program is not aborted by December, Israel will strike to obliterate it.

Suzanne Fields | July 31, 2009

Barack Obama was a rock star on the campaign trail and his aura went undimmed in his first few months of office.

Thu, Jul 30, 2009

Dan Kennedy | July 30, 2009

Could it be that the dire and desperate need for health care reform is overblown? Maybe the epic number of people suffering with no health care thanks to our badly broken system is exaggerated? Is it possible that health care doesn’t need to be wrested from private sector operation and made over top to bottom at cost of trillions by The Amazing Ozbama and his Czars?

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | July 30, 2009

First reactions are always telling. When a person is caught unprepared and speaks off the cuff, you can see their true beliefs.

Michael Reagan | July 30, 2009

The president inexplicably decided to expand his response by saying the Cambridge police acted "stupidly" in their handling of the matter -- while admitting that he did not yet have all of the facts at his disposal.

Janice Shaw Crouse | July 30, 2009

Every day the headlines record another personal tragedy in some prominent person’s life.

Michael Fumento | July 30, 2009

“U.S. health officials say swine flu could strike up to 40 percent of Americans over the next two years and as many as several hundred thousand could die.”

Hugh Hewitt | July 30, 2009

"Here's a guarantee that I've made: If you have insurance that you like, then you will be able to keep that insurance. If you've got a doctor that you like, you will be able to keep your doctor."

Cliff May | July 30, 2009

Recently, President Manuel Zelaya attempted to subvert his country's laws and democratic institutions in pursuit of the kind power enjoyed by such left-wing and anti-American strongmen as Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Cuba's Raul Castro and Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega.

Brent Bozell | July 30, 2009

Martha Joynt Kumar, a scholar of presidential communications strategies at Towson University, reports that President Obama is almost everywhere in the media.

Michael Barone | July 30, 2009

Aura dazzles, but argument gets things done. Consider the debate on the Democrats' health care bill and the increasingly negative response to Barack Obama's performance.

Larry Elder | July 30, 2009

Stop the presses (or the tweets)! Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's numbers are falling!

Cal Thomas | July 30, 2009

On my last visit to the UK three months ago, Members of Parliament were embroiled in a scandal involving outrageous expense claims for such things as moat cleaning, a baby crib and second homes that were sometimes occupied by friends and relatives, or not at all.

Debra J. Saunders | July 30, 2009

When the Senate passed a federal hate-crimes measure by a 63-28 earlier this month, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., proclaimed, "This legislation will help to address the serious and growing problem of hate crimes."

Matt Towery | July 30, 2009

Several weeks ago, the press was full of stories that pointed out Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's absence from important international confabs. Even the most "mainstream" of publications suggested that America's real foreign policy was being forged from the same epicenter as healthcare reform, energy policy and virtually every other major initiative -- the White House.

Jillian Bandes | July 30, 2009

Liberal blogger Mike Stark filmed an online video that portrayed eleven Republican members of Congress as being evasive when asked whether or not they believe President Obama is an American citizen.

Emmett Tyrrell | July 30, 2009

Did you see the look on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's face when, during her visit to India, she visited with that country's environment minister, Jairam Ramesh?

Steve Chapman | July 30, 2009

Everywhere you look, states are being crunched by fiscal emergencies that range from painful to excruciating.

Ross Mackenzie | July 30, 2009

Ever wish you could rap with the president? Here's your chance - an imaginary conversation in an occasional series. Quotation marks indicate actual words Barack Obama has used.

Douglas MacKinnon | July 30, 2009

Recently, I read a piece in the left-of-center New York Times where a select group of “historians” were giving advice to former Vice President Dick Cheney regarding his forthcoming memoir.

Diana West | July 30, 2009

Even though such a presidential directive would instantly dispense with the divisive question of whether President Obama's still-secret, long-form birth certificate contains compromising information, it's unlikely we'll get a peak.

Wed, Jul 29, 2009

Maggie Gallagher | July 29, 2009

How do we trim health care costs? Weighing in on the national debate, a new study in the journal Health Affairs urges: Fight fat by fighting fat.

Ann Coulter | July 29, 2009

You could not ask for a more perfect illustration of the thesis of my latest book than the black president of the United States attacking a powerless white cop for arresting a black Harvard professor.

Ashley Herzog | July 29, 2009

No, really. If you think I’m being hyperbolic, you need to read an article in the latest issue of Time magazine, titled “Summer School: What? No More Vacations?”

Rich Galen | July 29, 2009

The bloom is off the Obama rose. After getting just about everything he wanted out of the Democrat-controlled Congress for the first six months of his Presidency, it doesn't look like Barack Obama is going to get the health care overhaul he was seeking prior to the August recess.

Michelle Malkin | July 29, 2009

Six months into the Obama administration, it should now be clear to all Americans: Hope and Change came to the White House wrapped in brass knuckles.

John Stossel | July 29, 2009

The media are never better at displaying their economic illiteracy than when they report on the minimum wage.

Walter E. Williams | July 29, 2009

How can political commentators, politicians and academics get away with statements like "Reagan budget deficits," "Clinton budget surplus," "Bush budget deficits" or "Obama's tax increases"?

Jonah Goldberg | July 29, 2009

The year is 2109. Celebrations continue as mankind's heroic, century-long, quintillion-dollar effort to lower the global mean temperature by 1 degree has paid off: July 2109 is just as hot as July 2009. Few can contain their jubilation.

Tony Blankley | July 29, 2009

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whatever her other capacities, demonstrated last week that she is a master at the poetic art of haiku -- the Japanese poem form that encapsulates in three or fewer lines of 17 or fewer syllables a larger thought or image.

Michael Medved | July 29, 2009

On the way home from work on a summer afternoon, I pulled over to do business with a group of young entrepreneurs who had set up their temporary enterprise not far from our house.

In 1993-1994, when the Clintons tried to pass health-care reform, the opposition to their proposals was concentrated among middle-age voters, galvanized by the Harry and Louise ads.

Michael Gerson | July 29, 2009

The Obama administration lacks a foreign policy ideology as a matter of ideology. Speaking recently at the Council on Foreign Relations, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asserted, "rigid ideologies and old formulas don't apply."

Ben Shapiro | July 29, 2009

The situation in Cambridge, Mass., surrounding Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s arrest has been analyzed and reanalyzed from nearly every angle.

Terry Jeffrey | July 29, 2009

Last August, Pastor Rick Warren stumped then-Sen. Barack Obama with a seemingly simple question.

Donald Lambro | July 29, 2009

The final raise in a three-step minimum-wage increase took effect last week amid dire forecasts it will worsen unemployment as struggling businesses slash jobs to cut their costs.

Jacob Sullum | July 29, 2009

A few minutes into the police encounter that ended with his arrest for disorderly conduct, Henry Louis Gates Jr. reportedly exclaimed, "This is what happens to black men in America!" It would be more accurate to say this is what can happen to anyone who makes the mistake of annoying a cop.

Bill Murchison | July 29, 2009

According to a recent poll by Political Strategies Inc./POLITICO, only a quarter of Americans "trust" Nancy Pelosi.

Marybeth Hicks | July 29, 2009

There is perhaps no greater certainty as a parent than the sure knowledge that over the course of your children’s young lives, you will spend hours with them in the waiting room of the pediatrician’s office or an urgent care center or the hospital emergency room.

Fiona Kobusingye | July 29, 2009

Life in Africa is often nasty, impoverished and short. AIDS kills 2.2 million Africans every year according to WHO (World Health Organization) reports.

Ken Blackwell | July 29, 2009

Bill Kristol may have been trying to make mischief earlier this year when he suggested that Barack Obama may dump Joe Biden as Vice President in 2012 in favor of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

David Harsanyi | July 29, 2009

This conspiracy movement, like others before it, should be placed in its proper context, which is to say, it never should be taken seriously.

Austin Bay | July 29, 2009

In 1989, as the Cold War ended, Bela Kiraly returned to Hungary, greeted as a heroic freedom fighter.

Tue, Jul 28, 2009

Larry Kudlow | July 28, 2009

Are Republicans too pessimistic about the economy? I put this question to Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.) this week, and it would be hard to describe his response as optimistic.

Julie Gunlock | July 28, 2009

The Honduran government was protecting democracy and respecting the rule of law when it ousted President Manual Zelaya, the democratically elected leader who has worked since coming into office to dismantle the very democracy that elected him.

Rachel Marsden | July 28, 2009

Hillary Clinton called North Korea an attention junkie in an interview this week -- a country that most recently loaded missiles onto the back of a ship and cruised around like the Love Boat.

Christopher Merola | July 28, 2009

Well, Barack Obama has now passed the seven-month mark of his presidency and we are seeing what we have to endure for the next three years and five months. Already, we can tell that the Barack Obama administration is just one disaster after another.

Dave Ramsey | July 28, 2009

Dave answers readers' latest questions

Thomas Sowell | July 28, 2009

After many a disappointment with someone, and especially after a disaster, we may be able to look back at numerous clues that should have warned us that the person we trusted did not deserve our trust.

Richard Olivastro | July 28, 2009

President Obama practiced evasive communications at his health care press conference last week.

Brian Birdnow | July 28, 2009

In a very recent study pollster John Zogby suggested that the Republican Party is facing difficulties so daunting that the very survival of the organization hinges on the Party’s ability to successfully meet these challenges.

Thomas Sowell | July 28, 2009

Many people hoped that the election of a black President of the United States would mark our entering a "post-racial" era, when we could finally put some ugly aspects of our history behind us.

Chuck Norris | July 28, 2009

I believe it is bad medicine for America

John Hawkins | July 28, 2009

Back in 2008 conservatives were in a tough spot: we had a candidate that many of us believe is representative of much of what is wrong with the Republican Party -- running against an ultra-left-winger who told America we could trust him, in part, because Joe @$&*^%$ Biden was going to be around to be a voice of reason.

David Limbaugh | July 28, 2009

The Henry Louis Gates Jr./Cambridge police flap is most significant for what it tells us about President Barack Obama, his approach to the presidency, and his general attitude, including on matters of race.

Mona Charen | July 28, 2009

The last moments of President Obama's press conference last week have gotten the most attention, and some of the president's supporters have wondered whether his big-footed interference in the Cambridge professor's melodrama has overshadowed Obama's push for health care reform.

Cal Thomas | July 28, 2009

Slavery and racism have been like a soiled garment that America has diligently and at great expense tried to wipe clean. President Obama acknowledged at his news conference last week that America has made "great progress" in the direction of racial reconciliation and he is living proof of that.

Pat Buchanan | July 28, 2009

Sunday, professor Louis Henry Gates retreated from his threat to sue Sgt. James Crowley. Friday, President Obama retreated from his charge that the Cambridge cops "acted stupidly."

Phyllis Schlafly | July 28, 2009

The House Democrats' health-care bill is titled "America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009." No clue is given as to how long we will have a choice.

Rebecca Hagelin | July 28, 2009

With the onslaught of media, technology, and the other noises and distractions created by mankind, our children might be missing the obvious beauty created by God. And in so doing, they may miss God himself.

David Eifrig | July 28, 2009

If you've ever considered buying silver, I recommend you do it soon.

Dennis Prager | July 28, 2009

Why is a government takeover of medical care for the rest of society a good idea?

Ed Feulner | July 28, 2009

Last month, House lawmakers set a new land-speed record by voting for the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade (or cap-and-tax) bill before they’d even seen the final copy. Now it seems President Barack Obama is trying to top that dubious feat.

Lorie Byrd | July 28, 2009

President Obama’s approval ratings have dropped significantly over the past few weeks, at the same time he is trying to push his brand of health care reform through Congress.

Debra J. Saunders | July 28, 2009

Facts don't matter to these geniuses.

Mon, Jul 27, 2009

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | July 27, 2009

It is amazing that biggest news story for nearly 10 days has been the arrest of a Harvard professor for disorderly conduct at his own house in Cambridge. Overshadowing the health care debate, national security and every other national concern - the story simply will not go away. It’s got all the elements of a “good television drama,” except there’s no sex or violence.

Bill Steigerwald | July 27, 2009

Like most of my draft-dodging generation, during the 1960s I heard Walter Cronkite’s authoritative voice more often than I heard the voices of my own parents.

Rich Galen | July 27, 2009

I knew the "Cash-for-Clunkers" program was starting this past weekend, so I took the MullMobile, which is the poster child for clunkers, to be put gently to sleep.

Robert Knight | July 27, 2009

Journalists often run the risk of knowing a little about everything, but not enough to make sense. Presidents apparently can suffer from the same malady.

Michael Barone | July 27, 2009

With polls showing a drop in Barack Obama's job rating and sinking support for the Democrats' health care plans, there is evidence of collateral damage where you might not expect to find it.

Townhall.com Staff | July 27, 2009

A few weekends ago, I watched a movie with my son called “Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too.” It’s a very cute show—my son loves Tigger, and Disney is still making family-friendly movies, so I was on board.

Allen Hunt | July 27, 2009

Powerful words, those: I do not know. Important when presenting data upon which key decisions will be made. Crucial when answering questions when one is not clear on the answer.

Burt Prelutsky | July 27, 2009

During last year’s presidential campaign, Joe Wurzelbacher raised a lot of hackles in liberal circles when he got Barack Obama to admit he was in favor of the federal government redistributing America’s wealth.

Mike Adams | July 27, 2009

All in all it’s been a hell of a week. After beating the “real press” to a story and helping to get a clueless department chairman fired, I got the Secret Service to raid the home of a terrorist professor.

Mark Hillman | July 27, 2009

Listening to President Obama explain "his" health care plan, I can't help but wonder if he actually believes his own words.

Bruce Bialosky | July 27, 2009

As my business colleague said, Communism is great if you make the laws and control the money. Unfortunately, you and I are going to be waiting in line while the people who stuck us with this will be getting their doctors making house calls.

Star Parker | July 27, 2009

Conservative Democrats have parted company with their liberal colleagues because the health care legislation in process will bust our federal budget and deliver new federal abortion funding.

Matt Barber | July 27, 2009

Obama's choice of Harvard professor and self-styled "neo-Malthusian" John Holdren as "science czar" provides the latest and perhaps most troubling example of just how bad America really muffed it last November.

Sun, Jul 26, 2009

Salena Zito | July 26, 2009

If Ohio is the nation's political weather vane (and you can make a good case that it is), then a two-election trend toward Democrats may be over.

Debra J. Saunders | July 26, 2009

In May, President Obama touted $17 billion in cuts he had planned for a budget of more than $3 trillion. Obama was quite proud of these cuts.

Steve Chapman | July 26, 2009

Barack Obama got to be president because he had qualities Americans were yearning for after the bitter tumult of the Bush years. He was calm, sober, fair-minded, and guided by facts rather than emotions.

Ken Connor | July 26, 2009

Despite some encouraging signs of recovery, many people are still struggling in the wake of the current economic crisis.

Kevin McCullough | July 26, 2009

If a reporter from your hometown, asks you a question that you probably shouldn't weigh in on then just say, "I have no comment on that at this time."

Austin Hill | July 26, 2009

Because in the United States, most adults don’t think of themselves as helpless children, and we don’t regard out President as one to be “obeyed.”

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | July 26, 2009

The Georgia Colony of Britain was established by King George to settle the land between the southern border of South Carolina and Spanish Florida “for the settling of the poor persons of London.”

David Stokes | July 26, 2009

If healthcare reform, Obama style, gets traction and becomes the new reality in America, one completely overlooked consequence will be that the highly-popular television show, HOUSE, will have to say “yes, we can” and go off the air.

Paul Jacob | July 26, 2009

The federal government balloons. The Tenth Amendment punctures.