Sat, Aug 08, 2009

Doug Giles | August 08, 2009

As you know by now, the Obamanoid’s town hall sale of Obamacare ain’t going that well for Dems because thinking, unbeholden people aren’t buying Barack’s crack.

Robert Murphy | August 08, 2009

Just when you thought the wizards in Washington couldn’t distort the economy any more, along comes the “cash-for-clunkers” program.

Dan Gainor | August 08, 2009

What goes up must come down. Unless it goes down further, sideways or moves some other way that no one really predicted.

Fri, Aug 07, 2009

Peter Ferrara | August 07, 2009

The rationing begins with the dominant public option government health insurance plan, which is authorized in the legislation to follow the practices of Medicare and Medicaid in sharply underpaying doctors and hospitals.

Jillian Bandes | August 07, 2009

Who will Charlie Crist appoint to replace outgoing Fla. Sen. Mel Martinez? The jury is out, but here are four names that have been put into the ring so far.

Kathryn Lopez | August 07, 2009

"Do no harm" is a vital political principle as much as it is a medical maxim. But the White House has abandoned such wisdom on both counts when it comes to its so-called healthcare-reform crusade.

Rich Galen | August 07, 2009

The New York Times had an amazing front page story yesterday which I would have thought would have jumped to the top of every cable news cycle except for the Senate's confirmation of Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Brent Bozell | August 07, 2009

There have been a couple of constants where Iraq War cinematography is concerned. One, movie makers ignore the public appetite for movies supporting the anti-terror war message in favor of drab, depressing, preachy antiwar politicking featuring marquee names and little else.

Jonah Goldberg | August 07, 2009

The Democratic Party is panicking, lashing out like a cornered animal, all because its effort to take over the health care industry is coming apart like so much wet toilet paper.

David Limbaugh | August 07, 2009

Liberals say Republicans have no health care solutions. So their answer is to give us more of what caused most of the problems we have today: government intervention and control.

Oliver North | August 07, 2009

Former President William Jefferson Blythe Clinton has returned from Pyongyang, North Korea, with Al Gore's employees Laura Ling and Euna Lee.

Pat Buchanan | August 07, 2009

Reports of the death of the Republican Party appear to have been premature.

Michael Gerson | August 07, 2009

Barack Obama's political honeymoon is now over. It was steamy and nice while it lasted. The 44th president was elected as a voice of reason transcending stale ideological debates and a symbol of unity in a nation long afflicted by bigotry.

Suzanne Fields | August 07, 2009

Can it be possible that faceless bureaucrats get the power to decide how an aging person will be "counseled," regarding when and how to give up the breath of life? This was the question asked of the president by a woman named Mary at a town hall meeting for the American Association of Retired Persons.

Matt Towery | August 07, 2009

It's just one state. But it's one of the centers of African-American culture and influence in the nation. Atlanta, Georgia, with nearly six million residents in its metro area, is home to hundreds of top black musicians and other entertainers, civil rights leaders and business entrepreneurs.

Linda Chavez | August 07, 2009

Senate negotiators moved a step closer to a comprehensive health care package this week, but the American public seems increasingly wary of what "reform" might mean.

Jillian Bandes | August 07, 2009

British MEP Daniel Hannan’s case goes like this: once implemented, a government plan is almost irreversible, and almost inevitably continues to grow in size and cost.

Paul Greenberg | August 07, 2009

Harry Truman was said to have been in a philosophical mood -- he often was -- on leaving the White House as the most unpopular president since Herbert Hoover.

Marvin Olasky | August 07, 2009

New Orleans was once a city of American innovation: first opera house (1796), first Jewish U.S. senator (1852), first theater dedicated exclusively to showing motion pictures (1896), and, of course, first jazz.

Burt Prelutsky | August 07, 2009

So it was the other week when a reader, a black woman we’ll call Ms. D, took me to task for an article in which I not only shared my uncensored feelings about the Obamas, but also took the opportunity to attack Affirmative Action.

Ken Klukowski | August 07, 2009

My son just bought his first car this week at age sixteen. Not sixteen years; he’s only sixteen months. Yet Congress just forced my toddler to buy a car this week, a car that he’ll never even drive.

Charles Krauthammer | August 07, 2009

In 1986, Ronald Reagan and Bill Bradley created a legislative miracle. They fashioned a tax reform that stripped loopholes, political favors, payoffs, patronage and other corruptions out of the tax system. With the resulting savings, they lowered tax rates across the board.

Michelle Malkin | August 07, 2009

Czardom has its privileges. This week, President Obama's health care overlord, Nancy DeParle, launched a taxpayer-funded initiative to recruit an Internet Snitch Brigade that will combat "disinformation about health insurance reform."

Paul Driessen | August 07, 2009

Americans are justifiably wary about Congress rushing to overhaul our healthcare system – 17% of our economy – with little debate, analysis or bipartisan input.

Thu, Aug 06, 2009

David Harsanyi | August 06, 2009

If you're a virtuous and patriotic American, you may find this column either offensive or misleading. If so, please forward it to White House authorities at the Department of Fishy Activity.

Donald Lambro | August 06, 2009

After the Republicans' trouncing in the 2008 elections put the Democrats back in the White House and strengthened their grip on Congress, party strategists were gleefully writing the GOP's obituary.

Diana West | August 06, 2009

I saw some fresh figures on 2009 civilian casualties in Afghanistan this week from the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). They are, I'm betting, on the generous side both when it comes to counting casualties as "civilian," and counting "civilian casualties" as American-caused.

Janice Shaw Crouse | August 06, 2009

In an unprecedented move for American democracy, the Obama Administration is collecting names of citizens who disagree with their policies and legislative proposals.

Lisa A. Rickard | August 06, 2009

In 1789, American forefather Benjamin Franklin wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Fast forward to 2009, and it seems that some of our elected officials are trying to amend Franklin’s two certainties by adding a third: lawsuits.

Hugh Hewitt | August 06, 2009

President Obama's decision to unleash his operatives at the DNC, surrogates like Barbara Boxer, and his staff like Linda Douglas to slander and attempt to intimidate opponents of Obamacare not only has badly backfired, it has opened another front the president now finds himself fighting on.

Mario Diaz | August 06, 2009

In The Gay Science, German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche made a famous declaration that reflected a major shift in philosophical thinking. "Where has God gone?" asked a man in his book. "I shall tell you. We have killed him - you and I. We are his murderers,” came the response from a group of atheists.

Ross Mackenzie | August 06, 2009

Space and health, seemingly disconnected, join to provide important lessons about the nation.

Roger Schlesinger | August 06, 2009

As strange as it might be, it has come to my attention that the government has, on occasion, over promised and under delivered. Freely translated: they overestimated results and underestimated costs. It's really a rare occurrence, perhaps no more than once or twice a day that Congress is in session. The net result is we have passed the eyeballs, on the way up, in debt.

Matt Barber | August 06, 2009

He wanted a hard copy of a press release I sent out entitled: “ObamaCare Likely to Mandate Free ‘Sex-Change’ Surgeries.”

Cliff May | August 06, 2009

When it comes to peace in the Middle East, we've tried just about everything and nothing has worked. And if you believe that, there's a bridge over the River Jordan I want to sell you.

Ann Coulter | August 06, 2009

Show me RNC Chairman Michael Steele saying "I believe the birthers" and I'll give 10 percent of my book profits to Air America, raising their profits to -- let's see ... about 10 percent of my book profits.

Michael Barone | August 06, 2009

We Americans tend to take the great strengths of our country for granted.

Larry Elder | August 06, 2009

President Obama teaches us to address "race-based" disputes by seating the parties involved at his table over mugs of beer.

Jonah Goldberg | August 06, 2009

Joining Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., Cambridge cop Sgt. James Crowley and President Obama was a fourth "surprise guest" at last week's "beer summit": Vice President Biden.

Cal Thomas | August 06, 2009

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote an op-ed column for The Washington Post on Tuesday in defense of the Obama administration's efforts to "reform" health care.

Debra J. Saunders | August 06, 2009

You know that American voters aren't feeling the love for ObamaCare when House members hold town-hall meetings in their districts, only to be heckled and booed.

Steve Chapman | August 06, 2009

Instead of declaring war on Vicious Vodka, maybe disapproving government officials ought to try kicking back with an ice-cold glass of the stuff.

Emmett Tyrrell | August 06, 2009

Tyrrellism: blackening a person's reputation by quoting him. I wonder whether it is taught in journalism schools.

Larry Kudlow | August 06, 2009

At this moment in history, if we're going to use fiscal stimulus as Washington insists, I favor extending the cash-for-clunkers car-rebate program.

Kevin McCullough | August 06, 2009

Pardon me for asking such an obvious question, but what concern is it to the President or his administration if private citizens have disagreements, discussions, and dissections of his proposed take over of the health care industry?

Ken Blackwell | August 06, 2009

Their official non-official portrait stares out at us from the front page of the Washington Post.

Wed, Aug 05, 2009

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | August 05, 2009

Was it only a week ago this past Sunday that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the North Koreans "unruly children" on "Meet the Press" and said all they wanted was attention and that "we shouldn't give it to them"?

Michael Reagan | August 05, 2009

In last week's column, we discussed President Obama and his administration's dangerous habit of making important policy statements and decisions before having all of the facts available.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | August 05, 2009

These past few weeks, the American people have been exercising their rights and responsibilities as citizens, providing their representatives with feedback, and voicing their displeasure when they feel they are not being represented properly. Town hall meetings with representatives have provided citizens with forums where they can voice their opinions regarding the proposed health care legislation.

Dick Armey | August 05, 2009

As Congress begins its month-long August Recess (the House broke on July 31 and the Senate is due to leave town August 7) politicians may be evading Washington, D.C.’s sweltering summer heat, but for some the political temperature has just begun to rise.

Rich Tucker | August 05, 2009

Washington, D.C. insiders love to follow the minutiae.

Jerry Bowyer | August 05, 2009

A friend of mine in the radio business called me recently to ask what I think about the "performance tax" issue.

Michelle Malkin | August 05, 2009

The activist Left can't stand competition.

John Stossel | August 05, 2009

I keep reading about health-care "reform," but I have yet to see anyone explain how the government can make anything easier.

Walter E. Williams | August 05, 2009

"No one has a right to harm another." Just a little thought, along with a few examples, would demonstrate that blanket statement as pure nonsense.

Brent Bozell | August 05, 2009

Darlene Haynes was only 23 years old when another woman brutally slashed her open and removed her 8-month-old baby girl from her womb. Her decomposing body was found on July 27, wrapped in a blanket and dumped in a closet inside her apartment in Worcester, Mass.

Mike Adams | August 05, 2009

I would like for you to take the time to answer these questions for two reasons. First, I’ve spent a lot of time reading the health care bill. Second, and more importantly, the U.S. Congress has not spent much time reading the bill.

Jonah Goldberg | August 05, 2009

As you've no doubt heard, the "cash for clunkers" program gives buyers up to $4,500 of taxpayer dollars toward the purchase of a new car if they trade in their old cars for vehicles with better gas mileage.

Tony Blankley | August 05, 2009

The president's health care initiative is vulnerable to defeat (and the high esteem in which the public generally has held him is in jeopardy) because of unforced errors on his part deriving from the emerging legislation's failing to carry out his stated policy and because of his political and policy responses to that problem.

Michael Medved | August 05, 2009

Why do some victims of alleged police brutality merit more attention than others?

Michael Gerson | August 05, 2009

It is the eyes and arms of addicts that draw your attention. Eyes that are glassy, or unnaturally bright, or tired beyond exhaustion.

Ben Shapiro | August 05, 2009

Why did ABC, NBC, and CBS broadcast Obama's July 22 press conference - an atrocious, narcolepsy-inducing ode to arrogance in the midst of prime time?

David Harsanyi | August 05, 2009

Here's an idea: Let's give $50,000 to anyone looking to upgrade to a brand-spanking-new, environmentally friendly home. All we ask in return is that you burn your previous residence into a heap of smoldering cinder.

Jillian Bandes | August 05, 2009

The Senate is gearing up for a vote that will almost certainly lead to the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday or Friday. But a key Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee thinks that the strategies employed by his party during the hearings were effective in taking a stand against a larger principle of constitutional impartiality on the Court.

Austin Bay | August 05, 2009

The "reset" of U.S.-Russian relations, touted as a demonstrable change from Bush administration diplomacy, is, well, quite unsettled.

Paul Greenberg | August 05, 2009

If the Republicans in Washington are smart, and I'm not saying they are, they'd do well to get out of Nancy Pelosi's way. She may be just about the best politician the GOP has these days.

Donald Lambro | August 05, 2009

With Congress on vacation through Labor Day, the grassroots ad wars of August against Obama's government-run medical-care scheme is being fought out on a more level playing field.

Jacob Sullum | August 05, 2009

Lately, President Obama has begun calling his plan to reinvent America's health care system "insurance reform."

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | August 05, 2009

Social Security Benefits: Timing Can Make a Difference

Marybeth Hicks | August 05, 2009

It’s time to pull out the blood pressure cuff, and I’m not suggesting this as a do-it-yourself health care solution, though by the looks of things, it could come to that. Given the reforms suggested so far, DIY may be a viable alternative.

Ed Feulner | August 05, 2009

This year, millions of Americans accepted a salary freeze or even a pay cut so they could keep their jobs.

Tue, Aug 04, 2009

Thomas Sowell | August 04, 2009

As someone who was once rushed to a hospital in the middle of the night, because of taking a medication that millions of people take every day without the slightest problem, I have a special horror of life and death medical decisions being made by bureaucrats in Washington, about patients they have never laid eyes on.

Rich Galen | August 04, 2009

The House has already headed home for its August break, but the Senate is still in session. Among other things, the Senate will hold a confirmation vote this week on Sonia Sotomayor to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court which she will be when the Court opens for business on the first Monday in October probably with 65 or so votes.

Rebecca Hagelin | August 04, 2009

Our teenagers are more sexually active than any generation of youth before them. They also are consuming more pornography and compromising basic moral standards more often.

Thomas Sowell | August 04, 2009

"Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom." We have heard that many times. What is also the price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections.

Chuck Norris | August 04, 2009

Believe it or not, I'm not writing you to challenge whether or not you were born in America, though I see nothing wrong with the American public's voicing that constitutionally based grievance with someone in your esteemed position.

John Hawkins | August 04, 2009

To liberals, actually pointing out when they're lying through their teeth is considered to be dirty politics and, in the case of the Obama Administration, perhaps racist, too. Still, despite the risk of infuriating Barack Obama's dwindling number of supporters, someone needs to point out that he may already be able to challenge Bill Clinton for the title of the biggest liar ever to occupy the White House.

David Limbaugh | August 04, 2009

President Barack Obama is spreading disinformation about health care almost as quickly as he's driving up the national debt, such as that 47 million Americans can't get health care and that a government takeover would be a panacea.

Mona Charen | August 04, 2009

A nation of "good witnesses" -- is that what we aspire to be? Tame victims who hand over the money and file legible police reports?

Cal Thomas | August 04, 2009

While America debates whether the federal government should dictate which insurance policies and medical treatments it will allow us to have, here in the UK, the conversation has "advanced" to the approval of assisted suicide.

Dennis Prager | August 04, 2009

Readers on the left will be shocked, if not incredulous, to learn that neither I nor any conservative I know realized why the president asked Vice President Joseph Biden to join him, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley for their fabled “beer summit” at the White House.

Pat Buchanan | August 04, 2009

With "controlling costs" a primary goal of Obamacare, and half of all medical costs coming in the last six months of life, "rationed care" takes on a new meaning for us all.

Phyllis Schlafly | August 04, 2009

The National Education Association, which usually passes a dozen or more pro-homosexual resolutions every year at its annual national convention, this year in San Diego went all-out in support of same-sex marriage.

Bill Murchison | August 04, 2009

You can't make this stuff up. First, the name of the program -- Cash for Clunkers. Then the origin, the fountainhead -- to wit, the U.S. Congress.

Miriam Grossman, M.D. | August 04, 2009

The House of Representatives has approved an addition to the healthcare reform package.

Jon Sanders | August 04, 2009

Despite months of campaigning, pleading, browbeating, demonizing insurance companies and upstart Republicans and stretching the truth on a Procrustean bed of sound bytes, Pres. Obama is seeing increased opposition to his health care plan. As more facts about it emerge, the more people reject it.

Mon, Aug 03, 2009

Roger Schlesinger | August 03, 2009

I was struggling with the answer to the question of state unity, and the only clue I have that stopped me from saying “no” unequivocally is the fact that we can travel from state to state without a passport... for now!

Michael Fumento | August 03, 2009

"Realism is the special effect"

Burt Prelutsky | August 03, 2009

When people used to conjure up an example of a man frazzled to within an inch of his life, they would refer to a one-armed paperhanger.

Horace Cooper | August 03, 2009

Continuing mandates that ever greater percentages of the new vehicles manufactured must be either hybrids and/or emissions free vehicles can only be considered what economists call the "the Triumph of Hope over Experience." This mindset is damaging to the auto industry and to the taxpayer.

Terry Paulson | August 03, 2009

In response to California’s budget crisis, legislators and the governor have passed a budget fix that takes needed funds from our local governments.

Meredith Turney | August 03, 2009

Florida Gator quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow is known for being an unconventional college football player.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | August 03, 2009

On August 20, 2005 my wife and I sat in the office of a world famous surgeon from Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Saturday appointment struck us as an unusual time to meet with such a prestigious doctor. The hospital was like a ghost town – darkened hallways, empty offices and a skeletal staff poised at the main entrances for security. To our surprise, there were several families going in and out of the doctor’s office. He appeared without the traditional entourage of receptionists and assistants. Chipper and buoyant, the doctor greeted us with a glow and a smile.

Michael Barone | August 03, 2009

A teachable moment last Thursday night -- no, I'm not referring to the beer-in-the-garden session featuring Professor Henry Gates and Sgt. James Crowley and the shirtsleeved president and vice president.

Warren Throckmorton | August 03, 2009

Medicare, the nation’s health insurance program for disabled and elderly persons, turned 44 this week. The President and many Democrats want to make changes to the aging program as a part of health care reform. For instance, President Obama told the American Association of Retired Persons on July 28 that he wants to eliminate 177 billion in subsidies to the popular Medicare Advantage programs.

Nathan Tabor | August 03, 2009

The car business is part of the trickle-down economy so vilified by progressives.

Allen Hunt | August 03, 2009

I had hoped that President Obama would have read my words from last week by now.

Mike Adams | August 03, 2009

Under my plan, gays will no longer be among our most vulnerable citizens.

John Boehner | August 03, 2009

Today I am releasing a lighthearted video that underscores a very serious point that congressional Democrats are going to hear throughout August as they travel outside of Washington

Sun, Aug 02, 2009

Bruce Bialosky | August 02, 2009

It has taken six months, a few trillion dollars and the sacrifice of a few long-time foreign allies, but the Obama Administration has finally gotten something right.

David Stokes | August 02, 2009

It is pretty clear at this point that barring some kind of last minute reality check the Fairfax County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors will approve the Islamic Saudi Academy’s application for a special exemption this Monday, August 3rd.

Janet M. LaRue | August 02, 2009

Unless Holder considers "brandishing a 2-foot-long nightstick" just an innovative invitation to "talk with each other about things racial," it appears that his DOJ is cowering before the New Black Panthers.

Star Parker | August 02, 2009

I wish I could believe that the conversation in the White House garden was about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.

Ken Connor | August 02, 2009

Those who would defend human dignity in the face of science's relentless march towards "discovery" are once again under attack.

Salena Zito | August 02, 2009

Virginia will be the center of political attention this fall, thanks to the first statewide election in a battleground state since the 2008 presidential election.

Paul Jacob | August 02, 2009

If you want to know where Democrats want America to go, think "youth in Asia." Then spell it correctly.

Austin Hill | August 02, 2009

Since its release last Wednesday, July 29, much has been said and written about the new Rasmussen Reports poll, indicating that nearly one out of two U.S. voters believe that the nation’s best days are in the past.

Kevin McCullough | August 02, 2009

magine the government making an estimable promise of enormous proportion. Imagine the government pledging a promise so big that it would, in fact, as they would argue, actually save an entire sector of the economy.