Sun, Aug 30, 2009

Kevin McCullough | August 30, 2009

Never has an administration who had more firepower at their disposal, been set to so totally fail in the next six to eight weeks.

Sat, Aug 29, 2009

Doug Giles | August 29, 2009

Glenn said this past week that Barack’s minions were actually calling his show while he was on air because he was being a meany.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | August 29, 2009

After vowing not to become involved in recriminations over the Bush anti-terror policies, President Obama has allowed his attorney general, Eric Holder, to appoint a special prosecutor to dig up all the dirt he can find on the CIA and the anti-terror investigators whose aggressive questioning saved us from countless attacks.

Tom Borelli | August 29, 2009

The politics of business is getting perilous for CEOs trying to traverse the ideological battle between capitalism and socialism.

Fri, Aug 28, 2009

Steve Buyer | August 28, 2009

President Obama has attempted to alleviate veterans’ concerns about the negative impact of national healthcare reform legislation.

Caroline Glick | August 28, 2009

On Tuesday the Guardian reported that the Obama administration is now making Israel an offer it can't refuse: In exchange for a government order to freeze construction for Jews in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, the administration will adopt a "much tougher line with Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons program."

Oliver North | August 28, 2009

It is amazing how a change of geography can alter perception. In the weeks leading up to this, my 16th Fox News deployment to cover the fight against radical Islamic terror, the news was full of attacks on civilian contractors.

Brent Bozell | August 28, 2009

Our national media are treating the passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy as a historic event, more historic even than the deaths of presidents like Gerald Ford. Is this level of attention warranted?

Eva Lorraine Molina | August 28, 2009

As our society abandons the conservative values that make women into ladies, women with grace and dignity have become an endangered species—especially on today’s college campuses. The kind of woman who inspired Tom Jones’ song “She’s a Lady” has become an antiquated figure from America’s past.

Paul Kengor | August 28, 2009

If Bush’s proposal had been placed on referendum, I suspect taxpayers might have handily rejected it. Certainly no group of taxpayers has generously stepped forward with a cool $15 billion for African AIDS relief.

Robert Knight | August 28, 2009

Liberals can’t stop talking about “death panels.” Sarah Palin introduced the term on her Facebook page to describe the likelihood that faceless Obamacare bureaucrats would decide people’s fates. Predictably, Mrs. Palin is being assailed from every corner of the media for providing the catch phrase for what everyone else is thinking.

Kathryn Lopez | August 28, 2009

The mix of politics and religion can be an intoxicating cocktail. Just now, you can smell the incense everywhere, from Martha's Vineyard to Washington.

La Shawn Barber | August 28, 2009

Colleges and universities either prohibited by law from factoring race into admissions decisions or those that prefer a subtler approach to admitting applicants based on race do so by measuring personality, leadership qualities, life experiences, creativity, resilience, and other "noncognitive" factors.

Joseph C. Phillips | August 28, 2009

One of the more pernicious myths surrounding the debate over health care is the oft repeated claim that conservatives do not want reform. Nonsense! What we do not want is the warm bucket of snake oil currently being sold to the American people by this administration.

Dan Kennedy | August 28, 2009

Immediately following Obama's coup at General Motors, and near-takeover of Chrysler as well, there was about two weeks of news coverage of the shocking number of dealerships summarily, and seemingly arbitrarily, put out of business.

Samantha Hagan | August 28, 2009

In 1715, a public weapons magazine was built in the center of the Colonial Virginian capital of Williamsburg. It was erected to house weapons and supplies necessary for the defense of the colony against slave revolts, Native American attacks, and pirate raids. But in 1775, the small brick building became a flash point of the American Revolution when Patrick Henry led a citizens’ militia of up to 500 armed men against the Royal Government of Virginia.

Michelle Malkin | August 28, 2009

How much more suffering does the Obama administration want to inflict upon American relatives of the Lockerbie bombing murder victims?

Jonah Goldberg | August 28, 2009

If you read the newspapers or watch the news, you will encounter a long list of accomplishments by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. One thing you're less likely to hear, however, is that in his death, Kennedy proved Rush Limbaugh right.

David Limbaugh | August 28, 2009

It's true that Barack Obama's approval ratings began at the North Pole and are already hovering around the equator. But given what he's said and done, it is quite remarkable, frankly, that they aren't firmly planted at the South Pole.

Mona Charen | August 28, 2009

The death of Sen. Edward Kennedy, we are being told, should strengthen our resolve to act in a bipartisan fashion. Many of the tributes, from former presidents and Republican colleagues, have stressed the late senator's willingness to find "common ground." Well, since ancient Rome we've been exhorted not to speak ill of the dead. But neither should we completely disfigure the truth.

Pat Buchanan | August 28, 2009

Eric Holder has named a special prosecutor to go after the "rough men" who, to keep us sleeping peacefully at night, went too far in frightening Khalid Sheik Muhammad, the engineer of the September massacres. Yet, it seems now indisputable that those CIA interrogators, with their rough methods, got vital intelligence that saved American lives, as Dick Cheney has consistently contended.

Michael Gerson | August 28, 2009

The Virginia election, in less than 70 days, may symbolize the Obama backlash, with broad implications for his agenda. More importantly, it may show Republicans a responsible way to win in the Obama era.

Suzanne Fields | August 28, 2009

This is everybody's bummer of a season, particularly these rough weeks for Barack Obama. You could call this a summer of discontent, but there's nothing poetic about it. The president warns that the economy will only get considerably worse before it gets better.

Jillian Bandes | August 28, 2009

Ted Kennedy had an immeasurable impact on the American political landscape during his time in office and has been praised by feminists as a champion of women’s rights.

Linda Chavez | August 28, 2009

Liberalism lost its most reliable champion with the passing of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy this week. The senator virtually defined American liberalism for his 47 years in public office and it is not easy to see who will step into his role. But before his body has even been laid to rest, some of his colleagues are hoping to use the senator's death to push through ObamaCare. Several senators have urged that legislation be named in Kennedy's honor in hopes that his Senate colleagues, including Republicans, be persuaded to pass a bill quickly.

John Zmirak | August 28, 2009

Here's an irony for you: Each year, the most prestigious universities in America—some of them founded long before our country—are ranked to great fanfare by the staff of a third-tier news magazine that has actually stopped its print edition.

Gary Bauer | August 28, 2009

A Thought Experiment: You walk into your home to find an armed intruder threatening to shoot your spouse and children, trapped with nowhere to run. Fortunately, you have a gun. You try to negotiate, but the intruder is in no mood to talk. His intention is murder. You have seconds to decide. What do you do?

Charles Krauthammer | August 28, 2009

Obamacare Version 1.0 is dead. The 1,000-page monstrosity that emerged in various editions from Congress was done in by widespread national revulsion not just at its expense and intrusiveness but at the mendacity with which it is being sold.

Thu, Aug 27, 2009

Paul Greenberg | August 27, 2009

There will be no shortage of fond memories and good words aplenty from those Senator Ted Kennedy favored with patronage or praise or just a word of support. Their number includes the current president of the United States when he was still a presidential candidate. Sen. Kennedy was never one to underestimate the power of doing a friend or even an enemy a favor. Now, with the news of his death, the Kennedy mystique/myth will be dusted off and rolled out once again.

David Harsanyi | August 27, 2009

Forget death panels. If you're really interested in putting a stop to the public option (and some truly entertaining town hall meetings), let's talk circumcision panels.

Donald Lambro | August 27, 2009

Democrat Jon Corzine won the governorship of New Jersey four years ago pledging to bring needed change to a state defined by corruption and the highest property taxes in the country.

Diana West | August 27, 2009

Something about the death of a famous liberal person turns the media into grieving widows whose dictum against speaking "ill" of the dead eliminates all sober analysis of the life in question. Once, death in the passing parade came to us, more or less, in "just-the-facts, ma'am" obituaries. Now, breaking, live and for the duration, a celebratory loop plays on about even the most mixed and controversial public lives.

Janet M. LaRue | August 27, 2009

ObamaCare needs a crash cart. It's so ominous that President Barack Obama is partnering with God and the God-squad to keep the American people from pulling the plug.

Danny Tarkanian | August 27, 2009

Today Senator Reid is holding a teleconference where he will accept screened questions from selected constituents. It’s unfortunate that Senator Reid has declined to hold even a single public town hall for his constituents on the principal reform issue of our day, instead ducking debate and calling constituents who oppose his far-reaching agenda names such as “evil-mongers” and “phonies.”

Ira Mehlman | August 27, 2009

The professional chattering class - the men and women who appear on television and radio and explain how the world works to the rest of us- are fond of castigating politicians who vote on complex legislation without having read the bills. It seems the politicians are not the only ones who refuse to let ignorance get in the way of expressing an opinion.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | August 27, 2009

Leftist elites are up in arms about Americans up in arms. At two recent Obama town hall meetings, men exercising their Second Amendment rights were spotted carrying firearms.

Rich Tucker | August 27, 2009

“If geo-engineers have a natural enemy, it is the sun,” writes Graeme Wood in the August issue of The Atlantic. “Their first impulse is to try to block it out.”

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | August 27, 2009

The pushback on health care change is just a bunch of bed-wetting for no particular reason, according to President Obama and his White House press secretary.

Cliff May | August 27, 2009

During the 1990s, most of us thought we were living in a period of unprecedented peace and prosperity. We even spent the "peace dividend" - cutting resources for intelligence and the military.

Jillian Bandes | August 27, 2009

With a long road ahead before Afghanistan’s first presidential election is decided, a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll showed a majority of Americans have no faith in the ability of U.S. troops to keep the peace in the country.

Hugh Hewitt | August 27, 2009

President Obama's summer vacation was well timed to avoid having to be close to reporters when his Administration's budget revision was released this week.

Michael Barone | August 27, 2009

As it becomes clear that a large percentage of Americans are rebelling against the prospect of a larger, more intrusive government, debate among supporters of the Democratic agenda has focused on tactics.

Larry Elder | August 27, 2009

Assisting the needy in health care is a "moral imperative" -- not a constitutional right. The two are as different as a squirt gun and an Uzi. If something is not permitted under our Constitution, the federal government simply cannot do it. Period.

Cal Thomas | August 27, 2009

After pledging during last year's presidential campaign, and as recently as the spring, not to re-visit the past, the Obama administration, in the person of Attorney General Eric Holder, has named a special prosecutor to go after CIA interrogators who pried information from terrorist suspects, preventing more deadly assaults on the country.

Cal Thomas | August 27, 2009

Most of my adult life has been intertwined with the Kennedy family. As a freshman at American University in 1960, I stayed up late watching the election returns, as John F. Kennedy barely eked out a victory over Richard Nixon.

Michael Gerson | August 27, 2009

At first it seemed plausible that President Obama had a communications problem on health care -- to which the solution was always more and more Obama. But exposure did not translate into persuasion.

Debra J. Saunders | August 27, 2009

Earlier this month, three federal judges -- Stephen Reinhardt, Lawrence Karlton and Thelton Henderson -- ordered the release of more than 40,000 of California's 160,000 inmates.

Matt Towery | August 27, 2009

Michael Savage, the third-most-listened-to radio talk show host in the United States, was lumped together on a list of "undesirables" with terrorists and murderers.

Steve Chapman | August 27, 2009

Americans are practical people, which is why they tend to pay heed when Dick Cheney says the harsh methods used by the CIA on suspected terrorists were not merely efficacious but indispensable.

Emmett Tyrrell | August 27, 2009

According to the Gallup Poll, the Prophet Obama's job approval is now at its lowest since his coronation. It began at 70 percent. Now it is at 51 percent.

Ross Mackenzie | August 27, 2009

Ever wish you could chat with the president? Here's how a conversation might go....

Bob McEwen | August 27, 2009

Contrary to what President Obama wants you believe, the problem with rising health care costs is not greedy doctors or insurance companies-it's something economists call third party purchases. And his reforms even with the public option will only make matters worse.

Wed, Aug 26, 2009

Ann Coulter | August 26, 2009

Apparently, promising to cut costs by having a panel of Washington bureaucrats (for short, "The Death Panel") deny medical treatment wasn't a popular idea with most Americans. So liberals started claiming something else.

Roger Schlesinger | August 26, 2009

Now, perhaps it is time to face reality and also proceed with your dreams. Yes, Virginia, there is a way to do that and I am about to lay it out for you.

Michael Reagan | August 26, 2009

At a time when civilized nations are continuing to wage a collective and challenging fight against terrorist organizations, and the rogue nations that harbor them, this week's release by Scottish officials of one of the masterminds behind the 1988 Lockerbie bombing constitutes a major setback.

Sandy Rios | August 26, 2009

Jacqueline Jackson broke her leg. It was August, and she and her husband, the Reverend Jessie Jackson, were visiting the Ivory Coast. Without warning, a performance stage collapsed under the weight of dancers and somehow Jackie Jackson was injured.

George Will | August 26, 2009

At the Democrats' 1960 convention in Los Angeles that nominated John Kennedy, his 28-year-old brother Ted was standing with the Wyoming delegation when it sealed the victory. He was then a sibling for minor missions. He would become the most consequential brother.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | August 26, 2009

Last week, the administration showed just how desperate it is to pass its healthcare plan. Despite the president ignoring the National Day of Prayer and failing to join a church in DC, he mustered enough faith to call on the Church community to participate in a national conference call.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | August 26, 2009

Dear Carrie: On the $1 million lifetime exclusion: Is that per recipient or giver? Is the $1 million exclusion per spouse or per family? -- Debbie

Jillian Bandes | August 26, 2009

The town hall held by Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) on Tuesday night was a fun house. Rampant interruptions and forceful questioning plagued the Congressman at every turn.

Michelle Malkin | August 26, 2009

Savor the silence of America's self-serving champions of privacy. For once, the American Civil Liberties Union has nothing bad to say about the latest case of secret domestic surveillance -- because it is the ACLU that committed the spying.

John Stossel | August 26, 2009

Choice and competition would be good. They would indeed reduce costs. If only the president meant it. Or understood it.

Walter E. Williams | August 26, 2009

When parents plunk down $20, $30, $40 and maybe $50 thousand this fall for a year's worth of college room, board and tuition, it might be relevant to ask: What will their children learn in return?

Brent Bozell | August 26, 2009

The death of columnist and reporter Bob Novak was a sad occasion for conservatives who voraciously read his columns and cheered his verbal punches on cable television for decades.

Mike Adams | August 26, 2009

It was really awesome when David, an ex-student of mine, reached out to me in February wanting to hear more about my conversion to Christianity. It was far more awesome when he accepted Christ a few weeks later.

Jonah Goldberg | August 26, 2009

The fight over health care took the most interesting turn last week. President Obama briefly switched from wonkish frippery about bending cost curves to speaking of faith.

Tony Blankley | August 26, 2009

On May 27, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson had telephone conversations about Vietnam with McGeorge Bundy, his national security adviser, and Sen. Richard Russell, chairman of the Armed Services Committee.

Michael Medved | August 26, 2009

Government at all levels now eats up twice the share of the national economy it consumed 60 years ago. Are the government services you receive twice as valuable?

Terry Jeffrey | August 26, 2009

Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, according to the 9-11 commission report, was the mastermind of the Oct. 12, 2000, attack on the U.S.S. Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors.

Ben Shapiro | August 26, 2009

Every insurgency has a long-term plan. That plan isn't military victory. It's tacit alliance with naysayers or sympathizers from the opposing force who are all too willing to undermine the war effort.

David Harsanyi | August 26, 2009

One of the more ridiculed schemes to emerge from the Bush administration was the color-coded terror alert system. But the idea isn't totally useless.

Austin Bay | August 26, 2009

"Communazi" became magazine shorthand for their collaboration, dark slang connecting the two totalitarian ideologies of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany after they ratified the Hitler-Stalin Pact.

Jacob Sullum | August 26, 2009

Depending on your view of the Bush administration's "enhanced interrogation techniques," this spontaneously expressed fear shows either that the officers knew they were breaking the law or that they worried they would be punished for policy decisions made by their superiors.

Marybeth Hicks | August 26, 2009

I finally had to sit down with my 11-year-old daughter for “the talk.” Despite my best efforts to preserve her innocence and protect her from growing up too quickly, I simply had to tell her some important facts of life.

Tue, Aug 25, 2009

Michael Fumento | August 25, 2009

There was never doubt that whenever the economy began turning around the Obama administration, and especially the $787 billion stimulus package, would get the credit. “Absolutely” the stimulus package was working, Christina D. Romer, Chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, insisted in an August 6 address to the Economic Club of Washington D.C. Yet she accompanied that talk with contradictory evidence – which is about par considering that since joined the administration Ms. Romer has herself become a contradiction.

Donald Lambro | August 25, 2009

America's fiscal and economic outlook is looking a lot bleaker under President Obama's impotent and misguided spending-stimulus policies. While there are fragile signs the recession appears to be bottoming out and making a tenuous comeback in parts of the economy, the painfully slow turnaround has had little to do with the Democrats' huge $800 billion spending binge that hasn't made a dent in the nation's unemployment rate.

Janice Shaw Crouse | August 25, 2009

I sat at a picnic table listening to various mothers discussing their hectic schedules trying to keep up with teenage daughters, all on the same sports team.

Thomas Sowell | August 25, 2009

Many of the issues of our times are hard to understand without understanding the vision of the world that they are part of. Whether the particular issue is education, economics or medical care, the preferred explanation tends to be an external explanation-- that is, something outside the control of the individuals directly involved.

Guy Benson | August 25, 2009

How did thousands of Americans, who had never contacted the White House previously, receive unsolicited political emails authored by top administration strategist David Axelrod?

Chuck Norris | August 25, 2009

Ever heard the saying "absence of evidence is not evidence of absence"? That's true for any of the 1,000-plus-page versions of Obamacare.

John Hawkins | August 25, 2009

Barrack Obama and his pals in the mainstream media are doing everything in their power to keep people from finding out the truth about the health care bills that are winding their way through Congress.

David Limbaugh | August 25, 2009

So here I am feeling a lot better about the possibility of rolling back Obama statism, when I come across an AP report that Sen. John McCain is throwing President Barack Obama a health care life raft. It's official; the Beltway GOP simply can't stand "prosperity."

Mona Charen | August 25, 2009

The lights are going out in Venezuela. The Chavez-controlled legislature passed an education bill on Aug. 13 that will extinguish the last glimmers of free thought in the country's classrooms.

Cal Thomas | August 25, 2009

Remember when the deficit was so bad that Democrats said we (or more accurately the Republicans) were placing a terrible burden on our grandchildren?

Pat Buchanan | August 25, 2009

How many times in the last decade have the political leaders of either party stood up and declared, "No, we cannot afford this."

Debra J. Saunders | August 25, 2009

When convicted Pan Am Flight 103 killer Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi landed to a hero's welcome in Libya last week, there was no question about it: Our Betters in Europe got rolled.

Paul Greenberg | August 25, 2009

It's nothing new for president and people to drift apart. Any more than there's anything remarkable about the ebb and flow of fickle American public opinion in general.

Phyllis Schlafly | August 25, 2009

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said one correct thing: health care legislation is our "opportunity, not of a lifetime, but of the century."

Rebecca Hagelin | August 25, 2009

I'll always remember how magical it was to see Tinker Bell flitter across the TV screen. She would touch the top of Cinderella's Castle with her magic wand and release a million tiny sparkles that cascaded down the television screen and seemingly into my living room.

Ed Feulner | August 25, 2009

During the John Adams administration, Americans were offered a chance to bribe their way out of a war. Most responded by chanting, “Millions for defense, not a penny for tribute.”

Bill Murchison | August 25, 2009

If the left wing of the left wing of the left wing in American life doesn't control most of the Obama farmstead's best and richest acreage, it could be time for new spectacles -- since things surely look that way.

Lorie Byrd | August 25, 2009

The Travel Channel had an “extreme” marathon this weekend – Extreme Waterparks, Extreme Terror Rides, Extreme Restaurants, etc. In the Extreme Towns episode, there was a segment on the town of Metropolis, Illionois, featuring a picture of Barack Obama standing in the Superman pose in front of the town’s 15-foot tall, 2-ton bronze Superman statue.

Dennis Prager | August 25, 2009

Whenever I think that some Western country or institution has reached a low point, shortly thereafter, sometimes the very next week, another Western government or institution proves me too optimistic.

Mon, Aug 24, 2009

Robert Knight | August 24, 2009

Signs direct tourists to gaze guiltily across a canyon to hillside damage done when Route 82 was constructed. The bare cliff looks remarkably similar to many areas where avalanches have scraped away tons of rock.

Ashley Herzog | August 24, 2009

Feminist proponents of “comprehensive sexuality education” like to portray themselves as advocates of science, bravely battling religious conservatives who preach bigotry and gender stereotypes to schoolchildren.

Joseph C. Phillips | August 24, 2009

What would a town hall on race look like? I do not mean the aesthetics – the color of the carpet or where panelists would sit, but the guts of it – the substance.

Bruce Bialosky | August 24, 2009

The conventional wisdom that has been in place for at least two decades has been that the people now known as Palestinians should have a country that is their own.

Michael Barone | August 24, 2009

Colorado, where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, has some claim to be on the leading edge of American politics.

Star Parker | August 24, 2009

President Obama took his case for what he now calls "health insurance reform" to the faith community.

Jillian Bandes | August 24, 2009

The election of Audra Shay to chairwoman of the Young Republican National Federation in July stirred up strong reactions from critics; it remains to be seen how the new leader will both remake her image and steer the organization in a time of ardent GOP activism.

Carol Platt Liebau | August 24, 2009

Certainly, it’s easy to be flip if, like the President, one is in one’s forties, in vibrant health – and powerful enough to ensure that loved ones will receive all the treatment they will ever need.

Rachel Marsden | August 24, 2009

A burqini is an outfit now worn by Muslim women in pools, most closely resembling a full tracksuit, with an added head covering or veil.

Sun, Aug 23, 2009

David Stokes | August 23, 2009

Leon was a short, thin, 28-year old man. A self-described anarchist – a term that would translate today as terrorist – he determined to commit an act of murder. His target was the President of the United States.

Salena Zito | August 23, 2009

Former President Bill Clinton quipped to a couple thousand liberal bloggers in Pittsburgh last week that the great thing about being a former president is that you can say whatever you want.

Austin Hill | August 23, 2009

What if a health care bill actually passes in the Congress, and President Obama signs it into law?

Debra J. Saunders | August 23, 2009

How do you run for California's top political offices when you often have failed to vote yourself and have no political experience?

Steve Chapman | August 23, 2009

The American medical system has the latest technology, the greatest variety of new drugs and unparalleled resources. But anyone who thinks we're getting something great for our dollars inevitably encounters a two-word rebuke: infant mortality.

Ken Connor | August 23, 2009

We're all familiar with the saying "There ought to be a law!" but in America today, "There ought to be an entitlement program!" has become the unspoken antecedent to this age-old expression.

George Will | August 23, 2009

We are already testing whether President Obama and other statists who have given his administration and this Congress their ideological cast have a doctrine analogous to Brezhnev's.

Paul Jacob | August 23, 2009

Build a better mousetrap and the world beats a pathway to your door. Offer up a toughtful, honest policy proposal and partisans begin their ritual shout-down protests.

Kevin McCullough | August 23, 2009

President Barack Obama has taken to a unique and possibly quite macabre strategy into the August recess.