Sat, Sep 26, 2009

Doug Giles | September 26, 2009

What else ticks the Left off about ACORN being uncovered assisting in some of the worst kind of scandalous scat known to mankind?

Ken Connor | September 26, 2009

There's an old adage popular among lawyers: If your case is weak on the law, pound the facts. If it's weak on the facts, pound the law. If your case is weak on the facts and the law, pound the table.

Jillian Bandes | September 26, 2009

A Muslim prayer gathering on Capitol Hill on Friday was attended by maybe a tenth of the 50,000 people organizers were expecting. The event's PR was even less successful than its attendance, with conservative media outlets claiming that the event's two main organizers had a history of defending terrorism, making anti-Semitic comments, and expressing anti-American views.

Larry Kudlow | September 26, 2009

Attendees of the G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh and members of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington should carefully read a Wall Street Journal op-ed by Fed Governor Kevin Warsh. In a piece titled "The Fed's Job Is Only Half Over," the former Wall Street investment banker sends a shot across the global economic bow. He says the Fed's job will not be done until it removes the easy-money policies put in place over the past year. In other words, an exit strategy.

Fri, Sep 25, 2009

Robert Knight | September 25, 2009

Visitors to Washington D.C. today got to hear what residents in Hamtramck and Dearborn, Michigan, as well as areas of London, Amsterdam and other Western cities already endure five times a day: The sound of amplified Muslim prayers lifted to Allah.

Kathryn Lopez | September 25, 2009

Earlier this summer, former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin was criticized for deploying hyperbole in her opposition of health-care-reform proposals on the table in Washington, D.C.

Rich Tucker | September 25, 2009

A Washington tell-all book is seldom a good place to look for political wisdom. But, whether he meant to or not, former White House speechwriter Matt Latimer’s new book, “Speech-Less: Tales of a White House Survivor,” makes at least one important point: politics should be about ideas, not personalities.

Janice Shaw Crouse | September 25, 2009

Nearly 90 percent of Americans responded to a poll sponsored by ABC News, USA Today and the Kaiser Family Foundation saying that they were satisfied with the health care coverage that they already have.

Michelle Malkin | September 25, 2009

When the White House announced plans for the president's nationwide address to schoolchildren two weeks ago, worried parents were dismissed as "kooks." We pointed to the subtext of "social justice" activism rampant in American classrooms.

Brent Bozell | September 25, 2009

During his 20-year reign at Disney, Michael Eisner's commitment to family values was viewed with suspicion by many. The worries apparently were well-founded.

Mike Adams | September 25, 2009

Members of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at Michigan State University (MSU) didn’t know what they were getting into when they tried to suppress the free speech rights of Professor Indrek Wichman.

Jonah Goldberg | September 25, 2009

America is 233 years old. Some think that there are ample accomplishments speaking to our character and cause that predate Obama's ascension to the presidency.

David Limbaugh | September 25, 2009

Sen. Jim DeMint predicted that Obamacare would be President Barack Obama's Waterloo. While that's certainly a strong possibility, Obama has other Waterloos in the wings competing for the prize, such as his monstrous deficits and his disastrous foreign policy.

Mona Charen | September 25, 2009

President Obama's speech to the United Nations has been called naive and even "post-American." It was something else, as well: the most extravagant excursion into self-worship we have yet seen in an American leader.

Oliver North | September 25, 2009

Our Fox News' "War Stories" team is cleaning our gear and packing up to go home. The special operations teams that "hosted" us for a half-dozen carefully planned and executed raids against the Taliban have showered us with patches, "challenge coins" and mementos accumulated since we arrived last month.

Pat Buchanan | September 25, 2009

While America was consumed this summer with quarrels over town-hall radicals, "death panels," the "public option" and racism's role in the plunging polls of Barack, what happens to health care is not going to change the history of the world.

Michael Gerson | September 25, 2009

The transformation of Germany in the 1920s and '30s from the nation of Goethe to the nation of Goebbels is a specter that haunts, or should haunt, every nation.

Suzanne Fields | September 25, 2009

Autumn in Washington is often cruel. The heat and the humidity have lifted, and Congress returns more or less refreshed from summer vacation, but the pressure cooker continues to cook politics.

David Harsanyi | September 25, 2009

This week, President Barack Obama spoke to the United Nations General Assembly and insisted that Israel and the Palestinians negotiate "without preconditions" (well, excluding the effective precondition that Israeli settlements are "illegitimate," according to the administration -- so no preconditions means feel free to rocket Israel while you talk).

Diana West | September 25, 2009

There are many reasons to fire Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, and all of them are contained within his 66-page "assessment" of the war in Afghanistan.

Linda Chavez | September 25, 2009

For the first time in decades, the number of foreign-born individuals living in the United States declined last year, according to new numbers released by the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The drop was small, from 12.6 percent of the U.S. population to 12.5 percent of the population, but it is significant nonetheless.

Paul Greenberg | September 25, 2009

Not that folks with an iPhone, complete with camera app, need be reminded, but it's definitely a visual age. Which could explain why it's a vulgarized one. Nothing can be hinted at any longer, it must be shown.

Donald Lambro | September 25, 2009

President Obama recently told the United Nations that the era of George W. Bush's foreign policy was over and that he is taking a bold new approach to international diplomacy and dealing with the world's troublemakers.

Paul Rohrer | September 25, 2009

By unilaterally abandoning U.S. missile defense installations in Poland and the Czech Republic, President Obama has taken yet another step toward militarily and diplomatically disarming the United States and our allies in the face of Iran’s nuclear program.

Charles Krauthammer | September 25, 2009

After the plain pine box is lowered into the grave, the mourners are asked to come forward -- immediate family first -- and shovel dirt onto the casket. Only when it is fully covered, only when all that can be seen is dust, is the ceremony complete.

Brian C. Jones | September 25, 2009

Matt Latimer is but another in a long line of former White House staffers who demean the amazing opportunity to work at the highest levels of our republic by trashing it and selling it.

Thu, Sep 24, 2009

Nathan Tabor | September 24, 2009

Whenever I'm in a debate regarding left-wing media bias, I find it useful to mention the treatment of Vice President Dan Quayle as opposed to the treatment of Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden by members of the Fourth Estate.

Hugh Hewitt | September 24, 2009

Meg Whitman declared her candidacy to become California's next governor --and its first woman governor-- on Tuesday, and on Wednesday she was on my radio show talking in great detail about her agenda.

Tarren Bragdon | September 24, 2009

Tarren Bragdon: Reading the bill and knowing how much it costs are the first two items on Senator Olympia Snowe's health care reform agenda. The failure of Democrats on the Finance Committee to recognize that fact may very well signal the end of any hope for bipartisanship in health care reform.

Cliff May | September 24, 2009

In 1996, Vice President Al Gore was named by President Bill Clinton to chair the White House Commission on Aviation Safety.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | September 24, 2009

"I can't watch anymore," my friend Wes said yesterday in reference to the current administration. "It's just more than I can take."

Jillian Bandes | September 24, 2009

How is the Left attempting to deflect the undercover ACORN stings? Critics have three major complaints.

Michael Barone | September 24, 2009

In the early 1980s, while planning a vacation in Latin America, I went to bookstores to look for histories of the region. All I could find were Marxist tracts arguing that "the people" were exploited by greedy corporations and military dictators, all propped up by the United States.

Larry Elder | September 24, 2009

Dear Madame Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, I apologized to President Obama for my "you lie" outburst during his recent speech. The President immediately accepted my apology.

Cal Thomas | September 24, 2009

Radio and TV commentator Glenn Beck was mentioned three times in separate opinion columns on the same day and in an article the next day in The New York Times, possibly a record for someone who does not hold elective office.

Matt Towery | September 24, 2009

Current trends tell us that the Republican Party's best chance to regain power is to put forth the philosophy that elevated the GOP starting with the rise of Ronald Reagan: to the greatest extent possible, keep government out of our lives.

Rachel Marsden | September 24, 2009

Deet deet deet deet...breaking news....breaking news...this is your reality check live from the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

Emmett Tyrrell | September 24, 2009

Newt Gingrich is not the only observer to recognize that we face four years of high seas, after which a Reagan or a Roosevelt (any Roosevelt) will be exigent.

Ross Mackenzie | September 24, 2009

Barack Obama has rescued the nation -- verily, the world -- from economic collapse. He stands on the cusp of achieving higher quality health care at lower cost -- for every American. Now he's moving to extend his magic to matters foreign.

Wed, Sep 23, 2009

Ann Coulter | September 23, 2009

The way I remember it, Republicans swept Congress in 1994 not because Clinton failed to nationalize health care, but because he tried to nationalize health care.

Michael Reagan | September 23, 2009

Today, as you read this column in your favorite newspaper, I hope that you can appreciate the irony of where I am choosing to voice my opposition to President Obama's expressed "happiness" to look at proposals to provide federal funding to help "rescue" the struggling print segment of the Fourth Estate.

Andrew Tallman | September 23, 2009

As you continue to advocate for health care reform I wanted to take a moment to express my concern. First, I am pleased with my current health plan—both the health care itself and the price I pay for it.

John Boehner | September 23, 2009

“If you misrepresent what's in this plan, we will call you out,” President Obama warned in his health care address to Congress earlier this month.

Terry Paulson | September 23, 2009

In tough economic times, offhand comments by politicians and media pundits can have a profound impact on important segments of our economy.

Thomas Sowell | September 23, 2009

There is so much for high school seniors and their parents to know about colleges that they not only need to get a lot of information but also need to make sure it is the right kind of information.

Michelle Malkin | September 23, 2009

Terror suspect Najibullah Zazi has done us all a favor. But is it enough to rouse a nation in permanent snooze-button mode?

John Stossel | September 23, 2009

When I announced last week that I was leaving ABC for Fox, some readers complained about my "bias."

Walter E. Williams | September 23, 2009

Capitalism is an economic system characterized by private ownership and control over the means of production. The distribution of goods and services and their prices are mainly determined by competition in a free market.

S. E. Cupp | September 23, 2009

Race was always a hot-button topic in this country, and it still is. But the sharpness of that threat has been dulled a bit.

Brent Bozell | September 23, 2009

Following his usual mantra that "to watch me is to love me," Barack Obama appeared on five Sunday interview shows and since that wasn't enough, then the David Letterman show on Monday night.

Mike Adams | September 23, 2009

During his first year at Humboldt State University (HSU) - as a tenure-track professor in the Psychology Department - faculty and students tried to silence Mark Harwood on a number of occasions.

Jonah Goldberg | September 23, 2009

"I am so nostalgic." That's the phrase I associate most with Irving Kristol, who died last week at the age of 89.

Michael Medved | September 23, 2009

The last 65 years of presidential history show one clear, consistent preference on the part of the American electorate: the public feels vastly more comfortable with divided government, and grows worried and disillusioned under one-party rule.

Michael Gerson | September 23, 2009

Two Octobers ago, the Dalai Lama received the Congressional Gold Medal, one of America's highest civilian honors, in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 23, 2009

Now that the various health care plans are being reduced to print, the financial details are emerging and with them a fundamental conclusion is becoming evident: The Obama plan is a giant tax increase for much of the American people (not just the rich).

Terry Jeffrey | September 23, 2009

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency in the Department of Homeland Security that is responsible for securing the nation's land borders, says it will increase its goal for the number of border miles it will have under "effective control" in fiscal year 2010, CBP Director of Media Relations Lloyd Easterling told me this week.

Ben Shapiro | September 23, 2009

On Sept. 16, ex-president Jimmy Carter excoriated opponents of President Barack Obama as racists. "I think people who [attack] Obama have been influenced to a major degree by a belief that he should not be president because he happens to be African-American," Carter blathered.

David Harsanyi | September 23, 2009

If Jesus raised the dead tomorrow, our science czar probably would be too busy calculating the carbon footprint to find salvation.

Jacob Sullum | September 23, 2009

At a July press conference, President Obama claimed "the average American family is paying thousands of dollars in hidden costs" because uncompensated health care for the uninsured drives up the price of medical coverage. In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, by contrast, he said uncompensated care costs the average family $900.

Marybeth Hicks | September 23, 2009

Several mothers of girls ages 10 to 12 want to know if they should allow their daughters to buy instrumental versions of two currently popular – though extremely inappropriate – songs, “Poker Face” by “Lady GaGa” and “Low” by “Flo Rida featuring T Pain.”

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | September 23, 2009

I am a single, 43-year-old female and, at the advice of my insurance agent, I've been carrying a term life insurance policy since age 22. I also participate in my company's life insurance plan, which is just a few dollars per month. Does it really make sense for me to continue paying for these policies, especially since I don't have any children?

George Will | September 23, 2009

While in Pittsburgh, a sense of seemliness should prevent President Barack Obama from again exhorting the G-20, as he did April 2 in London, to be strong in resisting domestic pressures for protectionism.

Austin Bay | September 23, 2009

When it came to acting on behalf of peace in the 21st century, the Obama administration weighed "sphere of influence" against "sphere of security" and came down solidly on the side of the Russian czars.

Donald Lambro | September 23, 2009

President Obama absolutely refuses to acknowledge there is a huge middle-class tax in the Senate Finance Committee's healthcare bill.

Tue, Sep 22, 2009

Jillian Bandes | September 22, 2009

A “shield law” that could make journalists virtually untouchable by federal prosecutors was stalled in the Senate.

Allen Hunt | September 22, 2009

When the government injects itself, and public money, into matters of faith, only bad things can happen. When money comes with strings (or in the government's case, ropes) attached, the best wisdom is to turn it down.

David Limbaugh | September 22, 2009

While I couldn't bring myself to watch President Barack Obama's 1,000th-1,004th health care propaganda spiels on the Sunday shows, I did read some transcripts and watch a few video highlights.

Thomas Sowell | September 22, 2009

It is a good reflection on Americans that they tend to be on the side of the underdog. But it is often hard to tell who is in fact the underdog, or why.

Chuck Norris | September 22, 2009

Sept. 12 was an amazing day, as thousands marched on Washington seeking to unite Americans and make a stand against tyranny and oppression. At the same time, the Tea Party Express escorted a number of patriots to the U.S. Capitol to culminate its cross-country rallies.

John Hawkins | September 22, 2009

Against this backdrop came Barack Obama with an unspoken promise: elect me as President and America can put race in the rear view mirror once and for all.

Mona Charen | September 22, 2009

Irving Kristol, who passed away last week at the age of 89, was like everyone's favorite uncle -- if the uncle were a transformative intellectual of empyrean stature.

Cal Thomas | September 22, 2009

Now we are faced with an administration that believes pandering, appeasement (as Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty bravely called it) and negotiation can change the nature of dictators with dark souls.

Pat Buchanan | September 22, 2009

In August, the Georgian navy seized a Turkish tanker carrying fuel to Abkhazia, Georgia's former province whose declaration of independence a year ago is recognized by Russia but not the West.

Phyllis Schlafly | September 22, 2009

When Barack Obama told Joe the Plumber he planned to "spread the wealth around," many people didn't realize he was not talking about spreading the wealth only of the super-rich.

Ed Feulner | September 22, 2009

Quite a few questions surround the war in Afghanistan. Should the U.S. change its approach? Would more troops help? What’s the exit strategy? Washington policymakers will spend a fair amount of time answering these queries this fall.

Bill Murchison | September 22, 2009

You know -- you must -- you can't help it -- aren't you alive?! -- that the marketplace isn't perfect. Haven't we all been told often enough, amid the political chatter concerning how to crack down on Wall Street?

Rebecca Hagelin | September 22, 2009

No one wants to talk about America's growing addiction to pornography. Certainly not me, but I do quite often because I know it is one of the greatest evils of our day.

Douglas MacKinnon | September 22, 2009

After just reading a New Republic article about New York Times columnist David Brooks, I now understand that Brooks is better than us. Much better than us.

David A. Ridenour | September 22, 2009

If you worry about what Congress could do in its health care legislation, you should be terrified by the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill, which could cost millions of Americans their health insurance.

Mon, Sep 21, 2009

Paul Greenberg | September 21, 2009

For those who like their fashions retro, these are the good old days -- all over again. Especially if you liked the look of the 1930s. Fashion doesn't apply just to clothes but to ideas, including those about foreign policy. And now appeasement is in again.

Bill Steigerwald | September 21, 2009

We Pittsburghers sincerely hope you enjoy your visit to our beautiful city later this week, when you'll be chairing the exciting G-20 Summit that you so thoughtfully chose our city to host without finding out whether we could handle it or afford it.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | September 21, 2009

On May 15, 2007, I stopped at one of Washington DC’s most well-known soul food restaurants. As I waited for my favorite fare, a news flash came over the air stating that Jerry Falwell had died of a heart attack.

Roger Schlesinger | September 21, 2009

Now that I have your attention…. In a normal economy, most people who sell their houses (with the exception of those relocating for lifestyle or career reasons) plan to move up to bigger, better, or more centrally-located properties. In today’s market, however, the absence of available financing, especially jumbo loans, has virtually wiped out the move-up market.

Michael Barone | September 21, 2009

It is an interesting phenomenon that the response of the left half of our political spectrum to criticism and argument is often to try to shut it down.

Caroline Glick | September 21, 2009

Our international institutions are irredeemably corrupted. From the United Nations to the International Criminal Court and their affiliate and subordinate bodies, these institutions are rotten at their core.

Bruce Bialosky | September 21, 2009

Sometimes there are a series of thoughts that don’t warrant an entire column, but do warrant comment.Sometimes there are a series of thoughts that don’t warrant an entire column, but do warrant comment.

Paul Greenberg | September 21, 2009

It was wholly a pleasure to hear a theory about where the South ends, probably because any theory about the South will get a conversation going around dinner tables, at barber shops, in graduate seminars on Southern history, and just about anywhere else in these talkative latitudes.

Mike Adams | September 21, 2009

Dan Brewington is among the latest casualties in a war against fathers that is tearing our nation apart, family by family.

Brian Birdnow | September 21, 2009

The worst chief executive of the twentieth century dismissed tea party protestors as sore losers who cannot accept the painful reality that an African-American man is now the President

Star Parker | September 21, 2009

The Democrats have lost the health care debate.

Carol Platt Liebau | September 21, 2009

Today, America has a problem: An increasing number of its citizens feel the same way when it comes to their government. Unlike Dangerfield, they’re not joking.

Ken Blackwell | September 21, 2009

ACORN’s unavoidable problem, however, is that suing Fox News would give Fox — or any other media organization — the ultimate Christmas present: a legally enforceable way to compel ACORN to give up all its secrets.

Sun, Sep 20, 2009

Salena Zito | September 20, 2009

Two political dangers have emerged in recent months for Democrats, Republicans, and the media that covers both. Those are the dismissal of protests by all three, and the crude overuse of the race card.

Austin Hill | September 20, 2009

Are they agendas for the betterment of America? Or are they agendas for the betterment of the rest of the world?

Debra J. Saunders | September 20, 2009

Democrats seem to have shifted their thinking on a number of issues since President Obama took the oath of office. Figure some Dems have more faith in government with a like-minded man at the helm, and besides, circumstances have changed. But also figure that some Democrats were just looking for sore spots -- and their anti-Bush rhetoric was based not on principle, but raw opportunism.

Steve Chapman | September 20, 2009

A new president, pursuing policies well within the political mainstream, evokes weirdly angry and intense denunciations from opponents -- a reaction hard to explain in terms of anything he has actually done. Does that suggest, as Jimmy Carter insists, that their true motivation lies in racism?

George Will | September 20, 2009

For 11 days in late August and early September in 1995, U.S. and NATO air power defended Bosnian Muslims, who were being attacked by Bosnian Serbs, who were supported by Serbian Serbs.

Ken Connor | September 20, 2009

President Obama attempted to allay the concerns of pro-life advocates last week by assuring Americans that federal funding for abortion will not be included in "his" health care reform plan.

Paul Jacob | September 20, 2009

"Progressivism" is the quaint doctrine that government must always grow faster than its tax base . . . and that government should be run only by progressive-approved "professionals."

David Stokes | September 20, 2009

Cue the doves in places like Prague, Warsaw, Moscow, Tehran, and Caracas. Peace is at hand. Peace in our time.

Paul Driessen | September 20, 2009

“Since when did you become a global warming alarmist?” I kidded Norman midway into our telephone conversation a few weeks before this amazing scientist and humanitarian died.