Sat, Oct 10, 2009

Diana West | October 10, 2009

Last week's column was about something that doesn't exist -- a multi-level strategy to combat the advance of sharia (Islamic law) across the West.

Doug Giles | October 10, 2009

I think it’s very interesting that the same week Saturday Night Live filets Obama for not doing diddly during the last nine months, Norway’s Frans and Gunhilda get the brain fart to give him the Nobel Peace Prize.

Caroline Glick | October 10, 2009

An atmosphere of fantasy pervaded US President Barack Obama's Middle East peace processor George Mitchell's meetings with Israeli leaders on Thursday. In separate photo opportunities, Mitchell stood next to President Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Ehud Barak and pledged to surmount all obstacles to achieve peace not only between Israel and the Palestinians but between Israel and Syria and Lebanon and with the whole Arab world.

Jonah Goldberg | October 10, 2009

For a self-described rodeo clown who frequently admits he isn't that bright, Glenn Beck must be doing something right.

Pat Buchanan | October 10, 2009

September's unemployment figures were not only disappointing -- they were grim. For the 21st straight month, Americans lost jobs. Fifteen million are out of work -- 5 million for more than six months.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 10, 2009

Whether it was rewarding Jimmy Carter for criticizing the Iraq War or supporting Al Gore in his crusade against global warming, the Norwegian Parliament -- which chooses the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize -- has sought to use the award as a political tool to influence American politics.

David Harsanyi | October 10, 2009

For Philistines like me, the mysteries of Washington can be both perplexing and wondrous. If you've been watching noted alchemist Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., conjure up health care gold this week, you probably know what I mean.

Paul Greenberg | October 10, 2009

What do you think it's like just now to be a GI somewhere at the end of the earth, say in mountainous Nuristan in eastern Afghanistan, and see the latest video of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid addressing the press outside the White House, just having left still another strategy session on this endless war?

Dan Kennedy | October 10, 2009

If it weren't so tragic, the Obama presidency would be hilarious.

Nathan Tabor | October 10, 2009

Late-night talk host David Letterman has made hundreds of millions making fun of politicians who are caught up in major scandals, especially sexual blunders.

Tom Borelli | October 10, 2009

Big business continues to undermine our liberties. On the heels of the major drug companies working a deal with President Obama on health care reform, other corporations are partnering with environmental, labor and left-wing special interest groups in a last-ditch effort to jumpstart cap-and-trade legislation in the Senate.

Fri, Oct 09, 2009

Debra J. Saunders | October 09, 2009

Lately Obama has toned down his rhetoric when it comes to succeeding in Afghanistan. "I'm always worried about using the word 'victory,' because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur," the president told ABC in July.

Dan Gainor | October 09, 2009

From Polanski to Letterman to Obama, media help stars take no responsibility.

Rich Tucker | October 09, 2009

It’s one of the biggest myths in Washington, a powerful idea that hangs around year in and year out no matter how hard we try to kill it. It’s the claim that liberals offer ideas and conservatives merely oppose them.

Paul Kengor | October 09, 2009

Even CNN was shocked. Even the Obama White House was shocked.

Jerry Bowyer | October 09, 2009

Alfred Nobel gave much of his fortune to the creation of a prize that would give money to exactly the type of people who had held him at arms length. He tried to buy their love.

Hugh Hewitt | October 09, 2009

President Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a stunning and unexpected event, but one that provides the president with a unique opportunity to reverse the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and to rally the world against the rising evil in Tehran.

Michelle Malkin | October 09, 2009

There are serious problems with the administration of the U.S. census. Americans have good reason to be wary of the stranger's knock on the door.

Brent Bozell | October 09, 2009

In the wake of the arrest of director/rapist Roman Polanski comes the sex-with-subordinates scandal of David Letterman. The timing was a blessing for Letterman, since his aggressive excuse-makers now could quickly assert that the female employees he exploited were all adults and all gave their consent.

Jonah Goldberg | October 09, 2009

"After reviewing hundreds of hours of 'Shark Week' footage and consulting with leading ichthyologists, CBS News can now confirm that the so-called 'Land Shark' made famous on 'Saturday Night Live' is a hoax," Katie Couric assured viewers.

David Limbaugh | October 09, 2009

CNN "senior political analyst" Gloria Borger doesn't get it. Like so many cloistered mainstream media liberals, she just can't imagine why anyone would oppose Barack Obama's agenda. To her, it's all politics.

Mona Charen | October 09, 2009

The air was thick with hypotheticals at the Supreme Court last week as the justices considered whether a law designed to outlaw videos depicting cruelty to animals was constitutional.

Oliver North | October 09, 2009

Eight years ago this week, just 25 days after the vicious attacks of 9/11, the U.S. struck back at the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan.

Suzanne Fields | October 09, 2009

Not so long ago, rape was a capital offense, right up there with murder. When death was not decreed, convicted rapists could count on a long prison sentence. No one took rape lightly. The crime was an absolute evil, the moral equivalent of neither shoplifting nor stealing a kiss.

Michael Gerson | October 09, 2009

Creigh Deeds, the Democrat running for governor of Virginia, may not be much of a candidate, but he has a future as a political commentator. During a recent interview, Deeds explained his trouble gaining political traction.

Linda Chavez | October 09, 2009

If there's one thing Barack Obama learned back in his community organizing days, it was that numbers count. The more people you can claim to represent, the bigger your political base.

Jillian Bandes | October 09, 2009

After no-name candidate Marco Rubio raised about $300,000 in his first quarter for his primary campaign against Charlie Crist, he announced a cool $1 million pull for his third quarter.

Charles Krauthammer | October 09, 2009

The genius of democracy is the rotation of power, which forces the opposition to be serious -- particularly about things like war, about which until Jan. 20 of this year Democrats were decidedly unserious.

Malia Zimmerman | October 09, 2009

Today, as debate rages nationally on whether healthcare should be controlled by government or the free market, the battle continues over what healthcare should encompass on Maui, the largest Hawaiian island.

Thu, Oct 08, 2009

Meredith Turney | October 08, 2009

It’s not often that both the Right and the Left agree on tax policies, but they have found common ground in opposing a new tax system proposed in California.

Rachel Marsden | October 08, 2009

While America is busy trying to sort out health care reform, you may be wondering what a country like France is up to, now that their health care debate has long been settled.

Janice Shaw Crouse | October 08, 2009

Effective leaders ask for the opinions and advice of others and then listen carefully to their responses. They have the wisdom to assimilate what they hear, apply it to their own situation, and make informed judgments that are appreciated by those affected by the outcome.

Michael Reagan | October 08, 2009

As our health care system is debated in Congress and we continue to face down pro-choice challenges in the bill, I want to take the time to remind all of us of another vulnerable segment of our population.

Roger Schlesinger | October 08, 2009

Applying for and obtaining a mortgage loan used to be a routine matter. Not any more. The politicians have chimed in and turned the process into something akin to the struggle between good and evil. Now you need a guide to get you through the loan process.

Michael McBride | October 08, 2009

It is rare for an American President to get the smackdown that President Obama got in Denmark last week by the International Olympic Committee. He should have seen it coming.

Ken Klukowski | October 08, 2009

The Supreme Court joined in a fight between the ACLU and the federal government over a World War I memorial in the shape of a cross.

Michael Barone | October 08, 2009

When Barack Obama took office, most Americans and certainly most of the press had a narrative in mind.

Larry Elder | October 08, 2009

Hollywood and the traditional media seem determined to flaunt their cluelessness.

Cal Thomas | October 08, 2009

Why won't we listen to what used to be called sage advice before the Internet made too many of us think we are re-inventing the world and nothing we think or try has ever been thought or tried before?

Jillian Bandes | October 08, 2009

Virginia voters can already cast their vote in the off-year Governor’s race via absentee ballots, but the boxing match between Creigh Deeds (D) and former Attorney General Robert McDonnell (R) is still going strong.

Matt Towery | October 08, 2009

It's rare when a liberal Democratic U.S. senator like New York's Chuck Schumer and a conservative like Sen. John Cornyn of Texas can agree on any piece of major legislation, much less on national television.

Emmett Tyrrell | October 08, 2009

If you happen to be in Manhattan on Monday, do not miss the Columbus Day parade gliding up Fifth Avenue. It will be a gaudy, joyful affair as always, but it will feature something especially timely.

Steve Chapman | October 08, 2009

There is plenty to oppose in what Obama wants to do. But can we not be stupid about it?

Ross Mackenzie | October 08, 2009

The unemployment rate hit 9.8 percent in September -- the 21st consecutive month of job losses.

Larry Kudlow | October 08, 2009

Team Obama is in economic trouble on two fronts right now: The dollar could be headed toward its demise, while the jobs and unemployment numbers have gotten worse.

Douglas MacKinnon | October 08, 2009

Simply because he spoke out in the best interests of his troops and our nation, the liberal intelligentsia, certain White House aides and some Democrat Members of Congress are trying to discredit and disparage General Stan McChrystal as fast as yellow journalism will allow.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | October 08, 2009

Next week, we will celebrate the 517th anniversary of Christopher Columbus discovering America.

Wed, Oct 07, 2009

Ann Coulter | October 07, 2009

In this installment of Liberal Lies on National Health Care, Ann Coulter tackles some of the Democrats' most egregious untruths.

Scooter Schaefer | October 07, 2009

Imagine for a moment you know a student activist at an expensive New England university. This alternatively dressed student and his friends started a campus club that sounds like a 1960's liberation organization; they regularly attend protests, meet at coffee shops, and engage in philosophy debates. If you are imagining a young liberal radical, don't jump the gun.

Larry Kudlow | October 07, 2009

Team Obama is in economic trouble on two fronts right now: The dollar could be headed toward its demise while the jobs and unemployment numbers have gotten worse.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | October 07, 2009

If Lady Liberty could cry, she would be weeping now. Among her many burdens would be the abuse of democracy and our constitution’s first principles on many fronts. Her most recent wound might be that DC residents are being shut out of the decision-making process.

Diana West | October 07, 2009

Today's column is for all hawkish Americans currently wrestling with looming doubts about the pointlessness of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and clubbing those doubts down with the much-mentioned perils of leaving Afghanistan to "the terrorists."

Robert Knight | October 07, 2009

At issue in Salazar v. Buono is the five-foot-tall (estimates vary) cross that is the latest in a series of crosses erected on Sunrise Rock since 1934 in California’s Mojave National Preserve.

Thomas Sowell | October 07, 2009

A number of random thoughts on the passing scene from conservative columnist Thomas Sowell.

Michael Medved | October 07, 2009

For those Americans who want to fight back against the menacing expansion of government and the insanely irresponsible spending of the Obama administration, there is only one way to succeed: electing more Republicans to high office.

Michelle Malkin | October 07, 2009

Lights, camera, agitprop! The curtains opened on yet another artfully staged performance of Obamacare Theater this week. One hundred and fifty doctors took their places on the plush lawn outside the West Wing -- many acting like "Twilight" groupies with cameras instead of credible medical professionals. The president approved the scenery: "I am thrilled to have all of you here today, and you look very spiffy in your coats."

John Stossel | October 07, 2009

"The government who robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul," George Bernard Shaw once said.

Walter E. Williams | October 07, 2009

Today's leftists, socialists and progressives would bristle at the suggestion that their agenda differs little from Nazism. However, there's little or no distinction between Nazism and socialism.

Brent Bozell | October 07, 2009

Let's not kid ourselves: The embarrassment over Chicago finishing dead last in Copenhagen was also felt by the multitude of Obama promoters in the media that almost unanimously jumped to the supine conclusion that victory for Chicago was assured once the president announced his plan to bless the International Olympic Committee with his presence.

Jonah Goldberg | October 07, 2009

Watching the House of Representatives on late-night C-SPAN, you might have any number of reactions, including seppuku-inducing boredom.

Tony Blankley | October 07, 2009

Al-Qaida is becoming the weapons of mass destruction of the Obama administration's war in Afghanistan. Or, to be more precise, it is a reverse WMD.

Michael Gerson | October 07, 2009

Mel Martinez's recent resignation from the United States Senate was for personal and family reasons. But the departure of the Republican Party's most visible Hispanic leader crackles with political symbolism.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 07, 2009

Watch how Maine Republican Olympia Snowe and Arkansas Democrat Blanche Lincoln vote in the Senate Finance Committee on the Baucus version of the Obama health care plan. As Snowe and Lincoln go, so will the Congress.

Ben Shapiro | October 07, 2009

For the last several weeks, high-ranking members of the military establishment have called for a troop "surge" in Afghanistan similar to the surge in Iraq. Last week, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, promoted by Obama in June 2009 to command all U.S. forces in Afghanistan, rejected Vice President Joe Biden's suggestion that allied forces rely on airstrikes rather than increased troop levels in Afghanistan.

Jillian Bandes | October 07, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee is slated to vote on a health care bill today that will probably provide the template for what, if any, health care bill is eventually passed.

Austin Bay | October 07, 2009

Eliminate commercial jet transports connecting continents, and the tangled tribal, economic, anarchic and ideological problems vexing Afghanistan become more localized torments afflicting Afghanis and their neighbors.

Ed Feulner | October 07, 2009

No wonder presidents seem to age so quickly -- dealing with the country’s toughest problems every day takes its toll. Many of those problems seem almost insolvable.

Jacob Sullum | October 07, 2009

Last week, the Court agreed to hear a Second Amendment challenge to Chicago's handgun ban. Since that law is very similar to the Washington, D.C., ordinance that the Court declared unconstitutional last year, it is bound to be overturned, assuming the Court concludes that the Second Amendment applies not just to the federal government (which oversees the District of Columbia) but also to states and their subsidiaries.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | October 07, 2009

Dear Carrie: My husband and I are 60 and 55. We have been maxing out all retirement savings for decades, including post-tax IRA and regular savings. We have seen $1 million in savings shrink by 40 percent. What do you say to those of us who have lost as much as the rest of the market?

Tue, Oct 06, 2009

Matt Barber | October 06, 2009

Obama’s inner-circle is shaping-up like the bar scene from Star Wars. It’s a swollen throng of unaccountable czars and policy advisors comprised of some of the most bizarre fringe leftists imaginable.

Andrew Tallman | October 06, 2009

Are those who strongly oppose President Obama racists? President Carter and Maureen Dowd think so. But President Clinton and even Mr. Obama himself don’t seem to agree. Who is correct?

Ken Blackwell | October 06, 2009

Our voter registration system is a disaster, and I have the scars to prove it. I spent eight years in the partisan cross hairs of election administration while serving as Ohio's chief election official.

Nathan Tabor | October 06, 2009

The American people are seeking to have their voices heard through their elected officials, including conservatives, but the US Senate appears to be oblivious to that fact -- including Republican senators such as Iowa's Chuck Grassley.

Rebecca Hagelin | October 06, 2009

Americans are oblivious to the tragic reality that people in our own backyard and around the world still suffer and die under brutal communist oppression.

Dennis Prager | October 06, 2009

What is important in the Roman Polanski issue is not whether the renowned film director should be extradited from Switzerland to the United States.

Thomas Sowell | October 06, 2009

Recent videos of American children in school singing songs of praise for Barack Obama were a little much, especially for those of us old enough to remember pictures of children singing the praises of dictators like Hitler, Stalin and Mao.

Chuck Norris | October 06, 2009

I'm sure my blood pressure has risen countless times over the past year watching the federal government overspend. I'm tired of seeing out-of-control government overreaching into every area of our lives.

John Hawkins | October 06, 2009

I had the opportunity to talk behind-the-scenes with some Republican staffers. During our back-and-forth exchanges, here are some of the things I told them that I thought their bosses should understand.

David Limbaugh | October 06, 2009

I continue to be amazed at the naiveté of people who keep giving President Barack Obama the benefit of the doubt concerning his radical appointments, saying his administration isn't doing its job in vetting the appointees.

Mona Charen | October 06, 2009

Strangely, chatter about the "death of conservatism" is circulating this fall. I say "strangely" because we are in the midst of the greatest left/liberal moment in living memory.

Cal Thomas | October 06, 2009

In olden days when "a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking" there was a morals clause written into an actor's film contract.

Pat Buchanan | October 06, 2009

The Pentagon's pre-emptive strike came with the leak of Gen. Stanley McChrystal's confidential review of the Afghan war to Bob Woodward of The Washington Post.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 06, 2009

If only terrorists would be so accommodating as not to change cell phones, the new curbs on the Patriot Act being pushed by Democrats in Congress would not be so dangerous.

Debra J. Saunders | October 06, 2009

The 2008 presidential campaign reveled in the argument that the cosmopolitan Obama would boost America's image abroad. Alas, the Copenhagen experience suggests that international types may have fuzzy feelings about the United States post-Dubya.

Phyllis Schlafly | October 06, 2009

Would you belong and pay dues to a foreign organization that is anti-morality and anti-marriage? If not, why do we allow the United States to use our taxpayers' money to pay dues for membership in UNESCO?

Bill Murchison | October 06, 2009

The Institute for American Values gives us the news that -- all right, they don't say it in so many words, but two and two are easy to add, and there seems no way not to understand that David Letterman didn't inadvertently become a cad and a bounder and Roman Polanski a rapist on the run.

Lorie Byrd | October 06, 2009

Over the weekend President and First Lady Obama celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary with a dinner at the Blue Duck Tavern in Georgetown.

Ken Blackwell | October 06, 2009

I well remember from my days in college football how much we players did not like being second-guessed by Monday morning quarterbacks.

Mon, Oct 05, 2009

Star Parker | October 05, 2009

Within weeks of Fox airing videos of a couple posing as a pimp and a prostitute being advised by ACORN "community organizers" on how to evade taxes and set up a prostitution ring, our stalwart Washington legislators voted to cut off federal funds to the organization. But similar publicized abuses at Planned Parenthood -- workers agreeing to cover up rape or earmarking funds to abort black babies -- all captured on video and audio -- produced no similar action in Washington to cut off funds.

George Will | October 05, 2009

In the Niagara of words spoken and written about the Obamas' trip to Copenhagen, too few have been devoted to the words they spoke there.

Paul Kengor | October 05, 2009

Last week, New York City’s Empire State Building was aglow in red and yellow. Why? To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the victorious revolution of the People’s Republic of China.

Richard Olivastro | October 05, 2009

Is there – can there be - joy in defeat? “You can play a great game and still not win” opined President Obama after Team Chicago lost its quest for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. “I have no doubt that it was the strongest bid possible and I'm proud that I was able to come in and help make that case in person."

Bruce Bialosky | October 05, 2009

Recently my assistant came into my office perplexed by a report she had just heard. She asked if it were true that people were really going to be taxed at a rate of 60%. Because of the health care proposal at the time, the combined federal and state tax rates in certain states would approach 60%, with the average rate per state over 52%. My assistant asserted she could not believe this could happen in America.

S. E. Cupp | October 05, 2009

New York health-care workers are protesting the emergency regulation adopted this summer by the State Health Department making seasonal and swine flu shots mandatory.

Michael Barone | October 05, 2009

Now, it appears that Obama is about to ignore the advice of Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, whom he installed as commander in Afghanistan in May, after relieving his predecessor ahead of schedule.

Joseph C. Phillips | October 05, 2009

In his first year in office former president Bill Clinton, who had run as a centrist, was drawn into the new left vortex of socialized healthcare, which led to a resounding defeat for Clinton and the Democrats in the 1994 mid-term elections.

Brett Vassey | October 05, 2009

Now that the Senate has returned from its August recess, its members have many issues with which to contend.

Allen Hunt | October 05, 2009

I admire Michael Moore. When God distributed gifts, He endowed Moore with a rare gift for story-telling. Any communicator would do well to learn from Moore's prodigious gift for spinning a yarn or sharing a tale. If only God had also endowed Moore with a brain. Moore has become America's scarecrow.

Joseph Infranco and Rees Lloyd | October 05, 2009

General Douglas MacArthur famously noted that "old soldiers never die; they just fade away." Sometimes, though, before they fade away, they get angry.

Mike Adams | October 05, 2009

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Sun, Oct 04, 2009

David Stokes | October 04, 2009

Evangelical Christian voter erosion away from the Republicans and toward the Democrats in 2008 was undoubtedly a significant factor in the election of Barack Obama. It didn’t work out too badly for those clinging to his coattails, either.

Salena Zito | October 04, 2009

If a flood of House seats now held by Democrats switches to Republicans in 2010, it will not be because of a seismic change in the country’s ideology.

Austin Hill | October 04, 2009

I deserved it. I didn't get it. And those who didn't give it to me are evil. That's the "Cliffs Notes" version of some remarks made to a reporter by Michael Moore last week. Moore was on the red carpet at Washington, DC's Uptown Theatre, the night of the premiere of his new film "Capitalism: A Love Story."

Debra J. Saunders | October 04, 2009

It's been a long, strange trip since Gavin Newsom became San Francisco's mayor. When he first ran for City Hall's top job, Newsom led with a campaign to do something about the city's homeless population.

Steve Chapman | October 04, 2009

Abraham Lincoln was once asked how he liked being president. Bedeviled by secession and war, he recalled a story about a man who, when tarred, feathered and ridden out of town on a rail, commented that "if it was not for the honor of the thing, he would much rather walk."

George Will | October 04, 2009

Last Thursday, the president's "engagement" with Iran began. This Wednesday, the U.S. war in Afghanistan will enter its ninth year. And U.S. foreign policy is entering a White Queen phase.

Ken Connor | October 04, 2009

The principle of "informed consent" is well established in American law and life. Whether preparing to undergo surgery or take out a loan, consumers have a right to full disclosure of the risks and consequences associated with the transaction. Only after the consumer has reviewed such information and been informed of the relevant facts can he be deemed to have given his consent to proceed.

Hugh Hewitt | October 04, 2009

More than 2,000 activists packed the Crystal City Gateway Marriott this weekend for the annual "Americans for Prosperity" meeting.

Paul Jacob | October 04, 2009

America and the world face plenty of serious issues. Where to hold the 2016 Summer Olympics isn’t one of them.

Kevin McCullough | October 04, 2009

President Barack Obama is still just a lost boy at his age, and he searches for a world he wished existed.