Sat, Oct 24, 2009

Doug Giles | October 24, 2009

The only way the fringe “news” outlets would ever report on ACORN in an antagonistic manner would be if Sarah Palin somehow supported this creepy cabal.

Ken Blackwell | October 24, 2009

As an old football player, I’m only too familiar with the phenomenon of the “Monday morning quarterback.”

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 24, 2009

The more fiscal details of the health care bills emerge, the more appalling they seem. The Senate Finance Committee bill includes a broad provision taxing all manner of medical devices. President Obama is planning to reduce the cost of medical care by taxing it!

Brent Bozell | October 24, 2009

The "Balloon Boy" hoax spellbound the entire country Oct. 15. Everyone empathized with the situation of the supposedly floating child or the supposedly distraught parents. But the real problem was different. It was the increasingly sickening blur between reality and "reality" TV.

Carl Horowitz | October 24, 2009

Irving Kristol, who died last month at age 89, inspired some highly mixed feelings in me. On the positive side, this renowned public intellectual was possessed of political realism, a firm anti-utopian grasp of the possible.

Dan Gainor | October 24, 2009

It’s an era of hoaxes and hucksters. Balloons shaped like 1950s UFOs dominate the skies and missing children out their parents for their stupid stunts. TV news shows are filled with made up news stories and made up quotes about Rush Limbaugh. And instead of the three ring circus, the master of ceremonies tried to bring us all five Olympic rings.

Fri, Oct 23, 2009

Bobby Schindler | October 23, 2009

With all of the current debate in the United States over President Obama’s proposed health care legislation, people seem to have firmly chosen sides—based on their political leanings and not necessarily the actual content of the bill, HR 3200.

Dan Kennedy | October 23, 2009

Uh-oh. According to a report in The Futurist Magazine, from 1982 to 2007, reading declined by nearly 20 percent for the total U.S. population and 30 percent for young adults aged 18-24. Presently, a huge percentage of the population – some 40 million Americans – read at the lowest literacy level.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | October 23, 2009

By launching coordinated, fully-blown warfare on Fox News, as is their style, the Obama administration is stopping far beneath the dignity of the office of president.

Paul Kengor | October 23, 2009

"[T]he death of ten to twenty million people is nothing to be afraid of." -Mao Tse-tung "Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being's entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend ... on the pleasure of anyone else." -Mother Teresa

Robert Knight | October 23, 2009

At last. For years, I thought I had no redress for hours of pain and excruciating discomfort that occurred in numerous settings. From the aisles of Safeway to malls, drug stores, gas stations, restaurants, department stores and even in doctors’ offices, I and countless others have endured what no one should.

Carrie Lukas | October 23, 2009

Advocates of greater government involvement in the health care system are asking the public to put a lot of faith in bureaucrats' ability to decide what "science" tells us is the best way to treat our personal medical problem. Yet the public should be warned: the government doesn't always know best when it comes to making us healthy and sometimes society pays a price for their errors.

Cliff May | October 23, 2009

Don't fault President Obama for reconsidering his strategy in Afghanistan. Fault him for reconsidering his strategy only in Afghanistan.

Michelle Malkin | October 23, 2009

Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida has found his calling: death demagogue. First, he accused Republicans of wanting sick patients to "die quickly."

Jonah Goldberg | October 23, 2009

There is much gnashing of teeth and rending of cloth these days about the death of civility.

David Limbaugh | October 23, 2009

It's amazing that Barack Obama still has some fooled into believing he's a model of post-partisanship.

Mona Charen | October 23, 2009

Maria Shriver's new report, "A Woman's Nation Changes Everything," has received a full dress media rollout. We are invited to examine the changes in women's lives over the past several decades and to deplore, as usual, the obstacles to full equality that women supposedly face. Published in cooperation with the Center for American Progress, "A Woman's Nation" claims to be reckoning with the new era but arguably fails to grapple with the most profound challenges to women (as well as children and men).

Oliver North | October 23, 2009

It's already the front edge of winter in America's Great Plains. Here, where the air is clear and crisp, there is a passion for walking behind a good dog while hunting pheasants, and a good "alibi" for missing a fast-flying bird is an art form.

Pat Buchanan | October 23, 2009

Four decades ago, Lamar Alexander worked in Richard Nixon's White House. Sen. Alexander today says Barack Obama's White House reminds him of that place, that time, that mindset and those people.

Suzanne Fields | October 23, 2009

Ann McElhinney's low-budget documentary refuting the global warming hype and hysteria arrives in Washington just in time to break Al Gore's crystal ball. "Not Evil Just Wrong," the feature-length film she made with her husband Phelim McAleer, coolly reveals how Al's disguise of hot fanaticism as cold fact arrives as the Senate begins to gear up for debate on "climate change" legislation.

Michael Gerson | October 23, 2009

Radicalism is the shallowest view of Islam.

David Harsanyi | October 23, 2009

What's more infuriating, a government "pay czar" who can dictate the salaries of private-sector citizens or some corporate welfare queen who has the nerve to complain about a salary cut?

Linda Chavez | October 23, 2009

No doubt many will cheer executive pay cuts ordered by the Obama administration at companies that received U.S. bailouts last fall, but the celebration will prove short-lived. Obama pay czar Kenneth Feinberg, who has unprecedented authority to dictate pay in the private sector, has told executives at seven companies that their paychecks will be cut by 90 percent this year.

Jillian Bandes | October 23, 2009

At least a dozen conservative organizations have called for the resignation of Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava in the scorching New York-23 Congressional race, throwing the contest further into the national spotlight and solidifying it as a key litmus test for a Republican Party on the rebound.

Charles Krauthammer | October 23, 2009

Rahm Emanuel once sent a dead fish to a live pollster. Now he's put a horse's head in Roger Ailes' bed.

Thu, Oct 22, 2009

Paul Greenberg | October 22, 2009

No doubt about it, Barack Obama is the president of the future. The worrisome part is that he may always be. If there is a presidential decision that can be put off, a bold new policy that can be negotiated into just a continuation of the old, a way to change momentum into inertia ... this president's your man.

Matt Patterson | October 22, 2009

Long waits and shortages result from government control of the health sector. There are only so many hospitals, only so many doctors. When government promises that everyone will be treated (ostensibly) gratis, it does not simultaneously conjure more doctors into existence.

Ross Mackenzie | October 22, 2009

On the landscape of happenings suggesting the direction of things these days, maybe you missed...

Roger Schlesinger | October 22, 2009

Crowd psychology is interesting, especially when it comes to investors, who generally move in the opposite direction from the one in which they're being led. When an action is taken to try and change market behavior, it generally accelerates the movement in the opposite direction.

Michael Reagan | October 22, 2009

Over the last month our nation has focused a great deal of attention on Gen. McChrystal's substantial troop request for our mission in Afghanistan.

Paul Kengor | October 22, 2009

Dr. Paul Kengor interviews Dr. Charles Hull Wolfe.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | October 22, 2009

It's hard to pitch a reality show when the activity is all staged. It makes it a show about a show and makes you wonder: What is reality in our current culture?

Michael Barone | October 22, 2009

Maybe Obama thought everyone in Washington would be his great friend. Having encountered un-Chicago-like dissent and disagreement, he has responded with classic Chicago brass knuckles.

Larry Elder | October 22, 2009

If Rush Limbaugh had successfully acquired an interest in the team, critics could have chosen to refuse to patronize the product. They clearly choose to avoid listening to his radio show. Otherwise, why lie?

Cal Thomas | October 22, 2009

During the Cold War, the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe were among the broadcast entities that effectively penetrated the Iron Curtain to deliver truth to the "captive nations" that were being fed a steady dose of propaganda by their communist rulers.

Debra J. Saunders | October 22, 2009

On ABC's "This Week" Sunday, Obama guru David Axelrod commented on Fox mogul Rupert Murdoch's "talent for making money" -- and added that Fox News programming is "not really news."

Matt Towery | October 22, 2009

I'm tired of hearing and talking and writing about congressional debates, outlandish "Balloon Boy" stunts" or the fallout from silly TV shows like "Jon and Kate Plus Eight."

Jillian Bandes | October 22, 2009

The day of reckoning has arrived in the fight over net neutrality. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulators meet today to decide whether to restrict the ability of internet service providers (ISPs) to calibrate their fees to correspond with the amount of bandwidth used by a consumer.

Rich Tucker | October 22, 2009

In 2008 the George W. Bush administration declared 143 federal disasters. That’s quite a jump from the 53 his father declared during his final year in office in 1992.

Steve Chapman | October 22, 2009

In 1973, Robert Randall was going blind from glaucoma when he discovered that smoking marijuana seemed to help his condition. That didn't matter to police when they found the Washington, D.C., resident growing cannabis and arrested him.

Jacob Sullum | October 22, 2009

During his presidential campaign, Barack Obama repeatedly promised to stop federal interference with state laws that allow the medical use of marijuana.

Emmett Tyrrell | October 22, 2009

We are at that delicious moment in a modern Democratic presidential administration when the bizarre fantasticos who decorate each chaotic regime make their painful appearance -- though this administration is bringing a whiff of the ominous.

George Will | October 22, 2009

Barack Obama has established Social Security COLA as the capstone to the architecture of the entitlement culture that is modern liberalism's crowning achievement.

George Will | October 22, 2009

Barack Obama has established Social Security COLA as the capstone to the architecture of the entitlement culture that is modern liberalism's crowning achievement: It is an entitlement to which you are entitled even when you are not entitled to it.

Wed, Oct 21, 2009

Ann Coulter | October 21, 2009

The Obama administration has attacked Fox News in order to prevent government corruption stories broken on Fox from bleeding into the other media, which are all-consumed with daily updates on Levi Johnston's Playgirl spread and Carrie Prejean's breast implants.

Hugh Hewitt | October 21, 2009

Food makers have combined to work with nutrition experts to develop standards to brand food products in such a way as to communicate that the products comply with the government's dietary guidelines and widely accepted nutritional standards. A large number of manufacturers have joined one such program, "Smart Choices" and now the Food and Drug Administration is weighing an intervention.

Laura Hollis | October 21, 2009

Back when people were tippy-toeing around the “s” word (“socialist”), and before he was elected, I called out Obama’s basic political inclinations for what they are - communist.

Richard Olivastro | October 21, 2009

“Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn’t absolutely control” so stated White House Communications Director Anita Dunn.

Michelle Malkin | October 21, 2009

Hollywood hearts Obama. Obama hearts government-directed national service. That is why you won’t be able to change the TV channel all week without getting lectured about the need to get off the couch and Do Something. (After your favorite shows are over, of course.) Creeped out? You should be.

Walter E. Williams | October 21, 2009

Americans are harder workers, more philanthropic, individualistic, self-reliant, anti-government than people in most other countries. We’ve turned what was an 18th-century Third World nation into the freest and most prosperous nation in mankind’s entire history.

Brent Bozell | October 21, 2009

Rush Limbaugh was convicted of racism in a kangaroo court of "objective" media and dropped as a potential owner of the St. Louis Rams football franchise. His accusers claimed he once said slavery "had its merits" and that the assassin of Martin Luther King deserved a "Medal of Honor." The story circulated on the Internet and was eventually picked up by the major media, including both CNN and MSNBC.

Jonah Goldberg | October 21, 2009

The Democratic Party looks more and more like beachgoers every day, watching popular support recede, oblivious to the Perot tsunami coming our way.

Mike Adams | October 21, 2009

Is anyone frightened by the prospect of millions of little Barry Obamas running around the country “organizing” their “communities” around petty causes instead of holding real jobs that do something other than increase government control over every aspect of our lives?

Michael Medved | October 21, 2009

In the Age of Obama, all dramatic developments connect somehow to the Dear Leader himself even a seemingly frivolous distraction like Balloon Boy. In fact, the strange but thoroughly publicized non-flight of young Falcon Heene offers unexpected illumination on the essential appeal of Obamanism.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 21, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has fallen for Iran's line that it is not developing nuclear weapons, but only wants the ability to develop one to achieve its place in the sun among the great nations of the earth.

Terry Jeffrey | October 21, 2009

Can President Barack Obama and Congress enact legislation that orders Americans to buy broccoli? If so, where did they get that authority? What provision in the Constitution empowers the federal government to order an individual to buy a product he does not want?

Ben Shapiro | October 21, 2009

"An honest politician," Secretary of War Simon Cameron supposedly said, "is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought." By Cameron's definition, we have the most honest government in the history of the United States. Congress and the White House have been bought by the unions, the entertainment industry and the plaintiffs' lawyers. And they stay bought.

David Harsanyi | October 21, 2009

Those of you paying even the slightest attention these days realize that President Barack Obama has been the target of a near-criminally biased and antagonistic mass media.

Jillian Bandes | October 21, 2009

Longtime critics of Human Rights Watch have accused the organization of selectivity in pursuing Israel. Its founder has joined the ranks of its critics.

Jacob Sullum | October 21, 2009

Thousands of jurisdictions around the world restrict smoking. Some of them are bound to see significant drops in heart attacks purely by chance, while others will see no real change or significant increases.

Jacob Sullum | October 21, 2009

Six years ago, when I asked an epidemiologist about a report that a smoking ban in Helena, Mont., had cut heart attacks by 40 percent within six months, he thought the idea was so ridiculous that no one would take it seriously. He was wrong.

Michael Farris | October 21, 2009

If Americans want a glimpse of all of the good that can be done for children if our Senate decides to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), we need look no further than 90 miles off the coast of Florida.

Marybeth Hicks | October 21, 2009

Veterans of the show “Wife Swap,” the Heenes desired a reality series of their own. In an effort to secure such an opportunity, it appears last week the couple perpetrated a huge hoax on America through a willing news media.

Frank Turek | October 21, 2009

Is Rush Limbaugh like President Obama’s grandmother—someone the President called “a typical white person”—someone who is suspicious of black people? Racism is a serious charge in today’s society. Once you’re perceived as racist, your credibility is destroyed and your defense becomes ineffective. So those making such a charge must meet a high threshold of proof. Have they done that with Mr. Limbaugh?

Tue, Oct 20, 2009

Robert Knight | October 20, 2009

In addressing the current effort to lift the ban, Congress needs to weigh the overall effect this could have on servicemen and women.

Michael Tanner | October 20, 2009

A new Washington Post poll shows rising support for a so-called 'public option' in health care, even as the public continues to oppose greater government control over the health care system. How can this be the case?

Dennis Prager | October 20, 2009

According to the Jerusalem Post, as recently as six weeks ago, just 4 percent of the Jews of Israel regarded President Obama as pro-Israel. Even if exaggerated, it is likely the most negative Israeli view of an American president since Israel's creation.

John Hawkins | October 20, 2009

Halloween is almost upon us and you're probably thinking, "Gee, wouldn't it be great to kick back on the couch and rent a few conservative horror flicks for the big night?"

Thomas Sowell | October 20, 2009

To sue or not to sue? That is the question. After racist statements were made up out of thin air and then attributed to Rush Limbaugh, these were the options he had.

Chuck Norris | October 20, 2009

Despite atheists' attempts to keep our national motto ("In God We Trust") from being engraved on the walls of the new 580,000-square-foot Capitol Visitor Center, the inscription was indelibly etched recently in large, bold and deep letters. And the Pledge of Allegiance soon will follow.

Mike Adams | October 20, 2009

Michael Moore says he’s a Christian. I think he’s an ungrateful hypocrite who makes millions of dollars lying and defaming real Christians without blinking or, for that matter, shaving.

David Limbaugh | October 20, 2009

Sorry to disillusion those of you who are still in denial about President Barack Obama's true socialistic and dictatorial nature, but this guy's militancy against his perceived enemies puts Richard Nixon's White House to shame. His war on Fox News is just his latest salvo.

Mona Charen | October 20, 2009

The world thinks better of the United States, we are told, because Barack Obama is in the White House. Maybe the world is wrong.

Cal Thomas | October 20, 2009

Will we ever reach a limit where government says "no more, we've done enough; you're on your own now"? Apparently not. The "greatest generation" mostly lived within their means.

Pat Buchanan | October 20, 2009

In the brief age of Obama, we have had "truthers," "birthers," Tea Party activists and town-hall dissenters.

Debra J. Saunders | October 20, 2009

It's hard to instill confidence in the U.S. economy when Washington keeps finding new and creative ways to spend money it doesn't have.

Phyllis Schlafly | October 20, 2009

As liberals rush Obamacare through Congress, let's review the disparity between promises and text. Joe Wilson's declaration "You lie!" is ringing truer with each passing day.

Bill Murchison | October 20, 2009

One element in last summer's Obama ruckuses -- there's always an Obama ruckus going on, it seems -- was a few placards at tea party rallies comparing the president to a certain A. Hitler.

Rebecca Hagelin | October 20, 2009

Recent surveys that reveal a growing number of youth believe that lying and adultery are acceptable behaviors indicate that we are headed for serious trouble as a society.

Ed Feulner | October 20, 2009

A key reason Congress is struggling to pass health insurance reform: Lawmakers are trying to do too much all at once. The more “comprehensive” a bill becomes, the more difficult it is to build support for it.

Mon, Oct 19, 2009

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | October 19, 2009

The media would have you think that same sex marriage in the US is inevitable. Gay marriage activists would also have you believe that public opinion has suddenly shifted in their favor. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Rich Galen | October 19, 2009

You may only know about "Watergate" because every scandal since then has been appended with the word "-gate." A part of the Watergate scandal was the publication of what became known as Richard Nixon's "Enemies List."

Michael Barone | October 19, 2009

An interesting paradox. Last year, America elected a president who, in attitudes and policies, is closer to the elites of Western Europe than any of his predecessors.

Caroline Glick | October 19, 2009

Once the apotheosis of a pro-Western, dependable Muslim democracy, this week Turkey officially left the Western alliance and became a full member of the Iranian axis.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 19, 2009

Whether or not you now have health insurance, Obama’s health care bill will cost you dearly. If you don’t have insurance, you will be required to buy it.

Joseph C. Phillips | October 19, 2009

What exactly does affordable mean?

Jillian Bandes | October 19, 2009

Personal doctors on call 24/7. Coverage that knows no caps. No exemptions for pre-existing conditions. Those are the sorts of benefits members of Congress currently enjoy on the taxpayer’s dime, and the kinds of benefits Americans on a government-run public health care plan will never see if Obamacare passes.

Katie Gage | October 19, 2009

Unionization has been the focus of a number of studies, bills and advocacy campaigns this year – and most recently a disturbing new chapter is being introduced.

Richard Olivastro | October 19, 2009

“Very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn’t absolutely control” so stated White House Communications Director Anita Dunn. Yes, that’s the name of the Obama administration operative behind the Fox News dustup last week. But, no, Ms. Dunn’s admission is not recent.

Carol Platt Liebau | October 19, 2009

In recent days, there have been news reports about growing tensions between the Tea Partiers and GOP leaders.

Star Parker | October 19, 2009

Sharpton blocked Limbaugh like Governor Orval Faubus tried to block black children from entering Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

Ashley Herzog | October 19, 2009

The latest holier-than-thou liberal trope is to claim that illegal immigrants will be “left to die” if our government doesn’t pay for their health care.

Bruce Bialosky | October 19, 2009

The principal reason for the poor employment numbers continues to be the non-existent fiscal policy of the Obama Administration which persists in touting the ineffective stimulus package and making up numbers about saved jobs.

Sun, Oct 18, 2009

Ben Shapiro | October 18, 2009

Rule No. 1 for Being Taken Seriously: Don't post pictures of yourself on the Internet that are not safe for work (NSFW).

Paul Jacob | October 18, 2009

President Obama and Congress are mighty generous. They’re worried we citizens don’t have enough money to go out and shop till we drop. They’re specially concerned about grandpa and grandma.

David Stokes | October 18, 2009

U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got a lesson in geopolitics this past week. It may be best described by comparing the now-all-rage reset button metaphor to that gizmo put out by office supply giant, Staples - yes, that red button that when pushed says, “That was easy!”

Salena Zito | October 18, 2009

There's nothing new in America about the mutual suspicion or incomprehension of city slickers and country bumpkins, says Todd Gitlin, a Columbia University journalism professor and sociologist.

Austin Hill | October 18, 2009

There might be members of the Al Qaeda terrorist network are here in the United States. But it’s difficult to know for sure.

Debra J. Saunders | October 18, 2009

If the Democrats' health care package is so great, why are President Obama and Dem congressional leaders so hungry to share the credit for its passage with a Republican?

Steve Chapman | October 18, 2009

When inflation hits, every dollar in your bank account is worth less each day. Deflation is just the opposite: You put your feet up and watch your money grow in value. The latter is what is happening now to America's seniors. And politicians think they should not have to stand for it.

Ken Connor | October 18, 2009

In the wake of the controversial dismissal of Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, another of the President's men has been attracting negative attention.

George Will | October 18, 2009

As Harvard's president, Larry Summers, economist and former Treasury secretary, was a lion in a den of Daniels.

Kevin McCullough | October 18, 2009

President Barack Obama, who has a tendency to stick himself into the middle of racially biased conflicts that are of essentially no importance, owes that courtesy to one that captured national headlines for nearly a week.