Sat, Oct 31, 2009

Kevin McCullough | October 31, 2009

Every President that has preceded President Obama has had to face the music on jobs. President Obama refuses to.

Doug Giles | October 31, 2009

Larry David joined the ranks of the rank this week when he whizzed on an image of Jesus Christ on his unfunny HBO show. I think this one will come back to bite you, LD.

Jonah Goldberg | October 31, 2009

It seems Rocco Landesman, the head of the National Endowment for the Arts, didn't get the memo, literally. The White House issued a stern warning to all government agencies: Keep politics out of the arts.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 31, 2009

How can the government pretend that it can manage, overhaul, streamline and reform the health care system in the United States when it can't even deliver enough flu shots to prevent a pandemic?

John Boehner | October 31, 2009

Instead of listening to Americans’ concerns, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Democratic leaders ignored them.

Wayne Winegarden | October 31, 2009

Soda taxes are becoming every politicians “go-to” revenue source.

Fri, Oct 30, 2009

Diana West | October 30, 2009

Pakistani jihad death squads were much in the news this week.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | October 30, 2009

This past week, DC city council member Jack Evans vehemently warned DC citizens that if they took their concerns about marriage to Capitol Hill there would be grave “consequences.”

Rich Tucker | October 30, 2009

Conservatives: Looking for the perfect Christmas gift this year? You might want to consider a gift subscription to the “new” Newsweek magazine. It’s the gift that will keep on giving, providing laughter throughout 2010 -- assuming it survives that long.

David Harsanyi | October 30, 2009

The King James version of the Bible runs more than 600 pages and is crammed with celestial regulations. Isaac Newton's "Principia Mathematica" distills many of the rules of physics in a mere 974 pages.

Sandy Rios | October 30, 2009

Now that we know what President Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” Kevin Jennings means by “safe,” we’d better start putting the pieces together on homosexual activism and fight back.

Robert Knight | October 30, 2009

Luqman Ameen Abdullah, who was the Imam of the Masjid Al-Haqq mosque in Detroit, died in a shoot-out on Wednesday after firing on FBI agents during a raid in Dearborn, Michigan. Another seven Muslims were apprehended and various weapons seized.

Michelle Malkin | October 30, 2009

Like Capt. Renault in "Casablanca," I am shocked, shocked to discover that access peddling is going on in the Obama White House. Perks for deep-pocketed donors? Presidential meetings for sale? The stale Chicago odor of pay-for-play wafting from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Knock me over with a feather.

Brent Bozell | October 30, 2009

Violence -- especially grotesque, gory or bloody violence -- has become a staple of network television during sweeps periods. But there's a new kind of violence surging -- violence against women.

David Limbaugh | October 30, 2009

Can you imagine the brazenness of President Barack Obama and his cohorts in going so far as to ridicule opponents of Obamacare for rightly pointing out that its ultimate goal is single-payer socialized medicine?

Mona Charen | October 30, 2009

The war over the war in Gaza is heating up. Next week, the United Nations General Assembly will consider the tendentious Goldstone Report, the highest profile exercise in blaming the victim in the U.N.'s tawdry history.

Oliver North | October 30, 2009

In what has turned out to be the bloodiest month of the war in Afghanistan, there is a growing chorus of critics who claim that the fight is no longer worth the cost.

Pat Buchanan | October 30, 2009

If we had it to do over, would we send an army into Afghanistan to build a nation? Would we invade Iraq? While these two wars have cost 5,200 dead, a trillion dollars and a divided America facing an endless war, what have we won?

Michael Gerson | October 30, 2009

R. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, seems poised to lose the jewel in President Obama's political crown.

Suzanne Fields | October 30, 2009

Maria Shriver is no "wife of," even though she's married to the governor of California. She's no "niece of," although her uncle was president of the United States.

Linda Chavez | October 30, 2009

My parents weren't thinking of passing on any ethnic heritage when they named me Linda. It was simply the most popular girl's name in 1947 and ranked in the top 10 from 1940-1965. But the popularity of babies' names does sometimes reflect changing demographics.

Charles Krauthammer | October 30, 2009

It's as if Obama's presidency hasn't really started. He's still taking inventory of the Bush years. Just this Monday, he referred to "long years of drift" in Afghanistan in order to, I suppose, explain away his own, well, yearlong drift on Afghanistan.

Thu, Oct 29, 2009

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | October 29, 2009

First, we learned that a $500 billion cut in Medicare will dramatically affect the quality and quantity of healthcare available to America's senior citizens. Grandma's access is being slashed to add illegal immigrants and twenty-somethings into the insurance system. However, this revelation pales in relation to what we heard this week.

Meredith Turney | October 29, 2009

The recurring theme at this year’s tea parties and town hall meetings is that citizens feel frustrated they are not being heard by their elected leaders.

Debra J. Saunders | October 29, 2009

No journalist who has followed Lt. Gov. John Garamendi over the years could be surprised at his answer to the final question at Monday night's debate at St. Mary's College among candidates competing to replace Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Walnut Creek, in Tuesday's special election.

Marvin Olasky | October 29, 2009

Presidential nominations should not be Lifetime Achievement Awards. When Republicans forget that, they lose. Examples: Bob Dole in 1996, John McCain in 2008. Democrats make mistakes too, but typically they head toward central casting. Examples: John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama.

Thomas Sowell | October 29, 2009

Many years ago, at a certain academic institution, there was an experimental program that the faculty had to vote on as to whether or not it should be made permanent.

Mario Diaz | October 29, 2009

For many years liberal radicals have advanced their agenda with great success through our courts. Knowing that their policies are not supported by the vast majority of Americans, they have turned to liberal judges who distort our laws and the Constitution to bring about what they view as “progress.”

Hugh Hewitt | October 29, 2009

Jane Norton, Pat Toomey, Mike Castle, Rob Portman, Mark Kirk, and Rob Simmons are all watching Harry Reid's push for Obamacare with great interest and mixed emotions.

Cliff May | October 29, 2009

Almost a year ago, New York Times correspondent David Rohde was abducted by the Taliban. I was in Afghanistan at the time and, like many Westerners in the country, I heard about it but agreed not to write about it.

Michael Barone | October 29, 2009

In other words, the 2009 contests are a reasonably fair test of the strength and durability of the Democratic majority that Obama and his ticket-mates assembled in 2008, a majority that was only made possible by gains in hitherto Republican territory.

Larry Elder | October 29, 2009

We've now established that Rush Limbaugh cannot own an NFL team given his "unacceptable" (read: conservative) political comments. What about sports figures, executives and commentators who offer their left-leaning political thoughts?

Ken Blackwell | October 29, 2009

President Obama’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) seems determined to go after a small Catholic college in North Carolina. Readers of First Things, the thoughtful journal founded by Rev. Richard Neuhaus, are familiar with the funny ads regularly run by Belmont Abbey. “Got Monks?” reads the white-on-black ad that encourages serious young Catholics to consider a college where the Benedictine monks seek God and where the students seek truth.

Cal Thomas | October 29, 2009

Does anyone in Washington tell the truth? Why should Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid be believed when he promises states can "opt-out" of a public option on health care?

Jillian Bandes | October 29, 2009

As goes the New York-23 special congressional election, so goes the direction of the national GOP? Not so fast.

Matt Towery | October 29, 2009

An upcoming municipal election may reveal some clues about the drift of American politics, and about the nature of politics itself.

Steve Chapman | October 29, 2009

If the Washington-run plan charges too little to pay its expenses, will it raise rates, thus antagonizing what could be a sizable group of voters? Or will Congress cough up the money to keep it going?

Emmett Tyrrell | October 29, 2009

Apparently, there are anonymous women on the White House staff who feel uncomfortable in the presence of the president and his male associates even when they are fully dressed and not playing basketball.

Larry Kudlow | October 29, 2009

The ruling Democrats know their tax-hiking, re-regulating and big-spending policies have failed to rejuvenate job-creation or reduce the unemployment rate. And yet they persist in trying more of the same.

Ross Mackenzie | October 29, 2009

An imaginary conversation....

Howard Husock | October 29, 2009

When it comes to government’s role in the American economy, we’ve become accustomed to ideas that seemed incredible not long ago—whether public ownership of General Motors or infusions of cash into major banks. But government takeover of private charity? It’s not entirely far-fetched.

George Will | October 29, 2009

Law enforcement has a "can do culture" but it also instructs its practitioners about what cannot be done, at least by law enforcement alone. Kerlikowske, who was top cop in Buffalo and then Seattle, knows that officers sweeping drug users from cities' streets feel as though they are "regurgitating perps through the system."

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | October 29, 2009

We can preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we can sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness," stated Ronald Reagan. "If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."

Wed, Oct 28, 2009

Ann Coulter | October 28, 2009

The Democrats' all-new "opt out" idea for health care reform is the latest fig leaf for a total government takeover of the health care system.

Michael Fumento | October 28, 2009

“In keeping with the administration’s proactive approach” to swine flu, the White House has announced, President Obama on Saturday declared the disease “a national emergency.” It’s the second such declaration, with the first in late April.

Katie Gage | October 28, 2009

There seems to be no limit to how far union bosses will go in demanding political payback for supporting President Obama’s election campaign. In the airline industry, they are demanding that the new administration rewrite the election process, imposing new labor-friendly rules that have been rejected by four previous administrations, both Republican and Democratic.

Michael Reagan | October 28, 2009

This important moment requires Conservatives to come together and unite behind our diverse pool of candidates so that we can direct our energy toward the defeat of Democrats nationwide.

Larry Kudlow | October 28, 2009

It must be something in the water. The ruling Democrats know their tax-hiking, re-regulating, and big-spending policies have failed to rejuvenate job-creation or reduce the unemployment rate. And yet they persist in trying more of the same.

Hannah Giles | October 28, 2009

What happens when people get bored? They stop paying attention. What happens when people stop paying attention to an already suffering press industry? We’re seeing that happen now with the MSM's willful ignorance of ACORN scandals.

Michelle Malkin | October 28, 2009

The war on conservative speech has moved from the White House to your neighborhood pews. Left-wing church leaders want the Federal Communications Commission to crack down on "hate speech" over cable TV and right-leaning talk-radio airwaves. President Obama's speech-stifling bureaucrats seem all too happy to oblige.

John Stossel | October 28, 2009

Much of what government does is based on the premise that people can't do things for themselves. So government must do it for them. More often than not, the result is a ham-handed, bumbling, one-size-fits-all approach that leaves the intended beneficiaries worse off. Of course, this resulting failure is never blamed on the political approach -- on the contrary, failure is taken to mean the government solution was not extravagant enough.

Walter E. Williams | October 28, 2009

When I heard that Obama was selected for this year's Nobel Laureate, I felt a bit embarrassed for him, and given his comment in the Rose Garden, he must have felt a bit embarrassed as well.

Brent Bozell | October 28, 2009

The Left is ecstatic about the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll, which claimed a surge in public support for the so-called "public option," wrapped in the (insincere) rhetoric of "choice" and "competition." The poll asks if the government should "create a new health insurance plan to compete with private insurance plans," and 57 percent agree. Happy days are here again for liberals.

Jonah Goldberg | October 28, 2009

The government cannot have my dog. Don't tell that to the authors of the new book "Time to Eat the Dog": The Real Guide to Sustainable Living." They calculate that dog owning is much worse than SUV driving for the planet.

Mike Adams | October 28, 2009

Today, I write to Planned Parenthood about an important topic: environmentally-correct biodegradable bags.

Tony Blankley | October 28, 2009

A growing percentage of those Americans who oppose President Barack Obama believe the president is testing the envelope of acceptable domestic, constitutional and foreign policies.

Michael Medved | October 28, 2009

A third party vote is almost always an idiotic gesture that promotes enemies and punishes allies, but in next Tuesdays elections two strong independent candidates deserve serious consideration.

Michael Gerson | October 28, 2009

There have been various attempts over the decades to bury moral philosophy -- to dismiss convictions about right and wrong as cultural prejudices, or secretions of the brain, or matters so personal they shouldn't even affect our private lives.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 28, 2009

Harry Reid had two problems. How would he get the health care bill out of the Senate Finance Committee without revealing the glaring potential fissures in his party over the public option on health care? And, how could he lend a veneer of bipartisanship to a one-party bill?

Terry Jeffrey | October 28, 2009

The bravest member of the House of Representatives, Democrat Bart Stupak of Michigan, is calling President Barack Obama's bluff on the question of federal funding of abortion in the health care bill.

Austin Bay | October 28, 2009

Maintaining a competent military organization is a challenge for wealthy nations, even in times of relative peace. Bureaucrats and politicians hijack budgets as politically connected officers wrangle promotions at the expense of creative, forward-thinking war-fighters. War reveals the organizational corruption, stagnation and decay, and this institutional decline exacts a stiff price in soldiers' sweat and blood.

Ed Feulner | October 28, 2009

This fall, as American families anticipate the holiday season and an uncertain economy in 2010, they’re likely to decide to cut back. Maybe they’ll stay home for Thanksgiving instead of flying to Grandma’s house.

Jacob Sullum | October 28, 2009

Obama and the insurers still see eye to eye on a central element of his health care agenda: the requirement that every American obtain medical coverage.

Marybeth Hicks | October 28, 2009

They have a long way to go to make their organization’s name a reality, but the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood claimed an important recent victory.

Michael Tanner | October 28, 2009

It used to be said that there is no such thing as a free lunch. But when it comes to health care reform, President Obama appears to be offering up a free breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime snack.

Janice Shaw Crouse | October 28, 2009

We’re down to the wire with ObamaCare. The big-government-loving left is determined to push through a bill before the end of the year that contains who knows what — with the only certainty being that members of Congress won’t be subject to its limits on care.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | October 28, 2009

I'm a 43-year-old male who bought a $300K home six years ago and have it paid off completely. With interest rates so low, I'm wondering about taking out a mortgage and putting the money into the stock market where I'm more likely to get a higher return. Is this the right idea?

Matt Latimer | October 28, 2009

There are many stories about great men that, while not always flattering, offer a special glimpse into who they were as people.

Howard Rich | October 28, 2009

Competition is as American as apple pie, but there’s just one small problem with MoveOn.org's definition of the term.

Tue, Oct 27, 2009

Jillian Bandes | October 27, 2009

Facing attacks from his rival opponent over education policy, Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell rebuts his critics in a spicy campaign stop in Falls Church.

Paul Greenberg | October 27, 2009

One of the brighter spots in the Obama administration is the country's new secretary of education, Arne Duncan, who may actually be interested in education -- as opposed to educational administration, bureaucracy, grantsmanship and all the other substitutes that have taken the place of actual learning in American schools.

Nathan Tabor | October 27, 2009

On November 8, 2009, Christian churches throughout the globe will focus on prayer and support for 100 million brothers and sisters who are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ.

Dennis Prager | October 27, 2009

How is one to rationally explain the Democrats' belief that the government taking over another one-sixth of the American economy is a good thing?

Thomas Sowell | October 27, 2009

Just one year ago, would you have believed that an unelected government official, not even a Cabinet member confirmed by the Senate but simply one of the many "czars" appointed by the President, could arbitrarily cut the pay of executives in private businesses by 50 percent or 90 percent?

Chuck Norris | October 27, 2009

Flying deep under Washington's radar is an upcoming (December) global climate change conference in Copenhagen, the "United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change."

John Hawkins | October 27, 2009

Conservatives are sick and tired of being taken for granted, misrepresented, and talked down to by the same "elite" Republicans in Washington who hopelessly screwed everything up during the Bush years.

Mike Adams | October 27, 2009

I’m a college professor and you aren’t. That means I’m a lot smarter than you are and I do really important things with my time. And I can honestly say that all of my colleagues are just as smart and important as I am.

David Limbaugh | October 27, 2009

Can you imagine the outrage that would have ensued had former President George W. Bush declared off-limits those media outlets he thought (correctly) treated him unfairly?

Mona Charen | October 27, 2009

You've seen those commercials in which an airline pilot, or surgeon, or nuclear engineer is giving expert advice only to acknowledge eventually to this nonplussed listeners that while he is not actually a fill-in-the-blank, he did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Cal Thomas | October 27, 2009

Some conservatives are prematurely salivating over President Obama's declining poll numbers, According to a recent Gallup daily tracking poll, "the nine-point drop in the most recent quarter is the largest Gallup has ever measured for an elected president between the second and third quarters of his term, dating back to 1953."

Pat Buchanan | October 27, 2009

"Sometimes party loyalty asks too much," said JFK.

Debra J. Saunders | October 27, 2009

Mayor Gavin Newsom's office has argued that San Francisco's "sanctuary city" policy protects undocumented immigrants who are otherwise law-abiding residents.

Phyllis Schlafly | October 27, 2009

The feminists are going through one of their periodic soul-searching psychological examinations of what the women's liberation movement did or did not do for them, and why they are not happy with the result.

Bill Murchison | October 27, 2009

The Holy Father -- Pope Benedict XVI -- offers to let Episcopalians and other Anglicans of Catholic disposition join the Roman Catholic Church, while retaining characteristics of their Anglican identity. And who in the booming pagan market cares a flying broomstick what the pope does about anything?

Cesar Conda | October 27, 2009

States and localities are facing budget shortfalls and unemployment rates not seen since the recession of the early 1980s. How elected officials choose to solve their budget problems will determine whether economic growth and jobs return to a state or locality or whether residents decide to vote with their feet and move to greener pastures.

Mon, Oct 26, 2009

Bruce Bialosky | October 26, 2009

I record Special Report on Fox News every day. One day I noticed that there was a change in the preceding show. Neil Cavuto had been transferred to the new Fox News Business channel and some guy named Glenn Beck had taken over the slot. Nothing resonated with me so I didn’t bother to watch his show.

Paul Greenberg | October 26, 2009

It won't do, at least not in polite society, to propose wiping a country off the map. That mantra has been left to Iran's raving leader.

Lisa De Pasquale | October 26, 2009

Thanks to President Obama’s appointment of John McHugh as Secretary of the Army, conservatives have the opportunity to see whether Republican leaders will stand up for conservative principles or simply fall in line behind any warm body with an ‘R’ after his or her name.

La Shawn Barber | October 26, 2009

California legislators ought to carry a copy of the state constitution in their pockets and refer to it when writing laws. It's a useful guide, laying out what the people have a right to do.

Star Parker | October 26, 2009

Nobel prize winning economist F.A.Hayek called socialism "the fatal conceit."

Michael Barone | October 26, 2009

Barack Obama, who found time to go on a 24-hour jaunt to Copenhagen on Oct. 2 to seek the 2016 Olympics games for Chicago, apparently cannot find the time for a 24-hour trip to Berlin on Nov. 9 for a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Well, we all have our priorities.

Mike Adams | October 26, 2009

I’m looking for three cats that have been discarded by their owners because they were either unable to afford them or because they were just generally inconvenienced by them.

Terry Paulson | October 26, 2009

Even with all the awards and accolades our president has already received for "talking about" change, hope, diplomacy and peace, President Obama seems to know little about being a change agent, about building hope in anything but getting a government stimulus "bailout," or about seeking "peace" through bipartisan diplomacy with those Americans who disagree with his policies.

Joseph C. Phillips | October 26, 2009

I was an innocent - not pure as the driven snow, but certainly unwise as to the level of the stakes at which we were playing. I entered the debate believing it would be an intellectual exercise; we would joust with each other and after it was all over shake hands and exit with mutual respect. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Elise Cooper | October 26, 2009

Former CIA officials feel that America should pursue a counter-insurgency policy in Afghanistan that would secure populated areas, build up the Afghan government and acquire the support of the powerful warlords. They do not agree with Vice President Biden, who proposed only a narrow anti-terrorism policy.

Allen Hunt | October 26, 2009

C.B. Bucknor will not be working the World Series. Scheduled to work his first World Series as a major league umpire, Bucknor blew two calls in Game 1 of the American League Division Series.

Sun, Oct 25, 2009

Diana West | October 25, 2009

When it comes to Afghanistan, what separates President Barack Obama and Gen. Stanley McChrystal?

David Stokes | October 25, 2009

Define irony. Well, how about this: Staging an event to burn Bibles on what many Protestant Christians observe as Reformation Day, remembering October 31, 1517, the moment in history when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on that church door in Wittenberg, Germany.

Austin Hill | October 25, 2009

I reiterated to my interview guest that three Obama Administration appointees have expressed their appreciation for communism.

Paul Jacob | October 25, 2009

Doing their part to act "tough on crime," many governments steal from the innocent. And want to keep on doing it.

Salena Zito | October 25, 2009

A poll of opinion polls shows that Americans are undergoing rapidly changing attitudes.

Debra J. Saunders | October 25, 2009

Why isn't Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner doing better in his bid for governor? On paper, Poizner is a solid contender. He's the only Republican elected to statewide office in California who hasn't starred in a blockbuster film.

Steve Chapman | October 25, 2009

Critics seem to imagine that once we crack down on insurance companies or go to a single-payer government health insurance plan, future patients will get anything their doctors recommend.

George Will | October 25, 2009

In her second term, Michele Bachmann has become such a burr under Democrats' saddles that recently The New York Times profiled her beneath a Page One headline: "GOP Has a Lightning Rod, And Her Name Is Not Palin." She is, however, a petite pistol that occasionally goes off half-cocked.

Ken Connor | October 25, 2009

The subject of how best to honor and care for those facing death due to terminal illness or old age has always been controversial. As talk of "death panels" and "rationing" stirs debate over the government's proper role in health care, two new studies funded by the National Institutes of Health are lending new weight to the argument that, when it comes to providing end-of-life care for the elderly and terminally ill, sometimes less is better.