Sat, Nov 14, 2009

Ken Blackwell | November 14, 2009

Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker has written a powerful commentary today on the appalling issue of forced abortion in China. Miss Parker interviewed Reggie Littlejohn, a women’s rights activist, who testified at yesterday’s hearings on Capitol Hill.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 14, 2009

Harry Reid can pass a bill in the Senate that has no public option or an easy opt out, shallow subsidies for the uninsured, a low total cost, weak penalties for not having insurance, no coverage for abortion and no general tax increase (except for the premium and medical device taxes).

Ben Shapiro | November 14, 2009

On Dec. 4, 2009, the radical Hollywood left is poised to release its latest tribute to the men and women of the armed services, entitled "Brothers." The film stars Tobey Maguire as a military man serving in Afghanistan.

Paul Driessen | November 14, 2009

Behind the persistent global warming scare is the hypothesis and assertion that increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are causing Earth to warm dangerously.

Fri, Nov 13, 2009

Brent Bozell | November 13, 2009

It's a sad state of affairs. There is absolutely no barrier of sexual behavior that TV network executives aren't willing to cross in a desperate gambit for ratings.

Matt Barber | November 13, 2009

It never ceases to amaze me the degree to which liberals – the self-styled proponents of “tolerance” and “diversity”… the mind-numbingly sanctimonious arbiters of “hate” – consistently prove to be the most intolerant and hateful among us.

Rich Tucker | November 13, 2009

“It’s getting harder and harder for Muslims in the service to morally justify being in a military that seems constantly engaged against fellow Muslims,” Hasan told fellow doctors during a PowerPoint presentation at Walter Reed Medical Center two years ago.

Matt Patterson | November 13, 2009

Far from providing "affordable" care for everyone, ObamaCare would come at a painful price - higher insurance premiums, more and higher taxes, fewer jobs, lower wages, a reduced standard of living and an erosion of privacy and individual liberty.

Michelle Malkin | November 13, 2009

ACORN is doing what it does best: playing the victim, blaming everyone else for its self-inflicted wounds, perpetuating false narratives and defending the entitlement industry to the death.

Jonah Goldberg | November 13, 2009

Let me say up front, I don't think President Obama is to blame for the Fort Hood shootings, and I don't think it's fair to say otherwise.

David Limbaugh | November 13, 2009

Of the many thoughts I had watching President Barack Obama's umpteenth speech on the economy Thursday morning, the most troubling was his refusal to accept responsibility for his disastrous policies.

Mona Charen | November 13, 2009

Former President Bill Clinton visited Capitol Hill recently to deliver a pep talk to Senate Democrats. "It's not important to be perfect here. It's important to act, to move, to start the ball rolling," he reportedly told senators.

Oliver North | November 13, 2009

They have come from every state in the union -- more than 50,000 veterans and their families.

Pat Buchanan | November 13, 2009

As America debates whether to send tens of thousands more troops to Afghanistan, in the ninth year of a war for ends we cannot discern, a riveting new history recalls times when Americans fought for vital national interests.

Suzanne Fields | November 13, 2009

One Israeli cartoonist depicts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the missus arriving at the White House to meet with Barack Obama. Mrs. Netanyahu knocks at the front door with the explanation, "We just happened to be in the neighborhood.

Michael Gerson | November 13, 2009

The world looks at Darfur and responds, in effect: We can live with that. There are many in Darfur, however, who will not live.

David Harsanyi | November 13, 2009

Twitter's popularity and usefulness are mysteries to me. Pressed by personal, professional and cultural forces, I sporadically deploy short missives for fear of becoming one of those cantankerous technophobes.

Matt Towery | November 13, 2009

How out of touch are they in the Washington, D.C., "bubble," in which Congress and the media live?

Linda Chavez | November 13, 2009

"What happened at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here." Those words were spoken not by some diversity guru but by the Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George Casey.

Austin Bay | November 13, 2009

Traitor is a tough word. It doesn't smudge and squish. "Traitor" draws a hard line, one that sharply divides essential life-determining values and marks a defining personal choice between the profound and the profane.

Jillian Bandes | November 13, 2009

Carrie Prejean has canceled public appearances designed to promote her new book after two major developments in the conservative starlet’s public image.

Charles Krauthammer | November 13, 2009

What a surprise -- that someone who shouts "Allahu Akbar" (the "God is great" jihadist battle cry) as he is shooting up a room of American soldiers might have Islamist motives.

Howard Rich | November 13, 2009

As the fallout continues to settle from the 2009 elections, among the more overlooked results was a ballot issue in Boulder County, Colorado that would have extended an existing sales tax to fund the acquisition of additional “open space.”

Michael F. Cannon | November 13, 2009

When the government subsidizes health care, anything you do with that money becomes the voters’ business. And rather than allow for choice between different ways of doing things, the government typically imposes the preferences of the majority – or sometimes, a vocal minority – on everybody.

David Gratzer | November 13, 2009

The basic problem with ObamaCare – the core problem – is buried deep in the 1,994 page bill passed by the House of Representatives.

Thu, Nov 12, 2009

Diana West | November 12, 2009

Stephen Coughlin is an attorney and intelligence officer who was once the Pentagon's sole specialist on Islamic law.

Katie Gage | November 12, 2009

In a backdoor attempt to force unionization on workers, the National Mediation Board (NMB), which oversees labor relations in the airline and railroad industries, is proposing a change to rules for aviation and railway workplace organizing.

Meredith Turney | November 12, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009, was an important day in American history. It was the day American political leaders once again pushed the nation further into a socialist, nanny state.

Michael Reagan | November 12, 2009

This past week I have been in Europe to help commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I went into this trip with a great deal of enthusiasm and an expectation that the heroes responsible for that momentous event be justly recognized.

Cliff May | November 12, 2009

Imagine if, in 1942, the son of German immigrants from the Sudetenland had yelled "Heil Hitler!" and then gunned down several dozen of his fellow soldiers on an American military base.

Hugh Hewitt | November 12, 2009

Next week the Democrats' leader in the United States Senate, Harry Reid, is going to try and open debate on Obamacare.

Michael Barone | November 12, 2009

Anniversaries are opportunities to reflect on the past and on what it might mean for the future. Monday saw the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, even if Barack Obama could not find time to travel once again to Berlin to attend the commemoration there. And Wednesday is the 91st anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.

Larry Elder | November 12, 2009

President Barack Obama somberly spoke at the memorial service for the 13 killed during the Fort Hood shooting rampage. The President movingly praised the valor and selflessness of those who gave their lives, as well as that of those who enlist to help protect the country.

Cal Thomas | November 12, 2009

Government and military officials have issued statements since last week's shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas that have nothing to do with the reality of what occurred, what is occurring and what our enemies would still like to have occur all over the United States.

Steve Chapman | November 12, 2009

Mass murders are usually a mystery. When Maj. Nidal Hasan allegedly committed one last week at Fort Hood, though, there was no time wasted in solving the mystery by blaming the massacre on his religion, which is Islam.

Emmett Tyrrell | November 12, 2009

Just weeks after initiating a war of words with Fox News and being exposed as an admirer of Chairman Mao's, Anita Dunn, the White House communications director, is stepping down.

Dinesh D'Souza | November 12, 2009

Is there life after death? One way to answer this question is to examine whether nature reveals some kind of a plan for life.

George Will | November 12, 2009

One of the many television commercials exhorting viewers to buy gold says solemnly that it is an asset whose value "has never dropped to zero," a boast that surely sets a record for minimalism. Still, the world's appetite for gold as an investment option is intensifying.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | November 12, 2009

On election night, Nov. 2, 2010, less than 12 months away, Speaker Nancy Pelosi might rue her victory celebration this past Saturday.

Jillian Bandes | November 12, 2009

The GOP frontrunner to take over Harry Reid's seat in Nevada thought the best way for John McCain to win Nevada's votes during his 2008 presidential bid was to line up scantily clad go-go dancers in the terminal of the Las Vegas Airport to greet McCain as he emerged from his airplane. John McCain and the showgirls would put the state safely in the win column for the GOP.

Wed, Nov 11, 2009

Ann Coulter | November 11, 2009

The massacre at Fort Hood last week is the perfect apotheosis of the liberal victimology described in my book "Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and Their Assault on America."

Tony Blankley | November 11, 2009

I write this week from New Orleans, where I am participating in the Bipartisan Policy Center's Inaugural Political Summit, organized by Tom Daschle, Howard Baker and Bob Dole and hosted by Mary Matalin and James Carville.

Marvin Olasky | November 11, 2009

Confirmation of biblical wisdom came earlier this fall from an unlikely source: an Ivy League savant who says it's wrong to depend on the Bible.

Michelle Malkin | November 11, 2009

The violence at Fort Hood, President Obama told mourners on Tuesday, was "incomprehensible." The "twisted logic that led to the tragedy," he reiterated, may be "too hard to comprehend." If the Bush administration suffered a systemic failure of imagination on homeland security, the Obama administration is suffering a willful failure of comprehension.

John Stossel | November 11, 2009

As an American, I am embarrassed that the U.S. House of Representatives has 220 members who actually believe the government can successfully centrally plan the medical and insurance industries.

Walter E. Williams | November 11, 2009

Speaker Pelosi's constitutional contempt, perhaps ignorance, is representative of the majority of members of both the House and the Senate. Their comfort in that ignorance and constitutional contempt, and how readily they articulate it, should be worrisome for every single American.

Brent Bozell | November 11, 2009

Horror spread quickly across America as the story unfolded: An Army psychiatrist went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas, killing 13 and wounding 30. But as more information emerged, clearly pointing to an act of terrorism, many in the "news" media simply chose not to report news.

Jonah Goldberg | November 11, 2009

Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan demonstrated many things when he allegedly committed treason in the war on terror. For starters, he showed -- gratuitously, alas -- that evil is still thriving.

Michael Medved | November 11, 2009

Mistakes, distortions and outright lies appeared so frequently in media coverage of the elections of 2009 that they made accurate analysis all but impossible.

Michael Gerson | November 11, 2009

The decision on President Obama's Afghanistan strategy -- expected during the next few weeks -- finally seems close. After a process attacked as dithering and praised as deliberative, all the serious options appear to include a larger American commitment.

Terry Jeffrey | November 11, 2009

Many Americans might be tempted to casually conclude that the purpose of Pelosi's new payroll tax is to force employers to buy health insurance for their workers and that the parties hurt most by the tax would be the employers who pay it. This is wrong on both counts.

Ben Shapiro | November 11, 2009

There's nothing more offensive to the memory of those who die while serving our country than using them as props for a nonassociated political cause. Yet that is precisely what both the Army and our president have done repeatedly since the terrorist massacre of 13 American troops at Fort Hood.

David Harsanyi | November 11, 2009

If liberals are so disturbed by Congress' dictating whether abortion is a legitimate health care issue or not, it only makes sense that they should be equally troubled by government management of other health care decisions.

Austin Bay | November 11, 2009

Traitor is a tough word. It doesn't smudge and squish. "Traitor" draws a hard line, one that sharply divides essential life-determining values and marks a defining personal choice between the profound and the profane.

Jacob Sullum | November 11, 2009

The victims of Hasan's assault were unarmed because soldiers on military bases within the United States generally are not allowed to carry guns. Last week's shootings, which killed 13 people and wounded more than 30, demonstrated once again the folly of "gun-free zones," which attract and assist people bent on mass murder instead of deterring them.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | November 11, 2009

Dear Carrie: I'm 55 years old and I got out of my 401(k) plan. I have a lot of payday loans and am really struggling. Can you offer me any advice? -- A Reader

Kathleen Parker | November 11, 2009

One of the few incontrovertible assertions one can reasonably make is that no one supports forced abortion.

Marybeth Hicks | November 11, 2009

Just as millions of Americans tune into the painfully moving memorial service at Ft. Hood honoring 13 Americans whose lives were extinguished by an Islamist soldier in their midst, entertainment news carries headlines about a record-setting war game now available wherever toys are sold.

W. Thomas Smith, Jr | November 11, 2009

Young Marines would ask Old Corps veterans questions about whether or not the new breed was as tough and committed as the old breed. Jokingly, the Old Corps Marines would tell the younger guys, “no.” Privately, the Old Corps Marines would talk in terms of being personally comforted by the fact that the new breed was - and is - every bit as tough.

Tue, Nov 10, 2009

Diana West | November 10, 2009

Finally, some transparency from the Obama White House. I refer to see-through efforts to affect nonchalance about Tuesday's elections in which Republicans made gains unthinkable just a year ago.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 10, 2009

Don't assume that the 38 Democrats who voted against Nancy Pelosi's extremist version of health care reform wouldn't have supported it if their votes had been needed. The days before the final passage on Saturday were not filled with stirring appeals to get Democrats to back the bill so much as an auction to decide whom to let off the hook.

Jillian Bandes | November 10, 2009

With memories of NY-23 fresh in the minds of conservative activists, the fight over California’s GOP Senate nominee to potentially unseat Barbara Boxer has turned into a game of “who is conservative enough?”

Jonah Goldberg | November 10, 2009

Does anyone remember the days when "connecting the dots" was considered vital to national security?

Ken Klukowski | November 10, 2009

On Nov. 9, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases on whether it violates the Eighth Amendment for a minor (under age 18) to be sentenced to life in prison without parole where there’s no homicide involved. The answer to that question should be “no,” but it’s not clear which way the Court will go.

Rebecca Hagelin | November 10, 2009

A recent report by Maria Shriver on the status of women in America calls on the government to provide more day care, require more flex time, and grow programs across the board to accommodate the needs of what she calls, “A Woman’s Nation”. The report celebrates the economic success and power of women over the last few decades, yet totally fails to acknowledge that the family unit has disintegrated during those exact same years.

Dennis Prager | November 10, 2009

One reads and hears with increasing disbelief and anger that we don't know the motive or motives of Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army major who fired over 100 shots at his fellow American soldiers in order to murder and maim as many as possible.

Thomas Sowell | November 10, 2009

If politicians stopped meddling with things they don't understand, there would be a more drastic reduction in the size of government than anyone in either party advocates.

Chuck Norris | November 10, 2009

Last Thursday, Nov. 5, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist and devout Muslim, fatally shot 13 American citizens (12 service members) and wounded an additional 29 people at the largest U.S. military base, Fort Hood, Texas.

John Hawkins | November 10, 2009

Throughout American history, generations of our countrymen took pride in leaving the country better than the one they grew up in.

Mona Charen | November 10, 2009

The backlash trope is trotted out after every episode of terrorist violence. But it is as false as it is dangerous. This image of a nation on a hair trigger for violence against Muslims is a calumny.

Cal Thomas | November 10, 2009

If you were an enemy of America, not only would you fight overseas and develop nuclear weapons (Iran), you would also engage in an even more effective strategy by striking at America's underbelly.

Pat Buchanan | November 10, 2009

Nidal Malik Hasan was two men. One was the proud Army major who wore battle fatigues to mosque; the other, the proud Arab who wore Muslim garb in civilian life.

Bill Murchison | November 10, 2009

After 10 months of Nancy Pelosi at the helm of the House, Americans could be forgiven for unfurling their umbrellas should the speaker announce the sun was shining. A "historic" vote for "health care," huh? The lady says so.

Ed Feulner | November 10, 2009

Elections have consequences. But sometimes we have to wait a bit to learn what they are.

Miriam Grossman, M.D. | November 10, 2009

In the battle over sex education, Planned Parenthood claims the high ground in providing accurate information and protecting reproductive health. Their homepage states, “We deliver comprehensive and medically accurate information that empowers women, men, teens, and families to make informed choices and lead healthy lives.”

Mon, Nov 09, 2009

Debra J. Saunders | November 09, 2009

There have been two views on what happened last week when Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire on unarmed military colleagues at Fort Hood, Texas, killing 12 soldiers and one civilian. The politically correct version blames a lonely soldier's personal meltdown, precipitated by the fear of being deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. The politically incorrect view portrays Hasan, the son of Palestinian immigrants, as a homegrown Islamic terrorist, whether he coordinated with any terrorist groups or not.

Scott Wheeler | November 09, 2009

Obama's remarks upon hearing that abortionist George Tiller was shot--- "I am shocked and outraged" contrasted with his statement on the news that 12 unarmed soldiers were gunned down at Ft. Hood Army Post: "I would caution against jumping to conclusions" about the motives of the gunman.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | November 09, 2009

Last week was a milestone in modern American political history. The election results (New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races) and the battle over healthcare show that the nation’s interest in social issues has not waned.

Andy Park | November 09, 2009

All presidents aim to leave a legacy through the judges they appoint to lifetime seats on federal appeals courts. That’s why senators should be especially concerned about David Hamilton, an Indiana judge nominated by Barack Obama to fill a vacancy on the Seventh Circuit.

Michael Fumento | November 09, 2009

It's folly to think you can solve a problem caused partly by crying wolf simply by crying wolf even louder.

Michael Barone | November 09, 2009

The scary story for Republicans was plain a year ago. Young voters went 66 percent to 32 percent for Barack Obama, while voters over 30 went for Obama by only 50 percent to 49 percent.

Janice Shaw Crouse | November 09, 2009

The Democrats have to be very worried about the overwhelming support for pro-life, small-government principles at the 2009 ballot boxes.

Mike Adams | November 09, 2009

Right now, I’m waiting to board a flight in the Minneapolis airport. A young boy who is about two years old is throwing a tantrum and his father is pulling out a bag of goodies in an effort to appease him.

Star Parker | November 09, 2009

Will voter discontent that led to these Republican victories be parlayed into a genuine Republican renaissance?

Bruce Bialosky | November 09, 2009

In the 2008 presidential election, young adults voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. This voting pattern has generated much discussion and no small amount of head scratching, principally because the main consequence of these young adults’ electoral choice appears to be a huge tax on them. Ultimately, the question becomes: Were they duped or were they stupid?

Terry Paulson | November 09, 2009

Milton Friedman said with passion: “The record of history is absolutely clear that there is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activity that is unleashed by the free enterprise system.” American capitalism, as imperfect a system as it is, has made America the “shining city on the hill” where immigrants still stand in line and cross borders to find opportunity.

Sun, Nov 08, 2009

Salena Zito | November 08, 2009

Much will be said in the coming weeks about Sarah Palin and the Republican Party-- especially after the Democratic "upset" in the Congressional race in New York’s 23rd District and the “over-the-top" Republican gubernatorial wins in Virginia and New Jersey.

Austin Hill | November 08, 2009

Obama simply declaring that America and Islam “overlap,” and that Muslims and Americans share “common principles of justice and progress,” does not guarantee that this “sharing” and “overlapping” actually occur.

Debra J. Saunders | November 08, 2009

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee health care bill includes a provision that would allow parents to keep their children as dependents on their health care policies until age 26.

Steve Chapman | November 08, 2009

Communism was the greatest catastrophe of the 20th century, and one of the greatest in human history. Twenty years ago, suddenly and improbably, it fell into its death throes.

Ken Connor | November 08, 2009

In spite of evidence indicating that responsible parenting plays a formative role in influencing children's sexual choices, Planned Parenthood has worked to supplant parents as the definitive authority on kids and sex.

George Will | November 08, 2009

Intelligent people agree that, absent immediate radical action regarding global warming, the human race is sunk. That is a tautology because those who do not agree are, definitionally, unintelligent.

Kevin McCullough | November 08, 2009

In the hours following the shooting at Ft. Hood, President Obama demonstrated resolute apathy to the greatest issue of our time.

Paul Jacob | November 08, 2009

The Keynesian multiplier multiplies by multiple lies.

David Stokes | November 08, 2009

Mark Twain often suggested that history doesn’t always repeat itself, “but it does rhyme.” This chronological cadence is particularly true when you note some of the key events in the past century that happened in early November.