Sat, Nov 21, 2009

Jillian Bandes | November 21, 2009

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's vote in favor of Obamacare was purchased for $300 million on Saturday, giving Democrats the 60-vote supermajority that will, barring a miracle, pass health care reform that will possibly include a public option and abortion coverage.

Ken Blackwell | November 21, 2009

“Cost of indecision about Afghanistan is mounting.” That’s not a headline on It’s the title of a column by the dean of liberal Washington pundits, David Broder.

Fri, Nov 20, 2009

Paul Greenberg | November 20, 2009

Worried about trying the ringleader of the 9/11 terrorists and four of his close associates in a civilian courtroom? Don't be, says our president. He knows just how the trial will turn out -- Khalid Sheik Mohammed will be convicted and executed. We have his word on it.

Caroline Glick | November 20, 2009

During a recent speaking tour in Canada, MK Nahman Shai (Kadima) shocked some of his hosts when he said that his primary goal in politics today is to bring down the Netanyahu government.

Rich Tucker | November 20, 2009

It must be difficult to work at The New York Times, surrounded every day by true believers in conservative ideals.

Andrew Tallman | November 20, 2009

When I argue that abortion under most circumstances should be illegal, I am charged with trying to legislate morality.

Sandy Rios | November 20, 2009

The Chicago Sun-Times chided opponents with an editorial entitled “Don’t Let Fear Decide Fate of Gitmo Inmates.” And Governor Pat Quinn, with great bravado, declared, “We’re not going to let the fear mongers carry the day."

David Harsanyi | November 20, 2009

According to a new list by Merriam-Webster, "philanderer" was one of the most searched words of the past year because of the crush of politicians and celebrities busy hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Michelle Malkin | November 20, 2009

The Boy Scouts' motto is: Be prepared. Who knew it meant preparing to defend themselves against purple-shirted union thuggery over community service? Kids, pay attention. This is a teachable moment for all of you on power, politics and Big Labor's culture of corruption.

S. E. Cupp | November 20, 2009

Sarah Palin's book tour is underway, and she's hitting all the major spots -- Oprah, Barbara Walters, Hannity and The Factor.

Brent Bozell | November 20, 2009

It is amazing how a phrase can emerge seemingly out of nowhere to become the statement du jour -- used, overused and ultimately abused. Last year, there was "low-hanging fruit" everywhere. Today, everyone's being "thrown under the bus."

Jonah Goldberg | November 20, 2009

Slate magazine is just one of the countless media outlets convulsing with St. Vitus' Dance over that demonic succubus Sarah Palin.

David Limbaugh | November 20, 2009

It seems the mainstream media's favorite pastime is to ridicule Sarah Palin. Of all the screeds I've read, I don't think any are snarkier than The Washington Post's Sally Quinn's "On Faith" blog post "Sarah Palin's 'rogue' Christianity."

Mona Charen | November 20, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder adopted a tough guy pose when he announced that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others will be tried in federal court for the most heinous terror attack on Americans in history.

Oliver North | November 20, 2009

This week, while "the most traveled president in history" was on his latest foreign adventure and bowing to Japanese Emperor Akihito, the rest of the O-Team was busy kowtowing to political correctness.

Pat Buchanan | November 20, 2009

In a ranking of 50 states and D.C. by how much each spent per pupil in public schools in 2005, New York ranked first; D.C. third. The state spent $14,100, and New York City just a tad less.

Suzanne Fields | November 20, 2009

Sarah Palin arouses venom from the left like Hillary Clinton from the right. On the day after her Oprah interview, Richard Cohen in The Washington Post said it was time for "Palintolgy," punning ungallantly on the study of fossils.

Michael Gerson | November 20, 2009

In the beginning, the Obama administration directed a spotlight toward its careful, thoughtful decision-making process on Afghanistan.

Jillian Bandes | November 20, 2009

Should we add to the deficit or pay doctors less? That’s the question Congress is contemplating after coming up $200 billion short for Medicare providers’ reimbursement this year.

Linda Chavez | November 20, 2009

If there was ever a more irresponsible decision by a U.S. attorney general than Eric Holder's decision to try the mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attack and four others as common criminals in a civilian court in New York City, I can't recall it.

Charles Krauthammer | November 20, 2009

For late-19th-century anarchists, terrorism was the "propaganda of the deed." And the most successful propaganda-by-deed in history was 9/11 -- not just the most destructive, but the most spectacular and telegenic.

Guy Harrison | November 20, 2009

With less than a year until Election Day, the stakes for this country could not be higher. Nancy Pelosi and her puppets have put our country on a path for bankruptcy and rationed healthcare.

Thu, Nov 19, 2009

Heather S. Heidelbaugh | November 19, 2009

As the Senate prepares to vote on a government-takeover of the health care industry, I am reminded of an event that took place just over a year ago.

Robert Knight | November 19, 2009

The tension between church and state has been around since Jesus held up a coin and confounded the Pharisees with His admonition to “render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”

Diana West | November 19, 2009

You might have missed it, but for much of this past week, the Islamic apology-police were on the case of the Republican governor-elect of Virginia, Robert F. McDonnell.

Michael Reagan | November 19, 2009

It seems the president has a new trick up his sleeve to convince us his bloated "stimulus" packages are solving our economic woes: deception.

Dan Gainor | November 19, 2009

December’s global warming conference in Copenhagen looms like a dark cloud on the horizon – just a few weeks away. The greedy left (and that’s pretty much all of them) is calling for “climate reparations.”

Scooter Schaefer | November 19, 2009

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009, marked the day when an out of touch, complacent, and corrupt Washington D.C. was to be transformed by a series of campaign promises, most notably that of hope and change.

Ann Coulter | November 19, 2009

It cannot be said often enough that the chief of staff of the United States Army, Gen. George Casey, responded to a massacre of 13 Americans in which the suspect is a Muslim by saying: "Our diversity ... is a strength."

Roger Schlesinger | November 19, 2009

When the Framers of the Constitution determined that elected representatives should be allowed to serve consecutive terms in office, they couldn’t have foreseen anything like the multi-year, multi-million dollar campaigns of the twenty-first century.

Cliff May | November 19, 2009

When a military officer participates in a war against his own country, that is high treason, and that is the charge that ought to be brought against Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. But it's not going to happen.

Hugh Hewitt | November 19, 2009

Would a member of the House of Representatives vote to pass Obamacare if he or she knew it was going to lead to an electoral loss in November 2010?

Michael Barone | November 19, 2009

On his 10-day trip to Asia and in his 10th month in office, Barack Obama is beginning to encounter limits on his ambition to change the world. Even as he bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia last April and to the emperor of Japan last week, the world refuses to bow back.

Larry Elder | November 19, 2009

A former congressional aide offered this ominous assessment following the House of Representatives' passage of "health care reform." Warning to the Senate: President Obama and his party face political catastrophe if you fail to do your part so that the President can sign a bill!

Ken Blackwell | November 19, 2009

One of the reasons liberals are so hostile to public expressions of Christianity is because it threatens the monopoly that the religion of liberalism enjoys in the public square.

Cal Thomas | November 19, 2009

I'm sure I would like Sarah Palin if I got the chance to meet her. We share many things in common. She is still married to her first spouse, as am I. She has a Down syndrome son.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | November 19, 2009

Were the atrocities of Sept. 11, 2001, the result of criminal action or an act of war?

Debra J. Saunders | November 19, 2009

A recent Gallup poll found that 55 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of the mass media.

Matt Towery | November 19, 2009

In the late 1960s, actress Doris Day filmed her last major motion picture. It was a comedy about the chaos that ensues when a widow and widower marry, forcing two families and two sets of friends to converge.

Emmett Tyrrell | November 19, 2009

What would the mainstream media's response be if former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin described China's economic growth to an audience of students in Shanghai as "an accomplishment unparalleled in human history"?

George Will | November 19, 2009

In 2006, long before there was an Obama administration determined to impose a command-and-control federal health care system, a young orthopedic surgeon walked into the Goldwater Institute here with an idea. The institute, America's most potent advocate of limited government, embraced Eric Novack's idea for protecting Arizonans from health care coercion.

Larry Kudlow | November 19, 2009

President Obama took his declining dollar to the Asia-Pacific economic conference, and he added to it a declinist opinion of America's economy. His big message? Don't count on American consumers to lead the world from recession to recovery and beyond.

Ross Mackenzie | November 19, 2009

Obama is getting fitted for a classy white-tie ensemble for the Nobel ceremoney where he'll take home the Peace Prize. How can you say he's performing poorly?

Wed, Nov 18, 2009

Katie Gage | November 18, 2009

By overwhelmingly electing Bob McDonnell as their governor, Virginians sent a clear message to national leaders about the future of small business. McDonnell made clear his opposition to the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act or EFCA, job-killing legislation that would give union bosses increased political spending power at the expense of worker freedoms and rights.

Austin Bay | November 18, 2009

Maj. Nidal Hasan's treachery and terror jolted Americans. As Hasan's attack demonstrates, al-Qaida and al-Qaida-influenced fanatics can strike and kill on American soil.

Michelle Malkin | November 18, 2009

President Obama traveled all the way to China to praise the free flow of information. It's the only safe place he could do so without getting heckled. With a straight face, Obama lauded political dissent and told Chinese students he welcomed unfettered criticism in America. Fierce opposition, he said, made him "a better leader because it forces me to hear opinions that I don't want to hear." How do you say "You lie!" in Mandarin?

John Stossel | November 18, 2009

Bill O'Reilly is mad at me because I'm not mad enough about taxes.

Walter E. Williams | November 18, 2009

Why are the horrors of Nazism so well known and widely condemned, but not those of socialism and communism?

Brent Bozell | November 18, 2009

Picking up the Sunday paper Nov. 15 could make a reader a little airsick -- even while standing in the driveway. The Washington Post "news analysis" on the front page carried the headline "9/11 trial could become a parable of right and wrong: Before worldwide audience, both prosecution, defense seek control of narrative."

Jonah Goldberg | November 18, 2009

I get where President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder are coming from. They think that if we change our way of life, the terrorists will have won.

Tony Blankley | November 18, 2009

In the past few days, the White House has made it clear that the president wants specific exit strategies for all his Afghan war options.

Michael Medved | November 18, 2009

Regardless of the future of Obamacare, the most important health decisions wont be made by Congress, or bureaucrats, or insurance companies, or doctors, or hospitals, but by individual Americans with their personal choices and habits.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | November 18, 2009

The dynamic of the health care debate is decidedly turning against the administration. As details of the doctor shortage, Medicare cuts, tax increases, penalties for no insurance, shallow subsidies and high costs for the uninsured all leak out, more and more Americans are developing qualms about the bill.

Michael Gerson | November 18, 2009

Eric Holder -- distinguished prosecutor, judge, foe of public corruption, basketball enthusiast, mentor to disadvantaged youth -- seemed a reassuring choice for attorney general. When Holder affirmed during his confirmation hearing that America remains at war with terrorists, Sen. Lindsay Graham enthused, "I'm almost ready to vote for you right now." So how did Holder become the most destructive member of Barack Obama's Cabinet?

Terry Jeffrey | November 18, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a federal civilian court is inconsistent, indefensible and inexplicable.

Ben Shapiro | November 18, 2009

President Obama has repeatedly stated that his stimulus package has "saved or created" hundreds of thousands of jobs. And hundreds of thousands of jobs have been created. In Unicornland.

Jillian Bandes | November 18, 2009

Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-S.C.) is resurrecting the debate about federal term limits with a new push to limit service by Members of the House and Senate to a maximum of twelve years. The main reason he is renewing efforts on this front is to curb the growth of government.

Maggie Gallagher | November 18, 2009

Let me tell you a fairy tale. Once upon a time, a gorgeous blond California girl -- let's call her "Carrie" -- wanted to be a beauty queen...

Jacob Sullum | November 18, 2009

The most conspicuous effect you will see from President Obama's health care overhaul won't be at your doctor's office or the hospital. It will be at your local Burger King.

Joel Mowbray | November 18, 2009

As Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent, officially begins his inquiry this week into the disturbing failures that enabled Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to stay in uniform, it must go beyond the normal excuses related to bureaucratic bungling.

Marybeth Hicks | November 18, 2009

Thanks to Oprah Winfrey’s interview of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, I’m heading out today to buy her book, “Going Rogue: An American Life.”

Fiona Kobusingye | November 18, 2009

Every day, a million Africans are stricken by malaria. The possibility of sudden death is so real that all other considerations are minor, and people just find any available money for medical bills.

David Harsanyi | November 18, 2009

These days, where you fall on the crucial issue of Sarah Palin tells the rest of us all we need to know about your character.

Tue, Nov 17, 2009

Larry Kudlow | November 17, 2009

President Obama took his declining dollar to the Asia-Pacific economic conference, and he added to it a declinist opinion of America’s economy. His big message? Don’t count on American consumers to lead the world from recession to recovery and beyond. His second big message? In the U.S., we must save more and spend less.

Paul Greenberg | November 17, 2009

Why is the Obama administration transferring Khalid Sheik Mohammed, who proudly proclaims himself the mastermind of the September 11 attacks, to a federal district court in New York? Has the defendant tired of the tropical breezes at Guantanamo? Would a change of scenery to the urban reaches of lower Manhattan improve his spirits? Or just those of a new administration bent on change if only for change's sake?

John Armor | November 17, 2009

Late on Friday, Attorney General Holder announced President Obama’s decision that the alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammad and his confederates would be tried in federal court in New York City rather than before a military tribunal.

Mario Diaz | November 17, 2009

It is amazing to see the media reports on the nomination of Judge David Hamilton to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Andrew Tallman | November 17, 2009

Teaching introductory logic for ten years made me vividly aware of the low average quality of reasoning among college students. It also showed me how little improvement can realistically be accomplished by only one semester’s training in the art of thinking clearly.

John Hawkins | November 17, 2009

Liberalism is an extraordinarily deceptive, ruinous and cruel ideology. That's because liberalism comes, arms wide open, whispering sweet words of compassion and pity, even as it forcefully slams down a boot upon the neck of people it's "helping."

Thomas Sowell | November 17, 2009

In the string of amazing decisions made during the first year of the Obama administration, nothing seems more like sheer insanity than the decision to try foreign terrorists, who have committed acts of war against the United States, in federal court, as if they were American citizens accused of crimes.

Chuck Norris | November 17, 2009

While the military still is reeling and recovering from the massacre at Fort Hood, my wife, Gena, and I decided to boost the morale of military personnel by visiting the cadets at West Point and the wounded warriors at Brooke Army Medical Center, at Fort Sam Houston. Little did I know that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the shooter at Fort Hood, was hospitalized there.

Mike Adams | November 17, 2009

A Purdue University professor decided to talk about homosexuals, the most volatile and intolerant portion of our population, in a negative way. Now some folks are trying to have him fired.

David Limbaugh | November 17, 2009

I can think of a number of motives President Barack Obama might have for his egregious decision to bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other high-profile al-Qaida terrorists to New York for trial in our civil courts. Regardless of which motives apply, one thing is clear: Our enemy is at war against us while we are in a suicidal, 9/10 state of denial.

Mona Charen | November 17, 2009

President Obama, who nearly prostrated himself before the king of Saudi Arabia last April, has once again bowed low to a monarch -- this time to the emperor of Japan. What to make of this obsequious body language?

Cal Thomas | November 17, 2009

The Obama administration has chosen the wrong New York venue to try five co-conspirators in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Instead of a Manhattan courtroom less than a mile from the site of where the World Trade Center stood, the government should have chosen the Bronx Zoo, because a zoo is what will be created when this terrorist trial is held.

Dennis Prager | November 17, 2009

There may be a major silver lining for conservatives and for America's future thanks to the foreign and domestic policies of President Obama and the Democrat-controlled House and Senate: For the first time in their lives, millions of Americans are coming to understand the left.

Pat Buchanan | November 17, 2009

Are we at war -- or not? For if we are at war, why is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed headed for trial in federal court in the Southern District of New York? Why is he entitled to a presumption of innocence and all of the constitutional protections of a U.S. citizen?

Bruce Bialosky | November 17, 2009

The current Administration appears to be tax-credit happy. They gave people $4,000 to get rid of their old cars and buy new ones. They are handing out $8,000 to new homebuyers. Now they are thinking of a tax credit for jobs. There are already too many tax credits on the books which do nothing other than encourage small changes in behavior and large amounts of fraud.

Phyllis Schlafly | November 17, 2009

Another kooky Barack Obama appointee became publicly known this month and quickly was thrown or voluntarily threw herself under the bus. Anita Dunn, the White House communications director (who led Obama's war on Fox News), said that Mao Zedong was one of her two favorite "political philosophers" whom "I turn to most" for answers to important questions.

Ed Feulner | November 17, 2009

Kevin Hancock simply wants to harvest trees -- sustainably -- and create jobs in the process. The federal government may put a stop to all that.

Rebecca Hagelin | November 17, 2009

Carrie Prejean is, in many ways, representative of today's young women. Her generation is "star struck", into all-things Hollywood, and programmed to use their bodies and sexual power to get ahead.

Bill Murchison | November 17, 2009

A major detail of the Fort Hood horribleness has escaped comment, insofar as I can tell. I'm going to comment, therefore -- with no expectation that many if any will note the civilizational shift it connotes.

Willie Soon and David Legates | November 17, 2009

Unfortunately lessons learned 400 years ago have yet to be adopted where the Church of Anthro-Climatism is involved. Burning dissenters at the stake may no longer be an option – perhaps because it would send prodigious quantities of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Mon, Nov 16, 2009

Nicole Neily | November 16, 2009

As the health care battle rages on, pundits are quick to point out the importance of doing reform right - after all, it composes one-sixth of the American economy.

Michael Barone | November 16, 2009

Barack Obama told the House Democratic Caucus before the roll call vote on health care on Nov. 7 that they would be better off politically if they passed the bill than if they let it fail.

Joseph C. Phillips | November 16, 2009

I am always troubled by those in government claiming they have a moral imperative to enact this or that policy. A little digging often reveals that their motives are more self serving than moral.

Jillian Bandes | November 16, 2009

Moderate democrats. Women. The elderly. Politicians. Voters. Whoever you are, you’re probably being targeted like a laser by health care lobbyists about your allegiance on health care legislation.

Star Parker | November 16, 2009

Contrary to a popular fallacy that science and religion are at odds with each other, it's quite the opposite.

Mike Adams | November 16, 2009

When I give speeches on college campuses it is often the case that the biggest jerk in the audience is a liberal professor at that university.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | November 16, 2009

Two weeks ago, just after the Maine’s successful reversal of the state legislature’s decision to sanction same-sex marriage, MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer asked me a profound question: “Would Jesus have spent $550,000 to oppose same-sex marriage?

Mark Hillman | November 16, 2009

Patches sued Louisville Slugger's parent company for failure to place warning labels on their metal bats, arguing that metal bats are more dangerous that wooden bats.

Allen Hunt | November 16, 2009

I never thought I would find myself wistfully remembering President Clinton and wishing he were still around to inject some heart into the Oval Office

Sun, Nov 15, 2009

David Stokes | November 15, 2009

Every time I read, view, or hear the latest attempt to portray Nidal Malik Hasan as a “loner” or “victim of racism” or “psychotic” – or (this may be my favorite) someone suffering from something called “PRE-traumatic stress disorder,” I am torn between the desire to scream or laugh.

Salena Zito | November 15, 2009

Nearly 500 mountaintops in Appalachia have been destroyed (or used for commerce, depending on your perspective) by mountaintop-removal mining.

Austin Hill | November 15, 2009

President George W. Bush repeatedly asserted that Muslims are “peace-loving” people, and President Obama has made this idea a central theme of his presidency. Yet Bush was also willing to confront what he called a “radical ideology with an unalterable objective.

Debra J. Saunders | November 15, 2009

Do not believe that Scotland was united behind Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill's decision to grant "compassionate" release to the terminally ill convicted Pan Am 103 bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi in August.

Steve Chapman | November 15, 2009

Opponents of same-sex marriage waxed triumphant recently when voters in Maine rejected a measure allowing gays to wed.

Ken Connor | November 15, 2009

House Democrats are celebrating a first-round victory in the battle to nationalize America's health care system—a victory claimed on behalf of every American's right to high-quality, affordable health care [cue patriotic music].

George Will | November 15, 2009

A dispute that has flared intermittently for more than 30 years has been fueled afresh, and perhaps settled, by a Spanish professor who has established that the photo could not have been taken when and where it reportedly was -- Sept. 5, 1936, near Cerro Muriano.

Kevin McCullough | November 15, 2009

The Obama administration grossly underestimated the response of the American people in it's decision to try war-field combatants as common thieves in criminal courts handed down this week by Attorney General Holder.

Paul Jacob | November 15, 2009

When bad government programs happen to good people, the good people start wising up, rejecting the bad programs.