Sun, Dec 13, 2009

Paul Jacob | December 13, 2009

Is eminent domain abuse becoming the pre-eminent political excuse to abuse our other rights, too?

Sat, Dec 12, 2009

Doug Giles | December 12, 2009

Well, I think Obama’s G-boy, Kevin Jennings, should not be the Safe Schools Czar for many egregious reasons.

Paul Greenberg | December 12, 2009

Just what does Hanukkah celebrate?

Tom Borelli | December 12, 2009

In trying to minimize the importance of “ClimateGate,” Al Gore sounds like the Wizard of Oz, "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!" During a CNN interview, Gore downplayed the meaning of the emails at the center of the controversy by saying, “Well, they took a few phrases out of context."

Fri, Dec 11, 2009

Jillian Bandes | December 11, 2009

The House passed sweeping financial regulation that some say is as revolutionary as Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. Free-market business advocates aren’t too happy about the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which ushers in a bevy of new government regulation and control.

Larry Kudlow | December 11, 2009

Retail sales totally beat Wall Street estimates with a huge 1.3 percent gain in November. Core retail sales have increase 5.6 percent at an annual rate over the past three months.

Rich Tucker | December 11, 2009

If there’s one thing a non-scientist needs to understand, it’s this: science is never truly “settled.”

Max Schulz | December 11, 2009

As the world trains its attention on Copenhagen for the United Nations climate change summit, much is being made in the mainstream media about the bold pledges global leaders supposedly are making to combat rampant warming.

Caroline Glick | December 11, 2009

Perhaps when the history of our times is written, ours will be called The Era of Narcissistic Catechisms. To understand why this is the case it is enough to consider the fortunes of two green movements.

Diana West | December 11, 2009

Gen. Stanley McChrystal's long-awaited testimony before Congress on the Afghanistan "surge" was, according to one account, "uneventful." The general himself, another story noted, was "a study in circumspection." And questioning from lawmakers was, said a third, "gentle."

Rich Galen | December 11, 2009

President Obama stopped off in Oslo to pick up his Nobel Peace Prize. He declined to participate in many of the traditional appearances previous winners had done, spending just a few hours less in Norway than he had spent in the Oval office before being chosen for the award.

Roger Schlesinger | December 11, 2009

If you’re out of work or your hours have been drastically reduced, then I don't have to tell you about the recession.

Michelle Malkin | December 11, 2009

The two most important questions for society, according to the Greek philosopher Plato, are these: What will we teach our children? And who will teach them?

Brent Bozell | December 11, 2009

An online video has surfaced called "Frosty the Inappropriate Snowman,"

Jonah Goldberg | December 11, 2009

On Monday, Lisa Jackson, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, formally announced that her agency now considers carbon dioxide to be a dangerous pollutant, subject to government regulation.

David Limbaugh | December 11, 2009

Two recent news stories illustrate, more clearly than ever, the Obama Democrats' contempt for the free market and individual economic liberty. If given the chance, they will expand government and spend as much of our money as they can get away with.

Mona Charen | December 11, 2009

The unexpected victory of Republican Jimmy Higdon in the Kentucky state Senate special election -- despite a 2-to-1 Democratic registration advantage -- is another fire bell in the night that national Democrats are going to ignore.

Oliver North | December 11, 2009

When I was a young Marine, we were encouraged to read Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" as a primer on conflict.

Pat Buchanan | December 11, 2009

The decades-long campaign of Ron Paul to have the Government Accountability Office do a full audit of the Federal Reserve now has 313 sponsors in the House.

Suzanne Fields | December 11, 2009

The good news for George W. Bush is that the haters have just about worn out the object of their contempt. The Bush years have been remaindered to the old-news bin. The good news for Sarah Palin is that she's the designated heir.

Michael Gerson | December 11, 2009

An e-mail from my conscience: Reviewing your assorted botches during the past year, consider this one. In May, you mocked: "It is possible that climate change skeptics -- the dominant Republican voices -- have uncovered a vast scientific delusion, like the belief in phlogiston or phrenology.

David Harsanyi | December 11, 2009

Congress is at it again, battling unfairness wherever it pops up. This time, it's taking on college athletics, a world in which a conniving cartel spins backroom deals and then foists injustice on vulnerable football fans.

Jillian Bandes | December 11, 2009

Wendy Wright, the President of Concerned Women for America, said she thought the mainstream reaction to the Woods ordeal most accurately reflected the types of attitudes that should be expected out of news like this.

Matt Towery | December 11, 2009

Wow. It was just last week that this pollster wrote about my belief that President Obama's approval ratings would drop to somewhere in the mid-40 percentiles by early next year.

Linda Chavez | December 11, 2009

If Jesse Jackson is mad at Barack Obama, the president must be doing something right. Jackson complained this week that President Obama wasn't doing enough to help blacks in a recession that has disproportionately affected black workers.

Charles Krauthammer | December 11, 2009

In the 1970s and early '80s, having seized control of the U.N. apparatus (by power of numbers), Third World countries decided to cash in. OPEC was pulling off the greatest wealth transfer from rich to poor in history.

Gary Aldrich | December 11, 2009

Not a day goes by without another story in the newspaper or television that reports more assaults on your liberty. The liberals, long envious and nervous about the lifestyles of the truly free have set out to take those liberties using dishonest, back-door tactics.

Virgil Goode | December 11, 2009

When Barack Obama completely ignored the problem of uncontrolled immigration during his Jobs Summit, my former colleague Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued the following statement that was signed by 21 conservative Republican congressmen.

Ken Klukowski | December 11, 2009

What if there was a federal law stating that anytime you owe anyone a duty to be honest and you violate that duty, you’re committing a federal felony? Guess what—there already is. And now the Supreme Court is deciding whether to strike it down.

Dan Gainor | December 11, 2009

The last time unemployment hit double digits, the Billy Joel song “Allentown” was a surprise early ’80s hit. As Joel later told the Allentown Morning Call, it was a “song about being out of work.”

Thu, Dec 10, 2009

Nathan Tabor | December 10, 2009

Earlier this week, a Gallup poll indicated that the American people hold Congress and our nation’s elected officials in such low esteem that only Wall Street scammers and HMO paper pushers rate lower … and not by much. This, of course, is not new data, Congress has routinely rated lower in public opinion, than most professions.

Michael Reagan | December 10, 2009

On the Senate floor this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid abused the dignity of his position with yet another desperate attack on Republicans and other Americans who understand the dangers of President Obama's flawed health care proposal.

Hugh Hewitt | December 10, 2009

In an interview on my radio show Wednesday, Arizona Senator Jon Kyl underscored the fact that Senate Democrats do not have the 60 votes they need to pass Obamacare, and that reports about the inevitability of Obamcare passing are part of the Democrat's strategy.

Cliff May | December 10, 2009

We've heard a lot in recent days about how conservatives and liberals are responding to President Obama's plans for Afghanistan. But what does the enemy think?

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | December 10, 2009

While the Democrats in Congress have been delivering votes for government health care and Obama has been opining on troop deployment in Afghanistan, everyday Americans have been trying to figure out how to spend less and make ends meet.

Michael Barone | December 10, 2009

Consider the 2,000-plus-page health care legislation now before the Senate. There is coherent debate on abortion coverage because it's a discrete issue easily isolated from the rest of the bill that raises concerns among people with conflicting strong moral beliefs.

Larry Elder | December 10, 2009

"Tiger's finished." "Define 'finished,'" I said to a friend in response to her assessment. Will Tiger Woods lose endorsements? Yes.

Cal Thomas | December 10, 2009

President Obama delivered his latest speech on job creation and the economy Tuesday at the liberal Brookings Institution in Washington. As with all of his speeches, this one was loaded with first-person references and blame of the Bush administration for America's economic troubles.

Jillian Bandes | December 10, 2009

As Senate debate on the health care reform package progressed, it became clear that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid did not have the necessary 60 votes to pass the bill with a public option. So he’s come up with a new plan – a public option “lite.”

Paul Driessen | December 10, 2009

Who can forget the classic confrontation between Humphrey Bogart and Alfonso Bedoya in “Treasure of the Sierra Madre.” Now it’s being reprised in living color, featuring banditos from East Anglia, Penn State, Washington and the UN.

Steve Chapman | December 10, 2009

This is that wonderful time of year when a roly-poly, white-bearded fellow descends from the North Pole to lavish us with presents.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 10, 2009

Do my eyes deceive me? Did I really see President Barack Obama this week calling for a vast increase in government spending? He is promising to "spend our way out of this recession." He plans to build highways and bridges.

George Will | December 10, 2009

Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Fed, who does not laugh promiscuously, knows that it is no laughing matter that Rep. Ron Paul has 317 co-sponsors (180 Republicans, 137 Democrats) for a bill to open the Fed's books to "audit" by the comptroller general.

Howard Rich | December 10, 2009

The irony of the United States’ current financial situation is that it would be absolutely impossible for any business or private citizen to ever wind up in such dire straits.

Jamie Weinstein | December 10, 2009

Today in Oslo, Norway President Barack Obama will officially be given the Nobel Peace Prize. This is the speech he should give (but almost certainly won’t).

Wed, Dec 09, 2009

Ann Coulter | December 09, 2009

In Tuesday's primary election, Massachusetts Democrats chose as their Senate nominee a woman who kept a clearly innocent man in prison in order to advance her political career.

Tony Blankley | December 09, 2009

A sense of unreality overshadows our debate on Afghan war policy across the spectrum of opinions. The unreality derives from the simple fact that we do not have enough troops to rationally implement an adequate defense of our national interests.

Mario Diaz | December 09, 2009

President Obama’s nomination of Chai Feldblum to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) represents one of the most serious threats to religious freedom we have seen in a long time.

Rich Galen | December 09, 2009

Regular readers of MULLINGS know that I am not the least bit shy about taking credit for the thinnest sliver, of the smallest smidgeon, of the tiniest dot of evidence that I might have possibly been correct about something.

Paul Kengor | December 09, 2009

In this Q&A, Dr. Paul Kengor, executive director of the Center, interviews Dinesh D'Souza, a best-selling author and former White House policy analyst, about his newly released book, “Life After Death: The Evidence.”

Dan Kennedy | December 09, 2009

A number of business owners have let me know of their new annoyance. They’re taking umbrage. The Great and Powerful Ozbama has chosen a new demon: the small business community. Not long ago, the rhetoric was about the need to assist small business.

Sandy Rios | December 09, 2009

The current scandal surrounding Tiger Woods ought to serve as Exhibit A of why we can’t live our personal lives irresponsibly without it having an effect on the culture.

Michelle Malkin | December 09, 2009

How low can they go? The desperate Democratic peddlers of a government health care takeover have proclaimed an insurance "holocaust in America", lambasted conservative health care town hall protesters as "political terrorists", sent SEIU thugs to demonstrate outside Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman's private residence, and derided senior citizens questioning President Obama's fuzzy math savings claims. Now, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is leading them deeper into demagogic mire.

John Stossel | December 09, 2009

People keep forwarding me emails and blog posts saying ABC fired me. Internet forums claim I was fired because I aired a story about the downside of government-controlled health care. This is silly. It's not even logical. No one can broadcast anything on "20/20" without ABC's approval. The truth is that my departure from ABC was by mutual consent.

Walter E. Williams | December 09, 2009

Last month, Russian computer hackers obtained thousands of e-mails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in England. CRU has the world's largest temperature data set. In collaboration with scientists around the world, including the U.S., its research and mathematical models form the basis of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) 2007 global warming report.

Brent Bozell | December 09, 2009

Talk about an inconvenient truth. In ever-increasing numbers, Americans are becoming skeptical about the scientific argument that there's a man-made global-warming crisis that requires immediate and drastic government action.

Jonah Goldberg | December 09, 2009

One of the great frustrations of the libertarian-minded right is how Republicans got stuck being "the party of big business."

Michael Medved | December 09, 2009

It’s true that the American people are fundamentally conservative – but not in the angry, doctrinaire sense suggested by so many of my fellow radio ranters.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 09, 2009

The worst nightmare of the left is about to come true: The United States is about to achieve the carbon emissions goals set by the 1997 Kyoto Accords. Once seemingly beyond reach, the United States is already halfway toward meeting the stringent Kyoto goals for reduction in carbon emissions without a cap-and-trade law or a carbon tax or carbon dioxide being declared a pollutant.

Michael Gerson | December 09, 2009

If it weren't for bad luck, Mike Huckabee would have no luck at all. Of all the deranged criminals in the country, Maurice Clemmons -- granted clemency by then-Gov. Huckabee of Arkansas almost a decade ago -- recently murdered four police officers in Washington state. Seldom has an act of mercy been more publicly or horribly betrayed.

Ben Shapiro | December 09, 2009

According to allies of President Obama, all opposition to Obama's policies is driven by racism. "We think all of it is!" shouts Gwen Dawkins, a Democratic "activist" from Michigan. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) explains that "As far as African-Americans are concerned, we think most of it is. "Apparently, racism must be spreading like wildfire.

Terry Jeffrey | December 09, 2009

The Obama administration has a habit of waiting until late on Friday to release news it believes to be unpopular. Such was the case last Friday when White House spokesman Robert Gibbs put out a statement announcing that President Barack Obama was changing the date of his visit to the United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen from Dec. 9 to Dec. 18 -- when a deal on a climate-change treaty is more likely to be announced -- and that the president is now promising to hand out billions in new foreign aid.

David Harsanyi | December 09, 2009

We don't need a cap-and-trade deal. What we need is a RICO trial.

Austin Bay | December 09, 2009

Last April during the Summit of the Americas, President Barack Obama shook hands with Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. Their greet-and-grip photo op had that street-smart flair -- hooked thumbs, hip dude grins, brothers in populist cool.

Marybeth Hicks | December 09, 2009

Back in September, my husband, a law professor, asked if I’d host one of the student groups for which he serves as a faculty advisor for a gathering at our home.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | December 09, 2009

I'm a strong believer in families helping families, but I also believe that one's own retirement has to come first. Your parents shouldn't in any way feel guilty about bringing this up with your brother.

John Culberson | December 09, 2009

This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided that the air we exhale, carbon dioxide, is toxic and poses a danger to our well-being.

Tue, Dec 08, 2009

John Culberson | December 08, 2009

This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided that the air we exhale, carbon dioxide, is toxic and poses a danger to our well-being. The EPA plans to use this “endangerment” finding to issue costly new emissions regulations on Americans – once again putting Washington in charge.

Christopher Merola | December 08, 2009

This past Monday, December 7, 2009, Harry Reid, the Democrat Senate Majority Leader, spoke from the Senate floor and uttered these words concerning the Republican Party’s opposition to socialized health care.

Carrie Lukas | December 08, 2009

Just how much can the average American family expect to pay for health insurance if the proposals currently making their way through Congress become law?

Dennis Prager | December 08, 2009

If you had hope that the election of a black president might improve black-white relations in America, reading the column by Charles M. Blow in Saturday's New York Times will effectively crush it.

Jacob Sullum | December 08, 2009

New York's highest court has shown unjustified deference toward the self-interested assessments of developers and their allies.

Paul Edwards | December 08, 2009

Prior to this recent series of revelations, there wasn’t a man on the planet who in some sense didn’t want to be Tiger Woods. Tiger is good looking. He’s physically fit.

Matt Patterson | December 08, 2009

Democrats have done a good job portraying Republicans as health-care-reform obstructionists.

Marvin Olasky | December 08, 2009

Katie Stam sang that song during the talent competition, which followed the swimsuit and evening gown competitions.

Bill Murchison | December 08, 2009

As if policy "experts" were not growing almost daily in disrepute, along came the Environmental Protection Agency Monday to fortify, in a backward way, the case for just plain old, you know, common sense in public policy.

Ken Klukowski | December 08, 2009

The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case over an executive-branch agency that is completely outside presidential control. Team Obama argued that the Court should keep it that way, leaving in place an agency that meddles in business affairs but is unaccountable to the public.

Rebecca Hagelin | December 08, 2009

As the Christmas season gets into full swing, the odd reality is that in many institutions, homes and hearts, Christ will be absent from his own birthday party.

Nathan Tabor | December 08, 2009

It's been quite a year for President Barack Obama. He has taken this nation's government so far to the left that Bill Clinton sometimes looks conservative in comparison.

Thomas Sowell | December 08, 2009

President Obama keeps talking about the jobs his administration is "creating" but there are more people unemployed now than before he took office. How can there be more unemployment after so many jobs have been "created"?

Chuck Norris | December 08, 2009

Copenhagen is on fire this week, and there's far more heating up than just the climate.

John Hawkins | December 08, 2009

Repeating the words "scientific consensus" over and over and telling sad stories about polar bears does not qualify as "science."

Michael Barone | December 08, 2009

Every time I visit the White House, I am struck by its military environment. This military atmosphere may have seemed congenial to a president who made a career in the military like Dwight Eisenhower, and it was not unfamiliar to those who served in World War II, as his seven successors did. But it can be off-putting to those without military experience.

Mona Charen | December 08, 2009

Though professional hysterics may seek to "hide the decline," there has been a noticeable drop in the number of Americans who believe that global warming is a man-made phenomenon.

Cal Thomas | December 08, 2009

The hacked emails from the global warming center of the universe -- the Climate Research Unit at Britain's East Anglia University -- could be the climatology equivalent of discovering the bones of Jesus.

Pat Buchanan | December 08, 2009

We have been losing jobs every month for two years. Why, then, are we still bringing immigrants into the United States at a rate of 125,000 a month to take jobs from fellow Americans and compete with our unemployed for the jobs that open up?

Phyllis Schlafly | December 08, 2009

We were shocked to read a November report from the U.S. Army that 75 percent of America's 17- to 24-year-olds are not eligible for military service, largely because they are poorly educated, involved in crime or ae physically unfit. According to this report titled "Ready, Willing and Unable to Serve," 27 percent of young Americans can't join the military because they are too fat and out of shape, can't do push-ups or pull-ups, and can't run.

Ed Feulner | December 08, 2009

When considering war strategy, it’s best to start where you want to finish. For example: in Afghanistan the United States needs to destroy the Taliban. The question is, how?

Mon, Dec 07, 2009

Ira Mehlman | December 07, 2009

The setting was not quite the flight deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln with a “Mission Accomplished” banner as the backdrop, but it was the next best thing. Speaking at the Center for American Progress (CAP) on Nov. 13, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano declared victory over illegal immigration and announced that the Obama administration is ready to move forward with a mass amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens already living in the United States.

Rich Galen | December 07, 2009

We have previously established in MULLINGS that I am mathematically challenged. It's not arithmetic dyslexia; I just can't do the calculations properly. The Lad, sadly, has inherited my non-functional math gene.

Byron York | December 07, 2009

There's a reason Barack Obama squeezed a hastily arranged "jobs summit," as well as a speech on employment, into a White House schedule dominated by national health care and Afghanistan.

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

Last week was momentous in the battle for marriage in the US. It was a little like riding a roller coaster. On Tuesday, the DC City Council finished their first of two readings of their proposed same-sex marriage law. The reading passed by a margin of 11 to 2. The council seems determined to prevent the people from voting on this issue. Their rationale is that “civil rights” is not something that should be voted on by the masses.

Patrick F. Fagan | December 07, 2009

When receiving a gift, sometimes the best moment is right before it’s opened. That’s the moment when all advertising hype melds with the hope that the gift will truly be what is desired.

Janice Shaw Crouse | December 07, 2009

We recently enjoyed watching our granddaughter (age 16) and grandson (age 14) finish the Richmond Marathon; her second marathon, his first. My husband had expressed concern that our grandson’s preparation had consisted merely of playing junior varsity baseball and freshman football. I didn’t understand why that wasn’t enough. Earlier, both had won their age group in the Outer Banks Triathlon. As it turns out, my husband’s concerns were legitimate.

Star Parker | December 07, 2009

The Baltimore City Council has passed a bill requiring crisis pregnancy centers to post signs saying they do not "provide or make referrals for abortion or birth-control services." Now it awaits the mayor's signature.

Terry Paulson | December 07, 2009

It took nearly 150 years for Congress to pass a resolution apologizing for slavery. We should apologize now to future generations for what we’ve done and are doing to America.

Bruce Bialosky | December 07, 2009

If the United States dollar is replaced as the reserve currency for the world, you can kiss our standing as “global top dog” goodbye. The reason for our current status is that everyone wants our money.

Allen Hunt | December 07, 2009

As unpopular as it may be, I stand and applaud Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas. Given the heat he is taking right now, he could stand a little praise, not so much for political purposes but for moral ones.

Mike Adams | December 07, 2009

Over the course of the last few weeks, I have received several requests for an update on the Frank Lombard case.

Sun, Dec 06, 2009

Austin Hill | December 06, 2009

The weeklong liberal’s lament seems to have started last Sunday with Arianna Huffington. While noting Obama’s televised address about Afghanistan, the liberal pundit stated that instead, the President should be addressing the nation about a “jobs bill.”

Debra J. Saunders | December 06, 2009

As soon as President Obama had finished his West Point speech in which he pledged to send 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, conservative pundits started poking at the president's demeanor and message.

Steve Chapman | December 06, 2009

One of the ostensible reasons for reforming our health insurance system is the need to halt the growth of spending on medical treatment. So it may be a surprise to learn that in its first major vote on the health care overhaul, the U.S. Senate took a clear and simple position: Cost is no object.

Ken Connor | December 06, 2009

As world leaders prepare to gather in Copenhagen to discuss a global strategy for combating climate change-a strategy likely to involve a substantial growth of government power at the expense of individual and economic liberty-a shock wave of controversy threatens to shatter what many have come to view as settled science.

George Will | December 06, 2009

With 20,000 delegates, advocates and journalists jetting to Copenhagen for planet Earth's last chance, the carbon footprint of the global warming summit will be the only impressive consequence of the climate change meeting.

Paul Jacob | December 06, 2009

Power corrupts. In Moscow, in Paris, in Washington. Even in your local police department.

Salena Zito | December 06, 2009

The problem for FDR’s party is that it hasn’t adapted swiftly enough to two realities – that jobs are the most important issue to the nation, and that the middle class (which Democrats claim to champion) is dissolving under its watch.

David Stokes | December 06, 2009

Gliders were used as a vital component of American military operations for a relatively short period of time, most notably from 1943-1945 during epic and crucial battles in World War II. Those who flew and manned these fragile crafts were among the most courageous of all those who put themselves in harm’s way.

Kevin McCullough | December 06, 2009

Mike Huckabee had zero to do with the deaths this past week of four Seattle police officers. Radio hosts and bloggers who attempt to imply anything to the contrary are dishonest.