Sat, Dec 19, 2009

Doug Giles | December 19, 2009

What the heck is wrong with Kevin Jennings and GLSEN?

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 19, 2009

A detailed analysis of the Obama health care program now before the Senate indicates that it will force big premium increases for all families, especially for those under 30 years of age.

Paul Driessen | December 19, 2009

Is there an exit strategy for this energy, environment and economic predicament?

Fri, Dec 18, 2009

Larry Kudlow | December 18, 2009

Helicopter Ben Bernanke passed his reconfirmation vote in the Senate Banking Committee this week. But he passed by 16 to 7. Most of the Republicans voted against Bernanke, as did one Democrat, Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon.

Seth Cooper | December 18, 2009

We all know it’s dangerous to be driving a car while talking on a handheld cell phone or texting someone, right?

David Harsanyi | December 18, 2009

President Barack Obama grimly warned America this week that if his health care plans fail, the nation will go "bankrupt."

Ken Klukowski | December 18, 2009

In 2005, the National Rifle Association of America enacted a law that probably saved the American gun-making industry from bankruptcy.

Caroline Glick | December 18, 2009

It is hard to seize the initiative. The consequences of acting are frightening. It is always better to let others go first. But sometimes that is impossible. Today it is becoming clear that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has no choice but to lead.

Rich Galen | December 18, 2009

About a month ago, Barack Obama, in complicity with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev), bribed Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La) with $300 million of our tax money to add her vote to the 60 needed to bring some form of health care legislation to the floor.

Dan Kennedy | December 18, 2009

For husbands everywhere, Tiger Woods. By comparison, we all look good. Even Letterman, Gov. Sanford and former Sen. Edwards said - "See!" It's like going to your wife's high school reunion and discovering the quarterback she could have married is a lot fatter than you, balder than you, and selling used cars. Tiger's another illustration of the principle: if it seems too good to be true, it is. Just like Obama.

Ken Blackwell | December 18, 2009

What has Markos Moulitsas and the Daily Kos crowd so angry is the dropping of the so-called public option from the Senate health care bill while retaining the individual mandate.

Dan Gainor | December 18, 2009

President Barack Obama must be vying to write the latest sequel. Only, Obama wants to turn things upside down. People who make money in the private sector now are evil.

Michelle Malkin | December 18, 2009

Seems like only yesterday the Washington establishment had proclaimed the death of the GOP. Pundits churned out public autopsy reports faster than the L.A. County Medical Examiner.

Brent Bozell | December 18, 2009

Lest any citizen think the U.S. Congress is absorbed only in the weightiest matters like nationalizing the health care system, the House just passed another piece of legislation -- a bill urging that TV commercials be no louder than the shows in which they appear.

Jonah Goldberg | December 18, 2009

As the Copenhagen climate summit comes to close, it seems fair to say that rarely has a gathering of so many doing so little gotten so much attention. But Copenhagen does have its uses.

David Limbaugh | December 18, 2009

I'm wondering whether there's anyone out there with the guts to pretend that it's insignificant that President Barack Obama keeps appointing radical after radical to his czar positions.

Mona Charen | December 18, 2009

Mia Fleming is a 20-year-old college student who was adopted as an infant. This year, she set out to find not her birthparents, but the two teenagers who found her on a Fairfax, Va., townhouse's front steps.

Oliver North | December 18, 2009

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is Time magazine's "Person of the Year." Twelve months ago, the "honor" went to then-President-elect Barack Obama.

Pat Buchanan | December 18, 2009

If you would know what Copenhagen is all about, hearken to this nugget in The Washington Post's report from the Danish capital.

Suzanne Fields | December 18, 2009

The Germans are so strong on their family values they want the state to enforce them. They're debating now whether shops should be shuttered on Sunday by law.

Michael Gerson | December 18, 2009

It is sad when someone you care about threatens to do a foolish and destructive thing.

Jillian Bandes | December 18, 2009

As the 2010 mid-term elections cycle swings into gear, Democrat pollster Fred Yang admits that the outlook for his party isn’t so rosy.

Linda Chavez | December 18, 2009

Climate change is one of those issues I know enough about to know how little I really know. And I certainly haven't learned much more during the 193-nation climate talks that concluded in Copenhagen this week.

Rich Tucker | December 18, 2009

The real estate market in the U.S. hasn’t yet recovered from the subprime meltdown. These days, though, the bigger worry ought to be a federal government meltdown -- likewise triggered by overborrowing and an inability to repay debts.

Charles Krauthammer | December 18, 2009

Twenty-five years ago this week, I wrote my first column. I'm not much given to self-reflection -- why do you think I quit psychiatry? -- but I figure once every quarter-century is not excessive.

Diana West | December 18, 2009

The main reason the "surge" in Afghanistan is on is because the conventional wisdom tells us the "surge" in Iraq "worked."

Thu, Dec 17, 2009

Michael Reagan | December 17, 2009

Thousands are now gathered in Copenhagen to embark on an aggressive plan to reach a framework for reducing carbon emissions, with the goal of instituting a more formalized, binding agreement within six months.

Cliff May | December 17, 2009

What can Navy brass be thinking? On Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Day, a Navy SEAL - one of an elite band of highly skilled and extraordinarily brave American warriors - faced arraignment. The charge: He punched a terrorist.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | December 17, 2009

James Brown song "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" got it wrong -- there is a quiet revolution underfoot that one day might make it more of a woman's world than a man's.

David Spady | December 17, 2009

As the United Nations Climate Change Conference enters its second week in Copenhagen, California will send a delegation to showcase the state’s own climate change policies.

Michael Barone | December 17, 2009

While Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid scrambles to assemble 60 Democratic votes for health care legislation that, according to the realclearpolitics.com average of recent polls, is opposed by a 53 percent to 38 percent margin, several Democratic members of the House are scrambling for the exits on what is starting to look like a sinking ship.

Larry Elder | December 17, 2009

Americans overwhelmingly like their health care and their health insurance. While Americans reject ObamaCare, the President and Congress insist on driving it through.

Cal Thomas | December 17, 2009

Most people who haven't finished (or even begun) their shopping are starting to worry about what gifts to give a friend, relative or spouse. Quick, what did you give or receive last year?

Debra J. Saunders | December 17, 2009

The most endangered species in Washington may well be the moderate. Consider the long knives pointed at the heart of Sen. Joe Lieberman.

David Harsanyi | December 17, 2009

In this country, even a global warming denialist with a carbon fetish and bad intentions has the right to see the inner workings of government.

Matt Towery | December 17, 2009

Italy is a nation with long stretches of lovely landscapes and volumes of rich history. I've always longed to return there -- that is, until I watched in horror at the kangaroo court that was the trial of American Amanda Knox.

Steve Chapman | December 17, 2009

The idea of having an al-Qaida presence in Illinois, even locked up behind bars, is a horrifying prospect.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 17, 2009

I am rather sorry that Myles Brand has passed on to his reward. Brand is the fellow who, as president of Indiana University, gained enormous respect among liberals for ruining the basketball program of that basketball-loving university in that basketball-loving state.

Ross Mackenzie | December 17, 2009

The "jobs summit," the economy, Copenhagen (and East Anglia), Tiger Woods -- in the news an abundance of the bizarre. And let us not overlook Tareq and Michaele Salahi, that other uncredentialed couple oddly winding up in the White House.

George Will | December 17, 2009

Rushing to lock the nation into expensive health care and climate change commitments, Democrats are in an understandable frenzy because public enthusiasm for both crusades has been inversely proportional to the time the public has had to think about them. And the president pushing this agenda has, with his incontinent hunger for attention, seen his job approval vary inversely with his ubiquity. Consider his busy December -- so far.

Matt Patterson | December 17, 2009

On Monday, December 7, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took to the Senate floor and compared opponents of his health care legislation to past defenders of slavery and segregation.

Howard Rich | December 17, 2009

One of the oldest clichés in the book defines insanity as doing the same thing “over and over again” and expecting a different result.

Paul Howard | December 17, 2009

By loading trillions in new spending on top of existing health-care entitlements and raising the specter of far less innovation in health care as government’s role in the market grows, ObamaCare represents a serious wrong turn.

Katie Gage | December 17, 2009

For over a year now, the American public has waited patiently for their elected leaders in Washington to provide the necessary leadership to turn the U.S. economy around and put the nation back on track toward low unemployment.

Wed, Dec 16, 2009

Ann Coulter | December 16, 2009

No wonder Wyden is such an ardent proponent of national health care -- it will force states that didn't adopt these idiotic universal health care schemes to bail out the ones that did.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | December 16, 2009

Although a lot of us may try to forget our age as the years go by, when it comes to reaping the financial rewards of getting older (and not getting dinged), you're wise to keep certain age-related milestones top of mind.

Tony Blankley | December 16, 2009

As the Democrats in Congress approach the end of a frustrating first year's legislative effort, their leaders and the White House are being tempted by three possible shortcuts around the regular lawmaking process.

Ben Shapiro | December 16, 2009

If you were president of the United States, would you hire an alleged former spy for Fidel Castro to be ambassador to El Salvador, a country teetering on the brink of hard-core socialism?

Rich Galen | December 16, 2009

The President called the Democrats in the U.S. Senate to the White House and gave them the "Thou Shalts.

Michelle Malkin | December 16, 2009

On Tuesday, the White House went public with its official plans to purchase the Thomson Correctional Facility from financially strapped Illinois to house Guantanamo Bay detainees.

John Stossel | December 16, 2009

The tax code is outrageously complex and damaging in many ways, but it is made especially complex and damaging when congressmen use it "creatively" to manipulate us into doing things they deem "socially constructive."

Walter E. Williams | December 16, 2009

I've grown somewhat weary writing about the devastating effects of minimum wage laws but The Wall Street Journal's "Black Youths Miss Out on Good Job News," (Dec. 4, 2009) warrants another try.

Brent Bozell | December 16, 2009

Liberal newspaper people are so predictable when it comes to internal party fights. If it's inside the Republican Party, it's the conservative Republicans who are wrong. If inside the Democratic Party, it's the conservative Democrats who are wrong.

Jonah Goldberg | December 16, 2009

Culturally, this has been the decade of the reality show. And what do we have to show for it? Not much more than the contestants themselves.

Ken Blackwell | December 16, 2009

President Barack Obama has completed his months-long “deliberations” over his latest Afghanistan policy. He got more applause from Republicans than from Democrats after his long-running Hamlet act.

Michael Medved | December 16, 2009

The public feels rightly outraged at lavish pay-packages for executives in government-assisted companies that have blown billions in recent years.

Michael Gerson | December 16, 2009

It is symbolic of the Senate's health care bill that the section titled "No lifetime or annual limits" would allow insurance companies to impose annual dollar limits on medical care -- meaning that patients in need of expensive cancer treatment, for example, could still be bankrupted.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 16, 2009

Due to pressure from enraged Americans, the most pernicious features of Obama's health care legislation have, for now at least, been stripped from his bill. This is no time for complacency, however, since the liberals are trying to push back and get the provisions back in.

Terry Jeffrey | December 16, 2009

A strategist casting a cold eye on the Gallup poll tracking President Barack Obama's job approval rating might be tempted to give our president the following advice: Sir, you need more unmarried, unchurched, poor and inexperienced Americans.

Austin Bay | December 16, 2009

In November 2002, a Hellfire missile launched from a CIA-operated Predator hit a vehicle on a road in Yemen's Marib province. The strike killed six al-Qaida terrorists, among them Qaed Senyan al-Harthi. Al-Harthi organized the October 2000 terror attack on the USS Cole (in the Yemeni port of Aden), which left 17 American sailors dead.

Ed Feulner | December 16, 2009

Businesses must spend money to make money. It’s expensive to invent, test and develop new products, and it can take years before they pay off. Government doesn’t work that way.

Jacob Sullum | December 16, 2009

For connoisseurs of Obama-speak, last week's address featured a trifecta, combining three of his favorite rhetorical tropes. There was the vague reference to "those who" question his agenda, the "false choice" they use to deceive the public, and the determination to "be clear" and forthright, in contrast with those dishonest naysayers. These devices are useful as signals that the president is about to mislead us.

Tue, Dec 15, 2009

Hugh Hewitt | December 15, 2009

In an on-air conversation with me on Tuesday, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl, the GOP's whip, reported that the Democrats do not yet have their 60 votes.

Robert Knight | December 15, 2009

What do you do if you’re caught in something shocking, inexcusable and even criminal?

Paul Greenberg | December 15, 2009

Jillian Bandes | December 15, 2009

With health care reform looking more and more certain of passage – albeit without a public option – tea party protesters continue to congregate outside the U.S. Capitol and at Congressional district offices to protest not only health care, but high spending, soaring deficits, and increased government interference in their lives.

Sheraz Mian | December 15, 2009

The only question that really matters this week at the Copenhagen Conference on climate change is whether President Obama is really going to end up corrupting the American constitutional system in front of the entire world.

Thomas Sowell | December 15, 2009

One way to reduce the wear and tear of Christmas shopping at the mall is to give books as presents. Books can be bought on the Internet, and they can be matched to the person who receives them without having to know that person's measurements.

Chuck Norris | December 15, 2009

Washington is up to its old political shell game again, this time in an unprecedented way. While Americans are focused upon the Christmas season and the mainstream media on health care and President Barack Obama's two trips to Europe, the Democrats in Congress have slipped major pro-abortion legislation under the radar.

John Hawkins | December 15, 2009

Have you ever seen one of those wild-eyed people with a sandwich board around his neck standing on the corner, screeching incoherently about how the end of the world is coming?

David Limbaugh | December 15, 2009

It's bad enough for America that President Barack Obama is a committed far-left ideologue, but when you couple that with his narcissism, you've got a recipe for a major disaster.

Mona Charen | December 15, 2009

The U.S. Civil Rights Commission (yes, it's still around and yes, it's outlived its usefulness) is about to subtract from national wisdom about college admissions by focusing on exactly the wrong problem.

Ken Blackwell | December 15, 2009

President Obama has made his way back from the Copenhagen climate summit. The summit has sparked vigorous discussion on the Internet and throughout the world.

Cal Thomas | December 15, 2009

Today, shame seems to be something experienced after an action, if it is felt at all. Shame now follows what used to be considered shameful behavior before everything became relative and tolerable in a society that judges nothing, except those who judge certain behavior to be wrong.

Dennis Prager | December 15, 2009

The most important question any society must answer is: How will we make good people?

Pat Buchanan | December 15, 2009

"It's time to stop worrying about the deficit -- and start panicking about the debt," the Washington Post editorial began. "The fiscal situation was serious before the recession. It is now dire."

Debra J. Saunders | December 15, 2009

The U.S. Senate defeated an amendment last week to restrict taxpayer funding of abortions under Obamacare. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., voted against the measure, arguing that it would require women to buy special riders to purchase abortion coverage.

Phyllis Schlafly | December 15, 2009

The biggest political issue today and in the 2010 election is that one in six Americans are jobless. The political party that offers a solution has the best chance of victory -- but, so far, both parties just don't seem to get it.

Bill Murchison | December 15, 2009

Possibly the best reason for not understanding what's in the Senate health case bill is that no senator knows for sure, not even Harry Reid, without whose subservience to the Obama White House we might have some idea what's up.

Brian Birdnow | December 15, 2009

Last week in the nation’s newspaper of record, the venerable New York Times, well-known columnist/commentator/Palin critic/conservative impersonator David Brooks mounted his soapbox and told those who harbor doubts about the economic recovery to cheer up because things are not as bad as they seem.

Mon, Dec 14, 2009

Rebecca Hagelin | December 14, 2009

In an attempt to make our children feel as if their lives have meaning, many parents bustle them from countless sports, clubs, and social activities, and then back home for homework, quick dinners and weary evenings. We wake up the next morning and start the day with stress and mayhem…only to live the whole routine all over again.

Rachel Alexander | December 14, 2009

The 15th UN climate change conference began in Copenhagen last Monday, continuing through the end of this week. It is estimated that 15,000 participants from 192 countries are attending. The conference is the result of two years of international talks, and is intended to produce a binding treaty to cut global carbon emissions.

Paul Greenberg | December 14, 2009

Some are awarded their Nobel Prize for past achievement. Barack Obama, it turns out, isn't the first sitting president of the United States to be awarded the Prize.

Paul Kengor | December 14, 2009

‘Tis the season…. That is, to not refer to the Christmas Season as the “Christmas Season.” Of course, that’s old news. But what’s new news, or recent news, is the bewildering refusal in some quarters to call a “Christmas tree” a Christmas tree.

Nicole Neily | December 14, 2009

At a meeting of European think tanks several years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu described a training exercise for new soldiers in the Israeli Defense Force.

Bill Steigerwald | December 14, 2009

This is a true story, except for everything that was made up to make it more dramatic or to mock someone. Any resemblance to real politicians, as well as any insult to the religious beliefs of global warming alarmists, is purely intentional.

Rich Galen | December 14, 2009

'Tis the season for holiday receptions and dinners. At a dinner we attended last night, with good friends, all smart, all high achievers in business and government (with one obvious exception).

Byron York | December 14, 2009

According to the conventional wisdom after last year's presidential election, Barack Obama's victory proved that a number of once-reliably red states -- Virginia, North Carolina, and Colorado among them -- were turning blue, perhaps permanently.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | December 14, 2009

Last week, the worldwide summit on climate change in Denmark encouraged some and terrified others. During the past few years, the debate among many informed people has just not been about whether the globe is getting warmer or not, but about how our nation should respond to the “perceived” international threat.

Cesar Conda | December 14, 2009

Congress is preparing to raise the Federal debt ceiling by a whopping $1.8 trillion. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the government will need to borrow $3 trillion for the two years 2009 and 2010.

Star Parker | December 14, 2009

Americans, not surprisingly, are feeling cynical. Gallup's just released Honesty and Ethics of Professions poll shows that for the first time, a majority -- 55 percent -- rate members of the U.S. House of Representatives low/very low for honesty and ethics.

Michael Barone | December 14, 2009

The Norwegians may have awarded Obama the Peace Prize because he has replaced the reviled George W. Bush. But the speech Obama gave, despite a few veiled digs at his predecessor, sounded much more like Bush than they surely expected or wished.

Joseph C. Phillips | December 14, 2009

The classical poet A.E. Housman wrote, “For nature, heartless, witless nature…” He might have said the same thing about history which like nature is neither cruel nor kind, right or wrong; it is simply indifferent. It has, as they say, no dog in the fight.

Bruce Bialosky | December 14, 2009

The release of some 3,000 emails hacked from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University illuminates the true intent of those in the forefront of one of the most complex scientific and political issues of our times: “Global Warming” (or, if you prefer, “Climate Change”).

Mike Adams | December 14, 2009

Of all the great things they do for the Washington driver, none compares to the new “change your gender designation” option.

Carol Platt Liebau | December 14, 2009

Permit me to say what the Obamas do not: Merry Christmas.

Allen Hunt | December 14, 2009

President Obama's speech in accepting the Nobel Peace Prize showed great growth in his development as a leader.

Janice Shaw Crouse | December 14, 2009

These fundamental principles of the faith — that are central to the Judeo-Christian tradition — are mainstream values with a proven and glorious history

Sun, Dec 13, 2009

Salena Zito | December 13, 2009

Perhaps President Barack Obama should take a cue from his predecessor and hear what New Yorkers say about his administration’s decision to prosecute five Sept. 11 suspects here.

David Stokes | December 13, 2009

Long ago, the wisest of all men who ever trod earthly sod reminded us to beware of those peddling false information, noting that they often appear in “sheep’s clothing,” but really they are nothing more than “ravenous wolves.”

Austin Hill | December 13, 2009

He campaigned against private sector economic mismanagement, and the “harsh realities” of global capitalism. He pledged during his campaign to end corruption in both the government, and the private sector.

Steve Chapman | December 13, 2009

President Obama has outlined his new Afghanistan strategy, and the critics have had a lot to say. Things will be tougher than they were in Iraq, warned one opponent.

Ken Connor | December 13, 2009

As the political seas continue to churn over issues such as abortion, healthcare, cap-and-trade, bailouts, the war, and Climategate, the ideological divisions between the two major parties appear to run deeper than ever before.

George Will | December 13, 2009

Rep. Joe Barton, who considers the BCS part of the axis of evil, is incandescent, and prepared. Last January, this 13-term Republican, whose district includes Cowboys Stadium and nearly nuzzles TCU in Fort Worth, introduced the College Football Playoff Act of 2009.

Kevin McCullough | December 13, 2009

Every day that President Obama pushes for the government take over of health care he injures families by the thousands across America.

Paul Jacob | December 13, 2009

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