Sat, Jan 16, 2010

Doug Giles | January 16, 2010

Y’know, in reality—as in a blistering, natural disaster reality—one always finds that it is America that rocks the hardest in regard to real relief.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 16, 2010

A squishy, misguided, weak-kneed liberalism has emerged in Hillary Clinton's comments about the kind of sanctions that would work best in halting Iran's nuclear program. Rather than take the one step that would really be effective -- cutting off the flow of refined gasoline to Iran -- she instead insists that we need to target the Iranian leadership with sanctions.

Paul Driessen | January 16, 2010

hould corporate ethics principles apply only to profit-making companies? Or should they also cover nonprofit corporations, especially those that badger for-profits to be more “socially responsible”?

Fri, Jan 15, 2010

Kathryn Lopez | January 15, 2010

Google searches for democracy, human rights or Tibet will leave the curious citizen in China lacking a lot of important information.

Alan Sears | January 15, 2010

It is my sincere hope that the first thing Brit Hume said a couple of weeks ago – in expressing his compassionate desire that golfer Tiger Woods might give serious consideration to the Christian faith – will have a powerful impact on the life of that young man.

Rich Tucker | January 15, 2010

Change has already arrived in 2010. Hope is right behind it. Let’s begin with the beleaguered newspaper industry, where survival may depend on going “back to the future.”

Meredith Turney | January 15, 2010

The freedom to work hard and become wealthy has long been part of America’s unique character. No other nation offers the ability for any man, regardless of his station in life, to rise to the level held only by aristocracy or royalty throughout much of the rest of the world.

Michelle Malkin | January 15, 2010

Hold on to your hoe. It turns out that the fruits and veggies used in a special edition of the popular Food Network TV show “Iron Chef America” featuring first lady Michelle Obama did not, in fact, come from the White House garden.

Jonah Goldberg | January 15, 2010

In August, Ted Kennedy, the Lion of the Senate, the last son of Camelot, the soul of the Democratic Party, friend of the people and scourge of robber barons, fat cats and special interests, departed this mortal coil. What has followed is a heated battle for his seat.

David Limbaugh | January 15, 2010

There are definitely two Americas, but not the two that fallen former presidential candidate John Edwards had in mind. There's the real America, and there's the imaginary America President Barack Obama has boasted of creating.

Mona Charen | January 15, 2010

We don't maintain the world's largest military to provide humanitarian relief. But those who disdain our military power may want to say a private prayer of thanksgiving that we make the sacrifices to maintain it -- if only because in cases like this, there is no substitute for a military response.

Pat Buchanan | January 15, 2010

We were blindsided. We never saw it coming. So said Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein of the financial crisis of 2008. He likened its probability to four hurricanes hitting the East Coast in a single season.

Suzanne Fields | January 15, 2010

Here at the intersection of politics and culture lies a new scientific puzzle about the way the brain responds to information. It's at the heart of the question asked of more than 100 writers, artists, philosophers, scientists, engineers and journalists by the intellectual online salon called

Michael Gerson | January 15, 2010

Just weeks after the Supreme Court took a landmark case featuring a demand for greater communication privacy, many took to Facebook to reveal the color of the bra they were wearing.

Jillian Bandes | January 15, 2010

House Republicans are heading into a planning session that they hope will rebrand their efforts towards taking down Democrats during the last two years of President Obama’s first term.

Matt Towery | January 15, 2010

No one is a fan of the big banks that took our money in a time of crisis and then turned around once things were getting better for them and passed out huge bonuses.

Linda Chavez | January 15, 2010

Could we be headed for a double-dip recession? The numbers on employment, sales, and other indicators suggest the recovery is shaky at best. Unemployment is holding steady at 10 percent, and retail sales were actually down .2 percent in December compared to the previous month.

Bill Murchison | January 15, 2010

Can't stand to watch the English language's losing encounter with the culture of who-cares-anyway? A new book says, get over it, fella.

Charles Krauthammer | January 15, 2010

What went wrong? A year ago, he was king of the world. Now President Obama's approval rating, according to CBS, has dropped to 46 percent -- and his disapproval rating is the highest ever recorded by Gallup at the beginning of an (elected) president's second year.

Oliver North | January 15, 2010

The really bad news is that when it comes to Yemen, the O-Team doesn't have a plan.

David Harsanyi | January 15, 2010

It occurred to me that the question I truly wanted posed was this: Why are performance-enhancing drugs considered so appalling to begin with?

Thu, Jan 14, 2010

Diana West | January 14, 2010

This wasn't supposed to happen there. According to a "counterinsurgency" plan (COIN), anti-US, anti-infidel violence just wasn't supposed to erupt in Garmsir, Afghanistan, of all places. But it did.

Donald Lambro | January 14, 2010

If the latest family spat within the Republican National Committee about Chairman Michael Steele is ever turned into a play, it should be titled "Much Ado About Nothing."

Nathan Tabor | January 14, 2010

With the immoral and intrusive Obama health care plan on the verge of passing both houses of the U.S. Congress, twenty Republican governors and governors-elect sent a letter to the House and Senate leaders urging them to pass “meaningful health care reform, not hastily prepared partisan legislation which omits reform and saddles American taxpayers for generations to come.”

Armstrong Williams | January 14, 2010

So how stands this country now, 41 years after Dr. King gave his life for his dream? The election of the first American Black President, Barack Obama, is an unmistakable sign that the country has taken an astonishing step away from its history of slavery and institutionalized racism.

Ken Klukowski | January 14, 2010

On January 12, the Supreme Court heard a case involving a federal law that empowers the federal government to keep dangerous people locked up after their prison sentences are over.

Ross Mackenzie | January 14, 2010

The foremost dictum of arguably the 20th Century's foremost economist holds, "There's no such thing as a free lunch." Nobel economist Milton Friedman meant that somewhere along the line somebody pays for everything.

Cliff May | January 14, 2010

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab may have done us a favor. More than eight years after 9/11/01, he revealed that our multi-billion dollar airport security system doesn't work.

Michael Reagan | January 14, 2010

As you have no doubt heard, a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti near her capital of Port-Au-Prince on Tuesday afternoon.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | January 14, 2010

According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, 1.3 million students drop out of school every year. If the top 45 metropolitan areas could cut their estimated 600,000 annual dropouts in half for one year, the alliance estimates, these students would "earn as much as $4.1 billion" more than currently forecasted.

Hugh Hewitt | January 14, 2010

“Game Change” by Mark Halperin and John Heilmann is an entertaining book. However, it could have a been a great one had the authors not decided merely to hint at and tiptoe around the biggest untold stories of President Obama’s long march to the presidency.

Michael Barone | January 14, 2010

The Obama enthusiasts who dominated so much of the 2008 campaign cycle were motivated by style. The tea party protesters who dominated so much of 2009 were motivated by substance.

Victor Davis Hanson | January 14, 2010

Why in matters of stupid behavior do liberals and Democrats often get second and third chances from the media and general public not accorded to their conservative and Republican counterparts?

Larry Elder | January 14, 2010

According to a new book about the '08 presidential campaign, Reid, the Senate majority leader, said that then-Sen. Barack Obama appealed to voters as a "light-skinned" black man with "no Negro dialect" -- that is, "unless he wanted to have one."

Cal Thomas | January 14, 2010

The "doctrine" of global warming, now euphemistically called "climate change," suffered a severe blow last week as much of Europe was buried in record amounts of snow and sub-freezing temperatures.

Debra J. Saunders | January 14, 2010

If liberal politics and good intentions helped all students learn, then Berkeley High School should be an exemplar to all California. Yet, according to its governance council, Berkeley High was identified last year as the high school with "the largest racial equity/achievement gap in the state."

Steve Chapman | January 14, 2010

Anyone who was hoping the current administration would bring a modest downsizing of the nation’s defense establishment and global military role has to be feeling like Bernard Madoff’s investors.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 14, 2010

When I read the other day that the lapsed golfer Tiger Woods' nationwide approval rating had fallen from 87 percent to 33 percent, the only conclusion I could draw was that he had been out campaigning for the Democrats' health care plan.

George Will | January 14, 2010

Although Democrats think their health care legislation faces smooth sailing to implementation, there is a rock dead ahead -- a constitutional challenge to the legislation's core.

Howard Rich | January 14, 2010

The “New Socialism” – as columnist Charles Krauthammer adroitly calls the global governmental power grab and wealth redistribution schemes lurking beneath the “green economy” – has kicked into high gear in Washington, D.C. already this year.

Wed, Jan 13, 2010

Ann Coulter | January 13, 2010

The recently released book Game Change reports that Sen. Harry Reid said America would vote for Barack Obama because he was a "light-skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | January 13, 2010

The following is an excerpt of a letter that was presented to Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Mike Pence, Mitch McConnell, Barbara Lee and the Congressional Black Caucus this week by national pastors and leaders who want to be counted among those who see marriage as an important issue in America today.

Janice Shaw Crouse | January 13, 2010

Over the New Year’s holiday, we had a movie marathon, watching three movies back-to-back on the new Blu-ray player that we gave ourselves for Christmas.

Donald Lambro | January 13, 2010

When Democrats muscled their healthcare-reform bill through the Senate last month with no votes to spare, it seemed to be the last major hurdle for the centerpiece of Barack Obama's legislative agenda.

Rich Galen | January 13, 2010

As if we don't have enough to worry about - guys with exploding BVDs, bankers getting billions in bonuses, one out of five Americans who want a full-time job unable to get one, and the Redskins with their 27th head coach in 10 years just as examples - now we have the Chinese replacing the good ole' U. S. of A. in a number of economic categories which we have owned for about the past 100 years.

Janet M. LaRue | January 13, 2010

Think of the Christmas “just wait ‘til I get my Hanes on you” bomber as a deadly disease in your body next time the topic of Obamacare is raised.

Michelle Malkin | January 13, 2010

Democrat Martha Coakley is the voice of the “little people” the way Ted Kennedy was the voice of sobriety. If Massachusetts voters want another privileged liberal who talks a good “social justice” game while ignoring public corruption, pocketing gobs of money from Beltway fat cats and pandering to corporate special interests, Coakley’s the one.

John Stossel | January 13, 2010

When Judge Richard Posner, the prolific conservative intellectual, released his book "A Failure of Capitalism: The Crisis of '08 and the Descent Into Depression" last year, you might have thought the final verdict was in: Capitalism caused the economic downturn and high unemployment.

Jonah Goldberg | January 13, 2010

There is so much to enjoy about the Democrats' Harry Reid problem, and yet I find the whole spectacle horribly depressing.

Mike Adams | January 13, 2010

Back in 2007, I received an email from a young woman whose life was a mess. It wasn’t as bad a mess as Tiger Woods’ life. But she was miserable. And the source of her misery was similar to Tiger’s.

Ken Blackwell | January 13, 2010

This Saturday, January 16, State Senator Ken Cuccinelli will be sworn-in as Virginia’s new Attorney General.

Tony Blankley | January 13, 2010

Anti-anti-Islamic radicalism is growing amongst Western elites. In the aftermath of the Fort Hood Islamist terror attack on our troops by United States Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan and the Christmas day airline Islamist terror attack attempt, it is becoming ever more obvious that there is a widening gap between public common sense and governing class idiocy when it comes to spotting Islamist danger in our midst -- and doing something about it.

Michael Medved | January 13, 2010

Is it hypocritical for those who demanded Trent Lott’s resignation as Senate Majority Leader in 2002 to wish for Harry Reid’s survival in the same post in 2010? I was one of those Republicans who called for Lott to step down eight years ago and yet I ardently hope that Reid will continue in his leadership position at least until November.

Michael Gerson | January 13, 2010

Obama's rhetorical challenge runs deeper than the recession. In the most unexpected development of his presidency, what was once universally recognized as Obama's greatest political strength -- his oratory -- now seems a serious weakness.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 13, 2010

Pessimism is no more attractive in a party leader than it is in a high school cheerleader. And, in the case of Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele, it is unwarranted as well.

Ben Shapiro | January 13, 2010

Over the weekend, former John McCain campaign strategist Steve Schmidt told "60 Minutes" something shocking about McCain's former running mate, Sarah Palin. It seems that when Schmidt met Palin after McCain selected her, he was surprised that she was so calm. Schmidt apparently asked her how she could remain so tranquil in the face of such a monumental life change. She responded, "It's God's plan."

Terry Jeffrey | January 13, 2010

Any inquiry aimed at discovering the nature of marriage must ultimately arrive at one of two conclusions: Either marriage is something with an absolute nature ordained by God and thus unchangeable or it is an artificial thing, created by human beings on their own authority, and thus changeable according to the whims of whatever members of the human race happen to gain the political power needed to define it for the rest of the species.

Jillian Bandes | January 13, 2010

The Office of Management and Budget has calculated jobs that are “saved or created” by the Recovery Act through non-existent congressional districts, phantom ZIP codes, and questionable accounting practices. To remedy these problems (and in a perfectly-timed response to bad press) the OMB has decided to re-calculate “saved or created” jobs to include those that exist independent of any Recovery Act money in the first place.

Paul Greenberg | January 13, 2010

I have just read about a new high-water mark in the persecution of intellectuals. Or just the intelligent. For setting it, the world can thank the Hon. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and his clerical keepers, notable among them the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader, General Exaltedness, Most High Nabob, etc.

Jacob Sullum | January 13, 2010

Scott Roeder, whose trial begins this week in Wichita, Kan., wanted to argue that killing the abortion doctor George Tiller was necessary to prevent a greater evil: the murder of unborn children. Since that is not how the law views what Tiller did for a living, it is not surprising that the judge would not let Roeder present a "necessity" defense.

Ed Feulner | January 13, 2010

Name the speaker: “The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can.” No, not Descartes. Not Benjamin Franklin. Not even Mark Twain. It was a wise young man named Ronald, who attends school on an Opportunity Scholarship in Washington, D.C.

Gary Aldrich | January 13, 2010

It has been more than two weeks since there was a breakdown in our national security apparatus that resulted in an attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day.

Brent Bozell | January 13, 2010

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann are laughing all the way to the bank at the mess Harry Reid is facing.

David Harsanyi | January 13, 2010

One glorious day, all of us will awaken in our mixed-use neighborhoods, rustle up nutritious garden-grown breakfasts and pedal our bikes to "green-collar" jobs using paths generously provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Austin Bay | January 13, 2010

Filching video from American Predator unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) operating over Iraq and elsewhere serves as an example of a type of cyber-theft.

Tue, Jan 12, 2010

Maggie Gallagher | January 12, 2010

The more Americans learn about this health care package, the more they hate it. The more Democrats learn about how much Americans hate their health care plan, the more they close ranks and tell each other, "We absolutely need to pass health care to win in November."

Bill Murchison | January 12, 2010

The last time Americans got wound up about the assorted misfeasances and incompetencies of the U.S. Congress, the national conversation opened itself to the possibility of term limits for the members.

Dennis Prager | January 12, 2010

Given what Democrats and their allies in the media did to Sens. Trent Lott and George Allen -- taking innocuous comments and declaring them racist -- Republicans have every right to demand that Mr. Reid resign as Senate majority leader.

John Hawkins | January 12, 2010

When Barack Obama was on the campaign trail, he promised Americans hope, change, and unity. Whatever else may be said about the man, you at least have to give him credit for delivering on all counts.

Thomas Sowell | January 12, 2010

The latest "screw-up" that let a man with explosives get on a plane on Christmas day is only part of a larger laxness and irresponsibility when it comes to national security. This administration pays lip service to national security and gives out with a lot of rhetorical notions that makes it notional security instead of national security.

Chuck Norris | January 12, 2010

On Glenn Beck's Jan. 7 show, he was rightly puzzled regarding the exact purpose of President Barack Obama's Dec. 16 signing of an executive order "DESIGNATING INTERPOL AS A PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION ENTITLED TO ENJOY CERTAIN PRIVILEGES, EXEMPTIONS, AND IMMUNITIES."

David Limbaugh | January 12, 2010

Could we all agree that we are doomed as a nation if President Barack Obama continues his deficit spending at unprecedented levels? Can you think of any reason, then, to justify this spending? Oh, our president says it's to jump-start the economy? Sorry, that dog won't hunt. So what's his real motive?

Mona Charen | January 12, 2010

Welcome to America's longest running hit show -- the race farce, in which feigned shock and outrage lead to fawning apologies and bumbling explanations to all the wrong people. Taking offense has been reduced to low comedy in America -- as hypocrites play out their assigned parts.

Cal Thomas | January 12, 2010

The new year kicked-off an election campaign for prime minister of the United Kingdom with a series of soap opera events that grabbed headlines, as did the frigid weather, which has buried the country under a blanket of snow.

Pat Buchanan | January 12, 2010

Following his remarks, during a White House briefing by National Security Council aide John Brennan, Helen Thomas asked a follow-up question to which we almost never hear an answer: Why is al-Qaida at war with us? What is its motivation?

Phyllis Schlafly | January 12, 2010

Hidden in Obama's health care bill is a huge marriage penalty. Both the Senate and House bills would set up yet another federal program to provide financial incentives to subsidize marriage avoidance and illegitimate offspring.

Rebecca Hagelin | January 12, 2010

It is the first institution created by God; the structure under which children thrive; the basic building block of every civil society; and the relationship in which men and women complete each other.

Nicole Neily | January 12, 2010

The federal government managed to get something right on January 1 (entirely unrelated to the fact that they were closed!). For one year, the “death tax” has been repealed.

Mon, Jan 11, 2010

Byron York | January 11, 2010

As the new year begins, the Southers nomination has become the latest Obama confirmation mess, raising questions not only about the nominee but the White House's selection process.

Joel Mowbray | January 11, 2010

Tucked away in a single paragraph near the end of the declassified preliminary report on the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack is the key fact glossed over by most in media and the government: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had a valid visa when he boarded his Detroit-bound flight.

Paul Greenberg | January 11, 2010

What a difference a year makes. And how differently the country begins to see Barack Obama, the shining hope as a presidential candidate, now that he's President Obama. And acting like any other president who'd rather make the big decisions behind closed doors with only his cronies present.

Frank Gaffney | January 11, 2010

Seasoned observers understand that, in official Washington, the so-called "death of a thousand cuts" technique is the preferred means of stealthily undermining, and ultimately defeating, initiatives and institutions too strong to be taken on via a frontal assault.

Rich Galen | January 11, 2010

For those of you who may have been off the grid over the weekend the big news was an item in a new book by Mullpal Mark Halperin and John Heilemann titled "Game Change" in which Majority Leader Harry Reid was quoted as using inappropriate language when describing then-Senator Barack Obama.

Michael Barone | January 11, 2010

Dec. 27, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano went on the Sunday shows and said, "The system worked." The response was loud and unmistakable. Up to a point, Madame Secretary.

Star Parker | January 11, 2010

As President Obama announced his analysis of how the Christmas Day near-miss terrorist attack occurred, Democrat Senate and House leaders conferred in secret to produce a health care reform bill.

Mike Adams | January 11, 2010

I used to wonder what it would be like to work for Nancy Pelosi. Imagine having to answer to a left-wing feminist who alternately encourages uncivil discourse (to war protestors) and civil discourse (to town hall protestors) depending on political expediency. But I do know something about working for Nancy Pelosi. I work for her ideological twin sister, Rosemary DePaolo.

Caroline Glick | January 11, 2010

The growing power of the UN-based international community is one of the gravest emerging threats to Israel's national security.

Bruce Bialosky | January 11, 2010

The New Year brings new and exciting developments. Will we have a life-changing overhaul of our health care system? Will it cause major changes in the makeup of Congress? And of course, how will our elected officials find new ways to extract money from us for their misguided ways?

Jillian Bandes | January 11, 2010

One of the biggest questions for conservatives right now is whether Sarah Palin will run for president in 2012. Recent moves by Palin suggest that she will.

Katie Gage | January 11, 2010

It seems that when you want a bill passed in Washington, the thing to do is go behind closed doors to shut out the American people’s voices.

Allen Hunt | January 11, 2010

Americans don’t get the point. President Obama occasionally gives indications that he may get the point, but often then moves in the opposite direction.

Ashley Herzog | January 11, 2010

These days, it’s difficult for normal people to determine what counts as a racist remark and what doesn’t.

Douglas MacKinnon | January 11, 2010

Like many in politics and most in Washington, Michael Steele and Charlie Crist are all about themselves.

Sun, Jan 10, 2010

Doug Giles | January 10, 2010

I’m hearing nada from the likes of Matthews, Maddow and Olbermann regarding Obama lying to us.

Salena Zito | January 10, 2010

And another one bites the dust. At least that’s what it must have felt like to Beltway Democrats in one 15-hour period last week.

Austin Hill | January 10, 2010

Two terrorist attacks on American soil within les s than sixty days. Administration officials declare that “the system worked” after the Christmas day attack, only to be contradicted by the President days later.

Steve Chapman | January 10, 2010

Upon thinking of someone using “smokeless tobacco,” you may immediately think: a vile, disgusting habit with no redeeming social value. That, it turns out, is only half-true.

George Will | January 10, 2010

California, a laboratory of liberalism, is spiraling downward, driven by a huge budget deficit. So the University of California system's budget was cut 20 percent. Then the system increased in-state student fees 32 percent to ... $10,302.

Ken Connor | January 10, 2010

Unless you've been living under a rock or were recently abducted by aliens, chances are you've heard about Tiger Woods' humiliating exposure as a serial adulterer and the resulting damage to his marriage and career.

Paul Jacob | January 10, 2010

The way out of our current impasse is not by choosing Democrats over Republicans, or Republicans over Democrats. It's by steering clear of the partisan Scylla and Charybdis entirely.

David Stokes | January 10, 2010

In the old West, when the boys played poker at the saloon, or wherever, along with the cards, chips, money, and various beverages, the table was also adorned with a knife–one with a buckhorn handle. The knife was moved from place to place, depending on the person dealing. If a player didn’t feel like dealing the cards, he could pass the responsibility to the next guy, along with the knife.

Kevin McCullough | January 10, 2010

In one of the more bizarre seasons of criticism to be laid at the feet of a pundit, former Fox News chief Brit Hume did a rare thing this past week.