Sat, Feb 13, 2010

Doug Giles | February 13, 2010

The misery these men must endure being on the receiving end of such nerve-grating, men-hating, unfunny and unlovely cacklers. It’s got to be brutal.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 13, 2010

When President Obama's leading counter-terrorism staff member, John Brennan, says that "politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaida," he has it exactly backward.

Janice Shaw Crouse | February 13, 2010

Currently, the Georgia state legislature is considering a bill (S.B. 304) that would decriminalize the prostitution of children. Those supporting the bill are very well-meaning and want to protect children.

Fri, Feb 12, 2010

Byron York | February 12, 2010

On Capitol Hill, there's a war being fought over the War on Terror, and so far, Republicans are winning. Or at least they're winning the Battle of Miranda.

Larry Kudlow | February 12, 2010

The disconnect between Washington and the rest of the country has never been greater. Why can’t the political class in D.C. produce a fiscal product that voters, taxpayers, and investors are willing to consume?

Rich Tucker | February 12, 2010

A winter storm provides plenty of time for thinking. Thinking about moving to Florida, for example, or why the county can’t seem to get my street plowed, even several days after the snow stops. But also about the genuine willingness of Americans to help each other.

Dan Gainor | February 12, 2010

Economists debate the extent President Obama’s mega-stimulus plan has aided the economy.

Dan Kennedy | February 12, 2010

In lecturing us about blowing our money, The Great Ozbama displays breathtaking gall. Given that he is blowing trillions of our money, not his, and burying us in debt as no president in history, silence on the subject would seem more reasonable.

Kathryn Lopez | February 12, 2010

"Don't you live for that moment right there?" That's how Super Bowl XLIV ended, with former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason commenting on the scene of the night.

Rich Galen | February 12, 2010

The Winter Olympics begin today with ski jumping qualifications this morning and the opening ceremonies at 6:00 pm local time. I looked this up for you: Vancouver, Canada is on Pacific Standard Time.

Thomas Sowell | February 12, 2010

Mixed up with the question of fairness to individuals and groups has been the explosive question of whether individuals and groups have the innate ability to perform at the same levels, if they are all treated alike or even given the same objective opportunities.

Michelle Malkin | February 12, 2010

We are not supposed to speak ill of the dead. But those whom the deceased viciously smeared and humiliated deserve to be defended. Entrenched Democratic Rep. John Murtha passed away on Feb. 8 after a botched gallbladder surgery.

Hugh Hewitt | February 12, 2010

Just when you think beltway Republicans have finally begun to understand the depth and breadth of the voter revolt against the size and reach of the federal government, and thus against the President Obama-led Congressional Democrats, along comes Senator Grassley to throw Democrats a life-line.

Brent Bozell | February 12, 2010

Rosie O'Donnell knows that cute kids can sell anything. When she hosted her afternoon talk show back in the late 1990s, she put out two books of children's jokes titled "Kids Are Punny."

Jonah Goldberg | February 12, 2010

The president has invited congressional Republicans to sit down and talk through health care at a big "bipartisan summit" on Feb. 25. Some think it's a little late for such a conversation.

David Limbaugh | February 12, 2010

It's not a good idea for Republicans to accept President Barack Obama's invitation to a "bipartisan" health care summit, because it would not advance acceptable health care reform.

Mona Charen | February 12, 2010

True to their mission as the organs of the liberal establishment, Time magazine and The New York Times ran stories in the midst of the great snowmaggeddon warning us against drawing any politically incorrect conclusions.

Oliver North | February 12, 2010

Last Sunday, in a surreal "warm-up" for the Super Bowl, Mr. Obama told CBS News' Katie Couric that putting 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed on trial in New York City is a good idea.

Pat Buchanan | February 12, 2010

Chalk up another one for those Tea Party activists who exploded in cheers when Sister Sarah brought up the dread word in endorsing Rick Perry in the primary.

Suzanne Fields | February 12, 2010

Men are marrying up. Increasing numbers of husbands are marrying women with more education and a bigger paycheck than they have. Women had best forget looking for a knight on a white horse.

Michael Gerson | February 12, 2010

It is the oddest of unintended airport stopovers -- a short stay at Guantanamo Bay. Helicopter flights for the ship I was trying to reach off the coast of Haiti had been canceled.

Linda Chavez | February 12, 2010

I'm the kind of person who always has candles, extra matches and batteries on hand, as well as canned goods in the pantry, in case of an emergency. But I was far from prepared for the Mid-Atlantic Blizzard of 2010.

Charles Krauthammer | February 12, 2010

The Russians may be new at capitalism but they know how it works. When you have a monopoly, you charge monopoly prices. Within months, Russia will have a monopoly on rides into space.

Howard Rich | February 12, 2010

A year after it was passed, it has become painfully obvious to anyone with open eyes that the massive federal “stimulus” – along with several other trillion-dollar government interventions in the free market – has utterly failed to turn around America’s economy.

Thu, Feb 11, 2010

Diana West | February 11, 2010

Sorry, but this Washington Post headline -- "U.S. commanders in Afghanistan face tougher discipline for battlefield failures" -- misses the point.

Donald Lambro | February 11, 2010

President Obama can certainly identify politically with what has been happening to the nation's capital meteorologically, being hit hard by a blizzard of unwanted storms.

Ken Hoagland | February 11, 2010

More than 200 years ago a new idea about the rights of individuals and the rights of government began as a tax protest in Boston Harbor. “No taxation without representation” was the rallying cry that led to the new concept that all government power and authority should derive from the consent of those governed.

Matt Towery | February 11, 2010

So now we're all tumbling down. I quite literally tumbled myself, some weeks back. The vertigo that I get from flying caused me to fall and crash my head, giving me a concussion.

Brian Raum | February 11, 2010

As one of the attorneys defending California’s marriage amendment, I’ve been uniquely privileged to be at trial in federal court over the last three weeks.

Matt Barber | February 11, 2010

Last weekend the San Francisco Chronicle “outed” Proposition 8 Judge Vaughn Walker as an active practitioner of the homosexual lifestyle.

Paul Greenberg | February 11, 2010

How much time, do you suppose, has Eric Holder spent as attorney general of the United States explaining that he meant no harm by all the harm he's done?

Cliff May | February 11, 2010

Iran's Islamic Revolution took place 31 years ago today. The country's monarch, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, missed it. He had gone abroad in mid-January promising that, when he returned, he would only reign -- not govern.

George Will | February 11, 2010

Political speculation swirls. Meg Whitman, billionaire former eBay CEO and leading candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in California, supposedly prefers not to run in tandem with Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, who is seeking the Republican Senate nomination to run against the three-term Democrat, Barbara Boxer.

Thomas Sowell | February 11, 2010

Most of us want to be fair, in the sense of treating everyone equally. But this concept of fairness is not only different from prevailing ideas of fairness among many of the intelligentsia, it contradicts their idea of fairness.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | February 11, 2010

Maybe Mother Nature knows what's best. This week, she brought her own version of a government shutdown to Washington. While the Post Office might continue to work through rain, snow, sleet and hail, the snow in the capital resulted in the House suspending votes for the week and the Senate scaling back its calendar.

Michael Barone | February 11, 2010

How could such smart people do so many stupid things? That question, or variations on it, is being asked in Washington and around the country about the Obama administration.

Victor Davis Hanson | February 11, 2010

What's behind the Tea Party protests, low approval ratings for Congress, distrust of the media and unease with experts in the Obama administration?

Larry Elder | February 11, 2010

Left-wing economist, Nobel laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman hates deficits in tough economic times -- when the president of the United States is named George W. Bush.

Ken Blackwell | February 11, 2010

The Senate is about to act on the nomination of militant leftist Dawn Johnsen to be the chief of the U.S. government’s elite legal team. But that post is a stepping-stone for top judicial offices, including the Supreme Court itself.

Cal Thomas | February 11, 2010

At first it seemed like a great idea. President Obama, fresh from good reviews for his appearance at the House Republican retreat two weeks ago, invited Republican leaders to Blair House in Washington for negotiations on a health insurance reform bill.

Jillian Bandes | February 11, 2010

In justifying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's civilian trial, the Obama administration is fond of citing a seemingly slam-dunk factoid: 300 other terrorists are currently sitting in federal prisons after being tried in civilian court. One problem: that number seems to have come out of nowhere.

Steve Chapman | February 11, 2010

The tea party movement started as a welcome protest against the alarming growth of federal spending and federal control. It had a strong anti-statist flavor, or seemed to.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 11, 2010

In recent years when I have heard the ongoing dirge about the deficiencies of America's young men, I have had my doubts. The army that we have sent abroad to confront some of the most barbaric enemies Western civilization ever has faced is superb.

Ross Mackenzie | February 11, 2010

It's only mid-February, but major stories are running hot. Here's one list of astounding items that, come year's end, may rank among 2010's most significant news developments....

Wed, Feb 10, 2010

Ann Coulter | February 10, 2010

Employees from Goldman Sachs gave more to the Obama campaign than any other organization except the University of California -- with Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase quickly following in sixth and seventh place.

Maggie Gallagher | February 10, 2010

After U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina of California made mutton meat out of GOP rival Tom Campbell in a much talked about "demon sheep" television ad, Steve Poizner is clearly worried.

Michael Reagan | February 10, 2010

This Thursday, February 11, mark the 31st anniversary of the Iranian Islamic Revolution. Iranian leaders, including the state's religious leader Ayatollah Khamenei, have decided to "festively" commemorate this anniversary by vowing to deliver a powerful punch to the West.

Ben Shapiro | February 10, 2010

The most interesting element of the Super Bowl wasn't the Super Bowl. It was an advertisement for the Audi A3 TDI. The commercial depicted uniformed officials arresting Americans for, among other offenses, asking for plastic bags at the grocery, throwing away batteries, failing to compost an orange peel and installing incandescent light bulbs.

Paul Edwards | February 10, 2010

What kind of history is this? On what basis can you reach the conclusion that money and racism were the motivating factors that precipitated conservative political activism and not the moral issues of abortion, marriage and homosexuality?

Rich Galen | February 10, 2010

The U.S. Senate blocked the confirmation of President Obama's nominee to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Craig Becker by a vote of 52-33.

Thomas Sowell | February 10, 2010

A recent flap in a Berkeley high school reveals what a farce "fairness" can be. Because this is ultra-liberal Berkeley, perhaps we should not be surprised that a proposal has been made to eliminate four jobs as science teachers and use the money saved for programs to help low achievers.

Michelle Malkin | February 10, 2010

Immutable law of Beltway political physics: The only real jobs that a government stimulus stimulates are government jobs.

John Stossel | February 10, 2010

Government is taking us a long way down the Road to Serfdom. That doesn't just mean that more of us must work for the government. It means that we are changing from independent, self-responsible people into a submissive flock. The welfare state kills the creative spirit.

Walter E. Williams | February 10, 2010

Today, high standards and expectations, at some schools, would mean trouble for a teacher.

Brent Bozell | February 10, 2010

It was only a year ago that liberal elites in Washington were shoveling dirt on conservatism. Now newspaper headlines read: "Where did the hope for Obama go?"

Jonah Goldberg | February 10, 2010

After "snowmaggedon" on the East Coast, I'm not panicking about global warming right now. Perhaps that's why I was bemused and intrigued by Audi's "Green Police" Super Bowl ad.

Tony Blankley | February 10, 2010

The next winning politician and party will only have to offer two "new ideas": Stop it now! (and) Start rolling it back immediately!

Michael Medved | February 10, 2010

In warfare and in political warfare, underestimating your opponent amounts to a terrible, often fatal mistake. That's why conservatives who deny or ignore the president's obvious intelligence imperil their own cause and prevent the emergence of an effective anti-Obama strategy.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 10, 2010

President Obama has so lowered expectations for the Republican Party that if they come to the health care summit he has called at the White House with concrete and well articulated proposals, it will blow the country away.

Michael Gerson | February 10, 2010

The new era of Democratic bipartisanship, like cut flowers in a vase, wilted in less than a week.

Terry Jeffrey | February 10, 2010

When a big snowstorm hit my suburban Virginia neighborhood last weekend, the question was: Will the government ever plow our streets? Four days later, as another storm approached, the answer was: not yet.

David Harsanyi | February 10, 2010

Austin Bay | February 10, 2010

Last month's clash between Google and China was definitely a 21st century tiff, as the Great Search Engine of America's Silicon Valley collided with China's Great Firewall, the still-communist software filter that surrounds the Middle Kingdom's digital terrain.

Ed Feulner | February 10, 2010

Unveiling his latest budget proposal, President Barack Obama announced: “The bottom line is this: We simply cannot continue to spend as if deficits don’t have consequences; as if waste doesn’t matter; as if the hard-earned tax dollars of the American people can be treated like Monopoly money."

Jacob Sullum | February 10, 2010

First President Obama said critics of his health care plan had no ideas worth considering. Then he said he never said that. Now he says he is eager to hear those previously unacknowledged ideas.

Rebecca Hagelin | February 10, 2010

Last week the American Medical Association (AMA) published a report that shows abstinence education works. Tragically, President Obama and Nancy Pelosi had already pandered to dishonest groups like Planned Parenthood, who profit from teen sexual activity, and took the unbelievable action of terminating government funding of these successful abstinence programs.

Larry Kelley | February 10, 2010

The Iranian regime continues to defy the world with its nuclear ambitions. If Israel were to attack the nuke sites, as many observers believe could happen soon, who benefits? And should the United States play any part in military action?

Marybeth Hicks | February 10, 2010

Among the recommendations a liberal sex organization makes to governments across the globe is mandatory sexual education for children age 10 and older to include “the pleasures of sex.”

Tue, Feb 09, 2010

Donald Lambro | February 09, 2010

Whenever President Obama's policy ideas run into trouble, he calls for a summit to seek a solution to his problems. It's his all-purpose, eleventh-hour, fallback gimmick to show he is suddenly open to new ideas after the old ones failed or were blocked in Congress.

Robert Knight | February 09, 2010

As we look down the barrel of state-sponsored terrorism and the enormous burdens of fighting two wars, here is something to think about.

Ashley Herzog | February 09, 2010

Last Monday, at the request of her principal, 12-year-old Alexa Gonzalez was arrested and marched out of her middle school in handcuffs. Her crime? Writing.

Robert Murphy | February 09, 2010

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has decided to devalue his country's currency and impose price controls. These actions will provide U.S. politicians, economics professors and the public with a textbook demonstration of how bad government policies hurt consumers.

Nicole Neily | February 09, 2010

With the economy in shambles, recession chic is in. People are cutting back, tightening belts, cooking at home more. The Target Corporation’s ad campaign highlighting the many ways its store can save consumers money has been a runaway success, with net retail sales in January 2010 up 3.6 percent over the prior year.

Mike Adams | February 09, 2010

Some time ago, I recommended Texas A&M University as a good place to get an education. Now that it has added a course in the English Department called “Gay and Lesbian Literature” I need to reconsider.

Thomas Sowell | February 09, 2010

If there is ever a contest to pick which word has done the most damage to people's thinking, and to actions to carry out that thinking, my nomination would be the word "fair." It is a word thrown around by far more people than have ever bothered to even try to define it.

Chuck Norris | February 09, 2010

Is 15-year-old teen idol Justin Bieber in danger? Maybe, but definitely not from me. What threatens Bieber and other youths across the country is a runaway Washington that is heaping upon their generations trillions of dollars of debt, which they will have to pay off with their taxes.

John Hawkins | February 09, 2010

If future generations of Americans are going to have a bright future, we're going to have to get a handle on spending. Either we get these deficits under control and start paying off our debt or we're not going to remain a great nation.

Mona Charen | February 09, 2010

Al Gore is responsible for this. He taunted Mother Nature. Consider this her memo: Don't Presume To Know What I Have in Store.

Cal Thomas | February 09, 2010

Last week, the Newark Star-Ledger reported that New Jersey lost $70 billion in wealth over the past five years. The reason? Affluent people have moved to states with a lower tax rate or no income tax at all.

Dennis Prager | February 09, 2010

If one had to read one columnist to appreciate the state of contemporary left-wing commentary, my nomination would be Frank Rich of the Sunday New York Times.

Pat Buchanan | February 09, 2010

They are called the PIGS -- Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Spain. What they have in common is that all are facing deficits and debts that could bring on national defaults and break up the European Union.

Debra J. Saunders | February 09, 2010

In the circle of lawyers and judges I know, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker is a giant. He is a brilliant jurist, legal eagles will tell you, who has insightful, and often unexpected, opinions. He's funny and charming -- and he's gay.

Bill Murchison | February 09, 2010

Heavy weekend snowfall closed down the capital of the United States. Not that many outside the Washington Beltway were sorry about it. Possibly -- by their reasoning -- the blizzard was God's gift to decent government, a holiday from the ceaseless commotion, braggadocio and show-offing that have become the capital's principle pastimes.

Rick Berman | February 09, 2010

If you are still sticking with your New Year’s resolutions, congratulations. If, instead, you are warily eyeing the layer of dust on your new elliptical machine, take heart: everyone has a hard time with their resolutions. Even presidents.

David Limbaugh | February 09, 2010

Conservatives understand that liberals often demonize their opponents rather than debate the merits of the issues because the tactic works.

Mon, Feb 08, 2010

Byron York | February 08, 2010

Two weeks before the 2008 Iowa caucuses, the National Enquirer published a detailed story reporting that Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards had had an affair, and that the woman involved -- campaign videographer Rielle Hunter -- was pregnant.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | February 08, 2010

I was not surprised that a recent Washington Post article gleefully asserted, “DC’s left leanings confirmed in poll.” I was surprised at the seeming air of objectivity that the writers attempted to project.

Frank Gaffney | February 08, 2010

Does this sound familiar? Barack Obama decides to overturn some element of our national security. The decision is taken without regard for evidence that the consequences could be dire, on the grounds that the President believes that "our values" necessitate a change.

Janet M. LaRue | February 08, 2010

It's a good bet that the conversation in the Supreme Court break room the morning after the president's State of the Union speech was about Obama's drive-by distortion of its ruling in Citizens United v. FEC.

Rich Galen | February 08, 2010

Here's how you know, if you are the President of the United States, that things are going in the wrong direction.

Michael Barone | February 08, 2010

Growing up in Michigan in the heyday of the United Auto Workers, I long assumed that labor unions were part of the natural order of things.

Mike Adams | February 08, 2010

I’ve decided to enter the ministry. And I’m going back to school in order to prepare. My choice of schools is Meadville-Lombard Theological School. I want to go there so I can take the course “Queer Theories and Theologies” under Laurel C. Schneider.

Star Parker | February 08, 2010

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said recently, "Our K-12 agenda can be summed up in one word: reform." If only that were true.

Allen Hunt | February 08, 2010

President Obama showed up at the National Prayer Breakfast. In fact, not only did the president show up, he got it right. Well, almost. In a week where the news cycle focused on economics, it is important not to miss Obama's seven wins and his one loss at the gathering of political leaders for a faith assembly.

Janice Shaw Crouse | February 08, 2010

President Obama’s 2011 federal budget, a nearly $4 TRILLION monstrosity, includes an increase of $117 million for domestic violence programs –– a 22 percent increase.

Joseph C. Phillips | February 08, 2010

Appearing on television and radio is good for my career. Every time I show up in the media it sells books and further legitimizes me as a cultural and political commentator and answers a question that, alas, has been asked far too frequently of late: “Whatever happened to…”

Bruce Bialosky | February 08, 2010

Now that a stake has been driven through the heart of the omnibus healthcare bill proposed and drafted by the Obama-Pelosi-Reid Axis (with an assist from Henry Waxman), we can get down to real reform. The President has stated that he wants to work with Republicans. Then let’s start with the most obvious cost control factor – malpractice/tort reform.

Sun, Feb 07, 2010

David Stokes | February 07, 2010

Over the years, the question about being “better off” has been used to great affect by many politicians, including later aspirants to the White House. It became, in effect, a rhetorical trump card.

Salena Zito | February 07, 2010

The realization that voters who live 15 minutes outside this city are completely disconnected from people who work and govern here has finally hit.

Austin Hill | February 07, 2010

In the last year Obama has undertaken, among other things, the task of running two car companies, persuading the International Olympic Committee to do business in Chicago, “rescuing” Americans who are behind on their mortgage payments, and commanding North Korea and Iran to be nice.

Debra J. Saunders | February 07, 2010

Republicans have been hitting the Obama administration for Attorney General Eric Holder's too-quick decision to Mirandize accused Christmas bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab after a mere 50 minutes of what has been described as valuable interrogation. After the Miranda moment, the would-be bomber clammed up.

Steve Chapman | February 07, 2010

There are lots of reasons for excluding gays and lesbians from the military. But current supporters of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy insist that really, it all comes down to cohesion. Keep gays out, and soldiers will stick together through thick and thin.

Ken Connor | February 07, 2010

On January 24, 1995, President Bill Clinton delivered his State of the Union address to a Congress that looked radically different than the body of representatives that the President faced only one year earlier.

Janice Shaw Crouse | February 07, 2010

A simple truth has been proven through countless relationships through decades and decades: Promiscuous sex impairs the ability to bond.

George Will | February 07, 2010

In 2013, when President Mitch Daniels, former Indiana governor, is counting his blessings, at the top of his list will be the name of his vice president: Paul Ryan.

Kevin McCullough | February 07, 2010

After nearly a month of media frenzy over an ad that none of them have seen, the "pro-choice" community has resorted to lies, distortions, and insanity, in its arguments to prevent Focus on the Family, CBS, and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow from airing a touching ad highlighting, among other things, a mother's choice.

Paul Jacob | February 07, 2010

Honesty may be the best policy. But, if you are trying to destroy democracy, it's not the most common.