Sat, Feb 20, 2010

Tom Borelli | February 20, 2010

By advocating for a renewable energy bill on the eve of the demise of the man-made global warming theory and for its legislative offspring, economy killing cap-and-trade legislation, progressive Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is simultaneously seeking to bail out GE and to rescue Obama’s energy policy.

Ken Blackwell | February 20, 2010

The blogs have been having a lot of fun with Vice President Joe Biden’s latest gaffe. The veep claimed that the U.S. would be the world economic leader “throughout the twentieth century.”

Fri, Feb 19, 2010

Jillian Bandes | February 19, 2010

The common theme at CPAC has been "Let's keep the real conservatives in the party, and kick the RINOs out."

Kathryn Lopez | February 19, 2010

I recently joined former Attorney General Ed Meese and a number of leaders of conservative think tanks and other groups in signing the Mount Vernon Statement.

Larry Kudlow | February 19, 2010

The New York Times ran a front-page story this week called “Party Gridlock in Washington Feeds New Fear of a Debt Crisis.”

Rich Tucker | February 19, 2010

This winter, white is the new black.

Howard Rich | February 19, 2010

As America loudly repudiates the leftist agenda of President Barack Obama and his Congressional allies, a group of partisan GOP opportunists is busy promoting a theory of “Republican revisionism.”

Hugh Hewitt | February 19, 2010

There is a difference between rotten and wrong, and it is crucial in politics to note when an opponent is just the latter but not the former.

Rich Galen | February 19, 2010

The President, in an attempt to show that he is still The President, yesterday appointed a National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. The colloquial name of the group will be the Deficit Reduction Commission but it should be named the "Throw the Bums Out" Commission.

Michelle Malkin | February 19, 2010

Remember "Not Me"? He was the famous invisible cartoon gremlin in the newspaper comic strip "The Family Circus." Whenever toys were left on the floor or other school-age disasters struck, the kids in the comic pointed their fingers at "Not Me." Today, "Tea Party" is the juvenile left's new "Not Me" -- an all-purpose scapegoat for every crime and disaster.

Brent Bozell | February 19, 2010

Valentine's Day fell on a Sunday this year, which could be celebrated as a day where our lifelong romantic love builds a foundation for our families and our faith.

Jonah Goldberg | February 19, 2010

Remember that great scene from the Oscar-robbed classic "The Blues Brothers"? Jake and Elwood (John Belushi and Dan Akroyd) are finally cornered by Jake's former fiancée (Carrie Fisher).

David Limbaugh | February 19, 2010

When you're president of the United States and your primary claim to fame is your economic prowess but your economic record fails by all objective measures, what do you do?

Mona Charen | February 19, 2010

Asked by a radio host about the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. FCC, Newt Gingrich said something that I imagine many conservatives have always believed -- that political contributions are a form of speech, and as such should be unlimited provided they are immediately disclosed on the Internet. That was my view.

Oliver North | February 19, 2010

Here in America's southwestern desert, young Americans are training to fly Reapers, Predators and other remotely piloted aircraft, or RPAs, capable of attacking our enemies half a world away.

Pat Buchanan | February 19, 2010

After the 2009 deficit of $1.4 trillion, we are running a 2010 deficit of $1.6 trillion. Trillion-dollar deficits are projected through the Obama years, be they four or eight.

Suzanne Fields | February 19, 2010

Some of our women in the military are new American heroines, having served with both sacrifice and distinction. We owe them all a debt we can never fully repay.

Michael Gerson | February 19, 2010

The Tea Party movement, on the whole, seems to be an intensification of conservative activism, not the triumph of the paranoid style of politics.

David Harsanyi | February 19, 2010

It's peculiar to see so many people who embark on political careers claim later that they have deep-seated moral aversions to politics. Hey, they may join parties, but they simply can't tolerate partisanship.

Linda Chavez | February 19, 2010

The United States' capture of three top Taliban officials inside Pakistan in a joint operation with Pakistani intelligence agents couldn't come at a better time for American and NATO forces fighting in neighboring Afghanistan.

Paul Greenberg | February 19, 2010

Have you noticed? The closer Election Day comes, the more conservative some blue-dog senators sound. Till they turn almost Republican red. Consider the case of Blanche Lincoln here in Arkansas.

Donald Lambro | February 19, 2010

Anyone watching the network nightly news reports last week heard a sanitized review on the one-year anniversary of President Obama's $800 billion economic-spending stimulus experiment.

Charles Krauthammer | February 19, 2010

In the latter days of the Carter presidency, it became fashionable to say that the office had become unmanageable and was simply too big for one man. Then came Ronald Reagan, and all that chatter disappeared.

Beth Haynes | February 19, 2010

Barack Obama was elected on November 4th 2008 and inaugurated on January 20th 2009, but his presidency really began on February 20th, 2009.

Thu, Feb 18, 2010

Emmett Tyrrell | February 18, 2010

This week, the Drudge Report gave emphasis to its lead headline that a CNN poll found 52 percent of its respondents to be opposed to the re-election of President Barack Obama with this boldface screamer: "Shock." Who is shocked? The American people are a sensible lot. Frankly, I am not shocked.

Jillian Bandes | February 18, 2010

CPAC is filled with brilliant conservative speakers sure to knock your socks off with their wonky analysis and inspiring speeches. For this, I bring you the top 10 best moments of the first day of CPAC.

Diana West | February 18, 2010

Remember last June when President Obama traveled to Saudi Arabia because, as he put it, "It was very important to come to the place where Islam began and seek his majesty's counsel"?

Scott Wheeler | February 18, 2010

The most recent media attacks on the Tea Party movement have some of their populist defenders nervous.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | February 18, 2010

We thought ObamaCare was pronounced dead with the election of Scott Brown, so why are Republicans even discussing it? The American people had won the victory against this key plank in the Obama socialist agenda.

Matt Towery | February 18, 2010

Go ahead and throw mud at me. Kick me. Call me a Republican In Name Only. I don't care. This time, I'm siding with Alec Baldwin.

Cliff May | February 18, 2010

Vice President Joseph Biden's comments to CNN's Larry King sparked a brouhaha for an obvious reason: When they were senators, Biden and Barack Obama opposed the "surge" that averted America's defeat in Iraq. It takes chutzpah to now claim credit for the fruits of that strategy.

Steve Poizner | February 18, 2010

With the Obama stimulus bill destined to go down in history as a dismal failure, Americans across the political spectrum are waking up to what conservatives have known for generations: government spending doesn’t help the economy, tax cuts do.

Debra J. Saunders | February 18, 2010

The last few months have been cruel and wintry for global-warming true believers. The long storm began in November, when a leak of e-mails from Britain's University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit revealed that key global-warming scientists tried to stifle dissent and politicize peer review, which led to revelations that the researchers had dumped much of the raw data used to bolster the alarmist argument.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | February 18, 2010

No matter how we may change the health care system, we will have failed if we do not fix the underlying health crisis. Moving more unhealthy people into a better system of health care is not the answer.

Michael Barone | February 18, 2010

The political numbers tell a grim story. Democrats trail in polls in 11 of the 18 Democratic-held Senate seats up this fall and lead in polls in none of the 18 Republican-held seats.

Victor Davis Hanson | February 18, 2010

Before envisioning dramatic change, the Roman emperor Augustus is said to have warned, "Make haste slowly." The reformer Augustus was eager for radical social transformation.

Larry Elder | February 18, 2010

Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., "shocked" President Barack Obama and his party by announcing his plan to retire from the Senate. Appearing on CBS' "The Early Show," Bayh explained: Washington suffers from acute partisanship. Washington doesn't work. It is broken.

Cal Thomas | February 18, 2010

President Obama's appointment of Rashad Hussain, his deputy associate counsel, as special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) should be of serious concern to Congress and the American public.

Ed Feulner | February 18, 2010

Even in the depths of the Great Depression, with the economy bottomed out, Americans showed they could still think big. In just over a year, construction crews built a landmark that still stands proud, one recognized worldwide as a symbol of our country: the Empire State Building.

Steve Chapman | February 18, 2010

When a president suffers a sharp decline in popularity early in his term, it seems safe to conclude he has badly misjudged the mood of the electorate, pushed the wrong policies and set himself on the path to becoming a one-term president.

Joe Scarborough | February 18, 2010

Brent Bozell thinks I have fallen from the ranks of true conservatives and wrote a scathing blog on his website listing my offenses against Republicanism. Judging from the harshness of his tone, you would think that I threw my lot in with a pack of pot smoking Greenwich Village Marxists or, at the very least, lent grudging support to the public option.

George Will | February 18, 2010

The Republican presidential nominee, an Arizona senator, was a maverick, which was part of his charm. He spoke and acted impulsively, which was part of his problem. Voters thought his entertaining dimensions might be incompatible with presidential responsibilities.

Roger Chapin | February 18, 2010

First it was Obama who rode the crest of the hate-Bush, anti-Republican wave with his magical oratory that was long on feel-good generalities and short on specifics. Now, little more than a year later, roughly half of all Americans are beginning to believe they’ve been had.

Ross Mackenzie | February 18, 2010

A brew of oddities from the news columns...

Wed, Feb 17, 2010

Ann Coulter | February 17, 2010

Despite Obama's personal magnetism, the Iranian president persists in moving like gangbusters to build nuclear weapons, leading to Ahmadinejad's announcement last week that Iran is now a "nuclear state."

Michelle Malkin | February 17, 2010

It's bad enough that John Brennan, President Obama's national security deputy, thinks Gitmo jihadi recidivism is "not that bad." But in his talk last week with Islamic law students at New York University, Brennan made even more reckless comments about our counterterrorism programs while pandering to one of the worst Muslim grievance-mongers and sharia peddlers in America.

John Stossel | February 17, 2010

The government-school establishment has said the same thing for decades: Education is too important to leave to the competitive market. If we really want to help our kids, we must focus more resources on the government schools.

Walter E. Williams | February 17, 2010

The Census Bureau estimates that the life cycle cost of the 2010 Census will be from $13.7 billion to $14.5 billion, making it the costliest census in the nation's history.

Jonah Goldberg | February 17, 2010

Partisan attacks are the democratic equivalent of a market signal to those in power. Most businessmen hate competition, but the most successful businesses learn from what the market tells them.

Michael Medved | February 17, 2010

Embattled partisans can’t compromise in Congress because they disagree so profoundly on the core question facing any society: how do you get people to behave constructively? The left wants to shape conduct by regulation and force, the right by incentive and choice.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 17, 2010

Obama's health care proposals obviously ran afoul of the first of Kissinger's warnings. By pushing for changes that conflicted with America's values, common sense and experience, he lost his mandate.

Michael Gerson | February 17, 2010

A helicopter flight low over Port-au-Prince reveals whole neighborhoods of flat, collapsed roofs next to areas that seem barely touched. The earthquake gods are not only cruel but arbitrary.

Terry Jeffrey | February 17, 2010

After he signed a law last week authorizing the U.S. Treasury to borrow an additional $1.9 trillion, President Barack Obama delivered a characteristically sanctimonious speech. It was about his deep commitment to frugality.

Ben Shapiro | February 17, 2010

Psychology is a field that is part science, part hand-holding and lots of speculation. The truth is that we know very little about the inner workings of the mind, and even less about abnormalities of the mind.

David Harsanyi | February 17, 2010

All of you deniers and flat-earthers who are exploiting the glacial temperatures and bizarre snowfall to mock global warming fears are missing the point: Weather isn't the same as climate.

Austin Bay | February 17, 2010

NATO's Afghan offensive began with an advertising blitz.

Jillian Bandes | February 17, 2010

New claims that President George W. Bush’s administration is responsible for the Toyota recall takes "blame Bush" rhetoric from an energizing pastime to a blood sport.

Paul Greenberg | February 17, 2010

Imagine the reaction if Dick Cheney had talked like this about the state of public education in a great American city.

Donald Lambro | February 17, 2010

Another political bombshell shook Democrats Monday when Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh chose not to seek reelection in the face of a rising Republican wave that threatens his party's control of the Senate.

Jacob Sullum | February 17, 2010

The war on terrorism becomes a war on free speech.

David Martosko | February 17, 2010

One of the most popular parlor games in Washington is playing “gotcha” with sites like OpenSecrets.org, a website run by the Center for Responsive Politics. It tracks where the money in politics comes from, and who gets it.

Marybeth Hicks | February 17, 2010

“What’s the difference between liberals and conservatives?” Whew. An easy one. I’m just glad she didn’t ask the difference between Democrats and Republicans. That’s harder to explain.

Ken Klukowski | February 17, 2010

The ink isn’t yet dry on January’s landmark Supreme Court campaign finance decision, and already Round Two has begun.

Tue, Feb 16, 2010

Bill Murchison | February 16, 2010

Few things in life are as clear as the futility of a real debate on the clarity of America's religious origins.

Maggie Gallagher | February 16, 2010

What does it mean? Even in the midst of economic and political meltdown, Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh was still between 10 and 20 points ahead of his potential Republican challengers.

Ashley Herzog | February 16, 2010

Yesterday marked the opening of the Susan B. Anthony museum in Rochester, New York—and instead of celebrating, a lot of feminists are miffed. The museum was purchased by a member of Feminists Choosing Life of New York, and pro-choice groups are accusing her of “hijacking Susan.”

Armstrong Williams | February 16, 2010

If any chief executive officer in the United States of America presented his board with a budget that was one-third unfunded, he would be fired and tossed out of the boardroom immediately.

Brian Birdnow | February 16, 2010

In a recent television interview, President Barack Obama stated that he would rather be a great one-term president than a mediocre two-term president. While many commentators puzzled over the president’s precise meaning, it seems fairly clear that this was not meant as a slap at his two immediate predecessors, but was a defense of his own administration’s ambitious agenda.

Thomas Sowell | February 16, 2010

If eternal vigilance is the price of freedom, incessant distractions are the way that politicians take away our freedoms, in order to enhance their own power and longevity in office.

Chuck Norris | February 16, 2010

We all wish former President Bill Clinton a quick recovery from the medical procedure in which two stents were inserted in a single artery. That, following his 2004 quadruple bypass, when four arteries were 90 percent clogged.

John Hawkins | February 16, 2010

As Americans have come to realize that the "science" behind global warming seems to mainly consist of fudging data, the wheels have started to come off Al Gore's hobby horse.

Mona Charen | February 16, 2010

Is there an organizing principle behind the Obama administration's decisions on dealing with accused terrorists?

Salena Zito | February 16, 2010

Evan Bayh's decision not to seek re-election to a seat Democrats considered somewhat "safe" in the Senate is a clear indication that something is wrong with the Democratic Party, some experts said Monday.

Cal Thomas | February 16, 2010

Plagiarism, as defined by dictionary.com, is "the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."

Dennis Prager | February 16, 2010

By far, the most popular ad shown during the latest Super Bowl (trademarked name "Super Bowl" not used with the expressed written consent of the National Football League) was the Doritos "House Rules" ad.

Pat Buchanan | February 16, 2010

Last week, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the world that Iran, unable to get fuel rods from the West for its U.S.-built reactor, which makes medical isotopes, had begun to enrich its own uranium to 20 percent.

Humberto Fontova | February 16, 2010

Last month Fidel Castro took great (and uncharacteristic) umbrage at the Obama administration. “Angry Cuba demands [emphasis mine] removal from U.S. terrorism list,” ran a Reuters headline.

Phyllis Schlafly | February 16, 2010

The Senate's decisive defeat of confirmation of radical labor lawyer Craig Becker is the first tangible result of the Massachusetts Miracle, which made Scott Brown the 41st Republican in the U.S. Senate.

Rebecca Hagelin | February 16, 2010

Deeply embedded in today's culture, narcissism has crept into our children's mentality like a thief in the night, actually robbing them (and everyone around them) of much dignity and happiness.

Mike Adams | February 16, 2010

The Muslim Student Union (MSU) is often the least tolerant and most cowardly student group on a given college campus.

Mon, Feb 15, 2010

Paul Greenberg | February 15, 2010

The only problems Bill Clinton has ever had with his heart have been physical ones. That thought occurred to me after the latest Breaking News story about his checking into the nearest hospital.

Frank Gaffney | February 15, 2010

For years, presidents of both parties have pledged to ensure that America fields a military second to none. A successful test last week of a truly transformative technology affords Barack Obama an opportunity to help make that pledge a reality.

Michael Barone | February 15, 2010

Lobbyists, reports the Center for Responsive Politics, had a record 2009 in Barack Obama's Washington. Despite candidate Obama's promises to shun them, they raked in $3,470,000,000.

Star Parker | February 15, 2010

In December of 1998, the Clinton White House hosted a Social Security Summit, and one of the invited speakers was Jose Pinera, the Chilean who in 1980 transformed, with great success, his nation's Social Security system to one of ownership with personal retirement accounts.

Joseph C. Phillips | February 15, 2010

The new Audi TDI ad was one of the more provocative commercials shown during the Super Bowl.

Allen Hunt | February 15, 2010

The ACLU's inconsistencies can furiously frustrate. How can they be so right...and yet, so wrong?

Bruce Bialosky | February 15, 2010

I would suggest that she may make a capable President in the future, but 2012 is not the right time.

Mike Adams | February 15, 2010

Some people call them “wiggers” but I just call them “idiots”. I used to wonder where they learned to be so racially condescending - presuming that dressing and “talking black” was a cool thing to do.

Terry Paulson | February 15, 2010

President Obama has called for a half-day, bipartisan healthcare summit at the Blair House on February 25th, “I want to…have a large meeting, Republicans and Democrats, to go through systematically all the best ideas that are out there and move it forward.”

Sun, Feb 14, 2010

Salena Zito | February 14, 2010

You have to hand it to the White House: It is at least consistent in sending the absolutely wrong message to voters pondering whether to keep Democrats in control of Congress in the coming midterm election.

Austin Hill | February 14, 2010

Today, Americans contend with an Obama Administration that will not (or cannot) tell us what happened to $787 billion of our tax dollars that were appropriated in a “stimulus bill,” but is nonetheless intent on spending an extra $100 billion so President Obama can “create jobs” for us.

Debra J. Saunders | February 14, 2010

Last August, Nicholas George, 22, was getting ready to fly from Pennsylvania to Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., when TSA agents found Arabic-English flash cards in his pocket.

Steve Chapman | February 14, 2010

Among the many groups that opposed Barack Obama's presidential race, few were more certain or vehement than gun rights organizations. "Barack Obama would be the most anti-gun president in American history," the National Rifle Association announced.

George Will | February 14, 2010

Only two things are infinite -- the expanding universe and Democrats' hostility to the District of Columbia's school choice program.

Nick Rizzuto | February 14, 2010

In the 1850’s a Republican liberator began to rise to prominence. He was a giant of a man both physically and intellectually. He was raised in adverse circumstances that he would eventually rise above.

Ken Connor | February 14, 2010

Three years ago, the medical community was stunned when Rom Houben - diagnosed to have been in a persistent vegetative state since a horrific car crash in 1983 - was discovered to be fully conscious and aware. Unable to speak or communicate, he’d lived as a prisoner in his own body for over two decades.

Paul Jacob | February 14, 2010

Credit where credit is due, yes . . . but the present situation requires debit beyond doubt.