Sun, Mar 07, 2010

David Stokes | March 07, 2010

Did you know that the word, “manufacture” is from the Latin and literally means: “to make by hand?” Of course, the term has long since been connected with things made by machines. The word no longer means what it meant.

Sat, Mar 06, 2010

Jonah Goldberg | March 06, 2010

Wall Street is still giving more money to the Democrats. The allegedly vindictive Wall Street fat cats are still giving more than half of their political donations to Democrats, also known as the party in power.

Carl Horowitz | March 06, 2010

Blacks account for about 1.5 percent of all farm operators in this country – and apparently a lot higher share of the civil rights lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). On February 18, lawyers for the USDA and thousands of black farmers reached a $1.25 billion class-action agreement resolving, for now, claims that the department had engaged in willful racial discrimination in managing its loan and other aid programs.

Fri, Mar 05, 2010

Debra J. Saunders | March 05, 2010

In November, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, asked Attorney General Eric Holder to provide him with a list of Department of Justice political appointees who had represented enemy-combatant "detainees, or worked for organizations advocating on terrorism or detainee policy." The DOJ has not sent him the names.

Tarren Bragdon | March 05, 2010

The president is ready for another close up. Last week, not only did he offer his much-awaited health care proposal, but he was joined by Congressional leaders from both political parties for a televised summit on health care reform.

Brian Miller | March 05, 2010

Just when you think that the Democrats' Health Care Bill is dead . it rises from the grave like a zombie propelled by the sheer will of liberals in Washington who think they alone know what's best for the American people.

Kathryn Lopez | March 05, 2010

"That's real courage." If I had a dollar for every conservative I heard say that -- sarcastically -- about Republican Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky . . . I could at least buy lunch.

Scott Wheeler | March 05, 2010

I am uncomfortable defending Wall Street Greed, yet I am even more uncomfortable with the threat of government greed.

Rich Tucker | March 05, 2010

It’s always nice to welcome a new conservative to the fold. And, although this column has frequently criticized Tom Friedman of The New York Times, it seems he may finally be coming around -- whether he realizes it or not.

Thomas Sowell | March 05, 2010

Some years ago, one of my favorite doctors retired. On my last visit to his office, he took some time to explain to me why he was retiring early and in good health.

Matt Barber | March 05, 2010

The U.S. military has always discriminated. There are a host of malignant behaviors such as illicit drug use or habitual criminality that can render a person ineligible to serve. As my father-in-law learned, there are also benign maladies such as vision impairment or flat feet that can bar an otherwise eligible applicant.

Miriam Grossman, M.D. | March 05, 2010

On Monday, NJ governor Chris Christie’s nominee for the Commissioner of the Department of Children and Families will be interviewed by the State Senate Judiciary Committee. If confirmed, Janet Rosenzweig will preside over the Divisions of Youth and Family Services, Child Behavioral Health Services, Prevention and Community Partnerships, Child Welfare Training Academy, Community Services, Office of Education, and Office of Licensing. She will also influence policy making as a member of the cabinet.

Larry Kudlow | March 05, 2010

Rather than a post-partisan olive branch to congressional Republicans and the American public, President Obama’s latest health-care speech was a declaration of war.

Rich Galen | March 05, 2010

In Texas on Tuesday a little known woman named Debra Medina ran as the Tea Party candidate and got nearly 19 percent of the vote in the GOP primary for Governor.

Hugh Hewitt | March 05, 2010

Greg Sargent is a lefty blogger/reporter, but at least he is doing what every Beltway reporter ought to be doing on the Obamacare story right now --counting heads. Who among House Democrats is with the President and the Speaker, and who among them have decided their re-elections matter to their families and their futures?

Michelle Malkin | March 05, 2010

The White House took great offense this week when conservatives suggested President Obama might be trading a judicial appointment for a wavering Democrat's vote on his health care reform plan.

Brent Bozell | March 05, 2010

It's quite striking to see the degree to which traditional Islam has come under ferocious attack from the anti-religious impulse in Hollywood and New York and other bohemian centers in America.

Jonah Goldberg | March 05, 2010

When the Obama administration starts taking credit for success in Iraq, you know things have changed for the better. Now, of course, it is a grotesque distortion of logic and even political decency for the White House to be taking credit for victory in Iraq.

David Limbaugh | March 05, 2010

President Barack Obama's obsessive, opportunistic demonization of insurance companies in his quest to pass his not-yet-written health care proposal is growing tiresome.

Mona Charen | March 05, 2010

After more than a year in office, the Obama foreign policy based on hope has run its course.

Oliver North | March 05, 2010

He had to give them something. During his first year in office, Barack Obama made the rounds of his constituents and tried to appease them all. For the pacifists, there were promises to get out of Iraq.

Pat Buchanan | March 05, 2010

Beginning last week, Jim Bunning took the Senate floor for five straight days to object to Harry Reid's call for unanimous consent to waive through a $10 billion spending bill. First, the Kentucky senator demanded, show me how we're going to pay for it.

Michael Gerson | March 05, 2010

The most interesting political developments violate ideological expectations. Why did Bill Clinton fight for NAFTA and accept an end to the welfare entitlement?

Suzanne Fields | March 05, 2010

Everyone gets to be a movie critic in the days leading up to the award of the Oscars, betting their favorites to win, place or show. Down the home stretch, "Avatar" and "Hurt Locker" battle it out to the finish line.

David Harsanyi | March 05, 2010

Perhaps no finer Christian name has ever been bestowed upon a child than the one Jermaine Jackson, of Jackson 5 fame, came up with for his son: Jermajesty.

Jillian Bandes | March 05, 2010

Using reconciliation to pass the health care bill promises to transform Congress into a bunch of angry chickens, picking through pages of the bill like feed in a trough.

Matt Towery | March 05, 2010

In my entire career, I have never been as confounded as I am over President Obama and the Democratic leadership's obsession with a piece of legislation that not one major national poll has shown to be popular.

Linda Chavez | March 05, 2010

Arrogance is an occupational hazard in politics, one that is often fatal, and the Democrats show every sign of having succumbed. You would think someone in the party would sound the alarm.

Katie Gage | March 05, 2010

For some time, the business community has been saying that Big Labor would stop at nothing to obtain political “payback” in the form of forced unionization of America’s employers.

Rick Dunham | March 05, 2010

Many charities are in the fight for their lives. With Obama’s help some will face an early death. His tax policies will hit the biggest charitable donors the hardest.

Charles Krauthammer | March 05, 2010

So the yearlong production, set to close after Massachusetts' devastatingly negative Jan. 19 review, saw the curtain raised one last time. Obamacare lives.

Thu, Mar 04, 2010

Donald Lambro | March 04, 2010

The Charlie Rangel scandal is the latest in a series of embarrassing episodes that have plagued Democrats over the past year as they have struggled to get control of an agenda that is dead, dying or on life support.

Diana West | March 04, 2010

When the Netherlands' Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders recently addressed voters in Almere, a Dutch city of 200,000 where his party handily won elections this week, he told them what to expect as his once-tiny, anti-Islamization party started flexing its new political muscle.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | March 04, 2010

Barack Obama was feted by many as a messiah. His supporters compared him to Jesus. He even equated himself to Superman, saying at a dinner that he had been "born on Krypton and sent here . to save the planet Earth."

Meredith Turney | March 04, 2010

Freedom is fleeting. It is the deepest yearning of every man’s heart, but it can so easily be taken away. Americans have the almost exclusive experience in world history of enjoying unbridled freedom for over two centuries. Over the decades though, because of its fragile nature, freedom has gradually eroded.

Cliff May | March 04, 2010

If a top intelligence expert said America was not prepared for war and, indeed, that if we went to war "we would lose," that would worry you, wouldn't it? Start worrying.

Michael Reagan | March 04, 2010

Well, the not-so-surprising news of the week out of Washington is that President Obama is now calling on Congress to schedule a straight vote on the Democrats' health care reform measure.

Thomas Sowell | March 04, 2010

With all the controversies, charges, counter-charges and buzzwords swirling around the issue of medical care in the United States, there is a lot to be said for going back to square one and asking just what is the fundamental problem.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 04, 2010

"It says to Congress, you have to pay as you go," President Barack Obama said on Feb. 13, the day after he signed the "pay-as-you-go" law. "You can't spend a dollar unless you cut a dollar elsewhere. ... We have to cut where we can, to afford what we need," he stated. What a difference a month makes.

Michael Barone | March 04, 2010

What's the worst piece of legislation before Congress associated with the letter H? Most conservatives and Republicans, many moderates and independents, and even some liberals and Democrats would answer: one of the health care bills.

Victor Davis Hanson | March 04, 2010

Almost 30 years after losing a war over the Falkland Islands, Argentina is once again warning Britain that it still wants back what it calls the Malvinas.

Larry Elder | March 04, 2010

In effect, Sen. Bunning said to his congressional colleagues, "Before we expand a program, let's make sure we can pay for it." Defying Democrats and most Republicans, he objected to a motion for unanimous consent on an extension of unemployment benefits.

Ken Blackwell | March 04, 2010

Let’s not rush by last week’s Health Care Summit at Washington’s historic Blair House. It was a great location for such a gathering. It was not held on Capitol Hill.

Cal Thomas | March 04, 2010

As more Americans, especially the unemployed, come to rely on government to take care of them, we risk losing our independence.

Debra J. Saunders | March 04, 2010

Before she became House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi promised that if Democrats won control of the House, she would "drain the swamp" in Washington. How is she doing?

Emmett Tyrrell | March 04, 2010

Whatever happened to the mainstream media's high regard for "anger" in politics? From roughly the midterm elections of 2006 through the presidential election of 2008, the "Angry Left" seemed to grow in stature with the media.

Steve Chapman | March 04, 2010

When Chicago passed a ban on handgun ownership in 1982, it was part of a trend. Washington, D.C. had done it in 1976, and a few Chicago suburbs took up the cause in the following years. They all expected to reduce the number of guns and thus curtail bloodshed.

Howard Rich | March 04, 2010

Seeking to capitalize on the righteous indignation voters are feeling toward President Barack Obama and his Congressional allies, a group of Republican politicians is dusting off an old playbook.

George Will | March 04, 2010

Memo to that Massachusetts school where children in physical education classes jump rope without using ropes: Get some ropes.

Marvin Olasky | March 04, 2010

The big question is whether President Obama will think that his problem is merely a failure to communicate.

Ross Mackenzie | March 04, 2010

More items from the realms of the bizarre -- beyond any humorist's abilities to make them up....

Douglas MacKinnon | March 04, 2010

I am honestly confused. Why is it not permissible for us to call President Obama a socialist? Why do so many with a media platform dodge the question when asked point-blank if Obama is a socialist?

Wed, Mar 03, 2010

Maggie Gallagher | March 03, 2010

New legislation now being proposed in the Massachusetts state legislature to ban circumcision of any male children, including Jewish children, comes very close to saying, "Yes, it should be a crime."

Ann Coulter | March 03, 2010

It looks like Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes is on track to win another endorsement from ACORN!

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Rich Galen | March 03, 2010

Yesterday was primary election day in Texas. The biggest race of the night was between incumbent Republican Governor Rick Perry and Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Perry Won. By a lot.

Thomas Sowell | March 03, 2010

What is most like Alice in Wonderland is discussing medical care reform in the abstract, as if there are not already government-run medical care systems in this country and elsewhere.

Michelle Malkin | March 03, 2010

Everything you need to know about President Obama's commitment to fiscal responsibility and cost containment can be summed up in two words: Andy Stern.

John Stossel | March 03, 2010

"It's a free country." That's a popular saying -- and true in many ways. But for a free country, America does ban a lot of things that are perfectly peaceful and consensual. Why is that?

Walter E. Williams | March 03, 2010

Politicians love pitting us against the rich. It's a slick political sleight-of-hand where politicians and their allies amongst the intellectuals, talking heads and the news media get us caught up in the politics of envy as part of their agenda for greater control over our lives.

Brent Bozell | March 03, 2010

So much for all that fiscal sanity blather from Team Obama in '08. How dishonest. Even worse, there's a good reason to stay pessimistic about deficits as far as the eye can see. It's called the "news" media.

Jonah Goldberg | March 03, 2010

The president is surrounded by acolytes of the Cult of Obama. They consider him to be a "transformational figure" who need not sully himself with the usual rules of politics. The president agrees, rejecting suggestions that he recalibrate his Olympian ambitions.

Tony Blankley | March 03, 2010

One of the sadder categories in the history of human misfortunes is the list of those things that are obvious, but wrong. By definition, if something is obvious, most people agree with it, and thus, it is likely to win the day -- but lose the verdict of history.

Michael Gerson | March 03, 2010

Americans, always fascinated by celebrity suicides, have a number of recent excuses for sympathetic voyeurism. People seem naturally interested in news indicating that the famous share our struggles.

Terry Jeffrey | March 03, 2010

Republican Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky, a 78-year-old grandfather of 40 who is not running for re-election, has single-handedly fought a battle on Capitol Hill over the past week that ought to inspire all taxpayers to rally around his banner of commonsense.

Ben Shapiro | March 03, 2010

Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) is the most unpopular man in the Senate, according to his colleagues.

David Harsanyi | March 03, 2010

Though a political victory is a must for the Obama presidency, those who are invested ideologically in the promise of government-run health care understand that even a small victory today can be an enduring one.

Austin Bay | March 03, 2010

Over the last two weeks, the Turkish police have detained and interrogated several dozen retired military officers allegedly involved in plotting an intricate coup d'etat.

Jillian Bandes | March 03, 2010

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has conceded to incumbent Gov. Rick Perry in the Texas GOP gubernatorial primary, making Perry the Republican nominee in November's general election.

Paul Greenberg | March 03, 2010

I've never been much of a believer in historical theories about the Indispensable Man. There may be some examples -- Washington, Lincoln, Moses -- but they are few.

Jacob Sullum | March 03, 2010

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court considered the question of whether the Second Amendment applies outside of jurisdictions controlled by the federal government.

Rebecca Hagelin | March 03, 2010

It used to be that a parent's greatest worry was the guy in the trench coat lurking on the edge of the school playground. Now, thanks to the internet, that creep often hangs out with your son in his bedroom.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | March 03, 2010

Although they aren't new, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have proliferated in the last few years, and consequently they have gotten a lot of attention.

Janice Shaw Crouse | March 03, 2010

Concerned Women for America (CWA) had an historic opportunity recently to debate the proposition, “This House would decriminalize prostitution” at the world-renowned Oxford Union Debates.

Ken Klukowski | March 03, 2010

On March 2, the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the Second Amendment applies to states, or instead is only a right against the federal government.

Marybeth Hicks | March 03, 2010

They operate under names like Granny’s Junction. Inside, among cubbies for winter coats, boxes of Legos and kitchen tables surrounded by booster seats, they offer a lifeline to millions of working mothers and fathers.

Tue, Mar 02, 2010

Donald Lambro | March 02, 2010

Lyndon Johnson must have been turning in his grave when President Obama held a meeting with key lawmakers to break the stalemate on his health care reform bill on national TV.

Ami Horowitz | March 02, 2010

While Yiddish, the German-Slavic language used by the Jews of old Europe, has all but died out, there is an orphan word that has been adopted by almost every culture in the world: chutzpah. This word, an allusion to one’s own shameless and impertinent audacity, is the one word the word that best describes, UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | March 02, 2010

Last month, Catherine Davis and her Atlanta-based Georgia Right to Life organization launched a groundbreaking effort to stop the egregious number of black abortions in their state. The organization decided to use billboards to present its case for life - that's right - billboards.

Thomas Sowell | March 02, 2010

Most discussions of health care are like something out of Alice in Wonderland. What is the biggest complaint about the current medical care situation? "It costs too much." Yet one looks in vain for anything in the pending legislation that will lower those costs.

Chuck Norris | March 02, 2010

Not surprisingly, a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released last Friday revealed that 56 percent of Americans think the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to their rights and freedoms.

John Hawkins | March 02, 2010

Even the United States of America is not immune to the rules of nature and commerce that govern other nations.

David Limbaugh | March 02, 2010

For a guy who touts himself as bipartisan and demands bipartisanship from Republicans, President Barack Obama had a funny way of showing his bipartisanship during last week's health care summit.

Mona Charen | March 02, 2010

It's none of my business what Barack Obama's LDL cholesterol level is. And I don't have to know that he is using nicotine therapy to attempt to kick his smoking habit.

Cal Thomas | March 02, 2010

When Toyota President Akio Toyoda testified last week before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, an attitude was exposed that Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) correctly characterized as fostering a "cutthroat corporate" environment that placed costs ahead of quality and safety.

Dennis Prager | March 02, 2010

There was something particularly annoying -- even harmful to society -- during the health care summit held last week between President Obama and leading members of the House and Senate.

Pat Buchanan | March 02, 2010

With publication of "On the Origin of Species" in 1859, the hunt was on for the "missing link." Fame and fortune awaited the scientist who found the link proving Darwin right: that man evolved from a monkey.

Debra J. Saunders | March 02, 2010

Obama and fellow Democrats are busily demonizing a lone senator for pushing Washington to spend responsibly. It seems this administration is all for fiscal restraint -- as long as you don't mean it.

Humberto Fontova | March 02, 2010

On Feb 23rd Black Human Rights activist died after an 83-day hunger strike and a series of savage beatings by his Castroite jailer/torturers.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 02, 2010

Americans should beware when members of Congress talk about "reform" and "comprehensive" because those words usually cover a lot of mischief.

Mon, Mar 01, 2010

Paul Greenberg | March 01, 2010

He was a living souvenir of the Bad Old Days in the South, but as well-seasoned and polished as a piece of ornamental driftwood on the coffee table of some quaint seaside cottage. The anger had turned into grace over the years and decades. The feisty young demagogue had become just another courtly old gentleman, a fading breed even in these latitudes.

Byron York | March 01, 2010

Just look at the latest survey from CNN and Opinion Research. When asked if they support "preventing health-insurance companies from dropping coverage for people who become seriously ill," 62 percent say yes.

Herb London | March 01, 2010

Jake Witzenfeld, president of Cambridge University’s Israel Society cancelled a talk by Benny Morris, a distinguished Israeli historian, for fear the Israel Society would be portrayed as a mouthpiece for Islamophobia.

Donald Lambro | March 01, 2010

Asked for his take on the nation's sharp right turn after its leftward lurch under Barack Obama, Heritage Foundation founder Edwin Feulner replied, "The political pendulum always swings back."

David Davenport | March 01, 2010

With health care dominating the headlines, it was easy to miss the unfolding drama between Congress and the Obama administration about the legal war on terror.

Frank Gaffney | March 01, 2010

Last week was not a good one for proponents of social re-engineering of the U.S. military. They had been buoyed by the previous week's congressional testimony of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen, widely seen as evidence the Pentagon was prepared to accede to President Obama's demand that avowed homosexuals be allowed to serve in the armed forces.

Rich Galen | March 01, 2010

I thought Vancouver and NBC did a great job putting on and covering the XXIst Winter Olympics.

Nathan Tabor | March 01, 2010

School administrators in Texas face a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of three students, accusing the school district of refusing to allow children to carry or read the Bible.

Michael Barone | March 01, 2010

"More talk, no deal" was The Wall Street Journal's headline on Thursday's Blair House health care summit. "After summit flop, Democrats prepare to go it alone on Obamacare," proclaimed the headline here at The Washington Examiner.

Star Parker | March 01, 2010

Van Jones is back, reconstructed and rehabilitated.

Mike Adams | March 01, 2010

Last month, I heard some really bad news. It seems the State of North Carolina is about to lay off 3000 more employees in the midst of a massive budget shortfall.

Michael Reagan | March 01, 2010

My father, Ronald Reagan, battled successfully to simplify the tax code but his work has been largely undone. The arrogance of those who use the tax code to manipulate citizen behavior and Congressional ambitions for personal advancement have again corrupted the already destructive income tax system.

Ken Blackwell | March 01, 2010

Circulation for the New York Times is way down. Some people are seriously speculating that the days of America’s great newspapers are over. They may be replaced by Kindle, or iPad, or some other newer technology.

Bruce Bialosky | March 01, 2010

One thing on which there seems to be universal agreement is the need for redesigning our banking laws to adapt to the realities of the 21st century. We have had only minor changes, some of them harmful, since enactment of the Depression-era laws that still govern a large part of our system.

Bill Murchison | March 01, 2010

You there! Congressman! Come out from behind that tree! The speaker of the House has wonderful plans for you, involving the very sharp sword she says you're going to fall on for the greater glory of … whatever.

Sarah Longwell | March 01, 2010

Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) is likely to unveil highly-anticipated financial reform legislation in the coming week. This news comes a few days after Republican Senator Bob Corker announced his plan to partner with Dodd on financial reform.

Joseph C. Phillips | March 01, 2010

A reader recently sent me an email admonishing me for not being more supportive of President Obama.

Terry Paulson | March 01, 2010

The basic assumption in Washington seems to be that politicians must do something—pass a bill, add a new regulation or create a new entitlement—in order for America to get better. President Obama agonizes, “I spend every waking hour, when I’m talking to my economic team, about how we are going to put people back to work.”

Sun, Feb 28, 2010

Salena Zito | February 28, 2010

As both political parties consider how to gain the fickle support of Tea Party activists and independent voters in the 2010 midterm elections, another increasingly dissatisfied tribe exists for both to lure: Hillary Democrats.

Austin Hill | February 28, 2010

The President’s speech to the Business Roundtable was terrific. And losing one’s home is terrible. Yet when borrowers fail to uphold their debt repayment obligations, private lenders must be free to protect their assets (which is precisely what a mortgage foreclosure is about).

Debra J. Saunders | February 28, 2010

The villain in "A Time to Run," Sen. Barbara Boxer's first novel, is a conservative writer for The San Francisco Chronicle. A salvo at moi? Hardly.

Steve Chapman | February 28, 2010

Last week, facing a congressional committee acutely dissatisfied with his company's safety record, the head of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, was asked what he would tell President Barack Obama if he had the chance. His surprising reply: "Toyota cars are safe."

George Will | February 28, 2010

The fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), psychiatry's encyclopedia of supposed mental "disorders," is being revised. The 16 years since the last revision evidently were prolific in producing new afflictions. The revision may aggravate the confusion of moral categories.

Ken Connor | February 28, 2010

On February 22, 2010, nine months after President Obama signed the legislation, new credit card rules designed to protect consumers from the unscrupulous and manipulative tactics of credit card companies went into effect.

Kevin McCullough | February 28, 2010

As I was the first person in American punditry to predict this President's success to elected office, let me again go out on the prediction limb to say on this, "he will fail."

Paul Jacob | February 28, 2010

"Change" and "corruption" both start with the letter "c" . . . and so does "Congress." For some reason, Congress more readily embraces the latter over the former "c" practice.

David Stokes | February 28, 2010

In the immediate aftermath of the Bay of Pigs fiasco in 1961, President John F. Kennedy stood before the nation accepting the total blame for what had happened. He referred to an old saying about victory having a thousand fathers, but defeat being an orphan, and identified himself as the responsible officer in the government. Even though the whole initiative had been first devised and planned by the Eisenhower administration.