Sun, Mar 14, 2010

Paul Jacob | March 14, 2010

As the nation prepares to go cold turkey over pork spending, Congress gets cold feet.

Sat, Mar 13, 2010

Doug Giles | March 13, 2010

God, I love fishing.

Ken Blackwell | March 13, 2010

When the young John Roberts was confirmed as Chief Justice of the United States in 2005, he declined to put those gold stripes on his robes. They’re the ones that the late William Rehnquist had devised to indicate his status as first among equals on the nation’s high court. “I’ll have to earn them,” Roberts said modestly. He just did. He gave a powerful rejoinder this week to President Obama’s unprecedented foray into demagoguery.

Jillian Bandes | March 13, 2010

It’s depressing that President Obama is the one calling the shots on the budget right now instead of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.).

Fri, Mar 12, 2010

Larry Kudlow | March 12, 2010

The new Obama Fed is going to be very dovish when it comes to fighting future inflation and defending the value of the dollar.

Sandy Rios | March 12, 2010

In the days of the Soviet Union, children in schools learned that Russians invented the airplane and the refrigerator. They learned there was no God and that the glorious days of the union began and ended with Marxism.

Christopher Merola | March 12, 2010

On Thursday, March 11, 2010, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which is the most liberal court in the history of the United States, upheld as constitutional the phrase, “One Nation Under God,” found in the Pledge of Allegiance, as well as the phrase, “In God We Trust” on our currency. The Ninth Circuit rejected two legal challenges by the rabid atheist, Michael Newdow.

Kathryn Lopez | March 12, 2010

I've seen more than a few boxes of Do-Si-Dos and Samoas around lately. It's hard to look askance at the Girl Scouts when there's so much sweetness in the air. But there is reason for keeping the Girl Scouts out of the "mom and apple pie" category.

Rich Tucker | March 12, 2010

We see them on the streets and in the mirror: middle-aged men wearing jeans and baseball caps. Grown men, dressing and -- all too often -- acting like boys.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | March 12, 2010

Mr. Obama's term in office is like Disney's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. His reckless policies and actions cause destruction to whatever he touches. He needs to be stopped.

Rich Galen | March 12, 2010

Republicans were fired from their control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the election of 2006 for a number of reasons. Spending too much generally was one of them.

Michelle Malkin | March 12, 2010

The same questions that dogged House leaders then are dogging House Speaker Pelosi now: What did she and her staff know, and when did they know it?

Jonah Goldberg | March 12, 2010

The time for talk is over. So proclaimed the most talkative president in modern memory. I can't remember when Barack Obama said that.

David Limbaugh | March 12, 2010

The left habitually distorts and exaggerates to demonize and discredit its opponents but squeals like a stuck pig when conservatives use colorful language to call the left out. Unfortunately, some on the right encourage the left's squealing.

Mona Charen | March 12, 2010

Pity the Democrats. They just can't get their message out. Not with a charismatic president (who has delivered 52 speeches on the subject), control of both houses of Congress, the gooey enthusiasm of 90 percent of the press, and more than a year of ceaseless agitation.

Oliver North | March 12, 2010

Other than spending lots of time covering soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen, Marines and special operators who routinely get shot at, I'm not a gambling man.

Pat Buchanan | March 12, 2010

Though Bush 41 and Bush 43 often disagreed, one issue did unite them both with Bill Clinton: protectionism.

Suzanne Fields | March 12, 2010

On the night gold dust fell on the stars in Hollywood, millions of men and women were putting their lives on the line in Iraq merely by casting a vote.

Michael Gerson | March 12, 2010

Just 20 years ago, pro-life and anti-homosexual rights views seemed to overlap entirely. They appeared to be expressions of the same traditionalist moral framework, destined to succeed or fail together as twin pillars of the culture war.

David Harsanyi | March 12, 2010

Tyranny is afoot. And this evil arrives in the guise of secondhand books and cheap Chinese trinkets. So beware.

Jillian Bandes | March 12, 2010

It’s rare, but sometimes petty politics can mean progress. That was certainly the case this week with the earmark war between Republican and Democrats in the House.

Linda Chavez | March 12, 2010

Liz Cheney has stirred up a hornet's nest. The former vice president's daughter now runs a group called Keep America Safe, which last week released a video questioning the "values" of Obama Justice Department lawyers who once represented clients detained at Guantanamo for terrorist activities.

Bill Murchison | March 12, 2010

Oh, my do lovers of language love images! They should. Images -- word pictures -- enlighten, enliven, entertain. Tight as a tick; drunk as a lord; ugly as a mud fence. See what I mean? The reader doesn't merely read; he sees.

Charles Krauthammer | March 12, 2010

As the Afghanistan War intensifies -- Marja, soon Kandahar, and the steady arrival of 30,000 new American troops -- it has come to be seen as Obama's war.

Brent Bozell | March 12, 2010

NBC's "Law & Order" programs are long established and all over the schedule. But the sex-obsessed vice cops of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" are a breed apart.

Thu, Mar 11, 2010

Donald Lambro | March 11, 2010

When Barack Obama turned his State of the Union address into an attack on the Supreme Court's ruling that ended the ban against corporate spending for political campaigns, the justices had to sit there motionless while encircled by Democratic lawmakers who cheered the president's scolding.

Jon Sanders | March 11, 2010

The Democrats' push for taking over the nation's health-care system is now in full-blown banzai mode. Most of the attention this week has centered on talk that the U.S. Senate will resort to "reconciliation," which Republicans called the "nuclear option" and Democrats until quite recently called the "we would never use that."

Diana West | March 11, 2010

When Glenn Beck, Charles Krauthammer and Bill Kristol, each from their respective Fox News perches, branded Dutch political phenom Geert Wilders as beyond the political pale, it was shocking and outrageous for several reasons.

Matt Towery | March 11, 2010

I knew that I must have been off pretty badly when I casually wrote in this national column that Florida Gov. Charlie Crist would be a good example of a Republican that voters in critical swing states could accept in the upcoming elections for Senate and the U.S. House.

Paul Greenberg | March 11, 2010

The daily news continues to prove a bountiful source of theories, explanations, assumptions and assertions that I don't believe for a minute.

Hugh Hewitt | March 11, 2010

It was my honor on Tuesday night to introduce the Archbishop Charles Chaput of the Denver Archdiocese to the Cleveland Right To Life dinner.

Liam Julian | March 11, 2010

The Department of Education is often misleading, vague and ominous. An odd announcement from Secretary Arne Duncan states that his department’s Office of Civil Rights will “reinvigorate civil rights enforcement” in the nation’s schools in an effort “to make Dr. King’s dream of a colorblind society a reality.”

Kevin Theriot | March 11, 2010

You may have been surprised to learn about the 10 East Texas churches burned down by arsonists since the beginning of the year. In fact, maybe this is the first you’ve heard of it. That’s almost two per week, and the mainstream media was largely silent on the whole matter—not giving it much coverage until two men were arrested.

George Will | March 11, 2010

The increasingly puerile spectacle of presidential State of the Union addresses is indicative of the state of the union, and is unnecessary. Barack Obama recently criticized -- and flagrantly mischaracterized -- a recent Supreme Court decision that loosened limits on political speech.

La Shawn Barber | March 11, 2010

In the late 1960s, college students rioted and stormed administration buildings, protesting everything from the Vietnam War to freedom of speech violations to the paucity of black students, faculty and programs on campuses. If you were around then and thought some, most or all of those protests were over-the-top, you might want to add the brouhaha at the University of California at San Diego to the list.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 11, 2010

It's time to reach down and find the strength to do more. It's time to build a brick wall and hold off legislation that undermines the values of the American people and infuses our lives with government programs.

Victor Davis Hanson | March 11, 2010

Almost every element of Barack Obama's once-heralded new "reset" foreign policy of a year ago has either been reset or likely soon will be.

Michael Barone | March 11, 2010

There's a lively debate going on in the blogosphere and the press about whether Democrats would be better off passing or not passing a health care bill.

Larry Elder | March 11, 2010

The most disturbing part of the ObamaCare debate is not about where Republicans and Democrats disagree, but where they agree.

Cal Thomas | March 11, 2010

The Supreme Court has decided to take a case that may change the boundaries for types of speech protected by the First Amendment.

Debra J. Saunders | March 11, 2010

It took me five months to get my first interview with former eBay CEO and California GOP gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman, and when I did, it was after a press event where the news reporters were not allowed to ask questions. Swell.

Jillian Bandes | March 11, 2010

News broke over the weekend that minorities are receiving less than 2% of the contracts awarded by the federal government with stimulus money.

Steve Chapman | March 11, 2010

Imagine how life will be now that giant corporations may spend as much as they want on political campaigns, as the Supreme Court recently decreed. All they will have to do to get their way is ask members of Congress: Do you want our money helping you -- or your opponent?

Emmett Tyrrell | March 11, 2010

There has been yet another eruption of violence from what our liberal friends a year or so ago were wont to call the "Angry Left." However, if you read The Washington Post, you might think this recent outburst of violence came from talk radio.

Howard Rich | March 11, 2010

With the “science” of global warming collapsing like a house of cards, the Copenhagen “climate change” conference accomplishing absolutely nothing and a massive energy tax hike going nowhere in the U.S. Senate, President Barack Obama is now faced with a conundrum.

Scott Wheeler | March 11, 2010

A Marxist group that has demanded the “destruction” of the U.S. and issued a call "to bring this government down" is the recipient of stimulus funds from the Obama American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

George Will | March 11, 2010

There are legislative miles to go before the government will be emancipated from its health care myopia, but it is not too soon for a summing up. Whether all or nothing of the legislation becomes law, Barack Obama has refuted critics who call him a radical. He has shown himself to be a timid progressive.

Frank Turek | March 11, 2010

The liberals who currently lead our government are intelligent people. Barack Obama and Harry Reid, for example, both have advanced academic degrees from prestigious institutions of higher learning. So why are these intelligent people supporting policies that they know are based on false premises?

Ross Mackenzie | March 11, 2010

Why the mounting public opposition to ObamaCare? Because, among other reasons, adoption of Obamacare would make Americans more reliant on the federal government, not less.

Wed, Mar 10, 2010

Michael Reagan | March 10, 2010

Today, Washington is so focused on expanding the size and influence of our federal government at the expense of taxpayers that they are overlooking one of the greatest security risks facing our nation -- our failing education system.

Ann Coulter | March 10, 2010

A group of "leading conservative lawyers" -- a phrase never confused with "U.S. Marines" -- has produced an embarrassingly pompous letter denouncing Liz Cheney for demanding the names of attorneys at the Justice Department who formerly represented Guantanamo detainees.

Paul Kengor | March 10, 2010

The media jumps at anniversaries of historical figures and events. For those of us who write about history, we, too, seize these opportunities to teach history, especially history Americans should know.

Rich Galen | March 10, 2010

The biggest question I have about former Rep. Eric Massa is: How have we missed this guy for so long?

Thomas Sowell | March 10, 2010

We have become conditioned, responding like Pavlov's dog when we hear a certain sound-- in this case, the sound of some politically correct crusade.

Michelle Malkin | March 10, 2010

Have you noticed something about the audiences that President Obama has cherry-picked to cheer his government health care takeover roadshow? They're getting younger and younger.

John Stossel | March 10, 2010

The people of Louisiana must sleep soundly knowing that their state protects them from ... unlicensed florists.

Walter E. Williams | March 10, 2010

Most politicians, and probably most Americans, see health care as a right. Thus, whether a person has the means to pay for medical services or not, he is nonetheless entitled to them. Let's ask ourselves a few questions about this vision.

Brent Bozell | March 10, 2010

If anyone was looking for a self-righteous extreme feminist, they found one in Angie Jackson.

Jonah Goldberg | March 10, 2010

The worst cases of female-phobia appear to be in the Muslim world, but the problem is hardly unique to Islam. Across Southeast Asia and throughout Africa, in Christian, animist and Muslim countries alike, women are asked to pay for male inadequacies.

Ken Blackwell | March 10, 2010

It’s all supposed to be voluntary, those “home visits” that are tucked into the mammoth ObamaCare bill. If you have a strong stomach, and stronger bottom, you can find home visitation on pages 568-595.

Tony Blankley | March 10, 2010

Dr. Johnson made the harsh assertion that our Declaration was "the delirious dream of republican fanaticism" that, if sincere, would "put the axe to the roots of all government."

The carnage among those who vote for health care will remind Civil War buffs of Pickett's Charge on the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Michael Gerson | March 10, 2010

Whatever the legislative fate of health reform -- now in the hands of a few besieged House Democrats -- the health reformers have failed in their argument.

Ben Shapiro | March 10, 2010

On Sunday night, Sandra Bullock won Best Actress at the 82nd Academy Awards for her portrayal of gun-toting Republican Leigh Anne Tuohy in "The Blind Side."

Terry Jeffrey | March 10, 2010

Dawn Johnsen, another of President Barack Obama's remarkable nominees, discovered a way to make a person disappear by making two persons into one.

David Harsanyi | March 10, 2010

If Democrats push through Obamacare, short-term GOP gains are almost certain. But there are numerous problems with assuming the GOP would sweep into power and immediately repeal it.

Maggie Gallagher | March 10, 2010

Never fall in love with a political candidate, I tell myself; they will break your heart. And then I heard Rubio in Naples, and what can I say? I fell in love.

Marybeth Hicks | March 10, 2010

Who would have thought you could contract carpal tunnel syndrome at the oral surgeon’s office? After writing my initials and signing my name on roughly 217 consent forms, I was ready for an ice pack and a wrist wrap.

Michael Medved | March 10, 2010

The legislative tactic known as “reconciliation” uses a soothing word to mask an ugly reality.

Austin Bay | March 10, 2010

What kind of coalition government will emerge from Iraq's March 7 national elections?

Jacob Sullum | March 10, 2010

"We allow the insurance industry to run wild in this country," President Obama declared on Monday.

Tue, Mar 09, 2010

Donald Lambro | March 09, 2010

A new Democratic survey shows a significant erosion in public support for Barack Obama's handling of the terrorist threat and other national security issues that pollsters say should be a "wake-up call" for the president and his party.

Paul Greenberg | March 09, 2010

You can see it unfold frame by frame in the pictures taken by the luxury hotel's always-watching, always-recording closed-circuit TV cameras.

William Wilson | March 09, 2010

At a bare minimum, Massa’s accusations against the House majority indicate that he could have been set up simply because he voted against the House health care takeover in November -- that, desperate to enact the bill, House leaders were willing to stick their thumbs in the eyes of the American people, and use even the slightest pretense to purge unwilling accomplices from Congress.

Debra J. Saunders | March 09, 2010

The biggest problem with last week's March 4 Day of Action to Defend Education, which was organized to protest cuts in California's education spending: The event showed how little educators and students value education.

Frank Gaffney | March 09, 2010

One of the most influential conservatives in America this weekend gave a sneak peek at a soon-to-be-published book he has written calling for a "New Republican Party."

Armstrong Williams | March 09, 2010

Over the past year, it seems as though Republicans are on the verge of falling off the spending wagon and reverting to the bad habits of their Democratic counterparts. Most recently, Republicans in Congress have quietly viewed the stimulus as a sort of slush fund behind which they can hide their own political cowardice.

John Hawkins | March 09, 2010

One of the reasons liberals tend to do such an incredibly poor job of governing is that they fundamentally misunderstand the nature of the American people.

Thomas Sowell | March 09, 2010

The fact that politicians call something a "stimulus" does not make it a stimulus. The fact that they call something a "jobs bill" does not mean there will be more jobs.

Chuck Norris | March 09, 2010

I am no pinnacle of humility, and I've learned my fair share of hard lessons from the camps of conceit. But I'm not sure the former Chicago politician occupying the White House ever has been schooled with a primer on the perils of pride.

Mike Adams | March 09, 2010

The Court is often in the position of making a decision by balancing one or more government interests against one or more individual liberty interests.

David Limbaugh | March 09, 2010

President Barack Obama obviously has no qualms about slandering people or industries that interfere with his agenda. In the same creepy manner he defamed the Cambridge Police Department without benefit of the facts, he is scapegoating the insurance companies based on his distorted version of facts.

Mona Charen | March 09, 2010

The signs are all around us. Even as Barack Obama and the Democrats lower their heads and prepare to bulldoze a huge new entitlement through Congress, the results of profligate government spending are everywhere apparent. It requires a prodigious degree of ideological blindness to miss this.

Cal Thomas | March 09, 2010

Before Rep. Nancy Pelosi became speaker of the House, she promised during the Bush administration that if voters allowed Democrats to regain a congressional majority Democrats would establish "the most ethical Congress in history."

Dennis Prager | March 09, 2010

I suspect that most Americans, if asked whether these numbers trouble the Democratic leadership and President Obama, would answer in the affirmative. They would be wrong.

Pat Buchanan | March 09, 2010

Greece this past weekend saw the worst rioting since the debt crisis began. After Athens had announced new tax hikes and budget cuts to reduce a deficit of 13 percent of gross domestic product, mobs drove guards from Greece's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and attacked police.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 09, 2010

Far more personal information on students than is necessary is being collected by public schools, according to the Fordham Law School Center on Law and Information Policy, which investigated education records in all 50 states. States are failing to safeguard students' privacy and protect them from data misuse.

Bill Murchison | March 09, 2010

According to John Harwood in The New York Times, public support for "reining in Wall Street" has Democrats about as exuberant as Democrats ever get any more.

Ed Feulner | March 09, 2010

Sometimes a snapshot tells an entire story. Take one of the signs at last year’s tea party rally in Washington, “Grandma’s not shovel-ready.”

Janice Shaw Crouse | March 09, 2010

Those who oppose same-sex “marriage” are called by derogatory labels: bigot, narrow-minded, hate-filled among the nicest. Such name-calling obscures the very real problems associated with watering down and denigrating traditional marriage.

Julie Gunlock | March 09, 2010

Washington continues to focus on health care, but more recently some prominent political figures have narrowed in on the health-care issue of obesity. While it may seem like the topic du jour, obesity has long been a national obsession.

Mon, Mar 08, 2010

Byron York | March 08, 2010

In the entire health care debate, among all the competing lawmakers, politicians, experts and pundits, there's just one person who has seen things from both sides of the political aisle.

Michael Barone | March 08, 2010

Texas has been teaching some lessons to which the rest of the nation should pay heed. They are lessons that are particularly vivid when you contrast Texas, the nation's second most populous state, with the most populous, California.

Mary Grabar | March 08, 2010

Collaboration, or working in groups, is a favorite pedagogical strategy of hung-over graduate teaching assistants, soviet indoctrinators, educators with advanced degrees, and social studies teachers too dumb to do anything else.

Rich Galen | March 08, 2010

Last week was not a good one in the Obama Administration's drive to have one more crack at a health care bill in Congress.

Star Parker | March 08, 2010

Citigroup, one the world's largest banks, was bailed out with some $45 billion of U.S. taxpayer funds and we taxpayers -- you and I -- still own a little over one quarter of the company.

Ken Blackwell | March 08, 2010

Mrs. Clinton referred to the Britain’s Falkland Islands as “Las Malvinas--the Argentine name for them. She said the U.S. was willing to mediate the conflicting claims of Argentina and Britain to the collection of rocky crags that have been British since 1833.

All aspects of President Obama's Chicago-style tactics are on display as he cajoles, bullies and bribes the House to pass his health care proposals despite the overwhelming public rejection with which they have been met.

Joseph C. Phillips | March 08, 2010

Speaking on ABC's "This Week", House Speaker Nancy Pelosi commented, "I think everybody wants affordable health care for all Americans. They know that this will take courage. It took courage to pass Social Security. It took courage to pass Medicare. And many of the same forces that were at work decades ago are at work again against this bill."

Jillian Bandes | March 08, 2010

Like so many things in the Democratic Congress, Dawn Johnsen keeps showing up again and again. This is the woman who said that ‘legal abortion remains safer than childhood,’ and that a ban on the procedure was comparable to a ban on slavery.

Humberto Fontova | March 08, 2010

“A very large number of our citizens are incarcerated in prison, and there is little doubt that the death penalty is imposed most harshly on those who are poor, black, or mentally ill. For more than a quarter century, we have struggled unsuccessfully to guarantee the basic right of universal health care for our people. …but Cuba has superb systems of health care and universal education.” -Jimmy Carter

Carol Platt Liebau | March 08, 2010

Karl Marx insisted that history repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce. It seems that at least some of California’s teachers are determined to prove him right.

Allen Hunt | March 08, 2010

You may well have forgotten Harlan Drake since the national media uttered barely a peep about his transgressions. He's the man who shot a defenseless anti-abortion protester.

Mike Adams | March 08, 2010

The Observer, the student newspaper at the University of Notre Dame, has shown that our nation’s Catholic universities no longer provide an escape from the politically correct orthodoxy running rampant on our nation’s public campuses.

Bruce Bialosky | March 08, 2010

In almost every regard, President Obama's actions and the actions of his administration have been disastrous for the long-term future of this country.

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

Most of us remember the stellar advertising campaign A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste designed at giving underprivileged elementary children a bite at the educational apple.

Sun, Mar 07, 2010

Salena Zito | March 07, 2010

Shock waves over Evan Bayh’s retirement from the U.S. Senate still are felt along the 600 miles between the nation’s capital and Indiana.

Paul Jacob | March 07, 2010

Half a century. Time to take a step back and ask the Big Questions.

Kevin McCullough | March 07, 2010

If you wish to see an enjoyable evening with friends become quite animated, then overly hostile, and end in exacting bitterness, ask those in attendance to choose between the following.

Doug Giles | March 07, 2010

A Christian pundit, Dawn Eden, thinks my daughter Hannah Giles and her partner James O’Keefe should not have used Saul Alinsky’s deceptive tactics against ACORN because Saul was “evil,” his methods sneaky, and he dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals, to Lucifer.

Austin Hill | March 07, 2010

Whether or not you liked Palin’s performance on “The Tonight Show,” and whether or not you think Palin has a future in American politics, are both interesting topics that are worthy of discussion.

Steve Chapman | March 07, 2010

Don't you miss the days when we had a Republican president who was not afraid to speak up for America in the face of foreign criticism? The kind of president who didn't feel the United States is always in the wrong?

Ken Connor | March 07, 2010

We have embraced a therapeutic culture which posits that everyone is a victim, consciously or not, of emotional and environmental factors which dictate the way we see the world and the way we behave within it.

George Will | March 07, 2010

It is said, more frequently than precisely, that the reasons the Supreme Court gives for doing whatever it does are as important as what it does.

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.