Sat, Apr 03, 2010

Doug Giles | April 03, 2010

To be clear, my wife thinks my cinematic selections suck, but I’ve watched way too many of her Sandra Bullock movies for her to say crap about my zombie film penchant.

Ken Blackwell | April 03, 2010

Canadians hosted hundreds of American air passengers whose planes were grounded on 9/11. They opened their hearts and their homes to us.

The second half of Karl Rove's memoir, "Courage and Consequences," you've already read if you have followed the intricate and specific defenses the Bush administration put forth to parry Democratic attacks.

Fri, Apr 02, 2010

Kathryn Lopez | April 02, 2010

When he finally voted for President Obama's health-care bill, "pro-life" Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., disappointed a lot of people, folks who believed that he really did want to ensure that the federal government wouldn't compel taxpayer funding of abortion.

Michelle Malkin | April 02, 2010

It's every parent's worst spring break nightmare come true: Fun in the sun somehow turned into a south-of-the-border bloodbath for 21-year-old Zeke Rucker.

Brent Bozell | April 02, 2010

Many -- too many -- red-blooded American boys grow up on Japanese video-game systems from Sony and Nintendo. Their cultural interests can extend into Japanese cartoons ("anime") and some even discover Japanese pornographic cartoons ("hentai").

Jonah Goldberg | April 02, 2010

Too little, too late, too clever and for the wrong reasons. That's a good way to describe President Obama's decision to allow a little offshore drilling.

David Limbaugh | April 02, 2010

The Obama left, realizing it has really stepped in it with the American people by cramming Obamacare down our throats, has decided to blunt the backlash against it by tarring, yet again, mainstream conservatives as racists, bigots, homophobes and violent. Its tactics are objectively despicable.

Oliver North | April 02, 2010

Springtime. Back home, Congress is in recess, the kids are out of school and the redbuds, dogwoods and cherry trees are about to bloom.

Pat Buchanan | April 02, 2010

"Diplomacy has failed," Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told AIPAC, "Iran is on the verge of becoming nuclear and we cannot afford that."

Michael Gerson | April 02, 2010

For those used to seeing the faces of slaves in Civil War-era tintypes -- staring at the camera in posed, formal judgment -- it is a shock to see the face of slavery in a shy, adolescent boy.

Suzanne Fields | April 02, 2010

You scream, I scream, and even Dolley Madison screamed for ice cream, serving it at the White House for the first time. Vanilla, of course, and she got the attention of voters with a sweet tooth.

David Harsanyi | April 02, 2010

So Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is demanding that citizens justify their political speech under oath. Nervous Nellies doubtlessly will characterize this as an "overreach."

Linda Chavez | April 02, 2010

GOP Chairman Michael Steele is a talented guy: smart, affable, telegenic, with a gift for gab. He ran a great race for U.S. Senate from one of the toughest states in the nation for a Republican to win, Maryland.

Rich Tucker | April 02, 2010

President Barack Obama has signed an expensive reform measure. But debate isn’t finished. The president jetted to Iowa, a swing state, to host a campaign-style event after signing the law.

John Andrews | April 02, 2010

Dear Grandson: I risk writing you this letter in order to pass along some censored history. Today’s America of 2050, officially atheist by law, is a very different place from the “nation under God” of my boyhood in 2010.

Katie Gage | April 02, 2010

In a year when the anger of the American people toward Washington politicians and their backroom deal-making has hit a fever pitch, President Obama surprised many with an overtly political and gratuitous reward to union bosses by not only heeding their demands to recess appoint both of their nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), but also leaving another out altogether.

Charles Krauthammer | April 02, 2010

What is it like to be a foreign ally of Barack Obama's America? If you're a Brit, your head is spinning.

Thu, Apr 01, 2010

Michael Reagan | April 01, 2010

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder was killed while serving in Iraq in 2006. His grieving father, Albert Snyder, did what too many military families have had to do over the past several years -- bury his child.

Donald Lambro | April 01, 2010

President Obama's signature on his health care bill was barely dry before businesses began announcing that its costs would reduce their earnings and could lead to cuts in prescription-drug benefits.

Janice Shaw Crouse | April 01, 2010

At a recent press conference at the National Press Club, scholars from Princeton’s Witherspoon Institute sounded an alarm telling the nation that pornography is more prevalent and more harmful than most people realize.

Diana West | April 01, 2010

What a heady whirl of a month it has been for Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the world's most fabulous jihad-kingpin and leading proponent of genocide. Everyone seems to want a piece of him, in a good way, of course.

Nathan Tabor | April 01, 2010

President Barack Obama promised during his campaign and inaugural speeches that we would witness a fundamental transformation of America. To be sure, his idea of a transformation is more akin to Karl Marx or Hugo Chavez than to Jesus Christ and the Holy Trinity.

Cliff May | April 01, 2010

President Obama thinks Israel's policies are the biggest obstacle to peace in the Middle East. Hamas disagrees.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | April 01, 2010

Imagine explaining how money moves through the economy to second graders? You must be kidding -- but they got it.

Michael Barone | April 01, 2010

Over the past 14 months, our political debate has been transformed into an argument between the heirs of two fundamental schools of political thought, the Founders and the Progressives. The Founders stood for the expansion of liberty and the Progressives for the expansion of government.

Victor Davis Hanson | April 01, 2010

Sixty-five years ago, on April 1, 1945, the United States Marines, Army and Navy invaded Okinawa. The ensuing three months of combat resulted in the complete defeat and near destruction of imperial Japanese forces on the island just 340 miles from the mainland.

Larry Elder | April 01, 2010

Differences of opinion and ideology, passionately held, drive the opposition against ObamaCare. Yet to shut down the effort to overturn ObamaCare's unpopular assault on freedom and prosperity, the left resorts to a frequently employed tactic.

Cal Thomas | April 01, 2010

Sitting in his spacious Washington, D.C., office on K Street, the leader of the last Republican revolution, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, ponders the future and likes what he sees.

Debra J. Saunders | April 01, 2010

There is another side to Karl Rove -- a side that comes across in his new book, "Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight."

Matt Towery | April 01, 2010

The secret that most Americans and most Catholics don't know is that the Church has started to allow the "redshirting" of those who want to become priests in the Roman Church.

Jillian Bandes | April 01, 2010

Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio) is a freshman Democrat in a pro-life district who voted for the health care bill and is up for re-election this November. It's not fun to be Driehaus right now.

Paul Greenberg | April 01, 2010

What can this be approaching across the sands of Iraq? It can't be. It's not possible. It's not found in this unnatural habitat ... and yet there is. It shows the outward signs, including some of the innate strengths and inevitable weaknesses and distinctive eccentricities of that rarest of creatures in those Mesopotamian climes: democracy.

Steve Chapman | April 01, 2010

For years, the cops may have been using your cell phone to keep close tabs on you without your knowledge, even if you have done nothing wrong.

Emmett Tyrrell | April 01, 2010

There exists an odious subgroup of conservatives who, since the beginning of the conservative movement, have made their way to prominence in the mainstream media by a cheap act.

Ed Feulner | April 01, 2010

The history of the United States begins with a rebellion against unfair taxation.

George Will | April 01, 2010

As for the McCain-Hayworth contest, a wise Arizona Republican officeholder who is too prudent to abandon anonymity says each combustible candidate "has it in his power to lose."

Ross Mackenzie | April 01, 2010

While many were gawking at the ObamaCare train wreck, other things were happening. Herewith, briefs about some of them....

Wed, Mar 31, 2010

Ann Coulter | March 31, 2010

On the "Today" show this Tuesday, President Obama claimed the massive government takeover of health care the Democrats passed without a single Republican vote was a "middle of the road" bill that incorporated many Republican ideas.

Rob Schwarzwalder | March 31, 2010

Throughout most of the 2000s, the blogosphere was flooded by horrible messages of hate and vileness and violence directed at the 43rd President. Most of us on the Right attributed these sickening things to a minority of political opinion.

Rich Galen | March 31, 2010

March, it turns out, is one of those "hath 31" months. We name each of the "30 days hath" months, and we make a special case out of February which stands alone, but those "hath 31" months are just lumped together.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | March 31, 2010

A few years ago, I was invited by a group of Harvard scholars, well-known scientists, and clergymen to visit Alaska. Our visit was to investigate the effects of climate change in that state. Alaska is unique by virtue of the fact that its environment is so varied that one can observe everything from regime change of insects, the melting of glaciers, the erosion of islands, and the change in spawning patterns of salmon. I left the trip concerned that green-activists would overstate genuine changes that were happening and force the nation into non-productive reactions to what are our real problems.

Michelle Malkin | March 31, 2010

Has there ever been a time when 18-term liberal Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman's nostrils weren't flaring indignantly at corporate executives and entrepreneurs?

Hugh Hewitt | March 31, 2010

Rarely have the e-mails flowed in as quickly as they did Monday as news spread of the RNC's profligacy and of its highly objectionable choice of entertainment venues.

John Stossel | March 31, 2010

Much government interference with our peaceful pursuits is based on junk science and junk economics. Politicians know a lot of stuff that isn't so. So do reporters.

Walter E. Williams | March 31, 2010

The prime feature of political decision-making is that it's a zero-sum game. One person's gain is of necessity another person's loss.

Brent Bozell | March 31, 2010

When the Republicans shocked the liberal media elite by winning back Congress in 1994, they had been demonized for months. But it took the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995 for Bill Clinton and all of his "objective" media devotees to really pull the violence card.

Jonah Goldberg | March 31, 2010

What's the evidence for this new reign of terror? Those broken windows, some nasty voice and e-mail messages (not counting those aimed at Republicans, naturally), a coffin "left" at a Missouri congressman's home, a few repugnant signs at rallies.

Ken Blackwell | March 31, 2010

The tragic murder of a Good Samaritan rancher in Arizona has people yelling for an effective response to this outrage. Although most illegal immigrants are just human beings that are desperately seeking to provide for themselves and their families, this murder shines a spotlight on the Obama administration’s utter failure to secure our borders and uphold the rule of law.

Tony Blankley | March 31, 2010

The late, splendid Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan once famously asserted, "Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." The senator was wrong.

Michael Medved | March 31, 2010

Will it be easier to persuade people that Barack Obama is wrong on the issues or to try to convince them that he is outright evil? That’s a crucial question facing conservatives as we gear up for fateful election battles in 2010 and 2012.

Why is President Obama so obviously humiliating Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu? Why is Secretary of State Clinton negating everything she said when she represented New York state and piling on the Jewish state?

Michael Gerson | March 31, 2010

Constructing a new nation out of the material of South Sudan will be difficult under the best of circumstances. But it is politics that could destroy South Sudan even before its birth.

Ben Shapiro | March 31, 2010

One week after the passage of President Obama's quasi-socialized health care scheme, 54 percent of likely voters support repeal. And according to Frank Rich, each and every one of those voters is a budding Nazi.

David Harsanyi | March 31, 2010

Mitt Romney not only possesses an air of real-world know-how but also has mucho smarts. I've been a reluctant apologist for him for years now.

Humberto Fontova | March 31, 2010

“More than 200 companies have joined a boycott of (Glenn) Beck's program,” reports the Washington Post. “A handful of advertisers, such as (iPhone owner) Apple, have abandoned Fox altogether,” continues the WaPo article.

Austin Bay | March 31, 2010

Monday's attacks on Moscow's subways provide an odious reminder of the Russian empire's post-Cold War instability and the Russian government's severe internal challenges.

Paul Greenberg | March 31, 2010

The cynics say there are no more heroes, but a brief glance at the obituaries is enough to refute any such claim. For example...

Bill Murchison | March 31, 2010

What a pity the late Milton Friedman isn't around to explain with characteristic snap and crackle that the great engine of economic progress is the expectation of profit.

Jacob Sullum | March 31, 2010

The Supreme Court has ruled that local governments can be held liable for failing to train officials in their constitutional responsibilities when the need is "obvious," as with teaching police officers the proper use of deadly force.

Marvin Olasky | March 31, 2010

Two entertaining controversialists, Glenn Beck and Jim Wallis, blasted each other in mid-March over the meaning of "social justice."

Bobby Schindler | March 31, 2010

March 31st will mark the five-year anniversary of the needless death of my sister, Terri Schiavo. I wish I could say things have changed for the better since my sister’s death or that people with cognitive disabilities are now better protected in response to the horror she had to endure.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | March 31, 2010

For the most part, scholarship money is not considered income and is not, therefore, taxable. But as with most tax issues, a simple "yes or no" answer doesn't always apply.

Marybeth Hicks | March 31, 2010

It’s been two weeks since middle schooler Josie Lou Ratley, 15, was brutally beaten at a school bus stop outside the Deerfield Beach Middle School in Deerfield Beach, FL.

Terry Jeffrey | March 31, 2010

History will remember how often and adamantly President Barack Obama insisted that the socialized medicine law he signed last week would reduce the federal deficit. It will be his defining lie.

Tue, Mar 30, 2010

Jason Mattera | March 30, 2010

emember Kanye West’s decree that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people”?

Guess what: Barack Obama doesn’t care about young people.

Alan Sears | March 30, 2010

You hear it, in one form or another, every day. For all the fervent debates and spirited arguments and plain old yelling matches we are wont to get into on everything from politics to sports to religion, something deep in the soul of most Americans still holds to our quintessential conviction that “everyone’s entitled to his opinion.”

Donald Lambro | March 30, 2010

President Obama faces just one problem as he tries to convince Americans that his health care plan will cut the budget deficit, lower medical costs and protect Medicare: They don't believe him.

Cal Thomas | March 30, 2010

Is repeal of the health care law the best strategy for Republicans given the long trajectory between now and the November election, and the even longer one before the 2012 presidential election?

Frank Gaffney | March 30, 2010

President Obama announced last Thusday that he had concluded a follow-on to the 1989 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia.

Armstrong Williams | March 30, 2010

Now that Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has dispensed with colorful metaphors and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has removed her perma-smile, bureaucrats in Washington are busily preparing the necessary channels to begin communicating details of the massive bill to the States. And so a new chapter begins in this epic saga, but one President Obama and his team will not want to read.

Thomas Sowell | March 30, 2010

The recent statement that the earth was warmer in the Middle Ages than it is today, made by the climate scientist who is at the heart of the recent scandal about "global warming" statistics, ought to at least give pause to those who are determined to believe that human beings must be the reason for "climate change."

Chuck Norris | March 30, 2010

What's so disheartening about America's present political environment is that those in Washington are truly convinced that more and bigger government is America's primary solution for recovery, future growth and security.

John Hawkins | March 30, 2010

In an effort to distract people from the destructive, illegitimate power-grab-of-a-bill masquerading as health care reform that the Democrats just passed over the objections of the American people, liberal members of Congress have spent days over-hyping threats against them.

Mike Adams | March 30, 2010

Lately, Duke University has been doing more withdrawing than Marion Barry without a crack pipe. Readers will remember that they had to echo Gilda Radner with a giant “Never mind” after they jumped the gun and punished several lacrosse players falsely accused of rape.

David Limbaugh | March 30, 2010

Whatever you do, don't assume that Obamacare and the rest of Obama's statist agenda will be easy to reverse because the public is so outraged. Obama and his relentless leftist armies have only just begun to fight.

Mona Charen | March 30, 2010

The revisionist history writers were busy last week. The health care law was "sweeping" and "historic." Mrs. Pelosi was the "most powerful speaker in history," and President Obama had cemented his place as "one of the most consequential presidents." This narrative is fantasy.

Cal Thomas | March 30, 2010

God knows -- and He does -- Protestants shouldn't be throwing stones at the Roman Catholic Church for the scandals involving the abuse of children by some priests.

Dennis Prager | March 30, 2010

Many Americans find it difficult to understand why Jews on the Left -- including many who would call themselves "liberal" rather than "Left" -- continued to enthusiastically support President Obama. This confusion is all the greater now that Obama has humiliated the prime minister of Israel and created the most tense moment in American-Israeli relations in memory.

Pat Buchanan | March 30, 2010

Democrats are exploiting real, imaginary or hoked-up slurs to portray themselves as political martyrs and to smear opponents as racists and bigots. This is the politics of desperation.

Debra J. Saunders | March 30, 2010

When activists break the law protesting Republican policies, it is because lefties care so much. But when conservatives act likewise, it's because they are loudmouths and louts. So TV tells me.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 30, 2010

The Democrats have not placed a veteran on the Supreme Court in nearly half a century. When President Obama fills Stevens' seat, will the High Court be left without anyone who has military experience?

Rebecca Hagelin | March 30, 2010

I'm not sure how you can describe the largest expansion of government into the most private area of our lives as anything other than socialism.

Ken Klukowski | March 30, 2010

Whether this case goes to the Supreme Court or not, it indicates that in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case that Americans will continue to enjoy more of their First Amendment rights, as we head into an election cycle where free speech spells big trouble for Team Obama.

William Wilson | March 30, 2010

His inaugural commitment, followed by executive orders, carried a message that methodologically sound science would trump politicized, ideological science. It turns out, however, that the president's love affair with science isn't quite as clear-cut as it first seemed.

Mon, Mar 29, 2010

Larry Kudlow | March 29, 2010

With everybody focused on Obamacare, and its new entitlement spending and taxing, the administration has tried to sneak in yet another bailout for housing.

Byron York | March 29, 2010

The people at Zoll Medical Corp. saw a ray of hope in January when Scott Brown was elected senator from Massachusetts. Located in Chelmsford, 30 miles outside of Boston, Zoll is the nation's leading manufacturer of heart defibrillators, which save the lives of thousands of heart-attack victims each year.

Meredith Turney | March 29, 2010

The ink isn’t even dry from President Obama’s signature on the health care bill, and already Democrats are trying to divert attention away from their unpopular power grab. Democrats are drawing attention to reports of hate-filled voicemail messages, vandalism and threats of personal violence in an effort to demonize opponents and marginalize critics.

Rich Galen | March 29, 2010

I know the Conservative ecosystem is in a tizzy about President Obama's making 15 recess appointments as soon as the Senate packed up for its Spring recess, but it is allowed by the Constitution and was utilized by President George W. Bush.

Michael Barone | March 29, 2010

Barack Obama's decision to postpone his trip to Indonesia and Australia -- to a democracy with the world's largest Muslim population and to the only nation that has fought alongside us in all the wars of the last century -- is of a piece with his foreign policy generally: attack America's friends and kowtow to our enemies.

David Stokes | March 29, 2010

We’re hearing a lot today about a so-called “Living Constitution.” Indeed, Barack Obama has in the past bemoaned the fact that prior Supreme Courts, notably the one presided over by Earl Warren in the 1960s, failed to break “free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution.”

Star Parker | March 29, 2010

The price of apples keeps going up. The government decides that every American must buy apples. But some can't afford them.

Joseph C. Phillips | March 29, 2010

Inasmuch as we are toasting the expansion of the administrative state (and thus the demise of our American Republic) we should perhaps also raise our glasses to Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain.

Bruce Bialosky | March 29, 2010

Those of you who went to high school in the United States before the educational system was destroyed may remember the term “carpetbaggers.” They were the Northerners who went south after the civil war and helped prolong the agony of the South while the rest of the country was attempting to heal.

Allen Hunt | March 29, 2010

Barack Obama is not a Muslim. Can we all please just accept that fact? Perpetuating lies about anyone, especially a national figure, simply creates hysteria and does no one a good service, especially America.

Laura Hollis | March 29, 2010

They've gotten what they wanted, and now it's time to castrate their opponents by smearing them all as terrorists. And "let us be clear," as the Obamessiah would state it; that is exactly how they intend to paint you.

Janice Shaw Crouse | March 29, 2010

ost of the arguments supporting the health care reform bill just passed by the Democrats in Congress were myths.

Mike Adams | March 29, 2010

Back in September of 2007, I made a serious error of judgment while giving a speech in Traverse City, Michigan.

Brian Birdnow | March 29, 2010

The Obama Administration has once again decided on a course of action heedless of the consequences.

Terry Paulson | March 29, 2010

The Democrats have won the most recent battle in the great American experiment. One must admit that their 219-212 margin victory for government-controlled healthcare proved to be an impressive score, but the game is early in the second quarter of President Obama’s term.

Sun, Mar 28, 2010

Salena Zito | March 28, 2010

If you wanted to find a place on a United States map that showed the heart of the Rust Belt, this would be it. Its business of manufacturing things has seen better days.

Ken Blackwell | March 28, 2010

There appears to be a concerted effort among the political Left and many mainstream media people to demonize and marginalize the expanding citizen-based movement known as the tea party movement.

Debra J. Saunders | March 28, 2010

Former Congressman Tom Campbell swears that former eBay CEO and gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman did not squeeze him out of the GOP primary for governor and prompt him to switch to the race to unseat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Steve Chapman | March 28, 2010

When someone next door is coping with trouble, the neighborly thing to do is help. Mexico has a growing problem with extreme violence. And many people in California have a good idea of how to help.

George Will | March 28, 2010

A simple reform would drain some scalding steam from immigration arguments that may soon again be at a roiling boil. It would bring the interpretation of the 14th Amendment into conformity with what the authors of its text intended, and with common sense, thereby removing an incentive for illegal immigration.

Ken Connor | March 28, 2010

This time last week, Representative Bart Stupak (D – Michigan) was the hero of social conservatives who were anxious to secure binding language banning federal funding of abortion in the health care legislation. Not surprisingly, Rep. Stupak’s 11th-hour change of heart and subsequent vote for the Senate’s health care reform legislation has left many puzzled and angry.

Doug Giles | March 28, 2010

For all the Ann Curry literalists out there, I do not “literally” mean that liberals had an actual cow after Palin told her conservative compadres to “reload” following their health care loss last week.

Paul Jacob | March 28, 2010

Power tends to corrupt. In a legislature, it corrupts legislatively.

Kevin McCullough | March 28, 2010

Never fear, because the worst of Obamacare is finally here

Austin Hill | March 28, 2010

What happens when left-wing ideologues co-opt the nation’s legislative agenda, and use surreptitious means of forcing that agenda through Congress?