Sun, Apr 25, 2010

Paul Jacob | April 25, 2010

In a representative system it helps enormously if those representing the people actually, well, represent the people. Before themselves; before their cronies; before their campaign contributors.

Sat, Apr 24, 2010

Doug Giles | April 24, 2010

Apparently Franklin didn’t get the memo that we can’t say squat about Islam anymore.

When conservatives like Neal Boortz proposed the "fair tax" (a levy on consumption, not on income), we should have known that the Barack Obama left would seize on the proposal not as Boortz intended it to be -- a replacement for the income tax -- but as an addition to it.

Fri, Apr 23, 2010

Dan Kennedy | April 23, 2010

With casual derision, President Obama recently dismissed the people in the tea party movement and their little rallies as “amusing.”

Dan Gainor | April 23, 2010

Obama is lucky journalists don't want to make him look bad.

Humberto Fontova | April 23, 2010

A study by the National Shooting Sports Foundation found that for every taxpayer dollar invested in wildlife conservation, hunters and fishermen contribute nine.

Kathryn Lopez | April 23, 2010

Washington recently began a debate about whether there should be federal government action taken to change the American palate, so that consumer taste buds can adjust to the mandatory use of less salt.

Rick Berman | April 23, 2010

A majority of supposedly fiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrats have blindsided constituents in cash-strapped states (and let’s face it, at this point, which states aren’t cash-strapped?) with a budgetary double whammy.

Rich Tucker | April 23, 2010

My fellow Americans, it’s time to solve a problem that’s bedeviled humanity for decades. “We are the change that we seek,” and we can -- no, must -- agree to take immediate action.

Rich Galen | April 23, 2010

Greece needs a lot of Windex because Greece is B.R.O.K.E. The European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will provide about $60 billion in Windex to bail out Greece.

Michelle Malkin | April 23, 2010

I need a Dramamine to cover GOP Sen. John McCain's re-election bid. With his desperate lurch to the right, he's inducing more motion sickness than a Disney Land teacup.

Brent Bozell | April 23, 2010

When Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced his retirement, President Obama promised he would appoint someone like Stevens, who "knows that in a democracy, powerful interests must not be allowed to drown out the voices of ordinary citizens."

Jonah Goldberg | April 23, 2010

The problem with socialism is socialism, because there are no socialists. Socialism is a system based upon an assumption about human nature that simply isn't true.

David Limbaugh | April 23, 2010

I wonder why any president of the United States would feel compelled to protest, repeatedly, "I believe in the power of the free market." Has any other president said it -- at least in the context Obama keeps saying it? That's rhetorical.

Mona Charen | April 23, 2010

While disclaiming an "abortion litmus test," President Obama has signaled his intention to appoint a new Supreme Court justice who shares his concern for "women's rights."

Ken Blackwell | April 23, 2010

Yesterday, the President said that the Value Added Tax is “on the table.” That means it will be the main course served up after the November elections.

Oliver North | April 23, 2010

If there was ever any doubt, it must be clear to everyone now that the Obama administration has no idea how to stop the Iranian regime from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Pat Buchanan | April 23, 2010

The Chinese just threw Chavez a life-preserver. For Venezuela is reeling from 25 percent inflation, government-induced blackouts to cope with energy shortages and an economy that shrank by 3.3 percent in 2009. Where did China get that $20 billion? From us.

Michael Gerson | April 23, 2010

Following the passage of Democratic health care reform legislation, President Obama assured the country that it was a "middle-of-the-road, centrist approach" instead of an intrusive, government power grab. But the government seems incapable of resisting the nannying impulse that undermines this claim.

Suzanne Fields | April 23, 2010

Texas is big. Everybody knows that. Texans, who boast about their diversity and productivity, are usually big, too. Texas produces more beef and cotton than any other state.

Linda Chavez | April 23, 2010

When it comes to education trends, as California goes, so goes the nation. Which is all the more reason to be concerned about the latest effort in California to dumb down standards.

Jillian Bandes | April 23, 2010

Why did Rep. John Boccieri (D-Ohio) vote for the health care bill? In his own words: he wanted to make his mother proud. Unfortunately, his constituents are anything but.

Janice Shaw Crouse | April 23, 2010

There’s a quiet revolution happening on the nation’s school and college campuses. While the students still live in a sex-saturated culture, and while researchers claim that at least 75 percent of college students are part of the “hook-up” generation, more and more students are opting out of the sex scene.

Tom Tancredo | April 23, 2010

With the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing, many liberals exploited the actions of one deranged individual to tar millions of patriotic Americans as extremists and potential terrorists.

Charles Krauthammer | April 23, 2010

Among my various idiosyncrasies, such as (twice) driving from Washington to New York to watch a world championship chess match, the most baffling to my friends is my steadfast devotion to the Washington Nationals.

Thu, Apr 22, 2010

David Harsanyi | April 22, 2010

The popular animated show "South Park" -- gloriously vulgar, sharply satirical and, one suspects, offensive to vast swaths of the viewing public -- is, if nothing else, impressive in its evenhandedness.

Matt Towery | April 22, 2010

With a new poll out showing the president with his lowest approval rating since taking office, the last thing I would advise him, were he to ask, would be to even hint at his potential receptivity to a "value-added tax." Especially with elections just around the corner.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | April 22, 2010

Prayer became an important custom that is practice in public venues still today. But prayer is under assault like never before in our history. U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb, in a twisted ruling, recently declared that the government proclaiming a National Day of Prayer violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment.

Michael Reagan | April 22, 2010

As President Obama pushes for stricter regulations on Wall Street institutions, I want to call us back to caution. Undoubtedly, we should learn from past mistakes and forge a path through to prosperity and an understanding of proper limits on the dangers associated with potentially catastrophic lending and investment practices.

Donald Lambro | April 22, 2010

The Securities and Exchange Commission has a lot riding on its charges of fraud against Goldman Sachs to redeem its dismal record of policing the financial industry.

Diana West | April 22, 2010

The creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, get it. They get the free-speech significance of the Danish Muhammad cartoons epitomized by Kurt Westergaard's bomb-head Muhammad. They even get it across.

Cliff May | April 22, 2010

It really is open season on Israel, isn't it? Iran's jihadi rulers continue their drive for nuclear weapons, Syria transfers thousands of missiles to Hezbollah, leaders of the Palestinian Authority glorify Islamist terrorists.

Hugh Hewitt | April 22, 2010

At a minimum MSNBC's decision to dump Donny Deutsch as an anchor following a show which featured me as a guest demonstrates that MSNBC is definitely not "the place for politics," as the network has taken to marketing itself as, but rather the place for hard-left politics only, and of a particularly thin sort to boot.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | April 22, 2010

Will the summer of American's discontent lead to a glorious winter for the American people? According to "The People and Their Government," a poll by Pew Research Center released April 18, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Americans believe that "Congress is having a negative effect on the way things are going in this country today."

Victor Davis Hanson | April 22, 2010

The Obama administration seems as angry at the building of Jewish apartments in Jerusalem as it is intent on reaching out to Iran and Syria, Israel's mortal enemies.

Michael Barone | April 22, 2010

Almost a year ago, in a Washington Examiner column on the Chrysler bailout, I reflected on the Obama administration's decision to force bondholders to accept 33 cents on the dollar on secured debts while giving United Auto Worker retirees 50 cents on the dollar on unsecured debts.

Larry Elder | April 22, 2010

"Hello, fellow racists." That's how I greeted the gathering at the Tax Day Tea Party rally in Sacramento, Calif. Several people dropped their hoods and sheets in laughter.

Mike Adams | April 22, 2010

Jane, In order to balance out the recent lecture by Dr. Sahar Amer, "Arab Homosexuality & Lesbianism and the Politics of Naming," would it not be a good idea to invite a representative from CAIR of the State of Michigan? As you probably know, Michigan CAIR is attempting to impose sharia law in central Michigan.

Cal Thomas | April 22, 2010

If one tries hard enough and is clever enough, one can find a federal judge to rule on just about anything.

Steve Chapman | April 22, 2010

Arizona legislators are fed up with being terrorized by illegal immigrants, and they have passed a law to get tough. Under the measure, passed this week and sent to the governor, police would have to stop and question anyone they suspect of being in this country without legal authorization.

Emmett Tyrrell | April 22, 2010

Not so long ago, there arose on the American political scene something called the Angry Left. It was an indignant group of ritualistic liberals whose appearance the mainstream media apprised us augured well for Democratic victory in 2008, and so it did.

Howard Rich | April 22, 2010

After observing the chronic, costly failure of so many of the numerous big government solutions that he and his media colleagues were repeatedly prescribing for society’s ills, Stossel began reexamining his fundamental beliefs.

Scott Wheeler | April 22, 2010

The Man who takes Sach’s of gold makes the rules; ergo, Republicans in Congress should demand an independent, Special Prosecutor to investigate Goldman Sachs because with nearly a million dollars of their money in his hip pocket, Obama appears to be looking the other way from what may be serious rule breaking.

George Will | April 22, 2010

There are 700,000 more Democrats than Republicans in New Jersey, but in November Christie flattened the Democratic incumbent, Jon Corzine. Christie is built like a burly baseball catcher, and since his inauguration just 13 weeks ago, he has earned the name of the local minor league team -- the Trenton Thunder.

Ross Mackenzie | April 22, 2010

How do you know when you're part of a revolutionary movement? A possible partial answer: When they -- critics, opponents, the nameless they who seem to rule -- start trying to define you, as opposed to letting you define yourself.

Wed, Apr 21, 2010

Maggie Gallagher | April 21, 2010

I thought at first it was a joke. "The European Union has declared travelling a human right, and is launching a scheme to subsidize vacations with taxpayers' dollars" for the poor, the elderly, for young people ages 18 to 25, for the disabled and others with undefined social distresses, the press reported.

Ann Coulter | April 21, 2010

Rachel Maddow's MSNBC special on Timothy McVeigh this past Monday night did not come a moment too soon. As Maddow explained in the introduction to her show: "Nine years after his execution, we are left worrying that Timothy McVeigh's voice from the grave echoes in the new rising tide of American anti-government extremism."

Paul Kengor | April 21, 2010

I’m not one to bother with the latest alleged blockbuster buzzing from the salons of Hollywood high culture. Over the course of two valuable hours, I can only take so many car chases, explosions, and run-of-the-mill depravity. Alas, I had a welcome respite from all of that last weekend when I joined a crowd of about 700 at Grove City College’s Crawford Auditorium for a special screening of the newly released The Perfect Game, made possible by Jim Van Eerden, a wonderful, talented man who graduated from Grove City College over two decades ago and who is the film’s executive producer.

Rich Galen | April 21, 2010

This is why Iran will never take over the world. Well, it's another reason why Iran won't take over the world.

Michelle Malkin | April 21, 2010

While President Obama assails the culture of greed and recklessness practiced by the men of Goldman Sachs, his administration is infested with them. The White House can no more disown Government Sachs than Da Boss-in-chief can disown Chicago politics.

John Stossel | April 21, 2010

I won 19 Emmy Awards by reporting a myth: that business constantly rips us off -- that capitalism is mostly cruel and unfair.

Walter E. Williams | April 21, 2010

According to the Tax Policy Center, a Washington, D.C., research organization, nearly half of U.S. households will pay no federal income taxes for 2009. These Americans pay no federal income tax either because their incomes are too low or they have higher income but credits, deductions and exemptions that relieve them of tax liability.

Brent Bozell | April 21, 2010

They suggest that "news" shows don't go into reruns. But it certainly seemed that way when Bill Clinton marked the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing by repeating the same reprehensible smear from 1995.

Jonah Goldberg | April 21, 2010

I attended the Cincinnati Tax Day Tea Party rally as a speaker. But it was more interesting to be an observer. First, here's what I didn't see. I didn't see a single racist or bigoted sign or hear a single such comment.

Tony Blankley | April 21, 2010

Former President Bill Clinton last week inadvertently demonstrated Karl Marx's shrewd observation, "History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce."

Michael Medved | April 21, 2010

Popular politicians like Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Joe Lieberman, Mitt Romney and others have helped shatter old racial, gender and religious barriers to seeking high office, but one group of Americans remains dramatically under-represented among the electoral elite: fat people.

Michael Gerson | April 21, 2010

When Arizona's bitter Republican primary election arrives in August, it is likely to be 102 degrees in the shade, of which there is little. It is the kind of weather in which only the hearty and highly motivated venture outdoors -- Gila monsters and tea party activists. Which may not be good news for Sen. John McCain, who is generally disliked by the latter.

How odd that when the president's largest corporate donor, Goldman Sachs, gets indicted, it is seen in the wonderful world of Washington as catalyzing his efforts to modify Wall Street regulation.

Terry Jeffrey | April 21, 2010

The $787 billion stimulus law President Barack Obama signed last year included a $100 billion bailout for the nation's public schools. Last week, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Tom Harkin, the Iowa Democrat, proposed yet another bailout for public schools.

Ben Shapiro | April 21, 2010

President Obama is nothing if not a clever operator. He accepts $994,795 in campaign contributions from Goldman Sachs -- then turns around when it's convenient and uses them as a model for why we need to heavily regulate the financial sector.

Jillian Bandes | April 21, 2010

In the world of Rep. Suzanne Kosmas’, the only reason that the tea party movement exists is because of freakish libertarian episodes that randomly strike the psyches of otherwise rational Americans. Needless to say, this view doesn’t bode well for her re-election chances this November in her center-right Florida district.

Austin Bay | April 21, 2010

Barack Obama isn't leading. Instead, events are leading the president -- and I don't mean stage-managed summits, puppet press conferences or White House dinners, but the international events that matter, the ones paid for in blood.

Jacob Sullum | April 21, 2010

How is helping people play a card game like murder? At the beginning of last year, Daniel Tzvetkoff, the young Australian entrepreneur who co-founded the online payment processor Intabill in 2007, owned a yacht, 15 luxury cars, a Brisbane nightclub and a Gold Coast mansion.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | April 21, 2010

How much to save is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as many folks have seen what they thought were adequate savings dwindle over the past couple of years.

Nicole Neily | April 21, 2010

Question: what do boiling oil and a new scheme to further fleece the American people have in common?Answer: they’re both administered by a VAT.

Tue, Apr 20, 2010

Donald Lambro | April 20, 2010

Cutting up the nation's economic pie into smaller slices is no way to fuel America's private-sector engine of growth. And confiscating capital by raising taxes on the rich will not create the jobs we need to keep up with the growth in the population.

Armstrong Williams | April 20, 2010

Readers of this column know too well my concerns and reservations with regard to current administration policy. While reflecting on Poland's recent tragic and devastating loss of their president and top military brass, it certainly forced me to think deeper about what our president is facing abroad.

Mike Gallagher | April 20, 2010

I don’t know why I read his weekly rants against conservatism in the Sunday Times.

Thomas Sowell | April 20, 2010

The current leadership in Washington operates as if they can just set arbitrary goals, whether "affordable housing" or "universal health care" or anything else -- and not concern themselves with the repercussions -- since they have the power to simply force individuals, businesses, doctors or anyone else to knuckle under and follow their dictates.

Chuck Norris | April 20, 2010

Proof that progressivism is alive and well on planet Earth came again this past week via a Wisconsin federal judge's ruling that the National Day of Prayer (NDP) is unconstitutional.

John Hawkins | April 20, 2010

The government of our country has become increasingly incompetent, corrupt, and dysfunctional. Although Barack Obama has certainly hastened our government's slide toward mediocrity, the problems didn't begin with him, nor are they likely to end on the very happy day when he leaves office.

Mike Adams | April 20, 2010

I've been getting strange, profane e-mails from a Kent State University professor with jihadist ties. I wonder what I should do about it?

Mona Charen | April 20, 2010

Former President Clinton reminds us, on the 15th anniversary of the bombing in Oklahoma City, to police our discourse so as not to incite the "delirious" and "unhinged." This is only the latest and most high profile installment of a long-running campaign by Democrats to malign their opposition.

Cal Thomas | April 20, 2010

Now that the (left) shoe is on the other foot, we hear nothing about protest being patriotic. Instead, we hear from the left that it is dangerous and might lead to another Timothy McVeigh blowing up a federal building or trying to assassinate a president.

Dennis Prager | April 20, 2010

Most observers, right or left, pro-Israel or anti-Israel, would agree that Israeli-American relations are the worst they have been in memory. Among the many indications is that only 9 percent of Jewish Israelis think President Barack Obama's administration is more pro-Israel than pro-Palestinian.

Pat Buchanan | April 20, 2010

"Is white the new black?" So asks Kelefa Sanneh in the subtitle of "Beyond the Pale," his New Yorker review of several books on white America, wherein he concludes we may be witnessing "the slow birth of a people."

Debra J. Saunders | April 20, 2010

Monday was the anniversary of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that left 149 men and women -- most of them federal workers -- and 19 children dead. As is his habit, former President Bill Clinton used the occasion to bash his critics.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 20, 2010

The news that the United States has become a two-class society -- i.e., half of Americans pay federal income taxes and half don't -- has bounced around the media and shocked Americans. Most people had no knowledge of this appalling economic fact.

Rebecca Hagelin | April 20, 2010

This week my little girl – and youngest child – becomes an adult. It is a strange feeling to suddenly become the mother of only adult children – an odd transition that no one says much about, but is one of many monumental and emotional passages that comprise the “empty nest” era.

Ed Feulner | April 20, 2010

During the 1980s, the struggling Ford Motor Company tried to turn things around by introducing an ad campaign that promised customers, “Quality is Job One.”

Joel Mowbray | April 20, 2010

Evidence is mounting that President Barack Obama will unveil a new Middle East peace plan in the coming months. While a desire for peace is indeed admirable, such a move should only be welcomed by the enemies of America.

William Wilson | April 20, 2010

Add another chapter to the long and voluminous history of government’s failed “Vice Wars.” Just like Prohibition and the so-called “War on Drugs,” the ongoing cigarette crackdown in both the United States and Canada has not only failed to achieve its objective, but it is creating bureaucracies that threaten liberty and prosperity as well as spawning a violent subculture that puts lives at risk on both sides of the border.

Mon, Apr 19, 2010

Bill Murchison | April 19, 2010

By the weekend, Bill Clinton and Rush Limbaugh were going after each other with bung starters and busted beer bottles. Did anti-government rhetoric contribute to the Oklahoma City bombing of April 1995, which killed 168? Yes! No! Guess which party to the discussion said which.

Byron York | April 19, 2010

Back when Barack Obama was pushing for a public option in the new national healthcare system, he raised eyebrows with an out-of-nowhere remark about the U.S. Postal Service.

Meredith Turney | April 19, 2010

Tax Day. Perhaps the most reviled day on the calendar. This year, rendering to Uncle Sam what he deems his was a particularly odious task. Writing that check to the federal government stung even more than usual considering the latest bureaucratic nightmare it will eventually fund: ObamaCare.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | April 19, 2010

Last Wednesday on “tax day,” I had the privilege of attending my first Tea Party event. Standing on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol building in Denver, I addressed several thousand people concerning the impact of wrong-headed energy policies on all Americans – especially the minority community. Before I began the substance of my brief remarks, I led the group in an old Civil Rights cheer – “Let Freedom Ring!” You may recall that Martin Luther King, Jr. eloquently articulated the need to let freedom ring in every corner of America. Freedom needs to ring in our environmental policies as well as on Wall Street, Main Street, and your street.

Frank Gaffney | April 19, 2010

The lack of judicial restraint has, according to the Nation's one-time top law enforcement officer, been compounded further by the "lack of clarity" on the part of the executive branch with respect to key aspects of this war.

Janet M. LaRue | April 19, 2010

Justice John Paul Stevens' announced retirement from the Supreme Court has Democrats singing their old stand-by, "Down by the Old Mainstream."

Katie Gage | April 19, 2010

The last week has been a busy one in Washington for Big Labor, all of this occurring against a backdrop of double-digit unemployment in many states along with massive federal and state deficits.

Rich Galen | April 19, 2010

The Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland is difficult to spell, but is pronounced, "Ed." The way to remember how to spell it is to put your forefinger on the top row of your computer keyboard, count over three keys, then drag your finger to the other end of the row.

Sandy Rios | April 19, 2010

Religious freedom has flourished because America’s religious foundation—Christianity—is by its nature a faith exercised in free will … not born of birth or obligation but of choice.

Michael Barone | April 19, 2010

Public policy helps determine the kind of society we are. The Obama Democrats see a society in which ordinary people cannot fend for themselves, where they need to have their incomes supplemented, their health care insurance regulated and guaranteed, their relationships with their employers governed by union leaders.

Star Parker | April 19, 2010

The exercise now underway in Washington to reform our financial services sector revisits what we just went through in health care. Take a problem caused by government going where it doesn’t belong and then propose to solve it by doing even more of the same.

Carol Platt Liebau | April 19, 2010

As Barack Obama’s approval numbers trend ever lower – and a new Gallup poll reports that 50% of Americans believe the President doesn’t even deserve a second term – it’s going to be very interesting to watch Hillary Clinton.

Armstrong Williams | April 19, 2010

It seems the love affair the Obama administration currently enjoys with the mainstream media has recently hit some bumpy spots that might make Tiger Woods blush. Well, it’s not that bad. Yet.

Bruce Bialosky | April 19, 2010

In Niall Ferguson’s comprehensive history of the Rothschild Family, the author describes how that family created their legendary fortune and changed the world. Two centuries ago, when Jews were the only money lenders on the planet, they financed European governments. Somewhere in the last 200 years, the non-Jews have also learned about lending money and debt, and in a big way indeed. Now the world wallows in debt so overwhelming that it threatens to capsize the global economy.

Brian Birdnow | April 19, 2010

At a town hall meeting last week Tom Coburn, the junior Republican senator from the great state of Oklahoma found himself in an unexpected sparring session with a concerned voter.

Sun, Apr 18, 2010

Salena Zito | April 18, 2010

On paper, the nine counties meandering across Western Pennsylvania to form the 12th Congressional District numerically favor Democrats by a nice margin.

Austin Hill | April 18, 2010

It’s beginning to look a lot like 1972. Or maybe it’s looking more like 1976, or ’71, or ’79.

Debra J. Saunders | April 18, 2010

When he ran for president, then-Sen. Barack Obama argued that earmarks account for a mere "0.5 percent of the total federal budget," so eliminating earmarks would not solve the problem.

Steve Chapman | April 18, 2010

Thanks to health care reform, millions of previously uninsured Americans will have policies enabling them to go to the doctor when necessary without financial fear.

George Will | April 18, 2010

When liberals advocate a value-added tax, conservatives should respond: Taxing consumption has merits, so we will consider it -- after the 16th Amendment is repealed.

Ken Connor | April 18, 2010

On April 5, 2010, the community of Montcoal, West Virginia was devastated when an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine took the lives of 29 men. For the families impacted by this disaster, coping with the unexpected loss of loved ones is only the beginning of what is sure to be a long and arduous quest for justice.

Paul Jacob | April 18, 2010

Guess who's fanning the flames of violence by mistaking peaceful protest for its opposite

David Stokes | April 18, 2010

Of course, it will be appealed and wind its way through a process of judicial, if not national debate before all is said and done, but the mind fairly boggles at the arrogant absurdity of a court in this land ruling the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional. Back when George W. Bush occupied the Oval Office, the radical anti-theist group (read: atheists on steroids), “Freedom From Religion,” filed a lawsuit and the toxic seed planted then has now borne poisonous fruit. Stay tuned.

Kevin McCullough | April 18, 2010

Few people are more misguided than those who teach false doctrine, and few pose more danger than those who willfully deceive in order to gain power.