Sat, May 01, 2010

Katie Gage | May 01, 2010

Though it may be no surprise to some, union bosses continue to press their agenda for the forced unionization of workers and small businesses across the country.

Paul Driessen | May 01, 2010

Global warming alarmists have chosen the wrong part of the climate cycle to head north

Fri, Apr 30, 2010

Scott Wheeler | April 30, 2010

In the high-stakes poker game of Washington, D.C., power-politics, Democrats are holding a pair of deuces but telling Republicans they’ve got a royal flush. Poker is all about bluff and bluster and unfounded confidence. And the rules governing politics aren’t much different.

Kathryn Lopez | April 30, 2010

The Fourth of July came early this year. It fell, somewhat ironically, on the anniversary of the fall of Saigon.

Paul Kengor | April 30, 2010

America’s public schools and ideologically monolithic universities have spawned a generation woefully uninformed in the most elementary facts about free markets, socialism, and communism.

Ken Connor | April 30, 2010

"Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith." Alexis de Tocqueville

Rich Tucker | April 30, 2010

All the talk in Washington these days is about how to protect consumers by enacting financial reform. Maybe it’s time to put this discussion on ice. NHL ice.

Michael Reagan | April 30, 2010

Today, many of our states are facing serious budget shortfalls as a result of a number of factors, including shrinking sales tax revenues.

Larry Kudlow | April 30, 2010

President Obama has appointed three new doves to the Federal Reserve Board, thereby taking command of the nation’s central bank.

Rich Galen | April 30, 2010

The Goldman Sachs/U.S. Senate showdown the other day was distressing. The Goldman Sachs guys obviously don't understand why the American people are so tired of their ignoring basic decency in their business practices.

Michelle Malkin | April 30, 2010

President Obama spoke the most revealing and clarifying 10 words of his control-freak administration this week: "I think at some point you have made enough money."

Brent Bozell | April 30, 2010

When we think of comic-book superheroes, most of us who grew up in the last century think of mild-mannered reporters, or perhaps urbane millionaires with a secret identity, who fight crime heroically.

Jonah Goldberg | April 30, 2010

The president and his party jammed through health-care legislation that was objectively unpopular with the American people. It remains unpopular. It stipulates that it is essentially illegal not to have health insurance.

David Limbaugh | April 30, 2010

President Barack Obama doesn't deserve the reputation he's had for his style and temperament and for being gracious, civil, bipartisan and post-racial.

Mona Charen | April 30, 2010

The Democrats' narrative about the financial crisis of 2008 (and the justification for financial reform) goes like this: Investment bankers, typified by Goldman Sachs, manipulated markets, bamboozled investors, and in their greed, managed to bring the entire economy to its knees. The solution is more strenuous government regulation. Republicans, who are beholden to Wall Street, are blocking reform.

Ken Blackwell | April 30, 2010

Some of my friends on the conservative side of the aisle are vexed with President Obama’s clearly unconstitutional moves on health care. They cannot stomach the power grabs of his EPA. They are stunned by his unilateral disarmament.

Oliver North | April 30, 2010

Just before first light April 30, 35 years ago this week, a U.S. Marine CH-46 helicopter from HMM-165, call sign "Lady Ace 09," landed on the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon, South Vietnam, to pick up Ambassador Graham Martin.

Pat Buchanan | April 30, 2010

Major demonstrations are to be held in 70 cities on May 1 to protest the new Arizona law to cope with an army of half a million illegal aliens now living there.

Suzanne Fields | April 30, 2010

War is hell, but it has the advantage of clarity. That's why it's the metaphor of choice, even of peaceniks, in so many peacetime arguments. No one wants to argue from the mushy middle.

Michael Gerson | April 30, 2010

The culture war is breaking out in American foreign policy. And the main culture warrior is not a ranting televangelist but America's secretary of state.

David Harsanyi | April 30, 2010

The Congress of the United States -- an institution that spent a chunk of the past year cajoling passage of the most contentious legislation devised in decades -- may not have the "appetite" to take on another "controversial issue," namely immigration reform, this year, according to President Barack Obama.

Matt Towery | April 30, 2010

Over a week ago, I reported in the Southern Political Report, a DC-based political Website, that Republican Florida Gov. Charlie Crist definitely would run for U.S. Senate as an independent.

Linda Chavez | April 30, 2010

Arizona has just passed the toughest anti-illegal immigrant law in the country -- but you have to wonder: Why now? Illegal immigration is down nationally from its high in 2000, with border apprehensions lower than they've been in 35 years.

Rick Berman | April 30, 2010

It’s been a few weeks, and the memory of April 15th is fading away – at least until next year. But as unpleasant as this year’s check to the IRS might have been, within a few years we may be looking back on 2010 as the good old days of low taxes.

Thu, Apr 29, 2010

Donald Lambro | April 29, 2010

President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is supposed to come up with ways to slash the budget deficits and shrink a public debt expected to hit $20 trillion at the end of this decade. But its chief purpose is to propose a laundry list of new taxes to pay for Obama's costly vision.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | April 29, 2010

Obama, the media, liberal elites -- and even some Republicans -- have rushed to decry Arizona's immigration enforcement law with shocking hyperbole.

Cliff May | April 29, 2010

What do Comedy Central and Yale University Press have in common? In the Islamist war against free speech, both have been on the front lines. And both have surrendered.

Marvin Olasky | April 29, 2010

Culture wars are not new. New York City's Fifth Avenue had an in-your-face one in the 1870s. Another commenced in the 1930s. A third, now underway, was in evidence on Easter this year.

Debra J. Saunders | April 29, 2010

Let me lead with what should be an unremarkable observation: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer did not write federal immigration laws that require permanent residents to carry green cards, employers to check documentation or limits on the number of legal immigrants admitted each year.

Janice Shaw Crouse | April 29, 2010

Americans are learning that ObamaCare will pile on insurmountable debt and cause government to encroach on every area of our lives. ObamaCare is, as Yuval Levin said, an “unmitigated disaster –– for our health care system, for our fiscal future, and for any notion of limited government.”

Ann Coulter | April 29, 2010

The Democrats' financial "reform" bill also includes a $50 billion bailout fund that will save the Democrats from the unpleasant task of having to go on record voting for another Wall Street bailout.

Michael Barone | April 29, 2010

Setting legislative priorities has been one of the chief tasks of American presidents for the past century. Sometimes, they concentrate on changing public policy. At other times, they highlight issues for political reasons, with an eye to the next election.

Victor Davis Hanson | April 29, 2010

In politics, having power and keeping it often mean fudging a little on ideology.

Larry Elder | April 29, 2010

Obama Double Standard Disease: an affliction that causes the media to ignore, rationalize or trivialize in order to defend, support and advance the tax-the-rich, spread-the-wealth, expand-the-government agenda of President Barack Obama and his party.

Cal Thomas | April 29, 2010

Unemployment in America is hovering at just below 10 percent, so President Obama hosted a "Summit on Entrepreneurship" in Washington, D.C., in an effort to boost economic development ... in Muslim nations.

Steve Chapman | April 29, 2010

After signing the new law requiring police to check out people who may be illegal immigrants, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was asked how the cops are supposed to know when someone should be screened. "I don't know," she replied. "I do not know what an illegal immigrant looks like."

Emmett Tyrrell | April 29, 2010

The liberals hate the middle class. There, I said it, and I am glad. Once again I am a truth teller, in this case speaking truth to stone heads. So certain am I of the truth of my asseveration that I honestly doubt any liberal will take issue with me.

Howard Rich | April 29, 2010

In its quest to ram perpetual bank bailouts and draconian new government regulations through the U.S. Congress under the guise of “financial services reform,” the administration of Barack Obama and its allies have seized upon a convenient new enemy – Goldman Sachs.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | April 29, 2010

"Why does my brother have lots of boys to play with on our street and there are not as many girls?" my daughter asked. "It's not fair." I provided the classic reply, "Life's not fair, honey."

Wed, Apr 28, 2010

Jillian Bandes | April 28, 2010

Florida Governor Charlie Crist skulked away from the Republican Party like a rebellious teenager. Not unlike a rebellious teenager, Crist’s biggest problems could be finances, self-identity and attitude.

George Will | April 28, 2010

It is passing strange for federal officials, including the president, to accuse Arizona of irresponsibility while the federal government is refusing to fulfill its responsibility to control the nation's borders.

Jon Sanders | April 28, 2010

When, in the course of human gall, it becomes impossible for the People to ignore the utter shamelessness and arrogance of its elected leaders and -- well, enough preamble. That time is now. My God, that time is now.

Marybeth Hicks | April 28, 2010

I learned long ago that shopping with teenagers requires me to patronize places I would otherwise avoid. The combination of loud, thumpy music, unreasonably priced clothing with manufactured holes in the knees and overly perky salespeople reminds me it is good to be a grown-up.

Hugh Hewitt | April 28, 2010

Voters are ready and eager to deliver a powerful rebuke to President Obama’s hard left lurch and the politics of hyper-partisanship practiced by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

Michael Gerson | April 28, 2010

Arizona's new immigration law is understandable -- and dreadful. Few Americans would happily tolerate living near a porous border with a failed state, or, in this case, a Mexican state that has failed in certain lawless regions.

Rich Galen | April 28, 2010

As regular readers know, because I have the attention span of the average 5-year-old, I rarely write on the same topic twice unless, because I have the memory of a 63-year-old, I forgot that I'd written about it.

Michelle Malkin | April 28, 2010

Mexican President Felipe Calderon has accused Arizona of opening the door "to intolerance, hate, discrimination and abuse in law enforcement." But Arizona has nothing on Mexico when it comes to cracking down on illegal aliens.

John Stossel | April 28, 2010

Trade is win-win. Two people trade only because each values what he gets more than what he gives up. That's why in a store both customer and clerk say, "Thank you."

Walter E. Williams | April 28, 2010

Why do food processors put a certain quantity of salt in their products? The answer is the people who buy their product like it and they earn profits by pleasing customers. The FDA has taken the position that what the American buying public wants is irrelevant.

Brent Bozell | April 28, 2010

Arizona officially joined the South this month. In other words, it became for our Northeastern media elitists a state dominated by backward, slack-jawed racists.

Jonah Goldberg | April 28, 2010

It seems that whenever government expands either its powers or its enforcement efforts, you should be worried that it could go too far. But such worries have to be balanced against necessity.

Tony Blankley | April 28, 2010

In the last few weeks, I have found myself debating on radio and TV programs whether various financial instruments have any social utility -- any "real world" purpose other than "speculation or gambling."

Michael Medved | April 28, 2010

In the midst of the recent health care debates, opinion polls showed surprisingly strong majorities of Americans who agreed with the proposition that health care amounted to a basic human right. But all those who affirm this entitlement—and, by implication, support the government’s role in protecting it — face an uncomfortable but inevitable challenge to their position: if citizens possess a fundamental right to health insurance, why should society stop there?

Terry Jeffrey | April 28, 2010

Of particular concern is the smuggling of criminal aliens and gang members who pose public safety threats to communities throughout the border region and the country.

Ben Shapiro | April 28, 2010

Dear American Jews, I write to you as a charter member of the tribe.

David Harsanyi | April 28, 2010

No. Legislators never would employ crude and simplistic sloganeering like those rowdy anti-gummint protesters.

Jillian Bandes | April 28, 2010

Republicans are being out-fundraised on the national level as the November mid-terms approach. But they’ve got a significant “enthusiasm advantage” that could prove to be more important.

Austin Bay | April 28, 2010

Call out the National Guard to stop urban gangs? A National Guard squad rolling into an inner-city Chicago neighborhood can establish "presence" -- and presence can serve a deterrent function. A policeman on a beat establishes presence.

Jacob Sullum | April 28, 2010

From reading New York Times editorials, I gather that the First Amendment protects celebrities who curse on TV and pit bull enthusiasts who sell dogfighting videos.

Alex Nowrasteh | April 28, 2010

Republicans should propose a reform that makes legal migration easier, cheaper, and quicker. It shouldn’t take over a decade for a lucky low-skilled Mexican worker to get a green card.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | April 28, 2010

Wouldn't it be great if the IRS rewarded us for our generosity? Unfortunately, the possible tax deduction that you allude to doesn't exist.

Tue, Apr 27, 2010

Donald Lambro | April 27, 2010

Six months before the midterm elections, President Obama is facing severe Democratic losses that threaten to imperil the next two years of his term and his chances of re-election.

Mario Diaz | April 27, 2010

Those who pride themselves in being the most “independent thinkers” out there sometimes are just unaware of how much their environment influences their beliefs.

Gary Aldrich | April 27, 2010

Lawmakers in Washington recently weighed in on a ridiculous court decision by Wisconsin federal circuit judge Barbara Crabb that held that the promotion of a National Day of Prayer by the government is unconstitutional. The lawmakers want President Obama's Justice Department to appeal the ruling.

Robert Knight | April 27, 2010

The University of California Hastings College of the Law case, which the U.S. Supreme Court heard on April 19, has its share of absurdity, but what’s missing is outrage.

Armstrong Williams | April 27, 2010

I'll get a lot of hate mail for saying this, but I'm not a big fan of Sarah Palin. Check that...I'm not a big fan of Candidate Sarah Palin.

Mike Gallagher | April 27, 2010

Fury has erupted because Arizona lawmakers had had enough and decided to become the first state to have the guts to give police the authority to do the unthinkable: enforce the law.

Matt Barber | April 27, 2010

With a potential political bloodbath looming in November, liberals are understandably desperate. They see it all slipping away and it shows. The grassroots groundswell of opposition to Obama’s neo-Marxist, secular-humanist agenda intensifies daily despite the left’s best efforts to silence dissent.

Thomas Sowell | April 27, 2010

The kind of thinking that produced a passing misconception about me has, unfortunately, produced much bigger, much longer lasting, much more systematic and more poisonous distortions about the United States of America.

Chuck Norris | April 27, 2010

Right now, Washington is scheming and scamming to erode and then erase the Second Amendment from our Constitution.

John Hawkins | April 27, 2010

As you may have heard, after more than a year of giving little more than lip service to illegal immigration, the Democrats have suddenly become interested in the topic.

David Limbaugh | April 27, 2010

As President Barack Obama is attempting to steamroll yet another enormous policy change through Congress against the best interests of Americans, we would be well-advised to keep abreast of the frauds that are already being exposed about Obamacare.

Mona Charen | April 27, 2010

No, the Obamaites are not motivated by anti-Semitism. Their sentiments are actually more dangerous. President Obama believes that he understands Israel's best interests better than Israel's American supporters, and better than Israelis themselves do.

Cal Thomas | April 27, 2010

Arizona has decided that if the federal government will not live up to its responsibility to control the border, it will.

Dennis Prager | April 27, 2010

Opponents of the popular expression of conservative opposition to big government, the tea party, regularly note that tea partiers are overwhelmingly white. This is intended to disqualify the tea parties from serious moral consideration.

Pat Buchanan | April 27, 2010

With the support of 70 percent of its citizens, Arizona has ordered sheriffs and police to secure the border and remove illegal aliens. Arizona acted because the U.S. government has abdicated its constitutional duty to protect the states from invasion and refuses to enforce America's immigration laws.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 27, 2010

"You have to decide what your goals are." That's what the Democratic staffer who wrote the marriage penalty into Obama's health control law told a Wall Street Journal reporter.

Ed Feulner | April 27, 2010

It’s good to be young. But 2010 isn’t an especially good time to be young and looking for a job. A survey from Michigan State University shows hiring of new grads was down 40 percent last year, and is expected to dip lower this spring.

Rebecca Hagelin | April 27, 2010

Everywhere around us a battle is raging for the hearts, minds and attitudes of our children. And this struggle is most intense within the safety of the American home.

Douglas MacKinnon | April 27, 2010

As a conservative author and writer, I’ve always been well aware that for the most part, mainstream publishing leans left to far-left. Even at that, I’ve managed to publish novels with conservative themes which have gone on to sell very well.

Bay Buchanan | April 27, 2010

Arizona lawmakers, led by Senator Russell Pearce, have once again shown courage and boldness in their efforts to protect their citizens from the brutal consequences of an open border.

Mon, Apr 26, 2010

Bill Murchison | April 26, 2010

What this country needs is … an election! Didn't we just have one? Yes. Can't we see through the windshield a follow-up election just down the road? Yes.

Paul Greenberg | April 26, 2010

Add one more name to the list of politicians past and present who are champions of civility -- for the other guy.

Byron York | April 26, 2010

There's a new narrative taking hold in the wake of the recent Tea Party protests and the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing: The Tea Partiers' intense opposition to the Obama administration has led to overheated political rhetoric, which could in turn lead to violence, perhaps as devastating as Oklahoma City.

Frank Gaffney | April 26, 2010

Sixty years ago, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt announced to the nation in one of his famous "fireside chats" that America must be "the great arsenal of democracy."

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | April 26, 2010

The last two weeks have been anything but calm in the world of faith and religion. Conservative Christians are wondering whether they are being betrayed by both the White House and the court system.

Hans A. von Spakovsky | April 26, 2010

Attorney General Eric Holder has undergone so much criticism in recent months than some in Washington are wondering how long he’ll keep his job. From the unexplained dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party (and the stonewalling of requests for information from the U.S. Civil Rights Commission) to the mishandling of the Christmas bomber and KSM terrorism cases, Holder has made multiple, repeated mistakes that could have damaging legal and national security consequences.

Meredith Turney | April 26, 2010

With one bold action, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer staked a claim for states’ rights last Friday. By signing SB 1070, the landmark legislation authorizing Arizona’s law enforcement to actually enforce federal immigration laws, Governor Brewer took a long-overdue stand against the federal government’s unwillingness to enforce its own laws, and preventing states from protecting themselves against the tide of illegal immigration sapping states’ strained resources.

Peter Ferrara | April 26, 2010

The defining moment for the Presidency of Barack Obama came early, in June, 2009. It was one of many health reform extravaganzas to come, this one televised by ABC from the East Room of the White House, a town hall among health care experts and consumers.

Rich Galen | April 26, 2010

Back in the good old days, Social Security held the title of "the third rail of politics." Anyone who dared bring it up was certain to start an argument they weren't going to win.

Michael Barone | April 26, 2010

The Obama Democrats' stealth strategy for increasing the size and scope of the federal government is well underway, despite huge voter backlash.

Mike Adams | April 26, 2010

Dear Revolution Muslim: I am offended by your recent threats against the creators of South Park. I am offended specifically that the creators of South Park were threatened with death and that I received no similar threat.

Joseph C. Phillips | April 26, 2010

The people of Mississippi have not been angels. The history of the Magnolia State and segregation invites the kind of scrutiny and criticism that has recently been visited upon the state.

Star Parker | April 26, 2010

Now that President Obama is getting ready to make his second Supreme Court nomination, the usual banter is taking place about the court and judicial philosophy.

Terry Paulson | April 26, 2010

What was President Obama’s reaction to hundreds of thousands of citizens taking to the streets across America on tax day?

Bruce Bialosky | April 26, 2010

Ronald Reagan brought a resolute philosophy to the Presidency. He wanted to starve the federal government for funds. With less money available, not only did he think he would be able to moderate the growth of government, but also ultimately shrink it. He believed that less government meant more personal freedom. While Reagan was able to shrink the percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that the federal government took in taxes, he failed to stem its profligate spending habits.

Sun, Apr 25, 2010

David Stokes | April 25, 2010

On February 1, 1944, two unlikely allies in the United States Senate—Robert Wagner (D-New York) and Robert Taft (R-Ohio)—introduced a resolution that caused shockwaves around the globe. Their initiative advocated American support for “free and unlimited entry of Jews into Palestine for the creation of a Jewish commonwealth.”

Ken Blackwell | April 25, 2010

The Obama administration recently issued a report from the Defense Department on the Fort Hood shootings of last November. The report has sparked controversy in Washington.

Austin Hill | April 25, 2010

President Obama’s criticism last Friday of a piece of Arizona state legislation – criticism that came before the Governor had even made a decision about the bill – is further evidence that, for him, the needs and preferences of the individual states are rather irrelevant.

Debra J. Saunders | April 25, 2010

When now-Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito faced a Senate confirmation vote in 2006, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., had no qualms about rejecting Alito simply because she did not agree with him.

Ken Connor | April 25, 2010

What's so great about the "free" market and why is it worth preserving? And if regulation isn't the answer to Wall Street's excesses, what is? The value of the free market is that it both reflects and reinforces America's founding principles.

George Will | April 25, 2010

Hearing about a shortage of farm laborers in California, the couple who would become Susumu Ito's parents moved from Hiroshima to become sharecroppers near Stockton. Thus began a saga that recently brought Ito, 91, to the Holocaust Memorial Museum here, where he and 119 former comrades in arms were honored, during the annual Days of Remembrance, as liberators of Nazi concentration camps.

Kevin McCullough | April 25, 2010

To my first born son...

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.