Sun, May 09, 2010

Janice Shaw Crouse | May 09, 2010

Mother’s Day is often associated with the Biblical verse that is called the “first commandment with a promise.” The Fifth Commandment requires Christians to honor their father and mother “so that you may live long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” [Exodus 20:12]. Florists tell us that more flowers are sent on Mother’s Day than at any time during the year. Most people love their mother, even those whose mother is undeserving of that love. And, most mothers love their children, though there are plenty of instances where mothers are hurtful and even abusive.

Sat, May 08, 2010

Doug Giles | May 08, 2010

The progressive America-haters were so let down this past week when authorities revealed that the bomber in the failed NYC bomb plot was yet another unibrowed Muslim male between the ages of 18-35.

Why is Barack Obama vilifying Fox News? Why does Harry Reid push an immigration bill he knows can't pass? Why won't Chuck Schumer compromise on regulatory reform, and why does he try to hang Goldman Sachs around the GOP?

Dan Varroney | May 08, 2010

What the people of South Carolina clearly understand is that reducing not expanding the size of government and lowering taxes are essential for private business and companies to accelerate economic expansion and help create jobs.

Paul Driessen | May 08, 2010

Industry, Coast Guard, NOAA and Minerals Management Service (MMS) crews and volunteer from Louisiana to Alaska had some time to recalculate the spill’s trajectory, deploy oil skimmer boats and miles of containment booms, and burn some of the oil off the sea surface.

Fri, May 07, 2010

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | May 07, 2010

Today is the National Day of Prayer. As a Christian I am thankful for the freedom to pray in Jesus’ name in the nation’s capitol. I will join millions in praying for our nation.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | May 07, 2010

Our Lecturer-in-Chief demands we do as he says, not as he does. During his University of Michigan commencement address, Barack Obama assumed the professorial role and began lecturing Americans on how to behave.

Kathryn Lopez | May 07, 2010

Receiving from a pro-life group an award named after Hyde, the late Illinois congressman legendary for his opposition to abortion, Boehner shared emotional memories of his large family and his humble upbringing, and delivered a passionate reminder of the stakes involved in the fight for human life.

Paul Kengor | May 07, 2010

Progressivism is all-the-rage nowadays, with liberals having jettisoned the “liberal” label for the less maligned tag of “progressive.” This is tactical as much as philosophical. It’s fascinating that Hillary Clinton, for instance, recently proclaimed herself a “progressive.” I wrote an entire book on Mrs. Clinton, and never once saw her describe herself as progressive.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 07, 2010

Newt Gingrich is the longest-serving teacher of the Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course at the Air University. He has taught 44 courses there during the past 23 years. He also teaches officers from all five services as a distinguished visiting scholar and professor at the National Defense University, and has been doing so since it started in 1983.

Rich Tucker | May 07, 2010

Here’s a crazy idea: we need to change the American health care system. No doubt you’ve heard that a few times this year. But Eugene Robinson thinks he’s discovered a new and amusing angle.

Hugh Hewitt | May 07, 2010

There is a sense of relief that Thursday's market roller coaster was a computer glitch and not the opening day of another season of panic. That is a false security because the Greek drama is just the first act in a show that is expected to open soon in Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Spain.

Janice Shaw Crouse | May 07, 2010

There is an “emerging consensus” that we are headed for a Value-Added Tax (VAT) in the United States. But the more optimistic among the experts and pundits believe it won’t come until after the 2012 election and then only if President Obama is reelected.

Paul Greenberg | May 07, 2010

Always aware of the how easily disasters can be politicized, our secretary of homeland insecurity has been heard from.

Rich Galen | May 07, 2010

Mike Brown, the former head of FEMA during the Hurricane Katrina fiasco, has been using the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to sell some book he's written and to promote his business.

Linda Chavez | May 07, 2010

The surprise retirement of House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey suggests that even Democrats are counting on a big GOP victory in November.

Michelle Malkin | May 07, 2010

If America's homeland security policies were subject to truth-in-advertising laws, the "no-fly" list would be known around the world by its right and proper name: the "go-fly" list.

Brent Bozell | May 07, 2010

Barack Obama's FCC seems to think the indecency-discouraging mission of the FCC is as outdated as Glenn Miller, even as the airwaves sound more like Ozzy Osbourne.

Jonah Goldberg | May 07, 2010

Legal immigrants have been required under federal law to carry their papers for generations. If you're for that in theory but against it in practice, you're against enforcing any kind of immigration policy at all.

David Limbaugh | May 07, 2010

Isn't it interesting that the people yelling the loudest about the imminent racial profiling that will occur under the new Arizona law are the very ones who are profiling the tea party protestors as domestic terrorists?

Mona Charen | May 07, 2010

This is more than a financial crisis. This is a national meltdown. And while facile comparisons to the U.S. must be avoided, there are nonetheless lessons for us --particularly in light of the direction the Democratic Party wants to travel.

Oliver North | May 07, 2010

NFL. Not the National Football League -- the "no-fly list." Here's what you need to know about it: It doesn't work. No matter what the Obama administration claims, putting a name on the "NFL roster" doesn't mean an Islamic terrorist can't buy an airline ticket and get on a commercial airline flight.

Pat Buchanan | May 07, 2010

Are Europe and America headed to where Athens is today? To answer the question, consider what brought Greece to where she is -- running a deficit of 14 percent of gross domestic product with a debt approaching 100 percent, with Portugal, Spain, Ireland and Great Britain not that far behind.

Suzanne Fields | May 07, 2010

We're grateful for plain old cops. What a relief that Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who could be mistaken for Inspector Clouseau, was not in charge of the search for the Times Square bomber.

Jillian Bandes | May 07, 2010

Democratic Rep. Chris Carney is a man in trouble. His betrayal of pro-lifers in voting for Obamacare has put him in one of the hottest incumbent seats in the country.

Matt Towery | May 07, 2010

Being fair as a pollster isn't that hard if you don't have an agenda. The same can be said of opinion pieces, as long as you can persuade readers to join you in weighing all sides of an issue.

Katie Gage | May 07, 2010

Daycare centers have provided a way for many men and women across the country to be entrepreneurs, opening businesses in their homes and caring for the young children in their communities.

Frank Turek | May 07, 2010

Do the New Testament documents tell the truth about what really happened in the first century? As I wrote in, authors claiming to write history are unlikely to invent embarrassing details about themselves or their heroes. Since the New Testament documents are filled with embarrassing details, we can be reasonably certain that they are telling the truth.

Larry Kudlow | May 07, 2010

Panic has gripped stock markets worldwide over the Greek debt crisis and the threat of a debt-deflation contagion through banks in Europe (primarily) and the U.S. that own the bonds of Greece, Portugal, Spain and so forth.

Charles Krauthammer | May 07, 2010

Faisal Shahzad was Mirandized. If he had decided to shut up, it would have denied us valuable information -- everything he is presumably telling us now about Pakistani contacts, training, plans for other possible plots beyond the Times Square attacks.

Thu, May 06, 2010

Donald Lambro | May 06, 2010

House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey's late decision not to seek re-election in November sent shock waves through the Democratic leadership here.

Diana West | May 06, 2010

There were some big losers in the national guessing game over the identity of the failed Times Square bomber this week. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the booby prize for picking "someone who doesn't like the healthcare bill or something."

Daniel Blomberg | May 06, 2010

Last week, 41 veteran chaplains sent a letter to President Obama enumerating the many and serious religious liberty concerns with the administration’s plans to normalize homosexual behavior in the armed forces.

Michael Gerson | May 06, 2010

There was a time when books -- printed and heavy, deckle- edged or trimmed flush, calf-bound, cloth or buckram, now used mainly for doorstops -- were the central obsession of my life.

Robert Knight | May 06, 2010

After years of socialist policies, Greece is in economic ruins and is threatening to bring down the European economy with it. The government has been forced to announce austerity measures that are not sitting well with a people accustomed to socialist illusions.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 06, 2010

Usually a handful of ex-soldiers seek political office every election cycle. But well over 20 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are running this fall for Congress alone.

Cliff May | May 06, 2010

There is no greater threat to national and international security than the possibility that Iran's current rulers - militant Islamists, terrorist masters and sworn enemies of both the Great Satan and the Little Satan - may acquire nuclear weapons.

Armstrong Williams | May 06, 2010

There might be many who would say that, men never can truly appreciate and understand the contributions of women in our everyday lives – correct to a certain extent. But isn’t it true that as men we appreciate, respect and honor women more than we could ever admit.

Debra J. Saunders | May 06, 2010

Eventually, even a stupid terrorist can get lucky. So why are so many people who think they're so smart so quick to dismiss the very dangers that threaten American lives?

Grace-Marie Turner | May 06, 2010

Many Americans wondered why Congress was in such a rush to take the final vote on ObamaCare at midnight on a Sunday night when most of its major programs don’t begin until 2014. It’s now clear that Democratic leaders feared their members might balk if they saw the objective analysis that was being prepared showing the overhaul law’s true costs.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 06, 2010

In 1980, my mother tells me, she made the decision to divorce my father. She believed her decision was the right one for her and her girls.

Michael Barone | May 06, 2010

British voters go to the polls today, and it appears likely that they will boot out the party in power for only the second time in 31 years. Margaret Thatcher's Conservatives ousted a Labor government in May 1979, and Tony Blair's "New Labor" party ousted the Conservatives in May 1997.

Larry Elder | May 06, 2010

Some blame a culture of comfort. Others blame politicians. Why not blame John Edwards?

Ken Blackwell | May 06, 2010

The vast majority of white Southerners were quietly glad to see the end of Jim Crow. It offended their sense of justice, their sense of decency. Segregation required an essentially Christian and conservative people to behave in un-Christian and even radically offensive ways.

Cal Thomas | May 06, 2010

President Obama has returned to a theme he used effectively during the 2008 campaign: politics is too divisive; name-calling isn't helpful; labeling people doesn't solve problems.

Jillian Bandes | May 06, 2010

Who can save Michigan? It’s certainly not Rep. Mark Schauer (D), who won his last election on the Obama wave in 2008 and has done virtually nothing since to enhance the lives of his constituents.

Steve Chapman | May 06, 2010

New York City has thousands of police surveillance cameras, which really come in handy when a terrorist strikes. After the car bomb attempt last weekend, they captured an image of the vehicle driving through Times Square and one of a guy taking off his shirt who looked nothing like the guy arrested Monday.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 06, 2010

As I read the news about this Pakistani jackal who admits to planning a cowardly assault on hundreds of innocent people in New York's Times Square, a thought that occurs to me is, how endlessly interesting history is. Often things take place that one never would have imagined.

Howard Rich | May 06, 2010

A little over a year ago, a columnist for the newspaper that once served as the official communications organ of the Central Committee of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) had some choice words for what remains of America’s free market economy.

Larry Kudlow | May 06, 2010

The ink was barely dry on the $150 billion European Union/International Monetary Fund bailout of Greece, when world stock markets tanked on two major fears.

George Will | May 06, 2010

The ticking clock does not disturb the preternatural serenity that Gen. David Petraeus maintains regarding Afghanistan. Officially, the U.S. Central Command is located here; actually, it is wherever he is, which is never in one place for very long.

Ross Mackenzie | May 06, 2010

Question: Is would-be Times Square terrorist bomber Faisal Shahzad talking to federal authorities because he was water-boarded? If not, would (should?) those authorities have water-boarded him had he otherwise refused to talk?

Frank Turek | May 06, 2010

When historical accounts contain events embarrassing to the authors (or heroes of the authors) those events are probably true. Historians call this the principle of embarrassment, and it’s one reason why I think the writers of the Bible are telling the truth.

Mike Adams | May 06, 2010

Author’s Note: Jane Doe is an English Professor and Pogrom (spelling intentional) Advisor of the LGBTQIA Office at a university we will call The University of No Civility Whatsoever (UNCW). Her name has been changed to protect her from the consequences of her own poor decisions.

Wed, May 05, 2010

Maggie Gallagher | May 05, 2010

Two law professors have waded deep into the minefields of the culture war and come up with a doozy of a hypothesis: We Americans are not just divided politically into red states and blue states, our very families are colored-coded red and blue.

Paul Greenberg | May 05, 2010

It is difficult now to conjure up the semi-hysterical atmosphere hovering over the American economy this time last year. All was lost, the end was near. Or at least nearish.

Ann Coulter | May 05, 2010

It took Faisal Shahzad trying to set off a car bomb in Times Square to get President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to finally use the word "terrorism." (And not to refer to Tea Party activists!)

Meredith Turney | May 05, 2010

It was just five years ago that Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, particularly the city of New Orleans. As the rest of the country watched with sadness and frustration, the federal government stumbled in a timely response to the crisis, allowing the disaster’s impact to grow out of control.

Michael Reagan | May 05, 2010

In days past, other nations needed a sophisticated and highly trained espionage operation to know the details of America's military might. Now, they only need a subscription to The New York Times.

Larry Kudlow | May 05, 2010

The ink was barely dry on the $150 billion EU/IMF bailout of Greece when world stock markets tanked on two major fears. First, financial analysts are concerned that the bailout money won't be enough to cover Greece's borrowing needs from its out-of-control budget deficit.

Marybeth Hicks | May 05, 2010

Last Saturday, President Obama delivered one of four commencement addresses he will give this spring, but rather than inspire the new graduates of the University of Michigan to envision and embark on their own versions of the American dream, Mr. Obama offered a puzzling and preachy message on his version of civics.

Rich Galen | May 05, 2010

On March 31, President Obama announced a new policy toward offshore drilling off the Mid-Atlantic and Florida coastlines. Three weeks later the BP oil platform blew up and sank in the Gulf of Mexico and Obama had to reverse himself.

Michelle Malkin | May 05, 2010

America's homeland security amnesia never ceases to amaze. In the aftermath of the botched Times Square terror attack over the weekend, Pakistani-born bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad's U.S. citizenship status caused a bit of shock and awe.

John Stossel | May 05, 2010

Do you employ unpaid student interns -- college students who work in exchange for on-the-job training?

Walter E. Williams | May 05, 2010

Having recently reached 74 years of age, if one were to ask me what's my greatest disappointment in life, a top contender would surely be the level of misunderstanding, perhaps contempt, that black Americans have for the principles of personal liberty and their abiding faith in government.

Brent Bozell | May 05, 2010

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist became an instant media sensation when he abandoned his dreadfully losing GOP campaign for the U.S. Senate to run as an independent. Chris Matthews pushed the story line as a "Stalinesque purge" of moderates.

Jonah Goldberg | May 05, 2010

On July 27, 2009, former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio swung by the D.C. offices of National Review (where I'm a contributing editor). He was there seeking support for his then-long-shot candidacy for Mel Martinez's U.S. Senate seat.

Tony Blankley | May 05, 2010

In the opening hours and days of an unanticipated event -- such as the current off-shore oil leak, usually not much can be reliably learned about the details of the intruding event -- but much can reliably be learned about the humans responding to it.

Michael Medved | May 05, 2010

With a record number of black candidates seeking Republican nominations in upcoming congressional races, the GOP may finally make progress in facing the most serious menace to its survival: the lack of support from any significant segment of the nonwhite population.

Michael Gerson | May 05, 2010

Pawlenty is among the least known of Republicans angling for his party's presidential nomination in 2012. Pawlenty himself estimates that 75 percent of the GOP has no idea who he is.

In their desperation, President Obama and senators with large Latino populations in their states (like Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.) are seeking to polarize Hispanic and Anglo sentiment over the issue of illegal immigration.

Terry Jeffrey | May 05, 2010

It was just one skirmish, but it plainly exposed Congress' and President Obama's dereliction of duty in failing to seal our southern border against a direct threat to the peace and security of our nation: drug smugglers.

Ben Shapiro | May 05, 2010

Pretend for a moment that you are a New York detective. It is May 1, 2010, and a hot dog vendor has discovered a green SUV parked on West 45th Street near Broadway, just off of Times Square, emitting smoke.

David Harsanyi | May 05, 2010

Even as investigators were hunting for the perpetrator of the botched "man-caused disaster" in Times Square, our cool homeland security secretary, Janet Napolitano, was reassuring a frazzled nation that the failed bombing appeared to be an isolated incident -- a "one-off" -- and avoided the notion of (much less the word) "terrorism."

Austin Bay | May 05, 2010

An intended target saw smoke. The intended target, instead of ignoring the threat or fleeing, acted as a citizen defender.

Jillian Bandes | May 05, 2010

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad put on a predictable show at the U.N. conference on Monday, claiming the U.S. is actively threatening the world with nuclear aggression.

Jacob Sullum | May 05, 2010

Even with the revisions that the state legislature approved last week in response to concerns about racial profiling, the new law encourages police to emulate Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio by seizing upon any excuse to hunt for illegal immigrants.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | May 05, 2010

To retire at any age, you have to save, save, save. Starting from scratch at 39, you should ideally save 20 percent to 25 percent of your yearly salary.

Joel Mowbray | May 05, 2010

Because of smoke and "pop, pop, pop" noises coming from the Nissan Pathfinder parked in the heart of Times Square, alert street vendors knew to flag down a police officer, averting catastrophe. While the celebration that has ensued is understandable, the incident this past weekend is actually a sobering reminder of just how vulnerable we are.

Tue, May 04, 2010

Donald Lambro | May 04, 2010

The first quarter's disappointing economic growth rate is further proof that President Obama's big-spending stimulus bill isn't delivering the strong recovery we've experienced coming out of previous recessions.

Jamie Weinstein | May 04, 2010

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was in New York on Monday to crash the opening of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review conference. In a typically long-winded speech, the fiery Iranian president sought to divert world attention from Iran’s nuclear weapons program to the unacknowledged nuclear arsenal of Israel.

Armstrong Williams | May 04, 2010

In the case of moderate-Republican turned right-leaning independent Gov. Charlie Crist, I sense his move is a microcosm of the worst of times to come for the party if current courses are unaltered.

Bill Murchison | May 04, 2010

The Little Picture -- the picture of what's happening right this minute -- is what you get from the media, and that's to be expected. But the Little Picture has to fit inside a bigger one for news consumers rightly to appraise all the stakes and angles.

Debra J. Saunders | May 04, 2010

"Meg 2010, Building a New California," the glossy 40-plus-page "policy agenda" for former eBay CEO and GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, is so slick that it sat on my desk for weeks before I could finish it.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 04, 2010

Thank goodness I spotted the embroidered pillow on my mother-in-law's couch well before I had children of my own. It read: "A mother holds her children's hands for a little while; their hearts, forever."

Thomas Sowell | May 04, 2010

Recent stories out of both Philadelphia and San Francisco tell of black students beating up Asian American students. This is especially painful for those who expected that the election of Barack Obama would mark the beginning of a post-racial America.

Chuck Norris | May 04, 2010

I believe the political stars are aligning right now for the opening of a new front in the battle against our gun rights, via the election and work of an anti-gun president, the disarmament passions of the Washington elite and the United Nations, the appointments of gun prohibitionists in the White House and Supreme Court, and the funding of an anti-Second Amendment movement by billionaire progressives, such as George Soros.

John Hawkins | May 04, 2010

The fact that we have decades of accumulated evidence proving that big government doesn't work, liberals just won't give up on it.

David Limbaugh | May 04, 2010

Pundits are making a great deal out of Obama's ad-lib statement during his speech on financial reform in Quincy, Ill., about profits and earnings. But his prepared remarks are just as revealing, even if not obviously so, of his profit aversion and his belief in government control over the private economy.

Mona Charen | May 04, 2010

Imagine yourself inside Democratic National Committee headquarters, in the department of long-term planning. Huddling in the no longer smoke-filled room, stocked no doubt with eco-friendly coffee cups and whole-wheat snacks, the savants are pleased with themselves.

Cal Thomas | May 04, 2010

If a British Conservative government were to increase taxes -- whether income or the VAT -- while attempting to shift the numerous roles of government to the people, it would feel like a betrayal to many voters who appear ready to trust Conservatives again.

Dennis Prager | May 04, 2010

If there is any group that should know the uniqueness of Nazi evil and should not want the evil of the Holocaust cheapened for political purposes, it is the Jews. Yet, there is at least a 50-50 chance that if you read or hear a public personality use Nazi imagery to describe conservatives, the person is a Jew. Specifically, a Jew on the Left.

Doug Giles | May 04, 2010

Somebody help me here. What kind of ominous situation requires local law enforcement to dispatch their Darth Vader look-alike SWAT units to keep the peace or kick some criminal butt?

Pat Buchanan | May 04, 2010

Gordon Brown may have torpedoed his last chance to be prime minister in his own right when, in the privacy of his limo, he called 66-year-old Gillian Duffy that "bigoted woman." What had widow Duffy done to deserve the slur?

Humberto Fontova | May 04, 2010

Mexican President Felipe Calderon can hardly contain his revulsion and rage against Arizona’s SB 1070. He’s "deeply troubled" reports the Associated Press over a law he denounces as "discriminatory and racist," not to mention: “a dire threat to the whole Hispanic-American population."

Phyllis Schlafly | May 04, 2010

Proof that the Tea Partiers and others are on target when they criticize both political parties was supplied by the behavior of the U.S. House on April 29. Demoting all major economic and corruption problems facing our country to the bottom of the agenda, the House devoted a long afternoon and 12 roll-call votes to passing a bill to force U.S. statehood on Puerto Rico.

Mike Adams | May 04, 2010

I don’t get angry very often. But I’m angry right now.

Mon, May 03, 2010

Byron York | May 03, 2010

We know one thing for sure about the fight over Arizona's new immigration law. There will be a torrent of lawsuits as civil-rights groups try to stop the law from taking effect as scheduled this summer.

Jeff Stier | May 03, 2010

We have the safest food supply in the world today - it has actually never been safer. But there is always room for improvement. After more than a year of deliberation and negotiation, the Senate is poised this week to pass The Food Safety Modernization Act.

Frank Gaffney | May 03, 2010

It is hard to see anything positive about the offshore drilling debacle that has countless barrels of oil washing ashore in Louisiana, and perhaps soon in other Gulf states.

Carrie Lukas | May 03, 2010

Supporters of the health care overhaul benefited from the bill's scope and the medical system's complexity. Who could know if they personally would be better or worse off in the short term from the law's passage?

Bruce Bialosky | May 03, 2010

There are singular moments in our lives that irreversibly change our culture and leave a permanent impact upon our nation. The entry of America into World War I was one of those moments. A society that remained isolated from the troubles of the world entered the fray as a colossus and took the role of the most important country in the world. America has recently seen a similar, if more subtle change in our culture: Office rents in Washington D.C. are now poised to exceed those in New York City.

Lurita Doan | May 03, 2010

President Obama is focusing his attention on Greece and its financial collapse. Oh no! American taxpayers should brace themselves for another raid on the U.S. Treasury that will ultimately result in even higher taxes as our own debt grows.

Paul Greenberg | May 03, 2010

Arkansas' junior senator, Mark Pryor, never seems so junior, or so transparent, as when he when he goes after his GOP colleagues for -- gasp! -- playing politics with judicial nominations.

Rich Galen | May 03, 2010

Assuming the weekend started last Friday, the first really big event was my receiving my Apple iPad 3G via Fed Ex on Friday afternoon.

Michael Barone | May 03, 2010

Left parties are in trouble in the Anglosphere. Here in America, Democrats are doing worse in the polls than at any time in the last 50 years.

Star Parker | May 03, 2010

Why would a bill that criminalizes abortion motivated by race not have the support of the NAACP? Or, even more perplexing, why would the NAACP endorse such a bill and then rescind its endorsement?

Ken Blackwell | May 03, 2010

The Cap and Trade Bill is really a Cap and Tax Bill. And if Lindsey Graham succeeds in passing this, it will create a huge and cumbersome new bureaucracy which itself eats up vast revenues—and—worst of all—becomes the source for untold corruption of government.

Joseph C. Phillips | May 03, 2010

Some voters in Arkansas’s 1st Congressional District will believe Princella Smith is just too young to be a congresswoman. Doing business on Capital Hill requires wisdom and life experience; at 26-years-old, Smith is a baby. Of course, age was not an issue for Edward Rutledge, who at 26 signed the Declaration of Independence.

Jillian Bandes | May 03, 2010

Rep. Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) is going to have a tough time sleeping tonight. That’s because a new poll is set to be released on her upcoming re-election bid.

Carol Platt Liebau | May 03, 2010

Last week, the immigration issue told voters a lot about the men leading Great Britain and its erstwhile colony, the United States. Unfortunately, most of it wasn’t very good.

Ken Klukowski | May 03, 2010

In a very narrow ruling, the World War I memorial shaped like a Latin cross will continue to stand in the Mojave desert. But this was not the victory that conservatives hoped for, and serves as a reminder that the current Supreme Court is a moderate one.

Mike Gallagher | May 03, 2010

I never thought being called an “a$$” on national TV could be so much fun.

Sun, May 02, 2010

Diana West | May 02, 2010

Three cheers aren't enough for Arizona.

Salena Zito | May 02, 2010

One year after his jump from Republican to Democrat, Pennsylvania’s U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter admitted to a reporter over coffee that he often wonders if he should have switched parties.

Paul Jacob | May 02, 2010

The meaning of the Tea Party protests is pretty clear. And yet, politically, it's up for grabs. Most grabbers shouldn't be trusted.

David Stokes | May 02, 2010

Writing about race and racism in America is always risky and potentially polarizing if you are—like me—a middle-aged white guy from the suburbs. So I am a little hesitant to weigh in with some observations about the current climate in America.

Austin Hill | May 02, 2010

What should you do when you’re the Mayor of America’s 5th largest city, your state has just enacted America’s most far –reaching law regarding illegal immigration, and you’re trying to make a career of leftist, race-baiting politics?

Debra J. Saunders | May 02, 2010

Robert Stern, president of the Center for Governmental Studies, has become my go-to guy for good-government issues. His wife, Joan, he recently confided, calls him "the Sisyphus of reform."

Steve Chapman | May 02, 2010

Sarah Palin may hunt moose with a rifle, but when she's out for bigger game, she relies on an unorthodox approach to bring down her quarry: Deprive it of food.

George Will | May 02, 2010

"Physician, heal yourself," said the founder of the church in which Roger Mahony is a cardinal. He is the Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles and he should heed the founder's admonition before accusing Arizonans of intemperateness.