This past week blood spurted from my eyes like a horny toad I caught back in the 7th grade.
In the winter of 1847, The Communist League met in London to sketch out a platform for the international communist movement. Previously, the communist movement was made up of disparate factions of various national, ethnic, and even religious flavors.
On the May 9 “Meet the Press,” host David Gregory had a disturbing discussion with Attorney General Eric Holder. What was so unsettling was the insistent use of law enforcement language rather than speaking of war on terrorism and terrorists; the refusal by Obama Administration and complicit mainstream media to acknowledge the fact that we are at war.
Well, it turns out the brain-trust in charge of deciding which symbols (and revolutions) to elevate in New York—the same brain-trust that offered up this crowning touch for Chairman Mao—are refusing to light up for … brace yourself, Mother Teresa.
Journalists frequently claim they’re impartial arbiters. They purport to “speak truth to power,” “afflict the comfortable” and a whole series of similar tired clichés. But the reality is that what you see depends on where you stand. And in journalism, that’s all too often on the left.
"The closest thing to immortality on this Earth," Ronald Reagan once said, "is a federal government program." We still have a Rural Electrification Administration for Heaven's sake (though it's been renamed) -- FDR's program to bring electrical power to rural areas.
The two presidents -- Hamid Karzai and Barack Obama -- were onstage together in the East Room of the White House for 40 minutes May 12. They each talked about how they had differed in the past and how committed they are to going forward together.
Most ethnic studies programs in public schools are at best a waste of taxpayer money, and at worst racially and ethnically divisive indoctrination. But the goal shouldn't be just getting rid of these programs, which a controversial new bill passed by the Arizona legislature attempts to do.
To close out this first week of Race of the Day updates, I’m excited to tell you about the political landscape in New York’s 24th Congressional District. Voters here will see a rematch this November between Republican small-business owner Richard Hanna and Democrat incumbent Michael Arcuri.
The second attack on the World Trade Center is coming. It will stand 13 stories high, cost $100 million dollars and include a mosque. It will be located two blocks away from where our magnificent towers crashed and burned, easy wafting distance for the Islamic call to prayer.
The time has come for our nation to resolve the immigration crisis. It is imperative that we find an acceptable solution to the plight of the millions of undocumented immigrants living in our nation.
Nashville seems to be “the forgotten city.” The iconic home of country music, that uniquely American genre, has been devastated by floodwaters. Everywhere you turn, there is loss and damage and destruction. And yet to pick up a newspaper or turn on the evening news, you wouldn’t even know it.
We Americans are uncomfortable with such ideas as holy wars and religiously motivated mass murder. Raised to believe in equality, tolerance and diversity, we cannot imagine slaughtering fellow human beings so that adherents of the "true faith" might prevail over "enemies of God."
No, country star Taylor Swift didn't say that about the president. Nor did any of the entertainers who performed on a telethon to raise money for victims of the historic floods ravaging parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi. None accused the Obama administration of indifference or lack of attentiveness to these floods.
No one has been more startled than this pollster that immigration has burst onto the scene as an issue more significant to most Americans than health care, financial bailouts and the economy.
Adam Kinzinger is the new voice that Illinois’s 11th Congressional District deserves in Washington, DC. Adam began his career in politics at the early age of 20 when he successfully challenged a 12-year Democrat incumbent for a seat on the McLean County Board.
Forget "advise and consent." When President Obama nominated U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, the Dems just wanted a good liberal who won't embarrass them during Senate confirmation hearings, while the Repubs started trying to figure out whether it's safe to try to Bork her.
America’s Founding Fathers envisioned a limited government in which laws were fairly and evenly enforced and justice was blind. Yet as government’s lust for additional power and its appetite for new spending have both exploded in recent years, so too has Washington’s apparent willingness to play politics with prosecutions and government leaks.
If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to be an American frontiersman, you’ve now got that opportunity in modern times. Just move to Hudspeth County along the Texas-Mexico border and follow Sheriff Arvin West’s advice, “Arm yourself.”
Sen. Robert Bennett, an honorable and sincere politician, was brought down by the rank and file of the Utah Republican Party over the weekend. Bennett, visibly shaken by his loss, seemed as stunned as anybody that he didn't pass muster with his own party.
As you are surfing the Internet this morning, I am in a car driving west somewhere between the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains. The particular column you are reading right now is the 639th I have written since I became a columnist for Townhall in September of 2003. It will also be my last.
On October 31, 2008, Barack Obama proclaimed, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” In November 4, he won the presidency. Ever since that day, he’s been pursuing his vision of fundamentally transforming our country. He must be stopped.
Less than five years after George W. Bush wrecked his presidency through his limp response to a natural disaster in Louisiana, Barack Obama has escaped largely unscathed from his similarly feckless response to a man-made disaster in precisely the same part of the country.
hen the European Union voted to put up a $1 trillion fund to bail out indebted countries in the Eurozone, it implicitly rejected the alternative, which was to purchase the Greek debt outright, making it an obligation of the EU as a whole and no longer just a Greek affair.
When the first Congress passed the Bill of Rights, it left no ambiguity about whether future Congresses could enact laws prohibiting Americans from speaking. "Congress," says the First Amendment, "shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press."
The media buys into President Obama's worldview -- a worldview which suggests that all crime springs from social circumstance. In order for President Obama to foist his socialist vision on the world, he must suggest that redistributionism solves social ills like crime and terrorism.
As solicitor general, of course, Kagan has an obligation to defend federal laws against constitutional challenges. But her pro-censorship positions went beyond the call of duty.
The short answer is that a nonworking spouse who has reached age 62 can collect Social Security based on the working spouses earning's record, once the working spouse has filed for benefits.
When neighboring Oakland's city council voted 7-0 to boycott Arizona last week, and President Pro Tem of the California State Senate Derrell Steinberg announced a campaign in the legislature to boycott us, it became clear: San Francisco is merely ahead of the California crazy curve.
John Boehner not only voted to protect unborn children, he spoke up for them at the Blair House healthcare summit amidst all the President’s men. John Boehner spoke out against ObamaCare saying it would force Americans to pay for the slaughter of innocents. Boehner the Bold.
Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, legal arm of the pro-life movement, calls Kagan “an ardent abortion supporter,” telling LifeNews.com: “Elena Kagan has strong ties to abortion-advocacy organizations and expressed admiration for activist judges who have worked to advance social policy rather to impartially interpret the law.”
In 1987, former Wall Street Journal reporters Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Alan S. Murray wrote a wonderful book detailing the complex machinations of passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 - what many believe to be the most important piece of tax legislation since the code was created in 1913.
Make no mistake about it, letting old people die is a lot cheaper than spending the kind of money required to keep them alive and well. If a government-run medical system is going to save any serious amount of money, it is almost certain to do so by sacrificing the elderly.
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.
President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, once wrote that Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court judicial nominees should explore a "nominee's set of constitutional views and commitments." By all means, let's accommodate her and begin exploring.
While it cannot be proven, there is little reason to doubt that many on the Left are disappointed that the Times Square bomber didn't turn out to be the "white male" he was originally identified as.
Barack Obama has thumbed his nose at veterans and many other Americans by trying to replace Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens with the liberal Elena Kagan. She is mainly noteworthy for excluding military recruiters from Harvard Law School.
Last December, my family saw the revival of “White Christmas” at the Marquis Theater on Broadway. The play reminds us of a time when Americans could easily identify their enemies. Back then, veterans poured home knowing they’d completely vanquished their Axis foes and kept our country safe.
If you’re looking for a sign that Republicans’ message of fiscal responsibility and government accountability will win this November and Democrats will struggle to defend their reckless agenda, look no further than Obama's home district in Hawaii.
President Obama went back to the radical bullpen for his second Supreme Court nominee. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, former dean of Harvard Law School, is a legal activist who tried to boot recruiters off Harvard’s campus because of the military’s homosexuality policy.
Parents want their teenagers engaged in positive extracurricular activities. If your kids are playing sports, acting in the school play, writing for a newspaper, or participating in student government, they are less likely to be drinking, smoking, and otherwise getting in trouble. Good parents cultivate their children's interests.
She's more likely than not to win confirmation to the Supreme Court. Thus, the really big question about Elena Kagan is blunter: How and when does the United States as a whole get out from under the sway of an alien enterprise such as her university, Harvard?
Even as the Obama administration plans to challenge and undermine Arizona's new immigration law, the White House still wants state residents to know that it feels their pain.
President Obama needs a Supreme Court that will realize his far-left vision for America. He's taken advantage of Elena Kagan's thin paper trail to refer to her as a moderate. But make no mistake: she is a liberal who will help Obama uphold his agenda.
Several students at a high school in California wore tee-shirts with American flags on them during Cinco de Mayo day and a vice-principal ordered them to turn the shirts inside out, remove them or make the walk of shame to the principal’s office.
President Obama said lots of nice things during Public Service Recognition week, and the press was full of predictable odes to federal workers. What a pity. Obama could have used the opportunity to discuss the urgent need to rein in public spending, the explosive growth in government, and the dangers of following the same path that has led Greece to economic ruin. But, he didn’t. Telling unpleasant truths to key constituencies is not one of President Obama’s strengths.
One of the most compelling arguments made by the Federalists in support of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution was that a strong central government was necessary to provide for a robust and common defense of the security and liberty of American citizens.
Utah Sen. Robert Bennett's failure on Saturday to secure his party's nomination to fill another term reveals many truisms beginning to form during this election cycle. Some are accurate, but others are more a reflection of the sitting senator and his own failings than some political juggernaut movement bending conservative candidates to its every whim.
Virginia’s fifth district was home to one of the hottest Congressional races of the year last cycle, and this year promises to be another scorcher.
In the upcoming early election this 2010 season, one thing is clear – Republicans are close in the traditionally Democrat-dominated PA-12, and Nancy Pelosi and her liberal allies are running scared.
Whatever his obvious faults and flaws, it is somewhat understandable that Richard Nixon would ruminate about how Jack Kennedy got away with a lot during his assassination-shortened presidency. And there is no doubt that the 37th President of the United States saw all of the “Camelot” hype as mythology born of cynical public relations.
Last week, a 17-year-old knucklehead exposed his idiocy to the world by venturing onto the field at a Philadelphia Phillies game and running around waving a towel. When a pursuing policeman got weary of the chase, he pulled out his Taser and shot the kid.
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.