Sat, May 29, 2010

Doug Giles | May 29, 2010

The other night I accidentally stumbled onto the Jersey Shore “reality show.” If that mess reps “reality” for our young ‘uns then as a culture we are in really, really deep menudo.

Ken Blackwell | May 29, 2010

President Obama this week brought his unique brand of leadership to the U.S. Military Academy. Speaking at the West Point graduation, the commander-in-chief outlined a foreign policy that sharply differed from the Bush Doctrine that was proclaimed from that same podium eight years ago.

Pat Buchanan | May 29, 2010

Since America became a nation, four of her greatest generals have served two terms as president: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses Grant and Dwight David Eisenhower.

Paul Driessen | May 29, 2010

Carr and 809 other Virginia scientists and academics signed a petition launched by the activist Union of Concerned Scientists, protesting Commonwealth Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s investigation of former University of Virginia professor Michael Mann.

Rich Tucker | May 29, 2010

The country needed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other federal intervention. Many states had enacted laws that prevented free enterprise. It was up to Washington to restore choice to millions of citizens.

Carl Horowitz | May 29, 2010

There’s a giant paradox in the nation’s housing market now. Mortgage interest rates have fallen to near all-time lows, yet homeowners as a whole are in a state of unease not seen since the Great Depression.

Katie Gage | May 29, 2010

Despite this week’s celebration of Small Business Week by the federal government recognizing efforts made by employers in creating opportunities for millions of Americans, the Obama Administration’s support for proposals that result in forced unionization could lead to the extinction of these very same businesses.

Fri, May 28, 2010

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | May 28, 2010

All of a sudden, everyone is talking about the possibility of impeaching Barack Obama.

Byron York | May 28, 2010

You know the basics. The unemployment rate is 9.9 percent. Jobs are still being lost. Worries about the global economy are causing breathtaking volatility on Wall Street. And millions of Americans who still have jobs are worrying more than ever about the safety of their retirement savings.

Robert Knight | May 28, 2010

Barney Frank and his friends are rolling their tanks through Congress while everyone is talking about something else. As we reel from one crisis to the next, homosexual activists and their allies are muscling through their agenda, with nary a peep from the nation’s conservative talking heads.

Rich Galen | May 28, 2010

President Obama used about an hour of his press conference yesterday trying to explain how - in spite of his handlers' having spent the past month trotting out the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Commandant of the Coast Guard to be the faces of the Gulf of Ocean oil spill - that he, Barack Obama, had been personally on top of this situation from the moment the drilling rig exploded until that very moment.

Brian Walsh | May 28, 2010

In the heart of central Florida lies the state’s Twelfth Congressional District. Following the announcement that the current Congressman, Adam Putnam, would run for Florida Agriculture Commissioner, Democrats immediately set their sights on this seat.

Michelle Malkin | May 28, 2010

President Bush's harshest critics often described his look during moments of crisis as "deer in the headlights." After two years of Hope and Change, America has grown accustomed to President Obama's crisis face: eyes glazed over.

Brent Bozell | May 28, 2010

CBS announced its new fall lineup to advertisers and the entertainment press on May 18.

Jonah Goldberg | May 28, 2010

One advantage Biden has over Obama is he can always claim he was "just being Joe" whenever he says something controversial. In this way, Biden reminds me a bit of the late PLO leader Yasser Arafat, who would say "nice" things in English and evil things in Arabic.

Mona Charen | May 28, 2010

At a New Jersey town meeting, Gov. Chris Christie, the newest YouTube star for the limited government set, was reproached by an unhappy teacher. The governor, facing a budget shortfall of $11 billion, has proposed, among other economies, a one-year salary freeze for New Jersey teachers.

Oliver North | May 28, 2010

This is the place that receives the most attention on Memorial Day, though it is but one of 141 national cemeteries in the United States and 24 others located on foreign soil.

Pat Buchanan | May 28, 2010

When does a political deal become a bribe?

Michael Gerson | May 28, 2010

In closing the deal on health care reform, Democratic leaders assured wavering legislators that the plan would grow more popular with time as its benefits became clear.

Suzanne Fields | May 28, 2010

Iran is just short of becoming a nuclear power, and nearly every nation on earth is worried. Israel worries most of all. Nuclear weapons will afford Iran the means to deliver on its threat to "wipe Israel off the map," as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad so cheerfully puts it.

David Harsanyi | May 28, 2010

Political payoffs are so commonplace in Washington that I was initially unable to muster an appropriate level of outrage at hearing that Rep. Joe Sestak had accused the Obama administration of offering him a job in exchange for his withdrawal from the Pennsylvania Democratic senatorial primary.

Linda Chavez | May 28, 2010

Are the likes of Rand Paul and Russell Pearce becoming the face of the Republican Party? Let's hope not.

Charles Krauthammer | May 28, 2010

Heres my question: Why are we drilling in 5,000 feet of water in the first place? Many reasons, but this one goes unmentioned: Environmental chic has driven us out there.

Larry Kudlow | May 28, 2010

One day Team Obama announces a plan for enhanced rescission authority to impound wasteful spending, and the next day the House surfaces a plan for $200 billion in "stimulus" spending on transfer payments for welfare, even more unemployment compensation, still more Medicaid and a bunch of special-interest subsidies.

Thu, May 27, 2010

Donald Lambro | May 27, 2010

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal was a sure bet to win Connecticut's open Democratic Senate seat, until it was discovered he lied about serving in the Vietnam war.

Kathryn Lopez | May 27, 2010

"Throw all the bums out!" That's the message one incumbent Republican congressman received from a friendly constituent via e-mail recently.

Michael Reagan | May 27, 2010

Since last month's oil-spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, two very different leadership styles have been on display. On the one hand we have President Obama, who took nine days before making a public statement on the spill.

Cliff May | May 27, 2010

Twenty-two years ago, in this dusty town hard up against the mountainous border with Iran, Saddam Hussein's military used chemical weapons to murder 5,000 Kurdish men, women and children.

Hugh Hewitt | May 27, 2010

This is the weekend to remember the sacrifices of the men and women of the United States military who have given their all in the defense of the country.

Brian Walsh | May 27, 2010

While Tom Ganley plans to put his experience to work in helping to turn the economy around, incumbent Rep. Betty Sutton continues to vote in lock-step with Speaker Pelosi on issues like the failed stimulus, job-killing cap-and-trade legislation and a government takeover of healthcare.

Diana West | May 27, 2010

This Memorial Day Weekend, Americans remember not only our fallen soldiers, but also soldiers currently fighting in hostile lands under atrocious conditions. But there's another duty upon us as Americans with a debt of gratitude to our armed forces.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 27, 2010

Last year, Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize not for what he did, but for what he represented -- to the European judges a new post-national American president. His subsequent apology tours abroad have emphasized American sins without much discussion of the context of the times.

Michael Barone | May 27, 2010

Intraparty civil war. It's a story line journalists often employ, though usually about only one party, the Republicans.

Larry Elder | May 27, 2010

Libertarian Rand Paul, Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky, shocked many conservatives when he refused to give full-throated support for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Cal Thomas | May 27, 2010

Hillary Clinton did it and it worked for her when she ran for the Senate in New York, so now Republicans will give it a go. It's the listening tour, except unlike Hillary, who traveled from town to town, Republicans plan to stay in one place and invite you to come to them.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 27, 2010

A friend mentioned in conversation yesterday that his new employment situation is not working out quite as expected. He had left a secure job and moved to a small business, but the new venture was not proceeding as planned. As a way to change the course of the business, my friend has proposed a few ideas and options to the business owner.

Debra J. Saunders | May 27, 2010

President Obama spoke in the unfinished hull of a new factory built by solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra in Fremont, Calif., Wednesday to highlight his administration's focus on creating jobs. Problem: Solyndra has never turned a profit since it was founded in 2005.

Steve Chapman | May 27, 2010

Every crisis is an opportunity for someone. The giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is one for both Democrats and Republicans, who are shaping the same facts to fit very different narratives.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 27, 2010

I have been meeting with what the intelligentsia once called "the masses." They read books. They pay taxes. They attend lectures. Oh, and by the way, they are now a lot more prosperous and even more civilized than the intelligentsia, today's version of which are actually anti-intellectual and occasionally only semi-literate.

Deborah O'Malley | May 27, 2010

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee will likely vote on whether to promote District Judge Robert Chatigny to a life-tenured seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Any citizen who expects judges to bring the most heinous criminals to justice should be seriously concerned about this nomination.

George Will | May 27, 2010

Before what he calls "the jaw-dropping" events of the last 19 months -- TARP, the stimulus, Government Motors, the mistreatment of Chrysler's creditors, Obamacare, etc. -- the idea of running for office never crossed Ron Johnson's mind.

Wed, May 26, 2010

Jillian Bandes | May 26, 2010

Obama had lunch with Senate Republicans on Tuesday, but the conversation that transpired was enough to make you lose your lunch. According to reports, the President went plumb crazy when it came time to talk about bi-partisanship and legislative policy.

Maggie Gallagher | May 26, 2010

It's open season on Arizona.

Ann Coulter | May 26, 2010

Watching TV this week, at first I thought Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul had flown a commercial jet into the World Trade Center. But then it turned out that he had only said there ought to be discussion about whether federal civil rights laws should be applied to private businesses.

Lisa A. Rickard | May 26, 2010

John J. "Jack" McConnell should not serve a lifetime appointment on the U.S. District Court for Rhode Island. Here's why.

Rich Galen | May 26, 2010

Last week, when Mexican President Felipe Calderon came to Washington, President Barack "Please-Adore-Me" Obama said, doing his famous John Lennon "Imagine there's no countries" imitation...

Michelle Malkin | May 26, 2010

After three months of zipped lips and feigned ignorance, the Obama White House is finally taking real heat over Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak's consistent claims that the administration offered him a job to drop his Senate bid.

John Stossel | May 26, 2010

We're constantly urged to "go green" -- use less energy, shrink our carbon footprint, save the Earth. How? We should drive less, use ethanol, recycle plastic and buy things with the government's Energy Star label.

Walter E. Williams | May 26, 2010

With legislated increases, Samoa's minimum wage is $5.25. So the question is: Which is preferable for the Samoan worker -- being employed at $3.25 an hour or being unemployed at $5.25? Which buys more of life's essentials?

Brent Bozell | May 26, 2010

Radio talk-show host Bill Press is the tiniest of fish in the radio ocean, but this minnow's all over the place complaining about the whales.

Jonah Goldberg | May 26, 2010

It has already become a cliche on the right to tut-tut at U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul's "rookie" mistake of trying to conduct a "libertarian seminar" during the campaign.

Tony Blankley | May 26, 2010

Historically, the American public -- confident, independent and undemanding-has not expected much out of Washington. Live your silver lives of limousines, private jets, power and celebrity; just do no permanent damage to the nation.

Michael Medved | May 26, 2010

Rand Paul’s amazing meltdown in his first week as the GOP Senate nominee in Kentucky raises serious questions about media conspiracies – not because the network talking heads decided to ask him tough questions, but because they waited to pose those challenges until after he’d won his primary and the Republicans were stuck with him.

Caroline Glick | May 26, 2010

Courtesy of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Thursday Israel will again be the target of a jihadist-leftist propaganda assault. A flotilla of nine ships which set sail for Gaza from Cyprus earlier this week is scheduled to arrive at our doorstep.

Rep. Joe Sestak, the winner of the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary, says quite openly and repeatedly that he was offered a job by the White House if he would drop out of the race against Sen. Arlen Specter.

Michael Gerson | May 26, 2010

Traditional societies can be deeply admirable -- conservative, family-oriented, stable, wise about human nature and human society. But they can also be highly patriarchal.

Ben Shapiro | May 26, 2010

"Plug the damn hole." So spake The Great Obama from high atop Mount Olympus, looking down upon the mere mortals struggling below.

Terry Jeffrey | May 26, 2010

Dr. Donald Berwick of the Harvard Medical School does not like free enterprise, but he does like rationing.

David Harsanyi | May 26, 2010

Isn't it time we started querying our political candidates on issues that really matter?

Jillian Bandes | May 26, 2010

Ohio’s ninth district residents aren’t unhappy with their Democratic representative, Marcy Kaptur. There are 10% more Democratic voters than Republican voters in the district, and Kaptur has held the seat for 14 consecutive terms. But this election cycle is different.

Austin Bay | May 26, 2010

In Kim Jong-Il's Korea, everyone copes using gallows humor because a literal gallows waits for them. If they get to laugh one more night, it's a good joke.

Jacob Sullum | May 26, 2010

Last week, James Clyburn, a former civil rights activist who is now a Democratic congressman from South Carolina, warned that if Rand Paul is elected to represent Kentucky in the Senate, "it will be the first step ... to turning back the gains that we started making way back in the 1860s."

Gary Aldrich | May 26, 2010

When a storm represents a clear and present danger to people and their property, radar tracks the storm to determine strength and direction. Authorities begin to educate the people about the threat through the media.

Marybeth Hicks | May 26, 2010

If you’re a parent, you’re probably too busy doing the day-to-day work of raising your children to worry about an international treaty that could actually undermine your authority over them.

Brian Walsh | May 26, 2010

Currently represented by freshman Democrat Frank Kratovil, Maryland’s First Congressional District generally leans Republican according to election history and maintains a strong trace of conservatism, despite the even number of registered Democrats and Republicans.

Tue, May 25, 2010

Donald Lambro | May 25, 2010

President Obama is facing a crisis of confidence in the way he is handling (or not handling) the Gulf oil disaster, record deficits and debt, and growing turmoil and doubt in the U.S. economy.

Robert Morrison | May 25, 2010

When President Kennedy came on television to announce a quarantine of the island of Cuba, even the prom committee became concerned.

Gary Shapiro | May 25, 2010

The Obama administration has made economic recovery a priority, but unfortunately the Administration is continuing a practice that has the opposite economic effect -- targeting America’s prize technology companies with vague antitrust laws.

Armstrong Williams | May 25, 2010

To put it bluntly, the president has lost all remnants of coattails from his historic victory in 2008. In fact, I’m not sure he still has his jacket left.

Bill Murchison | May 25, 2010

The question Rand Paul forces us to look squarely in the face is a sensitive one: when, in human affairs, does pragmatism trump principle? Fairly often, is the answer.

Janice Shaw Crouse | May 25, 2010

In 1996, it became illegal in the United States to perform the operation commonly called “female genital mutilation” (FGM). That law makes it clear that surgery is allowable only for specific medical conditions.

Kathryn Lopez | May 25, 2010

When Sarah Palin speaks, liberal feminists go wild. The woman is like a stilettoed catalyst for backlash from the professional political sisterhood.

John Hawkins | May 25, 2010

During the campaign for President, you'd often hear liberals claim that conservatives were questioning Barack Obama's patriotism.

Thomas Sowell | May 25, 2010

A heartbreaking social statistic is that children on welfare have only about half as many words per day directed at them as the children of working-class families-- and less than one-third as many words as children whose parents are professionals.

Chuck Norris | May 25, 2010

Watching U.S. members of the House and Senate, and the president's Cabinet in a joint session of Congress stand and applaud Mexican President Felipe Calderon's slam of Arizona's new immigration enforcement law, I thought, "What a despicable act of disloyalty to one of their own states and a ludicrous leadership move to boot, especially when 71 percent of Arizonians agree with its new immigration law. "

David Limbaugh | May 25, 2010

Liberals have a learning disability when it comes to the impracticability of socialism. They are so steeped in the seductive lies of false compassion that no amount of logic, history or everyday experience registers. Thus, they continue to burden the market system to an unsustainable level.

Mona Charen | May 25, 2010

I'm often asked whether I support Sarah Palin for president. I don't. But I do very much support her as America's next Oprah. Her cultural antennae are exquisitely sensitive, and she relishes combat. "Sarah's book club" would be an improvement.

Cal Thomas | May 25, 2010

After weeks of comments from the public and heated rhetoric between Republicans and Democrats on the Republican-controlled board, the Texas State Board of Education members voted along party lines on what to teach 4.8 million Texas public school students about history, social studies and math over the next 10 years.

Dennis Prager | May 25, 2010

One of the many beliefs -- i.e., non-empirically based doctrines -- of the post-Christian West has been that moral progress is the human norm, especially so with the demise of religion.

Pat Buchanan | May 25, 2010

"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past." That was the slogan of the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell's "1984," where Winston Smith worked ceaselessly revising the past to conform to the latest party line of Big Brother.

Jillian Bandes | May 25, 2010

When you take a look at the numbers in Ohio’s 15th Congressional district, things start to look pretty bad for incumbent Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 25, 2010

Would you be satisfied if your only access to a computer was to try to boot up one that hadn't been used or tested since 1992? That's the predicament of our nuclear deterrent on which we depend for our ultimate physical survival.

Ed Feulner | May 25, 2010

Funny how much a plan can change on its way from drawing board to reality. Look no further than the “Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974.”

Brian Walsh | May 25, 2010

Although it is a historically Democratic state, Arkansas has been trending in the GOP direction over recent years. Democrat retiree Vic Snyder’s support of the Obama-Pelosi big-government agenda of more spending and less jobs has only accelerated the pace.

Mon, May 24, 2010

Nathan Tabor | May 24, 2010

The White House is bypassing the legislative process by using the Environmental Protection Agency.

Byron York | May 24, 2010

There's an intense debate going on behind the scenes among Republicans involved in the Elena Kagan Supreme Court nomination. It's about whether the GOP should to try to stop Kagan, because that's what Democrats would do in the same situation, or whether Republicans should concede that Kagan is qualified and vote to confirm her because the president has the right to expect the Senate to approve qualified nominees.

Frank Gaffney | May 24, 2010

An interesting - and potentially nationally transformative - debate has started in Utah.

Rich Galen | May 24, 2010

In 1968, during the Vietnam War, Walter Cronkite was reported to have said the war was unwinnable. President Lyndon Johnson said to an aide, "If we've lost Walter, then we've lost the war."

Ken Blackwell | May 24, 2010

Dr. Rand Paul was hoping for a “honeymoon” after his thumping victory in the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Kentucky. No such luck. Dr. Paul is a conservative Christian and if he wants a another honeymoon, he needs to talk to his wife.

Michael Barone | May 24, 2010

This month, three members of Congress have been beaten in their bids for re-election -- a Republican senator from Utah, a Democratic congressman from West Virginia and a Republican-turned-Democrat senator from Pennsylvania.

Mike Adams | May 24, 2010

It now seems that the good Muslim citizens of The University of California Irvine (UCI) Muslim Student Union (MSU) lied when they repeatedly denied orchestrating systematic interruptions of an invited guest.

Star Parker | May 24, 2010

The race issue refuses to disappear from American politics because problems tied to race persist.

Caroline Glick | May 24, 2010

On Thursday the South Korean government did something important. It told the truth about North Korean aggression. On March 26, a North Korean submarine attacked a South Korean naval corvette with a torpedo.

Terry Paulson | May 24, 2010

This week, our debt will pass $13 trillion. Nouriel Roubini, former Clinton White House economist, said on Fox News, "What has happened in Greece could happen in the U.S. We could have serious problems. We have the debt of the federal government. Many state and local governments are bankrupt. There are unfunded liabilities for social security. There are unfunded liabilities for state pensions."

Lurita Doan | May 24, 2010

If you want to get a good glimpse of what America will look like if President Obama continues to push his “change” agenda, take a close look at Chicago. But brace yourself: it is not a pretty picture.

Jillian Bandes | May 24, 2010

Nevada is a politically divided state, and Rep. Dina Titus (D) is having a hard time hitting all of the right notes. That’s going to prove especially difficult come November, when she’s up for re-election against a tough Republican opponent.

Brian Walsh | May 24, 2010

The resignation of scandal-plagued Eric Massa has created an open-seat race, strengthening the GOP's chances of taking NY's 29th congressional district out of the Democrats' column.

Bruce Bialosky | May 24, 2010

Determining when to analyze any historical event often rests upon subjective judgment.

Sun, May 23, 2010

Salena Zito | May 23, 2010

The honest take-away from last Tuesday’s primaries in Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Kentucky – including the special election in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District – is that any bearing on November’s midterms is as clear as mud.

Austin Hill | May 23, 2010

The “citizen class” is horrified. We’re speaking here of those Americans who, while they may disagree on a variety of social and public policy issues, nonetheless agree on a few, crucial matters.

Debra J. Saunders | May 23, 2010

Mexican President Felipe Calderon got the tough new Arizona immigration law wrong when he told Congress on Thursday, "It is a law that not only ignores a reality -- but also introduces a terrible idea of racial profiling as the basis for law enforcement."

Steve Chapman | May 23, 2010

The veil, we are told, is a symbol of oppression imposed on women by husbands and other male relatives. Could be. But how do the critics know? The same thing can be said about surgically enhanced breasts in Europe and the United States.

Ken Connor | May 23, 2010

If the results of last week's "mini-Super Tuesday" primary elections are any indication, the future isn't looking good for congressional incumbents facing reelection in 2010.

Kevin McCullough | May 23, 2010

In modern history when it comes to forked-tongue-ness President Barack Obama excels well beyond anyone's imagination.

Paul Jacob | May 23, 2010

Could something good come out of Europe? Even at this late date?