Sat, Jun 05, 2010

Ken Blackwell | June 05, 2010

President Obama believes he has developed a closer relationship with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev than was enjoyed by his predecessor, George W. Bush.

We now know that Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff, called Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff in September, 2009, to offer him one of three enumerated jobs if only he would drop out of the Democratic Senate primary in which he was challenging appointed Senator Michael Bennet. But the question is why?

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | June 05, 2010

The news media, intimidated until now, have finally started challenging Obama and his stonewalling administration.

Rich Tucker | June 05, 2010

In the May 31 issue of Sports Illustrated, a story entitled “Big Trouble” provides a platform for bicycle racer Floyd Landis to air his grievances against seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.

Tom Borelli | June 05, 2010

Next week, the Senate will determine whether it sides with “we the people” or if our elected “representatives” support a drastic expansion of government that will trample our liberties for no measurable environmental benefit.

Marvin Olasky | June 05, 2010

No one had to sign a statement of faith before tossing British tea into Boston Harbor in 1773. No one has to sign a statement of faith before joining a Tea Party demonstration in 2010. And therein lies a lesson for politically involved Christians.

Fri, Jun 04, 2010

Linda Chavez | June 04, 2010

The announcement this week that former vice president Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, are separating after 40 years of marriage deeply saddened me.

Sandy Rios | June 04, 2010

Our national debt is soaring, our borders being invaded by illegals and intruders, the unemployment rate climbing, home foreclosures rising, our coastal shorelines in peril with two wars waging, while our President has issued a proclamation demonstrating what really garners his attention: homosexual rights.

Kathryn Lopez | June 04, 2010

Publications such as Time magazine, The New York Times and the Boston Globe want to see the moral voice of the Catholic Church scaled back, if not completely silenced, on key social issues.

Debra J. Saunders | June 04, 2010

On CNN earlier this week, American Edward Peck, an activist who sailed with the Free Gaza Movement flotilla, asserted, "The purpose of the movement was humanitarian."

Rich Galen | June 04, 2010

Barack Obama is in a slump. There's no other way to explain the stream of bad news flowing out of the Administration like a … BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.

Donald Lambro | June 04, 2010

The news that the White House dangled more job offers to persuade yet another Democrat to abandon plans to challenge a Senate incumbent in a party primary raises disturbing new questions about potentially criminal political influence in the highest levels of the West Wing.

Diana West | June 04, 2010

Islam and the Left? Since this notion will raise some eyebrows, I asked Andrew McCarthy himself to elaborate on this and some other related questions.

Michelle Malkin | June 04, 2010

In Chicago politics, there's an old term for the publicly subsidized pay-offs and positions meted out to the corruptocrats' friends and special interests: boodle.

Jonah Goldberg | June 04, 2010

On May 29, two days before Israel's botched raid of six "humanitarian" ships bound for Gaza, Robert Naiman, the policy director of something called "Just Foreign Policy," wrote an item on the Huffington Post headlined "Gaza Freedom Flotilla Shows Awesome Power of Nonviolent Resistance."

David Limbaugh | June 04, 2010

In reviewing the available facts about the Israeli storming of the Gaza-bound Turkish flotilla, two conclusions emerge: 1) The Israelis were justified in their actions, and 2) the Israelis will continue to be unjustly condemned by the world community.

Mona Charen | June 04, 2010

President Barack Obama, who got his start in politics in the living room of domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, and spent his first year in office apologizing for American history, has now decisively tipped U.S. foreign policy toward America's enemies. Events of the past week have left no doubt.

Brent Bozell | June 04, 2010

Bill O'Reilly recently hosted a "culture warriors" segment at Fox News where both "warriors" agreed that homosexuality is morally acceptable. That same no-debate mentality has been a regular drumbeat on the Fox television series "Glee," a musical drama/comedy about a high school glee club in Lima, Ohio.

Jonah Goldberg | June 04, 2010

On May 29, two days before Israel's botched raid of six "humanitarian" ships bound for Gaza, Robert Naiman, the policy director of something called "Just Foreign Policy," wrote an item on the Huffington Post headlined "Gaza Freedom Flotilla Shows Awesome Power of Nonviolent Resistance."

Oliver North | June 04, 2010

Sixty years ago this month, the North Korean People's Army, enticed by the Truman administration's announcement that Korea was no longer within the "U.S. defensive perimeter," launched a surprise attack across the 38th parallel -- the arbitrary demarcation line drawn by the United Nations between the Republic of Korea and the communist north, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Pat Buchanan | June 04, 2010

In June 1948, our wartime ally imposed a blockade on Berlin, cutting off and condemning to death or Stalinist domination 2 million Germans, most of whom, not long before, had cheered Adolf Hitler.

Michael Gerson | June 04, 2010

One of the least attractive things about Homo sapiens is their habit of creating entertainment from the suffering of others. Hangings once were public spectacles, part carnival, part moral lesson. The modern equivalent is the political sex scandal.

Suzanne Fields | June 04, 2010

If Israel won't do it, who will? The Israelis understand that friends, even old friends like the United States, are nice -- but nice is never enough.

Thu, Jun 03, 2010

Joseph Infranco | June 03, 2010

Last month, in what can only be described as a cowardly criminal act, some unknown person or persons crept into the Mojave Desert under cover of darkness and hacked down a memorial cross honoring veterans. Now, someone is attempting to take credit for the act, and yet, as if to cement their cowardice, doing so anonymously. Here is a simple truth the perpetrators—whoever they are—will never understand: Their actions will not discourage those among us in this fight.

Ed Feulner | June 03, 2010

Poll numbers show that an overwhelming majority of Americans -- 86 percent, according to Gallup -- have a positive view of free enterprise.

Cliff May | June 03, 2010

Is it possible to defeat an enemy we don't understand? That is only one of the questions that ought to occur to anyone reading President Obama's new National Security Strategy (NSS).

Michael Reagan | June 03, 2010

This week Chinese officials brushed off U.S. Defense Secretary Gates on a proposed meeting to discuss looming military issues and bolster communication. Their reason? It was "inconvenient."

Hugh Hewitt | June 03, 2010

Gunnar Sandberg is a California high school baseball player who was put into a coma this spring after being hit in the head by a line-drive coming off a metal bat. The very good news is that Sandberg is recovering, but the reaction to his injury has been sadly predictable: Democratic California Assembly member Jared Huffman has introduced AB 7 --a bill that would impose a moratorium on non-wood bats for one year.

Michael Barone | June 03, 2010

An interesting thing about Barack Obama is that he chose, on two occasions, to live in Chicago -- even though he didn't grow up there, had no family ties there, never went to school there.

Victor Davis Hanson | June 03, 2010

Walk the beautiful streets in Munich, Strasbourg and Vienna, and you can see why Europeans thought in the last decades that they had reached the end of history.

Larry Elder | June 03, 2010

Vice President Joe Biden warned that actors on the international stage would test the new, inexperienced President. He knew that Barack Obama's enemies would perceive his strength-through-peace approach as weakness. They do and are acting accordingly.

Ken Blackwell | June 03, 2010

Last March, when the Democratic-dominated House Foreign Affairs Committee voted 23-22 to brand the Turks’ mass killings of Armenians a century ago a “genocide,” the Turkish government of today reacted angrily.

Cal Thomas | June 03, 2010

Three modern myths have been sold to the American people: the promise of a transparent administration (President Obama); the promise of a more ethical Congress (Speaker Pelosi); and the myth of "global warming," or climate change.

Matt Towery | June 03, 2010

Panels of Washington insiders talk it up and give America the skinny on what's really happening in the world. Except that they too often don't know -- or won't say -- themselves.

Jillian Bandes | June 03, 2010

It would appear that switching parties doesn’t do you much good in this political climate. The two politicians who have done it this cycle – Sen. Arlen Specter and Rep. Parker Griffith – lost their primary elections by solid margins from voters, in a resonating message that the person matters just as much as the issues.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 03, 2010

The declining state of the American newspaper apparently warms a lot of hearts. Polls tell us about the general public's disrelish for Congress. Equally disrelished are journalists and newspapers.

Maggie Gallagher | June 03, 2010

What is it like to be a child conceived using the sperm of a man whom the law says has no obligations to you at all, that you don't even have a right to know his name?

Ross Mackenzie | June 03, 2010

If you were running Israel, what would you have done about the flotilla of "peace activists" organized by a Turkish "philanthropic" and "humanitarian" entity closely tied to jihadist terror groups such as al Qaeda.

Joel Mowbray | June 03, 2010

While the diplomatic fallout from the botched raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla this week will not be known for some time, the mainstream media already has suffered a serious blow to its credibility.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 03, 2010

Like millions of other Americans, I watched the soap opera story unfold on cable and network television. The potential connections to Obama and Blagojevich's inability to guard his speech provided ample opportunity for speculation.

Steve Chapman | June 03, 2010

In the last 44 years, the Miranda warning has become as American as the Iowa State Fair. But not everyone is so adaptable. Some people bridle at the notion of going along with something that protects the guilty as well as the innocent. Five of them sit on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Wed, Jun 02, 2010

Nathan Tabor | June 02, 2010

Members of the U.S. construction industry are speaking out against Washington’s elite.

Ann Coulter | June 02, 2010

Oil is spewing from beneath a British Petroleum oil rig into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of about 1 million gallons a day. There's no end in sight -- although White House officials have made it clear their goal is to stop the leak before the midterm elections in November.

Humberto Fontova | June 02, 2010

Getting your children out of a country run by the men on record for the mass-murders, mass-tortures and genocidal lusts mentioned above probably strikes many American parents as prudent. Not to the American MSM.

Bob Dane | June 02, 2010

In the wake of Arizona’s new laws, the illegal alien special interests are working overtime making their last ditch pitch for amnesty before mid-terms elections, robotically reciting how they want to “fix” our immigration problems.

Jamie Weinstein | June 02, 2010

Nine “peace activists” were reportedly killed Monday when Israeli commandos raided the Mavi Marmari, the largest of six ships seeking to break Israel’s military blockade of Gaza. In response to the botched military action, governments from around the world have roundly condemned Israel.

Facts still remain murky, but we in the West should remind ourselves that Israel is a liberal, democratic society that values human rights. They deserve some benefit of the doubt.

Ben Shapiro | June 02, 2010

This is not a presidency known for its reactive speed. After British Petroleum's oil rig sprung a leak in the Gulf of Mexico, it took more than a week for the Obama administration to mobilize; it has been well over a month, and the administration still has no coherent strategy to plug the leak.

Paul Greenberg | June 02, 2010

If you missed the president's news conference Thursday, his first in 10 months, here's a succinct summary: It was about the oil spill. And it's mainly somebody else's fault.

Rich Galen | June 02, 2010

I spent last Saturday in Plaquemines (pronounced PLAHCK-uh-muns) Parish (Louisiana for County) with the Parish President Billy Nungesser. You've seen Billy on TV. Unless you have one of those 72 inch flat screen TVs, it doesn't do him justice.

Brian Walsh | June 02, 2010

Since elected to represent Colorado’s fourth congressional district in 2008, Betsy Markey has supported a costly trillion-dollar stimulus, a national energy tax and a job-killing healthcare bill.

Michelle Malkin | June 02, 2010

We've had the Summer of Love and the Summer of the Shark. Now, are you ready for the Summer of Corruption? On Thursday, jury selection begins in the federal trial of disgraced former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois.

John Stossel | June 02, 2010

A controversy started when Rand Paul, who had just won a senatorial primary, told TV talker Rachel Maddow that the part of the Civil Rights Act that bans discrimination by private business is improper interference with property owners' rights. He condemned racism.

Mona Charen | June 02, 2010

The effort to destroy the Jewish state has many fronts. One front is in Iran, where the maniacal regime that has repeatedly promised to "wipe Israel off the map" marches inexorably toward a nuclear bomb.

Michael Medved | June 02, 2010

According to a recent Gallup Poll, some 60% of the public believes that the federal government is doing a “poor” or “very poor” job in handling the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Walter E. Williams | June 02, 2010

Rand Paul of Kentucky, U.S. Senate hopeful, is caught up in a swirl of controversy in response to his comments on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show." He has been dishonestly accused of saying he thinks that private businesses have a right to discriminate against black people.

Brent Bozell | June 02, 2010

PBS station managers made a big push last year to drive any trace of "sectarian" Christianity out of the taxpayer-funded broadcasting system, banning any church services or religious lectures that appeared on a handful of stations.

Jonah Goldberg | June 02, 2010

The Democrats want more. More what? More everything. Even as the economy is starting to grow and many experts think we should trim debt and spending, Democrats want yet another stimulus bill, to extend jobless benefits.

Cal Thomas | June 02, 2010

Does it strike anyone else as beyond coincidence that within hours of Israel's commando raid on a flotilla of ships bound for Gaza -- ships supposedly containing "humanitarian supplies," and left-wing "peace activists" -- that demonstrations broke out in Europe and outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington?

Michael Gerson | June 02, 2010

American troops in Afghanistan spent their Memorial Day securing routes into Kandahar and engaging local tribal leaders in preparation for a major offensive.

Terry Jeffrey | June 02, 2010

Remember the health care issue? Well, the fiscal consequences of the socialized medicine scheme enacted by President Barack Obama and Congress just two months ago are already beginning to snowball.

David Harsanyi | June 02, 2010

Unsure whether Israel has acted in self-defense? Just check whether the United Nations has called for an "emergency session." At the U.N., Jews' wielding guns always precipitates an international crisis.

Jillian Bandes | June 02, 2010

Rep. Baron Hill (D) is a textbook case of a Democrat who is going to lose his seat when he comes up for re-election in November. His eleventh-hour health care vote-flip was just one of a number of issues that place him far to the left of his moderately conservative Indiana district.

Austin Bay | June 02, 2010

Obama's thrilling campaign rhetoric, however, has proved to be a transitory opium of the masses, and time and events have revealed Emanuel's zest for the opportunity a crisis offers ambitious men to be nothing more than embarrassing, hubris-drenched immaturity.

Bill Murchison | June 02, 2010

We learned from Robert Gibbs this week that President Obama's jaw was "clenched" as he considered in meetings a problem -- the blowout -- that he didn't know how to address.

Marybeth Hicks | June 02, 2010

This time, in its effort to assure the civil liberties of high school graduates and their families, the ACLU filed suit to protect folks from seeing religious iconography while attending a graduation ceremony.

Jacob Sullum | June 02, 2010

In a 1996 law review article, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan warned that campaign finance laws "easily can serve as incumbent-protection devices, insulating current officeholders from challenge and criticism."

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | June 02, 2010

A home is the biggest asset for most people. That's why it's necessary to insure it -- against fire, for example (and, here in California, against earthquakes).

Tue, Jun 01, 2010

Donald Lambro | June 01, 2010

As the catastrophic Gulf oil spill moves into its seventh week, the White House is still struggling to prove it is fully in charge of dealing with America's worst environmental disaster.

Carrie Lukas | June 01, 2010

The debate about how much this new health care law will cost Americans is far from over. Undoubtedly, as more of the law is implemented, we will learn more about its many hidden costs and consequences. But one thing is for sure, this new law will cost more, and like much, much more than the law's proponents promised.

Armstrong Williams | June 01, 2010

What in the world is going on at the White House that it can't get this Joe Sestak fiasco under wraps? Has it lost all sense of damage control? The latest information coming out over the weekend is even more troubling.

Frank Gaffney | June 01, 2010

In hindsight, it will probably be obvious that the missteps of the Obama administration vis a vis Israel were critical catalysts to a war that today seems ever more likely to engulf the Middle East, and perhaps the world more generally.

Meredith Turney | June 01, 2010

If there’s one thing all Republicans should be united on, it’s supporting every American as they pursue unlimited success—including financial prosperity.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | June 01, 2010

Memorial Day in DC is always filled with marches, concerts, and celebration. This year the city has had an unusual amount of activity all week.

Marco Rubio | June 01, 2010

America’s proud legacy of limited government, free enterprise and personal responsibility is under assault in Washington in the form of Obamacare, the so-called stimulus and cap and trade.

Caroline Glick | June 01, 2010

These words are being written before the dust has had a chance to settle on Monday night's naval commando raid of the Gaza-bound Turkish flotilla of terror supporters. The raid's full range of operational failures still cannot be known.

Thomas Sowell | June 01, 2010

Every year about this time, big-government liberals stand up in front of college commencement crowds across the country and urge the graduates to do the noblest thing possible-- become big-government liberals.

Chuck Norris | June 01, 2010

There is one gigantic obstacle that stands before America and our immigration crisis. And, quite frankly, it is in my estimation an insurmountable roadblock that will inhibit any resolution that enforces current immigration law, especially as it pertains to illegal immigrants. That barrier is not a people, policy or protocol. It is our president.

John Hawkins | June 01, 2010

If the United States can't finance its debt, the government would be unable to pay its bills; we could see runaway inflation, a worldwide economic crisis, a new "Great Depression" -- and unlike Greece, there is no nation or collection of nations big enough to bail us out.

Dennis Prager | June 01, 2010

Most Americans are aware that gay activism rarely presents itself as a movement solely for the rights of gays. For example, the acronym for the gay rights movement is "GLBT," meaning Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender.

Debra J. Saunders | June 01, 2010

If the eyes are the window to the soul, as the cliche goes, the political world has a corollary: Books written by candidates are the window into the soul the candidates would like you to believe they have.

Carol Platt Liebau | June 01, 2010

Last week, combating sinking poll numbers and impotent to contain the oil spill rapidly polluting the Gulf Coast, President Obama reportedly turned to his top aides and said, “Plug the damn hole.” His frustration, we’re told, was palpable.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 01, 2010

President Obama had a golden Memorial Day opportunity to show the country that (contrary to his left flank) he is not anti-military and not anti-Christian, by telling Attorney General Eric Holder to order the Park Service to permit volunteer veterans to replace the Mojave Cross that was stolen on May 9. But he let the atheists and those who sneer at our veterans win the day.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 01, 2010

Yesterday many families hit the beach, had picnics and enjoyed the traditional start of summer fun. Sadly, many never mentioned the reason for the holiday.

Mon, May 31, 2010

Allen Hunt | May 31, 2010

Barack Obama is drawing leadership inspiration from strange places.

The inevitable outcome of the Greek financial crisis - soon to be followed by comparable events in Portugal, Spain and probably Italy - will be the collapse of the Euro and a sharp halt in the momentum for European integration.

Janet M. LaRue | May 31, 2010

While the world waits to learn whether President Obama has successfully filled British Petroleum’s hole in the Gulf of Mexico, word has come from the White House that the Joe Sestak hole of felony proportions is plugged.

Michael Barone | May 31, 2010

People, even people in the Obama-friendly press, are beginning to say that the oil spill is Obama's Katrina. That it destroys his reputation for competence.

Star Parker | May 31, 2010

With the first round of primaries behind us, pundits are trying to nail down the national mood. Anti-Democrat? Anti-liberal? Anti-incumbent?

Mike Adams | May 31, 2010

I cannot imagine why someone would dedicate himself to a religion that provides just one of many equally valid paths to salvation. That’s why I was taken aback by my old friend Neal Boortz’ somewhat harsh treatment of a man who called his show some months ago and quoted John 14:6 as evidence that Christianity is the only path to heaven.

Caroline Glick | May 31, 2010

The Democratic Party is feeling the heat for US President Barack Obama's hostility towards Israel. In an interview with Channel 10 earlier this month, Democratic Party mega-donor Haim Saban characterized the Obama administration as ideologically aligned with the radical Left and harshly criticized its treatment of Israel.

Lurita Doan | May 31, 2010

Elizabeth Birnbaum, Director of Minerals Management (MMS) at the Department of the Interior, resigned over the BP spill, in a classic, sacrifice-a-pawn, let-the-heads-roll, political sacrificial lamb ploy that folks in DC have witnessed countless times. Someone had to go.

Debra J. Saunders | May 31, 2010

We know this much about who will win the Republican primaries for U.S. Senate and governor and who will represent Democrats in those races: The winners will be writers.

Bruce Bialosky | May 31, 2010

I recently was able to get my hands on a letter that President Obama wrote to the President of Mexico after his recent visit here.

Joseph C. Phillips | May 31, 2010

The truth is that Paul’s argument has more merit than the mushy multi-culturalism preached on the left.

Sun, May 30, 2010

David Stokes | May 30, 2010

The past 18 months have been the 1930s all over again—this is what we are being told. The problem is that the facts in no way support the story. Ignored is that fact that the 1930s were much tougher than anything any of us have had to experience recently.

Austin Hill | May 30, 2010

President Obama has a need to further stimulate the economy. But does the economy really need more Obama-styled stimulation?

Steve Chapman | May 30, 2010

A lot of Arizonans are upset about illegal immigration, and to learn why, you can't do better than the letter from Arizona State Sen. Sylvia Allen. Widely circulated on the Internet, it provides a pungent statement of the frustrations behind the new law stiffening enforcement -- while confirming that it's the wrong remedy.

Ken Connor | May 30, 2010

Over a month after the devastating explosion that took the lives of 11 workers and initiated the biggest offshore oil spill since Exxon Valdez, the oil continues to flow, and reports of corporate negligence and regulatory failure dominate the headlines.

Paul Jacob | May 30, 2010

"Public servant" is now just a euphemism for "selfish overlord."

Kevin McCullough | May 30, 2010

The narrative on the White House's influence on the Democratic Senate Primary Race in Pennsylvania for 2010, has had a hard time getting squared.