Sun, Jun 20, 2010

Kevin McCullough | June 20, 2010

Ok who's ready for a new federal law?

Sat, Jun 19, 2010

To the left, the oil spill is not an index of presidential competence or an issue in the political sphere.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 19, 2010

A good Father's Day gift would be to reform the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), make it gender-neutral, and assure men that family courts will accord them constitutional rights equivalent to those enjoyed by murderers and robbers.

Paul Driessen | June 19, 2010

America needs decisive leaders who understand what government can (and cannot) do to stop the Gulf gusher, clean up the mess, and get business, jobs and prosperity back on track.

Rich Tucker | June 19, 2010

Maybe, instead of easing Helen Thomas out the door, we should have listened more closely to her.

Marvin Olasky | June 19, 2010

Who knows whether we have not come to this place in order to risk our reputations

Katie Gage | June 19, 2010

Big Labor’s agenda of enacting the Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA) wasn’t seeing much traction in Congress and union bosses were finding other ways to push their plans through.

Janice Shaw Crouse | June 19, 2010

The study that supposedly "probes" that gay couples are good parents is neither objective nor comprehensive.

Kenneth Bandler | June 19, 2010

Instant universal condemnation of Israel, with no criticism of Hamas, after the flotilla clash with Israel’s navy, has not helped those who truly seek peace. Rather, the world has further emboldened Hamas in its rejectionist stance. “May 31 was and will be a turning point,” Haniyeh declared. “It marks the beginning of the delegitimization of the Zionist project in our country.” The Hamas leader, for sure, was not speaking only of Gaza.

Fri, Jun 18, 2010

Larry Kudlow | June 18, 2010

Amidst all the political jockeying over the BP catastrophe, the main players are missing what is really uppermost on America's mind.

Scott Wheeler | June 18, 2010

President Obama has now transformed the United States into an official “state sponsor of terrorism” a designation, that when applied to other countries, means no aid, no trade, you are now an adversary of the U.S. and her allies.

Kathryn Lopez | June 18, 2010

Gulf Coast water may not be clear, but the difference between talk and action, between inexperience disguised in a well-scripted package and actual leadership, is.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | June 18, 2010

At first blush this sounds like an outlandish question with a conspiratorial twist.

Brian Walsh | June 18, 2010

The voters in New Mexico’s Second District have a clear choice as they decide between former Congressman Pearce, who held the seat from 2003 to 2009 (when he stepped down to run for the US Senate) and Pelosi puppet Harry Teague.

Hugh Hewitt | June 18, 2010

It is hard to find anyone who doesn't like John Kasich.

Rich Galen | June 18, 2010

Another circus was presented on Capitol Hill yesterday when the CEO of BP, Tony Hayward, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee about his company's role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Donald Lambro | June 18, 2010

If you were hoping for a repeat of those town hall meetings last summer where Democrats were confronted by angry voters who opposed President Obama's health care bill, well, forget it. They're cancelled.

Michelle Malkin | June 18, 2010

Thanks to their international "human rights" advocates, Gitmo detainees receive art therapy, movie nights and video games at their U.S. taxpayer-funded camp in Cuba. Now, the left's bleeding heart lobby wants to provide similar taxpayer-sponsored perks to illegal alien detainees on American soil.

Jonah Goldberg | June 18, 2010

A little over a year ago, President Barack Obama reversed George W. Bush's restrictions on embryonic stem cell research.

David Limbaugh | June 18, 2010

President Obama's oil spill speech revealed, once again, how stunningly shameless he is. This relentless ideologue is not even marginally competent at masking his ongoing crusade to apply a wrecking ball to every sector of our economy and remake it in his own image.

Mona Charen | June 18, 2010

When the New York Times covered a party in honor of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's new book, "Nomad," they placed it on the same page as a sympathetic story about American Muslim women who choose to wear the full cover. The placement was telling.

Pat Buchanan | June 18, 2010

"The narrative ... has been too negative."

So says Defense Secretary Robert Gates of political and press commentary about the war in Afghanistan.

Suzanne Fields | June 18, 2010

The sun shines bright on an unusually warm day for early June. Men, women and children in t-shirts arrayed in black, red and gold, the national colors, celebrate the German national soccer team playing for the World Cup in South Africa.

Michael Gerson | June 18, 2010

"I would reinstate the Mexico City policy," Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told me, removing an uncertainty of his own creation. Promoting abortion with international family planning funds is one of "a thousand things we shouldn't be spending money on."

Jillian Bandes | June 18, 2010

In Alabama’s second district, local tea party activists held a “no-show townhall” with a mannequin of their Democratic Representative, Bobby Bright, because Bright refused to hold a town hall meeting himself. Then, the activists took a microphone and spoke to the mannequin.

Linda Chavez | June 18, 2010

The night he locked up the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama predicted that generations hence, people would look back on the historic day as "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."

Humberto Fontova | June 18, 2010

For some reason, 90 per cent of Cuba’s Jews saw fit to flee Castro’s Cuba, at the cost of most of their earthly belongings.

Meredith Turney | June 18, 2010

Fifty-seven days. For nearly two months Americans have watched the nation’s largest environmental disaster unfold in the Gulf of Mexico.

Joel Mowbray | June 18, 2010

Lost amid the hand-wringing over Israel’s botched flotilla raid last month and speculation about the diplomatic fallout for the Jewish state has been perhaps the most significant development, namely the resurgence of Hamas.

Howard Rich | June 18, 2010

In its latest attempt to mitigate public outrage over out-of-control government growth, the administration of President Barack Obama has instructed a handful of federal agencies to cut their budgets by five percent.

Brent Bozell | June 18, 2010

"Who was Bob Hope?" To anyone over 35, that seems like such a strange question.

Oliver North | June 18, 2010

For two months, the Obama administration has been skirting the truth about its inept response to the April 20 BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion and the resulting fire and oil spill.

David Harsanyi | June 18, 2010

I have faith that Barack Obama will turn calamity into political opportunity.

Thu, Jun 17, 2010

Meredith Turney | June 17, 2010

The President realized he could not allow the out-of-control oil spill and its ensuing public relations disaster to continue to drag down the public’s confidence in his leadership. And so he decided to use one of the president’s most powerful tools: an address to the nation.

Diana West | June 17, 2010

We may not live in an Islamic world -- yet -- but we do live with an Islamic worldview. Witness the uniformly Islamicized consensus that met Israel's successful if costly defense of its Gaza blockade.

Thomas Sowell | June 17, 2010

The widespread belief is that government intervention is the key to getting the country out of a serious economic downturn.

Paul Greenberg | June 17, 2010

Despite all their expertise, our scientists and leaders seem at a loss when it comes to plugging a spewing hole in the ocean floor.

Jillian Bandes | June 17, 2010

Ernest Franz is the kind of guy you want to talk to if you’re interested in what’s happening with the Gulf oil spill. He’s the President of Environmental Sampling, Inc., a 20-person firm that has been treating oil spills and conducting hazardous waste cleanup in the Louisiana area for almost 25 years. Townhall's Jillian Bandes gets the dish.

Cliff May | June 17, 2010

President Obama's policy of "engagement" with Iran can be viewed as an experiment. There was at least a chance that it was only President Bush with whom Iran's theocrats did not want to engage.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 17, 2010

This past Saturday, while watching the World Cup match between the United States and England, a friend and I chatted about the state of U.S. politics. "Is it getting worse," Brad posited, "or are we more aware of what is going on?"

Victor Davis Hanson | June 17, 2010

Ronald Reagan came into office with the idea of rolling back the Soviet Union. Reagan hoped that such an evil empire might collapse from its inability to match a newly confident United States.

Michael Barone | June 17, 2010

Andrew Cuomo, son of three-term Democratic Gov. Mario Cuomo is the only Democrat with a significant polling lead in the governor races in our eight largest states, which together have 48 percent of the nation's population.

Larry Elder | June 17, 2010

President Barack Obama, in an Oval Office speech about the disastrous Gulf oil spill, described the federal effort to cap, contain, clean up and restore. He demanded that BP set up a fund to compensate those hurt by the spill -- setting aside whether he possesses the legal authority to require it.

Ken Blackwell | June 17, 2010

I had an extraordinary experience today. I was welcomed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to the U.S. Capitol. She was greeting those guests who had come to honor the memory of the slaves who contributed immeasurably to building this Temple of Freedom.

Cal Thomas | June 17, 2010

Trying to gain momentum he might have had in the initial days following the BP oil disaster, the president took aim at several targets.

Debra J. Saunders | June 17, 2010

Note to President Obama: The catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill did not happen because Americans -- actually, the industrialized world -- have an "addiction to fossil fuels," as you suggested in Tuesday's Oval Office address.

Matt Towery | June 17, 2010

Barack Obama won the presidency by promising change that both Democrats and many independent voters could "believe in." The latest Towery Poll of the nation illustrates why his approval rating has plummeted.

Steve Chapman | June 17, 2010

The other day, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked what will happen if the people running BP decline to go along with everything the administration demands of it. "The president," he replied with chilly menace, "has the legal authority to compel them to do so, and if they don't, he will."

Emmett Tyrrell | June 17, 2010

The campaign to overturn in the courts California's Proposition 8 is a perfect example of one of my most deeply held findings. Check that! Two of my most deeply held findings.

Ross Mackenzie | June 17, 2010

The great, now late, Art Linkletter was widely appreciated for the humor he saw, as catalogued in, for instance, his book "Kids Say the Darnedest Things." So do grown-ups -- particularly if they hang out in the fever swamps of the left.

Wed, Jun 16, 2010

Ann Coulter | June 16, 2010

Democrats have decided that Alvin Greene's surprise victory in the South Carolina Democratic senatorial primary must be the result of a Republican dirty trick.

Patrick J. Michaels | June 16, 2010

Ominous words are emanating again from the president on climate change and energy independence, this time as "a response" to the Gulf oil catastrophe.

Maggie Gallagher | June 16, 2010

The Prop 8 trial is not a case about California law. This is the case that will decide the future of marriage for the entire country.

Rich Galen | June 16, 2010

There are very few people, on either side of the aisle, who think President Obama did himself any good in his first Oval Office speech last night.

Michelle Malkin | June 16, 2010

According to Obama, in times of crisis, you can never have enough unelected, un-vetted political appointees hanging around.

John Stossel | June 16, 2010

I'm confused. When I walk around busy midtown Manhattan, I often smell marijuana. Despite the crowds, some people smoke weed in public.

Walter E. Williams | June 16, 2010

George Orwell admonished, "Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious." That's what I want to do -- talk about the obvious.

Brent Bozell | June 16, 2010

Republican women won gubernatorial primaries in South Carolina and New Mexico. The national media had plenty to say about Nikki Haley of South Carolina before the election, which is to say they had an endless regurgitation of unproven adultery charges.

Jonah Goldberg | June 16, 2010

A rolling "dead zone" off the Gulf of Mexico is killing sea life and destroying livelihoods. Recent estimates put the blob at nearly the size of New Jersey.

Tony Blankley | June 16, 2010

Since last summer, President Obama has publicly doubted whether Afghan President Hamid Karzai's corruption and incompetence make him a fit partner for our policy goals in Afghanistan.

Michael Medved | June 16, 2010

At his core, Barack Obama is a leveler – an eraser of distinctions. Most Americans savor his unique ability to blur divisions based on race.

Caroline Glick | June 16, 2010

Since the navy's May 31 takeover of the Turkish-Hamas flotilla , Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his advisors have deliberated around the clock about how to contend with the US-led international stampede against Israel.

As he has done with the banks, AIG and the car companies, Obama extends his left hand offering subsidies and then proffers his right laden with regulations.

Michael Gerson | June 16, 2010

In past elections for North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, authorities have reported 100 percent voter participation and a 100 percent approval rate for all the candidates. During the last election, however, the government admitted a 99.98 percent voter turnout -- though public approval held steady at 100 percent. Such are the increments of North Korean concessions to reality.

Ben Shapiro | June 16, 2010

There are only two other true contenders for the title of "worst president in U.S. history": Jimmy Carter and James Buchanan. Can we add Obama to that list yet?

Terry Jeffrey | June 16, 2010

Politically, Obama's ideal American was an unmarried, unchurched, poor and inexperienced individual.

David Harsanyi | June 16, 2010

You know what journalism could really use more of? Government participation.

Austin Bay | June 16, 2010

Economic fragility and its usual partners, political and economic corruption, are killers.

Jacob Sullum | June 16, 2010

The Arizona campaign finance law sets an initial level of public funding for each state election. Participating candidates get a check for that amount. They also receive matching funds if their nonparticipating opponents spend more.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | June 16, 2010

Most young adults have received no instruction about personal finance at the moment they need it most: when entering the work force and starting "real life."

Marybeth Hicks | June 16, 2010

This week my eldest daughter began a summer internship in Washington, DC. She is so enamored of our nation’s capital she even likes the humidity that leaves bus fumes hanging in midair like carcinogenic cotton candy.

Brian Walsh | June 16, 2010

One of the GOP’s best candidates in the country, Pat Meehan, is taking on state Representative Bryan Lentz in a highly competitive race in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Hans A. von Spakovsky | June 16, 2010

Judicial "activism" is being redefined by liberals to mean something entirely different.

Tue, Jun 15, 2010

Donald Lambro | June 15, 2010

Two months into the ongoing Gulf oil disaster, President Obama is still playing the political blame game instead of seeking a solution to the worst environmental catastrophe in U.S. history.

Herb London | June 15, 2010

There is a contagion of madness in Western Europe. It is not merely the preemptive conciliation that afflicts politicians who are ready to subordinate Christian civilization to Islam; it is the wholesale program to promote socialism, even if it leads to economic ruination. While over-extended socialist Europe faces collapse from Spain to Greece, overtaxed Sweden is eager to instruct immigrants on how to get free benefits from the government.

Rick Berman | June 15, 2010

As the national debt spirals out of control – it just passed the $13 trillion mark and shows no sign of slowing down – those up for election should heed one piece of advice: You ignore the debt at your own peril.

Armstrong Williams | June 15, 2010

This country is crying out for leadership, on both political and religious levels. America is in desperate need of a revival. It’s during these dark days when the Catholic Church should rise to meet the challenge. Yet it remains so tangled in its own web of deception and institutional cover-ups to offer any credible, moral leadership.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 15, 2010

What we need when Father’s Day arrives on Sunday is nothing short of a family revolution, led by America’s fathers.

Thomas Sowell | June 15, 2010

The big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is bad enough in itself. But politics can make anything worse.

Chuck Norris | June 15, 2010

Last week, I discussed a series of evidences about how God is being omitted from American life, culture and politics. This week, I will detail the No. 1 advocate for a godless society: our president.

John Hawkins | June 15, 2010

There's a time and a place for everything. For example, there may be nothing wrong with building a museum of Japanese military history, but would the place for that be Pearl Harbor?

David Limbaugh | June 15, 2010

I cannot be the only one who feels as if every new day brings a new assault on this nation and its people by this administration. Indeed, many people I know say they can't even watch the news anymore because it's so depressing. And it is.

Mona Charen | June 15, 2010

When the Deepwater Horizons rig blew up and spawned a terrible oil spill on April 22, my administration's response was conditioned by decades of liberal and leftist thinking about business and government.

Cal Thomas | June 15, 2010

Having sponsored a flotilla of boats containing activists with ties to known terrorist groups, Turkey, a member of NATO, appears intent on embracing Islamic radicalism.

Dennis Prager | June 15, 2010

Almost 30 years ago, Rabbi Harold Kushner wrote "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," a powerful book that propelled him to national and international renown. Though we have differed on some important theological matters, many of the book's insights have been indispensable to me in understanding God and suffering.

Pat Buchanan | June 15, 2010

Even lifelong Democratic pol Steny Hoyer, majority leader of the U.S. House, is balking at Barack Obama's latest bailout proposal.

Debra J. Saunders | June 15, 2010

In March, the Senate passed a compromise bill by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., to reduce the crack/powder disparity to 18-to-1. The bill passed by unanimous consent -- which should make it a shoo-in. Instead, the bill is languishing in the House Judiciary Committee.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 15, 2010

The media are forever trying to create a division in the Republican Party between those who care most about so-called social issues and those who want priority for fiscal issues. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is the most recent politician to fall into this trap by asserting that the next president "would have to call a truce on the so-called social issues."

Ed Feulner | June 15, 2010

June tends to be the busiest month for high-school students … and Supreme Court justices. That’s when students take their finals, and the justices issue their final rulings on the year’s most important cases.

Brian Walsh | June 15, 2010

Texas' twenty-third district, stretching along the USA-Mexico border for hundreds of miles between El Paso and San Antonio, is one of the largest in the country.

Douglas MacKinnon | June 15, 2010

During his first inaugural address in 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously but inaccurately claimed that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Leaving aside the fact that 77 years later, many of Roosevelt’s socialist leanings serve as a roadmap for President Obama, the inescapable reality of 2010 is that the only thing we have to fear is political unaccountability, an unethical media, liberal judicial activists, and those among us who want and demand something for nothing.

Mon, Jun 14, 2010

Bill Murchison | June 14, 2010

If the wizards who run the machines produced half as much energy with their policies as they do with their lungs, America would be in terrific shape for energy.

Byron York | June 14, 2010

Buried deep inside a federal newsletter on March 16 was something called a "notice of solicitation of comments" from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the Department of Labor.

Katie Gage | June 14, 2010

For months, small businesses and their allies in Washington, D.C. and across the country have been warning anyone who would listen that Big Labor's Employee ‘Forced’ Choice Act (EFCA) is a job-killer .

Carrie Lukas | June 14, 2010

Taxes on corporations never just hit some boogeyman called “big business.” Businesses are ultimately people: customers, employees, and investors. We end up paying those business taxes, even when they are officially directed at unpopular entities from Wall Street to oil companies.

Frank Gaffney | June 14, 2010

As early as this week, the United States Senate may turn to the annual legislation known as "The National Defense Authorization Act" (NDAA) that is supposed to provide the Pentagon what it needs to defend our nation.

Janice Shaw Crouse | June 14, 2010

Once again, popular music follows contemporary culture. Beyonce’s pop hit, “Single Ladies,” celebrates today’s cohabitation scene.

Mary Grabar | June 14, 2010

Hank Johnson seems to be doing little except sending out newsletters bragging about the stimulus in his re-election effort.

Rich Galen | June 14, 2010

The Obama White House is in full bunker mode. Don't believe me?

Brian Walsh | June 14, 2010

With incumbent Congressman Mark Kirk running for President Obama’s Senate seat, Republicans are well positioned to continue their thirty year hold on Illinois’ 10th Congressional District.

Michael Barone | June 14, 2010

How bad a defeat did labor unions suffer when Sen. Blanche Lincoln defeated their candidate and won the Arkansas Democratic runoff last week?

Mike Adams | June 14, 2010

Go ahead and toss your Bible in the trash along with Blue like Jazz. It’s just a bunch of words from a bunch of people.

Star Parker | June 14, 2010

New Census data shows the continued trend that the United States is becoming a nation increasingly less white.

Caroline Glick | June 14, 2010

The first rule of strategy is to keep your opponent busy attending to your agenda so he has no time to advance his own.

Lurita Doan | June 14, 2010

Last week's news that Congress will likely be unable to pass the FY2011 budget came and went without a whimper. That is a pity.

Joseph C. Phillips | June 14, 2010

I am an assistant coach on my middle son’s youth football team. Football practice begins in August and I have spent the last two weeks reading up on defensive alignments, surfing coaching websites, and sending e-mail to some of the high school coaches in the area begging for coaching tips.

Jillian Bandes | June 14, 2010

Liberal activists say that British Petroleum has shirked its responsibilities in dealing with the gulf oil spill, so they’ve started a boycott of the company. Like many boycotts, this one doesn’t seem to be very effective.

Bruce Bialosky | June 14, 2010

Why is it that when politicians forget the facts about their resumes, the reason is never to leave something off – it is always to enhance some aspect?

Sun, Jun 13, 2010

David Stokes | June 13, 2010

The other day it came out that Reuters had published doctored photographs related to the recent Gaza Flotilla incident. The images were “cropped” in order to make the good guys look bad and the bad guys look better. A picture, so it is said, is worth a thousand words.

Salena Zito | June 13, 2010

If you’re keeping score of who is better at getting Democrats elected this cycle, President Obama is 0-for-4 while former president Bill Clinton is golden at 2-for-2.

Austin Hill | June 13, 2010

The devastation of our coastline is the worst part of it. But, oh, the painful lessons of the Gulf oil spill.

Debra J. Saunders | June 13, 2010

As part of a union-backed "independent" expenditure campaign in support of Attorney General Jerry Brown's gubernatorial effort, the California Nurses Association has formed a retinue that trails GOP gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman with a cartoonish figure named "Queen Meg."

Steve Chapman | June 13, 2010

Not long ago, Barack Obama was pilloried for being too activist, too meddlesome and too inclined to see himself as the messiah.

Ken Connor | June 13, 2010

A week after Congress passed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (otherwise known as Massive Bank Bailout Number One), noted journalist and polemicist Christopher Hitchens penned a scathing indictment of the measure.

Paul Jacob | June 13, 2010

Progress. It begins in earnest with trade. It doesn't end with widespread pessimism.