Sat, Jun 26, 2010

Why is President Obama suing to invalidate the Arizona law on illegal immigration?

Rich Tucker | June 26, 2010

Here’s something you don’t hear from a conservative every day: I’m a feminist.

Dan Gainor | June 26, 2010

A picture is worth 1,000 words or so we’re told. Here are a few: despicable, appalling, predatory and unprofessional.

John Armor | June 26, 2010

The whole career of Benjamin Franklin, from very young to very old, stands for the proposition that the press should be free to criticize the government – that when criticisms sting the most, they are the most essential. It follows that he would oppose any bill giving any President the power to shut down any part of the press in a self-declared “emergency.”

Fri, Jun 25, 2010

Ryan Lees | June 25, 2010

Amidst all the mistakes, misspeaks and obvious mechanical malfunctions, BP’s next move is to contribute $20 billion to an escrow account to pay out claims in the Gulf region. This sounds like humanitarianism and accountability, but there is something more sinister here. This is corruption. This is government domination of private business and this is political fundraising.

Kathryn Lopez | June 25, 2010

It's a wild political climate out there. In keeping with the blistering heat afflicting previously ultra-safe incumbents, a happily, comfortably retired Queens businessman by the name of Bob Turner thinks he can unseat his Democratic congressman, six-term Rep. Anthony Weiner, in November.

Rich Galen | June 25, 2010

The firing of Gen. Stanley McChrystal shone the global spotlight on Afghanistan when most of the world was pretty happy ignoring what has - or has not - been going on there.

Michelle Malkin | June 25, 2010

President Obama's Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is supposed to represent American workers. Yeah, right.

Brent Bozell | June 25, 2010

There has been no ceasefire in Comedy Central's war on Christianity.

Jonah Goldberg | June 25, 2010

We are constantly told that the American working man is so much worse off than he used to be. And if you measure income one way, you can make that case.

David Limbaugh | June 25, 2010

Remember the popular motto "What would Jesus do?" which was invoked by many Christians as a moral guidepost for daily living?

Mona Charen | June 25, 2010

President Obama's budget director Peter Orszag, who supposedly made "nerdy sexy," is skedaddling from Washington before the huge budgetary Potemkin facades he erected come crashing down.

Oliver North | June 25, 2010

Set aside for a moment how inconceivable it is that an article in Rolling Stone magazine could be the cause of anyone's being fired -- much less a U.S. commanding general in the midst of a war.

Pat Buchanan | June 25, 2010

In Year One of the Reagan Revolution, in which he was a shining star, Budget Director David Stockman told reporter William Greider: "Kemp-Roth (President Reagan's 1981 tax cut) was always a Trojan horse to bring down the top rate.

Suzanne Fields | June 25, 2010

Moral indignation and human outrage is writ large in the Holocaust memorials growing ubiquitous throughout Europe.

Michael Gerson | June 25, 2010

It is encouraging that President Obama, at least on foreign policy matters, still has the ability to surprise and impress.

David Harsanyi | June 25, 2010

Whenever I wander a few blocks from the newsroom, a pleasant young activist wearing environmentalist gear will approach me and politely inquire as to whether I "have a few minutes to spare for the environment."

Humberto Fontova | June 25, 2010

The Huffington Post’s Cuba-based writer, Margarita Alarcon, informs us that treating Cuba “this small island” as “a threat to U.S. integrity so much that the Department of State puts it on its list of terrorist nations is considered tantamount to political dementia.” In fact, Margarita Alarcon’s views closely parallel those of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency’s former Latin American head, Ana Belen Montes.

Jillian Bandes | June 25, 2010

Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill just hit the shores of Florida beaches, and a new, flashy poll has revealed that more and more Floridians oppose drilling off their shores. But Marco Rubio continues to buck political tides and support offshore drilling in his home state.

Matt Towery | June 25, 2010

For several months, it seemed that news stories more and more were persuading us that genuine economic recovery was well underway.

Linda Chavez | June 25, 2010

Conservatives should shed no tears over Gen. Stanley McChrystal's forced resignation as U.S. commander in Afghanistan this week.

Donald Lambro | June 25, 2010

A brief smile of satisfaction may have crossed George W. Bush's face when President Barack Obama said "Get me Petraeus" to take command of the war in Afghanistan.

Ken Klukowski | June 25, 2010

Today the Supreme Court dealt a setback to supporters of traditional marriage. But it’s not the defeat that gay-rights supporters (and many of their fans on the media) are hailing it as, and leaves open the possibility that traditional-marriage supporters may be the ones celebrating at the end.

Brian Walsh | June 25, 2010

In 2010, a year so far marked by anti-Washington sentiment and growing voter frustration, vulnerable Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy faces a formidable opponent and a tough fight.

Thu, Jun 24, 2010

Scott Wheeler | June 24, 2010

The only certain outcome here is that Obama now, definitely, “owns” this command. God help us all.

Diana West | June 24, 2010

So Gen. Stanley McChrystal lost his job. Does it matter?

Cliff May | June 24, 2010

Iran’s rulers have long embraced Stalin’s impeccable logic: “The people who cast the votes don't decide an election; the people who count the votes do.”

Dan Kennedy | June 24, 2010

President Obama finally met with BP leaders. Immediately thereafter, Tony Hayward was made a CEO in exile. Undoubtedly he’ll soon be an ex-CEO. When Obama wants a CEO fired, by gum, they are fired.

Howard Rich | June 24, 2010

Ponzi schemes rely on people falling for promises that are literally too good to be true – but the outcomes are never really in doubt for the perpetrators of these scams, are they?

Michael Reagan | June 24, 2010

Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who until today was the leader of U.S, and NATO forces in Afghanistan, has resigned in the wake of derogatory comments made by the general and his staff during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

Hugh Hewitt | June 24, 2010

After President Obama's serial petulence towards and treatment of everyone he perceives as a threat, we shouldn't be surprised that he took less than 40 hours to sack his hand-picked commander in Afghanistan even after Obama himself spent four months dithering over that commander's recommendations.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 24, 2010

Good leaders instill in their followers the belief that they can accomplish their task. They move obstacles out of the way and ensure that people are positioned correctly based on their talents and experience.

Michael Barone | June 24, 2010

We didn't need this. By "we," I mean the large majority of citizens who want America to succeed in Afghanistan. By "this," I mean the Rolling Stone article that quoted Gen. Stanley McChrystal and his aides saying uncomplimentary things about Barack Obama, Joe Biden and other civilian officials.

Victor Davis Hanson | June 24, 2010

Do you remember candidate Barack Obama offering his hope-and-change platitudes in front of the fake Greek columns during the Democratic convention?

Larry Elder | June 24, 2010

Mexico, whose president said Arizona's law "opens a Pandora's box of the worst abuses in the history of humanity," recently filed a brief in U.S. federal court to side with the law's opponents.

Cal Thomas | June 24, 2010

Gen. Stanley McChrystal's mistake was not indulging in -- and allowing his aides to indulge in -- locker room guy talk; his "mistake in judgment" was allowing a writer for the far-left, anti-war magazine, "Rolling Stone" apparently unrestricted and prolonged access to him and his aides.

Pat Buchanan | June 24, 2010

In confiding to Rolling Stone their unflattering opinions of the military acumen of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones, Dick Holbrooke and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, Gen. Stanley McChrystal and his staff were guilty of colossal stupidity.

Jillian Bandes | June 24, 2010

A massive increase in the national debt would be an inevitable part of this year’s budget proposal. To solve this problem, Democrats have decided to simply avoid proposing any budget at all.

Steve Chapman | June 24, 2010

In making and tolerating disparaging comments about his civilian superiors in front of a reporter, Gen. Stanley McChrystal failed a test of leadership, judgment and respect for his role in a democratic government. But most obviously, he failed an IQ test.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 24, 2010

President Barack Obama is less experienced than any modern president, and I am not sure he has had any more experience than any president, period. Maybe Millard Fillmore was less experienced.

Ross Mackenzie | June 24, 2010

Does the Constitution authorize the federal government to compel you -- or anyone -- to buy an electric toothbrush? What about a hula hoop? Rutabagas or Twinkies? A robotic vacuum cleaner? No? Then where do Congress and the Obamians get off saying the Constitution authorizes them to compel everyone to buy health insurance?

Wed, Jun 23, 2010

Ann Coulter | June 23, 2010

Even within the teeny-tiny range of approved liberal opinion in New York, disagreement will get you banned from the premises. And Elena Kagan is firmly entrenched in that NYC "tradition."

Thomas Sowell | June 23, 2010

The flap about General Stanley McChrystal's "resignation" was nobody's finest hour. But there are some painful lessons in all this that go beyond any of the individuals involved-- the general, the president or any of the officials at the Pentagon or the State Department.

Rich Galen | June 23, 2010

If I were Gen. Stanley McChrystal's boss, he not only wouldn't have to offer his resignation (I would have fired him), he would have had to pay his own cab fare home from Kabul.

Michelle Malkin | June 23, 2010

For all his John Wayne rhetoric on the BP oil spill, President Obama has failed to administer a swift kick to the ample, deserving rump of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

John Stossel | June 23, 2010

You know what the mainstream media think about guns and our freedom to carry them.

Walter E. Williams | June 23, 2010

The Gulf of Mexico disaster has been made worse because of Washington acts similar to Great Britain's tyrannical acts that caused our founders to rise up in rebellion in 1776.

Brent Bozell | June 23, 2010

Will conservatives be able to make a mark on the country, or will they return to their fecklessness during the Bush years?

Jonah Goldberg | June 23, 2010

It is a bizarre symptom of our hyper-rationalist age that people are forced to articulate why best friends are valuable to kids.

Tony Blankley | June 23, 2010

Is it possible for an American president to carry out accidentally an isolationist foreign policy?

Michael Medved | June 23, 2010

The separation of Al and Tipper Gore after forty years as husband and wife produced a flood of commentary concerning what’s purportedly impossible, and possible, in modern marriage.

Many say that the situation in Greece is a harbinger of what is coming to the United States. They are right. But first it will come to states like New York, California and Michigan, which are stretched way beyond their means and deeply in debt.

Michael Gerson | June 23, 2010

One problem with a political landslide of the kind that Republicans now contemplate in November is that it may also sweep into office various ideologues who become embarrassments -- candidates such as J.D. Hayworth and Rand Paul. Democrats are familiar with this possibility, because they have Sen. Al Franken.

Ben Shapiro | June 23, 2010

McChrystal's "resignation" wasn't about his violation of military protocol. McChrystal was fired because he made it clear to President Obama that he would no longer allow himself to be used as a scapegoat for America's failings in Afghanistan.

Terry Jeffrey | June 23, 2010

Preserving due process of law is not what's on President Barack Obama's mind.

Debra J. Saunders | June 23, 2010

In the age of Obama, what once was hailed as principled dissent has morphed into intolerable insubordination.

David Harsanyi | June 23, 2010

Your moral bearings obviously have been corrupted by high concentrations of carbon dioxide.

Austin Bay | June 23, 2010

The Euro-zone faces a crisis catalyzed by the potential default of big spending, low productivity nations -- Greece, Spain and Italy, with Portugal and Ireland also in trouble.

Paul Greenberg | June 23, 2010

It is a time, like all times, when serious issues await debate. What may set our time apart is how unseriously those issues are debated.

Mary Grabar | June 23, 2010

I’m part of a group that can be “ugly,” according to Paul Krugman.

Jacob Sullum | June 23, 2010

Obama's grandstanding money grab exemplifies the lawless unilateralism that he condemned as a candidate yet embraced as a president.

Marybeth Hicks | June 23, 2010

My college freshman almost had me convinced that I ought to change the house rules for her younger sister.

Ken Klukowski | June 23, 2010

Monday’s Supreme Court case on supporting terrorism saw retiring Justice Stevens side with the conservatives, while Justice Sotomayor went the opposite way.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | June 23, 2010

Even the most generous of impulses can be misinterpreted, especially those involving family and money.

Brian Walsh | June 23, 2010

The fight for New Mexico’s First District has shifted to Republican candidate Jon Barela’s favor.

Tue, Jun 22, 2010

Donald Lambro | June 22, 2010

A palpable mood of frustration and fear is coursing though the Obama administration and its Democratic counsels in the face of a growing political wave that threatens to engulf them all in the coming elections.

Armstrong Williams | June 22, 2010

We all should be absolutely alarmed by the current state of fatherhood in this country. It is terribly troubling that our society accepts fatherhood as a luxury, not a necessity. An involved, loving, active father has become the exception in this country, and it's time we make it the norm again.

Bill Roggio | June 22, 2010

Today, the administration seems unsure whether the Taliban are even a threat, and some advisors are implausibly arguing that even if the Taliban retook control of Afghanistan, the Taliban would not welcome al Qaeda there.

Larry Kudlow | June 22, 2010

Here are some thoughts on a few recent and important money-politics headlines.

Caroline Glick | June 22, 2010

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his colleagues are doing their best to put a pretty face on an ugly situation.

Jordan Lorence | June 22, 2010

The trial over the California constitutional amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman already took place where it should have—among the voters of California during the fall of 2008 when they debated its merits and decided to approve it. The U.S. Constitution permits the people or their elected representatives to decide public policy issues and to reaffirm the definition of marriage that existed even before the state and nation did. There is nothing bigoted or unconstitutional about doing so.

Grace-Marie Turner | June 22, 2010

The White House and its allies have just begun a multi-million dollar public relations effort – funded in large part by taxpayers – to try to convince senior citizens that ObamaCare is good for them.

Mario Diaz | June 22, 2010

The hearings on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court are set to start on June 28. So here are the top 10 questions Kagan should be asked at the hearings. Each question is, of course, meant to spark more discussion on Kagan’s judicial philosophy and her view of the proper role of a judge.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 22, 2010

The cover story of the summer edition of Salvo magazine screams, "Porn is a Drug… and the addiction is very real."

Thomas Sowell | June 22, 2010

A democracy needs informed citizens if it is to thrive, or ultimately even survive. In our times, American democracy is being dismantled, piece by piece, before our very eyes by the current administration in Washington, and few people seem to be concerned about it.

Chuck Norris | June 22, 2010

Over the past few months, a widely circulated e-mail has reported that President Barack Obama is not signing Eagle Scout certificates, which only 4-5 percent of Boy Scouts attain. Categorically, Internet watchdog sites, such as snopes.com, have classified the claims as "hogwash." But I have found a steady stream of White House whitewashing when it comes to the Boy Scouts of America.

John Hawkins | June 22, 2010

Middle-of-the-roaders and people who don't pay a lot of attention to politics have made a fetish out of bipartisanship.

David Limbaugh | June 22, 2010

Andy McCarthy is no conspiracy theorist, but that doesn't keep him from recognizing and warning us about the common goals of the Islamists and the hard left, both of whom pose a serious, active threat to America's freedom.

Mona Charen | June 22, 2010

Do we care what the world thinks of us? Should we? The Pew Global Attitudes Project surveyed people in 57 countries and found that President Obama's approval ratings have slipped a bit among Europeans, Latin Americans, and Asians.

Cal Thomas | June 22, 2010

June 18, 2010 marked the 70th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle's historic call to arms for the French to resist the Nazis and also Winston Churchill's "finest hour" address.

Debra J. Saunders | June 22, 2010

"If you can't budget, you can't govern," Rep. John Spratt Jr., D-S.C., proclaimed in 2006 when the House GOP leadership chose to dispense with passing a budget resolution.

Paul Greenberg | June 22, 2010

Surely it's just my fallible memory, but I can't recall a presidential address that has fallen as flat as Barack Obama's last week, at least not since Jimmy Carter gave his (in)famous Malaise speech back in the dismal summer of 1979.

Ed Feulner | June 22, 2010

It’s becoming a bad habit in Washington: policymakers tilting at windmills while ignoring real problems.

Mon, Jun 21, 2010

Bill Murchison | June 21, 2010

Congressman Barton, sir, never mind what the party leaders made you say in riposte to your own verbal thrust last week. You were right the first time -- right to call out the White House for tactics extralegal at best, embarrassing to many who continue for some odd reason to look to the Oval Office for moral leadership.

Byron York | June 21, 2010

About midway through his June 15 speech on the gulf oil disaster, Obama acknowledged that he had approved new offshore drilling a few weeks before the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion. But Obama said he had done so only "under the assurance that it would be absolutely safe." Where'd he get that from?

John Andrews | June 21, 2010

Are we fit to be free? That’s the big question for Americans to decide in election year 2010. Above the chatter of daily headlines, beyond the jockeying of parties, two opposing visions of human nature vie for expression in the political choices we will make.

Frank Gaffney | June 21, 2010

The top Republican on the Senate's Judiciary Committee has opened up an important new front in the debate over Solicitor General Elena Kagan's fitness to serve on the Supreme Court.

Jeff Stier | June 21, 2010

When journalists give an award to one of their own, you’d think they’d honor reporting that rises above that of others in journalistic quality.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | June 21, 2010

Father's Day has always been one of my favorite times. When I was growing up, I was excited to spend time with my father, Harry Sr, and his father, Simmie. My grandfather was a hardworking muscular man who stood 5 foot 10 inches. Although my lanky father’s 6’2” frame seemed to dwarf his father’s stature, they both seemed like giants to me. For the first 12 years of my life they towered over me both physically and emotionally.

Joseph C. Phillips | June 21, 2010

Appearing on CNN with Anderson Cooper, film director Spike Lee implored President Obama to infuse his handling of the Gulf oil spill with more emotion.

Rich Galen | June 21, 2010

If ever there was a Federal Emergency in need of Management, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill sponsored by BP would be it, and you might think that FEMA would be involved. They're not.

Michael Barone | June 21, 2010

Thuggery is unattractive. Ineffective thuggery even more so. Which may be one reason so many Americans have been reacting negatively to the response of Barack Obama and his administration to BP's gulf oil spill.

Star Parker | June 21, 2010

The anti-political establishment sentiment that is gripping the country reflects something more basic that is going on. What we have is a national renewal movement - a search and discovery mission by Americans to restate and restore those first principles that define us.

Ken Blackwell | June 21, 2010

Americans were blessed to have extensive experience of self-government when we made our bid for independence in the 1770s.

Caroline Glick | June 21, 2010

Israel is endangered today as it has never been before. The Turkish-Hamas flotilla two weeks ago precipitated a number of dangerous developments.

Lurita Doan | June 21, 2010

After 17 months of apologizing, kow-towing, bowing and tin-cupping around the world, President Obama has shown his true colors to the international community.

Terry Paulson | June 21, 2010

Thanks to the attention from Glenn Beck, a recent top seller on Amazon.com is Austria’s Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom. The book was written in 1944 to fight the drift from individual freedom and free-market competition to a growing dependence on economies controlled by central planning authorities. To Hayek, Stalin’s Soviet Russia was no better than the Nazi “National Socialists.” In all its forms, the increasing spread of socialism has and would always be a threat to individual freedom and economic progress.

Bruce Bialosky | June 21, 2010

Upon arriving in Australia we were greeted by a driver who was much like whoever has taken us to our first hotel in any country; an opinionated talker.

Jillian Bandes | June 21, 2010

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) is an outspoken opponent of SB1070, the Arizona immigration law. That’s an inconvenient thing to have on the books.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | June 21, 2010

Al Greene’s victory in South Carolina has puzzled everyone - Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.

Allen Hunt | June 21, 2010

Despite an ever-spewing undersea oil well, another increase in weekly jobless claims, and a nation ablaze with immigration concerns, President Obama has finally received good news.

Ken Klukowski | June 21, 2010

The legal world has been focused on a constitutional property-rights case before the Supreme Court.

Christopher Merola | June 21, 2010

On June 15, 2010, President Barack Obama made his first address to the nation from the oval office. Hearing his address, several things struck me.

Sun, Jun 20, 2010

Paul Jacob | June 20, 2010

Keep your eye on the shiny object. You are getting sleepy. Very sleepy. You will not notice the men behind the curtain. They are not important.

Doug Giles | June 20, 2010

Living in Miami, I knew I would have to pony up and be a major player in my little ones’ lives if I wanted them to escape being part of the local teen fart cloud.

David Stokes | June 20, 2010

Though President Barack Obama’s speech last Tuesday has by now been examined to death, I venture a few observations—more about the style and setting than the substance.

Salena Zito | June 20, 2010

As the administration kicks off a six-week push to reinvigorate its stimulus narrative, it will showcase jobs accompanying stimulus-funded projects.

Austin Hill | June 20, 2010

Think the “gay marriage” issue is off the table right now? Think again.

Debra J. Saunders | June 20, 2010

When activists (who are not necessarily students) were able to delay construction of a UC Berkeley sports center by living in trees for 21 months, there was no review of what went wrong.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | June 20, 2010

Business and capitalism are dirty words in many White House and progressive circles, except in two ways.

Steve Chapman | June 20, 2010

One of the reasons the federal budget is chronically in the red is that most people, historically, couldn't care less.

Janet M. LaRue | June 20, 2010

If the Omniscient Lord could be surprised, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s profession that her public policies are “giving voice” to “the values” of Jesus would be a stunner of biblical proportions.

Ken Connor | June 20, 2010

President Obama's administration has been tainted with the stain of hypocrisy from Day One, when news broke that he'd chosen to send his daughters to the elite private Sidwell Friends School.

Jerry DeBin | June 20, 2010

In a debate where the primary focus is a woman’s body and a woman’s right to choose whether or not to carry a child to his or her delivery, the “other partner,” the father of the baby, is rarely given consideration.

Kevin McCullough | June 20, 2010

Ok who's ready for a new federal law?