Sat, Jul 03, 2010

Ken Blackwell | July 03, 2010

President Barack Obama enjoyed his “hamburger summit” with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev last week.

When Obama could have passed comprehensive immigration reform -- when he still had 60 Senate Democrats -- he didn't lift a finger to push it.

Paul Driessen | July 03, 2010

It has become obvious that the Katrina analogy is inappropriate.

Rich Tucker | July 03, 2010

Shortly after Barack Obama rammed his health care “reform” bill through Congress on a strictly partisan vote, the great Wall Street Journal columnist Holman Jenkins observed that the president had obtained a political victory.

Dan Kennedy | July 03, 2010

Former Gov. Spitzer, hypocrite of hypocrites, should be a reality TV star, maybe on Celebrity Rehab or some show like Blago’s wife did.

Dan Gainor | July 03, 2010

This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a blogger.

Fri, Jul 02, 2010

Larry Kudlow | July 02, 2010

This whole debate about government stimulus versus austerity, and the impact of these policies on economic growth, misses a key point: It is business, not government, that creates jobs.

Sandy Rios | July 02, 2010

It was a shock to the national psyche when the Soviet Union broke up and the real truth about the world began to flood in.

Byron York | July 02, 2010

The police report of a Portland masseuse's sexual assault complaint is 73 pages long and extremely detailed.

Rich Galen | July 02, 2010

The question on the lips of many Great Thinkers in Your Nation's Capital yesterday was: Why did President Obama make that immigration reform speech?

Michelle Malkin | July 02, 2010

In his immigration speech on Thursday, President Obama heralded America as a "nation of immigrants" defined not by blood or birth, but by "fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear."

Brent Bozell | July 02, 2010

Oliver Stone shocked many when his movie "World Trade Center" was released in 2006.

Jonah Goldberg | July 02, 2010

It is a good rule of thumb not to speak ill of the dead. But what to do when a man is celebrated beyond the limits of decorum or common sense? Must we stay silent as others celebrate the beauty and splendor of the emperor's invisible clothes?

David Limbaugh | July 02, 2010

The Obama administration grows more arrogant, cavalier and fundamentally dishonest every day.

Mona Charen | July 02, 2010

The timing could hardly have been worse: Just days after President Obama shared a chummy hamburger with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev -- the better to dramatize our newly "reset" relations -- the FBI announced the arrest of 11 "deep cover" spies who have been paid and plied by Moscow Center for decades.

Oliver North | July 02, 2010

It was the speediest nomination, Senate confirmation hearing and vote to affirm a presidential appointment since Barack Obama moved into the White House.

Pat Buchanan | July 02, 2010

For those who can yet recall the backyard blast furnaces of Mao's China in the 1950s and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution to re-instill peasant values in the 1970s, the news was jarring.

Suzanne Fields | July 02, 2010

Not so long ago, most Americans regarded the Fourth of July as "Independence Day," and called it that -- celebrating liberty and freedom, prizing independence above all.

Matt Towery | July 02, 2010

You can bet that during this long holiday weekend, the name Ronald Reagan will be invoked reverentially by Republican candidates across the nation who are running for everything from city council to governor.

Linda Chavez | July 02, 2010

As someone who has long supported a major overhaul of our immigration laws, I'm sorry to say that President Obama's call this week for new legislation will only make matters worse.

Donald Lambro | July 02, 2010

The Obama economy is tanking, its growth rate is slowing, businesses are shedding jobs and a wave of pessimism has sent U.S. stock markets into a nose dive, threatening recovery.

Brian Walsh | July 02, 2010

Despite Oregon’s First Congressional District’s reputation as a slightly left-leaning district, out-of-touch Democrat David Wu faces a tough battle against Republican candidate Rob Cornilles this fall.

Thu, Jul 01, 2010

Donald Lambro | July 01, 2010

The Obama economy is tanking, its growth rate is slowing, businesses are shedding jobs and a wave of pessimism has sent U.S. stock markets into a nose dive, threatening recovery.

Michael Reagan | July 01, 2010

President Obama has had a rather challenging start to the Summer of 2010.

Kathryn Lopez | July 01, 2010

Usually, people want to stand up and be counted. During the most recent Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Solicitor General Elena Kagan, I wanted just the opposite.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | July 01, 2010

Finally, some Senate Republicans are talking as if a filibuster of Barack Obama's radical nominee to the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, is "possible."

Cliff May | July 01, 2010

When Congress breaks with tradition and actually says something and then goes on to do something both bold and consistent -- that should not go unremarked.

Marjorie Dannenfelser | July 01, 2010

The battle to dismantle the pro-abortion atrocity called Obamacare and to build a true Culture of Life is now underway, and a reckoning must happen for those turncoat Democrats.

Hugh Hewitt | July 01, 2010

"The economy is headed in the right direction," the president told his gathering of usual suspects, in a city where unemployment hovers at 14%. No, really, he said that.

Diana West | July 01, 2010

Anyone who believes that Gen. David H. Petraeus plans to overhaul the rules of engagement (ROEs) in Afghanistan due to the critical mass of ROE-caused casualties finally catching American's attention just wasn't listening to the general at his Senate confirmation hearing this week.

Frank Turek | July 01, 2010

Elena Kagan called the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy “a moral injustice of the first order.” A moral injustice of the first order? Where on her moral hierarchy is a real “first order” injustice like murder? Not high enough. For Elena Kagan, sexual standards that protect military readiness are a moral injustice, but tearing apart a baby in the womb is a moral right.

Michael Barone | July 01, 2010

About 10,000 men and women have served in the United States Congress. Robert C. Byrd, who died Monday at age 92, served longer than all the rest - -more than 57 years, with six in the House and 51 in the Senate.

Victor Davis Hanson | July 01, 2010

In the last 18 months, the Obama administration has made a number of seemingly insignificant remarks and gestures -- many well-intended and reasoned -- that might be interpreted as a new U.S. indifference to aggression.

Larry Elder | July 01, 2010

We need "a warrior," not "a flower child." The anguished mother of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan said this about President Barack Obama. She objects to the rules of engagement, which she feels caused her son's death.

Mike Adams | July 01, 2010

I can’t stand atheists. And I plan to do something about them. Thankfully, the U.S. Supreme Court has given me a powerful tool to use in my war against the godless.

Cal Thomas | July 01, 2010

The Court ruled that a public university is not required to subsidize campus groups it considers discriminatory.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | July 01, 2010

My children, who are 8 and 10, are five weeks into their 12 weeks of summer vacation. With the advent of summer comes an increase in their freedom. They do not have to walk out of the house to go to school at 7:30 in the morning. This means that they can stay up after 8 p.m. and sleep past 6:30 a.m.

Debra J. Saunders | July 01, 2010

As Oakland, Calif., awaits the verdict in the trial of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle for the 2009 New Year's Day shooting of Oscar Grant, some officials fear that violence will erupt in Oakland if the Los Angeles jury delivers a verdict that enrages area anarchists.

Jillian Bandes | July 01, 2010

Here are the top ten quotes from Solicitor General Elana Kagan as she goes into her fourth day of Senate hearings.

Steve Chapman | July 01, 2010

After the Supreme Court ruled that cities and states must respect the right of individuals to own handguns for self-defense, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley declared the justices to be divorced from reality. "They don't seem to appreciate the full scope of gun violence in America," he charged.

Maggie Gallagher | July 01, 2010

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan seemed taken aback when asked a simple question at her confirmation hearings: Are you a legal progressive? "I honestly don't know what that label means," Kagan said. Let's help professor Kagan out.

Marvin Olasky | July 01, 2010

How much do any of us remember about the specific content of college classes?

Ross Mackenzie | July 01, 2010

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, in a 1995 piece for the University of Chicago Law Review: "When the Senate ceases to engage nominees in meaningful discussion of legal issues, the confirmation process takes on an air of vacuity and farce, and the Senate becomes incapable of either properly evaluating nominees or appropriately educating the public."

Wed, Jun 30, 2010

Terry Jeffrey | June 30, 2010

Elena Kagan was not only to the left of President Bill Clinton on partial-birth abortion, but a fair reading of a memo she wrote in 1996 indicates she believed Clinton was a little squishy on the issue.

Ann Coulter | June 30, 2010

The two main points being made by Democrats in support of Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court merely serve to remind us that Democrats are inveterate liars.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | June 30, 2010

This past week Rev. Jeremiah Wright emerged again from the ashes of obscurity to the spotlight. Like the mythical phoenix rising again from the fires of death, Wright is still politically alive after becoming a symbol of racism and division for mainstream America.

Janice Shaw Crouse | June 30, 2010

Many of us have known for years that the scientific community is not as pristine pure as they’d like the public to think; politics has long been alive and well at American universities and among the peer-review networks. It is still shocking, however, to discover that the White House has tampered with scientific findings.

Ken Klukowski | June 30, 2010

On June 28, the Supreme Court handed down a deeply-disturbing decision in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez.

Rich Galen | June 30, 2010

One hundred years after de Tocqueville did his tour of America the concept of "enlightened self-interest," as he defined, it took a hit when America and the rest of the industrialized world were plunged into what we have come to know as the Great Depression.

Jillian Bandes | June 30, 2010

Anyone watching the SCOTUS hearing is familiar with Elena Kagan denying recruiters on Havard’s campus because the military’s policy towards homosexuality was in conflict with Harvard’s (and Kagan's) "non-discrimination" policy.

Michelle Malkin | June 30, 2010

President Obama is finally uniting the left and the right -- in joint opposition to his administration's chronic sabotage of transparency and public disclosure rules.

John Stossel | June 30, 2010

For all its problems, America is a great place. And one thing that makes America great is its prosperity.

Walter E. Williams | June 30, 2010

Imagine you are an unborn spirit whom God has condemned to a life of poverty but has permitted to choose the nation in which to live.

Brent Bozell | June 30, 2010

It's not cute when reporters play dumb. Last year, when Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, CBS anchor Katie Couric said labeling her "won't be easy."

Jonah Goldberg | June 30, 2010

Robert Bork was the last Supreme Court nominee to give serious answers to serious questions. But because he was successfully anathematized by the left, no nominee since has dared show Borkian forthrightness. Elena Kagan continues that tradition.

Tony Blankley | June 30, 2010

Wouldn't it make sense for those of us who believe in original intent to support only nominees who hold to the standard of the mainstream of legal thought as of Sept. 17, 1787?

Cal Thomas | June 30, 2010

What should be done with a man who infiltrated the terrorist group Hamas, spied for Israeli intelligence and broke up terror attacks, saving countless Israeli, as well as Palestinian, lives?

Michael Medved | June 30, 2010

National anger at corruption and incompetence in Washington centers increasingly on a peculiar, profoundly maddening quirk of the Obama administration: its consistent, irrational impulse to reward bad behavior and to punish constructive conduct.

Michael Gerson | June 30, 2010

My political friendships and sympathies are increasingly determined not by ideology but by methodology.

It's one thing to say that President Obama's administration showed its ineptitude and mismanagement in its handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. It is quite another to grasp the situation up close.

Ben Shapiro | June 30, 2010

Al Gore didn't merely invent the Internet. He invented romance.

Austin Bay | June 30, 2010

Gen. Stanley McChrystal's relief of command by President Barack Obama has a recent precedent, at least one that involves the issue of respect for the military chain of command, a magazine article and the end of a fine military career.

Jacob Sullum | June 30, 2010

On Monday, the Supreme Court thankfully ruled that the Second Amendment applies to states and cities as well as the federal government.

Brian Walsh | June 30, 2010

In a year when House Democrats are running to separate themselves from their radical leadership, Larry Kissell will have a tough time defending his near-constant support of their radically liberal agenda.

Katie Gage | June 30, 2010

In the last several weeks, one element of labor policymaking has come into great focus. It is clear that Big Labor bosses understand there is not sufficient support among elected officials to enact their job-killing agenda.

Marybeth Hicks | June 30, 2010

There’s a case to be made that a principal job of parents is to help our children toward an understanding of what is and is not possible.

Tue, Jun 29, 2010

Horace Cooper | June 29, 2010

Lovers of liberty rejoiced when the news arrived Monday that the Supreme Court had finally ruled that gun ownership is an individual fundamental liberty.

Janet M. LaRue | June 29, 2010

For several weeks the temperature in the hill country of central Texas has been in the 90’s with high humidity. Daily clouds promise rain, but so far all they’ve produced is oppressive discomfort accompanied by erratic thunder.

David French | June 29, 2010

Supreme Court justices substitute their own highly individualized and sometimes prejudiced judgments for the judgment of individual citizens.

Hans A. von Spakovsky | June 29, 2010

At least one political appointee in the Obama administration is already trying to implement long-range plans for maintaining liberal control of the bureaucracy within the executive branch. Consider the letter sent last month to the Senate and House Appropriations subcommittees with jurisdiction over the Justice Department on behalf of Thomas Perez, President Obama’s Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.

Deborah O'Malley | June 29, 2010

With Elena Kagan’s confirmation hearings well underway, her approach to foreign law remains an important concern.

J. T. Young | June 29, 2010

A recent poll revealed some startling facts about America’s political perceptions. Which party does America see as the most extreme? The Democrats. That answer is surprising, not only by its margin, but in the recent and dramatic change in viewpoint. And the answer is even more important, because nowhere does perception equal reality more than in politics.

Caroline Glick | June 29, 2010

On Sunday the Schalit family embarked on a cross-country march to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's residence. They set out two days after the fourth anniversary of IDF Sgt. Gilad Schalit's captivity. His captor is not Netanyahu. His captor is Hamas.

Armstrong Williams | June 29, 2010

In our great system of American government, we have come to believe that age is a good thing. The older our elected officials — the theory goes — the better equipped and more seasoned they are to handle the challenges of running a government across our continental country.

Ken Klukowski | June 29, 2010

On June 28, the Supreme Court handed down the most consequential decision of this term in the historic gun-rights case, McDonald v. Chicago. Now the Second Amendment right to own a gun extends against every level of government, in a complex 5-4 decision that shows President Obama is using the Supreme Court to push a gun-control agenda.

John Hawkins | June 29, 2010

The oil spill in the Gulf AKA Obamatrina has been a disaster for everyone involved.

Thomas Sowell | June 29, 2010

Now that the Supreme Court of the United States has decided that the Second Amendment to the Constitution means that individual Americans have a right to bear arms, what can we expect?

Chuck Norris | June 29, 2010

Last week, I discussed a series of evidences regarding how President Barack Obama is leading the White House pack in distancing his administration from the Boy Scouts of America.

David Limbaugh | June 29, 2010

Observing President Obama's relentlessly reckless approach to our nation's fiscal integrity is reminiscent of the signature phrase of Mad magazine's Alfred E. Neuman, "What, me worry?"

Mona Charen | June 29, 2010

Had it not been for opposing war, President Obama might never have catapulted to the White House.

Cal Thomas | June 29, 2010

What should be done with a man who infiltrated the terrorist group Hamas, spied for Israeli intelligence and broke up terror attacks, saving countless Israeli, as well as Palestinian, lives?

Dennis Prager | June 29, 2010

If you believe that Americans have lousy health care, it is probably not because you have experienced inferior heath care.

Pat Buchanan | June 29, 2010

President Obama is being hailed for toughness in his firing of Gen. McChrystal and brilliance in his replacing him as Afghan field commander with Gen. David Petraeus, who managed the George W. Bush "surge" in Iraq that saved this nation from an ignominious defeat.

Debra J. Saunders | June 29, 2010

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR5175, also known as the Disclose Act, by a 219-206 vote. "Disclose," you see, is an acronym for "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections."

Phyllis Schlafly | June 29, 2010

When Kagan was dean of Harvard Law School, she presented a guest speaker who is known as the most activist judge in the world.

Bill Murchison | June 29, 2010

The purposes of politics are murky and mixed: the public weal, the advancement of this-and-that, and ... and ... in Robert Byrd's case, as everyone knew but discussed only occasionally, the construction of personal empires founded on constituent gratitude.

Ed Feulner | June 29, 2010

For decades, liberals have promoted welfare as a “hand up, not a hand out.” Now, with the cost of American welfare programs pushing toward $1 trillion per year, it’s time to make that slogan a reality.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 29, 2010

Conrad Black has had his principles, and they are not much different from mine, though he is Canadian.

Carrie Lukas | June 29, 2010

Washington can't prevent every disaster. Yet it shouldn't be in the business of making new disasters out of old ones.

Mon, Jun 28, 2010

Maggie Gallagher | June 28, 2010

When it comes to children, so many voices seem to be saying, there's nothing special to celebrate about the father.

Byron York | June 28, 2010

Democrats are fooling themselves. The basic indicators of voters' intentions -- their general mood and attitude toward the policies of Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid -- are clear and solid.

Paul Kengor | June 28, 2010

I could pretend I’m surprised by this, feigning shock, but I’m not. As I said, the left behaves completely differently in power compared to when it’s out of power. And certainly don’t expect any apologies to George W. Bush.

Paul Greenberg | June 28, 2010

As if Louisiana and the rest of the Gulf coast hadn't been hurt enough by a succession of disasters natural and man-made, the Obama administration has chosen to pile on by arbitrarily banning deep-water drilling for six months.

Frank Gaffney | June 28, 2010

The supremacist program authoritative Islam calls Shariah is big on symbols. Arguably, none is more effective than its practice of building mosques on its conquests' most sacred sites.

Steve Everley | June 28, 2010

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

Lurita Doan | June 28, 2010

President Obama has a sneaky technique: co-opt Bush Administration accomplishments and repackaged them as Obama Administration successes.

Rich Galen | June 28, 2010

You would think there would be SOME good news SOMEwhere in the Administration. Alas, you would be wrong.

Joseph C. Phillips | June 28, 2010

On July Fourth we celebrate the idea that all men should live free. Alas, that freedom is purchased at a price.

Michael Barone | June 28, 2010

Democrats are reportedly planning to raise $125 million for a campaign to sell Obamacare to the voting public.

Mike Adams | June 28, 2010

A former student called my office recently to vent about a boy who suffers from Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD).

Star Parker | June 28, 2010

A cab ride in Washington, DC on a weekday afternoon in June gives you a feeling of the national mood.

Caroline Glick | June 28, 2010

General Stanley McChrystal has paid a huge price for his decision to give Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings free access to himself and his staff.

Bruce Bialosky | June 28, 2010

The self-imposed Greek financial tragedy has rocked the world economy and brought the European Union almost to its knees, but you ain’t seen nothing yet. The parallels between what has caused Greece to get to this point and the looming disaster in California go way beyond the surface. Whether California will have the same effect on America that Greece has had on Europe is yet to be determined.

Carol Platt Liebau | June 28, 2010

This year, for the first time since modern budgeting began, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has simply refused to pass a budget resolution.

Matt Barber | June 28, 2010

I don’t often do book reviews (this is my first in fact), but after reading “How Evil Works,” I felt compelled to put pen to paper.

Ken Klukowski | June 28, 2010

Federal law makes it a crime to use the U.S. mail or wire-transfer services in a fraudulent scheme.

Brian Walsh | June 28, 2010

The historically Republican-leaning district, where George W. Bush won easily during both of his campaigns, went narrowly for Obama in the 2008 election, handing him 51% of the vote. However, in 2009, the citizens of Virginia’s Second Congressional District sent a clear message to Washington by voting for Governor Bob McDonnell with nearly 62% of the vote.

Allen Hunt | June 28, 2010

Surely there must be at least five optimists left in America, but so help me, I can only find Rich Karlgaard of Forbes and myself.

Sun, Jun 27, 2010

Meredith Turney | June 27, 2010

It was an ending so dramatic that even Hollywood’s best writers couldn’t have scripted it.

Paul Jacob | June 27, 2010

A big enterprise, unconcerned about safety, heedless of human costs, bent only on a narrow set of interests. The problem? No concern for profits.

Doug Giles | June 27, 2010

Obama fired General Stanley McChrystal for committing the unpardonable sin: He told the ugly truth about Obama.

Salena Zito | June 27, 2010

From the Great Depression to today’s recession, Ohio’s capital has weathered economic downturns marginally better than her Rust Belt neighbors thanks to a diverse economy.

Austin Hill | June 27, 2010

Today, Congressman Harry Mitchell appears to be on a path to electoral defeat, because of eighteen months of cheerleading and adoration of a President with a very self-serving agenda.

Debra J. Saunders | June 27, 2010

Did GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman shove an employee when she was CEO of eBay?

Steve Chapman | June 27, 2010

Sen. Russell Pearce, author of Ariz. law SB1070, has another idea: denying citizenship privileges to anyone born in his state to undocumented parents.

Ken Connor | June 27, 2010

It's been a rough few weeks for BP CEO Tony Hayward. Watching the embattled executive weather several hours of angry cross-examination on Capitol Hill last week, one almost felt sorry for the man.