Sat, Sep 18, 2010

Doug Giles | September 18, 2010

For the record, I am not a terrorist, no matter what the mutant Janeane Garofalo says

Jonah Goldberg | September 18, 2010

Is Michael Bloomberg to blame for the deaths of the 18 Muslim men in Indian-controlled Kashmir who rioted over reports that someone in America burned the Koran?

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 18, 2010

This week's primary victories of Christine O'Donnell in Delaware and Joe DioGuardi in New York illustrate how the tea party is cleansing the Republican Party and installing true believers over professional politicians.

Larry Kudlow | September 18, 2010

Optimism has been hard for me this year. Our muddle-through economy and lackluster stock market, challenged by so many taxing, spending, and regulating problems coming out of Washington, are the reasons why.

Fri, Sep 17, 2010

Brian Walsh | September 17, 2010

New York’s 13th Congressional District doesn’t always follow the rest of the trends within the rest of New York City.

Humberto Fontova | September 17, 2010

Hired help might be hard to find nowadays—but not for Fidel Castro. Jack Benny had his Rochester. Louise Jefferson had her Florence. And Fidel Castro now has Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic magazine’s freshly-minted “Cuba-Expert.”

Alan Sears | September 17, 2010

As the often heated, sometimes bitter debates that characterized the Constitutional Convention roared back and forth, month after month, throughout the long summer of 1787, Benjamin Franklin found himself gazing more and more at the painted image carved on the chair used by George Washington, who was presiding over the convention. Franklin couldn’t decide, he told those sitting around him, if the image of a shining orb was supposed to represent the dawn of a new day…or dusk, and darkness coming on the land.

Meredith Turney | September 17, 2010

The shocking sticker price for a new Los Angeles school grabbed headlines across the nation.

Rich Galen | September 17, 2010

A day after the national press corps proclaimed the death of the Republican party because Christine O'Donnell won the GOP primary for U.S. Senate in Delaware, some really awful numbers came out showing why the geniuses in the Obama White House have got this all wrong.

Thomas Sowell | September 17, 2010

One of the many words that sound so attractive, to people who do not think beyond the word, is "disarmament."

Michelle Malkin | September 17, 2010

The so-called DREAM Act would create an official path to Democratic voter registration for an estimated two million college-age illegal aliens.

Brent Bozell | September 17, 2010

There's a telling scene in the Oscar-winning movie "The Hurt Locker."

David Limbaugh | September 17, 2010

I'm surely not the only one who notices the persistent efforts of the leftist establishment and certain establishment Republicans to portray mainstream conservatives, especially those inhabiting the tea party movement, as radicals and extremists.

Mona Charen | September 17, 2010

Amid all the good news from primary season -- the surging grassroots rejection of leviathan government being the theme -- there was one tragedy.

Oliver North | September 17, 2010

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Our "War Stories" team is here to document what's happening on our southern border.

Pat Buchanan | September 17, 2010

Is the Republican establishment losing it?

Suzanne Fields | September 17, 2010

NEW YORK CITY -- New York, New York, a wonderful town. The city is a study in "doubleness."

Michael Gerson | September 17, 2010

WASHINGTON -- Following the primary season, the position of the Republican Party is strong but precarious, like a bodybuilder on a tightrope.

Linda Chavez | September 17, 2010

Washington D.C.'s mayoral race may not have attracted as much attention as some other high-profile races in Tuesday's elections, but the results could have far-reaching impact across the country.

Diana West | September 17, 2010

Another Sept. 11 is behind us, leaving something new and disturbing, a dark spawn to examine with plenty of careful soul-searching.

Kathryn Lopez | September 17, 2010

Christine O'Donnell was ecstatic on election night. The winner of the Republican primary in Delaware was happy and beaming and passionate -- she's a natural in front of television cameras -- as she celebrated her unconventional win.

Paul Greenberg | September 17, 2010

Rarely does a single remark in the news, whether from politician or pundit, sum up the attitude of a whole class, in this case our betters.

Donald Lambro | September 17, 2010

WASHINGTON -- The national news media went wild over Christine O'Donnell's upset win Tuesday, when she overcame the Republican establishment's candidate, nine-term Rep. Michael N. Castle, in the Delaware primary.

Mary Grabar | September 17, 2010

“We are terrorizing ourselves.” So says Fawaz Gerges, professor at the London School of Economics.

Ross Mackenzie | September 17, 2010

A selection of quotations on current topics....

Douglas MacKinnon | September 17, 2010

All of the far-left and many shamefully from the establishment out-of-touch right who proudly inhabit glass houses bought with the hard-earned tax money of the American people, are eagerly casting stones at Delaware Tea Party victor Christine O'Donnell. Why?

Helen Whalen Cohen | September 17, 2010

To some, unions might all seem the same. But one stands out as particularly egregious. The National Education Association and state affiliates have an iron grip on America's education.

Thu, Sep 16, 2010

Russell Pearce | September 16, 2010

The Obama administration’s jihad against Arizona continues to rage. Most recently, it included SB 1070 (Arizona’s new immigration law) in a report to the United Nations on human rights abuses.

Cliff May | September 16, 2010

We Americans should be ashamed! What an intolerant, bigoted, hateful lot we are!

Hugh Hewitt | September 16, 2010

To get the country back on track, voters must break the back of the Democratic Party from north to south and from east to west.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | September 16, 2010

There's hope for America. I saw it this past weekend in Fairfield, Calif.

Brian Walsh | September 16, 2010

Maine’s 2nd Congressional District is shaping up to be something worth keeping a close eye on, as the incumbent Michael Michaud has made his mark on the state and Maine voters are growing weary of his partisan politics.

Tom Price | September 16, 2010

Economist Mark Zandi, who has served as an adviser to both President Obama and Senator John McCain, recently said that raising taxes on anyone in 2011 is “a gamble” that would increase the odds of the economy sliding back into a double-dip recession. No wonder Zandi opposes the tax hike Washington Democrats are about to administer. It is a high stakes wager we cannot afford to lose.

Thomas Sowell | September 16, 2010

Among the many words that don't mean what they say, but which too many of us accept as if they did, are those staples of political discussion, "liberals" and "conservatives."

Michael Barone | September 16, 2010

Two sets of numbers tell you a lot about an important difference between election year 2008 and election year 2010.

Victor Davis Hanson | September 16, 2010

Former President George W. Bush left office with the lowest approval ratings since Richard Nixon. In reaction, for nearly two years President Barack Obama won easy applause by prefacing almost every speech on his economic policies with a "Bush did it" put-down.

Larry Elder | September 16, 2010

Does America engage in massive and widespread violations of human rights? The Obama administration thinks so.

Michael Reagan | September 16, 2010

After some years of slumbering comfortably, the American people have awakened and they are hopping mad over what they have discovered was going on while they slept.

Ken Blackwell | September 16, 2010

During post-election analysis, Republican luminaries stumbled badly in discussing Christine O’Donnell on the night of the Delaware senatorial primary.

Cal Thomas | September 16, 2010

In arguing against extending the Bush-era tax cuts for "the wealthy," President Obama claims the government can't afford to "borrow" the estimated $700 billion he says it will "cost government." What about the cost of tax increases for those earning the money?

Debra J. Saunders | September 16, 2010

Consider Gingrich to be the right's Jerry Brown. Like the former and would-be next California governor, Gingrich talks big, but has no loyalty to his ideas.

Emmett Tyrrell | September 16, 2010

Steve Chapman | September 16, 2010

Here's my first impression of the tea party movement: It's a rabidly right-wing phenomenon with a shaky grasp of history, a strain of intolerance and xenophobia, a paranoia about Barack Obama, and an unhealthy reverence for Fox News.

Janice Shaw Crouse | September 16, 2010

Few political analysts thought Christine O’Donnell, political neophyte and perennial outsider candidate, would defeat heavyweight, nine-time U.S. Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary.

Wed, Sep 15, 2010

Ann Coulter | September 15, 2010

In the October issue of Vanity Fair now on newsstands, Michael Gross reverts to junior high school to issue gossip-girl digs at Sarah Palin. Next up in Vanity Fair: "Sarah Palin Super Stuck Up; Thinks She's All That."

Guy Benson | September 15, 2010

Senate Democrats on Tuesday defeated an amendment offered by Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) that would have rescinded a provision of the recently-passed health care legislation that will cripple American businesses and stifle job growth.

Rebecca Hagelin | September 15, 2010

Karl Rove's message is clear in the wake of his losing battle to protect his establishment power: Anyone who dares to challenge the Good 'Ole Boys Club will be punished - even if it means handing a senate seat to a liberal democrat.

Brian Walsh | September 15, 2010

New Hampshire is one of the country’s smaller states, but it carries a tremendous amount of weight in the arena of U.S. politics. Earning its title every year as one of the key indicators of the mood of the country, all eyes focus on New Hampshire during primary season. And with the current Democrat, Paul Hodes, looking for a new job in the U.S. Senate, this open seat is a solid opportunity for a GOP pickup.

Paul Kengor | September 15, 2010

It has been almost 50 years since Milton Friedman, Nobel economist, released his classic, Capitalism and Freedom. The book has slowly slipped from my course syllabus, not to mention that of the political elite. And why not? What Friedman said is now obvious.

Rich Galen | September 15, 2010

I didn't think Lisa Murkowski would lose to Joe Miller in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Alaska last week; and I certainly didn't think Mike Castle would lose to Christine O'Donnell in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate.

Thomas Sowell | September 15, 2010

Words are supposed to convey thoughts, but they can also obliterate thoughts and shut down thinking. As Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said, a catchword can "delay further analysis for fifty years."

Michelle Malkin | September 15, 2010

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is just the latest creepy keeper of the Obamacare enemies list.

John Stossel | September 15, 2010

Andrew Coulson, director of the Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom, writes that out of 14,000 school districts in the United States, just seven have cut their budgets seven years in a row.

Walter E. Williams | September 15, 2010

The nation's elite and the news media see being against the Obama-led agenda as being racist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, mean-spirited and insensitive.

Brent Bozell | September 15, 2010

How long ago it seems now that Barack Obama was inaugurated, and the Great Uniter championed "hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord

Jonah Goldberg | September 15, 2010

Though it is hard to fathom today, given that Jimmy Carter is one of the dullest personalities in American public life (and ranks high on the all-time dull list for carbon-based life forms generally), there was a time when he was seen as a deeply charismatic figure.

Tony Blankley | September 15, 2010

While public attention was diverted by whether or not Florida pastor Terry Jones and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf had reached a compromise, a report critical to our national security went virtually unnoticed.

Michael Medved | September 15, 2010

Will Barack Obama feel the temptation to enhance his claim to presidential greatness by transforming himself into an aggressive war leader?

Pat Buchanan | September 15, 2010

Is there anyone who has not weighed in on the Saturday night, Sept. 11, bonfire of the Qurans at the Rev. Terry Jones' Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla.?

Michael Gerson | September 15, 2010

It is a horrifying wonder of the Internet age that a failed, half-crazed Florida pastor with a Facebook account can cause checkpoints to be thrown up on major roads in New Delhi.

Terry Jeffrey | September 15, 2010

There has been such a cascade of stupid federal spending programs over the years it might seem nearly impossible to say which was stupidest of all.

Ben Shapiro | September 15, 2010

On the ninth anniversary of the greatest mass murder on American soil in the history of our country, Michael Moore issued a clarion call to the United States.

David Harsanyi | September 15, 2010

A few years ago, I asked a political operative what he did for a living -- as the answer is often less obvious than you imagine.

Jillian Bandes | September 15, 2010

This year, attention has been shifted from political races in California to the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in the Golden State.

Austin Bay | September 15, 2010

The struggle for Turkey's political soul continues -- and Turkey's self-proclaimed moderate Islamists are winning.

Jacob Sullum | September 15, 2010

During his presidential campaign, Barack Obama criticized the Bush administration for its excessive secrecy.

Matt Kibbe | September 15, 2010

There's a big difference between free enterprise and crony capitalism. One fosters competition to serve consumer demands but the other feeds off taxpayers and exploits privileged access to Washington's political class for private gain and protection from competitors.

Virginia Foxx | September 15, 2010

The abortion industry is in celebratory mode these days. They are rapidly achieving a long hoped-for goal of making chemical abortions more acceptable and easily accessible.

Hadley Heath | September 15, 2010

President Obama’s debt commission met this summer and painted a bleak picture of the national budget.

Tue, Sep 14, 2010

Donald Lambro | September 14, 2010

President Obama is escalating his class-warfare attacks on the Republicans for opposing his plan to let the Bush-era upper-income tax cuts expire at the end of this year.

Paul Greenberg | September 14, 2010

It's got to be the funniest or the saddest spy story of this post-Cold War period, or maybe both. The two, humor and pathos, blend inextricably in Russia. Like good and evil mixing.

Shawn Ambrosino | September 14, 2010

You don’t need to be a military intelligence officer to realize that Saudi Arabia’s firepower could get a healthy boost – compliments of the good ole U.S. of A.

Brian Walsh | September 14, 2010

Since being elected to represent California's 20th Congressional District in 2004, Jim Costa has proven to be little more than a placeholder for his liberal party leader from San Francisco.

Ed Feulner | September 14, 2010

Even America’s bitterest enemies understand why we mark July 4th with parades, speeches and fireworks: to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. We’re proud of our nation, and justifiably so.

Larry Kudlow | September 14, 2010

Sen. Mitch McConnell’s excellent floor speech Monday unleashed a political thunderbolt: The Obama plan for higher tax rates on the wealthy -- including successful earners, investors, and profitable small businesses -- is dead.

Armstrong Williams | September 14, 2010

Islam emerged from what is modern day Saudi Arabia in the 7th century, and never looked back.

Jillian Bandes | September 14, 2010

Reps. Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and Wisconsin's Fiscal Dreamboat (WFD) — also known as Rep. Paul Ryan — are releasing a new book today that outlines their plan for the Republican Party.

John Hawkins | September 14, 2010

Sometimes, when people get emotional while discussing radical Islam, they tend to paint Muslims with far too broad a brush.

Thomas Sowell | September 14, 2010

Seventeenth century philosopher Thomas Hobbes said that words are wise men's counters, but they are the money of fools. That is as painfully true today as it was four centuries ago.

Chuck Norris | September 14, 2010

If Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned last week that our rising national debt "poses a national security threat," should President Barack Obama or anyone in his administration be suggesting any economic plan that would increase it in any way?

David Limbaugh | September 14, 2010

Why did President Obama choose tolerance as the subject of his speech at the Pentagon ostensibly to commemorate the victims of 9/11?

Cal Thomas | September 14, 2010

Terry Jones, the Florida "minister" who threatened to burn the Koran on the anniversary of September 11, is as much a distraction from the real challenge facing America as was Senator Joseph McCarthy when it came to communism.

Dennis Prager | September 14, 2010

One of the most common self-assessments of the left is that conservatives rarely see nuances in moral questions, while liberals always do.

Pat Buchanan | September 14, 2010

The Rev. Terry Jones may just have exposed the ultimate futility of America's war in Afghanistan. Consider the portrait of frustrated impotence America presented to the world last week.

Debra J. Saunders | September 14, 2010

Why did Florida pastor Terry Jones garner all that media attention last week for threatening to burn Qurans on Saturday's 9/11 anniversary?

Rebecca Hagelin | September 14, 2010

When a diminutive Florida "preacher" threatened to burn a copy of the Koran on the anniversary of 9-11 it had an international impact for one reason.

Mon, Sep 13, 2010

Virgil Goode | September 13, 2010

George Landrith | September 13, 2010

If union bosses and a few industrial titans have their way, a hearing in a Washington, D.C. bureaucratic backroom this week will lead to higher prices on ordinary daily goods for virtually every consumer in America.

J. T. Young | September 13, 2010

While the line between legitimate and illegitimate taxes was clear in colonists’ minds, it should be equally clear that the revolution was not simply over tax legitimacy. Americans did not just hate taxes in theory, but in practice. The empire had many advantages for America, particularly in trade and defense. Still the cost of the accompanying taxes was too much.

Scott Wheeler | September 13, 2010

We have heard more angry attacks on Americans from the so-called peaceful Muslim world for the mere mention that a Koran might be burned than we have ever heard from them in condemning their fellow Muslims for perpetrating terrorist attacks on behalf of their religion.

Rich Tucker | September 13, 2010

This summer was filled with bad economic news. But let’s not dwell on the 9.5 percent unemployment rate. Let’s be optimistic -- rationally. After all, life is good, and getting better.

Brian Walsh | September 13, 2010

Democrat Jim Marshall has been sitting comfortably in his middle Georgia congressional seat since 2003. As he seeks re-election for a 5th term this fall, it appears he’s facing his toughest challenge yet. The incumbent is being called into the ring by Republican state representative Austin Scott, who is ready to make changes in Washington that will grow Georgia’s economy and create jobs.

Paul Greenberg | September 13, 2010

Rich Galen | September 13, 2010

The national Democrats, and their principal ally in the popular press, have signaled their plan for holding back the electoral tide on November 2: They will attempt to demonize John Boehner.

Ben Cannatti and Ford O'Connell | September 13, 2010

Ohio, the GOP’s most pivotal swing state in 2004, is proving once again to be fertile ground for Republicans in 2010. Despite the attention the current administration is lavishing on Ohio – President Obama has visited the state nearly a dozen times since taking office – Buckeye State Democrats are losing ground, and time is running out.

Mary Grabar | September 13, 2010

Howls of protest are coming from Los Angeles teachers whose evaluations on their effectiveness in raising student test scores have been published in the Los Angeles Times. But that is to be expected, for teachers are among the very few professions who feel that they can write their own job descriptions and evaluations.

Bruce Bialosky | September 13, 2010

The explosion of an issue on the national scene often seems to come from nowhere. That is really a misconception; what more accurately defines the process is that the issue bubbles to the surface of our culture and finally reaches what is called a “tipping point.” The definition of “tipping point” is the moment at which an object is displaced from a state of stable equilibrium into a new and different state. That has now occurred with what has become known as “anchor babies,” and the problem lies with the misinformation that has been bantered about.

Michael Barone | September 13, 2010

Obama's Health Czar objects to claims by health insurers that they are raising premiums because of increased costs imposed by the Obamacare law passed by Congress last March.

Terry Paulson | September 13, 2010

In a recent journey that connected two different times and two different continents, I’ve come to appreciate the impact that individuals can have when they struggle to find God’s will in their lives.

Lurita Doan | September 13, 2010

President Obama's recent plan for small business job creation is on shaky ground. Obama is relying on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to assist with loans and small business contracting, but reports show that the SBA has organization and leadership problems. The Partnership for Public Service's 2010 survey of Best Places to Work In The Federal Government shows SBA ranked fourth from the bottom.

Jillian Bandes | September 13, 2010

The tea party has something in common with fine wine: it gets better with age. This year’s 9/12 rally came replete with the types of moveable signs that were clearly crafted with care and the types of activists who are quick on their feet with chants and chatter.

Frank Gaffney | September 13, 2010

"Send in the Marines!"

Allen Hunt | September 13, 2010

Is any event so small that President Obama does not feel compelled to weigh in on it? Apparently not. Witness his recent impression of Mrs. O'Leary's famous cow when he turned Pastor Terry Jones into an international crisis. President Obama's intervention turned over a tiny lantern and set the entire world ablaze with hysteria over the pastor's plans to have his 50 church members burn a whopping 200 Korans. In Chicago, one cow's misstep set the whole city on fire. This time, thanks to the president, from a small ember in Florida came a globe-engulfing wildfire.

Sun, Sep 12, 2010

Doug Giles | September 12, 2010

Imam Feisal Rauf, fresh from his Middle East “Good Will Tour,” appeared on Larry King Live last Wednesday

Paul Jacob | September 12, 2010

Term limits, the nicest thing to wish upon any potential dictator.

David Stokes | September 12, 2010

It was a picture perfect day—but not for long. Sunshine and light breezes quickly gave way to the harsh winds of war. In a moment the world changed. In a moment we all changed. But now, nine years later, have we learned the lesson of September 11, 2001?

Humberto Fontova | September 12, 2010

The oldest gay-rights organization in Latin America is taking Fidel Castro to the International Court of justice in The Hague for “crimes against humanity.”

Guy Benson | September 12, 2010

Nine years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, thousands of Americans gathered near Ground Zero in downtown Manhattan on Saturday, raising their voices in protest against a proposed Islamic Mosque and community center just blocks from where the World Trade Center towers fell.

Salena Zito | September 12, 2010

Voters throughout river towns like this one, from the Mid-Atlantic through the Mid-West and into the Deep South, are frustrated with Washington.

Austin Hill | September 12, 2010

"This is a recruitment bonanza for al-Qaeda...” That’s how President Barack Obama, in a national television interview on September 9, described the plans of an American Pastor to hold a September 11th “Koran burning” event at his church in Florida.

Steve Chapman | September 12, 2010

It turns out Sarah Palin left the governorship of Alaska for a better position. She's become king -- King Midas, to be exact. Everything she touches turns to gold.

Ken Connor | September 12, 2010

For a long time, the western world has largely accommodated competing religious views with a "whatever floats your boat" mentality.