Sat, Oct 23, 2010

Doug Giles | October 23, 2010

The only way the woefully unpopular progressives can score a win

Brian Walsh | October 23, 2010

Illinois might be the home state of Barack Obama, but those who call its 17th Congressional District home have lost confidence in our President’s agenda—and the lawmakers who vote in support of it.

Kathryn Lopez | October 23, 2010

Right instincts are resonating on the campaign trail this year.

Ken Blackwell | October 23, 2010

There’s a concerted effort to marginalize those who think marriage is important. In doing so, the left wants to shut out millions of Americans at the grassroots.

Holly Pitt Young | October 23, 2010

The numbers are as startling as tragic. According to the Daily Mail, “Up to 20,000 people have died needlessly early after being denied cancer drugs on the NHS, it was revealed yesterday.

Brett Schaefer | October 23, 2010

October 24 is United Nations Day - an official, international public holiday commemorating the organization's creation in 1945. In the minds of most Americans, United Nations Day probably ranks on par with, say, “Leif Erikson Day” in terms of importance. But as long as our calendars prompt us to remember the UN, let’s take a look at it.

Gary McCaleb | October 23, 2010

On Oct. 12, one federal judge wrested control of the American military from the other two branches of government and ordered the immediate worldwide acceptance of open homosexual/bisexual behavior in the military. Two days later, the Department of Justice appealed that deeply flawed decision in Log Cabin Republicans v. Gates—a decision that should never have been made. The lower court should have honored the constitutional separation of powers that vests Congress and the President with control of the military.

Russell Pearce | October 23, 2010

I knew Arizona’s SB 1070 would be controversial when I introduced it, but I did not expect the national immigration debate to revolve around a state law.

Dan Gainor | October 23, 2010

The Left is bringing out its best and brightest complete with clown cars.

Fri, Oct 22, 2010

Dan Kennedy | October 22, 2010

A Texas medical dispute lights the future of economic centralization.

Rich Galen | October 22, 2010

Juan Williams was fired from National Public Radio for a comment he made on Fox (with whom he has also had a long-term contract) in which he said on the Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor.

Brian Walsh | October 22, 2010

This November, voters in Mississippi’s Fourth Congressional District have a prime opportunity to take back a Republican seat in this traditionally conservative district.

Jonah Goldberg | October 22, 2010

No one has asked President Obama a simple question: If your philosophy is so great, how come the countries that have embraced it for generations are so much poorer than us?

Thomas Sowell | October 22, 2010

Among long-time politicians who are being seriously challenged for the first time this election year, Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts best epitomizes the cynical ruthlessness which hides behind their lofty rhetoric.

Michelle Malkin | October 22, 2010

In the wake of commentator Juan Williams' feckless firing by National Public Radio, supporters on the Internet sounded a cheeky rallying cry: "Free Juan!" But Williams has now been liberated from the government-funded media's politically correct shackles.

Guy Benson | October 22, 2010

LAS VEGAS – Last Thursday, Sharron Angle soundly defeated Harry Reid in the lone debate of their high-octane campaign. During my final 12 hours in Nevada, I sat down with a senior GOP operative and a high-level Angle campaign aide to discuss the Silver State’ s Senate slugfest.

David Horowitz | October 22, 2010

I spoke last night a Brandeis University, as usual under the auspices of College Republicans and with no institutional or faculty sponsorship.

Brent Bozell | October 22, 2010

Rocco Landesman is the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Boy, does he know how to spin the official line on offensive art.

Robert Spencer | October 22, 2010

Is the Council on American-Islamic Relations really a "Muslim NAACP" or something much more sinister?

David Limbaugh | October 22, 2010

Many are preoccupied speculating about the magnitude of the impending Republican electoral victory, but I don't think it's putting the cart before the horse to caution that we also ought to be concerned -- now -- about what Republicans will do if they do recapture control.

Oliver North | October 22, 2010

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has replaced an old axiom, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," with one of its own: "If it ain't broke, fix it till it is."

Pat Buchanan | October 22, 2010

Before the Tea Party philosophy is ever even tested in America, it will have succeeded, or it will have failed, in Great Britain.

Michael Gerson | October 22, 2010

WASHINGTON -- The controversy surrounding Christine O'Donnell's constitutional views -- does she deny the existence of the establishment clause? dispute its location in the First Amendment? reject that it mandates the "separation of church and state"? -- is mainly the result of the candidate's own imprecision.

Suzanne Fields | October 22, 2010

Maybe the radical feminists deserve a little pity, or at least a bit of tea and sympathy.

Linda Chavez | October 22, 2010

For prejudice to become discrimination requires action. But all Williams did was talk about his anxiety.

Matt Towery | October 22, 2010

I didn't set out in life to be the CEO of a company that conducts public opinion polls.

Humberto Fontova | October 22, 2010

An incident a few years back helps explains why so few deer "infestations" bedevil us in Dixie.

Jillian Bandes | October 22, 2010

The Jews made it out of Egypt and survived the Seven Day war. They can also probably save Pat Toomey’s Senate campaign.

Donald Lambro | October 22, 2010

WASHINGTON -- What do President Obama and the Democrats know about creating jobs? Judging by the anemic number of private-sector jobs being produced under their policies, not much.

Sandy Rios | October 22, 2010

New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino chose not to march in the New York Gay Pride Parade saying, “that’s not the example we should be showing our children.” His opponent attended the parade, and even took along his kids.

Thu, Oct 21, 2010

Paul Greenberg | October 21, 2010

It was wholly a pleasure to learn that something I wrote got you to thinking about a great teacher you once had.

Howard Rich | October 21, 2010

After Bush Republicans used “The Big Lie” to grow government and rack up huge deficits, President Barack Obama is now using it to expand government further.

Diana West | October 21, 2010

How did we grow callous to these open wounds of war?

Guy Benson | October 21, 2010

Just before he uttered the words that ended his distinguished career at NPR, Juan Williams foretold his own demise: "I think political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don't address reality."

Armstrong Williams | October 21, 2010

Imagine what might have happened if Anita Hill had accepted Ginni Thomas' olive branch.

Cliff May | October 21, 2010

An African-American woman who affects a Jewish-sounding surname as a running joke storms off the stage in response to what she regards as the slander of Muslims. Only in America.

Larry Kudlow | October 21, 2010

The falling dollar is on most everybody’s mind, especially in financial markets here at home and globally. A currency war? World protectionism? Race to the bottom?

Thomas Sowell | October 21, 2010

You would be hard pressed to find a politician who is less frank than Congressman Barney Frank.

Hugh Hewitt | October 21, 2010

A series of stories, statements, and hurried denials from Republicans this week should have served to alert every sitting Republican member of Congress that, even if November 2 brings good or even great news, November 3 should not be a day of backslapping old friends and celebrating the return of chairmanships and budgeting authority.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | October 21, 2010

This past weekend, in campaign events, President Obama used fear to talk about fear.

Victor Davis Hanson | October 21, 2010

Americans know more about Lady Gaga than they do about the Afghan war, the Predator war inside Pakistan or the vicious drug war in Mexico.

Michael Barone | October 21, 2010

One of the constant refrains of the so-called mainstream media is that tea party candidates are blithering incompetents and weird wackos.

Larry Elder | October 21, 2010

Is President Obama evil or "just" wrong? A Rasputin or a Chamberlain?

Mona Charen | October 21, 2010

Only in France could a labor action sound like a tasty appetizer. They call it "escargot," but they're not referring to snails in a buttery/garlic sauce.

Ken Blackwell | October 21, 2010

Best proof that politics, not principle, is guiding the actions of the Obama administration: Nidal Hasan’s arraignment has been held over for three weeks at Fort Hood—until after the midterm elections.

Cal Thomas | October 21, 2010

Debra J. Saunders | October 21, 2010

Across the pond, British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition is calling for 19 percent cuts in government spending.

Jillian Bandes | October 21, 2010

Kristi Noem has been dubbed the “next Sarah Palin,” but she’s keen on distancing herself from that title.

Steve Chapman | October 21, 2010

To many people who dislike the Obama administration, Rahm Emanuel is the sordid embodiment of the Chicago Way.

Emmett Tyrrell | October 21, 2010

The Democrats are about to be beaten by something that they do not in their heart of hearts think exists: a huge national majority.

Steve Chapman | October 21, 2010

To Rahm Emanuel's enemies on the shores of Lake Michigan, he is to Chicago what Brett Favre is to Green Bay: a refugee, not a resident.

Brian Walsh | October 21, 2010

In one of the more interesting and fastest developing House races to watch this fall, former Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is taking on Rep. Patrick Murphy, the Democrat who ousted the freshman Fitzpatrick by just over 1,500 votes in the 2006 wave.

Ralph Benko | October 21, 2010

The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman recently issued a critique of the Tea Party Movement: The Tea Kettle Movement. He observes: The Tea Party that has gotten all the attention, the amorphous, self-generated protest against the growth in government and the deficit, is what I’d actually call the “Tea Kettle movement” — because all it’s doing is letting off steam.

Ross Mackenzie | October 21, 2010

How conservative -- how adamantly anti-leftist and anti-Democrat -- are members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars? This much.

Wed, Oct 20, 2010

Ann Coulter | October 20, 2010

In all of life's tribulations, there is nothing so aggravating as being condescended to by an idiot.

Michael Reagan | October 20, 2010

California is broke -- flat broke. Two of the reasons for the state's desperate financial crisis are seeking yet another chance to completely wreck the state's economy.

Ryan Lees | October 20, 2010

couple weeks ago, I drove out of Alexandria City into Fairfax County, then through Prince William County, exiting the D.C. suburbs into the Real America. In the midst of D.C. you forget what a representative is. When you travel outside during election time, you see where a representative comes from.

Robert Knight | October 20, 2010

As many incumbents contemplate the death of their political careers, it’s a good time to remind them of their unfinished work in fending off the death tax.

Donald Lambro | October 20, 2010

Obama's trip to Ohio Sunday was his 11th visit to the pivotal Midwest state as president, but the soaring oratory and political promises were not working as they did in 2008.

Guy Benson | October 20, 2010

Dr. Joe Heck projects a quiet, earnest confidence about his chances in his very close election battle against freshman Congressional Democrat Rep. Dina Titus.

Maggie Gallagher | October 20, 2010

Do I have blood on my hands? Major gay rights groups are saying so. Each of us who opposes gay marriage, they say, is responsible for the terrible and tragic suicides of gay teens that recently hit the news.

Rich Galen | October 20, 2010

How will you know if there is truly a wave on election day, November 2?

Jillian Bandes | October 20, 2010

In city after city, scores of Floridians came to cheer Marco Rubio's campaign, which has been enjoying a double-digit lead for several weeks now.

Thomas Sowell | October 20, 2010

There was a reason why employers in the middle of the 19th century had signs that said, "No Irish need apply" -- and why employers in the middle of the 20th century no longer had such signs.

Michelle Malkin | October 20, 2010

We are in the era of Democratic Extreme Girls -- Big Nanny handmaidens who demand control of your children, your health care, your energy use, your pocketbook and your news.

John Stossel | October 20, 2010

"I thought unions were great -- until at Chrysler, the union steward started screaming at me. Working at an unhurried pace, I'd exceeded 'production' for that job."

Walter E. Williams | October 20, 2010

One of the greatest sources of confusion and deception is the difference between leftists, progressives, socialists, communists and fascists.

Brent Bozell | October 20, 2010

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid finally appeared in a debate Oct. 14 in Las Vegas with his Republican opponent, Sharron Angle. The appearance might come as a surprise to consumers of the national media.

Jonah Goldberg | October 20, 2010

It took 410 days to build the Empire State Building, four years to erect the Golden Gate Bridge. Meanwhile, the "race" to rebuild the World Trade Center approaches its second decade.

Tony Blankley | October 20, 2010

In 2011, the two major legislative initiatives of the tea party Congress, should that happen, will be to get a grip on the deficit and to begin reversing the intrusion of the federal government in American lives and business.

Michael Medved | October 20, 2010

Reservations about Islam, and even fears of the Muslim faith’s influence on the world at large, don’t constitute paranoia or intolerance if you look at the facts.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 20, 2010

A fundamental change is gripping the Republican grass roots as they animate the GOP surge to a major victory in the 2010 elections.

Ben Shapiro | October 20, 2010

Why am I grateful for President Obama? Here are five reasons.

Terry Jeffrey | October 20, 2010

The National Endowment for the Arts distributed $1.4 million in special "stimulus" grants to 37 private nonprofit "arts" organizations located in the city of San Francisco.

David Harsanyi | October 20, 2010

Americans are in no mood for know-it-alls who think sailing is a sport.

Austin Bay | October 20, 2010

The cyber-warrior scenario goes something like this: If the worm is a computer worm (or other digital malware) infecting a dam's computer system, it might be possible to use the malicious code to take control of the supervisory operating system.

Paul Greenberg | October 20, 2010

Man was reminded of the great things he is capable of when the Chilean miners were rescued.

Ed Feulner | October 20, 2010

We use a variety of yardsticks to judge whether our country is on the right track. Is inflation up? Has unemployment dropped? What’s the stock market doing today?

Jacob Sullum | October 20, 2010

In 2005, the Supreme Court said the federal government's power to "regulate commerce ... among the several states" extends to the tiniest speck of marijuana wherever it may be found, even in the home of a patient who grows it for her own medical use in compliance with state law.

Ed Feulner | October 20, 2010

Are Americans, who have long prided themselves on their freedom and self-reliance, becoming more dependent on government, or less?

Brian Walsh | October 20, 2010

In southwestern Arizona, newly vulnerable Democrat incumbent Raúl Grijalva is locked in an unexpectedly tight race against rocket scientist and Republican candidate Ruth McClung.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | October 20, 2010

As tax advantaged retirement savings accounts, both a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA have their advantages.

Tue, Oct 19, 2010

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | October 19, 2010

They’ve done it again -- the D.C. Council is remaining true-to-form as they plan to allow notaries public to perform marriage ceremonies.

Armstrong Williams | October 19, 2010

ObamaCare has destroyed economic recovery and become a “Jobs Reduction Act.”

Rachel Marsden | October 19, 2010

Aside from “60 Minutes,” there isn’t a single news or information program to be found in any of the top 10 TV lists.

Mike Adams | October 19, 2010

I’ve received a number of messages over the past few weeks speaking to a general sense of emptiness...

Thomas Sowell | October 19, 2010

Somebody eventually had to say it -- and German chancellor Angela Merkel deserves credit for being the one who had the courage to say it out loud. Multiculturalism has "utterly failed."

Guy Benson | October 19, 2010

Bill Clinton is wagging his finger and issuing a warning to a crowd of about 800 voters gathered in front of the Old Orange County Courthouse in downtown Santa Ana.

Chuck Norris | October 19, 2010

The White House's wish almost came true last week. It was hoping most of us and even the mainstream media would miss the release of the Congressional Budget Office's preliminary report on the 2010 federal fiscal year. And most did.

John Hawkins | October 19, 2010

There were a surprising number of black Republican candidates running this year. Initially, there were 32 candidates in the hunt, which was the largest field of black Republicans running for the House since Reconstruction. However, many of those candidates lost their primaries and so now we're down to 14 candidates.

David Limbaugh | October 19, 2010

Memo to those who believe Obama is going to move to the center following his upcoming electoral smack-down: Dream on!

Mona Charen | October 19, 2010

Here's a technique they don't teach in campaign school: Patronize the voters. President Obama, speaking at a fundraiser in Boston, said, "People out there are still hurting very badly, and they are still scared.

Neal Boortz | October 19, 2010

There’s a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Ken Blackwell | October 19, 2010

Conservatives in Congress need to move quickly to staunch the flow of blood, literally, in our military. The Fort Hood shootings proved convincingly that political correctness is lethal.

Cal Thomas | October 19, 2010

The question thrown in the face of tea party activists and other conservative Republicans when they talk of cutting spending is, "Where would you cut?"

Dennis Prager | October 19, 2010

After I became a Republican in the early 1990s -- in a recent column, I explained how emotionally difficult it is for a Democrat to vote Republican, let alone become one -- I concluded that I had left the dangerous party and joined the stupid party.

Pat Buchanan | October 19, 2010

Is Europe's adventure in international living about to end?

Debra J. Saunders | October 19, 2010

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., has seized on the Tyler Clementi story to advocate for a new federal law.

Phyllis Schlafly | October 19, 2010

All sides admit that jobs are the No. 1 issue in 2010, but only three weeks before the crucial make-or-break congressional election on Nov. 2, Obama casually admitted that his claim last year that his stimulus spending bill would create 3.5 million "shovel-ready jobs" was not true.

Frank Gaffney | October 19, 2010

President Obama must be frantic. Among his most important personal and political priorities is ridding the world of nuclear weapons.

Bill Murchison | October 19, 2010

Last weekend, President Obama allowed that we voters are too scared right now to "think clearly," but let us gut up and try anyway, shall we?

Rebecca Hagelin | October 19, 2010

Point out that sometimes respect is best conveyed by silence—not saying the very thing that comes to mind. It takes maturity to restrain the impulse to toss off a funny comment, just to get a few laughs from their peers, when that comment undermines the teacher’s authority.

Romina Boccia | October 19, 2010

Last week the Department of Labor reported that for 14 straight months—the longest stretch since the 1930s—the unemployment rate remains above 9.5 percent. This is pretty glum, but don’t despair, good news is on the way: The Senate will likely vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act this November!

Brian Walsh | October 19, 2010

New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District is shaping up to be a tight race that is sure to call into question Democratic rubber-stamp Carol Shea-Porter’s ability to effectively represent her constituents.

Meredith Turney | October 19, 2010

It's estimated that suspending AB 32 will kill over 1.1 million jobs when it's fully implemented. That's what James Cameron is looking to do.

Brian Walsh | October 19, 2010

Nestled in the northeast corner of Arkansas, the first district stretches eastward from the borders of Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi towards Little Rock.

William Wilson | October 19, 2010

Are violent video games protected under the First Amendment?

Mon, Oct 18, 2010

Byron York | October 18, 2010

There is still no single complaint about Congress that resonates more with voters than the charge that lawmakers do not read the bills they vote on.

Garrett Gibson | October 18, 2010

When society stops valuing religion, what motivation is there for society to protect religious freedom?

Paul Kengor | October 18, 2010

This is the second in a series of interviews with Paul Kengor on his latest book, "Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century."

Rich Galen | October 18, 2010

Anyone who has been hoping for a change in the tide running with Republicans found themselves swimming upstream after reading yesterday's coverage of the November 2 mid-term elections which are how 15 days away.

Paul Greenberg | October 18, 2010

Voters have grown restless because they've caught on to the double game some of the blue dog Democrats are playing.

Virgil Goode | October 18, 2010

Although the Senate is in recess, both parties introduced immigration bills in October to set the stage for debate on the issue through the election, the lame duck session, and the next Congress.

Guy Benson | October 18, 2010

Former Democratic Governor Jerry Brown wants his old job back, but former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, a Republican, has other plans.

Michael Barone | October 18, 2010

Seven months ago, Speaker Nancy Pelosi spent a busy week rounding up votes to pass the Senate version of the Democrats' health care legislation.

Star Parker | October 18, 2010

The miraculous story of the rescue of 33 Chilean miners would have captured hearts and minds anytime. But at a time like now, when so much cynicism prevails, when we expect newspaper headlines to report about human behavior that disappoints rather than inspires, this story is particularly poignant.

Lurita Doan | October 18, 2010

With the prospect of a Republican majority in the House, and, possibly, the Senate, President Obama may continue his anti-business, job killing agenda by issuing intrusive, regulatory, executive orders. Americans should be concerned that federal agencies are drafting new regulatory edicts that will continue the Obama economic policy of stifling innovation and job creation, while rewarding union loyalists.

Joseph C. Phillips | October 18, 2010

There is, perhaps, no better testament to how far this nation has drifted from the principles of individual liberty, free markets, and private property than that those proponents of real reform of the Social Security system are now looked upon as radicals.

Bruce Bialosky | October 18, 2010

When President Obama lobbied for the Financial Reform bill cobbled together by Senator Chris Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank, he could have easily repeated what Nancy Pelosi said about Health Care Reform – let’s pass it so we can find out what’s in it. I couldn’t find a synopsis of the bill prior to its passage, but I’m now shocked to discover that this is a mammoth extension of the nanny state.

Jillian Bandes | October 18, 2010

Tight elections in the Senate, Governor's, and 8th, 24th, and 25th districts have now decidedly swung rightward, after Obama’s agenda provided easy campaign fodder for Florida independents.

Ben Cannatti and Ford O'Connell | October 18, 2010

Republican candidates for Attorney General Pam Bondi (FL) and Steve Cooley (CA) are on solid ground to win office.

Janice Shaw Crouse | October 18, 2010

From the first to the last rescued Chilean miner, these 33 men have learned much they can teach us about faith and what is real.

Carol Platt Liebau | October 18, 2010

With pollsters predicting catastrophic losses for his party, President Obama has resorted to unsavory tactics on the campaign trail.

Rich Tucker | October 18, 2010

Fall is here, and irony hangs heavy in the air.

Sun, Oct 17, 2010

Jeff Jacoby | October 17, 2010

Nothing about Israel could be more self-evident than its Jewishness.

Brian Walsh | October 17, 2010

Following a spirited GOP primary in NY-23 this September, Republican Matt Doheny emerged to challenge Democrat Bill Owens this November.

Ken Blackwell | October 17, 2010

The United States pays more than 22 percent ($1,800,000,000) of the UN’s annual budget. That’s because FDR considered the United States exceptional, the leader of the free world.

Ken Connor | October 17, 2010

The plight of elderly Americans has been a top concern of the Center for a Just Society since our inception in 2005, and as senior citizens comprise an ever increasing percentage of our nation's population, the need is greater than ever to draw attention to a little discussed, little known epidemic in American health care.

Salena Zito | October 17, 2010

This Pennsylvania town was once the western terminus of our first National Road – hard to imagine, given the nation’s breadth today.

Austin Hill | October 17, 2010

Meg Whitman, an accomplished business executive with the very consumer friendly "Ebay" name attached to her own, was leading slightly in the fight to be California’s next Governor.

Debra J. Saunders | October 17, 2010

It's easy for any Republican to support a commission to cut federal spending. But David Harmer seems to understand that if Republicans take control of Congress, then fail to curb Washington's spending excesses, the GOP will lose control "in two or four years."

Steve Chapman | October 17, 2010

In war as in life, what doesn't happen is often as significant as what does. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with their setbacks, victories and casualties, have many things in common with past American wars.

Paul Jacob | October 17, 2010

In politics, payoffs matter. But does timing matter?