Sun, Dec 19, 2010

Jeff Jacoby | December 19, 2010

Q: When it comes to a government overhaul of health care, what is the difference between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney? A: Obama was against an individual insurance mandate before he was for it. Romney was for the mandate before he was against it.

Kevin McCullough | December 19, 2010

Upon his signature President Obama will begin a process that will at the very least disrupt operations, and at the very worst see the eventual weakening of our armed forces.

Sat, Dec 18, 2010

Kathryn Lopez | December 18, 2010

For all too long now we have acted as if the woman who is a media mover and shaker or business mogul is somehow superior to the woman who moves to Wisconsin with the man she loves.

Redmond Weissenberger | December 18, 2010

"Success" would have crippled the global economy and kept poor nations impoverished

Larry Kudlow | December 18, 2010

The new Tea Party GOP must maintain a message of economic growth.

Fri, Dec 17, 2010

Janet M. LaRue | December 17, 2010

The Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has voted 212-206 to ban the Obama administration from spending any funds to try terrorism suspects in civilian court instead of military commissions. Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly all miffed and vexed.

Caroline Glick | December 17, 2010

Over the past week, two writers published columns in foreign newspapers. One received wall to wall coverage in Israel. The other was completely ignored.

Kyle Olson | December 17, 2010

Teacher union leaders have been known to bark back when their strongest job protection – tenure – is referred to as a job for life.

Andrew Tallman | December 17, 2010

Where do you find the largest, most intrusive and liberty-violating form of government?

Rich Galen | December 17, 2010

Just when you think the whole world is - or should be - spinning into oblivion, a story gets your attention and reminds you that this is all fixable.

Daniel Blomberg | December 17, 2010

The recent Pentagon "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" report only gives lip service to the key issue of religious liberty.

Michelle Malkin | December 17, 2010

No matter how soothing the White House overtures to business leaders sounded this week, an inconvenient fact remains: Washington is gripped by crab-in-the-bucket syndrome.

Hugh Hewitt | December 17, 2010

On Thursday's program I interviewed a man I greatly admire but with whom I have a significant disagreement about the tax deal making its way through the Congress: Senator Orrin Hatch.

Brent Bozell | December 17, 2010

You may have never heard of the 17-year-old actress Taylor Momsen, but she represents everything that's wrong with pop culture today.

Jonah Goldberg | December 17, 2010

Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is getting some long delayed senatorial payback.

David Limbaugh | December 17, 2010

Conservatism and responsible government won a resounding victory in November's elections, and yet just a month later, we're witnessing legislative arrogance on a scale you wouldn't expect if voters had ratified the ruling class' sprint toward national bankruptcy.

Mona Charen | December 17, 2010

The advice columns are beginning to reflect the season. A dismayed mother wrote to the Washington Post, "I love the holidays, but they bring out the greed in my children..."

Ken Blackwell | December 17, 2010

Americans can tell when we are being lied to. We’re being lied to when Harry Reid tells us that the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia is a bit of unfinished business that the Senate must ratify because it’s “urgent.”

Oliver North | December 17, 2010

There's a lot of phony hype about how tough things have gotten for the Obama administration.

Pat Buchanan | December 17, 2010

Buried in the Oct. 30 Washington Post was a bland headline: "Report Points to Faster Recovery in Jobs for Immigrants."

Suzanne Fields | December 17, 2010

The Germans grumble over the loans to Greece and Ireland as the cost of borrowing has risen for German consumers, along with the healthy economies in the European Union.

Linda Chavez | December 17, 2010

There are few areas in which I believe President Obama has earned high marks, but his decision to send more troops to Afghanistan last year is one I supported.

Rachel Marsden | December 17, 2010

If President Obama thinks he has it tough, he should try being Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for a week.

Thu, Dec 16, 2010

Donald Lambro | December 16, 2010

We will know soon enough whether the GOP delivers on its solemn campaign promise to the American people, who are fed up and want spending brought under control now.

Michael Reagan | December 16, 2010

We are rapidly becoming a nation whose distaff leadership is allowing radical feminists to redefine the role of motherhood.

Matt Towery | December 16, 2010

Make no mistake. President Obama's support for an extension of the Bush tax cuts is born out of the reality that his re-election is now less than two years away, and by the minute he is losing those independent voters who voted for him in 2008.

Cliff May | December 16, 2010

Filmmakers get to take dramatic license. Reporters really shouldn’t.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | December 16, 2010

Rather than triangulating, Obama has managed to both alienate the left and enrage the right.

Michael Barone | December 16, 2010

Holbrooke was known in cynical Washington circles for his high opinion of his own abilities and for his self-promotion with policymakers and the press. But from my own observations and in frequent interactions with him, I think that his opinion of himself was justified.

Victor Davis Hanson | December 16, 2010

The liberal arts face a perfect storm. The economy is struggling with obscenely high unemployment and is mired in massive federal and state deficits. Budget-cutting won't spare education.

Larry Elder | December 16, 2010

A mere nine years ago, 12 Democratic senators voted for the current tax rates, as well as for a complete phaseout of the estate tax.

Debra J. Saunders | December 16, 2010

When former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich proclaims a measure to be "good for the country," that usually means it's good for Gingrich.

Ed Feulner | December 16, 2010

As tax-cut deals go, the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010” was never a winner.

Steve Chapman | December 16, 2010

During her confirmation hearings last summer, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan was asked if the Constitution empowers the federal government to pass a law requiring Americans to eat fruits and vegetables.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 16, 2010

The burden overhanging the economy of a huge tax increase will probably be eliminated for two years. After that, it sounds as if our president, if he still is our president, threatens to raise taxes.

Ross Mackenzie | December 16, 2010

Quotations on items currently in the news....

Howard Rich | December 16, 2010

With fresh data showing that students in the United States are falling further behind their international peers, a commitment to universal parental choice at all levels of government is needed now more than ever.

Wed, Dec 15, 2010

Ann Coulter | December 15, 2010

First of all, I feel so much more confident that the TSA's nude photos of airline passengers will never be released now that I know the government couldn't even prevent half a million classified national security documents from being posted on WikiLeaks.

Bob Dane | December 15, 2010

The DREAM Act is heading to the U.S. Senate for a vote. Just in case this passes, we thought you’d like a handy reference guide to help you choose your options wisely:

Holly Pitt Young | December 15, 2010

The battle over health care took a turn for the better this week, but, unfortunately, things could take a turn for the worse for breast cancer patients by Friday.

Sandy Rios | December 15, 2010

The Senate should reject any stand-alone amendment overturning the 1996 Congressional Law preventing homosexuals from serving in the military. Why?

Marybeth Hicks | December 15, 2010

Turns out there's a new book that asserts today's 20-somethings are taking a "slower path to adulthood" and claims this is a good thing for them and for American society generally.

Rich Galen | December 15, 2010

As the 111th Congress limps to its can't-come-soon-enough adjournment, both sides of the argument on the tax/unemployment bill should take to heart Amb. Holbrooke's dictum.

Michelle Malkin | December 15, 2010

Environmentalists hate sprawl -- except when it comes to the size of their expansive pet legislation on Capitol Hill.

John Stossel | December 15, 2010

Being gullible about government hurts everyone. Government is force. When it sells us bunk, we have to pay even if we don't believe in or want it.

Walter E. Williams | December 15, 2010

Obama is by no means unique; his characteristics are shared by other Americans, but what is unique is that no other time in our history would such a person been elected president.

Brent Bozell | December 15, 2010

When ABC's Barbara Walters deems Sarah Palin one of the year's "Most Fascinating People," it's a backhanded compliment.

Jonah Goldberg | December 15, 2010

You've got to give Barack Obama credit. His learning curve gets steeper and steeper, but he continues to climb.

Ashley Herzog | December 15, 2010

This column will probably land me on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of “hate groups.”

Tony Blankley | December 15, 2010

In the spirit of the Christmas season, let me highlight from last week's confusing Washington rhetoric a statement by the president that was shrewd -- even wise.

Michael Medved | December 15, 2010

There is simply no factual evidence for two points of conventional wisdom about recent national elections: that Sarah Palin and her Tea Party supporters represent a triumphant, even dominant force in American politics, and that more centrist, veteran GOP office-holders like John McCain exert little appeal to the electorate.

Pat Buchanan | December 15, 2010

For those who have read about or vaguely remember the stolid British tribe of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, which held out in its "finest hour," last week brought a disgusting sight.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 15, 2010

Moving to the center is not a two-dimensional process. It has a third dimension -- the difference between strength and weakness.

Ben Shapiro | December 15, 2010

This week, President Obama and the last-gasp Democratic Congress parlayed on whether to allow Americans to keep their own money (no), considered whether to pay unemployed people with the money of those who have jobs (yes), and proposed a new budget topping $1.1 trillion.

Terry Jeffrey | December 15, 2010

Before U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson ruled in Cuccinelli v. Sebelius that Congress does not have the authority to force Americans to buy health insurance, there was the case of Wickard v. Filburn, which decided the question of whether Congress can tell a farmer how much he can farm.

David Harsanyi | December 15, 2010

"We are not labels -- we are people."

Jillian Bandes | December 15, 2010

In 2010, the EPA granted exactly two new coal mining permits in West Virginia. There are fifty permits outstanding, because according to the EPA, bugs are more important than jobs.

Austin Bay | December 15, 2010

The political framework that has kept Korea's smoldering 60-year-old war from fatally reigniting is changing and changing rapidly.

Donald Lambro | December 15, 2010

It should be painfully clear by now that President Obama's $1 trillion economic recovery agenda has failed to create a strong climate for growth and job creation.

Jacob Sullum | December 15, 2010

During Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings last summer, Sen. Tom Coburn asked her whether a law requiring Americans to eat their fruits and vegetables could be justified as an exercise of the federal government's constitutional authority to "regulate commerce ... among the several states."

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | December 15, 2010

Traditional wisdom would be to diversify the other 80 percent of your assets across a range of investments

9 to 5 | December 15, 2010

Too often we have been willing to disregard unspeakable evil in the mistaken belief that preventing atrocities is not "an American concern."

Tue, Dec 14, 2010

Paul Greenberg | December 14, 2010

Went to the second of the season's chamber music concerts the other night at the Clinton Library here in Little Rock. Just to see if it would be any better than the first. It was.

Cal Thomas | December 14, 2010

The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson that Obamacare unconstitutionally imposes a requirement that everyone carry health insurance or be taxed for not doing so, has placed the law on legal life support.

Paul Kengor | December 14, 2010

The ACLU seems unusually active right now. What gives? Maybe it's the Christmas season, which always seems to spring the ACLU into high gear, more miserable than usual.

Peter Ferrara | December 14, 2010

Federal Court Judge Henry Hudson granted America an early Christmas present on December 13 by declaring the individual mandate in Obamacare unconstitutional.

Hugh Hewitt | December 14, 2010

I just concluded an interview with President Bush about his new memoir, Decision Points.

Caroline Glick | December 14, 2010

Making the rounds on YouTube these days is a film of a group of manly looking women preparing for and conducting a "flash dance" in a Philadelphia food store.

Robert Knight | December 14, 2010

Sometimes just the threat of a wacko liberal ruling is enough to drive policy. That seems to be the reasoning behind Defense Secretary Robert Gates warning Congress to homosexualize the military before the courts do it.

Rebecca Hagelin | December 14, 2010

Tom is a highly successful physician with social connections that are the envy of even the most ambitious politician.Yet, bring up the subject of his son, and the light in the eyes of this confident man suddenly disappears.

Brian Birdnow | December 14, 2010

The nephew of Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge spoke the words above, as reported by Charles Dickens, circa 1840. Yet, today, nearly two centuries later, we are still fighting the same battle.

Armstrong Williams | December 14, 2010

A pattern is clearly forming with the North Koreans, and it does not favor peace-loving nations around the world, most notably the United States and South Korea.

Thomas Sowell | December 14, 2010

It is hard to come up with Christmas gifts for people who already seem to have everything. Books can be good gifts for such people.

Byron York | December 14, 2010

If Sarah Palin wants to win the Republican nomination for president, she'll have to do well in South Carolina.

Chuck Norris | December 14, 2010

Last week, President Barack Obama was backpedaling like a circus unicycle rider, after his compromise on extending Bush-era tax cuts for the country's top 2 percent of income earners.

John Hawkins | December 14, 2010

No matter how many things you may have, a book that expands your life is still a welcome addition.

David Limbaugh | December 14, 2010

Everywhere we turn these days, it seems, leftists are undermining and attacking capitalism on moral grounds.

Mona Charen | December 14, 2010

By any standard, the fury directed at President Obama by his own party this week has been jaw-dropping.

Cal Thomas | December 14, 2010

The class warfare game played by the Left leads nowhere.

Dennis Prager | December 14, 2010

On CNN recently, Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin ("The Social Network," "West Wing") called Sarah Palin an "idiot."

Pat Buchanan | December 14, 2010

For those who have read about or vaguely remember the stolid British tribe of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, which held out in its "finest hour," last week brought a disgusting sight.

Michael Gerson | December 14, 2010

Passing the tax compromise between President Obama and congressional Republicans would be a notable achievement -- but mainly a negative one.

Debra J. Saunders | December 14, 2010

Federal judge William A. Fletcher recently told the Gonzaga University School of Law that Kevin Cooper, who was convicted and sentenced to death for the brutal 1983 slaying of Chino Hills, Calif., chiropractors Doug and Peggy Ryen, their 10-year-old daughter Jessica and 11-year-old house guest Christopher Hughes, is "probably" innocent.

Paul Greenberg | December 14, 2010

Sometimes I make up a word to get my meaning across, confident that readers will get it from context.

Phyllis Schlafly | December 14, 2010

The global warming prophets and propagandists, who enjoy living in style on other people's money, gathered last month in the plush resort of Cancun, Mexico, where January temperatures usually hover around 80 degrees.

Bill Murchison | December 14, 2010

Were the people of our nation wise and generous enough to endow me with the presidency, I would proceed to the enactment of major reforms.

Romina Boccia | December 14, 2010

Every gallon of ethanol created wastes energy.

Meredith Turney | December 14, 2010

Based on news reports this week, you’d think President Obama plans to run as a fiscally conservative Republican in 2012.

Mon, Dec 13, 2010

Kathryn Lopez | December 13, 2010

"Missed birthdays, games, and plays end in tears," one congressional wife and mother of young children tells me, delighted by the "certainty of the calendar" for the next Congress.

Katie Gage | December 13, 2010

We were reminded this week why elections matter. Despite sending a message to both the executive and legislative branches a month ago in the midterm elections, voters are still feeling the consequences of the actions of government.

Rich Galen | December 13, 2010

It seems that while President Obama and other western leaders were publicly wagging their collective fingers under China's nose, the U.S. had been trying to make a secret deal with China on climate change.

Michael Barone | December 13, 2010

The whole thrust of Barack Obama's first two years -- the stimulus package, the health care legislation, the vast increases in government spending -- has been to put programs in place that have done little or nothing to stimulate economic growth.

Star Parker | December 13, 2010

New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is making a name for himself. He wants taxes raised on wealthy Americans and is one of the more vocal opponents to the deal that would retain current tax rates for everyone.

Lurita Doan | December 13, 2010

Republicans in Congress have taken giant steps forward to restore American economic vitality but, as the current tax legislation, up for a cloture vote in the Senate on Monday proves the GOP has yet to prove that they are serious about cutting spending.

Bruce Bialosky | December 13, 2010

This is second in a three-part series on what the new Congress should set as its priorities.

Frank Gaffney | December 13, 2010

The looming fight over President Obama's so-called New START disarmament treaty with Russia seems to be coming down to one fundamental question: Would Ronald Reagan approve?

Jonathan DuHamel | December 13, 2010

In their quest to control carbon dioxide emissions, together with the economic power that entails, climate alarmists are claiming that global warming will cause massive species extinctions.

Joel Mowbray | December 13, 2010

Finally shining light on one of the most important and most overlooked elements of the Middle East "peace process," the Israeli government has compiled a new quarterly report that analyzes what its Palestinian counterparts are doing to promote peace — or not.

Sun, Dec 12, 2010

David Stokes | December 12, 2010

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, picked the wrong moment to drive down Regent Street in London en route to a Royal Variety performance the other night.

Salena Zito | December 12, 2010

If your attention is diverted for the briefest of moments as you walk along North Mill Street’s red-brick sidewalk, you easily could miss the former law office of Henry Clay.

Ken Blackwell | December 12, 2010

Hillary Clinton was designated as having "the worst week in Washington" a week ago.

Austin Hill | December 12, 2010

Does the government confiscation of private wealth stifle economic growth, or does government manage our money to better ends and produce greater economic results than private individuals?

Steve Chapman | December 12, 2010

Smart women know that if a guy is sending mixed signals -- promising to call but never getting around to it, making dates and then canceling, professing warm feelings but not introducing you to his friends -- it can mean only one thing: He's just not that into you.

John Bennett | December 12, 2010

Multiculturalism creates a neurotic and dishonest society. This is seen very plainly during the Christmas season.

Ken Connor | December 12, 2010

The victors of the 2010 midterm elections haven't even been sworn into office and already they are being initiated into the ways of Washington – a world where money buys influence and careerism trumps constituent service.

Kevin McCullough | December 12, 2010

The lessons we need to learn from the Bradley Manning episode are pretty serious.

Paul Jacob | December 12, 2010

Job No. 1 doesn't really change. It always has something to do with "eternal vigilance."

Jeff Jacoby | December 12, 2010

Liberals and Democrats have been melting down, blowing up, and freaking out over President Obama's agreement with Republican leaders to extend Bush-era tax rates for another two years.