Sun, Dec 26, 2010

Jeff Jacoby | December 26, 2010

Larger families need larger houses. A larger nation does, too.

Paul Jacob | December 26, 2010

Whether with ballots or feet, Americans vote against the things politicians most love.

Sat, Dec 25, 2010

David Stokes | December 25, 2010

What’s your favorite Christmas song? That’s a very subjective question. Some like to hear about “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” – others love to think about bells “jingling.”

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | December 25, 2010

When it's nearly time to flip the calendar to January, we take stock of the past 52 weeks and look ahead. It is an annual tradition we encourage all to adopt. Why? It helps you to plan and live intentionally.

Carl Horowitz | December 25, 2010

By now almost everyone glued to financial news outlets knows that the Republic of Ireland, population 4.5 million, is set to receive a whopping emergency loan bailout worth 67.5 billion euros (US$89.4 billion).

Brad O'Leary | December 25, 2010

In a recent column for USA Today, Boston University religion professor Stephen Prothero argues that public schools should do away with giving students’ days off for religious holidays because honoring Christian holidays in this manner is unfair to other religions.

Janet M. LaRue | December 25, 2010

Two thousand years ago, wise men came from the East bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to honor Christ’s birth. A beautiful new Christmas song asks, “Where’s the Line to See Jesus?”

Timothy Lee | December 25, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to move full speed ahead with new regulations on January 2 that will likely cost many Americans their jobs before the New Year’s Eve party hats have even been put away.

Fri, Dec 24, 2010

Michelle Malkin | December 24, 2010

Ho, ho, ho! Just in time for Christmas, the American Civil Liberties Union has launched a new salvo against people of faith.

Brent Bozell | December 24, 2010

The metaphor "the War on Christmas" can be mocked -- as if Santa and his reindeer are dodging anti-aircraft fire. But many of our public schools have church-and-state sensitivity police with an alarming degree of Santaphobia.

Jonah Goldberg | December 24, 2010

It's a festive time: singing on the sidewalks, good cheer erupting at home and the office. I'm of course referring to the revelry that descends on the library carrels and fluorescently iridescent cubicles around Washington when the census data comes out.

David Limbaugh | December 24, 2010

I'd like to challenge you to consider that the "good news" we celebrate during the Christmas season really is true.

Mona Charen | December 24, 2010

It was always for our own good. It was always for a very good reason. It was always within the American tradition of this, that, or the other.

Oliver North | December 24, 2010

The Christmas season is rarely a holiday for Americans serving in uniform -- or their families waiting anxiously at home.

Pat Buchanan | December 24, 2010

A prettified depiction of the founding of the Ku Klux Klan is from "A History of the American People" by Princeton professor and future President Woodrow Wilson.

David Harsanyi | December 24, 2010

Two names frequently bandied about as potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates engaged in a minor but revealing squabble this week: Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin.

Matt Towery | December 24, 2010

Here's both my qualifier and my bona fides for the opinion that follows: I earned my Republican stripes working for a GOP U.S. senator, for Ronald Reagan's first successful presidential campaign and for Newt Gingrich.

Linda Chavez | December 24, 2010

For a dozen years now, I've spent the days leading up to Christmas in search of a special gift. Not the kind you can buy at the mall or charge on your credit card, but the gift of a traditional Midnight Mass.

Alan Sears | December 24, 2010

So many crucial judgments this year seemed calculated to convince believers that they have no worth at all, in our country’s “halls of justice.”

Adam Carolla | December 24, 2010

I get labeled a misogynist all the time. But I'm simply pointing out that men and women are different. Or at least they used to be.

Thu, Dec 23, 2010

Hugh Hewitt | December 23, 2010

Wednesday's press conference may have starred President Obama fresh off his alleged big win on START and DADT, his losses on the Dream Act and the Omnibus spending bill, and the tie on the tax deal, but the big story was the eagerness of the White House Press Corp to revert to fawning treatment of their once-and-future leader.

Donald Lambro | December 23, 2010

Christmastime is the season of hope, optimism and goodwill, and there are good reasons for Americans to believe we will eventually emerge from the Great Recession stronger and more prosperous than ever.

Suzanne Fields | December 23, 2010

Berlin, Paris and London lie becalmed beneath a blanket of winter white. People come and go, talking only of snow, snow, snow. They're obsessed with the weather, as if their winters are usually balmy seasons of sunshine and warmth.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | December 23, 2010

This holiday, pause a minute to take a breath, and focus on the holy day.

Victor Davis Hanson | December 23, 2010

As the year in politics closed, Congress and President Obama were arguing over maintaining the Bush-era income tax rates. Conservatives insisted that the top 5 percent of households already accounted for nearly 60 percent of the aggregate tax revenue and that it was suicidal to hike taxes on the job-creating classes.

Michael Barone | December 23, 2010

Christmas came four days early when Census Bureau Director Robert Groves announced yesterday the first results of the 2010 Census.

Larry Elder | December 23, 2010

For the past 50 years, the Democrats -- and many Republicans who should know better -- have been wrong about virtually every major domestic policy issue.

Ken Blackwell | December 23, 2010

So if China won't and the U.K. and Canada can't, who is going to loan us a trillion dollars in the next 12 months? Nobody knows.

Michael Reagan | December 23, 2010

A newly formed organization of black clergy has lashed out at supporters of the so-called 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts, providing a graphic illustration of liberal America's favorite target -- the mixing of church and state.

Cal Thomas | December 23, 2010

Suppose what some call the "Christmas story" is true -- all of it, from the angels, to the shepherds, to the virgin birth, to God taking on human flesh.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | December 23, 2010

With the new Republican power in Washington, it is doubly important to keep a close eye on the doings of GOP senators and congressmen to spot those who are straying from orthodoxy, seduced by power and the insider clubiness that characterizes Washington.

Michael Gerson | December 23, 2010

An earnest academic, writing on the website Patheos, recently made the case against Santa Claus.

Debra J. Saunders | December 23, 2010

The controversial anti-immigration bill passed by Arizona lawmakers this year helped and hurt the Democrats in the November election.

David Harsanyi | December 23, 2010

Because there exists no area of human activity that couldn't benefit from more paternalistic attention ... Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the Federal Communications Commission to your Web browser.

Ed Feulner | December 23, 2010

Whose job is it to help those in need?

Emmett Tyrrell | December 23, 2010

Last week, Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit set himself up as both judge and jury and found Conrad Black, once the head of one of the most illustrious publishing chains in the world, guilty of fraud and obstruction of justice in running his newspapers.

Steve Chapman | December 23, 2010

In the Coke Zero commercial, an impatient young man says, "It's 2010. Weren't we supposed to have time machines by now?" Human rights supporters have equal cause to ask, "Weren't we all supposed to have democracy by now?"

Howard Rich | December 23, 2010

At long last there are finally signs that the American Republic’s breakneck descent into full-blown socialist madness – which was fast approaching terminal velocity prior to November’s elections – could be leveling out.

Ross Mackenzie | December 23, 2010

Dear Pelosi/Reid Congress, in the words of the monotonously repetitive holiday song, I want to wish you a merry Christmas. What a distinguished record you have amassed.

Bob Goldman | December 23, 2010

In this difficult economic environment, a job-seeker needs every advantage he or she can muster.

Wed, Dec 22, 2010

Ann Coulter | December 22, 2010

It's the Christmas season, so godless liberals are citing the Bible to demand the redistribution of income by government force. Didn't Jesus say, "Blessed are the Health and Human Services bureaucrats, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven"?

Marybeth Hicks | December 22, 2010

Parents of teen girls and boys alike must take the time to be informed and talk openly with their children about the barrage of hypersexual media that permeates our culture.

Kathryn Lopez | December 22, 2010

Have it out with any cultural influence that doesn't inspire. Who has time for anything else?

Bryan Quigley | December 22, 2010

Sitting in the defendant’s chair can be a nightmare scenario for any small business owner.  So imagine the toll of sitting in that seat over and over . . . and over.

Rich Galen | December 22, 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau announced yesterday that as of April 1, 2010 there were 308,745,538 people living in the United States.

Michelle Malkin | December 22, 2010

When bureaucrats talk about increasing our "access" to x, y or z, what they're really talking about is increasing exponentially their control over our lives.

John Stossel | December 22, 2010

The government is unequalled in producing one thing: negative unintended consequences.

Guy Benson | December 22, 2010

Following the Federal Communications Commission’s party-line adoption of a new internet regulatory scheme, conservatives are already plotting to challenge and oppose implementation of the new policy at every turn.

Walter E. Williams | December 22, 2010

The fact that black youngsters trail their white counterparts by three or four years becomes even more grim when we recognize that the education white youngsters receive is nothing to write home about.

Brent Bozell | December 22, 2010

There is some very dangerous -- as in red-hot incendiary -- hatred going on, and it's being advanced by the national news media directly.

Mike Adams | December 22, 2010

The increasing alienation of daughters from their fathers comes at a singularly inopportune time in American history. Ever since Al Gore invented the internet it has become easier for young girls to look for love in all the wrong places. The threats come not just from individual predators but also from a well-organized adult entertainment industry. It is an Evil Empire that attracts young women with the prospect of attention and the allure of fast easy money. But the money never ends up being easy in the end.

Elisabeth Meinecke | December 22, 2010

Changing how Washington works begins with a change in schedule, according to Brad Dayspring, spokesperson for Majority Leader-elect Rep. Eric Cantor. Cantor recently released the schedule that will govern the GOP’s first year of majority in the House.

Jonah Goldberg | December 22, 2010

Who among us can contain their excitement? The GOP presidential primary season has begun!

Tony Blankley | December 22, 2010

A few years ago, I was in China and, through the help of a friend, had the chance to spend a few hours with a senior editor of the People's Daily, the Communist Party's voice, and the most influential journal in China.

Michael Medved | December 22, 2010

he debate over the extension of the Bush tax-rates revealed the deep hostility from many prominent Democrats toward Americans who have achieved financial success, and already carry the bulk of the income tax burden. Ironically, some liberals, including Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, even cited Biblical authority to back up their resentment of the rich.

Terry Jeffrey | December 22, 2010

On Tuesday, led by Obama-appointed Chairman Julius Genachowski, the Federal Communications Commission for the first time issued regulations that would arrogate to the FCC the authority to regulate Internet traffic.

Ben Shapiro | December 22, 2010

Too bad Obama thinks the best person for the job of secretary of defense is a bisexual, drug-addled talentless Auto-Tune creation with a relentlessly annoying fan base. That's right -- Lady Gaga is the de facto secretary of defense.

Austin Bay | December 22, 2010

Just how real is the holiday terror threat?

Paul Greenberg | December 22, 2010

To many of us, the season wouldn't be complete without at least a few scenes from "It's a Wonderful Life." The movie wasn't much of a hit when it was first released just after the Second World War, but it's acquired quite a following since -- and even a certain critical acclaim.

Jacob Sullum | December 22, 2010

Despite Vice President Biden's recent squabbling with Republican senators over the meaning of Christmas, he and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell do agree on something.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | December 22, 2010

Dear Carrie: I'm 28 and have almost $4,000 in credit card debt -- less than a year after I worked extra hours (and didn't go out) to pay down even higher balances on those same cards.

Jeff Jacoby | December 22, 2010

A Boston jury last week ordered Lorillard Inc., the tobacco company, to pay $71 million as compensation -- and another $81 million in punitive damages -- for the death of lifelong smoker Marie Evans, who died of lung cancer in 2002.

Tue, Dec 21, 2010

Donald Lambro | December 21, 2010

The dominant liberal media culture has spun these past days of the Democrats' lame-duck Congress into an unbroken string of legislative victories for President Obama and his party.

Caroline Glick | December 21, 2010

The new campaign calling for the release of Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard from prison in the US is in many ways a curious development.

Rebecca Hagelin | December 21, 2010

In honor of Christmas, I have set aside my normal format for this column in order to ask you a question:  Do you believe in miracles?

Matt Barber | December 21, 2010

Sometimes the most effective way to deal with a bully is to simply pop him in the chops. While it may not shut him up entirely, it usually gives him pause before he resumes flapping his toxic jaws. It also has the effect of showing the other kids in the schoolyard that they have nothing to fear. Though the bully struts about projecting the tough-guy image, he's typically the most insecure pansy on the block.

Armstrong Williams | December 21, 2010

One of the most effective ways to overturn a culture is not to take it on directly, but to undermine it gradually.

Ken Blackwell | December 21, 2010

Actor Liam Neeson is facing hail of a different kind—a hail of criticism. That’s because of his politically correct comments about Aslan, a character he voices in the Chronicles of Narnia movie series.

Thomas Sowell | December 21, 2010

Random thoughts on the passing scene...

Byron York | December 21, 2010

When Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill recently went to war over the budget, press coverage suggested that pork-barrel earmark spending is still a bipartisan problem, that after months of self-righteous rhetoric about fiscal discipline, both parties remain equal-opportunity earmarkers.

Chuck Norris | December 21, 2010

I must commend President Barack Obama for getting closer this year to conveying the true message of Christmas. But how does that saying go, "Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades"?

John Hawkins | December 21, 2010

The Tea Party has become so influential and ever present in politics that it's easy to forget it really only got started last year.

David Limbaugh | December 21, 2010

It's that time of year when we are reminded just how indebted we are to the left's mega-tolerant cultural warriors.

Mona Charen | December 21, 2010

Wouldn't it make more sense, economically, nutritionally, and (importantly) socially to eliminate school lunches altogether?

Dennis Prager | December 21, 2010

It is said that the one question about men and women that even the great Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis, could not answer was: What do women want?

Pat Buchanan | December 21, 2010

A Democratic Congress, discharged by the voters on Nov. 2, has as one of its last official acts, imposed its San Francisco values on the armed forces of the United States.

Debra J. Saunders | December 21, 2010

Once upon a time in America, when George W. Bush served as America's 43rd president, Democrats criticized the Bush tax cuts, especially for the wealthy.

Paul Greenberg | December 21, 2010

They're invisible. At least to most of us. You may see them but not perceive them.

Phyllis Schlafly | December 21, 2010

If we want to continue to enjoy the bright, warm light that Thomas Edison's incandescent bulb radiates, Congress will have to repeal Subtitle B of Title III of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Environmental "standards" will start eliminating 276 versions of incandescent light bulbs in 2012, and the drop-dead date for our favorite 100-watt light bulb is just one year away.

Bill Murchison | December 21, 2010

A word about Christmas. Just a word. Having nothing to do with the so-called wars over "happy holidays" vs. "Merry Christmas" and such ephemera.

Rich Tucker | December 21, 2010

Many Americans are in a bad mood these days.

Douglas MacKinnon | December 21, 2010

While this is still a vastly majority Christian nation, liberals are doing everything in their power to eradicate Christ, Christmas, and “Merry Christmas” from our lives.

Janice Shaw Crouse | December 21, 2010

Every year around this time, we hear the classic Marty Robbins’ Christmas Song.

Mon, Dec 20, 2010

Michael Gerson | December 20, 2010

Early in his service as President Nixon's national security adviser, Henry Kissinger paid a visit to his homeland.

Diana West | December 20, 2010

Earlier this month, I received an e-mail update from Scott and Vicki Behenna, whose son, Army Ranger 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, is serving 15 years in Fort Leavenworth military prison over the May 2008 shooting of a known killer in Iraq.

Paul Kengor | December 20, 2010

The people of Poland got an early Christmas present this year. It’s bittersweet but long awaited, and indeed a gift of sorts—and from an unlikely source: Russia. In Moscow, the State Duma, Russia’s legislature, passed a statement conceding Soviet responsibility for the Katyn Woods massacre, one of the 20th century’s worst war crimes.

Guy Benson | December 20, 2010

Infighting paralyzed Sharron Angle's 2010 Senate campaign, with two distinct sides in open war with each other. Amidst the fallout, the ex-candidate is weighing another run for statewide office.

Michael Barone | December 20, 2010

Elections have consequences. The consequences of the November 2010 elections -- and one might add the November 2009 elections in New Jersey and Virginia and the January 2010 special Senate election in Massachusetts -- became clear as lights shined over the snow at both ends of the Capitol on Thursday night.

Star Parker | December 20, 2010

Next month the Republican National Committee will elect a chairman to lead their party into the 2012 presidential election.

Mike Adams | December 20, 2010

Over the course of the last few weeks, I’ve received numerous well-reasoned emails asking me to explain my differences with radio talk show host Neal Boortz

Ken Blackwell | December 20, 2010

maybe we need to invite Sir Paul back. He could dedicate his next song to President Obama. Who can forget the Beatles' famous song The Taxman?

Terry Paulson | December 20, 2010

As millions around the world prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas, it may be easy to miss one of the greatest gifts that continues to bear fruit throughout the year—the support and service faith communities provide.

Lurita Doan | December 20, 2010

President Obama is quick to visit churches, of any denomination, when he’s in search of political donations, in search of votes or in search of street creds with the Black community.

Bruce Bialosky | December 20, 2010

This is the third in a three-part series focused on what the new Congress should accomplish.

David Harsanyi | December 20, 2010

Let's imagine -- for the sake of this discussion I'm having with myself -- that forcing people to purchase health insurance is desirable, ethical and a much-needed tool in solving a national crisis.

Jillian Bandes | December 20, 2010

The battle over booze regulation is a sexy, dirty, political mess that could leave you dizzier than a drunk after a long night at the pub.

Frank Gaffney | December 20, 2010

The 111th Congress has been discredited by its arrogant disregard for the public and repudiated at the polls. President Obama and his allies in the Senate are, nonetheless, trying to use the lame duck session to get a "Zombie Senate" to foist on the American people right before Christmas a dangerous "New START" nuclear arms treaty with Russia.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | December 20, 2010

The lame duck Congress and President Obama are retarding the recovery. It's tough medicine to medicine to swallow-- ending unemployment benefits for people who have been out of work for three years-- but it is necessary if we want recovery.

Janice Shaw Crouse | December 20, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama is launching a campaign to end childhood obesity along with legislation to back up the effort — the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Sun, Dec 19, 2010

Doug Giles | December 19, 2010

I can understand why homosexual men would want to join the military.

Paul Jacob | December 19, 2010

Not since Howard Jarvis has one man done so much for so many, and yet reaped so much public hatred (and private appreciation) in return.

Salena Zito | December 19, 2010

"People want you to play it straight," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says in response to today’s media frenzy whenever a politician speaks outside the safety of talking points.

Austin Hill | December 19, 2010

American corporations have begun posting healthy profits. Banks that were once “on the brink” have now been stabilized and are flush with cash.

Debra J. Saunders | December 19, 2010

In the last decade, the symbol for profligate federal spending was the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere".

Steve Chapman | December 19, 2010

America's primary and secondary schools have many problems, but an excess of excellence is not one of them.

Ken Connor | December 19, 2010

As a conservative, of course I am delighted with Judge Hudson's Obamacare decision. As an attorney, I am impressed by Hudson's admirable exercise of judicial restraint in crafting his opinion.

Willie Soon | December 19, 2010

Long-term perspectives support natural, cyclical variation – not manmade disasters.

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.