Sat, Jan 08, 2011

Doug Giles | January 08, 2011

God, I feel sorry for young parents nowadays.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 08, 2011

Every Republican member of Congress should sign the following pledge, being promulgated by Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 08, 2011

Every Republican member of Congress should sign the following pledge, being promulgated by Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform....

David Harsanyi | January 08, 2011

Do those of you who cluster around urban areas have some hereditary aversion to limited government or fiscal conservatism?

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | January 08, 2011

President Obama recently called Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, to thank him for hiring MVP-candidate Michael Vick, and underscore the President’s support for giving rehabilitated ex-convicts a second chance. However, the main purpose of the call to Lurie had nothing to do with rehabilitation.

Kathryn Lopez | January 08, 2011

"You didn't fly here to celebrate me," Marco Rubio announced from the stage of the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

Kyle Olson | January 08, 2011

The Grand Rapids Education Association, a local affiliate of Michigan’s largest teachers’ union, is attempting to pick off one-by-one 90-some members that have refused to pay their dues.

Ken Klukowski | January 08, 2011

The Second Amendment is a whole new ballgame in the aftermath of recent Supreme Court decisions. The NRA is taking a leading role in many lawsuits now underway by bringing in top-tier lawyers from the Reagan administration, as the biggest battles over gun rights now move into the courtroom.

Fri, Jan 07, 2011

Rich Tucker | January 07, 2011

Ironically, this year the NHL helped highlight the only sport that gets things backward, and piles many of its least meaningful games at the end of its season. College football.

Paul Greenberg | January 07, 2011

It's the way every new Congress begins -- with pomp amid familiar circumstances. Once again, the Outs have become the Ins, and the opposition now becomes the majority, at least in the People's House.

Caroline Glick | January 07, 2011

Israel and Israel's democratic system is weakened, not strengthened when the state's international reputation and domestic discourse is hijacked by foreign governments who hide behind their Israeli foot soldiers.

Rich Galen | January 07, 2011

Nancy Pelosi is so very, very popular that 19 of her colleagues - her DEMOCRAT colleagues - voted against her for Speaker when the House opened for business on Wednesday.

Hugh Hewitt | January 07, 2011

Suddenly, with a clarity that is rarely achieved, a massive number of people said at once, "We are paying for this?"

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | January 07, 2011

Fear-mongering works, why not try again? This must be the thinking behind Obama's latest attempts to manipulate the new Congress.

Michelle Malkin | January 07, 2011

Fun fact: Bill Daley isn't the only new chief of staff in the White House with longtime ties to the Chicago Way.

Brent Bozell | January 07, 2011

But never underestimate the ability of some people to go too far, where talent and imagination are rejected for sophistry and shock. Take the ad geniuses for Doritos and Pepsi Max, who posted on YouTube some entrants in their "Crash the Super Bowl" ad contest.

Jonah Goldberg | January 07, 2011

For years we've been hearing about how the peaceful religion of Islam has been hijacked by extremists. What if it's the other way around?

David Limbaugh | January 07, 2011

Can you imagine the sheer audacity of outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sermonizing that repealing Obamacare would do "very serious violence to the national debt and deficit"?

Mona Charen | January 07, 2011

The late Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan once coined a pithy test for whether you have landed in a free country or not. Take a look at the newspapers, he suggested, "If all the news is good, you're not in a free country. If all the news is bad, you are."

Oliver North | January 07, 2011

Congratulations, Speaker Boehner. The gracious humility of your acceptance remarks was a vivid contrast to your predecessor's ill-mannered comments as she handed over the speaker's gavel.

Pat Buchanan | January 07, 2011

As Boehner put it, we can't kick the can up the road anymore, because we've come to the end of the road. Like Greece and Portugal, Ireland and Illinois, New York and New Jersey, we have arrived at Hotel California.

Suzanne Fields | January 07, 2011

The baby boomers who wouldn't trust anyone over 30 now must rely on young clerks to get their Social Security and Medicare checks in the mail.

Linda Chavez | January 07, 2011

Americans abhor extremism. It is the reason our democracy has lasted for more than 200 years and why we have rejected both socialism and right-wing radicalism.

Ken Klukowski | January 07, 2011

On Dec. 30, a federal appeals court froze new EPA regulations on greenhouse gases. The team representing the State of Texas in this appeal is also the team managing the largest Obamacare lawsuit in America, led by a lawyer from the Reagan administration.

Thu, Jan 06, 2011

Diana West | January 06, 2011

A society that rejects officers and gentlemen, it seems, is going to get crude clowns helming its nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.

Donald Lambro | January 06, 2011

Boehner, who has kept a low profile since Republicans won a net gain of 63 seats to take control of the House, is under no illusions about the power that has been thrust upon him and his party.

Paul Kengor | January 06, 2011

Paul Kengor's latest Q&A with Dr. Jamie Glazov, editor at, on his new book, Showdown With Evil: Our Struggle Against Tyranny and Terror."

Paul Greenberg | January 06, 2011

You may not recognize the name Robert Macauley. Or even that of his brainchild, AmeriCares. But there was a time -- April of 1975, the Last Days of Saigon -- when he was very much in the news.

Brad O'Leary | January 06, 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just ruled that a Christian cross meant to honor fallen military heroes is unconstitutional because it “projects a government endorsement of Christianity.”

Cliff May | January 06, 2011

Last month, Americans celebrated the holidays without a terrorist attack on American soil. That should be a source of relief but not complacency. Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Nigeria and the Philippines were not so lucky.

Victor Davis Hanson | January 06, 2011

In classical Athens, public life became dominated by clever and smart-sounding sophists. These mellifluous "really wise guys" made money and gained influence by their rhetorical boasts to "prove" the most amazing "thinkery" that belied common sense. We are living in a new age of sophism.

Michael Barone | January 06, 2011

Curious fact, unearthed by Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal. The average age of Republican House members in the new Congress convening this week is 54.9, younger than the Republicans' average age in the previous Congress, 56.5. But the average age of House Democrats has risen, from 58 to 60.2.

Larry Elder | January 06, 2011

The biggest political "lie" of 2010?

Ken Blackwell | January 06, 2011

We all breathed a sigh of relief when the ball fell in New York’s Times Square and the holiday season this year ended without another terror attack.

Cal Thomas | January 06, 2011

Given the Democrats' track record of investigating Republican administrations, they will lack credibility when they protest Republicans investigating actions by the Obama administration.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | January 06, 2011

>This week, as much of the rest of the nation is packing up Christmas ornaments, trees and lights, the 112th Congress was sworn in. After the Republican victory in the midterm elections, the House of Representatives transitions from a Democratic-led institution to a Republican-led body.

Matt Towery | January 06, 2011

Been there, done that. An angry electorate reacts against a liberal president, so Congress vaults over the castle gate to establish itself as America's new frontline leadership.

Steve Chapman | January 06, 2011

It's boxy, bland and relentlessly practical, but in an age of diminished wealth and high unemployment, maybe that combination doesn't sound so bad. Despite those qualities, or because of them, the minivan is making a comeback.

Kyle Olson | January 06, 2011

Education Action Group has produced an eye-opening chart illustrating the torturous, time-consuming and expensive process New Jersey schools must follow when attempting to fire a tenured teacher for “inefficiency, incapacity, conduct unbecoming or other just cause."

Emmett Tyrrell | January 06, 2011

The modern tea party movement has no leader. It has no organization. Rep. Michele Bachmann tells us that an organization is in place, but it had better be awfully good.

Ross Mackenzie | January 06, 2011

Quotes on the economy as the new year begins.

Howard Rich | January 06, 2011

While the extension of Bush-era tax cuts dominated headlines during the recently-concluded lame duck session of Congress, the coming year will bring with it a renewed focus on public debt – whether policymakers like it or not.

Wed, Jan 05, 2011

Michael Reagan | January 05, 2011

With Republicans now at last in control of the House, Democrats who ruled the lower body with an iron hand, now cry out for a policy that will give them the important role in the business of the so-called lower body on Capitol Hill.

Ann Coulter | January 05, 2011

The Republicans are back in charge in the House of Representatives this week, and not a moment too soon!

Diane Medved | January 05, 2011

Leave it to the homeless to dampen my enthusiasm for paradise.

Humberto Fontova | January 05, 2011

Newsweek magazine just hailed Cuba among “The Best Countries in the World,” quality-of-lifewise.

Guy Benson | January 05, 2011

Senate Democrats all share a common aim: Reforming the chamber's filibuster rules and eroding Republicans' ability to impede their legislative agenda.

Rich Galen | January 05, 2011

In the Senate there are no known rules, so a bill comes to the floor when the Majority Leader decides to bring it to the floor.

Thomas Sowell | January 05, 2011

A recently released report on housing says that home sales are down more than 25 percent.

Michelle Malkin | January 05, 2011

No matter how you rearrange President Obama's inner circle, it still looks, smells and tastes like a rotten Chicago deep-dish pizza.

John Stossel | January 05, 2011

A few students, after drinking Four Loko, landed in the hospital with alcohol poisoning. Naturally, hysterical news reports followed. A new bogeyman was born: caffeinated alcoholic beverages.

Walter E. Williams | January 05, 2011

So many statements we accept as true, plausible or beyond question; but are they? Let's look at a couple of important ones: global warming and U.S. manufacturing decline.

Brent Bozell | January 05, 2011

Our national media elite reviewed 2010 with great sorrow for how America has besmirched itself in the eyes of the world with its "seething hatred" of Muslims.

Jonah Goldberg | January 05, 2011

"Unfortunately, partisan politics has immobilized Washington," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told Time magazine in 2007. Bloomberg, according to Michael Grunwald's cover story, was the diminutive half of a dynamic duo revolutionizing American politics. The other partner: California's then still shiny governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Tony Blankley | January 05, 2011

For too long, the decent American majority of citizens who are productive and hardworking (and those many millions now sincerely, desperately looking for jobs) have sat by while others have tried to usurp our liberty to enhance the power of government.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 05, 2011

The pas de deux between the Republican Congress and the Democratic president and Senate can get old pretty quickly.

Ben Shapiro | January 05, 2011

While Republicans celebrate their newfound majority in the House of Representatives, Americans await the true political turning point: the 2012 elections.

Terry Jeffrey | January 05, 2011

Next Wednesday, the House of Representatives will take up legislation sponsored by new House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., that is titled, "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act."

David Harsanyi | January 05, 2011

Almost every patriotic fiber of my body tells me that reading the Constitution aloud at the commencement of congressional sessions is a good idea.

Austin Bay | January 05, 2011

Last August, the government of Southern Sudan (GOSS), the semi-autonomous government administering Southern Sudan, asked a South Sudanese lyricists to write a national anthem.

Paul Greenberg | January 05, 2011

Can the Barack Obama who was a senator just a couple of years ago be the same one who's now president?

Donald Lambro | January 05, 2011

The No. 1 question for 2011 is whether the bullish economic forecasts for the new year will be justified or remain pie-in-the-sky exaggerations.

Ed Feulner | January 05, 2011

It’s an exciting time for conservatives. Also a dangerous one.

Jacob Sullum | January 05, 2011

Pennsylvania is one of 18 states that control the distribution of alcoholic beverages and one of 12 that operate retail stores directly or by contract.

Jeff Jacoby | January 05, 2011

On January 16, 1861, delegates to a Georgia state convention gathered to consider whether to secede from the United States. Three days later, voting 208-89, the convention adopted an "Ordinance of Secession," which "repealed, rescinded, and abrogated" Georgia's ratification of the federal Constitution in 1788.

Tue, Jan 04, 2011

Janice Shaw Crouse | January 04, 2011

My overwhelming impression from this opening session is that The Bachelor is a cautionary tale for today’s young adults.

Rebecca Hagelin | January 04, 2011

Our children desperately want to be rescued. At some level, their little hearts recognize that the messages of Hollywood decadence and government-as-God don’t ring true.

Caroline Glick | January 04, 2011

The Israeli Left was once an optimistic place. But that is no longer the case. It once promised peace and happiness. But that is no longer the case. Today the Left is marked by equal doses of doom and gloom, irrationality and delusion.

Armstrong Williams | January 04, 2011

But in most of the Western world, fortune telling has lost its potency – that is unless the fortune teller happens to be a scientist, pollster, or economist.

Guy Benson | January 04, 2011

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele defended his track record and fended off attacks from four challengers vying for his position in a debate held at the National Press Club on Monday afternoon.

Thomas Sowell | January 04, 2011

Dr. Victor Davis Hanson's quietly chilling article, "Two Californias," in National Review Online, ought to be read by every American who is concerned about where this country is headed.

Byron York | January 04, 2011

As Republicans take power in the House and play a more influential role in the Senate, it's good to think back a year.

Chuck Norris | January 04, 2011

Incoming House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican colleagues are intensely aware of public fury over how Congress operates.

David Limbaugh | January 04, 2011

The congressional Republicans' decision to read the Constitution aloud on the floor of Congress has forced some Constitution-contemptuous liberals further out of the closet, which is an instructive development to behold

Mona Charen | January 04, 2011

Things are far from peachy in this region -- and yet, the quiet itself ought to be news -- a welcome respite from the usual tension, fear, and grief. The year 2010 recorded the smallest number of Israelis killed by terror attacks (nine) in a decade, with 28 wounded.

Cal Thomas | January 04, 2011

The new House Republican leadership is smart to inaugurate their return to power by reading aloud the U.S. Constitution on the House floor

Dennis Prager | January 04, 2011

Last week, the National Football League called off an NFL game because it was going to snow in Philadelphia. This has not happened before. American football is played under all weather conditions.

Pat Buchanan | January 04, 2011

"Conservative Tycoon ... Dies at 95," said the New York Times headline on New Year's Eve about the death of Roger Milliken. Clearly, the headline writer did not know the man.

Debra J. Saunders | January 04, 2011

As he was sworn in as governor at Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium on Monday "with no mental reservations," Brown gave Californians reason to be optimistic that he might succeed where predecessors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger failed.

Paul Greenberg | January 04, 2011

They were supposed to be gone. They were supposed never to have existed. Remember the foofaraw over the part of ObamaCare that was going to have Medicare finance, uh, consultations about end-of-life treatment?

Phyllis Schlafly | January 04, 2011

The biggest news of 2010 was the gain of 690 state legislative seats by Republicans and their capture of both state houses in 26 states. Here are some New Year's resolutions for laws they should consider passing in 2011.

Bill Murchison | January 04, 2011

The battle smoke lifts, the noise of past political combat dies away, and we envision at last the right role model for John Boehner as he assumes the speakership. Who else, I ask, but Nancy Pelosi?

Larry Kudlow | January 04, 2011

The past is not always a prologue to the future. But looking at some of the big winners and losers of 2010 does provide some strong hints of a positive 2011.

Mon, Jan 03, 2011

Michael Gerson | January 03, 2011

President Obama's unofficial pardon of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was a fleeting story highlighting a durable problem.

Kyle Olson | January 03, 2011

As "Waiting for 'Superman'" so eloquently points out, the industrial assembly-line model of America's public schools, created decades ago, isn't working.

Rich Galen | January 03, 2011

When the House opens for business at noon on Wednesday, Republicans will hold a tag-team reading of the U.S. Constitution which is an excellent idea.

Michael Barone | January 03, 2011

Consider one conundrum in American politics. Income inequality has been increasing, according to standard statistics. Yet most Americans do not seem very perturbed by it.

Star Parker | January 03, 2011

A new organization, the Conference of National Black Churches, held its first annual meeting a few weeks ago in Washington, DC. But looking over the group's website, it's not the goal but how they claim they will achieve it that appears dubious.

Mike Adams | January 03, 2011

American communities are not what they used to be. Today’s college graduate changes jobs about a dozen times in his career. Since he changes jobs every few years he usually finds himself moving every few years. And since he figures he won’t be with his neighbors for long he seldom takes the time to get to know them.

Terry Paulson | January 03, 2011

There are forces in play in 2011 that make for the perfect storm. How we face it in 2011 will determine the future of America.

Bruce Bialosky | January 03, 2011

He said he was “shellacked” and now the media elites say he’s back, emerging from electoral defeat with a taste of victory. Don't believe the hype.

Ed Feulner | January 03, 2011

Here's what you didn't hear: This conservative wave of 2010 included some Hispanic-American voters. That fact inconveniently flouts the conventional liberal wisdom.

Frank Gaffney | January 03, 2011

By all accounts, the 112th Congress is going to be consumed with cutting government spending and creating jobs. This agenda reflects the election campaign of 2010 in which matters of national security featured not at all.

Sun, Jan 02, 2011

Salena Zito | January 02, 2011

Just because you say something does not make it true, no matter how many times you say it or how many people repeat it.

Austin Hill | January 02, 2011

The issue that captured hearts and minds in a slow news time was Hawaii Governor Abercrombie's personal and passionate rebuke of the so-called "birthers."

Debra J. Saunders | January 02, 2011

While WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is celebrating his $1 million-plus book deal on a 600-acre estate and enjoying his status as a lefty fringe hero, former cartoonist Molly Norris is in hiding.

Niger Innis | January 02, 2011

Businesses, workers and families face "fuel poverty," injustice, bankruptcy and worse at the hands of their government, if the EPA's regulatory power grab continues.

Adam Hasner | January 02, 2011

Record annual budget deficits and the mounting national debt – now in excess of $13.8 Trillion - are bankrupting our nation both fiscally and morally.

Paul Jacob | January 02, 2011

In 2010, the American people made history, while their politicians merely made the news.

Jeff Jacoby | January 02, 2011

Joe DeNucci, a onetime prizefighter turned Massachusetts politician, steps down this month after 34 years on Beacon Hill: 10 years as a state representative, followed by 24 years as state auditor.