Sat, Jan 15, 2011

Doug Giles | January 15, 2011

Do you know whom I believe is responsible for this catastrophe in Tucson?

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 15, 2011

Facing huge budget difficulties, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been showing other states how to survive -- namely, by taking on the government-employee unions.

Linda Chavez | January 15, 2011

The attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six others in Tucson have transfixed the nation for the past week.

Kathryn Lopez | January 15, 2011

When Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Tucson, it was a jarring confrontation with evil.

Kyle Olson | January 15, 2011

The folks who brought us the “Defend Public Education” actions last March in California, Wisconsin, New York and Michigan are planning a new round this year and will be drawing on the “energy” created by the violent, destructive riots in Europe.

Fri, Jan 14, 2011

Ralph Benko | January 14, 2011

The Tucson Massacre dominated the political discourse in America. That is a symptom of a preoccupation with politics that narrows our possibilities as a society to renew the American spirit, society and culture.

Byron York | January 14, 2011

For years, Republicans have wanted to cut off federal funding for National Public Radio. They tried and failed in the 1990s, but now, with a new GOP majority in the House, they're ready to try again.

Rich Tucker | January 14, 2011

Since he took office some two years ago, President Barack Obama has spoken frequently about the importance of creating jobs. As well he should. Throughout his tenure our nation’s unemployment rate has remained stubbornly high, leaving too many Americans looking for work.

Michelle Malkin | January 14, 2011

I agree with President Obama. When it comes to politicizing random violence, he and his supporters have been "far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than" they do.

Brent Bozell | January 14, 2011

The "Blame Palin" narrative turned out to be hogwash, but another one has emerged during the investigation into Loughner's psyche, yet virtually no one wants to discuss it.

David Limbaugh | January 14, 2011

I'm willing to praise Obama for a fine speech. But will he follow his own words and lead his party away from its destructive efforts to silence its opponents?

Mona Charen | January 14, 2011

Some good has come of the tragedy in Tucson. President Obama has issued a de facto rebuke to those in his camp who attempted to use the murders to discredit and smear their political opponents.

Oliver North | January 14, 2011

While Tucson victims still were being triaged by trauma teams at University Medical Center, we were "informed" that the killer was a "tea party activist" motivated to violence by "extremist right-wing rhetoric."

Pat Buchanan | January 14, 2011

The day that President Obama departed for Arizona to address the nation on the Tucson massacre, Washington was abuzz.

Michael Gerson | January 14, 2011

Members of the White House staff are extensions of a president's will, and also shape that will over time.

Suzanne Fields | January 14, 2011

Smart phones and online libraries constantly feed us information, but we don't get any wiser. We blame others for what goes wrong and for what we don't fully understand.

David Harsanyi | January 14, 2011

Wasn't it moving to see progressive tweetdom and punditry unite in the defense of Jewry -- in the Middle Ages? As a member of this most oppressed minority, I personally want to thank you.

Donald Lambro | January 14, 2011

Recent polls say Barack Obama's job-approval ratings are up, yet other indicators of our troubled times show that some of our biggest problems persist or have worsened under his presidency.

Paul Driessen | January 14, 2011

Falsehoods about insecticides and bednets continue to leave a path of destruction and death.

Ryan Lees | January 14, 2011

The jockeying that will determine the next chairman must involve an extra consideration. Regarding the new and powerful element now practicing conservative politics known as the Tea Party, their identity and message should be used to measure the candidates.

Katie Gage | January 14, 2011

If you think Big Labor’s agenda is confined to taking away the secret ballot and empowering bureaucrats to mandate contracts on workers and small businesses alike without their consent, their latest scheme may surprise you.

Thu, Jan 13, 2011

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | January 13, 2011

It is unusual for a President to launch a re-election nearly two years before the vote, but this is exactly what Barack Obama is laying the ground work for.

Diana West | January 13, 2011

The suppression of the facts is by no means the most dangerous aspect of any Big Lie. After all, facts don't go away even amid efforts to suppress them.

Paul Greenberg | January 13, 2011

Suppose you had billions and billions of dollars and wanted to set up a foundation that would really make a real difference in the world?

Ed Feulner | January 13, 2011

“Filibuster” is not a dirty word.

Cliff May | January 13, 2011

Imagine if Muslims in Europe were being arrested for nothing more than peacefully practicing their religion.

Armstrong Williams | January 13, 2011

There are times when even the capture of the culprit fails to quench people’s thirst for justice. This usually happens in the wake of horrific, mind-bending crimes, like the shooting in Arizona last week that killed six people and injured scores of others.

Hugh Hewitt | January 13, 2011

None of the candidates who seek this weekend to replace Michael Steele as chairman of the Republican National Committee are household names. Whichever one emerges as chair will almost certainly define their first tasks as the repair devastated morale at the RNC and the rehabilitation of the donor rolls and the party's operations.

Marvin Olasky | January 13, 2011

If you've made a specific New Year's resolution such as, "I will stop smoking," good. But how about a personal mission statement along these lines: "To use the talents God gave me for His glory."

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | January 13, 2011

Stuck at home, we have seen a lot of our neighbors, and it has reminded me of the importance of community -- real community.

Victor Davis Hanson | January 13, 2011

Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and both the elder and younger George Bush all found the third and fourth years of their presidencies harder than the first and second. The nation and the world tired of speechmaking. The novelty of a new commander in chief faded; poll numbers went south.

Michael Barone | January 13, 2011

The steam seems to be going out of the move to "deftly pin this" -- the shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 13 others -- "on the tea partiers."

Larry Elder | January 13, 2011

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik took time from gathering the facts about the Tucson, Ariz., shooting to denounce the "vitriolic rhetoric" that he claims played a role in the carnage.

Cal Thomas | January 13, 2011

Even if Loughner had watched and listened to conservative media, what does that prove? Millions do, but they don't go on a shooting rampage.

Debra J. Saunders | January 13, 2011

Palin will not win the GOP nomination because Republican voters are not going to choose a middle-aged version of Britney Spears -- a figure whose most evident talent is to attract attention to herself -- to challenge Barack Obama.

Matt Towery | January 13, 2011

Let's cite another example of a well-known "liberal" -- as self-defined by his song lyrics, among other things -- who himself might have heightened political or social tensions in his day by means of his "rhetoric."

Humberto Fontova | January 13, 2011

Fidel Castro’s latest article in his captive (literally!) press mourns the Tucson shootings, as “An Atrocious Act.” “If only I could have gotten my hands on Loughner in time!” Castro must lament behind his crocodilian woe.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | January 13, 2011

Obama Administration energy policies are impairing our jobs, revenues, economy and health.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 13, 2011

The liberal wizards, working their wonders at The New York Times and its clearinghouses in the major networks, cannot even dupe the American people with an absurd conspiracy theory anymore.

Steve Chapman | January 13, 2011

It has been a dismal decade for gun control advocates.

Howard Rich | January 13, 2011

Lost amid the partisan posturing over the proposed repeal of Obamacare is a stark, unavoidable fiscal reality.

Douglas MacKinnon | January 13, 2011

Today, Giffords - an incredibly dedicated and decent public servant - lays wounded in a Arizona hospital, while six others who stood near her, were murdered. Yet, the news coverage of her wounding far eclipses the killings at Fort Hood. Why?

Ross Mackenzie | January 13, 2011

How's it going in the new year? Let's see....

Wed, Jan 12, 2011

Ann Coulter | January 12, 2011

By blaming a mass killing on figures of speech, liberals sound as crazy as Arizona shooter Jared Loughner with his complaints about people's grammar.

Michael Reagan | January 12, 2011

When a would-be assassin shot my Dad, President Ronald Reagan, nobody questioned the fact that the shooter was certifiably nuts.

Robert Knight | January 12, 2011

While the nation watches to see how the new House leadership flexes its Tea Party-enhanced muscle, the legal campaign to strip the public square of any reminders of America’s Christian heritage continues apace.

Guy Benson | January 12, 2011

As I fill-in for radio host Hugh Hewitt on his nationally syndicated program this week, I had the opportunity to interview former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty about his just-released autobiography, Courage to Stand. Our discussion touched on a number of topics – from last weekend’s Tucson atrocity, to his faith, to his passion for hockey, to the big question: Is he running for president?

Janice Shaw Crouse | January 12, 2011

All decent human beings mourn the heinous action that felled so many wonderful people and touches the lives of so many others. Sadly, some in the mainstream media, and liberal pundits on the cable television channels, are using this sad event to score political points, blaming the highest profile targets from the right.

Neal Boortz | January 12, 2011

In the wake of the Tucson tragedy the left has made quite the big deal of a map that Sarah Palin put on her website To listen to the media murmur you would think that Palin's Map was the primary, if not the sole cause of the shooting of Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six innocent people.

Rich Galen | January 12, 2011

I have been in Kenya since Saturday night on a trip sponsored by the ONE Campaign. I am with seven other political pros - pollsters, advisors, message masters, and me.

Marybeth Hicks | January 12, 2011

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the photographs of 9-year-old Christina Taylor-Green and her alleged killer, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, may speak volumes about American youth culture.

Maggie Gallagher | January 12, 2011

Americans reach for a larger meaning in tragedy when possible. We hate the truth that the attempted murder of a congresswoman was likely a random act of madness.

Michelle Malkin | January 12, 2011

There are many heroes who showed indomitable courage and grace under fire during this weekend's horrific Tucson massacre. Blowhard Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik was not one of them.

John Stossel | January 12, 2011

Last year, I reported that the United States fell from sixth to eighth place in the Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal's 2010 Index of Economic Freedom. Now, we've fallen further.

Walter E. Williams | January 12, 2011

John Adams warned, "A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever." I am all too afraid that's where our nation stands today and the blame lies with the American people.

Brent Bozell | January 12, 2011

Imagine the Saturday morning of congressional aide Mark Kimble. Kimble told of going to a Safeway for a typical meet-and-greet event with his boss, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Kimble said he went into the store for coffee, and as he came out, Giffords was talking to a couple about Medicare and reimbursements, and federal judge John Roll had just walked up to her and shouted "Hi" -- when a gunman opened fire.

Jonah Goldberg | January 12, 2011

In the wake of the horrendous shooting rampage in Tucson, why isn't anyone talking about banning "Mein Kampf"? Or "The Communist Manifesto"? Or for that matter, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "The Phantom Tollbooth"?

Tony Blankley | January 12, 2011

In the aftermath of the tragic shooting of Congresswoman Giffords and others, it is predictable that some self-centered politicians and political commentators quickly assumed the killer must have been provoked by political comments.

Michael Medved | January 12, 2011

It’s healthy, even natural, for Americans to feel populist resentment against elites that base their status through inherited wealth and family connections. But it’s toxic, misguided and profoundly stupid to focus public hostility on leaders who achieved their positions through education, diligence and ability.

Michael Gerson | January 12, 2011

When President John Kennedy visited Dallas in November 1963, he was greeted by a full-page newspaper ad accusing him of being a communist fellow traveler.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | January 12, 2011

The conventional wisdom of the media establishment that strident and outspoken political debate catalyzes violence is an absurdity. Telling people to "kill pigs" -- as the '60s radicals did -- in fact, encouraged violence. But vigorous political debate and strongly or even passionately held views have nothing whatever to do with the decision of some nut to kill a congressman or a president.

Terry Jeffrey | January 12, 2011

Hardly an hour had passed after the first sketchy news broke on Saturday that there had been a horrific shooting attack in Tucson, Ariz., at a public event held by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, when the liberal media began reporting the incident in a way that suggested it was somehow linked to modern American politics -- as practiced by conservatives.

Ben Shapiro | January 12, 2011

There is enough blame to go around for this Arizona shooting spree. Unfortunately for Dupnik and his allies, that blame lies almost exclusively with the left.

David Harsanyi | January 12, 2011

No doubt some of you are upset by the hysterical politicization of the murders in Tucson, Ariz. Be heartened that a new CBS poll found that 57 percent of respondents believed the political tone in the nation had nothing to do with this particular madman's rampage.

Austin Bay | January 12, 2011

The Jan. 17, 1991, air attacks on Iraq that launched Operation Desert Storm two decades ago gave the world a spectacular look at the high-tech weaponry the United States had developed to thwart a Soviet invasion of Western Europe.

Donald Lambro | January 12, 2011

Liberalism was running at full throttle in the Age of Obama until it collided with the 2010 midterm elections.

Jacob Sullum | January 12, 2011

Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused of shooting 20 people outside a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store on Saturday, probably will never get a chance to create the "new money system" he discusses in one of his rambling YouTube videos. But he can still have an important effect on public policy -- if we let him.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | January 12, 2011

Dear Carrie: On my 25th birthday, I gained control of a trust of $100,000 left to me by a family member. This is a lot of money for me, and I'm terrified of touching it. I've let the trust sit undisturbed for nearly a year, and I know I'm not taking full advantage of this opportunity. What do you suggest I do?

Gary Beckner | January 12, 2011

2011 is gearing up to be the year for education reform in America. With the education debate making headlines daily, it’s clear that we will be seeing major changes in the year to come.

Tue, Jan 11, 2011

Caroline Glick | January 11, 2011

On Sunday, the southern Sudanese began voting on a referendum to secede from the Republic of Sudan and establish their own sovereign nation. By all accounts, they will soon secede from the Arab, Islamic country and form an independent African, Christian and animist state.

Joel Mowbray | January 11, 2011

Saul Anuzis, one of the leading candidates to head the Republican National Committee, broadly shares the same conservative principles as his opponents, but what makes him unique is his compelling family history that he believes would enable him to present the sharpest contrast with President Obama.

Matthew Sharp | January 11, 2011

It’s fascinating that in a world where it is easier than ever for an individual to publish a lengthy discourse about any topic imaginable, our communications seem to be getting shorter and shorter.

Armstrong Williams | January 11, 2011

If we learned anything in the first decade of the new millennium, it’s that we truly can’t have our cake and eat it too- we cannot spend as if tomorrow will be as fruitful as today.

Rebecca Hagelin | January 11, 2011

In the upside-down world of assisted reproduction, too many fertility specialists have compromised the health of previously healthy young women—egg donors, basing their sales pitch on money.

Thomas Sowell | January 11, 2011

They say that, in politics, "overnight is a lifetime." In other words, the journey from triumphant hero to discredited scapegoat can be very brief.

Byron York | January 11, 2011

With Republicans now in control of the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder and other Justice Department officials are going to be answering a lot of questions in the next two years.

Chuck Norris | January 11, 2011

My wife, Gena, and I mourn over the murder and maiming of innocent citizens and lawmakers in Arizona this past Saturday morning. It makes us even more passionate in our fight for human life and reminding the world that from the womb to the tomb, human life is precious and should be prized.

John Hawkins | January 11, 2011

Honorable Mentions: Al Franken, Al Gore, Al Sharpton, Anthony Weiner, Arianna Huffington, Bill Clinton, Bob Beckel, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Dylan Ratigan, Eric Holder, Ezra Klein, Geraldo, Hillary Clinton, James Cameron, James Clyburn, John Edwards, Jesse Jackson, Jimmy Carter, John Conyers, John Kerry, John Lewis, Kathy Griffin, Lawrence O'Donnell, Markos Moulitsas Zúñiga, Matthew Ygliesias, Maxine Waters, Michael Moore, Mike Malloy, Rachel Maddow, Roger Ebert, Roseanne Barr

David Limbaugh | January 11, 2011

Theme: The left's immediate reaction to the Arizona shooting proves, again, that it will not forgo any chance to exploit a tragedy ("crisis").

Mona Charen | January 11, 2011

Widespread deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, along with laws that require a showing of dangerousness before a person can be involuntarily subjected to treatment, make it exceedingly difficult to stop a crazed gunman before his murderous spree.

Cal Thomas | January 11, 2011

In the aftermath of the senseless wounding of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat of Arizona, and the murder of six others, including U.S. District Judge John Roll and 9-year-old Christina Green, there will be many who will use this tragedy to advance their own political agendas.

Dennis Prager | January 11, 2011

A number of well-known spokesmen on the left have voiced reservations not only about the Republican decision to have members of Congress -- both Republicans and Democrats -- read the Constitution aloud at the opening of the latest session of Congress.

Pat Buchanan | January 11, 2011

On Feb. 15, 1933, Giuseppe Zangara, delusional and a loner, fired his .32-caliber pistol at FDR in the Bayfront Park area of Miami

Debra J. Saunders | January 11, 2011

How do we react to the horrific murders of Christina Green, 9; John Roll, 63; Gabe Zimmerman, 30; Dorothy Morris, 76; Dorwin Stoddard, 76; and Phyllis Schneck, 79; and the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and 13 others?

Humberto Fontova | January 11, 2011

“Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy!" Ted Turner gushed to a capacity crowd at Harvard Law School during a speech in 1997. "You people would like him! Most people in Cuba like him."

Paul Greenberg | January 11, 2011

Out with one member in good standing of the Daley machine, Rahm Emanuel, and in with another, this time a Daley himself, as the president's chief of staff.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 11, 2011

It's long overdue for Congress to stop the racket of bringing pregnant women into this country to give birth, receive free medical care and then call their babies U.S. citizens entitled to all American rights and privileges plus generous handouts.

Frank Gaffney | January 11, 2011

Two recent episodes offer an insight into a world in which the United States deliberately adopts a policy of pursuing international peace despite weakness, rather than practice what Ronald Reagan called “peace through strength.”

Kyle Olson | January 11, 2011

America’s public education system is a lot like the Chicago Cubs: both have become so accustomed to failure that it has become an accepted way-of-life.

Mary Grabar | January 11, 2011

The media, FBI Director Robert Mueller, and Democrat politicians are predictably using the tragic shooting of Gabrielle Giffords by what appears to be a mentally deranged young man to make political points and clamp down on opposing speech.

Bill Murchison | January 11, 2011

The gagging of God, so far as courts, professors and advanced theologians can accomplish it, gets slightly in the way of attempts to puzzle out the Tucson massacre.

Romina Boccia | January 11, 2011

The Internet is the most marvelous and open information highway humanity has yet experienced.

Mon, Jan 10, 2011

Brian Birdnow | January 10, 2011

The New Year, 2011, opened last week and in Washington D.C. the Republican Party celebrated the beginning of the new annum and the new decade by watching John Boehner, one of their own, take the oath of office as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Rich Galen | January 10, 2011

The shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 19 other people leaves us speechless. It also reminds us that the veneer of civilization is very thin and can be pierced in the most despicable and appalling ways.

Michael Barone | January 10, 2011

When you take a look at Daley's resume, what you see are positions not in job-creating departments but at the intersection between private firms and governments.

Mike Adams | January 10, 2011

Back in 2002, I decided to join the fight against campus speech codes because I considered them to be the principal threat against liberty in the 21st Century. I was also concerned that Abraham Lincoln was right when he said that looking at our schools today is a good way to see what the nation will look like in twenty years.

Elisabeth Meinecke | January 10, 2011

In the halls of a congressional office building, right across from Nancy Pelosi’s representative office, first-time Rep. Todd Rokita is settling into his new workspace.

Ken Blackwell | January 10, 2011

Abraham Lincoln revered the Constitution and said that the fact that it nowhere mentioned the words slavery, slave, African, or Negro was a silent but powerful admission that the Founders were ashamed of the existence of slavery

Lurita Doan | January 10, 2011

Congressman Darrell Issa’s chairmanship of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has already had an effect on Democrats in the Obama Administration, even before Issa has hosted a congressional oversight hearing.

Rachel Alexander | January 10, 2011

Just hours after Saturday’s tragic shooting incident in Tucson, Arizona, numerous news sources on the left from CNN to the Huffington Post were casting blame upon Sarah Palin, Tea Parties, and Second Amendment supporters. Typical.

Bruce Bialosky | January 10, 2011

We have become a country where people abandon personal obligations – even legal obligations – under the belief that there are no negative consequences to their actions.

Carol Platt Liebau | January 10, 2011

As the nation reeled from news that a gunman had shot a group of Arizona citizens including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, an all-too-predictable response emanated from some on the left.

Matt Barber | January 10, 2011

Palin? There's actually another outspoken, attractive, fearlessly conservative Tea Party favorite firing up the center-right grass roots: Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican.

Star Parker | January 10, 2011

I salute the Republicans of the 112th Congress for their initiative to restore the U.S. Constitution to its legitimate place of prominence in our public discourse.

Sun, Jan 09, 2011

David Stokes | January 09, 2011

Do all those who seem to be so enamored of a so-called “Living Constitution” really want the document to live—or are they actually trying to kill it off as a relevant part of our national life?

Salena Zito | January 09, 2011

WASHINGTON – Minutes before the roll-call vote for the next House speaker, U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa., gingerly sat down near the back of the chamber. When his name was called, Altmire did not hesitate to stand and announce Heath Shuler, a congressman from North Carolina, as his choice. There certainly was hesitation in the rest of chamber, however.

Austin Hill | January 09, 2011

Now, a guy who was Governor of California for eight of my elementary, junior high and high school years is Governor yet again.

Debra J. Saunders | January 09, 2011

Odysseus-like, Jerry Brown journeys back to his ancestral home.

Steve Chapman | January 09, 2011

Shortly after he was elected in 2008, Barack Obama expressed dissatisfaction at the way major college football determines a national champion -- in an antiquated, jerry-built process instead of a simple, fair one.

Ken Connor | January 09, 2011

An alarm has been sounded for Republicans who advocate big-government, abortion, gay marriage, and gun control: Take heed! The GOP is being taken over by (gasp!) actual conservatives!

Paul Jacob | January 09, 2011

The federal government's debt spirals out of control, the new House looks askance at sending it ever higher ... and Chicken Little is the consulting economist.