Sat, Feb 19, 2011

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 19, 2011

While the federal Environmental Protection Administration is about to impose regulations and taxes on carbon emissions by executive fiat -- in the name of stopping global climate change -- the United States has already dramatically cut its emissions and probably has already complied with the Kyoto/Copenhagen goals for reduced emissions.

Kathryn Lopez | February 19, 2011

Unfortunately, being called "Mr. Hannah Montana" in a glossy-magazine headline is far from Billy Ray Cyrus' biggest problem.

Paul Driessen | February 19, 2011

Many chemotherapy drugs for treating cancer have highly unpleasant side effects – hair loss, vomiting, intense joint pain, liver damage and fetal defects, to name just a few. But anyone trying to ban the drugs would be tarred, feathered and run out of town. And rightly so.

Dan Gainor | February 19, 2011

Broadcast networks mention Obamas incompetence just nine times in two years.

Fri, Feb 18, 2011

Larry Kudlow | February 18, 2011

The Democratic/government-union days of rage in Madison, Wis., are a disgrace. Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan calls it Cairo coming to Madison.

Caroline Glick | February 18, 2011

Identity politics are nothing more than socially acceptable bigotry.

Joe 'The Plumber' Wurzelbacher | February 18, 2011

We've got the entirely phony budget cutting program emerging from the White House and ambitious plans by GOP leaders in the House.

Rich Galen | February 18, 2011

Welcome to another new normal: If you don't like something your government is doing, or if your government is not doing something you think it should be doing - riot.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | February 18, 2011

George Washington inspired his contemporaries and countless Americans since, motivating others to emulate him.

Rick Santorum | February 18, 2011

America used to pride itself on the acceptance of differences toward the larger purpose of building a better America.

Michelle Malkin | February 18, 2011

Welcome to the reckoning. We have met the fiscal apocalypse, and it is smack dab in the middle of the heartland. As Wisconsin goes, so goes the nation.

Brent Bozell | February 18, 2011

Nobody seems able to stop the Charlie Sheen train. No one can force him to change. And CBS will stop at nothing in its willingness to dote on its superstar.

Jonah Goldberg | February 18, 2011

George W. Bush famously proclaimed that the desire for freedom burns in every human heart. I'm sympathetic to such notions and the statecraft that drives such pronouncements. But that doesn't get us very far. What drives the urge for liberty?

David Limbaugh | February 18, 2011

I knew we were in for real budgetary trouble with Obama, but his recent statements on the subject make me wonder whether he is so brainwashed with liberal ideology as to be divorced from reality.

Mona Charen | February 18, 2011

Well, now we have the answer to the question posed Nov. 2: Will President Obama, faced with an electorate infuriated by big government overreach, pivot as Bill Clinton did in 1995 and become a centrist?

Oliver North | February 18, 2011

For days after protests started in Cairo, the Obama administration struggled to find its voice about the "revolution" in Egypt.

Pat Buchanan | February 18, 2011

The fever sweeping the Middle East is now coursing through Libya, Yemen, Iran and Bahrain, where the U.S. Fifth Fleet is based.

Suzanne Fields | February 18, 2011

It's not easy to perfect a formula to encourage human aspiration, but two very different women in the headlines think they've done it: Lady Gaga and the Tiger Mom.

Michael Gerson | February 18, 2011

President Obama's 2012 budget is the numerical embodiment of his State of the Union address -- both being systematic distractions from the main, current tasks of governing.

David Harsanyi | February 18, 2011

Every year government grows, each time a state assigns itself new duties, the monopoly expands. Education is just the worst example.

Humberto Fontova | February 18, 2011

Senator Marco Rubio’s first filed amendment seeks to enhance our national security. Naturally this entails trying to nullify a recent Obama Executive Order.

Matt Towery | February 18, 2011

It sounds harsh and cruel, but U.S. House Speaker John Boehner's threat to shut down all but essential federal government services if the Democrats on Capitol Hill can't actually reign in spending is not only the fiscally responsible approach, it is also one that would be popular with the public.

Linda Chavez | February 18, 2011

As new figures from the Census tell us, the United States is becoming an increasingly racially and ethnically diverse nation -- with a population that doesn't fit neatly into the racial boxes constructed for "diversity" purposes.

Diana West | February 18, 2011

Why CBS kept mum for four days about the brutal sexual assault of network correspondent Lara Logan by a Tahrir Square mob on Feb. 11 we just don't know.

Donald Lambro | February 18, 2011

House Speaker John Boehner has reintroduced a welcome if sometimes messy change in what was once known as "the people's House": the right to amend pending legislation.

Kyle Olson | February 18, 2011

Now that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is on the road to recovery, labor unions and others on the American left have pulled out all the stops in blocking spending cuts in D.C. and across the country. Since the left has no substantive, intellectually-honest arguments to offer in defense of the insane levels of government spending, they are once again resorting to hate, vitriol and downright nastiness as its political weapons of choice.

Alex Cortes | February 18, 2011

There is significant disagreement among Republican Governors opposed to ObamaCare on whether to create a state health insurance exchange or in the absence of doing so, allow the federal government to create one for them as the law dictates.

Thu, Feb 17, 2011

Larry Kudlow | February 17, 2011

“Don’t fight the Fed” is an old stock market adage. Successful investors pay a lot of attention to it.

Jon Sanders | February 17, 2011

Excuse this rushed meeting, but we need to address this situation right away: Make sure you refer to Obama as Reagan.

Cliff May | February 17, 2011

>In his remarks following the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak last week, President Obama echoed the pro-democracy protestors in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

Hugh Hewitt | February 17, 2011

House Republicans lost the first round of the messaging battle over the budget last week with a lame attempt to cut less than $40 billion against the Pledge to America's goal of at least $100 billion.

Victor Davis Hanson | February 17, 2011

In times of massive deficits, why are we borrowing millions to subsidize profitable agribusiness? Lots of presidents have asked that question. George H.W. Bush tried to cut farm subsidies in the late 1980s. Bill Clinton did, too. George W. Bush wanted them ended as well. All failed.

Michael Barone | February 17, 2011

One way to judge the merits of the budget Barack Obama unveiled this week is by the comments of his political allies.

Doug Giles | February 17, 2011

Nir Rosen is now a former fellow at the New York University Center on Law and Security because his dreadful diatribe and paltry apology just got him fired.

Larry Elder | February 17, 2011

Learning nothing from his party's November "shellacking," President Barack Obama offers a 2012 budget that proves, yet again, he believes in government as fervently as President Ronald Reagan believed in the individual.

Michael Reagan | February 17, 2011

Welcome to three-card monte. That’s all that the Obama administration's economic program amounts to -- a sleazy con man’s card trick.

Cal Thomas | February 17, 2011

On the home page of the Office of Management and Budget website, President Obama is quoted: "Rather than fight the same tired battles that have dominated Washington for decades, it's time to try something new."

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | February 17, 2011

Obama's budget increases 2012 deficit by a third. Yes, that's correct. President Obama submitted his proposed 2012 budget this past Monday.

Debra J. Saunders | February 17, 2011

I'm sick of the left -- PPP is a Democratic polling firm, if with a reputation for accuracy -- flogging a story that makes Republicans look like rubes.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 17, 2011

In pronouncing multiculturalism defunct, the French president joins German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Australia's former prime minister John Howard, Spain's former premier Jose Maria Aznar and, most recently, British Prime Minister David Cameron in heaving a failed policy into history's dustbin.

Rich Tucker | February 17, 2011

If you itemize deductions, the IRS says you’ll need to wait until the end of February to file your 2010 tax return. That’s because lawmakers waited until Dec. 17 to temporarily renew the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts.

Ed Feulner | February 17, 2011

There are many ways to improve air travel. Unionizing the TSA isn’t one of them.

Kyle Olson | February 17, 2011

There’s a dirty little secret in public school governance: for a few thousand dollars, unions can run the table. How? Elect the school board. Then, at negotiation time, they’re sitting across the bargaining table from their friends.

Ross Mackenzie | February 17, 2011

Joy at the expansion of liberty -- maybe even of democracy -- is the only defensible sentiment.

Howard Rich | February 17, 2011

Washington politicians have worked themselves into a fine lather lately debating spending cuts. Yet as familiar rhetorical jabs are exchanged over proposed reductions to things like NPR and the National Archives, the real spending debate is being ignored.

Wed, Feb 16, 2011

Ann Coulter | February 16, 2011

The major new development is that NOW liberals want to get rid of a dictator in the Middle East! Where were they when we were taking out the guy with the rape rooms?

Marybeth Hicks | February 16, 2011

I told you so, Billy Ray Cyrus, but you wouldn’t listen.

Robert Knight | February 16, 2011

Did you know that the nation will soon undergo a test that will determine how effectively the President of the United States can seize control of the media in the event of an “emergency?” Well, that’s not the way they’re putting it.

Jeff Jacoby | February 16, 2011

Although Obama identified himself simply as "black" in the census enumeration last year, a swelling cohort of younger Americans refuses to be so easily pigeonholed.

Michelle Malkin | February 16, 2011

While her husband may have paid lip service to ending the abuse of science for "politics or ideology," first lady Michelle Obama gave herself a super-sized waiver.

John Stossel | February 16, 2011

Here's a novel idea: Escape the suffocating chains of intrusive government by starting your own country!

Walter E. Williams | February 16, 2011

Why is it that Egyptians do well in the U.S. but not Egypt?

Brent Bozell | February 16, 2011

Jaws dropped across the nation's capital at the audacious annihilation of the truth on the front page of the Feb. 15 Washington Post. The top headline read, "Obama budget makes deep cuts, cautious trades."

Orrin Hatch | February 16, 2011

Sky-high debt is a threat to individual liberty, continued prosperity, and national security. Yet the President’s response to this impending disaster is to pass the buck with a budget that is sadly, a sorry joke.

Tony Blankley | February 16, 2011

The only genuinely "draconian" policy in Washington is the multi-trillion-dollar annual deficits being run up that constitute a death sentence on our children's and grandchildren's prosperity and liberty.

Michael Medved | February 16, 2011

Neither President Obama nor his conservative critics can provide a convincing response to the one question about the Egyptian crisis which the public most fervently wants answered: who are the good guys we’re supposed to be backing in this midst of this miserable muddle?

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | February 16, 2011

The central question in Obama's bid for a second term is: Will the issues that doomed his party in 2010 still be the key questions in 2012?

Ben Shapiro | February 16, 2011

On Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, Internet entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart, the impresario of the ACORN scandal and a growing investigative force in the conservative media, held a press conference at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Terry Jeffrey | February 16, 2011

Anyone who doubts the trend toward socialism is pushing America toward ruin should examine the historical tables President Obama published Monday along with his $3.7 trillion budget.

David Harsanyi | February 16, 2011

Though one hates to nitpick, it seems that Middle East coverage on cable TV has been only almost perfect.

Austin Bay | February 16, 2011

As revolutions go, it was the first liberal democratic domino -- and 235 years later, its proclamation that human beings are endowed with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness continues to empower democratic revolutionaries challenging autocracies and dictatorships.

Paul Greenberg | February 16, 2011

Once upon a different time the communists and their fellow travelers had a simple slogan and strategy: No enemies to the left!

Paul Greenberg | February 16, 2011

Once upon a different time the communists and their fellow travelers had a simple slogan and strategy: No enemies to the left!

Donald Lambro | February 16, 2011

The Obama administration seems to have a serious problem with its hearing, not to mention its memory. Last November, the voters said loud and clear that government is too big and spends too much, but three and a half months later, the White House has forgotten that crucial mid-term election message.

Kyle Olson | February 16, 2011

After years of obstructing efforts to reform public education, the nation's teacher unions are using this week’s national education conference in Denver to push for a spirit of “collaboration” among education reformers and teacher unions.

Rebecca Hagelin | February 16, 2011

National Marriage Week, which kicked off on February 7th this year, reached a crescendo on Valentine’s Day. Across the country, millions of married couples exchanged cards, sent flowers and had romantic dinners as they celebrated their commitment to each other. It was a beautiful reminder that in spite of the naysayers, marriage is not dead.

Jacob Sullum | February 16, 2011

As hundreds of thousands of Egyptians poured into the streets of Cairo, Elliott Abrams realized something important: George W. Bush was right.

Tue, Feb 15, 2011

Armstrong Williams | February 15, 2011

In his recent missive entitled, "Time to Turn Off the National Anthem Before Sports Events," Mr. Blackistone argues that the singing of the National Anthem at sporting events has outlived its purpose.

John Hawkins | February 15, 2011

How can so many people be so upset about CPAC when things are finally going in the right direction?

Thomas Sowell | February 15, 2011

With most of the media heavily tilted toward the Democrats, Republicans are going to get hit far more often than they are going to get in their own punches.

Byron York | February 15, 2011

Nearly one-third of the U.S. population today was born after Ronald Reagan left the White House. They'll never have any personal memory of Reagan, and millions more remember him just as the old guy who was president when they were little.

Chuck Norris | February 15, 2011

It all comes down to one question every citizen in our country must answer: Are you spectating or fighting for America's children in your local education Alamo?

Mike Adams | February 15, 2011

Dear Allison: I read with great interest your recent comment on one of my columns, which was posted on In the post, you claimed that I had experienced a “sychotic [sic] breakdown”...

David Limbaugh | February 15, 2011

It's pretty hard to stomach when President Obama even talks in terms of cutting the deficit, because his entire economic philosophy compels him to keep spending as if his goal were to impoverish our children and because he continues, in fact, to spend at such bankrupting levels.

Mona Charen | February 15, 2011

Conservatives have been chastised in some quarters over the past week for their lack of enthusiasm for the "revolution" in Egypt.

Cal Thomas | February 15, 2011

The events of recent days in Egypt offer a sober lesson to westerners who think the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak resembles the American Revolution.

Dennis Prager | February 15, 2011

It was difficult to control my emotions -- specifically, my anger -- during my visit to Vietnam last week. The more I came to admire the Vietnamese people -- their intelligence, love of life, dignity and hard work -- the more rage I felt for the communists who brought them (and, of course, us Americans) so much suffering in the second half of the 20th century.

Caroline Glick | February 15, 2011

One of the first casualties of the Egyptian revolution may very well be Egypt's peace treaty with Israel. The Egyptian public's overwhelming animus towards Jews renders it politically impossible for any Egyptian leader to come out in support of the treaty.

Pat Buchanan | February 15, 2011

Multiculturalism has "totally failed," says German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "State multiculturalism has had disastrous results," says Britain's David Cameron.

Michael Gerson | February 15, 2011

For time beyond remembering, the people of Senegal have lost a battle with malaria, surrendering a portion of their children to fever, organ failure and death, until this terrible sacrifice seemed ordinary.

Debra J. Saunders | February 15, 2011

The liberal group has been sending out e-mails to warn that Republicans are back in control of the House and to ask recipients to sign a petition that states, "Congress must protect NPR and PBS and guarantee them permanent funding, free from political meddling.

Humberto Fontova | February 15, 2011

Last week the U.S. Dept. of Justice, at U.S. taxpayer expense, transported a Lieutenant Colonel of Fidel Castro’s KGB-trained secret police named Roberto Hernandez-Caballero to a U.S. courtroom.

Phyllis Schlafly | February 15, 2011

It looks like the Russians fooled us again in nuclear treaty negotiations. After President Obama bamboozled the Senate into a hurry-up ratification of his New START Treaty, Russia impudently rejected the Sen. McCain "understanding" that we don't have to abide by the preamble's language limiting the U.S. from building anti-missile defenses.

Bill Murchison | February 15, 2011

Something there is -- to paraphrase Robert Frost -- that doesn't love an oil company. That, in fact, wants to Shake Fat Cat Oilmen Till Their Teeth Rattle, then Make 'Em Pay for Polluting the Skies and the Oceans!! Then ... ah, well, that'll do for starters.

Kyle Olson | February 15, 2011

Have you ever seen a school administrator add up the last four digits of a teacher’s social security number to determine whether or not that teacher will remain on the staff? How about teachers flipping a coin to see who will have a job next school year, and who will be standing in the unemployment line?

Meredith Turney | February 15, 2011

Was it callous in a state of 12.3 percent uemployment for Gov. Schwarzenegger to tweet the following: "Exciting news. My friends at CAA have been asking me for 7 years when they can take offers seriously. Gave them the green light today."

Rachel Alexander | February 15, 2011

With both parties substantially in agreement, the Patriot Act is likely to be around for awhile longer.

Craig Shirley | February 15, 2011

After reading the coverage in the Washington Post over the past two weeks of the legacy of Ronald Reagan, many Reaganites don't quite recognize the man who drew then into the movement as presented in the venerable paper.

Mon, Feb 14, 2011

Katie Gage | February 14, 2011

Just over a year ago, and without a tremendous amount of attention from the national media, a little-known agency changed nearly a century of labor policy in favor of union bosses and to the detriment of workers in the airline and railway industries.

Lurita Doan | February 14, 2011

Smoke and mirrors management seems to be the usual Washington way to address the need for reduced federal spending. GOP leaders in congress have begun well, proposing $100 billion in cuts, but with national debt over $14,000,000,000,000.00that's not really enough, not by a long shot.

Kyle Olson | February 14, 2011

Like the dog that finally catches the car, the radicals have become the establishment. Those free-wheeling students of the '60s - fighting "the man," bombing government buildings, burning draft cards - now work for that government and are counting the days when they'll receive their taxpayer-funded pension and retiree health care.

Paul Greenberg | February 14, 2011

Civility and the need for it is much in the news these days, often enough in a political context, and even more often when pundits and pols are accusing each other of lacking it.

Rich Galen | February 14, 2011

Here are the approximate numbers that you're going to be hearing about all day today, coming out of President Obama's proposebudget.

Carrie Lukas | February 14, 2011

Cynics sneer at Valentine's Day as a Hallmark-designed holiday, designed to compel the purchase of frivolous gifts. Yet even the most cynical often grudgingly agree there's something nice about taking time to appreciate love relationships—even if the occasion is contrived.

Michael Barone | February 14, 2011

It looks like 2/11/11 will go down in history with 11/9/89, not 6/4/89. 6/4/89 is when the Chinese military obeyed orders to massacre protesters in Tiananmen Square; 11/9/89 is when East German leaders announced the opening of the Berlin Wall and declined to order border guards to shoot the Berliners who began dismantling the barrier that had stood for 28 years.

Star Parker | February 14, 2011

CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, has been an annual gig for me for years. But this year I concluded it was not my place.

Terry Paulson | February 14, 2011

Rep. Paul Ryan’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union provides a clue to the political battle that is coming.

Bruce Bialosky | February 14, 2011

Former Republican Ray LaHood, now Obama’s Secretary of Transportation, recently announced that he wants to outlaw cell phones and navigation systems in cars.

Frank Gaffney | February 14, 2011

To all outward appearances, the just-concluded Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was a huge success. It was attended by a large, boisterous crowd, a substantial part of which was student-age - a promising indicator of the movement’s appeal to the coming generation.

Sun, Feb 13, 2011

Salena Zito | February 13, 2011

Today we are in the midst of a cultural U-turn away from a Hamiltonian meritocratic-elitist, centralized-power society to a more Jeffersonian Main Street focus, with state and local governments as the primary powerbrokers.

Doug Giles | February 13, 2011

It appears as if this multicultural smack we’re being sold in the U.S. didn’t work out too well in the U.K.

Paul Jacob | February 13, 2011

As the American superstate lurches off into total irresponsibility and impending ruin, a spark of sanity remains among the population, and in two heroes inside the imperial center itself.

Kevin McCullough | February 13, 2011

The results of the CPAC straw poll demonstrate the bizarre nature and overall oddity of this year's gathering of "conservatives."

Debra J. Saunders | February 13, 2011

On Feb. 15, on the recommendation of its Peace & Justice Commission, the Berkeley (Calif.) City Council is set to vote on a resolution to invite "one or two cleared" Guantanamo Bay detainees to resettle in Berkeley.

Steve Chapman | February 13, 2011

Chicago has not had a Republican mayor since 1931, but it came close in 1983, when a state legislator named Bernard Epton attracted hordes of lifelong Democrats, only to fall just short.

Ken Connor | February 13, 2011

Over the last few centuries, our society has come to believe that there exists a fundamental incompatibility between faith and science.