Sat, Feb 26, 2011

Kathryn Lopez | February 26, 2011

Why are Republicans waging war on contraception? It's not the first time the question has been asked, and it won't be the last. Truth be told, Republicans aren't engaging in battle on that front -- but the phrase gets close to a legitimate fight.

Jason Fodeman | February 26, 2011

2011 has commenced and even though New Year’s cards may still remain prominently displayed on the kitchen table, a newly implemented provision of the health care overhaul law likely has some physicians and patients across the country yearning for the good old days of 2010.

Garrett Murch | February 26, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to deny late-stage breast cancer patients access to the critical, but expensive, life-extending drug Avastin.

Larry Kudlow | February 26, 2011

Fri, Feb 25, 2011

Janet M. LaRue | February 25, 2011

President Obama, the self-proclaimed “constitutional scholar,” along with the nation’s top lawyer, Attorney General Eric Holder, announced Wednesday that they couldn’t come up with a “reasonable” argument for limiting marriage to a man and a woman as God, Congress, state legislatures, and the majority of voters intend.

Caroline Glick | February 25, 2011

In these new and trying times, our leaders must shed their failed concepts of statecraft based on weakness and adopt new ones founded on strength.

Rich Galen | February 25, 2011

Tell me a time, not counting the Great War or its immediate successor World War II, when the world was in more turmoil.

Diana West | February 25, 2011

I almost forgot how the Pundit Right smacked down Glenn Beck over his wholly rational concern that out of Tahrir Square a new caliphate might arise in the Islamic world until I read William Kristol's op-ed this week.

Hugh Hewitt | February 25, 2011

Today I am broadcasting from the Phoenix Convention Center and the first gathering of the Tea Party Patriots since November 2nd's sweeping GOP wins.

Michelle Malkin | February 25, 2011

Barack Obama's new era of civility was over before it began. You wouldn't know it from reading The New York Times, watching Katie Couric or listening to the Democratic manners police.

Brent Bozell | February 25, 2011

It's so easy to look at teenagers in general today and sigh. They're more than a bit lazy, a bit spoiled and more than a bit morally compromised. Two teenagers made national news.

David Limbaugh | February 25, 2011

President Obama's brazenly calculated move to unilaterally abandon the federal Defense of Marriage Act showcases his attitude that he is above the law.

Mona Charen | February 25, 2011

It's hard to imagine the level of outrage that would be flowing in the direction of the Republican Party today if Republicans had behaved the way the Democrats have over the past week.

Oliver North | February 25, 2011

According to Hillary Clinton, "the safety and well-being of Americans has to be our highest priority." Oh, really?

Pat Buchanan | February 25, 2011

Last year, Barack Obama committed his administration to doubling U.S. exports in half a decade. Result: The U.S. trade deficit in 2010 worsened by 33 percent, rising from $375 billion to $498 billion, the largest percentage increase in a decade.

Suzanne Fields | February 25, 2011

In very different ways and in very different times, King George VI, "Bertie" to his royal friends, and Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, are emblematic of their time and place: "the king vs. the geek."

Debra J. Saunders | February 25, 2011

Call me Sutter. Sutter Brown. California's first dog, the shortest, cuddliest member of Gov. Jerry Brown's and Anne Brown's nuclear family.

Humberto Fontova | February 25, 2011

Black History Month ends soon –so can I nominate a genuine Black American hero for next year’s?

Linda Chavez | February 25, 2011

For years, unions have waged war on the GOP, pouring hundred of millions of dollars each election cycle into defeating Republicans at the polls.

Matt Towery | February 25, 2011

In 2006, I examined a series of surveys we conducted nationwide and then predicted a collapse of the housing market.

Humberto Fontova | February 25, 2011

Black History Month ends soon –so can I nominate a genuine Black American hero for next year’s?

Kyle Olson | February 25, 2011

Fewer than 40 days after the Tucson Tragedy, the left is once again using heated rhetoric and resorting to thug-like behavior to intimidate their political opponents.

Ed Feulner | February 25, 2011

Ever heard of the Solyndra solar-cell plant in Fremont, Calif.? Most people haven’t. That’s a shame, considering how much taxpayer money has been poured into it.

Brad O'Leary | February 25, 2011

President Obama’s health care reform legislation could help deliver battleground states to the GOP in the 2012 presidential election, according to a breaking new poll.

Alex Cortes | February 25, 2011

As history has demonstrated, competition with the government is a misnomer, and this case is no different. The government-sponsored health care plans have two main advantages: special rules and taxpayer subsidization.

Joel Mowbray | February 25, 2011

Rather than engage in peace talks with Israel or reform the rampant corruption within its government, the Palestinian Authority is driving the West to distraction.

Thu, Feb 24, 2011

Donald Lambro | February 24, 2011

Thomas Jefferson said that a revolution now and then is a good thing, and that is what's happening in states around the country that are dramatically cutting their budgets.

Paul Greenberg | February 24, 2011

It isn't T.E. Lawrence's revolt in the desert, leading a hodgepodge of Arab tribes across the desert in the Arab revolt against the Turks in the World War, Act I. That was the stuff of which legend was made. And myth.

Paul Kengor | February 24, 2011

A teachable moment on the purpose of government recently occurred on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” who has picked up the torch for the departed Keith Olbermann. It was Monday, February 7, the day after President Obama sat for an interview with Bill O’Reilly of Fox News.

Cliff May | February 24, 2011

Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen are in turmoil. In Libya, Colonel Moammar Gadhafi is using mercenaries to slaughter peaceful protestors. Hezbollah is staging a slow-motion coup in Lebanon. Iran’s rulers are executing dissidents daily, developing nuclear weapons and sending warships through Suez.

Armstrong Williams | February 24, 2011

If you’ve been following the latest shenanigans of elected officials running the District of Columbia, it’s easy to understand why the city is so messed up. I’m referring, of course, to Lincoln-gate where DC City Council Chairman Kwame Brown ordered not one, but two 2011 Lincoln Navigator SUVs for his official use.

Kyle Olson | February 24, 2011

While all eyes are on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his efforts to reform his state’s spending, Indiana is leading the way with broad-based education reforms.

Howard Rich | February 24, 2011

President Obama has said that the cuts included in his fiscal 2012 budget will force “tough choices and sacrifices.” Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner invoked a former tax-hiking president in defending his chamber’s proposed budget reductions.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | February 24, 2011

Protests in Tunisia spread to Egypt, which led to the flight of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and will lead to who knows what type of government in the end. Currently, the military is in control of Egypt -- we think -- and things are largely peaceful.

Michael Barone | February 24, 2011

Everyone has priorities. During the past week, Barack Obama has found no time to condemn the attacks that Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi has launched on the Libyan people.

Victor Davis Hanson | February 24, 2011

President Obama established a bipartisan debt-reduction commission -- and then ignored its findings, which called for unpopular reductions in entitlements and across-the-board spending cuts. His first two budgets led to the largest deficits in U.S. history.

Larry Elder | February 24, 2011

"'ObamaCare' ... is a disparaging reference to the President of the United States," says one Democrat from Florida.

Debra J. Saunders | February 24, 2011

Call me Sutter. Sutter Brown. California's first dog, the shortest, cuddliest member of Gov. Jerry Brown's and Anne Brown's nuclear family.

Steve Chapman | February 24, 2011

Creating incentives for governments to behave honestly and responsibly? It's a new concept, but it might be worth a try.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 24, 2011

Frankly, I did not think of Chris Matthews as an episodic apologist until I watched his MSNBC documentary this week, "President of the World: The Bill Clinton Phenomenon."

Jason Adkins | February 24, 2011

“Judicial activism” is a term on the lips of people across the political spectrum. Unfortunately, it has come to mean little more than “a decision I don’t like” that strikes down some law or government program as unconstitutional (such as corporate speech restrictions or Obamacare).

Wed, Feb 23, 2011

Ann Coulter | February 23, 2011

The good news out of Wisconsin is that public school students' test scores skyrocketed last week, mystifying educators.

Emmet McGroarty | February 23, 2011

How special interests and the federal government quietly restructured and took over education, cutting parents out of the process.

Jeff Stier | February 23, 2011

Why would the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overturn its own scientists and decide to regulate trace levels of perchlorate in drinking water after it recently decided it didn't need to be regulated?

Matt Barber | February 23, 2011

The term “useful idiot” is believed to have been coined by Vladimir Lenin. It originally described liberal Communist sympathizers in Western nations who, as the Soviet leader explained, would “sell us (Soviet Russia) the rope with which we will hang them (the West).”

Michael Reagan | February 23, 2011

The turmoil and shocking thuggery we are now witnessing in Madison, Wis. is at a level seldom seen in America in this era.

Kelly Cobb | February 23, 2011

For two years, President Obama's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a number of regulatory campaigns purporting to protect consumers. Their onerous Net Neutrality Internet regulations – sure to be shot down in court or by Congress – were labeled as helping to “ensure robust Internet for consumers.”

Rich Galen | February 23, 2011

The price of oil on the international market at yesterday's close was $93.57 per barrel, an increase of $7.37 in one day.

Thomas Sowell | February 23, 2011

Moderation-- at least verbal moderation-- is suddenly in vogue.President Obama's rhetoric has moderated, even if his policies and practices have not.

Michelle Malkin | February 23, 2011

First lady Michelle Obama said, "Let's Move!" Who knew Democratic politicians in Wisconsin and Indiana would take her literally?

John Stossel | February 23, 2011

The government can't even keep its interfering ways out of the Oscars this Sunday.

Walter E. Williams | February 23, 2011

It is truly disgusting for me to hear politicians, national and international talking heads and pseudo-academics praising the Middle East stirrings as democracy movements.

Brent Bozell | February 23, 2011

The battle in Madison, Wis., between new Gov. Scott Walker and the public-sector union hacks offers an amazing study in journalistic double standards. The same national media that have spent the last two years drawing devil's horns and Klan hoods on the tea party protesters have switched sides with lightning speed.

Jonah Goldberg | February 23, 2011

Public unions have been a 50-year mistake.

Tony Blankley | February 23, 2011

At the risk of giddy over-optimism, I have the hunch that the American voting public is beginning to demand legislating that actually deals with the nation's problems.

Michael Medved | February 23, 2011

It’s much too early to identify clear winners in the political turmoil in Egypt but it’s already easy to spot an obvious loser: the stumbling Obama administration must now abandon its cherished but dangerous illusions about peace in the Middle East.

Ben Shapiro | February 23, 2011

America is the most powerful nation on earth. If it chose to slow the mobilization of the socialist-Islamist axis of ideological evil, it surely could.

Terry Jeffrey | February 23, 2011

With the entire nation watching, Wisconsinites are now debating whether the state's public school teachers ought to be required to pay 5.8 percent of their wages to support their own retirement plans and 12.6 percent of their own health-insurance premiums.

Austin Bay | February 23, 2011

This year's great cascade of Arab rebellions continues, and even China's oligarchs are feeling its effects. Libya may be next. Meanwhile, back in Iran, the rebellions have energized the opposition Green Movement.

Paul Greenberg | February 23, 2011

I tried to stay interested in Bill O'Reilly's interview with Barack Obama some weeks ago. Honest I did. Duty called but, when I answered, it turned into what seemed a life sentence.

Donald Lambro | February 23, 2011

There's no chance the Senate is going to take up last week's House Republican budget cuts, yet they sent a loud, clear, muscular message to the other side of the Capitol that the Obama Democrats' spending binge days are over.

Kyle Olson | February 23, 2011

Under current Wisconsin law, the identity of the insurance company that provides health coverage to school employees is a matter of collective bargaining in each school district.

Jacob Sullum | February 23, 2011

ark Ciavarella, the Pennsylvania judge known as "Mr. Zero Tolerance," had a reputation for running his courtroom like an assembly line, spending just a minute or two on each of the juvenile offenders who appeared before him.

Bill Murchison | February 23, 2011

The showdown in Wisconsin over union privileges is, for all the hubbub that comes in its train, a wonderful, wonderful thing: too long in arriving.

Sandy Rios | February 23, 2011

“It was wonderful! You should have been there! It’s just like the Sixties!” A Wisconsin teacher reported effusively to my friend, another Wisconsin schoolteacher.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | February 23, 2011

Dear Carrie: I'm in college, and next semester my student loan goes directly to me for the first time. Since it must last the whole school year, I'm worried it won't make it

Marybeth Hicks | February 23, 2011

Let’s play Guess the Country. I’ll describe a scenario, and you guess where it happened.

Marvin Olasky | February 23, 2011

Young evangelicals are pro-life, not pro-liberal.

Tue, Feb 22, 2011

Jon Sanders | February 22, 2011

To his credit, Nir Rosen has expressed shame and apologized for his callous jokes on Twitter about CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan's sexual assault by an Egyptian mob.

Caroline Glick | February 22, 2011

For better or worse, each passing day the Middle East is becoming more unstable. Regimes that have clung to power for decades are now being overthrown and threatened. Others are preemptively cracking down on their opponents or seeking to appease them.

Janice Shaw Crouse | February 22, 2011

The “great man” theory of history — that strong, unique, and highly influential individuals shape history (for good or ill) through their commanding personal characteristics that imbue them with power and influence over a specific period of time or during certain circumstances — may not be as widely accepted today among professional historians as in the past, but for many of us there is no denying what our own experience shows us: An individual’s influence can have dramatic impact in specific situations or historic eras.

Kyle Olson | February 22, 2011

Charter schools are facing increasing fierce attacks by organized labor – because they work. Most of them are publicly funded and are not bound by inch-thick union contracts that stipulate what teachers don’t have to do and which hoops administrators have to jump through in order to hold their employees accountable.

Brad O'Leary | February 22, 2011

If President Obama runs his re-election campaign on the issues he discussed in his State of the Union Address, the outcome is not likely to be good for Democrats.

Hadley Heath | February 22, 2011

President Obama says he wants Washington to do some kitchen-table style budgeting. In his weekly address last week he discussed a letter from an American family and commented, “Families across this country understand what it takes to manage a budget…Well it’s time Washington acted as responsibly as our families do.”

Rebecca Hagelin | February 22, 2011

It’s been brewing for a while, but now it’s official. Last week, the Obama Administration jettisoned a Bush-era regulation that protected the conscience rights of health care workers, replacing it with a stripped-down version.

Katie Gage | February 22, 2011

As the nation seriously examines the role of government and the extent to which we should increase the debt as opposed to cutting spending, the President this past week submitted his financial blueprint for the nation in his budget.

Armstrong Williams | February 22, 2011

Wisconsin protests show the “new era of civility” is over, and that union myrmidons continue to put their own self-interests above the rest of the taxpayers and nation.

Thomas Sowell | February 22, 2011

Nothing more clearly illustrates the utter irresponsibility of Barack Obama than his advocacy of "high-speed rail."

Chuck Norris | February 22, 2011

"The fate of our country won't be decided on a battlefield. It will be determined in a classroom." Do you believe that?

John Hawkins | February 22, 2011

One of the most tragic things about modern politics is that it's practically impossible for the average American to understand what's going on without an interpreter.

Mona Charen | February 22, 2011

The particular defunct economist who most dominates the minds of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party is Keynes himself. But events in Wisconsin and a few other states are bringing other economists -- some still very much alive -- to the fore.

Cal Thomas | February 22, 2011

Standing firm and having the courage of one's convictions worked before. So far, Governor Walker has stood firm and explained what he is doing and why. If he doesn't cave, perhaps he might be the national leader Republicans have been looking for, either now, or in the near future. It worked for Coolidge and Reagan.

Pat Buchanan | February 22, 2011

Dropping the mask of The Great Compromiser, Obama reverted to his role as South Chicago community organizer, charging Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin legislature with an "assault on unions."

Rachel Alexander | February 22, 2011

Facing a growing tide of opposition over the skyrocketing costs of government employee pension plans, unions in Wisconsin are striking back with underhanded tactics.

Humberto Fontova | February 22, 2011

When a smitten Jesse Jackson yelled “Viva Che!-- Viva Fidel!” alongside the latter at the University of Havana in 1984 with Jeremiah Wright clapping wildly from the sidelines, the world’s longest suffering black political prisoner languished in a torture-chamber within walking distance of the celebration.

Phyllis Schlafly | February 22, 2011

A national convention to amend the U.S. Constitution would become the media event of the century, with 24/7 TV coverage, giving us every reason to anticipate that "Organizing for America" would flood the process of electing delegates and then demonstrate to hurl demands on their deliberations.

Robert Knight | February 22, 2011

Christians, orthodox Jews or anyone with traditional views of sex and marriage should be barred from state university counseling programs unless they agree to violate their beliefs. That’s the gist of the amicus brief that the ACLU filed on Feb. 11

Lee Habeeb | February 22, 2011

In the summer of 2009, Americans by the hundreds of thousands poured into townhall meetings across America to ask their elected officials in Congress hard questions about ObamaCare. Those citizens were quickly dismissed by the media, academia and the Left as Astroturf activists.

Dr. Richard Brake | February 22, 2011

Yesterday was President’s Day, which unfortunately has become less about celebrating our country’s greatest statesmen and more about selling cars, furniture, and other big-ticket items.

Mon, Feb 21, 2011

Paul Greenberg | February 21, 2011

One of the uncounted, indeed oft intangible, ways in which the United States of America is an exceptional country is that here citizenship is not a matter of race, creed, color or national descent.

Carol Platt Liebau | February 21, 2011

There’s no doubt that the government-union protests taking place in Madison, Wisconsin are about fiscal responsibility, and the public sector learning to live within its means. But they’re also about much, much more. Above all, the conflict is about whether Americans will continue to be divided into two different classes: Government workers, and the rest of us.

Byron York | February 21, 2011

In Hawaii, there are 25 members of the state Senate. Twenty-four are Democrats. And then there is Sam Slom.

Michael Barone | February 21, 2011

Two Republican governors barreled into Washington with the message that the lawmakers better get moving. And that congressional Republicans might do just fine politically if they do.

Jeff Jacoby | February 21, 2011

Perhaps the most shocking thing about the despicable sexual attack on CBS correspondent Lara Logan in Cairo's Tahrir Square is that to those who know Egypt, it wasn't shocking at all.

Star Parker | February 21, 2011

The first step in solving any problem is defining the problem correctly. It’s here, at step one, where we’re already failing in how we’re thinking about our nation’s fiscal crisis.

Mike Adams | February 21, 2011

Dear Stan, You may be wondering why I'm writing you a short e-mail with a letter of recommendation attached to the bottom.

Lurita Doan | February 21, 2011

President Obama's Fiscal Year 2012 federal budget is an example of shoddy math and non-transparent government at work. The 2012 Federal Budget fiscal shell game is as curious for what items are included as for what Team Obama chose to exclude.

Bruce Bialosky | February 21, 2011

Wall Street did it. Those rotten bankers are at fault. That’s the story we’ve repeatedly heard since 2008, when the bottom started falling out of the housing market.

Mike Needham | February 21, 2011

At critical times through our nation’s history, principled and courageous men have stood up and lead our country towards greatness. Our Founding Fathers declared their independence from Britain and created our Constitution – the greatest governing document we have ever seen.

Frank Gaffney | February 21, 2011

Within days, the Obama Pentagon is expected to decide which supplier to rely upon for what is, arguably, the cornerstone of America’s ability to project power for the next 40 years: the next-generation aerial-refueling tanker known as the KC-X.

Sun, Feb 20, 2011

David Stokes | February 20, 2011

On the day that changed everything, Sept. 11, 2001, Brad Taylor’s wife was nine months pregnant. Within days, she gave birth to their daughter. Four days after that, Taylor headed to Afghanistan with the image of his crying wife holding their new baby permanently etched in his mind.

Salena Zito | February 20, 2011

Even though the nation’s unemployment rate is at 9 percent (not the 7 percent projected by the White House, if the stimulus act worked), White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that the stimulus has added “several million jobs” and “lowered the unemployment rate.

Austin Hill | February 20, 2011

First, let me make it clear that I mean no disrespect to Justin Bieber. The teen recording artist is a genuinely talented young man, and he strikes me as a decent guy.

Debra J. Saunders | February 20, 2011

In 2009, when CNBC's David Faber asked former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan what lessons could be learned to prevent another great financial meltdown in the wake of the mortgage-financing collapse, Greenspan did not have a happy-face answer.

Steve Chapman | February 20, 2011

If you want to be on TV, don't go to Los Angeles or New York. Come to Chicago. In fact, you couldn't avoid it if you wanted to, thanks to the nation's most extensive network of police surveillance cameras.

Kevin McCullough | February 20, 2011

On Friday morning, my television and radio shows took calls from Wisconsin citizens, most of whom lived in Madison or very near, some of whom were teachers and more than willing to go along with the Governor's modest request.

Ken Connor | February 20, 2011

Inside the beltway, discussion of President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 has provoked the "Sturm und Drang" that we have come to expect in the polarized partisan atmosphere that predominates in Washington.

Paul Jacob | February 20, 2011

Republican politicians turn against the voters in Colorado.