Sat, Mar 19, 2011

Ken Blackwell | March 19, 2011

President Obama and Vice President Biden this week paid an unannounced visit to Arlington National Cemetery . They went there to offer the thanks of a grateful nation for the service of Frank Buckles, the last known survivor of the American “Doughboys” of World War I. Buckles was barely 16 when he fibbed about his age to get into uniform.

Rachel Alexander | March 19, 2011

It sounds good, cutting $105.5 billion in funding for ObamaCare through 2019 by including a provision in the stop-gap spending measures that are temporarily funding government until a real budget is passed.

Debra J. Saunders | March 19, 2011

Years ahead of forecasts, Social Security paid out more money than it took in last year. So who in Washington is serious about tackling the deficit and looming tidal wave of debt? Not President Obama.

Humberto Fontova | March 19, 2011

When feminist icon Barbara Walters sat quivering alongside Fidel Castro in 1977 cooing: “Fidel Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care to his country. His personal magnetism is powerful!”, dozens of Cuban suffragettes suffered in torture chambers within walking distance of the hyperventilating Ms. Barbara Walters.

Kyle Olson | March 19, 2011

Union leaders can dress it up and use innocuous-sounding phrases like “voluntary consumer activism,” but the bottom line is that Wisconsin’s unions are now resorting to thug-like behavior against political opponents, real or imagined.

Carl Horowitz | March 19, 2011

The mortgage foreclosure crisis in this country may have been superseded by events in Japan, Libya and elsewhere for now, but it’s still taking a toll.

John Rossomando | March 19, 2011

Leading black conservatives lay blame for black America's rampant poverty and other ills squarely at the feet of the socialist orientation of black leaders such as Al Sharpton.

Jim Gilmore | March 19, 2011

We are witnessing unprecedented clashes and escalating political rhetoric between cash-starved state governments and their public service unions.

Fri, Mar 18, 2011

Kathryn Lopez | March 18, 2011

"She reminds me of my wife." That was the most frequent comment I received via e-mail on the September night Sarah Palin spoke to a riveted Republican National Convention in 2008, as the vice-presidential nominee spoke of hockey moms, pit bulls, lipstick, the dignity of human life, and the future of our nation.

Caroline Glick | March 18, 2011

Over the past several years, a growing number of patriotic Israelis have begun to despair. We can’t stand up to the whole world, they say.

Rich Galen | March 18, 2011

In September 1964 I showed up at a place called Marietta, Ohio to go to college. Among the 1,400-or so students who enrolled that semester, four of us became fraternity brothers, three of us were on the freshman crew and we have all remained friends for past 46+ years.

Michelle Malkin | March 18, 2011

A grown woman in public office who acts like Lindsay Lohan has no business comparing one of America's finest generals to Charlie Sheen.

Brent Bozell | March 18, 2011

Watching video clips of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the aftermath are, well, shocking, even to a media-overstimulated world. It almost needs a disclaimer.

Jonah Goldberg | March 18, 2011

I've figured out Obama. He's not a Muslim, he's a golfer!

David Limbaugh | March 18, 2011

It's interesting the Dems don't see the same urgency in our looming entitlement crisis as they do in their fake energy crisis.

Mona Charen | March 18, 2011

President Obama is known for his cool. He's been called "No drama Obama" by some of his associates.

Oliver North | March 18, 2011

It's only fair that Obama should take a taxpayer-funded spring break in Rio de Janeiro.

Pat Buchanan | March 18, 2011

Among the few things that may be said with certainty about the Arab revolution of 2011 is that it has revealed the rising irrelevance of President Obama in that part of the world.

Suzanne Fields | March 18, 2011

Conservatives love to hate Frank Rich, the New York Times columnist who wrote his last political column on Sunday. But they owe him an accolade or two for recognizing what the relentless production of opinion was doing to his writing.

Michael Gerson | March 18, 2011

The NPR exposé has led to an ethical debate: When are lies justified in pursuit of a political cause?

Diana West | March 18, 2011

There is an almost apocalyptic tension growing in the absence of action on the American energy problem.

Linda Chavez | March 18, 2011

Once in a blue moon, you find a politician willing to do the right thing even if it means his popularity will plummet.

Ed Feulner | March 18, 2011

President Bush wasn’t exaggerating when he said we were fighting a "long war." And it can’t be won unless we’re always on our guard.

Kyle Olson | March 18, 2011

Being vocal about the need for serious education reform means you must face a few arrows heading your way from teachers’ unions and the educational establishment. Both have a lot to lose if a student-centered education system emerges.

Janet M. LaRue | March 18, 2011

You might think that a top terrorist targeted for assassination by the Obama administration would be on the FBI’s list of “Most Wanted Terrorists.”

Chris W. Cox | March 18, 2011

In yesterday's Washington Post, columnist E.J. Dionne takes President Obama to task for not standing up to "NRA bullies". The President knows a thing or two about bullying.

Larry Kudlow | March 18, 2011

Better news from the Japan crisis today, as the nuclear power company Tepco appears to be on track to complete a power line to the Fukushima nuclear power plant this afternoon Tokyo time.

Thu, Mar 17, 2011

Donald Lambro | March 17, 2011

The unemployment numbers came out last week, but these were not the nationwide 8.9-percent average that was announced with much hoopla earlier this month, capturing all of the headlines.

Paul Greenberg | March 17, 2011

If you're looking for a three-word explanation for why so many Americans grow so cynical about government, you could do worse than this one: Erma Fingers Hendrix.

Janice Shaw Crouse | March 17, 2011

Back in 1988, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared it could no longer “afford” to keep track of official marriage and divorce data.

Sam Graves | March 17, 2011

A new study entitled "Spend Less, Owe Less, Grow the Economy," affirms that reducing government spending as a percentage of GDP will accelerate economic growth and create an environment for hiring.

John Ransom | March 17, 2011

Maybe that giant flushing sound we’ve all felt the last two years is a type of progress for us after all.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 17, 2011

The Lenten season is a time of reflection, renewal and anticipation. This reflection and renewal gives us time to prepare for Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Often this time is spent in self-deprivation, ridding our lives of various vices.

Michael Barone | March 17, 2011

The weakest part of our political system is the presidential nomination process. And it's not coincidental that it's the part of the federal system that finds least guidance in the Constitution.

Victor Davis Hanson | March 17, 2011

President Obama has spent most of his life either in, or teaching, school -- or making laws that he was not responsible for enforcing. His hope-and-change speeches were as moving in spirit as they were lacking in details.

Larry Elder | March 17, 2011

"Why no video of looters in Japan?"

Elisabeth Meinecke | March 17, 2011

Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama told Townhall he wants to see change out of the White House as the next step in what the government funds and cuts financially this year and next.

Ken Blackwell | March 17, 2011

"I don't think anybody disputes that Gaddafi has more firepower than the opposition," President Obama said at a recent White House news conference.

Cal Thomas | March 17, 2011

In the 1979 movie "The China Syndrome," reporter Kimberly Wells (played by Jane Fonda) witnesses an accident at a nuclear power plant and then uncovers a plot to keep it a secret in order to protect the power company's billion-dollar investment.

Debra J. Saunders | March 17, 2011

Grover Norquist, head of the Washington-based Americans for Tax Reform, doesn't want Republicans to negotiate with Democrats to solve Washington's deficit problems or to cut a deal to solve California's budget shortfall.

Steve Chapman | March 17, 2011

March Madness is here, so for the next couple of weeks, you will not be able to turn on your TV without hearing about teams seizing momentum and players getting in the zone.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 17, 2011

Republican presidential hopefuls are moving about in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Robert Knight | March 17, 2011

"I’m not going to lie to you, this is going to get ugly.” So predicts “Goldfish,” a Daily Kos blogger...

Ross Mackenzie | March 17, 2011

Will the President's passivity regarding Libya rank among his greatest failings of all?

Wed, Mar 16, 2011

Ann Coulter | March 16, 2011

There is, however, burgeoning evidence that excess radiation operates as a sort of cancer vaccine, but this only seems counterintuitive because of media hysteria for the past 20 years trying to convince Americans otherwise.

Don Kroah | March 16, 2011

The good news is that enough pro-family and pro-traditional-marriage voices were raised to support those legislators standing strong on the issue.

Marybeth Hicks | March 16, 2011

You could argue that the iconic advice columnist, the late “Ann Landers,” was single-handedly responsible for America’s rising divorce rates since the 1960s, thanks to her infamous question, “Ask yourself, are you better off with him or without him?”

Jeff Jacoby | March 16, 2011

Last weekend in Itamar, an Israeli settlement in the Samarian hills, terrorists infiltrated the home of Udi and Ruth Fogel and perpetrated a massacre of the innocents.

Rich Galen | March 16, 2011

Bahrain has been governed by the al-Khalifa family since 1783 when they kicked the Persians (now Iranians) out.

Hugh Hewitt | March 16, 2011

Speaker John Boehner, GOP Leader Eric Cantor and GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy have been in charge since November 2, and even though their formal power only arrived in January, they have had more than four months to prepare the debate over the CR, the debt ceiling and the FY 2012 budget.

Thomas Sowell | March 16, 2011

If the Republicans did point out such things as building restrictions that make it hard for most blacks to afford housing, even in places where they once lived, they would have the Democrats at a complete disadvantage.

Michelle Malkin | March 16, 2011

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., has once again earned his nickname: Thurston B. Howell III. He's elite, effete and so hopelessly out of touch with reality that his latest solution to America's fiscal profligacy is ... more fiscal profligacy.

John Stossel | March 16, 2011

One key to getting past the race issue in America is to end the war on drugs.

Walter E. Williams | March 16, 2011

How can academics, politicians, news media people and ordinary citizens get away with statements such as "Reagan's budget deficits," "Clinton's budget surplus," "Bush's budget deficits and tax cuts" or "Obama's tax increases"?

Brent Bozell | March 16, 2011

In the public policy conversation today, there is nothing funnier than hearing the leadership of National Public Radio deny there's a liberal bias at play over there.

Jonah Goldberg | March 16, 2011

Don't reorganize your life in a moment of existential panic or remorse. Take your time. Cope. But when thousands die, or when some sudden calamity befalls us, the tendency of politicians, journalists, policymakers and experts is to seize on the moment to advocate some radical changes.

Tony Blankley | March 16, 2011

In about a month, the Republican majority on the House Budget Committee will present its concurrent budget resolution for fiscal year 2012, which by law will include their proposed 2012 annual budget and their projection of the budgets for the following nine years.

Michael Medved | March 16, 2011

Distorted media coverage of the recent terrorist assault on the Israeli community of Itamar compounded the pain of an unspeakably brutal crime.

Ben Shapiro | March 16, 2011

lood on the bed. That's what 12-year-old Tamar Fogel saw last week when she opened the door to her parents' bedroom in Itamar, Israel.

Terry Jeffrey | March 16, 2011

The Congressional Research Service published a report on Feb. 10 detailing how the Obama administration is planning to spend $105.5 billion that was put on an appropriations autopilot in the health care legislation the Democrat-majority Congress enacted last year.

Austin Bay | March 16, 2011

In March 1941, Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps broke out of western Libya (Tripolitania) and attacked to the east, into Cyrenaica. By the mid-April 1941, the Germans reached the port of Tobruk and surrounded it.

Paul Greenberg | March 16, 2011

Some ideas should be suffocated with silence rather than given the compliment of censorship. Attempts to outlaw them only give those who express them the notoriety they seek.

Donald Lambro | March 16, 2011

Getting a law passed in Congress is a very difficult thing to do, as our Founding Fathers designed it that way, fearing that bad legislation would rob the people of their rights and freedoms.

Bill Murchison | March 16, 2011

Our national weeping and wailing over education spending cuts, public employee unions, and such like cause minds of a certain vintage to stop still and wonder. When were the divorce proceedings between home and classroom filed anyway?

Jacob Sullum | March 16, 2011

During a Senate hearing last week, Rand Paul complained about the federal energy standards that will force conventional incandescent light bulbs off the market during the next few years.

Frank Gaffney | March 16, 2011

It is not everyday that Congress breaks a major taboo and, in so doing, performs a real service to the nation. Last Thursday, however, was one such day.

Rebecca Hagelin | March 16, 2011

Parents got some good news last week: A new report from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) reveals that more teens and young adults are choosing virginity over casual sex.

Jon Sanders | March 16, 2011

Are widespread death and capital destruction good for an economy? Absolutely not.

Tue, Mar 15, 2011

Frank Gaffney | March 15, 2011

Yesterday’s videotaped revelations by the intrepid James O’Keefe provides welcome grist for many mills. Most obviously, it offers irrefutable evidence that National Public Radio employs elitists who are hostile to Republicans, Tea Party activists, and others derided as gun-toting, white “racists.”

Mary Grabar | March 15, 2011

Students have been primed to engage in such protest activities as those in Wisconsin on behalf of those who hand out their grades.

Rachel Alexander | March 15, 2011

A little over two years ago, a black man educated at Ivy League schools was democratically elected to the most powerful office in the world.

John Ransom | March 15, 2011

It’s hard to find someone in America less willing to do his job than Obama has been

Armstrong Williams | March 15, 2011

Learning cross the street safely is one of the first things a child is taught after it learns to walk. The first lesson: Cross at the cross walk. Second, only cross when the light is green. And, the cardinal rule -- always look both ways before crossing.

Dave Ramsey | March 15, 2011

80 percent of the people make 20 percent of the money, and 20 percent of the people make 80 percent of the money.

Katie Pavlich | March 15, 2011

President Obama published an op-ed in my college town newspaper, Tucson’s Arizona Daily Star, over the weekend calling for more enforcement of current gun laws.

Katie Pavlich | March 15, 2011

"My toe is no longer in the water, it's all the way up to my neck," Cain said. "I think I have a great chance of not only winning the nomination but the Presidency."

Thomas Sowell | March 15, 2011

Why are so many people who are opposed to development nevertheless in favor of "redevelopment"?

Byron York | March 15, 2011

In early March 1991, all the smart people in politics knew one thing about the upcoming 1992 campaign: President George H.W. Bush was unbeatable

Chuck Norris | March 15, 2011

There are ways to improve national academic imbalances. Here are seven ways to counter that torrent of progressivism.

John Hawkins | March 15, 2011

It's time for all of you toothless hillbillies in the Teabagger movement to learn something from your betters on the Left.

John C. Goodman | March 15, 2011

I can't think of any single act of government that creates more inequality than the lottery—at least per dollar raised and spent.

David Limbaugh | March 15, 2011

Why is it that despite the Republicans' resounding electoral victory in 2010 based on their promises for real change, many of us have a queasy feeling they're not quite measuring up to the task, even in the climate of Democratic infighting and President Obama's weaknesses?

Mona Charen | March 15, 2011

Who won the battle of Wisconsin? Republican Gov. Scott Walker got a legislative victory. On the other hand, Democrats, with a wary eye on 2012 and noting the worrying drop in support for President Obama in union-heavy states like Pennsylvania and Michigan, claim to be delighted that Walker has picked this fight.

Ken Blackwell | March 15, 2011

Last May 31st in Afghanistan , a world away from American backyard barbeques and military parades, Sayeed Mussa vanished into thin air.

Cal Thomas | March 15, 2011

The problem for NPR and other media is not only bias, but also blindness. Large numbers of Americans believe NPR and the broadcast networks are hostile to their beliefs.

Dennis Prager | March 15, 2011

As morally wrong as it is to murder innocent adults, mankind seems to have a built-in revulsion against killing babies. If a baby does not evoke any tenderness, if a baby is regarded as worthy of being deliberately hurt or murdered, we know that we have encountered a degree of evil that few humans -- even among murderers -- can relate to.

Caroline Glick | March 15, 2011

Ruth Fogel was in the bathroom when the Palestinian terrorists pounced on her husband Udi and their three-month-old daughter Hadas, slitting their throats as they lay in bed on Friday night in their home in Itamar.

Pat Buchanan | March 15, 2011

Prime Minister Naoto Kan calls it the worst crisis since World War II. Yet, horrendous as it is, it does not, thus far, compare with that.

Debra J. Saunders | March 15, 2011

At Friday's news conference, President Obama tried to connect with the common man coping with rising gasoline prices. Instead, the president left little doubt that he is clueless about cars.

Humberto Fontova | March 15, 2011

On Saturday Castro’s court handed down a sentence of 15 years to Alan Gross, a contractor for USAID jailed in Cuba since Dec. 2009 for bringing cell-phone and internet equipment into Castro’s fiefdom.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 15, 2011

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has again demonstrated her extraordinary leadership in the U.S. House. She discovered $105 billion of taxpayers' money that Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi had hidden in ObamaCare.

Bill Murchison | March 15, 2011

Our national weeping and wailing over education spending cuts, public employee unions, and such like cause minds of a certain vintage to stop still and wonder. When were the divorce proceedings between home and classroom filed anyway?

Sandy Rios | March 15, 2011

There was an interesting article in the Chicago Tribune just days after Barack Obama’s inauguration. Published on January 14, 2009, Peter Wallsten entitled it “Obama’s Team 2.0.”

Carrie Lukas | March 15, 2011

What invention most improved women's lives during the past century?

Mon, Mar 14, 2011

Michael Gerson | March 14, 2011

A rush of recent events has confirmed long-standing conservative suspicions about Secretary of Defense Robert Gates -- causing grumbling, and a call from William Kristol for his hastened retirement.

Paul Greenberg | March 14, 2011

It would be wrong to say this president had no policy toward the revolution in Egypt. On the contrary, he's had many. One for every day. Every hour. He still does. Just as he now does for Libya.

Mark Tapson | March 14, 2011

For better or worse, Hollywood has been called the greatest propaganda machine in human history. But what propaganda is it sending out about America and fundamentalist Islam? About terrorism? About our military and the war effort?

Jeff Jacoby | March 14, 2011

When NPR exec Ron Schiller turned from casually smearing others to talking about NPR's finances, he spoke nothing but the God's honest truth.

Mike Needham | March 14, 2011

This week, Congress has the opportunity to reverse its tragic 2009 decision to end the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program.

Rich Galen | March 14, 2011

There is an old saying which goes (approximately) "Every patient a surgeon sees, needs surgery."

Guy Benson | March 14, 2011

2012's political topography heavily favors Republicans, who appear well positioned to secure at least a bare majority next year if they competently manage their strong hand.

Michael Barone | March 14, 2011

In the Illinois legislature, state Sen. Barack Obama voted "present" 129 times. Today, he seems to be voting present on two major issues, Libya and the budget.

Mike Adams | March 14, 2011

Do you ever get tired of hearing Christian conservatives whine about how bad things are going?

Star Parker | March 14, 2011

New Census data show that Hispanics in California, our most populous state, are now a minority in name only.

Katie Kieffer | March 14, 2011

If you want a good education and a pile of money, you do not need a college degree. At least, not if you’re an American.

Terry Paulson | March 14, 2011

No one relishes anyone losing promised benefits or jobs, but a balanced approach to our fiscal crisis requires shared sacrifice and a hard look at what government priorities to protect and fund.

Lurita Doan | March 14, 2011

Ideological budget battles between GOP and Dems in congress mask the real battle erupting across America-- the battle between the makers and the takers.

Bruce Bialosky | March 14, 2011

Most of America has lived in denial about our public education system for at least 30 years.

Alex Cortes | March 14, 2011

If the GOP is smart, they will use some of the legal opinions to appeal to Americans and demonstrate the insanity of Obamacare's overreach.

Neal Boortz | March 14, 2011

Not sure about you, but I was absolutely thrilled last week when Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed the legislation.

Sun, Mar 13, 2011

Doug Giles | March 13, 2011

It was tough picking a Liberal to lampoon for today’s column.

Salena Zito | March 13, 2011

>Despite the big love that Big Labor has given Obama, he hasn't passed card-check legislation, nor will he get anywhere near to doing so until at least 2013 – if ever – if the U.S. House and Senate maintain the same Republican numbers.

Austin Hill | March 13, 2011

We live at a time when all Americans must sacrifice. All, that is, except those of us who can be politically helpful to our President as he seeks re-election.

Debra J. Saunders | March 13, 2011

Banish from your mind the recent controversies involving NPR's perceived or (I believe) real liberal bias. Even then, fiscal conservatives in Congress had called for cuts in federal funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting.

Steve Chapman | March 13, 2011

Newt Gingrich has a lot going for him if he decides to run for president -- a famous name, a record of accomplishment, a knack for raising money and a rhetorical flair that appeals to his party's conservative base. It's almost enough to make you forget his central handicap, which is that he is Newt Gingrich.

Kyle Olson | March 13, 2011

Last year, even as education reformers all across the country were turning cartwheels in celebration of Davis Guggenheim’s "Waiting for 'Superman,'" I remained skeptical.

Kevin McCullough | March 13, 2011

The majority of things on network television appear there by design. And since it is the American left that controls most of the agenda coming out of popular culture and hence television programming, you have to ask yourself, "Who are they hoping to convince?"

Ken Connor | March 13, 2011

In America, it's easy to take freedom speech for granted. After all, for citizens of the United States, free speech is a birthright, an ideal deeply woven into the fabric of society and culture.

Paul Jacob | March 13, 2011

Some bad ideas never die. And, like the proverbial undead, they arise when you least can handle them, in times of tragedy and horror.