Sat, Mar 26, 2011

Doug Giles | March 26, 2011

Vickie offended a seminal creed of the Church of PC

John Ransom | March 26, 2011

It’s the weekend. And nothing says “week-end” more than answering a week of endless inquiries from our readers ;-). So here’s a glance at the email, hate mail and comments we’ve accumulated over the week.

Kathryn Lopez | March 26, 2011

The revealing dress code of the American 'tween may be best dramatized by yet another pop-culture slap in the face of fatherhood: A Tide commercial.

Paul Driessen | March 26, 2011

Proposed EPA rules will do more harm than good for human health, especially for minorities.

Kyle Olson | March 26, 2011

Apparently Gov. Scott Walker knew exactly what he was doing.

Mario Diaz | March 26, 2011

The President has seriously nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Stephen Six, whose prints are all over the obstruction of justice in an investigation of an alleged systematic statutory rape cover-up at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Kansas.

Fri, Mar 25, 2011

Caroline Glick | March 25, 2011

What the Palestinian silence on who committed what atrocity tells us is that in this new terror war, Palestinians believe they can't lose.

Rich Galen | March 25, 2011

There has been so much going on this week, it's almost impossible to make sense of it all in just one column.

John Ransom | March 25, 2011

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez is calling for an inquiry into the case involving RJ Vanecko. Vanecko is a nephew of Obama’s Chief of Staff Bill Daley and outgoing Chicago Mayor Richie Daley. So if you're expcting justice, expect again.

Elisabeth Meinecke | March 25, 2011

An MSM reporter made a legal request to the state of Illinois to disclose the identities of all gun owners in the state. They'll stay private for now, but that's a tenuous situation.

Mona Charen | March 25, 2011

The village of Berkeley, Ill., has only 5,245 residents but has attracted the attention of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Pat Buchanan | March 25, 2011

Why did Obama launch this unconstitutional war?

Suzanne Fields | March 25, 2011

Many Americans were disappointed when President Obama devoted a Saturday radio address to a celebration of the progress of women in society.

Linda Chavez | March 25, 2011

New Census figures out this week show that the Hispanic population in the U.S. has increased dramatically over the last decade.

Matt Barber | March 25, 2011

Irony is defined as "the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning." The term doublespeak means "evasive, ambiguous language that is intended to deceive or confuse."

Michelle Malkin | March 25, 2011

New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner toasted the one-year anniversary of Obamacare this week -- and accidentally spilled his champagne glass all over the disastrous, one-size-fits-all mandate.

Brent Bozell | March 25, 2011

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the perpetually immature creators of the filthy cartoon "South Park," have spent years delivering product sure to please high school sophomores and L.A. Times film critics. Now they're taking aim at Mormons.

David Limbaugh | March 25, 2011

Everyone seems to have a different theory about why President Obama attacked Libya. I don't think it's that mysterious.

Oliver North | March 25, 2011

Nobel laureate Barack Obama, fresh from his Latin American spring break, is in serious trouble.

Thu, Mar 24, 2011

Michael Gerson | March 24, 2011

Malawi is a distant country, but it also feels distantly familiar. The roads and farms and livestock would have been commonplace in America a century ago.

Donald Lambro | March 24, 2011

While President Obama was touring the capitals of Latin America this past week, Americans were being battered by one bad economic report after another.

Larry Kudlow | March 24, 2011

Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor unveiled a strong pro-growth economic plan at Stanford’s Hoover Institution this week. Cantor is afraid the Republican budget-cutting message is a little too austere, so he’s attempting to balance the necessary budget cuts with a pro-growth, tax-and-regulatory reform message.

John Ransom | March 24, 2011

The head of the union, Bob King, has admitted that declining union membership rolls means that if the UAW doesn't "organize these transnationals, I don't think there's a long-term future for the UAW — I really don't."

Hugh Hewitt | March 24, 2011

Congratulations on a great start to your term as chair of the Republican National Committee. Past supporters are returning again to GOP.com with confidence that their contributions will be well-managed and that the RNC will be about the business of building the party at every level.

Cliff May | March 24, 2011

Readers of tea leaves, tarot cards and goat entrails may be able to predict the future. But prognostication is a skill few journalists, politicians, diplomats, and intelligence officials have demonstrated consistently over time.

Rich Tucker | March 24, 2011

On an ancient episode of The Simpsons, Lisa sets out to write an essay about what made America great. “What would Ben Franklin say if he were alive today?” she writes. “He’d say … find a better opening.”

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 24, 2011

Total Americans unemployed, underemployed or discouraged: 19.1 million. During these turbulent times, our country is in need of a pilot who is experienced and able to help the nation land safely amid rough times.

Victor Davis Hanson | March 24, 2011

Gas is well over $4 a gallon in most places in California -- and soaring elsewhere as well. But are such high energy prices good or bad?

Michael Barone | March 24, 2011

As one who hopes for success in Libya, I am dismayed by the contradictions in the course we are following.

Larry Elder | March 24, 2011

What a difference a change of job title makes in Obama's reasoning.

Mike Rogers | March 24, 2011

Every American deserves a waiver from the new health care law.

Cal Thomas | March 24, 2011

Norman Braman is the type of person who strikes fear into the hearts of every professional politician who thinks he can say one thing to get elected and then do the opposite once in office.

Ben Shapiro | March 24, 2011

What is this really about? As the price of oil skyrockets, as our debt levels rise to new highs and our housing market drops to new lows, President Obama decides that it is a fantastic time to start dropping bombs on Libya.

Debra J. Saunders | March 24, 2011

California prisons confiscated more than 10,000 cellphones last year. This year, officials at Corcoran State Prison found a cellphone with a camera in possession of convicted serial killer Charles Manson.

Ed Feulner | March 24, 2011

Ever heard a doctor talk about the value of “early detection” with certain medical conditions? The idea, of course, is to catch a disorder before it progresses too far, and serious symptoms start to show. That’s when it’s harder to cure.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 24, 2011

Well, it is official. The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has asked the Norwegian Nobel Committee to take back President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize owing to Obama's missile strikes in Libya. The head of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, also has weighed in, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is really in a snit. This is the best news Col. Moammar Gadhafi has had in weeks.

Steve Chapman | March 24, 2011

It's a good thing we didn't elect John McCain in 2008. A McCain victory would have meant an escalation in Afghanistan, a third war in the Middle East and a president sending U.S. forces into harm's way heedless of public opinion or congressional power. Oh, wait...

Ross Mackenzie | March 24, 2011

A selection of quotations about issues in the news....

Howard Rich | March 24, 2011

President Barack Obama says that Americans are “tired of talk” when it comes to rising gas prices. Unfortunately his administration continues to say one thing and do another on this critical economic front.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | March 24, 2011

Dear Carrie: My daughter is a single mother who doesn't make a lot of money. I'm helping her file her tax return. I've heard something about an Earned Income Tax Credit, but I also hear that the qualifications are complicated. Is it worth pursuing for my daughter?

Matt Towery | March 24, 2011

I can't believe what I'm watching. Nation by nation, the hotbed of the world is melting down. It started with Egypt, now Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and others.

Wed, Mar 23, 2011

Ann Coulter | March 23, 2011

In response to my column last week about hormesis -- the theory that some radiation can be beneficial to humans -- liberals reacted with their usual open-minded examination of the facts.

Jeff Jacoby | March 23, 2011

Back in November of 1999, as Boston's 516,000-square-foot convention center was about to go up near the South Boston waterfront, I wrote a column about the futility of building exhibition halls with taxpayer money.

Jacob Sullum | March 23, 2011

According to Obama's own standard, then, he violated the Constitution when he ordered a military attack against Libya.

Dave Ramsey | March 23, 2011

If you can pay cash now and still have plenty of savings left over, then there’s no reason not to go ahead and buy. The housing bubble has burst out there, and you’ll be able to find some real bargains in and around Vegas.

John Ransom | March 23, 2011

Thankfully, NPR allows us to remain calm. We are not at war, the Corporation for Public Race-baiting tells us, even if we are a bunch of Tea Party fascists and racists.

Larry Kudlow | March 23, 2011

A recent CNBC All American Economic Survey revealed that 37 percent of respondents expect the economy to get worse in the next year. That’s up about 15 percentage points from the December poll.

Michelle Malkin | March 23, 2011

After two years of practicing unrepentant contempt for science, jobs, law and truth, why should Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's words mean anything anymore?

John Stossel | March 23, 2011

In America today, the biggest recipients of handouts are not poor people. They're corporations.

Walter E. Williams | March 23, 2011

Economic lunacy abounds, and often the most learned, including Nobel Laureates, are its primary victims.

Brent Bozell | March 23, 2011

Anyone who's ever seen Jay Leno do one of his "Jaywalking" segments on NBC, locating average Americans and asking them factual questions on street corners, knows there are far too many Americans who know next to nothing about just about everything.

Jonah Goldberg | March 23, 2011

As someone who supported a Libyan no-fly zone from the earliest days of what once seemed like a revolution but now looks like a civil war, I have to admit that Operation Odyssey Dawn may be a perfect example of being careful about what you wish for.

Tony Blankley | March 23, 2011

Amid all the confusion of our new little war in Libya, one thing is clear: Notwithstanding the bravery and professionalism of our troops, in naming it Operation Odyssey Dawn, the Pentagon has invoked a haunting specter.

Michael Reagan | March 23, 2011

Ronald Reagan called him the "Mad Dog of the Middle East" and treated him as such, launching a bombing raid against his compound that purportedly killed a member of his family, reining him in for 20 long years.

Michael Medved | March 23, 2011

Liberal commentators blame the Bush tax cuts, not runaway spending, for the budget crisis.

Terry Jeffrey | March 23, 2011

Leave aside for a moment whether it was wise for President Obama to order our military to intervene in Libya's civil war, siding with rebels we know little about against a dictator who has sponsored terrorism against us.

David Harsanyi | March 23, 2011

Contrary to pithy bumper-sticker truisms, war is occasionally the answer.

Austin Bay | March 23, 2011

Stopping mass murder in Libya requires regime change. The first step toward achieving modern stability in Libya

Donald Lambro | March 23, 2011

In the first two years of his presidency, Barack Obama replaced Teddy Roosevelt's well-advised admonition to "speak softly and carry a big stick" with "be friendly and carry an olive branch."

Marvin Olasky | March 23, 2011

Should man rule himself? The Bible says no.

Robert Knight | March 23, 2011

When I was a kid, I got bullied fairly frequently because I was short. So my parents enrolled me in a Judo class. After a few unexpected flips in the hallways, the bullies left me alone.

Marybeth Hicks | March 23, 2011

It’s that time of year — time for teachers to infuse some life into the curriculum with that reliable instructional tool: the educational video.

Grace-Marie Turner | March 23, 2011

The United States is the world’s leader in pharmaceutical innovation, especially in the newest form of drugs created through biomedical research.

Tue, Mar 22, 2011

Ken Blackwell | March 22, 2011

Eleven years after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, on the eve of America’s great Centennial celebration, counterfeiters formed a plot to steal his body from its honored grave in Springfield, Illinois. They had plans to hold the body for ransom.

Rachel Alexander | March 22, 2011

Japan’s deadly earthquake and tsunami disaster on March 11, 2011, which caused nuclear reactors in Fukushima Daiichi to overheat, has revived the debate over whether nuclear power is safe.

Sandy Rios | March 22, 2011

“It’s time to get even,” declares a union letter to Wisconsin Teachers. An April 5th election for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court could be their chance for revenge.

Fred Lucas | March 22, 2011

Minnesota Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been making moves recently that make a run for the GOP 2012 White House nod look increasingly likely. He’s a blue-collar, tax-cutting, budget-balancing executive from the strategically important Midwest. So does he stand a chance?

Andrew Tallman | March 22, 2011

The New York Times columnist Gail Collins began her March 9th column by saying, “It’s been nearly nine weeks since that tragic shooting in Tucson, and you may be wondering whether there’s been any gun legislation proposed in the aftermath.”

Jason Fodeman | March 22, 2011

One year ago, President Obama opted to shove his radical health care prescription down the public’s throat. The measure passed Congress via reconciliation along party lines.

Armstrong Williams | March 22, 2011

When it comes to race relations, we of course would not be returning to virtues of a golden era of racial understanding; rather, we are overcoming our past failings.

John Ransom | March 22, 2011

Conservatives have become accustomed to the left using words as an assault the truth. The left deconstructs everything through a kind of moral relativist prism where right means wrong, left means right. Obama, however, has lifted the art form to a level that‘s both Orwellian and Nixonian at the same time.

Thomas Sowell | March 22, 2011

The Obama administration seems to be following what might be called "the Detroit pattern"-- increasing taxes, harassing businesses, and pandering to unions.

Byron York | March 22, 2011

"Madison is just the beginning!" AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka told a union rally in Annapolis, Md., recently. "Like that old song goes, 'You ain't seen n-n-n-n-nothing yet!'"

Chuck Norris | March 22, 2011

After a decade of playing one on television, I, along with my brother Aaron, was blessed a few months ago to become a real Texas Ranger in the presence of Gov. Rick Perry,

John Hawkins | March 22, 2011

It seems like it was just yesterday when we had an "imperialist warmonger" in the White House who was going to be replaced by a peace-loving Democrat who promised "hope" and "change" instead. It's funny how that worked out, isn't it?

Mike Adams | March 22, 2011

The irony is never ending in higher education these days. College administrators are so steeped in the ideology of political correctness that they fail to miss an opportunity to help make their opponents’ argument for them.

John C. Goodman | March 22, 2011

The single most important feature of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is the establishment of a health insurance exchange where people will be required to buy health insurance if they are not insured by their employer or a government plan.

David Limbaugh | March 22, 2011

The 2012 presidential and congressional elections are shaping up to be a referendum on whether the American people have the wisdom, the discipline and the will to save this nation.

Mona Charen | March 22, 2011

How is the case for war against Gadhafi smarter (remember, Obama is only against "dumb" wars) or less "ideological" or more prudent than that for war against Saddam Hussein?

Cal Thomas | March 22, 2011

Libya's recently resigned ambassador to the U.S., Ali Aujali, is optimistic about the outcome of the bombing of his country.

Dennis Prager | March 22, 2011

Many readers will recall one of the most famous headlines in modern American newspaper history -- the 1975 New York Daily News headline "Ford to City: Drop Dead."

Caroline Glick | March 22, 2011

The US’s new war against Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is the latest sign of its steady regional decline. In media interviews over the weekend, US military chief Adm. Michael Mullen was hard-pressed to explain either the goal of the military strikes in Libya or their strategic rationale.

Pat Buchanan | March 22, 2011

"The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."

Debra J. Saunders | March 22, 2011

Perhaps one of the most dangerous sentences in the English language is: "It can't get any worse."

Humberto Fontova | March 22, 2011

“Where are the planes?” kept crackling over U.S. Navy radios 50 years ago.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 22, 2011

f we are going to cut programs that are proven to have failed to achieve their goals, federal spending on education should be at the top of the list.

Frank Gaffney | March 22, 2011

There are many reasons to be worried about the bridge-leap the Obama Administration has just undertaken in its war with Muammar Gaddafi. How it will all end is just one of them.

Bill Murchison | March 22, 2011

When Ralph Nader wants to impeach a liberal African-American president for war crimes, you start to get the idea how odd these present times are.

Carrie Lukas | March 22, 2011

Moms not only have to discipline against obvious instance of unfairness—when Jimmy steals Janey's doll—but also referee more subtle injustices.

Wendy Wright | March 22, 2011

Ten years ago it struck me that, if a girl is sexually trafficked, at some point she will end up pregnant, and traffickers will take their victims to abortionists in order to keep selling them.

Mon, Mar 21, 2011

Willie Soon | March 21, 2011

Japan is grappling with a triple tragedy: earthquake, tsunami and possible nuclear radiation. This has brought rolling blackouts, as authorities strive to meet electricity demands with reduced supplies and crippled transmission lines.

Paul Greenberg | March 21, 2011

If there is one number from the vast jumble the Obama administration calls a federal budget, it's this one: The American economy is projected to grow at the rate of 5 percent a year.

Jeff Jacoby | March 21, 2011

Twenty years ago this month, George H.W. Bush went wobbly.

John Ransom | March 21, 2011

Pay no attention to the words behind the constitution, because the constitution right now is just a bumper sticker anyway.

George Friedman | March 21, 2011

The long-term goal, unspoken but well understood, is regime change — displacing the government of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and replacing it with a new regime built around the rebels.

Ken Blackwell | March 21, 2011

If it weren’t so sad, this story from the Washington Times would be too funny. It seems that money from President Obama’s $862,000,000,000 “stimulus” bill of two years ago has been spent to upgrade the Wilmington, Del., AMTRAK station.

Kevin Glass | March 21, 2011

Despite a lengthy debate that concluded last year with its passage, new details trickle out seemingly daily about the destructive impact of Obamacare.

Michael Barone | March 21, 2011

One thing on which there seems to have been agreement during the monthlong debate about how the United States should respond to the uprisings in the Middle East -- in particular to the anti-Moammar Gadhafi rebels in Libya -- is that we must not act unilaterally.

Star Parker | March 21, 2011

The facedown in Congress on the federal budget must be about principles as well as absolute spending. No drunk will sober up if he only thinks about how much he drinks and not about why.

Mike Adams | March 21, 2011

For some time, I have made a habit of asking students their major (and minor) immediately after they ask me a silly question.

Katie Kieffer | March 21, 2011

On Dec. 21, 2010, the FCC essentially declared that the Internet and telephone communications are the same. You know, like how water and beer are both beverages so they clearly are the same?

Lurita Doan | March 21, 2011

Mainstream media has become defeatist, abandoning the notion that Americans are uniquely able to accomplish great things.

Michael Gerson | March 21, 2011

President Obama's decision to participate in the air campaign against Moammar Gaddafi's regime is a vast improvement over previous policy, a victory for human rights idealists within the administration, and the application of an important international standard known as "the responsibility to protect."

Bruce Bialosky | March 21, 2011

There certainly hasn’t been a lack of ideas to reverse the malaise that infests most of our K-12 school systems. In large municipal school systems, charter schools – which many see as a partial solution – have been fought tooth and nail by the education establishment.

Mike Needham | March 21, 2011

Two years after an historic election, Americans asked for a refund.

Katie Gage | March 21, 2011

There is an agency in Washington, D.C. that is aggressively pursuing a plan to increase union power to the detriment of legitimate management and employee interests including the interests of the our country’s principal job creators, small business.

Sun, Mar 20, 2011

Salena Zito | March 20, 2011

Republican Haley Barbour sat in one of those beige hotel meeting rooms that fill this city of endless meetings. Nearing the end of his second and final term as Mississippi’s governor, he hasn’t formally declared but clearly is on the verge of running for president.

Salena Zito | March 20, 2011

Whether you sit across from him or watch him speak to a crowd, you are instantly aware that Haley Barbour is very comfortable in his own skin. His confidence is inviting, not arrogant.

Austin Hill | March 20, 2011

Since the 112th Congress first convened on January 3rd of this year, the U.S. House of Representatives has been aggressively pursuing an agenda of cutting government spending.

Doug Giles | March 20, 2011

I have not yet read what Tiger Mother Amy Chua penned in her book regarding why Chinese mothers blow western moms away in raising sharp, solid kids, but having just gotten back from the mall I’m already siding with Chua.

Steve Chapman | March 20, 2011

Just as congressional Republicans and the Obama administration had been pushing nuclear power, the disaster in Japan arrived to complicate matters. Proponents of atomic energy fear an unfair, crippling backlash

Ken Connor | March 20, 2011

In an economy that is increasingly calibrated for a two-person income, millions of parents across the country rely on some form of professional child care in order to meet the demands of their busy lives.

Ashton Therrel | March 20, 2011

Can Thousands Of Flight Attendants Say “No” To A Union And Have Their Voices And Views Heard And Respected?

Paul Jacob | March 20, 2011

First things first, last things last, and, when trimming budgets, the last shall be first.