Sun, Apr 24, 2011

Steve Chapman | April 24, 2011

Is it too early to declare our intervention in Libya a failure? More than a month after we started bombing, the insurgency has suffered a string of defeats.

Sat, Apr 23, 2011

Doug Giles | April 23, 2011

My wife and I have an acquaintance from Boston we’re unfortunately forced to interface with on an irregular basis who continuously gives me and my family hell about hunting.

Ken Blackwell | April 23, 2011

Even with 14 million Americans out of work and an economy still searching for light at the end of the tunnel, the EPA is poised to enact a series of back-door mandates that will stifle economic growth.

John Ransom | April 23, 2011

Soros has been accused of participating in attacks on currencies in Thailand, the UK and Russia, although he denies the charge. Is the US dollar next?

Paul Driessen | April 23, 2011

OSU tries to expel PhD candidate-children of the scientist who ran against Congressman Peter DeFazio.

Kyle Olson | April 23, 2011

As state governments continue to grapple with labor and legacy costs, we’ve seen government employee unions respond with massive rallies and publicity stunts.

John Andrews | April 23, 2011

Atlas Shrugged is not great literature, and this isn't great cinema. But as an indictment of false collectivist compassion, it works.

Jim Gilmore | April 23, 2011

Credit former Vice President Walter Mondale. His call last Sunday for higher taxes in a national opinion column comes as bold and clear as his infamous 1984 pledge to the Democratic National Convention to raise taxes if elected president.

Paul Kengor | April 23, 2011

Every April 22 is Earth Day. As one who studies Soviet Russia, I can’t help but notice that the day coincides with the birthday of Vladimir Lenin. The inaugural Earth Day occurred April 22, 1970, no less than Lenin’s birth centennial.

Janice Shaw Crouse | April 23, 2011

Just as Barack Obama wants to change what it means to be America, controversial author Rob Bell wants to change what it means to be Christian.

Fri, Apr 22, 2011

Caroline Glick | April 22, 2011

If only in the interest of intellectual hygiene, it would be refreshing if the Obama administration would stop ascribing moral impetuses to its foreign policy.

Kathryn Lopez | April 22, 2011

Young people understand human lives to be great gifts that should be offered in creative service, not spent in desperation or in demeaning disjointed or selfish ways.

Humberto Fontova | April 22, 2011

‘In 1970, a Senator from Wisconsin named Gaylord Nelson raised his voice and called on every American to take action on behalf of the environment,” read President Obama’s Earth Day proclamation last year. “In the four decades since, millions of Americans have heeded that call and joined together to protect the planet we share.”

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | April 22, 2011

John Boehner will be writing his own political obituary if he capitulates again to Barack Obama and raises the debt ceiling of the US government.

Rich Galen | April 22, 2011

About the time President Obama was goofing it up at Google, he was also approving a fairly dramatic escalation in America's involvement in Libya by agreeing to utilize armed Predator Drones to rain fire down on Mohamar Gaddafi's forces.

Michelle Malkin | April 22, 2011

Don't be fooled by The Donald. Take it from one who knows: I'm a South Jersey gal who was raised on the outskirts of Atlantic City in the looming shadow of Trump's towers.

Brent Bozell | April 22, 2011

For the Christian faithful, the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday is sacred. It's a time of reflection, prayer and fasting. It is Holy Week. It deserves the strongest respect.

Jonah Goldberg | April 22, 2011

"The Oval Office, I always thought I was going to have really cool phones and stuff. ... I'm like, 'C'mon guys, I'm the president of the United States. Where's the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up?' It doesn't happen."

David Limbaugh | April 22, 2011

Everyone but the blind and reckless agrees that the United States faces a dire financial crisis.

Oliver North | April 22, 2011

Easter morning sunrise services are part of a long tradition in Christianity.

Michael Gerson | April 22, 2011

The movie "Atlas Shrugged," adapted from Ayn Rand's 1957 novel by the same name, is a triumph of cinematic irony. A work that lectures us endlessly on the moral superiority of heroic achievement is itself a model of mediocrity. In this, the film perfectly reflects both the novel and the mind behind it.

John Ransom | April 22, 2011

Since Friday for me- at least this week- is the new Saturday, here’s a bonus edition of Email, Hate Mail and Comments from Readers. And thanks for doing the hard work of freedom.

Kyle Olson | April 22, 2011

Teach for America has been a breath of fresh air in some of America’s worst schools. The program, founded 20 years ago, recruits the best and brightest college graduates to commit to being teachers for at least two years in dozens of inner city schools around the country.

Larry Kudlow | April 22, 2011

I’d like to give American businesses greater incentives to create more jobs here at home. But we are still—in the U.S.—the best in business in the world. Washington needs to keep it that way with more free market policies, rather than suffocating government tax and regulate policies.

Mona Charen | April 22, 2011

In 1994, in a close race for governor of Florida between Democrat Lawton Chiles and Republican Jeb Bush, a late blitz of robo calls may have put Chiles over the top. The calls, which Chiles at first disavowed, but later -- in the face of a subpoena -- acknowledged, were aimed at older voters.

Pat Buchanan | April 22, 2011

Is the world headed for a debt crisis to dwarf the one that befell us in 2008, when Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson stood aside and let Lehman Brothers crash?

Suzanne Fields | April 22, 2011

Our British and European cousins are wrestling with a problem we don't have -- yet. How far can the state go to require religious beliefs to conform to basic law? You don't have to be a civil libertarian to feel a chill down your back in even putting the dilemma in such blunt terms.

Linda Chavez | April 22, 2011

Is Donald Trump a closet Obama supporter? That's the only logical conclusion to draw from the Donald's recent foray into presidential politics. If he keeps up his kooky bid for the GOP nomination, he'll damage the party and its chances to win the White House in 2012.

Thu, Apr 21, 2011

Diana West | April 21, 2011

To say that the memoir "Three Cups of Tea" is the basis of the bitter pill that is American counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy in Afghanistan is a falsehood and gross exaggeration -- like much of the book itself, as it turns out.

Donald Lambro | April 21, 2011

President Barack Obama seems to have trouble giving the Libyan rebels what they need most in their life-and-death struggle to topple Moammar Gadhafi's repressive dictatorship: weapons.

Humberto Fontova | April 21, 2011

The MSM is all aflutter, atwitter and agape over Cuba’s Communist Party “Congress” this week where Fidel Castro (84), former Cuban “President,” and “First Secretary of Cuba’s Communist Party,” officially “resigned” his position as “First Secretary of Cuba’s Communist Party.”

Cliff May | April 21, 2011

Were there an award for the worst idea produced in Washington in recent days, there would be many worthy competitors, but I think I’d put my money on this one: Granting Russians the power to tell Americans whether we can or cannot shoot down missiles flying toward their intended victims.

Michael Barone | April 21, 2011

Did Barack Obama take Tax 1 in law school?

Victor Davis Hanson | April 21, 2011

Last week, President Obama reversed course once again and now wants to raise taxes on the "rich" making above $250,000 per year. Obama is in dire need of additional revenue after proposing a $3.8 trillion 2011 budget -- containing the largest deficit in U.S. history at an estimated $1.6 trillion. Yet his latest share-the-wealth proposals make little sense.

Elisabeth Meinecke | April 21, 2011

There are probably few people on Capitol Hill who feel comfortable balancing guitars and writing books attacking Communist China, but Rep. Thaddeus McCotter happens to be one of those.

Cal Thomas | April 21, 2011

In bridge, a trump card is held in reserve for winning a trick. In politics, Donald Trump is anything but reserved and appears to think he might trick enough voters to win the next presidential election.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | April 21, 2011

Economics is much simpler than many highly paid pundits would like you to believe.

Debra J. Saunders | April 21, 2011

Now Obama is trying to convince Americans that "shared responsibility" means raising taxes only on the top 2 percent of income earners. So Team Obama held a "town hall" event at Facebook, placing the president next to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, a 26-year-old who is worth $16 billion.

John Ransom | April 21, 2011

The USS Cole bombing contained many of the same characters responsible for 9-11, the Ft Hood shooting, the attempt to car bomb Times Square and the failed attempt to blow up the Northwest Airlines Christmas flight in 2009.

Kyle Olson | April 21, 2011

When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker curtailed collective bargaining privileges for public sector workers (formerly known as public servants), it resulted in all-out political war in Madison. Walker won the showdown, and now the state can get its financial house in order.

Ross Mackenzie | April 21, 2011

What are some principal developments and changes witnessed during a 30-year career in syndication -- indeed, a 46-year career in the newspaper business?

Larry Kudlow | April 21, 2011

The House Republicans want spending limitations, not deficit targets. It’s not a simple semantic issue. A so-called deficit target leaves open the probability of a big tax hike.

Larry Elder | April 21, 2011

Donald Trump isn't going to run for president. He is rich, enjoys himself, says bold and often stupid things, trades his wife in for a younger model every few years, and calls Rosie O'Donnell a "big fat pig." What's not to like?

Matt Towery | April 21, 2011

I've listened over the past few weeks as the mainstream GOP establishment and pundits have tried to demean the possibility of a presidential candidacy by Donald Trump.

Steve Chapman | April 21, 2011

We all know that pornography is offensive and destructive, so we can guess that wherever X-rated fare gains popularity, social decay will follow. It may come as a surprise, then, to learn which state has the highest rate of online subscriptions to adult websites.

Emmett Tyrrell | April 21, 2011

Why is it that Donald Trump is a creditable candidate with a significant segment of Republican voters? In some polls, he runs ahead of all Republicans save Mitt Romney, and all I have heard him say is that he wants to see our president's birth certificate. Imagine if he would ask to see budget cuts from the president or revenue enhancements.

Wed, Apr 20, 2011

Ann Coulter | April 20, 2011

Even in their sleep, liberals must dream about new ways to suck up to public sector employees.

Elisabeth Meinecke | April 20, 2011

There are probably few people on Capitol Hill who feel comfortable balancing guitars and writing books attacking Communist China, but Rep. Thaddeus McCotter happens to be one of those.

Michael Reagan | April 20, 2011

There is a struggle now being waged in Washington, the outcome of which will determine whether the nation's economy will grow or continue to falter.

Ed Feulner | April 20, 2011

Another Tax Day, another check to Uncle Sam. For at least one day out of the year, Americans are reminded -- often painfully -- how much government costs.

Hugh Hewitt | April 20, 2011

Saturday's Tea Party Patriots gathering at the fair grounds in Sacramento was a boisterous and, as always, well-behaved and friendly event.

Rebecca Hagelin | April 20, 2011

America’s most elegant jeweler is synonymous with engagements, weddings, births, and anniversaries. Its stunning diamonds, jewelry, and silver mementos become enduring gifts to celebrate life’s most important occasions. The problem for most Americans, of course, is that Tiffany’s is way over-priced.

Paul Greenberg | April 20, 2011

There was a time when the Bible and Shakespeare were recognized as twin pillars of not just English literature but Western civilization. Wherever the English-speaking peoples went, these books would go, for they were compact storehouses of wisdom, strength and beauty.

Marybeth Hicks | April 20, 2011

A month ago, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a summit to focus attention on the national bullying crisis.

Rich Galen | April 20, 2011

To succeed in America - to truly succeed in America - you have to be more than excellent at what you do.

Michelle Malkin | April 20, 2011

Ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching. President Obama's perpetual campaign cash-o-matic machine kicks into high gear again this week as the celebrity-in-chief heads to Hollywood for several high-priced fundraisers.

John Stossel | April 20, 2011

I believe in the right to privacy. Yet I can think of someone who deserves very little privacy -- a policeman making an arrest. Unfortunately, in some states it's a crime to make a video of a policeman doing just that.

Walter E. Williams | April 20, 2011

The average American, as parent, student and taxpayer, has little idea of the academic rot at so many of our colleges. Save for a tiny handful of the nation's colleges, what distinguishes one college from another is the magnitude of that rot.

Brent Bozell | April 20, 2011

Conservatives who really wanted to see at least a spending "haircut" for NPR or public broadcasting in the underwhelming budget deal for 2011 might have suggested at least some symbolic victory for conservatives.

Mike Adams | April 20, 2011

The culture has changed a lot in the last couple of decades. Some of the changes have been so subtle as to be almost undetectable. But one change has been so dramatic that few people could deny or ignore it –although opinions vary as to the desirability of its effects on the larger culture.

Jonah Goldberg | April 20, 2011

At this point, there's at least one thing you can't blame Donald Trump for: being Donald Trump.

Tony Blankley | April 20, 2011

If future historians look back on the ruins of the American economy after a U.S. bond crisis struck in the second decade of the 21st century, many causes will be noted.

Cal Thomas | April 20, 2011

Growing up, "Hallmark Hall of Fame" represented the gold standard of what we would call today "family values" television, except that TV then rarely carried anything threatening to those values. Today, Hallmark's commitment to quality television hasn't change; it even has its own cable channel, which shows films that affirm the values most of us hold dear.

Terry Jeffrey | April 20, 2011

When President Barack Obama declared last week that America "would not be a great country" were it not for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and unemployment insurance, he committed one brief moment of partial candor.

Ben Shapiro | April 20, 2011

Back in the early 19th century, as the Industrial Revolution began to take hold, a group of British laborers rebelled against the technological advances of the day.

David Harsanyi | April 20, 2011

President Barack Obama kicked off his "Shared Responsibility, Shared Prosperity" tour last week with a spirited defense of progressive principles -- hereafter known as America's "basic social compact."

John Ransom | April 20, 2011

Obama's determined to provide America with “21st-century economic and national security” by creating an immigration system that looks less secure than the one we had in 19th-century.

Austin Bay | April 20, 2011

It may rank as one of the most ill-timed feature articles ever published. Peel away the gobs of glamor lingo, and Vogue Magazine's recent article lauding Asma al-Assad, the wife of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, is little more than haut couture propaganda.

Humberto Fontova | April 20, 2011

Castro and his groupies hail The Bay of Pigs as his crowning glory: “Imperialism’s First Defeat!” Never mind that Castro’s forces got one of the most inglorious stompings in modern military history.

Jacob Sullum | April 20, 2011

Preet Bharara seems to be haunted by the fear that someone, somewhere, may be playing poker. Last year, Bharara, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, threatened an Australian payment processor with up to 75 years in prison for helping online poker companies do business with their U.S. customers.

Kyle Olson | April 20, 2011

The Fraternal Order of Police isn’t happy that their union brethren in California recently passed a resolution in support of cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Now sitting in prison for executing Philadelphia policeman Daniel J. Faulkner, Mumia has become a rallying point for the left.

Larry Kudlow | April 20, 2011

In the long run, I think it would be great if the Fed finally stopped pumping all this inflationary money into the system. But shorter term, my advice to you is "caveat emptor"-- investors beware.

Katie Gage | April 20, 2011

It seems like every few days we see another example of workers giving unions the cold shoulder.

Tue, Apr 19, 2011

Donald Lambro | April 19, 2011

America's fragile, high-unemployment, debt-ridden economy is looking shakier than ever, threatening Barack Obama's chances of a second term and boosting support for the GOP's drive to sharply cut government spending.

Michael Medved | April 19, 2011

In most religiously observant Jewish homes this time of year, the mood is frantic. At the deadline--this year on Monday morning, before the Passover holiday starts near sundown--leavened food products become forbidden.

Shawn Ambrosino | April 19, 2011

Have unions outlived their usefulness? The answer to this question normally depends on which side of the line you’re on.

Ross Mackenzie | April 19, 2011

The catalyst for a career in writing may have been Miss Krenwinkel -- my 8th-grade teacher at Skokie School in Winnetka, Ill. Along about November, she informed my parents I would not be promoted to the vaunted New Trier High School unless I wrote more "compositions."

Rachel Alexander | April 19, 2011

Arizona’s tough anti-illegal immigration law SB 1070 was enacted into law on June 29 of last year. The Obama administration immediately sued Arizona and got an injunction preventing it from going into effect while the case was litigated.

Sally C. Pipes | April 19, 2011

President Obama has been on an "innovation" binge these days. Since the start of the year -- when he mentioned "innovation" nine times in the State of the Union -- the President has celebrated "Innovation Week" and released a 76-page " Strategy For American Innovation."

Armstrong Williams | April 19, 2011

There something distinctly fishy about the Treasury Department’s lightning fast and allegedly “surprise” discovery of over $30 billion in Libyan Government assets stored in U.S. banks.

Marvin Olasky | April 19, 2011

Could you remind me how the Trinity works? And could you explain to me again this idea of grace?" One diligent student had no problem grasping Islam.

Hadley Heath | April 19, 2011

Americans just sent the last bit of 2010 tax paperwork – along with a sizable chunk of our incomes – to Uncle Sam. Most Americans naturally want to put the ordeal behind us. But before the memory fades, it's worth reviewing the toll that our Leviathan tax code takes on our economy, and specifically on American women.

Frank Gaffney | April 19, 2011

The Muslim Brotherhood's mask is slipping in Egypt. Small "d" democrats there and elsewhere are alarmed by top Brotherhood officials who now aver openly what has been utterly predictable.

Katie Pavlich | April 19, 2011

The Arizona legislature passed a bill last week that, if signed by Governor Jan Brewer, will allow Arizonans to purchase health insurance plans across state lines, opening up competition and lowering premium costs for everyone.

John Hawkins | April 19, 2011

Government has become too damn big, too damn intrusive, and too damn lucrative for the good of the country. That's why so much of the political class in this country is comprised of con men, sociopaths, and fortune hunters.

Thomas Sowell | April 19, 2011

There is a lot of talk from many people about bullying in school. The problem is that it is all talk. There is no sign that anybody is going to do anything that is likely to reduce bullying.

Byron York | April 19, 2011

While Washington has been consumed by the battle of the budget, the people running the real war in Libya seem to have given up hope of using American and NATO firepower to drive Moammar Gadhafi from power.

Cal Thomas | April 19, 2011

The Democratic mayor of Washington, D.C., Vincent Gray, distinguished himself last week by getting arrested in an act of "civil disobedience" reminiscent of the '60s. The mayor, six council members and more than 40 other protesters were detained by Capitol police for blocking the street to oppose the congressional budget deal that deprived D.C. of federal funds for abortions.

Debra J. Saunders | April 19, 2011

You know the war on drugs has gone too far when politicians keep ratcheting up restrictions on cold and allergy medications in order to prevent kitchen drug labs from buying pills and converting them into methamphetamine.

Kyle Olson | April 19, 2011

It's becoming clearer that the "public service" mentality is quickly slipping way from government employees, if it didn't hit the exits a long time ago.

Steve Simpson | April 19, 2011

The astonishing size and scope of our federal government is no longer news to anyone who has been paying attention to the ongoing budget battles in Washington, D.C. But what may be surprising is that not all of the blame for our bloated, controlling federal government lies with Congress. The U.S. Supreme Court shoulders much of the blame as well.

Chuck Norris | April 19, 2011

As most Americans have done since our republic's inception, millions of us across the country this Holy Week will commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But what concerns me in America is not only the growing disdain for Christian sentiment but also the increasing spread of Shariah.

David Limbaugh | April 19, 2011

I am beginning to wonder whether President Obama is so cocky about his 2012 re-election prospects that he thinks he doesn't even have to be serious in his budget plan offerings.

Mona Charen | April 19, 2011

Conservatives, particularly those of libertarian bent, have always bristled at government efforts to do good, believing that the state has no business performing any but essential functions.

Dennis Prager | April 19, 2011

In 1969, at the age of 21, I was sent to the Soviet Union. I was a young American Jew who spoke Hebrew and Russian and who practiced Judaism. My task was to bring Jewish religious items into the Soviet Union and the names of Jews who wished to leave the Soviet Union out of that country.

Pat Buchanan | April 19, 2011

Of our Libyan intervention, one thing may be safely said, and another safely predicted. When he launched his strikes on the Libyan army and regime, Barack Obama did not think it through.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 19, 2011

Barack Obama's runaway spending is the top issue with grass-roots Americans. The problem is a long way from solved, but we've learned a lot from the budget debate.

Bill Murchison | April 19, 2011

The editorial page of The New York Times naturally picked up on President Obama's assault on the GOP for assaulting the "social compact," a terrible thing to do, by the president's and the Times' reckoning.

Mon, Apr 18, 2011

Jeff Stier | April 18, 2011

When it comes to regulating pharmaceuticals, it is important to remember that there are no "safe" drugs. All medicines have benefits and risks and they must be weighed against each other for each particular patient's unique circumstances.

Lurita Doan | April 18, 2011

President Obama wants to convince the nation that many Americans, most of them small business owners, must pay more tax as “their fair share” of huge, annual deficits. What Mr. Obama never mentions is that he has surrounded himself with key advisors and selected key members of his Administration that are tax cheats.

Jeff Jacoby | April 18, 2011

On the homepage of his US Senate website, Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin invites visitors to learn about his record of "Looking Out For Consumers" by protecting them "from excessive fees and predatory practices." Alas, the senator's concern for the welfare of consumers goes only so far.

Kyle Olson | April 18, 2011

In his song, "With God On Our Side," Bob Dylan pondered just whose side God was on in conflict and war.

Rich Galen | April 18, 2011

Nigeria is important to the United States because it is one of our largest oil suppliers. In fact, in January of this year it was our fourth largest supplier.

Michael Barone | April 18, 2011

Barack Obama is a politician who likes to follow through on long-term strategies and avoid making course corrections. That's how he believes he won in 2008, and since then he's shown that he's not much into details.

Mike Adams | April 18, 2011

In recent years, there has been an effort to equate the current homosexual rights movement with the black civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s. But the analogy fails for two principal reasons.

Star Parker | April 18, 2011

One of the reasons we study history is that there is something to learn from it. We’re now noting that traumatic landmark in American history – the beginning, 150 years ago, of the Civil War.

Katie Kieffer | April 18, 2011

If the country duo Big & Rich sang liberal public policy instead of country songs, their hit single, “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy” would likely be a twangy anti-Wall Street masterpiece. Something Michael Moore could proudly blast in his publisher’s jet.

Bruce Bialosky | April 18, 2011

Many politicians envision themselves in an exalted roll and then act accordingly. Some imagine themselves as a benevolent father figure, others as a populist folk hero, but the most nausea-inducing usually see themselves as the savior of mankind.

John Ransom | April 18, 2011

The rich people are out of control, they tell us. In order to get them back under control, they have to be taxed. Obama and his friends want to tax impose a super-tax on the 4 million household making more than $250,000 per year.

Mike Needham | April 18, 2011

It’s a pretty good rule of thumb that, in Washington, whatever the Establishment is focusing on is a distraction from the real issue.

Sun, Apr 17, 2011

Ken Connor | April 17, 2011

In the days leading up to the eleventh-hour budget deal reached last Friday, the Liberal Left was out in frenzied force, gnashing their teeth in opposition to GOP efforts to end public funding for Planned Parenthood.

Salena Zito | April 17, 2011

WASHINGTON – The sweeping office of the Speaker of the House once housed the Library of Congress – more than 6,000 leather-bound tomes owned and beloved by Thomas Jefferson.

Austin Hill | April 17, 2011

President Barack Obama appears to be clinging not to his lyre, as Nero allegedly did, but to his rigid, narrow, very limited worldview, despite the fact this behavior seems to work against his own self-interests.

Debra J. Saunders | April 17, 2011

President Obama well may have begun another undeclared war -- this time on states that try to enforce their own death penalty laws -- on the dubious grounds that the Food and Drug Administration has not approved drugs intended to kill convicted killers.

John Ransom | April 17, 2011

You might remember Maxine Waters from the YouTube video where she calls herself a socialist and then thinks better of it. She was complaining of high gas prices back then, but she’s kind of quiet about it now.

Steve Chapman | April 17, 2011

Opponents of President Barack Obama's health care program lost the legislative battle, but they have high hopes of stopping it yet.

Michelle Singletary | April 17, 2011

IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman sees a major technological change in the agency's future that could make it easier to deter tax cheats and immediately reject tax returns that don't match information in the agency's database.

Paul Jacob | April 17, 2011

The president provides a wake-up call . . . for supporters of our unsustainable welfare state.