Sat, May 21, 2011

Doug Giles | May 21, 2011

Can you imagine the consternation the ubiquitous uberliberal profs of our nation’s radical Left-leaning universities must have felt

John Ransom | May 21, 2011

It’s big, big mail-bag weekend. There’s lots of hate mail. We tackle the economy, finance, maids (but not in the same way as DSK) and home-schooling moms in plaid smocks who make us all so nervous when we fly.

Kathryn Lopez | May 21, 2011

"Chances are, if you're naming your blog after a Taylor Swift album, your judgment's already suspect."

Kathryn Lopez | May 21, 2011

"Chances are, if you're naming your blog after a Taylor Swift album, your judgment's already suspect."

Paul Driessen | May 21, 2011

Think repealing oil industry tax incentives will increase federal revenues? Think again.

Paul Driessen | May 21, 2011

Think repealing oil industry tax incentives will increase federal revenues? Think again.

Larry Kudlow | May 21, 2011

Yesterday I spoke with the terribly smart, tough, fiscal conservative Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) about why he walked out of the "Gang of Six" bipartisan budget talks.

Mike Shedlock | May 21, 2011

A leading institutional investment group is alarmed by the rapid rise in government benefits and has a new calculation to measure consumer dependency on government.

Fri, May 20, 2011

John Ransom | May 20, 2011

As Jimmy Carter manipulated the teleprompter in the background, Obama put on his best professorial airs and spit out his trademarked clipped delivery in a room full of State department staffers and diplomats who applauded tepidly when the “applause light” went on.

Kevin McCullough | May 20, 2011

Generally speaking President Barack Obama has been a disaster on foreign affairs, national security, negotiation with allies, and sending the wrong messages to our enemies.

Kevin McCullough | May 20, 2011

Generally speaking President Barack Obama has been a disaster on foreign affairs, national security, negotiation with allies, and sending the wrong messages to our enemies.

Katie Pavlich | May 20, 2011

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have wrapped up their meeting about the future of the Middle East. Obama tried to reassure the American and Israeli people that the close relationship between the U.S. and Israel is sound.

Katie Pavlich | May 20, 2011

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have wrapped up their meeting about the future of the Middle East. Obama tried to reassure the American and Israeli people that the close relationship between the U.S. and Israel is sound.

Paul Greenberg | May 20, 2011

Remember our president's speech in Cairo at the bright onset of his tenure, the speech that was going to change everything? But the Middle East being the Middle East, and Barack Obama being Barack Obama, it changed nothing.

Paul Greenberg | May 20, 2011

Remember our president's speech in Cairo at the bright onset of his tenure, the speech that was going to change everything? But the Middle East being the Middle East, and Barack Obama being Barack Obama, it changed nothing.

Rich Galen | May 20, 2011

I have known Newt Gingrich since 1982 when I first went to work at the National Republican Congressional Committee and it was while I was its Director of Public Affairs that I met a youngish, but voluble Congressman from Georgia - Newt Gingrich.

Rich Galen | May 20, 2011

I have known Newt Gingrich since 1982 when I first went to work at the National Republican Congressional Committee and it was while I was its Director of Public Affairs that I met a youngish, but voluble Congressman from Georgia - Newt Gingrich.

Caroline Glick | May 20, 2011

Before we get into what the speech means for Israel, it is important to consider what it means for America.

Caroline Glick | May 20, 2011

Before we get into what the speech means for Israel, it is important to consider what it means for America.

Renee Ellmers | May 20, 2011

As I spend time with constituents and small business owners during National Small Business Week, I'm dismayed to hear about the daunting challenge that lies ahead for many of these entrepreneurs who desperately want to hire more employees, but aren’t confident enough in the economy to do so.

J.D. Thorpe | May 20, 2011

After announcing his candidacy last week, it appears Newt Gingrich's presidential run will be short lived.

Hugh Hewitt | May 20, 2011

On Thursday, May 19 Senate Republicans refused to vote for cloture in sufficient numbers to allow the Senate to move to the consideration of the nomination of Berkeley Law School Professor Goodwin Liu's nomination to became a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Hugh Hewitt | May 20, 2011

On Thursday, May 19 Senate Republicans refused to vote for cloture in sufficient numbers to allow the Senate to move to the consideration of the nomination of Berkeley Law School Professor Goodwin Liu's nomination to became a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Michelle Malkin | May 20, 2011

Welcome to the land of the freeloaders and the home of the depraved. No image captures America's regressive ethos better than that of 30-year-old Stanley Thornton Jr., self-proclaimed "Adult Baby."

Michelle Malkin | May 20, 2011

Welcome to the land of the freeloaders and the home of the depraved. No image captures America's regressive ethos better than that of 30-year-old Stanley Thornton Jr., self-proclaimed "Adult Baby."

Brent Bozell | May 20, 2011

As far as I'm concerned, there's a circle in Hell reserved for late-term abortionists. But this is the Obama era, so Hollywood makes TV shows casting them as heroic figures. Such is the state of our popular culture.

Brent Bozell | May 20, 2011

As far as I'm concerned, there's a circle in Hell reserved for late-term abortionists. But this is the Obama era, so Hollywood makes TV shows casting them as heroic figures. Such is the state of our popular culture.

Jonah Goldberg | May 20, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned as the head of the International Monetary Fund. He would like to spend more time with his family.

Jonah Goldberg | May 20, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned as the head of the International Monetary Fund. He would like to spend more time with his family.

David Limbaugh | May 20, 2011

What kind of surreal world are we inhabiting where the political party that is trying to address our debt problem is on the defensive at the hands of the reckless party that chooses to mock, demagogue and delay?

David Limbaugh | May 20, 2011

What kind of surreal world are we inhabiting where the political party that is trying to address our debt problem is on the defensive at the hands of the reckless party that chooses to mock, demagogue and delay?

Mona Charen | May 20, 2011

Call it testosterone poisoning: A group of fraternity pledges at Yale, blindfolded and led in a line, each with his hands on the shoulders of the boy in front of him (the Yalie bunny hop?), were paraded in front of the Women's Center.

Mona Charen | May 20, 2011

Call it testosterone poisoning: A group of fraternity pledges at Yale, blindfolded and led in a line, each with his hands on the shoulders of the boy in front of him (the Yalie bunny hop?), were paraded in front of the Women's Center.

Oliver North | May 20, 2011

On Thursday, Barack Obama went to the State Department to "mark a new chapter in American diplomacy." The president's handlers boldly billed his lengthy address "A Moment of Opportunity" for the Middle East.

Oliver North | May 20, 2011

On Thursday, Barack Obama went to the State Department to "mark a new chapter in American diplomacy." The president's handlers boldly billed his lengthy address "A Moment of Opportunity" for the Middle East.

Pat Buchanan | May 20, 2011

In 1918, the United States proved militarily decisive in the defeat of the Kaiser's Germany and emerged as first power on earth.

Pat Buchanan | May 20, 2011

In 1918, the United States proved militarily decisive in the defeat of the Kaiser's Germany and emerged as first power on earth.

Suzanne Fields | May 20, 2011

The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan caught the decline of the culture two decades ago, observing that we're "defining deviancy down" -- lowering the bar for what was once considered deviant behavior, giving a pass to things society once scorned.

Suzanne Fields | May 20, 2011

The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan caught the decline of the culture two decades ago, observing that we're "defining deviancy down" -- lowering the bar for what was once considered deviant behavior, giving a pass to things society once scorned.

Linda Chavez | May 20, 2011

President Obama's major speech on the Middle East Thursday will come back to haunt him. He said nothing that will have any impact in deterring Syrian government violence against pro-democracy protestors, but the president did make pronouncements that threaten another state in the Middle East: Israel, America's strongest ally in the region.

Linda Chavez | May 20, 2011

President Obama's major speech on the Middle East Thursday will come back to haunt him. He said nothing that will have any impact in deterring Syrian government violence against pro-democracy protestors, but the president did make pronouncements that threaten another state in the Middle East: Israel, America's strongest ally in the region.

Diana West | May 20, 2011

One feature that marks a totalitarian regime is media that serve as the government's information service. TASS, Radio Berlin, Voice of Hanoi -- these were all government entities that conveyed what the dictatorship wanted.

Diana West | May 20, 2011

One feature that marks a totalitarian regime is media that serve as the government's information service. TASS, Radio Berlin, Voice of Hanoi -- these were all government entities that conveyed what the dictatorship wanted.

Donald Lambro | May 20, 2011

The bump in President Obama's approval polls, after Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden, didn't last long. It was shot down by a $4 gallon of gas, a 9-percent unemployment rate and an economy that has slowed to barely 2-percent growth.

Donald Lambro | May 20, 2011

The bump in President Obama's approval polls, after Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden, didn't last long. It was shot down by a $4 gallon of gas, a 9-percent unemployment rate and an economy that has slowed to barely 2-percent growth.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | May 20, 2011

Rush Limbaugh is starting a movement, a movement to draft Texas Governor Rick Perry for President. Here's what Rush said this week on this radio program: "There's no way you're gonna hear Rick Perry supporting amnesty in any way, shape, manner, or form. He's solid on that, plus pro-life. Rick Perry stands in opposition to inside the Beltway Washington elites, I don't care what party they are."

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | May 20, 2011

Rush Limbaugh is starting a movement, a movement to draft Texas Governor Rick Perry for President. Here's what Rush said this week on this radio program: "There's no way you're gonna hear Rick Perry supporting amnesty in any way, shape, manner, or form. He's solid on that, plus pro-life. Rick Perry stands in opposition to inside the Beltway Washington elites, I don't care what party they are."

Kyle Olson | May 20, 2011

We’ve lost sight of the fact that schools exist first and foremost for students, and teaching is a specialized career that some never master.

Larry Kudlow | May 20, 2011

I remember a great article years ago by David Malpass: “A Radical Idea: The IMF Should Promote Growth.” Today, a whole bunch of us like Lew Lehrman, Steve Forbes, and myself would prefer the IMF work toward a return to a gold-based world currency system.

Gina Loudon | May 20, 2011

Home construction has a big influence on the rest of the economy because of all the raw materials used in the process. But why does news of low housing starts tend to rock Wall Street every month?

Mike Shedlock | May 20, 2011

The ECB comedy show continues. Jean-Claude Trichet went ballistic and walked out of a meeting over Jean-Claude Junker's use of the terms re-profiling and "soft restructuring".

Bob Beauprez | May 20, 2011

The price at the pump has increased 28% in just the last four months, 116% since Barack Obama took office. But, Obama is more focused on campaigning for re-election than doing something really helpful for Americans.

George Friedman | May 20, 2011

On May 12, the Visegrad Group announced the formation of a “battle group” under the command of Poland. The battle group would be in place by 2016 as an independent force and would not be part of NATO command.

Thu, May 19, 2011

Karen Lugo | May 19, 2011

Glenn Beck talks about a spooky alliance between Islamists and leftists. Newt Gingrich calls sharia law abhorrent and urges the western world to ban it. Bill O’Reilly says that sharia law allows for things that most Americans think are illegal. Sean Hannity challenges Imam Rauf’s agenda of imposing sharia law on America.

Karen Lugo | May 19, 2011

Glenn Beck talks about a spooky alliance between Islamists and leftists. Newt Gingrich calls sharia law abhorrent and urges the western world to ban it. Bill O’Reilly says that sharia law allows for things that most Americans think are illegal. Sean Hannity challenges Imam Rauf’s agenda of imposing sharia law on America.

Michael Brown | May 19, 2011

On May 6th, Dr. Keith Ablow, a TV psychiatrist and university professor, penned a controversial article entitled, “Cameron Diaz Is Right -- 4 Reasons Why Marriage IS a Dying Institution.”

Michael Brown | May 19, 2011

On May 6th, Dr. Keith Ablow, a TV psychiatrist and university professor, penned a controversial article entitled, “Cameron Diaz Is Right -- 4 Reasons Why Marriage IS a Dying Institution.”

Michael Youssef | May 19, 2011

This may sound like a radical idea, but our fiscal emergency demands radical intervention: Only those who pay taxes should be allowed to vote.

Michael Youssef | May 19, 2011

This may sound like a radical idea, but our fiscal emergency demands radical intervention: Only those who pay taxes should be allowed to vote.

Andrew Moylan | May 19, 2011

Politics often mimics theater. And this month’s elaborate production by Democrats to frame oil companies as the reason for high gas prices merits a Tony nomination.

Cliff May | May 19, 2011

Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. But homicidal tendencies are not evenly distributed throughout the general population. Criminals, crazies and terrorists pose a heightened threat.

Cliff May | May 19, 2011

Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. But homicidal tendencies are not evenly distributed throughout the general population. Criminals, crazies and terrorists pose a heightened threat.

Matt Barber | May 19, 2011

Hippies once were the counterculture. They loudly and proudly raged against the establishment machine. Today, they are the establishment machine.

Matt Barber | May 19, 2011

Hippies once were the counterculture. They loudly and proudly raged against the establishment machine. Today, they are the establishment machine.

John Ransom | May 19, 2011

How we got to the end of the business cycle without going through the middle of the business cycle- you know the part that creates wealth and jobs?- is the story of the O-pocalypse.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 19, 2011

Last week, I attended a Georgia Public Policy Foundation lunch featuring Arthur Brooks, president of American Enterprise Institute. Arthur and I met a few years ago in Atlanta after he gave a speech based on his 2006 book, "Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism."

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 19, 2011

Last week, I attended a Georgia Public Policy Foundation lunch featuring Arthur Brooks, president of American Enterprise Institute. Arthur and I met a few years ago in Atlanta after he gave a speech based on his 2006 book, "Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism."

Michael Barone | May 19, 2011

Exit Mike Huckabee. Enter Newt Gingrich. Exit Donald Trump. It's been a busy week in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Michael Barone | May 19, 2011

Exit Mike Huckabee. Enter Newt Gingrich. Exit Donald Trump. It's been a busy week in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 19, 2011

The answer, of course, is that about 70 percent of the American people consistently poll against the president's initiatives on illegal immigration. Obama simply did not want to sign an easily passable bill that would earn him further unpopularity.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 19, 2011

The answer, of course, is that about 70 percent of the American people consistently poll against the president's initiatives on illegal immigration. Obama simply did not want to sign an easily passable bill that would earn him further unpopularity.

Larry Elder | May 19, 2011

Rapper "Common" recently performed for "poetry night" at the White House. "Objection!" said the out-of-touch, Golf Channel-watching, Pat Boone-loving right-wingers, who called Common unworthy of an invitation to the People's House. The Comedy Channel's hip Jon Stewart ridiculed the unhip for their outrage. Who's right?

Larry Elder | May 19, 2011

Rapper "Common" recently performed for "poetry night" at the White House. "Objection!" said the out-of-touch, Golf Channel-watching, Pat Boone-loving right-wingers, who called Common unworthy of an invitation to the People's House. The Comedy Channel's hip Jon Stewart ridiculed the unhip for their outrage. Who's right?

Cal Thomas | May 19, 2011

One of Dictionary.com's definitions of blackmail is "to extort money from (a person) by use of threats." Substitute "taxpayers" for "person" and you have what the White House and congressional Democrats are doing with the debt ceiling.

Cal Thomas | May 19, 2011

One of Dictionary.com's definitions of blackmail is "to extort money from (a person) by use of threats." Substitute "taxpayers" for "person" and you have what the White House and congressional Democrats are doing with the debt ceiling.

Matt Towery | May 19, 2011

It's time now for the Republicans to get their act together before they all become so much political roadkill.

Matt Towery | May 19, 2011

It's time now for the Republicans to get their act together before they all become so much political roadkill.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 19, 2011

The facts keep changing. Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK to the cognoscenti), the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is nabbed by New York police Saturday, having just boarded an Air France flight to Paris.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 19, 2011

The facts keep changing. Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK to the cognoscenti), the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is nabbed by New York police Saturday, having just boarded an Air France flight to Paris.

Kyle Olson | May 19, 2011

School choice is on the move in Wisconsin, at least in Milwaukee County.

Kyle Olson | May 19, 2011

School choice is on the move in Wisconsin, at least in Milwaukee County.

Steve Chapman | May 19, 2011

For years, we have poured billions of dollars into Pakistan, and the payoff is that two out of every three Pakistanis regard the United States as an enemy. After the discovery that Osama bin Laden had been living there for years, the feeling in America is: Right back atcha.

Steve Chapman | May 19, 2011

For years, we have poured billions of dollars into Pakistan, and the payoff is that two out of every three Pakistanis regard the United States as an enemy. After the discovery that Osama bin Laden had been living there for years, the feeling in America is: Right back atcha.

Bob Beauprez | May 19, 2011

In fact, evidence mounts that many of the woes facing Americans trace to failed public policy put in place by misguided politicians. The latest wreck on the growing list is the government mandated minimum wage.

Marvin Olasky | May 19, 2011

I know when our national craziness began: in the 1960s. That's when the American left thought we could put an end to hardship. Marriage a disaster? No-fault divorce. Pregnancy a problem? Abortion. Work a bummer? Don't work. Tired of the Cold War? Give up: Better Red than dead.

Marvin Olasky | May 19, 2011

I know when our national craziness began: in the 1960s. That's when the American left thought we could put an end to hardship. Marriage a disaster? No-fault divorce. Pregnancy a problem? Abortion. Work a bummer? Don't work. Tired of the Cold War? Give up: Better Red than dead.

Larry Kudlow | May 19, 2011

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is shifting to the center and told me that everything should be on the table to reduce the federal deficit. Those are her words and she said several times.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | May 19, 2011

I say this with a degree of caution: You can consider investing more aggressively in an attempt to earn a higher return. This requires a thorough understanding of the risk you might be assuming, including the potential for negative returns and an appreciation of the importance of a long-term time horizon (say, five years or more).

Cliff Ennico | May 19, 2011

In case you've forgotten who I am since last week, my name is Joe, and I make exactly $250,000 per year before taxes

Wed, May 18, 2011

Ann Coulter | May 18, 2011

I suppose we'll know the truth when the DNA testing comes back, but close observers of privileged liberal men are not shocked by the accusations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the socialist head of the International Monetary Fund.

Ann Coulter | May 18, 2011

I suppose we'll know the truth when the DNA testing comes back, but close observers of privileged liberal men are not shocked by the accusations against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the socialist head of the International Monetary Fund.

Michael Reagan | May 18, 2011

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu deserves to be treated with the respect due to a top official of a key American ally -- treatment clearly denied him by President Obama during his last visit to the United States.

Jeff Jacoby | May 18, 2011

Mitt Romney has been stalwart in his defense of the individual mandate -- the obligation to buy health insurance that is at the heart of both the law he signed in Massachusetts in 2006 and the federal version President Obama enacted last year.

Jeff Jacoby | May 18, 2011

Mitt Romney has been stalwart in his defense of the individual mandate -- the obligation to buy health insurance that is at the heart of both the law he signed in Massachusetts in 2006 and the federal version President Obama enacted last year.

Mario Diaz | May 18, 2011

"To everything there is a season," says Ecclesiastes 3:1, and the time for Republican senators to fight on judicial nominations is now!

Rich Galen | May 18, 2011

Can we talk about this French guy for a minute, this Dominique Strauss-Kahn character?

Rich Galen | May 18, 2011

Can we talk about this French guy for a minute, this Dominique Strauss-Kahn character?

Marybeth Hicks | May 18, 2011

Turns out I’m in agreement with the legislation introduced by the Golden State’s Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett, a Democrat.

Paul Greenberg | May 18, 2011

Lanny Friedlander had pretty much disappeared from the world's sight for 40 years. As a college student back in 1968, he'd started a little magazine in his dorm room at Boston University -- with a ream of paper, a ditto machine, and a boundless enthusiasm for his own ideas.

Paul Greenberg | May 18, 2011

Lanny Friedlander had pretty much disappeared from the world's sight for 40 years. As a college student back in 1968, he'd started a little magazine in his dorm room at Boston University -- with a ream of paper, a ditto machine, and a boundless enthusiasm for his own ideas.

Ed Feulner | May 18, 2011

It’s an era of competing budget plans on Capitol Hill. And with good reason: We’ve come to a time of decision.

Ed Feulner | May 18, 2011

It’s an era of competing budget plans on Capitol Hill. And with good reason: We’ve come to a time of decision.

John Ransom | May 18, 2011

The biggest problem with Newt Gingrich has always been that he’s Newt Gingrich. And, as the Monty Python joke goes, he hasn’t gotten better yet.

John Ransom | May 18, 2011

I don’t know about you and your family, but my family’s fear of Muslims has nothing to with the propensity of Muslims to be the ones caught trying to blow up planes, buildings and kids with Downs Syndrome. It has nothing to do with Yemenis shouting “God is Great” at 30,000 feet while storming a cockpit. My prejudice is related to how they dress.

Michelle Malkin | May 18, 2011

Hear that? It's the escalating cry of American employers and workers trying to hold on to their health care benefits in the age of stifling Obama health insurance mandates: Gangway! Gangway! Save me! Waive me!

John Stossel | May 18, 2011

I just learned I'm going to save money! My apartment building in New York will switch from heating oil to cleaner natural gas. Gas is much cheaper than oil now because energy companies found ways to get more of it out of the ground.

John Stossel | May 18, 2011

I just learned I'm going to save money! My apartment building in New York will switch from heating oil to cleaner natural gas. Gas is much cheaper than oil now because energy companies found ways to get more of it out of the ground.

Walter E. Williams | May 18, 2011

The liberal vision of government is easily understood and makes perfect sense if one acknowledges their misunderstanding and implied assumptions about the sources of income.

Walter E. Williams | May 18, 2011

The liberal vision of government is easily understood and makes perfect sense if one acknowledges their misunderstanding and implied assumptions about the sources of income.

Brent Bozell | May 18, 2011

As much as CNN likes to tell the public and advertisers that it's squarely in the sensible center between the partisan attacks of MSNBC and Fox News, the reality says otherwise.

Jonah Goldberg | May 18, 2011

The Republican presidential logjam has finally broken.

Jonah Goldberg | May 18, 2011

The Republican presidential logjam has finally broken.

Elisabeth Meinecke | May 18, 2011

Like the accounts of the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the narrative of whether enhanced interrogation helped find him has top figures contradicting one another.

Elisabeth Meinecke | May 18, 2011

Like the accounts of the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the narrative of whether enhanced interrogation helped find him has top figures contradicting one another.

Tony Blankley | May 18, 2011

This White House, like its predecessors, can take some comfort in the fact that the Middle East has been breaking the hearts of diplomats and foreign politicians for at least 2,000 years.

Michael Medved | May 18, 2011

As conservatives suffer endless repetitions of the solemn, soggy Democratic mantra of “shared sacrifice,” they need to resist the powerful temptation to snarl back, “I’m already sacrificing more than enough, thank you very much!”

Michael Medved | May 18, 2011

As conservatives suffer endless repetitions of the solemn, soggy Democratic mantra of “shared sacrifice,” they need to resist the powerful temptation to snarl back, “I’m already sacrificing more than enough, thank you very much!”

Ben Shapiro | May 18, 2011

Republicans have an unfortunate habit. It's a habit cribbed from the Academy Awards, in which Hollywood rewards somebody who has been around forever with a special trophy. Republicans have their own Lifetime Achievement Award. It's called The Presidential Nomination.

Terry Jeffrey | May 18, 2011

Just how much the welfare state has damaged America's political culture over the past 50 years was demonstrated on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, when former House speaker and current Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich dug a political knife into the back of House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan

Debra J. Saunders | May 18, 2011

Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported that Schwarzenegger had fathered a child with a longtime member of his household staff before he became governor. The story follows news of the couple's separation.

David Harsanyi | May 18, 2011

Word is that President Obama will deliver a comprehensive speech on the Middle East any day now. And as you know, there's nothing -- and I mean nothing -- Americans want to talk about more during a prolonged economic downturn than Palestinian statehood.

Austin Bay | May 18, 2011

his week, International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors announced that they intend to indict Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi on an array of charges, including war crimes and crimes against humanity. Gadhafi's regime immediately dismissed the ICC investigation as imperialist propaganda.

Rachel Marsden | May 18, 2011

International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, known as the "Great Seducer" in his home country of France, flunked out at seducing New York Judge Melissa C. Jackson this week.

Donald Lambro | May 18, 2011

Seventeen months before Americans go to the polls to elect their next president, the field of Republican candidates is rapidly being winnowed down to its strongest contenders.

Jacob Sullum | May 18, 2011

In 1995, when he was speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich told a gathering of Blue Cross/Blue Shield executives that he and his fellow Republicans planned to present "a free-market plan" that would compete with Medicare and ultimately drive it out of business.

Jacob Sullum | May 18, 2011

In 1995, when he was speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich told a gathering of Blue Cross/Blue Shield executives that he and his fellow Republicans planned to present "a free-market plan" that would compete with Medicare and ultimately drive it out of business.

Mike Shedlock | May 18, 2011

Many factors suggest a rapidly slowing economy. But nothing is more telling the underemployment number.

David Legates | May 18, 2011

At a recent symposium held by the Center for American Progress, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar seemed to welcome decreasing water levels in the Colorado River, gleefully reporting that the decrease of 20% would cause conservatives to finally join them in addressing climate change.

Gina Loudon | May 18, 2011

I’m a real estate professional, and I’m here to set the record straight. Here are ten sure-fire ways to lose money in real estate.

Tue, May 17, 2011

Rich Tucker | May 17, 2011

Just a few years ago, most homeowners were convinced that property values could only increase. So it made sense to take out second mortgages and home equity loans, even if that left them underwater in the short term.

Rich Tucker | May 17, 2011

Just a few years ago, most homeowners were convinced that property values could only increase. So it made sense to take out second mortgages and home equity loans, even if that left them underwater in the short term.

Humberto Fontova | May 17, 2011

Multi-Grammy winner Carlos Santana received the Major Baseball League’s “Beacon of Change Award,” this Sunday during its annual “Civil Rights Game” in Atlanta.

Humberto Fontova | May 17, 2011

Multi-Grammy winner Carlos Santana received the Major Baseball League’s “Beacon of Change Award,” this Sunday during its annual “Civil Rights Game” in Atlanta.

Joe Walsh | May 17, 2011

From my position as a Member of Congress...the message from our hearings, job forums, and constituent letters is loud and clear: overreaching regulations are preventing entrepreneurs from fueling economic growth and creating much-needed jobs.

Joe Walsh | May 17, 2011

From my position as a Member of Congress...the message from our hearings, job forums, and constituent letters is loud and clear: overreaching regulations are preventing entrepreneurs from fueling economic growth and creating much-needed jobs.

Frank Gaffney | May 17, 2011

His message this time, we are told, will be that the death of OBL and the outpouring of support for democratic change across the Middle East and North Africa opens a new dawn for Muslims - and even greater opportunities for expanded relations with the United States than he promised two years ago. But will they?

Frank Gaffney | May 17, 2011

His message this time, we are told, will be that the death of OBL and the outpouring of support for democratic change across the Middle East and North Africa opens a new dawn for Muslims - and even greater opportunities for expanded relations with the United States than he promised two years ago. But will they?

Hugh Hewitt | May 17, 2011

Newt's campaign isn't dead. It is wounded, but not in a "Monty Python Black Knight" sort of way, but rather in the sort of "if it doesn't kill you it makes you stronger" way.

Hugh Hewitt | May 17, 2011

Newt's campaign isn't dead. It is wounded, but not in a "Monty Python Black Knight" sort of way, but rather in the sort of "if it doesn't kill you it makes you stronger" way.

Robert Knight | May 17, 2011

In Wymore, Neb., citizens got fed up with a councilman who kept leaving meetings. So last Tuesday, May 10, they voted him out in a recall election.

Katie Pavlich | May 17, 2011

While law enforcement officers working the southern border with Mexico face hand grenades, 50 caliber machine guns and violent cartel members with no respect for authority, President Obama says the border is as secure as it has ever been.

Katie Pavlich | May 17, 2011

While law enforcement officers working the southern border with Mexico face hand grenades, 50 caliber machine guns and violent cartel members with no respect for authority, President Obama says the border is as secure as it has ever been.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 17, 2011

The chants and cheers echoed in college bars, sports stadiums, and public streets across the country. Terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was dead from two bullets through the head, courtesy of our finest soldiers, the Navy Seals.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 17, 2011

The chants and cheers echoed in college bars, sports stadiums, and public streets across the country. Terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was dead from two bullets through the head, courtesy of our finest soldiers, the Navy Seals.

Armstrong Williams | May 17, 2011

Several discussions in media, global politics, entertainment and the world of finance and economy's remind me of Gresham’s Law which states that “bad money drives out good money.”

Armstrong Williams | May 17, 2011

Several discussions in media, global politics, entertainment and the world of finance and economy's remind me of Gresham’s Law which states that “bad money drives out good money.”

Caroline Glick | May 17, 2011

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have some explaining to do.

Caroline Glick | May 17, 2011

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak have some explaining to do.

Thomas Sowell | May 17, 2011

We could definitely use another Abraham Lincoln to emancipate us all from being slaves to words.

Thomas Sowell | May 17, 2011

We could definitely use another Abraham Lincoln to emancipate us all from being slaves to words.

Chuck Norris | May 17, 2011

Last week, President Obama came to my home state of Texas calling for immigration reform.

Chuck Norris | May 17, 2011

Last week, President Obama came to my home state of Texas calling for immigration reform.

John Hawkins | May 17, 2011

If you just assume EVERY cry of "racism" in politics is illegitimate, you'll only occasionally be wrong.

David Limbaugh | May 17, 2011

I think people are missing the main point of Obamacare's alleged "death panels": Obama has forfeited any claim to moral authority in pursuit of his so-called health care reform.

David Limbaugh | May 17, 2011

I think people are missing the main point of Obamacare's alleged "death panels": Obama has forfeited any claim to moral authority in pursuit of his so-called health care reform.

John Ransom | May 17, 2011

It’s almost as if our leaders have been on a drunken bender and can no longer appreciate how morally drunk they have become.

Mona Charen | May 17, 2011

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plea that Congress would have to pass the 906-page Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in order to "find out what's in it" has become an instant classic in the annals of dysfunctional government.

Mona Charen | May 17, 2011

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plea that Congress would have to pass the 906-page Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in order to "find out what's in it" has become an instant classic in the annals of dysfunctional government.

Cal Thomas | May 17, 2011

Politicians and political activists frequently declare the end of the world will occur if their candidate isn't elected, or if the debt ceiling isn't raised. Some conservative Christians think the end is on the way because of behavior and practices they judge immoral.

Dennis Prager | May 17, 2011

There is no fully rational explanation for the amount of attention paid to the Jews and the Jewish state.

Dennis Prager | May 17, 2011

There is no fully rational explanation for the amount of attention paid to the Jews and the Jewish state.

Pat Buchanan | May 17, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, or DSK as he is known, was hauled back to New York and identified in a police lineup by an African maid at the Sofitel hotel as the man who emerged stark naked from the bathroom of his $3,000-a-night suite and tried to rape her.

Pat Buchanan | May 17, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, or DSK as he is known, was hauled back to New York and identified in a police lineup by an African maid at the Sofitel hotel as the man who emerged stark naked from the bathroom of his $3,000-a-night suite and tried to rape her.

Debra J. Saunders | May 17, 2011

Before John Ensign resigned as Nevada's junior senator on May 3, the Republican faced a Senate Ethics Committee investigation into a possibly illegal cover-up that followed an affair between Ensign and Cindy Hampton.

Debra J. Saunders | May 17, 2011

Before John Ensign resigned as Nevada's junior senator on May 3, the Republican faced a Senate Ethics Committee investigation into a possibly illegal cover-up that followed an affair between Ensign and Cindy Hampton.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 17, 2011

More and more dangerous effects of the proposed changes to U.S. patent law (S. 23, H.R. 1249) keep emerging, especially since the hearings failed to hear from any real inventors.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 17, 2011

More and more dangerous effects of the proposed changes to U.S. patent law (S. 23, H.R. 1249) keep emerging, especially since the hearings failed to hear from any real inventors.

Bill Murchison | May 17, 2011

There's never any accounting for a Newt Gingrich idea, or even for Newt himself, who never steps out of the spotlight, never leaves a thought unexpressed, and seems to crave the microphone and TV camera the way a 3-year-old craves peanut butter.

Bill Murchison | May 17, 2011

There's never any accounting for a Newt Gingrich idea, or even for Newt himself, who never steps out of the spotlight, never leaves a thought unexpressed, and seems to crave the microphone and TV camera the way a 3-year-old craves peanut butter.

Larry Kudlow | May 17, 2011

And while she still wants to tax oil companies, she did have some interesting thoughts regarding pro-growth tax reform and spending and entitlement cuts.

Carrie Lukas | May 17, 2011

Hopeful politicians describe the current economic climate as a “recovery,” but it sure doesn't feel like one for too many Americans.

Carrie Lukas | May 17, 2011

Hopeful politicians describe the current economic climate as a “recovery,” but it sure doesn't feel like one for too many Americans.

Dave Ramsey | May 17, 2011

My husband says there’s more risk associated with using a debit card than a credit card. Is this true?

Mon, May 16, 2011

Michael Gerson | May 16, 2011

The refusal of Mike Huckabee to enter the 2012 presidential race leaves a gap -- and not just a gap of social conservatism. Huckabee was also the Republican Party's leading practitioner of economic populism.

Paul Greenberg | May 16, 2011

The other day a scholarly panel at the University of Arkansas' branch here was discussing what everybody else in the country had been talking about, too: The causes and effects of the long-awaited demise of one Osama bin Laden at the hands of parties well known and much admired: SEAL Team 6.

Lisa A. Rickard | May 16, 2011

Recent class action reforms, such as the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, have helped the class action system in some ways.

Jeff Jacoby | May 16, 2011

If ever a government deserved America's contempt and condemnation, the Syrian government does. If ever a popular uprising deserved American encouragement, the Syrian uprising does. Yet the Obama administration remains indecisive and incoherent on the ferocious Assad crackdown in Syria.

Paul Driessen | May 16, 2011

All told, over a billion acres of onshore and offshore energy prospects are locked up – costing us centuries of fuel, millions of jobs, and hundreds of billions in bonus, royalty and tax revenues.

Paul Kengor | May 16, 2011

As someone with the highly unusual task of researching old, declassified Soviet and Communist Party USA archives, I often get quizzical looks as to why certain things from the distant past still matter.

Caroline Glick | May 16, 2011

It is hard to believe, but it appears that in the wake of the Palestinian unity deal that brings Hamas, the genocidal, al-Qaida-aligned, local franchise of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, into a partnership with Fatah, US President Barack Obama has decided to open a new round of pressure on Israel to give away its land and national rights to the Palestinians.

Alex Cortes | May 16, 2011

In the land of equal protection under the law, shouldn’t we all be protected by ObamaCare’s damage or none should? The majority of the public apparently thinks so.

Rich Galen | May 16, 2011

According to the AAA, the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline in the lower 48 this week was $3.93.

Rachel Alexander | May 16, 2011

Until Congress expands drilling near our shores, prices will be subject to fluctuations caused by other countries.

Kevin McCullough | May 16, 2011

Starting late Friday afternoon the GOP grassroots was abuzz. Folks that had organized, committed dollars, pledged volunteer efforts--sizable in historic proportions--were about to finally know the fate of the undisputed front runner for the GOP nomination for 2012.

Carol Platt Liebau | May 16, 2011

What's most interesting about the union's routine demands for "sacrifice" from taxpayers is how little they're prepared to ask of themselves and their fellow state employees.

Salena Zito | May 16, 2011

Belmont, Ohio went for Obama in 2008 but voted against his policies in 2010, when the Democrat-rich county went for Republican Rob Portman for U.S. Senate.

Michael Barone | May 16, 2011

Barack Obama's immigration speech in El Paso on May 10 was an exercise in electioneering and hypocrisy. Hypocrisy because while Obama complained about "politicians" blocking comprehensive immigration bills, he was one of them himself.

Star Parker | May 16, 2011

Criminal charges against one single black mother and conviction of another for sending their children to schools in districts in which they are not residents provide yet more indications of deep seated problems festering in our country.

Mike Adams | May 16, 2011

Last month, I was standing at the podium getting ready to give a lecture when I noticed a young woman had her laptop computer out. I was amused when I saw that the outside of her computer was adorned with a bumper sticker that said “TOLERANCE” in big white letters.

Katie Kieffer | May 16, 2011

Bill Clinton is the one exception to the Constitutional rule that U.S. Presidents may only serve two terms.

Lurita Doan | May 16, 2011

Despite President Obama’s warning to other Americans, the nation witnessed his own inability to resist ‘spiking the football” this past week in a Dickensian “best of times, worst of times” moment at Ground Zero in New York City

Bruce Bialosky | May 16, 2011

I don’t often write about the situation in the Middle East because more often than not, the principal concern is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As a man of Jewish faith, I am perceived as a partisan for Israel and thus my opinion is often discounted.

Mike Needham | May 16, 2011

Despite all their highly paid consultants, pollsters, advisers and politicos, the Washington Establishment has a unique, almost uncanny ability, to be completely tone deaf.

Mike Shedlock | May 16, 2011

IMF clowns got to be where they are precisely because of what they stand for. Expect his successor to be from the same mold. But probably not a rapist.

Sun, May 15, 2011

John Ransom | May 15, 2011

This week's Tweets cover the divine right to eat what we want; the guys who fight for us; the divine right to fly without fear; and the race to save the American Dream.

David Stokes | May 15, 2011

As the GOP presidential dance card continues to fill up, with former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich’s hat now in the ring, many stalwarts have serious concerns about the actual electoral prospects for 2012.

John Ransom | May 15, 2011

Under Eric Holder’s view of the law, bin Laden had the right to remain silent, he had the right to an attorney. If he could not afford an attorney he had the right to have one appointed for him.

Austin Hill | May 15, 2011

The wisdom of the American people is prevailing in some of the most unlikely places.

Debra J. Saunders | May 15, 2011

As governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin "demonstrated many of the qualities we expect in our best leaders," The Atlantic's Joshua Green reports in a must-read story. "She set aside private concerns for the greater good, forgoing a focus on social issues to confront the great problem plaguing Alaska, its corrupt oil-and-gas politics. She did this in a way that seems wildly out of character today -- by cooperating with Democrats and moderate Republicans to raise taxes on Big Business. "

Steve Chapman | May 15, 2011

In 1977, Boeing was the target of a strike by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which represents its workers in Puget Sound, Wash. and Portland, Ore. The aircraft manufacturer had another strike in 1989. In 1995, workers went out for 69 days. In 2005, they struck again.

Steve Chapman | May 15, 2011

In 1977, Boeing was the target of a strike by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which represents its workers in Puget Sound, Wash. and Portland, Ore. The aircraft manufacturer had another strike in 1989. In 1995, workers went out for 69 days. In 2005, they struck again.

Kyle Olson | May 15, 2011

One thing I love about tea party activists is their commitment to government transparency and accountability. When they see the media speaking no evil, hearing no evil and seeing no evil, they do the media’s job for them. Citizen journalists are quickly showing the media to be biased and growing irrelevant.

Ken Connor | May 15, 2011

The desire for freedom is something hardwired into the fabric of the human soul. Unfortunately, so is the desire for power and control.

Mike Shedlock | May 15, 2011

I am proud to be ahead of the curve on this issue and I commend Senator John McCain and Congressman Ron Paul for their steadfast opposition to torture. "Thinking that torture is wrong is not a liberal or conservative value - it is simply a value."

Mark Baisley | May 15, 2011

The school in my neighborhood told the Cub Scouts this week that their flyer cannot be distributed because it mentions God in the 12 core values.

Paul Jacob | May 15, 2011

For your "you've gotta be kidding me" files.