Sat, May 28, 2011

Doug Giles | May 28, 2011

Ladies, you don’t have to be a victim.

Salena Zito | May 28, 2011

Seventeen U.S. presidents are of Scots-Irish descent, including Obama, who visited with distant Gaelic relatives in Ireland this week -- perhaps because his strategists are beginning to realize he should not ignore these voters.

Salena Zito | May 28, 2011

Seventeen U.S. presidents are of Scots-Irish descent, including Obama, who visited with distant Gaelic relatives in Ireland this week -- perhaps because his strategists are beginning to realize he should not ignore these voters.

Ed Feulner | May 28, 2011

Can America’s defense budget be cut? Yes. Unfortunately, President Obama is going about it exactly backwards.

Ed Feulner | May 28, 2011

Can America’s defense budget be cut? Yes. Unfortunately, President Obama is going about it exactly backwards.

Michael Brown | May 28, 2011

Is there any subject more controversial than the question of the legitimacy of the modern State of Israel? Is it the eternal home of the Jewish people, promised to them by God Himself? Or is it the illegitimate home of violent Jewish occupiers, an apartheid state guilty of ethnic cleansing?

Michael Brown | May 28, 2011

Is there any subject more controversial than the question of the legitimacy of the modern State of Israel? Is it the eternal home of the Jewish people, promised to them by God Himself? Or is it the illegitimate home of violent Jewish occupiers, an apartheid state guilty of ethnic cleansing?

Gina Loudon | May 28, 2011

Before you run out and grab some free houses, think about it first. There’s probably a reason the bank can’t sell them.

Mike Shedlock | May 28, 2011

In spite of what the Fed or the FDIC may want you to believe, many banks hold massive amounts of garbage on their balance sheets (especially real estate and commercial real estate), at below prices.

Larry Kudlow | May 28, 2011

Sounds Reaganesque? Well, Eric Cantor has a lot of Reagan blood in him. And the GOP might be headed there, just in the nick of time.

Fri, May 27, 2011

Reince Priebus | May 27, 2011

Mr. President, stop top putting unnecessary pressure on Israel and start demanding more of these autocratic regimes that stifle democracy and threaten the only democracy in the Middle East—Israel.

Reince Priebus | May 27, 2011

Mr. President, stop top putting unnecessary pressure on Israel and start demanding more of these autocratic regimes that stifle democracy and threaten the only democracy in the Middle East—Israel.

Paul Greenberg | May 27, 2011

Well, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, or DSK as he's known to those who follow politics in France or the doings of Big Money anywhere, did promise to give the International Monetary Fund a "totally different" face.

Paul Greenberg | May 27, 2011

Well, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, or DSK as he's known to those who follow politics in France or the doings of Big Money anywhere, did promise to give the International Monetary Fund a "totally different" face.

Caroline Glick | May 27, 2011

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was hoping to avoid his clash with US President Barack Obama this week in Washington.

Caroline Glick | May 27, 2011

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was hoping to avoid his clash with US President Barack Obama this week in Washington.

Donald Lambro | May 27, 2011

If the Democrats are counting on making a come back in the 2012 elections by demagoguing the Republican Medicare reforms, they'd better think again.

Donald Lambro | May 27, 2011

If the Democrats are counting on making a come back in the 2012 elections by demagoguing the Republican Medicare reforms, they'd better think again.

Michelle Malkin | May 27, 2011

If you want to watch a corruptocrat start sputtering like Porky Pig with allergies, confront him with three simple words: conflict of interest.

Michelle Malkin | May 27, 2011

If you want to watch a corruptocrat start sputtering like Porky Pig with allergies, confront him with three simple words: conflict of interest.

Brent Bozell | May 27, 2011

In 2009, the pop star Rihanna told ABC anchor Diane Sawyer she finally broke it off with her violent pop-star boyfriend, Chris Brown. For the children, of course.

Brent Bozell | May 27, 2011

In 2009, the pop star Rihanna told ABC anchor Diane Sawyer she finally broke it off with her violent pop-star boyfriend, Chris Brown. For the children, of course.

Jonah Goldberg | May 27, 2011

Alea iacta est. That's what Julius Caesar proclaimed as he crossed the Rubicon river in 49 B.C. It means "the die is cast." By crossing the Rubicon with his army, against Roman law, Caesar guaranteed a head-on conflict with the overconfident Roman ruler Pompey. Outnumbered, Caesar was presented with the choice: win or die.

Jonah Goldberg | May 27, 2011

Alea iacta est. That's what Julius Caesar proclaimed as he crossed the Rubicon river in 49 B.C. It means "the die is cast." By crossing the Rubicon with his army, against Roman law, Caesar guaranteed a head-on conflict with the overconfident Roman ruler Pompey. Outnumbered, Caesar was presented with the choice: win or die.

David Limbaugh | May 27, 2011

My advice for the GOP: No more Mr. Nice Guy. No more putting the pretense of civility above the best interests of the nation. Democrats are playing cynical games with our national debt crisis, and it's time they were called out on them -- directly, volubly and repeatedly.

David Limbaugh | May 27, 2011

My advice for the GOP: No more Mr. Nice Guy. No more putting the pretense of civility above the best interests of the nation. Democrats are playing cynical games with our national debt crisis, and it's time they were called out on them -- directly, volubly and repeatedly.

Mona Charen | May 27, 2011

Though I warned two weeks ago about the possibility of a Republican loss in NY 26, I'm not sorry that Democrat Kathy Hochul's deceptive, demagogic resort to Mediscare succeeded. After May 24, no Republican can fail to anticipate the contours of the 2012 election.

Mona Charen | May 27, 2011

Though I warned two weeks ago about the possibility of a Republican loss in NY 26, I'm not sorry that Democrat Kathy Hochul's deceptive, demagogic resort to Mediscare succeeded. After May 24, no Republican can fail to anticipate the contours of the 2012 election.

John Ransom | May 27, 2011

As you read this hundreds and thousands of men and women in uniform and millions of family members sacrifice comfort, treasure and freedoms so that the rest of us can be free. While we enjoy picnics, they are at war. Really at war; right now, today, this very minute.

Oliver North | May 27, 2011

When I was a kid, we called May 30 "Decoration Day." It was an occasion for Boy Scouts to be up before dawn and report, in uniform, to the American Legion hall. There, Cub Scouts would be paired with older Boy Scouts, organized into detachments of a dozen or so and issued bags of small American flags.

Oliver North | May 27, 2011

When I was a kid, we called May 30 "Decoration Day." It was an occasion for Boy Scouts to be up before dawn and report, in uniform, to the American Legion hall. There, Cub Scouts would be paired with older Boy Scouts, organized into detachments of a dozen or so and issued bags of small American flags.

Pat Buchanan | May 27, 2011

"Right now, socially, we are disintegrating." So says Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and potential candidate for president of Egypt.

Pat Buchanan | May 27, 2011

"Right now, socially, we are disintegrating." So says Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and potential candidate for president of Egypt.

Suzanne Fields | May 27, 2011

In his campaign mode running for governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels referred to his marriage as something of a romantic comedy, in the tradition of Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well."

Suzanne Fields | May 27, 2011

In his campaign mode running for governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels referred to his marriage as something of a romantic comedy, in the tradition of Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well."

Linda Chavez | May 27, 2011

The Democrats' victory Tuesday in a special election in New York's 26th Congressional District is being touted as proof that Republicans have overreached on Medicare reform. But the facts are more complicated.

Rich Galen | May 27, 2011

We went to Arlington National Cemetery to attend the annual Memorial Day observance. We passed rows and rows of American flags which had been placed in the ground in front of each and every headstone. There are over a quarter of a million heroes buried at Arlington.

Rich Galen | May 27, 2011

We went to Arlington National Cemetery to attend the annual Memorial Day observance. We passed rows and rows of American flags which had been placed in the ground in front of each and every headstone. There are over a quarter of a million heroes buried at Arlington.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | May 27, 2011

Stagflation is back. Translation: America’s middle class is getting poorer and a record number of middle class workers are out of work. If you are lucky enough to have a job, your wages aren’t going up, but you are facing higher prices for everything.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | May 27, 2011

Stagflation is back. Translation: America’s middle class is getting poorer and a record number of middle class workers are out of work. If you are lucky enough to have a job, your wages aren’t going up, but you are facing higher prices for everything.

David Holt | May 27, 2011

As American motorists fill up their gas tanks before hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend, headline-grabbing sticker shock is sure to follow.

Douglas MacKinnon | May 27, 2011

At what point do we admit we are faltering? At what point do we snap out of it and better vet those who proclaim themselves our "leaders?" At what point do we scream at our politicians: "We will compromise our principles no more."

Bob Beauprez | May 27, 2011

Back in 2008, Congress approved a temporary $7500 tax credit for first time home buyers. That credit was extended twice and increased to $8000. The intention was to breathe some life into the housing market that was severely damaged by the sub-prime mortgage crisis and economic recession.

Larry Kudlow | May 27, 2011

I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Kansas City Fed President Thomas Hoenig. He’s a straight-shooting, hard-money, free market central banker—an unusual combination.

Thu, May 26, 2011

John Ransom | May 26, 2011

Why do we have a federal government that can so substantially ensure winners and losers in investments and our economy? Isn't a system like that prone to corruption? Don't we witness the effects of that corruption in legislation like Obamacare, or the cadillac benefits offered public employees? A new report clears it up.

Such is the emotional nature of fear vs greed/hope. It is during such periods that it is best to stay vigilant and watchful of market conditions since markets can turn on a dime.

Kathryn Lopez | May 26, 2011

Seventeen-year-old Scotty McCreery may have won "American Idol" singing wholesome country ditties, but playing in the background was a blues song older than the fresh-faced singer.

Kathryn Lopez | May 26, 2011

Seventeen-year-old Scotty McCreery may have won "American Idol" singing wholesome country ditties, but playing in the background was a blues song older than the fresh-faced singer.

Rich Tucker | May 26, 2011

With a $14.3 trillion national debt, high gasoline prices and still-high unemployment numbers, things can seem bleak these days. But the lesson from the 1980s is: We've been in tough times before, and worked our way through.

Humberto Fontova | May 26, 2011

"There's just no data to suggest this is an environmental disaster, “said Marine Scientist and former LSU professor Ivor Van Heerden who also works as a BP spill-response contractor.

Ed Feulner | May 26, 2011

Our nation is going broke, and we’re passing the costs of these misguided policies to our children and their children.

Paul Greenberg | May 26, 2011

The daring raid that brought one Osama bin Laden to justice was not the first such counter-strike against a ruthless enemy.

Paul Greenberg | May 26, 2011

The daring raid that brought one Osama bin Laden to justice was not the first such counter-strike against a ruthless enemy.

Hugh Hewitt | May 26, 2011

If every high school class in economics –basic, college-prep and AP—began their year or semester with first a brisk read and then a chapter-by-chapter study of “Your Teacher Said What?! Defending Our Kids from the Liberal Assault on Capitalism” by Joe Kernen and Blake Kernen, all of the students would be grounded in the basic truths of free markets and dynamic capitalism.

Hugh Hewitt | May 26, 2011

If every high school class in economics –basic, college-prep and AP—began their year or semester with first a brisk read and then a chapter-by-chapter study of “Your Teacher Said What?! Defending Our Kids from the Liberal Assault on Capitalism” by Joe Kernen and Blake Kernen, all of the students would be grounded in the basic truths of free markets and dynamic capitalism.

Cliff May | May 26, 2011

Over the next few months, Obama will have an opportunity to publicly defend Israel against those who want to destroy her. Is he eager to seize such an opportunity? There is reason for doubt.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 26, 2011

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day soon after the Civil War. Each year on this day, the graves of the fallen soldiers were decorated to honor the memory of their sacrifice to keep our country united.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 26, 2011

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day soon after the Civil War. Each year on this day, the graves of the fallen soldiers were decorated to honor the memory of their sacrifice to keep our country united.

Michael Barone | May 26, 2011

If Obamacare is so great, why do so many people want to get out from under it?

Victor Davis Hanson | May 26, 2011

Decline is always a choice, not an inevitable fate.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 26, 2011

Decline is always a choice, not an inevitable fate.

Larry Elder | May 26, 2011

What are we small "L" libertarian, tea-party-type, low-tax, low-regulation, serious-about-entitlement-reform, non-"climate-change"-hysterical voters looking for?

Larry Elder | May 26, 2011

What are we small "L" libertarian, tea-party-type, low-tax, low-regulation, serious-about-entitlement-reform, non-"climate-change"-hysterical voters looking for?

Cal Thomas | May 26, 2011

Louis Zamperini has had fame, lost it and seen it restored more than once. That happens when you are 94 years old and must be re-introduced to succeeding generations.

Cal Thomas | May 26, 2011

Louis Zamperini has had fame, lost it and seen it restored more than once. That happens when you are 94 years old and must be re-introduced to succeeding generations.

Debra J. Saunders | May 26, 2011

Conventional wisdom says that voters will bite if politicians, who promised fiscal discipline, lift a finger against entitlement spending. But a 97-zip vote on Plan Obama? Who calls that "winning?

Steve Chapman | May 26, 2011

America now has a gay-rights majority. Gallup reports that for the first time ever, most people -- 53 percent -- favor legalizing same-sex marriage.

Steve Chapman | May 26, 2011

America now has a gay-rights majority. Gallup reports that for the first time ever, most people -- 53 percent -- favor legalizing same-sex marriage.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 26, 2011

How did so flawed a man as Newt Gingrich get to the top of his party in the 1990s?

Emmett Tyrrell | May 26, 2011

How did so flawed a man as Newt Gingrich get to the top of his party in the 1990s?

George Friedman | May 26, 2011

Obama’s foray into Israeli-Palestinian affairs was not intended to be serious; rather, it was merely a cover for his broader policy to reconstitute a coalition of the willing. While we understand why he wants this broader policy to revive the coalition of the willing, it seems to involve huge risks that could see a diminished or disappeared coalition.

Mike Shedlock | May 26, 2011

Unlike super-deflationist Robert Prechter, I expect gold to hold its value over the mid-term (another swoon is always possible) as the Fed fights massive deflationary forces of excess leverage, excess debt, boomer demographics, global wage arbitrage, cutbacks in state and local governments, and most importantly - consumer attitudes towards debt.

Wed, May 25, 2011

Matt Towery | May 25, 2011

The latest InsiderAdvantage survey of potential and announced Republican candidates for president suggests that two figures mainly ignored up to now, Rep. Michele Bachmann and businessman Herman Cain, are, for at least the moment, capturing a reasonably strong share of the vote among those who say they plan to vote in their states' primaries or caucuses.

Matt Towery | May 25, 2011

The latest InsiderAdvantage survey of potential and announced Republican candidates for president suggests that two figures mainly ignored up to now, Rep. Michele Bachmann and businessman Herman Cain, are, for at least the moment, capturing a reasonably strong share of the vote among those who say they plan to vote in their states' primaries or caucuses.

Ann Coulter | May 25, 2011

Like would-be yentas trying to set you up on dates with their divorced friends, the political class is constantly trying to foist divorced candidates on the Republican Party, authoritatively assuring us that Americans don't have a problem with divorce anymore.

Ann Coulter | May 25, 2011

Like would-be yentas trying to set you up on dates with their divorced friends, the political class is constantly trying to foist divorced candidates on the Republican Party, authoritatively assuring us that Americans don't have a problem with divorce anymore.

Diana West | May 25, 2011

I have my doubts about the deputy commanding general of Ft. Hood. Despite overwhelming evidence that Hasan committed an act of jihad, DiSalvo -- like the Army, like the U.S. government -- looks the other way.

Diana West | May 25, 2011

I have my doubts about the deputy commanding general of Ft. Hood. Despite overwhelming evidence that Hasan committed an act of jihad, DiSalvo -- like the Army, like the U.S. government -- looks the other way.

Jeff Jacoby | May 25, 2011

ON THE BALLOT in San Francisco this fall will be a proposal making it a crime to circumcise male children.

Jeff Jacoby | May 25, 2011

ON THE BALLOT in San Francisco this fall will be a proposal making it a crime to circumcise male children.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 25, 2011

Promising young athletes. Good-hearted teens. Victims of suicide. What happened? And what will keep other children from following suit?

Rebecca Hagelin | May 25, 2011

Promising young athletes. Good-hearted teens. Victims of suicide. What happened? And what will keep other children from following suit?

Rich Galen | May 25, 2011

The prediction that the world would end last Saturday was the biggest bust since Geraldo opened Al Capone's vault or Lenin's Tomb (or whatever it was) and found it empty.

Rich Galen | May 25, 2011

The prediction that the world would end last Saturday was the biggest bust since Geraldo opened Al Capone's vault or Lenin's Tomb (or whatever it was) and found it empty.

Donald Lambro | May 25, 2011

Senate Democrats were expected to bring up the House Republicans’ 2012 budget plan for a vote this week, but not their own plan which remains under lock and key.

Donald Lambro | May 25, 2011

Senate Democrats were expected to bring up the House Republicans’ 2012 budget plan for a vote this week, but not their own plan which remains under lock and key.

Dave Ramsey | May 25, 2011

A lot of your money is going out the door every month to pay those debts. But if your debt was paid off, you’d have money to invest for retirement.

Michelle Malkin | May 25, 2011

When President Obama signed the trillion-dollar stimulus law in 2009, he proclaimed that he was "keeping the American dream alive in our time." The stimulator-in-chief failed to mention that billions would be spent keeping American tax scammers afloat on our dime.

Michelle Malkin | May 25, 2011

When President Obama signed the trillion-dollar stimulus law in 2009, he proclaimed that he was "keeping the American dream alive in our time." The stimulator-in-chief failed to mention that billions would be spent keeping American tax scammers afloat on our dime.

Guy Benson | May 25, 2011

On March 30, 1981 at precisely 2:27 pm, six gunshots rang out just outside the VIP entrance to the Washington Hilton. Moments later, as three felled men lay bleeding on the ground outside the hotel, an armored limousine carrying the President of the United States raced away from the scene.

John Stossel | May 25, 2011

Since America is on the road to bankruptcy, we've got to make some changes. What would you do? This year, our government will spend an astounding $3.8 trillion. We need to eliminate entire agencies, departments and missions.

John Stossel | May 25, 2011

Since America is on the road to bankruptcy, we've got to make some changes. What would you do? This year, our government will spend an astounding $3.8 trillion. We need to eliminate entire agencies, departments and missions.

Walter E. Williams | May 25, 2011

William J. McGee, the consumer advocate on the Department of Transportation's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee wrote "Forcing the F.A.A. to Fly Blind" in The New York Times (April 9, 2011), where he laments Congress' cut in the FAA budget, saying, "A $4 billion cut will necessarily reduce the work force further. And it's hard to imagine this will not diminish safety."

Walter E. Williams | May 25, 2011

William J. McGee, the consumer advocate on the Department of Transportation's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee wrote "Forcing the F.A.A. to Fly Blind" in The New York Times (April 9, 2011), where he laments Congress' cut in the FAA budget, saying, "A $4 billion cut will necessarily reduce the work force further. And it's hard to imagine this will not diminish safety."

Brent Bozell | May 25, 2011

When Barack Obama replaced George Bush, there was unbridled joy among the elites. The days of "cowboy diplomacy" were over! Finally, we had a president who was a careful multi-lateralist who wouldn't rudely impose his will, but would instead work with allies to build consensus.

Brent Bozell | May 25, 2011

When Barack Obama replaced George Bush, there was unbridled joy among the elites. The days of "cowboy diplomacy" were over! Finally, we had a president who was a careful multi-lateralist who wouldn't rudely impose his will, but would instead work with allies to build consensus.

Jonah Goldberg | May 25, 2011

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' announcement that he can't play in the presidential primaries because his wife and daughters say he's not allowed to is terrible news for the GOP and the country.

Jonah Goldberg | May 25, 2011

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' announcement that he can't play in the presidential primaries because his wife and daughters say he's not allowed to is terrible news for the GOP and the country.

John C. Goodman | May 25, 2011

This is a speech Mitt Romney should have given last year. It may even work this year.

John C. Goodman | May 25, 2011

This is a speech Mitt Romney should have given last year. It may even work this year.

John Ransom | May 25, 2011

Singleton defended his paper’s coverage of the 2010 Republican primary in Colorado by making up new charges without providing any evidence to back it up. Instead of proving his own point, I think Singleton has proved mine.

Tony Blankley | May 25, 2011

The president's speech last week, which was described by the White House in advance as a speech intended to reach out to the Muslim world, will probably go down as one of the least well-understood major presidential speeches in modern memory.

Tony Blankley | May 25, 2011

The president's speech last week, which was described by the White House in advance as a speech intended to reach out to the Muslim world, will probably go down as one of the least well-understood major presidential speeches in modern memory.

Michael Medved | May 25, 2011

How would you describe a perennial presidential candidate who insists in a televised debate that government has no more right to interfere with prostitution or heroin than it does to limit the right of the people to “practice their religion and say their prayers”?

Michael Medved | May 25, 2011

How would you describe a perennial presidential candidate who insists in a televised debate that government has no more right to interfere with prostitution or heroin than it does to limit the right of the people to “practice their religion and say their prayers”?

Ben Shapiro | May 25, 2011

In 2008, Obama grabbed 78 percent of the Jewish vote. Even the most wildly optimistic polling today shows that Obama's support remains high among Jews. It's a result that Republicans simply can't understand -- why do so many Jews continue to support a president who has shown time and again that he stands against the State of Israel?

Terry Jeffrey | May 25, 2011

Ted Cruz knows the American Dream because his family has lived it. As teenager in the 1950s, his father, Rafael Cruz, fought with Fidel Castro in the Cuban revolution, not knowing Castro was a communist.

Terry Jeffrey | May 25, 2011

Ted Cruz knows the American Dream because his family has lived it. As teenager in the 1950s, his father, Rafael Cruz, fought with Fidel Castro in the Cuban revolution, not knowing Castro was a communist.

David Harsanyi | May 25, 2011

When an actress -- no, an artist -- the caliber of Cameron Diaz weighs in on the future of social institutions, America has an obligation to listen. Does she think marriage is a dying institution?

David Harsanyi | May 25, 2011

When an actress -- no, an artist -- the caliber of Cameron Diaz weighs in on the future of social institutions, America has an obligation to listen. Does she think marriage is a dying institution?

Austin Bay | May 25, 2011

President Barack Obama has violated the 1973 War Powers Resolution.

That is a good thing. The War Powers Resolution was constitutionally dubious when it was passed -- by a Democratic Party-controlled Congress intent on obstructing the powers of a Republican president.

Austin Bay | May 25, 2011

President Barack Obama has violated the 1973 War Powers Resolution.

That is a good thing. The War Powers Resolution was constitutionally dubious when it was passed -- by a Democratic Party-controlled Congress intent on obstructing the powers of a Republican president.

Jacob Sullum | May 25, 2011

A few years ago, two police officers were chasing a crack dealer at a Lexington, Ky., apartment complex when they lost sight of him as he ducked into one of two units at the end of a breezeway. Detecting "a very strong odor of burnt marijuana" coming from the apartment on the left, they figured that must be the one, so they banged on the door and shouted, "Police!"

Jacob Sullum | May 25, 2011

A few years ago, two police officers were chasing a crack dealer at a Lexington, Ky., apartment complex when they lost sight of him as he ducked into one of two units at the end of a breezeway. Detecting "a very strong odor of burnt marijuana" coming from the apartment on the left, they figured that must be the one, so they banged on the door and shouted, "Police!"

Kyle Olson | May 25, 2011

The “battle” may be over, but the teacher unions’ desire to co-opt (and ultimately destroy) charter schools remains.

Mike Shedlock | May 25, 2011

Many countries have restrictions and requirements on doctors, nurses, lawyers etc. Greece carries the idea to extreme. Restrictions will be lifted July 2. That is a much needed maneuver, and the same applies in the US as well.

Tue, May 24, 2011

Paul Greenberg | May 24, 2011

Call it the Scapegoat Syndrome. It emerges with some regularity wherever dictatorships are challenged -- or after the dictator has fled and power is up for grabs.

Paul Greenberg | May 24, 2011

Call it the Scapegoat Syndrome. It emerges with some regularity wherever dictatorships are challenged -- or after the dictator has fled and power is up for grabs.

Rachel Marsden | May 24, 2011

A few years ago, if Americans had been asked to name the world's most conservative countries, Canada likely wouldn't have been on most people's list. But as so many previous top contenders, including the USA, slide into socialism, Canada is beginning to shine as a beacon of free-market success.

Rachel Marsden | May 24, 2011

A few years ago, if Americans had been asked to name the world's most conservative countries, Canada likely wouldn't have been on most people's list. But as so many previous top contenders, including the USA, slide into socialism, Canada is beginning to shine as a beacon of free-market success.

Rachel Alexander | May 24, 2011

Social media is taking over traditional areas of campaigns, from fundraising to media to volunteer recruitment and more.

Rachel Alexander | May 24, 2011

Social media is taking over traditional areas of campaigns, from fundraising to media to volunteer recruitment and more.

Michael Youssef | May 24, 2011

Much has been said about President Obama’s narcissistic tendencies. He clearly demonstrates his thin skin by throwing reporters out of the press pool and censoring others; even going so far as to attack some news organizations and personalities by name.

Michael Youssef | May 24, 2011

Much has been said about President Obama’s narcissistic tendencies. He clearly demonstrates his thin skin by throwing reporters out of the press pool and censoring others; even going so far as to attack some news organizations and personalities by name.

Robert Knight | May 24, 2011

The gap between the rhetoric of "fairness" and "equality" and the actual behavior of the ruling elites is becoming too stark to cover up, even for the elitist media.

Caroline Glick | May 24, 2011

As the Washington Post pointed out on Friday, US President Barack Obama purposely provoked the current fight with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. He knew full well that Netanyahu does not back the Palestinian formulation that negotiations with Israel must be based on the indefensible 1949 armistice lines, or what are wrongly referred to as the 1967 lines.

Caroline Glick | May 24, 2011

As the Washington Post pointed out on Friday, US President Barack Obama purposely provoked the current fight with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. He knew full well that Netanyahu does not back the Palestinian formulation that negotiations with Israel must be based on the indefensible 1949 armistice lines, or what are wrongly referred to as the 1967 lines.

Byron York | May 24, 2011

If there's one place where what goes around comes around, it's the U.S. Senate. Goodwin Liu, the Berkeley law professor nominated by President Obama to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, is the latest to learn that lesson.

Byron York | May 24, 2011

If there's one place where what goes around comes around, it's the U.S. Senate. Goodwin Liu, the Berkeley law professor nominated by President Obama to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, is the latest to learn that lesson.

Michael Reagan | May 24, 2011

My adoptive parents told me I was "chosen," but the kids at school told me I was a "bastard." The recent headlines about Arnold Schwarzenegger's infidelities and the son he fathered out of wedlock have stirred many old memories and emotions.

Michael Reagan | May 24, 2011

My adoptive parents told me I was "chosen," but the kids at school told me I was a "bastard." The recent headlines about Arnold Schwarzenegger's infidelities and the son he fathered out of wedlock have stirred many old memories and emotions.

Thomas Sowell | May 24, 2011

Those who regard government "entitlement" programs as sacrosanct, and regard those who want to cut them back as calloused or cruel, picture a world very different from the world of reality.

Thomas Sowell | May 24, 2011

Those who regard government "entitlement" programs as sacrosanct, and regard those who want to cut them back as calloused or cruel, picture a world very different from the world of reality.

Chuck Norris | May 24, 2011

If the Wall Street Republicans and the conservative Republicans don't resolve their differences and work as a TEAM ("together everyone achieves more"), we will go back to having a Democratic majority in Congress and President Barack Obama will be re-elected for another four years.

Chuck Norris | May 24, 2011

If the Wall Street Republicans and the conservative Republicans don't resolve their differences and work as a TEAM ("together everyone achieves more"), we will go back to having a Democratic majority in Congress and President Barack Obama will be re-elected for another four years.

John Hawkins | May 24, 2011

Are we going to reform Medicare before 2012? No, unfortunately the Democrats have decided that using Medicare as an election issue is more important than actually doing the right thing for the country.

John C. Goodman | May 24, 2011

Would you like the government to tell your doctor how to take care of you? That possibility is not as remote as you may think.

John C. Goodman | May 24, 2011

Would you like the government to tell your doctor how to take care of you? That possibility is not as remote as you may think.

David Limbaugh | May 24, 2011

Are we allowing the liberal media (and establishment Republicans) to manipulate the narrative to prevent such a result?

David Limbaugh | May 24, 2011

Are we allowing the liberal media (and establishment Republicans) to manipulate the narrative to prevent such a result?

Mona Charen | May 24, 2011

President Obama has claimed many times to be a steadfast friend of the state of Israel. He certainly found bold words to convey that impression when he addressed the AIPAC conference in 2008.

Mona Charen | May 24, 2011

President Obama has claimed many times to be a steadfast friend of the state of Israel. He certainly found bold words to convey that impression when he addressed the AIPAC conference in 2008.

John Ransom | May 24, 2011

With protestors gathered all over the world asking for more handouts it's possible that we could see governments loosen monetary policy to give out even more handouts.

Cal Thomas | May 24, 2011

With friends like President Obama, who needs enemies? If you're Israel, you already have quite enough of those.

Cal Thomas | May 24, 2011

With friends like President Obama, who needs enemies? If you're Israel, you already have quite enough of those.

Dennis Prager | May 24, 2011

The secular, especially the anti-religious, left, enjoy the spectacles of religious foolishness like this past weekend's "rapture."

Dennis Prager | May 24, 2011

The secular, especially the anti-religious, left, enjoy the spectacles of religious foolishness like this past weekend's "rapture."

Pat Buchanan | May 24, 2011

Not since Nikita Khrushchev berated Dwight Eisenhower over Gary Powers' U-2 spy flight over Russia only weeks earlier has an American president been subjected to a dressing down like the one Barack Obama received from Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday.

Pat Buchanan | May 24, 2011

Not since Nikita Khrushchev berated Dwight Eisenhower over Gary Powers' U-2 spy flight over Russia only weeks earlier has an American president been subjected to a dressing down like the one Barack Obama received from Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday.

Michael Gerson | May 24, 2011

With the end of his distinguished career in government set for late June, Defense Secretary Robert Gates would be justified in taking a slow, satisfying victory lap.

Michael Gerson | May 24, 2011

With the end of his distinguished career in government set for late June, Defense Secretary Robert Gates would be justified in taking a slow, satisfying victory lap.

Debra J. Saunders | May 24, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court effectively ordered California on Monday to release 33,000 inmates over two years from an in-state prison population that numbers about 143,000.

Debra J. Saunders | May 24, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court effectively ordered California on Monday to release 33,000 inmates over two years from an in-state prison population that numbers about 143,000.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 24, 2011

The tea partiers are demanding that Congress not raise the debt ceiling but instead avoid default by cutting spending dramatically.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 24, 2011

The tea partiers are demanding that Congress not raise the debt ceiling but instead avoid default by cutting spending dramatically.

Bill Murchison | May 24, 2011

The point about Israel that keeps getting lost in the Gentile underbrush is that Israel isn't just a Jewish homeland.

Bill Murchison | May 24, 2011

The point about Israel that keeps getting lost in the Gentile underbrush is that Israel isn't just a Jewish homeland.

Kyle Olson | May 24, 2011

Many teachers are beginning to recognize the in-your-face radicalization of the public sector unions, and they don’t like it either.

Kyle Olson | May 24, 2011

Many teachers are beginning to recognize the in-your-face radicalization of the public sector unions, and they don’t like it either.

Zacks Investment Research | May 24, 2011

No doubt, the ongoing economic recovery has worked favorably for some bigger banks that have shown clear signs of stabilization. But many smaller banks are still tottering on the edge of disaster.

Armstrong Williams | May 24, 2011

Back in the ‘good ole days’ (which usually tend to have occurred exactly one hundred years before the phrase is uttered), doing business in America was simple. Entrepreneurs completed deals using only back of the envelope calculations and a firm handshake.

Armstrong Williams | May 24, 2011

Back in the ‘good ole days’ (which usually tend to have occurred exactly one hundred years before the phrase is uttered), doing business in America was simple. Entrepreneurs completed deals using only back of the envelope calculations and a firm handshake.

Mike Shedlock | May 24, 2011

Given a budget deficit of $1.4 trillion, we cannot afford to waste $100 million on ridiculous mortgage relief programs. Yet that is what bureaucrats want to do with a "pilot program" in Illinois sponsored by Uncle Sam.

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Charlotte Hays | May 23, 2011

Well, it looks like Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is not going to sacrifice his wife to run for the presidency in 2012.

Robert Knight | May 23, 2011

Every so often, a single incident epitomizes larger truths. One of these is that all issues, whether social or fiscal, are moral issues.

Robert Knight | May 23, 2011

Every so often, a single incident epitomizes larger truths. One of these is that all issues, whether social or fiscal, are moral issues.

Mike Needham | May 23, 2011

Over the next year, as the Republican primary process plays out, there will be plenty of time for silliness, scoring political points, and mischaracterizations of each candidate’s record. But hidden amongst all the typical nonsense will also be some diamond in the rough moments.

Mike Needham | May 23, 2011

Over the next year, as the Republican primary process plays out, there will be plenty of time for silliness, scoring political points, and mischaracterizations of each candidate’s record. But hidden amongst all the typical nonsense will also be some diamond in the rough moments.

Fred Wszolek | May 23, 2011

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision to issue a complaint regarding the Boeing facility in South Carolina is a poorly veiled act of revenge against a company that refused to let Big Labor bosses decide its future.

Fred Wszolek | May 23, 2011

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision to issue a complaint regarding the Boeing facility in South Carolina is a poorly veiled act of revenge against a company that refused to let Big Labor bosses decide its future.

Alan Sears | May 23, 2011

Intolerance is never more visible than when we look at the vocal advocates of homosexual behavior. If you disagree, I invite you to ask Peter Vidmar what his experience has been.

Rich Galen | May 23, 2011

Last week President Obama gave his long-awaited speech on the Middle East. No one remembers anything he said other than his call for Israel to begin negotiations by agreeing to return to its pre-1967 borders.

Jeff Jacoby | May 23, 2011

Racial McCarthyism is alive and well in Barack Obama's America, where reckless liberals hurl baseless charges of racism at critics of the nation's first black president.

Jeff Jacoby | May 23, 2011

Racial McCarthyism is alive and well in Barack Obama's America, where reckless liberals hurl baseless charges of racism at critics of the nation's first black president.

John Ransom | May 23, 2011

Media malpractice combined with disgruntled Muslim Republican family- who later defected to the Democrats- caused the GOP to lose the governor’s race in Colorado in 2010.

Michael Barone | May 23, 2011

"The State Department is a fitting venue," declared Barack Obama at the beginning of his speech on the Middle East last Thursday.

Michael Barone | May 23, 2011

"The State Department is a fitting venue," declared Barack Obama at the beginning of his speech on the Middle East last Thursday.

Star Parker | May 23, 2011

The most sweeping reform signed into law during the Newt Gingrich era as House Speaker was the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act – popularly known as welfare reform.

Star Parker | May 23, 2011

The most sweeping reform signed into law during the Newt Gingrich era as House Speaker was the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act – popularly known as welfare reform.

Mike Adams | May 23, 2011

Dear President Obama: I am writing today with a somewhat unusual request. First and foremost, I will be asking that you return America to its August 20th, 1959 borders so that Hawaii is no longer a state and you are no longer a citizen.

Mike Adams | May 23, 2011

Dear President Obama: I am writing today with a somewhat unusual request. First and foremost, I will be asking that you return America to its August 20th, 1959 borders so that Hawaii is no longer a state and you are no longer a citizen.

Katie Kieffer | May 23, 2011

So, what can we do to lower gas prices? Lately, liberals have been explaining away high gas prices with two fables.

Terry Paulson | May 23, 2011

Americans have had enough and are looking for truth-tellers who aren’t afraid to rock the boat, even flip a few boats over to provide common-sense solutions to the challenges America faces!

Terry Paulson | May 23, 2011

Americans have had enough and are looking for truth-tellers who aren’t afraid to rock the boat, even flip a few boats over to provide common-sense solutions to the challenges America faces!

Lurita Doan | May 23, 2011

Even as Team Obama talks up the importance of small business growth, entrepreneurs are facing increased burdens imposed by the Obama Administration.

Bruce Bialosky | May 23, 2011

Mr. Blair endorses what Mr. Bush says about the most important issue of our time. Blair clarifies the moral courage and the serenity with which GWB made his decisions. Quite often, they worked through those decisions in unison.

Bob Beauprez | May 23, 2011

Poor numbers in job creation should cost Obama his. Obamanomics has not just fallen short; the failure is of historic proportions.

Mike Shedlock | May 23, 2011

Everyone wants something, and they want to take it from someone else to get it. In the US, the SEIU is right at the top of the list in wanting to pick the pockets of everyone else for their own self-serving benefit

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John Ransom | May 22, 2011

I know it’s awkward holding “peace talks” when we are not at war, but you could do it if you wanted. Hey maybe this year you could get another Nobel prize for ending at war you started. How’s that for irony?

Salena Zito | May 22, 2011

Women have had an impact in the voting booth since Lydia Taft cast a ballot in Uxbridge, Mass., on whether the town should spend money on troops in the French and Indian War.

Austin Hill | May 22, 2011

"..Are you offended when people pray out loud in public places?" I asked my interview guest. It was 2006 and U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, a Democrat, was on his way to losing with his own party.

Austin Hill | May 22, 2011

"..Are you offended when people pray out loud in public places?" I asked my interview guest. It was 2006 and U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, a Democrat, was on his way to losing with his own party.

Steve Chapman | May 22, 2011

Now that Osama bin Laden is dead, we can turn our attention to another remorseless enemy who for years has sown death and destruction among blameless innocents. I refer, of course, to Ronald McDonald.

Steve Chapman | May 22, 2011

Now that Osama bin Laden is dead, we can turn our attention to another remorseless enemy who for years has sown death and destruction among blameless innocents. I refer, of course, to Ronald McDonald.

Mark Baisley | May 22, 2011

I believe that the long train of abuses and usurpations from Washington are due, in part, to their lack of appreciation for what money is.

As we watched LinkedIn's share price convulse on Thursday as the opposing forces of greed and fear pushed the stock back and forth, it became clear that trying to buy the stock within a day or two of its over-hyped IPO amounted to little more than throwing darts at a rapidly moving target.

Mike Shedlock | May 22, 2011

Austerity measures run into trouble in Greece, while Spanish protestors camp in streets defying a ban on protests.

Ken Connor | May 22, 2011

As predicted, the American government this week reached it's $14.3 trillion debt limit. With our credit line officially tapped out, our leaders in Washington are scrambling to cobble together a compromise for responding to the situation.

Ken Connor | May 22, 2011

As predicted, the American government this week reached it's $14.3 trillion debt limit. With our credit line officially tapped out, our leaders in Washington are scrambling to cobble together a compromise for responding to the situation.

Zacks Investment Research | May 22, 2011

Supplies of gasoline increased for the second successive week on the back of production increase even as demand edged up and imports plunged. The 119,000 barrel-build – lower than projections – took gasoline stockpiles up to 205.94 million barrels. Current inventory levels are 7.2% below the year-earlier levels and are in the lower half of the average range.

Paul Jacob | May 22, 2011

War isn't an issue to be guided by comic-book philosophy. Congress could read the Constitution.