Sat, Jun 04, 2011

John C. Goodman | June 04, 2011

So what does ObamaCare mean for senior citizens who rely on Medicare? No one knows for sure. But it almost certainly means they will get less health care.

John C. Goodman | June 04, 2011

So what does ObamaCare mean for senior citizens who rely on Medicare? No one knows for sure. But it almost certainly means they will get less health care.

Ken Blackwell | June 04, 2011

President Obama deserved high praise for bringing Osama bin Laden to justice. Or, more accurately, for ordering Navy SEALs bring justice to him. But, the president threw away all the international stature he could rightly claim when he delivered his disastrous May 19th speech at the State Department.

Doug Giles | June 04, 2011

Well, I’m going to be called a racist for this one, but here it goes: What the heck is up with the hip hop crowd trashing South Beach year after year on Memorial Day? Is this how your crew celebrates the hard-won freedoms our nation’s heroes gave their lives for—by annually ransacking South Florida and shooting at cops?

Rachel Alexander | June 04, 2011

While the Obama administration has been busy bailing out irresponsible financial institutions and big business, individual homeowners have been left with little relief, with many forced to file for bankruptcy.

Rachel Alexander | June 04, 2011

While the Obama administration has been busy bailing out irresponsible financial institutions and big business, individual homeowners have been left with little relief, with many forced to file for bankruptcy.

Kathryn Lopez | June 04, 2011

“If we allow gay marriage next thing u know people will be marrying gold fish,” Miley Cyrus tweeted. She was protesting news that the president of Urban Outfitters has contributed to former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, and taking some liberty with arguments Santorum’s made about the importance of protecting traditional marriage.

Kyle Olson | June 04, 2011

Many civil rights groups around the nation have strongly supported school choice initiatives, mainly out of concern for inner-city children who have traditionally been stuck in sub-par schools. So why isn’t the NAACP on board?

Kyle Olson | June 04, 2011

Many civil rights groups around the nation have strongly supported school choice initiatives, mainly out of concern for inner-city children who have traditionally been stuck in sub-par schools. So why isn’t the NAACP on board?

The wrong-headed socialist policies of the Obama administration will come home to roost. Socialism never works, yet politicians continue to practice it because it appeal to the masses wins votes

Larry Kudlow | June 04, 2011

Perhaps the most telling weakness in the jobs report comes from the household survey, which is made up of self-employed workers.

Mike Shedlock | June 04, 2011

This month things are awful at first glance and simply bad beneath the surface.

Fri, Jun 03, 2011

John Ransom | June 03, 2011

Thirty years ago there were only a few people in every city who determined what stories made the evening news. Thirty years ago the media could determine winners and losers in the marketplace of ideas. Thirty years ago they didn’t have to reckon with you.

Caroline Glick | June 03, 2011

The coverage of recent events in Egypt is further proof that Western elites cannot see the forest for the trees. Over the past week, leading newspapers have devoted relatively in-depth coverage to the Egyptian military authorities’ repressive actions in subduing protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo, particularly during their large protest last Friday.

David Stokes | June 03, 2011

Mitt Romney has inherited much from his late father, most notably a mind for business and a flare for politics. Now in the race for the GOP Presidential nomination, he is by most accounts the front-runner. But that was also his dad’s position at just about this point in the run up to the historic election of 1968.

Matt Kibbe | June 03, 2011

Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid are the largest and fastest growing part of the federal budget. The U.S. government will never balance the budget without tackling entitlement programs head on.

Matt Kibbe | June 03, 2011

Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid are the largest and fastest growing part of the federal budget. The U.S. government will never balance the budget without tackling entitlement programs head on.

Rich Galen | June 03, 2011

Whatever Americans believe is going on in the economy in August of the election year is what voters will take to the polls with them in November when they vote for President.

Rich Galen | June 03, 2011

Whatever Americans believe is going on in the economy in August of the election year is what voters will take to the polls with them in November when they vote for President.

Donald Lambro | June 03, 2011

This week's House vote against raising the debt limit was a long-overdue, fist-shaking declaration of public outrage at the runaway spending that endangers America's economic security.

Michelle Malkin | June 03, 2011

How long before Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner conducts his next meltdown press conference flanked by two adult-movie "goddesses" a la Charlie Sheen? Like the delusional bad-boy actor, Weiner actually thinks his self-destructive act is winning, too.

Michelle Malkin | June 03, 2011

How long before Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner conducts his next meltdown press conference flanked by two adult-movie "goddesses" a la Charlie Sheen? Like the delusional bad-boy actor, Weiner actually thinks his self-destructive act is winning, too.

Hugh Hewitt | June 03, 2011

Republican primary voters have a very strong field of potential opponents for President Obama in November 2012 from which to choose.

Hugh Hewitt | June 03, 2011

Republican primary voters have a very strong field of potential opponents for President Obama in November 2012 from which to choose.

Brent Bozell | June 03, 2011

Born blocks from the NBC soundstage in 1984 to parents in the entertainment industry, Ben Shapiro is a natural choice to write a book about Hollywood.

Jonah Goldberg | June 03, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York is a very busy man. He sits on several important committees. He's newly married to a high-powered wife. He's planning a run for mayor of New York City, which they call "the city that never sleeps" for a reason.

Jonah Goldberg | June 03, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York is a very busy man. He sits on several important committees. He's newly married to a high-powered wife. He's planning a run for mayor of New York City, which they call "the city that never sleeps" for a reason.

David Limbaugh | June 03, 2011

Do you think it's conceivable that yet another round of dismal economic news might cause President Obama to finally dig deeply enough in his id to find some hidden humility and consider reversing course? Let's be serious.

Mona Charen | June 03, 2011

I will not get sentimental, or so I keep telling myself. Well, maybe a little sentimental, but never maudlin at the approaching departure of my 17-year-old son for college in the fall. Fall? Did I say fall? No, he leaves in August -- cruel calendar!

Oliver North | June 03, 2011

There has been much said and written of late regarding "high-risk decision-making" and "courageous leadership" in Washington. The so-called mainstream media, politicians and pundits are all a-twitter -- literally -- about a congressman's underwear.

Oliver North | June 03, 2011

There has been much said and written of late regarding "high-risk decision-making" and "courageous leadership" in Washington. The so-called mainstream media, politicians and pundits are all a-twitter -- literally -- about a congressman's underwear.

Pat Buchanan | June 03, 2011

At the G-8 summit in Deauville, France, the news was dramatic, delivered by Nicolas Sarkozy of France and Barack Obama.

Suzanne Fields | June 03, 2011

The war between the sexes is never-ending, but the battleground is dotted with the white flags of uneasy truces.

Suzanne Fields | June 03, 2011

The war between the sexes is never-ending, but the battleground is dotted with the white flags of uneasy truces.

Linda Chavez | June 03, 2011

For the first time in history, less than half of Americans now live in married-couple households. The new finding by the Census Bureau reflects the most profound change in the nature of American society ever to have occurred, yet practically no one talks about it.

Diana West | June 03, 2011

You don’t have to be a believer in counter-insurgency (COIN) theory to realize that something very wrong happened when Karzai’s ultimatum regarding civilian casualties went unrebuffed.

Diana West | June 03, 2011

You don’t have to be a believer in counter-insurgency (COIN) theory to realize that something very wrong happened when Karzai’s ultimatum regarding civilian casualties went unrebuffed.

Michael Brown | June 03, 2011

My May 28th article, “Five Simple Truths about the Mideast Conflict,” elicited some passionate responses from those on both sides of the debate, with the first point in particular proving to be the most controversial: “There is no such thing as a historic ‘Palestinian people” living in the Middle East.’”

Mike Shedlock | June 03, 2011

The student loan program should be scrapped in entirety. Indeed there are entire departments that should be scrapped entirely, including the department of education and department of energy.

George Friedman | June 03, 2011

My argument assumes the worst case, which is not only that the Palestinians will not agree to a genuine peace but also that the United States cannot be counted on indefinitely. All military planning must begin with the worst case.

Morgan Brittany | June 03, 2011

The Constitution surely would have limited debt forcefully if the Founding Fathers had imagined a government so powerful it could borrow trillions of dollars. That's why there's an opportunity for lawmakers to get public support for an effective new debt limit that will actually restrain Washington spending.

Morgan Brittany | June 03, 2011

The Constitution surely would have limited debt forcefully if the Founding Fathers had imagined a government so powerful it could borrow trillions of dollars. That's why there's an opportunity for lawmakers to get public support for an effective new debt limit that will actually restrain Washington spending.

Thu, Jun 02, 2011

Michael Gerson | June 02, 2011

British Prime Minister David Cameron has emerged as the most admirable of anomalies: the budget-cutter as leader of conscience.

Michael Gerson | June 02, 2011

British Prime Minister David Cameron has emerged as the most admirable of anomalies: the budget-cutter as leader of conscience.

Paul Greenberg | June 02, 2011

"Yes, it would take ingenuity, perseverance and, most of all, a faculty that still believes in liberal education."

Paul Greenberg | June 02, 2011

"Yes, it would take ingenuity, perseverance and, most of all, a faculty that still believes in liberal education."

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | June 02, 2011

Memorial Day is a time for reflection about the sacrifices of the many men and women who gave it all so that we could enjoy the blessings of Liberty.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | June 02, 2011

Memorial Day is a time for reflection about the sacrifices of the many men and women who gave it all so that we could enjoy the blessings of Liberty.

Michael Reagan | June 02, 2011

President Barack Hussein Obama is instructing our only staunch allies in the Middle East to risk destruction at the hands of one of the most radical terrorist organization in that troubled area, and he must be stopped before some of the world's holiest historical sites are closed to the tens of thousands of pilgrims who visit them every year.

Michael Reagan | June 02, 2011

President Barack Hussein Obama is instructing our only staunch allies in the Middle East to risk destruction at the hands of one of the most radical terrorist organization in that troubled area, and he must be stopped before some of the world's holiest historical sites are closed to the tens of thousands of pilgrims who visit them every year.

Cliff May | June 02, 2011

Some years ago, John Podhoretz, a right-of-center writer, now the editor of Commentary, admonished his colleagues on the left: "We speak liberal as well as our own tongue. Why don't you speak conservative?"

Cliff May | June 02, 2011

Some years ago, John Podhoretz, a right-of-center writer, now the editor of Commentary, admonished his colleagues on the left: "We speak liberal as well as our own tongue. Why don't you speak conservative?"

Michael Youssef | June 02, 2011

I’m sure many have asked this question: “Why is the secular media so sympathetic to Islamists?” The answer is because most of those who make up the secular media apparatus are on the left side of the Left.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 02, 2011

We are a country in need of hope. A recent Rasmussen Survey "finds that just 35 percent of likely U.S. voters now believe America's best days lie ahead."

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 02, 2011

We are a country in need of hope. A recent Rasmussen Survey "finds that just 35 percent of likely U.S. voters now believe America's best days lie ahead."

Victor Davis Hanson | June 02, 2011

"There is a vast machinery of selective liberal outrage, fueled and lubricated by the media, universities and celebrity entertainment."

Victor Davis Hanson | June 02, 2011

"There is a vast machinery of selective liberal outrage, fueled and lubricated by the media, universities and celebrity entertainment."

Larry Elder | June 02, 2011

"Today the court affirms what is perhaps the most radical injunction issued by a court in our nation's history." So began Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's enraged dissent.

Larry Elder | June 02, 2011

"Today the court affirms what is perhaps the most radical injunction issued by a court in our nation's history." So began Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's enraged dissent.

John Ransom | June 02, 2011

Wednesday's job report from ADP showed that private employers added only 38,000 in May. Home sales have continued to lag, GDP has been revised sharply downward, and inflation has taken a larger bite out of corporate and family budgets. We told you so.

Ken Blackwell | June 02, 2011

President Obama is playing Solomon now. He has decided to cut the baby in half. In this case, the child is Israel.

Ken Blackwell | June 02, 2011

President Obama is playing Solomon now. He has decided to cut the baby in half. In this case, the child is Israel.

Cal Thomas | June 02, 2011

The upheaval in Yemen and the possibility that al-Qaida might take over, turning that country into a stronger terrorist base than it already is, should give pause to American and European policy in the Arab world.

Cal Thomas | June 02, 2011

The upheaval in Yemen and the possibility that al-Qaida might take over, turning that country into a stronger terrorist base than it already is, should give pause to American and European policy in the Arab world.

Debra J. Saunders | June 02, 2011

In 2010, San Francisco supervisors banned Happy Meals. They showed no regard for parental choice. So it should not come as a shock that activists have managed to put a measure on the November ballot that essentially would outlaw the circumcision of baby boys.

Debra J. Saunders | June 02, 2011

In 2010, San Francisco supervisors banned Happy Meals. They showed no regard for parental choice. So it should not come as a shock that activists have managed to put a measure on the November ballot that essentially would outlaw the circumcision of baby boys.

Steve Chapman | June 02, 2011

The people occupying high office in Washington went to a different school. They have done their best to prove that when it comes to using military force, neither the law nor the Constitution means a thing.

Steve Chapman | June 02, 2011

The people occupying high office in Washington went to a different school. They have done their best to prove that when it comes to using military force, neither the law nor the Constitution means a thing.

Kyle Olson | June 02, 2011

Now we know why unionists were fighting so hard for a federal “card check” law. Organizers can unionize private and public employees, forcing them to pay hundreds in union dues, before they even know anything about it.

Kyle Olson | June 02, 2011

Now we know why unionists were fighting so hard for a federal “card check” law. Organizers can unionize private and public employees, forcing them to pay hundreds in union dues, before they even know anything about it.

Larry Kudlow | June 02, 2011

If there was a serious pro-growth movement in Washington to accelerate tax-reform overhaul and pin-back regulatory barriers like the NLRB war with Boeing, the EPA war against energy, and the Obamacare threats that are too numerous to count, that just might revive the animal spirits. But what Wednesday's job data told us is that small businesses are barely hiring today, and that brand new startups are few and far between.

Pat Boone | June 02, 2011

We are invested in saving Medicare, but we understand the senior health program is shackled by skyrocketing healthcare costs and overloaded by the approximately 10,000 seniors becoming eligible for Medicare daily.

Pat Boone | June 02, 2011

We are invested in saving Medicare, but we understand the senior health program is shackled by skyrocketing healthcare costs and overloaded by the approximately 10,000 seniors becoming eligible for Medicare daily.

Bill Tatro | June 02, 2011

The devaluation of currencies, impending hyper-inflation, the lack of confidence, and escalating debt make treasuries a loser. Or so they say. So who was I to contradict these legends?

Gina Loudon | June 02, 2011

The S&P/Case Schiller Index was released this week with dramatic reports of 8 straight months of falling prices. What exactly is this index that reporters around the globe are frantically quoting?

Michael Barone | June 02, 2011

Whether you agree or disagree with Gates' decisions, it's hard not to admire his intellectual honesty and candor...which makes some observations in his valedictory speech at the American Enterprise Institute last week disturbing.

Michael Barone | June 02, 2011

Whether you agree or disagree with Gates' decisions, it's hard not to admire his intellectual honesty and candor...which makes some observations in his valedictory speech at the American Enterprise Institute last week disturbing.

Wed, Jun 01, 2011

Ann Coulter | June 01, 2011

The best Weiner can do now is try to take his utterly humiliating penis photo out of the realm of criminal law by eliding "hacked" into "pranked." Legally, it's not clear what the difference is.

Matt Towery | June 01, 2011

They've tried over and over, the media and government elites who know so much more than the rest of us. They've doggedly done their best to persuade us that, months ago, the economy already had turned the corner back to emerging prosperity.

Matt Towery | June 01, 2011

They've tried over and over, the media and government elites who know so much more than the rest of us. They've doggedly done their best to persuade us that, months ago, the economy already had turned the corner back to emerging prosperity.

Alan Sears | June 01, 2011

The general air of celebration that erupted with the news of Osama bin Laden’s death has been mitigated in many quarters by the debate over exactly how much celebration is in order.

Alan Sears | June 01, 2011

The general air of celebration that erupted with the news of Osama bin Laden’s death has been mitigated in many quarters by the debate over exactly how much celebration is in order.

Robert Knight | June 01, 2011

Well, we’re still here despite doomsday evangelist Harold Camping’s warning of the end of the world on Saturday, May 21 at 6 p.m.

Robert Knight | June 01, 2011

Well, we’re still here despite doomsday evangelist Harold Camping’s warning of the end of the world on Saturday, May 21 at 6 p.m.

Humberto Fontova | June 01, 2011

After two years of legal wrangling radio-host Michael Savage is still banned from setting foot in Britain. The original ban handed down in May 2009 was explained by former Labor Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.

Humberto Fontova | June 01, 2011

After two years of legal wrangling radio-host Michael Savage is still banned from setting foot in Britain. The original ban handed down in May 2009 was explained by former Labor Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 01, 2011

A genuine SEAL, Don Shipley, exposed Cryer as an impostor. Shipley has taken it upon himself to expose frauds and veterans who engaud their war records

Emmett Tyrrell | June 01, 2011

A genuine SEAL, Don Shipley, exposed Cryer as an impostor. Shipley has taken it upon himself to expose frauds and veterans who engaud their war records

Donald Lambro | June 01, 2011

The third year of Barack Obama's presidency is running into the same troubles he faced in his first two, undermining his prospects for a second term.

Donald Lambro | June 01, 2011

The third year of Barack Obama's presidency is running into the same troubles he faced in his first two, undermining his prospects for a second term.

Fred Wszolek | June 01, 2011

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is changing the story for America’s businesses and right-to-work states through a series of decisions that represent a new level of activism and extremism unseen in past “independent” agencies.

Fred Wszolek | June 01, 2011

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is changing the story for America’s businesses and right-to-work states through a series of decisions that represent a new level of activism and extremism unseen in past “independent” agencies.

Brett McMahon | June 01, 2011

The Obama administration has been trying to have it both ways, enabling an obscure but powerful agency to slash away at business while simultaneously claiming to have no control of the situation.

Brett McMahon | June 01, 2011

The Obama administration has been trying to have it both ways, enabling an obscure but powerful agency to slash away at business while simultaneously claiming to have no control of the situation.

Frank Gaffney | June 01, 2011

"In a series of speeches over the past few days - at Notre Dame, at the American Enterprise Institute and at the Naval Academy - the outgoing Secretary of Defense has sounded a series of warnings that the ship of state, or at least the carrier battle group that protects it, is headed for the rocks."

Jeff Jacoby | June 01, 2011

"For the better part of a week, Netanyahu and President Barack Obama engaged in a fraught pas de deux, beginning with the president's speech on Middle East policy at the State Department the day before Netanyahu arrived and culminating in the prime minister's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday."

Jeff Jacoby | June 01, 2011

"For the better part of a week, Netanyahu and President Barack Obama engaged in a fraught pas de deux, beginning with the president's speech on Middle East policy at the State Department the day before Netanyahu arrived and culminating in the prime minister's address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday."

Jeff Stier | June 01, 2011

Taxing any disfavored behavior takes us down a slippery slope leading to government intervention into every decision we make. Such a scheme could never be fair and effective.

Jeff Stier | June 01, 2011

Taxing any disfavored behavior takes us down a slippery slope leading to government intervention into every decision we make. Such a scheme could never be fair and effective.

Brian Birdnow | June 01, 2011

Last week David Brooks, the faux-conservative columnist at the New York Times penned a column extolling the British national political system. The piece, written to coincide with President Obama’s visit to Europe, praised Britain for moving to social democracy in the early Twentieth Century.

Brian Birdnow | June 01, 2011

Last week David Brooks, the faux-conservative columnist at the New York Times penned a column extolling the British national political system. The piece, written to coincide with President Obama’s visit to Europe, praised Britain for moving to social democracy in the early Twentieth Century.

Rich Galen | June 01, 2011

Sarah Palin is a great personality. She was not a good Governor of Alaska, she was not a good candidate for VP, and she will not even attempt to be a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 2012 election.

Rich Galen | June 01, 2011

Sarah Palin is a great personality. She was not a good Governor of Alaska, she was not a good candidate for VP, and she will not even attempt to be a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 2012 election.

Thomas Sowell | June 01, 2011

The only thing surprising about Barack Obama's latest blow against Israel is that there are people who are surprised.

Thomas Sowell | June 01, 2011

The only thing surprising about Barack Obama's latest blow against Israel is that there are people who are surprised.

Michelle Malkin | June 01, 2011

In the 1970s, "The Boys on the Bus" exposed how a clubby pack of male political reporters ruled the road to the White House and shaped the news. Four decades later, an outsider gal from Alaska has commandeered the 2012 media bus -- and left Beltway journalism insiders eating her dust. We've come a long way, baby.

Michelle Malkin | June 01, 2011

In the 1970s, "The Boys on the Bus" exposed how a clubby pack of male political reporters ruled the road to the White House and shaped the news. Four decades later, an outsider gal from Alaska has commandeered the 2012 media bus -- and left Beltway journalism insiders eating her dust. We've come a long way, baby.

John Stossel | June 01, 2011

The other day, I went to Times Square to ask people what government should do to help poor people. Most everyone agreed on the answer: "more social programs and a higher minimum wage."

John Stossel | June 01, 2011

The other day, I went to Times Square to ask people what government should do to help poor people. Most everyone agreed on the answer: "more social programs and a higher minimum wage."

Walter E. Williams | June 01, 2011

The latest Social Security Trustees Report tells us that the program will be insolvent by the year 2037. The combined unfunded liability of Social Security and Medicare has reached nearly $107 trillion in today's dollars. That is about seven times the size of the U.S. economy and 10 times the size of the national debt.

Walter E. Williams | June 01, 2011

The latest Social Security Trustees Report tells us that the program will be insolvent by the year 2037. The combined unfunded liability of Social Security and Medicare has reached nearly $107 trillion in today's dollars. That is about seven times the size of the U.S. economy and 10 times the size of the national debt.

Brent Bozell | June 01, 2011

One part of the liberal media's Obama re-election effort is well under way: trying to destroy the reputation of Fox News and its president, Roger Ailes.

Brent Bozell | June 01, 2011

One part of the liberal media's Obama re-election effort is well under way: trying to destroy the reputation of Fox News and its president, Roger Ailes.

Jonah Goldberg | June 01, 2011

Not that there is no racial animus against Obama. Of course there is. But is it significant?

Jonah Goldberg | June 01, 2011

Not that there is no racial animus against Obama. Of course there is. But is it significant?

John Ransom | June 01, 2011

Now that the bubble has burst, they’ve set sons against parents, rich against poor, race against race, teachers against students in the warped belief that by setting us upon one another they’ll protect their social compact-you know the one where we all get compacted together into a lump of equal size and consistency?

Tony Blankley | June 01, 2011

While Western media continue to rhapsodize about the "Arab Spring democratic revolutions" in the Middle East, it may be that the real democratic revolution is beginning to occur in the European Union and the United States.

Tony Blankley | June 01, 2011

While Western media continue to rhapsodize about the "Arab Spring democratic revolutions" in the Middle East, it may be that the real democratic revolution is beginning to occur in the European Union and the United States.

Ben Shapiro | June 01, 2011

Discrimination is not a pleasant accusation to level at anyone. In particular, conservatives have a tough time stomaching such allegations -- we tend to think that for the most part, people treat each other rationally.

Ben Shapiro | June 01, 2011

Discrimination is not a pleasant accusation to level at anyone. In particular, conservatives have a tough time stomaching such allegations -- we tend to think that for the most part, people treat each other rationally.

Terry Jeffrey | June 01, 2011

Looking back from 2,000 years in the future, were a historian to see that America had sent men to the moon in the late 1960s and early 1970s and then never sent them back again, he would justifiably conclude that this nation had peaked as an historical force in the last half of the 20th century.

Terry Jeffrey | June 01, 2011

Looking back from 2,000 years in the future, were a historian to see that America had sent men to the moon in the late 1960s and early 1970s and then never sent them back again, he would justifiably conclude that this nation had peaked as an historical force in the last half of the 20th century.

David Harsanyi | June 01, 2011

Buy American! A conventional, well-intentioned, patriotically affirming sentiment. We've heard it all our lives. But unless you crave less competition, fewer choices and higher prices, it's also a completely irrational one.

David Harsanyi | June 01, 2011

Buy American! A conventional, well-intentioned, patriotically affirming sentiment. We've heard it all our lives. But unless you crave less competition, fewer choices and higher prices, it's also a completely irrational one.

Austin Bay | June 01, 2011

Hack the United States with a crippling computer virus, and the Pentagon may respond with smart bombs and commando teams.

Austin Bay | June 01, 2011

Hack the United States with a crippling computer virus, and the Pentagon may respond with smart bombs and commando teams.

Jacob Sullum | June 01, 2011

Just before midnight last Thursday, a White House autopen signed legislation extending controversial provisions of the Patriot Act that were scheduled to expire the next day. President Obama authorized the use of a machine to produce a facsimile of his signature because he was traveling in Europe. But it was oddly appropriate, given the facsimile of congressional debate that preceded the bill's passage.

Jacob Sullum | June 01, 2011

Just before midnight last Thursday, a White House autopen signed legislation extending controversial provisions of the Patriot Act that were scheduled to expire the next day. President Obama authorized the use of a machine to produce a facsimile of his signature because he was traveling in Europe. But it was oddly appropriate, given the facsimile of congressional debate that preceded the bill's passage.

Kyle Olson | June 01, 2011

"Last week, Michigan teachers appeared at a state board of education meeting to vent their anger at a series of proposed education reforms."

Bill Murchison | June 01, 2011

The problem with getting old, the fellow told me once, is that you remember when everything was cheap. There's an offsetting advantage, though: You remember how long politics has been mendacious.

Bill Murchison | June 01, 2011

The problem with getting old, the fellow told me once, is that you remember when everything was cheap. There's an offsetting advantage, though: You remember how long politics has been mendacious.

Mike Shedlock | June 01, 2011

China flunks on at least 4 of 5 points as a reserve currency, and arguably all 5. It may be a decade before China even floats the Yuan.

Dave Ramsey | June 01, 2011

It sounds to me like you’ve had a “Dr. Phil” moment. You’ve taken a look at your situation and asked yourself how your behavior is working for you. You’re also smart enough to know that it’s not working and that you want to make a change. That’s a great place to start!

Bob Beauprez | June 01, 2011

The stated objective of the Administration according to Energy Secretary, Stephen Chu, has been "to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." Unfortunately for American families, they are well on the way.

Douglas MacKinnon | June 01, 2011

On April 25, the landscape populated by Republicans hoping to replace President Obama was dramatically reshaped when Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi took himself out of the running. On May 14, the GOP field got even smaller when former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced on his Fox News program his "spiritual" decision not to run. One week later, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels took the easy way out by deciding not to run.

Douglas MacKinnon | June 01, 2011

On April 25, the landscape populated by Republicans hoping to replace President Obama was dramatically reshaped when Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi took himself out of the running. On May 14, the GOP field got even smaller when former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced on his Fox News program his "spiritual" decision not to run. One week later, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels took the easy way out by deciding not to run.

Tue, May 31, 2011

Rachel Marsden | May 31, 2011

"Apparently there's good money to be made as a professional socialist."

Rachel Marsden | May 31, 2011

"Apparently there's good money to be made as a professional socialist."

Marvin Olasky | May 31, 2011

Some anemic academics say biblical belief has no place in the social sciences because it keeps people from open-minded analysis of data. Actually, the opposite is true: Reading the Bible often leads us to see the limitations of conventional approaches.

Marvin Olasky | May 31, 2011

Some anemic academics say biblical belief has no place in the social sciences because it keeps people from open-minded analysis of data. Actually, the opposite is true: Reading the Bible often leads us to see the limitations of conventional approaches.

Mona Charen | May 31, 2011

"The police are afraid," an Egyptian reported after witnessing 80 prisoners, some armed with machetes and guns, break out of a jail in Cairo. It was one of many such jailbreaks in the past three months.

Mona Charen | May 31, 2011

"The police are afraid," an Egyptian reported after witnessing 80 prisoners, some armed with machetes and guns, break out of a jail in Cairo. It was one of many such jailbreaks in the past three months.

Armstrong Williams | May 31, 2011

Let me tell you a quick story about one of the most marvelous and intriguing beasts in the animal kingdom. The African impala is a graceful animal yet full of raw force and power. It possesses the ability to jump 13 feet high from a standing position and as much as 30 feet out, with little more than a few gallops.

Armstrong Williams | May 31, 2011

Let me tell you a quick story about one of the most marvelous and intriguing beasts in the animal kingdom. The African impala is a graceful animal yet full of raw force and power. It possesses the ability to jump 13 feet high from a standing position and as much as 30 feet out, with little more than a few gallops.

Caroline Glick | May 31, 2011

Our World: Since his policy speech, president has taken a series of steps that only reinforce the sense that he is the most hostile US leader the Jewish state has ever faced.

Caroline Glick | May 31, 2011

Our World: Since his policy speech, president has taken a series of steps that only reinforce the sense that he is the most hostile US leader the Jewish state has ever faced.

Carrie Lukas | May 31, 2011

It's clear that the idea of civility is applied selectively. The double standard was made clear again last week when Ed Schultz called conservative radio host Laura Ingraham a "slut".

Carrie Lukas | May 31, 2011

It's clear that the idea of civility is applied selectively. The double standard was made clear again last week when Ed Schultz called conservative radio host Laura Ingraham a "slut".

Thomas Sowell | May 31, 2011

One of the painfully revealing episodes in Barack Obama's book "Dreams From My Father" describes his early experience listening to a sermon by the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

Thomas Sowell | May 31, 2011

One of the painfully revealing episodes in Barack Obama's book "Dreams From My Father" describes his early experience listening to a sermon by the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

Chuck Norris | May 31, 2011

About such patriots, Gen. George S. Patton was right: "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived."

Chuck Norris | May 31, 2011

About such patriots, Gen. George S. Patton was right: "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived."

John Hawkins | May 31, 2011

Anyone who follows politics knows that the mainstream media has two sets of rules: one set for conservatives and another set for liberals. Conservatives spend most of their time correcting smears and trying to explain to the public what they really believe. Liberals, on the other hand, can count on the press to hide their unpopular beliefs and put the best spin possible on everything they do.

John Hawkins | May 31, 2011

Anyone who follows politics knows that the mainstream media has two sets of rules: one set for conservatives and another set for liberals. Conservatives spend most of their time correcting smears and trying to explain to the public what they really believe. Liberals, on the other hand, can count on the press to hide their unpopular beliefs and put the best spin possible on everything they do.

John Ransom | May 31, 2011

Thanks to Obama’s activist government, we’ve just seen another example of how car dealers, banks, healthcare providers, insurance companies, mortgage servicers and whole host of quasi-governmental bodies can now rip off taxpayers.

Cal Thomas | May 31, 2011

Observing the start of Lord and Lady Obama's (aka president and Michelle) grand European tour and the fawning press coverage, one might conclude they were imbued with royal blood.

Cal Thomas | May 31, 2011

Observing the start of Lord and Lady Obama's (aka president and Michelle) grand European tour and the fawning press coverage, one might conclude they were imbued with royal blood.

Dennis Prager | May 31, 2011

Osama Bin Laden -- a man whose purpose in life was to inflict death and suffering on as many innocent people as possible -- was finally killed, and much of the Western world's religious and secular elite have expressed moral objections to those who celebrated this death.

Dennis Prager | May 31, 2011

Osama Bin Laden -- a man whose purpose in life was to inflict death and suffering on as many innocent people as possible -- was finally killed, and much of the Western world's religious and secular elite have expressed moral objections to those who celebrated this death.

Pat Buchanan | May 31, 2011

"We need to be honest with the president, with the Congress, with the American people" about the consequences of cutting the defense budget, said Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in his valedictory policy address to the American Enterprise Institute.

Pat Buchanan | May 31, 2011

"We need to be honest with the president, with the Congress, with the American people" about the consequences of cutting the defense budget, said Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in his valedictory policy address to the American Enterprise Institute.

Debra J. Saunders | May 31, 2011

American Taliban John Walker Lindh's father wrote a piece in the Sunday New York Times. Frank Lindh writes that his son was apprehended "unarmed and wounded."

Debra J. Saunders | May 31, 2011

American Taliban John Walker Lindh's father wrote a piece in the Sunday New York Times. Frank Lindh writes that his son was apprehended "unarmed and wounded."

Ben Shapiro | May 31, 2011

Hollywood matters. It matters because we watch Hollywood product day in and day out. Your children spend six or seven hours at school, and couple of hours with their friends, and a couple of hours with you. They spend a full three hours with the television.

Ben Shapiro | May 31, 2011

Hollywood matters. It matters because we watch Hollywood product day in and day out. Your children spend six or seven hours at school, and couple of hours with their friends, and a couple of hours with you. They spend a full three hours with the television.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 31, 2011

Elementary school curriculum isn't just about the three R's anymore. Reading, 'Riting and 'Rithmetic now have to make time for lessons in gender diversity and for nosy questionnaires that lead kids into teen sex and illegal drug usage.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 31, 2011

Elementary school curriculum isn't just about the three R's anymore. Reading, 'Riting and 'Rithmetic now have to make time for lessons in gender diversity and for nosy questionnaires that lead kids into teen sex and illegal drug usage.

Mike Shedlock | May 31, 2011

Not only did the Fed hold interest rates too low, too long, the Greenspan Fed endorsed derivatives, subprime loans, and adjustable rate mortgages. Meanwhile, Barney Frank was in the back pocket of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, so to speak.

Joel Mowbray | May 31, 2011

It has been two weeks since Arabs marched on Israel's borders on four sides, yet that media spectacle remains a potent metaphor for the mounting threats facing the tiny Jewish state, from Hezbollah taking over Lebanon to the Hamas-partnered Palestinian government attempting to circumvent peace talks by unilaterally declaring statehood at the United Nations.

Joel Mowbray | May 31, 2011

It has been two weeks since Arabs marched on Israel's borders on four sides, yet that media spectacle remains a potent metaphor for the mounting threats facing the tiny Jewish state, from Hezbollah taking over Lebanon to the Hamas-partnered Palestinian government attempting to circumvent peace talks by unilaterally declaring statehood at the United Nations.

Mon, May 30, 2011

Armstrong Williams | May 30, 2011

Lest we forget, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's wars.

Armstrong Williams | May 30, 2011

Lest we forget, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's wars.

Byron York | May 30, 2011

Passing a yearly budget for the federal government is a fundamental responsibility of Congress. But in 2010, neither the House nor the Senate did so.

Byron York | May 30, 2011

Passing a yearly budget for the federal government is a fundamental responsibility of Congress. But in 2010, neither the House nor the Senate did so.

Michael Barone | May 30, 2011

Unexpectedly! As megablogger Glenn Reynolds, aka Instapundit, has noted with amusement, the word "unexpectedly" or variants thereon keep cropping up in mainstream media stories about the economy.

Michael Barone | May 30, 2011

Unexpectedly! As megablogger Glenn Reynolds, aka Instapundit, has noted with amusement, the word "unexpectedly" or variants thereon keep cropping up in mainstream media stories about the economy.

Mike Adams | May 30, 2011

People often assume that self-described liberals are more supportive of due process than self-described conservatives. That certainly isn’t the case when we talk about the illiberal bureaucrats who run the United States Department of Education.

Star Parker | May 30, 2011

The question on the table today is whether revolutionary Tea Party sentiments that unseated 25% of the Democrats in Congress in 2010 have now vanished into a whimper.

Star Parker | May 30, 2011

The question on the table today is whether revolutionary Tea Party sentiments that unseated 25% of the Democrats in Congress in 2010 have now vanished into a whimper.

John Ransom | May 30, 2011

If John Kerry’s misshapen theme when running for president was “Reporting for Duty,” Obama’s theme as president is: “I’m AWOL: Ha. Ha. Ha. You can’t catch me.” If Kerry’s presidency was still-born, Obama’s died of crib-death.

Katie Kieffer | May 30, 2011

Peter Thiel is rocking the boat of higher education. The libertarian entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and co-founder of PayPal is sending liberal college administrators into a tizzy with his latest push to encourage young innovators to ditch college for two years and pursue entrepreneurship.

Katie Kieffer | May 30, 2011

Peter Thiel is rocking the boat of higher education. The libertarian entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and co-founder of PayPal is sending liberal college administrators into a tizzy with his latest push to encourage young innovators to ditch college for two years and pursue entrepreneurship.

Lurita Doan | May 30, 2011

For the Obama administration to claim that the Regulatory Review chicanery comprises a "defining moment" is an insult to the American taxpayer.

Bruce Bialosky | May 30, 2011

Regular readers of this column know that this is my favorite time of year. Baseball has started, tax season is over and my wife and I are traveling. This year we spent time in Italy and Istanbul.

Mike Needham | May 30, 2011

Give former Governor Tim Pawlenty credit for having picked a campaign theme that rises to the level of our nation’s challenges: A Time for Truth.

Mike Needham | May 30, 2011

Give former Governor Tim Pawlenty credit for having picked a campaign theme that rises to the level of our nation’s challenges: A Time for Truth.

Mike Shedlock | May 30, 2011

Republican candidates ought to be supporting free market, small government policies. Instead, it is very disheartening to see Romney pandering to Iowa voters on the same big government subsidy side as president Obama

Sun, May 29, 2011

Salena Zito | May 29, 2011

A little more than a week ago, Vice President Joe Biden traveled to fund-raisers in two battleground-state cities, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Neither stop included the White House press corps.

Salena Zito | May 29, 2011

A little more than a week ago, Vice President Joe Biden traveled to fund-raisers in two battleground-state cities, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Neither stop included the White House press corps.

Austin Hill | May 29, 2011

Could it be that Congressman Frank used his power and influence to extend an opportunity to his significant other, an opportunity that might not have been so easily accessible to another American?

Austin Hill | May 29, 2011

Could it be that Congressman Frank used his power and influence to extend an opportunity to his significant other, an opportunity that might not have been so easily accessible to another American?

Debra J. Saunders | May 29, 2011

The good news: Last year, California's homicide rate dropped to its lowest level since 1966. Violent crimes were down from the year before.

Debra J. Saunders | May 29, 2011

The good news: Last year, California's homicide rate dropped to its lowest level since 1966. Violent crimes were down from the year before.

Kevin McCullough | May 29, 2011

This past week the "progressive" left laid claim to the women's vote of 2012.

Steve Chapman | May 29, 2011

In his magisterial book "The Gulag Archipelago," Alexander Solzhenitsyn recited in gruesome detail the mistreatment of inmates in prison camps in the Soviet Union.

Steve Chapman | May 29, 2011

In his magisterial book "The Gulag Archipelago," Alexander Solzhenitsyn recited in gruesome detail the mistreatment of inmates in prison camps in the Soviet Union.

Brian Birdnow | May 29, 2011

Is it any wonder that no one pays attention to him or to the New York Times anymore?

Brian Birdnow | May 29, 2011

Is it any wonder that no one pays attention to him or to the New York Times anymore?

Bill Tatro | May 29, 2011

Has denial set in so deeply that if people were transported back in time to the Titanic and were told to get into the lifeboats, disaster dead ahead, they would probably respond with “Oh no, not me, I have a state room, I can’t give that up.”

Michelle Singletary | May 29, 2011

So many families have to figure out how to deal with much less. And in a recent online discussion, several readers asked for advice about their jobless situation.

Ken Connor | May 29, 2011

In a speech before a joint session of Congress this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affirmed what so many of us know to be true: Israel is the only true friend America has in the Middle East, and we should not take this friendship for granted.

Ken Connor | May 29, 2011

In a speech before a joint session of Congress this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affirmed what so many of us know to be true: Israel is the only true friend America has in the Middle East, and we should not take this friendship for granted.

Mark Baisley | May 29, 2011

That's the great thing about technology. Obselescence guarantees change, hence investment. That means that soon Barack Obama will soon be as relatable to the youth as Dick Cheney.

Ken Harney | May 29, 2011

Under a 2008 program, auditors identified 1,326 individuals who claimed more than $10 million in credits for home purchases that occurred after the claimant's recorded date of death.

Paul Jacob | May 29, 2011

In America, and now especially in the Rocky Mountain State, "who" serves "whom" has become a live political -- and legal -- issue.