Sat, Jun 11, 2011

Doug Giles | June 11, 2011

Note to rabid atheists: This column is written to the heaven bound Christian who is currently going through hell.

Katie Pavlich | June 11, 2011

Arizona is burning and the Forest Service, pressured by green environmental groups are to blame for their massive, uncontrollable devastation. The Wallow fire is a result of the U.S. Forest Service mismanagement.

Jeff Jacoby | June 11, 2011

For three years, under presidents of both parties, the federal government has pumped trillions of borrowed dollars into stimulus, bailout, and recovery spending. The results have been woeful.

Jeff Jacoby | June 11, 2011

For three years, under presidents of both parties, the federal government has pumped trillions of borrowed dollars into stimulus, bailout, and recovery spending. The results have been woeful.

Kyle Olson | June 11, 2011

Michigan Union Targets Legislator’s Business

Kyle Olson | June 11, 2011

Michigan Union Targets Legislator’s Business

Mike Shedlock | June 11, 2011

The actions in Germany by finance minister Schaeuble and the German parliament, and in Finland by the Social Democrats and the True Finns constitute an open revolt against Trichet.

Morgan Brittany | June 11, 2011

This year’s soft patch has been exaggerated by the emphasis on the auto sector in the data including ISM, other diffusion indexes, auto sales and industrial production.

Larry Kudlow | June 11, 2011

Deeper down, he’s basically saying no to the declinists and pessimists who seem to populate the economic landscape these days. Big government doesn’t work. Let’s try something different.

Fri, Jun 10, 2011

John Ransom | June 10, 2011

The violations of law and trust that are a result of the non-enforcement of immigration laws, especially as it relates to criminal illegal aliens, pales in comparison to the violations of King George III in Parliament. Across the country, states governments are shouldering the growing financial burden of keeping criminal illegal aliens in jail in the face of hostility from the executive branch of the federal government.

Caroline Glick | June 10, 2011

Last week Yale University announced its decision to close down its institute for the study of anti-Semitism.

Caroline Glick | June 10, 2011

Last week Yale University announced its decision to close down its institute for the study of anti-Semitism.

Bob Burney | June 10, 2011

For centuries, the Presbyterian Church stood on the proud heritage and legacy of men like John Knox who fearlessly and valiantly stood for the truth of scripture. Today, the modern Presbyterian Church (USA) (also “PCUSA”) bears little resemblance to its noble ancestry.

Bob Burney | June 10, 2011

For centuries, the Presbyterian Church stood on the proud heritage and legacy of men like John Knox who fearlessly and valiantly stood for the truth of scripture. Today, the modern Presbyterian Church (USA) (also “PCUSA”) bears little resemblance to its noble ancestry.

Rich Galen | June 10, 2011

There is a reason that just about every airliner looks like every other airliner. Some are larger, some smaller; some have two engines, some four, but they generally look alike.

Rich Galen | June 10, 2011

There is a reason that just about every airliner looks like every other airliner. Some are larger, some smaller; some have two engines, some four, but they generally look alike.

Michelle Malkin | June 10, 2011

President Obama campaigned this week for "new and innovative approaches" to America's economic crisis. So naturally, the futurist-in-chief filched his fresh, bold ideas straight from ... the 1930s.

Michelle Malkin | June 10, 2011

President Obama campaigned this week for "new and innovative approaches" to America's economic crisis. So naturally, the futurist-in-chief filched his fresh, bold ideas straight from ... the 1930s.

Hugh Hewitt | June 10, 2011

Two enormous stories are waiting for the MSM when it recovers from the Weiner implosion. One concerns domestic policy and the other foreign.

Hugh Hewitt | June 10, 2011

Two enormous stories are waiting for the MSM when it recovers from the Weiner implosion. One concerns domestic policy and the other foreign.

Brent Bozell | June 10, 2011

It's so ironic that in the very midst of the Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal, television's most shameless channel, MTV, is working overtime to make any notion of sexual restraint obsolete. This year's MTV Movie Awards aerobically established a new low.

Brent Bozell | June 10, 2011

It's so ironic that in the very midst of the Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal, television's most shameless channel, MTV, is working overtime to make any notion of sexual restraint obsolete. This year's MTV Movie Awards aerobically established a new low.

Jonah Goldberg | June 10, 2011

The idea behind the steady-state economy should be familiar to anyone who's heard the lament that capitalism is bad for the environment because it rapaciously consumes resources faster than they can be replaced.

Jonah Goldberg | June 10, 2011

The idea behind the steady-state economy should be familiar to anyone who's heard the lament that capitalism is bad for the environment because it rapaciously consumes resources faster than they can be replaced.

David Limbaugh | June 10, 2011

Ann Coulter's chilling two-chapter recapitulation of the French Revolution is worth well more than the price of her new book, "Demonic," but that's just a bonus.

David Limbaugh | June 10, 2011

Ann Coulter's chilling two-chapter recapitulation of the French Revolution is worth well more than the price of her new book, "Demonic," but that's just a bonus.

Mona Charen | June 10, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner has achieved something by behaving so spectacularly shamefully. Unless I miss my guess, he has revived the concept of sexual morality. Even for a jaded nation, this is one sex scandal too far. We've had it.

Mona Charen | June 10, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner has achieved something by behaving so spectacularly shamefully. Unless I miss my guess, he has revived the concept of sexual morality. Even for a jaded nation, this is one sex scandal too far. We've had it.

Oliver North | June 10, 2011

Sixty-seven years ago this week, more than 155,000 U.S., British and Canadian troops assaulted German defenses in Normandy, France, during Operation Overlord. The USS Laffey, the most decorated World War II destroyer in existence -- normally an exhibit at this magnificent museum but now undergoing repairs -- was there on D-Day.

Oliver North | June 10, 2011

Sixty-seven years ago this week, more than 155,000 U.S., British and Canadian troops assaulted German defenses in Normandy, France, during Operation Overlord. The USS Laffey, the most decorated World War II destroyer in existence -- normally an exhibit at this magnificent museum but now undergoing repairs -- was there on D-Day.

Pat Buchanan | June 10, 2011

Seventy-one years ago this spring, after the German army had broken through the French lines, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill flew to France to consult his embattled allies on how to stop the advance.

Pat Buchanan | June 10, 2011

Seventy-one years ago this spring, after the German army had broken through the French lines, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill flew to France to consult his embattled allies on how to stop the advance.

Suzanne Fields | June 10, 2011

Conservatives have a new celebrity spokesman-writer-thinker-philosopher. David Mamet, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, movie director and sometime essayist, has come out of the closet.

Suzanne Fields | June 10, 2011

Conservatives have a new celebrity spokesman-writer-thinker-philosopher. David Mamet, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, movie director and sometime essayist, has come out of the closet.

Linda Chavez | June 10, 2011

And you thought things couldn't get worse on the housing front. The U.S. housing market is in the worst shape since the Great Depression, and now the Obama administration's solution is to impose new rules that would banish 60 percent of current homebuyers from the market.

Linda Chavez | June 10, 2011

And you thought things couldn't get worse on the housing front. The U.S. housing market is in the worst shape since the Great Depression, and now the Obama administration's solution is to impose new rules that would banish 60 percent of current homebuyers from the market.

Donald Lambro | June 10, 2011

President Obama broke his silence this week on the precipitous decline in job creation, saying he's not happy with the unemployment rate, and, by the way, the economy's troubles began in George W. Bush's administration.

Donald Lambro | June 10, 2011

President Obama broke his silence this week on the precipitous decline in job creation, saying he's not happy with the unemployment rate, and, by the way, the economy's troubles began in George W. Bush's administration.

Kyle Olson | June 10, 2011

I was seeing red this morning when I read this first-person account of 3rd grade socialist indoctrination in Milwaukee Public Schools.

Paul Gregory | June 10, 2011

I thought that our esteemed and informed intelligentsia would be aware of the 1972 Club of Rome “Limits to Growth” debacle and Julian Simon’s winning bet with Paul Ehrlich in 1990.

Vincent Vernuccio | June 10, 2011

On April 20, the NLRB claimed that Boeing had violated federal labor law by building the Dreamliner in South Carolina, which is a right-to-work state, instead of at its facility in Washington State, which is not.

Vincent Vernuccio | June 10, 2011

On April 20, the NLRB claimed that Boeing had violated federal labor law by building the Dreamliner in South Carolina, which is a right-to-work state, instead of at its facility in Washington State, which is not.

Mike Shedlock | June 10, 2011

To suggest there is "No Downside" is a bit inaccurate. A better way of phrasing the setup is there is "no NET downside" to not increasing the ceiling without significant budget cuts.

Daniel Forrester | June 10, 2011

At what point does the cost to acquire a college degree exceed its benefits? Can business acumen be sculpted in young minds through immersive experiences outside of formal classroom settings?

If played correctly, short sale set-up POD formations can offer some of the most rewarding downside short-sale plays, but timing is critical.

Thu, Jun 09, 2011

Michael Gerson | June 09, 2011

Setting aside the complexities of Trinitarian theology, it is enough to say that an iota's difference sundered Christendom. "Everywhere," St. Gregory of Nyssa later recounted, "in the public squares, at crossroads, on the streets and lanes, people would stop you and discourse at random about the Trinity.

Michael Gerson | June 09, 2011

Setting aside the complexities of Trinitarian theology, it is enough to say that an iota's difference sundered Christendom. "Everywhere," St. Gregory of Nyssa later recounted, "in the public squares, at crossroads, on the streets and lanes, people would stop you and discourse at random about the Trinity.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | June 09, 2011

This past year we enjoyed the short lived FOX police drama, Chicago Code. However, we didn't expect to watch its sequel as a reality horror show on the nightly news.

Janet M. LaRue | June 09, 2011

After 10 days of playing the victim of computer hacking, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-New York) admitted Monday that he lied about sending lewd photos of himself to women he met online.

Diana West | June 09, 2011

My best guess is the sun is hot. I feel its heat. I see by its light. I understand its role in the growth of crops and other living things.

Diana West | June 09, 2011

My best guess is the sun is hot. I feel its heat. I see by its light. I understand its role in the growth of crops and other living things.

Sandy Rios | June 09, 2011

Why are leaders of both parties working at cross-purposes on this devastating Patent Reform Bill?

Joel Mowbray | June 09, 2011

For the first time in a generation, Egypt is in strategic play. It could either stay a U.S. strategic partner and maintain peace with Israel, or it could join an Islamist axis with Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Armstrong Williams | June 09, 2011

If you ever needed a reason for why news magazines are starving for attention and consumer dollars, just stroll down the aisle of your favorite supermarket and you can judge this industry by its cover(s) alone.

Cliff May | June 09, 2011

It should, by now, be apparent that both Hamas and Fatah are pursuing the dream not of a Palestinian state that would take its place next to Israel but of a Palestinian state that would replace Israel.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 09, 2011

Maybe it's because I'm in my mid-40s and part of what a friend from college calls the sandwich generation, helping out with both our children and our parents, but I am once again thinking through what it means to succeed or, in the language of sports and politics, what it means to win.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 09, 2011

Maybe it's because I'm in my mid-40s and part of what a friend from college calls the sandwich generation, helping out with both our children and our parents, but I am once again thinking through what it means to succeed or, in the language of sports and politics, what it means to win.

Michael Barone | June 09, 2011

In contrast to the marginal effects of much ballyhooed public policies, there has been a huge breakthrough in energy production in the past couple of years.

Larry Elder | June 09, 2011

The real story here is the initial refusal of the so-called traditional media to take Weinergate seriously. Certainly the story contains juicy, hot-button interest points -- power, politics, a big-name principal married to a top aide of a powerful Cabinet member, the allegation of an online criminal hacking of the Twitter account of a congressman. Potent page one, above-the-fold stuff, right?

Jonah Goldberg | June 09, 2011

Washington is suddenly embroiled in one of its most time-honored traditions, a debate about the constitutionality of the War Powers Resolution, specifically how it should be applied to our efforts in Libya.

John Ransom | June 09, 2011

It’s not a lack of public-private partnerships that have created the awful jobs environment. It’s not that our kids are graduating without the basic skills to get jobs. Nope. The problem is that you want jobs "today."

Cal Thomas | June 09, 2011

Despite the posturing of some Republicans, no one should claim he (or she) would not do the same thing, or something worse, given similar circumstances and opportunity. Weiner's "crime" is that he is a sinner like the rest of us.

Cal Thomas | June 09, 2011

Despite the posturing of some Republicans, no one should claim he (or she) would not do the same thing, or something worse, given similar circumstances and opportunity. Weiner's "crime" is that he is a sinner like the rest of us.

Rachel Alexander | June 09, 2011

Once upon a time opposition to illegal immigration was championed by a few special interest groups and outspoken leaders like Tom Tancredo and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Not so anymore.

Debra J. Saunders | June 09, 2011

An arrogant politician -- be it Weiner or Republican Newt Gingrich -- might survive lying to the public and humiliating his wife, but unless he is president, he cannot survive doing this much damage to his own party.

Debra J. Saunders | June 09, 2011

An arrogant politician -- be it Weiner or Republican Newt Gingrich -- might survive lying to the public and humiliating his wife, but unless he is president, he cannot survive doing this much damage to his own party.

Kyle Olson | June 09, 2011

Today, teachers unions have grabbed their own human shields. They are using children in an attempt to stifle reform and preserve their pay and benefits.

Kyle Olson | June 09, 2011

Today, teachers unions have grabbed their own human shields. They are using children in an attempt to stifle reform and preserve their pay and benefits.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 09, 2011

They call it BCS, Bill Clinton syndrome, and it has broken out anew in New York and here in Washington, where it was first discovered.

Steve Chapman | June 09, 2011

John Edwards is a vain, lying scum who cheated on his wife while she was dying of cancer. But one thing far worse than his contemptible conduct is the government's effort to put him in jail for it.

Steve Chapman | June 09, 2011

John Edwards is a vain, lying scum who cheated on his wife while she was dying of cancer. But one thing far worse than his contemptible conduct is the government's effort to put him in jail for it.

Bill Tatro | June 09, 2011

Pavlovian investors are trained to accept periodic downturns with the certain knowledge that is the price one pays for future gains. Each time these so-called corrections occurred, investors are urged to stay the course, ride it out, and maybe even average down.

Gina Loudon | June 09, 2011

It’s estimated that 3.4 millions housing units will be needed once the economy recovers in order to meet this pent-up housing demand, according to a research report released by John Burns Real Estate Consulting Group.

Wed, Jun 08, 2011

Ann Coulter | June 08, 2011

The mob attributes of liberals we will review this week are a crowd's inability to perceive contradictions and its tendency to form an infatuation for an individual.

Ann Coulter | June 08, 2011

The mob attributes of liberals we will review this week are a crowd's inability to perceive contradictions and its tendency to form an infatuation for an individual.

Ed Feulner | June 08, 2011

Can the federal government’s spending spree last forever? Of course not. Even when economic growth is strong (hardly the case now, of course), it’s foolish to keep spending more than we take in.

Ed Feulner | June 08, 2011

Can the federal government’s spending spree last forever? Of course not. Even when economic growth is strong (hardly the case now, of course), it’s foolish to keep spending more than we take in.

Brad O'Leary | June 08, 2011

President Obama and Democrats in congress are once again trying to sell America on tax increases. All of our problems will be solved if the “rich” would just pay more in taxes. We’ve been down this road before with disastrous results.

Brad O'Leary | June 08, 2011

President Obama and Democrats in congress are once again trying to sell America on tax increases. All of our problems will be solved if the “rich” would just pay more in taxes. We’ve been down this road before with disastrous results.

Michael Reagan | June 08, 2011

Go home, Rep. Weiner, and contemplate your offense against decency and the people you are obliged to represent.

Michael Reagan | June 08, 2011

Go home, Rep. Weiner, and contemplate your offense against decency and the people you are obliged to represent.

Ben Shapiro | June 08, 2011

This week has been a shocking one for Hollywood. Shortly after releasing my syndicated column last week, I handed The Hollywood Reporter a bevy of tapes showing tremendous liberal bias in the entertainment industry -- and a tape of one top Hollywood creator, Vin Di Bona ("America's Funniest Home Videos" and "MacGyver"), celebrating anti-conservative discrimination in Hollywood.

Ben Shapiro | June 08, 2011

This week has been a shocking one for Hollywood. Shortly after releasing my syndicated column last week, I handed The Hollywood Reporter a bevy of tapes showing tremendous liberal bias in the entertainment industry -- and a tape of one top Hollywood creator, Vin Di Bona ("America's Funniest Home Videos" and "MacGyver"), celebrating anti-conservative discrimination in Hollywood.

Paul Greenberg | June 08, 2011

What's to be done with the strange story, tabloid saga, curious case and general embarrassment that is The Honorable -- how ludicrous that title now sounds -- Anthony Weiner, congressman from New York's Ninth District and national object of derision?

Paul Greenberg | June 08, 2011

What's to be done with the strange story, tabloid saga, curious case and general embarrassment that is The Honorable -- how ludicrous that title now sounds -- Anthony Weiner, congressman from New York's Ninth District and national object of derision?

Ashley Herzog | June 08, 2011

Whatever the outcome of “Weinergate,” I blame the women.

Ashley Herzog | June 08, 2011

Whatever the outcome of “Weinergate,” I blame the women.

Victor Davis Hanson | June 08, 2011

"If dispirited Europeans are conceding that something is terribly wrong with their half-century-long experiment with socialism, unassimilated immigrants, cultural apologies, defense cuts and post-nationalism, why in the world is the Obama administration intent on adopting what Europeans are rejecting?"

Victor Davis Hanson | June 08, 2011

"If dispirited Europeans are conceding that something is terribly wrong with their half-century-long experiment with socialism, unassimilated immigrants, cultural apologies, defense cuts and post-nationalism, why in the world is the Obama administration intent on adopting what Europeans are rejecting?"

Humberto Fontova | June 08, 2011

“I don’t know? Does Cuba have a government-run health-care system?” Imagine a secret tweet by Sarah Palin disclosing such ignorance.

Humberto Fontova | June 08, 2011

“I don’t know? Does Cuba have a government-run health-care system?” Imagine a secret tweet by Sarah Palin disclosing such ignorance.

Michelle Malkin | June 08, 2011

Official motto of the White House economic team: Those who can, do. Those who can't, fantasize in the classroom, fail in Washington and then return to the Ivy Tower to train the next generation of egghead economic saboteurs. Life is good for left-wing academics. Everyone else pays dearly.

Michelle Malkin | June 08, 2011

Official motto of the White House economic team: Those who can, do. Those who can't, fantasize in the classroom, fail in Washington and then return to the Ivy Tower to train the next generation of egghead economic saboteurs. Life is good for left-wing academics. Everyone else pays dearly.

John Stossel | June 08, 2011

Politicians care about poor people. I know because they always say that. But then why do they make it so hard for the poor to escape poverty?

John Stossel | June 08, 2011

Politicians care about poor people. I know because they always say that. But then why do they make it so hard for the poor to escape poverty?

Walter E. Williams | June 08, 2011

There are a lot of things, large and small, that irk me. One of them is our tendency to evaluate a presidential candidate based on his intelligence or academic credentials.

Brent Bozell | June 08, 2011

Remember Weiner when liberal journalists roll their eyes at the stupidity of conservatives. Weiner's social-media sex scandal was underplayed by the national media precisely because they thought their ultraliberal star was far too smart to commit these stupid sex pranks with women he barely knew on the Internet.

Brent Bozell | June 08, 2011

Remember Weiner when liberal journalists roll their eyes at the stupidity of conservatives. Weiner's social-media sex scandal was underplayed by the national media precisely because they thought their ultraliberal star was far too smart to commit these stupid sex pranks with women he barely knew on the Internet.

Jonah Goldberg | June 08, 2011

The unemployment rate then was 9.5 percent. It's now 9.1 percent, well above the 8 percent cap that the administration advisors projected under the stimulus bill.

John Ransom | June 08, 2011

“I’m willing to tell Americans the hard truth,” says Pawlenty. “And I believe Americans are ready to hear it. But the truth about our economy isn’t hard at all. Markets work. Barack Obama’s central planning doesn’t."

Tony Blankley | June 08, 2011

I had the honor of speaking last weekend at the Faith and Freedom Conference, at which most of the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination were the star attractions. The conference, led by Ralph Reed, brought together the nation's leading (what is called) social conservatives.

Tony Blankley | June 08, 2011

I had the honor of speaking last weekend at the Faith and Freedom Conference, at which most of the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination were the star attractions. The conference, led by Ralph Reed, brought together the nation's leading (what is called) social conservatives.

Michael Medved | June 08, 2011

When a journalist makes a concerted attempt to edit provocative comments out of the public record, it’s usually an indication that the remarks in question count as uncomfortably revealing.

Michael Medved | June 08, 2011

When a journalist makes a concerted attempt to edit provocative comments out of the public record, it’s usually an indication that the remarks in question count as uncomfortably revealing.

Terry Jeffrey | June 08, 2011

When Elena Kagan became solicitor general of the United States in March 2009, she applied a high standard in recusing herself from her job as the administration's top advocate in federal court disputes. This standard was exemplified by the case of Horne v. Flores.

Terry Jeffrey | June 08, 2011

When Elena Kagan became solicitor general of the United States in March 2009, she applied a high standard in recusing herself from her job as the administration's top advocate in federal court disputes. This standard was exemplified by the case of Horne v. Flores.

David Harsanyi | June 08, 2011

Democrats will often get irritable when some clingy philistine refers to Obamacare as "socialized medicine." It's simply not a precise phrase for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In any event, it's not socialized yet, you ignoramuses! Progress doesn't happen overnight.

David Harsanyi | June 08, 2011

Democrats will often get irritable when some clingy philistine refers to Obamacare as "socialized medicine." It's simply not a precise phrase for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In any event, it's not socialized yet, you ignoramuses! Progress doesn't happen overnight.

Austin Bay | June 08, 2011

2011's Arab Spring is an astonishing moment. Yes, somewhere on the calendar of the next decade's history a fall of lowered expectations will occur and a winter of cold disappointment -- but the hopes and passions powering it will not disappear.

Austin Bay | June 08, 2011

2011's Arab Spring is an astonishing moment. Yes, somewhere on the calendar of the next decade's history a fall of lowered expectations will occur and a winter of cold disappointment -- but the hopes and passions powering it will not disappear.

Matt Towery | June 08, 2011

Since I wrote in my column last week about the coming economic slowdown, things have only gotten worse. Now the stock market is stalling out, the Federal Reserve is sending out gloomy predictions concerning future economic growth, and Congress has yet to address the issue of the debt ceiling.

Matt Towery | June 08, 2011

Since I wrote in my column last week about the coming economic slowdown, things have only gotten worse. Now the stock market is stalling out, the Federal Reserve is sending out gloomy predictions concerning future economic growth, and Congress has yet to address the issue of the debt ceiling.

Ryan James Girdusky | June 08, 2011

Americans have become disenchanted with the economic stagnation; headlines reading “a new low”, has been applied to the economy more than to Congressman Anthony Weiner.

Ryan James Girdusky | June 08, 2011

Americans have become disenchanted with the economic stagnation; headlines reading “a new low”, has been applied to the economy more than to Congressman Anthony Weiner.

Rich Galen | June 08, 2011

While the rest of America was watching Anthony Weiner sorta, kinda accept responsibility for the fact that he had lied to himself (among others), the Washington Post's Godfather of Political Reporting, Dan Balz, was poring over the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll which made Weiner's mea culpa seem like good news.

Rich Galen | June 08, 2011

While the rest of America was watching Anthony Weiner sorta, kinda accept responsibility for the fact that he had lied to himself (among others), the Washington Post's Godfather of Political Reporting, Dan Balz, was poring over the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll which made Weiner's mea culpa seem like good news.

Kyle Olson | June 08, 2011

Public sector unions moved rapidly this year to teach Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a lesson for his “attack” on collective bargaining.

Maggie Gallagher | June 08, 2011

Anthony Weiner's escapades infuse a whole new meaning into one of my favorite words from the movie "Bambi": Twitterpated.

Maggie Gallagher | June 08, 2011

Anthony Weiner's escapades infuse a whole new meaning into one of my favorite words from the movie "Bambi": Twitterpated.

Jacob Sullum | June 08, 2011

In both cases, death was a favor that Kevorkian, who proudly eschewed payment for his services, dispensed to people who convinced him they had good reasons for wanting to die.

Jacob Sullum | June 08, 2011

In both cases, death was a favor that Kevorkian, who proudly eschewed payment for his services, dispensed to people who convinced him they had good reasons for wanting to die.

There is a difference between taking a stock tip that has no inherent or proven logic behind the tip compared to acting on stock suggestions based on stock market trading strategies that have proven themselves over many market cycles.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | June 08, 2011

Dear Carrie: I just graduated with a business degree and was lucky to find a job in Los Angeles. I'm excited, but a bit worried, too, because the job doesn't pay that much and I know it costs a lot to live in LA.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | June 08, 2011

Dear Carrie: I just graduated with a business degree and was lucky to find a job in Los Angeles. I'm excited, but a bit worried, too, because the job doesn't pay that much and I know it costs a lot to live in LA.

George Friedman | June 08, 2011

Last week we discussed Israeli strategy. This week I want us to consider Palestinian strategy and to try to understand how the Palestinians will respond to the current situation.

Mike Shedlock | June 08, 2011

Bank stocks have been in the gutter because of mark-to-fantasy accounting. No one believes asset valuations, and no one believes results of existing stress tests.

Tue, Jun 07, 2011

Donald Lambro | June 07, 2011

President Obama went to Toledo, Ohio, last Friday to boast about his "economic recovery," but didn't say a word about that morning's grim unemployment report showing only 54,000 jobs created in May.

Donald Lambro | June 07, 2011

President Obama went to Toledo, Ohio, last Friday to boast about his "economic recovery," but didn't say a word about that morning's grim unemployment report showing only 54,000 jobs created in May.

Tim Huelskamp | June 07, 2011

In keeping with its commitment to putting special interests ahead of the best interest of the country, the Obama Administration has decided this time that federal land designations matter more than securing the southern border.

Frank Gaffney | June 07, 2011

How’s this for a wake-up call: America’s most cherished civil liberties and the Constitution that enshrines them are actually enabling Muslim Brotherhood operatives and other Islamists who have the declared mission of destroying our freedoms and government “from within…by [our] hands.”

Frank Gaffney | June 07, 2011

How’s this for a wake-up call: America’s most cherished civil liberties and the Constitution that enshrines them are actually enabling Muslim Brotherhood operatives and other Islamists who have the declared mission of destroying our freedoms and government “from within…by [our] hands.”

Rachel Marsden | June 07, 2011

"Even the most hardcore anti-subversion attempts related to citizenship are silly, since someone can renounce their citizenship of origin as needed, then reapply for it later. None of this posturing amounts to a solution."

Rachel Marsden | June 07, 2011

"Even the most hardcore anti-subversion attempts related to citizenship are silly, since someone can renounce their citizenship of origin as needed, then reapply for it later. None of this posturing amounts to a solution."

Robert Knight | June 07, 2011

Not since Barry Goldwater was smeared in 1964 with the famous "little girl with daisy and mushroom cloud" TV ad has there been such bald-faced character assassination.

Robert Knight | June 07, 2011

Not since Barry Goldwater was smeared in 1964 with the famous "little girl with daisy and mushroom cloud" TV ad has there been such bald-faced character assassination.

John Hawkins | June 07, 2011

Responsibilities are the flip side of rights. But if you ask people what their responsibilities as Americans are, you'll usually get vacant expressions and maybe a mumbled statement about jury duty or paying taxes.

John Hawkins | June 07, 2011

Responsibilities are the flip side of rights. But if you ask people what their responsibilities as Americans are, you'll usually get vacant expressions and maybe a mumbled statement about jury duty or paying taxes.

John Ransom | June 07, 2011

In the clearest sign that the administration's economic policies have failed, the White House announced Monday night that Austan Goolsbee, Obama's economic recovery guru, is leaving the administration for a teaching job the University of Chicago says the LATimes.

Thomas Sowell | June 07, 2011

Two unrelated news stories on the same day show the contrast between government decisions and private decisions.

Thomas Sowell | June 07, 2011

Two unrelated news stories on the same day show the contrast between government decisions and private decisions.

Chuck Norris | June 07, 2011

In the classic movie "The Great Escape," a cluster of Hollywood manly men from yesteryear (including my friend Steve McQueen) played Allied POWs who escape from a German camp during World War II.

Chuck Norris | June 07, 2011

In the classic movie "The Great Escape," a cluster of Hollywood manly men from yesteryear (including my friend Steve McQueen) played Allied POWs who escape from a German camp during World War II.

David Limbaugh | June 07, 2011

The liberal media's most recent effort to turn Sarah Palin into a dolt over her version of Paul Revere, on which historians are now defending her, has prompted me to share with you some confusing points of European history.

David Limbaugh | June 07, 2011

The liberal media's most recent effort to turn Sarah Palin into a dolt over her version of Paul Revere, on which historians are now defending her, has prompted me to share with you some confusing points of European history.

Mona Charen | June 07, 2011

The Washington Post has issued a post-mortem on the career of John Edwards ("American Dream is Irrevocably Undone") and finds tragedy and pathos. "The man born Johnny Reid Edwards had it. Great gobs of potential." He might have been, the Post laments, "a great husband, could have been an enduring statesman ... president."

Mona Charen | June 07, 2011

The Washington Post has issued a post-mortem on the career of John Edwards ("American Dream is Irrevocably Undone") and finds tragedy and pathos. "The man born Johnny Reid Edwards had it. Great gobs of potential." He might have been, the Post laments, "a great husband, could have been an enduring statesman ... president."

Dennis Prager | June 07, 2011

It is hard to imagine a more demeaning statement about black America than labeling demands that all voters show a photo ID anti-black.

Dennis Prager | June 07, 2011

It is hard to imagine a more demeaning statement about black America than labeling demands that all voters show a photo ID anti-black.

Debra J. Saunders | June 07, 2011

As a U.S. senator, John Edwards, a staunch defender of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill, decried "a system in which huge amounts of money (continue to) flow unregulated into the campaign process and ordinary people feel as if their vote makes no difference anymore."

Debra J. Saunders | June 07, 2011

As a U.S. senator, John Edwards, a staunch defender of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill, decried "a system in which huge amounts of money (continue to) flow unregulated into the campaign process and ordinary people feel as if their vote makes no difference anymore."

Phyllis Schlafly | June 07, 2011

Alabama has suddenly become the leader in comprehensive immigration reform, passing up Arizona, whose laws have had so much news coverage.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 07, 2011

Alabama has suddenly become the leader in comprehensive immigration reform, passing up Arizona, whose laws have had so much news coverage.

Bill Murchison | June 07, 2011

Fearful of waiting too long for government to lead the struggle, and it is one, for education excellence, American business is taking a hand.

Bill Murchison | June 07, 2011

Fearful of waiting too long for government to lead the struggle, and it is one, for education excellence, American business is taking a hand.

Alex Cortes | June 07, 2011

Youth have the greatest stake in the current Medicare reform debate; for we will have to live with whatever results from it for the longest period of time. Tragically, Medicare is set to be bankrupt in 2024 and only the House Republicans have presented a plan that restore’ the program’s solvency, leaving youth asking: President Obama, Where’s YOUR Plan?

Alex Cortes | June 07, 2011

Youth have the greatest stake in the current Medicare reform debate; for we will have to live with whatever results from it for the longest period of time. Tragically, Medicare is set to be bankrupt in 2024 and only the House Republicans have presented a plan that restore’ the program’s solvency, leaving youth asking: President Obama, Where’s YOUR Plan?

Armstrong Williams | June 07, 2011

The recent Supreme Court Ruling in Chamber of Commerce vs. Whiting highlights a fundamental and before now underappreciated factor in the immigration debate: immigrants come here illegally because they know that U.S. companies will hire them.

Armstrong Williams | June 07, 2011

The recent Supreme Court Ruling in Chamber of Commerce vs. Whiting highlights a fundamental and before now underappreciated factor in the immigration debate: immigrants come here illegally because they know that U.S. companies will hire them.

Mike Shedlock | June 07, 2011

Recall that Treasury Secretary Paulson's failed policy was based on the construct that size matters. The EU's silly attempt of talking down problems in Greece was based on the same principle.

Nicole Neily | June 07, 2011

"Last year’s monstrous Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill contained a number of awful little programs – one of which was the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the brainchild of Elizabeth Warren..."

Nicole Neily | June 07, 2011

"Last year’s monstrous Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill contained a number of awful little programs – one of which was the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the brainchild of Elizabeth Warren..."

Cliff Ennico | June 07, 2011

Here are six sneaky, stealthy ways that some state and local governments are raising taxes on small business in ways they hope won't generate lots of adverse press coverage.

Dave Ramsey | June 07, 2011

I don’t blame you for having your momma bear claws out, because these feelings probably come from a desire to protect your kids. But if your husband is a good guy and is willing to raise and treat these kids like they are his own, then the money should go into the pile.

Pat Buchanan | June 07, 2011

Insiders attribute Palin's shift from the neocon party line to the departure from her staff of Randy Scheunemann and Michael Goldfarb, and their replacement by Libya war skeptic Peter Schweizer.

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Michael Gerson | June 06, 2011

Jon Huntsman's staff believes his comparative advantage is "retail politics." Huntsman is beginning a two-day, 11-stop tour of New Hampshire's North Country.

Michael Gerson | June 06, 2011

Jon Huntsman's staff believes his comparative advantage is "retail politics." Huntsman is beginning a two-day, 11-stop tour of New Hampshire's North Country.

Paul Greenberg | June 06, 2011

This much is common knowledge: both these automakers, whatever their size and connections and importance, all of which are considerable, richly deserved to fail.

Paul Greenberg | June 06, 2011

This much is common knowledge: both these automakers, whatever their size and connections and importance, all of which are considerable, richly deserved to fail.

Jeff Jacoby | June 06, 2011

Syria, a human-rights hellhole where more than 1,000 protesters have been murdered in recent weeks, is among the "Worst of the Worst" -- the 17 countries identified by Freedom House as the most repressive societies on earth.

Douglas MacKinnon | June 06, 2011

Obama got the votes of 80% or more of "journalists" covering the 2008 election. That in and of itself should be news, but is not. Instead, it's just one of many red flags waved in the face of Republicans, conservatives and those who believe in traditional values who in turn, dismiss this reality with a shrug of their shoulders while saying, "That's the way it is. That's the status quo."

Douglas MacKinnon | June 06, 2011

Obama got the votes of 80% or more of "journalists" covering the 2008 election. That in and of itself should be news, but is not. Instead, it's just one of many red flags waved in the face of Republicans, conservatives and those who believe in traditional values who in turn, dismiss this reality with a shrug of their shoulders while saying, "That's the way it is. That's the status quo."

Sandeep Rao | June 06, 2011

Federal numbers indicate the toll of mental illness on returning soldiers and veterans through suicide over the past two years has begun to exceed combat casualties during the same period of time.

Sandeep Rao | June 06, 2011

Federal numbers indicate the toll of mental illness on returning soldiers and veterans through suicide over the past two years has begun to exceed combat casualties during the same period of time.

Rich Galen | June 06, 2011

The E. Coli outbreak in Europe now appears to have been caused by bean sprouts. If the strain weren't so deadly (as of last night it has killed 22 people and sickened at least 2,100 including more than 600 in intensive care), it would be amusing.

Rich Galen | June 06, 2011

The E. Coli outbreak in Europe now appears to have been caused by bean sprouts. If the strain weren't so deadly (as of last night it has killed 22 people and sickened at least 2,100 including more than 600 in intensive care), it would be amusing.

Willie Soon | June 06, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued 946 pages of new rules, requiring that U.S. power plants sharply reduce (already low) emissions of mercury and 83 other air pollutants.

Elisabeth Meinecke | June 06, 2011

New Sarah Palin documentary "The Undefeated" impressively details the popular Republican's time as governor in Alaska, including a lot that even liberals can find to admire.

John Ransom | June 06, 2011

As David Hackett Fischer observed in his excellent 1995 book Paul Revere’s Ride, “The only creature less fashionable in academe than the stereotypical ‘dead white male,’ is the dead white male on horseback.” You can now add Sarah Palin.

Michael Barone | June 06, 2011

Last week, I noted that various forms of the word "unexpected" almost inevitably appeared in news stories about unfavorable economic developments.

Michael Barone | June 06, 2011

Last week, I noted that various forms of the word "unexpected" almost inevitably appeared in news stories about unfavorable economic developments.

Star Parker | June 06, 2011

As the season of presidential politics 2012 unfolds, I’m struck by similarities between today and the tumultuous period in our history that led up to the election of Abraham Lincoln and then on to the Civil War.

Katie Kieffer | June 06, 2011

Reporting scandal may be justifiable if public figures are criminals in addition to sinners. But, shouldn't "objective journalism" have some standards for reporting gossip?

Katie Kieffer | June 06, 2011

Reporting scandal may be justifiable if public figures are criminals in addition to sinners. But, shouldn't "objective journalism" have some standards for reporting gossip?

Lurita Doan | June 06, 2011

Young Americans graduating from colleges across the United States are facing limited job prospects, high debt and the likely necessity of returning home to live with parents in order to survive, a bitter harvest from the Obama Economy.

Lurita Doan | June 06, 2011

Young Americans graduating from colleges across the United States are facing limited job prospects, high debt and the likely necessity of returning home to live with parents in order to survive, a bitter harvest from the Obama Economy.

Terry Paulson | June 06, 2011

The upcoming election may become less about candidates and more about whether enough voters believe America faces a looming collapse that must be addressed now.

Terry Paulson | June 06, 2011

The upcoming election may become less about candidates and more about whether enough voters believe America faces a looming collapse that must be addressed now.

Bruce Bialosky | June 06, 2011

I’ve been active in national politics since Ronald Reagan’s great victory in 1980, and I can honestly say that I’ve never seen the TV pundits display the level of insanity and stupidity that we see today. Regrettably, this sentiment applies to the press on both sides of the political aisle.

Mike Needham | June 06, 2011

Whether they're talking about Obamacare, reining in regulation or overhauling our tax code, it's clear they get it on the big issues. However, when called upon to play small ball, many seem to leave their conservative credentials on the bench.

Mike Needham | June 06, 2011

Whether they're talking about Obamacare, reining in regulation or overhauling our tax code, it's clear they get it on the big issues. However, when called upon to play small ball, many seem to leave their conservative credentials on the bench.

Kyle Olson | June 06, 2011

To fix public schools, you have to control public schools. And there’s little control when teachers unions, with their self-serving agendas, question every cost-cutting proposal and reform on the table.

Bill Tatro | June 06, 2011

Much to my surprise, I found myself glued to a recent interview with the maestro, Alan Greenspan, on none other than CNBC. Shockingly, I found an ally regarding my economic thesis and approach to the financial markets.

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Paul Jacob | June 05, 2011

As Americans continue to weather the ongoing recession, we look less and less to Washington to fix the economy.

Derek Hunter | June 05, 2011

You’ve undoubtedly seen the big news from this week, but here are a few things you might have missed.

John Ransom | June 05, 2011

This week's comments cover Obama's re-election strategy, the faux outrage police, faux conservatives, and Dolts of the Chevy or Clash line.

Salena Zito | June 05, 2011

In a valley that curves along the Allegheny River is a tract of land built on opportunity, greed, and the bureaucratic nightmare of being one city in two nations.

Salena Zito | June 05, 2011

In a valley that curves along the Allegheny River is a tract of land built on opportunity, greed, and the bureaucratic nightmare of being one city in two nations.

Austin Hill | June 05, 2011

The United States is ordered by a “government of the people, by the people, for the people…” But in modern-day California, it’s not so obvious any longer which “people” the government is allegedly serving.

Austin Hill | June 05, 2011

The United States is ordered by a “government of the people, by the people, for the people…” But in modern-day California, it’s not so obvious any longer which “people” the government is allegedly serving.

Debra J. Saunders | June 05, 2011

On Sept. 11, 2001, when two planes plunged into the World Trade Center, Americans watched in awe as New York firefighters, police and paramedics rushed to the scene at risk to their own lives. Some 343 firefighters and paramedics and 60 police officers paid the ultimate price in their desperate rush to save other lives.

Debra J. Saunders | June 05, 2011

On Sept. 11, 2001, when two planes plunged into the World Trade Center, Americans watched in awe as New York firefighters, police and paramedics rushed to the scene at risk to their own lives. Some 343 firefighters and paramedics and 60 police officers paid the ultimate price in their desperate rush to save other lives.

Steve Chapman | June 05, 2011

Illinois is on the verge of a major gambling expansion, and citizens are being pelted with competing claims. The advocates envision a gusher of jobs and tax revenues.

Steve Chapman | June 05, 2011

Illinois is on the verge of a major gambling expansion, and citizens are being pelted with competing claims. The advocates envision a gusher of jobs and tax revenues.

Mike Shedlock | June 05, 2011

When the bank did not pay the couple, they foreclosed on Bank of America. A Judge authorized a deputy to seize desks, copiers, and computers that could be sold to pay the expenses.

Mark Baisley | June 05, 2011

The commercial interests for a human presence in space will create the kind of market need that can only be met by the kind of extraordinary innovation that Americans are famous for. I predict that the baton will naturally be passed from the government-operated NASA to private firms who will find resourceful ways to meet the demand.

Ken Connor | June 05, 2011

Those who have removed themselves from the running should comport themselves with restraint so that those remaining in the fray have a fair chance to make their case for candidacy.

Ken Connor | June 05, 2011

Those who have removed themselves from the running should comport themselves with restraint so that those remaining in the fray have a fair chance to make their case for candidacy.