Sat, Jun 25, 2011

John Ransom | June 25, 2011

Soon Obama will asking the country for more shared sacrifice, in a parody of Churchillian prose, by telling us that he can only offer us “blood, sweat, tears and oil.” Our blood, our sweat, our tears, and Saudi, Brazilian and Canadian oil.

Paul Driessen | June 25, 2011

Not only are EPA's mercury claims fraudulent. They are scaring people away from eating fish, which are rich in essential fatty acids. In other words, EPA is actively harming people's nutrition and health.

Paul Driessen | June 25, 2011

Not only are EPA's mercury claims fraudulent. They are scaring people away from eating fish, which are rich in essential fatty acids. In other words, EPA is actively harming people's nutrition and health.

Paul Driessen | June 25, 2011

Not only are EPA's mercury claims fraudulent. They are scaring people away from eating fish, which are rich in essential fatty acids. In other words, EPA is actively harming people's nutrition and health.

Kyle Olson | June 25, 2011

This all, of course, runs contrary to common sense. School leaders want the best teachers, regardless of age, sex or race. Parents and students deserve no less. A seniority-based system is one of the greatest injustices in American public schools.

Kyle Olson | June 25, 2011

This all, of course, runs contrary to common sense. School leaders want the best teachers, regardless of age, sex or race. Parents and students deserve no less. A seniority-based system is one of the greatest injustices in American public schools.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | June 25, 2011

Speculation is running rampant about why House Majority Leader Eric Cantor walked out of debt ceiling talks with Democrats. Most of the speculation is credited by pundits to insider maneuvering between Speaker John Boehner and Cantor.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | June 25, 2011

Speculation is running rampant about why House Majority Leader Eric Cantor walked out of debt ceiling talks with Democrats. Most of the speculation is credited by pundits to insider maneuvering between Speaker John Boehner and Cantor.

Stephanie Hessler | June 25, 2011

President Obama has distorted the plain meaning of a war powers statute to reach the conclusion that he does not need Congressional authorization for the military operation in Libya. Regardless of one's views on the Libyan mission, this legal tactic undermines the rule of law.

Stephanie Hessler | June 25, 2011

President Obama has distorted the plain meaning of a war powers statute to reach the conclusion that he does not need Congressional authorization for the military operation in Libya. Regardless of one's views on the Libyan mission, this legal tactic undermines the rule of law.

Gina Loudon | June 25, 2011

Job growth may be weak across the nation, but several industries are poised to outperform the rest, according to data release from IBISWorld. Here's the top five from the list.

Terry Savage | June 25, 2011

What happened to the oil market? Must be those "manipulators" again!

Terry Savage | June 25, 2011

What happened to the oil market? Must be those "manipulators" again!

Mike Shedlock | June 25, 2011

Part two has a focus on job creation and losses during the economic recovery. Please consider the following interactive map, using Tableau Software, with data courtesy of Economic Modeling Specialists.

Jim Gilmore | June 25, 2011

An old joke says the IRS will tax even your patience. Don’t say it out loud in Washington this summer. It might give new ideas to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

Jim Gilmore | June 25, 2011

An old joke says the IRS will tax even your patience. Don’t say it out loud in Washington this summer. It might give new ideas to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

Fri, Jun 24, 2011

Kathryn Lopez | June 24, 2011

"She symbolizes so much, a resignation to His will, an utter awe and reverence for the beauty of life -- regardless the circumstance -- and she provides a voice for those without a voice."

Kathryn Lopez | June 24, 2011

"She symbolizes so much, a resignation to His will, an utter awe and reverence for the beauty of life -- regardless the circumstance -- and she provides a voice for those without a voice."

Janet M. LaRue | June 24, 2011

Consider Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, who’s blown through nearly $2 trillion taxpayer dollars trying to fix the economy. He admitted Wednesday that he’s clueless about why the economy has a “soft patch,” and insists that Congress increase the debt ceiling.

Janet M. LaRue | June 24, 2011

Consider Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, who’s blown through nearly $2 trillion taxpayer dollars trying to fix the economy. He admitted Wednesday that he’s clueless about why the economy has a “soft patch,” and insists that Congress increase the debt ceiling.

Rich Galen | June 24, 2011

Afghanistan has been a raspberry seed in the tooth of humanity for thousands of years. It's only real claim to fame is that people bent on conquering the world had to go through Afghanistan to get just about anywhere else in the region.

Hugh Hewitt | June 24, 2011

If the country is going to make the U-turn that it needs to make in 2013, it will need not only a new president but also a Senate of at least 51 Republicans and hopefully closer to 60.

Hugh Hewitt | June 24, 2011

If the country is going to make the U-turn that it needs to make in 2013, it will need not only a new president but also a Senate of at least 51 Republicans and hopefully closer to 60.

Ed Feulner | June 24, 2011

Some Americans act as if Congress and the president have a jobs-making switch somewhere they can flip to help the economy. If only. No modern economy is that simple.

Steven Aden | June 24, 2011

As the fight for life over death continues, the battlefield has shifted to the states, where legislatures realigned politically as a result of the November 2010 mid-term elections are doing yeoman's work in the defense of innocents.

Michelle Malkin | June 24, 2011

With great fanfare and elite media sympathy, Jose Antonio Vargas publicly declared himself an "undocumented immigrant" this week. "Undocumented" my you-know-what. In the felony-friendly pages of The New York Crimes -- er, Times -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist turned illegal-alien activist spilled the beans on all the illegal IDs he amassed over the years.

Brent Bozell | June 24, 2011

The mass-marketing of profanity just won't stop. Now it's topping the best-selling book list -- in children's picture books. You might have heard by now that there's a "subversive" little bedtime book for adults. It should not be read to children. It's called "Go the F-- to Sleep."

Brent Bozell | June 24, 2011

The mass-marketing of profanity just won't stop. Now it's topping the best-selling book list -- in children's picture books. You might have heard by now that there's a "subversive" little bedtime book for adults. It should not be read to children. It's called "Go the F-- to Sleep."

Jonah Goldberg | June 24, 2011

"It is conceivable," Pataki said in 2000 when he signed a hate-crimes bill into law, "that if this law had been in effect 100 years ago, the greatest hate crime of all, the Holocaust, could have been avoided."

Jonah Goldberg | June 24, 2011

"It is conceivable," Pataki said in 2000 when he signed a hate-crimes bill into law, "that if this law had been in effect 100 years ago, the greatest hate crime of all, the Holocaust, could have been avoided."

David Limbaugh | June 24, 2011

I'll make you a deal: I'll quit accusing Democrats of obstructing spending and entitlement reform when they quit obstructing spending and entitlement reform.

David Limbaugh | June 24, 2011

I'll make you a deal: I'll quit accusing Democrats of obstructing spending and entitlement reform when they quit obstructing spending and entitlement reform.

John Ransom | June 24, 2011

The world’s government projections for deficit financing in 2011 is $8-10 trillion. We are bumping into the ceiling of the world’s ability to fund ongoing sovereign deficits and debt on an annual basis.

Mona Charen | June 24, 2011

There is history -- a chronicle of human events -- and then there is perceived history. So often, the two are wildly at odds.

Mona Charen | June 24, 2011

There is history -- a chronicle of human events -- and then there is perceived history. So often, the two are wildly at odds.

Michael Reagan | June 24, 2011

All of a sudden the kept media is all agog over one Jon (not John) Huntsman, recently retired from his Obama administration post as U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, provoking the president to joke that he was "sure that him having worked so well for me will be a great asset in any Republican primary."

Michael Reagan | June 24, 2011

All of a sudden the kept media is all agog over one Jon (not John) Huntsman, recently retired from his Obama administration post as U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, provoking the president to joke that he was "sure that him having worked so well for me will be a great asset in any Republican primary."

Oliver North | June 24, 2011

Here on this NATO base -- named in honor of Daniel W. Eggers, a U.S. Army special forces captain killed near Kandahar on May 29, 2004 -- President Barack Obama's decision to withdraw 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year is getting mixed reviews.

Oliver North | June 24, 2011

Here on this NATO base -- named in honor of Daniel W. Eggers, a U.S. Army special forces captain killed near Kandahar on May 29, 2004 -- President Barack Obama's decision to withdraw 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year is getting mixed reviews.

Pat Buchanan | June 24, 2011

In deciding to pull all of the 30,000 troops from the surge out of Afghanistan, six weeks before Election Day 2012, but only 10,000 by year's end, President Obama has satisfied neither the generals nor the doves.

Pat Buchanan | June 24, 2011

In deciding to pull all of the 30,000 troops from the surge out of Afghanistan, six weeks before Election Day 2012, but only 10,000 by year's end, President Obama has satisfied neither the generals nor the doves.

Suzanne Fields | June 24, 2011

First, the good news: The nation's eighth-graders are doing better in history class. Now, the bad news: They're not doing much better. Gains in test scores are small, made by the lowest performers, and only 17 percent of those tested are "proficient," or competent.

Suzanne Fields | June 24, 2011

First, the good news: The nation's eighth-graders are doing better in history class. Now, the bad news: They're not doing much better. Gains in test scores are small, made by the lowest performers, and only 17 percent of those tested are "proficient," or competent.

Diana West | June 24, 2011

We have watched as Barack Obama deliberated over how many troops to withdraw from Afghanistan. The White House mission, as I see it, was to present the illusion of winding down an unpopular war without also disavowing or halting the disastrous Bush-Obama brand of nation-building -- which continues, we are told, until 2014.

Diana West | June 24, 2011

We have watched as Barack Obama deliberated over how many troops to withdraw from Afghanistan. The White House mission, as I see it, was to present the illusion of winding down an unpopular war without also disavowing or halting the disastrous Bush-Obama brand of nation-building -- which continues, we are told, until 2014.

Linda Chavez | June 24, 2011

The Supreme Court handed down a big win for American consumers this week, though the case had nothing to do with consumer protection. The court's decision involved the rules for determining what constitutes a proper class of plaintiffs, representing not just those individuals who have come forward to allege illegal behavior but others who have been similarly harmed.

Linda Chavez | June 24, 2011

The Supreme Court handed down a big win for American consumers this week, though the case had nothing to do with consumer protection. The court's decision involved the rules for determining what constitutes a proper class of plaintiffs, representing not just those individuals who have come forward to allege illegal behavior but others who have been similarly harmed.

Donald Lambro | June 24, 2011

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's lower economic growth estimates for this year and next diminish President Obama's already weakened prospects for a second term.

Donald Lambro | June 24, 2011

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's lower economic growth estimates for this year and next diminish President Obama's already weakened prospects for a second term.

Kyle Olson | June 24, 2011

In typical union and socialist propaganda, employers are depicted as cruel and uncaring business owners who never miss an opportunity to cheat and mistreat workers.

Kyle Olson | June 24, 2011

In typical union and socialist propaganda, employers are depicted as cruel and uncaring business owners who never miss an opportunity to cheat and mistreat workers.

Lincoln Brown | June 24, 2011

We’re broke. But you knew that. The credit cards are maxed out, and the repo men are on their way to take our big screen and dinette set.

Tim Huelskamp | June 24, 2011

A year ago, you announced that America was in "Recovery Summer". Unfortunately, the American public, indeed most of the world, must have a very different definition than the administration of what constitutes "recovery".

Tim Huelskamp | June 24, 2011

A year ago, you announced that America was in "Recovery Summer". Unfortunately, the American public, indeed most of the world, must have a very different definition than the administration of what constitutes "recovery".

Mike Shedlock | June 24, 2011

I called the top of the housing bubble in summer of 2005 based on the Time Magazine Cover "Why We're Going Gaga Over Real Estate" and have been updating the chart ever since, in real time. Here's my latest update.

Larry Kudlow | June 24, 2011

In theory, these reserves are supposed to be held for true national emergencies. But the real U.S. national emergency seems to be a political one -- that is, President Obama’s increasingly perilous reelection bid amidst high unemployment and the second-worst post-recession economic recovery since 1950.

Thu, Jun 23, 2011

Michael Gerson | June 23, 2011

Since the beginning of his swift political rise, Barack Obama has fashioned himself a unique historical figure. With his latest speech on Afghanistan, he has finally become one.

Michael Gerson | June 23, 2011

Since the beginning of his swift political rise, Barack Obama has fashioned himself a unique historical figure. With his latest speech on Afghanistan, he has finally become one.

Paul Kengor | June 23, 2011

With a critical vote in its state Senate, North Carolina has voted to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Republicans hold a huge majority in the Senate—meaning, as a Republican majority usually does, that the Senate is pro-life.

Paul Kengor | June 23, 2011

With a critical vote in its state Senate, North Carolina has voted to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Republicans hold a huge majority in the Senate—meaning, as a Republican majority usually does, that the Senate is pro-life.

Cliff May | June 23, 2011

The global jihad has reached a critical stage. I have a duty to our generation and the generations that will follow. They depend on me, my leadership, my strategic acumen...

Cliff May | June 23, 2011

The global jihad has reached a critical stage. I have a duty to our generation and the generations that will follow. They depend on me, my leadership, my strategic acumen...

Robert Knight | June 23, 2011

When I was a reporter years ago in Ocean City, Maryland, I learned the hard way that freedom of the press can be expensive.

Robert Knight | June 23, 2011

When I was a reporter years ago in Ocean City, Maryland, I learned the hard way that freedom of the press can be expensive.

Fred Wszolek | June 23, 2011

"Obama's regulatory agency is a danger to the economy."

Fred Wszolek | June 23, 2011

"Obama's regulatory agency is a danger to the economy."

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 23, 2011

Dr. Carl J. Arnold taught the money and banking class at Presbyterian College when I was a student there. I can still picture him in 1986: dark, crewcut hair; pressed khaki pants; white, short-sleeved, buttoned-down shirt; dark, plastic-framed glasses; and a pocket protector. Ok, maybe he didn't wear a pocket protector. In any event, he should have worn one if he didn't.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 23, 2011

Dr. Carl J. Arnold taught the money and banking class at Presbyterian College when I was a student there. I can still picture him in 1986: dark, crewcut hair; pressed khaki pants; white, short-sleeved, buttoned-down shirt; dark, plastic-framed glasses; and a pocket protector. Ok, maybe he didn't wear a pocket protector. In any event, he should have worn one if he didn't.

Michael Barone | June 23, 2011

When I was growing up, it was widely believed that colleges and universities were the part of our society with the widest scope for free expression and free speech. In the conformist America of the 1950s, the thinking ran, few people dared to say anything that went beyond a broad consensus. But on campus, anyone could say anything he liked.

Michael Barone | June 23, 2011

When I was growing up, it was widely believed that colleges and universities were the part of our society with the widest scope for free expression and free speech. In the conformist America of the 1950s, the thinking ran, few people dared to say anything that went beyond a broad consensus. But on campus, anyone could say anything he liked.

Victor Davis Hanson | June 23, 2011

"Net farm income is expected in 2011 to reach its highest levels in more than three decades, as a rapidly growing and food-short world increasingly looks to the United States to provide it everything from soybeans and wheat to beef and fruit."

Victor Davis Hanson | June 23, 2011

"Net farm income is expected in 2011 to reach its highest levels in more than three decades, as a rapidly growing and food-short world increasingly looks to the United States to provide it everything from soybeans and wheat to beef and fruit."

Larry Elder | June 23, 2011

The White Man made him do it. Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan recently unmasked the reason for President Barack Obama's unpopular, non-congressionally authorized, War Powers Resolution-violating decision to bomb Libya, a country that poses no imminent threat to the United States.

Larry Elder | June 23, 2011

The White Man made him do it. Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan recently unmasked the reason for President Barack Obama's unpopular, non-congressionally authorized, War Powers Resolution-violating decision to bomb Libya, a country that poses no imminent threat to the United States.

John Ransom | June 23, 2011

It takes a rare confluence of circumstances to produce low growth and high inflation. But the Fed did it! That confluence is not an every day occurrence. Or even every business cycle occurrence. The Fed has to work really hard to get that kind of mojo going.

Cal Thomas | June 23, 2011

Is there a profit-making business -- other than TV networks and The New York Times -- that so disrespects its audience it works overtime to offend them?

Cal Thomas | June 23, 2011

Is there a profit-making business -- other than TV networks and The New York Times -- that so disrespects its audience it works overtime to offend them?

Matt Towery | June 23, 2011

Like the man who stood in the middle of the road, Newt Gingrich has been brutally beaten up by political and media traffic going both ways.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 23, 2011

In the weeks ahead, I shall be in Europe to speak on American politics. What will I say to old Europe? Well, I shall give them my broad view of American politics and end with the present election cycle, in which I believe Barack Obama will be retired to private life, though he cannot really conceive of private life.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 23, 2011

In the weeks ahead, I shall be in Europe to speak on American politics. What will I say to old Europe? Well, I shall give them my broad view of American politics and end with the present election cycle, in which I believe Barack Obama will be retired to private life, though he cannot really conceive of private life.

Kyle Olson | June 23, 2011

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne sued the Wisconsin legislature over the passage of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill, citing government transparency issues.

Kyle Olson | June 23, 2011

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne sued the Wisconsin legislature over the passage of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill, citing government transparency issues.

Steve Chapman | June 23, 2011

The Republican presidential field looks less like an assemblage of candidates than a collection of fatal mistakes and irreparable flaws, with occasional embodiments of one or more of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Steve Chapman | June 23, 2011

The Republican presidential field looks less like an assemblage of candidates than a collection of fatal mistakes and irreparable flaws, with occasional embodiments of one or more of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Should we have lower inflation on the horizon, the fed has the comfort zone of keeping rates at current historically low levels, which they hope will eventually spark growth, though the spark will probably be just that, a spark, not anything more.

Bob Beauprez | June 23, 2011

One of Barack Obama's favorite fantasies is that Americans will soon abandon their SUVs and pick-ups in favor of battery operated cars.But, like so much of the hope-and-change agenda, the electric car idea isn't off to a very good start.

Douglas MacKinnon | June 23, 2011

A few weeks before NBC decided to take a politically correct scalpel to the Pledge of Allegiance to apparently appease those who hate our nation, I had a lengthy discussion with a PGA touring professional. Once he found out I was a conservative columnist and author, the PGA pro let loose on the state of the game in general but directing most of his criticism toward The Golf Channel and NBC.

Douglas MacKinnon | June 23, 2011

A few weeks before NBC decided to take a politically correct scalpel to the Pledge of Allegiance to apparently appease those who hate our nation, I had a lengthy discussion with a PGA touring professional. Once he found out I was a conservative columnist and author, the PGA pro let loose on the state of the game in general but directing most of his criticism toward The Golf Channel and NBC.

Wed, Jun 22, 2011

Ann Coulter | June 22, 2011

Perhaps instead of taking potshots at me in its Book Review section, The New York Times could consider reviewing one of my books. With only one review -- not in the Book Review -- after eight New York Times best-sellers, the editors can rest assured that I know they don't like me.

Ann Coulter | June 22, 2011

Perhaps instead of taking potshots at me in its Book Review section, The New York Times could consider reviewing one of my books. With only one review -- not in the Book Review -- after eight New York Times best-sellers, the editors can rest assured that I know they don't like me.

Ben Shapiro | June 22, 2011

His hackery began when he refused to call The New York Times a "liberal organization." While standing by his labeling of Fox News as "a relentlessly agenda-drive, 24-hour news opinion propaganda delivery system," he refused to say the same of ABC, CBS, NBC and The Washington Post.

Ben Shapiro | June 22, 2011

His hackery began when he refused to call The New York Times a "liberal organization." While standing by his labeling of Fox News as "a relentlessly agenda-drive, 24-hour news opinion propaganda delivery system," he refused to say the same of ABC, CBS, NBC and The Washington Post.

Ken Blackwell | June 22, 2011

Frank Mickens took NBC to task for its censorship of “Under God” and “Indivisible” from the Pledge of Allegiance over the weekend. Mickens is a news anchor for CBS affiliate WFMY-TV in Greensboro , North Carolina . He did what our free press is supposed to do: hold accountable those in power. We need more intrepid journalists like Frank Mickens.

Ken Blackwell | June 22, 2011

Frank Mickens took NBC to task for its censorship of “Under God” and “Indivisible” from the Pledge of Allegiance over the weekend. Mickens is a news anchor for CBS affiliate WFMY-TV in Greensboro , North Carolina . He did what our free press is supposed to do: hold accountable those in power. We need more intrepid journalists like Frank Mickens.

Marybeth Hicks | June 22, 2011

"Debate spanking all you want, but let’s hope parents on both sides of that debate agree it is theirs to decide."

Marybeth Hicks | June 22, 2011

"Debate spanking all you want, but let’s hope parents on both sides of that debate agree it is theirs to decide."

J.D. Thorpe | June 22, 2011

The "N" word is a deplorable utterance that has elucidated the ignorance of a certain demographic in our country for many decades.

J.D. Thorpe | June 22, 2011

The "N" word is a deplorable utterance that has elucidated the ignorance of a certain demographic in our country for many decades.

Rachel Alexander | June 22, 2011

The recent level of aggressive policing by HOAs is grossly unfair to the remaining homeowners who have regularly complied and paid their bills and mortgages on time.

Rachel Alexander | June 22, 2011

The recent level of aggressive policing by HOAs is grossly unfair to the remaining homeowners who have regularly complied and paid their bills and mortgages on time.

Guy Benson | June 22, 2011

With the Statue of Liberty as a striking backdrop, former Utah Governor and US Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman announced his decision to enter the 2012 presidential race on Tuesday.

Guy Benson | June 22, 2011

With the Statue of Liberty as a striking backdrop, former Utah Governor and US Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman announced his decision to enter the 2012 presidential race on Tuesday.

Jeff Jacoby | June 22, 2011

According to a new Rasmussen poll, only a narrow sliver of US voters want America to be the nation chiefly responsible for policing the planet and trying to maintain international order. An overwhelming 74 percent reject the idea.

Jeff Jacoby | June 22, 2011

According to a new Rasmussen poll, only a narrow sliver of US voters want America to be the nation chiefly responsible for policing the planet and trying to maintain international order. An overwhelming 74 percent reject the idea.

Rich Galen | June 22, 2011

Yesterday was the Summer Solstice. The sun was as high in the sky as it gets in the Northern Hemisphere. Thus today's topic.

Rich Galen | June 22, 2011

Yesterday was the Summer Solstice. The sun was as high in the sky as it gets in the Northern Hemisphere. Thus today's topic.

Michelle Malkin | June 22, 2011

Jon Huntsman wants you to know he rides a dirt bike. On real dirt! He's Salt of the Earth. Grease of the Garage. Dragster on the Dunes. Huntsman's runnin' and gunnin' for president. But underneath the Steve McQueen costumery, this made-for-cable-TV Moderate Speed Racer is a creaky old John McCain on Wheels.

John Stossel | June 22, 2011

Someone was missing from last week's Republican presidential debate, and that's too bad. He's an announced candidate who was a two-term governor of New Mexico, and he makes a case for strongly limited government.

John Stossel | June 22, 2011

Someone was missing from last week's Republican presidential debate, and that's too bad. He's an announced candidate who was a two-term governor of New Mexico, and he makes a case for strongly limited government.

Walter E. Williams | June 22, 2011

The late South African economist William Hutt, in his 1964 book, "The Economics of the Colour Bar," said that one of the supreme tragedies of the human condition is that those who have been the victims of injustices and oppression "can often be observed to be inflicting not dissimilar injustices upon other races."

John Hawkins | June 22, 2011

There's way too much fussin' and fightin' in politics, isn't there? In Rodney King's immortal words, "I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?"

John Hawkins | June 22, 2011

There's way too much fussin' and fightin' in politics, isn't there? In Rodney King's immortal words, "I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?"

Brent Bozell | June 22, 2011

More than any other Republican presidential prospect, Sarah Palin draws white-hot journalistic loathing. She's too red-state, too gun-toting, too religious and too unwilling to abort a disabled "fetus."

Brent Bozell | June 22, 2011

More than any other Republican presidential prospect, Sarah Palin draws white-hot journalistic loathing. She's too red-state, too gun-toting, too religious and too unwilling to abort a disabled "fetus."

Mike Adams | June 22, 2011

In my last letter to you, I pointed out the one-sided nature of a same-sex marriage forum led just last week by a Cisco Vice President on the campus of Cisco Systems.

Jonah Goldberg | June 22, 2011

Suddenly and sadly, the Libyan war may be one of the most consequential adventures in recent American history.

Jonah Goldberg | June 22, 2011

Suddenly and sadly, the Libyan war may be one of the most consequential adventures in recent American history.

John Ransom | June 22, 2011

Despite surging troops into the landlocked, south-central Asian country, ala the Iraqi surge of 2007, we’ve seen no drop in violence and no sign that the responsible civilian government there will govern responsibly.

Tony Blankley | June 22, 2011

Sen. John McCain, whose life is a continuing exemplar of the American heroic ideal, regrettably has got it quite wrong when he says that growing GOP opposition to the Libyan and Afghan wars is evidence of isolationism.

Tony Blankley | June 22, 2011

Sen. John McCain, whose life is a continuing exemplar of the American heroic ideal, regrettably has got it quite wrong when he says that growing GOP opposition to the Libyan and Afghan wars is evidence of isolationism.

Michael Medved | June 22, 2011

Educators who worry about the persistent achievement gap between white and minority youngsters ought to pay more attention to a disastrous development hidden in plain sight.

Michael Medved | June 22, 2011

Educators who worry about the persistent achievement gap between white and minority youngsters ought to pay more attention to a disastrous development hidden in plain sight.

Terry Jeffrey | June 22, 2011

Take a look at what the Treasury Department has reported on its Daily Treasury Statements since May 16, when Treasury said it had "reached the statutory debt limit."

Terry Jeffrey | June 22, 2011

Take a look at what the Treasury Department has reported on its Daily Treasury Statements since May 16, when Treasury said it had "reached the statutory debt limit."

David Harsanyi | June 22, 2011

There's been a lot of talk about an alleged turn in American public opinion -- particularly among Republicans -- toward "isolationism."

David Harsanyi | June 22, 2011

There's been a lot of talk about an alleged turn in American public opinion -- particularly among Republicans -- toward "isolationism."

Austin Bay | June 22, 2011

Based on current trends, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is losing his war against his own people. That's good. Gadhafi's defeat will be another significant victory in the struggle against tyranny.

Austin Bay | June 22, 2011

Based on current trends, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is losing his war against his own people. That's good. Gadhafi's defeat will be another significant victory in the struggle against tyranny.

Donald Lambro | June 22, 2011

All the talk here is about the slowing economy, the threat of a continuing recession, the government's growing debts, and the looming insolvency of Social Security and Medicare.

Kyle Olson | June 22, 2011

You just have to appreciate the foresight and planning ability of government. The latest stellar example comes from Riverside, California, where the Alvord Unified School District built a state-of-the-art high school. The only problem? The district now lacks the funds to hire administrators and teachers.

Jacob Sullum | June 22, 2011

During the Bush administration, when the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel got into the habit of rationalizing whatever the president wanted to do, Indiana University law professor Dawn Johnsen dreamed of an OLC that was willing to "say no to the president."

Jacob Sullum | June 22, 2011

During the Bush administration, when the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel got into the habit of rationalizing whatever the president wanted to do, Indiana University law professor Dawn Johnsen dreamed of an OLC that was willing to "say no to the president."

Bill Tatro | June 22, 2011

Watching oil recently decline from $114/barrel to $90/barrel (down 21%), is a positive. Lower wages, lower revenue, oil costs (first rising then falling), all add to the deflation case.

George Friedman | June 22, 2011

There may be some in the U.S. military who believe that the United States might prevail in Afghanistan, but they are few in number. The champion of this view, Gen. David Petraeus, has been relieved of his command of forces in Afghanistan and promoted (or kicked upstairs) to become director of the CIA.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | June 22, 2011

Before I outline some of your many options, let me add something important: The proverbial "big picture," as you put it, is not enough. To help you make really good investing decisions, you need to see the forest and the trees.

Tue, Jun 21, 2011

Christopher Horner | June 21, 2011

What we are trying to determine is whether NASA approved Hansen's widespread, well-documented, high-profile and, it runs out, extremely lucrative "outside employment and other activities", permission for which must be obtained in writing, in advance.

Christopher Horner | June 21, 2011

What we are trying to determine is whether NASA approved Hansen's widespread, well-documented, high-profile and, it runs out, extremely lucrative "outside employment and other activities", permission for which must be obtained in writing, in advance.

Peter Ferrara | June 21, 2011

The failures of federal, state and local officials of both major parties, over many years, have primed a ticking bankruptcy bomb for America that will explode the American Dream if we don't disarm it.

Peter Ferrara | June 21, 2011

The failures of federal, state and local officials of both major parties, over many years, have primed a ticking bankruptcy bomb for America that will explode the American Dream if we don't disarm it.

Rachel Marsden | June 21, 2011

So how did things get this bad for Greece? As IMF negotiator Poul Thomsen said of the country last year: "(Greece's) revenues have declined significantly, while spending, especially on wages and entitlements, has risen sharply." There you have it: the definitive formula for an economic meltdown.

Rachel Marsden | June 21, 2011

So how did things get this bad for Greece? As IMF negotiator Poul Thomsen said of the country last year: "(Greece's) revenues have declined significantly, while spending, especially on wages and entitlements, has risen sharply." There you have it: the definitive formula for an economic meltdown.

Caroline Glick | June 21, 2011

Robert Gates's recent remarks signal that the president's handling of US foreign affairs is about to undergo a dramatic transformation.

Caroline Glick | June 21, 2011

Robert Gates's recent remarks signal that the president's handling of US foreign affairs is about to undergo a dramatic transformation.

Ken Blackwell | June 21, 2011

Take this line, Shovel-Ready. It became the signature phrase of none other than Barack Obama himself as he rushed through a jumbo $787 billion stimulus package in the opening days of his administration. Why must we bypass the normal, drawn-out process of committee hearings, markups, amendments, debates, and extended votes?

Ken Blackwell | June 21, 2011

Take this line, Shovel-Ready. It became the signature phrase of none other than Barack Obama himself as he rushed through a jumbo $787 billion stimulus package in the opening days of his administration. Why must we bypass the normal, drawn-out process of committee hearings, markups, amendments, debates, and extended votes?

Donald Lambro | June 21, 2011

The greatest economic myth, perpetrated by labor unions, liberal economists, political demagogues and the network news media, is that America doesn't make much of anything anymore.

Donald Lambro | June 21, 2011

The greatest economic myth, perpetrated by labor unions, liberal economists, political demagogues and the network news media, is that America doesn't make much of anything anymore.

Thomas Sowell | June 21, 2011

One of my earliest memories of revulsion against war came from seeing a photograph from the First World War when I was a teenager. It was nothing gory. Just a picture of a military officer, in an impressive uniform, talking to a puzzled and forlorn-looking old peasant woman with a cloth wrapped around her head.

Thomas Sowell | June 21, 2011

One of my earliest memories of revulsion against war came from seeing a photograph from the First World War when I was a teenager. It was nothing gory. Just a picture of a military officer, in an impressive uniform, talking to a puzzled and forlorn-looking old peasant woman with a cloth wrapped around her head.

Chuck Norris | June 21, 2011

No one is shocked or surprised today to see several performers on MTV's award shows barely clothed and parading like dancers in a strip joint.

Chuck Norris | June 21, 2011

No one is shocked or surprised today to see several performers on MTV's award shows barely clothed and parading like dancers in a strip joint.

Mike Adams | June 21, 2011

"I am deeply disappointed that I have not yet heard back from you in reference to your company’s firing of Dr. Frank Turek...I also regret that I must write to you with additional concerns about possible systematic religious and political discrimination at Cisco."

Mike Adams | June 21, 2011

"I am deeply disappointed that I have not yet heard back from you in reference to your company’s firing of Dr. Frank Turek...I also regret that I must write to you with additional concerns about possible systematic religious and political discrimination at Cisco."

David Limbaugh | June 21, 2011

The left's assault on liberty never rests, so don't ever be sucked into supporting the dangerous idea of a new constitutional convention, even if its stated purposes purport to be limited.

John Ransom | June 21, 2011

Having too little money is not the problem with our economy. Our problem is that we have way too much Obama.

Mona Charen | June 21, 2011

It isn't quite panic yet, but the sounds emanating from Obamaland are certainly nervous.

Mona Charen | June 21, 2011

It isn't quite panic yet, but the sounds emanating from Obamaland are certainly nervous.

Cal Thomas | June 21, 2011

If lying is sufficient reason to expel a member (like Anthony Weiner), then the halls of Congress may soon be vacant of all but the janitorial crew who empty the trash and mop the floors at night.

Cal Thomas | June 21, 2011

If lying is sufficient reason to expel a member (like Anthony Weiner), then the halls of Congress may soon be vacant of all but the janitorial crew who empty the trash and mop the floors at night.

Dennis Prager | June 21, 2011

Anthony Weiner, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Arnold Schwarzenegger -- these are just the most recent examples of powerful men who have ruined their lives because of some inappropriate sexual conduct.

Dennis Prager | June 21, 2011

Anthony Weiner, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Arnold Schwarzenegger -- these are just the most recent examples of powerful men who have ruined their lives because of some inappropriate sexual conduct.

Pat Buchanan | June 21, 2011

On history tests given to 31,000 pupils by the National Assessment of Education Progress, the "Nation's Report Card," most fourth-graders could not identify a picture of Abraham Lincoln or a reason why he was important.

Pat Buchanan | June 21, 2011

On history tests given to 31,000 pupils by the National Assessment of Education Progress, the "Nation's Report Card," most fourth-graders could not identify a picture of Abraham Lincoln or a reason why he was important.

Michael Gerson | June 21, 2011

On the issue of Muslims serving in public office, every explanation by presidential candidate Herman Cain becomes a complication.

Michael Gerson | June 21, 2011

On the issue of Muslims serving in public office, every explanation by presidential candidate Herman Cain becomes a complication.

Donald Lambro | June 21, 2011

In a recent interview, President Obama seemed to suggest his policies would have created more jobs if businesses had stopped finding ways to be more productive with fewer workers.

Donald Lambro | June 21, 2011

In a recent interview, President Obama seemed to suggest his policies would have created more jobs if businesses had stopped finding ways to be more productive with fewer workers.

Bill Murchison | June 21, 2011

Genial enough was the court's unanimous decision not to allow advancement of a sexual discrimination suit against Wal-Mart, inasmuch as the plaintiffs were using the wrong part of the right law.

Bill Murchison | June 21, 2011

Genial enough was the court's unanimous decision not to allow advancement of a sexual discrimination suit against Wal-Mart, inasmuch as the plaintiffs were using the wrong part of the right law.

Kyle Olson | June 21, 2011

Emails obtained through the Wisconsin Open Records law indicate former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk emailed all county employees and circuit court judges, including Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi, with a memo announcing her intention to file suit against Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill.

Kyle Olson | June 21, 2011

Emails obtained through the Wisconsin Open Records law indicate former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk emailed all county employees and circuit court judges, including Circuit Court Judge Maryann Sumi, with a memo announcing her intention to file suit against Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill.

Dave Ramsey | June 21, 2011

At this point, you have every right to be scared and frustrated, because the message he’s sending you is he wants to take care of everyone else before he takes care of you and your family. That’s not a good idea.

Anna Rittgers | June 21, 2011

By distorting the free market and favoring one industry (ethanol production) over others (food production), the federal government is actively making it more expensive for us to feed our families. When the economy was strong, average Americans could afford to overlook the interdependence of agribusiness and politicians.

Mike Shedlock | June 21, 2011

Does "book value" constitutes real value? How much of the book value of Citigroup and Bank of America is based on nonsensical not marked-to-market holdings?

Armstrong Williams | June 21, 2011

It seems that across the board, and irrespective of political affiliation, men have failed at exhibiting the better part of valor when it comes to sex.

Armstrong Williams | June 21, 2011

It seems that across the board, and irrespective of political affiliation, men have failed at exhibiting the better part of valor when it comes to sex.

Mon, Jun 20, 2011

Michael Youssef | June 20, 2011

"Previously, I talked about the Sojourners-sponsored ad headlined "What Would Jesus Cut?" The ad, signed by Jim Wallis and more than two dozen leaders of the Religious Left, urged our leaders to ask themselves what Jesus would cut from the federal budget."

Michael Youssef | June 20, 2011

"Previously, I talked about the Sojourners-sponsored ad headlined "What Would Jesus Cut?" The ad, signed by Jim Wallis and more than two dozen leaders of the Religious Left, urged our leaders to ask themselves what Jesus would cut from the federal budget."

Alan Sears | June 20, 2011

The culture of death is relentless.

Matt Barber | June 20, 2011

Fuel prices got you down? Need a job? Well, prepare to unlearn everything you’ve learned about domestic energy production. Don’t ever let another green “warmer” tell you, “We can’t drill our way out of this mess.” That’s a lie.

Matt Barber | June 20, 2011

Fuel prices got you down? Need a job? Well, prepare to unlearn everything you’ve learned about domestic energy production. Don’t ever let another green “warmer” tell you, “We can’t drill our way out of this mess.” That’s a lie.

Humberto Fontova | June 20, 2011

Dismantling their production platforms could cost oil operators“$6 billion to $18 billion in lost future production,” according to a report by Mark Kaiser and Allan Pulsipher of the Louisiana State University Center for Energy Studies.

Humberto Fontova | June 20, 2011

Dismantling their production platforms could cost oil operators“$6 billion to $18 billion in lost future production,” according to a report by Mark Kaiser and Allan Pulsipher of the Louisiana State University Center for Energy Studies.

Rich Galen | June 20, 2011

Our commitment to a Libyan adventure, remember, was supposed to last, as President Obama promised Members of Congress on March 18, 2011, "days, not weeks."

Rich Galen | June 20, 2011

Our commitment to a Libyan adventure, remember, was supposed to last, as President Obama promised Members of Congress on March 18, 2011, "days, not weeks."

Jeff Jacoby | June 20, 2011

WHEN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION last week released the results of the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress -- "the Nation's Report Card" -- the bottom line was depressingly predictable: Not even a quarter of American students is proficient in US history, and the percentage declines as students grow older.

Jeff Jacoby | June 20, 2011

WHEN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION last week released the results of the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress -- "the Nation's Report Card" -- the bottom line was depressingly predictable: Not even a quarter of American students is proficient in US history, and the percentage declines as students grow older.

Mike Shedlock | June 20, 2011

To be fair, Obamacare would not have passed under McCain. However, it is also fair to point out Obamacare passed only because of a procedural move, and the Supreme Court may soon invalidate key provisions of that legislation.

John Ransom | June 20, 2011

Because even with rising energy prices and complaints amongst the business community that the administration's regulatory burdens verge of the ridiculous, Obama continues his relentless assault on the domestic supply of energy with an assist from the most radical fringe element of environmentalists.

Michael Barone | June 20, 2011

Two years ago, in June 2009, the American economy emerged from recession, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. But as this week's Economist noted, with typical British understatement, "The recovery has been a disappointment."

Michael Barone | June 20, 2011

Two years ago, in June 2009, the American economy emerged from recession, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. But as this week's Economist noted, with typical British understatement, "The recovery has been a disappointment."

Star Parker | June 20, 2011

A new Rasmussen poll shows that following the Republican debate in New Hampshire, Michele Bachmann catapulted into the number two slot as a prospective nominee behind Mitt Romney.

Star Parker | June 20, 2011

A new Rasmussen poll shows that following the Republican debate in New Hampshire, Michele Bachmann catapulted into the number two slot as a prospective nominee behind Mitt Romney.

Katie Kieffer | June 20, 2011

I'm going out on a limb with the koalas to say that entrepreneurs are better caretakers of animals and endangered species than politicians who call themselves environmentalists.

Katie Kieffer | June 20, 2011

I'm going out on a limb with the koalas to say that entrepreneurs are better caretakers of animals and endangered species than politicians who call themselves environmentalists.

Terry Paulson | June 20, 2011

Even in a crowded metropolitan area like Los Angeles, if the local news covers a story about a family in need, the response is heart-warming, overwhelming, and immediate. In America, you are not alone. Americans care, and they put that caring into action.

Terry Paulson | June 20, 2011

Even in a crowded metropolitan area like Los Angeles, if the local news covers a story about a family in need, the response is heart-warming, overwhelming, and immediate. In America, you are not alone. Americans care, and they put that caring into action.

Lurita Doan | June 20, 2011

This historic vote against the powerful ethanol special interest group just might signal that a new era of fiscal responsibility is possible and give hope to a worried nation that Washington can confront national problems.

Lurita Doan | June 20, 2011

This historic vote against the powerful ethanol special interest group just might signal that a new era of fiscal responsibility is possible and give hope to a worried nation that Washington can confront national problems.

Bruce Bialosky | June 20, 2011

Presidential primaries have a purpose. They test the candidates’ ability to face the opposition in the general election. Whatever is thrown at you by your own team usually pales in comparison to the abuse you receive from your opponents.

Bruce Bialosky | June 20, 2011

Presidential primaries have a purpose. They test the candidates’ ability to face the opposition in the general election. Whatever is thrown at you by your own team usually pales in comparison to the abuse you receive from your opponents.

Mark Baisley | June 20, 2011

The title of the movie is “Horrible Bosses” which seems timely to me as I have been witnessing an abundance of substandard business management of late. And until the American voters mature beyond their current flirtation with soft tyranny, I don’t believe that our nation can afford such ineffectual management.

Anna Rittgers | June 20, 2011

By distorting the free market and favoring one industry (ethanol production) over others (food production), the federal government is actively making it more expensive for us to feed our families. When the economy was strong, average Americans could afford to overlook the interdependence of agribusiness and politicians.

Anna Rittgers | June 20, 2011

By distorting the free market and favoring one industry (ethanol production) over others (food production), the federal government is actively making it more expensive for us to feed our families. When the economy was strong, average Americans could afford to overlook the interdependence of agribusiness and politicians.

Sun, Jun 19, 2011

Derek Hunter | June 19, 2011

The GOP debate might as well have been moderated by People Magazine - that's how terrible and inane CNN's job was.

Derek Hunter | June 19, 2011

The GOP debate might as well have been moderated by People Magazine - that's how terrible and inane CNN's job was.

John Ransom | June 19, 2011

It takes a long time for the greatest economy in history to get a return on investment when you get to spend more money in two years than all the other presidential administrations combined. Can’t you at least be grateful for the budget deficit? You whiners.

Salena Zito | June 19, 2011

Every day, Americans confront the joys, pains and discomforts of life: the loss of a job, the heartbreak of a child being cut from the baseball team, a diagnosis of illness and other reversals of fortune. When they see neighbors, towns or the country as a whole confronting a recession and job losses, they look to see if their leader is with them.

Salena Zito | June 19, 2011

Every day, Americans confront the joys, pains and discomforts of life: the loss of a job, the heartbreak of a child being cut from the baseball team, a diagnosis of illness and other reversals of fortune. When they see neighbors, towns or the country as a whole confronting a recession and job losses, they look to see if their leader is with them.

Austin Hill | June 19, 2011

“Why….have you been unable to convince businesses to hire more people, Mr. President?” The assumption here is that American businesses hire new employees because they are “convinced” to do so by the U.S. President.

Austin Hill | June 19, 2011

“Why….have you been unable to convince businesses to hire more people, Mr. President?” The assumption here is that American businesses hire new employees because they are “convinced” to do so by the U.S. President.

John C. Goodman | June 19, 2011

“How many of you have not been able to get a drug you needed to properly deliver anesthesia to a patient?” I asked. Every hand in the room went up. “How did that affect your patients?” I asked. “Two of our patients died,” one woman answered.

John C. Goodman | June 19, 2011

“How many of you have not been able to get a drug you needed to properly deliver anesthesia to a patient?” I asked. Every hand in the room went up. “How did that affect your patients?” I asked. “Two of our patients died,” one woman answered.

Debra J. Saunders | June 19, 2011

America is a free country, and radio talk-show host Herman Cain is free to run for president. Even with low-name recognition, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO polls well.

Debra J. Saunders | June 19, 2011

America is a free country, and radio talk-show host Herman Cain is free to run for president. Even with low-name recognition, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO polls well.

Mike Needham | June 19, 2011

Tax increases are unacceptable. If there is to be a debt deal, it should focus on pro-growth policies, not anti-growth tax increases.

Mike Needham | June 19, 2011

Tax increases are unacceptable. If there is to be a debt deal, it should focus on pro-growth policies, not anti-growth tax increases.

Kevin McCullough | June 19, 2011

Playing the blame game with Anthony Weiner this week became wildly popular.

Kevin McCullough | June 19, 2011

Playing the blame game with Anthony Weiner this week became wildly popular.

Mike Shedlock | June 19, 2011

Protests in China have been occurring at an increasing rate. This is in spite of the fact the Chinese economy has been growing at 10% a year for a decade. What happens when China's growth slows to 4%?

Ken Connor | June 19, 2011

This week in Manchester, New Hampshire, seven Republican contenders faced off in the first GOP primary debate of the season, attempting to make their case to the American people for why they are better suited than President Obama to lead the country in these challenging times.

Ken Connor | June 19, 2011

This week in Manchester, New Hampshire, seven Republican contenders faced off in the first GOP primary debate of the season, attempting to make their case to the American people for why they are better suited than President Obama to lead the country in these challenging times.

Gina Loudon | June 19, 2011

Based on history, the U.S. seems to face major recessions every decade. And so far, the U.S. has pulled itself out of what seemed to be end-all calamities. It’s easy to blame the wealthy people of this country for “taking” from others. But perhaps, all some of them really did was make a move when everyone else was paralyzed with fear.

Paul Jacob | June 19, 2011

What is wrong with California? Simple answer: Too few representatives each with too much power.

Steve Chapman | June 19, 2011

Defense Secretary Gates went to Europe recently to announce that NATO may have a "dismal future" and that before long, American leaders "may not consider the return on America's investment in NATO worth the cost." Why does he make that sound like a bad thing?

Steve Chapman | June 19, 2011

Defense Secretary Gates went to Europe recently to announce that NATO may have a "dismal future" and that before long, American leaders "may not consider the return on America's investment in NATO worth the cost." Why does he make that sound like a bad thing?