Sun, Jul 03, 2011

Terry Savage | July 03, 2011

There are many rip-offs out there, promising help and charging steep fees. That can only add to your woes. But it's even worse to ignore the situation and hope the debt collectors will give up on finding you.

Sat, Jul 02, 2011

Ken Blackwell | July 02, 2011

Time magazine’s cover story shows the U.S. Constitution and asks, “Does it still matter?” Reading this story, we kept waiting for Emmanuel Goldstein to show up for the Two Minutes of Hate. It was difficult to discern whether we were reading Time, or Orwells’ 1984.

Byron York | July 02, 2011

Ever since Mitt Romney's unsuccessful run for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, there has been much discussion of whether GOP voters would accept a Mormon candidate. Would evangelical conservatives, in particular, look past the former Massachusetts governor's faith to vote for him?

John Ransom | July 02, 2011

After gaining the majority on fiscal issues and then losing the majority on fiscal issues, Democrats in Congress can’t afford to concede the field on spending to Republicans but neither can they afford to raise taxes.

Dennis Prager | July 02, 2011

Four years ago, I wrote a column titled "America Needs a July Fourth Seder." In it, I explained that "national memory dies without national ritual. And without a national memory, a nation dies."

Rachel Alexander | July 02, 2011

Since the U.S. is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and uses more energy than any other country, it stands to lose the most from environmental regulations like those in Agenda 21.

Kyle Olson | July 02, 2011

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten recently led a delegation of union representatives to Cairo, Egypt to meet with "leaders of Egyptian unions that were instrumental in the recent political and governmental changes there," according to a news release issued by the union.

Mike Shedlock | July 02, 2011

I believe the US is an outlier. Manufacturers are gearing up following the Japanese tsunami, expecting a second-half revival that will not come.

Bob Beauprez | July 02, 2011

The crisis that prompted Barack Obama to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve didn't come from a foreign enemy or a natural disaster, as was the case the only two other times that the SPR has been drained. This was entirely a crisis of Obama's own making. It even has a name – "Operation Re-Election."

David Rothbard | July 02, 2011

As the UN wrapped up its recent climate conference in Bonn, Germany, talks organizer Christiana Figueres proclaimed that climate change is the “the most important negotiation the world has ever faced.”

Bill Tatro | July 02, 2011

How many people does it take to screw in a light bulb? It’s usually not one employee more or even less. Similar to Goldilock’s porridge, corporations usually have it just right. Therefore, how do we solve the unemployment problem?

Fri, Jul 01, 2011

Paul Greenberg | July 01, 2011

War is the health of euphemism. As was demonstrated once again when Robert Gates, who now has served as secretary of defense under two successive presidents, appeared on Fox News the other day. Mr. Gates is (a) a dedicated public servant whose competence the country has relied on for years, and (b) an honest man obliged to explain his boss' disingenuousness.

Kathryn Lopez | July 01, 2011

"Are you a flake?" With that question on "Fox News Sunday" to Rep. Michele Bachmann, Chris Wallace may have given a rallying cry to the new feminist revolution in American politics. Except the f-word will likely be nowhere in evidence.

Rich Galen | July 01, 2011

President Barack Obama held a rare news conference on Wednesday to show that he was Daddy-In-Chief of the whole wide U.S. of A.

Caroline Glick | July 01, 2011

For many years, the Left in Israel and throughout the world has upheld the so-called “international community” as the arbiter of all things. From Israel’s right to exist to climate change, from American world leadership to genetically modified crops, the Left has maintained that the “international community” is the only body qualified to judge the truth, lawfulness, goodness and justice of all things.

Rich Tucker | July 01, 2011

With the country mired in debt ($14.3 trillion and counting), entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security running out of money and unemployment seemingly stuck above 9 percent, some wonder if it’s twilight time for the United States.

Robert Knight | July 01, 2011

The cultural sledgehammer that’s shattering basic decency in America keeps pounding away. Our enemies must be delighted to see us disarm morally and still expect to be strong, free and prosperous. They know it doesn’t work that way.

Hugh Hewitt | July 01, 2011

Anaheim, California is a city of more than 330,000 people, the 10th largest in California, and known the world over as the home of Disneyland. On Friday July 1 it also becomes the home of Ronald Reagan Park.

Donald Lambro | July 01, 2011

President Obama went on the political offensive Wednesday by reviving the old class warfare enmity he hopes will excite the liberal base of his party, while accusing Republicans of playing politics with our nation's economic future.

Diana West | July 01, 2011

In his slim book on Winston Churchill ("Churchill," Penguin, 2010), Paul Johnson reveals the secret of Churchill's strength as a wartime leader: He didn't treat military brass as the Oracle at Delphi and Solomon combined.

Michelle Malkin | July 01, 2011

Left-wing teachers around the world spend many hours lecturing their students about the need for a "sustainable environment." Too bad they don't practice what they teach when it comes to their own unsustainable demands.

Jonah Goldberg | July 01, 2011

"President Obama's core message in his Wednesday press conference, his first since March, could be found in his advice to Republicans. "You go talk to your constituents and ask them, 'Are you willing to compromise your kids' safety so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?'"

David Limbaugh | July 01, 2011

What if -- instead of blaming Republicans, big oil, the "wealthy" and corporate jets -- President Obama had used his recent news conference to say the following?

Mona Charen | July 01, 2011

How many times have we heard awestruck references to Barack Obama's history as a law professor? Many came from the man himself, as when he told a crowd at a 2007 fundraiser, "I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president, I actually respect the Constitution."

John Ransom | July 01, 2011

In the latest remodeling of Obama’s economic strategy in front of the 2012 elections, a number of media outlets are reporting that Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is getting ready to depart after Obama concludes debt ceiling and budget negotiations with the GOP.

Oliver North | July 01, 2011

This austere U.S. Marine base in the Marjah district of Helmand province is headquarters for 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment -- famous for action during World War II on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa. Dubbed "America's Battalion," the unit has adopted a new slogan in Afghanistan...

Pat Buchanan | July 01, 2011

Now, given that no nation in 20 centuries of Christendom legalized homosexual marriage, and, in this century, majorities in all 31 states where it has been on the ballot have rejected it, Cohen is pretty much saying that, since the time of Christ, Western history has been an endless Dark Age dominated by moral ignoramuses and bigot

Suzanne Fields | July 01, 2011

Winning these video games depends on brainy strategies to be vile and violent. Who could be against keeping such games out of the hands of children?

Kyle Olson | July 01, 2011

"This is a battle that is being waged for what our youngest students are taught."

Lincoln Brown | July 01, 2011

Maybe by the time it is said and done, we will have a candidate, be it a Perry, a Bachman a Cain or a Paul who will speak truth to power and the American People. Lord knows we haven’t had someone like that in a while. Whoever has the guts to say that in a clear voice has my vote.

Ira Mehlman | July 01, 2011

It’s back. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is once again pushing the DREAM Act amnesty. Before a packed room (mostly of illegal aliens), the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing earlier this week stacked with witnesses who favor granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

Difficult periods to come to an end, and new trends do begin. It the meantime, it's wise to keep an eye on the markets, and keep taking shots, though with perhaps smaller positions, until the market proves itself.

Mike Shedlock | July 01, 2011

Inflation and deflation are monetary phenomena. As far as inflation goes, these price movements are noise. However, for those who think price is what matters, food prices are headed down.

Thu, Jun 30, 2011

Diana West | June 30, 2011

In his slim book on Winston Churchill ("Churchill," Penguin, 2010), Paul Johnson reveals the secret of Churchill's strength as a wartime leader: He didn't treat military brass as the Oracle at Delphi and Solomon combined.

Cliff May | June 30, 2011

“All warfare is based upon deception,” instructed Sun Tzu, the great Chinese military strategist of the 6th Century B.C. But when it comes to the Global Jihad of the 21st Century, the extent to which we in the West insist upon deceiving ourselves would shock even Sunny.

Steven Aden | June 30, 2011

On Friday, June 24, a federal court temporarily suspended portions of Indiana’s House Bill 1210, which contained a provision aimed at defunding abortionist organizations, like Planned Parenthood, within the state.

Ken Blackwell | June 30, 2011

"Supporting and encouraging natural marriage is beneficial to every community, regardless of skin color or income."

Katie Pavlich | June 30, 2011

Today, democrats on the House Oversight Committee, led by Rep. Cummings, issued a report calling for more gun control in light of Operation Fast and Furious.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 30, 2011

"Reflect for a few moments about how incredibly lucky we are to live in the freest country in the world, where we, not government, get to determine our destiny."

Michael Barone | June 30, 2011

What's the fair way to run a large organization? That's a question that is squarely, and interestingly, raised by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissenting opinion in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, a Supreme Court case decided last week.

Michael Barone | June 30, 2011

What's the fair way to run a large organization? That's a question that is squarely, and interestingly, raised by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissenting opinion in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, a Supreme Court case decided last week.

Victor Davis Hanson | June 30, 2011

For the last 235 years, on the Fourth of July, Americans have celebrated the birth of the United States, and the founding ideas that have made it the most powerful, wealthiest and freest nation in the history of civilization.

Victor Davis Hanson | June 30, 2011

For the last 235 years, on the Fourth of July, Americans have celebrated the birth of the United States, and the founding ideas that have made it the most powerful, wealthiest and freest nation in the history of civilization.

Larry Elder | June 30, 2011

Ronald Reagan did nothing. Barack Obama saved the nation from total collapse. How else to explain the absence of jobless pitchfork-wielding Americans storming the White House?

John Ransom | June 30, 2011

To quote the movie Billy Madison, I think I speak for all of us in saying I’m a little dumber for having read this proposal by Dodd-Frank for solving the sub-prime housing crisis in America.

Cal Thomas | June 30, 2011

Intellectually, I understand the Supreme Court's 7-2 decision that the First Amendment protects the most violent of video games. Experientially, I don't.

Cal Thomas | June 30, 2011

Intellectually, I understand the Supreme Court's 7-2 decision that the First Amendment protects the most violent of video games. Experientially, I don't.

Kyle Olson | June 30, 2011

For the last several months, pension managers, school districts and public officials have been howling about the alarming state of employee pension funds.

Steve Chapman | June 30, 2011

Mired in excruciating negotiations over the budget and the debt ceiling, President Barack Obama might reflect that things didn't have to turn out this way. The impasse grows mainly out of one major decision he made early on: pushing through a giant stimulus.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 30, 2011

Followers of this column have noticed that something is amiss. They have looked to it every week for months with increased frustration. Many have gone back to the March, April, May and June issues of The American Spectator and pored over every page, but all was for naught.

Bob Beauprez | June 30, 2011

As President and Commander-in-Chief, Barack Obama had every right to make whatever decision he wants. But, the real question is why his staff felt it necessary to lie to the press and the American people about it?

Mike Shedlock | June 30, 2011

One of the many consequences of boomer demographics is the longer the US opus of reform of Medicare, and Social Security, the more difficult it will become because of voting demographics.

Lincoln Brown | June 30, 2011

This is not the first time a Democratic administration has used a glorious backdrop to announce that it was putting the screws to an industry, or a state. President Clinton made his announcement about creating the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Arizona from across the border from, and in more recent history Salazar has chosen Colorado to announce restrictions on gas leases for Utah in Colorado.

Michael Youssef | June 30, 2011

I submit that these so-called "social issues" mean more to "middle America" than Cafferty realizes. We call them "moral issues." To us, abortion is the slaughter of innocent human life, on a moral level with genocide or the slave trade.

Bob Goldman | June 30, 2011

Congratulations, fellow Americans! According to the latest "American Time Use Survey" conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we now know that, on the average, Americans are working 26 minutes less each workday. That's almost a 10 percent improvement!

Wed, Jun 29, 2011

Maggie Gallagher | June 29, 2011

Before, people like me could almost always blame liberal "activist" justices, but this time seven justices, including conservatives Antonin Scalia, John Roberts and Samuel Alito, signed on to the constitutional madness.

Marvin Olasky | June 29, 2011

The influence of evolutionary thinking reaches far beyond biology.

Michael Reagan | June 29, 2011

If the GOP is really serious about winning back the presidency, they need to win the deficit debate. The government of these United States is broke -- flat broke -- and if the nation is to survive as the prosperous nation it has long been, Republicans must restore fiscal sanity and call a halt to spending money we don't have!

Ann Coulter | June 29, 2011

Of all the details surrounding the liberal mob attack on Glenn Beck and his family in New York's Bryant Park last Monday night, one element stands out. "No, it won't be like that, Dad," his daughter said when Beck questioned the wisdom of attending a free, outdoor movie showing in a New York park.

Jeff Jacoby | June 29, 2011

There is no disputing the emotional power of linking the campaign for gay marriage today to the struggle over anti-miscegenation laws in the Civil Rights era. I agree that the two are connected. But not in the way same-sex marriage advocates think.

Jeff Jacoby | June 29, 2011

There is no disputing the emotional power of linking the campaign for gay marriage today to the struggle over anti-miscegenation laws in the Civil Rights era. I agree that the two are connected. But not in the way same-sex marriage advocates think.

Paul Greenberg | June 29, 2011

Thomas Friedman was right. The world is flat, or at least it seemed so last week when the news came that Peter Falk, aka Columbo, had died at 83. For 30 of those years, he had regularly delighted television audiences as a not-as-dumb-as-he-looks detective.

Paul Greenberg | June 29, 2011

Thomas Friedman was right. The world is flat, or at least it seemed so last week when the news came that Peter Falk, aka Columbo, had died at 83. For 30 of those years, he had regularly delighted television audiences as a not-as-dumb-as-he-looks detective.

Rich Galen | June 29, 2011

"Rep. Bachmann is at the top of the hit parade among GOP candidates for the GOP nomination and so it is her turn to have every English language reporter on the planet take a shot at seeing if he or she can be the one who cuts Bachmann down to size."

Rich Galen | June 29, 2011

"Rep. Bachmann is at the top of the hit parade among GOP candidates for the GOP nomination and so it is her turn to have every English language reporter on the planet take a shot at seeing if he or she can be the one who cuts Bachmann down to size."

Larry Kudlow | June 29, 2011

President Bush overspent and overregulated. And yes, the dollar collapsed on his watch. And from Fannie Mae to the Federal Reserve, the housing bubble was born. But the tax cuts? They worked.

Thomas Sowell | June 29, 2011

The media have recently been so preoccupied with a Congressman's photograph of himself in his underwear that there has been scant attention paid to the fact that Iran continues advancing toward creating a nuclear bomb, and nobody is doing anything that is likely to stop them.

Michelle Malkin | June 29, 2011

A prominent Democratic politician who was banned from receiving federal aid three years ago over fraud charges is once again raking in government funds from the very same program he abused. It pays to be a FOTO -- Friend of the Obamas.

Michelle Malkin | June 29, 2011

A prominent Democratic politician who was banned from receiving federal aid three years ago over fraud charges is once again raking in government funds from the very same program he abused. It pays to be a FOTO -- Friend of the Obamas.

John Stossel | June 29, 2011

Most Americans used to call themselves Republican or Democrat. These days, more call themselves independent. What does that mean for American politics? A lot.

John Stossel | June 29, 2011

Most Americans used to call themselves Republican or Democrat. These days, more call themselves independent. What does that mean for American politics? A lot.

Brent Bozell | June 29, 2011

The Republican presidential contest is picking up steam. Obama is consistently polling under 50 percent. This one's a toss-up, and in the thick of it is the Fox News Channel.

Brent Bozell | June 29, 2011

The Republican presidential contest is picking up steam. Obama is consistently polling under 50 percent. This one's a toss-up, and in the thick of it is the Fox News Channel.

Jonah Goldberg | June 29, 2011

The backdrop for my favorite science-fiction novels, Frank Herbert's "Dune" series, is something called the Butlerian Jihad. Some 10,000 years before the main events of the story take place, humanity rebelled against "thinking machines" -- intelligent computers -- controlling people's lives.

John Ransom | June 29, 2011

Over the long-term the release of oil will be looked upon in the same way as many of Obama’s political stunts: A carefully crafted rabbit trick.

Michael Medved | June 29, 2011

As a fateful presidential race gradually takes shape, political junkies will feel both bemused and mystified by the persistence of marginal candidates who have no chance whatsoever of caucus or primary victories. In 2012, as in previous years, it ought to be obvious that some of these purported White House aspirants are actually running for profit, not for president.

Michael Medved | June 29, 2011

As a fateful presidential race gradually takes shape, political junkies will feel both bemused and mystified by the persistence of marginal candidates who have no chance whatsoever of caucus or primary victories. In 2012, as in previous years, it ought to be obvious that some of these purported White House aspirants are actually running for profit, not for president.

Ben Shapiro | June 29, 2011

The treatment of minors as tiny adults is a dangerous move that threatens the foundations of our society. Civilized societies have always recognized that parents must control their children until the kids reach maturity.

Ben Shapiro | June 29, 2011

The treatment of minors as tiny adults is a dangerous move that threatens the foundations of our society. Civilized societies have always recognized that parents must control their children until the kids reach maturity.

Terry Jeffrey | June 29, 2011

When the New York legislature passed a law last Friday legalizing same-sex marriage, all of New York's Roman Catholic bishops signed a statement warning that they now expect efforts to enact laws attacking churches that defend the truth.

Terry Jeffrey | June 29, 2011

When the New York legislature passed a law last Friday legalizing same-sex marriage, all of New York's Roman Catholic bishops signed a statement warning that they now expect efforts to enact laws attacking churches that defend the truth.

David Harsanyi | June 29, 2011

For years, the Sierra Club and other environmentalist groups have warned us that too many babies will destroy the Earth.

David Harsanyi | June 29, 2011

For years, the Sierra Club and other environmentalist groups have warned us that too many babies will destroy the Earth.

Matt Towery | June 29, 2011

Here's a news flash for every Republican candidate who wants to replace Barack Obama in the 2012 election cycle -- it's Florida, stupid.

Austin Bay | June 29, 2011

What links the Arab Spring rebellions with political agitation in China and at least another five dozen simmering or emerging crises?

Austin Bay | June 29, 2011

What links the Arab Spring rebellions with political agitation in China and at least another five dozen simmering or emerging crises?

Donald Lambro | June 29, 2011

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has singularly achieved what the rest of her colleagues only dream of doing but never will: breaking out of the anonymity of 435 House members to become a national political figure in her own right and a candidate for the presidency.

Matt Barber | June 29, 2011

Dads, when you let the National Education Association, Hollywood and the cast from Glee raise your daughters, you shouldn’t be surprised if they turn out to be self-absorbed, painted little Paris Hilton wannabes. As Doug Giles, TownHall.com columnist and host of the nationally syndicated Clash Radio program puts it: “Fathers, don’t let your babies grow up to be Snookie!”

Matt Barber | June 29, 2011

Dads, when you let the National Education Association, Hollywood and the cast from Glee raise your daughters, you shouldn’t be surprised if they turn out to be self-absorbed, painted little Paris Hilton wannabes. As Doug Giles, TownHall.com columnist and host of the nationally syndicated Clash Radio program puts it: “Fathers, don’t let your babies grow up to be Snookie!”

Jacob Sullum | June 29, 2011

When it comes to monitoring their children's media diets, some parents worry about sex, while others worry about violence. I worry more about inane sitcoms featuring smart-alecky kids and dumb adults, which is why I have blocked the Disney channel.

Jacob Sullum | June 29, 2011

When it comes to monitoring their children's media diets, some parents worry about sex, while others worry about violence. I worry more about inane sitcoms featuring smart-alecky kids and dumb adults, which is why I have blocked the Disney channel.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | June 29, 2011

Dear Carrie: Can you put money in an IRA or a Roth IRA if you don't have wage income?

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | June 29, 2011

Dear Carrie: Can you put money in an IRA or a Roth IRA if you don't have wage income?

Marybeth Hicks | June 29, 2011

In the opening segment launching its coverage of the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, NBC aired a stunning montage of images meant to conjure a sense of pride and patriotism for America, a nod to the tournament’s location at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda.

Marybeth Hicks | June 29, 2011

In the opening segment launching its coverage of the final round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, NBC aired a stunning montage of images meant to conjure a sense of pride and patriotism for America, a nod to the tournament’s location at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda.

Raymond J. Keating | June 29, 2011

President Obama recently touted his credentials as a job creator, highlighting the 49% increase in foreign investment experienced by the U.S. in 2010. Unfortunately, the $194 billion invested in the country by foreigners falls substantially short of the $328 billion figure seen in 2008.

Raymond J. Keating | June 29, 2011

President Obama recently touted his credentials as a job creator, highlighting the 49% increase in foreign investment experienced by the U.S. in 2010. Unfortunately, the $194 billion invested in the country by foreigners falls substantially short of the $328 billion figure seen in 2008.

Mike Shedlock | June 29, 2011

As long as credit bubbles expand, no one heeds warnings like that issued by China's top auditor. Then when the bubble bursts, everyone cries they were not warned, they were taken advantage of, and they deserve a bailout.

Tue, Jun 28, 2011

Robert Knight | June 28, 2011

Public exposure and outrage is the best medicine for curbing overzealous bureaucrats. From kid searches to lemonade stand shakedowns, bunny busts and EPA and NLRB goons, an informed, active citizenry and media exposure are crucial to thwarting tyranny.

Robert Knight | June 28, 2011

Public exposure and outrage is the best medicine for curbing overzealous bureaucrats. From kid searches to lemonade stand shakedowns, bunny busts and EPA and NLRB goons, an informed, active citizenry and media exposure are crucial to thwarting tyranny.

Lamar Smith | June 28, 2011

"With 24 million Americans unemployed or underemployed, the Legal Workforce Act will protect jobs for legal workers."

Lamar Smith | June 28, 2011

"With 24 million Americans unemployed or underemployed, the Legal Workforce Act will protect jobs for legal workers."

Alan Sears | June 28, 2011

The problem: our lives, our freedom, and our rights and privileges as free men and women have no real significance or lasting meaning apart from that Creator, from that Endower … from God.

Alan Sears | June 28, 2011

The problem: our lives, our freedom, and our rights and privileges as free men and women have no real significance or lasting meaning apart from that Creator, from that Endower … from God.

Paul Kengor | June 28, 2011

I encourage you to set aside the burgers and dogs and soda and beer for a moment this Fourth of July and contemplate something decidedly different, maybe even as you gaze upward at the flash of fireworks. Here it is: Confirm thy soul in self-control.

Paul Kengor | June 28, 2011

I encourage you to set aside the burgers and dogs and soda and beer for a moment this Fourth of July and contemplate something decidedly different, maybe even as you gaze upward at the flash of fireworks. Here it is: Confirm thy soul in self-control.

Armstrong Williams | June 28, 2011

Yet when it comes to executing the decisions that matter, that will truly impact this country for generations to come, another set of three come to mind: those who don’t know what’s happening, those who watch what’s happening, and those who make things happen.

Armstrong Williams | June 28, 2011

Yet when it comes to executing the decisions that matter, that will truly impact this country for generations to come, another set of three come to mind: those who don’t know what’s happening, those who watch what’s happening, and those who make things happen.

Rachel Marsden | June 28, 2011

I can logically, albeit somewhat politically incorrectly, answer the question of why I'm not cut out for the manufacturing industry. But the fact that men who are fully equipped for it aren't gravitating to this wide-open job market is baffling and problematic.

Rachel Marsden | June 28, 2011

I can logically, albeit somewhat politically incorrectly, answer the question of why I'm not cut out for the manufacturing industry. But the fact that men who are fully equipped for it aren't gravitating to this wide-open job market is baffling and problematic.

Caroline Glick | June 28, 2011

Like the rest of the Left the media hold Israel responsible for Hamas’s imprisonment of Schalit because they perceive the Arabs generally and the Palestinians specifically as objects rather than actors.

Caroline Glick | June 28, 2011

Like the rest of the Left the media hold Israel responsible for Hamas’s imprisonment of Schalit because they perceive the Arabs generally and the Palestinians specifically as objects rather than actors.

Frank Gaffney | June 28, 2011

One of the more sordid moments in recent congressional history came during last December's lame-duck session.

Frank Gaffney | June 28, 2011

One of the more sordid moments in recent congressional history came during last December's lame-duck session.

Thomas Sowell | June 28, 2011

The Fourth of July may be just a holiday for fireworks to some people. But it was a momentous day for the history of this country and the history of the world.

Thomas Sowell | June 28, 2011

The Fourth of July may be just a holiday for fireworks to some people. But it was a momentous day for the history of this country and the history of the world.

Marco Rubio | June 28, 2011

There is a way to drag both Congress and the Obama Administration toward a positive solution to save taxpayers billions of dollars immediately, and it is one that has already received the support of 81 Senators, including 34 Democrats.

Marco Rubio | June 28, 2011

There is a way to drag both Congress and the Obama Administration toward a positive solution to save taxpayers billions of dollars immediately, and it is one that has already received the support of 81 Senators, including 34 Democrats.

Byron York | June 28, 2011

Why are so many conservatives wary of Jon Huntsman?

Byron York | June 28, 2011

Why are so many conservatives wary of Jon Huntsman?

Chuck Norris | June 28, 2011

In a few days, on July 4, we once again will commemorate the work and courage of America's 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Chuck Norris | June 28, 2011

In a few days, on July 4, we once again will commemorate the work and courage of America's 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence.

John Hawkins | June 28, 2011

The American story has never been about things coming easy. It has been about rising to the moment when the moment is hard. About rejecting panicked division for purposeful unity. About seeing a mountaintop from the deepest valley. That is why we remember that some of the most famous words ever spoken by an American came from a president who took office in a time of turmoil: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

John Hawkins | June 28, 2011

The American story has never been about things coming easy. It has been about rising to the moment when the moment is hard. About rejecting panicked division for purposeful unity. About seeing a mountaintop from the deepest valley. That is why we remember that some of the most famous words ever spoken by an American came from a president who took office in a time of turmoil: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

Elisabeth Meinecke | June 28, 2011

First-year Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and veteran Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah last week introduced a bill protecting parental notification laws on minors traveling out of state to obtain abortions.

Elisabeth Meinecke | June 28, 2011

First-year Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and veteran Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah last week introduced a bill protecting parental notification laws on minors traveling out of state to obtain abortions.

David Limbaugh | June 28, 2011

I was disappointed that Chris Wallace asked Michele Bachmann whether she is a flake, but Wallace's behavior is hardly the most important issue involved.

David Limbaugh | June 28, 2011

I was disappointed that Chris Wallace asked Michele Bachmann whether she is a flake, but Wallace's behavior is hardly the most important issue involved.

Mona Charen | June 28, 2011

Gay marriage is a distraction. The country depends on traditional marriage.

Mona Charen | June 28, 2011

Gay marriage is a distraction. The country depends on traditional marriage.

Cal Thomas | June 28, 2011

Like Wisconsin and other states that are being forced to deal with large budget deficits caused mostly by sweetheart deals struck between politicians and labor unions, New Jersey couldn't afford to go on like this.

Cal Thomas | June 28, 2011

Like Wisconsin and other states that are being forced to deal with large budget deficits caused mostly by sweetheart deals struck between politicians and labor unions, New Jersey couldn't afford to go on like this.

Dennis Prager | June 28, 2011

The decline of American civilization since the 1960s has been so fast and so dramatic that it takes one's breath away.

Dennis Prager | June 28, 2011

The decline of American civilization since the 1960s has been so fast and so dramatic that it takes one's breath away.

Pat Buchanan | June 28, 2011

Centuries before William James coined the phrase, men have sought a "moral equivalent of war," some human endeavor to satisfy the jingoistic lust of man, without the carnage of war.

Pat Buchanan | June 28, 2011

Centuries before William James coined the phrase, men have sought a "moral equivalent of war," some human endeavor to satisfy the jingoistic lust of man, without the carnage of war.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 28, 2011

E-Verify, a computer process that makes it fast and easy for employers to check the validity of employees' Social Security numbers to ascertain if they are legal, was created by Congress as a voluntary system.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 28, 2011

E-Verify, a computer process that makes it fast and easy for employers to check the validity of employees' Social Security numbers to ascertain if they are legal, was created by Congress as a voluntary system.

Bill Murchison | June 28, 2011

Marriage in New York State, by act of its legislature, and in spite of everything you've always heard, is for everybody, and every combination of everybodies.

Bill Murchison | June 28, 2011

Marriage in New York State, by act of its legislature, and in spite of everything you've always heard, is for everybody, and every combination of everybodies.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 28, 2011

A new study says parents want specific content information about the violence, sex, adult themes and language in movies, games, and TV shows--not just age ratings.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 28, 2011

A new study says parents want specific content information about the violence, sex, adult themes and language in movies, games, and TV shows--not just age ratings.

Mike Shedlock | June 28, 2011

The job market, wages, falling home prices, and exhausted pent-up demand for autos are at the center of things. The entire global economy is slowing and Bernanke has not figured that out, nor does he understand why.

Douglas MacKinnon | June 28, 2011

The conservatives, Republicans, independents, and even the growing number of Democrats who embrace traditional values and strongly oppose Barack Obama and his socialist tendencies, are tired. They are bone tired, worried beyond words, and quite frankly sick of one pretend GOP candidate after the other leaving them at the altar.

Douglas MacKinnon | June 28, 2011

The conservatives, Republicans, independents, and even the growing number of Democrats who embrace traditional values and strongly oppose Barack Obama and his socialist tendencies, are tired. They are bone tired, worried beyond words, and quite frankly sick of one pretend GOP candidate after the other leaving them at the altar.

Dave Ramsey | June 28, 2011

Your husband’s problem is that he’s not willing to pay a price for a short period of time. That kind of immature thinking is a one-way ticket to a lifetime of mediocrity. And if you’re unwilling to pay the price to win, then you’re going to end up paying the price that comes with never having paid the price.

Frank Turek | June 28, 2011

Are you supposed to have sex at work? I guess it depends on your profession, but for most of us the answer is “no.” Why then is corporate America obsessed with training about sex?

Frank Turek | June 28, 2011

Are you supposed to have sex at work? I guess it depends on your profession, but for most of us the answer is “no.” Why then is corporate America obsessed with training about sex?

Bill Tatro | June 28, 2011

Having analyzed like Buffett, the economics that the current administration has forced down our throats and the worldwide chaos we are facing, it seems logical to me that the best bet is on the downside.

Lincoln Brown | June 28, 2011

Tim Geithner wants to hike taxes on small businesses to help pay the way for people who don’t work at places like small businesses. If Timmy gets his way, if we show a significant enough profit such as more than 250 grand a year, the Marble Mafia will move in and demand an extra piece of the action.

Julie Gunlock | June 28, 2011

"Increasingly Americans seem willing to give up some of their freedoms and are letting government control their choices. Consider government's growing involvement in Americans' food choices."

Mon, Jun 27, 2011

Michael Gerson | June 27, 2011

If there is a single moment that symbolizes President Obama's dramatically altered re-election prospects, it was his visit to a Jeep plant in Toledo on June 3. Obama's remarks that day were familiar.

Michael Gerson | June 27, 2011

If there is a single moment that symbolizes President Obama's dramatically altered re-election prospects, it was his visit to a Jeep plant in Toledo on June 3. Obama's remarks that day were familiar.

Brian Birdnow | June 27, 2011

Buried in the back pages of the American newspapers this past Friday were two news items of great interest to those who believe that we should take seriously the Islamic terror threat, and the danger it poses to our great nation.

Brian Birdnow | June 27, 2011

Buried in the back pages of the American newspapers this past Friday were two news items of great interest to those who believe that we should take seriously the Islamic terror threat, and the danger it poses to our great nation.

Adam Hasner | June 27, 2011

Amidst a slumping economy, gas prices near $4, continued uncertainty and aggression in the Middle East and an election around the corner, President Obama decided to release 30 million barrels of oil from our strategic oil reserves.

Jeff Jacoby | June 27, 2011

"Should health insurers be compelled to cover colorectal cancer screenings? The American Cancer Society offers some good reasons to say yes. There are better ones to say no."

Jeff Jacoby | June 27, 2011

"Should health insurers be compelled to cover colorectal cancer screenings? The American Cancer Society offers some good reasons to say yes. There are better ones to say no."

Rich Galen | June 27, 2011

The Register, as it's known to one and all, has long been the dominant paper in Iowa, and is THE source for inside info on who's up, who's down, who's in and who's out when it comes to Presidential politics.

Mike Needham | June 27, 2011

"Americans deserve to know where the President stands. Anything less is the height of irresponsibility."

Mike Needham | June 27, 2011

"Americans deserve to know where the President stands. Anything less is the height of irresponsibility."

Zachary Gappa | June 27, 2011

Despite the surge in “fiscal conservatism,” there may be hope for social issues yet.

Zachary Gappa | June 27, 2011

Despite the surge in “fiscal conservatism,” there may be hope for social issues yet.

Humberto Fontova | June 27, 2011

Let's excuse our intrepid "watchdog" MSM. They're too busy rummaging through Sarah Palin's garbage to report on the actual sayings and doings by our actual Government officials.

Humberto Fontova | June 27, 2011

Let's excuse our intrepid "watchdog" MSM. They're too busy rummaging through Sarah Palin's garbage to report on the actual sayings and doings by our actual Government officials.

Michael Barone | June 27, 2011

Which past leader does Barack Obama most closely resemble? His admirers, not all of them liberals, used to compare him to Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt.

Michael Barone | June 27, 2011

Which past leader does Barack Obama most closely resemble? His admirers, not all of them liberals, used to compare him to Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt.

Star Parker | June 27, 2011

Thank you, Eric Cantor. Thank you for walking out on useless talks, presided over by Vice President Biden, addressing raising the limit on our nation’s debt.

Star Parker | June 27, 2011

Thank you, Eric Cantor. Thank you for walking out on useless talks, presided over by Vice President Biden, addressing raising the limit on our nation’s debt.

Mike Adams | June 27, 2011

An American maker of Internet routing gear is in deep public relations trouble. It has been accused of customizing its technology to help Communist China track members of a religious dissident group calling itself “Falun Gong.” It has resulted in a lawsuit being filed last month in federal court in California.

John Ransom | June 27, 2011

As queen of the Baby Boomers, Hillary Clinton, once explained "I have a million ideas. A new report say that we can't afford any more liberal "new ideas."

Katie Kieffer | June 27, 2011

Disneyland's success represents an All-American culture that says anything is possible if you work hard, dream big and satisfy market needs.

Lurita Doan | June 27, 2011

If Obama’s policies are so successful and if the country is doing so well, why do Americans see this growing desperation in Team Obama?

Lurita Doan | June 27, 2011

If Obama’s policies are so successful and if the country is doing so well, why do Americans see this growing desperation in Team Obama?

Bruce Bialosky | June 27, 2011

The Harvard study, the Obama report, and the Washington Post all display an appalling ignorance of the real estate market – or worse, participation in a cover-up intended to (again) protect their the political allies responsible for this mess.

Bruce Bialosky | June 27, 2011

The Harvard study, the Obama report, and the Washington Post all display an appalling ignorance of the real estate market – or worse, participation in a cover-up intended to (again) protect their the political allies responsible for this mess.

Chris Poindexter | June 27, 2011

The ongoing budget stalemate threatens to undermine the full faith and credit of the United States of America. Demonstrating to the world that we confront that potential with the determination and maturity of a kindergarten class is not helping inspire confidence.

John Andrews | June 27, 2011

Palin and Bachmann know you don’t go on the playground unless you can take rough teasing, and both have survived worse. It’s a liberal man’s world in which conservative women are fair game for putdowns and the non-sexist PC rules apparently don’t apply.

John Andrews | June 27, 2011

Palin and Bachmann know you don’t go on the playground unless you can take rough teasing, and both have survived worse. It’s a liberal man’s world in which conservative women are fair game for putdowns and the non-sexist PC rules apparently don’t apply.

Mark Baisley | June 27, 2011

The ACLU should stop dragging the public into their personal struggle with God.

Mike Shedlock | June 27, 2011

Geithner worries we may have to “shrink the overall size of government programs.” Good grief. The first and foremost thing this country needs to do is dramatically shrink the overall size of government. The way to do that is easy:

Paul Jacob | June 27, 2011

Who will watch the watchers? We will.

Sun, Jun 26, 2011

Derek Hunter | June 26, 2011

It’s amazing how much stupidity and hypocrisy can happen in just seven days...

John C. Goodman | June 26, 2011

Think about everything you will pay to support Medicare: the payroll taxes while you are working, the premiums during retirement, and your share of the income taxes that subsidize the system. Then compare that to the benefits of Medicare insurance, say, from age 65 until the day you die.

John C. Goodman | June 26, 2011

Think about everything you will pay to support Medicare: the payroll taxes while you are working, the premiums during retirement, and your share of the income taxes that subsidize the system. Then compare that to the benefits of Medicare insurance, say, from age 65 until the day you die.

John Ransom | June 26, 2011

Lots of energy on the message boards this week. We talk Libyan energy, domestic energy, we make windmills out of molehills and I prove that liberals ought to stick to reading history, not writing about it.

Salena Zito | June 26, 2011

Add redistricting as another drag on Democrats in their march to win back the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. It’s hard to recruit new House candidates, or to fund-raise for incumbents, if you don’t know what the districts will look like.

Salena Zito | June 26, 2011

Add redistricting as another drag on Democrats in their march to win back the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. It’s hard to recruit new House candidates, or to fund-raise for incumbents, if you don’t know what the districts will look like.

Austin Hill | June 26, 2011

For the record, I don’t assume that the Federal Reserve chairman can ever know exactly what’s happening with the economy. And for the record, I never assume that anybody else can either.

Austin Hill | June 26, 2011

For the record, I don’t assume that the Federal Reserve chairman can ever know exactly what’s happening with the economy. And for the record, I never assume that anybody else can either.

Doug Giles | June 26, 2011

If America is going to continue to be the great experiment in self-governance then...

Steve Chapman | June 26, 2011

It's not unusual for the federal government to provoke widespread retching among its citizens, but it rarely does so intentionally. The new warning labels required on cigarette packs, however, have that goal. Designed to evoke disgust with smoking, they may also induce revulsion at excessive uses of power.

Steve Chapman | June 26, 2011

It's not unusual for the federal government to provoke widespread retching among its citizens, but it rarely does so intentionally. The new warning labels required on cigarette packs, however, have that goal. Designed to evoke disgust with smoking, they may also induce revulsion at excessive uses of power.

Kevin McCullough | June 26, 2011

Current Texas Governor Rick Perry will, in all likelihood, be President of the United States in January of 2013. Having already said that on Fox News and the nationally syndicated Mancow Radio Experience, I guess it's time for me to now put into print what I see forming in front of me. So I did.

AWR Hawkins | June 26, 2011

The good news for the media is they may have almost succeeded in persuading a sufficient number of salt-of-the-earth Americans to give up the fight. The bad news for the media is that almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades

AWR Hawkins | June 26, 2011

The good news for the media is they may have almost succeeded in persuading a sufficient number of salt-of-the-earth Americans to give up the fight. The bad news for the media is that almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades

Bill Tatro | June 26, 2011

I keep hearing how the choice for the next election is between the guy who saved us from the Great Depression Part II and everyone else who wants to take us back to the policies that created those problems.

Jack Bouroudjian | June 26, 2011

If ever there were evidence that this administration is pandering to its constituency with policy decisions that are patently anti-business, this is it. Plain and simple, the NLRB is doing the dirty work for a president who has decided that his friends in organized labor are more important than the economic future of this great country.

Ken Connor | June 26, 2011

In modern politics, the "single issue voter" gets a pretty bad rap. He is seen as unrealistic and intellectually myopic, a disservice to his party and, ultimately, his cause. Politics, after all, is about pragmatism; it is the art of the possible, and no thinking person allows themselves to be guided by their feelings on one single issue.

Ken Connor | June 26, 2011

In modern politics, the "single issue voter" gets a pretty bad rap. He is seen as unrealistic and intellectually myopic, a disservice to his party and, ultimately, his cause. Politics, after all, is about pragmatism; it is the art of the possible, and no thinking person allows themselves to be guided by their feelings on one single issue.

Mike Shedlock | June 26, 2011

In Connecticut, AFSCME and other public unions voted down a proposal negotiated over many months that contained a "no layoff" clause for 4 years in return for a pay freeze for 2 years. Oops.