Sat, Sep 10, 2011

Caroline Glick | September 10, 2011

Ten years ago, in the shadow of the crater at Ground Zero, the smoldering Pentagon and a field of honor in Pennsylvania, America found itself at war.

John C. Goodman | September 10, 2011

Did you know that an estimated one of every three uninsured people in this country is eligible for a government program (mainly Medicaid or a state children’s health insurance plan), but has not signed up?

Daniel Doherty | September 10, 2011

Throughout the highly anticipated Republican debate on Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Library, Mitt Romney presented himself as a seasoned presidential contender unabashedly ready to defend his imperfect and often controversial record.

Ken Blackwell | September 10, 2011

In liberals’ frenzy to elect Barack Obama in 2008, no one was quite as far out to sea as Andrew Sullivan, a respected columnist for the Atlantic website. He served up his “Daily Dish” by the plateful.

Kathryn Lopez | September 10, 2011

There was something remarkably attractive at the Republican debate at the Reagan Library on Sept. 7. No, it wasn't Jon Huntsman's tan, Mitt Romney's hair, Michele Bachmann's shoes or Rick Perry's swagger.

Ed Feulner | September 10, 2011

So are we safer now, a decade after the terrorist strike that killed more than 3,000 Americans on 9/11?

Mike Pence | September 10, 2011

Like every American, I will never forget where I was on the morning of September 11, 2001. As a Member of Congress from Indiana, that day my duties took me to Capitol Hill and to sights and sounds I will never forget.

Bill Tatro | September 10, 2011

As a business owner, I could conceivably fire an employee, hire someone else (who has been looking a job for at least six months) and receive a $4,000 credit. That was really well thought out!

Lincoln Brown | September 10, 2011

The Jobs Speech could have been finished up in 20 minutes if everyone would not have kept prairie dogging up to cheer every paragraph. Maybe if they just limited responses to doing The Wave.

Carl Horowitz | September 10, 2011

Would you believe it? Al Sharpton’s newest role – full-time anchorman – is now a reality.

Jeff Carter | September 10, 2011

The last time Republicans and independents heard, “Pass this bill”, we got Obamacare. So pardon us if we really examine what the President is proposing and analyze the economic consequences of it.

Jeffrey Miron | September 10, 2011

My fellow Americans. I come before you tonight with an apology – long overdue – and a new plan to restore our nation’s economic vitality.

Larry Kudlow | September 10, 2011

President Obama’s latest vision on taxes once again singles out energy companies, successful high-end earners, and small-business entrepreneurs for future tax hikes, rather than across-the-board rate-flattening and deduction-ending.

Amy Oliver | September 10, 2011

According to the project description, the “primary outcome is objectively validated donor status on a teens' driver's license/ID or donor card after 12 months of intervention. A secondary outcome is the reported rate of family discussions about organ donation and knowledge/intentions about donation.”

Morgan Brittany | September 10, 2011

For now, European developments remain negative. As long as there’s not a breakdown of the euro itself, we think the global growth outlook depends more on structural reforms in Italy and Spain and the U.S. Unfortunately, none is moving in a growth-oriented direction.

Mike Shedlock | September 10, 2011

Obama's proposals are 180 degrees wrong. Obama wants to drive up labor costs, not because it makes economic sense, but because it is the only way he can possibly be reelected.

Fri, Sep 09, 2011

Humberto Fontova | September 09, 2011

If Bob Beckel’s “freedom-fighter” had been allowed his fondest bit of “freedom-fighting” Bob Beckel’s incinerated remains would fit in a gin bottle today.

Jack Bouroudjian | September 09, 2011

Back in November 2008, my son participated in his first presidential election. He was 18 at the time, a senior in high school and still in the process of figuring out the world.

Tim Huelskamp | September 09, 2011

In the nearly three years since President Obama took office, America has had to endure poor leadership on many different fronts, both home and abroad. But a few weeks ago, we heard something from this Administration that was appalling.

Paul Greenberg | September 09, 2011

It was only fitting that the Republican presidential hopefuls -- or at least eight of them out of a growing crowd -- would be invited to gather at the Reagan Library in the once Golden State, whose parlous economic condition now mirrors that of the country.

Rich Galen | September 09, 2011

President Barack Obama's speech wasn't awful. It wasn't great. It had some excellent lines "Last thing [vets] should have to do is to fight for a job when then get home." It some tired union-soothing rhetoric.

Michelle Malkin | September 09, 2011

Are your kids learning the right lessons about 9/11? Ten years after Osama bin Laden's henchmen murdered thousands of innocents on American soil, too many children have been spoon-fed the thin gruel of progressive political correctness over the stiff antidote of truth.

Brent Bozell | September 09, 2011

For Hollywood, to push America's morality buttons is a win-win proposition. When they challenge those moribund traditional values, they not only strike a blow for the sexual revolution, they create the cherished publicity "buzz" that brings attention -- and viewers -- to their shows.

Jonah Goldberg | September 09, 2011

During the recent GOP presidential debate, MSNBC ran self-promotional commercials for itself. That's OK; all networks do it. The Hebrew philosopher Hillel's famous line "If I am not for myself, who will be for me?" applies for cable news networks, too. And given MSNBC's ratings, that wisdom is particularly poignant.

David Limbaugh | September 09, 2011

A dispassionate look at the NBC Republican debate moderators' questions reveals that they were not themselves dispassionate, which they have a professional duty to be.

John Ransom | September 09, 2011

Maybe that’s why Obama’s so bad at investment choices. Obama’s spending money on investments in more stuff that doesn’t work with one hand while he’s killing jobs with regulations that don’t work on the other. He should really just try stopping both. Or alternately someone could stop him.

Mona Charen | September 09, 2011

There is a brand of Republican who looks at President Obama's vulnerability on the economy and says "go for it." They argue that the overriding issue of the campaign should be jobs -- and that everything else should be a distant second.

Oliver North | September 09, 2011

Everyone older than 20 remembers whom he was with, what he was doing and how he learned we were at war that beautiful Tuesday morning a decade ago. Most of us recall a gorgeous late-summer morning with blue skies -- "shirt-sleeve weather" -- and then the horror: two of the world's tallest buildings collapsing into piles of rubble, the west wall of the Pentagon in flames and a fire-bathed crater in the soil of Somerset County, Pa.

Pat Buchanan | September 09, 2011

In Cairo in 1943, when the tide had turned in the war on Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, who had embraced Joseph Stalin as an ally and acceded to his every demand, had a premonition.

Suzanne Fields | September 09, 2011

When the twin towers tumbled from the skyline of New York 10 years ago this month, the terrorists figured they had won a great battle. They were right. The two enormous buildings fell, burying almost 3,000 men, women and even children.

Debra J. Saunders | September 09, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a problem. The GOP primary has turned into a two-man race between him and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, it became clear during Wednesday's debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

Jeff Carter | September 09, 2011

The revolving door of DC and Wall Street keep the markets safe for bankers, and dangerous for the general public. The general public includes pension funds and corporations too. Instead of being customers, they are looked at as personal pigeons.

Political Calculations | September 09, 2011

Because President Obama would really rather not be held accountable for the low rate of employment that has come to characterize the U.S. economy under his presidency (see the chart below for the period since 01/09), it is likely that he will point to two of his favorite union-approved economic bogeymen in another attempt to avoid having the focus of blame fall upon himself: banks "that won't lend" and businesses "that hoard cash."

Mike Shedlock | September 09, 2011

Here are some simple facts that are far too complicated for a PhD like Fed chairman Ben Bernanke to figure out.

Stewart Scott | September 09, 2011

The Zambada legal team’s July 29 motion caused quite a stir by claiming that the U.S. government had cut a deal with the Sinaloa Federation via the group’s lawyer, Humberto Loya Castro, in which El Chapo and El Mayo would provide intelligence to the U.S. government regarding rival cartels. In exchange, the U.S. government would not interfere in Sinaloa’s drug trafficking.

Crista Huff | September 09, 2011

The recent Jimmy Hoffa expletives towards the Tea Party have spawned a new mantra on Facebook: Don’t use UPS because they hire Teamsters. Use FedEx which doesn’t use union workers.

Lincoln Brown | September 09, 2011

I guess zero job growth and a 9 point whatever-it-is-today unemployment rate is considered recovery at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I and most people I know would consider that hovering somewhere between anemic and oh-my-god-we’re-all-going-to-die status.

Thu, Sep 08, 2011

Hugh Hewitt | September 08, 2011

President Obama’s speech on Thursday night bordered on parody.

Katie Pavlich | September 08, 2011

President Obama spoke to a packed Joint Session of Congress tonight, offering many of the same ideas he’s offered in the past, slamming corporations, the rich, taxing oil companies, implying republicans don’t care about safety or poor people, that we need more education “investment,” but don’t worry, he didn’t leave without throwing in a few lines of direct pandering to big labor. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka was a guest of honor after all.

Diana West | September 08, 2011

It is something to have gone 10 years without an Islamic attack of similarly gigantic proportions to those of Sept. 11, 2001, but it is not enough.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | September 08, 2011

Brian Williams must crave attention. In the latest Republican debate, instead of moderating, he personally debated all the participants. The actual discussion between candidates was more civil and constructive than the endless string of gotcha speeches foisted as questions on the panel by NBC's Williams and his Politico sidekick, John Harris.

Donald Lambro | September 08, 2011

I'm always amused by national news polls showing that few Americans like the job Republicans are doing in Congress, as if this is somehow a precursor to the outcome of the 2012 House and Senate elections.

Paul Greenberg | September 08, 2011

It was the question his handful of young students had learned to expect from him. He asked it of us every time we'd finished translating that day's Scripture or a commentary on it.

J.D. Thorpe | September 08, 2011

“Get out of the way.” With this statement, John Galt articulated the simple and necessary policy solution to the disastrous centrally-planned economy in Atlas Shrugged. It’s also sage advice that President Obama should consider before he unveils his latest jobs plan before the Joint Session of Congress tonight.

Rich Galen | September 08, 2011

This worked pretty well in Ames, Iowa so let's do it again. Here are my pre- and post-debate impressions.

Katie Pavlich | September 08, 2011

Hey working young people, the government is stealing your money and not just once, every two weeks. We should applaud Rick Perry for being open and honest about the real situation of Social Security and youth voters should take note that Perry is looking out for them.

Ken Blackwell | September 08, 2011

They appeal to comity, defined as a friendly social atmosphere, social harmony. That was undoubtedly Barack Obama’s greatest attribute as a candidate. He promised a new politics, a new cordiality. No more red state/blue divisions. He touted his Senate friendship with Oklahoma ’s Tom Coburn. It was genuine.

Erika Johnsen | September 08, 2011

What I’m about to admit may sound bizarre, but I have to get this off my chest: Joe Biden published a discerning op-ed in The New York Times yesterday, and I am in almost complete agreement with him.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | September 08, 2011

Maybe the best way to remember is to find a way to serve those next to you.

Michael Barone | September 08, 2011

The race for the Republican presidential nomination finally seems to be gelling. On Wednesday night, candidates debated at the Reagan Library in California -- the first of five scheduled debates over the next five weeks.

Victor Davis Hanson | September 08, 2011

Why did radical Islamic terrorists kill almost 3,000 Americans a decade ago?

Larry Elder | September 08, 2011

The tea party, according to Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, would "love to see us as second-class citizens" ... and "some of them in Congress right now with this tea party movement would love to see you and me ... hanging on a tree."

Jonah Goldberg | September 08, 2011

School is starting up again, and later this month we will celebrate another national tradition: Banned Books Week, which since 1982 takes place every year during the last week of September.

Cal Thomas | September 08, 2011

The show business publication "Variety" reports "40-plus programs expected to commemorate 10th anniversary of (9-11) attacks." And those are just the specials. They don't include reports within news programs, or overseas TV memorials, which began last month.

Caroline Glick | September 08, 2011

US election season is clearly upon us as US President Barack Obama has moved into full campaign mode. Part and parcel of that mode is a new bid to woo Jewish voters and donors upset by Obama's hostility to Israel back in the Democratic Party's fold.

Matt Towery | September 08, 2011

Finally the candy-pants White House press corps has come to its senses. Or at least a few members of that pro-Obama, softball-tossing group of so-called journalists have. Chief among them, and from traditional media, is ABC's Jake Tapper.

Steve Chapman | September 08, 2011

f there was any certainty in the weeks and months after the 9/11 attacks, it was that these were just the first in a campaign of terror on American soil.

Kyle Olson | September 08, 2011

The Left’s working motto consistently turns out to be “do as I say, not as I do.” How else could they possibly make bold pronouncements to the media but live the exact opposite?

Frank Gaffney | September 08, 2011

So, where are we ten years after 9/11? It is comforting that we have been blessed with a near-unbroken decade without further mass-casualty attacks since those that killed nearly 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001. Unfortunately, our government is pursuing policies that can only encourage those who aspire to do us harm to redouble their efforts.

Emmett Tyrrell | September 08, 2011

Readers of this column will remember that when Dominique Strauss-Kahn was taken off an Air France flight in May, just as it was about to vamoose for Paris, I was suspicious.

Political Calculations | September 08, 2011

California was just in the news for a really bad reason: the state is facing a historically low level of employment. By contrast, Texas has perhaps the second-best overall jobs picture in the entire nation. Let's look at why.

Michael Prell | September 08, 2011

I was bullied as a child. Mercilessly. Would my childhood have been more pleasant had I not been bullied? Of course. But my adulthood would have been robbed of its clarity, and of my clear-eyed understanding of the world in which we live—bullies and all.

George Friedman | September 08, 2011

At this point, for all its mistakes and errors — common to all wars — the United States has achieved its primary mission. There have been no more concerted terrorist attacks against the United States. Now it is time to resume history.

Gil Morales and Chris Kacher | September 08, 2011

No it's not a hypothetical study. I have used the model to keep myself on the right side of the markets since 1991, and it is largely responsible for my KPMG audited track record which contains a number of years where my returns were in triple digit territory, or above +100%.

Bill Tatro | September 08, 2011

If my staunch Democratic family, friends, and leaders of bygone days were alive to see how their party has been hijacked by Barack Obama, Maxine Waters, James Hoffa, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, they would be truly appalled.

Marita Noon | September 08, 2011

The only tax increase that’s going to save us is one that comes from a vibrant, job-creating private sector that’s growing government revenues because the economy is healthy. Unless Obama takes his foot of the neck of energy, this economy is going to sputter.

Mike Shedlock | September 08, 2011

Obama wants to create jobs via stimulus measures. It's a fool's mission. Stimulus plans that do not fix the structural problems are as productive as pissing in the wind. Then when the stimulus dies, which it is guaranteed to do, a mountain of debt remains.

Larry Kudlow | September 08, 2011

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney joined me in Las Vegas yesterday to discuss his new jobs and economic plan. He also shared some thoughts on his new Republican rival, Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Jeff Carter | September 08, 2011

Where is the compromise between the Keynesian big government views of the Obama administration and the Democrats, and the Classical economic small government views of the Tea Party? It has been proven that no infrastructure projects touted by government post stimulus were shovel ready. The multiplier effect of government spending on GDP is zero.

Robert Knight | September 08, 2011

The modern day faith in Science makes the most fanatical fundamentalist look indifferent by comparison.

Wed, Sep 07, 2011

Brian Raum | September 07, 2011

Although ubiquitous on television and the big screen, homosexual behavior is not nearly as widespread as activists would have us believe.

Ann Coulter | September 07, 2011

Despite liberals' desperate need for Europeans to like them, the American media have enraged the entire nation of Italy with their bald-faced lies about a heinous murder in Perugia committed by a fresh-faced American girl, Amanda Knox.

Rich Galen | September 07, 2011

This is a big week in American politics.

Jeff Jacoby | September 07, 2011

My mother's mother revered Franklin Roosevelt. She voted for him four times, and firmly defended him decades later, when I tried to convince her that FDR was not the haloed saint she imagined.

Humberto Fontova | September 07, 2011

A new biography of Jane Fonda by Patricia Bosworth reveals a lifelong lament by the famous actress: “My biggest regret” Fonda is quoted during a “feminist consciousness-raising session,” according to the book’s account, “is I never got to f*** Che Guevara.”

John Ransom | September 07, 2011

Should Wasserman-Schultz repudiate or embrace the Coalition of the Whacky? I mean it’s one thing for private Tea Party members to vent some spleen at elected officials at rallies. It’s a whole other thing for someone named Hoffa as head of the Teamsters union to be talking about taking people out.

Donald Lambro | September 07, 2011

The battered, jobless U.S. economy took a turn for the worse this past week as President Obama prepared to offer another bag of bromides that looked like the failed remedies he has tried before.

Byron York | September 07, 2011

The fundamental facts of the presidential race at this moment are that unemployment is high, the economy is by far the most important issue to American voters, and President Obama's handling of economic questions is overwhelmingly unpopular.

Michael Medved | September 07, 2011

Do religious conservatives operate far outside the American mainstream and represent a serious threat to our pluralistic democracy?

Virgil Goode | September 07, 2011

While most Americans celebrated Labor Day as a nice occasion to enjoy the end of summer with friends and family, Union bosses and Democratic politicians used the occasion to attack Republicans and Tea Party conservatives.

Thomas Sowell | September 07, 2011

A few weeks ago, I had what seemed to me a small medical problem, so I phoned my primary physician. However, after we discussed the problem, he directed me to a specialist. After the specialist examined me, he directed me to a different specialist elsewhere.

Michelle Malkin | September 07, 2011

Barack Obama and Jimmy Hoffa are like Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Lady Gaga and hype, the "Jersey Shore" cast and hairspray: inseparable. The president can no more disown the Teamsters Union's leader than he can disown his own id.

John Stossel | September 07, 2011

After 9/11, the U.S. Congress created the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration. America went to war, overtly and covertly, in several countries. Nearly $8 trillion was spent on what is called "security," Chris Hellman of the National Priorities Project estimates.

Walter E. Williams | September 07, 2011

At one of last month's Congressional Black Caucus-sponsored "job fairs," Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., told the audience: "This is the effort that we're seeing of Jim Crow. Some of these folks in Congress right now would love to see us as second-class citizens. Some of them in Congress right now with this tea party movement would love to see you and me -- I'm sorry, Tamron -- hanging on a tree."

Brent Bozell | September 07, 2011

After the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz. of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a federal judge and other bystanders, President Obama gave one of those unite-the-divide speeches that give journalists leg thrills.

Jonah Goldberg | September 07, 2011

Since President Obama has been having a rough time lately, let me belatedly congratulate him on his apparently successful policy of regime change in Libya.

Tony Blankley | September 07, 2011

In the last few weeks, leading Democrats in Congress have called Tea Party constituents terrorists, said they should go to hell and accused them of wanting to lynch black people.

Terry Jeffrey | September 07, 2011

When Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts in April 2006, he signed a health care reform bill that required all adults in that state to purchase health insurance by July 1 of the following year.

Ben Shapiro | September 07, 2011

This week, Sarah Palin gave a terrific speech in Indianola, Iowa. In it, she tore into the Washington political class.

Debra J. Saunders | September 07, 2011

"I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy," GOP presidential hopeful and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman recently tweeted. You've got to hand it to Huntsman; he sure knows how to endear himself to folks who won't vote in the Republican primary.

Austin Bay | September 07, 2011

Osama bin Laden justified 9/11's great evil on the basis of fixing blame for the Islamic world's cultural and political decline. He was angry with the last seven centuries of history -- history gone wrong for Arab Muslims in particular.

Kyle Olson | September 07, 2011

When news broke that the American Federation of Teachers is targeting Michelle Rhee’s education reform group, StudentsFirst, through a website, it was less than surprising.

Michael Brown | September 07, 2011

What is the number one quality you are looking for in a president? Reader responses to my last article, “Must a President Be Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?“, were enlightening.

Jacob Sullum | September 07, 2011

Writing in The Washington Post last March, former CIA Director Michael Hayden and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said requiring the Justice Department's inspector general to evaluate the benefits of national security letters, which intelligence agencies use to demand private records, would "duplicate oversight already conducted by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board."

Mike Shedlock | September 07, 2011

Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson, Tim Geithner, Larry Summers, and a parade of bankers and ex-Goldman employees all said this had to be done to spur lending. It was a lie.

Lincoln Brown | September 07, 2011

If they ever sat down and honestly talked with a Tea Party member, they still would not grasp the message of the Tea Party. If they ever met on honest terms, the people on the street who advocate the responsible use of fossil fuels they still could not amend their position one iota.

Bob Beauprez | September 07, 2011

Writing about her under expectations for Obama's jobs speech this week, Dowd implies she is now among the vast majority of Americans who "may no longer have faith that he's a smarty-pants who can fix the economy."

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | September 07, 2011

And while stocks have a greater potential for gain than bonds or cash over the long term, they also are the most volatile. So before you make any decisions, I recommend that you take some time to think carefully about how much risk you're willing to take.

Marybeth Hicks | September 07, 2011

This week, millions of American children return to their classrooms. Unfortunately, the material some of them will be forced to study is controversial, to say the least.

Niger Innis | September 07, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency insists that its recent air quality initiatives will protect minority and poor Americans from pollution that “disproportionately affects” their health and impairs “environmental justice.”

Morgan Brittany | September 07, 2011

We think it will take dramatic action in Europe to break the downward spiral. On its present course, the risks have increased substantially of major European bank failures or nationalization, a European recession and a breakdown of the euro.

Craig Steiner | September 07, 2011

The only change since September 2008 is that things have gotten worse. Our federal government is closer to bankruptcy, as are many of our states, counties, and cities.

Dave Ramsey | September 07, 2011

Are you serious? Yes, you should pitch in and pay the sales tax! It’s not like he’s 15 or 20. This kid is just five years old, and he’s a financial rock star. I think we can cut him a little slack on this one.

Tue, Sep 06, 2011

Fred Wszolek | September 06, 2011

Just a few short weeks ago, the Washington metropolitan area was preparing for Hurricane Irene and the strong winds and rainfall accompanying the storm. Most parents and homeowners were running around town picking up batteries, buying flashlights and purchasing water in the event there were significant disruptions in power.

Marvin Olasky | September 06, 2011

Worldly thinking on Social Security and retirement entices even Christians

Caroline Glick | September 06, 2011

Monday morning Turkey took its anti-Israel campaign to a new level. Beyond downgrading diplomatic relations with Israel; beyond suspending military agreements; beyond threatening naval war; beyond threatening to foment an irredentist insurrection of Israeli Arabs; the Turks decided to terrorize Israeli tourists landing in Istanbul airport.

Rachel Marsden | September 06, 2011

A "flash point" in law-enforcement terms is "a point at which someone or something bursts suddenly into action or being." One such point sits just ahead on the horizon in America, with various leftists and anarchists preparing to mobilize all their reserves for a burst into action beginning on and around Sept. 17.

Alan Sears | September 06, 2011

In our time, a lot of attention is paid to outward symbols of religion. Around the world, various governments and workplaces have disallowed the wearing of crosses, for example, often in an effort to avoid giving “offense.”

Armstrong Williams | September 06, 2011

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood minorities today is not racial or ethnic. In fact, the minority I'm referring to comes with people of every race, color, creed and religion - the wealthy.

Matt Barber | September 06, 2011

There has been great gnashing of teeth in “progressive” circles of late over “Christian Dominionist Theology.”

Ken Blackwell | September 06, 2011

President Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is on a job-killing rampage. It’s claiming unprecedented powers far beyond what federal law allows. Taken with Obama’s other agencies, these executive actions paint a picture of what has become an imperial presidency.

Cal Thomas | September 06, 2011

This will be a stretch for some, but stay with me. Suppose someone presented a plan that is guaranteed to achieve the objectives everyone (or almost everyone serious about such matters) agrees are necessary to create jobs.

Brian McNicoll | September 06, 2011

This year, Labor Day fell three days before President Obama plans to address the nation on the subject of jobs.

Jeff Jacoby | September 06, 2011

Charles Ponzi was a Boston swindler who in 1920 bilked thousands of people out of millions of dollars by selling them bonds that guaranteed a fabulous rate of return -- 100 percent in just 90 days.

Jay Sekulow | September 06, 2011

On Sunday, September 11, 2011, America will pause to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the most horrific terrorist attack our nation has ever seen.

Wayne LaPierre | September 06, 2011

A fellow NRA member recently sent me a great video that is making the rounds on YouTube. It’s a short clip of a group of bloggers spending the day at a shooting range with Texas Governor Rick Perry. On its face, there is nothing terribly unusual or special about this. But to the millions of NRA members and patriotic Americans who have spent years fighting to protect and preserve our Second Amendment rights, this is a remarkable scene.

Thomas Sowell | September 06, 2011

Those with opposing views of what is desirable for the future also tend to differ equally sharply as to what the reality of the present is. In other words, they envision two very different worlds.

Chuck Norris | September 06, 2011

Ten years ago, after 9/11, Americans chanted, "We will never forget." Today the White House is chanting that it is not "just about us."

John Hawkins | September 06, 2011

One of the biggest problems with many of the politicians in D.C. is that they have come to believe that because they've had a little success in their lives, they're smarter than everyone else and can run people's businesses better than they can do it themselves.

Michael Barone | September 06, 2011

I can't remember a more stunning rebuke of a president by a congressional leader than House Speaker John Boehner's refusal to agree to President Barack Obama's demand -- er, request -- that he summon a joint session of Congress to hear the president's latest speech on the economy at 8 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Mike Adams | September 06, 2011

I want to thank you personally for forwarding a letter from a student complaining about the extent of political indoctrination that is present in the classroom in the so-called social sciences at UNC-Wilmington.

Mona Charen | September 06, 2011

When a deranged gunman shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 20 others in January, partisan Democrats leaped at the chance to blame Republican rhetoric for the crime. The New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was among the first warning, "You know that Republicans will yell about the evils of partisanship whenever anyone tries to make a connection between the rhetoric of Beck, Limbaugh, etc. and the violence I fear we're going to see in the months and years ahead.

John Ransom | September 06, 2011

In a preview of what’s likely to become a common occurrence in the Obama energy strategy, a California manufacturer of solar systems that was financed by a half-a-billion loan through the Obama administration announced that it would seek bankruptcy protection.

Dennis Prager | September 06, 2011

Imagine a Jewish Congress member accusing the members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) of wanting to see Jews gassed. How would any decent American -- on the right or left -- describe such a statement? Loathsome? Morally reprehensible? An obvious lie?

Pat Buchanan | September 06, 2011

Once, it was a Labor Day tradition for Democrats to go to Cadillac Square in Detroit to launch their campaigns in that forge and furnace of American democracy, the greatest industrial center on earth.

Phyllis Schlafly | September 06, 2011

Yes, Virginia, there is a gender gap. In fact, there are two gender gaps: one bad and one good.

Susan Stamper Brown | September 06, 2011

Recently, I was reminded of the value of freedom while attending a military retirement ceremony in Washington D.C.

Kyle Olson | September 06, 2011

While Bob Dylan wrote, “No one can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell,” it can be said, “No president can prolong the blues like Barack Obama.”

Bill Murchison | September 06, 2011

An old joke would have it that there are two kinds of people in the world: the kind who preface broad statements with "There are two kinds of people in the world" -- and the kind who don't.

Mike Shedlock | September 06, 2011

This Nevada lawsuit is in addition to the FHFA $196 Billion lawsuit against 17 banks accused of "misleading Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about the soundness of the mortgages underlying the securities".

Cliff Ennico | September 06, 2011

Back in the 1960s, one of R&B superstar James Brown's biggest hits was a song titled "It's a Man's World." If he were alive today, he would be singing a different tune -- probably the old Calypso song "Man Smart, Woman Smarter."

Marita Noon | September 06, 2011

Energy has evolved from wood, to whale oil, to coal, to petroleum, to nuclear. There are many who believe that renewables, particularly wind and solar, are the next step in the evolution of energy. But there is a missing link: you have to get the energy to the user. This is where the whackos come in.

Bob Beauprez | September 06, 2011

After Hoffa's tirade, Barack Obama gave one of his nauseating can't-we-all-just-get-along pleas for Republicans and troubled citizens to blindly and silently support the blah-blah-blah he's scheduled to roll out in yet another jobs speech on Thursday night.

Carrie Lukas | September 06, 2011

President Obama's had a rough summer, from his weak performance in the debt ceiling debate to the daily deluge of bad economic news. Polls show his approval numbers falling. Today, his overall approval number (in the latest Gallup Poll) is a meager 40 percent. That's a ten-point drop since Memorial Day.

Political Calculations | September 06, 2011

To answer the question of "how scared do you think you should you be?" by the sudden downturn we observe in the S&P 500's dividend futures, we first need to determine what's behind the projected decline that we've been observing since 30 August 2011, when the dividend futures for 31 August 2011 were released.

Mon, Sep 05, 2011

Lurita Doan | September 05, 2011

President Obama and his team of economic advisors are continuing their crusade against entrepreneurs and small companies that are the traditional engine to economic growth.

Ken Connor | September 05, 2011

They say there are only two sure things in life: death and taxes. Thanks to unbelievable gains in medical technology in recent years however, most Americans are now able to delay the former inevitability for decades longer than their ancestors.

Star Parker | September 05, 2011

Florida’s young Republican Senator Marco Rubio gave an important speech at the Reagan Presidential Library in California that has set off the liberal talking head universe. He had the temerity to suggest that the huge growth in government’s role in American life over the last century “actually weakened us as a people.”

Mike Adams | September 05, 2011

Hi Neal: I hope this note finds you well. In light of your comments on the radio today I think the time is probably ripe for us to debate the issue of abortion in a public arena.

John Ransom | September 05, 2011

Look, if people are going to talk seriously about taxing “the idle rich”, they should get serious about looking at the most idle members of our society- those who reside mostly in Los Angeles and Manhattan and make a living off of show business.

Katie Kieffer | September 05, 2011

Let’s all agree to take a month off from using the word “unelectable.” I promise it won’t be nearly as hard as refraining from using your iPhone for a day.

Rachel Alexander | September 05, 2011

Somalia is in the midst of a famine, suffering from the worst drought in 60 years. The al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabab has destroyed the country.

Bruce Bialosky | September 05, 2011

I knew this was going to happen. I had been told and warned it was only a matter of time. I never expected to be part of history in this manner. I certainly did not know it was going to occur on this day, at this time.

Mike Needham | September 05, 2011

Another hurricane is brewing in the Atlantic and fires rage in Oklahoma and Texas. Meanwhile, all across the country, Americans are working to rebuild after spring floods, summer tornados and Hurricane Irene. Enter the federal government.

Carol Platt Liebau | September 05, 2011

This week, as President Obama prepares for a big jobs speech (yet again!), and one thing is certain: Whatever he says, it will be cloaked in euphemism.

Chris Poindexter | September 05, 2011

In the late 70s and early 80s the U.S. was still trying to fight off the effects of stagflation and a recession. The crisis spurred a rise in gold prices, which is to be expected, but then prices dropped quickly back to near normal for that time period and traded in a relatively narrow range, dancing around the $400 mark for nearly 20 years.

Political Calculations | September 05, 2011

To find out, we went back into our previous analysis of the value of the President's primary residence in Chicago, Illinois, and updated it using the Federal Housing Finance Agency's latest revised data for how housing prices have changed in the Chicago metropolitan area over time.

Bob Beauprez | September 05, 2011

The primary goal of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard is to launch EMPs weapons on US Coastal cities and freeze our national grid systems. Iran for the first time has recently deployed ships to the Atlantic Ocean on maneuvers.

Mike Shedlock | September 05, 2011

In my opinion we should kill this ridiculous program entirely. The next best alternative is to not grant any credits to anyone who does not have a social security number and is not a US citizen.

Sun, Sep 04, 2011

Derek Hunter | September 04, 2011

It’s Labor Day weekend, so I’ve decided to unionize myself for 3 days and go on strike, just to see what it’s like. By “strike” I mean drink alcohol and sleep in everyday.

John Ransom | September 04, 2011

You missed me, but you didn't get me flowers? Well another week and another batch of comments to get through. Enjoy.

Salena Zito | September 04, 2011

Everyone in politics should heed the advice of baseball legend Casey Stengel: “Never make predictions, especially about the future.”

Austin Hill | September 04, 2011

There is absolutely nothing wrong with President Obama’s big-government economic policies. We simply need more of them, and more time for them to work – or so the President and many academicians would have us believe.

Doug Giles | September 04, 2011

I wonder what kind of campaign voodoo Obama’s going to foist on young voters to get them to buy his “Hope and Change” (again) in 2012?

Debra J. Saunders | September 04, 2011

Last year, President Barack Obama came to the Bay Area to tout "green jobs" at an event at solar panel manufacturer Solyndra's Fremont plant. Quoth the president: "The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra."

Steve Chapman | September 04, 2011

Outside the Washington headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission is a sculpture of a powerfully built, shirtless man forcibly restraining an unruly horse.

Mark Baisley | September 04, 2011

Have you heard about Hollywood’s new reality show, Politically Punk’d? I just watched an episode in my community and it is hilarious.

Michael Youssef | September 04, 2011

Many of my readers will be very surprised to know that I, for once, agree with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg regarding his decision to bar “clergy” from participating in the tenth anniversary memorial of the September 11th attacks.

Marita Noon | September 04, 2011

Business and industry groups have been beating the drum regarding the EPA's excessive regulations and their impact on the struggling American economy. The EPA has already backed down from their foolish attempt to apply oil-spill regulations to spilled milk on dairy farms. Now common sense and economic necessity can chalk up another win.

Amy Oliver | September 04, 2011

The green-at-any-cost crowd also advances regulations that are meant to micro-manage our lives, yet we have little time or space to cover them. Most are just topics of an occasional news story, blog post or anecdotal social media thread, but collectively these regulations are as insidious as the much larger “job killers.” They are a reflection of a government that is far too big, far too invasive.

Mike Shedlock | September 04, 2011

President Obama's approval index rating is -21, the lowest ever. Obama's sinking numbers can be explained by a CNN Poll: 8 in 10 think we're in a recession.

Peter Schiff | September 04, 2011

But while President Obama prepares to unveil a new plan for the Federal Government to create jobs, evidence is rapidly piling up on how his Administration is actively destroying jobs with stunning efficiency. Recent examples of this trend are enough to make anyone with even a casual respect for America's former economic prowess hang their head in disgust.

Paul Jacob | September 04, 2011

America's long history of activists without borders continues . . . at least within the borders of Nebraska.