Sat, Oct 29, 2011

Mike Adams | October 29, 2011

Julio Pino is a genocidal anti-Semite who uses his university email account to boast of sodomizing the mothers of his political opponents. But he has the protection of tenure. And he also has the protection of a cowardly administration, which fails to sufficiently condemn the behavior of a man who is probably too effeminate to act on his threats of violence and intimidation.

John C. Goodman | October 29, 2011

Have you ever noticed that people on the left hold the public sector and the private sector to a different set of standards? If a public official and a private citizen commit the exact same wrongful act, the private citizen will be judged much more harshly.

Ed Feulner | October 29, 2011

Some critics, such as Ron Paul and Herman Cain, want the United States to return to the gold standard. Others insist that such a move would prove disastrous. But nearly all can agree with Cain on one point: “We’ve got to get back to a dollar is a dollar is a dollar.”

Marvin Folkertsma | October 29, 2011

For the Obama administration, after nearly three years of railing against “millionaires and billionaires” and American free enterprise while touting a European-style welfare state, the rise of the mob must appear as a godsend. But mobs are dangerous.

Ralph Benko | October 29, 2011

The “ruling junta” governing the U.S. seems to have forgotten an axiom critical to its legitimacy: “the consent of the governed.”

Bill Tatro | October 29, 2011

The same people who got Europe into this mess are the ones creating the ways to forestall the inevitable by trying to take on even more debt.

Larry Kudlow | October 29, 2011

The Texas governor is hoping his “Cut, Balance and Grow” plan will help jump-start his fading presidential campaign. He’s now trailing four other contenders for the 2012 Republican nomination in a new CBS/New York Times poll. He stands at 6 percent, Herman Cain is leading the pack with 25 percent and Mitt Romney is in second place with 21 percent.

Jeff Carter | October 29, 2011

A lot of commentators in the media will pin the rally on Obama. But frankly, the break wasn’t about Obama and neither is the rally. It’s all Europe. Obama’s policies have hurt the market more than helped, and this months rally isn’t indicative of them.

Peter Schiff | October 29, 2011

Editor's Note: We've been trying all week to put up an excellent video of Peter Schiff talking to the OWS protestors. Peter has mad that tougher by sending us excellent written commentary everyday on compelling events in finance. We finally stick the video on the tail end of this peice on the Greek debacle because you just have to see it.

Mike Shedlock | October 29, 2011

Prices in many places are already down 20 to 30 percent and things will get to the 50 t0 70 percent decline mark before this is over.

Political Calculations | October 29, 2011

What has happened during the month of October 2011 is that investors setting today's stock prices have shifted their focus forward in time from the second quarter of 2012 to the third quarter of 2012. The market has risen in response to that shift in forward-looking focus.

David Morris | October 29, 2011

Herman Cain just may represent the greatest threat to the viability of the Democratic Party since the 1960s. The reason why is simple: Because he is black. And he's a Republican.

Fri, Oct 28, 2011

Ken Blackwell | October 28, 2011

Governor Rick Perry unveiled his plan for fundamental tax reform with an optional flat tax. This bold proposal for economic growth is a fiscal game-changer, and demonstrably superior to the proposals of rivals Herman Cain and Mitt Romney.

Brian and Garrett Fahy | October 28, 2011

Despite the surging Herman Cain, the White House’s attempt to link his health care advisors to the much-maligned and constitutionally dubious Obamacare, and tepid support from the Tea Party, Mitt Romney and his backers are confident.

Brett McMahon | October 28, 2011

Of the convoluted, often silly, raft of demands, communiques, and babbling out of the Occupy Wall Street public relations campaign, perhaps no intellectual conflict is more intriguing than the central thrust against bankers’ profiting greatly through complicated financial instruments.

Humberto Fontova | October 28, 2011

Forty nine years ago on Oct. 28th JFK “solved” the Cuban Missile Crisis. Given the influence of Camelot’s court scribes and their cronies in the MSM, perhaps a refresher on conservative reaction to this “solution” is in order...

Kathryn Lopez | October 28, 2011

Seared in my memory is the sound of Kobi Cudjoe, gasping for air, as he read that prayer. He was one of the petition readers at the special mass held on Oct. 23 at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C., "Honoring the Gifts of Persons with Special Needs."

Peter Schiff | October 28, 2011

By limiting student obligations to repay, and by passing more of the repayment burden onto taxpayers, colleges and universities will be able to continue to raise tuitions at a rate that outpaces nearly every other cost center in the American economy.

Political Calculations | October 28, 2011

So clearly, the Top 1% were total suckers for even bothering to put their money to work at all doing the other things they apparently did during those 28 years that pushed their effective rate of returns down. Like work!

Larry Kudlow | October 28, 2011

The world economy has once again dodged Armageddon. The European Union finally forged a Greek bond deal, and a rescue fund big enough to ring-fence banks and sovereign debt, in order to avoid a catastrophic, Lehman-like contagion event.

Michelle Malkin | October 28, 2011

If a private health insurer had engaged in the kind of criminal obstruction that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been tied to in her home state of Kansas, it would be a federal case. Instead, it's a non-story in the Washington press. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Brent Bozell | October 28, 2011

Those prestigious publishers at Simon and Schuster selected All Saints Day to unleash the book world's latest attempt at mocking Christianity. It's called "The Last Testament, by God."

Jonah Goldberg | October 28, 2011

There's only one way the Occupy Wall Street movement can become like the tea parties, and that's for Barack Obama to lose in 2012. Why? Because Obama is the most divisive figure in American politics today.

David Limbaugh | October 28, 2011

With his latest pseudo-compassionate expansion of the student loan program, President Obama reminds us why we ask whether he is simply unable to learn from history or he is indifferent to government waste incurred in pursuit of "good intentions."

Mona Charen | October 28, 2011

Kate Bolick stares out at the world from the cover of The Atlantic magazine. She's wearing a black lace evening dress. "What, Me Marry?" asks the headline. She isn't smiling.

Oliver North | October 28, 2011

U.S. Virgin Islands -- We arrived at a tiny outpost on St. Thomas on Oct. 26. As we stepped ashore, the gentleman beside me said, "28 years ago at this very minute, I was lining up my 'thirsty' A-7 to land on the deck of the USS Independence (CV-62) not far from here. It was day two of Operation Urgent Fury. We were flying nonstop close air support missions for troops in contact on the island of Grenada."

Pat Buchanan | October 28, 2011

On Oct. 31, the U.N. Population Fund marks the arrival of the 7 billionth person on Earth and raises the population estimate for the planet at mid-century to 9.3 billion people.

Suzanne Fields | October 28, 2011

"The Ides of March," the slick new movie with George Clooney as an unethical presidential candidate, is a morality tale for our time.

Linda Chavez | October 28, 2011

The GOP is concerned enough that some Republican leaders are suggesting the key to winning the Hispanic vote is to put Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on the ticket, no matter who the presidential nominee turns out to be. That's the wrong solution.

David Sterman | October 28, 2011

Apple not only missed his profit forecast, but the much lower consensus forecast as well, earning just $7.05 a share in the quarter ended September. Gardner is not one to eat crow. Instead, he's sticking to his guns.

Jeff Carter | October 28, 2011

Here is a different way to put it. If you are a VC that supports Occupy Wall Street, don’t invest one new dollar in Silicon Valley or Boston or Austin. They are the 1%. Invest in Detroit or Cleveland. Aren’t they the 99%? If you happen to be fortunate enough to earn a return, donate most of the profit to charity.

Mike Shedlock | October 28, 2011

Instead of the rumor mill of potential actions working to lift the market 24 hours a day for three straight weeks, it will be up to the EU to make the plan work. However, the plan won't work.

Stewart Scott | October 28, 2011

Though this IED ambush is interesting in itself for a number of reasons, we would like to use it as a lens to explore a deeper topic, namely, how STRATFOR analyzes a tactical incident like this.

Lincoln Brown | October 28, 2011

Seriously? Are we down to Occupy Madison Square Garden? While you guys are arguing over a 50-50 revenue split and salary caps, remember the one factor that you seem to be forgetting: Us. The Fans.

Crista Huff | October 28, 2011

We know that the market never goes straight up. It can be erratic, or bounce around in predictable trading ranges, exactly as individual stocks do. And the beauty of the market is that sometimes individual stocks are going up while market averages are going down, and vice versa.

Paul Tracy | October 28, 2011

Now, with investing there is never a surefire thing. I can't guarantee success with the "apple tree" strategy, or any other investing strategy. But one thing you can't deny is that every dividend you receive makes it that much more likely that you will see a winning position.

Thu, Oct 27, 2011

Donald Lambro | October 27, 2011

WASHINGTON - The modest uptick in economic growth is a welcomed breather in the bleak Obama economy, but it won't reduce unemployment anytime soon.

Brian Birdnow | October 27, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement, and its host of copycat imitators around the country have garnered much attention recently. They have been largely lauded by the mainstream media, who have explained that the occupiers are idealistic youth guided by altruism and concern for the downtrodden.

Cliff May | October 27, 2011

Diplomacy is not a science but sometimes diplomatic theories can be tested. As a presidential candidate, Barrack Obama hypothesized that relations with both Iran and Russia could be much improved.

Michael Whalen | October 27, 2011

Recently, Jan Eberly, the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy, wrote a post that essentially amounted to a defense of Washington’s over-regulation, saying to small business owners and entrepreneurs across the country: “There isn’t anything wrong with our regulations. No problem here.”

David Cortman | October 27, 2011

How exactly do we move from a nation whose founders and first public servants included many Christians, to a place where Christians are no longer fit to participate in public life? Because if the “Freedom From Religion Foundation” (FFRF) has their way, that’s exactly what our country will look like.

Hugh Hewitt | October 27, 2011

"We have lost our ambition, our imagination, and our willingness to do the things that built the Golden Gate Bridge..."

John Ransom | October 27, 2011

The easiest way to create a dictatorship is to create laws that you selectively enforce. And what else is government by regulators then selective enforcement?

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | October 27, 2011

Today, everyday citizens find ourselves at a crossroads. Abandon the ideals of the American Revolution, or take control of our destiny. The American people are called to action. Every generation must decide if it wants to leave politics to the politicians -- or whether we are ready for our rendezvous with destiny.

Victor Davis Hanson | October 27, 2011

Not long ago, candidate Obama promised to cool the planet and lower the rising seas. Indeed, he campaigned on passing "cap-and-trade" legislation, a radical, costly effort to reduce America's traditional carbon energy use.

Larry Elder | October 27, 2011

"Don't touch me!" the man in the wheelchair shouted to stop me from placing my hand on what used to be his left arm.

Judge Andrew Napolitano | October 27, 2011

Can we fight a war, kill foreign leaders, declare victory, and then leave? How about travelling the world looking for monsters to slay? Will this keep us free and safe?

Daniel Doherty | October 27, 2011

On Wednesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-R) gave a major address at the Heritage Foundation entitled “Saving the American Ideal: Rejecting Fear, Envy and the Politics of Division.”

Cal Thomas | October 27, 2011

Republican Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana last weekend won re-election with a staggering 65.8 percent of the vote in a state that remains heavily Democratic. It is, the governor's office contends, the highest percentage achieved by a candidate since the state's open primary was created. Jindal won all of the state's 64 parishes, increasing by four the number of parishes he won in 2007.

Rachel Alexander | October 27, 2011

Although the U.S. is the wealthiest country in the world, our suicide rate is the 39th highest in the world. Last year, 35,000 adults in the U.S. committed suicide. A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 1 in 100 adults planned to commit suicide in the past year, a total of 2.2 million adults.

Debra J. Saunders | October 27, 2011

In 2007 and 2008, Democrats assured one another, "Anyone would be better than Bush." Now you hear the Republican version: "Anyone would be better than Obama."

Alan Sears | October 27, 2011

Ever wonder what the world look like if Planned Parenthood’s dreams came true? If there were no Judeo-Christian pressures or legal limits, and abortion was viewed as just another amoral solution to some of this world’s problems?

Kyle Olson | October 27, 2011

Far-left social justice teachers never miss an opportunity to push their agenda in the classroom.

Steve Chapman | October 27, 2011

No one in this year's race has spent more time running for president than Ron Paul, who before entering the Republican primaries in 2008 and 2012 was the 1988 nominee of the Libertarian Party. And no one runs for president quite the way Paul does.

Political Calculations | October 27, 2011

In short, it's those social processes, which have driven demographic changes within U.S. households, that are almost exclusively behind the observed increase in family and household income inequality observed in the U.S. since the 1960s.

Crista Huff | October 27, 2011

The company has been paying dividends since 1954, and its last dividend increase was announced in November of 2010.

Mary Crookston | October 27, 2011

One of the many things people failed to fully realize about Obamacare until after its passage is that it discourages marriage. Heavily.

Bob Goldman | October 27, 2011

If you're really bad at your job, that's OK. People who are really bad at their jobs can enjoy wildly successful careers. If you doubt me, take a look at your management team.

Jack Bouroudjian | October 27, 2011

I’m a student of history, and I believe that using pattern recognition is a great way to get a gauge of what’s going on with markets. Of course, these days, much of the pattern recognition is left to computers that process millions of bytes a second. But I’m the son of an immigrant from the north side of Chicago. So I try to keep it simple.

Jeff Carter | October 27, 2011

Congress and the President are unpopular. The President is unpopular because he has made some really, really bad short run decisions for the economic vitality of the country. Congress is unpopular because a half century of bad decision making is being shown in budget numbers that have sunshine on them.

David Sterman | October 27, 2011

These companies often sport unnaturally high debt levels compared to their capital base, and we think you should avoid these stocks at all costs. If by some means they've already ended up in your portfolio, you might want to consider dumping them now.

Peter Schiff | October 27, 2011

The Perry plan preserves all the sacred cow deductions and still requires many Americans to calculate taxes in the cumbersome system we have all come to hate. Tax accountants and accountants still get to keep their non-productive jobs.

Robert Morrison | October 27, 2011

President Obama was praised by leaders of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) following their recent meeting at the White House. The NAE leaders thanked the chief executive for condemning the Iranian mullahs’ threat to kill Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. Pastor Nadarkhani is facing a death sentence for the “crime” of converting from Islam to Christianity.

Mike Shedlock | October 27, 2011

This proposed law is pure insanity. Wrong accused persons might go to prison or guilty persons purposely protected based on this law. All that is required is for some government official (possibly protecting himself or his department) to think information is "too sensitive".

Bill Tatro | October 27, 2011

For years, it was the depositor and the taxpayer who lost, now however, given the politics and economic realities it would appear the tide has changed. As markets realize the inevitable losses that will be taken, they too will reflect this changing tide.

Stewart Scott | October 27, 2011

For example, there appear to be some very interesting parallels between the Arbabsiar case and two other alleged Iranian plots to assassinate dissidents in Los Angeles and London. The details of these cases were exposed in the prosecution and conviction of Mohammad Reza Sadeghnia in California and in U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks pertaining to the Sadeghnia case.

Paul Tracy | October 27, 2011

When a prominent billionaire like Bill Gates starts buying a stock hand over fist, you need to stand up and pay attention. In this case, Bill Gates just purchased 7.5 million shares of one of the world's most popular agriculture-related stocks.

Michael Barone | October 27, 2011

At the moment, national polls show Herman Cain leading or tied for the lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. This, despite the fact that he has never won an election, has never held public office (except on a regional Federal Reserve advisory panel), and has shown prodigious ignorance on some important foreign policy and domestic issues.

Emmett Tyrrell | October 27, 2011

It's called the Taranto Principle, and it's now being employed by the Kultursmogists to blanket the country in a preposterosity: namely that the Tea Partyers and the Occupy Wall Street crowd have much in common. So go ahead, loyal Democrats, and take up the Occupiers' anger.

Wed, Oct 26, 2011

Ann Coulter | October 26, 2011

Biden's audience whooped and applauded last week in Flint when he said that without Obama's jobs bill, police will be "outgunned and outmanned." (Wild applause!) I suppose liberals would claim they were applauding because they believe Obama's jobs bill will prevent these murders. Which reminds me: Republicans believe the death penalty prevents murders!

Frank Gaffney | October 26, 2011

Conventional wisdom has it that the 2012 election will be all about the dismal economy, unemployment and the soaring deficit. That appears a safe bet since such matters touch the electorate, are much in the news at the moment and have indisputably gotten worse on Barack Obama's watch.

Ron Meyer | October 26, 2011

Cutting and consolidating student loan debt is worthless action if the targeted borrowers don’t have jobs.

Crystal Wright | October 26, 2011

When he announced he was running for president, Obama instantly became the news media and Hollywood’s darling, the John F. Kennedy of his generation. But reality is much different than fiction and President Obama may go down in history as having one of the most failed administrations.

Michael Reagan | October 26, 2011

Despite the recent chatter about a flat income tax -- a tax that every income earner pays regardless of their level of income -- the idea is dead unless its supporters figure out a way to get together and support the idea that a flat tax is a fair tax. I believe we can unite.

Jeff Jacoby | October 26, 2011

In his 2010 book "No Apology," Mitt Romney has a lot to say about China, much of it unfavorable. He writes of Beijing's "brutal repression and incarceration of dissidents."

Rich Galen | October 26, 2011

The important question which has to be asked is: Did President Obama declare V-I Day - Victory in Iraq - because he truly believes we have accomplished our mission there? Or did he declare a withdrawal of troops because his job approval numbers are dreadful?

Matt Mackowiak | October 26, 2011

Angry protesters are uncertain of what they want, except for more.

Michael Brown | October 26, 2011

Why should it surprise us that the transitional government in Libya is calling for Sharia Law? After all, Libya is 97% Muslim, Islam is a law-based religion, and Sharia is Islamic law. This is not exactly rocket science.

Michelle Malkin | October 26, 2011

Last fall, before the midterm shellacking, Vice President Joe Biden admonished rank-and-file Democratic voters to "stop whining." Uncle Tough Guy should practice what he screeches. The 2012 campaign has barely begun, but Biden's thin skin makes a spring roll wrapper look impenetrable.

John Stossel | October 26, 2011

For years, American education from kindergarten through high school has been a virtual government monopoly.

Walter E. Williams | October 26, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are demanding "people before profits" -- as if profit motivation were the source of mankind's troubles -- when it's often the absence of profit motivation that's the true villain.

Brent Bozell | October 26, 2011

National Public Radio continues to define itself in every way as a taxpayer-funded nest of leftism. NPR couldn't just supportively report on the Occupy Wall Street protests. A fire-breathing spokeswoman for the "Occupy D.C." protests against capitalism was also an NPR host.

Jonah Goldberg | October 26, 2011

And so it ends. The United States is leaving Iraq. I'm solidly in the camp that sees this as a strategic blunder. Iraqi democracy is fragile and Iran's desire to undermine it is strong. Also, announcing our withdrawal is a weird way to respond to a foiled Iranian plot to commit an act of war in the U.S. capital.

Mike Adams | October 26, 2011

Diversity never held anyone together because people usually bond over their commonalities, not their differences. At one little state-run university, diversity is starting to cause a great campus divide. It all started when the university decided to merge the Physics and Physical Oceanography Department with the Geography and Geology Department.

John Ransom | October 26, 2011

The president is more than just a bad executive, he’s star-crossed. From union bosses, to Chicago, to CEOs, everyone involved with him is feeling hexed.

Tony Blankley | October 26, 2011

No one should miscalculate America's resolve and commitment to helping support the Iraqi democracy.

Michael Medved | October 26, 2011

A ghost from 1968 haunts the campaign of Mitt Romney-- and no it’s not the memory of his father, the late Michigan governor George Romney, who stumbled as a leading GOP contender 43 years ago.

Ben Shapiro | October 26, 2011

This week, the Euro members got together to attempt to solve the crisis. Many of the members are no longer interested in bailing out Greece -- they are sick of the redistributive socialism of the eurozone. They don't want to have to create slush funds for the different countries to raid based on how much they feel like spending. The grand Lennon-esque experiment is failing.

Terry Jeffrey | October 26, 2011

Events unfolding in the Middle East are proving that Henry Hyde was right and George Bush was wrong on the wisdom of a foreign policy focused on promoting democracy.

Austin Bay | October 26, 2011

The people of Tunisia, Arab Spring 2011's first revolutionaries, have earned their chance to struggle with one of the 21st century's most essential political, social and cultural questions: Will democracy moderate political Islamists, or will political Islamists undermine democracy?

Humberto Fontova | October 26, 2011

Last July one of America’s biggest TV networks craved to interview Senator Marco Rubio.

Paul Greenberg | October 26, 2011

After five years in lonely captivity, denied visits by the Red Cross let alone his countrymen and kin, there was Gilad Shalit back on native soil.

Donald Lambro | October 26, 2011

President Obama flew to Las Vegas Monday to talk with distressed homeowners and see what Nevada's 13.4 percent unemployment first hand. While he was there, he had lunch at the lavish Bellagio hotel and gambling casino with 300 very rich people who gave him checks of between $1,000 and $35,800 for his re-election campaign.

Peter Ferrara | October 26, 2011

President Obama's so-called Jobs Plan has nothing to do with jobs and economics.

Jacob Sullum | October 26, 2011

Why is Newt Gingrich running for president? Two words: "under God." I exaggerate only slightly.

Susan Stamper Brown | October 26, 2011

British author Graham Greene so aptly wrote in his novel "The Power and the Glory," "There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in." Rather than one moment, for me, it was a collection of moments growing up in a home in which my folks did not divvy out weekly allowances unless they were earned, and encouraged us to attend college but did not pay the bill.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | October 26, 2011

Starting to save in your 20s will give you a huge leg-up. That's not to say it will always be easy. But by starting now, you definitely have a chance to buy a house or another big-ticket item!

Ken Connor | October 26, 2011

During military conflicts, the fog of war often obscures the combatants' vision, but now that our troops are returning home, we must engage in a clear and sober assessment of whether our mission was really accomplished. Was it worth it – why or why not?

Crista Huff | October 26, 2011

Amazon’s stock price has been going up for the last ten years, largely uninterrupted by market problems and pullbacks.

Robert Knight | October 26, 2011

On Oct. 14, a federal judge blocked key portions of Alabama’s new immigration law after several groups, including the Obama Justice Department and the ACLU, asked for an injunction.

Jack Bouroudjian | October 26, 2011

I’m not a fortuneteller, so I’m not going to try to predict how long this pullback will last. But what I will tell you is how bull markets tend to trade: they open lower, then grind their way higher throughout the course of the day.

Dave Ramsey | October 26, 2011

I’ve heard you recommend having seven to 10 times your income in life insurance. How much would you suggest having on a policy for a stay-at-home mom when there’s no direct income involved?

Marybeth Hicks | October 26, 2011

If there’s one thing virtually everyone can agree on, it’s that bullying is bad.

Mike Shedlock | October 26, 2011

I am attempting to figure out just how deep in the hole Greek pension plans are. I have not had any luck finding plans or asset holdings but there are a few things we know and some assumptions we can make.

Political Calculations | October 26, 2011

We use the "Gini coefficient" (aka "a well-established mathematically-based method for measuring inequality") to find out how out of whack things have become in the United States over the years. The results will SHOCK you.

George Friedman | October 26, 2011

After seven months of NATO intervention, Gadhafi was killed. That it took so long for this to happen stands out, given that the intervention involved far more than airstrikes, including special operations forces on the ground targeting for airstrikes, training Libyan troops, managing logistics, overseeing communications and both planning and at times organizing and leading the Libyan insurgents in battle.

Tue, Oct 25, 2011

Ryan James Girdusky | October 25, 2011

Michele Bachmann may still have had a serious stab at the Republican Presidential nomination had she taken a page out of Christina Aguilera’s playbook.

Paul Greenberg | October 25, 2011

Somewhere in all this dissatisfaction, there may be the germ of a workable idea -- a sharp needle in this haystack of complaints, protests and notions-and-nostrums. It's possible. 'Tis an ill political will that blows no one any good.

Paul Kengor | October 25, 2011

In the 1980s, I was an unrefined adolescent from blue-collar Butler, Pennsylvania. I knew nothing and cared nothing about politics. I had no idea if I was a conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, or much of anything else. But I knew one thing: Moammar Kaddafi was a bad dude.

Rachel Marsden | October 25, 2011

Because it's the U.S. Army's Energy Awareness Month, it may be a good time to remind President Obama of oil's importance to economic security, and the role that wartime leadership and image play in getting your hands on it post-victory.

Justin Hart | October 25, 2011

I use this story to illustrate the current dilemma facing the Republican candidates for President: the red meat you throw at the base is so enticing but it can quickly come back to haunt you. In short: why would you go there?

Steve Deace | October 25, 2011

Here in the first in the nation caucus state, the race remains very fluid.

Armstrong Williams | October 25, 2011

True to the dogma of his former boss, Summers apparently believes we haven’t done enough damage to the housing market through Freddie and Fannie, and Uncle Sam needs to be more involved in driving home construction and sales.

Thomas Sowell | October 25, 2011

The current media and political crusade against "bullying" in schools seems likewise to be based on what groups are in vogue at the moment.

Chuck Norris | October 25, 2011

Despite high unemployment, continued bad news across fiscal America and a presidency that has lacked luster and restorative productivity, Barack Obama's stats continue to rival his top GOP challengers. And let's not forget that he still has the mainstream media hypnotically backing him or that his campaign machine hasn't even unleashed its billion dollars, according to Mike Huckabee, to combat his competitor.

John Hawkins | October 25, 2011

Occupy Wall Street is a lot like Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. It's so vague that everyone sees what he wants to see in the protests.

David Limbaugh | October 25, 2011

President Obama couldn't have chosen a more fitting slogan than "We can't wait" to promote his latest legislative elixir for our ailing economy. What could be cleverer than to employ double meaning in aid of doublespeak?

Tony Katz | October 25, 2011

Steve Annear has an article on Metro.US about the new safety team circulating the Tent City Square, a.k.a. Occupy Boston, a satellite of the original Occupy Wall Street. According to Annear, a team of eight people - armed with neon vests and walkie-talkies - patrol the make-shift town to keep the "residents" safe.

Mona Charen | October 25, 2011

Two successful assassinations -- those of al-Awlaki and bin Laden -- have persuaded some that President Obama, whatever his domestic failures, has presided over a successful foreign policy.

John Ransom | October 25, 2011

California Democrat uber-finance guru, Kinde Durkee, has been practicing accounting methods of the Solyndra kind. As a result, she’s been accused of fraud for potentially misappropriating as much as $7.5 million in campaign funds for as many as 53 liberal candidates and issues committees in the Golden State.

Cal Thomas | October 25, 2011

Forgive me if I don't join the State Department, American officials and world leaders in their euphoric Hallelujah Chorus celebrating the demise of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi. Oh, I'm happy he's dead, but I have as much faith that things will change for the better in Libya as I do in the Great Pumpkin rising from the pumpkin patch on Halloween night (sorry, Linus).

Dennis Prager | October 25, 2011

Last week, The New York Times published an opinion piece by Karl W. Giberson and Randall J. Stephens, a physics professor and history professor at Eastern Nazarene College, respectively. The authors take evangelicals to task for being anti-intellectual, anti-reason and anti-science.

Pat Buchanan | October 25, 2011

Kirk's rendering of the conservative responsibility invites a question. Has the right, despite its many victories, failed? For, in what we believe and how we behave, we are not the people we used to be.

Debra J. Saunders | October 25, 2011

What is the purpose of high-occupancy vehicle lanes?

Phyllis Schlafly | October 25, 2011

Most Americans are unaware that about $700 billion a year of federal taxpayers' money is handed out to non-taxpayers who are allegedly below the poverty line (in addition to $250 billion a year given out by the states).

Paul Driessen | October 25, 2011

This Mann-made global warming lawsuit could backfire on the Penn State alarmist. Support science, energy and freedom – donate to Dr. Tim Ball’s legal defense fund.

Bill Murchison | October 25, 2011

The war that presidential candidate Barack Obama called "stupid" ends in a few weeks by order of President Barack Obama, who thinks we've done about all we can in Iraq.

Bob Beauprez | October 25, 2011

Turkey's once steady alliance with the U.S. and the West is gone. Egypt is rapidly sliding in the direction of the radical Islamists. In Tunisia's recent elections Islamists appear to have won a significant number of positions. What eventually comes of post-Gaddafi Libya is anyone's guess. And, seizing on the opportunities created by a weak, impotent American Administration, the Iranians are establishing not just a regional power base, but a global one.

Crista Huff | October 25, 2011

The good news is that the stock price range has narrowed over the last two years, trading roughly $18 – $24. A narrowing of a trading range is often a good sign that a stock is getting ready to break out, and I would agree that seems imminent with Intel.

John Browne | October 25, 2011

I would suggest that the next leadership coalition would likely look to similar choices made by the government of Iceland, when a similar crisis struck the tiny Nordic island in 2008 and 2009.

Bill Tatro | October 25, 2011

I’m sure Wimpy had a more significant role in the cartoon, but for the life of me I can’t remember what that role was. It seems the world has grasped Wimpy's concept of having whatever it is you want right now, and not waiting for tomorrow.

Brian Raum | October 25, 2011

On Oct. 14, Roland Palencia resigned his post as executive director of Equality California, the group that recently pushed SB 48 through the California Legislature and celebrated Gov. Brown’s signature on it.

Carrie Lukas | October 25, 2011

Senator Judd Gregg's thirty years in public office—as a member of the House of Representatives, then governor of New Hampshire, and then, from 1992 through early this year, as senator—had many highlights. Yet now we can safely count his amendment to the CLASS Act as one of his finest hours.

Jack Bouroudjian | October 25, 2011

Not only am I getting confirmation from the Adam Westphalens of the world, I’m getting it from corporate America as well. The expansion of earnings and multiples continues—Caterpillar, for instance, reported earnings that absolutely blew away the Street.

Mike Shedlock | October 25, 2011

True to form, Paul Krugman does not understand the difference between problems and solutions in Europe any more than he does in the US.

Karen Lugo | October 25, 2011

The head of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division, Tom Perez, is taking strong steps to protect the rights of Muslims in America “because they are being targeted for abuse.”

Jeff Carter | October 25, 2011

The problem with the Occupy Wall Street movement is that they tapped into a similar nerve that the Tea Party tapped into. Americans are sick of bank bailouts. But instead of directing their anger at Big Government, the OWS crowd went after the beneficiaries of big guvmint. And their anwswer? Bigger government.

Political Calculations | October 25, 2011

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Mon, Oct 24, 2011

Paul Greenberg | October 24, 2011

So may it be with all tyrants and enemies of the United States. Or do I repeat myself? Let's hope so. For the American cause should always be freedom's.

Gary Shapiro | October 24, 2011

Right now American’s top concern in the short term is jobs. Yet by action and by word, your administration keeps putting up barriers to job creation.

Michael Brown | October 24, 2011

Perhaps I was not the only one ignorant of the field of “fat studies” or the existence of a “fat pride” movement? But this is meant to be serious stuff, starting with the Foreword by Marilyn Wann: “Fat Studies: An Invitation to Revolution.” A fat pride revolution?

Rich Galen | October 24, 2011

Muammar Gadhafi is dead. Good. Naturally, in this era of litigating everything, everywhere, all the time; the question of how he actually died has become an issue because the rules of engagement generally state you can kill someone who is actively trying to kill you, but you can't kill him after you've taken him into custody.

Byron Babione | October 24, 2011

In New Jersey, the Township of Union Public School District has suspended a special education teacher named Viki Knox because she sat in her own home, on her own computer, and expressed her Christian faith on her personal Facebook page.

Michael Barone | October 24, 2011

Religious faith is a source of strength in many people's lives. But religious faith when taken too far can prove ludicrous -- or disastrous.

Mike Adams | October 24, 2011

It isn’t always fun being a conservative activist. There are some days I want to throw in the towel and find an easier job – like selling flannel shirts at Indigo Girls concerts or booking campus speeches for Noam Chomsky. Just a few weeks ago, I had one of those days.

John Ransom | October 24, 2011

Jobs seem to be not just optional, but unnecessary when it comes to the New Energy economy the New Liberal Order is creating for us all. In the New Energy economy they probably want to “people” the jobs with energy efficient robots that will vote the straight union ticket and take a paycheck that goes to 100 percent to union dues.

Katie Kieffer | October 24, 2011

When all else fails, sex sells. The only way to sell the American public on socialism is to use sex appeal because socialism does not appeal to reason or justice. And watching handsome high rollers head to prison is no doubt an Occupy Wall Streeter’s notion of ultimate bondage sex appeal.

Doug Giles | October 24, 2011

Blameshifting, according to success expert Stephen Covey, is a key habit to being a hobbled and broke Occupy Occupuss. The other day I saw a trust fund baby Columbia grad at an OWS rally blathering about how Wall Street was “oppressing” him, and I’m sitting there thinking, “Yeah, sure. It’s Wall Street’s fault you can’t find gainful employment.

John Hanlon | October 24, 2011

There are a lot of reasons why people know the name Emilio Estevez. Some know him because his father is Martin Sheen and his brother is Charlie Sheen. Others know him for playing the “jock” in “The Breakfast Club.” Still others know him for his work playing coach Gordon Bombay in “The Mighty Ducks” films. Even others know him for the many other films that he's acted in or directed over the years.

Terry Paulson | October 24, 2011

The mirror into modern-day America created by the "occupiers" who have taken to the streets reveals painful images and insights for those committed to traditional American values. Even without a clear, core message, most Americans can identify with the anger at those who have contributed to our broken economy. But many tax-paying Americans are equally fed up with the stream of complaints from the self-obsessed protestors who want their debts forgiven and the "rich" to pay for their "free" education.

Lurita Doan | October 24, 2011

As Americans watch the misguided Occupy Wall Street protesters continue to press their disjointed, anti-capitalist, anti-American message, it seems that it might be time for a counter effort aimed at Hollywood.

Bruce Bialosky | October 24, 2011

Last week’s column described a major victory for individual freedom – the Supreme Court ruling that parents are responsible for supervising their children and protecting them from hideous computer games.

Dan Holler | October 24, 2011

It is time for our leaders in Congress – the ones lifted into power by a conservative wave – to take a bold, principled stand and put an end to energy subsidies. These subsidies distort private sector investment, waste taxpayer dollars, and allow the government to pick winners and losers.

Kyle Olson | October 24, 2011

Unsurprisingly, one of the few interest groups advocating for the “American Jobs Act” is the American Federation of Teachers. Despite claims that “the money is not for us as teachers,” everyone knows that’s a farce. Nobody suggests teachers shouldn’t be paid, but they shouldn’t patronize taxpayers by suggesting that increased spending on government schools isn’t for the teachers.

Chris Poindexter | October 24, 2011

The global web of commerce is prone to false alarms and I’m always skeptical of claims that organizations barely capable of coherent management of their core mission are somehow capable of pulling off a global coup. But reports coming in from Europe are troubling and convey the impression that a sense of panic is setting in across the Atlantic. There is good reason for concern here because of the intertwined nature of the global banking system.

Mike Shedlock | October 24, 2011

EU officials are still bickering over how to do a 100 billion euro bank recapitalization when four times that amount is needed.

Jack Bouroudjian | October 24, 2011

But as I told my pastor at our church’s finance committee meeting the other day, when it comes to the market, there’s no hoping, wishing or praying allowed. You have to watch what’s happening and react to it.

Janet M. LaRue | October 24, 2011

Who can say “gay” isn’t okay in New Jersey? Judging by Gov. Chris Christie’s actions, teachers can't.

Jeff Carter | October 24, 2011

On December 15th, 1967, Lynch and the rest of his platoon were on their way back for a well-deserved rest when they were called in to support another company that had been outnumbered by an enemy force. Under intense fire, Lynch carried three wounded soldiers to safety, and single-handedly defended them against the advancing enemy force for several hours.

Douglas MacKinnon | October 24, 2011

As the Republican primary process continues, there is no doubt that the establishment GOP is winning and the Tea Party is losing.

Bob Beauprez | October 24, 2011

The shell game accounting that was employed in March 2010 by the White House and Democrats in Congress to pretend that ObamaCare would actually reduce the federal deficit was embarrassingly transparent.

Chris W. Cox | October 24, 2011

Last week, the House Judiciary Committee considered amendments to the “National Right-to-Carry-Reciprocity Act” (H.R. 822), which would allow any person with a valid, state-issued concealed firearm permit to exercise the right to carry a firearm in any state that permits concealed carry.

Sun, Oct 23, 2011

Salena Zito | October 23, 2011

TULSA, Okla. – “I don't say I am no better than anybody else but I’ll be damned if I ain’t just as good.”

Jeff Carter | October 23, 2011

Innovation and start up companies are not fixed in time. They are more like outer space and the big bang. The more there are the more that are started. It can be endless if we create the right environment for it.

Mike Shedlock | October 23, 2011

Deutsche Bank AG Chief Executive Josef Ackermann says it isn't clear recapitalization efforts will help solve the crisis. An extra 400 million Euros will prove way insufficient once Portugal, then Spain, then Italy get into trouble.

Amy Oliver | October 23, 2011

Mining in China has turned towns and hamlets into “cancer villages.” Rivers run murky white to shades of orange. Fish and ducks are dead. And villagers bury friends and neighbors who die of cancer in their 30s and 40s reports Intellasia.

Mark Baisley | October 23, 2011

This uncomfortable topic necessarily became part of the discussion when Robert Jeffress, Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, referred to Mormonism as a cult and presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a “competent non-Christian.”

Marita Noon | October 23, 2011

Republican Governor Donald Carcieri wanted to make RI the first state in the country with an offshore wind farm. In 2008, he pushed the Block Island Wind Farm project. It may give him a longed-for legacy—but it will not “lower energy costs.”

Derek Hunter | October 23, 2011

Unemployment stands at 9.1 percent, with real unemployment closer to 20. Nearly 50 million Americans are on food stamps. We’ve added $4 trillion in new debt in less than three years. And there’s no sign any of this will change soon.

John Ransom | October 23, 2011

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Daniel Doherty | October 23, 2011

The famous humorist Will Rogers once said, “We always want the best man to win an election. Unfortunately, he never runs.”

Austin Hill | October 23, 2011

With the “occupy” protesters disrupting civic life around the country and President Obama publicly bonding with them, we’re seeing that magical phrase – “the system has failed” – being used in increasingly ambiguous ways. So it makes sense that the rest of us should ask a couple of important questions: What “system” are they talking about? And in what sense has that system “failed?”

Debra J. Saunders | October 23, 2011

The families of the 270 people killed in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 no longer will have to watch as Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, the man who ordered the attack, visits New York to deliver his long rants to the United Nations.

Kevin McCullough | October 23, 2011

During this past week while President Obama was out campaigning for re-election... (er... I mean 'selling his jobs bill') the most indictable evidence of his failure was made evident to all.

Steve Chapman | October 23, 2011

Cain's big achievement up to now was serving as president and CEO of Godfather's Pizza. But at the rate he's going, Americans will soon start to wonder if he knows the difference between a thin-crust pie and the box it came in.

Paul Jacob | October 23, 2011

Some common complaints reveal more about the complainer than about the object of grievance.