Sat, Dec 03, 2011

John C. Goodman | December 03, 2011

Don't you think our military veterans deserve decent health care? I certainly do. That's why I like Mitt Romney's idea of setting the veterans free. Give them the opportunity to choose private health care alternatives to the Veterans Health Administration (V.H.A.), a system that too often fails them.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | December 03, 2011

If you are like us, every day you pick up a smartphone and you send email, visit with friends on Facebook, send a text message or even log into your bank's website and pay a bill. These modern day conveniences have become routine.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | December 03, 2011

If you are like us, every day you pick up a smartphone and you send email, visit with friends on Facebook, send a text message or even log into your bank's website and pay a bill. These modern day conveniences have become routine.

Bob Goldman | December 03, 2011

I don't think the framers put it in the constitution, but if Thomas Jefferson ever laid his eyes on an iPhone 4S, I'm sure he would have stuck it in there well before the right to bear arms and the right to free speech.

Jeff Carter | December 03, 2011

Occupy Wall Street wants to dictate. They aren’t interested in competing and listening.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 03, 2011

There are several levels of jaw-dropping incompetence in this story, including the fact that the job at the Agriculture Ministry was offered to the wrong person and the supposed right person was recommended for a different job at the Infrastructure Ministry.

Political Calculations | December 03, 2011

are the key milestones with respect to the Fed's quantitative easing programs, along with some other notable events. Our chart below shows the overall timeline over the past three years.

Mike Shedlock | December 03, 2011

Were it not for people dropping out of the labor force, the unemployment rate would be well over 11%.

Crista Huff | December 03, 2011

Broke and suffering corporations do not give away money like Disney has. As I’ve discussed all year, many American companies are in sound financial shape, despite the economy.

Carl Horowitz | December 03, 2011

The phrase “jobs Americans won’t do” all too often serves as a rationale for maintaining high levels of immigration. Get set for an equally dubious idea to justify mass immigration: “housing Americans can’t buy.” Senators Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, among others, are believers. And they’re offering a sweet deal.

Bob Beauprez | December 03, 2011

315,000 people gave up looking for a job and left the work force, and that reduced the Labor Participation Rate to just 64 percent. Less people working doesn’t bode well for economic growth in the months ahead.

Gil Morales and Chris Kacher | December 03, 2011

One of our favorite formations is the “head & shoulders” formation, a pattern that investors should be aware of during environments where former leading stocks have begun to falter. Historically, leading stocks have often formed such a pattern before rolling over for good and plumbing to new lows.

Steve Deace | December 03, 2011

For the past three years I have worked on a book project dealing with the 30-year failure of the Religious Right to win on a single policy issue despite all of the elections its won, the money its raised, and the headlines its generated.

Fri, Dec 02, 2011

Caroline Glick | December 02, 2011

Something is happening in Iran. Forces are in motion. But what is happening? And who are the forces that are on the move? Since this week's bombing in Isfahan, the world media is rife with speculation that the war with Iran over its nuclear weapons program has begun. But if the war has begun, who is fighting it? What are their aims? And what are their methods and means of attack?

Rich Galen | December 02, 2011

We can say this about our friend Newt Gingrich: He has never suffered from public self-doubt.

Karen Lugo | December 02, 2011

Having participated in numerous community events aimed at combating Islamists trying to limit free speech, I am convinced we will only protect speech rights in this country if we have the help of patriotic American Muslims.

Steven Aden | December 02, 2011

Perhaps one of the most novel aspects of the recently released iPhone 4S is the Siri app, which allows you to ask your phone questions and then hear your phone answer them – a nascent form of artificial intelligence. However, as great as this technology is, the ACLU is quite upset over the fact that the app doesn’t appear to be abortion friendly.

Brian and Garrett Fahy | December 02, 2011

In the aftermath of the nation’s favorite fall pastimes -- overeating and over shopping -- comes a tumultuous week of new news about old topics: Barney Frank, Billy Crystal and the Occupy movement.

Kathryn Lopez | December 02, 2011

Mitt Romney did something oddly appropriate during a post-Thanksgiving interview with Fox News host Bret Baier: He got peeved.

Jonah Goldberg | December 02, 2011

In 2008, I wrote a book called "Liberal Fascism." That title came from H.G. Wells, one of the most important socialist writers in the English language. He believed, as did his fellow Fabian socialists, that Western democratic capitalism had outlived its usefulness.

Paul Greenberg | December 02, 2011

Somewhere, no doubt, Joe Paterno has a copy of all the memoranda he sent to the university about this or that outrage he duly reported, recorded and registered. And then duly, officially and thoroughly forgot. Hannah Arendt had a phrase for it: the banality of evil.

Matt Mackowiak | December 02, 2011

If Cain had done a few things differently, he might still be the frontrunner for the GOP nomination. Here’s what he did wrong:

Hugh Hewitt | December 02, 2011

I began Thursday's radio show by playing the clip of Newt Gingrich telling ABC's Jake Tapper that he would be the GOP nominee --not once but five times in various ways in less than 60 seconds.

Michelle Malkin | December 02, 2011

She's perfect. Miley Cyrus, Hollywood's perpetually half-dressed wild child with an insatiable appetite for attention, jumped in front of the Occupy Wall Street bandwagon this week. The young Disney mogul unveiled a YouTube anthem hailing the aimless, anti-capitalist protesters. Smells like opportunistic teen queen spirit.

Brent Bozell | December 02, 2011

The Hollywood elite's concern for the children stops at the water's edge of physical fitness. They simply do not touch the subject of moral fitness. On The Huffington Post, former entertainment executive Laurie David offered this pre-holiday piece of encouragement: "Thanksgiving Conversation Starter: Is It Time to Ban Soda Ads on Prime Time Television?"

David Limbaugh | December 02, 2011

Instead of trying to govern, a matter about which I suppose we should be grateful, President Obama is once again galloping from fundraiser to fundraiser, straining to make the implausible case that the country needs his second term.

Mona Charen | December 02, 2011

Five years ago last month, Milton Friedman died at age 94. To the very end, the Nobel Prize winning economist was astute, tireless and wonderfully avuncular. Thanks to the Internet, his commentaries on subjects ranging from greed, to slavery, to the Great Depression myth and many other topics, can be enjoyed forever.

John Ransom | December 02, 2011

The Tea Party folks would have just brought some sort of cheese-covered casseroles and maybe some bottled water. Occupiers brought communicable diseases. Now that’s a type “communism” in action; hope you can believe in.

Oliver North | December 02, 2011

Our Fox News crew is here wrapping up our 100th "War Stories" documentary -- with some of the "stars" of previous episodes. Though most of the Marines here are recent veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, their present focus is on the next trouble spots. Thanks to inept national security planning in Washington, there are more vulnerabilities today than there were just three years ago. At the top of the list: Iran.

Suzanne Fields | December 02, 2011

Once upon a time, they called it "the double standard." Women were held to higher virtue than men. Then women learned to stoop to conquer. In a sex-saturated world, women could exploit their tales of sex for titillation and money. A woman no longer has to be the victim of a brute. She could be a damsel in the distress of others.

Linda Chavez | December 02, 2011

Americans notoriously care little about foreign affairs, but this week's elections in Egypt deserve our attention. The Egyptian version of the so-called Arab Spring began as a popular uprising against long-term strongman Hosni Mubarak and promised greater liberty and freedom for the most populous Arab nation.

Diana West | December 02, 2011

Having written countless columns and blog posts arguing that the see-no-Islam counterinsurgency strategy (COIN) has led to failure in two wars in the umma (Muslim world) and the dhimmification of the U.S. military, it's almost funny to see the debate more or less officially joined over my recent column on what appears to be simply the gross-out, PG-13 movie topic of peeing toward Mecca. Or, rather, not peeing toward Mecca. Or, rather, not peeing toward Mecca.

Donald Lambro | December 02, 2011

Congress is working on extending the employee Social Security payroll tax cut for one more year, and possibly cut it for employers, too. But no one's talking about how much revenue this will drain from a fund that's already turned "cash negative."

Ed Feulner | December 02, 2011

With Russian President Dmitry Medvedev issuing threats about America’s planned missile defense for Europe, it may be time to remind the Obama administration why we need such defenses in the first place -- in Europe and elsewhere.

Michael Brown | December 02, 2011

As outrageous as it is to hear about the new sex-ed curriculum for New York City schools, beginning with middle schools, there are some school districts for which the program does not start early enough.

Peter Ferrara | December 02, 2011

In New Hampshire on November 21, Newt Gingrich, who has just been endorsed by the Manchester Union Leader, unveiled sweeping entitlement reform proposals, discussed in a comprehensive, extensive campaign position paper now available at Newt.org. Those proposals reflect closely my own work over many years, discussed in detail in my recent book, America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb.

David Sterman | December 02, 2011

Home to the world's second-largest economy, Japan has seen its main stock index, the Nikkei, tumble, tumble again and tumble some more during the past 20 years.

Ralph Benko | December 02, 2011

Roubini’s sloppy characterization of the gold standard as causing the Great Depression — viewed as inaccurate by scholars of Bernanke’s stature — is commonplace but wrong.

Bill Tatro | December 02, 2011

Given easy access to credit swaps, the junk bond buyers would be foolish to buy corporate rather than government.

Political Calculations | December 02, 2011

Today's news that the number of initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits being filed for the week ending 26 November 2011 ticked back up over the 400,000 mark is right on track with the prediction we published over a month ago.

Jeff Carter | December 02, 2011

Bill Ayers leads a comfortable, worry-free life next door to Louis Farakhan in Hyde Park.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 02, 2011

I was flabbergasted when Andy Stern, a former union boss and long-time Obama ally, wrote a column for today’s Wall Street Journal praising the efficiency and vitality of China’s planned economy.

David Morris | December 02, 2011

It was the spring of 2010 when a media firestorm is ignited over the passage of a new law in the Grand Canyon State. The controversy? Simple enforcement of the federal law wherein the federal government has proven derelict: securing the border against illegal immigration.

Thu, Dec 01, 2011

Tony Katz | December 01, 2011

The remains of Occupy LA were hauled off to the city dump, by the city, at the taxpayers’ expense. The amount of trash? Approximately 30 tons.

Michael Brown | December 01, 2011

Well, the truth be told, I made it all up, but I did so to illustrate a point, namely, that much of the current sex-ed curricula in our schools borders on being criminal and, in many ways, it is just as irresponsible as my fictitious scenario.

Michael Whalen | December 01, 2011

Elizabeth Warren, liberal candidate for the senate in Massachusetts, recently declared that nobody succeeds on their own in the country. This is true. There are always many people involved in any success. But she took it one step further, stating that success is a gift from civilized society..

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | December 01, 2011

December is often the time of too many events, too many parties, too many obligations, too many gifts and too much family. There are quite a few Decembers in my recent memory where I did too much, slept too little and was worn out or sick by Christmas.

Victor Davis Hanson | December 01, 2011

From 2007 to 2009, a surge of 20,000 troops under the generalship of David Petraeus saved a mostly lost war in Iraq. Petraeus' counterinsurgency doctrine helped win over the population, as the surge in troops gave greater security to Iraq's government and military.

Michael Barone | December 01, 2011

One question I sometimes have been asked in this presidential campaign goes something like this: Why does Mitt Romney sound so corny?

Larry Elder | December 01, 2011

When Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., announced his intention not to seek re-election after a 32-year career, not one of the nightly news broadcast network anchors found time or space to mention either Frank's central role in the housing meltdown or his congressional reprimand. Not one.

Judge Andrew Napolitano | December 01, 2011

Can the president use the military to arrest anyone he wants, keep that person away from a judge and jury, and lock him up for as long as he wants? In the Senate's dark and terrifying vision of the Constitution, he can.

John Ransom | December 01, 2011

People need to start apologizing to Jimmy Carter for the comparisons to Obama. Obama's so bad that reality no longer suffices. We have resort to comparisons to fictional TV characters to give people the scope of how bad he really is.

Michael Reagan | December 01, 2011

To listen to the "elite" media you'd think that a renowned statesman was regrettably planning to leave the political scene. As Jason Mattera of Human Events has noted, "After his announcement that he won't seek reelection, the Washington Post heralded the disheveled congressman Barney Frank as leaving a 'legacy that crosses from legislative cornerstones to political confrontations to a historic place as the nation's most prominent gay lawmaker.' "

Cal Thomas | December 01, 2011

Seventy years ago this month, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and brought America into a war that had begun in Europe in 1939.

Debra J. Saunders | December 01, 2011

In AMC's zombie series, "The Walking Dead," tensions build between an old-fashioned veterinarian farmer, named Hershel Greene -- who thinks zombies have a disease that may be cured someday -- and a caravan of gun-packing refugees, led by Deputy Rick Grimes.

Matt Towery | December 01, 2011

Yes!!! My polling in the presidential race made Drudge today ... a first! I don't even care.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 01, 2011

When Barney Frank announced the other day that he was shuffling off stage after three decades in the Congressional limelight, I was brought back to 1980, when some very thoughtful friends from Harvard told me to watch him.

Steve Chapman | December 01, 2011

"Put down the salt shaker and back away from the table. And don't even think about going for the chips." Those are lines you may hear on a TV police drama of the future, when the federal drive to curb salt consumption reaches cruising speed.

Townhall.com Staff | December 01, 2011

Watching the sex scandals at Penn State and now Syracuse Universities develop, one can’t help but wonder how people with such polluted values could be protected for so long to the detriment of so many. It’s a sad commentary on the state of American society, our legal process and institutions that hold a public trust.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 01, 2011

Republicans who accept a tax hike to get entitlement cuts will wind up with bad policy that crowds out needed reforms.

Mark W. Hendrickson | December 01, 2011

On Tuesday, November 15, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visited Grove City College. I had a choice to make—whether to meet him or attend to the tons of work I had to finish before several looming deadlines.

Bill Tatro | December 01, 2011

Everyone getting whatever they want; it has become the great American way. It would seem little has changed over the past 90 years.

George Friedman | December 01, 2011

The United States and NATO have been exposed as waging a war that depended on the willingness of first Pakistan and now increasingly Russia to permit the movement of supplies through their respective territories. Were they both to suspend that privilege, the United States would face the choice of expanding the war to seize supply lines.

Jeff Carter | December 01, 2011

Goolsbee said a lack of transparency is dooming the bank bailouts in Europe. It’s creating more uncertainty and he thinks Europe may be doomed. But, he added that the US is in better shape than anyone else.

Robert Knight | December 01, 2011

Atheists must be the most fragile peaches in the basket. They’re always getting bruised by the slightest exposure to public displays that remind them of Christmas, God, the Ten Commandments, or worst of all, Jesus.

Larry Kudlow | December 01, 2011

In terms of Europe’s overall problems, with governments unable to live within their means, and with investors on strike against government bonds and a very shaky banking system, the Fed action is really like taking a Tylenol gel cap

Marvin Olasky | December 01, 2011

Christianity had its moment in Libya. How long, Lord, until it has another?

Wed, Nov 30, 2011

Ann Coulter | November 30, 2011

With the mainstream media giddily reporting on an alleged affair involving Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, how long can it be before they break the news that their 2004 vice presidential candidate conceived a "love child" with his mistress, Rielle Hunter?

Crystal Wright | November 30, 2011

Newt Gingrich’s rise to leader of the pack among Republican presidential hopefuls isn’t an accident nor is he just the GOP flavor of the month.

Susan Stamper Brown | November 30, 2011

As I write, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement's popularity is dropping just about as rapidly as the movement's masses are being kicked out of the places across the country they've all but destroyed.

Michael Norton | November 30, 2011

Planned Parenthood Federation of America recently posted a job opening for Vice President of Communications. According to the announcement, it is looking for someone who is “strategic, innovative and experienced,” with the capability of providing “vision, leadership and direction for PPFA’s communications.” (I suppose it’s a given that possible applicants are those who were fortunate enough to be born instead of aborted as children.)

Paul Greenberg | November 30, 2011

The only serious question raised by Occupy Wall Street/Little Rock/(fill in the name of your own city here) is whether it can be taken seriously.

Kelvin Kemm | November 30, 2011

We must demand scientific rigour on climate change, or we will reap the consequences

Jeff Jacoby | November 30, 2011

Mary Archer's death in 1981 was horrific. Gary Haugen, her daughter's former boyfriend, broke into her home in Portland, Ore., where he raped the 39-year-old, then beat her to a lifeless pulp using his fists, a hammer, and a baseball bat. He pleaded guilty to her murder and was sentenced to life in the Oregon State Penitentiary.

Thomas Sowell | November 30, 2011

It used to be common for people to urge us to learn "the lessons of history." But history gets much less attention these days and, if there are any lessons that we are offered, they are more likely to be the lessons from current polls or the lessons of political correctness.

Michelle Malkin | November 30, 2011

At the dawn of his administration, President Obama opined: "A democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency." Magical rays of white-hot sunlight emanated from his media-manufactured halo. And then bureaucratically engineered darkness settled over the land.

John Stossel | November 30, 2011

If government destroys all the paths out of poverty, the welfare state will look like the only way to help the poor. Maybe, in addition to helping entrenched interests, that's the bureaucrats' goal.

Walter E. Williams | November 30, 2011

Benefiting from a hint from an article titled "Is Harry Potter Making You Poorer?", written by my colleague Dr. John Goodman, president of the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis, I've come up with an explanation and a way to end income inequality in America, possibly around the world.

Brent Bozell | November 30, 2011

From the breaking news, one might think that with a woman who claims she had a 13-year affair with presidential candidate Herman Cain, someone is being seriously exposed as a hypocrite. That would be the press. The media can't deny they continue to display a lousy double standard. For Republican candidates, scandalous news is instant. For Democrats, it's eventual, if at all!

Jonah Goldberg | November 30, 2011

Earlier this month, the left highlighted Joe Therrien as a symbol of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Frustrated with the shortcomings of the school system, Therrien quit his job and "set off to get an MFA in his passion -- puppetry." Three years and $35,000 in student-loan debt later, Therrien returned home to find he couldn't land a full-time job. Apparently, a master's in puppetry doesn't provide the competitive edge in the marketplace he'd hoped for.

Mike Adams | November 30, 2011

Dear Dr. Miller: Let me first express my great satisfaction over your selection as our new chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I am delighted to have a former Mississippi State Bulldog in charge of our university. I am also impressed by your qualifications. Unlike your predecessor, you were not selected on the basis of your gender or any other irrelevant demographic characteristics.

Tony Blankley | November 30, 2011

As a technical matter, many, if not most, congressional historians believe that conscious, congressional partisanship in recent times did not start with the Tea Party or Obama or Bush or Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton in the 90s.

Michael Medved | November 30, 2011

Conservative resistance to Mitt Romney’s nomination increasingly emphasizes electability as much as ideology, concentrating on his perceived weaknesses as a candidate along with his inconsistent approach to the issues.

Ben Shapiro | November 30, 2011

This week, in Oakland, Calif., America saw yet another stellar example of the glories of diversity. At a taping of a rap music video in that fair city, eight people, including a one-year-old child, were shot. When a classical music video goes wrong, somebody busts a string. When a rap music video goes wrong, somebody busts a cap.

Terry Jeffrey | November 30, 2011

When he ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1992, Paul Tsongas repeatedly made it clear: He loathed President George H.W. Bush's flip-flopping on abortion and his inattentiveness to what Tsongas perceived as the urgent need for global population control.

Austin Bay | November 30, 2011

The social and economic success of Arab Spring 2011's revolutions hinges on the personal and public integrity of democratic political Islamists, like the leaders of Tunisia's Ennahda Party claim to be.

Donald Lambro | November 30, 2011

Ten years after President George W. Bush cut income tax rates, his decision still remains at the epicenter of debate over future economic policy.

Rachel Marsden | November 30, 2011

Global leaders are set to meet in Durban, South Africa, from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9, in an attempt to figure out how to continue their fight against "climate change" when the first Kyoto Protocol commitment period ends in 2012. Since I'm currently sitting here in the dark with the heat off, perhaps they'd grant me the temporary moral authority to offer a few suggestions for their agenda.

Jacob Sullum | November 30, 2011

"I don't believe in amnesty," Mitt Romney said in 2006, but "I don't believe in rounding up 11 million people and forcing them at gunpoint from our country." Although Romney is loath to admit it, the underlying reality remains the same.

Rich Tucker | November 30, 2011

My grandmother used to prefer margarine to butter. Whether that was because she thought it was healthier or because she preferred the flavor, we’ll never know. Clearly, though, she hadn’t been paying attention to the federal government.

Ken Connor | November 30, 2011

Democrats blame the recent Super Committee's deficit reduction failure on Republican obstinacy and obstructionism. It was the GOP's refusal to raise taxes on the super rich, the Dems maintain, that resulted in the committee's inability to reach a compromise.

David Sterman | November 30, 2011

I've decided to profile three emerging economies worth a deeper look. Each of these three markets are valued at less than 10 times projected 2012 earnings, as measured by the stocks held in each of their primary indexes.

Peter Schiff | November 30, 2011

Angela Merkel's refusal to support a Federal Reserve style bailout of European sovereigns and her recent statement the she had no Hank Paulson style fiscal bazooka in her handbag, has lowered the heat.

Mike Shedlock | November 30, 2011

The Keynesian clown financial prescription is always more-more-more debt until and even after things blow sky high.

Jeff Carter | November 30, 2011

People in political power often use fear as a stick to get what they want. People with motivation to affect one outcome or another will almost always try to terrify the general public to get what they want.

Political Calculations | November 30, 2011

As the fifth largest major foreign holder of U.S. debt, one whose share of that debt has been growing consistently for several years, the Obama administration may well have made a strategic decision to favor Brazil's Embraer company as a reward for Brazil's growing ranking among all foreign holders of U.S. government-issued debt.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 30, 2011

Democrats in the Senate want to make the temporary tax cut even bigger and “offset” that tax cut with some soak-the-rich tax increases. Republicans, meanwhile, are frozen like deer in the headlights.

Dave Ramsey | November 30, 2011

It sounds to me like your husband has gone gazelle intense about getting out of debt, and in the process may have left you behind a little bit.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | November 30, 2011

I'm rarely asked about preferred stock, so I'm happy to shed some light on an often-misunderstood investment.

Matt Mackowiak | November 30, 2011

The 2012 political year is right around the corner and the recent failure by the so-called "Super Committee" to reach agreement on $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction will re-cast the environment on Capitol Hill and shape the 2012 campaign.

Tue, Nov 29, 2011

Paul Kengor | November 29, 2011

This week hunters across America storm the woods loaded for deer. For yet another indication of how times have changed, consider this account of deer season a half century ago:

Diana West | November 29, 2011

Camp Victory, one of only 10 U.S. bases still in operation, will be closed soon. According to the agreement signed in 2008 by President George W. Bush and implemented by President Barack Obama, the U.S. military in Iraq is coming home. In Afghanistan, meanwhile, no preparations for departure are so clearly evident.

Mary Grabar | November 29, 2011

In a turn-around that made the Dissident Prof’s head spin more than Linda Blair’s in The Exorcist, the Center for American Progress, the think tank co-founded by George Soros, posted several articles and held conferences praising (gasp!) the founding fathers. The respectful reference comes in an article posted last month on the organization’s web page, and co-authored by the organization’s longtime President and CEO, now chairman of the board, John Podesta, President Clinton’s Chief of Staff.

Thomas Sowell | November 29, 2011

Now that Newt Gingrich has become the latest in a series of Republican front-runners, he is getting the kinds of scrutiny and attacks that have done in other front-runners.

Chuck Norris | November 29, 2011

Today I will address not only exactly what the goal and meaning of progressives' "fundamentally transforming the United States of America" are but also what I believe we can do to stop that onslaught from overturning our republic.

John Hawkins | November 29, 2011

Milton Friedman was an extraordinary Nobel Prize-winning economist whose ideas helped underpin modern conservative economic theory. His contributions to economics and the conservative movement cannot be underestimated. Sadly, Milton Friedman passed away a little more than five years ago at the ripe old age of 94. Although Friedman is no longer with us, his words, his ideas, and his legacy live on. In honor of Friedman, here are some of his best quotations.

Mike Adams | November 29, 2011

Recently, I have been getting a lot of complaints about the lack of diversity in my opinion column.

David Limbaugh | November 29, 2011

The GOP presidential nomination process is a roller-coaster ride -- sometimes uplifting, other times discouraging, but we press forward.

Mona Charen | November 29, 2011

While the nation was digesting its turkey dinner, Rep. Michelle Bachmann was seizing an opportunity to score points at Newt Gingrich's expense. Suggesting that his position on illegal immigration amounts to "amnesty," Bachmann predicted that the GOP electorate would "come home" to the person who has been the most "consistent conservative." That would be, she offers, herself.

John Ransom | November 29, 2011

Next in line for Frank’s chairmanship of the House Financial Services Committee, presuming the Democrats could win back the House, would be This Old Socialist, Maxine Waters (D-Bat Stuff Crazy).

Neal Boortz | November 29, 2011

OK, Republicans. Since you’re so religious and all – it’s time for a little “come to Jesus meetin’”. If you’re not familiar with the term, click on the link. It’s time for a little harsh dressing down. Do you realize what we have at stake in this election next year? This isn’t just about taxes, pork spending, social security benefits and repairing bridges. This is about saving our Republic.

Cal Thomas | November 29, 2011

During the presidential campaign of 2000, George W. Bush was criticized by some conservatives for calling himself a "compassionate conservative." Some believed the term to be redundant. Now we're in the middle of the 2012 presidential campaign and candidate Newt Gingrich has called for a "humane" policy on illegal immigrants. Gingrich wants illegal residents who have been in America for 25 years to stay, so as not to "separate families."

Dennis Prager | November 29, 2011

The governor of Oregon, John Kitzhaber, announced last week that he would not allow any more executions in his state during his time in office.

Rachel Alexander | November 29, 2011

Now that Newt Gingrich has become one of the top two contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, he is falling under intense scrutiny.

Debra J. Saunders | November 29, 2011

As a Republican congressman, Newt Gingrich filed ethics charges that led Democratic House Speaker Jim Wright to resign in 1989. Later, the House elected Gingrich speaker. Then, in 1998, Gingrich resigned after his own close encounter with an ethics probe. Wright said he didn't want to gloat, but he did compare Gingrich to "an arsonist who sets fire to his building without stopping to realize the flames are going to consume his own apartment."

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | November 29, 2011

For at least two generations, blacks have been taken for granted by Democrats and ignored by Republicans. At times, the administration and black community leaders simply demand our personal allegiance to bad policies simply because we are black.

Phyllis Schlafly | November 29, 2011

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, opening on Nov. 28, called COP-17, is one of a series of U.N. meetings working toward a specific goal. Advertising for this meeting features a long list of invited celebrities including Angelina Jolie, U2's Bono, Ted Turner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore and Michael Bloomberg.

Bill Murchison | November 29, 2011

New York's senior senator, Charles Schumer, contends that "a major shift in public opinion" has placed "jobs and income inequality" atop the list of political issues for 2012.

Kyle Olson | November 29, 2011

Bill Ayers recently appeared before a group of activist teachers to encourage them to keep up the fight.

Townhall.com Staff | November 29, 2011

The Associated Press recently described legislation aimed at reversing certain decisions of the National Labor Relations Board as merely a Republican response to “union-friendly” decisions of the Obama Board (Sam Hananel, “Labor Board Headed For Gridlock Again,” Associated Press, 10/28/11).

Craig Steiner | November 29, 2011

We may very well see an appeal to pool the debt of Europe and the United States together into a joint liability spanning our two continents.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 29, 2011

Here’s what you need to know: America’s fiscal crisis is actually a spending crisis, and that spending crisis is driven by entitlements.

Political Calculations | November 29, 2011

Since the U.S. economy's performance is largely driven by inertia, we anticipate that this lackluster performance will continue well into 2012.

Jeff Carter | November 29, 2011

Today, compromise has a totally different meaning than it did in 1775. Usually in the context of today’s version of “compromise”, it means the left gets most of what they want, and the right gets to spend more on defense.

Brett McMahon | November 29, 2011

Many of us spent this weekend with families and focused on the thanks in our hearts for our blessings, but once again Obama’s job-killing National Labor Relations Board is giving us plenty to remain un-thankful about.

Mike Shedlock | November 29, 2011

As much as $11 billion is set to go straight into the hands of the desperately needy: George Soros, John Paulson, Michael Dell, and Christopher Flowers.

Hadley Heath | November 29, 2011

Everyone is busy this time of year, but women - who still do the majority of shopping, cooking, and cleaning - have their hands particularly full. In most families, Mom organized the family get-together, made the Thanksgiving turkey, and woke up early for Black Friday shopping. Now Mom will turn to Christmas preparations: decorating, gift wrapping, and party planning.

Paul Tracy | November 29, 2011

Some people may see the stock as "boring" and say that it hasn't gone anywhere for years. But I see something different, and I think Buffett sees the same thing.

Bill Tatro | November 29, 2011

The President told a newspaper representative that it might “be necessary to throw to the wolves the people who have incomes in excess of $1 million a year.”

Bob Beauprez | November 29, 2011

For all the blather about saving-and-creating jobs, you might think the Administration would embrace what’s going on in oil and gas and try to glom on to the good news in one of the few industries doing well right now. But, no; in fact the war on oil and gas goes on.

Mon, Nov 28, 2011

Paul Greenberg | November 28, 2011

Reading the daily news stories out of Cairo is like following the fever chart of some disease whose course was traced long ago. And can now be found in any standard medical textbook. In this case, just look under Revolution, Stages of.

Armstrong Williams | November 28, 2011

While reflecting on my childhood recently, I realized that self-esteem has a phenomenal impact on one's ability to become an entrepreneur.

Michael Brown | November 28, 2011

I have the utmost sympathy for men and women who feel they are trapped in the wrong body. At the same time, Western society is heading in the direction of what can only be called transgender insanity, or transanity for short.

Frank Gaffney | November 28, 2011

I had an unsettling flashback last week listening to two of the Republican presidential candidates talk about foreign policy. Representative Ron Paul of Texas and former Utah Governor Jon Hunstman espoused isolationist stances that called to mind one of the most preposterous public policy debates in decades.

Matt Patterson | November 28, 2011

"Laws were most numerous when the state was most corrupt." — Tacitus, The Annals III.27

Rich Galen | November 28, 2011

The New Hampshire Union-Leader (neé Manchester Union-Leader) endorsed Speaker Newt Gingrich for President in the Republican primary which will be held there on January 10, 2012. This is no small deal for Gingrich because it is a legitimate endorsement from the daily newspaper of the largest city in the state.

Humberto Fontova | November 28, 2011

Intrepid terrorists could get maximum bang for their buck on “Black Friday.” A few well-placed bombs and the carnage would easily shame 9/11's. Macy's, for instance, serves tens of thousands of shoppers that one day. If nothing else, the theme would make for a hair-raising Hollywood drama or disaster blockbuster. Credibility might be a problem, however.

Byron York | November 28, 2011

Is there any more dangerous position in politics than being the surging front-runner in the Republican presidential race? Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain have all been in that seat, and all have fallen out.

Michael Barone | November 28, 2011

What should be done about income inequality? That basic question underlies the arguments hashed out in the supercommittee and promises to be a central issue in the presidential campaign.

Mike Adams | November 28, 2011

Author’s note: This is the last column in a three-part series. The other installments are in my archive, which can be accessed directly from this column. The URL is tangled up in a little blue hyperlink somewhere on this page.

Star Parker | November 28, 2011

The Pew Research Center has provided some timely food for thought as we enter our traditional holiday season.

Katie Kieffer | November 28, 2011

Like a bad lover, the EPA is a nagging, beguiling mooch. The EPA unconstitutionally barged into our lives and we need to break free from this destructive relationship; let’s give the EPA a two-letter title beginning with ‘E’ and ending with ‘X.’

Lurita Doan | November 28, 2011

Americans long for a new group of more honest public servants and elected officials that will put the public interests above their own shameful grub for personal profits.

Bruce Bialosky | November 28, 2011

The election of 2010 brought many non-professional politicians to Washington, but none more noteworthy than Colonel Allen West (R-FL).

Dan Holler | November 28, 2011

The Golden Gate Bridge is an ironic American structure. It was finished in just four years and came in $1.3 million under budget. Earlier this month, California Senator Dianne Feinstein acknowledged that could not happen today: “…it would take a hundred years to do it with all the permits we need.”

Chris Poindexter | November 28, 2011

If we are in another 2008-esque downward trend, spurred by investors fleeing to liquidity, then I have some really good news for gold investors because 2009-2010 saw gold prices go from the $700s to the $1,100s and to $1,400 by the start of 2011.

Bob Goldman | November 28, 2011

Many of these self-help seminars and coaching sessions require you to "pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses." This is a time-wasting exercise, since your boss already provides this information to you on a regular basis.

Jeff Carter | November 28, 2011

What a difference a month makes. On October 30th, most market watchers were gleeful. We had one of the strongest rallies ever.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 28, 2011

The stunning part of the conference was learning – as part of casual conversation during breaks, meals, and other socializing time – how many rich people are planning for the eventual collapse of European society. Not stagnation. Not gradual decline. Collapse.

Mark Calabria | November 28, 2011

Not only has Dodd-Frank failed to end too big to fail; it has extended the federal safety net.

David Sterman | November 28, 2011

I took a closer look at the stocks that have given up most or all of their gains in subsequent sessions to see what their fundamentals look like for the upcoming quarters. It's important to keep in mind that the recent price drops these stocks have seen is not their fault. They're good companies stuck in a lousy market environment.

Mike Shedlock | November 28, 2011

Politicians never give up on bad idea except by death or removal from office, as the newest plan to rescue the Euro proves.

Bill Tatro | November 28, 2011

Thus, in my opinion, any decision by the twelve super committee members was not done for the benefit of this country, but simply for the twelve’s own self interests.

Sun, Nov 27, 2011

Austin Hill | November 27, 2011

What could possibly be wrong with Obamanomics? Just ask Bill the crane shop owner.

Mark Calabria | November 27, 2011

The FHFA projects that, by the end of 2014, total taxpayer costs will be between $220 billion and $311 billion.

Jeff Carter | November 27, 2011

The brick and mortar stores opened even earlier than ever. Some even on the evening of Thanksgiving. How long before they just stay open 24/7? Even though I think it’s nuts to wait in line at a store to spend money, it doesn’t matter. Crowds of shoppers hit the stores.

Mike Shedlock | November 27, 2011

What happens if home prices plunge (and they will) in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, New Zealand, Britain, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden?

Crista Huff | November 27, 2011

I carry no business debt, and in fact, do not own a business credit card. It’s hard enough earning enough money to live on: I don’t need debit payments cutting into my cash flow.

Marita Noon | November 27, 2011

Based on a newly released report from Oliver Wyman, a leading global management consulting firm, “There is a growing need to increase electricity prices. These rate increases are largely being driven by environmental, regulatory, and security requirements.”

John Ransom | November 27, 2011

Bullying? In my opinion we aren’t bullying this president and the rest of the politicians nearly enough. If I thought it would make a difference I’d call them all every name in the book and then switch languages and do it again.

Mark Baisley | November 27, 2011

From my perspective as someone who spent a weekend as an illegal alien in 1980, this segment of the debate was of particular interest.

Derek Hunter | November 27, 2011

Think about this list as you force-feed yourself one more turkey sandwich. Talk to your friends about this.

Salena Zito | November 27, 2011

Brandon Chu thinks everything will be OK.

Doug Giles | November 27, 2011

As I watch the various college-aged Occupiers in their True Religion jeans talk about how bad they’ve got it while they tweet on their Macs during a catered lunch consisting of salmon filets with dill sauce as a Rasta Columbia grad student strums gently on his Washburn 118SW, I keep thinking, “You charmed babies don’t have it that bad.”

Debra J. Saunders | November 27, 2011

For all their whining about the "police state" and the city's failure to respect their "First Amendment rights," Occupy Oakland activists have managed to flout the law with regular impunity. Somehow demonstrators have managed to turn Frank Ogawa Plaza into a tent stew and shut down parts of the city in a so-called general strike Nov. 2, and still they think they're victims who have been deprived of their free speech rights.

Steve Chapman | November 27, 2011

In most countries, the future is impossible to predict, but the past doesn't change. In Russia, it's just the opposite.

Steven Aden | November 27, 2011

The pursuit of death affects people. It changes who they are and what they think and how they live. It does this because it is antithetical to life and to everything that protects and prolongs it.

Michael Youssef | November 27, 2011

After making numerous phone calls and speaking to many Christian leaders in Egypt this week, I have learned that what is really happening on the ground is far removed from the television reporters’ happy endorsement of democracy seekers.

Bob Beauprez | November 27, 2011

Most everyone in the media is talking about the “failure” of the committee, and certainly Barack Obama has already started the blame-game against Republicans, and many on the GOP side have responded in kind. We’re not so sure, though, that the lack of a deal from the committee was all that bad.

Paul Jacob | November 27, 2011

Sometimes the truth is more instructive than legend.