Sat, Mar 17, 2012

John Ransom | March 17, 2012

Yesterday it hacktivist's Jeremy Hammond's mom's turn to ask Anonymous a few questions. Today Anonymous- or some portion of them- responds to her.

John C. Goodman | March 17, 2012

Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other social insurance programs are bankrupting America. They will produce ever-escalating deficits for as far as the eye can see.

Ed Feulner | March 17, 2012

When it comes to regulations, President Obama’s message to his conservative critics seems to be: Message received. Early last year, he vowed to crack down on over-zealous rule-making, noting that the “rules have gotten out of balance” and “have had a chilling effect on growth and jobs.” He’s right -- they have.

Kyle Olson | March 17, 2012

The Connecticut Senate is considering a bill which would require all government school students to learn “labor history” as a part of the curriculum.

Steve Deace | March 17, 2012

Oregon’s Ariel and Deborah Levy are quite possibly the worst parents in America. And when you stop and think about the sorry current state of the American family, that’s saying quite a lot.

Jeff Crouere | March 17, 2012

Recently, a Washington Post story highlighted another laughable waste of public money on a “green” fantasy, affordable and efficient light bulbs.

Michael Prell | March 17, 2012

A strange thing happened on the way to get Kony: the media began attacking Kony’s attackers.

Gina Loudon | March 17, 2012

This left Democrats scratching their heads, scrambling to say the event was off, then on, then scrubbed of Maher but still taking place, then to pointing fingers at Republicans saying that they made the whole event up.

Bill Tatro | March 17, 2012

After that I read the latest headlines “Are Financials Due for a Rebound” and I think maybe buying Bear Stearns makes sense at this price.

Karen Lugo | March 17, 2012

Head Sheriff of Los Angeles, Lee Baca has cultivated relationships with Muslims and has cemented close ties to CAIR and other Muslim political action groups. He claims that “diplomacy should be the primary mission of all Americans” and he assures Muslim groups that he understands that “when one religion is under threat, all religions are under threat.”

Chris Poindexter | March 17, 2012

The good news is that gold prices are falling because the rest of the world economy is looking up and the recovery is solid.

Mike Shedlock | March 17, 2012

As it stands now, I do not believe BLS numbers, and neither so it seems, does Gallup.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 17, 2012

I’ve remarked before that Democrats are the evil party and Republicans are the stupid party. Well, if anyone needs additional proof about GOPers being clueless and tone deaf, exhibit A is Congressman Rick Crawford of Arkansas.

Jeff Carter | March 17, 2012

They have been so pre-occupied with sinking their fangs into the spoils left to them by Dodd-Frank that they forgot they needed to regulate a marketplace.

Bob Beauprez | March 17, 2012

Various reports from Obama’s own government including the Energy Department, the Congressional Research Service, and the Energy Information Agency as well as a plethora of private analyses tell a story of vast reserves of energy here domestically.

Lincoln Brown | March 17, 2012

Personally, I believe that if your faith requires or even moves you to wear a turban or hijab, then by all means wear that which speaks to your faith. I also happen to believe the same thing about crosses and crucifixes.

Charles Payne | March 17, 2012

So much has been made about that op-ed on Goldman Sachs, and I want to chime in, too.

Michael F. Cannon | March 17, 2012

For all these reasons, scholars from the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, and countless other groups are advising states to refuse to create ObamaCare Exchanges and to send all related grants back to Washington. Perhaps Newt Gingrich’s health care advisers could lend a hand, instead of trying to cement ObamaCare in place.

Fri, Mar 16, 2012

Larry Kudlow | March 16, 2012

The reality is, oil, gas, and coal -- not wind, solar, geothermal, and algae -- are going to be crucial to America’s transportation, electricity, and economic growth for many decades to come.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | March 16, 2012

The US Justice Department has blocked the implementation of a Texas statue to require voters to present a photo id at the voting booth. Last December, the same Eric Holder led department blocked the enforcement of a similar law in South Carolina.

Rich Galen | March 16, 2012

Today, at 8 AM local time, the Apple iPad (colloquially, but not officially, known as the iPad 3) goes on sale at the hundreds of Apple stores in the US and overseas, plus Wal-Mart, AT&T, Verizon, Best Buy, Radio Shack and Target stores.

Paul Greenberg | March 16, 2012

Another week, another GOP presidential primary to note before moving on to the next inconclusive one. And so it goes on the long trail a-winding to exhaustion or Tampa or both.

Michael Brown | March 16, 2012

Talking with Palestinian and Muslim students after my lecture at the University of South Florida in Tampa on March 8th, I was pained (but not surprised) to hear their version of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

Michelle Malkin | March 16, 2012

The nation's vice campaigner in chief went on the attack against Republicans this week, clad in full populist armor. "These guys don't have a sense of the average folks out there," said The Everyman.

John Hawkins | March 16, 2012

Should you vote for Barack Obama or the Republican candidate in 2012? Here's a little quiz to help you decide!

Brent Bozell | March 16, 2012

You know it's election season when Republican candidates get angry phone calls from liberal musicians telling them not to use their old music (like "Survivor" whacking Newt Gingrich for using "Eye of the Tiger" from 1982).

Jonah Goldberg | March 16, 2012

Warning: What you are about to read is a deeply cynical view of the 2012 election. If you're looking for puppies and rainbows, check back with me another time.

David Limbaugh | March 16, 2012

President Obama said, "The package we've put together" will "start bending the cost curve on health care" and "cut the deficit by a trillion dollars." Even a sympathetic Congressional Budget Office has finally put the nail in the coffin of that howler.

Mona Charen | March 16, 2012

The best advocates are often converts. So it is with Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute.

John Ransom | March 16, 2012

In an attempt to educate the world at-large about the dangers of Anonymous, Rose Collins reached out to Townhall Finance and spoke about her son, Jeremy Hammond and Anonymous. She ended by asking a few questions of her own in an open letter to Anonymous.

Ken Blackwell | March 16, 2012

The idea behind economic sanctions is simple: If you deprive the people in a warlike country of enough “stuff,” they’re rational actors and they’ll stop their aggression.

Oliver North | March 16, 2012

Four years ago, when then-Sen. Barack Obama was campaigning for president, he said of Afghanistan: This is "a war that we have to win."

Pat Buchanan | March 16, 2012

The original "Hollywood blacklist" dates back to 1947, when 10 members of the Communist Party, present or former, invoked the Fifth Amendment before the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

Suzanne Fields | March 16, 2012

You don't have to be an elderly Aunt Agatha to remember when feminism was about equal rights and equal pay.

Diana West | March 16, 2012

I am looking at a heartwarming 1945 photograph of a Canadian-liberated town in the Netherlands, all joyous spontaneity and relief as townspeople (two wearing wooden shoes) celebrate their liberation from Nazi Germany. Nearly 70 years later, this snapshot in time is relevant to events currently swirling around a tragic, aberrational incident in which a U.S. Army staff sergeant apparently walked off base and killed 16 Afghan civilians.

Stephen Smoot | March 16, 2012

Last week, the Obama Administration sought to increase the Chevrolet Volt purchaser tax credit from $7,500 to $10,000.

Donald Lambro | March 16, 2012

Gas prices continue to soar, up to a national average of $3.81 a gallon in the past week, hitting a high of $4.35 per gallon in some parts of the country.

Mike Shedlock | March 16, 2012

Madeline and I are not the only ones who noticed the plunge in California. Chriss W. Street on Beitbart discusses the California Exodus behind the drop. Street has the reason: Businesses fed up with high taxes have fled the state.

Bob Beauprez | March 16, 2012

About all Obama does on Syria is wring his hands.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 16, 2012

Here is some good news. The Institute for Justice has filed suit against the IRS for its disgusting behavior.

Crista Huff | March 16, 2012

The best stocks to buy after a stock market correction are (1) stocks* which only fell a tiny percent compared to the market as a whole, and (2) stocks* which are correcting from a big run-up. (* And always, these stocks must have excellent fundamentals.)

Chris Poindexter | March 16, 2012

As nice as it is to see the speculators leave, it’s only a matter of time before they come back around. In the meantime it’s hard to go wrong buying in the mid-$1,600 price range.

Jeff Carter | March 16, 2012

Innovation is hard. It can be very expensive depending on the industry. Legislation is cheaper, and can derail competitors for a long time.

Peter Schiff | March 16, 2012

The Fed is running QE with or without an overt policy behind it, and will likely only show its hand if it feels it is necessary to prop up a faltering stock market, which currently we do not have.

Charles Payne | March 16, 2012

I'm not sure if this means we go straight up and twist so-so news into the great news, but I do believe the fix is in.

Lincoln Brown | March 16, 2012

The Administration and the Hollywood elite are not responsible for this claptrap. We are. We have to ask some tough questions.

Fritz Pfister | March 16, 2012

Funny thing happened at the grocery store. Seems the rising gas and oil prices resulted in the highest food inflation in twenty years. But not to worry, your government tells you there’s no inflation. Bye, bye disposable income.

Thu, Mar 15, 2012

Jeff Carter | March 15, 2012

Today, the White House decided not to list the wines and vintages served at state dinners. Too bad. I understand that they are sensitive because sometimes they serve pretty expensive stuff there and they don’t want to seem out of touch with the regular people that drink two buck Chuck.

Cliff May | March 15, 2012

Fareed Zakaria is wearing his “I’m perplexed” face. On his weekly CNN program, he is noting that Saudi Arabia did not go nuclear in response to “Israel’s buildup of a large arsenal of nuclear weapons.” So why, he asks the camera, would the Saudis do so in response to Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons?

Maggie Gallagher | March 15, 2012

All day this past Tuesday, I crisscrossed Mississippi on the Rick Bus, a Susan B. Anthony List-led independent effort to turn out Rick Santorum voters who care about life, marriage and religious liberty.

Tony Katz | March 15, 2012

Mitt Romney missed a chance to wrap up the GOP nomination last night, placing a disappointing third in the Alabama and Mississippi primaries. The delegate count is still in his favor, but the bigger story here is that the "front runner" lost to both Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. This means only one thing - we need another debate.

Bryan Beauman | March 15, 2012

Kentucky has an anti-bullying law on the books. It’s been there since 2008, but the ACLU, Kentucky Fairness Campaign, and Democrat legislators decided it needed to be enhanced this year.

Alan Sears | March 15, 2012

When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, i.e., ObamaCare, was being debated in public and in Congress during 2010, Americans who supported life were told again and again that the legislation would not cover abortion.

Hugh Hewitt | March 15, 2012

Mitt Romney’s nomination as the GOP standard bearer is the fall is as inevitable as Barack Obama’s renomination.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 15, 2012

It's interesting what drives people toward their goals. For some, it is fame, fortune or celebrity. For others, it's personal achievement, parents pushing or peer pressure that has been internalized. Some seem to have no drive at all -- there is no fire in their belly, no reason to work hard and reach goals.

Judge Andrew Napolitano | March 15, 2012

The First Amendment to the Constitution prohibits the government from infringing upon the freedom of speech, the freedom of association and the freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Thomas Sowell | March 15, 2012

Many years ago, I learned of an episode in the life of a promising young black man that is relevant to things happening now. He had been educated at a good school, and went on to receive degrees at good colleges and universities. Then he went for a Ph.D. in mathematics at one of the leading departments in that field.

Victor Davis Hanson | March 15, 2012

In so-called "March in March" protests, thousands of students in California universities recently demonstrated in outrage over spiraling tuition costs.

Michael Barone | March 15, 2012

You can almost hear the note of surprise in their voices when you read the Washington Post and New York Times reporters' stories on their papers' latest political polls.

Larry Elder | March 15, 2012

"Meet the Press" host David Gregory asked his panel "where civility has gone in our public discourse." Incredibly, one panelist urged people to be more "mature" and not "poison the atmosphere."

Mike Adams | March 15, 2012

There is simply no intolerance like that of so-called gay rights activists. In recent years, they have passed feminists as the most censorious political faction in higher education. Homosexual activists at Ohio University demonstrate that the gay rights movement is not about equality. It never has been. It is about forcing your views on others and forcing your opponents into closeted lives as second class citizens.

John Ransom | March 15, 2012

Whether it’s the stimulus, the Chevy Volt, TARP, unemployment, Solyndra, gas prices, the deficit- math just never works out for Obama and Company. Let’s face it, if these guys were students, we’d be testing them for some sort of number-related learning disability.

Michael Reagan | March 15, 2012

In less than 50 years they ruined my home state.

Cal Thomas | March 15, 2012

Rick Santorum deserves credit for his impressive primary victories in Mississippi and Alabama.

Debra J. Saunders | March 15, 2012

In the heat of the Democrats' "We Love Women" campaign, the White House took a detour to testosterone land Tuesday.

Matt Towery | March 15, 2012

As soon as Newt Gingrich failed to win both Alabama and Mississippi in the GOP race for president, most members of the mainstream media and political strategists with whom I talked readily admitted, off the record, that he was the most qualified among the Republican candidates to serve as president.

Paul Greenberg | March 15, 2012

It's the latest chapter in a continuing saga: Still another climateer has been caught monkeying with the evidence.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 15, 2012

WASHINGTON -- For a couple of years now, I have been talking about the Kultursmog, the utterly polluted state of our political culture. Those who pollute it are the liberals.

Steve Chapman | March 15, 2012

Metaphors can be useful, unless they are allowed to override reality. In recent weeks, advocates for "reproductive freedom" have said that part of the Republican "war on women" is the proposal to let religious employers refuse to buy contraceptive coverage in their health insurance plans.

Peter Schiff | March 15, 2012

In the wake of the Credit Crunch, the Fed solved the problem of resetting adjustable-rate mortgages by essentially putting the entire country on an teaser rate. Just like those homeowners who really couldn't afford their houses, our balance sheet looks fine unless you factor in higher rates.

Mike Shedlock | March 15, 2012

If it's such a great deal for the UK Osborne claims, then surely it is not a great deal for fools willing to hold 100-Year bonds for the duration.

Janet M. LaRue | March 15, 2012

Schadenfreude, according to Webster, is “enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others.” It encapsulates the essence of women using government to force others to pay for their contraception.

Bob Goldman | March 15, 2012

Let's face it. Meetings are the red-headed stepchild of business today. And I'm sure if we could get a bunch of red-headed stepchildren together for a meeting, they'd dump on meetings, too.

Gil Morales and Chris Kacher | March 15, 2012

Based on present technical action, the uptrend in Apple Computers is alive and well.

Chris Poindexter | March 15, 2012

Prices are moving lower because institutional investors are moving out, leaving fire sale prices in their wake.

David Sterman | March 15, 2012

In fact, everyone at StreetAuthority knows that our readers are big fans of dividends. They are among our most popular stories and our most popular newsletters.

Charles Payne | March 15, 2012

Four banks failed the stress test, including GM's newest, best bailed-out bank Ally.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 15, 2012

If presidential statements came with asterisks, the fine print at the bottom of the page would read “offer good in China only.”

Wed, Mar 14, 2012

Ann Coulter | March 14, 2012

What with liberal women constantly talking about their vaginas suddenly pretending to be offended by the word "slut," and conservatives pretending to be as pussified as liberals about the nasty names they've been called, I never got an answer to the most pressing question about Sandra Fluke.

Rebecca Hagelin | March 14, 2012

Decades ago, when Roe v. Wade was decided, conservatives and many religious folks predicted that the country had begun an inevitable slide towards a murderous future: a time when certain people-in addition to unprotected pre-born children-- would be declared less valuable than others, their killing justified.

Mary Grabar | March 14, 2012

What happens when an education editor wants to advance her own liberal agenda, even as her newspaper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, brags about “Bringing Balance to Opinions”?

Jeff Jacoby | March 14, 2012

IN A NEW JERSEY COURTROOM on Monday, the defense rested in the trial of Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers freshman accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with an older man.

Michelle Malkin | March 14, 2012

CNN's Soledad O'Brien isn't used to criticism. In the world of media elites, she's a beloved figure and an award-winning news anchor. But last week, she revealed her true, decidedly non-neutral colors. And she's not happy about the hoi polloi questioning her hallowed journalistic objectivity.

John Stossel | March 14, 2012

"If you have 10,000 regulations," Winston Churchill said, "you destroy all respect for law."

Walter E. Williams | March 14, 2012

Last month, at a Raeford, N.C., elementary school, a teacher confiscated the lunch of a 5-year-old girl because it didn't meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines and therefore was deemed nonnutritious. She replaced it with school cafeteria chicken nuggets.

Byron York | March 14, 2012

Several critics, most of them conservatives, have complained that 'Game Change,'; the HBO movie made from the best-selling 2008 presidential campaign book, portrays Sarah Palin as profoundly stupid. Indeed it does.

Brent Bozell | March 14, 2012

Our transparently feminist media are currently cranking their hyperbole machines in their War on Limbaugh. They are reporting -- chortling, really -- that Republicans have a huge problem with women voters. The Washington Post breathlessly reports that their poll found Democrats won by 25 points on "Cares more about issues that are especially important to women."

Jonah Goldberg | March 14, 2012

As gasoline prices climb, President Obama's poll numbers plummet. In February, a Washington Post/ABC poll had Obama up 6 points against Mitt Romney. Monday's poll has him down 2.

John Ransom | March 14, 2012

Now here’s another brief reminder: We’ve been here before with the Obama economy- like last year- and it won’t take much- think rising gas prices, Israeli air strike- for the economy to go back into the tank. So don’t count me as one of the people who thinks the employment report is Obama’s friend.

Michael Medved | March 14, 2012

Attempts to advance a leftwing media agenda by destroying Rush Limbaugh’s radio show will surely fail -just as efforts to advance a progressive economic agenda by punishing the nation’s most productive corporations and individuals have always failed.

Terry Jeffrey | March 14, 2012

It was January 1991. Half a million U.S. and allied troops were deployed in Saudi Arabia ready to roll north.

Ben Shapiro | March 14, 2012

The verdict is in: The mainstream media believes that Derrick Bell is not a story. They believe it so deeply that they've had members of the Breitbart.com team on national television repeatedly; they've spent thousands of words covering it; and they've mentioned it on radio and the Internet incessantly.

David Harsanyi | March 14, 2012

Can the president kill an American simply because the person is dangerous and his arrest would be impractical? Can the president be judge, jury and executioner of an American in a foreign country because he believes that would keep America safe? Can Congress authorize the president to do this?

Austin Bay | March 14, 2012

In the wake of the murder of 16 innocent Afghan civilians, slain by a lone American soldier, the Afghan government is asking the Obama administration to do two things.

Paul Greenberg | March 14, 2012

Can this be Eric Holder, our Eric Holder, the same attorney general of the United States who used to snub military law, who set out to close the military prison and courts at Guantanamo, who preferred to tie up Lower Manhattan with a showy civil trial of the mastermind of September 11th, one of those civil proceedings that could delay and therefore deny justice indefinitely?

Timothy Daughtry | March 14, 2012

Though we may be tempted to laugh at the silliness of the Democrats’ recent accusation that the Republican Party is waging a “war on women,” mainstream Americans need to brace themselves: This is but a mild example of the kind of tactic we can expect from the Obama forces during the 2012 campaign, and the left uses tactics like that because they work.

Donald Lambro | March 14, 2012

The precipitous rise in Barack Obama's job disapproval numbers stunned the West Wing Monday and shook Democratic leaders. The president is getting failing scores on all of the politically pivotal issues: from a weak economy, high unemployment and skyrocketing gas prices to trillion-dollar budget deficits.

Rich Galen | March 14, 2012

Alabama and Mississippi. Southern States. States that help define the word "Southern" in the United States.

Jacob Sullum | March 14, 2012

In the two weeks before this month's Super Tuesday primaries, The Wall Street Journal reports, "outside political action committees supporting the Republican presidential hopefuls spent three times as much as the candidates themselves."

Paul Tracy | March 14, 2012

The banking sector of the Bloomberg Europe 500 Index is up nearly 20% so far this year, doubling the performance for the index as a whole. And in the U.S., the S&P Financials Index has been the leading sector in the S&P 500.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 14, 2012

For your reading enjoyment, a financial glossary for modern times, including in many cases an example of how the term should be used.

Ralph Benko | March 14, 2012

In virtually every airport bookstore in America right now you will find a little sleeper of a book in the business section which is as riveting as a thriller and as hard to put down. James Rickards Currency Wars made this reader remember what Secretary of the Navy John Lehman so vividly told Tom Clancy after reading his multi-million-seller Hunt for Red October: “Who the hell cleared this?”

Ken Connor | March 14, 2012

It is no secret that in life, our values tend to guide our decisions.

Robert Knight | March 14, 2012

As the American Civil Liberties Union prowls the land to muzzle public prayers, rip out Ten Commandments monuments and terrify small towns over nativity scenes, help may be on the way from the U.S. Supreme Court.

George Jarkesy | March 14, 2012

When executive insiders invest in their company’s stock they are saying a lot.

Mike Shedlock | March 14, 2012

Nominal prices are arguably not the best way of looking at things. I asked Doug Short at Advisor Perspectives if he would chart "Real" home prices.

Charles Payne | March 14, 2012

The odd thing is in the land of the free we don't have freedom of choice, either. The Fed gets to decide if the risks are worth the rewards.

Night Watch | March 14, 2012

Four news services have raised questions about Fort Lewis, one calling it the most troubled base in the military. Medical staff at Fort Lewis supposedly cleared this sergeant for a fourth combat tour, after having received a head injury in Iraq.

Chris Poindexter | March 14, 2012

While things aren’t looking good for commodities prices in general and gold prices in particular, I’m not prepared to revise my outlook about gold prices for the week. It’s still early; a lot can happen.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | March 14, 2012

There are distinct differences between IRAs and regular brokerage accounts.

Jeff Carter | March 14, 2012

Instead of listening to the platitudes of each side, it might be better to delve into the data. “Money talks and BS walks” as they say.

John Browne | March 14, 2012

Last week the Greek government, with the heavy handed support of its larger friends in the Eurozone, succeeded in coercing some 85.8 percent of private sector bondholders to "voluntarily" exchange Greek sovereign bonds for a face value of 53.5 percent.

Bob Beauprez | March 14, 2012

If you had any lingering doubts about the Obama Administration’s lack of respect for the Constitution or for the sovereignty of the United States of America, Leon Panetta put that to rest.

Bill Tatro | March 14, 2012

It seems there is a concerted effort by Wall Street, Main Street, Washington DC, the mainstream media, and even the PPT (Plunge Protection Team) to convince you that the journey, in fact, has just begun.

Tue, Mar 13, 2012

Ken Blackwell | March 13, 2012

The Far Left is making an unprecedented two-track move to derail states’ efforts to protect the integrity of the ballot box for this November’s elections. While the Department of Justice (DOJ) is blocking state efforts, liberal activists are taking this issue to the United Nations as a human rights violation.

Mark W. Hendrickson | March 13, 2012

Reform in America’s public schools occurs with seemingly glacial slowness. In the private sector, businesses (including schools) that provide a lousy product quickly lose customers. They either correct their deficiencies or they eventually close.

Humberto Fontova | March 13, 2012

“I love Cuba!” bellowed comedian Jim Belushi last week from a Havana stage. The comedian who cashed-in on his comedian brother’s name was giving a stand-up routine as guest of honor of a regime whose “constitution” mandates two years in prison for any subject overheard cracking a joke about his host.

Rachel Marsden | March 13, 2012

French President Nicolas Sarkozy was elected five years ago by promising to modernize France's societal infrastructure and bring it more into line with America's: less government reliance, more freedom in life and work.

Susan Stamper Brown | March 13, 2012

In an attempt to alleviate rampant voter fraud discovered in previous elections, the state of Texas passed a new voter ID law in 2011, which the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) brazenly blocked March 12, 2012 because it claims the law would disenfranchise minority voters.

Thomas Sowell | March 13, 2012

There have been many frauds of historic proportions -- for example, the financial pyramid scheme for which Charles Ponzi was sent to prison in the 1920s, and for which Franklin D. Roosevelt was praised in the 1930s, when he called it Social Security. In our own times, Bernie Madoff's hoax has made headlines.

Chuck Norris | March 13, 2012

President Barack Obama's energy plan involves radically increasing gas prices to the European rate of about $10 a gallon. And he's well on his way, as gas prices have more than doubled since he took office in January 2009, when gasoline was only $1.79 per gallon.

John Hawkins | March 13, 2012

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. -- 1 Corinthians 13:11

Mike Adams | March 13, 2012

The phone lines at Wichita State University (WSU) have apparently been down for well over a decade. At least it appears that way after WSU blatantly violated a twelve-year old Supreme Court ruling in its efforts to curtail religious expression across its state-supported campus. Fortunately, my friend and attorney David French of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has intervened.

John Ransom | March 13, 2012

What should shock and outrage you is that the veneer of credibility that allows Hollywood’s latest bash-Sarah-scheme to thrive, is that it has been funded by contributions from conservatives just like you.

Mona Charen | March 13, 2012

Dear President Obama...

Cal Thomas | March 13, 2012

You've got to hand it to Democrats and the Obama re-election campaign. Like a quarterback who looks left to draw the defense away from his intended target on the right, Democrats have managed to divert our attention.

Dennis Prager | March 13, 2012

After 25 years of lecturing on happiness, writing a book on the subject ("Happiness Is a Serious Problem") and devoting an hour of my radio show every week for the last 13 years to happiness, here are some conclusions about who is happy.

Pat Buchanan | March 13, 2012

Sunday was the first anniversary of the 9.0 earthquake off the east coast of Japan that produced the 45-foot-high tidal wave that hit Fukushima Prefecture.

Debra J. Saunders | March 13, 2012

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi agreed to a plea bargain on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge and two related charges that began with a New Year's Day argument during which Mirkarimi allegedly bruised his wife's arm. The district attorney dropped the three original charges; Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 13, 2012

Contrary to foolish meanderings of politicians, social issues are not only an integral feature of our fiscal policies but also specifically of our tax laws.

Bill Murchison | March 13, 2012

Rick Santorum protests that Mitt Romney "can't close the deal" with GOP voters -- a truism that, truth to tell, could apply with equal force to Rick Santorum, not to mention Newton Leroy Gingrich or even, come to think of it, Ron Paul.

Frank Gaffney | March 13, 2012

When Barack Obama became President of the United States, he swore an oath to “preserve, protect and defend our Constitution.” Unfortunately, evidence has accumulated ever since that he feels no obligation to honor his commitment.

Gil Morales and Chris Kacher | March 13, 2012

When a country or company is bankrupt, they're bankrupt. A country should not deny it and try to prop them up. Obey reality.

Mike Shedlock | March 13, 2012

Given how badly Sarkozy trails in recent polls to challenger François Hollande, it's difficult to know for sure if this is some political stunt to revitalize his sinking chances, or if he has really turned isolationist.

Dave Ramsey | March 13, 2012

I believe this kind of revelation starts out as a simple idea that gradually grows into a job and then into a career. Then, it evolves over time into a calling.

Crista Huff | March 13, 2012

Next, I said, "Here's the same paycheck for a person who's not living in debt."

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 13, 2012

Good fiscal policy exists when the private sector grows faster than the public sector, while fiscal ruin is inevitable if government spending grows faster than the productive part of the economy.

Paul Tracy | March 13, 2012

Only 17 profitable U.S. companies were paying yields of more than 12%... compared with 210 abroad. The numbers fluctuate day to day, but the trend is pretty clear.

Bill Tatro | March 13, 2012

It’s so darn funny that the Federal Reserve was featured in a recent Wall Street Journal article by Jon Hilsenrath that paraphrases the legendary Bugs Bunny line.

Hadley Heath | March 13, 2012

The heated public debate about the HHS mandate requiring employers to cover contraception has brought out the worst in “feminist” organizations. It’s time to blow the whistle: They’ve resorted to creating outright fiction in order to fundraise and fear-monger. Sadly, upon examination, many of their claims go beyond the usual political spin, to outright untruths that are actually destructive to women’s empowerment.

Bob Beauprez | March 13, 2012

Consumer Reports tried to test the Karma, a $100,000 electric car creation of Fisker Automotive, but it died and wouldn’t restart on the test track. Fisker engineers couldn’t even come up with a reason to explain why the car failed to run.

Marybeth Hicks | March 13, 2012

Last week, amid the furor over Georgetown University law student and feminist activist Sandra Fluke’s now-famous congressional testimony about the “financial burden” of contraception for college coeds, the ensuing media feeding frenzy over talk-radio giant Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Ms. Fluke, and the White House’s masterful creation of a supposed “war on women” being waged by Mr. Limbaugh and conservatives, something very serious was lost in the shuffle.

Brian and Garrett Fahy | March 13, 2012

Revealing his distorted view on the relationship between faith and politics, at the recent National Prayer Breakfast President Obama exploited Scripture to justify increasing taxes on those he defines as rich. Years spent under the teaching of Jeremiah Wright apparently produced a confused theological mix of Karl Marx and St. Matthew. Next time the president fundraises in California, he might stop in Boyle Heights or San Diego to see how conviction born of faith is actually effecting change, and producing hope.

Armstrong Williams | March 13, 2012

Can someone please explain to me why the Republican party of Florida allowed Congressman Allen West to be gerrymandered out of his congressional district?

Chris Poindexter | March 13, 2012

Commodities are down early on news that hedge fund managers have reversed earlier bullish bets in commodities, but I’m skeptical of that report.

Jeff Carter | March 13, 2012

Rarely do any seed stage companies go to IPO. Plus, with Sarbanes-Oxley, the incentive is to avoid it.

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Fred Wszolek | March 12, 2012

In the coming weeks, S.J. Res. 36, a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act will come to the floor of the U.S. Senate. If passed in both houses of Congress and signed by President Obama, this resolution of disapproval will nullify the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent rule amending its election procedures limiting the ability of employers, particularly small businesses, to obtain the legal counsel and fair representation they need to express their views on unionization.

Marvin Folkertsma | March 12, 2012

Contemporary liberals fondly recall their progressive forebears from a century past, who railed against trusts and fought for social justice. Certainly, their forebears did much to make them proud; after all, who now could argue against measures that purified the water, ended child labor, compensated workers who suffered disabling accidents, and launched political reforms such as the initiative, recall, referendum, and party primary?

Crystal Wright | March 12, 2012

When Rush Limbaugh exercised his 1st Amendment right to free speech and criticized Sandra Fluke for whining about paying for her birth control pills, Democrats and the liberal mainstream media pounced.

Tony Katz | March 12, 2012

While Mitt Romney is isn't making any special effort to attract Tea Party voters, Rick Santorum is trying to convince them that social conservatism is integral to Tea Party values. But Newt Gingrich is floating a new strategy - tempt Tea Party voters with Gov. Rick Perry and a Gingrich/Perry ticket.

Rich Galen | March 12, 2012

This will be a test. A civility test. I want to talk about this Rush Limbaugh v Bill Maher business of using really bad words to describe people they don't agree with.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | March 12, 2012

Norm Dicks has been in the House of Representatives for 35 years. During those years, he became famous for his insider deal making and bringing home the bacon to not only his district but also his family. But despite years of whispers of corruption and profiteering, he always seemed to skate past accountability.

Salena Zito | March 12, 2012

As a devout Mormon, Mitt Romney was the presidential candidate experts anticipated could have a problem winning over Catholic voters.

Star Parker | March 12, 2012

In 1993, then Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan published a paper in which he coined the phrase “defining deviancy down.” He was ringing an alarm about what he saw as a dangerous social unraveling as result of our redefining deviant behavior as normal, rather than doubling down on traditional standards of behavior.

Mike Adams | March 12, 2012

Like most of you, I try to be financially responsible. For example, I pay my IRS estimated pre-payments well in advance. I also make conservative estimates of what I owe the IRS.

John Ransom | March 12, 2012

It’s important to note that the poor performance of the solar industry came at a time when government financial support has been at an all-time high world-wide. It only goes to show that politics and public policy are poor substitutes for free market economics.

Katie Kieffer | March 12, 2012

Tim Tebow and I both blitzed the Department of Education; we were both homeschooled.

Lurita Doan | March 12, 2012

During the past year, Barack Obama has attended over 100 fundraisers. Even in a cynical, political town, such as Washington, DC Obama is racking up some staggering numbers, with time spent out of the office leading the list.

Terry Paulson | March 12, 2012

As with C.S. Lewis, I cannot disclose how this devilish, intercepted communication fell into my hands, but disclose it I must.

Bruce Bialosky | March 12, 2012

I, for one, was delighted when President Obama decided that all forms of birth control should be provided for free by insurance companies. There’s little doubt that every woman should have the right to unrestricted sexual activity without the burden of an unwanted child. More importantly, I’m now prepared to make my case to get free blood pressure medication included in my insurance plan.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | March 12, 2012

What would you do if someone was threatening to kill you? Imagine that this person not only hated you vehemently, but was thought to have killed many of his own family members in cold blood. You know for a fact he owns several weapons and strongly suspect he has been attempting to purchase more.

Dan Holler | March 12, 2012

Washington logic will be on full display in the United States Senate this week. Senators – ranging from the most liberal to the most conservative (by some measures anyway) – will hem and haw about how outrageous federal subsidies are for a certain industry, and then they will turn around and vote for subsidies for a different industry.

Tad DeHaven | March 12, 2012

Not content with the damage they've already done, politicians in Washington continue to entrust stale bureaucracies with the job of righting the economic ship instead of getting the federal government out of the way.

Michael Tanner | March 12, 2012

Clearly Social Security has many structural characteristics that resemble those of the classic Ponzi or pyramid scheme.

George Friedman | March 12, 2012

While Southern Europe is still rich by global standards, it is a distant second by the high standards of Northern Europe.

Bob Goldman | March 12, 2012

When your manager tells you that you stink, it's natural to think it's a comment on your performance at work, not the lack of performance of your deodorant at work.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 12, 2012

It seems like the philosophical belief in individualism and limited government sometimes has an impact in the polling booth. According to a recent study, Obamacare was poison for Democrats in 2010.

Charles Payne | March 12, 2012

Briggs went on to many more lackluster performances before getting destroyed by Vitali Klitschko.

Jeff Carter | March 12, 2012

It seems like every day there is a new accelerator starting somewhere in the United States. Entrepreneurship is hot, and because accelerators like Tech Stars and Y Combinator have been successful, other places think this is the path to prosperity. But is it?

Chris Poindexter | March 12, 2012

The recovery in gold prices has been tentative, mainly due to the big bite gold futures took on February 29th after Chairman Bernanke failed to signal the Fed’s willingness to pump more cash into the economy.

Mike Shedlock | March 12, 2012

Scandals surrounding Norm Dicks are long, and deep. However, it was a Freedom on Information request by Doug Cloud, involving FBI files from the lobbyist PMA Group that finally caused Dicks to step aside.

Gina Loudon | March 12, 2012

Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) is in the fight of his political life. Bachus is perhaps best known nationally because of the recent 60 Minutes piece about congressional “insider trading.”

Mark Baisley | March 12, 2012

Movies like National Treasure and The Da Vinci Code fantasize about symbology handed down in hidden and mysterious ways to reveal special forces at work. OK, fun. But, Hollywood’s imagination does not live up to the reality.

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Jeff Jacoby | March 11, 2012

Have you ever met a sharecropper? If you’ve been in a taxi in Boston — or any major US city — the answer is almost surely yes.

Kevin McCullough | March 11, 2012

Since President Obama attributed his reasons for calling Sandra Fluke last week as pertaining to his desire to see his own daughters Sasha and Malia follow in her footsteps, you have to wonder if he hates his daughters.

John Hanlon | March 11, 2012

In the run-up to the airing of the HBO movie “Game Change,” its detractors were told that the movie was fair and that the filmmakers tried to make it “as balanced as possible.” That it wasn’t just two hours of Sarah Palin-bashing. Now that the movie has aired, their defenses have been undermined by the truth.

Paul Jacob | March 11, 2012

In the race to innovate and save energy, folks in Congress once again prove themselves the dim bulbs.

Derek Hunter | March 11, 2012

My friend showed me his group’s latest video. It needed a little work, but overall it was excellent. The only problem is no one who matters is ever going to see it.

John Ransom | March 11, 2012

I don’t wish pain on anyone, especially not someone as confused as Bradley Manning or Jeremy Hammond. But unlike you, I wouldn’t help anyone inflict pain upon themselves by confusing their mental illness with courage, duty or honor.

Salena Zito | March 11, 2012

Sitting on a platform of temporary risers, a massive American flag covering the wall behind them, three young people anxiously awaited Mitt Romney.

Austin Hill | March 11, 2012

Barack Obama often seems annoyed by the limitations of his office these days, especially with a Congress that occasionally disagrees with him.

Doug Giles | March 11, 2012

This past week Breitbart.com released a video of a young Obama singing the praises of a race-baiting prof from Harvard. I hate to say this, but I don’t think that particular video is going to dissuade the Obama zombies or the blissfully disengaged from voting for four more years of this fetid mess.

Rachel Alexander | March 11, 2012

Every so often talk arises about holding an Article V Amendments convention amongst the states to amend the Constitution, since Congress has become increasingly unaccountable. In reaction, dire warnings spring up declaring that a “constitutional convention,” or “con con,” could result in a runaway convention where radical changes are made that fundamentally rewrite our Constitution. Are the doomsday warnings legitimate, or simply scare tactics to block desperately needed reforms?

Debra J. Saunders | March 11, 2012

Rick Santorum has become the alternative to Mitt Romney because the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania comes across as, to use his words, "the conviction conservative" in the GOP presidential primary.

Steve Chapman | March 11, 2012

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. It's a good rule for dealing with those who have proved themselves to be untrustworthy. And it's increasingly applied in a realm where a lack of dependability can be lethal: drunk driving.

Rich Tucker | March 11, 2012

In the real world, people say: “You can’t beat something with nothing.” But Washington exists outside the boundaries of the real world.

Jeff Carter | March 11, 2012

A study in Washington state showed that for every job Boeing ($BA) created, four more were created in the start up world around that one Boeing job. For every job Microsoft($MFST) created, eight more were created in the start up world around Microsoft. This start up stuff is critical to the American economy.

Bob Beauprez | March 11, 2012

The Congressional Budget Office announced yesterday that the federal government amassed the worst monthly deficit in history in February – an astounding $229 billion dollars of red ink in only a single month.

Marita Noon | March 11, 2012

On February 29, Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, penned a post celebrating the 100th closure of a coal-fueled power plant: Chicago’s Crawford plant.

George Friedman | March 11, 2012

Nothing in the behavior of Mexican cartels indicates that they would consciously keep tourists out of the line of fire or away from gruesome displays of their murder victims.

Michael Tanner | March 11, 2012

Private capital investment remains remarkably safe over the long term. Despite recent declines in the stock market, a worker who had invested privately over the past 40 years would have still earned an average yearly return of 6.85 percent investing in the S&P 500, 3.46 percent from corporate bonds, and 2.44 percent from government bonds.

Charles Payne | March 11, 2012

It's going to take more than upbeat headlines and dubious signs of economic improvement to get them to take the bait.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 11, 2012

Remarkable. Billions upon billions of regulatory costs. The immeasurable loss of privacy because of government-mandated snooping and spying. Yet all for naught.

Doug French | March 11, 2012

The food chain is ubiquitous in the South. Its buildings are tiny, while its signs are tall and impossible to miss in bright yellow with black letters.

Mike Shedlock | March 11, 2012

Note that petroleum usage is back to December 1995 thru February 1996 levels. Gasoline usage is back to December 2001 thru February 2002 levels.

David Sterman | March 11, 2012

In the weeks and months ahead, the market may still trend higher, but investors will likely take an increasingly defensive posture, gravitating toward more reasonably-priced stocks. For the market's biggest recent winners, trouble could be ahead.

Mark Calabria | March 11, 2012

A common refrain for slowing the foreclosure process is that such is thought to slow the decline in housing prices. The facts, as they relate to judicial foreclosures which do take considerably longer, is just the opposite.