Sat, Mar 24, 2012

John C. Goodman | March 24, 2012

You can always tell that a person is losing an argument when he throws reason, logic and factual evidence aside and starts personally attacking his opponent.

John Ransom | March 24, 2012

Obama's a Potemkin village president. The façade looked great, but as we now know, there’s nothing behind the cardboard cutout. Now somewhere in Russia, a village is missing a president

Kathryn Lopez | March 24, 2012

The Huffington Post was all a-twitter, even off Twitter: "GOP Lawmaker Accidentally Reveals Truth Behind Solyndra Investigation."

Peter Ferrara | March 24, 2012

The budgets produced by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, and the votes in the Republican controlled House adopting them, are reframing the 2012 elections.

J.D. Thorpe | March 24, 2012

“Give me liberty, or give me death!” With that thunderous declamation on March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry, the trumpet of the American Revolution, punctuated his famous speech that forever changed the course of history, and with it, mankind’s pursuit of liberty.

Mark W. Hendrickson | March 24, 2012

Realizing that his popularity may decline as the price of gasoline rises, President Obama is barnstorming the country, emphatically insisting that drilling for more oil isn’t the cure for high gas prices and that wind and solar energy represent our energy future.

Bill Tatro | March 24, 2012

I’m certainly glad that I’ve wised up in learning how to communicate to both senses.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 24, 2012

I can understand how some politicians got panicked back in 2008 by some of the reckless and inflammatory rhetoric that Bush, Paulson, and others used to build support for their bailout plan.

Steve Deace | March 24, 2012

This week marked the two-year anniversary of Obamacare, and while I share my fellow patriots’ desire to see Obamneycare repealed before it loosens the last latch on Pandora’s Box, that dream coming true still doesn’t save America from its looming healthcare nightmare.

Charles Payne | March 24, 2012

The reality is that the administration doesn't want money coming back into this country unless they can tax it and take a chunk of it to further their own agenda.

Mike Shedlock | March 24, 2012

Let's take a look at the current unemployment rate and a discussion of the parameters that define it.

Paul Tracy | March 24, 2012

To me, it's clear that at these prices, the new "Internet Bubble" is one of the most dangerous places for your money right now

Bob Beauprez | March 24, 2012

While the Obama Administration with the cooperation of a largely complicit media tried to make the ensuing fight about "women's health care," church leaders including the Catholic Bishops of America rightly saw it as a direct assault on Religious Liberty and the Constitution.

Chris Poindexter | March 24, 2012

It didn’t take long for some pundits to start hailing the end of the commodities bull market, which is complete nonsense. Commodities are subject to the same volatility as equity markets because of institutional trading of derivative products where the trades are settled in cash.

Marita Noon | March 24, 2012

There is a difference between those of us who care for the earth, want to use it wisely, and believe in recycling—and those who are in decision-making positions, setting policy and/or funding the programs.

Jeff Carter | March 24, 2012

If true, Corzine also has committed perjury. He testified in front of Congress that he didn’t know.

Casey Mattox | March 24, 2012

While the Supreme Court prepares for the showdown over the constitutionality of ObamaCare next week, another important battle over the controversial law is playing out in a state court in Rhode Island.

Michael Tanner | March 24, 2012

Two years in, we can see that Obamacare is a failure even as defined on it's own terms.

Doug French | March 24, 2012

Instead of analyzing the problem for ourselves, we let the group we identify with make the decision for us as to what we believe. That's a lazy way to live, requiring no thought, no study, no consideration, no introspection.

Fri, Mar 23, 2012

Larry Kudlow | March 23, 2012

As the tough primary season ventures on, Romney has clarified and evolved his views into tough conservative positions.

Rich Galen | March 23, 2012

Gasoline prices have climbed above $4 per gallon for regular at too many places across the nation. We know this because President Barack Obama has embarked on a four-day blitz to demonstrate his concern for high gasoline prices.

Christopher Merola | March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012, marks the 2-year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act becoming law, otherwise known as “Obama Care.” It was On March 23, 2010 that President Obama signed the act into law and sanctioned one of the greatest power grabs by our federal government in our nation’s history.

Michelle Malkin | March 23, 2012

The Hydra was a mythical swamp beast whose multiple heads grew back after being severed. Obamacare is a real Washington monster whose countless hidden bureaucracies keep sprouting forth even after they're rooted out. As soon as combatants lop off one of the law's unconstitutional agencies, another takes its place.

John Hawkins | March 23, 2012

Because of slavery (Democrats did it), KKK violence (Democrats did it), segregation (Democrats did it), Jim Crow laws (Democrats did it) and other historic abuses heaped on black Americans in our country by the Democratic Party and its supporters, America has been a bit oversensitive about race for the last few decades.

Brent Bozell | March 23, 2012

In 1968, the Motion Picture Association of America effectively nationalized the movie industry's rating system to guide parents and the wider public about the content of films before purchasing tickets. A year hasn't gone by since that the "beautiful people" don't throw their artistic temper tantrums when they receive a harsher rating than they want.

Jonah Goldberg | March 23, 2012

There's a great old "Fawlty Towers" scene (if you're unfamiliar with the 1970s British sitcom, hie thyself to YouTube!) in which Basil Fawlty (John Cleese), an innkeeper, welcomes some German patrons. He gives explicit orders to everyone: "Don't mention the war!" He then proceeds to mention the uncomfortable subject of World War II over and over again.

David Limbaugh | March 23, 2012

It's one thing for good-faith conservative Republicans to challenge the Ryan plan from the right if they believe its cuts are too small and too slow, but these liberal attacks are something else again.

Mona Charen | March 23, 2012

A recent weeknight found me among a group of about a dozen unhappy parents meeting with the principal of our kids' high school. The issue: An incompetent teacher who we had been promised would not be returning to the school had shown up unexpectedly, and an administrator had told the students that he might indeed be returning in September.

John Ransom | March 23, 2012

We can’t afford to tolerate Islamists, pat them on the head and send them back to their cultural corner like a willful and precocious child. They are armed and equipped with modern weapons, and a mind thoroughly embedded in the feudal past.

Scott Rasmussen | March 23, 2012

There's a reason President Obama, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and many others are touting tax reform these days. On the campaign trail, it taps into deeply held beliefs about the way American society ought to work and the role of government.

Ken Blackwell | March 23, 2012

TIME Magazine’s nation editor, Amy Sullivan, thinks all this talk of President Obama’s “war” on religious liberty is overwrought. She told a recent Georgetown gathering that it was absurd to claim the latest Mandate from HHS ranks with such horrible events in American history as the Philadelphia Bible Riots of 1844.

Oliver North | March 23, 2012

Nine years ago this week, President George W. Bush ordered more than 250,000 troops in a U.S.-led coalition to cross the "berm" on the border of Kuwait and head into Iraq. Weeks later, Saddam Hussein's brutal regime was finished, and the despot was in hiding. It was a stunning victory for the force of American arms and leadership.

Pat Buchanan | March 23, 2012

As an act of pure evil it was difficult to match. After dragging the 8-year-old by her hair across a schoolyard, the killer put a 9 mm pistol to the girl's head and pulled the trigger.

Suzanne Fields | March 23, 2012

"Moderate Republican" wasn't always an oxymoron, but now it is. Politics is about opposites in search of compromise, and moderates only make fat targets in crossfire, shot by friend and foe. If the best ideas are drawn from strong debate, even at the extreme, moderates usually disappear in the mush of the middle.

Linda Chavez | March 23, 2012

Much of the attention in the Middle East over the past few months has been focused on the suffering of the people of Syria. But the Assad regime in Syria, which is slaughtering its own people by the thousands, does so with help from its only ally, Iran.

Donald Lambro | March 23, 2012

One gets the sense that voters are increasingly impatient with the GOP's seemingly interminable primary battles to choose a nominee who can beat President Obama.

Maggie Gallagher | March 23, 2012

The Opera House in Seattle was the setting for Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and the annual board meeting of his church of Starbucks.

Jerry Bowyer | March 23, 2012

The confusion about gold valuation is a symptom of a larger confusion about valuation in general. We don’t understand any longer what things are worth, because we don’t understand any longer what ‘worth’ means.

David Sterman | March 23, 2012

Within a few days of that launch, we'll have a clearer read on whether these mobile phone titans (which collectively sport a $300 billion market value) can convince consumers to make a switch.

Paul Kengor | March 23, 2012

The question for Republicans right now seems obvious: Would you prefer Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney to run against Barack Obama?

Chris Poindexter | March 23, 2012

As I mentioned on Tuesday there just hasn’t been any big change in the market that should account for this much selling and yet the slide falls well outside what would be normal price corrections

AWR Hawkins | March 23, 2012

In a recent column for CNN, Sojourner magazine’s Tim King offered readers his opinion on why Christianity isn’t the attractive option for young people it once was.

Jeff Carter | March 23, 2012

I do get why Obama is trying to take credit for the small spur of the Keystone pipeline that will be built without his approval, but I don’t get why he thinks he can get away with it. The internet is a great truth detector.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 23, 2012

All nine Supreme Court Justices sided with the property owners. I don’t know if they were outraged, but they made the right legal decision.

Bob Beauprez | March 23, 2012

In Colorado alone the natural gas industry directly employs some 30,000 people, and indirectly supports more than 137,000 jobs. That means $18.4 billion in annual, gross output.

Mike Shields | March 23, 2012

It is not shocking to most voters to find out that a politicians has committed some sort of ethical violation. Sometimes we even become immune to hearing about corruption or an accusation that looks and smells like fishy behavior. But every once in a while we hear about an elected official who has so many ethical questions around them that it reaches a tipping point even with a cynical electorate. That is where we are in Massachusetts’ 6th Congressional District.

Stewart Scott | March 23, 2012

One way to mitigate the psychological impact of terrorism is to remove the mystique and hype associated with it.

Michael Prell | March 23, 2012

When Barack Obama picked his NCAA brackets, he should have done what he always does: champion the underdog, and demonize the “overdog.”

Gil Morales and Chris Kacher | March 23, 2012

Technology companies are probably the best levered to benefit from any inflection point that the market may be perceiving here as the potential for real "change" in November could set in motion a change in tone when it comes to the oppressive economic policies favored by the current Administration and Congress.

Mike Shedlock | March 23, 2012

If you are looking for the most nauseating cover possible on Ben Bernanke, please consider the April 2012 issue of the Atlantic.

Fritz Pfister | March 23, 2012

It’s really simple: If you are satisfied with Obama’s big government knows best dictates, mandates, Czars, Leviathan laws, and regulations that shapes and limits the boundaries of your dreams, then by all means vote for Obama.

Matt McCord | March 23, 2012

We American’s find ourselves in this situation because of years of less control and less choice courtesy of government and insurer oligopolies. Americans need to think different about health care and demand more control and more choices, not less.

Thu, Mar 22, 2012

Michael Gerson | March 22, 2012

From media reports, it is now clear that America's hold on Afghanistan is unraveling and our military faces defeat.

Cliff May | March 22, 2012

Imagine if Pat Robertson called for the demolition of all the mosques in America. It would be front-page news.

Tony Katz | March 22, 2012

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney won big in the Illinois primary, taking 47% of the vote and picking up 38 delegates, giving him 554 total. After winning the majority of states on Super Tuesday, and amassing more delegates than the rest of the candidates combined, one must wonder if Romney will be the GOP nominee?

Crystal Wright | March 22, 2012

President Obama’s new campaign video “The Road We’ve Traveled” is enough to make any thinking, breathing American puke.

Colin Hanna | March 22, 2012

This week the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on one of the most damaging provisions of ObamaCare: The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The board is supposed to be President Obama’s solution to Medicare’s funding crisis, yet it still leaves the program bankrupt in nine years.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 22, 2012

We in America today live in a country circumscribed by entitlement policies devised by an America that steadily has been disappearing. Those policies established more than a generation ago cannot possibly, in mathematical or demographic terms, support the America of the present, much less the America of the future. That is the stark reality.

Fred Wszolek | March 22, 2012

In business, much like in most other fields, the person taking risk and branching out to start a new company or hire additional workers looks at his/her books to ensure their finances are in order, but then oftentimes makes a gut decision about how they feel about the likely success of the venture.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 22, 2012

"It's the economy, stupid" is the infamous mantra conceived by political consultant James Carville that underscored the main issue driving the 1992 presidential race.

Victor Davis Hanson | March 22, 2012

When the summer driving season starts soon, and tension heats up over Iran, gas may reach $5 a gallon. Nothing bothers voters more than paying an extra $20 or $30 every time they fill up. In times like these, they soon might prefer even an oilman in the White House to an ideologue whose opposition to new oil development seems more religious than empirically based.

Michael Barone | March 22, 2012

Ryan's budget will almost surely be passed by the House of Representatives, all but four of whose Republican members voted for his budget last year.

Larry Elder | March 22, 2012

"I am a refugee," my anesthesiologist told me after I had awakened from my third surgery in 12 years -- one to repair a muscle tear in my left shoulder and two for the same disc in my lower back. "I am part of the British 'brain drain' of the late '60s. Doctors could not make any money. So I left." Britain's loss, my gain

Judge Andrew Napolitano | March 22, 2012

If this question had been asked by a fictional character in a spy thriller, it might intrigue you, but you wouldn't imagine that it could be true in reality. If the Constitution means what it says, you wouldn't even consider the plausibility of an affirmative answer.

John Ransom | March 22, 2012

Obama denied permission for the part of the pipeline he controlled, but wants credit for the part he can’t kill off. Geez: It sounds a lot like his Middle East policy.

Salena Zito | March 22, 2012

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says Republican front-runner Mitt Romney has earned the right to take on President Obama in November.

Ken Blackwell | March 22, 2012

Protecting the integrity of the ballot box is essential to our democracy.

Cal Thomas | March 22, 2012

Are there no limits on government's power, no place where it cannot go?

Debra J. Saunders | March 22, 2012

Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer's new target: synthetic marijuana.

Ben Shapiro | March 22, 2012

With President Obama's approval rating hovering at 49 percent according to the latest Rasmussen tracking poll, it is becoming increasingly clear that he is a formidable threat for re-election.

Rebecca Hagelin | March 22, 2012

Food is in the news. Specifically, the food that Big Government wants you—or your children--to eat.

Crista Huff | March 22, 2012

The most stagnant of economies belongs to Europe. Yet there's an apparel brand that's stealing market share in Europe, and growing globally as well.

Gina Loudon | March 22, 2012

The raw political ploy by a government that is broke, was just another example of this administration’s foolery.

Bill Tatro | March 22, 2012

University lecturer Ben stated the policies of FDR were needed in order to offset the problems created by the Federal Reserve. In my mind, I would have wondered if Professor Bernanke was referring to the Second World War.

Bob Goldman | March 22, 2012

While a nice plate of sliced fruit would be so much better for us, office parties invariably include forbidden fruit, such as rich carrot cake and dark chocolate mud-slide muffins and irresistible red velvet cupcakes and creamy rich ice cream and delectable mountains of whipped cream.

Jeff Carter | March 22, 2012

For years, the commodity markets were markets that could be very volatile, but at least they were somewhat predictable. That all went out the window in 2009 when the CME Group ($CME) actively pushed its off exchange customers to the screen.

Nathan Slaughter | March 22, 2012

There are plenty of yields that come from companies doing the "exploring" -- whether it be actual exploration for energy, delivering the next breakthrough drug, or building a new airplane.

Mike Shedlock | March 22, 2012

This begs the question: Do you know where your money is?

Marybeth Hicks | March 22, 2012

This is a story with no good ending. There's not likely to be a peaceful reckoning, or a positive life lesson. It's just pointless and sad, no matter how you look at it.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 22, 2012

I hereby bestow the Bob Dole Award on all the people who are mistakenly focusing on the symptom of red ink rather than the underlying disease of bloated government.

Chris Poindexter | March 22, 2012

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke put an end once for all about any speculation around the U.S. returning to the gold standard in part one of a four part series he’s doing on the history of the Fed.

Wed, Mar 21, 2012

Ann Coulter | March 21, 2012

Mitt Romney was governor of a state so blue, it's North Korea with more Irish people, and he balanced the budget without raising taxes.

David Hoyt | March 21, 2012

Facts are stubborn things. So said John Adams, and Senator Jim Inhofe agrees in his inaugural book, The Greatest Hoax. The title refers to the senator’s oft-cited proclamation that anthropogenic global warming is the “greatest hoax” ever perpetrated on the American people.

Michael Reagan | March 21, 2012

Gong, Gong, Gong! I don't know about you, but watching the Republican primary season is making me feel like a judge on the "The Gong Show."

Paul Greenberg | March 21, 2012

It's not just Pyongyang's repeated promises that have proven worthless but Washington's.

Byron York | March 21, 2012

On March 14, the Romney campaign's political director, Rich Beeson, sent out a message touting Mitt Romney's recent delegate pickups.

Devon Herrick | March 21, 2012

As focus turns towards the oral arguments in the Supreme Court on the constitutionality of certain provisions in the 2010 health care law, another provision in the law, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), has flown largely under the radar.

Ben Shapiro | March 21, 2012

With President Obama's approval rating hovering at 49 percent according to the latest Rasmussen tracking poll, it is becoming increasingly clear that he is a formidable threat for re-election.

Rafael Medoff | March 21, 2012

Celebrities' skirmishes with the law typically involve substance abuse or drunk driving. So let's give actor George Clooney a round of applause for breaking the mold. He was arrested outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, D.C. last week, protesting the latest atrocities committed by the Sudanese government against non-Arab tribes in the Nuba Mountains. Good for him.

Susan Stamper Brown | March 21, 2012

The last time I checked, the Constitution's First Amendment does not allow anyone license to stray outside its boundaries to defy the laws of the land.

Jeff Jacoby | March 21, 2012

THE COLORADO SUPREME COURT put some noses out of joint when it ruled unanimously this month that the University of Colorado's campus gun ban violated a 2003 state law that entitles residents with permits to carry concealed weapons.

Hugh Hewitt | March 21, 2012

Mitt Romney has almost completely killed off the "zombie narrative" of a "brokered" convention.

Katie Pavlich | March 21, 2012

The attorneys of embattled former ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division Bill Newell and Phoenix Group VII Supervisor, the group that carried out Operation Fast and Furious, David Voth, are accusing Senator Charles Grassley and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa of making “many inaccurate and harmful statements” and “factual distortions against” their clients.

Michelle Malkin | March 21, 2012

Pond scum stinks. And so do the Obama administration's enormous, taxpayer-funded "investments" in politically connected biofuel companies. While the president embarks on a green rehabilitation tour this week to quell growing public outrage about big green boondoggles, the White House continues to cultivate a cozy algae racket.

John Stossel | March 21, 2012

President Obama says he want to make society more fair. Advocates of big government believe fairness means taking from rich people and giving to others: poor people; or people who do things politicians approve of, like making “green” energy equipment (Solyndra); or old people (even rich ones) through Social Security and Medicare.

Walter E. Williams | March 21, 2012

It's not unreasonable to ask how valuable the variously labeled liberal, Democratic or progressive agenda has been to black Americans and whether blacks should proceed in political lock step with this agenda.

Brent Bozell | March 21, 2012

A few nights back, Mark Levin made a powerful point on his radio show: Fox News boss Roger Ailes is a well-known and infamous name in media circles, like some sort of cable-news Voldemort or Darth Vader. Meanwhile, MSNBC boss -- quick, can you name him? -- Phil Griffin is unknown and not the least bit controversial after hiring, as Levin unforgettably put it, a "conga line of morons."

Jonah Goldberg | March 21, 2012

The bleating about broken government and partisanship continues. "Why can't those boobs in Washington agree on anything?"

John Ransom | March 21, 2012

Just exactly why are we putting first responders or anyone else in danger for the Chevy Volt? So that the Volt can win the first Nobel Prize in auto design? So it can be Time Magazine’s Man of the Year?

Michael Medved | March 21, 2012

The angry, populist tone of the seemingly endless battle for the GOP presidential nomination may cripple the Republican Party in building a long-term connection with the fastest growing group of swing voters in the overall electorate: college graduates.

Terry Jeffrey | March 21, 2012

You can attend an entire season of eighth-grade basketball games and never see a 14-year-old boy adorned with a tattoo.

David Harsanyi | March 21, 2012

As you may have heard, Senate Democrats haven't bothered to present a budget in more than 1,000 days and counting -- which, unlike many pundits, I don't find particularly upsetting, considering we've been free of a new Democratic budget for 1,000-plus days and counting.

Austin Bay | March 21, 2012

China's tough neighborhood has gotten just a little bit tougher for China, diplomatically and militarily, and Beijing ought to blame its own political blundering.

Donald Lambro | March 21, 2012

The government's monstrous budget deficits continue their meteoric rise under Barack Obama's big spending policies, further threatening America's shaky economy and future growth.

Rich Galen | March 21, 2012

Mitt Romney won Illinois. Romney is now the nominee. Period.

Jacob Sullum | March 21, 2012

After Dharun Ravi was convicted of "bias intimidation" crimes that carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison, many people wondered why he had rejected a plea deal that would have kept him out of jail.

Chris Poindexter | March 21, 2012

When it comes to the dollar, Chairman Bernanke may be enjoying goading currency traders with a stronger dollar, but keeping it up threatens U.S. export markets.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | March 21, 2012

I built a retirement portfolio using ETFs and index funds. One of my 2012 resolutions is to re-examine my financial picture, but what am I looking for? What should I be thinking of?

Mike Shedlock | March 21, 2012

Brent crude at $125, US Crude at $110, and soaring gasoline prices everywhere have caused quite a stir.

Peter Schiff | March 21, 2012

Before the financial crisis banished the data to the back pages, America's growing trade imbalances used to be a hot topic.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 21, 2012

It appears that there’s a chance to end a major source of corporate welfare known as the Export-Import Bank. As the irreplaceable Tim Carney notes, a handful of Republicans are standing up for free markets over corrupt cronyism.

Jeff Carter | March 21, 2012

The weather in the midwest isn’t what it is in the Valley. We get that. But people are generally nicer, and the cost of living is a heckuva lot cheaper.

Bob Beauprez | March 21, 2012

Sounding very much like he’d gotten the message about over regulation, Obama said the goal of this review would be to “remove outdated regulations that stifle job creation and make our economy less competitive.” Yeah. Right.

Ralph Benko | March 21, 2012

No matter which party wins next November Washington again will — with a phony show of reluctance — raise the debt limit to allow it to continue its borrowing binge on our tab. Most Americans understand that the debt ceiling debate is as choreographed, as predetermined, as a professional wrestling match. Eyes full of crocodile tears, Washington will increase its debt ceiling by hundreds of billions … or trillions … of dollars.

Lincoln Brown | March 21, 2012

In the spring, a young activist’s fancy apparently turns to thoughts of Occupying once again. But if they knew the truth, they might run screaming for the nearest employment office, after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Dave Ramsey | March 21, 2012

When you hand them car keys there’s no way to put a block on how they drive. And when they turn 21, there’s no way to put a block on what they ingest.

Tue, Mar 20, 2012

Paul Greenberg | March 20, 2012

It happens every few years or whenever John Hinckley makes the news again. You may remember the name, unfortunately.

Rachel Alexander | March 20, 2012

As the Republican presidential primary drags on, 27 debates later, with no candidate yet obtaining 50% of the delegates, speculation is increasing that the nominee may end up being selected in a brokered convention.

Rachel Marsden | March 20, 2012

After being bombarded with news of Third World problems for so long, I figured it was time to give a bit of equal time to First World suffering.

Ken Connor | March 20, 2012

Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith made headlines last week with a public letter of resignation from the legendary firm. Smith's letter chronicled the ethical decline that led to his departure, and has sparked renewed interest in the culture of unmitigated greed that animates the world of high finance.

Ken Blackwell | March 20, 2012

It was Winston Churchill who first used that term, “the crunch” in that way. It means, of course, that crisis when a leader has to make a judgment. It is when lives, perhaps millions of them, hang on the outcome of the decision the leader makes.

Thomas Sowell | March 20, 2012

One of the things that turned up, during a long-overdue cleanup of my office, was an old yellowed copy of the New York Times dated July 24, 1992. One of the front-page headlines said: "White-Black Disparity in Income Narrowed in 80's, Census Shows."

Chuck Norris | March 20, 2012

The video that the late Andrew Breitbart released of Barack Obama during his Harvard days revealed one more link in the president's early chain of associations with radicals. But I watched a video a couple of weeks ago that I believe is far more incriminating for our president because it shows the present fallout from his radical agenda, including the redistribution of wealth.

John Hawkins | March 20, 2012

Saying that capitalism is better than socialism is like saying that winning a million dollars is better than being in a high impact car crash. In other words, if you have an open mind, a good grasp on human nature and economics, and a passing knowledge of world history, there's absolutely no question that capitalism is superior to socialism.

David Limbaugh | March 20, 2012

If you read through the Washington Monthly's list of Obama's top 50 accomplishments, you'll quickly understand why my brother, Rush, properly wanted him to fail.

Mona Charen | March 20, 2012

Speaking to students at a Maryland community college, President Obama indulged one of the left's favorite vanities -- the claim to represent "the future." His topic was energy. The president warned against Republicans who want "an energy strategy for the last century that traps us in the past."

Cal Thomas | March 20, 2012

Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear three days of oral arguments in the healthcare lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, otherwise known as "Obamacare."

Dennis Prager | March 20, 2012

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the NAACP, has gone to the United Nations -- specifically the U.N. Human Rights Council -- for, in the words of USA Today, "help battling what the organization views as forces attempting to push back voting rights."

Pat Buchanan | March 20, 2012

Rising inequality "is the defining issue of our time," said President Obama in his Osawatomie speech that echoed the "New Nationalism" address Theodore Roosevelt delivered in that same Kansas town a century ago.

Debra J. Saunders | March 20, 2012

Everything is political in San Francisco. In January, police arrested Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi on domestic violence charges after an argument in which he apparently bruised the right arm of his wife, Eliana Lopez. Mirkarimi's supporters tried to frame the prosecution as an effort by the city's political establishment to pick on a rebellious progressive.

Stephen Smoot | March 20, 2012

The British Parliament over three centuries ago knew a tyrant when they saw one.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 20, 2012

When President Obama was participating in a live video chat, Jennifer Wedel asked him, "Why does the government continue to issue and extend H-1B visas when there are tons of Americans just like my husband with no job?" Her husband is a semiconductor engineer who was laid off three years ago and is still unable to find an engineering job.

Bill Murchison | March 20, 2012

The Supreme Court of the United States, whose inveterate habit is telling Americans what's good for them, will do the honors once more after weighing the merits and demerits of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, generally and ominously known as Obamacare.

Marita Noon | March 20, 2012

An in-depth study of environmental groups’ energy-related goals as posted on their websites’ shows that there is not an energy project they like. In short, they want to “kill,” “block,” and “deny.” The only thing they want to expand is moratoriums.

Jeff Carter | March 20, 2012

We need to bear in mind there is a segment of the US and world population that will do anything in its power to kill capitalism. Their sole mission is to have a totalitarian environment where a central planner makes all the decisions.

Mike Shedlock | March 20, 2012

One thing is certain. Treasury bubbles sure take a heck of a long time to form, with many premature calls along the way.

Charlotte Hays | March 20, 2012

As mascot for Mississippi State University, poor old Bully XX, the cherished English bulldog, must be casting down his soulful, brown eyes in gentle bulldog shame.

Cliff Ennico | March 20, 2012

I loved every one of his books -- except this one.

Lincoln Brown | March 20, 2012

Granted, it may be part and parcel of how the U.S. has done business for the last 60 years and we may only be finding out about it because the digital age throws open the door on a whole host of things heretofore unknown by the voting public. But it does beg the question: does one branch of government really need all that power?

Doug French | March 20, 2012

As Irene ravaged other parts of the eastern seaboard, causing millions to be without power, the eatery of last resort, Waffle House, kept its doors open in many locations, using generators and serving a limited menu designed specifically for emergency situations.

Robert Knight | March 20, 2012

What would you call it if some Americans went overseas to the UN’s Human Rights Council and gave aid and comfort to some of the most repressive regimes on the planet?

Charles Payne | March 20, 2012

Ben Bernanke needs the market to be parabolic, he needs home prices to reverse and needs money to seep out of banks and grease the wheels of commerce.

George Friedman | March 20, 2012

In the course of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, military strategists in the United States developed the concept of the long war whose end was distant and course unknown.

Armstrong Williams | March 20, 2012

This is an incredibly tenuous time in the Middle East.

Paul Tracy | March 20, 2012

Here's one example of the perils of blindly chasing high-yield investments. While there are some quality companies yielding north of 10% in the current low-interest rate environment, the double-digit yield universe is replete with income traps.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 20, 2012

In a recent post comparing Reaganomics and Obamanomics, I explained why I think Barack Obama’s policies have been hurting the economy.

Chris Poindexter | March 20, 2012

Now we’re back to a silver/gold ratio in the 50s; maybe it’s time to consider switching one or two of your regular buys from gold to silver.

Bill Tatro | March 20, 2012

When the enthusiasm of 1929 was building to a fever pitch, Livermore was building substantial short positions in America’s finest blue-chip companies.

Mon, Mar 19, 2012

Frank Gaffney | March 19, 2012

Ordinarily, a question of whether to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) and to increase its loan limit would be about as uncontroversial a proposition as one could find on Capitol Hill.

Michael Brown | March 19, 2012

It is time to expose the hypocrisy and intolerance of GLAAD, which is really the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Disagreement (not Defamation), as I have pointed out many times before. Not only does GLAAD seek to silence or discredit opposing voices, but it also praises those who attack those voices, even in the most vulgar and crass ways.

Paul Driessen | March 19, 2012

When President Obama took office, regular gasoline cost $1.85 a gallon. Now it’s hit $4.00 per gallon in many cities, and some analysts predict it could reach $5.00 or more this summer. Filling your tank could soon slam you for $75-$90.

Chris Edwards | March 19, 2012

While the Army Corps has built some impressive infrastructure, many of its projects have been economically or environmentally dubious. The agency's activities have often subsidized private interests at the expense of federal taxpayers. Furthermore, the Corps has a history of distorting its cost-benefit analyses in order to justify its projects.

Thomas Sowell | March 19, 2012

Many people may be voting for Mitt Romney because of the view in some quarters that he is the inevitable Republican candidate for President of the United States and the candidate with the best chance of beating Barack Obama, rather than because they actually prefer Romney to the other candidates.

Michael Barone | March 19, 2012

The 2012 congressional redistricting cycle following the 2010 Census is just about over and done with. And it seems likely to make much less difference than many of us expected.

Mike Adams | March 19, 2012

In my column, I correctly referred to the Nazi Holocaust as a Holocaust. I correctly referred to the feminist Holocaust as a Holocaust. I did not deny or in any way minimize any Holocaust. I simply spoke of two instead of speaking of one. If you are anti-Holocaust, then why are you morally superior for talking about one less Holocaust than I do? I just don’t understand your basic premise.

Star Parker | March 19, 2012

Mitt Romney told Fox News after Rick Santorum’s victories in the Alabama and Mississippi primaries, “We’re not going to go to a brokered convention.”

John Ransom | March 19, 2012

Ezra Klein’s argument encapsulates everything that is wrong with Washington. Most of the math Klein is using is the same BS the BLS uses to subtract 4 million workers from the workforce and claim that unemployment is going down.

Katie Kieffer | March 19, 2012

A plumpish girl making pizzas behind a counter methodically spreads red sauce on a circle of dough as she vents loudly to the cashier: “Do you drink soda pop? No? Well, I do. They say that pop makes you gain weight. I always gain weight from stress and I’m so stressed out. I don’t have enough money. I need a car for college and I can’t afford one. And gas is outrageous. It’s like $5! I mean, I could buy a bike for $5!

Lurita Doan | March 19, 2012

President Obama may lack chops in many areas—job creation, growing the economy, managing the cost of fuel and food—but, he is a master at political strategy and excels in the art of misdirection.

Bruce Bialosky | March 19, 2012

The Obama Administration and their allies know that regardless of any other issues, the election will revolve around the economy. Ultimately, it always does, which is why James Carville is famous for so eloquently stating “It’s the economy, stupid.”

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | March 19, 2012

For the last several weeks, I have been discussing the current battle over the definition of marriage with friends and parishioners. I have been amazed by a new collaboration between former political rivals in all of our urban, minority communities.

Dan Holler | March 19, 2012

There are two Americas. No, I am not adopting occupy-style rhetoric that pits one group of Americans against another. What I am talking about is the fundamental difference between America’s entrepreneurial private sector and America’s cumbersome public sector.

David Sterman | March 19, 2012

This kind of ultra-high yield invariably means that most investors anticipate a major cut in the dividend. Otherwise, it would attract so much buying interest that the yield would get pushed sharply lower anyway.

Tad DeHaven | March 19, 2012

An article in the Washington Times on the former Pennsylvania senator’s lack of popularity in the Keystone State is instructive.

Mike Shedlock | March 19, 2012

Public unions bankrupted Greece, they will bankrupt Spain, they have the UK and the US on the verge of ruin, and they have bankrupted numerous US cities already.

Jeff Carter | March 19, 2012

Obama detests all Republicans, so he decided to go after one of the originals, Rutherford B. Hayes. Obama was using one of Hayes’ “statements” about the telephone to contrast it with his green energy policy today.

Mark Calabria | March 19, 2012

Some commentators have gone as far to say that the “single largest obstacle to meaningful economic recovery is a man who most Americans have probably never heard of, Edward J. DeMarco.” Of course, such a statement shows a stunning lack of understanding of both the mortgage market and the economy in general.

Michael F. Cannon | March 19, 2012

This analysis suggests that, rather than impose reporting new requirements on manufacturers, Congress should reduce the fixed costs that the FDA imposes on drug manufacturers.

Chris Poindexter | March 19, 2012

Down times are an invitation to buy for holders of physical gold and silver, which is really what separates precious metals from stocks and bonds.

Doug French | March 19, 2012

Fourteen of the 15 most populous cities at the start of the decade either grew more slowly or lost population by the decade's end. And while the 50 largest metro areas collectively grew by 3.7 percent in the 1990s, that growth was more than halved to 1.3 percent from 2000 to 2010.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 19, 2012

I fear that many people don’t really understand the economics of taxation. So I’m happy to share this little story that periodically winds up in my inbox.

Sun, Mar 18, 2012

Jeff Jacoby | March 18, 2012

They say all things must end, but the wrangling over Mitt Romney's support for an individual health-insurance mandate persists without letup.

Paul Jacob | March 18, 2012

It is sad but not shocking to witness great crimes within a bloody war.

Doug Giles | March 18, 2012

Call me weird, but if Texans have to brandish an ID to buy cigarettes or beer, coach a youth football team, see an R-rated movie, cash a check, buy Sudafed or spray paint, pick up their children from school early, rent a video, open up a P.O. Box, pick up tickets at will call for a Bon Jovi concert, or rent a kayak to float down the Guadalupe then I don’t think it is too much to ask that a person who waddles up to a voting booth to elect our next president prove that he or she is here legally.

Derek Hunter | March 18, 2012

I wanted to be lied to regularly, I’d rather do a daily affirmation in the bathroom mirror than watch Obama tour community college gymnasiums to claim credit for what he hasn’t done and blame all his problems on someone else.

John Ransom | March 18, 2012

Liberals need to check their faux Occupy Wall Street outrage about greedy bankers. The liberal investment All Stars are as venial a bunch of robber barons as anyone this side of 1900.

Salena Zito | March 18, 2012

Pennsylvania’s Republican presidential primary last counted in 1980, when Ronald Reagan lost to George H.W. Bush in a nasty battle.

Wayne Allyn Root | March 18, 2012

America has always been a land of boom and bust. It’s just part of the natural business cycle. But Obama and his socialist cabal have channeled Hoover and FDR, who turned an ordinary bust into The Great Depression with a toxic strategy of bigger government, more spending, more debt, expanded entitlements, more rules and regulations strangling business, higher minimum wages, more power to unions, and dramatically higher taxes to pay for this expansion of big government.

Debra J. Saunders | March 18, 2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown likes to talk about "loyalty to California." For Brown, that means that public people should put aside their partisan interests to do what is best for the Golden State.

Kathryn Lopez | March 18, 2012

I am woman, and I'm offended.

Michael Youssef | March 18, 2012

The evangelical church is under constant threat to compromise its reliance on biblical truth. The human desire to be accepted, to not be seen as “outside the mainstream,” can be overwhelming. But that desire is our weakness, our downfall. It does not always immediately destroy the dam we build to protect the waters of truth, but instead it leads to tiny fissures that grow until destruction is inevitable.

Mike Shedlock | March 18, 2012

“China is in a hard landing. Car sales are down, cement production is down, steel production is down, construction stocks are down. It’s not a debate anymore, it’s a fact.”

Mark Baisley | March 18, 2012

As a right-leaning Christian, it suddenly seemed that my political involvements, or at least my methods, were being called into question by someone whom I had assumed would be on my side of the dialogue.

Tad DeHaven | March 18, 2012

The real winner from the SBA’s loan guarantees is the banking industry—particularly large banks. In 2009, the top 10 lenders (out of 2,600 total lenders) accounted for close to one-quarter of the SBA’s flagship 7(a) loan guarantee program’s volume.

Demetrius Minor | March 18, 2012

This election year’s theme has evolved around one common theme: The identity of America. We’ve heard the rallying voices calling for “restoring”, “believing”, “saving” and “reviving” America. There is this undeniable feeling with oneself that America is wayward, distraught and dysfunctional.

Stewart Scott | March 18, 2012

Average citizens all over the world face many different kinds of threats on a daily basis -- from common thieves and assailants to criminals and mentally disturbed individuals intending to conduct violent acts to militants wanting to carry out large-scale attacks.

Marita Noon | March 18, 2012

A call to the Smart Car Center in my area reveals that their sales are currently about double the usual; seven sales by mid-month rather than the usual three to five.

Doug French | March 18, 2012

Frank Lloyd Wright once remarked, "It is as if you tipped the U.S. up, so that all the commonplace people slid down to Southern California."

Nathan Slaughter | March 18, 2012

There is one investment that still offers investors the potential to double, triple, maybe even quadruple their gains from investing in gold today.

Michael Tanner | March 18, 2012

Less than a year and a half after Republicans swept to the biggest midterm congressional landslide since Grover Cleveland's second term, they are struggling against a president presiding over a struggling economy, rising gas prices, and an approval rating in the low 40s.

Mark Calabria | March 18, 2012

It appears that while liberals push for more federal housing subsidies, they fight against more housing, and hence less affordable housing, at the local level.

George Friedman | March 18, 2012

A German-Russian relationship would have the potential to tilt the balance of power in the world. The United States is currently the dominant power, but the combination of German technology and Russian resources -- an idea dreamt of by many in the past -- would become a challenge on a global basis.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 18, 2012

Even I’m shocked the federal government gave an affordability award for a light bulb that costs $50. I’m not making this up. Here’s a blurb from ABC News.

Brett McMahon | March 18, 2012

According to Mayan calendars and some scholars, 2012 is supposed to be the end of an age and resulting in cataclysmic and transformative events. While the winds and storms are raging and the earth is moving and shaking both literally and figuratively, most everyone will agree the end of the world is not likely, though 2012 is shaping up to potentially bring to end the area of Big Labor as we know it.

Jeff Carter | March 18, 2012

With our deficit rising spectacularly over the Obama term, Obama proposes increasing spending to cut spending, obviously, I don’t get it.