Sat, Mar 31, 2012

John C. Goodman | March 31, 2012

Put aside the Constitutional question for a moment. The Obama Justice Department is also arguing that a mandate is needed to make health insurance work. Are they right?

John Ransom | March 31, 2012

Global warming professionals have doctored and manipulated the data to exaggerate or wholly falsify climate science. So we're taking to the streets with our own Day of Rage.

Caroline Glick | March 31, 2012

I went to the US Consulate this week to take care of certain family business. It was a thoroughly unpleasant experience. I think it is ironic that two days after my extremely unpleasant experience at the consulate, State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland refused to say what the capital of Israel is.

Kathryn Lopez | March 31, 2012

"This is what a feminist looks like." So proclaimed Barry Lynn, president of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Gina Loudon | March 31, 2012

President Obama’s rhetorical skills, once considered Olympian, are now regarded with less awe.

Mike Shedlock | March 31, 2012

The restraint of peak oil coupled with potential political instability and the proper conclusion is that long-term Chinese growth of 7.5% is Fantasyland material.

David Sterman | March 31, 2012

Looking back, we still don't even know what caused the crash. Some think it was due to computer-driven trading programs that fed off each other in a cycle of negativity, or that maybe underlying derivatives had lost enough value to cause a cascading effect of unwinding contracts.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 31, 2012

Did he forget that America is a constitutional republic, or perhaps was never taught?

Jeff Carter | March 31, 2012

Imagine the flood of attention someone like Mark Zuckerberg got in around 2008. He could have been tied up in worthless meetings for months.

Leah Barkoukis | March 31, 2012

It’s sad how quickly and easily unfounded criticisms of a product can go viral, leading to more than 600 jobs being lost ostensibly overnight. This is what has happened to Beef Products Inc., the world’s leading producer of the USDA-approved Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB) or perhaps better known by its recent moniker, “Pink Slime.”

Julia Seymour | March 31, 2012

To see the painful impact of media-driven health and food scares one need look no further than current headlines stemming from network news attacks on USDA-approved beef. At least 600 jobs are now in jeopardy as the company under attack was forced to suspend operations at three separate plants.

Jerry Bowyer | March 31, 2012

Having noticed that although gold did fall to the top end of my expected value range using money metrics, I wondered why it did not fall at least to the middle range.

Bob Beauprez | March 31, 2012

Just for the record, at Home Depot you can buy a 4-pack of Phillips standard 60 watt bulbs for $1.47 – less than 37 cents per bulb. For $50 you could get 136 regular 60 watt bulbs; enough to light up a neighborhood.

George Friedman | March 31, 2012

While the U.S. troop presence in Korea may not make the most sense in a global U.S. military strategy, it ironically seems to fit, at least for now, the interests of the Chinese, South Koreans and Japanese, and even in some sense the North Koreans.

Bobby Schindler | March 31, 2012

Lately, Americans have been quick to disparage other countries for their approach to life and death issues. In particular, many Americans have been outraged at the Netherlands’ policies regarding euthanasia, assisted suicide, infanticide and the killing of those with mental illnesses.

Carl Horowitz | March 31, 2012

‘Occupy Wall Street’ and dozens of similar protests around the nation were only the beginning. The Service Employees International Union, as much as any organization in or outside the ranks of organized labor, is making sure of it.

Steve Deace | March 31, 2012

Obama is essentially saying as soon as he’s no longer tied down by that pesky will of the people thing, he’ll just do what he wants to do when the will of the people can’t touch him.

Chris Poindexter | March 31, 2012

Recent movements in gold prices are a concern to some of you, but please let me remind you that gold is on track to increase 6 percent this quarter after reaching highs in the $1,790 price range before retreating to a more realistic level.

Fri, Mar 30, 2012

Larry Kudlow | March 30, 2012

Obama is obsessed with oil and gas. He is a prisoner of the left-wing environmental groups. And really, he’s extending his leftist class-warfare attack from rich people to successful oil and gas producers.

Paul Greenberg | March 30, 2012

The president of the United States really needs a minder. Or at least an aide who'll always tell him when the microphone that's catching his every embarrassing word is open, and broadcasting his buddy-buddy chitchat with some foreign leader to the whole country. And the whole world.

Rich Galen | March 30, 2012

I am here in California to do the Bill Maher program tonight on HBO (check local listings). I came out a day early because The Lad, the Ladette, and the Grand-Ladette live here and I got to spend time with them.

Humberto Fontova | March 30, 2012

“Viva Christ the King! –Down with Communism!” the defiant yells “made the walls of La Cabana prison tremble,” wrote eyewitness to these firing squad massacres, Armando Valladares, who suffered 22 torture-filled years in Castro’s prisons and was later appointed by Ronald Reagan as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission.

Bryan Beauman | March 30, 2012

Something big is brewing in Lexington, Ky., and as difficult as it might be for some sports fans to believe, the implications are far greater than the University of Kentucky-Louisville Final Four match-up on March 31. At stake are fairness, tolerance, diversity, constitutionally protected rights, taxpayer dollars, and local jobs.

Tony Katz | March 30, 2012

Obamacare's run through the Supreme Court has been a disaster. It has been described as a "train wreck."

Hugh Hewitt | March 30, 2012

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has a new book out, Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power. I don't know if it is a good and important book because I haven't read it yet. If her publisher sends it to me, I will read it and will have her on the show to discuss it in detail.

Matt Barber | March 30, 2012

Liberal theologian William Ellery Channing once observed, “The cry has been that when war is declared, all opposition should be hushed. A sentiment more unworthy of a free country could hardly be propagated.”

Thomas Sowell | March 30, 2012

Although we all know that death is inevitable, we are still seldom fully prepared for the death of someone who has been important in our lives. So it was with the recent death of Dr. Marie D. Gadsden, at the age of 92.

Michelle Malkin | March 30, 2012

While President Obama was busy lambasting Big Oil tax breaks on Thursday, yet another one of his environmental welfare recipients (the very kind he wants to redistribute oil subsidies to) was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Who needs to win the Mega Millions lottery? Start a pie-in-the-sky eco-boondoggle, and a half-billion-dollar jackpot ripe for squandering is all yours!

John Hawkins | March 30, 2012

You have to give liberalism a certain amount of credit. It doesn’t work, destroys lives, and pits people against each other, but that's not to say that there are no advantages to being a liberal.

Brent Bozell | March 30, 2012

It's more than a little shocking when someone makes a movie that deals harshly with abortion. This is Hollywood after all. Abortion is a feminist sacrament. The movie "October Baby" just debuted on 390 screens and registered in eighth place for the weekend, with an estimated $1.7 million gross.

Jonah Goldberg | March 30, 2012

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg likes the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act and other ingredients of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka "ObamaCare." Why, she asked toward the end of three days of hearings, shouldn't the court keep the good stuff in ObamaCare and just dump the unconstitutional bits?

David Stokes | March 30, 2012

The dialogue sounds a bit like something out of a Cold War spy novel, especially the part where outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”

David Limbaugh | March 30, 2012

You can't even casually surf the Internet on any given day without numerous reminders of just how radical President Obama is -- and this is during an election year, when it should be in his political interest to mask his radicalism.

Mona Charen | March 30, 2012

Just as Rahm Emmanuel didn't want to let a good crisis go to waste, the national press doesn't want to let a good victim go to waste.

Scott Rasmussen | March 30, 2012

Media coverage now implies that the U.S. Supreme Court will determine the fate of President Obama's health care law. But nothing the court decides will keep the law alive for more than a brief period of time.

Oliver North | March 30, 2012

In the summer of 1987, just before my "television debut," a true friend instructed me in a congressional hearing, "Remember, the microphone is always on -- even when it's not!" It's a lesson I never have forgotten. Apparently, Barack Obama doesn't have any friends to give him similar advice, or he doesn't learn well. Either way, an open mic during this week's nuclear security summit in Seoul, South Korea, has revealed our president's extraordinary hubris and his penchant for dangerous diplomatic duplicity.

Pat Buchanan | March 30, 2012

If it had been a white teenager who was shot, and a 28-year-old black guy who shot him, the black guy would have been arrested.

Suzanne Fields | March 30, 2012

The Internet is the latest tool for compassionate activism. When the sights of Angelina Jolie's leg goes viral, she magnifies her female celebrity by focusing attention on the miseries of Darfur. She teases and titillates in a celebrity culture and uses her fame for a good cause.

Linda Chavez | March 30, 2012

It may be months before we know what actually happened the night Trayvon Martin was shot in Sanford, Fla. on February 26. But many seem to have already decided that this was a brutal case of racial profiling and vigilante justice, emblematic of lingering racism in America.

Donald Lambro | March 30, 2012

Joe Biden has begun attacking Mitt Romney's credentials on the economy -- the issue for which President Obama gets his worst marks in his job disapproval polls.

Chris Poindexter | March 30, 2012

Gold prices may be in a short-term funk for several reasons. A few central banks in developing nations have switched from accumulation to selling gold, though not on a large scale.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 30, 2012

It’s ironic, in an outrageous way, that the government punishes people for protecting their lives and property, when such actions are only necessary because the government is failing to fulfill one of its few legitimate responsibilities.

Mike Shedlock | March 30, 2012

Not a single Democrat endorsed the budget proposed by president Obama. The scorecards reads as follows Obama budget defeated 414-0.

Bob Goldman | March 30, 2012

It's 9 a.m. Do you know where your references are?

Bill Tatro | March 30, 2012

As the crab appetizer is replaced by the medium rare filet, everyone agrees that an increase in taxes is a necessity.

Lincoln Brown | March 30, 2012

Even if the entire law is thrown out, (and I will be surprised if it is) the fight over federalized healthcare is just getting started.

Jeff Carter | March 30, 2012

There was a fraud and subsequent perjury committed by a former Democratic Senator, Governor and CEO of Goldman Sachs.

Charles Payne | March 30, 2012

Bankers and prostitutes seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, and now those bankers are losing their monocles and throwing their top hats to the ground in frustration.

Fritz Pfister | March 30, 2012

The reason we hear ad nausea why consumer confidence is so important? Confident consumers spend, and consumer spending accounts for 70% of economic activity.

Paul Tracy | March 30, 2012

Sure, you hear about India, China, Russia, and Brazil. And for good reason -- those countries are growing at incredible rates, which has made many investors rich already... and will make even more people wealthy in the years ahead.

Thu, Mar 29, 2012

Diana West | March 29, 2012

Is there any interest in discovering the facts about the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman? Facts, after all, can undermine ideology. They have the power to dispel fantasy. They can put the brakes on error. They lead, sometimes, to logical conclusions.

Cliff May | March 29, 2012

The dictionary defines diplomacy as the “art and practice of conducting negotiations,” but one incisive wag said diplomacy is really “the art of saying ‘nice doggie’ till you can find a rock.”

Salena Zito | March 29, 2012

Less than a month before the Republican presidential primary in Pennsylvania, some experts warn that Rick Santorum faces a second humiliating defeat in a state he represented for sixteen years in Washington D.C.

Maggie Gallagher | March 29, 2012

The shocked look on CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin's face as he emerged from the Supreme Court's oral arguments over Obamacare was priceless.

Ken Blackwell | March 29, 2012

In Washington this week, a rare drama is unfolding in the U.S. Supreme Court. The momentous question that is before the court is this: Shall we be Citizens or Subjects?

Katie Pavlich | March 29, 2012

Although we don’t have all of the facts surrounding the circumstances of what happened between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, some things are certain. The way the media, President Obama, race baiter Al Sharpton, celebrities, the Congressional Black Caucus and other politicians have responded to the situation, is embarrassing to say the least.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 29, 2012

When I was young, I thought that I knew everything. The older I have grown, the more I have begun to understand how little I know. As a young, determined, hardworking financial consultant in the late 1980s and early 1990s, life seemed rather simple: Work hard, get ahead.

Victor Davis Hanson | March 29, 2012

The world was reinvented in the 1970s by soaring oil prices and massive transfers of national wealth. It could be again if the price of petroleum crashes -- a real possibility given the amazing estimates about the new gas and oil reserves on the North American continent.

Michael Barone | March 29, 2012

"I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it." So said John Kerry, in Huntington, W.V., on Tuesday, March 16, 2004, two weeks after he had clinched the Democratic presidential nomination by carrying every state but Vermont in the Super Tuesday primaries.

Larry Elder | March 29, 2012

No matter whether Zimmerman is charged or convicted, a tragedy occurred. But is Jesse Jackson right, that the death of Trayvon Martin suggests "blacks are under attack," presumably by racist non-blacks?

Judge Andrew Napolitano | March 29, 2012

This week, the Supreme Court measured Obamacare to see whether it fits within the confines of the Constitution.

Kate Hicks | March 29, 2012

After a three-day marathon of oral arguments, during which the Supreme Court considered various facets of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, final impressions everywhere are mixed.

John Ransom | March 29, 2012

Enviro-Whack jobs are celebrating the demise of America‘s most abundant energy resource, coal. Because coal has just been given the death sentence by Obama and the EPA. That means that energy prices are going up for the rest of us even more.

Cal Thomas | March 29, 2012

Politicians and presidents of both parties have occasionally suffered from open-mic syndrome, saying something when they thought the microphone was turned off they wished had not been made public.

Debra J. Saunders | March 29, 2012

I hate to sound like a lawyer, but: There's a big hole in San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's suspension of Ross Mirkarimi as sheriff.

Matt Towery | March 29, 2012

It is time for this great leader to lend his mind, his energy and his experience to the next likely Republican nominee for president -- Mitt Romney.

Paul Greenberg | March 29, 2012

To read this week's press coverage, you'd think not just a landmark Supreme Court case was upon us, but a jurisprudential Armageddon.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 29, 2012

As America rings up another $3 trillion-plus budget -- almost a historic peacetime 25 percent of gross national product -- and borrows another $1.3 trillion to pay for it, one should not be surprised that the usual mob of special pleaders is fuming at anyone who has the temerity to suggest a sane alternative.

Steve Chapman | March 29, 2012

Progress can often be defined as the stuff that happens while humanity is preoccupied with everything that is going wrong. On the surface, the first decade of the 21st century looks like an ugly parade of terrorism, war and economic convulsion.

Kyle Olson | March 29, 2012

By and large, politicians are not willing to tackle the unsustainable costs they’ve created. Consider Illinois public employee pensions.

Charles Payne | March 29, 2012

I think these happy ads about food stamps and deflecting the notion of accountability and blaming all personal failures on someone that works on Wall Street opens the pores of Americans to allow poverty to seep into the circulatory system and bone marrow of their bodies.

Bob Beauprez | March 29, 2012

While the administration has done everything in their power to discourage fossil fuel production on federal land, there has been a revival happening on private land where oil and natural gas output has increased.

Mike Shields | March 29, 2012

Democrat Steven Horsford in Nevada’s Fourth District is one of the Democrats’ most touted candidates this cycle. In fact, they are so sure he’ll win, they’re calling him a “majority maker” and flying him around the country to raise money for other Democrats rather than focusing on his own race.

Bill Tatro | March 29, 2012

If my uncle placed a couple of dollar bills in front of Hank Morganthaw, he would probably chew them up.

Chris Poindexter | March 29, 2012

The odd movements in commodities prices can be traced to more comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke who suggested that the recovery in the U.S. economy is not assured.

Brian Raum | March 29, 2012

On May 8, North Carolinians will vote on Amendment One: an act which amends “the constitution [of North Carolina] to provide that marriage between a man and woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in [the] state.”

George Jarkesy | March 29, 2012

The current dividend is at 6.2 % as of March 14th and management still has some fat to cut on their SG&A.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 29, 2012

What do the flat tax and national sales tax (and even the value-added tax) have in common?

Mike Shedlock | March 29, 2012

Hello Nancy: It seems the Supreme Court also does not want to read the bill to find out what's in it.

Doug French | March 29, 2012

Those who took heed of that old saw have no doubt weathered the storm better than those who didn't. Most financial advisors recommend that a person have three month's worth of living expenses saved — and some say six months worth, just in case. But how many people heed that advice?

Jeff Carter | March 29, 2012

Jack Welch was correct. What this election comes down to is the rule of law.

Marybeth Hicks | March 29, 2012

If there’s one thing liberals and conservatives generally have agreed upon with respect to President Obama, it’s that by all indications, he’s a good father to his daughters Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10.

Wed, Mar 28, 2012

Ann Coulter | March 28, 2012

The Non-Fox Media (NFM) didn't even pause before conjuring a racist plot in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida last month.

Kate Hicks | March 28, 2012

The Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion on Wednesday, and seemed to be cold to overturning it.

Armstrong Williams | March 28, 2012

I have often asked myself why do so many wealthy people support liberal causes? This is the flip-side of the usual election-year frustration of the liberals with the working classes’ clinging to their guns and religion.

Jeff Jacoby | March 28, 2012

"The oldest president in US history and the youngest members of the nation's electorate have forged one of the strongest bonds in American politics."

President Obama supports job creation, economic growth and revenue generation – except when he doesn’t.

Michael Reagan | March 28, 2012

President Obama wants his dear friend Vlad the Russian not to worry about the details of how the American missile defense system in Europe will be designed and implemented.

Thomas Sowell | March 28, 2012

When a 1942 Supreme Court decision that most people never heard of makes the front page of the New York Times in 2012, you know that something unusual is going on.

Michelle Malkin | March 28, 2012

Now is the time for all good tea partiers to come to the aid of Wisconsin. Fiscally conservative leaders in the Badger State are under coordinated siege from Big Labor, the White House, the liberal media and the judiciary. The yearlong campaign of union thuggery, family harassment and intimidation of Republican donors and businesses is about to escalate even further. This is the price the Right pays for doing the right thing.

John Stossel | March 28, 2012

Politicians say they "create jobs." In fact, only the private sector generates the information needed to create real, productive jobs.

Walter E. Williams | March 28, 2012

Right now, there isn't enough known about the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a black, by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old part-Hispanic, during his neighborhood watch tour in an Orlando, Fla., suburb.

Brent Bozell | March 28, 2012

What if the atheists declared they were about to throw "the largest atheist event in world history" on a Saturday in Washington and few people showed up? Reason Rally organizer David Silverman estimated that "99 percent of all atheists are closeted." The closet must still be full, because they sure weren't in Washington.

Jonah Goldberg | March 28, 2012

"White Hispanic." That's how the New York Times, Reuters and other media outlets have opted to describe George Zimmerman, a man who would simply be Hispanic if he hadn't shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The term, rarely if ever used before this tragedy, is necessary in telling the Martin story in a more comfortable way.

John Ransom | March 28, 2012

The Chicago Sun Times revealed that a nephew of former Obama chief of staff Bill Daley, Richard Vanecko, may have confessed to killing someone eight years ago, in a case “where irregularities in the investigation, including false official reports and a case file that went missing” may have contributed letting a Daley of Chicago get away with murder.

Kate Hicks | March 28, 2012

If yesterday was the dramatic climax of the health case, then today is its denouement. The Court will consider two questions today: this morning, If the mandate is unconstitutional, how much, if any, of the PPACA may remain? This afternoon, Is Medicaid expansion coercion of the states?

Neal Boortz | March 28, 2012

While Jesse Jackson tries to figure out who on his staff needs to be disciplined for failing to notify him of the events in Sanford, thus allowing Al Sharpton to get a few days head start on the self-aggrandizing exploitation; and while the special state prosecutor appointed by Governor Rick Scott works on finding the actual truth as to what happened that night between George Zimmerman and Treyvon Martin; let’s pause to take a look at the rumors, charges and outright absurdities that have been happening around this story for the last 48 hours.

Michael Medved | March 28, 2012

As he campaigns for re-election, Barack Obama pursues a profound and uncommon honor denied to nearly two-thirds of his predecessors. Contrary to a widely held popular belief, political history doesn’t anoint incumbent presidents as automatic winners or even presumptive favorites. The numbers show that most presidents fail in their efforts to maintain a long-term hold on the affections of the fickle public and that Obama will face an uphill struggle in attempting to reprise his epic victory of 2008.

Ben Shapiro | March 28, 2012

The facts of the Trayvon Martin case are still unclear. But that hasn't stopped the all-knowing, all-seeing President Obama from voicing his opinion of the situation. "You know," said Obama, "if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon. All of us have to do some soul-searching to figure out how does something like this happen."

Terry Jeffrey | March 28, 2012

President Barack Obama would like to do some things for Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and President-elect Vladimir Putin that he does not want American voters to know about before they decide whether to re-elect him in November.

David Harsanyi | March 28, 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. After all, the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution was written to prevent the government from violating on a whim or a hunch or a vendetta that uniquely American right: the right to be left alone.

Austin Bay | March 28, 2012

As President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ended a public conference in South Korea (a nation demonstrably threatened by North Korean ballistic missiles), a still-open microphone inadvertently recorded a stunning tete-a-tete. The brief but jaw-dropping act of personal diplomacy yoked U.S. and Russian arguments over missile defense systems, a serious international security issue of long-term geo-strategic consequence, to Obama's short-term domestic political plan to secure his own re-election come November.

Jason Mattera | March 28, 2012

Rapper Cee Lo Green flipping off a crowd and dropping F-bombs at an Obama fundraiser wasn’t about, well, a famous American songwriter carpet bombing an audience with R-rated material at a presidential rally.

Rich Galen | March 28, 2012

Everything I know about Constitutional law I learned in one three-hour class at Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio 45750 taught by Dr. Robert Hill.

Donald Lambro | March 28, 2012

The Supreme Court's historic debate over the constitutionality of President Obama's unpopular health care law is all about economic freedom. That freedom has been battered, bullied and beaten by the government over many decades in countless laws and restrictions, and it will be further eroded by this ill-advised health care law now before the high court.

Paul Driessen | March 28, 2012

The Sierra Club and other environmental pressure groups are redoubling their efforts to “stop fracking in its tracks.” No wonder. The technology is an existential threat to fundamental “green” dogmas.

Townhall.com Staff | March 28, 2012

The House Republican Study Committee (RSC) has proposed a federal budget that not only can America live with – it cannot live without it.

Benjamin Bull | March 28, 2012

Throughout the world, the moniker of “human rights” has long been a cloak for a number of so-called rights that cannot be justified in any other way. From free education, to free healthcare, to various aspects of the homosexual agenda and beyond, human rights have frequently been a rallying cry for people intent on imposing their worldview on others.

Jacob Sullum | March 28, 2012

On Monday, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli told the Supreme Court the "shared responsibility payment" required of Americans who fail to obtain government-approved medical coverage is not a tax. On Tuesday, he said it is.

Mike Shedlock | March 28, 2012

It's easy to make a comparison to Obama's budget and do better. Indeed it would be hard to do worse, but that does not make Ryan's budget any good.

Paul Tracy | March 28, 2012

The Barents Sea region of Norway is currently in the early stages of an economic boom for a simple reason... Beneath the surface of the Barents Sea, in frigid waters ranging from 700 to 1,500 feet deep, lie some of the largest oil and gas fields discovered in Europe in decades.

Dave Ramsey | March 28, 2012

Life never works out exactly the way you think it will. You can make all the well-reasoned and best-intentioned plans you want, but sooner or later that snake is going to bite you.

Ralph Benko | March 28, 2012

Mitt Romney is the favorite to win the Republican nomination for president. If nominated, the campaign against Obama may well hinge on the dramatically different views on monetary policy between Obama’s Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke, and that of R. Glenn Hubbard. Hubbard is dean of the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, former Chairman of the President’s council of Economic Advisers, and, with Harvard’s N. Gregory Mankiw, one of Gov. Romney’s most trusted economic policy counselors.

Edward White | March 28, 2012

Detroit, a once great city, is now an apocalyptic mess.

Charles Payne | March 28, 2012

The Sopreme Court will decide if penalties in Obamacare are taxes, but of course, they are taxing and part of a long trail of government overreach that looked to citizens to foot the bill for reckless and gutless spending binges.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 28, 2012

The evidence is overwhelming. Europe is a model, but it’s a model of the policies to avoid, not the ones to emulate

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | March 28, 2012

I opened a 529 account for my daughter two years ago. She's now 14, so we have four years before she starts college. The returns have been dismal, and I'm considering stopping my contributions.

Chris Poindexter | March 28, 2012

Chairman Bernanke indicated that the economy needed to grow faster to increase employment and that a continuation of accommodative policy was needed to support faster growth.

Ken Connor | March 28, 2012

They say what goes around comes around, or to paraphrase the Good Book, you reap what you sow.

Bob Beauprez | March 28, 2012

If the Medvedev embarrassment doesn’t make you sufficiently nauseous, check out this item from Danish news media to see what a laughing stock our President has become on the global stage.

Brett McMahon | March 28, 2012

With Santorum’s win this last weekend in Louisiana, he continues a trend of faring better than Romney in Right-to-Work (RTW) states. Many of these RTW states are located in the south and have historically been states that haven’t been impacted by labor unions such as those in the northeast and midwest.

Tue, Mar 27, 2012

Paul Greenberg | March 27, 2012

That would have been a big story out of Illinois last week if only Mitt Romney had lost as big as he won.

Susan Stamper Brown | March 27, 2012

The justifiable outrage over the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida should give all Americans reason for pause. How could an unarmed young man carrying a bag of skittles threaten gun-carrying neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was almost twice Martin's weight?

Kate Hicks | March 27, 2012

There was talk of broccoli. And gym memberships. Even burials. In day two at the Court, Obamacare's mandate came under fire from the justices. But it's not quite time for conservatives to be celebrating.

Earl Tilford | March 27, 2012

On March 19, speaking at a Morris Township, New Jersey Democratic Party fundraiser, Vice President Joe Biden provided what may be the mother of all election year bumper stickers when he asserted, “Osama Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.

Rachel Marsden | March 27, 2012

In France, an Islamic terrorist has likely hijacked the agenda for the remainder of the French presidential race. That terrorist is 23-year-old Mohammed Merah, a Franco-Algerian from Toulouse who was fatally riddled with bullets by French forces last week after a 30-hour standoff and took the television remotes of an entire nation with him.

Russell Pearce | March 27, 2012

In the Obama administration’s brief to the Supreme Court against Arizona’s Immigration Law, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli invoked the John Jay’s Federalist #3 to suggest that the founders would not want to allow Arizona to enforce immigration law.

Ken Blackwell | March 27, 2012

Wouldn’t you like to have been in the White House Situation Room when the president decided to take out Osama bin Laden?

Thomas Sowell | March 27, 2012

It is not often that I agree with Geraldo Rivera, but recently he said something very practical and potentially life-saving, when he urged black and Hispanic parents not to let their children go around wearing hoodies.

Byron York | March 27, 2012

To hear the White House tell it, Barack Obama might be the most pipeline-friendly president ever to occupy the Oval Office.

Chuck Norris | March 27, 2012

In his typical duck-'n'-dodge fashion, President Barack Obama spewed his 115th executive order upon the American public on a late Friday afternoon, March 16. Cloaked in one of Obama's candy-coated, grandiloquent titles, the "National Defense Resources Preparedness" executive order set the blogosphere ablaze this past week.

John Hawkins | March 27, 2012

When one becomes a liberal, he or she pretends to advocate tolerance, equality and peace, but hilariously, they’re doing so for purely selfish reasons. It’s the human equivalent of a puppy dog’s face: an evolutionary tool designed to enhance survival, reproductive value and status.

Mike Adams | March 27, 2012

Dear Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC): You don’t know me but you should. I’m an angry white guy. As a white guy, I’m angry a lot. But today, I’m even angrier than usual. So you should probably put me on your list of dangerous persons.

David Limbaugh | March 27, 2012

If there has ever been a case that could vindicate the Supreme Court as a guardian of liberty or incriminate it as freedom's thief, it is the court's present consideration of the Affordable Care Act.

John Ransom | March 27, 2012

The truth is that while the mainstream media cabal treats each iteration of Obama Version 2-point-whatever as a brilliant political ploy, each iteration only fills Americans with more misgivings about him. If that weren’t the case we wouldn’t see Obama continually trying to reinvent himself every three months.

Mona Charen | March 27, 2012

When I see Priscilla Buckley, who died over the weekend at age 90, in my mind's eye, she is roaring with laughter. That's how you would find her much of the time during her 43 years as managing editor of National Review. She so reveled in a good story or a bon mot.

Kate Hicks | March 27, 2012

And now, for the main event.

Cal Thomas | March 27, 2012

If you watch the news in any large city you are probably desensitized to stories about crime involving young black men. Most nights there are reports about several of them getting shot; often, more than one dies. It might be a gang fight, a revenge killing, robbery or a drive-by. Someone is likely killed for their cellphone, or simply because they talked to the wrong girl at a party. Tragedy has become routine. Too many young black men die on our streets; too many rot in our prisons.

Dennis Prager | March 27, 2012

In his front-page-of-the-business-section "Economic Scene" column in The New York Times last week, Eduardo Porter wrote, "The United States does less than other rich countries to transfer income from the affluent to the less fortunate."

Pat Buchanan | March 27, 2012

Barack Obama's statement that the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy that cries out for a more thorough investigation was the right and necessary thing to say.

John Hanlon | March 27, 2012

Growing Pains actor Kirk Cameron thinks that America is off track. He’s concerned about our country’s future and he believes that we have to look to history to find “the secret sauce” that made our nation so great in the first place. With that in mind, his new documentary Monumental focuses on Cameron’s attempt to retrace our forefather’s journey in order to better understand how our nation came into being.

Rachel Alexander | March 27, 2012

In 1980, incumbent Democrat President Carter lost reelection to Republican challenger Ronald Reagan in large part due to high gas prices and a weak economy. This year, not only are gas prices sky high and continuing to rise, but there is massive unemployment and a foreclosure crisis.

Debra J. Saunders | March 27, 2012

President Barack Obama keeps trying to give former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney credit for the Affordable Care Act, which tells you how unpopular Obamacare is.

Ryan James Girdusky | March 27, 2012

The seven savage killings of four Jews and three Muslims by French born Islamic radical Mohammed Merah is not only devastating for loved ones of the victims, but sad for the French nation as they confront the crisis of our time.

Paul Greenberg | March 27, 2012

It was inevitable that Little Rock's national airport would be renamed the Clinton National Airport. The sound principle of not naming public facilities for prominent personages until they're safely dead now tends to be honored mainly in the breach.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 27, 2012

How long are we going to put up with the fiction that free trade with China is beneficial to the United States? China uses our myopia about free trade to cheat us coming and going, steal our patents and manufacturing secrets, and violate the rules of the World Trade Organization to which they agreed when they joined.

Bill Murchison | March 27, 2012

The reason U. S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan should be president -- now, if not the day before yesterday -- is the same reason the country may eventually lick its budgetary problems.

Chris Poindexter | March 27, 2012

The fact that gold and silver are holding in a narrow range is good news as gold prices seem to have found a comfortable level they can maintain.

Nathan Slaughter | March 27, 2012

There's one thing all of this activity is telling me, is that the market is consistently underpricing North America's unconventional oil and gas reserves.

Bill Tatro | March 27, 2012

Just imagine the manager announcing to the media after finishing last in the division for the past several seasons, “OK, it’s going to be more of the same across the board, right down to the bat boy. No changes!”

Jeff Carter | March 27, 2012

Tomorrow I am going to a pretty prestigious institution, Notre Dame, and I am going to talk to graduate students about angel investing.

Stephen DeMaura | March 27, 2012

In late March, health care reform will face the “supreme” test. Tasked with determining the constitutionality of an individual mandate, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing five and a half hours of oral arguments – the most time allotted in nearly 50 years and a sign of this deliberation’s significance.

Julie Gunlock | March 27, 2012

When soft drinks were invented in the late 18th century, they were sold mainly in pharmacies and used for their “medicinal qualities,” which were thought to treat everything from stomach ailments to headaches and even impotence. How times have changed.

Gina Loudon | March 27, 2012

Dr. Gina and an associate, Dr. Dathan Paterno, have developed a new way of measuring the intelligence of our political leaders...

Crystal Wright | March 27, 2012

Rick Santorum won the Louisiana primary but is looking zanier by the day, as he can’t control the stream of consciousness erupting from his mouth. The killing of Treyvon Martin dominated news coverage last week leading up to the Louisiana primary, relegating Santorum’s win to its rightful place of a footnote in Saturday’s news cycle.

Mike Shedlock | March 27, 2012

Is Bernanke commanding the bond market or is Bernanke simply clueless?

Doug French | March 27, 2012

Moviemakers are loath to tell stories involving small-time entrepreneurs: the struggles, the long hours, the satisfaction of success, and possibly the unraveling. It's not easily done.

Charles Payne | March 27, 2012

Not content to lie about employment as a whole, the administration has a new report that claims that there are more green jobs than jobs in the entire oil industry.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 27, 2012

I’m not a lawyer. I don’t even play one on TV. But I can read, and when I look at Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution, I don’t see that Congress has the power to coerce me into buying a health insurance policy.

Mon, Mar 26, 2012

Jonathan Garthwaite | March 26, 2012

Let’s face it, an education about the Constitution is not the easiest to come by.

Frank Gaffney | March 26, 2012

In Seoul, South Korea on Monday, President Obama enthused once again about his vision of a world without nuclear weapons. It’s a dream he has had since he was a radical leftist studying at Columbia University in the early 1980s. And, in the hope of advancing it now as Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America, he declared that – since he was convinced we had more of these weapons than we need – he is going to reduce our arsenal. According to some accounts, he has in mind cutting it to one roughly the size of Pakistan’s.

Austin Nimocks | March 26, 2012

Anchorage’s Proposition 5 is being watched by many around the nation and provides the perfect example of why not everyone can be expected to grasp the complex ramifications of a proposed legal change.

Kate Hicks | March 26, 2012

The most important case to reach the Supreme Court, ostensibly since Roe v. Wade, began with the words, “There is no reason to think Congress exempted the penalty as a tax.”

Rich Galen | March 26, 2012

The Hunger Games. The film did about $155 million in its opening weekend. I had never heard of it, or the trilogy of novels by Suzanne Collins of which the first formed the basis of this film.

Marvin Olasky | March 26, 2012

On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank. The following year a constitutional amendment made possible the graduated income tax, and Congress set a top rate of 7 percent on incomes above $11 million (in 2012 dollars).

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | March 26, 2012

It is an anomaly to me to see the drift in government to control in micro-detail certain aspects of our society and yet determine to be hands-off on other key issues. I often am asked questions by the media on these choices. Recently the American public was given an edict that affects many religious non-profit organizations.

Michael Brown | March 26, 2012

The event was expected to be the “largest gathering of the secular movement in world history,” a “massive rally” that could provide “a sort of ‘Woodstock for Atheists,’ a chance for atheists to show their power in numbers and change their image.” But when pre-rally hype gave way to reality this past Saturday on the Mall in DC, the results were hardly earth-shattering, let alone movement-making and message-sending (especially to politicians, part of the targeted audience of the so-called “Reason Rally”).

John Andrews | March 26, 2012

(Denver) A few days before Rick Santorum upset Mitt Romney in the Colorado caucuses, he made a campaign stop at Colorado Christian University, where I work. As it was ending, several students asked the former senator if he would Tebow with them. The picture with all of them on a knee, heads bowed, is my favorite 2012 political image so far. Rick has got game.

Caroline Glick | March 26, 2012

The massacre of Jewish children at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school in Toulouse presents us with an appalling encapsulation of the depraved nature of our times - although at first glance, the opposite seems to be the case.

Michael Barone | March 26, 2012

President Barack Obama's 17-minute video, "The Road We've Traveled," gives us an idea of how he wants to frame the issues in the fall election.

Jeff Jacoby | March 26, 2012

The government's record-breaking debts "are not frightening to people my age, because we'll be gone," Romney argued, but "they ought to be frightening to death to people your age!"

Star Parker | March 26, 2012

As the Supreme Court starts its three day marathon to hear arguments on the constitutionality of Obamacare, let’s be clear about their challenge, and ours.

Mike Adams | March 26, 2012

My recent engagement lasted only a few days and has resulted in some unfortunate rumors spreading across the internet. It is therefore necessary for me to take a break from the usual subject matter of my columns in order to shed some light on a most unfortunate turn of events.

John Ransom | March 26, 2012

In wake of the president’s inflammatory remarks, the New Black Panther Party offered some more healing words backed by m-o-n-e-y for a b-o-u-n-t-y, -- dead or alive.

Kate Hicks | March 26, 2012

So what questions will the Court answer? What will the lawyers argue? How might the Justices vote?

Katie Kieffer | March 26, 2012

Gays are not merely bodies desiring homosexual action. Women are not walking uteruses. Gays and women are dignified human beings with reason, spirit and individuality. The Constitution considers Americans with respect to our humanity and citizenship, not our sexuality. So when politicians and sexual minority activists lobby for gay and female “rights” that trump the First and Tenth Amendments, they inadvertently attack equality for all Americans.

Lisa De Pasquale | March 26, 2012

As I begin the “De Pasquale’s Dozen” at its new home at Townhall.com, I thought it would be fitting to start with Allen Covert, the star, co-writer and co-producer of Breitbart’s favorite movie, Grandma’s Boy.

John Hanlon | March 26, 2012

“I’d never heard of abortion survivors” before I read the script for October Baby, John Schneider told me in a recent interview about his new film.

Lurita Doan | March 26, 2012

What Americans need in our next president isn’t complicated. Given our nation’s pressing problems, we just need a president capable of saying “NO”. The United States is, once again, at an important turning point, brought to the brink by Barack Obama’s profligate spending. In order to reverse the damage caused by 4 years of Obama’s left-leaning, entitlement-driven, anti-business policies, the nation needs a leader who is willing to stop the fiscal hemorrhaging and just say “no”.

Terry Paulson | March 26, 2012

When Paul Ryan delivered this year's proposed Republican budget, the political response was predictable and divided.

Bruce Bialosky | March 26, 2012

Left-wing pundits and politicos continue to insist that Mitt Romney has yet to express what he wants to accomplish as President.

Dan Holler | March 26, 2012

Soaring gas prices pose a major electoral vulnerability to a President so damaged he refused to celebrate the two year anniversary of his marquee domestic accomplishment. That is why, for the past several weeks, President Obama and his administration have been in damage control mode.

Doug French | March 26, 2012

It takes more than 8 million people to educate the 81.5 million that are enrolled in school. History and technology would say this surely can't last.

Tad DeHaven | March 26, 2012

Cato Institute budget analyst Tad DeHaven evaluates the federal budget process in 2012.

Jeff Carter | March 26, 2012

The Koch brothers kids will always have advantages over mine. The great thing about the US is it doesn’t matter. My kids can be just as successful as the Koch kids if they create something.

Charles Payne | March 26, 2012

I've been aware of the potential for water investment for years, and yet I can't remember a time when so many people were jumping on the bandwagon.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 26, 2012

Their problem is a naive assumption that bad people will obey laws banning gun ownership and possession. Or a flawed assumption that the police can be everywhere.

Mike Shedlock | March 26, 2012

The granddaddy of property tax revolts is now underway in North Dakota.

Michael Tanner | March 26, 2012

The U.S. government is about to exceed its statutory debt limit again before 2013. But that actually underestimates the size of the fiscal time bomb that this country is facing.

Chris Poindexter | March 26, 2012

Looking out over the broader economic landscape there remain ample reasons for caution.

Marita Noon | March 26, 2012

The public perception is that too much green is never enough. Green is the driver for American energy policy—and we’re being taken for a ride.

Bob Beauprez | March 26, 2012

In 1985 Tom was led by his faith to begin an education ministry in Denver for the most seriously at risk, often forgotten, kids in society.

Sun, Mar 25, 2012

Derek Hunter | March 25, 2012

The Trayvon Martin case, in addition to being a tragedy, is a case study in political exploitation and progressive tactics.

John Ransom | March 25, 2012

Hey there good-looking: If you though that calling me brilliant would get you mentioned in email/hate mail-hint to others- YOU. WERE. RIGHT!

Salena Zito | March 25, 2012

VAN METER, Pa. -- Unless you happen upon the chunk of coal marking where 239 men died in the old Darr Mine, now along the Great Allegheny Passageway trail, you’d never know you passed over one of the worst U.S. coal-mining disasters.

Austin Hill | March 25, 2012

You’ve probably seen the headlines - the J.O.B.S. bill passed in the Senate.

Doug Giles | March 25, 2012

I think the fog of the campaign war is getting to Santorum because he said last Thursday in San Antone that there is “little difference” between Romney and Obama, and we might as well stick with Barack.

Debra J. Saunders | March 25, 2012

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan introduced a hard-core GOP budget last week. His committee passed the package in a 19-18 vote.

Steve Chapman | March 25, 2012

With the Republican presidential nomination almost in his grasp, Mitt Romney rolled out a notable endorsement last week, from a former governor of Florida.

Kevin McCullough | March 25, 2012

I was in the green room on the 12th floor of Fox News building in New York on Friday when I heard the soundbite the first time, "If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon..."

Doug French | March 25, 2012

Students learn from the likes of University of Chicago economics professor Casey B. Mulligan, who believes what the economy needs right now is a little inflation in all the right places to make things better.

Larry Kudlow | March 25, 2012

Growth solves a lot of problems. All those GDP ratios for spending, deficits, and debt look a lot better when the GDP denominator is rising rapidly. Not through inflation, but through new incentives to promote real growth.

Bob Beauprez | March 25, 2012

When Obama's party took control of the House and Senate following the 2006 elections, the unemployment was 4.4%. Low unemployment vanished along with the cherry blossoms the next spring; the following year it became a national crisis.

Mark Calabria | March 25, 2012

As this was an issue with the failed nomination of Peter Diamond to the Fed, you’d think the White House (or the Fed) would have bothered to read the statute with these nominations.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 25, 2012

As I wrote in 2010, the most perverse form of welfare is when governments give handouts to Islamo-fascist radicals.

Charles Payne | March 25, 2012

Youthful angst is a rite of passage, but its concentration on economics marks the difference between Generation Y and previous classes of generations.

Michael Youssef | March 25, 2012

Initially, whole denominations acquiesced and allowed women to be ordained, but most churches still did not call women to be pastors. But with an influx of women into the system, something had to be done. So while the men worked by pastoring to parishes and parishioners, many women aimed at taking over denominational committees. Time and persistence had a way of succeeding.

Joel Oster | March 25, 2012

In El Paso, Texas, Democrat Mayor John Cook is literally doing whatever he can to cram his political preferences down the throats of El Pasoans who voted against him.

Marita Noon | March 25, 2012

For the past three years, America’s oil industry has endured public denigration, access denials, and permitting delays—all while the President touts the virtues of energy sources not equipped to power America: wind, solar, and, most recently, algae.

Mike Shedlock | March 25, 2012

California keeps up its insane attack on businesses of all kinds, this time with a proposal to force small businesses away from money-saving self-insurance plans into the arms of more costly Obama-care plans.

Chris Edwards | March 25, 2012

The plan signals the direction that House Republicans want to go in budget battles with the Democrats this year, and it also shows the likely thrust of policy under a possible Republican president next year.

Jeff Carter | March 25, 2012

Today’s market place is a banquet set up for the biggest players to profit and thrive. The dinner is the retail investor, the pension funds and the companies that try to access the marketplace.

Michael Tanner | March 25, 2012

This case isn't really about health-care reform. Rather, it's about government power and the fundamental relationship between government and the people.

Paul Jacob | March 25, 2012

The bottom line on injustice: Ultimately, it's up to us to set it right.