Sat, Apr 14, 2012

John Ransom | April 14, 2012

Once billed as the brain trust behind one of the largest solar projects ever- the Blythe Solar Power Project in California’s Coachella Valley- Solar Trust of America will end its government-sponsored Gong Show appearance with the tinny reverberation of failure that will echo for the whole industry.

Salena Zito | April 14, 2012

As the White House scrambled Thursday to prevent "mommy wars" damage done by a Democratic advisor, one expert cautioned that politicians need to learn to communicate with women voters, who factor strongly in this presidential election.

Debra J. Saunders | April 14, 2012

You have to really work at it to get arrested at a University of California campus protest. University administrators look at protest as part of the education process -- and they frequently issue memos stating how much they agree with left-wing causes. Administrators don't want campus police to arrest students -- especially students who attend demonstrations against state cuts to higher education.

John C. Goodman | April 14, 2012

Income tax time is an appropriate moment to go to the heart of President Obama’s complaint about the taxes Warren Buffett and other rich people pay, or don’t pay. What the president is really complaining about is that the tax rate on capital gains is too low.

Paul Driessen | April 14, 2012

President Obama and Senate Democrats need to take Lemonade Economics 101.

Brian Birdnow | April 14, 2012

Maureen Dowd is a woman of many talents. She is, of course, a New York Times featured columnist, a Pulitzer Prize winning commentator, and the liberals acknowledged Queen of Snark. Ms. Dowd has also completely blown a gasket, if her column of last week (April 5th) is any indication of her psychological-emotional state.

Kyle Olson | April 14, 2012

EAGnews.org and I continuously poke the belly of the education beast to see what kinds of pustules pop, and it never ceases to amaze us the types of low-lifes involved in our education system.

Daniel J. Mitchell | April 14, 2012

European politicians have learned that there’s a limit to the amount of revenue that can be obtained by taxing the rich. In part, this is because there aren’t enough rich people to finance a bloated public sector.

Nathan Slaughter | April 14, 2012

Global carmakers are widely expected to roll out 80 million vehicles this year. Those cars and trucks will leave the assembly lines with 6.24 million ounces of palladium -- 6% more than what was consumed last year and a new record high, according to Barclays Bank.

Jerry Bowyer | April 14, 2012

It can happen here. No nation is immune from the totalitarian impulse and countries which had once been the high water marks of western civilization such at Italy, Greece, Turkey and Germany have all succumbed to totalitarian impulses at one time or another.

Michael Tanner | April 14, 2012

There are currently 126 separate federal government programs designed to fight poverty and poverty is now at the highest level in nearly a decade.

Bill Tatro | April 14, 2012

It’s a deserted island and the name of the game is “The Survivor.”

Night Watch | April 14, 2012

After a decade of research and development and two prior test launches, the North Korean rocket engineers, and anyone helping them, still have failed to master stage separation.

Chris Poindexter | April 14, 2012

More certain is that if gold holds prices through the trading day we’re going to be up nearly $45 an ounce on the week and silver will finish higher after a drop into the $30 an ounce range on Tuesday.

Mike Shedlock | April 14, 2012

The numbers don't imply an improving labor market but rather clearly demonstrates the continued deterioration of workforce in the USA and probable pressure on those working to provide even greater amounts of their income to those not working.

Tad DeHaven | April 14, 2012

While Congress is busy trying to figure out how it’s going to continue screwing up the U.S. Postal Service, postal expert Michael Schuler has been busy analyzing the reasons why it’s so screwed up to begin with.

Steve Deace | April 14, 2012

All along Ron Paul supporters have been claiming their guy was the only consistently principled candidate, and the only candidate who truly represented a challenge to the corrupt established order in Washington, D.C.

Alexis Garcia | April 14, 2012

The IRS currently does not have congressional approval to impose these rules, nor do they have the authority to grant themselves that power. That is why Chicago tax preparer Sabina Loving teamed up with the Institute for Justice to file suit against the IRS.

Fri, Apr 13, 2012

Larry Kudlow | April 13, 2012

Obama doesn't tell you that Reagan had a completely different tax-reform vision. And reality.

Maggie Gallagher | April 13, 2012

Team Obama would clearly like us to believe Republican attacks on Obamacare's mandates alienated women.

Donald Lambro | April 13, 2012

WASHINGTON - President Obama admitted this week that the "Buffett Rule," his plan to raise taxes on wealthier Americans, is "a gimmick."

Demetrius Minor | April 13, 2012

Thanks to liberal Democrat Hilary Rosen’s vicious attack on Ann Romney claiming that she has never had a “real job”, the conservative base of the GOP is now united in one front to destroy liberalism. Ann Romney, mother of 5 boys and a survivor of multiple sclerosis and breast cancer, is a testament to the many mothers who sacrificed careers and opportunities to make the selfless service of putting their families first.

Mary Grabar | April 13, 2012

Why would GALEO (Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials), which lobbies against enforcement of immigration laws, thank “students” and “educators” (among others) for defeating Georgia bills restricting illegal aliens? Their April 9 newsletter joyfully announces in a headline “ZERO anti-immigrant [sic] legislation from GA passed.”

Michelle Malkin | April 13, 2012

The authenticity of conservative women has always been under attack by radical orthodox feminists, but perhaps not as brazenly as by someone with such direct and frequent access to the corridors of the White House message machine as Hilary B. Rosen.

John Hawkins | April 13, 2012

Saul Alinsky was a brilliant man. Evil, but brilliant. Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, everyone on the Left from the President on down is playing by his rules in the political arena.

Brent Bozell | April 13, 2012

The poobahs of our popular culture never seem happy unless they're taking entertainment down to the "next level" of deviancy.

Star Parker | April 13, 2012

President Obama has laid out the core message of his reelection campaign. It is a message whose claims are blatantly false and whose point is irrelevant to what is of greatest concern to Americans today.

Jonah Goldberg | April 13, 2012

President Obama's re-election largely hinges on his ability to play young voters for suckers -- again -- and whether Mitt Romney will let him.

David Limbaugh | April 13, 2012

Though everyone is talking about Democratic strategist and Obama confidant Hilary Rosen's insolent remarks about Ann Romney, I want to discuss them, too, because they reveal her leftist mindset.

John Ransom | April 13, 2012

Corrupted words make it easier for us to have corrupted ideals. Obama is using language carefully to corrupt our ideals, as Orwell demonstrated would happen in an undefined progressive future in both Animal Farm and 1984.

Mona Charen | April 13, 2012

The president is barnstorming around the nation hoping to enrage voters at the injustice that the wealthy pay fewer taxes than the middle class. "Now that's wrong," Obama objected, "That's not fair."

Scott Rasmussen | April 13, 2012

Any doubt that Mitt Romney would win the Republican presidential nomination vanished when Rick Santorum left the race. It also marked the end of Romney's time as the defining figure in the overall contest for the White House.

Oliver North | April 13, 2012

Nine years ago this week, our Fox News team accompanied U.S. Marines as they swept into Baghdad and then north up the Tigris River to seize Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.

Pat Buchanan | April 13, 2012

God save me from my friends; I can take care of my enemies.

Suzanne Fields | April 13, 2012

BERLIN -- Three Jewish women, each the wife of a German Christian, celebrated Passover together this year and invited me to the feast.

Diana West | April 13, 2012

Now that Election 2012 is shaping up as a contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney, an observation and a prediction.

Linda Chavez | April 13, 2012

Not since Hillary Clinton's infamous remark during the 1992 presidential campaign -- "I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas" -- has a prominent Democratic woman so insulted full-time homemakers.

Paul Greenberg | April 13, 2012

It'll be quite a ceremony -- you could even call it a spectacle -- at Fayetteville, Ark., come Sunday. It seems Bill Clinton is due back at the University of Arkansas, where he once taught law, to deliver the first in a new lecture series named after Dale Bumpers and his wife Betty.

Daniel J. Mitchell | April 13, 2012

I posted last month about why it’s important to shut down the corrupt subsidies at the Export-Import bank. This story is a good example of why handouts for big companies are a carousel of sleaze.

Mike Shedlock | April 13, 2012

Republicans should accept Buffett's proposal in return for scrapping Davis Bacon, passing national right-to-work legislation, and ending collective bargaining of public unions.

Paul Tracy | April 13, 2012

Rather than settle for the paltry yields these other investments offer, investors have been increasingly looking to income stocks instead. But this presents pitfalls of its own.

Bob Goldman | April 13, 2012

One of Tugend's strategies for coping comes from career planning expert, Dawn Rosenberg McKay, who suggests that instead of making yourself sick, you make yourself a list.

Jack Bouroudjian | April 13, 2012

T. Boone Pickens has paid over $665 Million dollars in taxes since he was 70 years old, yet apparently he hasn’t paid enough.

Chris Poindexter | April 13, 2012

The dollar weakened against a basket of other currencies, including the euro, and normally that means gold prices would advance, but not lately.

Gina Loudon | April 13, 2012

As American women look at the business leader who took Ann Romney to that great place, they might just prefer a President who worked for his wife and family to that end, rather than a President who truly has never even held a job in the private sector, met a budget, or had anything of luxury not funded by taxpayers.

Jeff Carter | April 13, 2012

Couples that make the choice to have a spouse stay home don’t enter into it lightly. Generally, it falls on the female to do it, but more and more males are starting to stay at home too.

Bob Beauprez | April 13, 2012

Blahous's findings are added to an already lengthy list of similar reports that have exposed the true cost of ObamaCare and the legislation's infringement of individual freedom of both patient and doctor.

Peter Schiff | April 13, 2012

Hailing from academia and local community organizing, Barack Obama likely did not spend huge amounts of time boning up on economic history. However, there are other subjects where he should find firmer footing.

Mike Shields | April 13, 2012

Like most Americans, I was glued to the TV this past weekend watching the Masters in Augusta, Georgia. The Masters is a tradition unlike any other, but unfortunately Augusta’s congressman is a Democrat like every other.

Thu, Apr 12, 2012

Cliff May | April 12, 2012

The term “Arab Spring” was born of optimism, not analysis. When a downtrodden fruit monger in Tunisia self-immolated, setting off a series of regional upheavals, many journalists, diplomats and academics thought they heard an echo of the Prague Spring of 1968. That was when Czechoslovakia boldly initiated democratic reforms – an experiment quickly extinguished by a Soviet invasion.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | April 12, 2012

As a mother, you want to protect your children, but we also know that it's the conflict that provides the growth opportunity for children.

Victor Davis Hanson | April 12, 2012

In 2008, a mostly unknown Barack Obama ran for president on an inclusive agenda of "hope and change." That upbeat message was supposed to translate into millions of green jobs, fiscal sobriety, universal health care, a resetting of Bush foreign policy, and racial unity.

Michael Barone | April 12, 2012

Now that Rick Santorum has "suspended" his campaign, we can stop pretending and can say what has been clear for weeks: Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for president. The general election campaign has begun.

Larry Elder | April 12, 2012

"I don't know any polite way of putting this -- but he's lying," said professor John Ellis, president of the National Association of Scholars' California division. Ellis was reacting to a critic's characterization of the NAS's damning report, "A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the University of California."

Judge Andrew Napolitano | April 12, 2012

What if the government never took the Constitution seriously?

John Ransom | April 12, 2012

Let's face it: Obama's energy policy is made by environmentalist. And that means that the US really doesn' t have an energy policy at all.

Ken Blackwell | April 12, 2012

Sadly, some are exploiting the Trayvon Martin shooting to target self-defense laws that protect innocent lives. These laws safeguard law-abiding and peaceable citizens, and are not to blame in the tragic Florida incident. Stand your ground laws did not apply in that situation, and statements to the contrary are irresponsible and misinformed.

Cal Thomas | April 12, 2012

Most campaigns have a musical theme. Rick Santorum, who "suspended" his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, might have selected the song "The Impossible Dream."

Terry Jeffrey | April 12, 2012

Today in America, we never turn off the generators. We are almost permanently leashed to electronic devices.

Debra J. Saunders | April 12, 2012

Last week, Coppola filed a lawsuit against the Tavola Italian Kitchen in Novato, Calif., on the grounds that the restaurant's use of the Italian word for table constitutes "trademark infringement, unfair competition" and false advertising, among other misdeeds.

Matt Towery | April 12, 2012

Considering Rick Santorum's sudden departure from the race, it's time to quit dancing around and bluntly state what the problem is for the man likely to become the Republican nominee for president.

Kyle Olson | April 12, 2012

It’s been said you can judge a person’s character by the company he keeps. The same can be said of organizations. That’s why it’s so troubling that a national teachers union – the American Federation of Teachers – continues to employ such radicals.

Steve Chapman | April 12, 2012

Unemployment remains high; job growth is sluggish; and millions of Americans have given up hope of ever finding work. So how do creative legislators propose to generate new hiring? Easy: Make it more expensive.

Emmett Tyrrell | April 12, 2012

All is bleak. All is woe! I speak of the tea party movement, the movement of 2009 and 2010 that was the hot news story of those years and led to the Republican rout of the Democrats in 2010. Now the tea party movement is, according to reports in the media, in decline.

Charles Payne | April 12, 2012

Obama doesn't understand that the system isn’t designed to make losers into winners, unless they land a reality television show. Maybe that's because he's the ultimate TV reality show.

Nathan Slaughter | April 12, 2012

In this bleak industry, it's often a struggle just to avoid bankruptcy -- let alone generate any real profits for shareholders. So when you find a company that's able to do so, you know you can't ignore it.

Bob Beauprez | April 12, 2012

On primary election day April 3, O'Keefe was offered the ballot for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder after simply stating his name and address.

Chris Poindexter | April 12, 2012

For many people there’s been this notion that it was the backyard bunker crowd who believed in global economic collapse who were pushing up gold prices, but that turns out to be only partially true.

Marybeth Hicks | April 12, 2012

In 1968, cigarette maker Philip Morris launched a brand of smokes just for women. Marketed with the provocative slogan, “You’ve come a long way, baby,” Virginia Slims offered an elegant profile and an image that suggested freedom, empowerment and equality.

Political Calculations | April 12, 2012

The March 2012 jobs data would seem to confirm that the U.S. economy has indeed begun to decelerate after growing strongly, as we have been expecting.

J. T. Young | April 12, 2012

On April 2, Obama sought to compensate for what many have called a lackluster Administration defense before the Supreme Court of the President’s healthcare overhaul. He overcompensated.

Hal Scherz | April 12, 2012

Perhaps the worst of Obamacare is exemplified by the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB); one of the 159 new boards created by Obamacare.

Daniel J. Mitchell | April 12, 2012

I’ve already explained why Warren Buffett is either dishonest or clueless about tax policy.

Mike Shedlock | April 12, 2012

Of all the inept policy moves in the midst of a clear depression, hiking taxes is right at the top of the list. Yet, that is the path Spain is on.

Michael Tanner | April 12, 2012

Deconstructing one of President Obama’s speeches can be a bit like taking a trip to an alternate universe.

Wed, Apr 11, 2012

Paul Greenberg | April 11, 2012

The race for the Republican presidential nomination has been over for some time, and now Rick Santorum has finally admitted it -- and let it be over. At last.

Ann Coulter | April 11, 2012

Why would Republicans support sending more troops to Afghanistan, when that war was long over, or helping topple Moammar Gadhafi, who had become an ally in the war on terrorism? Some Republicans seem to support all military deployments just out of habit.

Rich Galen | April 11, 2012

Rick Santorum called it a day yesterday afternoon.

Michael Reagan | April 11, 2012

You told some newspapers editors last week that if Ronald Reagan were running for president today "he could not get through the Republican primary."

Crystal Wright | April 11, 2012

The 39 year old single woman spends an endless amount of ink trying to convince herself and single women everywhere they are happy living empowered lives of solitude, which couldn’t be further from the truth.

Jeff Jacoby | April 11, 2012

Now that the 2012 Masters Tournament is over, the hounds of political correctness have stopped baying at Augusta National Golf Club over its membership policies. The gender-grievance industry is moving on, looking for a new target to harangue.

Humberto Fontova | April 11, 2012

Last week Miami Marlin’s manager Ozzie Guillen told Time magazine that he “loves and respects” Fidel Castro. This week, reacting to outrage by Americans of Cuban heritage (i.e. a huge chunk of Marlin ticket-buyers,) the MLB suspended Guillen for five games. Apparently eager to head-off worse retribution (and damage–control ticket sales) on April 19th a moping Guillen issued a groveling apology at a Miami press Conference.

Michael Brown | April 11, 2012

On April 20th, in thousands of schools across America, your hard-earned tax dollars will help underwrite the homosexual indoctrination of your kids. Yes, April 20th will mark the annual Day of Silence, described on its website as “a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools.”

Hugh Hewitt | April 11, 2012

With Mitt Romney all but universally acknowledged as the GOP certain nominee, attention has quickly and rightly turned to speculation about the former Massachusetts governor’s running mate.

Michelle Malkin | April 11, 2012

Let's stipulate: Activists on the left are free to exercise their rights of speech and assembly to boycott businesses whose politics they oppose. Conversely, activists on the right are free to exercise the power of their pocketbooks and refrain from supporting businesses that shun their values.

John Stossel | April 11, 2012

I'm suspicious of superstitions, like astrology or the belief that "green jobs will fix the environment and the economy." I understand the appeal of such beliefs. People crave simple answers and want to believe that some higher power determines our fates.

Walter E. Williams | April 11, 2012

None of those black-on-white atrocities made anywhere near the news that the Trayvon Martin case made, and it's deliberate. Editors for the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune admitted to deliberately censoring information about black crime for political reasons, in an effort to "guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion."

Brent Bozell | April 11, 2012

The news is stuffed with "studies" in which "experts" tell us how we should behave. One recently found that conservatives have lost their trust in science over the last 40 years. That's probably because the very political academics of science are routinely summoned to prove the right-wingers are not only wrong but dangerously wrong and not just dangerously wrong but evil, too.

Jonah Goldberg | April 11, 2012

In his Wisconsin victory speech last Tuesday, Mitt Romney said, "Washington has to become an ally of business, not the opposition of business."

John Ransom | April 11, 2012

We hired a guy for president whose biggest accomplishment so far could be getting the one thing he did (Obamacare) reversed- and that reversal will be a big relief to you, to him and to me according to his supporters. And you thought not passing a budget was bad?

Neal Boortz | April 11, 2012

Well, I think he can relax. Pretty sure, actually.

Ken Blackwell | April 11, 2012

America, with its constitutionally protected freedoms and entrepreneurial spirit, has generated prosperity at a level which is unique to the human experience.

Michael Medved | April 11, 2012

If, after the stumbles of the last week, the recovery resumed and the economy looked notably healthier in November, would Barack Obama deserve re-election?

Ben Shapiro | April 11, 2012

For months, we've heard the chattering class tell us that Mitt Romney was the only acceptable Republican nominee. He was the only candidate who could beat Barack Obama; he was the only one smart enough, savvy enough, and milquetoast enough to defeat Obama in a general election. While Newt Gingrich was too hot and Rick Santorum was too cold, Romney was the Goldilocks candidate, everyone's second choice.

Terry Jeffrey | April 11, 2012

Years ago, the monks at Saint Catherine's Monastery, which sits at the foot of Mount Sinai, maintained a dormitory for visitors. It was a rustic place, where a noisy, gas-powered generator provided the only electricity.

Austin Bay | April 11, 2012

This past Tuesday, April 10, as the ceasefire arranged by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan supposedly commenced, Syrian rebels posted a short video on the Internet that they claimed showed mortar shells fired by forces loyal to dictator Bashir Assad striking the city of Homs. I watched part of the herky-jerky clip. Near the end, I heard someone, likely the cameraman, appealing to God.

Donald Lambro | April 11, 2012

WASHINGTON - The sharp slowdown in hiring stunned President Obama's worried campaign strategists Friday, fueling deeper doubts about a second term.

Kyle Olson | April 11, 2012

EAGnews.org is releasing a series of stunning reports to show taxpayers exactly how our dollars are being spent in government schools. We repeatedly hear from the education establishment that school coffers are being raided, requiring teachers to be laid off and programs to be cut. We hear schools are on the brink of bankruptcy and are operating on shoe-string budgets.

Jacob Sullum | April 11, 2012

Last week, President Obama warned that if the Supreme Court stops Congress from forcing Americans to buy government-approved health insurance, it will be imposing restrictions on federal power of a sort not seen since the early 1930s, the late 1920s, 1905 or 1789.

Cliff Ennico | April 11, 2012

The new law, which was signed by President Obama last week, changes the federal securities laws so as to enable startups and other privately owned companies to raise capital from strangers on the Internet

Ken Connor | April 11, 2012

Last week, President Obama made news when he suggested that it would be "unprecedented" for the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional a law passed by a "strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."

Jeff Carter | April 11, 2012

There are new regulations coming out that say 7% of your workforce must be disabled if you want to do business with the government.

George Friedman | April 11, 2012

In looking at North Korea, the Iranians recognized a pattern they could use to their advantage.

Chris Poindexter | April 11, 2012

The last time the silver/gold ratio hit 52 was around the end of March and coincided with a time several of the large online dealers were offering bullion-priced silver products for $0.99 over the spot price.

Daniel J. Mitchell | April 11, 2012

Unfortunately, some people misinterpret the insights of the Laffer Curve. Politicians, for instance, tend to either pretend it doesn’t exist, or they embrace it with excessive zeal and assume all tax cuts “pay for themselves.”

Kristan Hawkins | April 11, 2012

As the Obama Administration’s assault on religious liberties and individual freedom from the HHS mandate continues, the liberal, feminist blog Jezebel alerts readers that the injectable contraception shot, Depo-Provera, doubles a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

Dave Ramsey | April 11, 2012

You’ve got two of these yanking your chain right now - money and children.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | April 11, 2012

I'm trying to be smart about investing for retirement, but all the different accounts out there confuse me. Help!

Mike Shedlock | April 11, 2012

The Fed is much like a rotten mother who throws her spoiled brat a lollipop as a reward for a temper tantrum says John Hussman in yet another excellent missive.

David Sterman | April 11, 2012

Right now, a number of stocks in the S&P 500 have moved into nosebleed territory in terms of projected 2013 price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios. Here are the 10 most richly-valued stocks in the S&P 500.

Ralph Benko | April 11, 2012

Why is Rep. Barney Frank rounding up his liberal legislative militia to oppose the Sound Dollar Act of 2012? This is a bill recently introduced by Rep. Kevin Brady, top Republican on the Congressional Joint Economic Committee. It is co-sponsored by 31 of his House colleagues and has a Senate counterpart from Utah’s Mike Lee.

Tue, Apr 10, 2012

Lincoln Brown | April 10, 2012

Unbeknownst to the Tinsel Town crowd, there is a definite interest in messages that don’t denigrate, titillate or enrage the American public.

Russell Pearce | April 10, 2012

In 2004, I authored the Prop 200: Arizona Taxpayers and Citizens Protection Act. The law required proof of citizenship to register to vote, a photo I.D. when voting, and proof of eligibility to receive non-federal mandated public benefits. The Left and even many RINOs like John McCain screamed racism, but Arizona voters passed it by an overwhelming margin.

Rachel Marsden | April 10, 2012

By now you've likely heard about the infamous Las Vegas convention bash during which federal civil servants at the General Services Administration indulged in various frivolities to the tune of $823,000 of your money. That conference featured, among other things, a hired professional clown -- which is like Picasso hiring some guy from out of the Yellow Pages to paint a mural.

Gary Shapiro | April 10, 2012

Without a clear enemy to unify us, like the Soviet Union or the terrorists who attacked us on September 11, America is at war with itself. The result: our nation lacks the national consensus needed to choose priorities and make tough decisions – or even dump bad laws based on good intentions.

Armstrong Williams | April 10, 2012

Fear is sometimes good for you. It can help you anticipate and avoid danger, and remain safe. It functions the same way pain does—its purpose is your survival.

Cal Thomas | April 10, 2012

BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Here, where Titanic, the massive White Star Line luxury liner, was built -- the joke for years has been, "It was fine when it left here." This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ship "Not even God himself could sink...." and the centenary is being observed in diverse ways.

Rachel Alexander | April 10, 2012

Obama is shrewdly characterizing the recession in a way that breeds resentment towards the wealthy, diverting dissatisfaction away from himself. Most of his recent speeches include assertions that there are a few Americans getting rich, while everyone else is suffering.

Thomas Sowell | April 10, 2012

Have you noticed that what modest economic improvements we have seen occurred during the much-lamented "gridlock" in Washington? Nor is this unusual. If you check back through history, doing nothing has a far better track record than that of politicians intervening in the economy.

Byron York | April 10, 2012

In 1996, Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act by huge bipartisan votes -- 342 - 67 in the House and 85 - 14 in the Senate. President Bill Clinton signed the measure into law.

Chuck Norris | April 10, 2012

In my column two weeks ago, "Not All Presidential Orders Are Created Equal," I discussed some specifics in President Barack Obama's March 16 executive order, "National Defense Resources Preparedness," and how it is a completely audacious overreach of presidential power, especially enacting peacetime martial law.

John Hawkins | April 10, 2012

1) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fund raising event.

David Limbaugh | April 10, 2012

Can anyone think of an innocuous reason that President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder oppose state voter ID laws?

John Ransom | April 10, 2012

The number one enemy of women’s health is a poor economy, and when it comes to the economy, Democrats are responsible for the worst recovery since the Great Depression. For all the rhetoric about who really cares about women, the Democrats can’t produce the goods.

Mona Charen | April 10, 2012

Last month the Obamas hosted a White House conference on bullying. It was intended as a show of support for victims, but watching this president in action, it might just as easily have been a tutorial.

Dennis Prager | April 10, 2012

In light of the tragic killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin -- and the manufactured hysteria surrounding it -- one thing needs to be stated as clearly and as often as possible: The United States is the least racist and least xenophobic country in the world.

Pat Buchanan | April 10, 2012

As the 40th anniversary of Watergate impends, we are to be bathed again in the great myth and morality play about the finest hour in all of American journalism.

Leah Barkoukis | April 10, 2012

The recently published Patriot and Friends: Fair and Square by Michelle A. Peacock delivers a bold conservative message in a book for little patriots.

Debra J. Saunders | April 10, 2012

President Barack Obama chastised the media last week. "I think that there is oftentimes the impulse to suggest that if the two parties are disagreeing, then they're equally at fault and the truth lies somewhere in the middle," the president chided those attending the American Society of Newspaper Editors luncheon.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | April 10, 2012

As we mourn the death of Trayvon Martin, we should take the time to remember another 17-year-old black youth murdered just four years ago. On March 2, 2008, high school senior Jamiel Shaw was gunned down in Los Angeles. According to police, Shaw was walking home when two men he had never met jumped out of a car and one shot him.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 10, 2012

The charter school movement was presented to the American people as a way to have more parental control over public school education. Charter schools are public schools financed by local taxpayers and federal grants.

Paul Driessen | April 10, 2012

EPA’s E-15 ethanol plan is bad for our pocketbooks, environment and energy policy.

Bill Murchison | April 10, 2012

As the current president of the United States tells it, his Republican adversaries are launched on a crusade to revive the dog-eat-dog economic philosophy known to our great grandparents as "social Darwinism." Horrors!

Peter Schiff | April 10, 2012

The President laid bare his beliefs that America's source of economic strength has been her historical embrace of collective action, wealth redistribution, and government policies that have protected workers from the ravages of the wealthy.

Nicole Neily | April 10, 2012

Children learn that April showers bring May flowers. For farmers around the world, however, May flowers are affected by other factors as well, such as weather, disease, and insects. In 2008 (the last year that statistics were published), the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization estimated that 13 percent of the world’s population – a full 850 million people – were undernourished.

Charles Payne | April 10, 2012

I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend and various holiday observances and forgot about the economy, stock market, Federal Reserve, debt, crumbling educational standards, demise of morality, embrace of mediocrity, and flaccid economic recovery.

Bill Tatro | April 10, 2012

John no longer makes monthly 401k contributions, and in fact, the 401k itself was totally depleted in just 12 months as he borrowed against it.

Daniel J. Mitchell | April 10, 2012

Simply stated, there is no practical way to get a good deal from either the Democrats in the Senate or the Obama Administration.

Paul Tracy | April 10, 2012

Dozens of countries are growing their economies at faster rates than the United States. The CIA World Factbook ranks the United States near the bottom in world gross domestic product growth -- number 172 of 214 countries/territories. That's not all.

Jeff Carter | April 10, 2012

What’s a dark pool? It’s a private place where transactions happen anonymously. They are deliberately opaque. One of the basic functions of a marketplace is transparency, especially transparency of price. Dark pools take that away.

Mike Shedlock | April 10, 2012

President Obama should look in a mirror and blame his inept Mideast policy. Of course President Bush could do the same.

Mon, Apr 09, 2012

Frank Gaffney | April 09, 2012

A troubling pattern of putting U.S. and allied security interests second to the Obama administration’s political priorities is now well-established. If allowed to continue, it will not only make the world more dangerous. It is going to get people killed – probably in large numbers and some of them may be Americans.

Ken Blackwell | April 09, 2012

We are often reminded that President Obama is the smartest man ever to occupy the White House. That’s how Prof. Michael Beschloss, presidential historian, described him. Of course, Mr. Obama was editor of Harvard Law Review. Most of all, we are informed regularly that Barack Obama taught constitutional law at University of Chicago. That’s no mean accomplishment.

Rich Galen | April 09, 2012

I didn't pay much attention to the Masters golf tournament this weekend.

Matt Barber | April 09, 2012

Eric Holder is a busy man. When President Obama’s chief law enforcement officer isn’t tied up selling guns to Mexican drug cartels, refusing to prosecute self-serving cases of voter intimidation or ignoring “wanted dead or alive” bounties placed by black militants on the heads of private citizens, he’s busy conspiring with pro-abortion extremists to bring the full weight of the federal government down upon innocent pro-life advocates.

Larry Kudlow | April 09, 2012

Overspending, huge tax threats, a highly interventionist Fed policy, and Obamacare regulations, mandates, and taxes have damaged the animal spirits and held back growth from the normal spring-back off a deep recession.

Kathryn Lopez | April 09, 2012

'We have to get beyond the damn rhetoric,' Dr. John Bruchalski tells a group of medical students on a recent stop in his second annual National Medical Students for Life Tour.

Michael Barone | April 09, 2012

Time for a postmortem on the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Star Parker | April 09, 2012

With black and Hispanic voters seemingly ensconced with the Democrats – Barack Obama won 95 percent of the black vote and 67 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2008 – is there anything Republicans can do to turn around what seems to be an inevitable train wreck for their Party?

Mike Adams | April 09, 2012

Dear Bill (Ayers): I try not to use the word “jackass” too often. Whenever I start writing about you, however, that word just seems to fit into every sentence – sort of like Selah fits into a Davidic Psalm.

John Ransom | April 09, 2012

What Maxine was trying to say, yet not say at the same time, was that she would be all about socializing the oil industry, like her friend Hugo Chavez did down in Venezuela. Now she can’t wait until she gets a crack at, uh, uh, uh, Wall Street.

Katie Kieffer | April 09, 2012

Christ recognized as “good” a legitimate form of human government that espouses freedom, private property rights and representative authority. So, if you call yourself a Christian (as President Obama does) then I think you must also be a capitalist.

Lisa De Pasquale | April 09, 2012

Before there was “The Daily Show” and the Internet, there was one outlet where Generation Xers like me got their news: “MTV News” and its host, Kurt Loder.

Lurita Doan | April 09, 2012

The recent exposé of clowns and mind-readers as critical support elements of government training at a U.S. General Services (GSA) conference in Las Vegas has served as a politically expedient way for Barack Obama to pretend to be tough on the issue of wasteful spending.

Terry Paulson | April 09, 2012

Whether looking at the founding or the future of our country, faith matters.

Bruce Bialosky | April 09, 2012

A few weeks back I took on our federal employees for being delinquent on their taxes to the tune of $1 billion. I received some criticism for that article, principally from readers who thought that government employees were being unfairly singled out. But just as that column appeared, the government confirmed what most knowledgeable people already suspected: federal employees are significantly overpaid.

Dan Holler | April 09, 2012

For months, President Obama and his political team have worked to frame the November election as a choice. Their motivation for doing so is understandable, as the other option – a public referendum on their record – is likely to end in their defeat.

Dave Ramsey | April 09, 2012

I think I’ve got two words for your accountant – you’re fired!

Mike Shedlock | April 09, 2012

Illinois has combined $137 billion in pension and healthcare liabilities on top of $9 billion in current unpaid bills.

Jeff Carter | April 09, 2012

Farmers can be really wise. They learn a lot by making their living from the land, or from raising livestock on their property.

Tad DeHaven | April 09, 2012

Sorry, but the “federal government is broke” argument won’t get the job done. In fact, it’s just a cop out that Republican politicians often use to avoid having to provide a coherent, principled justification for spending cuts.

Daniel J. Mitchell | April 09, 2012

Ron Paul has made “End the Fed” a popular slogan, but some people worry that this is a radical untested idea. In part, this is because it is human nature to fear the unknown.

Doug French | April 09, 2012

Wall Street has become a numbers game played at high speed by powerful computers trading complex derivatives utilizing even more complex mathematical modeling.

Charles Payne | April 09, 2012

When it comes to money and finance, Europeans are like teenage sailors on shore leave.

Mark Baisley | April 09, 2012

The story of Easter begins in Genesis, with the creation of the Universe. And according to the Book of John, it was Jesus himself who created it all.

Sun, Apr 08, 2012

Paul Jacob | April 08, 2012

In modern politics, our biggest problem isn't the people. The biggest problem remains the politicians.

Derek Hunter | April 08, 2012

I’ve sat by and watched progressives attack our liberties, our Constitution and our way of life for long enough. No more.

John Ransom | April 08, 2012

That class warfare thing has really worked out in Chicago. That’s why Jesse Jackson’s Operation Push, the Rainbow Coalition, Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic and anti- American Nation of Islam all make hay in Democrat-controlled Chicago.

Salena Zito | April 08, 2012

Mitt Romney stood in a closet-sized room just before taking the stage where an old sawdust mill once sat, the nearby Endless Mountains framing his silhouette.

Ken Blackwell | April 08, 2012

Anti-war presidential candidate Gene McCarthy once described reporters as being like blackbirds on the telephone lines: One lands, they all land; one flies off, they all fly off.

Austin Hill | April 08, 2012

He campaigned against financial mismanagement, and the “harsh realities” of global capitalism. He pledged during his campaign to end corruption in both the government and the private sector.

Doug Giles | April 08, 2012

If you’re a 20-year-old black male, you can beat an 85-year-old white woman to death and pummel her 90-year-old white husband straight into ICU, and it won’t make the national news.

Debra J. Saunders | April 08, 2012

Why is the federal government under President Barack Obama arguably tougher on medical marijuana operations than it was under George W. Bush? That's the question that anti-drug-war groups have been asking themselves for months.

Humberto Fontova | April 08, 2012

For historical truths you’ll never get from the New York Times, NPR, The History Channel, CNN NBC much less your history professor click on Dancing With The Stars nowadays.

Paul Greenberg | April 08, 2012

Call me Mary -- not the one who bore Him, but she who was borne up by him, little did I know it at the time. And you? You say you're some sort of scribe. Lord knows there is always something to write about in Judaea.

Steve Chapman | April 08, 2012

Back in the 1960s, conservatives angry at the Supreme Court's rulings under its liberal chief justice put up billboards with the message: "Impeach Earl Warren." Today, you can order T-shirts and buttons with an updated demand: "Impeach John Roberts."

Mike Shedlock | April 08, 2012

Unfortunately, firing useless bureaucrats is not even half the battle. Accrued pension benefits is the big problem for cities and states.

Daniel J. Mitchell | April 08, 2012

I’ve reported some horror stories about bureaucrats ripping off taxpayers with lavish compensation packages. We now have another über-bureaucrat to add to our list.

Charles Payne | April 08, 2012

For all the bluster and all the analysts singing from the recovery-is-here hymn sheet there isn't enough confidence to give the economy the benefit of the doubt.

Larry Kudlow | April 08, 2012

All along he’s been arguing that only states have mandate power, and that the federal government under the commerce clause, or any other law, is guilty of massive regulatory overreach with Obamacare.

Michael Youssef | April 08, 2012

In my post, Blindsided: 9/11 Was the Rule, Not the Exception, I explained how 9/11 woke up America to the reality of Islamic fanaticism. Because of ignorance to Islam’s history and grievance culture, its violent nature blindsided us.

Michael Tanner | April 08, 2012

There is nothing really unprecedented about the Court striking down legislation that it finds outside of constitutional bounds. Between 1803 and 2002, the Supreme Court struck down as many as 1,315 laws on constitutional grounds.

Lincoln Brown | April 08, 2012

Those who crave power will continue to trade on stereotypes. The idea of a black man and a white man eyeing one another suspiciously is exactly what these people need in order to draft more and more people to their respective causes.

Jeff Carter | April 08, 2012

Unlike other sports, baseball is not on the clock. It has it’s own beat. America is like that. We are unlike any other country in the world.

Chris Edwards | April 08, 2012

With large budget deficits and huge funding gaps in pension plans, policymakers in many states are trying to constrain spending and improve government efficiency.

Night Watch | April 08, 2012

Readers may be certain the US had a lot to do with the suprise revelations about the parents of Abu Ismail, which explains why the Brothers will be welcomed and instructed at the White House next week.

Larry Kudlow | April 08, 2012

The dollar view on the economy and stocks is a minority case, but a very important one that should not be overlooked.

Marita Noon | April 08, 2012

The EPA, “dominated by anticarbon true believers,” could be considered rogue—except that it has the blessing of the boss.

Mark Calabria | April 08, 2012

While we are lacking a direct test for Goldman Sachs, or even investment banks in general, a recent study in the April 2012 issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Banking and Finance does shed some light.

Marvin Olasky | April 08, 2012

In my annual pre-April-15 joke columns for 2009 and 2010 I poked fun at accountants, psychiatrists, and others, so it's time to point the finger at myself by assaulting editors.