Sat, Apr 28, 2012

John C. Goodman | April 28, 2012

A new Obama administration report claims that health reform (ObamaCare) will save taxpayers $200 billion in the Medicare program through 2016. To what do we owe this good fortune?

Ken Blackwell | April 28, 2012

It was just a short clip on CNN. Reporter Erin Burnett recited some statistics that suggest Iran’s oil tankers are all tied up, that the Islamic Republic’s oil revenues have been hard hit.

Caroline Glick | April 28, 2012

You can learn a lot about a nation's health by watching how it celebrates its national holidays. In Israel's case, compare how we celebrated our 50th Independence Day in 1998 to what celebrations involve today.

Ed Feulner | April 28, 2012

“Unnecessary, unwarranted and unwise.” That’s how Daryl G. Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, described it when President Bush announced that the United States would withdraw from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

Chris Poindexter | April 28, 2012

Reuters thought they were being cute sending a correspondent out in the field with a gram of gold to see if he could actually buy anything with it, then act suprised when none of the retail stores would accept it.

Jerry Bowyer | April 28, 2012

Great nations do not suddenly lose reserve currency status or hyperinflate or collapse economically—not unless they lose a war or are destroyed by natural disasters. The archetypal decline and fall story is that of Rome.

Michael F. Cannon | April 28, 2012

If the government knows that there are no assets in the Social Security and Medicare “trust funds,” and yet projects the interest earned on those non-assets and the date on which those non-assets will be exhausted, then the government is lying.

Jeff Carter | April 28, 2012

Newer technology allows companies to actually accomplish things virtually that they couldn’t have done five or ten years ago.

Doug French | April 28, 2012

The draft has come a long way since beginning in 1936, when teams selected players based on rumors and gut feelings. Now the business of drafting is big business, and the business of scouting and projecting what teams will pick which players is equally big.

Steve Deace | April 28, 2012

There is raging debate within American Christendom about what to do with Mitt Romney. Three schools of thought have emerged.

Stewart Scott | April 28, 2012

It has been almost two years since we last examined al Shabaab's interest in conducting and ability to carry out transnational terrorist operations. The current warning in Nairobi provides a convenient opportunity to do so once again.

Tad DeHaven | April 28, 2012

As I clicked through the search pages a pattern emerged: most of the articles are either about Detroit receiving federal funds or Detroit mismanaging federal funds. And Mayor Bing and Rep. Clarke think the rest of the country should give Detroit more money?

Fri, Apr 27, 2012

John Ransom | April 27, 2012

Obviously the Commerce Department doesn’t talk to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the government brain trust responsible for the magical- and only mathematical- drop in unemployment over the last several months. And don’t worry: no humans were actually employed in the creation of the declining unemployment report.

Larry Kudlow | April 27, 2012

Responding to a Hubbard op-ed in the Wall Street Journal -- which calculated that the president’s spending plans would require an 11 percent tax increase on people earning less than $200,000 a year -- Geithner said, “That’s a completely made-up, remarkably hackish observation for an economist.”

Michael Prell | April 27, 2012

Here are some jokes that will not be delivered at the annual liberal love-fest known as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, being held this Saturday in Washington DC...

John Hawkins | April 27, 2012

Birds of a feather flock together and so when we see Barack Obama stacking his cabinet with radicals, it tells us a lot about his mentality. Of course, the fact that his entire term in office has been nothing but a slow motion evisceration of the American dream should tell you a lot about how he thinks, too -- but a little more evidence is always welcome.

Reince Priebus | April 27, 2012

Today, President Obama will speak at a Women’s Issues Conference organized by his campaign in Washington, DC. Hopefully he will take the time to apologize to the women in attendance.

Katie Pavlich | April 27, 2012

ATF is counting stolen guns, guns sold to foreign governments by Federal Firearms Licensees under the approval of the State Department and guns ATF and DOJ purposely sent into Mexico through Operation Fast and Furious as “guns being traced back to the U.S.”

Michelle Malkin | April 27, 2012

One of President Obama's radical eco-bureaucrats has apologized for confirming an indelible truth: This White House treats politically incorrect private industries as public enemies who deserve regulatory death sentences.

Brent Bozell | April 27, 2012

It was a very special disco-themed episode of "Glee" on Fox the other night. A new character named Wade from a different high school shared that he was born in the wrong body.

Mike Adams | April 27, 2012

One afternoon I stopped by the bank to make a few deposits. I was in a rush and needed to get in and out as soon as possible. I had places to go and things I had to do.

Jonah Goldberg | April 27, 2012

With the Supreme Court taking up Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law, we're once again thrust into a useful debate over the role of the government and the obligations of the citizen -- and non-citizen. Rather than come at it from the usual angle, I thought I'd try something different.

David Limbaugh | April 27, 2012

Every day, we get a new kick in the gut from the Obama administration. Most recently, Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz was caught on video articulating his view of the agency's role in enforcing its regulations.

Mona Charen | April 27, 2012

Every new datum on economic stagnation -- such as Thursday's Labor Department announcement that unemployment claims remain at a three-month high -- increases the temptation to compare the 2012 presidential race to 1980's.

Wayne Allyn Root | April 27, 2012

The U.S. economy is crumbling. Businesses are collapsing in record numbers. The real unemployment rate approaches 15% (or higher).

Scott Rasmussen | April 27, 2012

As the U.S. Supreme Court wrestles with the Obama administration's challenge of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration, the overall issue of immigration remains misunderstood by both political parties in Washington.

Ken Blackwell | April 27, 2012

This month at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, the faithful met to worship the Almighty and discuss the latest battles for religious liberty in an increasingly secular culture.

Oliver North | April 27, 2012

GEORGETOWN, S.C. -- Sixty-seven years ago this week, U.S. and Allied forces were racing across Germany and uncovering the deepest horrors of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. Liberated death camps and extermination centers where millions perished were evidence of a brutal Holocaust perpetrated in the Fuhrer's "Final Solution."

Pat Buchanan | April 27, 2012

Among the GOP victories in 2010, none was sweeter than that of Marco Rubio.

Suzanne Fields | April 27, 2012

President Obama waxed eloquent at the Holocaust Museum in Washington this week, speaking of the men and women commemorated there as "a testament to the endurance and the strength of the human spirit."

Linda Chavez | April 27, 2012

Marco Rubio has thrown the GOP a lifeline; let's see whether his fellow party members are willing to grab it. The freshman U.S. senator from Florida has been a hard-line foe to illegal immigrants, both in his home state and since his election to Congress, but now he is considering drafting a new "DREAM Act," which would offer legal status to illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

Diana West | April 27, 2012

To keep former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna behind bars until 2024 for the 'unpremeditated murder' of an insurgent during the war in Iraq, U.S. military prosecutors have resorted to strange and disturbing twists of law, logic and morality. They were all on display again this week in Behenna's final plea before the military's highest court of appeals in Washington, D.C. It was enough to make the gold eagle on top of the American flag in the courtroom shake and then hang its head.

Paul Greenberg | April 27, 2012

The old man in a rumpled linen suit at the end of the bar stood out like a weed at a garden show. All around him the young couples and swinging singles, so impressionable and so eager to impress, went on laughing and talking about whatever they laugh and talk about.

Donald Lambro | April 27, 2012

WASHINGTON - Somewhere between the New Frontier and the Age of Obama, the Democrats turned fiercely anti-capitalism, anti-business, anti-wealth and anti-success.

Chris Poindexter | April 27, 2012

I’ve been saying all along that a dip in manufacturing or exports would prompt the Fed to dump more cash into the economy to keep the employment numbers moving in the right direction. The rapid recovery in gold prices would seem to indicate at least a few people agree with that assessment.

Lincoln Brown | April 27, 2012

It would appear that be it electric cars or biofuels, this administration is more interested in Cash, Command and Control than it is in providing real energy solutions.

Bill Tatro | April 27, 2012

The furor over Apple stock brings to mind two statements that resonate through history in the investor’s graveyard. First, I have to have it! Second, this time it’s different!

Fritz Pfister | April 27, 2012

"Summer of Recovery," "headed in the right direction," "worse than we thought," are mere rhetoric while America suffers the worst recovery of any recession since WWII.

Rachel Alexander | April 27, 2012

On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 248-168 to pass CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.

Jeff Carter | April 27, 2012

To use market parlance, if you “buy” Chicago now, you are buying low.

David Sterman | April 27, 2012

The S&P 500 has fallen at least 1% on four occasions this month alone. It happened only once in March and not even once in February.

Bob Beauprez | April 27, 2012

Al Armendariz, the Region VI Administrator for the EPA brags that the agency's "general philosophy" regarding enforcement of energy regulation is to "crucify" and "make examples" of oil and gas companies.

Night Watch | April 27, 2012

France today raised the possibility of military action against the Syrian government.

Thu, Apr 26, 2012

Michael Gerson | April 26, 2012

The last few years have been the most decisive and divisive ideological period since the early 1980s, perhaps since the late 1960s.

Benjamin Bull | April 26, 2012

Efforts are currently underway in Spain to criminally prosecute Catholic Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Plà of the diocese of Alcalá de Henares. It seems he had the audacity to deliver a homily from the Bible during a Good Friday mass extolling the virtues of the sinless life.

Victor Davis Hanson | April 26, 2012

Almost daily we read of America's "waning power" and "inevitable decline," as observers argue over the consequences of defense cuts and budget crises.

Michael Barone | April 26, 2012

The illegal immigration problem is going away.

Larry Elder | April 26, 2012

A well-regarded Republican strategist at a private gathering recently warned, "And just wait until they play that Mormon card." By "they," he meant the Obama campaign and its complicit media cheerleaders.

Judge Andrew Napolitano | April 26, 2012

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry, then in the early stages of his short-lived quest for the Republican presidential nomination, referred to Social Security as "a Ponzi scheme," he was excoriated by the press, left and right, and by his fellow Republicans, as well.

Cal Thomas | April 26, 2012

"The war on terror is over," or so claims an unnamed senior State Department official, as reported by National Journal's Michael Hirsh in his recent article "The Post al-Qaida Era."

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | April 26, 2012

Monday night, my husband came home around 8:30 and was surprised to find me painting my office. Early that morning, as I lay in bed, unable to sleep, I decided to paint my office. The deadline was driven by a Tuesday installation appointment for a TV. After all, why hang the TV on a wall with old paint, nail holes and patches of paint missing where the dry-erase squares had been removed?

Debra J. Saunders | April 26, 2012

This week, President Barack Obama has been warning students that without his intervention, interest rates for a federal student loan program will double to 6.8 percent July 1.

Matt Towery | April 26, 2012

It may not be official, but Newt Gingrich, arguably the greatest political debater since John F. Kennedy, is out of the presidential race.

John Ransom | April 26, 2012

Chief economist Chad Stone of the so-far-left-wing-that-they-crawled-out-the-hallway-window think tank, the “non-partisan, wink, wink,” Center on Budget and Policy Priorities tells us there is a secret message hidden in the newest CBO report bashing Obama finances.

Kyle Olson | April 26, 2012

On Tuesday, brought you footage of Black Star Project community organizer Phillip Jackson teaching students in Chicago Public Schools' Jones College Prep the finer points of non-violent protesting. He was positioning the students to achieve a particular result he was seeking.

Emmett Tyrrell | April 26, 2012

Washington -- When you have a young woman screaming in a hallway about some sort of grievance she has with you, you have a problem. Even a Secret Service agent, surrounded by his buddies, has a problem. I know about this sort of thing from my work in the archives pursuant to my researches as a presidential historian.

Maggie Gallagher | April 26, 2012

Sarah Palin was the first to recognize the problem: By participating in President Obama's signature education initiative, the Common Core Standards, Alaska would lose control over its own curriculum.

Steve Chapman | April 26, 2012

As he begins his search for a running mate, Mitt Romney needs to keep one question foremost in his mind, because the decision could affect us all for years to come.

Bob Beauprez | April 26, 2012

Now that administration says that the War on Terror is over, DHS has moved on to a new mission – Environmental Justice – no kidding.

David Sterman | April 26, 2012

There is one huge risk when it comes to owning shares of high-growth companies. No one really knows how far or how close the company is to market saturation.

Ralph Benko | April 26, 2012

“Don’t confuse me with the facts. I’ve got a closed mind.” These words were famously uttered by Rep. Earl Landgrebe (R-IN), a Nixon partisan to the bitter end, at the Watergate hearings. They are all that remain of that legislator’s political legacy. And yet, they reveal a truth. Michael Kinsley defines a gaffe as when a politician tells the truth — some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say.

Bill Tatro | April 26, 2012

However, most people are unaware that Lagarde is rumored to have a love of magic, most especially the sleight of hand.

Jack Bouroudjian | April 26, 2012

Thousands of years of Christian Armenian history were systematically destroyed along with over 1.5 million innocent lives. And Obama breaks his promise to acknowledge the crime.

Jeff Carter | April 26, 2012

In yesterday’s journal, Nobel Prize winning economist Pete Diamond wrote that higher taxes don’t slow growth. The really interesting part of this piece is he is the first Keynesian economist I have seen that validates the Laffer curve is real.

Chris Poindexter | April 26, 2012

It’s started out as a good morning for commodities overall with gold and silver being joined by platinum, palladium, crude oil and copper all on the upside.

Wed, Apr 25, 2012

Ann Coulter | April 25, 2012

The actual Republican Establishment –- political consultants, The Wall Street Journal, corporate America, former Bush advisers and television pundits -- are exhorting Mitt Romney to flip-flop on his very non-Establishment position on illegal immigration.

Michael Reagan | April 25, 2012

I don't know if it's Dodd-Frank. Or if it's Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd themselves. Or if it's just the big bankers. But the reality is, our banking system is completely screwed up when it comes to getting a home loan.

Rich Galen | April 25, 2012

Anyone who has every traveled overseas will tell you the hardest thing to do is to keep up with events back in the U.S. of A.

Jeff Jacoby | April 25, 2012

US REPRESENTATIVE JIM MCGOVERN, a Worcester Democrat, generated some unwanted controversy two years ago when he publicly declared: "The Constitution is wrong."

Marybeth Hicks | April 25, 2012

It’s official. Brad and Angelina are engaged, succumbing to pressure from family members to finally tie the knot.

Michael Brown | April 25, 2012

It read like a chapter out of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, instead this time, the evil protagonists were not Jews (for the most part) but rather rightwing anti-gay zealots whose secret Facebook group was infiltrated by undercover moles who then spread the word to gay activists who then trumpeted the news across the airways and throughout cyberspace. In reality, the sensationalistic reports were totally false and what was true is hardly sensational.

Hugh Hewitt | April 25, 2012

The zombie narrative of a brokered convention is dead, and Politico is having to lay off the brokered convention team.

Michelle Malkin | April 25, 2012

Who is Rashad Robinson? And why has his fringe, race-baiting organization been able to pressure several major corporations into abandoning a pro-limited-government legislative association -- all for a few cheap social-justice brownie points?

John Stossel | April 25, 2012

Instinct tells us to fear poison. If our ancestors were not cautious about what they put in their mouths, they would not have survived long enough to produce us.

Walter E. Williams | April 25, 2012

The Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation does a yeoman's job of keeping track of how much we're paying in taxes and who's paying what. It turns out that American taxpayers worked this year from Jan. 1 to April 17, 107 days, to earn enough money to pay their federal, state and local tax bills. That statistic requires some clarification, and I ask my readers to help me examine it.

Brent Bozell | April 25, 2012

Once upon a time, it meant something for a reporter to be called a "Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist." The prestige of this designation is quickly eroding. The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes looked less like an excellence-in-media competition and more like an exercise in leftist self-affirmation. No prize established this more strongly than the coveted National Reporting prize going to ... The Huffington Post.

Jonah Goldberg | April 25, 2012

Jon Corzine left Goldman Sachs with a net worth far exceeding even that of Mitt Romney today. Many accounts of his tenure at Goldman suggest he "failed up" the corporate ladder.

Michael Medved | April 25, 2012

The two candidates for president share more than their Harvard Law degrees and their fiercely competitive instincts: both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney convey an odd but undeniable sense of rootlessness, bearing connections to so many different corners of the country that they don’t seem to originate from any place in particular.

Terry Jeffrey | April 25, 2012

Does Comedy Central have a right to free speech? Some congressional Democrats believe no association of human beings formed in the manner Comedy Central has been formed ought to have freedom of speech. Accordingly, they have sponsored constitutional amendments to incorporate this principal into our basic law.

Ben Shapiro | April 25, 2012

"Government," says Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., "is simply the name we give to the things we choose to do together." This, of course, is eminently untrue -- we do plenty of things together that don't involve the government, thank God. One can only imagine how dull and dreary our sex lives would be if they had to run through a DMV-style bureaucracy.

David Harsanyi | April 25, 2012

If the Obama administration expended as much creative energy saving taxpayers money as it does obscuring the costs of Obamacare, we'd probably have a program worth saving.

Austin Bay | April 25, 2012

In the last two weeks, the lingering war between Sudan (northern Sudan, capital in Khartoum) and South Sudan (capital in Juba) has escalated dramatically. Fearing a wider regional war involving other east and central African nations (Egyptian military involvement is the nightmare scenario), international diplomats are pursuing a ceasefire agreement between Khartoum and Juba.

John Ransom | April 25, 2012

How dare right-wing troglodytes have a scientific position contrary to the United Nations Interplanetary Council on Wealth Transfer and Class Envy.

Donald Lambro | April 25, 2012

Social Security's board of trustees may have had the president in mind when they released a grim report on Tuesday that said its trust fund will be depleted by 2033 -- three years earlier than forecast.

Kyle Olson | April 25, 2012

Yesterday, reported on two events held during “Social Justice Week” at Chicago Public Schools’ Jones College Prep. One event featured a community organizer who taught students how to protest and engaged in inflammatory rhetoric against the National Rifle Association.

Susan Stamper Brown | April 25, 2012

Young Americans received unwelcome news this week when an April 23 AP report found 53.6 percent of college graduates under the age of 25 are jobless or underemployed, and there is little hope for improvement in the near future. This news is grim for young Americans as well as an administration in reelection mode.

Steven Aden | April 25, 2012

Barack Obama enjoyed the robust support of Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby throughout his campaign for president. As president, he has demonstrated his gratitude for Big Abortion by the customary means of public largesse, mandating that all Americans pay for “free” abortion pills, sterilization, and contraceptives regardless of whether their consciences call it murder, and making lucrative “Plum Book” appointments for abortion industry leaders who can help him sell his campaign against human life.

Rebecca Hagelin | April 25, 2012

It took some pressure, but Hilary Rosen finally apologized. The Democrat strategist displayed a tin ear to women’s concerns when she snidely remarked that Ann Romney—mother of five and wife of presidential contender Mitch Romney--had “never worked a day in her life.”

Jacob Sullum | April 25, 2012

Critics of Florida's self-defense law object to its recognition of a right to "stand your ground" in public places, which eliminated the duty to retreat from an assailant. Yet many of these critics seem to believe they have a duty to stand their ground and never retreat, using George Zimmerman's shooting of Trayvon Martin as a weapon to attack Florida's law, no matter what the evidence shows.

George Friedman | April 25, 2012

The Russian Empire subverted the assumption that political and military power requires a strong economy: It was never prosperous, but it was frequently powerful.

Janet M. LaRue | April 25, 2012

When all government, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the Center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Ken Connor | April 25, 2012

With Mitt Romney now the presumptive Republican nominee, the battle for the 2012 Presidency has begun in earnest. And, as is not uncommon, the outcome of this year's race is expected to hinge on that that slice of the electorate that doesn't pledge fealty to any political party, the so-called independent voters.

Gil Morales and Chris Kacher | April 25, 2012

Exactly how big is Apple, and how has its popularity as a mainstay of institutional portfolios affected its influence on the overall market?

Bill Tatro | April 25, 2012

Likewise, spring also signals the beginning of another financial earnings season as Wall Street analysts give their opinions regarding the well-being of corporate America, commonly referred to as the quarterly corporate earnings projection.

Jeff Carter | April 25, 2012

I took out a student loan myself. The only reason I did it was at the time I was able to borrow from the government at 3%, and reinvest it in short term rates at 19%. It was a no brainer. I doubled my money. The government eliminated that loophole in the 1980's. Smart move.

Tue, Apr 24, 2012

Paul Greenberg | April 24, 2012

LITTLE ROCK -- It's a beautiful sunset, as always, when seen from the Great Hall of the Clinton Library with a glass of wine in your hand and the chamber music about to begin. The anticipation is palpable. Good things are imminent. You can feel it.

Rachel Marsden | April 24, 2012

Are the French getting their Tea Party on? That's what an outsider looking at the country's first-round presidential voting results might have been led to believe. But, as with many things French, the reality is très compliquée.

Robert Knight | April 24, 2012

Like many liberal causes that have gone mainstream, powered by a partisan media, Earth Day had some very radical beginnings.

Gary McCaleb | April 24, 2012

For decades, atheist groups have strategically involved themselves in questions of religious freedom, and they have done so chiefly by fighting to have all Christian symbols and texts removed from public view. But in recent years, as this fight has continued, it’s become evident that it’s not just symbols and texts they want removed from public view, rather, it’s Christians themselves.

Cal Thomas | April 24, 2012

After Richard Nixon lost the 1960 presidential election to John F. Kennedy and the California governor's race two years later (when he uttered the immortal line to the media, "You don't have Nixon to kick around anymore") the former vice president knew he must reinvent himself to run for president again in 1968.

John Hawkins | April 24, 2012

Whether you've had some form of head trauma that has caused you to like Barack Obama or like all good hearted people, you can't stand him, his performance has objectively been terrible. Of course, we can debate WHY his performance has been so bad. His supporters would probably blame Bush, Republicans in Congress, ATM machines, fairy dust shortages and people forgetting to click their heels together three times before saying, "There's no place like home."

Thomas Sowell | April 24, 2012

Whatever the ultimate outcome of the case against George Zimmerman for his shooting of Trayvon Martin, what has happened already is enough to turn the stomach of anyone who believes in either truth or justice.

Byron York | April 24, 2012

While much of the political world obsesses over Twitter fights and Seamus the dog, Barack Obama has set himself up for a high-profile defeat on one of the most important issues of the campaign.

Chuck Norris | April 24, 2012

For many, the term "sheriff" conjures up images of the Old West. A few may consider a sheriff to have some form of outdated and obsolete political office. But for me and countless other patriots across our nation, a sheriff is the epitome of good and necessary county law enforcement.

Mike Adams | April 24, 2012

In my many years of serving on faculty hiring committees, I have often heard the statement “minorities and women are encouraged to apply.” It usually follows in close proximity to the statement “our institution does not discriminate on the basis of race.” The two statements cannot be reconciled by logic.

David Limbaugh | April 24, 2012

Mitt Romney's presidential run could turn out to be a test case to resolve the long-running debate inside the Republican Party as to whether the GOP presidential nominee should run as a conservative or more of a centrist.

Mona Charen | April 24, 2012

In a better world, debates about science -- and nearly everything else -- would be conducted without resort to demagoguery, sentimentality, cynical manipulation, or hysteria. In the world we inhabit, those tactics are dismayingly routine. Still, the great weakness of overwrought predictions of doom is that they can be checked.

Wayne Allyn Root | April 24, 2012

The national media is dominated at this moment by two gigantic scandals involving the U.S. government. One involves the GSA- General Services Administration- and their excessive spending on a conference in Las Vegas. The other involves the U.S. Secret Service and their excessive behavior on a Presidential trip to Columbia. Both scandals present valuable lessons about the way our government operates.

Dennis Prager | April 24, 2012

Does it break some unwritten rule for a columnist to bring his readers' attention to his own book? If so, I ask your indulgence.

Pat Buchanan | April 24, 2012

With the number of Secret Service members and agents caught up in the partying-with-prostitutes scandal in Cartagena now at a dozen, and six already gone, how much wider and deeper does this go?

Debra J. Saunders | April 24, 2012

The smart thinking among savvy election lawyers and political insiders is that federal prosecutors will have a hard time proving that John Edwards broke campaign finance laws when he ran for president in 2008.

John Ransom | April 24, 2012

It’s this kind of reporting by the MSM that has climate change skeptics like me increasingly convinced that much of the data is being intentionally manipulated by a media elite that can not tolerate debate, especially when they are really, really, really wrong.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 24, 2012

Increasing public disapproval of Barack Obama is based on more than his extravagant spending, which hangs debt like an albatross around the necks of our children and grandchildren. He is presiding over the most scandal-ridden administration in decades, from Colombia to Las Vegas to the Mexican border to Solyndra and more.

Kyle Olson | April 24, 2012

Jones College Prep – a Chicago Public Schools “selective enrollment” school – recently held “Social Justice Week” in March, a collection of events geared towards turning students into activists. See the schedule of events here.

Bill Murchison | April 24, 2012

The power of redemption is the one concept a cynical, self-regarding epoch -- ours -- can't quite get its arms around, especially, perhaps, in the case of the late Chuck Colson. Can the guy have been right in the head?

Hal Scherz | April 24, 2012

Two years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, it is now clear the law fails to control healthcare costs – the very reason advocates called for its passage. In fact, costs have accelerated faster under Obamacare than if Congress never took up health reform.

Jeff Carter | April 24, 2012

While we think we assume risk every day when we trade markets, maybe the riskiest thing you can ever do is get married.

Bob Beauprez | April 24, 2012

Already rejected by even his own elected Democrats, last week the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office piled on with their own criticism. The CBO says that economic plan outlined by the Obama Budget would "hurt the economy in the long term."

Charlotte Hays | April 24, 2012

A chorus of right-thinking columnists is emerging to advise the Romney campaign that it’s time to get back to the real issues. Don’t get bogged down in these imaginary gender issues, they urge.

David Sterman | April 24, 2012

Since hitting a peak of 1,416 back on March 26, the S&P 500 has slipped by about 4%, though many individual stocks are off 20% or more in recent weeks.

Chris Edwards | April 24, 2012

It is true that average households don’t get into the nitty gritty of those nine feet of rules. But many thousands of highly paid professionals do have to on behalf of their individual and business tax clients.

Doug French | April 24, 2012

Producers who don't serve the buying public best suffer losses and are replaced by those who do.

Armstrong Williams | April 24, 2012

Barack Obama thinks that you’re stupid. And, if you’re one of the 45% of us who still support him after Solyndra, after Fast and Furious, after the GSA scandal, after the voter ID controversy, after the Buffett Rule, after the Secret Service Scandal, and so on, you might be.

Chris Poindexter | April 24, 2012

I know it’s hard to buy during times of panic flight because you can lose money when prices keep going down. Nobody likes losing money, but the hard fact is no one makes money chasing the market.

Mon, Apr 23, 2012

Frank Gaffney | April 23, 2012

Have you ever asked yourself why, despite more than ten years of efforts –involving, among other things, the loss of thousands of lives in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, well-over a trillion dollars spent, countless man-years wasted waiting in airport security lines and endless efforts to ensure that no offense is given to seemingly permanently aggrieved Muslim activists – are we no closer to victory in the so-called “war on terror” than we were on 9/11?

Kevin McCullough | April 23, 2012

President Obama has one hilarious week in front of him. At least that's how the headline in the New York Daily News put it: Hilarious week lined up for Obama, prez to appear on Fallon, Kimmel to roast him at White House dinner.

Brian Darling | April 23, 2012

Left wingers need to preserve the talking point that the Right hates women. The Violence Against Women Act (WAWA), now pending reauthorization in the U.S. Senate, offers a great example of how liberals use political kabuki to keep the myth alive. The bill is fundamentally flawed and fully deserving of rejection.

Rich Galen | April 23, 2012

According to two pieces I read over the weekend, the world is coming to an end but I am going to be out-of-town for it.I am at JFK awaiting a flight to Accra, Ghana to whence I will be traveling on behalf of the ONE Campaign. Ghana is introducing two new vaccines to its medical system and I'll be there to watch (and write about) the roll-out. However.

Michael Brown | April 23, 2012

Let’s assume that you stridently oppose the reelection of President Obama but you are just not sold on Governor Romney, the presumptive Republican candidate. Do you vote for Romney, since “anyone is better than Obama,” or do you chart a very different course, even sacrificing this election for the long term sake of the country?

Salena Zito | April 23, 2012

Knocked off message for a second week by messy Secret Service and GSA scandals, President Obama on Wednesday tried to salvage things with a jobs rally among handpicked supporters in this Northeast Ohio town.

Michael Barone | April 23, 2012

I don't know how many times I've seen liberal commentators look back with nostalgia to the days when a young man fresh out of high school or military service could get a well-paying job on an assembly line at a unionized auto factory that could carry him through to a comfortable retirement.

Star Parker | April 23, 2012

Spokespersons and pundits stick their foot in it all the time. But rarely do we see public relations heavy artillery brought out to do damage control to the extent provoked by Hilary Rosen’s recent remark that Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.”

Katie Kieffer | April 23, 2012

President Obama has a mistress. Her name is Amazon. Whereas former Presidents Kennedy and Clinton rendezvoused with female interns, Obama rendezvous with an e-commerce company.

Ken Blackwell | April 23, 2012

Secretary Hillary Clinton was at the Naval Academy recently. She went there to deliver a prestigious Forrestal Lecture. And she was well received by the 4,000 Midshipmen and hundreds of students attending the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference.

Lisa De Pasquale | April 23, 2012

The late Andrew Breitbart said it best when he described Rep. McCotter as 'blunt, sarcastic, pop-culture-savvy, constitutionally sound and an authentic voice.'

Lurita Doan | April 23, 2012

Barack Obama recently campaigned in Ohio about the importance of his policies, “investing” in the future, investing in job training, health care and clean energy. With so much talk about investments, the president seems to want Americans to re-elect him for a second term because they believe that these are good investments and that he has invested the taxpayer’s money wisely.

Terry Paulson | April 23, 2012

With our Presidential candidates clear, there's no better issue to contrast our choice than energy policy. At, Romney provides an energy plan for the future that balances economic growth and jobs, diversified energy development, and realistic environmental safeguards. His approach stresses a rational and streamlined approach to regulation, approval of the Keystone Pipeline, and opening America's vast energy resources for development.

Bruce Bialosky | April 23, 2012

If you’ve recently tried to refinance your home, you’re probably quite aware of the changes in the lending market from a few years back. Even though interest rates have been held artificially low by the Federal Reserve, obtaining financing can be worse than getting a tooth extracted – even if you have pristine credit. That same market exists for commercial loans, and that’s why I sat down with industry guru Steve Gold to discover what’s going on.

John Ransom | April 23, 2012

To celebrate “earth day” this year, I decided that I would do what the Obama administration just hasn’t been able to figure out: I would stimulate the economy by the conscious expansion of my carbon footprint.

Dan Holler | April 23, 2012

Washington’s dysfunction is usually on full display for all the world to see. Rarely, though, is the world privy to WHY Washington is so dysfunctional – at least not honestly. Last week, an inside-Washington publication held a well-attended event on transportation that inadvertently illustrated the dysfunction that defines our government.

Michael F. Cannon | April 23, 2012

What isn’t fair is how the article fails to disclose that Leavitt Partners has a direct financial interest in this issue: Leavitt is getting paid by states to help implement Exchanges.

Tad DeHaven | April 23, 2012

Let Wyoming and the rest of the states with abandoned mines decide how to clean them up. Why must the fee (i.e., tax) money be laundered through Washington where it’s inevitably going to be manipulated by parochial-minded politicians?

Lincoln Brown | April 23, 2012

Hatch said that he is headed to a primary because the influence of what he called outside groups who he characterized as “ultra-liars”.

Michael Norton | April 23, 2012

Planned Parenthood is known for many things, most prominent among them being death, the promotion of sexual promiscuity, a war on the nuclear family, and financial support of the homosexual agenda.

Chris Poindexter | April 23, 2012

While it’s true the government stepped in to insure bad investments, it’s also true that banks and regulators have been steadily retiring those junk investments and replacing them with better quality instruments.

Gina Loudon | April 23, 2012

Leave it to the Baby Boomer leaders to try to foist their spending addiction on to the back of their children and grandchildren.

Mark Calabria | April 23, 2012

There has been much debate over whether the law will accomplish its stated intent, but there are also growing concerns about its constitutionality, primarily due to separation of powers, vagueness, and due process issues.

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Jeff Jacoby | April 22, 2012

Nixon was re-elected; maybe Obama will be too. But Americans who imagined in 2008 that they were voting for a healer-in-chief aren't likely to make that mistake again.

Doug Giles | April 22, 2012

If you’re looking for light summer beach reading then do not, I repeat … do not … buy Katie Pavlich’s disturbing new book, Fast & Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up.

Derek Hunter | April 22, 2012

The theater of the absurd that is our presidential election keeps chugging along with all the vigor our economy doesn’t. One can’t blame Democrats for attempting distraction upon distraction, given the alternative of talking about President Obama’s record.

Austin Hill | April 22, 2012

A question for the rich: if President Obama successfully breaks the backs of the working middle class, is that really good for you?

Debra J. Saunders | April 22, 2012

The American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and American Lung Association wrote Proposition 29, the measure on the June 5 ballot in California to increase the state's cigarette tax by $1, to $1.87 per pack.

Humberto Fontova | April 22, 2012

“In 1970, a Senator from Wisconsin named Gaylord Nelson raised his voice and called on every American to take action on behalf of the environment,” read President Obama’s Earth Day proclamation two years ago. “In the four decades since, millions of Americans have heeded that call and joined together to protect the planet we share.”

John Ransom | April 22, 2012

To paraphrase the movie Billy Madison, I think we are all a little dumber for having listened to your question here today. Your question is another shining example why liberals should NEVER have anything to do with our economy.

Ed Feulner | April 22, 2012

You find them in all walks of life. They might be playing outfield for the Philadelphia Phillies (Shane Victorino). Or hosting the show “Dirty Jobs” for the Discovery Channel (Mike Rowe). Or founding Wal-Mart (Sam Walton). Or even becoming president of the United States (Gerald Ford).

Steve Chapman | April 22, 2012

They sound like a group custom-built and poll-tested to appeal to Republicans: hardworking youngsters with a powerful attachment to America, upright habits and a thirst to join the Army or enroll at State U. But the potential beneficiaries of the Dream Act are getting no love from the GOP.

Paul Tracy | April 22, 2012

I'd never recommend managing your portfolio using simplistic seasonal rules, but it's only prudent for investors to contemplate the potential for at least a short-term correction in global equity markets.

Mark Baisley | April 22, 2012

But something happened between the tossing of tea in 1773 and the $15 billion mismanagement of the Big Dig project that was finally declared complete in 2005. How did this headquarters of rugged individualism become the peddlers of the dependency drug of oligarchy?

Chris Edwards | April 22, 2012

When I worked at Tax Foundation in 1993, I mailed a letter to Milton Friedman asking about his view on TFD. He kindly responded with a letter and a 1974 Newsweek article in which he proposed a “Personal Independence Day.”

Lincoln Brown | April 22, 2012

Apparently TARP recipient and Obama's banker, Bank of America, has severed ties with a client because the company is involved in the manufacture of guns and accessories.

Tad DeHaven | April 22, 2012

It’s pretty sad that the bishops see this as a “time when the need for assistance from HUD programs is growing” rather than a time for the Church to reassert its traditional role in taking care of those in need—a role that is hindered by the welfare state that the bishops embrace.

Marita Noon | April 22, 2012

This Earth Day, when you think of the environmental movement, realize they have gone way beyond hugging trees. They now want to bring America to its knees.

Doug French | April 22, 2012

The issue resonates with young people who worry about a dire future with a dollar crash and nationwide poverty. The gold issue is hot enough that Newt Gingrich has promised to appoint a gold commission, with The Case for Gold coauthor Lewis Lehrman and Jim Grant as cochairman.

Brian Raum | April 22, 2012

The unfounded attacks and insults lodged against the National Organization for Marriage have increased recently by an ever ravenous opposition. The Humans Rights Campaign has shamelessly published NOMs confidential IRS records, and last month a federal judge unsealed some of NOM’s constitutionally protected internal reports.

Jeff Carter | April 22, 2012

I recall the old pit opening up at the old CME building. It’s a health club now. There wasn’t any room to move, and because of the popularity of that contract and the interest rate quadrant there wasn’t any room to put people on the floor.

Paul Jacob | April 22, 2012

It's Earth Day, so, after shouting for the planet, think for yourself.