Sat, May 05, 2012

John Ransom | May 05, 2012

In an op-ed in the New York Daily News, current Democrat US Senate candidate, Bob Kerrey, a decorated war hero who lost a leg in Vietnam, and who previously served in the Senate in addition to four years as governor of Nebraska, chided Obama for releasing details of the bin Laden raid.

Ken Blackwell | May 05, 2012

Of course, the Iranians won’t stop. Why should they? Day by day, the storm clouds gather. Day by day, this administration and the pacifists of the European Union dither.

John C. Goodman | May 05, 2012

Why are so many liberals obsessing about inequality? Why does the president keep talking about rich people as part of his re-election campaign?

Brian McNicoll | May 05, 2012

A few months ago, I was golfing in Maryland, and I happened to get paired with a member of the Maryland General Assembly.

Kathryn Lopez | May 05, 2012

Vatican City -- In an election season in which the White House has instituted a policy that puts unprecedented limits on the constitutional right to freedom of religion, questions of conscience, duty and spiritual and moral obligation are of critical importance.

Paul Greenberg | May 05, 2012

Newt Gingrich finally made it formal. He's now ended his presidential race with characteristic bombast. The real news, the big surprise, was that he made it this far. And resisted dropping out for this long. The man has a real talent -- for ignoring reality.

Ed Feulner | May 05, 2012

What could be more American than encouraging a robust debate on one of the most controversial issues of the day? The answer -- for some on the left, anyway -- is: lie about your opponents and make a pathetic effort to discredit them.

Peter Schiff | May 05, 2012

The future of France and the rest of eurozone depends not on the outcome of this election, but on the outcome of the battle of ideas.

Steve Deace | May 05, 2012

Wannabe GOP Svengali Karl Rove helped to engineer Mitt Romney winning the Republican presidential nomination, and now says he doesn’t think Romney can beat President Obama this fall.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 05, 2012

Now we have an American version of Olga. Her name is Julia, and she is just as much of a moocher.

Stewart Scott | May 05, 2012

Since 1973 at least 30 civilian aircraft have been brought down and approximately 920 civilians have been killed by portable missile attacks.

Jeff Carter | May 05, 2012

I have no use for communists and Democrats shouldn’t either. Why do they embrace them? Anyone asking that? 100,000,000 dead in this world thanks to communism.

Charles Payne | May 05, 2012

Not only has the White House made its animosity for capitalism clear, but it's confident enough to stop cloaking their agenda in false economic rhetoric.

Bob Beauprez | May 05, 2012

The Daily Mail published a lengthy feature on Monday, April 30 quoting numerous former as well as current SEALs who are not at all happy with the President's "spiking the ball."

Paul Tracy | May 05, 2012

The U.S. economy grew a meager 2.8% in 2011. Not bad, but nowhere near the top of the list when it comes to gross domestic product (GDP) growth.

Mike Shedlock | May 05, 2012

The average employment gain over the last 26 months has been 142,000, barely enough (statistically speaking) to make a dent in the unemployment rate. Yet, the civilian unemployment rate has fell from 9.8% to 8.1%. How can that be?

Bill Tatro | May 05, 2012

Even though Germany’s money printing strategy and subsequent rise of nationalism was more than 80 years ago, the ultimate outcome taught each and every one of us vital lessons that ring loud and clear even to this very day.

Bob Goldman | May 05, 2012

Of course, for people like you, undermining your ability to get work done is exactly the reason you need all this snazzy technology. How you could ever survive an 8-hour day without the distraction of Angry Birds or the titillation of the Paris Hilton's twitter feed?

Fri, May 04, 2012

Judge Andrew Napolitano | May 04, 2012

Did you know that the United States government is using drones to kill innocent people in Pakistan? Did you know that the Pakistani government has asked President Obama to stop it and he won't? Did you know that Pakistan is a sovereign country that has nuclear weapons and is an American ally?

Mike Shields | May 04, 2012

“Mark Critz has opposed efforts to repeal or defund ObamaCare 20 times.” That’s the message voters in Southwestern Pennsylvania are seeing on television this week thanks to a new ad from the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Susan Stamper Brown | May 04, 2012

"The mind of a bigot," wrote Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., "is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract." In other words, bigots tend to shrink in size and weight the closer they get to the truth.

Michael Brown | May 04, 2012

If the Bible is “a radically pro-slavery document” (Dan Savage), how is it that Christians who successfully fought for the abolition of slavery in the 18th and 19th centuries based their opposition to slavery on that very same Bible? The answer is simple: The Bible is actually not “a radically pro-slavery document.”

John Hawkins | May 04, 2012

Barack Obama has already held more re-election fundraising events than every elected president since Richard Nixon combined. Yet, despite the fact that he has been campaigning almost non-stop since the 2010 election, aside from trying to steal credit from the SEALs for killing Osama Bin Laden, you very seldom hear Obama talk about his record.

Rich Galen | May 04, 2012

For those who have been busy getting the kids to do their homework, Chen Guangcheng is a blind Chinese activist who was under house arrest for about 18 months until he escaped a couple of weeks ago.

Scott Rasmussen | May 04, 2012

One hundred years ago, the European powers were hurtling down a path leading to World War I. Trench warfare became the dominant image of that war, as both sides dug in and the battle lines barely moved. Many called it the "War to End All Wars," but in the end it merely set the stage for World War II.

Michelle Malkin | May 04, 2012

Quick, hide under the covers. The nation's storyteller, Barack Obama, unveiled a frightening new fable on the Internet intended to scare women away from supporting fiscal conservatives in November. But as is increasingly common with Obama's social media propaganda initiatives, "The Life of Julia" immediately flopped.

Brent Bozell | May 04, 2012

The new frontier just keeps arriving. New York magazine reports NBC programming chief Robert Greenblatt has given the go-ahead for a new sitcom called "The New Normal." NBC's new normal is about two gay men who start a family using a surrogate.

David Limbaugh | May 04, 2012

There was a silver lining for Jonah Goldberg in Piers Morgan's ambush interview of him allegedly concerning his new book, "The Tyranny of Cliches." Jonah couldn't have written a better script to illustrate his book's theme.

John Ransom | May 04, 2012

The president is supposed to be the president of ALL of us. But as Obama has made increasingly clear, he’s only the president of Trayvon Martin and Sandra Fluke and Eric Holder, and the half the Keystone pipeline that he himself squashed as well as Bob King, titular president of the UAW. As president of the United States, Obama has made a real fine UAW president.

Mona Charen | May 04, 2012

It's hard to know which is worse: one's grief over Chen Guangcheng's fate or the fury over the Obama administration's abandonment of him to that fate.

Oliver North | May 04, 2012

My old American Heritage Dictionary defines the word "theater," inter alia, as "a large geographic area in which military operations are coordinated." Throughout World War II, official dispatches and press reports described military action and events in the European, Pacific and China-Burma-India "theaters of war."

Pat Buchanan | May 04, 2012

"My fellow Americans, we have traveled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war," said Barack Obama from Bagram Air Base.

Linda Chavez | May 04, 2012

The Obama administration's record on human rights, never strong, just got a whole lot worse. This week's dramatic saga of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng's escape from house arrest in Shandong province to safety inside the U.S. Embassy to the embassy's role in handing him over to Chinese authorities is a disgraceful tale.

Diana West | May 04, 2012

Remember the sci-fi cult classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"? The 1956 movie is about a small town where extraterrestrial "pods" take over the townspeople. Even pillars of the community change into zombielike clones, as revealed by their blank stares and abnormal impulses. Outwardly, though, the "pod people" remain unchanged.

Ryan James Girdusky | May 04, 2012

This week, failed terrorist Adis Medunjanin was found guilty of attempting to blow up the New York City subway system. Medunjanin’s two cohorts, Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay pled guilty and cooperated with the feds. According to the New York Post, “the trio planned to detonate would have caused significant destruction and death in a subway car.”

Donald Lambro | May 04, 2012

STANFORD, CALIF. - President Obama's bullish "new day on the horizon" speech in Kabul wasn't quite "mission accomplished" but he came close to that dubious claim.

Chris Poindexter | May 04, 2012

It wasn’t that hard predicting gold would drift back down to its previous trading range because there was no news that would hold it at higher prices. Meanwhile, the dollar has been steadily gaining ground against the euro, accelerating the downward price movement.

Mike Shedlock | May 04, 2012

Richard Fisher, governor of Dallas Fed wants to end "Too Big To Fail" and Urges Removal of CEOs of Bailed-Out Banks

Jeffrey Singer | May 04, 2012

A major justification by President Obama for the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act, which requires everyone to buy health insurance, is that every time an uninsured patient receives care in an emergency room, doctors and hospitals shift the cost to those of us who have insurance. But the impact of such cost shifting is vastly overblown and government, through the legislation, makes the problem worse, not better.

Fritz Pfister | May 04, 2012

In spite of Obama’s anti-business agenda, manufacturing has been the foundation to the jobs floor but that could be cracking. Too bad we don’t have any foundation specialists in the Czar regime, they’re off worrying about contraceptives, student loans, wars on women, and reminding everyone Osama Bin Laden is still dead.

Chris Edwards | May 04, 2012

have good news for the NYT reporters! We could chop our corporate tax rate substantially, and as corporate tax avoidance fell and investment rose, the government would probably not lose any money — it may even raise some.

Peter Schiff | May 04, 2012

The American economy is too weighed down by debt, regulation, and inefficient taxation to grow spontaneously. When the numbers falter, we will fall back on our unhealthy dependence on cheap money.

Charles Payne | May 04, 2012

Government and corporate America are losing face at breakneck speed in this country. I think the rub on business is not fair but it is the result of the non-stop campaign by socialists from the White House down pounding away in a bald-faced effort to snatch their wealth.

John Andrews | May 04, 2012

If I undertook to write about partisan politics for dummies, I’d immediately have your attention. Many people think that’s all partisan politics is for. It’s everyone’s favorite punching bag.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 04, 2012

While I see a giant new tax as a dangerous step on the road to serfdom, Josh thinks it’s a necessary and desirable reform.

Jerry Bowyer | May 04, 2012

I tend to be subjected, at least in America, to cycles of hyper stimulation on the last year of every four year cycle. This year is the last year in one of those four year cycles.

David Sterman | May 04, 2012

Most analysts -- yes those same ones that only recently had $150 or even $200 price targets --now suggest you steer clear of this stock. Most have price targets in the low $20s or teens and rate the stock as "Neutral" or a "Sell." The dislike for this company is now nearly universal.

Thu, May 03, 2012

Cliff May | May 03, 2012

We don't know our enemy. What's worse: We don't want to.

Paul Greenberg | May 03, 2012

Charles Colson died the other day at 80, a respected and even revered evangelist in the mold of Billy Graham.

Political Calculations | May 03, 2012

It is possible we might know the new trend in unemployment as early as today.

Maggie Gallagher | May 03, 2012

A few years ago, beauty queen Carrie Prejean innocently answered a question about gay marriage with a polite 'no.' She was viciously personally attacked by Miss USA pageant judge Perez Hilton, who posted a video of himself cursing at her.

Matt Towery | May 03, 2012

I have no idea if it is because of Obamacare or not, but the health care system in America is just impossible for the average person to navigate. For all the talk of modernization and improvement in care, I for one have found it a disaster to try to deal with most health care companies, insurers and many doctors. Oh, and don't forget the drug companies.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 03, 2012

We've had some unusual Cabinet secretaries in past administrations -- Earl Butz, John Mitchell and James Watt come to mind -- but never anything quite like the present bunch.

Michael Barone | May 03, 2012

It has been reported that the Obama campaign this year, as in 2008, has disabled or chosen not to use AVS in screening contributions made by credit card. That doesn't sound very important. But it's evidence of a modus operandi that strikes me as thuggish.

Jonah Goldberg | May 03, 2012

Over the past decade, a new fad has taken hold among academics and liberal journalists: call it the new science of conservative phrenology. No, it doesn't actually involve using calipers to determine intelligence based on the size and shape of people's heads. The measuring devices are better -- MRIs and gene sequencers -- but the conclusions are worse.

Jeff Jacoby | May 03, 2012

THERE IS A PASSAGE in Master and Commander, the first of Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed series of historical sea novels, in which Stephen Maturin casually refers to the wealth of James Dillon, one of his shipmates.

John Ransom | May 03, 2012

Self interest, as our Founding Fathers knew, is a great motive power that is harnessed into lots of other selfs: self-government, self-improvement and, when necessary, self-defense against the selfish who would put themselves above the country.

Cal Thomas | May 03, 2012

It is something of a truism that whenever the federal government steps in, costs usually rise and efficiency declines. That is especially true when it comes to a college education, which President Obama promised during the 2008 campaign to make more affordable.

Fred Wszolek | May 03, 2012

As of yet, President Obama’s non-recess appointees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have not participated in issuing any major decisions.

Alan Sears | May 03, 2012

Amid the busy nature of our 21st century society—with all the distractions that technology, advertising, and work often bring—it’s easy to lose sight of what’s foundational. This is true even for those who are watching our societal decay and fighting to retrieve solid footing for life over death in the rough-and-tumble battle over abortion in this country.

Matt Barber | May 03, 2012

They used to arrest middle-aged perverts who get their jollies from talking dirty to children. Today, they get a television show, a nationally syndicated column, a lecture circuit and multiple visits to the Obama White House.

Lincoln Brown | May 03, 2012

By way of a brief review, SB1813, which incidentally allows the IRS to revoke your passport, also mandates that vehicles built after 2015 must have an Event Data Recorder or “Black Box” as factory standard.

Dave Ramsey | May 03, 2012

I don’t believe anyone is born a leader. I’ve watched all three of my kids being born, and not once did the doctor say, “Congratulations, Dave! You have a little eight-pound, six-ounce leader!”

John Browne | May 03, 2012

Now that the German people are seeing that their hard won funds are being squandered on people who refuse to tighten their belts, resistance in Germany is growing.

Bill Tatro | May 03, 2012

One radio personality in particular keeps pounding the airwaves asking why any right thinking investor would want to tie his or her money up for the next ten years and earn a paltry 2% yield.

Chris Poindexter | May 03, 2012

The pricing movements this week point out the inflation and volatility induced in commodity markets by derivatives trading, the same kind of market manipulation the equities markets have experienced for the last decade.

Jeff Carter | May 03, 2012

Concentrate on being satisfied building great things. Solve big problems. The money will follow

Mike Shedlock | May 03, 2012

I believe, along with Michael Pettis at China Financial Markets that China will "average" 3.5% GDP or less for the rest of the decade.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 03, 2012

Let’s start by looking at some numbers from Australia, where workers set aside 9 percent of their income in personal retirement accounts.

Marybeth Hicks | May 03, 2012

In my book, “Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid,” I posited that radicals within the gay lobby are using the important issue of bullying to indoctrinate America’s children with leftist dogma about homosexuality.

Larry Kudlow | May 03, 2012

Shiller, co-developer of the Case-Shiller index on housing trends and author of “Finance and the Great Society,” said that while the United States wasn’t in a recession, certain elements of the economy resembled one.

Wed, May 02, 2012

Gina Loudon | May 02, 2012

Their dirty little secret is that the "educational materials" distributed at these events is the Communist Manifesto, translated into Spanish.

Ann Coulter | May 02, 2012

On no issue is the elite/American divide so great as on immigration. For decades, a majority of Americans have wanted to decrease immigration. Not just illegal immigration -- all immigration.

Michael Reagan | May 02, 2012

Cuba is a one-party state. North Korea is a one-party state. California is a one-party state. I'm not trying to draw any false parallels.

Russell Pearce | May 02, 2012

Last week, I was the lone Republican to testify in a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC. I was the lone voice in defense of Arizona’s SB-1070, a law I was proud to have written and worked for several years to pass.

Rich Galen | May 02, 2012

President Barack Obama made a trip to Afghanistan to put an exclamation point on the anniversary of the attack which resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.

Ken Blackwell | May 02, 2012

When Congress returns after recess, the astronomical levels of spending included in President Obama’s budget will face a vicious show down in this election year, which will make the debt ceiling debate look tame. And while our Campaigner in Chief is busy making jokes about eating dogs and claiming credit for the death of Osama bin Laden, President Obama is facing intense scrutiny for his proposed changes to the military which will leave American vulnerable to future terrorist attacks.

Michael Brown | May 02, 2012

Should we be surprised when a gay activist famous for his bawdy sex column and known for his glorification of promiscuity attacks the Bible, ridicules Christian morality, and mocks the Pope in the lewdest of terms? Not at all.

Thomas Sowell | May 02, 2012

A small headline in the 2nd section of the Wall Street Journal last week told a bigger story than a lot of front page banner headlines. It said, "U.S. Firms Add Jobs, but Mostly Overseas."

Michelle Malkin | May 02, 2012

Elizabeth Warren is the Harvard law professor running for Senate in Massachusetts as a Democratic populist-progressive champion. But don't call her "Elizabeth Warren." Call her "Pinocchio-hontas," "Chief Full-of-Lies," "Running Joke" or "Sacaja-whiner."

Hugh Hewitt | May 02, 2012

On Tuesday morning the Wall Street Journal carried a very unusual op-ed. The author was a former Attorney General of the United States, Michael Mukasy, who had served on the federal bench for 18 years before taking on the top job in federal law enforcement.

John Stossel | May 02, 2012

The human brain is torn between simple intuition and the more complex hard work of figuring out the unintended consequences of any policy. Who doesn't like thinking about trees and greenery and happy animals?

Walter E. Williams | May 02, 2012

President Barack Obama and Wall Street occupiers, along with their allies in the mainstream media and on college campuses, have maintained an ongoing attack on high-income earners, people they call 1 percenters. Listening to their deceitful demagoguery, you would naturally think of them as 99 percenters, but you'd be dead-wrong.

Brent Bozell | May 02, 2012

The general-election campaign for president is not yet under way, but clearly, some in the media have entered the Utterly Ridiculous Zone. On CNN's "Reliable Sources," host Howard Kurtz hailed an "eye-opener: the candidate with the best coverage during the presidential primaries was Mitt Romney. And the worst? Barack Obama."

Jonah Goldberg | May 02, 2012

Washington is full of nerds. I know. I speak nerd, not fluently mind you, at least not anymore. But I certainly know more than a few phrases memorized from a Berlitz nerd-to-English phrase book. I can talk Dungeons & Dragons (both D&D and AD&D). I know about the Golden Age of Comics (as in comic books -- if you thought that was a reference to Bob Newhart's heyday, subtract 20 nerd points right there).

John Ransom | May 02, 2012

Lesson to OWS: While the Mayans got tired and stopped adding days to the calendar, did the greedy, capitalist dogs allow a little Y2K problem from stopping them? Heck and no. They figured how to profit from it.

Michael Medved | May 02, 2012

Does it make sense for the government to take taxes from the big majority of Americans who never managed to win college degrees in order to subsidize the pricey education of the fortunate few who get to attend top universities?

Rachel Alexander | May 02, 2012

Democrats are scrambling to raise emotionally-laden issues this year in order to trick voters into supporting Obama’s reelection. Since they know they cannot win through an honest dialogue on the issues, they have resorted to appealing to people’s emotions in order to sway them.

Ben Shapiro | May 02, 2012

That's why he took time out in the middle of a Congressional election cycle -- in peak season, actually -- to cut a video for a little-known group called the It Gets Better Project. The It Gets Better Project was designed to protect children, particularly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender children and teens, from bullying.

David Harsanyi | May 02, 2012

Plenty of Americans believe that the president's rhetoric runs counter to facts, but actually, it's the president's own counterfactual arguments that matter most. Which is to say, nearly the entire case for President Barack Obama's second term is based on not what has happened but what could, would or might under different circumstances. Things, as you've surely heard from one official after the next, would have been a whole lot worse without the president's guidance.

Austin Bay | May 02, 2012

NAFTA isn't NATO, at least not yet. However, the North American defense ministers conference hosted by Canada the last week of March sent the low-key but categorically public message that Mexico has emerged as the U.S. and Canada's regional security partner.

Donald Lambro | May 02, 2012

STANFORD, CALIF. - There's a disconnect between the economy's relentless slowdown in the fourth year of Barack Obama's presidency and the sideshow issues he's raising on the campaign trail.

Jacob Sullum | May 02, 2012

"I got five baby mammas, and I put my hands on every last one of them except for one," Rico Gray confessed during a November 2010 deposition. "The way I was with women ... they had to walk on eggshells around me." He recalled punching women in the face, shoving them, choking them and tossing them out the door.

Kyle Olson | May 02, 2012

The demonstrations and chaos that followed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s introduction of budget reforms – later known as Act 10 – were a preview of what was to come from the orchestrated Occupy Wall Street protests. The protests in Madison had it all, except for Occupy’s numerous rapes, of course.

Marvin Folkertsma | May 02, 2012

December 1941 is usually remembered by Americans as that fateful month when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, thus thrusting the United States into World War II. However, consider an alternate scenario: Adolf Hitler appears triumphantly before the Reichstag announcing the destruction of the Soviet Union, following the German capture of Moscow and the “cowardly escape of that war criminal, Joseph Stalin,” to somewhere in the vast Russian hinterlands.

Dave Ramsey | May 02, 2012

If there’s a letdown it could come from the feeling that once you’re out of debt except for your house, things should kick into overdrive and you’ll become instantaneously wealthy.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 02, 2012

What makes this new regulation so disturbing is that it is a gross abuse of the regulatory process. For more than 90 years, Congress has maintained a policy of seeking to attract capital to the American financial system.

David Sterman | May 02, 2012

There is another type of consensus that can yield opportunities -- when most individual investors have concluded that a particular industry is headed for good or bad times. That's when it's often smart to go against the crowd.

George Friedman | May 02, 2012

Britain has positioned itself superbly for a strategy of waiting, watching and retaining options regardless of what happens. If the European Union fails and the European nation-states re-emerge as primary institutions, Britain will be in a position to exploit the fragmentation of Europe to its own economic and political advantage.

Brian and Garrett Fahy | May 02, 2012

When a justice you nominated to the Supreme Court, who shares your view of proper constitutional interpretation, tells your Solicitor General that neither she nor the rest of the Court is buying your argument, you know you’re in trouble.

Jeff Carter | May 02, 2012

It is good to remember that Groupon is five years old. Typically, start ups at age five are at the point where they will be acquired, or they are growing rapidly. The board that they started with might not fit them particularly well going forward.

Ralph Benko | May 02, 2012

May 1, International Workers Day, has been designated by the left for the “first General Strike in American History:” A Day Without the 99%. No Work—No School—No Housework–No Shopping. Take the streets on Tuesday! But … the call for the General Strike is not getting traction from us — the 99%. We whose interests it purports to represent and from whom it seeks to draw legitimacy, are decisively spurning the call.

Bob Beauprez | May 02, 2012

Victor Morton at the Washington Times recognized that Forward is "a word with a long and rich association with European Marxism."

Ken Connor | May 02, 2012

With each passing day it becomes more apparent that President Obama has little respect for the intelligence of his ideological opponents. If you don't agree with him, he assumes it is because you "don't understand the issue."

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | May 02, 2012

There's no doubt that Internet usage by seniors is growing dramatically. A recent Pew Internet Survey showed 30 percent of people 75 and older use the Internet.

Chris Poindexter | May 02, 2012

The precious metals market is not alone in being painted in shades of grey. Equities have been on a slide the last few days, the news from Spain has weighed on the markets and even the housing market is in an extended funk.

Mike Shedlock | May 02, 2012

The idea that the Fed can create jobs is ludicrous, but that does not stop fools from preaching the message.

Tue, May 01, 2012

Kevin Theriot | May 01, 2012

In addition to pushing to redefine marriage in different states around the country, homosexual activists have spent the last year or two pushing for censorship of free speech under the guise of “anti-bullying” campaigns.

Crystal Wright | May 01, 2012

Mitt Romney is finally coming into his own as the indefatigable Republican nominee. After enduring endless rounds of verbal fist fights with his opponents, Romney proved organization, message and money matter when you run for President of the United States.

Rachel Marsden | May 01, 2012

A Russian source recently brought an obscure but disturbing article to my attention. Published last month by a little-known online journal called the Oriental Review, the piece, "Active Endeavour And Drug Trafficking," proposed that not a single gram of heroin has been confiscated on the Mediterranean Sea since the inception of NATO's Operation Active Endeavour, a maritime operation launched a month after the September 11th attacks with the mission of "monitoring shipping to help detect, deter and protect against terrorist activity."

Ken Blackwell | May 01, 2012

Someone in the Obama campaign should find a new line of work. They’ve adopted as a slogan the single word: Forward! You’ve heard those complaints from conservatives that Obama is a socialist? Well, Forward! is one sure way to validate those concerns. Forward! has been the slogan of Marxists for more than a century.

Karin Agness | May 01, 2012

Politicians have been talking a lot about the role of women in society. We might all benefit from considering a little history on this not-so-new topic.

Steven Aden | May 01, 2012

After all we’ve seen and heard regarding abortion in the 21st century—all the justifications for gender-selective abortions, for killing preborn handicapped babies, and even for having a window of time in which it’s acceptable to kill children after birth—proponents of the culture of death still surprise many people from time to time.

Thomas Sowell | May 01, 2012

Labor unions, like the United Nations, are all too often judged by what they are envisioned as being -- not by what they actually are or what they actually do.

Byron York | May 01, 2012

"There will be an effort," Mitt Romney said recently, "by the, quote, vast left-wing conspiracy to work together to put out their message and attack me."

Chuck Norris | May 01, 2012

With President Barack Obama's officially starting his campaign this Saturday, many are wondering whether the GOP front-runner and former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney, has a real chance at winning the general election. But I know a way he could pull it off, and my wife, Gena, even dreamed about it.

John Hawkins | May 01, 2012

For reasons that are hard to fathom, we've recently had conservative after conservative publicly agreeing that Barack Obama is amazingly super cool. This is bizarre because they've been convinced of this by the same old liberal hype machine at work.

David Limbaugh | May 01, 2012

You have to hand it to President Obama and his cabal of re-election strategists; they are masters of illusion. Their newly released Web video and its accompanying campaign slogan, "Forward," are science fiction-level fantastical.

John Ransom | May 01, 2012

My most devoted readers will know that I'm still a card-carrying member of the Football Writers Association of America. Yeah. That's ALL of America.

Mona Charen | May 01, 2012

What do you suppose are the chances that the Secret Service agents who embarrassed themselves, possibly endangered the life of the president of the United States, and very likely damaged their marriages and the lives of their children by engaging prostitutes in Cartagena, were consumers of pornography?

Cal Thomas | May 01, 2012

In the 1993 movie "Dave" the faux president (played by Kevin Kline) calls in his best friend (played by Charles Grodin) and they stay up all night balancing the federal budget, not by raising taxes, but by cutting unnecessary and wasteful spending.

Dennis Prager | May 01, 2012

Election Day 2012 will not be a presidential election. It will be a plebiscite. Americans will not only be voting for a president (and a House and a third of the Senate). They will be participating in a plebiscite on the definition of America.

Pat Buchanan | May 01, 2012

U.S. growth in the first quarter fell to 2.2 percent, a disappointment. But in Europe, that news would have caused general rejoicing.

Debra J. Saunders | May 01, 2012

Mitt Romney can't get past the Seamus story. In 1983, Romney put the family dog in a carrier on the roof of his Chevy as his wife, their five sons and their luggage squeezed in to the station wagon for a vacation.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 01, 2012

Where is the mainstream media's coverage of the shocking "memo" issued by nine state attorneys general detailing 21 specific violations of law by the Obama administration?

Frank Gaffney | May 01, 2012

So, it turns out, Team Obama suddenly wants the 2012 presidential campaign to be about foreign policy, rather than the economy. Such a pivot might not be surprising given that, by President Obama's own test, he has not cut unemployment to the point where he deserves to be reelected.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 01, 2012

The cynics and pragmatists fail to understand the real truth behind Chuck Colson’s second chance: Chuck Colson was a man who sinned and then fell in love with a Person—and everything was changed.

Peter Ferrara | May 01, 2012

Our Founding Fathers carefully eliminated in American law every special legal privilege of the old aristocracies of Europe. They strongly favored instead equality under the law, later enshrined in the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause, which means not equality of result, but that everyone plays by the same rules.

Bill Murchison | May 01, 2012

The thing about Lyndon Johnson -- and you may be sure I kept a close adolescent eye on him while he was one of my two U.S. senators -- was that he knew what he was doing. There was more to it even than that. He knew how to get things done.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 01, 2012

Let’s consider the historical record. Nations that have tried this type of “stimulus” have not fared well. Big spending increase under Hoover and Roosevelt failed in the 1930s.

Cliff Ennico | May 01, 2012

Each year, the Entrepreneurship Foundation hosts a business plan competition in New Haven, Connecticut.

Chris Poindexter | May 01, 2012

The situation in Europe is again spurring gold demand as investors are faced with more uncertainty surrounding sovereign debt load and the ability of some of the region’s largest economies to pay their bills.

Marita Noon | May 01, 2012

Frequent readers of my column might be surprised to see that I am defending Al Armendariz, the newly resigned EPA Administrator of Region 6.

Bob Beauprez | May 01, 2012

President’s actions, as reflected by his budget proposal and his Administration’s various regulatory initiatives, reveal a strong bias against “all of the above” and a big tilt toward energy forms that are not able to compete in the marketplace.

Mike Shedlock | May 01, 2012

Do investors want to load up on Illinois debt at 1.85% for 10 years.

Jacqueline Otto | May 01, 2012

Always one for a good rant, Greg Gutfeld on Fox News' late afternoon show The Five has recently had a series of "banned words." He argues that certain words and phrases such as "narrative" and "slippery slope" have been over used and therefore shouldn't be used until people learn what they actually mean. It's almost as if Gutfeld has been reading from a copy of Jonah Goldberg's new book The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas.

Jack Bouroudjian | May 01, 2012

In spite of the lack of pro growth, anti business policy being dished out of DC by my fellow Chicagoan, corporate America is stronger than it has ever been.

Robert Knight | May 01, 2012

Barack Obama’s 2006 bestseller The Audacity of Hope gave us a number of clues as to how he would govern based on his worldview. We can’t say we weren’t warned.

Armstrong Williams | May 01, 2012

Famed Pastor Joel Osteen captivated and overwhelmed our nation’s capital this past weekend with more than 40,000 people at the Washington Nationals baseball stadium. His prosperity message was in full gear when he delivered his feel-good sermon to the faithful.

Jeff Carter | May 01, 2012

Gary Gensler, CFTC chair, Obama supporter and best bud of Corzine has recused himself from the investigation. But if you don’t think he isn’t helping behind the scenes, you are naive.

Marvin Olasky | May 01, 2012

"Congrats, seniors, this will be a heck of a graduation." That's how a New York University press release breathlessly announced the commencement snaring of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Other schools swoon over presidents: Barack Obama will speak at Barnard College (Columbia University) and Bill Clinton at little Columbia College in South Carolina.

Bill Tatro | May 01, 2012

“Not on my watch.” How many times does a politician campaign on what is the right and necessary thing to do?

Hal Scherz | May 01, 2012

As a physician who takes care of a considerable number of patients on Medicaid or with no medical coverage, I believe that my understanding of what the problems in the healthcare system are better than most authors of opinion pieces on this topic.

Douglas MacKinnon | May 01, 2012

The Threshold Editions division of Simon & Schuster (the publisher of Dick Cheney, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, and Laura Ingraham -- defenders of Traditional Values, all) has just published my new novel titled Vengeance Is Mine. No surprise that some liberals are already attacking the book and the beliefs of the main character.

Mon, Apr 30, 2012

Earl Tilford | April 30, 2012

After the fall of Saigon on April 29, 1975, military and civilian strategists sought “lessons learned.” Many were tactical or technical, such as the operational effectiveness of precision-guided munitions and the continuing need for guns on jet fighters. At the strategic level, one pundit recommended that the United States never again fight in a former French colony located on the other side of the world with borders contiguous to enemy sources of supply governed by an ally of dubious political legitimacy.

Rich Galen | April 30, 2012

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple (neé Apple Computer) "is the most valuable company" in the world. On the heels of its quarterly report last week, stock in Apple reached nearly $620 per share before settling back to end the week at $602.

Demetrius Minor | April 30, 2012

In the time and age of economic peril, we have seen many people lose hope, faith and trust. Many Americans have seen their investments and their financial security totally collapse. While the government is looking for solutions to combat this economic warfare, I believe the answer is simple: Americans need to decrease their dependence on the government.

Michael Brown | April 30, 2012

What do you call an organization whose so-called intelligence reports are sometimes an insult to intelligence, an organization that brands some groups “hate groups” and yet, using its own criteria, should itself be branded a hate group? You call that organization the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center). The scary thing is that many people still take them seriously.

Thomas Sowell | April 30, 2012

Around this time of year, I sometimes hear from parents who have been appalled to learn that the child they sent away to college to become educated has instead been indoctrinated with the creed of the left. They often ask if I can suggest something to have their offspring read over the summer, in order to counteract this indoctrination.

Michael Barone | April 30, 2012

Last week, Barack Obama delivered speeches at universities in Chapel Hill, N.C., Iowa City, Iowa, and Boulder, Colo. The trip was, press secretary Jay Carney assured us, official government business, not political campaigning.

Mike Adams | April 30, 2012

As a supporter of Hilltoppers for Life, I am deeply concerned at the way its pro-life display was vandalized on April 20, 2012.

Star Parker | April 30, 2012

Media personality Tavis Smiley and Princeton philosophy professor Cornell West have just published their latest contribution to American poverty propaganda, “The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.”

John Ransom | April 30, 2012

Ok, sure Apple paid an effective world wide tax rate of 24.2 percent on their profits in 2011, which, yeah, is more than Obama’s effective tax rate of 20.5 percent for the year. But here’s the difference between Obama’s tax rate and Apple’s: Liberals want to tax success in this country.

Katie Kieffer | April 30, 2012

Your doctor won’t tell you this when you’re sitting in his office, so I will: He hates Obamacare. It’s time you know why your doctor is concerned about Obamacare.

Lisa De Pasquale | April 30, 2012

Over the years I’ve noticed that converts to the conservative cause seem to make the most effective leaders -- Andrew Breitbart, David Horowitz, Anita MonCrief, Eric Metaxas and Mike Adams, just to name a few. Talk radio host and tea party leader Dana Loesch was a registered Democrat for many years.

Lurita Doan | April 30, 2012

On April 30th in 1789, at Federal Hall in New York City, George Washington took the oath of office to become the first president of the United States. He took that oath amidst a widespread surge of popularity and consensual respect that has yet to be replicated in any subsequent presidential election in this country.

Bruce Bialosky | April 30, 2012

Many people are ever suspicious of the private sector and fervently believe that government should control certain segments of our economy. This wishful (and delusional) thinking is most prevalent in the health care industry, where the left regrets not having passed a single-payer (government-controlled) system instead of ObamaCare.

Brian Darling | April 30, 2012

A 1934 creation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Export-Import Bank was meant to facilitate trade between the United States and other nations.

Dan Holler | April 30, 2012

As Americans search for answers, it is increasingly clear that they cannot look toward Washington for leadership. Those who inhabit Washington can tinker with our economy for the next decade and it will do little to help you make ends meet, sell your home, find a better job or fill up your tank. In fact, it will probably make things worse.

Michael Tanner | April 30, 2012

Cato Senior Fellow Michael Tanner demonstrates that actual investment returns over the past 40 years show that a system of private investment will, in fact, provide significantly higher rates of return than the current Social Security system.

Jeff Carter | April 30, 2012

If you haven’t followed the election in Massachusetts, you are missing some pretty good pandering. Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has gone deep off the reservation in a matter of speaking. She has tried to curry favor saying she is Cherokee.

Craig Steiner | April 30, 2012

As the government has become increasingly involved, tuition rates at colleges and universities have skyrocketed. It has been deemed that “investing in our children” and graduating as many students as possible from universities is in the national interest.

Chris Poindexter | April 30, 2012

Gold ended the week at the high end of its range and whether it goes up or down from here depends on why it went down last week.

Cathy Ruse | April 30, 2012

It’s frustrating to watch high-ranking Liberals get something so fundamental, so wrong.

Daniel J. Mitchell | April 30, 2012

Haiti may be the poorest nation in the Americas. Cuba may have the dictator with the longest lifespan. But Venezuela arguably has the worst government.

Mark Baisley | April 30, 2012

Given the history of the Obama machine with its Attack Watch website that asked citizens to report “enemies” of his policies and positions, I can understand the paranoia about CISPA being another citizen-on-citizen spy task force.

Charles Payne | April 30, 2012

Many norms such as our AAA credit rating and Mexican-born immigrants leaving the United States are two things nobody ever imagined possible just a couple years ago.

David Sterman | April 30, 2012

Insiders are often lousy market timers. They tend to acquire shares after a stock has lost a lot of value (even as they think the company's operating outlook remains bright). In many instances, the selling pressure isn't yet finished, and these insiders simply jumped in too soon.

Mike Shedlock | April 30, 2012

The F-35 program deserves to be scrapped because of cost overruns, inept design specs, and poor test results. Yet 3,650 union ingrates were arrogant enough to walk off the job demanding still more money to build this boondoggle.

Sun, Apr 29, 2012

Jeff Jacoby | April 29, 2012

If insanity is doing the same thing again and again but expecting a different outcome, then the federal government's strategy for keeping higher education affordable is crazier than Norman Bates.

Salena Zito | April 29, 2012

John Opfar sat in the front row of a short riser at Consol Energy's South Park R&D facility just before Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took to a makeshift stage.

Derek Hunter | April 29, 2012

Some people enter the public consciousness willingly; others accidentally. But how one gets there has little to do with how one handles it once the national spotlight begins to shine.

John Ransom | April 29, 2012

Why the heck are you willing to turn over everything from the house you buy -FHA-, the car you drive -the EPA/GM-, the education your kids get, your healthcare and your banks, just to name a few things, to a government that thinks it's correct to arm Mexican drug cartels? It’s this easy: If you trust the government, go ahead, be a liberal. If you don’t, you’re a conservative, but just don’t know it.

Austin Hill | April 29, 2012

"...Are you serious?" Those are three simple words that form one simple question. And the question has led us to this moment in time.

Doug Giles | April 29, 2012

Obama appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show this past week and did a slow jam with Fallon and his house band—a brilliant move by the Entertainer-in-Chief. I thought it was both funny and smart.

Debra J. Saunders | April 29, 2012

Former San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Brown is appalled. He didn't vote for Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, and he isn't his biggest fan. But when he considers the prosecution of Mirkarimi for bruising his wife's arm during a New Year's Eve argument, he is appalled.

Rich Galen | April 29, 2012

The reason I came to Ghana was to help publicize the introduction of two vaccines to the Ghanaian heath care system a rotaviral vaccine and a pneumococcal vaccine for newborns.

Alan Sears | April 29, 2012

When Congress passed ObamaCare in March 2010, then Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal.) admitted she didn’t know what was in the bill, but promised constituents and fellow politicians, “We’ll find out what’s in it once we pass it.” Talk about a harbinger of things to come.

Steve Chapman | April 29, 2012

Until 1977, there was no country that criminalized the practice of bribery abroad. But that year, President Jimmy Carter signed a law making the United States the very first. In due course, this measure eliminated corruption from every nation where our corporations operate.

Kevin McCullough | April 29, 2012

When did "hope and change" get traded in for "brass knuckles?"

Marita Noon | April 29, 2012

The revelation of the EPA’s “philosophy” used in their regulation of oil and gas companies—“crucify” and “make examples” of, just as the Romans crucified random citizens in areas they conquered to ensure obedience—provides proof of what many have known.

Doug French | April 29, 2012

Reasonable people tend to tune out the Washington noise — rightly believing most of it is meaningless grandstanding. But the continued hectoring in China's direction is likely not so harmless. Combined with the Federal Reserve's stated policy to keep interest rates at virtually zero until the end of 2014, these are the sounds of Currency War III (CWIII) in its initial stages.

Daniel J. Mitchell | April 29, 2012

If you really want to understand the horrifying absurdity of the welfare state, check out these passages from a report in the Daily Mail.

Michael F. Cannon | April 29, 2012

The most important front right now is to ensure that states do not create the health-insurance exchanges Obamacare needs in order to operate.

Michael Youssef | April 29, 2012

Chuck Colson represented a rock in a wishy-washy, compromising Christian world. He was immovable when so many of today’s Christian leaders are wobbly—a resolute tower in a landscape littered with deserters from the army of God.

Jeff Carter | April 29, 2012

Tom Delay screwed up back in the Clinton administration when he shut the government down, and they will be screwing up today because Holder and his followers will charge racism, and hold this instance up as some sort of lynching-which it’s not.

Charles Payne | April 29, 2012

The problem is that so many young people, especially men, are claiming they are nuts. Yes, this is the biggest scam since the welfare queens of the 1980s, and it’s getting worse. They call it “the crazy check” and there are wide swathes of men playing the system for these checks.

Bob Beauprez | April 29, 2012

The White House shrugged off the "crucify them" characterization by the regulator noting he would keep his job. The harshest thing his boss EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson had to say is that Armendariz comments were "disappointing."

Mike Shedlock | April 29, 2012

Everyone wants to do something "but not now". While there is immense merit to not hiking taxes in a recession as Brussels forced on Greece, Spain, and Portugal, work rule and pension changes are badly needed.

Paul Jacob | April 29, 2012

Our politicians in Washington like to pretend to be such fighters, but they box at each others' shadows.