Sat, Jul 07, 2012

John C. Goodman | July 07, 2012

Opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) have a nifty catch phrase: repeal and replace. Unfortunately, they are much clearer on "repealing" than they are on "replacing."

John Ransom | July 07, 2012

While the left likes to blame Wall Street for the problems and the right likes to blame Washington, both sides were not only culpable, but in cahoots.

Caroline Glick | July 07, 2012

There was something about Yitzhak Shamir, Israel's seventh prime minister who passed away last Saturday, that made you feel shy, in awe when you stood in his presence. In his eulogy at Sunday morning's cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu noted that Shamir "didn't radiate charisma. He simply radiated inner strength."

Kyle Olson | July 07, 2012

U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) recently told a Muslim audience that American schools should operate more like Islamic “madrasas,” the Arabic word for schools. He was addressing the Islamic Circle of North America conference in Hartford, Connecticut in May.

Bill Tatro | July 07, 2012

Hope is high, but unfortunately, as the great French Canadian philosopher Guillaume Louis Tatreaux IV once said “hope is not a strategy.”

Night Watch | July 07, 2012

A number of English language news services have cited out of context remarks that Syrian President al Asad made to a Turkish press outlet.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 07, 2012

The crowd in Washington was quite confident that Keynesian spending was going to save the day, even though similar efforts had failed for Hoover and Roosevelt in the 1930s, for Japan in the 1990s, and for Bush in 2008.

Political Calculations | July 07, 2012

Would you believe that the same math that describes how predators in the animal kingdom stake out their territory can be used to identify the boundaries between the turf claimed by rival gangs?

Larry Kudlow | July 07, 2012

Taxing rich people won’t create jobs. Neither will bashing Bain Capital. Obama is surrounded by leftist campaign advisers. And it’s hard to see them shifting gears to something constructive.

Mike Shedlock | July 07, 2012

The Independent reports Finland warns of euro exit rather than pay debts of others.

Lincoln Brown | July 07, 2012

Summer is the time to plant trees, flowers and grass seed. And while you are at it, you might want to head up on your roof and see if the government has painted a bull’s-eye on it.

Chris Poindexter | July 07, 2012

One trend that stayed on track this week was the dollar gaining ground against the euro, which, combined with low volume, has magnified the downward pressure on gold prices.

Steve Deace | July 07, 2012

Chief Justice John Roberts may have unintentionally given those of us who consider ourselves Constitutionalists a favor.

Fri, Jul 06, 2012

Kathryn Lopez | July 06, 2012

Stacy Molai knows that life can be hard and unfair, and that the debates held in Washington actually affect real people.

Rich Galen | July 06, 2012

The jobs number this morning was, to say the least, disappointing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate remained at 8.2% but the economy added only about 80,000 jobs - far below the "whisper number" which was north of 110,000 - and farther below the number needed to bring the unemployment rate down.

Crystal Wright | July 06, 2012

The Supreme Court ruled Obamacare constitutional as a tax with the pivotal vote of Chief Justice John Roberts, the politician. Despite Obama campaigning it wouldn’t be a tax on the middle class, that’s exactly Obamacare is.

Ken Blackwell | July 06, 2012

Comedian Chris Rock has stoked the flames of controversy with this Fourth of July tweet. The Hollywood comic wrote: "Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren't free but I'm sure they enjoyed fireworks." Rock's tweet sparked plenty of day-after fireworks. What he wrote went beyond the pale, responded many online, hurt and enraged at Rock's bitter humor.

Michelle Malkin | July 06, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Good news: The Waldo Canyon fire, which forced 32,000 residents (including our family) to flee, claimed two lives and destroyed 347 homes, is now 100 percent contained. Bad news: Radical environmentalists won't stop blowing hot air about this year's infernal season across the West.

Scottie Hughes | July 06, 2012

Today, the American middle class finds itself under assault as never before. The latest attack being the bunker busting bomb entitled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act i.e. Obamacare.

John Hawkins | July 06, 2012

Many political observers believe Americans are too cynical about politicians. Take it from someone who has been blogging for more than a decade and has met countless politicians and political aides: if anything, people aren't cynical enough. 1) The first priority of a politician is always getting re-elected: As Thomas Sowell has noted,

Brent Bozell | July 06, 2012

Seth MacFarlane, whose $100 million contract with Fox makes him the highest paid TV writer in history, is now trying to take over the cineplex, with the same old shtick. You could pluck his oeuvre out of the summer movie-preview articles without any difficulty.

Jonah Goldberg | July 06, 2012

The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously remarked that, "The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself." I've always liked that quote, but I think it misleads. That two plus two equals four is not a conservative truth or a liberal truth. It's simply the truth. (Moynihan himself recognized this when he even more famously said that people are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts.)

David Limbaugh | July 06, 2012

Recently, White House senior adviser David Plouffe made a comment that didn't receive the scrutiny it deserves. The statement demands attention because it frames President Obama's re-election campaign theme and illustrates how grounded in disinformation the theme is.

Mona Charen | July 06, 2012

Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom's blunder -- telling an interviewer that Romney believes the individual mandate is not a tax -- was politically dumb, if revealing. It suggests that the Romney camp continues to struggle with the ghost of Romneycare.

John Ransom | July 06, 2012

Frankly, unions suck. Really. They suck the money out of our wallets; they suck productivity out of workers; and suck up all the leavings from the public trough.

Scott Rasmussen | July 06, 2012

Democrats were riding high in the polls in 2006 and 2008, and one of their big issues was health care. Then, after passing the president's health care law, the politics shifted, and the issue helped sweep the GOP to victory in the 2010 midterm elections. A few months later, Republicans had a 14-point advantage in terms of voter trust on the health care issue.

Oliver North | July 06, 2012

As is our custom, millions of Americans celebrated Independence Day this year with family, friends and neighbors. Here in Purcellville, there was an old-fashioned parade down Main Street, followed by a barbecue, a church service to pray for our nation -- and fireworks. For many here in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, it was also day five without electricity -- and very hot.

Pat Buchanan | July 06, 2012

"Iran is not seeking to have the atomic bomb, possession of which is pointless, dangerous and is a great sin from an intellectual and a religious point of view."

Suzanne Fields | July 06, 2012

Any parent can tell you that finding a decent summer movie for the kids is a hard day's work. Blood-sucking vampires abound in the twilight zone, children fight to their death in violent hunger scripts, but it's not easy to find fantasy as magically alluring as a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

Linda Chavez | July 06, 2012

For all the talk of incivility in the Nation's capital, the last week has restored my faith in the basic decency of the people who live there.

Diana West | July 06, 2012

After nearly four days without power following the freak storm that left millions in the mid-Atlantic states in the dark, one thing I could do when the electricity came back on was try to figure out who coined the mortifyingly apt greeting, "Happy Dependence Day."

Donald Lambro | July 06, 2012

The White House attack line this week against Mitt Romney is that he's now calling the punishing fine in the healthcare mandate a tax, a few days after he said it was a penalty.

Fritz Pfister | July 06, 2012

If you’re one of those people who believe Obama, that there is a recovery, or these pundits about housing, you don’t need read any further. Facts are apparently unable to penetrate your skull.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 06, 2012

It’s amazing to think that the United Kingdom once ruled half the world, but now produces pencil-neck bureaucrats who think starting pistols are a menace to society.

Bob Goldman | July 06, 2012

You would think that in this economy simply having a job to go to and a desk to sit behind and a boss to complain about would be a vacation.

Marita Noon | July 06, 2012

As we’ve seen with SolarReserve, and now with BrightSource Energy, the companies who get the government funding are those with inside connections that may be decades old, as in the case of Toon, or current, as in the case of John Bryson, who would still be Secretary of Commerce if not for the recent car incidents.

Susan Carleson | July 06, 2012

Many Americans refer to July 4th as the Fourth of July, but earlier in our history, it was widely known as Independence Day.

Brian and Garrett Fahy | July 06, 2012

In the classic comedy, "Office Space", the annoying, worthless boss Bill Lumbergh instructs his indifferent employees to ponder this question before acting: “ask yourself, is this good for the company?” Likewise here, regardless of last week’s Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act, the question is whether the Act is good for America. Americans expect Mitt Romney, who seeks to manage one of the co-equal branches, to have a compelling, cogent answer, and one that doesn’t depend on the meaning of the word “is.”

Chris Poindexter | July 06, 2012

Lower European interest rates are a mixed blessing for gold and silver as lower rates will almost certainly spur more investors to buy dollars.

Lincoln Brown | July 06, 2012

All vehicles on French roads must now have an interlock device installed in them, as per French law.

Mike Shedlock | July 06, 2012

Simply put, President Obama is light-years away from his pledge to double exports. In terms of "net" exports, there has been no progress at all.

Thu, Jul 05, 2012

Keith Smith | July 05, 2012

As the small child continues to beg for this and that at the supermarket, the parent’s repeated “No’s” tend to bring out pouting and temper tantrums. Spankings—if you dare— don’t seem to make much difference. Eventually, the parent gets an idea. Instead of “No,” she says, “Not now.”

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | July 05, 2012

There is something special about looking forward to something. Knowing that there is something good that is going to happen, or even might happen, gives us a reason to get up a bit earlier and work a bit harder. Optimism is the fuel that leads us to put our noses to the grindstone and persevere in the face of the inevitable setbacks.

Cliff May | July 05, 2012

The New York Times’ editorial writers — who reflect the opinions of the newspaper’s publisher and principal owner, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., who hires and fires them — have their knickers in a knot over Sheldon Adelson. What has the Las Vegas hotel-and-casino tycoon done? The Times asserts that he is spending his money “to advance his personal, ideological and financial agenda, which is wildly at odds with the nation’s needs.”

Susan Stamper Brown | July 05, 2012

Legalization of something does not necessarily make it a good idea. It was once legal to own a slave. Democrats who voted against abolishing slavery in 1864, have been doing their part ever since to enslave Americans to one social program or another. Obamacare is just the latest example.

Rick Berman | July 05, 2012

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka recently sounded off in the Huffington Post on an issue he clearly doesn’t understand—freedom.

Rich Galen | July 05, 2012

If you've ever watched PBS on July 4th, you know that for many years your local affiliate has broadcast the "Capitol Fourth" program which is the concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol followed by the fireworks which are beyond the Washington Monument on the far end of the Smithsonian Mall.

Michael Brown | July 05, 2012

According to a recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, almost one in three Americans under the age of 30 doubt that God exists, while, in contrast, the figure for Americans over the age of 65 is less than one in ten. Could there be a connection between the fatherlessness of this younger generation and their struggles with faith? According to a theory called “the psychology of atheism,” the answer might well be yes.

Victor Davis Hanson | July 05, 2012

Until last week, Chief Justice John Roberts was vilified as the leader of a conservative judicial cabal poised to destroy the Obama presidency by overturning the federal takeover of health care. But with his unexpected affirmation, Roberts suddenly was lauded as the new Earl Warren -- an "evolving" conservative who at last saw the logic of liberal big government.

Hugh Hewitt | July 05, 2012

Do you trust the Congressional GOP to do everything they can to repeal Obamacare if Mitt Romney wins the presidency and if at least 51 GOP senators are elected and the House GOP majority maintained?

Michael Barone | July 05, 2012

That's more or less what happened last Sunday in Mexico, at least as far as most American journalists (including me) are concerned.

Larry Elder | July 05, 2012

Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., once said: "George (W.) Bush is our 'Bull' Connor -- and if that doesn't get to you, nothing will be able to get to you. It's time for us to be able to say that we're sick and tired, we're fired up and we're not going to take it anymore."

Judge Andrew Napolitano | July 05, 2012

Of the 17 lawyers who have served as chief justice of the United States, John Marshall -- the fourth chief justice -- has come to be known as the "Great Chief Justice." The folks who have given him that title are the progressives who have largely written the history we are taught in government schools. They revere him because he is the intellectual progenitor of federal power.

John Ransom | July 05, 2012

If you thought the current total of regulatory costs was hurting the economy, wait until healthcare is “free.”

Cal Thomas | July 05, 2012

When asked at the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 what the Founders had wrought, Benjamin Franklin famously said, "A Republic, if you can keep it."

Julie Borowski | July 05, 2012

The shocking verdict to uphold the entire ObamaCare law is one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in recent history. Chief Justice John Roberts joined Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor in the majority opinion stating that the individual mandate requiring all Americans to purchase health insurance is not valid under the Commerce Clause but it can survive as a tax.

Debra J. Saunders | July 05, 2012

We who work for newspapers have a love/hate relationship with the Internet. On the one hand, more people than ever -- millions every week -- are reading our product. On the other hand, fewer are paying for it.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | July 05, 2012

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) constitutional, I am concerned about its effect on those who need quality healthcare the most: the poor and vulnerable. The Court, of course, was not called upon to determine whether the law would actually have its intended effect. While the White House appears to have consulted many experts during Obamacare’s formative months, they also hung up twice on Dr. Ben Carson as he offered his advice.

Emmett Tyrrell | July 05, 2012

WASHINGTON -- I have a headache. I imagine you do too, if you have been trying to interpret the legalese employed by those legal sages who have pronounced on Thursday's Supreme Court decision on Obamacare. I would rather read the lyrics of a thousand rap composers than the anfractuous language of one legal sage.

Steve Chapman | July 05, 2012

On a recent visit to Shanghai, I stopped along the grand riverfront promenade that runs through the city's downtown and, from that single vantage point, counted 31 Chinese flags visible at various places. The Chinese love their national flag, a handsome red rectangle with one large gold star and four smaller ones.

Jerry Bowyer | July 05, 2012

“A long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object [which] evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism."

Ralph Benko | July 05, 2012

“Who is John Galt?” This tantalizing question opens Atlas Shrugged, one of the most popular, if least critically acclaimed, novels of all time. A new chapter of an epic story worthy of the pen of Ayn Rand is scheduled to open next October. It centers around John Allison IV. Who is John Allison?

Peter Schiff | July 05, 2012

nless Congress repeals the legislation quickly we will likely have to live with it for a long, long time.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 05, 2012

Once you put taxes “on the table,” any impetus for spending restraint evaporates.

Mark W. Hendrickson | July 05, 2012

What do Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the architects of the euro currency have in common? Answer: They both created monsters.

Political Calculations | July 05, 2012

Our chart shows the forecast, expressed in terms of the inflation-adjusted chained U.S. dollars of 2005.

James Hyerczyk | July 05, 2012

This week the talk of economic stimulus and planned moves by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz boosted prices of both of these commodities on Tuesday.

Night Watch | July 05, 2012

The Pakistani Taliban announced that they will target NATO convoys. Pakistani trucking firms demanded improved security.

Chris Poindexter | July 05, 2012

The dollar was up in overseas trading which undermined commodity prices with crude oil, copper, and platinum joining gold and silver to the downside. Palladium bucked the trend by moving higher against the tide.

Mike Shedlock | July 05, 2012

Now that Hollande has followed through on his pledge to hike taxes, there is every reason to believe he will follow through on his inane proposal to make it nearly impossible for businesses to fire people.

Wed, Jul 04, 2012

Ann Coulter | July 04, 2012

It has become fashionable to equate the French and American revolutions, but they share absolutely nothing beyond the word “revolution.” The American Revolution was a movement based on ideas, painstakingly argued by serious men in the process of creating what would become the freest, most prosperous nation in world history.

Jeff Jacoby | July 04, 2012

The Fourth of July is the only American holiday with a villain.

Ken Connor | July 04, 2012

Conservatives are apoplectic that John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, sided with the liberal wing of the court in largely upholding the constitutionality of The Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their rhetoric has been filled with invective and they have described Roberts as “a traitor to his philosophy” who is “forever stained in the eyes of Conservatives.” His opinion has been called “the worst kind of judicial activism” and characterized as “a 21st century Dred Scott decision.”

Edward White | July 04, 2012

The Fourth of July is traditionally a day for barbeques, going to the beach, parades, baseball games, flag waving, and fireworks. It is a day for us to celebrate America, and rightly so. We are an exceptional country. We should be thankful and proud to be Americans.

Thomas Sowell | July 04, 2012

Betrayal is hard to take, whether in our personal lives or in the political life of the nation.

Michelle Malkin | July 04, 2012

What's pale yellow, riddled with holes and not very sharp? President Barack Obama's renewed class-warfare attack on GOP opponent Mitt Romney.

John Stossel | July 04, 2012

Since progressives want government to run health care, let's look at what government management did to K-12 education. While most every other service in life has gotten better and cheaper, American education remains stagnant.

Walter E. Williams | July 04, 2012

Anthony Daniels, who writes under the pen name Theodore Dalrymple, is a retired prison doctor and psychiatrist who tells of his experiences with his patients in "Life at the Bottom."

Brent Bozell | July 04, 2012

Is anyone surprised that the ink wasn't dry on Chief Justice John Roberts' incoherent switcheroo before team Obama was again denying Obamacare is a tax? Why did he do it?

Jonah Goldberg | July 04, 2012

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare"), NPR's "Talk of the Nation" held a seminar of sorts at the Aspen Institute's legendarily pretentious Ideas Festival. Someone in the audience asked NPR health policy correspondent Julie Rovner this question: "Today's decision is a positive decision for the estimated 50 million uninsured Americans. Who are the losers today?"

John Ransom | July 04, 2012

The next day, Washington marched out of Fort Necessity and surrendered the fort to the French. The French promptly burned it to the ground. The date was the 4th of July, 1754.

Salena Zito | July 04, 2012

To the 13 families living in this Western Pennsylvania village, Gen. George Washington was an arrogant, elite Virginian who dared to claim ownership of the land where they had built log cabins, grown crops and conducted their lives for nearly 15 years.

Michael Reagan | July 04, 2012

On this Independence Day we need to get fired up about freedom and start fighting for it -- at home. Every single American who’s outraged by the Obamacare decision should be energized to show up and vote this fall. And the next dozen falls. If we don’t starting fighting for our freedom now, we deserve to lose it.

Michael Medved | July 04, 2012

Outrageous mistakes in cable-network coverage of last week’s Obamacare decision should raise major concerns about far more consequential errors that easily could mar election-night reporting this November.

Terry Jeffrey | July 04, 2012

Are you required to stop your car at a red light? In his opinion declaring Obamacare's individual mandate constitutional, Chief Justice John Roberts constructed an absurd doctrine of legal interpretation that, if consistently applied, would hold you are not.

Ben Shapiro | July 04, 2012

Last week Chief Justice John Roberts blatantly ignored the Constitution and the law and purposefully rewrote Obamacare in order to rule it legal. He called Obamacare a "tax" instead of an individual mandate; he then proceeded to blithely expand the government's power to tax to encompass a tax on breathing, which is what Obamacare is.

Austin Bay | July 04, 2012

History books will tell you that for seven decades, from the end of the Mexican Revolution until the presidential election in 2000, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) ruled Mexico.

Paul Greenberg | July 04, 2012

The role of great men in history is often noted, but they may exercise little influence compared to great ideas. John Maynard Keynes, who was not an historian or a statesman but an economist, noted that ideas, "both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled by little else."

Donald Lambro | July 04, 2012

WASHINGTON -Several issues are getting distorted in the wake of the Supreme Court's contradictory, backdoor ruling that upheld President Obama's health care law on a disputed word definition.

Matt Barber | July 04, 2012

It’s often said, “Be careful what you wish for – you just might get it.” Democrats got it all right.

Jacob Sullum | July 04, 2012

Last week, supporters and opponents of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act anxiously awaited the Supreme Court's ruling on the law's individual health insurance mandate. Imagine their surprise when the Court announced, in a majority opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts, that there is no individual health insurance mandate.

Robert Knight | July 04, 2012

When is a tax not a tax? Answer: When you’re busy pushing a major expansion of government like Obamacare. The tax that is not a tax becomes a “penalty” or a “shared responsibility payment” in the text of the bill.

Armstrong Williams | July 04, 2012

On July 2nd, 1776, John Adams wrote his wife Abigail that July 2nd will be “celebrated, by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary festival” and that the celebration would include everything from bonfires, sports, fireworks, and a spirit of liberty throughout the land.

Frank Turek | July 04, 2012

“An Umpire.” That is how John Roberts properly described the duty of a Supreme Court justice during his confirmation hearings. His rulebook? The U.S. Constitution. Thank you sir, may I have another!

Nathan Slaughter | July 04, 2012

The U.S. debt crisis is still unresolved and there's been extensive talk in Washington regarding further monetary easing. If the government turns the printing presses back on, then get ready. U.S. monetary policies could systematically erode the value of the greenback.

Night Watch | July 04, 2012

One rather naïve US news commentator opined tentatively that the US looked like it was waging economic warfare against Iran, as if that were a profound insight.

Political Calculations | July 04, 2012

We're going to put our empirical observation-backed hypothesis that "Yes. Yes They Do" to the test during the next several weeks to see if we can get a solid answer to that question.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 04, 2012

Here’s a report from the UK-based Telegraph about how bureaucrats at a Scottish branch of the National Health Service are bilking taxpayers.

George Friedman | July 04, 2012

Iran's response to sanctions deadlines has been relatively nonchalant. This suggests that sanctions are likely a sideshow to a much more serious negotiation in play.

Mike Shedlock | July 04, 2012

The always humorous Nigel Farage blasted European council president Herman Van Rompuy along with José Barroso in European parliament today, mocking the alleged "breakthrough".

David Sterman | July 04, 2012

Six months ago, I suggested that shares were now too cheap and significant upside is ahead. Yet I broke a cardinal rule of bottom-fishing.

Dave Moenning | July 04, 2012

The U.S. remains the best house in this growth-slowing neighborhood.

Randall DeSoto | July 04, 2012

The history of America is one of overcoming abuse. Our nation began with a legal document, the Declaration of Independence, listing a “train of abuses,” which violated the colonists’ God-given rights and required them to found a new nation.

Chris Poindexter | July 04, 2012

Seeing precious metals prices move up is always a mixed blessing if you hold physical metal; while it’s good to see the value of your holdings go up, it raises the cost basis of new purchases.

Tue, Jul 03, 2012

Gina Loudon | July 03, 2012

Less than a month ago, June primary voters in San Diego and even San Jose, voted to reform public employee pensions, ending budget busting defined benefit plans in favor of the traditional defined contribution plans that most Americans have.

Jeff Jacoby | July 03, 2012

Are you concerned about Tehran's drive for nuclear weapons? Political scientist Kenneth Waltz isn't. A senior research scholar at Columbia University and former president of American Political Science Association, Waltz writes in the new issue of Foreign Affairs that it's time we learned to stop worrying and love the Iranian bomb.

Frank Gaffney | July 03, 2012

In the past, American presidential campaigns have featured bitter recriminations over foreign policy reverses. Harry Truman was charged with having “lost China” following the take-over of the Chinese mainland by Mao Tse-Tung’s communists. In subsequent years similar formulations were used to challenge those responsible for the loss to the Free World of Vietnam, Iran and post-Soviet Russia.

Rachel Marsden | July 03, 2012

Improved technology is changing the spy game, merging once-disparate roles in the intelligence field and favoring an increased download of traditional spy roles to the private sector.

Townhall.com Staff | July 03, 2012

Marco Rubio: An American Son is a must-read look at the experiences that shaped one of America’s most promising young leaders.

Charlotte Hays | July 03, 2012

You’ve probably already seen it—but just in case you missed the most curious campaign fundraising pitch in the annals of American politics, here it is...

John Hawkins | July 03, 2012

"A hippie is someone who looks like Tarzan, walks like Jane and smells like Cheetah."

Thomas Sowell | July 03, 2012

Most students in most introductory economics courses are not going to become economics majors, much less professional economists.

Scottie Hughes | July 03, 2012

if the world is waiting with baited breath to see the how a tiny country like Greece handles its election in midst of economic turmoil, I can only imagine what the world is thinking headed into the US Presidential election in November.

Chuck Norris | July 03, 2012

Last Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold Obamacare's individual mandate (indictment) to collect more taxes from you and me.

David Limbaugh | July 03, 2012

As we approach the Fourth of July and contemplate its glorious significance, recent events have brought into sharp relief the precarious condition of America's unique liberty tradition.

Mona Charen | July 03, 2012

This column is being written in the midst of a power outage that has reduced many parts of the mid-Atlantic to primitive conditions. I have no right to complain.

John Ransom | July 03, 2012

The early history of Social Security is stunning not because it gives us a quaint, sun-dappled and leaded-window portrait into the Norman Rockwell past, but because it provided a pinpoint, spotlight prediction of the acrimonious future of a failed federal program.

Dennis Prager | July 03, 2012

Given how many more Americans define themselves as conservative rather than as liberal, let alone than as left, how does one explain the success of left-wing policies?

Lisa De Pasquale | July 03, 2012

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the NRA News studio just outside Washington D.C. It was great to finally meet Cam Edwards, host of Cam and Company on NRANews.com and Sirius XM. Edwards has hosted the three hour program every week night for over eight years. The program has featured many notable guests, including Amb. John Bolton, Rep. Darrell Issa, Katie Pavlich, Jonah Goldberg, Trace Atkins and Ted Nugent.

Pat Buchanan | July 03, 2012

Out of relief and gratitude for his having saved Obamacare, he is being compared to John Marshall and Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Debra J. Saunders | July 03, 2012

In the court of public opinion, Republican officials cannot win. It's a known fact, made more evident with each news cycle, that many campaign issues are lose-lose for the GOP.

Phyllis Schlafly | July 03, 2012

Who does President Barack Obama think he is that he can change the wording of the Declaration of Independence? Again and again he presumes to quote the great declaration while making a significant change: He omits the word "Creator."

Bill Murchison | July 03, 2012

It wasn't Tocqueville or Hamilton who said it. Actually, it was Ben Parker in "Spiderman." "With great power comes great responsibility;" it's common sense advice for adaptation in the ongoing war over Obamacare and why Chief Justice John Roberts conspired in upholding that political and economic blunder.

Craig Steiner | July 03, 2012

Though apparently this ruling puts some limits on the commerce clause, the limit is so far in left field as to be useless in a practical sense.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 03, 2012

One of my very first blog posts was about the link between big government and big corruption. For the rest of my life, I can now cite the Obamacare travesty as an example.

Chris Edwards | July 03, 2012

Here are some ideas for federal policymakers to consider.

Bill Tatro | July 03, 2012

Prices are plunging and new orders are falling of the cliff. Soon, it will be time for U.S. Fed officials, like their European counterparts, to make an announcement about more of “something” that will be needed in order to finally commence financial recovery.

Ann-Marie Murrell | July 03, 2012

Yes, Ms. Whiton was wrong since the rules in her state say it is okay to use EBT cards for the purchase of cigarettes and alcohol—but our question nationwide should be why is this even possible? How can “free” alcohol and cigarettes help poor people?

Charles Payne | July 03, 2012

Chief Justice Roberts shouldn't be afraid of President Obama even if he took a tongue-lashing in front of the world and Merkel should have no fear of Italy and Germany outside the soccer pitch. So, why did they both blink in the eyes of so many observers?

Mike Shedlock | July 03, 2012

All 70 economists polled by Bloomberg came in on the high side. Manufacturing collapses are never expected.

Hal Scherz | July 03, 2012

Governor Romney can distance himself from President Obama on healthcare by developing a health system reform platform that relies on trust of the American consumers and their physicians, instead of erecting artificial barriers and obstacles that further erode the physician-patient relationship.

Chris Poindexter | July 03, 2012

Joining gold lower are platinum, palladium, crude oil and copper. It’s hard to find a bright spot in commodities as the dollar gains back ground against the euro on light volume.

Susan Carleson | July 03, 2012

Many Americans refer to July 4th as the Fourth of July, but earlier in our history, it was widely known as Independence Day.

Mon, Jul 02, 2012

Paul Greenberg | July 02, 2012

It was left to the Supreme Court of the United States last week to take on the immigration issue, since the other branches of the federal government have largely ignored it. For years.

Michael Gerson | July 02, 2012

Dwight Eisenhower came to regret the liberal activism of his choice for the Supreme Court, calling it the "biggest damned-fool mistake I ever made."

Byron York | July 02, 2012

No one knew it at the time, but the key moment in the Supreme Court Obamacare case came on March 26, the first day of oral arguments, when few people were paying close attention.

Michael Barone | July 02, 2012

The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision upholding the Obama administration's health care legislation was a victory for the president, his administration and his party. Their most ambitious legislative achievement has not been nullified, and they are not left in obvious disarray.

Star Parker | July 02, 2012

When the House voted last Thursday to find Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress, members of the Congressional Black Caucus walked out.

Mike Adams | July 02, 2012

Recently, a student asked me whether I had a right to speak out on abortion given that I am a man and could never experience pregnancy. I countered by asking him whether arguments have testicles.

John Ransom | July 02, 2012

Over the last several years, there has been mounting evidence that the game of life has been rigged against the general public, not just a little bit, but a lot. With that realization, our confidence, thus our freedom, has been eroded.

Katie Kieffer | July 02, 2012

Pixar just released its 13th number one opening movie in a row. Most people associate Pixar with blockbuster animations. Most people don’t realize, however, that two of the secrets behind Pixar’s success are capitalism and clean fun.

Lurita Doan | July 02, 2012

How disheartening to watch U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder maneuver, spin, duck, dodge and dissemble. Perhaps Holder still clings to the notion that he is serving the country and protecting the President, but his actions have pushed him well beyond that high ground.

Terry Paulson | July 02, 2012

As we take time on July 4th to celebrate the liberty we cherish as American, it's important to recognize the critical role a free press plays in surfacing the truth "we the people" need to exercise our civic duty.

Bruce Bialosky | July 02, 2012

Repeat something and it becomes heard. Repeat something often and it becomes accepted fact. Repeat a lie and people believe it even if it defies logic. But if you’re a prominent person and you repeat something that has no factual basis, you truly are a disgusting individual.

Dan Holler | July 02, 2012

Once ubiquitous, the tie is now frequently being shunned. Whether you’re a presidential candidate, a successful entrepreneur, a cable pundit or a young rebel bucking the Establishment, the open neck look is in style these days.

Morgan Brittany | July 02, 2012

With the decision by the Supreme Court that Obamacare is a tax, we can see that this whole thing was a lie and a fraud from the get-go.

Mike Shedlock | July 02, 2012

Greek shipping heir Peter Nomikos has a plan wipe out Greek debt. His idea is to buy all the Greek bonds then forgive the debt.

Chris Poindexter | July 02, 2012

What happens to gold next week will depend on the level of optimism in Europe, but I look for that to hold next week and for gold to work back toward the comfortable $1,620 vicinity.

Stewart Scott | July 02, 2012

In the modern jihadist context, this strategy was seen clearly in Afghanistan. The Taliban, when faced with overwhelming U.S. airpower in 2001, declined combat and permitted Northern Alliance ground forces to take control of Afghanistan's cities, rather than stand and fight until they were destroyed.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 02, 2012

Paul Krugman has been whining about “spending cuts” in the United Kingdom, even though the burden of the public sector has been climbing. But given his outlandish errors about Estonia, we shouldn’t be surprised.

Political Calculations | July 02, 2012

China's economic statistics were less than trustworthy, although for completely predictable reasons, they have become more unreliable during the past year.

Charles Payne | July 02, 2012

Years from now, millions of today's college grads will think Congress was cruel, spiteful and malicious for luring them into these cheap loans.

Michael Tanner | July 02, 2012

The court, or at least Chief Justice John Roberts, took the somewhat cynical (or maybe reasonable) view that what politicians say is pretty much meaningless.

Michael F. Cannon | July 02, 2012

Half of the ruling was a clear defeat for “Obamacare.” And the portion that supporters are hailing as a victory will prove hollow.

Larry Kudlow | July 02, 2012

Rubio, who is being considered a vice presidential running mate by presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, also spoke about the debt crisis, health care and Arizona’s controversial immigration law, on which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.

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Derek Hunter | July 01, 2012

Many have weighed in on the Supreme Court decision on ObamaCare much better than I could. Two of the best were Rush Limbaugh’s and Mark Levin (download the June 28th show for free and share it widely). But a few things remain unmentioned as far as I can tell.

John Ransom | July 01, 2012

We are not France. We are better than that. Most of us don’t even find Jerry Lewis that funny. And I don’t like mimes. That proves it.

Austin Hill | July 01, 2012

Campaign operatives masquerading as media “fact checkers.” A President who uses the power of the Executive Branch to shutdown blogs. Do American journalists care?

Doug Giles | July 01, 2012

Here are my 10 Commandments for my daughter’s potential boyfriends. Commandment I. Thou shall understand that your presence doesn't make me happy. And know this: I've got a PI doing a background check on you at this moment.

Debra J. Saunders | July 01, 2012

Let's start with all the things San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi did wrong.

Bill Bunkley | July 01, 2012

It’s game on for Operation Repeal & Replace if America is to save herself from a disastrous British style healthcare system.

Ed Feulner | July 01, 2012

Conservatives, beware: You can have reams of information, piles of studies and folders of charts at your fingertips. And you can still lose the debate.

Rich Tucker | July 01, 2012

How would you like to tell a fifth grade girl who plays travel team soccer or a sixth grade “Girls on the Run” racer that the main reason she’s able to compete and win is because of a white man who’s been dead for decades?

Steve Chapman | July 01, 2012

From the sound of conservatives, Thursday was a day that will live in infamy. The Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare unleashed a storm of outrage from critics who made it sound like a combination of Pearl Harbor, the Great Depression and the Black Plague.

Kevin McCullough | July 01, 2012

I would caution my fellow conservatives on the frustration they may be enticed to express at Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. It is unwarranted, and it is unwise.

Kevin McCullough | July 01, 2012

I would caution my fellow conservatives on the frustration they may be enticed to express at Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. It is unwarranted, and it is unwise.

Jeff Carter | July 01, 2012

If people bothered to do their homework, they’d see Democrats are for huge government and run by unions. Unions aren’t friendly to innovative start ups.

Doug French | July 01, 2012

If not for these private game reserves, a number of species would be extinct. Because people like the four in our party are willing to pay to see the "Big Five" and so much more, the populations of a number of these animals are thriving.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 01, 2012

This is bad for the overall economy because it means a larger burden of government spending and it’s bad for poor people because it undermines their self reliance and self respect.

Bill Tatro | July 01, 2012

Walt Disney wanted us to visit Fantasyland periodically, but he certainly didn’t expect us to live there.

Peter Schiff | July 01, 2012

The Obama administration admits that because the law makes it illegal for insurance companies to discriminate based on pre-existing conditions it eliminates the incentive for healthy people to buy insurance. Any rational healthy person would simply forego expensive insurance until they were old enough or sick enough to actually need it.

Charles Payne | July 01, 2012

President Obama promised no taxes for the middle class but this is a gigantic tax. Moreover, when states decide not to play ball (red states will say no thanks and blue states are broke) and those "credits" pile up it will have a huge impact on the nation's debt

Marita Noon | July 01, 2012

Who among us would say: “government incentives should hurt public health…” or “We all deserve dirty air, dirty water and bad health?” The implication from the Left is that if you do not agree with their “American clean energy agenda,” you want “dirty air and water, and bad health.”

Mike Shedlock | July 01, 2012

In the real world, Japan has a debt-to GDP ratio of 225% and rising. Japan's export machine has stalled. So has Japanese manufacturing in general.

Mark Baisley | July 01, 2012

Most of the seven school board members were effectively chosen by the union in my county. This was very handy for them when it came to contract negotiations.

David Rothbard | July 01, 2012

With “dangerous manmade climate change” essentially gone as a public concern, the United Nations and its environmentalist coterie hoped to use the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference to restore momentum for their radical green agenda.

Phil Kerpen | July 01, 2012

Thursday morning's high drama was intense out front on the Supreme Court steps, where I had the honor of standing with my friends from the Tea Party Patriots. The nervous energy before the decision was palpable.

Paul Jacob | July 01, 2012

To get what they want, the purveyors of half-baked socialized medicine sacrifice not merely the Constitution, but logic and the meaning of meaning.