Sat, Nov 03, 2012

Ron Meyer | November 03, 2012

On Friday night, swing-voters across the nation saw a one-minute advertisement paid for by the Red Cross featuring President Barack Obama.

Hugh Hewitt | November 03, 2012

Michael Barone is America’s “one man decision desk,” with credibility on elections far beyond that of anyone else working the field in America today.

John C. Goodman | November 03, 2012

Another jobs report came out yesterday and, like so many others before it, the news was disappointing. Our economy is actually growing more slowly this year than it grew last year — somewhere in the 2% range.

John Ransom | November 03, 2012

What our founding documents say, if you read between the lines, is that by preserving the right of the idiots to be idiots, we guard the right of non-idiots to work at remaining so.

Lisa De Pasquale | November 03, 2012

Following Hurricane Sandy’s massive devastation across the northeast, many were quick to tie it to “climate change” (you know, what “global warming” and the “new ice age” used to be.). In a blog post on Tuesday, former Vice President Al Gore wrote “Hurricane Sandy is a disturbing sign of things to come. We must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. Dirty energy makes dirty weather.”

Kathryn Lopez | November 03, 2012

We usually assist in Africa and other impoverished areas around the world, just like Red Cross does, said Sgt. Angelo A. Sedacca of the NYPD, talking about his work with the Knights of Malta, a Catholic charitable organization in more 120 countries throughout the world.

Kyle Olson | November 03, 2012

There’s pandering for votes, and then there’s corruption. Craig Ford, the Democratic Minority Leader of the Alabama House of Representatives, has both down to perfection.

Marvin Folkertsma | November 03, 2012

With Halloween now in our rearview mirror, I find myself recalling when it used to be such a pleasant and harmless affair, with images of Peanuts characters dressed as witches or paper-bag shrouded scamps or hobgoblins (whatever they are) trudging from door to door, emitting the obligatory “Trick or Treat,” knowing that the tricks were non-existent and treats were plentiful, sometimes even nutritious? Can’t get scarier than that.

Brian Birdnow | November 03, 2012

It is all the fashion today for left-leaning politicians, journalists, academics and vapid celebrities to describe themselves and their leftwing proclivities as “Progressive”. In fact, anything associated with modern liberalism is now characterized as “Progressive”.

Rich Tucker | November 03, 2012

Hurricane Sandy was an invader, one that splashed ashore with as much destructive power as any foreign (or perhaps interstellar) invader could hope to bring to bear against our coasts. Thus, in the opinion of economist Paul Krugman, the storm should help boost the American economy.

Mark Calabria | November 03, 2012

As long as we allow the narrative to run that Lehman’s collapse caused the crisis, then “solutions” like Dodd-Frank will continue to dominate the debate, rather than recognizing a housing bubble drove the crisis.

Crystal Wright | November 03, 2012

What’s clear about the past four years is President Barack Obama hasn’t done anything to improve the US economy.

Steve Deace | November 03, 2012

How accurate are the polls? Is there one gold standard out there? Are they all biased and skewed tools of partisan media?

Political Calculations | November 03, 2012

Altogether, that brings President Obama's total jobs created for his presidency up to 1,197,000, about 76% below his claimed job creation figure of 5,000,000.

Jerry Bowyer | November 03, 2012

This week there has been a great deal of analysis about whether Hurricane Sandy would affect the election. That analysis was interesting enough, but what I’m more concerned about is what the hurricane will reveal about us.

Casey Mattox | November 03, 2012

President Obama apparently has chosen to stake his re-election on abortion, and particularly on Planned Parenthood.

Matt Batzel | November 03, 2012

This morning, Obama visited Green Bay and he has two more plans to visit Wisconsin before November 6. So that's 2 visits in 8 months, then 3 last minute visits in the campaigns' final 5 days. These are the signs of a President who senses he is on the ropes and must win Wisconsin in order to be re-elected.

Charles Payne | November 03, 2012

People who hate a physical war cheer a war on success and profits and upward mobility. Many are ready to dismantle the nation all out of a false notion of fairness.

Mike Shedlock | November 03, 2012

Today I learned of another company with 2,000+ part-time workers sending out a notice to part-time employees that their hours would be capped at 25. Thanks Obamacare!

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 03, 2012

The joblessness rate currently is more than 2-1/2 percentage points higher than Obama claimed it would be if we implemented his Keynesian plan.

Night Watch | November 03, 2012

Even were the Free Syrian Army, which operates in Syria as one of many fighting groups, to lose its funding and supplies, fighting would continue because the rebellion appears to have been hijacked by the jihadists.

Fri, Nov 02, 2012

Humberto Fontova | November 02, 2012

As we go to press polls show America’s largest swing state in a dead head between Romney and Obama. Florida has 29 electoral votes and the third largest “Hispanic” population in America. Normally this means a cakewalk for any Democrat.

Ken Blackwell | November 02, 2012

The nineteenth century French painting,Christian Martyrs’ Last Prayer--today hangs in the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore.

Diana West | November 02, 2012

As we arrive at Election Day, some of the most crucial questions left unanswered about Benghazi are, in fact, the simplest. They are not “fog of war” questions. They are not questions rendered unanswerable by “conflicting intelligence.” They are questions that probe clear actions taking place not on the roof of a safe house under mortar fire, but inside the fortress-like, orderly and well-lit White House.

Rich Galen | November 02, 2012

As we have discussed before, someone - and I tried to find the source of the quote, but couldn't - said that "four years ago Barack Obama was on a crusade; this year he's in a campaign."

Michael Brown | November 02, 2012

Before Barack Obama was elected as our 44th president, I issued a warning to my radio listeners: As much as I was eager to see a black man (and black family) in the White House, if he was the wrong man for the job, rather than bringing greater racial unity to America, he would bring greater racial strife.

Michelle Malkin | November 02, 2012

The official Obama 2012 campaign slogan is "Forward." The operational motto of the Obama administration is "Cheese." As in "say cheese." From hollow Greek columns to strategically released Situation Room candids, the Paparazzi President has put self-serving optics above all else.

Mark Davis | November 02, 2012

As Tuesday’s election ticks ever nearer, my fervent wish is a solid electoral college win for Mitt Romney. Not to get greedy, but I’d like it in the bag before the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

John Hawkins | November 02, 2012

In 2008, most knowledgeable observers on both sides of the aisle thought that Barack Obama was going to win the election against John McCain handily. In fact, out of the 15 big name pollsters, bloggers, and columnists who called the election beforehand with some specificity, 14 called it for Obama and 13 predicted he'd win in a walk with more than 300 electoral votes.

Brent Bozell | November 02, 2012

The PBS broadcast of the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize on Oct. 30 was a festival of tributes to Ellen DeGeneres -- which is fine, since she is quite talented comically. But it wasn't so much a tribute for the comedy as it was for her pioneering work promoting homosexuality.

Jonah Goldberg | November 02, 2012

If President Obama had the time for some introspection on the campaign trail, he might take offense at all the media speculation (and in many cases wishful thinking gussied up as speculation) that his response to Hurricane Sandy will give him the edge going into Election Day.

David Limbaugh | November 02, 2012

I want to give you an updated list of reasons I believe that Mitt Romney will win the election Tuesday. So much information, so much confusion, so much uncertainty. But I don't think it's so complex as it seems.

John Ransom | November 02, 2012

Not only does Mitt HATE the middle class, says a paraphrase of the president and his automated surrogates, but he has ALSO interfered with a woman’s right to choose only Barack Obama on their presidential ballot (insert War on Women rhetoric here- see Wasserman, Schultz, Debbie).

Mona Charen | November 02, 2012

Barack Obama isn't the first candidate to go ugly in search of votes -- but he may well be the first whose reputation for high-mindedness seems not to have been the least bit dented by his bottom feeding.

Tim Phillips | November 02, 2012

Four years ago Barack Obama was elected President with 53% of the vote -- a monumental achievement. He was swept into office with 364 electoral votes, compared to John McCain’s lackluster 162 electoral votes. With 60 votes in the Senate and a lock-step Democrat majority behind then Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the new President had complete party control of Congress. His approval rating by early spring peaked above 70%.

Oliver North | November 02, 2012

When Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston and Roger Sherman sat down to draft the Declaration of Independence, they began with a "Bill of Particulars" against King George III. They accused the monarch of "repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States." Now, 236 years later, "We the People" are about to decide whom we should hire as our chief executive and commander in chief. It's an appropriate time to review the grievances of our Founding Fathers -- and examine the offenses committed by our present head of state.

Pat Buchanan | November 02, 2012

On June 6 of this year, a bomb planted at the U.S. compound in Benghazi ripped a 12-foot-wide hole in the outer wall.

Suzanne Fields | November 02, 2012

More than a century and a half ago, when early suffragettes fought to win the vote, they campaigned for equality as a source of independence and dignity, a means for a woman to stand equally with a man. The vote would uphold a woman's capacity to be fully human under the law, and from the law the culture would change. The early feminists assumed a moral superiority over men, which is why so many were active in the temperance movement.

Linda Chavez | November 02, 2012

A few weeks ago, I wouldn't have made this prediction, but with only days to go before the election, I'm confident Mitt Romney will be the next president of the United States. My conviction has as much to do with my faith in the American people as it does my belief in Gov. Romney.

Donald Lambro | November 02, 2012

If you boil down President Obama's fatally foolish scheme to fix the economic mess he's put us in, it comes down to raising taxes on everybody.

Kyle Olson | November 02, 2012

Among the many education-related ballot proposals this election is Amendment 1 in Georgia. The proposed constitutional amendment would reauthorize an independent board to approve charter schools. Currently, school districts are able to regulate charters, thereby limiting their competition.

Ed Feulner | November 02, 2012

Politics, they say, is the art of compromise. You give something to get something. Everyone ends up with half a loaf. You may not get everything you want, but everyone comes out ahead.

Cliff May | November 02, 2012

The US has unique responsibilities. Is that so hard to understand?

Charles Payne | November 02, 2012

Stocks in general are still cheap, but not if the economy continues to only skim along or slips into another recession.

Stewart Scott | November 02, 2012

When law enforcement officers arrest someone, they conduct a thorough search of the suspect and his or her immediate possessions. This is referred to as a "search incident to arrest," and items discovered during this search are considered admissible as evidence in U.S. courts.

Fritz Pfister | November 02, 2012

Using the excuse that the Benghazi attack is under investigation to buy time to get past the election represents a cover up of grave magnitude.

Mike Shedlock | November 02, 2012

Clearly there is a "winner-take-all" concept in the markets, but it should be equally clear that winner-take-all is not primarily based on technical skills.

Political Calculations | November 02, 2012

Under which President do you suppose the U.S. economy performed the best for each indicated period of time?

Night Watch | November 02, 2012

If Asad and the Alawites fall, all of the Arab monarchies will be next, from Morocco to Bahrain.

Douglas MacKinnon | November 02, 2012

The quality of life often comes down to one moment, one opportunity, one roll of the dice or one decision to draw a line in the sand and scream "No more."

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 02, 2012

The IMF has a new study about the relationship between economic growth and different types of taxes.

Bill Tatro | November 02, 2012

The winner has already crossed the finish line; he’s just waiting for his name to flashed on the tote board.

Dave Ramsey | November 02, 2012

If this guy can turn the page from a full-time job to something he was doing on the side, and make $6,000 in a month, there’s definitely potential there.

Phil Kerpen | November 02, 2012

The economy is limping along at an official 2 percent growth rate - and even that is overstated because it includes a 9.6 percent increase in deficit-financed government spending. We're already in the recession red zone, and the largest tax hike in American history looms January 1 if Congress fails to reach an agreement to cancel it. In this contest, the presidential election boils down to a remarkably simple choice: recession or real recovery.

Thu, Nov 01, 2012

Matt Towery | November 01, 2012

Sometime after Tuesday's election, we will learn who won the presidency for the next four years and just what led to the result. But in the meantime, here are some general issues related to the 2012 presidential cycle that deserve consideration.

Frank Gaffney | November 01, 2012

Barack Obama faces not one but two perfect storms. He may actually be grateful for the meteorological one if it predictably helps obscure the political one at least for the next week.

Ken Blackwell | November 01, 2012

We have just observed the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. In that two-week nuclear standoff with the Soviet Union, President Kennedy showed a steely resolve. He was determined not to permit the USSR to move Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles within ninety miles of our shores. This would derange the whole balance of the East-West conflict, Kennedy believed. What Winston Churchill called “a balance of terror” depended on the forces of freedom not giving in under threat of violence and intimidation from the Kremlin and its Communist cats’ paws throughout the world.

Hugh Hewitt | November 01, 2012

You want good news about the election? Start with Rove. You want to scare yourself even though Halloween is over? Read Sons of Cincinnatus. Nate Silver predicts that there is a 87.342% chance you will read both because people following this election read everything.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | November 01, 2012

No doubt there are thousands, possibly even millions of people like me who are glad that the election season is (more than likely, barring recounts) coming to an end.

Victor Davis Hanson | November 01, 2012

In 2008, Barack "No Drama" Obama was the coolest presidential candidate America had ever seen -- young, hip, Ivy League, mellifluous and black, with a melodic and exotic name. Rock stars vied to perform at his massive rallies, where Obama often began his hope-and-change sermons by reminding the teary-eyed audience what to do in case of mass fainting.

Michael Barone | November 01, 2012

As the East Coast recoils from Hurricane Sandy, the political news is of new states suddenly inundated with presidential campaign ads. First Wisconsin, then Pennsylvania, more recently Minnesota. Ann Romney is campaigning in Michigan; Bill Clinton in Minnesota. All these are states Barack Obama carried by 10 points or more in 2008. Why is the electoral map scrambled this year?

Larry Elder | November 01, 2012

What do I tell my black child if Barack Obama, America's first black president, loses his bid for re-election? This is a question many parents are asking themselves -- especially those who would blame the loss on racism.

John Ransom | November 01, 2012

The list of solutions under Obama grows from the improbable to the impractical. Healthcare, auto bailout, Cap and Trade, Dodd-Frank, voter IDs and immigration reform. Obama’s priorities often fashion upon fantasies rather than facts.

John Ransom | November 01, 2012

Secretary Van Jones anyone? Someone has to coordinate the upward revisions of the already ridiculous jobs, GDP and voter registration numbers. Someone has to wear the presidential knee pads when the economy won't cooperate.

Michael Reagan | November 01, 2012

This is the story of two very different American presidents and how they each answered their emergency Libyan phone calls.

Cal Thomas | November 01, 2012

This election will tell us what kind of America we believe in. Is it the one our Founders bequeathed to their posterity of limited government, or is it the one re-made in the image of liberal paternalistic government?

Debra J. Saunders | November 01, 2012

NARAL Pro-Choice America is targeting what it calls "Obama defectors": female voters who supported Barack Obama in 2008 but now are considering voting for Mitt Romney.

Paul Greenberg | November 01, 2012

The policies Mitt Romney advocates might be quite new after four years of this administration, but his language is a golden oldie. By now, the retro phrases that punctuate his vocabulary have acquired a name of their own: Mittisms.

Steve Chapman | November 01, 2012

A national political campaign can be a good vehicle for educating the citizenry about vital issues -- whether fiscal balance requires tax increases, say, or the pros and cons of health care reform. By Election Day, Americans who have been paying attention will know more about such matters than they did when the race began.

Kyle Olson | November 01, 2012

The fact that only 11 people showed “for a discussion of the 2012 Chicago Teachers Union strike and what it means for Michigan unions,” could be signal that there may be underwhelming support for the unions’ Proposal 2 on Michigan’s statewide ballot.

Peter Ferrara | November 01, 2012

Enough facts are in the public record about the Benghazi murders of Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 others, including two Marines, that a final judgment can be rendered on President Obama's handling of the affair. Obama's actions, or inactions, amounted to dereliction of duty, and worse.

Emmett Tyrrell | November 01, 2012

Reviewing the last few months of this tumultuous presidential campaign, I see the debates as having a wondrous salience. The first was the most momentous since Nixon vs. Kennedy, though that 1960 confrontation was mostly a matter of cosmetics. Listening to it on radio, many in the audience came away thinking that the participant with the five-o'clock shadow had won. That would have been Richard Nixon.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 01, 2012

To the extent there’s unanimity, Libertarians agree that Roe v. Wade was a nonsensical decision and that the issue should be decided by state legislatures.

Political Calculations | November 01, 2012

With the tab for rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy already being estimated to be more than $20 billion, that's a lot of money that might have been better spent to avoid damage in other places.

Night Watch | November 01, 2012

The US is not engaged in combat in Iraq, but it is still spending $4 billion a month in Iraq, which is about what the US was spending when it had combat forces there.

Mike Shedlock | November 01, 2012

September private business sector increased by 162,000 but now we see September was revised down to 76,400 from 80,000 (not 162,000 as actually reported).

Bob Goldman | November 01, 2012

If you're like most people doing most jobs, your work is more life sentence than life's work. But Amber Rae isn't like most people. She believes that your job can also be your destiny.

Charles Payne | November 01, 2012

Four years ago I voted to repay a debt; this time around I’m voting to remove debt.

Marita Noon | November 01, 2012

We know that the Obama Administration operates from a “culture of corruption,” now we see that there is also a culture of deception within the White House walls.

George Friedman | November 01, 2012

Since 1820, the last year an uncontested election was held, most presidential elections have been extremely close. Lyndon B. Johnson received the largest percentage of votes any president has ever had in 1964, taking 61.5 percent of the vote.

Chris Poindexter | November 01, 2012

Go back in history and try to find an example of script currency that has survived a span of centuries. History alone, without any assistive natural disaster, points out that script currency does not survive the test of time.

Wed, Oct 31, 2012

Ann Coulter | October 31, 2012

The single most important issue in this election is ending the national nightmare of Obamacare.

Terry Jeffrey | October 31, 2012

President Barack Obama's schedule for Sept. 11, 2012 -- the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks -- was designed to present a man with deep empathy for terror victims.

Maggie Gallagher | October 31, 2012

The latest polls in the conventional swing states show a close race, with neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama clearly ahead. Yet they also show a surprising number of formerly solid blue states now within Romney's reach.

Susan Stamper Brown | October 31, 2012

During times of crisis Americans rightfully expect their president to be many things, including an Empathizer-in-Chief.

Rich Galen | October 31, 2012

For those of us of a certain age, the name "Sandy" has been connected with a comic strip character named "Little Orphan Annie." Annie, a plucky little girl who never aged much because she had been born on February 29, had a dog. The dog's name was "Sandy."

Bob Barr | October 31, 2012

As we enter the final days of the 2012 campaign, cries from both sides are echoing over the airwaves that the country will not survive a victory by the other side’s candidate. Some Republican die-hards worry that the United States of America will cease to exist as we know it if Barack Obama is reelected. For their part, many dyed-in-the-wool Democrats are wringing their hands over the possible election of Mitt Romney, an event which in their view will destroy the America they prefer.

Marybeth Hicks | October 31, 2012

About the new video from a group that calls itself the Future Children Project, which promotes its pro-Obama message in a song performed by a children’s choir: You people must be joking.

Michelle Malkin | October 31, 2012

In June, a diffident and self-deluded President Obama claimed that "the private sector is doing fine." Last week, the private sector responded: Speak for yourself, buster.

John Stossel | October 31, 2012

Mitt Romney tells people he won't fire federal workers or cut education spending. He says he'll spend more on the military. He sounds like a big-government guy. Or is he just pandering for votes?

Walter E. Williams | October 31, 2012

The Washington Post (10/25/2012), in giving President Barack Obama an endorsement for another four years, wrote, "Much of the 2012 presidential campaign has dwelt on the past, but the key questions are who could better lead the country during the next four years -- and, most urgently, who is likelier to put the government on a more sound financial footing." The suggestion appears to be that a president is not to be held accountable to his promises and past record and that his past record is no indication of his future behavior.

Brent Bozell | October 31, 2012

NBC's David Gregory isn't always a news reporter. As we're seeing with increasing frequency on that network, he's squashing stories. Call him an unreporter.

Jonah Goldberg | October 31, 2012

If you want to understand why conservatives have lost faith in the so-called mainstream media, you need to ponder the question: Where is the Benghazi feeding frenzy?

Mike Adams | October 31, 2012

Two Fridays ago, I was busy preparing for a campus debate and finishing the final edits on my next book. It was a busy day and I simply did not have time to deal with a totalitarian college administrator posing as a genuine liberal. But these people never rest.

John Ransom | October 31, 2012

A benign government of technocrats and academics can engineer near perfect justice at the trivial cost in liberty and money to us. Yes; maybe they just are that dumb to think it could work.

Michael Medved | October 31, 2012

Shared Priorities Overcome Religious Differences

Ben Shapiro | October 31, 2012

It has become an accepted truism in American politics that both Democrats and Republicans want the same things: a prosperous America, a strong America, an America true to principles of freedom and liberty.

Donald Lambro | October 31, 2012

The bleak truth about the comatose Obama economy is not just that it's barely breathing, but that it's still not far from another recession.

Jacob Sullum | October 31, 2012

During the final presidential debate, the moderator asked Mitt Romney about President Obama's policy of killing suspected terrorists, including U.S. citizens, with missiles fired from unmanned aircraft. "I believe we should use any and all means necessary to take out people who pose a threat to us and our friends around the world," Romney replied. "I support that entirely."

Alan Sears | October 31, 2012

Sometimes, I wonder if Halloween is supplanting the Fourth of July as our national holiday.

Kyle Olson | October 31, 2012

Is it ever enough? That’s what citizens should be asking in Newark, where the teachers are claiming they are subject to “indentured servitude” for being forced to consider an “inhumane” collective bargaining agreement that many consider very union friendly.

Night Watch | October 31, 2012

Those inferences signify that the alert is at least a precaution against a surprise attack during the Allied exercise. It still also might be related to leadership stability issues. It does not suggest a provocation against South Korea is in the works.

Bill Tatro | October 31, 2012

Money, trade, land, and honor were all mentioned, but nobody really thought the assassination of a minor member of royalty could get things started. Yes, everything was primed and ready, it only took a “straw.”

Marvin Olasky | October 31, 2012

A good restaurant, Corner Kitchen, sits one block from the WORLD offices in Asheville, N.C. Barack Obama ate dinner there in April 2010, and the eatery owner reported the event on a website page he headlined, “A Night to Remember” (with apologies to Walter Lord).

Ken Connor | October 31, 2012

President Obama has said many times that this election represents a choice between two very different visions for America. The President is absolutely correct. This election promises to be the most consequential in modern times. How you assess this choice, however, will be very different depending on whose candidate's vision you share.

Dave Ramsey | October 31, 2012

You know, one of the things I’ve noticed over the years is when wealthy people assess a financial opportunity, they almost always think in five-, 10- and 20-year blocks of time.

Celia Bigelow | October 31, 2012

The S.S. Barack Obama is slowly submerging. A Pew Research poll released on Monday showed the President’s support is waning in key demographics from his 2008 election--including the youth vote--despite his best efforts. Though he handily won over the MTV generation in 2008 by a 33 point margin over Senator McCain, it appears that a handful of young people are thinking twice this time around.

Political Calculations | October 31, 2012

The average price at the pump fell 22 cents in Ohio and 16 cents in Wisconsin in the past week. Those are two key battleground states in the presidential election, with 18 and 10 electoral votes, respectively.

Robert Knight | October 31, 2012

id you know that the United Nations, whose blue-helmeted troops have been charged with everything from rape to theft in Third World countries, is going to have an affiliated organization help us run our elections?

Daniel J. Mitchell | October 31, 2012

Little did I realize that biceps may be a determinant of political philosophy. To be sure, some on the left have long said that conservatives are primitive and reactionary brutes, sort of modern-day neanderthals.

Ralph Benko | October 31, 2012

Next week America will decide whether to gamble on the economic prosperity prescription being offered by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, or on the social equity model presented by the incumbent president Barack Obama.

Chris Poindexter | October 31, 2012

When the currency system does finally hit a crisis point, that crisis is going to be triggered by some freak accident or natural disaster.

Matthew Sharp | October 31, 2012

In a new low by those suffering from the belief that all things religious are like asbestos in the ceiling tiles of society, a senior living complex has denied an elderly widow the freedom to pray and talk about her faith in a common area. Why? Because the complex accepts U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds.

Mike Shedlock | October 31, 2012

The economic losses from Sandy will far exceed the physical damages. Ridership losses on the NY subway alone will be catastrophic.

David Sterman | October 31, 2012

Even though emerging markets continue to grow at a faster pace than in the United States, this trend hasn't paid off for investors recently.

Austin Bay | October 31, 2012

The relentless drip, drip, drip dominating the final days of the presidential campaign isn't a rainsquall spawned by Hurricane Sandy, it's the slow release of disturbing information about the al-Qaida-inspired 9-11-2012 terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Tue, Oct 30, 2012

Paul Greenberg | October 30, 2012

In 1968, it was called the credibility gap. Lyndon Johnson was no longer able to make it seem we were winning the war in Vietnam. Not that he hadn't tried.

Chuck Norris | October 30, 2012

The definition of spin is to apply a slant or particular emphasis to information, as to persuade or deceive. President Barack Obama really has been pounding the pulpit the past few days, with the election right around the corner, with the help of his speechwriters. He sounds a lot like the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Rachel Marsden | October 30, 2012

Regardless of who wins the U.S. presidential election next week, one thing seems certain: Americans are about to learn the same hard lessons recently visited upon the French and the British. That is, whoever ends up being elected head of any given political system will be required to work within the confines of current global economic forces.

Matthew Bowman | October 30, 2012

The fact that Tyndale House Publishers, based in Carol Stream, has needed to take a stand in court against ObamaCare’s abortion pill mandate should itself shock most Americans. The publisher simply believes that devout Christians in America are exercising religion when they publish the Bible and give the proceeds to religious charity. But even this idea is now disputed.

Thomas Sowell | October 30, 2012

Confidence men know that their victim -- "the mark" as he has been called -- is eventually going to realize that he has been cheated. But it makes a big difference whether he realizes it immediately, and goes to the police, or realizes it after the confidence man is long gone.

John Hawkins | October 30, 2012

Barack Obama said he would have by now put forward a plan to reform Medicare and Social Security, because he pointed out they're on the road to bankruptcy.

David Limbaugh | October 30, 2012

Two recent ads illustrate the great cultural divide in this nation and which parties and presidential candidates represent these competing worldviews.

Mona Charen | October 30, 2012

The first statements from the Obama administration about what happened in Benghazi seemed plausible. There were, after all, protests throughout the Muslim world on the anniversary of 9/11 -- some incited by Islamists using an obscure video to arouse anti-American fervor in the mobs, and some, no doubt, just pelting U.S. embassies on general principles. When the administration explained that one of those protests had spun out of control and led to the murder of our ambassador and three other Americans in Libya, there seemed no reason to doubt it.

John Ransom | October 30, 2012

As a healthy alternative to providing actual money to families during the recession, Obama created the bumper sticker war that liberals call: The Republican War on Women (R-WoW).

Cal Thomas | October 30, 2012

On MSNBC's Ed Schultz program Friday night, the former chief of staff for Colin Powell, retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, said, of the Republican Party, "My party is full of racists ... and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander in chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin ... that's despicable."

Dennis Prager | October 30, 2012

Next week voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington will vote on whether to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. Given that there are good people on both sides of this issue, how are we to explain their opposing views?

Pat Buchanan | October 30, 2012

As we are daily instructed, it is our "diversity" -- our citizens can trace their ancestors to every member state of the United Nations -- that "is our strength."

Debra J. Saunders | October 30, 2012

Is there a mainstream media cover-up of an Obama administration cover-up in the wake of the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya, which left four Americans dead?

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | October 30, 2012

After much deliberation, I have decided to vote for Mitt Romney. My reasoning is based upon both economics and moral principles. I am thankful for the ground-breaking achievement our nation experienced by electing our first black president. Collectively, we are a creating a post racial America. If we are serious about delivering our nation from her original sin of “racism,” we will have to hold President Obama accountable for his abandonment of foundational moral values and his failed economic policies. We cannot accept his blame-game excuses as the reason for our increasing national woes.

Michael Brown | October 30, 2012

According to the latest polls, only one percent of voters will cast their ballot for a third party candidate, which means that all the talk of a protest vote against the two main parties will amount to little or nothing. Yet there is already a viable third party in America. It simply needs to awaken to its calling.

Bill Murchison | October 30, 2012

It might not come amiss to look on the bright side of the relationship between humans and nature.

Kyle Olson | October 30, 2012

Defending the educational status quo has become a lucrative business for Diane Ravitch. For one speech alone, she received an $8,869 honorarium from the Michigan Education Association, according to union financial documents.

Carrie Lukas | October 30, 2012

With Halloween this week, one might assume that orange and black are the hands-down winners for favorite marketing décor. Yet pumpkins and witches hats have a formidable challenger in the pink ribbons signifying breast cancer awareness month, which currently adorn everything from grocery shelves to athletes’ uniforms.

Charles Payne | October 30, 2012

For me, this kind of stuff underscores why local governments should be allowed to handle commerce, education, and emergencies.

Armstrong Williams | October 30, 2012

On January 1, 2013, the largest tax increase in American history is scheduled to occur. It includes increased income taxes, estate taxes, Obamacare taxes, Medicare taxes and social security taxes. In addition, $1.2 trillion of Federal government spending cuts are mandated over ten years. That means $120 billion in spending cuts are scheduled for 2013. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, if the US does not repeal these taxes and spending cuts, the country will fall off the"fiscal cliff." Falling off the fiscal cliff will result in a recession starting in 2013 with unemployment in the 9.1% range and as much as 2.9% contraction of economic growth in the first half of 2013.

Bob Beauprez | October 30, 2012

Within just the last week, at least two more plots to attack U.S. Embassies in Islamic countries have been uncovered. Thankfully, local intelligence interrupted these two attacks before they happened.

Chris Poindexter | October 30, 2012

European stock markets hit the skids again today, losing almost another full point to start the week. The dismal performance of European equities sent the euro lower against the dollar, which put downward pressure on commodities pretty much across the board.

Mike Shedlock | October 30, 2012

The Weather Channel reports peak tide levels may top those from both Hurricane Irene by 2 feet and the the previous record from the Dec. 1992 Nor'easter and Hurricane Donna in 1960.

Daniel J. Mitchell | October 30, 2012

Honest leftists are beginning to admit that their real target is the middle class. Here are a few examples.

Political Calculations | October 30, 2012

Instead, stock price volatility, as measured by the VIX, hit a low in August, and has been fairly steady at low levels for the last several months, as the S&P 500's stock prices rose from August to September, where they have been fairly steady since.

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Byron York | October 29, 2012

There's an odd imbalance that few have noticed in this presidential campaign. In the midst of a continuing economic downturn, one candidate talks regularly about poverty, and the other doesn't. The one who does is the Republican, Mitt Romney.

Ken Blackwell | October 29, 2012

You must ask yourself this: Why would Bill Clinton want Barack Obama to be re-elected? In 2008, candidate Obama consigned the Clinton Presidency to oblivion when he said it was not like the presidency of Ronald Reagan.

Janet M. LaRue | October 29, 2012

Why does it take an investigation for President Obama to tell the American people what he knew and what he did or didn’t do in response to calls for help from Americans under enemy fire in Benghazi? It doesn’t. He’s the gate keeper of his own mind.

John Andrews | October 29, 2012

I'm reminding all my friends here in Denver not to believe their vote is worthless. Our swing state’s nine electoral votes could hand the presidency to Romney or Obama -- and the Colorado outcome in 2012 could turn on a few hundred ballots, much like the Florida outcome in 2000.

Rachel Alexander | October 29, 2012

This coming presidential election will determine whether the U.S. ends up in another Great Depression or pulls out of the economic slump. There are numerous signs indicating that the country is headed for economic Armageddon under Obama. Some analysts are predicting the crash could come as soon as next year. Obama is following the failed policies of President Herbert Hoover which led to the Great Depression.

Rich Galen | October 29, 2012

I've been here for two days preparing for, and actually observing, the Ukrainian parliamentary elections. I was part of the International Observer Mission in that effort.

Jeff Jacoby | October 29, 2012

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times: It's your civic duty to vote. Between now and Election Day – unless you're planning an extended session in a sensory-deprivation tank – you'll no doubt hear it again. And again.

Michael Barone | October 29, 2012

When reading one of the endless stories about a just-released poll Thursday night, a pair of numbers struck my eye: 60 and 37.

Mike Adams | October 29, 2012

All week long, people have been sending me emails expressing their outrage at UNC Chapel Hill's decision to remove the word "freshman" from all university documents in order to be gender inclusive. But why are they surprised? And why are they writing to me to express their outrage?

Star Parker | October 29, 2012

In the midst of the third presidential debate in Florida, which was supposedly about foreign policy, President Obama interjected a few words about American education.

John Ransom | October 29, 2012

If you had a playbook to deepen our fiscal crisis and keep our economy on artificial respiration, the Times editorial in support of Barack Obama would read as the narrative description.

Katie Kieffer | October 29, 2012

Pop star Lady Gaga and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano both attract ‘little monsters.’ But whereas Lady Gaga attracts innocuous albeit freakishly dressed teenagers, Lady Napolitano literally attracts ‘little monsters’—violent cárteles del narcotráfico

Lisa De Pasquale | October 29, 2012

As the saying goes, by their enemies you shall know him. A Daily Kos blogger calls this week’s interviewee “a lying hack.” Media Matters called his work “sad, self-serving.”

Bruce Bialosky | October 29, 2012

When I moved from Shaker Heights (Cleveland), Ohio, at 15 years of age, little did I know that I would be excluded from the world of presidential politics as a grownup by being a Californian. In 2012, I have returned to Ohio for the last two weeks of the campaign -- and what a difference 2,000 miles makes. There is actually an election going on here.

Matt Barber | October 29, 2012

Warning: The following contains disturbing information of a sexual nature.

Dan Holler | October 29, 2012

If Mitt Romney loses to Barack Obama next Tuesday, the Republican Party will experience a violent wave of self-recrimination. The Republican Establishment, unable to fathom losing to such a damaged and rudderless president, will no doubt place blame squarely on conservatives – you know, those tea party extremists who swept Republicans into power in 2010.

Kyle Olson | October 29, 2012

A new report by the Friedman Foundation shows hiring of administrative and support staff in government schools has grown seven times faster than student enrollment over the last several decades.

Mike Shedlock | October 29, 2012

Boomerang kids with no jobs returning home has an even greater impact on housing demand

Chris Edwards | October 29, 2012

It is entrepreneurs who create growth, and they are often best covered in the obituary section of the paper.

Shawn Mitchell | October 29, 2012

In all our history, recoveries follow crashes. Usually, the deeper the dip, the steeper the climb back out. The only crisis with a recovery worse than Obama’s is the one that led to policies even more collectively transformative than his.

Tad DeHaven | October 29, 2012

The GOP’s adoption of their tactics is evidence in support of the view that the parties merely represent two sides of the same coin.

Chris Poindexter | October 29, 2012

A strengthening economy prompts investors to shift money from defensive assets, like gold and silver, to higher risk investments like equities.

Michael F. Cannon | October 29, 2012

On August 20, the committee sent IRS commissioner Shulman a letter requesting “all legal analysis, internal or external, conducted by the IRS which authorizes IRS to grant premium-assistance tax credits in federal Exchanges,” and “all documents and communications between IRS employees and employees of the White House Executive Office of the President or any other federal agency or department referring or relating to the proposed IRS rule or final IRS rule.”

Daniel J. Mitchell | October 29, 2012

It’s examples of government thuggery like this that make me a libertarian. You should be one as well. If you need more convincing, check out these horror stories of statist abuse.

Political Calculations | October 29, 2012

That looming tax hike for dividends represents a huge incentive for shareholders to push the companies whose stock they own to increase the amount of cash dividends they pay out this year.

Sun, Oct 28, 2012

Paul Jacob | October 28, 2012

Beware the fiscal cliff! But hey: WHICH fiscal cliff? (There's another one directly up ahead.)

Derek Hunter | October 28, 2012

When President Obama started talking about “shovel-ready jobs,” who knew he was talking about the shovels needed to dig a hole deep enough to lower the bar to a level his campaign could clear. As if his campaign of “Romnesia,” Big Bird and “binders” wasn’t desperate enough, the stench of desperation was turned up to 11 yesterday.

John Ransom | October 28, 2012

There is no law telling Obama that he has to pay women less than men. So why does he do it?

Austin Hill | October 28, 2012

“…What the hell is he doing asking for another four years?”

Doug Giles | October 28, 2012

You know what’s funny? In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Obama called Mitt Romney a “bullsh*tter” … that’s what’s funny.

Debra J. Saunders | October 28, 2012

President Barack Obama is charismatic and inspiring, but he won office too early in his career, and he is a victim of his own success. Sweeping into office with majorities in the Senate and House, Obama quickly passed a Democrats-only stimulus package that didn't deliver as promised.

Kyle Olson | October 28, 2012

Some people believe God is above the minutia of day-to-day American political battles, especially those involving power and money.

Daniel J. Mitchell | October 28, 2012

I don’t believe in respecting politicians because they don’t respect us. They either treat us like fatted calves to be slaughtered with class warfare taxation or as wards of the state that should be permanently trapped in lives of dependency.

Night Watch | October 28, 2012

This is a critical warning indicator, either of a North Korean provocation or of precautions against a surprise attack by the Allies. In either case it is a high cost action that signifies the North judges it is in a crisis, real or contrived.

Chris Poindexter | October 28, 2012

Gold and silver stackers can take some comfort that equity markets are getting it a lot worse; European and Asian markets were a sea of red ink today.

Fritz Pfister | October 28, 2012

Dodd Frank has caused lenders to deny many credit worthy buyers loans already. This new rule will exacerbate the situation.

Mike Shedlock | October 28, 2012

There is no reason for businesses to expand, especially if Germany and France have hit the skids. And both countries have hit the skids

Mark Baisley | October 28, 2012

Nathan Hale, he would have cried, If he knew about his squandered life.

Larry Kudlow | October 28, 2012

Cooperman made a surprising statement that presumably reflected a shift in his outlook. He told Larry, “I think the stock market presently is fairly valued. I believe the profit cycle is peaking.”

Marita Noon | October 28, 2012

Don’t let the threat of killing Big Bird obscure the bigger issue of murdering real birds, of hundreds of thousands—if not millions—of dollars per job, of mandates that are raising energy costs, and of obscene subsidies for an energy source that couldn’t make it in the free market.