Sat, Dec 15, 2012

John C. Goodman | December 15, 2012

Michigan has now become the 24th state to give workers the right to work without having to join a union. The event provoked more than vigorous debate. State police had to be on duty to guarantee the safety and the ability of Michigan legislators to actually go vote on the measure.

John Ransom | December 15, 2012

We understand that conscience is God’s domain and man’s too, but not the domain of nature. Nature, like government, is not something we are vain enough to think we control or in which we live in harmony.

Rachel Alexander | December 15, 2012

It should come as no surprise that the rate of mass shootings at schools and in other public places is increasing.

Kathryn Lopez | December 15, 2012

"Where people are, the Word of God must be," a priest from Washington state, in the holy city for a conference on the Church in America, told an Italian media outlet. The simple explanation did make clear why one of the most learned, reserved, holy men on the planet was dipping his toes into Twitter.

Paul Driessen | December 15, 2012

Big Wind's Production Tax Credit promotes the killing of up to 39 million birds and bats a year

Brian Birdnow | December 15, 2012

Many on the political Left were shocked by the fierce reaction of conservatives, traditionalists, and the non-political, but sensible Americans to the gradual expunging of Christmas from the public domain.

Bill Tatro | December 15, 2012

No one in their right mind truly believes the U.S. stock markets would be where they are today without the cash infusions of the Federal Reserve.

Chris Poindexter | December 15, 2012

Commodities other than gold and silver were enjoying weakly positive trading with crude oil, platinum, palladium and copper all trading higher as the euro gained on the dollar in currency markets.

Steve Deace | December 15, 2012

I love the state of Michigan. I grew up there. I may live in Iowa, but my mancave is adorned in maize-and-blue. I still allow the Detroit Lions to rip my still-beating heart of out of my chest and show it to me 16 Sundays per year. I use Detroit Red Wings championship banners for curtains. I can still recite the entire everyday lineup – in order – of the 1984 World Series champion Detroit Tigers.

Nathan Slaughter | December 15, 2012

If lemonade sales are booming, then I want to know who's supplying the lemons.

Jerry Bowyer | December 15, 2012

Supply-siders like me have often downplayed the importance of deficits, arguing as George Gilder and Jack Kemp argued in the 1980s that we can ‘grow our way out of it’. But we can only grow our way out of it if we actually grow.

David Sterman | December 15, 2012

When the market starts to wobble, many investors act predictably. They sell stocks of smaller companies while holding on to their blue chip, large-cap stocks in a move known as a "flight to quality."

Night Watch | December 15, 2012

It is likely that the Russian statement was coordinated with the senior members of the Asad government, but it still is likely to undermine the morale of the remaining government forces.

Bob Beauprez | December 15, 2012

It seems the left – the same people with those "Tolerance" and "Diversity" bumper stickers on their Subaru – are the first ones to cross the line of civility.

Fri, Dec 14, 2012

Oliver North | December 14, 2012

Until I joined the Fourth Estate, it was my experience that most soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines usually eschewed contact with members of the media. Regard for the potentates of the press used to be about equal to that of chiggers, ticks, scorpions and fire ants. When I was on active duty, I had an aerosol can of bug spray hand-labeled: "Reporter Repellant." And if a military person had to co-habit space with any of these assorted insects, the last thing anyone wanted to do was to discuss politics. Things have changed.

Rich Galen | December 14, 2012

Ambassador Rice was sent out - hung out to dry - by President Obama in the aftermath of the Benghazi attacks when she said on a passel of Sunday shows that the attacks were the result of spontaneous demonstrations against the film that allegedly made fun of the Prophet Mohammed, which then escalated into a full-scale assault leading to the death of four Americans including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.

John Hawkins | December 14, 2012

Greek mythology, with its tales of Zeus, Apollo and Hera doesn't have a thing on the mythology that liberals have created around themselves. There's Bubba, the President who can feel your pain, BO the leader who has the ability to never be blamed for anything and, of course, the wronged woman Fluke who the gods granted free birth control for the rest of her life for not being allowed to speak to a committee...or something.

Michelle Malkin | December 14, 2012

Here's more evidence that government "cures" are inevitably worse than the "diseases" they seek to wipe out. Buried in the trillion-dollar stimulus law of 2009 was an electronic medical records "incentive" program.

Mark Davis | December 14, 2012

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to tackle two gay marriage issues, those of us looking for some sweeping overall conclusions on the issue should temper our expectations.

Brent Bozell | December 14, 2012

When TNT was preparing its annual special "Christmas in Washington" with the president of the United States, you'd think the last star musician they would consider to join the official caroling would be Psy, the South Korean rapper.

Jonah Goldberg | December 14, 2012

To understand why Republicans have a "branding problem," you first need to understand how the system is rigged against conservatives.

David Limbaugh | December 14, 2012

At this stage of the fiscal cliff pseudo negotiations, do the American people have any idea what the Republicans stand for other than to protect the wealthy and cut Medicare and Social Security to harm the sick and aged?

Mona Charen | December 14, 2012

Chivalry is back in the news.

John Ransom | December 14, 2012

In the up-is-down, black-is-white and right-is-wrong world of unions, progressives and mental patients, a competitive environment must be avoided at all costs. That's way too much pressure.

Pat Buchanan | December 14, 2012

In 1958, Senate Minority Leader William Knowland, his eye on the 1960 GOP nomination coveted by fellow Californian Richard Nixon, went home and declared for governor.

Suzanne Fields | December 14, 2012

The prospect of hanging, as Samuel Johnson observed, "concentrates the mind wonderfully." We're counting on that kind of concentration to keep us from falling off the infamous fiscal cliff, which doesn't sound like fun.

Diana West | December 14, 2012

Some thoughts about Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's pretrial hearing, which concluded this week.

Linda Chavez | December 14, 2012

While Washington pols pose and posture on whether to raise taxes next year, American businesses are busy taking action to avoid the hit their shareholders are likely to take come January.

Paul Greenberg | December 14, 2012

Innocuous doesn't begin to cover the emptiness, the blahness, the pomp meaninglessness of Frank Gehry's design for this "monument" that is the opposite of monumental.

Donald Lambro | December 14, 2012

WASHINGTON - Everything you ever wanted to know about the Obama economy is in a single sentence about the Federal Reserve Board's latest attempts this week to deal with unacceptably high unemployment.

Kyle Olson | December 14, 2012

On the heels of the controversial California Federation of Teachers “Tax the Rich” video, the Chicago Teachers Union has produced its own class warfare-stoking cartoon, “Stand Up to the Fat Cats.”

Marvin Folkertsma | December 14, 2012

Reading post-2012-election news reports can be hazardous to one’s mental health, particularly for the sanity-challenged among us. But perhaps the singularly most prescient comments come from long ago—from the pen of America’s most profound novelist, Herman Melville, whose words in his powerful novel of deception and intrigue, “The Confidence Man: His Masquerade,” echo across the decades: “Any philosophy that, being in operation contradictory to the ways of the world, tends to produce a character at odds with it, such a philosophy must necessarily be but a cheat and a dream.”

Crystal Wright | December 14, 2012

Republicans need to stand for something and start defending conservatism not apologizing for it.

Chris Poindexter | December 14, 2012

To be fair it wasn’t just gold and silver taking a hit, it was industrial commodities across the board. Crude oil, palladium and copper were all trading lower and the biggest hit was reserved for platinum, trading lower by nearly $24 an ounce.

Fritz Pfister | December 14, 2012

Until we cure enough Americans of their temporary insanity, the inmates will run the asylum in DC.

David Rothbard | December 14, 2012

The eighteenth Conference of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP-18) has ended. It was the latest chapter in the interminable negotiations over wealth redistribution and control of energy use and economic growth – in the name of preventing “dangerous manmade global warming.”

Night Watch | December 14, 2012

Last week one news agency reported Iran has established a permanent military liaison office in North Korea.

Paul Tracy | December 14, 2012

And as you would expect, investing in these irreplaceable assets has proven to be extremely profitable.

Thu, Dec 13, 2012

Cliff May | December 13, 2012

Support the latter, bet on the former.

Frank Gaffney | December 13, 2012

It is a commonplace, but one that most of us ignore: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Maggie Gallagher | December 13, 2012

I hate to be the one to tell you this, but a serious case is now being made that our beloved Constitution gives us the right to have sex with donkeys.

Michael Brown | December 13, 2012

What happens when Gene Robinson, the country’s first openly gay, Episcopalian bishop, joins Jon Stewart on the Daily Show? You get a mockery of Jesus, a misinterpretation of the Bible, and some real howlers on the meaning of family.

Hugh Hewitt | December 13, 2012

As a lifelong and long-suffering Cleveland sports fan, I know what happens next to the House GOP: a demoralizing loss, followed by a pledge of rebuilding and perhaps a coaching/managerial change.

Ashley Herzog | December 13, 2012

Last week, when I wrote about the pornification of American college campuses, many readers expressed their loss of hope in the current generation of students, as well as the administrators who encourage such a debased culture.

Neal Boortz | December 13, 2012

No .. I’m not talking about the fiscal cliff, nor am I talking about the almost $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities we face as a nation.

Michael Barone | December 13, 2012

Is Barack Obama bluffing when he threatens to go over the fiscal cliff if Republicans refuse to agree to higher tax rates on high earners?

Victor Davis Hanson | December 13, 2012

Who exactly were the rich who, as the president said, were not "paying their fair share"? The rapper Jay-Z (net worth: nearly $500 million)? The actor Johnny Depp (2011 income: $50 million)?

Larry Elder | December 13, 2012

President Barack Obama in 2008, and again during the 2012 election, promised absolutely, positively no tax hikes on the middle class. The rich, however, must pay more: "It's not me being stubborn, it's not me being partisan -- it's just a matter of math."

John Ransom | December 13, 2012

I’m sorry that a guy who worked for 40 years now has to take a smaller retirement than pension actuaries, union bosses and politicians promised. In the real world we call that fraud. In liberal land the practice could land one the Democrat nomination for president or vice president.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | December 13, 2012

The current conundrum regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage is what happens when church and state are mixed -- the topics become confusing and confused.

Debra J. Saunders | December 13, 2012

When you think about it, it's amazing that the high-minded swells at the University of California didn't unveil a new logo sooner. The old logo, which will continue to appear on diplomas and official letters, features the school motto, "Let there be light." Ancient. An English translation of a Latin phrase. And a book. Dead-tree lit. 1868? Dead white guys. Under a star. Too militaristic.

Matt Towery | December 13, 2012

I remember it well. It was Christmastime 1995, and much of the business establishment seemed furious with then-Speaker Newt Gingrich. As his political chair, I was hearing them out. Moreover, I was by then CEO of one of the nation's largest producers of corporate annual reports -- big-ticket items -- so I was listening intently.

Donald Lambro | December 13, 2012

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Obama economy is in a single sentence about the Federal Reserve Board's attempts this week to deal with unacceptably high unemployment.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 13, 2012

Washington -- William McGurn, the esteemed Wall Street Journal columnist and soon-to-be editor of the editorial page of the New York Post, has made an interesting observation about the fabulous Bush tax cuts that are about to lapse.

Steve Chapman | December 13, 2012

There are certain constants to life in Illinois. Abraham Lincoln has always been revered. The Cubs always find a way to lose. Lake Michigan never goes dry. Letting citizens carrying concealed firearms is out of the question.

Kyle Olson | December 13, 2012

Terrorist turned teacher Bill Ayers appeared at a recent Big Apple gathering of “Change the Stakes,” an anti-testing group comprised mostly of teachers and parents.

Douglas MacKinnon | December 13, 2012

News flash for conservatives, Christians, libertarians or anyone in America who embraces traditional values, the rule of law, common sense, basic math, a more secure nation or politicians who put you and your family first: You have lost or are losing across the board. Period.

Bob Beauprez | December 13, 2012

"In particular, Congress should avoid raising marginal tax rates on income and taxes on investment, such as capital gains and dividends taxes. These types of taxes most directly and meaningfully affect job creation."

Wed, Dec 12, 2012

Ann Coulter | December 12, 2012

Republicans have been forced into a Hobson's choice of either letting the Bush tax cuts expire for everyone or agreeing to a tax hike on the top 2 percent of income earners (not to be confused with "the rich," who have already made, inherited or married their money).

Cal Thomas | December 12, 2012

While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month -- a figure even The Washington Post acknowledged was due "...in large part because the labor force fell by 350,000..." -- here in this modern and prosperous city-state of slightly more than 5 million people, unemployment is practically nonexistent.

Marybeth Hicks | December 12, 2012

This just in: Hell freezes over, pigs fly, Jimmy Hoffa rises from the dead, joins labor protests at state capital.

David Stokes | December 12, 2012

I grew up in the downriver suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Most of that time in a community (first a township, then a city) called Taylor—a place in the news recently for having closed its public schools in the wake of a massive wave of teachers calling in “sick.”

Jeff Jacoby | December 12, 2012

To everything there is a season, the Good Book says, and in Michigan workplaces the season of freedom is arriving at last.

Tony Katz | December 12, 2012

Earlier this month, documentary filmmaker Philem McAleer asked questions to filmmakers Matt Damon and John Krasinski about their new anti-fracking film "Promised Land," regarding the funding the film got from Abu Dhabi. (Fracking is the extraction of natural gas from shale rock layers within the Earth, and can make the United States energy independent.) McAleer's question, and Damon's meek answer, were edited out of the podcast that was made available on iTunes.

Rich Galen | December 12, 2012

If you've been awake for anything more than 13 minutes, some toothy, giggly anchor dressed in a sleeveless dress on your local news channel has already told you that today is 12-12-12 and he then added that the next time there can be three numbers the same in a date will be January 1, 2101.

Robert Morrison | December 12, 2012

John McCain memorably called himself “a foot soldier in the Reagan revolution.” I count myself as a foot soldier, too. I have walked precincts in every election, save one, since 1968. And, as an historical researcher, I have studied every presidential election since 1788. In the last six months of this election year, I logged some 13,341 miles on the Family Research Council-Heritage Foundation’s “Values Bus” to some 40 cities and towns in eight states. Campaigning at the grassroots level, you learn stuff.

Thomas Sowell | December 12, 2012

With all the talk about taxing the rich, we hear very little talk about taxing the poor. Yet the marginal tax rate on someone living in poverty can sometimes be higher than the marginal tax rate on millionaires.

Michelle Malkin | December 12, 2012

Not so many moons ago, President Obama urged us all to "make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds." He Who Heals advocated "a more civil and honest public discourse" in the wake of the January 2011 Tucson massacre. As usual, though, the White House has granted Big Labor bullies a permanent waiver from the lofty edicts it issues to everyone else.

John Stossel | December 12, 2012

Politicians claim they make our lives better by passing laws. But laws rarely improve life. They go wrong. Unintended consequences are inevitable.

Walter E. Williams | December 12, 2012

Suppose you saw a building on fire. Would you seek counsel from the arsonist who set it ablaze for advice on how to put it out? You say, "Williams, you'd have to be a lunatic to do that!" But that's precisely what we've done: turned to the people who created our fiscal crisis to fix it.

Brent Bozell | December 12, 2012

How could a liberal actually be upset with the liberal media for their coverage of the 2012 presidential election? Well, Daniel Froomkin of The Huffington Post (formerly of the Washington Post) is furious. His complaint carried the headline "How the Mainstream Press Bungled the Single Biggest Story of the 2012 Campaign".

Jonah Goldberg | December 12, 2012

In the scramble to make the GOP more diverse, a lot of people are looking at Asian Americans, whom many believe are a natural constituency for the party. I would love it if Asian Americans converted en masse to the Republican Party, but the challenge for Republicans is harder than many appreciate.

John Ransom | December 12, 2012

The timing of Immelt's comments can only be attributed to the vast Left-Wing conspiracy that aims to convince Americans that liberals behind public microphones are not just foolish, but also scoundrelous as well.

Michael Medved | December 12, 2012

The Obama administration and its allies are so eager to portray tax hikes on the rich as the solution to all our problems that they desperately desire to persuade the public that tax cuts for the rich caused all those problems in the first place.

Julie Borowski | December 12, 2012

In a controversial move that is already backfiring, last week Speaker John Boehner removed three fiscal hawks from key committees for not voting in lockstep with House leadership. In other words, House members are being punished for wanting to cut government spending and keep the promises they made to their constituents.

Ben Shapiro | December 12, 2012

"I'm in the top two percent," said Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, this week on CNBC. "Right now, I'm paying 45 percent of my total income in income taxes ... You tell me, what's fair about that when medieval serfs pay 25 percent, I'm paying half? I don't care what the majority voted to do, they don't have a right to steal my money just because they vote for it."

Terry Jeffrey | December 12, 2012

President Barack Obama travelled to Michigan this week and made his case for class war in defense of the welfare state.

Austin Bay | December 12, 2012

North Korea's successful test of its long-range multistage Unha-3 ballistic missile demonstrated that the U.S. West Coast may soon be within range of Pyongyang's warheads.

Donald Lambro | December 12, 2012

Did you see the story about Costco borrowing $3.5 billion to pay a special $7 a share dividend to its stockholders before year's end to avoid being hit by President Obama's higher tax on investors?

Jacob Sullum | December 12, 2012

Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed for the first time to take on the issue of gay marriage. No matter how it rules in the two cases it will hear next spring, polling data suggest it is only a matter of time before legal recognition of same-sex unions is the norm throughout the country.

Daniel Pipes | December 12, 2012

Who is worse, President Mohamed Morsi, the elected Islamist seeking to apply Islamic law in Egypt, or President Husni Mubarak, the former dictator ousted for trying to start a dynasty?

Mark W. Hendrickson | December 12, 2012

As soon as the elections were over, a wave of commentaries extolling the virtues of compromise appeared in the press. The common theme is that it is time for Democrats and Republicans alike to end partisan gridlock—to make compromises that will shrink federal deficits without driving us off “the fiscal cliff.”

Ken Connor | December 12, 2012

If you are the average Joe or Jane, chances are you feel your government doesn't pay much attention to you – and you're probably right.

Night Watch | December 12, 2012

A rocket launch will occur. The precise date is a function of the pace of technical repairs and political decisions not knowable.

Bob Beauprez | December 12, 2012

The real story in the data is the nearly 9 million additional people that can't find work or have given up even trying. Those 9 million aren't included in the BLS unemployment rate calculation formula, but result is the smallest percentage of the total population participating in the work force in more than 30 years, 63.6%.

Chris Poindexter | December 12, 2012

The short-term fundamentals and improving confidence numbers still favor weaker gold prices ahead. Balancing out the negative forces is the continued strong demand from central banks, the people printing the fiat script we’re all pretending is really money.

Ralph Benko | December 12, 2012

It may have been one of the strangest moments in the history of modern presidential politics.

Tue, Dec 11, 2012

Larry Kudlow | December 11, 2012

I’m going to guess that stocks, in their wisdom, are correctly sniffing that there will be no calamitous falling off the cliff. By that I mean there will be no $500 billion tax hike, which would be an economy killer.

Bob Barr | December 11, 2012

The Nanny State is crawling under the hood of your car. The Obama Administration has recently approved a request by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requiring auto manufacturers to install “Event Data Recorders” (EDRs) -- commonly referred to as “black boxes” -- on every new car sold in the United States starting September 2014.

Charlotte Hays | December 11, 2012

One might have thought the campaign season was over, but in fact a new campaign is beginning. This was made clear with the president's trip to what was billed as a "middle class family home" to talk fiscal cliff and tax policy.

Rachel Marsden | December 11, 2012

Is "killed by a drone strike" the new "alive and well"? If you pay close enough attention, it makes you wonder what's really going on.

Tony Katz | December 11, 2012

On his first full day in office, President Obama issued a Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies, pledging that his Administration would "work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration," and directing the chief technology officer to develop an Open Government directive within four months.

John Hawkins | December 11, 2012

Liberalism is like a restaurant with ugly decor, terrible food, overflowing toilets and roaches scurrying across the floor -- that stays packed every night.

Thomas Sowell | December 11, 2012

During the holidays, a shopping mall can be more like a shopping maul. One way to avoid that scene is to give books as Christmas gifts, since books can be bought on-line, painlessly.

Chuck Norris | December 11, 2012

The art of jiujitsu is to use an opponent's weight and strength to your advantage. I believe we can further choke the life out of Obamacare by using this martial art technique. Let me explain.

David Limbaugh | December 11, 2012

It is really getting old to hear liberal politicians and pundits complaining about conservative media as being destructive, as if the country would be better off returning to the halcyon days of the monolithic liberal media.

John Ransom | December 11, 2012

Finally, the low-down, dirty rich, who are responsible for all the world’s ills, including the short stature, pint-sized intellect and light caliber (pun intended) of Bob Costas, will start paying their fair share.

Mona Charen | December 11, 2012

I'm in the camp that believes Republicans have no choice but to agree to raise taxes on the top 2 percent of earners. The party has been successfully caricatured as the servant of the rich. This is unjust, yes, but justice is imperfect in this life.

Cal Thomas | December 11, 2012

"You gotta have hope; mustn't sit around and mope." -- "Damn Yankees"

Pat Buchanan | December 11, 2012

As the white flag rises above Republican redoubts, offering a surrender on taxes, the mind goes back to what seemed a worse time for conservatives: December 1964.

Debra J. Saunders | December 11, 2012

It has been a banner year for Bill Clinton. The former president delivered a galvanizing speech, deemed by many on the left to lay out the best argument for re-electing President Obama, at the Democratic National Convention.

Paul Greenberg | December 11, 2012

Dave Brubeck wasn't just a goodwill ambassador abroad with his music and manner, but at home. No one who ever met him left without a good feeling -- and a good story. Here's one:

Phyllis Schlafly | December 11, 2012

Bill O'Reilly asked this question on his Fox News program last week: "Why do I have to be the leader defending Christmas against its attackers?" O'Reilly was criticizing Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee's renaming his state's Christmas tree a "holiday tree."

Bill Murchison | December 11, 2012

Reason No. 1 not to tremble at the prospect of liberal ascendancy, world without end: Liberalism doesn't work.

Kyle Olson | December 11, 2012

Mother Jones calls her “Professor Occupy.” She was the brains behind the violent 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle.

Benjamin Bull | December 11, 2012

The attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi brought to light that terrorism is on the rise in North Africa. But for African Christians this has been a reality for many years.

Chris Poindexter | December 11, 2012

It was a rally day for most industrial commodities with gold and silver being joined higher by crude oil, platinum, palladium and copper.

Robert Knight | December 11, 2012

In George Orwell’s futuristic novel 1984, a tyrannical government masks its activities through the use of Newspeak — saying or doing something opposite of what the word means.

Night Watch | December 11, 2012

Events moved quickly over the weekend, but served to deepen the constitutional crisis. As before, Mursi continues to operate above the law and to use flawed processes, for a democracy, asking the people to trust his good intentions.

Bill Tatro | December 11, 2012

Let’s be honest, with the current blitzkrieg of high-frequency trading does anyone still believe that the financial markets are efficient or that investors are rational?

Mon, Dec 10, 2012

Byron York | December 10, 2012

It's possible to have a strong hand and still overplay it. As Republicans see things, that's what President Obama is doing in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations.

Charlie Klinge | December 10, 2012

I have heard very little about the Republicans expressing contrition for their past failures and very little that demonstrates that today’s Republican Party leaders recognize the causes of those past failures.

Angela Logomasini | December 10, 2012

This year marked the 50th anniversary of biologist Rachel Carson’s 1962 book, Silent Spring. Although the anniversary is soon to become history as well, Carson’s impact promises to continue well into the future—and it’s not something to celebrate.

Tim Phillips | December 10, 2012

In the current debate over the lame duck deal, the focus seems to be solely on the issue of taxes. Raising rates or closing loopholes: which will it be? After all it’s essential that the federal government increase its revenues, right?

Rich Galen | December 10, 2012

Egypt's major mistake was being located along the Nile (which flows north to the Mediterranean, but you knew that) and the Red Sea. If it weren't for that no one would have ever bothered with it.

Lurita Doan | December 10, 2012

For months, pundits and politicians have been saying that Americans have a math problem. They have a point, for Mr. Obama routinely champions the idea that running annual deficits in excess of $1 trillion dollars can be continued, simply by requiring Americans to pay $200 billion in taxes more each year. Anyone with a 3rd grade grasp of math has long ago come to the conclusion that even if Mr. Obama gets his way, huge annual deficits will remain, and the nation cannot sustain the current level of profligate spending indefinitely.

Michael Barone | December 10, 2012

Is mass migration from Mexico to the United States a thing of the past?

Mike Adams | December 10, 2012

I'm getting sick and tired of people asking me why I'm running for president in 2016. The answer is that I have to run. The GOP can't run another big government establishment candidate masquerading as a true conservative. So I'm stepping up to the plate. And I'm going to win, largely because my policies will appeal to young people, libertarians, and Reagan Democrats. But that’s enough of the generalities. Here are the twelve specific changes you can expect when I become your 45th president.

Star Parker | December 10, 2012

The crisis du jour in Washington now dominating the news, the so-called “fiscal cliff”, is but the latest in seemingly endless political crises that we shouldn’t be having.

John Ransom | December 10, 2012

For eight years the Chicago police couldn’t find enough evidence, the Cook County State’s Attorney couldn’t find enough evidence, and the Illinois State Police couldn’t find enough evidence to indict Mayor Daley's nephew with a crime. That is, until Daley stopped being mayor.

Katie Kieffer | December 10, 2012

Superheroes often live double lives. But so do super-villains. For four years, the Obama administration has been living a double-life regarding drones.

Bruce Bialosky | December 10, 2012

In 1973, the Supreme Court issued one of their worst rulings ever in Roe v. Wade. Largely made from “whole cloth,” the ruling has started a 40-year fight over abortion that unnecessarily has divided this country. If Republican principles were in place on this issue, then there would be a heated discussion; but the core of the fight would be defused and the issue would be handled at the state level where it properly belongs and where other issues should be handled.

Matt Barber | December 10, 2012

I write these words chiefly to women and girls who have had an abortion. Still, it is my humble hope and honest prayer that anyone weighing this life-versus-death choice might also read them with an open mind and a hearing heart.

David Sterman | December 10, 2012

If you think the U.S. will fare much better than Europe in 2013, then it might be wise to focus your investments on companies that derive most of their revenue domestically.

Morgan Brittany | December 10, 2012

It is now a better option to take a lower paying job, rent a home or live with mom and take government benefits than it is to climb up the ladder to success.

Chris Poindexter | December 10, 2012

There’s a lot of hand-wringing in the media this week around the price of gold and analysts are pointing to this and that as reasons gold is not doing better.

Sun, Dec 09, 2012

Michael Brown | December 09, 2012

After his YouTube video went mega-viral, the South Korean rapper named PSY received an invitation to sing and dance at a White House Christmas party. But it was quickly learned that in 2004, he had rapped lyrics wishing for the death and torture of American troops in Iraq, along with their families. PSY quickly issued a humble apology to the American people, and the White House reaffirmed that PSY’s show would go on. Was this the right thing to do?

Doug Giles | December 09, 2012

As most of you know, during a football game last week Bob Costas lectured us po’ goofy Americans about the evils of a “gun culture” and how we need to evolve away from being obsessed with firearms. As soon as I heard that drivel roll off Mr. C’s tongue I ordered another 30/06, a sweet Walther PPK and a custom .416 Rigby turnbolt. Cowabunga, Bob. Thanks for reminding me to buy more guns.

Derek Hunter | December 09, 2012

Bob Costas, an admitted ignoramus on the issue of the Second Amendment, chose halftime in a nationally broadcast football game to infect the world with his uneducated opinion on gun rights.

John Ransom | December 09, 2012

I’m glad that your old, male whiteness and small business will do just fine under Obamacare, but the 1,170 employees at Stryker Medical who just lost their jobs because of Obamacare aren’t as lucky as you. Maybe we should have an old, liberal, white guy who-is-doing-just-fine tax to make it up to everyone else who isn’t doing just fine.

Austin Hill | December 09, 2012

Today, just three weeks away from 2013, there is reason to believe that our President and his Administration – and perhaps his party, as a whole – is “embracing” recession, as though it is an appropriate means to a necessary end.

Debra J. Saunders | December 09, 2012

President Obama won re-election in part because his crack campaign team understood 2012 voters and put together an impressive ground operation.

Steve Chapman | December 09, 2012

The votes have been cast, the count has been completed, and we all know the winner of the presidential election. So now it's just a matter of letting the Electoral College meet to make the outcome official. Then we can get along with planning the inauguration of Hillary Clinton.

Brian and Garrett Fahy | December 09, 2012

Whatever the president believes was the basis for his reelection, surely he cannot think he was given another term to simply be, as he has been, a mere observer of national crises.

Marita Noon | December 09, 2012

While the US natural gas and oil boom won’t result in greatly reduced oil prices, maximizing production can make our economy stronger, create jobs, and lower the trade deficit—and should be encouraged while protecting the environment.

Michael Youssef | December 09, 2012

The behavior of the western media can only be described as cowardly. That news is not going to surprise any honest, fair-minded person. Anyone can see the glaring spinelessness in their reporting (or lack thereof) on the beleaguered freedom-loving souls in Egypt today.

Mark Baisley | December 09, 2012

These two day-hikers had just wandered into my canyon with all the signs of intending to behave as high-impact litterbugs.

Bob Beauprez | December 09, 2012

With the economy barely expanding, the federal government is spending 4 percent more than the FY 2012 level.

Night Watch | December 09, 2012

The Western aim was to counter the wartime success of Hamas, even while the US voted publicly against the change in UN status. The too-clever-by-half US strategy is a pathetic failure.

Paul Jacob | December 09, 2012

Why so poor a recovery? Why are so many remaining unemployed? Because, in part, we pay them not to work.