Sun, Dec 23, 2012

Debra J. Saunders | December 23, 2012

When terrorists attack Americans, Washington should always follow this simple rule: Blame the terrorists first.

Sat, Dec 22, 2012

John Hawkins | December 22, 2012

There are now calls from the Left for gun control legislation in response to Adam Lanza's unconscionable mass killing of innocent children at Sandy Hook Elementary. However, very few people seem to be asking the most basic question of all before getting started: What gun control legislation could have stopped Adam Lanza?

John C. Goodman | December 22, 2012

In the standoff over the fiscal cliff, all the discussion has been about the Bush tax cuts. There has been no discussion about the ObamaCare tax increases. That's a mistake.

John Ransom | December 22, 2012

The international multiculturalists, who also happen to be socialists, will stand up for every right, except for the right to defend ourselves: “Can’t we all just get along?” No; no we can’t.

Kathryn Lopez | December 22, 2012

"The greatest gift which America has received from the Lord is the faith which has forged its Christian identity," Pope John Paul II wrote in a document on the Church in America in 1999. Here at the end of 2012, the words might be the rallying cry of the season -- a reminder, a challenge, a warning -- and a gift to be pondered born of a grotto in Bethlehem.

Paul Greenberg | December 22, 2012

How about that? Not just Barack Obama can "reset" American policy toward Russia, or give it more "flexibility," to quote his not-so-confidential promise to that country's newest czar.

Steve Deace | December 22, 2012

Each December I gaze into my crystal ball and predict what I believe will be the top 10 stories of the coming year. I almost never get these right but they’re fun to speculate about nevertheless.

Night Watch | December 22, 2012

Analysts profess greater confidence about the next 18 years than they do about the next 18 days.

Phil Kerpen | December 22, 2012

There is not a majority in the House of Representatives to support a tax plan that would raise taxes on any taxpayers – not even the much-maligned “millionaires and billionaires.”

Chris Poindexter | December 22, 2012

When it comes to precious metals over the holidays, I’ll be watching the silver sales. I’m genuinely surprised to see silver under $30 an ounce this soon but I’m not about to let the opportunity slip by.

Fri, Dec 21, 2012

Larry Kudlow | December 21, 2012

don't blame John Boehner. His idea is the best compromise currently available. Or, put another way, it's the least-bad option out there. It was even backed by Paul Ryan and Grover Norquist.

Matt Towery | December 21, 2012

If you are reading any opinion column during the Christmas season, you are likely an individual who seeks out information and observations, and comes to your own conclusions. In other words, you are a "thinking" man or women, and whether you ever agree with a single word I write, I nevertheless both congratulate and give thanks for you. And this column is for you.

Paul Driessen | December 21, 2012

An oil and natural gas boom is underway in the United States, born of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”

Oliver North | December 21, 2012

Five years ago, this annual Christmas column was written while our Fox News "War Stories" team was embedded with the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division south of Baghdad.

Rich Galen | December 21, 2012

My social security checks will just about cover my increased taxes in 2013 which means I've been working since I was 18 just so I could afford to pay my taxes after I turned 66. Welcome to the new normal.

Jonah Goldberg | December 21, 2012

When will liberals stop living in the past? Specifically, when will they accept that they aren't all that stands between a wonderful, tolerant America and Jim Crow?

Mona Charen | December 21, 2012

The last time I saw Bob Bork was the Sunday before Election Day. His familiar baritone was faint. You had to sit close to hear him, and he seemed to have a little difficulty following the conversation.

Bob Barr | December 21, 2012

One week ago, a lone lunatic took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Suzanne Fields | December 21, 2012

It hasn't been an easy time -- year, decade, early century -- for organized religion. Books by atheists proliferate, some meaner than others. Fewer men and women attend church or synagogue services. The season highlights Christmas and in recent years Hanukkah, but the cultural emphasis is more materialistic than meditative.

Fred Wszolek | December 21, 2012

Reasoning Behind Unconstitutional Recess Appointments Comes Into Full View

John Ransom | December 21, 2012

The rich people in Washington, DC are out of control. I have an idea: Let's tax them.

Humberto Fontova | December 21, 2012

During solemn hearings on the floor of the U.S. Senate investigating drugs and terrorism a swarthy Hispanic who landed on U.S. shores with the clothes on his back and was graciously put on the path to U.S. citizenship repeatedly insulted a U.S. Senator who was also a highly decorated war veteran, an Ivy League graduate and a scion of a wealthy and politically-connected American family.

Paul Greenberg | December 21, 2012

So little time, so much to do, what with Christmas almost here. Cards to mail, last-minute presents to buy, stockings to hang. ... It must have been like that the day they found him out by the railroad tracks. That was long ago in little Pine Bluff, Ark. -- but he still comes to mind every time the calendar flips to the 21st of December.

Donald Lambro | December 21, 2012

The dizzying, budgetary roller coaster ride careened closer to the "fiscal cliff" this week when House Speaker John Boehner tossed a new Plan B into negotiations with the White House.

Kyle Olson | December 21, 2012

Parents in the Missoula County, Montana school district have taken bullying accusations to a whole new level. They’re claiming Christmas songs that refer to “our Lord” are “unfair, unconstitutional and [are] a form of bullying,” according to the Billings Gazette.

Ed Feulner | December 21, 2012

“It is an outrage.” The source of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s anger? The fact that the United States has yet to approve a treaty known as the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, which often goes by the acronym LOST.

Fritz Pfister | December 21, 2012

In order to make reasonably close predictions for the 2013 housing market, one must wait to see the final Obama tax and spend fiscal cliff solution. Will it simply be bad, or devastating? We’ll know soon.

Night Watch | December 21, 2012

As harsh as the words of the ARB Report seem about high level failures in the State Department, no one is held accountable. The Board found that mistakes were made. The report is essentially a white wash.

Crystal Wright | December 21, 2012

Young Black men are killing each other every day and the problem is particularly acute in urban cities like Chicago from which President Barack Obama hails. Yet, I haven’t seen Obama or the mainstream media shed a tear over the fact more than 50% of America’s murder victims are black and nearly all (85%) of those blacks killed are young men.

Chris Poindexter | December 21, 2012

It’s an interesting dance in commodities right now as most are trading artificially higher due to nearly $4 trillion in excess cash that the Fed has injected into the U.S. currency supply.

Mark W. Hendrickson | December 21, 2012

The gentle spirit of Christmas brings a sense of fresh promise and renewal every year. The remembrances and commemorations of the birth of an innocent baby have a softening effect. Christmas provides a respite, even surcease, from the stresses, bruises, frictions, and pressures of everyday life. Indeed, this annual event reminds us that children are the hope of the world.

Bill Tatro | December 21, 2012

I had a flashback to the aforementioned Christmas while I was reading the proposed law being voted on in Congress.

Michelle Malkin | December 21, 2012

It's not about jobs. It's not about safety. It's not about improving dockworkers' living standards. The looming, long-planned East and Gulf Coast port strikes are about protecting Big Labor's archaic work practices and corrupt waterfront rackets.

Brent Bozell | December 21, 2012

It's too hard to try and make sense of a senseless event. Adam Lanza's merciless slaughter in Connecticut has forced everyone with a microphone to insist we have a "national conversation" about why this happens.

David Limbaugh | December 21, 2012

At the very core of Christianity is the historical authenticity of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Pat Buchanan | December 21, 2012

"God put the Republican Party on earth to cut taxes. If they don't do that, they have no useful function."

Thu, Dec 20, 2012

Cliff May | December 20, 2012

The European Union is outraged!

Maggie Gallagher | December 20, 2012

When the press reported that Adam Lanza had Asperger's syndrome (part of the autism spectrum disorders) and other unspecified personality problems, the autism community swung into action in a way that is totally understandable.

Marybeth Hicks | December 20, 2012

If you have access to the Internet, you likely have read a viral blog post by single mother of four Liza Long titled “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother.” The piece has had millions of hits on the various sites on which it has been published. If you haven’t seen it, check your email. Someone has forwarded it to you by now.

Victor Davis Hanson | December 20, 2012

There is a different sort of racialist derangement spreading in the country -- and it is getting ugly.

Larry Elder | December 20, 2012

The unimaginable horror of Sandy Hook jumpstarts another "national conversation" about firearm violence. President Barack Obama, promising "meaningful action," said: "We will have to change. ... We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end."

Cal Thomas | December 20, 2012

Most of us can read about sex trafficking with a sense of detachment. It is only when we see its results up close that we are forced to confront the full extent of its horror.

Michael Medved | December 20, 2012

The sad passing of an early star of right wing talk radio highlights some of the profound changes in news broadcasting and the conservative movement in general. Those transformations may seem lamentable in this season of Republican self-flagellation but actually demonstrate an improved ability for right-of-center arguments to play a significant role in the national dialogue.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | December 20, 2012

The school shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six staff members of Sandy Hook Elementary School were killed last week, is a tragic reminder of the sanctity of life. Of promising young lives cut short and the uniqueness and preciousness of every single person.

Debra J. Saunders | December 20, 2012

If there is one virtue voters had every reason to expect from Barack Obama, it is a strong sense of social justice. Yet somehow the one-time community organizer has dropped that ball when it comes to the exercise of his constitutional power to pardon individuals who have committed federal offenses.

David Harsanyi | December 20, 2012

You may recall that during the presidential election, the Treasury Department refused requests by General Motors to unload the government's stake in the giant automaker.

John Ransom | December 20, 2012

Good men have armed themselves for the 500 years since Europeans first lived in North America. So, I cling to my gun. Expert, government opinion? It’s created wars and rumors of wars and real-life tragedies like communism and fascism and vegans.

Kyle Olson | December 20, 2012

The Chicago Teachers Union and Action Now (formerly known as ACORN) staged yet another protest Tuesday, this time targeting so-called Chicago “fat cats.”

Steve Chapman | December 20, 2012

The film "Casablanca" has many famous lines, but none more immortal than Capt. Renault's order after seeing a Nazi officer shot by Humphrey Bogart's character, Rick Blaine: "Round up the usual suspects." He issues that command to give the impression he's trying to solve the crime. In the aftermath of the Newtown massacre, the Renault approach is alive and well.

Ed Feulner | December 20, 2012

“This is what democracy looks like!” That’s a popular protest chant among liberals. It could be heard at many “Occupy” gatherings. It’s a staple at union-backed protests.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 20, 2012

Think back. Have we not experienced all this before, say in the 1990s?

Gina Loudon | December 20, 2012

Democrat operative, Kirsten Powers goes on Fox News and says that we should make it easier to forcibly commit people. All Americans should be on alert; we have been warned exactly what is coming.

Jordan Lorence | December 20, 2012

Each year, misguided government officials and fearful corporate executives try to censor expressions of Christmas, and, each year, after people object, others deny such censorship exists. But it does.

Bob Beauprez | December 20, 2012

Even though the findings were so egregious and the terrorist attacks resulted in the death of four diplomats, these gross failures will be "addressed through the performance management system" rather than through discipline.

Night Watch | December 20, 2012

North Korea has more than one nuclear warhead delivery system and prudence commends that analysts accept it has those delivery systems because it has nuclear payloads for them to deliver.

Andrew Davis | December 20, 2012

America, we are in a time of crisis. And, meaningful action must be taken before another life is lost. That time for action is now.

Chris Poindexter | December 20, 2012

We’re seeing the predictable doomsday predictions of gold going to $1,200 an ounce.

Michael Barone | December 20, 2012

On Monday, the U.S. Senate got its newest member and lost its most senior member.

Wed, Dec 19, 2012

Night Watch | December 19, 2012

Abe campaigned on a slogan of "taking back Japan," by which he meant, among other things, to upgrade the Self-Defense forces into a national defense force, to increase military spending and to strengthen maritime security.

Austin Bay | December 19, 2012

2012 was not an easy year for diplomats, defense officials and cartographers addressing Asian border disputes.

Ann Coulter | December 19, 2012

In the wake of a monstrous crime like a madman's mass murder of defenseless women and children at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation's attention is riveted on what could have been done to prevent such a massacre.

Terry Jeffrey | December 19, 2012

I was driving near the Washington Beltway recently behind an evangelistic atheist. It was not the Obama-Biden bumper sticker that gave this driver away, but the one just below it: "You don't need God — to hope, to care, to love, to live."

Michelle Malkin | December 19, 2012

In the aftermath of the horrific Newtown, Conn., school massacre, Americans from all parts of the political spectrum agree that we need to pay more attention to mental health issues. Public death threats and incitements to violence must be taken seriously. The incendiary witch hunt against law-abiding, peaceful gun owners is neither noble nor effective. It's just plain insane.

Alan Sears | December 19, 2012

In October 2010, the Alliance Defending Freedom was privileged to recognize Judge Robert H. Bork with the “Edwin Meese III Award for Originalism and Religious Liberty.” At that time, we described him as, “one of the greatest legal minds in American history, and a person who has made an indelible impact on our nation, on its legal culture, and on the minds and hearts of many of its finest judges, law professors, students, and attorneys.”

Paul Kengor | December 19, 2012

As President Obama and Democrats urge Republicans to increase taxes, some liberals are curiously invoking the name of Ronald Reagan, the ultimate tax-cutting Republican. They insist that even Reagan was willing to compromise with Democrats on tax increases; thus, John Boehner and Republicans should as well. In truth, this is (at best) a false parallel.

Jeff Jacoby | December 19, 2012

It Is remarkable how confident so many people are that they know what causes – and just how to prevent – horrific massacres like Friday's bloodbath at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

Hugh Hewitt | December 19, 2012

Many of you are preparing to break your word to your supporters and vote to raise taxes.

Thomas Sowell | December 19, 2012

The political slogan "Forward" served Barack Obama well during this year's election campaign. It said that he was for going forward, while Republicans were for "going back to the failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place."

John Stossel | December 19, 2012

Listening to progressive media pundits, I'd think the most evil man in the universe is Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform. His crime? He heads a movement that asks political candidates to pledge not to raise taxes.

Walter E. Williams | December 19, 2012

JoAnn Watson, Detroit city council member, said, "Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president, and there ought to be a quid pro quo." In other words, President Obama should send the nearly bankrupted city of Detroit millions in taxpayer bailout money. But there's a painful lesson to be learned from decades of political hustling and counsel by intellectuals and urban experts.

Brent Bozell | December 19, 2012

The year 2012 was defined by the calculated re-emergence of Obama worship, no matter how obvious his failures in office. After his re-election, the actor Jamie Foxx let it all hang out in a tribute at the BET Awards on November 25: "First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior, Barack Obama!"

Jonah Goldberg | December 19, 2012

On Friday, in his moving and heartfelt statement in response to the horrific shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Obama said, "As a country, we have been through this too many times. ... And we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics."

Tony Katz | December 19, 2012

It turns out that not everyone who is French is a Socialist, wealth-redistributing hack. Amongst the sane is legendary French actor Gerard Depardieu, who has rejected this position not solely because of taxes but rather because France has chosen to punish "...success, creation, talent." Americans are following suit.

Bob Barr | December 19, 2012

Public controversy over campaign funds has dogged Watkins for at least two years, but it is a legal matter in which he currently is embroiled that casts serious doubt on his commitment to serve his constituents and his profession fairly and impartially.

Michael Medved | December 19, 2012

If Republicans hope to break their wretched streak of disappointing presidential campaigns – losing the popular vote in five of the last six White House contests – they should learn crucial lessons from the only candidate in that dismal span who proved notably more popular than his party’s national brand: John McCain.

Ben Shapiro | December 19, 2012

Virtually every American has spent the last few days in a haze -- shocked at the nature of evil, confused and frustrated by the inability to prevent such an atrocity, fearful at the possibility of such a monstrous occurrence repeating itself.

John Ransom | December 19, 2012

Peasants in the rural countryside in China make $3 a day, while metro-dwellers make $30,000 a year. You guys cry “income inequality” here in the US and openly admire China. Come on. Who you fooling?

Paul Greenberg | December 19, 2012

Sen. Boozman says the two negotiators need to conduct the public's business in private to avoid any pressure from outside lobbying groups.The senator felt no need to mention that the biggest such group is the American people, who have been known to have a multitude of ideas of their own, and no hesitation about expressing them, aka lobbying for them.

Donald Lambro | December 19, 2012

They've begun burying the 20 children in the bucolic New England town of Newtown, Conn., this week, beautiful, innocent kids killed by a psychotic 20-year-old gunman.

Kyle Olson | December 19, 2012

Some opinions only get attention because they come from people with advanced degrees who make their living on the taxpayer dime. That’s certainly the case for Hugo Schwyzer, a history and gender studies professor at Pasadena City College.

Jacob Sullum | December 19, 2012

"These tragedies must end," says President Obama, referring to Adam Lanza's horrifying assault on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last Friday. Although it is hard to disagree with that sentiment, the measures Obama favors cannot reasonably be expected to prevent such thankfully rare but nevertheless appalling outbursts of senseless violence.

Laura E. Huggins | December 19, 2012

From the World Resources Institutes initiative for Keeping Options Alive to the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity, calls for conserving biodiversity are persistent. This goal appears reasonable, at least on its face. Who would argue against a wider variety of plants and animals increasing our chances for a life-saving drug in the future? It has, after all, happened before.

Jerry Bowyer | December 19, 2012

Our facile governing class keeps insisting that we are just one more ban or one more campaign or funding stream or program or educational outreach or military action away from the end of evil. But we’re not.

Ralph Benko | December 19, 2012

The murder of 20 innocent children and 7 adults in Newtown, Connecticut, horrifies all Americans. President Obama eloquently expressed our collective feelings of “overwhelming grief” and our response to “hug our children a little tighter, and we’ll tell them that we love them, and we’ll remind each other how deeply we love one another.”

Bob Beauprez | December 19, 2012

This week three important updated economic reports specific to small business were released. Obamanomics went 0-for-3, striking out.

Chris Poindexter | December 19, 2012

While flat markets tend to annoy big traders, it shouldn’t be causing retail traders any grief. This is a great opportunity to add to your collection at last year’s prices.

Ken Connor | December 19, 2012

Americans' affirmation of the "right to choose" is a feature of our national identity. No matter where you go or what you're doing, chances are you are confronted with a plethora of choices.

Matt Bowman | December 19, 2012

In the weeks before Christmas, many Christians read about John the Baptist in the Gospel of Luke.

David Sterman | December 19, 2012

To put that in perspective, the recent pullback in Apple's stock means projected 2015 cash will be more than half of the current value.

Tue, Dec 18, 2012

Rachel Marsden | December 18, 2012

Anyone who can't withstand a rational debate on the subject of gun control -- particularly in light of last week's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut -- should be automatically prohibited from ever owning a firearm.

Frank Gaffney | December 18, 2012

Sen. Hagel has been an outspoken champion of controversial and even radical policies firmly embraced by Mr. Obama during his first administration. Worse yet, they are likely to be priorities for his second term now that the President has, as he put it in his overheard side-bar with Russia's Dmitri Medvedev last March, "more flexibility."

Lisa De Pasquale | December 18, 2012

In the Christmas edition of the De Pasquale’s Dozen I wanted to highlight the new Christmas EP (available here) by lead singer and guitarist of The Smithereens, Pat DiNizio and libertarian activist and jazz soloist, Christian Josi.

Janet M. LaRue | December 18, 2012

When’s the last time you heard about a deranged gunman going on a shooting spree at a shooting range? Other than a spoof article on the Onion, a shooting range isn’t the preferred venue for a murderous shooting rampage.

John Hawkins | December 18, 2012

As baby boomers retire and health costs rise, this spending will mount. In 2010, there were 40 million Americans 65 and older. By 2020, that number is projected to be 55 million; by 2030, 72 million.

Thomas Sowell | December 18, 2012

Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of "gun control" advocates?

Chuck Norris | December 18, 2012

What the White House is telling you is how it wants to raise taxes on high-income earners to raise revenue to run Washington.

David Limbaugh | December 18, 2012

I can't imagine anything more painful for a person than the loss of one's child, and so I won't pretend that I can adequately express the horror of the savage murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Mona Charen | December 18, 2012

In the wake of past mass shootings, when the "national conversation" has focused exclusively on guns, I have argued that our appallingly inadequate mental health system was a better subject of reform. At least half of the shooters in the rampage killings that are ripping our hearts out are young men with serious mental illnesses, and our system has neither the legal nor the financial resources to get them the treatment and/or restraint that they, and we, desperately need.

Neal Boortz | December 18, 2012

The first I heard of the horrific shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton was from the security guard at the gate returning to my home in Naples.

Cal Thomas | December 18, 2012

Trying to explain an evil act like the one that killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is on a par with explaining how the universe was formed.

Dennis Prager | December 18, 2012

From the moment Americans learned of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre last Friday, the entire left -- editorialists, columnists, broadcasters, politicians -- used the occasion to promote one idea: gun control.

Pat Buchanan | December 18, 2012

"No set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society."

Debra J. Saunders | December 18, 2012

Does Washington pass a bad law just to do something, anything, even something that doesn't enhance public safety?

John Ransom | December 18, 2012

Outmaneuvered, outsmarted and outrageous, the new, old, white face of the GOP, Mr. Speaker Boehner, isn’t negotiating with Barack Obama on the myth called the fiscal cliff. Rather, he’s capitulating. And so, there will be no GOP elephants scaling the snow-covered Appalachians to fight out the budget battle on the Potomac. Not since the poilus surrendered to Hitler in 45 days, has an opponent backed up so much talk with so little fight.

Phyllis Schlafly | December 18, 2012

While President Obama and Speaker John Boehner are wrestling with whether or not they will agree to raise taxes, United Nations delegates partying in Doha, Qatar are planning to impose a new kind of tax on Americans.

Bill Murchison | December 18, 2012

The notion of the president as comforter-in-chief fits snugly with the notion of political "solutions" -- e.g., gun control -- to essentially moral and theological problems -- e.g., schoolhouse massacres.

Kyle Olson | December 18, 2012

Government transparency is a critical tool in the public’s accountability arsenal, so long as the public can afford it.

Susan Stamper Brown | December 18, 2012

With emotions running high in response to the heart wrenching events that took place at the Sandy Hook Elementary School December 14, many of my liberal friends and family members believe now is the perfect time for gun control legislation.

Chris Poindexter | December 18, 2012

Notice the similar flat spot in 2008 where we heard the very same type of gloom and doom pronouncements about gold that we’re hearing today.

Bill Tatro | December 18, 2012

P.T. would have been very proud of the way the President, the Speaker of the House, the Majority Leader of the Senate, and the mainstream media have utilized the glitter of the “fiscal cliff” in order to distract people from the “big top” to the “sideshow.”

Mon, Dec 17, 2012

Byron York | December 17, 2012

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was widely mocked when she said of Obamacare, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” At the time, March 2010, Pelosi's words accurately described the Democrats' just-get-it-done approach to passing a national health care bill. But now it turns out Pelosi was wrong. In fact, we have to implement Obamacare so that you can find out what is in it.

Tim Phillips | December 17, 2012

There was a moment last week when our first amendment rights were trampled on, when individuals who didn’t want to let us speak physically tried to make us stop. In videos that have made the rounds on YouTube, pro union protestors vandalized our property, tore down our Americans for Prosperity tent endangering the safety of some of our members inside, and sought to intimidate us to leave.

Tony Katz | December 17, 2012

Without waiting for the facts to emerge about the Newtown massacre, the usual combination of political and Hollywood elites, along with progressive social media types moved in to place the blame for this horror squarely on the National Rifle Association, calling the organization and its members murderers, and ironically calling for them to be shot.

Rich Galen | December 17, 2012

There is nothing good about the Newtown, Connecticut shootings. President Obama said what I thought my President should have said and the way I wanted my president to have said it in his remarks there last night.

Kurt Schlichter | December 17, 2012

For once I agree with liberals. It’s high time to have a conversation about guns. Let’s start with the problem that there are far too few guns on our streets.

Ken Blackwell | December 17, 2012

Last May, the world was treated to an unprecedented spectacle. President Obama was meeting in Seoul, South Korea, with leaders of the G-8 (G-10? G-20?) He was caught on a live mic talking with then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. Mr. Obama wanted no disturbances in foreign policy to roil the waters. He wanted smooth sailing to re-election in November.

Kevin Glass | December 17, 2012

Comedian Adam Carolla has never been one to censor what comes out of his mouth. The gift of gab took him from humble beginnings in economically destitute North Hollywood to dizzying heights inthe entertainment industry, where he could afford to move a few miles away.

Michael Barone | December 17, 2012

Democrats in Washington declare that they will absolutely, positively allow no changes whatever in the nation's unsustainable entitlement programs -- Social Security and Medicare.

Star Parker | December 17, 2012

Now, suddenly, the Tea Party is everybody’s whipping boy. Liberals, in the wake of the election, gloat about what they see as liberalism’s return to the mainstream and good riddance to the end of the Republican “extremists.”

Katie Kieffer | December 17, 2012

We wish each other "peace on earth." Wishing is not enough. We must act on this wish by promoting capitalism on earth.

Terry Paulson | December 17, 2012

Thomas Jefferson warned us, "I, however, place economy among the first and most important Republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt... I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple."

Michael Brown | December 17, 2012

In the aftermath of the Newtown massacre, as family members and friends of the slain and wounded suffer unspeakable agony, people around the world are asking, “Where was God?” But very few are asking, “Is God hurting too?”

Bruce Bialosky | December 17, 2012

It is clear Republican failed to capture the votes of Hispanics, Asians and other groups. So let’s take a look at where they are and what they need to do.

John Ransom | December 17, 2012

As real-life mobster and union delegate Henry Hill explained in the movie Goodfellas: “Business bad? F-- you, pay me. Oh, you had a fire? F-- you, pay me. Place got hit by lightning huh? F-- you, pay me."

Dan Holler | December 17, 2012

The Republican Party is in the midst of some impressive political jiu-jitsu. Not only are they conducting their own post-election autopsy, but simultaneously they have convinced well-funded outside groups to spend money defending their unilateral proposal to raise taxes.

Matt Barber | December 17, 2012

In light of the horrific developments in Newtown, Conn. – developments so sorrowful that no words will do – I felt it only appropriate to pull my regular column for this week. I offer, instead, the only words I can at this inexpressibly mournful time: A simple prayer.

Chris Poindexter | December 17, 2012

I’d like to be able to tell you that I’m optimistic about gold prices next week but, if there’s no good reason for the selling that’s been going on the last three weeks, how can I honestly try to tell you next week will be better?

Tad DeHaven | December 17, 2012

Meanwhile, private sector workers – the people whose taxes pay for the salaries and benefits of federal workers – are still dealing with the aftermath of an economic downturn caused in large part by federal policies.

Shawn Mitchell | December 17, 2012

How late is sunrise these days? I’m pretty sure all the SUVs that Americans drive are sapping kinetic energy from earth's inertia, thus slowing its rotation and delaying the light. Beware of Global Slowing.

Sun, Dec 16, 2012

Jeff Jacoby | December 16, 2012

FERTILITY IN AMERICA has been declining for years. According to the Pew Research Center, the nation's birth rate hit an all-time low in 2011 – just 63 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age. It was almost twice as high – 123 births per 1,000 women – at the peak of the Baby Boom in 1957.

Austin Hill | December 16, 2012

Are the President and the Congress trying to send our economy in to a recession?

Doug Giles | December 16, 2012

My heart is sick. I feel so sorry for the children who were murdered, as well as the parents and loved ones of the slain kids and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. All of us here in the U.S.—who still have a soul—pray for those whose lives were just senselessly shattered.

Derek Hunter | December 16, 2012

I’ll leave it to others better suited to comment on the horror of Friday afternoon in Newtown, Conn. I am not yet a parent and would not presume to understand the emotions involved in something like this.

Debra J. Saunders | December 16, 2012

"Mandatory sentences breed injustice," Judge Roger Vinson told the New York Times.

John Ransom | December 16, 2012

You are on to something here: Of course, you’re liberal and the fact that you have a point is accidental and unintentional. But you have made an effective case why tax rates on corporations should be lower, rather than higher.

Steve Chapman | December 16, 2012

Some people love right-to-work laws, and some people really hate them. The reaction in Michigan when Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed one has been not only spirited but downright violent at times.

Rich Tucker | December 16, 2012

Calvin Coolidge once announced that “the business of America is business.” That’s not as true today, when American businesses are often portrayed as the bad guys, causing problems that require big government solutions.

Kevin McCullough | December 16, 2012

There are just some things children should never see.

Paul Kengor | December 16, 2012

The latest unemployment figures are again depressing, but not for the usual reasons. They provide further confirmation of Barack Obama’s fundamental transformation of America, specifically through his creation of a growing government class.

Michael Youssef | December 16, 2012

There used to be a saying that went: “As goes England, so goes America.

Tad DeHaven | December 16, 2012

Michael Schuyler, now with the Tax Foundation, examines the analogy between Greece and the USPS in a paper that was released on Monday.

Marita Noon | December 16, 2012

in the past seven years, America has flipped from a potential liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer, to an exporter. Energy companies have proposed 16 projects to export LNG to Europe and Asia.Yet the Obama Administration has only approved one export terminal—stalling the economic development the remaining 15 projects would create.

Mark Baisley | December 16, 2012

For the first time ever, I actually appreciate that my wife keeps the television pegged on The Food Network so I don’t have to dwell on the bewilderment of senseless mass murder.

Stewart Scott | December 16, 2012

The group has killed roughly 770 people this year, leading many to conclude that Boko Haram has become more dangerous.

Paul Jacob | December 16, 2012

If politics is the art of the possible, how come politicians spend most of their time on attempting the impossible, and declaring the possible infeasible?