Sun, Jan 27, 2013

Debra J. Saunders | January 27, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown gives great speeches with unusual quotes that never let the listener forget he is a former seminarian.

Sat, Jan 26, 2013

John Hawkins | January 26, 2013

Liberalism offers up a utopian vision of the world and then invites its practitioners to feel good about themselves for embracing it.

John Ransom | January 26, 2013

Since it’s unrealistic to expect politicians to make meaningful cuts in government spending, we need to get back the $19 trillion in private GDP that politicians today are so happily squandering through myriad government schemes.

John C. Goodman | January 26, 2013

Am I the only one who thinks it is immoral to bring children into the world if you don't have the means to support them? I must be one of the few.

Kathryn Lopez | January 26, 2013

We've been wandering in the desert for 40 years, declared Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley. It was an ever-present reflection during the week that marked four decades of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion.

Paul Driessen | January 26, 2013

Radical activists launch more attacks on oil sands, Keystone pipeline, jobs and revenues

Ed Feulner | January 26, 2013

“Entrepreneurs must be allowed to retain the wealth they create,” writes George Gilder, author of Wealth and Poverty, “because only they, collectively, can possibly know how to invest it productively among the millions of existing businesses and the innumerable visions of new enterprise in the world economy.” Money flows to those who can use it best and create the most value.

Kyle Olson | January 26, 2013

The Milwaukee Teachers Education Association is distributing a flyer to its members, encouraging them to attend a series of “Healing Racism Workshops.”

Night Watch | January 26, 2013

The DPRK NDC, the most powerful entity in North Korea, threatened the United States in the statement it issued denouncing a recent UN Security Council resolution.

Stewart Scott | January 26, 2013

The recent jihadist attack on the Tigantourine natural gas facility near In Amenas, Algeria, and the subsequent hostage situation there have prompted some knee-jerk discussions among media punditry.

Mike Shedlock | January 26, 2013

There is a good chance Italy's third largest bank may be nationalized, and an even larger chance this will affect national elections coming up in February.

Charles Payne | January 26, 2013

It's one thing to know the future is less bright because of our mountain of debt and policies that are gutting our competitiveness. It's another to simply fret about it without action.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 26, 2013

Meet Natalija. She’s from Lithuania, but she now lives in England, and she doubtlessly will inspire others to live entirely off the state.

Steve Deace | January 26, 2013

This week marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and since state-sanctioned slaughter via judicial fiat began at least 50 million Americans have been killed. Over the last 40 years there have been some eloquent attempts to win the defining moral argument of our age, but few have come close to being as effective as the one I’m sharing with you today.

Fri, Jan 25, 2013

Larry Kudlow | January 25, 2013

The story of the last quarter of the 20th century was of the absolute breakdown and end of the collectivist model. Collectivism was thrown into the dustbin of history by the weight of its own failure. Until Obama fished it out.

Frank Gaffney | January 25, 2013

This week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be making her swan song appearance on Capitol Hill, providing at last to Senate and House panels her testimony about the Benghazigate scandal. Under the circumstances, legislators may feel pressured to be deferential and to keep their questions more limited in scope and superficial rather than probing. For the good of the country, it is imperative that they resist going soft.

Oliver North | January 25, 2013

The Obama administration is changing the guard. Minutes after the president retook the oath of office, he formally submitted nominations for his new secretary of state, secretary of defense and CIA director.

Crystal Wright | January 25, 2013

What we learned from Hillary Clinton’s Congressional hearings on Benghazi was nothing.

Diana West | January 25, 2013

One day, I hope, Hillary Clinton's Benghazi hearings will stand as testament to the smoke-and-mirrors dangerousness of U.S. foreign policy, circa 2013 -- both as executed by the executive branch of government and as weakly grasped by the legislative branch.

Matt Towery | January 25, 2013

Speaker John Boehner finally declared this week that President Obama's goal over the next few years is to "annihilate" the GOP.

Phil Kerpen | January 25, 2013

In his first term, President Obama passed two of the most sweeping expansions of federal power in history. The first, his federal takeover of the health care system, narrowly survived at the Supreme Court thanks to the refashioning of its mandate into a tax by Chief Justice John Roberts. The second , his federal takeover of the financial system, may not fare as well.

Rich Galen | January 25, 2013

In the original version I said that Dee Dee Meyers was representing Jill Kelly. I was wrong - or, as we like to say - mistakes were made. Judy Smith head of Smith & Company is handling Mrs. Kelly. Ms. Meyers is representing Paula Broadwell.

Hugh Hewitt | January 25, 2013

On Saturday I will be debating Mark Kirkorian on immigration policy before the National Review Institute.

Michelle Malkin | January 25, 2013

The Washington, D.C., board of education earned widespread mockery this week when it proposed allowing high school students -- in the nation's own capital -- to skip a basic U.S. government course to graduate.

Mark Davis | January 25, 2013

The first line of attack in political battles is language. Getting people to phrase things your way is the first step to getting them to think your way.

Brent Bozell | January 25, 2013

The NBC series "Parenthood"' has drawn raves from TV critics this season for a storyline about a 40-something mother fighting cancer. Then on Jan. 1, NBC asked viewers to tune in the following Tuesday for an "unforgettable" new episode.

Jonah Goldberg | January 25, 2013

A lot of people in Washington apparently forgot how good Hillary Clinton is at not telling the truth.

David Limbaugh | January 25, 2013

Welcome to an America with liberalism in full ascendancy as golfer Phil Mickelson apologizes for doing nothing wrong while the Obama administration lambasts its opponents for justly demanding it apologize for doing plenty wrong on Benghazi.

Mona Charen | January 25, 2013

The Republican Party is picking up the pieces. Speaking of the ticket's loss for the first time since the election, Rep. Paul Ryan noted that many voters "don't think or know that we have good ideas" on fighting poverty and "helping people move up the ladder of life."

John Ransom | January 25, 2013

Crying? Fake crying now? That's what it's come to? After watching the performance of the folks in front of the US Senate, I’m beginning to have suspicions that some of the members of congress- and former members-just aren’t human.

Daniel Doherty | January 25, 2013

In an ideal world, Roe v. Wade -- perhaps the most insidious Supreme Court ruling since the infamous Dred Scott decision in 1857 -- would be overturned.

Pat Buchanan | January 25, 2013

"Second Term Begins With a Sweeping Agenda for Equality," ran the eight-column banner in which The Washington Post captured the essence of Obama's second inaugural.

Suzanne Fields | January 25, 2013

The diversity warriors, with no sense of humor and short on irony, keep looking for victims in all the old places. President Obama, advertising his inaugural address as a call to unity and a "coming together as one people," rounded up the usual suspects as if nothing in America had changed since Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.

Fred Wszolek | January 25, 2013

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Summary of Operations for fiscal year 2012, released last week, shows an agency that is significantly over-funded. In 2010, the Obama Administration increased the agency’s budget even though it previously operated with a fiscal year-end surplus.

Linda Chavez | January 25, 2013

With little discussion or fanfare, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women in combat that has been in effect for as long as there has been a U.S. military. Feminists and some women serving in the military are applauding the move as a victory for equal rights.

Donald Lambro | January 25, 2013

House Republican leaders seized the high ground this week in the furious battle to curb federal spending, forcing Senate Democrats to produce their first budget in nearly four years.

Kyle Olson | January 25, 2013

The Detroit News recently reported that union membership has declined five-tenths of a percentage point – 11.8 to 11.3 – in the workforce.

Charles Payne | January 25, 2013

Earlier this week a New Zealand politician, Gareth Morgan, asked his countrymen to get rid of housecats. Yes, your housecat is one of the most destructive killing machines on the planet, and environmentalists have taken notice.

Michael Youssef | January 25, 2013

Where can one look to find the ultimate hypocrisy today? One would think we could look to current politicians, among whom there is plenty of hypocrisy to go around.

Lincoln Brown | January 25, 2013

Kids die outside the womb and it is a tragedy. Kids die inside the womb and it is a “choice.”

Bill Tatro | January 25, 2013

As Apple announced the iPad mini, a less expensive iPhone, and even spread rumors about the iTV, the writing was on the wall that Apple’s great run was truly over.

Fritz Pfister | January 25, 2013

Holy sack of liberalism! Wasn’t that free Obamacare going to save all of us?

Political Calculations | January 25, 2013

We've long noted that there is a 2 to 3 week lag between events like this occurring to when it shows up in the new jobless claims data.

Mike Shedlock | January 25, 2013

Obamacare is going to raise the cost of healthcare. The savior of Consumers? Walmart.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 25, 2013

What’s more realistic: A unicorn, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or a successful government program?

Thu, Jan 24, 2013

Marybeth Hicks | January 24, 2013

In this 40th year of legalized abortion in America, Hollywood and Planned Parenthood want you to know abortion is no big deal.

Cliff May | January 24, 2013

Can we at least agree that reports of al-Qaeda’s death have been greatly exaggerated? You’ll recall that Peter Bergen, a director at the New America Foundation and the national-security analyst for CNN, began pronouncing AQ dead last summer.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | January 24, 2013

Fascinating. President Obama mentioned our Constitution in the first paragraph of his inaugural address, but in the same paragraph quoted from the Declaration of Independence, noting that we "articulated in a declaration" the following words.

Brent Bozell | January 24, 2013

Newsweek stopped its print edition at the end of 2012, but they still tried to scandalize the country by producing a fake cover honoring Obama's second inauguration as "The Second Coming."

Michael Barone | January 24, 2013

Commentators both left and right agree that Barack Obama's second inaugural speech Monday was highly partisan, with shout outs to his constituencies on the left and defiance of his critics on the right.

Victor Davis Hanson | January 24, 2013

Almost a decade ago, Europeans and many progressive Americans were lamenting how the United States was going to miss out on the 21st-century paradigm symbolized by the robust European Union.

Larry Elder | January 24, 2013

I do not have high hopes, given the way Ebony treats black non-liberals, that you will review my new book, "Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives, Eight Hours." It is, in the end, about the importance of fathers -- and the damage done to a child who grows up without one.

John Ransom | January 24, 2013

It seems to me not just ironic, but also poetic-and scary- that the ideology that considers death foolish for something as meaningful as liberty or freedom would promote death as a patriotic duty once death gets enshrined into their Bible known as the federal register.

Cal Thomas | January 24, 2013

Bill Clinton isn't often wrong when it comes to politics, but his assertion in his 1996 State of the Union Address that "the era of big government is over" was a bit premature. In light of President Obama's Second Inaugural Address, the era of big government has just begun.

Debra J. Saunders | January 24, 2013

"With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd they go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?" Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked the Senate Foreign Relations Committee...

Steve Chapman | January 24, 2013

Midway through his inaugural address, Barack Obama proclaimed, "A decade of war is now ending." A cynical listener might respond: "And a new decade of war is about to begin."

Kyle Olson | January 24, 2013

What does it take to get a teacher fired in the Palm Beach County school district? Consider the case of Palm Beach County school teacher Mary Maloney, who has been arrested at least four times on a variety of charges, including drunk driving and battery.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 24, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I elaborated on how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had at the time failed for three straight years to write up a budget in the Senate, thereby breaking the law three -- now four -- years running.

Bob Goldman | January 24, 2013

Despite my sensible approach to remaining as ignorant about health issues as I am about most other issues, I recently stumbled on a pithy Tara Parker-Pope article in The New York Times' AskWell column.

Mike Shedlock | January 24, 2013

Had Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy won reelection, he certainly would not be under investigation for illegally funding his campaign, nor would he be moving to England to avoid taxes.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 24, 2013

Politicians can increase spending, but simultaneously claim they are cutting spending because the budget could have expanded at an even faster pace.

Charles Payne | January 24, 2013

Last week OXFAM called for the elimination of extreme individual wealth by 2025 - All part of a plan to break capitalism in favor of a socialistic global economy.

Night Watch | January 24, 2013

The Chinese want stability in Northeast Asia, but the new leader in North Korea is not cooperating. The relationship is strained and probably will get tense.

Peter Schiff | January 24, 2013

On Monday we sent out correspondent Tom Elliott down to the National Mall to talk to the attendees at Obama's 2nd inaugural about the president's big plans to tackle climate change in his second term.

Political Calculations | January 24, 2013

We've identified the range of birth years that would correspond to the legal minimum (17) and maximum (45) ages of enlistment for military service in World War 2, along with a special range that corresponds to those who would have been 26 years old during the war - the average age of U.S. servicemen in the Second World War.

Wed, Jan 23, 2013

Ann Coulter | January 23, 2013

The good news is: Obama and the Senate Democrats have no intention of passing more idiotic gun legislation in response to the Newtown massacre. The bad news is that they also have no intention of passing any legislation about the mentally ill, which would actually do something to reduce these mass shootings.

Terry Jeffrey | January 23, 2013

When he stood before the world to deliver his first inaugural address four years ago, President Barack Obama proudly declared, "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers."

Jerry Newcombe | January 23, 2013

On January 22, 1973, seven robed men in Washington, D. C. decreed that abortion on demand is the new law of the land in these United States. With the bang of a gavel, they nullified virtually any state law at the time restricting abortion.

Judge Andrew Napolitano | January 23, 2013

Here is an uncomfortable pop quiz: Who has killed more children, Adam Lanza or Barack Obama? We'll hold off on the answer for a few paragraphs while we look at the state of governmental excess -- including killing -- in America. But you can probably guess the correct answer from the manner in which I have posed the question.

Rich Galen | January 23, 2013

President Barack Obama's inaugural address on Monday was a clear signal that he intends to steer the ship of state hard a-port. During the speech I Tweeted that it was "? Gettysburg, ? FDR, and ? State of the Union." The speech didn't have the traditional reach across the aisle to the other political party suggesting Republicans and Democrats are smart enough, dedicated enough, and patriotic enough to find common ground and make America a better place.

Armstrong Williams | January 23, 2013

As we mark the Second Inauguration of the first American black president, it is important to celebrate our successes in achieving the protection of civil rights for all people. But, sadly, this president has a terrible record on civil rights.

Michelle Malkin | January 23, 2013

America's downfall doesn't begin with the "low-information voter." It starts with the no-knowledge student.

John Stossel | January 23, 2013

Thanks, California! Thanks for your monstrous spending and absurd regulatory overreach! America needs you. We need Connecticut and Illinois, too! We need you the way we needed the Soviet Union, as models of failure, to warn us what happens if we believe those who say, "Government can."

Walter E. Williams | January 23, 2013

Let's look at experts. Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) was a mathematician and scientist. Newton has to be the greatest and most influential scientist who has ever lived. He laid the foundation for classical mechanics, and his genius transformed our understanding of science, particularly in the areas of physics, mathematics and astronomy. What's not widely known is that Newton spent most of his waking hours on alchemy; his experiments included trying to turn lead into gold. Though he wrote volumes on alchemy, after his death Britain's Royal Society deemed that they were "not fit to be printed."

Kurt Schlichter | January 23, 2013

For the liberal establishment, “political courage” means a politician spitting in the face of his conservative constituents. The President’s gun proposals demand such political courage, and we conservatives ought to be all for it.

Jonah Goldberg | January 23, 2013

In the early 1980s, transit officials in Washington couldn't figure out why traffic on the Beltway would grind to a near halt every day around the exact same time. The usual explanations didn't fit.

Bob Barr | January 23, 2013

As Barack Obama thrilled his supporters yesterday with his clarion call to action for the poor and the oppressed. Young people across the country -- though in numbers somewhat smaller than were enthralled by their leader's words four years ago -- nodded in agreement.

Neal Boortz | January 23, 2013

Please tell me this is some sort of a sick joke. Phil Mickelson is a professional golfer. He makes boatloads of money. Millions. What’s more, he makes boatloads of money for a lot of other people in the process, including generating massive contributions to charity. He’s a jobs creator and an engine of economic growth, as are many other pro golfers and athletes.

Michael Medved | January 23, 2013

The president could break the logjam in Washington and move toward a solution of all budgetary problems if he merely asked every American to contribute 2 cents.

Ben Shapiro | January 23, 2013

On Monday, President Barack Obama delivered a monumental address to the nation. It wasn't monumental in terms of rhetoric -- in fact, it wasn't even memorable. It was monumental because it signaled for the first time just how grand Obama's ambitions for the left are. No longer is the left content to wage a war against Constitutional principles on behalf of a Marxist philosophical system. Now they will attempt to convince the American people that Constitutional principles dictate Marxism.

Austin Bay | January 23, 2013

Four years ago, as his first term began, President Barack Obama ditched the name Global War on Terror (GWOT). Instead of fighting Al-Qaida-inspired terrorism around the world, the U.S. would conduct "overseas contingency operations" (OCO).

Paul Greenberg | January 23, 2013

Presidential inaugurations are milestones in American politics and even history. And they may indicate a lot more than how far we have come and may have to go.

Donald Lambro | January 23, 2013

If you thought President Obama's first term was one long, uninterrupted political brawl, the next four years will make that period look tame by comparison.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 23, 2013

The re-election of Barack Obama hasn't done anything to make more jobs available to Americans, and there is no indication that it will. America now has 23 million people who want a full-time job but can't find one.

Jacob Sullum | January 23, 2013

"The single most important thing we can do to prevent gun violence and mass shootings," President Obama said last week, "is to make sure those who would commit acts of violence cannot get access to guns." Toward that end, he wants to require background checks not just for sales by federally licensed firearms dealers (as under current law), but for all gun transfers except those between relatives.

Rich Tucker | January 23, 2013

In Washington, the best way to get good press is to announce you’re leaving. Case in point: Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (call him Jay), D-W.Va., is stepping down when his term ends. And The Washington Post makes haste to bring him laud.

Susan Stamper Brown | January 23, 2013

Oh, how far-removed we are from what now seems like the "innocent" Bill Clinton days when all we had to worry about was the various definitions of the word "is". And now, after watching President Obama's second term inaugural address, it is clear we have a president who calls into question the meaning of the word "liberty."

Kyle Olson | January 23, 2013

The radical teachers group Rethinking Schools published an article in its Winter 2012-2013 magazine titled, “Books About Contemporary Palestine for Children,” EAGnews.org reported.

Charles Payne | January 23, 2013

If the market had opened Monday it could have been rough sledding as President Obama came out swinging on taxes and entitlements and on grand global themes like the need for America to save the world from climate change.

Mike Shedlock | January 23, 2013

What if companies did not have to worry about Obamacare? What if they did not have to worry about training, sick-leave disruptions and weather-related disruptions? What if companies only had to pay $3.00 per hour, rivaling wages in China?

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 23, 2013

There's already evidence that California's new top tax rate is about to give the state a painful lesson on the Laffer Curve.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | January 23, 2013

Discussing these ideas should give your sister a bit more assurance in dealing with the financial aspects of a potential divorce.

John Browne | January 23, 2013

Coming during a time of supposed central bank cooperation, the decision to withdraw billions of dollars of bullion was bound to raise eyebrows.

Bill Tatro | January 23, 2013

During the obligatory pomp and circumstance of Obama’s recent inauguration ceremony, the Democrats added to the pageantry as they displayed front and center the so-called architect of the period of tax and tax, William Jefferson Clinton.

Ken Connor | January 23, 2013

In the wake of the brutal, senseless tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the gun control debate is once again aflame in Washington, D.C. Advocates of strict gun control laws are taking advantage of the visceral, emotional nature of the event to push their agenda, while the NRA and their adherents have been put on the defensive.

Ralph Benko | January 23, 2013

It was only a living room conversation. But: this living room conversation, earlier in the month, was between two clashing political titans: the co-founder of MoveOn.org, Joan Blades, and the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, the largest and most authentic of the Tea Party groups, Mark Meckler.

Tue, Jan 22, 2013

John Ransom | January 22, 2013

While our political and cultural elite like to pretend that there is a settled science that supports the notion that government creates "revenue” by Acts of Congress and the generosity of the Executive Office, once again they have it exactly backwards.

Paul Kengor | January 22, 2013

With Barack Obama’s second inauguration, liberals are touting an altogether new epoch: the end of the Reagan era.

Bill Murchison | January 22, 2013

What we now know is that an unabashed president elected by a slight majority of his countrymen means to go full throttle with the "progressive" agenda as his collaborators in the major media commonly owers identify the liberal agenda in its advanced form.

Michael Youssef | January 22, 2013

Today, there is widespread agreement that morality in America is deteriorating with breathtaking speed.

Rachel Marsden | January 22, 2013

The realities highlighted by the Oscar-nominated film "Zero Dark Thirty," which detailed the operation that ended with the killing of Osama bin Laden, don't begin and end with the debate over what some call "torture" as a means of obtaining intelligence.

Michael Brown | January 22, 2013

The president declared it. A pastor prayed it. And woe betide those who differ with this new reality announced at yesterday’s presidential inauguration: Gay is now an official social category as defined and tangible as black or white. Put another way, romantic attraction and sexual desire are now viewed as being as innate and immutable as skin color.

Cal Thomas | January 22, 2013

At last week's signing of "executive actions" designed to combat gun violence in America, President Obama, flanked by schoolchildren, said, "...when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now."

Thomas Sowell | January 22, 2013

The gun control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts.

Chuck Norris | January 22, 2013

This past week, I made an audio recording endorsing the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel's general election Tuesday, Jan. 22. I explained in the endorsement: "You might think I'm a tough guy in my films, but in a rough neighborhood like the Middle East, Israel has its own tough guy. His name is Bibi Netanyahu."

John Hawkins | January 22, 2013

Republicans who support amnesty are like global warming alarmists. They can't answer the most basic questions about what they believe.

David Limbaugh | January 22, 2013

Isn't it ironic that Republicans keep receiving advice to be more conciliatory and work with President Obama while President Obama not only is receiving the opposite advice but fully intends to be even more divisive in his second term?

Mona Charen | January 22, 2013

He swore his oath of office on Abraham Lincoln's Bible. He has asked to give the State of the Union address on Lincoln's birthday. He rode to Washington in 2009 on a train route similar to Lincoln's in 1861. He has compared his critics to Lincoln's critics.

Dennis Prager | January 22, 2013

For some years now, we have been told about a major division within American conservatism: fiscal conservatives vs. social conservatives. This division is hurting conservatism

Pat Buchanan | January 22, 2013

Rarely have second terms lived up to the hopes and expectations of presidents or their electorates.

Debra J. Saunders | January 22, 2013

As President Barack Obama's second term commences, I thought I'd write about the things I liked in his first term.

Paul Greenberg | January 22, 2013

"Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national debt."

Alan Sears | January 22, 2013

At the end of Camelot, a despondent King Arthur, on the eve of a terrible battle he is loathe to fight, encounters a cheerful young boy bent on joining his majesty’s forces for the fray.

Robert Knight | January 22, 2013

Leave it to Barack Obama to come into his inaugural weekend with a bang, and not just on guns. He’s made it clear that he intends more spending, more regulation, more radical appointees and less national defense in his second term.

Daniel Pipes | January 22, 2013

Were Barack Obama re-elected, I predicted two months before the Nov. 2012 presidential vote, "the coldest treatment of Israel ever by a U.S. president will follow."

Marvin Olasky | January 22, 2013

Abraham Lincoln, deeply troubled by four years of Civil War bloodletting, gave a great second inaugural address in 1865. By then Lincoln saw slavery as a terrible stench in God’s nostrils, so he mused about why God was taking so long to blow it away with His mighty breath.

Mike Shedlock | January 22, 2013

With 26% unemployment, as well as corruption and fraud at the highest levels in government, where is the breaking point in Spain?

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 22, 2013

Being better than California is not exactly a ringing endorsement of Texas fiscal policy. Taxpayers need to be vigilant regardless of where they live.

Jerry Bowyer | January 22, 2013

The Ruling Class of America is not up to the challenge of leading America in the world, partly because it has engaged for several generations now in a process of reverse merit selection.

Political Calculations | January 22, 2013

So the Fed's quantitative easing isn't behind the stock market rally. Instead, we can demonstrate that investor expectations for future dividends is behind it.

Dave Ramsey | January 22, 2013

Thirty-eight thousand dollars is a great gift. If someone handed me a check for that amount, I’d cash it in a heartbeat. But it’s not $380,000 or $3.8 million.

Bob Beauprez | January 22, 2013

Abortion -- and those children who were never born – exist in a place that is primarily out-of-sight and out-of-mind. Although legally protected, abortion is among the few unspeakables in American society.

Charles Payne | January 22, 2013

With this cloud hanging over our heads, it's no wonder this has become a dropout nation - a nation where hope fades as the clanging swords of discord get louder and louder.

Mon, Jan 21, 2013

Byron York | January 21, 2013

"You don't have to be a deficit hawk to be disturbed by the growing gap between revenues and expenses," said Sen. Barack Obama during a Nov. 3, 2005, debate on the Senate floor.

Cal Thomas | January 21, 2013

Baseball great Stan Musial died over the weekend. He was 92. He will be missed.

Rich Galen | January 21, 2013

For foreigners, the only thing nuttier than watching the way we elect our presidents is watching the way we inaugurate them.

Star Parker | January 21, 2013

The Rev. Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this year’s presidential inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of homosexuality.

Mike Adams | January 21, 2013

I’m getting sick and tired of the Obama administration using children selectively in order to help the president advocate his public policy positions.

John Ransom | January 21, 2013

Don’t we mere mortals know that our puny powers of reason and deduction are impervious to the powers granted to the Society of Ethical Geophysicists by the government of the United Nations?

Katie Kieffer | January 21, 2013

The way to end abortion is to show women that abortion strips them of freedom. Abortion does not preserve choice; abortion pollutes choice.

Rachel Alexander | January 21, 2013

"True conservatives” will tear apart other conservatives not on the issues, but on personality and connections.

Bruce Bialosky | January 21, 2013

When people reminisce about what America used to be like, some act scornfully toward us. They say living in a Donna Reed world was great for a few, but that there were many suffering souls. The way our country is today makes some of us long for those days which seemed so innocent compared to the harsh, cruel, coarse, and sometimes murderous days we exist in today.

Wayne Allyn Root | January 21, 2013

Today is Obama’s second swearing in, and despite what the Obama-adoring, Kool-Aid- drinking liberal mainstream media tells you, this is a day for sadness, not celebration. It's time to mourn for what Obama is doing to America....and even worse, for what he has planned for the next four years.

Dan Holler | January 21, 2013

Four years ago, President Barack Obama told a captive nation that change would come. Change did indeed come to America, but not the change many people envisioned.

Kyle Olson | January 21, 2013

A Wisconsin school board candidate appeared to display poor judgment when he posted a picture of himself on Facebook in 2011 brandishing a knife in a Kenosha high school classroom and pointing it towards a girl’s throat, EAGnews.org reported.

Michael Brown | January 21, 2013

Lance Armstrong has gone from being one of America’s most celebrated athletes to one of the most disgraced athletes of all time, from an inspiration to millions to a laughingstock to the world. What can we learn from this debacle in light of his recent confessions?

Matt Barber | January 21, 2013

Although it certainly wasn’t Oscar material, I still love the 1989 film “Erik the Viking,” starring, among others, Tim Robbins, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt and John Cleese. It’s a campy British comedy-fantasy about a band of misfit Vikings on a quest to reach Valhalla.

Crystal Wright | January 21, 2013

Watching the movie Lincoln, I thought there were some similarities between President Abraham Lincoln and President Barack Obama. Both men were popular during their times. During the film, Mary Todd Lincoln pleads with her husband not to squander his popularity with the American people by forcing Congress to pass the 13th amendment ending slavery as the Civil War was already coming to an end.

Marita Noon | January 21, 2013

Kerry should receive some tough questions regarding his green energy investments and his ability to profit, as Secretary of State, from his support of a climate change agenda.

Gina Loudon | January 21, 2013

When liberals got involved in healthcare you knew they'd start with bolstering patient privacy in order to one day end patient privacy.

Bob Beauprez | January 21, 2013

Three years ago, Feulner announced his intentions to retire from Heritage in early 2013. The anticipation over who would be named his successor ended last month with the announcement of South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint.

Mike Shedlock | January 21, 2013

It's a world gone mad when central banks act as if increased debt is the answer to every problem. Japan has had increased national debt for over two decades and they certainly are not better off because of it.

Shawn Mitchell | January 21, 2013

The protégé of Bill Ayers has much bigger fish to blow up than his mentor dreamed of. Buildings are insignificant. Obama wants to blow up the wall of Americans’ skepticism and vigilance against an overreaching, smothering federal government.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 21, 2013

And he fired his finger more than once? That might mean he has a semi-automatic finger! Oh, the horror.

Political Calculations | January 21, 2013

If not for the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing programs, the share of the U.S. national debt held by foreign entities would have increased to 41.7%, with the bulk of the foreign acquisitions going to China.

Janet M. LaRue | January 21, 2013

The battle to demonize the National Rifle Association became a religious crusade when the Rev. Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners and “progressive” spiritual advisor to President Obama, convened some clergy for a witch trial.

Michael Barone | January 21, 2013

Have the House Republicans come up with a winning strategy on the debt ceiling and spending cuts? Or just a viable one? Maybe so.

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Rich Galen | January 20, 2013

For foreigners, the only thing nuttier than watching the way we elect our Presidents is watching the way we inaugurate them.

Political Calculations | January 20, 2013

We had forecast that real GDP would be recorded at $13,602.8 billion in terms of constant 2005 U.S. dollars, and the BEA's third estimate came in at $13,652.6 billion - a difference of $49.8 billion, or within 0.04% of the BEA's last recorded figure.

Derek Hunter | January 20, 2013

Who hasn’t laughed at the revelation that Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o had a “fake” girlfriend? I meant to spend five minutes on the subject on my radio show and ended up doing an hour.

John Ransom | January 20, 2013

In the first half of the 20th Century, Communism and Socialism were treated by scientists as rational, settled economic sciences. We know today, after a full century of failures that the basis of those theories was incorrect. So, of course, that’s one explanation why liberals are so ready to embrace them again.

Austin Hill | January 20, 2013

Americans far too often trivialize our nation’s public policy. The Super Bowl is about “my team versus your team,” but debates about the laws and policies of our country are far more important.

Doug Giles | January 20, 2013

First off, dipsticks, the Second Amendment has nada to do with hunting. The founding fathers weren’t worried about their right to put the bam to Bambi (although we should be because progressives hate hunting and would love nothing more than to bring that activity to a grinding halt). If you don’t believe me, just corner one of these little darlings and ask them what they think about hunting.

Steve Chapman | January 20, 2013

As recreational drugs go, marijuana is relatively benign. Unlike alcohol, it doesn't stimulate violence or destroy livers. Unlike tobacco, it doesn't cause lung cancer and heart disease. The worst you can say is that it produces intense, unreasoning panic. Not in users, but in critics.

Kyle Olson | January 20, 2013

Many school districts allow employees to accrue unused sick days without limit and cash them out upon retirement.

Brian Birdnow | January 20, 2013

Last week the inside pages of the daily newspapers mentioned something that should alarm every American taxpayer. The little noted expiration of the two year old payroll tax break of 2011-12, and the consequent increase of the Social Security payroll tax from 4.2% of wages paid to 6.2% of wages paid became effective on New Years Day, 2013.

Alex Cortes | January 20, 2013

In terms of lives lost, the daily number of abortions equates to having almost 150 Newtowns every single day for an entire year for 40 straight years.

David Sterman | January 20, 2013

When investors have sought to gain exposure to less developed economies, they've largely focused on Brazil, Russia, India and China, mostly ignoring the dynamic growth that has been taking place beyond the "global top 20."

Mike Shedlock | January 20, 2013

It's time to implement national right-to-work laws and put an end to public union collective bargaining nationally.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 20, 2013

The pencil-neck bureaucrats in Pennsylvania are jealous that their neighbors are getting a lot of attention, so they’ve branded a five-year old girl as a terrorist threat for talking about her pink toy gun that shoots bubbles.

George Friedman | January 20, 2013

The United States cannot fight a war against radical Islamism and win, and it certainly cannot be the sole actor in a war waged primarily in the Eastern Hemisphere.

Stewart Scott | January 20, 2013

In 2013, violence in Mexico likely will remain a significant threat nationwide to bystanders, law enforcement, military and local businesses. Overall levels of violence decreased during 2011, but cartel operations and competition continued to afflict several regions of Mexico throughout 2012.

Mark Baisley | January 20, 2013

Martin Luther King is an American original whose very public and consistent priorities elude the annual attempts by political parties to claim him as their favorite son.

Paul Jacob | January 20, 2013

We are heading down the road to ruin -- in overdrive.

Debra J. Saunders | January 20, 2013

Like a lot of Californians, Stockton businessman Matt Davies, 34, expected that when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, the new administration would not prosecute medical marijuana dispensaries operating under a law passed by California voters in 1996.