Sat, Mar 02, 2013

John Hawkins | March 02, 2013

Is Barack Obama the Vladimir Lenin of American Presidents? No, Lenin was competent in an evil sort of way. Obama is more like Leonid Brezhnev: an ultra left-wing, belligerent doofus who isn't laughed at by the general population primarily because the mainstream media liberals say nice things about him out of fear that they'll end up in a gulag if they're too harsh.

John C. Goodman | March 02, 2013

The Democratic Party has two reliable groups of adherents: the rich and the poor.

John Ransom | March 02, 2013

Like America’s long decline into fiscal stupidity, Detroit’s problems didn’t have their start in the fiscal crisis of 2008. A combination union greed, corporate gluttony, short-sighted thinking from politicians at the federal, state and local level have combined to create a soup of fiscal insolvency.

Kathryn Lopez | March 02, 2013

Here in the hall, she casts an unlikely silhouette -- unassuming in a lineup of proud stares, challenging us once more to look up and draw strength from stillness.

Paul Greenberg | March 02, 2013

The surgeon general of the United States needn't be a surgeon. And he may be a general -- or admiral -- only in name. The rank is essentially a civil office -- despite the dress whites and gold braid.

Ed Feulner | March 02, 2013

“Sequester.” It’s a word that used to come up rarely. And it nearly always referred to a jury being locked away to deliberate a verdict.

Mike Shedlock | March 02, 2013

Investor's Business Daily has an interesting chart showing the Wage Recession is worse than the jobs drought. I can show it's even worse.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 02, 2013

Is the Washington Post so biased and/or clueless that reporters really think that a 1.2 percent reduction in overall spending for the current fiscal year (which means the federal budget would still be larger than it was last year) represents a “sledgehammer of budget cuts”?

Dave Ramsey | March 02, 2013

Remember the tale of “The Tortoise and The Hare”? Every time I read that story, the tortoise wins.

Steve Deace | March 02, 2013

Journey back with me, if you will, to a simpler time. To a dark and ominous period known as American history up until now.

Krista Kafer | March 02, 2013

Remember back in 2011 when radio broadcaster and end-of-the-world prognosticator Harold Camping predicted the world’s end on October 21 yet the day passed with nary a sign of Armageddon?

Night Watch | March 02, 2013

Warmly welcoming him, Kim Jong Un let Rodman sit next to him. Rodman and the Globetrotters are the first Americans to meet and dine with Kim Jong Un and his wife.

Peter Schiff | March 02, 2013

Growing rumors last month of a potential "tightening" of monetary policy - seemingly confirmed by the Fed minutes released on Feb. 20th - have spooked the precious metals markets, leading to a 5.8% correction in gold and 10.2% in silver. However, these fears are preposterous on two counts.

Jerry Bowyer | March 02, 2013

The biggest divergence in return occurs in the simulation which varies the country mix away from the standard industry approach of capital weighting.

Charles Payne | March 02, 2013

Hold off on the Harlem Shake for now. The Dow Jones industrial Average came tantalizingly close to clearing the old all-time high, but it stalled like one of those reality television shows that uses the same gimmicky build up before going to commercial break.

Fri, Mar 01, 2013

Todd Starnes | March 01, 2013

Officials at a Florida college ordered a group of students to shut down a Bible study they were holding in the privacy of a dorm room – because it violated the rules.

Ryan Yonk | March 01, 2013

Every fiscal crisis is an opportunity to play budget games. This week’s panicked attempts by Congress to deal with the sequester presents a special opportunity for federal agencies to remind the public just how addicted the agencies are to federal spending. These reactions are all part of a predictable pattern, from Leon Panetta crying out that America’s security will be placed at severe risk to the White House claiming that over 40,000 teaching jobs will be lost.

Matthew Bowman | March 01, 2013

Democratic consultant Jason Stanford of the Huffington Post thinks he has made a scientific discovery by claiming “birth control doesn’t cause abortions.” And he thinks opponents of ObamaCare’s abortion-pill mandate should throw in the towel.

Scottie Hughes | March 01, 2013

If you’re looking to see what a policy of liberalism can do to a city, look no further then Rock City. Despite one of the most aggressive ECD campaigns featuring celebrities Eminem, Jeff Daniels and Tim Allen, not even Hollywood can save Detroit from going broke.

Diana West | March 01, 2013

One last question about newly confirmed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Why?

Todd Starnes | March 01, 2013

I’m writing these words from deep inside my sequestration bunker – bracing for the impact of a three percent budget cut that President Obama said would cause our nation to fall into ruin.

Rich Galen | March 01, 2013

Well, well, well. Here we are. March first. Sequester Day. America Held Hostage; Day One. President Obama has been crisscrossing the country proclaiming the dire effects of March 1 if the Republicans in the House didn't bow to his demands.

Oliver North | March 01, 2013

The screeching you hear in Washington is the sound of politicians slamming their mouths into reverse as they back away from their previous positions on the misnamed "budget sequester." For weeks now, we have been told that an $85 billion reduction in the rate of increase in federal spending -- a 2.4 percent cut -- will have devastating consequences for our nation.

Michelle Malkin | March 01, 2013

Despite the best efforts of vigilant parents, teachers and administrators committed to academic excellence, progressive activists reign supreme in government schools.

Mark Davis | March 01, 2013

For a man unknown to most of America a month ago, Dr. Ben Carson is suddenly everywhere.

Jonah Goldberg | March 01, 2013

What can you do with a man like Chris Christie?

David Limbaugh | March 01, 2013

It's most gratifying that people are beginning to wake up to the bullying tactics of the White House toward those in the press who occasionally stray from the government-owned media model, but this has been going on for a while.

John Ransom | March 01, 2013

I leave the lovers' quarrel between Woodward and the White House to others. The fascinating thing is how many other rats have been willing to gang-up on Obama, suddenly, over sequestration and the rough-and-tumble stuff that Obama regularly practices with the press.

Mona Charen | March 01, 2013

Responding to the Obama administration's operatic warnings of catastrophe for Meals on Wheels for the elderly, Head Start, meat inspections, air traffic controllers, and police, fire, and 911 operators if the government reduces the rate of increase of federal spending by 2 percent, radio host Chris Plante offered the following suggestion: "Since this two percent obviously covers all essential government spending, let's cut the other 98 percent!"

Suzanne Fields | March 01, 2013

Conservatives usually have a few bones to pick with Hollywood over the Academy Awards. Not content with merely opening it, Hollywood pushes the envelope, often with questionable taste and mockery of common values.

Linda Chavez | March 01, 2013

When one of Washington's most distinguished journalists -- Bob Woodward -- accuses the White House of rewriting history, even liberals should take note. And when the White House responds by threatening him, you would think the story would become a national scandal. What makes the story even more important is that it deals with an issue that has dominated the news in recent weeks: the Draconian budget cuts that will take effect on March 1 unless a last-minute deal is reached in Congress.

Paul Greenberg | March 01, 2013

Here we go again. And again. And again. ... For in Washington, every day is Groundhog Day. And now, once again, the country is speeding toward the dreaded ... Fiscal Cliff! Not to mention Catastrophe, Chaos and Collapse. Or maybe Stalemate, Train Wreck, Dysfunction or whatever your favorite clich may be. So quick, get the scare headlines back in type. The Great Tax vs. Spend Debate is on again, if it ever went away. With each side blaming the Coming and Constant Crisis on the other.

Donald Lambro | March 01, 2013

Americans are by nature an optimistic, hopeful people, but the persistently dismal economy of the Obama years has crushed that spirit to debilitating levels.

John Andrews | March 01, 2013

When a prominent man says he is stepping down to spend more time with his family, it’s usually a fib. He invokes the family as a fig leaf for failure, embarrassed to admit the horse bucked him off.

Stewart Scott | March 01, 2013

People sometimes obsess over the potential threat posed by terrorist attacks that could include chemical weapons, electromagnetic pulses or dirty bombs. Yet they tend to discount the less exciting but very real threats.

Night Watch | March 01, 2013

A familiar Chinese pattern appears to be emerging. China's public diplomacy concerning North Korea appears more lenient than its direct treatment of North Korea.

Mike Shedlock | March 01, 2013

Ultimately, Fed policies, fractional reserve lending, and Congressional spending are the real culprits in this mess.

Mark W. Hendrickson | March 01, 2013

The Pentagon’s budget occupies center stage in the sequestration drama. Defense spending comprises approximately 18 percent of the 2013 federal budget, but it accounts for 50 percent of federal spending cuts stipulated in the sequestration agreement.

Bill Tatro | March 01, 2013

According to Keynesian theory, the reason that Japanese consumers (and any other worldwide shoppers for that matter) are not spending is because of a lack of money and/or credit (the real definition of deflation.) So, the obvious reason (secret) is to do what the U.S. is currently doing, namely quantitative easing. Of course, they give it a catchy name like “monetary strategy.”

Fritz Pfister | March 01, 2013

Perhaps you remember the rich history of Chicago? Obama reminds me of a fellow named Capone who sent out his version of Holder, Napolitano, Panetta, and LaHood to tell people; say nice business you got here, be a shame anything happens to it.

Charles Payne | March 01, 2013

I've stated several times that my optimism for individual companies and their underlying share prices is because of the strength in the global economy.

Frank Turek | March 01, 2013

In yesterday’s column, I listed some of the benefits that natural marriage provides children and society. But some claim that promoting natural marriage exclusively violates the rights of people who are attracted to the same sex. That’s not true. The three P’s will help us see why.

John Browne | March 01, 2013

Singapore, alone, has been able to sustain genuine economic growth in the context of a strong national currency.

Jeff Crouere | March 01, 2013

So, what do you get for the man who has everything? How about an Oscar? It makes sense for Barack Obama is a glorified actor portraying a President.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 01, 2013

If you’re an amoral person with political connections, it’s possible to make a lot of money.

Pat Buchanan | March 01, 2013

"Why did the Soviet Union disintegrate? Why did the Soviet Communist Party collapse? An important reason was that their ideals and convictions wavered," China's new leader, Xi Jinping, told a closed meeting of party elite in Guangdong province.

Thu, Feb 28, 2013

Cliff May | February 28, 2013

Two points are vital to understanding the sanctions being imposed on Iran: They are unlikely to succeed — if success is defined as stopping the regime’s rulers from developing nuclear weapons — yet they are an essential component of any serious and strategic policy mix. Let us count the ways.

Todd Starnes | February 28, 2013

The head of a conservative student organization at DePaul University has been sanctioned by the university and could be expelled after he released the names of vandals who destroyed a pro-life flag display.

Scottie Hughes | February 28, 2013

In an ideal situation, the fake “Tea Party” candidate would actually be successful in their primary bid, and then lose in the general election.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | February 28, 2013

"First you win the argument -- then you win the vote," is the now well-known quote from Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. President Ronald Reagan was the last Republican president who understood and used that strategy.

Michael Barone | February 28, 2013

Barack Obama is said to believe that he can win the political fight over the sequester. That's certainly the conventional wisdom.And there is some evidence to support it. When you ask voters who will be to blame if the sequester occurs, Obama or "congressional Republicans," they're much more likely to say they'll blame the latter.

Victor Davis Hanson | February 28, 2013

Republicans and Democrats are blaming one another for impending cuts to the defense budget brought about by sequestration.

Larry Elder | February 28, 2013

Weeks before the Oscars, Sony Pictures, the studio behind "Zero Dark Thirty," put out this statement: "We are outraged that any responsible member of the Academy would use their voting status in (the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences) as a platform to advance their own political agenda. The film should be judged free of partisanship. To punish an artist's right of expression is abhorrent. This community, more than any other, should know how reprehensible that is."

John Ransom | February 28, 2013

While it’s temping to blame the entire financial mess on the president, I subscribe to the Occam’s Razor theory. It says that the most logical explanation, more often than not, is the right one. Sooooo…that’s why I DO blame the president.

Michael Reagan | February 28, 2013

Our campaigner in chief is running around the country pushing for higher taxes and no spending cuts and crying, "The federal sky will fall!" if Congress doesn't stop the puny 10 percent sequester from happening.

Cal Thomas | February 28, 2013

In an interview I conducted with him on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Ryan told me he believes a majority of Americans will come to understand how bad the debt is after the rhetoric gives way to reality.

Debra J. Saunders | February 28, 2013

When Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., met with the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board last week, she said reasonable people could pass a bill to apply $85 billion in sequester cuts more surgically. Too bad she's a member of Congress.

Matt Towery | February 28, 2013

The Wall Street Journal of Feb. 27 tells the story in its own headlines. On page C1, the story was, "JPMorgan Pulls Belt Tight," while on C3 the headline read, "Wall Street's Bonus Pool Hits $20 Billion." If that doesn't describe this crazy false recovery we are allegedly undergoing, nothing does.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 28, 2013

I have long contended that public policy issues are as complicated as they appear because the giants of Capitol Hill like it that way, particularly the giants of the left. Bills can be written more simply. Decisions can be phrased with a certain lucidity. Yet, if they were, the electorate would mull them over and, after a cup of coffee, make a decision on them. As things stand today, with talk of budget imbalance and of esoteric matters such as "sequestration," voters scratch their heads, blink their eyes and walk away. Who gives a hoot? It is time for my morning nap, perhaps, two naps.

Steve Chapman | February 28, 2013

If you're a football fan, you've seen it happen. A coach bursts into prominence by using offensive or defensive innovations to produce victory after victory, championship after championship.

Night Watch | February 28, 2013

One person, one vote elections in a country whose population is predominantly under-educated fundamentalist Muslims means the Brotherhood or even stricter Islamist groups will control the government every time.

Bill Tatro | February 28, 2013

The NASA budget cut is most bothersome since the prime directive was to inspire Islamists worldwide about their role in space exploration.

Frank Turek | February 28, 2013

Pascal said, “People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.” So-called marriage “equality” is attractive. Who could be against equality?

Jerry Newcombe | February 28, 2013

It seems like political conservatives are in the wilderness right now. Having been beaten in the November 2012 elections and fracturing even more since, some are turning on each other.

Mike Shedlock | February 28, 2013

As expected (in this corner but certainly not from economic cheerleaders masquerading as economists), eurozone retail sales are plunging across the board, even in Germany.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 28, 2013

I’m normally not a fan of the media, but every so often you find examples of real journalism. Here are some powerful, well-done stories from local TV stations.

Bob Goldman | February 28, 2013

You just learned that the Internet colossus that is Yahoo has decided to reel in all those workers who had previously been allowed to work at home in their jam-jams. According to a ukase from the company's new leader, Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's open-door policy has been shut.

Hal Scherz | February 28, 2013

These same governors who disagreed so emphatically with Obamacare, when presented with the promise of “free money” from the federal government to grow the number of patients on Medicaid, have little problem with this.

Charles Payne | February 28, 2013

Part of the fear-mongering campaign is to insult people that think independently of the hype and conventional wisdom. To that end, we hear about the devastation of global warming based largely on economic loss. Of course man is moving into areas where people never lived before and the replacement cost for structures is a lot higher.

Ken Hoagland | February 28, 2013

Republican legislators are slowly, slowly uncurling from their fetal positions after the re-election of Barack Obama. The shock is wearing off even though not one strong voice has yet emerged from Washington, D.C. to lead the millions of Americans who are also in shock.

Wed, Feb 27, 2013

Ann Coulter | February 27, 2013

Having given up on trying to persuade Americans that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens will reduce the murder rate, Democrats have turned to their usual prohibitionary argument: "Why does anyone need (an assault weapon, a 30-round magazine, a semiautomatic, etc., etc.)?"

Crystal Wright | February 27, 2013

The Obamas think they’re celebrities instead of public servants. They appear on late night talk shows, shaking their booty and crooning slow jams with Jimmy Fallon, luxuriating in fundraisers with Hollywood’s elite, golfing with Tiger and of course presenting Oscars.

Ken Blackwell | February 27, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry was barely off the plane in Germany before he embarrassed himself—and all of us—with what is perhaps the worst defense of religious freedom ever offered. Kerry, the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for president in 2004, said the United States protects religious freedom because: “In America , you have a right to be stupid.”

Celia Bigelow | February 27, 2013

As the number of proposed gun-control measures increase rapidly across the country, the amount of women purchasing guns is increasing even faster.

Marybeth Hicks | February 27, 2013

For years, I’ve stood at the intersection of parenting and politics, trying to point out the myriad ways in which we are letting our culture change our children, only to anticipate with certain alarm the impact those changes will have on the character and spirit of our families and the communities we share.

Todd Starnes | February 27, 2013

An Advanced Placement World Geography teacher at a Texas high school who encouraged students to dress in Islamic clothing also instructed them to refer to the 9-11 hijackers not as terrorists – but as “freedom fighters,” according to students who were in the class.

Rich Galen | February 27, 2013

A recent poll by the Pew organization showed that while those of us in Our Nation's Capital and the 2,375 people who watch cable chat shows are consumed by the looming sequester, the other 75% of Americans are just shrugging, sighing, and smiling knowingly that the world will go on after Friday.

Michelle Malkin | February 27, 2013

Traffic alert: There's a massive clown car pileup in the Beltway. And with the White House court jesters of sequester behind the wheel, no one is safe.

Hugh Hewitt | February 27, 2013

President Obama's sequester -- he designed it, he demanded it, and it is about to kick in -- will have many consequences, some bad, some very helpful.

John Stossel | February 27, 2013

Last week, Conservative pundit Ann Coulter told me and a thousand young libertarians that we libertarians are puss- -- well, she used slang for a female body part.

Walter E. Williams | February 27, 2013

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour. That would be almost a 25 percent increase. Let's look at the president's proposal, but before doing so, let's ask some other economic questions.

Jonah Goldberg | February 27, 2013

I can only hope that the scourge of racism is finally purged from Stewartstown and Pinkham's Grant. These are two of 10 New Hampshire towns covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires local officials to get permission on any changes to their election laws.

John Ransom | February 27, 2013

“How stupid if we got hit because we weren’t looking?” former astronaut Ed Lu, who runs a non-profit that cheers for asteroid collisions, told Wired Magazine. “That seems crazy to me.” Yeah, it will be much better when the government spends lots of money on asteroid-watching, knows the big one will hit and does nothing.

Bob Barr | February 27, 2013

Twenty years ago, on February 28th 1993, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) launched an assault on the Branch Davidian religious compound just outside Waco, Texas.

Cal Thomas | February 27, 2013

Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) was one of those tea party stars whom voters believed had the courage of his convictions when he promised, as recently as last summer, to block The Affordable Care Act in his state.

Michael Medved | February 27, 2013

The 2013 Academy Award broadcast generally steered clear of overt political statements, but two aspects of the occasion demonstrated the movie industry’s strong liberal values.

Ben Shapiro | February 27, 2013

President Obama is one of the great political knife-fighters in modern history. He is a failed president -- his economy is bleak, his foreign policy bleaker, his vision for American even bleaker still. But he wins.

Terry Jeffrey | February 27, 2013

When George W. Bush was stumping as a "compassionate conservative" in the closing days of the 2000 presidential campaign, he went to Florida and repeated a campaign promise to double the funding for the National Institutes of Health.

Austin Bay | February 27, 2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron's mid-February visit to India began with a flattering appeal. "I want Britain and India to have a very special relationship," Cameron said in Mumbai.

Donald Lambro | February 27, 2013

President Obama was back on the campaign trail Tuesday, preaching doom and gloom over the approaching budget cuts that will likely take place next month.

Jacob Sullum | February 27, 2013

The court previously has said that police may use drug-sniffing dogs at will during routine traffic stops and may search cars without a warrant, based on their own determination of probable cause. Now that it has said a dog's alert by itself suffices for probable cause, a cop with a dog has the practical power to search the car of anyone who strikes him as suspicious.

Mike Shedlock | February 27, 2013

Mainstream media ignored Beppe Grillo until after the election and was shocked by a result we predicted.

Fred Lucas | February 27, 2013

Before Michelle Obama announced the Best Picture to a large group of Democrats at the Oscars Sunday, Daniel Day Lewis’s triumph as Best Actor for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln was as close as the gathered crowd came to cheering anything that remotely resembled a Republican.

Robert Knight | February 27, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has lost its six-year campaign to tear down a Ten Commandments monument at the Dixie County, Florida courthouse.

Ralph Benko | February 27, 2013

Recently, in the offices of the Mayor of the city of Nablus, Palestine, the missing pieces that would permit a just and lasting peace in the Middle East to flourish may have been presented. If harmony can be restored (as it can) within the social fabric that underlies the political fabric, peace finally becomes a possibility.

Ken Connor | February 27, 2013

Most parents would agree that protecting your children from harm and doing everything possible to set them on a path of success and happiness are fundamental parental responsibilities. From the moment our children are born, their welfare becomes an almost singular obsession.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 27, 2013

Even though it changed the terms of the political debate, thus giving them a majority in the 2010 elections, many in the Republican establishment deeply resent the Tea Party.

Charles Payne | February 27, 2013

The financial world is upset because an austerity plan was rejected but that's not so bad considering what one assumes is austerity. In Europe, it has largely been tax hikes instead of slower spending and a dramatic decrease in promises to workers.

Night Watch | February 27, 2013

The honorifics are Stalinist in style. Those analysts who hoped that a younger, western educated Kim would be more modern and progressive have proven to be far too optimistic. Kim Jung Un's regime is more severe than that of Kim Chong-il.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | February 27, 2013

hile leaving a 401(k) with a former employer often seems like the easiest route, it's not always the best idea in terms of making the most of your retirement savings.

Tue, Feb 26, 2013

Rachel Marsden | February 26, 2013

When Ben Affleck's "Argo" -- a film based on the true-life, CIA-assisted Canadian operation to rescue American diplomats during the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979 -- won the Oscar for Best Picture, all I could think about was how badly Iran blew a prime opportunity to keep quiet for once.

Tony Perkins | February 26, 2013

Bullying knows no boundaries. It’s not just boys on the playground or people at work; it can even be organizations on the national stage as was revealed in a federal court room on February 6th.

Todd Starnes | February 26, 2013

Imagine browsing Facebook one day and discovered a photograph of your 14-year-old daughter wearing a burqa – at school.

Brian Birdnow | February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25th, marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution, allowing the US government the authority to assess and impose an income tax on the citizens, by-passing the states in the process. Many on the political Left can barely conceal their glee and they are busy needling Conservatives, talking about the suitability of a “party” celebrating the centenary of the Sixteenth Amendment.

Thomas Sowell | February 26, 2013

John Stuart Mill's classic essay "On Liberty" gives reasons why some people should not be taking over other people's decisions about their own lives. But Professor Cass Sunstein of Harvard has given reasons to the contrary. He cites research showing "that people make a lot of mistakes, and that those mistakes can prove extremely damaging."

Scottie Hughes | February 26, 2013

They have forgotten why this country was originally founded; to escape a land of persecution for your faith, unfair taxation without representation, and a government that chose only a select few to thrive. Sound familiar?

Chuck Norris | February 26, 2013

To commemorate Presidents Day and Washington's Birthday, last week I highlighted the first four of the top 10 reasons I wish George Washington were still alive

John Hawkins | February 26, 2013

After focusing on 20 Of The Most Embarrassing Moments In The History Of The Democrat Party last week, it seems appropriate to point out some of the greatest moments of the Republican Party.

David Limbaugh | February 26, 2013

President Obama told a meeting of the National Governors Association: "At some point, we've got to do some governing. And certainly, what we can't do is keep careening from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis." Really?

Mona Charen | February 26, 2013

Isn't it grand that we have such a cool couple in the White House? Hollywood would never have deigned to invite any other First Lady to present the award for best picture at its annual self-worshipping soporific. Mrs. Obama knew just how to flatter the nearly inexhaustible vanity of people who sell tickets to shows.

John Ransom | February 26, 2013

The question that’s most salient here isn’t the monies that are at stake now, but the monies that have been wasted before- and will be wasted again if we don’t demand cuts now. Monies that won't go to teachers and firefighters and cops and soldiers. Money that will reward those who've created the monster.

Cal Thomas | February 26, 2013

Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) was one of those tea party stars whom voters believed had the courage of his convictions when he promised, as recently as last summer, to block The Affordable Care Act in his state. But last week, writes the Orlando Sentinel, "Scott made an abrupt about-face, embracing a three-year expansion of Medicaid coverage for about 1 million low-income Floridians that will be paid for by the health care law."

Dennis Prager | February 26, 2013

Environmentalists are the people who coerced nations worldwide into banning DDT. It is generally estimated this ban has led to the deaths of about 50 million human beings, overwhelmingly African children, from malaria.

Pat Buchanan | February 26, 2013

We outlasted the evil empire of Lenin and Stalin that held captive a billion people for 45 years of Cold War, and we are frightened by a rickety theocracy ruled by an old ayatollah?

Debra J. Saunders | February 26, 2013

You've got to admit that it's awfully precious that there was a huge controversy about "Zero Dark Thirty" because Kathryn Bigelow's film suggested that enhanced interrogation techniques helped intelligence officials find Osama bin Laden but no controversy about the final mission in the movie -- to kill, but not capture, the al-Qaida leader.

Phyllis Schlafly | February 26, 2013

President Obama ended his State of the Union speech on a warm and fuzzy note by calling for pre-K programs for almost all children. The best thing he could do for pre-kindergarten children is to make sure he doesn't hang trillions of dollars of debt around their necks, but that isn't the route he is taking.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 26, 2013

I have long contended that public policy issues are as complicated as they appear because the giants of Capitol Hill like it that way, particularly the giants of the left. Bills can be written more simply. Decisions can be phrased with a certain lucidity. Yet, if they were, the electorate would mull them over and, after a cup of coffee, make a decision on them. As things stand today, with talk of budget imbalance and of esoteric matters such as "sequestration," voters scratch their heads, blink their eyes and walk away. Who gives a hoot? It is time for my morning nap, perhaps, two naps.

Michael Brown | February 26, 2013

You knew it had to happen sometime. A husband discovers that he and his wife have the same sperm donor father. (Both of them raised by lesbian parents.) That means he married his half-sister, who is now the mother of their three children. What should they do?

Bill Murchison | February 26, 2013

Hardly had the shooting stopped at Sandy Hook Elementary School before the national commentary machine cranked up. Everyone and his dog had something to say: Most of it, as events would show, centered on the compelling need, or lack of it, for gun control.

Bill Murchison | February 26, 2013

Hardly had the shooting stopped at Sandy Hook Elementary School before the national commentary machine cranked up. Everyone and his dog had something to say: Most of it, as events would show, centered on the compelling need, or lack of it, for gun control.

Phil Kerpen | February 26, 2013

We should not accept the statist premise that most government spending helps people. Government spending is not just wasteful or inefficient, but all too often serves to crush the private economy and individual freedom.

Shawn Mitchell | February 26, 2013

The offensive words perfectly explain the policy Colorado Democrats are ramming into law: Self defense is undesirable. Public measures like call-phones, “safe zones,” or screaming “help!” are preferred. Because, you don’t know whether you’re really vulnerable to assault or just jumpy.

Charles Payne | February 26, 2013

Next week's Sequestration is being sold as the worst crisis to face America since Russian ships raced toward Cuba, loaded with nuclear arms. According to the White House, a plague will be unleashed on America.

Ransom Notes Radio | February 26, 2013

February 25, 2013: Europe's problems are soon to be America's problems. John Ransom discussed the EU’s fiscal problems, and oversized government with Romina Boccia from the Heritage Foundation.

Dave Ramsey | February 26, 2013

If I were in your situation, I would not move in with the in-laws. You’ve got an absurd amount of money wrapped up in those cars. I’d sell the stupid things, start living on a budget and paying down debt, and keep my dignity.

Mike Shedlock | February 26, 2013

La Republica confirms what we long thought highly likely: The Italian Senate is Ungovernable.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 26, 2013

I have to read the same nonsense day after day about “deep spending cuts” even though I keep explaining to journalists that a sequester merely means that spending climbs by $2.4 trillion over the next 10 years rather than $2.5 trillion.

Night Watch | February 26, 2013

Strict adherence to law and order by the government and the populace appears to be the chosen strategy to reduce internal tension.

Mon, Feb 25, 2013

Susan Stamper Brown | February 25, 2013

As former KBG agent, Yuri Besmenov so eloquently described, without war or bloodshed, America and her people were demoralized, no longer having the reasoning ability to distinguish right from wrong.

Byron York | February 25, 2013

There's no doubt President Obama is using the so-called Washington Monument maneuver in the fight with Republicans over sequestration budget cuts.

Armstrong Williams | February 25, 2013

Dr. Ben Carson, Presidential Medal of Freedom winner and legendary neurosurgeon, is now in the spotlight for his keynote address to the National Prayer Breakfast on February 7. It’s not brain surgery to figure out why.

Jack Kerwick | February 25, 2013

Seeing the President and First Lady at nationally and globally-televised sporting events and Hollywood ceremonies makes it all that much easier for the average American to think that there is virtually no area of his life that excludes, or should exclude, government intervention.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | February 25, 2013

In an early strategic preparation for the struggle to avoid the fiscal cliff, the president and several Democratic luminaries decided to redefine as essential several entitlement programs. In an old fashioned way of manipulating the public, they began to redefine commonly held beliefs. In the interest of time, we will share only one example.

Todd Starnes | February 25, 2013

The Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals would rather the homeless go hungry than let them heat deer steaks provided by generous hunters.

Diana West | February 25, 2013

Freshman Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is just the latest in a long series of public figures to be reviled for "McCarthyism" following his recent questioning of Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for secretary of defense. The response? Conservatives have rushed to defend their own against the charge. To understate the case, that's not enough. It's time to debunk McCarthyism itself.

Rich Galen | February 25, 2013

Let's start with my theory about the Academy Awards. I am not anti-Oscar. Neither am I anti-NBA playoffs. I want to know who won, but I don't want to sit through the agony of watching the process.

Rachel Alexander | February 25, 2013

As predicted, the Democrats' refusal to cut any spending other than the military only delayed the inevitable. Now, as is already taking place in Greece, France and Spain, deep cuts must take place or the government will shut down. The fiscal cliff agreement and the Budget Control Act of 2011 called for sequestration on March 1st if an agreement on how to pay down the deficit was not reached. The sequestration mandates $1.2 trillion in spending cuts across the board throughout most of the federal government over the next decade. The only way to prevent sequestration is if the Democrats and Republicans come up with a compromise this week, which could involve tax increases, agreed-upon cuts, or both.

Kurt Schlichter | February 25, 2013

There is nothing the liberal establishment hates more than members of the minority groups it considers its political chattel who step off the grounds of the progressive plantation.

Michael Barone | February 25, 2013

For years, most Americans' vision of history has been shaped by the New Deal historians. Writing soon after Franklin Roosevelt's death, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and others celebrated his accomplishments and denigrated his opponents.

Star Parker | February 25, 2013

This past Friday my organization, CURE, sponsored a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, to bring attention to the importance of rigorously defending the right of all Americans, guaranteed under the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution, to own a gun.

John Ransom | February 25, 2013

For listeners of my radio show, you’ll know that most Fridays we do a segment called "Ezra Klein is an Idiot." We don’t just call out the fallacies of Klein during the segment, however. We include liberals like Al Sharpton and John Boehner too, who both recently bemoaned the effects of sequester on our economy.

Katie Kieffer | February 25, 2013

El Chapo haunts the streets of Chicago. His ghost hordes cash in Los Angeles stash houses. His shadow darkens underground tunnels between Mexico and the U.S. His spirit drives his clan to bloodshed. The world’s most-wanted kingpin may be dead. But the Sinaloa cartel will thrive until America legalizes drugs.

Terry Paulson | February 25, 2013

During black history month, we rightly celebrate men like black abolitionist Frederick Douglas and Martin Luther King, Jr. At pivotal points in America's history, these men took a stand for equal rights for black Americans.

Bruce Bialosky | February 25, 2013

Ronald Reagan spent the better part of a lifetime baffling the Left and often defeating them in the court of public opinion. Other Republicans have been battling the last twenty years to defund the left, particularly unions who get automatic payments through Dropbox without members having any say, or how plaintiff attorneys use their vast influence to buy Democratic officials who turn around and pass laws that line their pockets with more lawsuits.

Dan Holler | February 25, 2013

With the March 1st deadline for the sequester looming, the chorus of politicians and pundits decrying its passage in apocalyptic terms has reached a fevered pitch.

Shawn Mitchell | February 25, 2013

In the 60s, liberals fought the Man. Today, they tell the people to shut up and submit to the Man.

Mark Baisley | February 25, 2013

Hamilton adds his deep wisdom by predicting that when mortals codify a divine right, they make it vulnerable to diminution by political hucksters.

Morgan Brittany | February 25, 2013

Obama said that “this will be the most transparent administration in history.” They sure are, because we can see right through this pandering and manipulation game that they are playing.

Bob Beauprez | February 25, 2013

The technology, known as Coal-Direct Chemical Looping (CCDL), captures more than 99 percent of coal's carbon dioxide emissions based on laboratory research.

Political Calculations | February 25, 2013

The end of volunteerism with the draft explains why the average age of those who served in World War 2 is 26 - it is the middle of the range from which the pool of those conscripted were drawn into service in the years from 5 December 1942 through the end of the war in 1945.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 25, 2013

If the sequester happens, will the statists be forced to admit that they were creating false fears in hopes of protecting their spots at the federal trough?

Mike Shedlock | February 25, 2013

Detroit is financially and morally bankrupt yet the governor refuses to make that declaration. A Review team says Detroit faces financial crisis, has no plan to fix it so why won't the governor act?

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Derek Hunter | February 24, 2013

It’s one thing for a politician to “massage” the truth ... it happens all the time. But it’s quite another for one to so brazenly repeat an easily disprovable lie.

John Ransom | February 24, 2013

Like most things in his life, Obama wants to be able to make up the rules as he goes along. And now that he’s done campaigning, he can go back to being the bumbling, arrogant, Barney Fife president that he was before GOP Speaker John Boehner gave Obama the winning lotto ticket to tax the heck out of us in November.

Tim Phillips | February 24, 2013

Like a breathless 13 year old girl at a One Direction concert, President Obama raced around the nation over the last week attempting to frighten Americans into opposing the modest cuts to the federal budget due through the sequester process on March 1. Never mind that the sequester was President Obama's idea.

Austin Hill | February 24, 2013

Did you hear the big news from the world of small business? Jewish delis are closing in both Los Angeles, and New York City.

Doug Giles | February 24, 2013

Boy, the anti-gun goobers were out in full force this past week giving us plebeians the down low on what we “need” to protect ourselves during everything from home invasions to rape situations.

Debra J. Saunders | February 24, 2013

In its wisdom -- and yes, I am being ironic -- the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco issued a ruling Tuesday that revives a California inmate lawsuit to force the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to hire a paid, full-time Wiccan chaplain.

Steve Chapman | February 24, 2013

Public policy is a lot like math: No matter what the problem, the wrong answers are far more numerous than the right ones. This is particularly true on the subject of mass shootings and other firearms violence, which have stimulated a new fervor for barking up the wrong tree.

Brian Birdnow | February 24, 2013

Today the economy shows an 8% unemployment rate, which is higher than at any time during the Bush years, the President has dismissed Republican calls for compromise on budgetary issues, Second Amendment questions, and immigration policy, and it remains to be seen whether Obama will seek a third term through executive order, but no matter!

Mike Shedlock | February 24, 2013

Millennials are the ones who Obama targeted to pay for Obamacare. Indeed, the forced inclusion of youth (who will overpay for health care) is supposedly what made Obamacare "affordable".

Michael F. Cannon | February 24, 2013

When a poll only asks voters about benefits, the results are meaningless. Yet to my knowledge, JMI’s poll is so far the only poll that has asked voters about both costs and benefits.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 24, 2013

Thanks to government programs and backdoor intervention through the tax code, the United States healthcare system is nowhere close to a free market.

Marita Noon | February 24, 2013

Here is just a sampling of the Citigroup swamp from which Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew comes.

Political Calculations | February 24, 2013

The Hurt Locker suggests that U.S. military servicemen conducting operations against terrorists are psychologically-impaired, irresponsible rogue elements who are dangers to themselves and others. Zero Dark Thirty portrays American spies and secret military operatives as devoted avengers of a horrific act of terror against the United States.

Night Watch | February 24, 2013

That means the message in the Russian and Chinese joint statements is targeted at North Korea. The apparent implication is that North Korea can expect no diplomatic or political assistance from them to soften UN sanctions. If that implication is accurate, as it seems to be, North Korea is being cut off from it historic and primary benefactors.

Chris Edwards | February 24, 2013

Grover Cleveland says “yes.” Calvin Coolidge says “yes.” Chris Edwards says “yes.”

Michael Youssef | February 24, 2013

People are stunned when I ask them: “Did you know that companies that don’t cover the abortion pills can face a fine of $100 per day per employee?” People think I’m making this stuff up. It’s too outlandish to believe.

Paul Jacob | February 24, 2013

The right to petition government: A bedrock principle for the American system. But politicians keep trying to curb that right.