Sun, Apr 07, 2013

Debra J. Saunders | April 07, 2013

Readers share their ideas. Since the massacre in December in Newtown, Conn., which left 20 children and six elementary-school staff members dead, readers have passed on a host of so-called remedies. Let's make gun owners be licensed and pass a test, some have suggested. So the problem is, I ask them, that these mass killers aren't good shots?

Sat, Apr 06, 2013

John Hawkins | April 06, 2013

It's no secret that marriage has been in decline in America, but most people don't realize how quickly it has been crumbling.

John C. Goodman | April 06, 2013

One of the worst features of the American health care system is the sorry state of medical malpractice law. Fewer than 2 percent of injured patients ever file a lawsuit. Of those that do, only one in 15 receives compensation.

John Ransom | April 06, 2013

While the White House, the media and assorted economists kept saying “Hooray! Things are FINALLY getting better- and this time we MEAN it,” another 663,000 people dropped out of the workforce.

Kathryn Lopez | April 06, 2013

Have you noticed all the talk about the "inevitability" of same-sex marriage?

Paul Greenberg | April 06, 2013

He was the fat one, Gene Siskel was the other one. That's how lots of us thought of them when they teamed up to review the movies and bicker with each other, though not necessarily in that order, back in the long ago ... when was it, the otherwise undistinguished Seventies?

Gabriella Hoffman | April 06, 2013

Supporting marriage is not a popular stance for millennials to take today.

Paul Driessen | April 06, 2013

Government bureaucrats delay life-saving road projects, but let wind turbines butcher bats.

Steve Chapman | April 06, 2013

When it comes to government action, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Hold down gasoline prices to help motorists, and you create shortages. Punish landlords to protect tenants, and apartments get harder to find. Invade Iraq to spread freedom, and you get civil war.

Ed Feulner | April 06, 2013

Many are warning that the United States could become the next Greece. But there’s no need to look across the ocean to see a poorly-governed area that’s deep in debt and crumbling. Just look to Detroit.

Hal Scherz | April 06, 2013

A group of bureaucrats in Washington have determined what they believe is best for all Americans when it comes to their healthcare, without any proof that their ideas will work.

Bob Beauprez | April 06, 2013

Regardless of Biden's fantasy, if people were worried before, the new jobs report will do nothing to reduce anxiety levels.

Steve Deace | April 06, 2013

If you’ve been receiving your daily downloads from our media intelligentsia, comrade, you know we must now all bow down at the altar of demographics.

Ransom Notes Radio | April 06, 2013

At least, that is pretty much what the White House is claiming. Bloomberg says there’s actually “a lot of good news” in the report, and Reuters asserted that the Sequester is responsible for abysmal job numbers.

Stewart Scott | April 06, 2013

There are long, historical ties between the Muslim world and Europe. But this close relationship has not been without friction. Though a large portion of Muslims in Europe come from families who have lived there for four or five generations, many have not become integrated into European society and frequently live in isolated, Muslim-dominated areas.

Crista Huff | April 06, 2013

Chairman Ray Lane and two Directors are leaving beleaguered technology giant Hewlett Packard, paving the way for CEO Meg Whitman to focus on corporate growth and appease shareholders.

Night Watch | April 06, 2013

Flip comments that the leadership is irrational are belied by the care with which North Korea has managed its side of the confrontation, beyond the rhetoric.

Michael Schaus | April 06, 2013

On Ransom Notes Radio, each Friday, we have a segment called “Ezra Klein is an Idiot.” Ezra Klein might still be an idiot. . . But he should take consolation in the fact that there are a handful of politicians in DC who are even less capable of intelligent conversation.

Fri, Apr 05, 2013

Todd Starnes | April 05, 2013

The U.S. Army listed Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism along with Al Qaeda and Hamas during a briefing with an Army Reserve unit based in Pennsylvania, Fox News has learned.

Tim Phillips | April 05, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden recently said, “Don't tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value."

Humberto Fontova | April 05, 2013

Beyonce and Jay-Z are celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary in Havana this week as the official guests of a regime busily beating and arresting black civil rights activists known as the “Rosa Parks Civil Rights Movement.”

Todd Starnes | April 05, 2013

Religious liberty groups are mobilizing to defend the chaplain of George Washington University’s Newman Center after gay students launched an effort to have the priest fired because he preaches against homosexuality and abortion.

Rich Galen | April 05, 2013

Unlike major Washington, DC-based events or national political conventions, the people who come to Lincoln Day (on the GOP side) or Jefferson-Jackson Day (for the Dems) dinners, or county picnics during the summer, or participate in parades are the people who are truly the backbone of American politics.

Charlotte Hays | April 05, 2013

Stuart Stevens is the former chief strategist for the Romney campaign. He has just joined Tina Brown’s stable of reasonably presentable conservatives as a columnist at Ms. Brown’s The Daily Beast. I wish Stevens well—he’s a gifted writer and hails from my native state.

Kyle Olson | April 05, 2013

When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker passed his controversial collective bargaining reforms known as Act 10, little did he know he would be easing the pain of pending increases in health insurance premiums caused by Obamacare.

Mark Davis | April 05, 2013

Full disclosure: I am a child of the Johnny Carson era. That means I grew up with the sound of Johnny’s “Tonight Show” monologues in my ears, his sense of humor helping to shape my own.

Jonah Goldberg | April 05, 2013

In what may be the greatest victory to date for the sophisticatedly asinine organization "No Labels," the Associated Press has embraced a new policy against "labeling people."

David Limbaugh | April 05, 2013

When President Obama's former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said that "you never want a serious crisis to go to waste," many didn't realize he was inaugurating a new credo for governance.

Mona Charen | April 05, 2013

I plunged into Thomas Sowell's latest book "Intellectuals and Race" immediately upon its arrival but soon realized that I needed to slow down. Many writers express a few ideas with a great cataract of words. Sowell is the opposite. Every sentence contains at least one insight or fascinating statistic, frequently more than one.

John Ransom | April 05, 2013

Here's a novel way of “raising” taxes. Give people money and then force them to give it back. Yes, Obamacare does that too. Prepare to be amazed.

Oliver North | April 05, 2013

On Sunday, June 25, 1950, the Korean People's Army attacked across the 38th parallel, captured Seoul -- capital of the Republic of Korea -- and began driving south.

Suzanne Fields | April 05, 2013

"Art" can smooth the rough edges of life, nurturing beauty and imagination, and showing a different and provocative way of looking at the world, but artists -- and museums and galleries that show their work -- are sometimes surprised by the hostile reception their works provoke.

Matt Towery | April 05, 2013

This weekend, the NCAA Final Four Championship comes once again to Atlanta. And the indictment of dozens of Atlanta educators and administrators in an alleged test-score-cheating scheme has both locals and the national press buzzing.

Linda Chavez | April 05, 2013

Liberal education once stood for something grand and good: the study of the arts, humanities and sciences with the aim of improving the mind through the acquisition of knowledge and the pursuit of truth. But some of America's most elite colleges and universities have all but abandoned this goal.

Paul Greenberg | April 05, 2013

I'd say it is a rare if not miraculous gift to be able to rewind history and see so clearly what would have happened if we hadn't stopped Saddam Hussein's continued attacks and depredations.

Donald Lambro | April 05, 2013

WASHINGTON - President Obama heads into the third month of his second term, still unable to find a cure for a sluggish economy, weak employment numbers and his own slipping job approval scores.

Mary Grabar | April 05, 2013

When the radicals start defending “standards,” that’s when you have to become suspicious—of the standards. That is the case with Obama’s federalized education plan called Common Core.

Fritz Pfister | April 05, 2013

The stand out number from the ADP report for everyone told of the great housing recovery by the Columbia regurgitators, is the number of construction jobs added in March; 0. That’s right, the great housing recovery added a whopping zero construction jobs in March.

Crista Huff | April 05, 2013

Facebook is revealing a new version of its smartphone software to analysts today, bearing similarities to Google’s operating system, with the goal of maximizing revenue through smartphone use.

Ransom Notes Radio | April 05, 2013

The Bank of Japan announced a new quantitative easing program that would almost make Bernanke blush. (Almost.) John Ransom also talked with tax expert, E Martin Davidoff about the ugly side of April 15th.

Phil Kerpen | April 05, 2013

One of the most significant votes in the recent Senate budget vote-o-rama was on the federal death tax.

Crystal Wright | April 05, 2013

Agitated by the vitriol hurled at Carson, one of the world’s preeminent pediatric neurosurgeons, I thought it was timely to remind everyone Carson, though a new face to the movement, certainly isn’t the only black conservative to be assailed by the left.

Andrew Puzder | April 05, 2013

Trying to figure out what the “official” unemployment rate means can be very frustrating. Much of what we hear is complex and counter intuitive. The numbers seem inconsistent with what people are experiencing and many people are simply losing interest.

Michelle Malkin | April 05, 2013

President Obama's hometown of Chicago still goes by the old nickname "Windy City." But after three miserable decades of strict gun control and permanent Democratic rule, Chicago has cemented its reputation as America's Bloody City.

Brent Bozell | April 05, 2013

Now that it's almost departure time for Julius Genachowski, Obama's first chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, The Hill newspaper has noted one important sign of his priorities. In his four years at the helm, the FCC hasn't issued one fine to Hollywood for indecent content on broadcast television.

Pat Buchanan | April 05, 2013

"If you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you," said Calvin Coolidge, who ever counseled patience over the rash response.

Thu, Apr 04, 2013

Diana West | April 04, 2013

Get ready for the last straw.First, though, I'd like to suggest that anyone reading this column in a local newspaper or news site pat the editor on the back for publishing what in our neo-medieval world of fear amounts to a forbidden column

Tony Katz | April 04, 2013

At a committee hearing in the Florida legislature on a proposed “Born Alive Bill,” Planned Parenthood’s Alisa Lepolt Snow stunningly asserted that the fate of a child who survives a botched abortion should be left to the discretion of the mother and her doctor.

Cliff May | April 04, 2013

In much of what we now call the Muslim world, Muslims are fighting Muslims. The conflicts fall into two broad categories: those in which militants battle militants, and those in which militants battle moderates. The outcomes of these conflicts matter.

Todd Starnes | April 04, 2013

A Wisconsin school district has launched an investigation into accusations that teachers have bullied and harassed a politically active student.

David Harsanyi | April 04, 2013

All that money. All that effort. All the sermonizing and bloodcurdling imagery and still, Americans don't seem to be evolving quickly enough on the environment.

Michael Reagan | April 04, 2013

Billions of Christians around the world celebrated Easter last Sunday, but not our media. Once again the holiest day of the Christian year slipped under their godless radar.

Marco Rubio | April 04, 2013

As Congress prepares to consider new gun control legislation, I stand firmly against any attempt to restrict the constitutional rights of responsible, law-abiding gun owners.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | April 04, 2013

It's confession time -- I'm in love. It's been a long time in coming and snuck up on me a bit, and it seems to be growing even deeper, so I've decided that it must be more than puppy love. It's Bunny love.

Victor Davis Hanson | April 04, 2013

We can imagine what lies ahead in 2017 -- no matter the result of either the 2014 midterm elections or the 2016 presidential outcome.

Larry Elder | April 04, 2013

My latest book, "Dear Father, Dear Son," focuses on the importance of fathers -- and the increasing number of children who grow up in homes without one. Fox's Juan Williams understands this -- sort of. He gets the "what," but not the "why."

John Ransom | April 04, 2013

At a time when banks have more concentrated assets, with more concentrated risk, the administration, foolishly, inexplicably and predictably is leaning on mortgage lenders to lend to people less likely to be able to pay back loans.

Cal Thomas | April 04, 2013

My first question after reading about seven teachers in an Atlanta, Ga., public school accused of altering standardized test scores to make it appear students performed better than they actually did was: How could they!?

Ben Shapiro | April 04, 2013

In his pursuit of overarching gun control legislation in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, President Barack Obama has been dogged.

Debra J. Saunders | April 04, 2013

Whom does Barack Obama want to please more -- out-of-work adults who would love a high-wage job building the Keystone XL pipeline or tony venture capitalists who travel cloistered in private jets when they're not complaining that Washington doesn't do enough about global warming?

Emmett Tyrrell | April 04, 2013

WASHINGTON -- Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York City ought to know by now that gun owners do not trust him.

Steve Chapman | April 04, 2013

After deciding to pursue the execution of the man charged with fatally shooting 12 people in a Colorado movie theater last summer, the prosecutor declared that "for James Egan Holmes, justice is death."

Night Watch | April 04, 2013

The North Korean nuclear openness policy includes graphite moderated reactor which has been shut down since 2007 and the uranium enrichment facility that Stanford University professor Heckler observed in 2010. Heckler said the North would need six months to a year to restart the graphite moderated reactor.

Crista Huff | April 04, 2013

The revenue push will be modeled after Citibank’s famed “Financial Supermarket” concept, which emphasized cross-selling banking, mortgage and investment services to customers.

Jerry Newcombe | April 04, 2013

The quest to live longer is an old one. Around this time, we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first known European discovering Florida---Ponce de Leon.

Bob Beauprez | April 04, 2013

Budgeting responsibility help from the President that is two months late in complying with federal law that requires him to submit a budget to Congress by the first Monday of February each year.

Ransom Notes Radio | April 04, 2013

Just when you think Washington has exhausted their appetite for new taxes, they come up with another. Phil Bond, from “We R Here”, spoke with John Ransom about the push for an internet sales tax. No word yet on whether or not the Feds are considering an additional excise tax on tea. . .

Wed, Apr 03, 2013

Hugh Hewitt | April 03, 2013

Speeches to lawyers' groups are among the least fun to give. For one thing, if you get a detail wrong someone is sure to point it out. For another, most lawyers (and judges) have quasi-professional commitments to impassivity in their facial expressions.

Rich Galen | April 03, 2013

Regular readers know that I have the same understanding of global economics as a three-year-old has of quantum physics.

Armstrong Williams | April 03, 2013

It was no accident that Israel was President Obama’s first foreign visit in his second term. He had something to prove to the people of the Jewish state, and he appears to have succeeded.

Thomas Sowell | April 03, 2013

The Obama administration treated the creation of "democracy" in the Middle East as a Good Thing. Ironically, those who created the United States of America viewed democracy with fear-- and created a Constitutional republic instead.

Michelle Malkin | April 03, 2013

File this in the overflowing cabinet labeled: No Wonder the Mainstream Media Is Dying. On Tuesday, the Associated Press announced that it is banishing the phrase "illegal immigrant" from its famous stylebook. The world's largest newsgathering outlet now advises reporters that "illegal" will "only refer to an action, not a person."

John Stossel | April 03, 2013

Environmental activists and politicians would like you to think that we must love their regulations -- or hate trees and animals.

Walter E. Williams | April 03, 2013

The fundamental problem crippling low-income minority students is school behavioral disorder. Its visible manifestations are graffiti, broken and vandalized furniture, fights, sexual activity, drug use in the bathrooms and rowdy behavior.

Brent Bozell | April 03, 2013

The Los Angeles Times is up for sale, and there are super-wealthy conservative bidders. Get the popcorn out and watch the liberals squeal. The hilarious kickoff came when two leftist collectives -- the Daily Kos website and the California-based Courage Campaign Institute -- set out to buy an ad in the LA Times to protest the Koch brothers pondering a bid.

Jonah Goldberg | April 03, 2013

The government in Britain recently did something interesting. It asked everyone receiving an "incapacity benefit" -- a disability program slowly being phased out under new reforms -- to submit to a medical test to confirm they were too disabled to work. A third of recipients (878,000 people) didn't even bother and dropped out of the program rather than be examined. Of those tested, more than half (55 percent) were found fit for work, and a quarter were found fit for some work.

John Ransom | April 03, 2013

There used to be a time when governments sought to so structure financial markets and banking in such a way to engender confidence in the system, not to systematically erode confidence

Bob Barr | April 03, 2013

A few years ago, Dr. Beverly L. Hall was the well-respected Superintendent of the Atlanta Public School system. In fact, in 2009 she was recognized as “Superintendent of the Year” by the American Association of School Administrators, and was subsequently invited to the White House by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Hall’s job was not an easy one, as she was responsible for overseeing the educational development of more than 50,000 school children in a largely underprivileged school district.

Terry Jeffrey | April 03, 2013

Were a rational person given the assignment to search this planet to find the best place for human beings to live and build wealth, he might well settle on San Joaquin County, Calif.

Austin Bay | April 03, 2013

Propaganda campaigns inevitably experience the equivalent of a mass media Freudian slip, a moment so blatantly extreme their ostensibly crafted spiels of fear, hate and threat backfire and reveal an inconvenient truth or two about the propagandists.

Paul Greenberg | April 03, 2013

In 1793, the first administration of George Washington -- indeed, the first administration of the United States under its still new Constitution -- respectfully asked the country's Supreme Court for some help and guidance:

Donald Lambro | April 03, 2013

No one's taking bets on whether immigration legislation will be enacted anytime soon, if at all, considering strong House opposition. But the grassroots climate has clearly changed and the political needle in the Senate is inching toward passage.

Jacob Sullum | April 03, 2013

In two cases last week, lawyers urged the Supreme Court to respect the democratic process by upholding bans on legal recognition of gay marriages. But only one of those bans can plausibly be portrayed as representing the will of the people.

Ken Connor | April 03, 2013

This past Sunday, Christians around the world celebrated Easter as a memorial of Christ's resurrection. If Christians are correct about what happened on the first Easter morning, then the resurrection is the single most important event in human history.

Crista Huff | April 03, 2013

Of the three companies, Verizon is by far the most attractive investment, with strong earnings growth projected at 19% this year, a bullish chart, and a 4.2% dividend

Night Watch | April 03, 2013

The convening of the Assembly is itself a strong sign that the North considers the crisis about over. The agenda of the SPA meeting was normal business.

Ralph Benko | April 03, 2013

Coming up next: a political Battle of Armageddon over repealing Obamacare. The Republicans are attempting to take the majority in the Senate. The Democrats ambitiously wish to take the majority in the House. All hangs on about two dozen races.

George Friedman | April 03, 2013

An era ended when the Soviet Union collapsed on Dec. 31, 1991. The confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union defined the Cold War period. The collapse of Europe framed that confrontation.

Bob Beauprez | April 03, 2013

Originally conceived to breathe life into the fledgling U.S. ethanol industry and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, continued tinkering with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has turned the program into a nightmare.

Ransom Notes Radio | April 03, 2013

April 2, 2013: We are seeing more and more (arbitrary) regulations levied against the American public. And, amazingly, some people in DC actually think that it’s helping.

Javier Ortiz | April 03, 2013

During the 2012 Republican National Convention, former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice addressed an issue that has been widely absent from any recent and serious conversation in American politics, ominously warning that the education crisis is “a threat to the very fabric of who we are.”

Tue, Apr 02, 2013

Todd Starnes | April 02, 2013

A federal civil rights complaint has been filed against the Salt Lake City School Board after a principal booted a Cub Scout pack from an elementary school.

Mark W. Hendrickson | April 02, 2013

Republicans are flailing about these days, trying to rebrand themselves before the next election cycle. A certain amount of introspection and internecine debate is inevitable after suffering a stinging loss against an opponent with a dismal record.

George Landrith | April 02, 2013

The ongoing saga that has been the Air Force’s questionable management of the Light Air Support (LAS) contract has taken yet another seemingly unprecedented turn.

Rachel Marsden | April 02, 2013

Be careful about how you interpret what you're seeing, as your eyes might be deceiving you. That's the advice I offered viewers the other day on Russia's global TV network's flagship program, "CrossTalk," when explaining that capitalism isn't facing any sort of crisis.

Thomas Sowell | April 02, 2013

We all know that guns can cost lives because the media repeat this message endlessly, as if we could not figure it out for ourselves. But even someone who reads newspapers regularly and watches numerous television newscasts may never learn that guns also save lives-- much less see any hard facts comparing how many lives are lost and how many are saved.

Rick Santorum | April 02, 2013

On Easter Sunday, Christians around the world celebrated the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. For us, it was a time of renewal -- a renewal of our baptismal promises, a rebirth of our faith in the Father, a moment to rejoice in our love for the church and its teachings. Also, our Jewish friends and neighbors recently observed Passover and hosted Seder dinners for family and friends.

Chuck Norris | April 02, 2013

Last week, I gave 12 examples of how religious liberty has been assaulted in just the past two years in the U.S. Here are about two dozen more instances just for good measure, as reported by the Family Research Council, the office of Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., and various media outlets.

John Hawkins | April 02, 2013

The worst places in America for minorities to live are run lock, stock and barrel by the Democrat Party and yet the residents of those areas overwhelmingly blame Republicans for their plight.

Ashley Herzog | April 02, 2013

Gay activists know they’ve lost the moral high ground when even their supporters are laughing at their double standards and hypocrisy.

David Limbaugh | April 02, 2013

Obama seems to be an economics illiterate. But that doesn't keep him from getting away with expanding the government, spending trillions of borrowed dollars and taxing major producers into oblivion.

Mona Charen | April 02, 2013

It's a deeply felt conviction among liberals that they are the caring party. It's not too much to say that liberals are quite confident that they are nicer, more moral people than conservatives.

John Ransom | April 02, 2013

If only everyone would be gay for a few days per year, it seems G. Roger is saying, we could be more ethical, unrestrained, under-populated, democratic and, most importantly, a lot colder. Or warmer if you live in one of those places that is unfortunate enough to be colder as a result of global warming.

Marc Scribner | April 02, 2013

Libertarians and transport economists for decades have advocated tolling as an alternative to fuel taxes, which have always been a poor proxy for charging users and have since become obsolete.

Cal Thomas | April 02, 2013

There are many successful liberals, so why do so many of them wish to subsidize failure for the poor, instead of showing them how to succeed?

Dennis Prager | April 02, 2013

I offer the single most politically incorrect statement a modern American -- indeed a modern Westerner, period -- can make: I first look to the Bible for moral guidance and for wisdom.

Pat Buchanan | April 02, 2013

"Government is theft." The old libertarian battle cry came to mind when the news hit, two weeks ago, that Cyprus was about to confiscate 7 percent of all the insured deposits in the island's two biggest banks.

Debra J. Saunders | April 02, 2013

When you're president, every day is a holiday. This April is National Financial Capability Month, as declared last week in a presidential proclamation.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 02, 2013

Thirty years ago, on March 23, 1983, Ronald Reagan made a television address calling on the United States to build an anti-missile defense. His rationale was compelling: Isn't it better to save American lives than to kill millions of the enemy?

Bill Murchison | April 02, 2013

The American public's apparent surrender to same-sex marriage -- the Pew Research Center says 49 percent of us now support it, with just 44 percent opposed -- has been much remarked lately. I think I can explain it in part.

Robert Knight | April 02, 2013

The last time I was in Ipswich, Massachusetts, I had one of the tastiest plates of fried clams imaginable. They were fresh, full-bellied and cooked perfectly. Try getting something like this outside the Bay State.

Bill Tatro | April 02, 2013

Beware: Prospectuses of the country’s largest money market funds indicated that my $1.00 wasn’t guaranteed and that capital controls, when or if I get my money back, is entirely at their discretion.

Ransom Notes Radio | April 02, 2013

April 1, 2013: We are seeing higher gas prices, continued unemployment, and much higher healthcare costs. . . Welcome to the Obama-recovery. John Ransom talks about the potential bubble in the Market, and what Obamacare means for you.

Kristan Hawkins | April 02, 2013

At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), I was invited to participate on a panel called "The Future of the Movement: Winning with Generation X/Y." I had a lot of ideas to discuss, including utilizing new messages to reach this new pro-life generation, recruiting more candidates with a willingness to stand up for what they believe in, developing new technology, and improving grassroots organizing, to name a few.

David Sterman | April 02, 2013

Buffett thinks the value of all stocks in the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index should be worth less than the U.S. gross national product (GNP).

Night Watch | April 02, 2013

North Korean leaders certainly did not expect war this weekend, having convened the entire top party leadership in one location to discuss the new "line", economic goals and normal party appointments.

Ann-Marie Murrell | April 02, 2013

According to the UT San Diego, some of the most damning testimony about union corruption in the Stockton bankruptcy hearing came from City Council member Kathy Miller.

Mon, Apr 01, 2013

Michael Gerson | April 01, 2013

The school choice movement -- which germinated 50 years ago in free-market economist Milton Friedman's fertile mind -- recently counted its largest victory. The Indiana Supreme Court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of the state's school voucher program. Under it, more than half a million low- and middle-income Hoosier students -- and about 62 percent of all families -- are eligible for state aid to help pay for a private or religious school.

Byron York | April 01, 2013

Did you know that U.S. law forbids the admission of any immigrant who is likely to depend on public assistance?

Mary Grabar | April 01, 2013

First we have a college student ordered to stomp on a piece of paper with the word Jesus written on it. But on Holy Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education sent out this video from the Teaching Channel with a seventh-grader face-down on a table in the front of the class waving his arms and legs to illustrate a crucifixion. This video, like the other ones this non-profit produces, is intended to show teachers exciting ways to incorporate Common Core, the federal education program of the Obama administration.

Susan Stamper Brown | April 01, 2013

Sadly, bureaucracy is a time-honored tradition in the United States government, but perhaps no greater bureaucratic juggernaut exists today than the Veteran’s Administration (VA) run by the Obama Administration.

Todd Starnes | April 01, 2013

The Student Government Association at Johns Hopkins University compared pro-life students to white supremacists and denied them official club status at the school.

Rachel Alexander | April 01, 2013

Tolls are inherently inefficient. There are reports that 80 percent of the money raised from tolls goes to the company managing the toll roads. Up to one-third of the revenues goes to tollbooth operators. Even many of the toll roads that have electronic pass options still have a costly tollbooth option.

Kurt Schlichter | April 01, 2013

As a lawyer, I sometimes have to deliver news that clients don’t want to hear. Here’s some for conservatives. The gay marriage fight is over. It is here to stay, and conservatives – whether for it, against it or just tired of hearing about it – need to coolly and dispassionately figure out just how we are going to win going forward.

Michael Barone | April 01, 2013

Forty years ago, American railroads were in trouble. The Penn Central, the largest railroad, had recently gone bankrupt.

Star Parker | April 01, 2013

As the nation has focused on the Supreme Court hearings on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, news from the state of Indiana could prove far more important regarding the nation’s future.

Mike Adams | April 01, 2013

I have an old friend named Don who graduated from college twenty years ago. He has tried every get rich scheme in an effort to retire early and enjoy the good life. Now that he's in his forties and has nothing to show for it, he's decided to take the biggest shortcut in life: he's joined the Democratic Party.

John Ransom | April 01, 2013

If you want to carry a gun in Alabama, you’re probably kin to a slave-holding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping, incestuous, snaggle-toothed, backward-a**ed, inbreed, imported criminal-minded grandma or grandpa. At least that’s the word from education expert, the Dishonorable Representative Joe Mitchell (D) Dumb A**.

Bruce Bialosky | April 01, 2013

A few weeks back we wrote a column about the issues being debated regarding potentially restricting the rights of gun owners established by the second amendment. The column was generally well received, but there was one point of contention that remains the center of debate regarding gun owners’ rights -- especially with the flaming out of Senator Feinstein’s bill on what she refers to as “assault weapons.” We need to correct this point and we discuss the issue in greater depth.

Kathryn Lopez | April 01, 2013

"We love you." The words warmed the chill during the first of two days of Supreme Court oral arguments on the future of marriage law in the United States. The scene outside the Court building, where most of the media was camped out, reminded me of the story of the Tower of Babel in the Bible. Only here, everyone was using the same word, but couldn't quite agree on what it meant.

Matt Barber | April 01, 2013

Here’s what marriage is: The God-ordained, lifelong, covenantal union between man and wife, designed to provide men, women and children optimal stability and overall well-being. Marriage is that biologically, spiritually and morally centered institution calculated to ensure responsible procreation and perpetuate the human race. Marriage – real marriage – represents the fundamental cornerstone of any healthy society (any society that hopes to survive, at least).

Michael Brown | April 01, 2013

In testimony that shocked Florida legislators, a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood explained that “her organization believes the decision to kill an infant who survives a failed abortion should be left up to the woman seeking an abortion and her abortion doctor.” But what else should we expect from an organization that has made countless millions of dollars off the killing of unborn babies?

Dan Holler | April 01, 2013

It is absolutely maddening to watch the political left – liberals, progressives, whatever they call themselves nowadays – engage in hyperbole, mistruths and flip-flops with absolutely no political repercussions.

Morgan Brittany | April 01, 2013

If ever there was a Pandora’s Box, Obamacare is it, with new surprises and revelations jumping out at us almost daily.

Shawn Mitchell | April 01, 2013

Google’s action also presents the challenging social question how beliefs, creeds, and the groups that embrace them can remain vibrant in a culture that suppresses all public recognition.

Larry Kudlow | April 01, 2013

Larry interviews Jimmy Kemp, the son of Jack Kemp, about his father's legacy.

Sun, Mar 31, 2013

Derek Hunter | March 31, 2013

What constitutes news? What does the word even mean anymore? Words have gone from having specific meanings to being malleable tools used to advance a progressive agenda.

John Ransom | March 31, 2013

That Jesus lived is an accepted historical fact. That Jesus died is also accepted as an historical fact. Easter eggs would not exist were it not for his resurrection. You may deny it, but then you're stuck having to roll "Ostara" eggs at the White House.

Austin Hill | March 31, 2013

“People call this the ‘new normal.’ Let me assure you there is nothing normal about this at all. It’s the new ‘abnormal,’ and it won’t last, because as free people we won’t stand for it…”

Doug Giles | March 31, 2013

The other day I was on a radio show being interviewed about my new Sandy Hook Massacre book when the conversation turned to gay marriage. I’m sitting there thinking, “Huh?” … “I didn’t sign up to talk about gay marriage” … “Good Lord, man, I’d rather watch Yoko Ono do an interpretive dance to “Riders on the Storm” then yap about two big lesbians wanting to get hitched.”

Debra J. Saunders | March 31, 2013

In 2009, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom announced a city policy that directed police not to impound the cars of unlicensed drivers if those drivers could find a licensed friend to drive away their car.

Rich Tucker | March 31, 2013

In the U.S. we like to think we’re all about enabling people. We ban discrimination based on creed or color. We insist that facilities be accessible to the disabled. We brag about an America where anyone can climb the ladder of success.

Steve Chapman | March 31, 2013

Flying commercial can be a terrible hassle these days, but not for Steven Washburn. The people in charge of airport security have decided to spare him all the inconveniences.

Night Watch | March 31, 2013

The propaganda people are making Kim Jong Un look foolish outside North Korea. But it is equally clear that much of this rhetoric is aimed at the North Korean people.

Mark Baisley | March 31, 2013

A citizen is incapable of violating the First Amendment. As is evident with every one of the Bill of Rights, the First Amendment was never intended as a restriction on citizen behavior. It is a restriction on government alone.

Marita Noon | March 31, 2013

It is reported that back before Obama became a Senator, or announced his presidential bid, and before the founding of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP) a group of liberals met in 2002 at Soros’ Long Island Southampton beach house to draft a plan to defeat President Bush in the presidential election of 2004. Without that meeting, Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson, says: “Barack Obama would be … an unremarkable and unheard of state senator. Instead, Barack Obama is the President of the United States.”

Michael Youssef | March 31, 2013

During a time when we are about to celebrate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus the Christ, the United States Supreme Court is deliberating the possible crucifixion of the moral foundation of America.

Bob Beauprez | March 31, 2013

While the President pretends that the end to life as we know it is near because of the incy wincy sequester cuts, families have been forced to live on less for years – and, it's still getting worse.

Paul Jacob | March 31, 2013

The President of the United States is trying to shame Americans into a frenzy of unreasoned passion ... to make bad law.