Sat, May 11, 2013

John Hawkins | May 11, 2013

Is every liberal an immoral, nasty tempered, habitual liar who accuses people of racism for fun and trashes his own country because he thinks it makes him look sophisticated?

John C. Goodman | May 11, 2013

Something is wrong in the hospital marketplace. Government data released this week show that some hospitals in Dallas charge five times as much as other hospitals for the same procedures!

Wayne Allyn Root | May 11, 2013

Years from now historians will look back with disgust at a national mainstream media who never bothered to investigate the biggest scandal in U.S. political history. The story of their failure to investigate is perhaps more shocking and scandalous than the scandal itself.

Caroline Glick | May 11, 2013

In 2010, Cpl. Eleanor Joseph became the first female Arab combat soldier in the IDF. Joseph, a Christian Arab told Ma'ariv that her good luck charm is a drawing of the Star of David with the caption: "I have no other land, even when my ground is burning."

John Ransom | May 11, 2013

This article is not about how the GOP self-destructed, nominating a candidate so lame that the Republican Party now feels the need to ideologically douche itself by raising taxes, talking amnesty and considering other portions of the liberal agenda.

Kathryn Lopez | May 11, 2013

After disappearing during his term in office and bringing scandal to his family and state, former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford is going to Washington, having won election to Congress.

Paul Greenberg | May 11, 2013

The bloody war-by-proxy continues in Syria. It pits the embattled, increasingly desperate but still determined and far from defeated dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad against a disorganized amalgam of rebels, aka the Free Syrian Army.

Ed Feulner | May 11, 2013

“Do as I say, not as I do,” goes an ironic saying worthy of Mark Twain. It’s a phrase that is well-suited to the political field.

Steve Deace | May 11, 2013

What happens when a nation is ruled by over-sexed low information voters and Cracker Jack lawyers?

Bob Beauprez | May 11, 2013

Maybe - just maybe - the scales will fall from at least a few of the Obamaphiles in the media to help expose what really happened in Benghazi and find out who was responsible.

Amelia Chasse | May 11, 2013

If one were to describe a scene to the average cable news-watching American in which an elderly, white senior senator lectured a young, Hispanic firebrand about “how we do things around here,” and asked them to guess which party each was a member of, how many would guess correctly?

Ransom Notes Radio | May 11, 2013

The US, Europe and Japan are all racing to devalue their currency. It’s a race to the bottom – which makes one wonder: Do we really want to win? Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow at Cato, also joined the program to talk about National Debt and why Paul Krugman is such an idiot.

Night Watch | May 11, 2013

If the Chinese are exerting economic pressure against North Korea as punishment for refusing to listen to guidance, some reaction by North Korea should become evident soon.

Crista Huff | May 11, 2013

Sotheby’s, auctioneer of fine art, jewelry and collectibles, reported an earnings miss, primarily due to lower commission margins. The company implemented a new pricing structure in March to solve that problem.

Bill Tatro | May 11, 2013

This popular belief seems to suggest that all the various technical and fundamental indicators, including moving averages and Dr. Copper, are all misguided — and that this time around it will definitely be different.

Fri, May 10, 2013

Larry Kudlow | May 10, 2013

The GOP must reclaim the growth-and-optimism message of Reagan and Kemp. Immigration reform is part of that message.

Humberto Fontova | May 10, 2013

Now that the media and political dust has settled regarding the Boston bombing investigation, a failure by our intelligence agencies to properly “track” the Tsarnaev brothers seems like an inescapable factor.

Todd Starnes | May 10, 2013

Hundreds of Christians in a small Oklahoma town have decided to draw a line in the sand and fight back against a national association of atheist and agnostics who want displays of the Ten Commandments removed from local schools.

Oliver North | May 10, 2013

We all know about the notorious Obama “Kill List.” CIA Director John Brennan proudly told us about that last year when he described how the O-Team decides which Americans should be executed by Hellfire Missile fired from remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs). Why hasn’t the White House used this capability to “take out” those who killed our diplomats in Benghazi, Libya last year?

Diana West | May 10, 2013

"I want to ask a couple of questions about the February 17 Martyrs Brigade," said Rep. Blake Farenthold.

Michelle Malkin | May 10, 2013

How low will supporters of the Gang of Eight immigration bill go to get their way?

Marco Rubio | May 10, 2013

As I’ve been working on immigration reform legislation, I’ve been asked why it should be Washington’s focus at a time when we have so many other pressing concerns, including stagnant economic growth that has left millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans, and the persistent threat of terrorism that recently manifested itself on our own soil.

Mark Davis | May 10, 2013

It is hard to point to one thing as the worst element of the current scandal over the Benghazi cover-up. But there’s something that belongs on the list that has not been mentioned enough.

Brent Bozell | May 10, 2013

It sounded like a freedom-of-religion case when a Columbus, Texas high school relay-race team was disqualified from the state track championship because Derrick Hayes pointed heavenward after his team won the race. That would seem odd in a red state like Texas.

Jonah Goldberg | May 10, 2013

"Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night and decided they'd go kill some Americans? What difference -- at this point, what difference does it make?"

David Limbaugh | May 10, 2013

A former National Security Council spokesman, Tommy Vietor, is representative of the arrogance of the Obama administration in mocking the congressional hearings on Benghazi, Libya, which he contemptuously derided as "amateur hour" and conspiratorial.

Mona Charen | May 10, 2013

Steven Hawking, the world-renowned physicist and celebrity, has cancelled a planned trip to Israel to participate in a conference sponsored by Israeli President Shimon Peres. His explanation: "I have received a number of emails from Palestinian academics. They are unanimous that I should respect the boycott. In view of this, I must withdraw from the conference."

Pat Buchanan | May 10, 2013

Has the bell begun to toll for the GOP?

Reince Priebus | May 10, 2013

"Government secrecy is alive and well" in Washington, D.C., writes Post columnist Al Kamen. Despite President Obama's repeated overtures about transparency in government, the Obama Administration has been anything but open.

Suzanne Fields | May 10, 2013

Mother's Day approaches, and children are decorating cards with ribbons and lace and wrapping boxes of chocolates. Just how we celebrate depends on the length of our memories.

John Ransom | May 10, 2013

The numbers don’t suggest that the New York Attorney General is trying to help anyone but himself. You see, the State of New York has paid $176,991.15 to find each of 339 violations, assuming every violation would be provable in a court of law. It would be much more efficient just to give homeowners enough cash to get current on their homes.

Linda Chavez | May 10, 2013

The immigration debate has taken a sudden and nasty turn with the publication of a new report by The Heritage Foundation claiming that reform legislation will end up costing American taxpayers $6.3 trillion.

Rich Galen | May 10, 2013

Politics or policy? Policy or politics? Those were the questions posed to me by MSNBC's Chris Jansing Wednesday morning an hour before the curtain was due to go up on the hearings before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA).

Donald Lambro | May 10, 2013

When President Obama tries to make the case that his policies have improved life in America, he isn't talking about his hometown of Chicago.

Hal Scherz | May 10, 2013

Despite minimal implementation of the Obamacare thus far, the effects on many patients is already devastating- something very much under-reported.

Brian and Garrett Fahy | May 10, 2013

After Wednesday’s remarkable congressional testimony by State Department officials with inside knowledge of the Benghazi attack, it is settled that the explanations for the attack and the American non-response advanced by the Administration and its defenders are false.

Bill Tatro | May 10, 2013

So here’s my dilemma: We can send a military show of force from Missouri to South Korea in a matter of hours, but not from Italy to Libya. The last time I looked, the distance was shorter from Rome to Benghazi than from Joplin to Seoul.

Fritz Pfister | May 10, 2013

Bloomberg Macro indicators have fallen to seven month lows as the S&P 500 sets record highs. That hasn’t happened since 2007. Macro declines, market goes up. Must be a coincidence it mirrors 2007 trend lines.

Phil Kerpen | May 10, 2013

Alzheimer’s Disease costs the U.S. economy over $200 billion per year, about $140 billion of which is a direct federal budgetary cost to Medicare and Medicaid. On our present course, this cost will quintuple to $1 trillion by 2050.

Bradley Abramson | May 10, 2013

After signing the Defense of Marriage Act into law in 1996, then President Bill Clinton released a statement saying, “I have long opposed governmental recognition of same-gender marriages, and this legislation is consistent with that position.” In May 2011, Clinton reversed himself on the subject, publicly supporting marriage redefinition in New York.

Kristan Hawkins | May 10, 2013

While the Students for Life of America team are on campuses every day across the country educating and activating the college-aged students; Planned Parenthood markets too, for their "create-a-customer" business model.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 10, 2013

Ah. . . The American Dream: Go into debt furthering your education, and then enter an abysmal jobs market. Also, Townhall’s Guy Benson joined John to bring everyone up to date on the Benghazi scandal.

Thu, May 09, 2013

Crystal Wright | May 09, 2013

What is happening to our country? Gays, who represent less than 3% of our population, are trying to dominate our culture and society. Love whom you want. Love the one you’re with.

Todd Starnes | May 09, 2013

A Georgia school district will no longer allow prayers or songs with religious references at graduation ceremonies after a Wisconsin group threatened to file a lawsuit and suggested that forcing non-Christian students to listen to religious music was a form of bullying.

Cliff May | May 09, 2013

I would argue that it is in America’s interest to support such people — in Syria, in Egypt, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, pretty much everywhere. Such people should not be orphans while terrorists, totalitarians, and tyrants of all stripes receive abundant support from Iran, Russia, Gulf petro-princes and, more often than not, the United Nations

Ira Mehlman | May 09, 2013

Some of the interests that stand to gain the most from the Senate Gang of Eight immigration bill, S. 744, are obvious.

Michael Brown | May 09, 2013

As the Benghazi hearings continue and the government cover-up becomes all the more clear, it’s important that we ask ourselves how America developed this phobia of appearing Islamophobic. Why are we so unwilling to connect the dots?

Hugh Hewitt | May 09, 2013

Set aside the disgraceful actions of the broadcast MSM today in not covering the riveting testimony of Greg Hicks Wednesday, and set aside even the shocking conduct of the Administration on the night of 9/11/12 and during the days, weeks and months following.

Michael Barone | May 09, 2013

Markets work. But sometimes they take time.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 09, 2013

This week, my mother called around 10 one morning to chat for a minute and catch up. During our conversation, I realized that she was still in her bed, waiting for an aide to help into a wheelchair. My mom said, in passing, that she was trying to be patient, as there were quite a few other people in the long-term care facility where she is living who need help, and that it doesn't help to be impatient.

Matt Towery | May 09, 2013

Despite on onslaught of national press that seemed to be pushing Elizabeth Colbert Busch toward a victory in the South Carolina special congressional election, former Gov. Mark Sanford, baggage and all, prevailed with a resounding victory. And while I never judge personal lives, it is fair to say that voters in that district overlooked quite a lot in giving Sanford a pass on his past and into the U.S. House.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 09, 2013

Remember when President Obama used to warn Syria's Bashar al-Assad to stop his mass killing and step down?

Larry Elder | May 09, 2013

Three young Cleveland girls missing and presumed dead turned up alive and in good health. A hero of the story is a neighbor, Charles Ramsey, a black man who helped free the girls from the home in which they were apparently imprisoned for some 10 years.

Mike Adams | May 09, 2013

People often write to me expressing their dissatisfaction with President Obama and his policies. They also like to write to me asking how I will do things differently if I am elected president in 2016.

Michael Reagan | May 09, 2013

History is one of our greatest teachers.

Cal Thomas | May 09, 2013

The debate over taxing Internet sales isn't about "fairness," as the cleverly worded title of the bill suggests, it is, or ought to be, about spending, which is where the real problem lies.

John Ransom | May 09, 2013

It's a good thing for Boston and the Benghazi consulate that Islamic fighters, militants, extremists or radicals, who may or may not be Islamists, never have to put up with being lumped in with Islamists who may or may not be fighters, militants, extremists or radicals who just happen to be Islamic.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 09, 2013

Though it pains me to say it, I have made my final judgment about the left. They do not like conservatives very much. In fact, they come to an immediate boil when we enter their admittedly quite limited range of perception.

Steve Chapman | May 09, 2013

For decades, Americans have been told of the evils of importing energy. It sends our money abroad, the argument goes, makes us vulnerable to supply disruptions, strengthens our enemies and weakens the economy.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 09, 2013

The market goes up, and up. And it’s being spurred on by QE, the BOJ, and newly released (possibly manipulated) Chinese economic data. Emmet McGroarty also joined John Ransom for a conversation about the dangers of Common Core – and how the states can fight it.

Crista Huff | May 09, 2013

After disappointing Wall Street with a fourth quarter earnings miss today, Electronic Arts guided analysts’ estimates much lower for first quarter revenues and losses. The company is going through a difficult transition as it searches for a new CEO, cuts jobs and expenses, and watches console sales continue to suffer in favor of mobile and online games.

Night Watch | May 09, 2013

Israel has shown that it will protect its interests and that the Syrian Integrated Air Defense System is penetrable.

Michael Schaus | May 09, 2013

Well. . . It has been quite a while since Al Gore invented the internet. So, I guess it’s about time government finds a way to tax it. Generally speaking, when the word “Fairness” appears in a tax bill, you can guarantee someone is getting ripped off.

Shawn Mitchell | May 09, 2013

What difference does it make that Secretary of State Clinton ran the kind of shop where pleas from an ambassador in the hottest of global hot spots could be either denied by SOS or ignored by staff?

Wed, May 08, 2013

Ann Coulter | May 08, 2013

Every few months since at least 2006, The New York Times takes time out from brow-beating Evangelicals to praise them for supporting amnesty for illegal aliens.

Ken Connor | May 08, 2013

Regardless of where your political sympathies lie, it's undeniable that there is an unhealthy and unholy alliance between well-heeled special interests and politicians and policymakers. It's all well and good to embrace Ms. Rand's philosophy of self-seeking individualism in theory, but when this mentality insinuates itself into the markets unchecked by moral and ethical principles, the results are antithetical to freedom and fairness

Jeff Jacoby | May 08, 2013

According to a Washington Post-ABC poll released last week, 70 percent of Americans want Dzhokhar Tsarnaev put to death if he is convicted of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Susan Stamper Brown | May 08, 2013

So where's your thirst for truth, America? Why aren't we outraged? Maybe because, as White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, "Benghazi happened a long time ago."

Rich Galen | May 08, 2013

Mark Sanford is the worst example of what passes for a political professional in the United States.

Bob Barr | May 08, 2013

Over the course of a single, three-day weekend in May 2013 in Houston, Texas, nearly 90,000 law-abiding American citizens came together to celebrate freedom at the 142nd annual convention of the National Rifle Association of America.

Neal Boortz | May 08, 2013

Here we go. The House Oversight Committee hearings on Benghazi begin today, and do you know what we’re going to learn?

Thomas Sowell | May 08, 2013

If there is ever a contest for words that substitute for thought, "diversity" should be recognized as the undisputed world champion.

Michelle Malkin | May 08, 2013

It's on. As the White House grapples with a growing backlash over its Libya lies and lapses, President Obama's apologists are gearing up for battle. Put on your hip-waders. Grab those tar buckets. Get ready for Operation Smear Benghazi Whistleblowers.

John Stossel | May 08, 2013

For some reason, politicians most sympathetic to those immigrants are clueless about why U.S. citizens move from state to state.

Walter E. Williams | May 08, 2013

One definition given for insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results; it might also be a definition of stupidity. Let's look at some cities where large percentages of black Americans live under poor conditions.

Brent Bozell | May 08, 2013

The Washington Post offered a splashy profile of freshman Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday, and the most surprising thing about it was a lack of venom. The reporter described "the self-assured, nonstop talker who won national debate championships as an undergraduate at Princeton."

Jonah Goldberg | May 08, 2013

At an investment conference last week, Harvard historian Niall Ferguson created a huge mess for himself. He glibly speculated that maybe because economist John Maynard Keynes was a childless, "effete" homosexual, he embraced a doctrine that favored immediate economic gratification.

Neil McCabe | May 08, 2013

The Internet music listeners should be plugged into whether or not the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee will reform how the government sets its royalty payments.

Daniel Doherty | May 08, 2013

There is literally no biological difference between a “fetus” and a baby born minutes later. Thus shouldn’t America’s laws reflect this simple reality, despite what the radical, pro-choice lobby will say and do to obfuscate the truth?

Ben Shapiro | May 08, 2013

A people that does not fear government oppression is not a free people. It is a subject people. A people that believes that the government somehow invariably guards rights is not an American people -- it is a Rousseauian rabble prepared to accept the yoke of tyranny.

Terry Jeffrey | May 08, 2013

When President Dwight Eisenhower -- a big-government Republican running for re-election -- signed the federal disability program into law in 1956, he suggested this new form of welfare would increase government efficiency, rehabilitate the truly disabled and roll back government dependency.

Austin Bay | May 08, 2013

This past Sunday, China and India agreed to avoid turning the world's most dangerous border dispute into the world's most dangerous war -- at least temporarily.

John Ransom | May 08, 2013

When I was a broker this phenomena was explained thusly: Individual investors don’t make money in the market, they just borrow it from the institutional investors for a while.

Donald Lambro | May 08, 2013

There has been a disturbing increase in America's suicide rate, and our job-scarce economy may be one of the reasons why.

Jacob Sullum | May 08, 2013

This week, the Colorado General Assembly put the finishing touches on legislation aimed at taxing and regulating the commercial distribution of marijuana for recreational use. The process has been haunted by the fear that the federal government will try to quash this momentous experiment in pharmacological tolerance -- a fear magnified by the Obama administration's continuing silence on the subject.

Crista Huff | May 08, 2013

During the week of Feb. 12, we said that Dow Chemical shares were a great value, with strong earnings growth, big dividend and low PE. The stock appears ready to continue rising in the near-term. The next price resistance is at $40.

Ralph Benko | May 08, 2013

The GOP has relapsed into a potentially fatal business-as-usual complacency. The recommendations contained in its high profile but anodyne “autopsy” represent, at best, a band-aid for a party hemorrhaging from a much more fundamental wound: being out of touch with the needs, values, and dignity of the American people.

Cathy Ruse | May 08, 2013

There is deception in the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America.

Bob Beauprez | May 08, 2013

U.S. Special Operations forces in Libya were on the way to the airport to board a Libyan government plane to Benghazi but were told "you can't go now; you don't have authority to go now."

Night Watch | May 08, 2013

Japan and South Korea announced they will maintain high vigilance against a surprise provocation since North Korea is capable of launching a missile from an operational missile base with little to no warning.

Robert Knight | May 08, 2013

Words such as “marriage,” “conservatism,” “bigotry,” “tolerance” and “brave,” no longer have universal meaning, and this is no accident

George Friedman | May 08, 2013

NATO was successful during the Cold War because the enemy was clear, there was consensus over what to do in each particular circumstance and participation was a given. An alliance that does not know its mission, and has no meaningful plans for what problems it faces, cannot be considered an alliance.

Roger Schlesinger | May 08, 2013

As I begin to navigate through the mortgage market once again, I feel that half of the craziness in this aspect of finance is because a majority of the industry is built on family tradition.

Tue, May 07, 2013

Rachel Marsden | May 07, 2013

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with his Russian counterparts this week in Moscow to discuss Syria, much of the world is wondering what America's endgame is.

Rachel Alexander | May 07, 2013

Anti-Americanism at the United Nations is now routine. Every few days, some kind of statement comes out of the United Nations condemning the United States. It is impossible to keep up with the criticisms because there are so many.

Jayson Lusk | May 07, 2013

Michael Moss’s New York Times bestselling book Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us is the latest in a long stream of journalistic exposés decrying the state of food and agriculture in America.

Gabriella Hoffman | May 07, 2013

The American university was once regarded as the marketplace of ideas.

Fred Wszolek | May 07, 2013

On May 16th, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) will conduct a hearing on the pending nominations to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Hugh Hewitt | May 07, 2013

Wednesday's hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Governmental Reform begins at 11:30 A.M. and before it is over the country will have decided whether it is interested in uncovering the truth about Benghazi --or not.

John Hawkins | May 07, 2013

The most grotesque, woman-hating pigs in all of politics are inevitably liberal men who operate with the full sanction and support of left-wing feminists.

Thomas Sowell | May 07, 2013

If you are driving along and suddenly see a big red rubber ball come bouncing out into the street, you might want to put your foot on the brake pedal, because a small child may well come running out into the street after it.

Rick Santorum | May 07, 2013

You may be hearing a lot these days about the growing separation of the elites in America from everyone else, about how those at the very top in our country are playing by a different set of rules and have different realities than the millions of working families across America. Well, I agree with this view, and sadly, I see it getting worse by the day. And nowhere is it as bad as it is on Capitol Hill.

Chuck Norris | May 07, 2013

On Mother's Day weekend 2012, many of you probably watched my 91-year-old mom, Wilma Norris Knight, being interviewed by a friend of ours, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, on his Fox News Channel show, "Huckabee." WorldNetDaily also reported on her television special.

David Limbaugh | May 07, 2013

President Barack Obama has to be the most partisan and most ideological president we've seen in a long, long time. He cannot or will not refrain from injecting his partisan politics into almost every occasion.

Mona Charen | May 07, 2013

Clinton's demand -- "What difference does it make?" -- deserves a reply. The public deserves to know if the mistakes the administration made -- conceptual, tactical or both -- contributed to the deaths of four Americans. The public also deserves to know whether the president and his agents audaciously and brazenly lied about a national security matter for political gain.

Ward Connerly | May 07, 2013

There is no question that violent and serious offenders like murderers, rapists, and child abusers need to be locked up for a very long time. They pose a real threat to society and deserve severe punishment for their crimes.

Cal Thomas | May 07, 2013

"Mainstream media" are alarmed by reports that billionaires Charles and David Koch are considering the purchase of Tribune Company's eight daily newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times.

Dennis Prager | May 07, 2013

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) announced last week that it will discontinue the free school breakfast plan it initiated last year.

Pat Buchanan | May 07, 2013

Last week, several polls came out assessing U.S. public opinion on intervention in Syria.

John Ransom | May 07, 2013

Losing the man-hour equivalent of 500,000 workers costs about $18 billion per year for just last month. Imagine: All that accomplished in a one-month time span. I guess we all can be thankful that April only had 30 days, not 31.

Paul Greenberg | May 07, 2013

Whenever this president can't answer a direct question about some failure of American security, or at least can't answer it satisfactorily, he goes into his riff about the need to ... close the brig at Guantanamo.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 07, 2013

Obamacare was supposed to be a big success by now, according to predictions made by liberals who railroaded it through Congress in 2010. So why isn't it?

Bill Murchison | May 07, 2013

Obama's approval ratings since inauguration have dropped back below 50 percent.

Crista Huff | May 07, 2013

Tyson Foods reported a disappointing second quarter, as drought conditions provoked higher grain, beef and chicken prices and lowered profit margins. Earnings were down 43% year-over-year as consumers switched to less expensive chicken products.

Night Watch | May 07, 2013

That means that the North will not release Bae in return for apologies, bribes and promise, the usual media of exchange. However, if the UN lifted sanctions in return for his release, Bae would soon be on a flight out of Pyongyang.

Bill Tatro | May 07, 2013

Bernanke seemed to be much more like Alfred E. Neuman of Mad magazine fame who continually said, “What, me worry?”

Mon, May 06, 2013

Kellie Fiedorek | May 06, 2013

On Tuesday, the Delaware Senate will consider legally redefining marriage for the entire state. Despite the intensity and emotion from both sides surrounding the debate, the choice before these 21 senators is pretty simple.

Byron York | May 06, 2013

After six months of mulling over November's election results, many Republicans remain convinced that the party's only path to future victory is to improve the GOP's appeal to Hispanic voters.

Todd Starnes | May 06, 2013

Late last year, a public school teacher in northern Idaho told students to write an essay titled, “I Believe.” But there was one caveat – the students were not allowed to write anything about God in their papers.

Rich Galen | May 06, 2013

Every Member of Congress and commissioned officer (civilian and military) in federal service as well as every enlisted service member takes an oath that requires they promise to: "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…"

Katie Pavlich | May 06, 2013

The common thing that brings NRA members together is obviously a celebration of the Second Amendment and the guaranteed right embedded in our Constitution for the people to keep and bear arms without infringement, but there are many other common American values and themes found in the organization that are often overlooked.

Kurt Schlichter | May 06, 2013

If the Republicans convened a council of renowned political half-wits to try and come up with a plan to simultaneously strengthen its opponents while hurting its supporters, it would be hard to beat the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act.

Michael Barone | May 06, 2013

Many loud voices in the debate over immigration have been insisting that effective border enforcement must precede any steps that legalize the status of current illegal immigrants.

Star Parker | May 06, 2013

In 1854, Abraham Lincoln confronted America’s first “pro-choice” Senator, Stephen Douglas, in a speech in Peoria, Illinois.

Katie Kieffer | May 06, 2013

Teach gun safety in classrooms and leave sex education to parents. Plan B won’t save young people from incurable STDs, but guns will protect women and children from being raped or murdered. The more young people know about guns, the safer our society will be.

Ken Blackwell | May 06, 2013

America is only four months into the second term of Barack Obama and already one of its most promising industries is suffering from a pair of grossly obtuse government agencies who have banded together to aid a foreign state-owned company at the expense of domestic firms.

Terry Paulson | May 06, 2013

The magical spell that President Barack Obama has placed on Americans is unraveling.

Jeff Jacoby | May 06, 2013

It's the Holy Grail that Massachusetts Republicans have been seeking for years: the blueprint for getting candidates elected to statewide office.

John Ransom | May 06, 2013

Prepare for the final federalization of primary education in the USA- hereafter known as Common Core- and don’t worry so much about relics written by old, white men like the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. But on this issue, we can win, thanks to the grassroots.

Brian Birdnow | May 06, 2013

E.J. Dionne admiringly noted that President Obama has successfully “changed the narrative” in national politics in highlighting Republican inactivity and obstructionism.

Dan Holler | May 06, 2013

It is difficult, if not impossible, to calculate the exact degree of abuse. A Bush-era document says more than one-quarter of all benefits go toward food items not considered “basic.” It’s unclear if coconut milk and lemongrass would be considered basic, but if that ratio holds true today, the abuse far outweighs the fraud. That’s $20 billion in taxpayer money going for things like chips and soda, and maybe sweet clementine juice.

Bob Beauprez | May 06, 2013

How the Obama White House's talking points evolved in those first days and who was ultimately responsible for the Administration's preferred version of "the truth" quickly became part of a growing scandal, and remains so today.

Tad DeHaven | May 06, 2013

Over the past two years Congress has spent almost a half billion taxpayer dollars—and wants to spend another $436 million—upgrading Abrams tanks that experts and the Army itself say aren’t needed.

Mark Baisley | May 06, 2013

The classic force majeure is that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. We have certainly seen enough of the pure professionals who only see founding principles as bothersome considerations toward gaining and keeping positions of authority.

Chris Edwards | May 06, 2013

Government spending certainly helps the government-dependent parts of the U.S. economy. But most Americans live in the private economy, and so they might like to know how government budget actions affect the economy that they live in.

Sun, May 05, 2013

Doug Giles | May 05, 2013

A new $1 million dollar program led by Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw aimed at “violence prevention” is encouraging Floridians to report their neighbors for making hateful comments about the government, a chilling reminder of how dissent is being characterized as an extremist threat.

Derek Hunter | May 05, 2013

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has become the face of the push for reform. He wrote an op-ed in this week’s Wall Street Journal inviting public input on the issue. Here are mine.

Austin Hill | May 05, 2013

Is President Obama taking-over our nation’s public schools? Is a United Nations agenda infiltrating America’s K-12 classrooms? No, not exactly. Not Yet.

Bruce Bialosky | May 05, 2013

I have avoided writing a column about this for a while despite aching to do so. Part of it was because I did not want to seem like a crotchety curmudgeon, even more than I may appear at times.

John Ransom | May 05, 2013

About the only thing slimier than a liberal is a liberal who tries to hide it by pretending to be independent.

Steve Chapman | May 05, 2013

Video surveillance cameras have been growing in popularity for years, but in recent weeks their advance has gotten a turbo boost. After helping to identify two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, they went from occasionally desirable to universally vital.

Rich Tucker | May 05, 2013

Almost everything seems to be getting more specialized these days. Television programs were once “broadcast,” sent out over the air and intended for a vast audience.

Bob Beauprez | May 05, 2013

Here is the Part III report by Adam Housley in which the military Special Operator with intimate knowledge of the Benghazi attack charges that the Obama Administration "had no plan" of how to respond to the attack despite the multiple security warnings that preceded that fateful night.

Scott Carter | May 05, 2013

Silver is quite simply disappearing. Some estimates claim that 95% of all the silver ever mined is now gone, having been consumed by man’s pursuit of industry, technology and communication.

Bill Tatro | May 05, 2013

After four years of recovery following that horrendous stock market low on March 9th, 2009, and now subsequently achieving all-time market highs, the central bankers have finally decided that it’s not only safe to stick a toe into the market’s water, but it’s also time to essentially submerge the rest of the body.

Marita Noon | May 05, 2013

The American economy has some basic problems. We need more well-paid jobs, increased revenue, and our trade balance is out of whack. Each of these issues could be easily addressed, but environmentalists are doing everything they can to kill potential solutions.

Paul Jacob | May 05, 2013

The Obama Administration is very loose with the timing of the president's signings - and that's just one sign of the times.