Sat, Jun 01, 2013

John Hawkins | June 01, 2013

If you listen to liberals, you'd think that Rush Limbaugh is the de facto boss of the entire Republican Party.

John C. Goodman | June 01, 2013

Why has the topic of "inequality" been getting so much attention in recent years? My theory: people on the left don't have solutions to any other problems.

Kathryn Lopez | June 01, 2013

Maybe it's different for you, especially if you're reading this in an actual newspaper. But if you're online with me right now (trust me, I am at the computer as you're reading -- that's what I do), you're probably in need of some silence.

Paul Driessen | June 01, 2013

Numerous articles document how European climate policies have been disastrous for affordable energy, economic growth, entire industries, people’s jobs and welfare, wildlife habitats and human lives. Even the IPCC, BBC and Economist have finally recognized that average global temperatures have not budged since 1997.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 01, 2013

Yep. . . That was actually said by a left wing pundit. Needless to say, Ransom has a different opinion. Also, John Andrews – Leader of the Western Conservative Summit – spoke about the annual conservative conference in the Rocky Mountains this summer.

Kristan Hawkins | June 01, 2013

Pro-abortion zealots want you to believe that convicted killer Kermit Gosnell was an exception. That his "House of Horrors" was the only bad apple. But you don't have to look far to find other Gosnells.

Larry Kudlow | June 01, 2013

Apart from criminal prosecution, the best way to strip the power of politics and corruption from the IRS is to initiate broad-based, pro-growth tax reform and simplification. It's the complexity of the tax code that nurtures the corruptness of the IRS.

Steve Deace | June 01, 2013

There is an x-factor in America’s so-called culture war that I don’t believe either side fully understands. That is because both sides are looking at their conflict through primarily a political lens. The deeper conflict is a clash of worldviews—with one worldview in particular dominating the arena of ideas in the American mainstream.

Bill Tatro | June 01, 2013

For those people that view the U.S. stock market as an entity totally devoid of a relationship with economic reality, then I suppose “correction” is indeed the appropriate word. Whether it’s a 5% or 10% correction, it always affords the unsuspecting investor an opportunity to join the party, which is more than likely what they’ve been missing.

Brian and Garrett Fahy | June 01, 2013

Like an onion being peeled, each week seems to reveal new layers of odious conduct by the Obama Administration that increasingly offends the senses. Only five months into the second term of the hope and change presidency, few are hopeful of any positive change.

Kevin Williams | June 01, 2013

"We need to tell our stories. 'George Washington' is a movie that should be made from a conservative standpoint. You know, the founding of America. These types of movies should be made on our side. At the same time, I think we need to do small documentaries like the '2016’s' of the world. More of that stuff. There is a whole world out there on TV that we could be exploring."

Robert Knight | June 01, 2013

What do you do if you’re a street fiddler who wants to play as loud as you want and the cops tell you to pipe down?

Night Watch | June 01, 2013

Israeli analysts accused Asad of lying about the delivery of S-300 missiles. Unnamed US officials said there was no evidence of a recent missile delivery. If they show up, some intelligence services are going to be embarrassed.

Bob Beauprez | June 01, 2013

How far down the redistribution of wealth path have we traveled? And, how near is the day of reckoning? Yet for all of the fiscal cliff, debt ceiling, and financial Armageddon deadline negotiations that come and go, there seems zero willingness to address the elephant in the room.

Fri, May 31, 2013

Todd Starnes | May 31, 2013

A Florida school district is facing outrage after a private security company conducted eye scans on students without notifying parents.

Tim Phillips | May 31, 2013

When President Obama's former top political advisor attempts to explain the President's multiple scandal problems by saying that government has gotten so big that one man, even if he's Barack Obama, cannot keep up with or control things, then you know the size and scope of government has truly gone off the rails.

Rich Galen | May 31, 2013

Most reporters, back in the day, would simply not talk to me about a particular subject if it was going to be off the record.

Michael Brown | May 31, 2013

By now you’ve probably heard about the new children’s cartoon show called “Shezow,” featuring a 12-year-old boy named Guy “who uses a magic ring to transform himself into a crime-fighting girl” wearing “a purple skirt and cape, as well as pink gloves and white boots.” And to change from boy to girl, he just says the magic words, “You go girl!”

Michelle Malkin | May 31, 2013

The school year may be over for most American students, but parents must remain as vigilant as ever when it comes to protecting their children's privacy. Look no further than the shocking, invasive conduct of the Polk County, Fla., educational district last week.

Mark Davis | May 31, 2013

“That government is best which governs least.” Probably the best seven-word explanation of conservatism in the history of language. For that reason, you will often hear it attributed to Thomas Jefferson or Thomas Paine.

Brent Bozell | May 31, 2013

Stop the presses! Decadence dominated the publicity oozing out of the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Mike Adams | May 31, 2013

Everyone must be judged from time to time. It's a fact of life. Nonetheless, I'm getting tired of judgmental statements directed toward me for my unwavering defense of marriage.

Jonah Goldberg | May 31, 2013

"Could people like Bob Dole, even Ronald Reagan -- could you make it in today's Republican Party?" Chris Wallace of "Fox News Sunday" asked former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole.

David Limbaugh | May 31, 2013

Well, let's see. Obama promised to get the economy moving, greatly improve our health care system and reduce its costs, give us the most transparent government, and usher in a new era of bipartisanship and racial harmony.

Mona Charen | May 31, 2013

The headlines were misleading: "Moms are Breadwinners in Record 4 of 10 Households." Immediate thought: Wow, 40 percent of wives are primary breadwinners. Nope.

Ken Blackwell | May 31, 2013

President Obama has made good use of his sense of humor. He has often used his wit to disarm his critics. He has, we admit, a sly sense of humor. And it serves him well. He loves to expose his critics to ridicule. He’s actually much more appealing—and politically more successful—when he deploys humor against his opponents.

Pat Buchanan | May 31, 2013

Sen. Carl Levin was aghast. Before his committee sat, unapologetic and uncontrite, Apple CEO Tim Cook, whose company had paid no U.S. corporate income taxes on the $74 billion it had earned abroad in recent years.

Suzanne Fields | May 31, 2013

Lolita was 12 years old when Humbert Humbert first saw her with an obsession that could fill a book. "Lolita" became a best-selling novel about a perverted older man, a pubescent girl and a tragic tale of sexual abuse, dissected with the insights and illuminations of a brilliant writer.

Linda Chavez | May 31, 2013

Here's a thought: If Medicare pays your medical bills, thank an immigrant for making it possible.

Diana West | May 31, 2013

A book called "American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character" (St. Martin's Press) shouldn't promise uplift and spiritual renewal. I know. I wrote it.

Donald Lambro | May 31, 2013

Over the long, hard course of Barack Obama's painfully slow, job-scarce, sub-par economy, he may have set a record for persistent media reports that his shaky recovery was finally showing signs of strength.

Kevin Williams | May 31, 2013

2012 was a big year for documentary films by conservative filmmakers with Runaway Slave, my own film Fear of a Black Republican, and 2016: Obama’s America hitting America’s movie screens.

Michael Schaus | May 31, 2013

Think, for a minute, about all the things the IRS can do to a group, or an individual, without causing a scandal. The agency imposes penalties and fines on citizens before any guilt has been proven in the court of law; soon the agency will be able to levy penalties against citizens for not obtaining proper health insurance. The IRS has more power in a single audit than Eric Holder’s entire Department of Justice. . . And that’s just when they behave.

Fritz Pfister | May 31, 2013

If Joe Six Pack isn’t applying for mortgages and major investors end their purchases, we may reliable be able to predict how the market will snap back down.

Night Watch | May 31, 2013

The facts are that the North cannot negotiate denuclearization without changing its law and the party line. Until those change, nuclear talks will be non-substantive

Ransom Notes Radio | May 31, 2013

Economist Carl Schramm spoke with John Ransom about one of President Barack Obama’s biggest challenges: He’s never been exposed to executive experience. The most recent string of scandals illustrates the President’s blind faith in Bureaucracy, and his naiveté regarding Presidential responsibility.

Bill Tatro | May 31, 2013

Whoever could blow the largest bubble before it blew up all over your face won the contest. Some contests were decided by a group vote, while other competitions were judged by simply measuring the width of the gum that covered your face and hair.

Jerry Bowyer | May 31, 2013

The Calvinistic lifestyle of worldly asceticism became a source of growth and capital accumulation.

Thu, May 30, 2013

Cliff May | May 30, 2013

In his 6,000-word speech at the National Defense University last week, President Obama devoted only one paragraph to the ideology of those who proclaim themselves America’s enemies. But those 101 words are worth a closer look.

Todd Starnes | May 30, 2013

An Illinois high school teacher was punished by a local school district after he warned students about their Constitutional rights before answering a school-mandated survey about emotional and at-risk behavior.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 30, 2013

School may be out for summer, at least for my children, but it's a good time to remember that learning is not only about teachers, books, subjects and grades, but more about the mindset and approach that we take in life.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 30, 2013

Ideas of the 1960s have now grown reactionary in our world that is vastly different from a half-century ago.

Michael Barone | May 30, 2013

A thoughtful reformer targets the traditional rules of an aging institution that has retarded progress in the past. Time to modernize those rules, the reformer says, and prevent obstruction in the future.

Larry Elder | May 30, 2013

CBS news anchor Scott Pelley offered an apology -- for the wrong reason.

Michael Reagan | May 30, 2013

Scandal after Obama scandal. Outrage upon Obama outrage. Remember the Benghazi cover-up story? Forget it.

Cal Thomas | May 30, 2013

Who doesn't admire former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole? Wounded World War II veteran, part-time comedian (Dole once described a meeting of former presidents Carter, Ford and Nixon as "see no evil, hear no evil -- and evil"), former presidential candidate and all-around decent man, Dole was a part of government for much of his life.

Scottie Hughes | May 30, 2013

Mark Twain was lucky. When he said, “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” he was addressing the first and only time the media prematurely reported his demise. The Tea Party, on the other hand, has been declared dead more times than Bruce Willis in a Die Hard movie.

Debra J. Saunders | May 30, 2013

On Sunday, Fox News' Chris Wallace spoon-fed former GOP Sen. Bob Dole one of the media's favorite questions: Could Ronald Reagan -- or Dole -- make it in today's Republican Party? "I doubt it," Dole answered. "Reagan wouldn't have made it. Certainly, (Richard) Nixon couldn't have made it, because he had ideas. We might have made it, but I doubt it."

David Harsanyi | May 30, 2013

Perhaps these Obama administration scandals (popularly referred to as "so-called scandals" in liberal media circles) lack the explosive drama of a Watergate and the entertainment value of Bill Clinton's peccadilloes, but for those who are less obsessed with the political consequences and more troubled by constitutional fallout, there's plenty to see.

Matt Towery | May 30, 2013

Last week, I listened to a loud, obnoxious woman interrupt the president of the United States numerous times during a speech on national security. She is the leader of the group Code Pink. They oppose war and the use of drones, and generally push a super-left-of-center view on everything from "green jobs" to health care.

John Ransom | May 30, 2013

Here is the punchline that liberals are getting at: People who stay married- presumably to spouses of the opposite gender- and reap the benefits of their commitment need to pay for those who can’t or won’t.

Paul Greenberg | May 30, 2013

Just what is the country supposed to make of our president's rambling stream-of-consciousness billed as a Major Policy Address at the National Defense University last week?

Steve Chapman | May 30, 2013

Aversion therapy is a process used to deter people from engaging in self-destructive habits by subjecting them to painful sensations whenever they do -- say, giving them an electric shock when they light a cigarette or take a drink. The idea is that soon they will learn that these once-pleasurable pastimes are something to avoid.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 30, 2013

Recently in Washington the Newseum was saved from what could have been a very embarrassing event. Or maybe the people who run the Newseum would not have been embarrassed, but the institution was saved anyway. The Newseum is an interactive museum dedicated to the study of news and journalism. It was going to honor two terrorists as journalists before genuine journalists intervened.

Kyle Olson | May 30, 2013

As the storm clouds of discontent continue to gather over the implementation of Common Core national standards, activists in nine states are forcing their leaders to address their concerns.

Bob Beauprez | May 30, 2013

Advice and public testimony aside, the Democrats ignored the Sheriffs. Subsequently, John Hickenlooper, the Democrat Governor, signed the bills into law. Sticking to their convictions, 55 of the 62 county sheriffs filed a lawsuit in federal court on May 17 seeking to overturn the legislation on constitutional grounds.

Night Watch | May 30, 2013

The Russian statements are aimed at the US and NATO. Various Russian leaders have declared Russia will not allow Syria to go the path of Libya, in which NATO intervention began with a no-fly zone.

Crista Huff | May 30, 2013

China's Shuanghui International has agreed to purchase Smithfield Foods for $4.7 billion in cash in order to fill a demand for pork in China, amid continued food safety scandals abroad.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 30, 2013

Would you live in a worker’s paradise run by Mayor Michael Bloomberg? John Ransom asked this question after reading about Citi-bikes, soda bans, and crackdowns on street cafes. Anthony Lolli (a real estate expert located in NYC) joined the show to take a look at whether or not the Housing Recovery is real.

Erik Stanley | May 30, 2013

The IRS recently apologized for targeting conservative groups with audits and investigations during the 2012 election. Apparently, the IRS targeted the groups because they had the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their names.

Wed, May 29, 2013

Ann Coulter | May 29, 2013

It's been a bad few weeks for cultural assimilation. Last month, two welfare-receiving immigrants in the United States, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, set off bombs at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring hundreds. By the end of the week, they had murdered a cop and engaged in a wild shoot-out and bomb-throwing melee with the police.

Todd Starnes | May 29, 2013

I was watching “The Voice” last night, NBC’s singing competition and I could not believe the words coming out of my flat screen television.

Michael Brown | May 29, 2013

Once again, true to form, the film industry is celebrating the two latest gay and lesbian flicks, both featuring torrid affairs between an adult and a teenager, while at the same time, there are howls of protest across America because an 18-year-old girl has been charged with crimes because of her sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl. What a coincidence!

Jeff Jacoby | May 29, 2013

It was during oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry, one of two same-sex marriage cases the Supreme Court took up in March, that Justice Sonia Sotomayor raised the inescapable question, the one that has always loomed over the campaign to radically redefine marriage: Where would the changes end?

Rich Galen | May 29, 2013

All right. It's darn near June of the off year. Over the past few weeks I've been writing like Grandma Moses painted: Sooooo very sweet.

Robert Knight | May 29, 2013

It’s pretty clear that the Internal Revenue Service acted illegally in its abuse of tea parties and other conservative groups and individuals since 2009.

Bob Barr | May 29, 2013

Considering the current crop of scandals plaguing the Obama administration, the findings in a recent report from Gallup that fully half of Americans believe the government has too much power, comes as no surprise.

Michelle Malkin | May 29, 2013

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius controls a $54 million slush fund to hire thousands of "navigators," "in-person assisters" and counselors who will propagandize and enroll Obamacare recipients in government-run health insurance exchanges.

John Stossel | May 29, 2013

Plan to drive more this summer? Annoyed by the price of gas? Complaining that oil companies rip you off?

Walter E. Williams | May 29, 2013

Individually, Americans do not deserve to be subservient to such a fear-mongering, intimidating and powerful agency as the Internal Revenue Service; but collectively, we do. Let's look at it.

Brent Bozell | May 29, 2013

Don't the American people deserve to be told, and shouldn't they be allowed to judge for themselves?

Jonah Goldberg | May 29, 2013

They say all is fair in love and war (I'm skeptical), but that doesn't mean war and love have much in common.

Dennis Prager | May 29, 2013

Throughout the Muslim and leftist worlds it is believed -- and our children are taught this at college -- that America, the UK. and other countries are targeted by Muslims because we kill Muslims.

Michael Medved | May 29, 2013

President Obama blames Congressional Republicans for collapse of his “hope and change” agenda but those claims make no sense in historical context.

Ben Shapiro | May 29, 2013

In a hallmark speech last week, President Obama unilaterally declared the war on terror over. The end of that war, Obama stated, meant we could return to the halcyon days of the Clinton-era law enforcement, during which America experienced a spate of terrorist attacks ranging from the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993 to the Khobar Towers bombing in 1996 to the bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 to the USS Cole bombing in 2000.

Terry Jeffrey | May 29, 2013

For much of our history, the sheer difficulty of getting to America and surviving here ensured the nation was stocked with immigrants who represented a sort of natural elite.

Austin Bay | May 29, 2013

At a time when Americans, with good reason, feared a Japanese invasion of Hawaii and the continental U.S. West Coast, Kiska and Attu actually became Japanese Occupied America.

John Ransom | May 29, 2013

So there is a precedent for a liberal president-messiah, who is less than a messiah and less than a president.

Donald Lambro | May 29, 2013

President Obama's proposed policy changes on the use of drones to kill key terrorist leaders has raised more questions than it has answered.

Bill Murchison | May 29, 2013

Score another triumph for modern American culture -- the sexual assault scandal now racking the military. A "scourge," Defense Secretary Charles Hagel called it, speaking at West Point. "A national disgrace," says Speaker John Boehner, reacting to the Pentagon's estimates of 26,000 assaults typed as sexual last year.

Jacob Sullum | May 29, 2013

Last week, a guy named Barack Obama gave a speech in which he expressed appropriate concern about the abuse of government power in the name of fighting terrorism. Too bad he's not in a position to do anything about it.

Crystal Wright | May 29, 2013

Any conservative, who thinks E.W. Jackson winning Virginia's 2013 Republican Lieutenant Governor nomination is a good thing, needs to have his or her head examined.

Bill Tatro | May 29, 2013

We are all so busy in our day-to-day lives that “history” is something relegated to our junior year in high school — merely a class that we were forced to take if we wanted to graduate. Indeed, nobody forewarns us that history repeats itself again and again.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 29, 2013

Representative Kevin Brady (Ambassador for the Great Republic of Texas) spoke with John Ransom about the importance of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Energy independence is a very real possibility with sensible energy policies. . . Unfortunately, too many environmentalists don’t believe in unleashing America’s full potential.

Laura Hollis | May 29, 2013

It’s been a bad few weeks for the Obama administration.

Ralph Benko | May 29, 2013

My close encounter with Mother Teresa was a chance one, in 1979. This chance encounter taught me everything I know about good macroeconomic policy.

Ken Connor | May 29, 2013

America's obsession with political correctness is undermining our security and our Constitution. So argues newly-initiated American citizen Ayaan Hirsi Ali in an article suggesting that the United States do more to screen out "political Islamists" from its pool of aspiring citizens.

Crista Huff | May 29, 2013

Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Canada’s largest drugmaker, has agreed to buy privately-held eye-care company Bausch & Lomb Holdings Inc. for $8.7 billion. The deal will be financed by the issuance of new equity and debt.

Tue, May 28, 2013

Fred Wszolek | May 28, 2013

In recent days, Americans have been taken aback by the actions of taxpayer-funded, government bureaucrats at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) who have targeted individuals and groups with whom they disagree with politically. It’s the sort of conduct one would expect to read about in other countries, but certainly not the United States.

Rachel Marsden | May 28, 2013

The war in Syria is Russia's to lose. Arguably, it could very well end up being Russia's biggest test as a player on the world stage since the end of the Cold War.

Todd Starnes | May 28, 2013

The Department of Justice has been accused of religious intolerance and viewpoint discrimination after workers were sent an email directing them to verbally affirm homosexuality, according to a religious liberty law firm representing a DOJ whistleblower.

Derek Hunter | May 28, 2013

Current scandals aside, when the history of the Obama Administration is written the topic of crony capitalism will need a section to itself.

John Hawkins | May 28, 2013

Republicans spend too much time complaining about liberals boycotting the advertisers on conservatives’ shows and not enough time doing the same thing to the Left.

Thomas Sowell | May 28, 2013

We have truly entered the world of "Alice in Wonderland" when the CEO of a company that pays $16 million a day in taxes is hauled up before a Congressional subcommittee to be denounced on nationwide television for not paying more.

Rick Santorum | May 28, 2013

Once again the U.S. Senate is considering passing into law a very dangerous United Nations treaty that would threaten the tens of thousands of American families who care for disabled children. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or CRPD treaty, which has been rejected a number of times before, is expected to come before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the first week in June. This treaty should be unacceptable to all American families, and we must work to put an end to it.

Chuck Norris | May 28, 2013

I recently read a great story about the oldest living American veteran. And then it made me think about my brother Wieland, who gave his life in Vietnam.

Lisa De Pasquale | May 28, 2013

Nearly every TV commercial seems to show the husband or father as bumbling, emasculated basement-dwellers. One commercial that sticks in my mind is a laundry detergent commercial that shows a husband and wife folding their triplets’ clothes. The husband says, “You’re cuter than clean clothes.” The wife responds, “Thanks, honey. You suck at folding.”

Pat Buchanan | May 28, 2013

The thrice-promised land it has been called. It is that land north of Mecca and Medina and south of Anatolia, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf.

Debra J. Saunders | May 28, 2013

I hate Apple. There was a time when I would look at my iPhone, and my heart would skip a beat. With its stylish white-and-gray cover, it felt like a luxury car I could hold in my hot little hand. It told me things I didn't know. It told me how to get where I wanted to go. It was exciting. It purred cute little noises that let me know I was wanted, desirable, in demand.

John Ransom | May 28, 2013

Experience from other countries has taught us that investors won’t continue to pour money into medical innovation when the incentive for innovation has disappeared.

Michael Schaus | May 28, 2013

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone. On this last Tuesday in May we should be careful, however, to make sure the practice of honoring our fallen heroes is not relegated to only one or two weekends every year.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 28, 2013

Memorial Day is a time to thank the surviving family members of a fallen hero for their sacrifice. It’s a day to recognize the lives lost in bringing the rest of us Freedom. Michael Schaus, filling in for John Ransom, spoke about the importance of the day. He also touched base with Derryck Green, from Project 21, about the corruption of Chicago’s Teacher’s Union.

Mon, May 27, 2013

Armstrong Williams | May 27, 2013

During Secretary of State John Kerry’s first official trip to sub-Saharan last week he had the opportunity to publicly bolster a key U.S. ally. Instead, he singled out Nigeria for criticism at the very time the country is engaged in a pitched battle to defend itself against radical Islamic terrorists who have pledged to overthrow the government and replace it with an Islamic state.

Rich Galen | May 27, 2013

We went to Arlington National Cemetery to attend the annual Memorial Day observance.

Kurt Schlichter | May 27, 2013

Lois Lerner was absolutely right to take the Fifth when she came before Congress. It was her right as an American. Her lawyer was right to tell her to do it. We should be proud that our Constitution recognizes the right to not incriminate oneself.

Michael Barone | May 27, 2013

There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News's James Rosen.

Mike Adams | May 27, 2013

In recent columns, I've mentioned a disturbing trend involving the lack of due process in the adjudication of campus rape cases. The fact of the matter is that rape cases are rarely handled properly on university campuses.

Star Parker | May 27, 2013

Some 25 years ago I changed my life.

John Ransom | May 27, 2013

Every week I get a response from a reader of this column that goes something like this: "Mr Ransom, I really like your email column but aren't you just encouraging the liberal trolls by paying attention to them?"

Paul Driessen | May 27, 2013

“We’re from the Earth Guardians group, and we’re working on fracking and how it’s going to affect our future and our health. So we wrote this song for all the gas companies that are putting their profits ahead of our future.”

Dan Holler | May 27, 2013

As Americans all across the country join to remember the service and sacrifice of brave men and women, lawmakers trek back home to mingle with their constituents.

Matt Barber | May 27, 2013

It’s a sad day for both Scouting and for freedom. Indeed, it’s a sad day for America.

Paul Kengor | May 27, 2013

Memorial Day is a wonderful constant. Every year, it never ceases to touch me. My family attends an annual parade in Mercer, Pennsylvania. It’s terrific—total old-school. The flags, the courthouse, the kids, the snow-cone stand, the marching bands, and, most of all, the troops from different wars—that is, the survivors who remain with us.

Shawn Mitchell | May 27, 2013

Liberals offer permanent excuses for abuses: Everyone does it. Yet when you examine the record, not everyone does do it.

Robert Morrison | May 27, 2013

This is the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The media is doing a lot of retrospectives on this war. I will surely miss the reporting of Michael Kelly.

Jerry Newcombe | May 27, 2013

On November 21, 1864, President Lincoln wrote to a Mrs. Bixby of Massachusetts, who had lost five sons in the Civil War.

Mark Baisley | May 27, 2013

I contend that even the election of Barack Obama was a case of national Stockholm Syndrome.

Chris Edwards | May 27, 2013

there is an elephant in the room that the many reporters and politicians blustering over the issue have been too ideologically blind to see: There is no obvious harm being done by today’s corporate tax avoidance.

Rachel Alexander | May 27, 2013

Syria has been at civil war for the past two years, raging between Sunni rebels and hardline President Bashar al-Assad's Shiite-controlled government. More than 70,000 Syrians have been killed since March 2011, with millions more displaced.

Bill Tatro | May 27, 2013

Memorial Day commemorates the loss of men and women who proudly served their country. In most instances, we know when, where, and how the soldier died. What is never clear, however, is why each did what they did. What was the reason or the clarion call for them? Why did they go?

Sun, May 26, 2013

Phil Kerpen | May 26, 2013

IRS apologists are furiously trying to change the subject from the outrageous targeting of political opponents by the IRS to a policy debate over forced disclosure of contributions to groups that engage in political speech.

Jeff Jacoby | May 26, 2013

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray is quitting his job next week, and I know how deeply worrying this must be to the good people of Massachusetts: How can we hope to survive the next 19 months with a vacancy in the lieutenant governor's office?

Derek Hunter | May 26, 2013

Progressives will not put anything ahead of their agenda, except themselves.

Austin Hill | May 26, 2013

As the battle rages-on over the implementation of the federal “Obamacare” law, there is an important question that rarely ever gets asked: What do actual health care practitioners think of it?

Michael Brown | May 26, 2013

I am sometimes criticized for using the term “radical Islam” when describing acts of Islamic terror, the argument being that this is really normative Islam. In contrast, the more peaceful expression of the faith is understood to be a liberalized, non-representative form of Islam. Could this criticism be valid?

Bruce Bialosky | May 26, 2013

In 2008, the Chinese put on the summer Olympic Games that were an attempt to show they had entered the modern world and were ready for the 21st Century to be the Chinese century.

John Ransom | May 26, 2013

France has raised taxes so high that French One-Percenters like Gerard Depardieu and Johnny Depp have fled the country. The result is that France is leading the world in economic stupidity, monetary malaise and women with hairy underarms.

Rich Tucker | May 26, 2013

Since 2002, the federal government has required CEOs and CFOs to sign forms taking responsibility for the company’s financial reports. No matter how large of an empire they oversee, they could well be charged with a crime if an accountant fails to carry the two somewhere along the line.

Steve Chapman | May 26, 2013

Highly paid professional athletes occasionally get hurt doing things they should not be doing -- riding motorcycles, zipping down mountains on snowboards, falling asleep in tanning beds. San Francisco Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong is one of these. What was he doing? Batting.

Michael Youssef | May 26, 2013

We no longer live in a time when isolationism is possible. Through the power of technology, those across the world are as accessible to us as those next door to us. What happens in one part of the world now impacts the entire world.

Michael Tanner | May 26, 2013

Too many members of Congress inhabit a Lake Wobegon government, where every government program is also above average — not just successful, but essential.

Night Watch | May 26, 2013

apture of al-Qusayr by government forces cuts the main supply route to Homs, which is the next target in the government/Hizballah offensive. Loss of Homs would eviscerate the uprising.

James Allen | May 26, 2013

How refreshing it is it in life when a misunderstanding or conflict occurs, and the ancient tradition of honesty is practiced. It is shocking!

Chris Edwards | May 26, 2013

Note that it is the firing rate of poor performers that is especially low in the federal government, meaning workers who are lazy or produce poor work. One barrier to their firing is that managers often give these workers good performance reviews because they don’t want to rock the boat.

Marita Noon | May 26, 2013

Late last month, the elected officials of a small, rural New Mexico county became the first in the nation to vote for permanent poverty.

Paul Jacob | May 26, 2013

Our founders gave us the First Amendment – not the IRS and the FEC.