Sat, Jun 08, 2013

John Hawkins | June 08, 2013

1) People who want to change sexes should be treated by a psychologist, not deformed through surgery, given hormone treatments, and falsely told that they can change sexes.

Caroline Glick | June 08, 2013

Obama's decision to appoint Rice and Power in the face of the mounting scandals surrounding his presidency generally and his foreign policy particularly is not the only reason Israeli leaders should not expect for his weakened political position to diminish Obama's plan to put the screws on Israel in the coming years.

Scottie Hughes | June 08, 2013

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the IRS is busy. After all, they have a lot of work to do to make up the Obama administration’s $1 trillion yearly deficit. But that hasn’t stopped them from targeting tea party groups and denying their non-profit applications.

John Ransom | June 08, 2013

Obama, indisputably offers righteousness. It’s wrong-headed and self-righteous rather than virtuous, but a sucker is born every minute. In today's America maybe even more than one a minute.

Kathryn Lopez | June 08, 2013

"I think it's without question that pregnancy to a woman can completely disrupt her life."

Ed Feulner | June 08, 2013

When you hear that Congress has taken up the “farm bill,” what images come to mind? Farmers in overalls, driving beat-up tractors, trying to scratch out a living from the soil? A lot of politicians are counting on that.

Steve Deace | June 08, 2013

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. About a half a dozen Republican presidential candidates run simultaneously, each of them laying claim to being the true “conservative” in the race. On the other hand, just one party establishment candidate runs on no issue other than the myth of electability. With the conservative grassroots split several different ways among multiple candidates, said party establishment candidate goes on to win a series primaries to eventually clinch the nomination.

Kristan Hawkins | June 08, 2013

When working to educate Americans on what the future of medicine would look like in an Obamacare world, our coalition of concerned parents warned of the effects of rationing and government red-tape for those most vulnerable among us. Now, sadly, even before it's in full implementation next year, we're seeing first-hand the result of this government bureaucracy.

Bill Tatro | June 08, 2013

On the first Friday of each month, the financial markets, the mainstream media, and, in fact, the whole world eagerly await the U.S. monthly jobs report. With sleight of hand, the president takes full credit for all the newly created jobs.

Larry Kudlow | June 08, 2013

When President Richard Nixon collided with the Watergate scandal, he was a very unpopular man. The nation at the time was suffering one of the worst recessions in history and one of the highest inflation rates, too. So Watergate sunk Dick Nixon, but for good measure, the economy sunk him even more.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 08, 2013

Another day, another example of government overreach. Even George Orwell might find what the government is doing somewhat creepy. John also talked to Shaun McCutcheon about campaign finance limits, and how they need to change.

Night Watch | June 08, 2013

Responding to North Korea's proposal to hold talks, South Korea suggested the countries hold a ministerial-level dialogue next week in Seoul and called on the North to reopen communications channels.

Fri, Jun 07, 2013

Todd Starnes | June 07, 2013

A veteran member of the U.S. Army Band said he is facing retribution and punishment from the military for having anti-Obama bumper stickers on his car, reading books written by conservative authors like Mark Levin and David Limbaugh, and serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at his promotion party.

Todd Starnes | June 07, 2013

The U.S. Air Force directed a military base to remove a video tribute to First Sergeants because it mentioned the word ‘God’ and might be offensive to atheists or Muslims.

Rich Galen | June 07, 2013

As far as I'm concerned, President Obama and the White House staff can spend all day and all night every day and every night looking at whom I'm calling and who's calling me - enjoy.

Matt Towery | June 07, 2013

There is no evidence at this time that President Obama or any White House officials had any direct knowledge of the IRS targeting as it started or was actively ongoing. But just as with Watergate, there are many loose ends and unanswered oddities that keep popping up.

Hugh Hewitt | June 07, 2013

Because trust in President Obama is eroding faster than the Cleveland Indians’ standing in the AL East, support for serious surveillance of jihadists is being undermined. How quickly is the president’s stock falling on the left?

Michelle Malkin | June 07, 2013

Touchy, touchy. Despite Team Anthony Weiner's best efforts at political rehabilitation, there's just no way to shore up his sorest scandal spot. As the New York Post reported this week, Weiner had a bit of a snit fit when a local Democratic official boldly slammed his sexting habits with underage girls.

Mark Davis | June 07, 2013

For a movement that gets queasy at the thought of most war, the modern left surely fancies itself as experts on what war looks like-- and through their eyes, war breaks out at the very glint of opposition to their agenda.

Brent Bozell | June 07, 2013

The specter of school shootings has brought a too-typical staple to local newspaper sections: the boys disciplined at (or suspended from) grade school for bringing a toy gun or anything resembling a gun.

Jonah Goldberg | June 07, 2013

Just because government could, in theory, poison people doesn't mean it shouldn't, in practice, inoculate people. But we're in uncharted territory, and a healthy dose of old-fashioned American skepticism seems warranted, no matter who's in charge.

David Limbaugh | June 07, 2013

Just try to wrap your arms around the magnitude of defiance and chutzpah that led to and accompanied President Obama's appointment of the discredited Susan Rice as national security adviser. But don't let this outrage distract you from his equally disturbing appointment of leftist Samantha Power to replace Rice as UN ambassador.

Mona Charen | June 07, 2013

If I were the parent of a child who might be kept alive -- if only for a few more years -- by a lung transplant, I would move Heaven and Earth to get it done.

Pat Buchanan | June 07, 2013

A Cairo court has convicted 43 men and women of using foreign funds to foment unrest inside Egypt in connection with the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak.

Suzanne Fields | June 07, 2013

The age of 20 to 30 is more "post-adolescent" than grown-up. Young adults put off moving past the traditional benchmarks -- a job with benefits, marriage, and the responsibilities of motherhood and fatherhood. But how does it affect culture and personal relationships when a man has a diminished role in a woman's heart and at the family hearth?

John Ransom | June 07, 2013

The media has been dead from the neck up for the last six years, and a séance is probably the best way to communicate with them.

Linda Chavez | June 07, 2013

Suddenly, Democrats are in a tither about wasteful government spending. At hearings this week into the IRS's misuse of taxpayer dollars to fund staff junkets, Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, bemoaned, "The money that was spent on that -- that's my money! That's the lady who got the early bus this morning.

Paul Greenberg | June 07, 2013

The apologists for this administration in the press corps responded predictably enough as one scandal after another was unfolding in Washington: They went after those who revealed the scandals, not those who perpetrated them.

Donald Lambro | June 07, 2013

Efforts at creating jobs in this economy have become far less important for the administration than winning messaging wars and riding out the scandals that threaten to engulf the Obama presidency.

Kyle Olson | June 07, 2013

The pro-Common Core forces have all the resources and power in the world to implement national standards with a national curriculum following closely behind. And those forces will likely win in places like Tennessee because they’re able to shape the message with poll-tested phrases.

Jerry Bowyer | June 07, 2013

The alleged advances of the ‘new’ Keynesian economics were really a move backwards to pre-Copernican Aristotle, who never understood the effects and functions of the interest rate in a market system.

Charlotte Hays | June 07, 2013

Hand-wring about Americans’ growing distrust of government has led Paul Volcker, the respected former Federal Reserve chairman, to launch an institute aimed at restoring faith in government.

Crystal Wright | June 07, 2013

There’s a song that says “don’t let it go to your head, no.” Perhaps First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama should listen to its lyrics. It seems America’s first black president -- as well as his wife -- have gotten so used to the coddling from the mainstream media that they believe they’re above criticism or heckling.

Lincoln Brown | June 07, 2013

The First Amendment matters now more than ever. As does the voice of the individual.

Night Watch | June 07, 2013

The statement represents a comprehensive switch in tactics to a charm offensive. North Korea does not consider this proposal to represent a policy change. But it is and it is enormous.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 07, 2013

Government just can’t help it. . . They want banks, insurance companies, and financial companies to operate like public utilities. Diane Katz, with the Heritage Foundation, joined the program to talk about yet another government agency that has set out to make life difficult for businesses.

Crista Huff | June 07, 2013

The stock broke out of a trading range yesterday. A run-up could take the stock as high as medium-term resistance at $28.

Fritz Pfister | June 07, 2013

After the bad news on manufacturing the market rallied early in the week with analysts saying bad news is good news because that means Bernanke won’t slow easing. Sugar high from Sugar Daddy?

Thu, Jun 06, 2013

Todd Starnes | June 06, 2013

The Freedom From Religion Foundation blasted what it called the “open defiance” of a valedictorian who delivered The Lord’s Prayer during a high school graduation ceremony last Saturday in South Carolina.

Cliff May | June 06, 2013

Back during the Bush administration, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage famously called Hezbollah the “A Team of terrorists,” adding, “al-Qaeda is actually the B Team.” How do these two organizations compare today?

Michael Barone | June 06, 2013

Now, with just two World War II veterans in the House, the Greatest Generation is finally passing on into history.

Victor Davis Hanson | June 06, 2013

Unfortunately, Mediterranean culture is reverting to its stagnant 18th-century past rather than leading the 21st century.

Larry Elder | June 06, 2013

People, of course, need help. A humane society does not ignore those who cannot or even will not fend for themselves. But good faith does not substitute for sound policy. The welfare state is an assault on families.

Jonah Goldberg | June 06, 2013

Proponents of journalist shield laws argue that certain regulations actually limit the power of government by protecting the First Amendment rights of the press. But that begs the question - a journalist shield law must define who is a journalist and who isn't.

David Stokes | June 06, 2013

It made the papers, but was covered far from sufficiently, when Elisha “Ray” Nance died a few years ago at the age of 94. You may never have heard of him, but he was well known around Bedford, Virginia, a picturesque town located at the feet of the Blue Ridge Peaks of Otter. He delivered mail in that neck of the woods for many years. But it was for what he did before becoming a letter carrier that he should be best remembered.

Michael Reagan | June 06, 2013

The real problem -- the long-term problem and the one Republicans have to find the courage to fix -- is the horrible income tax system the IRS is hired to enforce.

Cal Thomas | June 06, 2013

During the Depression and the rise of fascism in Europe, Sinclair Lewis wrote the novel "It Can't Happen Here," his warning about how fragile democracy is and how easily it can be replaced by dictatorship. Obamacare has the potential for becoming a type of dictatorship.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 06, 2013

While the motivation of liberals in setting up large government programs may be to help people, the reality is that those very programs can wind up perverting such good intentions.

Debra J. Saunders | June 06, 2013

Ruth Asawa's "San Francisco Fountain" owes Apple big time. Before the tech behemoth announced its plans to plop a slick, glassy Apple Store where Levi's and the fountain plaza reside, many locals were blithely unaware of the bronze landmark.

Matt Towery | June 06, 2013

any in the media are already castigating conservatives and Republicans for overreaching and overacting to what some are dubbing "IRS-Gate."

John Ransom | June 06, 2013

Eric Holder was not appointed by the president, under the constitution, to decide cases on the basis of the national economy; nor on the amount of money that donors make to Obama’s campaign; nor yet on the basis of race, creed, and unmanned aerial-vehicle make, model and armaments configuration

Steve Chapman | June 06, 2013

If immigration reform passes, life will get tougher for foreigners who want to come here illegally.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 06, 2013

I am in Positano, Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea, soaking up the sun and pondering the immensities. Pompeii is just down the road, or over the mountain, or somewhere nearby, and it seems to me that Pompeii is the future for America if things continue under Barack the Pitiable, not Rome as the left-wingers and the right-wingers seem to have agreed upon.

Crista Huff | June 06, 2013

Apple could now face import restrictions on older iPhones and iPads. New product announcements are expected next week at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

Bill Tatro | June 06, 2013

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, another in the long line of Mario Draghi-and-Ben Bernanke clones, has reconfirmed that the only way to get out of an economic hole is by digging the hole deeper, that is if you’re of the Keynesian bent.

Jerry Newcombe | June 06, 2013

An exclusively romantic view of marriage - the idea that the whole thing is based only on feelings - can be very dangerous for any marriage. Feelings come and go, but commitment remains the same.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 06, 2013

Neal McClusky, with Cato, joined the program to talk about the run-away tuition costs, and the declining value of American Higher Education. John also took a look at how the student loan crises in America is just another symptom of big government at its worst.

Daniel Pipes | June 06, 2013

In a typically maladroit statement, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry recently complained that Israelis are too contented to end their conflict with the Palestinians: "People in Israel aren't waking up every day and wondering if tomorrow there will be peace because there is a sense of security and a sense of accomplishment and of prosperity."

Night Watch | June 06, 2013

Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc thanked the main opposition parties because their leaders yesterday and today called on the protestors to channel their demands through elections, instead of civil disorder.

Robert Morrison | June 06, 2013

With two more liberal state legislatures (Minnesota and Delaware) overturning true marriage, and even the Boy Scouts succumbing to corporate pressures, some defenders of marriage might feel that our movement is running out of gas. But then there’s the vote of ExxonMobil stockholders to uphold marriage. They voted by a 4-1 margin. That should help fuel opposition to this radical social experiment.

Wed, Jun 05, 2013

Ann Coulter | June 05, 2013

Instead of showing endless loops of IRS employees wasting taxpayer dollars line-dancing -- Breaking news: Government employees waste millions of your dollars every single day! -- I think it would be more useful for the public to hear a few crucial facts about the exploding scandal at the Internal Revenue Service.

Todd Starnes | June 05, 2013

An Army master sergeant was punished after he hosted a promotion party and served Chick-fil-A sandwiches in honor of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Todd Starnes | June 05, 2013

An 11-year-old boy who hopes to become a Navy SEAL was suspended from a Maryland school after he used the word ‘gun’ in a conversation on board a school bus.

Michael Brown | June 05, 2013

As a Jewish person who has written about anti-Semitism, I have no problem using the term when it is merited. But there are certainly times when an offended Jewish person wrongly labels something as anti-Semitic, which only leads to more negative stereotyping of Jews.

Rich Galen | June 05, 2013

According to the Washington Post, 6,648 U.S. service personnel were killed in Iraq starting in April, 2003.

Jeff Jacoby | June 05, 2013

Give Stephen Fuller credit for this much: He's willing to admit he was wrong.

Andrew Langer | June 05, 2013

When it comes to global trade, free-marketeers like it simple: no tariffs, no subsidies. But the most well-intended, highly-principled policy proposals always buck up against stark political and economic realities—and never was this more true than when it comes to the global market for sugar.

Bob Barr | June 05, 2013

As William Shakespeare proclaimed in Richard II, the most valued earthly treasure capable of being possessed by a man is a “spotless reputation.” As true as this axiom is for an individual person, it is even more apt for a lawyer; and infinitely more so for a powerful government agency populated with lawyers and clothed with the authority to reduce a man’s liberty to nil.

Thomas Sowell | June 05, 2013

Everyone recognizes the greatness of a relief pitcher like Mariano Rivera, but how many recognize the greatness of a general who can come into a military situation that looks hopeless and rescue the troops and the country from utter disaster?

Michelle Malkin | June 05, 2013

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes. Welcome to the Summer of Belated Epiphanies. Media lapdogs are finally, finally arriving at the conclusion that maybe this isn't the most transparent administration in world history, after all.

John Stossel | June 05, 2013

When businesses face budget shortfalls, they can't just give speeches about how much they care about fiscal responsibility -- they must make real cuts.

Walter E. Williams | June 05, 2013

In order to understand the liberal and progressive agenda, one must know something about their world vision and values. Let's examine some of the evidence.

Brent Bozell | June 05, 2013

The national media have evinced some outrage over the Obama Justice Department's aggressive persecution of investigative journalists. But not enough.

Jonah Goldberg | June 05, 2013

If there was a moment when the United States could have productively intervened in Syria, it looks like that moment has passed.

Mike Adams | June 05, 2013

You have written demanding an apology for my recent characterization of the Mormon religion as "non-Christian." I am happy to write a public letter of apology to you and to the countless Mormon readers who responded negatively to my characterization.

Ken Blackwell | June 05, 2013

Safely re-elected last November, President Obama waited barely a month (December 4, 2012) before suspending once again the provisions of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995.

Michael Medved | June 05, 2013

Democrats regularly insist the GOP has been captured by right wing extremists and only hard-line conservatives can prevail in the primary process.

Ben Shapiro | June 05, 2013

It must be nice to be a leftist. The solution to every problem is more of someone else's money.

Terry Jeffrey | June 05, 2013

Americans might generally think that if someone forges a document and uses a Social Security number that does not belong to them, they should go to jail.

John Ransom | June 05, 2013

The stock market seems to think that ending Quantitative Easing is better sooner rather than later, because you can only go so long with bad news masquerading as good news.

Austin Bay | June 05, 2013

The late spring wave of mass domestic political protests in Turkey caught many observers by surprise. Moreover, the protests have rattled Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Paul Greenberg | June 05, 2013

In recent years, text-message techno-lingo has added another layer to the overgrowth covering a once muscular, colorful, ever alive and adaptable language -- until you have to wonder if there's still a language somewhere underneath all of that mass trying to get out. Or has it simply rotted away?

Donald Lambro | June 05, 2013

President Obama is being hit by new scandals almost weekly in a growing web of investigations and revelations that have further damaged his troubled administration.

Kyle Olson | June 05, 2013

How is the radical Council on American-Islamic Relations bending public school policy to its will?

Jacob Sullum | June 05, 2013

Antonin Scalia may be the Supreme Court justice whom progressives most love to hate.

Devon Herrick | June 05, 2013

Every day, millions of American consumers go shopping. In the process, they compare the prices and quality of goods and services ranging from groceries to cellular telephone service to fast food to housing. But that daily ritual changes when it comes to comparing prices for medical care — the only major sector of our economy where consumers typically do not make decisions based on comparison shopping.

Crista Huff | June 05, 2013

This move would limit the U.S. government’s role in mortgage financing to be one of assuming catastrophic risk. Under the proposal, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would be liquidated within five years.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 05, 2013

John talks about Americans holding on to their cash – and why the Government is not entitled to most of it. Also, Luke Gelber – with Citizens Against Government Waste – spoke to John about the GSA wasting more of the taxpayer’s hard earned money.

Ralph Benko | June 05, 2013

This columnist, last week, observed that “The GOP’s moral imperative is in fighting for equal opportunity and equal justice for ‘the little guy.’ It is in default.”

Night Watch | June 05, 2013

The numbers of Hizballah fighters in Syria are significant for a non-state militia force. However, the numbers are not large relative to the impact Hizballah fighters have had in changing the momentum of the fight in the government's favor.

Robert Knight | June 05, 2013

A liberal administration targeting the media is a lot like giving the dog that’s been biting your opponents a swift kick in the head - the dog doesn’t like it.

Ken Connor | June 05, 2013

America needs men, America's women need husbands, and their children need fathers. We ignore these truths at our peril.

Tue, Jun 04, 2013

Rachel Marsden | June 04, 2013

To believe the media narrative, the "Arab Spring" has arrived in yet another Islamic nation -- Turkey this time -- snowballing at record speed from a single protest over the fate of trees under an urban-development plan. This simplistic explanation might have more merit if Turkey wasn't the staging ground for Western interests in Syria.

Todd Starnes | June 04, 2013

A U.S. attorney in Tennessee said that it's possible that some inflammatory criticism of Muslims posted on social networking sites could violate federal civil rights laws.

Sandy Rios | June 04, 2013

What same-sex marriage advocates won in the Illinois Senate on Valentine’s Day 2013 was just reversed.

Tony Katz | June 04, 2013

Scandal-Palooza is not going away, and the mainstream media has proved that it will pay some attention to it (we love you, Sheryl Attkisson and we stand with you, James Rosen!)

John Hawkins | June 04, 2013

Obamacare is going to be superior to the current health care system in every way and anything people heard to the contrary was obviously a lie cooked up by Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and the Tea Party to hurt poor people.

Thomas Sowell | June 04, 2013

One of the many sad signs of our times is the way current immigration issues are discussed. A hundred years ago, the immigration controversies of that era were discussed in the context of innumerable facts about particular immigrant groups. Many of those facts were published in a huge, multi-volume 1911 study by a commission headed by Senator William P. Dillingham.

Rick Santorum | June 04, 2013

This is a critical time in American history. I think we all know that something big is happening in America.

Chuck Norris | June 04, 2013

On Memorial Day weekend, 2 million people marched in protests against seed giant Monsanto for the purpose of bringing awareness to hazards from genetically modified food, which it and other companies manufacture. Organizer Tami Canal said protests were held in 436 cities in 52 countries.

David Limbaugh | June 04, 2013

Isn't it rich that the White House is accusing Attorney General Eric Holder's critics of being "partisans who seem more interested in launching political attacks than cooperating with him to protect the security and constitutional rights of the American people"?

Mona Charen | June 04, 2013

In the course of his rambling monologue on national security policy delivered at the National Defense University, President Obama gave only glancing attention to the most significant military undertaking of his term in office -- the Afghanistan war.

Cal Thomas | June 04, 2013

The annual ritual known as the Scripps National Spelling Bee came and went last week with kids spelling words that, I suspect, many with graduate degrees couldn't spell.

Dennis Prager | June 04, 2013

Here is a contemporary political truth: Every time you think that the left and its political party have hit moral bottom, they will eventually prove you wrong.

Pat Buchanan | June 04, 2013

In dealing with America, China has begun to exhibit an attitude that is at times contemptuous.

Debra J. Saunders | June 04, 2013

The power to prosecute is an awesome power that confers the ability to ruin people's lives, which is why an attorney general should use that power judiciously.

John Ransom | June 04, 2013

Oh, you thought Obama meant job program? No, no, no: That’s mob program.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 04, 2013

The Gang of Eight can't defend the Gang's own amnesty bill, S.744, or even explain it to public or TV audiences. The Gang's premier salesman, Senator Marco Rubio, admits that it isn't acceptable in its present form and must be amended on the Senate floor.

Bill Murchison | June 04, 2013

So why do we have an income tax system in this country? For two reasons, essentially.

Kyle Olson | June 04, 2013

Did your child learn about how important and critical the IRS is in school today?

Ransom Notes Radio | June 04, 2013

Jonathon Moseley, who wrote an article on Benghazi for the American Thinker, spoke with John about a few of the blatant lies that have been thrown forward regarding the death of Ambassador Stevens. John also talked about the “Happiness Index” and why the “recovery” isn’t impacting most Americans.

Crista Huff | June 04, 2013

The FDA called the Merck drug “a breakthrough therapy." Late-stage clinical trials will begin in the third quarter.

Michael Schaus | June 04, 2013

NY Mayor Bloomberg, and Colorado Democrats, are going to need a hug pretty soon. The recall petition against the State Senator who pushed gun control is a worrisome sign for anti-gun activists.

Bill Tatro | June 04, 2013

Warren Buffett, throughout his illustrious career has repeatedly said, “Don’t bet against America.” A wonderful statement, but given some of our erratic history, one needs to ask the question “why not?” The answer is relatively basic: Americans know how to adapt.

Night Watch | June 04, 2013

The root of the unrest is the growing lack of empowerment for secular interests and people who are less devout Muslims. Turkish youths and city dwellers who support the protests are railing against the actions of a legitimately elected president and parliament.

Mon, Jun 03, 2013

Byron York | June 03, 2013

You don't need national press attention to make a strong start in the 2016 Republican presidential race.

Rich Galen | June 03, 2013

I hate the fact that I agree with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). On Meet the Press yesterday Schumer said (according to the website):

Ashley Herzog | June 03, 2013

The trouble with some people, said the late Ronald Reagan, is not that they’re ignorant. It’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.

Todd Starnes | June 03, 2013

An inspirational painting that referenced a Bible verse has been removed from a dining hall at Mountain Home Air Force Base after an anti-religion group filed a complaint.

Kurt Schlichter | June 03, 2013

The President seems to be on the verge of losing Jay Leno just like Lyndon Johnson famously “lost Walter Cronkite” after the Tet Offensive.

Michael Barone | June 03, 2013

Detroit, once one of the nation's most vibrant cities, faces imminent bankruptcy. That's the headline from the report last month of emergency fiscal manager Kevyn Orr, issued 45 days after he was appointed this spring by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to take over the city's government.

Star Parker | June 03, 2013

We ought to get perspective on the real nature of the most recent push on gun control, initiated out of the White House.

Katie Kieffer | June 03, 2013

Democrats are blushing. And not because Anthony Weiner is back on Twitter, direct-messaging pretty young girls.

Lisa De Pasquale | June 03, 2013

One of the great things about Twitter is that it allows you to get to know people beyond their vocation, which also happens to be my motive for asking non-political questions in Dozen interviews.

Terry Paulson | June 03, 2013

On Memorial Day, tears were shed as programs across the country honored and prayed for those men and women who sacrificed their dreams in order that we might live out our own. Some Americans who had lost a son or daughter, a spouse, or a parent never got to see their loved one reach their full potential. Those soldiers who died left their dreams in their graves.

Jeff Jacoby | June 03, 2013

Is welfare corrupt? Of course it is, and in a damning report last week, the Massachusetts state auditor, Suzanne Bump, rounded up some of the scams.

John Ransom | June 03, 2013

The GSA has suddenly gone all “Eric Holder” on Congress, testifying to the House subcommittee that the broken lease won’t cost taxpayers a dime, when in fact it will cost at least $250 million- or more.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 03, 2013

This past week has been pretty devastating for me as a long-time supporter of the Boy Scouts. My own two sons grew up in Scouting, and, with their hard work and encouragement from my wonderful husband who was a Scout Master, they both achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

Dan Holler | June 03, 2013

Democrats are practically pleading with President Obama to sharpen his message. After successfully raising taxes on every working American at the beginning of the year, the progressive movement has suffered one debilitating blow after another

Matt Barber | June 03, 2013

Sir John Dalberg-Acton famously observed, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” No federal agency enjoys more power than the “absolute power” wielded by the Internal Revenue Service. It’s little wonder, then, that under this power-drunk Obama regime, the IRS has become “corrupted absolutely.”

Bob Beauprez | June 03, 2013

Rejected by two federal judges, a third judge finally granted Holder's covert targeted request. The DOJ traced Rosen's movements, his calls, his personal e-mails, even his parents' phone records.

Morgan Brittany | June 03, 2013

According to a survey conducted by Prudential Financial, the majority of American women are now the breadwinners in their households. More than 1400 women were surveyed; 40% of them were single or divorced, 53% of them were the breadwinners in their households and one quarter of the married women said that they earned more than their husbands.

Night Watch | June 03, 2013

The root of the unrest is the growing lack of empowerment for secular interests and people who are less devout Muslims.

Rachel Alexander | June 03, 2013

A new group is emerging that may finally change the way Family Courts treat mothers and fathers. Currently, the default in most states is to award the lion's share of the time with the children to mothers, and require the father to pay child support.

Sun, Jun 02, 2013

Derek Hunter | June 02, 2013

Who is the real Barack Obama? Had the media done its job in 2008 we’d have a sense of the man. But it didn’t, so, even after five years in office, he remains an enigma.

Debra J. Saunders | June 02, 2013

Sen. Barbara Boxer says she is co-sponsoring the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act in part because, with 26 states trying to pass legislation requiring said labeling, it makes more sense to have a uniform federal law.

Bruce Bialosky | June 02, 2013

The mess the IRS has gotten itself in has been fascinating. Having all these commentators writing about the Service from high above the earth offers great entertainment. I have been working with the Service since 1979. Let me offer you some first-hand perspective.

John Ransom | June 02, 2013

I object to paying $95 per barrel of oil when the economy should be supporting prices closer to $55 per barrel. The $40 difference is mainly attributable to Obama and his nutty professors, like Dr. Stephen Chu, who thinks $5.00 a gallon gasoline would be a swell idea.

Kevin McCullough | June 02, 2013

So a school district, that has already lost in a lower court, attempting to ban both religious belief and free expression thereof, now wants to spend tax-payer money to attempt to thwart those same rights of religious belief, and free expression.

Steve Chapman | June 02, 2013

Today we start with a quiz. Two politicians, one black and one white, have a disagreement on an issue. One airs an opinion, and the other responds with a racial insult. What will happen next?

Janet M. LaRue | June 02, 2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, a former prosecutor and judge, is pleading ignorance of the law as his excuse for criminally accusing a journalist of being a journalist. Holder wants Congress to pass a law to shield the press from him.

Mark Baisley | June 02, 2013

In a six year old, or an eighty year old, 90-degree humor is charming and adorable. In the Attorney General, Secretary of State, or Commissioner of Internal Revenue – yeah, not so much.

Marita Noon | June 02, 2013

Environmentalists have been crying “wolf” for so long that the public has become immune to their scare tactics—the disasters predicted at the first Earth Day haven’t happened and despite increasing CO2, the climate hasn’t warmed for 17 years.

Michael F. Cannon | June 02, 2013

The main reason Obamacare is encountering obstacles is simple: the American people do not want it.

Tad DeHaven | June 02, 2013

In addition to doing little to curb the size of government, it does nothing to rein in the federal government’s scope.

Paul Jacob | June 02, 2013

When is big government too big? Some politic answers aren't much help.