Sat, Jun 22, 2013

Hugh Hewitt | June 22, 2013

Fine print matters -- a lot -- but if press reports of the Corker-Hoeven amendment are correct and the small print matches the large promises, this amendment would yield a Senate bill that I could applaud.

Rich Galen | June 22, 2013

Most Presidents of the United States love going on an international trip. You get to fly on Air Force One.

John Hawkins | June 22, 2013

Our own government chides those of us who pay taxes for being greedy because we don't want to give the politicians even more of our money to do things we don't want done at any price.

John C. Goodman | June 22, 2013

Have you ever stopped to consider how much of modern life is conditioned by the fact that millions of young women are having children they cannot support? I propose a market test: Let the food stamp program compete on a level playing field against every other anti-poverty program, private or public.

John Ransom | June 22, 2013

Thank goodness the clever administration has figured out a way around the pesky mass-layoff problem with true Obama flair. They laid off the guys who track Mass-Layoff statistics. Really.

Ken Blackwell | June 22, 2013

President Obama’s recent trip to the G-8 Summit in Belfast, Northern Ireland, included an address at the Waterfront hall. There, he criticized Catholic and Protestant schools and compared them to segregated schools in the U.S. when he was a boy.

Caroline Glick | June 22, 2013

Major-Gen. Nitzan Alon is just one of many unelected public officials whose actions stand opposed to his responsibilities, to the public interest, and to the official policies of the government.

Kathryn Lopez | June 22, 2013

DENVER -- I've been spending the better part of the last week among Catholics who communicate.

Paul Driessen | June 22, 2013

“You’ve heard of Live Aid? Well, this is Drive Aid,” an ardent young man says, as he approaches London pedestrians. “Greedy people in developing nations are eating huge amounts of food that could easily be turned into biofuel to power our cars.

Night Watch | June 22, 2013

More than half of the demonstrators are under 25. Seventy-seven percent have higher education. Eighty-four percent back no political party, suggesting they do not vote.

Mike Shedlock | June 22, 2013

The flareup in Brazil erupted in violence overnight as millions protested corruption, inflation, bus fares and a seemingly growing list of items.

Peter Schiff | June 22, 2013

Disaster struck as a result of Bernanke's mild commitments to begin easing back on permanent QE sometime later this year if the economy continued to improve the way he expected.

Steve Deace | June 22, 2013

What if those running “the stupid party” really aren’t that stupid at all? What if this is all part of a plan to maintain control of the Republican Party at all costs?

Ransom Notes Radio | June 22, 2013

Just when you think the government can’t possibly mess things up any more. . . Oh, wait. You never thought that. Well: Brace yourself for the next financial disaster. And, of course. . . Ransom gives out this week’s “Ezra Klein is an Idiot” award to a very deserving soul.

Charles Payne | June 22, 2013

By the end of Thursday's session, there was plenty of panic and emptiness. Although I never sensed wholesale panic, volume was high and the damage was wide as few stocks finished the session in the plus column.

Larry Kudlow | June 22, 2013

The trouble is, on balance, it’s real hard to find strong evidence of a stronger economy. Instead, as economist David Goldman has noted, investors are bailing out of TIPS because they’re not worried about inflation -- which, by the way, is running about 1 percent.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 22, 2013

There are probably an infinite number of reasons why government programs wind up being needlessly expensive, but I think most of them fall into these four broad categories.

Crista Huff | June 22, 2013

As interest rates head higher, utility stocks will have increased competition as investors may soon be choosing bond yields over utility stock dividends.

Jeff Crouere | June 22, 2013

A key part of the 1986 legislation included guarantees for additional border security. However, 27 years later, Americans are still waiting for border security. It is clear Congress does not ever intend to secure the border.

Bill Tatro | June 22, 2013

Short of completely dissolving the system that was ultimately created following the 1910 Jekyll Island financial meetings, we’ll all be subjected to another round of Keynesian melodrama.

Fri, Jun 21, 2013

Crystal Wright | June 21, 2013

When I think the Republican Party can’t get any more broken or branded as the party for out of touch white men, the GOP falls deeper into stupidity.

Humberto Fontova | June 21, 2013

June 14th marked Ernesto Che Guevara’s 85th birthday. Yet amazingly, no celebrations were reported by the Obama campaign precinct-captain who in 2008 decorated her Houston office with his famous visage.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 21, 2013

It’s that time of year when every high school and college across the country holds graduation ceremonies -- and the speeches that go with them. And, as we all know, some of the speeches are better than others.

Michelle Malkin | June 21, 2013

All it takes is one crack for a stone wall to start crumbling. Nine months after the deadly 9/14 raid on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, the families of two fallen Marines may finally get some answers. Real accountability, of course, is another story.

Kurt Schlichter | June 21, 2013

For the Gang of 8, the choice is clear. If it’s a choice between the lives of your kids and keeping the coalition together behind their immigration reform scam, your kids lose.

Brent Bozell | June 21, 2013

Feminism as a political cause is on such wobbly knees that it must rely on charges of rampant sexism that have no basis in reality.

Michael Barone | June 21, 2013

Does having health insurance make people healthier? It's widely assumed that it does.

Jonah Goldberg | June 21, 2013

Whenever curmudgeons like yours truly suggested that young people were getting caught up in a fad or that Obama was simply buying votes at the expense of taxpayers, you'd have a fit. You'd insist that millennials are not only informed, but eager to make sacrifices for the greater good. Well, here's your chance to prove it.

David Limbaugh | June 21, 2013

It's as if President Obama believes he's still in the faculty lounge at Harvard glamorizing leftist ideals, seemingly oblivious that he is actually president now and that his duties require him to work on truly pressing matters instead of fantasizing about Utopia.

Mona Charen | June 21, 2013

World leadership is not for beginners. It requires something beyond tabloid celebrity and dorm room musings.

John Ransom | June 21, 2013

Grassroots groups complete with replica Viking ships, four color sails, life-like, friendly masks of our fearless G8 leaders and, seemingly, an unlimited theatrical budget, are demanding that our leaders take action NOW against fiendish un-American, American companies like Apple Computers and Starbucks who cause hunger worldwide.

Pat Buchanan | June 21, 2013

On U.S. military intervention in Syria's civil war, where "both sides are slaughtering each other as they scream over an arbitrary red line 'Allahu akbar' ... I say let Allah sort it out."

Suzanne Fields | June 21, 2013

Barack Obama was in Berlin this week, and he was a different Barack Obama than the one who visited the German capital as a candidate in 2008. He was in a different Berlin, too. The welcome was warm, but the crowds were smaller and the adoration -- and that's exactly what it was -- has dissolved. The thrill is definitely gone.

Diana West | June 21, 2013

The narrow boxes through which we find ourselves entering public debate over the rise of a totalitarian government surveillance infrastructure are driving me a little crazy.

Linda Chavez | June 21, 2013

Like most baby boomers, I've resisted growing old. But having celebrated my 66th birthday last week, I'm forced to come to grips with the inevitability of aging.

Paul Greenberg | June 21, 2013

Here we go again. The most impressive, or maybe just depressive, aspect of the current debate over what to do about Syria is the air of unreality about it.

Donald Lambro | June 21, 2013

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve served notice this week that it will begin this year to scale back its costly economic stimulus program that has been propping up the chronically weak Obama economy.

Charles Payne | June 21, 2013

Has mankind arrived at the same place at the same time around the entire planet? On so many levels, powerful forces are attacking the incumbents and questioning the ruling philosophy and the status quo.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 21, 2013

Ben Bernanke said something that amounted to nothing, and the market interpreted the nothing that was said as something causing something to happen in those markets while the Fed does nothing. Everyone Following?

Crista Huff | June 21, 2013

George Zimmer has been fired from his job as Executive Chairman of clothing retailer Men’s Wearhouse. Zimmer, the company’s founder, has been clashing with the CEO over the company’s strategic direction.

Night Watch | June 21, 2013

The talks had been billed as an effort to reduce the fighting. They seem muddled and poorly managed.

Jerry Bowyer | June 21, 2013

There is much more to demographics and economics than just the commonly discussed issue of the effects of too many old people depending on too few young people for public pension plans.

Bob Beauprez | June 21, 2013

Why only Christian "schools and buildings"? How about Islamic schools and mosques? Seems like at least a few of them have sown more seeds of hate and "division" than just about any other place on the planet over the last generation or so.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 21, 2013

After the financial crisis, the consensus among government officials was that we needed more regulation. This irked me in many ways. . .

Mike Shedlock | June 21, 2013

I have been wondering for well over a year when the day would come that there are no hiding places. Yesterday was one such day.

Charlotte Hays | June 21, 2013

One might have thought beauty pageants, throwbacks to a pre-1960s world, would be political correctness-free zones. This is not the case as Marissa Powell—aka Miss Utah—learned the hard way Sunday night when she flubbed a politically-charged question at the Miss USA pageant.

Fritz Pfister | June 21, 2013

When the youth of America begins to realize the farcical media and misleading central planners in the government are not honest brokers of information the tide may turn away from the appealing progressive propaganda which is nothing more than an assault upon our economy, and Constitution.

Bill Tatro | June 21, 2013

For the past few years, the central bankers of the world have operated like one big fraternal order by deliberately partaking in a variety of activities including regular conversations, frequent meetings, the uncovering of the latest family secrets, and the process of banding together in order to preserve their historical traditions.

Thu, Jun 20, 2013

Larry Kudlow | June 20, 2013

Without intending to -- and perhaps without even realizing it -- the normally cautious Fed head Ben Bernanke may have launched a major tightening policy during his news conference on Wednesday. The de facto policy shift immediately sparked a rout on Wall Street, with stock, bond, and gold prices all plunging. And it’s going to shake up confidence even more, perhaps even slowing the already anemic recovery.

Todd Starnes | June 20, 2013

As the sun began to fade behind Pikes Peak, firefighters trudging back to their command post at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs, heard a most unusual sound.

Cliff May | June 20, 2013

Jordan is hosting 560,000 Syrian refugees, their camps marked by disorder and violence.

Jerry Newcombe | June 20, 2013

In our highly materialistic age, it’s easy to forget that ancient Christians classified greed as one of the “Seven Deadly Sins.” Do you realize that a significant minority of Americans today would be willing to kill you if the price were right?

Scottie Hughes | June 20, 2013

Vince Flynn was a New York Times bestseller and the creator of such great characters as Stan Hurley, Irene Kennedy, Scott Coleman, and Mitch Rapp. To me, Vince Flynn was not only an amazing author; he was a friend and a mentor, never wasting an opportunity to encourage a person to find the magic of her own life story.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 20, 2013

This past month has been eventful and unusual. My sister Kathy and I spent a weekend cleaning out our mother's home in order to rent it out, and two weeks later we both flew to Washington to surprise our dad for his 70th birthday. These two events have provided a backdrop for my reflection here on living a full life, making the most of what you have and moving forward rather than focusing on the past.

Victor Davis Hanson | June 20, 2013

Deception is now institutionalized in the Obama administration. It infects almost every corner of the U.S. government, eroding the trust necessary for the IRS, the Department of Justice, our security agencies, and the president's official press communiqués -- sabotaging the public trust required for democracy itself.

Larry Elder | June 20, 2013

With President Obama in the fifth year of his presidency, let us examine the effect of the stimulus program, tax hikes, Obamacare and additional regulation on the economy. It isn't pretty.

Michael Reagan | June 20, 2013

What the heck is wrong with Mexico? It’s got everything it needs to be a prosperous First World country.

Cal Thomas | June 20, 2013

After 12 years of fighting, the Taliban in Afghanistan have announced they are ready to talk peace with the United States.

Michael Medved | June 20, 2013

A close-friend wrote to my wife with serious concerns about her nephew, a bright and idealistic young man who came home from his elite university full of indignation about the state of Israel and its alleged destruction of the once flourishing nation of Palestine. In response, I wrote back with a general point about any nation's "right to exist" and four specific questions about the recent history of the Middle East.

Fred J. Eckert | June 20, 2013

They’ll merit three cheers only if they wake up and see the obvious and take the next logical step: force Boehner to quit aiding and abetting the Obama Administration’s Benghazi cover-up operations by his single-handedly blocking action on a proposal that more than two-thirds the House Republicans strongly support that is so clearly in the best interest of the country.

Debra J. Saunders | June 20, 2013

When a man has been in the Oval Office for a few years, does he start to buy his own balderdash? In an interview with PBS' Charlie Rose that aired Monday, President Barack Obama asserted that the debate on National Security Agency intelligence gathering "is a healthy thing" and "a sign of maturity" and that "this debate would not have taken place five years ago."

David Harsanyi | June 20, 2013

Here's what we know about the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban most abortions after 20 weeks: The Associated Press tells us that the "GOP-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill." But don't worry, Politico adds. It is "largely symbolic: The bill will be dead on arrival in the Senate."

Matt Towery | June 20, 2013

Sarah Palin is often criticized for misstatements or controversial comments. Of course, were she a female Democrat with a flamboyant style, she would be labeled "brave" and "courageous" by the press.

Steve Chapman | June 20, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry is fond of saying that Texas is "wide open for business." A couple of months ago he was in Illinois offering hope to local companies suffering from burdensome government regulation. "There is an escape route to economic freedom," he said, "a route to Texas."

Emmett Tyrrell | June 20, 2013

The IRS is again enmeshed in another political controversy. Franklin Roosevelt was the first American president to abuse the IRS. Then there was John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon. Now it is ensnared once again by claims it has unfairly harassed conservatives and possibly suppressed voter turnout in 2012.

Crista Huff | June 20, 2013

Software company Adobe Systems beat quarterly profit expectations on surprising momentum with its new Creative Cloud product.

Daniel Pipes | June 20, 2013

The unrest marks a deeply important development with lasting implications. Turkey has become a more open and liberal country, one in which leaders face democratic constraints as never before. But how much it changes the role of Islam in Turkey depends primarily on the economy.

Mike Shedlock | June 20, 2013

A mere hint the Fed might slow its QE program was enough to send treasury yields and the US dollar higher and stocks lower. This is further evidence the current markets are all about liquidity and speculation and nothing about fundamentals (in case you did not realize that already).

Ransom Notes Radio | June 20, 2013

Ben Bernanke’s days are numbered. As it becomes increasingly clear that Obama is pushing Bernanke out, one has to ask what kind of legacy he’s leaving behind. Bill Tatro joined the program to discuss the impact of the Fed’s recent easing programs.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 20, 2013

Because we live in an upside-down world, Switzerland is being persecuted for being a productive, peaceful nation that has a strong human rights policy with regards to privacy.

Charles Payne | June 20, 2013

That's what freedom was all about back then. The right to own property, to work and earn a living and not expect the government to pay you for not working - that was being a man.

Night Watch | June 20, 2013

A pro-North Korean news outlet in Japan published a lengthy signed article urging the US to accept the North's talks proposal. The article contained a tutorial on North Korean understanding of terms, implying the US might not have appreciated their significance.

Hal Scherz | June 20, 2013

The Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare) has given Secretary Sebelius incredible and unprecedented latitude regarding virtually all aspects of American health care decision making. The ACA left the regulatory scope of the law including the powers granted to the Secretary intentionally vague, potentially allowing her office unlimited oversight into every aspect of healthcare.

Peter Schiff | June 20, 2013

Although many haven't yet realized it, the financial markets are stuck in a "Waiting for Godot" era in which the change in policy that all are straining to see, will never in fact arrive.

Bob Goldman | June 20, 2013

Even if the position is looking more and more like your nightmare job, you may still want to point out why you are the perfect fit. Simply explain that "no one else is desperate enough to take a job this terrible, and if you don't hire me, I'm going to hold my breath until my face turns red."

Wed, Jun 19, 2013

Ann Coulter | June 19, 2013

Well, of course the government is spying on Americans! Look at the havoc caused by American citizens engaging in terrorism.

Todd Starnes | June 19, 2013

The Obama Administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission dismissed a religious discrimination claim from a substitute teacher who believes he was fired because he’s a member of an international religious organization that distributes Bibles.

Jerry Rogers | June 19, 2013

Members of Congress are considering amendments to the farm bill that will require the Secretary of Agriculture to monitor and restrict the food and beverages purchased through the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). That’s right – a food surveillance program run out of the Department of Agriculture.

Jeff Jacoby | June 19, 2013

Gallup reported last week that Americans' confidence in Congress has fallen to just 10 percent — an all-time low. After watching last night's debate between Ed Markey and Gabriel Gomez, I don't think the next US senator from Massachusetts is likely to reverse the public's low opinion.

Randall DeSoto | June 19, 2013

Mid-term elections are problematic for the party holding the Presidency; mid-term elections following scandals or highly divisive policy choices are particularly problematic.

Rich Galen | June 19, 2013

As the President giggled and played rock, paper, scissors with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-8 Conference in Ireland, the bloom appears to have begun to come off the Obama Rose as far as the American people are concerned.

Neil McCabe | June 19, 2013

Naomi Beth Seligman, the left-wing PR specialist, who helped CIA clerk Valerie Plame deceive the nation, is at it again, and this time she is going after gun makers and video game producers.

Bob Barr | June 19, 2013

“If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.” This is the mentality shared by a growing number of Americans who would allow government to run roughshod over their rights, rather than raise concern about the vast expansion of the Surveillance State in the past decade.

Michelle Malkin | June 19, 2013

You can try to put "conservative" lipstick on the lawless amnesty mob. In the end, however, it's still a lawless mob. The big government/big business alliance to protect illegal immigration got a lot of mileage using foolish Republicans Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan as front men. But the true colors of the open-borders grievance-mongers always show through.

John Stossel | June 19, 2013

As Americans obsess over NSA spying, abuse by the IRS and other assaults on our freedom, I can't get my mind off the thousand other ways politicians abuse us.

Walter E. Williams | June 19, 2013

I'm not arguing that today's progressives are racists like their predecessors, but they share a contempt for liberty. My question is: Why haven't today's progressives disavowed their racist predecessors?

Brent Bozell | June 19, 2013

The media elites have never been less interested in objectivity than they are right now on "gay marriage." They don't wear rainbow flags on their lapels when they appear on television, but the coverage speaks for itself.

Jonah Goldberg | June 19, 2013

It would make things so much easier for everyone if Edward Snowden were working for China.

Ben Shapiro | June 19, 2013

Our war on terror is now over. It's over not because President Obama says it is, though he has implied as much over the past several weeks. It is over because we have surrendered.

Terry Jeffrey | June 19, 2013

President Barack Obama, Sen. John McCain and al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri now share a common goal: They support Syrian rebels seeking to overthrow Bashar Assad.

Austin Bay | June 19, 2013

For over three decades smuggling and selling illegally obtained blood diamonds and exotic minerals has made waging low-level warfare in Central Africa a lucrative criminal racket for rebel militias and corrupt military officers.

Paul Greenberg | June 19, 2013

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil in the world, as Edmund Burke once observed, is that good men do nothing.

Donald Lambro | June 19, 2013

It is a well-known axiom of presidential politics that when things aren't going well at home, chief executives go abroad.

Jacob Sullum | June 19, 2013

You can't say he didn't warn us -- not only about escalating U.S. involvement in Syria's civil war but also about the lack of a credible argument for it based on anything resembling national defense. The president painted himself into a corner with his own red line.

Ralph Benko | June 19, 2013

Google’s acquisition of Waze hints at decisive digital technology shifts for the next presidential election. At about the same time, the Republican National Committee has hired young Andy Barkett from Facebook as their new Chief Technology Officer.

Mike Shedlock | June 19, 2013

Well, at least China's middle class is expanding, for now. That's not something we can say here in the US.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 19, 2013

Most sensible people already understand that countries with free markets and small government out-perform nations with big welfare states and lots of intervention.

Crista Huff | June 19, 2013

Earnings are expected to grow rapidly at Netflix for at least the next few years. With projected earnings per share this year of $1.41, that gives the stock a PE of 163.

Ken Connor | June 19, 2013

In rejecting the objective truth of the classical model in favor of a subjectively defined, instrumentally-oriented model, we're undercutting our ability to flourish as a society.

Charles Payne | June 19, 2013

The world feels like it's going to the dogs, and this week will only add further proof. There's the Big Dog Ben Bernanke who plans to bark intentions to slow down on the money printing presses while at the same time letting Wall Street know in no uncertain terms he is their best friend.

Night Watch | June 19, 2013

The Russian leadership has been very clear in communicating that its support for Syria is in part payback for NATO's intervention in Libya.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 19, 2013

The NSA is checking out your email, Common Core standards are logging away information about your kids, and now the CFPB is tracking consumer purchases. . . Oh, you don’t know what CFPB stands for? Don’t worry: Diane Katz, with the Heritage Foundation, is here to help.

Michael Schaus | June 19, 2013

Switzerland’s first female Finance Minister, Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, is on a quest to convince the Swiss Parliament that secrecy in banking is no less than the bane of all humanity. (Or something along those lines.) Also, this week the G-8 meetings are expected to focus heavily on “international tax avoidance” and international taxation efforts.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | June 19, 2013

Once you reach 591/2, you can take penalty-free distributions from either a traditional or Roth IRA at any time but you may have to pay income taxes (non-deductible contributions can be withdrawn tax-free).

Tue, Jun 18, 2013

Jessie Jane Duff | June 18, 2013

Enough is enough. It’s time for President Obama to take charge of the deteriorating situation at the VA by removing the current leadership, specifically VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, and installing new executive leadership to lead an organizational turnaround at the department.

Todd Starnes | June 18, 2013

A Tennessee community college professor ordered her students to wear ribbons in support of gay rights and said those who supported the traditional definition of marriage are just “uneducated bigots” who “attack homosexuals with hate,” according to a legal firm representing several of the students in the class.

Rachel Marsden | June 18, 2013

When it comes to our country's enemies, Intelligence collection and law enforcement are not separate entities.There, the life of an average citizen can be deemed to be worth no more than the price of a bullet. Snowden's amateurism has just given these regimes more ammunition.

Bill Murchison | June 18, 2013

The most naive foreign policy president perhaps in our history seems unable to appreciate the difference.

Kellie Fiedorek | June 18, 2013

In the wake of recent events, many people of a variety of persuasions are coming to agree that the First Amendment, which protects and ensures our first freedoms, is facing an all-out attack.

Ken Blackwell | June 18, 2013

Mr. Obama last week issued a typical Father’s Day Proclamation leading up to the weekend. In it, he said “there is no substitute for fathers.” But in the same proclamation, he takes it back, asserting that two moms will substitute nicely for a father in the home.

Fred Wszolek | June 18, 2013

Employees need to know their rights and what they must do to protect themselves from union bosses who are more interested in collecting union dues than employee freedom. We, and the many good organizations supporting NEFW, intend to do just that.

Byron York | June 18, 2013

There's simply no requirement that the border be definitely, measurably secure before today's immigrants complete the journey from illegality to citizenship.

Thomas Sowell | June 18, 2013

Amid all the heated cross-currents of debate about the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program, there is a growing distrust of the Obama administration that makes weighing the costs and benefits of the NSA program itself hard to assess.

Rick Santorum | June 18, 2013

It's not often that President Barack Obama and I agree. But on Father's Day, I was reminded that some issues go beyond political debates and are deeply personal.

Chuck Norris | June 18, 2013

Though deadbeat dads and high-school dropouts might pervade some communities, there are still far more models than mess-ups across our country, and some stand head and shoulders above the rest. Let me tell you about a few stellar examples.

John Hawkins | June 18, 2013

Walter Williams is a veteran, a professor of economics at George Mason University, a syndicated columnist, a fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh and an author of eight books. Williams has one of the finest minds in America as you're about to see as you read these quotations.

David Limbaugh | June 18, 2013

Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson attacked Sen. Rand Paul, my brother, Rush, and my good friend Mark Levin in a recent column for their various comments concerning the National Security Agency's surveillance data collection operation and other administration activities.

Mona Charen | June 18, 2013

In the weeks before the Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of Obamacare, the country trembled with anticipation. No such eagerness is evident now -- yet the court is again poised to rattle our world. The case of Fisher v. Texas could upend the system of racial preferences in use throughout American higher education.

John Ransom | June 18, 2013

In an age when “finance” editors, like the HuffPo’s Mark Gongloff, are demonstrably anti-business, pro-Occupy and work as shills for progressive ideas, facts take a back seat to ideology, outrage and agendas.

Cal Thomas | June 18, 2013

For too long, American involvement in the Middle East has employed the wrong formula in the mistaken belief that we can change the thinking of radical Islamists. In fact, our "reach-out" efforts are seen as weakness in much of the Islamic world

Dennis Prager | June 18, 2013

Last week, in Nice, France, I was privileged to participate, along with 30 scholars, mostly scientists and mathematicians, in a conference on the question of whether the universe was designed, or at least fine-tuned, to make life, especially intelligent life.

Pat Buchanan | June 18, 2013

Barack Obama has just taken his first baby steps into a war in Syria that may define and destroy his presidency.

Debra J. Saunders | June 18, 2013

Last week, Bill Clinton warned that President Barack Obama risked looking like a "wuss" and "a total fool" for not acting sooner on Syria. Shortly thereafter -- but two months after Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel charged that strongman Bashar Assad had crossed a "red line" in using chemical weapons against his own people -- the White House announced that in response to Assad's use of sarin, the administration would send small arms to help Syrian rebels.

Paul Greenberg | June 18, 2013

It seems the Southern Baptist Convention approves of freedom of association in the United States of America when it allows churches to disassociate themselves from the national Boy Scouts of America. But when it comes to the Boy Scouts' own freedom? Not so much.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 18, 2013

President Obama's Father's Day speech included one provocative, yet very declarative, sentence: "We should reform our child support laws to get more men working and engaged with their children." Obama didn't elaborate, but we can build on what he said because, yes indeed, child support laws urgently need "reform."

Kyle Olson | June 18, 2013

Some union-controlled school boards in Michigan are finding that revenue has not been keeping up with expenses, likely due to a lack of fiscal prudence and their inability to say “no” to their union friends.

Jack Kerwick | June 18, 2013

Let’s be blunt: anyone who endorses anything remotely resembling the “comprehensive immigration reform” currently bandied about in Congress is either a fool or a liar.

Dave Ramsey | June 18, 2013

With blended funds it’s almost like having a babysitter for your money. You’re not the one watching the kids, and to me that’s a big mistake.

Tom Borelli | June 18, 2013

The American coal industry is in free-fall and companies are being forced to do whatever it takes to keep from closing their doors. It’s a difficult situation for all involved, and the progressive media is eager to levy the blame on the free market.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 18, 2013

Kyle Olson, CEO of eagnews.com, joined the program to discuss the ongoing challenges in education. Everything from Common Core to more powerful unions are threatening to further devolve American Education.

Charles Payne | June 18, 2013

The Fed trying to keep Wall Street calm is akin to parents buying their fat child candy to stop him from whining. Let him whine and let the Street complain.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 18, 2013

Earlier this month, Paul Krugman wrote that, “a Heritage Foundation economist has been accused of presenting false, deliberately misleading data and analysis to the Senate Budget Committee.” Krugman was too clever to assert that the Heritage economist “did present” dishonest data, but if you read his short post, he clearly wants readers to believe that an unambiguous falsehood has been exposed.

Mike Shedlock | June 18, 2013

Europe is attempting to resolve domestic imbalances by forcing them onto their trade partners. This will end badly, especially for Germany

Night Watch | June 18, 2013

The purpose of this proposal for talks is to achieve by implication, if not by direct engagement, US recognition of North Korea as a nuclear armed power. That explains the open-ended nature of the offer-any topic, any place, any time, without conditions.

Robert Knight | June 18, 2013

It doesn’t matter whether the Republican-led House passes good, workable immigration legislation.

Jonathan Klingler | June 18, 2013

Every department of a campaign needs to be part of a continuous feedback loop that updates the campaign’s data and implements new best practices from analyzing that data. Why did the Obama campaign have such good data? It was because they canvassed neighborhoods and collected it.

Mon, Jun 17, 2013

Todd Starnes | June 17, 2013

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is calling for a criminal investigation after a huge mob of illegal alien supporters surrounded his private home Saturday and held a rally on his front porch.

Ed Feulner | June 17, 2013

Even Ebenezer Scrooge would think twice about taxing your Christmas tree. This is one gift that should be marked “return to sender.”

Michael Brown | June 17, 2013

It is one thing to provide humanitarian aid to the suffering Syrian people (although that is hardly an easy task to accomplish, as praiseworthy as it may be), but it is a grave mistake for America to attempt to get involved in the military conflict. There is hardly a “lesser of two evils” to side with there.

Armstrong Williams | June 17, 2013

Donald Trump truly is an American Icon worthy of celebration.He shouldn't have keep his mouth shut just because he does not pander and is a tireless self-promoter.

Rich Galen | June 17, 2013

Human beings need enemies -- sometimes for good, other times for ill. But having an easily definable enemy is often very helpful.

Rachel Alexander | June 17, 2013

Once considered a conservative governor due to signing SB 1070, which toughened up illegal immigration laws, Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer has now destroyed that reputation.

Michael Barone | June 17, 2013

Are Americans becoming more libertarian on cultural issues? I see evidence that they are, in poll findings and election results on three unrelated issues -- marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage and gun rights.

Star Parker | June 17, 2013

Anyone who doubts that the Republican Party can attract black voters needs only look south to Louisiana.

John Ransom | June 17, 2013

In the best case, it seems, what the GSA is really saying is: “We aren’t liars per se, we’re just really incompetent.” That’s not surprising, since it’s the standard patter coming from D.C. when anyone wishes to avoid responsibility, solutions, budget cuts, or criminal charges.

Katie Kieffer | June 17, 2013

If God is looking down on Earth, I bet he’s saying: “Thank you, Matt Birk. God bless you.”

Terry Paulson | June 17, 2013

Passing Obamacare without any Republican support invites partisans to focus more on repeal than support. When President Obama complains about Republican obstructionism and negative comments about his administration, I'm reminded of the words of Wes Purden, “Any politician who criticizes another politician for being negative is like a man going to a bordello and criticizing the woman for being scantily clad.”

Dan Holler | June 17, 2013

Despite their desire (whether based on principle or politics) for an enforcement-first approach, Republicans appear willing to embrace Rubio’s framework. But they’d be advised to look before they leap.

Matt Barber | June 17, 2013

More often than not, when someone says, “I hate to say I told you so,” they love to say they told you so. Prepare to have a bucket of gloat dumped on your head.

Morgan Brittany | June 17, 2013

A recent investigation exposed by CNN, The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Tampa Bay Times have found that there are dozens and dozens of charities that basically do next to nothing for the causes they raise money for.

Political Calculations | June 17, 2013

Over 90 percent of the decline is directly attributable to the tax hikes that went into effect in 2013, including the Social Security payroll tax hike, the various Obamacare tax hikes and President Obama's desired tax hikes upon high income earners and investments that were part of the fiscal cliff tax deal at the beginning of the year, all of which applied at the federal government level.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 17, 2013

Seems like he understands that Europe made a big mistake by having too many people in the wagon and too few people pulling the wagon.

Mike Shedlock | June 17, 2013

I see this as very similar to the rise of the Five-Star Movement (M5S) in Italy, where the mainstream media gave M5S no chance, yet M5S ended up as the largest political party in Italy at election time.

Mark Baisley | June 17, 2013

Apple CEO Tim Cook advanced this notion with the quote, “The app store and the IOS ecosystem give budding developers with great ideas the best chance for success.” Just like America.

Michael Schaus | June 17, 2013

Representative Larson finds it horrifically “unfair” that he and his staff will be forced into the same healthcare that is scheduled to be imposed on tens of millions of Americans. The Democrat, who was among the leadership in his party when healthcare reform was passed, said “this is simply not fair to these employees. They are federal employees.”

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Jeff Jacoby | June 16, 2013

Immigration reform is notoriously contentious. Yet it's hard to find anyone who doesn't think employers should be barred from hiring illegal immigrants — and sharply penalized if they do so

Derek Hunter | June 16, 2013

A good friend of mine, a high-ranking Republican aide in the Senate, told me a popular joke on Capitol Hill is that Sen. Schumer let Rubio write the talking points while his staff wrote the bill. It would be funny were it not proving so accurate.

John Ransom | June 16, 2013

You just can't make this stuff up: Unions are exempt from anti-extortion laws. Who do they think they are, Congress? Nope; just prime congressional campaign funders.

Doug Giles | June 16, 2013

Hey, Dad. If you’re going to send your kid to a public school or a state run university, then you’ve got to teach your child not to just sit there in class, like a nice boy, and take whatever propaganda the “progressives” shove down their pie hole.

Debra J. Saunders | June 16, 2013

Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Calif., believes that if her Assembly Bill 926 passes, researchers will be able to pay egg donors as they develop medical advances that can help all women. To her, the bill is an issue of simple fairness -- gender equity, really.

Bruce Bialosky | June 16, 2013

Many people are very optimistic regarding the possibility of a comprehensive immigration bill passing through Congress and being signed by the President. The prospects are good, but there are many stumbling blocks ahead.

Steve Chapman | June 16, 2013

We all know that every day, people in Mexico come across the border in pursuit of something they can't find in their country. What you may not know is that every day, people in the United States go across the border to Mexico for the same reason. They aren't looking for jobs. They're looking for birth control pills.

Michael Brown | June 16, 2013

As a new dad more than 35 years ago, I read a book about effective fathering, and one illustration from one chapter, based on a real life story, has stayed with me ever since. It provides a sobering lesson for fathers.

Night Watch | June 16, 2013

The timing suggests that the US announcement that it will send arms to some Sunni rebel groups might have accelerated the start date of the offensive by a few days.

Political Calculations | June 16, 2013

In the relative absence of noise in the market that would create the potential for the S&P 500 to reach 1700 before the end of June 2013.

Mike Shedlock | June 16, 2013

Watch for the Italian economy to go into convulsion as a result of the latest tax hit.

Marita Noon | June 16, 2013

Investors are now buying up property in the regions surrounding the Monterey Shale, knowing that development will mean economic recovery and a need for new housing and services.

James Allen | June 16, 2013

To many, Father’s Day is either a joyous occasion or a time to mourn, possibly even a time to ignore what the holiday represents.

Lincoln Brown | June 16, 2013

The shadows cast by pillars of blanket amnesty and unsecured borders are getting longer as the national day wears on and the Twilight of the Republic sets in.

Michael Youssef | June 16, 2013

As if the past few weeks of scandals haven’t been enough, now we learn that the American government is spying on us to an astounding degree.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 16, 2013

So even an international bureaucracy now acknowledges that bureaucrats “incur substantial fiscal costs” and “have a large negative impact on private employment.”

Jeff Crouere | June 16, 2013

If this bill is passed, red states like Texas will become blue and then the GOP can forget about winning another presidential election.

Paul Jacob | June 16, 2013

Organized crime is not just another term for government. But some folks in government seem hell-bent on proving that it is.