Sat, Jul 06, 2013

Paul Greenberg | July 06, 2013

The revolution that overthrew Egypt's last pharaoh and installed a new one in his place now has been overthrown itself -- by military decree. As fully expected. Chaos breeds a demand for order, for clear authority, and what could be more authoritarian than military rule?

John Hawkins | July 06, 2013

McDonald's feeds 68 million people a day, 88 percent of the WORLD population recognizes the Golden Arches, and 1 in 8 Americans has worked there during his lifetime.

John C. Goodman | July 06, 2013

You should care a lot about how health reform will affect your doctor. The reason: it will also affect you.

John Ransom | July 06, 2013

Another year of this and you’ll see Americans packing Tahrir Square calling for an end to rule by the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S.

Caroline Glick | July 06, 2013

On Wednesday, Egypt had its second revolution in as many years. And there is no telling how many more revolutions it will have in the coming months, or years. This is the case not only in Egypt, but throughout the Islamic world.

Kathryn Lopez | July 06, 2013

I made the mistake of walking away from my computer after hitting "play" on a Youtube video. All of a sudden, the room was filled with hails to ... Satan. This was the comeback from some Wendy Davis fans outside the Texas statehouse to opponents of the Texas legislator's attempts to kill a bill that would restrict some abortions (20 weeks and later) in the state.

Rich Tucker | July 06, 2013

The other day Barack Obama was about to hop in his private 747 and jet off with his massive entourage to tour Africa. Carbon footprint? Elephantine.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 06, 2013

The Obamacare effect: Few full time jobs – and even fewer opportunities. Despite the delay of the Employer Mandate, businesses are still uneasy in taking on new full time workers. John Ransom is still serious about trying to sue the Administration, and – yes – Ezra Klein is still an idiot. (But this week, we found someone equally as moronic.)

Crista Huff | July 06, 2013

Citi Research expects the company to shore up investor confidence by resuming a $10 billion buyback plan and/or announcing a strategic review to maximize value in its Consumer division.

Jerry Bowyer | July 06, 2013

After last week’s Supreme Court rulings, which were largely victories for advocates of homosexual marriage, a number of major corporations applauded the rulings, many of whom had publicly advocated the shift in public statements and in friend of the court briefs.

Mike Shedlock | July 06, 2013

Here's what you didn't read in the headline unemployment number: We lost over 325,000 full time jobs.

Night Watch | July 06, 2013

The Army also has decapitated the Brotherhood, detaining many of its top leaders. The Brotherhood is likely to be outlawed again for suborning the constitutional order.

Charles Payne | July 06, 2013

Inflation be damned the new head of the Bank of England says quantitative easing will continue. This means our Federal Reserve will have even more pressure not to be the odd man out by tapering while the rest of the world is printing.

Bill Tatro | July 06, 2013

It’s becoming more and more difficult to understand if good news is truly good news, or if good news is actually bad news. In addition, after conceivably deciphering this conundrum, we are then presented with the notion that bad news is definitely bad news, and we are also led to believe that bad news is essentially good news. Are you still with me?

Steve Deace | July 06, 2013

Recently Sarah Palin hinted it might be time for conservatives to abandon the GOP. Frustration with the Republican Party aside, is it a good idea? We analyze the pros and cons and let you decide for yourself.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 06, 2013

I’m not naive enough to think that any particular study will change minds, but when the bulk of the research unambiguously tells us that lower tax rates are better for economic performance, I think (or at least hope) that it may have some impact on government officials.

Jeff Crouere | July 06, 2013

If the GOP continues to ignore their base, conservatives like Palin and many others may walk away and form a new party.

Fri, Jul 05, 2013

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | July 05, 2013

Not long ago, Princeton alumna Susan A. Patton bucked current conventional wisdom by advising women to find a husband in college and get married young.

Humberto Fontova | July 05, 2013

All the “POPS!” and “BANGS!” from fireworks had my single (for the time) mother edgy. Firing-squads had been murdering thousands of Cubans ‘round the clock. Other thousands of Cubans waged a lonely and hopeless guerrilla war against the massively-armed forces of Soviet proxies Che Guevara and the Castro brothers. (All this 90 miles from U.S. shores.)

Diana West | July 05, 2013

As practically everyone knows by now, multimillionaire TV chef Paula Deen was yanked from the pinnacle of free-market success after admitting to a lawyer taking a deposition in a racial and sexual harassment lawsuit (already Orwellian) that she had used what is referred to as “the N-word” some 25 years ago.

Daniel Pipes | July 05, 2013

The overthrow of Mohamed Morsi in Egypt delights and worries me.

Hugh Hewitt | July 05, 2013

This week, a century and a half ago, marked the certain beginning of the end for the Confederacy and thus of slavery and the rise of the great Republic of freedom.

Thomas Sowell | July 05, 2013

At the heart of the left's vision of the world is the implicit assumption that high-minded third parties like themselves can make better decisions for other people than those people can make for themselves.

Michael Barone | July 05, 2013

I don't agree on every point. But I share the authors' optimism that America can once again adapt consistent with our enduring values.

Jonah Goldberg | July 05, 2013

For instance, in the debate over gay marriage, one commentator after another likens arguments against same-sex marriage to arguments against interracial marriage. They said blacks and whites couldn't marry and now they say men and men can't marry!

John Ransom | July 05, 2013

Under executive fiat, the EPA will shortly be forcing the shutdown of the rest of the coal fired plants in the United States. Obama closed about 20 percent of them in 2011 when he went on vacation in Martha's Vineyard. With a bigger vacation budget this year, he probably figured "What the hell? Why not close the rest of them?"

Andrew Marcus | July 05, 2013

The government that is large enough to give you everything you need is also large enough, apparently, to demand the content of your prayers. Let's do ourselves and future generations a favor and return to the good old-fashioned liberty our great-grandparents enjoyed.

Barney Brenner | July 05, 2013

The Obama administration has been collecting enormous amounts of communications and other data on Americans. The justification which is offered (and which is being accepted on both sides of the aisle) is the need to monitor this information to protect us in the age of modern terrorism.

Donald Lambro | July 05, 2013

The White House decision to delay the implementation of Obamacare's business mandate for one year sent shock waves through political circles here.

Cliff May | July 05, 2013

Tel Aviv, Israel— Israel’s military is unusual in many ways, but start with this: A patch on Captain Omri Levy’s sleeve alludes to a Mel Brooks joke. The patch reads: “It’s good to B200 King.”

Kyle Olson | July 05, 2013

Students in at least one school district will be saved from Michelle Obama’s “restrictive” federal school lunch takeover.

Mike Shedlock | July 05, 2013

In retaliation for ridiculous EU tariffs on solar panels (sponsored mainly by France over the objections of Germany) China Declares War On Wine.

Jerry Bowyer | July 05, 2013

Any investors who bumbled or were inspired by either the conservative or liberal version of the 'freedom agenda' into believing that Egypt was a good bet are now staring reality square in the face in the form of collapsing equity values and currency exchange rates along with a collapsing political order.

Charlotte Hays | July 05, 2013

When the Obama administration suddenly announced that it was delaying the dreaded employer mandate, a chief component of ObamaCare, your first reaction may have been a sigh of relief. After all, it's a job killing requirement.

Chris Edwards | July 05, 2013

The folly of monopoly unionism (“collective bargaining”) in government is most evident when labor unions strike.

RJ Lehmann | July 05, 2013

This further put the lie to the notion that Obamacare would “save money.” Of course, it was obvious all along that it would not.

Political Calculations | July 05, 2013

At this juncture, it appears that the Fed has initially succeeded in arresting the decline caused by Fed Chairman Bernanke's poorly considered press conference comments.

Michael F. Cannon | July 05, 2013

The employer mandate is so intimately tied to the rest of the law that the IRS cannot delay it without delaying the rest of Obamacare.

Susan Combs | July 05, 2013

And when that power is held solely by the government and used for the benefit of the few, tyranny is born.

Night Watch | July 05, 2013

Apparently, Mursi's address was supposed to announce his resignation. Al Ahram reported that Mursi double crossed the armed forces on the advice of his Muslim Brotherhood advisers.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 05, 2013

According to a recent news report, a former lieutenant colonel for the infamous East German STASI spy agency says the NSA-type snooping ability “would have been a dream come true.”

Thu, Jul 04, 2013

Thomas Sowell | July 04, 2013

The fundamental problem of the political left seems to be that the real world does not fit their preconceptions. Therefore they see the real world as what is wrong, and what needs to be changed, since apparently their preconceptions cannot be wrong.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | July 04, 2013

Our Founding Fathers risked their lives to declare freedom, hundreds of thousands of Americans died during our Civil War to keep our nation together.They gave the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, for our freedom, as have our soldiers throughout our history.

Victor Davis Hanson | July 04, 2013

In return for empowering a fellow liberal, the press gave up its traditional adversarial relationship with the president.But after five years of basking in a shared progressive agenda, the media is lamenting that it has lost its soul.

Larry Elder | July 04, 2013

Back in 2008, a black conservative friend, a college professor, said he voted for then-Sen. Barack Obama for president. "Obama," he said, "is post-Jesse Jackson. No more race card. And, with a black president, young blacks will start hitting the books a lot harder. They will see that racism is no barrier to the highest possible achievement."

David Stokes | July 04, 2013

If America was born 237 years ago this week, the case can be made that she was conceived decades earlier. Long before men named Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Hancock, and Franklin became notable and influential, there were a few clergymen—yes, preachers—who meteorically blazed across the colonial sky.

John Ransom | July 04, 2013

The governor of Virginia, Robert Dinwiddie, chose 21 year-old George Washington to trek 400 miles into the frontier to deliver to the French a demand to leave the disputed area or face the prospect of war with colonial America and England.

Cal Thomas | July 04, 2013

"Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." -- John Quincy Adams

Pat Buchanan | July 04, 2013

"Freedom and equality are sworn and everlasting enemies, and when one prevails, the other dies."

Suzanne Fields | July 04, 2013

The Fourth of July is the highest of the holy days of America's civil religion.

Steve Chapman | July 04, 2013

In his recent speech on climate change, President Barack Obama warned that "someday, our children and our children's children will look at us in the eye and they'll ask us, did we do all that we could when we had the chance to deal with this problem and leave them a cleaner, safer, more stable world?"

Emmett Tyrrell | July 04, 2013

I am immersed in research on the life of he who was called the Lion of the Senate, Edward M. Kennedy, known by one and all as Teddy.

Kyle Olson | July 04, 2013

Many children have never had the opportunity to attend the schools that they and their parents might prefer. For decades, indeed generations, millions of kids have been assigned to attend government-run schools based on where they live.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 04, 2013

So, um. . . Maybe we won’t implement that whole employer Obamacare mandate right now. The Obama administration has decided it’s going to hold off on the mandate (well. . . Not the individual mandate) until after the next election. Oh, and Ransom declared war on the Obama Admin. (Specifically: He’s looking at how to sue Obama, and his administration.)

Mike Shedlock | July 04, 2013

The June 2013 Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® shows a slowing in NMI™ to 52.2%, well below the Bloomberg NMI consensus figure of 54.5%.

Bill Tatro | July 04, 2013

For our current president and Mrs. would-be president (Hillary), it seems that once again the best-laid plans of mice and men…etc., etc., etc. When Obama and Clinton pressured former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down in early 2011, it was supposedly in the best interest of the Egyptian people.

Charles Payne | July 04, 2013

It's still a ticking time bomb but a key part is delayed and in the process could make a major difference in mid-term elections. It certainly will make a huge difference for businesses as it removes a dark cloud that was already being felt.

Douglas MacKinnon | July 04, 2013

Rush Limbaugh -- the most powerful talk-show host in America -- just rightly called out Fox News for telling him to avoid talking about immigration. Why would the most fair and balanced television news source do this?

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 04, 2013

Notwithstanding the title of this post, I’m not writing about how the government wastes foreign aid money in an attempt to bribe foreign governments into supporting the United States.

Michael Schaus | July 04, 2013

For me, the essence of America is simplified in three words: Fireworks, Firearms, and Freedom.

Night Watch | July 04, 2013

President Mursi delivered a televised speech late on 2 July in which he said he will complete his four year term of office. He mentioned the word democracy 20 times and legitimacy 57 times in the 37 paragraphs of the 40-minute speech.

Paul Kengor | July 04, 2013

Will you be celebrating Natural Law this July 4th? You should be. Your Founding Fathers did.

Bob Goldman | July 04, 2013

Do you hate your job? Are you filled with revulsion when you think about your work? If the answer to these questions is, "yes, yes, a thousand times, yes," then let me congratulate you. You're more connected to your job than 70 percent of Americans.

Wed, Jul 03, 2013

Ann Coulter | July 03, 2013

We keep hearing insistent claims that if Republicans don't pass amnesty yesterday it will be the end of the party.

Todd Starnes | July 03, 2013

The Justice Department said German laws outlawing homeschooling do not constitute persecution and they want a German homeschooling family kicked out of the United States, according to a briefing filed in a high profile asylum case.

Debra J. Saunders | July 03, 2013

The Senate is so out of touch that some leaders think the way to pass a path-to-citizenship bill for illegal immigrants is to budget $40 billion for extra immigration enforcement over the next 10 years. This is the type of cynical ploy that makes everyone hate Washington.

Rich Galen | July 03, 2013

American traitor Edward Snowden has allegedly applied for asylum in 20 countries -- none have granted it.

Jeff Jacoby | July 03, 2013

The power of those words to move those who hear them — and to change the world for the better — remains undiminished.

Ken Blackwell | July 03, 2013

The Russians have nothing but contempt for weakness -- and the Obama policy toward Russia has been invertebrate from Day One.

Bob Barr | July 03, 2013

Meaningful immigration reform must include more comprehensive steps to address why so many people immigrate to our country illegally.

Thomas Sowell | July 03, 2013

The political left has long claimed the role of protector of "the poor." It is one of their central moral claims to political power. But how valid is this claim?

Michelle Malkin | July 03, 2013

Citizenship -- good citizenship -- is not just a piece of government-issued paper. It is not merely a bureaucratic "status." It's a lifelong practice and propagation of founding principles.

John Stossel | July 03, 2013

What we already know about government is even scarier than what they know about us.

Walter E. Williams | July 03, 2013

Our nation's founders recognized that most human abuses are the result of government. Because of their fear of abuse, the Constitution's framers sought to keep the federal government limited in its power.

Jonah Goldberg | July 03, 2013

For something like 99 percent of human history, the world was really inhospitable. But economic growth and innovation have made the world vastly more hospitable.

John Ransom | July 03, 2013

Today in the corridors of misshapen power, the Ds and the Rs are talking about the American Dream, the dream of homeownership, and how they might turn that into votes.

Terry Jeffrey | July 03, 2013

Last Friday, the Obama administration finalized a regulation that orders Americans to buy health insurance policies that cover -- without fees or co-pay -- sterilizations, artificial contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs.

Austin Bay | July 03, 2013

When Egypt's Arab Spring rebellion began in late January 2011, the most critical near-term uncertainty involved the Egyptian military.

Donald Lambro | July 03, 2013

Fugitive Edward Snowden, wanted on charges of espionage against his own country, is caught in a trap of his own making.

Jacob Sullum | July 03, 2013

I agree with the Supreme Court that the federal government should recognize state-approved gay marriages. But I am not persuaded by the court's rationale for concluding that such a policy is constitutionally required.

Kyle Olson | July 03, 2013

The Martin case could be an excellent civics lesson if teachers would simply let students watch the trial, ask their own questions and form their own opinions.

Bob Beauprez | July 03, 2013

With the 2014 elections already in clear sight, the last thing the Democrats are looking forward to is defending their vote for the massive piece of legislation that growing numbers of voters hate.

Crista Huff | July 03, 2013

In February and May, we told investors to buy shares in Priceline. The stock is up 21% since our first recommendation, and appears immediately ready to break past upside resistance at $845.

Roger Schlesinger | July 03, 2013

As far back as I can remember a lot of things have happened yet no action has been taken on them and most of these actions have left the general citizenry's memory. Let's see what I can remember:

Charles Payne | July 03, 2013

They want to be great and they want to create, innovate, and beat the competition. It's this kind of drive that helps them take risks and not to rest on their laurels. It's the exact opposite of what's happening in America where becoming successful brings the same hurdles as in the past but also the extra burden of government resistance via rules, regulations and taxes and public opinion resistance.

Night Watch | July 03, 2013

After two days of huge anti-government demonstrations, the Minister of Defense on behalf of the armed forces issued an ultimatum to President Mursi and the opposition to settle the unrest in 48 hours.

Ken Connor | July 03, 2013

Kennedy, the Court's Moralizer-in-Chief, impugns the motives of the lawmakers who passed DOMA and accuses them of being motivated by malice and hate.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 03, 2013

What’s the worst example of bureaucrats harassing and persecuting parents? Was it the Texas woman who was arrested because her children were playing outside? Or how about the Michigan woman who wasthreatened for looking after her neighbor’s kids?

Ralph Benko | July 03, 2013

The fortunes of the Republican Party, and of the republic, depend on the GOP’s superdonors demanding the Grand Old Party rediscover its core mission of championing "small-r" republican principles, including liberty and constitutional rights. And the future of the GOP, and of America itself, depends on sending “power to the edge.”

Mike Shedlock | July 03, 2013

US Manufacturing as measured by the June 2013 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® is treading water barely above contraction.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 03, 2013

The biggest problem with the Federal Reserve seems to be that the market is trying to understand them. Economist Carl Schramm joined the program to talk about the liberal twist on most economic data released by the Federal Government.

Tue, Jul 02, 2013

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | July 02, 2013

Lost in the never-ending push to redefine marriage are those who suffer most when they are denied the benefit of a traditional marriage. Children need both a mother and a father far more than any adult needs societal approval of a romantic relationship.

Brian Birdnow | July 02, 2013

Last week President Obama, in his usual stentorian tones, announced a new and improved effort at combating global warming, which has now been recycled and relabeled by the mainstream media as “climate change” in a nod to the cold winters of recent years.

Todd Starnes | July 02, 2013

A Sonoma State University student has filed a religious accommodation request after she said she was ordered to remove her cross necklace because it might offend other students.

Rachel Marsden | July 02, 2013

Either the representatives of these nations are experiencing amnesia, or they're straight-up hypocrites.

Lisa De Pasquale | July 02, 2013

The De Pasquale's Dozen asks political figures and free market-minded writers and entertainers to take a break from politics and talk about their pop culture obsessions

Armstrong Williams | July 02, 2013

Today, Dr. Ben Carson retired from neurosurgery on the 36th anniversary of when his historic career began.

Thomas Sowell | July 02, 2013

When teenage thugs are called "troubled youth" by people on the political left, that tells us more about the mindset of the left than about these young hoodlums.

Chuck Norris | July 02, 2013

Happy birthday, America! Let's never forget the price our Founding Fathers paid for our freedom.

John Hawkins | July 02, 2013

While Barack Obama is enjoying extravagant parties with Hollywood celebrities and taking opulent vacations, America's middle class is being decimated by his policies.

Michael Barone | July 02, 2013

Young Americans, like young Brits, want to choose their future. Republicans should argue their policies enable them to do so.

David Limbaugh | July 02, 2013

As one who supports traditional values and a conservative political agenda, I'm more worried about the right wing's erosion of resolve and moral courage than I am about the left's relentless assault on our values and ideas.

Mona Charen | July 02, 2013

The very wise Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs, describes the differing dispositions of liberals and conservatives this way: Liberals are moved by outrage at what is wrong with their society; conservatives feel gratitude for what is right.

Dennis Prager | July 02, 2013

If a Martian were to observe the human condition, he would have to conclude that the left has an agenda to deprive children of their innocence.

Pat Buchanan | July 02, 2013

On Nov. 3, 1969, Richard Nixon, his presidency about to be broken by massive antiwar demonstrations, called on "the great silent majority" to stand by him for peace with honor in Vietnam.

Paul Greenberg | July 02, 2013

These days the court's decisions are not final because they're fallible; they're fallible because they're not final.

Phyllis Schlafly | July 02, 2013

These two decisions about marriage by a divided Supreme Court do not end the debate about whether America must or will accept same-sex marriage. As one of the same-sex-marriage advocates boasted, let the litigation begin.

Bill Murchison | July 02, 2013

Whoever would rend his garments over the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions is certainly welcome to do so, but I wouldn't advise spending undue time and emotion on such an enterprise. Rarely does a democratic government, in its embrace of some daring new notion, truly outrun the voting public. A little, sometimes, just not wildly, outrageously so.

Rebecca Hagelin | July 02, 2013

We must own the reality that all of us helped pave the way for these decisions by our own failure to hold up heterosexual marriage as something to be desired and preserved.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 02, 2013

Milton Friedman famously noted that, “Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program”and Ronald Reagan sagely observed that “a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.”

Earl Tilford | July 02, 2013

Despite sharing the same race, religion, and history, they slaughtered one another with alacrity. What a different country this might have been if, 400 years ago, someone had suggested, “Let’s pick our own cotton.”

Robert Knight | July 02, 2013

By accusing traditional marriage backers of being motivated only by animus against homosexuals, the U.S. Supreme Court has become the most prominent hate group in the country.

Charles Payne | July 02, 2013

I can think of several places where people need to be reminded of the golden rule, but few need to be reminded as urgently as the folks at the Federal Reserve. For their very mission goes counter to everything the golden rule expresses.

Anna Higgins | July 02, 2013

Allowing pain-capable children to be dismembered in the womb is an overt violation of human dignity. In this country, of all countries, we can and must do better.

Bill Gunderson | July 02, 2013

Lithia Motors (LAD), which is headquartered in Medford, Oregon is a good proxy as to just how strong auto sales have been recently.

Dave Ramsey | July 02, 2013

It’s a tough thing, but it’s the consequence of bad behavior in the workplace.

Michael Schaus | July 02, 2013

It should stun historians that the party of the Ku Klux Klan and segregation now has an undeniable stranglehold on black America.

Bill Tatro | July 02, 2013

Wall Street is currently professing that not having enough money is always a bad thing. I emphatically disagree.

Mike Shedlock | July 02, 2013

In what should be no surprise to Mish readers, the HSBC China Manufacturing PMI™ shows Operating conditions deteriorate at quickest pace since last September, and new export orders plunge.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 02, 2013

Elbert Guillory, an African-American Louisiana State Senator, joined the program to explain why he left the Democrat Party and became a Republican. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr, he says he is “free at last” from the shackles of Big Government.

Mon, Jul 01, 2013

Byron York | July 01, 2013

In the end, immigration reform really was a done deal in the Senate. Debates come down to numbers on Capitol Hill, and the Gang of Eight reform team had the numbers.

Phil Kerpen | July 01, 2013

Obama claims he can do it all with no say from our elected representatives in Congress, but his designated point person for the effort, Gina McCarthy, awaits Senate confirmation. A vote for McCarthy can only be understood as a vote for Obama's very expensive and destructive agenda.

Kristan Hawkins | July 01, 2013

Something important has been left out of the discussion here: what did the "courageous" Wendy Davis protect?

Michael Brown | July 01, 2013

I was minding my own business Sunday afternoon when I began to receive tweets from a young lady named Melissa who was listening to a repeat, weekend broadcast of my Line of Fire radio program. This is our exchange, unedited except to correct punctuation and to combine multiple tweets into full sentences.

Todd Starnes | July 01, 2013

I got banned from Facebook. They blocked me for 12 hours and removed a message I had posted invoking the National Rifle Association, Jesus and Paula Deen.

Rich Galen | July 01, 2013

Egypt will be yet another test of President Obama's ability -- or desire -- to exert any influence on the direction of difficult situations overseas.

Kevin McCullough | July 01, 2013

On Wednesday June 26, 2013 reports began to pop up across the Arabic world citing an internal Libyan government memo that has not yet been acknowledged in the American press.

Kurt Schlichter | July 01, 2013

Hollywood is making another pathetic attempt to manufacture villains out of real Americans in its latest loud, dumb and explodey retread, White House Down. Surprise!

Star Parker | July 01, 2013

Let there be no doubt that same-sex marriage is about much more than marriage. It is a deliberate and conscious assault on religion and all traditional values.

Jeff Jacoby | July 01, 2013

The Supreme Court held Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional, effectively lifting the burden on certain states to get federal approval before making any change to their election procedures.

John Ransom | July 01, 2013

If I told you 30 years ago that the United States in 30 years would be arming Islamic rebels against Christian populations with Russia acting as benefactors to Christianity, you would have called me crazy. Caution: The LINK at the END of the article contains EXTREMELY GRAPHIC MATERIAL NOT SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE.

Terry Paulson | July 01, 2013

On this coming Independence Day, may we not forget to thank God for this great country, for our many blessings, and for the importance of family in our lives.

Rachel Alexander | July 01, 2013

Conservatives are praising last week’s Supreme Court decision in Fisher v. University of Texas, which dealt a slight blow to affirmative action.

Kyle Olson | July 01, 2013

There’s serious doubt about the potential success of Common Core. There are concerns about what it might do to state and local control of public schools. There are worries about student privacy and parental control of their children’s education.

Shawn Mitchell | July 01, 2013

Outrage over offensive statements is a one-way racket meant only to harm conservatives. If anyone right of center crosses a line, then call in America's head-hacking Taliban. But anyone left of center crosses lines equal or worse, then, what? Did you hear that tree in the forest? No, did you?

Mark Baisley | July 01, 2013

The 2013 Summer decisions from the Supreme Court show how Justice Scalia has been steering the entire ship with the influence of his powerful reasoning.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 01, 2013

As you can imagine, it’s difficult to persuade politicians. After all, why would they support policies such as fiscal sovereignty and financial privacy that hinder their ability to extract more revenue?

Mike Shedlock | July 01, 2013

Just to show how far out of line NSA surveillance has gotten, the US is gathering routine information on US citizens and has also been bugging EU offices.

Morgan Brittany | July 01, 2013

Circumventing Congress and ignoring the will of the American people, Obama is forging ahead with his promises to thwart “climate change” through Executive Order.

Marita Noon | July 01, 2013

The Washington Post explains why Obama is now seeking to go around Congress to enact anti-coal regulations by fiat: “When Democrats controlled both the House and Senate, Obama could not get climate control legislation passed.”

Political Calculations | July 01, 2013

The period of relative order in the stock market that accompanied the rally that really got underway after 15 November 2012 is over.

Sun, Jun 30, 2013

Derek Hunter | June 30, 2013

It seems every day in the 224 years since our Constitution was written, we, as a nation, have moved further away from the "more perfect union" it brought into being.

John Ransom | June 30, 2013

Please be careful in the future about bestowing upon me unearned honorifics that should rightly go to more ingenious and more versatile tools. I don’t even have an ergonomic handle... as far as you know.

Austin Hill | June 30, 2013

What do Chick-fil –A and Starbucks have in common besides food and beverages? Controversy – and lots of it – as the executive leaders of both companies have taken public stands on one of America’s most contentious cultural and public policy issues.

Doug Giles | June 30, 2013

After Tuesday’s testimony in the George Zimmerman trial by star witness Rachel Jeantel some of my white devil, honky, gringo, pasty skin, mackerel snatchin’, Caucasian buddies got all up in arms about Rachel Jeantel stating that “creepy ass cracker” is not a racial slur.

Bruce Bialosky | June 30, 2013

he multitude of challenges that the new mayor of America’s second largest city will face starting tomorrow constitutes a laundry list of items. None needs greater focus than revamping the Office of Finance and the business licensing process.

Steve Chapman | June 30, 2013

One reason Americans have moved so rapidly toward support of same-sex marriage is their stubborn bias toward liberty. When interest groups demand something material, or when they seek to take something from other groups, the public is apt to resist. But when a group asks to live and let live, it can usually count on getting its way.

Fritz Pfister | June 30, 2013

Aren’t 476,000 new home sales only 40% to 50% of ‘normal’? Sounds like Ms. Breathless is making an optimistic sandwich without any meat.

Michael Youssef | June 30, 2013

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of this great nation, we find ourselves increasingly overwhelmed by political, judicial, and even church leaders who are dragging her down into an abyss like we have never seen before.

Mike Shedlock | June 30, 2013

An alleged "worst case scenario" shows the FHA could lose as much as $115 Billion. Since these worst case scenarios are always famously optimistic, the best course of action would be to shut the agency down.

Political Calculations | June 30, 2013

As with the first U.S. housing bubble, which sparked off its inflation phase back in November 2001, the proximate cause of the second U.S. housing bubble is nearly identical: a sudden and very large influx of money flowing into the U.S. housing from the sale of investments in other markets.

Bob Beauprez | June 30, 2013

The "Flat Earthers" apparently include 16 of the most highly credentialed environmental scientists in the world who jointly penned an editorial in the June 28, 2013 Wall Street Journal explaining that, "There is no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to 'decarbonize' the world's economy."

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 30, 2013

One of history’s worst butchers, Josef Stalin, is rumored to have said that, “The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic.”

Jeff Crouere | June 30, 2013

It is much more dangerous for African Americans on the streets of our country than it is for our soldiers fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Night Watch | June 30, 2013

According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Rai, the Egyptian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mursi were involved in the plot to attack the US facility.

Paul Jacob | June 30, 2013

The system of checks and balances is often lost even on the best minds in the Supreme Court.