Sat, Jul 13, 2013

John Hawkins | July 13, 2013

1) How old was Trayvon Martin and how much size difference was there between him and Zimmerman?

John C. Goodman | July 13, 2013

Actors. Actresses. NFL football players. Baseball players. Librarians. Mayors. City councilmen. Members of AARP.

John Ransom | July 13, 2013

On cue, the White House has replied that they know nothing about the bugging of the EU, Latin America, SETI, or home pornography taken with the Hubble Telescope by off-duty auditors from the General Services Administration.

Neil McCabe | July 13, 2013

The Texas congressman, who abstained from voting for Speaker John A. Boehner, exposed the true motivation behind the speaker’s drive to ignore the Senate’s amnesty bill for illegal aliens and pass a House-originated bill.

Ken Blackwell | July 13, 2013

If you go to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, you will see a moving tableau, a series of statues of the brave young Americans who stormed ashore on June 6, 1944 to liberate a continent from the grip of Adolf Hitler.

Kathryn Lopez | July 13, 2013

"Couldn't we have one?" That was Chuck Todd's question as he hosted his political geek show, "The Daily Rundown," on MSNBC one recent morning.

Paul Greenberg | July 13, 2013

Talk about the ideal public servant, just glance at Richard Windsor's résumé at the Environmental Protection Agency. For three consecutive years, the EPA named him "scholar of ethical behavior," and he's got a diploma as scholasticus decentia to prove it.

Ed Feulner | July 13, 2013

One hundred and fifty years ago this summer, a still-young nation known as the United States of America faced its greatest challenge.

Michael Brown | July 13, 2013

The blurb on RightScoop.com described a video clip from the O’Reilly show and declared: “BillO has completely lost it. He said if someone gets into the face of a gay person and tells them they are going to hell, that should be illegal.”

Gayle Trotter | July 13, 2013

In advocating for the monstrously long and complex statute known as Obamacare, Nancy Pelosi infamously claimed that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Congress did pass it — just barely — and yet we still don’t know exactly what’s in it.

Night Watch | July 13, 2013

Economic hardships and shortages of daily necessities drive people to protest regardless of the theology or ideology of those in control. The Syrian rebels are less capable of governing, even on a neighborhood level, than the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 13, 2013

I’m thinking of inventing a game, sort of a fiscal version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Only the way it will work is that there will be a map of the world and the winner will be the blindfolded person who puts their pin closest to a nation such as Australia or Switzerland that has a relatively low risk of long-run fiscal collapse.

Crista Huff | July 13, 2013

We think that Priceline’s stock will pause for a pullback around $950, and foresee Google steadily rising to $1000 to win the race.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 13, 2013

John McCain and Elizabeth Warren may be teaming up for another piece of financial legislation. (We’re all sure this will work out. . . ) Ron Fino, a former FBI agent and Goodfella informant, joined the program to talk about the vibrancy of organized crime.

Charles Payne | July 13, 2013

Did you ever think the Dow would be at an all-time high and there’d be no fanfare? I’ve stated many times that not only is this the stealthiest rally in history but for those paying attention it’s the most hated.

Mike Shedlock | July 13, 2013

The peculiarities of Obamcare keep piling up. Here's the latest: Wegmans, a Rochester-based grocery store has decided to do something beneficial for its part-time employees, stop health care insurance.

Steve Deace | July 13, 2013

U.S. Senator John McCain is living proof you either die the hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

Bill Tatro | July 13, 2013

In 2008, we learned that the analysts from Wall Street who were touting the wonderful benefits of mortgage investments had actually been saying one thing to the mainstream media and doing another — thus becoming the proverbial talking heads.

Fri, Jul 12, 2013

Diana West | July 12, 2013

Something a little different: Instead of writing a column opposing the nomination of Samantha Power to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, I appeared on a panel in Washington, D.C., last week to state the case.

Todd Starnes | July 12, 2013

A Louisiana sheriff has received bipartisan support in his fight against the Department of Justice after they denied thousands of dollars in funding to the Young Marines because the program’s oath placed “special emphasis on the love of God and fidelity to our country.”

Hugh Hewitt | July 12, 2013

It is easy to agree with Bill Kristol, editor of the WeeklyStandard, and Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, that the Senate immigration bill should die a quick death in the House.

Michelle Malkin | July 12, 2013

I would like to declare a war on women -- namely, all those cringe-inducing ninnies who lust after every celebrity criminal defendant with big muscles, tattoos, puppy-dog eyes or Hollywood hair.

Mark Davis | July 12, 2013

If you’re wondering whether my Governor is going to try to become our President, I have no magic window to that, even though I have known him for nearly twenty tears.

Michael Barone | July 12, 2013

On Obamacare, as on immigration enforcement and welfare requirements, Barack Obama is following the course that cost King James II his throne. He is dispensing with the law.

Brent Bozell | July 12, 2013

Today's children live and breathe in a popular culture that teaches them to accept the worst kinds of sexual exploitation and violence as a normal part of life. They're even encouraged to laugh at the idea.

Jonah Goldberg | July 12, 2013

President Obama wants to make government "smarter." Who could disagree with that? After all, it's unlikely that even the biggest fans of big government believe the way government does what it does is the very best, very smartest way imaginable. Whether you're an anarchist, a Leninist or somewhere in between, everyone can agree that Uncle Sam could afford a few more IQ points.

David Limbaugh | July 12, 2013

Wake up, conservatives -- and Christians. We're getting our rear ends handed to us, and we'll continue to if we don't do a better job of fighting back.

Mona Charen | July 12, 2013

The DC city council has defeated the mighty Walmart.

John Ransom | July 12, 2013

These kings on their thrones are so out of touch that they think the apathy and apparent powerlessness of the people to react effectively against the government as they date rape us is the same thing as assent.

Pat Buchanan | July 12, 2013

That the prosecution in the Zimmerman trial asked the judge to allow a verdict of "third-degree murder" -- i.e., child abuse, since Trayvon Martin was 17 -- testifies to the prosecution's failure and panic. For George Zimmerman's defense has proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, that he shot Trayvon Martin not out of malice, rage or hate -- but in a desperate act of self-defense.

Suzanne Fields | July 12, 2013

Few of us would give up the the wealth of electronic wizardry that makes learning a snap, if only we knew how to harness the power of the wizardry. We shouldn't dismiss the lessons those early Americans could teach us. Maybe they knew something we have yet to learn.

Humberto Fontova | July 12, 2013

Paula Deen occasionally used the N-word, we’ve recently learned. For this she was tarred and feathered, drawn and quartered, and fed to the ‘gators.

Linda Chavez | July 12, 2013

The jury will soon decide the guilt or innocence of George Zimmerman, the man charged with murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, but a verdict will not end the debate about this case that has raged from the beginning. Like the O.J. Simpson trial nearly two decades ago, the Zimmerman trial has become a litmus test on race. And the media have played a major role in pushing race as the underlying issue, to the detriment of all concerned.

Gabriella Hoffman | July 12, 2013

The late fashion icon Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel once said, “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

Donald Lambro | July 12, 2013

More than six months into his second term, things haven't been going well for President Obama on a number of critical fronts.

Charles Payne | July 12, 2013

They’re calling it the “Large Retailer Accountability Act” that would force big box retailers to pay minimum wage of $12.50 in Washington D.C. Currently minimum wage in the District of Columbia is $8.25, which equals $17,160 a year. If that sounds low consider zero is a much lower sum and what many earn in D.C. now is significantly less. Take Ward 8 in Washington D.C.:

Bill Tatro | July 12, 2013

For the past several days, I’ve had the opportunity to observe the American healthcare worker do their job on an up close and personal basis.

Fritz Pfister | July 12, 2013

There’s the millions of foot soldiers who produce nothing but are charged with obstructing those who do produce something. Ask the home builders about the legions of bureaucrats.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 12, 2013

Ben Bernanke spoke, and the markets rallied. Why? Well, QE infinity is here to stay for a bit longer. Also, Dan Bongino, formerly with the Secret Service, talked with John about Obamacare, Maryland politics, and Democrat thuggery.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 12, 2013

I’ve relentlessly complained that the United States has the highest corporate tax rate among all developed nations. And if you look at all the world’s countries, our status is still very dismal. According to the the Economist, we have the second highest corporate tax rate, exceeded only by the United Arab Emirates.

Mike Shedlock | July 12, 2013

In June, an EU commission put forth a banking resolution proposal giving itself powers in which the ability to shut down banks would be centralised in the European Commission.

Night Watch | July 12, 2013

The government prosecutor has ordered the arrest or 206 more Muslim Brotherhood leaders and activists. The new round of arrests began on 10 July for inciting violence in the clash on Monday.

Ira Mehlman | July 12, 2013

Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Charlie Rangel are all very concerned. They are all losing sleep about the potential demise of the Republican Party if an illegal alien amnesty bill is not approved by the House

Thu, Jul 11, 2013

Paul Greenberg | July 11, 2013

Muffle the drums, furl the flags. The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the great battle is concluded, this year's faux battle lost and won, the hurly-burly done. The crowds and tumult are gone, and once again the grass is allowed to grow in peace.

Cliff May | July 11, 2013

Who killed Egyptian democracy? Elite foreign policy analysts have been providing strikingly divergent answers.

Todd Starnes | July 11, 2013

A 27-year veteran of the Utah Air National Guard said he was reprimanded after he wrote a letter objecting to a gay wedding in the West Point chapel and was later told to prepare for retirement because his personal beliefs about homosexuality were not compatible with the military’s policies.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | July 11, 2013

Why are the dually disgraced Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner running for office after engaging in public peccadilloes that would have doubtless persuaded many a lesser man to stay home? Only they know for sure -- their reasoning is probably a bit different than their public pronouncements.

Brent Bozell | July 11, 2013

Reagan had a heckuva lieutenant in Don Devine. It is good to see him now mentoring the next generation of conservative leaders.

Victor Davis Hanson | July 11, 2013

The crime is not hate speech, but hate thought -- a state of mind that apparently only self-appointed liberal referees can sort out.

Larry Elder | July 11, 2013

For years, major police departments have required officers to record the race of every person they stop, including in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. Where are the class-action lawsuits alleging a pattern and practice of racial profiling?

Jonah Goldberg | July 11, 2013

Self-proclaimed civil libertarians are up in arms over the National Security Agency's massive database containing information about whom we call and what we do on the Web.

Neal Boortz | July 11, 2013

The debate is going hot and heavy on Obamacare right now. This grand Democrat scheme is going to be a disaster … and the Democrats know it.

Michael Reagan | July 11, 2013

Overseas the Arab Spring is turning into the Arab Nightmare that everyone but the Obama administration always saw coming.

Cal Thomas | July 11, 2013

Keith Farrington says he spent 15 years working as an assistant director of finance for the South East Thames Regional Health Authority, part of the National Health Service. He has strong warnings for the U.S. about Obamacare.

Barney Brenner | July 11, 2013

The alleged motivation behind the deceitfully named “Affordable Care Act” is that there are millions of medically uninsured in the US.

Debra J. Saunders | July 11, 2013

California's marijuana advocates need to inhale a breath of fresh air and take a long look at their judgment -- or lack thereof.

Steve Chapman | July 11, 2013

Politicians who use the ongoing slaughter as a reason to oppose concealed-carry only confirm that when it comes to government's most important function, they haven't got a clue.

Kyle Olson | July 11, 2013

If the goal of the federal school lunch overhaul is to improve outcomes for children, somebody should tell its chief cheerleader -- First Lady Michelle Obama -- that it’s actually backfiring.

Emmett Tyrrell | July 11, 2013

Now, Margaret Thatcher's distinguished British biographer Charles Moore updates Dante by heaving the wretched Edward Snowden into hell. Moore writes that "it will be entirely fitting if Edward Snowden spends eternity in a Moscow airport lounge."

Tom Purcell | July 11, 2013

Here's something you should do if you haven't done so in a while: visit your mother and father and get out the old photo box.

Jerry Newcombe | July 11, 2013

One of the religious leaders of our time who often makes news is the Dalai Lama of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He was born in 1935 and celebrated his 78th birthday the other day with a call for young people to create a “happier” century than the previous one.

Bob Beauprez | July 11, 2013

Judicial Watch announced today that has obtained documents in response to local, state, and federal records requests revealing that a little-known unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Community Relations Service (CRS), was deployed to Sanford, FL, following the Trayvon Martin shooting to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.

Mike Shedlock | July 11, 2013

Only one member had enough common sense to want to end QE now, whereas (some, half, many, most, a few, etc.) seem to be confused as to what to say and how to say it.

Lori Sanders | July 11, 2013

Perhaps it was naïve, but after the defeat of the Farm Bill, I thought hope was in the air for agriculture policy reform. Numerous Republicans had offered strong amendments, many of which were rejected at the onset by the Rules Committee.

Frank Donatelli | July 11, 2013

While listening to President Obama’s speech this past week on yet more climate change regulations, I recalled Yogi Berra”s classic remark, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”

Ransom Notes Radio | July 11, 2013

First, let’s get the important things out of the way: Happy Birthday, Katie Pavlich! Katie joined the program to discuss the political motivations of the Obamacare Employer Mandate Delay. There seems to be a real possibility that the delay will push more people onto the government exchanges. . . But I’m sure that’s just a coincidence.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 11, 2013

Whether we’re talking about NSA spying, cross-border collection and sharing of private financial data by tax-hungry governments, or other schemes to give the state more power and authority, we’re often told that “if you’re a law-abiding person, you have nothing to fear.” But that assumes government is both competent and trustworthy.

Crista Huff | July 11, 2013

Shares of biopharmaceutical company Celgene Corp. are breaking through upside resistance today on positive Phase III data on its myeloma cancer drug, REVLIMID.

Jerry Bowyer | July 11, 2013

Viewers want the truth, and the truth is that free-market capitalism IS the best path to prosperity, but that it IS NOT the path we are currently on. Let’s save the optimism for the time when we get our feet back on the proper path.

Charles Payne | July 11, 2013

They say slow and steady wins all the time, and right now it's looking like it's true with respect to the economy and stock market. You can argue the recovery has been steady, and there's no doubt it's been slow, which makes the correlating move in stocks puzzling.

Ralph Benko | July 11, 2013

It was not until the 1920s that quantitative immigration laws were adopted. Previously only “illiterates, persons of psychopathic inferiority, men as well as women entering for immoral purposes, alcoholics, stowaways, and vagrants” (and, shamefully and to our detriment, Chinese and Japanese) were excluded.

Michael Schaus | July 11, 2013

when you hear the “Progressives” talk about increasing taxes on the rich, just remember: We’ve been doing this since 1913. There is nothing “forward” looking, or “progressive” about continuing a century of failed ideas.

Bob Goldman | July 11, 2013

Honestly, I don't understand our obsession with successful people. Everyday, there's at least one useful article detailing the success secrets of successful people that I totally ignore.

Crista Huff | July 11, 2013

The stock price is approaching long-term resistance at $14. We see no reason for investors to own shares in a company with consistently shrinking earnings.

Marybeth Hicks | July 11, 2013

Recently, a boy at my daughter’s Christian high school revealed to his lunch table buddies that he is gay.

Wed, Jul 10, 2013

Ann Coulter | July 10, 2013

This week, instead of attacking a Hispanic senator, Marco Rubio, I will defend a Hispanic citizen, George Zimmerman, on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin. (Zimmerman would make a better senator.)

Lee Crognale | July 10, 2013

Should the federal government cut spending? Put that question to the American people and you’re likely to get a “yes” in response.

Todd Starnes | July 10, 2013

A group of pro-life students from around the nation was banned from an Austin, Tex. YMCA after pro-choice activists complained about an agreement allowing the students to use the YMCA’s shower facilities.

Will Coggin | July 10, 2013

As is the American tradition, grillmasters will cook up pound after pound of juicy burgers, hotdogs, steaks, and shish kabobs at backyard barbeques this summer.

Michelle Malkin | July 10, 2013

World Crisis Alert: Guantanamo Bay detainees don't want to eat. Muslim rapper Yasiin "Mos Def" Bey is so worked up about their appetite plight that he videotaped himself being force-fed to build support for closing Gitmo. Cry me a river.

John Stossel | July 10, 2013

You pay taxes? You contributed to the $2 billion your government gave Egypt this year. And last year. And every year -- for 30 years. Most of it went to Egypt's military. How's that worked out?

Walter E. Williams | July 10, 2013

As if more evidence were needed about the tragedy of black education, Rachel Jeantel, a witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder trial, put a face on it for the nation to see.

Jonah Goldberg | July 10, 2013

One has to wonder what the next Islamist movement will say when America counsels it to put down its weapons and take up the ballot instead.

John Ransom | July 10, 2013

I’ve never before seen the opposition so paralyzed before missteps, blunders, gaffes, scandals, admitted incompetency, greed, overreach, mismanagement, lies, outrageous crimes and…did I say greed?

Bob Barr | July 10, 2013

For a few years during the middle of the 19th Century, a secretive political party rose to prominence in American politics, spurred by a cultural fear of new immigrants from Europe. Membership in the party was tightly limited, and when members were questioned about the party’s activity, they were only to respond: “I know nothing.” Today, more than a century and a half later, we have an adherent of this “know nothing” political philosophy in the White House.

Barbara Comstock | July 10, 2013

Imagine you’ve finished a long, trying day at work. You’ve picked up your two toddlers from childcare, and stop at your local Walmart store on the way home to pick up some groceries.

Ben Shapiro | July 10, 2013

On Monday, the Broward County Sheriff's Office in Florida released a public service announcement attempting to convince young people not to riot in case George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, was acquitted of second-degree murder.

Terry Jeffrey | July 10, 2013

In his unequal and discriminatory implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), President Barack Obama is now violating both his constitutional oath of office and his constitutional duty to faithfully execute the laws.

Matt Towery | July 10, 2013

When it first came to life, the tea party movement burst on the scene with energy and pure direction that seared many a mind with images of huge crowds waving the red, white and blue. It was all about taxes, and curtailing government spending, and liberty.

Austin Bay | July 10, 2013

Seventy years ago this week, U.S. and British Commonwealth troops began Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. Foreshadowing D-Day 1944, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower served as overall Allied commander. Like D-Day, Allied airborne soldiers led the Husky assault by parachuting (on the night of July 9, 1943) into olive groves and rock-strewn fields along the island's southeastern shores.

Donald Lambro | July 10, 2013

Remember when President Obama was flying around the country this year, warning that the budget-cutting sequester would destroy life as we know it in America?

Michael Brown | July 10, 2013

What if the “born gay” fallacy was true and it was possible to identify a “gay baby” in the womb? Would the flaming liberals who so fiercely cling to a woman’s “right to choose” affirm her “right” to abort a gay fetus?

Kyle Olson | July 10, 2013

At a kickoff event for yet another public relations campaign at its national convention last week, the National Education Association played “Wobble” by V.I.C.

Jacob Sullum | July 10, 2013

On a rainy night in February 2012 at a gated townhouse complex in Sanford, Fla., George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin stared at each other, and both perceived a threat.

Ken Connor | July 10, 2013

The ACLU is correct when they say that undermining the rights of one vulnerable group undermines the rights of us all. Would that they actually believed it.

Charles Payne | July 10, 2013

You didn't hear much about this on television or even the wires, but Ben Bernanke got good news when consumer credit data for March was released late in the session.

Crista Huff | July 10, 2013

We recommended Macy’s stock on Ransom Notes three times since February. The stock is up 28% since then, and appears to be breaking out of a trading range again.

Mike Shedlock | July 10, 2013

In 1978, Congress created an 11-member Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA), purportedly as a check against wiretapping abuses by the government. In practice, FISA only hears one side of the case, that of the government.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 10, 2013

Obamacare seems to be more and more of a “non-solution” for problems that were created by the government in the first place. Daniel J Mitchell, from Cato, joined the program to discuss the troubling trend in government overreach.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 10, 2013

I’m a strong believer in federalism, but not because I think state and local governments are competent. Politicians and interest groups are a toxic combination in all circumstance.

Bill Tatro | July 10, 2013

Indeed, under the Obama administration, the overall intelligence level of the bar service industry has increased dramatically. In fact, regarding the hardworking employees within this service sector, I’ve found the range of their college degrees and fields of study to be absolutely remarkable.

Night Watch | July 10, 2013

A very wise and brilliant senior analyst was fond of pointing out to less experienced analysts that capitals often are big cities with large populations and many neighborhoods. Most of the city goes about normal business while one or more neighborhood experiences trouble for a time.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | July 10, 2013

If you want to give money to your kids, an equal amount to each sibling would probably be the fairest.

Tue, Jul 09, 2013

Todd Starnes | July 09, 2013

There is a clear and present danger to religious liberty within the military, says a coalition of groups who believe the Obama Administration is pushing a secular, anti-religious culture on the nation’s armed forces.

Rachel Marsden | July 09, 2013

In January, Egyptian newspapers reported that the commander of Iran's Quds Force, Qassem Suleimani, had traveled to Cairo that month to meet with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's aides about setting up a spy service that would answer to Iran and circumvent the Egyptian military.

Wayne Allyn Root | July 09, 2013

According to the latest polling by Rasmussen, the IRS scandal is still very much on the minds of Americans, and still considered to be the worst scandal of the Obama administration.

Tony Katz | July 09, 2013

For conservatives, nothing prepared us for the horror and sadness of watching President Obama begin to dismantle the Republic in his first term.

Kurt Schlichter | July 09, 2013

Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi is a loyal Republican, a decent guy, and generally a good senator. He also needs to retire from the Senate because he is not good enough, and I don’t care if that makes him sad.

Thomas Sowell | July 09, 2013

I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white.

Chuck Norris | July 09, 2013

Over the past two weeks, I've highlighted eight little-known facts about the Declaration of Independence. Here are the last four facts in my series.

John Hawkins | July 09, 2013

Because we treat the fact that there is someone somewhere who's offended by something as if it's significant, people now say they are offended by everything.

Michael Barone | July 09, 2013

What's the outlook for the 2014 Senate elections? The Republicans once again have a chance to overturn the Democrats' majority, as they did in 2010 and 2012.

David Limbaugh | July 09, 2013

Could the boondoggle we call "Obamacare" be a bigger disaster? Is there any better example of the arrogance, incompetence and remorselessness of top-down central planning?

John Ransom | July 09, 2013

It goes to show that you can fool all of the media some of the time, and some of the media all of the time and all of the media all of the time as long as you get two beltway insiders from different parties to support it and tack on the word “reform.”

Mona Charen | July 09, 2013

here is nothing the cable channels love more than a good murder trial, especially if the violence is spiced with the irresistible seasoning of race.

Cal Thomas | July 09, 2013

The military coup that ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi marks another failure in U.S. foreign policy over several administrations, which have erroneously promoted the notion that American-style democracy in Islamic lands will produce a nation more like ours.

Dennis Prager | July 09, 2013

As much as I loathe the Muslim Brotherhood and the whole Islamist enterprise, it is difficult to imagine any other response among Islamists than this: Our votes don't count.

Pat Buchanan | July 09, 2013

Understandably, the Muslim Brotherhood is enraged.

Debra J. Saunders | July 09, 2013

I used to pack a smoke hood in my carry-on luggage. I knew that most passengers survive a plane crash on impact but that many die before they can escape the toxic smoking fuselage of an airplane.

Paul Greenberg | July 09, 2013

Speaking in Capetown, South Africa, our president did himself and the United States of America proud.

Phyllis Schlafly | July 09, 2013

Barack Obama assured us that, after his signature legislation Obamacare went into effect, we would surely like it. Now Obama has decided he doesn't want us to find out how it affects us until after the 2014 elections.

Kyle Olson | July 09, 2013

As schools continue to grapple with the school lunch menu overhaul pushed by First Lady Michelle Obama, some are realizing their headache isn’t just from a lack of food.

Rebecca Hagelin | July 09, 2013

In addition to being politically engaged, “being” a great American means taking action, in our own neighborhoods and communities, for the sake of others. It means giving of ourselves -- with kindness, with our time, in whatever way we can -- to make someone else’s life a bit better.

Bill Murchison | July 09, 2013

We've got a second Ann, it would appear. She is a fellow Texan, to boot: State Sen. Wendy Davis, who just talked to death a bill meant to tighten abortion restrictions.

Donna Wiesner Keene | July 09, 2013

The National Security Administration’s (NSA’s) scandal is fading as many Americans seem to agree that government tracking of their telephone calls and email may be worth catching terrorists.

Crista Huff | July 09, 2013

Brazil’s oil & gas company, Petrobras, is expected to suffer a large second quarter foreign exchange charge. “[W]e estimate Petrobras will have higher net debt than market value by the end of the year,” says Citi Research.

Dave Ramsey | July 09, 2013

I’ve got to tell you there’s zero chance that my wife or I would invite someone to live in our home without the other’s knowledge and agreement. Pulling a stunt like that is just plain wrong.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 09, 2013

We say it again because we're SHOCKED: Ransom Makes Top 10 Hottest Conservative Supermen in Radio. And in other news...Oh good. . . So now we’re going to qualify for Obamacare subsidies based off of the honor system. This should work out brilliantly.

Night Watch | July 09, 2013

The international press is highly polarized over Mursi's replacement. It is very difficult to obtain factual reporting about the intensity, size and breadth of civil disturbances.

Lincoln Brown | July 09, 2013

When one considers the unpleasant image of leering sneering hordes shouting “Hail Satan” and placing coat hangers in the hands of children, one must also remember that for otherwise reasonable, compassionate people to become unreasonable and merciless, one only needs to remember that the right of set stimuli can produce those very results.

Marvin Olasky | July 09, 2013

Secularists sometimes say that it’s time to give up on a faith-based belief in Christ left over from the ancient Mediterranean world. They don’t acknowledge, though, that in the early A.D. years two major faith-based beliefs with staying power were in conflict, along with a host of minor ones.

Frank Turek | July 09, 2013

Darwin’s Doubt, the brand new New York Times bestseller by Cambridge-trained Ph.D., Stephen Meyer, is creating a major scientific controversy. Darwinists don’t like it.

Charles Payne | July 09, 2013

Fear is a great motivator and it plays a role in all our lives to varying degrees. One could argue the opposite of fear is faith since it mitigates fear or makes it completely irrelevant. These days few would argue there is much faith in anything allowing fear to exist with even more power than usual.

Bob Beauprez | July 09, 2013

Barack Obama and Eric Holder are doubtlessly grateful that virtually everyone, including the mainstream media, has turned the Fast and Furious page and moved on to more recent White House Administration scandals. But, the human carnage continues to mount.

Tom Purcell | July 09, 2013

I don't understand what they are thinking.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 09, 2013

As I explained back in April, I’m cautiously optimistic that Obamacare will fall apart for the simple reason that it’s impossible to have a workable government-run healthcare system without the type of brutal rationing and sub-standard care found in places like the United Kingdom.

Daniel Pipes | July 09, 2013

With Syria and Egypt aflame, why is U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returning to the Middle East for his sixth visit since February to focus on more Israeli-Palestinian shuttle diplomacy?

Phil Kerpen | July 09, 2013

What if Mitt Romney had won the election, and proceeded to disregard sections of Obamacare in precisely the matter President Obama is presently doing?

Mike Shedlock | July 09, 2013

Let's hope that cooler head prevail, but the radical Muslim Brotherhood may not give up so easily having been forced out of power by the military.

Mon, Jul 08, 2013

Byron York | July 08, 2013

What part of "It's. The. Law." don't you understand? Just to add emphasis, in early June President Obama dismissed concerns that the national health care startup was not going well.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | July 08, 2013

Summer usually means higher gas prices. Conventional wisdom says that people travel more in the summer which raises the demand for gas, and everyone knows an increase in demand will drive up prices.

Rich Galen | July 08, 2013

How far America's -- and Obama's -- standing has fallen since the President's "New Beginning Speech" in Cairo in June 2009. That was when Obama still thought governing was as easy as politics.

Michael Brown | July 08, 2013

Throughout its 1,400 year history, Islam has been marked by internal violence and bloody factionalism. What is happening today in Egypt and Syria and other Islamic nations is just the most recent manifestation of this deadly phenomenon.

Dan Holler | July 08, 2013

Political parties exist to win elections.

Ken Blackwell | July 08, 2013

Dear Mr. President: Recent events in Egypt show the failure of your administration’s policies toward this largest of Arab countries.

Kurt Schlichter | July 08, 2013

Gabby Giffords and her still-weightless astronaut husband are like a gun-grabbing Foghat, eternally playing the state fair circuit of American politics.

Star Parker | July 08, 2013

A Fourth of July Gallup poll presented an interesting picture about our country.

Jeff Jacoby | July 08, 2013

For years, terrible and violent crimes have been committed in the name of Islam. Does that mean Islam is inherently a religion of terrible violence?

John Ransom | July 08, 2013

GM should have followed competitor Tesla’s strategy of making an EV that appeals to rich, privileged, metro-sexual types plagued by White Guilt, which often also comes out sideways as Carbon Envy.

Katie Kieffer | July 08, 2013

Agency girls are going wild. Obama’s leading ladies make students partying on the beach look like amateurs.

Neal Boortz | July 08, 2013

I did get a little testy on Twitter (@Talkmaster) Saturday afternoon while watching coverage of the crash landing of that Asiana 777 in San Francisco. There’s an explanation.

Lisa De Pasquale | July 08, 2013

Nolte regularly skewers the media as editor of Breitbart’s Big Hollywood and on The Conversation, a blog of various Breitbart contributors that I also contribute to (almost) every day. Nolte has had his eyes on Hollywood for many years.

Rachel Alexander | July 08, 2013

A month ago, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was considered by many to be the GOP front runner for president in 2016. Now, even if he secures the nomination, Republicans may very likely support him only half-heartedly like they did moderate Republican Senator John McCain.

Matt Barber | July 08, 2013

In the war between life and death, all eyes are on Texas as the Lone Star State legislature is poised to pass a sweeping late-term abortion ban.

Michael Tanner | July 08, 2013

By postponing the employer mandate, therefore, the administration has shifted costs from employers to workers and/or taxpayers. That hardly seems fair. So we should expect the administration to come under pressure to postpone the individual mandate as well.

Michael Schaus | July 08, 2013

Obama's agenda was never about bringing healthcare to the masses, reigning in Wall Street (his biggest donors), or restoring the ladder of socio-economic mobility. . . . It was about using populist issues to advance an otherwise unpalatable “progressive” agenda.

Shawn Mitchell | July 08, 2013

In the harsh light of the IRS scandal, and news other agencies targeted conservatives, it’s impossible to doubt the administration saw an even more useful tool in FEC prosecutions aimed to silence inconvenient groups.

Fritz Pfister | July 08, 2013

The first time home buyer has always been the most important buyer in the market, at least to main street American families. The first time home buyer starts the dominoes falling for larger purchases.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 08, 2013

Because interest groups have effective control of California and local political systems and they use their power to engage in massive rip-offs of taxpayers.

Political Calculations | July 08, 2013

What that means is that there isn't much of a multiplier effect for the economy from quantitative easing - it basically boosts the economy by $1 for every $1 worth of quantitative easing the Fed does.

Chris Edwards | July 08, 2013

If you look at the history of the oldest federal agencies—such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Corps of Engineers—you will find scandals, mismanagement, and cost overruns from the the beginning.

Mike Shedlock | July 08, 2013

If you are looking for a reason very few countries have offered Snowden asylum (see Venezuela, Nicaragua offer asylum to Snowden; Double Standards and Hypocrite Allies), you now have an answer.

Michael F. Cannon | July 08, 2013

Implementing the law without the employer mandate will definitely be very chaotic. The whole purpose of the employer mandate was to reduce the economic and political upheaval that the rest of ObamaCare will unleash.

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Derek Hunter | July 07, 2013

President Obama is “historic.” That refrain has been beaten into our heads time and again since Jan. 20, 2009. This is historic, that is historic. Everything is historic.

John Ransom | July 07, 2013

He lost us Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt- although because of the good sense of the Egyptians hopefully we’ll get that one back. And he’s trying his very best to lose us Syria. Imagine this: Obama chose to back the one group of people who make Syrian dictator Assad look like an attractive alternative.

Austin Hill | July 07, 2013

It’s being heralded as a huge advancement for the cause of “civil rights.” But a controversial new bill in California has very little to do with children, yet has a whole lot to do with the selfish interests of the state’s government employees.

Doug Giles | July 07, 2013

Two weeks ago a Sonoma State University student was ordered by one of the Seawolves’ lunatic supervisors to remove her cross necklace because some tender moron, who goes to that liberal madrasa, might get their panties in a wad.

Bruce Bialosky | July 07, 2013

The only question that remains -- when will the ill-effects of Obamacare impact you?

Steve Chapman | July 07, 2013

The Pentagon has wonderful news for the inmates at Guantanamo who are refusing to eat: It will not infringe on their religious beliefs by force-feeding them during the daylight hours of the upcoming holy month. Their right to decline food will be scrupulously respected until nightfall.

Kevin McCullough | July 07, 2013

There is a coming showdown that will determine the soul of the republic. Not in fiscal or physical stature per se, but definitively in the arena of what has held America as unique for most of her history.

Michael Youssef | July 07, 2013

In 2011, President Obama quickly called on President Mubarak to acquiesce to demonstrators’ demands and leave office.

Marita Noon | July 07, 2013

We don’t have to live with energy fears and vulnerabilities. We have the ability to produce, sell, and use our own resources, which could drive prosperity and allow the economy to thrive—give us energy freedom.

Political Calculations | July 07, 2013

The BEA reports that real GDP in 2013-Q1 came in at $13,725.7 billion, just 0.01% above the midpoint of our forecast range.

Night Watch | July 07, 2013

The backlash has begun and the new regime weathered its first challenge. The Brotherhood had called for a million-man demonstration. Limited information indicates the largest pro-Mursi demonstrations numbered in the low thousands.

Michael Tanner | July 07, 2013

But while obesity is a real problem, the AMA’s move is actually a way for its members to receive more federal dollars, by getting obesity treatments covered under government health plans.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 07, 2013

Heck, why not have a cop in every house to make sure we consume 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day? Actually, I shouldn’t say that too loud.

Mike Shedlock | July 07, 2013

The State Department is working overtime regarding America’s Mess in Egypt.

Mark Baisley | July 07, 2013

I asked, “If you were the Chairman of the Republican Party, how would you appeal to teachers to get them to vote with your candidates?”

Paul Jacob | July 07, 2013

There's no doubt about it, in her MSNBC "Lean Forward" spots, Melissa Harris-Perry leans left. Very left.