Sat, Jul 20, 2013

Jeff Crouere | July 20, 2013

In the aftermath of the controversial acquittal of George Zimmerman, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that his department would launch an investigation into whether Trayvon Martin’s civil rights were violated.

Star Parker | July 20, 2013

Why, when capitalism has created wealth and eradicated poverty, do left-wing politicians hate it so much? After all, it's supposed to be the left that cares about the poor.

John Ransom | July 20, 2013

Over the last several weeks we have heard Congress caterwauling, stonewalling, stalling and wailing about so called "bank reform". So, cover your eyes and get the kids of out the room because this is about to become bi-partisan.

Robert Gelinas | July 20, 2013

Nanny plutocrat extraordinaire, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has targeted yet another new windmill for his quixotic conquest besides the scourges of big bad sodas, trans-fats, salt, and elevators.

Kathryn Lopez | July 20, 2013

I confess I've been doing some yelling at the TV. I keep hearing that we have to have a "national conversation on violence" in the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

Ed Feulner | July 20, 2013

Whatever they insist on calling it, it’s the wrong policy. And it has a very predictable effect.

Peter Schiff | July 20, 2013

I am a well-known "gold bug" because of my strongly voiced opinion that gold has been one of the best assets for protecting yourself from the US dollar's prolonged decline. Lately, the precious metals have taken a beating, and I've been called to defend gold's future prospects in the media countless times.

Jerry Bowyer | July 20, 2013

Much has been written about the various uprisings which have been gaining strength and momentum since 2008. Usually it takes the tack of focusing on the abuses of the particular regime in question, because the press tends to see things through the eyes of the official underdog in any story based around conflict.

Night Watch | July 20, 2013

Two senior US military officers testified to the US Congress that they judge that Syrian government forces are winning the so-called civil war in Syria. A US press spokesman, however, said the Damascus government will never govern all of Syria again.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 20, 2013

Fifty years from now (assuming we haven’t suffered a Greek-style fiscal collapse), will we still enjoy our constitutional freedom of private gun ownership?

Charles Payne | July 20, 2013

Yesterday, Detroit and Chicago were downgraded by Moody's in part to pension liabilities. Later in the evening, Detroit became the largest city to file municipal bankruptcy. One of the big problems for these cities, in addition to lavish pensions and other retirement promises made during boom times, is a deterioration of values.

Mike Shedlock | July 20, 2013

Taxpayers should be fed up with ever-escalating property taxes, sales taxes, and fees to pay ridiculous retirement plans for unappreciative public union employees, especially police, fire, and teachers' unions.

Larry Kudlow | July 20, 2013

With Detroit filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, everybody knows major root-canal cutbacks are coming. Cutbacks of out-of-control government spending, pensions and health benefits. Major cutbacks. We know that.

Andrew Langer | July 20, 2013

As the President scrambles to delay implementation of Obamacare, while at the same time trying to prevent Republicans from legislating his executive branch goals, opponents of Obamacare are missing a key point: it’s not that Obamacare leads to socialism, it’s that it is, fundamentally, a scam!

9 to 5 | July 20, 2013

Detroit is going bankrupt. . . It’s about time. The Heritage Foundation weighs in on why the city has been due a bankruptcy for quite some time.

Fri, Jul 19, 2013

Rich Galen | July 19, 2013

The City of Detroit filed for bankruptcy yesterday afternoon. It owes as much as $20 billion, and there is no conceivable way that debt will ever be paid.

Ken Blackwell | July 19, 2013

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is commanding big speaking fees. She regularly gets $200,000 for unburdening her mind on important topics of the day.

Todd Starnes | July 19, 2013

It's something of a social networking mystery.

Michelle Malkin | July 19, 2013

Yes, there's a war on women in America. But it's not the phony "war" that tampon-hurling feminists are always shrieking about -- as they did last week in Texas to protest tougher regulations on dangerous late-term abortion clinics.

Mark Davis | July 19, 2013

It’s hard to describe the days following last weekend’s Zimmerman verdict as educational, but we have surely learned some things.

Brent Bozell | July 19, 2013

The dwindling number of people still reading Rolling Stone knows that just as MTV no longer is a music station, this is not just a music magazine. Nevertheless, the magazine's covers are almost always rock and pop stars, and sometimes movie and TV actors.

Michael Barone | July 19, 2013

Surely a better system is possible.

Jonah Goldberg | July 19, 2013

Sharpton is even hailed as an expert on racial tensions, which in a funny way is true. The establishment he constantly seeks to "speak truth" to has enabled him in every conceivable way.

David Limbaugh | July 19, 2013

Call us extreme for trying to stop the true extremists. Proudly guilty as charged.

David Limbaugh | July 19, 2013

If there is any authenticity in Obama's claims to seek racial harmony in America, now is the time for him to make a 180-degree turn and use his bully pulpit to promote racial harmony.

Mona Charen | July 19, 2013

Eric Holder dismissed America as a "nation of cowards" because we wouldn't have a "national conversation" about race. It's a slander wrapped in a farce. We talk of race unremittingly. That's the farce.

Suzanne Fields | July 19, 2013

Edward Snowden applied for temporary asylum in Russia, and Vladimir Putin wants it to be very temporary. The Russian president might send him Dr. Seuss as a bedtime story. The appropriate tale is "Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!"

Diana West | July 19, 2013

Watching the Justice Department under President Obama transform into a dirty weapon of political manipulation to divide Americans into warring camps of class and race is enough to make a citizen feel helpless.

Linda Chavez | July 19, 2013

In speaking to the NAACP last week in the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin, Attorney General Eric Holder performed a serious disservice to his audience and to his office.

Humberto Fontova | July 19, 2013

A North Korean ship trying to sneak missiles through the Panama Canal after leaving Havana was seized by Panamanian authorities this week. Somebody tipped off the Panamanians that the vessel was carrying illegal drugs.

Donald Lambro | July 19, 2013

While just about every poll in the country is telling the administration that Americans care more about finding a job and getting the weak economy back on track, President Obama is out promoting his signature social welfare law: the government's de facto takeover of the nation's health care.

Donald Lambro | July 19, 2013

WASHINGTON -- The White House and its liberal allies in the news media have launched an all-out campaign to peddle Obamacare to an understandably doubting public.

Charlotte Hays | July 19, 2013

Summers would be as alien as Samarkan to today's high-school and college-aged young people. And summer—like everything else in our increasingly class-conscious society—has become two-tiered.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 19, 2013

There’s a certain amount of insanity in Ben Bernanke’s calm. Brent Littlefield, political consultant extraordinaire, also joined the program to discuss the GOP’s response to the delayed Obamacare Employer Mandate.

Night Watch | July 19, 2013

A two-man team of North Korean diplomats arrived in Panama to explain about and participate in the inspection of the detained cargo ship. However, the Panamanian presidency declared invalid a document issued by the Foreign Ministry that would have granted them access to the ship.

Bill Tatro | July 19, 2013

And when it comes to texting, proper grammar surely isn’t used because that would be entirely inefficient. Accordingly, instead of the word “you,” it’s just the letter “u.” As an alternative for the contraction “you’re,” it’s simply the letters “ur.” Nevertheless, it’s very important to remember that “fired” is still spelled “fired.”

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 19, 2013

I want government to successfully and rationally fight crime and stop terrorism. That’s a perfectly appropriate libertarian sentiment since protecting life, liberty, and property are among the few legitimate roles for government.

Charles Payne | July 19, 2013

Theories are tough to prove and disprove because there's always mitigating circumstance and embedded prejudice (I have a book at home with 300 pages of theories each with three or more). A great example of just how difficult it is to sway opinions steeped in theory is the latest fact about the T-Rex dinosaur. Turns out it was carnivorous!

Mike Shedlock | July 19, 2013

The Detroit bankruptcy is a good thing, and it will be even better when numerous other cities, bankrupted by public union greed, do exactly the same thing.

Thu, Jul 18, 2013

Cliff May | July 18, 2013

How refreshing was it to hear Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old Pakistani girl, speaking from a U.N. podium last week, unequivocally and forthrightly denouncing the Taliban as terrorist and, for good measure, calling into question the courage and intelligence of its members?

Christopher Prandoni | July 18, 2013

During President Obama’s Climate Speech at Georgetown University, the leader of the executive branch warned opponents of his just announced EPA regulations that “sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it's not going to protect you from the coming storm" and that “we don't have time for a meeting of the flat-Earth society."

Todd Starnes | July 18, 2013

A Texas grandmother was terrified after Trayvon Martin supporters surrounded her SUV, hit her in the head and tried to prevent her from taking her sick grandchild to the hospital.

Paul Greenberg | July 18, 2013

If the Republican minority in the Senate wouldn't go along with a slate of nominees to high federal office that the president wanted confirmed, well, Czar Harry would just do away with the whole institution of the filibuster in this instance. And maybe any others in the future.

Hugh Hewitt | July 18, 2013

Rarely do I devote an entire, three-hour radio show to one guest.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | July 18, 2013

Currently 20 of the 100 U.S. senators are women, as are 78 of the 435 representatives, for a grand total of 18 percent of congressional seats. In contrast, according to exit polls, women made up 53 percent of the voters in the 2012 presidential election.

Victor Davis Hanson | July 18, 2013

Is Mexico a model of immigration tolerance? Far from it.

Larry Elder | July 18, 2013

At what point does the continuous growth and intrusiveness of government make people wake up?

John Ransom | July 18, 2013

For liberals who have suffered for too long from Great Society and New Deal envy, Obamacare is their generation’s artistic representation of the modern state’s proper relationship to society and in society. One day we should have Nancy Pelosi read it in public so people can know what's in it.

Michael Reagan | July 18, 2013

In a better world we should never have been subjected to the Zimmerman trial.

Cal Thomas | July 18, 2013

While American cable TV news engaged in saturation coverage of the closing arguments and verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, the BBC and Sky News carried an inspiring speech by Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head last October by the Taliban for advocating the education of girls.

Debra J. Saunders | July 18, 2013

Hunger strikes aren't really hunger strikes anymore. "Hunger strikes are a long known form of non-violent protest aimed at bringing attention to a cause, rather than an attempt of suicide," Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., explained in a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

Matt Towery | July 18, 2013

I think by now we have all had it with the endless rounds of opinion about the George Zimmerman case.

Emmett Tyrrell | July 18, 2013

The other day another pundit came to my side. I have been watching this steady trickle of sages joining the cause ever since the spring of 2012 when I pronounced, at book-length complete with footnotes, "The Death of Liberalism."

Steve Chapman | July 18, 2013

On Nov. 3, 1979, as members of the Communist Workers Party chanted and sang at a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, N.C., a group of white men drove up, got out of their cars and began firing at the demonstrators. Five protesters were killed.

Marybeth Hicks | July 18, 2013

The Trayvon Martin case, as it has come to be known, has revealed a disconcerting level of ignorance on the part of American citizens about how our courts of justice work.

Jerry Newcombe | July 18, 2013

There is a strong link between faith, the Christian faith in particular (in all of its various stripes), and doing good---including feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and providing shelter.

Ralph Benko | July 18, 2013

Such a remarkable critique emanating from the most venerable of the world’s central banks — no torch-and-pitchfork bearing mob — does not imply an indictment of Bernanke. Rather it implies an indictment of the Federal Reserve’s vague governing protocols.

Bob Beauprez | July 18, 2013

One might expect Barack Obama's chief economist to put a happy face on the state of the economy as he did from the White House lawn.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 18, 2013

The Fed Chairman didn’t really say anything surprising yesterday. But he seemed willing to continue feeding the market their fix of easy money. John was also joined by Joe Antos, with the American Enterprise Institute, to discuss Obamacare’s profound impact on small and mid-sized businesses.

Night Watch | July 18, 2013

North Korea and Cuba have had a longstanding and somewhat mysterious relationship since the time of Kim Il-sung. Almost every North Korean Chief of the General Staff visits Cuba. Rumors of North Korean combat forces deployed on Cuba have punctuated reporting on the relationship for decades, but have proven unfounded.

Bill Tatro | July 18, 2013

How many people remember the number of Russian soldiers that were killed in the nine-year Soviet war in Afghanistan? If the Russian people had a choice at that time, I’m quite sure they wouldn’t have thought the “zero option” was so far-fetched.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 18, 2013

Our task today will be to select the worst example of the regulatory state running amok.

Charles Payne | July 18, 2013

The market could be in for some sideways sledding after a rather remarkable pop from what was the cusp of a big correction. Volume is drying up and even good earnings reports aren't moving the needle.

Mike Shedlock | July 18, 2013

For starters there is no recovery. Secondly, there is every reason for eurozone exports to slump; there is no reason to believe hiring will pick up, and no reason for imports or internal demand to pick up in the absence of hiring.

Roger Schlesinger | July 18, 2013

People believe that I find the 30 year fixed loan to be the devil's work and not fit for humans to consider as a financial vehicle. Nothing is farther from the truth, HOWEVER, there are only 3 situations that I think make sense as a loan:

Wed, Jul 17, 2013

Ann Coulter | July 17, 2013

Black liberals keep bemoaning the danger to their own teenage sons after the "not guilty" verdict in George Zimmerman's murder trial.

Kellie Fiedorek | July 17, 2013

Many in the media are suggesting that the “battle over same-sex marriage” is over. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Laura Hollis | July 17, 2013

There is a lot being written about the Zimmerman trial. And the verdict. And the aftermath. So here is my brief take on it.

Rich Galen | July 17, 2013

Maybe we need a unanimous consent agreement for a Senatorial time-out.

Michelle Malkin | July 17, 2013

Welcome to the Obama administration's cringe-inducing non sequitur of the week. On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder continued stoking the fires of racial resentment over a Florida jury's acquittal of George Zimmerman. In an address to NAACP leaders, who are demanding federal intervention, Holder attacked Stand Your Ground self-defense laws.

John Stossel | July 17, 2013

When I started consumer reporting, I believed that only legal rules could protect us. But it's not true. The rules just give us a false sense of security.

Walter E. Williams | July 17, 2013

What Egyptian citizens must recognize is that political liberty thrives best where there's a large measure of economic liberty.

Brent Bozell | July 17, 2013

The central criticism of the George Zimmerman trial is that there was one. It was simply impossible to convict him of anything beyond a reasonable doubt.

Jonah Goldberg | July 17, 2013

Rand Paul is the most interesting contender for the Republican nomination. And when I say interesting, I mean that in the broadest sense.

John Ransom | July 17, 2013

Central banks finally realize, like the rest of us have, that there is no way one can work with Barack Obama. Imagine that: Obama's "the problem." Glad they figured that out.

Bob Barr | July 17, 2013

They’re at it again. The U.S. Department of Justice is getting set to meddle in a local criminal matter.

Ben Shapiro | July 17, 2013

The left is committed to changing America in basic ways. But in order to create enough support for changing the greatest and most tolerant nation ever to grace the planet, the left must portray America as an evil, nasty place.

Terry Jeffrey | July 17, 2013

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., both said the immigration bill they helped push through the Senate was designed to "bring people out of the shadows."

Austin Bay | July 17, 2013

Edward Snowden's theatrical exposure of the National Security Agency's PRISM surveillance and data-mining program has understandably dominated recent public discussion of cyberspying, cyberwarfare and the murky, dirty business of espionage.

Donald Lambro | July 17, 2013

This week the Senate came together in a compromise that avoided the nuclear trigger. No one got everything they wanted, but everyone lived to fight another day.

Jacob Sullum | July 17, 2013

Although Obama wants us to respect the jury's verdict, that does not necessarily mean he will...

Matt Mackowiak | July 17, 2013

Anyone in office 14 years will have good and bad in their record. Unquestionably, Gov. Perry is viewed in partisan terms in Texas. From my perspective, his legacy is bifurcated.

Tom Purcell | July 17, 2013

Even on the hottest nights of the summer, my father knew how to make our house ice cold.

Stephen DeMaura | July 17, 2013

Our country should not be financing a race to the bottom, where corporations are competing in an international subsidy bidding war that leaves our employers at a disadvantage.

Ken Connor | July 17, 2013

The controversy surrounding the Zimmerman trial and the outrage at the verdict shows how courts of law differ from the court of public opinion.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | July 17, 2013

By starting in your 20s, you give yourself a huge advantage; in fact, if you continue to save just 10 percent of your salary each year, you should be in pretty good shape come retirement time.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 17, 2013

Really, why would anyone want a job nowadays? John talks about America’s leftward march toward government dependency, while communist countries continue to adopt more liberal economic policies. Juan Carlos Hidalgo (the most interesting man in the world?) from Cato joined the program to talk about Cuba’s reluctant acceptance of free-market reforms.

Roger Schlesinger | July 17, 2013

This world is getting strange and crazier than even I could ever imagine and unless we have all moved to the Land of Oz, somethings on earth - more specific in the United States - has to change, now! The following is my short list of needed measures. . . Emphasizing the word short.

Night Watch | July 17, 2013

According to Syria media, and reported by Xinhua, the Syrian armed forces discovered a factory for manufacturing and storing toxic chemical weapons inside a "terrorists'" hideout near Damascus.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 17, 2013

I sometimes make fun of Republicans for being the “Stupid Party,” but I get genuinely agitated when they’re the “Statist Party.” You can forgive someone for not being intelligent, after all, but it’s much harder to look the other way when they deliberately and knowingly do the wrong thing.

Charles Payne | July 17, 2013

The greatest economy to ever grace the face of the planet has been reduced to getting by on the same kind of moxie as that Little Engine That Could, and that’s a compliment because business could throw in the towel. Instead American businesses, big but especially small, continue to reflect optimism.

Mike Shedlock | July 17, 2013

It's important to remember that even if CDU/CSU gathers the highest total of votes (which it most assuredly will do), it's coalitions that matter, not individuals.

Michael Schaus | July 17, 2013

Sure, the fact that our government collects electronic information on its citizens (while simultaneously “misplacing” millions of taxpayer’s personal information) might be creepy. . . But it’s just the beginning. Obamacare's data collection efforts will make the NSA's attempt look like Google AdSense software.

Crista Huff | July 17, 2013

Four senior Chinese executives have been arrested in a criminal investigation against healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline, after Glaxo allegedly used extensive bribery to increase sales.

Gina Loudon | July 17, 2013

Taxpayer funded Pennsylvania University Professor says Zimmerman trial was a “White Racist” act of God. "I think he’s a white racist god with a problem. More importantly, he is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.”

Tue, Jul 16, 2013

Todd Starnes | July 16, 2013

Churches across Alabama are known for their clever and sometimes humorous signs promoting the Sunday sermon –but not many people are laughing at the sign outside the New Era Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.

Rachel Marsden | July 16, 2013

Snowden is way out of his depth in this house of mirrors, and increasingly he has something in common with Putin's usual summer wardrobe: They're both at risk of getting doffed.

Michael Brown | July 16, 2013

The “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin has revealed gaping holes and massive fissures in our nation, much to the shock of many.

Thomas Sowell | July 16, 2013

There are no winners in the trial of George Zimmerman. The only question is whether the damage that has been done has been transient or irreparable.

Chuck Norris | July 16, 2013

If only every 16-year-old had the courage and grit of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last year for advocating girls' and women's education.

Michael Barone | July 16, 2013

Military intervention can be costly. But so can withdrawing and leading, hesitantly, from behind.

Mona Charen | July 16, 2013

The Internet serves more to inflame than to inform. Rumor is in the saddle and it rides America.

John Ransom | July 16, 2013

Central Bankers around the world are trying their best to pull the strings of an economic recovery. Does it worry anyone else that the Federal Reserve is working on the same theory as the Bank of China? Also, John Andrews joined the program to discuss the upcoming Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado.

Cal Thomas | July 16, 2013

We are so programmed by our history with race in America that reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman on charges of murdering Trayvon Martin depends largely upon one's individual, even group experience.

Dennis Prager | July 16, 2013

The greatest hope most Americans -- including Republicans -- had when Barack Obama was elected president was that the election of a black person as the country's president would reduce, if not come close to eliminating, the racial tensions that have plagued America for generations.

Pat Buchanan | July 16, 2013

End this persecution of George Zimmerman, Mr. President. Shut it down.

Anne Bradley | July 16, 2013

Caring for the poor and downtrodden is central to most major religious faiths. For Christians, it is clear that Jesus was deeply concerned for the poor in his personal ministry on earth and in calling his followers to follow his example.

Debra J. Saunders | July 16, 2013

George Zimmerman exhibited the good sense not to flash a triumphant high-five after a jury found him not guilty of second-degree murder or manslaughter in the 2012 shooting death of an unarmed 17-year-old named Trayvon Martin.

Phyllis Schlafly | July 16, 2013

The new education standards called Common Core won't make U.S. kids any smarter. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute studied them and concluded that they are inferior to existing standards in 12 states, superior in only 16 states and the standards of 22 states are too close to call.

Bill Murchison | July 16, 2013

Among the A-No. 1 reasons for growing indifference to the terms of marriage and family life is ... I guess we could look at a lengthy story this week from The New York Times.

Kyle Olson | July 16, 2013

You’ve got to hand it to the teachers unions. They will embrace any topic to try to distract the public from the miserable condition of the government education system.

Rebecca Hagelin | July 16, 2013

Have you ever been around a woman whose calm wisdom and gentle confidence uplifts everyone around her? A woman who confronts the toughest parenting challenges with practicality, patience, and peace?

Phil Kerpen | July 16, 2013

Reid is willing to gut the filibuster at the behest of union bosses who want to keep the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) stacked with corrupt union lawyers who will continue to rig the rules to make it easier to force workers into unions.

Robert Knight | July 16, 2013

n the latest court ruling upholding Obamacare, a three-judge federal panel in Richmond, Virginia, rejected Liberty University’s challenge to provide health insurance to both the individual mandate and the employer mandate.

Tom Purcell | July 16, 2013

Back in 2011, President Obama issued an executive order to root out security violators within the federal government -- people like Edward Snowden, our most recent leaker of government secrets.

Mike Gallagher | July 16, 2013

To those who would say that the Zimmerman case has been blown out of proportion, I say this: you are not paying attention.

Dave Ramsey | July 16, 2013

There should be no more private meetings with your father. If he wants to talk, make sure he understands it will be with your husband and mother present.

Crista Huff | July 16, 2013

Earnings per share are expected to rise 23% this year. The PE is 10.9. Share buybacks are expected to total $7.4 billion in 2014. The stock appears capable of breaking past long-term resistance at $52 in the near-term.

Night Watch | July 16, 2013

Pakistani Taliban claim they sent a delegation to Syria to set up a base and to assess "the needs of the jihad", a Taliban official told the press.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 16, 2013

The Obama Administration – despite its many flaws – is genuinely more market-oriented that its French counterpart. . . Or perhaps "less statist" would be a more accurate description.

Charles Payne | July 16, 2013

Scrutiny will be ratcheted higher this week. The Street is eager to reward bona-fide great news (which probably leaves out big money center banks and their convoluted earnings results).

Mon, Jul 15, 2013

Todd Starnes | July 15, 2013

Joe Carr believes a day is fast approaching when pastors will be charged with hate crimes for preaching that homosexuality is a sin and churches will face lawsuits for refusing to host same-sex weddings.

Andrew Langer | July 15, 2013

The axiom that nature abhors a vacuum applies well-beyond the physics of the universe. Economics is an organic sphere in its own right—where the tinkering of states can have severe consequences.

Tim Phillips | July 15, 2013

Despite a newsroom full of reporters, the New York Times is having a heck of a time finding a single flaw in the byzantine ObamaCare law, about which bad news seems to pour in by the hour.

Lisa De Pasquale | July 15, 2013

During a time when national security and the inner-workings of the government seem to be stranger than fiction, I’m not surprised that the thriller book genre is gaining popularity.

Jon Scruggs | July 15, 2013

Contrary to what you may have heard, the fight for marriage did not end on June 26 when the Supreme Court handed down its decisions in the Proposition 8 case, Hollingsworth v. Perry, and the Defense of Marriage Act case, United States v. Windsor.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | July 15, 2013

We all know the economy is struggling. But while many of us hear the rumors of sequestration and layoffs plow through our companies, the nation faces a greater problem in low income areas.

Rich Galen | July 15, 2013

In the end there were only six people on the planet who had a say in how the trial was going to come out: the jury.

Star Parker | July 15, 2013

Amid the dense fog and hot air blowing around the Republican Party, a new voice of clarity has emerged.

John Ransom | July 15, 2013

Economics- and liberty, which is really the same thing- have elbowed China aside and the once-soon-to-be-most-powerful country in the world is looking more like a wannabe economy to the great surprise of George Soros and Barack Obama.

Katie Kieffer | July 15, 2013

If you plan to mount a dummy on TV, it’s wise to not bring yourself down to the level of the dummy. But a wrestler did exactly that when he tried to defend Trayvon Martin by demonstrating a MMA (mixed martial arts) mount on HLN After Dark.

Terry Paulson | July 15, 2013

Special interest politics divide Americans and don't truly benefit those whom progressives promise to help.

Rachel Alexander | July 15, 2013

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano suddenly announced last week that she was resigning her position at the embattled agency in order to take a $750,000-a-year job as president of the University of California system. This will more than triple her salary, which was $200,000 at DHS.

Hector Barreto | July 15, 2013

For years now, immigration reform has been a polarizing topic. However, Washington, DC is one step closer to restoring America’s greatness after the Senate’s 68-32 successful vote on S. 744 “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013”.

Dan Holler | July 15, 2013

Reid’s use of the ‘nuclear option’ 649 days ago provides more clarity as to what exactly the ‘nuclear option’ is and why it is such a big deal.

Matt Barber | July 15, 2013

Recently, millions of Americans were shocked and saddened when the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) disgracefully bowed to left-wing political pressure and became something it had never before been: a hyper-politicized, aberrantly sexualized petri dish for social and sexual experimentation.

Political Calculations | July 15, 2013

The year-over-year growth rates of the value of trade between the U.S. and China indicates that China's economy has likely fallen back into recession, while the U.S. economy is growing, if sluggishly, through May 2013

Mike Shedlock | July 15, 2013

Spain's bad bank, Sareb, has plans to unload 45,000 distressed properties in five years, over 7,500 of them in 2013.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 15, 2013

Since it’s highly unlikely that more government is the solution to problems created by government in the first place, I think we’ll have great fun being able to highlight all the bad consequences of Obamacare.

Michael F. Cannon | July 15, 2013

Barack Obama used to oppose health care fraud—up until the moment that opposing fraud conflicted with his goal of preserving ObamaCare.

Tad DeHaven | July 15, 2013

Last year 175 Democrats and 104 Republicans teamed up to defeat an amendment introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) that would have finally put the EDA out of its misery.

Michael Tanner | July 15, 2013

The Obama administration and its various apologists in the media have long since elevated excuse making to something of an art form. This is, after all, an administration that once blamed high unemployment rates on ATM machines.

Sun, Jul 14, 2013

Jeff Jacoby | July 14, 2013

Do you give money to charity?

Derek Hunter | July 14, 2013

Can I just say something controversial that must be said? I don’t care about the George Zimmerman trial. I don’t, not even a little.

John Ransom | July 14, 2013

That, in short, is why your Volt sucks. And I when I say “your Volt,” I mean it in a very personal and real sense.

Austin Hill | July 14, 2013

You’ve probably heard about the airline crash reporting fiasco. Last Friday during a live midday newscast, KTVU TV in San Francisco reported as fact that the names of the pilots on board the Asiana airlines flight that recently crashed in that city were “Sum Ting Wong,” “Wi Tu Lo,” Ho Lee Fuk,” and “Bang Ding Ow.”

Doug Giles | July 14, 2013

If you’re in your late teens and you get shot after assaulting a neighborhood-watch supervisor, and you want someone else to get blamed for your behavior, here are thirteen tips to make you look like an “innocent child” that loves Skittles, doing math and riding horses versus a gangbanger-in-waiting.

Debra J. Saunders | July 14, 2013

Ever get the feeling that Washington sees every issue as a hockey puck in a rink with no nets? There's just a constant back-and-forth between two teams with big elbows and pointed fingers -- but no real resolution.

Bruce Bialosky | July 14, 2013

Egypt is on everyone’s mind as a democratically-elected government was overthrown by the Egyptian military.

Paul Greenberg | July 14, 2013

Riddle: When is a military coup not a military coup? Answer: When it suits this country's interests to call it something else.

Michael Youssef | July 14, 2013

That’s a lofty title, but bear with me. I know the country—not just through being Egyptian, but through empirical and academic knowledge as well.

Madeleine McAulay | July 14, 2013

Disclaimer: I've been dreading writing this article for months. Last year North Carolina passed a constitutional amendment stating that marriage is only between one man and one woman. I not only supported this amendment - I campaigned for it.

Marita Noon | July 14, 2013

President Obama intends to “invest in the clean-energy companies”—despite the exorbitant financial cost of the projects and economic damages they will cause the public.

Mark Baisley | July 14, 2013

State legislators are being successfully recalled by their constituent voters. Citizens and parents are regaining control of their local school boards. And a large gathering of contiguous counties of Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas are exploring the idea of forming a 51st state.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 14, 2013

Given my fervent (and sometimes risky) support of tax competition, financial privacy, and fiscal sovereignty, regular readers won’t be surprised to learn that I jumped at the opportunity to be in Costco's monthly magazine.

Mike Shedlock | July 14, 2013

Expect Republican hypocrites to howl about the job losses while being totally unconcerned about any other cuts that might also cause job losses.

Political Calculations | July 14, 2013

In June 2013, there were 20 public U.S. companies that announced that they would cut their dividend payments going forward. Unfortunately, that's double the level that indicates that the U.S. economy is experiencing recessionary conditions.

Michael F. Cannon | July 14, 2013

The administration could find now that its employer-mandate delay has the opposite of the desired effect.

Paul Jacob | July 14, 2013

Deep in the heart of the nation's capital, politicians work mightily against the working poor. In the name of the poor, of course.