Sun, Aug 18, 2013

Debra J. Saunders | August 18, 2013

"Washington is an island surrounded by reality," Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, likes to say.

Sat, Aug 17, 2013

John C. Goodman | August 17, 2013

Ask almost any employer and there won't be much doubt: the Affordable Care Act is likely to raise the cost of labor, discourage hiring and have a negative effect on the economy. Some economists are pushing back, however.

John Ransom | August 17, 2013

Look, I don’t think all progressives are hypocrites. Only some of them are. But when progressive policies work out hypocritically in practice, the difference between being dumb and being a hypocrite becomes only a theoretical reality.

Ed Feulner | August 17, 2013

Unfortunately, as the size and scope of government have grown, it has become next to impossible for ordinary, law-abiding citizens to carry on their lives and businesses without violating some obscure law and quite possibly going to jail for their “crime.”

Rich Tucker | August 17, 2013

We should all hope Detroit can survive. If it doesn't, get set to draw that graph of human progress again, this time with a line going back down.

Phil Kerpen | August 17, 2013

On May 11, 2013, Indian President Pranab Mukherhee said "The future prosperity of India in the new knowledge economy will increasingly depend on its ability to generate new ideas, processes and solutions." He was right not just about India, but indeed about the whole world; we need strong incentives to innovate, invent, and create - and that must include meaningful legal protections for the products of invention and creation.

Jack Kerwick | August 17, 2013

George W. Bush left the White House with an approval rating hovering around 30%. Courtesy of his tenure, and his second term specifically, by 2008 large numbers of conservatives ceased to identify themselves as “Republican,” such was their shame.

Ransom Notes Radio | August 17, 2013

Yep. . . Obamacare’s repeal would directly impact you. Of course, so would its implementation. Also, Elizabeth Zero joined the program to discuss her new book.

Douglas MacKinnon | August 17, 2013

Much of the liberal mainstream media is now in a complete meltdown because a rodeo clown wore a mask of President Obama and “disrespected” him during a show at the Missouri State Fair. Try as I might, there is no way to exaggerate how unhinged much of the media – and all the Democrat politicians in the area – have become over this one incident.

Crista Huff | August 17, 2013

Nordstrom’s second quarter results beat estimates with strong eCommerce sales, sluggish retail revenues, lower operating expenses and tight inventory control.

Larry Kudlow | August 17, 2013

Why? He’s creating a post-war fairy tale.

Night Watch | August 17, 2013

The Brothers have no coherent strategy for attacks, but they remain determined to cause destruction.

Bill Tatro | August 17, 2013

The familiar expression of “the fox guarding the henhouse” could very well be the title of an historic Grimm Brothers fairytale — or not. But the apparent selection of the new Federal Reserve Chairman seems to be bringing the tale to life.

Fritz Pfister | August 17, 2013

Please allow me to share a little secret with the Harvard eggheads, ruling elite, and otherwise unfamiliar with the real world White House policy makers; the economy can’t recover until housing recovers, and neither can recover until the job market recovers.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 17, 2013

I’m a policy wonk, so the type of quandary that catches my attention is when the Obama Administration delays big parts of Obamacare (hooray!), but does so by cavalierly deciding to disregard the law (boo!).

Charles Payne | August 17, 2013

Action speaks louder than words but more and more we are getting a dose of both. Both sides are resting up for what will be a serious donnybrook... or at least I hope so.

Mike Shedlock | August 17, 2013

And so it goes. Some industries hire temps, some increase hours (especially companies near 50 workers), and some reduce hours and hire more workers.

Jeff Crouere | August 17, 2013

It is sad day in America when a rodeo clown can no longer perform at a state fair. We are now living in a country that is suffocating from the deadly grip of political correctness.

Steve Deace | August 17, 2013

According to the Media Research Center several of your fellow Americans do, and they have no problem saying so on camera.

John Hawkins | August 17, 2013

"Seniors love getting junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they’re part of the real world."

Fri, Aug 16, 2013

Paul Greenberg | August 16, 2013

There are times when this administration's foreign policy brings to mind the weather here in Arkansas: If you don't like it, wait a minute. It'll change. See the president's latest decision about how to deal with Russia -- or rather how not to deal with Russia -- because he's just canceled a summit with its president/tsar.

Todd Starnes | August 16, 2013

Duck Dynasty star Jase Robertson was kicked out of New York City's Trump International Hotel after a staff member apparently thought he was homeless. Robertson laughed it off and said he was the victim of "facial profiling."

Rich Galen | August 16, 2013

President Barack Obama has cancelled joint military exercises with Egypt in the wake of a government crackdown on demonstrators demanding the return of deposed president Mohammad Morsi.

Charlotte Hays | August 16, 2013

A question has been haunting me since President Obama’s August 9, pre-Vineyard press conference: How does the press corps come up with all those stupid questions?

Michelle Malkin | August 16, 2013

Oh, what a tangled web libs weave when first they practice to aggrieve!

Michael Barone | August 16, 2013

Sometimes off-year elections turn out to have little precedental value. That seems to be the case this year.

Brent Bozell | August 16, 2013

Network morning "news" shows are aimed directly at women aged 25 to 54. ABC's "Good Morning America" is routinely winning the ratings race by skipping the boring "hard news" and focusing heavily on real-life soap operas, such as the Jodi Arias murder trial or the Ariel Castro kidnapping outrage.

Jonah Goldberg | August 16, 2013

Maybe everyone is misreading America's views on foreign policy?

David Limbaugh | August 16, 2013

What are establishment Republicans so afraid of? Why are they so convinced that if they stand up to Obama -- even on issues the public agrees with them on -- they will be spanked at the ballot box?

John Ransom | August 16, 2013

The number of real, full-time jobs being created still remains a dog. While layoffs are less common, the number of new jobs created has a lot in common with that little prize the neighbor’s dog left on your lawn-- both numerically and olfactorily

Pat Buchanan | August 16, 2013

"Sire, clear the square with gunfire or abdicate."

Suzanne Fields | August 16, 2013

At the town meetings now being called to order across the continent, congressmen are spending their recess getting an earful, peppered with pro and con about the bill presented by the Gang of Eight in the Senate and passed on to the House. The personal is everything.

Diana West | August 16, 2013

What did I do on my summer vacation? I stayed home. The family went to the country this week but not me. I stayed behind to deal with a white-hot controversy.

Humberto Fontova | August 16, 2013

Castro jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the Great Terror, murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler murdered Germans during his first six and came closest of anyone in history to starting a worldwide nuclear war.

Donald Lambro | August 16, 2013

Here in Washington, the 2014 election focus is on whether the Democrats can keep control of the Senate in such a gloomy economic climate. Right now, the race is a tossup, maybe with an edge to Republicans if Obama's job polls continue to fall and the economy shows little or no signs of improvement.

Charles Payne | August 16, 2013

I love America's winning spirit and relish the nouveau riche from the rapper, to the plastic surgeon, to the successful plumber, to the Wall Street executive.

Mike Shedlock | August 16, 2013

Inquiring minds are digging into average weekly hours of workers looking for Obamacare effects on which to place blame.

Ransom Notes Radio | August 16, 2013

Diana West, Author and Historian, joined the program to discuss the biggest lies that the ruling class have told the American People. Her new book, American Betrayal, is a fascinating look at the narrative some in DC have tried to cover up over the last century.

Jerry Bowyer | August 16, 2013

George Gilder made a name for himself with his instant classic Wealth and Poverty. Published in 1981, it appeared at precisely the right moment, explaining the principles of supply side economics, while revealing that the left didn’t have a monopoly on intellectuals.

Crista Huff | August 16, 2013

Wal-Mart missed analysts’ earnings projections for the fifth straight quarter, as payroll taxes and poor global economies impacted today’s second quarter earnings report.

Night Watch | August 16, 2013

According to the Minister of Interior, Mohammed Ibrahim, violence nationwide resulted in 43 policemen killed and 211 injured. He said that 21 police stations were attacked by Brotherhood members, including a police station attacked with rocket-propelled grenades.

Bill Tatro | August 16, 2013

Since the United States is currently ranked 24th in the world in mathematics, I thought it would be very important to dumb down the basic economic problems that our country is currently experiencing so that we may all have a much better grasp of the situation.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 16, 2013

The United States is suffering through the weakest economic expansion since the Great Depression, which is a damning indictment of Obamanomics.

Thu, Aug 15, 2013

Todd Starnes | August 15, 2013

A 19-year veteran of the Air Force said he was relieved of his duties after he disagreed with his openly gay commander when she wanted to severely punish an instructor who had expressed religious objections to homosexuality.

Cliff May | August 15, 2013

The Solider of Allah is speaking truth to power. Power doesn't want to hear it.

Chris Jankowski | August 15, 2013

While “A Tale of Two Cities” focused on London and Paris, if Charles Dickens were writing political novels in the present day, he might choose to examine Wisconsin and Minnesota as “A Tale of Two States.”

Hugh Hewitt | August 15, 2013

"America has no permanent friends or enemies," Henry Kissinger famously remarked, "only interests."

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | August 15, 2013

Reflecting on the memories shared and lives helped reminded me that, while my mom might be gone, she has left a legacy in the people she loved and the lives she changed. The best memorial to her might just be to encourage more and love more deeply.

Victor Davis Hanson | August 15, 2013

Even our best and brightest -- or rather our elites especially -- are not too familiar with history or geography.

Larry Elder | August 15, 2013

The headline at CNN Money was, "Why America's Youth Aren't Finding Jobs."

Jeff Jacoby | August 15, 2013

When the Pentagon insisted in March that the Fort Hood victims were not entitled to receive Purple Hearts, PC disingenuousness became something worse: a betrayal.

John Ransom | August 15, 2013

Global warmists are not fair-minded, objective persons. Instead, they are high-priests of expertism, technocrats with the power to legislate the cosmos; nerds with power.

Cal Thomas | August 15, 2013

In his new book The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, Mark R. Levin asserts the U.S. government isn't performing up to standards established by the Founders because, like a flooding river, politicians have breached their constitutional limits.

Debra J. Saunders | August 15, 2013

If House Republicans had somehow erased chunks of the Affordable Care Act -- the employer mandate, the ability to screen who gets subsidies and the annual cap on out-of-pocket costs for a year -- the Democrats would have blasted those moves as unconscionable acts of sabotage. But the GOP didn't sneak in those changes. President Barack Obama did.

Matt Towery | August 15, 2013

A saying that has haunted Republicans for decades appears to be one that will be repeated often in the next few years -- that being, "Republicans eat their young."

Paul Driessen | August 15, 2013

Tiny amounts of this miracle molecule make life on Earth possible

Steve Chapman | August 15, 2013

Police in Union City, Calif., used to have to investigate at least a dozen complaints a year from citizens claiming mistreatment by officers. Then the cops began wearing miniature video cameras that provide a record of their activities.

Emmett Tyrrell | August 15, 2013

It is called the Taranto Principle, having been named after he who coined the principle, the inimitable James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal.

Ransom Notes Radio | August 15, 2013

The New York Times finally got around to reporting that another key component of Obamacare has been delayed. Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow at Cato, joined the program to discuss the disaster that awaits America in 2014, and 2015.

Crista Huff | August 15, 2013

The U.S. attorney will announce charges of wire fraud, falsifying books and records, making false SEC filings, and conspiracy today against two former J.P. Morgan employees.

Night Watch | August 15, 2013

The pro-Mursi marchers were confronted by residents along the route who called them "terrorists." That's when the rock and bottle throwing began, leading to the police intervention.

Bill Tatro | August 15, 2013

Since I’ve grown older and more experienced, I’ve come to regard the NFL season as the true and more honest alternative to the Dow Jones, the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ.

Political Calculations | August 15, 2013

In June 2013, the year-over-year growth rate of the value of trade between China and the United States was such that both nations' economies could be considered to be in recession.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 15, 2013

My frustration is that politicians conveniently forget an elementary rule of taxation when the discussion shifts to taxes on productive activities such as work, saving, investment, and entrepreneurship.

Charles Payne | August 15, 2013

To starve or to delay, that is the question, and it's gnawing at Republicans seeking ways to derail full implementation of Obamacare which is on the eve of its next phase.

Mike Shedlock | August 15, 2013

From the record low in December 2012, 30-year fixed rate mortgages have risen 97 basis points to 4.39%. While still low historically, it's the direction of the trend that is important, not the absolute number.

Bill Gunderson | August 15, 2013

It seems that the vast majority of articles written about the market and stock these days are contrarian in nature. They are making the case for buying down and out stocks, mainly because they are cheap and out of favor.

Michael Schaus | August 15, 2013

Because that whole “separation of powers” concept was just a design flaw in our foundational document. . . Not the intent.

Jerry Newcombe | August 15, 2013

It's a good thing our current administration wasn't around in the 4th century when St. Basil of Caesarea invented what writer George Grant calls "the first non-ambulatory hospital" in history, i.e., a medical facility with beds.

Armstrong Williams | August 15, 2013

There is very little meaning in things simply given away. America’s public education system has become the quintessence of that idea -- a “free” system that produces unprepared and overly entitled youths ill-equipped to advance America's future.

Wed, Aug 14, 2013

Ann Coulter | August 14, 2013

Do liberals have any arguments for their idiotic ideas besides calling their opponents "racist"?

Michelle Malkin | August 14, 2013

Why is gun control the only policy we're allowed to discuss when horrific murders occur?

John Stossel | August 14, 2013

Women make only 77 cents per each dollar made by males. Outrageous! Sex discrimination! So say advocates of government-enforced "equality."

Walter E. Williams | August 14, 2013

Why is it that natural gas sells in the U.S. for $3.94 per 1,000 cubic feet and in Europe and Japan for $11.60 and $17, respectively? Why are there natural gas export restrictions? Just follow the money.

Brent Bozell | August 14, 2013

Only those happily trampling on the last vestiges of freedom will deny that our federal government as a constitutional republic has ceased to function.

Mike Adams | August 14, 2013

Gabriel Lugo is president of the faculty senate at UNC-Wilmington. He's generally a nice fellow with a good sense of humor. But, unfortunately, on August 9th, he sent out a wildly unprofessional memo to the entire university faculty.

John Ransom | August 14, 2013

Turns out that those guys could hang with Enron, Worldcom, Tyco International and a lot of the other “Big Boys” when it comes to accounting prowess. But they have an unfair advantage: They don't have to follow our laws.

Bob Barr | August 14, 2013

While many conservatives still may be wondering what went wrong with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, for most of us, the handwriting has been on the wall for some time. He is a liberal masquerading as a conservative.

Ben Shapiro | August 14, 2013

The head of one of the most prestigious state university systems in America should have one chief qualification: She should be ideologically inclined toward openness in education for the benefit of the students.

Terry Jeffrey | August 14, 2013

Obamacare attacks the liberty and financial viability of the traditional family, and nothing demonstrates this more clearly than the system of federal subsidies it puts in place starting next year.

Donald Lambro | August 14, 2013

President Obama has fled the White House for the peace and serenity of the beaches and golf links of Martha's Vineyard, leaving behind a mess of polls with failure written all over them.

Jacob Sullum | August 14, 2013

"Federal prosecutors cannot -- and should not -- bring every case or charge every defendant who stands accused of violating federal law," Eric Holder declared in a speech to the American Bar Association this week. As part of a "Smart on Crime" initiative, he said, U.S. attorneys will "develop specific, locally tailored guidelines -- consistent with our national priorities -- for determining when federal charges should be filed."

Ken Connor | August 14, 2013

Wendy Davis excels at keeping herself in the news...Now she's contemplating a run at the Governor's house.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | August 14, 2013

Whether you plan to collect benefits soon or are worried there won't be anything for you to collect by the time you reach retirement, take a look at these 10 common myths and misunderstandings about Social Security.

Ransom Notes Radio | August 14, 2013

With every passing year, more cities, states, and government entities come one step closer to being the next Detroit. Grover Norquist joined the program to discuss the connection between public pensions, and tax rates.

Crista Huff | August 14, 2013

Standard & Poor's Research says, "Favorable demographic trends, such as the aging of houses and low interest rates, should help support home remodeling efforts over the long term."

Ralph Benko | August 14, 2013

The GOP confronts what could be a crippling dilemma. If real it could prove fatal to its viability as a political party. Electoral victory requires both its libertarians and its social conservatives. And they are at odds.

Lincoln Brown | August 14, 2013

This is naturally of great concern to anyone who hates hunting, camping, ATVs, OHV roads, oil and gas development, legitimate elections, and anything that does not come from the Whole Earth Catalog, or the mind of Wavy Gravy. (Kids, ask your grandparents about him.) 12:01 AM

Night Watch | August 14, 2013

On Sunday, The Japanese Coast Guard detected three Chinese coast guard ships sailing around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea just outside Japan's territorial waters. Japanese press reported that was the 26th straight day of such Chinese patrols.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 14, 2013

It’s probably not an exaggeration to say that the United States has the world’s worst corporate tax system.

Mike Shedlock | August 14, 2013

The Census Bureau reports retail sales rose for a fourth consecutive month, up 0.2% in July. Retail sales missed economist expectations of a 0.3% rise, but June month was revised up.

Michael Schaus | August 14, 2013

Remember that Organizing For America event, aimed at promoting the President’s signature piece of Legislation? Remember how only one person showed up? Well, one of the constants in life is that things can always get worse...

Tue, Aug 13, 2013

Paul Greenberg | August 13, 2013

His obituary would be headed Chris Battle, 1968-2013. He'd been a young editorial writer here at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette years ago, and was still young (to some of us) when he died.

Rachel Marsden | August 13, 2013

There's a grade-school-level international game being played.

Rich Galen | August 13, 2013

A hundred years ago, when I was the news director at WMOA Radio in Marietta, Ohio, I read that there was an editor -- probably in New York -- who marked up copy with the letters M.E.G.O.

Thomas Sowell | August 13, 2013

Two recent events -- one on the east coast and one on the west coast -- raise painful questions about whether we are really serious when we say that we want better education for minority children.

Scottie Hughes | August 13, 2013

Should I vote with my heart or my brain? It’s a question most Libertarians will ask themselves when they step into the ballot box in 2014 and 2016.

Chuck Norris | August 13, 2013

Well, it's that traditional time of the year again when the president goes on vacation and the conservative world ridicules him for taking time off with his family because of the disarray of our country or the enormousness of expenditures in his doing so. But is there really nothing redeemable or commendable in a father and husband's spending extended time with his family away from home and office, even when it's the Oval Office?

John Hawkins | August 13, 2013

When America was a racist country, Democrats were primarily the ones engaged in racism.

Michael Barone | August 13, 2013

In the Industrial Midwest, the city government of Detroit went into bankruptcy in July. Out in California, the city governments of Stockton and San Bernardino entered bankruptcy proceedings in 2012.

David Limbaugh | August 13, 2013

In his new book, "The Liberty Amendments," my friend Mark Levin is offering a bold plan for the re-establishment of America's founding principles and a restoration of constitutional republicanism through a series of amendments to the Constitution.

John Ransom | August 13, 2013

There they go again: while admitting to their lie about first quarter GDP, government economists are finding new ways to lie about second quarter GDP.

Neil McCabe | August 13, 2013

After five years of economic malaise, the President should reach out to conservatives to fashion policies that free up our markets.

Cal Thomas | August 13, 2013

Endless speeches by the President are not a policy.

Dennis Prager | August 13, 2013

The online magazine Slate announced last week that it will never again refer to the Washington's National Football League team, the Redskins, by its name.

Pat Buchanan | August 13, 2013

The culture war has gone global. And the divisions are not only between, but within nations.

Debra J. Saunders | August 13, 2013

It's big news that the administration finally is saying that it won't prosecute cases it never should have touched to begin with.

Phyllis Schlafly | August 13, 2013

At last Republicans can read a coherent explanation of why they didn't win in 2012, despite high unemployment and a dismal economy, the unpopularity of Obamacare and many scandals, such as Fast and Furious.

Bill Murchison | August 13, 2013

Donna Brazile, the Democrats' all-purpose spokeswoman for civil rights, was at it again the other day, flaying "Republicans" for conspiring to suppress the voting rights of black and minorities.

Rebecca Hagelin | August 13, 2013

Welcome to the “hook-up culture.” Free and easy sex—with no emotional ties—is the supposedly sophisticated choice on campus these days.

Robert Knight | August 13, 2013

Ever feel like an “outsider?” If you have, then you have license to stamp out any public activity that you find religiously offensive.

Armstrong Williams | August 13, 2013

Al Qaeda is on the move again. Rather than deny and obfuscate, the President needs to come clean to the American people about the threat. He then must make it a point to stop making false promises and start using smart power.

Crystal Wright | August 13, 2013

Personal responsibility is for whites only, according to black apologists like MSNBC’s Toure Neblett, Oprah, Russell Simmons, and the mainstream media. In the wake of the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict in the death of Trayvon Martin, this low expectation message is pushed relentlessly--that all men (except blacks) are created equal with certain unalienable rights among them “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Ransom Notes Radio | August 13, 2013

Just like the rest of the mainstream media, business news networks are losing viewers left and right. (Well. . . Mostly right.) Jerry Bowyer, with Forbes, joined the program to weigh in on the Media, the Arab spring, and what’s right with Ransom.

Crista Huff | August 13, 2013

Shares in J.C. Penney Company are hitting ten-year lows as hedge fund manager and Board member Bill Ackman urges the company to replace its Chairman, amid revolving-door changes in the CEO position.

Roger Schlesinger | August 13, 2013

Obviously one loan stands out alone as the one most people would choose if they could. There are many reasons to make borrowers shy away from the obvious best loan, but if they concentrate on two facts they may have the will power to go forward.

Fritz Pfister | August 13, 2013

While closing twenty-one U.S embassies (effectively placing shiny objects to distract the media from the NSA, IRS, & Benghazi scandals), Obama found time, while golfing for seven hours, to prepare his Fannie and Freddie speech in Arizona on August 6.

Bill Tatro | August 13, 2013

During the 1920s, the bankers found that their customer’s deposits were a playground for themselves — and it’s no different today. Prior to the advent of securitization and derivatives, the stock market, in conjunction with margin leverage, was essentially the only avenue which could be taken advantage of.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 13, 2013

Why does the Tea Party attract such vitriolic opposition? The answer is simple: People in Washington don’t like the Tea Party because this citizen uprising is making it difficult to engage in business-as-usual shenanigans.

Mike Shedlock | August 13, 2013

Michael Pettis at China Financial Markets quantifies various growth and investment scenarios. Pettis maintains 6% or higher growth is not plausible and that even 3-4% growth may be optimistic.

Michael Schaus | August 13, 2013

Someone should buy Mayor Bloomberg a copy of the first Ten Amendments to the US Constitution, because he’s clearly a little fuzzy on some of the details. He's outraged that a Federal Judge shot down his "Stop and Frisk" policy. After all, the Federal government has been doing it to businesses for much of the last decade.

Dave Ramsey | August 13, 2013

My advice is to make sure you’re debt-free and you have three to six months of expenses set aside in an emergency fund. Once you’ve taken care of those issues, you can pile up a bunch of cash in a money market account toward the purchase of a home.

Mon, Aug 12, 2013

Byron York | August 12, 2013

The move to defund Obamacare has been slow to gather support in the Senate. Really slow.

Paul Greenberg | August 12, 2013

The news out of Russia never seems to be new. The names change, not the essence. Nor does the reaction of Russia-watchers: a deep, hopeless, wordless sigh. As if to say: What's to be said? Ah, Russia!

Todd Starnes | August 12, 2013

Incoming freshmen at the College of Charleston are being encouraged to discover their ‘erotic truth’ by reading a comic book memoir about a woman coming to terms with her sexual identity and her closeted gay father who had a relationship with an underage male babysitter.

Star Parker | August 12, 2013

Vitriol has gone beyond partisan give-and-take in the nation's politics. It is now seeping into and poisoning the ranks of the Republican Party.

John Ransom | August 12, 2013

Just call the City of Chicago another one of the “known associates,” like Rod Blagojevich, Antoin Rezko and Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who ultimately got burned by their association with Obama, who has conveniently forgotten the many places from which he came.

Katie Kieffer | August 12, 2013

Not everyone in America is ready for Hillary. Some Americans are ready for a return to freedom, integrity and the Constitution.

Terry Paulson | August 12, 2013

I couldn't help but wonder what might have been on the page our Founding Fathers would have crafted to guide them through the decisions they made in those early years. Here's my guess on what might have been on their page:

Rachel Alexander | August 12, 2013

Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, sent shockwaves throughout the media and both political parties last week by threatening to pull the rights of NBC and CNN to broadcast the 2016 Republican presidential primary debates.

Matt Barber | August 12, 2013

I love the Old Testament account of Queen Esther, a beautiful young Jewish woman who put her life on the line to serve God and save her people.

Michael Brown | August 12, 2013

Professor Richard Dawkins, known as the world’s most famous atheist, has risen to rock star status for his attacks on God and religion, in particular, his attacks on the God of the Bible. But when he recently criticized Muslims, he was in for a surprise.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 12, 2013

It’s not just foreign governments that are irked by the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. The law is so bad that it is causing a big uptick in the number of Americans who are giving up their citizenship.

Mike Shedlock | August 12, 2013

Michael Pettis at China Financial Markets quantifies various growth and investment scenarios. Pettis maintains 6% or higher growth is not plausible and that even 3-4% growth may be optimistic.

Political Calculations | August 12, 2013

While media reports have indicated that the trend is improving, that assessment is based on a four week moving average, which really capturing the data becoming less volatile. While that is an improvement, it hasn't affected the overall trend, which is largely just moving sideways.

Michael Schaus | August 12, 2013

“We’ve got these reckless, across-the-board budget cuts called the sequester that are hitting a lot of folks hard,” Obama said to a group of Veterans. One can only assume these are the same “across the board” and “reckless” cuts that he proposed as part of the 2011 Budget Control Act.

Roger Schlesinger | August 12, 2013

While waking my dogs for their morning ride in my golf cart I got to 'thinking of what's going on in this country and all I could think of was What Happened? And when did it happen?

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | August 12, 2013

From phishing in order to steal personal information to offers of too-good-to-be-true investment opportunities, Internet users of all ages need to be aware of how to protect themselves.

Sun, Aug 11, 2013

Jeff Jacoby | August 11, 2013

There is no connection, of course, between the prosecution of notorious gangster James "Whitey" Bulger and the recent spate of scandals and revelations roiling the Obama administration. Or is there?

Michael Schaus | August 11, 2013

Holding a press conference right before his luxurious vacation in Martha’s Vineyard (which I hear is fantastic this time of year) the President said that “the one unifying principle the Republican Party has, is making sure that 30 million people don’t have health-care.” Strange comment, given his record.

Derek Hunter | August 11, 2013

A lot has changed in the 12 years since I graduated college.

David Stokes | August 11, 2013

I am aware that most American conservatives find little in the political ideas by Theodore Roosevelt worth salvaging, much less translating into present day policy. But he nailed it...with something he said about “child free living.”

Austin Hill | August 11, 2013

The day started with an American CEO ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ in New York. And it ended with that same CEO announcing plans to cut his company’s American workforce.

Doug Giles | August 11, 2013

The Gulfport, Florida Police released a video a couple of weeks ago from a school bus surveillance camera that shows three, weed-dealing black teenaged thugs beating the shitake out of one, thirteen-year-old white kid.

Debra J. Saunders | August 11, 2013

Eric Holder, America's first African-American attorney general, and his boss, Barack Obama, the first black president, haven't been shy about pointing out racial disparities in the criminal justice system.

Bruce Bialosky | August 11, 2013

The monolith of Washington, DC, is swallowing up all levels of government -- thereby further distancing you from having any say over your life.

Steve Chapman | August 11, 2013

It's like 1980 all over again. There's a war in Afghanistan, the economy is lousy, Paul McCartney has a new record coming out, and some people are calling for the United States to stay away from the upcoming Olympics in Russia.

Mark Baisley | August 11, 2013

The battles now reach everywhere that the digital world connects. American strength continues with superior technology. And if the character of the Greatest Generation still dominated Washington, the American people would trust its heroes in the NSA to handle sensitive information appropriately and to give due respect to citizens’ privacy.

Mike Shedlock | August 11, 2013

Obama's plan to reform NSA surveillance is a dog and pony show designed to make people feel better as opposed to any solid measures to reform how much data government collects on everyone.

Mark Calabria | August 11, 2013

The president wants “no more leaving taxpayers on the hook for irresponsibility or bad decisions,” but then he implies that government should continue to stand behind risk in the housing market.

Michael F. Cannon | August 11, 2013

In addition to other abuses that have recently come to light, the IRS is attempting to tax millions of employers and individuals without congressional authorization.

Tad DeHaven | August 11, 2013

Millsap and Randazzo point out that job training programs are ineffective and that funding is allocated to the states haphazardly.

Peter Schiff | August 11, 2013

A perusal of GDP revisions in the last five years reveals a clear trend: They are almost twice as likely to revise initial estimates down rather than up, and the downward adjustments have been much larger on average.

Paul Jacob | August 11, 2013

The most "transparent presidency" in American history confronts the agency of that transparency. Which side is easier to see through?