Sat, Aug 31, 2013

Paul Driessen | August 31, 2013

Collapsing science, economies and international cooperation require that we refuse to act .

John Hawkins | August 31, 2013

There may be no official rule book for being a liberal, but that doesn't mean there aren't rules.

John C. Goodman | August 31, 2013

The 50 year anniversary of Martin Luther King's march on Washington is causing a lot of people in my generation to reminisce.

Caroline Glick | August 31, 2013

The United States and its allies have three central interests relating to war on Syria.

John Ransom | August 31, 2013

The Great Unifier, and the Healer of Nations plans on being the One for a very long time.

Kathryn Lopez | August 31, 2013

"Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will," Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in his 1963 "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."

Ed Feulner | August 31, 2013

Nearly all of us, at one time or another, refer to our “constitutional right to free speech.” But while this common phrase may seem harmless, it points to a larger misunderstanding of where our rights come from -- a misunderstanding that undermines many of our most fundamental policy debates.

Rich Tucker | August 31, 2013

Has the United States become too dumb to survive? Not yet, but some aim to take us in that direction.

Alan Sears | August 31, 2013

Compromising religious beliefs should not be the cost of citizenship. These beliefs are essential to prompt man's consciousness and help society flourish.

Crista Huff | August 31, 2013

Apache Corp. has agreed to sell a minority stake in its Egyptian oil and gas business to Sinopec Group of China, for $3.1 billion.

Jeff Crouere | August 31, 2013

As we mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, it is worthwhile to note the state of Black America. Sadly, we still have immense poverty, blight, broken families, crime, failing schools and crumbling infrastructure in the inner cities of this country.

Ransom Notes Radio | August 31, 2013

Diana West, author of American Betrayal and expert on the Middle East, joined Ransom Notes to discuss the curios way this Administration has approached the violence in Syria.

Steve Deace | August 31, 2013

I will give a $100 out of my own pocket to the first person who can provide a valid answer to a very simple question.

Fri, Aug 30, 2013

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | August 30, 2013

Many wise people have observed that a government that gives you everything can also take it all away.

Jerry Bowyer | August 30, 2013

We have a culture that is extremely, heavily focused on short-term trading and not focused on long-term valuation.

Michelle Malkin | August 30, 2013

A military jury sentenced unrepentant Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan to death on Wednesday. But if another murderous Muslim soldier's case is any indication, Hasan may be sitting in the catbird seat for years to come. And our men and women in uniform will remain endangered by Islamic vigilantes in their own ranks.

Mark Davis | August 30, 2013

Welcome to life in a tough world, made tougher by an unreliable American president.

Brent Bozell | August 30, 2013

The tawdry sexual dancing of Miley Cyrus on the 2013 edition of MTV's Video Music Awards has been denounced by nearly everyone -- conservatives, liberals and libertines (who flunked it for lacking "hotness").

Jonah Goldberg | August 30, 2013

This week the United Kingdom, with the support of the U.S. and France, scrambled -- in vain -- to get the approval of the United Nations Security Council for a military strike on Syria.

David Limbaugh | August 30, 2013

This week, I heard a conservative commentator "admitting" that Republicans don't do enough for black voters. "Why don't conservatives offer solutions?" asked this person.

Mona Charen | August 30, 2013

Gathering on the 50th anniversary of the speech that made Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. an icon, a crowd of Democratic partisans, including the president of the United States, attempted to hijack King's legacy for cynically narrow ends.

Pat Buchanan | August 30, 2013

The next 72 hours will be decisive in the career of the speaker of the House.

Suzanne Fields | August 30, 2013

"Humane killer" appears to be an oxymoron that startles with contradiction. Yet talking of war is a way of drawing a fine distinction, not a contradiction.

John Ransom | August 30, 2013

I know. I know: Our government? Lying about something? It seems incredible. So, I’m guessing that they’re lying about a few things.

Humberto Fontova | August 30, 2013

According to Ms Sweig the “policy” that needs “innovation” is U.S. gun laws. Why?

Linda Chavez | August 30, 2013

They wouldn't seem to have much in common, the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington and Miley Cyrus' disgraceful performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, but both show how culture trumps law in influencing our lives.

Diana West | August 30, 2013

Does any American believe that Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, 28, should remain in a military prison for the next 20 years for "murder" after giving a legitimate order to his soldiers to fire at three Afghan men on motorcycles, killing two in the process?

Paul Greenberg | August 30, 2013

The old man had long ago given up fixing shoes and tried other businesses, always at the same location, and usually with the same customers. But he never found any other work that gave him as much satisfaction as putting a couple of nice new leather soles on a pair of old uppers.

Rich Galen | August 30, 2013

This column, first written, in 2000, has held up through the years. This year, I got all the way to the second bullet before I got teary. Enjoy.

Donald Lambro | August 30, 2013

WASHINGTON -- The solitary sign in the middle of the throngs who gathered at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday raised the salient issue that went largely unmentioned by the speakers at the podium: jobs.

Brian and Garrett Fahy | August 30, 2013

Two recent articles highlight the two biggest challenges facing conservative religious voters and the GOP in 2014 and beyond: how to adapt to and influence a culture drifting leftward on social issues, and how to combat the creeping influence of a prosperity centered worldview.

Crista Huff | August 30, 2013

Now an internal JP Morgan spreadsheet has come to light, linking appointments to specific deals pursued by the bank. However, it is still unclear whether any crime has been committed.

Charlotte Hays | August 30, 2013

When Republicans and Democrats were locked in combat over the debt limit in 2011, President Obama famously warned Rep. Eric Cantor: “Don’t call my bluff.”

Night Watch | August 30, 2013

Last week, highly effective security measures deterred participation and limited the freedom of movement of marchers. US media described it as a lockdown in Cairo, though peaceful demonstrations were in fact held.

Bill Tatro | August 30, 2013

With Labor Day just around the corner, our jobs discussion speeds up with intensity, clarity, and a much more solid grasp of the situation — or not. In any event, we’ll continue the conversation in conjunction with a topic which you might find very appetizing, namely fast-food.

Roger Schlesinger | August 30, 2013

Our government seems to find difficulty in the simplest of actions, and when it comes to something more difficult, don't ask.

Bob Beauprez | August 30, 2013

If you are among the many who are trying to make sense of the tense situation in Syria and what the Obama Administration may – or should – do, you will want to read the analysis and comments from Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely.

Fritz Pfister | August 30, 2013

The purported housing recovery was based upon the manipulation of interest rates by the Fed, and inventory manipulation by the withholding of millions of foreclosures from the market, and not upon organic growth.

Thu, Aug 29, 2013

Jack Kerwick | August 29, 2013

On this 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech, even the self-avowed apostles of “individualism,” “liberty,” and “limited government”—i.e. “conservatives”—can’t resist lavishing endless praise upon its author, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cliff May | August 29, 2013

A foreign dictator’s media operation, right in your living room.

Michael Reagan | August 29, 2013

I don't know who's more confused about Syria, President Obama or me.

Victor Davis Hanson | August 29, 2013

Israel could be forgiven for having a siege mentality -- given that at any moment, old frontline enemies Syria and Egypt might spill their violence over common borders.

Larry Elder | August 29, 2013

President Barack Obama said that an introduction of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war would constitute a "red line" with "enormous consequences" that "would change [his] calculus." That was a year ago.

Cal Thomas | August 29, 2013

"Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?" -- Peter, Paul and Mary

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | August 29, 2013

My favorite place in Washington is the Lincoln Memorial. Its grand size, pivotal location and sweeping view of our capital city are a backdrop for the inspirational addresses inscribed on its walls. Lincoln's second inaugural address and his Gettysburg Address are there for all visitors to read.

Debra J. Saunders | August 29, 2013

As mayor of Oakland, Calif., Jerry Brown wanted an "icon" to replace the seismically challenged eastern span of the Bay Bridge and to highlight the "splendor" of the East Bay.

John Ransom | August 29, 2013

Sometime ago, someone decided that Obama must get his gun off on Syria. And they are now using WMDs as the emotional weaponry to mobilize public opinion. Again.

Matt Towery | August 29, 2013

Jesse Jackson says the tea party is the resurrection of the Confederacy. It's an example of sad prejudice in a sea of pride.

Steve Chapman | August 29, 2013

How many innocent Syrians should we be willing to kill to send a message?

Crystal Wright | August 29, 2013

It’s ironic America’s first black president, who has done nothing but further polarize race relations in this country, would use the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy.

Michael Schaus | August 29, 2013

Most of America has a dream. It is the same Dream that King articulated so emotionally 50 years ago on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. And the progressive string of Obama’s Democrat Party has spent the last fifty years suffocating this dream under empty promises and government programs.

Jerry Bowyer | August 29, 2013

We’re not doomed. At least not according to George Gilder’s challenging and insightful Knowledge and Power. Plenty of nations have lost their way, and this present distress is not the first time we’ve gotten off course.

Bill Tatro | August 29, 2013

What will be the next great discovery? Will it be a revolutionary event, similar to the launch of the internal combustion engine, the radio, or the internet? And if so, will this greatly anticipated groundbreaking occasion fill the need for the masses, subsequently giving rise to jobs?

Night Watch | August 29, 2013

Syrian military forces will suffer no significant damage from a US attack. An attack under these conditions must be considered entertainment for the benefit of the international press instead of a serious military operation.

Crista Huff | August 29, 2013

TASER International, maker of electronic control devices used in law enforcement, saw its shares fall a bit today after a 35% price run-up in the last two weeks.

Jerry Newcombe | August 29, 2013

Surely the 50th anniversary of the "I have a dream" speech of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (8/28/1963) is a major milestone in our history. But in our highly secular age, the Politically Correct Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been yanked from his biblical context---deeply rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t a flawed man. However, no one but Jesus is without sin.

Wed, Aug 28, 2013

Ann Coulter | August 28, 2013

The media's fixation on the Trayvon Martin case, while ignoring much more brutal crimes with clearer racial motivations, is a return to pre-O.J. America.

Austin Bay | August 28, 2013

The Assad dictatorship's August 21st chemical attack on a Damascus suburb controlled by anti-regime rebels is a heinous act -- if it indeed occurred as described by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other senior Obama administration officials.

Paul Greenberg | August 28, 2013

August 28, 1963. I remember it well.

George Jarkesy | August 28, 2013

Leaked transcripts of a secret meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of Saudi Arabia's secret police, Prince Bandar, have exposed how desperately the Saudi Arabians want Bashar Assad deposed as the President of Syria.

Bob Barr | August 28, 2013

It’s easy to make fun of California, the “Land of Fruits and Nuts,” with its history of “flower power” and its “fragrance free zones”; where environmental whackos are exalted, and Second Amendment supporters demonized.

Hugh Hewitt | August 28, 2013

On Tuesday I interviewed one of the world's most accomplished combat correspondents, the New Yorker's Dexter Filkins, on the Syrian nightmare.

Michelle Malkin | August 28, 2013

While most Americans will be chillin' out, maxin' and relaxin' this Labor Day weekend, dedicated patriots in Colorado are hard at work preparing for a groundbreaking special election day with nationwide repercussions. George Washington would be proud.

John Stossel | August 28, 2013

When Democrats and Republicans agree, I get nervous. It often means that they agree to grab my wallet.

Walter E. Williams | August 28, 2013

This week begins my 34th year serving on George Mason University's distinguished economics faculty.

Brent Bozell | August 28, 2013

MSNBC obliterated the notion of separating cable-news hosts and their political activism when the network brass gave Rev. Al Sharpton a nightly show two years ago. It was just another day at the office when Sharpton held a rabble-rousing rally for Trayvon Martin in the afternoon and then covered it on his show hours later.

Jonah Goldberg | August 28, 2013

Amid the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, one complaint became almost a refrain: What about economic justice?

Ben Shapiro | August 28, 2013

President Obama has made his entire career off of not being George W. Bush. During his shockingly fast political rise, he differentiated himself by claiming that he had stood alone against the warmongers who wanted to depose Saddam Hussein (never mind that he wasn't in Congress at the time). During the 2008 campaign, he claimed that he wouldn't be the kind of president who would enter America into open-ended conflicts without true American interests at stake. Iraq, he said, was the bad war; Afghanistan was the good war.

Terry Jeffrey | August 28, 2013

"We're actively looking at the various legal angles that would inform a decision." That is what an anonymous administration official told the Washington Post this week about President Barack Obama's deliberations on whether he will personally involve the United States in another Middle Eastern war by ordering military action in Syria.

John Ransom | August 28, 2013

The Great Healer of Nations has come to replace that old, white guy covenant with the new, improved covenant—it comes with unlimited minutes and WMDs on every Middle East street corner.

Paul Greenberg | August 28, 2013

It was wholly a pleasure to get your thank-you note for my mentioning Bill Mauldin, the cartoonist for Stars and Stripes who made a couple of GIs named Willie and Joe familiar figures during the late great unpleasantness known as the Second World War.

Donald Lambro | August 28, 2013

WASHINGTON - Hold on to your wallets and put your savings in a safe place, because Congress returns next week from its month-long August recess.

Rebecca Hagelin | August 28, 2013

You’ve shopped the sales and tax-free holidays, met your child’s teacher, and mapped out your “school schedule.” It’s back to school time, the buses are rolling, and everything seems familiar. But is it really?

Jacob Sullum | August 28, 2013

Last Friday, in an interview with CNN, President Obama acknowledged that "the capabilities of the NSA are scary to people.

Lincoln Brown | August 28, 2013

Good news! Now the dream of owning a home with the help of Uncle Sam has gone global!

Phil Kerpen | August 28, 2013

Republicans have largely squandered an August that should have been spent preparing the American people for a showdown with Democrats over the president's health care law. Instead, efforts have largely been diverted to a damaging internecine fight between proponents and critics of the defund strategy.

Ken Connor | August 28, 2013

"There are no atheists in foxholes."

Crista Huff | August 28, 2013

Now we learn that Ackman’s fund, Pershing Square Capital Management, has hired Citigroup to sell its 39 million shares of J.C. Penney. The fund is expected to lose nearly half a billion dollars on the trade.

Michael Schaus | August 28, 2013

Not one reporter found the hypocrisy uncontrollably laughable. In fact, many of them feverishly reported the gist of the comment: The GOP is forcing Obama to demand a unilateral increase in the debt.

Roger Schlesinger | August 28, 2013

It is easy to get yourself on the road to financial freedom if you take the time, or ask for help. It is too important in this economy to take hold of your financial future. And in this case, it's a matter of dollars. . . Not cents.

David Williams | August 28, 2013

Representatives earn three times more than the average American. Their taxpayer-provided salaries of $174,000 also include retirement benefits equal to $82,000 per year.

Michael Tanner | August 28, 2013

Unsurprisingly, our study has attracted criticism from several quarters. Some of those critics make valuable points that might improve future research, but most criticism falls far short of the mark.

Bill Tatro | August 28, 2013

This week, most people are focusing their attention on the chemical weapons that were utilized by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against the rebels — truly an unspeakable atrocity.

Night Watch | August 28, 2013

Somehow the mainstream press persists in getting this entirely wrong. The open source evidence reinforces the NightWatch judgment that Readers should retain healthy skepticism about what took place east of Damascus on 21 August, and who was responsible.

Kristan Hawkins | August 28, 2013

Millions of viewers tuned in to MTV’s 30th Annual Video Music Awards this past Sunday, hoping to witness a long-awaited N’SYNC reunion, among many other memorable pop-culture moments. While what they witnessed was definitely memorable, it was a disheartening reminder of what our culture expects of successful women -- sexually objectify yourself and you’ll get the attention you need to make more money.

Tue, Aug 27, 2013

Scott Erickson | August 27, 2013

Last week, a jury of 13 military officers found Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan guilty of 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder for his shooting rampage at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood in November 2009.

Rachel Marsden | August 27, 2013

When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the reported chemical weapons attacks in Syria this week, it was like watching a bad Stanley Kubrick movie cross between "Dr. Strangelove" and "Spartacus." As in, "I, Spartacus, would like to claim full responsibility for the battles and woes in everyone's backyard."

Rich Galen | August 27, 2013

I am writing this at shortly after 8 PM on Monday. By the time you read this, we might have dropped a hell fire missile on Bashir al-Assad's head.

Michael Brown | August 27, 2013

This past weekend, students and friends of our ministry school in North Carolina conducted a survey at the gay pride event in Charlotte.

John Hawkins | August 27, 2013

Bizarrely, racism in America is no longer mainly about race.

Thomas Sowell | August 27, 2013

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and of the Reverend Martin Luther King's memorable "I have a dream" speech, is a time for reflections -- some inspiring, and some painful and ominous.

Thomas Sowell | August 27, 2013

Like other truly talented phonies, Barack Obama concentrates his skills on the effect of his words on other people -- most of whom do not have the time to become knowledgeable about the things he is talking about.

Chuck Norris | August 27, 2013

In the first two parts of this series, I showed how Thomas Jefferson valued education as the tool to ensure our republic's perpetuity and Americans' "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."

Michael Barone | August 27, 2013

Evidence of the astonishing incompetence of the Obama administration continues to roll in.

David Limbaugh | August 27, 2013

Once again, President Obama is personally attacking my brother, Rush, this time to shamelessly blame him for congressional gridlock.

Mona Charen | August 27, 2013

It's ironic that President Obama so often carps about politics -- blaming "politics as usual" or "hyperpartisanship" for everything from the lack of economic growth to joblessness to climate change -- when he is the most relentlessly partisan president in recent memory.

Ken Blackwell | August 27, 2013

When Shelby Steele recently wrote about “The Decline of the Civil Rights Leadership,” he put his finger on a serious problem for our country.

Cal Thomas | August 27, 2013

Ashton Kutcher, the 35-year-old actor and ex-husband of actress Demi Moore, has never been considered a poster child for the "family values crowd," but at the Teen Choice Awards two weeks ago, he could have easily passed for one.

Dennis Prager | August 27, 2013

I cannot count the number of times I heard liberal professors and liberal writers quote the phrase: "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."

Debra J. Saunders | August 27, 2013

Why is Washington still waging a war on weed?

John Ransom | August 27, 2013

With a government so compelled, seemingly, as the Obama administration is, to cook the books for every number, forecast and data point, one has to wonder whether the data for July was as good as the bad estimate that the Commerce Department just released.

Phyllis Schlafly | August 27, 2013

Attacks on the U.S. Constitution are coming from all sides.

Bill Murchison | August 27, 2013

A news story out of New Mexico reminds us how hard it has lately become to be an American: a traditional American, I should say, concerned with trivial stuff like conscience and faith and personal integrity.

Crista Huff | August 27, 2013

Several investment firms raised their price targets as high as $122 on Anadarko shares today. The stock began breaking past a medium-term trading range in July, currently trading between $89 - $93.

Michael Schaus | August 27, 2013

Apparently losing a teacher’s tenure is “too high a price to pay” for a more effective educational system for our youth. After all, our ruling elite don’t send their kids to underperforming schools. And to think they act like it’s “all for the children.”

Bill Tatro | August 27, 2013

As Labor Day quickly approaches, U.S. politicians will be rapidly returning to Washington, D.C., including our illustrious commander-in-chief, who has somehow forgotten that he was once awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, not the Nobel War Prize.

Bob Beauprez | August 27, 2013

While Americans have long understood that the Founders saw government at the biggest threat to individual Freedom, and cherish a Constitution that checked the power of government, not so with Barack Obama.

Night Watch | August 27, 2013

International news outlets predict US missile attacks against Syria. The overwhelming consensus is that Syria used chemical weapons of some sort, but the evidence in the public domain that supports this judgment is weak.

Matt Mackowiak | August 27, 2013

The decision of whether to run for president of the United States is unlike any that a human being faces.

Robert Knight | August 27, 2013

With a first term marked by executive overreach, Barack Obama is getting ever cozier with governing by decree in the fifth year of his rule.

Pat Buchanan | August 27, 2013

"Congress doesn't have a whole lot of core responsibilities," said Barack Obama last week in an astonishing remark.

Mon, Aug 26, 2013

Byron York | August 26, 2013

Everyone knows the RNC leadership believes there were too many debates last time around and intends to cut the number in half for 2016.

Paul Greenberg | August 26, 2013

You knew this would happen. So did anybody else who's followed how this administration operates.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | August 26, 2013

In the 1961 movie Paris Blues, Sydney Poitier portrays Eddie Cook, a jazz musician who flees American racism to live in France. Even when Cook falls in love with the beautiful Connie Lampson (played by Diahann Carroll), he resists returning to America to be with her. To Cook, as to many real life black artists and intellectuals of that generation, Europe offered a refuge from racism and the freedom to be oneself.

Dan Holler | August 26, 2013

In January, I quibbled with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s word choice, so it is only fair I praise him for a strong showing on NBC’s Meet the Press this weekend.

Todd Starnes | August 26, 2013

George Washington would not be welcome in the modern U.S. military. Neither would Thomas Jefferson or Benjamin Franklin, according to Department of Defense training documents that depict the Founding Fathers as extremists and conservative organizations as “hate groups.”

Kurt Schlichter | August 26, 2013

Here’s a wacky, outside-the-envelope idea that we just might want to give a shot – let’s try defeating our enemies. It’s bound to work out better than protecting and empowering them.

Star Parker | August 26, 2013

Looking over the program for the festivities commemorating the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech, it's hard to not feel sober about the whole thing.

Lisa De Pasquale | August 26, 2013

Summer may be winding down, but there are still a few weeks left to relax with a good book at the beach or on a hammock in the shade. Luckily, Middle Man by David Rich is out this week to take you into Labor Day weekend.

Terry Paulson | August 26, 2013

As a lawyer and politician, Abraham Lincoln was known for his stories and down-to-earth humor.

Jeff Jacoby | August 26, 2013

Can you judge a police officer's abilities by the color of his skin?

John Ransom | August 26, 2013

This is the Democrats’ economy. It’s everything they asked for: They invested in solar, in unions, in government and in healthcare. And, they’ve produced the worst recovery ever.

Michael Tanner | August 26, 2013

A new study by the Cato Institute found that in many states, it does indeed pay better to be on welfare than it does to work.

Rachel Alexander | August 26, 2013

The most common phrase teenagers say nowadays is “I’m awesome.” Instead of parents - as well as teachers and programming on television - giving children praise when they’ve earned it, today’s society tells kids they’re smart and wonderful all the time.

Tad DeHaven | August 26, 2013

Reining in federal disability programs would not only save taxpayer money, it would also give marginally disabled people who have valuable skills an incentive to reenter the workforce.

Morgan Brittany | August 26, 2013

These young people are facing the real world and it is not what they were promised. Many of them are already trying to figure out ways to survive and manage their future.

Sun, Aug 25, 2013

Doug Giles | August 25, 2013

According to the Media, President Obama and the slick-haired Al Sharpton, we white devils are supposed to feel very sorry for the plight of the black teen.

Derek Hunter | August 25, 2013

The death penalty needs reforming. Just as the introduction of DNA evidence has freed many innocent people from death row, it also should have decreased the wait time for execution.

Austin Hill | August 25, 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.

Debra J. Saunders | August 25, 2013

Here's how you know the California prison inmate hunger strike is a stunt, if a dangerous stunt: The strike to protest security housing units in California prisons began with 30,000 participants; Jay Leno, Susan Sarandon and other celebrities signed a letter that denounced the SHU as "solitary confinement" and "torture." As of Thursday, the count was down to 79 inmates, including 44 who had fasted continuously.

Bruce Bialosky | August 25, 2013

As we approach on August 28th the 50th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, some people have stated we need to have a national conversation about race. I agree and I would like to do that, hopefully without hitting on too many tired clichés.

John Ransom | August 25, 2013

Eventually you’ll tie the whole scandal back to: 1) Abe Lincoln being gay; 2) Cavemen being gay and; 3) George Bush. Not. Being. Gay.

Steve Chapman | August 25, 2013

The placid cornfields of the upper Midwest have the look of a place where nothing important ever changes. But here, at a large pig farm five miles south of town, the beginnings of a small revolution are unmistakable.My host today is Bob Johnson, a sturdy 6-footer who gives the impression he would not be rushed if he were running with the bulls in Pamplona. As president of Johnson-Pate Pork Inc., which he co-owns with two sisters and a brother-in-law, he has taken a big role in changing the way hogs are handled.

Marita Noon | August 25, 2013

USAToday points out “that free enterprise has a way of solving problems that is beyond the capabilities of government.” Well at least one government I can think of.

Ransom Notes Radio | August 25, 2013

This week we have Brent Littlefield, Powerful and Pitiful featuring Elbert Guillory, our Ezra Klein is an Idiot moment with C.i.C. Barack Hussien Obama... who says that we have that whole NSA scandal thing wrong. He practically screams: "I am not a crook."

Mark Baisley | August 25, 2013

The automotive experts at Edmunds describe it like this: “Everyone hates the Mustang II. It was too small, underpowered, handled poorly, terribly put together, ill-proportioned, chintzy in its details and altogether subpar.”

Michael Youssef | August 25, 2013

Since September 11, 2001, Western governments have developed a “fear factor” approach in how they deal with Islamist groups.

Paul Jacob | August 25, 2013

In an age of ideological realignment, what must political parties do?