Sun, Sep 08, 2013

Bruce Bialosky | September 08, 2013

Most Americans are worried about whether their pension money will be available for them when they retire.

Sat, Sep 07, 2013

John Hawkins | September 07, 2013

The Republican Party has been branded as the "Party of No" in the last few years. That's not surprising since the GOP has been out of power and has been defined more by what we've wanted to stop Barack Obama from doing than from what we want to do.

John C. Goodman | September 07, 2013

We spend about twice as much as other developed countries as a fraction of national output.

Robert Jeffress | September 07, 2013

Last Friday evening President Obama announced that he would be seeking congressional authorization for a limited strike against Syria. Many experts believe that the President already has the constitutional authority for such an attack.

Paul Driessen | September 07, 2013

Activist groups continue to promote scary stories that honeybees are rapidly disappearing, dying off at “mysteriously high rates,” potentially affecting one-third of our food crops and causing global food shortages. Time magazine says readers need to contemplate “a world without bees,” while other “mainstream media” articles have sported similar headlines.

Rich Tucker | September 07, 2013

I recently began walking around my neighborhood carrying a bag and picking up animal waste.

Michael Schaus | September 07, 2013

It is becoming more apparent that Liberals actually hate job creation. As if crafting fiscal policies that stifle economic growth and discourage job growth weren’t enough, they feel it is necessary to actively protest one of the few sectors of the economy that is actually growing

Mike Shedlock | September 07, 2013

Compared to recent Gallup surveys, these BLS stats regarding the base unemployment rate and the alternative measures as well are straight from wonderland.

John Browne | September 07, 2013

In recent months economic commentators and financial markets have focused almost excessively on the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing ("QE") policy as the market's main driver. However, last month two senior economists at the Federal Reserve called this devotion into question.

Steve Deace | September 07, 2013

Many Townhall readers took my challenge to win $100 by coming up with one legitimate reason why having to show valid photo I.D. was “unfair.” But did any of them successfully make the case?

Daniel J. Mitchell | September 07, 2013

I’ve written before that Obama’s Solyndra-style handouts have been a grotesque waste of tax dollars. But even though green-energy programs are a disgusting boondoggle, American taxpayers and consumers should be thankful they’re not in Germany.

Crista Huff | September 07, 2013

Rising home prices are jump-starting a long-delayed trend in home repairs, as homeowners and investors prepare for home sales and investment activity.

Night Watch | September 07, 2013

South Korean security authorities on Thursday arrested a leftist member of the National Assembly for plotting a pro-North Korean rebellion in South Korea.

Charles Payne | September 07, 2013

I don't see bombing Syria as having an economic impact on the nation, but there feels as if a heavy psychological toll has already taken place.

Gayle Trotter | September 07, 2013

The end of the Cold War provided an opportunity for a reshuffling of historic alliances and power, and Americans embraced the idea of a New World Order. Syria is the latest example of Obama’s New World Disorder.

Ransom Notes Radio | September 07, 2013

Joy Pullman, with the Heartland Institute, joined the program to discuss the dangers of Common Core education standards. With the Government trying to micromanage every facet of our lives, it should come as no surprise that they also want control over your kid’s education.

Fri, Sep 06, 2013

Larry Kudlow | September 06, 2013

President Obama, speaking at the G-20 meeting in St. Petersburg on Friday, reminded me of an investment banker trying to sell a deal he doesn't believe in. And the customer knows it.

Linda Chavez | September 06, 2013

It is increasingly likely that President Obama's punt on Syria will doom effective action.

John Ransom | September 06, 2013

Yes, I know. You seem perfect. You act like you’re perfect too. But, it’s not me; it’s you.

Cliff May | September 06, 2013

It’s not just President Obama’s “red line” that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad has crossed. Civilized people have long set limits on armed conflicts.

Diana West | September 06, 2013

I would like to pause for a moment as the United States weighs going to war to make the world safe for President Obama’s “credibility” to note that the Department of Defense announced the deaths of four American soldiers in separate incidents last week in Afghanistan.

Michelle Malkin | September 06, 2013

Next week, "never forget" will resound across America as citizens mark a dozen years since the 9/11 terrorist attack and one year since the bloody disaster in Benghazi. But who will remember the American heroes who came under siege at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan on 9/14/12?

Brent Bozell | September 06, 2013

If you think The Washington Post comes to any Virginia election with an open mind and an objective approach, I have some macaca to sell you.

Michael Barone | September 06, 2013

Blunder after blunder. That's been the story of President Barack Obama's policy toward Syria.

Jonah Goldberg | September 06, 2013

"The genius of you Americans," the Arab-nationalist and one-time president of Egypt, Gamal Abdel Nasser, once explained, "is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them which we are missing."

Judge Andrew Napolitano | September 06, 2013

President Obama's request for express congressional authorization for a limited aerial invasion of Syria raises profound legal and constitutional questions. For starters, there is simply no legal basis in international law to support an American invasion of Syria.

David Limbaugh | September 06, 2013

When it comes to President Obama's prowess as commander in chief, "leading from behind," at this point, would be a step up.

Mona Charen | September 06, 2013

Some defenders of Miley Cyrus' VMA performance don't understand what all the outrage is about.

Pat Buchanan | September 06, 2013

Wednesday, John Kerry told the Senate not to worry about the cost of an American war on Syria.

Suzanne Fields | September 06, 2013

How remote the talk of war sounds. There's sound and fury aplenty but no passionate urgency in the president's call for military action against Syria.

Humberto Fontova | September 06, 2013

Please excuse the families of an estimated 50 thousand freedom-seekers (men women, children, infants) who died horribly on Diana Nyad’s exact route from joining her celebration this week.

Donald Lambro | September 06, 2013

President Obama fled his plunging job approval polls this week in search of support in Europe for his war on Syria. Sweden was his first stop where he made no sale.

Phil Kerpen | September 06, 2013

Syria has taken over the top of the agenda, but very soon Congress will necessarily return to high stakes fiscal negotiations, not just over the continuing resolution to fund the government, but also over the federal debt ceiling.

Mike Shedlock | September 06, 2013

Curve Watcher's Anonymous notes that yields on US treasuries are the highest since mid-2011.

Bill Tatro | September 06, 2013

Remember when being out of work and being unemployed implied the same thing? Nevertheless, in this day and age, if you’re out of work but not actively seeking employment, you’re not part of the participation pool, and therefore you’re not considered to be out of a job.

Charles Payne | September 06, 2013

While the street was busy trying to figure the nation's next move in Syria, the Fed was busy planning the next move with respect to its "accommodations" and there were more signs the global economy is gaining traction.

Tad DeHaven | September 06, 2013

In recent years, USPS expenses have exceeded revenues and the government agency now finds itself effectively broke having maxed out its $15 billion line of credit with the U.S. Treasury.

Michael Schaus | September 06, 2013

“The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it,” said Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), “The government has a right, the government and the people of the United States have a right to run the programs of the United States."

Night Watch | September 06, 2013

The US government assessment on Syria is not weathering challenges well by open source reports and investigative journalists. Parts are unraveling.

Crista Huff | September 06, 2013

Construction supplies retailer Fastenal Company reported a 7.2% surge in daily sales in August in a press release today, up dramatically from a 2.9% increase in July.

Daniel J. Mitchell | September 06, 2013

I’m very worried about America’s fiscal future. Simply stated, data from several sources (BIS, OECD, and IMF) indicates that we face a future Greek-style fiscal crisis unless policy makers implement genuine entitlement reform.

Ransom Notes Radio | September 06, 2013

Obama’s dithering on Syria is merely an example of his administration’s knack for keeping the markets on edge. Michael also ranted about Walmart workers demanding an increase in their wage (inspired by McDonald’s employees?).

Thu, Sep 05, 2013

Michael Reagan | September 05, 2013

John Kerry put on quite a war dance in the Senate on Tuesday.

Michael Brown | September 05, 2013

Already in April, 2009, an article in the Washington Post documented how, “Faith organizations and individuals who view homosexuality as sinful and refuse to provide services to gay people are losing a growing number of legal battles that they say are costing them their religious freedom."

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | September 05, 2013

Good parents eventually learn that lines in the sand are useful only if enforced. Inevitably, red lines will be stepped on or, more often than not, jumped over.

Victor Davis Hanson | September 05, 2013

President Obama's on-and-off-again planned American attack on Syria is nothing new. Besides its five declared wars, America has a habit of intervening all over the world.

Larry Elder | September 05, 2013

Sen. Barack Obama snatched the 2008 democratic nomination from Sen. Hillary Clinton for many reasons, none more important than Obama's opposition to the Iraq War.

John Ransom | September 05, 2013

So, let’s put it this way: Obama’s had more success passing budgets here at home than he has winning wars at home or abroad. He might be the only U.S. commander-in-chief this side of the 19th century that’s going into a war as an underdog…against Syria, mind you.

Cal Thomas | September 05, 2013

Before Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department move forward with a lawsuit to block vouchers for thousands of low-income students trapped in failing Louisiana public schools, he ought to speak to parents whose children benefit from the statewide voucher measured called the Louisiana Scholarship Program.

Debra J. Saunders | September 05, 2013

In 2007, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a congressional visit to Damascus, where she met with Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Matt Towery | September 05, 2013

Let's get this right. Sen. John McCain supported a military response to Syria. Then he withdrew it.

Paul Greenberg | September 05, 2013

For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? -- First Corinthians

Emmett Tyrrell | September 05, 2013

WASHINGTON -- It was one of the most comic, presidential moments in recent American history: President Barack Obama's solitary walk across the South Lawn of the White House. Supposedly it made history.

Steve Chapman | September 05, 2013

The United States boasts the most powerful military on Earth. We have 1.4 million active-duty personnel, thousands of tanks, ships and planes, and 5,000 nuclear warheads.

Bob Goldman | September 05, 2013

If you think it's difficult to work in an office, imagine how hard it is to work at home.

Mike Shedlock | September 05, 2013

Inquiring minds are looking a Map of the Mideast that details who backs who in the Syrian Civil War.

Jerry Newcombe | September 05, 2013

Children are being robbed today of their chance to be children.

Marita Noon | September 05, 2013

Following Tuesday’s Senate hearing and Wednesday's House hearing on Syria, the political theater is beginning to sound like some level of US involvement will most likely happen over the chemical weapons attack.

Daniel J. Mitchell | September 05, 2013

I recently speculated whether Detroit’s fiscal problems should be a warning sign for the crowd in Washington.

David Sterman | September 05, 2013

Find great companies and tune out the market noise. The nation's top companies deliver shareholder value on a consistent basis, which puts them among the best candidates we know for the buy-and-hold investor.

Night Watch | September 05, 2013

Assad challenged the US to produce its proof and show it to the UN since the party making the accusations has the burden of proving them.

Crista Huff | September 05, 2013

Ford reported August retail sales up 20 percent to their highest levels since 2006, with total sales up 12.2%. Fourth-quarter production will be up 7 percent year-over-year.

George Jarkesy | September 05, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood has made it clear that it has no problems allying with Al Qaeda, and obviously it wants power in Syria.

Michael Schaus | September 05, 2013

While America is preparing to conduct limited strikes in Syria, Libya is falling into chaos, Afghanistan is being taken over by the Taliban, Egypt struggles with their second coup in as many years, and the country that housed Osama Bin Laden’s retirement home (Pakistan) seems to be breeding more terrorist sympathizers than Obama’s drones can hunt down.

Charles Payne | September 05, 2013

Everyone is dissatisfied, which means in this case this is an equal opportunity country, but it also means in-fighting and indecision will continue to be the order of the day.

Ransom Notes Radio | September 05, 2013

Ambassador Kevin Brady, from the People’s Republic of Texas, joined the program to discuss the future of the Federal Reserve.

Bill Gunderson | September 05, 2013

Well, all of a sudden, three things crept up on us: 1) the debt ceiling, 2) taper talk, and 3) Syria. They are all big threats, but Syria could be the most dangerous one.

Wed, Sep 04, 2013

Ann Coulter | September 04, 2013

Oh, how I long for the days when liberals wailed that "the rest of the world" hated America, rather than now, when the rest of the world laughs at us.

Austin Bay | September 04, 2013

Expanded intervention in Syria's civil war? The promised "red line" punitive strike? An equivocal pause for congressional rumination? Ambiguous postponement?

Bob Barr | September 04, 2013

American essayist and civil rights leader James A. Baldwin once quipped, “The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.”

Rich Galen | September 04, 2013

Now, the Congressional nose-counting begins: Who's for the resolution to attack Syria, who's against, who's undecided, and who is calling their chief of staff asking, "What's all this about Syria? Where the hell is Syria?

Todd Starnes | September 04, 2013

It’s a battle of Christians versus Christians in Brandon, Miss. where city officials oppose efforts by a prominent church to erect a giant cross because it violates a zoning ordinance.

Thomas Sowell | September 04, 2013

Why are we even talking about taking military action in Syria? What is that military action supposed to accomplish?

Michelle Malkin | September 04, 2013

Out: The boy who cried wolf. In: The girl who cried birth control.

Hugh Hewitt | September 04, 2013

The Party of Reagan has to act like the Party of Reagan and promote the national defense and protect the national interest even when the president won't.

John Stossel | September 04, 2013

The Denver Post warns, "Milk, food prices could rise if Congress fails to act."

Walter E. Williams | September 04, 2013

Here's a question: What is the true test of one's commitment to freedom of expression? Is it when one permits others to express ideas with which he agrees? Or is it when he permits others to express ideas he finds deeply offensive?

Scottie Hughes | September 04, 2013

Between my 6 year old son and Barack Obama, I’ve been having a hard time of late telling the two apart. When President Obama gives a press conference, it’s like watching a child in the middle of a temper tantrum.

Brent Bozell | September 04, 2013

Barack Obama ran for president as the last of the red-hot pacifists, so it might have sounded preposterous to predict that after a few security briefings at the White House, President Obama would follow in the same policy footsteps of horrid warmonger George Bush, with his anti-terrorist wars and strategies.

Jonah Goldberg | September 04, 2013

It's no secret that the right is going through what some call a healthy debate and what others see as an identity crisis.

John Ransom | September 04, 2013

The mistake many commentators have made was in expecting that the unhappy presidency of Barack Obama would resemble the unhappy presidency of Jimmy Carter, just because they are both liberals.

Terry Jeffrey | September 04, 2013

President Barack Obama is simultaneously saying he intends to take military action against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad to punish it for using chemical weapons, but that he will not put U.S. troops on the ground in Syria.

Ben Shapiro | September 04, 2013

The two major parties in America agree on virtually nothing. From abortion and gay marriage to tax rates and regulation, Democrats and Republicans hold polar viewpoints. But somehow, when it comes to the expansion of government power without regard for American interest, bipartisanship somehow springs to the fore.

Donald Lambro | September 04, 2013

President Obama's decision to seek Congress' approval for a limited, punitive missile strike in Syria is a high-stakes gamble that could further weaken his troubled presidency at home and abroad.

Jacob Sullum | September 04, 2013

"America's credibility is on the line here," Secretary of State John Kerry told Fox News on Sunday, making the case for a military strike against Syria.

Bill Murchison | September 04, 2013

Here's one major reason the Syria debate is so dispiriting: We've got a president few appear able to trust. Nobody in this, the fifth year of the Obama era, can assume Barack Obama necessarily means a word he says.

Douglas MacKinnon | September 04, 2013

Chemical weapons are being used in Syria, Iran is on the verge of developing nuclear weapons, radical Islam is on the march in much of the world, American cities such as Chicago resemble a war zone, our health-care system is on the verge of collapse...

Ken Connor | September 04, 2013

It's been said by some that "gay is the new black." In the same way that African Americans were once dehumanized, marginalized, and denied basic civil rights based on something they cannot control, i.e. the color of their skin, so today homosexuals claim that they are disenfranchised based on something equally outside their control – their sexual orientation.

Robert Knight | September 04, 2013

Warning: Taking corporate donations may be hazardous to your constitutional freedom of speech.

Bill Tatro | September 04, 2013

I know that everyone’s attention is currently focused on Syria, the Israeli missile test, and the reconvening of Congress next Monday, however, we shouldn’t forget the promise made by the president regarding the not too distant future — it was a pledge to return the U.S. into an exporting powerhouse.

Tom Purcell | September 04, 2013

During my last visit to New York City, I stumbled into an unexpected discussion about its restrictive gun polices.

Mike Shedlock | September 04, 2013

I have long been in the camp that the price of education is so expensive as to make college a poor choice for many who attend, and a downright bad choice for those who go heavily in debt for degrees in little demand.

Ralph Benko | September 04, 2013

By achieving sufficient Democratic preeminence in Texas progressives could turn the White House blue. . . And they know it.

Peter Schiff | September 04, 2013

The exhaustion of short-sellers paired with insatiable global physical demand has positioned gold for an exciting conclusion to a volatile year.

Charles Payne | September 04, 2013

Watching the reaction to news of late it seems the Street has come to grips with the Federal Reserve tapering its bond asset purchases, although I'm not sure why the Fed would alter this form of accommodation if their goal was to fund the government's relentless spending.

Crista Huff | September 04, 2013

Bank of America Corp. plans to sell its holdings in China Construction Bank Corp. for $1.5 billion, in a move to clean up its balance sheet and enhance its capital ratios.

Daniel J. Mitchell | September 04, 2013

School choice should be a slam-dunk issue. There’s very powerful evidence that we can provide superior education for lower cost if we shift away from monopoly government schools to a system based on parental choice.

Ransom Notes Radio | September 04, 2013

America used to be a major attraction for foreign investment. . . So what happened? Daniel Ikenson, from Cato, joined the program to discuss the worrisome trend of investment leaving America.

Tue, Sep 03, 2013

Pat Buchanan | September 03, 2013

"Catastrophic!" said Sen. John McCain. If Congress votes no on a resolution calling for U.S. intervention in Syria's civil war, says McCain, it would be "catastrophic" for U.S. credibility in the world.

Rachel Marsden | September 03, 2013

It's like we're living in some kind of alternate universe where traditional paradigms have evaporated around the Syrian conflict.

Paul Greenberg | September 03, 2013

He's become the man who's always in the background but so clearly, achingly would rather be in the forefront: The Hon. William J. Clinton, former president, former governor, former everything but straight-shooter.

Mona Charen | September 03, 2013

Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: It has to be shattered before being ascertained. --Vladimir Nabokov

Marvin Olasky | September 03, 2013

A blue-ribbon commission inadvertently shows what’s wrong with humanities education.

Cal Thomas | September 03, 2013

Appearing in the White House Rose Garden last Saturday, President Obama apparently experienced a revelation. He acknowledged there are constitutional limits on his power, something he has heretofore mostly ignored while issuing executive orders, bypassing Congress on appointments and deciding which parts of the Affordable Care Act to follow and which to delay or ignore.

Thomas Sowell | September 03, 2013

One of the many unintended consequences of the political crusade for increased homeownership among minorities, and low-income people in general, has been a housing boom and bust that left many foreclosed homes that had to be rented, because there were no longer enough qualified buyers.

John Hawkins | September 03, 2013

Speak softly and carry a big stick, and you will go far. -- Teddy Roosevelt

Kurt Schlichter | September 03, 2013

The grossly obese Syrian officer was coming in the door of the King Khalid Military City exchange while I was coming out.

John Ransom | September 03, 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.

Rachel Alexander | September 03, 2013

Many refuse to get involved in politics because they believe their efforts are so insignificant it is not worth the time. These cynics believe the system is so vast, and corruption so ingrained, that it is futile.

Michael Brown | September 03, 2013

While reading a book about Winston Churchill framed in his own words, I was struck by the vast difference between his leadership and our contemporary crop of leaders here in America. Where are the statesmen among us?

Rebecca Hagelin | September 03, 2013

Miley Cyrus, who became famous as the wholesome TV character “Hannah Montana,” is growing up. So what’s the fuss?

Armstrong Williams | September 03, 2013

President Obama learned nothing from the war failures of Bush. In fact, he continues to make the same mistakes and worse under the cover of a sympathetic media and myrmidonic democrat electorate.

Mike Shedlock | September 03, 2013

A weak manufacturing recovery of sorts is underway in Europe. How long it lasts remains in question, with France not participating in the recovery.

Daniel J. Mitchell | September 03, 2013

If you don’t like the NSA collecting and monitoring all your communications, you probably won’t be thrilled about new technologies that will give government power to monitor where you drive and control how you drive.

Political Calculations | September 03, 2013

The United States would appear to be well on its way to adopting fascist Italy's political-economic system, favoring the politically-connected while starving entrepreneurs out of the economy. Although today in America, we call it "crony capitalism". And the people who practice it "progressives".

Tad DeHaven | September 03, 2013

In sum, Republicans are teaming up with Democrats to keep the taxpayer dollars flowing to a special interest. It’s just another day in the Beltway.

Michael Tanner | September 03, 2013

Making work pay better, including the sort of entry level jobs that people leaving welfare can expect to find, is a terrific goal. Unfortunately, government has very little ability to force such increases.

Michael Schaus | September 03, 2013

The President has given Congress responsibility over what to do in Syria – just as votes on the Debt Ceiling approach. The move goes to show that this President is, in fact, crazy like a fox. . . Albeit, a fox with ADHD and some serious socialist tendencies.

Mon, Sep 02, 2013

Jeff Jacoby | September 02, 2013

THE STATE ETHICS Commission came up with three solutions to state Senator Dan Wolf's conflict-of-interest problem. Allow me to suggest a fourth.

Kurt Schlichter | September 02, 2013

Twerking is a sexual act that isn't even sexy. America faces an assault on normalcy.

Michael Barone | September 02, 2013

Americans change their minds on some issues. One of them is crime and punishment.

Star Parker | September 02, 2013

The economic divide between blacks and whites has seen little progress in the last 50 years. Allowing low-income earners to opt-out of social security and invest in a retirement account could help close the inequality gap.

John Ransom | September 02, 2013

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

Katie Kieffer | September 02, 2013

Reagan took vacations. Bush took vacations. Obama LOVES taking vacations.

Brian Faughnan | September 02, 2013

America’s job market is changing – again. It was just a few decades ago that women entered the workforce in large numbers. Now they are increasingly the primary earners in their families.

Phyllis Schlafly | September 02, 2013

The problem with ObamaCare isn't only that it's careening toward a financial train wreck. It's also a slush fund to pay off Obama's political activists to carry out a massive invasion of privacy that dwarfs the NSA's collection of personal data on American citizens.

Matt Barber | September 02, 2013

“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

Dan Holler | September 02, 2013

Our government tells us Labor Day “is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.”

Mark Baisley | September 02, 2013

American Conservatism seeks natural order towards the assurance of liberty. Modern American Liberalism imposes order at the expense of liberty.

Mike Shedlock | September 02, 2013

Because US drone policy kills many innocent people as did senseless invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, more people resent US aggression now, than before 911.

Bill Tatro | September 02, 2013

It’s been said that in order to solve a problem, you must first understand what the problem is, and perhaps more importantly, you must also acknowledge that a problem even exists.

Michael Schaus | September 02, 2013

To Democrats, the outright ban of any transfer, sale, or future possession of a high capacity magazine is merely a “modest restriction.” By that logic, the citizens who are trying to recall two Democrat Colorado State Senators are merely trying to “modestly restrict” the remainder of the Senator's term.

Political Calculations | September 02, 2013

An economist from Princeton University has arrived at the same conclusion about the role of the Fed in creating the market turbulence we've seen this summer that we did just a day after the event in question.

Daniel J. Mitchell | September 02, 2013

It’s a bit depressing that Denmark actually ranks higher than the United States in the most recent Economic Freedom of the World rankings.

Sun, Sep 01, 2013

Steve Chapman | September 01, 2013

In the runup to an attack on Syria, some disenchanted voters were thinking, "This wouldn't be happening if we had elected Barack Obama." On Saturday, they got a welcome surprise: They did elect Barack Obama.

Paul Jacob | September 01, 2013

Addicts all? No, but as a 'body politic' we sure seem addicted to government. It should come as no shock to realize that this addiction has hit the industry from which the metaphor arises.

Derek Hunter | September 01, 2013

I love Detroit. Although that’s a minority opinion of late, it’s as true today as it was when I was growing up there. I never knew a vibrant, thriving Detroit, but I’ve heard the stories and seen the pictures. Now it’s broke and desolate, looking for a way out, or at least a way back to even.

John Ransom | September 01, 2013

Kind of like every other liberal program: the system really works great as long as you don’t have to be one of the people stuck inside it.

Austin Hill | September 01, 2013

“Corporate Profits Lose Steam.” That was the headline atop a recent Wall Street Journal article. For those that become indignant about highly successful and profitable corporations, this should be really great news – right?

Doug Giles | September 01, 2013

If you think Ice T is a delicious, summer-time drink and not a west coast rapper.

Debra J. Saunders | September 01, 2013

Why would someone who opposes draconian federal mandatory minimum sentences oppose efforts to cut California's prison population by about 9,600 inmates? Because the federal system and the California system are two different animals.

Bruce Bialosky | September 01, 2013

You see news stories sometimes that upset you, but you are not sure of the facts.

Daniel J. Mitchell | September 01, 2013

For what it’s worth, Obama doesn’t think he should be bound by that silly little clause in the Constitution about only Congress having the power to declare war.

James Allen | September 01, 2013

A new cornerstone piece on public education by Allison Benedikton on Slate.com titled, "If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person," was shocking but consistent and clearly revealed that liberals value the word “education,” as long as the word “public,” precedes it.

Mike Shedlock | September 01, 2013

Raising taxes and then wasting the money are never good solutions to anything. Two wrongs don't make a right.

Michael Youssef | September 01, 2013

During the late 1960s, I escaped from the socialist dictatorship of Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egypt. Back then, everything I had read about freedom in America was almost too good to be true. So when I finally made it to the U.S., I considered myself one of the most blessed people in the world.

Marita Noon | September 01, 2013

Oil, natural gas and coal, are all super-resources. They are found in nature. They pack a lot of punch. They are beneficial to the economy in that they create jobs, increase revenues, and help balance the trade deficit.

Political Calculations | September 01, 2013

The United States would appear to be well on its way to adopting fascist Italy's political-economic system, favoring the politically-connected while starving entrepreneurs out of the economy. Although today in America, we call it "crony capitalism". And the people who practice it "progressives".

Night Watch | September 01, 2013

The Syrian government is winning the fight, and has no obvious motive to undertake action that would invite US military. On the other hand, the rebels have strong motives to internationalize their fight and to manipulate the US into fighting on behalf of Islamists whose colleagues attacked the US in 2001.

Tad DeHaven | September 01, 2013

Some left-leaning pundits are in a tizzy that the Washington Post would dare run an article that doesn’t speak of “draconian” spending cuts to “popular programs.”