John Hawkins | September 21, 2013

College classrooms are supposed to be politically neutral, not indoctrination centers for liberalism. Yet, we have conservative parents who save money for decades to send their children to universities that teach everything conservatives believe is wrong.

John C. Goodman | September 21, 2013

In 1984, Singapore instituted a revolutionary idea: a system of compulsory saving for medical expenses.

Brandon Howell | September 21, 2013

Look at the crop of oft-cited Democratic presidential hopefuls for 2016 and you have a hard time surmising how the party’s captured the lion’s share of young voters in recent cycles.

Ed Feulner | September 21, 2013

Birthdays take on a different character as we get older. We see them as a chance to reflect on where we are in life, and where we’re going in the future.

Bill Tatro | September 21, 2013

Back in the good old days, it used to be that elaborate dinner parties, or debate salons, were in fashion. Friends of different political, economic, or financial persuasions would meet in order to eat, drink, and debate the issues of the day.

Mike Shedlock | September 21, 2013

Of course Merkel could be ready and willing to sell voters straight down the river. Otherwise, some major compromises are in store.

Charles Payne | September 21, 2013

Yesterday's session suggests Wall Street still doesn't know what to make of the decision to keep buying assets as a form of accommodation ... the question is to whom is the Fed accommodating? Main Street isn't benefiting from the Fed.

Jeff Crouere | September 21, 2013

In the immediate aftermath of the incident, Hollywood star Henry Winkler, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and CNN host Piers Morgan made news. These staunch liberals used the tragedy to rail about gun violence.

Daniel J. Mitchell | September 21, 2013

If I had to identify a “least-favorite” international bureaucracy, it almost certainly would be the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Crista Huff | September 21, 2013

"If you're one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance." – President Obama

Night Watch | September 21, 2013

President Putin today accused the West of worsening the situation in Syria by "blowing up an internal conflict" there.

Ransom Notes Radio | September 21, 2013

Let’s fix the problem of too much government with more government. ‘K? Jay Richards, author of INFILTRATED, joined the show to talk about the cause of the Financial Crises . . . And how little we’ve learned in the last five years.

Bill Gunderson | September 21, 2013

Best Stocks Now!™ come in all shapes and sizes, as well as all types of packages. And Packaging Corp. of America (PKG) is no exception.

Steve Deace | September 21, 2013

Obamacare is a total disaster for Obama and the Democrats, so of course the idea of getting rid of it is dividing…wait for it…the Republicans.

Fri, Sep 20, 2013

Larry Kudlow | September 20, 2013

The president and his lieutenants are willing to negotiate with Russia's Vladimir Putin, Syria's Bashar al-Assad, and most recently, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. But not John Boehner.

Humberto Fontova | September 20, 2013

"If Katherine Harris, Jeb Bush, Jim Baker, and the US Supreme Court hadn't tampered with the results,” raved Terry McAuliffe shortly after his election to Chairman of the Democratic National Committee in February 2001, “Al Gore would be president, George Bush would be back in Austin, and John Ashcroft would be home reading Southern Partisan magazine."

Rich Galen | September 20, 2013

President Barack Obama, fresh from having his lunch money taken from him by Russia’s Vladimir Putin, is flailing about trying to find someone he can shift the public’s attention to.

Michelle Malkin | September 20, 2013

Former Fla. GOP Gov. Jeb Bush, consummate politician and 2016 presidential aspirant, has now bitterly accused opponents of his federal education schemes of possessing "purely political" motives.

Hugh Hewitt | September 20, 2013

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is drawing a lot of ire and fire from the Beltway GOP.

Mark Davis | September 20, 2013

A riveting day has dawned. House Speaker John Boehner, long criticized for inconsistent conservative passion, is actually allowing members to vote on a budget bill that ties continued government operations to a defunding of Obamacare.

Kurt Schlichter | September 20, 2013

It would be awful if the Democrats decide that the latest massacre by a non-Tea Partier means it’s time for yet another high-profile Congressional push for gun control. Awful awesome.

Michael Barone | September 20, 2013

Presidents tend to set the agenda for their parties. Most of the party's members of Congress tend to go along.

Brent Bozell | September 20, 2013

After the Newtown school shooting, commentators on the Left expressed outrage that gun-rights groups were exploiting the attack to build membership in the wake of all the liberal demands for a federal crackdown on gun owners. Nine months later, they're curiously silent as Rupert Murdoch's cable network FX milks a fictional Catholic-school shooting for commercial gain.

Jonah Goldberg | September 20, 2013

The only real accountability for the Benghazi scandal will have to come in 2016.

David Limbaugh | September 20, 2013

Long lamented that President Obama has been making a consummate mess of America's foreign policy, most recently in Syria, yet polls don't seem to reflect that Americans are as atuned to Obama's incompetence as one might expect -- and hope.

Mona Charen | September 20, 2013

After every mass shooting, I write a variant of the same column. Perhaps I'll republish this one when the next attack happens.

John Ransom | September 20, 2013

While the nation uneasily prepares for the October 1 deadline for implementation of Obamacare, a potentially fatal rift has materialized in the most unlikely place – inside the Obama Administration itself, demonstrating once again how unready the country is for this law.

Pat Buchanan | September 20, 2013

Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck is sometimes credited with the proverb, "God has a special providence for fools, drunks and the United States of America. Observing the unfolding of the Syrian crisis, the Iron Chancellor was an insightful man.

Suzanne Fields | September 20, 2013

Miss America is back in town. After being exiled to Las Vegas for seven years, the pageant moved home to its birthplace for an end-of-summer carnival of kitsch and kicks, beautiful women romping in the sand and dipping toes in the sea, and showing their gams to the boardwalk empire.

Linda Chavez | September 20, 2013

The conservative push to defund Obamacare has no chance of succeeding as long as Democrats have a majority in the Senate. So why risk alienating voters?

Diana West | September 20, 2013

On the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 jihad attacks, John Jamason, of Palm Beach, Fla., posted the following comment on his personal Facebook page...

Donald Lambro | September 20, 2013

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke sent President Obama a report card this week, giving him another failing grade on the economy.

Mike Shedlock | September 20, 2013

Actually any price-inflation target is ridiculous. And didn't we go down this path before? Twice? The Fed has a history of blowing bubbles, and sweeping in after the crash.

Charles Payne | September 20, 2013

One can't help but wonder if Ben Bernanke is steering our economy too close to rocks and sooner or later may upend the entire nation on its side with a bloated Fed balance sheet.

Michael Schaus | September 20, 2013

The verbal art of tap dancing out of sticky situations is a requisite for the position of White House Press Secretary. And Jay Carney clearly aspires to be the Fred Astaire of the modern era.

Fritz Pfister | September 20, 2013

Obama 2010- “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. Like your insurance? You can keep your insurance, and your cost will go down on average by $2,500.”

Night Watch | September 20, 2013

Human Rights Watch published a useful report with a map that showed range rings for what its author considers the likely firing ranges and location for the two rockets examined by the UN inspectors. However, the Maps have some deep flaws.

Crista Huff | September 20, 2013

After many consecutive years of net losses, Rite Aid is expected to be profitable this year, and see earnings per share grow very aggressively going forward. The PE is quite low in comparison to the earnings growth, but the debt levels are extremely high.

Daniel J. Mitchell | September 20, 2013

As we get closer to the debt limit, the big spenders in Washington are becoming increasingly hysterical about the supposed possibility of default if politicians lose the ability to borrow more money.

Marita Noon | September 20, 2013

Obviously, by using scare tactics and fear mongering, the editors have bought into the propaganda of man-made climate change. They are frantically trying to gin up support and make believers out of those who are agnostic toward the politically driven agenda of "Global Warming."

Bob Beauprez | September 20, 2013

You remember the promise; "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan." By now you know that Barack Obama wasn't being truthful. . . But now it's getting personal.

Charlie Kirk | September 20, 2013

Most conservatives would be stunned if they found out their son or daughter is forced to learn from a book that is written by a former communist activist revolutionary.

Ransom Notes Radio | September 20, 2013

This week’s announcement that there would be no end to Quantitative Easing (in the near future) was the wrong kind of “good” news for the market. Bill Tatro joined the program to discuss the Legacy Bernanke is leaving behind.

Bill Gunderson | September 20, 2013

Here is a concept that is very important in the market—and I even saw it at work just last week when the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) finally kicked out three old duds.

Thu, Sep 19, 2013

Cliff May | September 19, 2013

Vladimir Putin and I are about the same age and we went to college at about the same time. As a matter of fact, we went to college together. No, really.

Rachel Marsden | September 19, 2013

It's heartbreaking that America is mourning the victims of yet another horrific shooting massacre -- this time as the result of a former Navy reservist opening fire in the Washington Navy Yard complex, killing 13 people (including himself) and injuring several others.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | September 19, 2013

Serendipitous events do not a strategy make.

Victor Davis Hanson | September 19, 2013

For the last 70 years, American higher education was assumed to be the pathway to upper-mobility and a rich shared-learning experience.

Larry Elder | September 19, 2013

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., after another mass shooting, predictably wasted no time in demanding still more gun control legislation.

John Ransom | September 19, 2013

If you really want to have an effect on gun violence, there are two relatively small groups in society we should target, both of which are even more unpopular with liberals and the Obama administration than guns are. Young, black men and old, white men.

Neal Boortz | September 19, 2013

Let’s be clear: I’m not a real Starbucks fan in the first place. The coffee is horribly expensive and, frankly, you can get a better cup for a quarter of the price at a Quick Trip.

Michael Reagan | September 19, 2013

The Idiots Against Guns in the media and Congress overdid it this time.

Cal Thomas | September 19, 2013

There is a tradition in politics that is similar to one in the legal profession: When evidence supports your position, make your argument based on the evidence, but when it argues against your position, ignore the evidence and appeal to emotion.

Ben Shapiro | September 19, 2013

Next week, "The Book of Matt" by famed investigative journalist Stephen Jiminez, is slotted for release.

Matt Towery | September 19, 2013

While speaking with another who is constantly polling and checking the pulse of the public, the conversation quickly moved to the inordinate fear that so-called "establishment Republicans" have of the "tea party."

Paul Driessen | September 19, 2013

Heartland Institute releases Climate Change Reconsidered report. Get it. Read it. Speak out.

Steve Chapman | September 19, 2013

The 21st century is the golden age of gun rights. All 50 states allow the carrying of concealed weapons.

Emmett Tyrrell | September 19, 2013

Avert your gaze! Show some respect for the deeply troubled. Richard Trumka, the portly president of the AFL-CIO, has come forward with a pathetic acknowledgment of organized labor's weakened condition, and I suggest compassion.

Mike Shedlock | September 19, 2013

The reaction to the FOMC no tapering news was a simple one: "Party on dudes, in anything and everything, and in a big way."

Bill Tatro | September 19, 2013

When a situation goes to extremes, it can result in either a great opportunity or the possibility of severe danger.

Michael Schaus | September 19, 2013

Um. . . Ok. I mean, well, it has increased our debt every other time it’s been raised. It almost seems like the President is using new Common-Core math standards in his explanation of the debt limit negotiations.

Charles Payne | September 19, 2013

These days listening to President Obama has become like listening to pop radio, not only is it the same song over and over but it's a song that we've heard decades ago.

Crista Huff | September 19, 2013

Walgreen Company plans to shift 120,000 employees to a private healthcare exchange, in a move designed to avoid the extraordinary financial burden of the Obama administration’s Affordable Healthcare Act.

Daniel J. Mitchell | September 19, 2013

Indeed, based on the actions of the current President and the former President, we can say with great confidence that French politicians compete over who can pursue the most misguided policies.

Peter Schiff | September 19, 2013

The Fed's failure to announce some sort of tapering of its QE program, despite the consensus of an overwhelming percentage of economists who expected action, once again reveals the degree to which mainstream analysts have overestimated the strength of our current economy.

Night Watch | September 19, 2013

China continues to tutor North Korea, but North Korea is an obdurate and unwilling learner.

Ransom Notes Radio | September 19, 2013

Remember that “independent” investigation Hillary Clinton’s State Department was going to launch to look into what happened in Benghazi? Well, it turns out it wasn’t so “independent”. Bob Beauprez joined the program to discuss the ongoing scandal surrounding the events in Benghazi.

Jerry Newcombe | September 19, 2013

For good or ill (often for ill), Hollywood wields enormous influence on the culture.

Bob Beauprez | September 19, 2013

America suffers from ADHD compounded by 24-7 media schizophrenia and a President with no clear sense of direction. One day the United States is standing on the brink of war with Syria, and a few days later Obama has moved on to political warfare with the Republicans.

Lincoln Brown | September 19, 2013

I am familiar with the argument that poor people are forced to live on junk food because it is cheaper than buying real food. But in the case of food-stamps, people aren’t buying anything. They aren’t being forced to make poor nutritional choices. They are being encouraged to do so.

Wed, Sep 18, 2013

Ann Coulter | September 18, 2013

There's been another mass shooting by a crazy person, and liberals still refuse to consider institutionalizing the dangerous mentally ill.

Donald Lambro | September 18, 2013

We now know that Barack Obama's national security warnings were written in disappearing ink that runs and fades the moment he gets into trouble.

Rich Galen | September 18, 2013

We have spoken of this before: The veneer of civilization is very, very thin.

Bob Barr | September 18, 2013

Less than a year since the last mass shooting, the nation finds itself grieving again.

Nita Ghei | September 18, 2013

Against all odds, part of the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) forced the federal government to enact $1.2 trillion in spending cuts over nine fiscal years.

Michael Brown | September 18, 2013

The article in the NY Daily News about the release of Grand Theft Auto V, a video game expected to make one billion dollars in the first month, began with these words: “The game of crime pays — even in the wake of another gun massacre.”

Michelle Malkin | September 18, 2013

Forget gun control. America needs government control. Have you noticed the common thread among several mass killings and homeland security incidents lately?

John Stossel | September 18, 2013

What's up with so many Democrats wanting missile strikes on Syria, while Republicans balk? I'm told Republicans are the war party.

Walter E. Williams | September 18, 2013

The new college academic year has begun, and unfortunately, so has student indoctrination. Let's look at some of it.

Brent Bozell | September 18, 2013

President Obama barely noticed, but there was a horrific mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday.

Jonah Goldberg | September 18, 2013

Chemical weapons are evil, but you could also say they're a curse.

John Ransom | September 18, 2013

Two things have happened with the climate debate recently that reveals that climate change apologists—better known as Europeans-- owe the rest of us an apology.

Ken Blackwell | September 18, 2013

President Obama’s whispers to Russia’s then-President Dmitri Medvedev were picked up on a hot mic. “This is my last election,” the president confided to the Russian under his breath, “after my election, I’ll have more flexibility.”

Terry Jeffrey | September 18, 2013

Six months ago, Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston made a very simple and straightforward request to House Speaker John Boehner and other members of the House of Representatives.

Austin Bay | September 18, 2013

The case of former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden remains unresolved. The UPI claims the "fugitive secrets leaker" is currently holed up at a secret location in Russia.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | September 18, 2013

Daniel Webster famously observed that, “The power to tax is the power to destroy.” We often see arguments over taxes framed as conflicts between the compassionate and the miserly.

Paul Greenberg | September 18, 2013

It's all settled. Russia and the United States have agreed that Bashar al-Assad's impressive arsenal of chemical weapons will be inventoried, secured and destroyed by the middle of next year, give or take a few months.

Jacob Sullum | September 18, 2013

Last month, 296 days after voters in Colorado and Washington decided to legalize marijuana, the U.S. Justice Department responded with a memo that leans toward accommodation rather than confrontation.

Roger Schlesinger | September 18, 2013

While trying to relax after a long day at work I heard the most startling announcement on the news: it is time to try out for the Rose Queen in Pasadena. There were approximately 100 girls and 8 young men who are trying out. Really!

Ken Connor | September 18, 2013

In the last 50 years or so, America has become a nation obsessed with rights.

Dave Ramsey | September 18, 2013

Don’t pay for property that isn’t in your name. Land contracts, or contracts for deed, are dangerous for the buyer and just plain stupid!

Ralph Benko | September 18, 2013

Two years ago, Hollywood, no kidding, masterminded a plot to, in effect, steal the Internet (by criminalizing certain conduct, booby trapping the Web in ways that few non-mega-corporations can cope with).

Mike Shedlock | September 18, 2013

Public unions can scream all they want, but the entire defined benefit pension system is insolvent. There is no choice other than pension haircuts.

Daniel J. Mitchell | September 18, 2013

It is remarkably simple to balance the budget with a modest amount of spending restraint. Based on Congressional Budget Office data, we can balance the budget in just three years if spending grows by “only” 1 percent per year.

George Jarkesy | September 18, 2013

In March of this year, former Vice President Al Gore announced that he was in favor of a "carbon tax." The wording is strange, as carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe.

Crista Huff | September 18, 2013

We’ve been cautious on Target stock all year. The company has been plagued with earnings misses, now projected down 9% for the year.

Night Watch | September 18, 2013

The methods and techniques described in the report appear careful and professional. One problem is the size of the samples really do not support the sweeping conclusions.

Charles Payne | September 18, 2013

Ben Bernanke understands the Fed must be able to jawbone Main Street into action based on the knowledge that the organization can be counted on to follow up on intentions.

Bill Gunderson | September 18, 2013

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, 2013 has been the year of domestic stocks. Small and mid-cap domestic stocks are the hottest places to be in the market this year—for whatever reason.

Ransom Notes Radio | September 18, 2013

Maybe we should start asking “where’s America’s next Calvin Coolidge?” Amity Shlaes joined the program to discuss the unique conservative nature of Coolidge.

Tue, Sep 17, 2013

Todd Starnes | September 17, 2013

A Tennessee high school has decided to revise its field trip policy after a group of freshmen were taken to an Islamic mosque where they were given copies of the Koran and while a student who opted out of the trip was given a worksheet that alleged Muslims treated their conquered people better than the United States treated minorities.

Ryan Williams | September 17, 2013

By voting last week to officially bring affiliated nonunion “worker centers” under its tent, the AFL-CIO raised the stakes on Big Labor’s latest campaign to unionize service sector businesses including retailers and restaurants.

Armstrong Williams | September 17, 2013

One of the founding principles of our great republic is stated in the first line, second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal…” The idea of equality governs our interactions and expectations.

Rachel Alexander | September 17, 2013

Americans appear to have begun entering a more conservative phase, reflected in part by the popularity of the family-oriented, God-loving TV show Duck Dynasty.

Michael Schaus | September 17, 2013

After getting scolded by the Department of Energy for paying employees (with taxpayer dollars) to play cards and volunteer at local charities, the manufacturer of the Lithium-ion batteries for Chevy Volts finally got their assembly lines moving. . . Only to shut them down again because of “environmental concerns.”

Thomas Sowell | September 17, 2013

Political crusades for raising the minimum wage are back again. Advocates of minimum wage laws often give themselves credit for being more "compassionate" towards "the poor." But they seldom bother to check what are the actual consequences of such laws.

Thomas Sowell | September 17, 2013

A survey of American economists found that 90 percent of them regarded minimum wage laws as increasing the rate of unemployment among low-skilled workers. Inexperience is often the problem. Only about 2 percent of Americans over the age of 24 earned the minimum wage.

Marco Rubio | September 17, 2013

Over the next two weeks, the sad spectacle that is Washington will be on full display as Congress and President Obama debate yet another short-term spending plan, also known as a continuing resolution (CR).

Scottie Hughes | September 17, 2013

Yesterday, in the wake of the tragic attack at the Washington Navy Yard, Russia’s parliamentary foreign affairs chief, Alexey Pushkov, gloated about the shooting.

Chuck Norris | September 17, 2013

Last week, WCSC-TV reported that after Benjamin and Hope Jordan relocated to Charleston, S.C., they needed to find a baby sitter for their 7-month-old son, Finn, but what they found was a wolf in sheep's clothing.

John Hawkins | September 17, 2013

The majority of Americans are Christians, but we're not treated with respect by the culture, the schools, or by our politicians.

Michael Barone | September 17, 2013

Republicans have been getting a lot of advice on how they should change their party ever since Mitt Romney's defeat in November 2012. They need it.

David Limbaugh | September 17, 2013

New York Times columnist David Brooks argued on PBS' "NewsHour" Friday night that "Sen. Ted Cruz and similar legislators" are obstructionists who care more about undermining the Republican establishment than advancing legislation.

Mona Charen | September 17, 2013

Mitt Romney's iPod playlist featured Johnny Cash, Frankie Valli, the Beach Boys and the Soggy Bottom Boys. Barack Obama's iPod had, the president assured his fans, something for everyone --

John Ransom | September 17, 2013

Obamacare has been likened to a “disaster,” a “trainwreck” and other implacable forces of nature or accident that gouge out the health, wealth and well-being of a community. But what is a flood, in terms of life and limb, when Obamacare looms over the country as a whole?

Cal Thomas | September 17, 2013

Expecting Syria to live up to an agreement between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for the cataloging,

Dennis Prager | September 17, 2013

In his speech to the nation on Syria last week, the president twice emphasized that America is not the "world's policeman." According to polls, most Americans agree.

Pat Buchanan | September 17, 2013

This summer produced a triumph of American patriotism. A grassroots coalition arose to demand Congress veto any war on Syria.

Rich Tucker | September 17, 2013

Last year, for one day only, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania put the oldest known copy of the Constitution on display to, fittingly, mark Constitution Day.

Bill Murchison | September 17, 2013

Fresh from terrorizing the Russians and bringing everlasting peace to a war-torn Middle East, Barack Obama undertook Monday to work on the Republicans the same tactics that worked so resoundingly on the trembling Vladimir Putin.

Rebecca Hagelin | September 17, 2013

Rebecca Ann Sedwick was only 12 years old. But she hurled herself off of the top of an abandoned building last week in Florida in order to free herself from the daily torment of her peers.

Robert Knight | September 17, 2013

In 2008, when Barack Obama was running for his first term as president, we learned that differing with him on any issue, anytime, anywhere, was evidence of racism.

Larry Kudlow | September 17, 2013

President Obama doomed Summer's candidacy months ago with his repeated rebuttals to attacks on Summers. A buzz then developed that a Chairman Summers would be Obama’s guy, sort of the way Arthur Burns was Dick Nixon’s guy years ago.

Marvin Olasky | September 17, 2013

But even a washed-up celeb can find the promise of a new season.

Mike Shedlock | September 17, 2013

Common sense won out twice in Wisconsin in the past two weeks. On September 11, Wisconsin Act 10 upheld in another federal court challenge.

Bill Tatro | September 17, 2013

The thinking goes that Larry would continue to taper, yet this confuses me because Larry has always been a governmental Wall Street advocate.

Daniel J. Mitchell | September 17, 2013

As an advocate of small government, I’m often distressed that I sometimes have to rely on Republicans in Washington to fight statism. But, as bad as Republicans are, there’s no way they could be as bad as the faux Conservative Party in the United Kingdom.

Charles Payne | September 17, 2013

Once again it makes one wonder why Summers and his baggage were considered in the first place. That's like deciding to jump in the middle of a foreign civil war after 100,000 deaths.

Katie Gage | September 17, 2013

Aptly nicknamed the Motor City, Detroit was once a driving force behind American economic growth. In the first half of the 20th Century, the city had a thriving economy and burgeoning population, largely a function of its powerful automobile manufacturing industry.

Crista Huff | September 17, 2013

Wall Street expects Alexion to increase earnings per share 42% in 2013. The stock price is up 30% since we said “buy” in February; currently in a sideways trading pattern.

Krista Kafer | September 17, 2013

Now that Michigan State University Professor William Penn is on temporary hiatus for his crazed classroom rant against Republicans, parents can breathe a sigh of relief and know that their college students are safe from indoctrination and bullying.

Bill Gunderson | September 17, 2013

If a CEO wants to work in an environment where he can do anything he wants and no one will notice for two years, I suggest he get a job running the Department of Energy.

Ransom Notes Radio | September 17, 2013

Is anyone else terribly uncomfortable about how much the Fed is driving the market right now? Daniel J Mitchell, from Cato, also joined the program to discuss the growing sense of statism in Washington DC.

Mon, Sep 16, 2013

Paul Greenberg | September 16, 2013

And so it begins. Call it The Long Stall -- and, no, that's not the name of a Raymond Chandler detective novel. It's the name of the oldest trick in any world-class aggressor's book.

Rich Galen | September 16, 2013

Larry Summers will not be the 15th Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Michael Brown | September 16, 2013

In light of the recent, shocking revelations about abortion clinic horrors, including all kinds of health code violations, it would only be logical to think that state governments would be reading the riot act to these clinics, telling them if they want to stay open, they had better comply with the law.

Dan Holler | September 16, 2013

While proponents of Obamacare are becoming harder to find, those that remain seem to be living in an alternate universe.

David Dewhurst | September 16, 2013

Ten years ago this week, the Texas Legislature took decisive action to improve access to healthcare and reduce frivolous medical liability lawsuits filed by personal injury trial lawyers. In passing medical liability reform, Texas strengthened the underpinnings of our economy, caught the attention of quality doctors from across the country and set a standard that our nation would be wise to emulate.

Star Parker | September 16, 2013

Whether we are talking about respect for a nation or for an individual, nothing undermines respect more than duplicity -- saying one thing and acting differently.

John Ransom | September 16, 2013

The wealth effect of liberal policies, which seems to infect only a favored few in our society and on Wall Street, will continue papering over any missteps, flaws or fallacies that the liberals want to foist on a trusting public. Year after, year, after year, after year, after year.

Katie Kieffer | September 16, 2013

John Kerry burped. Excuse him. That’s how he does foreign policy. Don a burping pad before asking him questions; you never know whether he will spit out war or peace.

Matt Barber | September 16, 2013

It was Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 6, 2013. The huge hall was overflowing, the convention sold out. Over 1,200 attendees, with many spilling out into the foyer, eagerly awaited the announcement. What would this safe, moral and non-sexualized alternative to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) look like?

Mike Shedlock | September 16, 2013

This is what happens when Fed policies benefit the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.

Michael Schaus | September 16, 2013

Say hello to Big Brother. . . Again. As if the information collected through the NSA, IRS, and FBI weren’t enough, now the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (doesn't that Orwellian named entity give you the full body shivers?) has decided to monitor roughly 80% of all debit or credit card transactions.

David Sterman | September 16, 2013

Does the rising level of short interest in Sprint and AT&T have anything to do with possible imminent announcements from Google, GlobalStar, the FCC, Amazon, or others? That's possible. But short sellers may also be looking at other issues.

Tad DeHaven | September 16, 2013

Below the jump is a CR one-pager produced by the House Appropriations Committee–presumably for distribution to the flock– that supports the appearance of an attempt to manufacture angst over defense cuts.

Daniel J. Mitchell | September 16, 2013

When Sarah Silverman put together a pro-gun control video mocking the idea of a “black NRA,” I was prepared to laugh.

Political Calculations | September 16, 2013

In looking at the chart, we see that the expectations for future dividends per share changed first on Monday, 26 August 2013, dropping by 11 cents per share, and was proportionately followed a day later by S&P 500 stock prices, which dropped by $33 per share.

Morgan Brittany | September 16, 2013

When Obamacare kicks in, the wealthy will get to keep their healthcare. So will Congress, staffers, and others who got waivers from Obama. I guarantee the Unions will be next. The poor will get government subsidies to pay for Obamacare, but what about the rest of us?

Sun, Sep 15, 2013

Kurt Schlichter | September 15, 2013

Somewhere, up there, Andrew Breitbart is celebrating. On September 10, 2013, the legendary gadfly whose huge heart gave out far too soon chalked up a three more big wins in his campaign to take America back from the hypocritical liberal snobs he despised.

Derek Hunter | September 15, 2013

It’s a sad day for the United States when the president of any other country, but especially Russia, can outmaneuver our president and successfully claim the moral high ground on anything.

John Ransom | September 15, 2013

You apparently are OK with the targeting of groups by political affiliation practiced by the IRS, the seizure of phone records of the AP and Fox News, the Benghazi cover up, the DOJ ignoring voter suppression when it’s practiced by the Black Panther party, Fast and Furious, etc., etc., but you’re still outraged at Bush about Abu Ghraib.

Doug Giles | September 15, 2013

Running a news and an opinion website in the age of Obama can some times be a bleak task, simply by the sheer tonnage of sewage this administration and this culture are belching out.

Debra J. Saunders | September 15, 2013

In 2012, the federal government paid some $5 billion in direct payments to farmers of wheat, corn, barley, oats, cotton, rice, soybeans, peanuts and other crops -- except the recipients cannot all be farmers.

Bruce Bialosky | September 15, 2013

Both sides of the political debate think the other is way off in their thought patterns. The Left loves to repeat their mantra that the Right is ignorant of science.

Steve Chapman | September 15, 2013

Everyone elected president comes into office modeling himself on some predecessor: Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan.

Marjorie Dannenfelser | September 15, 2013

A Durham abortion facility became the third to close down either temporarily or permanently last week due to health violations.

Mark Baisley | September 15, 2013

This was big news across the country, covered by all the networks and all the radio talk show personalities. But something far more significant than a recall had taken place in Colorado; something revolutionary. The old guard watched and the grassroots won.

Mike Shedlock | September 15, 2013

I wanted to call them, but there is no number, just online forms, then they call you.

Political Calculations | September 15, 2013

The sluggish growth rates observed in the past several months is not surprising given that the U.S. has only just exited a period of microrecession in August 2013.

Crista Huff | September 15, 2013

I never knew a client who bought IPO shares on the open market once it began trading. It was understood that would have been insanely foolish, because the share price was so inflated.

Daniel J. Mitchell | September 15, 2013

I’m almost at the point where I feel sorry for Obamacare supporters. There’s been a growing avalanche of bad news about government-run healthcare and they somehow have to justify this festering pile of you-know-what.

Tad DeHaven | September 15, 2013

The House leadership now finds itself, once again, in the same pickle. Congress, once again, did not complete a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. That means a continuing resolution (CR) will be necessary to keep the government open on October 1st.

Michael Tanner | September 15, 2013

While everyone’s attention has been justifiably focused on whether or not we will be going to war in Syria, a pair of important fiscal deadlines has been quietly sneaking up on us.

Marita Noon | September 15, 2013

Conservatives have a right to be rejoicing. As Jerry Bowyer points out in Forbes: “the Anglosphere is now post progressive. The English speaking nations of the world: England, New Zealand, Canada and now Australia are governed by conservatives."

Ransom Notes Radio | September 15, 2013

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo stopped by this week to talk about the prospects of the gun grabbers going down to defeat in Colorado on the backs of a message delivered by grassroots activists. And defeat they did. Oh, boy, did they ever.

Paul Jacob | September 15, 2013

Citizens were outspent, as usual, but the insiders were outgunned - at the polls.