Sat, Nov 16, 2013

John Hawkins | November 16, 2013

Losing to Barack Obama in 2012 shook the confidence of many Republicans and it's easy to understand why. After all, if you lose to the worst President in history, what does that say about you?

John C. Goodman | November 16, 2013

For the past six years President Obama and the Democrats in Congress have waged a relentless attack on the health insurance industry. In the most recent iteration, the president assures us he is not responsible for the wave of health insurance policy cancellations. The insurance companies are.

John Ransom | November 16, 2013

Today nothing of significance happens without a plan written by some government bureaucrats, approved by other government bureaucrats, who then grant permission to another set of government bureaucrats to study the problem in conjunction with lawyers/lobbyists who then consult their friends on ways to make matters worse.

Rich Tucker | November 16, 2013

Ever since Abraham Lincoln delivered his stirring Gettysburg Address at that great battlefield in Pennsylvania 150 years ago, people have been parsing it.

Mike Shedlock | November 16, 2013

Numerous cities have filed for bankruptcy in recent years, and many more cities are on the brink. The reason is untenable union wages, and more importantly untenable pension promises.

John Browne | November 16, 2013

Last month, Americans were transfixed by the amateur theatrics undertaken by the Washington political establishment in connection with the debt ceiling crisis. The bad faith, poor tactics and wholesale avoidance of reality were offered by all players in very large doses.

Steve Deace | November 16, 2013

There is no “Obamacare fix.” There is only a cure.

Jack Kerwick | November 16, 2013

Charles Krauthammer is typically held in the highest regard by some media personalities on the right.The same can be said for George Will.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 16, 2013

Now that the law’s been passed and implemented, the American people are finally finding out what’s in it (per Nancy Pelosi) and they’re not happy. Indeed, they’re so unhappy that our overseers in Washington are scrambling to mitigate the political fallout.

Night Watch | November 16, 2013

Government security forces recently intercepted one of the largest truck bombs ever built, a massive "vehicle-borne improvised explosive device," or VBIED, packed with some 61,500 pounds of explosives. The Hino heavy cargo truck was stopped as it crossed into Afghanistan from Pakistan south of Peshawar.

Fritz Pfister | November 16, 2013

Keep an eye on consumer confidence now that President Obama has shattered what remained of the trust people could place in him.

Jeff Crouere | November 16, 2013

Opponents of President Obama have plenty of ammunition to use as they criticize his second term agenda. Almost all of these critics have focused their attention on Obama’s policies, not his race. Despite the facts, the President’s defenders continually use the race card to invalidate criticism from his opponents.

Ransom Notes Radio | November 16, 2013

Donald Rumsfeld joined Ransom Notes Radio to discuss his rules for success, and his thoughts about leadership. According to Rumsfeld, the scandals that are plaguing the White House are creating a perfect storm of distrust and failure.

Fri, Nov 15, 2013

Paul Greenberg | November 15, 2013

It is only a week away. Next Friday will be November 22nd and the 50th anniversary. Dallas is steeling itself for the attention, the crowds, the people everywhere with their smartphones taking pictures.

Humberto Fontova | November 15, 2013

How often do outfits like The New York Times, Salon, Politco, HuffPo, NPR and Media Matters gang up on a fellow pinko like CBS?

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

Ask a cancer patient about the need for affordable health care. The issue of healthcare quality is very personal to me. As a former cancer patient, I couldn’t believe the out-of-pocket expenses that drastically affected my monthly budget! But affordable is only one aspect of the equation. Affordability should not produce poor quality. Yet it often does.

Caroline Glick | November 15, 2013

What happened in Geneva last week was the most significant international event since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The collapse of the Soviet Union signaled the rise of the United States as the sole global superpower.

Michael Schaus | November 15, 2013

One of Obamacare’s primary architects, MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, has described the millions who have lost their insurance as “genetic lottery winners”. He says they should be forced to pay more for coverage because they are lucky enough to be healthy.

Michelle Malkin | November 15, 2013

The silence is deafening. A depraved photographer accused of abusing and exploiting young models enjoys access to the entertainment industry's hottest female stars, from Rihanna to Lady Gaga to Beyonce to Miley Cyrus. He counts "progressive" feminist celebs among his most intimate friends. He's even photographed President Obama. But when confronted with his sordid history and career degradation of women, these elite friends of Terry have nothing to say.

Brent Bozell | November 15, 2013

The Motion Picture Association of America put the modern movie-ratings system in place in 1968 for parents to protect children under 18 from ultraviolent or sexually explicit material. Since 1968, avant-garde leftists have been trying to knock this voluntary system down.

Jonah Goldberg | November 15, 2013

Watching President Obama's press conference Thursday, I almost started humming the old ditty the "Farmer in the Dell" because all I could think was: "The cheese stands alone."

David Limbaugh | November 15, 2013

I don't know how President Obama could get more surreal. At this point, it's hard to tell whether he's more dishonest or delusional.

Mona Charen | November 15, 2013

The World Economic Forum has issued its annual report on the gender gap worldwide, and it has received respectful notice from the usual places (PBS, CNN, The Washington Post). But any report that places the United States below Cuba, the Philippines and South Africa deserves a little skepticism. In fact, the WEF places the U.S. 23rd in the world, below the Scandinavian countries, and those just named, but also below Lesotho.

Linda Chavez | November 15, 2013

The rate of teen pregnancy in the United States has fallen dramatically over the last two decades -- 52 percent -- though in the developed world, it still remains the highest.

Michael Barone | November 15, 2013

Colorado, writes National Journal's always insightful Ronald Brownstein, is "America, writ small." "A microcosm," he goes on, "of the forces destabilizing American politics."

John Ransom | November 15, 2013

Today nothing of significance happens without a plan written by some government bureaucrats, approved by other government bureaucrats, who then grant permission to another set of government bureaucrats to study the problem in conjunction with lawyers/lobbyists who then consult their friends on ways to make matters worse.

Neil McCabe | November 15, 2013

Every political science major should be taught that a bill with the words “free market” in the title is not a bill freeing a market.

Cal Thomas | November 15, 2013

Three famous men died on Nov. 22, 1963. The one getting the most attention, understandably, is John F. Kennedy. Less so the other two: Aldous Huxley, author of the futuristic novel "Brave New World," and Clive Staples Lewis.

Pat Buchanan | November 15, 2013

"Pope Francis doesn't want cultural warriors; he doesn't want ideologues," said Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash.

Suzanne Fields | November 15, 2013

John F. Kennedy became more myth than man with his assassination, a half-century ago this month.

Diana West | November 15, 2013

On Saturday, Nov. 16, the United States marks a milestone: the 80th anniversary of when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt recognized the Soviet Union and "normalized" U.S.-USSR relations. It is a day that should live in infamy.

Paul Greenberg | November 15, 2013

It's not just the American economy that has a deficit problem but American law. Call it a deficit of common sense.

Donald Lambro | November 15, 2013

Have the federal budget cuts, known as "sequestration," had any impact on your personal life? How about the 16-day, partial government shutdown?

Mike Shedlock | November 15, 2013

?With pressure from Democrats, Obama has relented. He again says you can keep your plan. This time he really means it, but only for a year, and only if the insurer is willing to bring the plan back.

Mike Shedlock | November 15, 2013

?With pressure from Democrats, Obama has relented. He again says you can keep your plan. This time he really means it, but only for a year, and only if the insurer is willing to bring the plan back.

Earl Tilford | November 15, 2013

“Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the United States was too strong.” --Ronald Reagan

David Williams | November 15, 2013

As is par for the course in recent years, House conservatives again find themselves the vanguard against big-spending machinations from the Executive Branch and the Senate.

Vincent Vernuccio | November 15, 2013

Imagine someone goes to your boss and strikes a deal.

Charles Payne | November 15, 2013

Well, last night an interesting battle for the best double speak and smoke-blowing became intense after Cisco (CSCO) posted its earnings results. Already, with a substantial lead, was Kathleen Sebelius and her belated update on how many people have actually enrolled in the new healthcare exchanges. Here's a hint...not many.

Night Watch | November 15, 2013

The Chinese Communist Leadership are employing some free-market phrases to help push more government-directed control over the region's economic system.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 15, 2013

France is a nation that prides itself of redistribution to “help” the poor while Hong Kong is famous for having the most economic freedom of any jurisdiction. Now look at the actual data, and ask yourself whether you’d rather be a poor person in France or Hong Kong?

Political Calculations | November 15, 2013

The bottom line is that California's failure to process new applications for unemployment insurance benefits for newly laid off workers in the state sharply skewed the national data downward. Because the state had to eventually play catch up, those numbers were then inflated in the weeks following their typical display of ineptitude.

Ransom Notes Radio | November 15, 2013

Doesn’t it seem strange that the President has to take soooo many Constitutionally-questionable actions in order to implement Obamacare? Michael Tanner joined the program to talk about the President’s extrajudicial “solution” to the problems caused by his broken promises.

Thu, Nov 14, 2013

Cliff May | November 14, 2013

At the eleventh hour, Paris refused to sign concessions to the "children of the revolution."

Lee Schalk | November 14, 2013

While New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races dominated headlines last week, the most fascinating election story wasn’t on the East Coast. It was in Colorado, where Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates chipped in millions to fund a $1 billion income tax hike campaign, only to see it handily defeated by nearly a 2-1 margin—proof that the threat of a massive tax hike can transform a moderate electorate into a throng of fiscal conservatives.

Hugh Hewitt | November 14, 2013

Hillary isn't going to be happy with MIT's Jon Gruber, the "father of Obamacare." Especially since she is the "grandmother of Obamacare" and Gruber is confirming her maternity once-removed of the most unpopular law in three generations.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | November 14, 2013

Autumn has always been a transitional season for me. As a child, I saw it as the time when the carefree days of summer changed to conform with the structure and requirements of school. The same held true through college and graduate school.

Victor Davis Hanson | November 14, 2013

The United States has ridden -- and tamed -- the wild global tiger since the end of World War II. The frantic ride has been dangerous, to us, but a boon to humanity.

Derek Hunter | November 14, 2013

When Bill Clinton speaks, Democrats listen. But Bill Clinton, as we know all too well, is not an honest broker. He does what’s best for himself first, people also named Clinton second – and, if there is time left, others.

Larry Elder | November 14, 2013

When PunditFact -- the new offspring from the folks at PolitiFact -- contacted me, they wanted sources for "all of the claims" in the following statement I made Nov. 4 on CNN's "Crossfire": "In 1900, at all three levels of government -- federal, state and local -- government took less than 10 percent of the American people's money. Now, we're talking about 35 percent, and when you add a dollar value to mandates, we're talking almost 50 percent."

Ken Blackwell | November 14, 2013

Christians are certainly familiar with Jesus’ words to the woman at the well. “Salvation is from the Jews,” he tells her in John 4:22. And this has always stood as a stumbling block to anti-Semitism in the Church. It is hard to imagine how one can be a true Christian and be an anti-Semite, too.

Michael Reagan | November 14, 2013

America finally understands Obamacare.

Debra J. Saunders | November 14, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner told reporters Wednesday that the GOP leadership has no intention of going to conference committee on the Senate's comprehensive immigration bill passed in June.

Rich Galen | November 14, 2013

Since the grand opening of - the federal home of Obamacare - on October 1, 2013, the federal government has been able to sign up only 26,794 people.

Emmett Tyrrell | November 14, 2013

They are at it again. They are again telling Republicans and conservatives how dreadful their political condition really is. I am speaking, of course, of the voices of the Kultursmog, and to hear them tell it we are in a hell of a heap. We lost the governorship of Virginia. Even worse, we won the governorship of New Jersey. What dreadful news.

Steve Chapman | November 14, 2013

No issue in recent years has polarized Americans as much as Obamacare.

Kristan Hawkins | November 14, 2013

There are four late-term abortionists remaining in the United States, and half of them practice their gruesome profession in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Mike Shedlock | November 14, 2013

In Switzerland, enough signatures have been gathered to put a "free money" proposal on the ballot. To collect, all you have to do is breathe. Rich and poor alike would get the money.

Charles Payne | November 14, 2013

The market is gyrating a bit, and that's natural for the kind of run experienced over the past five years, but the growing chorus of bubbles and crashes make normalcy more unnerving. This harkens back to the famous (or infamous) irrational exuberance comments from Alan Greenspan.

Political Calculations | November 14, 2013

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was set up with a slush fund of one billion dollars to support the implementation of Obamacare. If we go by the department's summary of its Fiscal Year 2014 budget proposal, it would appear to have already burned through $811 million.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 14, 2013

Some Obamacare proponents are using sex as a selling point to trick young people into buying over-priced insurance through exchanges. Chris Moody of Yahoo! News reports that subsidized birth control is the focus.

George Jarkesy | November 14, 2013

Barack Obama's nomination of Fed governor Janet Yellen to be the next central bank chieftain is nothing but extraordinary when we consider how closely Mrs. Yellen has been to the policies of the current Fed ruler, Ben Bernanke.

Bill Gunderson | November 14, 2013

I cannot help but compare this company to (PCLN). I wrote about Priceline in my book a few years ago and I continue to own the stock. It has been one of the best performing stock in the entire market over the last one, three, five, and ten years!

Ransom Notes Radio | November 14, 2013

The GOP can win. . . And Newt Gingrich – the last man who successfully made DC do something it really didn’t want to do – has the blue print. John Ransom talked to Gingrich about his plan. Also Michael Schaus talks about the government’s insatiable appetite to limit freedom of choice.

Jerry Newcombe | November 14, 2013

If you’ve been pro-life for any length of time, you know it’s easy to develop battle fatigue.

Wed, Nov 13, 2013

Ann Coulter | November 13, 2013

In a weird confluence of the nation's two most pressing issues -- Obamacare and our insane immigration laws -- this week we found out that the tens of thousands of "navigators" hired by the government to enroll people in Obamacare will include convicted felons.

Bob Barr | November 13, 2013

In observational experiments, researchers constantly battle a phenomenon called the “Hawthorne effect,” where subjects of experiments alter their behavior when aware of being studied.

Hugh Hewitt | November 13, 2013

Dianne Feinstein is outside, and she wants to come in and help. Thats' right, one of the most ardent of the pro-Obamacare voices in the Senate now wants to join the self-appointed fire brigade trying to contain the five alarm blaze known as Obamacare.

Michael Schaus | November 13, 2013

Jared Bernstein, the man who was formerly responsible for advising Vice President Joe Biden on economic matters (wow . . . that would be a daunting task), has said that if Obama is a socialist, he’s “the worst socialist in history.” I assume this was not meant as an assessment on Obama’s competency.

Thomas Sowell | November 13, 2013

In opposing ObamaCare, the Tea Party took a position that increasing numbers of Americans agree with, now that ObamaCare's potential for disaster is becoming clearer by the day. But in trying to defund ObamaCare without the Congressional votes to do so, the Tea Party made a major tactical mistake.

Michelle Malkin | November 13, 2013

Liberal marketing gurus here in Colorado are masters of Obamacare distraction. While customers struggle to apply through the still-broken health insurance exchange and consumers grapple with cancellation notices, these hipster ad designers are partying it up.

John Stossel | November 13, 2013

I didn't know what a libertarian was when I started reporting. I was just another liberal. I knew the Republicans were icky, and Democrats were more like me -- except they didn't care about debt.

Walter E. Williams | November 13, 2013

According to some estimates, there are more than 100 million traffic signals in the U.S., but whatever the number, how many of us would like Washington, in the name of public health and safety, to be in sole charge of their operation?

Brent Bozell | November 13, 2013

As the Obamacare fiasco deepens and broadens, and one watches the panic enveloping Team Obama, which strategy looks more desperate: Defending the indefensible or savaging critics as somehow responsible for this mess?

Jonah Goldberg | November 13, 2013

"Character is what you do when no one is watching."

Terry Jeffrey | November 13, 2013

It will be brought to you by the same people now bringing you Obamacare.

Ben Shapiro | November 13, 2013

The left is scared to death that its favored 2016 candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, could be on the ropes. Hillary's favorable ratings are down dramatically from when she left office -- in April 2013, her favorability rating stood at 56 percent, but by the end of October, it had dropped to 46 percent.

Austin Bay | November 13, 2013

Cats don't herd, nor do entrepreneurs -- until they have to.

Paul Greenberg | November 13, 2013

The management wasn't quite ready to admit it, maybe even to itself, but the Happy Ending had already been written. All the players had to do was follow the script.

Donald Lambro | November 13, 2013

Barack Obama's presidency is falling apart, as a growing number of Americans now realize his promises of prosperity and jobs were bogus and his health care law a fabric of lies.

Rachel Marsden | November 13, 2013

The Geneva talks on Iranian nukes have turned into a "pull my finger" charade.

Susan Stamper Brown | November 13, 2013

The world spins, the seasons change, someone breaks a sweat in November -- and the next thing we know, liberals find another excuse to grow the government.

Tom Purcell | November 13, 2013

Sheesh, what did they expect?

Mike Shedlock | November 13, 2013

It is truly pathetic watching politicians flop like fish out of water trying to prevent something that was clearly inevitable long ago.

Charles Payne | November 13, 2013

The fact is Friday's session might have been the most significant this year. It was the first time stocks rallied on "good" news after first tumbling over tapering fears.

Political Calculations | November 13, 2013

Don't feel bad about the employment situation of the federal government's nonessential employees. All are receiving back pay for not working during the furlough. We suppose that's one way of saying that the U.S. Congress did not recognize any difference in their work output during that time.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 13, 2013

I routinely (some would say repetitively) argue that the burden of government spending is a drag on the economy because labor and capital are being misallocated via the political process.

Mark W. Hendrickson | November 13, 2013

In economics, the first lesson I teach my pupils is the lesson of things that are seen and things that are not seen. Actions produce some effects that are readily apparent and others that are not.

Ken Connor | November 13, 2013

It has been said that success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan. Not so in the current political milieu.

Daniel Pipes | November 13, 2013

That the socialist French government of François Hollande just blocked a bad deal with Tehran, emerging as the hero of the Geneva negotiations, is on one level a huge surprise. But it also follows logically from the passivity of the Obama administration.

Ransom Notes Radio | November 13, 2013

A quick show of hands: Who thinks supporting Obamacare will be a beneficial platform in 2014? Okay, thanks Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. . . You can put your hand down now. Most sane people understand Obamacare is a liability – even if they aren’t perfectly clear on why.

Tue, Nov 12, 2013

Denny Weinberg | November 12, 2013

The Health Insurance industry has long understood that the realities of a stable insurance market would never make us the most popular industry in the nation.

Michael Brown | November 12, 2013

The article’s headline was absolutely shocking: “Maryland Middle School Requires Children To Cross Dress For ‘LGBTQ Appreciation Day’,” and not surprisingly, the article quickly went viral. The good news is that it was a hoax.

Todd Starnes | November 12, 2013

Two Baptist chaplains said they were forced out of a Veterans Affairs chaplain training program after they refused orders to stop quoting the Bible and to stop praying in the name of Jesus.

Thomas Sowell | November 12, 2013

Third parties have had an unbroken record of failure in American presidential politics. So it was refreshing to see in the Tea Party an insurgent movement, mainly of people who were not professional politicians, but who nevertheless had the good sense to see that their only chance of getting their ideals enacted into public policies was within one of the two major parties.

Chuck Norris | November 12, 2013

In 2007, a group of governors and state education chiefs got together to try to remedy the declining and degraded U.S. public academic system. Their goal was to establish a new set of standards that better prepared kids for college, careers and their ever-changing, hyper-connected and globally competitive world.

John Hawkins | November 12, 2013

It's frustrating enough that the Republican Party shoots itself in the foot over and over again, but it's particularly aggravating that the ones who do it always seem to think of themselves as the smartest people in the room. Well, if they're so smart and know what we have to do "to win," then why is it that they do so many selfish and stupid things? Even if you set ideology completely aside, how much sense does it make for Republicans to make elementary mistakes like...?

Michael Barone | November 12, 2013

When American politicians get around to reforming their immigration laws, they tend to look backwards. They seek to address immigration problems in the past rather than look ahead and set policy that will strengthen the nation in the future.

Mike Adams | November 12, 2013

As a criminology professor, one of the biggest challenges I face is explaining the difference between similar yet distinct criminal offenses. When students struggle, I usually help them with criminal law hypotheticals.

David Limbaugh | November 12, 2013

"The end justifies the means" is an unstated rationale that guides much liberal thinking and rationalizes immoral behavior in service to a supposedly greater good. But a column I've just read stretches this twisted ethical calculus to a new level.

Mona Charen | November 12, 2013

The 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's murder is being marked, not primarily by retrospectives on his life and accomplishments, and not by reflections on the myth versus the reality of his presidency, but instead by one of the features of our media age that is poisonous to our cultural health -- a macabre focus on the details of his murder.

John Ransom | November 12, 2013

It shouldn’t surprise us that a society that is truly confused that the “gun-free” zone they created behind the main building of the New York Public Library didn’t prevent a 16-year old from shooting someone over a coat he wanted; that that society also can’t understand the concept of "self-defense."

Cal Thomas | November 12, 2013

In Geneva, Switzerland, The United States and other major powers appeared close to a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for lifting some economic sanctions against the terrorist-sponsoring state.

Dennis Prager | November 12, 2013

In my last column, I proposed some explanations for why many conservative parents have left-wing children.

Pat Buchanan | November 12, 2013

If Bibi Netanyahu succeeds in closing down Obama's diplomatic path to Iran, only the road to war remains open. Which is exactly what Bibi wants.

Fred Wszolek | November 12, 2013

Union bosses have an air of entitlement among themselves nowadays.

Debra J. Saunders | November 12, 2013

"60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan had to walk back her reporting on the attack that left Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods dead in a Benghazi, Libya, mission Sept. 11, 2012. "We realized we had been misled," Logan said of discredited source Dylan Davies on Sunday.

Paul Greenberg | November 12, 2013

Only the most addicted political buffs will read much into the results of this year's off-off-year elections.

Bill Murchison | November 12, 2013

As Vince Lombardi, among others, has delicately phrased it, winning isn't everything; it's the only thing. That's what happens with absolute declarations: They get absolute real fast, to the point that, in political terms, it becomes challenging to discuss the prospect of Christopher James Christie as likely candidate for the Republican nomination for president.

Rebecca Hagelin | November 12, 2013

“Selfies.” You’ve probably heard of them. They are the photos that teens (and, too often, young adults) take of themselves and post far and wide for the admiration or amusement of friends. Snap-chat, Facebook, and Twitter are full of selfies. Although great fun when used in moderation, they've also become a classic example of teen-age narcissism, self-absorption, and lack of vision—and the icon of a nation struggling to remember its greatness.

Armstrong Williams | November 12, 2013

Over the past few years bullying has become a hot topic of conversation. Perhaps I should amend that: bullying has become a hot topic in the media as it has been pushed by progressives to force mainstream acceptance of their agenda.

Robert Knight | November 12, 2013

Last week, the United States Senate matter-of-factly, with no serious vocal opposition except a last-ditch warning of the consequences by Indiana’s Dan Coats, voted 64 to 32 to expand government and repeal the Bible.

Marvin Olasky | November 12, 2013

This is a story about two honest gay writers, Randy Shilts and Stephen Jimenez; about a victim/perpetrator of 20th-century plagues, Matthew Shepard; about propagandists, kids who crudely rebel against propaganda, and those who force kids to attend re-education camp.

Randall DeSoto | November 12, 2013

Two presidents during the last 50 years captured the hearts and imagination of the American people like no others: John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.

Mike Shedlock | November 12, 2013

Competition is here, on multiple levels. Companies that offer the fastest deliveries at the lowest cost will have a huge advantage over their competition. The winner is the consumer who gets faster service at cheaper prices. The loser is big-box retailers with huge shopping areas with little traffic.

Ralph Benko | November 12, 2013

This columnist is one of the, reportedly, millions whose health insurance (much of good quality and affordable) has fallen prey to an Obamacare “Death Panel.” My insurance policy of long standing, apparently, will disappear on January 1. My efforts to replace it, in the Exchange, have been thwarted by an epic fail of the Obamacare system.

Charles Payne | November 12, 2013

It was one of those days when the stock market was open, but we're reminded of so many more important things. I have to give a shout out to my father and all the other veterans including Richard Overton who volunteered in 1942 and saw service in the Pacific.

Dave Ramsey | November 12, 2013

Kids are bombarded with messages about how important they are, and how they should always have what they want. It’s okay to have some stuff, but advertising and other marketing messages in today’s culture can make them think it’s all about them.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 12, 2013

You know things are going poorly for the Obama White House when even theNew York Times is writing about the “third world experience” of Obamacare. Heck, it’s almost gotten to the point where I feel sorry for the President. . . Almost.

Mon, Nov 11, 2013

Kevin Williams | November 11, 2013

“The Fifth Estate” is a film that takes audiences inside the life of a paranoid, dissociative, manipulative and yet brilliant man named Julian Assange as he tries to take down the world as he sees it.

Kurt Schlichter | November 11, 2013

This Veterans Day, let’s honor our warriors, not patronize them.

Star Parker | November 11, 2013

Politics is in the eye of the beholder.

John Ransom | November 11, 2013

This tells you how complex rules and regulations have become in the US. You need consultants in order to tell you how to comply with them.

Katie Kieffer | November 11, 2013

Veterans, we think about you all the time. Sometimes we fail to tell you. Today, on Veteran’s Day, we put our admiration for you into words.

Cal Thomas | November 11, 2013

With all the spying the United States has been doing on foreign leaders, possibly including the pope, why is Jonathan Pollard, a former American civilian intelligence analyst, still in prison nearly three decades after being sentenced to life in prison for taking classified documents he believed contained information important to Israel's self-defense?

Rachel Alexander | November 11, 2013

Last week, it came out that New Jersey‘s Republican Governor Chris Christie refused to campaign for Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race, which no doubt contributed to Cuccinelli’s loss. The jovial, fun-loving, charismatic Christie is wildly popular, with the second highest approval rating of Republican governors. He won re-election in Democratic-stronghold New Jersey by a landslide last week, with 60 percent of the vote to his Democrat challenger’s 39 percent.

Julie Borowski | November 11, 2013

In the panicked aftermath of the September 11th attacks, Congress hurriedly passed a number of anti-terrorism bills with little debate.

Terrence Moore | November 11, 2013

The ninth of November marked the twenty-fourth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, probably the most important historical event since World War II and the most important lesson about human freedom experienced within the living memory of most of us.

Rachel Burger | November 11, 2013

Yesterday, Derek Hunter declared that libertarianism has entirely lost its meaning, that the party has devolved into a catch-all for people who want to criticize the government without doing anything about it. He also assumed that any Republican candidate would be better than a Democrat for classical liberals.

Phillip Bartling | November 11, 2013

The Japanese economy reflects the resiliency of their people. But there are limits to everything. They have lowered their interest rates down to the point where I don’t see how they can o any lower. What’s next, one-eighth of one percent interest rate loans?

Ransom Notes Radio | November 11, 2013

Get ready for another push from the left for more taxes. John talks to the National Taxpayer’s Union about government’s insatiable appetite for increased taxes.

Bob Beauprez | November 11, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to cut some serious nuclear slack to Obama's newest best friend Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Mike Shedlock | November 11, 2013

Japan made similar moves multiple times, cutting rates a few basis points at a time. It served no purpose other than to let the Bank of Japan say "we are acting". The BOJ never once added the truth "but it's meaningless".

Political Calculations | November 11, 2013

The really odd thing is that stock prices have largely gotten to where they would otherwise have been despite the negative effect of all these big noise events - and that's what we mean when we say that all noise events end - it's only ever a question of when.

Michael F. Cannon | November 11, 2013

Last week, I discussed the importance of generating additional legal challenges to the IRS’s attempt to tax, borrow, and spend $700 billion, under the rubric of ObamaCare, yet contrary to the clear language of the statute and Congress’ intent.

Paul Kengor | November 11, 2013

I recently took my two teenage sons to a talk by Frank Kravetz, a 90-year-old World War II veteran who survived Hitler’s Nuremberg prisons.

Sun, Nov 10, 2013

Jeff Jacoby | November 10, 2013

Early next year, the Supreme Court will take up McCullen v. Coakley, a case challenging the Massachusetts statute that requires anti-abortion protesters and "sidewalk counselors" to stay at least 35 feet away from abortion-clinic entrances. Signed by Governor Deval Patrick in 2007, it is the strictest such "buffer zone" law in the nation; violators can be punished with up to 30 months in prison and fines as high as $5,000.

Austin Hill | November 10, 2013

It’s a day to honor those who have served in our military, yes, but it is also a day when many American civilians enjoy a holiday from their labors.

Paul Jacob | November 10, 2013

Principal principles progressives don't understand. The principles of praxis. Real-world action, when there's skin in the game.

Derek Hunter | November 10, 2013

When you bait a hook, you hope to catch a fish. Thursday I baited a hook, and I caught a lot of fish.

John Ransom | November 10, 2013

Look, I’m not saying Obama’s the devil. He’s not bright enough for that. When has Obama ever cared for the consequences to his party or his country when contemplating anything?

Doug Giles | November 10, 2013

What a stark contrast I beheld this week between our Lyin’ King President, Barack Obama, and our American treasure, the Reverend Billy Graham.

Debra J. Saunders | November 10, 2013

What do Tuesday's resounding re-election of Republican Chris Christie as governor of Democrat-friendly New Jersey and the excruciating defeat of tea party stalwart and gubernatorial wannabe Ken Cuccinelli in once reliably Republican Virginia say about Republican chances of retaking the White House in 2016?

Bruce Bialosky | November 10, 2013

The push to nationalize industries during the Obama era marches on.

Kathryn Lopez | November 10, 2013

"He was just kind of left by himself," a friend of Richard Shoop commented to reporters.

Mytheos Holt | November 10, 2013

When one thinks of ticket scalpers, one generally conjures a mental image of shady men waiting outside theaters offering scandalously overpriced tickets to late buyers from under several layers of trench coat.

Kevin McCullough | November 10, 2013

If there ever existed a city, where the practice of the day was to line up ten mothers, alongside one of their children, and to purposely kill more than four of those children, you might imagine an incoming mayoral candidate would have an opinion about that.

Steve Chapman | November 10, 2013

On a recent visit to Moab, Utah, I saw a T-shirt with a picture of a Jeep stuck in a gap between two rock formations and a caption: "Confidence is the feeling you have before you fully understand the situation."

Ed Feulner | November 10, 2013

It’s one thing to say, “Thank a veteran.” It’s another to actually do something to show that gratitude.

Night Watch | November 10, 2013

Two western news services reported this week that Saudi Arabia is preparing to finance the training and arming of a new Syrian non-jihadi rebel force.

Political Calculations | November 10, 2013

The people who have discovered The Health Sherpa would appear to be raving about it:

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 10, 2013

What worries me is that politicians in Washington will make things worse, not better. Heck, just think of all the new over-paid IRS agents we’ll have to pay for just because of Obamacare!

Marita Noon | November 10, 2013

These closures result in jobs lost at the power stations and the surrounding communities, but they—along with additional EPA regulations—also cause the loss of jobs at the coal mines.

Stephen DeMaura | November 10, 2013

President Barack Obama has shown that he is willing to ignore reason and logic time and time again in order to further to his philosophical agenda.

Mike Shedlock | November 10, 2013

The website has a better interface and with a few bugs fixed, no one will need Healthcare.Gov, a website that cost taxpayers something on the order of $300 million.

Mark Baisley | November 10, 2013

In a brand new book, a tragic truth is revealed about the Obama Administration’s unrequited devotion from our most selfless of heroes. Navy SEAL Aaron Carson Vaughn is honored by his heartbroken dad.

Charlie Kirk | November 10, 2013

In order for the Affordable Healthcare Plan to "work," millions of healthy young people need to enroll in the exchanges in order to defray the cost of older less healthy people.

Ransom Notes Radio | November 10, 2013

There's a reason why the Government can't do anything right. Where the Free Market thrives, Obama's crony government manages to fail miserably.

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