Sat, Nov 23, 2013

John Hawkins | November 23, 2013

He's sending weapons to Libya to help repair America’s strained relationship with Al-Qaeda.

John C. Goodman | November 23, 2013

The idea that John F. Kennedy was really a conservative, rather than the liberal icon he is so often depicted as, is the thesis of a new book by Ira Stoll. The idea is seconded by George Will in a column in The Washington Post. Are they correct?

John Ransom | November 23, 2013

While the rest of us worried about Iran going nuclear, Obama went nuclear instead. Nuclear ambitions these days are the surest sign that the Dear Leader is losing his grip on his people.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | November 23, 2013

We all do things that we would want to be considered “off the record” – that is words we have spoken that we really wouldn’t want repeated.

Paul Driessen | November 23, 2013

Earth’s geological, archaeological and written histories are replete with climate changes: big and small, short and long, benign, beneficial, catastrophic and everything in between.

Raymond Tanter | November 23, 2013

Will President Obama show courage and save Iranians who seek a soft revolution in Iran? With the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of JFK’s assassination on November 22, words from Profiles in Courage, cross paths with past, current, and future upheavals.

Ed Feulner | November 23, 2013

There are moments that bring us together as Americans, moments when we can all recall exactly where we were and what we were doing.

Jeff Crouere | November 23, 2013

MSNBC, the network of far left lunatics has taken their extreme hatred to a new level. Last week, host Martin Bashir called former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin a “world class idiot” and a “resident dunce.” For good measure, he claimed she possessed a “long deceased mind.”

Mike Shedlock | November 23, 2013

As an interesting footnote, unions were the biggest Obamacare proponents, but now they too are upset with it. Well, Obama to the rescue ...

Steve Deace | November 23, 2013

A white candidate in Houston successfully uses the Democrats’ race-baiting playbook against them to win public office.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 23, 2013

I greatly admire the way some political cartoonists are able to effectively capture the essence of an issue. And when it comes to government, I’ve always enjoyed the cartoons that portray the state as a blundering, often-malicious, overweight nitwit.

Bob Beauprez | November 23, 2013

This is what unraveling looks like. Six major public opinion polls have confirmed Obama's approval rating is plummeting.

Ransom Notes Radio | November 23, 2013

The CEO of Jackson Health joined the program to discuss their recent industry survey which shows a blatant dissatisfaction with Obamacare. Not only is the ACA intruding on the lives of private citizens, but it’s making it harder for healthcare professionals to do their job.

Paul Kengor | November 23, 2013

This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the shooting of John F. Kennedy but also the 45th anniversary of the shooting of Robert F. Kennedy, which occurred in June 1968. Was there a common source motivating the assassins of both Kennedys—that is, Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Sirhan?

Charles Payne | November 23, 2013

The Dow cracked 16,000, and there wasn't any fanfare. There was no confetti or balloons, and the New York Stock Exchange didn't book Kool and the Gang to get down from the balcony. The most unloved, most stealth rally in history continues to rock, but the news is barely a blip on Main Street's radar.

Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Larry Kudlow | November 22, 2013

Some guidelines for the Empress of the Doves.

George Jarkesy | November 22, 2013

A Reichstag Fire has struck the U.S. Senate: Under the Democrats, it has been decided to basically end the filibuster. This is anti-democratic, and shows how today's Democrats do not deserve to be called 'democratic' anymore.

Rob Schwarzwalder | November 22, 2013

All of us over a certain age remember where we were when President Kennedy was assassinated. Although only six, my memory of learning of his murder remains crisp and indelible.

Michael Schaus | November 22, 2013

For a full, and complete, argument against the changes that the Senate Leader (Reid) made yesterday with support from Joe Biden and Barack Obama, I direct your attention to the past. . . When all three argued against the change. (Of course, it was different then: Republicans were proposing the rule change.)

Michelle Malkin | November 22, 2013

Author Malcolm Gladwell has a new bestseller that turns conventional wisdom about the Biblical David vs. Goliath battle on its head: "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants." In short, it's Goliath who really had the odds stacked against him from the get-go.

Michael Barone | November 22, 2013

The defects of the Obamacare website have become well known. But the problems with the law go further than the website. These problems are not incidental, but central to its design and the intentions of its architects.

Brent Bozell | November 22, 2013

There may not be a more painful oxymoron than "feminist comedian." MTV flash-in-the-pan Sarah Silverman and "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" co-creator Lizz Winstead teamed up in New York City on Nov. 18 for a telethon to fund abortions in Texas via NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Jonah Goldberg | November 22, 2013

If the Republicans can't fight wars and the Democrats stink at socializing medicine, what good are they?

David Limbaugh | November 22, 2013

President Barack Obama, the quintessential leftist, would have us believe, as would all leftists, that his overarching motivation is his compassion but, like most leftists, reveals through his actions that his driving passion is not so much concern for his fellow man as it is an obsession to control people.

Mona Charen | November 22, 2013

Remember President Barack Obama's mother? Though the airwaves currently echo with his vow "If you like your plan . . ." I keep remembering Obama's account of his mother being denied coverage by her insurance company as she lay dying of cancer.

John Ransom | November 22, 2013

From a Nobel Prize to a booby prize; From the smartest guy ever to hold the position of president of the United States to one of the most obtuse. “The problem is that I’m president of the United States; I’m not emperor,” he explained to us.

Tony Katz | November 22, 2013

The New York Times is known as the paper of record. At some time in history, having a paper that practiced actual journalism was important. Almost, valuable, one could say. But now, journalism is left for the bloggers, and the bravest of souls in the MSM (that's a Sheryl Attkisson/Mark Knoller/Jake Tapper shout out right there!)

Pat Buchanan | November 22, 2013

By 1968, Walter Lippmann, the dean of liberal columnists, had concluded that liberalism had reached the end of its tether. In that liberal epoch, the 1960s, the Democratic Party had marched us into an endless war that was tearing America apart.

Suzanne Fields | November 22, 2013

You could call it the "Catfight at Cheney Corral" (but if you do, you should expect feminist outrage). When Liz Cheney moved from the suburbs of the nation's capital to Wyoming to run for the U.S. Senate, she knew she was asking for trouble.

Linda Chavez | November 22, 2013

The day John F. Kennedy was assassinated is still fresh in the memories of those of us who lived through it. We all remember where we were when we first heard the news that he'd been shot and how we waited for word that he would survive.

Humberto Fontova | November 22, 2013

Hunting show hostess Melissa Bachman recently shot a lion in Africa, posted the triumphant picture on Facebook and now ABC (among many other enlightened parties) are all over her.

Diana West | November 22, 2013

Now that U.S. and Afghan negotiators have agreed on terms of a seemingly open-ended -- if reduced -- U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, Afghan president Hamid Karzai and the Obama administration alike breathlessly await the verdict of the world's greatest deliberative body.

Paul Greenberg | November 22, 2013

It's November 22nd. For some of us, the date catches our attention every year. And holds it, fixes it in our mind. This year it's caught the whole country's.

Donald Lambro | November 22, 2013

In all of the many film documentaries, news stories and other media programs about the life and death of President John F. Kennedy, few if any mention one of his major legacies: cutting taxes to, in his words, "get America moving again."

Rebecca Hagelin | November 22, 2013

Culture Challenge of the Week: Why Marriage?

Fritz Pfister | November 22, 2013

Isn't it odd how 7 of 8 jobs created have been part time since the 30 hour mandate in Obamacare was announced? Odd how the economy hasn’t recovered? Odd we were told the economy was at risk of going into recession if the government shutdown but jobs and retail sales went up during the shutdown? Isn't it odd that. . . .

Ransom Notes Radio | November 22, 2013

Pat Michael, from Cato, joined the show to discuss the environmentalist war on productivity. The UN is meeting about global warming; and as predicted they’re trying to use climate change as an excuse for redistributive taxes on wealthy nations.

Charles Payne | November 22, 2013

I’m not going to call anyone that is calling for a market crash a financial terrorist, but many that do make these calls are professionals that profit from disaster in markets. And, there are large swaths of people that never liked the rally from the beginning.

Charlotte Hays | November 22, 2013

Speak up—I must need a hearing aid. Oops! I’m going to have to content myself with an elective abortion or free birth control pills instead. Bummer.

Night Watch | November 22, 2013

Negotiations resumed in Geneva as scheduled on 20 November. The Iranians have developed a work around formulation concerning its "right to enrich" uranium that might enable a tentative deal to be reached.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 22, 2013

?Regular readers know I complain about the army of overpaid bureaucrats in Washington, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The larger problem is that Washington also is filled with hundreds of thousands of other people who get rich thanks to big government.

Larry Provost | November 22, 2013

It is impossible to capture, in one article, the breadth of emotions and reverberations of history that happened as a result of the shooting of President John F. Kennedy.

Bill Tatro | November 22, 2013

It’s always fun to look back and play Monday-morning quarterback, especially if you weren’t involved.

Bob Beauprez | November 22, 2013

Henry Chao, the deputy chief information officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the Obama Administration, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee today that 30-40 percent of the "federally facilitated market place" system still needs to be built."

Earl Tilford | November 22, 2013

Between January 1961 and Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy fundamentally changed U.S. national security policy. These changes resulted in structures and doctrines that enabled American forces to fight in Vietnam in a new way that ultimately defined Kennedy’s national security legacy.

George Jarkesy | November 22, 2013

The need for more women voters supporting the Tea Party is made clearer with New Jersey's recent Senate race. Tea Party great Steve Lonegan lost to Democrat Cory Booker by 10 points - despite winning among men and independent voters. Why you ask? He lost women, according to Quinnipiac, by an epic 31 points.

Peter Brookes | November 22, 2013

Team Obama has been working overtime to dissuade Congress from slapping new economic sanctions on Iran during ongoing nuclear negotiations — which resumed in Geneva last week — because they believe new squeeze tactics might put America and Iran on a path to war.

Thu, Nov 21, 2013

Cliff May | November 21, 2013

The foreign-policy establishment thinks Iran should concede nothing in negotiations.

Daniel Pipes | November 21, 2013

In three main ways, the JFK murder still has repercussions for Americans and the world. It also has a unique place in my life.

Rich Galen | November 21, 2013

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. Anyone over the age of 55 will be asking everyone else over the age of 55: "Where were you when you heard the news?" We all know exactly where we were.

Hugh Hewitt | November 21, 2013

"It's not my dog. He didn't bite you. Besides, you kicked him first." Thus the trial lawyer's complete defense. And President Obama's too when it comes to the epic fail of Obamacare: "He didn't know it was so badly constructed."

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | November 21, 2013

This month, our nation has two pivotal anniversaries: the 150 anniversary of the Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, (November 19th), and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, (November 22).

Kurt Schlichter | November 21, 2013

Whether we like it or not – and we don’t – there’s a significant chance that Chris Christie will be the 2016 Republican nominee. Perhaps he can use a few helpful hints from the GOP’s Tea Party/Constitutional Conservative/Actual Conservative wing.

Victor Davis Hanson | November 21, 2013

The Obama administration once gave us "man-caused disasters" for acts of terrorism and "workplace violence" for the Fort Hood shootings. Now it has trumped those past linguistic contortions by changing words to mask the Obamacare disaster.

Derek Hunter | November 21, 2013

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Few events and people have had more words written about them than that day and that man. But, and I have to be honest here, I don’t get it. In fact, I’ve never gotten it.

Larry Elder | November 21, 2013

Asked whether she needed to apologize to the formerly insured who have lost their health insurance plans, former House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said, "Did I ever tell my constituents that if they liked their plan they could keep it? I would have if I'd ever met anybody who liked his or her plan. But that was not my experience."

John Ransom | November 21, 2013

I’m beginning to believe that Obama's more than just stupid and more than just a liar; that in fact, he’s the worst of all possible things: a stupid liar. Because one has to be a deliberate idiot to ignore God when one works as president of the United States of America.

Neil McCabe | November 21, 2013

Just in time to exploit the one-year anniversary of the Dec. 14 spree-shooting at Newtown, Conn., the December issue of the journal “Pediatrics” runs a study claiming that screen images of guns and gunplay make our children more violent.

Michael Reagan | November 21, 2013

Come on, Oprah. You're way too smart to be this stupid. When are you going to get off this kick about Barack Obama being disrespected more than previous presidents just because he is a black man?

Cal Thomas | November 21, 2013

My parents voted for Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election. I had not yet developed a political worldview, but as a freshman at American University in Washington, D.C., I stayed up late to watch the election returns slowly trickle in before going to bed at 2 a.m. with the outcome still undecided.

Fred Wszolek | November 21, 2013

After bringing America’s automotive industry to the brink of complete collapse, union bosses have set their sights on foreign auto companies with manufacturing plants in the United States, specifically targeting Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Debra J. Saunders | November 21, 2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told "Meet the Press" on Sunday, "Democrats stand tall in support of the Affordable Care Act." Not in her backyard -- in the nearby delta counties, some Dems are trying to distance themselves from Obamacare.

Matt Towery | November 21, 2013

The tea party spirit is alive and well in a Georgia county, where less than 20 years ago Newt Gingrich led a national movement that propelled Republicans to control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Steve Chapman | November 21, 2013

Extravagance can be intoxicating, and those who grow accustomed to extravagance, only to be deprived of it, can miss it terribly. That accounts for much of the powerful hold John F. Kennedy has on a generation of Americans even today.

Emmett Tyrrell | November 21, 2013

The hapless Richard Cohen has done it again. He was acting like a good scout in slandering Americans "with conventional views," and in the course of his noble endeavor he brought down on himself the full force of the virtue patrol. Well, he has only himself to blame.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 21, 2013

There’s a joke in Washington that Democrats are the evil party and Republicans are the stupid party. Except this joke isn’t very funny since a lot of bad policy occurs when gullible GOPers get lured into “bipartisan” deals that expand government.

Bill Gunderson | November 21, 2013

I am not a believer in the traditional asset allocation models that are built on the Model Portfolio Theory that says investors need so much money in stocks – often for growth -- and so much in bonds – often for income. And often so much in gold for security.

Bob Beauprez | November 21, 2013

The Labor Force Participation Rate has fallen to just 62.8% - matching a low not seen since 1978, 35 years ago. That's 12.5 million more Americans "Not in the labor force" than when the recession began.

Mike Shedlock | November 21, 2013

The idea behind Obamacare is to make the young and the healthy overpay for insurance to subsidize everyone else. In an effort to persuade individuals to purchase insurance, the law provides a scale of escalating penalties starting in 2014 and increasing in 2015, then again in 2016.

Bob Goldman | November 21, 2013

Bad news. After all the effort you have put into becoming the perfect "low- profile" employee, who nobody knows or notices, it turns out the people you see getting ahead are the ones you see. Period.

Charles Payne | November 21, 2013

Of course, I'm not saying approach investing with reckless abandon, but I am saying approach investing with a greater sense of confidence. The world isn't going to end with occasional losses or positions that don't work out immediately.

Jerry Newcombe | November 21, 2013

There’s an old joke that says: How do you describe an atheist at his funeral? “All dressed up with no place to go.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | November 21, 2013

Once you and your wife have a clearer picture of the type of retirement you want, it could be helpful to meet with a financial adviser -- if for no other reason than to confirm your calculations and make sure you're on track.

Night Watch | November 21, 2013

The Syrian government now controls the road linking the coast to the capital via Homs. This means that the pro-government forces have broken the back of the opposition fight in the west because the opposition supply line from Lebanon has been severed.

Wed, Nov 20, 2013

Ann Coulter | November 20, 2013

I'm with Alec Baldwin on punching aggressive paparazzi photographers. I'm with him against the word police. I'm with him on the stalker. I'm with him on using an electronic device on a plane before takeoff. I'm with him on Kim Basinger playing visitation games with their daughter.

Todd Starnes | November 20, 2013

The Air Force Academy has admitted they removed the phrase “so help me God” from three oaths in the 2012 edition of their official cadet handbook.

Bob Barr | November 20, 2013

A sinking boat can be kept afloat by bailing water only so long before it inevitably sinks. Democrats in Congress are once again calling for the pails as America continues to flood with illegal immigration from leaks at the border.

Thomas Sowell | November 20, 2013

New York City police authorities are investigating a series of unprovoked physical attacks in public places on people who are Jewish, in the form of what is called "the knockout game."

Michelle Malkin | November 20, 2013

Just when you thought the Obama administration couldn't antagonize America any further, along comes Education Secretary Arne Duncan. He didn't just attack "white suburban moms" and children over their criticism of the Common Core "standards"/testing/data-mining program.

John Stossel | November 20, 2013

Marty the Magician performed magic tricks for kids, including the traditional rabbit-out-of-a-hat. Then one day: "I was signing autographs and taking pictures with children and their parents," he told me. "Suddenly, a badge was thrown into the mix, and an inspector said, 'Let me see your license.'"

John Stossel | November 20, 2013

Marty the Magician performed magic tricks for kids, including the traditional rabbit-out-of-a-hat. Then one day: "I was signing autographs and taking pictures with children and their parents," he told me. "Suddenly, a badge was thrown into the mix, and an inspector said, 'Let me see your license.'"

Walter E. Williams | November 20, 2013

There's more to the deceit and dishonesty about Social Security and Medicare discussed in my recent columns. Congress tells us that one-half (6.2 percent) of the Social Security tax is paid by employees and that the other half is paid by employers, for a total of 12.4 percent.

Brent Bozell | November 20, 2013

Joe Scarborough is out with a new book again, lecturing conservatives on the best road forward. Here's the first sign it should be ignored (just like the previous ones): It will be reviewed by The New York Times, while Mark Levin's truly important, best-selling books are not.

Jonah Goldberg | November 20, 2013

In Britain to promote her film "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey gave an interview to the BBC last week. Not surprisingly, she promoted her movie about race relations in the White House with comments about race relations and the White House.

John Ransom | November 20, 2013

They distort the constitution, our history, our lives in order to cover up the fact that Obama has no idea what the hell he’s talking about, nor yet what he’s supposed to do in the rare cases he does something at all.

Ben Shapiro | November 20, 2013

On Friday evening, MSNBC's Martin Bashir, a man known largely for interviewing Michael Jackson back in 2003, made a name for himself in a new way: He stated that former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin deserved to have someone "p*ss" and "s***" in her mouth.

Terry Jeffrey | November 20, 2013

Who had more freedom? Was it the pioneer who rode horseback across the Midwest, settled in a wide-open space without paved roads, grocery stores or hospitals, and he had to build his own home, cultivate his own food and educate his own children?

Austin Bay | November 20, 2013

High unemployment rates, which persist for years, slowly transform from difficult economic problems into multi-dimensional strategic decline. In the worst cases, decline fuels despair and creates the social conditions that spawn violent dictatorships.

Mattie Duppler | November 20, 2013

Over the weekend, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey announced the Pentagon is working on a budget plan that starts to curb spending on military pay and benefits.

Paul Greenberg | November 20, 2013

Actions, they say, speak louder than words, and they have a point -- up to a point. But what if the words are so apt and enduring, so altogether fitting and proper, so well-timed yet timeless, that they become deeds themselves, outlasting what they commemorate?

Paul Greenberg | November 20, 2013

One after the other, the witnesses rose to testify to the bloody wreckage the notorious murderer had made of their lives.

Donald Lambro | November 20, 2013

President Obama and the Democrats woke up Tuesday morning to the stunning headline that his approval ratings have plunged "to the lowest point" in his presidency.

Rachel Marsden | November 20, 2013

The U.S. has accepted a proposal by Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan to train as many as 7,000 conventional Libyan soldiers plus counterterrorist forces. What an exceedingly bad idea.

Donald Lambro | November 20, 2013

WASHINGTON -- President Obama and the Democrats woke up Tuesday morning to the stunning headline that his approval ratings have plunged to the lowest point in his presidency.

Jacob Sullum | November 20, 2013

Nine years ago, Ronald Washington swiped two Michael Jordan jerseys from a Foot Locker in Shreveport, La. Although the shirts were on sale for $45 each, they were officially priced at $60, putting their combined value above $100.

Susan Stamper Brown | November 20, 2013

Frankly, I'm sick of the dishonesties that gush from President Obama's mouth.

Laura Hollis | November 20, 2013

The unveiling of the dictatorial debacle that is Obamacare absolutely flabbergasts me. It is stunning on so many levels, but the most shocking aspect of it for me is watching millions of free Americans stand idly by while this man, his minions in Congress and his cheerleaders in the press systematically dismantle our Constitution, steal our money, and crush our freedoms.

Political Calculations | November 20, 2013

What exactly was happening one year ago and just six months ago in the stock market? It might just be important moving forward.

Michael Schaus | November 20, 2013

Investigations (ya know. . . The press refers to them as “witch-hunts” when Darrell Issa calls for one) are likely to crop up in the coming weeks. The revelation that government employees “tampered” with jobs data prior to Obama’s reelection is also likely to further erode our Government’s decaying credibility.

Ransom Notes Radio | November 20, 2013

Donald Rumsfeld speaks with John about leadership, business and government. (As shocking as it might seem, Rumsfeld doesn’t have much pity for the White House’s current troubles.)

Bill Tatro | November 20, 2013

What happens when the youth of America, namely the 25-and-under crowd, finally wake up? What happens when they ultimately take their eyes off their smartphones, stop texting, and realize that they’ve been had?

Night Watch | November 20, 2013

The blast occurred shortly after Afghan President Karzai "announced a draft agreement with the US allowing American troops to remain in Afghanistan" following the planned withdrawal of combat forces next year. Any leader who votes for the agreement is a target for assassination.

Ken Connor | November 20, 2013

The hallmark distinction between Liberals and Conservatives in America is our radically divergent view of government and its role in the lives of citizens.

Bob Beauprez | November 20, 2013

Likely it is not the "change" that Barack Obama envisioned. But, his administration's actions and policies have certainly caused a shift in attitudes among the American people.

Mike Shedlock | November 20, 2013

Except for public union workers with pensions that ultimately will not be met, retirement age for most keeps inching up. People need to work longer or go back to work after a few years of retirement because they have insufficient savings.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 20, 2013

While I’m critical of the overall design and impact of President Obama’s economic policy, I don’t have a partisan agenda and I’m willing to give the White House credit when it’s warranted.

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Timothy Daughtry | November 19, 2013

There are few dilemmas as uncomfortable as what psychologists call a double approach-avoidance conflict, a situation in which there are two desirable goals, but achieving either one comes with a painful cost. Democrats running for U.S. House and Senate seats in 2014 are in the grip of one right now, and it is a lulu.

Todd Starnes | November 19, 2013

What do the Bible, "The Hunger Games" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" have in common? All three are works of fiction, according to the booksellers at Costco.

Hugh Hewitt | November 19, 2013

The conclusions from the Washington Post's new polling: The flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act has pushed President Obama to the lowest point of his presidency, with dwindling faith in his competence and in many of the personal attributes that have buoyed him in the past, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Thomas Sowell | November 19, 2013

A friend recently sent me a link to an inspiring video about an upbeat young black man who was born without arms. It showed him going to work -- unlike the record number of people living on government payments for "disabilities" that are far less serious, if not fictitious.

Scottie Hughes | November 19, 2013

If there’s one thing Obamacare’s supporters and opponents can agree on, it’s that Obamacare is unprecedented. Never before did the federal government require every American to buy a commercial product. Never before did it attempt to use its spending powers to coerce states into implementing a federal program.

Chuck Norris | November 19, 2013

Last week, I explained what the Common Core State Standards are and how, despite the federal government's saying it's staying out of the classroom standards business, there is much evidence to show that the feds are intricately linked to them.

John Hawkins | November 19, 2013

The total extent of your knowledge about the world before 1970 is that Hitler was a lot like George W. Bush.

Michael Barone | November 19, 2013

"The Affordable Care Act's political position has deteriorated dramatically over the last week." That, coming from longtime Obamacare cheerleader and Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein, was pretty strong language. And it was only Wednesday.

David Limbaugh | November 19, 2013

Just when you think things can't get much worse with Obamacare, another shoe drops. Correction: This thing has enough dropping shoes to fully fit a centipede.

Mona Charen | November 19, 2013

The talking heads love presidential analogies. Is Obamacare's rollout Obama's Hurricane Katrina or his Iraq? Is Obama's false promise that you could keep your health care plan like George H. W. Bush's "read my lips" pledge, or is it like Bill Clinton's "I did not have sexual relations with that woman"? Iran-Contra anyone?

John Ransom | November 19, 2013

The problem the Democrats face is that when Obama promised Americans they could keep their insurance he was either wrong and didn’t know it or he was lying and did know it; an incompetent know-it-all, or an incompetent liar. When they said we'd have more choices under Obamacare, we know now what they meant.

Cal Thomas | November 19, 2013

Fed up with Washington? Angry that elections don't seem to matter when it comes time to solving problems? Disgusted by the polarization that puts politicians' careers ahead of taxpayer interests? Frustrated because you don't think anything can be done about it?

Dennis Prager | November 19, 2013

The Midas touch is named for the mythological Greek King Midas who is said to have been able to turn everything he touched into gold. The left has the opposite ability: to turn virtually everything it touches into rubble.

Pat Buchanan | November 19, 2013

Had there been no Dallas, there would been no Camelot. There would have been no John F. Kennedy as brilliant statesman cut off in his prime, had it not been for those riveting days from Dealey Plaza to Arlington and the lighting of the Eternal Flame.

Debra J. Saunders | November 19, 2013

Berkeley, Calif., City Councilman Jesse Arreguin has recommended that the city ban smoking in single-family homes. Councilwoman Susan Wengraf, who supports an ordinance to ban smoking in multiunit dwellings, is appalled.

Paul Greenberg | November 19, 2013

Everybody knows this president is in political trouble, even the president himself. For he faces a growing crisis of confidence, and it's got his name all over it: Obamacare.

Phyllis Schlafly | November 19, 2013

It should be clear that teaching Americans we are now part of a global economy and teaching schoolchildren they are citizens of the world is a deceitful message to con us into a plan to add the poor countries around the earth to our list of welfare handout recipients.

Bill Murchison | November 19, 2013

Would John F. Kennedy have sought to shove national health care down the national gullet? The question takes on poignancy in a week full of Kennedy look-backs and looks all around at the works, the style and the obsessions of Barack Obama.

Robert Knight | November 19, 2013

When Bill Clinton jumps off the bus over embarrassing prevarications, you know it’s getting serious. he former president’s rebuke last week of President Obama for repeatedly lying to Americans that they could keep their health insurance policies under Obamacare shows that the Comeback Kid still has an acute ear to feel our pain.

Stephen DeMaura | November 19, 2013

Boeing has just received the largest state subsidy in the history of the United States--netting $8.7 billion in tax breaks--courtesy of the Washington State Legislature and its taxpayers.

Mike Shedlock | November 19, 2013

It is quite amazing as to what state and federal officials tout as Obamacare "success" stories. For example, in the state of Washington, of the 57,730 who have signed up, a whopping 51,368 were for "free" Medicaid services.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 19, 2013

As an economist, one of my broad concerns is that taxpayers are picking up the tab for bloated bureaucracy. But I’m also worried for another big reason. We get less prosperity when too many people are being lured into government jobs. In other words, our living standards depend on how productively we utilize labor and capital.

Ralph Benko | November 19, 2013

Few, if any, other White House botches of this magnitude come to mind. Growing public dismay over the Obama administration’s botch of its own signature initiative threatens the popularity not only of the president. It threatens the Democratic party.

Charles Payne | November 19, 2013

I'm not sure who had the worse week -- Rob Ford, mayor of Toronto and King of all jerks in the Great White North, or Barack Obama, President of the United States and King of the new healthcare law.

Michael Schaus | November 19, 2013

According to people like Arne Duncan: Only the folks who brought us healthcare.gov can bring some degree of competency into our American education system. (Stop laughing. That really is what he’s suggesting.) It makes you wonder if his mother is a “white suburban mom”.

Roger Schlesinger | November 19, 2013

The only thing we are lacking in this country, besides the collective will, is someone to vocalize our feelings about this government and the way it is being run.

Ransom Notes Radio | November 19, 2013

Maybe we should sue Obama for Executive Malpractice? Well, there is one doctor who is looking to sue the Obama Administration. Dr. Larry Kawa joined the program to discuss his decision to sue the government over Obamacare.

David Rothbard | November 19, 2013

A cabal of climate change alarmists landed in Warsaw, Poland last weekend, to hammer out terms and rally support for a new binding global agreement to “save the planet” from “dangerous global warming.”

Andrew Langer | November 19, 2013

It is cliché to say that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and to expect a different result. And while political optimists work hard to try and "massage" outcomes for tough but important pieces of public policy, sometimes political inertia makes that an impossible task. As a free-marketeer, onerous regulatory regimes that cover every aspect of economic liberty deeply trouble me.

Donna Wiesner Keene | November 19, 2013

The Left has yet to come to grips with how to handle the fallout from the ObamaCare disaster, which has exposed not just the inherent problems with having government attempt to take control of our health care system, but the truths that liberals have worked so hard to hide.

Mon, Nov 18, 2013

Byron York | November 18, 2013

The journalist Jonathan Cohn, an ardent supporter of Obamacare, recently wrote in The New Republic that problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act should be "an opportunity to have a serious conversation about the law's trade-offs -- the one that should have happened a while ago."

Emily Minick | November 18, 2013

The citizens of Albuquerque are taking the old saying, All politics is local to a new level. On November 19 the residents of Albuquerque will vote on a first of its kind city ordinance, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance, which, if passed, would legally protect unborn babies 20 weeks after fertilization from late abortion.

Todd Starnes | November 18, 2013

A South Carolina charter school has canceled its annual Christmas toy drive after a group of self-described humanists complained that the project violated the U.S. Constitution and accused them of bribing children to convert to Christianity.

Brian Birdnow | November 18, 2013

This past week many conservatives, both in politics and the media, seemed to be approaching their wits end as to why some in the Republican establishment show little interest in pulling the plug on the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare”.

Terry Paulson | November 18, 2013

Charles Krauthammer, former Democrat turned conservative pundit and columnist, said on Fox News, "If ObamaCare truly self-destructs,... it would really set back American liberalism for a decade at least.... It would discredit the entire enterprise of the expansion of government, which is at the heart of 'Obama-ism.'

Kurt Schlichter | November 18, 2013

It is not the libertarians’ fault when a conservative candidate loses.

Star Parker | November 18, 2013

If the last two presidential elections tell us anything, it’s that Republicans don’t succeed with candidates who lack clear vision and conviction consistent with the party’s conservative platform.

Matthew Needham | November 18, 2013

Now imagine that, despite continuing your sound business practices, you awake one day to find the IRS has seized your entire bank account.

John Ransom | November 18, 2013

Schools around the country are running in horror from Operation Christmas Child because humanists are now objecting to the insertion of Christ into Christmas. In Operation Christmas Child they see a fiendish plot by Christians to fill shoe boxes “with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child.” The horror!

Katie Kieffer | November 18, 2013

Obama is offering high school seniors $30,000 a year for college tuition, PLUS a job, housing, transportation and a galore of other benefits. Apparently, Obama is having a hard time finding youths willing to spy on their friends, so he’s upping the ante.

Lisa De Pasquale | November 18, 2013

Only a select few have the “honor” of doing the De Pasquale’s Dozen interview more than once.

Rachel Alexander | November 18, 2013

The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, sarcastically known as Dodd-Frankery and Dodd-Frankenstein, was passed into law in response to the financial crisis and recession of 2008.

Rich Galen | November 18, 2013

Now that Obombacare has gone from a red hot news item to a grinding series of failure stories, the cable networks have turned their attention to what it all means for 2016.

Terrence Moore | November 18, 2013

The Founding Fathers understood government forms.

Matt Barber | November 18, 2013

Another day, another secularist attempt at religious cleansing.

Dan Holler | November 18, 2013

As the holiday shopping season approaches, consumer may find an unlikely adversary: the retail industry. According to reports, “big retailers like Walmart and Apple ramp up their holiday ads early this season” and “Representatives from leading retail associations name online sales tax legislation as a chief concern for their members right now.”

Bob Beauprez | November 18, 2013

Just six weeks into the rollout of ObamaCare, the speculation is over. Democrat Senator Max Baucus has been proven remarkably prescient when months ago he opined that it would be a "train wreck." In fact, he understated the reality we now know to be true.

Political Calculations | November 18, 2013

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.

Michael Tanner | November 18, 2013

The president has now apologized —sort of — for misleading people. But such protestations would be far more credible if the president and his administration didn’t continue saying things that are, let us generously say, inaccurate.

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 18, 2013

President Obama has presided over a terrible jobs market. So what’s the response from the Obama Administration? Well, they want to further subsidize people for not working.

Mike Shedlock | November 18, 2013

In spite of massive hikes in taxes on the wealthy and an increase in the VAT and other taxes revenue estimates missed their targets badly.

Sun, Nov 17, 2013

Jeff Jacoby | November 17, 2013

APPLE CEO Tim Cook, writing recently in The Wall Street Journal, urged Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, which would make it illegal under federal law for employers to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

Paul Driessen | November 17, 2013

A recent Times of London article claimed new "research" demonstrates that a chemical onslaught is destroying Britain's amphibians." A toxic cocktail," it states, is killing UK frogs, toads and newts.

Bruce Bialosky | November 17, 2013

It took a government shutdown, but after four years the Democrats in the U.S. Senate (led by the Undertaker) finally agreed to an established process that has gone on for ages: sitting down with the House of Representatives and hashing out a budget.

Brandon Howell | November 17, 2013

If 2014 is a trial run for Georgia Democrats eager to regain statewide relevance, it should also serve as one for Peach State GOPers in the seemingly quixotic quest to win the youth vote.

Derek Hunter | November 17, 2013

When President Obama stepped in front of the cameras Thursday to magically waive a wand and arbitrarily change his signature accomplishment, he couldn’t help but lie to the American people…again.

John Ransom | November 17, 2013

RomneyCare works, if it does at all, because it shifts some of the burden of healthcare costs from the people of Massachusetts-- you know, the beneficiaries who use the system—to the rest of the taxpayers of the United States, who do not use the system. Obamacare can only do that if we tax France.

Austin Hill | November 17, 2013

Did you hear the tragic details? You know – that dreadful news about Americans working on Thanksgiving Day, and the efforts to boycott the companies for whom they work?

Doug Giles | November 17, 2013

If one wants to look to someone superior and follow him or her as to what or what not to grub, then I think we should not look to anyone currently schlepping the third rock from the sun; especially the freaks at PETA.

Debra J. Saunders | November 17, 2013

Chaos. "The whole mess has thrown the country, millions of people, the insurance market, into chaos," wrote Paul Palumbo, one of the million Californians who were notified that because of the Affordable Care Act, their Blue Shield plans would end Dec. 31.

Mytheos Holt | November 17, 2013

As readers may or may not be aware, it’s School Choice Week. However, given the items in the news, you could be forgiven for not knowing. In fact, given those same items, one might get the idea that we’ve instead been going through something like Bullying Month.

Ed Feulner | November 17, 2013

To paraphrase a famous Mark Twain quote, suppose you passed a farm bill. And suppose you passed a food stamp bill. But I repeat myself.

Steve Chapman | November 17, 2013

When the government shutdown began on Oct. 1, it forced the closing of Head Start facilities in several states, stopping educational services for thousands of low-income kids. So heart-rending was this spectacle that a pair of Texas philanthropists gave $10 million to keep the programs going.

Mike Shedlock | November 17, 2013

How many people could Kenya have hired for $50 million? Wouldn't that have done more for the elephants than crushing it?

Political Calculations | November 17, 2013

It turns out that the State of California's Employment Development Department, a government agency with a history of incompetence, was once again failing to process hundreds of thousands of new jobless claims in a timely manner, just as it did a year earlier.

Michael Youssef | November 17, 2013

We reap what we sow. That’s a biblical concept, but other religions have similar sayings. Hindus believe in Karma—“do good and you’ll get good, do bad and you’ll get bad.” Even atheists say, “What goes around comes around.”

Daniel J. Mitchell | November 17, 2013

Maybe this makes me a bad person, but I’ve openly admitted to a perverse sense of happiness at the misfortune of others when, for instance, France’s class-warfare tax policy backfired because successful taxpayers emigrated.

Marita Noon | November 17, 2013

The “symbolic” votes in communities with no oil-and-gas development are part of a strategy to target left-leaning constituencies where ordinances can be passed and momentum can be built.

Morgan Brittany | November 17, 2013

To save his Democrat party members that were being skewered by their constituents over this disaster, Obama turned the entire Obamacare law, insurance companies and American people on their heads once again.

Michael Schaus | November 17, 2013

The university professor is representative of a liberal mentality that the Constitution is an obstacle to effective governance, when in reality the Constitution is an obstacle to over-governance. It almost seems the American Left would prefer a list of restrictions on individual liberty rather than a list of enumerated rights.

Mark Baisley | November 17, 2013

It should come as a surprise to no one except the utopians that Obamacare is disastrously sinking on its maiden voyage against the backdrop of the President’s deliberate retreat from the stars.

Paul Jacob | November 17, 2013

The biggest policy fiasco of our time may turn out to be the biggest political fiasco, too. And a great opportunity to do something right, for a change.