Sat, Dec 07, 2013

John Ransom | December 07, 2013

As silly as Obama’s ridiculous social theories and economic Know-Nothingisms are, they’re continuing to do great damage to the economy, our society, and, yes, even the world. The damage is evil, even if the man himself is silly.

Ken Blackwell | December 07, 2013

When Vice President Lyndon Johnson returned to Capitol Hill after his first White House meeting with the new team assembled by President John F. Kennedy, he rushed to talk with his mentor, House Speaker Sam Rayburn.

Humberto Fontova | December 07, 2013

A Martian visiting earth this week, coasting TV channels and perusing papers, would have to conclude that among the items that most interest this planet’s news bureaus is the plight of former political prisoners, especially black ones.

Paul Greenberg | December 07, 2013

Some memories never fade, and shouldn't.

Ed Feulner | December 07, 2013

To millions of readers, he was William F. Buckley, Jr.: book author, magazine publisher, televised debater. To me, he was Bill: friend, ally, trail-blazer.

Larry Kudlow | December 07, 2013

Either President Obama needs a new speech writer, or he needs a new set of economic policies. Actually, he needs both.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 07, 2013

There’s a saying in the sports world about how last-minute comebacks are examples of “snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.” I don’t like that phrase because it reminds me of the painful way my beloved Bulldogs were defeated a couple of weeks ago by Auburn.

Night Watch | December 07, 2013

The Syrian army and Hizballah have no weapons that fire only two chemical rounds. The rebels do. Poorly trained militias and disorganized rebel groups perpetrate attacks of this kind.

Charles Payne | December 07, 2013

With President Obama (re) declaring war on free markets to enact social justice this week, we have been warned and reminded that capitalism has no friend at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

Bill Tatro | December 07, 2013

International counterfeiters are fully aware of this, and over the past few years, they’ve been ramping up their efforts in order to flood the markets with counterfeit gold pieces.

Mike Shedlock | December 07, 2013

Beneath the Headline number, this is not a good report. Real wages have been declining. Add in increases in state taxes and the average Joe has been hammered pretty badly. For 2013, one needs to factor in the increase in payroll taxes for Social Security.

Steve Deace | December 07, 2013

Recent events sadly show just how narccisistic and self-loathing our culture is becoming.

Ransom Notes Radio | December 07, 2013

Face it… Sometimes you have to kill a few eagles to save their environment. (Huh?) Katie Pavlich joined the show to talk about the EPA’s latest special exemptions for “green” energy companies. (Oh yeah: And Ezra Klein is still an idiot!)

Larry Provost | December 07, 2013

The Supreme Court recently shot down a suit from Liberty University in regards to forced government intrusion containing radical health care mandates. However tyranny inevitably fails.

Fri, Dec 06, 2013

Michelle Malkin | December 06, 2013

"Uh-oh." That's the sound being uttered in doctors' offices and hospitals across the country as medical providers realize they're getting stuck with another bottomless Obamacare bill. While the White House desperately tries to pivot from the havoc wrought by the "Affordable Care Act," its hidden regulatory bombs keep exploding.

Brent Bozell | December 06, 2013

The rapper Kanye West is known as one of the Western world's largest egotists, which is really saying something in the boastful world of rap. He's appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in a crown of thorns, and if that wasn't obvious enough, his latest album is titled "Yeezus." In one song, he said Jesus was "the most high," but he was "a close high."

Michael Barone | December 06, 2013

In 1970 the eccentric but insightful economist Albert Hirschman published a book called "Exit, Voice and Loyalty." It explored how people respond when a private firm's or a government agency's performance is deteriorating.

Jonah Goldberg | December 06, 2013

After you heard President Obama's call for a hike in the minimum wage, you probably wondered the same thing I did: Was Obama sent from the future by Skynet to prepare humanity for its ultimate dominion by robots?

David Limbaugh | December 06, 2013

President Obama has shown he is absolutely unconcerned that the American public is firmly opposed to his calamitous Law of the Land that is destroying our health care system and harming millions of innocent people, many of whom foolishly trusted him.

Mona Charen | December 06, 2013

If President Barack Obama has entertained an economic insight that wasn't fashionable in 1933, I haven't heard about it. It's doubtless he's for recycling glass and plastic, but he's even more wedded to recycling ideas that were fresh and interesting during the New Deal era but have since been discredited.

John Ransom | December 06, 2013

Dr. Larry Kawa, an orthodontist who lives in South Florida, filed suit “against the U.S. Department of Treasury, Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew, the Internal Revenue Service and IRS Acting Director Daniel Werfel challenging the Obama administration’s decision to delay the enactment of the so-called ‘employer mandate’ provision of the Affordable Healthcare Act,” said Judicial Watch.

Brian Faughnan | December 06, 2013

There’s no shame in making a mistake. Henry Ford had the Edsel. Coca Cola had New Coke. George Lucas had Jar Jar. But when you make a mistake, it’s important to not only recognize and acknowledge it, but also fix it.

Pat Buchanan | December 06, 2013

The scores are in from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, which, every three years, tests 15-year-olds from the world's most advanced countries.

Suzanne Fields | December 06, 2013

A gift of days with the extended family stretching from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday inevitably invites reflection on the fields of folly where we find the rising generations at work and play. Youth, beautiful in its blossoming, arrives with predictable attitude, often illustrated by various piercings and tattoos.

Diana West | December 06, 2013

An extraordinary thing happened in Washington, D.C., this week. Appearing before a House Judiciary subcommittee, several constitutional scholars forthrightly and unmistakably outlined the leading danger to the survival of our constitutional republic: the usurpation of powers by President Barack Hussein Obama.

Linda Chavez | December 06, 2013

The president tried changing the subject this week from Obamacare to income inequality.

Humberto Fontova | December 06, 2013

Back in August one of Manhattan’s swankiest and most celebrity-friendly hotels (Trump International) mistook one of America’s biggest celebrities (Duck Dynasty’s Jase Robertson) for a wino and shooed him from their lobby.

Donald Lambro | December 06, 2013

President Obama made another futile stab at his long-suffering, sluggish economy this week, but he still doesn't understand why it's not getting any better.

Larry Kudlow | December 06, 2013

Tired, banal, and boring won’t do it, Mr. President.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 06, 2013

Proponents of the flat tax and sales tax want to replace the income tax. That would be a very positive step. Advocates of the VAT, by contrast, want to keep the income tax and give politicians another big source of revenue. That’s a catastrophically bad idea.

Charles Payne | December 06, 2013

Even as President Obama was hitting the reset button for his signature accomplishment, one couldn't help but think that this thing not only is a dud but also will become another expensive albatross around the neck of the shrinking American taxpayer pool.

Mike Shedlock | December 06, 2013

In a feudal as well as futile attempt to keep wealthy French citizens from leaving the country, France hikes the "Exit Tax" on transfers of wealth to outside of France. They also lower the base and increase the number of things on which the tax applies.

Bob Beauprez | December 06, 2013

Recall the President? This time it's not just some zany idea from one of those Tea Party conservatives in the House; it's coming from a huge constituency that was responsible for his election.

Bill Tatro | December 06, 2013

From an odds standpoint, retail customers should realize that being “long” in a market gives them a one-in-three chance of winning. That’s because equity markets can do one of three things: they can go up, they can go down, or they can stay the same.

Charlotte Hays | December 06, 2013

And I’ll admit it: it’s a small thrill to be attacked in the Nation, that stalwart of lefty orthodoxy. As for the class warrior bit, however, could this be projection?

Fritz Pfister | December 06, 2013

Over one million people are about to lose their extended unemployment benefits which would send the unemployment rate plunging when they are no longer counted. Wow what an amazing job of lowering the rate!

Bill Gunderson | December 06, 2013

From a valuation point of view, PNR passes the test. It is currently trading at 17.7 times forward earnings. It is expected to grow these earnings by 14.3% per year over the next five years. It has a PEG ratio of 1.24.

Ransom Notes Radio | December 06, 2013

If GDP Really did grow at 3.6 percent in the 3rd quarter (Pfft… Yeah right) then why don’t we shut down the government more often? Nick Sorrentino also joined the program to discuss the cronyism of Obama’s White House.

Krista Kafer | December 06, 2013

The Farmer’s Almanac has predicted a “bitterly cold” winter so there may be no use in hoping for a little global warming. Unless you’re a global warming activist, that is; then there’s always hope even when the facts don’t go your way.

Thu, Dec 05, 2013

Rich Galen | December 05, 2013

While we have been totally focused, for the past two months, on the amount of time it takes a webpage to load on, the rest of the globe appears to be continuing to spin.

Michael Reagan | December 05, 2013

Trust ain't what it used to be in America.

Hugh Hewitt | December 05, 2013

When RNC Chairman Reince Presibus told me on air Wednesday that his team was getting ready for Hillary, the "news" went viral on the left in hurry.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | December 05, 2013

We were sitting in a sunroom, swapping stories, news and updates when the question was asked, "Why did they get divorced?" We leaned forward in anticipation of a standard response; "he was having an affair," or "she was having an affair," a possible "they've grown apart," or a more nebulous "it just wasn't working anymore." Instead the answer was more visceral and direct.

Victor Davis Hanson | December 05, 2013

According to our recently proposed treaty with the Iranian government, Iran keeps much of its nuclear program while agreeing to slow its path to weapons-grade enrichment. The Iranians also get crippling economic sanctions lifted.

Derek Hunter | December 05, 2013

In September, White House Spokesmodel Jay Carney was asked about the mounting stories of companies cutting employees and hours to get under the arbitrary magic numbers created for Obamacare’s many mandates. In typical progressive fashion, Carney dismissed reality and substituted his own.

Larry Elder | December 05, 2013

President Barack Obama recently asserted, "Thanks in part to the Affordable Care Act, also known as 'Obamacare,' the cost of health care is now growing at the slowest rate in 50 years."

Jonah Goldberg | December 05, 2013

Maybe someone can explain to me how, exactly, conservatives are the aggressors in the culture war?

Jeff Jacoby | December 05, 2013

Back in 2006, around the time Al Gore's global-warming documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," was released, I started a file labeled "What Climate Consensus?" Gore was insisting that "the debate among the scientists is over," and only an ignoramus or a lackey for the fossil-fuel industry could doubt that human beings were headed for a climate catastrophe of their own making.

John Ransom | December 05, 2013

Democrats have no idea whatsoever what to do with the largest, greatest, most impressive economic society ever created in the history of mankind. They should try doing nothing with it and see how that works out.

Ken Blackwell | December 05, 2013

“The power to tax involves the power to destroy,” the Supreme Court wrote in 1819, shortly after America began. Now in 2013, President Barack Obama is launching a frightening attack on free speech, using one of the most feared agencies in all the federal government: the Internal Revenue Service.

Cal Thomas | December 05, 2013

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has ruled that Detroit, Mich., may seek to protect itself from its creditors under Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy protection, thus making this once proud city the largest municipality in American history to go bust.

Julie Borowski | December 05, 2013

ObamaCare is just as bad as we expected. The so-called Affordable Care Act has turned out to be unaffordable and messy. Nearly everyone is worst off under the law but young people have been hit the hardest.

Fred Wszolek | December 05, 2013

As union membership continues to decline, Big Labor bosses have been desperately trying to force workers into collective bargaining units, recently going as far as organizing a series of high-profile protests against retail companies, focusing primarily on Walmart.

Debra J. Saunders | December 05, 2013

"The bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future," President Barack Obama said of his signature Affordable Care Act on Tuesday. It would be easier to believe the president if he hadn't said in 2009, "If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too."

Matt Towery | December 05, 2013

Let's be honest, no matter how one paints it or spins it, CNN is a news network in trouble. I can talk about this because I have known far too many former CNN leaders, anchors, and alumni to not know a little bit about the history of the company.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 05, 2013

It is now apparent that our president has lied to us. He lied when he crooned soothingly about improving the healthcare of millions of Americans through vast changes in health policy that would actually lower their costs. Those costs are now going up, and they are going up for almost everyone.

Steve Chapman | December 05, 2013

Rock Island, Ill., a city of 39,000 on the Mississippi River, provides an array of attractions, including a liberal arts college, a historic district, a casino and a botanical garden. It also offers the latest urban amenity: deer hunting.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | December 05, 2013

Most people don't realize that 529 assets can be used at any eligible institution of higher education.

Mike Shedlock | December 05, 2013

Unlike Vallejo, California, it is highly likely Detroit will actually shed pension obligations in the first go-around. A mere 25% of students graduate from high school. Can Detroit schools get any worse?

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 05, 2013

Let’s do a simple thought experiment and answer the following question: Do you think that additional laws from Washington will give you more freedom and more prosperity? I don’t know how you will answer, but I strongly suspect most Americans will say “no.”

Dave Ramsey | December 05, 2013

Rule number 1: It’s not an emergency. Christmas is not an emergency, it happens every year. Don’t use this as an excuse to overspend and buy things you can’t afford.

Bob Dane | December 05, 2013

Radical far-left groups backed by the Bloomberg-Soros-Zuckerberg machine and politicians peddling their illegal alien amnesty agenda continue to forge relationships with local, state and national Chamber of Commerce chapters.

Michael Schaus | December 05, 2013

Remember when Obama explained that the website would be easier than making a purchase on e-bay or Amazon? If the objective is to have a healthcare system that operates as efficiently and easily as the private sector economy… Then, why did we hand control over to the government?

Night Watch | December 05, 2013

Today the head of the Free Syrian Army suggested that his force might fight the jihadists and salafists in Syria in coordination with the Syrian government forces because of the threat the jihadists pose to moderate Syrians.

Political Calculations | December 05, 2013

Because it has suddenly become relevant, thanks to Pope Francis' first Evangelii Gaudium, we thought we might revisit the trends in income inequality in the United States.

Bob Goldman | December 05, 2013

I assumed that when a manager pops up in your face to ask if you would rather stop complaining and keep your job, or quit and feed your family off government cheese, the responses would be 100 percent accurate.

Bill Gunderson | December 05, 2013

As human beings we hedge all of the time. Even though I live in one of the sunniest cities in the world, I usually have a jacket ready, just in case. When I go holiday shopping I keep the tags, just in case I have to take everything back.

Ransom Notes Radio | December 05, 2013

Ambassador Kevin Brady from the Great Republic of Texas joined the program to discuss the Census Bureau’s “fake” employment data. It Turns out there are plenty of people in the Nation’s Capitol fighting against Obama’s Agenda.

Jerry Newcombe | December 05, 2013

Every year at Christmastime, like clockwork, you can expect the mainstream media to come out with some sort of “fresh” perspective on Jesus.

Charlie Kirk | December 05, 2013

All across the country today fast food workers are exercising an organized strike to protest "depressed wages" and the inequities of working under the current minimum wage. From the outside, it looks as if the workers have a good case as to why they need a hike in the minimum wage.

Wed, Dec 04, 2013

Ann Coulter | December 04, 2013

On a break from pretending to believe they live in a country bristling with violent white racists, the Non-Fox Media have been trying to debunk stories about the "Knockout Game," in which young black males approach random strangers and try to knock them out with one punch.

Pete Sepp | December 04, 2013

In this Congress, the partisan battles surrounding fiscal policy have been fought through a series of “cliffs,” “ceilings,” and other assorted deadlines.

Rebecca Hagelin | December 04, 2013

I confess. I’m a bargain-hunter with the best of them.

Michelle Malkin | December 04, 2013

The National Football League's hypocrisy and selective decency standards reek like a post-game locker room.

John Stossel | December 04, 2013

'Tis the season for giving.

Walter E. Williams | December 04, 2013

In a March 2008 column, I criticized pundits' concerns about whether America was ready for Barack Obama, suggesting that the more important issue was whether black people could afford Obama. I proposed that we look at it in the context of a historical tidbit.

Brent Bozell | December 04, 2013

It might seem like another day in Tea Party Land when a conservative columnist accuses President Barack Obama's White House of "airbrushing history" like the Stalin-era Soviet Union. But the columnist isn't a conservative.

Jonah Goldberg | December 04, 2013

Success! The Obama administration announced over the weekend that it had hit its deadline of Nov. 30 for

John Ransom | December 04, 2013

Not since Roosevelt gave away Eastern Europe at Yalta, has an American president so disordered the strategic balance of power worldwide. Roosevelt we know now was dying when he attended the Yalta conference. Obama, on the other hand, has been dead from the neck up for a long time.

Bob Barr | December 04, 2013

In 1958, U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater framed his opposition to the National Defense of Education Act (NDEA) in the form of an old Arabian proverb: “If the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow.”

Terry Jeffrey | December 04, 2013

Daniel and Samuel were both born in Monterrey, Mexico on the same day in 1990 and baptized by the same priest two Sundays later.

Ben Shapiro | December 04, 2013

When George W. Bush was president of the United States, many of the left fell prey to what columnist Charles Krauthammer called "Bush Derangement Syndrome": "the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency -- nay -- the very existence of George W. Bush."

Fred J. Eckert | December 04, 2013

Remember when then-Texas Governor George W. Bush was running for president and a Boston local television gotcha journalist hit him with a surprise quiz asking him in rapid succession to name the leaders of Chechnya, Taiwan, India and Pakistan?

Austin Bay | December 04, 2013

Vice-President Joe Biden's strong reaffirmation of the U.S.-Japan alliance is better news following bad.

Paul Greenberg | December 04, 2013

Old-timers may recall the old days when Canadian politics were not just dull but almost blank. As empty as a modern white-on-white canvas depicting some vast snow belt in the featureless depths of Arctic winter.

Donald Lambro | December 04, 2013

As President Obama approaches the end of his fifth year in office, he's nearing the time for his annual report card. It isn't a pretty picture.

Rachel Marsden | December 04, 2013

Tens of thousands of protesters are flooding the streets of Ukraine, blocking access to government offices and threatening to start what the media is largely (and preemptively, if not mistakenly) referring to as a "revolution."

Jacob Sullum | December 04, 2013

For many Americans, religion is something you do on weekends and holidays.

Roger Schlesinger | December 04, 2013

The end of Common Sense in our beloved homeland is going quickly down the drain. It is being replaced by those who can't even spell common sense, let alone practice it.

Ken Connor | December 04, 2013

College football fans across the country are still buzzing over the shocking outcome of the Alabama-Auburn game. As a graduate of Florida State University, I couldn't be more proud of Auburn. What a game! War Eagle!

Daniel Pipes | December 04, 2013

The "Joint Plan of Action" signed with Iran by the so-called P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the U.K., and the U.S.) on Nov. 24 in Geneva caused Shiite Arabs to celebrate, Sunni Arabs to worry, and Saudis to panic. The Saudi response will have far-reaching and unpredictable consequences.

Night Watch | December 04, 2013

The Taliban have urged President Hamid Karzai to turn a delay in signing a long-term security deal with the United States into outright rejection, in an unusually polite statement directed at a leader the insurgents have repeatedly denounced as a US puppet.

Charles Payne | December 04, 2013

Two news items that will buzz throughout the week actually have greater long term implications and are intricately linked to one another. News Item #1: Jeff Bezos sees drones delivering parcels within five to ten years. News Item #2: Fast food workers prepare one-day strike, demanding $15 minimum wage.

Michael Schaus | December 04, 2013

It’s kinda hard to spend thousands of dollars at big box store on Black Friday when you’re not sure how Tiny Tim is going to pay for his physical therapy. Obamacare and Obamanomics, it would seem, are doing their best to steal Christmas.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 04, 2013

I’m increasingly worried Obamacare also is creating a playground for hackers and identity thieves – and the rest of us will be the victims. Simply stated, the results probably won’t be very pretty when you mix together big data, and government incompetence.

Mike Shedlock | December 04, 2013

At long last, beleaguered taxpayers will not have to put up with nonsense from public unions about the sanctity of pensions.

Bob Beauprez | December 04, 2013

The announcement of a deal that enshrined Iran's nuclear program left some critics (including this one) wondering what part of "Death to America" the Obama White House didn't understand? This is after all, the same Iran that only last July, the State Department once again identified as the planet's leading state-sponsor of terrorism.

Ransom Notes Radio | December 04, 2013

Do all President really lie? (And does that really matter?) Also: The White House has declared war on more than just coal… Hal Quinn, with the National Mining Association, joined the program to discuss the administration’s fascination with killing energy-related jobs.

Bill Gunderson | December 04, 2013

Some readers might remember a few years ago, I said: Sell everything under the sun – talking about solar stocks.

Larry Provost | December 04, 2013

As he was presenting evidence of the Soviet Union aggressively putting nuclear missiles in Cuba, Adlai Stevenson said “Shall we have a look?” in seeing the evidence of Communist aggression.

Tue, Dec 03, 2013

Humberto Fontova | December 03, 2013

On December 3rd, 2009, Castro’s KGB-trained police arrested Alan Gross, a U.S. citizen working in Cuba on contract for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Mr. Gross has languished in a KGB-designed prison cell ever since.

Todd Starnes | December 03, 2013

For as long as anyone can remember, teachers at Brooklet Elementary School have posted Christmas cards in the hallways outside their classrooms – until Monday.

Dennis Prager | December 03, 2013

Remember the terrible murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo. in 1998 -- tortured, beaten and left hanging on a fence to die -- because he was gay?

Pat Buchanan | December 03, 2013

When Montecore, one of two white tigers in the Las Vegas act of Siegfried and Roy, turned and almost killed Roy on stage, the reaction was that the tame and complacent beast had gone berserk.

John Hawkins | December 03, 2013

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive." -- C.S. Lewis

Tony Katz | December 03, 2013

Fast food workers are planning a strike to force employers to pay them $15 per hour. This Thursday, in over 100 cities across the nation, Big Labor is coordinating with "grassroots" activists to pressure these employers to pay a "living wage." From all the press, you'd think the push toward higher wages was something noble. But, this is Big Labor. And no one will bully, threaten or intimidate to steal your hard earned money more than Big Labor.

Debra J. Saunders | December 03, 2013

Another Thanksgiving has passed without a presidential commutation for Clarence Aaron, who, at age 24, was sentenced to life without parole for a first-time nonviolent drug conviction in 1993.

Bill Murchison | December 03, 2013

You'd have thought the president of the NRA had called for the tarring and feathering of mourning dove hunters! All it took for Pope Francis to bring down on himself the Wrath of Rush Limbaugh last week was to disrespect -- or appear to be disrespecting -- capitalistic economics, in the context of calling for a new Christian evangelism.

Thomas Sowell | December 03, 2013

Depressing news about black students scoring far below white students on various mental tests has become so familiar that people in different parts of the ideological spectrum have long ago developed their different explanations for why this is so. But both may have to do some rethinking, in light of radically different news from England.

Chuck Norris | December 03, 2013

In Part 1 of my series on the Common Core State Standards being infused into 45 state public school systems, I revealed how the feds spent $350 million of taxpayer money, giving grants and waivers to muscle states and local school districts to accept the standards.

Michael Barone | December 03, 2013

Not many foreign policy experts would argue with the proposition that the country with which the United States has the most problematic relationship is Pakistan.

David Limbaugh | December 03, 2013

I'm not sure which the Obama administration is better at, deceiving the American people into accepting its initial policy changes or conning them into accepting, after the fact, the lowering of expectations for these failed policies.

Mona Charen | December 03, 2013

We conservatives are always on about the "unintended consequences" of government programs, but we didn't expect the Obama administration and congressional Democrats to provide such a vivid object lesson.

John Ransom | December 03, 2013

Imagine how bad things will get if Maxine Waters ends up running the financial services committee in the United States House of Representatives while we have an inflationary peak and the economy is in another crisis.

Cal Thomas | December 03, 2013

"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace." -- John Lennon

Scottie Hughes | December 03, 2013

Black Friday marks the official start of Christmas shopping season. Unfortunately, there’s always that one present under the tree you wish you hadn’t received. The ugly sweater from Aunt Bertha that itches.

Paul Greenberg | December 03, 2013

Foreign honors and imitations thereof don't seem to thrive on this side of the Atlantic, prestigious as they may be back in Europe.

Susan Stamper Brown | December 03, 2013

Welcome to the Liberals' version of the Hunger Games, America; unapologetically brought to you by our Progressive friends in the Democrat Party, whose economic policies have lifted a record number of Americans from the middle class and plopped them face down -- into poverty the past five years.

Bob Beauprez | December 03, 2013

Bad as the deal is for legitimizing Iran as a member of the planet's nuclear club, virtually all of the concern and analysis of what the future may hold has failed to include the collaborations of a critical partner and ally of the Iranians – North Korea.

Ralph Benko | December 03, 2013

House Financial Services Committee chairman Jeb Hensarling, after his introduction by Cato CATO -0.96% Institute vice president Mark Calabria at a panel of the 31st annual Cato Monetary Conference, had effusive praise for his host:

Bill Tatro | December 03, 2013

Of course, we have now advanced technologically to the point that actual physical activity is a thing of the past, since kids can sit and play with their PCs, laptops, Xboxes, and probably a dozen other devices that don’t require them to move at all, other than to shift their fingers.

Tom Purcell | December 03, 2013

I've heard a lot of interesting stories of people trying, and failing, to sign up for ObamaCare, but this one takes the cake. According to UPI, Shane Smith, of Fort Collins, Colo., had his new ObamaCare insurance opened under his dog's name.

Mike Shedlock | December 03, 2013

Whenever Wal-Mart opens up a store it gets tens of thousands of applicants for a couple hundred openings. People want the jobs. Here's the deal. If you don't like the job, then don't take it.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 03, 2013

But you won’t be surprised that this feature of Obamacare also has important economic and policy lessons. Statists have tried to scare young people that there’s a fight over whether people have the right to access birth control. They’ll privately admit that this is just empty rhetoric (after all, there were no barriers to birth control in the pre-Obamacare era), but they nonetheless still argue that the mandate is needed for affordability reasons.

Dave Ramsey | December 03, 2013

So, yeah, savings interest rates right now are aggravating. But you don’t have 3- or 4-percent-home-mortgage world without a 1-percent CD world. They kind of go together. In my mind, an emergency fund isn’t there for the purpose of making money. It needs to just sit safe and sound until it’s needed.

Mark W. Hendrickson | December 03, 2013

Every now and then, something unforeseen and special happens—something that logic or reason would tell you is either impossible or that the odds against it happening are overwhelming. And yet those things occasionally happen and fill us with wonderment.

Armstrong Williams | December 03, 2013

Every day, people across this country decide that they are going to give up their nine to five and start a business.

Jerry Bowyer | December 03, 2013

I have a friend who was always trying to talk me into being part of his next business idea. I’d always nod and smile. Then I would change the subject back to the insurance firm that he already owned. I knew that would end the conversation pretty quickly, because talking about the business that he already owned was boring to him.

Ransom Notes Radio | December 03, 2013

What is Ransom Thankful for? Term Limits. Also, the Madison Coalition joined the program to talk about a constitutional, and practical, solution to runaway federal regulations.

Mon, Dec 02, 2013

Terrence Moore | December 02, 2013

One of the most vital questions for us—grandchildren of the Greatest Generation—is how we will preserve their memory.

Rebecca Furdek | December 02, 2013

"I've always paid my taxes and have never been arrested or charged with any crime in my life. I'm a successful small-business man. But in January of this year, I woke up to find that my business' entire bank accout - more than $35,000 - had been wrongly seized."

Katie Kieffer | December 02, 2013

Mr. Forward, Barack Obama, is not forwarding health; he’s forwarding cancer.

Terry Paulson | December 02, 2013

With the distractions of Christmas sales, turkey dinners, big games, and the continuing Obamacare rollout disaster, you may have missed a critical Senate decision that changes our government in a way our Founding Fathers would never have supported.

Kurt Schlichter | December 02, 2013

Recent events once again demonstrate that there is no point arguing with liberals.

Star Parker | December 02, 2013

As we experience more of the unpleasant realities of the Affordable Care Act, Americans are questioning, finally, the forthrightness and honesty of their president in his selling of this law.

Jeff Jacoby | December 02, 2013

When it comes to charitable giving, America is a world-beater.

John Ransom | December 02, 2013

Winston Churchill once said that Hitler was possible because his country stopped being able to recognize evil. In our own country, I’m beginning to believe that people are having trouble distinguishing between what is true and what is a lie.

Bruce Bialosky | December 02, 2013

The question became where Thompson and the producers were heading with their work? One could conclude that they made up their minds early on that they had an agenda.

Paul Greenberg | December 02, 2013

Does anybody remember the Contract with America besides historians?

Mike Shedlock | December 02, 2013

Work "really well" for who? If Plouffe means the average (and shrinking) middle-class worker, he is out of his mind.

Morgan Brittany | December 02, 2013

It isn’t enough that taxpayers are strapped financially with the burdens already on them, now more tax dollars are being spread around to promote something that Americans overwhelmingly do not want!

Dave Ramsey | December 02, 2013

The best suggestion I can give is for you to simply make these things irrelevant with your other marketing. Overwhelm potential customers with the quality of your service and experience.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 02, 2013

My most important point was that capitalism is the only successful model for creating broadly shared prosperity and I used examples from the Pope’s home region of Latin America to show that nations with more economic liberty are far more successful.

Chris Edwards | December 02, 2013

The GAO routinely finds waste in programs, but it usually just proposes ways to fix them — so the Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques program must be really lame. The GAO finds no “scientifically validated evidence” for the $200 million program, and it says that TSA deployed it before even doing a cost-benefit analysis.

Political Calculations | December 02, 2013

The federal government's subsidization of U.S. ethanol producers, who produce ethanol from corn, which is also the primary feed grain for farm-raised turkeys, is the culprit behind turkey inflation.

Michael F. Cannon | December 02, 2013

The people’s elected representatives must clear certain hurdles — some as high as IPAB wishes to set them — if they want to retain their authority as the ones who write laws regarding health care.

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Matt Barber | December 01, 2013

It’s that bustling time between Thanksgiving and Christmas (Christ’s Mass), our nationally recognized and congressionally “established” birthday celebration for Jesus, the sovereign Lord of all mankind.

Neil McCabe | December 01, 2013

Capitol Hill conservatives are wary of the House GOP leadership slipping in pro-Google language into the H.R. 3309, the “Innovation Act,” the patent law reform bill working its way through the lower chamber.

Debra J. Saunders | December 01, 2013

A few things have happened since California voters approved $10 billion in bonds for a $45 billion California High-Speed Rail project -- which promised to take passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 2 hours and 40 minutes -- in 2008.

Derek Hunter | December 01, 2013

I love movies. I always have. I make a lot references to movies both in my writing and on my radio show. It’s not unique to me.

John Ransom | December 01, 2013

The LEFT believes in torture. And here's proof: Explain Joe Biden, Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton without using the word torture. Seriously. What qualifies Hillary Clinton to be anything?

Austin Hill | December 01, 2013

Are U.S. federal government policy makers planning for an economic meltdown?

Doug Giles | December 01, 2013

I will assist you and yours in avoiding being a potential victim of these vicious sub-human scoundrels.

Bruce Bialosky | December 01, 2013

Rarely does an investigative report manage to unite industry executives, academics, and regulators in such a way as the recent Frontline/ProPublica Life and Death in Assisted Living.

Paul Jacob | December 01, 2013

Today's moral scolds and Mrs. Grundys aren't old-fashioned, they say, or conservative, they say. They call themselves liberals or progressives and they think they know what's best for you, your family, and the nation.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | December 01, 2013

Today’s economic situation has hit my billfold…what about yours? With gas prices soaring and paychecks diminishing, I have been wondering, Who has been eating my piece of the American pie?

Mike Shedlock | December 01, 2013

In an ongoing trend, unrelated to Obamacare, companies have been passing on more and more healthcare costs to employees. However, an ACA gotcha has impacted the way costs are passed on, with families taking a bigger hit than individuals at many companies.

Marita Noon | December 01, 2013

“Rich countries are still not pledging enough money to begin financing a shift to a cleaner global economy,” reports the Financial Times (FT) in its coverage of the United Nations climate talks in Warsaw that ended with little more than a “vague road map on how to prepare for a global climate pact they’re supposed to adopt in two years.”

Political Calculations | December 01, 2013

This is the lowest level that investors have projected for trailing twelve month earnings per share for 2013 since S&P's forecast for 2013 was first projected in January 2012.

Michael Schaus | December 01, 2013

According to CBS news, US District Court Judge Marcia Krieger said that “if individual sheriffs wish to protect individual rights or interests they may do so, however, the sheriffs have confused their individual rights and interests with those of the county sheriff’s office.”

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 01, 2013

It’s no secret that I have very little faith in the competence and good will of government. I focus primarily on the fecklessness of Washington, but I also can’t resist highlighting malfeasance and stupidity by local governments, state governments, and foreign governments.