Sat, Dec 14, 2013

John Hawkins | December 14, 2013

If things are going badly, we're told the GOP should compromise on what it believes in to start winning elections again. If things are going well, we're told we must turn a blind eye to the GOP abandoning its beliefs so as not to ruin the great year we're going to have.

John C. Goodman | December 14, 2013

At this point we have no idea how many people will become newly insured under ObamaCare.

Ed Feulner | December 14, 2013

?Hike the minimum wage. For politicians trying to show their concern for those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder, it’s a simple solution. And it’s catching on again, with several states and municipalities approving local hikes, and a proposal before Congress to hike it an unprecedented amount, from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour over the next two years.

Rich Tucker | December 14, 2013

It’s that time of year again. Time for another supposed “war on Christmas.” Critics on the right complain that liberals are trying to stamp out religion, while many on the left will go looking to be offended by every little thing.

Larry Kudlow | December 14, 2013

Ryan-Murray is a political solution, not a fiscal one.

Mike Shedlock | December 14, 2013

Right now you have about 3 million jobs in transportation, commerce, trades, that can't be filled. Electricians, plumbers, truck drivers, welders... Jobs that typically parents don't sit down and say to their kids - look if all goes well, this is what you are going to do.

Michael Schaus | December 14, 2013

Not feeling as if they have adequately displayed their anti-gun bias, the Washington Post is trolling the nation for stories of “gun violence” to feature on its pages. In an episode of leftist crowdsourcing, the liberally inclined WaPo is asking its readers “What’s your gun number?”

Jeff Crouere | December 14, 2013

This week at memorial services for former South African President Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama greeted a number of world leaders, including the communist dictator of Cuba, Raul Castro. The President warmly shook hands with Castro, slightly bowing during the visit to engage in pleasantries.

Bill Tatro | December 14, 2013

I can somehow visualize Patty Murray acting as Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz) and I can also imagine Congressmen Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as the Tin Man, with John Boehner turning into the Cowardly Lion, and Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) inserting himself into the action as the Scarecrow.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 14, 2013

Well... It's not where you would think.

Political Calculations | December 14, 2013

We're going to start solving the mystery of why economic growth in the U.S. was so unexpectedly strong in the third quarter of 2013 in a place you wouldn't necessarily expect: the ports of China.

Night Watch | December 14, 2013

North Korea announced that Chang Sung-taek, uncle and former regent for Kim Jong Un, was tried on 12 December by a military tribunal at which he confessed to treason, was sentenced to death and was executed on 13 December.

Peter Schiff | December 14, 2013

Earlier this week Congress tried to show that it is capable of tackling our chronic and dangerous debt problems. Despite the great fanfare I believe they have accomplished almost nothing.

Charles Payne | December 14, 2013

According to a recent Gallup survey, dissatisfaction with the government tops the list as the most important problem facing this country today. I'm sure the spin masters would say that's directed at the mean old Tea Party and the GOP who's always saying "no."

Jack Kerwick | December 14, 2013

In his speech for the Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace, marked for New Year’s Day, Time’s most recently elected “Person of the Year” decried the “widening gap between those who have more and those who must be content with the crumbs.” Pope Francis, it is obvious, is hammering the same theme that he sounded a few weeks ago when he called upon the world to reject “trickle-down economics,” “an economy of exclusion and inequality,” for “such an economy,” he informed us, “kills.”

Ransom Notes Radio | December 14, 2013

One hundred years from now, will Obama still be considered one of the least effective Presidents in US History? Also, Diana West (author of American Betrayal) joined the program to talk about the Leavenworth ten.

Fri, Dec 13, 2013

Linda Chavez | December 13, 2013

Republicans are finally looking like grownups capable of governing, and much of the credit goes to House Speaker John Boehner. After caving in to the kamikaze wing of the House and shutting down the government for 16 days in October, this week Boehner decided it was time to lead his troops in passing a two-year budget.

John Ransom | December 13, 2013

You know why the administration tried to foist the blame for cancelled policies not on the law itself, but rather on the insurance companies? Because they got the talking point directly from Politifact, which rated the claim of unchanged coverage as "true" previously.

Michael Brown | December 13, 2013

I was shocked when I read that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would not be attending the funeral of Nelson Mandela in South Africa because it was too expensive to travel there. Seriously?

Caroline Glick | December 13, 2013

The expressions of shock and indignation that accompanied Edward Snowden’s revelations that the United States uses signal intelligence assets to spy on its allies were more than a little disingenuous.

Michelle Malkin | December 13, 2013

The "S" in President Obama's DHS doesn't stand for "security." It stands for "sleaze." In the wake of Dirty Harry Reid's sabotage of the filibuster, Democrats have rammed through the Senate nomination of a shady Chicago crony associated with dangerous Clinton corruption and at least two visas-for-sale schemes.

Michael Barone | December 13, 2013

Democratic National Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says that Obamacare will be a vote-winner for Democrats in 2014. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the same thing.

Brent Bozell | December 13, 2013

The man whose last controversial movie was "Bully" certainly knows how to behave like one. Just ask New York Post film critic Kyle Smith, who dared to give a thumbs down to Hollywood bigwig Harvey Weinstein's latest anti-Catholic attack film, "Philomena," carefully timed for release during the Christmas season.

Jonah Goldberg | December 13, 2013

"Obamacare was sold on a trinity of lies."

David Limbaugh | December 13, 2013

If you have just returned from a space mission on a spaceship without Internet access and some Kool-Aid-drinking liberal has assured you the disastrous Obamacare problems are behind us, let me do my part to help deprogram you.

Mona Charen | December 13, 2013

"Our house is as quiet as a tomb." So said a friend who's at the same stage of life -- that is, a mother of three with only one child still living at home. Her youngest, unlike mine, is an introvert, but like my Ben, he is exceedingly busy in his last years of high school, thus leaving the house echoing with emptiness.

Ken Blackwell | December 13, 2013

President Obama is receiving plenty of criticism for his selfie cellphone portrait at the funeral of South Africa’s revered leader, Nelson Mandela.

Pat Buchanan | December 13, 2013

"The U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty of 1960 obligates the United States to treat any armed attack against any territories under the administration of Japan as dangerous to [America's] own peace and safety. This would cover such islets as the Senkakus also claimed by Beijing."

Suzanne Fields | December 13, 2013

There's excitement in the science world. They've rediscovered a lizard with a long nose, informally dubbed Pinocchio, which scientists thought was extinct. Columnists, comedians and satirists are excited, too.

Diana West | December 13, 2013

It's been weeks now, more than a month in some places, but it is all about to come to an end.

Humberto Fontova | December 13, 2013

At the funeral extravaganza commemorating a black “political prisoner” President Obama went out of his way to smilingly shake hands with the jailer and torturer of the most and longest suffering black political prisoners in modern history.

Donald Lambro | December 13, 2013

There is little to like in the debt-heavy, budget deal that is about to pass Congress.

Jerry Bowyer | December 13, 2013

What was Dickens really doing when he wrote A Christmas Carol? Answer: He was weighing in on one of the central economic debates of his time, the one that raged between Thomas Malthus and one of the disciples of Adam Smith.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 13, 2013

I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is that politicians have come up with another proposal for an additional tax.

Night Watch | December 13, 2013

Today the non-jihadist opposition in Syria essentially collapsed. General Idris, the leader of the so-called moderates, fled to Turkey just before jihadists captured his offices.

George Jarkesy | December 13, 2013

The Cult of Communism and its gateway drug, socialism, centers around mythical utopian notions of how material goods and power is “equally” distributed in a society.

Bill Tatro | December 13, 2013

The time periods are decades apart, today’s technology is certainly more advanced, and the world is currently in a much better place. Yet, just consider if John Kerry’s statement regarding these most recent Iranian negotiations, is really any different than Neville Chamberlain’s well-known ironic phrase, “Peace for our time.”

Charles Payne | December 13, 2013

The real story of yesterday's news, however, is the global economy. The by-product of wealth is credit or, is the by-product of credit wealth? Credit and debit cards are more than symbols of wealth; they facilitate the flow of capital that is the engine of prosperity.

Mike Shedlock | December 13, 2013

Counting transfer payments such as foods stamps, Medicaid, Medicare, and other government welfare, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis shows the top 40% pay 106% of all taxes (more than all of them). In turn the bottom 60% get money back.

Ransom Notes Radio | December 13, 2013

After 5 years, has the media finally given up cheerleading for Obama? Charles Payne also joined the program to weigh in on the stock market’s recent momentum.

Bill Gunderson | December 13, 2013

From companies with drugs in their pipeline to companies still developing them, this has been the garden spot in the market this year – a year desperate for garden spots.

Thu, Dec 12, 2013

Cliff May | December 12, 2013

Where Islamism is the issue, the media continue to define deviancy down.

Rich Galen | December 12, 2013

In 1969, the Rolling Stones - who have been touring since about 1343 - put out an album that had as one of its songs, "You Can't Always Get What You Want."

Michael Reagan | December 12, 2013

The whole world mourns Nelson Mandela. Rightly. But, as usual, some politically and historically challenged liberals have seen the passing of a great man of history as a chance to take more cheap potshots at Ronald Reagan.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | December 12, 2013

A bi-partisan budget agreement was unveiled in a press conference this past Tuesday night by House Budget Chairman Congressman Paul Ryan (R - WI) and Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash). According to Ryan, this is the first "divided government budget agreement since 1986."

Victor Davis Hanson | December 12, 2013

The gangster state of North Korea became a nuclear power in 2006-2007, despite lots of foreign aid aimed at precluding just such proliferation -- help usually not otherwise accorded such a loony dictatorship. Apparently the civilized world rightly suspected that if nuclear, Pyongyang would either export nuclear material and expertise to other unstable countries, or bully its successful but non-nuclear neighbors -- or both.

Derek Hunter | December 12, 2013

On Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., revealed their budget plan to the world. I would say it was immediately met with complaints, but those complaints started before it was introduced. Is it perfect? Absolutely not. But are there other plans? No.

Larry Elder | December 12, 2013

At an out-of-town memorial service for my dear friend and mentor, Alan Schonberg -- a business titan known for his warmth, grace and generosity -- I saw "Paul," a man I've known some 30 years. It had been a long, long time.

Mike Adams | December 12, 2013

A friend of mine recently expressed shock at the fact that nearly half of the electorate still approves of the job performance of President Barack Obama. In his view, the poll numbers defy common sense.

John Ransom | December 12, 2013

Supporting higher taxes, after all, on those who make more than you-- and this is what opponents of free markets wish for-- is not the same as a rich man feeding and clothing the poor. Or even yet a widow donating out of her want.

Cal Thomas | December 12, 2013

In a December 4 speech, President Obama declared income "inequality" to be "the defining challenge of our time."

Debra J. Saunders | December 12, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was right. If the tea party were to brave a government shutdown in a bid to defund Obamacare, the stout of heart would prevail, and wobbly partisans would run for cover.

Matt Towery | December 12, 2013

Yes, I've written this before, but in the context of the proposed budget agreement, it needs to be restated. Real conservatives supported the government shutdown in October and should make no apologies for that stance.

Paul Greenberg | December 12, 2013

"I'm only human," people say to excuse their faults.

Betsy McCaughey | December 12, 2013

Tell Santa to bring President Obama a stocking stuffer: a copy of the U.S. Constitution with the words “Laws be faithfully executed” underlined in red.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 12, 2013

A superb report in the Wall Street Journal by that inimitable journalist, James Taranto, moves me to reflect on the modern university and things sexual. Taranto has come across another of those poor saps, a male student as fate would have it, who fell into the clutches of a predatory female student.

Steve Chapman | December 12, 2013

In the aftermath of the deadly Metro-North train wreck in New York, there was ample fuel for outrage. The anger was directed at the driver for apparently taking a turn way too fast -- and at the federal government for not making that impossible.

Armstrong Williams | December 12, 2013

In February and March of 1990, I had a profoundly life-changing experience.

Mike Shedlock | December 12, 2013

Alan Blinder, a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, is back at it.In an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal Blinders says suggests negative interest rates.

Charles Payne | December 12, 2013

Despite that big move last Friday, the market has largely been in a lull that's kind of like the quiet before the quiet.

Michael Schaus | December 12, 2013

In the congressman’s defense, he probably wanted to equate her with a soviet propaganda chief or a socialist economist, but was afraid that she would take the analogy as a compliment.

Night Watch | December 12, 2013

If the story is true, there will be continuing turmoil from investigations and interrogations, internal terror, and many executions of senior officials. This will be accompanied or followed by a nationwide re-education.

Political Calculations | December 12, 2013

The number of publicly-traded U.S. companies announcing that they would be acting to cut their dividend payments rose back into recessionary territory again in November 2013.

Bob Goldman | December 12, 2013

Talk about weird! The CEO of Lululemon, the trendy manufacturer of trendy athletic gear, has resigned over a few innocent remarks. What did ex-CEO Chip Wilson say that was so terrible?

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 12, 2013

The Ryan-Murray plan: Tax hikes and make-believe spending cuts are supposed to generate “savings” over 10 years that will “offset” the higher spending that will occur 2014 and 2015. (Don't hold your breath.)

Ransom Notes Radio | December 12, 2013

If you’re worried about the budget deal, only one number really matters: The number of Democrats we cut in Congress. Conn Carroll, managing editor for Townhall Magazine, joined the program to discuss the latest budget deal.

Wed, Dec 11, 2013

Ann Coulter | December 11, 2013

Whenever liberals are in a tight spot, they adopt the scorched-earth policy of argumentation. With no answer, they start demanding that you define words: What do you mean "liberal"? What do you mean "democracy"? What do you mean "patriotism"?

Bob Barr | December 11, 2013

The University of the Incarnate Word is a highly-rated Catholic college in San Antonio, Texas. It is hardly a hot bed of campus violence. When senior Robert Cameron Redus was pulled-over last Friday by campus police for “erratically speeding,” it is unlikely he had any clue of how tragically the stop would end.

Michelle Malkin | December 11, 2013

It's elementary: When Democrats find themselves in political trouble, they reach for your wallets. After squandering billions on an ineffectual stimulus, failed green energy boondoggles and the disastrous Unaffordable Care Act, the Obama White House wants to dump $75 billion more into "free" preschool for all. That'll solve everything.

Terry Jeffrey | December 11, 2013

The Supreme Court over the past four decades has issued some decisions that not only defied the Constitution, but imposed changes on our society that go so far as to challenge fundamental principles of our civilization.

Ben Shapiro | December 11, 2013

The death of iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela prompted torrents of gushing praise from world leaders and media this week. Mandela was widely depicted as a near-flawless human being.

Austin Bay | December 11, 2013

The U.N. Security Council's mandate authorizing French military intervention in the Central African Republic's expanding civil war is one more indication that in sub-Saharan Africa's chaotic corners, "peacekeeping with teeth" has become bottom line U.N. policy.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | December 11, 2013

My friends and I have agreed to give charitable donations for the holidays instead of physical presents. What's the best way to do this?

John Stossel | December 11, 2013

I'm annoyed that so many Hollywood celebrities hate the system that made them rich. Actor/comedian Russell Brand told the BBC he wants "a socialist, egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth."

Walter E. Williams | December 11, 2013

Let's examine a few statements reflecting a vision thought to be beyond question. "The world that we live in is beautiful but fragile." "The 3rd rock from the sun is a fragile oasis."

Jonah Goldberg | December 11, 2013

Newspapers are among the last places in America that have close to zero tolerance for [expletive deleted].

John Ransom | December 11, 2013

The AP “news” organization has manufactured news in order to decry the obstacles to creating a society where we all have the same cruddy high-rise apartment, with the same government-mandated car, with our children in same state-run daycares disguised as schools.

Paul Greenberg | December 11, 2013

A real crisis was looming, not the kind that today's headline-writers regularly invoke, and so devalue.

Donald Lambro | December 11, 2013

The government's latest reports that the economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate in the third quarter and created 203,000 new jobs last month left out a lot of caveats.

Rachel Marsden | December 11, 2013

When U.S. President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, it marked the first time that a local "community organizer" had risen to the highest office on the planet. I wasn't entirely optimistic.

Jacob Sullum | December 11, 2013

This Saturday marks the first anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Yet recordings of the 911 calls placed from the school that day were released only last week, thanks to a misguided and lawless attempt to conceal this information.

Rebecca Hagelin | December 11, 2013

Amazon made headlines recently for its futuristic plans to use drones to deliver packages. Whatever you may think of a sky full of flying delivery machines, Amazon’s innovation is a sign of a bigger trend: the 24/7 business world.

Ken Connor | December 11, 2013

For those who believe that life begins at conception, abortion hangs over society like a dark cloud.

Night Watch | December 11, 2013

Iran's willingness to restore ties with Hamas indicates Iran remains as committed to the destruction of Israel under Ruhani as it was under Ahmadi-Nejad.

Charles Payne | December 11, 2013

Officially, Friday is Ben Bernanke's birthday, but we can understand if he's too pooped to party after last Friday. It was a heck of a week that began with the market edging lower each day in anticipation of a better-than-expected jobs report.

Political Calculations | December 11, 2013

With the U.S. Census Bureau's long-delayed release of new home sale prices last week, we now have a better picture of the situation developing for the U.S. new home market. It would appear that the rapid rise in new home sale prices that we have observed since July 2012 is now stalling out.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 11, 2013

The government’s monopoly education system is a travesty mostly because taxpayers spend record amounts of money and we get very poor results. But I’m also irked at the way government schools engage in absurd displays of political correctness, particularly when it comes to make-believe weapons.

Mike Shedlock | December 11, 2013

Inquiring minds are digging into the alleged "Draconian Cuts" in Food Stamps as described by the Daily Koz. Of course the Daily Koz is not alone in whining about "draconian" cuts.

Bob Beauprez | December 11, 2013

?There is an abundance of evidence that the education system is failing far too many American children. Scholastically speaking the familiar chant of, "We're Number One" – seemingly embedded in American's DNA for generations – has been replaced with "We're just average – and sliding backwards."

Ransom Notes Radio | December 11, 2013

How much worse could Dodd-Frank get? Well… You could add Maxine Waters to the mix. Gayle Trotter, from the Independent Women’s Forum, also joined the program to discuss DC’s latest budget “deal”.

Tue, Dec 10, 2013

David Stokes | December 10, 2013

Why did one of the most politically savvy leaders ever to occupy the White House—Lyndon Baines Johnson—decide not to attend the funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965?

Todd Starnes | December 10, 2013

The Baby Jesus has been kicked off Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, according to an organization who relishes any opportunity to eradicate Christianity from the U.S. military.

Larry Hart | December 10, 2013

Like many other sectors of our economy, the airline industry has been working to shake off the effects of years of economic stagnation, including the great recession of 2008.

Lee Culpepper | December 10, 2013

With recent footage of black teenagers cold-cocking random strangers in a deadly game known as “Knockout,” Americans should recognize how badly our country needs a selfless voice of leadership heard in all of our homes.

Caroline Glick | December 10, 2013

Inadvertently, President Barack Obama just made an important contribution to our understanding of the Palestinian conflict with Israel. Since Hamas ousted all PLO forces from the Gaza Strip in 2007, Gaza has operated as a separate political entity from Judea and Samaria.

George Jarkesy | December 10, 2013

On Monday, a group of nearly 100 state legislators from 32 states gathered at Mount Vernon to demand an Article 5 Convention. Such is the vigor of their cause, I predict demanding an Article 5 Convention will become a litmus test for all Republican presidential candidates in 2016.

Hugh Hewitt | December 10, 2013

"So Secretary of State Clinton, how did your much-reported travels help Ukrainian democracy take root and establish itself so that the inevitable Putin-push for domination of the former Soviet Republic could be resisted?

John Ransom | December 10, 2013

A new report written by the Associated Press says that Income mobility makes the myth of “income inequality” appear bigger than liberals actually made up previously.

Michael Schaus | December 10, 2013

According to the Post, “agency employees are voicing frustration at what they perceive as White House ambivalence amid the pounding the agency has taken from critics”… And, let’s face it, they hear it all.

Thomas Sowell | December 10, 2013

As Christmas approaches, the shopping mall can become a shopping maul. One of the ways of buying gifts for family and friends, without becoming part of a mob scene in the stores, is to shop on the Internet.

Chuck Norris | December 10, 2013

Advocates of Common Core State Standards love to point out how 45 states and the District of Columbia have voluntarily adopted this new national public school regimen.

John Hawkins | December 10, 2013

Fifteen dollars an hour to say, "Would you like fries with that?" or "Welcome to Wal-Mart?" PLEASE.

Michael Barone | December 10, 2013

Watching the twists and turns of American foreign policy while reading Christopher Clark's "The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914" is an unnerving experience.

David Limbaugh | December 10, 2013

I have long contended that President Obama is in charge on his big-ticket agenda items but disengaged as to policy and implementation details. Recent news reports vindicate my position.

Mona Charen | December 10, 2013

President Barack Obama spoke about income inequality in a recent address but failed to mention one of the most significant contributors to rising inequality in America: the marriage gap.

Dennis Prager | December 10, 2013

The only way to understand what is happening to America in our time -- and for that matter, in Europe since World War II -- is to understand the left.

Pat Buchanan | December 10, 2013

"Apartheid is an affront to human rights and human dignity. Normal and friendly relations cannot exist between the United States and South Africa until it becomes a dead policy. Americans are of one mind and one heart on this issue."

Debra J. Saunders | December 10, 2013

Lately, I've been hearing from readers who are among the million Californians who had private health care plans, received cancellation notices and now have to buy new coverage. Some figured that if they signed up with their old providers -- Blue Shield or Anthem -- they'd have access to the same doctors and hospitals. Not quite.

Paul Greenberg | December 10, 2013

Who says the news is always bad?

Phyllis Schlafly | December 10, 2013

The media are currently filled with reports of students in the U.S. scoring poorly on international tests.

Bill Murchison | December 10, 2013

The late, great Milton Friedman used to say, there's no such thing as a free lunch. The ancient Romans had another pointed saying: "Quod erat demonstrandum," meaning, roughly, remember now what I told you, doofus?

Susan Stamper Brown | December 10, 2013

The liberal mind, writes Dr. Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr. in his book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness," views the world through the prism of "pity, sorrow, neediness, misfortune, poverty, suspicion, mistrust, anger, exploitation, discrimination, victimization, alienation and injustice" for people who are "poor, weak, sick, wronged, cheated, oppressed, disenfranchised and exploited."

Ivan Sheehan | December 10, 2013

On Tuesday the International community will recognize International Human Rights Day and reaffirm the fundamental truths enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Krista Kafer | December 10, 2013

Liberals took the nuclear option in 2013 and there may be no return to civil discourse. I'm not talking about curtailing Senate filibusters, although they did that, too, but to the shameful escalation in political rhetoric.

Ransom Notes Radio | December 10, 2013

Reflecting on his energy policies, domestic policies, foreign policies and outright lies… Would you recall Obama if given the opportunity? Bob Greco, with the American Petroleum Institute, also joined the program the war on affordable energy.

Jack Kerwick | December 10, 2013

While delivering a speech on Wednesday, December 4, President Obama declared income “inequality” to be “the defining challenge of our time.”

John Browne | December 10, 2013

Although the U.S. stock market continues to hit new nominal highs on a nearly daily basis, the U.S. economy bumps along at a lackluster pace. This disconnect has been achieved by a massive Fed experiment in monetary stimulation.

Mike Shedlock | December 10, 2013

These charts provide yet another indication of weak hiring as well as visual evidence that something is awry with the budget. Also, when the next recession does hit, there are plenty of people who will not be eligible for benefits.

Rob Schwarzwalder | December 10, 2013

Woven through the non-stop evaluations of and reports about Obamacare’s failures is an undercurrent of wounded wonder: The President lied.

Bill Tatro | December 10, 2013

Mark Twain once said, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” And speaking of an overstated demise, the same can be said these days regarding the U.S. dollar.

Dave Ramsey | December 10, 2013

Many times in life we try to accomplish too many things at once. One problem with this is often it diminishes our ability to focus. When you spend all your time nickel-and-diming everything, the result is that nothing gets done very well.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 10, 2013

It’s not newsworthy that there’s a lot of double taxation in America. What is shocking and discouraging, however, is finding out that our tax code is more punitive than just about every European welfare state.

Night Watch | December 10, 2013

Rebels again accused the Syrians of using chemical weapons last Thursday at a target in western Syrian. The rebels are losing, are lying about it and do not understand they have lost on this issue.

Charles Payne | December 10, 2013

Well, as it turns out, there are some things more important than the American Bald Eagle... Windmills!

Roger Schlesinger | December 10, 2013

It seems that the Federal Housing Association never misses a chance to limit the amount of help they had been giving to the American homeowner.

Armstrong Williams | December 10, 2013

The Social Security Act was passed in 1935 guaranteeing retirement pensions to all Americans over the age of 65. Sounds like a good deal… except for the fact that the average American life expectancy back in ’35 was 61.7 years.

Robert Knight | December 10, 2013

Years ago, when I was writing a book called The Age of Consent, about moral relativism, I was warned by a book agent that it wouldn’t fly with New York publishers.

Mon, Dec 09, 2013

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | December 09, 2013

As another year draws to a close, I usually take time to evaluate what has happened in my life during this past year and what I might look forward to in the next.

Byron York | December 09, 2013

One striking thing about the new White House Obamacare promotion campaign is that so far it hasn't had much to say about the central focus of Obamacare, which is helping Americans buy affordable health insurance.

Christine Harbin Hanson | December 09, 2013

Politicians of all stripes have promised to rein in Washington’s out-of-control spending for years, and sadly most have failed to deliver once in office. Most recently, Congress passed the Budget Control Act of 2011 with bipartisan support promising to cap overall discretionary spending at certain levels every year for the following decade, and President Obama signed it into law.

Clay Conrad | December 09, 2013

A Texas jury was recently lambasted in open court for committing jury nullification by visiting judge Jerry Ray because they acquitted a defendant in a driving while intoxicated (DWI) case. Judge Ray went so far as to equate the jury’s verdict with the acquittal of O.J. Simpson.

Lisa De Pasquale | December 09, 2013

In early October I was watching the Today Show as the hosts talked about a recent study that claimed Europeans were happier than Americans. Their examples of European superiority were cheese and vacation time.

Rich Galen | December 09, 2013

I have a rule about Tweeting: If I delay for even a nano-second from pressing the "Tweet" button, I don't send it.

John C. Goodman | December 09, 2013

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman claims that Republicans who want to trim back welfare spending are waging a "war on the poor."

Todd Starnes | December 09, 2013

A Colorado judge says a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs, a ruling that a civil rights group hailed as a victory for gay rights.

Kurt Schlichter | December 09, 2013

There’s nothing like the holidays for laughing at anti-religious malcontents being driven to madness by the thought of Christians and Jews celebrating their faiths. Crosses, menorahs, happy people with satisfying personal lives – these things drive the militant atheists into a sputtering rage.

Star Parker | December 09, 2013

When presidents give speeches, the affair is choreographed like a Broadway production.

Gina Luttrell | December 09, 2013

Friday, former Massachusetts chemist Annie Dookhan pleaded guilty to all 27 counts of falsifying nearly 40,000 criminal drug cases, effectively upending the Massachusetts criminal justice system.

John Ransom | December 09, 2013

"Obama and Bloomberg are pulling out the stops, knowing that support for gun control--which rose in the days after Sandy Hook--is waning," says the NRA.

Katie Kieffer | December 09, 2013

Mark your calendars! President Obama’s IRS has stomped on the tea party for too long. You’re invited to Barack Obama’s Ugly Sweater Party!

Rachel Alexander | December 09, 2013

I was astonished recently when one of my stepdaughters arrived home from public high school in Washington state with a red ribbon painted on her cheek.

Mytheos Holt | December 09, 2013

In the 1980s, a group was formed which warned of an emerging danger to American’s youth. That danger was a new, and increasingly popular form of entertainment that, while seemingly harmless, allowed children and teens to tap into their more violent and morally questionable urges while hiding under the guise of harmless escapism.

Terrence Moore | December 09, 2013

What are young people being taught in school these days about love and marriage? In these times of chronic family breakdown, are the nation’s schools doing anything to build up the family, or are they contributing to its demise?

Michael Brown | December 09, 2013

Without a doubt, Nelson Mandela was one of the towering figures of our times, a man who became a legend and cultural icon while still alive. Now that he is dead, his detractors are demonizing him while his followers are canonizing him.

Mike Shedlock | December 09, 2013

Let's head straight to the Harvard Survey of Young Americans’ Attitudes toward Politics and Public Service.

Ralph Benko | December 09, 2013

There is abundant evidence that Prof. Krugman has had a material role in producing this Hell.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 09, 2013

Our first example (which arrived in my inbox, so I don’t know who deserves the credit) will be familiar to fans of the original Star Wars trilogy.

Mark Baisley | December 09, 2013

There was nothing constructive in the union’s attempt to remain relevant.

Marita Noon | December 09, 2013

More than $3 billion went to Reid’s friends with the promise that the federal dollars would create “tens of thousands of green jobs.” A little more than 200 permanent jobs have actually been created.

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Steve DiMatteo | December 08, 2013

The Republican Party is standing on the precipice of a bright future, staring at an opportunity to utilize the sudden goodwill bestowed upon it.

Derek Hunter | December 08, 2013

With a storied history of attacking people of faith as extremists, radicals and the greatest threat this nation faces, it seems odd to see progressives embrace religion in their “advance the agenda at any and all costs” march. But they are, with vigor.

John Ransom | December 08, 2013

SPEAK for DCSD wrote: John Ransom, part of Parent Led Reform and I Stand For DougCO Kids. Also the man responsible for the famous quote, “We will break your union and choke your schools.” The man is pure evil.

Austin Hill | December 08, 2013

“Upholding the dignity of the laborer.” “Seeking justice for workers.” Pastors, priests and rabbis who lend their support to striking fast food and retail workers use such high-minded language to describe their behavior.

Doug Giles | December 08, 2013

Why do some atheists embarrass themselves year after year trying to eradicate Christmas from American culture? Why do they make themselves societal hemorrhoids during this hallowed season?

Debra J. Saunders | December 08, 2013

The developers who wanted to build 8 Washington in San Francisco spent seven years lobbying City Hall -- winning approval from the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors -- only to watch opponents kill the project by putting a successful measure on the November ballot.

Bruce Bialosky | December 08, 2013

By now you have probably read and heard a flood of analysis on the interim deal the Obama Administration made with the Iranian government in coordination with five other governments. Except for two people who write for the New York Times, the reviews we have read are quite damning.

Steve Chapman | December 08, 2013

To achieve any ambitious goal, you have to want it badly enough to work and sacrifice. But there is such a thing as trying too hard. Overzealous pursuit of your heart's desire can end up chasing it away.

Adam Brandon | December 08, 2013

By now, the litany of broken promises accompanying the president’s signature healthcare initiative has become all too apparent. The “if you like your plan, you can keep it” quote – and its disconnect from reality – has been drilled into the American consciousness to the point where it will likely go down as one of the most iconic moments of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Raymond Tanter | December 08, 2013

A smoking gun is indisputable evidence of guilt in a whodunit mystery. It is rare to find dispositive intelligence of noncompliance regarding nuclear issues. So there is need even for sources like Israel and the Iranian opposition that have a stake in the outcome.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 08, 2013

Writing in London’s City AM, Allister Heath points out that even John Maynard Keynes very clearly recognized a Laffer Curve constraint on excessive taxation

Political Calculations | December 08, 2013

What is the lasting economic impact of the men who died while serving their country in war?

Michael Tanner | December 08, 2013

Democrats and the media are raising the usual outcry over Republican hard-heartedness and suggesting that the proposed Republican cuts will lead to widespread hunger and hardship. Most of the handwringing is based on myths.

Mark Calabria | December 08, 2013

Low rates are often defended as “putting money in the consumers’ pocket” but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It simply transfers money from one set of consumers to another.

Michael Youssef | December 08, 2013

Depending on your point of view, the deal with Iran that was crafted in Geneva last month either stinks or is rosy. But what most of the world missed was the real motivation for both sides.

Mike Shedlock | December 08, 2013

The Patriot Act was anything but. It should be scrapped. James Clapper should be prosecuted and spend the rest of his life in prison where he can think about the true meaning of patriotism.