Sat, Dec 21, 2013

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | December 21, 2013

I love the holiday season. Certain food specialties make their once-a-year appearance on our table. As we all sit down to bountiful meals this holiday season, it’s easy to forget the quiet battle raging over our nation’s food supply.

John Hawkins | December 21, 2013

Here they are.

John C. Goodman | December 21, 2013

"Pope Francis attacked unfettered capitalism as 'a new tyranny,'" reads the lead of the Reuters story by Naomi O'Leary.

John Ransom | December 21, 2013

Dateline: February, 2014- Obama firmly responds to higher insurance premiums caused by Obamacare with an executive order that postpones all illnesses until after the 2016 presidential election.

Ken Blackwell | December 21, 2013

If you walk along the quaint, cobblestoned streets of Georgetown, in Washington, D.C., you can see ads for newly renovated townhomes “starting at $3.945 million.” That’s not surprising for this famously liberal enclave. Something else jumps at you, the number of bumper stickers on Mercedes and Audi automobiles that say: “I’m ready for Hillary.”

Lisa De Pasquale | December 21, 2013

When I first talk to someone in the entertainment world I have one thought – “How can this person introduce me to my favorite actor, Bruce Campbell?”

Paul Greenberg | December 21, 2013

There are some dates everybody remembers. National holidays, Christmas and New Year's and the like. Festive dates and dates not so. Birthdays, wedding anniversaries, the day your mother died.

Ed Feulner | December 21, 2013

Attacking capitalism never seems to go out of style. Over the past 100 years, few institutions of been attacked so fiercely, so falsely and so foolishly.

Brian Birdnow | December 21, 2013

The passage of the Ryan-Murray budget deal in Congress last week has been celebrated by the liberal media as a historic event, in and of itself. When one considers that the Congress hasn’t passed a budget in years this is true, at least to some extent.

Jack Kerwick | December 21, 2013

With his characteristic bluntness, Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty warned the rest of us against being “deceived” by those who would have us think that “adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers” will “inherit the kingdom of God.”

Ransom Notes Radio | December 21, 2013

With so many liberal reporters trying to help the President’s PR campaign for Obamacare, it’s getting harder and harder to figure out who gets this week’s “Ezra Klein is an Idiot” award. Also, Dan Mitchell joined the show to talk about the surprise growth in GDP.

Jeff Crouere | December 21, 2013

This year, it finally became fashionable for comics to lampoon President Obama. His infamous lies about Obamacare and the disastrous rollout of the Healthcare.gov website were too tempting for comics to ignore.

Night Watch | December 21, 2013

The most powerful coalition of Syrian rebels, the newly formed Islamic Front, has rejected talks with US officials just days after seizing control of warehouses filled with American military equipment that was sent to support more secular rival rebel groups.

Charles Payne | December 21, 2013

I'm still working on obligatory 2014 predictions, but I want to give a heads- up about the different kinds of rotations that have already been telegraphed by the market.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 21, 2013

It seems that nothing could be worse than the current welfare/ entitlement system. I think there’s a better road to Rome. It’s called federalism.

Mike Shedlock | December 21, 2013

What could be yet more expensive than a crisis without a banking union? The answer is simple: A crisis preceded by a poorly constructed banking union that promised illusory security

Bill Tatro | December 21, 2013

At the end of this year, extended unemployment benefits are scheduled to expire. More than likely, most of these same individuals will simply convert to disability benefits, as it will be magically determined that their ability to work has been affected by some sort of social disorder.

Matt Batzel | December 21, 2013

Less than 3 years after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed his collective bargaining reforms (Act 10), more than 100,000 union members have left Big Labor. The Left has fought these reforms at every step, but when workers are given the choice, they have overwhelmingly voted to leave government unions.

Steve Deace | December 21, 2013

After the firing of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson for being a Bible-believing Christian, liberty-loving patriots are looking for a way to fight back against a culture drowning in political correctness.

Timothy Lee | December 21, 2013

The issue of forest certification for wood and paper products doesn’t dominate current headlines, but unwise government policies and destructive campaigns undertaken by environmental activists can create very negative consequences for American consumers and businesses alike.

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

Larry Kudlow | December 20, 2013

But the Fed still has no rules.

Charlotte Hays | December 20, 2013

Drop Hawaii, the President ought to stay home, wear pajamas, drink hot chocolate, and praise American’s generosity.

Todd Starnes | December 20, 2013

Duck season may soon be over for A&E. The Robertson family released a statement late Thursday that raises doubts about the future of one of the most popular shows on cable television.

Michelle Malkin | December 20, 2013

"Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson is not alone. He's the latest in a long, long lineup of politically incorrect targets of the left's sensitivity mob.

Michael Barone | December 20, 2013

As the fifth year of the Obama presidency draws to a close, it may be time to examine the unspoken but powerful assumption behind the policies of the president and his party. That is the assumption that in times of economic distress Americans would be, more than usual, supportive of or amenable to Big Government programs.

Brent Bozell | December 20, 2013

What's been called the "War on Christmas" is often a case of secular liberals wanting to engage in Christmas denial.

Jonah Goldberg | December 20, 2013

So rednecks need to be politically correct now?

David Limbaugh | December 20, 2013

I must admit I've never watched "Duck Dynasty," but this brouhaha over A&E's suspension of the show's star, Phil Robertson, for his remarks on homosexual behavior in an interview with GQ has little to do with "gay" issues and everything to do with thought and speech control -- and the left's intolerance.

John Ransom | December 20, 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.

Mona Charen | December 20, 2013

Columnist Ross Douthat has stirred up a hornet's nest by commenting on a new study suggesting that being the parent of a girl may nudge people toward the Republican Party.

Pat Buchanan | December 20, 2013

"Neo-isolationism is the direct product of foolish globalism. ... Compared to people who thought they could run the universe, or at least the globe, I am neo-isolationist and proud of it."

Suzanne Fields | December 20, 2013

Where you're born on the calendar of history makes all the difference in the world. We watch the protests of the young and restless unfold in Kiev's Independence Square and our sympathy goes to them in their quest to be linked in partnership with the West.

Linda Chavez | December 20, 2013

I saw one at the airport on Monday and then another in the elevator on Wednesday. I see them on the street, at coffee shops around town, often at the grocery. Now Obamacare supporters have adopted one as the face of their new public relations campaign.

Donald Lambro | December 20, 2013

The Federal Reserve's long-delayed decision to start pulling away from its multi-trillion dollar stimulus program was filled with self-doubts about the still-shaky Obama economy.

Rich Tucker | December 20, 2013

There are some trends that one can fight against, and others that one must simply embrace. It is the job of a statesman to determine which is which. And that brings us to the proliferation of Christmas music.

Jerry Bowyer | December 20, 2013

The line employs a sharp edged bathos: End of civilization drama counterpoised with a sneer at that most-despised bit of pre-modern Christian dogma – the virgin birth. Religious people gasped, and aggressive atheists snickered, but I just sat there wishing that Christopher Hitchens knew more history.

Charles Payne | December 20, 2013

In the past couple of weeks, corporate America has made an astounding statement on confidence- yesterday, the Federal Reserve joined the chorus.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 20, 2013

After nearly five years in office, what’s President Obama’s most significant accomplishment? This is a serious question, so no jokes about the Nobel Prize he received for not being Bush. And no partisan GOP answers about the 2010 election, either.

Night Watch | December 20, 2013

On 5 December the USS Cowpens, a guided missile cruiser, had a confrontation with a Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy ship.

Mike Shedlock | December 20, 2013

European Central Bank President, Mario Draghi Says ECB Won’t Hesitate to Fail Banks in Stress Tests.

Bill Gunderson | December 20, 2013

The most fun part of managing money is getting to learn about the different and crazy ways that people earn a living. Often a very good living.

Ransom Notes Radio | December 20, 2013

Now that the Fed has decided to (kinda) taper, it’s time to turn our attention back to what is really holding the economy down: Obamacare. And for this Thursday’s Powerful or Pitiful segment, Obamacare takes center stage.

Michael Schaus | December 20, 2013

While some schools are deciding to arm resource officers, permit concealed carry, and even hire additional security, the liberal solution is put up more “no guns” signs and ask parents about their personal interest in firearm ownership.

Thu, Dec 19, 2013

Paul Greenberg | December 19, 2013

To many Americans, the season wouldn't be complete without at least a few scenes from "It's a Wonderful Life."

Donald Lambro | December 19, 2013

The Federal Reserve's long-delayed decision to start pulling away from its multi-trillion dollar stimulus program was filled with self-doubts about the still-shaky Obama economy.

Michael Gerson | December 19, 2013

AIDS, it turns out, is very different from its viral relatives. Polio, for example, infects quickly, then clears the body. AIDS survives and replicates for years.

Diana West | December 19, 2013

Feeling soaked after the gushers of drenching hagiography that crashed over the world on the death of the Nelson Mandela, I have been trying to reconcile what I know with what we are supposed to believe.

Roger Schlesinger | December 19, 2013

I love to kid myself especially when it comes to the lottery. When the big jackpots come around I gather up my coins and have been known to spend up to $3 on tickets. Once I get the tickets I start dreaming of what to do with the prize money.

Todd Starnes | December 19, 2013

Duck Dynasty has been sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. By now you probably know that A&E indefinitely suspended Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family, for following the teachings of the Holy Bible.

Michael Reagan | December 19, 2013

Will Republicans ever learn? Will they get their own house in order in time to take control of the Senate in 2014 and the White House in 2016?

Cliff May | December 19, 2013

In the current global conflict, we have friends and enemies -- and those who just want to end up on the winning side.

Rich Galen | December 19, 2013

Organizations that depend on fundraising (as opposed to selling a product or a service) have got to have an enemy to survive. When I was very young my brother - four years my senior - was stricken with polio which was the scourge of the nation back in the early 50s.

Michael Brown | December 19, 2013

You knew it would happen sooner or later. An outspoken, wildly popular, conservative Christian who doesn’t give a hoot – or in this case, a quack – about political correctness would air his views about homosexuality, and overnight, Hollywood hell would break loose.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | December 19, 2013

"Miracle on 34th Street," "White Christmas," and "It's a Wonderful Life" are among my favorite Christmas movies. All three stories revolve around people, connections and miracles.

Victor Davis Hanson | December 19, 2013

There are all sorts of time bombs embedded within Obamacare.

Derek Hunter | December 19, 2013

Remember when the federal government took over student loans? That power grab was part of the Democrats’ push to make college ‘affordable.’

Larry Elder | December 19, 2013

PolitiFact has awarded their "Lie of the Year" to President Barack Obama for his promise that "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it."

Mike Adams | December 19, 2013

Dear UNC Board of Governors: I appreciate very much the interest you have shown in meeting with me after my current case against UNC Wilmington heads to court in just a few months.

John Ransom | December 19, 2013

Note: This article contains explicit language that some readers might find offensive.

Ken Blackwell | December 19, 2013

With skyrocketing tuition, there is no denying that college is too expensive. My friend, Professor Richard Vedder of Ohio University, has produced a lifetime of work showing that colleges' hefty price is directly related to students' easy access to Federal Pell grants and student loans.

Cal Thomas | December 19, 2013

In his classic novel "1984," George Orwell warned about the evils of a totalitarian state dominated by a single ruling party with total power over its inhabitants.

Debra J. Saunders | December 19, 2013

Jahi McMath, 13, died after a routine tonsillectomy, according to doctors at Children's Hospital Oakland who declared McMath brain-dead on Thursday. The coroner's office was set to remove her body on Tuesday.

Matt Towery | December 19, 2013

I have no earthly idea who allegedly represents small businesses in Washington D.C. or, for that matter, in most states, but I know one thing -- they stink at their job.

Betsy McCaughey | December 19, 2013

Sunday night I received an e-mail from President Obama about his health law. He said “the law is working. Already nearly 365,000 people across the country have picked private plans through the Marketplace.”

Steve Chapman | December 19, 2013

If you're part of the U.S. national security apparatus and you torture someone to death during an interrogation, you can rest easy. Two administrations have furnished get-out-of-jail cards absolving you of responsibility for your crime.

Emmett Tyrrell | December 19, 2013

It has been a grim Christmas around the White House. Frankly, I think President Barack Obama must be wondering why. Has anyone on the White House staff seen him tee off lately? He is really walloping the old ball, and his putting game has improved too.

Jerry Newcombe | December 19, 2013

If we asked the question, “Are children a burden or a blessing?” of course, the answer would be “a blessing.” The Bible says so. But you wouldn’t necessarily know it today.

Jack Kerwick | December 19, 2013

As President Obama and Pope Francis remind us, so-called income “inequality” remains an obsession for leftists the world over. When discussing this topic, those of who value liberty—and sense—would be well served to bear in mind Confucius’ admonition: “When words lose their meaning, people will lose their liberty.”

Anna Higgins | December 19, 2013

As the Family Research Council (FRC) discovered while reviewing healthcare plans in the D.C. health exchange, it is almost impossible for consumers to get accurate information regarding which plans cover elective abortion. The Maryland Health Exchange is turning out to be no different.

Bob Goldman | December 19, 2013

It was a dark day indeed when businesses started thinking about their employees as people and not numbers. Being a number was wonderful, even if your number was zero! A number is anonymous.

Peter Schiff | December 19, 2013

There can be little doubt that today's Fed announcement is an epic attempt at rhetorical audacity. The message they hope to convey is that they are tightening monetary policy by loosening it.

Night Watch | December 19, 2013

On 16 December thousands of North Korean propaganda leaflets fell on Baengnyong Island (also called P-Y Do) off the northwest coast of South Korea, warning of an attack against the island, according to South Korean press.

Charles Payne | December 19, 2013

The income inequality debate that is raging around the world advocated by very powerful voices, like Pope Francis and President Obama. I think the former is using his platform in an attempt to shame and alter free market capitalism. I think the latter wants to ditch it altogether.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 19, 2013

I’m beginning to think the Obama White House has a sinister and devious plot to undermine the productivity of people who believe in small government.

Mike Shedlock | December 19, 2013

Coupled with a cornucopia of dovish statements the Fed finally decided to taper, a measly $10 billion per month, half out of mortgage purchases, half out of treasury purchases.

Political Calculations | December 19, 2013

We're afraid that we're going to have to rewrite the lyrics to The Mamas and The Papas classic song, "California Dreamin'"...

Armstrong Williams | December 19, 2013

Particularly in this perilous era, could you imagine any American not wanting to prevent criminals or terrorists from entering the United States?

Wed, Dec 18, 2013

Ann Coulter | December 18, 2013

Instead of always taking incoming fire, how about Republicans start sending some back? It's great that they stopped HillaryCare, but if they had actually fixed health care by forcing health insurance plans to be sold in a competitive free market, there would have been no opportunity for shyster Democrats to foist Obamacare on us.

Charles Payne | December 18, 2013

Researching K-Force (KFRC) over the weekend, I came across this very interesting assessment of the top technology jobs for 2014. The list reveals several truths, all of which should be good news for Americans.

Hugh Hewitt | December 18, 2013

Peter Lee is going to need a copy ofThe Happiest Life, and very soon, because his 2014 looks like it will be miserable, though not as miserable as he will have made the start of the new year for hundreds of thousands of Californians whom Lee has failed.

Michelle Malkin | December 18, 2013

Dirty Harry Reid sabotaged the filibuster, and now the Democrats are running wild in Washington. Mark my words: We all will pay a price. Thanks to Reid's crony-coddling rule change, unqualified stooges will manage the Obama Department of Homeland Security. It's a bundler's world, and we're just living in it. God help us.

John Stossel | December 18, 2013

This wasn't a great year for liberty. A few disasters that government caused:

Walter E. Williams | December 18, 2013

Pope Francis, in his apostolic exhortation, levied charges against free market capitalism, denying that "economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world" and concluding that "this opinion ... has never been confirmed by the facts."

Brent Bozell | December 18, 2013

Liberal journalists were glowing and full of hope after President Barack Obama won a second term. As 2012 drew to a close, there was the traditional hour of ABC's Barbara Walters fawning: "Mr. President, Mrs. Obama. There is a photograph of you (hugging) that went viral, became the most shared photograph in the history of Twitter. How do you keep the fire going?"

Jonah Goldberg | December 18, 2013

When will the insurers revolt?

John Ransom | December 18, 2013

By December of last year, companies were already making changes to hiring in order to accommodate Obamacare. While the employer mandate won’t be effective until 2015, the disruption should be felt well before then.

Bob Barr | December 18, 2013

John Cooke holds two 30-round magazines in his hands. In one hand is a 30-round magazine purchased before July 1st, when Colorado’s new gun laws took effect and banned purchases of magazines larger than 15-rounds.

Ben Shapiro | December 18, 2013

We've all heard the Obamacare horror stories: members of the individual insurance marketplace who watched their plans get canceled; business owners watching their costs rise; and employees finding out that more is coming out of their paychecks for approximately the same benefits.

Terry Jeffrey | December 18, 2013

The zeal and expertise of the federal government in using modern technology is not evenly distributed across all its functions -- legitimate and otherwise.

Austin Bay | December 18, 2013

At a diplomatic gathering in mid-November, some three weeks prior to Nelson Mandela's death, Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa approached South African president Jacob Zuma. According to The New Indian Express, Rajapaksa told Zuma he wanted to learn more about South Africa's post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Paul Greenberg | December 18, 2013

It's simple. Or so they say. Amidst the dismay over the continuing debacle known as Obamacare, the growing frustration in the country prompts a simple, widespread reaction: "Whaddya expect? It's a government operation."

Donald Lambro | December 18, 2013

The political odds for the 2014 midterm elections have turned upside down. Barack Obama's polls are plummeting and the Republicans' approval numbers are rising again.

Rachel Marsden | December 18, 2013

A new report commissioned by the French Socialist government to make recommendations on how France can better integrate its residents of foreign origin has been described by former French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet as "organizing apartheid by inciting each community to affirm its difference," according to the French newspaper Le Figaro.

Rebecca Hagelin | December 18, 2013

For decades Dr. James Dobson has been the voice of strong families, vibrant faith, and conscientious citizenship. His personal integrity and strong commitment to help families raise Godly children is legendary.

Jacob Sullum | December 18, 2013

After her purse was snatched in 1976, Patricia McDonough began receiving threatening phone calls from a man who identified himself as her robber. Following one of the calls, she saw a car she recognized from the scene of the crime slowly pass by her house in Baltimore.

Kyle Olson | December 18, 2013

There’s nothing like a little fear mongering to go with a heaping helping of government school protectionism.

Matt Mackowiak | December 18, 2013

I once heard then-U.S. Rep. and now-Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., say something that I quite liked: "I'm a Christian, an American, a conservative and a Republican - in that order." It quite nicely sums up how I feel.

Ken Connor | December 18, 2013

Given the magnitude of the Obamacare debacle, it's hard to imagine how Republicans could manage to one-up the dysfunction and dissolution of the Democrat party. Much to the delight of the media, however, the GOP has managed to redirect the spotlight away from the train wreck of the Affordable Care Act in exchange for its own dog and pony show.

Phil Kerpen | December 18, 2013

With Democrats cratering in the polls over their collapsing health care law, they are trying to pivot to the only part of their policy agenda that still enjoys broad public support: the minimum wage.

Armstrong Williams | December 18, 2013

The debate about Comprehensive Immigration Reform keeps coming up and while several efforts to pass this sweeping legislation has failed several times, it is likely to be an issue for the next session of Congress.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 18, 2013

Like all advocates of freedom, I normally despair about the future. Whether we’re measuring the ever-growing burden of government or the erosion of key forms of social capital such as self-reliance and the work ethic, it seems that the world is heading in the wrong direction. But, at least for today, I'm a little optimistic.

Mike Shedlock | December 18, 2013

On December 12 the Financial Times reported EU reaches landmark deal on failed banks with a "common rule book for handling failed banks".

Political Calculations | December 18, 2013

What if we told you there are ways you can buy real health insurance, and more importantly, more affordable health insurance, than you can get from either the federal government's or your state government's health insurance "marketplaces"?

Michael Schaus | December 18, 2013

It seems apropos to mention something controversial about Santa Claus, given the recent furor over his skin pigmentation. (Ya know, because early Catholic Bishops and German folklore characters are traditionally such a multicultural crowd.) I am convinced that Kris Kringle is (undoubtedly) a member of the Republican Party.

Bill Gunderson | December 18, 2013

It was only after my long career as a pharmacological scientist that I decided to pick the biotech and pharmaceutical stocks as the hottest industries of the year. That, of course, is not true – the part about my career as a scientist, that is.

Ransom Notes Radio | December 18, 2013

Is Obamacare going to get better or worse as time goes on? If early indications are anything to go on, the train-wreck-that-is Obamacare will only get worse in 2014. Mark Calabria, with Cato, also joined the program to discuss the Volcker rule and Dodd-Frank

Tue, Dec 17, 2013

Robert Knight | December 17, 2013

Baseball and football fans know that when coaches chew out umpires, there’s little chance that the questionable call will be overturned – especially in baseball. But in many cases, that’s not the intent. The idea is to intimidate the umpire into giving them a better call the next time around.

Todd Starnes | December 17, 2013

President Obama is packing his bags for a 17-day, taxpayer-funded Christmas vacation to Hawaii, The Washington Times reported. The vacation begins on Friday, December 20.

Caroline Glick | December 17, 2013

There was a ghoulish creepiness to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Israel last week. Here we were, beset by the greatest winter storm in a hundred years. All roads to Jerusalem were sealed off.

Michael Schaus | December 17, 2013

After dropping well below the historic trend near the end of Bush’s second term, the unemployment rates of African Americans have again climbed to twice the rate of whites. If judged by the metrics Liberals use to evaluate Conservative theory, President Obama is the worst President for Black America in recent memory.

Erick Erickson | December 17, 2013

It is an odd fight. Such a weird little battle over meaningless and known outcomes. Conservatives, aware because of press reports and congressional leaks, knew what would be in the Paul Ryan-drafted budget plan.

Chuck Norris | December 17, 2013

I'm interrupting my series on Common Core State Standards for public schools to join the appeal to Iran and North Korea for the release of American hostages like imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini and missionary Kenneth Bae.

John Hawkins | December 17, 2013

Obamacare: It's a standard liberal program that makes promises it never intends to keep and does more damage than good.

Michael Barone | December 17, 2013

All this year, House Speaker John Boehner has been taking criticism from all quarters. He is a squish selling out to the Obama administration and the Democrats, many conservatives charged when he engineered bipartisan (mostly Democratic) approval of higher tax rates on high earners rather than go over the fiscal cliff.

David Limbaugh | December 17, 2013

Just when President Obama is on the ropes with Obamacare and the rest of his failed policies, scandals and deceptions, the GOP seems determined to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory -- a victory not just for the GOP, but also for the American people.

Mona Charen | December 17, 2013

The Black Guerrilla Family prison gang controlled the Baltimore City jail. According to a federal indictment, 27 correctional officers, along with 17 others, "were in bed with BGF inmates." That would be literally and figuratively.

John Ransom | December 17, 2013

This is how our founders intended the government to work. For all of you who cry "What about the constitution?" Compromise and slow change is how the constitution works

Cal Thomas | December 17, 2013

During the Christmas season when many celebrate a unique and miraculous birth, what the late Pope John Paul II called "a culture of death" continues its march.

Dennis Prager | December 17, 2013

Jack Phillips owns the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., about 10 miles from downtown Denver. In July 2012, two gay men, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, asked Phillips to provide the cake for their wedding celebration.

Pat Buchanan | December 17, 2013

Is Vladimir Putin a paleoconservative?

Fred J. Eckert | December 17, 2013

On the day before Thanksgiving this news was posted at a blog on the website of the Department of Health and Human Services: The President of the United States had just made a change in the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” better known as ObamaCare.

Debra J. Saunders | December 17, 2013

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., are about as opposite politically as two people can be. Nonetheless, last week they joined forces to introduce a bill to repeal the federal requirement to blend corn ethanol into gasoline.

Paul Greenberg | December 17, 2013

The evil empire, Ronald Reagan called it when Détente was in fashion and it was not done to call things by their right names.

Susan Stamper Brown | December 17, 2013

As world leaders at the UN Climate Summit reached an agreement to tighten the shackles of oppressive global warming regulations late November, God laughed, and the moisture from his breath touched the earth, painting the place where the Christmas story began, the Holy Land, white with snow December 13.

Kyle Olson | December 17, 2013

Are government employee unions any less of a leech on society than corporations?

Bill Murchison | December 17, 2013

The minimum wage fracas emerging in politics highlights the mother of all political fracases: the one titled, Who Gets What?

Bill Tatro | December 17, 2013

Yes, from food stamps, disability tax credits, child payments, and dozens of other government programs, when your employer is the largesse of the federal government, your workday takes on a whole new meaning.

Ransom Notes Radio | December 17, 2013

Ransom wants to know if you would support higher taxes for the sake of hiring armed security guards at public schools? Also, Bill Tatro joined the program to discuss the direction of the economy, and the overall health of America’s economic growth.

Ralph Benko | December 17, 2013

On December 7th, nearly 100 state legislators, many distinguished, representing 32 states, assembled at Mount Vernon.The purpose? To discuss how to, safely, revive an overlooked, but invaluable, provision in the United States Constitution to allow a supermajority of states to rein in a power-drunk federal government.

Bob Beauprez | December 17, 2013

The November jobs report released last Friday by the Labor Department seemed a breath of holiday good cheer at just the right time. The White House (in desperate need of anything that resembled "good news") hailed the report as evidence that "the recovery continues to gain traction."

Night Watch | December 17, 2013

North Korea has never shown that it can manage more than one crisis or major development at a time. The promise to do so this time should provide insights as to the leadership's management competence and style.

Charles Payne | December 17, 2013

In the new fair world, rewards are lavished without regard to effort or achievement; and certainly without the hurt that comes from sacrifice and risk. When politicians talk about a life without want- what they're saying is you can avoid being hurt.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 17, 2013

Political humor doesn’t always require a policy message. That's certainly the case with this first situation. Indeed, some of you may sympathize with the President for the first time in your lives.

Mike Shedlock | December 17, 2013

In a rare victory for constitutional freedoms, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon, ruled NSA phone program likely unconstitutional.

Tom Purcell | December 17, 2013

I'm turning into my father.

Mon, Dec 16, 2013

Rich Galen | December 16, 2013

A poll released yesterday by the Associated Press and GfK demonstrated a point I've been making with eye-glazing regularity: The problems with healthcare.gov will be solved; when they are solved they will reveal a far more damaging problem for the Obama Administration and its Democratic supporters: Obamacare itself stinks.

Kim Holmes | December 16, 2013

The “knock out game,” where defenseless people are brutally and randomly attacked, is a shocker. It’s hard to imagine why teenagers, apparently bored out of their minds, would get a thrill out of beating up an old man or woman.

Kurt Schlichter | December 16, 2013

Sure, Santa is a racist, hetero-normative imperialist who supports the dominant patriarchal power structure through his reinforcement of sexist stereotypes, but unlike the people who vote for Democrats, he has a job to do.

Star Parker | December 16, 2013

A new study just published by the National Institute on Retirement Security – “Race and Retirement Insecurity in the United States”- presents a dismal snapshot of the state of retirement savings of minority American families.

Cathy Reisenwitz | December 16, 2013

The New York Times has an interesting think piece up on upper-class gender relations: Wall Street Mothers, Stay-Home Fathers.

John Ransom | December 16, 2013

In a world where hustlers of division now routinely push the concept of “white privilege"; in a country where the president of the United States blames rich people for everything, it’s a short distance between excusing someone for their behavior based on circumstances and accusing someone for their behavior based on circumstance.

Katie Kieffer | December 16, 2013

?Leave it to the Fighting Irish to vanquish the sheepish, the snobbish and the priggish. This month, the University of Notre Dame (UND) re-filed its lawsuit “for relief against” the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate which is set to take effect January 1, 2014.

Hank Adler | December 16, 2013

New Coke was introduced to the marketplace on April 23, 1985. On that same date, old Coke was removed from the marketplace.

Terry Paulson | December 16, 2013

As we once again inch our way towards Christmas, it's easy to be captivated by what C.S. Lewis called "the great cataract of nonsense that pours from the press and the microphone." Unwilling to let us enjoy a few weeks of holiday joy, political pundits trade barbed accusations with counterattacks.

Rachel Alexander | December 16, 2013

A majority of 18-to-24-year-olds now say they would recall Obama as president if they could. It is finally happening; young people who overwhelmingly supported Obama are now turning away from him in droves. The hope and change he promised never materialized, instead replaced with deteriorating conditions.

Terrence Moore | December 16, 2013

Any people is known by and knows itself through its stories. In addition to the true story of its existence—its history—there are stories that technically never happened. While these stories get assigned to the “fiction” section of the library, that does not mean they are not true—at least true to nature.

Matt Barber | December 16, 2013

Why are Americans so peeved?

Mike Shedlock | December 16, 2013

Once the Boomer top 10-20% replace their auto fleets, real retail sales and real final sales per capita will again contract.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 16, 2013

Brooks often does a good job of highlighting important and worrisome social trends, but what rubs me the wrong way is that he frequently thinks the right answer is to give government even more power.

Shawn Mitchell | December 16, 2013

Brooks argues the executive could forge solutions on things like immigration reform (and presumably the rest of his litany of tragically unpassed bills) that Congress is just too polarized to tackle.

Political Calculations | December 16, 2013

We believe we've identified where the distress in the U.S. economy is originating. A number of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), which allow stock market investors to be able to invest in the nation's real estate markets, have been acting to cut their dividends.

Chris Edwards | December 16, 2013

The deal raises spending $63 billion in 2014 and 2015, split between defense and nondefense programs. That is a lot of money even by Washington standards, and it effectively guts the Budget Control Act of 2011.

Michael F. Cannon | December 16, 2013

A Wall Street Journal editorial surmises that Senate Democrats eliminated the filibuster for non-Supreme Court judicial appointments so they could pack the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit with judges that would block an important ObamaCare case called Halbig v. Sebelius.

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Jeff Jacoby | December 15, 2013

The annual "Death to America" rallies across Iran last month were the largest ever. The outpouring of hate against the United States wasn't cancelled, or even toned down, by the new Iranian president, the purportedly "moderate, reasonable" Hassan Rouhani. Far from it.

Derek Hunter | December 15, 2013

I’m a conservative and proud of it. But I’m also a realist who understands there’s a difference between how I want the world to be and how the world is.

John Ransom | December 15, 2013

Just because voters and the public are momentarily caught up in the tax lust that the Democrats rely on to get more money for government by taxing “someone else” won’t change the fact that on election day Obama and the Democrats will have to be the party of higher taxes no matter what.

Austin Hill | December 15, 2013

Congressional Democrats are reeling from Obamacare, Republicans are caving-in to President Obama’s budgetary demands, and the First Lady is emotionally wounded because of her husband’s flirtatious behavior in South Africa.

Doug Giles | December 15, 2013

Lawyer’s for 16-year-old Ethan Couch were able to pawn off on a doe-eyed court that “affluenza” was to blame for his stealing beer at WalMart, getting wasted and then plowing his out of control Ford F-350 into a group of folks, killing four.

Debra J. Saunders | December 15, 2013

For five years, California state Sen. Alex Padilla has been pushing a bill to ban grocers and large retailers from giving away single-use plastic bags.

Bruce Bialosky | December 15, 2013

As Queen Kathleen (Sebelius) has stated, the people who want her fired are “people I don’t work for.” This is indicative of an attitude exhibited by many in the Administration that the principal complaints concerning Obamacare are coming from people who did not want the law from its inception.

Paul Jacob | December 15, 2013

With it now declared to be an act of racism to dare refer to the federal government’s dramatically increased and disastrous role in our healthcare as “Obamacare” — even though President Barack Obama, himself, once did so proudly, before its onerous provisions were triggered and began to explode in the faces of the American people — let’s just note that the, ahem, Affordable Care Act is . . . not.

Steve Chapman | December 15, 2013

If you offer people something that is too good to be true, you will always find takers. Ask Bernie Madoff. Or ask Barack Obama.

Michael Youssef | December 15, 2013

Dr. King envisioned the day when the black community would be at equal footing with those who oppressed them. And yet, I wonder if even Dr. King could have dreamed of an African-American president so few years after paying the ultimate price for seeking equality.

Jack Kerwick | December 15, 2013

According to his profile, Darren Hutchinson is a professor of “Constitutional Law, Critical Race Theory, Law and Social Change, and Equal Protection Theory” at the University of Florida. At his blog, Dissenting Justice, Hutchinson takes yours truly to task for a recent article of mine in which I contend that the enterprise of rectifying “income inequalities” is antithetical to individual liberty, for the former demands an intrusive, activist, all meddling government—i.e. a government as diametrically opposed as any to that delineated by the U.S. Constitution.

Larry Kudlow | December 15, 2013

Fortunately for Republicans, the Obamacare disaster erased the political downside of the shutdown. Paul Ryan understands this.

Mike Shedlock | December 15, 2013

The city could have and should have shed some of those pension obligations and made changes in various pension agreements, but it didn't.

Daniel J. Mitchell | December 15, 2013

Russian diplomats have been busted for bilking the Medicaid program of more than $1 million.

Political Calculations | December 15, 2013

It turns out that weather conditions in 2013 across all of North America were nearly ideal for growing just about every crop grown in the U.S., with the result that U.S. farmers were harvesting bumper crops of just about everything they grow in August and September 2013.

Marita Noon | December 15, 2013

Like the expiration of the DOE loan guarantee program has increased the likelihood populations of migratory birds will survive death by renewables, the pending expiration of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy could help the eagles and other raptors that are attracted to the towering turbines.

Mark Baisley | December 15, 2013

He had spent decades immersed in the worldview that the West had humanity all wrong and that the United States was the ultimate infliction of unfair capitalism.