Sat, Jan 18, 2014

John Hawkins | January 18, 2014

Saying that life is hard is kind of like saying the sun is hot, water is wet, or noting that politicians lie a lot.

John C. Goodman | January 18, 2014

During the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama was asked if he would favor a higher capital gains tax rate, even if the government received less revenue as a result. His answer: Yes.

John Ransom | January 18, 2014

Here's the part that the academics from the Obama administration and the DNC don’t get: They think that jobs come from the Human Resources Department. Or a website…ergo...

Elise Amyx | January 18, 2014

The debate over income inequality is a perennial one, but President Obama has made it the cause du jour with a renewed emphasis in his upcoming State of the Union speech. He has invoked Pope Francis in his renewed campaign to brand inequality as the “defining challenge of our time.”

Charles Payne | January 18, 2014

America is on sale and China keeps stepping up to the plate. This week we learned China holds a record $1.31 trillion of our nation's debt after adding $12.2 billion in December (they're closely followed by Japan at $1.18 trillion).

Jerry Newcombe | January 18, 2014

Recently, a picture from outer space was posted that some thought looked like the “Hand of God." Writing about it for space.com (1/9/14), Tanya Lewis said, “The hand might look like an X-ray from the doctor's office, but it is actually a cloud of material ejected from a star that exploded.”

Jeff Crouere | January 18, 2014

It is clear that the House GOP leadership is preparing to take action on the immigration issue this year. According to reports, the “principles” of immigration reform will be introduced next week and it will include a “pathway” to citizenship for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country.

Ransom Notes Radio | January 18, 2014

And now even Democrats are running away from the President’s signature piece of legislation. John Hawkins, from Right Wing News, joined the program to discuss Democrat’s trying to distance themselves from the Obamacare trainwreck.

Night Watch | January 18, 2014

In summary, the North wants all exercises in the South to halt beginning 30 January; wants all allied exercises to stop or take place in the US instead of South Korea; and wants South Korea to prohibit reinforcements from the US that include nuclear capable assets.

Bill Tatro | January 18, 2014

It was typically thought that gold and silver would be the alternative to fiat currency, as historically has always been the case. Unfortunately, most merchants aren’t equipped to give you change for a purchase made with a gold or silver coin.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 18, 2014

If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’re aware of other slippery slope examples, such as the tiny income tax in 1913 that has morphed into the internal revenue code monstrosity of today.

Nick Sorrentino | January 18, 2014

The DC Republicans are sort of amazed by the whole phenomenon. Wasn’t it just 3 years ago that everything was normal? What happened? The GOP got defense money and farm subsidies. The Dems got social programs. We yelled at each other a little bit. But in the end everyone knew the game.

Mike Shedlock | January 18, 2014

Obama says we need more "balance" between security and liberty. The president would "not dwell on Mr. Snowden’s actions or his motivations". I will.

Steve Deace | January 18, 2014

Why it might be harder for the likable former Arkansas governor to win the Republican nomination then the general election in 2016.

Jerry Bowyer | January 18, 2014

Well you have to give him credit for sheer brass. The new head of the IRS, who was brought in to the agency to ‘restore trust’, sat before the Senate Finance committee recently and informed them that he wanted more money for the agency.

Fri, Jan 17, 2014

Larry Kudlow | January 17, 2014

But the Sandinista Democrats will have none of it.

Michael Schaus | January 17, 2014

The recent settlement with Ally Bank and the DOJ’s Orwellian named Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is one of many that has led to over $810 million in fines and penalties. The Feds Have accused Lenders of “racist” lending practices – without looking at a single credit score, debt to income ratio, or borrower’s ethnicity.

Michelle Malkin | January 17, 2014

The myth of the poor, oppressed jihadist never dies. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is the latest Obama administration official to peddle this odious narrative. Cue John Lennon's cloying "Imagine," don your plaid pajamas, and curl up with a warm cup of deadly naivete.

Erick Erickson | January 17, 2014

Primary season for Republicans will determine which direction the party heads. Much of the past year, as Republicans fought amongst themselves, both sides said publicly that the disputes were over tactics, not over ideas and ideals.

Dr. Ben Carson | January 17, 2014

When government grows too large, dependency replaces achievement.

Michael Barone | January 17, 2014

The Census Bureau's holiday treat is its release of annual state population estimates, to be digested slowly in the new year.

Brent Bozell | January 17, 2014

A few years back, during the Media Research Center's annual gala, I was honored to pay tribute to the family of a real American hero, Michael Murphy, the Navy SEAL posthumously awarded the first Congressional Medal of Honor for service in Afghanistan, and the first since the Vietnam War. Few in the room knew the story because only Fox and a handful of other outlets told it.

Jonah Goldberg | January 17, 2014

It wasn't supposed to be like this. At the end of 2013, the Washington Post's electoral number-crunchers calculated that the Democrats had a 1 percent chance to win back the House of Representatives.

David Limbaugh | January 17, 2014

This week, once again, we heard President Obama defiantly pronounce that he has no intention of letting a little thing like constitutional checks and balances get in his way and interrupt his royal prerogative.

John Ransom | January 17, 2014

The knife sticking out of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s back was stuck there slowly by fellow pantsuiter, Sen. Diane Fienstein, (D-Kalf.) who chairs the Senate Intelligence committee for the gentleman’s club also known as the United States Senate.

Mona Charen | January 17, 2014

The Departments of Education and Justice have teamed up to make the lives of students in tough neighborhoods even tougher.

Pat Buchanan | January 17, 2014

"I've got a pen," said President Obama early this week. "I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions ... that move the ball forward."

Suzanne Fields | January 17, 2014

When Ariel Sharon died on Saturday, the obituaries emphasized his strength as a military commander and political leader, recalling his brilliant counterattack across Suez to surround the Egyptian armies when Israel's very existence hung in the balance in the Yom Kippur War the Arabs almost won.

Linda Chavez | January 17, 2014

Racial profiling, which has always been a thorny issue, is about to get a lot more complicated. In a private meeting with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Attorney General Eric Holder this week promised that the Department of Justice soon will issue long-anticipated new rules expanding the definition of what constitutes racial profiling.

Donald Lambro | January 17, 2014

We're getting closer to the 2015-16 presidential election cycle, and for many White House aspirants, it's already begun in earnest.

Cliff May | January 17, 2014

Since June 2012, Peter Bergen, the swashbuckling reporter who serves as CNN’s national-security analyst and a director of the liberal New America Foundation, has been among those in the foreign-policy establishment confidently declaring that “al-Qaeda is defeated.”

Nick Sorrentino | January 17, 2014

The statists had better watch out if 15-year-olds in San Francisco are reading (and understanding) Hunter Lewis’s new book on the Federal Reserve. There may be hope yet.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 17, 2014

Do libertarians have a sense of humor? That’s a relevant question because many people think of us as unhappy curmudgeons, or perhaps as dorky Randians.

Bob Goldman | January 17, 2014

There is another tragically overweight person whose honesty and integrity is a matter of vital concern to us. Not Chris Christie. That's right, friend. I'm talking about you.

Mike Shedlock | January 17, 2014

Are Sovereign bonds a major source of risk? One would think so. At least one should think so. Yet, just yesterday, the ECB whitewashed sovereign bonds as a no risk item.

Night Watch | January 17, 2014

This country is not and cannot be a modern democracy. It is too poor and too poorly educated. Those conditions may be considered Mubarak's greatest crimes after 34 years in office.

Charlotte Hays | January 17, 2014

A recent report on Market Watch—hardly a right-wing hangout—should be required reading for every Democrat who believes that extending “temporary” unemployment benefits is always the humane thing to do.

Roger Schlesinger | January 17, 2014

If Congress, the Senate and the White House could take a long needed - but unearned - vacation, say five or six years, when they returned unemployment wouldn't be a problem.

Ransom Notes Radio | January 17, 2014

Allen West joined Ransom Notes Radio to discuss the Administration’s Benghazi cover-up, and the White House’s abysmal record on race-based issues.

Dr. Charles Dunn | January 17, 2014

Republicans stood in a long line to excoriate Chief Justice John Roberts for voting to uphold Obamacare in 2012, while Democrats praised him. Today, both parties should thank him for being a “Profile in Courage.”

Charles Payne | January 17, 2014

By now we all know the line immortalized by the Iron Lady of England, and these days it should be mandatory for those tax-and-spend politicians to recite it every morning,(along with the Pledge of Allegiance). What doesn't get mentioned often enough is the next act; what happens after you have run out of other people's money?

Thu, Jan 16, 2014

Hugh Hewitt | January 16, 2014

Two weeks from today, House Republicans will travel to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, MD in an attempt to plan their legislative year and of course a strategy for maintaining their majority.

Rich Galen | January 16, 2014

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SCCI) has released it's long-awaited report on what did (and did not) happen in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 and what the Obama Administration said (and didn't say) about it.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | January 16, 2014

The start of the year is when many companies, organizations, families and people review their plans and their priorities. This process often includes deciding where they should focus their time, energy and effort, and how to judge, at year's end, whether they have succeeded.

Derek Hunter | January 16, 2014

As I’ve said before, I love Detroit. Born and raised there to parents who were born and raised there, and went to college at Wayne State. It’s an amazing place. I passionately want to see Detroit revitalized.

Larry Elder | January 16, 2014

The media quickly came up with a term for the apparently politically orchestrated George Washington Bridge traffic jam: "Bridgegate." Now what catchy term do the media attach to the explosive new book castigating the incumbent wartime commander in chief? "Gatesgate"? Hardly.

Ken Blackwell | January 16, 2014

“Nuns hopeful of stay,” read the headlines. No, they weren’t going to be executed. Only their consciences were to be violated.

Michael Reagan | January 16, 2014

Let me get this straight. For five years Barrack Obama has been president. For five years he’s demonstrated -- with amazing consistency -- that he has no clue what we need to get out of the ditch and back on the road to real economic recovery.

Cal Thomas | January 16, 2014

While the Obama administration offers life support to its Affordable Care Act, in the UK a growing number of people are asking whether it's time to pull the plug on the National Health Service (NHS), which is in critical condition.

Debra J. Saunders | January 16, 2014

How near death is the California Republican Party? It's this bad. Democrats hold every statewide office. Term limits have opened up a few offices; still, no serious Republican plans to run for attorney general, lieutenant governor, treasurer or controller this year.

Matt Towery | January 16, 2014

The mainstream media can't figure out why Americans won't get on the "global warming" train or why the whole nation isn't obsessed with Chris Christie and "Bridgegate" or even come to grips with why consumers didn't spend themselves silly during the Christmas season.

Paul Greenberg | January 16, 2014

It was wholly a pleasure to get your email informing me that a Carol Kerr, who is identified as a spokesperson for the Army War College, says the school may remove the portraits of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson that now adorn a third-floor hallway.

Betsy McCaughey | January 16, 2014

Congressional speeches are generally hot air, politicians blathering to a largely empty chamber. But on January 9th a discussion in the House of Representatives soared above that mediocrity.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 16, 2014

WASHINGTON -- You will perhaps forgive me if I have found all this bellyaching about retired Secretary of Defense Bob Gates' so-called indiscretion, indignation and candor a bit hard to take.

Steve Chapman | January 16, 2014

Robert Gates may be the only CIA director or defense secretary who ever took part in peace demonstrations during the Vietnam War. In his 1996 memoir -- the one nobody noticed -- he says that in 1970, as a young CIA employee and Air Force veteran, he marched in Washington to protest the U.S. invasion of Cambodia.

Rebecca Hagelin | January 16, 2014

A month like we're having reminds me why I hate winter. Last week’s bitter cold swept across the country, from Minnesota to Maine, and Wisconsin to Virginia.

Lee S. Wishing, III | January 16, 2014

Many years ago I worked with a talented political organizer who made a very strange prayer request. After one of our meetings he told me that he regularly prayed that God would give him the spirit of the aggressive and feared Republican political organizer Lee Atwater.

Bill Tatro | January 16, 2014

The old adage that liars figure and figures lie certainly continues to hold true. Fresh off the recent modification of the so-called Volcker Rule, which will pretty much let the big boys run amuck in the collateralized debt obligation (CDO) world, we now see the brazen efforts to convince everyone that all is well with the bankers.

Phil Kerpen | January 16, 2014

All three judges in Verizon v. FCC agreed that the net neutrality order regulating the Internet was, as I’ve said all along, illegal.

Charles Payne | January 16, 2014

In his pitch for yet another extension of “emergency” unemployment benefits, President Obama dug into his typical bag of rhetoric, and in the process underscored why this has been a failed presidency.

Mike Shedlock | January 16, 2014

An interesting Gallup poll shows Government Itself Still Cited as Top U.S. Problem.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 16, 2014

The title of today’s column may not make much sense if you’ve never watched The Producers, a 1960s Mel Brooks comedy featuring Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel, but you’ll soon see the connection. That’s because we’re going to laugh at Obamacare, otherwise known as the gift that keeps on giving, and Hitler is part of our satire.

Night Watch | January 16, 2014

Iraq is in no danger of being taken over by al-Qaida terrorists. However, it might be nearing a point of fragmentation. The Sunnis in Anbar Province and other areas of western Iraq also appear to be pushing for greater local self-government.

Nick Sorrentino | January 16, 2014

Down with the sequester say the Republicans! Small government? Are you kidding? Look at us. We LOVE to spend the taxpayer’s money. Just as much as the Democrats.

John Kass | January 16, 2014

I wasn't eager about seeing "Lone Survivor," the new film about four U.S. Navy SEALs forced to fight a terrible and heroic battle against the Taliban in Afghanistan. What worried me was that it would turn out to be a typical Hollywood war movie, with archetypal characters (the city kid, the cynic, the country boy, etc.) and some kind of big speech at the climax.

Michael Schaus | January 16, 2014

It seems that the possession of a certain creative ignorance – not generally found among individuals with shreds of common sense – is highly praised at the left wing “news” network MSNBC. Touré Neblett, an MSNBC talking head, made the claim that job creation is an “ineffective” way of fighting poverty.

Wed, Jan 15, 2014

Ann Coulter | January 15, 2014

I agree with MSNBC. I find it hard to believe that Gov. Chris Christie knew nothing about his staff's plotting a massive traffic jam on the ramp to the George Washington Bridge for political retribution.

Todd Starnes | January 15, 2014

The parents of a six-year-old girl said their daughter was humiliated when a teacher interrupted the child’s one-minute speech and told her to sit down because she’s “not allowed to talk about the Bible in school,” attorneys for the California family allege.

Bob Barr | January 15, 2014

Progressive Insurance wants its insurance agents to take a 30-day ride-along with its customers.

Cal Thomas | January 15, 2014

A multiple choice question: Select the scandal(s) that affects the most people and has long-term implications for the country in a time of war, a country with a struggling economy that last month produced the weakest job growth in decades.

Thomas Sowell | January 15, 2014

The first time I saw New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on television, a few years ago, my first reaction was astonishment: "A talking Republican!"

Michelle Malkin | January 15, 2014

This made my heart ache and my blood pressure spike: Actress Tamera Mowry, who is black, wept in an interview with Oprah Winfrey over the vile bigotry she has encountered because of her marriage to Fox News reporter Adam Housley, who is white.

John Stossel | January 15, 2014

The big online retailer Overstock.com now accepts payment in Bitcoin. That's good news for lovers of liberty because Bitcoins give us an alternative to government-controlled money. Bitcoins are a currency created by anonymous, private tech nerds, not by government.

Walter E. Williams | January 15, 2014

Democrats plan to demagogue income inequality and the wealth gap for political gain in this year's elections. Most of what's said about income inequality is stupid or, at best, ill-informed.

Brent Bozell | January 15, 2014

During the 2012 presidential campaign, somehow each and every Republican presidential contender had a sink thrown at him (or her) via what reporters call "investigative journalism."

Mike Adams | January 15, 2014

Welcome back! I just wanted to write and let you know that the syllabus is up and running on the departmental web page. I have been instructed to direct you to the link rather than distribute individual copies.

Jonah Goldberg | January 15, 2014

What a bizarre spectacle. Assuming he did not lie during his marathon news conference last week, the feeding frenzy surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be remembered as one of those incredibly odd moments of elite journalistic hysteria that are difficult to explain to people who weren't there or didn't get it.

John Ransom | January 15, 2014

While Barack Obama didn’t invent the “Christie” – that is punishing political friends and foes by use of his office—he’s certainly used it more vigorously in my lifetime than any politician not named Clinton.

John Linder | January 15, 2014

We have heard the promise of fundamental tax reform for about two years now. It seems that there is some agreement on reducing the numbers of deductions and reducing some tax rates. You will recall that we did that in 1986 and 25 years later it cannot be noticed.

Ben Shapiro | January 15, 2014

On Tuesday, the Iranian government announced that it had reached a secret agreement with the West on its nuclear development.

Terry Jeffrey | January 15, 2014

When can President Barack Obama use military force against Libyans without prior authorization from Congress and when can he not?

Austin Bay | January 15, 2014

Scanning the transcripts of the 9/11/2012 Benghazi terror attack testimony released this week by congressional committee investigators makes this point quite clear: The video definitely didn't do it.

Paul Greenberg | January 15, 2014

As if the president's Signature Accomplishment, aka Obamacare, doesn't have enough problems, it's been put on hold by a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who recognized still another obstacle it faces: religious objections. These were raised by an order of Catholic nuns in Colorado.

Rachel Marsden | January 15, 2014

The most disappointing thing about the news that French President Francois Hollande allegedly has been rendezvousing with an actress in the privacy of her apartment is that it's a testament to how pathetic and petty some segments of French society are allowing public discourse to become in a country historically renowned for grand ideas and debate.

Donald Lambro | January 15, 2014

WASHINGTON -- This is shaping up as the month that Barack Obama and the Democrats began to slip further into political decline and irrelevance.

Donald Lambro | January 15, 2014

This is shaping up as the month that Barack Obama and the Democrats began to slip further into political decline and irrelevance. Obamacare, unpopular as ever, is sinking into financial trouble.

Jacob Sullum | January 15, 2014

Does your doctor nag you about your drinking? The federal government wishes he would. Last week the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted with alarm that most Americans say they have never discussed alcohol consumption with a health professional.

Mike Shedlock | January 15, 2014

Performance on 2013 origination is at record highs because of record low interest rates coupled with rising home values.

Charles Payne | January 15, 2014

It's been a rough start so far this year, which got even rougher yesterday, when the market took its cue from the news and from the retail sector.

Erica Wanis | January 15, 2014

Occupy Wall Street activist and "independent journalist" Jesse Myerson recently made waves when he penned a piece for Rolling Stone in which he laid out five major policy priorities that Millennials should be fighting for, including such novel concepts as "guaranteed work for everybody," and "take back the land."

Mark W. Hendrickson | January 15, 2014

On Dec. 23, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Owen Glass Act, creating the Federal Reserve. Looking back, what has the Fed accomplished during the last 100 years?

Night Watch | January 15, 2014

Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, said a bill moving through Iran's parliament will force the country to increase its uranium enrichment. The bill has received support from 218 of the parliament's 290 members.

Ransom Notes Radio | January 15, 2014

Are you happy with Washington’s spending deal? The truth is, it is exactly what we’ve been dealing with for the last five years… And yet, Washington DC is bragging. Also, Grover Norquist weighs in on the tax and spend policies of DC.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 15, 2014

My favorite Heritage Foundation publication (other than…ahem…my studies on government spending and the flat tax) is the annual Index of Economic Freedom.

Nick Sorrentino | January 15, 2014

It is as if once the Soviet Union died, once the scourge of international socialism was utterly and completely decimated both economically and intellectually, humanity couldn’t help but lurch forward.

Douglas MacKinnon | January 15, 2014

While most of the mainstream media understandably turned a blind eye to an odd meltdown from the editorial page editor of the paper which gives many of them their daily marching orders, the rest of us should take note.

Tue, Jan 14, 2014

Caroline Glick | January 14, 2014

During his long career, Ariel Sharon built a lot of roads. As housing minister in the early 1990s and as national infrastructures minister in the late 1990s, Sharon played a key role in building everything from the Trans-Israel Highway to access roads to isolated communities.

Hugh Hewitt | January 14, 2014

Incredibly, the lead negotiators for the House GOP have just agreed that the only group deserving budget punishment in the new spending deal is the career military. It is an obscene deal, one made worse by a patently cynical attempt to hide the blow to the military by "restoring" cuts to the pensions of wounded veterans.

Michael Brown | January 14, 2014

Although this is not breaking news, Mayor de Blasio’s war on the unborn remains shocking and morally reprehensible, and it is something we must continue to address.

Bill Murchison | January 14, 2014

Retired Defense Secretary Robert Gates breezed back onto the national scene last week by speaking his mind.

John Hawkins | January 14, 2014

Obamacare had the worst debut since the Titanic.

Thomas Sowell | January 14, 2014

Anyone who has still not yet understood the utter cynicism of the Obama administration in general, and Attorney General Eric Holder in particular, should look at the Justice Department's latest interventions in education.

Chuck Norris | January 14, 2014

Last week, I pointed out how PolitiFact crowned the promoter in chief's sound bite for Obamacare the "Lie of the Year" for 2013: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it."

Michael Barone | January 14, 2014

Like just about everybody else in Washington and many across the country, I've been reading the excerpts from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' book "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War."

David Limbaugh | January 14, 2014

If it weren't for a shamelessly dishonest, hyper-protective liberal media, the American people would know, unanimously and without doubt, that Obamanomics is killing American jobs. There is no silver lining in the December jobs numbers.

Mona Charen | January 14, 2014

The New York Times brings us the "next frontier in fertility treatment." It's about dissolving the prejudice against transgender people having children.

John Ransom | January 14, 2014

While liberals like Obama do everything they can to provide aid and assistance to gay couples to get married, heterosexual black families get the back of the hand.

Cal Thomas | January 14, 2014

Cal Thomas conducted an interview with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Oct. 12, 2003 in which Sharon outlined the five conditions that must be met before the peace process can proceed.

Dennis Prager | January 14, 2014

On every level and from every perspective -- from pure national interest to the purely moral -- the decision by the Obama administration and the Democratic Party to withdraw American troops from Iraq and Afghanistan is indefensible.

Pat Buchanan | January 14, 2014

As we approach the centennial of World War I, we will read much of the blunders that produced that tragedy of Western civilization. Among them will be the "blank check" Kaiser Wilhelm II gave to Vienna after the assassination by a Serb terrorist of the Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand.

Debra J. Saunders | January 14, 2014

If I were governor of New Jersey and really wanted to know whether my staff had any involvement whatsoever in a nasty political prank that closed lanes and gridlocked traffic on the George Washington Bridge in September as payback for the Fort Lee mayor's refusal to endorse me, I would not do what Chris Christie did.

Paul Greenberg | January 14, 2014

The life of Ariel Sharon, better known in Israel as Arik, has ended at long, long last after eight comatose years lost to everyone but himself. It was a life almost co-extensive with that of the State of Israel, or at least its army.

Timothy Daughtry | January 14, 2014

America’s political history over the last century – and, if we stay on our current course, its political future – can be read in two symbols that were ever-present in the last election.

Gabriella Hoffman | January 14, 2014

While promoting her new Sportsman Channel show “Amazing America” in California last week, Sarah Palin told reporters her show will inspire young women to discover the outdoors.

Phyllis Schlafly | January 14, 2014

The takeover of Fallujah by al-Qaida wipes out our costly 2004 victory in which we captured the Iraqi city at the cost of 100 Marines and soldiers killed in action, and hundreds more wounded.

Susan Stamper Brown | January 14, 2014

A recent column in Rolling Stone magazine revealed a recurring and troubling trend with young Millennials who have been brain-washed by professors preaching the Progressive dream of a welfare state.

Jason Hart | January 14, 2014

Ohio taxpayers are being treated to an unwelcome taste of DC, as Governor John Kasich brings President Obama’s favorite policies and tactics to the Buckeye State.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 14, 2014

Just look at how the White House turned the supposedly professional IRS into a partisan political operation. The government had power, ostensibly for a legitimate reason, but politicians and bureaucrats then used the power in a grossly improper fashion.

Bill Tatro | January 14, 2014

There will be noise and jostling for position as John Boehner and his Band of Merry Men loudly proclaim their indignation regarding the spending habits of President Obama and the Democrats. Yet, in the 12th hour, the Speaker will appear in front of the microphones and proclaim that a budget deal has been struck

Tom Purcell | January 14, 2014

It's a story about how freedom is all. I speak of the Little Sisters of the Poor, an international congregation of Roman Catholic nuns who have devoted their lives to caring for the elderly poor.

Shawn Mitchell | January 14, 2014

The idea the president is pivoting to inequality is too rich. Redistribution is the organizing principle of his presidency. Taking from the Americans he calls “the haves,” the “fat cats” and giving to those he calls “the poor” and “have nots” has been his constant goal.

Charles Payne | January 14, 2014

It proves once again we live in a trickle-up economy, where the masses give away their money in return for short-term pleasure. Somehow, once those pleasures are exhausted, the masses are exhorted by leftist troublemakers, who demand economic justice.

Dave Ramsey | January 14, 2014

Never, ever put your emergency fund into things where risk and volatility are factors. An emergency fund isn’t an investment. It’s there to help protect things that are investments and your life.

Hunter Lewis | January 14, 2014

Looking behind all the smokescreens, one thing is obvious about all federal poverty programs. They not only create disincentives to work. They actually tax work at horrific rates.

Nick Sorrentino | January 14, 2014

The law may be a disaster and may have been forced through in the most partisan way possible. But guess what? Too bad for you. You Mr. and Mrs Middle Class are on the hook. And so are your kids. Suck it up.

Robert Knight | January 14, 2014

It was a diabolically clever scheme. Last week, the New York-based Satanic Temple garnered a lot of free publicity by releasing a drawing of a proposed statue of Satan at the Oklahoma state Capitol to be placed near a Ten Commandments monument.

Mike Shedlock | January 14, 2014

In the wake of the Gold Flash Crash six days ago in which prices suddenly plunged then recovered, numerous people have been wondering "who is the culprit".

Ralph Benko | January 14, 2014

One year ago, between the re-election and re-inauguration of Barack Obama, the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy met and mapped out three major strategic goals. These are designed to seize plenary control over the US government and, thereby, America.

Mon, Jan 13, 2014

Lisa De Pasquale | January 13, 2014

I’ve mentioned in several previous columns that Andrew Breitbart inspired these questions after a long conversation we had about the movie Grandma’s Boy. Coincidentally, the last time I saw Breitbart, I was able to meet Allen Covert, the star, co-writer and co-producer of Grandma’s Boy.

Scottie Hughes | January 13, 2014

Right now, China and Russia are having a great laugh at America’s expense. For a once proud country with strong moral character and intellectual ambition, we have become a nation intent on destroying itself from within.

Kurt Schlichter | January 13, 2014

Between global warming suckers getting entombed in ice while trying to prove the Antarctic ice cap has melted to most of America doing a Frigidaire impression, the entire façade of this bogus leftist power grab is crumbling.

Star Parker | January 13, 2014

It’s too early to predict where N.J. Governor Chris Christie’s “bridgegate” scandal will lead.

Rebecca Furdek | January 13, 2014

Nowadays, no President (not to mention anyone in Washington) is generally praised for pronouncements of abandoning power.

John Ransom | January 13, 2014

The reduction in labor force in the U.S. is comparable to losing the state of Maryland or Missouri in terms of productivity and GDP. Yet still the Fed decided to taper. Why?

Katie Kieffer | January 13, 2014

It’s January. If you resolved to lose weight, forget the cotton ball diet. To become a lean, mean muscle machine: eat venison.

Terry Paulson | January 13, 2014

Son: Just when I start to think Republicans might be right about Obamacare, they show once again that the only citizens they care about are the rich! The gap between the rich and the poor in this country keeps growing, and they won't even support increasing the minimum wage.

Rachel Alexander | January 13, 2014

It came to light last week that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration plotted with transportation officials to create traffic gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J., after its Democratic Mayor Mark Sokolich refused to back Christie’s reelection bid.

Julie Borowski | January 13, 2014

Congress is currently debating extending long-term unemployment benefits for another three months. Most mainstream media sources would have you believe that members of Congress who support the extension are compassionate souls, while the ones opposed don’t care about unemployed people.

Rich Galen | January 13, 2014

The feeding frenzy over bridgegate continued more-or-less unabated notwithstanding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's filibuster-length presser on Thursday.

Terrence Moore | January 13, 2014

The progressive takeover of the public schools—dreamed up by John Dewey and put into practice over the course of at least the last sixty years—has produced nothing other than absurdity, superficiality, and political bias in the nation’s classrooms.

Matt Barber | January 13, 2014

In 2010 millions of American tea-party constitutionalists, to include the GOP’s Christian base, united in a remarkable grass-roots effort to rein in our unbridled federal government and return it to its expressly limited constitutional confines.

Nick Sorrentino | January 13, 2014

Check out this video of the ATLAS robot from Boston Dynamics, a company which Google just acquired.

Mike Shedlock | January 13, 2014

This iw precisely the kind of war that Google hopes to avoid. And to avoid litigation fistfight wars, it instead engages in a more civil war of patent acquisition.

Political Calculations | January 13, 2014

Assuming that the business has employees, it is also subject to the employer portion of the U.S. federal payroll taxes for both Social Security and Medicare.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 13, 2014

When the New York Post ran a story about the feds pissing away a six-figure sum on condom research, I figured this would be a perfect addition to my collection of government waste stories.

Bob Beauprez | January 13, 2014

Sure enough, Ariel Sharon was seated in a booth to one side of a remarkably modest cafeteria having a hamburger.

Hunter Lewis | January 13, 2014

In 2012, Sheila Baer, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. wrote an article for the Washington Post poking fun at the Fed for what it had been doing. It was entitled “Fix Inequality With $10 Million Loans For Everyone.”

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Caroline Glick | January 12, 2014

Ariel Sharon, who died Saturday at age 85, after being suspended comatose, between life and death for the past eight years, was the final Israeli prime minister from the generation that fought in the 1948 War of Independence.

Derek Hunter | January 12, 2014

You’ll have to forgive me. This is a difficult time for me. This week I have been forced to confront memories I’ve been trying to bury my whole life, but recent events have made that impossible. I…am a survivor of traffic jams.

John Ransom | January 12, 2014

About the only people Obama is interested in fighting to the finish are the Catholic nuns, the Little Sister of the Poor, who don’t want to take his birth control medicines.

Austin Hill | January 12, 2014

The economy is sluggish and job creation is almost non –existent. That means it’s time for politicians and government bureaucrats to control yet even more of our money – right?

Bruce Bialosky | January 12, 2014

Some of the world’s most famous people became such by challenging conventional wisdom. Who does not know the name Galileo? He was scorned as a heretic in his day. Or what American does not know of Jonas Salk, who developed a nonconventional process and saved the world from the dreaded polio disease.

Paul Jacob | January 12, 2014

“No Justice, No Peace” is an old, vaguely threatening leftwing bumpersticker slogan advocating the amorphous concept of “economic justice.”

Brandon Howell | January 12, 2014

At long last, there’s a bit of sanity coming out of a Georgia poll. A survey released this week by InsiderAdvantage/Fox 5 says Governor Nathan Deal enjoys a wide lead in his bid for re-election.

Steve Chapman | January 12, 2014

Many Americans might have learned from watching Chris Christie's marathon news conference on Thursday, but none more than Meryl Streep.

Night Watch | January 12, 2014

The outcome of half-hearted action in Syria has been to prolong the tenure of a pro-Iranian, Ba'athist government in Damascus, creating what some analysts have called the Tehran-Baghdad-Damascus-Beirut axis.

Jack Kerwick | January 12, 2014

On Tuesday, January 7, I had the pleasure and the privilege of being a guest on the nationally syndicated radio show of the honorable Mike Gallagher.

Bob Beauprez | January 12, 2014

Colorado's Mark Udall finds himself in a pot of boiling water of his own making likewise involving an "abuse of power."

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 12, 2014

This image may be the most succinct way to showing the difference between capitalism and socialism.

Mike Shedlock | January 12, 2014

Notice how closely in sync the household survey has been to the establishment survey in terms of average gains or losses. A divergence developed in 2013.

Political Calculations | January 12, 2014

As in November 2013, it appears the economic distress is once again concentrated in the real estate sector of the U.S. economy, with Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) bearing the brunt of the negative actions.

Mark Baisley | January 12, 2014

In taking responsibility, he announced the specific consequences in ridding his office of those involved. No, not Obama, but Chris Christie. Obama still hides behind the incompetence defense.