Sat, Jan 25, 2014

Hugh Hewitt | January 25, 2014

Expect a new "Super Tuesday" on Tuesday March 1, as would-be early state players rush to attract all the money and attention left after South Carolina, but note the two week gap between South Carolina's voting and the expected new Super Tuesday.

John Hawkins | January 25, 2014

Human beings are marvelously adaptive creatures, but that can sometimes work again us. That's because we tend to be so focused on adjusting to our present circumstances that we often forget to ask the bigger questions.

Kevin Glass | January 25, 2014

A conundrum has arisen. An increasing body of research suggests that much of our academic research is unreliable.

John C. Goodman | January 25, 2014

The health reform law is trying to force $15 an hour workers and their employers to buy more than a million dollars of coverage when they don't have anything like a million dollars in assets to protect.

John Ransom | January 25, 2014

It's hard to find-- but not impossible-- a statement more at odds with reality than Obama's declaration of death for Al Qaeda and Islamic extremists in his State of the Union speech from 2011. But I found one.

Ken Blackwell | January 25, 2014

For millions of Americans, politics has lost its meaning. There is growing dissatisfaction with both party organizations. More and more Americans tell pollsters they are Independents.

Humberto Fontova | January 25, 2014

Singer-actress Maria Conchita Alonso, a multiple Grammy nominee, was scheduled to star in a Spanish-language production of The Vagina Monologues next month in San Francisco’s Brava Theatre.

Paul Greenberg | January 25, 2014

Wasn't there a time when the country had great newspapers with great editorials that regularly thundered and whispered, sighed and screamed, were outraged or outraged others? Where did they all go?

Paul Driessen | January 25, 2014

President Obama insists he is determined to create jobs in America. He recently announced the creation of “promise zones” for five communities around the nation and a “manufacturing institute” aimed at fostering more high-paying jobs in energy efficiency.

Lee S. Wishing, III | January 25, 2014

You know your kids are growing up when they ask a question like the one my daughter asked a few days ago, “Hey, dad, do you think we’ll experience a depression in your lifetime or mine?”

Daniel Pipes | January 25, 2014

The recent fall of Fallujah, Iraq, to an Al-Qaeda-linked group provides an unwelcome reminder of the American resources and lives devoted in 2004 to 2007 to control the city – all that effort expended and nothing to show for it.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 25, 2014

When I posted a video about “libertarian porn” back in 2010, readers presumably were either relieved or disappointed that there was no nudity. I may get the same reaction today, because we’re going to have a discussion – Don't worry, it's G-rated – about what our British friends are referring to as “poverty porn.”

Night Watch | January 25, 2014

North Korea's open letter to the South lists the same tired and failed old projects of the past without offering a single innovative or constructive idea.The North's leaders are replaying the old Kim tapes of the past. They need a new line.

Charles Payne | January 25, 2014

It was a tough session, but not one that came as a total surprise. After the calendar changed to 2014, it has felt like everyone has been marking time waiting for something disappointing to happen.

Jeff Crouere | January 25, 2014

It is becoming laughable to hear the Obama administration talk about a so-called “recovery.” Supposedly, this “recovery” started in June of 2009; however, in reality our economy is on life support and the latest jobs figures just confirm this horrible news.

Mike Shedlock | January 25, 2014

Every economic bubble in history started with reckless expansion of money supply and credit, reckless manipulation of interest rates, or government promotions of "low-risk" something for nothing schemes.

Steve Deace | January 25, 2014

Why the Texas Senator is in the best position to capture the GOP nomination in 2016, provided he keeps doing what made him an overnight sensation in the first place.

Phil Kerpen | January 25, 2014

The big health insurance companies played a high-stakes double game throughout the 2009 health care fight, funding attacks on the so-called public option – an explicitly government-run competitor – while otherwise supporting the central elements of the bill that ultimately passed: vast taxpayer-funded subsidies flowing to their potential customers and a mandate requiring every American to buy their products.

Ransom Notes Radio | January 25, 2014

Ezra Klein is leaving the Washington Post – but that doesn’t mean he’s any less of an idiot. Also, Alyene Senger, with the Heritage Foundation, joined the program to discuss what Obamacare policies will kick in in 2014.

Fri, Jan 24, 2014

Kristan Hawkins | January 24, 2014

The March for Life, an annual national demonstration that takes place in Washington, DC each year on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade (January 22), normally does not glean the media attention it deserves.

Todd Starnes | January 24, 2014

At approximately 4 a.m. Thursday morning, Justin Bieber learned an age-old lesson – nothing good ever happens after midnight.

Hugh Hewitt | January 24, 2014

Robert Gates was in the news a lot when his memoir Duty first hit stores. Then Hurricane Christie made land and the stunning nature of much of what Gates wrote lost center stage.

Thomas Sowell | January 24, 2014

One of the things that attracted me to the political left, as a young man, was a belief that leftists were for "the people." Fortunately, I was also very interested in the history of ideas -- and years of research in that field repeatedly brought out the inescapable fact that many leading thinkers on the left had only contempt for "the people."

Michelle Malkin | January 24, 2014

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a politically entrenched synod of special interests.

Erick Erickson | January 24, 2014

The left heralded Wendy Davis as a feminist hero based on pink sneakers and a filibuster.

Michael Barone | January 24, 2014

It is 41 years since the Supreme Court handed down the Roe v. Wade decision, effectively legalizing abortion everywhere in the United States. Ever since, it has been a source of controversy -- and confusion. Some of that confusion is owed to the fact that the opinion was written by Justice Harry Blackmun, the only one of America's 112 Supreme Court justices to sped most of his prejudicial legal career defending doctors, as counsel for the Mayo Clinic. Doctors, not women, were the targets of abortion prosecutions.

Brent Bozell | January 24, 2014

CNN anchor Jake Tapper blandly admitted the obvious in a radio interview with conservative host Hugh Hewitt.

Jonah Goldberg | January 24, 2014

The Constitution is powerless against Satan.

David Limbaugh | January 24, 2014

At a time when more and more Americans are coming to an awareness of how evil abortion is, President Barack Obama, the most fiercely pro-abortionist president in our history, is digging his heels in further.

Mona Charen | January 24, 2014

"I came from a place of struggle," insisted Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis after The Dallas Morning News revealed that key details of the life story she had successfully shopped to the mainstream media were false.

John Ransom | January 24, 2014

So, stop me if you heard this one….Two lesbians put up an ad on Craigslist looking for a sperm donor.

Pat Buchanan | January 24, 2014

"We've outsourced our manufacturing and much of our pollution, but some of it is blowing back across the Pacific to haunt us." So says University of California scientist Steve Davis.

John Hanlon | January 24, 2014

“I can’t fake it,” then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney said as the political advisers and family members nearby deflated. They knew what that meant.

Suzanne Fields | January 24, 2014

There's a catfight on magazine row in New York, sort of. There's nothing lady-like about it. Jezebel magazine is the online gladiator, a feminist David with sling and arrows aimed at gorgeous women in expensive clothes. Vogue magazine, the target, is the glossy Goliath of svelte high fashion with lots of blush and eyeliner. This time, Goliath wins.

David Harsanyi | January 24, 2014

In a recent Washington Post op-ed, left-wing activist Steve Rosenthal sounds a lot like other wishful thinkers arriving at a comfortable partisan conclusion. America, he writes, is only a few years from a full-blown progressive electorate.

Linda Chavez | January 24, 2014

President Barack Obama and the Democrats have decided "income inequality" is the major domestic issue confronting Americans. But a new study by liberal economists challenges many of the president's and his political allies' assumptions about the growing gap between rich and poor.

Diana West | January 24, 2014

Two Iraqi men in their 20s have been convicted of a bloody sex crime in Colorado that left the victim, a woman in her 50s, in need of immediate surgery and a colostomy bag. Three other Iraqi men, also in their 20s,were convicted on lesser charges as accessories.

Donald Lambro | January 24, 2014

Throughout his economically-troubled presidency, Barack Obama's governing strategy has been one of political distraction: Blaming his failures on others in an attempt to convince enough Americans that he's not at all responsible for an underperforming, jobless economy.

Cliff May | January 24, 2014

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani last week tweeted a declaration of diplomatic victory: “In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iran’s national will.” In response, White House press secretary Jay Carney said not to worry: “It doesn’t matter what they say. It matters what they do.”

Jerry Bowyer | January 24, 2014

Edmund, Ned, Phelps certainly did not need to write Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change to make a name for himself. His work on labor market economics was both solid and itself innovative enough to earn him the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2006. But Phelps is concerned about his country.

Charles Payne | January 24, 2014

People find lots of reasons to hate things, but shorting a stock that represents a place you spend your money is ludicrous, and is not unusual these days.

Night Watch | January 24, 2014

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted Wednesday that the Obama administration has mischaracterized concessions supposedly made by Iran. He said, simply and clearly, "we did not agree to dismantle anything."

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 24, 2014

The President’s main “accomplishment” has been such a disaster that I wonder whether it’s time to feel sorry for Obama. And if you looked in the dictionary for a definition of Schadenfreude, you might find a picture of me reading a story exposing more evidence that Obamacare isn’t working.

Andrew Langer | January 24, 2014

On the foreign policy front, two stories have tended to dominate the news in recent months—terrorism and cyber warfare. With terrorist plots being foiled by our economic allies, and horrific cyberspace crimes being perpetrated by our economic competitors, it is easy to forget that there are very real battles taking place in the trade world, with the US again being the major target.

Mike Shedlock | January 24, 2014

All five states at the bottom of the list have one thing in common: they got that way via "progressive" extreme-liberal politics, fueled by union activism, and promises that cannot possibly be met.

Jack Kerwick | January 24, 2014

From at least the time of the 1980’s, the Republican Party and the “conservative movement” have been dominated by, not conservatives, but neoconservatives. The so-called “libertarian” influence in the party is growing—and neoconservatives are none too pleased by it.

Nick Sorrentino | January 24, 2014

Is anyone, anyone, surprised by this? I can remember the moment I heard that S&P had taken US debt from AAA to AA+. I had 2 thoughts. The first was, “Wow.” The second was, “Wow, the Obama administration isn’t going to like this.”

Ransom Notes Radio | January 24, 2014

Now there is word leaking out that the Obama Administration threatened S&P ahead of America’s credit downgrade. Given the other examples of Obama wielding the power of government to punish his political opponents, is this really surprising?

Brian and Garrett Fahy | January 24, 2014

The White House announced on Tuesday that President Obama will meet with Pope Francis on March 27 at the Vatican. This will be the first meeting between the president and the Pope, and it could not come at a more precipitous moment. Across the globe and across the United States, profound questions of religious freedom and human liberty confront both leaders.

Thu, Jan 23, 2014

Rich Galen | January 23, 2014

You may have seen, read or heard that Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife were indicted on Tuesday by a Federal grand jury in Richmond, Virginia. For a couple of months over the summer, I was the spokesman for the Governor's private legal team.

Thomas Sowell | January 23, 2014

Since this year will mark the 50th anniversary of the "war on poverty," we can expect many comments and commemorations of this landmark legislation in the development of the American welfare state.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | January 23, 2014

My mother's father died of cancer before I was born. My mother was pregnant with me, but had not told her father that she was to have a second child. The story I've been told is that they opened him up to remove the cancer -- and found it everywhere.

Victor Davis Hanson | January 23, 2014

For all hysteria over former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new insider memoir of his tenure during the Bush and Obama administrations, the disclosures are more breaches of trust than earth-shattering revelations.

Derek Hunter | January 23, 2014

When Barack Obama took the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2009, he had everything a president could dream of – a 70 percent approval rating, his party firmly in control of Congress and the media firmly in his back pocket.

Larry Elder | January 23, 2014

The Rev. William Barber, head of North Carolina's chapter of the left-wing NAACP, recently said this about black, tea-party-supported Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, S.C.: "A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy."

Michael Reagan | January 23, 2014

On February 2 of this year, thousands will gather at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., to watch the Seattle Seahawks battle the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. As the athletes take the field and the fans cheer, they will be oblivious to the tragedy unfolding around them in dark hotel rooms across East Rutherford.

Ken Blackwell | January 23, 2014

President Obama has invoked Dr. King’s powerful phrase—the fierce urgency of now—as a spur to get his troops in line for the takeover of health care. They achieved their purposes to the extent that they rammed through Congress a monster of a bill—around the corner, over the walls, and parachuting down the chimney, if necessary, as an entranced Speaker Nancy Pelosi gushingly told us.

Cal Thomas | January 23, 2014

Everyone "knows" it is conservatives who are mean-spirited, intolerant, censors of speech with which they don't agree, anti-gay, anti-black and anti just about everything else, right? We know this because the left keeps telling us so.

Debra J. Saunders | January 23, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown is in an enviable position. He delivered a State of the State address Wednesday that did not require hand-wringing about ugly shortfalls and painful cuts for public schools.

Matt Towery | January 23, 2014

As the Republican National Convention begins meetings in the winter wonderland of Washington, D.C., there is a hope for sunnier days for future Republican candidates. Some of the GOP's brightest minds, such as longtime GOP Committeeman, activist and Newt Gingrich protege Randy Evans, have been behind the push to rearrange the dates of both the next presidential primaries and the 2016 RNC.

Paul Greenberg | January 23, 2014

The good thing about our president's talk at the Justice Department last week is that it was mainly talk. Its subject: How to limit the National Security Agency -- or maybe just national security.

Betsy McCaughey | January 23, 2014

Teachers unions supply the Democratic Party with money and foot soldiers. But if Democrats intend to make income inequality their issue in 2014 and 2016, they will have to give up their slavish devotion to these unions, which deny inner city kids a shot at a quality education and an escape route from poverty.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 23, 2014

There are many different indicators of an unhappy society. Sociologists point to crime rates, suicide rates, the incidence of divorce, even the frequency of customers leaving the lights on in public restrooms.

Steve Chapman | January 23, 2014

The American people once elected a president who favored decriminalizing marijuana. Jimmy Carter endorsed the change in 1976 as a candidate and again after taking office. Nothing happened, and more decades have been wasted in the war on cannabis and other drugs.

Armstrong Williams | January 23, 2014

Watching the Olympic Games used to be like watching The Godfather, or Citizen Kane. You knew you were watching something spectacular, and you didn’t want the show to end.

Bill Tatro | January 23, 2014

A few years ago, I walked into a local Borders bookstore as it had just been announced that the former retail behemoth was closing their doors for good. Consequently, I couldn’t help but think the retail (bricks and mortar) shopping experience was coming to an end.

Crystal Wright | January 23, 2014

President Barack Obama enjoys the celebrity and uniqueness of being America’s first black president but loathes the accountability that comes with the job. Since day one Obama, has cried racism as the cause for his inability to work with Republicans in Congress or basically get anything meaningful done in five years of his presidency.

Mike Shedlock | January 23, 2014

Obamacare does not mandate healthcare coverage for part-time employees (defined as those working less than 30 hours a week). As a direct result, numerous retail stores including Trader Joe’s and Home Depot have already stopped offering healthcare plans to part-time workers.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 23, 2014

What’s the best state in America? I’m not sure I can answer that broad question, but I can address the more narrow issue of which state has the most economic freedom.

Charles Payne | January 23, 2014

In his annual letter, Bill Gates opens with a statement that I've been saying for a few years. In fact, my investment thesis begins with global peace and prosperity. It's amazing how many people snicker at this notion without ever taking a second to consider its authenticity or merits.

Night Watch | January 23, 2014

Prime Minister Netanyahu warned today that if Arab rocket attacks did not stop, a very hard Israeli response would come very soon. Netanyahu made the remarks during a visit by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Jerry Newcombe | January 23, 2014

Incest as romance and entertainment? Society seems to play a game of “Can you top this?” Or really “How low can you go?” Hollywood often leads the way, but there are many that follow.

Ransom Notes Radio | January 23, 2014

Will you be watching the State of the Union? Really, what’s the point? Conn Carroll, managing editor for Townhall Magazine, joined John in a discussion about income inequality, poverty, and the left’s failed attempts to tackle societal issues.

Larry Provost | January 23, 2014

Yesterday was the 2014 March for Life. The diversity of the crowd shows why leftist New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was petty, silly, and prejudicial in saying that pro-lifers were “extreme conservatives.”

Nick Sorrentino | January 23, 2014

When people talk about being “rich” what most folks mean in my experience is the ability to live free from the day to day pressure of bills and credit ratings and college tuition lurking in the future, or in one’s past. Being rich for most people means being independent.

John Ransom | January 23, 2014

Geithner joins a distinguished group of Obama scofflaws including the IRS, NSA, Eric Holderbeast, the Department of Energy, Lois Lerner, the Department of Justice, the National Park Service, Hillary Clinton, Debo Adegbile, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Sneezy, Doc and Hopey

Wed, Jan 22, 2014

Ann Coulter | January 22, 2014

Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator running for governor, became a liberal superhero last June when she filibustered a bill to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks. (This was the good filibuster, not that awful filibuster three months later by Ted Cruz -- that was just grandstanding.)

Todd Starnes | January 22, 2014

The owners of a Christian bakery who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple are facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after they were found guilty of violating the couple’s civil rights.

Thomas Sowell | January 22, 2014

Words seem to carry far more weight than facts among those liberals who argue as if rent control laws actually control rents and gun control laws actually control guns. It does no good to point out to them that the two American cities where rent control laws have existed longest and strongest -- New York and San Francisco -- are also the two cities with the highest average rents.

Michelle Malkin | January 22, 2014

Not so fast, Andrew Cuomo. We see what you did there. After publicly bashing conservative New Yorkers as "extreme" people who have no place in his state, the intolerant Democratic governor wants to blame the media for his unmistakable contempt for those who oppose abortion, support gun rights and defend traditional marriage.

John Stossel | January 22, 2014

The Hill, the newspaper that covers Congress, says this year, there will be a major policy battle over "climate change." Why? We already waste billions on pointless gestures that make people think we're addressing global warming, but the earth doesn't notice or care.

Walter E. Williams | January 22, 2014

At one time in our nation's history, blacks feeling sorry for whites was verboten. That was portrayed in Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird." This is a novel published in 1960 -- and later made into a movie -- about Depression-era racial relations in the Deep South.

Dr. Ben Carson | January 22, 2014

Some people oppose having pregnant women view ultrasonic pictures of their developing babies because they do not want an emotional bond to develop. Careful, unbiased contemplation, however, might yield the conclusion that such bonding is essential to the survival of mankind.

Brent Bozell | January 22, 2014

What happens when a teenager who came into the world as an unplanned teenage pregnancy ends up with an unplanned pregnancy of her own? Will she bend to all the "helpful" insistence that she needs to exercise her "right to choose" before she is, as one callous presidential contender put it, "punished with a baby"?

Jonah Goldberg | January 22, 2014

On paper, "liberal intolerance" is something of an oxymoron, like "jumbo shrimp," "loyal opposition" or "conspicuous absence." But what makes oxymorons funny is that they are real things. There are jumbo shrimp.

John Ransom | January 22, 2014

"It’s time to apply the same rules from top to bottom: no bailouts, no handouts, and no cop-outs. An America built to last insists on responsibility from everybody. Except for me." - Paraphrase from president Obama’s 2012 State of the Onion

Bob Barr | January 22, 2014

Last Friday, President Barack Obama delivered his long-awaited speech addressing recent revelations that the federal government, especially the National Security Agency (NSA), has been engaged in a massive program surveilling the communications of virtually every American who uses a cell phone or other internet-based device.

Terry Jeffrey | January 22, 2014

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a brief self-congratulatory trip to Tripoli, Libya, in October 2011 -- with U.S. military assets lurking offshore in case they needed to rescue her -- she joked, in the presence of then-Ambassador Gene Cretz and Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman, that they had not-so-long-ago been worried that the ambassador might end up the target of a murderous Libyan assault.

Donald Lambro | January 22, 2014

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's bogus promises, predictions and claims are legendary, but perhaps you've forgotten his "sky is falling" forecast about the $85 billion budget sequester.

Donald Lambro | January 22, 2014

President Obama's bogus promises, predictions and claims are legendary, but perhaps you've forgotten his "sky is falling" forecast about the $85 billion budget sequester. Last February, as Congress's automatic budget cuts began chipping away at the government's out-of-control spending levels, Obama went hyperbolic.

Rachel Marsden | January 22, 2014

What's the point of intervening in a foreign country under the guise of humanitarianism, or sending aid, if you're just going to end up importing its citizens en masse anyway? Isn't the whole idea to shape up the place so that its people can safely remain there?

Jacob Sullum | January 22, 2014

Last June, after news reports revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) was surreptitiously collecting everyone's telephone records, President Obama called this massive dragnet a "modest encroachment" that "the American people should feel comfortable about."

Rebecca Hagelin | January 22, 2014

Equal protection under the law for pre-born human beings is headed our way - and from the work of a surprising demographic: adults under 30.

Ken Connor | January 22, 2014

To the extent that art really does imitate life, every American owes it to themselves and to our troops to see the blockbuster film, Lone Survivor. Panned by cynical elites as "shameless war-porn," in reality this movie portrays the heroism and sacrifice of four members of Seal Team 10 during a mission gone bad in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2007.

Night Watch | January 22, 2014

On the first day the agreement becomes effective, Iran has done what it has agreed to do. None of this means Iran has taken steps to dismantle its nuclear program. On the contrary, it means the West has accepted that Iran has significant nuclear capabilities, and must pay handsomely for minor interruptions.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 22, 2014

A bunch of well-connected rich people and government officials are descending upon Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. This upsets many people, and perhaps with some justification. After all, bad things often happen when big business and big government intersect.

Michael Schaus | January 22, 2014

According to the New York Post, the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods are being deliberately left out in the cold by New York’s Class-Warrior Mayor. Wealthy New Yorkers are being left to contend with nearly a foot of global warming (or...err..."snow"), without any aid from city workers. (Take that you capitalist pigs!)

Charles Payne | January 22, 2014

It's rare that I think anything in Time magazine is intriguing, or even true, but it's become so paper-thin that I still thumb through it. After all, there are powerful people who continue to hold it in high esteem. But a headline I saw on Monday was compelling.

Mike Shedlock | January 22, 2014

When Abenomics doesn't work, what is prime minister Abe likely to do? I believe the answer is what all Keynesian fools do: embark on still more printing and competitive currency debasement, coupled with still more fiscal stimulus, in a further foolish attempt to make such policies work.

Kristan Hawkins | January 22, 2014

This week, our nation will commemorate not only 41 years of legal abortion in our land but also the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. With this historic moment in mind, choosing the theme of yesterday's 2,500 person Students for Life of America National Conference was easy. We selected, "Be the Revolution."

Nick Sorrentino | January 22, 2014

Although I am a PC guy, I have the greatest respect for Apple and Steve Jobs. Consider this: Apple became the largest company in the world (by valuation) without gaming the political system.

Ransom Notes Radio | January 22, 2014

Is Barack Obama starting to look defeated? Between the scandals, the gridlock, and the failures of Obamacare, Obama might finally be showing some signs of defeat. Also, Neil Grossman discussed the impending doom of Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare.

Stephen DeMaura | January 22, 2014

In the wake of Congress’ least productive year in recent history, the American people are growing increasingly frustrated with their government institutions and are looking for Congress to come together and pass consensus-based legislation.

Tue, Jan 21, 2014

Michael Whatley | January 21, 2014

Just last month the International Energy Administration predicted the United States will become the world’s largest oil producer by 2015. That same week, White House officials noted that U.S. oil production outpaced imports for the first time in twenty years.

Brian Birdnow | January 21, 2014

Please do not be confused, or warned off by the title of this column. The reader need not fear that this will serve as the opening to romantic verse worthy of John Keats or Lord Byron.

Todd Starnes | January 21, 2014

That’s the message Empire State Governor Andrew Cuomo is sending to pro-life, pro-gun, pro-traditional marriage conservatives. The Albany Times-Union first highlighted remarks the governor made during an interview with Susan Arbetter on “The Capitol Pressroom.”

Katie Pavlich | January 21, 2014

Last week at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, I had the honor of catching up with world shooting champion, hunter, Army veteran, mother, author and Smith & Wesson team captain Julie Golob.

Thomas Sowell | January 21, 2014

Someone summarized Barack Obama in three words -- "educated," "smart" and "ignorant." Unfortunately, those same three words would describe all too many of the people who come out of our most prestigious colleges and universities today.

Chuck Norris | January 21, 2014

With the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade this week, it's time to blow the whistle on the greatest advocate of abortion in the modern age: President Barack Obama.

John Hawkins | January 21, 2014

How did we end up in a world where Big Gulps are being banned in New York while the welcome mat for potheads is being rolled out in Colorado?

Michael Barone | January 21, 2014

What do young Americans want? Something different from what they've been getting from the president they voted for by such large margins.

David Limbaugh | January 21, 2014

It's time for your latest Obamacare update, and it will come as no surprise to you that things are not getting any prettier for this monstrosity. Let's just take a jog down Obamacare Avenue and see what is popping out at us from the storefronts this week.

Mona Charen | January 21, 2014

Everyone knows by now that the governor (and possible presidential contender) can be a hothead. Some have called him a bully. Even if you think that's too strong, it's undeniable that a trace of bellicosity has been important to what the professionals like to call his "brand."

Cal Thomas | January 21, 2014

When anything bipartisan comes out of a polarized Washington, one should be grateful. That's why a Senate Intelligence Committee report on the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans represents progress of sorts.

Pat Buchanan | January 21, 2014

"He ended one war and kept us out of any other," is the tribute paid President Eisenhower. Ike ended the Korean conflict in 1953, refused to intervene to save the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, and, rather than back the British-French-Israeli invasion, ordered them all out of Egypt in 1956.

Debra J. Saunders | January 21, 2014

The blacklist spirit is alive and living in San Francisco, but here and now the enemies of free thought have a new question: Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Republican Party?

Ed Feulner | January 21, 2014

For generations, people worldwide who yearn for freedom have looked to the United States. Here, every citizen can speak his mind, pursue his passion, and exercise other God-given liberties that are unjustly denied many others around the globe.

Bill Murchison | January 21, 2014

The Little Sisters of the Poor, a 175-year-old Catholic order of nuns that cares for the elderly poor, believes itself to enjoy a constitutional right to exemption from a federal mandate hazardous to the order's self-understanding.

Susan Stamper Brown | January 21, 2014

Now that the truth has finally surfaced by way of the January 15, 2014 Senate Intelligence Committee report, we see that al Qaeda affiliated networks were indeed responsible for the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Jack Kerwick | January 21, 2014

For a conservative who seeks to conserve the tradition of constitutional liberty bequeathed to Americans by their Founders, the spectacle of self-sworn apostles of liberty in the so-called “conservative” media calling for Edward Snowden’s head on a platter is a painful one to behold.

Michael Schaus | January 21, 2014

Apparently it’s a rule that, as a lawmaker, you have to tackle societal concepts with which you are stunningly unfamiliar. State Senator Kevin De Leon, (Democrat from the Socialist Republic of California’s crime ridden city of Los Angeles) recently put his amazingly acute idiocy on full display while talking about gun control.

Ralph Benko | January 21, 2014

The New American Oxford Dictionary defines totalitarian as: "of or relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state : a totalitarian regime." Might this be the progressives’ precision-guided purpose?

Mike Shedlock | January 21, 2014

Highland Park, Michigan is on the brink of bankruptcy. There is no other realistic way out of the fiscal mess the city is in. As is typically the case, public union pensions are at the heart of the problem.

Dave Ramsey | January 21, 2014

Both state and federal taxes come with ridiculous penalties and interest rates, and the authorities at either level have virtually unlimited power at their disposal to screw with your life if something bad happens.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 21, 2014

If you’re a libertarian, you generally don’t act and think like other people. Most folks, when they heard about Governor Christie’s bridge-closing scandal, focused on the potential political ramifications.But not me.

Charles Payne | January 21, 2014

What are the warning signs that a stock might get hammered on earnings? Last week there were many stocks that got hammered for missing earnings.

Robert Knight | January 21, 2014

The Episcopal Church-run National Cathedral in Northwest Washington, D.C. has hosted many events in its storied history, from Martin Luther King’s final Sunday sermon before his assassination, to U.S. presidents’ state funerals.

Marvin Olasky | January 21, 2014

Last year “The Great Gatsby” movie took in $349 million at the box office, which is $23 million more than the total assets of Planned Parenthood as of June 30, 2013. Still, that $326 million makes for a strong current against which crisis pregnancy centers need to row.

Ransom Notes Radio | January 21, 2014

Are we any closer to achieving Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream after Obama’s tenure in the White House? If we judge by race relations, black unemployment, and Obama’s consistent charges of racism, I’d have to say “no.” Also, Brent Littlefield from Littlefield consulting joined the show to talk about the GOP’s chances in 2014.

Nick Sorrentino | January 21, 2014

Boyd Marcus is a good old boy. He was a Republican good old boy until he switched sides last year and endorsed Terry McAuliffe the Bill Clinton confidant, former head of the DNC, and accomplished crony capitalist.

Mon, Jan 20, 2014

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | January 20, 2014

More than ever, I am respectful of those who paved the way for our American freedom. As a history buff, I have read stirring words from the founding fathers that have inspired me to work to maintain what they had first established.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 20, 2014

If you use data from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve to compare the current business cycle to previous downturns and upturns in the U.S. economy, then the outlook is very grim. Simply stated, the American economy is enduring the worst performance for labor markets since the Great Depression. Still.

Katie Pavlich | January 20, 2014

Last week at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, I had the honor of catching up with world shooting champion, hunter, Army veteran, mother, author and Smith & Wesson team captain ?Julie Golob.

Kurt Schlichter | January 20, 2014

Who hasn’t had some liberal sneer at him, “Why don’t you conservatives go read a book?” This powerful critique of the intellectual deficiencies of my ideological brethren always cuts me to the bone.

Star Parker | January 20, 2014

It’s no surprise why pro-abortion forces in America don’t want free speech when it comes to raising awareness about this issue of, literally, life and death.

John Ransom | January 20, 2014

One would suppose that properly-thinking, modern progressives-- who worship all things science and have no time for mumbo jumbo about faith and religion- would have data to support that their policies will cool the earth, solve world hunger, improve education, or at least pay female White House staffers commensurate with men.

Rachel Alexander | January 20, 2014

Last week, I attended the largest gun and outdoors show in the world; the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show. The annual Las Vegas event is so huge that only those who work in the industry are allowed to attend.

Rich Galen | January 20, 2014

I am crumbling beneath the heavy gravity of our national cynicism. I am being washed away by the flood of ill will between and among Americans. I am blinded by the whirling police light on Drudge and by the "Breaking News" scroll at the bottom of my TV screen.

Paul Driessen | January 20, 2014

This winter’s record Midwestern freeze made any outdoor activity a real challenge. It also made us appreciate modern housing, heating, transportation and hydrocarbons – and what our frontline troops have endured in the Aleutians, Korea and Afghanistan. I’ve been in minus 20-50 F weather, and it is brutal.

Matt Barber | January 20, 2014

I’m a Bible-believing Christian first, a conservative second and, sometimes, with rapidly dwindling frequency, a Republican third (but only when the Grand Old Party is behaving itself).

Lee Culpepper | January 20, 2014

Claiming to protect the civil rights of minority students by condemning good black kids from inner-city schools to classrooms with dysfunctional and violent juvenile delinquents seems like a plan orchestrated by the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

Political Calculations | January 20, 2014

Since Americans between the ages of 20 and 24 account for 9.6% of all Americans with jobs, their 439,000 increase from January through December 2013 makes them the biggest winners for jobs during the year.

Mark Baisley | January 20, 2014

Charity, education, health care, and even the separation between church and state lay as casualties along the path of secular accommodation.

Morgan Brittany | January 20, 2014

The government witnesses pooh-poohed all of the expert testimony stating that the website was 100% secure.

Michael Schaus | January 20, 2014

Christiana Figueres has suggested that only communism is capable of successfully fighting global warming and “climate change”. Of course it’s a strange statement, given the Soviet Union’s abysmal record on environmental issues, and red China’s horrific display of environmental abuse.

Mike Shedlock | January 20, 2014

In terms of long-term solvency (the most critical issue), New Jersey and Illinois are at the bottom of the heap. Pension plans and union activism are to blame.

Sun, Jan 19, 2014

Austin Hill | January 19, 2014

“I just want what is fair for everybody…” If I’ve heard that line once, I’ve heard it hundreds of times on those occasions when I end up discussing business, economic, and public policy issues with members of the clergy.

Paul Jacob | January 19, 2014

Call OSHA. Quick! We desperately need the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to take a look at the incredibly dangerous flooring in the Arkansas State Capitol.

Derek Hunter | January 19, 2014

At the end of King Kong, the character who captured Kong and brought him to New York is seen staring at the dead giant. After being told the airplanes got him, he says, “It wasn’t the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.”

John Ransom | January 19, 2014

As I have said before, Nixon was a troubled man who did many, many wrong things, perhaps even criminal things. We don’t know exactly because there will never be a trial. But what’s your excuse for Obama? There is none.

Doug Giles | January 19, 2014

Y’know, when I was a wee lad growing up in West Texas, public schools weren’t all that bad. We started our day off with the pledge of allegiance, said prayers during football games, actually studied our nation’s founding docs, sang patriotic songs, and we celebrated the true meaning of both Christmas and Easter.

Debra J. Saunders | January 19, 2014

Clarence Aaron described his time in federal prison serving life without parole for a first-time nonviolent drug conviction as "a walking death sentence on" his head.

Bruce Bialosky | January 19, 2014

There is a subject that I don’t really think about and don’t really want to – dying.But I recently turned 60 years old and know that, not being 18 years old, dying is sooner for me than for someone that age.So I spent some time struggling with the issue.

Steve Chapman | January 19, 2014

In times of war and national emergency, it's sometimes necessary to sacrifice civil liberties to secure vital gains in public safety. In those cases, we may have to accept a loss of privacy or freedom rather than invite mass slaughter of Americans.

Political Calculations | January 19, 2014

Suppose politicians were free to spend money in ever increasing amounts, and that the only rule they had to follow is that each additional expenditure they make would have to be exactly one dollar more than their previous highest expenditure.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 19, 2014

In the battle for jobs and investments, nations can change policy to impact their attractiveness, but they also can gain ground or lose ground because of what happens in other nations.

Marita Noon | January 19, 2014

If President Obama truly wanted to “create jobs and opportunities for the middle class,” he could tell the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to work with—instead of against—people and companies who are ready to risk their capital in the development of our natural resources and create jobs.

Mike Shedlock | January 19, 2014

Greece could have defaulted in 2009 with perhaps a €40-50 billion mess to cleanup. In a foolish attempt to prevent contagion, the nannycrats turned a relatively small mess into major €325 billion problem, virtually assuring the contagion they set out to prevent.

Michael Youssef | January 19, 2014

The media always misses the big stories of historic proportion. Only years later do they reluctantly admit it.

Bob Beauprez | January 19, 2014

These people couldn't run a lemonade stand. They sure shouldn't be running our health care system.

Nick Sorrentino | January 19, 2014

No one in government wants their power diminished. No matter what agency it is they never want to get smaller.

Ransom Notes Radio | January 19, 2014

Nothing about the budget deal looks as if it is going to be a benefit… But at least there will be some certainty in DC as we move into 2014. The real question is whether or not anything will change between now and election time. Charles Payne, from Fox News, weighed in on budgets, the market, and 2014.