Sat, Feb 01, 2014

Ed Feulner | February 01, 2014

“For him, it’s all about getting out.”

John Hawkins | February 01, 2014

Like unions and the civil rights movement, feminism has been so successful that it has become largely irrelevant.

John C. Goodman | February 01, 2014

If I were to reduce to a bumper sticker the way the left thinks about the world these days, it would read:

John Ransom | February 01, 2014

This is the first time in my lifetime that the government has set about deliberately to exacerbate the tensions between the stock market and wages, housing and homeownership, doctors and patients, blacks and whites, students and parents, men and women, common sense and ideology.

Reince Priebus | February 01, 2014

Every child should have the opportunity to achieve his or her American Dream. Sadly, right now, not every child has a fair shot.

Humberto Fontova | February 01, 2014

Only in America would a singer who insults a U.S. President (Lyndon Johnson) as “a big fool” in song be awarded the National Medal of the Arts by a U.S. President (Bill Clinton), hailed as a “Living Legend” by the U.S. Library of Congress, and be invited to play at a U.S. Presidential inauguration (Barack Obama’s.)

Kathryn Lopez | February 01, 2014

"Compassion is harder to accept than condemnation when you feel as disgusting and horrible as I do," Ryan Loskarn wrote before he took his own life.

Paul Driessen | February 01, 2014

President Obama has repeatedly said he wants to turn the economy around, put America back to work, produce more energy, improve public safety, and open new markets to goods stamped “Made in the USA.”

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 01, 2014

Early last year, with the sequester about to begin, President Obama stated that “these cuts are not smart, they are not fair, they will hurt our economy, they will add hundreds of thousands of Americans to the unemployment rolls.”

Night Watch | February 01, 2014

The North Korean ambassador to the United Kingdom, Hyun Hak-bong, gave a rare press interview about current topics. He affirmed that US citizen Kenneth Bae must serve his sentence of 15 years in prison at hard labor.

Mike Shedlock | February 01, 2014

Japan has a debt burden because of its deflation fighting actions for three decades. Before Japan embarked on its deflation-fighting mission, it had no debt at all. Now it has the largest debt-to-GDP ratio in the industrial world. The cure "deflation fighting" was certainly worse than the disease, yet Pritchard wants central banks to "do more".

Charles Payne | February 01, 2014

We're a nation of mutts, and celebrate our melting pot as a source of strength and pride. In fact, the notion mutts could attain things in a life reserved for aristocrats, and their minions in European nations set America apart, and unleashed excellence inherent in all people.

Jeff Crouere | February 01, 2014

It was a shocking spectacle at the Grammy awards Sunday night. Clearly, the organizers of the event were more interested in sending a social message than recognizing musical talent.

Steve Deace | February 01, 2014

If the president of these United States were honest and really cared about the future of the country, this is what he would’ve said instead on Tuesday night.

Ransom Notes Radio | February 01, 2014

Obama once promised to lower the levels of the sea… Maybe he should focus on slightly more practical issues. Nowhere (aside from Obamacare) is his incompetence as glaring as it is in the Middle East. Columnist and National Security Expert, Frank Gaffney, joined the program to discuss the collapse of Obama’s Foreign Policy.

Nick Sorrentino | February 01, 2014

I just read Peggy Noonan’s most recent column and she writes about something we have been concerned about for a long time.There is something very wrong with America. Americans feel less like citizens, and more like subjects.

Chris Versace | February 01, 2014

How do I decide if something is a short-term or long-term opportunity? It is a timely question, even when the stock market is humming along like it did in the last half of 2013. But these days, with the return of volatility to the market, it’s even more crucial to understand the differences between the two.

Akash Chougule | February 01, 2014

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama continued to hammer home a point that will likely be a central tenet of Democratic campaigns in 2014 – “income inequality.” The President and his party seem to believe income inequality can be solved with a simple wave of the big government wand.

Fri, Jan 31, 2014

Caroline Glick | January 31, 2014

Finance Minister Yair Lapid delivered a scary speech on Wednesday. At the Institute of National Security Studies conference, Lapid warned that if we don’t accept US Secretary of State John Kerry’s framework for negotiations, the Europeans are going to take away our money.

Michael Brown | January 31, 2014

Earlier this week it was reported that, for the third time, a Marlboro Man actor died of a smoking related disease after spending the last years of his speaking “out fiercely about the hazards of smoking.” There’s a biblical principle that underscores the tragic irony of these deaths, and it’s summed up in one Hebrew word.

Linda Chavez | January 31, 2014

The cost of higher education has been much on my mind lately, in part because my oldest granddaughter is one of the estimated 22 million students headed to college in the fall. When I was her age, I was able to pay my own freshman tuition from a part-time minimum-wage job in a department store in Denver while I lived at home. But Phoebe won't be as lucky. Chances are she will end up saddled with debt, even though she may receive some merit-based aid and will likely work to pay her tuition.

Michelle Malkin | January 31, 2014

The freedom-enhancing, life-improving power of school choice is more than a theory for me. It's more than a talking points memo or teleprompter speech. Unlike many of the politicians paying lip service to National School Choice Week this week, the issue of expanding educational opportunity and freedom for all is something I live, breathe, practice and witness every day.

Erick Erickson | January 31, 2014

The revolving door between the media, their spouses and the Obama Administration is not a new phenomenon. But it is much more common. Barack Obama is both a patron and saint for much of the Washington press. He employs the spouses of the press corps who in turn feign objective coverage.

Michael Barone | January 31, 2014

Not as bad as expected. That's my verdict on President Obama's fifth State of the Union address.

Jonah Goldberg | January 31, 2014

Wendy Davis, a Democratic state senator running to replace Rick Perry as governor of Texas, owes her political stardom to two things: a pair of pink sneakers and her unstinting support for a woman's right to terminate a late-term pregnancy in a substandard clinic. Yay Feminism!

David Limbaugh | January 31, 2014

Other than his fundamental dishonesty about certain conditions in America, what he stands for, his record, his failure to accept responsibility for his actions, his demonization, his divisive rhetoric, his arrogant promise to double down on his unconstitutional unilateral executive actions, his calls for yet more government instead of less, his foreign policy distortions and his diminution of the presidential office, President Obama's State of the Union address was pretty good.

Mona Charen | January 31, 2014

An administration as image-conscious as this one should have been more careful in its choice of antagonists. The Little Sisters of the Poor is a Catholic charity providing care to the poorest elderly in a hospice-like setting. They serve 13,000 people in 31 countries, and operate 30 homes in the United States.

John Ransom | January 31, 2014

In 2013, Federal tax increases, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, the War on Energy, the EPA, the IRS, the Fed and the general problems that Democrats have with adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing conspired to keep growth slow. You'd have to be a communist not to admit of theses facts.

Pat Buchanan | January 31, 2014

Out of the Republican retreat on Maryland's Eastern shore comes word that the House leadership is raising the white flag of surrender on immigration.

Suzanne Fields | January 31, 2014

When the White House scribblers were putting the finishing touches on the State of the Union address, President Obama took a moment to commemorate memory. Monday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most notorious of Hitler's death camps.

Paul Greenberg | January 31, 2014

How to sum up the president's speech Tuesday night? It's not easy, since the president himself didn't. It seemed to have no focus, no single theme, no unifying thread.

Rich Galen | January 31, 2014

A few days before the BIG GAME, you can't swing a dead Palm Pilot without running into someone or something tied to Super Bowl XLVIII which, for those who might have cut the high school class that taught us Roman Numerals, translates to 48.

Donald Lambro | January 31, 2014

The term cherry-picking is often applied to presidents who use inaccurate, narrowly-drawn, fuzzy statistics and claims to coverup their economic failures.

Brandon Howell | January 31, 2014

In a recent speech, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black told the unvarnished truth about proposed regulations coming down the hatch from the Food and Drug Administration.

Cliff May | January 31, 2014

‘Iran’s rulers are not open to engagement no matter what mix of carrots and sticks are offered.” Peter Beinart, a contributing editor of The Atlantic, attributed that remark to me on a radio show on NPR last week.

Bill Tatro | January 31, 2014

Much has been said the last few days about the president’s State-of-the-Union-and-socialism-is-alive-and-well-on-Capitol-Hill address of this past Tuesday evening. I thought I’d start to read last year’s State of the Union address, knowing full well what’s happened to our country over the course of the last twelve months.

Charlotte Hays | January 31, 2014

Why do Republicans insist upon giving the Democrats more ammo for their phony “war on women” rhetoric?

Mike Shedlock | January 31, 2014

Three cheers for a group of nine California students who are fed up with tenure rules that protect not only incompetent teachers, but also sexual predators.

Charles Payne | January 31, 2014

Bond yields are higher and gold is edging higher as the Fed gives less accommodation, which is something of a head-scratcher. An equity sell-off was expected at some point for a variety of reasons, except for an emerging market currency crisis, which was not expected.

Night Watch | January 31, 2014

In times of political normality, foreign delegations arrive at or depart from Pyongyang several times a week. The absence of diplomatic activity reinforces the observation that North Korea has turned inward.This should be seen as a warning indicator, and should justify a high alert condition by South Korean and Allied military forces.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 31, 2014

Self awareness is supposed to be a good thing, so I’m going to openly acknowledge that I have an unusual fixation on the size of government. I don’t lose a wink of sleep thinking about deficits, but I toss and turn all night fretting about the overall burden of government spending.

Political Calculations | January 31, 2014

Reducing the federal government's budget deficit by $2.5 trillion sounds pretty impressive, doesn't it? But what might not sound so impressive is that even with those minor spending cuts and large tax increases, the federal government will still run very large budget deficits throughout the rest of President Obama's term in office.

Ransom Notes Radio | January 31, 2014

When is either party going to actually offer solutions for the degradation of the African-American community? Well the Democrats pander, the Republicans need to deploy a touch of imagination.

Phil Kerpen | January 31, 2014

As an American, I laugh at those archaic British spellings. Colour? Honour? Their inferiourity, if you will, is obvious. Centre? Theatre? Ridiculous.

Nick Sorrentino | January 31, 2014

The economic tide has been going out for quite a while, but the pace has just quickened in emerging markets – big time. Things have become quite unsteady and no one knows whether the current instability will trigger something broader in the developed economies.

Doug Fabian | January 31, 2014

Past ETF Talks have discussed various individual exchange-traded funds (ETFs), but we have never taken an in-depth look at the specific companies that establish and manage them. What company pioneered the concept of trading a bundle of stocks in the form of a fund, as easily as buying a single stock?

Mark Skousen | January 31, 2014

What Obama apparently doesn't understand is that companies can't afford to raise wages unless they have the profits to pay those higher wages. Study after study shows that companies that earn higher profits pay their workers more.

Thu, Jan 30, 2014

Michael Reagan | January 30, 2014

I admit I dozed off once or twice. And for the first half-hour I thought I was watching a rerun of last year’s State of the Union address.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | January 30, 2014

As parents of two middle schoolers (eighth grade and sixth) my husband and I spend time attempting to help them develop characteristics that we believe are useful and good. Looking others in the eye when talking, a firm handshake and the ability to carry on a conversation are just a few of these skills.

Victor Davis Hanson | January 30, 2014

All presidents at one time have fudged on the truth. Most politicians pad their resumes and airbrush away their sins. But what is new about political lying is the present notion that lies are not necessarily lies anymore -- a reflection of the relativism that infects our entire culture.

Brent Bozell | January 30, 2014

Everyone proposes drinking games for the State of the Union speech. But it's not just the president that can drive you to drink; it's the opportunistic media elites deciding which branches of government have too much power, depending on which branches the Democrats presently control.

Derek Hunter | January 30, 2014

A lot of political pundits make a lot of money talking to an every-shrinking audience. Most Americans these days simply can’t stand politics, and after watching Tuesday’s State of the Union speech and the Republican response, it’s easy to understand why.

Larry Elder | January 30, 2014

Democratic fundraiser/actor Ben Affleck -- and the next big-screen "Batman" -- recently gave an interview to Playboy. His own bias against Republicans, he admits, prevents him from fully enjoying a Republican actor's performance.

John Ransom | January 30, 2014

“If John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan could negotiate with the Soviet Union,” says Bizzaro Jack Kennedy, “then surely a strong and confident America can negotiate with less powerful adversaries today.” As if. This government can’t even negotiate a website service contract or a green energy loan without getting snookered.

Ken Blackwell | January 30, 2014

No one in modern America has done more than President Obama to bring about inequality. His modern utopia is turning into a queuetopia. Under ObamaCare, Americans have to queue up even to sign up for health care.

Cal Thomas | January 30, 2014

Suppose a president of the United States delivered a State of the Union address and nobody cared? Isn't that what happened Tuesday night when the increasingly irrelevant -- and, yes, boring Barack Obama -- droned on about predictable things in a predictable way?

Debra J. Saunders | January 30, 2014

President Barack Obama delivered a good State of the Union address Tuesday night, but he couldn't get past an inconvenient truth: He means well, but his schemes don't work.

Matt Towery | January 30, 2014

It was a winter storm response described as an "epic failure" of government by one national news network.

Betsy McCaughey | January 30, 2014

Last week, Moody’s rating agency lowered the outlook for health insurers from stable to negative, blaming Obamacare. Few Americans will shed tears for insurance companies. But the Moody’s announcement is a warning sign to taxpayers.

Emmett Tyrrell | January 30, 2014

Events of this past week have lent credence to one of my most dearly held beliefs. A double standard in political life is better than no standard at all. The Democrats have -- as to their behavior in politics -- almost no standards at all. The stuffy Republicans have -- as to their behavior in politics -- a pretty hard and fast set of standards and they stick by them.

Steve Chapman | January 30, 2014

Americans have always treasured the freedom to pick up and go anywhere they please. Our forebears had to travel to get here, often had to travel more after they arrived and sometimes moved on to uncharted territories out West only to return East. No one stopped them, whatever direction they were going.

Rebecca Hagelin | January 30, 2014

Imagine your sweet daughter, barely into puberty, coming home from school and showing you a photograph she took with her phone of a sex poster at school; a poster that lists the many ways people “express their sexual feelings," including "grinding," "anal sex", "oral sex", and just about everything else you can think of.

Bob Goldman | January 30, 2014

To be honest, anyone who starts a sentence with the words, "to be honest," probably isn't.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 30, 2014

One of the many differences between advocates of freedom and supporters of statism is how they view “rights.” Libertarians, along with many conservatives, believe in the right to be left alone and not molested by government.

Charles Payne | January 30, 2014

The stock market set the stage stumbling out of the starting blocks, and tripping over a myriad of concerns as a reminder of the laws of gravity. Oddly, an early intervention might be coming from an unlikely source.

Mike Shedlock | January 30, 2014

In one of the sappiest, platitude-ridden state of the union addresses in history, president Obama said "Give America a Raise". I agree with the idea, not the implementation.

Nick Sorrentino | January 30, 2014

Public sector unions are out of control in this country. From sea to shining sea public “servants” have refused reforms to pension programs which threaten to derail public finances.

Doug Fabian | January 30, 2014

Remember last month when the chatter on Wall Street was dominated by the perma-bulls telling everyone what a great year 2014 was going to be? I certainly remember this talk, but so far in 2014 the bulls have been anything but present.

Dan Bongino | January 30, 2014

As an economic policy, the issue of income inequality is not a freight train moving goods from point A to B. Instead, it is a rollercoaster ride which brings captive passengers back to the same place from which they left.

Ransom Notes Radio | January 30, 2014

Despite the weak economy, the Federal Reserve is expected to continue to taper its quantitative easing program. What does that say about the Fed’s worry over QE? Also: Hal Quinn, CEO of the National Mining Association, discussed the importance of traditional energy.

Wed, Jan 29, 2014

Jerry Newcombe | January 29, 2014

There was a recent decision in a German court that ought to give every-freedom loving American the willies---especially because the same mentality can be found here.

Ann Coulter | January 29, 2014

As House Republicans prepare to sell out the country on immigration this week, Phyllis Schlafly has produced a stunning report on how immigration is changing the country. The report is still embargoed, but someone slipped me a copy, and it's too important to wait.

Jeff Jacoby | January 29, 2014

Though President Obama keeps insisting that income inequality is the "defining challenge of our time," most Americans beg to differ.

Rich Galen | January 29, 2014

Let me start from what I didn't think he needed to do. President Obama did not have to appear to be reaching out to Congressional Republicans nor, for that matter, Congressional Democrats.

Scott Erickson | January 29, 2014

In the build up to Tuesday night's State of the Union address, Obama administration officials had increasingly referenced the president's intention to utilize a "pen and phone" strategy to pursue his liberal agenda, relying on executive orders in place of the often difficult process of negotiating with congress.

Michelle Malkin | January 29, 2014

America, we have a bullying epidemic. No, not the school bullying issues that get constant attention from Hollywood, the White House and the media.

John Stossel | January 29, 2014

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday wasn't what I wanted to hear. This is what the president should have said...

Walter E. Williams | January 29, 2014

Part of the progressive agenda is to create hate and envy. One component of that agenda is to attack the large differences between a corporation's chief executive officer's earnings and those of its average worker.

Dr. Ben Carson | January 29, 2014

There has been much discussion about income inequality recently. President Obama seems to think we can make significant progress in eliminating poverty by raising the minimum wage, as his State of the Union address highlighted.

Jonah Goldberg | January 29, 2014

The legendary media tycoon William Randolph Hearst believed America needed a strongman and that Franklin D. Roosevelt would fit the bill. He ordered his newspapers to support FDR and the New Deal.

Bob Barr | January 29, 2014

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans

Terry Paulson | January 29, 2014

Good evening fellow Americans. My name isn't that important. I'm not running for office, but I am speaking to you this evening to deliver what I will call the Peoples' State of the Union. What do I want from you?

Terry Jeffrey | January 29, 2014

Americans may look back in a few decades and see that 2007 was the year that production of electricity peaked in the United States and our nation began powering down.

Ben Shapiro | January 29, 2014

In May 2012, Vice President Joe Biden floated a political trial balloon: He came out in favor of same-sex marriage.

Austin Bay | January 29, 2014

Last week, when the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released its 2014 Gates Annual Letter, doom-and-gloom headline writers reacted with astonishment.

Paul Greenberg | January 29, 2014

George Orwell's nightmarish vision of the future in his novel "1984" didn't end on its last page. For it left behind a whole language with its own rules, vocabulary, purpose, and still continuing relevance: Newspeak.

Donald Lambro | January 29, 2014

President Obama was no doubt hoping his address to the nation Tuesday night would pull him out of the deepening political hole he's been sinking into over the past year.

Rachel Marsden | January 29, 2014

On the occasion of President Obama's State of the Union address this week, marking five years since he was sworn into office with the stated primary objective of turning around the post-crisis domestic economy, it's worth asking: Is America safe from another economic crisis?

Terrence Moore | January 29, 2014

We shall continue with our Common Core standardized exam, provided by the testing consortium Smarter Balanced. Recall that this is an eleventh-grade English Language Arts examination.

Brandon Howell | January 29, 2014

All it took was five days for Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis’s campaign to go from baffling to downright obscene, again showing that neither she nor those aiding the effort knew what they were getting into in the first place.

Jacob Sullum | January 29, 2014

President Obama says he opposes marijuana legalization but thinks Colorado and Washington should be able to try it. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who sought to run against Obama in 2012 as a Republican presidential contender, takes the same position.

Night Watch | January 29, 2014

A South Korean news service reported over the weekend that their sources said that all relatives of Chang Sung-taek, the executed uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, have also been executed. Some were shot to death by pistol in front of other people as they resisted.

Charles Payne | January 29, 2014

Can a man who once owned the world's largest sailing yacht claim to be a victim of discrimination? Well, when it comes to Tom Perkins, the answer is yes; although he presented his argument in such a ham-fisted manner, it made Richard Sherman seem like Mister Spock.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 29, 2014

People are getting increasingly agitated about being spied on by government. The snoops at the National Security Agency have gotten the most attention, but the worst example of government spying may be the web of laws and regulations that require banks to monitor our bank accounts and share our spending habits with the Feds.

Zachary Gappa | January 29, 2014

The fiftieth anniversary of The War on Poverty has reignited a flurry of discussion over what to do about the poor in America and around the world. This coincides with some interesting recent statistics on an increasing gulf between what the poor and rich are earning each year.

Mike Shedlock | January 29, 2014

Regarding the religious debate over global warming, I am pleased to report on this: "Green Fade-Out as Europe Ditches Climate Protection Goals."

Michael Schaus | January 29, 2014

If the Broncos lose, Manning could pay as much as 101.83 percent of this weekend’s paycheck to the Garden State in taxes. For the sake of liberty and property rights, maybe we should pull for the Broncos.

Nick Sorrentino | January 29, 2014

Despite what the establishment #oldmedia always say, the increased income inequality that we see is not the result of the “rich” taking advantage of unfettered markets and then making a mint at the expense of everyone else.

Charlie Kirk | January 29, 2014

When Seattle kicks off next Sunday against Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII, 100 plus million Americans are anticipated to be tuning in. They aren’t necessarily tuning in to watch the action on the field.

Ransom Notes Radio | January 29, 2014

Capitalism, big business, and corporatism isn’t to blame for income inequality… Cronysim is. And President Obama has adopted Cronyism as his main economic tool. Nick Sorrentino, joined the program. Also, Amanda Muñoz joined the program earlier this week to discuss Ted Cruz, and the GOP’s attempts to win over the Hispanic vote.

Nicholas Vardy | January 29, 2014

Since 1986, the "Big Mac Index" has provided a tongue-in-cheek but surprisingly useful way of measuring purchasing power parity (PPP) -- that is, the relative over and undervaluation of the world's currencies compared to the U.S. dollar.

Tue, Jan 28, 2014

Larry Kudlow | January 28, 2014

They brought the sell-off on themselves.

Marjorie Dannenfelser | January 28, 2014

Obama Administration’s condescension towards women reaches new heights.

Caroline Glick | January 28, 2014

On the surface, it is very moving to see half of the members of Knesset at Auschwitz marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. But in a larger sense, it is not at all clear why this is necessary.

Thomas Sowell | January 28, 2014

During a recent lunch in a restaurant, someone complimented my wife on the perfume she was wearing. But I was wholly unaware that she was wearing perfume, even though we had been in a car together for about half an hour, driving to the restaurant.

Chuck Norris | January 28, 2014

I understand the arguments for the legalization of marijuana: It can generate tax revenue. It can reduce illegal supply and demand. It can strip power from cartels and lessen crime across and at our borders. And it isn't so dangerous as other illegal drugs or alcohol.

John Hawkins | January 28, 2014

The most intriguing question about the latest GOP push on immigration is one that no one seems to be asking: Why does the Republican Party seem so determined to push immigration reform this year?

Michael Barone | January 28, 2014

Just about everyone agrees that 2013 was not a good year for President Obama. His job approval plummeted as the Obamacare rollout cratered. His oft-promised pivot to Asia was as much of a dud as his oft-promised pivot to the economy.

David Limbaugh | January 28, 2014

President Obama's policies continue to produce results that are the opposite of what he promises, yet he brazenly cites the abysmal state of his economy to announce -- indignantly -- that he will double down on his failures.

Mona Charen | January 28, 2014

Only 28 percent of respondents to a recent Harris Poll say they plan to watch the State of the Union address. Some of those are lying. It's clear the Obama charm has worn extremely thin.

John Ransom | January 28, 2014

Obama would rather have freight trains of oil derailing in Midwestern towns, while burning crude force residents to flee, than approve the job creation measure called the XL Pipeline. It's a good change of pace for him from the all-important War on Nuns.

Cal Thomas | January 28, 2014

Anyone in the news business will tell you that a side benefit is the diverse number of people one gets to meet. Jay Leno, who leaves "The Tonight Show" on Feb 6 after a 22-year run (retire is not the right word in his case), is one such person.

Dennis Prager | January 28, 2014

In both personal and public life, you can know a great deal about a person or a group if you know what most bothers them -- and what doesn't bother them.

Pat Buchanan | January 28, 2014

Does John Kerry understand the world he inherited? Is he in denial? Consider. At Davos, Switzerland, Kerry called it a "myth" that America is withdrawing, and "the most bewildering version of this disengagement myth is about a supposed U.S. retreat from the Middle East."

Debra J. Saunders | January 28, 2014

It is always in poor taste for modern Americans to liken their ideological critics to Nazis. So when venture capitalist Tom Perkins wrote a letter to The Wall Street Journal that equated "the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the 'rich,'" with "fascist Nazi Germany," he opened his double doors to the cable TV umbrage-fest that followed.

Kathryn Lopez | January 28, 2014

Their rally signs were pink. That was the first indication of their bold tactics. Typically, pink is the color reserved for Planned Parenthood. Then there is the ubiquitous pink of Komen, the breast-cancer advocacy group that seems to operate in the shadow of Planned Parenthood and the shrill politics of the sexual-empowerment agenda.

Paul Greenberg | January 28, 2014

The first cell phone I ever saw -- though I had no idea what was going on at the time -- was in Florence not far from the Ponte Vecchio, the fabled old bridge across the Arno. It must have been an early spring morning in the 1980s along one of the arcaded streets that line the Piazza della Signoria.

Terrence Moore | January 28, 2014

Let’s put the Common Core to the test. Specifically, let’s look at a pilot standardized examination created by Smarter Balanced, one of the two testing consortia formed to create exams aligned to the Common Core, the educational regimen that prevails in forty-five states in the nation.

Bill Murchison | January 28, 2014

The thing about Mike Huckabee is that the uproar he occasioned over federal provision of contraception reveals the depth and extent of modern America's moral/cultural dysfunction.

Ed Feulner | January 28, 2014

My last column focused on why the United States is no longer among the top 10 nations listed in the annual Index of Economic Freedom. But it’s important to put this in a larger context and explain why it matters.

Susan Stamper Brown | January 28, 2014

Mountains are neither fair nor unfair to those of us who scale them. Those who resolve to make it to the top, do so step-by-step, with no favors from the mountain.

Bob Beauprez | January 28, 2014

We aren't used to hearing about good work coming out of the Colorado State Legislature. But in 1972, one thing we did get right was the establishment of an open meeting law, which ensures all government decisions are made with transparency and accountability. Unfortunately, Gov. Hickenlooper has been unwilling to stand up for the law.

Michael Schaus | January 28, 2014

I have been told by very dependable sources, that Obama’s teleprompter will randomly jumble together “highlights” from past speeches for tonight’s State of the Union. And, assuming the word corpsman is spelled out phonetically, everything should run smoothly.

David Williams | January 28, 2014

The Honorable Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), is set to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on January 28th.

Mike Shedlock | January 28, 2014

Before you can assess the success or failure of a program you must first understand the mission. Then, with the objectives of the mission in mind, one can measure success or failure.

Tom Purcell | January 28, 2014

The illusion was good while it lasted. I speak of the male biological clock. Yet another study, reported at PsychCentral.com, finds that children of older fathers are more likely to suffer "from mental health issues, including schizophrenia, mood disorders, neurotic disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders and other developmental and childhood disorders such as autism and mental retardation."

Bill Tatro | January 28, 2014

When it comes to making official predictions for the year ahead, I always make my prognostications in a bar with a few close friends. But...

Ralph Benko | January 28, 2014

Following President Obama’s lead, the Democrats are seeking to make income inequality the wedge issue of the 2014 Congressional and Senate elections. This unquestionably addresses an issue that — after forty years of middle class family wage stagnation — resonates with voters.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 28, 2014

Let’s start this post with some cheerful news. The statists face a huge uphill battle if their campaign to undermine our rights to keep and bear arms. If you want evidence, just look at last year’s special election defeats of two anti-Second Amendment politicians in Colorado.

Charles Payne | January 28, 2014

President Obama is probably going to try to talk up the good parts of the economy with smoke and mirrors, and the selective use of statistics. But the Commander in Chief is also going to describe an unfair nation in crisis. He will hint at a nation on the edge, because successful people are rewarded too much.

Robert Knight | January 28, 2014

On Jan. 23, the FBI announced an indictment of Dinesh D’Souza, maker of the hit documentary 2016: Obama’s America, in what appears to be a Hugo Chavez-style payback.

Larry Provost | January 28, 2014

Tonight is the President’s State of the Union Speech. Yet with the country at war there are heroes that will be forgotten in the name of political correctness.

Nick Sorrentino | January 28, 2014

"When we presented them with the withdrawal slip, they declined to give us our money because we could not provide them with a satisfactory explanation for why we needed the money."

Mon, Jan 27, 2014

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | January 27, 2014

Marriage is very important to me. Personally, it is a covenant that I made with my wife of over 35 years. It is a sacred trust between the two of us but it is more than that. Marriage plays a significant part in the health of our society and the future of our children.

Rich Galen | January 27, 2014

The Darling-of-the-Left du jour (how many French words can I pile up at the top of this column?) is a Democratic State Senator from Texas named Wendy Davis.

Hugh Hewitt | January 27, 2014

Even The New York Times admits (reluctantly) that 2014 is a GOP year.

Kurt Schlichter | January 27, 2014

Have you noticed how the Establishment invents a lot of special rules that only seem to apply to conservatives? Have you noticed how these rules always involve preventing conservatives from winning? And have you noticed how these rules never, ever seem to apply to our enemies?

Mike Adams | January 27, 2014

Our UNC-Wilmington LGBTQIA Office is committed to equality. One of the ways they seek to promote equality is by promoting the dismemberment of innocent humans while they are trapped inside the womb.

Jeff Jacoby | January 27, 2014

For anyone having trouble understanding why the Massachusetts law requiring a 35-foot "buffer zone" at abortion clinics is so offensive to the First Amendment, there was a moment during the oral arguments that crystallized the issue perfectly.

Star Parker | January 27, 2014

Senior advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, wrote for the White House blog and the Huffington Post that, "A Woman's Health Care Decisions Should Be in Her Own Hands, Not Her Boss's." I couldn't agree more.

Katie Kieffer | January 27, 2014

Women should be allowed to carry concealed firearms on college campuses. Instead, President Obama favors Gun Free Zones, which endanger women’s health.

Terry Paulson | January 27, 2014

When you get a call telling you that you have been selected for a free gift, do you get excited?

Michael Schaus | January 27, 2014

One would think that this far into Obama’s second term, the excuses for the nation’s poor economic performance would at least get more creative. But, apparently, the buck does not stop at President Obama’s desk… It stops at some ranch near Crawford, Texas.

Fritz Pfister | January 27, 2014

To say the year in housing ended with a whimper would be an understatement. But wait a minute, isn't the job market improving with only a 6.7% unemployment rate? If more people are working doesn't that translate into more people buying homes?

Mark Baisley | January 27, 2014

What the Republican candidates are actually missing is a GOP playbook with instructions to avoid trying to be loved by everybody.

Morgan Brittany | January 27, 2014

If you go on Medicaid, you owe the entire amount that Medicaid spends on you from the time you turn 55!

Bob Beauprez | January 27, 2014

Median household income fell 4.4 percent during Obama's first term in office

Shawn Mitchell | January 27, 2014

If a male politician found a sugar mommy to pay his way through school, and to accept and raise his children as her own without him, he wouldn't dare make heroic single daddy-hood the centerpiece of his identity and campaign. If he tried, the media would slaughter him. If he were a Republican, anyway.

Marita Noon | January 27, 2014

The data don’t support the claims made by climate scientists—but they just keep making them.

Julian Adorney | January 27, 2014

The college bubble continues to swell, as tuitions rise at an unsustainable rate. College tuition has risen faster than inflation for over a decade; the cost of college has increased 16.5% in constant dollars since 2006.

Sun, Jan 26, 2014

Matt Barber | January 26, 2014

This past week America honored both the life and noble work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a Bible-believing Christian minister who did more to advance the cause of race-based civil rights than perhaps any other person in recent history.

Paul Jacob | January 26, 2014

We’re told that “economic inequality” is on the rise . . . by the same people who took our tax dollars to bail out some folks on Wall Street and elsewhere, surely making more than minimum wage.

Derek Hunter | January 26, 2014

We have become a nation of subjects living at the mercy of the whims of progressive politicians willing to use government agencies, their positions and a complicit media to trample voter’s rights, silence opposition and impose an agenda voters rejected and reject laws they explicitly supported.

John Ransom | January 26, 2014

Given that she couldn’t beat Barack Obama prior to her disastrous term as Secretary of State, I’m not sure that that the little Benghazi resume item is going to help her bid to become the chief executive for the nation. All that cuckholding (or is that cuckholdee?) with Bill for nothing.

Caroline Glick | January 26, 2014

During a press conference with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, an Israeli reporter asked visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, “Is Canada paying a price for being so supportive of Israel? Is it possible to support Israel and still have ties to the Arab world?”

Doug Giles | January 26, 2014

The Kronies are in action: Mandating, Tarrify-ing, Inflating, and Boondoggling their way to profits powered by their special connection to the G-Force.

Scott Erickson | January 26, 2014

When President Obama announced in late November that a deal between the United States and Iran had been struck that would effectively halt Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon, supporters of the current administration hailed the success of diplomacy.

Rachel Alexander | January 26, 2014

The reality is, thousands of people donate to political campaigns through straw donors. It’s just usually tolerated and ignored, or at most there is a wrist slap such as a paltry fine.

Debra J. Saunders | January 26, 2014

The right to public beach access is "constitutionally guaranteed," California Coastal Commission Legislative Director Sarah Christie insists.

Bruce Bialosky | January 26, 2014

It all kind of started to fall apart when he said “… no such thing as shovel-ready projects.”

Steve Chapman | January 26, 2014

In the polarized atmosphere of Washington, there is one thing that both parties can usually agree on: convening independent, bipartisan panels of respected experts to devise solutions to tough problems. Actually, there's one more thing they can usually agree on: ignoring what those groups recommend.

Kevin McCullough | January 26, 2014

Evidently there is no longer a valid requirement to be able to diagram a sentence, pass basic English Composition--say on the sixth grade level, nor have any command of what used to be understood as "context" to land a job at CNN or NBC these days.

Political Calculations | January 26, 2014

One of the dangers that people who work in low wage-earning jobs face from politicians promising minimum wage or benefit increases is that they might get priced out of their jobs.

Daniel J. Mitchell | January 26, 2014

So maybe what I really want to say is that I’m not a big fan of government bureaucracies and the results they generate. Why?

Night Watch | January 26, 2014

Four bombings took place in and around Cairo on Friday, including a car bomb at the main police headquarters which damaged a nearby museum.

John Bennett | January 26, 2014

What type of parent would knowingly allow their child to incur massive debt on an education with dubious earning potential? We now know, because a person writing for Time named Randye Hoder has given us a glimpse into the void.

Michael Youssef | January 26, 2014

For twenty years, Mr. Obama drank from a particular brand of religion—Liberal Christianity. To be sure, most Bible-believing Christians would not consider that brand to be Christianity at all.

Bob Beauprez | January 26, 2014

In 2013, 20 percent or 1-in-5 American households was using food stamps according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture that administers the program.

Mike Shedlock | January 26, 2014

Yesterday, Argentina devalued the Peso hoping to halt further declines in its currency reserves. Markets had seen this coming as charts of the Peso vs. the US dollar show.

Nick Sorrentino | January 26, 2014

If the states reassert their historical, and it should be said – constitutional authority the whole big government dream could unravel even more rapidly than it is unraveling now.

Hunter Lewis | January 26, 2014

Many reporters reflexively support unions, and prefer not to acknowledge scandals related to them, especially at the local and state level. Nevertheless, troubling news accounts have emerged.