Sat, Feb 15, 2014

John Hawkins | February 15, 2014

Having liberals claim that someone else is waging a "war on women" is like Anteaters claiming Ladybugs are making war on ants.

John C. Goodman | February 15, 2014

After delaying the employer mandate to provide Obamacare health insurance to all full time employees for a year, the administration has delayed the mandate for medium size business for a second year. It has also relaxed the mandate for large businesses (they only have to cover 70% of their workers the next year).

John Ransom | February 15, 2014

Let’s say that the White House Plumbers had a law in the 1970s that said that no office in the country could have a lock, no building a watchman, sufficient to make sure that homes and businesses are secure from break-in. So it goes today.

Hank Adler | February 15, 2014

The President has reached "You have to be kidding!" stage of executive orders.

Paul Greenberg | February 15, 2014

It was Darby Day in Fort Smith, Ark., one Friday this snowy month, and the students at Darby Junior High held their annual observance in honor of the school's namesake.

Paul Driessen | February 15, 2014

EPA “cost of carbon” analyses ignore huge benefits of hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide.

Rich Tucker | February 15, 2014

In the mid-1980s the reconstituted band Starship (formerly Jefferson Starship, formerly Jefferson Airplane) enjoyed a number one hit with “We Built This City (on Rock and Roll).” Turns out they were on to something. About the city, if not the rock and roll.

Ransom Notes Radio | February 15, 2014

If you thought the baseless charges of Racism were going to go away after Obama leaves office, you might be right. Now brace yourself for the baseless charges of sexism as the Left begins to talk about Hillary 2016. Also, Chris Versace joined the program to discuss the recent movements in the Market.

Chris Versace | February 15, 2014

"Just thinking about the weather" -- no, the 1987 song made popular by the band 10,0000 Maniacs is not running through my head. Rather I am marooned in Southern California while the South and Eastern parts of the U.S. get rocked by another ice-and-snow storm in the second half of this week.

Larry Kudlow | February 15, 2014

Her rules-deficient Fed can't control employment.

Jeff Crouere | February 15, 2014

The former Mayor could face decades in prison and will be sentenced on June 11. It is fitting that he will serve the next four months under electronic monitoring in Plano, Texas. It is the same area where Nagin spent so much time during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as his citizens were struggling to rebuild their lives.

Bill Tatro | February 15, 2014

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, much like her predecessors and the rest of her current Fed cohorts, is a numbers cruncher. Thus, similar to any corporate executive, multitudes of numbers are presented to Janet for analysis, dissection, and ultimate response on a daily basis.

Night Watch | February 15, 2014

Egyptian Field Marshal Sisi said: "Our visit offers a new start to the development of military and technological co-operation between Egypt and Russia. We hope to speed up this co-operation."

Charles Payne | February 15, 2014

In a nation bulging at the seams with $17 trillion in debt and much more in unfunded promises, one would think there would be ideas about curbing spending and reducing promises. Instead, the welfare society is the focus.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 15, 2014

I know there are stereotypes about libertarians being a bunch of dorks. Conservatives think we’re potheads. Liberals think we’re heartless. And many other people simply think we’re a bit weird.

Mike Shedlock | February 15, 2014

This morning the Fed reported Industrial production declined. Moreover November and December were revised sharply lower.

Michael Schaus | February 15, 2014

Over 100 Olympic athletes, including 85 Americans, have signed a letter that calls on the UN to take action against anthropogenic global warming… Because the palm trees that line the streets of Sochi, Russia, are clearly the result of too many SUVs on the road, and not the result of typical sub-tropical weather tendencies.

Robert Knight | February 15, 2014

The trouble with progressives is not just that they eventually run out of other people’s money, as Margaret Thatcher observed. It’s that they find new ways every day to project their own dysfunctional worldview on the rest of us.

Steve Deace | February 15, 2014

Both sides of America’s culture war now have their two heroes: Mike Sam vs. Tim Tebow. But what if both sides might actually be hurting their own cause?

Fri, Feb 14, 2014

Humberto Fontova | February 14, 2014

Protests rocked Venezuela this week. Hundreds of Venezuelans were arrested by Cuban-trained police and at least three were shot dead by Cuban-trained paramilitary storm-troopers. As we go to press Caracas is under a military clampdown with government troops guarding most public buildings and patrolling the streets.

Donald Lambro | February 14, 2014

Suddenly, with two roll call votes, the messy, multi-issue battles of the 2014 elections have been refocused on two central issues that will put the GOP back in charge of Congress.The budget and debt limit fights have been set aside for the time being with the swift votes this week for a debt limit extension, and the earlier passage of a budget to keep the government running for the rest of this year.

Ken Blackwell | February 14, 2014

It’s getting harder even for sincere media supporters of President Obama’s signature legislative achievement—the government takeover of health care known as Obamacare—to defend the indefensible.

Michelle Malkin | February 14, 2014

On Feb. 17, 2009, President Obama promised the sun and the moon and the stars. That was the day, five years ago, when he signed the $800 billion "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act."

Erick Erickson | February 14, 2014

With election season upon us and the Democrats' generic ballot numbers declining, President Obama has done the only thing he could do -- delay, again, the employer mandate in Obamacare. The new delay will run until 2016.

Michael Barone | February 14, 2014

Disparate impact. That's a phrase you don't hear much in everyday conversation. But it's the shorthand description of a legal doctrine with important effects on everyday American life -- and more if Barack Obama and his political allies get their way.

Brent Bozell | February 14, 2014

The angels cried for Caroline today. How could they not, looking down from the heavens, watching the mourners pack Blessed Sacrament Church.

Jonah Goldberg | February 14, 2014

Hannah Arendt coined the term "the banality of evil" to describe the galling normalcy of Nazi mass murderer Adolf Eichmann. Covering his trial in Jerusalem, she described Eichmann as less a cartoonish villain than a dull, remorseless, paper-pushing functionary just "doing his job."

David Limbaugh | February 14, 2014

Recently, I saw a Photoshopped depiction of Charles Manson next to an unborn baby, and the caption suggested that liberals are more interested in protecting Manson than they are the baby. It got me to thinking.

John Ransom | February 14, 2014

It would better for the country, say progressive economists, if the unemployment rate was higher.

Mona Charen | February 14, 2014

Few have ever heard the name Debo Adegbile. He's President Barack Obama's nominee to head the civil rights division of the Justice Department.

Pat Buchanan | February 14, 2014

"There is no education in the second kick of a mule," said Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Suzanne Fields | February 14, 2014

It's Valentine's Day again. Girls and boys, children and teenagers, men and women of various sizes, colors and ages parade sentiments about what they wish, think, enjoy, reflect or remember about this crazy thing called love.

Linda Chavez | February 14, 2014

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the White House has chosen -- for the 13th time in a year -- to make changes to the Affordable Care Act delaying its full implementation. The law is a mess -- passed by Democrats, most of whom hadn't bothered to read the legislation, without a single Republican vote.

Jason Hart | February 14, 2014

Few aspects of the Republican Party affair with the welfare state are worse than the crooning from politicians who offer “compassion” as an excuse for betraying conservatism.

Paul Kengor | February 14, 2014

I learned only yesterday that Shirley Temple, the iconic child actress, died earlier this week at age 85. Reports on her death were easy to miss. I went through my usual scan of various websites and saw nothing.

Ransom Notes Radio | February 14, 2014

Weather has shut down Washington DC… So, at least the snowstorm hitting the east coast has had some sort of positive impact for average Americans. Congressman Kevin Brady, ambassador from the great republic of Texas, joined the program to discuss the lawlessness of the Obama administration.

Night Watch | February 14, 2014

Egyptian Defense Minister Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi is making Russia the destination of his first trip abroad since overthrowing the Mursi regime last July. The Russians will be eager to recover a foothold in the country. US policy in Egypt, and throughout the Middle East, has resulted in significant gains for the Russians.

Charles Payne | February 14, 2014

The fear industry, which goes hand in hand with the hate industry, is alive and thriving in the United States. So many people are down in the dumps and so easy to manipulate. Call it low-hanging fruit and call it big money too.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 14, 2014

One of the most odious features of politicians is that they think they’re entitled to all of our money. But it goes beyond that. They also think they’re doing us a favor and being magnanimous if they let us keep some of what we earn.

Mike Shedlock | February 14, 2014

In a rare, back-to-back performance, retail sales in the US fell for the second month after a downward revision put December sales into the red. Many in the media are taking the "blame the weather" tactic.

Nick Sorrentino | February 14, 2014

We have noted many times the very close relationship between the current White House and the #oldmedia. The mainstream news outlets (really less and less mainstream with each passing day) have been stalwart allies of this president and have been generally positively disposed toward this president (and candidate) from the get go.

Doug Fabian | February 14, 2014

Comments by Yellen indicating she was “surprised” by the weakness in the December employment report, was widely read as “dovish.” Which means the Fed likely will keep its foot on the accelerator until the labor market improves substantively.

Thu, Feb 13, 2014

Ryan Williams | February 13, 2014

This week, the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) participated in President Obama’s minimum wage press conference and jointly released new ‘research’ on minimum wage in conjunction with top Congressional Democrats. These actions cap off at least a year of coordinated political action.

Gabriella Hoffman | February 13, 2014

Millions tuned to NBC last Friday night to watch the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Despite subpar construction, dingy hotel conditions, and athletes trapped in bathrooms, the Sochi spectacle was masterfully executed—except for the Olympic ring that didn’t budge and the glorification of Soviet symbols.

Michael Schaus | February 13, 2014

Oh sure, Russians might have Wi-Fi, post-soviet sedans, and Hugo Boss… But it’s not exactly the revolutionized and reformed former communist state we’re supposed to believe.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | February 13, 2014

They can make fun of us if they want. Georgians know that grace and generosity are more important than blame. While others may make fun and cast blame, the important stories are not about how weather happens, snow comes and we get caught in traffic jams for hours or how we abandon cars and pick them up a day to two later.

Victor Davis Hanson | February 13, 2014

The nightmare societies portrayed in the George Orwell novels "1984" and "Animal Farm" gave us the word "Orwellian." That adjective reflects a vast government's efforts not just to deceive and control the people, but also to do so by reinventing the meaning of ordinary words while rewriting the past itself.

Derek Hunter | February 13, 2014

We conservatives are principled, there’s no doubt about that. Unfortunately, far too many of us have the strategic sense of a beginning checkers player at the World Chess Championship. To put it bluntly – we’re idiots.

Larry Elder | February 13, 2014

Michael Sam appears to be a fine young man. But, no, he isn't the first openly gay male U.S. athlete to play in a major sport. And "brave"? Can we please dispense with the absurd Jackie Robinson comparisons? Wake me when a black collegiate pro prospect "comes out" as a Republican.

Judge Andrew Napolitano | February 13, 2014

Last week, a little noticed clash took place on Capitol Hill involving the fundamental values underlying the First Amendment.

Cal Thomas | February 13, 2014

"If at my convenience I might break them (laws), what would be their worth?" -- Charlotte Bronte, "Jane Eyre"

Matt Towery | February 13, 2014

Oh, such heresy, a "conservative columnist" daring to suggest supporting Hillary Clinton. Well, think again.

Betsy McCaughey | February 13, 2014

The Obama administration and New York's senior senator , Democrat Chuck Schumer, are conspiring to muzzle critics of the Democratic Party before this fall's midterm elections. Literally to outlaw free speech.

Rich Galen | February 13, 2014

Earlier this week Speaker John Boehner avoided a showdown on the debt limit through the simple maneuver of getting 193 Democrats to join 28 Republicans to pass the legislation taking the debt limit off the table until March of next year.

Brandon Howell | February 13, 2014

In a story not filed with The Onion, Nancy Pelosi’s House Majority PAC is defending fellow Democrats up for election in 2014 by, wait for it, bashing Obamacare.

Steve Chapman | February 13, 2014

The name "Chicago," according to local lore, came from an Indian word meaning "stinky onion." But for decades the city had a different aroma, wafting from an array of candy factories. It was a sweet bonus of urban life. Thanks to a little-known government program, though, it has largely faded away.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 13, 2014

It is happening again. The media tell us there is a huge groundswell of support for Hillary to run for the presidency in 2016. Already an enormous political action committee has been formed.

Rebecca Hagelin | February 13, 2014

President Obama recently warned Americans that too many members of our society never climb the ladder to success—they’re defeated before they even begin. When children have no future, it poses “a fundamental threat to the American Dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe.”

Bob Goldman | February 13, 2014

If there's one thing worse than being a motormouth, or a blabbermouth, or just a bigmouth, it's finding yourself to be a "no mouth." That's what I call the feeling you have when you're desperately trying to start a conversation and realize you have absolutely nothing to say.

Daniel Pipes | February 13, 2014

As U.S. credibility and stature diminish in world affairs, the American president and his secretaries of state and defense engage in eloquent denial. Unfortunately for them, realities trump words, even persuasive ones.

Night Watch | February 13, 2014

it is not clear whom the opposition delegation represents, if anyone, except the expatriate community and certain Western diplomats. The West and the professional Syrian expatriate talkers are negotiating with themselves because they can't force Asad out and he has no reasons to leave.

Charles Payne | February 13, 2014

I asked everyone not to panic, but I must admit that I thought there would have been more downside pressure, even though the big clip moves always get markets to where it's going faster.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 13, 2014

Singapore and Hong Kong, for instance, have public sectors today that consume less than 20 percent of economic output. Would those fast-growing jurisdictions be more prosperous if the burden of government spending was increased by more than 50 percent?

Nick Sorrentino | February 13, 2014

Some people continue to believe that if only we could get “good” people in government, things would be great. It’s not the size of government they argue. It’s the nature of government. If only we could get the corporate money out of politics (rarely is the same said of unions) things would work for “the people.”

Mike Shedlock | February 13, 2014

If you repeat something completely inane enough times, do people, even economic writers, believe it?

Ransom Notes Radio | February 13, 2014

If they want to be exempt from Obamacare's mandates for another couple of years, businesses will have to swear to government that they are not hiring, or firing, anyone because of the law. Peter Ferrara also joined the program to discuss the positive impact free markets could have on healthcare costs… Well, if free markets were still allowed.

Bill Tatro | February 13, 2014

Newly appointed Federal Reserve Madam Chairwoman Janet Yellen recently appeared before the House Financial Services Committee and gave a statement that in my opinion will be as infamous as Ben Bernanke’s comments of, “House prices never go down,” and “We have subprime contained.”

Peter Morici | February 13, 2014

President Obama is dividing America into two nations—one rich, the other increasingly poor with both more likely to elect Democrats.

Peter Schiff | February 13, 2014

In our current age of spin and counter-spin, there is no contortion too great for a politician to attempt. On occasion, however, the threads of one story become entangled with another in a manner that should deeply embarrass, if the media were sharp enough to catch it.

Wed, Feb 12, 2014

Michael Reagan | February 12, 2014

I was thinking of not doing a column this week.

Ann Coulter | February 12, 2014

With all the smirking on the left about their electoral victories, it's important to remember that Democrats haven't won the hearts and minds of the American people. They changed the people.

Jerry Newcombe | February 12, 2014

With Valentine’s Day upon us once again, we are flooded with reminders of romance and romantic love. But with so many broken hearts today, one wonders: Is romantic love just a myth?

Jeff Jacoby | February 12, 2014

Of all the reasons to oppose the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he is found guilty of the Boston Marathon terror bombings, none is less convincing than the claim that executing the murderer of Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, Martin Richard, and Sean Collier would amount to rewarding him.

Hugh Hewitt | February 12, 2014

Everything begins with leadership. That's why Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam took out the ax yesterday. He wants to win. He wasn't winning. He wasn't going to win. So he changed up the leadership.

Michelle Malkin | February 12, 2014

Put on your super-shocked faces, everyone: Former Obama administration official Hilda Solis, who is now running for yet another government position in Los Angeles, is embroiled in yet another union corruptocracy scandal. The Hope and Change hits just keep on coming.

John Stossel | February 12, 2014

Politicians say, "We're all equal," and pretend that they represent everyone. But, in fact, they constantly pick winners and losers. America is now like the place described in George Orwell's book "Animal Farm": "All animals are equal," but some are "more equal than others."

Walter E. Williams | February 12, 2014

There is no material poverty in the U.S. Here are a few facts about people whom the Census Bureau labels as poor.

Dr. Ben Carson | February 12, 2014

We used to characterize the Soviet Union as a godless, evil empire. Like many societies based on communism or socialism, the Soviets saw fit to minimize the importance of God and, in many cases, wreaked unimaginable persecution on religious people.

Brent Bozell | February 12, 2014

Hidden just below the surface of the liberal media is a barely noticed trend of patronizing contempt: Joe Biden is the Democrats' Dan Quayle, but because he is a Democrat, they'll do anything to avoid treating him like they treated Quayle.

Jonah Goldberg | February 12, 2014

The most interesting dynamic about the presidential race so far is that the Democrats are behaving like Republicans -- and vice versa.

Bob Barr | February 12, 2014

Crime once again is on the rise in America. According to recent figures from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, crimes against property are up a staggering 12 percent from last year; violent crime even more -- 15 percent.

Ben Shapiro | February 12, 2014

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office released a report discussing the ramifications of Obamacare.

Terry Jeffrey | February 12, 2014

Would Congress stop President Barack Obama if he unilaterally declared he was raising the federal income tax rates for families that earn between $50,000 and $99,000 per year?

Austin Bay | February 12, 2014

The high-risk, high-payoff battle plan of "the Anzio idea" tantalized U.S. and British commanders seeking to end the bloody January 1944 stalemate in Italy.

Paul Greenberg | February 12, 2014

The anatomy of revolution is at its inexorable work again as hope turns to despair stage by stage. The revolution that overthrew Egypt's last military dictatorship now turns to another to save it from the Islamist fanatics it ushered into power.

Rachel Marsden | February 12, 2014

At a time when many of us have become fixated on U.S. intelligence agencies' "big data" programs, authorities are becoming aware of a much more insidious kind of threat -- one that could successfully exploit the growing blind spot created by our overreliance on technology.

Donald Lambro | February 12, 2014

We are in the sixth year of the reign of Obama where America's prolonged economic illness is met with one excuse after another. Where accountability is evaded at all costs by replacing Harry Truman's "The Buck Stops Here" with "Blame Somebody Else."

Jacob Sullum | February 12, 2014

Amy was 8 when her uncle began raping her. He took pictures. Last month the Supreme Court considered what restitution Amy is entitled to collect -- not from her uncle, but from a man, Doyle Paroline, who downloaded two of those pictures.

Ira Mehlman | February 12, 2014

It is no secret that John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the House Republican leadership want to cut an immigration deal that includes amnesty for illegal aliens. It’s right there in the "Standards for Immigration Reform” they unveiled in late January.

Erica Wanis | February 12, 2014

According to pervading political stereotypes, Progressives are the group concerned with and committed to the betterment of the "common man" while Conservatives are characterized by a parochial desire to preserve the institutions and traditions that have served the interests of the white majority for the last few centuries.

Chris Versace | February 12, 2014

I think it’s very fair to say the start to the stock market in 2014 has caught many by surprise with its sharp move lower in late January. We’ve seen some life in the stock market since then, and even though the market may snap back on a technical basis, economic and industry growth concerns remain.

Nicholas Vardy | February 12, 2014

The Fed's zero interest rate policy ("ZIRP") has been punishing savers with its low interest rates since 2009. Many retirees have grown increasingly frustrated trying to eke out income from their hard-earned investments. So, it's no surprise that many had piled into income investments that promised regular high single-digit, or even double-digit, percentage income.

Ransom Notes Radio | February 12, 2014

Oh, good… Obama is taking his promise to act without Congress seriously. It’s nice to see him keep a promise. The former Chairman of Merrill Lynch also joined the program to discuss the rise, and fall, of one of America’s most iconic investment giants of the 20th Century.

Night Watch | February 12, 2014

When Iran explains why it purchased a firing unit of BM-25 nuclear warhead-carrying missiles and launchers from North Korea in 2005, according to the George C. Marshal and Claremont Institutes, then its assurances about nuclear weapons development will have more credibility. For now that topic is still an Iranian "red line."

Charles Payne | February 12, 2014

Democrats went all out over the weekend portraying the 2.5 million people that will flee full-time work as a good thing. When Congressman Ellison (D-MN) said, a mother could use a few more hours in a day to take care of her family, it made me wonder if these guys think women have any dreams beyond household chores.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 12, 2014

We’ve reached the stage where Obamacare is the punchline to a bad joke. The law has been a disaster, both for the economy and for the Democratic Party. Not that we should be surprised. You don’t get better healthcare with a poisonous recipe of higher taxes, added government spending, and more intervention.

Mike Shedlock | February 12, 2014

In the all important "Jobs Bowl", far more important than the "Super Bowl" Illinois is losing out to Texas and Indiana.

Michael Schaus | February 12, 2014

As a general rule, if someone like Harry Reid agrees with you, or praises your actions, some very serious questions should race through your mind: “What did I do wrong? How did I get to this point? Do I really want to be here? Who am I? Did I just have a stroke? Am I on candid camera?”

John Kass | February 12, 2014

Many churches of Russia fell into ruin, but with the fall of communism, they are making a comeback, one of these being St. Michael the Archangel, perfectly restored in recent years.

Robert Morrison | February 12, 2014

My friend Dr. Paul Kengor teaches at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He may be the last serious scholar in America who is still researching and publishing books on the Communist menace that held half the world in its grip for 70 years. This, in itself, is astonishing.

Dave Ramsey | February 12, 2014

I’ve been telling people not to use credit cards for 20 years and, believe it or not, even I get offers in the mail. The more mailing lists you get on, the more your mailbox will fill up with junk mail. If you have magazine subscriptions and things like that, your contact information is circulating all over the place.

Jerry Bowyer | February 12, 2014

I sat down in front of a microphone and an open Skype line recently to engage in a wide ranging discussion with one of the most interesting thinkers in America today, Father Robert Sirico, founder of the Acton Institute.

Tue, Feb 11, 2014

Lee Culpepper | February 11, 2014

In the midst of the media glorifying the Obama administration’s quest to release more “non-violent, low-level” crack dealers back in to the streets, Hollywood actor Philip Seymour Hoffman turned up dead last Sunday.

Michael Brown | February 11, 2014

In case you missed it this past weekend, the big news in sports had nothing to do with the Winter Olympics or with athletic triumphs and defeats. Instead, it was the news that a top college football player, Michael Sam, who is expected to be drafted in the NFL, declared that he is gay.

Hugh Hewitt | February 11, 2014

On Wednesday the House is scheduled to vote on S. 540, the "Temporary Debt Limit Extension Act," which, in crucial part, will: (1) suspends the debt limit until March 15, 2015, and preserves the ability of the Secretary to utilize extraordinary measures...

Thomas Sowell | February 11, 2014

Random thoughts on the passing scene: It is amazing how many people still fall for the argument that, if life is unfair, the answer is to turn more money and power over to politicians. Since life has always been unfair, for thousands of years and in countries around the world, where does that lead us?

Scottie Hughes | February 11, 2014

Last week, our nation’s genius Vice President Joe Biden offered a statement which alienated some of his most loyal fans. “If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into the airport in Hong Kong and said ‘where do you think you are,’ they’d say, ‘this must be America, it’s a modern airport,’” Biden said during a speech on infrastructure in Philadelphia.

Chuck Norris | February 11, 2014

American snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, a native of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, made the decision of his life in Olympic competition over the weekend, and it paid off big-time, with the first American gold medal -- and the first gold medal in general -- in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

John Hawkins | February 11, 2014

There are few things on the planet more necessary than water. In fact, roughly 60% of the human body is water. Yet, water isn't ALWAYS a good thing as Noah could tell you. Virtues can be like this as well.

Michael Barone | February 11, 2014

Is Barack Obama trying to shift alliances in the Middle East away from traditional allies and toward Iran? Robert Kaplan, author and geopolitical analyst for the Stratford consulting firm, thinks so.

Mike Adams | February 11, 2014

I am in receipt of the results of your three day investigation into allegations of viewpoint discrimination by the student affairs division of the administration at UNC-Wilmington.

David Limbaugh | February 11, 2014

Each passing day is more incriminating for President Obama's Obamacare, as the news is like a relentless prosecutor amassing evidence against a serial killer.

Mona Charen | February 11, 2014

Remember the IRS scandal? It's gone. Poof. So flaccid has press interest in the story become that President Barack Obama made bold in an interview with Fox News to say there was not a "smidgen of corruption" in the IRS's conduct.

John Ransom | February 11, 2014

“New York,” asks radio host superman Mark Levin, “when will you kick this ass out of the Senate?” That’s a very good question for Wall Street to answer.

Ken Blackwell | February 11, 2014

She’s described as “the top U.S. diplomat for Europe.” And so, when her indiscreet telephone call goes viral on the Internet, it ought to be big news.

Cal Thomas | February 11, 2014

Most people accept the notion that politicians don't always tell the truth. Some lies are harmless enough; others more consequential.

Dennis Prager | February 11, 2014

Federal prosecutors have announced they are seeking the death penalty for Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, murdered three people and wounded more than 260. In addition, they shot a Boston police officer to death.

Pat Buchanan | February 11, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office did not exactly say Obamacare would cost the nation 2.5 million jobs. But what it did say is vindication of what conservatives have preached since Barry Goldwater stood in the pulpit 50 years ago.

Fred Wszolek | February 11, 2014

Put this in the when-pig-fly category: I’m finding myself agreeing with something the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) did.

Debra J. Saunders | February 11, 2014

Do Americans want another Clinton in the White House? As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flirts with running in 2016, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., also a potential White House candidate, has put an interesting spin on Bill Clinton's White House years.

Kathryn Lopez | February 11, 2014

The president of the United States invoked the pope during his annual speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. It was not the first time, and it won't be the last. As a political matter, it makes sense.

Paul Greenberg | February 11, 2014

An Italian exchange student once asked me what he should know in order to understand America. The best I could come up with on the spot was the U.S. Constitution, jazz and baseball.

Phyllis Schlafly | February 11, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office just reported that Obamacare will shrink the U.S. workforce by 2.5 million full-time jobs. That's stunning confirmation of how President Barack Obama's favorite legislative legacy is (as even Democrats have admitted) a "train wreck."

Bill Murchison | February 11, 2014

This isn't exactly a new topic, I regret to say. For weeks there's been national conversation -- and the requisite component of shouting -- over the Obama White House's determination to stream the legislative music of its choice.

Ivan Sheehan | February 11, 2014

John Adams once remarked, “Facts are stubborn things.” Since the P5+1 Joint Plan of Action on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program was signed in Geneva in November, the White House has encountered two difficult truths about the Iranian regime.

Susan Stamper Brown | February 11, 2014

If I were the devil, I would not rest until I had undermined the foundation of -- and extinguished freedom's flame from -- America, the nation referred to as the world's last great hope - that shining city on a hill to which other nations of the world aspire.

Tom Purcell | February 11, 2014

How did we get to a point where millions of people would rather call it a day and happily accept government benefits than work hard to improve their skills and rise into the highest levels of the middle class and beyond?

Armstrong Williams | February 11, 2014

While Americans celebrated the new year on January 1, the date was a major milestone in the history of Nigeria. It marked 100 years to the day since the separate protectorates of Southern and Northern Nigeria were united.

Bill Tatro | February 11, 2014

Decisions, decisions, decisions…oh, what a tangled web we weave. Just imagine being President Obama’s poster boy for employment and manufacturing, the benefits are aplenty.

Ransom Notes Radio | February 11, 2014

Will the markets really care what Yellen has to say in her first official comment as Fed Chairman? James Pethokoukis, from American Enterprise Institute, also joined the program to talk about the Democrat’s new motto: We'll free you from employment! (Because the real problem in America is, obviously, too many jobs. Right?)

Ralph Benko | February 11, 2014

Dr. Janet Yellen now has taken over the chair of the Fed. And President Obama, to great acclaim, recently nominated Prof. Stanley Fischeras Vice Chairman. Prof. Fischer may be the most distinguished and beloved central banker at work within the world financial system today.

Night Watch | February 11, 2014

The North Korean investigators have divided those associated with Chang into four classes. This is a so-called operation to "liquidate the remaining effect of poison" and uproot the Chang Sung-taek line.

Charles Payne | February 11, 2014

I've been saying for the past five years that America, fractured by an economic shock and a follow-up crisis not seen since the late 1970s has focused on blame, rather than recovery and has settled with mediocrity as greatness.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 11, 2014

The Bible says that “the wages of sin is death,” but the same can’t be said of Washington, DC. The bureaucrats, lobbyists, politicians, contractors, insiders, cronyists, and influence peddlers have rigged the system so that they get rich by diverting money from people in the productive sector of the economy.

Mike Shedlock | February 11, 2014

Inquiring minds note a huge discrepancy between Gallup measured unemployment and BLS reported unemployment. Something is wrong with one of the two data sets... Which one?

Michael Schaus | February 11, 2014

So far in the Sochi Olympics, America is not leading the medal count. But, financially speaking, that might not be so bad for our proud Olympians. Unlike many competing nations, the United States taxes athletes on their success at the World Games. Congratulations on your gold medal! Now where’s Uncle Sam’s share?

Mon, Feb 10, 2014

Travis Weber | February 10, 2014

Today the Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby, will submit its brief in the Supreme Court case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby.

Charlie Kirk | February 10, 2014

A drive around the suburbs of Chicago where the author makes his home is quite revealing when looking at retail shopping space. Gone is the regional grocery store chain Dominick’s, a brand of the national grocery store group Safeway, having recently closed 72 stores just prior to year end 2013.

Mark Skousen | February 10, 2014

Steve Forbes said it best, “Everyone is a disciplined, long-term investor… until the market goes down.” Then people panic.

Brian Birdnow | February 10, 2014

Much has been reported recently concerning Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly and his pre-Super Bowl interview of President Barack Obama. Many of the Obama cheering section are stating that this action showed Obama’s courage in the sense that he was willing to consent to an interview with a supposedly hostile reporter from an anti-administration television network.

Hank Adler | February 10, 2014

There are two great movie scenes that could have been the teaching platform for the pre-Super Bowl O’Reilly interview of President Obama. The first choice of what viewers may have been hoping for was Tom Cruise’s questioning of witness Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | February 10, 2014

My parents taught me that education was one of the most important factors for my future. In fact, my father told me that he was giving me my inheritance early by paying my way to a fine institution like prestigious Williams College.

Ashley Pratte | February 10, 2014

Once again the government must know what’s best for us.

Kurt Schlichter | February 10, 2014

For a few terrifying moments last week, Sandra Fluke wanted to be my congressman.

Star Parker | February 10, 2014

The latest round of the IRS scandal, in which Tea Party and conservative groups have been selectively targeted for harassment by our tax collection agency, is now unfolding.

Mike Adams | February 10, 2014

I would not want to be a student on a college campus today. The university campus is the closest thing we have to a fiefdom in what is left of 21st Century Western civilization. Violations of free speech and student due process have hit epidemic proportions.

Rebecca Furdek | February 10, 2014

In 2005, James Dupree bought a dilapidated warehouse and garage. Today, after almost a decade of steady investment and physical labor, the once-blighted space is now a vibrant 8,600-square-foot studio showcasing over 5,000 pieces of art.

John Ransom | February 10, 2014

The Obama administration, Harry Reid and the rest of the secular rabble known as the progressive left don't want more jobs. For them jobs are a nuisance, jobs a hindrance, jobs are the enemy.

Katie Kieffer | February 10, 2014

Forget roses. This Valentine’s Day, give her a gift that shows you love her whole body and soul. Give her a gun.

Terry Paulson | February 10, 2014

When facing George Foreman, Muhammad Ali mastered the "rope-a-dope," a method of tiring a boxing opponent by pretending to be trapped on the ropes while the opponent expends vital energy on blocked punches. Ali would just smile, taunt, duck, block and move.

Rachel Alexander | February 10, 2014

The Occupy Wall Street movement has not only disintegrated, but is now imploding. Left-wing news sites are gloating about the demise of their own.

Rich Galen | February 10, 2014

The Gallup organization polls every day asking respondents a number of questions including how they think the President - in this case Barack Obama - is doing.

Matt Barber | February 10, 2014

You’ve heard it said that “We are all God’s children.” This rings flowery and nice. It’s an insidious lie.

Michael Schaus | February 10, 2014

Beretta decided, after Maryland’s recent adoption of restrictive gun control measures, that the state no longer deserves his company’s hard earned tax dollars. And Beretta is not the only company making such decisions. Sturm Ruger, and Smith & Wesson, recently announced that they will no longer be selling their firearms in the state of California.

Fritz Pfister | February 10, 2014

Just when you think you've heard it all, along comes 'job lock'. For the preceding five years rational adults have been subjected to notions so outrageous that they know no reasonable person will believe them, because as Thomas Sowell described them, they are merely fact free liberal rhetoric.

Roger Schlesinger | February 10, 2014

I suggest you keep the emotions for the important things in life; births, birthdays, graduations, marriages and memorials! When it comes to money try to rely on knowledge and facts.?

Shawn Mitchell | February 10, 2014

Some viewers of the Coke ad sense the song reflects the spirit that Reagan described, but, they’re being poured a glass of syrup more in tune with Obama’s sensibilities.

Marita Noon | February 10, 2014

If you find oil or natural gas on your property, the value goes up. If you find an endangered species, your land becomes virtually worthless because the critter prevents productive use.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 10, 2014

Demographics can be destiny, but it doesn’t have to be.

Political Calculations | February 10, 2014

Looking at the data through December 2013, we find that while the second housing bubble has resumed inflating, it would also seem to be inflating at a decelerating rate.

Sun, Feb 09, 2014

Derek Hunter | February 09, 2014

Fifty years ago today, Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.

John Ransom | February 09, 2014

Gosh, I feel like such a buffoon when I accuse liberals of doing something like damaging jobs accidentally, when in fact what they are doing is damaging productivity intentionally.

Austin Hill | February 09, 2014

“Completing this form is a critical start to completing your education,” noted First Lady Michelle Obama. It was Wednesday February 5, and she had traveled from the confines of the White House to a nearby Virginia high school to lecture students on applying for “free” federal financial aid for college.

Doug Giles | February 09, 2014

Last Sunday, as most of you know, the Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose.

Scott Erickson | February 09, 2014

It should come as no surprise that President Obama’s judicial nominees and executive appointments have been, at a minimum, left-of-center. It should be equally unsurprising that Senate Democrats would vote in lock step to support Mr. Obama’s nominees given the hyper-polarized atmosphere surrounding Washington over the past five years.

Debra J. Saunders | February 09, 2014

In 2010, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi touted the Affordable Care Act as a bill "not only about the health security of America; it's about jobs. In its life, it will create 4 million jobs, 400,000 jobs almost immediately."

Bruce Bialosky | February 09, 2014

One somewhat stares at it wondering whether to pick it up. Its girth sets you back. My Uncle has said a book this size should really count as reading two books. And then you think gosh, I have already read almost 2,000 pages in the past three books that Robert Caro wrote about Lyndon Johnson. Do I really want to forge through another 600-page book? Then you find a time when you can commit and you do it. You start to read Passage of Power and you are grateful for every moment.

Paul Jacob | February 09, 2014

“I promise you that we hold everybody up and down the line accountable,” President Barack Obama told Bill O’Reilly of Fox News during last Sunday’s Super Bowl interview . . . and with a straight face.

Raymond Tanter | February 09, 2014

In a deadly game of hide and seek, the Iranian regime cheats and retreats. Doing so results in a process of inspections, sanctions, and negotiations. But this process would not have begun without being triggered by revelations of an Iranian resistance group that rejects clerical rule.

Steve Chapman | February 09, 2014

In the battle over same-sex marriage, opponents are strongly in favor of deferring to the wisdom of our ancestors. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence uses the prevailing formula when he says, "I support traditional marriage." The Christian Coalition of America urges its friends to "Say 'I Do' to Traditional Marriage."

Kevin McCullough | February 09, 2014

The entire world saw it happen. The entire world minus Vladimir Putin that is.

Michael Youssef | February 09, 2014

You better believe it! Sure, if you only equate persecution with those who are burned alive inside churches like Islamists do to Christians in Nigeria, then we are not.

Mark Baisley | February 09, 2014

Not only do the neighborhoods look like General Rommel just marched through, the bank accounts also look like they have been victimized by Nazi plunder.

Mike Shedlock | February 09, 2014

I suspect both Bank of America and the city officials knew that pledging casino receipts was questionable if not fraudulent. If it could be proven the parties knew it was fraud, then everyone involved should be facing criminal charges.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 09, 2014

The Congressional Budget Office, which usually carries water for those who favor bigger government, has been forced to acknowledge that Obamacare is going to wreak havoc with America’s job market.

Michael Schaus | February 09, 2014

Have you thought about becoming an Ambassador, diplomat, or foreign dignitary? Well, just donate a few million dollars to your friendly Chicago-style politician, and help him become President. Once he’s in charge, you might even get a nomination to far-away-lands that you know nothing about!

Political Calculations | February 09, 2014

Here's the clearest indication that the Fed's established policies are not sufficiently facilitating the nation's economic growth by its own standards.

Hunter Lewis | February 09, 2014

To emphasize the point that not all state and local cronyism involves unions, one need only look at union-unfriendly Texas.

Nick Sorrentino | February 09, 2014

Don’t forget, Obama’s biggest contributor in 2008, even more than Goldman Sachs, was the California University system.