Sat, Feb 22, 2014

John Hawkins | February 22, 2014

At its heart, isn't politics supposed to be about making life better for people?

John C. Goodman | February 22, 2014

People who worry about death panels are missing the forests for the trees. Yes, people with expensive-to-treat conditions may someday be denied life-saving treatment because of ObamaCare. But there is a far greater danger for ordinary mortals: government and its health insurance proxies telling doctors how to practice medicine.

John Ransom | February 22, 2014

He’s going to get tough on trucks. Again.

Humberto Fontova | February 22, 2014

That silence you hear issues from the media/celebrity axis regarding the massive protests in Venezuela where hip college kids are being beaten, tear-gassed and shot down in a manner to shame anything done by Mayor Daley’s police in 1968 or the Ohio National Guard in 1970.

Michael Brown | February 22, 2014

In his letter to legislative budget writers, Gov. Hickenlooper wrote, “We view our top priority as creating an environment where negative impacts on children from marijuana legalization are avoided completely.”

Ed Feulner | February 22, 2014

“It’s not sufficient for conservatives to run against agendas,” Heritage President Jim DeMint said in his opening remarks. “They must advance ideas and legislation that will build a stronger America.”

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 22, 2014

Did you sing Happy Birthday? The nation just “celebrated” the fifth anniversary of the signing of the so-called American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Political Cartoons by Nate Beelermore commonly referred to as the “stimulus.”

Jeff Crouere | February 22, 2014

In a city where liberal judges allow hardened criminals access to the streets after brief stays in prison, if at all, the remaining police officers must feel powerless. All too often they see the criminals they arrest right back on the streets of New Orleans the very next day.

Larry Kudlow | February 22, 2014

A simple GOP campaign idea.

Bill Tatro | February 22, 2014

It just keeps getting better, so here we go again. Socialists always have an agenda, which is to bring up the downtrodden (a noble effort) at the expense of so-called successful individuals (deplorable). In other words, everybody becomes the same as they are controlled by a select few.

Peter Schiff | February 22, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg, the owner of Facebook, is not your typical corporate CEO. Through a combination of technological smarts, timing, luck, and questionable business ethics, he became a billionaire before most of us bought our first cars.

Steve Deace | February 22, 2014

Despite the fact I’m a frequent conservative critic of the current Republican Party, I actually think the answer to that question is “yes” if we follow three simple steps.

Joyce Kaufman | February 22, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner and the Republican insider-elite assure us that immigration reform (amnesty) isn’t going to happen this year. So why are talk radio hosts from across the country planning to gather in Washington this spring for another Hold Their Feet to the Fire collective broadcast?

Night Watch | February 22, 2014

The threat indicators point to a significant escalation of street violence if the protestors persist. The Olympic fortnight looks to be the high water mark of the pro-western opposition.

Peter Morici | February 22, 2014

President Obama is putting the finishing touches on his budget message to Congress. According to press reports, it would be criminal if it wasn’t so comical! The president will drop from previous proposals any effort to curb the rapidly escalating problems with social security. Instead, he will propose higher taxes on the wealthy

David Williams | February 22, 2014

The Export-Import Bank has become the poster child of crony capitalism and now the Bank is under scrutiny for sending money to countries with massive human rights abuses.

Ransom Notes Radio | February 22, 2014

It doesn’t really get much dumber than a San Francisco liberal using the Founding Fathers to justify Obamacare. But… That’s what makes Nancy Pelosi so darn special.

Mike Shedlock | February 22, 2014

Today the Fed released minutes of meetings at the start and during the great financial crisis. These minutes show how clueless the Fed Governors were at the start of the recession.

Charles Payne | February 22, 2014

There wasn't a lot of volume, but the market shrugged off an early indecision and rallied higher. The bias is to the upside, and despite a shaky start to the year, the long-term trend remains intact, which is very encouraging.

Fri, Feb 21, 2014

Paul Greenberg | February 21, 2014

Good morning, Mr. and Mrs. America, from border to border, coast to coast, and all the ships at sea. Let's go to press!

Thomas Sowell | February 21, 2014

Politics is often like war. Unfortunately, politicians, the media and the voting public seldom have the same degree of realism and discipline with which professional soldiers fight wars.

Michelle Malkin | February 21, 2014

This week's award for Biggest Common Core Jerk goes to Missouri GOP state legislator Mike Lair. Parents, teachers and administrators who object to the government education "standards" racket -- which usurps local control, impedes academic achievement and undermines family privacy -- have politicians on the defensive. The only thing these Fed Ed flacks and hacks can respond with is cowardly condescension.

Erick Erickson | February 21, 2014

According to recent polling, a majority of people who voted for Barack Obama in 2012 regret voting for him. That does not mean they wish, instead, that they had voted for Mitt Romney. They just regret voting for Barack Obama.

Brent Bozell | February 21, 2014

The Obamas have had few more obsequious media allies than NBC's Jimmy Fallon. Now that he's taking over the hallowed ground of "The Tonight Show," Fallon's proven ability to spread his reach into viral videos on YouTube promises to become even more politically potent.

Michael Barone | February 21, 2014

It is 611 miles from the United Auto Workers headquarters in Detroit to Volkswagen's assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. It's a long day's drive, about 10 hours almost entirely on Interstate 75, but it turned out to be too far for the UAW.

Jonah Goldberg | February 21, 2014

Cancel the philosophy courses, people. Oh, and we're going to be shuttering the political science, religion and pre-law departments too. We'll keep some of the English and history folks on for a while longer, but they should probably keep their resumes handy.

David Limbaugh | February 21, 2014

There seems to be a common characteristic among those who follow the liberal orthodoxy, especially those in the old media. Their ideology and rabid partisanship prevent them from acknowledging, much less correcting, policy failures.

John Ransom | February 21, 2014

This week a GOP legislator from MO made the terminal decision to hi-jack the state appropriations process to insert “$8 for tin foil hats” for opponents of Common Core. Ha, ha, ha...not funny.

Mona Charen | February 21, 2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, may be the brightest light to adorn the Republican Party in many years. He knows how to make the case for conservative ideas, pointing, for example, to the contrasting fates of Detroit and Houston to illustrate the superiority of conservative policies.

Ken Blackwell | February 21, 2014

Shocking rhetoric does not a tea partier make, nor do all activists make good candidates. The movement has matured from protesting government largess on the sidelines to actually passing legislation winnowing it.

Pat Buchanan | February 21, 2014

Richard Engel of NBC, reporting from Maidan Square in Kiev, described what he witnessed as the Feb. 19 truce collapsed. Police began to back away from their positions in the square, said Engel. And the protesters attacked. Gunfire was exchanged and the death toll, believed to be in the dozens, is not known.

Suzanne Fields | February 21, 2014

The National Gallery of Art stands between the White House and the Capitol, bracketed by other museums exhibiting treasures ranging from the red shoes Judy Garland wore in the movie "The Wizard of Oz," to the Apollo 11 space module that went to the moon and back, to a Leonardo da Vinci portrait reckoned as his best work short of the Mona Lisa.

Linda Chavez | February 21, 2014

It's not often that a union election makes front-page news. But last week's stunning loss by the United Auto Workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., is a seminal event in the history of the labor movement. Union membership has fallen consistently over the past 60 years, and the UAW loss suggests there's no way for labor to reverse the trend -- at least not in the private sector. But why?

Donald Lambro | February 21, 2014

President Obama was hit by two major reports this week that reinforced what many if not most of us knew about his economic policies: they are killing jobs.

Night Watch | February 21, 2014

Nevertheless, developments in Ukraine pose no threat to US strategic interests. NATO and the West have overreached. In 2008, Medvedev, as Russian President, articulated the new Russian doctrine of sphere of influence.

Mike Shedlock | February 21, 2014

A proposal by French president Francois Hollande got me thinking about "The Law of Bad Ideas". I did a search for the phrase and surprisingly, nothing came up. Thus, I get to define the phrase.

Roger Schlesinger | February 21, 2014

It is so simple it is scary: two moves and you are there. The absolute easiest way for the youth of this country to become wealthy is to be wise enough to listen to someone who has answers.

Fritz Pfister | February 21, 2014

For years I have shared with you that the economy can't recover until housing recovers, and neither will recover until the job market recovers. While planning ahead, it became obvious that the solutions offered by the progressive Obama administration would hinder not help an economic recovery.

Phil Kerpen | February 21, 2014

The House will soon consider H.R. 3865, which would prohibit the IRS from rushing a final rule regulating 501(c)(4) organizations in the middle of the current tax year. If the floor debate looks like the bill's markup in the Ways and Means Committee, it will be split right down party lines.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 21, 2014

I’ve already explained why leftists must be depressed about their failure to restrict private gun ownership. They’ve suffered brutal electoral setbacks in Colorado, and more and more states have strengthened the right to keep and bear arms.

Charles Payne | February 21, 2014

The Federal Reserve knows quantitative easing didn't work, and they want to exit as fast as possible without triggering widespread panic. This isn't something that can be uttered in private, or even during closed-door 'Federal Open Market Committee' meetings, but it's palpable.

Ransom Notes Radio | February 21, 2014

To be fair, America has a fighting shot at owning the 21st century. After all, it’s not in the American DNA to give up. Joel Kurtzman, senior fellow at the Milken Institute, joined the program to argue that there is optimistic news for America in the 21st century.

Andrew Langer | February 21, 2014

Everyone knows that the farm subsidy system is in dire need of reform. Yet rather than take on this subsidy system and engage in a thorough examination of what needs to be changed, Congress punted, just like it has in every farm bill for the last eight years.

Thu, Feb 20, 2014

Todd Starnes | February 20, 2014

The culture war may be lost and religious liberty might not be that far behind, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research.

Rich Galen | February 20, 2014

Over the past three weeks the Congressional Budget Office (better known as the CBO) has made a great deal of news.

Jack Kerwick | February 20, 2014

February is Black History Month. As those on the right (and even an increasing number of people elsewhere) know well enough, these four weeks are all too easily used by activists as an opportunity to promote a politics of victimhood congenial to a leftist agenda.

Michael Schaus | February 20, 2014

Labor Unions look out for the average worker in roughly the same manner Don Corleone looked out for his “business associates”. Congratulations on your victory in Milwaukee, SEIU… Now, leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

Katie Pavlich | February 20, 2014

After nearly 10-hours of coaching me through my first International Defensive Pistol Association match, world shooting champion and Smith & Wesson Team Captain Julie Golob left the range with a smile on her face, and I did too. My first match was an overwhelming success.

Thomas Sowell | February 20, 2014

Senator Ted Cruz is a hero in some Republican circles -- and the opposite among many of his Senate Republican colleagues.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | February 20, 2014

Thursday is my mother's birthday; she would have been 78. This is the first year that she won't be with us to celebrate, but will be in heaven looking down. In my mind, she is still with us in spirit and love.

Victor Davis Hanson | February 20, 2014

Diversity has become corporatized on American campuses, with scores of bureaucrats and administrators accentuating different pedigrees and ancestries. That's odd, because diversity does not mean any more "variety" or "points of difference," at least as it used to be defined.

Derek Hunter | February 20, 2014

People interested in liberty – be they conservative, libertarian, Republican, Tea Partiers or whatever – need to pull their heads out of where they currently are and let the sun once again shine on them before it’s too late.

Larry Elder | February 20, 2014

Richie Incognito, an NFL Miami Dolphin, is a clubhouse bully who was suspended for traumatizing teammate Jonathan Martin. A new NFL investigative report found that Richie, a white, soon-to-be free agent veteran, abused Martin, a black player then in his rookie season.

Judge Andrew Napolitano | February 20, 2014

The political philosopher Edmund Burke once remarked that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good folks to do nothing. A glaring example of the impending triumph of a constitutional evil that could be stopped by folks who have been largely silent is the tyranny coming from the White House.

John Ransom | February 20, 2014

Sometimes the effects of proposed Democrat economic policies are so obvious that even the CBO is forced to agree with Republicans.

Cal Thomas | February 20, 2014

Kathleen Willey is back. For people who have forgotten, she is the former volunteer aide to President Bill Clinton who claims he sexually harassed her 20 years ago.

Fred Wszolek | February 20, 2014

Last week, Volkswagen employees at a plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted 712 to 626 to reject membership to the United Auto Workers (UAW), dealing a devastating defeat to organized labor. The workers’ vote against unionization demonstrates just how little faith the American people have in union bosses and their false promises.

Debra J. Saunders | February 20, 2014

Let the reader beware. At a recent confab at a billionaire's ranch, an elite gathering of business titans agreed to spend $100 million -- thanks to legal loopholes that allow them to skirt federal campaign contribution limits -- to elect like-minded politicians who will help them halt the wheels of government, move their party further from the political center and thwart the will of the American people.

Matt Towery | February 20, 2014

Few columnists have railed against the GOP "establishment," aka the "silk underwear crowd," more than I.

Betsy McCaughey | February 20, 2014

President Obama is using the Internal Revenue Service to silence employers unhappy about Obamacare. That’s the hidden purpose behind the employer mandate delay announced on February 10th.

Cliff May | February 20, 2014

In Tehran last week, the 35th anniversary of Iran’s revolution was celebrated with chants of “Death to America!” and the burning of American flags. Also on display were posters showing Iranian boots stomping on President Obama’s face.

Steve Chapman | February 20, 2014

If driving a taxi in Chicago is your dream job, have I got a deal for you. You get to fight traffic, deal with drunks and deadbeats, work long hours and breathe exhaust fumes nonstop. And I can get you into it for just $360,000.

Christine Harbin Hanson | February 20, 2014

After meandering through Congress for the past two years, the Farm Bill unceremoniously made its way to President Obama’s desk for his signature this past week.

Emmett Tyrrell | February 20, 2014

First Mitt Romney loses a presidential election that he was predicted to win in a walk. Then he appears some 15 months later on Sunday's "Meet the Press" to lecture the nation on how Republicans might lose the presidential election once again.

Charles Payne | February 20, 2014

Much is being made of the latest report from the Census Bureau on divorce in America. Using data from the American Community Survey, Census records show that the rate of divorce is increasing for the third straight year in 2012.

Mike Shedlock | February 20, 2014

It is beyond absurd to seriously propose that such whopping increases would not impede hiring. Only economic illiterates and political charlatans can make such statements.

Bob Goldman | February 20, 2014

Is your employer looking at you with concern? Does your manager constantly ask how you are feeling? It may not be because they care about how long you are going to work. It may be because they care about how long you are going to live

Night Watch | February 20, 2014

The Ukrainian demonstrators are de facto anti-democracy. Their leader encourages lawless behavior. He and his supporters want a government change that was not voted by the majority of Ukrainians. Thus, they seek to nullify the election that brought Yanukovych to power and which international observers declared to be free and fair.

Chris Versace | February 20, 2014

When you think about it, it is pretty amazing how mobile technology has transformed our lives. What’s even more amazing is that the change we have seen thus far has really been due to three devices -- the mobile phone, the smart phone and, more recently, the tablet.

Joseph Horton | February 20, 2014

I was excited when I learned that the parents of a student I knew produced a product my family used and enjoyed. His response to me was “Yea, they’re getting rich off you.”

Nicholas Vardy | February 20, 2014

For all of the hand wringing about the weak start to the stock market this year, initial public offerings (IPOs) haven't been this hot since 1999. More than 30 companies have already launched IPOs in 2014. That is a 72% increase compared to the same time last year.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 20, 2014

When I give speeches around the country, I often get asked whether it’s time to give up. More specifically, has America reached a tipping point, with too many people riding in the wagon of government dependency and too few people creating wealth and pulling the wagon in the right direction?

Wed, Feb 19, 2014

Ann Coulter | February 19, 2014

Liberals are winning wild praise for their candor in admitting problems with Obamacare. It shows you the level of honesty people have come to expect of our liberal friends.

Jerry Newcombe | February 19, 2014

Getting involved in a good church can be a real antidote to loneliness. Becoming a Christian actually means joining the largest family in the whole world.

Hugh Hewitt | February 19, 2014

Ukraine joins the long list of countries that have regressed into deeper shadow under President Obama and his two Secretaries of State, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.

Bob Barr | February 19, 2014

According to Greek mythology, Cassandra, daughter of the King of Troy, captured the attention of Apollo with her beauty. But, after rejecting his romantic advances, some versions of the legend say he cursed her with the gift of prophecy, with the caveat that she would never be able to convince others of her visions of the future.

Austin Bay | February 19, 2014

Despite five years of Obama Administration "smart diplomacy," Venezuela's deteriorating socialist regime is following a classic script as its replacement caudillo blames America for his own regime's legacy of economic folly, domestic repression, corruption and criminal turpitude.

Katie Pavlich | February 19, 2014

After meeting world shooting champion and Smith & Wesson Team Captain Julie Golob at the SHOT Show in January, she invited me to come check out the 2014 International Defensive Pistol Association [IDPA] Indoor Nationals to get a first hand look at the shooting sports.

Thomas Sowell | February 19, 2014

Freshman Senator Ted Cruz says many things that need to be said and says them well.

Michelle Malkin | February 19, 2014

Question: If Obamacare officials cannot prevent accused embezzlers from infiltrating their offices, how can they protect enrollees from grifters, con artists and thieves in the federal health insurance exchange system?

John Stossel | February 19, 2014

On Saturday, some 1,500 students from all over the world gathered to discuss freedom at the Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, D.C.

Walter E. Williams | February 19, 2014

Evil acts are given an aura of moral legitimacy by noble-sounding socialistic expressions, such as spreading the wealth, income redistribution, caring for the less fortunate, and the will of the majority.

Dr. Ben Carson | February 19, 2014

As a child growing up in Detroit and Boston, I had many opportunities to experience the ugly face of racism and witnessed the devastating toll exacted by its mean-spirited nature.

Brent Bozell | February 19, 2014

Media liberals are howling at the apparent injustice of the "anti-Clinton" Washington Free Beacon website, which has dared to paw through old Hillary Clinton history. The hypocrisy is stunning. Let us recall the avalanche of mean-spirited and sleazy "fair game" the networks assembled for us just a few years ago in the last election cycle.

Jonah Goldberg | February 19, 2014

Of all the time-honored failings for which we criticize sitting presidents -- by "we" I mean pundits, academics and other members of the chattering phylum -- two charges stand out: imperialism and shrinkage. Usually it's one or the other.

Ashley Herzog | February 19, 2014

I’ll never forget an article by Hannah Rosin, author of the book The End of Men, titled “Boys on the Side.” The article, which was simultaneously depressing and unintentionally comical, described the state of relationships and gender dynamics on college campuses.

John Ransom | February 19, 2014

The administration has continued their Orwellian assault on the English language by changing the words from "executive order" to “executive action.”

Caroline Glick | February 19, 2014

There is a difference between speech and war. Both are forms of expression, to be sure. But the essence of the former is engagement, and the essence of the latter is destruction.

Terry Jeffrey | February 19, 2014

In his weekly address last Saturday, President Barack Obama described his proposal to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour in language suggesting this would not be a tax increase.

Ben Shapiro | February 19, 2014

This week, Secretary of State John Kerry announced to a group of Indonesian students that global warming was "perhaps the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction."

Donald Lambro | February 19, 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is airing TV ads around the country that offer tax-free status for 10 years to new business start-ups entering his state.

Rachel Marsden | February 19, 2014

Venezuelan voters aren't victims; they're accomplices to their own predicament.

Rebecca Hagelin | February 19, 2014

Remember the recent IRS scandal? The IRS admitted to improperly targeting conservative and libertarian organizations, individuals and their families. And not just groups involved in the political process - they even targeted the family counseling radio show, FamilyTalk, on whose board of directors I serve.

Jacob Sullum | February 19, 2014

At the center of the case against Michael Dunn is a disappearing shotgun. The middle-aged software developer claims 17-year-old Jordan Davis threatened to kill him with it during an argument over loud music at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station in November 2012. But police never found a gun, and no witness reported seeing one.

Bill Tatro | February 19, 2014

The statisticians, government officials, mainstream media, and perhaps even Wall Street itself have all recently discovered something formerly unknown to man. Specifically, it’s called the weather.

Night Watch | February 19, 2014

For now, the US is on the sidelines in the Middle East. The US administration has alienated all its historic allies; lost influence in Egypt, Tunisia and Syria; and has made dubious promises to Jordan which now is in danger of becoming a front line state, like Lebanon.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 19, 2014

A discriminatory rate structure adds to complexity, to be sure, but the main reason for a convoluted business tax system (for large and small companies) is that politicians don’t allow firms to use the simple and logical (and theoretically sound) approach of cash-flow taxation.

Hal Scherz | February 19, 2014

The irony of this entire debate is that the people who know the most about delivering care to patients were excluded from the development of the ACA. The physicians involved in crafting the administration’s vision, such as Drs. Ezekiel Emanuel and Donald Berwick, were far removed from day to day patient care.

Akash Chougule | February 19, 2014

You may not have heard, but it seems that the federal government may soon come calling for another $100 billion we don’t have - this time for transportation. While many people were focusing on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) ObamaCare numbers, the agency also released some little-noticed financial details about the Highway Trust Fund’s shortcomings.

John Kass | February 19, 2014

Each time I leave Chicago on a writing trip, I get to see amazing things: the Russian bath-mistress with the accent of Maria Ouspenskaya who refused to hit me with the birch branch, and those young cadets desperate to learn all about American girls.

Charles Payne | February 19, 2014

I still find it remarkable how much ground the fear-mongers cover and how they continue to chip away at things that we used to take for granted, like mild-to-tough winters. Now, these things have the feeling of an 'apocalyptic' event that can only be avoided through economic sacrifice.

Dave Ramsey | February 19, 2014

I don’t always make financial decisions based exclusively on math. Many times I do things based on changing money behaviors—stuff like paying off debts from smallest to largest because it actually works. Personal finance is 80 percent behavior, and only 20 percent head knowledge.

Mike Shedlock | February 19, 2014

Given stagnant wages and higher taxes, the only way households can increase spending is to go further into debt. The New York Fed quarterly report on Household Debt and Credit shows that is exactly what happened.

Ken Connor | February 19, 2014

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards recently tweeted out a short video featuring her suggestions of what women really need for Valentine's Day. Among a litany that included "well woman visits," "cancer screenings," and "birth control," was "safe & legal abortion."

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | February 19, 2014

Dear Carrie: My father had a custodial account for me, and this year, I cashed it out. My father lost money on the whole, investing more than we've gained. What are the rules for custodial account taxes? Am I able to deduct the loss on my return?

Jack Kerwick | February 19, 2014

Once again, “African-American History Month” is upon us. Of course, these four weeks of February have little to do with actual history, and everything to do with ideology.

Tue, Feb 18, 2014

Marc Rotterman | February 18, 2014

During the late 1970’s, a young congressman by the name of Jack Kemp from upstate New York began pushing for “across the board” tax cuts to cure the nation of its economic ills.

Bill Murchison | February 18, 2014

Gee. Gosh. And my, oh, my, as my grandmother might have exclaimed in wonder and awe. All we need to know about global warming is what John Kerry tells us?

Wesley Coopersmith | February 18, 2014

>Earlier this month, North Carolina unleashed its “Opportunity Scholarship” website accepting applications for the state’s new school voucher program. Three days after its opening, some 1,400 families had applied hoping they would be lucky enough to receive a school voucher.

Armstrong Williams | February 18, 2014

We need, as a society, to get back to celebrating mothers who sacrifice their careers to care for our most vulnerable, our children. And yes, we can have our cake and eat it, too. We have emerged from the former mindset that women are inferior to men, but we also must emerge from and reject the mindset that full-time mothers are inferior to working women or single mothers.

Brian Birdnow | February 18, 2014

Last week Kathleen Parker, the Pulitzer Prize winning syndicated columnist, weighed in with an opinion on the so-called “Blair Diaries”, the name given to the private papers of Diane Blair, a former political scientist at the University of Arkansas who passed away in 2000.

Rich Galen | February 18, 2014

I want to like the Winter Olympics. I want to be excited about the athletes. I want to not know who won what until I can watch the events on tape delay.

Michael Brown | February 18, 2014

For the last few years, our moral and cultural opponents have mocked our predictions, telling us that we are deluded, that there is no slippery slope, that the scenarios we warn about are just figments of our overactive, fundamentalist imagination. Are they right?

Michael Schaus | February 18, 2014

A University textbook describes Conservatism as “pessimistic”, and Ronald Reagan as an extremist. (Remember when Reagan was elected in a landslide?) Of course, to be totally honest, Euro-socialist programs actually do “bum me out” a little.

Thomas Sowell | February 18, 2014

The Afghanistan government's recent release of dozens of imprisoned terrorists, many of whom had killed Americans, was a galling betrayal of those Americans who died defending Afghanistan against the Taliban terrorists -- as well as those Americans who have returned home with arms or legs missing, or with minds traumatized beyond repair.

Chuck Norris | February 18, 2014

There are those who are champions on courses of competition. Then there are those who are victors in their caliber of character, too. In our often wayward world, the latter ought to be given not just a gold medal but a golden crown.

John Hawkins | February 18, 2014

How did global warming discussions end up hinging on what's happening with polar bears, unverifiable predictions of what will happen in a hundred years, and whether people are "climate deniers" or "global warming cultists?"

Michael Barone | February 18, 2014

The roots of American liberalism are not compassion, but snobbery. That's the thesis of Fred Siegel's revealing new book, "The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class."

Mona Charen | February 18, 2014

There are many reasons President Barack Obama's presidency has proven so ineffectual even by its own standards -- boosting economic growth, improving health care, preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, enhancing America's world reputation.

John Ransom | February 18, 2014

Maddow is deathly afraid that Americans will discover that, yes, the Republicans aren’t afraid of helping to create jobs in the private sector.

Ken Blackwell | February 18, 2014

There seems to be a rising chorus—even among some on the right—that marriage is over and we need to give up on the civil institution of marriage. I’m reminded of the blonde starlet, Mae West. This Hollywood celebrity was asked why she didn’t marry one of the handsome young men who always followed her around. “Marriage is a great institution,” said Mae, “but I’m not ready for an institution.”

Cal Thomas | February 18, 2014

With less than a year left in her fourth and final term in Congress, it's a little early for an exit interview, but not too early to get the views of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on issues dear to a "founding mother" of the Tea Party movement and on how to beat Hillary Clinton in 2016, if the Democrat decides to run.

Dennis Prager | February 18, 2014

In 2006, 57 percent of Virginia's voters voted to amend their state's constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Last week, U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled the amendment unconstitutional.

Pat Buchanan | February 18, 2014

Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland has apologized for her undiplomatic "(bleep) the EU!" remark intercepted on her phone call with the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.

Phyllis Schlafly | February 18, 2014

When President Barack Obama said he planned to "fundamentally transform" the United States, he wasn't referring only to spreading the wealth around or even to conforming our foreign-trade regulations to the dictates of globalist busybodies.

Susan Stamper Brown | February 18, 2014

If five years of the Obama administration has taught us anything, it is that presidents do not need Congress to further their agenda.

Ransom Notes Radio | February 18, 2014

Labor unions are starting to get desperate. If you thought they’ve always been a little ruthless… Well, you haven’t seen anything yet. Dave Bego, who has personally fought the most powerful Union in America, joined the program to discuss organized labor’s most recent push for membership.

Robert Knight | February 18, 2014

You know that clever ad by a satellite dish company that shows what happens to a man who gets bored waiting for the cable guy?

Marvin Olasky | February 18, 2014

Phobias are serious business, and some must be fought.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 18, 2014

Just like Clark Kent could change into Superman, President Obama has a remarkable ability to change into King Obama. Tired of that pesky Constitution? Irritated that the Founding Fathers created a system based on separation of powers? Well,there’s a superhero to overcome those obstacles.

Mike Shedlock | February 18, 2014

Trade wars, immigration battles, and especially beggar-thy-neighbor competitive currency debasement tactics are hallmarks of deflationary times. When jobs are plentiful, such pressures are minimal. Now, every country seeks advantages for itself, hoping to raise exports.

Nick Nichols | February 18, 2014

President Obama waded deeper into the pool of incredulity that surrounds his administration when he told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that there was not a “smidgen” of corruption associated with the IRS targeting of conservative groups seeking 501(c)4 tax-exempt status.

Mon, Feb 17, 2014

Todd Starnes | February 17, 2014

President Obama is launching a new initiative to help young men of color. It’s called My Brother’s Keeper.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | February 17, 2014

As I was growing up, my father taught me many lessons about the history of African Americans. These were lessons he had learned first-hand in a racially torn South and in a tolerant, but often ignorant North.

Scottie Hughes | February 17, 2014

Our country has been blessed to be led by great men of intelligence, strategy and ethics. However, our country has also suffered during administrations that were plagued by bad decisions and scandal.

Kurt Schlichter | February 17, 2014

If you’re a conservative, you don't need to silence the opposition. In fact, we conservatives want liberals to talk, to make buffoons of themselves, to prove their folly. We want liberals to expound upon their ridiculous ideas, to show the world exactly what they're about.

Jeff Jacoby | February 17, 2014

Nearly 1,000 days stretch between this Presidents' Day and the next presidential election. Yet already it is impossible to escape the maneuvers, machinations, and media coverage of men and women so consumed with winning the highest office in the land that the lust for power all but oozes from their pores.

Star Parker | February 17, 2014

Once again, bitter feelings are being cast in the direction of Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz.

Mike Adams | February 17, 2014

The fight for student’s rights continues. The series is stretching out longer than anticipated but you will want to keep reading. There's some good news at the end of the road.

John Ransom | February 17, 2014

The vote, while only a first test of union appeal in the south, increases the uncertainty regarding the long-term survival of the United Auto Workers union. It's the worst union defeat in Tennessee since Grant got whipped on the first day at the Battle of Shiloh.

Katie Kieffer | February 17, 2014

Awooooooo! The Wolf of the White House howls incessantly. Over twenty-nine times, the wolf called out unilateral changes to the Affordable Healthcare Act.

Bruce Bialosky | February 17, 2014

Until recently I was a full-time employee and had a very good job. In fact most years we were so busy I worked some long hours and received some significant bonuses from my employer. But now I have been freed from having to spend so much time supporting my family.

Peter Ferrara | February 17, 2014

In 2000, at the dawn of the 21st Century, under Saddam Hussein and his Baath Party, Iraq was suffering under the worst of the egregious misconceptions of the 20th Century.

Matt Barber | February 17, 2014

This past week I, along with a group of fellow Christians, embarked on a new venture. In partnership with Liberty Alliance, LLC – the No. 1 ranked conservative media conglomerate, according to Inc. Magazine – launched BarbWire.com.

Michael Schaus | February 17, 2014

First there was “brosurance”. Then pajama boy. And now there are pub-crawls for healthcare. Because, really, isn’t that the perfect place to hold a discussion about obtaining health insurance: in front of the shot-girl at your favorite local bar? “Get ‘em drunk, get ‘em covered!” That’s apparently the new Obamacare motto.

Mark Skousen | February 17, 2014

There was much disagreement among the speakers about the direction of the stock market and the global economy, but one thing everyone agreed on: gold was an undervalued asset after losing 30% of its worth last year.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 17, 2014

Showing amazing capacity for innovation, Pakistan’s tax police hires transgendered people to encourage (presumably homophobic) taxpayers to cough up more money.

Shawn Mitchell | February 17, 2014

In this decade, only fringe web sites even reveal that Michelle Obama schmoozed a $12,000 gown for herself from a snob designer.

Ralph Benko | February 17, 2014

Rand Paul and Hillary Rodham Clinton would frame the debate — and the alternatives they offer — based on real clear and present issues rather than outworn dogma.

Bob Beauprez | February 17, 2014

There are still 45,000 fewer jobs, just in Colorado, than when the recession began six years ago.

Mike Shedlock | February 17, 2014

Am I mistaken or did Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro just call for a protest march against himself?

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Austin Hill | February 16, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden announced two days ago that the American people agree with the Democrat party “on every major issue.”

Derek Hunter | February 16, 2014

I have to preface this column with a disclaimer: I’m a big fan of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. His policy goals are my policy goals. But here comes the traditional “but.”

John Ransom | February 16, 2014

Socialists have long contended that they can live quite well without God, thank you. But let's face it: they can't even run an Olympics; or a website; or a sperm bank. Maybe what they need is a tad more humility and a whole lot of God.

Wayne Allyn Root | February 16, 2014

Have you paid attention to the Obama news of the past week? It's amazing. It’s mind-boggling. It was a week of unimaginable destruction.

Debra J. Saunders | February 16, 2014

I have found the issue that can bring America together. Republicans and Democrats, urban hipsters and country folk, corporate scions and infrequent fliers -- they all seem to agree: The federal government must not allow mobile phone use on planes.

Bruce Bialosky | February 16, 2014

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Paul Jacob | February 16, 2014

“Moving on from unfulfilling jobs, thanks to health-care law,” was the gleeful headline across the story spoon-fed to the Washington Post by Families USA, a pro-Obamacare group that maintains a “database of people who have benefitted” from the so-called Affordable Care Act.

Steve Chapman | February 16, 2014

In 1999, newspaper columnist Molly Ivins was diagnosed with breast cancer and promptly exhorted her readers: "Go. Get. The. Damn. Mammogram. Done."

Kevin McCullough | February 16, 2014

On January 1 an agreement between the United States and our most hostile enemy went into effect. This agreement was secretly negotiated at secret meetings by a secret Presidential trip, and a secretive Secretary of State.

Daniel J. Mitchell | February 16, 2014

I have a peculiar interest in international economic policy, so I’m fully aware that President Hollande of France is a disaster, but I’m not sure that’s enough to make a cartoon amusing.

Hunter Lewis | February 16, 2014

There are still vestiges of the old legal ethics, but much of it is gone. Most lawyers now regard law as a business.

Mark Baisley | February 16, 2014

This willful indifference to asset requests may very well have cost American lives.

Marita Noon | February 16, 2014

It is not often that Americans look south of the border for solutions, but Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto seems to have figured out a few things in his first year of power that has, in six years, eluded Obama.

Mike Shedlock | February 16, 2014

Efforts by the United Auto Workers to unionize a Tennessee Volkswagen plant failed today in spite of the fact that Volkswagen chose to cooperate closely with the UAW.

Political Calculations | February 16, 2014

The Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") is unraveling on many levels, but perhaps most so on the personal finance level for the consumers of both health care and health insurance.