Sat, Mar 15, 2014

John Hawkins | March 15, 2014

The biggest fallacy in politics is that we need "another Reagan" or more "Tea Partiers" in Congress if we want to save the country.

John C. Goodman | March 15, 2014

The topic du jour on the left these days is inequality. But why does the left care about inequality? Do they really want to lift those at the bottom of the income ladder? Or are they just looking for one more reason to increase the power of government?

John Ransom | March 15, 2014

Does anyone else find it ironic that a company that helped massage data for Obama’s reelection—a company that essentially spied on its customers for political purposes-- suddenly has found a conscience about Internet privacy?

Humberto Fontova | March 15, 2014

Oliver Stone's recent visit to Venezuela to premiere his Castro/Chavez infomercial "My Friend Hugo" has brought him under fire in social media.

Paul Greenberg | March 15, 2014

Ham and eggs, dictators and plebiscites, tyranny and sham elections, they all go together. So it was wholly to be expected, which means it was wholly a surprise to our ever-alert administration, when the latest tsar decided Crimea was ripe for the picking and sent in the Cossacks (sans identifying insignia for now).

Justin Sykes | March 15, 2014

There appears to be a flourishing culture of financial misconduct at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This culture has been perpetuated by a lack of administrative oversight leading to millions of taxpayer dollars being wasted.

Brandon Howell | March 15, 2014

Michelle Nunn’s got a gun problem.

Rich Tucker | March 15, 2014

Bitcoin’s success shows that there’s nothing sacred about money. A $100 bill can buy groceries for a family, or be used in a drug deal (90 percent of paper money in the U.S. has traces of cocaine on it). It’s only valuable because people believe it is valuable.

Chris Versace | March 15, 2014

At the very core, companies, be they business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C), need to respond to the changing landscape and adapt their business models.

Jerry Rogers | March 15, 2014

Historians will one day look back at the presidency of Barack Obama and highlight the administration’s dangerous willingness to short-circuit the Constitution when convenient.

Leah Barkoukis | March 15, 2014

“The Tenth” is riveting, timely, and masterfully written. While captivated by a supernatural mystery and a whimsical romance, the reader is also forced to reflect on one of the most important political and social issues of our time.

Doug Fabian | March 15, 2014

Given all of the geopolitical turmoil of late that’s rocked many of the biggest emerging markets in the world, it’s logical to ask ourselves if there will be a spillover effect -- some call it “contagion” -- here in the U.S. equity markets.

Larry Kudlow | March 15, 2014

Sizing up last week's unexpected congressional win by Florida Republican David Jolly, Kim Strassel of the Wall Street Journal wrote, "The Republicans who win this fall will be those who have serious answers to the attacks leveled on them -- about Obamacare, the economy, women's and seniors' issues." Sound advice.

Jeff Crouere | March 15, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama is not content nagging Americans about their food choices. She has now decided to lecture us about our word usage.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 15, 2014

The official motto of the United States is “In God We Trust.” The official motto of Washington, DC, is “Justitia Omnibus,” which means “Justice for All.” These are nice statements, but they apply too broadly. We also should have a motto specifically for politicians.

Night Watch | March 15, 2014

Russia apparently has not made the final decision to occupy additional portions of eastern Ukraine, but President Putin soon will have that option readily available.

Roger Schlesinger | March 15, 2014

If I had been Barrack Obama's adviser when he was young I would have led, guided, pushed or simply threatened him to go to business school instead of law school. I would have told him that it was pretty obvious he was going to be running this country in his later years, and business school might do him better than law school.

Steve Deace | March 15, 2014

The Left has its battle plan, Saul Alinksy’s infamous Rules for Radicals, now the good guys have there’s.

Paul Kengor | March 15, 2014

Conservatives constantly talk of freedom. Freedom. Freedom. Freedom. Go to any gathering of conservatives, and you will hear a freedom mantra. They speak of “freedom” almost as if it were a one-word synonym for conservatism, a slogan for the movement. At times, they do so in an almost trite way.

Bill Tatro | March 15, 2014

It seems Mr. President that all of a sudden you and I are becoming Pen Pals. Not in the traditional sense because you never write, you never call or even seem to care. But you do respond in the main stream media and so I feel our connection is intact.

Mark Skousen | March 15, 2014

GDP measures the value of the final goods and services, but you also want to know how much business spent in making these final products and services. GO does that.

Charles Payne | March 15, 2014

President Obama continues his push to tweak free market forces and buy votes with an executive move that will force businesses to pay extra for overtime work of certain salaried employees.

Mike Shedlock | March 15, 2014

I have no idea how much car dealers donated to Chris Christie. But I do know a bad idea when I see one. And we know exactly how and why some bad ideas get implemented: campaign contribution bribes and political revenge.

Fri, Mar 14, 2014

Todd Starnes | March 14, 2014

The Restore Military Religious Freedom coalition, a group of two dozen like-minded religious liberty organizations, announced Thursday that they are ready to offer assistance to any Air Force Academy cadet who faces repercussions for writing Bible verses on their hallway whiteboards.

Michael Schaus | March 14, 2014

Sheila Jackson’s brilliant aversion to intelligent thought is not exclusive. Other “leaders” have shown a similar lack of intellectual-horsepower… For example, Democrat Hank Johnson once expressed concern that the island of Guam was in danger of capsizing. Harry Reid has argued that our compulsory tax system is “voluntary”.

Michelle Malkin | March 14, 2014

A bunch of aggrieved women led by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg launched a high-profile "public service campaign" this week to "ban" the word "bossy."

Erick Erickson | March 14, 2014

Republicans are set for pretty sweeping victories in 2014. The best nonpartisan analyses eight months before the election suggest the Republicans may get to 50 or 51 seats in the Senate, but 50 would leave Democrats in control with Vice President Biden breaking tie votes.

Brent Bozell | March 14, 2014

Liberals view the term "compassionate conservatism" as an oxymoron. How could it not be so? they ask. After all, conservatives are greedy, and conservatism feeds that greed at the expense of the poor.

Jonah Goldberg | March 14, 2014

In case you hadn't heard, young people these days -- aka "the millennials" -- are the most cynical and distrusting generation ever recorded. Only 19 percent think most people can be trusted.

David Limbaugh | March 14, 2014

With each passing day, President Barack Obama, leftism personified, demonstrates that leftism is characterized by anything other than the human compassion it claims as its exclusive possession.

John Ransom | March 14, 2014

One thing that we've learned from 9/11 through the Boston bombing is that even in something sinister, bureaucratic incompetence is usually at play.

Mona Charen | March 14, 2014

Amy Chua, the "Tiger Mother" who launched a thousand panic attacks among ambitious but lenient parents, is back with an almost-great book about why some groups achieve spectacular success in America while others languish.

Ken Blackwell | March 14, 2014

The centenary of World War I is upon us.

Pat Buchanan | March 14, 2014

Most deeply involved in Crimea's crisis are Russia and Ukraine. Yet, looking at the UN numbers, there seems an element of absurdity in this confrontation that could lead to a shooting war.

Suzanne Fields | March 14, 2014

No generation stands still for a snapshot. Even when making a selfie, friends, acquaintances and bystanders sneak into the frame, ruining the message that it's "all about me." (You could ask Ellen DeGeneres.)

Linda Chavez | March 14, 2014

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer and feminist proselytizer, wants to ban the "b" word -- bossy, that is.

Diana West | March 14, 2014

Reading as widely on Ukraine as possible, I kept wondering why the story wasn't making sense. Then I realized the buzzwords used to tell the story weren't adding up.

Donald Lambro | March 14, 2014

It's doubtful you will hear this on the network news tonight, but President Obama and his party are in deep, political trouble. And it's getting worse.

Mike Shedlock | March 14, 2014

CEOs makes hundreds or thousands of times more than workers. That is one aspect of income inequality. And it's easily explained: The Fed's inflation policies, bank bailouts, Fractional Reserve Lending, and crony capitalism are to blame.

Night Watch | March 14, 2014

Based on separate reports from Russian and Ukrainian sources, a significant buildup of Russian conventional forces opposite the northeastern border of Ukraine is taking place. The location is far from Crimea. This is not exercise preparation.

Nick Sorrentino | March 14, 2014

Those Chevy plants are full of UAW workers who hold a lot of political sway. It’s why their pensions were bailed out by the taxpayers back in 2009. Many people think the GM implosion just came out of nowhere. Well... It didn’t.

Ransom Notes Radio | March 14, 2014

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a President that knew anything about economics? Heck… Even a basic understanding of job creation would be nice. Economist Mark Skousen joined the show to talk about why Obamanomics continue to drive this recovery into the ground.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 14, 2014

I wish there was a magic wand that somebody could wave and all of us would have more money. Or maybe Santa Claus could play that role, or some version of the Tooth Fairy. Unfortunately, we don’t live in this fantasy world.

Charles Payne | March 14, 2014

I know this has looked like a dull week in the market with very light volume and little news, but beneath the surface an important tug-o-war is going on. The post-jobs report period is a prime time for market moves.

Peter Morici | March 14, 2014

The latest polls indicate a weak economy continues to drag down President Obama’s job approval rating, but those hardly guarantee any big changes in Washington. Americans may want more jobs and better wages but they also support many of the president’s specific policies.

Thu, Mar 13, 2014

Michael Brickman | March 13, 2014

For months, some conservatives have been raising questions about the Common Core State Standards—some valid, some not. Several concerns relate to the process officials used to develop and adopt the standards.

Rich Galen | March 13, 2014

When I first came to Our Nation's Capital in 1977, Democrats held a 292-143 edge in the U.S. House - an astonishing 149 seat majority.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 13, 2014

Almost two decades ago, heartbroken and single, I wrote out a list that described the man of my dreams. Less than two years later, my husband and I married, proving that dreams do indeed come true (yes, he met and even exceeded all criterion).

Victor Davis Hanson | March 13, 2014

What would a president do if he were furious over criticism, or felt that his noble aims justified most means of attaining them? Answer that by comparing the behavior of Richard Nixon to that of an increasingly similar Barack Obama.

Derek Hunter | March 13, 2014

Monday night in the U.S. Senate, something historic happened. Democrats took to the floor and demanded…um…nothing, really. And they weren’t going to leave until…they felt like it, I guess. That was the gist of the PR stunt known as “#Up4Climate” on Twitter.

Larry Elder | March 13, 2014

When blacks gave 80 percent of their vote to the Democratic Party in 1964, black activist Malcolm X called them "political chumps."

Jeff Jacoby | March 13, 2014

NEARLY NINE years have elapsed since the US Supreme Court, in one of its most notorious rulings, decided that seven homeowners in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood of New London, Conn., had no property rights which City Hall was bound to respect.

Judge Andrew Napolitano | March 13, 2014

The government is caught up in another scandal in which federal agents have been accused of hacking into one another's computers. When the CIA was established in 1947, Congress and President Truman were concerned that it might not confine itself to spying.

John Ransom | March 13, 2014

I know you’re shocked: The government is sending money to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac so that the government can get the money back that they sent them originally. But, yeah. This is Obama. Kind of like Enron, only immune from prosecution.

Cal Thomas | March 13, 2014

One of the world's biggest Type A personalities, Huffington, who launched The Huffington Post in 2005 and whose picture appears alongside celebrities, politicians and business icons, is now asking a question popularized in an old song by the late Peggy Lee: "Is that all there is?"

Debra J. Saunders | March 13, 2014

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein "reluctantly" accused the CIA on Tuesday of spying on her committee.

Matt Towery | March 13, 2014

Alex Sink was the dream candidate for Democrats in a special Congressional election set in a swing district in Florida.

Steve Chapman | March 13, 2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a stalwart ally of the nation's intelligence agencies, says she is appalled to learn they have been spying on her committee, ignoring federal law and possibly trampling on the Constitution in a heavy-handed targeting of innocent people.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 13, 2014

From time to time, I put down my duties of writing about politics and other human follies and pick up a book, often a book of poetry, often by W. B. Yeats. The other night I read Yeats' poem "The Fiddler of Dooney." It is a little masterpiece, but then Yeats wrote so many masterpieces.

Rebecca Hagelin | March 13, 2014

Even if you weren’t one of the 28.2 million Americans watching the 2014 Grammys last month, you probably caught wind of the controversy over Beyoncé’s raunchy performance of her song “Drunk in Love,” featuring her husband Jay-Z.

Christine Harbin Hanson | March 13, 2014

Actions speak louder than words, and Congress’ actions over 113th session demonstrate a bipartisan unwillingness to get runaway federal spending under control.

Cliff May | March 13, 2014

Strengthening America is the best revenge.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 13, 2014

When I first started working on fiscal policy in the 1980s, I never thought I would consider Sweden any sort of role model. But Sweden suffered a severe economic shock in the early 1990s and policy makers were forced to rethink big government

John Kass | March 13, 2014

It's clear that Americans are irritated by some of our annoying, stupid, idiotic laws. Like the law in Galesburg, Ill., that makes it illegal to burn bird feathers within city limits. And one in Fort Thomas, Ky., that prohibits house pets from "molesting" passing cars. There are laws for this and laws for that, but the problem is that what's annoying to you might not be annoying to your neighbor.

Ransom Notes Radio | March 13, 2014

Amazon.com and other large online retailers are engaging in classic crony-capitalism as they help push for an internet sales tax. With an army of lawyers and tax attorneys, the big guys won’t be hurt… The tax seems to be more about squeezing competition out of the market, than making the playing field level.

Mike Shedlock | March 13, 2014

Wall Street has officially embraced bitcoin. And why not? Wall Street can scalp fractions of bitcoins just as easily as fractions of pennies.

Charles Payne | March 13, 2014

In the game of life, those in the public eye of judgment have found it necessary to affect outcomes by establishing expectations. In that position, it doesn't take long to figure out that the success is not measured by actual results or output, but output versus expectations.

Political Calculations | March 13, 2014

Did you know that the Great Recession ended for Americans Age 25 and older in February 2014? If we're to believe the latest employment situation report, it did.

Charlotte Hays | March 13, 2014

Although the Rutgers University faculty and students are rising as one to try to block her from delivering the commencement address this spring, Condoleezza Rice is able to ignore such minor ignominies and concentrate instead on something that really, really matters: banning the perfectly good English word bossy.

Nicholas Vardy | March 13, 2014

The idea of having an index-linked, mainstream market-beating strategy that does not rely on the brilliance of a Warren Buffett or a Carl Icahn -- all for the relatively low fees of an ETF -- has to be one the best deals in the world of investment.

Night Watch | March 13, 2014

The trend in Russian media appears to justify, if not encourage, Russia in sending troops to protect other districts of Ukraine, in addition to Crimea.

Wed, Mar 12, 2014

Ann Coulter | March 12, 2014

When I wrote a book about mobs and group-think a few years ago, I could honestly say that mob behavior existed exclusively on the left in America -- unless you count Oakland Raiders tailgate parties, which I do not.

Jerry Newcombe | March 12, 2014

We live in a time of the anti-hero. Too often, the good guys are the bad guys and vice versa. Celebrities are often held up as heroes, until we learn too much about them.

Ben Shapiro | March 12, 2014

For years, conservatives have puzzled over President Barack Obama's continued personal popularity in the face of his dramatically uninspiring performance as commander-in-chief.

Hugh Hewitt | March 12, 2014

When Chairman Randy Frelinghuysen of New Jersey open's Thursday's hearing of the Subcommittee on Defense of the House Committee on Appropriations, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping will very much be in the room.

Todd Starnes | March 12, 2014

The Air Force Academy removed a Bible verse posted on a cadet's whiteboard after it determined the posting had offended other cadets, a spokesman for the academy said.

Michelle Malkin | March 12, 2014

Back in September, our family received an Obamacare-induced health insurance death notice. We joined millions of other Americans whose individual market health plans died after Democrats lied about our ability to keep the plans and doctors we liked.

John Stossel | March 12, 2014

You've probably heard that Democratic Party leaders decided that a way to win votes this November is to shout loudly that Republicans wage "war on women." Politico calls this a "proven, persuasive argument."

Walter E. Williams | March 12, 2014

What kind of rules should govern our lives? I'd argue that the best rules are those that we'd be satisfied with if our very worst enemy were in charge of decision-making. The foundation for such rules was laid out by my mother. Let's look at it.

Dr. Ben Carson | March 12, 2014

As a teenager, I began a new lifelong routine of starting and ending each day reading from the book of Proverbs, which, of course, was written by Solomon, a very wise man. Interestingly, my parents gave me the middle name of Solomon -- not that I claim even a modicum of his wisdom.

Brent Bozell | March 12, 2014

After months of pressing the CBS News brass to get out of her contract, reporter Sharyl Attkisson was finally granted her request. While that is good for her, it ought to underline how CBS has abandoned hard-hitting reporting in the Obama era.

Jonah Goldberg | March 12, 2014

It's on! Ostensible allies for the last couple years, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have commenced the battle for the unofficial title of conservative front-runner.

John Ransom | March 12, 2014

Anytime a Democrat cites separation of powers AND the Constitution in the same sentence, you know we are Through the Looking Glass.

Bob Barr | March 12, 2014

When asked to relate the results of the Constitutional Convention of 1789 to a citizen as he left Independence Hall, Benjamin Franklin is reported to have replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” As the annual Conservative Political Action Conference ended last weekend, one might reply similarly to an observer that the future of the GOP is bright, if we can keep it.

Wayne Allyn Root | March 12, 2014

Have you seen Obama’s poll numbers? They are among the lowest in history. As of last week, Obama’s approval rating is at 38%. That’s just barely above Richard Nixon. But that's not the big story here.

Terry Jeffrey | March 12, 2014

Will America be a better and freer country three decades from now if the children who turn four in this decade spend most of their waking hours with members of a government teachers union rather than with their moms?

Austin Bay | March 12, 2014

What began as a local Austin, Texas, celebration of live music and slacker chic has become emblematic of a global phenomenon: individual economic innovators, open-minded marketing professionals and individual investors connecting poly-digitally to kick start wealth creation.

Paul Greenberg | March 12, 2014

Mark Pryor (Very D-Ark.) is this state's senior senator, and he should be thanked for making the choice in this fall's election for the U.S. Senate here in Arkansas more than crystal clear.

Rachel Marsden | March 12, 2014

America's decreasing influence in the Middle East and Eurasia might be the result of deliberate strategic policy. Or it's simply ineptitude -- in which case it's infinitely better for indecisive paralysis to prevail over uninformed proactivity. Either way, it's not a bad thing.

Donald Lambro | March 12, 2014

The federal government has grown obscenely fat over the years, and under President Obama it's gotten much fatter, eating into our economy and the very foundations that made America great.

Jacob Sullum | March 12, 2014

Next Sunday the people of Crimea are scheduled to vote on whether to secede from Ukraine and become part of Russia. President Obama says the referendum is illegitimate because it violates the Ukrainian constitution.

Mike Shedlock | March 12, 2014

The loss in employment in the core 25-54 age group is a whopping 5,183,000. Factoring in the decline in population, that is an excess job loss of 4,076,000!

Douglas MacKinnon | March 12, 2014

During the 2012 presidential election, 71% of Hispanic-American voters supported Obama over Mitt Romney. They are now having buyer's remorse because they believe he is stabbing them in the back by doing his job as a responsible American and president. They should cut him some slack and take him at his word when he stresses that he is not acting in the best interest of our nation.

John Kass | March 12, 2014

Not every child can be saved. Not every kid who grows up broken can be steered away from bad choices by caring adults toward some new life, one with a purpose. But Valerie Groth, a veteran Chicago Public Schools social worker at New Sullivan Elementary School on the South Side, believed she had found that boy.

John Browne | March 12, 2014

For those investors who have grown used to the relatively minor geo-political crises of the past few years, the developing situation in the Ukraine and the Crimea must come as an unexpected communiqué from the early 20th Century.

Charles Payne | March 12, 2014

Over the next few weeks, there will be a couple of birthdays which will resonate in California, big time. Harvey Weinstein will celebrate his 62nd birthday on March 19, and the "Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act" (JOBS Act) will mark its second year the first day of April.

Bill Tatro | March 12, 2014

In the middle of an International crisis, the President (U.S. that is) drew the line in the sand and finally, finally, decided to back up his words with actions... No matter what turmoil is engulfing the world our President will not be deterred from a couple of rounds of golf.

Robert Knight | March 12, 2014

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) says in a new report that the light-rail “Purple Line” expanding Washington, D.C.’s rail system into the Maryland suburbs will cost a billion dollars more than originally estimated.

Chris Versace | March 12, 2014

The Internet has led to many revolutions over the last few years and that’s particularly true in how we communicate and collaborate. It’s also shattered existing business models — just ask Barnes & Noble, Circuit City and practically any print newspaper you can still find.

Peter Morici | March 12, 2014

The bull market just marked its fifth anniversary—middle-aged by historical standards but not dead yet. Money managers have valid concerns, but those should be measured against changes in the national and global economies.

Tom Purcell | March 12, 2014

Get this: Old-fashioned baby names are beginning to make a comeback. That was the finding of BabyCenter, a digital resource for parenting and pregnancy, which released the top 100 baby names for 2013.

Erica Wanis | March 12, 2014

The Lenten season is upon us once more, and like many Christians, in an attempt to honor God's faithfulness to his Church and in the hopes of deepening my own faith I have decided to engage in a fast of sorts.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 12, 2014

Regular readers may have noticed that I generally say that advocates of big government are “statists.” I could call them “liberals,” but I don’t like that using that term since the early advocates of economic and personal liberty were “classical liberals” such as Adam Smith, John Locke, and Jean-Baptiste Say.

Ransom Notes Radio | March 12, 2014

Jimmy Carter 2.0? Or is it Jimmy Carter times 2? Or is President Obama pretty much a gift to Carter’s legacy? John also talks with Charles Payne, from Fox Business, about the growing Federal Reserve balance sheet. (You heard about Fannie Mae paying back its bailout money? Where do you think it got the money to pay back?)

Michael Schaus | March 12, 2014

I think a leashed tiger is a reasonable alternative to armed self-protection. There’s nothing like black-and-orange-carnivorous-rage on the end of a leash to give you that warm-fuzzy feeling of self-protection. Besides, arming yourself with a concealed feline is less felonious than arming yourself with a Smith & Wesson.

Night Watch | March 12, 2014

Taliban leaders warned Afghans against voting in presidential elections on 5 April. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement emailed to media that the group also had instructed clerics across the country to spread the word that the election is "an American conspiracy."

Ashley Pratte | March 12, 2014

Clocks were not the only thing springing ahead this weekend, young conservatives showed their eagerness to restore conservatism and the ideals of limited government and fiscal responsibility. This past weekend thousands of young conservatives descended upon the Washington, DC area for CPAC. Enthusiasm and energy ran high among the crowd throughout the conference showing millennials’ desperation for real hope and change—longing for Obama’s last day in office.

Tue, Mar 11, 2014

Herb London | March 11, 2014

In many respects, Turkey today is an exemplar of the Middle East as a whole -- a nation divided by geography, religious loyalties and politics.

Todd Starnes | March 11, 2014

Matthew Morgan was crumpled on the pavement lying in a pool of blood. Bones had torn through his flesh. His left foot was nearly severed. As he lapsed into and out of consciousness, a jarring thought crossed the Baptist preacher’s mind: he no longer had health insurance.

David Williams | March 11, 2014

Like the furry critters in Whac-A-Mole, the consequences of Obamacare keep popping up and rearing their ugly heads.

Michael Schaus | March 11, 2014

Unions have asked the NLRB to reconsider their failed attempt to unionize Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga, because… Well because they think it was unfair that anti-union voices were allowed to make their case to VW workers. In other words: the UAW feels they were unfairly outgunned by free-speech.

Thomas Sowell | March 11, 2014

If anyone wanted to pick a time and place where the political left's avowed concern for minorities was definitively exposed as a fraud, it would be now -- and the place would be New York City, where far left Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched an attack on charter schools, cutting their funding, among other things.

Chuck Norris | March 11, 2014

In the first two parts of this series, I explained the comparative dangers and health risks of alcohol and marijuana. To elevate one over the other is like saying a plain doughnut isn't so bad as a glazed one.

Michael Barone | March 11, 2014

Last month, Barack Obama traveled to snowy St. Paul, Minn., the same place where in the sunnier days of June 2008 he predicted that his clinching of the Democratic presidential nomination would be remembered as "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and the earth began to heal."

David Limbaugh | March 11, 2014

How I pray we don't get so numb to the endless nightmarish stories of Obamacare that we become fatalistic and resigned to its continued existence. As an antidote to that, I submit another update.

John Ransom | March 11, 2014

Obama no doubt would reject any advice given out of hand. John McCain says he's the smartest guy in the room. I'll observe that that's not hard in D.C.

Mona Charen | March 11, 2014

Just try to envision the scene: A newly elected Republican mayor of a large American city takes steps to close down some of the best schools serving an almost exclusively minority population. You know how it would go.

Cal Thomas | March 11, 2014

The first "people" I recognized on arriving at last week's Conservative Political Action Committee gathering just outside Washington were two "stormtroopers" and a Wookiee from the 1977 film "Star Wars."

Dennis Prager | March 11, 2014

I am writing this column from Cameroon during my sixth trip to Africa. Having travelled to some 20 African countries, I find myself, like so many other visitors to Africa before me, intoxicated with the continent.

Pat Buchanan | March 11, 2014

Though Barack Obama is widely regarded as a weak president, is the new world disorder really all his fault?

Debra J. Saunders | March 11, 2014

"It is time to give America a raise," President Barack Obama proclaimed in support of his proposal to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2016.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 11, 2014

The United States is at "a constitutional tipping point" and "in the midst of a constitutional crisis." Has President Barack Obama unilaterally overturned the constitutional framework of three branches that is the basis of our unique and successful system of self-government?

Susan Stamper Brown | March 11, 2014

During the March 5, 2014 House Oversight Committee hearing, former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment...again. If it were not for being a part of the most "transparent" administration, one might think she had something to hide.

Bill Murchison | March 11, 2014

"Stand with Rand" -- a nice, snappy exhortation for sure; comparable, in rhythm and energy, to "I Like Ike."

Armstrong Williams | March 11, 2014

For those young Americans who are unemployed, an increase in the minimum wage is a disaster. The first step on the proverbial economic ladder would be chopped off, trapping those young, low skilled Americans in poverty. Instead of hiring low skilled individuals, businesses would speed up investment in technology as seen by an increase in self-checkout machines at your local grocery store.

Ransom Notes Radio | March 11, 2014

Apparently the economy was really banking on global warming, and recent snow storms have thrown everything for a loop. That must be it… After all, nothing bad is ever the fault of the Obama Administration. (Winter storm “George W. Bush” is the real culprit, right?)

Phil Kerpen | March 11, 2014

In a logical world, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would be looking for ways to make the PPACA exchanges look more like Part D. Unfortunately, they are doing precisely the opposite. On January 10, 2014, CMS proposed a rule making major changes in the market structure of Part D that will significantly reduce choice and competition.

Night Watch | March 11, 2014

On Friday, the Kingdom issued a royal decree that designates the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. The royal decree also criminalized membership plus supporting and sympathizing with the terrorists "through speech or writing."

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 11, 2014

The United States is supposed to be enjoying a recovery. Indeed, we’re now supposedly in the fifth year of an expanding economy. Many Americans must wonder why it doesn’t feel that way.

Rob Schwarzwalder | March 11, 2014

At the end of the classic film, “The Bridge Over the River Kwai,” the prison camp’s doctor surveys the scenes of death and destruction surrounding him.

Charles Payne | March 11, 2014

Have you heard...Fannie Mae paid back more in dividends to Treasury than it took in as bailout money, and while this was happening, the shares of Fannie Mae were up 1,700% this past year? Officially, management points to increases in housing prices, lower defaults, and greater mortgage demand. But...

Mike Shedlock | March 11, 2014

This is part of the overall culture of greed and arrogance fostered by central banks globally. No matter what the "too big to fail" banks do they are bailed out at taxpayer expense every time they get into trouble.

Ralph Benko | March 11, 2014

This columnist is a Tea Party Patriot, right wing conspirator, Republican Party loyalist, and Obama opponent. It is with some trepidation, therefore, that he points out something that, if noticed by the Democrats, might be used to avert the onrushing Democratic Party rout.

Dave Ramsey | March 11, 2014

Just because it’s family doesn’t make it jump over onto your plate! Let me say it again: You don’t inherit debt. Don’t let creditors, or anyone else, tell you differently.

Kristan Hawkins | March 11, 2014

Even though the majority of our nation and our generation is pro-life, many high school and college administrations still treat those with pro-life views as second class citizens, acting as if we should just be grateful when they let us host a speaker or put up a flyer they have tried to censor.

Tom Purcell | March 11, 2014

It was on St. Patrick's Day 1988 when an unexpected visitor arrived at Pat Troy's Irish pub in Alexandria, Va -- President Ronald Reagan.

Mon, Mar 10, 2014

Mark Nuckols | March 10, 2014

“Maidan” means public square in Ukrainian, it was on Independence Square in Kiev where the thuggish and corrupt regime of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown.

Rich Galen | March 10, 2014

Can we take a day off from Ukraine and CPAC and missing airliners to celebrate something very special? It's the need for most of us to want to learn new things; and for being blessed by having a few people who know about those things and, more important, know how to explain them to the rest of us.

Daniel Pipes | March 10, 2014

How does Islam shape the way Muslims live? The religion's formal requirements are the narrow base for a far wider structure of patterns that extend the formal rules of Islam, stretching them in unexpected and unplanned ways.

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

Growing up “on the wrong side of the tracks” in Cincinnati, I experienced some of the racial crimes committed – blacks on whites; whites on blacks. But what was most concerning were the heinous acts of violence that involved black perpetrators on black victims, especially involving black men.

Kurt Schlichter | March 10, 2014

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is a little like the Star Wars cantina scene, except with more panels on municipal service privatization initiatives. Actually, this year it was literally like the Star Wars cantina scene – there were a bunch of conservatives dressed as Star Wars characters for some reason.

Star Parker | March 10, 2014

It’s with mixed reviews that the Tea Party is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its emergence onto the nation’s political scene.

Mike Adams | March 10, 2014

Last Friday I was sitting in my office with a couple of students. We were going over an exam and talking about the schedule for the rest of the semester. While we were talking, I got an unexpected email from another professor.

Cathy Reisenwitz | March 10, 2014

Recently, two seemingly unrelated things happened in the so-called “payday lending” world.

John Ransom | March 10, 2014

Josef Stalin, who did fight the Cold War, would recognize Putin’s gambit and applaud it more than he would approve of anything Lenin or Marx said about it.

Terry Paulson | March 10, 2014

?Viktor Frankl, holocaust survivor and author of Man's Search for Meaning, once observed: “Freedom is in danger of degenerating into mere arbitrariness unless it is lived in terms of responsibleness. That is why I recommend that the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast.” Liberty and responsibility are both critical in preserving our republic, but the chances of America, much less California, allowing such a tribute to personal responsibility to be erected seems little to none.

Rachel Alexander | March 10, 2014

The latest gun control law in Connecticut has crossed a very frightening line.

Michael Brown | March 10, 2014

What do you do when you have no confidence that the party that holds to many of your core values will actually stand up for those values if put back in power?

Marita Noon | March 10, 2014

Reid needs to keep the ruse alive because he is connected to more than $3 billion in Energy Department green-energy deals that helped him get reelected in 2010

Morgan Brittany | March 10, 2014

At least 64 times, public-assistance benefits were accessed at businesses selling marijuana. A total of $5,475 in public benefits was withdrawn at ATMs in establishments that sell pot.

Political Calculations | March 10, 2014

At present, we would describe the U.S. economy as experiencing a microrecession, where there is some economic contraction underway that is too limited in severity, scope or duration to fully qualify as a recession by to the standards of the National Bureau of Economic Research

Shawn Mitchell | March 10, 2014

Here's what concerns me. A man whose policies have proved so disastrous, whose direction is rejected by 60% of Americans, shows no sign of slowing down. Zero. And we're talking about Obama here, not Putin.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 10, 2014

We like to make fun Keynesians. Paul Krugman, for example, stated a couple of years ago that it would be good for growth if everyone thought the world was going to be attacked by aliens because that would trigger massive military outlays.

Mike Shedlock | March 10, 2014

The takeover of Crimea by Russia is nearly complete. All that remains is the final vote on March 16. There would not be a vote if the outcome was uncertain.

Sun, Mar 09, 2014

Jeff Jacoby | March 09, 2014

Investor Tim Draper loves California so much that he thinks there should be six of them.

Matt Barber | March 09, 2014

The question is not, “Is America falling?” but, rather, “Why is America falling?”

Michael Schaus | March 09, 2014

Here’s your Orwellian Phrase for the Week: "Individual shared responsibility payment." Yeah… Go ahead and try to wrap your brain around that amalgamation of contradictory concepts. Apparently the phrase is the IRS’s fancy (new) term for the Obamacare Mandate tax.

Derek Hunter | March 09, 2014

It’s over. The 50th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference has ended, and it was everything I’d hoped and feared it would be. Once again, it wasn’t far from being great. I just wish it were.

John Ransom | March 09, 2014

The period; capitalization; complete sentences; spell check. These and many other innovations have been brought to you over the last 7,000 years of literary history sponsored in part by Halliburton. Liberals should try them.

Debra J. Saunders | March 09, 2014

Former IRS official Lois Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right Wednesday not to incriminate herself when she testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the IRS targeting of tea party groups.

Bruce Bialosky | March 09, 2014

When analyzing some governments, it becomes easy to see why they are failures. Venezuela is one that comes to mind.

Paul Jacob | March 09, 2014

Van Jones, the president’s controversial former green jobs czar, who once proclaimed himself a “communist,” must have been struck by lightning last week en route to taping ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”

Steve Chapman | March 09, 2014

In 1980, after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter came up with a way to retaliate: stopping grain sales to Moscow. The boycott, said Commerce Secretary Philip Klutznick, would prove to the world that "aggression is costly" and induce the Soviets to "halt their aggression."

Political Calculations | March 09, 2014

The Federal Reserve believes it can safely taper its QE program's purchases of U.S. Treasuries and Mortgage-Backed Securities, since the economy would appear to be more capable of generating the growth needed to offset the negative effects of the fiscal drags upon it.

Mike Shedlock | March 09, 2014

Two day ago, Newsweek unmasked Satoshi Nakamoto, The Face Behind Bitcoin. It's a fascinating article, and one well worth a look.

Nick Sorrentino | March 09, 2014

In a big to do with many of the Spanish speaking TV networks the president explained to a crowd that illegal immigrants do not need to worry about being deported if they sign up for Obamacare.

Hunter Lewis | March 09, 2014

Judging from this remarkably backhanded compliment, it is possible that the president actually regards charities as competitors of government.

Daniel J. Mitchell | March 09, 2014

If you look at the Census Bureau’s data on median household income (adjusted for inflation), you’ll see that the median American is earning less during the Obama years.

Michael Youssef | March 09, 2014

A segment of the American public must be yelling expletives whenever the results of our apparently incoherent foreign policy show up on their TV screens.

Mark Baisley | March 09, 2014

Not everyone thinks that Sarah Palin is an idiot. Try to get your head around this one: In every measurable way, Sarah Palin is immensely brighter than Barack Obama. She knows how to pronounce corps, how to spell R-E-S-P-E-C-T and how many states there are.