Sat, Mar 29, 2014

Paul Driessen | March 29, 2014

The Obama Environmental Protection Agency recently slashed the maximum allowable sulfur content in gasoline from 30 parts per million to 10 ppm.

John Hawkins | March 29, 2014

Racism used to mean hating someone because of his race. No more.

Todd Starnes | March 29, 2014

My beef is with Christian leaders trying to guilt trip us into going to see the film. It's as if we have some sort of moral obligation to throw our good money at a movie that makes a mockery of the Bible.

Debra J. Saunders | March 29, 2014

On Thursday, facing charges of scheming to defraud citizens of his honest services, Yee announced he was ending his campaign for secretary of state.

John Ransom | March 29, 2014

While the doomsday date for the final destruction of mankind due to global warming gets pushed back farther and farther, I’m wondering if any of these WeatherNazis actually understand human history.

Ed Feulner | March 29, 2014

When some people hear that the president has proposed a new federally funded pre-school program, they might think, “Great idea. It’s about time!” But they’d say this, surely, because they’re unaware that Washington is already running pre-school programs.

Hank Adler | March 29, 2014

There is a certain irony that Judge Roberts who determined, incorrectly in my opinion, that the Affordable Care Act penalties were a tax, never entered the Hobby Lobby discussion with respect to the real world cash implications of the ACA penalty being a tax.

Rich Tucker | March 29, 2014

Hey you. Yea, you, running a business. Or opening a franchise. Or preparing to retire after a lifetime of hard work. Mike Konczal has a message for you: Stop congratulating yourself and accept the fact that all your success is only possible because you’ve got a massive, federal welfare state backstopping you every step of the way.

Jeff Crouere | March 29, 2014

The arbiters of race relations believe that no person of color should dare possess an independent thought or take a contrarian position. Thus, all African Americans must believe in the Democratic Party and liberalism.

Steve Deace | March 29, 2014

The first of my 10 commandments of political warfare. Stop supporting those who claim to be on your side but keep scoring goals for the other team.

Ransom Notes Radio | March 29, 2014

Well… Actually the question is rhetorical. Reid apparently “gifted” his granddaughter $31,000 from his campaign funds. Oh, and he lied about calling average Americans liars (which was also a lie). Also, Ambassador from the great Republic of Texas, Kevin Brady, joined the program to talk some inside-baseball about Capitol Hill.

Night Watch | March 29, 2014

The swings in North Korea's foreign policy bespeak immature moodiness, rather than carefully crafted policy.

Larry Provost | March 29, 2014

Leftists have sunk to a new low. They typically try to cut defense spending before and after wars. Now they are cutting defense spending during war.

Jerry Rogers | March 29, 2014

After blasting the deep-seeded cronyism of the Obama Administration for six years, a number of Republicans have decided to partake in some cronyism of their own.

Fri, Mar 28, 2014

Donald Lambro | March 28, 2014

The news media was ecstatic when the government said in January that the economy grew by 3.2 percent in the last three months of 2013. It was convincing proof, they said on the nightly news, that the economy had finally recovered from its chronic lethargy.

Diana West | March 28, 2014

It may surprise some Americans to learn that almost one-quarter of the people living in Switzerland are foreigners. Even so, just over 50 percent voted last month to cap immigration, which, unchecked, could leave indigenous Swiss a minority in 50 years. Newsweek's headline over the story was typical: "Switzerland's Sudden Fear of Immigrants."

Humberto Fontova | March 28, 2014

?“Everyone knows that the Cubans control (Venezuela’s) military intelligence and police intelligence. They control the coordination of the armed forces.” Such convictions are held by critics in both countries (Venezuela and Cuba) although they offer little hard evidence to back their suspicions.” (Victoria Burnett and William Neuman, The New York Times, March, 2014.)

Michael Schaus | March 28, 2014

An anti-gun liberal talk-show host wants to shoot NRA board members, because they are fighting for “guns everywhere”… Guns everywhere? Is there such a place? And if so: What are the home values like nowadays?

Michelle Malkin | March 28, 2014

Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.)

Brent Bozell | March 28, 2014

Politico reported something interesting before President Barack Obama met with Pope Francis: "The visit is a rare chance for Obama to associate himself with a world leader whose cool factor far outweighs his own."

Michael Barone | March 28, 2014

"This is my last election," President Obama said in words caught on an open mic. "After my election, I have more flexibility."

Mike Adams | March 28, 2014

Today, I write with some good news some of you may have already heard. On March 20, in Greenville, N.C., a federal jury unanimously sided with me in my claims that the University of North Carolina–Wilmington (UNCW) violated federal law in a 2006 promotion decision.

Jonah Goldberg | March 28, 2014

Leland Yee, a Democratic state senator and candidate for secretary of state in California, has been a longtime champion of gun control. This week he was arrested on numerous charges, including conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and conspiracy to illegally transport firearms.

David Limbaugh | March 28, 2014

Pollster Celinda Lake's advice to fellow Democrats to take a midway position in the 2014 congressional campaigns is flawed because it can't be sold as honest.

Mona Charen | March 28, 2014

In the Netherlands this week, President Barack Obama confessed a fear: "I continue to be much more concerned, when it comes to our security, with the prospect of a nuclear weapon going off in Manhattan."

Ken Blackwell | March 28, 2014

Recently, I was a panelist on MSNBC. The topic was same sex marriage. A fellow panelist called for a Marriage Spring. We know what that means. Or we think we do.

Pat Buchanan | March 28, 2014

As the old saying goes, you cannot truly understand a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes.

Suzanne Fields | March 28, 2014

Beware the trends in child rearing. Newton might revise his second law of thermodynamics: In every theory of what's best for the child, there's likely to be its equal and opposite theory.

Jeff Jacoby | March 28, 2014

In September 2010, six months after signing the Affordable Care Act and just weeks before his party's massive losses in the midterm elections, President Obama wondered whether the law's unpopularity might be due to a communication failure on his part.

Scottie Hughes | March 28, 2014

In Casablanca, Captain Renault feigns surprise by famously declaring, “I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!” Moments later, a croupier hands Renault a pile of money, saying, “Your winnings, sir.”

John Ransom | March 28, 2014

At what point do liberals get tired of defending bad policy, poor implementation and sloppy intellectualism when the only weapon, it seems, that their Democrat leaders have is buffoonery?

Linda Chavez | March 28, 2014

A controversial ruling by the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board this week gives college football players the right to form a union.

Arina Grossu | March 28, 2014

From March 10-21, 2014 the United Nations held its 58th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at its headquarters in New York. I both spoke and observed, and what I saw was troubling

Ransom Notes Radio | March 28, 2014

Obama must know his popularity is plummeting when Euro-socialists begin applauding him less than Tea Party members. Of course Obamacare is his biggest blunder stateside – But Michael Cannon, with Cato, has a way of dismantling the bureaucratic monstrosity that few people have discussed.

Mark W. Hendrickson | March 28, 2014

Is God a Democrat? A Republican? Was Jesus a conservative, liberal, socialist, or libertarian? Those are jarring questions. Yet, because faith informs one’s values and values inform one’s political leanings, it is understandable why religion and politics often intersect and overlap.

Charlotte Hays | March 28, 2014

While Michelle Obama was communing with the Terracotta Army from the Tang Dynasty on her most recent taxpayer-funded spring break in China, Reid Cherlin, a former White House press aide, was blowing the whistle in the New Republic on what an overbearing control freak Mrs. Obama is.

Shawn Mitchell | March 28, 2014

Every Hollywood vehicle that suggests America is evil bombs at the box office. Every movie that finds the good in our society is profitable.

Peter Morici | March 28, 2014

Throughout 2013, higher taxes on all income classes—President Obama’s levies on the wealthy, higher local taxes on the middle class, and reinstatement of social security taxes on lower income workers—depressed consumer spending.

Night Watch | March 28, 2014

German firms have been working behind the scenes all month to maintain Russian economic ties.

Thu, Mar 27, 2014

Todd Starnes | March 27, 2014

I was in the mood for a ham sandwich the other day so I walked around the corner to my neighborhood market to pick up some provisions.

Robert Spencer | March 27, 2014

Could anything prevent an American plane suffering the same mysterious fate as Malaysian Airlines flight MH370?

Charlie Kirk | March 27, 2014

On Wednesday the Chicago Region of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) approved the request of 28 players from Northwestern University to form a union for college athletes. The NLRB found that the University in contesting the filing failed to meet the burden of justifying its decision to deny its football players employee status. In finding this, the NLRB applied the common law “right to control” test, which considers what level of control an employer has over an alleged employee under a variety of factors.

Rich Galen | March 27, 2014

President Barack Obama is now officially a boat anchor hanging around the necks of Democrats running for public office from east to west; from north to south and, if there is another dimension - like The Cloud - he's a hindrance there, too.

Cliff May | March 27, 2014

Russia’s Vladimir Putin, seething over the collapse of the Soviet Empire, wants to become the hegemon of Eurasia — at least. Iran’s Ali Khamenei, outraged by the decline of Islamic power, wants to become the hegemon of the Middle East — at a minimum.

Michael Brown | March 27, 2014

In the spirit of forgiveness that God Himself extended to us through Jesus, I believe we should accept World Vision’s statement of repentance with graciousness and offer their leadership the forgiveness they requested, commending them for their contrition.

Rebecca Hagelin | March 27, 2014

The dishwasher is broken again. Your to-do list is growing. The bills need to be paid, the kids need this and that, your work deadline is fast approaching and you’re in desperate need of a good night’s sleep. Life is a constant battle for your attention.

Michael Schaus | March 27, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago has decided that college athletes – who are getting a subsidized education and a shot at a multi-million dollar career – have the right to unionize as employees of the university they attend.

Victor Davis Hanson | March 27, 2014

Transparency and truth are the fuels that run sophisticated civilizations. Without them, the state grinds to a halt. Lack of trust -- not barbarians on the frontier, global warming or cooling, or even epidemics -- doomed civilizations of the past, from imperial Rome to the former Soviet Union.

Derek Hunter | March 27, 2014

The world is on the verge of coming to an end. No, not because of Russia’s aggression or Jihadists getting a nuclear weapon, but because the Supreme Court could rule that owners of companies cannot be ordered to violate their deeply held religious beliefs. Yes, society has sunk this low.

Larry Elder | March 27, 2014

The Los Angeles City Council asked Mickey Kantor, President Clinton's ex-secretary of commerce, to head a commission to assess the shape of American's second largest city. The report pulled few punches. Los Angeles, said the report, "suffers from a crisis in leadership and direction." L.A., it says, risks becoming "a city in decline."

Judge Andrew Napolitano | March 27, 2014

Except for the definition and mechanism of proving treason, no area of the Constitution addressing the rights of all persons when the government is pursuing them is more specific than the Fourth Amendment.

Michael Reagan | March 27, 2014

Come on guys, let’s start focusing on the important stuff like ObamaCare, Ukraine and winning the Senate. All this outrage in the conservative media about how much money it’s costing for Barack Obama’s trip to Belgium and for Michelle Obama’s travels to China is just a waste of time.

Cal Thomas | March 27, 2014

"Well, then," Jesus said, "give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God." (Mark 12:17 Living Paraphrase)

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | March 27, 2014

As a mother, I often dwell on my role and that of my husband in influencing our children. I also think about the roles their peers and their environment play in affecting their growth.

Matt Towery | March 27, 2014

For those who follow politicians, political pundits and the media, it seems as we head into the more intense portion of this election year, that a few aspects of the "game" we call politics and the coverage of it be exposed. So here is the truth about politics in 2014 and how it is reported, analyzed, twisted, contorted and created.

John Ransom | March 27, 2014

Don't get me wrong: Obama still has a problem of governance, but you can't work on basic shapes and colors until you get your numbers right.

Steve Chapman | March 27, 2014

Lawyers for Hobby Lobby this week urged the Supreme Court to let companies opt out of certain health insurance rules for religious reasons, and they have a good chance of success. If employers are allowed to refuse to provide coverage that pays for certain types of contraception, it will be a big victory for religious conservatives. Or will it?

Emmett Tyrrell | March 27, 2014

In August of 2008 at the Beijing Summer Olympics President George W. Bush had a talk with President Vladimir Putin. Georgia's anti-Moscow president, Mikheil Saakashvili, had been uttering provocative sonorities about Russia, so Russian troops marched into Georgia much as they are doing today in Crimea.

Paul Kengor | March 27, 2014

A rudderless Republican Party, afraid to assert itself in the face of a rising liberal/progressive onslaught. A confident Democratic Party in the White House, undermining the nation, its economy, and its foreign policy, with timid Republicans feckless in response.

Ransom Notes Radio | March 27, 2014

Another Delay? Actually… It would have been news if there weren’t any more delays. Yes, Obamacare is facing another “hiccup”. Nicholas Vardy also joined the program to explain his $25,000 bet against Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway.

Night Watch | March 27, 2014

It is likely that all anti-government groups have agreed on the need to disrupt the elections in April and are cooperating as Taliban. Yesterday's bombing was an act of terror that targeted campaign workers and the election apparatus itself.

Hector Barreto | March 27, 2014

After years of overreaching on contract negotiations and gouging businesses, union bosses are finally paying the price with both their power and membership diminishing. In the wake of the shifting landscape, some labor organizers are resorting to radical schemes to preserve a sense of relevancy.

Wed, Mar 26, 2014

Ann Coulter | March 26, 2014

I've been thrown off my health insurance -- THANKS, OBAMACARE! -- and have spent hours and hours over the past month trying to figure out my options now that the Democrats have made my old plan, which I liked, "illegal." (I prefer to think of my plan as "undocumented.")

Jerry Newcombe | March 26, 2014

There’s an old joke in Christian circles that goes like this: Someone had written in graffiti the famous quote from the 19th century atheist philosopher: “God is dead. Signed, Nietzsche.” Underneath it, someone else wrote: “Nietzsche is dead. Signed, God.”

John Nantz | March 26, 2014

The other day, I caught some breaking news on Fox. On March 18th, President Obama awarded 24 Medals of Honor to individuals who had been denied the honor due to racism. That’s all I needed to hear.

Ashley Pratte | March 26, 2014

Last night sources reported that the White House made the decision to extend Obamacare's March 31 enrollment deadline. This news didn't come as a shock to many since there have been so many delays, mistakes, and failures with this disastrous law and its rollout.

H. Leighton Steward | March 26, 2014

Recently almost 30 Democratic United States Senators stayed up all night taking turns delivering speeches about the importance of climate change and getting lowering the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere.

Michael Schaus | March 26, 2014

In fighting for expanded “reproductive rights”, the Sandra Flukes of the world routinely remind us that we’re talking about "their uterus"… Well, fine. But, if it’s "your uterus," then "you" should pay for keeping it baby-free.

Michelle Malkin | March 26, 2014

It's 9 a.m. on a weekday, and I'm at the Marisol Therapeutics pot shop. This is serious business. Security is tight. ID checks are frequent. Merchandise is strictly regulated, labeled, wrapped and controlled. The store is clean, bright and safe. The staffers are courteous and professional. Customers of all ages are here.

John Stossel | March 26, 2014

We're told government protects us, but protectors quickly become bullies. Take the Food and Drug Administration. It seems like the most helpful part of government: It supervises testing to make sure greedy drug companies don't sell us dangerous stuff.

Walter E. Williams | March 26, 2014

Some statements and arguments are so asinine that you'd have to be an academic or a leftist to take them seriously. Take the accusation that Republicans and conservatives are conducting a war on women.

Dr. Ben Carson | March 26, 2014

While the media have been focused on the missing Malaysian aircraft, massive alterations of the world's geopolitical terrain are underway simultaneously.

Brent Bozell | March 26, 2014

Obamacare is a fiasco.

Bob Barr | March 26, 2014

If Congress fails to step in and halt both the well-advanced erosion of Americans’ fundamental right to privacy and this ill-advised (and dangerous) move to surrender control of the Internet to other nations and international bodies such as the U.N., Internet freedom as we have come to know it, will effectively cease to exist.

Ben Shapiro | March 26, 2014

Few Americans have ever met their Congresspeople. They don't see them at the grocery store; they don't meet them at the bowling alley. They're more likely to see their representatives in photographs from the Daily Grill in Washington, D.C., than at a local town hall.

Terry Jeffrey | March 26, 2014

Question: Does the Obama administration claim the right to force Americans to cooperate in killing their own grandchildren? Answer: Yes.

Austin Bay | March 26, 2014

Here's the bottom line for our moment in time: Vladimir Putin's Smart Thuggery has exposed Barack Obama's Smart Diplomacy as a pompous mix of faculty lounge jive, utopian balderdash and reckless weakness.

John Ransom | March 26, 2014

Socialists figured out that they really couldn't dispense with religion. So now they've made one up. Don't believe me? As a Catholic, I can give you more scientific evidence that a virgin birth is possible than warmers can give that their computers models are accurate.

Donald Lambro | March 26, 2014

After two failed terms of a weak, job-challenged, sub-par growth economy, will Americans really elect another liberal Democratic administration for the next four to eight years? One that offers them pretty much the same policies of the previous eight years?

Rachel Marsden | March 26, 2014

Any analytical position that results in disagreement with Obama when Russian President Vladimir Putin happens to be on the other side of the debate means that you're a commie or a commie sympathizer. Except that there's a problem with that theory, and with all the hyperventilating over this new Red Scare: Russia isn't the Soviet Union, and Vladimir Putin isn't Vladimir Lenin.

Jacob Sullum | March 26, 2014

According to The New York Times, a case the Supreme Court heard on Tuesday, involving a challenge to Obamacare's requirement that businesses pay for their employees' contraceptives, "pits religious liberty against women's rights."

Robert Knight | March 26, 2014

In 1865, following the most costly war in America’s history, the 13th Amendment abolished the odious institution of slavery in the United States.

Ransom Notes Radio | March 26, 2014

There seem to only be two types of companies on Wall Street nowadays: Those that profit despite Washington… And those that profit because of Washington. As the Fed tapers its QE program, we’re starting to see which companies actually have what it takes to make it in today’s economy.

Zachary Gappa | March 26, 2014

Do you think government today can't get anything done?

Hal Scherz | March 26, 2014

President Reagan appointed Dr. C. Everett Koop to be the Surgeon General of the United States. President Obama has nominated Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy to become the Surgeon General. The contrast between these two men speaks volumes about the politicization of this office and how this administration has cheapened it.

John Kass | March 26, 2014

The minimum-wage number is decided on by politicians, not the free market. And since our politicians can raise the minimum wage as high as they wish, why stop at 10 bucks? Why not $100 an hour?

Night Watch | March 26, 2014

North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Nations said in a press conference on Monday, that North Korea will take additional "nuclear measures" if the United States continues its current approach toward Pyongyang.

Stephen DeMaura | March 26, 2014

American companies have yet to fully recover from the Great Recession, labor markets remain volatile, and the national debt continues to grow now more than $17 trillion. And yet recent reports indicate that one federal government agency is continuing to hand out taxpayer-backed money to foreign and state-sponsored companies--many of which are already flush with resources--all the while leaving American-based employers twisting in the wind.

Tue, Mar 25, 2014

Ashley Pratte | March 25, 2014

This week marks the fourth birthday of Obamacare but it’s not all birthday cake and balloons—many people are not celebrating this year after the botched rollout and string of mishaps surrounding enrollment.

Michael Brown | March 25, 2014

Shortly after I broke the news on my radio broadcast and on social media Christianity Today confirmed the report: World Vision has decided to embrace homosexual “marriage” among its employees and to recognize practicing homosexual employees who profess faith in Jesus as true Christians.

Todd Starnes | March 25, 2014

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker believes he can do all things through Christ, but an atheist group charges that he cannot do all things through Christ on his official social media platforms.

John Hawkins | March 25, 2014

The only time most people hear the word "shame" in any setting these days is when someone tells them, "You don't have to be ashamed." Unfortunately, in a society full of reality TV shows, overhyped marketing, and millions of people competing for attention on the Internet, we could use more shame, not less.

Thomas Sowell | March 25, 2014

Recently former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice added her voice to those who have long been urging the Republican Party to reach out to black voters. Not only is that long overdue, what is also long overdue is putting some time -- and, above all, some serious thought -- into how to go about doing it.

Chuck Norris | March 25, 2014

With Obamacare's March 31 sign-up deadline and subsequent penalties looming over the heads of young and old Americans, citizens are wondering more than ever -- and with good reason, I might add -- whether Washington has dished out another bill of bad goods. And here are a few more solid reasons our skepticism about socialist medicine continues.

Michael Barone | March 25, 2014

Will Hillary Clinton be elected America's next president? The polls suggest she will. Recent polls compiled by Real Clear Politics show her winning 67 percent of the vote in Democratic primaries, with no other candidate above 11 percent.

David Limbaugh | March 25, 2014

It's fitting that the pro-abortion crowd dominating the Obama executive branch is not about to adopt a "live and let live" attitude toward its opponents in litigation concerning the government's effort to force corporations to subsidize the killing of human beings.

Mona Charen | March 25, 2014

The defamation of Paul Ryan as a racist for noting the multigenerational persistence of joblessness in troubled neighborhoods is more than just another episode of hysterical name-calling by the left. The episode represents, in microcosm, the left's intellectual bankruptcy.

Cal Thomas | March 25, 2014

My parents taught me never to speak ill of the dead, but in the case of Fred Phelps, who died last week at the age of 84, I think they would have made an exception.

Dennis Prager | March 25, 2014

Last week, Pope Francis warned Italy's Mafia leaders that if they continue their evil ways, they will go to hell. Hooray for the pope. More power to him for threatening evil people with hell.

Pat Buchanan | March 25, 2014

A week ago, in the St. George's Hall in the Kremlin, Russia's elite cheered and wept as Vladimir Putin announced the re-annexation of Crimea. Seven in 10 Russians approve of Putin's rule.

Debra J. Saunders | March 25, 2014

Actor-turned-producer Robert Redford boasts that his new CNN series, "Death Row Stories," is "about the search for justice and truth." That's odd, because the series has aired three episodes and they're all about victims of prosecutorial abuse.

John Ransom | March 25, 2014

Any time I see the word “consensus” in the context of the "settled science" of global something I break out into a cold sweat, I hyperventilate and my sight grows dim.

Paul Greenberg | March 25, 2014

"I care not who writes a nation's laws," a sage once remarked, "but who writes its songs."

Phyllis Schlafly | March 25, 2014

A federal court in Kansas just rendered a much-needed decision against the central government's interference with state efforts to combat voter fraud. Kansas and Arizona won total support for their laws to stop voter registration by illegal aliens and other noncitizens, and the court ordered a federal agency to revise its forms "immediately."

Susan Stamper Brown | March 25, 2014

But let's be real, here. We need identification for just about everything, like buying alcohol and cigarettes, getting cable TV, purchasing a cellphone plan, boarding an airplane, going to the doctor, getting a driver's license...or a passport... or a social security card, qualifying for welfare, entering government buildings, and even signing up for Obamacare.

Bill Murchison | March 25, 2014

What a joy to find the New York Times editorial page staff on duty whenever a tough moral question arises, such as, "Can the U.S. government require business owners claiming religious liberty privileges to fund contraceptive care for employees?"

Matt Barber | March 25, 2014

I don’t know whether to laugh, throw up or both. A reader tipped me to this Huffington Post article by D.A. Wolf headlined: “5 Benefits Of Having a Friend With Benefits.”

Night Watch | March 25, 2014

NATO officials have issued warnings about the buildup of Russian forces along the eastern border of Ukraine. One general warned that Russian forces could drive across southern Ukraine to liberate Transnistria, which is northwest of Crimea.

Roger Schlesinger | March 25, 2014

Over the last weekend it was announced that the United States of America's Treasury Dept. took in more revenue over the 1st 5 months of the 2014 fiscal year than ever before.

Ralph Benko | March 25, 2014

Policy does not grow on trees. Policy comes from people who command attention and have, and win, arguments. As the attention-commanding RNC together with two of the capital’s leading think tanks indicate, a good argument is brewing.

Tom Purcell | March 25, 2014

"You have been warned, Vladimir. If you don't reverse your impending annexation of Crimea, you're going to pay a steep price."

Ransom Notes Radio | March 25, 2014

Do you hate the President? Well… If you are a Republican, tea-party member, or conservative, MSNBC seems to think that “hate” is what motivates you to wake up in the morning.

Peter Morici | March 25, 2014

Last week, Janet Yellen sent stocks diving by saying the Federal Reserve could begin raising interest rates as early as next spring—most traders and forecasters have predicted a later date.

Fritz Pfister | March 25, 2014

Seems the latest excuse for every economic metric declining is due to the weather. GDP adjusted from 3.2% to 2.4%, Consumer Semtiment falling below 80 for the first time in months, and now home sales.

Bill Tatro | March 25, 2014

So now apparently, it is the Venetians who want to break away from the Italians. But isn’t Venice a part of Italy? Apparently they have been emboldened by the actions of the Crimeans in their recent annexation with Russia.

Mon, Mar 24, 2014

Craig Schlesinger | March 24, 2014

Tennessee currently holds the dubious honor of being the second biggest meth state in the country, with 1,545 reported incidents in 2013. To combat the problem, Gov. Bill Haslam is pushing a bill in the Tennessee legislature that seeks to restrict over-the-counter purchases of products containing the decongestants pseudoephedrine and ephedrine to two packages per month.

Mark Nuckols | March 24, 2014

Russia's imposition this week of its own "sanctions" against nine U.S. Senators and administration figures reveals its true weakness. Of course, being banned from visiting Russia is hardly a hardship at all, most people would not willingly want to visit that dreary country anyway.

Rich Galen | March 24, 2014

While waiting for some actual news about that missing airliner, my attention moved back to Ukraine generally, and to the whole sanction thing in particular.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | March 24, 2014

Last December just before Christmas I took my car to a Body Shop for repairs. I received an estimate, which gave me an idea of how much I would be charged. My insurance company also gave me a clear quotation on how much they would cover.

Brian Birdnow | March 24, 2014

Last week, in the august pages of Human Events, Patrick J. Buchanan, the conservative titan, offered a spirited defense of Vladimir Putin and his escalation of the current Ukrainian-Crimean troubles into the most perilous East-West faceoff since long before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union.

Todd Starnes | March 24, 2014

There appears to be a double-standard at the Air Force Academy. The Academy is defending its promotion of an atheist event just a week after a Christian cadet was pressured into removing a Bible verse from his personal white board because it allegedly offended non-Christian cadets.

Kurt Schlichter | March 24, 2014

Liberals don’t want to face the truth that sometimes you can’t talk it out, or make a deal. They don’t want to face the fact that they must sometimes put away childish things – like the ridiculous climate change scam they push to enhance their own power – and deal with the world not as they wish it to be but as it is.

Star Parker | March 24, 2014

The recent upset victory by Republican candidate David Jolly for the open seat in Florida’s 13th congressional district, a district carried by Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, has produced a rush of excitement in Republican circles. This coupled with polling data - Americans are increasingly unhappy with our president, with his signature health care law, with an economy still far from recovery, and with perceived weak American leadership on the international stage – is producing Republican optimism about 2014 mid-term election prospects and about 2016.

Katie Kieffer | March 24, 2014

Gun owners beware. Squirt gun owners, that includes you. If a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team SUSPECTS you of crime, you may receive a late-night visit from an armed SWAT team.

Ken Blackwell | March 24, 2014

How did our relations with Russia go so far wrong so quickly?

Terry Paulson | March 24, 2014

When some blame the GOP for being a "Do Nothing" Congress," they might first look at the hundreds of laws passed by the House that the Democrat-controlled-Senate refuses to even consider.

John Ransom | March 24, 2014

The only impeachment that was ever going to work was the one Obama eventually got; and that’s the one he provided himself. He’s the guy we warned you about all along. In fact, he’s worse than the guy we warned you about.

Matt Barber | March 24, 2014

Leave it to the Republican Party to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Rachel Alexander | March 24, 2014

After young and healthy Marine Matt Parker fought for his country in the Middle East, he mysteriously came down with tumors.

Shawn Mitchell | March 24, 2014

Will any of you think way outside the box and ask Obama if Bush is still to blame for what ails us, or if at long last, half way through his second term, he owns accountability for America’s domestic and international standing?

Mark Baisley | March 24, 2014

The old hippies are a lost cause. Dissent from younger, creative folks does exist. It is simply not concentrated in response to a single threat.

Brian and Garrett Fahy | March 24, 2014

Since its party line passage and subsequent signing on March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act has been altered more times than anyone can count. After the law was passed so we could “find out what’s in it,” in Nancy Pelosi’s phrase, the law’s requirements have been subject to constant alterations and revisions, much like Ms. Pelosi’s facial features.

Chris Edwards | March 24, 2014

The cost of the federal spy budget used to be secret, which was a bizarre thing for a government that is supposed to be of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Sun, Mar 23, 2014

Bobby Jindal | March 23, 2014

If President Obama is interested in lowering inequality, he has a funny way of showing it.

Jeff Jacoby | March 23, 2014

Some of my best friends, to coin a phrase, are lifetime government employees.

Doug Giles | March 23, 2014

Because of the systematic emasculation of the American Church, and I’ll toss Western Europe into that insult as well, it’s become hard to square the words “biblical” and “bad-ass” without some hipster Christian spitting out his skinny milk, no foam, latte and crying “Foul!” And I mean crying. As in weeping.

Derek Hunter | March 23, 2014

I was making a Costco run with my friend George on Friday, and the subject of the weather came up.

Austin Hill | March 23, 2014

Will Americans continue allowing a radicalized environmental agenda to animate Washington, one that prohibits the utilization of natural resources – oil in particular – and that squelches the nation’s economy?

Debra J. Saunders | March 23, 2014

Until this month, supporters of racial preferences in California have enjoyed a cozy narrative. They were able to dismiss the 55 percent of voters who passed Proposition 209, which barred race and gender preferences in university admissions, hiring and public contracts in 1996, as over-entitled fear-obsessed white folks with little understanding of and sympathy for the obstacles that daunt minority students.

Bruce Bialosky | March 23, 2014

Five years ago almost no one knew the term – Fracking. Today it is one of the hottest topics in America and has become one of our hottest political footballs. The question is whether the fracking process harms underground water. It depends on who you ask.

John Ransom | March 23, 2014

"And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning.This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year."

Paul Jacob | March 23, 2014

Thirty-three hifalutin members of Colorado’s political elite — state legislators, former legislators, board of education officials, city and county politicians, and assorted insiders — have locked arms in whining solidarity as plaintiffs in what’s called a federal case.

Matt Walter | March 23, 2014

Since Howard Dean’s 2004 primary campaign first showed us the potential of online organizing, the political world has been taken over by technology designed to spread messages and organize supporters.

Steve Chapman | March 23, 2014

If you take an economics course, you may learn about the different events that can cause an increase in workers' pay.

Matt Mackowiak | March 23, 2014

It is easy to demagogue universal pre-K, and Democratic politicians are doing so everywhere. But before we start a new entitlement that will never die, we should evaluate what we have now. Can anyone say taxpayers got $180 billion in benefit from Head Start over the past 50 years?

Michael Schaus | March 23, 2014

Being far more perturbed by taxes than we are today, Colonial Americans took immediate action against British over-reach. And on this day, 239 years ago, Patrick Henry made his famous ultimatum: Give me liberty, or give me death!

Larry Kudlow | March 23, 2014

Other Putin billionaire cronies hit by the Obama sanctions include Vladimir Yakunin, the chairman of state-owned Russian Railways, and Yuri Kovalchuk, allegedly Putin's personal banker.

Marita Noon | March 23, 2014

Now, thanks to Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, it appears that the job creators may have finally learned something from the extreme tactics of groups, like the Wild Earth Guardians and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD).