Sat, May 03, 2014

Michael Schaus | May 03, 2014

A Republican candidate for US Senate was kicked out of a recent interview for having the audacity to point out a reporter’s disrespect and liberal bias. But, not before being personally insulted, ridiculed, and mocked over his views on Global Warming.

John Hawkins | May 03, 2014

Democrats have long since realized that people who are poor and dependent on the government will vote for them, even if it is their liberal policies that created the poverty and dependency.

John C. Goodman | May 03, 2014

Here's something that's really odd. Let's say at the end of last year there were almost 50 million uninsured people in the United States. Averaging over all the different estimates, let's say that 5 million of them have now acquired insurance because of ObamaCare. But now it's April and the open enrollment period is over. That means that 90% of the uninsured are still uninsured and they won't be able to buy an individual insurance plan until next November.

John Ransom | May 03, 2014

To add to the injuries of a tax increase, California also made the tax increase retroactive, which raises a whole bunch of constitutional concerns.

Ken Blackwell | May 03, 2014

The world has watched in dismay as Russia’s ruler, Vladimir Putin, has gobbled up Crimea. Now, he seems bent on dismembering Ukraine. Much of our attention has been focused on Putin and his next targets. Perhaps Taiwan is next.

Hank Adler | May 03, 2014

Governor Cuomo has signed, on behalf of the people of New York, the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. This Compact would result in the State of New York voting each of its electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote regardless of the actual vote of the citizens of New York.

Humberto Fontova | May 03, 2014

The eulogies to Nobel-winning author Gabriel Garcia-Marquez upon his recent death make two points official: 1.) No amount of moral and intellectual wretchedness will earn an artist even the mildest rebuke from most of his professional peers and their related institutions—so long as the wretch hires himself out to communists. 2.) The masochism (to sidestep more “McCarthyite” terms) of Democratic U.S. Presidents is boundless.

Kathryn Lopez | May 03, 2014

"When did you first know he was a saint?" It's a question Joaquin Navarro-Valls gets often and especially now, in the days surrounding the canonization of his former boss, now St. John Paul II.

Rich Tucker | May 03, 2014

The practice of channeling things such as job training, medical care and retirement benefits through the federal government is as obsolete as printing comics on newsprint. It’s happening elsewhere already; now we need to apply creative destruction to government.

Doug Fabian | May 03, 2014

If you’ve ever been caught up in a case of really bad timing, then you probably know what the Fed is feeling right about now.

Charles Payne | May 03, 2014

One has to wonder why President Obama has insisted on the gut-wrenching destruction of the coal industry that has costs thousands of jobs, and has sent electricity costs to all-time highs.

Night Watch | May 03, 2014

Russia staged a huge May Day parade on Moscow's Red Square for the first time since the Soviet era. Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin told Rossiya 24 TV that more than 100,000 people marched through Red Square.

Chris Versace | May 03, 2014

The March quarter was filled with all sorts of things -- from harsh winter weather to political items, and even the 2014 Winter Olympics -- as well as weaker-than-expected guidance from a number of companies.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 03, 2014

The unemployment rate has dropped to 6.3 percent and there are about 280,000 new jobs.* But if you dig into the details of the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you find some less-than-exciting data.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 03, 2014

Our astronauts are hitching rides to space on Sputnik, and Putin is providing the Air Force with the rocket engines for our space satellites… Yeah, this is a sign of American excellence. Also: Do you believe ANYTHING that comes out of this Administration?

Steve Deace | May 03, 2014

Why the “justice” done to former Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling now may result in more “injustices” later.

Mike Shedlock | May 03, 2014

This month sported another amazing difference between the household survey and the payroll survey. The difference is so vast that looking at the numbers in isolation, one might think the results were from two different countries.

John Nantz | May 03, 2014

At the NRA’s last annual meeting, Sarah Palin uttered a sentence that raised the ire of some religious conservatives and some not so religious liberals. She said, "Well, if I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we'd baptize terrorists." Many have found fault with the comparison of Christian baptism to an interrogation technique. But these critics are missing the point. I think what is far more interesting are the presuppositions inherent in Palin’s comparison.

Mark Skousen | May 03, 2014

Basically, I contend that Gross Output (GO) is better than Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in measuring the economy. GO is an attempt to measure spending at all stages of production.

Peter Morici | May 03, 2014

The economy created 288,000 jobs in April, up from 203,000 in March. That’s the second best showing of the Obama recovery but still less than what is needed each month to raise employment to prerecession levels.

Fri, May 02, 2014

Larry Kudlow | May 02, 2014

No. Dems shouldn't jump for joy.

Caroline Glick | May 02, 2014

For most commentators, President Barack Obama’s biggest achievement in his four-nation tour of Asia was the enhanced defense treaty he signed with Philippine President Benigno Aquino.

Michelle Malkin | May 02, 2014

Hannibal Lecter. Freddy Kreuger. Jason Voorhees. Charles Manson. Jeffrey Dahmer. Ted Bundy. Hollywood loves a homicidal monster. But what happens when an evil being exposes the monstrosities of malign government neglect and deadly ideology? Crickets.

Erick Erickson | May 02, 2014

The current owner of the Clippers, Donald Sterling, is not a very nice man. He has been sued repeatedly for race-based discrimination. He has had to settle those cases.

Michael Barone | May 02, 2014

For a president who hasn't enjoyed many foreign policy successes lately, Barack Obama did pretty well on his just completed trip to Asia.

Brent Bozell | May 02, 2014

Buyer beware those promising a "Catholic education." Saint Mary's Institute is the Catholic grade school in my wife's New York hometown, Amsterdam.

Jonah Goldberg | May 02, 2014

After the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001, members of the American left found one thing they could all agree on: America's Our First Amendment rights were in peril.

David Limbaugh | May 02, 2014

The Obama administration has no shred of integrity left concerning the Benghazi scandal. Caught in the act with the "loaded gun," those in the administration are telling us it is a toy pistol, but no honest observer can possibly believe them anymore.

John Ransom | May 02, 2014

I don't know about you, but the safety I'm most concerned with right now is preventing the ignition of small town residents as freight trains of flammable liquids go through their cities. That would be a big benefit of Keystone... you know, besides the jobs.

Mona Charen | May 02, 2014

The Ben Rhodes memo revealing the duplicity of this administration on the subject of Benghazi reminds us about the character of those involved. That President Barack Obama could lie so evenly and so passionately (remember the second presidential debate?) is not perhaps surprising at this stage.

Pat Buchanan | May 02, 2014

If a single word could sum up the goal of Barack Obama's Asia tour, it would be "reassurance." Obama went to Tokyo to reassure Japan that, should China attempt to seize its Senkaku Islands, America will fight at her side.

Suzanne Fields | May 02, 2014

Rome is "the eternal city," and it's eternally an inspiration, particularly this year during Holy Week and the run-up to the canonization of not one but two new Roman Catholic saints, both of them popes.

Debra J. Saunders | May 02, 2014

News reports this week were filled with lamentations from death penalty opponents about the messy and unnecessarily painful execution of Oklahoma's Clayton Lockett. As Andrew Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, Oklahoma corrections officials "were using an untested mix of lethal drugs, never previously used in that dosage combination, obtained through secret means, which precluded the possibility of oversight from attorneys or medical officials on the quality of the drugs.

Diana West | May 02, 2014

You suggest in your syndicated column, "Harry Reid: A McCarthy for Our Time," that we "ask Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) the same question once posed to Sen. Joseph McCarthy by U.S. Army head-counsel Joseph N. Welch: 'Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?'"

Linda Chavez | May 02, 2014

Racism is ugly, no matter who is spewing it. But there does seem to be a double standard when it comes to public outrage on the subject.

Donald Lambro | May 02, 2014

The Obama economy nearly stopped breathing in the first quarter, giving the Republicans new political ammunition for a full takeover of Congress in the November elections.

Mike Shedlock | May 02, 2014

If industrial-rich Eastern Ukraine falls the IMF Warns Bailout Needs "Significant Recalibration"

Peter Schiff | May 02, 2014

We can't ignore it anymore - the markets are rigged. The LIBOR scandal broke almost two years ago, and the banks found responsible for manipulating that key index are still dealing with lawsuits.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 02, 2014

With everything that is going on in Ukraine, Asia, and the Middle East, it’s nice that Obama is finally deciding to get tough on somebody… But does it have to be US economic growth? Peter Morici joined the program to discuss the abysmal GDP numbers.

Night Watch | May 02, 2014

Yesterday the acting president of the Kyiv regime said that police and security forces were either "helpless" to prevent the unrest or were actively colluding with the "separatist rebels."

Peter Morici | May 02, 2014

Growth will improve this spring over its tepid winter performance. Still, good jobs will remain scarce and wages depressed, because policies put in place over the last quarter century have permanently slowed growth.

Charles Payne | May 02, 2014

Lots of news came out yesterday from GDP to ADP to the Federal Reserve, and yet I think by far, the biggest news was the failure of a bill to force a higher minimum wage on businesses.

Robert Knight | May 02, 2014

It’s hard to think of a more dangerous threat to First Amendment freedoms than the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) scheme a few months ago to station government “researchers” in newsrooms.

Nicholas Vardy | May 02, 2014

Along with the “small-cap effect” — the basis of my recent $25,000 bet against Warren Buffett— the “sell in May and go away” market anomaly is one of the few that has stood the test of time.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 02, 2014

Sigh. Another day, another grim Obamacare update. Actually, we have two updates on the never-ending disaster of government-run healthcare.

Doug Fabian | May 02, 2014

As its name suggests, a large proportion — roughly half — of Global X’s ETFs are international, with China and the rest of Asia having the greatest presence in the provider’s portfolio.

Marvin Olasky | May 02, 2014

We are not to serve both God and Mammon, but in higher education the pressure is intense.

Bill Tatro | May 02, 2014

According to the pundits the consumer is back. All that pent up demand that has been discussed ad nauseum has finally shown itself. As a matter of fact the consumers were so intent on spending that they dug deep into their piggy banks (savings) in order to do it.

Thu, May 01, 2014

Todd Starnes | May 01, 2014

Delores Dennison never went to her high school prom. Times were tough. Money was scarce -- just enough for the necessities.

Hugh Hewitt | May 01, 2014

With a wave of the pen -- actually, 90 pages of waving -- U.S. Federal District Judge Lynn Adelman in Milwaukee struck down Wisconsin's three year old voter identification law on Tuesday.

Cathy Reisenwitz | May 01, 2014

Oklahoma’s botched execution highlights a sort of conservative conundrum. Clayton Lockett received lethal injection drugs at 6:23 p.m. Tuesday night, and fell unconscious after speaking and struggling for 10 full minutes.

Ken Blackwell | May 01, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry has taken only one element from all of America’s history in his peripatetic quest to forge a Mideast peace settlement: It is Theodore Roosevelt’s famous “Big Stick.” It was the Nobel Peace Prize winner, President Roosevelt, who famously quoted the West African proverb: “Walk softly but carry a big stick.”

Thomas Sowell | May 01, 2014

Dunbar High School in Washington is becoming a controversial issue again -- and the controversy that is beginning to develop has implications for American education well beyond the District of Columbia.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 01, 2014

June 21 is officially the first day of summer, but -- as happens during any election year -- the heat is going to set in well before then. It's going to be a long, hot spring and an even longer, hotter summer.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 01, 2014

Affirmative action once was defended as redress for the odious sins of slavery and Jim Crow segregation. But almost 150 years after the end of slavery, and a half-century after the establishment of civil rights legislation, it is hard to calibrate the interplay between race, relative past oppression and the need for compensatory action.

Derek Hunter | May 01, 2014

“Post-racial” was the media buzzword from the moment Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election until well into his first term. We were told we were ringing in a new day in America, one where we finally started moving past the racism that stained our nation’s history. But we haven’t. In fact, we’ve regressed. A nation that is nowhere near what it was in the Democrat-created Jim Crow days is being portrayed as just as bad as it ever was for two simple reasons that are as old as time itself: money and power.

Larry Elder | May 01, 2014

A secretly taped conversation between long-time L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his then-girlfriend was released. The NBA has now banned Sterling from the league. The commissioner recommends that Sterling sell his team.

John Ransom | May 01, 2014

You can blame it on the weather. Or no wait: you can blame it on Obama's tax increases. Or perhaps you can blame it on sequestration. Or the Fukushima nuclear disaster, war in Libya, the rich or Donald Sterling and the NBA. But just don't blame "them".

Cal Thomas | May 01, 2014

Faith is making a comeback among liberal Democrats, but they still have a way to go.

Matt Towery | May 01, 2014

It's hard to believe it, but our post-2008 economic meltdown financial markets applaud mediocre financial numbers and a so-called recovery that has left many Americans holding their breath over the future value of their home and the stability of their job -- if they even have one.

Paul Greenberg | May 01, 2014

Another year, another Holocaust Day -- just as there's another Earth Day, Groundhog Day, Tax Day, Valentine's Day ... you name it. It had to happen to the Holocaust, too. It's become a Day.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 01, 2014

How often do you gripe about high taxes, stupid laws and bad politicians? It is incredibly easy to become discouraged about the direction our country is heading. And when you are discouraged, it's even easier to start blaming and complaining.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 01, 2014

What do you think of the September vote in Great Britain to decide whether Scotland shall be free of London's rule?

Emmett Tyrrell | May 01, 2014

There is something decidedly odd about the use of racially loaded terms in America today. lack personalities use these terms on occasion, and no controversy whatsoever is attached to the event.

Cliff May | May 01, 2014

How far will Putin go? He’s no communist but I do think he learned from Lenin who famously said that when you probe with your bayonet and hit steel, you back off, but when you hit mush, you continue moving forward. Raise your hand if you believe Putin has so far hit anything other than mush from the U.S., the European Union and NATO (and the U.N. – that goes without saying).

Kyle Olson | May 01, 2014

Conservative author and Common Core critic Michelle Malkin is Jeb Bush’s worst nightmare.

Steve Chapman | May 01, 2014

Barack Obama promised to install his administration in a glass house lit up like the Super Bowl, with everything visible to the citizenry he serves. So you will not be surprised to learn that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper wants nothing more than to keep the public well informed.

Tom Borelli | May 01, 2014

The ruling class of Big Business and their political partners are at it again, this time with a mammoth, bipartisan $85 billion two-year tax break bill moving through the Senate that would increase government spending for their mutual gain.

Michael Schaus | May 01, 2014

Right. Orwell was a Liberal... And what the heck were Republicans thinking when they lowered taxes in the 1980's? I mean, sure, we saw the longest peacetime expansion in American history, but that was most likely luck.

Mike Shedlock | May 01, 2014

Pro-Russia forces seized administration buildings in Horlivka today forcing Kiev to admit reality.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 01, 2014

Using a comparison of Jamaica and Singapore, I recently argued that growth should trump inequality. Simply stated, a growing economic pie is much better for poor people that incentive-sapping redistribution programs that trap people in dependency.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 01, 2014

The nice thing about Obamanomics, is that it never fails to take our breath away… Of course, that’s not always a good thing. Charles Butler also joined the program to talk about this administration’s complete lack of direction.

Nick Sorrentino | May 01, 2014

Lefties and small govt people should work together to dislodge the establishment...

Charles Payne | May 01, 2014

Real incomes adjusted for inflation are below 1973 levels ($51,670 vs $49,398), and there are 20% of households where not a single person has a job. In fact, there are so many variables to make the point the nation is in the blahs, and struggling for emotional footing.

Night Watch | May 01, 2014

The public statement from North Korea looks like an example of the old Soviet propaganda practice of reinforcing an enemy's mistaken belief.

Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Ann Coulter | April 30, 2014

I had listened to roughly eight hours of commentary on Donald Sterling and the ugly remarks he made in conversations secretly tape-recorded by his girlfriend, before I heard anyone mention a wife.

Jerry Newcombe | April 30, 2014

225 years ago (April 30, 1789), George Washington, the first president under the Constitution, was sworn in with his hand on a gigantic open Bible. He leaned over and kissed the book.

Michael Brown | April 30, 2014

After coming under intense criticism for his remarks that Israel could become an “apartheid state” if it did not embrace a two-state solution, Secretary of State John Kerry has now sought to clarify his comments, reiterating his support for Israel, which he called a “vibrant democracy.”

Peter Morici | April 30, 2014

Overall, it appears 2014 may not be the breakout year President Obama and many Wall Street forecasters predicted, boding poorly for jobs creation.

Thomas Sowell | April 30, 2014

It is not easy to demonize people who have spent hundreds of millions of dollars of their own money to help educate poor children. But some members of the education establishment are taking a shot at it.

Michelle Malkin | April 30, 2014

This weekend on "Fox News Sunday," anchor Chris Wallace credited his guest, Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, with leading the nation as the "first state to fall out of the Common Core national education standards." If only it were true.

John Stossel | April 30, 2014

Did you know that I started Facebook? Really! Well, sort of ... When I was in college at all-male Princeton, I tried to make money by adding photos to a snarky guide to neighboring girls' schools.

Walter E. Williams | April 30, 2014

Let me run through a few good ideas. I think it's a good idea for children to eat healthful, wholesome foods. In the raising of our daughter, before-dinner treats were fresh vegetables, and after-dinner treats were mostly fruits.

Dr. Ben Carson | April 30, 2014

With Europeans intrigued by America's unexpected success, Alexis de Tocqueville carried out an in-depth study of the new nation in the 1830s. He was quite impressed with our divided government, which featured the separation of powers.

Brent Bozell | April 30, 2014

The times they are a-changing in ways even Bob Dylan didn't foresee.

Jonah Goldberg | April 30, 2014

The wild environment isn't just about trees and bears and other forms of charismatic mega flora and fauna. I heard Bill Gates on NPR the other day talking about the great strides his foundation has made against malaria and how we may be on the brink of actually eradicating polio forever. Diseases play a huge part of any natural ecosystem, and we've been trying to drive them to extinction for centuries. In other words, we pick and choose what should be "wild" and what shouldn't all of the time.

Derek Khanna | April 30, 2014

Just as Congress frequently neglects to abide the Origination Clause and the Commerce Clause, it likewise has ignored the Copyright Clause's requirement that these monopoly instruments be granted only for "limited times." Contributing greatly to this distortion has been the influence of a persistent army of special interest lobbyists, usually representing media companies, rather than the interests of creators and the general public.

John Ransom | April 30, 2014

The recovery is great if you think that real economic progress is going from 247 billion to 300 billion burgers served.

Bob Barr | April 30, 2014

Government advocates argue that the same power granted to police officers to search the persons of arrested individuals to protect either the officers’ safety or to prevent evidence from being destroyed, should apply equally to cell phones. However, as privacy activists correctly counter, this opens the door to wholesale abuse of the Fourth Amendment rights of innocent civilians caught in the jaws of a zealous criminal justice system.

Ben Shapiro | April 30, 2014

In November 2009, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling settled a lawsuit in which the Department of Justice alleged that Sterling had discriminated against Hispanics, blacks and families without children in his rental properties.

Terry Jeffrey | April 30, 2014

If you simultaneously accept estimates published by the Census Bureau and the Chief Actuary of Social Security, then illegal aliens who misused Social Security numbers to work illegally in the United States in 2010 earned more on average than American women did.

Austin Bay | April 30, 2014

On April 28, around noon, according to one report, Mr. Gennady Kernes, mayor of the eastern Ukraine city of Kharkiv, went for a cross-training jog in a city park.

Paul Greenberg | April 30, 2014

Reality is repeating scholarship again. It does so with some regularity. A clash between the feds and a Nevada rancher captured the nation's attention the other day -- and brought to mind how prophetic scholars can be.

Rachel Marsden | April 30, 2014

A Cold War is purely an intelligence war. If you go on a Ukrainian geopolitical bender in front of a former KGB chief like Russian President Vladimir Putin without having a firm grasp of the opposition's mind-set, you risk launching yourself into a wall like some kind of drunken frat bro on a Slip 'n Slide.

Donald Lambro | April 30, 2014

President Obama's approval rating in a closely- watched poll has sunk to a new low that will likely further damage his party's dimming prospects in this fall's midterm elections. As he returns from a week long, four-nation Asian tour, overshadowed by his mishandling of Russian aggression in Ukraine, he faces a Washington Post-ABC News survey showing his job approval score has sunk to 41 percent.

Jacob Sullum | April 30, 2014

As an Illinois legislator, a U.S. senator and a presidential candidate, Barack Obama repeatedly criticized our excessively punitive criminal justice system. But after he was elected to the White House in 2008, the Obama who worried about nonviolent offenders serving outrageously long prison terms seemed to disappear, replaced by a president with one of the weakest clemency records in U.S. history.

Dave Ramsey | April 30, 2014

But the IRS is a different animal altogether. They have virtually unlimited power to collect; so put them at the top of the list and get them paid off as fast as you can!

Phil Kerpen | April 30, 2014

While the national media is mostly focused on the Federal Communications Commission's latest net neutrality follies (still a regulatory solution in search of a problem), the far bigger policy challenge the Commission faces is executing the most complex spectrum auction in the agency's history. Unfortunately, the FCC seems more concerned with picking winners and losers than managing the auction effectively.

Bill Tatro | April 30, 2014

Barack Obama in his quest for the presidency and then again in his re-election followed very closely the playbook that had been originally designed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

David Williams | April 30, 2014

As President Obama concludes his tour of Asia, one of the most pressing issues he discussed with his counterparts is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement currently under negotiation between the United States and eleven other nations on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. Two of these countries – Japan and Malaysia – are stops on the President’s tour, and his visit to the region is a sign of how important the Trans-Pacific Partnership is to American trade policy and our overall foreign policy. TPP is also critical to jump-start a lagging U.S. economy.

Peter Morici | April 30, 2014

Nowadays a good deal of the mega incomes are not accruing to the heirs of the Rockefeller and Ford fortunes but falling into the hands of middle class offspring who became entrepreneurs or worked hard to become top corporate managers, stars in the media, financiers, and the like.

Charles Payne | April 30, 2014

The unbearable pain of the tech sell-off is working its way into the blue chip names that have thus far held firm during the onslaught. I have been doing this work for almost thirty years, and have seen this over and over, yet it never changes.

Ken Connor | April 30, 2014

?This week the Washington Post's Chris Cilizza took up the question of whether the ongoing antagonism between the Tea Party and the establishment wing of the GOP will spell doom for Republicans' chances in 2016.

Mike Shedlock | April 30, 2014

In The Long Goodbye, economist Andy Xie says People around the world will only begin to question their economic policymakers when they realize living standards are slowly worsening.

Ransom Notes Radio | April 30, 2014

The Obama recovery continues: In 20 percent of American families, no one works. (Is that the same thing as not having a job, or does it include people like Joe Biden?) Conn Carroll, Managing Editor or Townhall Magazine, joined the program to talk about repealing Obamacare, piece by piece.

Peter Schiff | April 30, 2014

While there is wide agreement that the cost of college education has risen far faster than the incomes of most Americans, there is some debate as to whether the quality of the product has kept pace with the price.

Night Watch | April 30, 2014

On Monday, heavily armed pro-Russia gunmen seized another town hall in east Ukraine. It brings to 11 the number of town halls known to be held by pro-Russia activists and helps link the cities under activist control.

Daniel J. Mitchell | April 30, 2014

Simply stated, if you care about those with lower incomes, your goal should be faster growth. If the economy is more prosperous, that means a rising tide that will lift all boats.

Joanne Moudy | April 30, 2014

Looking around this country today, one has to wonder which stage of grief we are all in, because our Judeo-Christian heritage is most assuredly dying. Just last week came the horrifying revelation that at least 40 vulnerable Veterans had been denied their rightful medical benefits and relegated to the pile of people eligible to perish – all at the unmerciful hands of our federal government. While this occurred in Arizona, based upon poor VA hospital standards, it’s likely that this is not an isolated event.

Tue, Apr 29, 2014

Byron York | April 29, 2014

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren is on a publicity tour for her new campaign-style book, "A Fighting Chance." As she talks to the press, Warren is repeating previous statements that she will not run for president in 2016. But her denials aren't really denials, and her party's unique presidential circumstances give Warren plenty of room to run. Judging by what she has said publicly, there's no reason to rule out a Warren candidacy.

Todd Starnes | April 29, 2014

If U.S. News & World Report had a category for “Most Overly Sensitive Institution of Higher Learning,” Dartmouth College would win in a landslide.

Caroline Glick | April 29, 2014

Anti-Semitism is not a simple bigotry. It is a complex neurosis. It involves assigning malign intent to Jews where none exists on the one hand, and rejecting reason as a basis for understanding the world and operating within it on the other hand.

Michael Schaus | April 29, 2014

Don’t you just love classic Disney movies? Animated cinematic adventures that espoused the importance of life values, growing up, and racism… Well, that’s what some lefty professor is arguing at Syracuse University.

Thomas Sowell | April 29, 2014

Of all the cynical frauds of the Obama administration, few are so despicable as sacrificing the education of poor and minority children to the interests of the teachers' unions.

Ron Paul | April 29, 2014

Earlier this month, CIA-operated drones killed as many as 55 people in Yemen in several separate strikes. Although it was claimed that those killed were “militants,” according to press reports at least three civilians were killed and at least five others wounded.

Chuck Norris | April 29, 2014

A year ago, I wrote a two-part series titled "My Mom's Advice for America." Those columns became two of my most read pieces. With both my mother's 93rd birthday (May 4) and Mother's Day (May 11) on the horizon, I decided to write a two-part series this year on her mother's advice for America.

John Hawkins | April 29, 2014

It doesn't matter whether you're yelling at someone who never knew you existed five minutes ago, lying about a conservative because you don't agree with him or even throwing a brick through a strore window, you are always the poor, oppressed victim.

Michael Barone | April 29, 2014

French economist Thomas Piketty's book "Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century" has been inspiring a lot of comment and controversy. The English translation published last month zipped to No. 1 on amazon.com.

Mike Adams | April 29, 2014

It's not often that I have to defend a leftist because a university is trying to restrict his First Amendment rights. But I do so whenever I have the chance. It helps to set a good example for my students by showing that the First Amendment is there to protect speech - not just speech you personally agree with.

David Limbaugh | April 29, 2014

Please explain this: Obama is incredibly unpopular, and Obamacare is one of the main reasons, yet some Republicans are now saying it's here to stay. That is flat-out unacceptable. GOP -- heal thyself.

John Ransom | April 29, 2014

Oil, companies flee; now Toyota Motor Corp. Even Hollywood is fleeing the Golden State for places that offer them a better deal.

Mona Charen | April 29, 2014

Remember poverty? It was once a chief preoccupation of the Democratic Party. Lyndon Johnson made war on it. An entire ecosystem of federal, state and local programs has been created over the course of the past half-century to combat it, costing taxpayers more than $1 trillion annually.

Ken Blackwell | April 29, 2014

Justice John Paul Stevens doesn’t believe anyone has the right to own a gun, and admits that you would need to rewrite the Constitution to make his preference a legal reality. And that’s exactly what he thinks should happen.

Cal Thomas | April 29, 2014

You know things are bad when you can't wait for the return of a TV character to demonstrate what resolve and leadership really look like. Yes, after a four-year hiatus, the show "24," featuring Jack Bauer (played by Kiefer Sutherland), returns May 5 to the Fox network.

Dennis Prager | April 29, 2014

A private recording of racist remarks by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, in a telephone conversation was released last week. Among other comments, Sterling said to his former mistress, a black Mexican woman known as V. Stiviano:

Pat Buchanan | April 29, 2014

Well, it looks like Donald Sterling will not be getting that NAACP lifetime achievement award he was set to receive at the civil rights organization's 100th anniversary celebration in Los Angeles in May.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 29, 2014

It looks like all sorts of people are participating in the game of rewriting parts of the U.S. Constitution. It started with state legislators, who apparently had time on their hands, and now even Supreme Court justices have joined.

Bill Murchison | April 29, 2014

The nice thing about modern America is that, if you don't like a certain form of reality, you can always make up your own version.

Ransom Notes Radio | April 29, 2014

It’s now official: America has unceremoniously buried its foreign policy… Of course, that’s assuming that the Obama administration ever actually considered adopting a policy in the first place. Joseph Klein, UN correspondent, joined the program to talk about our failure in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Armstrong Williams | April 29, 2014

With good reason the sports world is aflame over the recent remarks of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Matt Mackowiak | April 29, 2014

Earlier this month, Dallas Morning News reporter Wayne Slater wrote about serious ethics questions surrounding gubernatorial candidate and State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth), in an exhaustive story with the headline: "As state senator, Davis voted on bills that aided clients."

Mike Shedlock | April 29, 2014

Ben VanMetre at the Illinois Policy Institute mentions huge tax hikes that Progressives are angling for. The tax hikes are so steep and so universal that even thinking union members are against the hikes.

Daniel J. Mitchell | April 29, 2014

I periodically (some would say over and over and over again, though occasionally made more palatable by using humor and cartoons) warn that the United States should not become a European-style welfare state.

Charles Payne | April 29, 2014

The key economic calendar starts again this week as we review important data releases, culminating with the latest on employment in America. In the grand scheme of things, even a "good" report will not be anything like the kind of jobs growth that is long overdue in this nation -based on Economics 101.

Ralph Benko | April 29, 2014

A new generation is rising. The most striking display at the recent CPAC was a barrage balloon emblazoned with the words War On Youth. It was lofted over one of the most popular booths there, Young Americans for Liberty.

Night Watch | April 29, 2014

Russian state news RIA Novosti reported that Ukraine has mobilized 15,000 troops in the suburbs of Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine "in order to wipe out the city and its residents."

Jack Kerwick | April 29, 2014

National Review Online (NRO) blogger, Reihan Salam—a self-declared “conservative” who also writes for the left-wing publication, Slate—recently charged those who prefer intra-racial dating with being “racist.”

Mon, Apr 28, 2014

Todd Starnes | April 28, 2014

Since 1924, City Gospel Mission has been providing food, shelter and hope for Cincinnati’s homeless population. But the Christian ministry’s mission to house homeless men may be jeopardized because of federal regulations banning religious and gender discrimination.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | April 28, 2014

My generation had its distinctive music just as every other. While my classmates may have listened to Marvin Gaye and the Aretha Franklin, my daughters selected music that spoke to their generation. Creative expression is great, but certain artists within each generation have stepped over the line of propriety. This is true for today’s genre of music.

Ashley Pratte | April 28, 2014

After spending time at the NRA convention in Indianapolis this weekend, I took to social media to post photos of myself holding various rifles. As a result it sparked some conversation from liberals about how gun violence is plaguing our nation and that organizations like the NRA are pure evil.

Nick Sorrentino | April 28, 2014

This middle class surge, empowered by the Internet, has befuddled the party establishments on both sides of the Atlantic. They are not used to an informed and active electorate holding their feet to the fire.

Rick Santorum | April 28, 2014

In Washington, they think that “Made in the U.S.A.” is as outdated as carbon paper, and it was bad policies from both parties that hurt American manufacturing.

Kurt Schlichter | April 28, 2014

Liberals like to call the Constitution a “living document.” Oh, how many activists in robes cite that mind-bogglingly misguided metaphor as they turn a foundational document into a kind of political Mad Lib where they scribble nonsense into blanks that don’t exist?

Michael Barone | April 28, 2014

Schuette v. BAMN shouldn't have been a hard case. The Fourteenth Amendment outlaws racial discrimination. Racial quotas and preferences are, by definition, racial discrimination.

Star Parker | April 28, 2014

The big themes that one walks away with is that America is getting older, less white, less religious, less traditional, and less patriotic. These trends suggest big questions regarding the future of the country and what the implications are regarding our politics and public policy.

Mike Adams | April 28, 2014

The following column is based on a real life conversation, which occurred last May.

Cathy Reisenwitz | April 28, 2014

“Know thine enemy.” Uttered most famously a millennia and a half ago by famed warrior/philosopher Sun Tzu, the advice holds up well, even, and especially, when the battles are ideological. So what is the thinking behind the right’s utter refusal to actually engage with the left’s actual position on inequality?

John Ransom | April 28, 2014

$50 million today doesn't fund a startup, yet alone a country fighting for survival.

Katie Kieffer | April 28, 2014

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant. Which means the odds of Hillary Clinton running for president have dropped down to 99%.

Mike Shedlock | April 28, 2014

It's not clear why striking back at friends and associates of someone who allegedly committed a crime should be legal, but legalities do not stop this president.

Chris Edwards | April 28, 2014

Here’s what nearly all media stories on this topic gloss over: the share of U.S. bridges that are structurally deficient has been falling steadily for more than two decades.

Michael Schaus | April 28, 2014

At first, it looked like an epic-fail (and I really hate that phrase) for Michael Bloomberg’s new gun control group, Everytown For Gun Safety. With a mere 25 people deciding to show up for an anti-gun rally, the “protest” looked more like an OFA Obamacare meeting.

Michael Tanner | April 28, 2014

I do not think conspiracy is the answer, but the real reason for this Census change is just as troubling, if not more so: incompetence.

Daniel J. Mitchell | April 28, 2014

What happens when you have a big success story, like the spending cap in Switzerland that has dramatically slowed the growth of government, and then expect intelligent and coherent coverage by a government-run media outfit that presumably wants a bigger public sector?

Michael F. Cannon | April 28, 2014

I get viscerally anxious when I hear from intelligent, responsible people that they have dropped their family’s health insurance because Obamacare so significantly increased their premiums. But I cannot dispute that Obamacare has made that choice safer and more rational than ever before.

Mark Calabria | April 28, 2014

The current reform plan that has garnered bipartisan support, the one proposed by Senators Tim Johnson and Mike Crapo, would wind down Fannie and Freddie and replace them with new entities. In doing so it would also largely codify the Treasury’s zeroing out of Fannie and Freddie’s private shareholders.

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Derek Hunter | April 27, 2014

An honest debate with a progressive is almost as rare as a verified sighting of Bigfoot.

John Ransom | April 27, 2014

This is what I say to union folks: You want to be involved in politics, then stop whining when politics doesn't go your way. You want to go back to bargaining for employees, rather than bargaining for politicians, then be my guest.

Austin Hill | April 27, 2014

Should President Barack Obama give approval for the Keystone XL Pipeline project? Or should he continue to oppose the venture that would undoubtedly grow business, increase jobs and create new wealth for middle class working Americans, all for the sake of saving the planet from “global warming?”

Doug Giles | April 27, 2014

Thank God Cliven Bundy gave the Left something to smack him over the head with, because that “Negro” comment took the spotlight off the brute force of big government and placed it on the ramblings of an inarticulate old man.

Debra J. Saunders | April 27, 2014

If ever there was a city built on the bedrock belief that the government should stay out of the bedroom, it is San Francisco -- unless you own the bedroom.

Bruce Bialosky | April 27, 2014

President Obama is doing his victory dance, telling us how his health care plan has become a success because his more than his targeted number (8 million) clicked their desire to have health insurance on a website. We will soon see how many are real policyholders, and later we will see their real costs as everything shakes out with co-pays and renewals next year. What we do know is that Medicaid is a pending disaster waiting to happen.

Paul Jacob | April 27, 2014

Could a mighty earthquake dump much of the California coast into the Pacific Ocean? You tell me. But I have a more likely scenario: the state’s perilous public employee pension problems, surging like a tsunami, smashing into the state. Soon.

Steve Chapman | April 27, 2014

When he ran for president in 2000, George W. Bush promised to "stop extending our troops all around the world in nation-building missions." When he ran in 2008, Barack Obama trumpeted his opposition to the Iraq invasion while asserting that our "strength abroad is measured not just by armies but rather by the power of our ideals."

Mike Shedlock | April 27, 2014

Talk of World War III, is likely just that, talk. At least let's hope so.

Hunter Lewis | April 27, 2014

This 42 year economist from French academe has written a hot new book: Capital in the Twenty-First Century. A recent review describes him as the man “who exposed capitalism’s fatal flaw.”

Nick Sorrentino | April 27, 2014

Many modern economists like to think of themselves as scientists, or at least something close to scientists. But instead of white coats they wear tweed jackets and instead of verifiable results they produce excuses

Daniel J. Mitchell | April 27, 2014

These bureaucrats are infamous for bone-headed initiatives.