Sat, May 10, 2014

Michael Brown | May 10, 2014

For years now, anti-Christian activists have been pushing the hate button and accusing those of us who hold to biblical morality and family values of being intolerant, hate-filled bigots (and worse).

John C. Goodman | May 10, 2014

It's a 2,700 page bill. There are 20,000 pages of regulations. Major provisions seem to change every other week. And despite Nancy Pelosi's promise, four years after it passed most of us still aren't sure about everything that's in it.

John Ransom | May 10, 2014

$5 trillion for Wall Street, but not one dollar for African-Americans.

Hank Adler | May 10, 2014

Congressman Adam Schiff of California is apparently too young to remember Watergate with any clarity. That being said, if he had been a Republican in 197I, his quote on Watergate could easily have been as follows...

Humberto Fontova | May 10, 2014

Jon Stewart’s snark-fest against Fox News this week over Benghazi finally prompted a rebuttal (of sorts) from Greta Van Susteren: “Note to Jon Stewart (who I think is smart and clever …but like the rest of us, not always right…but a comedian has, of course, way more latitude – we in the media should get it right.)”

Paul Greenberg | May 10, 2014

The First Amendment won one this week before the Supreme Court of the United States -- by one vote. The close vote in the case brought to mind the old story about the corporate board of directors that approved a resolution wishing its CEO a speedy and complete recovery from his heart attack -- by a vote of 9 to 8.

Paul Driessen | May 10, 2014

Distractions, agendas, false realities, and policies that bring much harm but few benefits

Rich Tucker | May 10, 2014

Exactly a century ago, the leading lights of Europe seemed to believe that war was impossible. One of the era’s most successful books, “The Great Illusion” by journalist Norman Angell, asserted that trade, not violence, was the way of the future.

Raymond Tanter | May 10, 2014

A kidnapper-diplomat is an oxymoron—words with contradictory meanings, In this case, the terms suggest that an ambassador has operated outside the rules of diplomacy. Now tack on evidence that he is linked to an assassination of another envoy; then surely there are grounds for his exclusion from the United States.

Ed Feulner | May 10, 2014

President Obama’s most recent visit to Asia probably struck many Americans as simply the latest round of executive-level diplomacy -- basically the kind of trip abroad that chief executives have been making for decades.

Jerry Bowyer | May 10, 2014

Continuing my interview with the great philosopher Michael Novak about his book, Writing From Left to Right, Novak talks about the working class commonsense he learned from his family growing up as a Democrat.

Chris Versace | May 10, 2014

One of the more common dangers during volatile times in the stock market is giving in to frustration.

Mark Skousen | May 10, 2014

Is it really getting hotter and should we be worried? “Global warming” is being blamed for every conceivable natural disaster, whether it involves severe cold in the Northeast this past winter or flooding in Miami.

Night Watch | May 10, 2014

Islamist Extremists in Afghanistan have stated that "if the invaders or their internal stooges believe that reducing the number of foreign forces will dampen our Jihadi fervor then they are sadly mistaken."

Charles Payne | May 10, 2014

If reports are right, this is one heck of a story that includes the passion of a thinker, an improbable rise of a kid from the ghetto, along with gangster moves in the world of business.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 10, 2014

More than three years ago, I wrote that the Department of Transportation should be dismantled for the simple reason that we’ll get better roads at lower cost with the federalist approach of returning responsibility to state and local governments.

Mike Shedlock | May 10, 2014

Recovery talk goes on and on. Assuming there is a genuine recovery as opposed to a financial recovery, where would one most likely find evidence?

Steve Deace | May 10, 2014

This is what happens when the Republican Party establishment consistently violates the 6th of my 10 Commandments of Political Warfare: Never abandon your base (unless they’re morally wrong).

Jack Kerwick | May 10, 2014

On Tuesday, the overwhelmingly outspent ten-term North Carolina Republican Congressman Walter Jones defeated his neoconservative, establishment-backed opponent and former Bush II official, Taylor Griffin.

Larry Provost | May 10, 2014

The Grassbaugh family has given more than most to America. They keep giving. This is their story.

Fri, May 09, 2014

Mark Nuckols | May 09, 2014

Today is May 9, which is the date Russia celebrates the defeat of Nazi Germany (in Europe and America, May 8 is considered the date that marks the end of the war, but because of the time difference, German commanders signed the surrender documents on May 9 Moscow time).

Michael Schaus | May 09, 2014

According to Google, the conservative news site has failed to produce an adequate amount of “original content” to continue utilizing the internet advertising tool provided by Google.

Michelle Malkin | May 09, 2014

All politics is local. So Republican politicians with national ambitions better pay attention to what grassroots parents are saying and doing about the federal education racket known as Common Core. In bellwether Indiana this week, anti-Common Core activists won a pair of pivotal electoral victories against GOP Gov. Mike Pence.

Erick Erickson | May 09, 2014

The Republican civil war, as the press refers to it, will come to a head in Nebraska in just over one week. Three candidates are in the running: Shane Osborn, Ben Sasse and Sid Dinsdale.

Michael Barone | May 09, 2014

Results of Tuesday's primaries, particularly the victory of state House Speaker Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican Senate primary, are being hailed -- or decried -- as a victory for the Republican establishment over the Tea Party movement.

Brent Bozell | May 09, 2014

In August of 2011, the former child actor Corey Feldman made a stunning assertion to ABC News: "I can tell you that the No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia. That's the biggest problem for children in this industry ... It's the big secret." The rest of the media said nothing.

Mike Adams | May 09, 2014

If you support segregation in the sports world you get fined and banished. But if you support segregation in the academic world you get tenured and promoted. Sometimes, you even get buildings named after you.

David Limbaugh | May 09, 2014

Are we moving toward an America in which only one worldview is socially -- and, God forbid, legally -- acceptable? Are the proponents of "tolerance" truly as intolerant and tyrannical as they seem to be?

Mona Charen | May 09, 2014

"Two, four, six, eight. Stop the violence. Stop the rape," so chanted a group of Ohio University students calling themselves "f---rapeculture" at a protest a couple of years ago. Rape culture activists have become a fixture on campuses throughout the country, and now, 55 colleges -- including Harvard, Princeton and Berkeley -- are under federal investigation for mishandling sexual assault complaints.

John Ransom | May 09, 2014

We were right about the stimulus, we were right about jobs, we were right about Obama being a socialist of some variety, we were right about Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Benghazi.

Pat Buchanan | May 09, 2014

The GOP Beltway establishment is celebrating the victory of Thom Tillis, Speaker of the North Carolina House, over his Tea Party and Evangelical rivals in Tuesday's primary for the U.S. Senate.

Suzanne Fields | May 09, 2014

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- When Alice Walton, the Wal-Mart heiress and second richest woman in America, decided to build a Museum of American Art in her hometown deep in the Arkansas Ozarks, no one questioned her ability to spend money. Her daddy, Sam Walton, had left her a lot of it. Forbes puts her worth at $34.9 billion. What they questioned, expressed with bicoastal sneer and snark, was her ability to know what she was getting for daddy's money.

Linda Chavez | May 09, 2014

Monica Lewinsky is back in the news, this time complaining of her treatment by the liberal media, feminists and the Clinton Machine. In a long essay in the latest edition of Vanity Fair, Lewinsky blames all three for making her unemployable. Sorry, I'm not buying her sob story.

Donald Lambro | May 09, 2014

WASHINGTON -- America remains adrift under Barack Obama's presidency, without any sustained or effective focus on the sea of troubles that afflict our nation.

Donald Lambro | May 09, 2014

America remains adrift under Barack Obama's presidency, without any sustained or effective focus on the sea of troubles that afflict our nation.

Edward Lindsey | May 09, 2014

In the twenty-three years since Minnesota became the first state to adopt a charter school law, the legislative slog to expand educational freedom elsewhere has borne massive advancements for parents and students.

Night Watch | May 09, 2014

In this scenario, the delay request is a ploy that Russia knows will be rejected but will prove Russia's lack of control and honest intentions.

Charles Payne | May 09, 2014

The minimum wage debate has gone from irresponsible to obscene. Now, there is chatter out of California that they will hike their minimum wage to as much as $26 an hour.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 09, 2014

The Census Bureau just released a report on America’s aging population. The big takeaway is that our population will be getting much older between now and 2050.

Mike Shedlock | May 09, 2014

In light of the enormous discrepancy between the Household Survey and the Establishment Survey in last Friday's jobs report, I thought it might be worthwhile to revisit the discrepancy between Gallup and the BLS that I have talked about before.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 09, 2014

Do Liberals simply have an aversion to widespread prosperity? Every time America seems poised to reinvent itself, the Democrats decide to soak our renaissance with regulations. Hal Quinn, the CEO of the National Mining Association, joined the program to discuss the Obama Administration’s war on energy.

Charlotte Hays | May 09, 2014

So much for Mrs. Clinton’s empowering women and girls globally.

Nicholas Vardy | May 09, 2014

Last week’s news that China’s economy is set to overtake the U.S. economy in size by the end of this year was greeted with a collective yawn by the U.S. financial press. It’s easy to see why. China bulls have had a rough five years.

Doug Fabian | May 09, 2014

I doubt that very many market mavens thought that Egypt would be the best-performing sector in the market through the first third of the year, but that’s what’s happened. I also doubt that many had selected gold mining stocks as potential big winners.

Bill Tatro | May 09, 2014

I just don’t get it! Why can’t we give the poor guy a break? The President’s popularity has totally plummeted in the polls rivaling the worst of President George W. Bush.

Thu, May 08, 2014

Todd Starnes | May 08, 2014

The Home & Garden Television (aka HGTV) network announced Wednesday it has decided to pull the plug on an upcoming real estate reality show amid a firestorm of controversy from gay rights activists who accused the evangelical Christian hosts of being anti-gay and pro-life.

Larry Provost | May 08, 2014

This morning the House Veteran’s Affairs Committee unanimously voted to subpeona all emails and written correspondence from Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki, and other senior VA officials, regarding destruction of any “wait list” that existed for Veteran’s appointments at the Phoenix, AZ Department of Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.

Ashley Pratte | May 08, 2014

Surprise, surprise, the labor force participation rate in April for young adults between the ages of 25-29 hit a record low. Liberals continue to tout that young people are doing just fine under the Obama economy, but alas the data shows otherwise.

Ann Coulter | May 08, 2014

The next time liberals get indignant when we say they care more about criminals than the victims of crime, remember their hysterical weeping over Clayton Lockett. I refer, of course, to the vile rapist-murderer, whose execution last week is getting more press than Chris Christie's bridge scandal.

Michael Brown | May 08, 2014

It was disturbing enough that a young mother filmed her abortion for the world to see. But what she said a month and a half later was even more disturbing. Sickening would be a better word.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 08, 2014

Mother, Mom or Mommy, the name matters not to me; it's the person who matters. My earliest memories of my mother were of her holding me in her lap, tight against her ample chest and soothing me when I was upset.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 08, 2014

Vladimir Putin's Russia is a disaster of a declining population, corruption, authoritarianism, a warped economy and a high rate of alcoholism.

Derek Hunter | May 08, 2014

President Obama is passionate about education, especially for underprivileged kids … or so he says. An ardent opponent of school choice, except when it comes to his own kids, one of his first acts was to try to kill the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship that provides poor kids in the nation’s capital the chance to escape failing schools.

Larry Elder | May 08, 2014

In 1996 California voters passed Proposition 209, which prohibited discrimination or preferential treatment based on race, ethnicity or sex in admissions to public college and universities.

Jonah Goldberg | May 08, 2014

In 1920, a bond salesman walked into Joseph Yenowsky's Waterbury, Conn., clothing store. Yenowsky was a tough sell. During their lengthy conversation, Yenowsky told the salesman he thought Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Bolshevik leader, was "the brainiest man" in the world.

Judge Andrew Napolitano | May 08, 2014

When the White House, in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the fearless private watchdog group Judicial Watch, turned over an email about constructing the appropriate narrative response to the tragedy at Benghazi written by Ben Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser to President Obama, and investigators from the House of Representatives realized that they had subpoenaed that email and not received it...

John Ransom | May 08, 2014

Mainstream media is using globalchange.gov's latest position paper as more thin scientific evidence-- and I use the term sarcastically-- that global warming is already causing great harm to the United States. The rest of us, they believe, are just too stupid to know it without a website.

Cal Thomas | May 08, 2014

Ever since the Supreme Court ruled organized prayer and Bible study in public schools unconstitutional in the early 1960s, conservative Christians have been trying to re-enter the secular arena.

Joe Young | May 08, 2014

This past week NARAL Pro-Choice announced that Google had responded to its complaints against reportedly “deceptive” web search ads by crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) and other pro-life advocates.

Debra J. Saunders | May 08, 2014

"It's time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress," Monica Lewinsky, now 40, writes in a Vanity Fair essay due for digital release today. All I can say is: You go, girl.

Matt Towery | May 08, 2014

It's happened again. Another conservative African-American leader with the "taint" of a GOP past is invited to speak to a university.

Paul Greenberg | May 08, 2014

Still another smoking gun has surfaced in the investigation of the continuing tragedy and scandal known as the Benghazi Incident, this time in the form of an email from a White House political operative telling one of the usual suspects just how to cover the administration's tracks.

Steve Chapman | May 08, 2014

The United States was founded mostly by Protestants and remained overwhelmingly Protestant for many decades, a fact Protestants did not want Roman Catholics to forget.

Cliff May | May 08, 2014

Iran’s rulers brutalize their own citizens, sponsor terrorism on several continents, and openly vow “Death to America!” They are determined to acquire the ability to develop nuclear weapons and deliver them to targets anywhere in the world.

Rebecca Hagelin | May 08, 2014

Mother’s Day is a wonderful celebration- a time when mothers are honored for their constant love and daily sacrifice, and when life itself is recognized and treasured as the gift that it is. But for many women who have had abortions, Mother’s Day is one of the biggest triggers of painful memories, regrets, and remorse over what “might have been.”

David Williams | May 08, 2014

Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee recently wrote a provocative piece in National Review denouncing the “crony capitalism” so rampant in the Obama Administration and cheering efforts by Republicans to combat it.

Jerry Newcombe | May 08, 2014

Virtually every week there’s a new headline of somebody getting in trouble because of something they have said. Perhaps a lifetime’s work has been undone by a thoughtless remark.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 08, 2014

Remember the “LA Handshake”? Well, politicians do… And they all seem to be conning their way to the next political office. Justin Richards, political director for the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee, joined the show to talk about the importance of local politics.

Peter Morici | May 08, 2014

Tuesday, the Commerce Department reported the March deficit on international trade in goods and services was $40.4 billion.

Night Watch | May 08, 2014

Russia has had ample provocation for intervening, but thus far appears to judge that the pro-Russia activists are giving as good as they get, i.e., they are holding their own for now.

Charles Payne | May 08, 2014

Although the Dow has drifted from an all-time high, confidence has not climbed back to the level of 54% of non-retirees using the stock market as their primary source of economic preparation for their golden years.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 08, 2014

As you can imagine, there’s a lot to choose from in the contest for the most spectacular waste of tax dollars. But the politicians in Oregon must really want the prize...

Mike Shedlock | May 08, 2014

Given government programs typically do the opposite of what is expected, there is a chance that the perverse effect of Obamacare is the exact opposite of what Obama intended...

Wed, May 07, 2014

Rachel Marsden | May 07, 2014

The good news is that the Obama administration plans to create a lot of new jobs. The bad news is that those jobs will mostly be in Asia.

Bob Barr | May 07, 2014

The Obama Administration’s attitude toward the 9/11/12 attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya is summarized in one phrase:“Dude, this was two years ago.”

Todd Starnes | May 07, 2014

That’s an excerpt from “Nineteen Minutes,” a novel that 14-year-old English students have been assigned to read at the local high school.

Erica Wanis | May 07, 2014

My mother and stepfather were recently privy to a conversation between myself and a good female friend. Both of us are first time mothers navigating the trials and tribulations of our sons' first years.

Michael Schaus | May 07, 2014

Yeah, I get it: no-one enjoys the prospect of 40 plus hours per week of the “daily grind”. (For those of you who are liberal, unemployed, or French, the “daily grind” refers to “work”.) But, c’mon… When did we start knocking hard work in this country?

Katie Pavlich | May 07, 2014

"It makes women equal with men and gives us a chance, a chance to survive."

Thomas Sowell | May 07, 2014

If you want to get some idea of the moral bankruptcy of our educational system, read an article in the May 4th issue of the New York Times Magazine titled, "The Tale of Two Schools."

Michelle Malkin | May 07, 2014

Hollywood is sick, sick, sick.

John Stossel | May 07, 2014

Last week, when the NBA banned racist team owner Donald Sterling, some said: "What about free speech? Can't a guy say what he thinks anymore?"

Walter E. Williams | May 07, 2014

Last week's U.S. Supreme Court 6-2 ruling in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action et al. upheld Michigan's constitutional amendment that bans racial preferences in admission to its public universities. Justice Sonia Sotomayor lashed out at her colleagues in a bitter dissent, calling them "out of touch with reality."

Dr. Ben Carson | May 07, 2014

We recently learned that China is poised to replace the United States as the No. 1 economic power in the world sometime later this year.

Brent Bozell | May 07, 2014

In March 2006, CBS News announced that President George W. Bush had stumbled into a "record low" approval rating of 34 percent. All the other networks jumped on the poll. CNN was reporting the number every hour on the hour. The survey confirmed their suspicions. The wheels on the Bush presidency had come off.

Jonah Goldberg | May 07, 2014

Last week the state of Oklahoma "botched" an execution.

Mike Adams | May 07, 2014

Controversy has once again hit the campus of UNC-Wilmington.

John Ransom | May 07, 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.

Ben Shapiro | May 07, 2014

On Monday, as Vladimir Putin waged an actual war in Ukraine, Bashar Assad waged an actual war in Syria, and a Nigerian terror group waged an actual war on underage girls, President Barack Obama announced his own war on "climate disruption."

Terry Jeffrey | May 07, 2014

Ultimately, it will not matter if people in government cynically promote the theory that human activity is destroying the global climate as a means of taking control of your life, or if they take control of your life because they sincerely believe human activity is destroying the global climate.

Austin Bay | May 07, 2014

Partisan political advantage, gained at the real or potential life-threatening expense of American personnel undertaking high-risk assignments, was the deep moral issue driving prosecutors in the 2005 Valerie Plame name exposure scandal.

Donald Lambro | May 07, 2014

Liberal pundits are gushing over last week's job report, hoping it will give President Obama and his party the political boost they need to avoid yet another devastating defeat in the midterm elections. After nearly five and a half years of a job-challenged, sluggish economy that all but stopped growing in the last three months, they're hailing the Labor Department report as the long-awaited antidote to the Democrats' deepening political troubles.

Jacob Sullum | May 07, 2014

Sixteen minutes into last week's botched lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, the warden closed the blinds on the windows to the execution chamber and turned off the sound so that witnesses could not see Clayton Lockett writhe or hear him moan. The procedure, designed to resemble a medical treatment -- albeit one with an involuntary patient and a very low probability of recovery -- had begun to look uncomfortably like the cold-blooded killing of a helpless person.

John Kass | May 07, 2014

You'll hear a lot about Benghazi in coming days and you'll hear the familiar screeching of partisan politics, now that House Speaker John Boehner has decided to convene a select committee to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in that dusty fly-bitten town in Libya.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 07, 2014

Hey, Janet Yellen, that’s the problem with irresponsible monetary policy: It gets difficult to wind it down without spooking the market. Also, Ukraine is now recruiting for their armed forces in anticipation of escalated violence… Schaus may very well be signing up to be a tank commander, provided he can keep the tank.

Peter Morici | May 07, 2014

Whether to rent or buy a home is one of the toughest choices young people face these days. A recent Deutsche Bank study compared renting vs. the cost of owning a home in 54 cities.

Bill Tatro | May 07, 2014

Once again the corporate way of life dominates the headlines with little or no concern for the employees who are involved.

Night Watch | May 07, 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) said today that Pakistan's failure to stem the spread of polio has triggered a global health emergency. The WHO is recommending all residents must show proof of vaccination before they can leave the country.

Charles Payne | May 07, 2014

Presently, more businesses are closing their doors, than new ones are springing up to replace them. This churn means that the notion of creative destruction is distorted, as fewer upstarts challenge those established giants.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 07, 2014

Well, even paranoid people have enemies, and this already has happened in countries such as Poland and Argentina. Moreover, it appears that plenty of politicians and bureaucrats elsewhere want this type of punitive levy.

Mike Shedlock | May 07, 2014

Looking for signs of fear? Finding any?

Robert Knight | May 07, 2014

If you want to know where the Left is taking the country, a quick trip to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website is instructive.

Tue, May 06, 2014

Rob Schwarzwalder | May 06, 2014

Sexual assault is a moral evil. This is clear from the teaching of Jewish and Christian Scripture and from the voice of human conscience. It is an assault on the dignity and privacy of the person, a warping act that, whether committed against an adult or child, does violence to body, soul, and mind.

Caroline Glick | May 06, 2014

Last week, following the PLO’s unity deal with terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, Paul introduced the Stand With Israel Act. If it had passed into law, Paul’s act would have required the US to cut off all funding to the Palestinian Authority, including its security forces. The only way the administration could have wiggled out of the aid cutoff would have been by certifying that the PLO, Hamas and Islamic Jihad had effectively stopped being the PLO, Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

Christine Harbin Hanson | May 06, 2014

Federal budget season is well underway in Washington, and the White House’s latest talking point is that the deficit is shrinking.

Hugh Hewitt | May 06, 2014

The selection of Congressman Trey Gowdy as Chair of the Select Committee on Benghazi by House Speaker John Boehner was the best act of the Speaker in this Congress.

Michael Schaus | May 06, 2014

Then again, what’s a couple centuries, give or take? Especially for a Political Science major from Yale. (Yeah, she’s a graduate of Yale...)

Katie Pavlich | May 06, 2014

During the NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of meeting the founder and president of The Right to Bear Arms, a pro-gun rights organization in Russia.

Thomas Sowell | May 06, 2014

Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker was internationally renowned within the economics profession, but was not nearly as well known among the general public as he deserved to be. More important, his path-breaking ideas, including his analysis of the economics of racial discrimination, deserved to be much more a part of the many discussions of that subject.

Ron Paul | May 06, 2014

Last week World Bank economists predicted that China would soon displace the United States as the world's largest economy. The fact that this one-time economic basket case is now positioned to surpass the US is one more sign of the damage done to American prosperity by welfare, warfare, corporatism, and fiat money.

Chuck Norris | May 06, 2014

A year ago, I wrote a two-part series titled "My Mom's Advice for America." There's no better time than now -- between my mother's 93rd birthday (May 4) and Mother's Day (May 11) -- to talk about her mother's advice, which my mother recorded in her autobiography, "Acts of Kindness: My Story."

Michael Barone | May 06, 2014

Second-term presidencies are an opportunity for bipartisan compromise. The institutional stars are in alignment to address long-range problems not amenable in other circumstances.

David Limbaugh | May 06, 2014

Don't trouble yourself trying to figure out whether President Obama is more political than ideological. He's an expert at straddling both and getting his way without compromise.

Mona Charen | May 06, 2014

The headline looks like a hoax-- saturated fat does not cause heart disease -- but it's real. This news is more than just another example of changing health guidelines; it's a cautionary tale about trusting the scientific consensus.

John Ransom | May 06, 2014

Last week it was revealed that half of all Illinoisans want to leave the state. A Gallup poll revealed previously that by a wide margin Illinoisans trust their government less than any other state in the union.

Cal Thomas | May 06, 2014

Most people, perhaps even the super-wealthy, who are usually accountable to auditors, want to know where their money goes. This is especially true when they detect money for which they can't account. Not so with the federal government.

Dennis Prager | May 06, 2014

Last week, Oklahoma authorities botched the execution of a murderer named Clayton Lockett. The execution by lethal injection took more than 40 minutes. According to witnesses, he twitched and gasped and said, "oh, man" after officials had thought he was unconscious.

Pat Buchanan | May 06, 2014

"What Would America Fight For?" That question shouts from the cover of this week's Economist. It is, asserts the magazine, "the question haunting its allies."

Fred Wszolek | May 06, 2014

President Obama used a recent weekly address to once again call for an increase in the minimum wage up to $10.10 per hour. The President urged Congress to pass legislation making this change, and praised similar minimum wage hike efforts underway in states and localities. He criticized some in Congress for standing in the way and promised to “keep up this fight” because “our economy works best when it works for all of us – not just a fortunate few.”

Debra J. Saunders | May 06, 2014

"Dude, this was, like, two years ago." Thus spake former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor on Thursday after Fox News Channel anchorman Bret Baier asked him whether he had been involved in changing talking points to prepare then-U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice for Sunday talk shows in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi, Libya, attacks that left four Americans dead.

Paul Greenberg | May 06, 2014

After all his huffing and puffing, Barack Obama has produced only a few superficial sanctions against a few Russian tycoons and other influentials. Not against that country's big banks or natural-gas monopoly or anything else of real importance. To call his foreign policy feckless only begins to describe it.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 06, 2014

The Financial Times sent shock waves through the U.S. business community last week when headlines announced that China will overtake the United States as the "world's leading economic power this year," a title we've held since we passed England in 1872.

Brandon Howell | May 06, 2014

For reasons passing understanding, the FDA announced recently that it was moving forward with invoking its authority to regulate cigars, along with other forms of tobacco.

Bill Murchison | May 06, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court's latest public prayer decision reminds us what an increasingly terrible time our liberals have with God. To wit, they don't really want him around: well, certainly no more than necessary, and when he does show up, the less said about it, the better.

Ralph Benko | May 06, 2014

Resistance to the restoration of the classical gold standard does not come from a failure of “political will.” It comes from a lack of familiarity with it on Capitol Hill.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 06, 2014

In light of The recent bank-bailouts (followed by Dodd-Frank), it doesn’t seem like much of a stretch that Obama will soon be bailing out the Insurance Companies… And if you doubt it, just look at what’s been written into law through Obamacare.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 06, 2014

Dmitry Peskov, President Putin's spokesman, said Russia's government had received thousands of calls since Friday from people in southeastern Ukraine. The callers described the situation as "horrendous" and pleaded for Russia's involvement.

Charles Payne | May 06, 2014

The market continues to grapple with the meaning of Friday's jobs report, which was really much like Dickens' novel: The best of times and worst of times.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 06, 2014

Perhaps there is an occasional exception, but when someone in a public policy debate mentions a “race to the bottom,” they always seem to favor bigger government and punitive taxation.

Mike Shedlock | May 06, 2014

In defense of the BLS, some of the seemingly convoluted ways they do things is for the simple reason the BLS does not have the detailed data that analysts presume they do.

Armstrong Williams | May 06, 2014

Rep. Bennie Thompson has covered himself, and the entire sweep of his brand of big government race-baiting liberalism, with another shroud of shame and ignominy.

Mark W. Hendrickson | May 06, 2014

Last fall I described the apparently miraculous way in which I located the one person in the world I was searching for—my seventh and eighth grade English teacher, Mr. Ted Walters, the man who taught me how to write and think, and thereby launched my professional career. Now, during Teacher Appreciation Week, I’d like to share with you the story of my happy reunion with Mr. Walters. I hope it encourages you to reconnect with a teacher who made an impact on your life.

Mon, May 05, 2014

Brian Birdnow | May 05, 2014

Last week the venerable St. Louis-Post-Dispatch, a once great American newspaper, proved that she is but a shell of her former self.

Wayne Allyn Root | May 05, 2014

Barack Obama’s brother-in-law was just fired after six seasons as head basketball coach at Oregon State. It’s wonderful to hear the words “fired” and “Obama” in the same sentence. Unfortunately for America, the wrong member of the Obama family was canned after six failing years.

Todd Starnes | May 05, 2014

A Florida school teacher humiliated a 12-year-old boy in front of an entire class after she caught him reading the Bible during free reading time.

Mike Lee | May 05, 2014

Today America faces a large and growing Opportunity Deficit. Up and down our once-flourishing economy, a new and unnatural sclerosis is taking hold. For millions of working families of or aspiring to the middle class, the American Dream is slipping out of reach.

Michael Schaus | May 05, 2014

For nearly 80 years Democrats have had a monopoly on efforts to fix violence, gang activity, and inequality in the Windy City. And if you’re thinking, “It doesn’t seem to be working”… Well, you’d be right.

Kurt Schlichter | May 05, 2014

Ironically, the blizzard of YJ-82X cruise missiles launched from the Chinese subs lying off the coast of Baja California crossed the beach directly over the SEAL training complex on Coronado. America had decided that its special forces were a cheap substitute for the less glamorous hardware and formations that had traditionally been the foundation of American military power. Now, those elite warriors watched helplessly as the missiles roared overhead north toward the two carriers berthed at North Island.

Star Parker | May 05, 2014

Suddenly we can’t seem to get race out of the news.

Cathy Reisenwitz | May 05, 2014

Listen up, pot virgins. According to what I’ve read, sometimes when you get too high, you start to think you’re going to die. A combination of a racing heart and acute paranoia sets in and while you realize that no one has ever died from too much Mary Jane, you just might be the first. It’s a thing, so I hear. Which leads me to wonder whether the entire media landscape only writes about weed when they’re stoned out of their gourds, because it’s the only way to explain their incessant sensationalist fear-mongering.

John Ransom | May 05, 2014

Why should it surprise us that "Progressives" are harkening back to technology of the past to foist bikes on a people who already rejected them? As? I noted yesterday, this is the same group of progressive who use wood as a renewable fuel, the same fuel used by Cro-Magnon Man.

Katie Kieffer | May 05, 2014

Would you like to see a documentary about women and babies, or my selfies with squirrels?

Ken Blackwell | May 05, 2014

"I will not allow my commitment to Israel to be questioned by anyone, particularly for partisan, political purposes, so I want to be crystal clear about what I believe and what I don't believe," Kerry said after U.S. lawmakers and pro-Israel groups criticized him, with some demanding his resignation or at least an apology…

Terry Paulson | May 05, 2014

Just what deserves coverage in the mainline media today? The hateful words of Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the courageous stand by NBA players and the NBA commissioner Adam Silver are top of mind on every channel. Let's add coverage of the deadly tornadoes and developments in Ukraine. But what of the new evidence of the Obama administration's involvement in a Benghazi cover-up? What cover-up you ask?

Rachel Alexander | May 05, 2014

A little publicized IRS decision should have conservatives who write about politics very alarmed.

Rich Galen | May 05, 2014

I am not generally a conspiracy believer.

Matt Barber | May 05, 2014

A $2.5 million fine, a lifetime ban from the NBA and potential confiscation of his personal property through the forced sale of the L.A. Clippers? Are you kidding?

Morgan Brittany | May 05, 2014

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, there will be an estimated shortage of 91,500 doctors by the year 2020.

Shawn Mitchell | May 05, 2014

This is banana republic territory. Most the national media is still eagerly swallowing the banana.

Mark Baisley | May 05, 2014

So for those considering the transition from dream to reality, here are my four keys to success for your startup operation

Mike Shedlock | May 05, 2014

A friend sent me an article today from the site Conservatives for Liberty called Confused libertarians are Supporting Putin by Gabriele Stakaityte.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 05, 2014

So why is there a big difference between China and Taiwan? Well, if you look at Economic Freedom of the World, you’ll see that Taiwan ranks among the top-20 nations while China ranks only 123 out of 152 countries.

Political Calculations | May 05, 2014

The answer has a lot to do with the distortionary effects of the second U.S. housing bubble.

Michael F. Cannon | May 05, 2014

The more Americans figure out that Obamacare has made free—riding safer than ever, the more exchange enrollments will fall, posing a serious threat to Obamacare’s future.

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Jeff Jacoby | May 04, 2014

The United States jails more prisoners than any nation on earth — about 2.3 million, or more than 1 percent of all American adults.

Joanne Moudy | May 04, 2014

On April 18, 2014, when the Alabama Supreme Court issued its stunning ruling in the case of Sarah Janie Hicks v. State of Alabama, not many seemed to notice and mainstream media all but ignored the Court’s actions. Yet it’s possible that this brilliant 8-1 decision has set the tone to lead the charge against the inhuman crime of eliminating children because they’re an inconvenience or unwanted.

Derek Hunter | May 04, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being run out of professional basketball for racist comments he made in private while both Democrats and Republicans rightly cheer.

John Ransom | May 04, 2014

Were I running for Congress or the United States Senate, my platform would be to amend every piece of legislation with the final words: “All portions of the above legislation shall apply equally to the government of the United States of America and its employees."

Doug Giles | May 04, 2014

If I ever become president, and my posse and I get busted via email lying about the root cause of how four Americans, including one of our ambassadors, got slaughtered during an organized, Muslim terrorist attack in Benghazi on September 11th, I sure as heck hope an old, gross, super-rich, turkey-necked, xenophobe goes on some crazy, bigoted tirade...

Debra J. Saunders | May 04, 2014

"That situation didn't define who I was," Clarence Aaron, 45, told a group gathered for a weekend celebration at the Mobile high school he attended about two decades ago.

Bruce Bialosky | May 04, 2014

Our President has attempted to make a major issue of the difference between the very successful in our country and the rest of us as a focus of his party’s campaign for the 2014 elections. He does have a point that some people’s income levels have really soared while others have languished. He just has a wrong-headed solution to the problem.

Paul Jacob | May 04, 2014

The most powerful politician of the most corrupt state in the union continues his fight against the citizens' attempts to straighten things out. But this time, he might lose.

Steve Chapman | May 04, 2014

To say that California is in better fiscal condition than Illinois is like saying the captain of the Exxon Valdez grades out higher than the guy at the helm of the Titanic. Disasters come in different doses.

Larry Kudlow | May 04, 2014

Looking under the hood, important glitches continue to plague the employment situation.

Mike Shedlock | May 04, 2014

Let's not call it a war, let's call it a a "punitive operation".

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 04, 2014

Tax competition isn’t a sufficient condition for good policy, but it sure is a necessary condition!

Jeff Crouere | May 04, 2014

Thompson claimed that it is fine to use the insulting term “Uncle Tom” since he is black.

Political Calculations | May 04, 2014

While winter weather disrupted a portion of the nation's economy for a short period during 2014-Q1, primarily in the northeast and upper midwest regions of the country, the real primary cause of the low economic growth recorded in the first quarter of 2014 is the outcome of the Fed's decision to begin tapering its Quantitative Easing program and its effect in driving up long-term interest rates from their historic lows.

Nick Sorrentino | May 04, 2014

Right now if one wants to buy beer or liquor in the Keystone State one must buy it from the state owned liquor stores.

Hunter Lewis | May 04, 2014

Thomas Piketty: French and Economist. All you need to know.