Sat, May 17, 2014

John Hawkins | May 17, 2014

The only thing that's easier for a conservative than beating up on an establishment Republican is thrashing a liberal. What we don't do so well is figuring out what we're doing wrong.

Humberto Fontova | May 17, 2014

"She was an early ballbuster, and I mean that in the nicest possible way. She rattled a lot of cages before women were even allowed into the zoo." (Katie Couric hailing Barbara Walters this week in Vanity Fair.)

Paul Driessen | May 17, 2014

It is the symbol of Big Green’s die hard opposition to hydrocarbons and modern living standards

Rich Tucker | May 17, 2014

?“Actions speak louder than words,” people used to say. But that’s so 20th century. The modern American ethos seems to value how you feel far more than what you do.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 17, 2014

It’s not as sophisticated as Professor Bryan Caplan’s Purity Quiz and it doesn’t have the simple elegance of the World’s Smallest Political Quiz, but at least you don’t need to answer any questions to see where you stand in this Venn Diagram that my intern shared with me.

Mike Shedlock | May 17, 2014

Complacency at these elevated index levels is highly unlikely to be rewarded.

Nick Sorrentino | May 17, 2014

Malinvestment is a very important concept to understand. It simply means the allocation of capital in ways which appear to be (and may be) rational in a period of artificially cheap credit, but in ways which in the end prove to be inefficient once the market corrects for artificially low rates.

Political Calculations | May 17, 2014

The WSJ's Real Time Economics blog recently caught our attention with the following headline: Why the Nation's Hot Housing Market Is Cooling Slightly. After wiping down our monitor after our initial spit-take, we found it to be a fairly decent article.

Chris Versace | May 17, 2014

There has been much talk lately about the tone of construction spending. Two ways to profit jump quickly to an investor's mind...

Mark Skousen | May 17, 2014

The Economist magazine rightly calls French professor Thomas Piketty the new Marx, although a watered-down version. Piketty’s bestseller (rated #1 on Amazon) is a thick volume with the same title as Karl Marx’s 1867 magnum opus, “Kapital.”

Bill Tatro | May 17, 2014

When Barack Obama was first elected President he took to the podium along with his smiling V.P. and announced that America would be brought back with “shovel ready” jobs.

Night Watch | May 17, 2014

For weeks, Western media described the situation in Ukraine as chaotic. Those descriptions were designed to grab headlines then, but have become accurate now.

Charles Payne | May 17, 2014

David Tepper's comments about not being long or short actually reflect the mood of most individual investors for the past few years, except he was more than 100% invested in the market. Apparently, he is down to 60% as several issues bother him.

Joanne Moudy | May 17, 2014

When John R. Ammon, M.D. finished his rigorous training at Harvard and Stanford 36 years ago, he swore to uphold the all important Hippocratic Oath – which proclaims – “Do No Harm.” Looking forward to working as an anesthesiologist, he believed he would never have to compromise that solemn promise.

Steve Deace | May 17, 2014

The 7th of the 10 Commandments of Political Warfare: define yourself before your opponent defines you, and define your opponent before he defines himself.

Fri, May 16, 2014

Diana West | May 16, 2014

John F. Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), may have taken Uncle Sam and shaken him by the lapels this week, but the media missed it. Americans, however, need to hear how Sopko, in an address at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C., laid out why Afghanistan remains "relevant" -- and a cause for outrage -- for every U.S. taxpayer and policymaker.

Herb London | May 16, 2014

It is one of the greatest indictments of today’s poisonous political environment that Congressional Democrats and Republicans cannot even come together to investigate the murders of four American citizens, including a U.S. Ambassador, in Benghazi, Libya.

Mark Davis | May 16, 2014

The 60th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision was sure to draw a flood of retrospectives and analysis, and properly so.

Joanne Moudy | May 16, 2014

A 27-year-old pregnant Sudanese mother was sentenced to death by hanging for being a Christian, but not until after she receives a flogging of 100 lashes for committing adultery (with her Christian husband).

Michelle Malkin | May 16, 2014

At least 40 American veterans are dead thanks to bureaucratic delays at Veterans Affairs clinics.

Erick Erickson | May 16, 2014

Public Opinion Strategies, a Washington political shop, produced a chart last week that got much of the political press buzzing.

Brent Bozell | May 16, 2014

You can always tell when a network legend is retiring. His/her network blocks out most of a Friday night so they can remember all of the legend's glory days.

Michael Barone | May 16, 2014

In recent times, British and American politics have often flowed in parallel currents. Margaret Thatcher's election as prime minister in 1979 was followed by Ronald Reagan's election as president in 1980.

Jonah Goldberg | May 16, 2014

Here's a question. If -- and this is a big if -- the United States could dispatch a swarm of heretofore secret super-drones to find and kill every member of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, would you be in favor of doing it?

David Limbaugh | May 16, 2014

Congratulations to pro-abortion advocates for understanding the power of language and employing the art of propaganda to dupe much of the American public into believing that their motivation is "choice" and that abortion is "reproductive care." No mean feat.

Mona Charen | May 16, 2014

There's a debate among economists about why a college degree is worth so much. That the credential is valuable is not in doubt. According to the Pew Research Center, college graduates earn about $17,500 more annually than high school grads. Why?

John Ransom | May 16, 2014

Insiders have at least been decidedly prescient and consistent in their degradation of Obama.

Michael Reagan | May 16, 2014

Stop listening to so much conservative talk radio. Take a break. Watch a cartoon. Go to a ballgame.

Pat Buchanan | May 16, 2014

Last summer, in this capital of gridlock, a miracle occurred.

Suzanne Fields | May 16, 2014

If Shakespeare were alive and invited to give the commencement address at a major American university, the favorite spring sport on campus would explode with loud and shrill protest.

Linda Chavez | May 16, 2014

Give the Obama administration credit for consistency if nothing else when it comes to targeting the for-profit education sector. In March, the Department of Education proposed new rules (whose public comment period ends May 27) that may put some for-profit schools out of business for no good reason.

Donald Lambro | May 16, 2014

It is a sign of Barack Obama's receding presidency that Hillary Clinton is drawing more attention from the national news media and political power brokers.

Doug Fabian | May 16, 2014

The Dow and the S&P 500 are hovering in lofty new-high territory these days. While the major indices basically have done so via a slow grind toward the top this year, it has been a different story for stocks in the emerging markets.

Peter Morici | May 16, 2014

Climate change cannot be denied. The inconvenient truth President Obama refuses to accept is that U.S. efforts to significantly alter its course are fruitless, and severely handicap America's ability to mitigate its consequences.

Night Watch | May 16, 2014

The round table talks are not what the Russians had in mind when President Putin said he supported dialogue. Nevertheless, the Russians are being very careful to not show their intentions yet.

Charles Payne | May 16, 2014

There are many people raising families on fast food salaries, however, many of them live in households with numerous income earners. Moreover, many of the people are like Leika Reynolds; the 11th grader from Atlanta, who saw working at McDonald's as a steppingstone.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 16, 2014

Some of the worst examples of government thuggery are the result of “asset forfeiture,” which happens when governments confiscate the property of people who haven’t been convicted of any crime. Heck, sometimes they’re not even charged with any crime.

Mike Shedlock | May 16, 2014

Higher prices in this competitive environment generally lead to falling real wages. Sure enough, the BLS reports Real Average Hourly Earnings Fall 0.3 Percent in April.

Thu, May 15, 2014

Rebecca Hagelin | May 15, 2014

Under the extremely liberal and near socialist reign of President Obama, it is easy to blame America’s drifting away from its founding principles on Democrats. But the truth of the matter is that both parties are at fault and have lost their way- especially the Republican Party.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 15, 2014

It's spring, an election off year and primaries are in full swing across the country. In my home state of Georgia, the primary is less than a week away, and the ballot is chock full of hotly contested primaries.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 15, 2014

Nigeria's homegrown, al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Boko Haram, brags openly that it recently kidnapped about 300 young Nigerian girls. It boasts that it will sell them into sexual slavery.

Derek Hunter | May 15, 2014

One thing I’m fond of saying on the radio is “Stupid spreads like a cold on a plane.” Mostly because it does. And mostly because that “stupid” is generally some progressive idea of governance, some plan or proposal to “fix” whatever the issue du jour happens to be.

Larry Elder | May 15, 2014

The Beverly Hills Hotel, owned by the sultan of Brunei, is a ghost town.

Judge Andrew Napolitano | May 15, 2014

I am not a fan of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner. He presided over the politically conceived, patently unconstitutional and anti-free market taxpayer bailouts of banks, automakers and insurance companies in the latter part of the administration of former President George W. Bush, when he was the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and during the first term of President Obama, when he was the secretary of the Treasury.

John Ransom | May 15, 2014

A small group of people-- say central bankers combined with go-getters in a presidential administration-- decide who shall be successful and who shall not be successful. If that's not oligarchy, here's what is.

Cal Thomas | May 15, 2014

Once, Social Security was the "third rail" of politics. Touch it and face political death. Now it is homosexuality. Criticize anything gay people do and you risk ostracism, fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood.

Debra J. Saunders | May 15, 2014

First the censorious left went after Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born critic of Islam's treatment of women, after Brandeis University had invited her to receive an honorary degree. Bowing to political correctness, Brandeis rescinded the invitation.

Matt Towery | May 15, 2014

The national media continue to tout Georgia's soon-to-be-open U.S. Senate seat as one of just a few "swing" states that could end up going Democrat in a year that otherwise seems to look great for the GOP nationally.

Paul Greenberg | May 15, 2014

Condoleezza Rice, our former secretary of state, is the latest public figure to be chased off a university campus by the bullies, formally known as student protesters.

Cliff May | May 15, 2014

Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres brought a smile to my lips last week – and not by saying anything funny.

Steve Chapman | May 15, 2014

The logic behind laws requiring voters to provide a government-issued photo identification card is simple and seductive: If you need to show an ID to board a plane, open a bank account, get public aid or do any number of other things, it only makes sense to do the same before casting a ballot.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 15, 2014

The arrival last week of the enormous -- 829 pages! -- and laborious U.S. National Climate Assessment, a report put together by 300 American worrywarts, reminds me of a little noted fact.

Jerry Newcombe | May 15, 2014

In our own backyard here in Broward County has arisen a disturbing story of a twelve year old boy (Giovanni Rubeo) getting in trouble with his teacher for having the audacity of reading the Bible to himself during free time, when the children were free to read whatever they wanted to.

Doug Fabian | May 15, 2014

One major difference between exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds is that ETFs tend to be passively managed. This means they follow the components of a specific industry group, sector, index, etc.

Nicholas Vardy | May 15, 2014

I have a confession to make. Like other market watchers, I’ve spent the last few years digesting the consequences of the financial meltdown of 2008.

Bill Tatro | May 15, 2014

Periodically the Chief Market Strategist (CMS) at LPL Financial grabs the money headlines with dramatic pronouncements. I follow his Yoda-like pontifications for very personal reasons.

Night Watch | May 15, 2014

The clashes are the opening rounds of escalating violence. The Kyiv-appointed governor of Donetsk claimed he is the rightful governor and vowed that the presidential election will be held in his Oblast on 25 May.

Charles Payne | May 15, 2014

The media has been focused on the sham elections in parts of Ukraine, but it is the election of a new leader in India, which could change the world.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 15, 2014

While theory is important, I suspect most people are more likely to be convinced by real-world evidence. This is why I frequently compare nations when arguing that free markets and small government are the best way of generating prosperity.

Mike Shedlock | May 15, 2014

Given that government spending adds to GDP by definition, How much of GDP is deficit financing of demand brought forward?

John Kass | May 15, 2014

Many of you know that I'm not Hillary Clinton's biggest fan. But I would never question whether she was right in the head. Instead, what bothers me is that dark, crusty clump of carbon that some may confuse with a soul.

Ashley Pratte | May 15, 2014

Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government is now requiring all first year students to undergo a course titled “checking your privilege” as part of their orientation.

Wed, May 14, 2014

Joanne Moudy | May 14, 2014

For all the malarkey the left spews about the fabricated War on Women in America, one would think there is real persecution happening within our borders. Yet the truth is that Sandra Fluke, Gloria Steinem, and the rest of the bra-burning brigade don’t have a clue and are an embarrassment of the worst order.

Ann Coulter | May 14, 2014

As described in last week's column, The New York Times and other sanctimonious news outlets censored details about the crime that put Clayton Lockett on death row, the better to generate revulsion at his deserved execution. You might say they buried the facts alive.

Alex Nowrasteh | May 14, 2014

The standard caveat issued by those who advocate tight immigration restrictions is that while they support legal immigration, they want to crack down on unauthorized immigration. Now, some immigration restrictionists are taking it a step further in opposing even legal immigration.

Brian Birdnow | May 14, 2014

Last week a World Bank report that compares something called purchasing power parity claimed that, based on the purchasing power statistics, the Chinese economy has reached a point of rough equality with the United States, or, could actually have moved slightly ahead of the USA, based on the incomplete figures of economic growth over the last three years.

Bob Barr | May 14, 2014

President Ronald Reagan was optimistic about the future of immigration reform when he signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, a legislative effort he described as one of the “longest and most difficult” of the time.

Thomas Sowell | May 14, 2014

A political battle that is shaping up in San Francisco has implications for other communities across the country. he issue that will be on the June ballot is whether voter approval shall be required to change the height restrictions on buildings along the San Francisco waterfront.

Michelle Malkin | May 14, 2014

When Obamacare operatives aren't busy trashing the private health insurance market and squandering billions on useless technology, they're busy ... being idle. File the latest example of government health care profligacy under "Caution: Your tax dollars not at work."

John Stossel | May 14, 2014

It's wedding season! More Americans get married in June than in other months. Why June? The timing seems pretty arbitrary if you look up its history.

Walter E. Williams | May 14, 2014

Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers owner, was recorded by his mistress making some crude racist remarks. Since then, Sterling's racist comments have dominated the news, from talk radio to late-night shows.

Dr. Ben Carson | May 14, 2014

The recent escalating arguments over whether there should be further congressional hearings on Benghazi are troubling. The fact that there are substantial numbers of people who feel that there is nothing more to investigate when four American lives were lost and no one has answered for this crime provides an indication of how far our sense of justice has slipped.

Jonah Goldberg | May 14, 2014

What is happening to the Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram is tragic. The sinking of the Titanic, the fall of Saigon, the British defeat at Gallipoli, the Dred Scott decision -- tragedies all.

John Ransom | May 14, 2014

Yes, at a time that Americans were feeling the greatest effects of the Great Recession, Buffett’s company would see almost $4 billion in profits made in less than a year thanks to government money.

Austin Hill | May 14, 2014

Last week's naval confrontation between Vietnam and China involved an old and unresolved territorial dispute in the South China Sea. For decades, the Communist neighbors have sparred over the islets. However, Hanoi's high-risk response led to the most dangerous clash since the bloody 1979 China-Vietnam border war.

Ben Shapiro | May 14, 2014

This week, a picture emerged of Islamist terror group Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau holding a machine gun in one hand and a piece of paper in the other. On that paper was scrawled: "#WeSurrender."

Terry Jeffrey | May 14, 2014

The public schools in Washington, D.C., spent $29,349 per pupil in the 2010-2011 school year, according to the latest data from National Center for Education Statistics, but in 2013 fully 83 percent of the eighth graders in these schools were not "proficient" in reading and 81 percent were not "proficient" in math.

James Harris | May 14, 2014

The year was 1982, and the location was the University of Wisconsin’s campus in Madison. While listening to cassette tapes of Louis Farrakhan, I was invited to a Bible study by a young man who came from what many of the blacks from Wisconsin called “Whitefolks” Bay (Whitefish Bay).

Rachel Marsden | May 14, 2014

As a chronic immigrant, I'm loath to support immigration policies that might make life difficult for anyone seeking to legitimately integrate into and contribute to an adoptive nation. Nonetheless, as the Obama administration attempts to reform U.S. immigration policies, there needs to be some standard of selection for immigrants.

Donald Lambro | May 14, 2014

President Obama, who's notorious for playing fast and loose with the truth, told another whopper last week about the Republicans in Congress.

Jacob Sullum | May 14, 2014

A year before most of us knew that the National Security Agency was routinely collecting our phone records, Ron Wyden warned that the Obama administration would regret keeping us in the dark.

Marvin Olasky | May 14, 2014

Thirty years ago Congress passed protective measures regarding pornography. On May 21, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Child Protection Act, which was supposed to protect persons younger than 18 from exploitation by pornographers.

Matt Mackowiak | May 14, 2014

Education has become a major issue in the Texas governor's race, with six months to go.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 14, 2014

Live from the Money Show in Las Vegas: The Federal Reserve, apparently, doesn’t learn from its mistakes. Peter Schiff joined the program, live from Las Vegas, to talk about the Keynesians who run America’s fiscal policy.

Peter Morici | May 14, 2014

Economic inequality has emerged as the central political challenge of the 21st Century. Left wing academics and politicians are quick with quack remedies -- higher taxes on the wealthy that will only send more investment abroad and smother growth.

Bill Tatro | May 14, 2014

Under the Obama watch all prior “mums the word” seems to have gone out the window. People like Senator John McCain and Secretary of State John Kerry actually encourage both privately and more important publically coups and revolutions to take place.

Night Watch | May 14, 2014

Apparently for France, a whole Ukraine is not worth the Russian contract for two ships.

Charles Payne | May 14, 2014

Small businesses, the backbone of the economy, create the most jobs, but they get the least amount of love from Washington DC.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 14, 2014

Donald Sterling has free speech, but that doesn’t mean he is free from consequences if he says something dumb.

Mike Shedlock | May 14, 2014

The civil war in Ukraine took a bloody turn for the worse today as separatists killed six Ukrainian soldiers and wounded eight others in an ambush near Kramatorsk in the Donetsk region.

Ken Connor | May 14, 2014

For several years my wife and I attended a little church in Virginia called St. Peter's. Every Sunday during the "Prayers of the People" we would pray for persecuted Christians throughout the world, and each week, two different countries would be named.

Nick Sorrentino | May 14, 2014

TARP was the absolute height of crony capitalism. Many of the big banks should have gone down, but in the midst of a “Blackberry panic” – as David Stockman puts it – the masters of the masters of the universe lost sight of reality and the nature of markets.

Michael Schaus | May 14, 2014

Lawrence Torcello wrote an essay suggesting that scientists who fail to fall in line with global warming alarmists should be charged with criminal negligence, and possibly even be thrown in jail. Nothing screams academic freedom like a little intellectual Fascism.

Frank Turek | May 14, 2014

Anyone who opposes same-sex marriage is wrong, says the “gay mafia”—the term the liberal TV personality Bill Maher gave to homosexual activists who “whack” dissenters.

Tue, May 13, 2014

Ade Adefuye | May 13, 2014

Boko Haram, an Islamic jihadist militant and terrorist organization, has caused much pain and heartache in Northern Nigeria and around the world. The public can rest assured that the Nigerian Government is working in close partnership with the United States to combat the security and economic challenges that Northern Nigeria is currently facing.

Ken Blackwell | May 13, 2014

With Iran on the verge of obtaining nuclear weapons and Russia wanting to re-assert itself as a world power through the Ukrainian crisis, a strong military presence in the world is more important for America than ever.

Armstrong Williams | May 13, 2014

On Sunday night, 11 Nigerian girls were kidnapped in two remote villages in Northeastern Nigeria. These missing girls add to the list of up to 276 girls who are currently missing in that part of the country.

Thomas Sowell | May 13, 2014

There seems to be a full-court press on to get colleges to "do something" about rape on campus. But there seems to be remarkably little attention paid to two crucial facts: (1) rape is a crime and (2) colleges are not qualified to be law-enforcement institutions.

Ron Paul | May 13, 2014

In several eastern Ukrainian towns over the past week, the military opened fire on its own citizens. Dozens may have been killed in the violence. Although the U.S. government generally condemns a country's use of military force against its own population, especially if they are unarmed protesters, this time the U.S. administration blamed the victims.

Chuck Norris | May 13, 2014

The Obama administration continues to suppress documents that could finally explain why U.S. officials lied to the world that the September 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, occurred as a protest over an American-made anti-Muslim video.

John Hawkins | May 13, 2014

One of the biggest myths in politics is that Republicans are the "party of the rich." If only....then the rich might be voting for us and pouring massive money into the Republican Party.

Michael Barone | May 13, 2014

Demography is destiny, we are often told, and rightly -- up to a point. The American electorate is made up of multiple identifiable segments, defined in various ways, by race and ethnicity, by age cohort, by region and religiosity (or lack thereof), by economic status and interest.

David Limbaugh | May 13, 2014

Before I begin, I want to pose a question to the powers that control our society today: Am I allowed to comment on issues that pertain to homosexuality if I don't echo the views of our masters?

Mona Charen | May 13, 2014

It's a cliche to say that Washington, D.C., is "out of touch" with voters, but there's something to it. Arguably, in 2012, the Republican Party seemed focused on a subject -- debt -- that wasn't a high priority for average Americans.

John Ransom | May 13, 2014

Satanism isn’t the complete collapse of the moral order; rather it’s the advocacy of immorality as a positive good, as the superior order of the universe-- and even if you don't believe in either Satan or God, one should worry about encouraging people to celebrate evil.

Cal Thomas | May 13, 2014

I have great respect for the humility displayed by Pope Francis, but in his latest call for the "legitimate" redistribution of wealth, he has it backward. Instead of taking more money from those who have earned it, he should advocate for creating new wealth.

Dennis Prager | May 13, 2014

Most conservatives, and just about all independents, have a huge misperception of the left. They think that the gulf between conservatism and leftism is primarily about means, not goals.

Pat Buchanan | May 13, 2014

News that Pfizer, the world's largest pharmaceutical company, plans to buy Britain's AstraZeneca for $106 billion, renounce its U.S. citizenship, and declare itself a British company, has jolted Congress.

Debra J. Saunders | May 13, 2014

A poll released last week reported that 7 percent of American journalists say they are Republicans. The survey also found that the news force is aging, having a median age of 47. And 62 percent of journalists are men.

Phyllis Schlafly | May 13, 2014

"My Child Is Not Common" are the words on the attention-getting signs carried by a group of white and African-American mothers protesting the adoption of the aggressively promoted Common Core Standards.

Bill Murchison | May 13, 2014

The hollowness at the core of 21st century liberal politics stands out against the backdrop of the big climate change ... would "debate" be the word? Not likely. The air fills with assumptions, generated by the media sources that channel most political assumptions.

Tom Purcell | May 13, 2014

What do you mean Americans have gotten ruder? "Poll after poll has been showing it in recent years. More than 70 percent of the respondents questioned in an Associated Press poll believe people are ruder than they were 20 or 30 years ago."

Mike Shedlock | May 13, 2014

While the US pressures European nations for more sanctions, many of which on individuals who have nothing to do with the crisis, France Won't Cancel Warship Deal with Russia

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 13, 2014

We even know that the descendents of the candle makers, buggy builders, and typewriter producers are better off because our economy is so much more productive.

Robert Knight | May 13, 2014

After the full House of Representatives cited former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois G. Lerner for contempt of Congress on Wednesday, the Washington Times fittingly made it the lead story.

Ralph Benko | May 13, 2014

Leader Reid has cast himself as the point man in a campaign by the left to vilify Charles and David Koch. As recently inventoried by The Washington Free Beacon, and as noted by The Washington Post, Reid has vilified the Koch name, at last count, 134 times.

Night Watch | May 13, 2014

Considering how long it takes the UN and other international agencies to prepare for elections and referenda, the eastern Ukrainians did remarkably well in staging the referendum. The West reported "chaos"; that the referendum was illegitimate and lacked credibility; and implied it failed.

John Nantz | May 13, 2014

The tattered husk of climate change is once again being drawn from its dusty shelf in a pathetic attempt to distract from issues lethal to the Obama administration. Climate change is the current analog of the turn of the century flat earth theory.

Phil Kerpen | May 13, 2014

Angry liberals are set to descend on the Federal Communications Commission to disgrace themselves by shouting down the proceedings. The lead group involved, Free Press, has sent out an invitation asking people to bring "pots, pans or whatever else you can bang on so the FCC hears our message loud and clear."

Frank Turek | May 13, 2014

What reasons, other than religious reasons, might someone want to keep marriage defined as only the union of one man and one woman?

Mon, May 12, 2014

David Craig | May 12, 2014

When someone hears bureaucratic terms like “compliance, mandates and penalties,” they might think of the EPA, the IRS, or these days, the Department of Health and Human Services. But another federal government department is fast adopting the language of strict and onerous regulation.

John Bennett | May 12, 2014

The Broward County, Florida, School Board will continue to tolerate parents wearing sagging pants, short shorts, and pajamas to drop off and pick up children at school, but one Broward teacher has no such toleration for the Bible in her classroom.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | May 12, 2014

Throughout my life, I have been impacted by the work of Martin Luther King and others as they worked to bring equality to people of my race. It is interesting, however, the way in which people interpret the events that have brought us to this point.

Michael Schaus | May 12, 2014

Eleanor Clift declared that the American Ambassador, Chris Stevens, was not murdered… He “died of smoke inhalation”. Hillary Clinton might have suggested that the circumstances leading to Steven’s death don’t matter, but Clift has reached a new level of moral bankruptcy.

Scottie Hughes | May 12, 2014

Tuesday's primaries are just another round of the Republican Party trying to figure out how we are going to be defined for the next 2 years going into the 2016 Presidential race. Much of the establishment would like to show certain losses as the reasons why the Tea Party/Conservative wing of the Party should not be given a seat at the table.

Kurt Schlichter | May 12, 2014

Liberals have a new word for what normal people call “success.” They call it “privilege,” as if a happy, prosperous life is the result of some magic process related to where your great-great-great-grandfather came from.

Star Parker | May 12, 2014

What’s all the crowing about regarding North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis’ victory in the North Carolina Republican Senate primary this week? I’m talking about the crowing that this is some kind of defeat for the Tea Party.

Cathy Reisenwitz | May 12, 2014

Think of every area where the GOP has strayed from its conservative roots. The bailouts. TARP. Out-of-control government spying. Job-killing corporate cronyism. There is one man in Congress consistently saying “no” to making government bigger and less accountable.

John Ransom | May 12, 2014

Yes, 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.

Katie Kieffer | May 12, 2014

Eric Holder gets a thrill out of villainy. He’s the DOJ’s original bad boy.

Rachel Alexander | May 12, 2014

The scandals are beginning to snowball around Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne, who is running for reelection this year.

Rich Galen | May 12, 2014

On Friday, I drove down to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina to attend the retirement ceremony of Colonel Mike Ceroli.

Matt Barber | May 12, 2014

While in the vast majority of their constitutionally related writings the Founding Fathers were explicit that the judicial branch of government is effectively the weakest of the three, such is not the case with today’s modern misapplication.

Shawn Mitchell | May 12, 2014

The state is paying in confusion and harassment of innocent citizens.

Mark Baisley | May 12, 2014

If Ambassador Chris Stevens lost his life while advancing a surreptitious sortie, Boehner would have been aware of it as a full-fledged member of the Gang of Eight.

Frank Turek | May 12, 2014

Is same-sex marriage really a “right”? If so, by what standard is it a right? Who said and by what authority?

Mike Shedlock | May 12, 2014

Advances in 3D medical printing are quite amazing. Here are some recent articles on 3Ders.Org.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 12, 2014

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that a bureaucracy representing governments has a list of policies designed to increase government power. But that doesn’t change the fact that class-warfare policies are destructive.

Political Calculations | May 12, 2014

While these figures would still suggest that the U.S. economy is experiencing recessionary conditions, it is a marked improvement over each of the first three months of the year, in which a combined total of 91 U.S. publicly-traded companies acted to cut dividend payments to their owners and shareholders.

Nick Sorrentino | May 12, 2014

Sounds like Geithner’s book is another one to pick up in the bargain bin in a couple months along with Thomas Piketty’s.

Michael F. Cannon | May 12, 2014

As an economist might put it, this means there are likely to be policies out there that could save a lot more lives than RomneyCare does per dollar spent.

Mark Calabria | May 12, 2014

Compared to most asset classes, CLOs performed well during the financial crisis, even if new issuance fell for a short time following the crisis.

Chris Edwards | May 12, 2014

Mad “asked readers to write FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to request an ‘Official Draft Dodger Card,’” and many did. Hoover was not amused.

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John Hawkins | May 11, 2014

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”

Derek Hunter | May 11, 2014

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said he was “stunned” today by the announcement that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau would surrender himself and all his followers to authorities after he realized he’d started a trending hashtag on Twitter that even First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted.

John Ransom | May 11, 2014

The Republicans don't actually have to go into high gear with 'Koch Brothers' scare tactics. The truth with Obama, Obamacare and the progressive left is scary enough.

Austin Hill | May 11, 2014

Have you noticed that the cries of the cultural and political “left” in the U.S. are becoming more venomous and shrill?

Doug Giles | May 11, 2014

Last week, the Left’s Cult of the Repugnant went further down the toilet of doom when Emily Letts released a video showing her having an abortion and talking about how “cool” it was to suck an unborn baby through a vacuum cleaner fitted with razor blades.

Debra J. Saunders | May 11, 2014

It tells you how completely California has become a one-party state that practically no one in Sacramento believes that a Republican can beat Gov. Jerry Brown in November. But GOP big shots think it is very important which Republican loses to Brown, 76, in November -- former Treasury official Neel Kashkari or Assemblyman Tim Donnelly.

Bruce Bialosky | May 11, 2014

Most everyone remembers that the biggest story of last year’s holiday season was not the hottest new toy or the stampeding crowds seeking post-Christmas sales. The biggest story was a computer breach at Target, one of America’s largest retailers that exposed the credit card information of millions of people to despicable hackers.

Paul Jacob | May 11, 2014

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Brandon Howell | May 11, 2014

Michelle Nunn will inarguably be the Democrats’ nominee for the state’s open Senate seat, made vacant by Saxby Chambliss’s foregoing a bid for a third term.

Steve Chapman | May 11, 2014

Many years ago, as a college Republican, I spent one summer in Austin working for a candidate in a special election for the Texas senate.

Kevin McCullough | May 11, 2014

In bold, high definition, if you slowed the frame down enough, you could see the spray of spittle flying across the broadcast table at his fellow co-hosts on-the-air.

Larry Provost | May 11, 2014

Recently a California school district believed that it would be smart assignment for an eighth grade class to have a discussion as to whether or not the Holocaust happened. What is worse is that any Conservative would believe this idea to be a good one.

Mark Skousen | May 11, 2014

I recently watched a classic Yankees baseball game on TV played in the late 1970s. Ron Guidry was the pitcher. The game flew by quickly, taking less than two hours.

Mike Shedlock | May 11, 2014

In the past few days, three candidates who ran for the last Republican presidential nomination, including nominee Mitt Romney, have endorsed a higher minimum wage.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 11, 2014

President George H.W. Bush was just awarded a “profiles in courage” award for raising taxes and breaking his read-my-lips promise by the crowd at Harvard’s Kennedy School.

Political Calculations | May 11, 2014

From what we've previously observed, it takes about six months for the full impact of a minimum wage increase to be felt in the economy after its hiked - whether at the state level or at the federal level.

Jack Kerwick | May 11, 2014

What the Condi Rice affair at Rutgers reveals to us about contemporary academia.

Christine Rousselle | May 11, 2014

Finding Mr. Righteous was a touching, entertaining, and at times heartbreaking memoir about dating and a search for spiritual truth in the District of Columbia.

Jeff Crouere | May 11, 2014

Liberals are totally threatened by an opposing viewpoint. They are not at all secure in their beliefs and are worried about their set of principles being tested by a contrary position.

Joanne Moudy | May 11, 2014

As everyone knows, November 2014 will be a crucial election if Republicans hope to gain ground against Obamacare, amnesty and the skyrocketing debt.