Sat, May 31, 2014

John Hawkins | May 31, 2014

Calling someone a "racist" used to mean that a person disliked certain people because of their skin color.

John Ransom | May 31, 2014

Since they can't blame the weather in April, what's the rationale to explain how they missed the decline in consumer spending? They blame the weather of course-- again.

Ken Blackwell | May 31, 2014

When Sen. Barack Obama went to Berlin in 2008 and proclaimed himself a “citizen of the world,” he was acclaimed by hundreds of thousands of young Germans. They were as excited as many young Americans were by this avatar of Hope and Change.

Paul Driessen | May 31, 2014

Impose job-killing policies on the assumption that we’re causing a CO2-driven catastrophe.

Ed Feulner | May 31, 2014

If I asked you, as we mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, to sum up that battle in one word, what would it be? For me, it would be “courage.”

Peter Morici | May 31, 2014

In a major address at West Point, President Obama once again sought to articulate a foreign policy that places greater emphasis on diplomacy, economic leverage and recourse to international law.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 31, 2014

On many occasions, I’ve explained that economic output is a function of how much labor and capital are productively utilized.

Doug Fabian | May 31, 2014

Small exchange-traded fund (ETF) providers can sometimes craft interesting alternative strategies for investors.

Stephen DeMaura | May 31, 2014

The ancient Roman historian Livy observed that “the unknown always inspires terror.” That was not a novel idea for the Romans – fear of the unknown is as old as humanity itself. Much more recently, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld reminded us just how many kinds of “unknowns” there were to fear.

Charles Payne | May 31, 2014

Two news items on employment and income shocked the nation, although for different reasons. The news provided fodder for those critical of capitalism and champions for "fairness" in America.

Mike Shedlock | May 31, 2014

As boomers and gen-Xers hand over the economic reins to millennials, a once in a multi-generational attitude shift comes with it.

Night Watch | May 31, 2014

The separatists have destroyed several helicopters in the past month, but those were destroyed on or near the ground. Today's downing raises suspicions about the nature and extent of separatist weapons stocks and the possibility of outside supply.

Chris Versace | May 31, 2014

We are two-thirds through the current quarter, and while there are signs it is far stronger than the March quarter, we’re still looking in the rear-view mirror this week.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 31, 2014

Howard Dean said that the real problem is the media… Apparently he thinks Obama’s foreign policy is “too sophisticated” for the media to understand. Also, Seattle recently upped their minimum wage to 27 dollars per hour. (As if Starbucks coffee wasn’t expensive enough already.)

Fri, May 30, 2014

Hugh Hewitt | May 30, 2014

“It is inaccurate to state that every single one of them was influenced by this hateful video."

Larry Kudlow | May 30, 2014

Bullish for stocks, bearish for Dems.

Humberto Fontova | May 30, 2014

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue was barely finished calling for the further impoverishment of American workers (i.e. “immigration reform”) when he shows up as a guest of Cuba’s Stalinist regime and gives a speech at the University of Havana calling for a further fleecing of American taxpayers (i.e. ending the so-called Cuba embargo.)

Paul Greenberg | May 30, 2014

Our president went to West Point this week, looked over all his works in shaping American foreign policy and the world in general ... and pronounced it good. "This is American leadership," he concluded. "This is American strength."

Caroline Glick | May 30, 2014

On June 10, the Knesset will elect President Shimon Peres’s successor. As he departs the President’s Residence at the end of June, the media will provide saturation coverage of his final days and tell us over and over that Peres is the greatest statesman in Jewish history.

Linda Chavez | May 30, 2014

In President Barack Obama's egocentric world, everything -- civil war in Syria, Russian power grabs in Ukraine, Chinese claims to Vietnamese and Japanese territory in the South China Sea, and peace in the Middle East -- revolves around him.

Michael Schaus | May 30, 2014

Putin is getting the Soviet band back together and the Middle East is engaged in a shooting war over who hates Americans more… Either Obama’s brilliant plan to create world peace has gone horribly wrong, or he really has no idea what he’s doing.

Michelle Malkin | May 30, 2014

Like millions of other American parents, my husband and I received a warning letter from the BMI police last week.

Mark Davis | May 30, 2014

By now you’ve surely heard some less than glowing characterizations of President Obama’s May 28 commencement address at West Point. Maybe you’ve seen the video, peppered with soft applause, far less than what one might expect at a presidential address at a military academy.

Brent Bozell | May 30, 2014

It's been 10 years since Ronald Reagan passed away, but one horrible myth about him will not die. When he passed, The Advocate magazine published an essay by radical gay playwright Larry Kramer titled "Adolf Reagan."

Michael Barone | May 30, 2014

The opinion pages, economic journals and liberal websites are atwitter (a-Twitter?) these days over French economist Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century." Left-wingers cite Piketty's statistics showing growing wealth inequality -- though some have been challenged by the Financial Times -- in support of Piketty's policy response, huge taxes on high incomes and accumulated wealth.

Jonah Goldberg | May 30, 2014

?Can we please stop holding the country hostage to crazy people?

David Limbaugh | May 30, 2014

Have you heard about "trigger warnings," the latest thought control lunacy that has found its way onto college campuses? I weep for our children as they try to navigate the insanity in our society fronting as being protective of their interests.

John Ransom | May 30, 2014

A lame-duck president, lacking even the bully pulpit with his base, is death; death by midterm, which in most liberal states has been declared cruel and unusual punishment even for the most hardened Democrats.

Mona Charen | May 30, 2014

Here's a not-so-bold prediction: After the press loses interest in the Veterans Affairs scandal, after the investigations have been completed and one or two officials have resigned, nothing will change.

Lisa De Pasquale | May 30, 2014

In President Reagan’s final address from the White House he talked about the important of an “informed patriotism.”

Pat Buchanan | May 30, 2014

With his address at West Point, President Obama succeeded where all his previous efforts had failed. He brought us together.

Suzanne Fields | May 30, 2014

Inquiring minds want to know, and nothing frustrates the modern mind like tragedy that defies rational explanation.

Donald Lambro | May 30, 2014

President Obama announced another foreign policy plan this week, telling our adversaries when and under what circumstances the U.S. will use its forces abroad. That was the message he sent to the world at West Point Wednesday, laying out a far more narrowly-defined, post-9/11 foreign policy, as the U.S. withdraws from the war in Afghanistan.

Michael Brown | May 30, 2014

?The few times I have written an article about the possible connection between violent acts and violent video games, I immediately receive responses from readers who say, “I’ve played violent video games for years, and they have not affected me negatively. I’m perfectly capable of distinguishing between fantasy and reality.”

Night Watch | May 30, 2014

Infighting has increased since the death by drone attack of Hakimullah Mehsud last year. There are numerous reasons for the infighting. Only a few of them are known in the open source domain.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 30, 2014

Well, another loser killed a bunch of people, this time in Santa Barbara, California. Which gives gun control zealots an opportunity to seize upon the tragedy to recycle their calls to restrict private firearms ownership and otherwise erode the Second Amendment.

Doug Fabian | May 30, 2014

For every bull out there arguing in favor of a rebound in the Chinese economy and stock market, there are an equal (perhaps greater) number of bears proclaiming that China’s economic data cannot be trusted.

Charles Payne | May 30, 2014

The new Google electric car was unveiled this week, which can only be described as cute, but hardly designed for most Americans. We gleefully welcome all innovations with open arms...even when they come with limited leg space.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 30, 2014

Obama’s “recovery” continues to surprise. Despite the fact that GDP contracted in the first part of the year, some Keynesian cheerleaders in the media are determined to spin the numbers as “good news” for the economy.

Bill Tatro | May 30, 2014

According to most liberals, mainstream media (perhaps one and the same) and Wall Street pundits “No one credible thinks this is the beginning of a new recession.”

Mike Shedlock | May 30, 2014

French President Francois Hollande hiked income taxes, VAT and corporation tax following his election two years ago. Hollande estimated those tax hikes would raise €30 Billion in revenue.

Thu, May 29, 2014

Erick Erickson | May 29, 2014

Crime may be falling in the country, but mass murder seems to be increasing if only through perception and news coverage. Another young man in California decided to take lives because he was unhappy with his own.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | May 29, 2014

For those of us with school-age children, May Madness is almost over. No longer simply a time for tests, projects and wrapping up work before the end of the school year, May has become a time for year-end celebrations, ceremonies and get-togethers. May is the new December in terms of over-scheduled activities and events.

Victor Davis Hanson | May 29, 2014

Seventy years ago this June 6, the Americans, British and Canadians stormed the beaches of Normandy in the largest amphibious invasion of Europe since the Persian king Xerxes invaded Greece in 480 B.C.

Brent Bozell | May 29, 2014

When George W. Bush was president, a week didn't go by when the press wasn't dismissing his intelligence and proclaiming his administration's incompetence. Over the weekend, President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan. Someone on his staff demonstrated truly jaw-dropping incompetence by accidentally releasing to 6,000 journalists the name of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan as part of Obama's welcoming delegation. That is a death sentence, not just for the agent but for all those around him.

Derek Hunter | May 29, 2014

In the wake of the killing spree of Elliot Rodger, progressives are up to their old tricks. Exhibiting the “never let a good crisis go to waste” mentality for which they are known, they seek to advance their agenda on the graves of victims of a sick, evil individual.

Larry Elder | May 29, 2014

Elliot Rodger's story is not one of an untreated, mentally ill, white mass-killer who illegally acquired fully automatic "assault weapons." This mixed white and Asian 22-year-old bought his firearms legally, did not use a long-arm or "high-capacity" weapon and had been in therapy since the age of 8. Half his murder victims were killed by knife. Several of the injured were run over by Rodger's car.

Mike Adams | May 29, 2014

Just a few weeks ago, one of my students, who is also one of your students, informed me that you have formed and expressed a very strong and negative opinion about the outcome of a civil rights case I was recently involved in with the university. I want to start by saying that I strongly support your right to criticize me by name in the classroom. Even crude, unprofessional, and uninformed speech is protected by our constitution. But the same principles that allow you to express your views also allow me to respond.

Judge Andrew Napolitano | May 29, 2014

With heart-pounding suspense, John le Carre-like intrigue and Jeffersonian fidelity to the principles of human freedom, Glenn Greenwald has just published "No Place to Hide." The book, which reads like a thriller, is Greenwald's story of his nonstop two weeks of work in May and June of 2013 in Hong Kong with former CIA agent and NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden. Greenwald was the point person who coordinated the public release of the 1.7 million pages of NSA documents that Snowden took with him in order to prove definitively that the federal government is spying on all of us all the time.

John Ransom | May 29, 2014

So John Kerry went on national TV yesterday to triple double dog dare Edward Snowden to come back from Russia. For the death penalty? Or life in prison?

Michael Reagan | May 29, 2014

You all know who he is.

Cal Thomas | May 29, 2014

While Tea Party candidates underperformed against establishment Republican incumbents in recent U.S. primary elections, in Europe their conservative cousins have just scored some spectacular victories.

John Linder | May 29, 2014

The finger pointing over the VA scandal is wasting valuable time. The problem rests neither with President Obama nor Secretary Shinseki.

Debra J. Saunders | May 29, 2014

How is it possible that the FBI agent who shot and killed an associate of a suspected Boston Marathon bomber has been pocketing more than $50,000 annually in disability benefits since he retired as an Oakland, California, police officer in 2004 at age 31?

Matt Towery | May 29, 2014

It came one day after our national holiday devoted to remembering those who lost their lives defending America. The broadening and apparently national scandal surrounding shoddy and negligent treatment of veterans in desperate need of health care from a government agency charged with providing it to them just officially rose to a potentially criminal level.

Paul Greenberg | May 29, 2014

Others may have taken a three-day weekend for Memorial Day, but the news never stops. Especially out of Europe, which continues to produce more bad news than it can safely absorb, which may explain why it was the origin of two world wars during the last century. Europe has long had enough calamity to export it worldwide.

Rich Galen | May 29, 2014

I was in Ukraine over the weekend as part of the Official Observer mission courtesy of the International Republican Institute.

Emmett Tyrrell | May 29, 2014

Apropos of a 22-year-old deranged student's slaughter of his male roommates, two coeds, and another male student, as well as leaving 13 injured and in the hospital, I have been doing my research. In the courses of which, I came across this quote on the front page of Tuesday's New York Times. A second-year student in global studies at the university where the crimes were committed said in the news story's second paragraph that, "If we don't talk misogyny now, when are we going to talk about it?"

Rebecca Hagelin | May 29, 2014

The world's greatest poets, screen writers and story tellers could never pen more intimate words than those spoken by Adam when God created Eve to be his bride.

Steve Chapman | May 29, 2014

About now, Barack Obama may be wondering why he thought it would be such fun to serve a second term rather than go lounge on a beach in Hawaii. Life in the White House has become a daily ordeal of pain and frustration. Nothing is going well.

Charles Payne | May 29, 2014

In 1976, 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going take this anymore,' was one of the most memorable quotes in movie history. It became an instant classic and matched the mood of the nation.

Bob Goldman | May 29, 2014

Let's be honest here -- you need a jolt.

Nick Sorrentino | May 29, 2014

We are so conditioned to the idea that the cost of renting money fundamentally should be determined by a central bank that most don’t think anything of monetary policy.

Michael Schaus | May 29, 2014

Apparently, the FDA has no real clue about what, if any, health effects nicotine-water-vapor has on someone’s lungs… Which, according to the government, is why we need to start regulating the heck out of the industry.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 29, 2014

If you appreciate the common-sense notion of the Laffer Curve, you’re in for a treat.

Nicholas Vardy | May 29, 2014

For all its fans among those seeking enlightenment, not everyone has a high opinion of India.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 29, 2014

We’re basically “supporting” Ukraine by sending them some pocket change, two twelve packs of diet soda, and other “non-lethal” aid… But we’re still giving RPGs and AK-47s to Syrian Islamists, right? Is anyone doing a background check on these weapon transfers?

John Kass | May 29, 2014

The Democrats have it all wrong when it comes to one of their choices for a new President Barack Obama bumper sticker:

Mike Shedlock | May 29, 2014

Assume for a second, every application was perfectly written. There would still be too many people seeking jobs, than jobs exist.

Night Watch | May 29, 2014

The general incompetence of Nigerian forces makes suspect any claim that they have found the location of the kidnapped girls. That claim almost certainly is a hoax to try to make the government look less bumbling.

Wed, May 28, 2014

Ann Coulter | May 28, 2014

Mass murder at a sunny college campus in a beach town would normally be considered "newsy," but Elliot Rodger's massacre at the University of California-Santa Barbara last Friday is getting surprisingly little press.

Bob Barr | May 28, 2014

?I have been working to fix problems with the USA PATRIOT Act even before the ink dried on President George W. Bush’s signature when he signed the bill on October 26, 2001.

Austin Bay | May 28, 2014

Ukraine has won another important political battle in its war with the Kremlin. Ballots are not bullets but in Ukraine's case, last Sunday's presidential election confirmed the Ukrainian people's will to resist Russian imperialism and defend their independence.

Joanne Moudy | May 28, 2014

?Shackled for four months to the floor of her prison cage in Khartoum, Sudan, Dr. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag gave birth to a baby girl five days early.

Dr. Ben Carson | May 28, 2014

More discussion on the topic of pragmatism and politics is critical. If conservatives decide to take their marbles and go home rather than fight to the bitter end because they feel their principles have been compromised, they will needlessly subject future generations to untold misery.

Michelle Malkin | May 28, 2014

Behold Canada and America. One country supports the efforts of a U.S. special forces soldier's widow to hold accountable the jihadist who killed her husband and the father of her two young children. The other country helped free that jihadist from Guantanamo Bay in a shady deal that appeased his far-left allies.

John Stossel | May 28, 2014

It's easy to scare people about what's in their food, but the danger is almost never real. And the fear itself kills.

Walter E. Williams | May 28, 2014

What would you think if your 8-year-old came home and told you that "white privilege is something that white people have, meaning they have an advantage in a lot of things and they can get a job more easily"?

Ron Paul | May 28, 2014

President Obama held a press conference last week to express his outrage over reports that the Veterans Administration was routinely delaying treatment to veterans, with some veterans even dying while on alleged secret waiting lists.

Jonah Goldberg | May 28, 2014

Vladimir Putin, with the aid of his vast propaganda machinery, has convinced many Russians that the interim government in Ukraine is expressly Nazi and fascist. And while there were some neo-Nazi goons among the protesters who brought down the corrupt government of Victor Yanukovich, and there are definitely ultranationalists among the coalition resisting Moscow, it's simply a transparent lie that the current government is fascist.

John Ransom | May 28, 2014

Obama may not have been able to make the sea recede- by the way, what kind of a lunatic promises that? That’s a question for my Democrat friends—but Clinton sure made the world a colder place.

Terry Jeffrey | May 28, 2014

Five years ago, President Barack Obama traveled to Egypt -- then still governed by the pro-American, secularist authoritarian Hosni Mubarak -- to explain how he believed this Earth could at last become a paradise.

Ben Shapiro | May 28, 2014

On the day before Memorial Day, President Barack Obama secretly flew into Afghanistan for a surprise visit to the troops.

Paul Greenberg | May 28, 2014

So there I was, reading a guest article in our newspaper here in Arkansas and nodding not just in agreement but admiration. And why not? For the guest writer was going right down the list of points I'd made over the years in favor of civil unions as an alternative to homosexual marriage

Phyllis Schlafly | May 28, 2014

The problem with the U.S. Veterans Affairs giving inferior and delayed care to veterans is a good window into the future of Obamacare. Both the VA and Obamacare suffer the endemic problems of a government-run single-payer system (aka socialism) -- no choice of doctors or hospitals, no insurance companies, broken promises, lengthy waits and bureaucratic cover-ups.

Donald Lambro | May 28, 2014

Federal spending is exploding under Barack Obama, shattering every record for budget deficits, public debt and annual expenditures.

Rachel Marsden | May 28, 2014

PARIS -- An intriguing social phenomenon prompted a horrific killing spree in Santa Barbara, California, last week, and the same phenomenon might help explain the surprising results of last weekend's European Parliament elections.

Jacob Sullum | May 28, 2014

The day after his 20-year-old son, Christopher, was shot down at a deli in Isla Vista, Calif., Richard Martinez blamed his death on "craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA."

Bill Murchison | May 28, 2014

The way to have the foreign policy you want is first to figure out what kind of foreign policy you want.

Peter Morici | May 28, 2014

To head off a tough bout with stagflation—slow growth and high inflation—the Federal Reserve should start raising interest rates soon.

Charles Payne | May 28, 2014

Business Week captured the latest gimmick to adjust an economy in Europe in a single word, which also explains why socialists tendencies and nations that become Welfare Utopias, find it difficult to re-embrace the tenants of free markets.

Bill Tatro | May 28, 2014

When I watch and listen to Mario Draghi talk about the various strategies to revitalize Europe I am constantly reminded of his greatest fear-DEFLATION.

Mike Shedlock | May 28, 2014

The US treasury market is not in sync with the widely held belief the economy is growing stronger. A single chart clearly shows what I mean.

Political Calculations | May 28, 2014

From time to time, we encounter some really strange comments from people who are generally well respected in the world of stock market analysis.

Kristan Hawkins | May 28, 2014

PolicyMic, a news organization that claims to know and report on what matters most to young people, tells readers that their promise is to report on "perspectives that aren't typically showcased at other outlets."

Marvin Olasky | May 28, 2014

Singing some special tunes as age 64 beckons

Ken Connor | May 28, 2014

This week I write upon returning from a nine day trip with friends to England, where much of my visit centered on an examination the English Reformation. I was fortunate to be exposed to the lessons of history through two groups, Christian Heritage Cambridge and its spinoff, Christian Heritage London. These groups focus on reminding Britons and their guests of the influence of Christianity on Western civilization and inspiring and equipping Christians to demonstrate the reasonableness and transforming power of their faith.

Nick Sorrentino | May 28, 2014

The short answer is yes. Don’t worry Democrats (and Republicans) Hillary will be plenty liberal or “progressive” or whatever the word for statist will be in 2016.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 28, 2014

I believe in free markets and small government, and I’m also againstWashington corruption. Which is why I want to abolish the Department of Agriculture.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 28, 2014

Labor Secretary Tom Perez, says we should be more focused on the “community” than the “individual”… After all, that’s clearly how people like Obama and Perez got where they are in life. Mark Skousen also joined the show to talk about individuals, prosperity, and big government.

Tue, May 27, 2014

Mona Charen | May 27, 2014

The latest mass-casualty shooting spree -- this one in Santa Barbara, California -- has touched off the usual debate about how to put a stop to these hideous spasms of murder.

Byron York | May 27, 2014

Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi, former head of the Republican National Committee, now a political fixer and influential voice in GOP circles, says he first became seriously interested in immigration policy after Hurricane Katrina.

Michael Barone | May 27, 2014

The 2016 presidential election is shaping up as another close race, like the last four. From 2000 to 2012, both major parties' nominees received between 45 and 53 percent of the vote.

Tom Purcell | May 27, 2014

?Sheesh, China, you sure know how to kick a country when it's on its way down.

Thomas Sowell | May 27, 2014

Will the Veterans Administration scandal wake up those people who have been blithely saying that what we need is a "single payer" system for medical care?

Chuck Norris | May 27, 2014

Combat veteran Kryn Miner, 44, served 11 deployments in seven years. He suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury after a bomb blast in Afghanistan in 2010 threw him into a wall.

John Hawkins | May 27, 2014

Maybe Americans just aren't as smart as they used to be because the Obama Administration continually offers up excuses that are just lame while even professional journalists take it seriously.

John Ransom | May 27, 2014

While we enjoy picnics, they are at war. Still. Really at war: right now, today, this very minute.

Cal Thomas | May 27, 2014

BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- In the 1970s, while working as a low-paid cub reporter in Houston, Texas, I always looked forward to the annual Christmas catalogs from Neiman-Marcus and Sakowitz, a local luxury department store.

Dennis Prager | May 27, 2014

Last week, on my radio talk show, I received a call from Jeff, a 21-year-old in North Carolina. I have abridged it and edited it stylistically.

Pat Buchanan | May 27, 2014

On Memorial Day weekend, scores of thousands of bikers arrived here for their annual Rolling Thunder tribute to America's veterans, especially those lost in our wars or left behind.

Ransom Notes Radio | May 27, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson joined the program to talk about personal responsibility and individual accountability. Also, Michael Schaus talked about the true meaning of Memorial Day.

Mike Shedlock | May 27, 2014

Congratulations for a well-deserved victory for the Eurosceptics. That said, don't expect much change.

Night Watch | May 27, 2014

Ukraine's new president seems like he will support aggressive combat operations against the eastern separatists. He said he wants peace; and suppressing the secession is how he intends to obtain it.

Political Calculations | May 27, 2014

What does it mean to say that stock prices will "revert to their mean"? After all, aren't stock prices supposed to be random?

Michael Schaus | May 27, 2014

The European ruling class might have gotten their first glimpse at pitchforks and torches over the weekend when anti-EU parties made gains across the continent.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 27, 2014

Keynesian economics is a failure. No matter where’s it’s been tried, it’s been a flop. So why, whenever there’s a downturn, do politicians resuscitate the idea that bigger government will “stimulate” the economy?

Ralph Benko | May 27, 2014

Restoring “consent of the governed” is not about Right versus Left. It is about setting up a system to restore control of Congress to us outsiders, the people, over the insiders and the special interests.

Mon, May 26, 2014

Paul Dykewicz | May 26, 2014

J.P. Morgan Chase’s (NYSE: JPM) announcement that it will invest $100 million in Detroit during the next five years exemplifies the critical importance of private sector involvement in spurring an economic renaissance.

Kurt Schlichter | May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day. Sadly, many in Washington seem committed to pushing policies that will ensure that there will be plenty of deceased veterans to memorialize.

Star Parker | May 26, 2014

Talk about Republican Party differences between the “establishment” and the Tea Party is taking attention from where it really needs to be focused - on the real issues facing the nation.

Jeff Jacoby | May 26, 2014

As a candidate for president in 1988, Michael Dukakis famously proclaimed something about incompetence.

David Stokes | May 26, 2014

Shortly after the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, pilot-poet James Gillespie Magee died. You may remember him via something he wrote.

Cathy Reisenwitz | May 26, 2014

Reason’s irascible Nick Gillespie has summed up what’s wrong with our political system in one chart:

John Ransom | May 26, 2014

Seth Meyers, Lindsay Lohan, Mackelmore, and Leonardo DiCaprio all get the newest amenities in urban chic. And now some want to make taxpayers pay for it.

Rachel Alexander | May 26, 2014

Before you read and critique this article, you need to “check your privilege” - the left’s latest phrase to silence free speech from conservatives, a silly sounding but totalitarian new phrase.

Mark W. Hendrickson | May 26, 2014

Last year on Memorial Day, my wife, daughter and I were touring Cambridge, England. We took a bus ride three miles out of the city to the U.S. military cemetery there–one of 25 American burial grounds administered by the U.S. government on foreign territory.

Paul Kengor | May 26, 2014

Every Memorial Day I attend a parade in the little town of Mercer, Pennsylvania. It’s pure Americana: flags, kids, the snow-cone stand, marching bands, local clubs and rotaries, and veterans of wars past processing down the street.

Nick Sorrentino | May 26, 2014

If indeed Piketty “fudged” his data as the Financial Times claims that is just another reason Mr. Pikkety is not the heavyweight some thought he was.

Chris Edwards | May 26, 2014

President Bush promised that DHS would “improve efficiency without growing government.” Ha!

Political Calculations | May 26, 2014

There's no guarantee that an investor relying upon technical analysis will make the correct investment decision given the same technical signal.

Michael Schaus | May 26, 2014

Memorial Day is designed to let the bereaved take solace in knowing that their mourning is not in isolation, or without gratitude.

Shawn Mitchell | May 26, 2014

Obama probably does believe free enterprise builds prosperity best of all; but, that’s why he hates it.

Michael Tanner | May 26, 2014

Former Polish deputy prime minister and finance minister Leszek Balcerowicz, will be honored with the Cato Institute’s biennial Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty.

Larry Provost | May 26, 2014

As the VA scandal grows, and the administration lies about the position of The American Legion, I recall how I saw government insistence on numbers, at the expense of people’s lives, firsthand.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 26, 2014

Now known as the Latin Tiger, Chile has become the richest nation in the region, thanks to a big increase in economic liberty. Will politicians kill the Tiger?

Mike Shedlock | May 26, 2014

Many truck drivers thought it would never happen. Most mentioned insurance issues. Yes, there are problems, but time has marched on even quicker than I thought.

Sun, May 25, 2014

Derek Hunter | May 25, 2014

Since White House Spokesman Jay Carney and most of the media can’t seem to bring themselves to do it, I thought I’d write a transcript for an honest press briefing.

John Ransom | May 25, 2014

Dictators bent on expansion, especially ones who believe that their next opponent will be tougher than the current opponent, are going to go as far as they can until someone stops them.

Paul Dykewicz | May 25, 2014

Doling out government funding is a “zero-sum game” in which a limited amount of money is available and lawmakers are put in the awkward position of needing to “rob Peter to pay Paul.”

Doug Giles | May 25, 2014

Sometimes I wish I was a radical gay, or a revolting, slick-haired, black race-baiter or drastic Muslim like that angry, rage-boy dude who’s the poster child for all the funny as heck Muslim memes.

Debra J. Saunders | May 25, 2014

If his story were a movie, then Gus' tale would start before he was born in December 2009. It would begin in a fertility clinic, where actor Jason Patric donated sperm so that his ex-girlfriend Danielle Schreiber could have a baby.

Bruce Bialosky | May 25, 2014

The last subject we should be engaged in over Memorial Day weekend is the hapless handling of the medical care for the people who have made the most personal sacrifices for this country.

Paul Jacob | May 25, 2014

Chalk it up to “administrative error.”

Steve Chapman | May 25, 2014

James Comey became FBI director last year, at a time when Osama bin Laden was dead, terrorism at home was on the decline and the United States was shrinking its inflammatory presence in the Muslim world. So naturally, he says the danger is way worse than you think.

Peter Schiff | May 25, 2014

These two months together annualize at 6.6% inflation. So already there is very little wiggle room, if any, before the Fed reaches the point where even its dovish leaders should admit that inflation is a problem.

Jeff Crouere | May 25, 2014

Robertson addressed the media’s reaction to his interview and maintained his position that behavior such as homosexuality is sin.

Jack Kerwick | May 25, 2014

In reply to a recent article in which I disclosed some neglected facts concerning race and slavery, a reader inquired as to the point in unveiling them. Before answering, let’s review some of the tidbits that I shared in the interest of that “honest discussion” of race that the Eric Holders of the world continually charge the rest of us with deferring...

Larry Kudlow | May 25, 2014

So perhaps Democrats and Republicans will get together to sack VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. But that won't change a thing. In fact, it's a distraction.

Whitney Neal | May 25, 2014

It’s the quintessential tragedy of education reform today. Paychecks – not children – are the golden ticket of a movement that has been hijacked by consultants and experts with years of business experience yet none in the classroom.

Bob Goldman | May 25, 2014

Michael Brickman | May 25, 2014

Ever since election results from May 5th were finalized, a number of voices have loudly touted cherry-picked upsets—namely, the primary defeats of two incumbent Republicans in the Indiana legislature—to build what they want to present as a larger narrative of rising opposition to Common Core.

Daniel J. Mitchell | May 25, 2014

So why is it against the law to buy and sell kidneys, particularly when the actual buyers and sellers – by definition – both benefit?