Sat, Jun 14, 2014

Paul Greenberg | June 14, 2014

Another day, another country left to the tender mercies of terrorists. Going by his own arbitrary, purely political deadline, this president and now only nominal Leader of the Free World has been intent on pulling American troops out of one country after another in the (always) troubled Middle East, with the result that one country after another is swallowed up by the all too familiar forces of chaos, terror, death and destruction.

Steve Chapman | June 14, 2014

When the United States invaded Iraq in March 2003, Americans were told it would be a quick, simple project. When asked how long the war might last, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said airily, "Six days, six weeks, I doubt six months." So what's the complaint today from those who advocated the war most vigorously? We left too soon.

Kathryn Lopez | June 14, 2014

I was dismayed to see the latest video from the pro-life activist group Live Action, which specializes in investigating what's going on inside America's "women's health clinics."

Scottie Hughes | June 14, 2014

Though Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s epic defeat was a shock to the country, when you think about it, those of us within the Tea Party movement should not have been surprised.

John Hawkins | June 14, 2014

The only reason liberalism survives is because there's usually a good bit of lag between when a policy is being implemented and the time when the American people get to see the results.

Jonah Goldberg | June 14, 2014

The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring.

John Ransom | June 14, 2014

For those who think that Bush is responsible for this in Iraq: Think again. In fact, guys like Carney make the Bush administration look farsighted.

Kathryn Lopez | June 14, 2014

I was dismayed to see the latest video from the pro-life activist group Live Action, which specializes in investigating what's going on inside America's "women's health clinics." It highlights a Planned Parenthood educational video and PP employees advising teens about BDSM -- a catchall for sexual violence: bondage, discipline and domination, submission and sadism and masochism.

Michael Brown | June 14, 2014

?As America looks on in a state of paralyzed shock, Muslims are slaughtering Muslims in Iraq, with reports that the heads of those decapitated are literally piling up in the streets.

Brian Birdnow | June 14, 2014

?This past Monday night (June 9th) ABC News broadcast a Diane Sawyer interview with Hillary Clinton, ostensibly to promote the former Secretary of State’s new memoir, but also to serve as the advance notice of her coming 2016 Presidential campaign.

Ed Feulner | June 14, 2014

It’s one of the most iconic images of the 20th century: a man standing perfectly still, facing a large tank as it bears down on him. He’s unarmed and alone. Defenseless … except for an unshakable conviction that freedom is so important, it’s worth risking your life.

Tom Purcell | June 14, 2014

Get this: Dads are essential to kids.

Steve Deace | June 14, 2014

There are three important lessons to learn from one of the greatest upsets in American political history.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 14, 2014

The Obama Administration has a lot of support for its foreign policy in the Middle East… Among dictators, terrorists and Jihadists. Say what you want about George Bush – but it’s pretty tough to argue that we’re in a better place diplomatically after 1 ½ terms of Obama.

Mark Skousen | June 14, 2014

The European Central Bank, under Italian banker Mario Draghi, cut its bank deposit rate below zero in an effort to “avert the dangerous threat of deflation” and to spur the “sluggish” euro-zone economy.

Chris Versace | June 14, 2014

We are barreling toward the end of the June quarter, and that means we are nearing the halfway point for the calendar year. I know it’s hard to believe...

Bill Tatro | June 14, 2014

After 2008 everyone was sure that the powers to be had learned their lesson. There would be tighter underwriting standards. The crazy leverage of the past would be just that, a thing of the past. The one aspect, however, that was not addressed was interest rates.

Peter Schiff | June 14, 2014

Thus far 2014 has been a fertile year for really stupid economic ideas. But of all the half-baked doozies that have come down the pike, an idea hatched last week by? CNBC's reliably ridiculous Steve Liesman may in fact take the cake.

Peter Morici | June 14, 2014

Certainly, young people should take responsibility for their lives, but parents, educators and politicians all share some blame for their troubles.

Night Watch | June 14, 2014

The Supreme National Security Council evidently has decided that Iran cannot let ISIL take Baghdad and rout the al-Maliki government. Rouhani's language is unconditional. Expect Iranian intervention, as needed.

Charles Payne | June 14, 2014

Perhaps I have seen too many movies where organized crime syndicates grow in sophistication, and eventually into rival sovereign governments. In the movies, the only thing they are missing is a nuclear warhead or a way to deliver a nuclear warhead. Or they have such a weapon, and demand a ransom.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 14, 2014

Imagine how weird it would be if the Cato Institute and Americans for Tax Reform praised Barack Obama for fiscal responsibility. And think how inconceivable it would be for the Heritage Foundation and the National Taxpayers Union to applaud Tim “Turbotax” Geithner for economic stewardship.

Mike Shedlock | June 14, 2014

In reality, much of those "cash" down payments are borrowed in various ways in China's shadow banking system, now estimated at $7 trillion.

Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Humberto Fontova | June 13, 2014

Hillary Clinton gets bashed frequently from “our side of the aisle.” But among the many, varied and colorful descriptions applied by her political enemies to our former First Lady and former Secretary of State you don’t often find “dumb.”

Thomas Sowell | June 13, 2014

Not since a 42-to-1 underdog named Buster Douglas knocked out undefeated heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in 1990 has there been an upset like economics professor Dave Brat defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary in Virginia.

Michelle Malkin | June 13, 2014

Panicked liberals and crony Republican elitists agree: Tom Tancredo would be bad for their Big Government and Big Business rackets. That's exactly why I support him in Colorado's June 24 GOP primary election for governor.

Mark Davis | June 13, 2014

The names of the towns tug me back a decade to when we were on the road to liberating them. Fallujah. Mosul. Tikrit. We learned how to pronounce them as our nation learned what was necessary to rescue them from the hands of terrorists.

Brent Bozell | June 13, 2014

Now that our cultural elites feel they have sufficiently educated the public on the virtues of gays and lesbians, it's time to drill down to the next level. Here comes transgenderism.

David Limbaugh | June 13, 2014

If people aren't extremely concerned about what's going on in this country now, you might want to check them for a pulse. Frankly, I am having a hard time getting my mind around the rapidity of the nation's decline.

Mona Charen | June 13, 2014

Have you seen the "Ready for Hillary" bumper stickers? I've seen one already and wondered about the implied insult to the current occupant of the White House. You're "Ready for Hillary" when the greatest statesman of our age isn't even halfway through his second term?

John Ransom | June 13, 2014

And if you think it’s bad now, just wait. The Bush administration will look like masters of clarity as Iraq descends into chaos.

Ken Blackwell | June 13, 2014

Dr. Cornel West is a leading liberal public intellectual. He gave an interview to NewsOne immediately following the 2012 Election that was nothing if not provocative. Dr. West said he was happy Romney didn’t win, but far from satisfied with the Obama record and especially with the just-ended presidential campaign:

Dustin Siggins | June 13, 2014

I'm a virgin. Sexually abstinent. I've never “hooked up,” “been laid,” or “gotten any.”

Mike Turner | June 13, 2014

?Secretary of Education Arne Duncan can threaten us all he wants; we’re finished with Common Core in Oklahoma.

Pat Buchanan | June 13, 2014

"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."

Suzanne Fields | June 13, 2014

America was swamped a generation ago by "the rising tide of mediocrity," in the apt phrase of Ronald Reagan's National Commission on Excellence in Education. We're still trying to keep our heads above water. A high-school diploma still doesn't mean what it should mean.

Diana West | June 13, 2014

It isn't that the barbarians are at the gate. The barbarians control the gate. I don't know what else to call a president and attorney general who have opened the U.S. border to literally tens of thousands of "children" -- some described as "sexually active" teens, some even suspected of ties to gangs.

Linda Chavez | June 13, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat this week is being widely touted as a warning to Republicans contemplating immigration reform.

Donald Lambro | June 13, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning defeat at the hands of a little-known, free market, economics professor is a hopeful reminder that sometimes the little guy can still beat City Hall.

John Nantz | June 13, 2014

What woman doesn’t cringe at the thought of walking alone out into a parking lot, heavy with shadows made black by the hard gaze of humming floodlights. Dread tickles the small hairs on the back of the neck as fingers grope clumsily for a set of keys playing catch-me-if-you-can. From the blindness behind, shoes scrape bits of loose gravel and evil descends.

Daniel Pipes | June 13, 2014

The jihadis' takeover of Mosul on June 9 won them control of Iraq's second-largest city, a major haul weapons, US$429 million in gold, an open path to conquer Tikrit, Samarra, and perhaps the capital city of Baghdad. The Iraqi Kurds have seized Kirkuk. This is the most important event in the Middle East since the Arab upheavals began in 2010.

Ralph Benko | June 13, 2014

Fox News Channel host Greta Van Susteren rightly calls Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames’s new book, Money, “A gripping read….”

Ransom Notes Radio | June 13, 2014

Pretty much all of the Middle East, as well as most of Northern Africa, is in some state of chaos… For being a Nobel Laureate, President Obama hasn’t exactly done a great job of bringing peace to the world. Also, Bill Tatro joined the program to shed some light on America’s current economic conditions.

Doug Fabian | June 13, 2014

I don’t know about you, but I always have at least a little fear in my head whenever I put my money to work in the financial markets. Now, I don’t let this healthy sense of skepticism about the positive direction in stocks rule my world; however, it is just plain smart to be on the lookout for the “fear factor” operating in stocks.

Night Watch | June 13, 2014

Iran has major decisions to make about how to preserve the only other Shiite-led nation. ISIL has made de facto allies of the US and Iran in trying to preserve the al-Maliki government in Iraq.

Charles Payne | June 13, 2014

Before this week's shocking election results from Virginia, the biggest news between the corridors of Washington and Wall Street was a plan for the senate to consider giving corporations a one-time reduction on taxes paid for profits earned abroad.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 13, 2014

As part of my “great moments” in government series, I periodically share stories about really foolish regulations and really wasteful spending. And sometimes I’ll even have a story that combines dumb regulation and boondoggle spending.

Mike Shedlock | June 13, 2014

Wall Street enjoyed having Cantor in office, almost too much. But what about the average Joe?

Michael Schaus | June 13, 2014

Can you imagine if this group was in charge after WWII? “Well, Germany,” they’d say while blaming the bad economy on FDR, “It’s been fun. Glad you’re all straightened out. Now good luck with Russia.”

Thu, Jun 12, 2014

Erick Erickson | June 12, 2014

On Sept. 20, 2005, Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré, answered reporters' questions during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Honoré focused on steps being taken to prevent future storms.

Ashley Pratte | June 12, 2014

Twenty-seven years ago, President Reagan delivered one of the most definitive lines of his Presidency: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

Larry Kudlow | June 12, 2014

Listening to David Brat on election night, following his upset win over Eric Cantor in Virginia's seventh congressional district, I heard a principled, free-market, pro-growth individual who is going to make an excellent Republican House member.

Bob Goldman | June 12, 2014

Are you spending time trying to engage your feckless co-workers and clueless bosses in conversation? If you want to get ahead in what we laughingly refer to as "your career," the person you really want to talk to is y-o-u.

Todd Starnes | June 12, 2014

A union representing federal employees at Eglin Air Force base in Florida is demanding that two senior management officials be removed from their posts because they put decals on their personal trucks supporting Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.

Rich Galen | June 12, 2014

Let's stipulate that I am old. Really old. Not Ralph Hall old (91 years) but pretty old. Old enough so I know exactly what Eric Cantor's staff have been going through since Tuesday night after his stunning defeat at the hands of economics professor Dave Brat.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 12, 2014

"Driven to Distraction" is no longer just a title to a book that covers ADHD, but is also a phrase that describes how many of us feel in our day-to-day lives.

Victor Davis Hanson | June 12, 2014

Soon we shall get to the bottom of the swap of five Taliban kingpins from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility for one Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Derek Hunter | June 12, 2014

Nearly every affront to liberty in this country has been perpetrated under one simple slogan – it’s for the children.

Larry Elder | June 12, 2014

How critical to the passage of Obamacare was the 2010 "score" given the legislation by the Congressional Budget Office?

Judge Andrew Napolitano | June 12, 2014

The president is an ardent progressive. This dastardly philosophy of government was brought into the American mainstream 100 years ago by a Republican, Theodore Roosevelt, and a Democrat, Woodrow Wilson.

John Ransom | June 12, 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.

Bob Barr | June 12, 2014

Like most outrageous -- and likely illegal -- actions taken by the Obama Administration (Operation Fast and Furious, NSA snooping, IRS political targeting, Benghazi cover-up, etc.), we know very little about the reasoning behind Obama's decision to play "Let's Make a Deal" with the Taliban.

Michael Reagan | June 12, 2014

Hillary, you go girl. Run as hard as you can for president.

Cal Thomas | June 12, 2014

I expected nothing but effusive praise from major media for Hillary Clinton's new book, "Hard Choices," much like the mass exaltation it showered on Barack Obama, America's first African-American president.

Matthew La Corte | June 12, 2014

?It may seem like futuristic technology, but driverless cars are quickly becoming the technology of today. Driverless cars, also called autonomous vehicles, navigate without the need for human control. This technology would be the most radical change to U.S. surface transportation since the Interstate Highway System was created more than half a century ago. States should recognize the legality of driverless cars to enable a future of greatly reduced automobile accidents and congestion, and increased mobility for historically disadvantaged populations.

Hector Barreto | June 12, 2014

Sometimes it seems like everything in Washington is pure politics – even the simple act of two government workers deciding where to grab their Friday lunch. Of course, that’s especially true if the two coworkers are President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Last month the duo ducked into the Washington, D.C. eatery Shake Shack, apparently because, as the President was quoted as saying, the restaurant has “great burgers and pays its employees more than 10 bucks an hour.” Oddly enough, President Obama himself is calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage to “more than 10 bucks an hour” - $10.10, to be exact.

Matt Towery | June 12, 2014

Most political observers were caught flat-footed by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's blowout defeat by upstart David Brat in the Virginia Republican primary. I was one of them.

Paul Greenberg | June 12, 2014

Fast on the uptake as ever, the speaker of the U.S. House, the permanently tanned if not taxidermied John Boehner, has delivered his judgment on the ever-unfolding scandal at the Veterans Administration: "The fact that more than 57,000 veterans are still waiting for their first doctor appointment from the VA is a national disgrace."

Cliff May | June 12, 2014

“America cannot do a damn thing.”

Ed Feulner | June 12, 2014

?Imagine if Congress passed and the president signed a law making it a crime to utter “false, scandalous and malicious” statements “against the government.” Think that would violate your right to free speech?

Steve Chapman | June 12, 2014

It's 8:30 in the morning, I've just left a recreational marijuana dispensary, and I'm desperate for my regular fix. Luckily, the waiter is quick to deliver it: Coffee. Black. No sugar.

Steve Chapman | June 12, 2014

?DENVER -- It's 8:30 in the morning, I've just left a recreational marijuana dispensary, and I'm desperate for my regular fix. Luckily, the waiter is quick to deliver it: Coffee. Black. No sugar.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 12, 2014

In honor of all the fathers reading my column today, I diverge from my normal format to share a brief story that my daughter, Kristin Rebecca Carey, recently wrote about her dad - my wonderful husband.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 12, 2014

There is lurking in the land a very treacherous threat to American freedoms, and only a handful of citizens seem to care.

Michael Schaus | June 12, 2014

Like a political hack blundering through a stump speech – rather than the President of the United States addressing a graduation ceremony – he accused the GOP of being un-American, and keeping kids out of college.

Jay Dobyns | June 12, 2014

I write with no agenda other than to provide some balance and a voice to those without one - good and honest undercover agents who risk their lives so others can be safe.

Ralph Benko | June 12, 2014

Last week, much of the living inner circle of Rep. Jack Kemp’s brain trust convened, on Capitol Hill, to observe the 30th anniversary of Kemp’s introduction of the Gold Standard Act of 1984.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 12, 2014

Did Cantor really lose the primary because of immigration? Or could it maybe have been that the Republican base was feed up with the idea that a bunch of elites in DC should run everything? The best part of Cantor being out, is that there is now a little more separation between DC and Wall Street.

Nicholas Vardy | June 12, 2014

For all the handwringing about why you should “sell in May and go away,” both U.S. global stock markets have had a very strong last six weeks.

John Browne | June 12, 2014

The French economist Thomas Piketty has achieved worldwide fame by promoting a thesis that capitalism is the cause of growing economic inequality. Unfortunately, he is partially right.

Bill Tatro | June 12, 2014

Of course he lost! They should all lose! It was never intended to be a lifetime job!

Night Watch | June 12, 2014

Today, an interior ministry official said, "The city of Mosul is outside the control of the state and at the mercy of the militants."

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 12, 2014

When the new Tory-led government came to power in the United Kingdom, I was rather unimpressed. David Cameron positioned himself as a British version of George W. Bush, full of “compassionate conservative” ideas to expand the burden of government.

Mike Shedlock | June 12, 2014

A couple of recent reports will help put the bifurcated US home "recovery" in perspective.

John Kass | June 12, 2014

Hillary Clinton graced Chicago this week on her Planet Hillary Global Domination Tour as she seeks the presidency.

Wed, Jun 11, 2014

Larry Kudlow | June 11, 2014

Listening to David Brat on election night, following his upset win over Eric Cantor in Virginia's seventh congressional district, I heard a principled, free-market, pro-growth individual who is going to make an excellent Republican House member.

Ann Coulter | June 11, 2014

Economics professor Dave Brat crushed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary Tuesday night, in a campaign that was mostly about Cantor's supporting amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens.

Jeff Jacoby | June 11, 2014

ISRAEL'S RESPONSE to the renewed partnership between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas was admirably, and literally, constructive: It advanced plans to build 1,500 housing units in so-called Jewish "settlements" — i.e., burgeoning Jerusalem neighborhoods and several nearby West Bank communities. The Israeli housing minister, Uri Ariel, described the decision as "an appropriate Zionist response to the establishment of the Palestinian terror government." Hamas and its allies aim at uprooting the Jewish state; Israel's answer is to send those roots down a little deeper.

Charlie Kirk | June 11, 2014

Fox News’ ratings kingpin Bill O’Reilly sounds a repetitive theme, going back several years, in his nightly “Talking Points” memo when addressing Barack Obama’s economic views. Bill, in his earthy expression style designed to convey to “the folks” that he’s just looking out for them, points out that the President is not a guy who believes in capitalism or free market ideas. He contends that instead Obama is driven more by “social justice” type concerns. What invariably follows in Bill’s analysis, and is happening more frequently, is commentary on the struggling U.S. economy under the caped social-justice crusader’s watch.

Michelle Malkin | June 11, 2014

A source tipped me off last week to a curious occurrence: It seems that two planeloads of illegal aliens were recently shipped to Massachusetts.

John Stossel | June 11, 2014

Both libertarians and conservatives want to keep America safe. We differ on how best to do that.

Walter E. Williams | June 11, 2014

Darcy Olsen, president of the Arizona-based Goldwater Institute, and Richard Garr, president of Neuralstem, a biotech company, wrote "Right to Try experimental drugs" in USA Today (5/28/2014).

Dr. Ben Carson | June 11, 2014

There is no question that a free, honest and unbiased press is a great asset to any free and fair society. A press characterized by integrity demands answers to hard questions from everyone, regardless of political affiliation.

Brent Bozell | June 11, 2014

There are two ways to interview potential presidents. You can pepper them with tough questions, and why not? They're going to apply for the job of Leader of the Free World.

Jonah Goldberg | June 11, 2014

Hillary Clinton's State Department memoir, "Hard Choices," has just come out, and who among us can contain their excitement? Not Mike Allen, author of the incestuously insider Politico column "Playbook."

Terry Jeffrey | June 11, 2014

A dozen years ago, Congress authorized President George W. Bush to invade Iraq to prevent the regime of then-dictator Saddam Hussein from posing a threat to this country with weapons of mass destruction we later discovered he did not have.

Ben Shapiro | June 11, 2014

President Barack Obama believes he is above the law.

Rachel Marsden | June 11, 2014

On June 6, the Central Intelligence Agency joined the social media platform Twitter with its first tweet: "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet." Presumably this is an attempt by the agency to develop its "brand." Here's why this is a really bad idea:

Donald Lambro | June 11, 2014

The government reported last week that the economy created only 217,000 jobs in May, with hardly a peep of serious complaint from the White House or Democrats in Congress. The news media's economic reporters, who are usually given to whitewashing these dreadful jobs figures, said it was a sign the Obama economy is on the comeback trail.

Jacob Sullum | June 11, 2014

Are people who assert their Second Amendment rights by bringing rifles and shotguns into stores and restaurants "weird" and "scary?"

Ransom Notes Radio | June 11, 2014

It turns out that the Bowe Bergdahl issue is worse than you might think. Security expert Ron Fino joined the program to talk about the behind-the-scenes chaos Obama’s prisoner swap is causing.

Dave Ramsey | June 11, 2014

Timeshares are a horrid, inconvenient product. My sentiment would be, “I’m out of here!”

Bill Tatro | June 11, 2014

Does anyone really believe that success doesn’t come with a price, whether it is in sports, entertainment, construction, finance or even medicine?

Night Watch | June 11, 2014

This was a sensational and bold attack. For the purposes of unnerving a nation, the attack was a strategic success for the Pakistani Taliban.

Charles Payne | June 11, 2014

I think the current welfare programs in America, not only enable people to not work, but encourages them not to work as well. On the other hand, when it comes to the homeless, even though many are in that position by choice, feeding the hungry is never the wrong thing to do.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 11, 2014

When countries deal with the underlying disease of too much spending, they automatically solve the symptom of red ink, so it’s a win-win situation whether you’re a spending hawk or a so-called deficit hawk.

Mike Shedlock | June 11, 2014

Those searching for absurdity in government bonds can find it in a multitude of places.

Marvin Olasky | June 11, 2014

?Don’t go inside when he drops the ball.

Ken Connor | June 11, 2014

As the forces of secularism continue their march to dominate virtually all aspects of the culture, the faithful remnant of Christian disciples find themselves daily confronted with situations in which their religious convictions come into conflict with reigning secular dogma. The repercussions of such conflicts are significant, and increasingly, unavoidable.

Robert Knight | June 11, 2014

As the nation gears up for crucial mid-term congressional elections in November, another “reform” proposal has emerged, with lawmakers hearing the predictable siren song of “go along, or be accused of racism.”

Tue, Jun 10, 2014

My son Joey graduated from high school over the weekend. Pretty overwhelming.

Thomas Sowell | June 10, 2014

People are arguing about what the United States got out of the deal that swapped five top level terrorist leaders for one American soldier who was, at best, absent from his post in a war zone. Soldiers who served in the same unit with him call him a deserter. The key to this deal, however, is less likely to be what the United States got out of the deal than it is about what Barack Obama got out of the deal. If nothing else, it instantly got the veterans' hospitals scandals off the front pages of newspapers and pushed these scandals aside on television news programs.

Byron York | June 10, 2014

We've all heard that the law requires the administration to give Congress 30 days notice before releasing prisoners from the U.S. terrorist detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- a provision the White House willfully ignored in the recent release of five Taliban commandos in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Ron Paul | June 10, 2014

President Obama's recent foreign policy speech, delivered at this year's West Point graduation ceremony, was a disappointment to anyone who hoped the president might be changing course.

Chuck Norris | June 10, 2014

I have four colossal disagreements with how President Barack Obama cut the deal for the prisoner swap of five senior Taliban leaders for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl; the former, the White House itself admits, could "absolutely" rejoin terrorist cells.

John Hawkins | June 10, 2014

It's hard to have an honest conversation about gay issues because liberals treat anything other than outright celebration of all things gay as "hate."

Mike Adams | June 10, 2014

Readers of my recent columns are already aware that UNC-Wilmington graduates can get a gold cord for good grades, a purple one for being a homosexual, and a lavender one for just being really supportive of homosexuals.

David Limbaugh | June 10, 2014

While President Obama diverts the nation's attention with his other myriad scandals, the Obamacare Express continues to careen off the rails, leaving a wide path of destruction and rendering its supporters defenseless.

John Ransom | June 10, 2014

I don’t know that Obama hates white people, like some have claimed. But I certainly know this much: the man hates someone, a lot.

Mona Charen | June 10, 2014

Considering how easy it would be for the Iranian regime to get everything it wants from the current administration, it's a little startling to see the "supreme leader" brazenly poking his finger into the president's eye. President Barack Obama's fond hopes -- nurtured since before his first inauguration -- to forge a new, better relationship with the "Islamic Republic" have come to this:

Cal Thomas | June 10, 2014

Defenders of President Obama's release of five Taliban terrorists from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl cite as justification Israel's history of swapping hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for one or two Israel soldiers.

Dennis Prager | June 10, 2014

Pope Francis said something so important last week that it will either be widely ignored or widely disparaged.

Pat Buchanan | June 10, 2014

For 10 days, Americans have argued over the wisdom of trading five Taliban senior commanders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Paul Greenberg | June 10, 2014

Welcome home, Sergeant, and you're under arrest. Which sums up the two polar reactions you can see and hear all over the papers, news channels, Internet, talk shows and Washington, that other swirl of confusion. All of 'em are bustin' out all over with fact-free, equal-but-opposite opinions about what th' heck to do with Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho, United States of Agitation.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 10, 2014

The most controversial issue in education today is clearly Common Core. It's being more hotly debated than bullying, zero tolerance, sex ed, abortion or even school lunches.

Robert Charles | June 10, 2014

Congress is about to commence the Benghazi Oversight Hearings, a step in the right direction for the cause of “truth, justice and the American Way.” That said, a note of caution is in order, especially for those of us who wish to see this inquiry end in success – that is, to fully serve the larger purposes of informing the American People about what happened, because it really does matter.

Bill Murchison | June 10, 2014

Sir Isaac Newton instructs us, in the Third Law of Motion, that for every action there is an opposite and equal reaction. It may be another way of saying that without Barack Obama there might not now be a Ted Cruz.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 10, 2014

I mean… That is the point of a degree, right? To get a job? So what does Obama’s executive action say about the dismal state of our economy?

Night Watch | June 10, 2014

The three incidents showcase the diversity, dispersal and gravity of the threats to Pakistan's internal security. The attack at Karachi demonstrates the reach of one or more Pakistani Taliban factions.

Michael Schaus | June 10, 2014

Now – and I’m just thinking outside of the box on this one – couldn’t we just ask students to borrow responsibly? Or, in a world where 26 year olds are still listed as children on their parents’ health insurance, is that asking way too much?

Charles Payne | June 10, 2014

One says that the slow and steady wins the race, but on Main Street, it depresses the have-nots and confounds those who are stuck in jobs with no upside.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 10, 2014

There’s an old saying that there’s no such thing as bad publicity. That may be true if you’re in Hollywood and visibility is a key to long-run earnings. But in the world of public policy, you don’t want to be a punching bag.

Mike Shedlock | June 10, 2014

For two consecutive quarters, state income tax revenues have disappointed. And in the first quarter of 2014, state income tax revenue actually declined.

Tom Purcell | June 10, 2014

Hey, young adults, living at home with Mom and Dad isn't the end of the world - if you follow the right advice.

Armstrong Williams | June 10, 2014

?President Obama is doubling down in his defense of his blunder in defying the rule of law, exercising poor judgment, and mischaracterizing (I'm trying to be charitable) the service of Sgt. Bergdahl in his ill-conceived 'deal' to free the lone American serviceman held captive in Afghanistan.

Mon, Jun 09, 2014

Byron York | June 09, 2014

We've all heard that the law requires the administration to give Congress 30 days notice before releasing prisoners from the U.S. terrorist detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- a provision the White House willfully ignored in the recent release of five Taliban commandos in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Wayne Allyn Root | June 09, 2014

?I’ve written about the plight of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi for weeks now. It’s a sad story. It’s made even sadder by President Obama’s terrible trade for what appears to be a deserter and traitor, while he allows a true hero to languish behind bars in Mexico.

Michael Schaus | June 09, 2014

I know, I know: Not everything is about the bottom line; but when the bottom line suffers in a misguided attempt to forward useless anti-gun policies, it begins to matter a bit more.

Star Parker | June 09, 2014

Anyone that wants to know what is wrong with today’s Republican Party need only look to the state of Mississippi.

Cathy Reisenwitz | June 09, 2014

There’s too much money in politics, right? Lawrence Lessig has a new plan to solve an old problem. He wants to end money’s outsize influence on the political process, which subverts democracy and drowns out the masses to do the bidding of the well-to-do few. Most people are taking issue with his method of attack, which is (and I am not making this up) injecting more money from rich old white guys to drown out the money from the other old rich white guys.

John Ransom | June 09, 2014

You are either willing to overlook Barack Obama’s foibles and foolishness; or you aren’t. We were right, you were wrong.

Katie Kieffer | June 09, 2014

Pepper spray, police and cardboard signs failed to prevent the June 5 Seattle Pacific University shooting. Let’s stop mass violence on college campuses by defending college students’ right to carry firearms on campus.

Rachel Alexander | June 09, 2014

?Something remarkable is taking place in our mother country. Late last month, a third party on the right ?overtook both major political parties in a national election, as significantly more people in England voted for the right over the left. The ?UK Independence Party (UKIP) is surging as a sort of British equivalent to the Tea Party, proposing a reduction in immigration and leaving the European Union.

Rich Galen | June 09, 2014

Depending upon how much time you might have spent watching one of the History/Military/Smithsonian channels over the past few days, you know that D-Day was far from a perfectly designed plan, flawlessly executed.

Matt Barber | June 09, 2014

You were already thinking it.

Shawn Mitchell | June 09, 2014

Arguing the administration broke the law, harmed the national interest, and got taken at the poker table is not remotely the same as arguing it shouldn’t have been seeking Bergdahl’s release.

Mark Baisley | June 09, 2014

It seems that many years ago the papyrus image was interpreted by linguists and quickly formed the essence of the Democratic Party playbook, still in use to this day

Mark Skousen | June 09, 2014

Rosen has a volunteer “anti-poverty” program that really works at Tangelo Park in Central Florida, where high-school graduation levels have soared and crime has fallen sharply amid his “good-works” activities.

Mike Shedlock | June 09, 2014

The peacemaking talk is off to a rather disingenuous start to put things mildly. Please consider Battles under way near Ukraine's Slavyansk and Kramatorsk.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 09, 2014

Japan came to their senses and reduced their tax rate on companies, leaving America with the dubious honor of having the world’s highest rate.

Political Calculations | June 09, 2014

That number of companies cutting their dividend is still elevated, and is consistent with mildly recessionary conditions being present in the U.S. economy.

Nick Sorrentino | June 09, 2014

Free enterprise, free markets, free prices are however increasingly what a very large portion of the American people want.

Chris Edwards | June 09, 2014

The VA has one of the highest firing rates for this class of worker at 0.18 percent. But that’s still just 1 in 555 workers in 2013.

Crystal Wright | June 09, 2014

?As the news media cranked up the heat on the White House’s disastrous handling of the Veterans Affairs scandal, President Barack Obama decided it was time to change the subject and make the news about him again. So what does he do? Obama finalizes the release of five top Taliban commanders from Guantanamo in exchange for the Taliban’s release of one American soldier.

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Kathryn Lopez | June 08, 2014

"Growing up, Mom always told me, 'The answer to life is yes.'"

Joanne Moudy | June 08, 2014

When the word ‘terrorism’ is used today, most people equate it with Muslim extremists, radical bombings and hijacked aircraft. But there’s another form of terrorism happening right here in America, and the perpetrators are out to destroy the very fiber of our Judeo-Christian heritage and U.S. Constitution. Welcome to the bloody LGBT battlefield where everyone is fair game in a relentless, multifaceted assault on our humanity.

Derek Hunter | June 08, 2014

?There are some days when a column comes easy, when it just flows out in one straight series of fingers tapping on keys, a click on save, and calling it a day. Most days, in fact. Then there are other days when there are so many ideas, so many things you want to say, floating around in your head that the task of organizing them seems impossible. It’s Friday night, June 6th, the 70th anniversary of what I consider to be the most important day in modern history, and I have no idea what to write.

John Ransom | June 08, 2014

As a government program, the Volt will have to fit somewhere between Social Security and the US Post Office.That said, the Volt would make an excellent, all-electric, US Postal stamp, collectors edition-- as a car that is.

Austin Hill | June 08, 2014

“The U.S. economy shrinks, but it’s not a big deal.”

Doug Giles | June 08, 2014

Last Thursday, another loon (like Elliot Rodger) opened fire with a shotgun on students at Seattle Pacific University, killing one and wounding three others.

Bruce Bialosky | June 08, 2014

One might think that when a President is reeling from a scandal (VA) that has all sides of the political spectrum screaming for heads to roll and for criminal charges against government employees, that his Administration would take a break and wait for the air to clear. But no, not when you are a true believer, and that is what Barack Obama has finally shown himself to all to be.

Paul Jacob | June 08, 2014

Seventy years ago, no one stormed Normandy beach to give one man the power to imprison or to execute anyone he or she decides is an enemy of the state.

Larry Provost | June 08, 2014

In 1983 Ted Kennedy said “Today’s Moral Majority may become tomorrow’s persecuted minority.” His host, Jerry Falwell, often said U.S Christians would be persecuted. Their prophecy, now fulfilled, forces Christians and their Jewish allies to make great choices of faith.

Carl Horowitz | June 08, 2014

The information technology industry long has been one of Jesse Jackson’s targets.

Larry Kudlow | June 08, 2014

Putting it all together, overall economic growth is still trapped in a sub-par growth zone. And it will remain there, Grannis says, "Unless and until policies in Washington become more growth-friendly (e.g. reduced tax and regulatory burdens)."

Jeff Crouere | June 08, 2014

There are many Democrat Party leaders in his adopted home state in Illinois who are longing for his wife to run for the U.S. Senate in 2016.

Peter Schiff | June 08, 2014

It would be a stretch to say that this past winter made a greater impact on the economy than the average of the 10 snowiest winters since 1967.

Political Calculations | June 08, 2014

Pay attention to what it means for stock prices if investors remain focused on that particular point in the future going into summer

Hunter Lewis | June 08, 2014

Why stop with the bail-out of big banks when you can bail out anyone who gets in financial trouble?

Mike Shedlock | June 08, 2014

If you cannot afford the cost of a US education, or even if you can, please research all your options instead of becoming another US debt slave statistic.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 08, 2014

his famous chart, prepared by my colleague Andrew Coulson, shows how spending and bureaucracy have skyrocketed since 1970 while test scores have been stagnant.

Devon Herrick | June 08, 2014

?Drug therapy is growing more complex and costly! So-called specialty drugs are gradually displacing traditional drugs as the primary component of drug spending. The market is expanding rapidly. Only about 10 such drugs were available 20 years ago but today there are more than 300.