Sat, Jun 21, 2014

Sarah Perry | June 21, 2014

?Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma has done what might once have been improbable, and signed a bill removing from the Sooner State every vestige of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Erick Erickson | June 21, 2014

The United States Patent and Trademark Office invalidated several patents belonging to the Washington Redskins. This is not the first attempt by aggrieved parties to have the trademarks revoked.

John Hawkins | June 21, 2014

The only thing more disturbing than the arrogance, incompetence, and lawlessness of Barack Obama's administration is that most liberals are perfectly fine with everything he's doing.

Joanne Moudy | June 21, 2014

After the shellacking the RINO segment of the RNC took last week with Eric Cantor’s defeat, one would think they might get the message that voters are sick to death of the business-as-usual tactics. Sadly it seems – they have not.

John Ransom | June 21, 2014

We should never again elect a commander-in-chief who will let our troops down like this. It's one thing to fight a war poorly. Lincoln did that without losing his integrity. It's another thing to ask men and women to die because the polls tell you to.

Ken Blackwell | June 21, 2014

Once again, Barack Obama is showing his lack of serious concern for the military.

Scott Erickson | June 21, 2014

In electoral politics, familiarity often breeds comfort.

Paul Driessen | June 21, 2014

Two western state governors intend to get low carbon fuel standards, by legislation or decree.

Michael Brown | June 21, 2014

While some might find the story laughable, I personally find it tragic: Don Ennis, an experienced TV news producer was fired from his job, allegedly for performance-related issues, after reappearing as Dawn Stacey Ennis, marking his third gender change since last year.

Mark Skousen | June 21, 2014

“Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children will be allowed to remain in the country without fear of deportation.” -- President Barack Obama (June 16, 2012)

Ransom Notes Radio | June 21, 2014

Crony Capitalism seems to be taking its toll on the Democrat Party… The big question, is whether or not the Republicans will be able to leverage that message for 2014. Conn Carroll, managing editor of Townhall Magazine, joined the show to talk about the pervasive nature of crony-capitalism.

Chris Versace | June 21, 2014

One of the biggest mistakes I see both institutional and individual investors make is to rely on either one data point or only one data source to make their investing decisions.

Night Watch | June 21, 2014

Pro-militant propaganda increasingly focuses on erasing the national boundaries set by the colonial powers in 1916. That idea is becoming popular among Arabs.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 21, 2014

This is why I’m against taxpayer handouts for groups such as Planned Parenthood and AARP. If they want to endorse bigger government, get voluntary contributions to push that destructive agenda. All I ask is that you don’t coerce me to subsidize statism.

Mike Shedlock | June 21, 2014

Here is the decidedly bleak result: Real weekly earnings were $825 in 1973. Today they are $690.

Fri, Jun 20, 2014

Larry Kudlow | June 20, 2014

The new GOP whip is someone to be reckoned with.

Humberto Fontova | June 20, 2014

You can’t help but feel for the children, but instinctively know the real beneficiaries of all the “processing” will be the corrupt, fat- cat politicians whose own policies stifle economic growth down there, hence preventing any competition to their crony capitalism.

Charlotte Hays | June 20, 2014

Unfortunately, this highly affluent woman, who was pulling down in excess of $300,000 for a job in hospital administration before moving into the White House, yet apparently couldn’t devise simple, nutritious menus for her own children without an intervention from the family pediatrician (“Have you considered arugula, Mrs. Obama?”) is now trying to tell an entire nation what to feed the children.

Michael Schaus | June 20, 2014

The new gun laws proposed by the city of Chicago are being described (by admitted leftists) as the “smartest in the Nation.” Needless to say: They’re pretty dumb.

Michelle Malkin | June 20, 2014

How do you spell "sidesplitting chutzpah"? In New York's 22nd congressional district, it's spelled: R-I-C-H-A-R-D H-A-N-N-A.

Mark Davis | June 20, 2014

Let us begin with what should be an unnecessary assertion: Tolerance is good.

Brent Bozell | June 20, 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office found its way to the front page by declaring the word "Redskins" was offensive and therefore unworthy of trademark protection under a 1946 law that proscribes trademarks for "immoral, deceptive, or scandalous matter."

Michael Barone | June 20, 2014

America's two political parties seem to be coming apart.

Jonah Goldberg | June 20, 2014

?For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents.

David Limbaugh | June 20, 2014

?Do you think leftists are the slightest bit troubled by the public's overwhelming opposition to their crusade to force the Washington Redskins to change their name? That was rhetorical; I give you more credit.

Mona Charen | June 20, 2014

A few questions for President Barack Obama.

Ken Blackwell | June 20, 2014

“I’m ready for Hillary,” read the bumper stickers in fashionable Georgetown, the swankiest part of Washington, D.C. These messages are juxtaposed with many a tattered “2012” bumper sticker with the fading Obama logo.

Pat Buchanan | June 20, 2014

The panic that engulfed this capital after the fall of Mosul, when it appeared that the Islamist fanatics of ISIS would overrun Baghdad, has passed.

Suzanne Fields | June 20, 2014

The other day a teacher of a ninth-grade English class at an elite private school in the nation's capital asked students who had transferred from public schools to list the poets they had studied. Several hands shot up, eager to tell.

Diana West | June 20, 2014

Are the neocons going home?

Linda Chavez | June 20, 2014

Legislators who've been dragging their feet on immigration reform hardly need another excuse for doing nothing, but the recent influx of young children across our borders is certainly making things more difficult.

Donald Lambro | June 20, 2014

Consumer prices jumped sharply last month, rising more than previously forecast for just about everything we buy, from a gallon of gas to the food we eat.

Bill Tatro | June 20, 2014

You would have thought that I had insulted Mother Teresa, apple pie and motherhood when I wrote about the Have and Have-nots.

John Browne | June 20, 2014

On June 5th, Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), announced a package of measures, including a policy of negative interest rates, aimed at encouraging or even forcing Eurozone banks to increase their lending to businesses.

Night Watch | June 20, 2014

Although news reporting is limited, it conveys a few insights about the fighting. There are no clear battle lines, as in a conventional war. Success is measured in terms of neighborhoods cleared by soldiers on the ground, as in Syria.

Charles Payne | June 20, 2014

Robert Reich and the political left continue to devise wicked imaginations and promote policies based on punishment of those that have excelled. Such policies have and always will hurt those at the bottom more than those at the top.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 20, 2014

I actually have a perverse fondness for Bill Clinton. This is both because we got better policy while he was President (whether he deserves credit is a separate question) and because he single-handedly generated a lot of quality political humor.

Mike Shedlock | June 20, 2014

Thumbtack, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, conducted a Small Business Friendliness Survey.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 20, 2014

Janet Yellen has no idea what the economy is about to do, Hillary Clinton has no idea what people think of her, and Barack Obama has no idea how to govern… I see a trend developing.

Doug Fabian | June 20, 2014

The Brazilian government mismanaged spending on stadiums and other athletic facilities in its role as the host of this year’s World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Nicholas Vardy | June 20, 2014

With Brazil playing host both to the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, this Latin American giant’s coming-out party onto the world stage has the potential to be bigger than China’s was during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Thu, Jun 19, 2014

Todd Starnes | June 19, 2014

One of the lessons that Andrew Lampart learned from being on his school’s debate team was to gather facts for both sides of an argument. So last month when his law class was instructed to prepare for a debate on gun control, Andrew went online using the school’s Internet service.

Rich Galen | June 19, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, in the roiling political wake of the growing scandal surrounding the Department of Veterans Affairs, the House of Representatives passed the "Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act" by a vote of 390-33.

Michael Schaus | June 19, 2014

Seattle’s minimum wage will cost thousands of small business owners their livelihood, but that’s OK; because according to the city’s Socialist councilwoman, small business owners are all “very, very wealthy.”

Katie Pavlich | June 19, 2014

Hillary Clinton is America’s most famous enabler of abusive and powerful men.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 19, 2014

Birthdays have always been a big deal in my family. When I was growing up, the birthday girl (or man, in the case of my father) would be regaled with a rendition of "Happy Birthday" during breakfast.

Victor Davis Hanson | June 19, 2014

Two and a half years ago, the U.S. pulled every soldier out of a mostly quiet Iraq. In the void, formerly al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists calling themselves "The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" are now tearing apart the country, leaving medieval savagery in their wake.

Derek Hunter | June 19, 2014

Look, murders happen. We can’t stop them, and we spend a lot of resources trying to prevent them and punish those who commit them.

Larry Elder | June 19, 2014

President Barack Obama, on Dec. 12, 2011, called Iraq "self-reliant and democratic."

John Ransom | June 19, 2014

Obama’s getting an education about the difference between being a reigning Miss America and a former Miss America.

Bob Barr | June 19, 2014

Were Obama a competent leader, surrounded by competent subordinates, some immediate actions might have included taking all illegals currently in U.S. custody at the border, and shipping them back to Mexico, the country from whose territory they crossed into the United States.

Cal Thomas | June 19, 2014

George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its troops out of Iraq before Iraqi forces were sufficiently trained, equipped and motivated to defend the country we gave back to them after the ouster of Saddam Hussein.

Matt Towery | June 19, 2014

Let's make this clear: Barack Obama is not responsible for the Federal Trademark Trial and Appeal Board's decision to cancel certain trademark protections related to the NFL's Washington Redskins, due to the "disparaging" nature of the word 'Redskins.' But is symbolic of a government so off course that it defies belief.

Paul Greenberg | June 19, 2014

Marriage is an institution hallowed not only by the church but by time and custom and the whole culture we're part of and rely on, whether we realize it or not.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 19, 2014

Aha, Mr. Obama, how do you now like "leading from behind"?

Cliff May | June 19, 2014

The largest and most expensive embassy in the world is in Baghdad. President George W. Bush built it in the hope, perhaps the expectation, that before long, it would house envoys to the first democratic American ally in the Arab world. It hasn’t quite worked out that way.

Steve Chapman | June 19, 2014

The gross U.S. government debt now stands at $17 trillion, more than double what it was a decade ago.

Rebecca Hagelin | June 19, 2014

My daughter told me this week about something she heard a speaker say at her church that really impressed her. When she shared it with me, it really got me thinking too.

Rich Tucker | June 19, 2014

?Happy Father’s Day!

Zachary Gappa | June 19, 2014

?Over at Intercollegiate Review, Carter Skeel writes a short piece on how Self-Ownership is an Illusion. Unsurprisingly, his brief thoughts on moral stewardship and a debt to community are quickly torn to shreds by a handful of libertarian-leaning internet commentators. But Mr. Skeel is on to something, even if he didn't take the time or have the space to flesh it out fully, for self-ownership is indeed a flawed and inaccurate concept. Particularly as it is understood in our current political moment.

Rob Schwarzwalder | June 19, 2014

Hillary Clinton is in trouble. Her problems do not emanate from her legion of critics on the Right. Instead, because she has not spoken with politically correct precision, her traditional allies on the Left are a bit shaken.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 19, 2014

We finally got the person responsible for Benghazi. Sure, it only took 16 days to arrest some obscure film maker who had nothing to do with Libya – and it’s now been roughly two years since our ambassador was murdered – but, yeah… We got him.

Night Watch | June 19, 2014

The start of the sectarian killings is no surprise, after Grand Ayatollah Sistani's call to arms. However, it foreshadows the darkest possible turn of this fighting: The militias kill civilians indiscriminately.

Charles Payne | June 19, 2014

Earlier this week, we got closer to the day of reckoning where the Federal Reserve finally starts to hike interest rates. It is the moment of truth, which was momentarily greeted yesterday, and will trigger more selling both before and after accommodation is removed.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 19, 2014

I wrote the other day that Americans, regardless of all the bad policy we get from Washington, should be thankful we’re not stuck in a dump like Venezuela.

Mike Shedlock | June 19, 2014

Congratulations to Republicans and Democrats alike. On a chained-dollar adjusted basis (but not counting sales taxes, property taxes, fees, home prices, etc.), real average hourly earnings are back to a level seen in 1968.

John Kass | June 19, 2014

Chicago must truly be the most American of cities, and it's not because politicians keep saying it. John Brooks, the newest American soccer star in the World Cup, has testified to this fact.

Bob Goldman | June 19, 2014

Sometimes, when you have no idea what to do with your life, the universe sends you a message.

Tom Purcell | June 19, 2014

"Who the heck cares about a bunch of guys playing footsie with a little ball?"

Wed, Jun 18, 2014

Ann Coulter | June 18, 2014

While the Obama administration tortures the Benghazi raid suspect into a false confession that a YouTube video made him attack our embassy, let's review what his "capture" is meant to distract us from.

Sean Noble | June 18, 2014

?This week the Associated Press reported that an audit of the Department of Veterans Affairs showed that more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial appointments more than 90 days after requesting them. An additional 64,000 are enrolled, but have never seen a doctor. The audit also found that 13 percent of VA schedulers said their supervisors told them to lie about wait times so they seemed shorter.

Jeff Jacoby | June 18, 2014

?Thousands of Americans will rally in Washington, D.C., at a March for Marriageon Thursday in support of "the simple and beautiful message," to quote Brian Brown, that "marriage between one man and one woman is unique and critical for our society." Brown is president of the National Organization for Marriage, the event's lead sponsor.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | June 18, 2014

Months have now passed since the Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram sparked international outrage by kidnapping at least 270 Nigerian school girls.

Michael Schaus | June 18, 2014

Hooray! Higher oil prices! And this hike in prices, of course, will conveniently coincide with increased inflation, stagnating wages, record joblessness, and anemic economic growth. (Haven’t we seen this movie before?)

John Stossel | June 18, 2014

Ray Kurzweil -- inventor of things like machines that turn text into speech -- has popularized the idea that we are rapidly approaching "the singularity," the point at which machines not only think for themselves but develop intellectually faster than we.

Walter E. Williams | June 18, 2014

Calls for slavery reparations have returned with the publication of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Case for Reparations" in The Atlantic magazine (May 21, 2014). In making his argument, Coates goes through the horrors of slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and gross racial discrimination.

Dr. Ben Carson | June 18, 2014

In 2012, the current administration made it clear that certain unaccompanied illegal minors would not be deported if caught.

Brent Bozell | June 18, 2014

Ronan Farrow, considered the "boy wonder" of cable hosts by MSNBC executives, interviewed his colleague Chris Matthews on June 11 over the stunning primary defeat of Eric Cantor.

Jonah Goldberg | June 18, 2014

"Congressional investigators are fuming over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy." That's the opening sentence of the Associated Press story on the IRS's claim that it lost an unknown number of emails over two years relating to the agency's alleged targeting of political groups hostile to the president.

John Ransom | June 18, 2014

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

Ben Shapiro | June 18, 2014

My baby daughter has ruined me.

Terry Jeffrey | June 18, 2014

On Jan. 12, 1991, with 370,000 U.S. troops already deployed near Iraqi-occupied Kuwait, and a U.N. deadline for Saddam Hussein to withdraw from that country only three days away, the U.S. Congress voted on whether to authorize President George H.W. Bush to use force to reverse Iraq's annexation of its neighbor.

Austin Bay | June 18, 2014

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's bloody media foray into northern Iraq adds another international dimension to Syria's thoroughly internationalized civil war.

Donald Lambro | June 18, 2014

While al-Qaeda renegade armies were seizing Iraqi territory over the weekend and closing in on Baghdad, President Obama was jetting into Palm Springs, Calif. for 18 holes of golf.

Rachel Marsden | June 18, 2014

The fact that U.S. President Barack Obama is putting hundreds of boots back onto the ground in Iraq to protect American interests is the result of some bad decisions and missed opportunities to correct course. Except that Russian President Vladimir Putin had already staked out the proper course -- and the Obama administration seems intent on turning every action into a political spitball aimed at getting Putin's attention.

Paul Driessen | June 18, 2014

Last year, Congress enacted 72 new laws and federal agencies promulgated 3,659 new rules, imposing $1.86 trillion in annual regulatory compliance costs on American businesses and families.

Jacob Sullum | June 18, 2014

Do you know how your cellphone works? If not, it's probably best not to find out. You can lose your constitutional rights that way.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 18, 2014

The more people learn about Hillary, the less popular she seems to be. Her book is not selling, she’s making more idiotic statements than Joe Biden without a teleprompter, and even the left is starting to call her out on her lies… I’d have to say 2016 isn’t looking too good for Mrs. Clinton.

Robert Knight | June 18, 2014

Everyone has a theory about why Tea Party upstart Dr. David A. Brat soundly beat Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia’s 7th congressional district primary on June 10.

Peter Morici | June 18, 2014

Buffeted by slow growth and too few jobs, Americans now have to deal with more inflation. In May, consumer prices rose at more than a 4 percent annual pace, and inflation has been heating up the last several months.

Dave Ramsey | June 18, 2014

As your money situation improves, you’ll be able to buy more new things. The price of “new” will become a smaller and smaller percentage of your financial world.

Night Watch | June 18, 2014

If the Iraqi forces do not start putting up a better fight, there might not be time for deal-making to have any effect. A few fast, deadly ISIL forays into Baghdad could panic its population and collapse its defenses.

Charles Payne | June 18, 2014

The United States men's soccer team began the World Cup competition with low-expectations from their own coach. However, they managed to win last night's game, anyway.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 18, 2014

Since I’m a public finance economist, I’m tempted to say a flat tax and small government are an elixir for prosperity, but those policies are just one piece of a bigger puzzle.

Mike Shedlock | June 18, 2014

Earlier this week, Starbucks announced a College Achievement Plan in which it will pay for its baristi and other employees to go back and finish their college degrees.

Akash Chougule | June 18, 2014

Increasingly, people across the country are beginning to realize that teachers’ unions are the biggest obstacle to educational reforms that would give millions of children a better education and a fighting chance at a better life.

Tue, Jun 17, 2014

Hugh Hewitt | June 17, 2014

If Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador pulls off the second stunning upset in as many weeks and defeats California Congressman and current House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy in Thursday's vote to succeed Eric Cantor as the Republican #2 behind House Speaker John Boehner, 10 consequences would flow from that upset that deserve the consideration of every man and woman voting Thursday.

Thomas Sowell | June 17, 2014

The news from Iraq that Islamic terrorists have now taken over cities that American troops liberated during the Iraq war must have left an especially bitter after-taste to Americans who lost a loved one who died taking one of those cities, or to a survivor who came back without an arm or leg, or with other traumas to body or mind.

Ron Paul | June 17, 2014

In 2006, I invited the late General Bill Odom to address my Thursday Congressional luncheon group. Gen. Odom, a former NSA director, called the Iraq war "the greatest strategic disaster in American history," and told the surprised audience that he could not understand why Congress had not impeached the president for pushing this disaster on the United States. History continues to prove the General's assessment absolutely correct.

Chuck Norris | June 17, 2014

Last week, I spoke about how President Barack Obama justified his prisoner swap of five senior Taliban leaders for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl by saying former military leaders and presidents, including George Washington, have engaged in prisoner of war exchange, too.

John Hawkins | June 17, 2014

Believing that America will continue to be strong, prosperous and free no matter what we do is just as foolish as believing that a human being will continue to be healthy, happy and free if he consumes nothing but vodka, crack and doughnuts.

Michael Barone | June 17, 2014

Polls show that most Americans wanted the United States to withdraw from Iraq. Barack Obama did indeed withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq, not troubling to negotiate a readily negotiable status of forces agreement that would have left a contingent of American soldiers there.

Mike Adams | June 17, 2014

Some readers have written questioning my series of columns lampooning the lavender graduation at UNC-Wilmington. That is the ceremony where UNCW graduates are given purple cords to show that they are gay and lavender cords to show they approve of homosexuality.

David Limbaugh | June 17, 2014

My good friend Andy McCarthy has another book out, "Faithless Execution," which couldn't be timelier in view of the deplorable state of current events in America.

Mona Charen | June 17, 2014

?President Barack Obama has flouted the law again and again.

John Ransom | June 17, 2014

And here's a message from my libertarian and isolationist friends: I like Rand Paul very much, but he'll never be President of the United States acting like Obama on foreign policy.

Cal Thomas | June 17, 2014

No life is more wasted than one lost in vain.

Paul Dykewicz | June 17, 2014

The European Central Bank’s (ECB) recent move to adopt what is described as “negative interest rates” to guard against deflation should lift stock prices, spur businesses to invest and help to aid lagging economic growth on the continent.

Pat Buchanan | June 17, 2014

As the Islamic warriors of ISIS rolled down the road from Mosul, John McCain was an echo of French Premier Paul Reynaud, when word reached Paris that Rommel had broken through in the Ardennes: "We are now facing an existential threat to the security of the United States of America," said McCain.

Debra J. Saunders | June 17, 2014

When Barack Obama became the Democratic presidential front-runner in 2008, Europeans went gaga.

Paul Greenberg | June 17, 2014

A trial judge in California has now delivered a resounding decision in the great tradition of Brown v. Board of Education -- yes, the case that sounded the death knell for Jim Crow in public schools after half a century of legally established and maintained racial segregation.

Bill Murchison | June 17, 2014

The Eric Cantor debacle in Virginia last week demanded a storyline, which was no heavy lifting.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 17, 2014

John Kerry was busy talking about Global Warming while Iraq burned to the ground… Which, really, makes sense: Burning cities tend to emit a lot of carbon emissions.

Bill Tatro | June 17, 2014

No matter which historians, economists or government officials you query, there is always one common denominator when discussing the reasons for the great depression of the ‘30s.

Peter Morici | June 17, 2014

Russia is pushing into the Ukraine and threatening Eastern Europe, China is bullying Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam in the East and South China seas, and terrorist groups in the Middle East and Africa can be displaced in one place only to multiply and create more lethal threats in others.

Michael Schaus | June 17, 2014

Chicago’s woes are not merely the consequence of circumstances… These are the symptoms of Liberalism.

Ralph Benko | June 17, 2014

H.L. Mencken, in 1918, observed that “the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”

Night Watch | June 17, 2014

The actual security situation is complicated by the need for the government and for ISIL to boast of their military successes. Our comparison of the claims indicates ISIL has stopped about 50 or 60 miles from Baghdad on its two southern axes of advance towards Baghdad.

Charles Payne | June 17, 2014

Over the last few weeks, bullishness has soared as investors seem more embolden now that the collapse of high-flyers seem to be over (especially after the news on Open Table last Friday).

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 17, 2014

Last August, I shared a list of companies that “re-domiciled” in other nations so they could escape America’s punitive “worldwide” tax system. Well, to paraphrase what Ronald Reagan said to Jimmy Carter in the 1980 presidential debate, here we go again.

Mike Shedlock | June 17, 2014

Ukraine gets half of the natural gas it uses from Russia. However, it's not an evenly distributed half. Ukraine needs far more gas in winter, and far less in Summer. Ukraine has enough gas now to last until September.

Matt Batzel | June 17, 2014

The media narrative of the Establishment versus Tea Party in Republican primaries misses what is really happening.

Mon, Jun 16, 2014

Todd Starnes | June 16, 2014

Brooks Hamby never wanted to be a rabble-rouser. He just wanted to thank Jesus in his high school graduation speech.

Scott Erickson | June 16, 2014

?No matter what President Obama or members of his administration say regarding the economy, the unvarnished reality remains that the United States continues to suffer through its slowest economic recovery in generations.

H. Leighton Steward | June 16, 2014

?The Obama administration placed its crosshairs right on the coal industry by mandating a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions at fossil fuel-burning power plants by 2030. By attempting to force America to use the most expensive, unreliable energies, wind and solar, the Environmental Protection Agency will be fulfilling its goal of reducing fossil fuel use.

Jeff Jacoby | June 16, 2014

THE GREAT state of Minnesota, you'll be glad to learn, is no longer interested in the size and color of your bug deflector. The legislature in St. Paul recently scrapped the 1953 law regulating that automotive accessory, one of almost 1,200 antiquated or bizarre laws that Governor Mark Dayton recommended repealing as part of a major legislative "unsession." Among other changes: Minnesotans have been liberated from the ban on possessing more than two hen pheasants, the penalty for distributing berries in the wrong-sized container is history, and it is now legal to coast with your car's gears in neutral.

Rich Galen | June 16, 2014

Another fast-moving story overtook Our Nation's Capital this weekend as the Sunni insurgency that invaded and took control of Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, last week and was marching on the capital of Baghdad.

Star Parker | June 16, 2014

Just when Tea Party obituaries were being sounded around the country, Washington fixture of 42 years, Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, loses to upstart Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel.

Mike Adams | June 16, 2014

John Edwards' old campaign manager, Josh Stein, is the current North Carolina Senator in District 16. He's also among the most extreme and dangerous politicians in the state.

Cathy Reisenwitz | June 16, 2014

Five teacher hiring and firing laws bit the dust in California this week. In a major blow to teachers unions, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu’s ruling struck down teacher tenure, while freeing districts from spending hundreds of thousands to fire teachers and from having to fire newly-hired teachers first during layoffs.

John Ransom | June 16, 2014

Knowing our junior president from Illinois as well as we’ve all gotten to know him these last seven years, I think we can safely say this about Mr. Obama: Sarah Palin was right all along.

Katie Kieffer | June 16, 2014

There’s hope for the future. My generation of Millennials is embracing entrepreneurial oil jobs to keep America’s lights on.

Terry Paulson | June 16, 2014

On June 14th, I had the privilege of speaking to the local Veterans of Foreign Wars' Flag Day commemoration.

Matt Barber | June 16, 2014

Churches in Denmark are now compelled, by law, to host same-sex “weddings.” America is next.

Tony Perkins | June 16, 2014

Louisiana's "Ragin' Cajun,"James Carville, was the mastermind behind the first Clinton presidential campaign. He drew the Republicans off their winning strategy back in 1992 with his “It’s the economy, stupid!”

Shawn Mitchell | June 16, 2014

Her computer crashed? There's no ISP with a digital trail? No IRS servers? No NSA black hole data? America, if we tolerate these hacks, we deserve what they'll do to us. But how do we untolerate?

Mike Shedlock | June 16, 2014

There are a couple of significant news items in Ukraine today, and both of them will hike tensions in the region.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 16, 2014

No matter how much we complain about the inefficiency, waste, and corruption in Washington, things could be worse.

Political Calculations | June 16, 2014

Since October 2009, three months after the last federal minimum wage increase, there has been virtually no jobs recovery for American teens.

Nick Sorrentino | June 16, 2014

We’ll see how Brat does, but at this moment the American political calculus has changed fundamentally for the better.

Michael Tanner | June 16, 2014

If we should know anything by now, it’s that government does a terrible job of running a health care system.

Mark Calabria | June 16, 2014

A central flaw in Los Angeles’ logic is that the inflection point in prices came before that in delinquencies.

Michael Schaus | June 16, 2014

While Holder and Co have been busy collecting billion dollar fines from big banks, they’ve taken a more direct approach to snub out businesses that don’t necessarily conform with the Holder/Obama view of America.

Sun, Jun 15, 2014

Rachel Alexander | June 15, 2014

It has been exactly one year since the organization Leading Women For Shared Parenting (LW4SP) launched, as a fledgling organization with just a handful of women.

Joanne Moudy | June 15, 2014

Just when things seem like they can’t get any worse, Obama stoops to a new all time low. With the resounding defeat of Eric Cantor, liberal ‘Dreamers’ must look for new and creative ways to hoist their illegal, open-border policies upon law-abiding American citizens.

Derek Hunter | June 15, 2014

When a kid with cookie all over his face claims he didn’t eat any cookies it’s because he knows he wasn’t supposed to be eating cookies. He’ll eventually fess up, although he may rationalize the behavior. Most adults are the same way. A president with a stain on an intern’s dress may hold out for a while, but he’ll come around eventually.

John Ransom | June 15, 2014

Governments were formed amongst men to secure rights, not grant them. And if you don't know the difference...yep you're a liberal.

Doug Giles | June 15, 2014

It’s Father’s Day today and I can’t think of a more important job than raising your kids right. Don’t believe me? Well then, I have two words for you: Bowe and Bergdhal.

Bruce Bialosky | June 15, 2014

Big Business does some things that are utterly necessary in modern society. They build airplanes and cars.

Paul Jacob | June 15, 2014

“If I had to choose between government without newspapers, and newspapers without government,” Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “I wouldn’t hesitate to choose the latter.”

Jerry Newcombe | June 15, 2014

As the fallout from the Bowe Bergdahl swap for five Taliban prisoners of war continues to reverberate, there’s a fascinating statement from one MSNBC host on the subject.

Political Calculations | June 15, 2014

We've noted before that most murder victims in the United States are often demographically-related to their murderers, but did you know that they would also appear to be even more closely linked on their social networks?

Mark W. Hendrickson | June 15, 2014

This isn’t going to be one of those sentimental Father’s Day articles, even though that is what I would prefer. This article will have a bit of an edge to it. Please excuse my bluntness, but fatherhood is serious business, and for me to sugarcoat or evade the truth about it would benefit nobody

Michael Schaus | June 15, 2014

You can annoy a liberal, and save money at the same time. It’s like some sort of a magical set of circumstances that were created especially for gun enthusiasts on a budget.

Michael Youssef | June 15, 2014

“Bodies are scattered all over the streets,” is how an Iraqi pastor described the situation in Mosul, Iraq, the country’s second-largest city.

Peter Morici | June 15, 2014

Peter Morici is a professor at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business, former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission, and five-time winner of the MarketWatch best forecaster award.

Jeff Crouere | June 15, 2014

Hillary states that she was in charge, but not completely, a ridiculous defense.

John Browne | June 15, 2014

By concluding that capitalism, even if it is confined to just a few countries, will lead to increasing poverty among the masses around the world, many cynical observers may conclude that Piketty is laying out a carefully planned case towards global socialism.

Mike Shedlock | June 15, 2014

The Guardian has a Live Blog on the Iraq: reports ISIS Militants Push Towards Baghdad - Live.