Sat, Jun 28, 2014

Paul Greenberg | June 28, 2014

It started as a day like any other a hundred years ago, but before it was out, it would have ushered in a century of war, revolution, terror and mass murder like no other.

John Ransom | June 28, 2014

Usually they euthanize animals after such an incident. And I would suggest to the Democrats that at the least they should consider castration. I mean if Michelle will let them have the parts for a while.

Hank Adler | June 28, 2014

As has been widely reported, my friend John Eastman stated yesterday that his Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence has successfully represented the National Organization for Marriage in its lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service for the illegal disclosure of the organization's donor list.

Kathryn Lopez | June 28, 2014

?Beware the old woman offering you love.

Paul Greenberg | June 28, 2014

We're told Common Core is some kind of nefarious conspiracy, a clear and ever more present danger to the whole country. The paranoid style is definitely back, and few politicians who want to move up the career ladder may challenge all this scaretalk.

Ed Feulner | June 28, 2014

I don’t know who the next U.S. attorney general will be. But I know I pity that person. Restoring the Justice Department’s reputation in the wake of Eric Holder’s tenure will take a lot of work.

Paul Kengor | June 28, 2014

On June 28, 1914, a Bosnian-Serb student named Gavrilo Princip killed Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, the duchess. It was the shot-heard-round-the-world, unleashing a series of events that by August 1914 embroiled Europe in war. That deadly summer unfolded 100 years ago, and the world truly was never the same.

Larry Kudlow | June 28, 2014

Why in the world would Congress want to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank? Known as "Bank of Boeing," Ex-Im is the perfect example of corporate welfare, crony capitalism, fraud, and corruption.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 28, 2014

The moral of the story is that poverty is, or at least was, the natural state of humanity. But then something remarkable happened. The power of government was constrained and the vitality of markets was unleashed. The rest, as they say, is history.

Night Watch | June 28, 2014

Al-Maliki made clear, however, that he went to the Russians and Belarus for assistance because US aid takes so long to arrive.

Mike Shedlock | June 28, 2014

Malinvestment in China proceeds at a staggering pace. Technically, this growth adds to GDP, but eventually it will be written off.

John Browne | June 28, 2014

The current situation in Iraq is a modern tragedy. But in more practical terms it is a very stark illustration of the folly of central planning and the limits of state power in the face of entrenched traditions and proven history.

Steve Deace | June 28, 2014

The Mississippi Senate runoff proves there’s only one way to beat the GOP establishment at its own game, otherwise the GOP will cease to exist in our lifetimes.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 28, 2014

Can you imagine a world were the media didn’t go out of its way to protect Barack Obama? Yeah… Neither can we. The good news is that it’s getting a whole lot more difficult for the media to run cover for this administration.

Nick Sorrentino | June 28, 2014

It was already pretty dim for anyone who understands how insurance works. I used to be an insurance underwriter and I’ve been wondering since the beginning how anyone thought Obamacare was going to work.

Daniel Mael | June 28, 2014

One would think that the president of the United States would speak after the abduction of an American citizen. But in the case of Frenkel, the president has remained silent.

Vernon Robinson | June 28, 2014

Dr. Carson exemplifies the American Dream. As a boy from the streets of Detroit, raised by a single mother, Dr. Carson is a testament to what hard work can achieve in America. He embraced the power of a good education and worked hard, eventually becoming a world-renowned neurosurgeon and the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Fri, Jun 27, 2014

Mona Charen | June 27, 2014

An estimated 50,000 Iranian exiles and supporters from Europe and North America are here to remind the world that no cooperation with the brutal, expansionist regime in Tehran can possibly advance Western interests.

Humberto Fontova | June 27, 2014

That National Public Radio has nice things to say about socialism shouldn’t be surprising. After all, “Federal funding is essential to public radio's service to the American public,” explains NPR’s own website. “Elimination of federal funding would result in fewer programs, less journalism…and eventually the loss of public radio stations.”

John Nantz | June 27, 2014

Thanks to Barack Obama Iraq is burning.

Mark Davis | June 27, 2014

I think the points have been made— Soccer is largely a tedious game featuring long stretches of uneventful play punctuated by the all-too-rare moment of scoring.

Michael Schaus | June 27, 2014

The great whiskey drought of the 2010’s will soon be upon us. I know what you’re thinking: Is this how the apocalypse arrives?

Michelle Malkin | June 27, 2014

Three cheers for right-wing obstructionism. Can we have more, please, and louder?

Erick Erickson | June 27, 2014

Last Tuesday in Mississippi, incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran beat his challenger, State Sen. Chris McDaniel, in a Republican runoff. There is no dispute that Cochran won by bringing thousands of Democrats into the Republican runoff to support him.

Michael Barone | June 27, 2014

I'm old enough to remember when American liberals cherished the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. They celebrated especially the freedom accorded those with unpopular beliefs and protested attempts to squelch the expression of differing opinions.

Brent Bozell | June 27, 2014

There's a new card game making the rounds that's designed to offend. What does it say about our culture that this marketing strategy actually works?

Jonah Goldberg | June 27, 2014

Paging Elizabeth Warren: This is your moment.

Mike Adams | June 27, 2014

Gary Miller must really be angry about getting run off as chancellor of UNC-Wilmington. On his way out the door, he's left us with more bad news. Apparently, five diversity offices and a small army of administrators to manage them just isn't enough diversity spending.

David Limbaugh | June 27, 2014

More and more people are finally coming to the realization that President Obama is presiding over America's decline, though there are differences of opinion as to whether he's deliberately or even directly causing it.

John Ransom | June 27, 2014

When the folks at the top grow so out of touch with the rest of us that they believe a vast majority of us will applaud any stupid thing they do because we are told to, well that’s not history, that’s an Aesop fable or a fairytale.

Pat Buchanan | June 27, 2014

Looking back over the last century there were two great coalition builders in presidential politics: FDR and Richard Nixon.

Suzanne Fields | June 27, 2014

Dov Charney was called the CEO of Sleezecake, responsible for the heightened pornification of fashion advertisements aimed at very young women, and he remained king of the mountain at American Apparel as long as the heap he was sitting on was green, as in money. For a while, it was.

Diana West | June 27, 2014

About those 300 U.S. military advisers that the Obama administration has ordered to Iraq.

Linda Chavez | June 27, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner has had enough of executive usurpation of power.

Bill Tatro | June 27, 2014

Willie Sutton was once asked why he robs banks. His response was simple “Because that’s where the money is!” Given the infinite wisdom of Senator Max Baucus, Representative Charlie Rangel, and Senator Harry Reid we are about to embark on a world wide search for money.

Mike Shedlock | June 27, 2014

California Bill AB-129 Lawful Money passed the California Senate on June 19, and the Assembly on June 23. The bill now awaits signing by Governor Jerry Brown.

Charles Payne | June 27, 2014

There is no doubt that people are angry for good reasons. Median household income is lower than it was back in 1989. It is the perfect backdrop for the politics of envy and has been exploited masterfully.

Night Watch | June 27, 2014

Without help from local tribes, ISIL would be fatally overextended. In any event, pockets of government forces remain active in Sunni Arab regions and they have slowed ISIL.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 27, 2014

When I wrote recently that the IRS was corrupt, venal, and despicable, I didn’t realize that I was bending over backwards to be overly nice.

Nicholas Vardy | June 27, 2014

Last week, an anonymous buyer, bidding by telephone at Sotheby’s on the Upper East Side in New York, paid a record $9.5 million for a British Guiana One-Cent Magenta postage stamp from 1856.

Doug Fabian | June 27, 2014

There are two perspectives that investors may use to assess emerging markets. In the first view, the easy-money policies of central banks are buoying the share prices of publicly traded companies and enhancing the returns for investors in emerging markets.

Ashley Pratte | June 27, 2014

Obama is not a king—he is the President of the free world—meaning that there are constitutional checks on his power.

Peter Morici | June 27, 2014

The U.S. economy is set to take off. Scarred by the financial crisis but on their feet again, consumers will lead the economy to growth in the range of 3 percent through the end of 2015.

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

Rebecca Hagelin | June 26, 2014

Have you ever stopped to consider why stories mean so much to us? Why do great books and great movies enrapture us the way they do?

Rich Galen | June 26, 2014

?We've been through this before, but it bears repeating today: Politics = winning. Religion = salvation.

Michael Schaus | June 26, 2014

I mean, it was no hurricane, or earthquake, or apocalyptic zombie virus outbreak, but it was still an excuse, right? Heck, I'm almost expecting Obama to blame Q1 GDP on a computer crash...

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | June 26, 2014

It's an off-year election, and the White House is securely in the Democratic camp for two more years. That means the focus is turning instead to down-ballot races.

Derek Hunter | June 26, 2014

In the last week Democrats participated in a break-fight of sorts, but it was more of a “broke-fight,” and if any of them win, we all will lose.

Larry Elder | June 26, 2014

In 2011, President Barack Obama pronounced Iraq "self-reliant and democratic," and "a country in which people from different religious sects and ethnicities can resolve their differences peacefully through the democratic process."

Mike Adams | June 26, 2014

A parent wrote to me last week asking for my honest assessment of my university. His reason for writing is that his son is enrolling at UNC-Wilmington in the fall. He directly asked whether I would send my own son to the university where I teach. He also asked some other pointed questions. I thought my answers would make an informative column for parents who are about to send their Christian children to secular universities like UNCW.

Cal Thomas | June 26, 2014

People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court ruling that allows the Environmental Protection Agency, under certain limits, to proceed under the Clean Air Act to regulate major sources of greenhouse-gas emissions.

Eric Peterson | June 26, 2014

The bank’s 2013 annual report claimed that “nearly 90 percent of Ex-Im’s transitions directly benefited small businesses” while less than 20 percent of actual funding did. Patrons of the bank also point to the results of Ex-Im’s “small business survey,” touting the benefits of the big business bank to mom-and-pop shops.

Debra J. Saunders | June 26, 2014

It's time to pass the hat for Hillary Clinton. The former secretary of state has tried to distance herself from her weeks-ago assertion that after husband Bill left the White House, the couple were "dead broke."

Matt Towery | June 26, 2014

The new theme that conservatives and Republicans will start to read and hear about in the coming months will be that the GOP is so terribly divided that it won't be able to win critical races for control of the U.S. Senate in November.

Emmett Tyrrell | June 26, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I was lured from my customary solitary breakfast to dine with Dr. Ben Carson, the celebrated neurosurgeon and inchoate politician. He probably squirms at the appellation "politician," but I am afraid that is what he is going to be. In fact, a politician is what he will have to be if he acts upon his diagnosis of America.

Steve Chapman | June 26, 2014

A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today -- which carries eerie echoes of the not-so-distant past.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 26, 2014

GDP for the first quarter of the year actually contracted by almost 3 percent. In other words: Our economy is so bad we can’t weather a winter – and Obamacare isn’t costing workers enough to “save” our GDP numbers. Hooray Obamanomics, right?

Mike Shedlock | June 26, 2014

The first quarter GDP initial projection was 0.1%. The second estimate came in at -1.0%. Today the third estimate came in at -2.9%.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 26, 2014

Obamacare resulted in big increases in the fiscal burden of government (ironically, it would be even worse if Obama hadn’t unilaterally suspended parts of the law).

Bob Goldman | June 26, 2014

Instead of trying to accomplish 12 tasks at once -- and doing them all poorly -- reduce the number of tasks you tackle from 12 to one. You'll still do that one job poorly, but, at least, that leaves 11 jobs you haven't screwed up.

Charles Payne | June 26, 2014

Tomorrow, state officials in California will review a petition to gain a vote in November that would reduce prison sentences for non-violent felonies. Backers claim that there are more than 800,000 signatures already, which exceeds the 504,000 signatures needed.

Peter Schiff | June 26, 2014

Recently Federal Reserve Governor Jeremy Stein commented on what has become obvious to many investors: the bond market has become too large and too illiquid, exposing the market to crisis and seizure if a large portion of investors decide to sell at the same time.

Night Watch | June 26, 2014

Now that Kyiv has agreed to hold talks with the eastern separatists, investing them with political standing, Putin can afford to be conciliatory.

John Kass | June 26, 2014

In an exclusive interview, Raffaele Raia -- the noted Italian soccer aficionado from Oliveto Citra, near Salerno -- said America is missing only one thing to fully grasp World Cup soccer.

Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Ann Coulter | June 25, 2014

I've held off on writing about soccer for a decade -- or about the length of the average soccer game -- so as not to offend anyone. But enough is enough. Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation's moral decay.

Jeff Jacoby | June 25, 2014

At a June 12 appearance in New York before the Council on Foreign Relations, Hillary Clinton made the familiar argument for ending the US trade embargo against Cuba, the same one critics of the policy have been making for years.

John Ransom | June 25, 2014

There’s more proof that global warming is man-made than there is that the Obama version of economics has helped anyone*.

Eric Peterson | June 25, 2014

?The merger of two medical companies often makes few headlines outside of the business section of the daily newspaper. The merger of medical device manufactures Medtronic and Covidien, however, is a different matter – not because of the devices they manufacture, but because of the spotlight the transaction has shined on the U.S.’s counter-productive and punitive tax code, which discourages American companies from reinvesting their global profits here at home.

Michael Schaus | June 25, 2014

Apparently, in a “utopian” world, restaurants would ban tips and compensate their servers the same way that Chicago teacher unions compensate their rank and file: Without regard to performance, or competency.

Michelle Malkin | June 25, 2014

Imagine how much better off America's veterans would be if the federal government spent more time delivering actual care and less time compiling tyrannical lists. The death-inducing secret waiting lists for patients are just the tip of the iceberg.

John Stossel | June 25, 2014

Reporter Sharyl Attkisson's story sounds familiar to me: A major network got tired of her reports criticizing government. She no longer works ther

Walter E. Williams | June 25, 2014

Many view America's education as a failure, but in at least one important way, it's been a success -- a success in dumbing down the nation so that we fall easy prey to charlatans, hustlers and quacks.

Dr. Ben Carson | June 25, 2014

The audacity of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in canceling the trademark of the Washington Redskins is frightening. When the government is in charge of deciding what is offensive and what is not, and has the power to punish the "offenders," we move further away from a free society and closer to a tyrannical nanny state.

Brent Bozell | June 25, 2014

In November of 2002, Washington Post reporter-editor Bob Woodward unveiled excerpts of his latest book, "Bush at War," and caused a big stir by revealing that Fox News boss Roger Ailes had sent a confidential memo to the George W. Bush White House after 9/11 insisting the president stay tough against the terrorists.

Jonah Goldberg | June 25, 2014

It's a fact of human nature that it's easier to talk about who's to blame for a problem than it is to figure out what to do about the problem.

Bob Barr | June 25, 2014

One might think the websites of various federal agencies tasked with protecting America’s borders would be information resources about how the Obama Administration is handling the now crisis-level situation at the border.

Ken Blackwell | June 25, 2014

?In the confusion that accompanies the surge of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), it is not surprising that many are deeply concerned. This extraordinarily savage group of terrorists has stormed out of Syria and is threatening many cities in Iraq—cities that Americans liberated with their blood and treasure. It’s not surprising that, faced with such a stunning development, even officials like Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) might consider working with Iran’s mullahs to stem the tide.

Tim Phillips | June 25, 2014

“…Our energy policy is creating jobs and leading to a cleaner, safer planet.” If only these words spoken by our president during his State of the Union address were actually true.

Doug Giles | June 25, 2014

Gary Oldman did what is verboten amidst the Hollywood lovelies; namely, crap on liberal politicians, condemn political correctness and laud libertarian and conservative thought.

Ben Shapiro | June 25, 2014

The Constitution is dead. Long live the executive dictatorship.

Austin Bay | June 25, 2014

On June 28, 1914, Serbian ultra-nationalist Gavril Princip assassinated Austro-Hungarian Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Police quickly arrested Princip and the rest of a ragtag band of Serb terrorists who had come to the Balkan city to provoke hate and create chaos.

Paul Greenberg | June 25, 2014

Remarkable. But typical. This administration has just released a 42-page advertisement for itself that it calls a report. In it, Barack Obama & Co. take more than full credit for the dramatic change in this country's energy prospects -- from the long years when they were increasingly dismal to how radiantly bright they have become today.

Rachel Marsden | June 25, 2014

PARIS -- The irony of recent U.S. foreign interventions is that despite Uncle Sam's best efforts, the ultimate benefactor ends up being America's primary economic rival in the area in question. It should come as no surprise that the two economic rivals who usually benefit are China and Russia, both absolute masters of subversion.

Michael Brown | June 25, 2014

Is the IRS lying about Lois Lerner’s lost emails? The prevailing sentiment in America today could be answered with a series of rhetorical questions: Is the ocean wet? Do birds fly? Does the sun shine?

Rich Tucker | June 25, 2014

So far during the Obama years, the serial scandals have fallen into a familiar pattern...

Jacob Sullum | June 25, 2014

"I should warn you that emotionally I'm on edge," Jay Rockefeller announced as he convened a Senate hearing last week. He was not kidding.

Robert Knight | June 25, 2014

Let me get past the difficult part first: I’m a recovering liberal.

Ken Connor | June 25, 2014

They say all politics is local, but this is easy to forget amidst the incessant frenzy of a 24-hour news cycle that tends to focus exclusively on national politics. For many people, particularly those residing in sprawling suburban bedroom communities or bustling urban centers, it is easy to overlook the local in favor of the national.

Bill Tatro | June 25, 2014

In Vietnam we first sent in a few hundred military advisers. Then we followed with hundreds of thousands of troops. The outcome, of course, was Miss Saigon.

Mike Shedlock | June 25, 2014

Here's the question of the day: Is there a climate bubble? In a New York Times op-ed, former treasury secretary Hank Paulson says there is.

Kristan Hawkins | June 25, 2014

It’s been almost a year since the historic abortion filibuster of state Senator Wendy Davis in Austin, Texas where she took to the floor of the Texas Senate to make sure that the state did not ban abortions after 20 weeks – that is a preborn baby who is five months along with fully formed hands and feet, who can feel pain, suck his/her thumb, and whose movements can sometimes be felt by his or her mother.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 25, 2014

To put it simply, Obama doesn’t care about your job, your house, your education, or your income… He cares about politicking, with you as a prop. America is ready for an economic comeback – we just need a competent leader or two in DC to pull back the bureaucratic curtain.

Night Watch | June 25, 2014

Today, the Ministry of Defense said Iraqi forces have regained control of the al-Walid border crossing with Syria and the Turaibil border crossing with Jordan. The government's claim is not confirmed and appears doubtful.

Charles Payne | June 25, 2014

Obama is angling toward some kind of federal fund that would eventually be funded by "rich" workers with families, goals, dreams, and businesses where the nation would get out of its "outdated" ways of thinking.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 25, 2014

I can’t resist noting that Hillary thinks giving speeches is “hard work.” Since I occasionally get paid to give speeches (though only a tiny, tiny fraction of the $200,000-plus that she receives), allow me to state for the record that it is the easiest money to earn.

Tue, Jun 24, 2014

Joanne Moudy | June 24, 2014

Just before 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim Ishag was to board the flight to freedom out of Khartoum this morning, she was re-arrested by Sudanese government officials.

Phil Kerpen | June 24, 2014

When President Obama announced an unprecedented effort by the EPA to strong-arm states into adopting cap-and-trade, he made the announcement not by focusing on the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but rather on the so-called co-benefits that closing coal plants will have on particulate matter, which is already tightly regulated.

Michael Schaus | June 24, 2014

I like a good cigarette and moules marinières as much as the next guy (unless, of course he’s French… then he might like it more) but, I’m not thrilled about living in the socialist-lite version of Europe’s paradise for workers.

Thomas Sowell | June 24, 2014

Pundits are pointing to President Barack Obama's recent decline in public opinion polls, and saying that he may now become another "lame duck" president, unable to accomplish much during his final term in office. That has happened to other presidents. But it is extremely unlikely to happen to this president. There are reasons why other presidents have become impotent during their last years in office. But those reasons do not apply to Barack Obama.

Ron Paul | June 24, 2014

Oklahoma recently took action to protect the state's children from the federal education bureaucracy by withdrawing from Common Core. Common Core is the latest attempt to bribe states, with money taken from the American people, into adopting a curriculum developed by federal bureaucrats and education "experts."

Chuck Norris | June 24, 2014

As most kids are screaming "School's out for summer," 18-year-old high-school student Andrew Lampart is still trying to figure out why his school's Internet service blocked him from gathering conservative facts for his side of the argument on his school debate team.

John Hawkins | June 24, 2014

Today, grassroots conservative Chris McDaniel is going up against establishment Republican Thad Cochran in a primary election in Mississippi. Other than Dave Brat's victory over Eric Cantor, this has the potential to be the most important race of the election cycle so far.

Mike Adams | June 24, 2014

College campuses are becoming increasingly hostile towards certain forms of speech.

David Limbaugh | June 24, 2014

I'm probably in some minuscule minority, but I am just not too worried about Hillary Clinton's prospects to become our next president. I sense that people will detect her lack of authenticity and also properly associate her with Obama's failed policies.

Mona Charen | June 24, 2014

Among Republicans, the debate over America's proper world role is vigorous. Sen. Rand Paul blames the current disarray in Iraq on George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. "Were they right in their predictions? Were there weapons of mass destruction there? Was the war won in 2005, when many of those people said it was won?"

Cal Thomas | June 24, 2014

It is a line I have used to open speeches on the lecture circuit for years and it never fails to get a laugh: "I'm happy to be here tonight from Washington, D.C., where the only politicians with convictions are in prison."

Dennis Prager | June 24, 2014

Last week, during the official celebration of the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, told a jammed Staples Center that "there are two long-standing rules for politicians . ... They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand and never swear. But this is a big f-----g day," he said, holding up a bottle of Bud Light.

Pat Buchanan | June 24, 2014

With the Islamic warriors of ISIS having captured all the border posts between Iraq, Syria and Jordan, we may be witnessing the end of Sykes-Picot.

Debra J. Saunders | June 24, 2014

The New York Times reports that House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy is considered "the best hope" to win passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill in Congress after he becomes majority leader in July. It's sort of quaint how the Gray Lady wants to believe in miracles.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | June 24, 2014

Scholars have offered countless theories for why Rome fell, but one unquestionable factor—and perhaps the only one that mattered in the end—was the slow and eventually irreversible erosion of its military readiness. Today, many Americans are deeply concerned that our own military is headed down a similar path.

Paul Greenberg | June 24, 2014

Call it déjà vu, the feeling that we've been here before, that events in the news are happening again, only with a new cast. This flashback could be titled Iraq Agonistes, except it's no play. It is all too real.

Phyllis Schlafly | June 24, 2014

Obama administration officials trekked out to a tiny rural community in southern Virginia to teach the local yokels a thing about immigration policy. Yet the lessons learned were not by the local farmers but by the bureaucrats who got more than an earful in protests against placing illegal aliens in their small town of Lawrenceville.

Bill Murchison | June 24, 2014

And there before us, b'golly, was ... the car!

Armstrong Williams | June 24, 2014

?With urban crime nationwide undergoing a decade-long decline, Chicago sticks out like a sore thumb with its record homicides and rising crime rates over the past few years. The chaos in Chicago is particularly troubling given that Chicago is the home base of President Obama, and elected a mayor that was essentially hand-picked by the Obama administration.

Marvin Olasky | June 24, 2014

On June 28, 1914, an assassin killed Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the Balkan city of Sarajevo. That incident touched off World War I, which ended with 18 million dead bodies and led to a Communist takeover of Russia.

Charles Payne | June 24, 2014

Two weeks ago, Eric Cantor turned the world of politics upside down with a crushing loss; it was the first time, ever, that a sitting majority leader lost a reelection attempt.

Night Watch | June 24, 2014

The Iraqi leadership apparently has decided to concentrate its resources for the defense of Baghdad. Thus, it is withdrawing forces from the periphery or cutting those forces off in order to find a defensive line it can hold.

Ralph Benko | June 24, 2014

The devil, of course, is in the details. What rule should prevail? There is an almost superstitious truculence on the part of world monetary elites to consider the restoration of the gold standard.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 24, 2014

With occasional exceptions such as Switzerland and Estonia, there’s rarely good news from Europe. At least with regards to fiscal policy.

Ransom Notes Radio | June 24, 2014

There’s a reason the IRS believes they can get away with this fiasco… They’re the IRS. They’re pretty much the definition of “power”.

Mike Shedlock | June 24, 2014

France is back in recession, with rising costs and falling output prices as well. Thank the socialist policies of Francois Hollande for this result.

Tom Purcell | June 24, 2014

"Look, it is hard to believe that the email records of six people involved in this scandal are somehow lost forever due to a series of convenient hard-drive crashes. It's awfully coincidental, don't you think?"

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Michael Barone | June 23, 2014

What should Republican lawmakers do about immigration?

Joanne Moudy | June 23, 2014

After languishing in the Omdurman Federal Women’s prison in Khartoum, Sudan since early February, Dr. Meriam Ibrahim Ishag was finally released earlier today. A 27 year-old Christian mother of two and a physician, Meriam was convicted of apostasy and adultery on Mother’s Day. She was given three days to reconsider her faith. When she refused to renounce her belief in Jesus Christ, she was sentenced to 100 lashes followed by hanging.

Ken Blackwell | June 23, 2014

The ongoing conflict in Iraq has serious implications for vital U.S. interests, the extent of which are difficult to decipher at this early stage. Who ends up holding the keys to power within Iraqi territory? What happens to the regional balance of power? How will Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons—and our efforts to stop them—be affected?

Kurt Schlichter | June 23, 2014

The establishment – defined less by party than by power – is using every weapon it has to shut you up, to marginalize you, and to beat you into submission.

Star Parker | June 23, 2014

Last week’s California superior court decision, which struck down teacher tenure law in California public schools, is good news for everyone worried about America’s future.

Cathy Reisenwitz | June 23, 2014

On Friday, Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Corey Booker (D-NJ) offered a medical marijuana amendment on the floor of the Senate.

Katie Kieffer | June 23, 2014

Dr. Alieta Eck, you’re a Wonder Woman. All of Congress is waiting for you!

Rachel Alexander | June 23, 2014

The left consistently blames guns for school shootings, while mostly ignoring the big elephant in the room: mental illness. Up until the 1960s, the severely mentally ill were locked up in psychiatric hospitals, for their own good and for the protection of society. The ACLU and the left changed that, by successfully suing to get them released out onto the streets.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | June 23, 2014

With high school graduation season out of the way, countless families are facing the hefty price tag of sending their children to college.

Rich Galen | June 23, 2014

The thing about fifty years isn't that it goes by so quickly when you're looking backwards, and seems so impossibly far away when you're looking ahead. That's true, but it's not what is most important.

Matt Barber | June 23, 2014

Look at your life. Life is hard. Look at the news. In our fallen, sinful world, evil swirls about like a violent dust devil, clouding the air of absolute truth and muddying the waters of pure grace that flow to eternal life through Christ Jesus.

Chris Edwards | June 23, 2014

A tragedy is unfolding in Texas as thousands of illegal immigrants are pouring over the southern border.

Political Calculations | June 23, 2014

Depending upon the household income of those who bought health insurance through the ACA exchanges, the amount of subsidies that they might need to repay when they file their 2014 income tax returns could be hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 23, 2014

Since I’ve already created a Moocher Hall of Fame to acknowledge the strangest and most reprehensible examples of government dependency, it’s occurred to me that there also should be a Bureaucrat Hall of Fame...

Michael Schaus | June 23, 2014

I know that leftists like to portray Capitalism as a giant factory pumping radioactive sludge into some victimized river - but that’s just not the case.

Mike Shedlock | June 23, 2014

By executive order, president Obama has acted to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the US, allegedly to halt global warming. However, greenhouse gas production is a global thing so it's important to consider global ramifications of US policy decisions.

Mark Baisley | June 23, 2014

We are transitioning from the Information Age into the Applied Science Age. What this means above all is that assertions used to affect the behavior of others can be quickly confirmed or disproven.

Crystal Wright | June 23, 2014

For all the flirtation Hillary Clinton has done with the news media over whether she intends to run for president in 2016, you’d think she would have performed better on her book tour/campaign dress rehearsal.

Kevin Williams | June 23, 2014

Twenty-seven years ago this summer, millions of conservative Americans were riveted to their televisions over six days as they watched some of the most compelling Congressional testimony ever given. Because what they saw bothered them immensely.

Nick Sorrentino | June 23, 2014

As government has grown larger, as the cronies have amassed more power and money, the tools of law enforcement have become more powerful both on the street and in the courts.

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Jeff Jacoby | June 22, 2014

I'VE ALWAYS taken a dim view of wedding gift registries, on the principle that greed is bad and greed masquerading as courtesy is worse.

Derek Hunter | June 22, 2014

I apologize in advance for some of the terminology in this column. Much of it may make you angry, upset or downright sick to your stomach. It’s not that I use the name “Washington Redskins,” it’s that I talk about the Internal Revenue Service on page 2. Again, apologies.

John Ransom | June 22, 2014

This is what I say to union folks: You want to be involved in politics, then stop whining when politics don't go your way. You want to go back to bargaining for employees, rather than bargaining for politicians, then be my guest.

Austin Hill | June 22, 2014

What could possibly help elevate the earnings of entry-level workers better than a new minimum wage law? How about a thriving economy and near-zero unemployment!

Doug Giles | June 22, 2014

I don't know about you, but when I look at the multifaceted ways Obama and his ilk are destroying our nation I get more angry and depressed than Ted Nugent being forced to watch Lois Lerner do an interpretive dance to Boy George's song Do You Really Want To Hurt Me, the extended cut.

Paul Dykewicz | June 22, 2014

The split, 2-1, decision by unelected trademark board members shows the increasingly heavy hand that politics is playing in the activities of the private sector.

Debra J. Saunders | June 22, 2014

"Pee in a cup" is a phrase you should prepare to hear frequently this election season. A requirement that doctors be subject to random drug and alcohol testing is the curb-appeal provision in a measure that will be on the California ballot in November.

Bruce Bialosky | June 22, 2014

?The world lost not only one of the greatest baseball players of all-time this week, but one of the finest representatives for baseball, sports and humans of all kinds. The death of this wonderful man at the early age of 54-years-old was a loss for all of us.

Paul Jacob | June 22, 2014

I’m no cheese expert. But I know what I like. And I prefer “interesting” cheese to the mostly mass-produced product I see on supermarket shelves. Why? A failure of capitalism? No.

Kathryn Lopez | June 22, 2014

In today's outrage-fueled media cycle, human stories often get lost unless used they're for propaganda.

Kevin McCullough | June 22, 2014

When the President was first elected, I pledged to wait from the day of his election--to his then swearing in--to begin critique of his public policy. I promised to do so because in the day of the first "post racial" President I felt it was a necessary discipline to criticize him on policy, actions, behaviors, and decisions rather than abstract arguments like birth certificates and "the President is a secret Muslim" conspiracies.

Steve Chapman | June 22, 2014

The government normally doesn't care whether you or I accumulate large bills for home improvement, a new car or exotic vacations. But Barack Obama feels no hesitation in concluding that the cost of higher education has placed "too big a debt load on too many young people." Therefore, something must be done.

Lee Culpepper | June 22, 2014

According to the best selling book of all time, all of us are willful orphans. Each one of us was planned, designed, created, and provided for with a world that could sustain us, but we were all separated from God by our own foolish pride and self-absorbed impulses -- yes, I mean sin. Of course, not everyone believes this, but for those that do not, specifically non-Christian parents, analyzing their own lives might help them to see the truth in God’s message.

Political Calculations | June 22, 2014

It's often assumed that the kind of technology that automates the jobs that low income earners can do will come to replace the people who do those jobs. But is that really true?

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 22, 2014

One of the many challenges of being libertarian is that people sometimes think you’re naive about foreign policy.

Michael Schaus | June 22, 2014

Ok, I must be having a stroke: I think I agree with her words. Something tells me, however, that our solutions are probably a bit different.

Night Watch | June 22, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki over the phone and expressed his support for Iraq.

Michael Youssef | June 22, 2014

Let me just say that President Obama is probably not a Muslim, but not a Christian, either. Most likely, he’s agnostic. Politics is his religion.

Steve Deace | June 22, 2014

The final commandment of the “10 Commandments of Political Warfare” is one we almost never even try—play offense.

Nick Sorrentino | June 22, 2014

The bureaucratic class is little understood by those outside of the DC metroplex. It is massive. It is well paid. It is powerful. And it is a danger to this country. That’s right a danger.