Sat, Jul 05, 2014

John Hawkins | July 05, 2014

Are you Hispanic, black, Asian, Jewish, gay, young, old, poor, or a woman? Well, then you may have heard that conservatives like me hate you.

Paul Driessen | July 05, 2014

Poor countries should hold Big Green groups and directors liable for ravages they cause

Rich Tucker | July 05, 2014

Gentlemen,” Herbert Hoover told visiting dignitaries in June of 1930, “you have come six weeks too late.” The Depression, he declared, was over. Sadly, for him and for the country, he wasn’t correct.

Chris Edwards | July 05, 2014

The chart shows that the number of federal subsidy programs has almost doubled since 1990, reaching 2,282 today.

Mike Shedlock | July 05, 2014

Most foreign "aid" isn't really "aid" but rather handouts to US corporations. Monsanto is a prime example of agricultural "aid".

Chris Versace | July 05, 2014

What do Apple (AAPL), Starbucks (SBUX), Ford (F) and General Electric (GE) all have in common? Their businesses are built on churning out thousands and thousands of products each and every week. To be successful, they have to deliver products that meet or beat consumer expectations time and time again.

Steve Deace | July 05, 2014

Debunking Leftist hysteria about the Hobby Lobby ruling, which proves yet again we’ve become two totally different countries flying the same flag.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 05, 2014

I’m very proud that a Clinton Administration official once accused me of being unpatriotic for helping foreign jurisdiction oppose some bad policies from Washington.

Jerry Bowyer | July 05, 2014

If you are a patriotic American, you believe that there are circumstances under which it is right to take up arms against your own government.

Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Jeff Jacoby | July 04, 2014

Will Bay State politicians acknowledge their mistake?

John Ransom | July 04, 2014

The governor of Virginia, Robert Dinwiddie, chose 21 year-old George Washington to trek 400 miles into the frontier to deliver to the French a demand to leave the disputed area or face the prospect of war with colonial America and England.

Erick Erickson | July 04, 2014

When the rights of individuals clash, both sides should be willing to step back and recognize that both have rights. But, the political left in America has decided its rights and values are the only acceptable ones in our republic.

Brent Bozell | July 04, 2014

In the George W. Bush years, liberals were routinely shocked and awed that the Bush administration would obliterate their sacred wall of separation between church and state. But what happened when the Obama administration came in and imposed its own gospel, the good news of "LGBT inclusion"?

Michael Barone | July 04, 2014

Seldom in American history has the Supreme Court unanimously rejected positions advocated by presidents' administrations. But in this respect at least, President Obama has produced the fundamental transformation he promised in his 2008 campaign. Over the last three years, the Court has rejected Obama administration positions repeatedly in unanimous 9-0 decisions.

Jonah Goldberg | July 04, 2014

You wouldn't think, five years into the Obama presidency, that so many liberal Americans wouldn't like America.

John C. Goodman | July 04, 2014

?I don’t usually write about political parties and when I do I don’t make broad statements about their intelligence, character, etc. This is in contrast to Paul Krugman at The New York Times, who routinely tells us that Republicans are cruel, heartless, selfish and responsible for almost all our public policy problems.

David Limbaugh | July 04, 2014

It's no accident that Obamacare has become emblematic of the Obama administration overall, because it exemplifies so thoroughly what Obama represents ideologically and functionally.

Mona Charen | July 04, 2014

On July 4, I plan to celebrate this nation's birth with something approaching devotion. I will so despite the fact that each day's news brings fresh reasons to worry about the future.

Suzanne Fields | July 04, 2014

We once believed that successful politicians made sacrifices for us, that when they chose public service it meant tight finances for most of them. No longer.

David Harsanyi | July 04, 2014

A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans are satisfied with the freedom in their lives compared with seven years ago -- dropping 12 percentage points, from 91 percent in 2006 to 79 percent in 2013.

Humberto Fontova | July 04, 2014

?Last week National Public Radio (lavished with over $4 billion by U.S. taxpayers over the past decade) ran a week-long “special series” on—and from—Cuba. Such was its propaganda value for the Castro regime that Cuba’s own KGB-founded and mentored media gleefully ran some of the programs —and in their pristinely unedited form.

Linda Chavez | July 04, 2014

This week marks not only the 238th anniversary of the founding of our nation, but also the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Donald Lambro | July 04, 2014

Republicans have a wealth of political issues that will dominate the 2014 midterm election races and determine their outcome. The national news media has done its best to try to bury these issues, play them down or sugar coat them, but the American people know better.

Mark Skousen | July 04, 2014

It’s a sad commentary when a major consumer corporation buys into his hippie-style philosophy and encourages people to live off of others and to adopt the welfare, no-workfare mentality.

Night Watch | July 04, 2014

With the arrival of US Apache gunship helicopters, four air forces will be flying missions in Iraq, including the Syrian air force. Some news services have reported that Iranian fighter jets have been flying missions against ISIL targets for at least a week. Air traffic control should be interesting.

Charles Payne | July 04, 2014

Individuals know so much more about "hot" stocks because the public determines winners and losers, (Sorry, President Obama). However, they have not gotten into the habit of connecting the dots.

Doug Fabian | July 04, 2014

Russia’s developed economy is the eighth largest in the world, with a rich array of natural resources: timber, precious metals and fossil fuels. However, many people regard Russia as an unstable market with poor or even punitive business regulations, so Russian stocks tend to trade at a discount.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 04, 2014

I realize that not that many readers care about Greek economic policy, but sometimes other nations can teach us very important lessons. For better or worse.

Bill Tatro | July 04, 2014

James Madison, 4th President of the United States once said “A means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home”.

Mike Shedlock | July 04, 2014

This month's job report showed a seasonally-adjusted decline in full-time employment of 523,000.

Michael Schaus | July 04, 2014

Economic freedom is the corner stone of individual liberty. It is the foundation upon which wealth is established, and economic mobility is ensured

Charlotte Hays | July 04, 2014

While being interviewed by Parade magazine, President and Mrs. Obama said that they would like for their daughters to have the experience of working at minimum wage jobs. Hear! Hear!

Peter Morici | July 04, 2014

The economy added 288,000 jobs in June. Overall jobs creation has improved in 2014, but it remains far short of the 390,000 needed each month to keep up with population growth and genuinely reduce unemployment, and well less than the pace accomplished during the Reagan – Clinton prosperity.

Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Pat Buchanan | July 03, 2014

"For the first time since President Richard M. Nixon's divisive 'Southern strategy' that sent whites to the Republican Party and blacks to the Democrats ..." began a New York Times story last week. Thus has one of the big lies of U.S. political history morphed into a cliche -- that Richard Nixon used racist politics to steal the South from a Democratic Party battling heroically for civil rights.

Donald Lambro | July 03, 2014

Republicans have a wealth of political issues that will dominate the 2014 midterm election races and determine their outcome.

Paul Greenberg | July 03, 2014

Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Supreme Court of the United States struck a blow for religious liberty. Specifically, the freedom of religion enshrined in the First Amendment.

Diana West | July 03, 2014

There is one thing we can predict about the tens of thousands of "minor aliens" crashing our southern border. If permitted to stay in this country and gain citizenship, at least 8 in 10 of them will grow up to be Big Government Democrats.

Kathryn Lopez | July 03, 2014

When the women showed up on the morning of the Hobby Lobby decision at the Supreme Court, they were encouraging all Americans to treasure the gifts we have as a free people. You don't have to shop at Hobby Lobby to celebrate the victory won for us all before the Court.

Rebecca Hagelin | July 03, 2014

At some point in every man’s life, he hears a voice of conscience (perhaps it is a faint whisper from God Himself) urging him to break loose from the suffocating bonds of lust or fear, which hold him against his will in either the endless search for more—more wealth, more excitement, more control—or the legalistic monotony of what some might call “religion.”

Michael Schaus | July 03, 2014

Well… I’m starting to run out of places to shop. Target Corporation (TGT) made the announcement on Wednesday that they have acquiesced to the Bloomberg fanatics.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | July 03, 2014

We declared our independence from Great Britain 238 years ago this week. It was a declaration long in coming, brought about by the overreaching rule of King George III and Britain's insistence on taxation without representation.

Victor Davis Hanson | July 03, 2014

In his first term, Barack Obama all but declared victory in America's Middle East struggles. As he precipitously pulled out all U.S. peacekeepers from Iraq, the president had his own "Mission Accomplished" moment when declaring the country "stable," "self-reliant" and an "extraordinary achievement."

Derek Hunter | July 03, 2014

As you prepare to celebrate Independence Day, I thought I’d take this opportunity, while it still exists, to mock our progressive friends.

Larry Elder | July 03, 2014

Obama's poll numbers dropped below those of former President George W. Bush. By the end of Bush's term, focus groups were telling pollsters they despised the very four-letter word B-U-S-H. When John McCain faced Obama in 2008, Democrats gleefully slammed McCain's quest as the "third Bush term."

Judge Andrew Napolitano | July 03, 2014

After a brief holiday last week, I returned to some heavy reading courtesy of the federal government. Some of the materials that I read were gratifying, and one was terrifying.

John Ransom | July 03, 2014

It’s not because Obama’s black that he feels entitled. It’s because he’s Obama. It’s a kind of progress because it has nothing to do with race.

Bob Barr | July 03, 2014

Today, Republicans in Congress could use some of that strategic wisdom in battling a President who is attacking the very foundation of liberty in America from all directions.

Ken Blackwell | July 03, 2014

One hundred years ago this summer, the German Chancellor reacted with shock and dismay when the British ambassador brought him news of his country’s declaration of war. Germany had invaded Belgium, a country whose independence Germany had pledged by treaty to respect. The Chancellor was distraught. He said he could not believe Britain would go to war over “a scrap of paper.”

Cal Thomas | July 03, 2014

There are many ways to lose freedom -- conquering armies, surrendering without a fight. Unfortunately, we are currently surrendering our freedom, not to a foreign power, but to our own government.

Debra J. Saunders | July 03, 2014

A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences could mean bad news for environmental doomsayers.

Matt Towery | July 03, 2014

In past columns, I've mentioned some teachers and professors that I've known who bluntly said that Ronald Reagan was the nation's worst president.

Paul Greenberg | July 03, 2014

The news that Howard Baker had passed at the age of 88 set off a kaleidoscopic swirl of memories, impressions, recollections and reflections -- so many it was surprising, for he was not a particularly memorable politician, and certainly not a colorful one.

Justin Sykes | July 03, 2014

While wildly popular with consumers, these apps also create thousands of jobs and increase revenue for the national and local economies in which they operate.

Emmett Tyrrell | July 03, 2014

My Italian adventure began last summer in Rome

Steve Chapman | July 03, 2014

Organizations concerned with public policy have a habit of hyping developments that relate to their concerns. When the Supreme Court ruled that some corporations are exempt from paying for employees' contraceptive coverage under Obamacare, both sides loudly trumpeted its importance.

Cliff May | July 03, 2014

Perhaps not the best use of your money and mine.

Brian and Garrett Fahy | July 03, 2014

President Obama is asleep at the switch

John Nantz | July 03, 2014

Bush was right about Iraq and Obama has it all wrong.

Doug Fabian | July 03, 2014

The first half of a most unusual year for the financial markets now is in the books, and that means it’s time to break out the halftime exchange-traded fund (ETF) scorecard...

Bob Goldman | July 03, 2014

Excuse me if I'm being too personal, but honestly, if there's one workplace problem you will never ever have to worry about, it's being perfect.

Mike Shedlock | July 03, 2014

Republicans and Democrats alike trumped up the meaning of Monday's 5-4 Supreme Court ruling

Nicholas Vardy | July 03, 2014

Getting a new perspective on an old idea can be jarring. Take the example of a world map.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 03, 2014

The easiest way to dissolve our republic will be through prosecutorial discretion… And this Department of Justice seems to pretty much understand this concept. Sidney Powell, who spent a decade in the DOJ, joined the program to talk about Eric Holder’s culture of corruption.

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 03, 2014

The internal revenue service has allowed itself to become a tool of the White House. To be more specific, bureaucrats at the tax-collection agency sought to undermine a free and fair political process by stifling political speech.

Jack Kerwick | July 03, 2014

Exposing “diversity” for the political fiction that it is.

Night Watch | July 03, 2014

If government claims of ISIL casualties are close to accurate, ISIL is losing several hundred fighters a day. Government losses are understated, but ISIL does not appear capable of surviving that level of attrition.

Wed, Jul 02, 2014

Peter Morici | July 02, 2014

Thursday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 211,000 jobs in May. In line with the pace so far this year, that is far short of what is needed to keep up with population growth and genuinely reduce unemployment.

Jeff Jacoby | July 02, 2014

IF ANYONE ought to appreciate the power of immigration to stimulate employment, it is America's energetic anti-immigration advocates, whose jobs wouldn't exist if it weren't for the influx of immigrants they spend their days seeking to curtail.

Marco Rubio | July 02, 2014

As we gather with family and friends this week to mark the Fourth of July, let us keep in mind the defining value that sets this nation apart – the founding principle that stands as our greatest cause for pride and celebration: that every American deserves an equal opportunity to achieve a happy and fulfilling life.

Erica Wanis | July 02, 2014

Like most conservatives, I'm outraged and horrified at the conduct of our President and his appointees. His willingness to abuse Executive authority with impunity and his cavalier attitude about the responsibilities of his office seems to betray a contempt for the U.S. Constitution and the principles it embodies

Michael Schaus | July 02, 2014

Las Vegas will run out of water. Maybe. Probably. Ya know: eventually. (I suddenly feel like quoting Keynes: “In the long run, we’re all dead.”)

Michelle Malkin | July 02, 2014

The Public and Intergovernmental Affairs Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is very concerned.

John Stossel | July 02, 2014

There's capitalism, and then there's "crapitalism" -- crony capitalism.

Walter E. Williams | July 02, 2014

There has never been a purely free market economic system, just as there has never been a purely communist system. However, we can rank economies and see whether ones that are closer to the free market end of the economic spectrum are better or worse than ones that are closer to the communist end. Let's try it.

Dr. Ben Carson | July 02, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner recently shocked many of us when he announced that he is planning a lawsuit against the president for abuse of power. Many Americans feel that a harmonious working relationship between the branches of government has been seriously compromised in recent years.

Brent Bozell | July 02, 2014

President Barack Obama treats the press like a spoiled child treats his parents. Despite the pampering, he just keeps complaining about them until he gets his way. As America tires of his inflated sense of self-importance while the economy limps and his foreign policy crumbles, Obama travels around the country complaining that the mean old media aren't complimentary enough.

Jonah Goldberg | July 02, 2014

Abortion-rights protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court building on Monday holding signs that read "Birth Control: Not My Boss's Business." Meanwhile, supporters of the government's contraception mandate believe that birth control is their boss' business, and they want the federal government to force employers to agree.

John Ransom | July 02, 2014

While you non-scientists see the missed forecasts as some type of problem with the “science”, in truth the incorrect projections serve the most important scientific outcome imaginable: They keep the gravy train rolling while pushing doomsday to just behind the next horizon.

Terry Jeffrey | July 02, 2014

Looked at from a distance, it may seem as if the Supreme Court struck a mighty blow in defense of religious liberty in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, which it decided this week.

Ben Shapiro | July 02, 2014

On Monday, three Jewish boys were found dead, murdered by the terrorist group Hamas, including American citizen Naftali Frenkel.The three were kidnapped while hitchhiking some three weeks ago. In the interim, President Barack Obama said nothing about them publicly.

Austin Bay | July 02, 2014

Sometime during the spring of 1944, Allied commanders concluded that their air forces had secured air superiority over an area stretching from Great Britain to central France as well as parts of Belgium and Holland.

Donald Lambro | July 02, 2014

Barack Obama's unpopular presidency has become irrelevant, incapable of strengthening a weak economy, ignored by Congress, pushed around by Russia, and in retreat in the face of a mounting terrorist threats to U.S. security.

Rachel Marsden | July 02, 2014

The Islamic terrorist army often referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has made a faster womb-to-superstardom ascension than Justin Bieber.

Rich Tucker | July 02, 2014

Dress the part.

Jacob Sullum | July 02, 2014

In 1878, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected a Mormon's First Amendment challenge to the federal ban on bigamy. Because marrying more than one person is a crime, the court reasoned, allowing it for religious reasons would be akin to allowing human sacrifice by someone who sincerely believes his deity demands it.

Peter Morici | July 02, 2014

The Fed target is 2 percent inflation, but since March the pace has quickened. In May, the Consumer Price Index the government uses to adjust Social Security and other benefits increased at an eye-popping 4.3 percent annual rate.

Frank Turek | July 02, 2014

Nearly every Jew believes that the Muslim Dome of the Rock, which dominates that thirty-six acre site, sits on the spot of all previous Jewish Temples, including the last one destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. Many Jews and Christians believe that the temple must be and will be rebuilt on that spot. Therein lies the problem. Can you think of a faster way to start World War III?

John Kass | July 02, 2014

How does a nation lose its way?

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 02, 2014

When government is very large, with all sorts of power to provide unearned wealth via taxes, spending, and regulation, then you will get more sleaze. Sort of like the way a full dumpster will attract lots of rats and roaches.

Charles Payne | July 02, 2014

Seeking permission to never have to seek permission, President Obama is painting himself as a maverick and modern day Robin Hood whose great ideas on spurring the economy are being held back by "obstructionists" .

Lindsay Boyd | July 02, 2014

As relatively young conservatives, we couldn’t disagree with her more regarding the sport of soccer and many in our country’s love of this great game and the 23 Americans representing exceptionalism down in Brazil.

Mike Shedlock | July 02, 2014

If you made less than $20,000 annually, but were guaranteed $20,000 whether you worked at all, would you work?

Night Watch | July 02, 2014

Some Sunni Arab tribal militants told the press that they intend to continue their fight against the Baghdad government and will deal with ISIL later.

Bill Tatro | July 02, 2014

But it seems that the worse things get, the louder the pundits cheer and clap; and the higher the markets go with no correlation to reality. Believing apparently makes the light grow stronger.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 02, 2014

Sure, the NSA is getting bigger… But they’re not the only ones that are watching. Have you used Google lately? Also, Mark Skousen joined the program to discuss the increasingly creepy nature of big business.

Tue, Jul 01, 2014

John Ransom | July 01, 2014

A victory beyond the wildest dreams of Osama bin Laden is within reach of fighters from ISIL. And make no mistake, it's all Obama's fault.

Hugh Hewitt | July 01, 2014

I get some form of this question --or a more direct condemnation-- after every interview like the one I conducted Monday with The Huffington Post's "Senior Political Economy Reporter" Zach Carter.

Thomas Sowell | July 01, 2014

Within our own country there are all too many signs of people blithely ready to sacrifice the interests or freedom of Americans for the sake of symbolism or passing fashions.

Ron Paul | July 01, 2014

This week Americans will enjoy Independence Day with family cookouts and fireworks. Flags will be displayed in abundance. Sadly, however, what should be a celebration of the courage of those who risked so much to oppose tyranny will instead be turned into a celebration of government, not liberty.

Chuck Norris | July 01, 2014

It's the very symbol of patriotism -- Old Glory, as William Driver, a 19th-century American sea captain, nicknamed it. But even as we close in on Independence Day, more and more people across the country are calling the American flag a threat and inappropriate home garnishing.

John Hawkins | July 01, 2014

Some Democrats might point out John F. Kennedy's time in the White House, but in all fairness, he'd probably have more in common with Republicans like Scott Brown or Chris Christie than he would with liberals today.

Michael Barone | July 01, 2014

Government just doesn't work very well. That's the persuasive thesis of three important books published this year.

David Limbaugh | July 01, 2014

Do you remember what President Obama initially said about the Internal Revenue Service scandal? Do you recall his professed outrage?

Mona Charen | July 01, 2014

The major media's account of the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case was typical of the way the case has been misreported from the start. The New York Times headline read, "Supreme Court Rejects Contraceptives Mandate for Some Corporations." Politico led with "SCOTUS sides with Hobby Lobby on birth control."

Cal Thomas | July 01, 2014

President Obama appears to have forgotten -- or ignored -- why we have elections.

Dennis Prager | July 01, 2014

It isn't because they are more morally sensitive to injustice

Pat Buchanan | July 01, 2014

What are we doing?

Fred Wszolek | July 01, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday confirmed what many observers both inside and outside the Beltway had long argued: President Obama’s three controversial “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in January 2012 were, in fact, unconstitutional.

Debra J. Saunders | July 01, 2014

The Supreme Court recognized family-owned corporations' religious right to not offer contraception mandated under Obamacare.

Phyllis Schlafly | July 01, 2014

American-born workers have had a net loss in jobs since 2000

Paul Driessen | July 01, 2014

FOIA request seeks hidden data and analyses that agency claims back up its climate scares.

Bill Murchison | July 01, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court had a banner day

Daniel J. Mitchell | July 01, 2014

There have been many truly awful presidents elected in the United States, but if I had to pick my least favorite failed president, I might choose Herbert Hoover.

Matt Mackowiak | July 01, 2014

Two Texans may be vying for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016: Sen. Ted Cruz and Governor Rick Perry.

Night Watch | July 01, 2014

The declaration of the Caliphate demands allegiance from all Muslims. It is a declaration of war against all who do not swear allegiance and against non-believers.

Charles Payne | July 01, 2014

The Executive Barbie Doll controversy continued last week, and I could not find anyone who thinks this is ideal, even with the tag line: "If You Can Dream It, You Can Be It."

Peter Morici | July 01, 2014

Economists should be bound by facts and reason. And I can’t do that as well as embrace liberal positions on the minimum wage, climate change and gender discrimination at the same time.

Michael Schaus | July 01, 2014

Just over half of the 51 members of the New York City Council wrote a letter to the retail giant demanding that it stop donating millions of dollars to local city charities because… Well, because liberals hate Walmart, I guess.

Ralph Benko | July 01, 2014

We citizens sense that we are being lied to by those in authority. We can’t quite put our finger on it. We are right, though.

Armstrong Williams | July 01, 2014

It is a pernicious temptation to pity yourself.

Mike Shedlock | July 01, 2014

Today, French bank BNP Paribas plead guilty Monday to criminal money-laundering laws by helping clients dodge sanctions on Iran, Sudan and other countries.

Ransom Notes Radio | July 01, 2014

Gayle Trotter, with the Independent Women’s Forum, joined the show to talk about the Hobby Lobby case against Obamacare… Big Government treats women like children, and the Left loves it.

Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Paul Greenberg | June 30, 2014

It was a good week for the rule of law in the never-ending case, challenge and general struggle of U.S. v. Obama, which is sure to be continued. Thursday the Supreme Court of the United States ruled -- unanimously -- that a president of the United States can't make recess appointments while, as it happens, Congress is not in recess.

Ashley Pratte | June 30, 2014

Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious liberty and fundamental first amendment rights.

George Mano | June 30, 2014

?On this one-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War I, we have a chance to look back with a historian’s eye at the assassination in Sarajevo, at the people involved, and the broader meaning of the incident for the world today.

Rachel Alexander | June 30, 2014

With Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer term limited, a crowded field of Republicans has emerged hoping to replace her in 2015. The liberal media can’t make up its mind which of the more moderate to liberal candidates it prefers, so those four are all being touted as frontrunners. Various contradictory polls from groups with agendas have been released, with wildly humorous results.

Scott Erickson | June 30, 2014

Imagine this: January 20, 2017, Hillary Clinton stands before Chief Justice John Roberts on the west front of the U.S. Capitol Building and takes the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States.

Joanne Moudy | June 30, 2014

As Christians all around the world watched Dr. Meriam Ibrahim Ishag bravely endure unthinkable horrors of her captivity, release, re-arrest and now tenuous future, Americans in particular can take away one critical piece of knowledge. We absolutely do not want any form of the barbaric Shari’a law introduced into our U.S. courts.

Kurt Schlichter | June 30, 2014

Refusing to support every GOP nominee means you are choosing to be silenced, disenfranchised and disarmed.

Jeff Jacoby | June 30, 2014

Tea Party insurgent Chris McDaniel came tantalizingly close to knocking off Senator Thad Cochran in Mississippi's Republican primary runoff last week, but a surge in black voter turnout saved the six-term incumbent's bacon.

Star Parker | June 30, 2014

Incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochran’s successful game plan, which drove his run-off victory over Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel for Mississippi’s Republican Senate nomination, was unconventional.

Mike Adams | June 30, 2014

Dear Michael (Stipe): You don't know me but I feel like I know you because I know your music so well.

Cathy Reisenwitz | June 30, 2014

Sure, soccer is a boring sport for timid, risk-averse poindexters who are afraid to stand out from the crowd. But there’s actually only one sport worthy of any fealty to or appreciation from a country as ferocious, atomistic, take-no-prisoners, unafraid, and straight-out-will-kill-you-in-a-second as the good-old US of A: The Games.

John Ransom | June 30, 2014

CNN isn’t the only media sentry who has tried to put an Ike Turner style beating on the Supremes last week by using faulty logic, failed reasoning, and brute intellectual force.

Terry Paulson | June 30, 2014

?In Oh, God, that engaging and thought-provoking comedy, John Denver played the part of a grocery store manager who was visited by God in the form of George Burns, as a senior citizen with an attitude. His mission was to change the world.

Rich Galen | June 30, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014, marked the 10th anniversary of the return of sovereignty from the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority to the people of Iraq. The return of sovereignty was made necessary by the invasion of a coalition force in April 2003 that overthrew the regime of Saddam Hussein.

Matt Barber | June 30, 2014

It’s hard to determine where the tragedy begins and the travesty ends. It’s a story that has gripped and enraged a nation.

Mike Shedlock | June 30, 2014

Reader Mike wonders what effect a rise in minimum wage would have.

Political Calculations | June 30, 2014

What is the difference between having armed school officials/resource officers on site and relying upon police officers at a station just over two miles away when it comes to protecting the lives of students at a public school when there is a mass shooting incident?

Mark Skousen | June 30, 2014

Thomas Piketty should take note! Inequality is shrinking, not growing, when it comes to useful goods and services.

Michael Schaus | June 30, 2014

Women can’t possibly be expected to take care of their own bodies, right? I mean, it’s pretty obvious that equality and empowerment come from depending on entitlements and government mandated acts of charity… Or something.

Daniel J. Mitchell | June 30, 2014

Let’s look at the silver lining to this story. When EPA bureaucrats are pooping in hallways, that’s a relatively non-destructive use of their time.

Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Doug Giles | June 29, 2014

Check it out: Golden-Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams, made the news Friday by quietly and classily giving up her first-class seat to a soldier on a flight.

Bruce Bialosky | June 29, 2014

?By now you must be pretty sick of reading and hearing about Hillary Clinton. Personally, I am ready for No Mas. But after I wrote my first column about Benghazi many readers wrote and asked me to promise I would not let the subject die. Since nothing has happened that has warranted dropping the subject I felt obligated to march on to find the facts. Hillary has now released her book, Hard Choices, with a 34 page chapter dedicated to the subject. I spent my hard earned money to find out if the Secretary of State answered any questions.

Derek Hunter | June 29, 2014

Stars are aligning for a big Republican victory this November – solidifying and expanding the GOP’s majority in the House and perhaps gaining one in the Senate.

John Ransom | June 29, 2014

Is freedom just an American birthright that liberty snobs like you inherited from the blood bought by better men than you? I don’t think so. I think freedom is inalienable. That means it applies to Iraqis as it does to members of inconsequential third parties like libertarians-- who hide their mediocrity behind non-conformity.

Debra J. Saunders | June 29, 2014

When I think of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, I think of the decadeslong building of the new eastern span, the shameless political grandstanding for a project that ran $5 billion over budget -- and the construction headaches that live on.

Paul Jacob | June 29, 2014

The First Amendment, I think I’ll keep it.

Steve Chapman | June 29, 2014

The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All agreed that it's intolerable to let cops ransack the voluminous contents of mobile phones.

Jack Kerwick | June 29, 2014

That the vast majority of Republicans remain as committed as ever to a strong American military presence in Iraq has everything to do with the neoconservative ideology that dominates their party.

Chris Versace | June 29, 2014

If the Fed’s forecasts for 3% GDP growth across the current quarter and in the back half of the year pan out, it means the economy would grow at roughly 1.5% in 2014.

Michael Schaus | June 29, 2014

Once again demonstrating the level of ignorance that is prevalent in liberal corporate settings, the software company has decided to expand their ban on firearm-related content.

Mark Skousen | June 29, 2014

There is a natural tendency for private enterprise to increase services and for government agencies to reduce them.

Jeff Crouere | June 29, 2014

A Republican primary is designed for Republican voters, but the Cochran campaign was so desperate to maintain power that they recruited African American Democrats by using the race card.

Larry Kudlow | June 29, 2014

It's a government-sponsored menace that actually damages American business competitiveness and reduces jobs at home. Voting against Ex-Im should be a no-brainier.

Peter Morici | June 29, 2014

Forecast For Economic Numbers Week of June 30th, 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.

Mike Shedlock | June 29, 2014

On a population adjusted basis, the numbers look horrific. Population-wise, native US citizens account for two-thirds of the working-age population growth, yet fewer work today.

Michael Youssef | June 29, 2014

Millions of Americans who have known “the old America”—the one they were born in and grew up in—feel a deep disappointment that their grandchildren will not grow up to know the country that valued morality and biblical ethics.