Sat, Aug 09, 2014

Paul Greenberg | August 09, 2014

Only now, after the latest offshoot of al-Qaida has emerged out of the desert in fanatical strength, cut through whatever is left of the Iraqi "army," and allowed to advance in all directions, has the supposed commander in chief of this country's armed forces been heard from. Vaguely.

Hugh Hewitt | August 09, 2014

That title is a quote from former Ambassador Ryan Crocker, quoted in Peter Baker's fine piece in Friday's New York Times' on the president's decision to sort-of, kind-of, maybe strike against ISIS.

Michael Schaus | August 09, 2014

I never knew that horticulture was such an offensive field of study. But, according to some leftist professor: cordials, rhododendrons, and roses are all apparently part of some vast racist conspiracy.

Scottie Hughes | August 09, 2014

Have you ever been frustrated with using your GPS system on your phone or in your car and found that the accuracy was often a block or more off? It might surprise you to learn that the 911 tracking system used by first responders to find people who are in the midst of a dire emergency may be even more inaccurate.

John Hawkins | August 09, 2014

Why would anyone dislike Barack Obama? Could it be because of what he’s done in the White House? As you get a refresher on the national nightmare that has been Barack Obama’s presidency, keep in mind that the biggest difficulty in compiling it was limiting it to just 50 examples of corruption, dishonesty, and incompetence.

Jonah Goldberg | August 09, 2014

In the summer of 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama was asked if he was worried that his proposed withdrawal from Iraq would result in ethnic cleansing or even genocide.

David Stokes | August 09, 2014

?During his farewell remarks in the White House East Room on August 9, 1974, President Richard Milhous Nixon told the truth.

John C. Goodman | August 09, 2014

If you listened only to Barack Obama and his acolytes on TV talk shows you would think that the federal government’s finances got a lot better last year. In fact, they got worse.

Caroline Glick | August 09, 2014

Hours before Israel accepted the Egyptian-brokered cease-fire deal on Monday night, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu traveled to the south to try to allay the fears of area residents.

Calvin Beisner | August 09, 2014

Mystified by all the news lately that “conservative, evangelical Christians” have suddenly become very worried about climate change when none of your conservative, evangelical Christian friends have done so?

Paul Driessen | August 09, 2014

Obama-Kerry policies would perpetuate energy poverty, malnutrition, disease and death.

Larry Kudlow | August 09, 2014

Paul Ryan has it right

Bill Tatro | August 09, 2014

When they were fighting in Syria to bring down Bashar al-Assad, The 44th proclaimed them dedicated and passionate freedom fighters. The freedom fighters in Syria became the terrorists in Iraq when they crossed over the line.

Mike Shedlock | August 09, 2014

If someone of retirement age wants a job and needs a job and needs income, but does not have a job, the choice (after unemployment benefits expire) is to retire.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 09, 2014

Professor Dorfman writes that “such a consumption tax has much to recommend it from an economic point of view” but then warns that he “cannot support the Fair Tax as long as its backers continue to make implausible claims for their proposed reform.”

Political Calculations | August 09, 2014

We've long been tracking how American teens, who make up the most marginal of workers in the U.S. economy, have fared with respect to older Americans in the U.S. job market since the total employment level last peaked in November 2007.

Charles Payne | August 09, 2014

The market is becoming extraordinarily frustrating now that distinct good news, initially greeted with cheer and higher share prices, fades into a haze of worries that may not even materialize down the road.

Night Watch | August 09, 2014

Apparently Hamas leaders judge their position is strengthened by more destruction and carnage. There will be more rocket firings from Gaza, and more Israeli air attacks in retaliation.

Travis Weber | August 09, 2014

The dramatic evidence pointing to the extermination of Christians and Christian culture in Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham’s (ISIS) is impossible to ignore.

Stephen DeMaura | August 09, 2014

The United States and the European Union leveled new sanctions against Russia this month, further ramping up tensions between Western nations and their former Cold War adversary, the latest round of which focuses on the country's energy, defense, and financial industries

Ransom Notes Radio | August 09, 2014

It’s becoming a habit… Obama makes a mess of things, gives a speech about something, then takes off for some luxurious vacation. Guy Benson joined the show to talk about Obama’s ill-timed vacation to Martha’s Vineyard.

Bill Gunderson | August 09, 2014

Magellan Midstream Partners owns the longest refined petroleum products pipeline system in the country. As a result it can tap into nearly 50% of the nation’s refining capacity and store more than 90 billion barrels of petroleum products.

Fri, Aug 08, 2014

Brent Bozell | August 08, 2014

At night, the children's channel called Cartoon Network transforms into the badly named Adult Swim channel, a parade of juvenile "satirical" sludge such as repeats of Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy" and "American Dad" cartoons. How many parents know this? Or know these shows rarely miss an opportunity to sock it to "organized religion" -- especially if that religion is Christianity?

Brian and Garrett Fahy | August 08, 2014

Amidst another tense cease fire in Gaza, the world stops to assess the reality on the ground. Israel estimates it has killed 900 Hamas terrorists – a redundancy – and destroyed 32 tunnels that Hamas previously used to infiltrate Israel and launch terror attacks against Israelis. 64 Israeli soldiers – fighting for their country’s right to exist – and three civilians have died in the fighting.

Humberto Fontova | August 08, 2014

But in fact Che Guevara did not “die for his convictions.” In fact he desperately tried to weasel out of this fate. This cowardly weaseling was after ordering his guerrilla charges to die for their convictions.

Michael Schaus | August 08, 2014

Future ramifications might include a new hashtag campaign, unfriending Putin on Facebook, or sending angry text messages late at night.

Michelle Malkin | August 08, 2014

It's back-to-school season across the country.

Mark Davis | August 08, 2014

The day we learned of the two American aid workers stricken with Ebola in Liberia, I started hearing from talk show listeners with a variety of views. Here in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, there was particular attention to the Fort Worth church community of Dr. Kent Brantly, who has earned appropriate praise for his selflessness in traveling across an ocean to care for people in a cauldron of poverty no American has ever experienced.

Michael Barone | August 08, 2014

The standard thing to say about the various Republican primaries this year is that the tea party movement has lost one race after another. That's a defensible conclusion but also an oversimplification.

Jonah Goldberg | August 08, 2014

In the summer of 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama was asked if he was worried that his proposed withdrawal from Iraq would result in ethnic cleansing or even genocide.

David Limbaugh | August 08, 2014

It's time to revisit the widely disseminated myth that compromise in politics and governance is the highest virtue.

Mona Charen | August 08, 2014

The United Nations plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel.

John Ransom | August 08, 2014

This White House might consist of the only humans in existence who have mastered the art of not even reading the words they write and read aloud-- if one can judge from intel talking points, laws they’ve written, treaties they negotiate, and speeches the teleprompter gives.

Ken Blackwell | August 08, 2014

Sir Elton John is world famous, deservedly so.

Hank Adler | August 08, 2014

The language of the Obamacare legislation is unambiguous...

Pat Buchanan | August 08, 2014

At the end of the Cold War, Francis Fukuyama famously wrote that our world may be at the "end of history" where "Western liberal democracy" becomes "the final form of human government."

Terry Paulson | August 08, 2014

Neither Maliki or the Obama administration have been willing to provide much needed ammunition and weapons to the Kurdish fighters.

Suzanne Fields | August 08, 2014

The "Republican war on women" is a fiction extracted from the imaginations of Democratic campaign strategists and endorsed by President Obama. But if the president is looking to help some oppressed people of the female persuasion, there's an opportunity at hand to wage a "war."

David Harsanyi | August 08, 2014

Jonathan Alter at The Daily Beast has an idea that will infuse the president's "economic patriotism" rhetoric with some bite: Compel companies to take "loyalty oaths" to prove their patriotism.

Linda Chavez | August 08, 2014

Next week I'm scheduled for a cervical spinal fusion that costs upward of $100,000, but I won't be paying for it.

Donald Lambro | August 08, 2014

There's a much bigger, largely untold story behind the renewed debate over U.S. corporations who merge with foreign firms to reduce their federal tax bills.

Michael Brown | August 08, 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter, who once accused Israel of being an “apartheid state” worse than South Africa, has gone even further, rebuking the Jewish State for the way it has waged war with Hamas while actually siding with the terrorists.

Mike Shedlock | August 08, 2014

Sure. You can make $15 an hour at McDonald's, at least in Seattle. You just have to perform better than this machine.

Night Watch | August 08, 2014

Once an area falls to ISIL forces, it either remains under ISIL control or it is depopulated and destroyed. The Kurds are not fighting as well as they boast. The Kurdish offensive appears to be sputtering and is getting outflanked by ISIL's forces.

Charles Payne | August 08, 2014

There are forces moving it in the wrong direction from excessive money printing to ideological-driven policies that have gut our work ethic, and have removed rungs from the ladder of success.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 08, 2014

?Have you ever wondered why, in a hypothetical match-up, the American people would elect Ronald Reagan over Barack Obama in a landslide?

Ransom Notes Radio | August 08, 2014

Remember when Democrats thought that accumulating too much debt was a bad thing? Well, that was before Obama decided to add another $7 trillion to the national credit card. But, hey: At least we’re all so much better off, right?

Nick Sorrentino | August 08, 2014

It’s often true that our votes are negated by fraud. (I know, I know it doesn’t exist.) So is there anything else we can do to affect positive change besides showing up on election day?

Andrew Follett | August 08, 2014

In recent months, the op-ed columns of major newspapers have been filled with commentary about the legitimacy of scientific peer review, following a major peer review ring which forced the retraction of many papers. These events are related.

Thu, Aug 07, 2014

Erick Erickson | August 07, 2014

"Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly," tweeted Josh Barro, a writer for the New York Times. In subsequent tweets he made clear that those who believe in traditional marriage are not worthy of respect or civility and, most alarmingly, that the government has the power to redefine words such as marriage.

Rich Galen | August 07, 2014

I bet, that if you wanted to start a real shouting match with the Obamanistas, it wouldn't do to compare President Obama to George W. Bush, or even Richard Nixon.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | August 07, 2014

August has been a challenging month for my family the last few years. Two years ago, while my children, Maggie and Robert, and I were visiting my sister, Kathy, and her husband, Paul, in Key Biscayne, Florida, our mother ended up in the hospital in critical condition. While she recovered temporarily, she ultimately suffered a stroke right when school started in the fall of 2012.

Victor Davis Hanson | August 07, 2014

April marked the 65th birthday of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, formed at the height of the Cold War to stop the huge postwar Red Army from overrunning Western Europe.

Derek Hunter | August 07, 2014

People from every corner of the planet wanted to move here, throw themselves into that pot, become Americans and melt themselves into all the opportunity that word offered. That’s no longer the case. Thanks to the progressives’ “divide and conquer” electoral strategy, the melting pot has been thrown away and replaced with a series of chafing dishes.

Larry Elder | August 07, 2014

The Democratic Party embraces "comprehensive immigration reform," which is code for amnesty, which, in turn, is code for "keep the borders porous so that we get a constant stream of new Democratic voters and cheap labor."

Jonah Goldberg | August 07, 2014

World War I started one century ago. Wait! Don't stop reading.

Mike Adams | August 07, 2014

This is a desperate situation. Dr. Livesay is willing to use the twin tactics of a) restraining truthful speech on campus (including the press) and b) making misleading statements to the off-campus press. Therefore, tough tactics must be used in response.

Judge Andrew Napolitano | August 07, 2014

In some respects, the recent admission by CIA Director John Brennan that his agents and his lawyers have been spying on the senators whose job it is to monitor the agency should come as no surprise. The agency's job is to steal and keep secrets, and implicit in those tasks, Brennan would no doubt argue, is lying.

John Ransom | August 07, 2014

There ought to be a rule that once a group avows “Death to Israel” or “Death to the United States” that we treat the threat at least as serious as we would a pair of tweezers found in an old lady’s carry-on bag.

Cal Thomas | August 07, 2014

?On the occasion of this week's 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation from the presidency, The Washington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Watergate reporters who "brought down" the 37th president.

Debra J. Saunders | August 07, 2014

In the past few weeks, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has referred to Hamas as a "humanitarian organization," likened the thousands of unaccompanied minors at the U.S. border to the "baby Jesus" and flouted House etiquette by heckling a GOP member.

Matt Towery | August 07, 2014

Gingrich and his fellow Republicans pushed Clinton toward welfare reform, a cut in the capital gains tax, and a temporary promise that "the era of big government" was over.

Stephen Smoot | August 07, 2014

Ebola virus first appeared in 1976 in Sudan and the country then known as Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to the CDC, three separate strains of the virus exist. Two can infect humans. Humans and other primates are susceptible to infection by the virus, which usually leads to viral hemorrhagic fever.

Emmett Tyrrell | August 07, 2014

One would never guess who attended Dick Scaife's memorial service on the Pennsylvania countryside last week

Ed Feulner | August 07, 2014

You’ve no doubt seen those polls where Americans are asked if they think our country is heading in the right direction. Perhaps you’ve even been asked that yourself.

Rebecca Hagelin | August 07, 2014

Throughout history, men have left the warmth of home to light upon untamed lands. Scientists venture into the deep of the sea and the dark of the sky. Architects build bridges raw and powerful, stable on the brink of peril, with just enough room in the balancing act for doubt to make crossing an adventure.

Steve Chapman | August 07, 2014

A diplomat was once defined as someone whose job is to lie for his country. That's apparently what makes them different from intelligence officers, whose function is to lie to their country.

Christine Harbin Hanson | August 07, 2014

This past week the Environmental Protection Agency held a series of regional hearings throughout the country—in Denver, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Washington.

Peter Morici | August 07, 2014

President Obama, as promised, is changing America. High taxes and abusive enforcement are compelling businesses and ordinary citizens to leave the country altogether.

Jerry Newcombe | August 07, 2014

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty. It appears that poverty won that war.

Ransom Notes Radio | August 07, 2014

The big problem isn’t America’s corporate tax rate, IRS intimidation tactics, or Eric Holder’s Department of Justice… The real problem is the self-important narcissists who run congress.

Karin Agness | August 07, 2014

Mattel has a new Barbie, “Entrepreneur Barbie,” hitting shelves this summer, complete with a tablet, smartphone, and briefcase. Entrepreneur Barbie’s entrance into the “girl power” discussion is a good reminder that girls not only can choose among a variety of careers, but would be wise to try to think entrepreneurially about building a fulfilling life both inside and outside of the workplace.

Herb London | August 07, 2014

?As Israel’s troops withdraw from Gaza, the world should not be hopeful that the “peace” will be long-lasting.

Steve Deace | August 07, 2014

This week the libertarian senator sat down with a group of key pastors who have a major say in who wins Iowa’s first in the nation caucuses. One of the attendees goes on the record about how it went.

Mike Shedlock | August 07, 2014

Thanks to a rapidly aging population, record numbers of Japanese homes sit vacant according to a July 30 report.

Bill Tatro | August 07, 2014

As the conflict grows in Eastern Europe I can’t help think about all the young men and women who are counted (or not) among the unemployed. Some countries are experiencing as much as a 50% youth unemployment rate.

Bob Goldman | August 07, 2014

You're going to call me Mr. Negative, I'm positive, but I must admit that I was dubious when I came across an article by Liz Ryan titled "The Five Best Times to Ask for a Raise."

Night Watch | August 07, 2014

Israel has sent a team of senior officials to participate in indirect negotiations with the Palestinians in which the Egyptians will act as intermediaries. The Palestinian delegation includes negotiators from Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad.

Charles Payne | August 07, 2014

President Obama took corporate America to task for not liking regulations and told them to stop whining. Instead, he says Main Street should be excited about getting benefits out of this powerhouse economy.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 07, 2014

Rather than divorce or mass emigration, what if Liberals and Conservatives could resolve our differences and live together in peace and tranquility?

Wed, Aug 06, 2014

Todd Starnes | August 06, 2014

?A member of the U.S. Army Band said he was forced out of the U.S. Army for having anti-Obama bumper stickers on his personal car, serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at a party and reading books written by conservative authors like Sean Hannity, a federal lawsuit alleges.

Ann Coulter | August 06, 2014

I wonder how the Ebola doctor feels now that his humanitarian trip has cost a Christian charity much more than any services he rendered.

Paul Greenberg | August 06, 2014

We sit quietly, maybe a dozen of us, in the little synagogue a couple of blocks off the interstate here in Little Rock, and wait for night to fall -- like Anne Frank and her family in the Secret Annex, not stirring during the day lest they attract attention, waiting for dark.

Daniel Pipes | August 06, 2014

After an absence of 90 years, the ancient institution of the caliphate roared back into existence on the first day of Ramadan in the year 1435 of the Hegira, equivalent to June 29, 2014. This astonishing revival symbolically culminates the Islamist surge that began forty years ago.

Bill Horan | August 06, 2014

?Chuck Norris doesn’t write columns. He stares at words until they arrange themselves into sentences.

Bob Jones | August 06, 2014

When I started the Wacky Warning Labels™ Contest 17 years ago, I wanted to showcase the lengths to which companies feel they must go to avoid the lawsuit-happy culture that is unique to America.

Michael Schaus | August 06, 2014

Not content with imposing the highest corporate tax structure in the “free” world, Democrat hacks in the legislature are now asking the Imperial President to unilaterally take action.

Michelle Malkin | August 06, 2014

This is coming to a town near you

John Stossel | August 06, 2014

Even as the federal government fails to control the southern border, it sends the Border Patrol farther into the interior, where Americans complain that agents harass people who are already U.S. citizens.

Walter E. Williams | August 06, 2014

Gen. William T. Sherman told the 1879 graduating class of the Michigan Military Academy, "War is hell." There's no nice war, and that's why war should be a last alternative.

Dr. Ben Carson | August 06, 2014

Intolerance that fosters pogroms abroad is taking root in U.S. communities. Sobering and unforgettable images are projected across our television and computer screens. They should elicit the most basic instincts of both fear and compassion.

Brent Bozell | August 06, 2014

The media are still obsessing over Nixon in 2014

Jonah Goldberg | August 06, 2014

With the usual fanfare and self-regard we have come to expect from the New York Times editorial board, the prestigious paper has changed its mind about pot. It now believes that the federal ban on the substance should be lifted and that the whole issue should be sent back to the states to handle.

John Ransom | August 06, 2014

Hey IRS: The money in our economy is NOT the government’s money. It’s ours. Meaning mine and NOT yours.

Bob Barr | August 06, 2014

Removing Brennan from office should be but the first in a series of steps by the President and the Congress to conduct a thorough house-cleaning of this important arm of our government.

Ken Blackwell | August 06, 2014

The problem: the FCC is handicapping itself.

Terry Jeffrey | August 06, 2014

What will they replace it with? Their own arbitrary power.

Ben Shapiro | August 06, 2014

If you want to know why the conflict between the dramatically overpowering Israeli military and the sadistically brutal Hamas has continued for weeks, look no further than CNN and its like-minded media brethren.

Austin Bay | August 06, 2014

Arming a geopolitical foe is a grave mistake

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | August 06, 2014

?America prides itself on being the land of the free, but over the past four decades our prison population has risen tenfold. We have by far the highest rate of incarceration in the world, and as a consequence, at least 2.7 million children have at least one parent in prison. Some fathers have abandoned their children, but others have been locked away from them.

Donald Lambro | August 06, 2014

President Obama's last gasp strategy in this year's midterm elections is to paint the Republicans in Congress as obstructionists, accusing them of playing politics with America's economic welfare.

Rachel Marsden | August 06, 2014

The more we know about technology, the more we should see vulnerabilities rather than simply assume safety, as many of us do. However, average users are prone to getting spooked by either an attack or the mass publicity around one. It's easy for paranoia to flood in and fill a knowledge vacuum.

Jacob Sullum | August 06, 2014

In 1996, Eric Holder urged the D.C. Council to reinstate mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. Two decades later, as an attorney general who has repeatedly criticized "draconian" mandatory minimums and sought to limit their use, he faces resistance from the federal prosecutors he oversees.

Robert Knight | August 06, 2014

All this talk of Republicans on the verge of impeaching President Obama is nonsense, stoked by Democrats and a few wistful conservatives who dream aloud about what, in a constitutional republic, should actually happen to a lawless president.

Ken Connor | August 06, 2014

The first week of the McDonnell corruption trial has concluded, and if the testimony thus far is any indication, things aren't looking good for the defendants. The facts of the case reveal the unsavory influence that power and celebrity can have on individuals and families and of the insidious relationship between money and power in the world of politics.

Charles Payne | August 06, 2014

I was really impressed with yesterday’s session as all the pieces were in place for a serious sell-off. Days with little to zero economic data are perfect test beds for the true pulse of investors.

Political Calculations | August 06, 2014

How differently would the U.S. economy have performed without the Federal Reserve's efforts to stimulate the economy through its most recent Quantitative Easing (QE) programs?

Night Watch | August 06, 2014

Al-Maliki's motives in helping the Kurds are not entirely comradely. He wants to maintain the territorial integrity of Iraq.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | August 06, 2014

Renting vacation homes, or even a part of your primary residence, is becoming more common thanks to a variety of online sites that make it easy to market property and attract renters. But just because it's easier to attract renters doesn't mean there aren't other obstacles.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 06, 2014

It’s time to admit that competition isn’t always a good idea. Particularly when international bureaucracies compete to see which one can promote the most-destructive pro-tax policies.

Mike Shedlock | August 06, 2014

Aging boomers accounts for much but not all of the decline in labor force and participation rate. The recession made matters worse.

Larry Provost | August 06, 2014

We cannot run from the ideology against us but must face it head on with truth.

Tue, Aug 05, 2014

Todd Starnes | August 05, 2014

It’s not uncommon for shopping malls to have rules of conduct. Some places ban saggy pants. Others won’t let you ask people for money. But a mall in Georgia may have one of the most unusual rules -- they won’t let shoppers pray – not even over their meals.

Armstrong Williams | August 05, 2014

?During the first week of June, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) received a generous $25 million donation from conservative/libertarian billionaires Charles and David Koch.

Michael Schaus | August 05, 2014

In a recent interview, the nation’s chief extortionist officer (Eric Holder) explained that being an “activist” was necessary for his job at the DOJ… Isn’t that kinda like a patrol officer slapping a political bumper sticker on their police cruiser?

Thomas Sowell | August 05, 2014

Some have said that we are living in a post-industrial era, while others have said that we are living in a post-racial era. But growing evidence suggests that we are living in a post-thinking era.

Ron Paul | August 05, 2014

President Obama announced last week that he was imposing yet another round of sanctions on Russia, this time targeting financial, arms, and energy sectors. The European Union, as it has done each time, quickly followed suit.

Chuck Norris | August 05, 2014

I'm not a psychologist, but I'm intrigued by the work of those who study the mind and behavior, especially when it accurately explains why people do what they do -- or can't do what they would like or are expected to do. Case in point, President Barack Obama.

John Hawkins | August 05, 2014

As the late, great Eric Hoffer once said, "Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket."

Michael Barone | August 05, 2014

Congress can't order states to adopt policies, but it can dangle money in front of them if they meet certain conditions. That's how we got the 21-year-old drinking age even though the 22nd Amendment recognizes states' powers to regulate alcohol.

David Limbaugh | August 05, 2014

Tell me: Has any other United States president ever goaded the opposition party to bring impeachment proceedings against himself? Has any other so sneeringly mocked and taunted the other party?

Mona Charen | August 05, 2014

"Meet the Press" featured a segment this week that illustrates the planted liberal axioms that dominate our political culture. The topic was Congress's failure to "get anything done" this term.

John Ransom | August 05, 2014

We still have a president who said that he means to be the president to end all wars. And Europe, not to say the European parts of the United States, fell down on their knees in rapturous enthusiasm for him.

Dennis Prager | August 05, 2014

Two weeks ago, the British medical journal, Lancet, considered to be one of the world's leading medical publications, published "An open letter for the people in Gaza."

Wayne Allyn Root | August 05, 2014

Obama is famous for saying, “If you like your health insurance, you can keep it.” At the time he uttered those words, he knew he was lying to the American people, as internal White House reports predicted 93 million Americans would lose their health insurance

Pat Buchanan | August 05, 2014

In America, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. And this week marks the 40th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

Terry Paulson | August 05, 2014

This week President Obama is hosting an Africa Summit in Washington. Fifty heads of state are coming together to focus on security and development. But the president's dreams of leaving a legacy of democracy building and economic development have been consistently frustrated.

Michelle Moshelian | August 05, 2014

As an Israeli, I am 100 percent confident that Israel is doing its utmost to get rid of Hamas while trying its hardest not to harm civilians.

Phyllis Schlafly | August 05, 2014

A slightly lower pass rate for women on a physical fitness test has prompted the Obama administration to sue the Pennsylvania State Police. This lawsuit is obviously demanded by the feminists, because their ideology is that if women cannot do as well as men on a fitness test for a job, it must be caused by discrimination, so use of the test must stop.

Marvin Olasky | August 05, 2014

“Jesus” is not only the answer to just about every question in Sunday school. He’s also the answer to the question, “Who’s the best news commentator ever?”

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 05, 2014

It seems that SWAT teams have too much time on their hands and are now conducting raids on old folks playing cards.

Night Watch | August 05, 2014

Only a very small number of analysts and commentators have written that the Islamic world is in civil war. Muslims are killing other Muslims at an astonishing rate.

Charles Payne | August 05, 2014

The nightmare that is our fiscal and monetary policies were on full display Friday in the so-called jobs report.

Mike Shedlock | August 05, 2014

If EU bureaucrats really were surprised by this, they are stupider than I thought, which is saying quite a lot.

Ralph Benko | August 05, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner’s proposed lawsuit against Barack Obama is causing a great deal of chatter in Washington. Political stunt, as Obama has called it? Or, maybe, checkmate, Obama?

Bill Tatro | August 05, 2014

It seems that The 44th President’s policies both domestically and internationally are continuing to come unraveled

Bill Gunderson | August 05, 2014

Propped up by the Fed, post the financial crisis, the market has nearly tripled. Other markets, not on “performance enhancement drugs” outside the U.S. have been left in the dust.

Jack Kerwick | August 05, 2014

The first step toward fighting evil is calling it for what it is—even when its agents (and their victims) make it “politically incorrect” to do so.

Mon, Aug 04, 2014

Eric Peterson | August 04, 2014

Politicians have been trying to provide affordable prescription drugs for more than a decade. Before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, there was Medicare Part D seeking to lower costs for senior citizens.

Paul Greenberg | August 04, 2014

It made no sense, not from any rational perspective. Even as Gaza was falling in all around it, Hamas kept firing rocket after rocket in the general direction of Israel, no matter how many might hit or miss or go completely astray, as when they fell inside Gaza itself -- as many did.

Tom Purcell | August 04, 2014

?Ah, summer. What a great time for boys to read "The Dangerous Book for Boys."

Rachel Alexander | August 04, 2014

Who could be against poor children? Is dumping illegal immigrant children in various states around the country instead of deporting them - separating them from their parents - moral? No, it is really despicable, since it exploits the children in order to shove through a radical open borders agenda

Kurt Schlichter | August 04, 2014

Here’s a wacky idea. Let’s win the war against our jihadi enemies.

Jeff Jacoby | August 04, 2014

Renaming a branch of the Boston Public Library for William Bulger, one of the more sordid Massachusetts politicians in recent decades, may not be the worst idea City Council President Bill Linehan has ever floated, though offhand I can't think of one that tops it.

Star Parker | August 04, 2014

We now mark the one-year anniversary since important new regulatory restrictions on abortion were passed into law in Texas that protect life and make this nasty procedure safer for women that choose it.

Cathy Reisenwitz | August 04, 2014

In the Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf lays out both the reasons why President Obama should fire CIA director John Brennan, and the reasons why it would be dangerous for him to do so.

Katie Kieffer | August 04, 2014

Jesse “The Body”? Who’s that? I’m a Minnesota girl and I only know Jesse the Baby.

Cal Thomas | August 04, 2014

William Shakespeare is not known for his economic expertise, but the advice he gives through Polonius in "Hamlet" may be the best counsel ever offered for individuals and governments.

Rich Galen | August 04, 2014

If former Congressman Barney Frank were a Republican from, say, Missouri, and the President of the United States was a Republican from, say, Oklahoma, and Frank said that the President's Administration had lied to the American people, that would probably be pretty big news.

Matt Barber | August 04, 2014

I’m not quite ready, just yet, to put on my “The End is Nigh!” sandwich board and go about street preaching in Times Square. Still, for anyone gifted with the Spirit of discernment, it’s hard to ignore the heavy stench of unparalleled spiritual warfare that hangs thick in the air.

Mike Shedlock | August 04, 2014

As a proxy for 10-year US treasuries Steen mentions IEF the Barclays 7-10 year duration US treasury ETF. The play appears to be intermediate-term, citing "inflation expectations" in the 4th quarter.

Shawn Mitchell | August 04, 2014

No one believes Obama is protecting America’s best interests. Everyone knows he’s pursuing his own agenda. No one knows what it is.

Crystal Wright | August 04, 2014

Just when I thought the District of Columbia government couldn’t stoop to new lows of incompetence and non-sensical behavior, it does. Apparently, self-defense spray is defined as a firearm in DC and must be registered by its owner with the Metropolitan Police Department.

Mark Baisley | August 04, 2014

We went digital a long time ago, which means that most of the money that passes between people, stores, and banks is a system of networked arithmetic. And frankly, I like it.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 04, 2014

we’re going to look at some great moments in government-run healthcare in both the United States and the United Kingdom

Political Calculations | August 04, 2014

The only real randomness in how stock prices behaved was in the timing for when that shift in focus occurred.

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Derek Hunter | August 03, 2014

I write today in the hope you all can get over whatever anger, distrust or bruised egos this primary season and political year has caused you. We on the right need to unite and send a message to progressives by unambiguously retaking the U.S. Senate in November.

John Ransom | August 03, 2014

Be careful: They’ll sic the IRS on you. Or the NSA. Or the FBI. Or any one of a number of public security forces now operating within the federal government.

John Ransom | August 03, 2014

It takes a lot of guts for the president of the United States to send kids off to die. Look how much trouble Obama-- a silly excuse for a president-- had in sending the Seals in to kill Bin Laden: a no-brainer if there ever was one.

Austin Hill | August 03, 2014

Despite the socialistic sounding name, the essence of "the sharing economy" is actually very positive.

Paul Dykewicz | August 03, 2014

The risk is that lawmakers, policymakers and others may overreact to the latest economic numbers without vetting them against other data, including the federal government’s recently adopted quarterly gross output statistic.

Debra J. Saunders | August 03, 2014

The (well-funded, I am sure) opposition to San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener's ballot measure to tax soda and other sugary drinks calls itself the Coalition for an Affordable City.

Bruce Bialosky | August 03, 2014

Some people want you to suspend your imagination and your memory regarding what the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) actually states in terms of who can receive subsidies for their health insurance.

Paul Jacob | August 03, 2014

Should more women work outside the home?

Steve Chapman | August 03, 2014

Gun-control advocates are learning the downside of getting their way. Recently, a federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on the carrying of concealed handguns.

Steve Chapman | August 03, 2014

Gun control advocates are learning the downside of getting their way. Last week, a federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on the carrying of concealed handguns. Anti-gun forces have been losing in legislatures for a long time. Now they are finding that even where they win, they lose.

Lee Culpepper | August 03, 2014

Today, my appreciation for what America’s warriors voluntarily sacrifice for others makes it hard for me to watch the nation’s commander in chief pursue a delusional fantasy of creating some Utopian society by decimating national security and replacing it with social welfare.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 03, 2014

I’ve previously explained that I’m very sympathetic to the notion that Israel has a right to defend itself.

Michael Tanner | August 03, 2014

In the face of this undeniable crisis, proposals to give future seniors more choice of Medicare plans or to allow younger workers to privately invest a portion of their Social Security taxes through personal accounts hardly look radical.

Michael Youssef | August 03, 2014

The Bible is full of individuals who accomplished mighty things through their commitment to a cause and through God’s power working in them. Moses, Joshua, Gideon, David, to say nothing of a handful of Galilean fishermen, turned their world “upside down.”

Mike Shedlock | August 03, 2014

Thank president Bush, vice president Dick Cheney, and president Obama for working together to create a how-to map of perfect foreign policy stupidity.

Mike Shedlock | August 03, 2014

Thank president Bush, vice president Dick Cheney, and president Obama for working together to create a how-to map of perfect foreign policy stupidity.

Kevin McVicker | August 03, 2014

?For decades, The Tonight Show has served as a barometer for the country. Johnny Carson’s monologue was used to skewer politicians and celebrities every night. Appearing on The Tonight Show was the pinnacle of national celebrity.