Sat, Aug 23, 2014

Joanne Moudy | August 23, 2014

Planned Parenthood took a big hit on Tuesday after the District Court for Polk County, Iowa upheld a ban on webcam abortions.

John C. Goodman | August 23, 2014

Paul Ryan proposed a private health insurance alternative to Medicare for future retirees, liberal critics pounced. However, almost one third of seniors are already in private health insurance plans. Seniors choose to be in these plans because they like them better than traditional Medicare.

Bill Tatro | August 23, 2014

Over the past five years, while quantitative easing has been the strategy du jour, the mix of so called investment money has been strangely absent one component.

Mike Shedlock | August 23, 2014

As noted in German Two-Year Bonds Have Negative Yield, Demand High; Euro Bond Bubble Guaranteed to Burst, " Banks lend (provided they are not capital impaired), when credit-worthy borrowers want credit and banks perceive risks worth lending."

Steve Deace | August 23, 2014

The Left keeps using words like rights, law, and tolerance. I do not think those words mean what they think they mean.

Phil Kerpen | August 23, 2014

While the dominant Republican slogan on health care remains repeal and replace, there is little agreement on what replace means. But if we wait until Obamacare can be repealed before developing a consensus on positive health care changes, major parts of Obamacare will be even more entrenched and its seductive goal of universal coverage may push us instead toward fully government controlled single-payer system.

Jack Kerwick | August 23, 2014

Food for thought on the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Ransom Notes Radio | August 23, 2014

The Keynesians are in charge And its starting to show. Mark Skousen joined the program to discuss the possibility of permanently low interest rates. Also: Ezra Klein is still an idiot; but theres someone else out there that is even worse.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 23, 2014

Thanks to Mark Steyn, we have a story that exemplifies both the brain-dead nature of the public sector and the nasty nature of our bureaucratic overlords.

Night Watch | August 23, 2014

The Palestinians are continuing to use up their rockets at the rate of over 100 per day. Meanwhile, much of Gaza is being reduced to rubble. The Hamas leadership seems oddly comfortable with that outcome, provided they can still shoot rockets.

Charles Payne | August 23, 2014

Thursday, in Chicago, 9 year old Antonio Smith was killed in the backyard of an apartment building. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but then again, that statement applies to every black child in Chicago and any other city.

Michael Schaus | August 23, 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.

Mark Skousen | August 23, 2014

Most Austrian economists argue that the best response to the 2008 financial crisis was to do nothing. By refusing to bail out the banks, investment firms and insurance companies, the government would be sending a clear message that Wall Street and the private markets must avoid irresponsible decisions in the future.

Doug Fabian | August 23, 2014

Today I have an exclusive sneak peek of three presentations I have on the slate for the next several days at the MoneyShow.

Chris Versace | August 23, 2014

One of the easiest and simplest metrics that investors use to screen for, as well as value, stocks is the price-to-earnings ratio, better known as a stocks price-to-earnings (P/E). Of course, on its face, a P/E is nothing more than a snapshot in time, but what if I told you it was far more complicated than that?

John Nantz | August 23, 2014

It is no wonder that when law enforcement utilizes weapons and equipment that appear to be military in nature, the uninformed follow after pied pipers crying, "militarization!"

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Gayle Trotter | August 22, 2014

Obamas foreign policy has become noteworthy for a remarkable series of bad decisions, miscalculations, and fecklessness -- tragically ironic for an administration whose foreign policy mantra is dont do stupid stuff.

Humberto Fontova | August 22, 2014

After decades of paranoid hemming and hawing, last month the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management finally approved oil exploration in Federal waters along the Atlantic coast from Delaware to Florida.

Brian and Garrett Fahy | August 22, 2014

The American people have learned that once again, they were not told the truth. We were told that by the fall of 2012, Al Qaeda was purportedly on the run, finished off by a diplomacy that exchanged bullets for talking points, kinetic warfare for bridge-building conciliation. None of it was true. These talking points masked the reality that the vacuum created by Americas withdrawal was quickly being filled by resurgent Islamists. Now, it seems, modernity is on the run, being terrorized by adherents to a violent ideology buried in the sands of centuries past. The Islamic State (ISIS) is thriving and growing in the newest episode of the perpetual clash of civilizations.

Michelle Malkin | August 22, 2014

For two bloody months, an armed jihadist serial killer ran loose across the country. At least four innocent men died this spring and summer as acts of "vengeance" on behalf of aggrieved Muslims, the self-confessed murderer has now proclaimed. Have you heard about this horror? Probably not.

Mark Davis | August 22, 2014

A young black man dies from a police gunshot, and a community bursts into presumptuous anger as if it knows racism is afoot.

Erick Erickson | August 22, 2014

There are no winners in Ferguson. There is only tragedy. Any justice now gotten, if at all, will be a tainted justice that does not heal, but further divides. The gleefulness of many on both sides circling like vultures should turn stomachs, not wallets and voter registration numbers.

Michael Barone | August 22, 2014

Continued violence in Ferguson, Missouri, brings back memories of the urban riots of the 1960s. Sadly, nearly 50 years later we're still facing rioting by blacks purportedly protesting police behavior. But there are some differences of varying significance between the riots of the 1960s and Ferguson today.

Brent Bozell | August 22, 2014

The amount of mockery presidents endure usually corresponds with their polling. It applies to Republicans (Nixon, Bush, Bush), but sometimes also to Democrats (Carter).

Jonah Goldberg | August 22, 2014

Does the president think the world is a TV show?

Mike Adams | August 22, 2014

It takes a lot to make me angry. But one thing that will do it every time is the occasional college administrator who hides behind a university spokesperson or public relations firm. Last week, Bryan College made the serious mistake of attempting to contact me through a hired public relations firm. After Bryans public relations people contacted me, I immediately turned the tables on President Livesay and responded with a series of pointed questions.

David Limbaugh | August 22, 2014

Many reject the notion that a good segment of our popular culture and of our political class is at war with Christianity. But this is a real war -- not a phony one, such as the left's manufactured "war on women."

Mona Charen | August 22, 2014

It's a theme this president sounded in his first inaugural address, warning that "those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent" are "on the wrong side of history." He returned to it in his remarks (bracketed by golf outings) about the horrific murder of James Foley.

Pat Buchanan | August 22, 2014

Among the demands of the "protesters" in Ferguson is that the investigation and prosecution of police officer Darren Wilson be taken away from St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch.

John Hanlon | August 22, 2014

While other football dramas would culminate with a high school football teams winning streak that lasts 151 games, this movie begins with that. As the movie opens, that historic winning streak is alive and well for Californias De La Salle high school team. The team and the town feel invincible and its only after the streak ends that they are forced to confront their own personal failings.

Suzanne Fields | August 22, 2014

Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall join this year's roster of celebrity deaths. Their names and fame preoccupy us in public mourning, though most of us were no closer to them in life than to a movie or television screen. Mourning differs in different times, but how we experience the tears and the reminiscences tells us a lot about ourselves.

David Harsanyi | August 22, 2014

In a bit of dubious cherry-picking, a new Bloomberg article concludes that the Affordable Care Act is losing its effectiveness as a political issue for Republicans and is diminishing as a major issue. How do we know the end is near-ish? Well, so many Americans are "benefiting from the law," theorizes Heidi Przybyla, that political ads are simply not doing the job anymore.

Diana West | August 22, 2014

One thing an old Ivy League revolutionary can't stand is people noticing that he represents the Establishment. That he embodies the System to a point where he can make it stop and make it go. He will go to great lengths to convince himself, if not others, this is not so.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | August 22, 2014

While the United States remains the wealthiest nation in the worldfirst by Gross Domestic Product, seventh by average incomemany Americans have been struggling financially in recent years.

Donald Lambro | August 22, 2014

There can be only one response to the barbaric beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State terrorists. We must hunt them down and kill them. President Obama said as much in his brief remarks in the wake of the terrorists' grisly video that showed Foley's execution by a masked jihadist who spoke with a British accent and is believed to be a British citizen.

Michael Brown | August 22, 2014

Like many Americans, I have carefully followed the news from Ferguson, MO involving the tragic shooting of an 18-year-old African American, with the notable exception that he carries my name. And so, every day, Im reading about the shooting of Michael Brown and the death of Michael Brown and the autopsy of Michael Brown, all of which reminds me of the very real loss of life involved.

Night Watch | August 22, 2014

The Gaza War resumed in earnest on the 20th. The Palestinians fired 150 rockets into Israel on 20 August. Israel sources say they fired 213 rockets since they broke the ceasefire.

Charles Payne | August 22, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its report, Expenditures on Children by Families, and the cost of raising a child is now up to $245,000- not including the cost of college. The most expensive part of raising children is keeping a roof over their heads and food in their bellies...

Political Calculations | August 22, 2014

Part time employment started off the recession at 24,758,000, but instead of decreasing as jobs disappeared from the U.S. economy, the number of Americans employed part time increased by 2,721,000 through December 2009.

Larry Kelley | August 22, 2014

By 207 B.C., Rome and its allies on the Italian peninsula had lost approximately 100,000 soldiers to the invading armies of the great Carthaginian general, Hannibal. To make matters more desperate, the Carthaginians were in the final stages of securing massive reinforcements from Phillip V of Macedon. That year the Roman Senate sent a secret group of provocateurs to Northern Greece who started violent insurrections among Phillips disaffected subject peoples to his south. The Macedonian armies never sailed and for next 600 years the course of western civilization would be charted by Rome.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 22, 2014

Some folks on the right in Washington, generally known as reformicons (short for reform conservatives), want the Republican Party to de-emphasize marginal tax rate reductions and instead focus on providing tax relief to parents.

Jack Kerwick | August 22, 2014

As if the happenings in Ferguson, Missouri arent bad enough, now we have the situation in Salt Lake City, Utah with which to contend.

Mike Shedlock | August 22, 2014

The "recovery" news in Spain keeps piling up. Via translation from El Economista, Government has already taken 37% of the total 'pensions piggy bank'. If extractions continue at the current rate, the fund would be exhausted in 4 years.

Nicholas Vardy | August 22, 2014

Much like the Great Depression did to the Greatest Generation, the financial crisis of 2008 seared the souls of millions of investors.

Doug Fabian | August 22, 2014

Due to Russian President Vladimir Putins shenanigans and the ongoing Ukraine situation, many Western investors are fleeing Russia. However, contrarian investors view this as an excellent opportunity to enter the Russian market on the cheap.

Ilya Shapiro | August 22, 2014

After engaging in a racially motivated street fight with a black man, Charles Cannon found himself facingas expectedassault charges and a sentencing enhancement to penalize him further under Texass hate crime law. You see, they had to make a federal case out of a fistfight to stop the return of slavery.

Haley Halverson | August 22, 2014

In America, humans are for sale.

Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Ann Coulter | August 21, 2014

It's important to remember that, in police shooting cases like the one in Ferguson, Missouri, the initial facts are often wrong. You don't want to end up looking like Rich Lowry, National Review editor, whose March 23, 2012, column on the Trayvon Martin shooting was titled, "Al Sharpton Is Right."

John Ransom | August 21, 2014

Obama's election is inconceivable without first understanding the historic wrongs the country has foisted on a community that has never enjoyed the protection a family can give them.

Rich Galen | August 21, 2014

I never crossed paths with James Foley. I regret not having met him. A freelance reporter of great skill and courage, Foley was murdered, on camera, by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq by cutting off his head.

Michael Schaus | August 21, 2014

Dont forget what John Maynard Keynes pointed out when advocating for increased government spending: In the long run, were all dead. Of course, he never said wed be able to afford the coffin.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | August 21, 2014

While we might like to think that voters research the issues, review the candidates, and then vote for the candidate that best reflects their views; the reality, based on political science research, is much different.

Victor Davis Hanson | August 21, 2014

Violence following the recent fatal shooting of an unarmed robbery suspect in Ferguson, Missouri, has tragically followed a predictable script.

Derek Hunter | August 21, 2014

It seems like the world, or at least the media world, is obsessed with the happenings in Ferguson, Mo. No detail is too insignificant to speculate about, no matter how wild the speculation. I know more about it than I should, and I bet you do too.

Larry Elder | August 21, 2014

Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson is neither Mark Fuhrman nor Barney Fife. Based on what has been presented so far in the media, not even an O.J. Simpson juror would find Wilson guilty of murder.

Michael Reagan | August 21, 2014

Why have the protests and riots lasted so long in Ferguson?

Cal Thomas | August 21, 2014

U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of ISIS terrorists on the Kurdish capital of Erbil are a welcome pushback against a relentless enemy that for a time seemed invincible.

Matthew Hennessey | August 21, 2014

We sure got here in a hurry. Just a few short weeks ago the nation was cheering the U.S. Mens National Soccer Team during their improbable run at the World Cup in Brazil. The political parties we were debating what to do about the sudden flood of illegal teenage migrants at our southern border. Most of us had never heard of the crime of selling loose cigarettes on New York City streets. Most of us couldnt find Ferguson, Missouri on a map.

Debra J. Saunders | August 21, 2014

The Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted unanimously last week to ask the City Council to consider "financial incentives, such as a lottery system," to draw voters to the polls.

Matt Towery | August 21, 2014

The details about the death of Michael Brown and the actions of the Ferguson, Missouri, policeman who shot him remain very much at issue.

Austin Bay | August 21, 2014

Winston Churchill disparaged Operation Anvil-Dragoon, the Aug. 15, 1944 Allied "second D-Day" invasion of Southern France. Churchill joked that he was "dragooned" into an unnecessary invasion. D-Day, June 6th, had breached Fortress Europe. A French Riviera "pincer" was folly.

Emmett Tyrrell | August 21, 2014

Turning once again to what the sociologists call "coping mechanisms": There is marijuana and then there is alcohol. They are increasingly the civilized options.

Rebecca Hagelin | August 21, 2014

We live in a culture that is all about me, me, me. Take a stroll through the mall on any given day and you will see children whining when they cant have the latest toy or video game, while discouraged parents shrug their shoulders and give in. Hang around any retail store and it may seem like the Gimme" generation is running the show. You hear an I want this and the register replies with a hearty ch-ching!"

Steve Chapman | August 21, 2014

The shooting of Michael Brown and its turbulent aftermath have renewed an old question: Why does the black community raise a ruckus when a white person kills a black person, which is rare, but not when a black person kills a black person, which is far less rare?

Tom Borelli | August 21, 2014

Its no wonder Americans dont trust the government. Sandwiched between ideological zealots at the IRS and the EPA and massive corruption at the Veterans Administration, the public is being exposed to the consequences of bureaucracies running wild.

Marvin Olasky | August 21, 2014

How secret trysts helped push three troubled nations into one horrible war

Jerry Newcombe | August 21, 2014

Here we are 51 years to the month after Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. articulated his vision for a color-blind society, and some things seem to be worse. While America elected and re-elected the first African-American president, something virtually unimaginable in Dr. Kings time, the incident in Ferguson shows that deep divides remain.

Mike Shedlock | August 21, 2014

Turnout in some Los Angeles elections is so low that LA Considers Giving Citizens Lottery Tickets if they Vote.

Bill Tatro | August 21, 2014

How could we be so successful at turning over governments? Simple! Our military might and, perhaps more important, our checkbook. Being the reserve currency has its privileges.

Night Watch | August 21, 2014

An Israeli military spokesman said the air force executed air strikes in the Gaza Strip in response to Palestinian rocket fire that broke the ceasefire. One child is reported to have died as a result of the strikes. 01

Charles Payne | August 21, 2014

The Fed released the minutes from its last gathering, and this report should move the market. The big question of the day is: what is the level of internal dissent from official policy and Chairman Yellen?

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 21, 2014

Wow. Billions of dollars of fraud and the government to this day still cant figure out the level of theft. This sounds about right.

Nick Sorrentino | August 21, 2014

This is a frustrating statistic to read. When so many rely upon the state for their well being - when getting taxpayer funded aid means the difference between having a full stomach and having an empty one - it is very hard to make the case to someone that government must be smaller.

Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Paul Greenberg | August 20, 2014

Lauren Bacall's death at 89 got front-page coverage complete with picture in the New York Times, and it deserved to. Like so many American images and voices in our vast celluloid memory bank, she may have been more familiar than famous -- if the definition of fame has something to do with greatness rather than just exposure. But familiar she definitely was, at least to the generation of American moviegoers who grew up with movies the way their grandchildren now grow up with the Internet.

John Kass | August 20, 2014

America tells stories to itself in images, funny ones, sad ones, selfies we send out over our phones with snarky comments. But lately, the ones that get the most traction are the angry ones. They seize us like hands around our throats. And that's what the images from Ferguson, Mo., feel like to me, hands to the throat. But there's another image I saw last week. This one I like, and it doesn't come from Missouri.

Thomas Sowell | August 20, 2014

Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority.

Ashley Pratte | August 20, 2014

In the wake of the gruesome beheading of American journalist, James Wright Foley, it is important to remember that the growing threat of radical Islam is very real.

Jeff Jacoby | August 20, 2014

If Hillary Clinton doesn't become the next president of the United States, perhaps she could set up as the next Oracle of Delphi.

John Ransom | August 20, 2014

If anything in life is certain it is this: When Obama wages war on anything, including war, we ought to expect a mass casualty event at this point.

Michelle Malkin | August 20, 2014

The most poisonous "-ism" now infecting Ferguson, Missouri, is not virulent racism. It's viral narcissism.

John Stossel | August 20, 2014

Libertarians warned for years that government is force, that government always grows and that America's police have become too much like an occupying army. We get accused of being paranoid, but we look less paranoid after heavily armed police in Ferguson, Missouri, tear gassed peaceful protesters, arrested journalists and stopped some journalists from entering the town.

Walter E. Williams | August 20, 2014

According to College Board, average tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year totaled $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for in-state residents at public colleges and $22,203 for out-of-state residents.

Scottie Hughes | August 20, 2014

I want to take advantage of the words of Rahm Emanuel when he said, You never let a serious crisis go to waste, as we are enduring several crises here presently in the world today.

Dr. Ben Carson | August 20, 2014

Many people in this country were shocked when the U.S. Navy recently announced the removal of all Bibles from military hotels under their control. This was in response to pressure from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a well-known atheist group.

Brent Bozell | August 20, 2014

The late media critic Edwin Diamond once notably quipped that to the American news media, "10,000 deaths in Nepal equals 100 deaths in Wales equals 10 deaths in West Virginia equals one death next door."

Jonah Goldberg | August 20, 2014

The events in Ferguson, Missouri, have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first.

Bob Barr | August 20, 2014

It has been nearly a quarter of a century since the bloody Rodney King riots ripped through Los Angeles.

Terry Jeffrey | August 20, 2014

109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded "means-tested programs" -- also known as welfare -- as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

Ben Shapiro | August 20, 2014

On Monday, Rasmussen released a poll of Americans regarding the guilt or innocence of Officer Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot unarmed 18-year-old black man Michael Brown six times in Ferguson, Missouri.

Donald Lambro | August 20, 2014

Hundreds of youths are shot and killed each year in our country. More than 100 were gunned down in gangland or drive-by shootings in Chicago alone in just one year. But the death of Michael Brown, who just graduated from high school and hoped to pursue higher education, has seized the nation's attention like no other.

Rachel Marsden | August 20, 2014

A cyberattack on Community Health Systems Inc., a private hospital network, in April and June resulted in the theft of non-medical data of 4.5 million Americans, including names, addresses, birth dates, phone numbers and Social Security numbers, according to a new Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The attacks were attributed to Chinese hackers. There's justification for alarm, but not for the reasons you might think.

Jacob Sullum | August 20, 2014

Running for the U.S. Senate in 2010, Rand Paul became known as that crazy right-winger who expressed reservations about the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But in the past two years, the Kentucky Republican has emerged as his party's most passionate voice on criminal justice reform, explicitly decrying the system's disproportionate impact on African Americans.

Ken Connor | August 20, 2014

It is a mainstay of the politically correct that we must bend over backwards to embrace the self-determined "identity" of non-mainstream individuals. The mantra used to be to "be tolerant", but we are long past that. Now we are required celebrate their differences. Unless, that is, the different characteristic is Down syndrome.

Robert Knight | August 20, 2014

When I was 18, I thought I knew plenty about life and politics.

Charles Payne | August 20, 2014

The stock market continues to take its cue from the military action (or inaction) between Russia and Ukraine, and to the lesser extent, from how we are dealing with ISIS (bombs away). But, how long can Wall Street continue whistling past the graveyard when it comes to a potential explosion of violence across America?

Political Calculations | August 20, 2014

The data suggests that investors have been and are currently focused upon 2015-Q2 in setting today's stock prices, since this quarter marks the period of time at which the Federal Reserve is most likely to act to increase short term interest rates in the U.S. for the first time in several years.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 20, 2014

What do cigarettes and capital gains have in common? Well, they both start with the same letter, so maybe the Cookie Monster could incorporate them into his favorite song, but Im thinking about something else.

Michael Schaus | August 20, 2014

Aside from meeting with his apparently hapless economic team (which if headed by Joe Biden is roughly as useful as a neurosurgeon with palsy), what was the President up to on his 48 hour trip to DC? Well Apparently he attended a party.

Mike Shedlock | August 20, 2014

Congratulations go to Forbes columnist John Tamny and editor of Real Clear Markets for producing the "Idiot's Guide to Austrian Economics'. Ironically, that is not exactly what Tamny set out to do.

Ransom Notes Radio | August 20, 2014

Whos really waging the war on women? Ann-Marie Murrell, CEO of Politichicks, joined the show to discuss the way Democrats chastise and ridicule women who dare to think for themselves. John also tackles the issue of the Ferguson, Missouri, riots and why it is not shocking in the least.

Bill Gunderson | August 20, 2014

As clearly evidenced by the recent underperformance of many retail stocks, retail is not a great place to be right now.

Nick Sorrentino | August 20, 2014

About on third of people have saved NOTHING for retirement... But please keep taxing us and debasing the currency though.

Jack Kerwick | August 20, 2014

Thomas Sowell once noted that few topics so tap the irrational excesses of a persons intellect as that of race. At the very least, contemporary race-related discussions are almost invariably ridden with irrationality.

Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Paul Greenberg | August 19, 2014

In one of those faux Ye Old English Tea Shoppes serving tidbits as inauthentic as its spelling and typography, Margaret Thatcher briefly shares her thoughts on our current "wobbly" President.

Michelle Minton | August 19, 2014

Republicans generally oppose federal encroachment on policy matters traditionally left to the states. SO why is Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tex) alone among his GOP House colleagues in opposing a federal online gambling ban that would preempt state laws, reward special interests, and curtail an otherwise lawful pastime enjoyed by many Americans?

Autry J. Pruitt | August 19, 2014

The events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, represent why every single black American should, without equivocation, reject the big government view of America. Without doubt, the savior of the African American community will not be any government, neither local nor state nor federal, nor will that savior be anyone within that particular government who shares our pigmentation.

Ryan Bomberger | August 19, 2014

Liberals are always touting their anti-war credentials denouncing its toll on human lives. But in Ferguson, there is one war they cant seem to promote enoughrace war.

Michael Schaus | August 19, 2014

Leftists seem to have a love affair with intimidating businesses into compliance with their utopian vision of a gun-free America. Kroger, however, has decided to reject the Bloomberg-inspired requests to ban guns on their property. I guess they didnt feel like experiencing an uptick in violent crime and robberies.

Thomas Sowell | August 19, 2014

I don't know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television -- and even punishment is being meted out by CNN's showing the home and address of the policeman accused in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting.

Ron Paul | August 19, 2014

We have been at war with Iraq for 24 years, starting with Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990. Shortly after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait that year, the propaganda machine began agitating for a US attack on Iraq. We all remember the appearance before Congress of a young Kuwaiti woman claiming that the Iraqis were ripping Kuwaiti babies from incubators. The woman turned out to be the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the US and the story was false, but it was enough to turn US opposition in favor of an attack.

Chuck Norris | August 19, 2014

Pundits and news agencies have questioned the validity of reports that the Islamic State is beheading children in its conquest of Syria and Iraq. But there is one fact that can't be contested: The Sunni-dominated al-Qaida splinter group is on a war rampage using some of the most heinous and barbaric means to exterminate anyone who opposes it, particularly Christians.

John Hawkins | August 19, 2014

If you say that we should have an "honest" discussion about what's going on in Ferguson, it makes people think that hard truths are going to be spoken and we're all going to deeply disagree.

Michael Barone | August 19, 2014

Just about everyone noticed Hillary Clinton's scathing comments on President Obama's foreign policy in her interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. But almost no one has noticed where Clinton hasn't been seen. That's on the campaign trail or at fundraisers for Democrats running for the Senate.

David Limbaugh | August 19, 2014

He had the legal and constitutional right to both threaten to veto the bill and actually veto it. Why in the world would he not do everything in his legal power to prevent authority for that kind of funding to reside in this woman's hands?

Mona Charen | August 19, 2014

The Ferguson, Missouri police department released convenience store surveillance tape that showed Michael Brown allegedly stealing some cigars minutes before he was shot by a police officer. Aware that the release of this footage might look like posthumous character assassination of the shooting victim, Captain Ronald Johnson of the Ferguson police explained that the tape was released pursuant to freedom of information requests.

Cal Thomas | August 19, 2014

It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called "Theater of the Absurd." These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work.

Pat Buchanan | August 19, 2014

"America is on trial," said Rev. Al Sharpton from the pulpit of Greater St Mark's Family Church in Ferguson, Missouri.

Debra J. Saunders | August 19, 2014

Oh, the irony...

Phyllis Schlafly | August 19, 2014

Political junkies will remember how former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was being groomed to run for president in 2012 before he made his foolish statement that the next president should "call a truce on the so-called social issues." Americans do not want a leader who is unable or unwilling to articulate and lead on important social issues.

Bill Murchison | August 19, 2014

Heavens, no! Insists Michael McCrum, the "special prosecutor" who procured the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry for alleged misuse of his constitutional power to veto legislation. Why, it wasn't about politics at all! The legal case against Perry, which discombobulates such plans as the governor might have for another presidential bid, is grounded, McCrum says, in "the facts and the law, and nothing else."

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 19, 2014

I agree that something is wrong with the economy. But I disagree with the Keynesian interpretation that the economys weakness is because of some mysterious malady that requires government intervention.

Charles Payne | August 19, 2014

A lot is being said about the militarization of local police departments. I think it is the kind of debate that can only happen in a nation where crime has come down dramatically within the past several decades. Similar to freedom, I think Americans take it for granted.

Night Watch | August 19, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said that Israel will not compromise on the security requirement that the Gaza Strip must be demilitarized. He also said that Hamas will not be permitted to obtain a political victory from its military defeat.

Bill Gunderson | August 19, 2014

US retail sales fell flat on their faces last month. It was their worst reading in six months. I have been steering clear of retail stocks for some time now.

Mike Shedlock | August 19, 2014

Given the huge numbers of people employed in food industries, especially fast food, a growth area for food robotics seems relatively easy to spot.

Bill Tatro | August 19, 2014

In the world of Unicorns or politics, anything is possible.

Ralph Benko | August 19, 2014

The GOP once again appears clueless. But not quite for the reason that liberals suppose.

Tom Purcell | August 19, 2014

It was just a matter of time for the program to be abused.

Mon, Aug 18, 2014

Ashley Pratte | August 18, 2014

In a world where students are no longer allowed to speak freely on campus and are limited to designated “free speech zones,” students still aren’t safe to express their opinions.

Larry Kudlow | August 18, 2014

. . . .despite a phony Democratic indictment.

Jason Stverak | August 18, 2014

With Election Day less than a hundred days away, we can expect the campaign season to bring out some of the worst in human behavior. It encourages politicians, activists, and the journalists who cover them to participate in all sorts of shenanigans.

Herb London | August 18, 2014

Policies emerging from the Obama administration are often perplexing. Why give ISIS a virtual free hand in destroying Iraqi and Syrian borders? Why does the administration support a European Union that is gasping for political breath? Why has the Obama team allowed Latin American youths to cross our border in violation of national sovereignty?

John Ransom | August 18, 2014

In the contest to run America for the foreseeable future, the Democrats have so mismanaged and bungled their chance to make a case for themselves that their only choice is to criminalize the opposition.

Michael Youssef | August 18, 2014

?Surely now President Obama must believe at least part of the Bible—specifically, I’m thinking about the part that says: “Pride comes before the fall.”

Diana West | August 18, 2014

?There is something deeply shameful about the official American response to this week’s unprecedented gunning down of a U.S. Army two-star general by an Afghan army soldier.

Lisa De Pasquale | August 18, 2014

Conservatives have tried to make movies with an underlying or even overt conservative or libertarian message. More often than not, it just doesn't work.

Ken Blackwell | August 18, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is too strong. PLO boss Mahmoud Abbas is too weak. That’s why we can’t get a peaceful settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict, says President Obama in an interview with the ever-serious Tom Friedman of the New York Times.

John Nantz | August 18, 2014

Among nations peace is a pipe dream. Like the poor, war will always be with us.

Michael Schaus | August 18, 2014

Oscar Wilde once pointed out when you’re losing an argument, you still have the viable option of throwing out some insults. But, hey, I still say the term “stupid” can be used with some degree of appropriateness under "normal" conditions.

Kurt Schlichter | August 18, 2014

The GOP is in the midst of a public foreign policy debate. Debate is fine, but as Republican we must agree on some basic premises.

Star Parker | August 18, 2014

Investopedia defines a “zero sum game” as “a situation in which one person’s gain is equivalent to another’s loss, so the net change in wealth or benefit is zero.”

Katie Kieffer | August 18, 2014

Steven Speilberg directed Jurassic Park 21 years ago. Barack Obama is now directing Juristic Park. Hold onto your popcorn. T. Rex is back.

Rich Galen | August 18, 2014

Let us stipulate that none of us know what happened between Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown. We can also stipulate that the members of the Ferguson Police Department might need some additional training.

Matt Barber | August 18, 2014

This is a game-changer. Talk about “an old wives’ tale.”

Rachel Burger | August 18, 2014

Police in Ferguson, MO arrested two journalists for covering the protests over their fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager eight times, including in the back.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 18, 2014

I’m glad that Obamacare isn’t paying for itself since that simply means lots of taxes to accompany all the additional spending.

Mike Shedlock | August 18, 2014

The biggest winners are states involved in energy production, finance, or healthcare. The biggest losers are states that did not recover from the real estate bust, or lost population due to emigration.

Mark Baisley | August 18, 2014

Bullies want to turn the natural hierarchy upside down, with their names at the top. Evil lusts for the reverence that belongs only to the Creator.

Shawn Mitchell | August 18, 2014

We elected an anti-American. Twice. The Left can't admit it or their gig is up.

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John Ransom | August 17, 2014

Self immolation is the last resort of those who have no other voice.

John C. Goodman | August 17, 2014

Events in Ferguson, Missouri raise this question: Is the criminal justice system unfair to minorities, especially blacks?

Austin Hill | August 17, 2014

Participation in the US labor force is at an all-time low, consumption of taxpayer funded welfare services is at an all-time high, and the greatest level of "job creation" is in the part-time category.

Derek Hunter | August 17, 2014

On Thursday, I started a column about the problems of the political right, but there are too many to cover in one column, so here we are again.

John Ransom | August 17, 2014

What if we had a president who has some gonads and some sense of proportion?

Doug Giles | August 17, 2014

Things are getting dicey out there in the United States of Acrimony, eh? People are pissed. They’re sick of the government … sick of control … sick of the inequities and absurdities in our land … sick of the man and the machine … sick of our borders having bigger holes than a fat woman’s pantyhose after high steppin' a barbed-wire fence; and sick, hallelujah, of that little priss, Justin Bieber.

Debra J. Saunders | August 17, 2014

I've never used Airbnb. I'm not proud of my failure to dive into the sharing economy.

Bruce Bialosky | August 17, 2014

The political world has been abuzz with speculation about the Senate races and whether the Republicans will take over majority of the Upper House. While this was happening, I spent my time finding out what was really afoot within the Republican world.

Paul Jacob | August 17, 2014

A week ago last Saturday, at high noon in Ferguson, Missouri, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by police officer Darren Wilson. Brown was black, Wilson is white.

Paul Driessen | August 17, 2014

Obama and EPA are determined to destroy US coal, people’s lives and welfare be damned.

Steve Chapman | August 17, 2014

Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Larry Kudlow | August 17, 2014

Today many leading economists are throwing up their arms in frustration and assuring us that 2 percent growth is really the best we can do.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 17, 2014

I’m glad to see that many Americans feel that government and politicians are their leading cause of daily stress.

Mike Shedlock | August 17, 2014

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

Mark Skousen | August 17, 2014

The libertarian movement will truly arrive whenT he New York Times does a serious article on the #1 libertarian think tank (Cato Institute), the #1 libertarian TV show (Stossel on Fox) and the #1 libertarian conference (FreedomFest).