Sat, Aug 30, 2014

John Hawkins | August 30, 2014

Since Barack Obama has been the Hindenburg of Presidents on the domestic front, there hasn't been as much commentary as you'd expect about the fact that he has been the Titanic of Presidents on foreign policy.

John C. Goodman | August 30, 2014

Millions of people are out of work and cant find a job. Many of those who have jobs are being forced to work part-time instead of full-time. And those who have full-time jobs are in for a nasty surprise. Next years take home pay is like likely to be smaller than what they earn right now.

John Ransom | August 30, 2014

The Middle East isnt just a foreign policy problem; its another one of the man-caused disasters that has become the hallmark of the Obama administrations version of Moe, Larry and Curly.

Stephen Smoot | August 30, 2014

With little Western fanfare, outside of a US State Department press release, the Central African Republic late last month established a new transitional government.

Donald Lambro | August 30, 2014

The Obama administration continues to run up big budget deficits and huge long-term debts that threaten our economic future and put our national security in peril.

Raymond Tanter | August 30, 2014

Reports President Obama authorized surveillance flights over Syria suggest he is beginning to seize the moment given to him by the horrific execution of American journalist, James Foley. If he authorizes airstrikes into Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), even over the horizon from Iraq, it could reinforce the moderate Free Syrian Army against both ISIS and Assad. Even if such strikes also helped Assad against ISIS, they would be worth the effort.

Michael Schaus | August 30, 2014

Once again, our Chicago-style Attorney General has proven that corruption is the basic foundation upon which the modern Democrat Party is built. Eric Holder, the nation's top extortionist officer, has been paying off Obama-friendly non-profits with the settlements hes extorted from big banks.

Jack Kerwick | August 30, 2014

Theres a notion, popular among self-avowed libertarians, that among the largest threats facing our nation is that of the militarization of the police.

Mark Skousen | August 30, 2014

The Austrian school of economics was one of the few to warn of impending disaster coming from the real-estate bubble. But I have my doubts about Austrian school policy recommendations during a financial crisis.

Doug Fabian | August 30, 2014

This week certainly got started in unusual fashion for me, as I was nearly thrown out of bed on Sunday by the force of a 6.0 earthquake that rocked the Napa Valley.

Night Watch | August 30, 2014

The key question is not, as the US ambassador to the UN posed, today, what will make the Russians listen to the UN. It is what will ensure that the Russians stop. Obviously sanctions miss the mark.

Charles Payne | August 30, 2014

Our Commander-in-Chief explaining that there is no current plan for dealing with the terror group, ISIS, beyond our containment efforts is the kind of thing that hurts the overall mood of the nation.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 30, 2014

If were creating a Bureaucrat Hall of Fame, I wont want to discriminate against foreigners. The U.K.-based Telegraph reports, for instance, that an unnamed doctor from Italy is a very worthy candidate for this award.

Mike Shedlock | August 30, 2014

Mainstream media headlines in the last two days offer an amusing look at GDP forecasts.

Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Donald Lambro | August 29, 2014

The Obama administration continues to run up big budget deficits and huge long-term debts that threaten our economic future and put our national security in peril.

Humberto Fontova | August 29, 2014

When a comedians brilliant witticism bombs he'll often complain to the "dumb" audience that: "The irony is lost on you people!"

Ashley Pratte | August 29, 2014

The political correctness movement has spun out of control at schools nationwide. The latest victim is a students ability to say, Bless you in the classroom without fear of a grade deduction. The polite saying is now under assault by the PC police looking to restrict students rights.

Michelle Malkin | August 29, 2014

Did you miss Tinseltown's latest political correctness powwow?

Mark Davis | August 29, 2014

Here is a snapshot of a series of truly ridiculous things that happened in a small New England town this week, followed by an extended examination of how it represents a deep societal pathology.

Erick Erickson | August 29, 2014

Just last week, the temperatures in Middle Georgia, where I write, were over 100 degrees. This week, they are struggling to get to 90. But, as say climate change advocates, that is called weather, not climate. Of course, this is the second year in a row Georgia has experienced a milder than normal summer.

Brent Bozell | August 29, 2014

We recently came across a rather new TV network, Me-TV. It's great stuff for old fogies (like one of us) -- reruns of the best of television from the '60s and '70s. "Twelve O'Clock High" never looked better. You probably missed this network in all the TV clutter.

Michael Barone | August 29, 2014

"The tax system should be simplified and work for all Americans with lower individual and corporate tax rates and fewer brackets." That's from the Obama administration's 2009 proposals for tax reform, straight from whitehouse.gov.

David Limbaugh | August 29, 2014

Those who think that either the Constitution or possible negative consequences to the Democratic Party will deter President Obama from acting unilaterally on immigration policy probably still don't understand what makes this man tick.

John Ransom | August 29, 2014

Obama's version of nation-building doesnt include elections, and purple stained fingers, but rather a benign neglect, a Darwinian respect for survival of the strongest. The only votes that count in this scenario are typically dipped in red, blood red.

Mona Charen | August 29, 2014

For the past half-century, and particularly since the 1983 "Nation at Risk" report, Americans have been heaving great sacks of money at schools.

Pat Buchanan | August 29, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul raises an interesting question: When has Hillary Clinton ever been right on foreign policy?

Suzanne Fields | August 29, 2014

Thousands of moms and dads, following the script written into an autumn ritual of the middle class, are preparing to say farewell to the sons and daughters they've loved, nurtured and tried to civilize for two decades. They're sending the next generation off to college and saying goodbye to a considerable chunk of the family savings.

David Harsanyi | August 29, 2014

Burger King plans to merge with Canuck coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons and base the company's headquarters in Canada, where it will enjoy the kind of reasonable corporate tax structure that Democrats continue to obstruct here in the United States. And the move has provoked a fresh round of moral panic, faux patriotism and confusion.

Linda Chavez | August 29, 2014

After weeks of national angst generated when a white police officer shot an unarmed black man on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., perhaps it is time we have an honest discussion about race in America.

Paul Greenberg | August 29, 2014

What a surfeit of surreal scenes have been pouring out of little Ferguson, Missouri, these past few weeks -- as if they'd never end. Amazing.

Paul Greenberg | August 29, 2014

On this Labor Day weekend, like most Americans, I come to praise labor, not indulge in it. Has there ever been a people that speechified more about the joys and satisfactions of work and the work ethic, yet was so enamored of labor-saving devices?

Rich Tucker | August 29, 2014

Almost everyone recognizes the importance of planning.

Charles Payne | August 29, 2014

After all, when it is all said and done, there are stocks that make a lot of money for many, while others actually lose a lot of money for many. But, why? Simple: because some people sell too early, or they sell too late

Charlotte Hays | August 29, 2014

A mob is a mob...

Ransom Notes Radio | August 29, 2014

Its bad enough that this administration seems to think congress is a nuisance, and not a requirement. But now, the Obama White House is working on ways to fight climate change through executive order. Yeah This should totally help our economy.

Nicholas Vardy | August 29, 2014

The hedge fund industry is enduring yet another difficult year. Once renowned for risk-loving cowboy trading and double-digit percentage returns, hedge funds have failed to live up to their reputation as money-making machines.

Bill Tatro | August 29, 2014

First it was Jimmy Carter and his $50 cash distribution to every man, woman and child in America. The idea was to jump start the economy since nothing else in the 70s seemed to be working. Next came Ben Bernanke and his speech about dropping $100 bills out of a helicopter for everyone to gather...

Mark Skousen | August 29, 2014

Financial literacy is important, but sadly, only a handful of states require students to take personal finance or an investment course.

Night Watch | August 29, 2014

Syrian rebels, including fighters from the al-Qaida affiliated al-Nusra Front, seized control of a border crossing post on the Golan Heights on Wednesday after clashes with Syrian government forces.

Tom Purcell | August 29, 2014

Even on the hottest nights of the summer, my father knew how to make our house ice cold.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 29, 2014

I wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal last week about the policy debate over whether its better to lower tax rates or to provide targeted tax cuts for parents. I wasnt surprised to learn that not everyone agreed with my analysis.

Mike Shedlock | August 29, 2014

Every day, the cost of a plane ticket out of Venezuela goes up. That assumes you can get a plane ticket, and you probably cannot, even if you booked three months ago.

Steve Deace | August 29, 2014

We now know how the Democrats plan to avoid an anti-Obama tidal wave in November. By counting on Republican Party leadership to betray conservatives yet again.

Zachary Gappa | August 29, 2014

Maclean's recently featured a compelling summary of our rapidly-deteriorating communities titled "The End of Neighbours." The expertly-written piece by Brian Bethune is one of the better articles you'll read this year, and it gets at a key tragedy that is particularly convicting for a Christian conservative: We have forsaken our neighbors.

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Bob Goldman | August 28, 2014

The words that you slip into your resume are why your dream job is going to give you the slip. But don't take my word for it. These resume-busting ideas come from Hannah Hamilton, and the provocative, evocative article she wrote for her Monster masters at the Monster website.

Michael Schaus | August 28, 2014

Full body shiver I really loath the sentence Im about to type. In fact, I hate it so much, Ive retyped it almost a dozen times; and there is no better way of articulating the disturbing truth: Paul Krugman was right.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | August 28, 2014

My first paying job was cleaning the bathrooms at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Georgia, where I was a member.

Joanne Moudy | August 28, 2014

When 276 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from their dormitory in Chibok on April 14, 2014, many in the western world were outraged and demanded justice. Sadly, although about 70 girls managed to escape the grips of the Boko Haram terrorists, little if anything was done to rescue the remaining victims.

Victor Davis Hanson | August 28, 2014

President Obama doesn't know much about history.

Derek Hunter | August 28, 2014

There was a time, or so Im told, when feminism was about equality for women. Women had been treated as second-class citizens in many well-documented ways, and it was not right.

Larry Elder | August 28, 2014

Why has there been no media interest in the police shooting of an apparently unarmed suspect in Salt Lake City?

Mike Adams | August 28, 2014

March 18, 2010 was one of the worst days of my life. That was the day Judge Malcolm Howard threw my lawsuit against UNCW out of court. Three years after filing suit and a full eight years after I started to criticize universities, including my own, for violating the First Amendment I lost a bid to go to trial. I also lost all credibility as a free speech advocate. Or so I thought.

Michael Reagan | August 28, 2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton is getting the right kind of grief.

Ken Blackwell | August 28, 2014

The worldwide struggle for freedom and democracy faces enormous challenges today. Despite the promise of the United States government to support that struggle wherever it can, the Obama administration is not standing tall on the world stage.

Cal Thomas | August 28, 2014

"The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." -- Scottish poet Robert Burns, "To a Mouse" (1786)

Debra J. Saunders | August 28, 2014

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon charged the aunt of a 2-year-old killed by a hit-and-run driver with felony child endangerment. Loyresha Gage, 25, didn't run over her niece Mi'yana Gregory as the toddler stood alone in a crosswalk after 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 15; an unknown hit-and-run driver hit the child. Yet it is Gage who has been charged with a felony. If convicted, she faces years in prison.

Matt Towery | August 28, 2014

If memory serves me, I have to write some variation of this column every election cycle.

Austin Bay | August 28, 2014

In August 1939 -- 75 years ago this week -- Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin signed the Hitler-Stalin Pact. In the wake of the Russo-German alliance, newspaper wits coined the term "ComunNazi." Communist-Nazi. Yes, "red" and "brown" entwined as the dictatorships they are.

Emmett Tyrrell | August 28, 2014

WASHINGTON -- Immediately after his telephone call consoling the Foley family on their son's grisly murder at the hands of Islamofascists, President Barack Obama took a powder.

Steve Chapman | August 28, 2014

In fighting disease, aggressive action is not always advisable. Two years ago a federal panel recommended against routine use of a test for prostate cancer because it carries "a very small potential benefit and significant potential harms." Some men get false positives, and many true positives lead to risky surgery for cancers that grow so slowly as to pose no threat.

Rebecca Hagelin | August 28, 2014

With free education offered in every town in the United States, a plethora of teachers who seem to be more than willing to take a role of authority in place of parents, and the convenience of sending our children to someone else to educate them, many parents have relinquished their role as the primary director of their childrens education. Our kids spend more awake time in schoolrooms during their formative years than just about any other place. But it seems that most parents dont have a clue what their children are being taught.

Jerry Newcombe | August 28, 2014

Earlier this year, an event happened that did not receive wide notice. The last of the Von Trapp Family Singers, the last of the children---the real ones---died.

Ransom Notes Radio | August 28, 2014

Given the chaos in the Middle East, and the domestic policy failures weve seen under Obama, theres really only one question: Is his golf game getting any better? Gayle Trotter joined the show to discuss.

Night Watch | August 28, 2014

As for the ceasefire, it appears to match what the Israelis decided last week. Israel will keep it as long as Hamas does. It will retaliate against Gaza for mortar and rocket fire and recycle the ceasefire until the next breach by the Palestinians, if one occurs.

Charles Payne | August 28, 2014

Socialism is a losing policy as it stops economies from growing. It also makes people lazy. The (2013) front cover of Le Point magazine translated to English reads in part, Are the French Lazy?

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 28, 2014

Since Ive been in Washington for nearly three decades, Im used to foolish demagoguery. But the lefts reaction to corporate inversions takes political rhetoric to a new level of dishonesty.

Mike Shedlock | August 28, 2014

If Nicholas Sarkozy won the last presidential election instead of Francois Hollande, there would be no investigation. Is Lagarde guilty of anything?

Political Calculations | August 28, 2014

In the map, the Tax Foundation has adjusted the value of $100 according to its spending power in each state, or rather, for each state's relative purchasing power parity, and in doing so, has shown that 100 U.S. dollars is not worth the same in each state in terms of how much of a defined basket of goods and services that it can buy.

David Williams | August 28, 2014

Most people don't associate the concept of restraint with a federal government that's spending taxpayer dollars at a rate of $7 million a minute and passing so many new regulations that the Code of Federal Regulations is now over 175,000 pages, and growing.

Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Ann Coulter | August 27, 2014

As the story of Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown begins to look less clear-cut than we were led to believe by Brown's friend, Dorian Johnson, the "voices of oppression" on MSNBC now say the real issue is that there aren't enough blacks on the Ferguson police force.

Paul Greenberg | August 27, 2014

Ebola isn't the only plague in this troubled world.

Rachel Marsden | August 27, 2014

It should have been a no-brainer for the U.S. and Russia to cooperate to fight Islamic radicals in the Middle East. But even if you place the high-jump bar on the ground, some people will still manage to trip over it -- then insist on going back and tripping over it again.

Carly Fiorina | August 27, 2014

This week is a true cause for celebration: the 19th Amendment was formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution 94 years ago, which granted women the right to vote. I am so thankful to live in a country that acknowledges the very firm, intelligent, and active voice and contributions of women.

Jennifer Stefano | August 27, 2014

Imagine a world without pain, without joy, without love, without hatred. It sounds like a utopian ideal, but what if this vision came at the expense of the freedom to choose, in pursuit of a society that prioritizes equality of outcomes?

Megan Toombs | August 27, 2014

Tom Steyer is perpetually in the newspromising to raise $100 million to fight climate skeptics in this campaign cycle.

Wayne Allyn Root | August 27, 2014

Damn the facts. President Obama and Attorney General Holder are railroading an innocent police officer to fit their narrative of racism in America. The President needs an indictment and conviction to please his last remaining group of supporters - black Americans. Remember polls show that Obama is now considered the worst president since WWII- lower rated than even Nixon or Carter. Yet in the last election Obama received 93% of black votes.

Michelle Malkin | August 27, 2014

Harry Reid is a bigoted Beltway corruptocrat with an interminable case of diarrhea of the mouth.

John Stossel | August 27, 2014

Thanks, Environmental Protection Agency! You've required sewage treatment plants, catalytic converters on cars and other things that made the world cleaner than the world in which I grew up. Good work.

Walter E. Williams | August 27, 2014

Though racial discrimination exists, it is nowhere near the barrier it once was. The relevant question is: How much of what we see today can be explained by racial discrimination?

Dr. Ben Carson | August 27, 2014

The international spotlight has recently been shining on Ferguson, Mo., after an 18-year-old black man was fatally shot by a white police officer.

Brent Bozell | August 27, 2014

In some prominent corners of the liberal media, the grousing has begun about President Obama's habit of hitting the golf course during crises without any concern for looking cavalier.

Jonah Goldberg | August 27, 2014

I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaeda and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil Dewar's," as in the blended Scotch. (This always made some of Bush's statements chuckle-worthy -- "We will not rest until we find the evil Dewar's!") I prefer single malts, but "evil" always seemed unduly harsh.

Carl Jackson | August 27, 2014

His thoughts are higher than our thoughts and his ways are higher than our ways. No, I'm not talking about Jesus Christ, but President Obama's perception of himself.

John Ransom | August 27, 2014

Like most Democrats, Harry Reid knows nothing about money. So he had to earn it the old fashioned way, through graft.

Bob Barr | August 27, 2014

Police officials in the beautiful and historic South Carolina city of Charleston have identified a major new public safety menace requiring their immediate attention.

Terry Jeffrey | August 27, 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Department of Transportation, published last week an "advanced notice of proposed rulemaking" on "vehicle-to-vehicle communications."

Todd Gaziano | August 27, 2014

"I'm just a bill. Yes, I'm only a bill. And I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill."

Ben Shapiro | August 27, 2014

The vast majority of Americans have never met Phil Weinberg.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | August 27, 2014

Can you imagine a television program airing in America that portrayed Muhammad as a foul-mouthed pothead? Given that earlier this year ABC canceled Alice in Arabiaa show about an Arab-American who goes to live with her grandparents in Saudi Arabiabecause CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations) complained that the show relied on stereotypes of Muslims, it seems highly unlikely. Yet Black Jesus the latest reminder that Christianity is the only major religion it is universally permissible to denigratebegan airing August 7 on Adult Swim.

Stephen Smoot | August 27, 2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel sounded the tocsin last week about ISIS, saying "they are beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology, a sophistication of ... military prowess. They are tremendously well-funded. This is beyond anything we've seen."

Donald Lambro | August 27, 2014

WASHINGTON - A bunch of economic numbers from the government this week, which should be taken with a large grain of salt, were expected to show the economy was doing much better in the past three months.

Jacob Sullum | August 27, 2014

Contrary to what you may have heard, the armored vehicles that appeared on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., during the unrest that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown did not come from the Pentagon. "Most of the stuff you are seeing in video coming out of Ferguson is not military," Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Defense Department's press secretary, told reporters last week. "The military is not the only source of tactical gear in this country."

John Kass | August 27, 2014

Boys, I'm hoping you can forgive us grown-ups for some of the nonsense coming out of our mouths after the Little League World Series.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | August 27, 2014

When kids first learn about addition, it can be very eye-opening. Numbers aren't just squiggles on a page; they have real meaning! So why not use this aha moment to give your kids a chance to do some practical addition and subtraction?

Bill Tatro | August 27, 2014

The velocity of money continues to confound the experts yet it equates to the 1930s. Currency devaluation continues to be the Central Banks main strategy yet it still is short of its goal.

Peter Morici | August 27, 2014

Burger Kings effort to acquire Tim Hortons, a Canadian purveyor of coffee and doughnuts, is a good business decision, but its choice to locate corporate headquarters north of the border would be the direct result of President Obamas anti-business tax policies.

Charles Payne | August 27, 2014

Are you one of those people thats been spooked out of this rally because you dont like the Presidents policies or the Federal Reserve? Well, I dont like them either, but I do enjoy eating, and I do want to send my kids to college.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 27, 2014

The Export-Import Bank is noxiously corrupt example of crony capitalism. It never should have been created. But thats something we could say about most government programs. So the real question is how to reverse the damage.

Mike Shedlock | August 27, 2014

I do not support a VAT, but as long as we are going to have taxes at all (and we are), then we need to make them as fair as possible. A broad-based consumption tax on everything but food and medicine would do exactly that.

Robert Knight | August 27, 2014

The race-baiters, which included the New Black Panther Party, succeeded in turning a tense situation into rioting and looting that elicited a police response in full military gear with rubber bullets. At least 30 people from several different states were among the 160 arrested.

Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Eric Peterson | August 26, 2014

There is perhaps no meal more synonymous with American cuisine than a hamburger, fries and an ice cold beverage. Fighting for the title of Americas Burger since its creation in by 1957, the Whooper has come to rival the Big Mac in American fast food lore. Yet this most American of products will soon be getting a new home, Canada.

Hugh Hewitt | August 26, 2014

Why was the GOP so deeply divided as to what course it ought to have pursued in the fall of 2013 when the issue of shutdown loomed?

Thomas Sowell | August 26, 2014

The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they are now arguing that heavily armed or aggressive police forces only inflame protesters and thus provoke violence.

Bob Owens | August 26, 2014

This is a fighting school, not a shooting school.

Ron Paul | August 26, 2014

America's attention recently turned away from the violence in Iraq and Gaza toward the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of Michael Brown. While all the facts surrounding the shooing have yet to come to light, the shock of seeing police using tear gas (a substance banned in warfare), and other military-style weapons against American citizens including journalists exercising their First Amendment rights, has started a much-needed debate on police militarization.

Chuck Norris | August 26, 2014

Last week, I built a case for how the Islamic State's monstrous brutalities include the summary killing of men, women and children, including by crucifixion. That was before the world heard of the beheading of courageous U.S. journalist James Foley, which demonstrated just how psychotic and cruel the Islamic State is.

John Hawkins | August 26, 2014

I feel sorry for Millennials. We are leaving them an almost insurmountable debt, an American Dream that seems tarnished, and chances are, they're not going to have it as good as their parents.

Michael Barone | August 26, 2014

"About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop." So supposedly said Elihu Root, New York lawyer and secretary of war and of state, and U.S. senator from 1909 to 1915.

David Limbaugh | August 26, 2014

One does not need to be Sun Tzu or George Patton to know that a nation must recognize an enemy before it can develop a strategy to defeat it. But one apparently does have to be someone other than President Barack Obama.

Mona Charen | August 26, 2014

The unsinkable Charles B. Rangel appeared on C-SPAN over the weekend. Why unsinkable? Well, the House of Representatives censured the New York Democrat in 2010 by a vote of 333 to 79 (when the body was still majority Democrat) for violating 11 ethics rules and "bringing discredit to the House." The New York Times called it a "staggering fall" for the senior Democrat. But fall-schmall, he's since been reelected and will retire at his leisure.

Ken Blackwell | August 26, 2014

Last fall the United States began, for the first time in almost 20 years, to produce more crude oil than it imported.

Cal Thomas | August 26, 2014

What about American cities? If ISIS attacks one or more U.S. cities, as it has threatened to do, what then? We can't bomb ourselves. How would we counter a nosedive in the stock market or the ensuing chaos and fear?

Dennis Prager | August 26, 2014

My father, Max Prager, died last week. Here are some thoughts on the death of a parent.

Pat Buchanan | August 26, 2014

The decisions that determined the fate of the great nations and empires that failed to survive the 20th century are well known.

Debra J. Saunders | August 26, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told the Asian Chamber of Commerce last week: "The Asian population is so productive. I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are." In remarks videotaped by the GOP group America Rising, Reid also joked that he has trouble keeping his "Wongs straight." Then followed this apology: "My comments were in extremely poor taste, and I apologize. Sometimes I say the wrong thing."

Debra J. Saunders | August 26, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told the Asian Chamber of Commerce last week: "The Asian population is so productive. I don't think you're smarter than anybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are." In remarks videotaped by the GOP group America Rising, Reid also joked that he has trouble keeping his "Wongs straight." Then followed this apology: "My comments were in extremely poor taste, and I apologize. Sometimes I say the wrong thing."

Paul Greenberg | August 26, 2014

The on-again, off-again war in Gaza and Israel is on again, with a massive barrage of rockets fired at whatever targets Hamas can hope to reach in the Jewish state -- Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, anything and everything in between. The Israelis then strike back with an air assault that, by all signs, will be followed by their next land invasion of the Gaza Strip, their third of the decade. Or maybe fourth or fifth. It's not easy to keep count.

Phyllis Schlafly | August 26, 2014

After President Obama in his 2013 State of the Union address called for a new federal entitlement for taxpayer-funded free preschool or pre-K for all 4-year-olds, we thought his idea would be quickly discredited, not only by its enormous cost, but even more importantly by the overwhelming weight of research proving the lack of any long-term benefit from such programs.

Michael Brown | August 26, 2014

In recent interviews recorded for the English-speaking world, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has sought to present a less radical side of Hamas, one that is unworthy of the terrorist moniker.

Bill Murchison | August 26, 2014

The modern world has greater, more terrible problems than the Scottish independence movement. But the movement's -- well -- movement helps show why some of our problems are the size they are.

Ransom Notes Radio | August 26, 2014

Its not entirely unreasonable The left doesnt like free markets because they cant compete. Conn Carroll, managing editor of Townhall Magazine, joined the show to talk to John about the lefts disdain for free market solutions.

Peter Morici | August 26, 2014

Stocks trading near record highs are again striking fear into investors with fresh memories of the financial crisis, but prospects for the U.S. economy are looking up and equities remain a good bet for ordinary investors.

Charles Payne | August 26, 2014

With so much going on around the world, the recent shooting exchange between the troops of India and Pakistan forces in the disputed Kashmir region may have gone unnoticed. According to reports, two people from both sides died in the latest round of trouble.

Tom Purcell | August 26, 2014

Did you ever have a week in which you had an impossible amount of work to complete, yet somehow got it done?

Armstrong Williams | August 26, 2014

With all the pain and ongoing chaos in Ferguson, we seem to have forgotten the thousands of shootings that take place on a daily basis all throughout this nation.

Ryan Bomberger | August 26, 2014

Before this politically fiery August comes to an end, its significance in civil rights history must be highlighted. It marks the 49th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Ralph Benko | August 26, 2014

A gold-based international monetary order called out, however, to be mended not ended. Nixon ended it.

Hamid Yazdan Panah | August 26, 2014

This August marks the 26th anniversary of the massacre of thousands of tens of thousands of political prisoners by the Iranian regime in 1988. The shock and terror inflicted on the Iranian nation when this manifest case of crime against humanity, perpetrated in a spate of a few months, went unnoticed in the international sphere, and unresolved in the Iranian psyche. The legacy of this carnage has resulted in the survival of a despotic regime, and the stunted growth of a nation.

Jack Kerwick | August 26, 2014

A line that has become all too common in some libertarian circles is that the key problem, or even a problem, in Ferguson, Missouri is a problem facing the rest of the nation.

Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Rich Galen | August 25, 2014

The Washington Post runs a little item every Friday entitled: "Who Had the Worst Week in Washington?"

Ashley Pratte | August 25, 2014

In the weeks after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri there has been a slew of discussions over the events that happened.

Kurt Schlichter | August 25, 2014

What is the alternative to the rule of law? We may be on the verge of re-learning that ancient lesson the hard way.Of course, those of us who is served in places where there was no law, where leftists and other aspiring totalitarians ignored the rules and norms of civil society, already know.

Star Parker | August 25, 2014

Tragedies, like what we are now witnessing in Ferguson, bring national attention to the ongoing, self-perpetuating realities of poverty and crime in these ghettos, and the liberals turn the discussion immediately to race rather than policies.

Mike Adams | August 25, 2014

Something is just not right with me. In fact, Im downright rude. I have a tendency to crash protests even though no one invited me.

Katie Kieffer | August 25, 2014

Semper Fi, Sgt. Robert Richards. Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.

Terry Paulson | August 25, 2014

As coverage of the racial crisis [in Ferguson] continues, I'm saddened by how far we've strayed from the values that have made America what it is. One such core American value is E Pluribus Unumout of many one. From our beginning, out of the mix of races and cultures our melting pot has worked to forge one people. We've called ourselves Americans. We may celebrate our unique nationalities, but we're still Americans first.

Rachel Alexander | August 25, 2014

The country is reeling - especially within the political realm - over the gross abuse of power demonstrated in the indictment of popular Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Matt Barber | August 25, 2014

Weve all heard this phrase: You know who you are! Its an expression typically levied in the context of some corrective admonition, intended for some person or persons, busy about some misbehavior.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 25, 2014

Politicians will never want to hear this message, but government spending undermines economic performance by diverting resources from the the economys productive sector.

Jack Kerwick | August 25, 2014

In the wake of the shooting death of a young black man by a white Ferguson, Missouri police officer, it is to no ones surprise that the usual suspects on the left are screaming racism from the rooftops.

Larry Kudlow | August 25, 2014

ll this sounds suspiciously like the housing version of the ACORN electioneering operations. In other words, community organizers. In other words, left-wing groups who had absolutely nothing to do with the credit crisis.

Luis Barrueto | August 25, 2014

Having grown up in Guatemala, Ive witnessed my countrys dramatic increase in crime due to the War on Drugs first hand. For most of my life, drug cartels used Guatemala as a natural pitstop for their smuggling routes. Unattended regions in the north provided the perfect space to refuel their vehicles and airplanes before transporting their products to major consumers in the north like the United States. This route had remained the same since the beginning of the Drug War, but recent developments over the past ten years has diverted even more narcotics and violence to my back yard, highlighting the need for reform in Mexico and the US.

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Roger Stone | August 24, 2014

No American President had a more tortured relationship with television than Richard Nixon. As a Vice Presidential candidate Nixon salvaged his career with the televised Checkers speech to defend himself from charges of corruption. His poor appearance in the first 1960 debate with John Kennedy is credited with losing him that close election.

John Ransom | August 24, 2014

The only crime that I see in this case is that a liberal DA got busted for drunk driving and somehow still has a job and a paycheck. Typical liberal. And if THATS not political, I dont know what is.

Jeff Jacoby | August 24, 2014

SCARCELY HAD ISIS posted its video showing the grisly beheading of American journalist James Foley than the rush to stifle it began.

Derek Hunter | August 24, 2014

In every cartoon Ive seen with an ostrich, there comes a scene where it gets scared and buries its head in the sand. Ostriches dont do this in real life, but it came to symbolize, in cartoons at least, the concept of thinking something bad will go away if you simply ignore it.

Doug Giles | August 24, 2014

If TJ is in heaven right now, and hes able to peer through some celestial portal and behold the BS Barack has saddled this nation with -- a country, by the way, that Jefferson labored to make independent from tyrants -- then I would bet that Thomas is more ticked than a boar that just had its balls clipped.

Debra J. Saunders | August 24, 2014

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced Tuesday that the San Francisco ride-matching company had hired David Plouffe, the campaign manager for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, as a senior vice president/campaign manager.

Bruce Bialosky | August 24, 2014

Our President may be a well-educated and a very smart guy, but he seems to have skipped out on his world history classes. He certainly would have learned the absolutely true saying that history repeats itself. He would also know that any dithering with ISIS will only cause us more pain and lost lives in the future.

Paul Jacob | August 24, 2014

I am still not very confident about what really happened regarding the shooting of Mr. Brown on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.

Kevin McCullough | August 24, 2014

his summer of unusually heavy news has revealed some stark truths. Ugly truths that bother me deeply as someone who is mortally concerned that everything around us is headed in the wrong direction.

Michael Schaus | August 24, 2014

Unconfirmed reports of Michael Bloomberg weeping with joy have been trickling in since the CDC decided to out-nanny the former NYC Mayor, and ban smoking at every private business in America.

Daniel J. Mitchell | August 24, 2014

So why is the ostensibly right-of-center government of Australia copying Obamas class warfare tax policy? Beats me, though Im told its because the politicians in Canberra (the nations capital) think this will appease the left and show fairness.

Mike Shedlock | August 24, 2014

As a result of Obamacare Medicaid expansion coupled with means-tested Obamacare assistance, I estimate welfare rolls expanded from 35.4% of the population in 2012 to about 40% in 2014.

Nick Sorrentino | August 24, 2014

Hows this for a depressing passage: Theres just a lot more regulation going on, Zelizer said. Theres a lot of intersection between the economy and Washington.

Political Calculations | August 24, 2014

During the December 2007-June 2009 recession, the number of jobs at the margins of the U.S. economy increased significantly through the period of major job loss ending in December 2009, even though total employment and the number of Americans employed by non-farm establishments fell.