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Howard Rich - Thu Feb 10

Have recent elections taught Republicans nothing? ... more

Ross Mackenzie - Thu Feb 3

The week has brought two potentially future-altering stories -- one out of Florida, the other out of the Middle East. ... more

Robert Knight - Tue Feb 1

Socialism – the abolishment of private property – sometimes advances at the point of a gun. At other times, it advances by co-opting the language of freedom. ... more

Debra J. Saunders - Tue Jan 18

Gary Johnson, former Republican governor of New Mexico and likely 2012 presidential candidate, is serious when he says he wants to end deficit spending. ... more

Elisabeth Meinecke - Mon Jan 10

In the halls of a congressional office building, right across from Nancy Pelosi’s representative office, first-time Rep. Todd Rokita is settling into his new workspace. ... more

Ken Connor - Sun Jan 9

An alarm has been sounded for Republicans who advocate big-government, abortion, gay marriage, and gun control: Take heed! The GOP is being taken over by (gasp!) actual conservatives! ... more

David Harsanyi - Sat Jan 8

Do those of you who cluster around urban areas have some hereditary aversion to limited government or fiscal conservatism? ... more

Emmett Tyrrell - Thu Jan 6

The modern tea party movement has no leader. It has no organization. Rep. Michele Bachmann tells us that an organization is in place, but it had better be awfully good. ... more

Ed Feulner - Wed Jan 5

It’s an exciting time for conservatives. Also a dangerous one. ... more

David Limbaugh - Tue Jan 4

The congressional Republicans' decision to read the Constitution aloud on the floor of Congress has forced some Constitution-contemptuous liberals further out of the closet, which is an instructive development to behold ... more

Cal Thomas - Tue Jan 4

The new House Republican leadership is smart to inaugurate their return to power by reading aloud the U.S. Constitution on the House floor ... more

Michelle Malkin - Fri Dec 31

Come rain or shine, wind, sleet or blizzard, Big Labor leaders always demonstrate perfect power-grabby timing when it comes to shafting taxpayers. ... more

Tony Blankley - Wed Dec 29

Don't believe all the Washington talk that President Obama had a great lame duck session and goes into the new year and the new 112th congress with the whip hand. Utter nonsense. ... more

Mona Charen - Fri Dec 24

It was always for our own good. It was always for a very good reason. It was always within the American tradition of this, that, or the other. ... more

Howard Rich - Thu Dec 23

At long last there are finally signs that the American Republic’s breakneck descent into full-blown socialist madness – which was fast approaching terminal velocity prior to November’s elections – could be leveling out. ... more

Andrew Tallman - Fri Dec 17

Where do you find the largest, most intrusive and liberty-violating form of government? ... more

Howard Rich - Thu Nov 18

Republicans looking for a modus operandi in Washington next year could do a lot worse than “give us gridlock.” ... more

Terry Jeffrey - Wed Nov 17

Examination of the actual voting records of professional politicians who called themselves "fiscal conservatives" invariably produced copious evidence they were anything but conservative. ... more

Pat Buchanan - Tue Nov 16

Other than being the highest-profile Republican victims of Tea Party candidates, what do Lisa Murkowski, Mike Castle, Charlie Crist and Arlen Specter have in common? ... more

Ken Connor - Sun Nov 14

With great power comes great responsibility.  When things go well, the person in power tends to get the credit, and when they go poorly, that same person will bear the brunt of the nation's outrage.  Nowhere does this maxim ring more true than in Washington, D.C, and this election cycle the American people sent a clear message to the party in power:  We reject your policies and your agenda, and we hold you responsible for the mess you've created. ... more

Carl Horowitz - Sat Nov 13

Timothy Pigford’s gift keeps on giving.  Taxpayers, unfortunately, aren’t likely to be in such a giving mood.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last month announced a $760 million settlement of a civil suit in which American Indian farmers and ranchers claimed discrimination at the hands of USDA program administrators.  The agreement follows similar out-of-court settlements this year with black and Hispanic plaintiff-farmers. ... more

Ken Blackwell - Sun Mar 21

The Supreme Court reversed their decision on a technicality, and recently, the Ninth Circuit got to try again. This time it ruled in favor of the Pledge. ... more

Star Parker - Mon Dec 1

Now that Democrats have won the White House and have widened their margin of control in Congress, does this signify that American voters have moved to the left? ... more