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Frank Gaffney - Tue Aug 30

In recent weeks, we have been put on notice repeatedly: Absent a fundamental course correction, America will go the way of Europe and others before it, succumbing to an insidious totalitarian doctrine known as shariah whose purpose, in the words of its prime practitioners - the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) - is to "destroy Western civilization from within." ... more

Frank Gaffney - Thu Aug 11

As the nation mourns the loss in combat of thirty of its military heroes - including 22 members of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 - in Afghanistan over the weekend, the question inevitably occurs: What are we fighting for that justifies this latest among so much sacrifice in that distant, backwards and inhospitable land? ... more

Kathryn Lopez - Fri Jul 22

Michele Bachmann gives me a headache. But it's not the congresswoman herself who is to blame for the pain. It's so many of the stories about her. ... more

Larry Kudlow - Thu Jul 21

Now, there are glitches in this plan that cannot be overlooked. The biggest is the harsher treatment of capital gains. In a CNBC interview on Tuesday, Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., told me that the investment tax rate would rise to 20 percent from 15 percent. This is a black mark. It's anti-growth. Coburn, however, also told me that the tax treatment of IRAs and 401(k)s would not change in this plan. That's good. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Fri Jul 15

"Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced a complicated plan that would truly call Obama's fundamental bluff: that the White House honestly favors a courageous "grand bargain" that would make serious and steep cuts to entitlements in exchange for tax "revenue" increases (i.e., tax hikes)." ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Fri Jul 8

"In recent weeks, it seems that the White House has discovered that, barring an entirely unforeseen economic boom, the Reagan analogy is a non-starter for them." ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Fri Jul 1

"President Obama's core message in his Wednesday press conference, his first since March, could be found in his advice to Republicans. "You go talk to your constituents and ask them, 'Are you willing to compromise your kids' safety so some corporate-jet owner can get a tax break?'" ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Fri Jun 10

The idea behind the steady-state economy should be familiar to anyone who's heard the lament that capitalism is bad for the environment because it rapaciously consumes resources faster than they can be replaced. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Thu Jun 9

Washington is suddenly embroiled in one of its most time-honored traditions, a debate about the constitutionality of the War Powers Resolution, specifically how it should be applied to our efforts in Libya. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Wed Jun 8

The unemployment rate then was 9.5 percent. It's now 9.1 percent, well above the 8 percent cap that the administration advisors projected under the stimulus bill. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Wed Jun 1

Not that there is no racial animus against Obama. Of course there is. But is it significant? ... more

Kathryn Lopez - Thu May 26

Seventeen-year-old Scotty McCreery may have won "American Idol" singing wholesome country ditties, but playing in the background was a blues song older than the fresh-faced singer. ... more

Larry Kudlow - Thu May 5

The original post-9/11 goal was to kill bin Laden and wipe out al-Qaida. Now that we've killed bin Laden and dismantled so much of al-Qaida, do we really need to trudge through an even longer war in Afghanistan? ... more

Ross Mackenzie - Tue Apr 19

The catalyst for a career in writing may have been Miss Krenwinkel -- my 8th-grade teacher at Skokie School in Winnetka, Ill. Along about November, she informed my parents I would not be promoted to the vaunted New Trier High School unless I wrote more "compositions." ... more

Frank Gaffney - Tue Apr 19

The Muslim Brotherhood's mask is slipping in Egypt. Small "d" democrats there and elsewhere are alarmed by top Brotherhood officials who now aver openly what has been utterly predictable. ... more

Cliff May - Thu Apr 7

The so-called International Community has justified military intervention in Libya on humanitarian grounds: Col. Moammar Qaddafi was threatening mass murder in Benghazi. ... more

Timothy Riley - Thu Mar 10

Health care debates often focus on budget numbers or policy goals. Seldom do we hear how policy changes will affect actual patients. Take what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is doing with the late-stage cancer drug Avastin. ... more

Cliff May - Thu Mar 10

It is a fact -- not an opinion -- that al-Qaeda and similar groups are waging what they call a jihad against America, Israel and the West. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Wed Mar 9

And so now we enter the mopey phase of the GOP presidential contest. ... more

Diana West - Fri Feb 25

I almost forgot how the Pundit Right smacked down Glenn Beck over his wholly rational concern that out of Tahrir Square a new caliphate might arise in the Islamic world until I read William Kristol's op-ed this week. ... more

Diana West - Thu Feb 3

Americans must learn two concepts to better understand the political earthquake the United States is now pushing as President Obama gives his nod to "the Arab street," predominantly organized, it seems, by the Muslim Brotherhood, to force out an ally, Hosni Mubarak. ... more

David Harsanyi - Fri Jan 14

Wasn't it moving to see progressive tweetdom and punditry unite in the defense of Jewry -- in the Middle Ages? As a member of this most oppressed minority, I personally want to thank you. ... more

Thomas Sowell - Tue Jan 4

Dr. Victor Davis Hanson's quietly chilling article, "Two Californias," in National Review Online, ought to be read by every American who is concerned about where this country is headed. ... more

Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Thu Dec 30

The winner of the Republican presidential nomination will be the candidate who can best respond to the American people, who can listen to them and their concerns and provide leadership -- resulting in a candidate the voters will find more compelling the longer the campaign continues. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Fri Dec 10

Most theories for why the president came unglued like a papier-mache doll in a steam bath during his press conference this week center on the fact that he can't stand having his liberal bona fides questioned. ... more