Commentary

Fr. Frank Pavone | August 28, 2014 | 11:45 AM
"Indeed, it is the church’s right and obligation to make its teachings on moral ideas known, as long as these teachings do not run afoul of the rules on political activity."
Hans von Spakovsky | August 28, 2014 | 10:11 AM
Events keep happening in the IRS scandal that are upsetting the usual norm, and the latest is more news about the destruction by the IRS of possible evidence in the case.
Steven P. Bucci | August 28, 2014 | 9:48 AM
ISIS is not just the terror group de jour. They are a hugely successful movement with an apocalyptic, nihilistic philosophy. When they say “convert, join us, or die”, they not only mean it, but they follow through with horrific effect.
Rich Galen | August 28, 2014 | 5:46 AM
As the August recess draws to a close, and the traditional election season begins post-Labor Day, let's take a look at what others think might happen later this fall.
Ben Shapiro | August 28, 2014 | 5:42 AM
The vast majority of Americans have never met Phil Weinberg. But that isn't because he's unimportant.
Romina Boccia | August 27, 2014 | 5:23 PM
While many reports will focus on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) 2014 deficit and economic forecast released today, a less-told story is what’s driving the growth in government spending over the next decade.
Nicolas Loris | August 27, 2014 | 4:06 PM
President Obama reportedly wants to go around our elected officials to implement climate change regulations that will drive up energy costs for Americans.
Ryan T. Anderson | August 27, 2014 | 10:33 AM
Is opposition to same-sex marriage at all like opposition to interracial marriage?
Hans Bader | August 27, 2014 | 10:18 AM
It’s not the government’s role to rule to declare ideas “false or misleading.” Under the First Amendment, there’s “no such thing as a false idea,” according to the Supreme Court’s decision in Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc. (1974).
Helle Dale | August 27, 2014 | 9:46 AM
With terrorists running rampant in Iraq and Russian convoys violating Ukrainian borders, the U.S. State Department is fussing over a new unnerving threat: its own diplomats taking the “Ice Bucket challenge.”
Michelle Malkin | August 27, 2014 | 6:34 AM
Mocking Asian names is a hanging offense if you're a Republican pol or conservative talk-show host. But it's just a meaningless gaffe by "diversity's" best friend when you're Democratic Senate Majority Leader.
L. Brent Bozell III | August 27, 2014 | 6:30 AM
If picking on vacation optics is cheap "politics-as-usual," then journalists should look at themselves as serial offenders, at least when the president's a Republican.
Terence P. Jeffrey | August 27, 2014 | 4:17 AM
The new automobile technology the federal government is now planning to mandate can be used for good or ill. As vehicles become fully automated, and the people in them no longer have absolute control over the vehicle's movements, a key question will be: Who does?
Hans Bader | August 26, 2014 | 2:45 PM
Earlier, we discussed President Obama’s recent Executive Order 13,673, which “will allow trial lawyers to extort larger settlements from companies, and enable bureaucratic agencies to extract costly settlements over conduct that may have been perfectly legal.”
Derrick Morgan | August 26, 2014 | 2:08 PM
Press reports indicate that President Obama plans to issue an order that will effectively legalize millions of illegal aliens. Doing so would be unjust, costly and will encourage more illegal immigration.
Lynne Marie Kohm | August 26, 2014 | 11:53 AM
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the European Convention on Human Rights does not require nations to recognize same-sex marriage.
Charlie Daniels | August 26, 2014 | 11:24 AM
The words “public service” are misnomers when applied to present day politicians. It’s no longer about service to the country but service to self, party, ideology and greed.
Mary Kay Barton | August 26, 2014 | 11:12 AM
The wind business abroad has taken a huge hit of late. European countries have begun slashing renewable mandates, due to the ever-broadening realization that renewables cost far more than industrial wind proponents have led people to believe: economically, environmentally, technically, and civilly.
Hans von Spakovsky | August 26, 2014 | 10:59 AM
In its latest assault on the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration is proposing to recognize so-called “Native” Hawaiians as an Indian tribe entitled to separate and become an independent sovereign and to “reestablish” a “government-to-government relationship between the United State and the Native Hawaiian community.”
Lindsey Burke | August 26, 2014 | 9:31 AM
Charter schools, which are public schools that are independently managed and operated, have grown in popularity in recent years. Part of that popularity may be due to the schools’ productivity and ability to improve learning outcomes on a more limited budget than traditional public schools enjoy.

Syndicated Columns

August 28, 2014
The vast majority of Americans have never met Phil Weinberg. But that isn't because he's unimportant.
August 28, 2014
As the August recess draws to a close, and the traditional election season begins post-Labor Day, let's take a look at what others think might happen later this fall.
August 27, 2014
The new automobile technology the federal government is now planning to mandate can be used for good or ill. As vehicles become fully automated, and the people in them no longer have absolute control over the vehicle's movements, a key question will be: Who does?
August 27, 2014
If picking on vacation optics is cheap "politics-as-usual," then journalists should look at themselves as serial offenders, at least when the president's a Republican.
August 27, 2014
If picking on vacation optics is cheap "politics-as-usual," then journalists should look at themselves as serial offenders, at least when the president's a Republican.
August 27, 2014
Mocking Asian names is a hanging offense if you're a Republican pol or conservative talk-show host. But it's just a meaningless gaffe by "diversity's" best friend when you're Democratic Senate Majority Leader.
August 26, 2014
George H. W. Bush made an ally of Hafez al-Assad in Desert Storm. Why not make an ally of his son against ISIS?
August 26, 2014
He is highly proficient at campaigning, community organizing, partisan agitating and ordering underlings to carry out his agenda, but he is psychologically incapable of attending to the details himself and appears to have no interest in actual governance beyond setting his statist goals and issuing his implementation orders.
August 26, 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?
August 25, 2014
Think about all the times you've said "I need a vacation after my vacation." Then think about Mr. Obama's week.