Commentary

James Sherk | January 23, 2015 | 4:44 PM
President Obama talked at length about jobs, the minimum wage and salaries during his State of the Union speech. Here we look at some of his claims and whether they’re true or not.
Allen West | January 23, 2015 | 3:37 PM
I was taught in the military that the first quality of a leader is courage. In other words, a courageous leader knows how to identify problems and develop viable solutions. A courageous leader meets challenges head on and never takes credit for success – but always takes responsibility. Courageous leaders can instill confidence in others without uttering a word — their mere presence produces courage in those in their sphere of influence. Courageous leaders know who the enemy is and never cower away from a fight. They have the spirit of the lion, not the sheep.
James Phillips | January 23, 2015 | 2:50 PM
The ouster of Yemeni President Mansour Hadi on Thursday is a victory for al-Qaeda as well as Iran, and a major setback for U.S. counterterrorism policy.
Lynn Wardle | January 23, 2015 | 1:33 PM
January 22, 2015 marked the forty-second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, in which the Court interpreted the Constitution as mandating that all states must allow abortion-on-demand (until fetal viability). In so ruling, the Court instantly gave America the most radical pro-abortion law in the world. The unwritten “constitutional” right to choose abortion as mandated by the Supreme Court is virtually absolute. States cannot directly or indirectly impede access to abortion.
Star Parker | January 23, 2015 | 11:28 AM
This past week, following the nation’s celebration of the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the U.S. Supreme Court heard an important case related to landmark law enacted during the civil rights era – the Fair Housing Law of 1968.
David Limbaugh | January 23, 2015 | 6:54 AM
By one metric, Obama has been the most successful president in our history: He is well on his way to fundamentally transforming this nation — for the worse.
Patrick J. Buchanan | January 23, 2015 | 6:50 AM
The United States has no religion; we have an ideology — secular democracy. But the Muslim world rejects secularism and will use democracy to free itself of us and establish regimes that please Allah.
Michelle Malkin | January 23, 2015 | 6:46 AM
If the Obama administration exerted as much energy combating Yemeni jihadists as it did waging war on the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, the Yemen capital might still be standing.
L. Brent Bozell III | January 23, 2015 | 6:37 AM
"American Sniper" is now expected to surpass $200 million in ticket sales, demonstrating that the American public has a lot more gratitude for the sacrifices our troops make for freedom than the loudest mouths in Tinseltown.
Richard Kelsey | January 22, 2015 | 5:26 PM
There is no Constitutional right to abortion. There is no Constitutional prohibition to the right to abortion. At best, abortion is a legal question left for the states. Indeed, the founding principles of our republic repudiate the legality or legitimacy of abortion.
Phil Kerpen | January 22, 2015 | 5:01 PM
For decades conservatives have advocated scaling back the role of the federal government in transportation, yet the federal gas tax that was supposed to end in 1969 is still hanging around 46 years later. Fortunately, there is a feature of the current law that gives states the upper hand, and they should seize the opportunity to act.
Mark Mix | January 22, 2015 | 4:14 PM
Today, more than eight million Americans are employed by independent franchises. Franchises are typically small firms operating in sectors like fast food, car repair service, or tax preparation. In exchange for fees and royalties, franchisors like McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube and H & R Block furnish small business owners with uniforms and/or store designs and set quality standards. However, they’re rarely involved in deciding how large a franchise’s workforce is, how much employees are compensated, or how employees are hired and fired.
Zachary Enos | January 22, 2015 | 3:24 PM
It is not often that the Supreme Court makes headlines for a unanimous ruling. We usually hear about it when they rule 5-4 on some controversial dispute. But last Tuesday, all 9 justices joined together and ruled in unison on a major issue. What was that issue? It was religious freedom for prison inmates.
Hans Bader | January 22, 2015 | 2:54 PM
In his State of the Union Address, President Obama called for tax increases on the wealthy, such as by increasing the top tax rate on capital gains and dividends, and by imposing what is effectively double taxation on inheritances (by imposing both estate taxes and capital gains taxes on the very same asset). Obama also wants to tax the not-so-wealthy, such as taxing many college savings plans.
Kenneth Kopf | January 22, 2015 | 10:45 AM
The President’s State of the Union address last night was a major disappointment. He had the perfect opportunity to begin a new, positive dialog acknowledging that the majority of the United States demands a “new direction” for our country.
John-Henry Westen | January 22, 2015 | 10:11 AM
I remember vividly the August of 1993. I was part of a massive gathering of over half a million youth from all over North America in Denver, Colorado with Pope John Paul II. The saintly old Pope’s message was electrifying for us, but it held a rather startling prediction for America which many of us missed until we read it later: “Woe to you if you do not succeed in defending life" said the pontiff.
Ben Shapiro | January 22, 2015 | 7:36 AM
We are not a normal society any longer. We are a society of love. Love, we now believe, conquers all — including basic standards of morality.
Hadley Heath Manning | January 21, 2015 | 4:24 PM
President Obama has proposed making community college free for students, claiming that this move would expand opportunities for Americans and better train our workforce. Others have criticized the plan, pointing out that it will cost taxpayers and won't encourage colleges to be effective and efficient.
Tony Perkins | January 21, 2015 | 3:13 PM
In President Obama’s State of the Union Address President Obama used terms that Americans can identify with – family, values, faith and prosperity – but the policies he advocates undermine those very things.
Charlotte Florance | January 21, 2015 | 1:40 PM
Northeastern Nigeria continues to be rocked by terrorist attacks, and the lead-up to next month’s elections is complicating an already volatile situation.

Syndicated Columns

January 23, 2015
"American Sniper" is now expected to surpass $200 million in ticket sales, demonstrating that the American public has a lot more gratitude for the sacrifices our troops make for freedom than the loudest mouths in Tinseltown.
January 23, 2015
"American Sniper" is now expected to surpass $200 million in ticket sales, demonstrating that the American public has a lot more gratitude for the sacrifices our troops make for freedom than the loudest mouths in Tinseltown.
January 23, 2015
The United States has no religion; we have an ideology — secular democracy. But the Muslim world rejects secularism and will use democracy to free itself of us and establish regimes that please Allah.
January 23, 2015
If the Obama administration exerted as much energy combating Yemeni jihadists as it did waging war on the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, the Yemen capital might still be standing.
January 23, 2015
By one metric, Obama has been the most successful president in our history: He is well on his way to fundamentally transforming this nation — for the worse.
January 22, 2015
We are not a normal society any longer. We are a society of love. Love, we now believe, conquers all — including basic standards of morality.
January 21, 2015
From the liberal media's coverage of my beautiful adopted hometown, you'd think we live in a KKK-infested hotbed where every person of color fears for his or her life.
January 21, 2015
Perhaps if we started rolling back the welfare state — and reduced the burden of government on all families that rely on themselves and not the government — more mothers would choose to stay home even if that meant Obama and his ideological heirs would discriminate against them in the tax code.
January 20, 2015
Race relations today seem in some ways more poisonous than in 1965, when there were vast deposits of goodwill and LBJ easily pushed through the Voting Rights Act.
January 20, 2015
If we can't have a wholly unified Republican Party, can the GOP at least agree on some major issues that are essential to the Republican brand and, more importantly, help to get this country back on the right track?