Commentary

Ken Blackwell | December 19, 2014 | 10:51 AM
“Obama gives the Castro regime in Cuba an undeserved bailout.” Was that a headline from Ronald Reagan’s favorite conservative weekly, Human Events? Or, perhaps a stiff rejoinder from the up-to-the-minute reporting of the Weekly Standard?
Rabbi Daniel Lapin | December 19, 2014 | 10:12 AM
Around the world, Jews greet the holiday of Chanukah by lighting one flame. On each successive night of this eight-day festival we add one additional flame, culminating on the eighth night with a fully lit eight-flame menorah.
Peter Sprigg | December 19, 2014 | 9:26 AM
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in a December 15 memorandum, asserted that "transgendered" persons should be given a special status under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
L. Brent Bozell III | December 19, 2014 | 5:33 AM
America doesn't look strong when foreign tyrants kill American movies. And our national media don't distinguish themselves by enabling the viciousness of our enemies.
Patrick J. Buchanan | December 19, 2014 | 5:23 AM
The celebrations in Havana and the sullen silence in Miami tell you all you need to know about who won this round with Castro's Cuba. In JFK's metaphor, Obama traded a horse for a rabbit.
David Limbaugh | December 19, 2014 | 5:21 AM
Do leftists even pretend to be intellectually open and behaviorally tolerant anymore? If they do, will anyone take them seriously?
Michelle Malkin | December 19, 2014 | 5:16 AM
Tall people of all colors (Mrs. Obama is 5-foot-11) often are prevailed upon to reach high on behalf of those of us who are vertically challenged. These are not odious "incidents" of racism between slaves and masters. They're matters of common courtesy between equals.
Phil Kerpen | December 18, 2014 | 3:20 PM
One of the most perverse consequences of the feverish backroom deals used to get Obamacare past the finish line was the funding formula for the law’s Medicaid expansion, which started with the infamous Cornhusker Kickback, a sweetheart deal for Nebraska alone to get 100 percent federal funding for Medicaid expansion that was used to get then-Senator Ben Nelson’s vote.
Sarah Torre | December 18, 2014 | 2:02 PM
Today, the Council of the District of Columbia will consider a bill that could force employers in the nation’s capital to cover elective abortions in their health plans and require even pro-life organizations to hire individuals who oppose their views on abortion.
Rachel Greszler | December 18, 2014 | 1:35 PM
A last-minute deal on pension reforms thrown into the $1.1 trillion CRomnibus passed by Congress over the weekend has some unions up in arms, while others had lobbied in support. Although far short of a cure-all, these reforms should reduce the chances of a taxpayer bailout.
Doug Bandow | December 18, 2014 | 11:42 AM
President Barack Obama used negotiations over a couple of imprisoned Americans to refashion the entire U.S.-Cuba relationship. He aims to reopen the embassy, relax trade and travel restrictions, and improve communication systems.
James M. Roberts | December 18, 2014 | 11:16 AM
President Barack Obama’s unilateral decision to normalize relations with Cuba and lift the U.S. embargo without the approval of Congress may play well on the international left and help the Castro regime to maintain control of the country, the economy, and all levers of power for years to come, but it will do nothing to improve the lives of ordinary Cubans.
Ben Shapiro | December 18, 2014 | 11:06 AM
In response to this Islamist terror attack on a civilian hub in the center of their city, Australians all over the country took action: They tweeted with the hashtag #illridewithyou.
H. Sterling Burnett | December 18, 2014 | 9:28 AM
The data may show Earth experienced its hottest year on record in 2014, but that would not be proof humans are causing global warming. It wouldn’t even prove the year was the hottest on record, or even particularly hot.
Steven P. Bucci | December 17, 2014 | 3:30 PM
Communications have been received saying that if “The Interview,” a Sony comedy about two journalists assigned to assassinate Kim Jong-Un, is shown, the theaters will be used for 9/11 style attacks, and that Sony should halt their plans for a Christmas Day release.
Daniel Mitchell | December 17, 2014 | 2:12 PM
With a simple and fair tax system, we could get rid of high tax rates that penalize productive behavior. We could eliminate the double taxation that discourages saving and investment. And we could wipe out the rat’s nest of deductions, credits, exemptions, preferences, exclusions, and other loopholes that bribe people into making economically unwise decisions.
Alden Abbott | December 17, 2014 | 11:47 AM
On Tuesday, in United States v. Juarez-Escobar, a federal district court in Pennsylvania held that President Obama’s Nov. 20 executive action on immigration, which affects millions of illegal aliens currently in the United States, violates the U.S. Constitution’s separation of powers.
Ken Blackwell | December 17, 2014 | 10:34 AM
This is the voice of Iran’s freedom front. It’s been said that Iran’s mullahs with a nuclear weapon is “1,000 times more deadly” even than ISIS. Please take the time to read President Rajavi’s response to my questions:
Rabbi Aryeh Spero | December 17, 2014 | 10:18 AM
Despite the partnership between the terrorist organizations Hamas and Fatah (the new name for Arafat’s PLO), some European nations are demanding that Israel immediately accede to the Hamas/Fatah demands or they will proceed in the UN to declare a Palestinian State and impose on Israel conditions that will not only strip her of her capital, Jerusalem, but place Israelis in instant jeopardy from rockets launched against her from this newly declared state abutting Israel. Like Gaza before, this newest Palestinian state will become a terrorist state and a proxy of Iran.
Terence P. Jeffrey | December 17, 2014 | 4:51 AM
What else will Obama get away with as president? Americans will be learning that for the next two years.

Syndicated Columns

December 19, 2014
America doesn't look strong when foreign tyrants kill American movies. And our national media don't distinguish themselves by enabling the viciousness of our enemies.
December 19, 2014
America doesn't look strong when foreign tyrants kill American movies. And our national media don't distinguish themselves by enabling the viciousness of our enemies.
December 19, 2014
The celebrations in Havana and the sullen silence in Miami tell you all you need to know about who won this round with Castro's Cuba. In JFK's metaphor, Obama traded a horse for a rabbit.
December 19, 2014
Tall people of all colors (Mrs. Obama is 5-foot-11) often are prevailed upon to reach high on behalf of those of us who are vertically challenged. These are not odious "incidents" of racism between slaves and masters. They're matters of common courtesy between equals.
December 19, 2014
Do leftists even pretend to be intellectually open and behaviorally tolerant anymore? If they do, will anyone take them seriously?
December 18, 2014
In response to this Islamist terror attack on a civilian hub in the center of their city, Australians all over the country took action: They tweeted with the hashtag #illridewithyou.
December 17, 2014
What else will Obama get away with as president? Americans will be learning that for the next two years.
December 17, 2014
Both Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren have shaken up the Senate over heavy spending and regulation. When Warren does it, she's promoted as a profile in courage, standing up for fairness. When Cruz does it, he's a selfish brat causing meltdowns.
December 17, 2014
Both Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren have shaken up the Senate over heavy spending and regulation. When Warren does it, she's promoted as a profile in courage, standing up for fairness. When Cruz does it, he's a selfish brat causing meltdowns.
December 17, 2014
Allow me to unite America's left, right and center in just three words: No, Jeb, No. Jeb Bush's agenda is the agenda of the D.C. headquarters of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which supports supports mass amnesty for cheap, illegal alien workers as well as Common Core.