Commentary

Daniel Horowitz | January 30, 2015 | 5:11 PM
Fighting the farcical negations might not be popular with the foreign policy eggheads in Washington, but it would be embraced by the overwhelming majority of voters. It’s time for conservatives to seize control over the immoral appeasement of Iran and immediately put forth their own bill.
Kristan Hawkins | January 30, 2015 | 3:56 PM
Changing the culture to become a Culture of Life instead of one that devalues life is a challenge. Change has to happen in homes, on college and high school campuses, in the media, in work places and in government. Laws have to change to protect the most innocent among us – the preborn. Voting pro-life matters, and legislators who run on the pro-life message have an obligation to uphold those values when it comes to actually casting their votes.
Daniel Mitchell | January 30, 2015 | 10:33 AM
The Obama Administration has already announced a bunch of tax increases that will be part of the President’s soon-to-be-released budget.
Mark Mix | January 30, 2015 | 9:26 AM
After fighting school reform tooth-and-nail, union officials have belatedly embraced charter schools. Why the recent change of heart?
L. Brent Bozell III | January 30, 2015 | 5:20 AM
Politics should have nothing to do with the Academy Awards, but increasingly, that's not so. Hollywood is now regularly treading beyond "artistic excellence" and letting political overtones sway the outcome.
Michelle Malkin | January 30, 2015 | 5:19 AM
To call President Obama's Afghanistan policy a mess is a colossal understatement. To call it a coherent "policy," for that matter, is a gut-busting exaggeration. It's a bloody, incompetent and treacherous disaster.
Patrick J. Buchanan | January 30, 2015 | 5:18 AM
Trade promotion authority, or "fast track," is a synonym for Congress's surrender of all rights to amend trade treaties, and a commitment to confine itself to a yes or no vote on whatever deal Obama brings home.
David Limbaugh | January 30, 2015 | 5:05 AM
It is just like the Obama administration to twist its own mistreatment of Israel into an opportunity to slander Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer.
Salim Furth | January 29, 2015 | 1:37 PM
It is well-established in theory and practice that unemployment insurance increases unemployment. But by how much?
Ken Blackwell | January 29, 2015 | 1:05 PM
The 2014 midterm elections was one for the history books. When President Barack Obama said all of his policies were on the ballot, voters rushed to the voting booths to give Republicans an extraordinary landslide victory. And as we know now, one of the biggest motivating factors was Obama’s illegal executive actions on immigration policy.
Richard Kelsey | January 29, 2015 | 10:54 AM
Elections have consequences. Mr. Obama’s historic 2008 election and re-election in 2012 entitle him to choose the appointees he wants for the open positions in our government. In the case of Attorney General and most appointments, the senate must advise on and consent to those appointees. I have long held the belief that a president’s appointments should be confirmed if the individual is qualified. Subjecting a nominee to a political or philosophical litmus test is improper, in my view. After all, one should rightly expect that the elected president has the right to choose qualified individuals whose views and policy prescriptions are consistent with the President. To the winner goes the spoils.
Tony Perkins | January 29, 2015 | 10:09 AM
Federal judges may have the last word on marriage – but they won't have the final one. That's becoming abundantly clear in Alabama, the latest state to feel the sting of a runaway court invalidating the will of the people on marriage. In a letter to Governor Robert Bentley (R-Ala.), Chief Justice Roy Moore made that quite clear – explaining that this isn't an issue that the federal courts will resolve. Rather, he said, it "raises serious, legitimate concerns about the propriety of federal court jurisdiction over the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment."
Phil Kerpen | January 29, 2015 | 9:24 AM
President Obama’s EPA is executing a massive power play, attempting to coerce states into adopting draconian policies that would steeply increase the price of energy. States that don’t cooperate are being told they’ll have their federal highway funding cut off. That’s unconstitutional.
Ben Shapiro | January 29, 2015 | 9:23 AM
This is what happens to parties that lose their reason for being: They disintegrate. The modern Republican Party may be in serious danger of falling into that trap.
Lindsey Burke | January 28, 2015 | 5:00 PM
The Obama administration will soon propose raising taxes on middle-income families struggling to save for college—at a time when college costs are higher than they’ve ever been.
Twila Brase | January 28, 2015 | 3:41 PM
When Minnesota rang in the new year, the state also ushered in a new mandate requiring all health providers to utilize an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system that will share their patients’ private data with other entities and greatly impact the doctor-patient relationship.
Hans von Spakovsky | January 28, 2015 | 3:08 PM
In the midst of his recovery from a serious accident at his home in Nevada, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has gotten some more bad news: the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the felony conviction of Harvey Whittemore, a big financial supporter of the senator.
Ted Bromund | January 28, 2015 | 1:08 PM
Supposedly, the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, which took effect Christmas Eve, is no big deal. But people who work in the business of manufacturing, importing and exporting firearms are concerned about the treaty and what it means for them and their industry.
Kenneth Kopf | January 28, 2015 | 11:39 AM
While I usually try to give someone or something the benefit of a doubt, sometimes something just doesn’t seem “Ready for Primetime.” That may be the case for HR 399.
Judie Brown | January 28, 2015 | 10:00 AM
The life of a human being is something that should be treasured, valued and respected. Yet we don't see that in today's society when it comes to a tiny preborn baby, a terminally sick individual, an elderly person, or anyone deemed unworthy or unwanted. More often than not, these people are seen as expendable or "better off dead." We must change this twisted mindset.

Syndicated Columns

January 30, 2015
Politics should have nothing to do with the Academy Awards, but increasingly, that's not so. Hollywood is now regularly treading beyond "artistic excellence" and letting political overtones sway the outcome.
January 30, 2015
Politics should have nothing to do with the Academy Awards, but increasingly, that's not so. Hollywood is now regularly treading beyond "artistic excellence" and letting political overtones sway the outcome.
January 30, 2015
Trade promotion authority, or "fast track," is a synonym for Congress's surrender of all rights to amend trade treaties, and a commitment to confine itself to a yes or no vote on whatever deal Obama brings home.
January 30, 2015
To call President Obama's Afghanistan policy a mess is a colossal understatement. To call it a coherent "policy," for that matter, is a gut-busting exaggeration. It's a bloody, incompetent and treacherous disaster.
January 30, 2015
It is just like the Obama administration to twist its own mistreatment of Israel into an opportunity to slander Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer.
January 29, 2015
This is what happens to parties that lose their reason for being: They disintegrate. The modern Republican Party may be in serious danger of falling into that trap.
January 28, 2015
Politicians in both parties need to listen to the answer Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles gave to this question Saturday as he offered a requiem Mass for aborted babies.
January 28, 2015
Liberal journalists have made it perfectly clear over the years that only radical leftist protesters count.
January 28, 2015
Liberal journalists have made it perfectly clear over the years that only radical leftist protesters count.
January 28, 2015
The spring season of testing tyranny is about to hit the fan. Parents, do you object to the time being taken away from your kids' classroom learning? Are you alarmed by the intrusive data-sharing and data-mining? Are you opposed to the usurpation of local control by corporate testing giants and federal lobbyists?