Commentary

Alex McFarland | April 17, 2015 | 1:37 PM
A new study by the Barna Group has found that atheism and agnosticism are being embraced by a growing percentage of young people. According to the study, “2015 State of Atheism in America” 20 years ago, 18 percent of skeptics were under the age of 30; today, the percentage is nearly double that, at 34 percent.
Daniel Mitchell | April 17, 2015 | 11:18 AM
Obama thinks he’s punishing the “rich,” but the rest of us are paying the price.
Kim Holmes | April 17, 2015 | 10:26 AM
A U.S. president reaches a nuclear agreement with a rogue state. He steps before the microphones and declares, “This is a good deal for the United States.” The pariah nation will, he continues, “freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program” and the “entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons.”
Rob Schwarzwalder | April 17, 2015 | 9:50 AM
Whenever I read such things as “Why the Founding Fathers Wouldn’t Have Been Anti-Vaxxers,” I cringe a bit. Not only are these rather desperate speculations, but they are supercilious: We know the things the Founders were for and against, and to infer from their stated convictions and known actions their allegiance to or antipathy toward a contemporary political issue trivializes these remarkable men and the causes for which they fought and, in some cases, died.
Patrick J. Buchanan | April 17, 2015 | 7:47 AM
"Could a U.S. response to Russia's action in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russia War?" This jolting question is raised by Graham Allison and Dimitri Simes in the cover article of The National Interest.
David Limbaugh | April 17, 2015 | 7:44 AM
When will more people speak up against these abuses? When will Obama's party, including its rank and file, demand law and order from the highest elected official in the land?
L. Brent Bozell III | April 17, 2015 | 7:41 AM
Father John Zuhlsdorf, a priest and blogger in Madison, Wisconsin, has arrived at a solution for all the lawsuits filed by homosexual activists against Christian florists, bakers, and other businesses. If gay couples want to force their lifestyle on others, it naturally follows that religious believers should push their beliefs more elaborately as well.
Jen Kuznicki | April 16, 2015 | 5:25 PM
An article in the Daily Mail reports that some scientists warn of a volcanic eruption that could destroy humanity, cause poisonous air and global darkness, killing people in the years after an eruption because of ash blocking the sun.
Dakota Wood | April 16, 2015 | 5:02 PM
Congress is at odds with the Obama administration over the framework for a proposed deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program.
Rob Natelson | April 16, 2015 | 1:35 PM
When two of the largest corporations in the world—Walmart and Apple Computer—pressured Indiana and Arkansas politicians not to adopt laws protecting religious freedom, did you hear any howls against “corporate lobbying” or “corporate money” or corporate meddling in politics?
Cara Sullivan | April 16, 2015 | 11:01 AM
Yesterday, individuals claiming to represent minimum wage employees staged protests in a number of cities to rally for a minimum wage of $15 per hour. Just one in a series of minimum wage protests over the past several years, yesterday’s activities necessitate an examination of the consequences of a minimum wage hike, particularly one as drastic as a jump to $15 per hour.
Pat Fagan | April 16, 2015 | 10:15 AM
CNN journalist Carol Costello recently interviewed Kent State University students about marriage. While the (heterosexual) students, both male and female, all looked forward to getting married, the interview highlighted their limited understanding on the impact marriage has on their own lives and on society. Thus, despite their own intentions, they seemed unsure of its importance for the future of children and society.
Ben Shapiro | April 16, 2015 | 8:26 AM
On Tuesday, CNN ran what should have been a puff piece in its travel section about the wonders of visiting Cuba. The title of the piece spelled out the angle: "Why you should travel to Cuba before it looks like everywhere else."
David Kreutzer | April 15, 2015 | 4:29 PM
Though environmental impact statement after environmental impact statement from his own Department of State concludes that the Keystone XL Pipeline would not have a significant environmental impact, President Obama said the impact “could be disastrous.”
Lynn Wardle | April 15, 2015 | 4:04 PM
Tax Day (April 15th) causes many citizens to complain about the bloating, excesses, waste and intrusiveness of the government of the United States of America. Certainly such grievances are not without some valid basis. But there are two sides to that coin. The other side is that the flaws, defects, failings, and abuses of our government reflect similar disorders and deficiencies in human nature. In other words, the government, like a mirror, reflects the qualities of the humans it serves, for better or for worse.
Caroline Baum | April 15, 2015 | 2:07 PM
Mention the word "taxes," and most people immediately think of how much money, or what percentage of their income, they pay to the government. If you mention the word on April 15, they are apt to offer many unprintable thoughts as well. But in general, people view the cost of taxes in terms of what they are required to fork over to the Internal Revenue Service every year at this time in addition to any quarterly estimated payments and payroll deductions.
Craig Shirley | April 15, 2015 | 11:55 AM
Lost amid the exaggerated romance of the French Resistance lies the truth of the Nazi occupation of France during World War II: Thousands of French people resisted the invaders; many paid with their lives. Yet it’s also true that of all the Nazi-occupied countries, only Vichy France was allowed self-rule. And five French divisions marched with the Germans against the Allies.
Curtis Dubay | April 15, 2015 | 11:31 AM
Ever since President Obama started running for president in 2007, there has been a debate about how much tax rich Americans pay and whether they should pay more.
Terence P. Jeffrey | April 15, 2015 | 4:58 AM
Why do married couples with kids have higher household incomes? Perhaps it is because they are not primarily driven by greed but something quite the opposite: a willingness to make sacrifices so their children may live better lives.
L. Brent Bozell III | April 15, 2015 | 4:49 AM
It is fair to say that Hillary Clinton is as liberal as Ted Cruz is conservative. This will explain why our so-called "objective" media are already treating Hillary as the Third Coming (Obama was No. 2) while Cruz merits hide-your-children alarms.

Syndicated Columns

April 17, 2015
Father John Zuhlsdorf, a priest and blogger in Madison, Wisconsin, has arrived at a solution for all the lawsuits filed by homosexual activists against Christian florists, bakers, and other businesses. If gay couples want to force their lifestyle on others, it naturally follows that religious believers should push their beliefs more elaborately as well.
April 17, 2015
Father John Zuhlsdorf, a priest and blogger in Madison, Wisconsin, has arrived at a solution for all the lawsuits filed by homosexual activists against Christian florists, bakers, and other businesses. If gay couples want to force their lifestyle on others, it naturally follows that religious believers should push their beliefs more elaborately as well.
April 17, 2015
When will more people speak up against these abuses? When will Obama's party, including its rank and file, demand law and order from the highest elected official in the land?
April 17, 2015
"Could a U.S. response to Russia's action in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russia War?" This jolting question is raised by Graham Allison and Dimitri Simes in the cover article of The National Interest.
April 16, 2015
On Tuesday, CNN ran what should have been a puff piece in its travel section about the wonders of visiting Cuba. The title of the piece spelled out the angle: "Why you should travel to Cuba before it looks like everywhere else."
April 15, 2015
Why do married couples with kids have higher household incomes? Perhaps it is because they are not primarily driven by greed but something quite the opposite: a willingness to make sacrifices so their children may live better lives.
April 15, 2015
It is fair to say that Hillary Clinton is as liberal as Ted Cruz is conservative. This will explain why our so-called "objective" media are already treating Hillary as the Third Coming (Obama was No. 2) while Cruz merits hide-your-children alarms.
April 15, 2015
It is fair to say that Hillary Clinton is as liberal as Ted Cruz is conservative. This will explain why our so-called "objective" media are already treating Hillary as the Third Coming (Obama was No. 2) while Cruz merits hide-your-children alarms.
April 15, 2015
Last week, the progressive princess celebrity joined the "SNAP challenge," where bleeding hearts play "poor" by subsisting on a faux welfare budget for one week. It's basically the ice bucket challenge for bored Hollywood liberals and media-hungry Democratic politicians.
April 14, 2015
At the Summit of the Americas where he met with Raul Castro, the 83-year-old younger brother of Fidel, President Obama provided an insight into where he is taking us, and why: "The United States will not be imprisoned by the past — we're looking to the future. I'm not interested in having battles that frankly started before I was born."