Sat, Apr 19, 2008

Brian Fitzpatrick | April 19, 2008

Americans need to find out as much as they can about the candidates’ character, values and judgment, and the media are responsible for informing them. ABC has set a good example.

Michael Barone | April 19, 2008

Barack Obama seemed puzzled. Angrily puzzled. The apostle of hope seemed flummoxed by the audacity of the question.

Paul Driessen | April 19, 2008

America is in the throes of a major housing and financial downturn, soaring food and energy costs, rising unemployment and near recession.

Robert Novak | April 19, 2008

Friends of Sen. Chuck Hagel, the Senate's sharpest critic of President Bush's Iraq policy, say there is no chance he will endorse a Democrat for president this year.

Fri, Apr 18, 2008

Marvin Olasky | April 18, 2008

At commencement ceremonies next month and early in June, speakers orating about glorious vistas for graduates will encounter worried minds.

Kathryn Lopez | April 18, 2008

In the run-up to Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United States, there was a tremendous display of unseriousness at the National Press Club, followed by a sacrilege at a nearby Washington, D.C., church.

Amanda Carpenter | April 18, 2008

GOP presidential candidate John McCain released his 2006 and 2007 tax returns Friday, showing he earned more than $740,396 in the last two years combined---$45,261 of which comes from Social Security.

Rich Tucker | April 18, 2008

In the film “Gray Matters,” one of the minor characters discusses her love for Oprah Winfrey. “I think she is so great that she should start her own religion."

Rich Galen | April 18, 2008

On Wednesday night, Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama participated in their final debate before Tuesday's primary in Pennsylvania.

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | April 18, 2008

Wow, we really need a spring break this year. Simply a week without watching the presidential contenders debate, renounce or denounce something or someone would be a welcome respite.

John Hawkins | April 18, 2008

The biggest problem with liberalism is that much of it is based on incorrect assumptions about human nature, the government, and how the world works.

Brent Bozell | April 18, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI is in America and, like his predecessor, is about to be treated to curiously bipolar coverage at the hands of the American press.

Brent Bozell | April 18, 2008

Ben Stein's extraordinary presentation documents how the worlds of science and academia not only crush debate on the origins of life, but also crush the careers of professors who dare to question the Darwinian hypothesis of evolution and natural selection.

Jonah Goldberg | April 18, 2008

Every four years, we're told that this is the most important election since a caveman asked for a show of hands. So some skepticism seems warranted when we hear the same refrain this year.

David Limbaugh | April 18, 2008

The dirty little secret about Barack Obama's indictment of flyover country is that he said what liberals, including Hillary Clinton, believe.

Mona Charen | April 18, 2008

You jaded citizens may be bored silly by these seemingly endless candidate debates. But last night's encounter between the two Democrats was an entertainment milestone. I say give me more!

Oliver North | April 18, 2008

Carter's current sojourn in personal diplomacy is just his most recent foreign foray in post-presidential folly since being voted out of office in Ronald Reagan's 1980 landslide.

Pat Buchanan | April 18, 2008

Iran is conducting a proxy war against the United States in Iraq, declared Ambassador Ryan Crocker last week.

Diana West | April 18, 2008

Jimmy Carter has made all the wrong choices.

Linda Chavez | April 18, 2008

The Catholic Church in America has always been an immigrant church. No wonder that Pope Benedict XVI has given special attention in his first visit to the United States to the issue of immigrants.

Matt Towery | April 18, 2008

This column isn't going to read very profound or intellectual. And I'm sure others have written before what I'm writing again now. But read on, and let's have a little fun.

Paul Greenberg | April 18, 2008

Remember when Jimmy Carter was the country's bright, shining hope after Richard Nixon's reign of darkness and then the vague non-administration of Gerald Ford, the Great Pardoner?

Mike Gallagher | April 18, 2008

I just returned from San Angelo and Eldorado, Texas where I took my radio show to cover the bizarre story of the showdown between the State of Texas and the members of a peculiar polygamist sect.

Chuck Colson | April 18, 2008

A crowd of students was studying in a rabbinical seminary library in Jerusalem last month when a gunman opened fire.

Charles Krauthammer | April 18, 2008

During the first half-century of the nuclear age, safety lay in restricting the weaponry to major powers and keeping it out of the hands of rogue states.

Burt Prelutsky | April 18, 2008

The main reason is that those who write fiction tend to be people who write for a living, whereas the folks who crank out history books and biographies are very often those whose first love is research.

Kathleen Parker | April 18, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the U.S. has afforded the American media and others an opportunity to remind us that the Catholic Church is "out of step" with modern times.

Thu, Apr 17, 2008

Michael Reagan | April 17, 2008

In the sad case of the children caught up in the maelstrom of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints (FLDS) alleged child abuse matter, I tend to fall onto the church side in the separation of church and state.

Hugh Hewitt | April 17, 2008

Before we comment on the significance of Barack Obama's connection to William Ayers, the domestic terrorist from the '60s Weatherman Underground, let's get the facts of the connection out.

Rich Lowry | April 17, 2008

When President Bush and Pope Benedict XVI stood together on the White House lawn in a majestic welcoming ceremony.

Thor Tolo | April 17, 2008

On April 15th a major new study was released documenting the enormous economic cost in America caused by the breakdown of families.

Dr. Matthew Ladner | April 17, 2008

Startling statistics show that with abundant school choice and systemic education reform, Florida’s Hispanic students already eclipse the average.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | April 17, 2008

Barack Obama said the people in the small towns of Pennsylvania “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them”. He spoke aloud what many liberals think.

Donald Lambro | April 17, 2008

When ABC News anchor Charles Gibson questioned Barack Obama in the April 16 Democratic presidential candidates' debate about the plan to raise capital gains tax rates, he told Obama it would bring in less revenue, not more.

Richard H. Collins | April 17, 2008

Wednesday’s Democratic debate forced Hillary Clinton into yet another lie. No, this wasn’t one of her serial exaggerations about her time in the White House.

Janice Shaw Crouse | April 17, 2008

In a study released this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports record declines in the rates of teen pregnancies and abortions.

Amanda Carpenter | April 17, 2008

A senior art major at Yale will display blood samples from her multiple abortions brought on after artificially inseminating herself in an upcoming art show sponsored by the university.

Ross Mackenzie | April 17, 2008

If you believe President Bush’s severest critics, he lied about his reasons for going into Iraq.

Sandy Rios | April 17, 2008

I can understand why nearly three-quarters of U.S. Catholics say they approve of their new Pope, Benedict XVI.

Janet M. LaRue | April 17, 2008

CNN’s Campbell Brown and Newsweek editor Jon Meacham questioned Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on “issues of faith and compassion and how a president’s faith can affect us all.”

Cliff May | April 17, 2008

Let’s be fair to Jimmy Carter. Let’s suppose he isn’t indulging in egotistical grandstanding, and that he doesn’t harbor a deep-seated bias against Israel.

John McCaslin | April 17, 2008

Several readers wrote to us yesterday in praise of the U.S. Army Chorus after its stirring performance of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic."

Paul Weyrich | April 17, 2008

Last week the Senate passed H.R. 3221, its version of a bill to provide housing reform in the wake of the downturn in the market and the mortgage crisis.

Ann Coulter | April 17, 2008

One minute Obama was bowling in Pennsylvania with nice, ordinary people wearing "Beer Hunter" T-shirts, and the next thing you know, he was issuing a report on the

Victor Davis Hanson | April 17, 2008

It is only four months into 2008, but the presidential campaign -- already too long and nasty -- is still a long way from over. And the casualties are mounting.

Larry Elder | April 17, 2008

"Bitter," says Sen. Barack Obama, the man of hope and change, about those who live Pennsylvania, small towns and the Midwest.

Mike Adams | April 17, 2008

In a previous installation of this series, I criticized Sam Harris for lumping together “old world” and “new world” creationists.

Ken Blackwell | April 17, 2008

My February 14 column, was hijacked, altered, and circulated on the Internet by e-mail. I hear estimates that perhaps a few million people have now seen an altered version of my piece.

Cal Thomas | April 17, 2008

Beware when politicians talk about "compassion," especially when they hold a "Compassion Forum" to do it, which is what they did at the appropriately named Messiah College.

Suzanne Fields | April 17, 2008

John McCain skipped the forum on faith at Messiah College. That gave more time for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to spar with each other over who was holier than thou -- smart.

Rebecca Hagelin | April 17, 2008

Faced with media reports about the rising tide of foreclosures, it’s understandable that many Americans feel tempted to applaud federal action.

Robert Novak | April 17, 2008

The bad news last week for conservative Republican Rep. Mike Pence was private confirmation that his proposed law protecting journalists from runaway judges was opposed by President George W. Bush himself, not just inflexible Justice Department lawyers.

Emmett Tyrrell | April 17, 2008

In the 1980 presidential election, the American people did the best they could with President Jimmy Carter, given the limitations imposed on them by our Constitution:

Debra J. Saunders | April 17, 2008

Case closed. Lethal injection is not unconstitutional.

Wed, Apr 16, 2008

Amanda Carpenter | April 16, 2008

Questions about Hillary Clinton’s allegations about facing sniper fire in Bosnia and Barack Obama’s relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright loomed large at the Democratic presidential debate in Philadelphia Wednesday.

Amanda Carpenter | April 16, 2008

A reliable GOP aide informs Townhall that Senate Democrats are blocking a measure to commend Pope Benedict XVI because of “controversial” religious language used in the text of the resolution.

Larry Kudlow | April 16, 2008

Liberals are now saying the cost of the Iraq war has somehow undermined the economy -- even caused the current slowdown.

Jerry Bowyer | April 16, 2008

As a Pennsylvania voter, I’m particularly fascinated by the identity politics that I see playing out every day before my eyes.

Amanda Carpenter | April 16, 2008

It’s been nearly two months since Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have squared off one-on-one and there’ll be lots of opportunity for the two to attack each other this evening.

Amanda Carpenter | April 16, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI applauded the United States for preserving religion and freedom in a historic speech on the White House South Lawn Wednesday morning.

John McCaslin | April 16, 2008

Inside the Beltway overheard one CBS News veteran in Washington, who shall remain nameless, refer to the network's struggling anchor Katie Couric as a "lame duck."

Rich Galen | April 16, 2008

"Virtue, Liberty, and Independence" is the motto of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Pretty good motto. Pretty good state.

Michael Medved | April 16, 2008

Would the establishment of a new cabinet level “Department of Poverty” enable the government to cure, finally, the frustrations and hardships of America’s poor?

Thomas Sowell | April 16, 2008

The latest political crusade is the crusade to replace ordinary light bulbs with the new CFL light bulb that is supposed to save electricity.

Michelle Malkin | April 16, 2008

The odor of elitism is like onion breath: It's quick to acquire, hard to mask. Try as he might, Barack Obama cannot camouflage the political stink he exhaled when he dissed small-town Americans.

John Stossel | April 16, 2008

I'm against a system that can encourage lawyers to enrich themselves by manufacturing grievances and allows them to force even innocent companies to surrender big bucks in settlements because the cost of litigation is so great.

Walter E. Williams | April 16, 2008

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, pandering to anti-trade activists, suggest that should they become president, they will restrict trade agreements.

Jonah Goldberg | April 16, 2008

For a while now, the Obamaphiles have insisted that their candidate represents a profound break with the past.

Tony Blankley | April 16, 2008

The last months of a presidential administration are often dangerous. Presidents -- looking to their legacies -- go to desperate lengths to try to enhance their reputations for posterity.

Terry Jeffrey | April 16, 2008

We now know that there are at least two forms of religion that Barack Obama does not believe in...

Debra J. Saunders | April 16, 2008

Howard Dean voiced the same condescending view of voters in 2003 when he said that Democrats had to stop letting the GOP woo voters on "guns, God, gays" and abortion.

Ben Shapiro | April 16, 2008

Jimmy Carter is an evil man. It is painful to label a past president of the United States as a force for darkness.

Austin Bay | April 16, 2008

My cornbread hobby isn't the only reason I watch the price of corn. Gauging Mexican political stability is another.

Paul Greenberg | April 16, 2008

One of the most dedicated, determined and talented American leaders was called to testify last week before the diverse collection of politicos known as the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Donald Lambro | April 16, 2008

Barack Obama's dark depiction of small-town voters as embittered by their economic circumstances revealed how he sees the American spirit.

Jacob Sullum | April 16, 2008

According to John Yoo, the president's powers under the Constitution are so broad that the Constitution itself cannot restrain them.

Kathleen Parker | April 16, 2008

Barack Obama seemed to have survived the blasphemous rants of his preacher and remained relatively untarnished by the perceived dissatisfactions of his privileged wife.

Tue, Apr 15, 2008

Mario Diaz | April 15, 2008

Last week, after being embarrassed in the press for not having confirmed any federal judges this year, Senate Democrats finally allowed one appellate court nominee.

Jon Sanders | April 15, 2008

If you are a politician and you favor federal support for ethanol and other biofuels, would you kindly stop telling voters you care for the poor?

Ira Mehlman | April 15, 2008

A segment of the political left seeks to transform America through immigration.

Mary Katharine Ham | April 15, 2008

Perhaps the greatest lesson to be learned by Democrats from this week’s “bitter” brouhaha is that when you get advice about how to hook rural, white, blue-collar voters from a guy named Mudcat, you’d best listen.

Dana Joel Gattuso | April 15, 2008

Congress doesn’t trust consumers to make the right decision when it comes to selecting the right source of energy.

Terry Paulson | April 15, 2008

When asked about those who disagreed with his views, Al Gore minimized the "few" whose "silly political games" aren't to be taken seriously.

Tim Walberg | April 15, 2008

Should America promote economic growth and job creation or raise taxes to destroy jobs and economic opportunity?

John McCaslin | April 15, 2008

We had to laugh at the remarks Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain prepared for delivery yesterday to the Associated Press' annual meeting in Washington.

Thomas Sowell | April 15, 2008

An e-mail from a reader said that, while Hillary Clinton tells lies, Barack Obama is himself a lie. That is becoming painfully apparent with each new revelation.

Chuck Norris | April 15, 2008

Who wasn't disgusted this past week by the senseless beating of a Florida teenage girl by six other teenage girls?

David Limbaugh | April 15, 2008

One of the silver linings of the mostly dismal presidential campaign has been that Democrats have finally come to see that the Clintons are pathological and ruthless power addicts.

Cal Thomas | April 15, 2008

We've heard about Barack Obama's hope from his bestselling book "The Audacity of Hope." Now we are getting a glimpse of his audacity.

Dennis Prager | April 15, 2008

I have identified as liberal all my life. How could I not? I was raised a Jew in New York City, where I did graduate work in the social sciences at Columbia University.

Pat Buchanan | April 15, 2008

It was said behind closed doors to the chablis-and-brie set of San Francisco, in response to a question as to why he was not doing better in that benighted and barbarous land they call Pennsylvania.

Bill Murchison | April 15, 2008

Here comes the Pope, whose disposition for bad news, one may hope, is a strong one, inasmuch as the U.S. media keep dishing out the bad tidings.

George Will | April 15, 2008

Barack Obama may be exactly what his supporters suppose him to be. Not, however, for reasons most Americans will celebrate.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | April 15, 2008

It's April and that means we're in the midst of National Financial Literacy Month. I decided to focus on one of the most basic components of personal finance: saving.

William Rusher | April 15, 2008

The California Court of Appeals judge who ruled recently that parents "do not have a constitutional right to home-school their children" probably thought the point was obvious.

Mon, Apr 14, 2008

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | April 14, 2008

For some reason, Republicans and Democrats rarely share their faith in common forums.

Roger Schlesinger | April 14, 2008

I believe that the market is offering everyone a unique opportunity while pessimism reigns.

Rich Lowry | April 14, 2008

Barack Obama was caught saying something he believes.

Kristen Fyfe | April 14, 2008

On the April 11 episode of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, self-admitted atheist Maher slandered Pope Benedict XVI in the name of comedy.

Bill Steigerwald | April 14, 2008

What's the total, long-term cost of the war in Iraq? It's probably a lot higher than you think, but try about $3 trillion.

Stephen Bird | April 14, 2008

March marked the 25th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s speech that launched the Strategic Defense Initiative program, one that hoped to create a defensive space shield from incoming nuclear missiles.

Matt Barber | April 14, 2008

There's a shakeup in the cult of neo-Darwinist pseudo-science, and that endearing, monotone high school teacher of “Ferris Bueller” fame is doing the shaking.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 14, 2008

Ever since former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton proclaimed that she and her husband were the victims of a "vast right-wing conspiracy," "conspiracy" has been the hot word used to ridicule your opponents.

Amanda Carpenter | April 14, 2008

GOP presidential candidate John McCain is betting his brand of “straight talk” will be more popular with moderates and independents who may be turned off by comments like those recently made by Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama.

Frank Gaffney | April 14, 2008

Jimmy Carter’s pathetic need for political rehabilitation following a presidency widely regarded as one of the worst in American history is once again making news.

John McCaslin | April 14, 2008

We overheard one Washington political observer suggest that whoever answers the phone at 3 a.m. come January, he or she will wait for the sun to rise and then put on a pot of coffee.

Rich Galen | April 14, 2008

Five years ago, the suggestion that the United States - or any other nation - would dare to send a female Ambassador to a Gulf State would have been laughable.

Jason Mattera | April 14, 2008

Campus liberals are unaccustomed to hearing conservative ideas in their echo chambers, so it’s not uncommon for them to become discomforted when hearing alternative opinions.

Suzanne Fields | April 14, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI is an odd man for our season. We hardly live in a religious age, or even in a time of minimal regard for concerns of the soul.

Paul Greenberg | April 14, 2008

Let a John Updike write rapturously about that "lyric little bandbox of a ball park" up in Boston called Fenway in one of his star turns ("Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu") for The New Yorker circa 1960.

Robert Novak | April 14, 2008

Immediately after Mark Penn resigned as Hillary Clinton's chief strategist a week ago, he was on the phone with at least two prominent Democrats to assure them that nothing had changed.

Dan Gainor | April 14, 2008

Pity poor Al Gore. The former presidential candidate has a trophy room Tiger Woods would envy.

Burt Prelutsky | April 14, 2008

When I tell liberals that I can’t figure them out, they tend to assume I’m owning up to my own intellectual shortcomings.

Mike Adams | April 14, 2008

Last week, during a speech at UNC-Chapel Hill, I asked students to invite Star Parker to their campus in 2009.

Ken Blackwell | April 14, 2008

Religion in American culture and politics re-enters the news this week in a big way with the visit of Pope Benedict XVI.

Dinesh D'Souza | April 14, 2008

The problem with evolution is not that it is unscientific but that it is routinely taught in textbooks and in the classroom in an atheist way.

Star Parker | April 14, 2008

Two recent studies show the complexity in assessing educational progress in our nation.

Sun, Apr 13, 2008

Jonathan Garthwaite | April 13, 2008

With Pope Benedict XVI visting Washington, DC this week, Townhall.com had the opportunity to talk to Patrick Reilly, president of the Cardinal Newman Society, an organization dedicated to renewing and strengthening Catholic identity at America’s 213 Catholic colleges and universities.

David Stokes | April 13, 2008

Attending a national conference on preaching here in the Washington, D.C. area this past week, I noted many references to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Austin Hill | April 13, 2008

Recycle products. Start a compost pile. Take the bus. Turn off the lights when you leave the room.

Steve Chapman | April 13, 2008

The government crackdown on airlines over alleged safety lapses fits a familiar storyline.

George Will | April 13, 2008

During presidential elections, when candidates postulate this or that "crisis" for which each is the indispensable and sufficient cure, economic hypochondria is encouraged.

Guy Benson | April 13, 2008

Barack Obama claims to be an agent of change who rejects the outmoded politics of personal destruction.

Salena Zito | April 13, 2008

Part of the equation that keeps Clinton confidently in this race is delegate math. Contrary to popular belief, not much separates a pledged delegate from a super-delegate; each can exercise free will and change his or her mind.

Forget about her claim to have dodged sniper’s bullets in Bosnia, or that she was named after Sir Edmund Hilary, or that she met a woman who was denied health care and died.

Paul Jacob | April 13, 2008

The best way to take politics out of the Olympics is for politicians to take themselves out of the Olympics. At least for starters.

Kevin McCullough | April 13, 2008

Barack Obama despises the institution of marriage. This assumption can be made on sound reasoning and easy logic. Anytime someone works to oppose something - it is assumed.

Ken Connor | April 13, 2008

Popular culture is blindly embracing science and ignoring legitimate moral concerns.