Jonathan Garthwaite

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing – Edmund Burke

Given the state of current events around the world, these words have hardly been more true. At we’ve been covering dozens of stories on a daily basis: the Israeli-Hezbollah fighting, Iran’s nuclear game of chicken, North Korea’s missile tests -- not to mention news at home as the 2006 political season heats up with 2008 not so far behind. Television shows, movies, and the music industry seem to be pushing the limits every day. What was once considered vulgar and obscene, is now commonplace. was created over a decade ago to give red-blooded, God-fearing, country-loving Americans a voice. Everyday we bring you strong voices articulating sound conservative values. Now we’ve added all sorts of new tools to the conservative workshop, but there’s one I really want you to take advantage of.

It’s time for you to finally start a blog.

The new has the space all set up and ready for you to start today.

You’ve been reading the site for years. You’ve probably counted on to give you the very best in conservative news and opinion every morning. Now you can write too. It’s all a part of the new Townhall’s attempt to make smart conservative readers into effective conservative activists. Many of you are already working hard to promote conservative ideas, and Townhall wants to give you all the tools you need and a place to share your views.

Starting a Townhall blog is the perfect opportunity to tell everyone else what YOU think.

And up to 1.5 million other readers are right around the corner waiting for you to post your thoughts on the Middle East, the Emmys, media bias, immigration reform -- you name it.

You’ll be blogging alongside some of your favorite conservative radio hosts including Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, and Dennis Prager.

You’ll be blogging alongside fellow readers from all over the country and globe. From readers right in the middle of the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict to stay-at-home parents to college professors and political activists.

In just a week, nearly 1,000 readers have started publishing their own opinions on

A decade ago, Americans were forced to just sit back and watch as pundits and politicians talked in circles. Now you’re back in the game and can make it easier.

Jonathan Garthwaite

Jonathan Garthwaite is General Manager of