Jonathan Garthwaite

Hillary, Obama, Murtha, Liberals, Iraq, Tim Hardaway, Guns and six-foot tall you-know-what's. That's what Townhall.com readers were talking about during the week that was -- Feb 18-24, 2007

#10. Hillary's Phony Coat of Armor
by Michelle Malkin
Look out: Hillary Clinton is pulling the armor cloak from her rhetorical closet again. As long as she pairs it with a skirt, Italian designer Donatella Versace approves. But for any leading presidential candidate with a shred of integrity, this political wardrobe malfunction goes in the "fashion don't" column.

#9. The top 9 reasons why a Democratic president can't handle the war on terrorism
by John Hawkins
While Bush Derangement Syndrome and raw political considerations certainly are part of the problem, you've got to understand that the modern Democratic Party is simply no longer capable of dealing with a conflict like the war on terrorism because of the weird ideological tics of liberalism.

#8. Nonsense Ideas
by Walter Williams
There are some ideas and feelings that sound plausible but given just a wee bit of thought can be shown to border on lunacy. Let's examine a few.

#7. Liberals Aren’t Very Good at Talk Radio
by Ken Blackwell
While liberals hold a virtual monopoly on broadcast television and print news, many on the left just can’t stomach the reality of a dominant conservative presence on talk radio. They want to give Mr. Franken and his pessimism and rage-filed talk radio comrades something they could not obtain on their own – market share.

#6. Priceless Politics: Part III
by Thomas Sowell
Senator Barack Obama recently said, "let's allow our unions and their organizers to lift up this country's middle class again." Ironically, he said it at a time when Detroit automakers have been laying off unionized workers by the tens of thousands, while Toyota has been hiring tens of thousands of non-union American automobile workers.

#5. Where Tim Hardaway Was Right
by Michael Medved
Recent comments by retired basketball star Tim (“I hate gay people”) Hardaway did serious damage to his image and career but also unwittingly raised serious cultural issues about sexuality and gender.

#4. Appalachian State’s six-foot monument to free speech
by Mike Adams
When one embarks upon a mission to eliminate speech codes from college campuses it’s tough to know where to start. Some codes ban speech that is merely “offensive.” Some ban speech that is “maligning.” Others ban speech that “challenges.” Imagine a college that guarantees a four year education without any fear of being challenged. It’s as easy as imagining a worthless college education.

#3. John Murtha: Caving in to Arabs Since 1980
by Ann Coulter
In case you missed the video on "I Love the '80s," Rep. Murtha was caught on tape negotiating bribes with Arab sheiks during the FBI's Abscam investigation in 1980. The Abscam investigation was conducted by Jimmy Carter's Justice Department, not right-wing Republicans.

#2. Priceless Politics
by Thomas Sowell
Are the taxpayers being asked to support municipal golf courses so that the poor and the downtrodden can play? Not bloody likely.

#1. Fourth Grader Settles Gun Control Debate: Details at 11:00
by Mike Adams
Despite a recent survey conducted by Dee Rowland, Chairwoman of the Gun Violence Prevention Center, I know that owning a gun is the best way to protect myself from criminal victimization. After all, Dee only surveyed one person – her nine year old grandson. I doubled her sample size by surveying two of my closest friends.


Jonathan Garthwaite

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