9/11 Columns on Townhall

  • Jeff Jacoby - Smearing the Tea Party

    Smearing the Tea Party

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 8/3/2011 9:20:00 AM EST
    But there is a difference -- a sharp difference -- between disputing a view you reject and demonizing someone who holds that view as a murderous enemy. Liberals who loathe the Tea Party have every right to challenge it. But when, in an apoplectic frenzy, they defame its members as "terrorists," they go way too far, and debase only themselves.
  • Mike Adams - Dyspepsia and American Atheism

    Dyspepsia and American Atheism

    Mike Adams
    Posted: 8/1/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    So, in a nutshell, I think it’s time for American Atheists to start carrying their own crosses. And they should do it without the help of American judges.
  • Katie Kieffer - Rupert Murdoch Plays Fair

    Rupert Murdoch Plays Fair

    Katie Kieffer
    Posted: 7/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    When arch rivals like the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers go head-to-head, anything is fair game. Except cheating. Winning is the end-goal, but neither team will knowingly jeopardize its NFL standing.
  • Bill Nelson - Hey, Washington? Pay the Soldiers

    Hey, Washington? Pay the Soldiers

    Bill Nelson
    Posted: 7/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    But, if the players are not willing to reach an agreement, for whatever reason, the result is the same—anxiety at least, and unpaid soldiers at worst. Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, was recently quoted in Army Times saying: “When you’ve got forces in war who need to be focused on that mission—that is a great concern.”
  • Cal  Thomas - Glee Over Murdoch Troubles

    Glee Over Murdoch Troubles

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 7/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    "Glee" is not just an American TV show, it is also the emotion many people feel and express toward the trouble Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is having, since they consider Murdoch's properties a blight on their formerly pristine media landscape.
  • Diana West - Afghanistan Has Suffered the Most? Really?

    Afghanistan Has Suffered the Most? Really?

    Diana West
    Posted: 7/14/2011 10:19:00 PM EST
    In one of the many exit interviews Gen. David Petraeus has given as his command in Afghanistan comes to an end, he made the following statement: "No country has suffered more from Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida than Afghanistan."
  • Bill Nelson - Remember the Fourth by Celebrating Our Veterans

    Remember the Fourth by Celebrating Our Veterans

    Bill Nelson
    Posted: 7/1/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It’s been said over the last several years that “the military is at war, and Americans are at the mall”—a rather trite way of stating that far-off wars tend to escape the public’s attention—especially when the media only covers the conflict when there are a lot of American deaths.
  • Diana West - Islamic Threat As Bright As the Sun

    Islamic Threat As Bright As the Sun

    Diana West
    Posted: 6/9/2011 1:05:00 PM EST
    My best guess is the sun is hot. I feel its heat. I see by its light. I understand its role in the growth of crops and other living things.
  • Debra J. Saunders - America's Long Slide from 9/11 to Crown Beach

    America's Long Slide from 9/11 to Crown Beach

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 6/5/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    On Sept. 11, 2001, when two planes plunged into the World Trade Center, Americans watched in awe as New York firefighters, police and paramedics rushed to the scene at risk to their own lives. Some 343 firefighters and paramedics and 60 police officers paid the ultimate price in their desperate rush to save other lives.
  • Diana West - 'Senseless' Seems Easier than Saying 'Jihad'

    'Senseless' Seems Easier than Saying 'Jihad'

    Diana West
    Posted: 5/25/2011 3:49:00 PM EST
    I have my doubts about the deputy commanding general of Ft. Hood. Despite overwhelming evidence that Hasan committed an act of jihad, DiSalvo -- like the Army, like the U.S. government -- looks the other way.
  • Michael Medved - The Mad Doctor

    The Mad Doctor

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 5/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    How would you describe a perennial presidential candidate who insists in a televised debate that government has no more right to interfere with prostitution or heroin than it does to limit the right of the people to “practice their religion and say their prayers”?
  • Bruce Bialosky - Bush and Blair Together Again

    Bush and Blair Together Again

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 5/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mr. Blair endorses what Mr. Bush says about the most important issue of our time. Blair clarifies the moral courage and the serenity with which GWB made his decisions. Quite often, they worked through those decisions in unison.
  • Mike Shedlock - Stop Torturing Us; Let's Come Home

    Stop Torturing Us; Let's Come Home

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 5/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I am proud to be ahead of the curve on this issue and I commend Senator John McCain and Congressman Ron Paul for their steadfast opposition to torture. "Thinking that torture is wrong is not a liberal or conservative value - it is simply a value."
  • Victor Davis Hanson - Tough Times for Radical Islam

    Tough Times for Radical Islam

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 5/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Osama bin Laden is dead. The Middle East is in chaos. And radical Islam is floundering.
  • Phil Gingrey - The Case Isn't Closed on Terrorism

    The Case Isn't Closed on Terrorism

    Phil Gingrey
    Posted: 5/11/2011 11:42:00 AM EST
    It’s been over a week now since the U.S. located and took out our public enemy number one: Osama bin Laden. Thanks to the American intelligence officers and Navy SEALs’ successful execution of the operation to find the al Qaeda leader, our nation has finally concluded the ten-year manhunt for this vile terrorist.
  • Armstrong Williams - Pakistan the "Janus" of Our Time...

    Pakistan the "Janus" of Our Time...

    Armstrong Williams
    Posted: 5/10/2011 10:38:00 AM EST
    Pretty soon Congress will face one of, if not the toughest votes of this legislative session – the decision on whether to raise our nation’s debt ceiling. It is perhaps the defining moment of nearly 87 new GOP freshmen, along with dozens others (including Democrats) who could lose their jobs come next November should they vote the wrong way.
  • Bruce Bialosky - Bin Laden, Italian Style

    Bin Laden, Italian Style

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 5/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Vacationing at the same time each year has been both wonderful and harrowing. During our annual post tax-season holiday, coincidentally, several national tragedies have occurred.
  • Ken Connor - We Got Him!

    We Got Him!

    Ken Connor
    Posted: 5/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    We finally got him. Almost a decade after the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, justice has been meted out to the mastermind of Islamic terror, Osama bin Laden.
  • Diana West - U.S. and Pakistan Allied Forever? Really?

    U.S. and Pakistan Allied Forever? Really?

    Diana West
    Posted: 5/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Stirrings of life on Capitol Hill: Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, has introduced a bill to stop distribution of $3 billion in aid that Congress appropriated for Pakistan this year until the State Department certifies that Pakistan was not harboring Osama bin Laden.
  • Guy Benson - Vindication: Three Controversial Bush Policies Help Take Down bin Laden

    Vindication: Three Controversial Bush Policies Help Take Down bin Laden

    Guy Benson
    Posted: 5/5/2011 10:28:00 AM EST
    Although he won’t be physically present to help mark the demise of Osama bin Laden, Americans owe President Bush a debt of gratitude for instituting a slate of controversial policies that ultimately helped execute that very goal.