A Culture of Life on Townhall

Brian Birdnow - Sat Apr 13

Margaret Thatcher’s death on Monday, April 8th at the age of 87 brought a flood of reminiscences from many in the chattering classes who are old enough to remember her and her remarkable eleven-year tenure as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. ... more

Kathryn Lopez - Sat Apr 13

In the face of the darkness that befell Newton, Conn., there has been an expectation of something more, but it doesn't have to do with legislation. Father Peter Cameron, a Dominican priest, preached to the families gathered at St. Rose of Lima Church there the Sunday after the school massacre about the hope that he saw in them. ... more

Michael Barone - Thu Apr 11

"Divisive." That's a word that appeared, often prominently, in many news stories reporting the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. ... more

Michael Brown - Wed Apr 10

The last time I bought some daytime cold medicine at the grocery store, I was flagged by the machine in the self-checkout aisle, requiring me to show my ID to the cashier. Since I’m 58 years-old with gray hair and a white mustache, the cashier quickly waved me on, but the lesson was clear: In order to buy something as harmless as Dayquil, I needed to be at least 18 years-old. Yet according to a recent court ruling, a minor can buy an over-the-counter abortion pill without showing any ID. What kind of madness is this? ... more

Ken Blackwell - Wed Apr 10

Recently, Jay Michaelson wrote a piece for The Daily Beast titled “The ‘Religious Liberty’ Bullies and Their Fight Against LGBT Equality.” In it, he suggests that those who oppose same-sex marriage for religious reasons are the same as the racists who opposed desegregation laws. ... more

Robert Knight - Tue Apr 9

In a remarkably short time, Germany recovered smartly from the wreckage of its defeat in World War II to become the economic strong man of Europe. ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Mon Apr 8

So the Mayor of Boston, channeling his inner Captain Renault, is shocked – shocked! – to find that Boston's taxi industry is a rigged and pitiless racket. ... more

Bruce Bialosky - Mon Apr 8

A controversy exploded into the national forum when President Obama and his family crossed the street to attend Easter services at St. John’s Church, an Episcopal church attended by every President since James Madison. In the end both the Reverend who delivered the sermon and the President were wrong. ... more

Washington, D.C. - Mon Apr 8

Margaret Thatcher, the combative "Iron Lady" who infuriated European allies, found a fellow believer in Ronald Reagan and transformed her country by a ruthless dedication to free markets in 11 years as prime minister, has died. She was 87. ... more

Rich Galen - Fri Apr 5

Unlike major Washington, DC-based events or national political conventions, the people who come to Lincoln Day (on the GOP side) or Jefferson-Jackson Day (for the Dems) dinners, or county picnics during the summer, or participate in parades are the people who are truly the backbone of American politics. ... more

Mary Grabar - Fri Apr 5

When the radicals start defending “standards,” that’s when you have to become suspicious—of the standards. That is the case with Obama’s federalized education plan called Common Core. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Fri Apr 5

In what may be the greatest victory to date for the sophisticatedly asinine organization "No Labels," the Associated Press has embraced a new policy against "labeling people." ... more

Tony Katz - Thu Apr 4

At a committee hearing in the Florida legislature on a proposed “Born Alive Bill,” Planned Parenthood’s Alisa Lepolt Snow stunningly asserted that the fate of a child who survives a botched abortion should be left to the discretion of the mother and her doctor. ... more

Todd Starnes - Thu Apr 4

A Wisconsin school district has launched an investigation into accusations that teachers have bullied and harassed a politically active student. ... more

Michael Reagan - Thu Apr 4

Billions of Christians around the world celebrated Easter last Sunday, but not our media. Once again the holiest day of the Christian year slipped under their godless radar. ... more

Jerry Newcombe - Thu Apr 4

The quest to live longer is an old one. Around this time, we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first known European discovering Florida---Ponce de Leon. ... more

Todd Starnes - Mon Apr 1

The Student Government Association at Johns Hopkins University compared pro-life students to white supremacists and denied them official club status at the school. ... more

Michael Youssef - Sun Mar 31

During a time when we are about to celebrate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus the Christ, the United States Supreme Court is deliberating the possible crucifixion of the moral foundation of America. ... more

Catherine Glenn Foster - Thu Mar 28

Planned Parenthood is as secretive as it is deadly. In other words, it not only ends the lives of hundreds of thousands of unborn children each year but also conceals records revealing pertinent aspects of its operation costs, important details regarding “policies and services available to minors,” and it provides different numbers on salary information based on whether it is filling out state or federal paperwork. ... more

Washington, D.C. - Thu Mar 28

The Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, deciding whether the federal government can deny benefits to same-sex couples. A majority of the justices are indicating the law is in jeopardy. ... more

Todd Starnes - Wed Mar 27

A coalition of Eagle Scouts, Scoutmasters, and parents have launched a new organization vowing to keep sex and politics out of the Boy Scouts of America. ... more

Marybeth Hicks - Wed Mar 27

In this week’s email, a question comes from parents who don’t want their fourth grader to take the school district’s sex ed class. ... more

Walter E. Williams - Wed Mar 27

Are women equal to men? Are Jews equal to gentiles? Are blacks equal to Italians, Irish, Polish and other white people? The answer is probably a big fat no, and the pretense or assumption that we are equal -- or should be equal -- is foolhardy and creates mischief. Let's look at it. ... more

Ken Connor - Wed Mar 27

There was a time when America was united by a shared sense of national pride and cultural identity. Regardless of what side of the political spectrum one fell on, there was a general sense of pride in being an American and a respect for our foundational institutions. ... more