American Culture on Townhall

Jeff Jacoby - Fri Jul 10

Paul Greenberg - Wed Apr 2

Steve Deace - Sat Dec 7

Tom Purcell - Tue Aug 6

Paul Greenberg - Wed Jun 5

Alan Sears - Fri Apr 26

The things we never outgrow. “All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare said, “and all the men and women merely players.” A surprising number of us have stage fright. ... more

Ken Connor - Wed Apr 24

Ideas do have consequences, as the recent events in Boston so vividly demonstrate. We in the West need to recognize these truths and acknowledge their implications on our way of life and our ideals. Unless we confront and debunk the very bad ideas that are being advanced against our way of life, we will not continue to stand. Some ideas are not just bad, they are evil, and we must be willing to say so. ... more

Michael Medved - Wed Apr 10

Roger’s sad departure from the national scene dramatizes the fact that no reviewer today enjoys that sort of influence or prominence. Networks, along with most local stations, no longer employ regular film critics and efforts to revive the old Sneak Previews format of film clips mixed with bickering commentators have all faded or failed. ... more

Rick Santorum - Tue Apr 9

Our country is at a defining moment. With a weak economy and a high unemployment rate that has bumped along for five years and traditional American values under assault by the Obama administration, the mainstream media and Hollywood, millions of American families across the country are feeling discouraged -- both financially and morally. ... more

Bill Murchison - Tue Apr 2

The American public's apparent surrender to same-sex marriage -- the Pew Research Center says 49 percent of us now support it, with just 44 percent opposed -- has been much remarked lately. I think I can explain it in part. ... more

Dennis Prager - Tue Apr 2

I offer the single most politically incorrect statement a modern American -- indeed a modern Westerner, period -- can make: I first look to the Bible for moral guidance and for wisdom. ... more

Mona Charen - Fri Mar 29

Same-sex marriage is probably inevitable in America whatever the Supreme Court decides. That's because the public is clearly leaning that way. ... more

Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Thu Mar 28

Just last week, I was commiserating with other moms of middle-school teenage girls about the lack of appealing clothing available to teenage girls and the appalling state of girl teenage fashion today. ... more

Cal Thomas - Thu Mar 28

History is full of warnings about what happens when people follow public opinion instead of standing by their principles. In its most extreme manifestation, public opinion might well become mob rule when vigilantes take the law into their own hands. ... 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

Walter E. Williams - Wed Mar 20

After reading Dr. Thomas Sowell's latest book, "Intellectuals and Race," one cannot emerge with much respect for the reasoning powers of intellectuals, particularly academics, on matters of race. There's so much faulty logic and downright dishonesty ... more

Paul Greenberg - Wed Feb 20

In the course of human events, one thing remains certain: We forget. Somewhere over murky time, Washington's Birthday faded away, and was absorbed into another three-day holiday with no distinguishing marks except maybe ... Giant Sales! ... more

Bruce Bialosky - Mon Feb 11

Our soon-to-be Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, has a fascinating resume. ... more

Emmett Tyrrell - Thu Feb 7

In the aftermath of the Super Bowl, it is perhaps salutary to take stock of professional football and to suggest a few reforms that might make the game more wholesome. ... more