American Exceptionalism on Townhall

Marvin Folkertsma - Sat Nov 17

A few days after the election of 2012 the very talented Michael Ramirez published a political cartoon that perhaps conveyed a more profound meaning than he anticipated. He depicted a pair of hands extending from star-studded sleeves (presumably from a mendicant Uncle Sam), which were held in supplication, as though waiting for a handout or petitioning voters to relinquish more of their earnings to the federal government. ... more

Chuck Norris - Tue Nov 6

With the troubling devastation of Hurricane Sandy on our nation's doorstep -- and so many people in need of food, shelter and emergency services after the storm -- I encourage Americans to reach out to our neighbors and help them through this challenging time. ... more

Cliff May - Fri Nov 2

The US has unique responsibilities. Is that so hard to understand? ... more

David Limbaugh - Fri Oct 26

OK, President Obama, if you and your defenders insist on denying that you've repeatedly apologized for America, then let's quit mincing words and acknowledge you've done worse than apologize. That works for me. ... more

Ben Shapiro - Wed Oct 10

Last week, after the first presidential debate, I spoke at an architecture school in downtown Los Angeles. One of the questions the moderator asked was about American exceptionalism. The foam flecked to his lips at the very phrase. What, pray tell, was American exceptionalism, he asked? ... more

Alan Sears - Tue Sep 11

On September 11, 2001, Americans were reminded of two things—the dangers of terrorism and the greatness of the United States. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Thu Sep 6

To be sure, it’s possible to reverse this trend if we implement entitlement reform. But how likely is that given the short-sighted outlook and self-interested attitude of the political class. ... more

Steve Deace - Sat Sep 1

Proving yet again that its first principles and ideas that drive people to become Republicans, almost in spite of itself the GOP has an emerging generation of leaders that seem dramatically superior to the current one. ... more

Demetrius Minor - Tue May 1

On May 2, 2011, the news of the death of Osama bin Laden spread like an electromagnetic wave all across the world. The world’s most notorious symbol of evil and the mastermind of the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks was finally brought to justice. ... more

Dennis Prager - Tue May 1

Election Day 2012 will not be a presidential election. It will be a plebiscite. Americans will not only be voting for a president (and a House and a third of the Senate). They will be participating in a plebiscite on the definition of America. ... more

Dennis Prager - Tue Apr 24

Does it break some unwritten rule for a columnist to bring his readers' attention to his own book? If so, I ask your indulgence. ... more

Demetrius Minor - Sun Mar 18

This election year’s theme has evolved around one common theme: The identity of America. We’ve heard the rallying voices calling for “restoring”, “believing”, “saving” and “reviving” America. There is this undeniable feeling with oneself that America is wayward, distraught and dysfunctional. ... more

New York - Thu Feb 23

Fox News Psychiatrist, Dr. Keith Ablow, analyzes the motives behind Obama's policies. ... more

Donna Wiesner Keene - Tue Jan 31

De Tocqueville’s observations of the infant America include exceptionalism of liberty, egalitarianism, individualism, populism and laissez faire. Shorten them into modern terms as the democratic acceptance of rule of law. ... more

Star Parker - Mon Jan 30

The theme President Obama gave to his State of the Union address was “An America Built to Last.” But his vision would be better described as an “An America Built to Be Last.” ... more

Suzanne Fields - Fri Jan 27

There's a debate just behind the Republican search for a winning candidate, just at the edges of President Obama's campaign for re-election, about whether America is finished. These debaters put it in the form of a polite academic question: Is America in decline? ... more

Pat Buchanan - Fri Jan 27

U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul, Obama's man in Moscow, who just took up his post, has received a rude reception. And understandably so. ... more

Terry Paulson - Mon Jan 2

On a recent trip to the Reagan Presidential Library I was struck over and over again by the confidence President Ronald Reagan had in Americans--in American workers, leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, the young and the old. ... more

Kate Hicks - Mon Dec 26

Victor Davis Hanson - Thu Dec 22

Two terrible September days sum up the first decade of the new American millennium. ... more

Rich Tucker - Sun Dec 18

Back in 2006, a World War II flying ace briefly made headlines once again. Students at the University of Washington decided to shoot down the idea of a statue to honor Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, the Marine aviator who earned the Medal of Honor by destroying 26 Japanese planes. ... more

Cliff May - Thu Dec 15

Is there anything Islamic about Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps? On what basis does Ayman al-Zawahiri, now al-Qaeda’s leader, formerly the head of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, claim to be a jihadi – an Islamic warrior? Do groups that justify terrorism on the basis of Islam have a doctrinal leg to stand on? ... more

Ralph Benko - Thu Dec 15

Political professionals sometimes speak of … “the mood of the electorate.” This subtle force goes beyond ideology, policy and even character. The ability to read and respond to the public’s mood often represents the difference between winning and losing. ... more

Michael Prell - Wed Dec 7

Seventy years ago today, America was brutally attacked at Pearl Harbor by an enemy that used planes as suicide bombs. A lesser nation would have been devastated. But America was no lesser nation. ... more