Calvin Coolidge on Townhall

Conn Carroll - Mon Feb 17

Judged by his beliefs, he is the most conservative president in American History. Judged by his record, he's one of the best president's period. ... more

Ralph Benko - Wed Mar 6

Amity Shlaes, one of America’s most interesting and influential public intellectuals, has just published Coolidge, a biography of that laconic president. ... more

Michael Barone - Mon Feb 25

For years, most Americans' vision of history has been shaped by the New Deal historians. Writing soon after Franklin Roosevelt's death, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and others celebrated his accomplishments and denigrated his opponents. ... more

Emmett Tyrrell - Thu Feb 21

I am indebted to Amity Shlaes for gently correcting a joke of mine that dates back to July 8, 1972. On that date in the New York Times, I joshed that President Calvin Coolidge "probably spent more time napping than any president in the nation's history" and therefore was a successful president. ... more

Cal Thomas - Thu Sep 13

"There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time." -- Calvin Coolidge, responding to the 1919 Boston police strike. ... more

Cal Thomas - Fri Aug 10

Two of my pundit colleagues -- David Brooks of The New York Times and Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal -- have written about this "boring" and "inconsequential" presidential campaign. ... more

Terry Paulson - Mon Jul 30

Reviving American values won't come by criticizing the media or railing at the intrusive nature of big government. It will come when parents once again take on the critical role of raising their children to be responsible citizens. Training children is time consuming and requires creative repetition and consistency in a world deluged with competing values. ... more