Cell Phones on Townhall

Christine Rousselle - Sat Jul 26

The bill passed with wide bipartisan support. ... more

Sarah Jean Seman - Wed Jun 25

Police may not search the contents of an arrested citizen’s cellphone without a warrant, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled Wednesday in Riley v. California. ... more

Bob Barr - Wed Apr 30

Sarah Jean Seman - Tue Apr 29

If police should arrest someone for driving without a seatbelt, Justice Antonin Scalia said, "it seems absurd that they should be able to search that person's iPhone." ... more

Rich Tucker - Sat Oct 5

Rebecca Hagelin - Tue Jul 30

Bruce Bialosky - Sun Jun 9

Kevin Glass - Mon Jan 28

Kevin Glass - Tue Oct 16

Senator Tom Coburn released the Wastebook 2012 today detailing the 100 most egregious wastes of taxpayer money. It's emblematic of the waste found everywhere in the federal budget. ... more

Michael Barone - Mon Oct 1

As a recovering pollster (I worked for Democratic pollster Peter Hart from 1974 to 1981), let me weigh in on the controversy over whether the polls are accurate. Many conservatives are claiming that multiple polls have overly Democratic samples, and some charge that media pollsters are trying to discourage Republican voters. ... more

Doug Giles - Sun May 27

God bless cell phones. With them we can chat with our friends; we can watch the grossest zit since the dawn of time being popped via YouTube; and our kiddos can record their bat crap crazy teachers attempting to mitigate their First Amendment rights! ... more

Jacob Sullum - Wed May 23

In January, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that tracking a suspect's movements by attaching a GPS transmitter to his car counts as a "search" under the Fourth Amendment. But because the majority opinion emphasized the physical intrusion needed to surreptitiously install the transmitter, it did not resolve the constitutional implications of surveillance using cellphones, the tracking devices that Americans voluntarily carry in their pockets and purses. ... more

Terry Jeffrey - Thu Apr 12

Today in America, we never turn off the generators. We are almost permanently leashed to electronic devices. ... more

Townhall.com Staff - Mon Mar 19

Walter E. Williams - Wed Dec 28

National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman Deborah Hersman has called for states to mandate a total ban on cellphone usage while driving. She has also encouraged electronics manufacturers -- via recommendations to the CTIA-The Wireless Association and the Consumer Electronics Association -- to develop features that "disable the functions of portable electronic devices within reach of the driver when a vehicle is in motion." That means she wants to be able to turn off your cellphone while you're driving. ... more