Chris Christie Columns on Townhall

  • Debra J. Saunders - A Good Night for Real Contrast

    A Good Night for Real Contrast

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 8/29/2012 12:14:00 PM EST
    Tuesday night was Good Cop/Bad Cop night at the Republican National Convention. Ann Romney played the good cop; the keynote speaker, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, played the bad cop.
  • Armstrong Williams - We Are Still Building This!

    We Are Still Building This!

    Armstrong Williams
    Posted: 8/28/2012 11:23:00 AM EST
    The theme for this year's Republican National Convention in Tampa is We Did Build That! It's an interesting choice of a theme. There are a lot of options this year: Governor Romney is running against a president who simply hasn't got anything right. Even the death of Osama Bin Laden, it turns out, is something that he bungled, since we saw him "spike the football" about it when his poll numbers started looking scary (incidentally, they haven't got any better since then).
  • Neil McCabe - Womack Seeks to Close Quill Loophole, Force Online Stores to Pay State Sales Tax

    Womack Seeks to Close Quill Loophole, Force Online Stores to Pay State Sales Tax

    Neil McCabe
    Posted: 8/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    When President George H. W. Bush raised taxes in the 1990 budget deal, it not only meant breaking his “Read my lips” promise with the American people. It was also from that time forward that conservatives in Congress have opposed any and all tax increases.
  • Bob Barr - Internet Sales Tax – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    Internet Sales Tax – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

    Bob Barr
    Posted: 7/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Your taxes are about to be raised; and guess who’s behind it. Here’s a clue – it’s not the Democrats. Despite all the talk about reducing the size and scope of government during their campaigns, and railing against President Barack Obama’s proposed tax hikes, a number of Republican governors are advocating for a sales tax on Internet sales.
  • Randall DeSoto - Republican Governors Lead the Way

    Republican Governors Lead the Way

    Randall DeSoto
    Posted: 7/17/2012 1:28:00 PM EST
    If we as a nation want to know what it will take to get back on track, we need look no further than what Republican Governors are doing throughout the country. The principles they are following are the key to our salvation and lead down the exact opposite road Barack Obama and the Democrats want to take to go “FORWARD.”
  • Brian and Garrett Fahy - Beyond the Beltway -  Reading the Tea Leaves of Another Tea Party Election

    Beyond the Beltway - Reading the Tea Leaves of Another Tea Party Election

    Brian and Garrett Fahy
    Posted: 6/21/2012 12:03:00 PM EST
    In 2000 and 2004, before the advent of the Tea Party, George W. Bush won Nevada, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida and the White House. In 2008, Barack Obama did the same. This year, Mr. Obama is unlikely to repeat this accomplishment. According to recent polling, these states, save Indiana, are up for grabs.
  • Townhall.com Staff - Chris Christie’s Obamacare Acquiescence

    Chris Christie’s Obamacare Acquiescence

    Townhall.com Staff
    Posted: 5/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    New Jersey’s governor may have a “conservative rock star” persona, but when it comes to the government takeover of health care Chris Christie has done nothing to stop it
  • Terry Paulson - Time to End the U.S. Debt Accelerator Baseline Budgeting

    Time to End the U.S. Debt Accelerator Baseline Budgeting

    Terry Paulson
    Posted: 5/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Have you ever wondered how President Obama's budget can be unanimously defeated by both the House (414-0) and the Senate (97-0) and how the U.S. Senate can go three years without submitting or passing a single budget and yet government spending keeps exploding and the federal debt keeps growing?
  • Doug Giles - Whitney Houston Was Correct: Crack Was Wack

    Whitney Houston Was Correct: Crack Was Wack

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 2/19/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    During a 2002 ABC interview Whitney Houston told an inquiring Diane Sawyer that “crack is wack.” She was correct: Crack is wack, and in the final analysis, abusing it (and many, many other drugs and alcohol) whacked Whitney.
  • Dennis Prager - Chris Christie on Israel -- and What It Means to Be a Leader

    Chris Christie on Israel -- and What It Means to Be a Leader

    Dennis Prager
    Posted: 2/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) last week. In the few words reported by the Weekly Standard magazine, he said just about everything one needs to know about Israel; about America and Israel; and about American political leadership.
  • Debra J. Saunders - GOP No Longer Feels Need To Hide Its Incivility

    GOP No Longer Feels Need To Hide Its Incivility

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 1/29/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Last week, Sarah Palin stepped over the edge of civility. Fox Business host Eric Bolling played a clip of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on "Meet the Press" in which Christie said Newt Gingrich "has been an embarrassment" to the Republican Party.
  • Tony Katz - I Love Ann Coulter Even When She Is Wrong

    I Love Ann Coulter Even When She Is Wrong

    Tony Katz
    Posted: 1/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ann Coulter is wrong about Newt Gingrich. She is wrong about Mitt Romney. She is wrong about President Obama. Since the election race began, Ann Coulter has been wrong about near everything having to do with the GOP race in 2012. Yet, she's still smarter than near everyone out there. I love Ann Coulter, even when she's wrong.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Romney v. Santorum: 1976 All Over Again

    Romney v. Santorum: 1976 All Over Again

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 1/5/2012 11:06:00 AM EST
    Either Mitt Romney is the presumptive nominee by early February, or we have a replay of the 1976 GOP primaries on our hands.
  • Matt Mackowiak - The Political Winners of 2011

    The Political Winners of 2011

    Matt Mackowiak
    Posted: 12/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The intensity of the news cycle has produced more news coverage but less analysis of trends. Fortunately, the end of the calendar year provides both a calm period of time and the necessary reflective mood to enable one to take stock of what occurred over the past year.
  • Victor Davis Hanson - The Castor-Oil Candidate

    The Castor-Oil Candidate

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 11/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Nominating Mitt Romney is sort of like taking grandma's castor oil. Republicans are dreading the thought of downing their unpleasant-tasting medicine but worry that sooner or later they will have to.
  • Jack Bouroudjian - Jon Corzine's US Grant Moment

    Jon Corzine's US Grant Moment

    Jack Bouroudjian
    Posted: 11/1/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Thank goodness he didn't have ambitions for higher office. The last time we had such ham-handedness in financial matters, Grant was treating Grant & Ward like he treated the rebels at Antietam.
  • Bruce Bialosky - The Real Bully is Big Government

    The Real Bully is Big Government

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 10/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Last week’s column described a major victory for individual freedom – the Supreme Court ruling that parents are responsible for supervising their children and protecting them from hideous computer games.
  • Janet M. LaRue - Gov. Christie's Bully Pulpit

    Gov. Christie's Bully Pulpit

    Janet M. LaRue
    Posted: 10/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Who can say “gay” isn’t okay in New Jersey? Judging by Gov. Chris Christie’s actions, teachers can't.
  • Daniel Doherty - A Few Things to Like About Mitt Romney

    A Few Things to Like About Mitt Romney

    Daniel Doherty
    Posted: 10/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The famous humorist Will Rogers once said, “We always want the best man to win an election. Unfortunately, he never runs.”
  • Karen Lugo - Chris Christie: Incoherent on Islamism

    Chris Christie: Incoherent on Islamism

    Karen Lugo
    Posted: 10/17/2011 2:45:00 PM EST
    The bold, bombastic style that has earned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie much acclaim in the political bullpen excited conservatives when he used it to battle the unions and biased media agents. Now that Christie’s wrath is being vented on American citizens with legitimate concerns about political Islam and sharia law, however, there are questions about the principles driving the political star’s moral indignation.