Congressional Approval on Townhall

Reuters News - Mon Sep 26

Emmett Tyrrell - Thu Sep 15

We are preparing to vamoose Camp Victory just outside of Baghdad. There were once 505 bases for American troops sprinkled around Iraq at the height of our involvement, from whence an American army went out to pacify the bloodthirsty hordes. ... more

John Ransom - Mon Sep 12

This is not a country that has a great fear of expressing itself. We have way too much self-love for that. If we were secretly ashamed, we’d go on Oprah and proclaim our secret shame to the world, as many liberals like Krugman have done. Or we'd write a book about it. ... more

Donald Lambro - Thu Sep 8

I'm always amused by national news polls showing that few Americans like the job Republicans are doing in Congress, as if this is somehow a precursor to the outcome of the 2012 House and Senate elections. ... more

Katie Pavlich - Tue Sep 6

John Ransom - Sat Aug 27

Jonathan Alter asked sincerely why everyone thinks Obama's such a bad president. I will answer with five reasons based on substance, although I could probably come up with twenty reasons easily. ... more

Ryan James Girdusky - Fri Aug 26

Last week, the Obama administration announced it will halt deportations of illegal immigrants on a case-by-case basis depending on whether they held certain criteria. Such criteria included attending school, having a family and having primary care responsibility for a family member. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Fri Aug 19

The collapse in sentiment of all kinds continues. Concern over jobs and unemployment are at the top of the list of worries. ... more

Ed Feulner - Sat Aug 6

One of the biggest factors behind whether companies hire or not is regulation. It's expensive to run a business, and if government agencies are saddling you with more and more expensive rules, you're simply not going to have as much money left over to hire additional employees. ... more

Robert Knight - Tue Jul 12

When Tim Geithner whipped out his pocket Constitution in May to address the debt ceiling issue, the rivers in Hades must have been packed with ice skaters. ... more

Rachel Alexander - Wed Jun 15

Now, Republicans worried about the way Obama is handling the intervention have aligned with far left Democrats to challenge Obama on continued U.S. military engagement in Libya ... more

Ken Connor - Sun Jun 12

"The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation." ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Thu Jun 9

Washington is suddenly embroiled in one of its most time-honored traditions, a debate about the constitutionality of the War Powers Resolution, specifically how it should be applied to our efforts in Libya. ... more

Bruce Bialosky - Mon May 2

Many Americans are concerned that whenever Congress launches a crusade for “consumer protection,” somehow that’s not what we end up with. When the Dodd-Frank bill contained a Trojan Horse – the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – a lot of people became alarmed. ... more

Lurita Doan - Mon Apr 11

Government shutdowns, while dramatic, are not sufficient to bring about a return to fiscal sanity in the federal government. ... more

Victor Davis Hanson - Thu Apr 7

President Obama has announced that America would stop attacking Col. Muammar Gadhafi's forces in Libya. He instead hopes that others can force out Gadhafi -- or that the dictator will leave through economic and diplomatic pressure. ... more

Victor Davis Hanson - Thu Mar 31

By bombing Libya, President Obama accomplished some things once thought absolutely impossible in America. One of these is war-mongering liberals. ... more

Brent Bozell - Wed Mar 30

Think of all the militant anti-war types who were thrilled at the removal of the Bush "war machine" in 2008, only to see President Obama's strained endorsement of military action in Libya. Oh, how the political wave of the hard left has crashed ashore. ... more

Janet M. LaRue - Wed Mar 30

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with a little help from her friends, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and National Security Advisor Samantha Power, is being hailed as a decisive leader for persuading an indecisive President Obama to use military force against Libya in order to prevent "a potential humanitarian crisis" by Muammar Gaddafi against his own people. ... more

George Friedman - Tue Mar 29

Some wars fought since World War II have had congressional approval, both in the sense that resolutions were passed and that Congress appropriated funds, but the Constitution is explicit in requiring a formal declaration. It does so for two reasons. ... more

Howard Rich - Thu Mar 24

President Barack Obama says that Americans are “tired of talk” when it comes to rising gas prices. Unfortunately his administration continues to say one thing and do another on this critical economic front. ... more

John Hawkins - Tue Mar 22

It seems like it was just yesterday when we had an "imperialist warmonger" in the White House who was going to be replaced by a peace-loving Democrat who promised "hope" and "change" instead. It's funny how that worked out, isn't it? ... more

Lurita Doan - Mon Feb 14

Smoke and mirrors management seems to be the usual Washington way to address the need for reduced federal spending. GOP leaders in congress have begun well, proposing $100 billion in cuts, but with national debt over $14,000,000,000,000.00that's not really enough, not by a long shot. ... more

Lurita Doan - Mon Jan 31

Obama in his recent State of the Union address, showed nothing but gloss. ... more