Democracy on Townhall

Steve Chapman - Sun Nov 24

Rich Tucker - Sat Nov 16

Nicole Bailey - Fri Nov 15

Dr. Rabab El Mahdi, an activist in Egypt and a faculty member at the University of Cairo, called out the title of the Middle East Institute annual conference in Washington: “Managing Transition, Containing Conflict: The Middle East in 2014.” She said that foreign policy analysts make these two mistakes: (1) using the word “transition” instead of “revolution,” and (2) trying to “contain conflict” that is a natural and inevitable part of the revolutionary process. ... more

Cliff May - Thu Oct 17

Kevin Glass - Sat Sep 28

Hate speech laws around the world are used to curtail freedoms of groups as diverse as Christian street preachers and famous perfume makers. American respect for free speech—even if it’s offensive— is unique. ... more

Amanda Muñoz - Fri Sep 6

Are we putting on a show of deliberative democracy, where the American people take extra steps to express their will to their elected officials, but at the end of the day, the political trump calls pulls all? ... more

Diana West - Fri Jul 12

Cliff May - Thu Jul 11

Cal Thomas - Tue Jul 9

Linda Chavez - Fri Jun 14

Steve Chapman - Thu Jun 13

Political Calculations - Sun Jun 9

Pat Buchanan - Fri Jun 7

Reuters News - Mon Jun 3

Paul Jacob - Sat Apr 20

Power corrupts. Insulated power corrupts corrosively. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Fri Apr 5

I'd say it is a rare if not miraculous gift to be able to rewind history and see so clearly what would have happened if we hadn't stopped Saddam Hussein's continued attacks and depredations. ... more

Thomas Sowell - Wed Apr 3

The Obama administration treated the creation of "democracy" in the Middle East as a Good Thing. Ironically, those who created the United States of America viewed democracy with fear-- and created a Constitutional republic instead. ... more

Jacob Sullum - Wed Apr 3

In two cases last week, lawyers urged the Supreme Court to respect the democratic process by upholding bans on legal recognition of gay marriages. But only one of those bans can plausibly be portrayed as representing the will of the people. ... more