Eric Holder Columns on Townhall

  • Katie Pavlich - ATF Managers Lawyer Up, Slam Gun Laws and Still Deny Gunwalking

    ATF Managers Lawyer Up, Slam Gun Laws and Still Deny Gunwalking

    Katie Pavlich
    Posted: 3/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The attorneys of embattled former ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix Field Division Bill Newell and Phoenix Group VII Supervisor, the group that carried out Operation Fast and Furious, David Voth, are accusing Senator Charles Grassley and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa of making “many inaccurate and harmful statements” and “factual distortions against” their clients.
  • Doug Giles - IDs for Beer but Not for Ballots?

    IDs for Beer but Not for Ballots?

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 3/18/2012 9:12:00 AM EST
    Call me weird, but if Texans have to brandish an ID to buy cigarettes or beer, coach a youth football team, see an R-rated movie, cash a check, buy Sudafed or spray paint, pick up their children from school early, rent a video, open up a P.O. Box, pick up tickets at will call for a Bon Jovi concert, or rent a kayak to float down the Guadalupe then I don’t think it is too much to ask that a person who waddles up to a voting booth to elect our next president prove that he or she is here legally.
  • Paul Greenberg -  Good for Eric Holder: The education of an attorney general

    Good for Eric Holder: The education of an attorney general

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 3/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Can this be Eric Holder, our Eric Holder, the same attorney general of the United States who used to snub military law, who set out to close the military prison and courts at Guantanamo, who preferred to tie up Lower Manhattan with a showy civil trial of the mastermind of September 11th, one of those civil proceedings that could delay and therefore deny justice indefinitely?
  • Ken Blackwell - Voter-ID Insanity at DOJ Going to the United Nations

    Voter-ID Insanity at DOJ Going to the United Nations

    Ken Blackwell
    Posted: 3/13/2012 6:35:00 PM EST
    The Far Left is making an unprecedented two-track move to derail states’ efforts to protect the integrity of the ballot box for this November’s elections. While the Department of Justice (DOJ) is blocking state efforts, liberal activists are taking this issue to the United Nations as a human rights violation.
  • Susan Stamper Brown - Voter ID Laws Protect Electoral Process

    Voter ID Laws Protect Electoral Process

    Susan Stamper Brown
    Posted: 3/13/2012 10:38:00 AM EST
    In an attempt to alleviate rampant voter fraud discovered in previous elections, the state of Texas passed a new voter ID law in 2011, which the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) brazenly blocked March 12, 2012 because it claims the law would disenfranchise minority voters.
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano - Can the President Kill You?

    Can the President Kill You?

    Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Posted: 3/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Can the president kill an American simply because the person is dangerous and his arrest would be impractical? Can the president be judge, jury and executioner of an American in a foreign country because he believes that would keep America safe? Can Congress authorize the president to do this?
  • Katie Pavlich -  Fast and Furious: Holder Says No Attempt of a Coverup at DOJ

    Fast and Furious: Holder Says No Attempt of a Coverup at DOJ

    Katie Pavlich
    Posted: 2/2/2012 12:39:00 PM EST
    After thirteen months of investigation in the Obama Justice Department’s lethal Operation Fast and Furious and Attorney General Eric Holder’s sixth time answering questions from Congress on the topic, we are stuck with stonewalling, non-answers and more calls for gun control.
  • Lurita Doan - Democrats Embrace Voter Fraud

    Democrats Embrace Voter Fraud

    Lurita Doan
    Posted: 1/9/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    With a dismal record of achievement and forced to accept the bitter harvest of their failed economic and foreign policies, no one should be surprised that Team Obama and the Democrats in Congress are running scared. Nor are the Democrats’ fears irrational.
  • Ken Blackwell - Holder's Race-Baiting is about Obama's Re-Election, Not Voting Rights

    Holder's Race-Baiting is about Obama's Re-Election, Not Voting Rights

    Ken Blackwell
    Posted: 12/31/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Eric Holder’s Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched an all-out war on voter-ID laws and other measures to safeguard to the electoral process. Although Holder’s actions are purportedly to prevent African-Americans from being disenfranchised, the reality is that they serve the crass political purpose of ensuring that Holder’s boss gets reelected next year.
  • Cal  Thomas - The Justice Department's Identity Problem

    The Justice Department's Identity Problem

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 12/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Is there, or should there ever be, a point when a state is no longer penalized for its discriminatory past? Not according to the Department of Justice, which last Friday rejected a South Carolina law that would have required voters show a valid photo ID before casting their ballots.
  • Michelle Malkin - The Year in Obama Scandals -- and Scandal Deniers

    The Year in Obama Scandals -- and Scandal Deniers

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 12/28/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    With 2011 drawing to a close, it is time to account. As an early-and-often chronicler of Chicago-on-the-Potomac, I am amazed at the stubborn and clingy persistence of President Barack Obama's snowblowers in the media. See no scandal, hear no scandal, speak no scandal.
  • Rachel Alexander - Obama Targeting Police Nationwide to Divert from Fast and Furious

    Obama Targeting Police Nationwide to Divert from Fast and Furious

    Rachel Alexander
    Posted: 12/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Either there has been a huge increase in discrimination by law enforcement during the Obama administration, or Obama is targeting law enforcement for politically motivated reasons. In the current era of heightened sensitivity to racism and police brutality, it makes no sense that abuses by law enforcement are increasing.
  • Chris W. Cox - Obama Administration Endangered Lives to Justify Gun Control

    Obama Administration Endangered Lives to Justify Gun Control

    Chris W. Cox
    Posted: 12/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In all of my years fighting on behalf of the National Rifle Association to defend the Second Amendment, I never thought I would see a White House so vehemently opposed to gun ownership that it would be willing to arm violent criminals and endanger American lives in pursuit of a gun control agenda.
  • Robert Knight - Holder Plays the Race Card Even Before Election Day

    Holder Plays the Race Card Even Before Election Day

    Robert Knight
    Posted: 12/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In a speech Tuesday at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas, Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. warned that recent state reforms, such as requiring photo IDs, might repress the minority vote. He said the Justice Department was reviewing photo ID laws just enacted in Texas and South Carolina, and early voting procedures in Florida.
  • Michelle Malkin - Holder, Blago, Richardson: Triangle of Sleaze

    Holder, Blago, Richardson: Triangle of Sleaze

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 12/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It was a rough week for the corruptocracy. White House officials better ho-ho-hold on tight because the sleigh ride isn't going to get any smoother.
  • Katie Pavlich - Behavior by Department of Justice Officials May Lead to Impeachment

    Behavior by Department of Justice Officials May Lead to Impeachment

    Katie Pavlich
    Posted: 12/8/2011 3:52:00 PM EST
    "The president has said he has full confidence in this attorney general. I have no confidence in a president who has full confidence in an attorney general who has in fact not terminated or dealt with the individuals, including key lieutenants, who from the very beginning had some knowledge and long before Brian Terry was gun downed, knew enough to stop this program." Rep. Darrell Issa
  • Michelle Malkin - The Accountability Charade

    The Accountability Charade

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 11/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    You can't spell "accountability" without "A," "C" and "T." But in Washington, government officials routinely get away with "taking personal responsibility" by mouthing empty words devoid of action. Heads nod in collective agreement that mistakes were made. But heads never roll. The Obama administration has raised this accountability charade to an art form.
  • Katie Pavlich - Fast and Furious Was Not Botched

    Fast and Furious Was Not Botched

    Katie Pavlich
    Posted: 11/10/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Obama Administration botched the cover-up of Fast and Furious. Lies perpetuated by the Holder Justice Department continue to be shredded by a handful of media outlets, Sen. Charles Grassley, Sen. John Cornyn, Rep. Darrell Issa and members of the House Oversight Committee, but in no way was allowing Mexican cartels to get their hands on high powered weapons a "mistake."
  • Michelle Malkin - The Great Stonewall of Obama

    The Great Stonewall of Obama

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 11/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The White House laments that America hasn't built enough massive government infrastructure projects. Nonsense. At the rate it's growing, the Great Stonewall of Obama may soon be the second largest manmade object visible from outer space.
  • Katie Pavlich - Combative Eric Holder Still Evading Responsibilty for Operation Fast and Furious

    Combative Eric Holder Still Evading Responsibilty for Operation Fast and Furious

    Katie Pavlich
    Posted: 11/8/2011 12:34:00 PM EST
    Holder’s testimony surrounding Operation Fast and Furious on Capitol Hill can be summed up this way: I knew nothing about this, none of my senior officials authorized this, it was a local project and we need more gun control.