FDR on Townhall

Paul Greenberg - Wed Dec 11

Diana West - Fri Nov 15

Jonah Goldberg - Wed Apr 24

Over the last few years, the invariably unjustified rush to pin violence on the "right wing" -- particularly the Tea Partiers -- has reached the point of parody. Remember when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speculated that the foiled Times Square bomber might just be angry about Obamacare? ... more

Paul Kengor - Mon Apr 15

Maybe it’s a measure of progressives’ refusal to look back, to always move “forward.” Otherwise, they should be celebrating right now. In fact, President Obama and fellow modern progressives/liberals should be ecstatic all this year, rejoicing over the centenary of something so fundamental to their ideology, to their core goals of government, to their sense of economic and social justice—to what Obama once called “redistributive change.” ... more

Emmett Tyrrell - Thu Dec 27

The year 2012 is about to expire. It was a blank in my judgment -- poof and it is gone. We have the same sorry vacuity in the White House, bereft of knowing how to run the government. Just now he is off to Hawaii to loll in the sun, having left behind questions as to how to avoid our "fiscal cliff." Yes, he wants to raise taxes on the top two percent, but how do we reduce the deficit and finish off the tax bill? He has headed for the beach -- and practically no one remarks on the amateurism of it. The president is a poseur. ... more

Daniel Doherty - Fri Dec 7

Daniel J. Mitchell - Sat Oct 13

When I was asked to take part in a symposium on Barack Obama, Franklin Roosevelt, and the New Deal, I quickly said yes. ... more

Michael Barone - Thu Sep 20

People, not least himself, have often compared Barack Obama to Franklin D. Roosevelt. ... more

Wayne Allyn Root - Wed Sep 12

Few Americans understood the significance of President Obama’s most important line in his Presidential re-election speech at last week’s Democratic National Convention. Obama promised he'd pursue "the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt (FDR) pursued during the only crisis worse than this one." The implications of that promise are truly frightening. As history has already proven - they will lead to economic disaster. ... more

Thomas Sowell - Tue Sep 11

Former president Bill Clinton told the Democratic National Convention that Barack Obama has a plan to rescue the economy, and only the fact that the Republicans stood in his way has stopped him from getting the economy out of the doldrums. ... more

Pat Buchanan - Tue Aug 28

Looking back all the way to America's Civil War, there have been three dominant presidential coalitions. ... more

Katie Pavlich - Mon Mar 26

Jonah Goldberg - Fri Mar 16

Warning: What you are about to read is a deeply cynical view of the 2012 election. If you're looking for puppies and rainbows, check back with me another time. ... more

Thomas Sowell - Tue Feb 14

Although Barack Obama is the first black President of the United States, he is by no means unique, except for his complexion. He follows in the footsteps of other presidents with a similar vision, the vision at the heart of the Progressive movement that flourished a hundred years ago. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Tue Dec 13

Perhaps the most surprising revelation in the video is that America suffered a harsh depression after World War I, with GDP falling by a staggering 24 percent. But we don’t read much about that downturn in the history books, in large part because it ended so quickly. ... more

David Stokes - Fri Dec 9

The earth moved the other day. The shaking was felt from Long Island to Michigan and was triggered by two giants turning over in their graves. ... more

Robert Morrison - Thu Dec 8

This week marks the seventieth anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. More than 2,500 Americans were killed in that “sudden and deliberate attack.” ... more

David Stokes - Sat Nov 26

In the spirit of the recent holiday, among the many things for which Americans should be thankful is a political decision made more than 67 years ago as the Second World War was beginning to wind down and as the nation’s voters prepared for a presidential election. It was one of Franklin Roosevelt’s finest moments of decision, though admittedly, one he exercised reluctantly. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Fri Oct 21

Joe Biden is not a big effing deal, as he might say. In fairness, few vice presidents matter, and Biden suffers by comparison to his immediate predecessor, who mattered more than most. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Wed Oct 19

Another day, another jobs bill/economic stimulus. And another presidential tour to promote it. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Thu Sep 22

Forced unionism and forced collective bargaining is tantamount to slavery as I have noted before. ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Thu Sep 15

Americans are more jealous of their freedoms than libertarians sometimes realize. For nearly 150 years, civil liberties in this country have been on the upswing. Ten years after 9/11, they still are. ... more

Hugh Hewitt - Thu Sep 8

President Obama’s speech on Thursday night bordered on parody. ... more